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  • (Freeper) Master Sergeant Christopher Grisham found guilty in right to carry trial

    03/31/2014 12:40:49 PM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    BREAKING: Master Sergeant Christopher Grisham has been found guilty of interfering with police duties, a class B misdemeanor. Grisham could face a possible $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail for the offense. The retrial of Fort Hood soldier C.J. Grisham began Monday after a jury was unable to come to a verdict in the case last month. Monday, the jury heard two witnesses testify including the Temple police officer who arrested Grisham as well as the woman who made the call to police. Temple police officer Steve Ermis took the stand to give his account of what...
  • Illinois toddler injured by razor blades glued to playground equipment

    03/27/2014 8:50:21 PM PDT · by Altariel · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2014 | Fox News
    An Illinois playground was bobby-trapped with straight-edged razors glued to equipment frequented by children, WQAD.com reported. The sharp razors were discovered by parents at Millennium Park in East Moline, near the state’s western border with Iowa. The parents say their 2-year-old son was cut by one of the blades on the monkey bars. "He said, 'Ouch,'" Sally Jenks, the boy's mom, told the station. "He started bleeding and we looked and they [the razors] were everywhere."
  • Texas Court Rules That Police May Introduce Illegally-Gathered Evidence At Trial

    03/23/2014 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 48 replies
    Western Journalism.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Doug Book
    Texas prosecutors are applauding a decision by the State Court of Criminal Appeals that provides police officers a second chance to present evidence which has been gathered contrary to Texas law and the 4th Amendment. The ruling literally offers law enforcement a “do-over,” an opportunity to secure a search warrant AFTER a home has been illegally searched, and AFTER evidence has been improperly obtained. In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates “were fixin’” to cook meth. Hours after the call–at 12:30 A.M...
  • Mom arrested while trying to console special needs son in school

    03/23/2014 4:15:46 AM PDT · by Altariel · 132 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 21, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Missouri resident Niakea Williams was at home, in bed when she got a phone call from Walnut Groves Elementary School. She was told that her son, Michael,who has Asperger’s syndrome, was panicking. Niakea quickly head over to her son’s school, got buzzed in, and immediately went to find Michael. As KMOV News 4 reports, what happened next has Ms. Williams furious. Ms. Williams, though she had been buzzed in as a “known parent” by school officials, apparently broke protocol when she did not sign in before heading to Michael’s classroom to console him. Williams admits this but feels she was...
  • Who uses birth control? Irresponsible people, says state senator

    03/22/2014 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 21, 2014 | Claire Kim
    <p>While discussing women’s reproductive health and the government’s role in adminstering health care, a Republican state senator said he believes birth control is used by people “who don’t necessarily want to act responsibly.”</p> <p>State Sen. Pete Kelly is pushing for a state-wide effort to combat and prevent fetal alcohol syndrome in Alaska by placing state-funded pregnancy test in bars, restaurants and private businesses. But when asked if he would offer the same resources for birth control, Kelly said he does not believe in increasing access to contraception because “the thinking is a little opposite.”</p>
  • Secret list: Having your name on this secret Michigan list of 275,000 people could cost you your job

    03/22/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    WXYZ (Detroit) ^ | March 20, 2014 | Heather Catallo
    LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - It’s a secret list that can cost you your family or your job. Once you’re on it, it can be very hard to get off. While some changes are being made to the law, many experts say it doesn’t go far enough. The state maintains something called the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry and the sole power to label you an abuser lies not with a judge or a jury, but with child protective services workers. And you may be surprised at how the state can define “abuse.” Anita Belle says she’s never been...
  • Kansas Bill Seeks to Legalize Police Retaliation

    03/18/2014 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    The Kansas House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice has introduced a bill that will require private citizens who file complaints against police officers to sign an affidavit, acknowledging that if their allegations are proven false, they can be charged with perjury, which is a felony charge. Furthermore, this bill prohibits a Kansas law enforcement agency from opening an investigation into a complaint if another law enforcement agency has already investigated the complaint and found in favor of the officer. In other words, this bill would allow police departments to arrest the people who file complaints against police officers....
  • UPDATE: Odessa Police Officer Arrested for Improper Sexual Activity with Person in Custody 3/14/14

    03/15/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    CBS 7 has obtained the two arrest affidavits for Odessa Police officer Salvador Becerra. In the affidavits, investigating Texas Ranger Brian Burney states on two separate traffic stops, Officer Becerra brought a female back to his patrol car, asked her breast size and proceeded to touch her breasts underneath her bra after a little bit more conversation. The most recent incident occurred on March 9th and soon after the female reported a complaint to OPD. The affidavit states Officer Becerra said "if she made an exception then they would not go to jail" since she released to him that she...
  • Father of Airman shot by Opelika police officer speaks out

    03/14/2014 10:13:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    WSFA.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Elisabeth White
    OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - News Leader 9's Elizabeth White spoke with the father of the 20-year-old Airman who was shot in the stomach March 6 by an Opelika police officer. It was the first on-camera interview Billy Davidson has done since the incident. He met with us in a parking lot just across the street from East Alabama Medical Center, where his son is still recovering with serious injuries to his stomach. Billy tells us his son is and has always been a good kid who is dedicated to his Air Force career. He is well-loved by his friends, family...
  • Mkombozi the stray dog saved the life of a newborn baby

    03/14/2014 9:33:07 PM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Mkombozi's story is legendary in Nairobi, Kenya, if not the world. The African dog currently resides at the Kenya SPCA where she spends her retirement sleeping in a soft bed and teaching school children about animal welfare. It’s a good role for her, considering how the stray dog ended up at her comfortable home. After all, back in 2005, Mkombozi became famous for saving an abandoned newborn baby and carrying her back to her ‘home’, where she was nursing her own young. The heroic dog reportedly found the infant, wrapped in rags, in the Ngong Forest where she was scavanging...
  • The NSA Is Using Facebook to Hack Into Your Computer

    03/12/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    This just in from the Edward Snowden vault of government secrets: The National Security Agency is breaking into "potentially millions of computers worldwide" and infecting them with malware "implants" as part of an effort that is increasingly relying on automated systems and not human oversight, according to a by First Look Media report published Wednesday. And the NSA is pretending to be Facebook to get the job done. "In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social-media site as a launching pad to infect a target's computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive,"...
  • Man Arrested For Blocking Traffic While Waiting For A Parking Spot

    03/07/2014 1:32:17 PM PST · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 5, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    The Lee County deputy approached the parked van and told Torockio he was under arrest, but the upset driver simply said, "I am not! Don't you have anything better to do?" The septuagenarian continued to resist arrest while yelling and screaming, "What are you going to do, beat up a 72-year-old man?" When another officer arrived, Torockio was arrested and charged with resisting an officer without violence, failure to obey police and violation of county park rules. His van was later towed.
  • Watch a man get stunned by the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone

    03/07/2014 1:04:35 PM PST · by Altariel · 54 replies
    Engadget ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zach Honig
    You're gonna want to steer clear of this CUPID. The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "stun copter," can deliver 80,000 volts of pure projectile terror directly into the skin of an ill-intentioned hoodlum. This is serious business for Chaotic Moon, the folks behind SharkPunch and the Pizza Hut touch table. The Austin-based design studio created the flying machine as a tech demo, but CUPID could be quickly brought to production whenever a personal security or law enforcement client sees fit. This prototype unit is based on a Tarot Hexacopter, originally designed to carry a digital SLR for video and...
  • Dog on leash shot and killed by York Deputy

    03/07/2014 10:01:14 AM PST · by Altariel · 88 replies
    The State.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Anna Douglas
    YORK COUNTY, SC — Alice Renee McGlone says her cats Rhett Butler and Tara will have to go on without Scarlett –– her 9-year-old Labrador retriever –– after a York County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed the dog when, he says, it charged him aggressively on Tuesday. McGlone’s friend Ron Montana buried Scarlett on Wednesday afternoon in her backyard, under a tree, on Clara Street in Rock Hill. Montana and McGlone say they’re outraged that the deputy used lethal force. But, sheriff’s officials say the deputy had no choice but to protect himself from the dog. “He hated to...
  • New Details Suggest Alternate Story of Mother Shot by Border Patrol Agent

    03/07/2014 9:19:57 AM PST · by Altariel · 8 replies
    Attorney Eugene Iredale, who represents the Alvarado family, said although the methamphetamine found in Tachiquin-Alvarado’s system was a significant amount, it may have been the result of diet medications or supplements. Iredale also acknowledged that Alvarado did have a “substance-abuse problem,” which could account for the drug finding. But Iredale said the new information about the 10 bullets, which caused 14 separate wounds, is more important. He said details about the angle of travel of those bullets reveals that the agent shot Alvarado while standing in front of her car, not while he was being carried along on the hood...
  • Alec Eugene Taylor arrested for beating, choking puppy to death

    03/06/2014 5:08:12 PM PST · by Altariel · 40 replies
    WJLA ^ | March 5, 2014 | Kevin Lewis
    WJLA) - A Baltimore city police officer, assigned to the 8th District, is on unpaid suspension amidst allegations he beat and strangled his seven-month-old puppy to death. On Feb. 26, Alec Taylor, 27, a five-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, returned to his apartment along the 13000 block of Castle Boulevard in Silver Spring. Upon entering the unit, Taylor noticed his Jack Russell Terrier, named Rocko, had defecated on the carpet. According to police, Taylor became enraged, beating the untrained dog with a mop, then using his bare hands to suffocate the puppy.
  • The ‘Incredible’ Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a ‘Lifetime’

    03/05/2014 7:49:12 AM PST · by Altariel · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 2, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month. “I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” the child recounted to CBS News. That’s because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind. Why? “Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Eckert explained to CBS.
  • N. Texas man sent to nursing home pushes to leave

    03/04/2014 4:52:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 18 replies
    MyFOXDFW ^ | Shaun Rabb
    <p>An 85-year-old North Texas man said he couldn't get out of a local hospital on Wednesday. Instead of going home, he ended up in a nursing home.</p> <p>Charlie Fink called FOX 4 for help Wednesday after he went into Richardson Methodist Hospital on Friday for hernia surgery and wasn't released.</p>
  • Roadside adventures with small-town cops in Electra, Texas

    03/03/2014 8:44:18 AM PST · by Altariel · 43 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Rodger Jones
    Here’s a YouTube that the Electra, Texas, convention and visitors bureau probably would like to see disappear from the firmament. It shows what can happen when cops with a bad attitude come up behind you at night and end up accusing you of the bad attitude. You can end up driving off with a couple of bogus tickets. Or, if you’re like the guy who produced the video, you can stand your ground and beat them at their own game. Ask yourself how you would handle something like this. You can imagine these two cops were the overgrown bully-boys who...
  • NCCU sophomore mistakenly jailed for 'doing the right thing'

    02/28/2014 10:39:54 AM PST · by Altariel · 57 replies
    WRAL ^ | February 26, 2014 | WRAL Staff
    DURHAM, N.C. — A 20-year-old sophomore communications major at North Carolina Central University, Lewis James Little sat in the Durham County jail for a month last year after he did what he says he thought was the right thing. He and several friends had been visiting the home of a childhood friend on Melbourne Street in east Durham on the night of June 21, 2013, when, he says, they discovered 25-year-old Michael Lee dead in the middle of the road. "I called the police – when none of the other guys were even thinking about it – trying to do...
  • Mississippi legislature votes to give attorney general his own “strike forces”

    02/28/2014 10:20:29 AM PST · by Altariel · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Radley Balko
    A troubling bill (PDF) that passed the Mississippi legislature last month would give the state’s attorney general three paramilitary-style “strike forces” to use around the state at his discretion. The bill is being pushed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who told the Associated Press, “These elite forces will respond to a specific high-crime area and hit gangs and drug dealers where they live. Give law enforcement the authority and the resources they need, and they will get the job done.” But it’s far from clear that the state really needs more strike forces with which to hit people. Mississippi already...
  • Conn. officer says woman sounds 'anti-American' for questioning gun control law

    02/28/2014 10:07:26 AM PST · by Altariel · 123 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Joe Newby
    In a video posted Thursday to YouTube, Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance is heard telling a woman identified as "GMN Producer Guerilla Girl Ashley" that she sounded anti-American for questioning the state's new gun control law. ***** "I want to know, if it comes down to it, will the police go to my home if my husband refuses to give up a weapon that was formerly legal and now has been made illegal by a corrupt legislature?" she asked. "Will the police actually go to my home and threaten my family, 'cause I'm scared to death?" "We don't...
  • Westminster Dog Show contender found breast cancer, saved owner’s life

    02/27/2014 10:44:16 AM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 4, 2014 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    This purebreed is pure hero. A Doberman pinscher competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City next week is being credited with saving his Staten Island owner’s life nearly three years ago by detecting her breast cancer. Troy, then a 4-month-old puppy, alerted Diane Papazian, 56, to a dangerous lump in her breast while they were cuddling in bed, said her husband, Harry. Diane thought it was peculiar how persistent the pooch was in his nuzzling, leading her to conduct a self-examination and to discover the lump. She underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy to beat...
  • Live to bark another day: Firefighters rescue Doberman from College Station house fire

    02/27/2014 10:40:29 AM PST · by Altariel · 7 replies
    TheEagle.com ^ | February 1, 2014 | ANDREA SALAZAR
    Zeus was on the living room couch when the fire broke out. That's where firefighters found the unconscious, adult male Doberman when they entered a home in the 600 block of Hartford Drive off Victoria Road in College Station Friday and immediately provided him with oxygen. He was taken to the Wellborn Road Veterinary Medical Center for treatment for smoke inhalation and will remain there for at least one night, said Dr. Brittany Frank, the veterinarian on his case. While Zeus has improved since arriving at the medical center and is able to walk on his own, Frank said he's...
  • Ohio traffic reporter's parody of the song 'Let it Go' from the Disney movie 'Frozen'

    02/26/2014 11:12:15 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Cincinnati traffic reporter has gained national attention for his dramatic on-air parody of a Disney movie song. WKRC's Bob Herzog changed 'Let it Go,' sung by Princess Elsa in the animated movie 'Frozen,' to 'Just Don't Go' to reference the winter weather. As images of cars skidding on ice and traffic conditions play, Herzog dramatically sings lines like: 'I must share what dispatchers say, all the traction's gone. School's closed or at least they're on a delay.'
  • Sept 2011: Five ft tall man with Down Syndrome beaten by Police-bulge in pants:Colostomy Bag

    02/25/2014 9:32:06 PM PST · by Altariel · 143 replies
    SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLORIDA - All Gilberto Powell, 22, a five foot tall man with Down Syndrome, wanted to do was walk a half block home from a friend's house, but this was enough time and distance for the police to intervene. Police "followed" Powell because they noticed a "bulge in his pants." He was not happy to see the cops; this was only his colostomy bag (which police ripped from his body). Powell was then beaten down in the street by police, leaving him bruised and battered from blows to the face. The beating officer insisted Powell ran, but Powell...
  • High Court Allows Disputed Home Search

    02/25/2014 4:59:06 PM PST · by Altariel · 127 replies
    AP ^ | February 25, 2014 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested. The justices declined to extend an earlier ruling denying entry to police when the occupants disagree and both are present. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the court's 6-3 decision holding that an occupant may not object to a search when he is not at home.
  • Newborn baby’s smell is as addictive as drugs or food: study

    02/24/2014 8:47:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    TORONTO – For women, smelling a newborn baby feels as good as drugs are to addicts or cheeseburgers to those just breaking a fast, new Montreal research suggests. A University of Montreal scientist says a newborn baby’s odour lights up the reward centres in our brain in a way other scents can’t. And for women – specifically moms – the experience, a rush of dopamine to the brain, is heightened. The reaction is so strong, it exists even if the baby isn’t in front of you. It’s chemistry between mom and baby. “What we’ve shown for the first time is...
  • New police training puts fewer limits on use of force

    02/20/2014 10:43:49 AM PST · by Altariel · 67 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 16, 2014 | Uriel J. Garcia
    As the New Mexico State Police and the Albuquerque Police Department have come under scrutiny in recent months for a rash of officer-involved shootings, the man who sets the tone for training police recruits in the state has instituted a curriculum that puts less restraint on officers in deciding when to use deadly force. “Evil has come to the state of New Mexico, evil has come to the Southwest, evil has come to the United States,” said Jack Jones, director of the Law Enforcement Academy, when asked about the new approach. The academy trains recruits for police departments across the...
  • Towns Say 'No Tanks' to Militarized Police

    02/20/2014 7:51:31 AM PST · by Altariel · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 6, 2014 | JENNIFER LEVITZ CONNECT
    Residents in some towns have begun standing up to the large armored vehicles that local police departments are receiving from the federal government. Six-figure grants from the Department of Homeland Security have been funding BearCats and other heavily fortified vehicles in towns and cities nationwide since soon after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Beginning last summer, the government also has handed out 200 surplus vehicles built to withstand mines and bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is considering requests from 750 more communities. Most police and citizens welcome the extra protection, saying recent mass shootings show any local force could find...
  • Columbus Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Dog

    02/19/2014 6:18:42 AM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies
    ABC 6 ^ | February 17, 2014 | James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan
    Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 08:02 PM EST WEST COLUMBUS (James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan) -- A family’s dog was fatally shot Sunday by police officers after they were called to the home because a moving truck was blocking traffic. Brittnay Bergman and Dustin Ramsey just moved into the house on South Wayne Ave. They said when officers came to their door, their three to four-year-old Boxer, Delilah, ran out of the house. "She jumped off the porch, growled at him. Put herself in the corner of our fence and greenhouse," Ramsey said. Ramsey said that's when the officer grabbed his weapon....
  • Son of woman killed by deputy speaks (Texas)

    02/18/2014 8:35:45 PM PST · by Altariel · 33 replies
    KVUE ^ | February 17, 2014 | by ASHLEY GOUDEAU and HEATHER KOVAR
    Son of woman killed by deputy speaks by ASHLEY GOUDEAU and HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News Bio | Email | Follow: @HeatherK_KVUE kvue.com Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM Updated today at 10:12 AM Still unknown if woman killed by Bastrop deputy was armed Sheriff's office won't release 911 calls, video in officer-involved shooting BASTROP COUNTY, Texas -- A modest house in Bastrop is now missing the person who made it home, Yvette Smith. "She was strong hearted, you know," said Anthony Bell, speaking of his mother. "Loving and caring, would do anything for her children. She worked...
  • Officials identify Euharlee teenager killed in officer-involved shooting

    02/18/2014 8:32:40 PM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Northwest Georgia News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Jeremy Stewart
    The Euharlee Police Department plans to release a statement today about the officer-involved shooting that left a 17-year-old Bartow County boy dead. Sherry Lang, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, identified the dead teen as Christopher Roupe on Sunday. Lang said Roupe was shot when he opened the door with a handgun pointing at two officers who had gone to his residence to serve two probation violation arrest warrants. “The officer fired one shot, striking Roupe,” she said in an emailed statement. Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget declined to name the officers Sunday, but said he expected to provide...
  • An Open Letter to the Men and Women of the Connecticut State Police

    02/16/2014 10:59:04 PM PST · by Altariel · 55 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | February 15, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    An Open Letter to the Men and Women of the Connecticut State Police: You are NOT the enemy (UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO BE.) The following letter was sent via email to members of the Connecticut State Police, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. There are 1,212 email addresses on the list. There were 62 bounce-backs. 15 February 2014 To the men and women of the Connecticut State Police and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection: My name is Mike Vanderboegh. Few of you will know who I am, or even will have heard of the Three Percent...
  • Family Says Moore Police Beat Father To Death

    02/16/2014 11:22:31 AM PST · by Altariel · 28 replies
    News 9 ^ | February 15, 2014 | Chris McKinnon
    MOORE, Oklahoma - Three Moore Police officers were put on administrative leave while detective investigate an in-custody death from overnight. The family of the man who died said police beat him badly and they recorded it with a cell phone camera. Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at the Warren Theater around midnight. Nair said she slapped her daughter then stormed away. Her husband, Luis, chased after her. That was when the family said officers confronted Luis Rodriguez and asked to see his identification. According to Lunahi and Nair, he tried to...
  • ‘Killer cops aren’t welcome here!’ Officer Who Murdered Kelly Thomas, Driven Out Of Restaurant

    02/13/2014 7:29:01 AM PST · by Altariel · 125 replies
    Political Blind Spot ^ | February 12, 2014 | Pbspot admin
    One of the police officers who infamously murdered Kelly Thomas, was recently spotted at a Southern California Denny’s restaurant. Customers instantly recognized the killer cop as Manuel Ramos, who was recorded on surveillance video beating unarmed Kelly Thomas to death, as he screamed for help. As Ramos tried to chug his drink before leaving the restaurant, customers yelled. “Killer cops aren’t welcome here.” . Last month, Ramos and his partner Jay Cicinelli were found “not guilty” of murder, even though the homeless, mentally ill man offered no resistance to their brutal assault. Ramos showed no mercy to Kelly Thomas when...
  • On Your Side: Law enforcement seizes money without arrest

    02/06/2014 10:34:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 99 replies
    MyNews4.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | MyNews4.com
    WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Imagine getting pulled over for a traffic stop, and instead of getting a ticket, the officer takes your money. All of it. It happened to one man recently, who was driving on Interstate 80 through Northern Nevada. Now, he is fighting back. It's a case that focuses on our rights: Can law enforcement take your money or property, even if you are not charged with a crime? The driver was Tan Nguyen of California. He has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney. His attorney, John...
  • How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

    02/05/2014 2:39:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 59 replies
    Popular Science ^ | February 3, 2014 | Rose Pastore
    When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into the body, to stop bleeding from an artery. It’s an agonizing process that doesn't always work--if bleeding hasn't stopped after three minutes of applying direct pressure, the medic must pull out all the gauze and start over again. It’s so painful, “you take the guy’s gun away first,” says former U.S. Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh. Even with this emergency treatment, many soldiers...
  • Kidnapped 6-Year-Old Bravely Asks For Help in Store Bathroom

    02/02/2014 4:48:08 AM PST · by Altariel · 24 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 1, 2014 | Fox News Insider
    A 6-year-old girl who was kidnapped outside of her Houston, Texas home was rescued after she asked for help in a store bathroom. Authorities say 23-year-old Joaquin Ramos abducted Kelly Tellez while her mother was unloading groceries, then took her to Target because he had to use the restroom. He told her to go use the bathroom as well. Once inside the restroom, she asked a woman for help.
  • TX: Grand jury declines to indict officer who killed homeowner

    01/31/2014 4:02:45 PM PST · by Altariel · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 29, 2014 | Deanna Boyd
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A Fort Worth police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting a 72-year-old Texas homeowner while investigating a burglary alarm at the wrong house, a Tarrant County jury decided Wednesday. The decision to "no-bill" R.A. "Alex" Hoeppner in the death of Jerry Waller came a week after prosecutors began presenting the case to the grand jury. Waller died May 28 after being shot multiple times by Hoeppner as the officer and a partner searched for a possible burglary suspect after being dispatched to a burglary alarm call across the street. Family members have said Waller,...
  • Super Bowl Snipers

    01/31/2014 1:06:00 PM PST · by Altariel · 41 replies
    My 9 New Jersey ^ | Updated: Jan 29, 2014 10:45 AM CST | My 9 New Jersey
    East Rutherford, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Along with excited and eager fans, SWAT teams and Snipers will be attending Super Bowl XLVIII. The reason for such high precautions is because the Super Bowl is a level one national security event. Former FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam explains how snipers work in coordination with SWAT teams to give the fans and players ultimate safety. “If you have an active shooter or you have anyone who may have a bomb. Snipers have a better angle then anyone who is on the ground to actually hit that target. It’s an entire team that communicates....
  • Did police go too far by shoving Fox 2 reporter M.L. Elrick?

    01/30/2014 7:15:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    Motor City Muckraker ^ | January 29, 2014 | Steve Neavling
    Two Detroit cops shoved Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter M.L. Elrick on Tuesday while he tried to interview Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry at the start of a public council meeting. Video shows the Fox 2 reporter getting prepared to ask Cushingberry a question at the entrance of the meeting when two officers forcefully pushed Elrick back. It was an odd reaction by security because reporters commonly approach council members before meetings. Fox 2 has launched a complaint with Police Chief James Craig. In the video, Elrick refers to Motor City Muckraker and the time I ended up in the emergency room...
  • U.S. Army’s elite Special Forces train with local cops in a secretive joint exercise

    01/22/2014 9:43:24 AM PST · by Altariel · 76 replies
    BenSwann.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Ben Swann
    Unwarranted NSA surveillance, the passage of NDAA, stop and frisk programs, and the rise of warrior cops, have essentially turned America into a centralized police state. Blurring the lines between the U.S. military and local sheriff departments sets a dangerous precedent that erodes freedom and civil liberties.Those lines are being blurred right now in South Carolina.According to The State, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will participate in secretive joint exercise Monday and Tuesday with unnamed units from Ft. Bragg.The drills are scheduled to run up to midnight on both days and occur primarily in Lower Richland, around Hopkins and Eastover....
  • Cops Beat a Deaf Man for Seven Minutes Because He didn’t Respond to Their Yelling

    01/16/2014 8:07:19 AM PST · by Altariel · 56 replies
    Pearl Pearson is a 64 year-old diabetic deaf driver who resides in the Oklahoma City area. On the evening of January 3rd, Pearl crossed paths with the wrong cops. The following is the story according to Pearl Pearson and family of what happened that night: What’s the story? At this time, only limited details can be provided since this case is under investigation. 1. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulled Pearl over late in the evening on January 3, 2014. Pearl pulled over as he should. 2. Pearl’s driver’s license indicates he is Deaf. He also has a placard in his...
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Now Has a SWAT Team

    01/11/2014 8:57:42 PM PST · by Altariel · 33 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | January 10, 2014 | Brantley Hargrove
    The man in the photo to the left isn't a Ranger in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. He's a Texas game warden, kitted out to check your deer tags or lead a paramilitary, kick-the-door-in assault on your tent. The militarization of every possible law enforcement entity in America is complete: Texas Parks and Wildlife now has a SWAT team. The 25-man unit can deploy anywhere in the state within four hours, TPWD boasts, and is modeled after what military types call a "force multiplier," which basically means that these guys can shoot a bunch of bullets. At what, you ask? In this...
  • Prosecutors: Chicago Cop Shoved Elderly Gas Station Customer [Breaking 89-Year-Old Man's Hip]

    12/27/2013 9:58:00 PM PST · by Altariel · 50 replies
    CBS Local (Chicago) ^ | December 21, 2013 | CBS Local
    (STMW) – A veteran Chicago Police officer is accused of shoving an elderly gas station customer in Oak Lawn, leaving the 89-year-old man with a broken hip, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday, the Sun-Times is reporting. David Barrett allegedly became upset on Dec. 12 when a pump began malfunctioning at a Shell gas station, near 105th Street and Cicero, and went inside to complain. The victim, who was in line in front of the 58-year-old Barrett, asked him to calm down, prosecutors said. Barrett reacted by pushing the senior citizen in the chest with his hands, causing him to fall,...
  • Public workers caught running red lights 11,500 times

    12/27/2013 9:34:44 PM PST · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 26, 2013 | David Kidwell, Alex Richards and John Chase
    Public workers ran Chicago red lights more than 11,500 times in the past seven years, driving everything from CTA buses and garbage trucks to unmarked police cars and City Hall sedans, according to a Tribune examination of automated camera tickets. In most cases when the $100 tickets came back to the city, officials say, the drivers were tracked down and made to pay the fines. But in the case of the Chicago Transit Authority, the fare-paying public pays the tab. The agency has paid the city about $148,000 in red light fines since 2010, after the transit union challenged the...
  • Fullerton Police Lawyers: Kelly Thomas Killed Himself

    12/11/2013 10:10:14 AM PST · by Altariel · 57 replies
    Ocweekly.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | R. Scott Moxley
    Day One of the prosecution's case against two Fullerton cops accused of using excessive force in 2011 to kill an unarmed homeless man had an eerie resemblance to another trial that landed Orange County in embarrassing international headlines a decade ago. In Corona del Mar, three young men--including the son of a wealthy, corrupt assistant sheriff--got a 16-year-old girl highly intoxicated and, after she'd fallen unconscious, stripped her before videotaping themselves sexual assaulting her vagina and rectum with a Tree Top Apple Juice can, pool cue, Snapple bottle and lit cigarette. Defense lawyers put Jane Doe, that victim, on trial...
  • Northern Idaho Woman Sues Over Warantless Search

    12/11/2013 10:01:38 AM PST · by Altariel · 31 replies
    AP Yahoo! ^ | December 9, 2013 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman has sued the city of Post Falls and police officials after her northern Idaho home was searched without a warrant. In a lawsuit filed against the city, Police Chief Scot Haug, and several police officers in Coeur d'Alene's U.S. District Court last week, Melissa A. Miller contends she sustained physical injuries, emotional pain, lost wages and other damages because of the search.
  • Lawsuit: Cop Tasers Cop, Innocent Man Dies

    12/11/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Christopher Robbins
    Police officers fatally shot an emotionally distressed man eight times in his Harlem apartment after one cop accidentally shot his fellow officer with a Taser, prompting the injured officer to scream "He's stabbing me, shoot him!"