Daily Archives: 1, January 16, 2017

PSP Scraps Polygraph In Effort To Hire More Non-White Troopers

State Police to scrap lie-detector tests for aspiring Pa. troopers

Updated: January 12, 2017 — 12:49 PM EST

by Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU @AngelasInk

HARRISBURG – In a move likely to spark controversy, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker has quietly scrapped the agency’s long-held practice of administering lie-detector tests to its recruits.

State Police officials confirmed this week that applicants vying to become state troopers will no longer undergo polygraph testing as part of an extensive background check that helps determine their acceptance into the State Police Academy.

A spokesman for the State Police would not say why Blocker ordered the change. Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Behind the Badge

Amid protests and calls for reform, how police view their jobs, key issues and recent fatal encounters between blacks and police

Police work has always been hard. Today police say it is even harder. In a new Pew Research Center national survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform, majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks, and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties. Continue reading

In Her Waning Days U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Uncovers Another Racist Police Department

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DOJ: ‘Reasonable Cause’ To Believe Chicago Police Use Excessive …

Fox NewsJan 13, 2017
DOJ: ‘Reasonable Cause’ To Believe Chicago Police Use Excessive Force … Announcing the outcome of a Department of Justice (DOJ) …

“Consent decrees are only one part of the Obama Justice Department’s systematic assault on police. Attorney General Eric Holder made a mission of telling Black America the nation’s police were racists.”

Requiem for Obama’s Race-Baiting DOJ

By

Bob Bennett

http://www.independentsentinel.com/requiem-obamas-race-baiting-doj/

January 15, 2017

At Senator Jeff Sessions’ hearing before the Senate Judicial Committee, Cory Booker—a sitting Senator who works with Sessions—declared that:

“I want an Attorney General who is committed to supporting law enforcement and securing law and order. But that is not enough.” Continue reading