Bill Bratton On the Future of American Policing

Earlier today, former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and other law enforcement professionals talked about community policing at The Heritage Foundation, in Washington, D.C.  They discussed the challenges and successes of police departments in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities. Other topics addressed included data collection by police departments, […]

Collaborative Reform 86’d

There are basically two ways local law enforcement agencies and the federal government can work together on police reforms. The first are “consent decrees,” legal agreements entered into by the feds and locals in which the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ works with cities, counties, agencies, and court-appointed monitors. The more recent “collaborative reform” […]

Cops Speak Out Against Use of “Thin Blue Line” by Hate Groups

by Brianna Dunn Police union leaders are condemning the use of the “thin blue line” by hate groups and extremists. The symbol and phrase were originally created for communities to show their support of law enforcement officials. In a statement released Monday, The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) in a statement on Monday […]

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 […]