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Dear Police: Shut The F*%$#+^K Up!

Dear Police: Shut The F*%$#+^K Up!
I really can’t think of nice way to say this, so I’m just going to say it straight out… On a daily basis lately I have been reading stories about police officers and sheriff deputies being disciplined, called out and fired for not being able to keep their mouths shut and their fingers off keyboards. There is no arguing that this is a very difficult time for law enforcement. Everyone and their sist...
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ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy

ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy
Here is an interesting case to follow over the next little while. The following is a reproduction from  EINNEWS . NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana has sued Abbeville’s mayor and police chief over a policy barring police from any social media use showing the city in a bad light. The policy is so vague that the plaintiff, police Sgt. Colt Landry, can’t tell what he’s allowed to do on social ...
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Does The 1st Amendment Cover This?

Does The 1st Amendment Cover This?
When you’re a police officer, you are held to a higher standard. There is no arguing that. If you think it’s unfair, then you should probably find another line of work.  If you believe you should be allowed to say whatever you want, then you should really find an outlet other than social media to voice your opinion. An officer in Marlin Texas decided to use his Facebook account to post s...
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