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Police Union Files Grievance To Get Ray Tensing His Job Back

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.31.2015 | Crime

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Swimming While Black

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.11.2015 | 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. ...

Rahm: City Workers Should Live In City Limits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before the mayoral elections, a big issue in both debates and on the campaign trail was Chicago's residency requirement for city employees. For 92 ...

WATCH: Weis Defends Role As Top Cop

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley again defended Jody Weis Wednesday, saying the police superintendent stepped down to search for a job--not because he d...

Chicago's Top Cop Steps Down

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis stepped down from his post as Chicago's top cop Tuesday. Weis was reportedly unable to secure a written contr...

William Alden

Newark Police Layoffs Threaten Crime-Fighting As Budget Cuts Spark Fears | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEWARK, N.J. -- Early on a recent Wednesday morning, a 23-year-old former cop named Robert looked out to his driveway and noticed his car was gone....

Jody Weis Speaks Out: 'I Pride Myself On Being The Enemy Of The Status Quo'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year, Chicago will see its first new mayor in 21 years. And whoever wins the election will immediately be saddled with some serious issues: the ...

Jody Weis Rips Critics, Says Chicago Police Department Will Not Return To 'Business As Usual'

Chicago Sun-Times | Chiefs Gab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police Supt. Jody Weis mounted a defiant defense of his reputation in a letter to the Sun-Times this weekend, saying he does not want the department t...

CPD DRAMA: Police Union To Protest Jody Weis Leadership, Weis Says He Won't Resign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY: On Wednesday morning, members of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police gathered outside of Chicago Police Headquarters and demanded tha...

March This Wednesday to Help Us Put More Cops on Chicago's Streets

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Our streets are short thousands of cops, and that's no secret to the gang-bangers shooting it out across the city.

Chicago Police Overtime Spending Has Doubled In Five Years

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A key alderman says the Chicago Police Department's overtime spending is "alarming," having more than doubled over the last five years to more than $3...