Since its release in January, the traffic stop study “Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont” has been a blot on the reputation of state and local law enforcement. Now local police and at least one crime research expert are casting doubts on the report’s data and findings.
American law enforcement faces a host of challenges in 2017. Violent crime is increasing in major cities, the nation is reeling from an opioid epidemic, immigration is growing complex and street protests are turning into violent ideological clashes.
Alex Wubbels was trying to protect her patient by following a longstanding hospital policy — one she rightly understood to reflect the protections of the Fourth Amendment. She was rewarded with handcuffs and a seat in the back of a police cruiser.
Police chiefs in Massachusetts are lining up behind Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to let state and local police honor immigration detention requests for criminal aliens deemed to be public safety threats.
Policing policy took on new urgency as the nation’s progressive mayors gathered in the Queen City on Friday following race-related riots last week in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A prominent police union released a video decrying anti-police violence and rhetoric in what it is calling “blue racism.”
Police departments’ decisions to fight the rising homicide rates in their cities could lead to more tensions between police and their communities, according to a Monday Washington Post article.
The top court in Massachusetts ruled Monday that state and local police cannot hold criminal aliens in order to give immigration agents extra time to take them into custody.
A report on crime rates and public safety from the Trump administration is due out this week and is expected to contain recommendations for restricting state marijuana laws.