Articles by: The Progressive Cop
I'm a reform minded cop who has big dreams of a world where liberty and equality are reality.

SWAT Teams To Patrol Arkansas Town To ID Random Pedestrians

SWAT Teams To Patrol Arkansas Town To ID Random Pedestrians

A Police Chief in Arkansas has decided to re-write the Constitution because crime rates are up a bit in his town.

Read more ›

Conservatives Petition To Secede: Musings Of A Proud Progressive

Conservatives Petition To Secede: Musings Of A Proud Progressive

If this is what the bigots and conservatives want then bring it on I say!

Read more ›

Have You Forgotten Eight Years Of Bush?

Have You Forgotten Eight Years Of Bush?

Have we forgotten the waning years of the last GOP White House, when the economy was in free fall and the future looked so bleak?

Read more ›

Chick-fil-A Only Pretends To Stop Funding Non-Profits With Political Agendas

Chick-fil-A Only Pretends To Stop Funding Non-Profits With Political Agendas

It appears that just days after Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop funding bigoted groups, Dan Cathy on September 18th, tweeted a photo from a fund raiser for the anti-LBGT group Marriage and Family Foundation.

Read more ›

A Police Officers Two Cents – Bystanders Wounded By Police During the Empire State Building Shooting

A Police Officers Two Cents – Bystanders Wounded By Police During the Empire State Building Shooting

I caution people to not rush to judgment, and to put ourselves in to the officers shoes

Read more ›

Has The Right Wing Become Too Violent And Hate Filled To Be Taken Seriously?

Councilman Paul Smith of Sterling Heights Michigan at a Tea Party Protest in 2009

From cat killings to images of violence against our elected leaders *by* our elected leaders, the right wing seems intent on violence

Read more ›

Cat Hung At Obama/Biden Sign – Prompts Visit From Law Enforcement

Cat Hung At Obama/Biden Sign – Prompts Visit From Law Enforcement

In another twist of fanatical conservative strangeness, for at least the second time this year a cat has found itself the victim of anti-progressive violence.

Read more ›

Answering the Call – Democratic Congressional Candidate Ken Aden Answers To Allegations Of Misrepresenting His Military Record

Answering the Call – Democratic Congressional Candidate Ken Aden Answers To Allegations Of Misrepresenting His Military Record

On a hot Saturday evening in late June, I sat down with Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District Democratic Candidate Ken Aden at his Russellville office to discuss recent controversies surrounding his campaign.

Read more ›

One Day After Electing Their 1st African-American President, The Southern Baptist Convention Declares ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage Not A Civil Rights Issue

One Day After Electing Their 1st African-American President, The Southern Baptist Convention Declares ‘Same-Sex’ Marriage Not A Civil Rights Issue

I can almost hear Paula Abdul singing ‘two steps forward, one step back.’

Read more ›

Attention Seeking Conservative Sheriff Joe Arpaio Oversees Arrest Of 6 Year Old Hispanic Girl

Attention Seeking Conservative Sheriff Joe Arpaio Oversees Arrest Of 6 Year Old Hispanic Girl

How heartless must you be to arrest a six year old girl for a crime she couldn’t possibly culpable for?

Read more ›

Florida Voter Purge: An Attempt To Systemically Steal Another Florida Presidential Election Or A Bid For VP?

Florida Voter Purge: An Attempt To Systemically Steal Another Florida Presidential Election Or A Bid For VP?

I’ve been trying to collect my thoughts on Florida’s “purging” of the voter rolls of “illegal” a.k.a. Democratic voters. This is the clearly the dirtiest of all politics.

Read more ›

Meet Val Demings: A Fellow Progressive Cop For Congress

Meet Val Demings: A Fellow Progressive Cop For Congress

What America needs in Congress is a dedicated, hard working, and compassionate ‘progressive cop.’

Read more ›

Oklahoma Rep. Says Homosexuality Is A Choice Worth Being Fired For

Oklahoma Rep. Says Homosexuality Is A Choice Worth Being Fired For

Is homosexuality a choice? Congressman James Lankford of Oklahoma seems to think so.

Read more ›

US Navy Veteran Suffers Humiliation At VA Hospital: His Representative, Congressman Steve Womack (R) Shows Little Concern

US Navy Veteran Suffers Humiliation At VA Hospital: His Representative, Congressman Steve Womack (R) Shows Little Concern

Meet Lynn Carter, a US Navy veteran from Fort Smith, Arkansas who has served his nation honorably.

Read more ›

Why Are Newt Gingrich And The Right So Reluctant To Acknowledge Race As An Issue In The Trayvon Martin Case?

Why Are Newt Gingrich And The Right So Reluctant To Acknowledge Race As An Issue In The Trayvon Martin Case?

Why is the right so afraid to acknowledge racism still exists in this country? While Gingrich is correct in saying it would have been none the less a tragedy had Trayvon been Hispanic, Asian, or White, both Gingrich and Rivera are missing the point.

Read more ›

Saint Louis Deputy Receives 28 Month Prison Sentence For Purchasing Drugs In Uniform

Saint Louis Deputy Receives 28 Month Prison Sentence For Purchasing Drugs In Uniform

On Thursday March 15, 2012, a Deputy Sheriff in Saint Louis, Missouri was sentenced in Federal Court to twenty-eight months in prison for buying heroin while armed and in uniform.

Read more ›

Real Progressive Values: Democratic Congressional Candidate Ken Aden To Run 253 Miles In Seven Days To Help Feed The Hungry

Real Progressive Values: Democratic Congressional Candidate Ken Aden To Run 253 Miles In Seven Days To Help Feed The Hungry

In tough economic times and in an era when nearly every political candidate is beholden to some corporation or other, we need a candidate who is a true trailblazer for the people. Enter Ken Aden, Democratic Candidate for Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District seat in the US House.

Read more ›

Ken Aden: An Iraq Veteran Who Is Now Taking On A Republican Incumbent For Congress In A Traditionally Red District

Ken Aden: An Iraq Veteran Who Is Now Taking On A Republican Incumbent For Congress In A Traditionally Red District

Today I had the privilege of meeting the Democratic candidate for Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District, Kenneth Aden. You may remember his name from the story on this site by Wendy Gittleson about his campaign manager’s cat being killed with the word “Liberal” scrawled across its body.

Read more ›

Texas DPS Troopers To Get Into The Business Of Maritime Border Security

Texas DPS Troopers To Get Into The Business Of Maritime Border Security

The State of Texas is getting into the business of maritime border security with the introduction of six, thirty-four foot Texas Highway Patrol gunboats outfitted with bulletproof hulls and machine guns.

Read more ›

New Jersey Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill: Equality In The Garden State Now In The Hands Of GOP Governor Chris Christie

New Jersey Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill: Equality In The Garden State Now In The Hands Of GOP Governor Chris Christie

It’s now in Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s hands whether equality will become the law of the land in the Garden State. The New Jersey Senate has done the right thing and moved a step closer towards recognizing the equality and human rights of all of New Jersey’s citizens by voting to legalize same sex marriage.

Read more ›