Law Enforcement

'Thin Blue Line': What does an American flag with a blue line mean?

The "Thin Blue Line" stands for law enforcement's separation of order from chaos, or, as Oxford Dictionaries describes, it's a reference to police, "in the context of maintaining order during unrest."<p>Yet, during the Charlottesville protests on Saturday — a screaming example of mayhem— the proud …

Racism

Two cops shot dead in Florida

Two cops were fatally shot in the Florida community of Kissimmee Friday night, authorities said.<p>One person was taken into custody, the Orlando …

News (U.S.)

US police chiefs are fighting the crackdown on “sanctuary cities”

The law-and-order president is angering a lot of the country's top law enforcement officers right now. The Justice Department has threatened to cut off federal grant funding to police departments that won't work more closely with immigration officers, and said it would bar some departments from …

Immigration

2 Oakland firefighters shot, 1 killed, in attack in San Jose

A probationary Oakland firefighter was killed and another was wounded when they were shot Thursday night in an apparent unprovoked attack outside a bar in San Jose, authorities said.<p>The firefighters, whose names were not released, were off-duty when someone opened fire on them on the 300 block of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Moment terrorist is shot dead by police after driving into crowds in Spain

<b>This is the dramatic moment a terrorist in a fake suicide vest was shot by police in Spain.</b><p>The suspect was fatally wounded by an officer after …

Terrorism

Deadly Friday: Six Police Officers Shot, 1 Killed in Separate Attacks

Six law enforcement officers in two states were shot and one killed Friday night, including two shot in what officials believe may have been an …

Conservative View

How Police Are Using Stop-and-Frisk Four Years After A Seminal Court Ruling

The judge who ruled NYC’s use of the practice unconstitutional reflects on progress in policing.<p>Four years ago this week, federal court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the way New York police officers were stopping and frisking individuals amounted to racial discrimination, and was hence …

Justice

Born in Grief, New Group Helps Families of Slain Officers

It began at the wake for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers murdered in their patrol car in Brooklyn in 2014: Officers from Chicago were talking to a few from New York about a charity they had begun for the survivors of colleagues killed.<p>A lieutenant liked the idea: he got …

New York City

Total of 6 officers shot in Florida, Pennsylvania

Three people were in custody Friday night, including a “strong suspect,” after one police officer was fatally shot and another suffered grave injuries in Kissimmee, Fla., south of Orlando.<p>At a press briefing, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said police Officer Matthew Baxter succumbed to his wounds, and …

News (U.S.)

Police Around The US Are Bracing For Newly Emboldened White Supremacists

Some white supremacists called the deadly Charlottesville rally a success, and are gearing up to hold more rallies. Police say they're preparing for them.<p>White supremacist groups came away from the deadly, race-fueled riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend praising President Trump's …

Racism

The number of officers who want frontline police to carry tasers

Nine out of 10 police officers want to see all frontline colleagues in their force carrying Tasers while out on patrol, a survey has found.<p>A poll by …

West Yorkshire Police

On his way out, veteran Dallas cop and whistleblower tells city the force needs backup

Nick Novello's a cop straight out of central casting, right down to the heavy Bronx accent he never shed despite more than three decades behind the …

Opinion

This Charlottesville Map Indicates Police Allowed Violence

The availability of credible information has made it difficult to know what went wrong with the police response that failed to prevent rioting and …

Conservative View

Special forces soldier sues Fountain SWAT after legal pot grow raid

A former special forces infantryman, who won the Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain …

Denver

British man records moment suspect in Cambrils terror attack is shot by police

A British man has described his shock after watching police shoot those suspected of an attack in the Spanish resort town of Cambrils, hours after a …

Terrorism

Philippines police kill 60 people in three days in Duterte's deadly war on drugs [Graphic images]

At least 60 people have been shot dead by police in the Philippines over the last three days as President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs intensifies. …

Manila

3 police officers treated after exposure to heroin smoke

The Arlington officers were treated after police said a woman smoked heroin in front of them at a hotel.

Policing

Mayor continues bold pledge: Mobile will be 'safest city in America by 2020.' Is it doable?

Since 2013, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson has pledged to make Mobile the "safest city in America by 2020." His administration still maintains that …

Cities

Nearly half of Ottawa's police force now equipped with naloxone

Previously, only officers in the drug unit were equipped with naloxone. Most of the 600 officers are frontline patrol officers, but now officers who …

Canadian News

Texas police chiefs start adapting to sanctuary cities law | Miami Herald

Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, …

Immigration

Bomb squad called in to area of Barcelona where driver hit police officers

The bomb squad has been called to check an area in the outskirts of Barcelona where a car struck police officers at a roadblock.<p>The development …

Terrorism

Dog fatally shot at Quebec family gathering, police suspect neighbour

Five firearms were seized from suspect's home in Cookshire, Que.<p>A family gathering in Quebec's Eastern Townships took a dark turn earlier this week …

Crime

A Third Of California's Police-Involved Killings In 2016 Happened In L.A. County

California's attorney general released a report Thursday outlining use of force by police in California in 2016—among its findings was that, of the …

Policing

Top cop welcomes NSW's newest recruits

More than 220 new recruits, including six dogs, will be welcomed to the ranks of the NSW police at a ceremony in Goulburn.<p>The 166 men and 60 women of …

Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

MANILA — Fifty-eight people suspected of selling or using drugs have been killed in Manila and its northern suburbs in just three days, making this the deadliest week so far in President Rodrigo Duterte’s monthslong drug crackdown, the police said Thursday.<p>On Wednesday night, 26 suspects were …

Policing

Violent crime up 4 percent in California, property crime down 3 percent

California violent crime went up 4.1 percent in 2016, rising for a second consecutive year, according to state data released Thursday.<p>The Department of Justice’s annual Crime in California report said there were 174,701 homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults last year, up from 166,588 in 2015 and …

Crime

Community policing is the way to make New Orleans safer: Opinion | NOLA.com

<b>Opinion by Ronal Serpas and Michael Cowan</b><p>Scientific research and life experience make it plain that when people are anxious, their focus narrows. …

New Orleans

South Africa: Marikana Legal Proceedings Have Not Begun - Prosecuting Authority

The Marikana Commission Visiting the Shooting Scene at the Lonmin Mines<p>Legal proceedings against the 72 police officers involved in the killing of 34 …

Covington installs carbon monoxide detectors in police vehicles | NOLA.com

Covington police this week began installing carbon monoxide detectors on its police vehicles. The move comes in response to recent concerns about …

New Orleans

Nationalist Party leadership contender Adrian Delia replies to questions about anonymous report to the police - Daphne Caruana Galizia's Notebook | Running Commentary

The photograph below is of an internal report made by a police officer to his superiors, dated last September. In this report, the officer describes …

Malta