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  • Houston police chief: We need people to start using the ballot box to take action on gun control

    05/20/2018 10:08:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/18 | Julia Manchester
    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said on Sunday that voters need to use the ballot box to achieve change on gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Santa Fe high school last week. "People at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not doing anything other than offering prayers," Acevedo told CBS's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation." "We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that are elected into the...
  • 23 insane, disgusting and flat-out inhumane claims from Mountainside police lawsuit

    05/18/2018 6:28:43 PM PDT · by ropin71 · 31 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 18, 2018 | Jessica Remo
    Sexual harassment. Homophobic games. Racial slurs. Testicles on a soda can. A chief who points his gun at his officers. A computer riddled with porn viruses. And, to top it all off, a big blue dildo. These are among the many, many antics alleged by Mountainside police officers and borough employees against other officers in a recently filed lawsuit — a 46-page tale that suggests the craziest things happening in the teeny, sleepy, fewer-than-7,000-residents borough of Mountainside have been occurring inside the police department.
  • Disgraced Florida massacre cop now gets $8K-a-month pension

    05/15/2018 7:46:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2018 | Nicole Darrah, Fox News
    As one of the largest mass shootings in modern U.S. history unfolded, Peterson never entered the building where alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz was opening fire and instead took up a position outside the building that was under attack. Peterson, 55, was widely criticized for his actions and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel opened an internal investigation. The deputy resigned and retired on Feb. 23, “rather than face possible termination.” Peterson, the Sun-Sentinel reported, has received a monthly state pension of $8,702.35 since April. He was paid $101,879.03 last year, according to the news outlet, which cited sheriff’s office records. The former...
  • Video: Cop beat up teen daughter in school office as employees looked on

    05/12/2018 12:18:06 PM PDT · by Conserv · 47 replies
    and school employee acts like she doesn't see a thing.
  • OAG ORDERS WACO TO SURRENDER DOCUMENTS TO THE SENTINEL

    05/08/2018 5:40:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 24 replies
    Sentinel Alert ^ | 4/30/2018
    A letter from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's Open Records Division to the City of Waco and carbon copied to The Sentinel offices has ordered the city to forward all documents requested except the assignment of the rifles to an officer by name. The remainder of the request was geared toward proving whether the city owned the rifles used in the Twin Peaks biker shooting or not. Sentinel readers may recall (stories on Texas page under Waco) that two of the three 'counter sniper' rifles were accounted for by the manufacturer (Remington) but the only Colt gun used that day...
  • Judge sets Twin Peaks trial dates, DA dismisses more cases (Waco)

    05/05/2018 6:32:52 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/4/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Frustrated by a lack of movement in the Twin Peaks cases, a judge set trial dates Friday for three bikers, while McLennan County prosecutors dismissed 13 more cases involving those indicted in the May 2015 shootout. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court summoned six members of the Cossacks motorcycle group or their support groups to court Friday to get updates on how their cases will be moving forward. On Thursday, prosecutors dismissed 15 cases against bikers who had been summoned to court Friday, leaving a much smaller group at the hearing in Johnson’s court. Prosecutors also formally...
  • Dad of Parkland shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit against school resource officer

    05/01/2018 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2018 | Wells Dusenbury
    Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victims, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former Broward Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson, gunman Nikolas Cruz and several others. Peterson, who was the Parkland school’s resource officer at the time of the Feb.14 attack, has come under immense public criticism for failing to enter the building while the shooting was taking place.
  • Gun Amnesty Day the 'most successful' ever for LPD (Lincoln Police Dept)

    04/30/2018 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    1011 Now ^ | 04/28/18
    On Saturday, the Lincoln Police Department partnered with Lincoln/Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition to host a Gun Amnesty Day at the Center Team Police Station from 10 a.m. until noon. The purpose of the event was to remove unwanted and /or illegal firearms, multi burst trigger activators such as ‘bump stocks’ and ammunition from circulation. Citizens were able to drop off firearms and ammunition with no questions asked. The results of the effort produced the following results: - 76 guns were turned in, including rifles and handguns - Over 70,000 rounds of ammunition of various calibers were surrendered -...
  • 'I just can't believe it.' Sister says East Area Rapist suspect never displayed 'madness'

    04/26/2018 9:05:44 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 44 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Ryan Lillis
    The sister of accused East Area Rapist Joseph DeAngelo told The Sacramento Bee on Thursday that her brother never displayed "any kind of madness" as a young man or adult and that her family is haunted by the thoughts of her brother's alleged victims. Rebecca Thompson, DeAngelo's older sister, said in a phone interview that she was "pretty much in shock." "As stunned as I am - because I've never seen him display any kind of madness or anything like that - I just can't believe it," Thompson said. "I've never seen anything to allow myself to think he could...
  • Former California cop arrested as Golden State Killer

    04/25/2018 4:22:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2018 | 5:20pm | Natalie O'Neill
    A former California cop was arrested and outed Wednesday as the infamous Golden State Killer — the fiend who murdered at least 12 people and raped dozens of women in the 1970s and ’80s and whose crimes were chronicled in the recent best-selling true-crime book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” authorities said. Officials said they nailed ex-Auburn and former Exeter police Officer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., now 72, by putting him under surveillance a few days ago and getting “discarded DNA” from him — which they then linked to the horrific crime spree. “James DeAngelo has been called a...
  • Full video: Port Authority commissioner confronts police during N.J. traffic stop

    04/25/2018 12:43:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 4 24 18 | The
    NJ.com Published on Apr 24, 2018 Caren Z. Turner, a Democratic lobbyist from Tenafly, has resigned as a commissioner from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after an investigation was opened into what agency officials would only describe as "profoundly disturbing conduct." Turner's resignation allegedly involved her intervention in a recent traffic stop in connection with her daughter. Turner apparently flashed her Port Authority badge in an effort to intercede with police officers on the scene. Find the story on http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018...
  • Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law

    04/22/2018 6:39:16 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 111 replies
    Messenger-Inquirer ^ | 04/20/2018 | Tom Jackman
    The nation's police chiefs are rising up against another conservative crime-fighting initiative, sending a letter to leaders of Congress on Thursday opposing a bill that would allow gun owners with concealed-carry permits in one state to carry their concealed weapons in all 50 states. The letter from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, representing 18,000 police departments across the United States, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans targets the "Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," which passed the House in December and is now assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The letter is endorsed by 473 police officials from 39 states,...
  • Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to face no-confidence vote from his own deputies

    04/21/2018 1:38:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    News7 Miami ^ | 4/20/18
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who touted his own “amazing leadership” after the Parkland school shooting, is facing a no-confidence vote from the union representing his deputies. Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, told CNN on Friday that union members had decided to move forward with the vote, which will begin electronically tonight and will close on April 26. “There is a complete failure at the sheriff’s office and he doesn’t recognize it,” Bell said. Calling the vote a “ploy,” Israel said the union “is trying to use the Parkland tragedy as a bargaining tactic...
  • Utah Supremes To Decide Whether Cops Are Violating Forfeiture Ban

    04/18/2018 3:13:20 PM PDT · by Ken H · 20 replies
    Utah Supreme Court to decide whether police can avoid ban on taking money from motorists not charged with any crime by calling in the feds. Voters in Utah banned state officials from seizing property from people who committed no crime almost two decades ago -- or so they thought. Ever since Initiative B passed with 69 percent of the vote, police have evaded its provisions by seizing cash, turning it over to federal authorities, and then taking a cut of the proceeds in a way that is prohibited under state law. The Utah Supreme Court last week held oral arguments...
  • Former NYPD cops busted for $1.4M disability fraud

    04/12/2018 5:07:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/11/2018 | Kaja Whitehouse
    Three former New York City cops were busted Wednesday and charged with ripping off the federal government with $1.4 million in false disability claims. One of the ex-cops, Gerard Scparta, 53, stands accused of stealing $638,000 from the Social Security Administration over two decades with fake claims that he suffered from depression and anxiety. In reality, he was earning big bucks — as much as $1.6 million between 2004 and last year — as a security guard and host at an unnamed strip club, the feds said. Scparta, of Campbell Hall, NY, was allegedly helped by a co-worker, who is...
  • Open Carry Activists Demand a Police Chief Be Dismissed. Here's Why.

    04/08/2018 7:54:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/8/2018 | Beth Baumann
    Over the last couple of weeks, a dramatic saga has taken place between open carry advocates and Olmos Park police in Texas. The incident began on Monday, March 26 when CJ Grisham, the founder of Open Carry Texas (OCT), put in a call to Olmos Park Police Chief Rene Valenciano. Grisham questioned Valenciano's stance on open carry and whether or not open carry activists would have issues if a demonstration was held in the San Antonio suburb. On Tuesday, March 27, OCT held an open carry rally in Olmos Park, which resulted in the arrest of three OCT members, including...
  • Parkland Hero Who Was Shot Five Times Rips Sheriff Israel

    04/07/2018 10:17:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/7/2018 | Amber Athey
    Anthony Borges, a Parkland shooting victim who was shot five times, released a statement on Friday that criticized the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for failing to protect students. Borges, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, was recently released from the hospital but remains in a wheelchair. He was shot five times while barricading a classroom door to prevent Nikolas Cruz from getting to his classmates. The survivor appeared with his lawyer, Alex Arreaza, at a press conference on Friday evening. Arreaza read a statement on Borges’ behalf that placed blame on Sheriff Scott Israel, the Broward County School District,...
  • Police: Officers mistake pipe for gun, fatally shoot man

    04/04/2018 7:31:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 4, 2018, 9:49 PM ET | AP
    Police officers responding to reports of a man threatening people with a gun on Wednesday fatally shot a man carrying a metal pipe, mistaking it for a firearm, police said. It happened just before 5 p.m. in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after three 911 callers said a "man was pointing a silver firearm at people on the street," according to NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan. .. Dr. Bennet Omalu announced that Clark was hit by eight bullets — six in the back, one in the neck and one in the thigh — and took three to 10...
  • State trooper under scrutiny didn’t reveal drug-dealing past, but left clue in hiring process

    04/03/2018 12:22:21 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 23 replies
    Trooper Leigha Genduso admitted on her State Police application that she experimented with pot as a teenager, but never mentioned that she cut up bales of marijuana and sold it in 10-pound packages covered in gift-wrapping. Still, a clue on Genduso’s 2012 application could have exposed her past and raises questions about how thoroughly she was vetted during the hiring process. A North Reading address that Genduso listed as her former residence was forfeited to the government in a federal drug case — a case in which Genduso took the witness stand in 2007 and recounted her role in a...
  • Man Chases Woman in Alley. Was it wrong for her to run? (Video)

    03/31/2018 8:30:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/30/2018 | realest_lk
    A woman sees a man at night on an empty street and she starts running. The man chases her into an alley while making aggressive grunts. Cornered, the man calls her names for running and walks away. Discuss.