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Know Your Elected and Appointed Leaders

Last week we learned a lot about a former Antioch City Planning Commission chairman, Ken Turnage II. Our education came in the form of his own Facebook post that basically indicated that not all lives matter, and that perhaps we should just let COVID-19 run its natural course and weed out the weak, the old, […]

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The Buck Stops Here at COVID-19

At a time when the health of Americans is being threatened by a new and quickly spreading virus, when Americans are falling ill and in some cases dying, when Americans are being told to stay home, when businesses and schools are closing their doors, when people are being quarantined or hospitalized, and states of emergency […]

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Beyond appalling: the gang assault of a 15-year-old girl

What do you do with those who attacked? Fourteen to 17 years old.  Those are the ages of the 12 teenagers now arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in viciously attacking a 15-year-old girl on a very public street corner in Brooklyn on a Thursday afternoon after school.  As many as 18 individuals adopted […]

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Protecting Pensions is a Priority

As a union president, I often hear, “what’s the union ever done for me?” and I reply, “pull up a chair.” One of the first things I speak about is pensions, because protecting pensions is an ongoing battle that is always at the forefront.  With bleak predictions about a downturn in the economy, pensions will […]

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U.K. Body Count Draws Attention to the Horrors of Human Trafficking

Details are still developing surrounding the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were discovered in a sealed refrigerator container on a truck in England this month.   Was the container truly refrigerated, how did these men and women end up in this container, how long were they locked in the container, who are they, where did […]

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Updating an Antiquated System & Procedure Could Save Officers’ Lives

  When a law enforcement officer responds to a home or business for a disturbance or emergency call for help, the dispatcher will often relay to the responding officer whether the address has a premise history.  The responding officer will gain an understanding of the previous calls from that location. This gives an officer some […]

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