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NTC Press Releases

  • March 18, 2015 - Letter in Opposition on Parole Consideration of Inmate Gary Castonguay

    April 7, 2015

    On March 18, 2015, the following letter was sent on behalf of the National Troopers Coalition and the Connecticut State Troopers Union in opposition of the parole of Inmate Gary Castonguay, who murdered Plainville, CT  police officer Robert Holcomb.   March 18, 2015   Board of Pardons and Paroles 55 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT  06702   To Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles,   On behalf of the National Troopers Coalition and the 42,000 State Troopers we represent across the country, we oppose the parole of Inmate Gary Castonguay. We urge the Parole Board not to release Inmate Castonguay, who was convicted of capital felony murder and felony murder for the brutal slaying of Plainville police officer, Robert Holcomb.

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  • Menthol in Cigarettes, Tobacco Products; Request for Comments

    November 7, 2013

    September 10, 2013   Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy c/o Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) U.S. Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm.

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  • May 2, 2011 - NTC responds to the capture of Osama Bin Laden

    January 28, 2013

      May 2, 2011 PRESS RELEASE The over 40,000 members of the 40 plus states that represent the members of the National Troopers Coalition would like to congratulate our brothers from the Federal Law Enforcement community, the Intelligence arena and the United States Military operatives responsible for the death of Osama Bin Laden. Although bringing him to justice via death may seem too easy, it is a much better verdict than would have been gained had he been captured alive. Let us remember those members who carried out this mission.

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  • May 11, 2011 - NTC vehemently opposes

    January 28, 2013

      NTC VEHEMENTLY OPPOSES “RAPPER” 'S VISIT TO WHITE HOUSE In recent days, there has been much outrage over the presence of a “rapper” that was invited to the White House. It is appalling that the President, the First Lady and the Administration would allow this so called poet to not only be invited to the White House, but allow him to engage with other public officials to tout his personal beliefs during this, one of the most revered of times in our nation„s capitol, National Police Week. On May 12, 2011, the President invited the Officers of the Top Cops Awards Program into the Rose Garden to celebrate and honor their heroic efforts.

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  • June 1, 2011 - NTC Supports Collective Bargaining Rights for Law Enforcement

    January 28, 2013

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2011 Contact: Dennis Hallion, Executive Director, National Troopers Coalition (202.857.5200) SUBJECT: NTC Supports Collective Bargaining Rights for Law Enforcement Today, the National Troopers Coalition (NTC), representing 45,000 State Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers throughout the United States, announces its support for Collective Bargaining for all state employees.

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  • October 24, 2011 - Letter in Opposition on Parole Consideration for John Ruzas

    January 28, 2013

      Board of Parole 97 Central Avenue Albany, New York 12206 October 24, 2011 RE: Letter of Opposition John Ruzas (DIN# 75C0385) Dear Members of the Parole Board, I am writing to you on behalf of the National Troopers Coalition (NTC), which represents more than 40,000 members. The NTC strongly opposes the parole of John Ruzas (DIN# 75C0385), who was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of New York State Trooper Emerson Dillon on October 24, 1974. The parole hearing for Ruzas is scheduled for the week of November 14, 2011.

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  • November 1, 2011 - Letter in Opposition on Parole Consideration for Gregory Powell

    January 28, 2013

      Solano State Prison Parole Board P.O. Box 4000 Vacaville, CA 95696 Re: Gregory Powell CDC #A-57622 Dear Members of the Parole Board: I am writing on behalf of the National Troopers Coalition and its over 45, 000 members representing Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers from throughout the nation.

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  • April 13, 2012 - Letter from NTC to Governor Mitch Daniels over

    January 28, 2013

    April 13, 2012 Governor Mitch Daniels Office of the Governor Statehouse Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2797 Dear Governor Daniels, As Executive Director of the National Troopers Coalition, which represents more than 45,000 state law enforcement officers across the country, I am writing to express our outrage and utter disbelief at the bill (Senate Bill 1) that you signed into law allowing citizens to use deadly force against police officers. This law is dangerous, disrespectful, and will encourage an “open season” atmosphere against law enforcement officers. First and foremost, law enforcement officers - who leave their families to go to work knowing it may be their last goodbye - dedicate themselves to serving and protecting the public.

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  • May 3, 2012 - Letter to President Obama on the enforcement of Federal marihuana laws and to reject l

    January 28, 2013

      The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We, the 18 national and 16 state organizations below are writing to commend your Administration for its efforts to enforce federal drug laws, and strongly urge you to reject any calls to revise the United States’ policy on illegal drugs that would legalize marijuana or other illicit drugs. We urge your Administration to remain steadfast in its efforts to enforce Federal drug laws in states that allow “medical marijuana” and to reject any calls for outright legalization of marijuana and other drugs anywhere in the United States.

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  • October 24, 2012 - Troopers Will Not Issue Endorsement in Presidential Race

    January 28, 2013

      Troopers Will Not Issue Endorsement in Presidential Race By Mathew Hodapp Like many public?spirited organizations, the National Troopers Coalition (NTC) believes it has an obligation to endorse candidates for public office whose views support their agendas. This election cycle the NTC has chosen to endorse some forty candidates for the U.

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  • NTC responds to death of Osama Bin Laden

    May 2, 2011

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