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EDITORIAL: The revolving door of ‘justice reform’

It would be funny if it weren’t so frightening. One of the four people arrested when police found a cache of arms, drugs and money in downtown Denver before this month’s All-Star Game pleaded with the judge to go easy on his bail. 42-year-old Richard Platt reasoned that he presented a low risk of flight

Denver police to focus on “worst of the worst”…

Police working with ATF and federal prosecutors to target felons illegally carrying guns Denver police hope a new two-person team will help reduce gun violence by cracking down on the city’s most prolific and violent offenders. The city’s police department is teaming up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local and

New president of LAPD’s civilian oversight panel rejects ‘defund’…

Attorney William Briggs argued that the city needs more sworn officers to keep residents safe By Kevin Rector Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — After being appointed president of the Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian oversight panel on Tuesday, attorney William Briggs promptly rejected the notion that the LAPD should be “defunded,” arguing instead that

For second year in a row, Denver homicides and…

On average, a person was shot in Denver every 36 hours in the first six months of 2021 Violence in Denver so far this year is on track to meet or exceed the bloodshed of 2020, when the city recorded the highest number of homicides since 1981. In the first six months of this year,

Mass. mental health worker stabbed multiple times

The social worker identified his attacker as a dangerous man who had tried to kill a Holyoke police officer years before By Dave Canton masslive.com HOLYOKE, Mass — Holyoke police officers had to force their way into a Holyoke man’s apartment after he allegedly stabbed a CHD social worker multiple times late Friday afternoon, then

Slain Arvada officer Gordon Beesley receives hero’s sendoff at…

  Law enforcement and  first responders pay their respects to slain Arvada police officer Gordon Beesley durin a funderal procession in Lafayette, Colo., on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.  A funeral was held at the Flatirons Community Church for officer Beesley, who was a 19-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department.  Officer Beesley was killed by

Dozens of Portland police officers resign from crowd control…

Approximately 50 police officers working for Portland’s rapid response unit resigned this week, a day after a team member was indicted for allegedly assaulting a protester last year. Participation in the unit was voluntary, and the officers will continue working for the police department in their regular assignments, according to a department press release. Portland Mayor

Hail to hardworking cops by Barbara A. Schwartz

To those men and women in blue who go to work each day to bring hope to the hopeless, to save a life and maybe a soul – we honor you Author’s note: When I was asked to write a column for National Police Week, I struggled on how to put on paper what was in

Suspect being held for investigation of attempted first-degree murder…

Police are holding a 40-year-old man to investigate attempted first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and first-degree criminal trespassing Pedro Juan Gallegos, 40, is being held by Denver police as they investigate the shooting of a police officer on Saturday, according to the department. The Denver Police Department is holding Gallegos to explore

Denver police officer shot in Sunnyside late Saturday; suspect…

The neighborhood manhunt ended Sunday morning A Denver police officer was shot in the leg late Saturday night in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, prompting an hours-long manhunt that ended early Sunday morning. The officer underwent emergency surgery and was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, Denver police said. The officer was shot just before 11 p.m. as