Supreme Court Gives Broader Immunity to Police Using Deadly Force in Chases
By: David G. Savage of the L.A. Times - The Supreme Court made it harder Monday to
sue police for using deadly force against fleeing suspects, ruling that
officers are immune from lawsuits unless it is “beyond debate” that a shooting
was unjustified and clearly unreasonable.
Created: Nov 12th, 2015 at 7:41 am
Lawmakers Considering Changing Death Penalty Method After News Of Execution Delays
Karen Kasler of Statehouse News - The state has pushed back execution dates for a dozen condemned killers, because of a problem that’s no surprise to anyone in law enforcement or criminal justice – a lack of drugs for lethal injections.
Created: Oct 25th, 2015 at 6:38 am
Another Law Enorcement Officer Murdered
Ed Mullins, President - Sergeants Benevolent Association/New York City - Critics of the NYPD and the police community revel in pointing out the injustices they perceive to be perpetrated by officers, especially against people of color. They talk about systemic racism, but find no irony in the fact that the four NYPD officers shot to death in the line of duty in the past 10 months were truly representative of this city's great diversity.
Created: Oct 24th, 2015 at 6:54 am
Chicago Mayor Blames City’s Crime Uptick on Officers Second-Guessing Themselves
By John Byrne of the Chicago Tribune - The mayor believes, in light of high-profile incidents,
officers do not want to see a news story about themselves
Created: Oct 13th, 2015 at 7:57 pm
Ga. Authorities Embrace Controversial 'In God We Trust' Decals
By Tammy Joyner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - The movement was spurred by confrontations nationwide by police and citizens.
Created: Oct 1st, 2015 at 6:21 am