Pinkerton: In Defense of Police Unions

It seems that virtually all the groups on the political spectrum—conservatives, libertarians, liberals, and progressives—are converging together to crush police unions. And that’s a shame, because the rights of policemen and women, as workers, should be fully defended.

New York Police Benevolent Association President Mike OMeara and representatives from other NYPD and law enforcement unions holds a news confenece at the Icahn Stadium parking lot June 9, 2020 to address the "current anti-law enforcement environment" in New York. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY …

Minneapolis Withdrawing from Police Union Negotiations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he announced the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo during 5/28/2020 press conference

Report: Co-Workers Say Chauvin ‘Bumped Heads’ with Floyd, Was ‘Afraid’ of Black People [Update Added]

During a report aired on Tuesday’s “Justice for All” special on CBS, one individual who worked with both George Floyd and former police officer Derek Chauvin at a nightclub said that the two did not get along and that Chauvin knew Floyd “pretty well.” And the owner of the club stated that Chauvin was “afraid and intimidated” by black people.

Derek Chauvin and George Floyd