Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves after they were shot at. The […]

Governor Abbott announces proposal to discourage cities from defunding law enforcement

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, August 19 – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced yesterday in Fort Worth a legislative proposal to discourage the defunding of law enforcement in Texas. With this proposal, any city that defunds its police department will have its property tax revenue frozen at the […]

Texas Governor Abbott harshly criticizes Austin City Council for voting to defund Austin Police Department

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin and Lubbock, August 14 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott harshly criticized Austin City Council’s decision to cut $150 million from the Austin Police Department’s budget. Abbott said, “Some cities are more focused on political agendas than public safety.” The Governor continued, “Austin’s decision puts the brave men and women […]

Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.

Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Dept.

Image: This photograph of the Cabinet from the movie “Idiocracy” (20th Century Fox) does not actually portray the Minneapolis City Council, but it could. BREAKING NEWS! MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism […]

Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a standoff over policing legislation, as Senate Democrats prepare to block a Republican proposal Wednesday as inadequate, leaving the parties to decide whether to take on the hard job of negotiating a compromise or walk away despite public outcry over the killings of Black Americans. The impasse threatens to […]

Officer charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that Brooks was not a deadly threat and that the officer kicked the wounded black man and offered no medical treatment for over two minutes as he lay dying on the ground. Brooks, […]

Several police officers shot in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in what is being called an “active and ongoing” shooting situation in the city. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood. A police spokesman confirmed the shooting but offered no […]

President Trump calls drenching of NYPD officers ‘unacceptable’

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump added his voice Thursday to the chorus of people upset about videos showing New York police officers getting drenched with buckets of water during a heat wave. “What took place in NYC with water being tossed on NYPD officers was a total disgrace,” President Trump tweeted. “What took […]

Venezuelan police arrest No. 2 leader of opposition

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was leaving his Democratic Action party’s headquarters when he was surprised […]

City of Montgomery Mayor, Councilmember, City Administrator force Police Chief Napolitano out, despite overwhelming popular support for him: “It is such a sad day…to lose such a great leader…”

City of Montgomery Mayor, Councilmember, City Administrator force Police Chief Napolitano out, despite overwhelming popular support for him: “It is such a sad day…to lose such a great leader…”

Image: Former City of Montgomery County Police Chief Jim Napolitano (right) and his daughter (left). Montgomery, October 23 – City of Montgomery Mayor Sara Countryman, Councilwoman Rebecca Huss, and City Administrator Jack Yates have successfully forced extraordinarily popular and successful Police Chief Jim Napolitano out of his job, even though a majority of the City […]