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  • Castleberry, an Alabama speed trap town, may soon resolve lawsuit

    12/09/2018 1:22:31 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 59 replies
    AL.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Christopher Harress
    In 2016, revenues from the court system and the drug towing law, brought in more than $546,000, approximately double from the year before. At the same time, however, payroll for the cops and court quadrupled, according to financial documents.
  • ...Antifa Thugs With AR15’s Intimidate Journalist... Police Threaten Arrest for Filming (truncated)

    12/02/2018 8:55:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    FULL TITLE: “Are You Willing to Die for Your YouTube Sh*t?” – Antifa Thugs With AR15’s Intimidate Journalist Andy Ngo at Seattle Rally – Police Threaten Arrest for Filming Portland based video journalist and Quillette writer Andy Ngo (who happens to be gay and Asian) made the trip north to Seattle to cover a pro Constitution rally put on by III%’ers and other conservative groups, as well as the counter protest staged by the usual red flag toting communists of Antifa. As Ngo attempted to make his way into the communist group to capture the scene, several people confronted him...
  • Grandmother, 55, sues Miami prison after staff book her as a MAN despite strip search and lock...

    12/01/2018 5:23:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Grandmother, 55, sues Miami prison after staff book her as a MAN despite strip search and lock her up in a male jail with 40 men who taunted and leered at her A grandmother who was mistakenly booked into Miami jail as man is now she's suing prison workers who forced her to spend nearly 10 hours in a male cell where she was so tormented she wet herself. Fior Pichardo de Veloz, 55, was booked in the Metro West Detention Center in Miami on November 4, 2013. Pichardo was an attorney and elected official in the Dominican...
  • Grandma mistakenly booked into a Miami jail as a man. Court ruling details who was to blame.

    11/30/2018 9:31:55 PM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Mimi Herald ^ | 11/30/2018 | David Ovale
    Fior Pichardo de Veloz, a grandmother arrested in Miami, suffered a serious indignity at the hands of the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department: jailers booked her as a man and she spent nearly 10 hours in a holding cell surrounded by leering inmates. Her shame was compounded when a federal judge threw out her lawsuit, saying the jail staffers were protected from a trial for negligence. But clearly disturbed by the outrageous mistake, a federal appeals court this month reinstated the lawsuit against the jail doctor and nurse who insisted jail officers book Pichardo as a man — even though a...
  • Dallas police officer who shot man in his own apartment indicted

    11/30/2018 1:20:39 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/19 | Jason Hanna
    (CNN)A police officer who claimed she killed a Dallas man in his own apartment in the mistaken belief that he was in her home has been indicted on a murder charge, according to a clerk with the Dallas County court. The court records Friday showed both a manslaughter and murder charge entered in her file, but the clerk confirmed that the murder charge is the one prosecutors are moving forward on. The indictment of Amber Guyger comes more than two months after she was arrested in the shooting death of Botham Shem Jean at the Dallas apartment complex where both...
  • Adams County pays $2.6 million to slain Idaho rancher’s family

    11/28/2018 10:38:15 PM PST · by cowpoke · 24 replies
    Idaho STATESMAN ^ | 11/28/2018 | Cynthia Sewell
    Three years after two sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Council rancher, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family has been settled for $2.6 million. Adams County sheriff’s deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland shot and killed Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, while the rancher was attempting to put down his bull that had been severely injured in a car crash.
  • Gunman in Alabama Mall Shooting, Previously Thought to Be Dead, Still At Large: Police

    11/24/2018 9:56:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/24/2018
    Police initially said Bradford opened fire after an altercation with the 18-year-old and an officer fatally shot him as he fled the scene. But late Friday, police changed that story, saying that while Bradford was involved in “some aspect of the altercation” and was armed with a handgun, he likely did not fire the rounds that injured the two others. Police do not know how the confrontation began but don’t believe the 18-year-old who was hurt was armed, they said. A gunman opened fire, shooting the teenager twice in the torso, according to police. An armed Hoover police officer who...
  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    11/17/2018 7:50:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jay Reeves
    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black district attorney — Pettway sees himself as part of a new wave of officers and court officials tasked with enforcing laws and rebuilding community trust fractured by police shootings, mass incarceration, and uneven enforcement that critics call racist. In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about...
  • Black Man Precludes Casualties in Bar Shootout—Only to be Shot and Killed by Police

    11/12/2018 9:00:40 PM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | 2018-11-12 | Natalie Degraffinried
    The headline should have been: “Security Guard Apprehends Shooter and Saves Lives.” Instead, it’s another case of the police shooting and killing an innocent black man. Eyewitnesses say that at Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, [Cook County, Chicago] Ill., security told a group of intoxicated men they had to leave. One of the men returned armed, at which point shots were exchanged between them and armed security guards. One of the guards, Jemel Roberson, 26, managed to restrain one of the gunmen. From WGN9: “He had somebody on the ground with his knee in back with his gun in...
  • Cop accidentally kills security guard at bar in Chicago suburbs

    11/12/2018 11:00:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/18 | Bradford Betz
    A police officer mistakenly shot and killed a security guard at a bar in Chicago's south suburbs early Sunday morning, Chicago’s Fox 32 reported. Witnesses said a security guard told a group of "drunk men" to leave a Robbins bar around 4 a.m. An armed suspect later came back inside the bar and opened fire, WGN-TV reported, citing witnesses. Armed security guards returned fire, the report said. One the guards -- Jemel Roberson, 26 -- apprehended the suspect outside, witnesses said. Roberson then requested help from Midlothian Police, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said. A witness told the station that...
  • Giants rookie quarterback arrested on way to practice

    10/30/2018 10:09:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 30, 2018 | 12:45pm | Lia Eustachewich
    New York Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta — who many fans believe should replace Eli Manning as the team’s starter — was busted in New Jersey on Tuesday morning for allegedly nearly hitting a police officer with his car, according to a report. The 23-year-old rookie from the University of Richmond was on his way to Big Blue’s practice facility in East Rutherford when he failed to obey an officer’s directions in Weehawken, NJ.com reported. He came close to striking the cop with his car.
  • Authorities treating mailed bombs as 'live devices,' not hoaxes

    10/25/2018 2:05:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Thursday that law enforcement officials are treating the suspicious packages containing possible explosives sent to high-profile Democrats this week as “live devices," not “hoax devices.” “This is something that should be taken seriously,” O’Neill told reporters at the press conference in New York. “We are treating them as live devices." “As far as a hoax device, we’re not treating it that way,” O’Neill added. His remarks came after some conservatives, including radio host Rush Limbaugh, suggested that the bombs could have been part of a hoax or false-flag operation. Officials said Thursday...
  • Lafayette boy arrested after urinating on electrical outlet and starting fire in school bathroom

    10/24/2018 7:40:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    RTV 6 ^ | 10/23/2018 | Katie Cox
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Lafayette boy is learning the criminal justice system the hard way after police say he urinated on an electrical outlet to try to start a fire in a school bathroom, according to officials. Lafayette Fire Department Fire Inspector Todd Trent said the 12-year-old Sunnyside Intermediate School Student did start a small fire in the boy’s restroom on Friday, but it was able to be quickly put out.
  • Fewer Sex Partners Means a Happier Marriage

    10/22/2018 9:54:09 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 244 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10-22-18 | OLGA KHAZAN
    Over at the Institute for Family Studies, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, has found that Americans who have only ever slept with their spouses are most likely to report being in a “very happy” marriage. Meanwhile, the lowest odds of marital happiness—about 13 percentage points lower than the one-partner women—belong to women who have had six to 10 sexual partners in their lives. For men, there’s still a dip in marital satisfaction after one partner, but it’s never as low as it gets for women,... (Skip) In an earlier analysis, Wolfinger found that women with zero...
  • Maine East High School student arrested, charged after displaying gun in Snapchat

    10/17/2018 7:32:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 17 Oct 2018
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) -- A Maine East High School student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he posted on social media holding a gun... A black air-soft replica weapon, which was confirmed to be the weapon shown in the Snapchat posting
  • New video shows off-duty Chicago police sergeant shooting teen from vehicle

    10/17/2018 12:56:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2018 | By Madeline Buckley
    Video released Tuesday shows an off-duty Chicago police sergeant opening fire from his vehicle and wounding an apparently unarmed man as he stood on a sidewalk in front of a home in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released police dashboard camera, home surveillance video and police reports more than a year after Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes, then 18, was shot in the arm and chest in the 11100 block of South Hermosa Avenue. The police reports identified the officer as Sgt. Khalil Muhammad, who was placed on paid desk duty indefinitely...
  • Only 32 Baltimore Police officers pass latest sergeant exam

    10/11/2018 2:57:05 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 53 replies
    Only 32 of the 273 officers who took the test passed, according to the city’s Department of Human Resources, which oversees the exam. The passing rate of 11.7 percent is far lower than the last three sergeant exams, which have been given every two years. In 2016, 176 of the 290 officers who took the exam passed, for a rate of 60.7 percent. In 2014, 171 of 330 officers passed, for a rate of 51.8 percent. And in 2012, 218 of the 412 officers passed, for a rate of 52.9 percent.
  • Is the Tide Turning toward Justice for Police-Shooting Victims?

    10/09/2018 6:07:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2018 | David French
    We may be witnessing the repeal of the unwritten law that helps bad cops go free. It’s been almost two years since the puzzling, infuriating mistrial in one of the most grotesque police shootings ever caught on tape. A jury couldn’t reach a verdict after watching video footage of South Carolina police officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as Scott slowly ran away, before picking up a dark object (likely his Taser) and placing it by Scott’s body in a blatant effort to corrupt the crime scene. Slager got away with it in large part because...
  • Texas K9 cop attacks handler, shot dead by officer in Waco

    10/08/2018 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Oct 05, 2018 | Strm Gifford
    Police officers in Texas had a double dose of Friday drama when they arrived at a home to serve a search warrant and their accompanying K9 dog attacked a cop instead of the perp!
  • Police Shot, Wounded at Wrong Address, No Charges for Home Defender in Maryland

    09/30/2018 9:16:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>The shooting took place Wednesday night as a unit of nine officers served a search warrant at an apartment complex about 20 miles south of the nation's capital. After knocking on the door and getting no response, officers used a device to open it.</p>