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Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death - Full Story

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A right and a duty to survive: Why police lives matter Randy Sutton - Policing with Honor

A right and a duty to survive: Why police lives matter

Thousands of men and women around the country who have been participating in protests and unrest reveal that there are huge issues of misunderstanding and distrust between American cops and the people they serve - Full Story

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DA to probe Mass. man in street accidentally hit by cruiser

It's not clear what Garrett Gagne's condition was before an officer hit his body en route to a burglary call - Full Story

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Philly transit cops help mother deliver baby on train

Pair of transit police officers rushed onto a downtown subway train on Christmas and helped make a special delivery - Full Story

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Lawlessness prevails when cops take sides Andy Casavant - Lessons Learned: The Power of History

Lawlessness prevails when cops take sides

When police take sides, lawlessness prevails When the police choose sides, effective law enforcement becomes virtually impossible to achieve - Full Story

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9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs

It is the general consensus among cops that certain political leaders have turned their backs on law enforcement, and in return, officers have chosen to symbolically turn their backs on those leaders - Full Story

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Why our best police officers are altruists John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Why our best police officers are altruists

Because ‘real police work’ can include dealing with truancy, family issues, traffic safety and control, community health, and neighborhood disputes, many of the most effective police officers are those who are altruistic - Full Story

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Injured on duty: The battle for benefits and the award that’s helping Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Injured on duty: The battle for benefits and the award that’s helping

Too many officers are fighting the battle to classify their injuries as injured on duty (IOD), and a national dialogue needs to be started on this topic to establish universal guidelines and criteria - Full Story

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'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

Here’s what you need to know about the First Amendment, employer retaliation for speech, and double standards. - Full Story

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Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

In the tweets, officer said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family and that he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter" - Full Story



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