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  • Affluent family's purebred shepherd ignored after arrival of new baby

    11/21/2015 11:41:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 42 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 16, 2015 | Penny Eims
    A seven-year-old German shepherd named "Louie," bears the painful evidence of neglect on his once regal body. Louie used to live in an affluent neighborhood with a family which was described as "well off." For a time, the purebred shepherd, who had been purchased for thousands of dollars, was a beloved part of his family's life...everything changed when he was banished to live his life outside after the family welcomed a new baby. Louie's life of being a pampered pet vanished and as he endured life outside, his health began to deteriorate. Of little matter was his fine pedigree or...
  • Autistic man who allegedly attacked young child not arrested

    11/21/2015 11:44:40 AM PST · by Altariel · 29 replies
    ABERDEEN, Wash. -- The mother of a 3-year-old boy is furious that a man wasn't arrested after he allegedly assaulted the child at an Aberdeen playground. The suspect is developmentally disabled, and prosecutors say that presents a challenging legal issue. Three-year-old Matthew Svoboda was playing at the park Tuesday when things got ugly. The boy's family claims a 27-year-old man started attacking the child without warning. "He pulled him off that with one arm and then he started hitting him, either with a closed fist or an open hand," said Matthew's brother, Toby Svoboda. The boy's mother, Isabel Svoboda, watched...
  • NC [North Carolina] father killed for asking for a search warrant

    11/17/2015 10:03:43 PM PST · by Altariel · 37 replies
    In yet another tragic citizen shooting by police. This time a father was beat, tazed, maced and ultimately shot several times..for what crime you ask? For merely refusing to allow a deputy into his residence at 3:40 in the morning without a proper search warrant. Do our constitutional rights already mean nothing? It is beyond time to start holding these rouge officers responsible for their actions. In this and so many more just this month those actions look to be murder (at times even executions.) It is time for us to start demanding that the Sheriffs and Police Chiefs rein...
  • Police say Corey Jones was carrying gun he purchased legally

    10/21/2015 2:51:34 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Officals in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said Tuesda evening that 31-year-old Corey Jones, a well-known area musician, was carrying a gun he had purchased legally just three days earlier when he was shot and killed by a police officer early Sunday morning. Jones was killed after his car broke down on an Interstate 95 off-ramp while he was driving home after his band played a Saturday night gig. After calling his brother and a bandmate, who came to Jones and attempted to help fix his car, Jones waited alone for a tow truck to arrive. Around 3:15 a.m., Jones was encountered by Palm...
  • 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...
  • Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA

    10/20/2015 8:18:02 PM PDT · by Altariel · 34 replies
    When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement. DNA, after all, can be a key to solving crimes. It “has serious information about you and your family,” genetic privacy advocate Jeremy Gruber told me back in 2010 when such services were just getting popular. Now, five years later, when 23andMe and Ancestry both have over a million customers, those warnings are looking prescient. “Your relative’s DNA...
  • Family: Bambi the dog races back into burning home for man, 69

    10/20/2015 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2015 | Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    Sara Domaradzka had just escaped her family's burning two-flat in Portage Park early Tuesday when her dog Bambi scrambled out of her arms and raced back into the flames. Her family believes the 4-year-old terrier-Labrador mix knew Domaradzka's 69-year-old father was still in the home and went back after him. "She ran back into the house to find (Sara's) dad, and then they both got stuck there," said Domaradzka's boyfriend, Alessandro Mininni. Firefighters arrived at the home on the 5100 block of West Grace Street around 1:30 a.m. and carried out Piotr Domaradzka, who did not have any vital signs....
  • Milwaukee Cops Take 75-Year-Old Woman's Day from Bad to Worse

    10/19/2015 4:32:20 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Starting her day with a serious traffic accident was bad enough. But Joy McFarlin's run-in with two Milwaukee police officers was worse. Before it was over, this 75-year-old grandmother had been threatened repeatedly with jail, arrested, put in handcuffs, placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. The two cops had the notion based on witness statements that McFarlin was lying by insisting she, and not some mystery man, was driving her car at the time of the crash. They thought she was covering up for a guy who fled the accident scene.There was no such guy, she...
  • Okmulgee County family searches for answers after Morris police officer shoots, kills dog

    10/17/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    An Okmulgee County family turned to 2 Works for You for answers after their dog was shot and killed by a Morris police officer. *WARNING: Watch the video in the player above, unedited, but it does contain content that could be considered disturbing.* On September 27, Jeana was out of town and her kids were staying with family in Morris. Her dog, Leesie, was at a neighbor's home when something went terribly wrong. READ OFFICER NARRATIVE HERE Leesie had been locked inside the house. But, at some point, the front door was kicked in during a burglary attempt, ultimately letting...
  • NYPD has some scary-sounding x-ray vans – and it’s refusing to talk about them

    The New York Police Department has equipped x-rays in some of its vans but it’s refusing to talk about them due to “security concerns.” Even though these x-ray vans reportedly cost $825,000 a piece, NYPD is staying completely silent about them and their purpose. “Those are issues I’d prefer not to divulge to the public at this time,” NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, NYMag reports. “I will not talk about anything at all about this — it falls into the range of security and counter-terrorism activity that we engage in.” Bratton was asked to comment on a request from the NYCLU...
  • Case of AT hiker missing for two years appears to have tragic end

    10/17/2015 3:50:29 PM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies
    (CNN)For two years, the whereabouts of Geraldine "Gerry" Largay had confounded authorities in Maine. Largay, a 66-year-old experienced hiker from Brentwood, Tennessee, disappeared while trekking the Appalachian Trail in July 2013. Hundreds of people searched for her. There wasn't a single clue. On Wednesday, a single person, a surveyor, came across bones, clothing and gear just over a half mile from the trail.
  • Mother arrested after parking on grass at Cutler Bay elementary school

    10/17/2015 10:01:02 AM PDT · by Altariel · 44 replies
    Parents say police pass out citations each day despite limited parking CUTLER BAY, Fla. - A mother was arrested Wednesday after she parked her car on the grass outside Dr. Edward L. Wingham Elementary School in Cutler Bay. Rita Guzman, 25, was arrested on a charge of resisting an officer without violence after she refused to comply with a Miami-Dade police officer's orders, an arrest report said. According to the report, Guzman was parked in an area that was marked "no parking or standing." Quick Clicks Parents voice parking issue concerns after woman's arrest Guzman said she was scared to...
  • [California] [June 17, 2015] Marysville PD employees ask for leniency for former cop [Convicted Chil

    Marysville police launched its own investigation after eight employees wrote letters seeking a more lenient sentence for convicted sex offender Jared Tomlinson. "There were some sworn police officers. There were some professional staff with the department, and they were all people who knew the individual personally," said Marysville police chief Aaron Easton. Watch report: Marysville police launch investigation into own department Tomlinson joined Marysville police as an officer in 2007. He was arrested in 2013 for sexually molesting a child in the mid-2000s. A jury convicted Tomlinson in February, but before sentencing, letters arrived at the Butte County Superior Court, asking...
  • Cockpit Crew questioned Legality of Bombing Hospital - DrsWithoutBorders

    10/17/2015 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    Cockpit crew questioned legality of bombing hospital.
  • Combat dog who earned Bronze Stars in Iraq shot and killed in Wyoming

    10/17/2015 5:49:57 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    A bomb-sniffing combat dog named Mike survived two tours of duty in Iraq but not the streets of a bucolic little town in Wyoming. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois was shot and killed in Powell last Saturday by a bicyclist who said he was attacked, leaving Mike’s devastated owner Matthew Bessler, a retired Army Ranger, wondering how he is going to deal with his combat-related injuries alone.
  • Doctors Without Borders airstrike: US alters story for fourth time in four days

    10/07/2015 7:21:35 PM PDT · by Altariel · 37 replies
    The US account has now shifted four times in four days. On Saturday, the US military said it did not know for certain that it had struck the hospital but that US forces were taking fire in Kunduz. On Sunday, it said that the strike took place in the “vicinity” of the hospital and suggested it had been accidentally struck. On Monday, Campbell said that the Afghans requested the strike and said US forces in the area were not “threatened”.
  • 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 when officers 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 o’clock 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...
  • Possible U.S. airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead

    10/03/2015 11:41:33 AM PDT · by Altariel · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | Tim Craig
    KABUL – U.S. forces may have mistakenly bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 19 people, including three children, in an incident that will likely raise new questions about the scope of American involvement in the country’s 14-year war. In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said an airstrike “partially destroyed” its trauma hospital in Kunduz, where the Afghan military has been trying to drive Taliban fighters from the city. The airstrike killed at least 12 Doctors Without Borders staff members, the group said. Three children were also reportedly killed. At least 37 other people were seriously...
  • Hialeah officer cleared in deaths of 2 police dogs in SUV

    09/14/2015 2:13:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 8, 2015 | CHARLES RABIN
    Hialeah police officer Nelson Enriquez may have been “neglectful” when he left two police K9s to swelter to death inside an SUV at his Davie home, but he didn’t intentionally kill them, an investigation by the Broward state attorney’s office found. And since there is nothing equivalent to a manslaughter charge in the state’s animal cruelty statute, Enriquez should not be held criminally liable for the death of Hektor, a 3-year-old Belgian Malnois, and Jimmy, a 6-year-old bloodhound. “In order to be held criminally liable for his acts, proof would be required that officer Enriquez intentionally left his dogs in...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.” What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.

    08/03/2015 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2015 | Alex Horton
    <p>Alex Horton is a member of the Defense Council at the Truman National Security Project. He served as an infantryman in Iraq with the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.</p> <p>I got home from the bar and fell into bed soon after Saturday night bled into Sunday morning. I didn’t wake up until three police officers barged into my apartment, barking their presence at my door. They sped down the hallway to my bedroom, their service pistols drawn and leveled at me.</p>
  • Calais officials say officer who shot dog was justified

    07/23/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Johanna Billings
    CALAIS, Maine — Calais officials say an officer who shot a dog Sunday night acted properly. Calais Police Chief David Randall said the department received a call at approximately 9:59 p.m. July 19 about two dogs that tried to attack a third dog at a home on South Street. People at the residence got their animal inside, then attempted to get the other two dogs out of their yard, according to the police chief. “The dogs attempted to bite them,” Randall said. When the officer located the dogs and tried to get them into the police car, one of the...
  • Arizona Family Terrified – Foster Parents Taking Their Children to Mexico Against Their Will

    07/11/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    abitha and Jeff Shoars have just received word that a judge has allegedly approved a request for 2 of their children in Arizona DCF custody to travel to a dangerous are of Mexico for a week with their foster parents – a request that the Shoars did NOT approve. They are terrified for their children. Unconstitutional Gag Order Was Issued in January The Shoars were placed under a gag order in January so that they cannot speak publicly about the actions of DCS in taking custody of their children. Since that time, they have stayed out of the limelight and remained silent...
  • Judge orders kids held in juvenile center after refusing to see dad

    07/08/2015 9:42:52 PM PDT · by Altariel · 183 replies
    Fox Detroit ^ | July 7, 2015
    Three Bloomfield Hills kids who refused an order by a judge to go to lunch with their father have been ordered to a juvenile detention facility. "I felt like I was watching them be executed," said Maya Tsimhoni. The Tsimhoni family was in Oakland County's family court for a hearing on supervised parenting time when Judge Lisa Gorcyca took matters into her own hands. Read the court transcript as the judge as she sent the three kids to Children's Village June 24 court transcripts showed how upset the judge was. She ordered the Tsimhoni kids ages 14,10 and 9 to...
  • Face-tracking tech knows when you skip church services

    06/23/2015 9:16:53 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    More than two dozen churches around the world have installed a facial-recognition system that monitors which members of the flock have actually shown up for the Sunday sermon. The system is called Churchix and was developed by Israeli software company, Face-six. It continually scans the religious center's CCTV feed and matches congregation members to a pre-existing database of their faces -- reportedly with 99 percent accuracy. Connected fingerprints with faces drawn on them More than two dozen churches around the world have installed a facial-recognition system that monitors which members of the flock have actually shown up for the Sunday...
  • Man in Los Angeles Flags Down LAPD Officer, Gets Shot in the Head

    06/20/2015 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Altariel · 72 replies
    ABC7 ^ | June 19, 2015 | ABC7 Staff
    LOS FELIZ, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man attempting to flag Los Angeles police officers down with his arm wrapped in a towel was shot in the head Friday in Los Feliz. The man was shot at about 6:35 p.m. on Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive. He was allegedly raising his arm wrapped in a towel, possibly holding a gun. "The officer exited the vehicle and quickly said, 'Drop the gun, drop the gun,'" LAPD Lt. John Jenal said. Moments later, the officer opened fire. It was unclear if the man had a gun, but the officers believed the...
  • Tampa airport staff takes good care of boy’s forgotten stuffed animal

    06/19/2015 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | June 15, 2015 | Tribune staff
    <p>A 6-year-old boy who forgot his stuffed tiger Hobbes at Tampa International Airport when he went on vacation earlier this month got a big surprise upon returning home.</p> <p>Hobbes had been busy while he was in Houston.</p> <p>When the boy discovered he left behind his handmade tiger, his mother Amanda Lake called the airport to see if anyone could help find it.</p>
  • Boulder County dog hero: 9-year-old retriever protects family from moose

    06/19/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 27 replies
    Boulder County News ^ | Mitchell Byars
    Ginger Wolfe said ever since her 9-year-old golden retriever Chelsea was a puppy, she has always been a big softie. "There's not a mean bone in her body," Wolfe said. "She's just a sweetheart." But as Wolfe found out over the weekend, nobody messes with Chelsea's family. The 85-pound dog showed her mettle when she took on an angry mama moose that had charged at Wolfe's boyfriend and his family — including two young children — while they were camping between Nederland and Ward. Wolfe, of Louisville, and her boyfriend, Jeremiah McLaughlin, of Boulder, were camping near Ruby Gulch. McLaughlin...
  • Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

    06/19/2015 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Altariel · 112 replies
    Here are five (mostly) scientific reasons why dogs trump cats. 1. Exercise motivation While dogs demand physical and recreational activity, all cats demand is food and a comfy sofa to sleep on all day. Great job being a role model, Felix! **** 2. Give the elderly a purpose Pets are wonderful stress relievers for people of all ages, but the elderly in particular benefit from owning a dog. **** 3. Sniff Out Cancer Cats have an attuned sense of smell, but they're difficult to train. The top cats also can't match the top dogs nose for nose. **** 4. Smarter...
  • APD officer fired after sex assault accusation

    06/19/2015 7:25:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | June 15, 2015 | RUSSELL ANGLIN
    An Amarillo police officer was fired Monday night after investigators determined he had sexual contact with a woman who reported that the officer sexually assaulted her on Sunday, police said. On Monday, a woman reported the on-duty officer, later identified as Micah Meurer, had sexually assaulted her in her northwest Amarillo home. Detectives from the department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit were assigned to investigate the incident in cooperation with the 47th District Attorney’s Office, police said. Investigators found that the officer had responded to the woman’s home late Sunday evening. Detectives collected physical evidence and interviewed the woman and Meurer....
  • Dispelling the Doberman Myth: Friendly Family Pets or Fearsome Foes?

    06/18/2015 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Altariel · 105 replies
    In family movies featuring dogs, Doberman Pinschers are often cast as the baddies. Why not? After all, they’re large with mask-like features, and if they’ve had their ears cropped, they can look a little frightening. In real life, Dobermans are often employed in police and security industries because of their intelligence, readiness to work and their inherent strength. This dichotomy has led to wild public misconception about the breed – and their role in family life. Ready to separate the facts from the fiction about Dobermans? Here are the myths you may have heard, and the truth behind them. Myth:...
  • Neptune cop charged with shooting, killing ex-wife in front of daughter

    06/18/2015 5:46:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 59 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Mary Ann Spotto
    ASBURY PARK — Fueled by a child custody dispute, a recently divorced Neptune Township police officer shot and killed his former wife in broad daylight on Tuesday in front of their daughter on an Asbury Park street, authorities said. *** While taking him into custody, some of the officers hugged him and patted him comfortingly on the back, the witness said.
  • 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 family’s 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 neighbor’s 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...
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie – they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in “a ‘substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of their pet food.” (www.petfoodhonesty.com) Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...
  • Baltimore Cops Slit This Dog’s Throat—and One Got Away With It

    05/12/2015 8:15:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Daly
    An unattended Shar Pei had its carotid artery severed, and one of the two officers eventually charged with felony animal cruelty was let off by Freddie Gray prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. Baltimore cops gave new meaning to dying like a dog last summer after they received a report of an unattended pooch biting a woman on the hand. The pooch in question was a 7-year-old Shar Pei named Nala that had gotten away from its owner but had both a collar and an ID tag. The woman said that Nala had only bitten her after she saw the dog standing in...
  • Man Busts Window to Help Dog, Gets Arrested Anyway

    05/12/2015 8:07:32 PM PDT · by Altariel · 11 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | May 12, 2015 | Fred
    A man from Athens, Georgia saved a dog from overheating in a hot vehicle. Most of the time, when people try to help out a dog locked in a car, they’re seen as heroes. However this time, Michael Hammons isn’t facing a hero’s welcome, but is facing criminal charges for his efforts. According to Hammons, he decided to bust out the car window because, “I heard someone say there was a dog in distress in a hot car.” Hammons says he didn’t really think about it. When the Desert Storm vet heard someone needed help, he jumped to action almost...
  • Texas History Book Reccommendation

    05/12/2015 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Do you have a recommendation for a good book on Texas history?
  • Wisconsin's shame: "I thought it was a home invasion"

    04/20/2015 6:14:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at...
  • JUDGE OPENS DOOR FOR COPS TO STORM YOUR HOME Rules 3rd Amendment doesn't apply to law enforcement

    04/17/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 38 replies
    WND ^ | April 16, 2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes – and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American patriots – has just been dinged by a judge who ruled the provision doesn’t apply to police. In essence, that means police on official business could claim the legal right to bust into a private citizen’s home and occupy it. The determination from federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon was rendered when he dismissed a Third Amendment claim from a Henderson, Nevada, family who suffered that very fate. Anthony Mitchell and his...
  • Proposed Law Would Let Police Enter Homes Without Warrants And Shoot Dogs

    03/11/2015 5:46:03 AM PDT · by Altariel · 76 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Jackson Marciana
    A new bill has been proposed which would allow police officers to enter any home, regardless of whether or not they have a warrant, if there is a pit bull on the property. Even worse, the bill would allow officers to shoot and kill the dog if only a handful of conditions were met. The Huffington Post reported that measure would make Mississippi the only state in history with a policy against a specific dog breed. House Bill 1261 not only says police may enter homes without warrants, but they could actually kill the animal if they determine the dogs...
  • Domestic Disturbance Ends with Fatal Shooting of Burlington Woman

    01/07/2015 8:52:20 PM PST · by Altariel · 9 replies
    KBUR (Burlington, IA) ^ | January 7, 2015 | Mack Morris
    Burlington police aren’t saying anything, but one of their officers shot and killed a local woman late yesterday(Tues) morning in front of her house, after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim has been identified as 34-year old Autumn Steele of 104 South Garfield. The officer who shot her has not been named by the state Division of Criminal Investigation, which is now in charge of the case. A story in today’s(Wed) Hawk Eye says Steele had just been released from the county jail, after being arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly attacking her husband Gabriel. The newspaper...
  • Feds Sent Almost As Much Military Hardware to Local Cops After Ferguson Protests [Obama's Hypocrisy]

    12/31/2014 11:15:04 AM PST · by Altariel · 10 replies
    Reason.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    The police response to protests in Ferguso[n] over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown brought the issue of militarized police into the forefront of national dialogue.  The fight against police militarization became a sort of culture war thing. Eager to show that he sympathized with protesters and to distance himself from the actions and consequences of a federal government he's indisputably at the head of, President Obama ordered a review of the Pentagon's 1033 program, under which military surplus is sent to local law enforcement. Demilitarizing our cities and communities was always going to be an uphill battle;...
  • Sioux Falls couple says their children are victims of "medical kidnapping"

    12/27/2014 7:38:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 90 replies
    KSFY (Sioux Falls) ^ | December 22, 2014 | Bridget Bennett
    A Sioux Falls couple is preparing for a Christmas without their three children---who are now in the state's custody. Parents Molly and Mike say their children were taken from their home after taking their 2 month old son to the E-R for an unknown injury. They say similar stories can be found all over the U.S. "He wouldn't eat when he was crying we would see the cut on his tongue, so I called his doctor and he said we should take him to the ER. So we went to the ER," mother Molly Bowling said. The couple says they...
  • CPS Threatens Dad: Let Your Kids Play Outside and We'll Take Them Away

    12/26/2014 3:52:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 116 replies
    Reason.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    I received an update from the Maryland mom of two who was contacted by Montgomery Country Child Welfare Service in November after she let her kids, ages 6 and 10, play at the park two blocks from home by themselves. She was cited for allowing a child under age 8 "to be locked or confined in a dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle while the person charged is absent." The CPS worker decided "confined in a dwelling" was the same thing as "outside in a park."The higher ups at child services agreed that this was insane, and the case was closed—until this...
  • NYPD Freakout: "We've Become a 'Wartime' Police Department"

    12/26/2014 3:43:31 PM PST · by Altariel · 36 replies
    Reason.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    An email circulated among the New York Police Department sounds like a bad chain letter but it's very serious. The New York Post reports on the e-mail's contents: "IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest," the statement said."These are precautions that were taken in the 1970s when police officers were ambushed and executed on a regular basis," the statement added."We have, for the first time in a number of years, become a 'wartime' Police Department," the message concluded....
  • Cranford, New Jersey police officers come to rescue of choking dog

    12/26/2014 8:40:35 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    WABC ^ | December 23, 2014 | WABC Staff
    CRANFORD, N.J. (WABC) -- Three New Jersey police officers sprang into action to save a choking dog. On Friday night, Cranford police received a frantic 9-1-1 call reporting a choking dog in the field adjacent to Walnut Avenue School. During a game of catch, Leo, a Great Dane/Shepherd mix weighing over 140 pounds, began choking and couldn't breathe when a tennis ball became lodged in his throat. Officer Robert Jordan encircled the dog with his arms and attempted to clear the dog's airway using abdominal thrusts. Officers John Rattigan and Brian Trotter arrived and assisted in the rescue. When the...
  • Supreme Court Sides With Police In 4th Amendment Case Arising from Officer’s ‘Mistake of Law’

    12/20/2014 11:11:53 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Reason.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Damon Root
    In a decision issued this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the police in a case arising from an officer’s “mistake of law.” At issue in Heien v. North Carolina was a 2009 traffic stop for a single busted brake light that led to the discovery of illegal drugs inside the vehicle. According to state law at the time, however, motor vehicles were required only to have “a stop lamp,” meaning that the officer did not have a lawful reason for the initial traffic stop because it was not a crime to drive around with a single busted brake...
  • Spokane Deputy Promotes MRAP For Constitutionalists, Gun Owners: Full Clip

    12/20/2014 6:14:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    "So I'm thinking that is totally appropriate in Iraq, but where-what kind of situation in the U.S. would you see that happening?" "I mean, we've got a lot of constitutionalists, a lot of people that stockpile weapons, a lot of ammunition. You know, they have weapons here locally." (2:50-3:10)
  • Police Chief: Turn in Friends & Neighbors Who Are ‘Gun Enthusiasts’ So Cops Can ‘Vet’ Them

    12/07/2014 5:52:35 PM PST · by Altariel · 88 replies
    FreeThought Project ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Austin, Texas – In what sounds like something out of the Cold War Soviet Union playbook, Austin Police Chief, Art Acevedo urged the community to turn in neighbors and friends who are “gun enthusiasts” or who have “extreme” views, just days after Larry McQuilliams shot-up buildings in Austin.Acevedo, in a press conference, stated that he is fearful of “homegrown” terrorists like McQuilliams who harbor “hate” and have access to firearms.But what Americans should be fearful about isn’t the likes of McQuilliams, but rather the response by Acevedo on how to go about countering these perceived threats. While obviously no rational...