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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 07.08.2016 | 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 02.24.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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 03.04.2016 | 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...

'Wizard Cops' Will Bust Your Magic-Wielding Ass

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Comedy

"Wizard Cops" rule over their supernatural beat, taking down all manner of magically powered baddies. And don't even think about "hexting" while flyin...

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

It scares the hell out of me that we will not have another generation of good cops coming onto police departments because of the hatred and political environment. I don't want any of our family members or friends to join the police department, but I also don't want to live in a country where the people who should have been the cops don't want to be anymore.

St. Louis County Police Department Is Obsessed With SWAT Team

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis County Police Department, which came under heavy criticism for what some called a “militarized” response to protests i...

Cop Gives Pizza To Homeless Man, Goes Beyond Call Of Duty In Best Way

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.15.2015 | Good News

This officer served up a slice of compassion. Officer Jason Deaton of the Middletown Division of Police in Ohio recently gave pizza and soda to a ho...

Police Brutality and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Constance Scharff, Phd

The vast majority of police officers fall somewhere in the middle of the mix, neither villains nor heroes, but hard-working, dedicated people doing a tough job - sometimes doing that job well and sometimes making poor choices.

NYPD Officers Fire 84 Shots At Suspect, Miss 83 Times

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.08.2015 | Crime

An attempted murder suspect who fired at New York police was apprehended only after police engaged him in a gun fight, firing a barrage of bullets. O...

'Provocative' Police Tactics Inflamed Ferguson Protests, Experts Find

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials responding to demonstrations and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown last Augus...

#BlackMenLove: What I did when I saw a Young Brother Pulled Over by the Police

BMe Community | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
BMe Community

There are some actions that feel unavoidable. Perhaps going beyond to help our young brothers feel safe during a traffic stop is one of them.

50 Loyal Deputies, Officers Shave Their Heads To Stand With Coworker Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

These law enforcement members showed their support for a colleague who has cancer in a way that will have you buzzing. Undersheriff William Nichols o...