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
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
Requiem for Obama’s 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