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  • Georgia County Won't Pay Medical Bills for Toddler injured in drug raid (shortened)

    08/19/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 9:14 am | Ed Krayewski
    Politicians like Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) who have supported the militarization of police but have found it politically unfeasible to do so now have been looking for a way to square their support with a little bit of politically-motivated outrage. Clay, whose district includes Ferguson, the town that helped catapult the issue of police militarization into the national news cycle, defended his vote, saying he only disapproved of the use of such police forces for crowd control in his district. But while their presence at protests may be the most prominent manifestation of militarized police, the problem is endemic. Perhaps...
  • Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

    08/19/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 94 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 08/19/2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    "If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you." The thing is, Officer Dutta (pictured) is also an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at Colorado Technical University. And he uttered those words not in the heat of the moment, but in an opinion piece in the Washington Post responding to widespread criticism of police attitudes and tactics currently on display in Ferguson, Missouri, but increasingly common nationwide. Dutta continues: Don't argue with...
  • How Ferguson made conservatives lose faith in the police

    08/20/2014 12:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 36 replies
    As we watch the turmoil in Ferguson — where protests and police crackdowns raged for a week in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager — many Americans have been forced to reassess their views on the duty and tactics of the police. But we conservatives — with our dueling affinity for law-and-order institutions like the police and our libertarian-inspired opposition to abuses of government power — are perhaps the most torn. Over at the Federalist, Hans Fiene notes, "For many conservatives, especially those of us living in nice, comfy suburbs, it's hard to apply the...
  • Pentagon has transferred $4.3 BILLION in equipment to American police forces

    08/19/2014 7:18:28 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 28 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Aug 18 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, MailOnline
    The U.S. Defense Department has been contributing to the militarization of local police forces since at least 2007, handing over heavy armaments, battle helicopters and armored vehicles for use in urban policing scenarios
  • Vanity: Florida cop tosses quadrapelgic on floor [Flashback: 2008]

    08/17/2014 6:53:55 PM PDT · by piytar · 43 replies
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  • Man Arrested After Beating Cops in Donut Eating Contest

    08/17/2014 9:17:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08/12/2014 | Cassandra Rules
    The stinging humiliation of defeat at the one thing we can all agree cops do well- scarfing down donuts, may have proved too much to bear for Elizabeth City Police Department in North Carolina. The next day, he was arrested after a possibly traumatized Lt. Robeson saw it reported in a local newspaper. “When I came in that morning and read that article I was pissed because it’s like throwing it in our face,” Hardison was wanted for allegedly attempting to break into 2 buildings, nothing was stolen in either attempt. It is unknown if Lt. Robeson has obtained a...
  • Wife Stabs Husband In The Neck, Police Arrive And Take All His Guns

    08/15/2014 2:47:16 PM PDT · by bamahead · 62 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | August 13, 2014 | Joe Trotter
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ –Robert Lintner, 65, did not have a good day. It all began when his wife stabbed him in the neck during an argument in the morning. Things took a turn for the worse when police, summoned to Mr. Litner’s home, discovered the man’s firearm and ammunition collection. Mr. Litner owned almost 200 guns in five vaults, had tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home, and around 300 pounds of black powder. Because he did not consent to the search, cops used a jaws-of-life from the local fire department to open the safes, which are...
  • Steyn: Cigars, But Not Close [Ferguson]

    08/16/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT · by lwd · 75 replies
    Steynonline.com ^ | 8/15/2014 | Mark Steyn
    The "narrative" of Ferguson, Missouri changed somewhat today. But, amid the confusion, the blundering stupidity of the city's police department remains consistent. This morning the Police Chief, Thomas Jackson, released security-camera shots of the late Michael Brown apparently stealing a five-dollar box of cigarillos from a convenience store. So the 18-year old shot dead by Chief Jackson's officer was no longer a "gentle giant" en route to college but just another crappy third-rate violent teen n'er-do-well. {SNIP} It's important, when something goes wrong, to be clear about what it is that's at issue. Talking up Michael Brown as this season's...
  • Police: Virginia deputy shot daughter, crashed car

    08/15/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | 8/15/2014 | WTOP
    <p>WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia deputy sheriff shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car as he rushed her to the hospital, authorities said.</p> <p>The teenager was in stable condition at a Winchester hospital, according to media reports.</p>
  • The Government In Ferguson Tried Respecting Civil Liberties, Guess What Happened?

    08/15/2014 2:08:15 PM PDT · by bamahead · 88 replies
    Liberty Viral ^ | August 15, 2014
    A stunning change happened overnight in Ferguson, Missouri after the government took a different approach to people’s civil liberties in the area. Gone were the SWAT trucks and snipers. Gone were the riot shields and militaristic outfits. Gone was the hostility. And guess what? Gone was the violence. Yesterday the Missouri Highway Patrol was given responsibility over the area. Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, who is a Ferguson native, marched in front of the crowd and set clear priorities for the marchers which respected their civil liberties. Governor Jay Nixon had vowed to take a different approach to the event,...
  • Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    08/14/2014 8:32:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    Time ^ | August 14, 2014 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Anyone who thinks race does not skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention, Sen. Rand Paul writes for TIME, amid violence in Ferguson, Mo. over the police shooting death of Michael Brown The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown is an awful tragedy that continues to send shockwaves through the community of Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation. If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be...
  • NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front and Center' at the United Nations

    08/13/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 13, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. According to Shelton, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Davis’s father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process. “I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,”...
  • Looks That Kill (Ditch the stormtroopers, bring back the Peelers.)

    08/14/2014 3:41:05 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/14 | Kevin Williamson
    People in places such as Ferguson, Mo., often talk about the police as though they were an occupying force, and there is, in Ferguson and in many other places, a strong racial component. During my time in Philadelphia, the city had a black mayor, a black police commissioner, and a heavily black police force, and the city’s worst crime was concentrated in two black neighborhoods. Police innovations such as sending extra patrols to schools at dismissal time were criticized by community leaders who complained that the police were “targeting” black neighborhoods. Which, of course, they were: That’s where the crime...
  • Police Militarization Is a Problem the Left and Right Can Agree About — and Solve

    08/14/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 14, 2014 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    The outrage over the shooting death of Michael Brown escalated in part because of a sense that nothing had changed, that police officers were still operating in minority communities with a wantonness and brutality that belonged to another era. But over the past two days — as the police in Ferguson have responded to very angry protests with an alarmingly heavy hand, looking and reacting as if they were not the community's own peace officers but an invading army — something remarkable has happened. The longstanding liberal concerns about police racial hostility has seemed to merge with the longstanding libertarian...
  • How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police

    08/14/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 36 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | Emma Roller
    The Pentagon has given 400 armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, 93,000 machine guns to local police This is despite the fact that violent crime in the U.S. has steadily plummeted since 1993. Between 1993 and 2012, the violent-crime rate dropped by nearly
  • Hacktivist Group Anonymous Steps up Threats Against Coeur d'Alene PD [dog shooting]

    08/14/2014 10:44:51 AM PDT · by lonevoice · 36 replies
    Boise Weekly ^ | August 12, 2014 | Zach Hagadone
    Hacktivist Group Anonymous Steps up Threats Against Coeur d'Alene Police Department Over Fatal Dog Shooting The Internet activist group Anonymous is stepping up its threats against the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, demanding a full investigation of the shooting of a 2-year-old black Lab named Arfee by an officer. In a video released Aug. 9, Anonymous accused the department of not adequately investigating the shooting, which took place in the parking lot of a coffee shop July 9. According to reports, the officer fired on the dog after he allegedly lunged from the window of a parked vehicle. "To the Coeur...
  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    08/14/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ap ^ | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. ... "All members of the public may not understand the implications of tweeting out a picture of SWAT team activity," said Nancy Korb, who oversees the Alexandria, Virginia, organization's Center for Social Media. "It's a real safety issue, not only for officers but anyone in the vicinity," Korb said. Korb said she is not aware of any social media post that has led to the injury of a police officer, but...
  • In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest

    08/13/2014 9:10:13 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13 | Wesley Lowery
    For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald’s a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown’s shooting as a staging area. Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby. But inside there’s WiFi and outlets, so it’s common for reporters to gather there. snip As I made my way toward the door, the officers gave me conflicting information. One instructed me to exit to my left. As I turned left, another officer emerged, blocking my path. Go another way,” he said. As I turned, my backpack, which was slung over one shoulder, began to slip. I...
  • Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Charged With Plying Boy With Drugs, Groping Him

    08/14/2014 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/14/14 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    James H. Edwards III, a Miami-Dade Police sergeant and 27-year veteran of the force, now finds himself behind bars. Edwards allegedly provided a 15-year-old boy with booze and drugs, groped the boy, and then masturbated in front of him. He now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.
  • Tiny Georgia police department posts terrifying SWAT video

    08/13/2014 3:30:40 PM PDT · by bamahead · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2014 | Radley Balko
    The continuing crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has everyone talking about police militarization again. So while we’re on the topic, have a look at the horrifying video above from Doraville, Ga. The video depicts a SWAT training operation for a downed officer. At least as of this writing, the video was posted on the front page of the Doraville Police Department Web site. The audio and effects were added by a YouTube user who goes by Patriotsix6. He uploaded the video in 2009. The images at the beginning and end are from The Punisher, the fictional character described by Wikipedia as...
  • Police arrest man who wins doughnut-eating contest

    08/09/2014 11:50:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 8, 2014
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina man celebrated out-eating some police officers, only to find out that he couldn't outrun them. -snip- Authorities arrested Hardison on Wednesday, one day after he won the adult division of a doughnut-eating contest at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime.
  • Swat Team Raids Innocent Woman's Home; Lawsuit Filed

    08/13/2014 8:28:01 AM PDT · by Dacula · 95 replies
    An elderly woman's home was raided by police after she was suspected of making anonymous online threats against the Evansville police department and Chief Billy Bolin. The 68-year-old woman, Louise Milan was in the house with her 18 year old adopted daughter when police shattered a glass door and burst in after throwing flash grenades inside. Police came up empty-handed in the search for evidence about who had made the threatening posts but only after damaging Louise Milan’s house, handcuffing her and her adopted daughter and seizing their computers, according to a lawsuit that has been filed against the city...
  • West Covina (CA) Police Officers Captured On Video Shooting Bean Bag At Barking Dog

    08/12/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 12, 2014
    WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — West Covina police say two barking dogs were out of control and a threat to children when officers used non-lethal force against them, but witnesses say otherwise. James Clark says he plans to file a formal complaint against two police officers who were captured on video using a bean-bag gun and a fire extinguisher on his two barking dogs.
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man in South L.A.; Family Members Say He Was Lying Down When Shot

    08/13/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    KTLA 5 News ^ | August 12, 2014 11:39pm PDT | JOHN A. MORENO, MELISSA PAMER AND NERISSA KNIGHT,
    Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway (map) at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday evening. Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated. :snip: A...
  • 'I don't have a gun, stop shooting!' Friend recounts Michael Brown's last words ...

    08/12/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 165 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 12, 2014 | LOUISE BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE
    and actions before police shot the unarmed teen deadMr Johnson said that he and Brown were walking home from a store when the cop told them to get out of the street and 'get the f***' on to the sidewalk'.... The friend said the officer threw open the door which slammed closed again after bouncing off Brown. It was then that the officer grabbed his friend by the neck. 'The time frame was 60 seconds or less, it got out of hand really quickly.' Johnson said that the officer had drawn his gun by this time and threatened to shoot...
  • Chief: Police killed California robbery hostage [police shot hostage 10 times]]

    08/11/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday. The results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police in the city of Stockton fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh, 41, and all her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said at a news conference.
  • St. Paul police officer allegedly left scene of accident

    08/11/2014 6:52:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-11-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A St. Paul police officer drove through a red light, struck another vehicle with his squad car and left the scene of the accident last spring, according to two misdemeanor charges filed against the officer Monday. Officer Vosinick "Nick" Kellum, 39, was on duty at the time, according to the police department, though the criminal complaint said he hadn't been assigned to respond to any police calls that day and there were no police calls for service in the immediate area of the incident. Kellum, a St. Paul officer since 1999, "admitted to driving the vehicle and being involved in...
  • 'No justice, no peace': Hundreds gather to protest death of 18-year-old black teen ...

    08/10/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 46 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/10/2014 | A. GREG and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    A black teen whose shooting death sparked riots in his St Louis community yesterday was killed after getting into a fight with a cop, police say.
  • Cops Kill Man In Wal-Mart Carrying An Air Rifle That He Might Have Planned To Buy

    08/10/2014 4:09:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A man who was carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart told the police officers that fatally shot him that the gun was “not real,” according to a family member. John Crawford was shot by police Tuesday evening at a Beavercreek store. The Ohio attorney general’s office announced Thursday that he was merely carrying a brand of air rifle that Wal-Mart sells. Another shopper, 37-year-old Angela Williams, collapsed and died as she scrambled to get away after police fired at Crawford. The shooting occurred after police responded to 911 calls about a man carrying a rifle. In one of...
  • ( Illegal ) Man Arrested For DUI After Wreck Pins Victim Between Vehicles

    08/10/2014 4:18:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | NewsOn6.com
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police made an arrest after a man was pinned between two vehicles early Sunday morning in a wreck. Jorge Reyes was driving a Ford F150 pickup recklessly in the area of East 21st Street and Garnett around 2:15 a.m., according to Sergeant Chris Moudy, Tulsa Police Department. He drove through a parking lot on the southwest corner of that intersection where several people had parked their vehicles and were standing around talking. Reyes' pickup ran into another truck, causing a chain reaction that damaged more than one parked vehicle, police say. The victim was pinned between...
  • Angry crowd gathers after Missouri police shoot teen

    08/10/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    FERGUSON, Mo. - A large crowd of angry residents confronted police officers in Missouri on Saturday afternoon, yelling such things as "kill the police" after an officer fatally shot a teenager who witnesses say was unarmed. Officer Brian Schellman, spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, said "a couple hundred" people came out of apartment buildings after an officer shot and killed the young man. Schellman did not identify the male or say what prompted the shooting. But family members and witnesses identified the young man as 18-year-old Michael Brown. Multiple witnesses said Brown had no weapon on him...
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Fatal shooting by Ferguson police draws angry crowd (shouting "kill the police")

    08/09/2014 4:50:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    A fatal shooting by a Ferguson police officer prompted an angry crowd to confront police this afternoon. St. Louis County and other departments were called to the scene in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive about 2:15 p.m. after shots were reported fired from the crowd. No one was injured from those shots. (snip) The shooting is near an apartment complex and a few hundred people came out into the street after the police shooting, County police said. They were yelling obscenities and shouting "kill the police."
  • Sheriff's report: 19 shots in friendly-fire incident 'proper'

    08/08/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 7, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    The bullets kept coming. An off-duty police detective, who had been trying to help capture a fleeing suspect, was on the ground, shouting to be heard over 19 gunshots unleashed at him. "I'm a cop, I'm Hallandale Police," Hallandale Beach Detective Anthony Distefano yelled to Broward Sheriff's deputies. He continued yelling: "Kilo 12, 10-37 Distefano." "Kilo" is police speak for a plain-clothed detective, and 10-37 is a police code that indicates he's law enforcement. Sgt. Andrea Tianga, who was featured on the reality TV show "Police Women of Broward County," and Deputy Christopher Manekas thought the gun-carrying detective was the...
  • Man shot dead by police in Walmart 'after he picked up a toy gun'

    08/07/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Relatives of John Crawford, pictured, believe he was holding a toy gun when police shot him dead at a Walmart store A man shot dead by police in a U.S. supermarket may have been killed after picking up a toy gun, his relatives have claimed. John Crawford was gunned down at a Walmart store in Beavercreek amid reports that he was waving a rifle at customers, including children. But relatives of the 22-year-old have contacted civil rights organisations after claiming he was holding a toy gun in the toy section of the shop when the incident unfolded. LeeCee Johnson, who...
  • Officer videotaped criticizing Obama resigns (“if he doesn’t follow the Constitution” etc.)

    08/07/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2014 3:41 PM EDT
    A New Jersey police officer under investigation after he was videotaped making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution has resigned. Part-time Officer Richard Recine was called to the Helmetta town hall Monday because resident Steve Wronko was seen videotaping inside. …
  • Americans Killed by Cops [in ten years] Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

    08/07/2014 10:33:58 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 61 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 7, 2014 | Matt Savoy
    The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489. What went wrong? In the 19070’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year. The police presence in this country is being turned into a military with a clearly defined enemy, anyone who questions the establishment. If we...
  • Friends: Accused Okla. cops had troubled family history

    08/07/2014 4:00:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    TULSA, Okla. - Family friends say that two Oklahoma police officers accused of killing their daughter's boyfriend on Tuesday night were having troubled raising the 18-year-old, who they adopted at age 6, reports CBS affiliate KOTV. Gina and husband Shannon Kepler are being held without bond for allegedly shooting 19-year-old Jeremy Lake on Tuesday. Shannon Kepler is facing a charge of first-degree murder, and his wife is facing a charge of accessory to murder after the fact. Friends told KOTV that the Keplers could not have children and decided years ago to adopt. Their oldest daughter, Lisa, is now 18....
  • Tulsa officers Shannon Kepler, Gina Kepler arrested for murder after Tuesday night shooting

    08/07/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    KJRH ^ | staff
    TULSA – Two Tulsa police officers are behind bars for the murder of a 19-year-old man Tuesday night. Homicide detective Sgt. David Walker says 54-year-old Shannon Kepler, a 24-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, turned himself in following the shooting around 9:15 p.m. He was arrested for first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. Kepler's wife, Gina Kepler, who is also a police officer, was arrested for accessory to murder after the fact. Police say Shannon Kepler confronted his daughter's boyfriend, 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, who was walking with Kepler's daughter near the northwest corner of the Inner Dispersal...
  • Family pet shot in the head by plainclothes cops searching at wrong address

    08/07/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by Altariel · 87 replies
    Police State USA ^ | August 6, 2014 | Site Staff
    ERIE COUNTY, NY — (EXCLUSIVE) — A family was traumatized when gun-wielding police officers walked onto their quiet property and shot their dog in the head while looking for a man who did not live there. Megan Shimburski, 25, was spending a quiet afternoon with her children at her parents’ countryside East Concord residence on July 25, 2014. It was a normal day, she said, which involved watching her 5-year-old daughter play behind the house with their dog, as her infant son lied in a playpen inside the house. Ms. Shimburski’s parents, John Shimburski and Martha Spaulding, were not at...
  • From the Mouths of Thugs: 'Obama ... doesn't follow the Constitution (so) we don't have to.'

    08/07/2014 2:22:15 PM PDT · by bamahead · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | August 7, 2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    Role models are so important, don't you think? They model behavior for us so that we know how to conduct ourselves on our twisty, winding path through life. So when Special Police Officer Richard Recine of the Borough of Helmetta, New Jersey, see President Obama decimate the friggin' constitution, he knows it's time to do some decimating of his own. Writes Sergio Bichao of the Home News Tribune: A New Jersey police officer was caught on camera telling a resident that police don't have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn't, either. Special Police Officer Richard Recine, of the...
  • Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau

    08/07/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 58 replies
    Newser ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    In another interview with KJRH Tulsa, the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Lisa, says her parents kicked her out a week ago and dropped her off at a homeless shelter, where she met 19-year-old Jeremy Lake and the two began seeing each other. "He was my everything," she said. They spent the week at Jeremy's family's house, which is where her father tracked her down. "We were outside for five minutes and that's when my dad pulled up," she said. "There was no argument. I walked away and Jeremy tried to introduce himself and my dad shot him."
  • Deputies investigated after one punches the other

    08/06/2014 7:35:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2014 | Linda Trischitta
    A workplace dispute in which a petite female Broward Sheriff's deputy punched a male colleague who is at least a foot taller prompted him to seek treatment for a cut lip and hurt jaw. Deputies Luisa Rosen, 40, and Christopher Szwanke, 35, who both patrolled out of the Lauderdale Lakes district, argued Jan. 25 after responding to a call of a fight in progress at the Granada Apartments on Northwest 24th Court.
  • It's Time for Cops to Stop Shooting Dogs

    08/06/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/06/2014 | A. Barton Hinkle
    The sheriff’s department in Prince Edward Co., Virginia, isn’t returning phone calls about Party. No great surprise. A deputy shot the dog in late June, killing it. The department issued a CYA press release, then dummied up—perhaps in the hope the whole thing would blow over. No wonder: According to a news account, the deputy went to the home of Stephen Carwile to serve a paper in a non-criminal matter. The family wasn’t home. The department’s press release says the deputy “was charged by a vicious dog.” That would be Party—a Golden Retriever. We all know how vicious that breed...
  • Shock Video: NJ Cop Tells Citizen 'If Obama Doesn't Follow The Constitution, We Don't Have To'

    08/06/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Debra Heine
    A New Jersey police officer dealt with the complaints of an animal rights activist in a manner that can only be described as a sad sign of the times: “Obama just decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn." The activist, Steve Wronko had gone to the Helmetta Police Department with a list of complaints regarding the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter and to voice his complaints about perceived violations of his Constitutional rights. Via Photography Is Not A Crime: The video was posted Monday by activists trying to bring changes to the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter in New...
  • Not News in NJ: Cop Claims Police Don't Have to Follow Constitution Because Obama Doesn't

    08/06/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 6, 2014 | P. J. Gladnick
    1 1/2 minute video at link. “Obama has decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. If he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.” So who made this claim? Some crazy guy drunk on beer? Nope. More like an on-duty New Jersey cop drunk on power. As you can see in this video (and after the jump) he was not at all reticent about making this claim. Pretty shocking stuff and the video is now going viral on the Web. However, don't check for it at NJ.Com which covers New Jersey news in such detail that...
  • MO: Dog shot during home invasion

    08/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am surprised more dogs are not shot during home invasions.   Maybe home invaders tend to invade homes without dogs.   The reporting is tantalizingly vauge in this article from ksd.com: NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain. (snip)  The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away...
  • Anniversary Of Death Of Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police

    08/06/2014 4:35:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Friends and family of a teen who died after a Miami Beach police officer shocked him with a Taser will mark the one year anniversary of his death with music, poetry and a film. Wednesday evening they gather at the abandoned restaurant where police say they caught the 18-year-old Israel “Reefa” Hernandez spraying graffiti on the walls.
  • Texas Police Officer Used Abortion to Cover Up Raping a 14-Year-Old

    08/05/2014 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    A new law in Texas which has closed several abortion clinics is being challenged in the courts this week. The Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of several abortion providers is attempting to block further implementation of HB2 passed last year by the Texas legislature. crimescene3The lawsuit seeks to prevent the state from requiring abortion facilities to meet the same regulations as ambulatory surgical centers. But a dark and unreported underbelly of the abortion industry is beginning to emerge after a Texas pro-life organization released a stunning report which documents how the abortion industry is used to cover child rape....
  • Meet a Town That's Had Enough of Militarized Policing

    08/05/2014 3:25:31 PM PDT · by bamahead · 56 replies
    Reason ^ | Aug. 5, 2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    <p>Barry Township, Michigan, with a population of about 4,000, has four full-time police officers, four part-time officers, two Humvees, two armored personnel carriers (free, courtesy of the Defense Department's 1033 program)—and, until recently, about three dozen unpaid but armed and empowered reserve police officers patrolling the streets. All those cops need to find something to do with themselves, and many of the people of Barry Township are more than a bit bent out of shape that they've been on the receiving end of that something.</p>