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  • Surprise! The Vegas Cop Killers Weren't So Right-Wing After All

    06/16/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Every. Damn. Time. Tucked away in their backstory of anti-social behavior, an inconvenient nugget of truth about the couple responsible for killing three people, including two police officers, in Las Vegas:
  • Vegas rampage underscores the rise of violent radicals; cop killings up 53%

    06/10/2014 2:18:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Kelly Riddell
    Sunday’s slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups. After shooting the policemen at point-blank range, the husband and wife killers took the officers’ weapons and reportedly covered them with a Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me.” The officers’ killers — Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda — had been at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during his...
  • Un-REAL: NC Mayor Cancels Memorial for Fallen Cop, Attends Funeral of Thug Who Killed Him

    04/10/2014 9:11:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 4/10/14 | Duane Lester
    I smell a recall election: One-thousand “brothers in blue” came to pay their respects this afternoon to Officer Alexander Thalmann, 22, killed in the line of duty in New Bern, N.C., last week. Thalmann’s partner, Officer Justin Wester, 23, is recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg from the shootout that left convicted felon, Bryan Stallings, 35, dead. The incident happened March 28, in the housing projects known as Craven Terrace. The town’s grief was made even more painful by the local administration’s handling of events following the young officer’s death. For unknown reasons, newly elected, Mayor Dana Outlaw...
  • Academia hearts the Weather Underground

    04/03/2013 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | April 2, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, I reminded you about the bloody history of convicted Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, whom left-wing bleeding heart director Robert Redford pays homage to in his new fictional movie “The Company You Keep.” Boudin’s son, Chesa, was raised by America-bashing and flag-trashing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. As I told you, he won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, graduated from Yale, and is now a Yale Law School fellow. Mama Boudin was paroled in 2003, and now the NYPost reports that she is teaching at Columbia (h/t JWF):
  • Searchers struggle to pick up trail of former Los Angeles cop wanted in killing spree

    02/08/2013 5:26:28 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 180 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/13 | ap
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. – All that was left were footprints leading away from Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup truck, and an enormous, snow-covered mountain where he could be hiding among the skiers, hundreds of cabins and dense woods. More than 100 officers, including SWAT teams, were driven in glass-enclosed snow machines and armored personnel carriers to hunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage to get back at those he blamed for ending his police career. Video of LAPD Conf at mtn site. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/08/searchers-struggle-to-pick-up-trail-former-los-angeles-cop-wanted-in-killing/#ixzz2KMKqPGwM
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading (cop killer "poetry")

    05/09/2011 1:49:43 PM PDT · by library user · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2011 | By Neil Munro
    Here’s an opportunity to relive your high-school poetry classes.First Lady Michelle Obama has scheduled a poetry evening for Wednesday, and she’s invited several poets, including a successful Chicago poet and rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common.” However, Lynn is quite controversial, in part because his poetry includes threats to shoot police and at least one passage calling for the “burn[ing]” of then-President George W. Bush.Back in 2003, First Lady Laura Bush held a poetry evening, and she invited several poets to reprise the work of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman. Although none of those poets had urged...
  • Nation's Top Cop Vows All-Out Effort To Stop "Simply Unacceptable" Rise In Murder Of Police Officers

    03/22/2011 10:55:22 PM PDT · by topher · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | by Mike Levine
    The nation's top cop vowed Tuesday to "do all that we can" to combat what he called a "simply unacceptable" number of local and federal law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. In brief remarks before a closed-door meeting with police chiefs from around the country, Attorney General Eric Holder said nothing is "off the table," including an Obama administration push for Congress to approve new legislation. "In recent months, we have really seen a dramatic rise in the number of police officers and other law enforcement agents who have been killed in the line of duty," Holder...
  • How judges kill

    07/03/2010 2:29:52 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 03, 2010 | Editorials
    Eight people were shot -- two fatally -- in four separate incidents in Brooklyn Wednesday night. Last month, 26 people were shot, three fatally, over the course of one weekend in Chicago -- grisly, but a marked improvement over the Windy City's previous weekend, when more than 50 were shot, with eight dying. An argument for tougher gun control? But New York City and Chicago already have some of the most stringent gun-control laws in America -- to no apparent good effect. So perhaps the real issue is a fundamental cultural disrepect for the value of human life -- and...
  • Feral Cops: They Shot The Dog! Again!(SWAT Team Rampage)

    05/06/2010 6:42:17 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 77 replies · 1,214+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 05/06/2010 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    Watch this video at your peril. You will rethink every good thought you ever had about Modern Compliance Enforcement Officers (MCEO). Yes, they shot the dog. Again and again and again. As the crackshots they invariably are, it took four rounds to com
  • VIDEO: Mexican Security Chief Ambushed In Michoacan; Seven Cops Assassinated In Ciudad Juarez

    04/24/2010 5:23:46 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/24/10 | Friends of Ours
    Public Safety Secretary Minerva Bautista, the top security official in Mexico's western state of Michoacan where the cult-like drug cartel La Familia has been engaged in an insurgency against the government, was wounded today in an ambush which killed four others as reported by Gustavo Ruiz for The Associated Press: She was traveling in a bullet-resistant sport utility vehicle. State Attorney General Jesus Montejano told the local Milenio television station that the attackers used assault rifles, grenades, a grenade launcher and a powerful .50-caliber sniper rifle whose rounds are capable of penetrating bullet-resistant materials. * * * The dead included...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Arizona Sheriff Says Cops Are Being Killed by Illegal Aliens; Joins Call for U.S. Troops at Border

    04/20/2010 9:41:44 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 53 replies · 2,712+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 04202010 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    Law enforcement officials from the Arizona counties hardest hit by illegal immigration say they want U.S. troops to help secure the border, to prevent the deaths of more officers at the hands of criminals who enter the country illegally. “We’ve had numerous officers that have been killed by illegal immigrants in Arizona,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Monday at a Capitol Hill news conference. “And that shouldn’t happen one time.” Babeu said the violence in Arizona has reached “epidemic proportions” and must be stopped. “In just one patrol area, we’ve had 64 pursuits -- failure to yield for an...
  • Marc Lamont Hill - Back At Fox? (A man who looks up to cop-killers is back on O'Reilly)

    12/08/2009 6:29:27 PM PST · by FrontPageMag.com · 36 replies · 1,144+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | December 8, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    He's ba-aaack. Or at least, he seems to be. Bill O'Reilly's impact segment on tonight's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor" featured a discussion about providing health care for illegal immigrants between O'Reilly and none other than Marc Lamont Hill. As I noted on October 16, Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media (AIM) reported Fox News had fired Marc Lamont Hill. Hill later confirmed this to The Huffington Post. The firing occurred after David Horowitz revealed Hill's admiration of Assata Shakur, a cop-killer who fled for refuge to Castro's Cuba. Kincaid then devoted a number of articles to Hill's heroes,...
  • The War on Cops Is Getting Worse

    12/05/2009 3:45:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies · 796+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 5, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    The left's police-hating chickens are coming home to roost. While partisan liberals have gone out of their way to blame conservative media and the Tea Party movement for creating a "climate of hate," they're silent on the cultural and literal war on cops that has raged for decades -- and escalated tragically this year. The total number of law-enforcement officers shot and killed this year is up 19 percent over last year, reports the Christian Science Monitor. More officers have died in ambush incidents this year than in any other since 2000. The Lakewood, Wash., massacre on Thanksgiving weekend claimed...
  • Alleged Seattle Cop Killer is 'Terrorist'

    11/08/2009 12:25:52 PM PST · by Baladas · 33 replies · 1,429+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-08-09 | staff
    SEATTLE, Washington (Nov. 8) - A suspect in the shooting of a Seattle, Washington, police officer is also believed to be behind the bombing of four police cars, Seattle Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said at a press conference Saturday. Christopher Monfort, 41, remained hospitalized in serious condition after being shot by officers during a confrontation Friday. "This man, from everything that we can tell, appears to be a lone domestic terrorist," Pugel said. Monfort was in custody at the hospital, but no charges had yet been filed, a Seattle police spokeswoman told CNN. Charges could be filed as early...
  • Marc Lamont Hill Isn't Just An Admirer of Cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, He's His publisher.

    10/07/2009 3:47:21 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 96 replies · 5,125+ views
    Newsreal Blog ^ | Oct. 6, '09 | David Swindle
    Not only is Fox News Contributor Marc Lamont Hill an admirer of convicted cop killer and radical Icon Mumia Abu-Jamal, he's also his publisher. AIM's Cliff Kincaid discovered that Abu-Jamal has been promoted on Hill's now-deleted myspace site; but it goes even further. For two years, I read Hill's blog daily. His views are indeed radical. He frequently praised Castro and Khallid Muhammed, along with other criminals and dictators. Here's Abu-Jamal's warm introduction by Hill: "I am thrilled to announce that Mumia Abu-Jamal has joined the Barbershop as a weekly contributor!! His column, 'Live from Death Row', will appear every...
  • Dozens march for Mixon, against police

    03/26/2009 6:31:46 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 39 replies · 998+ views
    SFGate ^ | (03-25) 09 | Charles Burress
    About 60 people marched and rallied in Oakland on Wednesday to condemn the police and honor Lovelle Mixon, who was killed by Oakland police after he fatally shot four officers Saturday.
  • Bullets from the Underground (NY Brink's Murders 1981)

    10/11/2008 8:05:53 PM PDT · by red flanker · 32 replies · 1,105+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | November 2, 1981 | Claudia Wallis
    A bloody robbery attempt brings a roundup of '60s fugitives The armored Brink's truck pulled up to the Nanuet National Bank near suburban Nyack, N. Y., shortly before 4 p.m. and two guards began loading $1.6 million in cash. Suddenly three armed men in ski masks jumped out of a red van and opened fire. One guard was killed instantly and the other critically wounded. The three bandits and an accomplice dashed off with the loot. "They didn't even ask them to hand over the money," declared an incredulous witness. "They just blasted away." The robbers changed conveyances at a...
  • Barack Obama’s Cop-Killer Supporters [MUST READ]

    10/05/2008 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 745+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | October 5, 2008 | Jim Kouri
    While Barack Obama’s friends and supporters in the news media downplay his friendship and business relationship with former terrorist and Marxist university professor Willam Ayers, one aspect of the Ayers terrorism saga that’s totally ignored is his reputation as a cop-killer. For instance, in Nyack, New York, Ayers’ terrorist group the Weather Underground launched an armored-car robbery that left two Nyack, NY police officers—Officer Waverly Brown and Sergeant Ed O’Grady—mortally wounded. In addition, the Brinks armored-car driver, Peter Paige was also shot to death by the Weathermen. Quite simply, Ayers’ group of killers left five children without fathers as a...
  • Profiling Cop Killers

    10/01/2008 3:31:56 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies · 531+ views
    For the past two years, The Bulletin has been campaigning for more accountability by parole boards and judges. Numerous articles have documented light sentencing and early paroles for those who have murdered Philadelphia police officers during this period. What follows is the account given by confidential sources concerning the criminal history and prison records of four murderers of Philadelphia police officers:
  • Taliban assassinate high-profile woman police officer

    09/28/2008 6:10:39 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies · 601+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 28, 2008 | By John F. Burns
    KABUL: In an attack claimed by the Taliban, two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed Afghanistan's most high-profile female police officer on Sunday as she prepared to leave for work in the southern city of Kandahar. The police in the city said she died instantly from gunshot wounds to her head. Her 18-year-old son, driving her car, was seriously wounded and taken to the hospital. The police officer, Malalai Kakar, who was in her mid-forties with six children, was an iconic figure among women's groups in Afghanistan and abroad. Often profiled in the Afghan and foreign news media, she...
  • Patterns In Killings Of Police Officers Being Ignored

    09/25/2008 4:18:28 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 6 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 09/25/2008 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Guess what the Philadelphia cop killers all have in common? http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20136673&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
  • Another fallen Phila. officer leaves city reeling

    09/24/2008 3:06:26 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 50 replies · 177+ views
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/29661459.html ^ | 09/24/08 | Barbara Boyer, Dwight Ott , Andrew Maykuth
    A 30-year-old Philadelphia policeman was shot and killed yesterday by a wanted felon who fired several times into the fallen officer as he lay wounded on a North Philadelphia street. "He stood over the top of him and killed him," said Homicide Capt. James Clark, who called the killing of Officer Patrick McDonald an "execution." --snip-- The gunman was identified as Daniel Giddings, 27, who was recently released from state prison after serving time for a 1998 robbery and aggravated assault
  • Your Help Needed in Shooting of Former Officer (Houston, TX)

    07/23/2008 4:35:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 173+ views
    News Radio 740 (KTRH) ^ | July 23, 2008 | Bill O'Neil
    Investigators are hoping you might be able to point them in the right direction as they search for who is responsible for a shooting that left the Houston Police Department's first Hispanic female officer wounded. 78-year-old Velia Ortega was visiting family members at the Plum Creek Apartments at 6969 South Loop East Monday afternoon, when she was wounded by the gunfire. Investigators say they want to question 17-year-old Bruno Aviles and 20-year-old Andrew Garcia in connection with the shooting. Authorities believe the pair may have been involved in a dispute over a vehicle with members of Ortega's family.
  • Miami Police get OK for more Firepower (Assault Rifles)

    09/16/2007 2:35:18 PM PDT · by flattorney · 39 replies · 592+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept 15, 2007 | Jack Dolan
    - - Miami's new policy reflects the growing trend of police departments adding firepower to compete with heavily armed criminals Citing a dramatic increase in the availability of high-powered, semiautomatic assault rifles -- like the one used Thursday to kill a Miami-Dade County police officer -- Miami Police Chief John Timoney has for the first time authorized patrol officers to start carrying similarly lethal weapons. A burgeoning ''arms race'' between police and heavily armed drug gangs forced him to sign the new policy earlier this week, Timoney said. That was even before Thursday's lopsided confrontation between four pistol-toting county police...
  • Cop Killers in High Places

    07/19/2007 9:43:00 PM PDT · by gpapa · 7 replies · 498+ views
    City Journal ^ | July 19, 2007 | Heather Mac Donald
    When newspapers and black leaders assault the police, small wonder that criminals follow suit. New York police officers have yet to hold a “no justice, no peace” rally in Brooklyn, where three black thugs in a stolen BMW fatally gunned down Officer Russel Timoshenko on July 9. Nor have New York’s Finest stopped patrolling Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Central Harlem, where they put their lives at risk every day to protect residents from violent crime. Yet under the race-baiting precedents established by Al Sharpton, New York City Councilman (and former Black Panther) Charles Barron, and New York Times columnists and editors,...
  • FBI to Review '81 Vice Probe

    02/22/2007 1:03:49 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 3 replies · 439+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 2/20/2007 | Nick Budnick
    Police chief, DA ask for help after killings by cops are allegedAllegations of unlawful killings involving one or more Portland cops more than two decades ago have prompted Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer and Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk to bring in the FBI. The allegations, which were aired by a prominent local criminal defense lawyer and described by Portland Tribune columnist Phil Stanford, caused the two local officials to ask the FBI to review a 1981 probe of assorted felonies by several then-members of a special unit of the Portland Police Bureau. Stanford’s columns described allegations that longtime...
  • 8 arrested in 1971 cop-killing tied to Black Panthers (updated)

    01/23/2007 11:58:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 42 replies · 2,004+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/23/7 | MARCUS WOHLSEN
    San Francisco -- Eight men were arrested Tuesday in the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer that authorities say was part of a black power group's five-year effort to attack and kill law enforcement officers in San Francisco and New York. Police said all eight are believed to be former members of the Black Liberation Army, a violent offshoot of the Black Panther Party. The Aug. 29, 1971 shooting death of Sgt. John V. Young, 51, at a San Francisco police station was one in a series of attacks by BLA members on law enforcement officials on both...
  • CA APNewsAlert { Black Panthers Arrested for 1971 Cop Killing }

    01/23/2007 8:00:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 652+ views
    Authorities say at least two men with ties to the Black Panthers have been arrested in the 1971 killing . . .
  • Fighting For Justice For Slain Officer Faulkner [Mumia Abu-Jamal......]

    12/08/2006 4:47:15 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 872+ views
    Fighting For Justice For Slain Officer Faulkner (CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA Twenty five years ago Saturday, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered on a Center City street. On Friday, his widow and 500 supporters are vowing to keep his convicted killer behind bars. At the same time, those who support Mumia Abu-Jamal say he was unjustly convicted. 25 years after Officer Daniel Faulkner was murdered, friends hugged and comforted his widow, much the way they did that freezing December morning in 1981 when he was gunned down near 13th and Locust streets. For Maureen Faulkner, so much, yet so little...
  • COMMISH REOPENS PROBE IN '72 CASE [Cop Killers in Nation of Islam Mosque!!]

    10/08/2006 6:30:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 6 replies · 677+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 8, 2006 | PHILIP MESSING
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has launched a probe into what is widely considered one of the most embarrassing episodes in NYPD history: the coverup of a cop killing in Louis Farrakhan's Harlem mosque April 14, 1972. Thirty-four years after he landed on the scene of the notorious Harlem mosque murder as a young sergeant, top cop Kelly told The Post he has assigned members of the Major Case Squad to reopen the investigation into the slaying of Police Officer Philip Cardillo inside a Nation of Islam mosque. "There is a feeling in certain quarters that there are a lot of...
  • Cheeky Like A Fox

    09/26/2006 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 693+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 Sept 2006 | Staff
    The Border: It takes a lot of nerve for a chief of state to criticize another nation's crime rate. It takes even more nerve to ship one's own criminals there and then complain about the crime rate. Two weeks ago, when U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza warned tactfully about an explosion of crime on the Mexican border and urged U.S. citizens to be cautious there, he was only doing his job. But it didn't take long for Mexican President Vicente Fox and Foreign Minister Ernesto Derbez to jump all over the U.S., piously claiming that crime at the border...
  • Art Show's Backers Hold Protest Rally (UNIVERSITY PULLS ART OF NJ COP KILLER, BOMBER)

    09/16/2006 8:22:05 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 34 replies · 1,311+ views
    PortlandPressHerald/MaineSundayTelegram ^ | Saturday, September 16, 2006 | By DAVID HENCH, Staff Writer
    Scores of students, activists and others marched through Portland on Friday carrying the reproduced artwork of the imprisoned radical Thomas Manning and scolding the University of Southern Maine for canceling an exhibit of his work. Staff photo by Gregory Rec David Bidler, Rebekah Yonan and Ryan Edwards hold works of art by Thomas W. Manning at the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Friday. About 100 people walked from USM to Congress Square with Manning's art to protest its removal from a USM gallery show last week. Manning is in prison for killing a New Jersey state trooper. Some...
  • Maine: Cop-killer's artwork displayed as example of "political prisioner"

    09/07/2006 11:01:27 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 21 replies · 923+ views
    USM Area Gallery , Woodbury Campus Center Bedford Street, Portland Friday, September 1st - Friday, October 20th Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m. Serving free organic food by Portland Victory Garden Project Remarks by well-known activist Ray Luc Levasseur Followed with a performance by the Boston-based troupe Presente Symposium Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11:45-1 p.m. Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center A provocative exhibit Can't Jail the Spirit: Art by "Political Prisoner" Tom Manning and Others will be on view at the Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Friday, Sept. 1-Friday, Oct. 20. The opening reception, serving free organic food by...
  • Senior Mexican police officer shot dead in Cancun

    06/27/2006 3:50:32 PM PDT · by txdoda · 15 replies · 358+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-27-06 | none
    MEXICO CITY, June 27 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a senior police officer in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Monday night, blowing his head open in the latest grisly assassination to hit the country. Police officials in Cancun said local police chief of staff Wilfrido Flores, 56, and his bodyguard were shot dead in their car in a busy avenue in the Caribbean resort, one of Mexico's biggest tourist pulls, just before midnight. However they played down links to a spate of similar killings in cities like Acapulco and Tijuana in a brutal war among drugs cartels and security forces....
  • Abu-Jumal resolution splits Pa. Senate on racial lines

    06/21/2006 3:25:44 PM PDT · by tiggs · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Philadelphia INQUIRER ^ | Wed, Jun. 21, 2006 | Amy Worden
    HARRISBURG - Nearly 25 years after the slaying of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, the racial divide over his killer's conviction was reflected today in a vote on a state Senate resolution. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the measure condemning the French city of St.-Denis for naming a street in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for shooting Faulkner during a traffic stop. But the resolution prompted rare debate and ended in a 44-4 vote split along racial lines. The only "no" votes came from African-American senators, all from Philadelphia. Sen. Vincent Hughes (D., Phila.) said...
  • A shiny new shield for New York's Finest

    12/22/2005 8:01:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 553+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 22, 2005 | Editorial
    Out of the murders of NYPD Detectives Dillon Stewart and Daniel Enchautegui, and the shootings of nine of their brothers in blue since June, some good has come. The state Legislature yesterday passed, and Gov. Pataki was set to sign, two new laws that will make the streets of New York far safer, both for police and the citizens they risk their lives to protect. The legislative centerpiece is the Crimes Against Cops Act, the fruit of a Daily News campaign that began just 10 days ago as a cry for action after the slayings of Stewart and Enchautegui. We...
  • Pataki Wants Death Penalty for Killers of Police

    12/17/2005 11:55:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 452+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2005 | WINNIE HU
    Gov. George E. Pataki will call state lawmakers into a special session on Wednesday to vote on new legislation that seeks to curb illegal gun trafficking and permit the death penalty for those convicted of murdering a police officer. Mr. Pataki's push for legislative action comes after the recent fatal shootings of two New York City police officers, Dillon Stewart and Daniel Enchautegui. The deaths have prompted finger-pointing among Republican and Democratic leaders in Albany over why antigun measures have stalled. During a news conference in Manhattan yesterday, Mr. Pataki said that he would send two bills, one addressing illegal...
  • Police name Beshenivsky murder suspects [Brit cop killers Yusuf, Mustaf and Imtiaz]

    11/25/2005 9:52:50 AM PST · by aculeus · 9 replies · 520+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | November 25, 2005 | by Staff and agencies
    Police today named the three men wanted in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky. The suspects were named as Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, 24, originally from Burnley; Mustaf Jama, 25, from the north Kensington area of London, and his brother, 19-year-old Yusuf, from the same area. PC Beshenivsky was shot last Friday while investigating an armed robbery at travel agent in Bradford. Detective Superintendent Andy Brennan, leading the hunt for the killers, appealed for information about the suspects.
  • Guard recalls shootout, Hyattes' escape

    09/30/2005 1:03:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/30/5 | SCOTT BARKER
    KINGSTON — A prison guard calmly testified this morning how he fired 11 rounds from his revolver and his wounded partner's pistol during a brazen daylight escape by an inmate and his wife last month. Larry "Porky" Harris testified at a court hearing that he and correction officer Wayne "Cotton" Morgan were returning George Hyatte, 34, to a prison van after an appearance at the Roane County Courthouse. He said he didn't notice Jennifer Hyatte, 31, a former prison nurse and mother of three, come up to them in the parking lot until George Hyatte shouted, "Shoot him!" "As Cotton...
  • Court to hear challenge to fingerprints

    09/07/2005 9:21:01 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 556+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | September 7, 2005 | Denise Lavoie (A.P.)
    BOSTON -- No two fingerprints are exactly alike. For nearly a century, that widely accepted belief has been enough for police, juries and the general public to feel confident that a fingerprint match in a criminal case is all the proof needed for a conviction. But lawyers for a man who is facing his second trial in the killing of a Boston police officer are challenging the accuracy of fingerprint analysis and asking the state's highest court to prohibit its use in criminal trials until its reliability can be proven through scientific testing. The Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled to...
  • Fugitive pair returns - Hyattes charged with first-degree murder, assigned lawyers

    08/23/2005 6:18:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 324+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/23/5 | SCOTT BARKER
    KINGSTON - Captured fugitives George and Jennifer Hyatte returned to appear before a judge Monday on first-degree murder charges at the same courthouse where their belated honeymoon began in bloodshed 13 days earlier. The Hyattes wore identical white outfits, and each remained silent in separate hearings as Roane County Sessions Court Judge Thomas A. Austin read them the charges they face, advised them of their rights and appointed their lawyers. "We are very relieved to get this put out of the way," said Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam, whose agency is leading the investigation into the murder of state correction...
  • Blood runs in streets (Nuevo Laredo, Mexico)

    07/19/2005 5:54:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 1,301+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 07/19/05 | VICENTE RANGEL
    NUEVO LAREDO - Despite the presence of federal troops and state police throughout the streets, violence continues to plague the Sister City, with six homicides reported over the weekend, including that of a state police officer. The death toll for the year, which still has more than five months to go, stands at 90. The most recent victims were Víctor Manuel Castillo Andrade, 18, who died near midnight Saturday; Noe Vives, a state police officer shot dead Sunday night; and Arturo Puente Alonso, 28, killed early Monday. Authorities had already logged three other deaths, one on Friday and two on...
  • Graf Campaign Outraged at Kolbe’s De-Facto Support of Cop Killers

    06/29/2005 9:20:01 PM PDT · by Spiff · 5 replies · 333+ views
    Randy Graf for Congress Campaign Website ^ | 30 June 2005 | Steve Aiken
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Steve Aiken at (520) 887-2984 June 30, 2005 Graf Campaign Outraged at Kolbe’s De-Facto Support of Cop Killers (Tucson, AZ) “At what point do you stop being outraged and simply say, it’s time for a change?” asked Steve Aiken, Graf Campaign Manager. Aiken is referring to Jim Kolbe’s refusal on Tuesday to join a bipartisan effort to withhold $66 million in U.S. aid if Mexico does not extradite suspected cop killers without strings attached. The measure overwhelmingly passed the House 327-98. According to the Rocky Mountain News, Kolbe called the withholding of...
  • House Vote Squeezes Mexico [Ties Foreign Aid to Extradition Cooperation]

    06/29/2005 10:39:43 AM PDT · by Spiff · 37 replies · 732+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 29 June 2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    House vote squeezes Mexico Threat to cut off U.S. aid tied to extraditing suspects in cop killings By M.E. Sprengelmeyer, Rocky Mountain News June 29, 2005 WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives sent a stern message to Mexico on Tuesday night, voting to block $66 million in U.S. aid if the country does not extradite suspected cop-killers without strings attached. Angered by the killing of Denver Police Detective Donald Young, the House voted 327-98 to approve an amendment offered by Rep. Bob Beauprez, R-Arvada, to a foreign operations spending bill. Advertisement It calls for cutting off U.S. aid to any...
  • Veteran cop dies after protest scuffle (Philadelphia)

    06/23/2005 7:59:51 AM PDT · by m1-lightning · 44 replies · 1,451+ views
    philly.com ^ | 06/22/05 | Barbara Laker
    IN A MATTER of seconds, protest chants fell silent and cops' stone-faced glares faded. Suddenly, it wasn't about power and activism or who was right or wrong outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center yesterday afternoon. It was about one man, a cop of 19 years, who crumpled to the street and died apparently of a heart attack after a standoff between a blue line of cops and a corps of drum-banging idealists fighting the biotech industry came to a head. Paris Williams, 52, who worked in the Civil Affairs Unit, lay motionless on asphalt as cops bent over him on Arch...
  • Police Officer Dies After Brawl With Biotech Protesters

    06/21/2005 12:17:42 PM PDT · by HowardLSmith.ô¿ô · 29 replies · 1,583+ views
    NBC10 ^ | 6/21/2005 | NBC 10
    PHILADELPHIA -- Violence between biotech protesters and police in Center City Philadelphia has turned tragic. A Philadelphia police officer has died after a scuffle in Center City on Tuesday. The officer, Paris Williams, 52, may have died from a heart attack but homicide is also investigating the case. He is a 19-year veteran. Williams collapsed near the end of a brawl between protesters and police that lasted for several minutes near 12th and Arch Streets. Some protesters were seen being taken away in handcuffs by police after the incident. The fallen officer was taken away in an ambulance. Police department...
  • Mexico Draws The Line (AGAIN)

    06/07/2005 7:05:50 AM PDT · by txdoda · 32 replies · 808+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 6-7-05 | Sue Lindsey & Fernando Quintero
    Terms: no death penalty, no life without parole Mexican authorities will not return Raul Garcia-Gomez to the United States unless prosecutors agree to spare him from execution and life without parole, the Mexican consul in Denver said Monday. Juan Marcos Gutierrez-Gonzalez, consul general of Mexico in Denver, stressed the cooperation between Mexican and U.S. authorities that resulted in Garcia-Gomez's arrest Saturday night. "We are now having one of the best moments of Colorado-Mexico relations," he said. But the consul said recent court rulings in his country prevent the extradition of suspects facing either of the United States' harshest penalties. A...
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...