May 8, 2021 06:00

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New program provides trauma and mental health support to Capitol Police

iStock.com/Pgiam Lawmakers and mental health professionals are teaming up to provide trauma support to Capitol Police and civilian staff following the January 6 chaotic riot. Dr. Jim Gordon of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., immediately offered his support after the event. According to an NPR report, Gordon reached out to long-time friend …

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Rescue dog becomes Pennsylvania police department’s first K9 in decades

LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Belgian Malinois named Arrow went from a New Jersey animal shelter to becoming a Pennsylvania police department’s first K9 since the 1960s, thanks to the patience and vision of just the right humans. Deb Bucci, an animal attendant at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, knew there was something special about Arrow, who …

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Alabama police officer convicted of murder in 2018 on-duty shooting

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Jurors convicted an Alabama police officer of murder Friday in the shooting of a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head. This comes after a city police review cleared Officer William “Ben” Darby of wrongdoing and officials allowed him to remain an officer, with Huntsville taxpayers helping fund his …

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Man uses colostomy bag as weapon against police outside Kid Rock’s Nashville restaurant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bizarre incident reportedly occurred outside of a restaurant owned by musician Kid Rock on Saturday night. According to reports, a drunk man used his colostomy bag as a weapon during an altercation with police officers. The incident occurred outside of Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tenn., Newsweek reported. …

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Michelle Obama fears for daughters safety due to police use-of-force incidents

Former first lady Michelle Obama fears for her daughters when they get behind the wheel of a car amid police use-of-force incidents, she said. Nevertheless, she is “breathing a sigh of relief” after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, …

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