Tag Archives: law enforcement

MISSOURI: Proposed Bill Would Have Cops Record “Perceived” Sexual Orientation Of Drivers

A bill introduced yesterday by Democratic Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed [photo] would have police officers record the “perceived” sexual orientation of drivers stopped for infractions. The Fair & Impartial Policing Act is endorsed by the ACLU of Missouri and is part of a broad anti-profiling campaign. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: “This is not an attack on law enforcement,” ...

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TEXAS: Fort Worth Seeks Gay Cops

(Tipped by JMG reader Alan)

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ARIZONA: Scandal-Plagued Gay Cop Drops Congress Bid, Runs For Sheriff Again

Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who was outed this February in a scandal regarding his Mexico-born boyfriend, claims that he can no longer run for Congress because the guy who was going to replace him as sheriff can no longer campaign. When I announced my candidacy for Congress, I promised the citizens of Pinal County that I would ensure ...

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ARIZONA: Teabaggers Demand Recall Of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

Pima County, Arizona’s Sheriff Clarence Dupnik became a media sensation when he blamed Tea Party and GOP rhetoric for creating the violent atmosphere that may have led to the Tucson massacre. So rather than engage a bit of self-reflection, the teabaggers are calling for his head. Sheriff Dupnik, who has occupied his post since 1980, won re-election most recently in ...

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Out Lesbian Becomes Tampa’s Top Cop

Out lesbian Jane Castor has become the chief of police in Tampa, Florida. There are nine female police chiefs in Florida, including Pinellas Park Chief Dorene Thomas, according to the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Nationwide, about 300 out of 18,000 police chiefs are women, according to women-in-policing expert Dorothy Schulz of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New ...

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