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  • Transgender Officer Banned From Event She Helped Organize

    11/24/2016 1:00:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    A transgender police officer who helped organize San Diego’s Transgender Day of Awareness was turned away from the event when she tried to attend in her police uniform. ... Later, she attempted to attend the event herself but was asked to leave. She says she was told her uniform could upset others.
  • Seattle police chief would defy Trump administration’s efforts to deport immigrants

    11/16/2016 8:53:04 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | By Vernal Coleman
    Despite threats of reduced federal funding, a Seattle Police Department policy barring officers from cooperating with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants will not change, Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Tuesday. “As affirmed by Mayor Murray, the city of Seattle remains committed to values of equality, inclusion and openness,” O’Toole said. “So does the Seattle Police Department.” O’Toole’s announcement follows earlier statements from Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine signaling that they would defy President-elect Donald Trump on immigration policy, even if it results in cuts in federal funding. Since his election, Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on...
  • St. Paul Cop Kicks Man Bitten by K-9; Police Chief Issues Apology for Arrest

    11/10/2016 7:16:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 5, 2016 | MARA H. GOTTFRIED
    Frank Arnal Baker was simply a man returning to his St. Paul home after a day at work. Suddenly, he was surrounded by St. Paul police officers. A police dog bit his leg, holding on for 70 seconds and inflicting permanent injuries. Another officer delivered three kicks to the 53-year-old’s ribs, and he was hospitalized for two weeks with his lungs collapsed and ribs broken. Officers said Baker matched a report of a male with a gun in the area on the city’s East Side and, because they said he wasn’t complying with their orders, they feared he was armed....
  • St. Louis Mother Wants Answers After ‘Hideous’ Photo of Officer Posing With Her Dead Son Surfaces

    11/08/2016 2:10:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/04/2016 | cnn wire
    Weeks after Rahman’s death, a photo, appearing to depict the scene of her son’s death, was leaked. The date, Aug. 8, was the date of Rahman’s death. The reporter who obtained the photo, from television station KMOV in St. Louis, chose to blur the body in the photo as well as the face of the North County Police Cooperative officer, since no wrongdoing has been determined. He is wearing gloves, holding onto the arm of the body and giving a thumbs up. When asked if she could imagine any reasonable explanation for the officer’s pose in the photo, Staton said,...
  • First trial date set for Twin Peaks biker as mounds of discovery evidence roll in

    11/07/2016 4:02:53 PM PST · by Elderberry · 88 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/5/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    San Antonio attorney Tom Clarke is concerned that James Rosas will become a “lightning rod” as the first Twin Peaks biker to stand trial, but Clarke said his client didn’t do anything wrong and someone needs to draw a line in the sand. Almost 18 months after the shootout between rival biker groups left nine dead and two dozen injured, Rosas has become the first of 154 bikers indicted in the May 17, 2015, incident to receive a trial date. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court set Rosas’ trial on first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity...
  • Wig on car seat is mistaken for child in danger

    10/24/2016 8:05:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 24, 2016
    SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA - A bizarre case of mistaken identity when a Virginia woman's wig is thought to be a child left in her car. Jasmine Turner says she went out to the store on her work break when she got a call from police about an unresponsive child in her car. "By the time I get from the Wal-Mart back to my job, the police aren't there, but the window's busted out of my car and there's glass everywhere," says Turner. Except Turner doesn't have kids. Turner says she left her wig on a pile of blankets in the backseat...
  • Boston officers remain in critical condition (info on suspect)

    10/13/2016 7:13:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/16 | Laura Crimaldi and John Element
    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. (snip) The commissioner identified the suspect as Kirk Figueroa, 33. A Ford Crown Victoria with the name of a website, Elite Policing.org, was towed from the scene by police Thursday morning. (Note: Figeroa was killed.) On the website, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa describes himself as a former member of a US Army Reserves military police unit who works as a bounty hunter in California, is trained in...
  • White Officer’s Facebook Post After Pulling Over Black Man for Texting Goes Viral

    10/10/2016 7:49:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI,
    SNIP Garden City Lieutenant Tim McMillan writes he pulled over the man and, when he approached his vehicle, the man was visibly shaken and seemed terrified. The man asked McMillan what he wanted him to do. McMillan told the man he just didn’t want him to get hurt. The man asked if McMillan wanted him to exit the vehicle, and McMillan told him no and he didn’t want him to text and drive. He continued, saying he wanted his mother to “always have her baby boy.” He also told the man he wanted him to grow up and be somebody....
  • Bond set at $50K for mother who left daughter in patrol car

    10/06/2016 7:09:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | 10/6/16 | Margeret Baker
    HANCOCK COUNTY The former Long Beach police officer who left her daughter in a patrol car for four hours while she was “visiting” with her shift supervisor turned herself into Hancock County authorities Thursday on a manslaughter charge. Cassie Barker turned herself into Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at about 3 p.m. She was accompanied by attorney Donald Rafferty. Authorities issued a warrant for Barker Thursday on a manslaughter charge. Barker’s daughter, Cheyenn Hyer, was found dead in the patrol car on Friday Avenue at a residence on Standard-Dedeaux Road in Kiln. Barker was “visiting” with Long Beach officer Clark Ladner....
  • Arkansas Cops Arrest 79-Year Old Legislator for Recording Police

    10/03/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by MeganC · 76 replies
    PINAC ^ | October 3, 2016 | Ben Keller
    It was an apparent case of retaliation, but you’d have to see the video to believe it. “Give us a call; we’ll be there when you need our help,” joked Little Rock Arkansas cops Jason Roberts and Thomas Thompson. The two Arkansas cops who were so offended by a 79-year old legislator who championed people’s Constitutional right to record police in public that they arrested him for recording a traffic stop. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner immediaetly dropped the charges against Walker and wrote an apology for the arrest, which was caught on dash cam. The shocking dashcam footage...
  • Cop violently arrests a man for sitting on his own porch while body cam is on

    10/02/2016 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Mariner · 140 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | October 2nd, 2016 | By Joe Marusak
    <p>Greensboro, N.C. - A Greensboro police officer was stripped of his law enforcement credentials last week, after the release of police body camera footage that showed him violently arresting a man for sitting on his own porch.</p> <p>Police body cameras have been in the news in Charlotte, involving the fatal shooting by a police officer of Keith Lamont Scott.</p>
  • Winnsboro police chief among 10 arrested in Columbia prostitution sting

    10/01/2016 12:52:04 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 10-1-2016 | SARAH ELLIS
    COLUMBIA, SC The Winnsboro police chief was among 10 men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in Columbia on Friday. The Columbia Police Department arrested the men in a raid at a hotel in the Greystone Boulevard area. Winnsboro Department of Public Safety Chief Freddy Lorick Sr. was among those arrested. During the arrest, Lorick told officers he needed medical treatment, and he was taken to a local hospital, police said. He was still in the hospital on Saturday afternoon, police said. The men, ranging in age from 29 to 59 years old, are charged with soliciting for prostitution. No...
  • Sacramento police tried to run over man before shooting him, recordings reveal

    10/01/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | September 30th, 2016 | By Anita Chabria and Phillip Reese
    Two Sacramento police officers attempted to run over a mentally ill homeless man with their car less than 35 seconds before they shot and killed him, according to recordings released by police this month. One of the officers says “f--- this guy” in the frantic final minute before they shot Joseph Mann on Del Paso Boulevard. Moments later, the driver says, “I’m going to hit him.” “OK. Go for it. Go for it,” his partner responds. During that sequence, the officers gunned their vehicle toward Mann, backed up, turned and then drove toward him again, based on dashcam video released...
  • GBI: Jackson police officer terminated after lying about being shot

    09/25/2016 9:04:29 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 9/25/16 | Karyn Greet
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - A Jackson Police Department officer who allegedly lied about being shot by an unidentified suspect she described as a black male has been terminated from her position.
  • Police might not know where their guns are, and the law says that's OK[ 300+ Weapons lost ! ]

    09/25/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept 25,2016 | By TONY SAAVEDRA
    Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street. An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies. Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected...
  • Braintree (MA) Police chief retires amid evidence room scandal

    09/22/2016 8:51:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | 9/22/16 | Allen
    Braintree Police Chief Russell Jenkins will retire Oct. 7 as head of the troubled department, which has been rocked by revelations that guns, drugs, and cash vanished from the evidence room, according to an announcement from the town. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chief of the Braintree Police Department these last four years,” said Jenkins, in a letter to the mayor. The department has come under fire after an audit revealed that more than $400,000 in cash, between 60 and 70 guns, and thousands of drug samples, had gone missing from the evidence room....
  • The Truth About Cops

    09/23/2016 7:57:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    It's time for all the cop bashers out there to learn the truth about police work. The short explanation is that while forensics and science play a large part in modern criminal investigations, being a police officer itself is not a science. It's imperfect people doing their best to enforce imperfect laws, in an often times very difficult environment, and being forced to make split second, sometimes life and death decisions, most of the time with little if any information to base their decisions on. You want perfection, it only exists in the movies. Try 'Robocop', it's entertaining, but it's...
  • Police chief defends actions of officers; teen who was pepper sprayed, family speak out

    09/22/2016 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox5dc.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | staff
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Maryland police chief is defending the actions taken by his officers following an incident where a 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed by police, but the girl and her family tell a different story about what happened. Body camera video released by the Hagerstown Police Department shows the incident, which happened after the girl's bicycle allegedly hit a car. The girl faces charges of disorderly conduct, second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic device. The incident has prompted disagreement about whether the officers acted properly. Footage from two different officers' body cameras was...
  • Tulsa police shooting investigated by Justice Department

    09/20/2016 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | September 21, 2016 | Max Blau, Jason Morris and Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN)From different angles, the videos show the same scene. An unarmed black man walks on a Tulsa, Oklahoma, road with his hands in the air. Police officers follow closely behind him as he approaches his vehicle. He stands beside the car, then falls to the ground after one officer pulls the trigger. Now 40-year-old Terence Crutcher is dead. Crutcher's sister is demanding that prosecutors charge the officer who shot him. And the police videos of the incident are fueling criticism about the case. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the Friday night shooting. Crutcher's family says he was waiting...
  • Apology Issued After Officers Raid Wrong Home (SWAT in Clifton, Colorado)

    09/16/2016 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Denver CBS Local Channel 4 ^ | September 15, 2016 6:09 PM | CLIFTON, Colo. (CBS4)
    The incident happened on Tuesday at Coronado Court in the town of Clifton in Mesa County. Police said they thought they were targeting a methamphetamine operation and instead forcefully entered a couple’s condo with five children inside. Mesa County and Grand Junction SWAT members surrounded the condo and broke down the front door and destroyed windows as they breached the house.
  • Broward deputy accused of shoplifting at WalMart 7 times, once while in uniform, records show

    09/12/2016 9:11:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/9/2016 | Tonya Alanez
    Korenic, of Margate, was suspended without pay Tuesday. A Broward sheriff's deputy finds himself suspended without pay and facing a felony charge after being accused of shoplifting everyday household items from two WalMarts in Coral Springs, according to records obtained Friday by the Sun Sentinel. Surveillance video shows Deputy Dean Korenic, 46, shoplifting on seven occasions, investigators say. He was in uniform one of the times and drove away with his stolen goods in a marked patrol car three other times, records show. A 14-year veteran of the agency, Korenic was arrested Tuesday and spent a night in jail before...
  • Police force is planning to let Muslim officers wear full BURKAS

    09/09/2016 6:15:17 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/9/2016 | Abe Hawken
    One of the largest police force's in the UK is considering letting Muslim officers wear burkas in an attempt to boost diversity. West Midlands Police has said it will discuss letting the traditional Islamic dress - which covers the entirety of a woman's face and body - to become part of Muslim female officers' uniform. At a recent meeting, Chief Constable David Thompson, said he would consider employing staff who wear a burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.
  • Police Officer Comforts One-Month-Old Whose Parents Overdosed

    09/03/2016 3:40:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 3,2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A touching photo of an Alabama police officer comforting a one-month-old after her parents overdosed on drugs is capturing the hearts of many on the Internet .Birmingham South Precinct police officers responded to the scene only to find the mother and father of four young children unresponsive because of an overdose of drugs, according to AL.com. Police found the 30-year-old father dead on the kitchen floor while the 35-year-old mother remained alive but unresponsive. Paramedics were able to give the mother a dose of Narcan, an opioid antidote, and took her to the hospital, where she remains in critical condition,...
  • Student Tries to Pay for Lunch With $2 Bill, School Calls the Police

    09/02/2016 8:44:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 174 replies
    via the Bull 101.7 ^ | 9/2/16 | via Lance Houston
    An eighth grader in Houston, TX tried to pay for lunch with a $2 bill. Danesiah Neal told ABC News, ”I went to the lunch line, and they said my $2 bill was fake. They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police officer said I could be in big trouble.” The officer told Danesiah she could be charged with a third-degree felony. After investigating the incident, police discovered that the bill was real. Just very old and rare.
  • Indiana man mistakenly shot by cop: 'Why did you shoot me?' (homeowner shot)

    08/27/2016 9:54:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2016 | AP
    An Indianapolis man who was mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery said Friday that he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old postal worker, said at a news conference that he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side early Tuesday awaiting police when he was shot, apparently just as officers were arriving.
  • Stephens County Deputy Fired After K9 Officer Died While in His Care

    08/25/2016 11:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 25, 2016 | JOLEEN CHANEY
    A Stephens County deputy was fired after his K9 officer died while in his care. The incident came to light August and, since then, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an investigation and terminated Matthew Peck. The investigation has been turned over to the district attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty charges with be formally filed. "We were shocked, and we're saddened,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. “This is a loss of one of our deputies or K9 deputies." K9 Deputy Bak was just 2 years old when he joined the force, but his name will be...
  • State trooper shoots dead an unarmed deaf mute father

    08/22/2016 6:34:21 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 98 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Aug 22,2016 | Khalida Rahman
    A North Carolina state trooper shot dead a deaf and mute man who was apparently trying to communicate using sign language after he was pulled over for a speeding violation. Daniel Kevin Harris, 29, a father to a four-year-old boy, was killed just feet from his home in Charlotte by trooper Jermaine Saunders on Thursday evening. Police say Saunders tried to pull Harris over for a speeding violation on Interstate 485 at around 6.15pm, but the driver led authorities on a brief pursuit before stopping. Officials said that's when the driver got out of his car and an encounter took...
  • Deaf man shot dead by police 'while using sign language'

    08/23/2016 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    ITV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    Police allegedly shot dead a deaf man outside his front door as he tried to communicate with them in sign language. Officers in North Carolina had attempted to pull over 29-year-old Daniel Harris last Thursday for speeding, according to NBC. But instead of slowing down, Mr Harris continued on his way home. One witness reported Mr Harris was then shot and killed "almost immediately" after exiting his vehicle". The witness said it appeared the victim had attempted to communicate with an officer via sign language when he was fired on outside of his home.
  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 10:56:55 AM PDT · by No One Special · 137 replies
    The Free Thought Projec ^ | August 21, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house. According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home. During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home. “I was here in my driveway and I saw the...
  • VIDEO: Officer injured, suspect thrown out of car as police vehicle wrecks

    08/20/2016 3:24:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Katv.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    The wreck, which was caught on video, happened Thursday evening, as Officer Justin Thompson had 19-year-old Logan Younger in the back seat. In the video from inside the vehicle, you can see Younger fly out of the back windshield as the wreck happens.
  • Endicott family: 'Lie with pigs, fry like bacon' message on home during fire

    08/12/2016 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © 2016, WBNG. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 5:46 PM EDT | By Josh Martin
    ENDICOTT NY -- The owners of a home that caught fire in Endicott Wednesday shared unsettling information with Action News on Thursday.... The family member, who's asked to to remain anonymous, said they believe the house was targeted. They say a "Blue Lives Matter" flag waves in front of their house next to an American flag.... According to that family member, across the back of house on a strip of siding read this message: "Lie with pigs, fry like bacon." The family member tells Action News they believe the message and the fact that they had a "Blue Lives Matter"...
  • Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police academy roleplay

    08/09/2016 9:02:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 121 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 9, 2016 | Keri Blakinger
    A woman is dead after she was accidentally shot by a Florida police officer in a citizen training academy roleplay scenario gone wrong. Mary Knowlton was one of two participants randomly selected from a group of 35 for a shoot-don’t shoot simulation during a two-hour training Tuesday at the Punta Gorda Police Department, Chief Tom Lewis told reporters at a press conference. “During the first scenario, in a horrible accident participant Mary Knowlton was mistakenly struck by a live round,” Lewis said. She was transported to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead. “I am asking that if you...
  • Sheriff Raids House to Find Online Critic

    08/08/2016 12:25:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Jerry Larpenter, sheriff of Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish, appears to have launched a crackdown—on critics of Jerry Larpenter. The Intercept reports that six of Larpenter's deputies raided another police officer's home this week in a bid to find the author of the ExposeDAT blog, which calls itself an "underground watchdog group" devoted to exposing corruption. After a search warrant was executed, investigators seized computers and cellphones from the home of Wayne Anderson, a former parish deputy who now serves in the police force of Houma, the parish seat. He's accused of defaming insurance agent Tony Alford in several blog posts, including...
  • Paul O'Neal Video FULL POLICE FOOTAGE

    08/05/2016 2:38:48 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 23 replies
    The actual shooting, which occurred on July 28, isn't seen in the footage because the officer's body camera didn't record the moment he opened fire. However, police say the officer who shot O'Neal in the back violated policy. The teen, police learned, was not armed.
  • Cop Arrests Woman For Calling 911 On Him

    08/05/2016 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 62 replies
    Young Turks ^ | August 5th, 2016 | Young Turks
    An African-American woman was being harassed by a cop to the point she felt the need to call 911. This upset the cop, who then decided to arrest her. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. “Newly released video disputes police claims about a black social worker’s violent arrest earlier this year while talking to a 911 dispatcher during a traffic stop in Houston. A police officer pulled over Earledreka White in March for crossing the double white line, and she called 911 to ask for police...
  • Aurora City Council seeks more info on how red-light revenues used [ Colorado ]

    08/04/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Aurora Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2016 | Rachel Sapin
    This year, Aurora City Council doled out $864,239 in nexus funds among five nonprofits, awarding the most money to nonprofits identified by Aurora police as the most helpful to law enforcement. Aurora nonprofits that receive funding through the city’s “nexus” program dodged a legislative bullet this year, but that won’t prevent city lawmakers from taking a closer look at how the money is being spent. Six nonprofit groups in Aurora receiving money from photo red-light enforcement were relieved after Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation this year that would have created a statewide ban on the cameras. But how that money...
  • Gov. Abbott announces Police Protection Act

    07/18/2016 4:48:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN -- A new potential law created by Texas Governor Greg Abbott would bring stronger penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. The Police Protection Act would make any crime committed against a police officer "out of bias against police" be labeled a "hate crime." Under the act, assaulting a law enforcement officer would become a 2nd degree felony. It's currently a 3rd degree felony.
  • He was arrested for meth, but the crumbs in his car were Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze

    07/28/2016 12:10:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 78 replies
    The State ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | NELL REDMOND
    An Orlando man was charged with possession of crystal meth with a gun, but a state crime lab proved him right — it was actually glaze from Krispy Kreme doughnuts. When the man stopped by the 7-Eleven without buying anything and left with an employee in his car, cops were suspicious. Orlando police were staking out the convenience store, 938 W. Colonial Dr., after neighbors complained of drug activity, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police saw the man in the silver Chevy leave without stopping at the stop sign and speed off going 42 miles per hour in a 30 mph...
  • Terrified policemen pushed each other out of the way [...] to escape topless machete thug (UK)

    07/24/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 33 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Gareth Lightfoot
    Terrified policemen pushed each other in a desperate rush to flee the home of a topless machete thug who told them: “I’ll take your ****ing heads off.” The two officers were confronted by bare-chested Daniel Meir, who told them to get out of his bedroom ... “They ran down the stairs, having to push each other to make a quicker exit. “They retreated to a vehicle where they locked their doors and waited for assistance to come.”
  • Florida cop who shot unarmed therapist was aiming for his patient

    07/24/2016 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Sorry about that bullet, man. I was aiming for the autistic guy. A Florida cop who wounded an unarmed black therapist was actually trying to shoot the man’s patient, a union official said Thursday. The unidentified North Miami police officer thought Charles Kinsey — who was lying on his back with his arms in the air — was in danger, his union chief said. The patient, who escaped from MACtown Inc., a nearby group home where Kinsey works, had a toy in his hand. “All he has is a toy truck, a toy truck,” Kinsey told the cop Monday, according...
  • Police accidentally shot man in North Miami, union says

    07/22/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joshua Berlinger
    <p>The police shooting of an African-American caregiver, who was lying in the street trying to help an autism patient, was accidental, according to the local police union representing the North Miami officer.</p> <p>The officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought posed a danger, but accidentally shot the caregiver instead, said John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association.</p>
  • Black therapist with hands up shot by cops while helping patient

    07/21/2016 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Cops in Florida shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in the street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man whom he was trying to help, according to the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident. Charles Kinsey can be seen and heard pleading with the North Miami officers that their weapons were not necessary, and that the autistic man was carrying only a toy truck, according to WSVN-TV. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey told the station from his...
  • Police shoot unarmed black therapist

    07/21/2016 4:40:55 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 129 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20July2016 | Pedro Olivera
    An unarmed Florida therapist was shot by police while trying to calm down his autistic patient, authorities said. Police in North Miami were responding to a report of a man with what appeared to be a gun when they came across Charles Kinsey and his patient, who had run away from a group home.
  • Retired Officer Sues USA Over Fusillade

    07/20/2016 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 22 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 20, 2016 | DON DEBENEDICTIS
        RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) — In a lawsuit against the United States, a retired sheriff's captain claims a U.S. Forest Service officer shot at him 16 times as he tried to drive away from a needless confrontation at a fire camp.     In his federal lawsuit, John Gocke says Forest Service Officer Ty Davis first tried to climb into his car through the driver's window, and when Gocke pushed him out and began to drive off, Davis fired 16 shots at him "almost killing plaintiff and causing extensive damage to plaintiff's vehicle."     "At no time did plaintiff pose any threat to the general public...
  • Three Police Officers Killed and Several Wounded in Baton Rouge Shooting [new info.]

    07/17/2016 10:24:08 AM PDT · by catnipman · 121 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/17/2016 | MIKE McPHATE
    Three police officers were shot dead and seven others wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said.
  • Cop Accused Of Trading Favors For Sex Invokes ‘Hillary Defense’

    07/13/2016 5:13:22 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 13, 2016
    A lawyer for the NYPD cop who allegedly engaged in mile-high group sex with a hooker paid for by a shady businessman said his client is no more guilty than the former secretary of state, who was cleared by the feds. “It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday morning. “She was unaware she was committing a crime. Here there is no crime whatsoever.”
  • Obama to Police: ‘I’m Your Best Hope’

    07/12/2016 6:36:44 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 101 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Jul 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama told a gathering of law enforcement officials on Monday that he was critical to their efforts to reconcile with the black community: “I’m your best hope,” he declared, according to a police official quoted by the Washington Post. The gathering took place as Obama prepares to visit Dallas, where five police officers were murdered Thursday at a Black Lives Matter protest. Obama has spoken out in defense of law enforcement, but has also echoed criticisms of racial disparities in policing. While some fault Obama for worsening relations between law enforcement and the black community — dating to...
  • Dallas Police Chief ‘We’re Asking Cops To Do Too Much In This Country

    DALLAS (CBSDFW) – “We are all worried for our safety. We are all on edge and being very careful.” said Dallas Polce Chief David Brown at a Monday press conference following the deadly shooting that took the lives of 5 Dallas Police officers Thursday night. Saying he was “running on fumes,” Brown spoke frankly about everything that his employees have to deal with on a daily basis – and that it can be overwhelming at times. “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country” said Brown. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve”...
  • Police may change tactics at protests after Dallas shooting (From hugs back to flash bangs)

    07/10/2016 8:23:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS – In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for what some called heavy-handed tactics against demonstrators, many departments took a more restrained approach. Now, after the shooting deaths of five officers at a Dallas protest decrying last week's police killings of two more black men, some experts are suggesting it's possible the pendulum could swing from hugs back to flash-bang grenades and mass arrests....
  • Woman Facebook live-streams her dying boyfriend seconds after he is shot four times by a cop

    07/07/2016 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 219 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07-07-2016 | By Sarah Dean and James Wilkinson
    Full Title: Woman Facebook live-streams her dying boyfriend seconds after he is shot four times by a cop as his mother says police kept her from her son's deathbed and claims the girlfriend is now missing =============================================== The devastated mother of a black man who was shot dead by a cop and whose death was live-streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend says she was prevented from seeing him on his deathbed. Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, 32, who was shot in Falcon Heights, Saint Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday night, also claimed they have been unable to locate Diamond Reynolds,...