Opinion

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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Vargas: Law enforcement alone can't solve homelessness

There is little doubt the issues regarding homelessness are on the rise. It doesn’t take much effort to look around and see the problems communities are facing. From the 16th Street mall in...

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Vargas: Police video showing obnoxious citizen takes debate about release of body camera video in new direction

The Spokane Police Department posted body camera footage of an encounter between a drunk pedestrian and one of their very patient sergeants. The footage is not so flattering for the citizen who is...

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Vargas: As recent cases demonstrate, the unfortunate reality is sometimes officers need to shoot to protect themselves

In Cincinnati, a robbery suspect fled the scene of a drugstore robbery when a responding police officer spotted him walking down the street. Before the officer exited his vehicle, the suspect...

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Vargas: What was the officer thinking

In the past few months, there have been tragic situations involving police officers captured on video. The videos have become part of conversations across the nation. I’m not talking about the...

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