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  • Bodycam video shows cop shooting through own windshield in car chase

    07/19/2018 6:20:10 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 55 replies
    autoblog ^ | 17 July 2018 | Greg Rasa
    What you're about to see in this dramatic video is probably not a standard police tactic. The bodycam video shows a Las Vegas police officer in pursuit of a vehicle driven by murder suspects. There is an exchange of gunfire — featuring the astonishing sight of a police officer firing 11 shots through his own windshield. The SUV eventually came to a stop at the wall of an elementary school. Police fatally shot one suspect and wounded the other, who tried to escape into the school where kids were in summer session. Both men were later determined to be felons...
  • Hawaii police officer dies in shooting, manhunt underway for alleged killer

    The suspected gunman who fatally shot a Hawaii County police officer during a Tuesday night traffic stop and then fled into a wooded area was the subject of an intense dragnet Wednesday, as authorities combed the Big Island just 20 miles from where lava flows recently devastated residential areas. The Hawai'i Police Department said in a news release that officers were conducting a traffic stop around 9:45 p.m. along Highway 11 in Mountain View, located about 15 miles southwest of Hilo, when the driver of a vehicle -- identified as 33-year-old Justin Waiki -- got out and fired "multiple shots"...
  • Authorities Arrest Some Miramar Protesters Calling for U.S. ICE to be Abolished

    07/19/2018 4:07:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/18/18
    Law enforcement officials have arrested some protesters who remained at the Miramar intersection despite warnings to vacate. The Miramar Police Department said none of the protesters filed for a permit to protest, adding it has been patient with the demonstrators and that it has asked them not to block roadways numerous times.
  • Police officer, Army veteran killed by his own gun (edited)

    07/16/2018 7:30:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | July 16, 2018 | Emily Shapiro
    A Massachusetts police officer, Army veteran and father of two who died this weekend after being shot by his own weapon would have marked his six-year anniversary on the force Monday, authorities said. Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna and a local resident died in the incident Sunday. The alleged gunman, 20-year-old Emanuel "Manny" Lopes, is in police custody but has not appeared in court.
  • Twitter reaction to Sen Liz Warren tweet about MA cop gunned down

    07/15/2018 7:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/15/18 | E. Warren
    (Reactions follow) My heart goes out to the family and friends of Officer Michael Chesna, a military veteran, of @WeymouthPD who was killed in the line of duty today. We are with you, Weymouth.
  • Weymouth cop, woman shot dead by suspect who allegedly took officer's gun

    07/15/2018 1:48:11 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 26 replies
    WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- A Massachusetts police officer and bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Authorities say Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times before 8 a.m. Sunday, and died from the injures at South Shore Hospital. Officials say an unidentified elderly woman also died after being hit by stray bullets in a nearby home. Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes identified the shooting suspect as Emmanuel Lopes, and said he was in custody. Police say the suspect crashed a car, fled the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Police swoop to grab woman with a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue...

    07/04/2018 4:40:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 4, 2018 | Hannah Moore and Rory Tingle For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: Police swoop to grab woman with a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and stayed there for two hours, as ICE protesters below unfurled an 'Abolish Ice' banner Police have snatched a woman wearing a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and stayed there for two hours shortly after seven people were arrested for unfurling an 'Abolish ICE' banner. Police on ladders spoke to the woman just after 4.30pm but she refused to come down, so officers constructed a rope rescue system...
  • As Police Chief Charlie Beck Retires, L.A. Times Engages in Historical Revisionism

    07/03/2018 1:29:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Jack Dunphy
    After 41 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, the last nine as its chief, Charlie Beck retired on Wednesday, handing his badge and collar stars to his successor, Michel Moore (yes, that’s how he spells his first name). The occasion of Beck’s retirement has been marked by a good deal of adoring press attention, not the least of which was a 2,200-word retrospective on his career in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times. The story, by Times writer Cindy Chang, noted some of Beck’s missteps as chief, such as when a horse owned by his daughter, also an LAPD officer, made...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Leo the Second, Pope and Confessor (Gueranger)

    07/02/2018 9:08:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Semidouble IT WERE FITTING that our attention should not be diverted, on this Vigil, from the august object which is occupying the Church in the preparation of her chants. But the triumph of Peter will shine out with all the more splendor in proportion as the testimony he rendered to the son of God is shown to have been maintained with all fidelity, during the long series of succeeding ages, by the Pontiffs, inheritors of his primacy. For a considerable time, the twenty-eighth of June was consecrated to the memory of Saint Leo the Great; it was the...
  • Police: NYS Trooper shot and killed by school principal in Steuben County

    07/02/2018 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    WHAM-TV, Rochester NY ^ | Monday, July 2nd 2018
    A New York state trooper in Steuben responding to an early-morning call in Steuben County. State police say the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m Monday morning on Welch Road in the Town of Erwin, not far from SUNY Corning Community College. Troopers say 29-year-old Nicholas Clark was responding to a call of a suicidal person. When Trooper Clark arrived, State police say 43-year-old Steven Kiley shot and killed Clark, before apparently taking his own life. State police say Kiley was a school principal, but did not say which school he worked at.
  • Seattle cops flee the force in 'mass exodus' due to frustrations with city's politics, report says

    07/01/2018 6:24:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | 6-30-2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Seattle cops flee the force in 'mass exodus' due to frustrations with city's politics, report says By Kathleen Joyce | Fox News At least 41 cops have left the Seattle Police Department this year, many of them reportedly citing frustration with the city's politics and a perceived lack of support from local officials. Though documents showed some officers left the force due to retirement, a source in the department told Q13 FOX some 20 officers left and sought employment at other law enforcement agencies. The source also said younger officers "don’t feel appreciated" and the number of those leaving who...
  • Seattle cops flee the force in 'mass exodus' due to frustrations with city's politics

    06/29/2018 10:43:26 AM PDT · by wmileo · 85 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 29, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    At least 41 cops have left the Seattle Police Department this year, many of them reportedly citing frustration with the city's politics and a perceived lack of support from local officials. Though documents showed some officers left the force due to retirement, a source in the department told Q13 FOX some 20 officers left and sought employment at other law enforcement agencies. The source also said younger officers "don’t feel appreciated" and the number of those leaving who felt “frustrated over city politics is higher than usual.” “Worker bees on the street, they don't feel appreciated. I’ve never seen anything...
  • Cop Charged After Attempting To Shoot Family Dog – Shoots 9-Year-Old Girl In The Face Instead

    06/24/2018 10:41:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
    https://sonsoflibertymedia.com/ ^ | 6/23/17 | MATT AGORIST
    Wichita, KS — Earlier this year, a cop was fired after he shot a little girl inside her own home while trying to kill her dog. Showing that they are willing to hold their own accountable, the officer was charged with felony aggravated battery in March. And now, months after the original incident, the video has finally been released from the officer’s body camera. On Thursday, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett released body camera video from officer Dexter Betts which shows him attempt to kill a 35 pound dog and strike a small 9-year-old girl instead. In January, Betts...
  • 2 Deputies in Kansas Are Fatally Shot While Transporting Inmates

    06/17/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | 6/16/18 | Christina Caron
    Two sheriff’s deputies in Kansas who were shot while transporting inmates from a jail to a court hearing on Friday died of their injuries, the police in Kansas City, Kan., said on Saturday. Officials said Friday that it appeared the deputies were shot with one of their own weapons. “When they pulled into the parking lot and readied to transport these inmates, they were overcome,” Maj. Kelli Bailiff, a spokeswoman for the Wyandotte County sheriff’s office, said at a news conference on Friday. “It is very possible that with their own firearm they were both shot.” A suspect was also...
  • Law Enforcement Think Tank Gives 9 Key Recommendations On How To Prevent 'Gun Violence'

    06/11/2018 4:38:06 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 74 replies
    Town hall ^ | 6/10/18 | beth baumann
    The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington-based think tank, on Friday released their Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence following a Thursday meeting with the nation’s big-city police chiefs."The recommendations recognize that solving the gun violence problem is not the responsibility of one entity or one level of government," the recommendation guide said. "There is a role for everyone on the gun issue: individuals (legal gun owners and non-gun owners alike); law enforcement personnel; prosecutors; judges; state governments; the federal government; family and friends of people who may be in crisis; researchers; the philanthropic community; and the community at...
  • Broward County Captain Jan Jordan removed

    06/08/2018 7:38:07 AM PDT · by olepap · 53 replies
    The police captain who told sheriff's deputies to 'stage' and form a perimeter outside Stoneman Douglas High School as students and teachers were shot inside on February 14 is being replaced. Jan Jordan, 49, was in charge of deputies who responded to the first calls of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. She will be removed from her position, which will instead be taken up by an officer of a higher rank, Fox News reported on Thursday. The move to replace Jordan with a major was made as part of the city's re-evaluation of its contract with the...
  • Broward arm of big police union drops Wasserman Schultz, endorses Republican

    06/06/2018 5:47:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 6/5/18 | Anthony Man
    The Fraternal Order of Police district that includes Broward County has dropped U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, from its endorsements. Instead, the big police union said it’s endorsing Carlos Reyes, one of three Republicans seeking his party’s nomination to challenge Wasserman Schultz in the Broward/Miami-Dade County 23rd Congressional District. ...the FOP district said it endorses “people who have supported or will support the FOP and its mission. Both parties have endorsements along with non-partisan” contests. Others use it as a different kind of guide, which one reader posted on the FOP’s Facebook page: “Pretty easy for me. Vote against...
  • Cop Who Was Fired After Ramming Suspect With Car Hired By Nearby County

    06/05/2018 6:43:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/5/18 | Nina Golgowski
    A Georgia police officer fired a day after video captured him hitting a suspect with his patrol car during a chase has been hired by a nearby sheriff’s department. Taylor Saulters, who was a rookie in the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, was picked up by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, its sheriff announced on Facebook. “I have known him since he was a baby and I know he will be a great asset to our county,” Sheriff David Gabriel saidSaulters, who was fired on Saturday, remains the subject of a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for...
  • Top Comstock Challenger Criticized for Fake Cops in Ad

    06/02/2018 10:23:19 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 06/01/2018 | Griffin Connolly
    A new ad for Jennifer Wexton, a top Democratic challenger to Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock, briefly features three police officers signing a poster promising “Change is Coming.” But none of them are actual law enforcement. In fact, one of them is Matt Leslie, Wexton’s field director, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, has never been and is not currently police.
  • A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

    05/30/2018 6:47:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jaweed Kaleem
    Standing on the front steps of First Congregational Church of Oakland late last month, Nichola Torbett issued a declaration. "We can no longer tolerate the trauma inflicted on our communities by policing," Torbett, a white church volunteer, said in front of churchgoers who held photos of African Americans shot dead by law enforcement. The church, she promised, would never call the cops again in nearly every circumstance. Dozens of members had agreed to do the same. "How do police help? They often don't," Torbett later said in an interview. "So, especially as white people, why call them?"