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Terrorism Targets Police Officers And Black Lives Matter

John A. Tures | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The Black Lives Matter group, they deserve our respect. At least two of the protesters were shot by this terrorist, who sniped them along with the cops. Bullets flew at both. It's no wonder that Black Lives Matter condemned the attack. They were targeted as well.

Honoring National Service in War and Peace

David J. Smith | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
David J. Smith

The dean at my son's graduation was correct to honor military women and men. But he might have added a second salute to those who serve our country in many other ways that advance important social and economic change in the U.S. and abroad.

A Kleenex Salute to the Helping Professions

Amanda Redhead | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Amanda Redhead

For all of you in helping professions of all kinds- I raise my soggy Kleenex in salute to you. May you live to fight another day and not be ashamed to purge the pain when you have to, in whatever way works for you. You are amazing.

The Close Relationship Between Prosecutors And Police Officers

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

Prosecutors generally work closely with police departments to bring forth indictments and convictions in criminal proceedings, but what happens when a...

'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.

These California Police Officers Acted As Real Life Santas

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents

Days before Christmas, a family's home was burglarized and a few police officers stepped in to help restore some holiday cheer. According to a Facebo...

North Little Rock's Knight in Black Armor Breaks Down Stereotypes and Changes the World Using Social Media

Ren Dungari | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices
Ren Dungari

"Go Kendra! Go! Get out!" screamed the young accomplices of four-year-old Kendra while filming her premature arrest. Their high-pitched voices echoed down the street like a siren as Kendra sat restlessly in her pink Mini Cooper, poking her pencil at the steering wheel to stay calm. "How you doin'?" said the middle-aged white police officer in a deep, mid-western accent

Suffering and Burnout in the ER

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

To everyone who sees and intervenes in life and death situations, I say this: You've done more good than you can ever imagine.  If you tell me it hurts too much to go back, then there's no shame. Go in peace.

Study Shows How To Reduce Attacks On Police -- Not By Silencing Critics

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- As some officials are stoking fears that heightened public criticism might lead to the death of police officers, the U.S. Department of Jus...

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.

Why An 83-Year-Old Woman Walked Into A Police Station Looking For A Hug

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

An 83-year-old woman walked into a Colorado police station on Labor Day with an unusual request: she just wanted a hug. Instead of asking for help, Ma...

The Story Behind This Viral Photo Of A Police Officer Feeding A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents

Parents, bystanders and Internet users alike are calling Kansas police officer Andy Black a hero for the way he helped a mom at a local shopping mall....

Chinese, US Police Officers Send Touching Tributes To Officers Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

It was a rare and beautiful instance of pure, unadulterated goodwill in the relationship between the United States and China: For the past few weeks, ...

Can You Fight Off a Police Dog?

Quora | Posted 06.05.2015 | Crime

I was a police canine handler for 8 years. My dog Bach was as gentle as a puppy unless he was provoked or he detected a threat against me. I had absolutely no problem bringing him into preschools and letting the children pet him and play with him. He was a part of our family, and with 4 sons, the house was always full of kids.

If the Russians Love Their Children Too: The Hypocrisy and Promise of "Bad" Public Servants

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

My question is why is it so easy to leap to the conclusion that there are "bad cops" and at the same time, not draw the same conclusions about "bad teachers?"

Being A Person Who Stutters Shouldn't Hold You Back When Pursuing A Career

Madeline Wahl | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

I grew up with a stutter. Does this mean I shouldn't have pursued journalism because I stutter? Does this mean I shouldn't conduct interviews, speak up in meetings or ask questions when I want more clarification?

Slain NYPD Officers' Widows Receive Over $1 Million In Donations To Pay Off Mortgages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.09.2015 | Impact

Supporters have rallied around the families of two NYPD officers who were killed days before Christmas. The widows of slain officers Rafael Ramos a...

Police and Protesters as Potential Allies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.

50 Years Ago, My NYPD Cousin and Partner Were Fatally Ambushed in Brooklyn

Caurie Putnam | Posted 02.21.2015 | Crime
Caurie Putnam

This is not a political post. This is not a divisive post. This is not an inflammatory post. This is a simply a post to show that when a bullet kills a police officer it reverberates, not just in the public sphere, but for generations.

Public Recordings of Police Officers Will Be Legal in Illinois After All

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.15.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I'm not sure how this caught fire and spread so quickly on Facebook and Twitter, because the whole point of the eavesdropping law revision was to remove language that made it a felony for any citizen to record a law enforcement officer on duty. It was that portion of the eavesdropping law that made it both unconstitutional and absurdly antiquated.

To Those Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In the UK we live in one of the richest nations on earth. Yet it's also a country where the greatest predictor of educational success is your parent's income.

Garner's Death Is a Call to Action

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner are just a set of recent examples that have surfaced in large part due to our advances in technology. Let us take this opportunity to embrace what unites us, instead of focusing on what makes us different. Only then, will we be able to move our country forward.

Aussie Police Officers Take A Break From A Serious Summit To Get Their Dance On

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News

Who says cops are all business? Police officers from the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia took a break to bust a move and get in the groove. Watc...

'I Do Not Want My Son's Death To Be In Vain'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices

In a video released Thursday, the father of Michael Brown called for calm and asked the public to act peacefully in the upcoming days when a grand jur...

After Deliveryman Gets Injured In Crash, Police Make Sure Both Justice And Pizza Are Served

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News

When cops showed up at their doorway, this Portland, Oregon, couple couldn't help but laugh -- and for a very good reason. After a Pizza Hut drive...