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Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban

San Francisco Chronicle 01 Feb 2023
They argued that the Legislature improperly enacted the law and that by exempting some classes of people — law enforcement, corrections officers, retired police officials — denied potentially millions of other gun owners equal protection under the law.

Illinois appellate court upholds restraining order on gun ban

News-Press Now 01 Feb 2023
Under the law, some categories of people — active and retired law enforcement officers, correctional officers and military personnel on active duty, for example — may purchase and possess those weapons ... The ruling means that the state is prevented from enforcing the law against the named plaintiffs in the case.

Death toll of Pakistan's mosque blast rises to 100

China Daily 01 Feb 2023
The incident happened at about 1.13 pm local time when about 300 policemen were chanting afternoon prayers at the mosque located in the Police Lines area, a highly profiled vicinity housing offices and residences of police, and other departments of the law enforcement agencies ... Further investigation into the matter is underway. .

How many mass shootings have there been in Florida in 2023?

The Gainesville Sun 01 Feb 2023
We know the drill. Shots ring out ... The shooting at Iowa Ave ... 30, 2023 ... The GVA numbers may differ from the FBI or CDC as they collect their data from 7,500 law enforcement, government and media sources ... Three officers have been killed, 33 injured, and law enforcement has killed 111 people and injured 62 more in officer-involved incidents, the GVA said ... .

Lawmakers push $15K teacher raises

Wharton Journal Spectator 01 Feb 2023
Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, filed bills to “reduce gun violence, increase support for school shooting victims and survivors, and push for accountability for the flawed law enforcement response to the mass shooting,” the Statesman reported ... The law enforcement response to the shooting has been widely criticized.

Bill seeks to keep public at a distance in videoing law enforcement actions

Greenwood Commonwealth 31 Jan 2023
... is aware as well as the law enforcement officer is aware of each other’s rights and dues,” he said ... If the bill is passed, a court could determine whether a law enforcement officer misapplied the law and if the officer’s decision went beyond the bounds of reasonableness, he said.

EDITORIAL: Police and public: No one above the law

The Times & Democrat 31 Jan 2023
“The interaction between Memphis law enforcement officers and Tyre Nichols is nothing short of horrific ... Ultimately, no one, not even law enforcement officers, are above the law ... Ultimately, no one, not even law enforcement officers, are above the law.".

Kentucky State Police to be equipped with body-worn cameras

The Richmond Register 31 Jan 2023
The recently enacted bipartisan state budget signed by Beshear allows the commonwealth to take additional steps to make Kentucky a leader in public safety by enhancing law enforcement training, creating safer communities and improving the safety of both law enforcement officers and Kentuckians.

Community leaders say change, reflection needed at vigil for Nichols

Reflector 31 Jan 2023
Greenville's Chief Sauls said that he and his wife, a former law enforcement officer, discussed the video at length after they watched it ... The Shelby County district attorney told the AP that investigations into the actions of law enforcement officers on the scene is ongoing and on Monday said information would be released as it became available.

Sheriff’s statement on Tyre Nichols

The San Juan Journal 31 Jan 2023
The actions of these officers have no place in the law enforcement profession or in our society and law enforcement has an obligation to make sure this does not continue to occur ... mistreated or murdered by the law enforcement officers who are sworn to protect the sanctity of life.

Sheriffs who see themselves as ultimate defenders of the Constitution are especially worried about gun ...

Penn Live 31 Jan 2023
The statement says he swore to protect the rights provided in the Constitution and he believes that the act violates the Second Amendment, so “as chief law enforcement officer for Brown County neither myself nor my officers will be checking to ensure that lawful gun owners ...

Port St. Lucie Police Department seeks to recruit new officers amid wave of retirements

WPTV 31 Jan 2023
Master Officer James Olson signed off Tuesday, ending his 34-year law enforcement career ... Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc outlines some of the challenges law enforcement faces with hiring new employees ... "It's great to go out there and show the community that not every law enforcement officer is bad, that we're on their side," Port St.

“Good” Cops Versus “Bad” Cops: The Betrayal of Silence

Houston Forward Times 31 Jan 2023
We constantly hear the phrase that rogue cops who commit these egregious acts are just “a few bad apples” acting outside the established rules and the oath taken by members of law enforcement, but we must examine this a lot further ... actions of rogue members of law enforcement.

Aiken area law enforcement, elected officials react to Tyre Nichols beating

The Post and Courier 31 Jan 2023
For example, when any officer oversteps their authority, local law enforcement officials here in Aiken County swiftly punish or fire that individual," Taylor said ... "Our elected officials must make sure that our law enforcement officers have all the resources they need to keep up with all the training needed is accessible and available," she said.

New state's Attorney General Brenna Bird meets with southeast Iowa law enforcement

The Hawk Eye 31 Jan 2023
Bird explained that the focus of Friday's meeting was to meet with southeast Iowa law enforcement officials to learn more about the challenges they face, what methods are working well for them, local crime trends, and how her office can work with them on these issues.

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