Gutting Police Services for Pie in the Sky

Gutting Police Services for Pie in the Sky

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D If a headline read “Ambulance Services Cut to Fund Cardiac Health”, readers would shake their heads in disbelief. Would hospitals really stop responding to ambulance calls for heart attack victims to help pay for education, brochures, checkups, and low-fat diet plans? Do nations at war cut spending on troops Read more »

Drunk Drivers Killing Cops

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D One of the proposals for the defang the police movement is for law enforcement to stop picking on drivers for violating traffic regulations. Meanwhile, about 1000 people are killed every month by drunk drivers in the 30% of fatal crashes that are alcohol-related. Another 25,000 are injured by impaired Read more »

Judge Rules Michigan Cop Who Was in Fight for His Life Should be Tried for Murder

By Steve Pomper I just wrote an NPA article about a police officer from Norfolk, Virginia, Edmund “Ryan” Hoyt, who was wrongly tried (twice) for voluntary manslaughter (first was a mistrial) and then finally, rightly, acquitted—because there was never any evidence the officer committed a crime. One more time: just because you don’t like the outcome, Read more »

It’s Not Just Guns and Knives

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D We know how many officers are killed in the line of duty but we don’t really know how many are assaulted and wounded in other ways. The image of police officers being wounded and assaulted is that they are dodging bullets, knives, and fists. That is still true, but Read more »

Anti-Cop Violence is Terrorism

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Portland, Oregon police continue to seek to connect with their community even after all they have been through. They planned a Coffee With a Cop event at Bison Coffee House, a neighborhood coffee shop. Coffee With a Cop has been a series of events offered by local police agencies Read more »