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'He Wasn’t A Criminal. He Needed Help.'

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics

Lawrence Michael “Jake” Spies Jr. died on Sept. 19, 2015, at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, California, at the age of 34. Spies, who su...

Candidate For Sheriff In West Virginia Charged With Heroin Possession

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime

A candidate for county sheriff in West Virginia has been charged with possession of heroin after he was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of hi...

Couple Allegedly Allowed 9-Year-Old To Drive Home Because They Were Too Drunk

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin couple allowed their 9-year-old daughter to drive them and their 11-month-old baby because they were too drunk to do...

Sheriff To Armed Occupiers in Oregon: 'Go Home To Your Families'

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

BURNS, Ore. -- A local sheriff on Monday said that it's time for the armed protesters who seized control of a remote federal property in Oregon to go ...

Sheriff's Deputies Hand Out $100 Bills Instead Of Traffic Tickets

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Good News

ATLANTA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Sheriff's deputies in a Georgia community are targeting drivers in need of some cheer and issuing $100 bills instead of tr...

A Mother Responds to the Local Sheriff's Call for Citizens to Arm Themselves

Karen Angel | Posted 12.04.2016 | Impact
Karen Angel

It's a shame -- a shame that a mother fearful for her children's well-being can't voice her opinion without receiving hateful comments and threats -- ironically, taking a page from the way terrorists try to strike fear in our hearts with their threats of harm.

Life Without Restraint: Problems and Solutions Regarding Restraint Use

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 09.16.2016 | Education
Bonnie Zampino

As the mother of a young man with high-functioning autism, my mission each school year has been to make sure my son avoids being restrained. With my son being in the general education population since first grade, this has been a special challenge.

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...

Adam Smith vs. Ayn Rand

David Morris | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Even with Medicare and Medicaid, tens of millions of Americans lack access to adequate medical care. Many millions have been plunged into bankruptcy because of medical expenses. Obamacare was established to deal with these stark facts. The case of Luis Lang demonstrates that Obamacare is only a step in the right direction.

North Carolina Sheriff Tells Sex Offenders They Can't Go To Church

USA Today / Religion News Service | Jon Ostendorff | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (RNS) A sheriff in one of North Carolina’s smallest counties told registered sex offenders they can’t go to church, citing a st...

FACT CHECK: Public Safety Not Properly Funded in Wayne County

Benny Napoleon | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

In a county where crime and public safety is every taxpayer's primary concern, why would any elected official not properly fund the most important service the county provides during a time when crime and public safety is a top concern for every resident and business?

Where Did My Cowboy Go?

Jack Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

"Where did my Cowboy go?" What a great, great question. It's so layered, penetrating and surgically precise. It was asked by an old college friend o...

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

Commission: Unite Community Against Violence and Remove Mirkarimi

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 10.28.2012 | San Francisco
Emily Moto Murase

Wednesday's hearing by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women on Ross Mirkarimi's status as Sheriff in light of the Ethics Commission's August 16 ruling that he committed official misconduct made plain the deep divide in the San Francisco community over this issue.

GOP Candidate's Use Of Deadly Force

Bedford Patch | Ryan O'Connor | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

In the face of criticism from both New Hampshire Democrats and high-ranking members of his own party, Republican candidate for Hillsborough County She...

Survey: Law Enforcement Overburdened by Failure of Mental Health Departments

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.20.2012 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

A new nationwide survey of 2,406 senior law enforcement officials (75% of whom were officers longer than 20 years) documents police and sheriffs are b...

Lizzie Schiffman

Immigrant Rights Groups To Illinois GOP: Tell 'Tough Sheriff' To Take A Hike | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A coalition of Illinois religious, labor- and immigrant-advocacy groups issued a statement Wednesday condemning this weekend’s Kendall County Republ...

Matt Sledge

Sheriff's Candidate: 'Legalize, Legalize, Legalize' | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the front-runner in the race to succeed Sheriff Michael Hennessey, has a slightly different manner of spea...

Saki Knafo

Critics Of Joe Arpaio, "America's Toughest Sheriff," Call Arrest Stings A Publicity Stunt | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, calls himself "America's Toughest Sheriff." More likely, he is its most self-promotional. Arpaio...

Nominees Wanted: Local Immigration Hall of Shame

Amy Novick | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Do you know of a local or state politician who is spreading fear about immigrants, proposing Arizona-style laws, or obstructing immigration reform?

It Takes a Team

Brian Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

The news that homicides are way down in LA despite economic tough times is a fantastic chance to highlight a lot of positive work that was done in 2010 and to step into 2011 with hope.

The Incarceration Capital of the US

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

A struggle over the size of New Orleans' jail could define the city's future New Orleans' criminal justice system is at a crossroads. A new mayor and...

Ridley Pearson's Character Model: A Sun Valley, Idaho Sheriff

NPR | Ridley Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writer Ridley Pearson, who has written four thrillers starring the sheriff, says he based his hero on Walt Femling, the real sheriff of Sun Valley and...

Big Daddy's Rules for the 2010 Campaign Trail

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

I'm all about winning. And I live for hardball politics. I get it naturally. But, dividing and angering voters; displacing the common ground of being American from under their feet in order to win has catastrophic consequences.

Leadville Deputy Tazed 30 Students At Career Fair | Jeffrey Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE - Approximately 30 students voluntarily chose to be shot with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy during an annual career fair on Thursday. The Ta...