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  • Cop Arrests Man, Forced Him to Leave Family Pet on the Side of the Freeway to Die

    07/29/2014 1:13:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 232 replies
    On July 13, Josie Garcia’s husband was pulled over by Houston PD for failure to use a turn signal. The routine traffic stop lead to a search and prescription drugs belonging to the passenger were found. Both men were subsequently arrested and the SUV was impounded. Charges against her husband were dropped days later. Unfortunately, Garcia’s 14 year old chihuahua, Guero, was along for the ride. As the men were being taken into custody and the SUV towed, Guero was removed from the vehicle and left on the side of Highway 59. Garcia’s husband plead with the officer to let...
  • Wisconsin Police Chief Pleads No Contest to Harassing Tea Party Leader

    07/26/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 25 replies
    The La Crosse Tribune ^ | 7/26/2014 | Anne Jungen
    The embattled town of Campbell police chief pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor that accused him of using a tea party activist’s information online during work hours to retaliate for a federal lawsuit brought against him. “I understand that there is a political context to this case, but my view of it is not political,” Monroe County Circuit Judge David Rice said. “I view it as a criminal case.” After months of conflict between the town, police and tea party activists, Chief Tim Kelemen in January and March used La Crosse tea party activist Greg Luce’s name, address, phone...
  • IRS Agrees To Monitor Church Sermons

    07/25/2014 6:23:09 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 49 replies
    The IRS recently settled a case against it brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). As part of the settlement, the IRS has agreed to monitor church sermons for political content. The suit was filed because FFRF apparently did not like an event called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Apparently once a year a number of pastors preach on political topics, presumably to rebel against the never enforced Federal prohibition on 501(c)(3) political activities. Technically it is illegal for tax exempt non-profits to engage in political activities, presumably this includes commenting on politics from the pulpit. To date there isn’t a...
  • Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold (Update)

    07/18/2014 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 113 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/18/2014 | BY LAURA DIMON , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , LARRY MCSHANE
    --SNIP-- This comes as two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death of a suspect placed in a banned chokehold. The officers were slated for desk duty pending completion of the probe into Thursday’s death of Eric Garner, 43, as he was brought down by five NYPD officers outside a Tompkinsville beauty parlor. “Loss of life is always a tragedy,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a City Hall news conference. “Nobody began the day with the expectation it would end the way it did.
  • Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold

    07/18/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 117 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 7/18/14 | BY KEN MURRAY , KERRY BURKE , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Staten Island man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold — SEE THE VIDEO VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows. BY KEN MURRAY , KERRY BURKE , CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”...
  • Teenage girl says Clairton police beat her after curfew violation

    07/17/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    WTAE ^ | 07/17/2014 | Bob Hazen
    CLAIRTON, Pa. —A 17-year-old girl says she was beaten by police in Clairton after she and her friends were stopped for a curfew violation Wednesday night. Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city's 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn't believe she deserves the injuries she suffered. "I didn't think cops would do that to me because I'm a girl. And I didn't have anything on me. I was just trying to walk away from the situation," Wright said from...
  • There Are No Two Greater Heroes Than Trayvon Martin’s Parents! By Michael Skolnik

    07/13/2014 7:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Global Grind - The World According to Hip-Hop ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief and political director to Russell Simmons
    I remember growing up and always hearing my parents and their friends talk about one pivotal moment in their lives. They remembered exactly where they were at that point. Exactly who told them the news. Exactly how they felt once it all sunk in. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, everyone who was alive during that time remembers. One year ago, today, was our generation’s moment. It was late on a Saturday night. Some of us were out to dinner. Some of us were home with our families. Some of us were still shopping. Some of us...
  • Hey, let’s give the EPA unrestrained power to garnish wages (w/o court order) (Action Required)

    07/12/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 11, 2014 | John Hayward
    The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service. “The EPA has a history of overreaching its authority. It seems like once again the EPA is trying to take power it doesn’t have away from American citizens,” Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, said when he learned of the EPA’s wage garnishment scheme.
  • Watch New York man get arrested by three cops for asking a simple question (VIDEO's)

    07/11/2014 3:18:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Rare ^ | July 11 2014 | Richard Thompson
    Video released last weekend shows Ryan Conklin of Monroe County, New York, being detained by three police officers for simply asking a question. Conklin recounted his trip to a Henrietta Hots restaurant with a friend to blogger Davy V., recalling how he noticed three Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies inside the restaurant and decided to ask them a question. “I simply asked three Monroe County Sheriffs, why they all were all at Henrietta Hots when it is a busy holiday weekend, and I suggested they be split up and police the area, taking staggered breaks,” Conklin said. “During the full discussion,...
  • EPA Claims It Has The Power To Garnish Wages Without Court Approval

    07/09/2014 6:53:58 AM PDT · by blam · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-9-2014 | Fox New
    <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.</p> <p>According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register. The notice claimed that federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."</p>
  • Power grab: EPA wants to garnish wages of polluters

    07/09/2014 7:50:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly floated a rule claiming authority to bypass the courts and unilaterally garnish paychecks of those accused of violating its rules, a power currently used by agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service..... ....Critics said the threat of garnishing wages would be a powerful incentive for people to agree to expensive settlements rather than fight EPA charges. EPA officials did not respond to repeated questions by The Washington Times about why they thought it was necessary to garnish people’s wages. The EPA announced the plan last week in a notice in the Federal Register, saying...
  • SEE IT: Indiana cop keeps job after shoving paraplegic man out of wheelchair (VIDEO)

    07/05/2014 1:02:32 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    An Indiana cop was allowed to keep his job after police brass recommended he be fired for shoving a paraplegic man out of his wheelchair during a confrontation on the street, officials said. Lafayette Police Lieutenant Tom Davidson was one of several officers called to confront the wheelchair-bound man, Nicholas Kincade, at North Ninth and Elizabeth Sts. on Oct. 1, 2013, officials said. Kincade, 25, had allegedly told employees at a nearby charter school that he was carrying a gun, the Lafayette Journal & Courier reported. The cops quickly determined that Kincade wasn’t packing heat and only found a pocket...
  • Trooper filmed 'brutally beating woman on side of California hwy (For Her "Protection")

    07/04/2014 12:27:26 PM PDT · by equalator · 400 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-4-2014 | Lydia Warren
    A California trooper has been filmed brutally beating a woman on the side of a highway - but authorities claimed he simply stopped her for her own safety. A passing motorist recorded the unidentified California Highway Patrol officer as he punched the woman at least 11 times in the head along the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles on Tuesday. On the video uploaded to YouTube, the woman can be seen trying to protect herself by putting up her hands but she does not appear to resist the trooper. 'The most animalistic, most brutal way to subdue someone is to pound...
  • Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest

    07/01/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-1-2014 | Todd Starnes
    A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. ====================== She said children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues. “It was not a good atmosphere in terms of health,” she said. “I would...
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • Video Shows Officer Forcing Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking [LV]

    06/30/2014 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    Lasvegas.cbslocal.com ^ | June 30, 2014 8:43 AM | Staff
    TEMPE, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) - An Arizona State University English professor is claiming self-defense against a campus police officer who slammed her to the front of a police car last month. Dr. Ersula Ore was walking near campus when she was stopped by an officer while crossing College Avenue near Fifth Street. “The reason I’m talking to you right now is because you are walking in the middle of the street,” Officer Stewart Ferrin said in a video recording obtained by KTVK. “Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID.” “Are you...
  • Don't You Dare Criticize Officers For Shooting Dogs, Whines SLC Top Cop (2 VIDEOS)

    06/29/2014 1:47:33 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 72 replies
    Reason ^ | June 29 2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    Perhaps feeling a bit besieged after dog owner Sean Kendall posted a video of his impassioned confrontation with Salt Lake City police after one of their fellow officers entered his yard and shot his dog, Geist, Police Chief Chris Burbank stepped in front of a camera—and acted pissy that anybody would dare criticize his officers. "Evidence shows that the dog was extremely close, in fact within feet of the officer," he insisted, immediately after stating that he wouldn't insert himself into the review of the case. Well, OK. Let's give him that one. After all, Officer Brett Olsen, the shooter...
  • Cops Shot at Retreating Arthritic Dog Toward House Filled with Children: Business as Usual

    06/27/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by HammerT · 70 replies
    reason.com ^ | Jun. 27, 2014 | Brian Doherty
    More in contemporary policing practice keeping you and yours safe and sound, out of Mason County, West Virginia, reported in the Charleston Daily Mail:It starts with a bunch of police cars chasing a suspect in a car down a not-much-traveled rural road. A family dog goes to investigate when eight police officers and their dog in tactical gear emerge from the woods near the Sweat family home. Then: [Ginger Sweat's] 6-year-old Basset hound/beagle mix, Willy Pete, left the porch and made his way toward the troopers. The dog, she said, suffered from arthritis in his back legs and was not...
  • Ohio dad criticizes arrest after son skips church, found in nearby store

    06/27/2014 12:52:11 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    An Ohio dad lost his job at McDonald's and may face jail after he reportedly believed his son got on a church van Sunday, but instead, the boy popped up at a nearby Family Dollar store. [....] Williamson was arrested at the scene and could be charged with child endangerment, the report said.
  • Pissed Off Man Confronts Police After They Shot His Dog [VIDEO]

    06/26/2014 2:44:22 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 115 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A man whose dog was recently shot and killed by Salt Lake City police has posted a video of an exchange he had with officers minutes after the shooting. Sean Kendall’s 3-year-old Weimaraner, named Geist, was shot in the head last week after officers entered the homeowner’s yard while searching for a missing child. The video, posted to Kendall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, begins 15 minutes after the shooting, right after Kendall received a call from animal control informing him of the incident. “Which officer shot my dog? Please,” Kendall asked several officers standing in his front yard when he...
  • Patrick signs minimum wage hike into law

    06/26/2014 2:44:23 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 11 replies
    Governor Deval Patrick today signed into law a bill raising the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour by 2017, setting Massachusetts on course to have the highest minimum wage of any state in the country. “Raising the minimum is about bringing a little relief to the working poor, many of whom do jobs we could not live without and who, by the way, will recycle that money right back into the economy,” Patrick said at a signing ceremony at the State House, joined by the Senate president, the House speaker and a number of other state political leaders....
  • Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

    06/26/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26 at 10:27 AM | RADLEY BALKO
    As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded by several police agencies in a given geographic area and overseen by an executive board, which is usually made up of police chiefs from member police departments -------------- Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501(c)(3) organizations. And it’s here that we run into problems. According to the ACLU, the LECs are claiming that the 501(c)(3) status means that they’re private corporations, not government agencies.
  • DHS Ransacks couple's home without explanation, strips woman naked

    06/26/2014 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Police State UsA ^ | June 20, 2014 | Site Staff
    HOMESTEAD, FL — EXCLUSIVE — A Florida couple was traumatized after a dozen heavily armed SWAT agents crashed through their front door, flash-banged their cat, aimed rifles at them and searched their home without explanation. * * * * * The raid took place in the pre-dawn hours of June 10th, 2014. At approximately 6:16 a.m., Kari Edwards and her live-in boyfriend were intruded upon by men dressed in full SWAT gear and wielding rifles. After smashing down the couple’s front door, agents tossed concussion grenades and proceeded into the home. “They busted in like I was a terrorist or...
  • A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son

    06/25/2014 3:23:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 240 replies
    Salon ^ | June 24, 2014 | Alecia Phonesavanh
    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. On the back windshield, we pasted six stick figures: a dad, a mom, three young girls, and one baby boy. That minivan was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard,...
  • Cheeseboarding

    06/09/2014 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    Simple Justice ^ | 06/09/2014 | Scott H. Greenfield
    Old guy in the cell: What are you in for? New guy in the cell: I aged cheese on wooden boards. Old guy: Oh. (Moves away slowly.) From Walter Olson at Overlawyered, the FDA has interpreted the Food Safety Modernization Act to preclude the aging of cheese on wood boards. Much as you may not think this touches your life, it does if you happen to enjoy any better cheese than velveeta. From CheeseUnderground: A sense of disbelief and distress is quickly rippling through the U.S. artisan cheese community, as the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced...
  • BREAKING: Dianne Feinstein Introduces Federal Bill to Confiscate Guns

    06/07/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6-6-2014 | Nick Leghorn
    We all saw this one coming. Two weeks after Elliot Roger stabbed three people and shot three more, a trio of legislators from California (including Dianne Feinstein) have proposed a new federal law called “The Pause for Safety Act” which would allow anyone at any time to seek a “firearms restraining order” against an individual to prevent them from purchasing any new firearms and also confiscate any firearms they may already own. From Barbara Boxer’s website, here are the details we have at the moment: The new legislation – The Pause for Safety Act – will include the following provisions:...
  • King Obama Vows to Go Around Congress on Student Loans

    06/07/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/7/14
    In this week's address, President Barack Obama underscored the importance of helping to lift the burden of crushing student loan debt faced by too many Americans and highlighted the efforts he's taken to ensure we uphold America's commitment to provide a quality education for all who are willing to work for it.
  • Police to perform warrantless beverage inspections on ‘anybody’ visiting Fla. beaches

    06/06/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Altariel · 50 replies
    PoliceStateUSA ^ | June 6. 2014 | SiteStaff
    HOLMES BEACH, FL — With the help of new technology and federal grant money, police are preparing to warrantlessly search people’s refreshments as they visit the beaches of Florida. New passive alcohol detectors can simply be hovered above a person’s beverage to detect whether it contains alcohol. Similar devices can detect alcohol on someone’s breath. “We can go up to anybody we want, OK? If we see something that looks like alcohol.” On Holmes Beach, even the mere possession of sealed alcohol containers is illegal. Police are using that as an excuse to inspect anyone’s beverage they choose. “We can...
  • Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say

    05/31/2014 9:39:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 86 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2014 | Karen Tumulty
    <p>Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.</p>
  • The IRS can do this to you.

    05/30/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT · by Luke21 · 76 replies
    self | 5/30/14 | self
    My wife and I are in our mid fifties. We are grandparents. We have tried to play by the rules. Yesterday, I came home from lunch to find his and her notices in our mailbox from the IRS. The fiends have recalculated our income from a few years back and now suddenly want over 21,000 dollars in fees and penalties. They don't even audit you anymore. They just recalculate and demand payment. This is how they operate. So if this thing is worked out, we will pay five hundred bucks a month to the IRS for most of our remaining...
  • Indiana: Motorist Sues After Officer Takes Forced Urine Sample

    05/27/2014 10:54:59 AM PDT · by Ken H · 58 replies
    thenewspaper.com ^ | 05/27/2014 | n/a
    Cops use catheter in invasive procedure against Indiana motorist whose blood alcohol level was below the legal limit. A motorist whose blood alcohol level was below the legal limit earlier this month filed a $11 million federal lawsuit against Schererville, Indiana for allowing its police force to use a catheter to forcibly obtain a urine sample from him two years ago. On May 20, 2012, William D. Clark and Alyssa Madson were driving through Schererville on US 30. At around 11pm, Officer Matthew Djukic hit the lights on his squad car and pulled Clark for allegedly speeding. Smelling alcohol, Officer...
  • Federal court: police can break down door and seize guns without warrant or charges

    05/23/2014 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Police State USA ^ | May 18, 2014 | staff
    MILWAUKEE, WI — The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not a violation of constitutional rights if police break down a citizen’s door, search the home, and confiscate firearms, so long that they believe it is in the citizen’s best interest. A Doctor’s Concern The lawsuit stems back to an incident that occurred on May 22, 2011. A psychiatrist, Dr. Michelle Bentle, phoned police to report that a patient had expressed a suicidal thought during an outpatient appointment; the woman had received some bad news and privately expressed grief during a difficult appointment. At approximately...
  • The slightly disturbing ‘joke’ made by Valerie Jarrett on online privacy (VIDEO)

    05/20/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 20 2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Full Title: The slightly disturbing ‘joke’ made by Valerie Jarrett on online privacy in a college commencement speech During her commencement speech at Pomona College, a leading liberal arts institution located in Claremont, California, President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett made remarks about the president’s focus on the so-called “pay gap” between men and women (repeating the dubious claim that women make 77% of what men make), Obamacare and other administration agenda items. But it was when Jarrett deviated to talking more generally about political service that she let loose a joke that some might find a bit unsettling (though...
  • Veteran Stopped for No Front License Plate, Beat to Death by 5 Cops

    05/19/2014 4:37:00 PM PDT · by eccentric · 174 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dean Garrison
    On Mother’s Day Tommy Yancy, father of two, was pulled over for not having a front license plate. What transpired beyond that point is not totally clear, but his injuries resulted in his death. Yancy, 32, was a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. There has been almost zero media coverage of the incident. A local publication, Imperial Valley Press, offers only a sidenote about his family raising money for his memorial and this: The 32-year-old Yancy died following an altercation with law enforcement during a traffic stop May 11 in Imperial. The circumstances around the death and the traffic...
  • Bystanders file suit after being detained by Aurora police looking for suspect

    05/19/2014 7:21:20 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 106 replies
    fox31 denver ^ | kdvr web staff
    Bystanders file suit after being detained by Aurora police looking for suspect
  • Indiana cops taser 10-year-old at day care

    05/16/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 77 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | May 15, 2014 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Indiana police say two officers have been placed on administrative suspension after they used a stun gun on an unruly child at a home day care.A news release from the mayor's office and the Martinsville Police Department said the officers responded to reports of a 10-year-old who was out of control at Tender Teddies Day Care Tuesday night, reports WRTV in Indianapolis...The department says that when the officers arrived the boy was out of control, hitting and kicking and refusing to listen to them.The department says the officers used a stun gun and slapped the boy to subdue him.
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Setting a Dangerous Precedent

    05/16/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 15, 2014
    Sen. Ted Cruz recently released a list of 76 “lawless” actions executed by President Obama – several of which highlight the work of Judicial Watch.In the opening of his report, Cruz sets forth his hypothesis:“Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the President’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat.”Supporters of Judicial Watch are well aware of the evidence to support Cruz’s remarks. Using the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch has been able to turn over many of the...
  • Do Cops Want to Kill People?

    05/15/2014 10:34:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 179 replies
    LawOfficer ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Lt. Jim Glennon
    Critics lob pejoratives at cops to cynically drive traffic & prevent themselves from having to thinkI learned a lesson about human behavior years ago, both anecdotally and from my degree in psychology. That lesson is this: People, in order to make themselves feel superior, need to devalue, diminish and sometimes demonize others. Some believe this is the true purpose of gossip. I believe it’s true. Gossip is evident in families, exists among friends and colleagues, and is rampant within the political class. Words such as selfish, greedy, uncaring, racist and misogynist are regularly used to belittle others. Hell, even capitalist,...
  • Cops Beat, Taser Man to Death, ‘They Just Weren’t Done Until He Was Dead’

    05/15/2014 9:13:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 May 2014 | Robby Soave
    A Washington man is dead after police tasered him four times and beat him with their fists and a flashlight, according to eyewitnesses. Neighbors report that what happened between 44-year-old Ron Hillstrom and University Place police was essentially murder. “You beat this man to death last night for no reason and we caught you, period,” said one of Hillstrom’s neighbors, who saw the incident. Police were called to the parking lot of Hillstrom’s apartment complex in the early morning hours. Hillstrom was having some sort of psychotic episode: He was pacing in a circle and muttering that people were after...
  • EMAILS: DEM SEN LEVIN PRESSURED IRS TO TARGET CONSERVATIVE GROUPS

    05/14/2014 9:36:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2014
    Contrary to the White Houses explanation that a few rogue agents in Cincinnati lead the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS, newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch detail Democratic Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups. On March 30, 2012 Levin wrote to then IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman about his concern with the political activity by conservative nonprofits. “Some entities claiming tax-exempt status as social welfare organizations under 26 U.S.C.&501(c)(4) appear to be engaged in political activities more appropriate for political organizations claiming tax-exempt status under 26 U.S.C.&527. Because of the urgency of...
  • Common Core: Federal Agents To Be Placed In Schools (?)

    05/14/2014 4:26:53 PM PDT · by taildragger · 41 replies
    TellMeNow ^ | 5/12/2014 | Unknown
    Under a new program implemented by education czar Arne Duncan, employees from the federal department of education will be placed in schools throughout the nation to oversee their operations and ensure they’re following federal guidelines and procedures. This doesn’t sound so horrible, until you remember that the federal government isn’t supposed to have any hand in education and they’re continually telling us that their role is ‘limited’.
  • Slain Woman Shot by Salem Police in Head, Chest

    05/14/2014 3:29:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    KOIN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Carla Castano
    The woman killed by a Salem police officer Friday night died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest. State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson conducted the autopsy on Jacklynn Rashaun Ford, officials said in a release. Ford, 25, was pulled over by Officer Trevor Morrison shortly after 10 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Watson Ave and NE Alameda Street. Officials said she ran and was hit by a bullet in Eastgate Basin Park. Salem police shot Jacklynn Rashaun Ford to death after she ran from a traffic stop, May 9, 2014. She was 25. (KOIN 6 News) Salem...
  • Cop Shoots, Kills Dog While Chasing Suspect Through Backyard

    05/14/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    1150WIMA ^ | Wednesday, May 14th 2014
    a Redford Township police officer is being accused of killing a 10-month-old lab/pit bull mix. The officer was chasing a suspect through a backyard when the officer claims the young puppy charged at him. He claimed he fired two shots because he feared for his life. When the dog's owner came out to demand answers police arrested him and charged with interfering with a police investigation.
  • Michigan police shoot, kill couple's dog in their backyard

    05/14/2014 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/13/2014 | BY Meg Wagner
    A Michigan couple is furious after police shot and killed their 10-month-old lab-pit bull puppy in their own backyard. Bianca Alakson and Ryan Showalter said their dog, Rock, was in their backyard Sunday morning when police began chasing a suspect through their Redford Township neighborhood, WDIV-TV reported. Police said they saw their suspect in the couple's home. When officers went through the gate into the backyard to find the suspect, Rock charged, one officer said. The officer fired one round, but when that didn't stop the dog, he fired a second, fatal shot.
  • Price for Nevada dad to see state's school files on his kids: $10G

    05/13/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Nevada dad John Eppolito got a bad case of sticker shock when he asked state education officials to see the permanent records of his four children. He was told it would cost $10,194. A Lake Tahoe-area real estate agent by trade and a fierce opponent of Common Core, Eppolito was concerned about Nevada's recent decision to join a multi-state consortium that shares students’ data. He wanted to know exactly what information had been compiled on his school-age kids. But state officials told him he would have to pay fees and the cost of programming and running a custom report. “The...
  • Video: Secret Service detail pulled off presidential post to spy on foe of

    05/11/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Complete Title: Video: Secret Service detail pulled off presidential post to spy on foe of … the director’s secretary The latest scandal at the US Secret Service goes beyond alcohol binges and unpaid prostitutes, and directly into the realm of the abuse of power. When the personal assistant of then-Director Mark Sullivan got into a dispute with a neighbor, one with restraining orders and considerably tense feelings, Sullivan ordered agents assigned to a presidential detail to shift their attention to surveillance of the neighbor. The neighbor, a 22-year employee of the FBI, tells the Washington Post that she knew she...
  • Officer shoots aggressive dog in Hampton

    05/11/2014 8:02:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 117 replies
    WAVY ^ | May 10, 2014, | Ginger Whitaker
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A Hampton police officer shot an aggressive dog Friday while responding to a call about a stolen moped. According to the Hampton Police Division, the officer responded to the 1200 block of Pansy Street around 9 p.m. The person who called about the moped was walking with his unleashed dog toward the officer. Police said that’s when the dog aggressively charged at the officer, who feared for his safety and shot the dog once in the upper body. The medium-sized mixed breed dog was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment. The officer was not...
  • Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired

    05/10/2014 4:20:01 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 112 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 05-10-2014 | The Associated Press
    HEARNE, Texas (AP) — Officials in a small Central Texas town voted Saturday to fire a police officer who shot and killed an armed 93-year-old woman during a confrontation at her home. The city council's unanimous vote to dismiss Officer Stephen Stem came after a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, KBTX-TV reported.
  • Sober woman arrested for DWI after deputy rolls through stop sign

    05/09/2014 11:22:45 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    NewsChannel 3 WTKR ^ | May 2, 2014 | Holly Henry
    “It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy. The deputy, caught on video, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report from Fox6Now.com. After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night. When a deputy asked why her eyes looked red and glassy, Weyker said she told him he had been crying. According to the report, she also told him she had taken Vicodin...
  • Police Shooting Frenzy Raises Concerns

    05/09/2014 11:16:47 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 72 replies
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On December 10, more than two dozen police officers from across Miami Dade County converged on a blue Volvo that had crashed in the backyard of a townhouse on 65th Street just off 27th Avenue. As the car was wedged helplessly between a light pole and a tree, nearly a minute passed before officers opened up – firing approximately 50 bullets at the car and the two unarmed men inside the vehicle. The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the...