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  • Cops go to wrong home in GA and kill homeowner

    06/12/2016 1:54:15 PM PDT · by apoliticalone · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-10-16 | Jeff Martin AP
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by Sgt. Patrick D. Snook, the GBI said in a report. Snook is on paid leave, the standard protocol in...
  • Homeowner Shot After Georgia Police Go to Wrong Home Dies

    06/10/2016 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jeff Martin
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by one of the officers, authorities said. He had grabbed the gun for protection, not knowing who might be outside...
  • The Nanny State Wants To Grow: Free Lunches For College Students

    06/08/2016 2:35:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 8, 2016 | George Leef
    For progressives, the Nanny State never does enough. They always find new social problems and unmet needs that, in their view, can only be addressed by further expansion of government. In that vein, we now have a proposal to take the free school lunch program in schools to next level college. Since the federal government feeds students in K-12 schools via the National School Lunch Program, it should similarly feed college students who are food insecure, argues a new policy brief published by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. According to authors Sara Goldrick-Rab, Katharine Broton, and Emily Brunjes Colo, the...
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=32168555&catId=112032 Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • ATF gets Black Eye for Abusive Conduct on Alaskan Highway

    06/08/2016 4:40:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 May, 2016, a member of the ATF, or at least someone driving one of their vehicles at a time that it was supposed to be in service, may have engaged in abusive behavior on the Glenn Highway in Alaska. From ktuu.com: Police say that at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a driver on the Glenn Highway said he pulled over for an unmarked white Ford SUV. The SUV flashed red and blue interior dash lights. When the motorist stopped, police wrote that the driver, sped past him, laughed, and flipped him the middle finger. The man called 911, and...
  • FBI Is Coordinating Its Hillary Interview With Her Campaign Schedule (barf alert!)

    05/05/2016 6:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 3 hours ago | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is reportedly coordinating with Hillary Clintons campaign schedule in order to find a time to interview the presidential candidate about her private email server, CNN reports. Investigators have already interviewed several of Clintons top State Department aides, including Huma Abedin, the network reported on Thursday. Some of those aides have been interviewed several times. The next step in the investigation which is looking into whether any classified information was mishandled on Clintons server will be to interview Clinton herself. But that poses a problem because she is in the heat of a presidential campaign. And with...
  • Police arrest retired Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill for driving under the influence

    04/08/2016 12:27:13 PM PDT · by No One Special · 71 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | April 8, 2016 | Billings Gazette
    BUTTE Police arrested retired Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill -- who is credited with shooting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden -- for driving under the influence about 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Butte-Silver Bow County sheriff's department O'Neill was found sleeping in a 2005 Nissan Sentra at a Town Pump. The vehicle was running and the back-up lights were on, said Undersheriff George Skuletich. Officers woke him up by opening the car door. They said he appeared under the influence -- confused and somewhat lethargic. He failed a horizontal gaze test at the scene, and other related sobriety tests...
  • Videographer in Planned Parenthood case to be offered probation

    02/03/2016 7:15:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    chron.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Brian Rogers
    A California woman charged last week for her role in the production of undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic will be offered probation, a Harris County prosecutor said in court. Sandra Susan Merritt, of San Jose, Calif., appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony which carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. A grand jury convened to investigate whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic had sold the organs of aborted fetuses last week cleared the clinic and instead indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations....
  • Police sergeant suggests New Mexico governor was 'inebriated' at holiday party (Republican)

    12/24/2015 6:31:28 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 53 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)A police recording made public this week reveals a police sergeant and a hotel security guard discussing whether New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was "inebriated" at a holiday party earlier this month. The recording, obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT and other outlets, raises questions about what happened at a raucous holiday party in Santa Fe and how Martinez, once a rising GOP star, handled a police inquiry into a noise complaint at the hotel. Police arrived at the El Dorado hotel late on December 12 after it was claimed that bottles were being thrown from a fourth-floor balcony, KOAT...
  • Cop shoots suspect escaping crash

    12/17/2015 8:00:32 AM PST · by redreno · 46 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/videos ^ | Wed December 16, 2015 | cnn
    A California police officer will not face criminal charges after he shot a DUI suspect.
  • Former Congressman [Walsh] drops EPIC DARE on Loretta Lynch

    12/07/2015 8:09:00 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Allen B West ^ | 05 August 2015 | Allen West
    Many Americans — including many of you, our readers — were astonished and outraged by Attorney General Lynch’s comments following Wednesday’s terror attack in San Bernardino. In the wake of 14 Americans being killed and 21 injured by radical Islamists, the attorney general had the nerve to express her ‘greatest fear‘ as what she deemed the “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric” in America. She furthermore vowed to prosecute any guilty of what she deemed violence-inspiring speech. Like many of us, former congressman and conservative talk show host Joe Walsh couldn’t let Lynch’s comments pass quietly. Walsh unleashed on Attorney...
  • Delaware State Police Caught on Video Raiding Home, Killing Dog

    11/23/2015 1:46:23 PM PST · by MeganC · 109 replies
    PINAC ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | PINAC News
    Wearing full military gear and wielding high-powered rifles, Delaware state police broke into a home Friday, shooting and killing a dog who was running from them in fear. The entry was captured on Mark Reedy’s security camera, who says police were looking for guns, but the shooting takes place off-frame. The video shows the dog running up to the door as they are trying to break in, yelling “state police … search warrant.” The dog is barking and it’s tail is wagging but as soon as it sees a giant shield enter the home with a gun pointing from behind...
  • Traffic Stop Quickly Escalated When Driver Informed Officer of Concealed Carry Permit

    11/19/2015 1:08:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/15 | Jason Howerton
    Gonzalez claims he was unfairly targeted because he was carrying a gun. The traffic stop began routine enough. Rosenberg officer Sgt. Anthony Schnacky asked Gonzalez for his license and insurance. "Yeah, what's the reason you stopped me?" Gonzalez asked. "I'll tell you in just a minute," the officer replied. But when Gonzalez informed Sgt. Schnacky that he was legally carrying a concealed firearm, the tone of the situation shifted dramatically. The officer called for backup and they both approached the driver's window -- one of them with his gun drawn. Schnacky ordered Gonzalez to put his hands on the steering...
  • 106 people indicted on engaging in organized criminal activity charges in Waco biker shooting

    11/11/2015 4:41:08 AM PST · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/11/2015
    WACO, Texas- A grand jury has returned indictments for engaging in organized criminal activity against 106 of the 177 bikers arrested following the deadly shootout outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant in May, the McLennan County district attorney said. The indictment "doesn't mean much," he said, adding he believes that since the indictments were done in such a short amount of time that they were "a cookie-cutter deal."
  • Cops arrested in shooting death of 6-year-old

    11/07/2015 10:28:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | November 7, 2015
    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting. Modal Trigger Col. Mike Edmonson, in a late night press conference Friday, said the two officers were being booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the wounding of his father, Chris Few, in the central Louisiana town of Marksville. -snip- Speaking of the body camera footage that was recovered from the officers, he said: "It is the...
  • Body Cameras and The Death of a 6-Year-Old Boy

    11/07/2015 10:32:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/07/2015 | Marina Koren
    Police say footage of an officer-involved shooting contributed to prosecutors’ decision to press charges. All of it was filmed. The police chase of an SUV after dark on a weeknight. The shots fired. The driver, struck in the head. His son, 6 years old, shot dead in the front seat. The fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis in Marksville, Louisiana, on Tuesday was captured on a body camera worn by one of the four police officers present at the scene. And it was that video footage that led in part to the decision to charge two of them with second-degree murder...
  • 2 officers arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy in Marksville

    11/06/2015 10:05:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Louisiana State Police have arrested two police officers who are accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy and wounding his father in Marksville, Louisiana. Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, 32, were arrested by the Louisiana State Police. Both were booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. "We took some of the body cam footage. I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that," said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.
  • Dog shot by Florida City police officer

    10/21/2015 1:49:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -A woman from Florida City is outraged after she said a police officer knocked on her front door Tuesday morning and shot her dog when it ran outside. The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open. She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess, ran outside and was shot three times in the head by the officer. RAW FOOTAGE DISCLAIMER:Video contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing. Palacios said the officer told...
  • 19 states push poor women to get an IUD immediately after childbirth - at taxpayer expense

    10/19/2015 7:27:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 86 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/16/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A majority of states may soon use tax dollars to pay for the implantation of dangerous, abortion-inducing IUDs in women immediately after childbirth. The journal Contraception reports that Medicaid now pays for IUDs to be inserted into women following delivery in 19 states. Eight more states are poised to follow suit. Not one state used taxpayer money for IUDs before the Obama administration took office. Within 10 minutes of delivery, doctors are implanting either copper IUDs or chemical-releasing IUDs in women. But potential health complications for the mother are magnified when IUDs are...
  • Couple Sue State Police After Disabled Vet Is Beaten; Quadriplegic Wife Could Not Stand

    10/03/2015 12:45:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    KMEL (Delaware) ^ | September 28, 2015
    This story is truly tragic. A Delaware quadriplegic woman and her husband, a disabled veteran, are suing state police after he was beaten during a police raid. According to the Delewareonline.com, officers beat and used a stun gun on the husband when he was trying to cover his quadriplegic wife with a cover. When the officers raided the home,they found the husband in the bedroom with his wife giving her a sponge bath. Her wheel chair was also in the room. Lisa was lying on the bed whenofficers ordered her to stand up. She could not because of her condition,...
  • Police Officer Beats 70 Year Old Man Suffering Mini-Stroke

    10/03/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | September 28, 2015 | KASEY BABBITT AND ROBERT TOWNSEND
    http://fox4kc.com/2015/09/28/family-...g-mini-stroke/ MARSHALL, Mo. An elderly man says after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a house, an off-duty police officer held him against his will while he suffered a mini-stroke. James Jim Miller, 70, a grandfather and longtime realtor in Marshall, says around 6 oclock Sunday night he was driving to a Wal-Mart when he suddenly felt dizzy and ill. According to a police report, Miller's pickup veered off the road near south Hawthorne and Sunset and hit a house. In the report, an officer says there was a crack in the house and minor damage to...
  • County pays first Twin Peaks-related lawsuit bill

    09/29/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/29/2015 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    McLennan County commissioners on Tuesday approved paying almost $17,000 toward a liability insurance deductible because of a Twin Peaks-related lawsuit that named the county as a defendant and has since been dismissed. The court agreed to pay $16,971.87 to its insurance company, the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool, in a case filed by Hewitt biker Matthew Clendennen, who was mong the 177 arrested following the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout that left nine dead and 20 injured. The court also approved a payment Tuesday of more than $1,160 toward its deductible because of an unrelated case that was...
  • Horrifying moment cops drew guns on husband and PREGNANT wife

    09/29/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/25/2015 | Chris Spargo
    Dashcam footage captured the horrifying moment two police officers drew their guns on a husband and wife after pulling them over while they were rushing to the hospital to give birth. James Reiner was driving his wife Dana to the hospital after her water broke in January 2012 in Hebron, Indiana when they passed a police car that suddenly turned on its lights and pulled them over, despite the fact that they were not speeding. That is when James got out to tell Sgt. Anthony Dandurand that his wife was pregnant and they needed to get to the hospital. He...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. At night we can hear them screaming, but were not allowed to do anything about it, the Marines father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because its...
  • Seattle police chief fires cop who arrested man carrying golf club

    09/16/2015 12:13:54 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 26 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | Steve Miletich
    Without this ability to learn from your mistakes, understand how you can improve and do better, and recognize your own errors, you are unable to effectively function as an officer, OToole wrote. OToole said Whitlatchs response dissuaded her from considering Whitlatch for a lengthy suspension, disciplinary transfer to a unit that doesnt interact with the public and removal from the sergeants promotional registry. Whitlatchs actions previously sparked strong condemnation from the community, including a February march of protesters carrying golf clubs as canes. Ron Smith, president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, issued a statement Tuesday, saying, I am disappointed...
  • MAJORITY OF POPE FRANCISS US ADDRESSES TO BE IN SPANISH

    09/16/2015 7:19:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis will deliver all but four of his 18 addresses during his forthcoming visit to the United States in Spanish because he is still not comfortable speaking in English, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
  • Video: You Made Direct Eye Contact With Me, Ohio Officer Tells Driver During Traffic Stop

    When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook. Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you, the officer replied in the video. ... Felton grew up in Ohio but now lives in Michigan. His car has a Michigan license plate. He told WKEF the officer followed his car about two miles and originally said hed committed a minor traffic offense ...
  • Police Attack Man Singing " Beach Boys" Tune

    08/21/2015 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Officer Robert Busch also stated that Jim Ochse became very hostile and began yelling in my face when he first approached him for singing in front of a crowded restaurant. Busch also wrote in his report that Ochse remained defiant even after being slammed to the pavement, keeping his arms so tense that I could not move them or get the handcuffs on the defendant. As a result, he charged Ochse with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to The Morning Call. ***** A 61-year-old man happily singing a Beach Boys song in front of a crowded restaurant in Pennsylvania...
  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 12:22:26 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 279 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | RRryan 71187
    Citizen seems to notice a police officer driving around and around his neighborhood while he is working on his boat in his driveway. Police officer doesn't like being filmed by someone in his own yard and decides to stop and pull gun on him.
  • Retired Bosque County judge to hear bikers examining trials [Waco]

    08/03/2015 5:11:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A retired state district judge from Bosque County was appointed Monday to preside over the examining trial of a Hewitt biker and potentially 19 others arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout. Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, administrative judge of the 26-county 3rd Judicial Region, confirmed Monday that he appointed Judge James Morgan to preside over the examining trial of Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen, which is set for Aug. 10. Stubblefield said his order also gives Morgan authority to hear any of the 19 other cases involving bikers seeking examining trials to challenge whether there was sufficient probable...
  • Samuel DuBose: body-camera video shows 360-degree view of police killing

    07/31/2015 7:03:21 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 185 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 31, 2015 | The Guardian
    A synced-up video of body camera footage from three University of Cincinnati police officers Ray Tensing, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschimdt reveals the dramatic aftermath of the police shooting of a 43-year-old unarmed black man. It shows that both officers were behind Tensing at the time he shot DuBose, but both backed claims the officer had been 'dragged'. These claims were used to justify the shooting, but were later dismissed as false by the county prosecutor who charged Tensing with murder. Kidd and Lindenschimdt have also been placed on leave
  • Ted Cruz presses IRS commissioner on non-profit targeting

    07/29/2015 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Dallas News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–It’s been two years since the IRS targeting scandal broke, but Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, said on Thursday they’re still looking for answers.The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, chaired by Cruz, on Wednesday questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the agency’s cooperation with investigations, and rehashed accusations of a White House conspiracy to target conservative groups.“The American people have a right to be angry when an instrument of the american government is used a partisan cudgel,” said Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate running on abolishing the IRS. “I have to...
  • Sen. Cruz: The IRS Abuse of Power Is Profoundly Dangerous to Liberty (with video)

    07/29/2015 4:11:05 PM PDT · by Isara · 27 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 29, 2015
    No government agency should intimidate Americans for exercising their God-given right to free speech Video of Ted Cruz opening statement at 'IRS targeting of conservative groups' hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today held a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative groups.In his opening statement, Sen. Cruz remarked, "If the IRS has become a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee, there can be no stronger argument for ending the IRS as we know it, so that no Administration, Democrat or Republican, can use the IRS to target its political opponents. If a...
  • 60 Minutes Australia: Special Investigation Spies Lords and Predators(UK powerful pedophiles)

    07/20/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Australia's 60Mins Special Investigation exposing the dark secrets of Britain's most powerful (pedophiles) men.
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a womans home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- Dont take the attitude with cops, because we dont play, Rose said. When a cop shows up, youre not the one...
  • Gang or club?: For Bandidos, the distinction matters after Waco biker shooting

    07/12/2015 5:24:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 70 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2015 | Dane Schiller
    It's not a gang, it's a club. When it comes to the Houston-born Bandidos Motorcycle Club, this debate has taken on some urgency and a few twists. Following a May 17 melee in Waco that left nine dead and 18 wounded, police arrested 177 bikers. Each was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity by being part of a conspiracy to commit murder and assault as part of a turf war between the Bandidos and a lesser-known rival, the Cossacks. The distinction carries a hefty penalty, as those charged faced 15 years to life in prison if convicted - even...
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabees vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Courts ruling? Kinda newsy. I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • City Council President Andy Ginther caught up in red-light camera bribe case ( Ohio Democrats )

    06/19/2015 1:55:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lucas Sullivan & Darrel Rowland
    A former chief executive officer of the red-light camera company Redflex has pleaded guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials - including Council President Andrew Ginther - through the Ohio Democratic Party to install the cameras and keep them operating in the city. Karen L. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, according a press release from Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Records from the U.S. District in Columbus show that from 2005 to 2013, Finley made campaign contributions to elected public officials in...
  • Mississippi investigator shoots family dog

    A Cleveland family has been left devastated after an officer shot and killed their beloved one-year-old golden retriever as he was on a leash in the familys backyard. Cleveland police told the family the officer felt threatened by the dog after the dog barked, even though the officer was aware it was leashed. The incident took place Friday when dog owner Tyler Muzzi saw a stranger walking around his neighbors home. Muzzi contacted his neighbor and then called police to check on the situation. Minutes later, police arrived and arrested the man who had by that time broken into the...
  • Waco Preps for Sunday's Biker Rally

    06/05/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    KCEN-TV ^ | June 4, 2015
    Thousands of bikers are expected to gather this weekend for an "All For One" rally in front of the McLennan County Courthouse. Most places in downtown Waco say will be open on Sunday. Most did not want to speak to us on camera; saying if you side with the community, the bikers will hate you and if you side with the bikers, the community will hate you. But, they all say everyone will be welcome. Mobile food vendor George Gaylord says he sees it as a great business opportunity. In fact, he plans to park his hot dog cart right...
  • What Waco Police Still Won't Reveal About the Biker-Gang Shootout

    06/04/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 4, 2015 | Conor Friedersdorf
    As the Texas shootout that killed 9 motorcyclists fades from national headlines, local newspapers and a few larger media organizations have broken a series of small stories that prompted one alert Houston Press journalist to predict,in the coming years, the Waco authorities' handling of the Twin Peaks biker gang shootout will become a textbook example of how not to handle an emergency situation. Two weeks later, Waco authorities still arent telling how many of the dead bikers were shot by police officers, how many cops fired their weapons, or how many total rounds they discharged. snip Little wonder: holding upwards...
  • First Interview With Bikers Involved in Twin Peaks Shooting

    06/04/2015 7:01:34 AM PDT · by justlurking · 6 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 2015-06-02 | Rissa Shaw
    WACO -- KCEN got an exclusive interview with the first bikers to speak publicly after the Twin Peaks shooting, capturing the moments right after their release from jail after being arrested for the May 17th shooting that left nine bikers dead and 18 more injured. Waco Police had said the 170-plus bikers arrested were part of criminal motorcycle gangs. However, William English, 33, and Morgan English, 30, say otherwise, and that they had come to the sports bar for a friendly meeting between motorcycle clubs, and they weren't even inside the restaurant when the brawl broke out. [...] Mr. English...
  • Senator: Use RICO Laws to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

    06/02/2015 7:37:12 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6-2-15 | Mark Hemingway
    Writing in the Washington Post, Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic Senator from Rhode Island, offered a curious suggestion for dealing with global warming skeptics: (Snip) That's right -- a sitting U.S. Senator is suggesting RICO laws should be applied to global warming skeptics. Courts have been defining RICO down for some time and in ways that aren't particularly helpful. In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled RICO statutes could be applied to pro-life activists on the grounds that interstate commerce can be affected even when the organization being targeted doesn't have economic motives. (Snip) In February, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., attempted a...
  • Did Oregon Gov't Agency Collude With LGBT Group Against Christian Bakers?

    06/02/2015 8:35:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    There may be evidence that the government agency in charge of enforcing Oregon anti-discrimination laws colluded against Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, with the pro-LGBT group Basic Rights Oregon. The Daily Signal, the news arm of The Heritage Foundation, exposed the communications contact between officials at the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Basic Rights Oregon, obtained through a public records request, in their story titled, "Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding." The communications between the two groups raises questions of the impartiality...
  • Waco Judge Agrees to Let Most Bikers Go If They Sign Contract Not to Sue for Wrongful Arrest

    06/01/2015 5:57:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 353 replies
    Washington Weekly News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Looney and Conrad Law Firm
    It appears the public defenders office in McLennan County is involved in this scurrilous activity, said Paul Looney, a Houston attorney with Looney & Conrad, P.C. Ive never seen anything like the lawlessness that the authorities have perpetrated on these people and now to add insult to injury they are trying to cover their own tracks in exchange for bond.
  • WACO JUDGE AGREES TO LET MOST BIKERS GO IF THEY SIGN A CONTRACT

    06/01/2015 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Washington Weekly News ^ | 05/31/15 | Staff
    WACO JUDGE AGREES TO LET MOST BIKERS GO IF THEY SIGN A CONTRACT VOWING NOT TO SUE FOR WRONGFUL ARREST It appears the public defenders office in McLennan County is involved in this scurrilous activity, said Paul Looney, a Houston attorney with Looney & Conrad, P.C. Ive never seen anything like the lawlessness that the authorities have perpetrated on these people and now to add insult to injury they are trying to cover their own tracks in exchange for bond.
  • Texas biker shootout: Can 174 people be convicted of murder?

    05/31/2015 5:20:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 106 replies
    star.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Naomi Martin
    WACO, TEXASAfter a gunfight between rival motorcycle gangs outside a crowded restaurant left nine dead, police rounded up everyone on the scene wearing biker vests. Now, as 174 people sit in jail on organized crime charges, legal experts say prosecutors face a difficult challenge, and that many of those arrested could end up going free. They have bitten off more than they can chew, said Robert Draskovich, a Las Vegas criminal defence lawyer who represents bikers. Prosecutors often overreach and charge too many people, but Ive never seen it to this extent. To prove the current charges, which have capital...
  • Elderly Couple Honk At Off Duty Police Officer: Cop Breaks Mans Nose, Smashes Teeth Out With Gun

    05/13/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks. FOX 2s Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel theyre lucky to be alive.
  • The new totalitarians: Change your religious beliefs or else

    05/12/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/11/15 | Eric Metaxas
    May 11, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- In the first century, Jesus was asked whether the Jewish people, who were under pagan, Roman occupation, should pay taxes to Caesar. The Lord, of course, said we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s. But in 21st century America, Caesar is angling for a better deal—and he’s getting it.Our old friend Chuck Colson sounded the alarm several years ago when certain political figures on the Left—including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton—began downsizing the First Amendment’s guarantee of our God-given right to freedom of religion into a more...
  • Police Abduct 10 Children From A Family In Kentucky Because Of Their Off The Grid Lifestyle

    05/09/2015 11:42:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 277 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | May 8th, 2015 | Michael Snyder
    If the government does not like the way that you are raising your kids, they will come in and grab them at any time without giving any warning whatsoever. Of course this is completely and totally unlawful, but it has been happening all over America. The most recent example of this that has made national headlines is particularly egregious. Joe and Nicole Naugler of Breckinridge County, Kentucky just had their 10 children brutally ripped away from them just because the government does not approve of how they are living their lives and how they are educating their young ones. Lets...