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Boston Police Union throws a tantrum over Black Lives Matter at school week

Boston Police Union throws a tantrum over Black Lives Matter at school week

Boston's got a bad reputation when it comes to race. And unfortunately, much of it's deserved. Of course, there are people who are trying to fight and make a positive difference despite the
LA police union will not defend cop accused of sexual assault on a corpse

LA police union will not defend cop accused of sexual assault on a corpse

Finally, a police union has identified a form of misconduct it will not defend: necrophilia. David Rojas is the LAPD cop who thought that turning off his bodycam would stop it from recording him as
Boston cops clocked 9,000 hours of overtime at the "Straight Pride" parade — and none of it with body cams

Boston cops clocked 9,000 hours of overtime at the "Straight Pride" parade — and none of it with body cams

The "Straight Pride" Parade that was held in Boston in the end of August was just another example of thinly-veiled alt-right trolling. Unfortunately, it also worked. A hateful parade of a
Donald Trump Cheers on Minneapolis Police Union Selling ‘Cops for Trump’ T-Shirts

Donald Trump Cheers on Minneapolis Police Union Selling ‘Cops for Trump’ T-Shirts

President Donald Trump celebrated the Minneapolis police union for fighting a new city regulation preventing off-duty police officers from attending his political rally in uniform.
'A Grave Threat to Public Safety': John Legend Calls Out Chicago Police Union in Op-Ed

'A Grave Threat to Public Safety': John Legend Calls Out Chicago Police Union in Op-Ed

As the city of Chicago lurches forward with its lawsuit against actor Jussie Smollett, John Legend penned a blistering op-ed last week, taking aim at Chicago’s powerful police union. Read more...
California Police Balk as Calls Grow Louder for LAPD to Change Its Use-of-Force Policy

California Police Balk as Calls Grow Louder for LAPD to Change Its Use-of-Force Policy

As more people look to the Los Angeles Police Department to change its use-of-force policy, a throng of police chiefs in Northern California came together on Monday to denounce proposed legislation
Baltimore Cops May Soon Be Liable for Payouts to Victims of Police Brutality

Baltimore Cops May Soon Be Liable for Payouts to Victims of Police Brutality

In a move that may finally break up the stronghold of protection that blankets police officers when accused of brutality or death, the city of Baltimore has instated a new policy which may make
Baltimore to leave its cops on the hook for civil suit payouts

Baltimore to leave its cops on the hook for civil suit payouts

Police officers working in Baltimore have always been able to rely on the financial backing of the city when the courts demanded payouts for wrongful death or police brutality suits, but that could

NYPD cops to get fewer ‘get out of jail free’ cards to give family and friends — and they’re upset

According to a report from the New York Post, New York police officers are upset that their police union has reduced the number of so-called…
Ed Sheeran Stole From TLC? World’s Most Entitled Human 12.21.17

Ed Sheeran Stole From TLC? World’s Most Entitled Human 12.21.17

In episode 53, Jack & Miles are joined by comedian Ify Nwadiwe to discuss Wyatt Koch, Apple slowing down iPhones, The Office re-boot, Netflix's Bright, plus Pod Save The People's Deray McKesson
Even when a Chicago cop is convicted of wrongdoing, a secret appeals court usually overturns it

Even when a Chicago cop is convicted of wrongdoing, a secret appeals court usually overturns it

Chicago boasts one of the nation's most corrupt police forces: Chicago PD ran an off-the-books secret torture site; stole millions from innocents and used the funds to buy illegal surveillance gear;
Trump-Loving, NFL-Protest-Hating Police-Union Chief Who Supported Tamir Rice Killer Ousted by Black Cops

Trump-Loving, NFL-Protest-Hating Police-Union Chief Who Supported Tamir Rice Killer Ousted by Black Cops

The Cleveland police-union president who resembles the love child of Lex Luthor and Sarah Huckabee Sanders was voted out of office Tuesday in part because Cleveland’s black police officers were tired
Philadelphia Police Union Head Defends Nazi Cop, Calls BLM a ‘Pack of Rabid Animals’

Philadelphia Police Union Head Defends Nazi Cop, Calls BLM a ‘Pack of Rabid Animals’

For any significant change to American policing to occur, we have to deal with upend police unions, which wield extraordinary power and influence. Read more...