When Dan Rosenthal traveled to Louisiana last year as a volunteer with the FOP Disaster Area Response Team (DART) following Hurricane Ida, he saw firsthand the toll natural disasters take on the law enforcement officers whose lives at work and home have been drastically impacted.
“They’re working 12-hour shifts, and meanwhile, their house could be in some state of destruction,” said Rosenthal, who retired from the Bloomfield (Conn.) Police Department after 22 years of service in 2002. ...
The Fitch Files: Backlash over Police Accountability Act fuels change in police union representation
Monday, 20 December 2021
On August 18, police officers in Westport voted 42-5 in favor of
switching union representation from AFSCME Council 4, AFL-CIO, to the
National Fraternal Order of Police, the nation’s largest police union.
And they were not the first to do so this year.
According to the State Board of Labor Relations, six police unions in
Connecticut have voted to jump ship from their current union for the
Fraternal Order of Police. Among them, North Branford, Farmington, Rocky
Hill and New Canaan.
A Different Kind of Blue Wave: Police Support for the GOP is Unprecedented and Enormous
Friday, 23 October 2020
BY RED JAHNCKE ON OCTOBER 22, 2020
Originally Published in The Wall Street Journal
President Trump challenged Joe Biden in the first debate to name one police endorsement he’d received. Mr. Biden couldn’t—virtually all police organizations have endorsed Mr. Trump. Police groups are endorsing Republicans at every level of government, many for the first time and by overwhelming votes.
The nation’s largest police organization, with 355,000 mem...
I sat there in disbelief while watching a candidate for President of the United States. “So instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg.” There was not a lot of thought put into that statement. Why were law enforcement professionals so upset with these remarks? Well, to simply put it, shooting people in the arms or legs is just not done. In fact, I could not locate any time in history where officers were ever trained in this manne...