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  • Sheriff David Clarke says he's unsure if Trump administration will still hire him [tr]

    05/23/2017 10:55:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/23/2017 | Nathan McDermott and Andrew Kaczynski
    Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke said this week that a CNN KFile report on plagiarism in his master's thesis could impact the Trump administration's decision to hire him for a role at the Department of Homeland Security. A CNN KFile review of Clarke's 2013 master's thesis found 47 examples in which Clarke used passages from sources and credited them with a footnote, without using quotation marks indicating that he took the language verbatim. In several instances, Clarke copied entire sentences while changing or replacing only one or two words. Clarke has said that he had accepted an appointment as an assistant...
  • 'Community member' term for suspects on Seattle police use of force reports

    05/13/2017 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | Casey McNerthney, Amy Clancy
    When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect. “Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects. Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said. Police fatally shot Butts after they said he shot the officers. “I think this...
  • Chicago officer shot in West Garfield Park

    05/12/2017 8:28:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 12 MAY 2017 | WLS
    At least 10-12 shots were fired according to witnesses, and about two dozen shell casings were marked with yellow plastic at the scene. Police said the officer was shot in the chest and was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in stable condition. Both officers have been officially discharged from the hospital. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the hospital to visit with the officers before they were discharged.
  • 'Ferguson effect' legit? Police laud FBI report that says cop killings 'new norm'

    05/12/2017 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/12/2017
    Police officials say an internal FBI report released in April highlights what they have been saying all along: The “Ferguson effect” is negatively impacting law enforcement and could eventually lead to an increase in crime. The report suggests the media, politicians and Black Lives Matter have weakened police officers and turned people against them – which in turn has caused an uptick in attacks against police. It has also emboldened people into refusing to comply with police orders, the report says, causing a “de-policing’ in law enforcement agencies across the country, “which the assailants have exploited.” “The study amplifies things...
  • Officer Shot Responding To Active Shooter Scene In Kirkersville, Ohio

    05/12/2017 7:07:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WDTN ^ | 05/12/17 | Kim Allen
    The Ohio State Hwy Patrol confirms a Kirkersville police officer was shot while responding to an active shooter situation at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Kirkersville. The officer’s condition is unknown. According to 911 dispatchers, an active shooter situation was reported in the 200 block East Main Street in Kirkersville at Pine Kirk Care Center. Kirkersville Elementary School is on lockdown while police investigate. A heavy police presence is still located at the school. WDTN sister station WCMH has reported all of the students who attend classes there have been safely moved to Watkins Middle Schools. OSHP Lt. Robert...
  • DeKalb sheriff exposed himself, fled police, report says

    05/07/2017 6:49:59 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 92 replies ^ | 5/7/17 | Christian Boone Mark Niesse
    DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was charged with two misdemeanors after an Atlanta police officer said the sheriff exposed himself late Saturday night and then attempted to evade arrest.According to the incident report, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mann was observed in a part of Piedmont Park known for “sexual acts after dark.” Mann had exposed himself and was walking in the direction of a police officer, the report states. Once he got within 10 feet, the report continues, the officer turned his flashlight on Mann, identifying himself as police and commanding him to stop. Mann fled instead, leading...
  • San Diego police killed boy, 15, in school parking lot

    05/07/2017 5:16:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    MSN AP ^ | May 7, 2017
    Police shot and killed a 15-year-old student Saturday after he pointed a BB gun at them in a high school parking lot, authorities said. The Torrey Pines High School student called 911 shortly before 3:30 a.m. to ask officers to check on the welfare of an unarmed boy in front of the school, according to a police statement. He didn't name the boy, but investigators later determined he was referring to himself, police said.
  • Heroic Police Officer Saves Little Boy From Drowning; Where’s the Media Coverage?

    05/05/2017 5:37:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    A body camera belonging to a police officer showed him diving into a pond to rescue a four year old child with autism from drowning. This event transpired a little over 24 hours ago in Topeka, Kansas. The policeman is Aaron Bulmer, who happened to be patrolling around the Central Park Community Center. He then noticed the young boy venturing a little too closely to the pond. Officer Bulmer was walking towards the child when the four-year-old fell into the pond. Bulmer’s body camera then records him fearlessly leaping into the water to rescue the boy. In a world where...
  • NYPD officers 'pull over' twin tots on video

    05/01/2017 11:21:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | May 1, 2017
    Hands where I can see them! Two-year-old twins stopped traffic in New York City on Saturday night after being pulled over in their miniature Range Rover by two New York City police officers having a little fun. License and registration #nypd#nyc #twins #brothers #boys #squad #cute #lol #igers #amazing #photooftheday #igotthem #led #ledsneakers #pairup #cars #powerwheels #rangerover #theheights #washingtonheights #pullover #fun #happy #baby#34thprecinct
  • Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill To Protect Police From Violent Protesters

    05/01/2017 8:45:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 1, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    The Republican-sponsored bill made any acts of violence towards police officers, firefighters, and members of the National Guard a class 3 felony, punishable by 5 to 20 years in prison, and a $100,000 fine. McAuliffe vetoed the measure because he wanted to include the same penalty for anyone inciting violence due to someone’s “race, religious convictions, color, sexual orientation, or national origin,” he said in a statement. . . . Republican Delegate Scott Lingamfelter slammed McAuliffe’s decision, calling the governor’s decision “disgusting.” “They’re putting their lives literally on the line to protect the public, and anyone who would murder them,...
  • Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: ‘Disturbing Trend’ Siding With Police Officers

    04/26/2017 8:56:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 4/24/17 | law officer
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote Monday that the court is developing a “disturbing trend” of siding with police officers accused of excessive force at the expense of their alleged victims, a notion disputed by two of her colleagues. Sotomayor was arguing that the court should have accepted the case of Richardo Salazar-Limon, who was shot in the back by Houston police officer Chris Thompson in 2010. A federal district judge dismissed Salazar-Limon’s suit before trial, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld that decision.
  • 2 police officers attacked by mob at Picnic Day in Davis

    04/24/2017 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | April 24th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    DAVIS, Calif. (KCRA) — Two officers injured when they were attacked Saturday during the annual Picnic Day festivities in Davis, police said Monday. The officers were taken to the hospital for treatment; their conditions on Monday were unknown. Three officers were driving on Russell Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. Saturday in an unmarked police vehicle when they encountered a large group of people blocking traffic, the Davis Police Department said. One officer was wearing police attire with a visible badge. The other two were wearing plain clothes but wore badges on their chests and their police weapons were visible. The officers...
  • Video of Cop [fatally]Shooting Retired Librarian during “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” Training

    04/23/2017 5:46:19 PM PDT · by Ken H · 52 replies
    You Tube (WINK news) ^ | April 20, 2017 | n/a
    Happened last August. Video just released.Husband says he was not allowed to ride in ambulance with his wife, then directed to wrong hospital. The 73 year-old librarian died in the ambulance according to WINK.
  • Cute: Lost cockatoo got a tour of Fx. County police car

    04/23/2017 1:25:08 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Fairfax County Police Twitter ^ | 23 April 2017 | Fairfax County [VA] Police
    This little cockatoo got a tour of our police car when she found herself lost away from home. Officers safely reunited her with her owners.
  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 184 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • 3 police officers shot in downtown Seattle

    04/21/2017 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 20th, 2017 | By Sara Jean Green, Susan Kelleher and Vernal Coleman
    Three Seattle police officers were shot and wounded while trying to arrest robbery suspects in downtown Seattle on Thursday afternoon before one of the suspects barricaded himself in a nearby building where he was later found dead. A male officer, who was shot in the face, was initially listed in critical condition but was upgraded to serious condition. He remains in serious condition Friday morning. A female officer, whose Kevlar vest saved her from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest, was treated at a hospital and released. A third officer suffered a hand wound and was treated and released...
  • Police Drive Around In Rainbow Colored Cars To Protect Gay People

    04/21/2017 11:18:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 21, 2017 | Amber Randall
    British police are now driving around in rainbow colored cars to fight hate crimes against the gay community, a Thursday police announcement said. Merseyside Police revealed the brightly colored car, dubbed the ‘Police with Pride’ car, at a ceremony Thursday, reports Heat Street. Police hope that the bright rainbow colors will remind people of the hate crimes gay people face and to report them.
  • Two policemen 'injured in Paris shooting'

    04/20/2017 12:42:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies ^ | April 20, 2017
    Two policemen have been wounded in a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, French media say. Some reports say the gunman who fired on them has been killed by police. The Champs Elysees has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. There is no word on the identity of the gunman. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.
  • Cop laughed as man was dragged off flight: witness [United Airlines]

    04/17/2017 9:45:28 AM PDT · by Ken H · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    A passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 3411 said that one of the three officers who dragged a Kentucky doctor off the plane was “laughing” during the chaotic episode. In a “Letter to the Editor” published in the Chicago Tribune this week, Louisville, Kentucky, resident Jason Powell wrote how he was a witness to the Sunday incident that involved David Dao, 69, being physically dragged off a full flight before takeoff at O’Hare Airport. “The disgusting mishandling of the situation included everyone from the rude ticket agent who demanded that this man give up his seat on the flight … to...
  • Cops fired after videos surface of them punching and kicking motorist

    04/14/2017 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/17 | Jamiel Lynch
    (CNN) Two police officers in Georgia were fired Thursday, less than 24 hours after cell phone videos surfaced of them punching and kicking a motorist in handcuffs. No charges have been filed, but the Gwinnett County Police Department said it's moving forward with a criminal investigation into the incident in the suburban Atlanta county.