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  • State trooper, an 11-year veteran, shot dead during traffic stop in North Carolina

    10/17/2018 8:14:44 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    News Channel Nebraska ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    (COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C.) — A veteran state trooper in North Carolina was shot dead while making a traffic stop early Wednesday, authorities said. The deadly confrontation unfolded when Kevin Conner, an 11-year veteran, stopped a pickup truck for speeding in Columbus County just after midnight, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said. The driver pulled onto the shoulder, and when Conner approached, the driver allegedly fired several shots, authorities said. The suspected shooter then fled the scene and led police on a car chase, authorities said. His car became stuck while trying to drive over a railroad crossing, authorities...
  • Only 32 Baltimore Police officers pass latest sergeant exam

    10/11/2018 2:57:05 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 53 replies
    Only 32 of the 273 officers who took the test passed, according to the city’s Department of Human Resources, which oversees the exam. The passing rate of 11.7 percent is far lower than the last three sergeant exams, which have been given every two years. In 2016, 176 of the 290 officers who took the exam passed, for a rate of 60.7 percent. In 2014, 171 of 330 officers passed, for a rate of 51.8 percent. And in 2012, 218 of the 412 officers passed, for a rate of 52.9 percent.
  • The feds were watching,(trunc) still able to sell Glock that killed Chicago police officer

    10/11/2018 8:52:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 oct 2018 | Jeremy Gorner, Annie Sweeney
    Thomas Caldwell once told a federal agent that selling guns was an addiction. Even after being told to stop because he had no license, the Wisconsin man kept peddling firearms, posting more than 200 ads on a controversial website. One of those guns, a Glock 26 9 mm handgun, ended up in the hands of a four-time felon who used it in February to kill Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer in a shocking daylight shooting in the heart of the Loop, according to recently filed federal documents. The records give a rare look at how shadowy gun deals flourish between...
  • Is the Tide Turning toward Justice for Police-Shooting Victims?

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

    10/08/2018 3:47:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    A high school marching band in Mississippi has sparked outrage after their halftime show featured students dressed as nurses and doctors pointing toy guns at students dressed like SWAT team members. The halftime show was reportedly based off of John Q, a movie in which Denzel Washington plays a desperate father who takes patients at a hospital hostage while trying to get treatment for his son. The scene shocked fans in attendance and the band director was placed on administrative leave. Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene issued a statement apologizing for the performance saying that it "does...
  • Donald Trump Meeting with Rod Rosenstein on Air Force One; No Plans to Fire Him

    10/08/2018 2:02:42 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 78 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 10-8-2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump is traveling to Florida aboard Air Force One with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and will likely discuss his future at the Justice Department. When reporters asked if he had plans to fire Rosenstein, Trump replied, “No, I don’t.” (snip) “We’re going to be talking on the plane. I actually have a good relationship. … We’ll see,” he told reporters at the White House as he left for the trip. “I get along very well with him.”
  • Chicago rejects 'stop and frisk' advice from 'clueless' Trump

    10/08/2018 12:54:46 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 8, 2018
    Chicago officials summarily rejected President Trump's advice Monday to use "stop and frisk" policing to reduce violence, with the mayor's office calling the president "clueless" and motivated by the fear of losing midterm elections. Trump urged Chicago to use "stop and frisk" policing at a police convention earlier in the day and offered federal assistance to undo a 2015 legal agreement between the Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union. The office of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city was uninterested in Trump's idea for reducing violent crime.
  • Watch live: Trump speaks at International Association of Chiefs of Police event (1:30 EST)

    10/08/2018 10:26:59 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | THE HILL STAFF
    President Trump on Monday will speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in Orlando, Fla. The president is set to give remarks at 1:35 p.m. Watch the live video at link.
  • Rosenstein Going to Florida with The President

    10/08/2018 7:48:35 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 88 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 10/8/18 | self
    Rosenstein Going to Florida with The President
  • BREAKING: A verdict as been reached in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke,...

    10/05/2018 10:55:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 53 replies
    Twitter @NadarDIssa ^ | 10/05/18 | Nadar Issa
    BREAKING: A verdict as been reached in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with shooting teenager Laquan McDonald. The jury will announce the verdict in about one hour.
  • Suspect accused of shooting 7 law enforcement officers in Florence identified

    10/04/2018 6:12:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 111 replies
    WBTW TV News ^ | October 4, 2018 | by WBTW
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - One suspect is in custody and a Florence police officer is deceased after eight people, seven of which were law enforcement officers, were shot in Florence Wednesday evening. Sources tell News13 Fred Hopkins is the suspect arrested in the case. According to Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff's Office, the suspect surrendered to deputies after talking with a negotiator and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Kirby also says a 20-year-old male inside the home was also shot and is still alive.
  • [NJ] Rowan University students handcuffed after police aim guns at them

    10/04/2018 4:11:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 27 replies
    NBC via MSN ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    ...Altaif Hassan, a senior at the college, and freshman Giovanna Roberson were pulled over by police on Monday afternoon in the parking lot of the school's Mimosa Hall, according to NBC Philadelphia. Glassboro Police Department received a call about an armed robbery near the campus on Monday and a witness description of the suspect's car was similar to the car Hassan and Roberson were driving, according to Vice President of University Relations Joe Cardona. Because police believed there was a handgun in the vehicle Hassan and Roberson were in, the officers trained their weapons at them and ordered the students...
  • South Carolina shooting: 5 officers shot- 1 dead in Florence county

    10/03/2018 5:41:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10-03-2018 | Oliver Laughland
    Breaking news... Prayers please.
  • 1 LEO killed, 4 other LEOs wounded in SC shooting

    10/03/2018 5:54:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Police One ^ | Oct 3, 2018 | Jeffrey Collins
    1 LEO killed, 4 other LEOs wounded in SC shooting Three deputies and two officers were shot Wednesday evening Today at 5:15 PM By Jeffrey Collins FLORENCE, S.C. — Five South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday — including one fatally — in a Florence County shooting in which the suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said. Sheriff's Deputy Chief Glenn Kirby confirmed the incident Wednesday, news outlets reported. Kirby said three Florence County sheriff's deputies and two city officers were shot. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said the dead officer was a member of the Florence...
  • McDonald's employee accused of putting peroxide-based cleaner in cop's drink

    10/01/2018 11:18:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/01/2018 | Satff
    According to investigators, the deputy picked up the food from the McDonald’s drive-thru while Hockaday was working. Officials say a short time after drinking the beverage, the deputy experienced flu-like symptoms, KOAM reports. “He thought he caught the bug, but we found out two weeks later when an employee came forward and told the police department,” Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy said to the Wichita Eagle. According to the publication, a co-worker of Hockaday came forward and said Hockaday added “four little squirts” of the cleaner to the cop’s beverage. “In today’s day and age, not only us in law...
  • Florida Taco Bell under investigation after sheriff's deputy claims burritos tainted with bleach

    10/01/2018 11:21:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    FOX News ^ | 09/27/2018 | By Alexandra Deabler
    A Florida Taco Bell is being investigated after a Lee County sheriff’s deputy claimed he was served burritos that smelled and tasted like bleach. The officer, identified as Deputy Brown, ordered four burritos from the Taco Bell drive-thru on Sunday, WXYZ reports. Brown said he ate two of the burritos on his way to a call and noticed something was off. Brown said he inspected the remaining two burritos, and claimed the exterior paper wrapped around the food smelled like bleach. Soon after eating the burritos, Brown said his tongue started to feel “numb and tingly,” WXYZ reports. The officer...
  • Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death is fired

    09/24/2018 10:36:32 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2018 | AP
    <p>Amber Renee Guyger was fired weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment on Sept. 6. A white police officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor in his own apartment has been dismissed, the police department announced Monday. The Dallas Police Department fired Officer Amber Guyger on Monday, weeks after she fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean inside his own apartment on Sept. 6. Court records show Guyger said she thought she had encountered a burglar inside her own home. Guyger was arrested on a preliminary charge of manslaughter days after the shooting. She is out on bond. Jean family attorneys and protesters have called for her firing following the shooting. Guyger was a four-year veteran of the police force. She told investigators that she had just ended a shift when she returned in uniform to the South Side Flats apartment complex. When she put her key in the apartment door, which was unlocked and slightly ajar, it opened, the affidavit said. Inside, the lights were off, and she saw a figure in the darkness that cast a large silhouette across the room, according to the officer's account. She called 911. When asked where she was, she returned to the front door to see she was in the wrong unit, according to the affidavit. The 911 tapes have not been released.</p>
  • Maryland police aren't reviewing second Brett Kavanaugh high school allegation, chief says

    09/24/2018 9:33:20 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 24, 2018
    The chief of police in Montgomery County, Md., says his officers are not looking into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, appearing to contradict a local news report that "investigators" were looking at a potential second high school misconduct allegation. "I have spoken with my chief of detectives, and neither of us have any knowledge of anyone coming forward to us to report any allegations involving Judge Kavanaugh," police Chief J. Thomas Manger told the Washington Examiner in an email. The Montgomery County Sentinel reported Monday that "Montgomery County investigators" were "looking at" a " potential second...
  • Maryland police shot entering "wrong address" on warrant in Prince George's County

    09/21/2018 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 21, 2018 | WUSA9
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- Two Maryland police officers were shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at the wrong apartment late Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The resident shot the officers as soon as they opened the door, thinking they were home invaders, authorities said. No criminal charges will be filed against the man, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Thursday. Stawinski apologized for the error and said he has halted executing search warrants until the department reviews its procedures, news outlets reported. "The individual that we are targeting does not live at that address ... a...
  • Protest planned outside cops’ convention; a counterprotest is encouraged by sheriff

    09/18/2018 6:07:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 17, 2018 | Daniel Hunt
    On Tuesday, the six-month anniversary of the police shooting death of Stephon Clark, a group led by the local chapter of Black Lives Matter will protest outside of the Sacramento Convention Center during a conference of law enforcement officials.