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Police Unions

Why We Need Independent Prosecutors

William Lynch III | Posted 06.27.2015 | Crime
William Lynch III

Clearly the South Carolina Supreme Court did the right thing by assigning a special prosecutor to the Walter Scott case. And if South Carolina can do it, then the rest of the nation can do the same.

Turning Our Backs

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We live in a broken, violent world. Turning our backs on it won't change anything.

The Bad Kind of Unionism

Jacobin | Shawn Gude | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

This story was originally posted at Jacobin, a print quarterly that offers socialist perspectives on politics and economics. Support Jacobin and buy a...

How Police Unions And Arbitrators Keep Abusive Cops On The Street

The Atlantic | Conor Friedersdorf | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

When Frank Serpico, the most famous police whistleblower of his generation, reflected on years of law-enforcement corruption in the New York Police De...

Christopher Mathias

New York City Can Finally Move Ahead With Stop-And-Frisk Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers and advocates rejoiced Friday after a federal appeals court refused to allowNew York City police unions to intervene in the city...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Unions To Get Offices Inside Police Headquarters

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2014 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Friday that the city's police unions are getting a new home -- inside department headquarters. ...

The L.A. Sheriff's Dept. Is Hiring Cops With Shady Pasts

Radley Balko | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

A whopper of an investigation from the L.A. Times over the weekend found that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department -- the largest sheriff's dep...

Ugly Facebook Post From The Police Union In Columbia, Missouri

Radley Balko | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 3:50 p.m. -- A spokesperson from the Columbia Police Officers' Association wrote to say that the post was satire, rather than a suggestion. T...

Court: No Workers' Comp For Cops Who Kill Suspects

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina law officers who experience mental trauma after killing someone in the line of duty aren't entitled to workers'...

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.

Ray Kelly: Too Much Respect

Len Levitt | Posted 01.01.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Other than Ray Kelly, what police commissioner on God's green earth could keep his job after the avalanche of police scandals in New York City last week?

Schwarzenegger Rips Whitman For Selling Out To Police Unions On Twitter

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded off on Twitter about public sector unions Thursday morning, calling on both parties to "explain why they're fit...

Arizona Immigration Law Passes: SB 1070 Directs Cops To Determine Immigration Status

LA Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday approved what foes and supporters agree is the toughest measure in the country against illegal immigrants, directing loca...

Senator DeMint: Al-Qaeda Is the Enemy, Not America's Unions

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

Sen. DeMint placed a "hold" on Southers' nomination as head of the TSA because Southers will not come out against granting collective bargaining and other basic worker rights to 40,000 Transportation Security Officers.

Whiteous Indignation

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Be they the Sergeant Crowleys of America, the Aetnas or the Cignas, inequities will continue until The People make them end.