Articles by Catherine Smith

LAPD Morale Sinks Amid ‘Vilification,’ ‘Constant Verbal Battering of Our Profession’

Morale is low among rank-and-file LAPD officers, according to Robert Harris, the director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Police across the country are having to deal with “constant verbal battering” and the looming threat of contracting the coronavirus, according to the police union head. “I had one officer tell me that he feels […]

Harvard Drops Policy Against Single-Sex Clubs After Lawsuit

Harvard University on Monday said it would drop its policy of sanctioning students who joined single-sex clubs. The Ivy League school released a letter saying it would no longer enforce the ban on same-sex clubs, fraternities or sororities on Monday, with Harvard president Lawrence Bacow noting the university “will not be able to carry forward […]

Walmart to Stop Selling ‘All Lives Matter’ Merchandise

Walmart is set to discontinue sales of “All Lives Matter” merchandise on their website, after a social media backlash, according to USA Today. The large retailer is removing the items which are sold by third-party sellers “indefinitely,” after hearing from some employees and customers who were concerned about the meaning behind the merchandise.  Walmart said […]

Presidential Campaign Release Staff Diversity Statistics

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has larger percentage of people of color on staff than President Trump’s campaign has.  Thirty-five percent of Biden’s full-time staff are people of color and 36 percent of its senior staff are, The Hill reports. After the Biden campaign revealed its numbers, the Trump campaign followed, announcing that 25 percent […]

Celebrities Sign ‘Defund The Police’ Letter

John Legend, Megan Rapinoe and other celebrities have signed a petition urging local governments to decrease police budgets in favor of spending more on health care, education, and other community programs, The Daily Caller reports. Other celebrities who reportedly signed include Common, the Weeknd, Lizzo, Jane Fonda and Anthony Romero, the executive director of the […]

Police Chief: Protesters Set Fire to Home With Child Inside

The New York Post reports, a Virginia Police Chief broke down during a press conference as he recounted rioters torching a home with a child inside, saying that it was “unacceptable.” During the press conference Richmond Police Chief Will Smith, overcome with emotion, told how protesters blocked the fire department from responding to a house […]

Georgetown Professor Wishes D.C. Rioters’ Had Attacked Trump Hotel

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Georgetown University professor and former NPR editor Kitty Eisele wrote and later deleted a tweet hinting at her hopes that the rioters would destroy the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. “Shame they aren’t noticing the Trump Hotel which costs more and has a more problematic clientele,” she responded […]