First Responders Want Law To Protect Them From ‘Frivolous’ Lawsuits

A group representing firefighters and municipalities hopes to revive a law that protects first responders from getting sued by people they try to help. The so-called “public duty rule” dates to the 1800s and provides firefighters and paramedics broad immunity from lawsuits stemming from their on-the-job actions. But earlier this year, a divided Illinois Supreme […]

This Study Found Race Matters In Police Shootings, But The Results May Surprise You

The conventional thinking about police-involved shootings, and some scientific research, has been that black suspects are more likely to be shot than white suspects because of an implicit racial bias among police officers. But now a new study has found exactly the opposite: even with white officers who do have racial biases, officers are three […]

Sexual Harassment Training May Have Reverse Effect, Research Suggests

Sexual harassment courses aimed at preventing workplace discrimination can have the opposite effect, making men less capable of perceiving inappropriate behavior and more likely to blame victims, according to academic studies that cast doubt on traditional training programs. One researcher who has questioned the effectiveness of harassment prevention classes is Lauren Edelman, a professor of […]

New Firefighters In Rapid City May See Pay Rise 18% To $45,000 A Year

RAPID CITY, SD – Recruitment and retention of firefighters and other emergency workers has been a frequent problem for the Rapid City Fire Department, which officials say has the lowest starting pay among fire departments in South Dakota. This year’s recruitment of seven new emergency employees fell short of the department’s 10-person goal. In addition, […]

Appellate Court Orders Mediation On San Antonio Police Contract

SAN ANTONIO, TX – They’re still not talking, so the 4th Court of Appeals is allowing the City of San Antonio to mediate its lawsuit with the San Antonio Police Officers Association. City Councilman Joe Krier says they’ll need arbitrator with experience in dealing with complicated issues like the union’s “evergreen clause.” “The University of […]