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Texas Police Union: ‘It’s a Very Tough, Unfriendly World’ for Cops

“It’s a very tough, unfriendly world when Politifact starts asking whether we have really lost the most officers, and when a state senator falsely claims Texas has lost more officers in car accidents than gun violence,” the leader of the largest law enforcement union in Texas said. He added that this is the atmosphere in which peace officers now find themselves.

Memorial Service for five Dallas-area police officers killed in an ambush attack during a Black Lives Matter protest. (AP Photo)

2nd Texas Cop Shot in Less than 12 Hours

An Austin police SWAT officer was shot early Thursday morning while executing a search warrant. He was the second Texas police officer shot in the past twelve hours. The officer is in stable condition recovering from his wound.

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Chicago Police Accused of Falsifying Accounts, Suppressing Witnesses in Laquan McDonald Shooting

As the investigation and the recriminations over Chicago’s handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting continues to rile the Windy City, witnesses of the shooting are now coming forward to claim that the Chicago Police Department coerced them to change their stories to better conform to the statements of officers on the scene and even threatened those who refused to obey.

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