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Police Reform Now – Why We Distrust and Fear the Cops

Police Reform Now – Why We Distrust and Fear the Cops

    By Armando Vazquez To quote the late artist genius Gil Scott-Heron in his seminal poem written in 1978,  A poem for Jose Campos Torres, “I had said I wasn’t gonna write no more poems like this. I had confessed to myself all along, tracer of life, poetry trends. That awareness, consciousness, poems that […]

Policing For Profit: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Has Perverted American Law Enforcement

Policing For Profit: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Has Perverted American Law Enforcement

    By Sam Jacobs Picture this: You’re driving home from the casino and you’ve absolutely cleaned up – to the tune of $50,000. You see a police car pull up behind you, but you can’t figure out why. Not only have you not broken any laws, you’re not even speeding. But the police officer […]

U.S. Senate needs to debate the JUSTICE Act: Make calls now to Democrat Senators

U.S. Senate needs to debate the JUSTICE Act: Make calls now to Democrat Senators

    By Michael Hernandez The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to debate the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. No debate means no criminal reform legislation. This legislation sponsored by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) “is an important first step toward addressing the inequality that many black Americans […]

Supreme Court Denies to Hear Challenges to Legal Doctrine Shielding Police From Misconduct Lawsuits

Supreme Court Denies to Hear Challenges to Legal Doctrine Shielding Police From Misconduct Lawsuits

BY JANITA KAN The Supreme Court on Monday has declined to revisit a widely debated legal doctrine—known as “qualified immunity”—that insulates police officers from civil liability over their conduct. The top court denied eight major cases (pdf) that presented opportunities for the justices to reconsider its qualified immunity doctrine, which shields government officials from liability for damages claims […]

Hundreds of Officers Injured Amid Weeks of Rioting, Police Union Says

Hundreds of Officers Injured Amid Weeks of Rioting, Police Union Says

BY PETR SVAB More than 700 officers in 24 states were attacked, most of them likely injured, amid riots across the nation over the past few weeks, according to an incomplete tally by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the country’s largest police union. Most of the attacks involved rioters throwing bricks and rocks at officers, […]

Abolishing The Police Is Becoming A More Popular Idea Among Left-Wingers

Abolishing The Police Is Becoming A More Popular Idea Among Left-Wingers

PETER HASSON SENIOR REPORTER Support for abolishing or defunding the police is quickly gaining support among left-wingers. Prominent liberal figures are increasingly embracing the radical idea amid the nationwide protests and violence following the death of George Floyd. Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon, who now leads left-wing group Demand Justice, tweeted out his support for defunding […]

POLITICS | Lawmakers look at Restricting Military Gear Going to Police

POLITICS | Lawmakers look at Restricting Military Gear Going to Police

BY MASOOMA HAQ The violent protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police have re-energized lawmakers to end the tradition of distributing surplus military gear to law enforcement organizations. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) said he would lead an effort in the House Armed Services Committee to restrict the Pentagon’s 1033 Program which has […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This Holiday Season

The Oxnard Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver. This holiday season, from Dec. 13th to New Year’s Day, the Oxnard Police Department will have more officers on patrol looking for drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. […]

When people say, ‘Oh my God, it’s the police’

When people say, ‘Oh my God, it’s the police’

    By Mark Savalla “Oh my God, it’s the police.” The first time I heard those words spoken from inside a house, I knew that someone inside had done something wrong or that the problem I was summoned for was at this location. I was wrong.  The dispatcher had been given the wrong address. […]

Citizens In California Can Refuse To Help Officers In Distress Through New Bill

Citizens In California Can Refuse To Help Officers In Distress Through New Bill

  JAKE DIMA CONTRIBUTOR Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill that allows citizens to refuse assistance to law enforcement officers in distress who require aid during arrests. Newsom struck down the The California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872 that gave misdemeanor penalties for any “able bodied” individual over 18-years-old that declined to help […]

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