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  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 21, 2016 | Mark Washburn
    On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage. It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong? In the next four hours, Mall says she was pinned to the ground by police, repeatedly accused of being drunk, frogmarched barefoot aboard a ferry in handcuffs, jailed in leg irons and...
  • [NYPD] Union chief to hypocrite Bratton: Resign!

    05/15/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | 12:49pm | Tina Moore
    The head of the citys sergeants union accused Police Commissioner Bill Bratton of hypocrisy Sunday and called for his resignation. What I am seeing on a regular basis now in the NYPD lately is, its a do as I say, not as I do attitude, and this is coming directly from Commissioner Bratton, Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said on John Catsimatidiss radio show on AM 970. [] The union chief complained that everyone in the department was aware of ticket-fixing before that scandal broke and that it was part of the culture but now that it has...
  • Mayor Emanuel Moves To Abolish Police Review Board

    05/13/2016 6:36:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) Mayor Emanuel will abolish the citys troubled Independent Police Review Authority. For months, the mayor has been criticized for how the city investigates excessive force allegations against Chicago police. In an op-ed piece thats expected to appear in Sundays Sun-Times, the mayor says the city would replace the agency with a civilian agency that has more independence and more resources to do its work. My goal is to bring safety to every community, through building trust in our police department, Emanuel said.
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • Prince George's Co. officer indicted for alleged abuse of his girlfriend's 3-year-old child

    05/03/2016 6:33:57 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 2 replies
    Fox5dc.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Fox5dc.com staff
    Prince George's County Police Officer Francesco Marlett is accused of beating his girlfriend's 3-year-old child unconscious after the child supposedly made him angry. A Grand Jury returned an indictment against Marlett for second-degree child abuse Tuesday afternoon. There is no excuse for Officer Marletts actions, Prince Georges County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. No matter what may have happened, striking a defenseless child and causing this type of injury is never acceptable.
  • Cop Rescues Ducklings

    04/21/2016 4:29:10 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Eagle Police Officer Zach Helbach can add ducking liberator to his resume after improvising the rescue of 10 baby ducks that fell into a storm sewer Wednesday morning. Eagle Police got a call around 9 a.m. from a resident on S. Kestrel Place who heard a mother duck squawking at the sewer and saw the babies were trapped. Helbach was able to reach down and fish out the first seven ducklings with a plastic container. Three others kept swimming, so Zach moved over to a manhole down the street, leaned down in, and fished out the rest. Mom seemed...
  • San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Accidentally Discharges 'Baby Glock' Inside Hall of Justice

    04/14/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 13, 2016
    A San Francisco sheriffs deputy accidentally discharged a non-duty weapon, a "baby Glock," inside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday morning, apparently while trying to demonstrate the proper use of the weapon to a colleague. The round narrowly missed the fellow deputy, but no one was injured. San Francisco Sheriffs Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said the discharge occurred before court started and was under investigation. She was not able to provide details, pending the outcome of the probe. An accidental discharge of a firearm is a very serious matter, she said. We are all very grateful that no one was...
  • Cop LOSES It on Truck Driver! Then THIS Happens!

    04/08/2016 10:37:49 AM PDT · by patlin · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 23, 2016 | ppsimmons
    No article, just video of an officer having a bad day & how a cool head and a dash cam can help an officer in need of compassion, turn his bad day into a good one!
  • Wild Police Chase (TR) (Los Angeles - Police do NOTHING)

    04/07/2016 6:14:51 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4-7-2016 | Joseph Serna, Richard Winton
    Story at link Wild police pursuit in rain includes 'doughnuts' on the 101, hugs and a TMZ tour bus
  • 4 top NYC police officials transferred amid corruption probe

    04/07/2016 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 5:04 PM EDT | Colleen Long
    Four senior New York City police officials have been transferred amid a corruption probe into whether officers took free trips, meals and other perks, and Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday police and federal investigators will follow the leads wherever they take us. The public has an expectation of a high degree of trust and integrity in its police department, he said. This is not a particularly good day for the department. The corruption investigation by the NYPDs Internal Affairs Bureau began in 2013, Bratton said in a statement. In early 2014 the FBI and Department of Justice became involved in...
  • (Baltimore) Police fire 56 shots, killing father and son

    04/07/2016 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    wfsb ^ | 04/04/2016
    BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ/CNN) - Some people want police to explain the fatal shooting of a father and son. Officers fired 56 shots at Kimani Johnson and Matthews Wood Jr., who police claimed may have planned a mass shooting. Their family said the police's story doesn't add up. "Boom, boom, boom, 56 shots, That's an overkill," said Mary Scott Harper, who has two children with Wood. She says the 43-year-old was in fear for his life because of an ongoing dispute when three officers spotted him and his 18-year-old son with two loaded guns in East Baltimore on Thursday. "He was...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Marion County Mother Charged With Neglect for Making Children Walk to School

    04/04/2016 9:33:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | April 1st, 2016 | Ben Benton
    A 32-year-old Marion County, Tenn., mother faces an April court date on child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her young daughters as she made them walk miles to school on Valley View Highway. The charges are linked to an investigation launched March 1 after Marion County sheriff's deputy Chris Ladd and another deputy responded to a call about the situation and spotted two girls with a dog "walking the fog line just south of Ketner Mill Road and a gold Cadillac parked on the shoulder, engine running, just north of Ketner Mill Road," Ladd's report states....
  • Fort Worth officer indicted in shooting of man holding barbecue fork

    03/29/2016 6:14:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 MARCH 2016 | JIM DOUGLAS
    FORT WORTH A Tarrant County grand jury indicted a Fort Worth police officer Tuesday for shooting and wounding a man he thought could be an armed prowler. The shooting happened at 3:30 in the morning last June 23. Craig Adams, 55, came outside his elderly parents' home for some cool air. At the same time, Fort Worth Officer Courtney Johnson responded to a Priority One call of a prowler with a knife. The two met in Adams driveway on New York Avenue. Adams was holding what turned out to be a large barbeque fork.
  • Family's Dog Shot by Miami-Dade Police Officer

    03/07/2016 5:22:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Laura Rodriguez
    The incident happened at a home off of 18th Avenue and Northwest 122 Street, where the dog's owner lives with her son. She said she walked outside to see if the garbage had been picked up when suddenly she saw officers arrive in an unmarked police car. According to the family, the officers showed them a photo of someone who does not live at their home. They believe police were looking for someone who used to live there; they've only been living there for three months. The woman said when she saw the officers she alerted them about her dog....
  • Judge rules Steele should be released

    03/04/2016 4:44:10 PM PST · by gorush · 7 replies
    Channel 3000 (Madistan CBS affiliate) ^ | Mar 04 2016 02:45:11 PM CST | No byline
    Steele, who is a former Dane County sheriff's deputy, was tried in the deaths of his wife, Ashley Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol. His attorney argued that a neurological disorder -- Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS -- was the foundation of his not guilty defense. After the trial Steele was committed to the Mendota Mental Health Institute for treatment.
  • Montgomery police officer charged in death of Gregory Gunn (Alabama)

    03/02/2016 4:16:25 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 16 replies
    WSAF TV 12 Montgomery AL ^ | 3/2/2016 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police officer Aaron "A.C." Smith, 23, has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Gregory Gunn. Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey stated during a Wednesday afternoon news conference that "probable cause" was found in an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation to arrest Smith. Smith was booked in the Montgomery County Detention Facility with a $150,000 bond. "The State Bureau of Investigation has been working non-stop since Thursday, thoroughly investigating the shooting death of Gregory Gunn," Bailey said. "The District Attorney's Office has been in constant contact with SBI...
  • Controversial Body Camera Video Shows Bloody Arrest of Woman in Florida

    02/29/2016 11:36:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/29/2016
    The video showed the deputy attempting to put handcuffs on the woman as she struggles and moves away. Eventually, the woman is taken to the ground by the deputy and appears to strike her head on the pavement. As the woman attempts to get up, she is pushed back to the ground face first, the video showed. Blood can be seen on the ground as the woman again turns to face the deputy and sits up. ... "This entire incident could have been avoided had the suspect not stolen the product or had complied with the initial commands by the...
  • Boy 16 carrying a BROOMSTICK is shot four times in the chest and stomach by police in Salt Lake...

    A police officer shot a 16-year-old boy when he refused to drop the broomstick he was holding in Salt Lake City last night. The officer was responding to an unrelated call in the Utah capital at 8.15pm when his team spotted two teenagers arguing with a man, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Surrounding them, police allegedly told the boy to drop what he was holding - part of a broomstick. When he did not, 'shots were fired'. The boy was hit in the chest and the stomach.
  • Federal judge: 'You're not allowed to record cops'

    02/27/2016 1:29:27 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 66 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Feb 27,2016 | By Eder Campuzano
    A U.S. District judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the First Amendment does not guarantee the right to record police unless the video is meant to be used as evidence. Judge Mark Kearney made the ruling against Philadelphians Richard Fields and Amanda Geraci, whose cameras were confiscated by police while the two were recording the officers breaking up a house party. The Third Circuit judge ruled that unless police are recorded with the "stated purpose of being critical of the government," any such video isn't protected speech.
  • Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names.

    02/24/2016 6:05:00 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2016 | Tom Jackman
    It started with a reporter's attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers' names secret. In a climate where the actions of police nationwide are being watched as never before, supporters say the bill is needed to keep officers safe from people who may harass or harm them. But the effort has drawn the attention of civil rights groups and others who say police should be moving toward more transparency --...
  • Two Dozen Guns Somehow Walked Out Of A DC Police Evidence Locker, Half To Be Used In Other Crimes

    02/20/2016 8:22:12 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Steve Birr and Josh Fatzick
    More than two dozen firearms that were supposed to be in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) somehow made their way back to the streets and were used in other crimes, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation appear to show. An internal memo from the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) reveals 24 guns police confiscated between 2005 and 2012 vanished from the MPD evidence locker and were later confiscated yet again in other crimes. One of the weapons reappeared in a murder, while several others were used to commit violent crimes
  • FL Police Tip: Don't Shoot Just Because you see a Gun

    02/19/2016 2:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy of wftv.com The indoctrination of police against the Second Amendment needs to be reversed. It is costing lives and treasure. It was not always so. Under long standing precidents in American, and before that, English law, a person's home is their castle, which may be protected against intruders. If a person may not use force to protect their home, they no longer really own it. In a recent case in Florida, police went to the wrong house on a domestic call at 1 in the morning. From wftv.com: The man, who asked to not be identified, said...
  • Captain Higgins targets suspected gang members [AWESOME! DO NOT MISS VIDEO!]

    02/18/2016 8:25:48 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel Captain Higgins targets suspected gang members. If you have information on the suspects' location, call (337) 277-9667, (337) 400-9064 or (337) 277-3503. http://www.katc.com/story/31248189/acadiana-law-enforcement-unites-to-find-gremlins-gang
  • 2 LAPD officers charged with sexually assaulting 4 women while on duty

    02/17/2016 1:48:44 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://abc7.com/news ^ | 02/17/2016 | By ABC7.com staff
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, worked as partners for the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Both men are accused of sexually assaulting women in various locations, including their police vehicle, between December 2008 and March 2011.
  • NYC Cop Convicted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Akai Gurley

    02/12/2016 7:13:27 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/12/16 | Matt Ferner
    New York City police Officer Peter Liang was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black man in a darkened Brooklyn public housing project stairwell. Liang's single gunshot killed Akai Gurley, 28, who was walking down the stairs on Nov. 20, 2014. NYPD said after the jury's verdict that Liang had been fired from the department. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 14. Liang said he drew his pistol as he and his partner patrolled the darkened 8th floor stairwell of the Louis H. Pink Houses in...
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • Charges Dropped Against Heinz Field Officer Accused Of Assaulting Fan

    02/03/2016 9:11:36 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | 02/01/2016 | By Bob Allen
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) A Heinz Field police officer accused of assaulting a fan while making an arrest in November has been cleared of all charges. Police say Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was working a uniformed, off-duty secondary employment detail at a WPIAL football championship game at Heinz Field on Nov. 28, when he arrested a man for a number of charges, including public drunkenness and aggravated assault
  • Did LaVon have a legal obligation to stop for the police?

    02/03/2016 10:16:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 108 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/3/2015 | Jack Black
    Many years ago I was a passenger in a car driven by my brother. He cut off a car leaving a gas station, the car followed us about 1/2 a mile to our destination. The occupant got out, ran up ripped open the drivers door and pulled my brother (a smallish 16 year old at the time) out of the car bodily. Turned out the fellow driving was a LEO (Harbor Master) in an unmarked car. He was also not in uniform. Shortly there after a marked police car showed up, with uniformed police officers. The police wrote my brother...
  • Police officer to sue family of teenager he shot

    01/31/2016 8:29:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/31/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one of the more unusual (and disturbing) news items to pop up over the weekend. You probably recall the story of 19 year old Chicago resident Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by officer Robert Rialmo during a domestic disturbance call. LeGrier, who may have suffered from mental illness, came out of the residence with a baseball bat, ignored multiple orders to stand down and was shot. Unfortunately, one of the rounds fired by Rialmo was a "through and through" shot which passed through LeGrier and went on to strike and kill Bettie Jones, a neighbor. The...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • Widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz indicted

    01/28/2016 12:55:13 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Martinez
    <p>The widow of an Illinois police lieutenant who tried to portray his suicide as murder was indicted Wednesday on six counts accusing her of participating in her husband's stealing of charitable funds, authorities said.</p> <p>Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, is the wife of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who killed himself last year. Officials said her husband staged his suicide to appear he was killed in the line of duty while pursuing three suspects. The case prompted a massive manhunt for weeks until authorities unraveled the ruse.</p>
  • AR-15 Rifle, Ammo Go Missing After OC Deputy Places Case on Vehicle and Drives Off: Authorities

    01/27/2016 5:27:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 27, 2016, | by John A. Moreno and Chip Yost,
    Sheriff's officials in Orange County [California] on Wednesday were searching for an AR-15 patrol rifle that went missing after a deputy placed it on the trunk of his vehicle and drove away, authorities said. The deputy, assigned to the Aliso Viejo station, was preparing his equipment before his assigned shift began about 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the Orange County [California] Sheriff's Department. The rifle was described by officials as a black, semi-automatic, .223-caliber Colt AR-15 with a 20-inch barrel and serial No. A0091856. It was inside its black case with three loaded magazines when the deputy...
  • LAPD Officers Won’t Face Charges After Opening Fire on Delivery Women During Dorner Manhunt

    01/27/2016 5:19:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Tiems ^ | 01/27/2016 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather•
    ight Los Angeles police officers who mistakenly opened fire on Los Angeles Times newspaper delivery women thinking they were rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner in 2013 will not be criminally charged, the L.A. County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday. The officers opened fire in the predawn hours of Feb. 7, 2013, as Margie Carranza and her mother, Emma Hernandez, were slowly cruising though a Torrance neighborhood in a pickup truck delivering papers. Law enforcement officers around the region were on edge during the massive manhunt for Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer who sought vengeance against police officials he blamed for his firing....
  • Body camera shows man yelled 'I can't breathe' before death (yelled??; Oakland CA)

    01/27/2016 2:26:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 5:02 PM EST
    The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland. The Oakland Tribune reports Wednesday that Hernan Jaramillo also wailed that he couldn't breathe repeatedly before he died in 2013. [...] An autopsy found the cause of death to be multiple drug intoxication associated with physical exertion. ...
  • CT: Police ‘Gotta Cover Our Ass’ on Open Carry ~ VIDEO

    01/25/2016 6:25:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other.In a free society, there is always pressure to expand the power of the government to suppress freedom of speech. Those in power, for the last 100 years, have been infringing on our right to bear arms, and claiming that those who support the Second Amendment are kooks, in an attempt to suppress our First Amendment rights. With the voice provided by the First Amendment and the Internet, brave activists have been rolling back those attacks on the First and Second Amendments, and have been winning important victories. Michael Picard...
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....
  • High-Ranking FBI Agent Convicted of Assault on Teen Nearly Faints in Court After Verdict

    01/21/2016 10:30:16 AM PST · by redreno · 50 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 11/03/2015 | Carlos Miller
    Proving to be unstable, combative and petty, an FBI agent interjected himself in a family custodial dispute on behalf of his girlfriend and her estranged husband, who was two hours late in dropping off their baby. But FBI Agent Gerald Rogero’s intrusive attempts at heroism led to him assaulting and threatening to shoot the 15-year-old son of the estranged husband’s girlfriend. He then threatened the teen’s mother with arrest when she tried to intervene
  • Metro officer charged with domestic battery was arrested on similar charges in 2011

    01/14/2016 8:52:52 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 13, 2016 - 5:30pm | By Rachel Crosby
    The Metropolitan Police officer who was arrested Monday on domestic battery charges was arrested four years before on similar charges, but that case was dismissed, the Clark County district attorney's office confirmed Wednesday. James Burt, 41, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping involving his girlfriend, an arrest report shows. In 2011, he was arrested on two counts of domestic battery, coercion with force and kidnapping involving his then-wife. They divorced about a year later. That first case was dismissed less than six weeks after he was arrested. "What it looks like on...
  • Arizona May Criminalize Recording Cops in Public

    01/11/2016 5:04:58 PM PST · by Boomer · 64 replies
    USA News ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    efore retiring to dry heat and a second career in politics, Arizona state Sen. John Kavanagh arrested criminals in Times Square and other New York-area transit areas -- and one heroin bust 40 years ago, he says, inspired his new, instantly controversial bill to criminalize close-up filming of police in public. The legislation would require people to be at least 20 feet away while recording “law enforcement activity” or farther if officers decide that’s needed. Recording inside private buildings such as homes would be allowed from “an adjacent room or area” unless an officer objects. Violations would be petty offenses...
  • Why the ‘wet tea leaves’ drug raid was outrageous

    01/11/2016 3:40:20 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2016 | Radley Balko
    A couple weeks ago, I posted about a case in Kansas in which a couple was wrongly raided by a police tactical team. Robert and Addie Harte and their two children were held in their home by armed officers for over two hours as the officers searched the house for marijuana. They found no drugs. After spending $25,000 to get a judge to order the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to turn over documents related to the search and investigation leading up to it, the Hartes discovered that Robert Harte, along with hundreds of other people, became a suspect when Missouri...
  • Mesa mother arrested after finding, beating teen in bed with daughter

    01/07/2016 7:11:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    KSAZ News ^ | 12/29/2015 | Brent Corrado
    MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A woman has been arrested after telling police she beat a 16-year-old teen after finding him in bed with her teenage daughter inside her Mesa home on Thanksgiving.According to court documents, Jeanette Woods found the boy in her 16-year-old daughter's bed after the two had consensual sex. The two teens had fallen asleep when the boy says he awoke to Woods yelling at him and punching him in the face just after 1 a.m.The boy says Woods was straddling him and repeatedly punching him in the face and body. The boy eventually broke free, but Woods...
  • Blame The Waitresses

    01/06/2016 8:06:44 PM PST · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    The tragedy last May 17 in Waco. Texas was a rock that fell from the sky into the ocean. Now the rock is buried fathoms deep and only the ripples remain - spreading farther and farther. The local authorities, most notably District Attorney Abel Reyna. know exactly how those nine men died. Video At a glance, this is not a complicated case. The actual bloodshed was captured on multiple video cameras. A mere 42 seconds elapsed from the very first overhand right until the moment a Cossack named Wayne Lee Campbell made the mistake of trying to shoot it out...
  • Trooper in Sandra Bland traffic stop indicted, fired

    A Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a contentious traffic stop last summer was fired Wednesday after being charged with perjury for allegedly lying about his confrontation with the black woman who died three days later in jail. Trooper Brian Encinia claimed in an affidavit that Bland was "combative and uncooperative" after he pulled her over and ordered her out of her car. The grand jury identified that affidavit in charging Encinia with perjury, special prosecutor Shawn McDonald said Wednesday night. Hours after the indictment, the Texas Department of Public Safety said it would "begin termination proceedings" against...
  • NorCal Drug Agent Busted Delivering $2M Worth Of Pot To Pennsylvania

    01/05/2016 5:32:58 PM PST · by Ken H · 23 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | January 05, 2016 | n/a
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) A deputy who works for a Northern California anti-narcotics task force is facing felony drug charges after he was arrested delivering $2 million worth of marijuana to someone in Pennsylvania. According to a criminal complaint, officers arrested Yuba County Sheriff Deputy Christopher M. Heath, along with 2 other men, driving across the country with 122 packages of marijuana. Each package weighed about a pound. The trio was stopped on December 29 after police received a tip. All three were booked into York County Prison. Heath, 37, was also carrying his badge, his duty firearm and $11,000...
  • Filming the police (at a safe distance) is not a crime

    01/02/2016 10:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    In some parts of the country this seems to be a settled question but it’s still cropping up in a disturbing number of places. We’re seeing incidents where court cases are popping up over instances where private citizens out on public property wind up in court with the cops after filming the activities of police on the streets. This can go one of two ways: the citizen is in trouble for doing the filming and faces charges or the cops are on the stand because of how they reacted to the filming. Neither should be showing up on the docket,...
  • Poll: Law Enforcement's 'Tenuous' Rebound With The Public

    01/01/2016 1:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    With no charges being filed against the Cleveland officers involved in the shooting death of Tamir Rice, you can be assured that the Black Lives Matter movement will continue their activism into the 2016 season. This incident, the police-involved shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the controversial arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, took a toll on law enforcement. In June, a Gallup poll showed that confidence in police had reached a 22-year low. Now, the polling company is saying that there has been a “tenuous” recovery: After dipping to 48% in 2014 amid a national...
  • San Diego Cop Kills Man Holding Pen, Claims It Was Knife (Graphic Police Brutality)

    01/01/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by redreno · 43 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | PINAC News
    San Diego police officer Browder killed a man who initially he said was unarmed. After viewing this video, he changed his story and claimed the man was holding a knife, which he wasn't.
  • The Year in Blame Shifting

    12/30/2015 12:23:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday, when he announced that a grand jury had declined to indict two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said enhanced video of the incident showed the boy was drawing what looked like a gun from his waistband. Although the object was actually an Airsoft pellet pistol, McGinty said, Timothy Loehmann, the officer who killed Tamir within two seconds of arriving at the scene, had no way of knowing that. Even if we accept this account, it does not explain why Frank Garmback, Loehmann's partner, drove right...