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  • Sicko cop shoots Texas man’s dog on sight

    04/24/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/23/2014 | Robby Soave
    The officer came to the house in response to Middleton’s 911 call. Middleton made the call around 11:00 AM, after returning to his home and finding it robbed. Middleton was in his fields when the officer showed up. He was hurrying back to the house when the deputy shot Candy. According to Middleton, the shooting was baseless. Candy did not bite or threaten the officer. “She’s barking when he pulls into the driveway letting me know someone’s at our house... Though shot in the head, Candy did not die immediately. Middleton had no gun of his own — his weapons...
  • Texas Farmer Calls Police to Report a Break-In – When a Deputy Arrived Hours Later...

    04/24/2014 4:46:52 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 44 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A third generation dairy farmer in Rains County, Texas, is mourning the loss of his best friend and work partner after a deputy shot his dog while responding to a report of a break-in at the residence. The deputy claims the 2-year-old blue heeler, named Candy, charged him, threatening his safety. The dog’s owner, Cole Middleton, says police allowed him to review the dash cam footage of the incident — and he says that’s not what the video shows. Middleton told KDFW-TV that he was on his tractor and Candy was in the bed of his truck when the deputy...
  • 75-year-old grandmother says she was restrained during police raid

    04/24/2014 3:39:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jon Burkett
    HENRICO, Va. (WTVR) –Ruth Hunter, a 75-year-old woman, said she was tied up while State Police invaded her Henrico apartment. She said officers told her during the raid what they were looking for, and court documents also show the information. She said she had nothing to do with the investigation. Virginia State Police said a drug investigation is what prompted a Henrico County magistrate to issue a warrant for an apartment in the 5600 block of Crenshaw road. The woman claims that officers ultimately arrested a man who lives two doors down from her. “I thought someone was breaking in...
  • LAPD Seeks Good Samaritan Who Helped Friend Prior To His Death

    02/06/2014 11:06:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | February 6, 2014 8:57 AM
    PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Thursday sought the public’s help in identifying a Good Samaritan who carried his friend to an emergency room before he died. The Good Samaritan was caught on surveillance in the early morning hours of Jan. 31 at the Kaiser Hospital in Panorama City, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was carrying the limp body of 19-year-old Ricardo Saiija, of North Hollywood, who was later pronounced dead by doctors. “The Good Samaritan is not a suspect,” said Det. Gretchen Schultz. “We know the helpful friend was distraught over Ricardo’s situation, but he left the hospital...
  • New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

    04/22/2014 11:20:48 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    New York (AFP) - New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality. "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign. -snip- One image showing police after striking a protestor brought the remark "Here the #NYPD engages with its...
  • Elderly man calls for ambulance, violent cops beat him instead

    04/22/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 4-21-14 | Robby Soave
    An elderly Missouri man dialed 911 and asked for an ambulance to come and help his ailing wife. Instead, the police showed up, threw him to the ground, sat on his head and handcuffed him. He later received stitches for his injuries. “I never had anybody jump on me for doing nothing,” said the man, Elbert Breshears of Humansville, Missouri, in a statement to KSPR 33. The trouble began after Breshears called to get help for his wife, who suffers from dementia. He asked for paramedics to come provide assistance to her after she knocked out one of their home’s...
  • Police caught off guard by huge park gathering where 2 women were shot

    04/21/2014 12:14:12 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    DeKalb County Police say they were caught off-guard Sunday by the unsanctioned party at a public park that ended with two women being shot. “This came really as a surprise to us,” the county’s public safety chief Cedric Alexander told reporters on Monday. But Alexander vowed that they would be prepared in the future. “We’re going to monitor social media going forward so that we can try to get ahead of them as quickly as we can and intervene and try to make sure those illegal crowds do not converge upon a crowd and become a threat to anyone,” he...
  • Reading the Tea Leaves in Johnson County

    04/20/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT · by wildbill · 26 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | March 27 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ~On the other hand, tea-wise, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department is taking it to a whole other level. Two years ago, at 7.30 one April morning, a sleepy Bob Harte staggered to the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas to answer a knock and found a fully-armed SWAT team outside preparing to use the battering ram. They shoved him to the floor, surrounded him with pointing rifles, and the whole rigmarole began... On the other hand, at least the Hartes and their kids are still alive. I've written often about the increasing tendency of American cops to police...
  • Book review: 'The Price of Silence' only tells one side of Duke lacrosse scandal (DukeLax)

    04/20/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | April 20, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    The Duke lacrosse case was a spectacular scandal – a cause célèbre that had the country abuzz about race, class and gender. Three wealthy Duke students, all of them white, were charged with raping a poor black woman during a spring break party at a scruffy rental house in Durham. Then the whole mess imploded in real time, in the national media, due to prosecutorial misconduct. North Carolina, of all places in America, was perhaps the most fertile soil for a case that ended with the state attorney general declaring the three players innocent and state regulators disbarring the prosecutor,...
  • Four correctional officers and four other inmates indicted in a plot to kill another inmate

    04/20/2014 9:31:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WOWK ^ | Patti Nieto
    WV State Regional Jail Authority Director, Joe DeLong, confirms that four correctional officers and four other inmates are now charged after they plotted to kill another inmate. DeLong, who is currently Boston attending the marathon, says the information surrounding the investigation came out Friday when the indictment was unsealed in Cabell County, WV. DeLong adds the correctional officers involved in the incident which occurred in October of 2013 are no longer with the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Steven D. Adkins of Milton, WV is one of the correctional officers charged. He has been charged with accessory before the fact...
  • Police beat up entire wedding party, ruin pro baseball player’s career

    04/20/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT · by null and void · 72 replies
    PSUSA ^ | April 19, 2014 | Amanda Lankford and Gil O'Balle
    A dozen wedding guests were beaten, tased, pepper sprayed, and arrested. GALVESTON, TX — More than a dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on a wedding party at a hotel. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours after their wedding. Among them was former pro-baseball star Brandon Backe, who said the shoulder injuries that he received from police caused his pitching career to end. After causing a gaping head wound, bruises, hair pulled out, a broken nose, and pepper spray on numerous individuals,...
  • Obama Promised a ‘Civilian National Security Force’ – Today There Are Over 120,000 Armed Federal

    04/19/2014 11:48:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Armed federal agents at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada, April 2014. (Natural News)In 2008, Barack Obama announced his plan to build a massive “civilian national security force” here in America. It would be just as well funded as the US military.
  • Sheriff’s Deputy Hospitalized After Accidentally Shooting Himself In Leg

    04/19/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT · by gitmo · 23 replies
    CBS LA ^ | April 16, 2014 5:01 PM | N/A
    A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg when a large dog approached him at a Riverside home.
  • Lakeland (FL) SWAT Team Puts New Ride Into Action (Blow out windows on house no one was in)

    04/19/2014 6:19:28 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 78 replies
    THE LEDGER ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2014 | Stephanie Allen
    Lakeland Police SWAT team officers looking for stolen motorcycles tried out their newest technologies Friday evening while serving a search warrant on a house in South Lakeland. Police said detectives have been investigating motorcycle thefts in Polk, Hillsborough and Orange counties. After conducting surveillance and gathering information for a judge to sign a search warrant, LPD called in its SWAT team to execute the warrant at a house on Empress Way in the neighborhood near Kelly Recreation Center, Sgt. Mike Lewis said. "We did not know if anyone was inside and we had information that the persons involved were armed,"...
  • Deputy Shoots Himself in Leg While Trying to Kill Family Dog

    04/19/2014 5:30:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    http://gunssavelives.net ^ | april 18, 2014 | dan cannon
    If there is one law enforcement trend that I absolutely cannot stand or abide it is the killing of family pets by law enforcement officers. Generally speaking these incidents are completely uncalled for and in most cases the animal represents no real harm to police officers. I understand that there are rare occurences when a dog might viciously attack an officer and true self defense may come into play, but I’m tired of hearing about animals that were killed because they “appear aggressive” or “barked aggressively”. In this case, a family dog was nearly shot by a Riverside County, CA...
  • The United States of SWAT?

    04/18/2014 3:02:49 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | April 18, 2014 | John Fund
    Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens. Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of...
  • Police Explain Controversial Chase After Whitehouse [Texas] Jogger

    04/18/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KLTV ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | Melanie Torre
    A Whitehouse woman says she was just out on a morning walk when a police officer attacked her, put her in handcuffs and took her to the police station. The incident happened Friday morning off Maji Road in Whitehouse, but the police department says that's not the whole story. SNIP "I thought you were fixing to take me somewhere and hurt me. I thought you were a bad police officer. I was a teacher for 9 years. I'm a Christian. I go to church," the woman says. SNIP
  • The United States of SWAT? Military-style gov't units wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.

    04/18/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | John Fund
    Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office...
  • SEEING RED: Aurora, cops across Colorado, fight against statewide traffic camera ban

    04/17/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | 04/17/14 | BRANDON JOHANSSON
    State legislators are inching toward slamming the brakes on photo red light and photo radar tickets in Aurora and around the state — a move that has city lawmakers turning crimson themselves. ... The ban — which has the support of Republican and Democrat leaders — is now set to go before the full Senate .
  • Sheriff's Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself (Trying to shoot dog)

    04/17/2014 2:52:23 PM PDT · by Ken H · 56 replies
    KCAL ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tony Shin
    A Riverside County [California] Sheriff's deputy endured some scary moments after coming face to face with a pit bull before accidentally shooting himself. Investigators say he opened fire in self-defense, but NBC4 heard a different story from the dog's owner.
  • Air Force Captain Mistaken as Burglar and Tackled by Cops in Own Home, Now They’re Arresting Him

    04/17/2014 1:04:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 4/17/14 | Emily Hulsey
    Air Force Captain Nicolas Aquino was tackled and handcuffed in his own home after police received a call from a neighbor of a suspected burglary. Aquino told the officer that he was the homeowner and even showed identification when the officer first approached him; the policeman finally left after Aquino showed him bills with his name and address. However, that wasn’t the end of it. Months later, Aquino learned that the police station had issued a warrant for him, claiming that he resisted arrest and obstructed an officer. Aquino, a model airman who has been featured in Air Force promotional...
  • Hollywood police chief: Don't believe that billboard saying city isn't safe

    04/17/2014 12:13:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 17, 2014 | Susannah Bryan
    <p>Hollywood's police chief, the target of recent police union attacks via banner and billboard, had his own message for the public on Wednesday: The streets of Hollywood are safe.</p> <p>"I don't fly planes with banners on them," said Chief Frank Fernandez, referring to a banner flown over Hollywood's beach and downtown in March calling Hollywood a high crime area and putting the blame on the chief.</p>
  • Cop beats up model Air Force captain in his own home, issues arrest weeks later

    04/17/2014 7:32:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Robby Soave
    An Air Force captain discovered he was banned from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, due to pending charges against him from a previous encounter with a cop who had tried to arrest him for entering his own home. The charges — resisting arrest and obstructing an officer — have infuriated Captain Nicolas Aquino, a first-generation immigrant whose parents came to the United States from Paraguay as political exiles. Last December, an officer paid a visit to Aquino’s Monterey residence. Apparently, a neighbor had seen a man entering Aquino’s home, and reported a possible burglary to the authorities. The...
  • LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show

    04/16/2014 8:34:30 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07 April 2014 | Joel Rubin
    Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty, according to records and interviews. An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were...
  • Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search

    04/16/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 16, 2014
    <p>EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.</p> <p>The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.</p>
  • Disabled Boy Records Bullies Tormenting Him, Police Charge Him With Illegal Wiretapping

    04/15/2014 10:28:06 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies
    http://www.inquisitr.com ^ | 04/11/2014 | http://www.inquisitr.com
    After a disabled special education child tried to record how bullies were tormenting him at school, the police in Pennslyvania responded by slapping him with the charge of felony wiretapping. In a related report by The Inquisitr, some parents are angry over one school’s anti-bullying policy, claiming it specifically endorses a homosexual agenda. But when one bus driver was caught on video bullying a crying child the resulting outcry had everyone angry. Back in 2012, the Huffington Post documented the new trend of parents having their disabled children wiretapped based upon abuse from teachers and bullying students alike. Although some...
  • Santa Clara Police Kill Woman Waving Aluminum Baseball Bat

    04/14/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Santa Clara police fatally shot a woman who they say started attacking them with a baseball bat. Lt. Kurt Clarke said in a statement the officers, whom he did not identify, feared "for their safety," and fired at her about 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Lick Mill Boulevard after they were called there because she called 911 "making threats to harm herself and others." When they arrived, police said the woman came out of the front door and attacked the officers with the bat. She was treated at the scene but died later at a hospital. Download...
  • WATCH THIS: Secret video footage proves cop lied about horrific accident

    04/14/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-14-14 | Robby Soave
    A border patrol officer who crashed his van into a civilian car blamed the accident on the other driver — but little did he know, the civilian had a secret camera installed in his vehicle.
  • Texas woman arrested after failing to stop and talk to police officer

    04/14/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 129 replies
    upi ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WHITEHOUSE , Texas, A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was “acting suspicious” was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked her to talk. The officer, Shawn Johnson, allegedly approached Bonnette because she was walking on the wrong side of the road. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," Bonnette told KYTX. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but...
  • A clerical error meant state 'forgot' to send this man to prison for 13 years

    04/12/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2014 | Alex Greig
    The Missouri Department of Corrections discovered, upon preparing to release a prisoner who had served a 13-year sentence in July 2013, that the prisoner had never been incarcerated and promptly sent him to prison. In the intervening 13 years since his 1999 arrest, Cornealious 'Mike' Anderson III, 36, has transformed his life, becoming a master carpenter, starting his own business and marrying and having children. In July last year, as he and his youngest daughter slept in the St Louis home he built for his family, a SWAT team outfitted in tactical gear and helmets swarmed the house, arresting the...
  • Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

    04/11/2014 2:47:16 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    WTOP 103.5 FM (Washington, DC) ^ | 4/11/2014 | JEFF BARNARD (AP)
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in White City and handed him a $260 ticket for improperly using his headlights, saying another deputy had seen the flashing lights from behind the UPS truck and alerted him to stop the log truck because of the signaling. Outraged, Hill decided to fight the ticket, and on Wednesday, a Jackson County Justice...
  • 'Tosh.0' production assistant shot, killed by cops after he's mistaken for stabbing suspect

    04/11/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Lee Moran
    U.S 'Tosh.0' production assistant shot, killed by cops after he's mistaken for stabbing suspect in Los Angeles John Winkler was reportedly trying escape Alexander McDonald, who had allegedly been holding two of his neighbors hostage at knifepoint, when L.A. County sheriff's deputies gunned him down Monday night. BY Lee Moran NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:29 AM
  • L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake

    04/11/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 44 replies
    LA times ^ | 4/10/14 | Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday ... The Sheriff's Department's initial news release the day after the shooting made no mention of the mistaken identity and said the two people shot had "aggressed the deputies."
  • Air Force apologizes to family after armed traffic stop (Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio)

    04/11/2014 4:17:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 109 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 10, 2014 | Laura A. Bischoff and Clint Davis
    A Columbus, Ohio, family said their children were traumatized after what was meant to be a fun trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force ended with guns drawn on them. Alice Hill, 65, her daughter-in-law, Wendy, and two young grandchildren visited the museum on April 4 and, as they were leaving, were ordered to get out of their vehicle by military police. Hill said the officers pulled guns on the family and cuffed the adults in front of the children, according to an incident report. (snip) The family was detained for about 90 minutes as authorities...
  • Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignorance

    04/11/2014 1:01:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Even by the low standards of Congress, Loretta Sanchez’s performance ranks as a disgrace. The Democrat from California managed — in just a few minutes — to turn the congressional investigation of the marathon terror bombings into a political hatchet job, while demonstrating her complete ignorance of basic facts of the case. Sanchez somehow butchered the names of the alleged terror bombers not once, but three times, calling the Tsarnaev brothers “Tsarnavar,” then “Tsarnev,” and finally “Tsarnov.” “There are still unanswered questions about the Tsarnavar brothers,” the tongue-tied congresswoman said. Yes, like, how to pronounce the names of the terrorists....
  • Deputies Responding to Stabbing Mistakenly Killed WeHo Man: LASD

    04/10/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | Melissa Pamer
    John Winkler, 30, rushed out of an apartment behind another victim who was bleeding profusely from the neck and covered in blood, when deputies fired on both men, according to a sheriff’s news release. The deputy-involved shooting occurred after a report of a “assault with a deadly weapon, man with a knife” at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Palm Avenue, a call that came in about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the news release stated. When deputies got to the apartment, Winkler came running out, “lunging at the back” of another man also fleeing, the release said. “Both ran...
  • LA Deputies Admit to Fatally Shooting Innocent Man (Helping hostage)

    Full title: LA County Sheriff's Deputies Admit to Fatally Shooting Innocent Man The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department admitted on Thursday that deputies mistakenly shot and killed a 30-year-old man after mistaking him for the suspect in a hostage situation earlier this week, Authorities confirmed that John Winkler was one of three hostages inside a West Hollywood apartment during the standoff. The victim had gone into the apartment to help the other hostages after hearing screaming coming from the residence. Officials said in a statement the three deputies on the scene saw one of the other hostages bolt out of...
  • Mission family goes after teenage daughter's boyfriend with weapons

    04/09/2014 8:28:59 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 04.09.2014 | Nadia Galindo
    Three members of a Mission family are facing criminal charges after allegedly going after their teenage daughter's boyfriend with a loaded rifle and a baseball bat. Mission police arrested Baldomero Cortes, his wife Ana Maria Cortes and their son Artemio Cortes on Sunday afternoon. Investigators told Action 4 News that the family did not approve of their 17-year-old daughter's 21-year-old boyfriend. Mission police said her brother Artemio went to the boyfriend's house on Rancho del Rey Street and smashed the windows with a baseball bat on Sunday. Artemio Cortes allegedly came back with his parents looking for the 17-year-old girl....
  • Nevada rancher's son freed, BLM collecting cattle

    04/09/2014 8:18:46 AM PDT · by FBD · 412 replies
    KLAS- TV LAS VEGAS ^ | Posted: Apr 07, 2014 2:07 PM PDTUpdated: Apr 08, 2014 11:48 AM PDT | By Glen Meek, I-Team Reporter -  By Kyle Zuelke, Photojournalist
    LAS VEGAS -- The son of a rural Nevada cattle rancher has been freed from federal custody, a day after his arrest by agents working to remove cattle from disputed grazing areas northeast of Las Vegas. A U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman in Las Vegas said Monday that 37-year-old Dave Bundy is accused of refusing to disperse and resisting officers.Bundy's mother, Carol Bundy, says U.S. Bureau of Land Management agents arrested her son Sunday in a parked car on State Route 170 near Bunkerville. Pictures obtained by the 8 News NOW I-Team show where David Bundy had parked his car to take...
  • Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

    04/08/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst and Roseanne Colletti
    An innocent man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom with his freedom and his mother by his side Tuesday. Jonathan Fleming, now 51 years old, was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family Tuesday after his conviction was thrown out by a judge. "I feel like the time I felt when he was born and the nurse bring him to me," said Patricia Fleming, the mother of the wrongly jailed man. "That's how happy I was." From the start, Fleming proclaimed his innocence...
  • Woman Calls Police to Complain About Bad Pot

    04/07/2014 10:24:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | 4-7-14 | AP story
    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard.
  • Sierra Vista K-9 now wearing vests

    04/07/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tina Moore, Public Information Officer, City of Sierra Vista
    Mark.Levy@svherald.com Sierra Vista Police Department Corp. Mike Mitchell stands with his Belgium Malinois “Bones” during Thursday’s brief ceremony at the station. Bones’s new protective vest was made possible by a donation from a Tucson resident. SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista K-9 Officers Bones and Izzy will be outfitted with life saving bullet- and stab-proof vests, complete with their own department patch, thanks to Tucson-based Protect Police K-9 (PPK-9) and a generous, anonymous Sierra Vista donor. “Police dogs are working officers, just like their two-legged counterparts,” says Lawrence Boutte, Sierra Vista lieutenant. “They are trained to ‘serve and protect’ and...
  • Assessing the threat of cell-phone guns to law enforcement

    04/07/2014 3:26:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    .fox4now ^ | APR. 1, 2014 | .fox4now
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Have you ever heard of a cell-phone gun? It's one of the reasons Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott says his deputies were justified in snatching a Fort Myers man's cell phone. The man was using it to record deputies searching his car. But no one 4 In Your Corner asked -- from local fire arms experts to other police departments and even federal agencies -- seemed that concerned about the theat of cell phone guns as expressed by Sheriff Scott. "He wasn't doing anything to threaten the officer, and he wasn't doing anything to interfere with...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • Lawsuit: Cop lets DWI suspect go after asking for her number

    04/04/2014 7:18:25 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Valley Centra ^ | April 4th ,2014 | Brett Crandall
    The McAllen Police Department is facing a big lawsuit, after a sergeant allegedly failed to prevent a drunk driver from getting behind the wheel. Bars and clubs are sometimes sued after serving drinks to a customer involved in drunk driving accidents, but a case filed in March points to a McAllen police sergeant for failing to prevent a drunk driver from taking the life of an Edinburg man. Two years ago, Jose Mata was taken from his wife and son, when police say Zulai Zamora rammed the back of his motorcycle at the intersection of Jackson Rd. and University Drive...
  • Man wrongly jailed for 15 months until this video proved cop had lied

    04/04/2014 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    A wrongly imprisoned Dallas man, who just won his $1.1 million lawsuit against the city, would still be in jail if not for the discovery of video evidence, which proved that his arresting officer had attacked him and lied about it. In December of 2009, Dallas police Officer Matthew Antkowiak was dispatched to break up a fight between two white men. But on his way to the scene, he saw a black man, 62-year-old Ronald Jones, crossing the street. Antkowiak claimed that Jones was throwing beer bottles. He stopped his car and approached Jones. According to the officer, Jones tried...
  • Thousands Of Artifacts Seized At 91-Year-Old Indiana Man's Home

    04/04/2014 11:05:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    NPR.com ^ | April 03, 201410:20 AM ET | by Mark Memmott
    Thousands Of Artifacts Seized At 91-Year-Old Indiana Man's Home Federal agents, art experts and museum curators descended on the home of a 91-year-old man in central Indiana on Wednesday to take control of a huge collection of artifacts from Native American, Russian, Chinese and other cultures. FBI Special Agent Robert Jones told reporters that the collection's cultural value "is immeasurable," reports RTV6 The Indy Channel.
  • New revelations about mom killed by Capitol cops

    04/04/2014 9:23:21 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 61 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/4/14 | GARTH KANT
    New revelations about mom killed by Capitol cops WASHINGTON — First they called her a terrorist threat. When she turned out to be an unarmed suburban mother, they said she was on drugs. Now, WND has exclusively learned, without a trace of doubt, that was wrong, too. WND can also now report Miriam Carey was shot in the back of the head by U.S. Capitol Police officers and uniformed Secret Service agents six months ago, on Oct. 3, 2013. The official police investigation still has not been released. But Carey family attorney Eric Sanders obtained the toxicology and autopsy report...
  • San Antonio Police confront rifle carrying 19 y.o.

    04/03/2014 7:23:58 PM PDT · by secondamendmentkid · 22 replies
    Lastresistance ^ | 4/3/14 | secondamendmentkid
    Open gun-carriers are prime examples. In Texas, you can open carry a rifle. But when people see others open carrying a gun, the first thing many of them do is call the police…just in case. (If you see something, say something.) I don’t really have any problem with the police following up on these calls, but most of them take it way too far, and they overreact in the name of “public safety.”
  • FBI seizes artifacts from Indiana collector, age 91, who says they’re legal

    04/03/2014 9:05:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>The FBI has swooped into an elderly man’s Indiana home and seized thousands of artifacts he collected — he says legally — during his decades of travel to hundreds of destinations, including Haiti, Australia, New Guinea and Peru.</p> <p>Donald Miller, 91, accumulated the artifacts over the past 80 years, said FBI Special Agent Robert Jones, during a news conference.</p>