What ‘Reformers’ Don’t Know About Police Training

Coddling Criminals and Devaluing Cops is Outrageous Proposition in Illinois

By Stephen Owsinski The inexplicably continuous anti-police drum beat bangs on, with recitations of “criminal justice reform” amounting to get-out-of-jail-free cards handed over to miscreants while police responsibilities are whittled away. While most were slumbering away, the Illinois Legislature worked rather clandestinely to process “amendments” involving House Bill 163 (alternately referred to as the Pretrial Read more »

Felonious Fugitives Ignored for Political Favor

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. According to the ICE website, in fiscal year 2020, the 287(g) program encountered approximately 920 aliens convicted for assault, 1,261 convicted for dangerous drugs, 104 convicted for sex offenses/assaults, 377 convicted for obstructing police, 190 convicted for weapon offenses, and 37 convicted for homicide. Despite being largely responsible for Read more »

Cops get anti-bias training on the job

By Steve Pomper  I’m no poet, but I occasionally attempt to compose a bit of verse and it was typically, mercifully, was only self-inflicted. Poems work better when an experience strikes me in a way prose or exposition is not quite up to the job of conveying my sentiments accurately or efficiently. An experience I had earlier in Read more »

All 50 State Capitol PDs Recalibrating Security

By Stephen Owsinski A few years ago, I composed a self-explanatory article titled “All Kinds of Police.” The piece explored the varied types of law enforcement entities among the roughly 18,500 which exist across the American landscape, fulfilling preservation and protection roles in a potpourri of jurisdictions to include railroad operations, college campuses, postal service Read more »

Judge Rules Norman, OK. City Council Used Deception to Defund the Police Department

By Steve Pomper  You’ve all heard the condescending arguments against voter I.D. laws, contending that requiring an I.D. somehow suppresses the vote—especially minorities. However, doesn’t logic dictate having a valid I.D. can only suppress illegal votes? This is no different than businesses requiring an I.D. because it suppresses crimes committed against them. Most of the people Read more »

Initiative in Brooklyn Police Precinct Involves NYPD Cops and ‘Violence Interrupters’ Working Together, Sorta

By Stephen Owsinski As mentioned in previous pieces, cops and community members can achieve remarkable objectives when they work together. Recently, a grassroots model transpired in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) with the NYPD’s 73rd Precinct stationed in Brownsville were participants in a five-day pilot program whereby cops ebbed Read more »

DOJ to Resume Obama Era Persecution of the Cops

By Steve Pomper  In December 2010, I wrote an article, Just Shut Up and Be a Good Little Socialist, for my police union newspaper. City leader’s heads exploded. How dare I express an opposing opinion? The city had begun in earnest, replacing equal justice with social justice. They forced officers to attend political reeducation day-camps disguised Read more »