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  • UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    09/13/2014 12:55:14 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 153 replies
    WNEP ^ | 9/13/14 | Amanda Kelley
    <p>BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police have confirmed there has been a shooting at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. There is no one in custody at this time. Newswatch 16 has a crew on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.</p>
  • CHP getting new wheels

    09/04/2014 4:06:39 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 4, 2014, | MATT BROWN
    ...The all-wheel-drive Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles are replacing the CHP’s fleet of Crown Victoria cruisers, a move officials hope will give the agency more versatility on and off roads. .... The Interceptor’s higher profile also prompted questions about stability on turns. But the car’s electronic stability control, one of the tricked-out features of the $26,000 vehicle, gives the driver superior handling, even at high speeds and through tight curves.
  • In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

    09/02/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 27 replies
    A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future. Sheriff Phillips told the newspaper that,...
  • 'Cops' Crew Member Killed by Officers While Show Films Armed Robbery (Omaha)

    08/27/2014 11:57:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 8-27-2014 | Jeremy Blacklow
    A staffer on the long-running television crime show Cops was shot and killed Tuesday night, reportedly by gun fire from local police, while videotaping an armed robbery in progress in Omaha, Nebraska, that also left the suspect dead. According to Deputy Chief David Baker of the Omaha Police Department, the incident took place at a Wendy's restaurant at around 9:20 p.m. CT, in the vicinity of 42nd Street and Dodge. Initial reports said the TV crew member, later identified by Langley Productions (which produces Cops) as audio technician Bryce Dion — had been critically injured. The news of his death...
  • Ferguson backlash: Rallies coast-to-coast for officer

    08/27/2014 5:02:20 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/26/14 | Leo Hohmann
    Americans plan to take to the streets in nearly 100 U.S. cities this weekend in support of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson as well as a U.S. Marine being held since March 31 in Mexico and the families of two slain Border Patrol agents. William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, one of the groups organizing the rallies, said police, veterans and Border Patrol agents are “under siege” in America. .... The rallies are scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. ... Times, dates and locations for rallies at the site. http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/ferguson-backlash-rallies-coast-to-coast-for-officer/
  • VIDEO: Police Officer Beaten to a Pulp by UNARMED Man

    08/24/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    Too many political pundits have lost sight of the dangers that face police officers each and every day. At first, the story coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, was only one of a white police officer shooting an unarmed, black child who was minding his own business. Then, the story shifted; it was a white officer shooting a black adult who was gigantic, but a “gentle giant” with a heart of gold. The story began to erode as evidence surfaced. Michael Brown was a gigantic adult male who not only robbed a convenience store and assaulted the store owner earlier that...
  • Texas police chief killed in traffic stop

    08/23/2014 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Pimentel pulled over a vehicle in a residential area. There was a struggle and Pimentel was shot, Hughes said. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office took 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez into custody and he will face charges of capital murder of a police officer, said Hughes.
  • Texas Police Chief Killed In Traffic Stop [Suspect 24-Year Old Joshua Manuel Lopez]

    08/23/2014 11:26:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    Texas Police Chief Killed In Traffic Stop By Leslie Holland, CNN updated 12:27 AM EDT, Sun August 24, 2014 Police Chief Michael Pimentel had made a traffic stop He was shot multiple times, Bexar County officials says Pimentel dies at hospital Elmendorf, with 1,500 residents, is just south of San Antonio (CNN) -- A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County...
  • Connecticut trooper pleads guilty to stealing dying motorcycle crash victim’s jewelry, money

    08/22/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:30 AM | Philip Caulfield
    State trooper AJ Huntsman was accused of lifting more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry from a dying man at a motorcycle crash site in 2012. He later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about it, authorities said.A crooked Connecticut cop caught by his dash cam stealing more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry off a mangled motorcycle crash victim is facing prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. State trooper AJ Huntsman, 45, was facing 10 years for the theft, but was likely to get just 16 months in jail and five years' probation when he's sentenced on Oct....
  • What Will Happen to Officer Darren Wilson?

    08/22/2014 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because of Missouri's self defense laws [Snip] If Wilson isn't indicted by the grand jury or is acquitted at trial, the Brown family will most certainly file a wrongful death lawsuit. I also wouldn't be surprised if Eric Holder were to pursue a case against Wilson for federal civil rights violations. But that will...
  • South Florida Man Fights Back After Felony Arrest

    08/21/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 26 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 08/21/2014 | PhotographyIsNotACrime
    All Eric McDonough wanted was for Homestead Police officer Alejandro Murguido to obey the same traffic laws he enforced in their neighborhood. Instead, the 36-year-old scientist ended up in jail on charges of aggravated stalking and threatening a public servant because he confronted Murguido with his cellphone’s voice recorder outside the cop’s home two years ago. Since then, McDonough says Homestead Police Department brass have refused to investigate Murguido for falsely accusing him even though he has an audio recording that contradicts the cop’s version of events. McDonough tells his story in this video, so this is not the usual...
  • 4 officers not back to work 5 weeks after Jersey City cop shot dead

    08/21/2014 1:35:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies
    NJ.com Jersey Journal ^ | August 21, 2014
    Four Jersey City police officers who were at the scene of the fatal shooting of Police Det. Melvin Santiago last month are still out on administrative leave.
  • Man Killed by Salt Lake City Police, Was Unarmed Says Family - (unarmed white killed by black cop)

    By Michael Allen, Fri, August 15, 2014 Dillon Taylor was shot and killed by Salt Lake City police outside a 7-Eleven store in South Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday night.... Police have not said whether or not Taylor was actually armed, but family members claim he was not.
  • Must Conservatives Be Cop Lovers? Rand Paul Challenges Fellow Republicans to Rethink

    08/20/2014 10:21:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rand Paul became known as that crazy right-winger who expressed reservations about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But in the past two years, the Kentucky Republican has emerged as his party's most passionate voice on criminal justice reform, explicitly decrying the system's disproportionate impact on African Americans. You might assume that Paul, widely seen as a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is trying to redeem himself with black voters who were alienated by his criticism of the Civil Rights Act. Yet both positions spring from the same wariness of state...
  • cops will die because of ferguson

    08/20/2014 6:31:00 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/20/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Cops will die because of Ferguson. That’s the increasing likelihood as politicians, activists and media advocates across the country vilify law enforcement and the men and women who work in it. Cops will die because of Ferguson. They will certainly face increased danger, and so will we. The convergence of two unavoidable consequences of the rhetorical attack on the police will make that inevitable. The first is the emboldening of those who would raise a fist or a gun against the police. When you have the president of the United States – twice – criticize law enforcement, implying racism, and...
  • DeWine to call special grand jury in Walmart shooting

    08/19/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 6 replies
    WHIO ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Breaking News Staff
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a special grand jury in two weeks to determine whether a crime was committed when Beavercreek police officers shot John Crawford III on Aug. 5 at a Walmart store. DeWine said his office is reviewing footage from more than 200 cameras at the Pentagon Boulevard store where Crawford, 22, was shot by police officers on the evening of Aug. 5. He said his office is also retaining a "use of force" expert on the matter. - See more at: http://m.whio.com/news/news/kasich-news-conference-today-walmart-shooting/ng5WB/#sthash.jXSkIYFU.dpuf
  • Pentagon has transferred $4.3 BILLION in equipment to American police forces

    08/19/2014 7:18:28 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 28 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Aug 18 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, MailOnline
    The U.S. Defense Department has been contributing to the militarization of local police forces since at least 2007, handing over heavy armaments, battle helicopters and armored vehicles for use in urban policing scenarios
  • Ferguson and the Changing Attitudes Towards Cops

    08/18/2014 4:45:30 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/17/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    One of the fascinating layers of the Ferguson riot story is how this tragedy has exposed what is a rapidly changing attitudinal climate towards law enforcement officers (LEOs). What was for years a stable predicate -- conservatives being reflexively ‘law and order’ and inherently giving cops the benefit of the doubt -- while liberals with the built in ACLU type disdain for cops tending to always assume the worst of those in power – is now a vortex of confusion, cross currents,and contradictions. It’s not a total flip-flop of the convention, but it’s moving in that direction. After all, we’ve...
  • The “militarization” of police was not only inevitable, but necessary

    08/16/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 289 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The rioting, protests and controversy continue to swirl around Ferguson this weekend, and you will no doubt be reading plenty of coverage from both sides about it. But in the background, a disturbing, larger national conversation has erupted out of the troubles in the St. Louis suburb. The hot topic everywhere seems to be a growing call to halt the so called “militarization” of the nation’s civilian police forces, highlighted by the riot suppression gear on display in Ferguson. It’s an argument coming from both sides of the ideological spectrum, too. The IBD editorial board warns us to “beware” of...
  • Police: Virginia deputy shot daughter, crashed car

    08/15/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | 8/15/2014 | WTOP
    <p>WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia deputy sheriff shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car as he rushed her to the hospital, authorities said.</p> <p>The teenager was in stable condition at a Winchester hospital, according to media reports.</p>
  • Darren Wilson identified as the officer who shot Michael Brown

    08/15/2014 7:39:25 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 281 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/14 | By Mark Berman and Wesley Lowery
  • A Cop Is Killed Every 58 Hours

    08/15/2014 5:05:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 185 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets, and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the trigger, hunting for any excuse to gun down defenseless youths. This hysterical nonsense must be stopped. The Cirque du Cop-Bashing, with Al Sharpton as ringmaster, is working overtime to exploit the deadly incident in Ferguson, Mo. That means stoking anti–law enforcement fires at all costs. Are there bad cops? Yes. Does the police state go overboard sometimes? Yes. Do the demagogues decrying systemic racism and braying about “assassinations” know what happened...
  • Off-duty officers may bring guns to Vikings games

    08/14/2014 7:34:35 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    KARE ^ | 8-14-14 | ap
    <p>MINNEAPOLIS - A court has struck down an NFL policy preventing off-duty Minnesota police officers from bringing their guns to Vikings games.</p>
  • Police chief rips Obama remarks

    08/14/2014 5:45:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. "I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha's Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation," director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill.
  • Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Charged With Plying Boy With Drugs, Groping Him

    08/14/2014 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/14/14 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    James H. Edwards III, a Miami-Dade Police sergeant and 27-year veteran of the force, now finds himself behind bars. Edwards allegedly provided a 15-year-old boy with booze and drugs, groped the boy, and then masturbated in front of him. He now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.
  • Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

    08/14/2014 3:32:35 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 7 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage and biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled her over and approached the car, he wondered for a second or two if the woman was just trying to get out of a ticket, but he quickly knew she was really choking and told her to get out of the car. Just two firm pumps of the Heimlich maneuver dislodged...
  • In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest

    08/13/2014 9:10:13 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13 | Wesley Lowery
    For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald’s a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown’s shooting as a staging area. Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby. But inside there’s WiFi and outlets, so it’s common for reporters to gather there. snip As I made my way toward the door, the officers gave me conflicting information. One instructed me to exit to my left. As I turned left, another officer emerged, blocking my path. Go another way,” he said. As I turned, my backpack, which was slung over one shoulder, began to slip. I...
  • DC police officer shot wounded; search for gunman

    08/13/2014 3:21:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 8/13/14
    Police are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a District of Columbia police officer.
  • White cop calls black protesters 'animals' in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/12/2014 4:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Week ^ | August 12, 2014 | Ryu Spaeth
    Some disturbing footage from Ferguson, Missouri, courtesy of CNN. It shows a white cop telling protesters to "bring it, all you [expletive] animals," as they demonstrate against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by Ferguson's police force on Saturday.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Witnesses say Michael Brown was killed while holding his hands in the air, after he was stopped by police. The police say Brown went for an officer's gun during an altercation. The incident has touched off protests, rioting, and looting in Ferguson, where 65 percent of the population is African-American. The police force is overwhelmingly white. The author. Go look...
  • Marc Lamont Hill: Police Shooting Black Men Is ‘Domestic Terrorism’

    08/12/2014 12:25:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/12/2014 | by Eddie Scarry
    HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill has poured gasoline on the racial controversy over Michael Brown, the unnarmed, 18-year-old black Missouri man who was shot dead by a police officer. “A Black man in America is killed every 28 hours by police or vigilantes,” Hill tweeted on Monday. “THAT, not rioting, is domestic terrorism…” Hill was referring to unrest that broke out in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting that resulted Monday in law enforcement using teargas on protesters. Hill followed up on that tweet with more racial commentary. “Michael Brown should be starting college in a few hours. Instead, he’s...
  • Man shot dead by police in Walmart 'after he picked up a toy gun'

    08/07/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Relatives of John Crawford, pictured, believe he was holding a toy gun when police shot him dead at a Walmart store A man shot dead by police in a U.S. supermarket may have been killed after picking up a toy gun, his relatives have claimed. John Crawford was gunned down at a Walmart store in Beavercreek amid reports that he was waving a rifle at customers, including children. But relatives of the 22-year-old have contacted civil rights organisations after claiming he was holding a toy gun in the toy section of the shop when the incident unfolded. LeeCee Johnson, who...
  • Shock Video: NJ Cop Tells Citizen 'If Obama Doesn't Follow The Constitution, We Don't Have To'

    08/06/2014 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Debra Heine
    A New Jersey police officer dealt with the complaints of an animal rights activist in a manner that can only be described as a sad sign of the times: “Obama just decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn." The activist, Steve Wronko had gone to the Helmetta Police Department with a list of complaints regarding the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter and to voice his complaints about perceived violations of his Constitutional rights. Via Photography Is Not A Crime: The video was posted Monday by activists trying to bring changes to the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter in New...
  • Law enforcement vs. black and brown Americans

    08/06/2014 12:27:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 6, 2014 | Cornell William Brooks, President NAACP
    New NAACP president: Garner's death is part of a terrible national pattern of violence against communities of color.The tragic death of Eric Garner, an African-American man who died after a New York Police Department officer put him in a chokehold, is a grim reminder of our country’s broken, ineffective and unjust system of policing. Garner’s death is not a symbol. His death is a heartbreaking symptom of the untested and overaggressive policing culture that has become commonplace from New York to California. In streets and avenues across this country, “broken windows” policing and police violence are distressing our communities. We...
  • Officers donate time, talent to help immigration crisis

    08/05/2014 12:08:55 AM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    KENS 5 News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Joe Conger
    FALFURRIAS, TX -- A pickup truck driver ignored lights and sirens and accelerated to nearly 100 miles an hour, turning simple traffic into something else recently in Brooks County. Chief Daniel Walden alerted dispatchers as he pushed down on the gas pedal to catch the pickup driver. "Dispatchers let me know they got a call of a vehicle matching the description dropped off a load of undocumented right in that area that we were at," Walden said as the chase neared the county line....Five minutes later, they emerged from the brush, the driver in handcuffs. According to officials, that was...
  • Officer Puts Gun To Boy’s Throat In McDonald’s Drive Thru For Taking Too Long

    08/02/2014 4:26:16 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 74 replies
    PCMD Gazette ^ | Aug 2, 2014
    3 Weeks ago, Scott Biumi plead guilty to assault. According to Forsythe News, he was sentenced to 10 years on probation for pointing a gun at teenagers in the drive-through line at a south Forsyth McDonald’s. Scott Biumi, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault stemming from the April 9 incident at the fast-food eatery on Old Atlanta Road. WATCH VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zj33kmgaAc
  • Police Chokehold Killed Eric Garner, Medical Examiner Rules

    08/01/2014 9:43:30 PM PDT · by bamahead · 121 replies
    WABC-TV NYC ^ | August 01, 2014 | Josh Einiger
    TOTTENVILLE (WABC) -- The New York Medical Examiner has ruled Eric Garner died from a chokehold used by a police officer during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month, calling it a homicide. The autopsy found that Garner, 43, died as a result of compression of neck, compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police. Mayor Bill de Blasio released the following statement. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Eric Garner ... My administration will continue to work with all involved authorities, including the Richmond County...
  • Man beaten, three SAPD officers investigated for possible excessive force

    08/01/2014 11:53:35 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 43 replies
    KENS 5 San Antonio ^ | July 24, 2014 | Dillon Collier
    SAN ANTONIO -- Three San Antonio Police officers are being investigated for possibly using excessive force, after a May 20 incident in west San Antonio left a man with injuries to his face, skull and neck. Roger Carlos was in the 10600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard taking photos of a building that will soon be home to his wife's medical practice, when he was approached by three officers around 2:30 p.m. The officers were identified as an undercover drug task force officer and two SAPD SWAT members. According to an SAPD incident report released to the I-Team, the officers...
  • D.C. Police Chief Orders Full Reciprocity for Open, Concealed Carry State Gun Permits

    07/27/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Fox5DC via Twitter ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Emily Miller
    STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.More -- DC police chief using guidance from AG -- grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
  • Dramatic Video: Border Patrol shootout with alleged gang member

    07/23/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    KETKNBC.com ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:37am | Staff
    La Joya (KNVO) — It was a terrifying situation in a Texas border town as authorities exchanged gunfire with a murder suspect. Border patrol agents were under fire as they tried to arrest a man in La Joya, on the Rio Grande River near the Gulf of Mexico. Two law enforcement officers were shot, but both are expected to recover. Authorities said the man was wanted for a murder in Edinburg. He was also believed to be a member of the notorious "Texas Syndicate" prison gang. The gunman had barricaded himself in an apartment and fired at sheriff's deputies and...
  • It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police

    07/22/2014 9:32:19 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 181 replies
    Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government employees, with generous salaries and ridiculously cushy retirement pensions covered by the taxpayer, who enjoy incredible job security and are rarely held accountable even for activities that would almost certainly earn the rest of us prison time. When there is proven misconduct, these government employees are merely reassigned and are rarely dismissed. The bill for any legal settlements concerning their errors? It, too, is covered by the taxpayers. Their unions are among the strongest in the country. No, I’m not talking about public-school teachers. I’m talking...
  • Police Deaths Up 31% In First Six Months Of 2014

    07/22/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    WDOV 1410 News Radio ^ | July 22, 2014
    The number of cops killed nationwide in the line of duty was up 31 percent during the first six months of this year. A new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows California leading all states with eight police officer deaths, followed by New York, Florida, Texas and Virginia with four each. Fund Chairman Craig Floyd says there's been a 37-percent increase in traffic-related incidents and a 56-percent increase in officers killed by gunfire, five of them in ambush-style attacks. Craig blames those attacks, including the one earlier this month on Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago...
  • Ex-Wife of Alleged Klansman Cop: Boss Made Us Join the KKK

    07/21/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 21 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The weird story of the Florida police station with two Klansmen officers just took a weirder-er turn: the ex-wife of one of the officers accused of joining the Ku Klux Klan has turned around, saying his former boss actually told him to go undercover in the first place. Ann Hunnewell, the ex-wife of Officer George Hunnewell, was working as a secretary at the Fruitland Park Police Department when her boss approached her and her husband with an unusual assignment: as she told the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he wanted the two of them to infiltrate the local Klan to...
  • Police helmet camera captures fatal shooting of James Boyd

    07/17/2014 12:40:48 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 39 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 22 Mar 2014 | KRQE ABQ
    Albuquerque police’s new chief says the latest officer involved shooting that killed a homeless man in the foothills is justified. But new video police released Friday is raising a lot of questions about how it all played out. The release came Friday as APD’s first press conference since the shooting. http://krqe.com/2014/03/21/apd-officer-involved-shooting-was-justified/ Read more at
  • Target security officer fired after reporting [cop] shoplifting

    07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by bornred · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12 | Tom Jackman
    Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents. But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the...
  • Jersey City mayor lashes out over memorial for alleged cop-killer

    07/14/2014 7:24:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    <p>Instead of honoring the officer, the memorial was for his suspected killer. "Rest easy," ''Thug in peace" and "See u on the other side" friends wrote about  Lawrence Campbell, who police say ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday as he responded to an armed robbery call at a 24/7 pharmacy.</p>
  • Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

    07/13/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2014 | AP
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
  • Jersey City police officer fatally shot in line of duty

    07/13/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | Junly 13, 2014
    “Today was a horrible day for Jersey City,” said Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop who held a press conference this morning at the Jersey city Medical Center announcing the death of Officer Melvin Santiago. Santiiago was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center after being shot while responding to a report of an armed robbery at the Walgreen’s store at Communipaw Avenue and Kenndy Boulevard early this morning, Fulop said
  • Tucson Police Release Body-Worn Cam Footage Of Sick, Coed-Attacking Cop [VIDEO]

    07/05/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5 2014 | Eric Owens
    The police department in Tucson, Ariz. has released raw video footage from the camera police officer Joel Mann was wearing when he brutally pummeled a female student who was walking innocuously just off the campus of the University of Arizona. The newly-released footage – and other, cell phone-taken video of the same incident from a different perspective – was taken on Saturday, March 29. Tucson police had deployed in full pseudo-military riot gear in case students and fans damaged any property after the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller to the Wisconsin Badgers. (VIDEO: TYRANNY IN TUCSON:...
  • Trooper filmed 'brutally beating woman on side of California hwy (For Her "Protection")

    07/04/2014 12:27:26 PM PDT · by equalator · 400 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-4-2014 | Lydia Warren
    A California trooper has been filmed brutally beating a woman on the side of a highway - but authorities claimed he simply stopped her for her own safety. A passing motorist recorded the unidentified California Highway Patrol officer as he punched the woman at least 11 times in the head along the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles on Tuesday. On the video uploaded to YouTube, the woman can be seen trying to protect herself by putting up her hands but she does not appear to resist the trooper. 'The most animalistic, most brutal way to subdue someone is to pound...
  • Child Saved After Being Snatched in Walmart (Perp Killed by Fast-Thinking Cop- VIDEO)

    07/01/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-1-2014
    A man was shot and killed after he snatched a two-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store. The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a two-year-old girl inside the store in Midwest City. The man grabbed the child from the shopping cart for no apparent reason and then began to hold a knife to her throat as he began to ramble and make crazy, incoherent demands. As her mom screams for help, other shoppers call 911 and begin surrounding Wallace. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating...