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Cop Beards Get Green Light

Cop Beards Get Green Light

Grizzly Adams-style beards and those intolerable waxed handlebar mustaches sported by Brooklyn hipsters are still forbidden, but cops in Detroit now have a green light to sport trimmed beards and goatees. “Doctors have beards, attorneys have beards, politicians have beards, engineers, teachers, all across the professional board,” noted Officer Richard Bullard, an 18-year veteran of

Facebook Suicides Rising

Via the Santa Fe Reporter: The Santa Fe Police Department’s internal affairs unit on Monday opened an investigation of the local police union president for incendiary posts shared on his Facebook page, including memes disparaging Muslims, African Americans and the transgender community.   The investigation comes after SFR emailed Police Chief Patrick Gallagher seven screenshots

Police Hostility Increasing

Via An alderman running for St. Louis mayor has asked the union representing city police officers to fire their business manager, Jeff Roorda, over a social media attack leveled at another mayoral candidate.   Thursday evening’s statement from Alderman Lyda Krewson, D-28th Ward, targets Roorda’s Facebook post that called city Treasurer Tishaura Jones a

One Happy Family

Via the St. Louis Post Dispatch: A Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader might have been shot in his sleep because he had told his wife he wanted a divorce, St. Francois County Prosecutor Jarrod Mahurin said Monday after filing murder charges.   “It may have been a marital issue,” he told a reporter. He said

Sheriff’s Gun Grabbed

Via Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich (pictured above) was flabbergasted Saturday night when he says he tried to enter the Spokane Chiefs game at Spokane Arena to promote a charity hockey game and wasn’t allowed inside.   The sheriff tells us he is always on duty, so he always carries his gun with him.

Screw the Jersey

Via CBS Sports: The greatest unsolved mystery of our time may end up going unsolved for a little bit longer, because it appears that finding Tom Brady’s missing jersey isn’t exactly a high priority for police in Houston in right now.   Although Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that finding Brady’s jersey was

Why No Clarke?

Say what you will about controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff and television personality David Clarke, there’s no question he was very valuable to President Trump on the campaign trail. So, one would assume that if The Donald was going to invite a bunch of sheriffs from all over the country to the White House for a sit-down

No More Coffee

Via The Daily Republic: Law enforcement officers from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Vacaville Police Department will come together with community members to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee Feb. 8.   All community members are invited. The event is from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Journey Coffee Company,

VIDEO: Police Birthday Wishes

Via Fox News Insider: A young supporter of his local police department received a heartwarming birthday gift from them when they crashed his party, Lisa Boothe reported on The Five.   Brody Barnaky, 4, was celebrating his birthday at a Clearwater, Fla. bowling alley when four members of law enforcement stopped in and gifted him

Lebowski Thanks Ranger

Via the Daily Beast: “When someone sees a Texas lawman, the first thing you notice is the hat,” Sheriff Parnell McNamara told Jeff Bridges over the phone.   McNamara, a Waco native, owns more than 50 cowboy hats—some Stetsons, some bespoke, some worn, some new.   “You don’t want to look like Howdy Doody or