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Smart Police Reform

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

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

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

Jesus, Sheriff, Reporters

Via WBTV: JEFFERSON, NC — The Ashe County Sheriff is investigating three county employees after they attempted to access his text messages in the course of fulfilling a public records request from WBTV.   In April, WBTV requested all written communication—including text messages and emails—sent and received by Sheriff Terry Buchanan and the county commissioners.

LAPD Cadet Controversy

Via the Los Angeles Times: In a widening investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department’s cadet program, Chief Charlie Beck on Sunday announced he has suspended training for cadets at the 77th Street Division and Pacific Division, where three cadets arrested on suspicion of stealing police cruisers were based.   The move is part of

VIDEO: Sued Officers Sue

Via The Orange County Register: A court of appeal has ruled partly in favor of the Santa Ana Police Department and partly for officers involved in a controversial marijuana dispensary raid who sued the city over its investigation.   With the decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, released Tuesday, June 13, the case

VIDEO: No Vacancy

Via CINCINNATI — The sheriff has declared a “state of emergency” at the jail due to overcrowding.   The Hamilton County Justice Center population reached 1,611 inmates over the weekend, while it is designed to hold a maximum of 1,240, Sheriff Jim Neil said during a news conference Wednesday. The jail population has been

Congressman, Officers Shot

Via CBS News: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.   Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody.   CBS News has learned that Scalise was shot in the hip.

Big Spenders Questioned

Via The Atlanta Journal Constitution: Three top officials at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to travel the world, appearing on panels or attending receptions and ceremonies.   In the past five years, they made numerous trips to places like Indonesia, Botswana, Bangkok, Budapest and El

Extreme Vetting Needed

Via Since the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, the state has taken steps to increase oversight of people with the same type of security-related licenses held by the gunman, Omar Mateen, a Florida official said.   Mateen had a security officer license and a statewide firearms license, according to Florida Department of Agriculture