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Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why Obama’s advice to police to ‘abandon warrior mindset’ won’t work

Every police officer is a guardian, but on the inside there must reside the beating heart of an honorable warrior ready to be summoned at a moment’s notice - Full Story

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3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program

If cops are stripped of the safety equipment and less lethal devices used for crowd control and other enforcement efforts, the scene on the street can quickly become dangerous - Full Story

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Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some equipment to local PDs - Full Story

Columns

5 statements cops should never make on duty Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 statements cops should never make on duty

Your destiny should be to be a great police officer; think and speak like a true professional and you will be one - Full Story

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NYC police boss pitches amnesty idea to clear 1.2M warrants

NYC police boss pitches amnesty idea to clear 1.2M warrants

Police Commissioner William Bratton has floated one approach that advocates and others are already supporting: amnesty - Full Story

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Atlanta suspends its 'don't run' from cops campaign

City Council members chastised a city public-safety board for erecting billboards advising "Don't Run" from cops - Full Story

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How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency

The Seattle Police Department's strategy of looking outward to find solutions may ultimately help agencies nationwide - Full Story

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No NYPD uniform, plainclothes cops play important role

No NYPD uniform, plainclothes cops play important role

Though it's unclear how many plainclothes officers roam the streets, experts believe it's well into the hundreds - Full Story

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'Django' actress ordered to apologize after profiling claim

Actress who accused an officer of mistreating her because she was black pleaded no contest Monday to disturbing the peace - Full Story



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