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Life Without Restraint: Problems and Solutions Regarding Restraint Use

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 09.16.2015 | 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...

Adam Smith vs. Ayn Rand

David Morris | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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...

Boy With Autism Found Alive In Virginia 6 Days After Vanishing

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

DOSWELL, Va. -- An 8-year-old boy with autism was found alive Friday, nearly six days after he wandered away from his family while walking in a wooded...

Man Decapitates Self In Front Of Police In 'Bizarre Incident'

AP | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

YORKTOWN, Va. -- A Chicago man who quickly accelerated in a sport utility vehicle with a cable around his neck decapitated himself after a domestic di...

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...

Missing Deputy Found Dead After Attempting To Save Girl

AP | Posted 09.30.2011 | Home

DOUGLAS, Wyo. -- The body of a Wyoming deputy who jumped in the North Platte River to assist a struggling girl was discovered Sunday. It was the four...

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...

Arizona Sheriff Calls Off All-Star Game Chain Gang

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Weird News

PHOENIX -- An Arizona sheriff known for his crime raids in the Phoenix area says he is calling off his plan to have jail chain gangs pick up trash out...

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...

Group Looks To Empower Old Western Sheriffs In Colorado, Other States To Fight Federal Power

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


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...

Broward County Sherriff's Office Solves Problem to Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

When Twitter didn't work for the Broward County Sheriff's Office due to the size and scope of the agency, PR manager Lynne Martzall created Cybervisor -- Twitter for law enforcement.