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Who Knows? Who Cares?

Who Knows? Who Cares?

Via Mother Jones: In violation of a long-standing legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ProPublica has learned.   The lack of participation by federal law enforcement represents a significant and largely unknown flaw in the database, which is supposed to be

Smart Police Reform

Via the National Review: Here’s an issue on which liberals and conservatives agree: policing the mentally ill. The two sides may have arrived at that position through different underlying beliefs, but they got there. Here’s a problem: In Texas, a conservative legislature passed, and a conservative governor just signed, the Sandra Bland Act, a law

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

Duh, It’s Not Religion

Looks like someone doesn’t understand the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For the record, being gay is not a political act. Some might say painting bible verses on official vehicles isn’t political either. But that argument has not fared very well in the courts. Via Fox News: It’s permissible in the United States to

Cops On the Stand

Via the Los Angeles Times: The case seemed open and shut.   Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Walter told a jury how he had pulled over a sport utility vehicle for an expired registration tag.   The veteran sergeant went into detail about the stop — how he saw the SUV’s passenger sneak his

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

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