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Blue Lives Lost: Dramatic rise in police officers gunned down in line of duty in 2016

In Baton Rouge, little 9-month-old Mason Jackson sees his father’s face every day, all the time – in photographs. His mother makes sure of that, makes sure he feels his father’s presence. His mother tells him what a selfless, caring man his daddy, Montrell Jackson, was, and how much he wanted a child – they

Fraternal Order of Police demands Amazon remove Black Lives Matter merchandise

The largest police union in the U.S. demanded that Amazon remove a shirt from a third-party vendor that supports the Black Lives Matter movement. The Fraternal Order of Police wants the online retailer to follow Walmart and remove a shirt that sports the words “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” across the chest, The Guardian reported Friday.

Son accused of killing, dismembering parents during Thanksgiving visit

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Louisiana on charges of killing and dismembering his parents at their Tennessee home. Joel Michael Guy Jr. was arrested Tuesday on a fugitive warrant in Baton Rouge, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said. He’s accused of killing his parents, Joel Michael Guy Sr., 61, and Lisa Guy, 55. They

U.S. police shootings echo through criminology classrooms

A new crop of ads on New York City subway cars reads “Justice now, but justice how?” The words evoke the tone of street protests over police killings of black men across the United States during the past three years. But the ads are not a plea from civil rights activists. They are a recruiting

60 law enforcement officers fatally shot this year, 20 in ambushes

A total of 60 law enforcement officers have died in firearms-related incidents in 2016, marking a 67 percent  increase since 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported. Citing a preliminary report from January 1 through November 23, the organization said that Texas has seen the most fatalities this year with 18. So far,

Guns and Hoses: The News Media Helped Pull the Trigger

D.W. Wilber, On Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving Day in St. Louis there will be a charity event called “Guns and Hoses”, an annual event pitting Police Officers and Firefighters against each other in amateur three round boxing matches. A celebratory evening bringing thousands of people together and filling the St. Louis hockey arena

Casualties Stack Up in the War on Cops

Edmund Kozak, Four police officers shot in 24 hours as divisive racial rhetoric continues to exact a lethal toll. Four police officers have been shot in four separate cities in the last 24 hours — and at least two of those shootings appear to have been intentional ambushes, authorities report. Benjamin Marconi, a detective in

Pence: People Are Seeing Trump’s Commitment to MAGA for Everyone

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence joined Hannity to discuss Donald Trump’s surging poll numbers and expanding appeal. The Indiana governor said that Americans are starting to see Trump more clearly now. “I don’t think anything’s really changed. I just think Donald Trump’s optimistic message to make America great again, rebuild our military, have America