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  • For Ft. Worth Officer, Aaron Dean Arrested & Charged With Murder of A Black Woman Who He Shot...

    10/17/2019 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies ^ | October 15, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    FULL TITLE: For Ft. Worth Officer, Aaron Dean Arrested & Charged With Murder of A Black Woman Who He Shot While She Played Video Games! (Video) The Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a woman while she was babysitting her nephew over the weekend has been charged with murder. Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Correction Center and later released on $200,000 bond, according to jail officials. Fort Worth Police Sgt. Chris Daniels acknowledged the outrage that the killing of Atatiana Jefferson, 28, had sparked. “To the citizens and residents of our city, we feel and...
  • Atatiana Jefferson pointed gun at window before Fort Worth officer killed her, nephew said

    10/15/2019 12:39:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 188 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 10/15/19 | Dana Branham
    A murder warrant for Aaron Dean, the Fort Worth officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson, tells what led up to the shooting from the perspective of her 8-year-old nephew, who was in the room with her when she was shot. The boy told a forensic interviewer that he and his aunt were playing video games together about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she heard noises outside. She took her handgun from her purse and pointed it “toward the window” before she was shot, the nephew said, according to the arrest-warrant affidavit. The 8-year-old saw his aunt fall to the ground. Jefferson, 28,...
  • Professor, Antifa activist who said "it's a privilege to teach future dead cops" gets fired

    10/13/2019 9:07:06 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 54 replies ^ | Oct 13, 2019 | LET Staf
    He was a self-proclaimed Antifa activist… and also a professor at John Jay College.  He also advocated for the death of cops and for anarchy in America.  Now Michael Isaacson has found himself back on the unemployment line.Or perhaps back in his parents’ basement.Initially, his tweets that it is a privilege to teach “future dead cops” and his statements were merely condemned. Mike Isaacson@VulgarEconomics   how come when a pig dies in uniform no one ever says 'they died doing what they loved?'  5 10:10 AM - Jan 23, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy   See Mike Isaacson's other...
  • Minneapolis' mayor trying to 'bully' President Trump, says head of police union (trunc)

    10/08/2019 12:02:10 PM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 8, 2019 | Julia Musto
    Article's full title: "Minneapolis' liberal mayor trying to 'bully' President Trump out of Minnesota, says head of police union" Excerpt: The mayor of Minneapolis, a Democrat, is trying to "antagonize" and "bully" President Trump to discourage him from coming to the historically blue state, a police union leader said Tuesday. Kroll's claims are in line with Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who accused Frey of "abuse of power" over a proposed $530,000 security fee to use the arena.
  • Sheriff’s deputy stops speeding car… and pulls off a surprise baby delivery

    10/07/2019 3:42:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Nancy Flanders |
    A couple pulled over for speeding this week gave the police officer the best excuse ever: they were in the middle of having a baby. Florida sheriff’s deputy Robert Pounds clocked a car going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone at 4:30 a.m. on October 1, and when he approached the vehicle he heard a man yelling, “Officer, help!” “Officer, you have the right to stop me, I’m not even gonna lie,” Wilfrid Jean-Louis told Pounds. “We have baby coming out, look, look, look! That’s the reason why I’m speeding, officer. I don’t know what to do.” Naples Daily...
  • Trump Is ‘Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

    10/01/2019 6:39:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/01/19 | Andrea Salcedo
    A former police chief in New Jersey who is on trial on a federal hate-crime charge after he allegedly slammed a black teenager’s head into a doorjamb, once called President Trump “the last hope for white people,” according to a recording recently played for jurors. In the 2016 recording, which federal officials shared with The New York Times, Frank Nucera Jr., the former chief, can be heard saying that Mr. Trump was the last hope because “Hillary will give it to all the minorities to get a vote. That’s the truth! I’m telling you.” The Trump comment was surreptitiously recorded...
  • Harris Agrees With Salon Editor on Police: They ‘Just Harass and Take Up Space In Poor Communities’

    09/10/2019 6:10:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
    'We shouldn't have to acknowledge their trauma because they're paid to be there' Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) acknowledged Salon's editor-at-large D. Watkins was "right" about police officers after he claimed "they just harass and take up space in poor communities." Harris's campaign released a 31-minute campaign video on Monday that included Harris speaking with black leaders about the U.S. criminal justice system. Near the beginning of the video, Watkins criticized police officers and their role in poor communities. "We shouldn't have to acknowledge their trauma because they're paid to be there. We live in these places. Police...
  • Police Taze Man With Hands Up After Catching Him Stealing A Bike! Are They Wrong?

    08/29/2019 5:44:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor & The Voltron Force Network ^ | AUG, 29, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Police Taze Man With Hands Up After Catching Him Stealing A Bike! Are They Wrong?
  • NYC police union approves 'no confidence' resolutions against de Blasio, commissioner

    08/28/2019 8:37:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 | Jessica Campisi
    The union representing New York City Police Department officers unanimously approved on Wednesday “no confidence” resolutions against Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. The city’s nearly 400-delegate Police Benevolent Association (PBA) called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to fire both de Blasio and O’Neill immediately or for the officials to resign. The group also blasts the commissioner for his recent decision to fire Daniel Pantaleo — the officer accused of killing Eric Garner in 2014 — and criticizes the mayor because he “unlawfully interfered” in Pantaleo’s dismissal, according to a PBA news release. O’Neill’s choice to...
  • Man mistaken for burglar in his own home

    08/26/2019 2:44:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 8/25/19 | Laura Taylor
    A North Carolina homeowner was handcuffed and detained after his home security alarm called the police. According to WTVD, Kazeem was in his boxer shorts in the foyer of his house starring down the barrel of a Raleigh Police officer's gun. "This was one of the most humiliating experiences of my life," said Kazeem. Kazeem says a friend spent the night and tripped the alarm unknowingly.
  • Insurance Companies Are Paying Cops To Investigate Their Own Customers

    08/17/2019 2:42:13 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 53 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | August 15, 2019 | Kendall Taggart
    A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.... These tactics can be applied with impunity, thanks to legislation in all 50 states restricting the ability of customers to sue insurers for wrongly accusing them of fraud
  • Arlington Police Officer Shoots, Kills Woman While Firing Gun At Loose Dog

    08/02/2019 10:51:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 129 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | AUG 2, 2019 | CBS
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington Police officer shot and killed a woman at Cantor and Collins in North Arlington around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. He was apparently shooting at a loose dog coming towards him, when the woman lying in the grass was struck. The officer was not hurt. Arlington police officers, the Arlington Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to a welfare check in which the caller reported that a woman was passed out in a grassy area near Cantor Drive and N. Collins Street. As the officer began to approach what appeared to be a woman lying in...
  • 'You're gonna kill me!': Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of ...

    07/31/2019 1:49:12 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 98 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 07/30/2019 | Cary Aspinwall
    FULL TITLE 'You're gonna kill me!': Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground. “You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!” After Timpa fell unconscious, the officers who had him in handcuffs assumed he was asleep and didn’t confirm that he was breathing or feel for a pulse. As precious minutes passed, the officers laughed and joked about waking Timpa up for school and making him...
  • ANOTHER video emerges showing two NYPD officers being doused with buckets of water and attacked...

    07/24/2019 7:41:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 24, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang For
    FULL TITLE: ANOTHER video emerges showing two NYPD officers being doused with buckets of water and attacked with water guns - two days after 'gang member' attacked cops trying to make arrests A third shocking video has emerged showing on-duty police officers being doused with buckets of waters by jeering crowds in New York City, just days after two similar water-dumping attacks went viral and led to arrests. The clip surfaced online on Wednesday afternoon and shows crowds jeering at what appears to be two on-duty female officers in uniform standing on a street corner. Three people holding buckets of...
  • Study: Increasing police forces' diversity does not reduce racial disparity in shootings

    07/22/2019 6:36:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Increasing diversity among officers may not be enough alone to lead to lessening racial disparity in police shootings, according to a new study. The study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found no evidence that white officers are more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-white officers. Instead, the study claims "race-specific crime strongly predicts civilian race." The study used a database of more than 900 fatal officer-involved shootings based on information from The Guardian and The Washington Post. Researchers analyzed different factors to try to predict the race of...
  • 2 police officers fired over post suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

    07/22/2019 5:57:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | 7/22/19
    Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “vile idiot” and suggesting that she be shot, the other for “liking” the post. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the terminations Monday. Officer Charlie Rispoli was fired for a post saying Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” and not “the kind she used to serve” — an apparent reference to her having once been a bartender. Officer Angelo Varisco was fired for “liking” the post. “It’s very disappointing,” Lawson said, adding that the Gretna department...
  • 9th Circuit rules in favor of Trump admin in 'sanctuary city' case

    07/12/2019 2:18:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration's efforts to prioritize federal dollars for local policing to towns and cities that complied with certain immigration policies. The ruling, a split 2-1 decision, ruled that the Justice Department was within its rights to withhold Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from sanctuary cities and states over their refusal to work with federal immigration enforcement authorities and instead prioritize agencies that focused on unauthorized immigration and agreed to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to jail records and immigrants in custody. The city of Los...
  • Body Cam Shows Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting of Man That Charged Officers with a Knife (graphic)

    07/06/2019 2:51:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/2/2019
    ATHENS, GA - On Monday, July 1, 2019, at approximately 12:45 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Athens Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD) to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that 2 ACCPD officers responded to a scene after receiving a 911 call about a male, later identified as Aaron Hong, age 23, causing a disturbance with a butcher knife at the River Club Apartments on Macon Highway, Athens, GA. Hong was using the knife in an aggressive manner and appeared to be injured himself. When police made contact, Hong immediately confronted them and...
  • DeLucca Rolle, the teen at center of beating complaint, arrested for being in stolen car, cops say

    06/30/2019 4:15:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | June 29 2019 | Wayne K Roustan
    DeLucca Rolle — the 15-year-old whose supporters have demanded charges against two Broward Sheriff’s deputies who allegedly beat him during an arrest in Tamarac — has been arrested again, this time in Lauderhill. The teen was accused of being in a stolen car, and resisting an officer without violence, police said. ....Rolle was originally arrested on April 18, outside a Tamarac McDonald’s after a confrontation with two deputies, Sgt. Greg LaCerra and Deputy Christopher Krickovich. A bystander’s cellphone video showed LaCerra pushing Rolle’s head back when the teenager tried to grab a cellphone that fell from another teenager, who was...
  • 72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

    06/20/2019 7:46:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    NPR ^ | June 19, 2019 | Bobby Allyn
    The Philadelphia Police Department has pulled 72 officers off their regular duties as authorities investigate inflammatory social media posts revealed in a database that found thousands of offensive postings by current and former officers, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday. Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory. "We are equally as disgusted by many of the posts that you saw and in many cases, the rest of the nation saw," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross. It is the latest fallout since the advocacy group The Plain...