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  • Oklahoma officer dies after shootout

    A 22-year-old Oklahoma officer died Monday after a shootout during a traffic stop, police said. Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said officer Justin Terney died after undergoing surgery overnight.
  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

    03/25/2017 10:47:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/25/2017
    Investigators have been ordered to investigate traffic violations instead of other more serious crimes, as "Project Alcatraz" has been launched. Police now fear even more crime. Swedish police are becoming less able to solve crimes, which is becoming an embarrassment for the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, who apparently now fears for his job. There is growing internal criticism against the police management, which is believed to engage in a "pinnjakt" to keep Eliasson as the national police chief, writes DN. The National Police in Stockholm, this week launched "Project Alcatraz," which goal is to increase the percentage of solved...
  • Britain’s Response To Terror Threat: Keep 90 Percent Of Police Officers Unarmed

    03/25/2017 11:23:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    The officer stabbed in Wednesday’s terror attack in London was unarmed, like more than 90 percent of the British police force. Ketih Palmer, 48, was stabbed to death while guarding the entrance to the British Houses of Parliament unarmed. Just 2,800 out of London’s 31,075 police officers are armed, which the police force considers a safety measure. A cornerstone principle of the Metropolitan Police in London is that guns send the wrong message to communities by provoking crime rather than preventing it. Most officers are only equipped with batons, handcuffs, a mace and in some cases, stun-guns. A small number...
  • Los Angeles blocks airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration

    03/25/2017 12:58:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2017 | Ekin Karasin
    Los Angeles has blocked airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration agents. The latest directive is the city's most aggressive bid yet to oppose President Trump's tough crackdown and protect illegal immigrants from immigration officials. Mayor Eric Garcetti declared it was 'un-American' to 'demonize' their neighbors simply because they are foreign, as the city beefed up its 'sanctuary city' status. The Los Angeles Police Department already prohibits police from asking for the legal status of a suspect even if they have probable cause. 'In Los Angeles, we don't separate people from their families because it's inhumane,' Eric Garcetti...
  • Daughter of police officer ordered to remove ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag … from her home

    03/23/2017 4:33:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A Florida homeowner was ordered to remove a “Blue Lives Matter” flag she has displayed for years to honor her father and other police officers — active, retired and killed in the line of duty — because a neighbor complained it was racist. ... “She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-black lives matter.”
  • The police officer killed in a terror attack at Westminster has been named

    03/22/2017 4:14:40 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 41 replies
    BBC World News ^ | March 22 , 2017 | BBC
    The 48-year-old husband and father was among five people who died, including the attacker, near the Houses of Parliament. The attacker, whose identity police believe they know, stabbed the unarmed officer before being shot dead. Forty other people were injured after a car struck pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, before it crashed.
  • Tory Minister Tobias Ellwood Gave CPR To Dying Police Officer (value of military training)

    03/22/2017 3:48:56 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    LBC ^ | 22nd March 2017
    Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood is being hailed as a hero after trying to save the life of the police officer stabbed in the Westminster terror attack. Mr Ellwood, a former soldier, ran to the officer when he was stabbed just inside the gates of Parliament. He gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and stemmed the blood flow, before waiting with him until the air ambulance landed in Parliament Square. The police officer sadly died at the scene. He was later pictured with blood on his face as he spoke to emergency services. Mr Ellwood has been a Minister in the Foreign...
  • Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

    03/20/2017 6:52:05 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 35 replies
    WTOP ^ | 3/19/2017 | unknown (AP)
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police chief whose mother is Italian and father is Somali said Sunday that he’s disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Former Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden of Alexandria, Virginia, who now works as a law enforcement consultant, said he was detained March 13 on his return trip from Paris for his mother’s 80th birthday. He supports the officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, but he believes his 90-minute detention was unreasonable, he said in a telephone interview.
  • L.A. officials to ICE: Stop calling yourselves police

    03/10/2017 11:23:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2017 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    It's a detail that stands out in photos of recent immigration roundups across the country: federal agents wearing clothing that labels them as "police." Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say it's an accurate word for them to use, and it can mean the difference between life and death in volatile situations. But elected officials in Los Angeles say they want the practice to stop. When ICE officers call themselves "police," they claim, it's misleading and endangers public safety. How long has this been happening? What's the debate? And why is it coming up now? The history It isn't new for...
  • Another Orlando Area LEO (Orange County Deputy Sheriff) Shot. Details Sketchy - Two Wounds

    02/28/2017 9:49:06 AM PST · by Strac6 · 11 replies
    Breaking. LEO taken to Level One Trauma Unit. Condition unknown. 2 miles from where police sergeant killed 7 weeks ago. Very Amish area. Live coverage at link.
  • Letter: One Year Anniversary — In Loving Memory of Officer Ashley Marie Guindon

    02/26/2017 12:54:41 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    InsideNOVA ^ | Feb 24, 2017 Updated Feb 25, 2017 | Sharon Guindon and the entire Guindon Family
    One year ago, my daughter, Officer Ashley Marie Guindon, beloved niece and granddaughter, passed away on February 27, 2016. The entire Guindon family and I would like to thank the many, many people who supported us following her death. Your many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy have been a great comfort to me and my family during this past year. As we write this thank you letter, we want to take this opportunity to offer each and every one of you our deepest and most sincere appreciation for your magnificent support. As we quickly realized, Ashley’s death...
  • Suspect in Whittier cop killing, East LA slaying was AB 109 probationer

    02/21/2017 5:58:14 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    OC Register ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie K. Baer
    A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after slaying his cousin, was released from prison under a controversial program that many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, authorities said. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday by authorities as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres, the suspect’s cousin.
  • Whittier police officer killed in shootout; 2nd officer, suspect injured

    02/20/2017 2:08:17 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 39 replies
    abc7 ^ | 2-20-17 | abc7
    WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- A Whittier police officer was killed and another was wounded when they were fired upon while responding to a traffic accident Monday morning, authorities said. ~SNIP~The suspect, described as a "gang member type," was also in stable condition at the hospital. The identities of those involved in the incident were not immediately released.
  • Rep. Clay filing lawsuit to restore cops as pigs painting in the Capitol

    02/21/2017 5:40:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 20, 2017 | John Sexton
    Remember that painting of protesters in St. Louis who have cops, depicted as pigs, pointing guns at them? The disagreement over the painting seemed to come to an end last month when the Architect of the Capitol concluded it violated rules for art hanging in the U.S. Capitol. Today the Hill reports that Rep. Lacy Clay will file a federal lawsuit against the Architect of the Capitol seeking to have it restored: . . . The painting was hanging in a hallway near the U.S. Capitol until early January when GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter took it down and returned it...
  • Washington State Trooper Under Investigation For Notifying ICE Of Deported Felon

    02/19/2017 8:05:47 PM PST · by Robwin · 34 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cowgirl
    Tacoma, WA – A Washington State Patrol Trooper is the focus of an investigation because he notified ICE about a criminal illegal immigrant, just as he had been trained to. According to Q13 Fox, the incident began on February 9th when the Trooper, who was not identified, did a routine check of a driver’s license during a traffic crash on I-5.  That driver’s license belonged to Armando Chavez Corona, whose car was hit during a multi-vehicle collision. When Corona’s driver’s license was checked, which is standard procedure for officers to do when investigating car crashes, a warning came back from federal authorities...
  • ABC Alienates ‘Homophobic’ Conservatives with New Miniseries

    02/17/2017 5:51:09 AM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2017 | Matt Norcross
    When We Rise, starring Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, David Hyde Pierce and Rachel Griffiths, and featuring appearances from none other than The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and 9/11 truther Rosie O’Donnell. This new LGBT rights-themed miniseries set to air on February 27 not only stereotypes Americans in Republican-controlled states as homophobic, but it also glorifies violence against police officers.
  • Police dog Freya finds lost child in woods near Lacombe

    02/15/2017 3:28:41 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/15/17 | Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    While the German shepherd Rumor was being crowned the top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York Tuesday night (Feb. 14), police dog Freya was winning accolades of her own on the North Shore. The Bavarian mountain hound, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office canine that specializes in finding lost children, located a missing 14-year-old autistic child in the woods near Lacombe. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence after the child went missing. The deputies canvassed the area but could not find the child, the Sheriff's Office said. Freya and her handler, deputy Ron Olivier,...
  • Restaurant Workers Accused of Spitting in Cops’ Food

    02/08/2017 2:28:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    The officers of Florida’s Jacksonville Police Department may find a burger joint’s food mouthwatering — but in the wrong way. Police Chief Patrick Dooley sent an internal warning letter to his department Monday after he was notified by the owner of a local restaurant called Cruisers Grill of an alleged disturbing practice by employees targeting police. “It has come to my attention that the owner of Cruisers has given indications that his employees in the past or will in the future spit saliva in the food of law enforcement,” read the letter, obtained by Action News Jax, with the subject...
  • Why UC police let anarchists run wild in Berkeley

    02/05/2017 8:45:47 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2017 | Matier & Ross
    When it comes to its treatment of anarchist protesters like the ones who trashed Sproul Plaza the other night, UC Berkeley’s attitude amounts to this: We’d rather deal with broken windows than broken heads.
  • MILO Security Coordinator: Berkeley Police Had a ‘No Arrests Policy’

    02/03/2017 5:16:32 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    “It just fuels the fire,” replied Tej, “the no arrest thing, hands off policy, every time they do this and they do it successfully with no arrest, no trouble, there’s no consequences and if there’s no consequences why stop? Each time they’re gonna get stronger and stronger.” “So how do we deal with this? What is the recourse that we have in order to try to start stemming this really rising movement of totalitarianism from the left?” asked Marlow. “It’s simple, enforce the law. That’s it. Just enforce the law. When we go to the conservative campuses the police departments...
  • Pelosi loses bid to re-hang controversial cops painting in Capitol complex

    02/03/2017 2:13:08 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2017 | CRISTINA MARCOS
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried unsuccessfully on Friday to appeal a decision made by the Architect of the Capitol to remove a controversial painting that depicted police officers as animals. The Architect of the Capitol last month decided to take down the student-made artwork, following outcry from law enforcement organizations and House Republicans offended by the depiction of the police officers as pigs confronting black protesters. (snip)
  • Bystanders Cheer on Police as They Take Down Anti-Trump Protesters Blocking Traffic

    01/31/2017 6:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Portland, Ore. police officers in riot gear took down and arrested over a dozen protesters on Wednesday as they gathered in downtown Portland, blocking transit lines. Fox 12 Oregon captured video of protesters blocking multiple buses from driving down the street, including one demonstrator who was even sitting on the front of a bus. Within seconds, however, the riot police emerged from behind one of the buses and tackled the protesters with clubs in hand. As the police threw some of the protesters to the ground, the crowd that had gathered began cheering them on. "Take them all down!" one...
  • Mayor Eula Clarke Tells Police, ‘I Didn’t Know We Were Serving Pig Tonight’

    01/28/2017 5:23:43 PM PST · by blueyon · 43 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 1/28/17 | By Cover Wife
    Stuart, Florida – Residents in the south Florida town of Stuart are not happy with Mayor Eula Clarke after she threw an open insult at an officer in their town. The insult came from Mayor Eula Clarke while inside of a grocery store. Mayor Clarke reportedly said, “What are we serving, pig today?,” when she entered the store and saw the officer. After the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association got involved, she issued an apology in what she called an “unfortunate incident.”
  • Portland Police Absolutely FLATTENED These Protesters Who Stopped Traffic [VIDEO]

    01/26/2017 5:58:41 AM PST · by Twotone · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Portland police responded quickly and decisively to a group of protesters blocking traffic in the city Wednesday, running one of them right into the ground in dramatic footage posted online. About a dozen police in riot gear approach the scene of the protest in the video posted to Facebook by a local outlet, where agitated bystanders had gathered around the protesters as they blocked traffic. One man had climbed onto the front of the bus. “Here they come,” one onlooker says excitedly.
  • Trump White House: Upholding 2nd Amendment Part of Supporting Law Enforcement

    01/25/2017 8:16:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    A statement posted to WhiteHouse.gov makes clear the Trump administration’s position that upholding the Second Amendment is part of supporting law enforcement. Under the heading, “Stand Up for Our Law Enforcement Community,” the statement says: One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the...
  • Muslim Girl Slit Cops Throat Out Of Frustration She Couldn’t Join ISIS, Faces Only 6 Years In Jail

    01/23/2017 5:01:10 AM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    A peaceful Muslim was convicted this last week of attempted murder and supporting a foreign terrorist organization according to the Daily Mail. The girl, 16-year-old Safia S, stabbed a policeman last February in the throat in Germany because she was frustrated she couldn’t join ISIS. After she was arrested she was described to be ‘ice cold’ and the only thing she worried about was her headscarf.
  • President Donald Trump Calls Husband Of Murdered Orlando Lt. Debra Clayton

    01/22/2017 5:05:01 PM PST · by bryan999 · 25 replies
    Orlando, FL – The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, made a point during the busy inauguration time to call the husband of fallen Orlando Lieutenant Debra Clayton. Lt. Clayton was violently gunned down after making contact with wanted murderer, Markeith Loyd. After a week-long manhunt Loyd was taken into custody. According to WKMG, Lt. Debra Clayton’s husband received a phone call from President-elect Donald Trump in the days after her death. Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Wednesday that Trump and Seth (Clayton’s husband) had a “brief, very touching, private conversation between two husbands.” Lt....
  • 42-year-old Asim Kieta accused of trying to blow up Boston Police cruiser

    01/22/2017 4:12:51 PM PST · by lescrane · 30 replies
    Masslive ^ | 1/22/2017 | lescrane
    Police have arrested a 42-year-old man on charges he tried to blow up a Boston Police cruiser Friday morning. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced Sunday that police arrested Asim Kieta on arson, assault with intent to murder and other charges Saturday night in Charlestown. Police said Kieta is homeless but is from the Dorchester area. Investigators are now working on a possible motive. "We're not clear on the motive," Evans said. "He has a lengthy criminal past. He's been in and out of jail. The commissioner said police are trying to determine "whether there is a hatred for police...
  • Trump White House vows it won’t coddle ‘the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter’

    01/22/2017 9:39:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/20/17 | Matt Zapotosky
    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump cast himself as a law-and-order candidate who would always have the backs of local police, though he wouldn’t meddle in their affairs. On Friday, the White House website revealed that promise would be a pillar of his administration. Under the heading, “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community,” the Trump administration promised a reduction in violent crime, a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants and “more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.” The administration hinted at a crackdown on protests — “Our job is not to make life more comfortable...
  • Here Are 17 Pictures From Inside The ‘Peaceful’ Protest On Inauguration Day

    01/22/2017 6:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2017
    As Donald J. Trump was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as the 45th President, hundreds of masked protesters went on a rampage throughout downtown Washington, D.C. Police in riot gear attempted to maintain order with pepper spray and concussion “Flashbang” grenades whilst being attacked with bricks that were pulled from the sidewalk. The protesters torched private cars, attacked Trump supporters, and lit fires in the street. These photos taken inside of the protest show the chaos that erupted in the streets of the nation’s capitol.
  • $10K bail for man accused of pushing cop off bike during Trump protest (Chicago)

    01/21/2017 11:06:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 21, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A man accused of shoving a police officer from his bicycle during a demonstration to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president Friday night was ordered held on $10,000 bail. The incident started a few blocks away from Trump Tower in the first block of West Kinzie Street about 11 p.m. when the officer told Matthew J. Jennings he was not allowed to walk in the street and asked him to move to the sidewalk, according to a police report. Jennings, 22, then pushed the officer off his bicycle, causing the officer to fall and hit the ground and suffer minor...
  • Trump Supporters Thank Police While Protesters Throw Rocks at Them

    01/21/2017 10:08:11 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    .... I heard several Trump supporters expressing their gratitude toward law enforcement. One gentleman told a few police officers on the mall, "You guys are doing a great job!" Another woman who was trying to head home stopped to thank a police officer on the sidewalk. ..... Meanwhile, protesters didn't even try to hide their disdain for our men and women in uniform. Besides screaming "No cops!," they blocked security checkpoints, started fires, and destroyed property. ..... Maybe one day the protesters will learn something from them and from the Trump supporters they hate so much.
  • Man Arrested for Impersonating Police Officer Claims He’s Female Once in Jail

    01/18/2017 9:47:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | January 17, 2017 | Ben Kew
    A 52-year-old man arrested in Grover Beach on Sunday on suspicion of impersonating a police officer was later held in jail as a female, according to local reports. Ken Kennon was apprehended by law enforcement after reports that he had pulled over a driver on Friday evening in his Toyota Prius, using the emergency lights system used by police vehicles. The driver became suspicious after being pulled over by Kennon on the 800 block of N. Oak Park Boulevard, and then followed him to a nearby parking lot where he confronted Kennon and took down his details, before filing a...
  • 'Cops as pigs' painting permanently removed from Capitol

    01/17/2017 9:50:07 AM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    A controversial painting depicting police officers as pigs has been permanently removed from the Capitol complex. The office of Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., — a former sheriff who officially appealed to the Architect of the Capitol that the painting be removed — confirmed to the Washington Examiner that it was taken down for good on Tuesday. The painting, done by a black Missouri teenager, was one of hundreds of winners of the Congressional Art Competition. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., hung it in the tunnel leading from the Cannon building to the Capitol complex.
  • DC Police Prohibited From Having Body Cameras On At Inauguration Day Protests

    01/16/2017 4:53:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 116 replies
    bluelivesmatter ^ | 1/16/17 | Officer Blue
    DC Police will not be able to run on their body cameras at inauguration day protests. Washington DC – All DC Police Officers have recently been outfitted with body cameras, but they will be in serious trouble if they have them on during the Inauguration Day protests. NBC News 4’s Mark Segraves reported that it’s “against the law” for body cameras to be on while police are at protests unless the officer is required to take action. This means that officers can turn the cameras on when they want to arrest somebody, but they will be unable to capture what...
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Debunking Loretta Lynch's One-Sided 'Chicago Cops Are Racist Villains' Statistics

    01/14/2017 10:31:54 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 14 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Is it fake news when on MLK weekend Loretta Lynch issues a scorching 164 page report blasting Chicago police for using force on Blacks 10 times more often then Whites... but nowhere mentioning that Blacks are murdered 15 times more often than Whites, or that Blacks are the murders 20 times more often than Whites, or that Police are 30 times more often to be killed by a Black than by a White? Seems like a shot in the face at Jeff Sessions and a gift to BLM and civil rights leaders, in the final hour... Statistical Ideas' blog's Salil...
  • Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.

    01/14/2017 2:03:27 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief. “This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video. “I have evidence. . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.” It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.
  • Dems to rehang painting depicting police as pigs, after GOP rep took it down

    01/09/2017 4:11:41 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/01/09 | FoxNews
    Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. ...... Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo ... CBC member ... [the CBC said]: “The rehanging of this painting ... yadayada ... protecting the rights of a student artist ... blahblah ... a proud statement in defense of the 1st Amendment"
  • OPD officer shot multiple times outside Walmart in Pine Hills area, witness says (update: LEO died)

    01/09/2017 5:48:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 150 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-9-2016 | WFTV
    PINE HILLS, Fla. - According to a witness at the scene, a female Orlando police officer was shot numerous times by a man wearing a security uniform. Dozens of police vehicles descended on the area around the intersection of Pine Hills Road and North Lane, just south of Royal Oaks and Pineview apartments on a report of an officer-involved shooting Monday. The shooting reportedly happened at a nearby Walmart. We have an officer shot and suspect(s) at large. Officer transported to hospital. — Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 9, 2017 "(The shooter) was an average looking dude, he walked by me,...
  • Anchorage police returned gun to Florida shooting suspect after ‘mental health crisis’

    01/08/2017 9:26:23 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | January 7, 2017 | Annie Zak & Suzanna Caldwell
    The Anchorage man accused in the mass shooting at a Florida airport Friday did not have ties to a terrorist organization when he was investigated last year, the FBI said at a news conference Saturday in Anchorage. Law enforcement said he had exhibited mental health problems during an incident at the Anchorage FBI office that led local police to take his gun. ... the Anchorage Police Department said it later returned the gun to Esteban Santiago, 26, after the weapon had been logged into evidence for safekeeping. "I want to be clear, during our investigation, we found no known ties...
  • Paralyzed NYPD detective Steven McDonald suffers heart attack

    01/07/2017 4:37:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 6, 2017
    Det. Steven McDonald, the NYPD officer who was paralyzed in 1986 after being shot in Central Park, apparently suffered a heart attack Friday, police officials said.
  • Bay Area police unions call for removal of painting depicting cops as pig-like creatures

    01/05/2017 7:18:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 5, 2017 | Jason Green
    The San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police unions are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove a student painting from the U.S. Capitol Complex that depicts officers as pig-like creatures. Last spring, “Untitled #1” by then-high school senior David Pulphus was selected as the winner of Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay’s 16th annual Congressional Art Competition.
  • DC Law Enforcement Demand Removal Of Capitol Painting Depicting Cops As Racist Pigs

    01/04/2017 2:48:37 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/4/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Capitol Hill Police blasted a painting that now hangs in the U.S. Capitol, which depicts police as pigs shooting up a black St. Louis neighborhood and want the piece removed immediately. “The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay said in a statement last June of the painting created by David Pulphus and chosen by Rep. Clay as part of the annual U.S. Congressional Art Competition.
  • National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General…

    01/02/2017 3:49:53 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 2, 2017 | Sundance
    little known fact most are not familiar with – within your local jurisdiction, unless removed by State legislative construct, the County Sheriff is the highest recognized constitutional officer in your area.... VIA TRUMP FACEBOOK) Every day members of the law enforcement community come to work prepared for anything. They understand that they are the thin blue line between a safe public and criminal activity — and each moment presents a new challenge.
  • Black Lives Matter Chapter Proudly Praises Barista For Spitting In Officer’s Coffee

    12/30/2016 12:56:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks barista for spiting in an officer’s coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night. The Facebook page “Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page” posted a photo of the officer and his family, reports Fox 40. “We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks … served with a side of spit,” the caption alleged.
  • Painting of Cops as Pigs Hung Proudly in US Capitol

    12/30/2016 3:08:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    IJR ^ | December 29, 2016 | Jason Howerton
    A piece of art depicting police officers as pigs with guns terrorizing a black neighborhood is currently displayed proudly inside our nation's Capitol. . . . The painting was selected on behalf of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO). While it's unclear whether Clay personally selected “Untitled #1” as the winner, he offered heavy praise for the controversial painting in a press release
  • Sheriff Joe Lombardo Calls For Ban on High Capacity Gun Magazines in Nevada (T)

    12/29/2016 9:14:37 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsmaxtv.vegas ^ | 12/10/2016 | Rob Lauer
    The gun background check law knows as Question 1 just passed by 9,000 votes statewide. The ink isn’t even dry and Sheriff Lombardo has come out today supporting legislation to ban gun magazines with more than 10 rounds. As reported in the Las Vegas Sun today, Lombardo said “I’m a very avid hunter, I was in the military myself, and there’s no need to have a high-capacity magazine for any practical reason” Lombardo was the only sheriff in the state out of 17 to not oppose Question 1, the Bloomberg background check law.
  • Tacoma Cheesecake Factory apologizes for turning away armed law enforcement officers

    12/23/2016 5:44:41 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 76 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 12/21/16 | STACIA GLENN
    (snipped and excerpted)A misunderstanding that barred six state Department of Corrections officers Tuesday from having lunch at the new Cheesecake Factory in Tacoma has been resolved. By Wednesday morning, the Cheesecake Factory’s corporate office reached out to the state Department of Corrections and the six involved officers to apologize and assure them that law enforcement is indeed welcome in the chain’s restaurants. Apparently a shift manager misunderstood or miscommunicated the policy about law enforcement having service weapons on the premises.
  • Sixth Circuit Court: Police Can Shoot Dogs For Nothing More Than Barking

    12/22/2016 7:59:39 PM PST · by Elderberry · 89 replies
    reason.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | C.J. Ciaramella
    When is it constitutional for a police officer to shoot a dog during a raid? Any time it moves or barks, according to a federal appeals court. In a ruling released Monday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found Battle Creek, Mich. police officers were justified in shooting two pit bulls while executing a search warrant for drugs on the home of Mark and Cheryl Brown in 2013. The Brown's sued the police department in 2015, arguing the killing of their dogs violated their constitutional rights. The ruling creates a similar legal standard in the Sixth Circuit—which includes Michigan, Ohio,...