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  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 6:52:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/15
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 2:50:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | May 24, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • New twist on $ scam sends armed officers to victim [SWAT-ting]

    Police are warning about an old scam with a new a very dangerous twist and Wednesday night, a Church Hill woman became a victim. Nicole Smith got a call that said she owed almost $1,000 to the IRS. When she refused to pay the scammers, they called the police on her. (snip) Smith then called her ex-husband to tell him what happened, but the ordeal wasn't over. The same person called back telling her to look out her window. "There were four police cars outside my window! I was panicked because I couldn't believe, how did he get four police...
  • Miss. deputy assaulted in ambush, saved by K-9 (VIDEO)

    05/21/2015 7:45:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    guns.com ^ | 5/21/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Hancock County sheriff’s deputy escaped a brutal attack by three men Monday night thanks to the help of a K-9 named Lucas. Investigators believe had it not been for his four-legged partner’s intervention, the deputy likely would have been killed. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. at a rural rest stop near Pearlington, Mississippi, less than five miles from the Louisiana border, when Deputy Todd Frazier noticed a blue Lincoln Town Car with no license plate occupied by a single individual who was sitting completely in the dark, The Sun Herald reported.
  • Officer killed in Omaha (white female cop, perp....)

    05/20/2015 5:00:43 PM PDT · by Pappy Smear · 65 replies
    Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. The slain officer was identified as 7-year veteran Kerrie Orozco, 29. According to Schmaderer, Orozco and other officers with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force were conducting surveillance on a shooting suspect in the area of Martin Avenue and Read Street just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. Officers spotted the suspect, identified as Marcus D. Wheeler, in front of a home off nearby Vane Street. Schmaderer said Wheeler fired several shots at officers and then fled toward a home on Martin Avenue. When officers confronted Wheeler, police said,...
  • Wisconsin Sheriff: ‘It Is a Myth That Police Kill Black Males in Greater Numbers Than Anyone Else’

    05/20/2015 6:40:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Melanie Hunter
    Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday addressed what he called a “myth” that police kill more black males than any other race in testimony at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled, “Policing Strategies for the 21st Century.” “It is a myth that police kill black males in greater numbers than anyone else,” Clarke said, citing statistics provided by the University of Toledo, which contrasts, what he called “the false narrative propagated by cop haters and the liberal mainstream media.”
  • GOOD NEWS Watch What Happens When Two Cops Offer People 'Free Hugs'

    05/16/2015 9:05:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2015
    What happens when two police officers walk down the street with signs that say "Free Hugs"? The Newark Delaware Police Department released a heartwarming video on their Facebook page that answers that question. In the video, which already has nearly 5 million views, Corporal James Spadola and Officer First Class Aaron Olicker offer hugs to anyone who wants them. Spadola explained that he came up with the #HugACop idea because there has been so much negative news surrounding police. "I just wanted to come up with a positive time between the police and the citizens," Spadola said.
  • CHP Officer Pulls Over Funeral Procession on the 10 Freeway for Traveling Too Slow [CA]

    05/16/2015 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    KTLA5.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | KENNEDY RYAN AND KAREEN WYNTER
    Cellphone video captured an emotional dispute on the side of the 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area last Friday between members of a funeral procession and a California Highway Patrol Officer who pulled them over. A uniformed traffic escort was leading a procession of about 100 cars to Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills to bury family matriarch Sandra Louise Behn-Capel when they were stopped for traveling too slow on the freeway, according to Humphrey’s daughter Rachel Behn-Humphrey.
  • Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early

    05/15/2015 9:31:32 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    OC Register ^ | May 14, 2015 | TONY SAAVEDRA, SCOTT SCHWEBKE AND JODIE TILLMAN
    His departure from public life was nasty, dramatic and well-documented. But former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona got out of prison this week in a far different manner: Quietly, and somewhat mysteriously. Carona, 59, has left a federal prison medical center in Lexington, Ky., said Kenny Coleman, the center’s camp administrator, on Thursday. Carona served 52 months of a 66-month sentence for felony witness tampering.
  • Minneapolis cop is under investigation by federal authorities

    05/15/2015 6:14:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Matt McKinney
    Federal authorities are investigating a Minneapolis police officer who has been the target of two brutality lawsuits that have cost the city $410,000. The investigation focuses on Michael Griffin, a patrol officer in north Minneapolis, who joined the police force in 2007. Griffin has been the subject of 22 police internal affairs investigations, a total that may include both public complaints and internal department issues. Most of the claims against him were not upheld. The U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. However, a number of sources told the Star Tribune that the FBI has been making inquiries that include questions...
  • Elderly Couple Honk At Off Duty Police Officer: Cop Breaks Man’s Nose, Smashes Teeth Out With Gun

    05/13/2015 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 188 replies
    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks. FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel they’re lucky to be alive.
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/12/2015 8:50:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 100 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 5/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told TheDC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/12/police-officers-morale-is-low-in-departments-across-the-country/
  • Pine Belt (MS) boy gives 'survival kits' to local law enforcement

    05/13/2015 2:35:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    WDAM ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Hillary Stepney
    COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - In the wake of a shooting of two Hattiesburg officers, it is also National Police Week. This week is a time dedicated to honoring the courage of current officers as well as saluting the sacrifice of fallen heroes. Hunter Owens, 9, of Columbia, wanted to say thank you to his local heroes by passing out “survival kits” to law enforcement officers in the area. --- snip The kits include different candies and expressions, like 'Life Savers: To remind you of the many times you've been one' and ‘Mounds: for the mounds of courage you need.'
  • Sheriff blames deaths of Mississippi officers on Obama’s ‘war on police’

    05/11/2015 12:57:17 PM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2015 | Peter Holley
    Authorities have arrested four people in the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers over the weekend, but the sheriff of Milwaukee County — more than 900 miles away, in Wisconsin — says there’s a fifth culprit on the loose. Suspect description: African American, slender build, salt-and pepper-hair, last seen wearing a blue power tie and sounding professorial. His alias: President Barack Obama. Less than 24 hours after Officers Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, of the Hattiesburg Police Department were gunned down during a traffic stop, Milwakuee County Sheriff David A. Clarke linked the deaths to events...
  • Armed Citizen Saves Officer Under Attack In Oklahoma City

    05/10/2015 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 10, 2015 | Bob Owens
    A rookie Oklahoma City police officer became separated from his partner during a foot pursuit and managed to close in on the robbery suspect they were chasing. The suspect managed to get control of the officer’s baton and started striking him in the head repeatedly, and the incident might have become another murder of an officer in the line of duty if it wasn’t for an armed citizen stepping in to save the day: It happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of W. Park Pl. Rookie Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert...
  • Nine Georgia Cops Fired After Inmate Dies Chained to a Chair

    05/10/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 10, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Nine Georgia sheriff’s deputies were fired Friday following an investigation into the death of suspect Matthew Ajibade while in police custody. Ajibade, 21, was arrested in Savannah for domestic abuse on January 1. He was tased and chained to a chair in an isolation cell following an altercation with deputies that left three officers injured, one of them with a concussion. When the deputies next checked on Ajibade he was unresponsive. The autopsy was not released, pending possible criminal charges.
  • 2 Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers shot to death Saturday night;

    05/10/2015 1:04:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    NOLA.COM ^ | May 09, 2015 at 9:59 PM, updated May 09, 2015 at 11:59 PM | Bob Warren,
    By Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune May 09, 2015 at 9:59 PM, updated May 09, 2015 at 11:59 PM Two Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers were shot Saturday night (May 9), south Mississippi media outlets were reporting. Both officers have died, the Clarion Ledger in Jackson and WDAM in Hattiesburg were reporting. The Clarion Ledger's story said police were seeking two men as suspects, Curtis Banks and Marvin Banks. The Hattiesburg American reported the shooting occurred near East Fourth and Bouie streets around 8 p.m. Multiple agencies are involved in a search. The identities of the officers have not been...
  • 2 Mississippi officers fatally shot; suspect being sought

    05/09/2015 9:03:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | The Associated Press
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two Mississippi police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp ) Saturday night that both Hattiesburg officers had died. They’d been taken to the hospital, and it wasn’t immediately clear if they died there or earlier.
  • Baltimore to Be the Home of the First National Police Force Obama Promised

    05/09/2015 8:23:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 72 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 5/7/2015 | Steven Ahle
    (You will hear and obey me) Baltimore will soon be the first national police force that Obama promised and Al Sharpton has been promoting. (I’m waiting for the IRS to announce they made a mistake and instead of owing taxes, Sharpton has a 20 million dollar refund coming) For a while it looked like Ferguson would hold this distinction after Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder announced that the police force there was racist, but they weren’t willing to roll over. Obama will force it on them eventually, but Baltimore will be the first. The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has...
  • What I Learned After I Killed a Criminal

    05/09/2015 7:42:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | May 7, 2015 | By DAVID A. KLINGER
    It’s been nearly three-and-a-half decades since I killed Edward Randolph, but when I fix my mind on those desperate seconds from the time he thrust the butcher’s knife he clasped with both his hands into my partner Dennis Azevedo’s chest and the moment I shot him flush in his own, it can seem like yesterday. After being stabbed in the chest and fending off several other attempts to murder him, Dennis fell flat on his back and Randolph leapt on top of him, trying to force the knife he held with both hands into Dennis’s throat. My first reaction when...
  • "This Was Wrong:" Man Who Saw Video of Fatal Cop Shooting

    05/07/2015 3:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/6 | Artie Ojeda
    The tenant saw the building surveillance video before it was handed over to San Diego Police as evidenceA man who says he has seen surveillance footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting last week in the Midway District says it was a “quick shooting that should not have taken place.” The San Diego Police Department has launched an investigation into the April 30 shooting in which a veteran officer did not activate his personal body cam. The man, who does not want to be identified, works in a building across the alley from the Highlight Book Store on the 3200 block...
  • Career criminal who shot NYPD cop in the face as he sat in patrol car spent 8 years in prison

    05/04/2015 12:22:16 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A 35-year-old man who faces two attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a New York City police officer in the face spent eight years in prison for the same offence, it has been revealed. Demetrius Blackwell was reportedly approached by Officer Brian Moore and his partner in an unmarked police car on Saturday night after he was seen adjusting his waistband suspiciously.
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 47 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Footage Catches Officers Saving Woman From A Car Crash Just Before The Situation Goes Up In Flames

    04/21/2015 9:04:50 PM PDT · by null and void · 15 replies
    IJR ^ | Reid Mene
    Dramatic police dash cam footage, provided by New York’s Fox affiliate WPIX, caught the recent rescue of a New Jersey woman getting pulled to safety out of her overturned convertible – just in time. Kinnelon Police Officers Mark Ehrenberg and Ricky Ferriola arrived at the crash scene where they saw the 2006 Toyota Solara convertible toppled over with smoke fuming out, while forty-five-year-old Dawn Milosky, remained unconscious and pinned inside. The officers rushed to Milosky’s aid, and can be heard on the tape yelling: “Can you hear me?” Despite their attempts, there was no response. After cutting through the seat...
  • NYPD Cop Shot in the Head in Queens

    05/02/2015 3:53:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Larry Celona
    SNIP The circumstances were not immediately known, but the shooting took place near the intersection 212th Street and 104th Road in Queens village.
  • NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head

    05/02/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday. The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols. A suspect was initially believed to be holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – only to discover it was a false tip. The search has now expanded....
  • Law Professor: Baltimore Officers Were Overcharged, Charges Will Likely Be Dismissed

    05/01/2015 10:49:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 1, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Charges filed against the six Baltimore police officers for their involvement in the death of Freddie Grey will be dismissed, a George Washington University law professor predicted in an interview with The Daily Caller. John Banzhaf, who teaches public interest law, says that the charges announced by Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday “go too far.” “I think a prosecutor is going to have a hard time proving that the actions did in fact cause death, since they seem to have no theory as to how it occurred,” Banzhaf said in a phone interview. Gray was arrested on April...
  • Why did GoFundMe drop account supporting Baltimore cops?

    05/02/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/01/2015 | staff
    GoFundMe.com said it has taken down the fundraising campaign for the Baltimore police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray because it violates the website's policy. The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police created the page on Friday in hopes of creating a defense fund for their members involved in the case, but it was quickly taken down because according to the company, funds cannot be used for people accused of serious crimes. "The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe's...
  • Six officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

    05/01/2015 11:06:22 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 104 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1 May 2015 | Pamela Wood Scott Dance
    The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died last month after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday. Mosby's announcement on the steps of the War Memorial Building was greeted with cheers and applause. Mosby said she told Gray's family that "no one is above the law and I would pursue justice upon their behalf." Desmond Taylor, 29, shouted in jubilee in front of the War Memorial Building. Mosby: Freddie Gray's death a homicide, officers charged Investigation and medical examiner reports say Freddie Gray's...
  • FOP: Gray Charges Driven By "Publicity" Officers "Did Nothing Wrong"

    05/01/2015 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Michael Davey, an Attorney with the Fraternal Order of Police declared, “these officers did nothing wrong” and that charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray are driven by “the publicity in this case” and “politics” at a press conference on Friday.
  • Freddie Gray's Stepfather: Family Satisfied With Charges Against 6 Officers

    05/01/2015 2:39:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/1
    The stepfather of Freddie Gray said the family is satisfied with prosecutors charging six police officers involved in Gray's arrest. "These charges are an important step in getting justice for Freddie," Richard Shipley said, speaking on behalf of the Gray family. Prosecutors said Gray died after suffering a critical spine injury in the back of a police wagon. Shipley also called for peace in Baltimore, saying the last thing that Freddie would want is to see people of Baltimore lose their jobs and businesses because of his death. "We ask that whomever come to our city, a city that we...
  • Police: Baltimore Gangs Threaten To ‘Take Out’ Officers

    04/27/2015 3:42:38 PM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 24 replies
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com WJZ ^ | April 27, 2015 1:50 PM
    The Baltimore Police Department has received information that a number of Baltimore area gangs have joined forces to “take out” officers. According to a press release from the Baltimore Police department, members of the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips have partnered to harm law enforcement officials.
  • Officer reunited with newborn he found in dumpster in 1989 [Awwwww Alert]

    04/26/2015 6:20:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 4/26/15
    An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster has been reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton recently met in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported (http://abc7ne.ws/1QwNdzt ). "I hoped that someday I would see him again," Buelna said. Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces. "He still...
  • Virginia Cop Detains Washington D.C. Television News Videographer [Title Shortened]

    04/23/2015 4:40:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    Photography is Not a Crime.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Carlos Miller
    A Virginia police officer detained a television news videographer Tuesday because his camera vest could have been tactical gear. The incident was captured on cell phone video by veteran investigator reporter Russ Ptacek from WUSA9, who posted it on Twitter along with photos of the detainment. The video is posted below. The cop was from the Arlington County Police Department, part of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
  • Blacks: Rethink your war on cops (..'blood in streets' triggering 'govt. to seize freedoms')

    04/20/2015 9:58:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    The West Memphis NAACP has legitimized and inflamed the war on cops by urging blacks to arm up against them. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” Crittenden County NAACP head Shabaka Afrika said in a news conference. The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown had really roiled angry black activists and street thugs who make up their army. But the killing of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD and the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina have pushed them over the edge. Nation of Islam leader Louis...
  • Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran away

    04/14/2015 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 117 replies
    AP release via Yahoo ^ | 4/14/15 | BRUCE SMITH and PHILLIP LUCAS
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man can be heard telling his supervisor twice that he didn't understand why the man ran away, according to dashcam video.
  • Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

    04/13/2015 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    wncn ^ | 4-13-2015
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma with manslaughter in the shooting of a black suspect. A second-degree manslaughter charge was filed Monday against 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates. Police have said Bates thought he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun, when he fired at 44-year-old Eric Harris in the April 2 incident. A man can be heard apologizing and admitting to shooting a person in a video that documents the killing.
  • Editorial: No routine calls in police work

    04/13/2015 8:52:27 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 19 replies
    For several years now the online chat world has been highly critical of the Cottonwood Police Department. These largely anonymous critics have targeted Cottonwood PD for being too heavily armed, too overly preoccupied with their militaristic arsenal of equipment and too eager to put their weaponry on public display. "Why can't they be more like small-town cops?" the critics ask. Saturday night, we learned why such equipment is needed and necessary, and why police need to always be prepared for the worst. The call of a female employee being roughed up hardly served up the warning for what took place...
  • Ten California deputies put on leave after video shows man being beaten

    04/10/2015 2:58:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    cnn ^ | Ralph Ellis and Michael Pearson
    KNBC reported that the man -- identified by authorities as Francis Pusok -- appeared to be kicked 17 times, punched 37 times and hit with a baton four times. Pusok was later hospitalized, KNBC reported, citing authorities. "The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately," McMahon said in a statement. The ACLU of Southern California issued a statement Friday saying that it was "deeply troubled" by the images. "While we applaud Sheriff John McMahon's prompt decision to investigate the disturbing actions of his deputies, we believe more is needed," the organization...
  • Sheriff Orders Immediate Internal Investigation Into Arrest Seen on "Disturbing" Video [CA]

    04/09/2015 6:36:43 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 66 replies
    NBC4 Los Angeles ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into what he called "disturbing" video showing an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit that was caught on camera by NewsChopper4. Deputies appeared to use Tasers to stun a man and then beat him after the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon. Aerial footage captured by NewsChopper4 showed the man falling off the horse, and then being stunned with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy. The man then appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began...
  • How many Americans die in police encounters? Fatal Encounters website seeks answer

    04/08/2015 8:06:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    KingstonRegion.com ^ | 4-8-2015 | Mitch Potter
    How many Americans die in fatal encounters with police officers? In the absence of political will and bureaucratic ability, Americans are rising up to count for themselves. The best findings so far — 3.15 citizens each day; 22 per week; 96 a month — adding up to an average of 1,150 dead Americans a year, according to data painstakingly compiled by the website fatalencounters.org. Founder D. Brian Burghart, who launched the not-for-profit Fatal Encounters project in February 2014, stands by those findings as “better than 95 per cent accurate.” “What we don’t know yet are the trends going back to...
  • [Language Warning] Cop Biker Threatened with Jail if He Doesn’t Apologize for Swearing at a Cop, He

    04/09/2015 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 22 replies
    In a video uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, Michael Cates filmed a disturbing interaction between police and retired truck driver, Russel Ayers. The recording shows police threatening Ayers with incarceration after he refused to apologize to an officer, after calling him a......bad word...Caution, Harsh language!
  • Man Who Filmed Walter Scott’s Death Held Video; Waited to See if Police ‘Continued with the Lies’

    04/08/2015 4:02:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 230 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/08/2015 | Tina Nguyen
    The outcry over the death of Walter Scott stems from a video, taken by an anonymous bystander, that depicts police officer Michael Slager shooting at Scott eight times as he flees. In an interview with Time, however, Scott’s brother says that the video may not have come out if the police hadn’t initially tried to paint Slager as innocent.Anthony Scott told Time that he found the circumstances surrounding his brother’s death, caused after a routine traffic stop, highly suspicious. “When I got there somebody told me that he was gone. And I was like what in the world? What...
  • Police in Texas Launch Investigation After Video Shows Deputy Strike Nine Months Pregnant Veteran

    04/08/2015 4:40:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 7, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Police in Texas have launched an investigation after online video surfaced showing a Hunt County Sheriff’s officer strike an Air Force veteran who was nine months pregnant last month. Footage shows two deputies restrain Deanna Robinson during the March 4th incident as they accompanied Child Protective Services to her parents’ home to remove the 38-year-old’s 18-month-old son Landry over allegations of of abuse. Robinson can be heard shouting that she is pregnant before a deputy is seen at the end of the video hitting her. -snip Robinson told WFAA that the accusations of child abuse stem from a March 1st...
  • Officer charged with murder after shooting man in back:

    04/08/2015 6:11:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 144 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 4/8 | Holly Yan and Dana Ford
    The video is so damning that authorities promptly charged a South Carolina officer with murder. In the footage, an African-American man, apparently unarmed, is seen running away from the officer. He gets several yards away before the officer aims his gun toward his back. Eight shots later, the man falls to the ground. By that point, he appears to be at least 25 feet from the officer.
  • South Carolina police shooting defense: What the video doesn't show

    04/08/2015 1:06:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 222 replies
    la times ^ | 4-8-2015 | RICHARD WINTON
    The video appears to be damning: a white police officer fatally shooting a black man in the back as he ran away. The shooting of Walter Scott by North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Thomas Stager has generated national outrage. Stager has been fired and charged with murder. Legal and police tactics experts said the video would be powerful evidence in the criminal case. But they say it still leaves Stager’s defense with options. One likely defense focus will be what is not on the video. The interaction between Scott and Stager before the shooting is not seen, nor is the...
  • Cop who shot at unarmed black man 8 times in the back could face death penalty, life in prison

    04/08/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 93 replies
    Fusion ^ | April 7, 2015 | Daniel Rivero
    A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina has been charged with murder after video emerged of him shooting an unarmed black man in the back while he was trying to run away, reports the Charleston Post and Courier. The two had been involved in a scuffle. The man, 50-year-old Walter Scott, died Saturday after Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager, 33, shot at him eight times, though it is not immediately clear how many shots hit him. Scott had been stopped for a broken tail light, and he ran from police “because he owed child support,” said his family,...
  • Cop charged with murder of motorist after jarring video surfaces

    04/07/2015 4:24:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 186 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/7/15 | By Associated Press
    Cop charged with murder of motorist after jarring video surfaces CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist after a traffic stop. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told a hastily called news conference that city Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager was arrested and charged Tuesday after law enforcement officials saw a video of the shooting following a Saturday traffic stop. Authorities say the victim, 50-year-old Walter Lamer Scott of Charleston, was shot after the officer already hit him with a stun gun.
  • Whites far more likely to approve of police striking people (racist AP cites GSS)

    04/04/2015 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 3:06 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend survey. Seven of 10 whites polled, or 70 percent, said they can imagine a situation in which they would approve of a police officer striking an adult male citizen, according to the 2014 General Social Survey, a long-running measurement of trends in American opinions. When asked the same question—“Are there any situations you can...
  • Unexpectedly: Crime Rates Begin to Rise in Los Angeles: Shootings up 31 % as MSM demonizes Police

    04/03/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2015 | Jack Dunphy
    I bring you shocking news, gentle readers. If you take thousands of incarcerated felons and turn them loose on society, and you then allow the federal government and cultural elites to demoralize the police officers charged with keeping these liberated hoodlums in line, you end up with higher crime. Who would have dared imagine it?This is the state of affairs in California, where a succession of imprudent decisions by judges [1], lawmakers [2], and the electorate [3] have combined to throw open the prison gates to swarms of men who in a sane world would have remained locked away...