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Beyond Wisconsin: “Right-to-Work” Laid to Rest in WV; MI Rep. Hopes to Expand to Public Safety Unions

Beyond Wisconsin: “Right-to-Work” Laid to Rest in WV; MI Rep. Hopes to Expand to Public Safety Unions
Last week’s events in Wisconsin largely dominated the “Right-to-Work” news cycle, but Republicans in West Virginia and Michigan have been hard at work on the issue as well, with varying results.
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Trenton's Michael Brown Mural Ordered Painted Over by Police

Trenton's Michael Brown Mural Ordered Painted Over by Police
A Trenton, New Jersey, mural of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, has been painted over at the request of local police. Artists from the Sage Coalition painted it two weeks ago.
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Fire Learning: One University's Order of 70 M-16s from Dept of Defense Highlights 1033 Program Nonsense

Fire Learning: One University's Order of 70 M-16s from Dept of Defense Highlights 1033 Program Nonsense
The frat parties must be a lot wilder now than when I was in school. Why else would American colleges and universities need MRAPs and M-16s? The increasing militarization of local police forces has gotten a lot of attention lately, but the military hardware flowing to American campuses has gotten less attention. Until the Chronicle of Higher Education, pointed it out with a laser sight:
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SCOTUS Recommends an App for Police Searching Cellphones: A Warrant

SCOTUS Recommends an App for Police Searching Cellphones: A Warrant
Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court said cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them, Chief Justice John Robert said.
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'This Is a Revolution!' aka Right-Wing Loon Murder-Suicide

'This Is a Revolution!' aka Right-Wing Loon Murder-Suicide
Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said. One of the shooters yelled, "This is a revolution!" but a motive remains under investigation, Las Vegas police spokesman Larry Hadfield said.
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Michelle Rindels and Martin Griffith
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Trauma Leaves Police Unable to Work, But Gov't Refuses to Pay for Treatment

Trauma Leaves Police Unable to Work, But Gov't Refuses to Pay for Treatment
Police work is incredibly stressful. Whether from the day to day pressure, or from witnessing horrific events and their aftermath – like the Sandy Hook school shooting – officers are struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. But commissioners and local governments strapped for cash are refusing to provide treatment.
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MD Judge Rules County Can Ignore Bargaining Agreement, Quotes ‘House of Cards’ in Defense

MD Judge Rules County Can Ignore Bargaining Agreement, Quotes ‘House of Cards’ in Defense
In a decision that could set a dangerous legal precedent on the future of collective bargaining (and the good faith that negotiating requires), Maryland's high court ruled that a county council did not need to abide by the contract ironed out in 2011. And then, because that's not absurd enough, the judge went on to quote "House of Cards" in a moment of Francis Underwood-sized egomania.
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Chaz Bolte
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DOJ Trains Cops to Work with Transgender People

DOJ Trains Cops to Work with Transgender People
The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence. The new initiative is aimed at helping police identify hate crimes and build trust with a community that law enforcement officials say is too often reluctant to report crimes.
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Eric Tucker
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99 Percent of Police Brutality Reports in Central New Jersey Never See the Light of Day

99 Percent of Police Brutality Reports in Central New Jersey Never See the Light of Day
An investigative report by two New Jersey newspapers finds what David Connor Castellani and many other victims of police abuse likely know: Just 1 percent of complaints about excessive force - aka thugs with badges beating you senseless - are accepted as legitimate and acted upon by internal review agencies meant to investigate them.
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Families Put On Hold as Furlough Prevents Death Benefit Payments for Firefighters, Police

Families Put On Hold as Furlough Prevents Death Benefit Payments for Firefighters, Police
The families of service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty are being made to wait indefinitely for survivor benefits. The government shutdown and furlough of workers has left the department that processes these benefits unstaffed.
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