By: David G. Savage of the L.A. Times - The Supreme Court made it harder Monday to sue police for using deadly force against fleeing suspects, ruling that officers are immune from lawsuits unless it is “beyond debate” that a shooting was unjustified and clearly unreasonable.
Karen Kasler of Statehouse News - The state has pushed back execution dates for a dozen condemned killers, because of a problem that’s no surprise to anyone in law enforcement or criminal justice – a lack of drugs for lethal injections.
Ed Mullins, President - Sergeants Benevolent Association/New York City - Critics of the NYPD and the police community revel in pointing out the injustices they perceive to be perpetrated by officers, especially against people of color. They talk about systemic racism, but find no irony in the fact that the four NYPD officers shot to death in the line of duty in the past 10 months were truly representative of this city's great diversity.
By John Byrne of the Chicago Tribune - The mayor believes, in light of high-profile incidents, officers do not want to see a news story about themselves