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Witness windfall: Minneapolis approves $150,000 settlement for George Floyd witness

05.01.24 | Eddie Killian News

The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to pay a $150,000 settlement to Donald Williams, a witness who tried to intervene during officers' encounter with George Floyd in 2020.
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Everett authorities sound the alarm about fentanyl after three babies overdosed within the same week, one of whom died

05.01.24 | Jenna Curren News

Fentanyl continues to kill innocent people including one baby in the city of Everett. In the same week, two others overdosed but survived.
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There's reportedly an increase in officer hiring ... but is that how it feels for your department?

05.01.24 | Eddie Killian News

Recent data from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) reveals a notable uptick in officer recruitment across police departments in the United States.
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Back the Badge USA: Trauma kits will allow police officers in Texas to provide life-saving first aid while they wait for paramedics

05.01.24 | Sarah Akey News

Thanks to Back the Badge U.S.A., 97 law enforcement vehicles in Wilson County, Texas, will be equipped with trauma kits. Allowing them to respond more effectively in life-or-death trauma situations.
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Minneapolis considers eliminating ShotSpotter gunfire detection system because... it's "racist"??

04.30.24 | Pat Droney Editorial

Minneapolis is considering the renewal of its contract with manufacturer of the ShotSpotter detection system; critics claim the sensors are placed in areas that are primarily occupied by black, Native American residents.
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During hours long standoff, three officers were shot before SWAT took out the suspect with one shot

04.30.24 | Jenna Curren News

The armed suspect wanted for armed robbery and the shooting of three people prior to also shooting three officers during a standoff was fatally shot by SWAT.
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Hypocrisy? Biden cheers ban on TikTok while he uses 'influencers' to boost his sagging campaign

04.30.24 | Pat Droney Editorial

Joe Biden promised to sign a bill that will provide military aid to Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific region, that also bans TikTok if it isn't divested from a Chinese-owned company by January. However he uses TikTok "influencers" in an attempt to boost his sagging campaign with younger voters.
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NYC mayor's office encouraging illegal immigrants to sleep in chairs at 'drop-in' centers to avoid a fire hazard

04.30.24 | Jenna Curren News

NYC Mayor Adams' office spokesperson says that illegal immigrants are encouraged to sleep in chairs instead of on the floor at "drop-in" centers to avoid a fire hazard.
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LA Metro declares public safety emergency, moving forward with installing enhanced bus driver barriers

04.30.24 | Jenna Curren News

Los Angeles Metro will be enhancing its security measures to keep its riders and operators safe.
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Body cam footage shows upstate NY DA refusing to pull over for police while speeding then calling the chief to complain

04.30.24 | Jenna Curren News

Upstate New York district attorney refuses to stop for speeding, body camera footage shows tense conversation between her and the officers.
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Trans student writes out 'hit list' of 45 students, school blows it off and takes side of the offender

04.29.24 | Pat Droney Opinion

A seventh grade student at Watertown (MA) Middle School compiled a "hit list" of 45 students at the school, yet the school district is taking the side of the offender and blowing off concerns of district parents and the proposed victims
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President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association: What's really happening at the border?

04.29.24 | LET Guest Editorial

"When is it going to be OUR time to tell OUR stories? When will WE get to talk about OUR men and women? And can we do it without everyone making it so damn political?"
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Biden admin rule will put a stake through the US energy industry, force electricity prices higher

04.29.24 | Noah Webster Opinion

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to issue a rule that will spell a virtual end for the coal industry in the US; coal currently powers a significant number of electric generating plants in the country.
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DC Metro dismissing 21 senior members of the force, claiming more than half are not having their contracts renewed due to 'serious misconduct'

04.29.24 | Jenna Curren News

Due to applying a provision of legislation that was pushed through by Joe Biden during the defund the police movement, MPD in D.C. is not renewing the contracts of 12 officers due to alleged "serious misconduct" in their background.
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As some states ease police pursuit restrictions, others tighten their grip in ongoing police reform discussion

04.29.24 | Sarah Akey Analysis

Politics and policing do not belong together, however policy makers across the nation are busy trying to find a line on police pursuit restrictions.
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