Opinion

Vargas: Top issues for law enforcement in 2017

2017 has been a busy year for law enforcement. A lot of things have happened, but here is a recap of what I believe were the top issues over the last year. The tide appears to be changing when it...

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Vargas: What does Christmas Day look like for first responders

While most of us will be celebrating Christmas Day with our families, thousands of first responders across the country will be working. Police officers, firefighters, dispatchers, and medical...

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Vargas: Use of force reasonable when lives are at stake

Let’s face it, most of us can agree there is no such thing as a fair fight when you are trying to save your own life and the lives of others. The rules of engagement are simple: Keep yourself...

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Vargas: On Thanksgiving Day, two people died because they made the bad decision to flee from the cops

On Thanksgiving Day, two men died because they made the very bad decision to try to outrun the police. The pursuit originated in Villa Park in response to a burglary call. Deputies pursued...

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NYPD Sergeant's Benevolent Association has coined the term 'Blue Racism,' now heat is on

This week, the New York Police Department’s Sergeant Benevolent Association released a video titled “Blue Racism.” The video has received widespread attention for its theme and the group's...

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Vargas: 81 percent of police feel the media is unfair, but that number seems low to me

The Pew Research Center’s most recent survey findings won’t come as a surprise to most. The center found that 81 percent of police officers think the news media treats police unfairly. My...

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Vargas: Study shows it’s tough to be a cop these days

The Pew Research Center last week released the results of a survey of more than 8,000 U.S. police officers in a publication aptly titled, “Behind the Badge.” The results were not surprising to...

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Vargas to Meryl Streep: ‘People aren’t killing actors’

I was half watching the Golden Globes last night when I watched the iconic Meryl Streep receive her Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Streep started by saying, “You and all of us in this room...

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Vargas: Public transportation a new tool in nabbing distracted drivers

There is no doubt most of you have experienced the same thing I have over and over again: I’m driving down the road and I notice someone weaving back and forth in their lane. My first thought...

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Vargas: Respect for law enforcement near an all-time high

In the midst of all the political rhetoric involving polls this year, you may have missed one poll that signaled a dramatic change in public attitudes. According to a Gallup poll published Oct....

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