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@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICENational President Patrick Yoes traveled to New York for a fundraising event for the New York State FOP Foundation Disaster Area Response Team (D.A.R.T).National President Patrick Yoes participated in a Executive Committee meeting ofthe National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITY
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICELEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYOn the most recent episode of the Blue View Podcast, National President PatrickYoes sat down with the National FOP’s General Counsel, Larry James to discuss themyths and the facts about qualified immunity.LISTEN TO EPISODE CLICK TO SUBSCRIBENational President Patrick Yoes gave various 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 spoke with Vanita Gupta,Associate U.S. Attorney General, to discuss pattern andpractice investigations as well as equitable sharing.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Vanessa Chen,Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice andGuns Policy, regarding firearms issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Erika Dinkel-Smith, Special Assistant to the President for PoliticalAffairs, regarding issues with the U.S. Department ofState.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYDONA TE T O TH ENA TI ON AL F OP P ACDO NA TE T O TH ENA TI ON AL F OP P AC
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Nicole M.Argentieri, Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General for theCriminal Division, regarding equitable sharing.Legislative Liaison Asa Render represented the FOP at a stakeholder call regardingS. 1514, the “Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER)Act.”Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with Kristen M.Clarke, Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Civil RightsDivision, regarding the lifting of Seattle’s consent decree.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYSPD CONSENT DECREE: JUDGE LIFTS MOSTFEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF SEATTLE POLICEDEPARTMENTFOX 13 News - September 7, 2023
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThe House was in recess this week.
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEThe Senate confirmed numerous nominations this week, including Anna M. Gomezto be a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FOPsupported this nomination.The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommitteeon Government Operations and Border Management held a hearing, entitled: “AfterApprehension: Tracing DHS Responsibilities after Title 42.” Those who testified atthe hearing included individuals from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection aswell as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTONTHE UNITED STATES SENATE
SOCIAL SECURITY FAIRNESS ACTTOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ EQUITY ACTCOLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTSH.R. 132265 COSPONSORSR: 16 D: 49H.R. 82289 COSPONSORSR: 90 D: 199S. 59745 COSPONSORSR: 6 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. 317076 COSPONSORSR: 23 D: 54S. 151410 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 9MORE RESOURCES BILLS SUPPORTEDS. 14623 COSPONSORSR: 3 D: 0H.R. 353932 COSPONSORSR: 7 D: 25NOT YET INTRODUCED IN THE SENATES. 16581 COSPONSORSR: 1 D: 0
@GLFOP @FOPNATIONALNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEFOP NEWSROOMNational Fraternal Order of Police Second Vice President John Hoytjoined Leland Vittert on NewsNation to discuss the major factorscausing the nationwide shortage of police officers. MESS IN TEXAS: John Hoyt on How Pro-Criminal PoliciesPushing Good Cops to Quit"This is a danger to public safety," the police chief said followingTuesday's attack on a San Antonio police officer.'Something needs to change' | McManus calls for actionagainst 'repeat violent offenders' after SAPD officershot, suspect caught on southwest side (KENS)A Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party official who once vowedto “dismantle” the Minneapolis Police Department is now calling...Anti-cop Minnesota Democratic Party official leftbloodied in violent carjacking — now calls for toughercrime laws (New York Post) Suspect exchanged fire with state troopers, according to agencyspokesmanFlorida man shot, arrested in Michigan after allegedlytorching 4 state police cruisers (Fox News)The National Fraternal Order of Police reports that as of midnight on 4September, there have been 272 officers shot in the line of duty so farin 2023FOP Monthly Update: Officers Shot and Killed
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