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Fraternal Order of Police

After Another Excused Chicago Police Killing, It's Time To Trash Their Contract

Dave Stieber | Posted 02.16.2017 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

It is possible that you may have missed the announcement last week that the Chicago police officer who killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones and 19-year-old...

Trump Vows Immediate Action Against 'Anti-Police Atmosphere' In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

One of President Donald Trump’s first promises as leader of the free world is to “empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep o...

2016 Was A Violent Year For Police, But There's Still No 'War On Cops'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

Hundreds of protesters snaked their way through downtown Dallas one evening this past July. Emotions were running high following fatal police shooting...

Walmart Ditches 'Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter' T-Shirt After Police Protest

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business

Walmart is dropping the online sale of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts bearing the message “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter,” it announced Tuesday...

A Plea To The Fraternal Order Of Police: Take Back Your Trump Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics

With the GOP nominee for president having boasted about his ability to sexually assault women with impunity, a leading women’s group is asking the F...

Police Endorsement Of Trump Shows Black Lives Don't Matter

Melissa Bartick | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Melissa Bartick

When one group of Americans is brutalized, there is no "justice for all." Every American is at risk. But last straw came when the Fraternal Order of Police chose to endorse Donald Trump for President.

WATCH: The Real Reason Cop Union Endorsed Trump

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, we break down the real reasons the Fraternal Order Of Police endorsed Donald Trump for President....

Black Lives Matter Turns Spotlight On How Police Unions Shield Bad Cops

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two activist groups, Black Lives Matter and the Black Youth Project 100, launched #FreedomNow, a two-day long campaign of nationwide ac...

Police Union Threatens Quentin Tarantino With 'Surprise'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

The head of the Fraternal Order of Police said he has a "surprise" for filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Jim Pasco, executive director of the largest U.S. ...

Police Union Files Grievance To Get Ray Tensing His Job Back

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 12.29.2016 | Crime

The union representing a white police officer charged with murdering a black man during a traffic stop wants to help him get his job back. The Fratern...

Swimming While Black

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

None of the official condemnations closes the case. There are too many searing questions raised by this pool-party video for it to be buried and forgotten, and it fits too jarringly into an emerging national context as new as social media and, at the same time, 400 years in the making: In America, if you're black, you're automatically the enemy.

Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

William Lynch III | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
William Lynch III

The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.

Ryan J. Reilly

Fraternal Order Of Police Wants Attacks On Cops Treated As Hate Crimes | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Fraternal Order of Police said Monday that Congress should expand the federal hate crimes statutes to cover assaults dir...

COP FIGHT: 'Do You Know Who The F--k I Am?' (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Florida are reportedly investigating a traffic stop that led to a scuffle between a Miami cop and -- unbeknownst to him at the time -- ...

Jon Burge Pension Scandal Continues to Simmer

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 04.13.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Burge has been said to have friends in high places. In an era where the Illinois Supreme Court and the legislature are potentially scaling back the hard-earned pensions of law-abiding public workers and their families, it will be telling to see, once again, just how high Burge's clout reaches in this scandal-within-a-scandal.

When Did 'To Serve and Protect' Become 'To Seize and Profit'?

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jesse Lava

Under many civil asset forfeiture laws around the country, cops can take people's money and property without proving anyone guilty, or indeed without even making an arrest. The more they seize, the better off their departments are.

Kate Sheppard

Park Ranger Leader Asks Public, Congress To Stop Blaming Rangers For National Park Closures | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the union representing the majority of the law enforcement officers employed in the National Park Service posted a public le...

Myths and Misconceptions About Indiana's New Self-Defense Law

Radley Balko | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

Contrary to the impression one might get from some recent headlines, a new Indiana self-defense law does not authorize Hoosiers to wantonly open fire on police officers.

Chicago Police Union Fights ACLU's Deployment Claims

Posted 12.01.2011 | Chicago

A motion filed Thursday by Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police aims to stall an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the city, which alleges...

Chicago's Earlier Curfew Goes Into Effect Sunday

Posted 08.24.2015 | Chicago

The stricter curfew law pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and approved this summer, without debate, by the Chicago City Council goes into effect Sunday. ...

Rahm: City Workers Need To Shape Up Or Pay Up

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

As part of his ongoing effort to contend with the city's massive budget shortfall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going after the Chicago's annual $500 million...

Rahm Reassigns 114 Cops To Streets, But Is Move 'Smoke And Mirrors'?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Standing alongside his Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that, effective on Thursday, 114 of the ci...

Chicago Police Union: Rahm's Call For Department Cuts A 'Stunt'

Posted 11.01.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police on Wednesday dismissed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's call for massive cuts -- reportedly to the tune of $190 million of t...

Chicago Cops Win 24-Hour 'Cooling Off' Period After Shootings

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Though the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) had previously required any Chicago police officers involved in a shooting to talk with investig...

Police Leader: G-8, NATO Will Bring In 'Wild Anarchists'

WBEZ | Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

The head of the Chicago police union says the city is not ready to host two major summits that would bring both international leaders and protestors. ...