NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WEEKLY UPDATE 30 JUNE 2023 WASHINGTON WATCH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE PATRICK YOES National President THE VOICE OF OUR NATION S LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS Subscribe to the FOP s Weekly Update JIM PASCO Executive Director
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes traveled to Wichita, Kansas to attend the KansasState FOP Conference.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a National Law EnforcementOfficers Memorial Fund Executive Committee meeting in Washington, D.C.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn this week's episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President Patrick Yoessat down with Lance LoRusso. A former law enforcement officer turned attorney,Lance has been a use of force instructor for nearly 30 years and has representedover 100 officers following officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths.LISTEN TO EPISODE CLICK TO SUBSCRIBENational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews regarding lawenforcement challenges on the horizon, the recruitment and retention crisis, and theNational FOP's data showing a rise in the number of officers shot in the line of duty.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco and Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonrepresented the FOP at a meeting of the Axon Moonshot Executive Forum todiscuss the initiative, which aims to reduce the number of fatalities resulting frompublic-police interactions by half.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Director for Laborwithin the White House Office of Public Engagement, regarding upcoming eventsand meetings pertaining to labor and criminal justice reform.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Director ofthe Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, regarding the impact of Executive Order 14074, Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and CriminalJustice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety, as well as therecruitment and retention crisis.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Max DiLallo regarding the upcoming bookdetailing the history of the Fraternal Order of Police.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen, Special Assistant to thePresident for Criminal Justice and Guns Policy, regarding the implementation ofExecutive Order 14074, Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and CriminalJustice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety, as well as therecruitment and retention crisis, as well as the recruitment and retention crisis.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke withstaff in the office of Representative Dale W. Strong (R-AL)regarding draft legislation to clarify certain definitions inthe Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with Anna Kuntz, Director ofPartner Engagement in the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement at U.S.Department of Homeland Security, about ongoing cooperation and collaborationwith the FOP.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson met with staffin the office of Representative Randall L. Feenstra (R-IA)to discuss FOP priorities and the ongoing recruitment andretention crisis in law enforcement.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson and LegislativeLiaison Asa Render spoke with staff in the office ofSenator John N. Kennedy (R-LA) to discuss S. 1514, the“Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, andResponder (HELPER) Act.”LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEPresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr., condemned the U.S. Supreme Court's decision thatruled it is unconstitutional for universities to use race as a factor in admissiondecisions. The President recommended that schools across the country find aworkaround for a decision that he said ignored legal precedent. During a press conference on the Court's decision, President Biden said, "today, thecourt once again walked away from decades of precedent... I strongly, stronglydisagree with the court’s decision."THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE WHITE HOUSE
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court delivered a ruling on affirmative action this week, rejectingthe use of race as a factor in college admissions as a violation of the 14thAmendment's Equal Protection Clause.In a 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion that thesystems in place "lack sufficiently focused and measurable objectives warrantingthe use of race, unavoidably employ race in a negative manner, involve racialstereotyping, and lack meaningful end points, those admissions programs cannotbe reconciled with the guarantees of the Equal Protection Clause."Justice Roberts was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, NeilGorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Gerald Groff, anevangelical Christian postal worker, who refused to work on Sundays for religiousreasons. He sued U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for religious discrimination when hegot in trouble for refusing to work Sunday shifts, arguing that USPS shouldaccommodate his religious belief. The case now returns to the lower courts.The justices clarified law that made it illegal for employers to discriminate based onreligion, requiring that they accommodate the religious beliefs of workers as longas the accommodation does not impose an "undue hardship on the employer'sbusiness."
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe House was in recess this week.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe Senate was in recess this week.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATE
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132262 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 46H.R. 82286 COSPONSORSR: 89 D: 197S. 59744 COSPONSORSR: 5 D: 39@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEH.R. 354PROTECT AND SERVE ACTNOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATEH.R. 74378 COSPONSORSR: 67 D: 1133 COSPONSORSR: 33 D: 0LEOSA REFORM ACTHELPER ACTH.R. 317051 COSPONSORSR: 13 D: 38S. 15149 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 8MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14622 COSPONSORSR: 2 D: 0H.R. 353923 COSPONSORSR: 6 D: 17NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to RepresentativesNeguse and Issa in support of H.R. 4384, the “Project SafeNeighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act.”H.R. 4384, the “Project Safe Neighborhoods GrantProgram Authorization Act”A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot Tuesday night outside anapartment building in Southeast Washington — marking the fourthyouth to be killed by gunfire in the city in the past 10 days.4 youths killed in D.C. in 10 days; city ‘is not safe,’school official says [Washington Post]Newly resurfaced footage shows the disturbing DUI arrest of an allegedchild rapist who had six young boys and girls in his car...Accused child rapist Jeremy Guthrie pulled over for DUIwith 6 kids in his car, claims they’re his ‘friends’:disturbing video [New York Post]Scot Peterson had been charged with neglect of a child and culpablenegligence in the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Parkland shooting verdict: School security officer ScotPeterson acquitted over failure to confront gunman[NBC News]The National Fraternal Order of Police regrets to report that as ofmidnight on 29 June, there have been 194 officers shot in the line ofduty so far in 2023. Of those officers shot, 25 of them were killed bygunfire.FOP Update: Officers Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty
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