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Friends In High Places

Friends In High Places

Via Raw Story: In a John Oliver-style expose on President Donald Trump’s ties to private prisons, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers attacked the shocking examples of Trump throwing contracts to those who give him cash.   Former President Barack Obama had his Justice Department begin to phase out the use of private prisons. These prisons

Donut Boy Rules!

Via Naples Daily News: A 9-year-old boy’s mission to thank every police officer in America with a sweet treat brought him to Southwest Florida on Tuesday.   They call him the “donut boy,” and he says police officers are his best friends.   “They keep me safe,” Tyler Carach said, while wearing his signature doughnut-patterned

VIDEO: One Tough Pig

Via CNN: It wasn’t your typical police chase in Hong Kong.   The target of this particular pursuit was a wild boar. The pig was first spotted in the bushes near Hong Kong Park — and it quickly drew the attention of about a dozen police officers and animal control workers, according to CNN affiliate

Recruit the Best at U.S. Army Reserves

By Thomas C. Barnes Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States continue struggling with their recruiting and retention needs. A variety of factors cause these challenges, and although solutions are few and far between, one may be found at your nearest US Army Reserve Center. The US Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office (P3) offers

VIDEO: The Game’s Rigged

Via The Star Ledger: “We all suspect it, but is it true? Are boardwalk games rigged? State investigators from an under-the-radar unit at the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs will often follow up on complaints by covertly visiting outlets at peak hours and ferreting out violations of the laws that govern “games of chance.” “That

Punishment is Death

Via CBS News: A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car last month to teach the girl a lesson, police said. The children died after spending several hours in the car.   Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was being held Saturday on two counts of causing

The Top 10 Signs It’s the Middle Of Summer

10. You wish global warning was a hoax, but it’s 101 degrees at 4:30 a.m. in Portland, Oregon. 9. You lost it and threatened the weather man from the local news station with “making terroristic threats” after he said, “Sorry, folks, looks like this heat wave is just getting started.” 8. You Googled “How hot does it have

You’re Not Welcome

Via WTNH News: As Florida Governor Rick Scott campaigns in Connecticut to tell Connecticut businesses why they should consider moving to his state, the Connecticut State Police Union says he should go home because his priority should be the weekend on-duty death of a Florida State Trooper.   Scott is in Norwalk today where the

Handling Disabled Protestors

Ed. note: Excellent work by the Capitol Police officers, who were forced by federal prosecutors yesterday to remove disabled protestors. Dealing with protestors is always a challenge, but when they are in wheelchairs and suffering from serious health problems, it can be extremely difficult. Via Time: U.S. Capitol Police forcibly removed demonstrators and disability advocates

Here’s Your Bike!

Via WSLS.com: (Virginia) — A Henry County sheriff’s deputy went above and beyond the call of duty to help a little girl after someone stole the girl’s bicycle on June 14.   When the deputy found out the family couldn’t afford to replace it, he decided to replace it for them.   Alexis Jenkins, 4,

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