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  • ‘Uncharted waters’ over long-term impact of garda powers — Harris [Ireland’s police commissioner]

    04/29/2020 10:24:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 18:11
    The Garda Commissioner has said that “we are in uncharted waters” in terms of the long-term impact of the new powers given to Gardaí during the COVID-19 crisis. Drew Harris said that Gardaí had “engaged in more than 10,000 checkpoints” across the country last week. Commissioner Harris was speaking during a public meeting with the Policing Authority, which is overseeing the Garda response to COVID-19. The proceedings are being streamed live online due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Mr. Harris said that the low number of coronavirus-related arrests to date — 76 — illustrated how well the public was complying with...
  • Policeman seen threatening to 'make something up' so he could arrest a man for breaching lockdown laws is SUSPENDED from duty [Accrington UK]

    04/20/2020 11:18:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:10 EDT, 20 April 2020 | Lara Keay
    A policeman has been suspended after he was filmed threatening to “make something up” so he could arrest a man for breaching coronavirus lockdown laws. Lancashire Police was forced to apologize for the unnamed officer’s behavior after footage of the incident in Accrington was shared online. Tonight they have confirmed he has been suspended from duty with immediate effect and the force has referred itself to the police watchdog over the clip. The video captured a young man being shouted at by a policeman in Accrington on Friday afternoon after he was pulled over for being out of his house....
  • N.J. officials say state faces ‘high’ level of threat from extremist groups, white supremacists

    02/23/2020 6:30:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.21.20 | Ted Sherman
    Police on the street responding to the December attack on a Jersey City kosher market in December.AP Citing the deadly attack in December on a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, as well as the arrests last year of a number of white supremacists allegedly plotting violent attacks, New Jersey officials Friday said homegrown extremism remains the biggest terrorism threat to the state. The Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in its annual assessment report, said of the 44 domestic terrorist incidents reported in the United States last year, four had a nexus to New Jersey.“The ever-changing threat landscape in...
  • Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy

    02/23/2020 5:41:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.19.20 | Monsy Alvarado
    Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy
  • Texas prosecutors seek murder indictment against officer who shot woman at home

    10/19/2019 5:56:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 75 replies
    Yahoo Noose and Rooters ^ | October 19, 2019 | Andrew Hay
    Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the former Fort Worth police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman in her home. "We have completed an initial review of the case, and based on the evidence we intend to ask the Grand Jury for an indictment of murder against Aaron Dean," Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement. "We will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law." Jim Lane, an attorney representing Dean, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Parade panic in NJ: the terrorists have succeeded in scaring public officials, if not the public

    09/13/2019 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    After the 9/11 attacks, we began to hear that cliche about how “the terrorists will have won” if we let ourselves become so consumed with fear that we no longer act rationally. Well, the future is now. That’s my reaction to that decision to cancel the annual Labor Day parade in South Plainfield because a guy left some fireworks in a bar in Sea Bright. When I got an email from the Governor’s Office Monday morning saying this year’s parade had been canceled, I figured it might be because of the weather. -snip- Nope. It soon turned out that the...
  • Cleveland cop urinated on 12-year-old girl waiting for school bus while recording on cellphone

    08/22/2019 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies
    https://www.cleveland.com ^ | Aug 21, 2019 | Adam Ferrise
    A Cleveland police officer tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl waiting for her school bus and urinated on her while he filmed the interaction, prosecutors said. Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, is charged with attempted kidnapping, pandering obscenity, disseminating material harmful to juveniles, assault, endangering children, child enticement, interfering with custody and public indecency. He is set to be arraigned on Monday.
  • Texas Strip Club Shootout with Off-Duty Police Officer, No Charges

    12/28/2018 5:06:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 9:30 p.m., at the All Stars Gentlemen's Club parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, a barber and a police officer got into a gunfight. Both were seriously wounded. A female witness was wounded with a bullet crease to her head. The police reported the incident was caused by road rage. That seems to be correct. The barber was cut off by the police officer. They both pulled into the parking lot. They both got out of their vehicles.  Then the gunfight happened.Initially, the story from the police was the barber opened up on the police officer, who was...
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit To Be Filed In Fatal LAPD Shooting Of Woman Held Hostage

    08/01/2018 10:58:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 08/01/2018
    A law firm founded by the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., a member of O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team,” says it will file a lawsuit Wednesday in the death of a woman who was fatally shot by LAPD gunfire while she was being held hostage by a man with a knife. The June 16 officer-involved shooting in the 6400 block of Tyrone Avenue in Van Nuys is the second time a civilian has been killed by police fire in a six-week period. The LAPD released body-camera footage of the shooting Tuesday. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said officers were dispatched to a...
  • Crowds Protesting Stephon Clark Shooting Take Over Downtown Sacramento

    03/22/2018 8:27:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 170 replies
    http://fox40.com/ ^ | 3/22/18 | ROWENA SHADDOX
    SACRAMENTO -- Four days after 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by police officers in his grandparents' backyard, protesters gathered inside and outside Sacramento City Hall. Officers believed Clark had been breaking into cars in the neighborhood and shot him because they say they thought he had a gun. He was only holding a cellphone. "The death of one more man of color is one too many," Mayor Darrell Steinberg said earlier Thursday before the protest began. Protesters clogged major downtown Sacramento streets near City Hall as the Thursday commute was about to begin. Earlier in the day, the...
  • Deadly ‘swatting’ hoaxes and the dangerous conditioning of cops

    01/07/2018 9:32:36 AM PST · by JP1201 · 39 replies
    It’s when police officers mistakenly harm their fellow officers that we really see the problems with law enforcement narratives. Last September, St. Louis police reportedly beat and arrested a fellow police officer who had gone undercover during a series of protests. The police claimed that their fellow officer, who was black, was resisting arrest. That seems implausible. By the time the officer is getting arrested, there would be little reason for him to resist to maintain his cover. He undoubtedly knew how the police operate. He undoubtedly knew that resisting would bring a beating and an arrest. That both happened...
  • Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge [NYPD]

    12/05/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 6:07 PM EST
    A man who authorities said shouted “go back to your country” at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer. Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York City native who joined the force after the Sept. 11 attacks, said she was off duty in her Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday when she encountered a man yelling and pushing her 16-year-old son. When she intervened, she said, the man referenced the Islamic State group and threatened to slit her throat. …
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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 NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau began in 2013, Bratton said in a statement. In early 2014 the FBI and Department of Justice became involved in...
  • 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....
  • [Suffolk] County police chief in N.Y. resigns amid probe into beating allegations

    10/28/2015 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:42pm EDT | Joseph Ax
    A county police chief on Long Island, New York, resigned on Tuesday amid an ongoing federal probe into whether he beat a suspect accused of stealing a duffel bag from his car in 2012. James Burke, the chief of Suffolk County, one of the state’s largest by population, stepped down on Tuesday after a 31-year career, his attorney confirmed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the beating allegations, according to a source familiar with the matter. …
  • Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

    05/02/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest? A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever. Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests. But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway. And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.
  • The Militarization of Law Enforcement - “We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore”

    12/11/2013 12:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 160 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed of campus violence. When senior Robert Cameron Redus was pulled-over last Friday by campus police for “erratically speeding,” it is unlikely he had any clue of how tragically the stop would end. The campus police department contends Redus, an honors student set to graduate in May, grabbed the officer’s steel baton during a struggle. Not in dispute, however, is that Redus was shot five times by the officer, at close range, leaving him dead and the University scrambling to...