Florida Legislature Votes To Slash Police, Fire Pension Contributions

TALLAHASSEE &#8211 Three days after a trial judge ruled the Legislature’s 2011 effort to make public employees pay part of their pension costs was unconstitutional, lawmakers passed another pension bill reducing government contributions to more than 100,000 public employees. On the last day of the 2012 Legislature, the House and Senate endorsed House Bill 5005, […]

Miami-Dade firefighter under investigation for trayvon martin facebook post

A Miami-Dade firefighter’s rant about the Trayvon Martin case — posted on his personal Facebook page — is drawing scrutiny from his bosses. Capt. Brian Beckmann’s post, published for the public Friday by the website theGrio.com, lambasts the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case and suggests “urban youth” are the products of “failed, sh*tbag, ignorant, […]

Police Chief shuts down controversial Twitter account

WORCESTER, MA &#8211 Police Chief Gary J. Gemme closed his Twitter account today, ending an endeavor that had caused some headache and controversy since it began. “After some consideration, I deactivated my personal Twitter account because I believe it is in the best interest of the Police Department and the city of Worcester,” the chief […]

Phoenix reaches tentative deal with police union on wages

PHOENIX, AZ &#8211 The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association has signed a tentative agreement with city officials agreeing to a labor contract that would restore half of the wage and benefit cuts they have taken in recent years. PLEA, which represents about 2,500 rank-and-file police officers, is expected to take the contract to its members for […]