Cops Wrestle With Whether and When to Take a Suicidal Officer’s Gun

[ED: It’s difficult to read the following report regarding potentially suicidal police officers and guns without contrasting the treatment and deference they receive with that of civilians under the expansion of “red flag” laws. The NYPD describes their process as “a judicious measure carried out with dignity and designed to save a life.” Can anyone […]

Connecticut Cop Who Shot at Unarmed Couple in Car Charged With Felony Assault, Reckless Endangerment

By Dave Collins, Associated Press A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple’s car and wounded a 22-year-old woman was charged Monday with felony assault and reckless endangerment. State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin determined the April 16 use of force in New Haven was not justified and filed charges against Hamden officer Devin […]

Sheriff: My Deputies Won’t Be Beto O’Rourke’s ‘Personal Gestapo’

Americans continue to talk about obscure Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke‘s proud proclamation at September’s Democratic debate. “Hell yes!  We’re going to take your AR-15s. And AK-47s,” O’Rourke said. Of course, Beto would be bravely leading all of the required confiscation squads from behind. Robert Francis can’t avoid questions about how his gun grab would […]

Double Standard: Why Do Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Get a ‘Cooling Off’ Period Before Being Questioned?

By Lisa Marie Payne, Associated Press After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer’s version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department’s contract. That opportunity […]