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Blue Lives Legislation

Blue Lives Legislation

Via The Missourian: Protecting law enforcement officers is the main objective of two bills that the Missouri house passed Thursday.   One bill increases criminal penalties for some crimes against law enforcement officers. The other creates a mass-alert system to help track down perpetrators who harm or kill a law enforcement officer. Both bills now

Sanctuary Cities: Police vs. Mayor

Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) President Ken Crane wrote a letter to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton about his recent comments regarding President’s Trump executive orders. Mayor Stanton said he will fight the federal government’s attempt “to turn the Phoenix Police Department into a mass deportation force.” Crane responded in an interview with “The Mike Broomhead

VIDEO: Debate Takes On Police-Race Issue

This week Rains Lucia Stern Attorney Harry Stern and distinguished author Heather Mac Donald teamed up on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, the world’s premier forum for debate and intellectual discussion, to argue against the motion that policing in America is racially biased. Intelligence Squared U.S. is a non-profit debate series broadcasted across the country via

Fake Guns Destroy Lives

Ed. Note: Check out how the Cleveland PPA raised a serious public safety issue with the local newspaper, got a big story and lots of great PR for the Department and the Association. Best thing about it is that the effort proved the city’s cops really care about the well being and safety of the

De-Policing in Chicago

Via CBS News/60 Minutes: The following script is from “Crisis in Chicago,” which aired on Jan. 1, 2017. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Andrew Bast, Guy Campanile and Michael Radutzky, producers.   The number of casualties in Chicago since last New Year’s Day has surged to a level more in line with a war zone

Vests Save Cops

Via Safety and Health magazine: Law enforcement officers who wear body armor are 76 percent more likely to survive a bullet to the torso than officers who don’t wear the gear, according to a study from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.   Researchers examined information from the Law Enforcement Officers

Feds Seek Repeat of Disastrous Police Hiring Practices

By ALADS Board of Directors ALADS has always been in support of hiring the best candidates possible to be deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators. We are proud to represent more than 7,900 deputies and district attorney investigators who reflect the racial diversity of Los Angeles County. The Sheriff’s Department’s diversity has contributed to the

Special Protections

Here’s the thing with hate crimes. There are many Americans who hold the conservative view that the whole concept of “hate crimes” is bogus. “The new Federal Hate Crimes bill, which is about to pass the House, intrudes on First Amendment freedoms of speech and religion,” Rep. Louie Gohmert said in relation to Local Law

Cop Stabber Manhunt

Via FOX News: South Carolina authorities were searching Thursday for an inmate who escaped a maximum-security prison and was suspected in the stabbing of a police officer miles away.   Michael Allen Williamson, 47, escaped around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday from McCormick Correctional Institution, according to Dexter Lee of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.