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Lock ‘Em Up!

Via the OC Register: Law enforcement officers must lock up their guns left in unattended vehicles or face fines of $1,000, under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.   The new law – which had been in the works for months and puts officers in the same camp as civilians in storing weapons

Heroes

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Better Late Than Never

Via Newson6.com: TULSA, Oklahoma—   Tuesday, people gathered at two rallies to show support for every officer in uniform.   One group of about 25 people gathered at Hunter Park; it was among the first to publicly come out with unwavering support of Officer Betty Shelby.   Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the

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Not With Him

Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland’s rank-and-file police union’s plan to wade into perhaps one of the most controversial presidential elections in decades and vote this week to endorse a presidential candidate has sparked some division in the ranks.   Many officers predict that members of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association’s will vote to endorse

Bullhorn

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O.J. Simpson and the Case for DNA

Join the National Law Enforcement Museum to talk about a landmark case for forensic science. On June 13, 1994, Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were found brutally murdered at her home. DNA evidence was the key to the investigation, and it was the job of Los Angeles (CA) Police Department Detectives Phil Vannatter and

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VIDEO: The Cut Up

When things get really stressful, as they are currently for many Americans, including police officers, one thing that’s worth more than its weight in gold is having a good laugh. In public safety agencies, there are frequently days when pretty much everyone wished they could call in sick and go fishing. You’ll see a lot

Struggles

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Difficult to Watch

Via CNN: A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy.   The incident, which happened in September 2015, resulted in the indictments of two marshals on second degree murder and second degree attempted murder charges.   The marshals began pursuing

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VIDEO: LAPD Tests Point Blank’s ASPIS X

Taking ballistic performance to the next level, the ASPIS X delivers exceptional NIJ Level III protection against high velocity rounds and provides lightweight maneuverability and optimal functionality… boldly expressed through its advanced construction and design. The number of “active shooter” incidents in the United States has risen over the past decade and a half, according

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The Unthinkable May Come to Pass

By all accounts, Dallas Police Department’s pension fund is in a bad way. Rumors that the fund could become insolvent are rampant and there have been scores of retirements including the Chief, David Brown, and the president of the union, Ron Pinkston. The crisis comes as the Dallas Police Department negotiates with City Hall to

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The Top 10 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

1. Your regular bartender greets you with a look that’s half elation and half pity. 2. This weekend’s haul from empty Budweiser cans? $230. 3. Your liver wants a divorce. 4. You woke up without pants three counties away holding a Styrofoam trident. 5. The standard five Jager-bombs just isn’t getting the job done. 6.

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