Is Civilian Oversight a Good Idea? Depends on Which Civilians

By Steve Pomper    Most cops I know, my happily retired self included, have been opposed to civilian, meaning exclusively or majority civilian, police oversight for as long as I can remember. The “de-fund or abolish the police” movement has lost some of its luster with otherwise normal people who got caught up in the Marxist Read More >

Price of Torched Cop Cars, Overrun Police Precincts and Demolished Cities is $2 Billion…for Now

By Stephen Owsinski As ongoing civil unrest created by hostile hooligans hiding under the “peaceful protest” umbrella roam with hurricane fury and torch cop cars and engulf police precincts and generally loot and demolish American cities, the tab gets weighty. Economists and analysts say the toll is estimably $2 billion. And that two billion-dollar figure Read More >

Detroit Police Chief Backs His Officers’ Uses of Force Against Rioters

By Steve Pomper   One brief disclaimer: Based on what I know about the man, I have developed a deep admiration for Detroit’s Chief of Police James Craig. I’ve written about him previously, as he is a walking, talking pat on the back for law enforcement officers trapped in poorly-run, large cities across America. I first wrote about Read More >

Police Reliance on Compliance Outdated in the Current Era of Pre-escalation

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. Ask any police officer serving today whether people are as likely to comply now than when they first began. Not likely. The level of hostility and contempt for police contribute to the phenomena of pre-escalation, the predisposition of a citizen to be argumentative and resistive during contact with police. Read More >

Police Warriors Unfailingly Carry Out Duties Despite Severe Injuries from Assassination Attempt

By Stephen Owsinski Once again, a cowardly ambush perpetrated on the police took place over the weekend. Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were simply sitting in their cruiser, safeguarding the Compton Transit Center. There is no denying the reality that cops continue to find themselves in the crosshairs of some deeply hateful individuals Read More >

Texas Police Assn Buys Billboard Ads to ‘Warn’ Austin Visitors About Defunded/Limited Police Force

By Stephen Owsinski The National Police Association recently published a piece regarding Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the state Legislature considering the option to consolidate the Austin Police Department with the Texas Department of Public Safety, transforming Austin cops into state troopers. With all the barking about defunding police forces, Austin City Council is notably Read More >

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