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Police Impersonators

Police Impersonators

Via the Los Angeles Times: A new bill introduced in Congress this month would prohibit immigration officers from wearing any clothing bearing the word “police,” which some officials complain is deceiving and only serves to escalate tensions in their communities as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement.   The bill, authored by Rep. Nydia

SFPOA vs. Pepsi

Via Heat Street: Kendall Jenner’s “social justice” Pepsi ad has already proved a public-relations fiasco. Now, it might also be facing legal trouble.   In the ad, the cops’ logos and badges look a lot like those used by the San Francisco Police Department—but Pepsi never got permission from the department, its spokesperson told local

Sessions Wildly Unpopular

Via The Washington Post: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has released a new directive to Justice Department lawyers to review consent decrees reached between the Obama administration Justice Department and local police departments to reform systemic police abuses. This is the latest sign of Sessions’s plans to scale back the use of DOJ’s enforcement power to

Police Using Political Power

Via the Maryland Independent: Whether Maryland should become a “sanctuary state” where undocumented immigrants have legal protections under the law became a talking point in Southern Maryland over the last few weeks because of the Law Enforcement and Government Trust act that was introduced into the Maryland General Assembly.   The law would prevent government

Detective Can Be Sued

Via Cleveland.com: CLEVELAND, Ohio — An Ohio appeals court ruled that the families of Cleveland serial strangler Anthony Sowell’s victims can sue the Cleveland police detective who they say failed to properly investigate a 2008 sexual assault report against Sowell.   A three-judge panel at the Eighth District Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a

Death From Above

Via FOX News: HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates.   The bill would ban the use of weaponized drones, but exempt

On Second Thought…

Via Mic.com: The Fraternal Order of Police — the largest police police union in the United States, which forcefully endorsed President Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign — is now warning that his administration’s threats to cut federal funding to police forces in “sanctuary cities” is a risk to public safety, Reuters reported.   FOP

Officials Warn Prez

Via Fortune: Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant “sanctuary cities,” the union’s director told Reuters after a White House meeting.   In a move that concerned the Fraternal Order

Here Come the Lawsuits

Via NBC News: A 53-year-old man was wounded after being shot by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Monday morning, according to police.   The shooting happened just before 6:20 a.m. in the 6100 block of West Grand, Chicago police said. Family identified the wounded man as

Keep the Money

Ed. note: One of the more ironic things about the current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threats to withhold federal funds from cities and counties that won’t do the feds’ job for them (for free) is that cuts to grants that help local law enforcement have radically reduced the size of the club the AG is