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  • 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 · 91 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...
  • Brooklyn cops discover high-powered machine gun, other weapons after pulling over car

    04/03/2015 8:53:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4/2/2015 | Thomas Tracy
    A routine car stop in Brooklyn led police to apprehend a man in possession of a high-powered machine gun — a weapon that the NYPD's new gunshot-detection system may have recorded being used recently, cop sources said. Anti-Crime Unit cops from the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant pulled over a 2013 Chevy Impala on Ralph Ave. near Bainbridge St. on Wednesday evening because it had excessively tinted windows.
  • Australian Woman Accused Of Squirting Breast Milk On Police Officer (denied bail)

    03/27/2015 1:26:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 3/26/15
    FREMANTLE, Australia, March 26 (UPI) — An Australian woman was denied bail after she allegedly squirted breast milk on a police officer’s head, arms and clothes. Authorities said Erica Leeder, 26, of Calista, Western Australia, was being searched Tuesday at the Fremantle police station after being arrested on an unspecified warrant. Police said Leeder, who was nude from the waist up during the search, grabbed her own breast and squirted milk onto the forehead, arms and clothes of the female officer conducting the search. Leeder appeared Wednesday in Fremantle Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assaulting a public officer. She...
  • Deputy police chief in California arrested on drug charges

    03/26/2015 9:57:52 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 8 replies
    AP The Big Story ^ | Mar. 26, 2015
    <p>FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday.</p> <p>Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 51, was arrested for conspiracy to distribute and/or possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, heroin and marijuana, the Federal Bureau of Investigations said in a statement.</p>
  • Texas 'Cop Watcher' bill under fire from legal experts, law enforcement groups

    03/26/2015 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News
    A Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" around police engaged in keeping the peace is drawing fire from both legal experts and law enforcement groups, but for different reasons. Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba introduced HB 2918, which would make it a misdemeanor to photograph police within 25 feet -- raising serious concerns that the bill, if passed, would violate the First Amendment and prevent individuals from holding police accountable. For Texans legally carrying a firearm, the buffer zone required would be 100 feet under Villalba's proposal. Villalba reportedly said police approached him about creating the legislation,...
  • “He Shot a Cop:” Witness Captures San Jose Police Shooting on Video

    03/25/2015 7:11:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 | Lisa Fernandez and Jeff Clayt
    Anthony Mancilla was riding his bike home from a convenience store on Tuesday evening, when gunfire erupted along Senter Road. He saw a lot of police officers, "more than normal," and heard two gunshots - one of them that ended up fatally hitting Officer Michael Johnson, a 14-year-veteran of the San Jose police force and the first to die in the line of duty since 2001. VIDEO"Our Hearts Are Heavy": SJPD on Slain Officer Mancilla took out his cell phone and took some video. The scene showed San Jose police cars lined up along Senter Road. A horn blared. People...
  • New chief takes over Rocky Ford Police Department (Colorado)

    03/24/2015 5:56:15 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 13 replies
    KOAA 5 ^ | March 23, 2015 | Eric Ross
    There's a shakeup happening at the Rocky Ford Police Department. The City Manager has reassigned Chief Frank Gallegos and promoted a captain to take on the chief's role. We received a handful of tips from our viewers in Rocky Ford who were too afraid to talk on camera, saying they still don't trust the police force. It has been a tough six months for the department as former Officer James Ashby heads to trial for second-degree murder in the death of Jack Jacquez. As that case moves forward, we uncovered Chief Frank Gallegos is now a commander. His position has...
  • Police departments hiring immigrants as officers

    03/21/2015 6:40:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    usa today (link only) | march 21, 2015 | alan gomez
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/21/immigrant-police-officers/70236828/
  • From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police

    03/20/2015 9:18:53 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | January 15, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means If 2014 was the year of militarized police, armored tanks, and stop-and-frisk searches, 2015 may well be the year of technologized police, surveillance blimps and scan-and-frisk searches. Just as we witnessed neighborhood cops being transformed into soldier cops, we’re about to see them shapeshift once again, this time into robocops, complete with robotic exoskeletons, super-vision contact lenses, computer-linked visors, and mind-reading helmets. Similarly, just as military equipment created for the battlefield has been deployed on American soil against American citizens,...
  • University of VA student, Honor Committee member Martese Johnson, beaten, arrested (video)

    03/19/2015 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    The Cavalier Daily ^ | 3-18-2015 | Chloe Heskett
    This is a developing story, and will continue to be updated with the latest information available. Martese Johnson, a third-year student in the College and a member of the Honor Committee and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, was arrested around 12:45 a.m. on Mar. 18 in front of Trinity Irish Pub on the Corner. At the request of University President Teresa Sullivan, a state investigation into the use of force in Johnson's arrest is now underway. Johnson was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force, and profane swearing or intoxication in public at 4:21 a.m. The arresting officer was Alcohol...
  • Black UVA student bloodied during arrest; governor demands investigation

    03/19/2015 9:29:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2015 | Holly Yan and Dana Ford
    (CNN)"Hey! His head is bleeding! Yo, his head is bleeding!" a bystander screams. Martese Johnson is lying face-down on the pavement, blood flowing from his forehead. He was injured when Virginia alcohol control agents took him to the ground, trying to arrest him for public intoxication and obstruction of justice. As he's pinned, video captures him yelling: "I go to UVA! ... You f****** racists! What the f***? How did this happen?" An agent can be heard telling the student to stop fighting.
  • Vegas police officer wearing body camera facing battery case

    03/18/2015 5:58:56 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2015 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Las Vegas police officer has been suspended and accused of misdemeanor battery after a body camera he was wearing provided evidence that he injured a woman he arrested for littering and loitering for the purpose of prostitution, authorities said Tuesday. An expert said it might be one of the first cases in which a body camera has led to criminal charges against a police officer. Officer Richard Scavone, 43, used "not only excessive, but also unreasonable" force in the 5 a.m. Jan. 6 scuffle in a neon-lit industrial area one block west Las Vegas...
  • Armed Black Panthers Call for Murder of Cops

    03/17/2015 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 69 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/17/2015 | Tim Brown
    Armed Black Panthers showed up at an open carry march on Monday at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. But they didn't show up to affirm a right to keep and bear arms, but rather to incite insurrection by calling for the murder of police officers. Yet, not only were local law enforcement silent on the matter, but so was the Obama Justice Department.
  • LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border [Illegal In Trunk}

    03/16/2015 5:28:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | JOSEPH SERNA
    LAPD Officer Accused of Trying To Smuggle Mexican citizen Across Border By JOSEPH SERNA LAPD officer arrested at Otay Mesa border on suspicion of human smuggling is 10-year veteran LAPD officer charged with trying to smuggle man into U.S. A 10-year LAPD officer and a second person were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with trying to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the United States in the trunk of a car at the Otay Mesa border crossing. Officer Carlos Curiel Quezada Jr., 34, and Angelica Godinez, 31, were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Saturday evening when they drove...
  • LAPD Officer Sought as Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation

    03/15/2015 6:33:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    abc ^ | Emily Shapiro
    According to Pomona police, Rodriguez and the suspect may have been in a physical altercation before the shooting. Rodriguez suffered gunshot wounds to the lower torso and was taken to USC Medical Center, where he died.
  • Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 Officers in Ferguson, Police Say

    03/15/2015 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/15 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    CLAYTON, Mo. — The St. Louis County police have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of two police officers outside the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday morning, a police spokesman said Sunday. The police and prosecutors have scheduled a news conference later Sunday to announce the arrest. The two officers — one from the county police and the other from the nearby Webster Groves department — were standing shoulder to shoulder as part of a protective line facing demonstrators across the street from the police station. At least three gunshots came from a distance behind the demonstrators, as...
  • Elderly couple complains after traffic stop turns into drug interrogation [Georgia]

    03/13/2015 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 90 replies
    CBS46.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Murphy and Rodney Harris
    A routine traffic stop turned into a drug interrogation for an elderly couple in Walton County. CBS46 began investigating the incident when the couple passing through Georgia complained that a deputy crossed the line. Charles Tharp, 69, never expected that his family vacation would end the way it did. He and his wife had just visited their grandchild in Texas and were headed back home to North Carolina when a Walton County Sheriff's deputy stopped them. “It just seemed a little unusual because we're not speeding and we're always careful drivers,” said Charles Tharp. Tharp and his wife were told...
  • Gunfire heard at protest outside Ferguson police department

    03/11/2015 10:52:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Reuters By Kate Munsch
    Gunfire was heard at a protest outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police department early on Thursday morning, according to a Reuters photographer at the scene. A few dozen demonstrators fled following the sound with some screaming, "They hit a cop," around midnight, the photographer said.
  • BREAKING: Two Ferguson Police Officers Shot – One in Face – OUTSIDE POLICE DEPT.

    03/11/2015 10:55:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 357 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft and (Kristinn)
    TWO FERGUSON POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT!
  • Two cops shot in Ferguson last night courtesy of Eric Holder

    03/12/2015 8:48:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-15 | DrJohn
    Holder scores two more trophies for the wall. Two cops were shot in Ferguson last night: Two police officers were shot early Thursday morning outside the Ferguson, Mo., police department, according to a police spokesman. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference, according to the Associated Press. Both officers were taken to a local hospital, where Mr. Belmar said they were conscious, the AP reported, adding that Mr. Belmar didn’t...
  • Breaking: 2 officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson PD

    03/12/2015 8:54:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/12 | AP
    Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday while demonstrators were gathered across the street — an attack the county police chief described as "an ambush" that could easily have killed both men. The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was shot in the face, just below his right eye, with the bullet lodging behind his ear. The...
  • Sheriff defends deputy seen on video breaking up St. Pete Beach brawl

    03/12/2015 9:21:18 AM PDT · by rarestia · 19 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:34 AM | Josh Rojas
    Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is defending the actions of one of his deputies seen on a video breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. The video, which has been viewed a million times, captured Sgt. Bryan Bingham tussling with two men on St. Pete Beach on Sunday. On the video, you can see Bingham grab 25-year-old Joshua McMahan by the neck and throw him to the ground. Bingham said he used a pressure point technique on the jawline and directed McMahan to the ground after he spit in his face. "So what Sgt. Bingham did was use appropriate...
  • Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

    03/11/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    npr ^ | 3-11-2015 | MILES PARKS
    Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices. A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19. It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.
  • U.S. marshal killed in gunfire exchange with fugitive was shot in neck, Baton Rouge coroner says

    03/11/2015 3:12:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/11/15 | Emily Lane
    Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, who was killed during a gunfire exchange with a fugitive Tuesday (March 10) in Baton Rouge, died of a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. He was 27. Coroner William "Beau" Clark released a preliminary report of the autopsy Wednesday (March 11) afternoon. The report labels the manner of death "homicide." The cause of death is listed as "exsanguination due to gunshot wound of neck."
  • Madison Police Officer Saves His Own Life From Vicious Criminal Attack

    03/09/2015 10:00:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/9/2015 | Bob Owens
    Oops… that photo isn’t the one that his poor-grieving mother and supporters put out as she claimed that he was a peaceful and loving boy who never did any wrong. No, this is the booking photo from Tony Robinson’s April 2014 arrest that came after he was apprehended in armed home invasion. He pled guilty in October.
  • Utah officers heard mysterious voice that led them to infant

    03/09/2015 1:32:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 9, 2015 | Joel Landau
    The Utah officers cannot explain it, but a mysterious voice that appeared to come from a wrecked car led them to the rescue of an unconscious 18-month-old baby that had been trapped for 14 hours.
  • Humor: The Violin is a Dead Giveaway

    03/07/2015 9:55:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/7/2015 | Scott Baker
    Story from a retired NYPD officer, starts out like this - One day, my partner Nicky and I responded to a call on Church Street in New York City. When we arrived, a woman was leaning out of a fifth story window yelling “Up here! Up here!” We ran up the stairs of the old five-story walk-up and saw that the old wooden door had been knocked in and was hanging by a single hinge. We went inside and met with a heavy set thirty-ish, latin lady who had been yelling from the window. She was clearly upset and sporting...
  • Holder Says He’s ‘Prepared’ To Dismantle Ferguson Police Department If Necessary [Congress?]

    03/06/2015 6:28:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | March 06, 2013 | Katie Zezima
    Holder Says He’s ‘Prepared’ To Dismantle Ferguson Police Department If Necessary By Katie Zezima March 6 Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Department of Justice is ready to take any and all steps that are needed to reform the Ferguson, Mo., police department, including the potential dismantling of the force. Speaking to reporters at Andrews Air Force Base after a trip to South Carolina with President Obama, Holder said he was stunned by what the investigation uncovered, and will go to all necessary lengths to address racial bias and other systemic issues within the force. A Department of Justice...
  • Obama Unveils Plan to Further Nationalize Local Police

    03/06/2015 3:32:39 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The New American ^ | March 06, 2015 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration and its “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” are under fire after unveiling an unconstitutional plot to impose federal “standards” on state and local police forces, which critics say is in effect an underhanded plan to further nationalize and federalize law enforcement. Widely lambasted as “Common Core” for police, the Obama plan outlines dozens of controversial “recommendations” to be foisted on state and local law-enforcement agencies using federal tax dollars as bribes — the same unconstitutional process used to impose the hugely unpopular national “Common Core” standards on states and schools nationwide. Opponents say it is part...
  • Ferguson police chief stays on the job after federal report

    03/06/2015 2:20:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2015 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads."Calls for Jackson's removal were renewed again this week after the Justice Department cleared Darren Wilson, the white former Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown, of federal civil rights charges in the death of the 18-year-old, who was black and unarmed.A second report released simultaneously found patterns of racial profiling, bigotry and...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • Sheriff's office: Man [fatally] shot in face by Volusia deputy was unarmed (Florida)

    03/05/2015 5:01:21 AM PST · by Ken H · 7 replies
    MyNews13 ^ | Mar 04, 2015 | Saul Saenz, Volusia County Reporter
    A Volusia County deputy is under investigation after shooting an unarmed man in the face and killing him while trying to serve a narcotics search warrant at a home in Deltona. Derek Cruice, 26, was inside a home on Maybrook Drive, when a narcotics task force showed up with a warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office said Todd Raible, a SWAT team member who was working as a narcotics investigator, fired his weapon at Cruice after his actions caused the deputy to perceive a threat. -snip- The sheriff's office said investigators recovered approximately 217 grams of marijuana during...
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan

    03/02/2015 7:36:06 PM PST · by TerriHaute · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/02/2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing. “We have a great opportunity… to really transform how we think about community law enforcement relations,” he said Monday. “We need to seize that opportunity… this is something that I’m going to stay very focused on in the months to come,” Obama said, as he touted a new interim report from his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama also instructed his media allies to help a federalization of policing, and to sideline critics of centralized policing rules. “I expect our friends in the...