Bullhorn articles

We Condemn Nazis and White Supremacists

We Condemn Nazis and White Supremacists

By Daryl Turner As Nazis and white supremacists continue to plague our communities with marches and protests, let us be clear that we condemn their actions, beliefs, and rhetoric. What happened in Charlottesville last weekend was despicable and deplorable. It was an act of domestic terrorism. As law enforcement officers, we work hard every day

We’re Coddling Criminals!

Via the New York Times: For years, beginning in the 1990s, aggressive enforcement of minor offenses, like riding a bike on a sidewalk or drinking in public, was a fundamental part of policing in New York. But one of the lasting consequences of that enforcement has become a major policy dilemma, as more and more

Understaffed Leads to Rise In Crime

By the ALADS Board of Directors We have passed the mid-point of 2017 and two trends continue: a rising crime rate and an understaffed Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. As we have pointed out multiple times, passage of Prop 47 in 2014 ushered in a crime wave that continues unabated. Preliminary statistics for the first

Insults Divide, Decency Unites

by Marshall McClain & Paul Nunziato Attacks against police continue. Mere days after the ambush killing of NYPD Detective Miostis Familia, New York State Trooper Joel Davis was killed when he approached a residence in response to a domestic dispute. The American Alliance of Airport Police Officers (AAAPO) encourages all to keep these families in

What They Think

Via USA Today: Forget Russia. I’d fire Jeff Sessions over civil forfeiture. By Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist   Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to steal from you.   Oh, he doesn’t call it that. He calls it “civil forfeiture.” But what it is, is theft by law enforcement. Sessions should be ashamed. If I

Report: Crashes Up 233%

  The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has issued a new report with preliminary data through June 30, 2017, revealing that 65 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2017—a 30% increase over the same period last year (50). Of these 65 officers, 26 were killed in traffic-related incidents,

Not Perfect

Via USA Today: Reasonable force isn’t perfect force: Opposing view By Chuck Canterbury All of us make decisions each and every day using imperfect information. We rely on our reason, our experience and the limited information we have available at the time.   Law enforcement officers must do the same thing in much more difficult

Freedom is Never Free

Ed. note: Jeffrey Addicott, Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, Ret.) & Professor of Law & Director of the  Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, sent us this short opinion piece written by his son, Blake. We found it inspiring and think you will, too.  The People Who Protect Our Freedoms By

Recruit the Best at U.S. Army Reserve

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

Talking Technology? NYPD Has It Down

**AMERICAN POLICE BEAT SPECIAL REPORT** Eagle-eyed NYPD Transit officers arrested a man wanted for a Brooklyn burglary pattern after they recognized him from a photo that was distributed on their Department issued smartphones. Last month Sergeant Hayes along with Police Officers Patel and Bereznyak were on patrol when they noticed a man walking along a