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Everyday Should Be National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Police officers are heroes and role models. Whether it's National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day or any other day of the year, the next time you see a police officer, thank him or her for their service.

Stop Spitting in Cops' Faces and Start Standing Up for Them

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Police officers are always on duty, even when they're off. While we sleep, they're awake. When we're out in public having fun, they're watching over us. As we pursue our education, our professional careers and our dreams, they put their lives on the line to make sure we have every opportunity to succeed.

Colin Kaepernick Receives Death Threats; Better Not Expect The Police To Protect Him

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.21.2016 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Kaepernick a punk who got rich in a country under the protection of the military and the police. If it wasn't for them, he would not have the freedom, opportunity or money he has.

National Police Union Endorses Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

A labor union representing more than 250,000 police officers officially endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday. The Fraternal Order of Police s...

Traffic Court Taints My Perception of Cops

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.13.2016 | Crime
Galina Nemirovsky

I got a ticket a few months ago because I didn't have my updated insurance card in my car; it had expired two days prior and I forgot to include the n...

Boy Buys Sandwiches For Police Using Hard-Earned Allowance

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.30.2016 | Good News

This boy may be small, but he’s got a big heart. William Evertz Jr., 5, recently used his allowance money, which he earned doing chores, to give bac...

Depth, Beauty And Power

Gary Zukav | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gary Zukav

I am always amazed by the depth, beauty, and power of people. I see these things often at our events, and they thrill me. Last month at our first urba...

How The Current Climate Of The Country Reveals Racists Hiding on Your Social Media Friend Lists

Mocha Carter | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices
Mocha Carter

I've struggled for weeks trying to form the right words to convey exactly what I was feeling but the pages remained empty and my heart grew heavier wi...

Cop Has Tea Party With Little Girl To Honor The Day He Saved her

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.29.2016 | Good News

Tea for two, one of whom was in blue. On July 17, Corporal Patrick Ray and 2-year-old Bexley Norvell had a tea party in a park in Rowlett, Texas, to c...

Words Have Consequences... And Can Be Deadly

Patrick J. Brosnan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Crime
Patrick J. Brosnan

The cowardly assassination of five Dallas police officers and wounding of six others is unspeakable beyond words and will shift the world of law enfor...

What Cops Are Feeling Right Now

Chris Cognac | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime
Chris Cognac

I reached out to my fellow police officers across the United States and asked them to tell me in their own words, what they wanted to say to Americans right now. This is what they said.

Surviving Darwin: Know Positive Change Is Possible

Cate Montana | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
Cate Montana

We must realize we aren't grown up. We must realize we have to grow up and extend the vision that change is possible. We must learn about the nature of the human mind and ego and how it traps us in limited, fear-based thinking, and then teach our children how to be greater.

Police Give Free Hugs at Walmart

Caurie Putnam | Posted 07.18.2016 | Good News
Caurie Putnam

Shoppers at a Walmart outside Rochester, New York were greeted with an usual offer on July 16, 2016: the invitation to hug a cop.

How To Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Shot By Police

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.21.2016 | Black Voices

If you ever find yourself in the United States of America, you might end up getting shot by a police officer. It doesn’t matter if you live in what ...

A Matter of Life And Death: Not All Cops Have The Aptitude To Be Good Cops

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.07.2016 | Crime
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What seems evident in the two most recent cases is cops reacting to fear. Their own fear for their own lives. With so much fear, so much panic, they over-react by shooting to kill, without thought to any other de-escalation methods or weapons.

What's Happened to Policing in the U.S.?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.08.2016 | Crime
Lev Raphael

Another day, another black man killed by police. One newspaper lists the overall total so far this year as 532: people of color, people unarmed, people with mental disabilities. The number may even be higher.

More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

What Is Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 05.25.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Seattle police officers got a surprise the day a woman approached with cocaine rocks in her hand and asked to be arrested. "I want to be enrolled in the LEAD program," she said, referring to a new initiative aimed at diverting people who are frequently arrested into social services and treatment.

'Coolest Cop Ever' Shreds At Skate Park Every Week, Bonds With Local Teens

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News

Skater kids in Washington State are making a complete 180 when it comes to their opinions about cops. And that’s thanks to Officer Craig Hanaumi, a ...

Holly Robinson Peete Has The Tough Discussion All Black Parents Have With Their Sons

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.28.2016 | OWN

When teenagers leave the house, their mothers often worry. Just ask Holly Robinson Peete. Holly's son RJ is 18 years old and was diagnosed with autism...

A Community Regroups After Police Shooting

R.J. Marx | Posted 02.24.2017 | Crime
R.J. Marx

Probably the most controversial aspect for us at the newspaper was coverage of Goodiding's alleged killer. Phillip Max Ferry, 55, was a longtime county resident when he wasn't incarcerated. Ferry was well-known -- for criminality, addictions and demons.

Cupid Cop Gave Out Roses, Cards On Valentine’s Day Instead Of Tickets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Good News

ICYMI: A Manitoba woman is surprised to have a rose — not a ticket — after she was pulled over by police on Sunday for a burnt-out light on her ca...

'Something Told Me That Cops Can't Be Gay'

Nathan Manske | Posted 01.07.2017 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Dennis Rudder is from a small town in Texas, gay, and wanted to be a cop. Not exactly a common combination, which led him to years of depression and struggle.

Law Enforcement Lead West Virginia Efforts to Implement Syringe Exchange Programs

Tessie Castillo | Posted 12.15.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Some people were surprised when West Virginia became one of the first Southern states to operate an above-ground syringe exchange program. But for Jim Johnson, now retired Chief of Police for Huntington, West Virginia, syringe exchange was a common sense solution to an increasingly complex problem.

This Is How London Police Deal With A Knife-Wielding Suspect

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

On Saturday, a man allegedly stabbed three people in a London subway and then approached several officers. What happened next might surprise some Amer...