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Prison Inmates Take Staff Hostage, Declare Objections to Trump as a Reason

Vaughn Correctional Center;  Photo: via wtop.com

Vaughn Correctional Center; Photo: via wtop.com

Inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware took several correction's personnel hostage on Wednesday, igniting a standoff with law enforcement.

The inmates had initially taken 5 correctional workers hostage before releasing one of the hostages. 

In a phone call to local media, the inmates stated that their objective for taking the hostages was in defiance of, "Donald Trump. Everything that he did. All the things that he’s doing now. We know that the institution is going to change for the worse.”

They also cited poor educational opportunities for inmates in the correctional facility. 

The correctional faculty opened in 1971 and houses approximately 2,500 inmates.

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Trump Nominates Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Photo: Kevin Lamarque

Photo: Kevin Lamarque

President Trump on Tuesday night announced his nominee for the vacant slot on the United States Supreme Court.

In naming Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Trump appeared to have kept his campaign promise to nominate a textualist to the bench.

What does Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court mean for law enforcement? You can read an analysis at PoliceOne HERE.

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Trump Takes on Sanctuary Cities With Executive Order

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Among the executive orders signed this week by President Donald Trump was an order meant to increase cooperation within so-called "sanctuary cities" between state and local law enforcement with their federal counterparts.

President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from these cities if they continue to defy requests of cooperation from federal agencies regarding illegal aliens suspected of having committed local crimes.

Some cities have expressed concern that the requirement of local police to cooperate with federal agencies regarding illegal immigrants suspected of crimes may erode trust between those affected communities and law enforcement. 

That view has not been shared by everyone, however. The mayor of Miami-Dade, Carlos Gimenez, on Thursday ordered an end to it's own sanctuary city policies, citing President Trump's executive order. 

"In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security," Mayor Gimenez said.  

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Shock Video Shows Protesters Discussing Strategies to Disrupt Inauguration

2013 inauguration;  Photo: Justin Sullivan

2013 inauguration; Photo: Justin Sullivan

A new video released by Project Veritas apparently shows self-proclaimed anti-fascist protesters planning activities to disrupt the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

The undercover video shows three individuals purportedly from the DC Anti-fascist coalition discussing strategy.

What makes the video particularly disturbing is the discussion of possibly using butyric acid and other activities to cause chaos at one of the inaugural balls slated for Friday evening. 

The undercover footage was taken to law enforcement officials for further investigation. 

See the video HERE.

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ACLU Wants Protesters to Film Police During Inaugural but Says Police Shouldn't Film Them

Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty

Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty

The website LawOfficer.com is reporting that the ACLU is demanding that police officers turn their body cameras off during the inaugural festivities of President-elect Donald Trump while at the same time encouraging protesters to film the police.

The ACLU is apparently concerned that lawful activity such as a peaceful protest should not be recorded by the police.

District of Columbia ACLU member Monica Hopkins-Maxwell said, "We are concerned what they will do with the data."

Local police don't seem too concerned as they stated that their policy is to only record police activity and not lawful, peaceful activity.

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Trump to Select Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, CBS Reports

Senator Jeff Sessions;  Photo: AP via washingtontimes.com

Senator Jeff Sessions; Photo: AP via washingtontimes.com

President-elect Donald Trump is poised to nominate Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation's next Attorney General, CBS reports.

Senator Sessions will assume the role of the nation's top prosecutor, should he be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Trump Calls Widow of Fallen NYPD Officer, Offers Condolences

President-elect Donald Trump;  Photo: via people.com

President-elect Donald Trump; Photo: via people.com

President-elect Donald Trump called the widow of fallen NYPD Officer Paul Tuozzolo to offer his condolences on Thursday, the day Officer Tuozzolo was laid to rest.

Officer Tuozzolo was shot and killed as he responded to a burglary call last week. On Thursday, thousands of mourners attended his funeral.

The New York Post reported that Trump allegedly told Officer Tuozzolo's widow, "I’m very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I want to express my condolences from me and my family.”

2016 has been a particularly dangerous year for police officers throughout the nation. Thus far, officers shot and killed in the line of duty has spiked nearly 70% from 2015.

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Las Vegas: Man Tries to Disarm Police Officer at Trump Rally, Taken into Custody

Protester arrested at Trump rally in Vegas;  Photo: Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Protester arrested at Trump rally in Vegas; Photo: Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal

A man tried to disarm a police officer at a Donald Trump rally on Saturday afternoon and was taken into custody, according to local authorities. 

19-year old Michael Sanford was arrested after approaching a Las Vegas Metro officer and striking up a conversation, ostensibly to obtain an autograph.

It was at this time that Sanford allegedly tried to wrest the officer's gun away from him.

After Sanford was arrested he was handed over to the Secret Service and is expected to face charges.

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Anaheim Police Warn Anti-Trump Protesters - Violence Will Not Be Tolerated

Protester in Albuquerque, NM;  Photo: Russell Contreras/AP

Protester in Albuquerque, NM; Photo: Russell Contreras/AP

In light of the violence that surrounded a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday evening, Anaheim, CA police are warning protesters not to take the same approach in their town. 

"We hope that people will counter-protest peacefully, within the confines of the law. If they do, they will have a pleasant experience," said Sergeant Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department. "If they don’t, we are prepared to take swift enforcement action."

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in the Southern California city, home to Disneyland and the Los Angeles Angels, on Wednesday night.

Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada added, "While we recognize and respect the 1st Amendment rights of all individuals to express their viewpoints and protest peacefully, we will not tolerate violence or disobedience of the law during the upcoming rally in Anaheim.”

Albuquerque police were besieged by rock and bottle throwing anti-Trump protesters on Tuesday night, with several officers reportedly injured in the violence.

Of the events that unfolded in Albuquerque, Trump tweeted, "The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!"

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Albuquerque, NM: Anti-Trump Protesters Throw Rocks at Police Officers, Horses; Several Officers Hurt

Photo: @gburkNM via Twitter  

Photo: @gburkNM via Twitter  

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Albuquerque, NM in protest of a Donald Trump rally on Tuesday evening.  

Many of the protesters, some of whom were waving Mexican flags and hiding their faces, threw bottles and rocks at officers and police horses as the protests turned violent.

Some protesters also lit fires in the streets, prompting law enforcement to use smoke canisters and pepper spray to try and move protesters out of the area. 

Albuquerque police stated that several officers were injured during the violence and that arrests were made; however, exact numbers weren't yet available.  

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