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  • Poll: Sheriff Joe Arpaio trails Dem by 15 points

    10/20/2016 9:55:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/16 | Hensch
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a prominent Donald Trump supporter, is 15 points behind his Democratic opponent, Paul Penzone, according to a new poll. Penzone leads Arpaio 46 percent to 31 percent in the Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News survey out Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Arpaio, 84, has become a national figure over his hard-line views on illegal immigration and repeated clashes with the federal government. He is seeking his seventh term as sheriff of Arizona’s largest county. Reports emerged last week the Department of Justice plans on charging Arpaio with criminal contempt after he and his deputies allegedly ignored court orders to halt...
  • Parking boots are being replaced by this yellow monstrosity

    10/20/2016 10:00:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 10-20-2016 | New York Post
    If you haven’t paid your parking tickets you may soon have a face-to-face with “the Barnacle.” The yellow monstrosity, which latches on to the windshield and blocks the driver’s view, rendering the car undriveable, has already begun replacing the parking boot in cities like Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of a 60-day trial that began Sept. 23. The peculiar device is more effective than the boot at immobilizing cars and is easier to install, Kevin Dougherty, president of the New York-based Barnacle Parking Enforcement, told The Barnacle — an opaque piece of plastic held in place...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Agents Say Comey ‘Stood In The Way’ Of Clinton Email Investigation

    10/17/2016 5:09:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 159 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 17th, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    FBI agents say the bureau is alarmed over Director James Comey’s decision to not suggest that the Justice Department prosecute Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information. According to an interview transcript given to The Daily Caller, provided by an intermediary who spoke to two federal agents with the bureau last Friday, agents are frustrated by Comey’s leadership. “This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have been convened, but was not. That is appalling,” an FBI special agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases said of the decision. “We talk about it in the...
  • Gunman wearing body armor 'wanted to assassinate two cops in Starbucks' - but was shot [trunc]

    10/18/2016 4:47:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2016
    A gunman wearing body armor targeted two California police officers who were taking a break at a coffee shop in an ambush that failed when his gun malfunctioned, authorities said Monday. Adam Powell, 41, appeared in the doorway of a Starbucks and 'attempted to assassinate' the two officers on Sunday, Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou said. The officers were not injured because the battered weapon, its butt covered with duct tape or foil, appeared to jam. Powell of Suisun City was in critical condition after being shot by the officers during a foot chase.
  • FBI Docs: Hillary Was So Unpleasant Security Agents Didn’t Want To Protect Her

    10/17/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10.17.16 | Blake Neff
    Department of State security officers found then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so unpleasant they refused to work on her security detail, a former agent claims in newly-released FBI documents. The FBI Monday released 100 pages of documents relating to its investigation of Clinton’s private email server. The documents incorporate summaries of several interviews the FBI conducted, including one with a woman who served as an agent with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) during Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
  • FBI Agents See Director Comey As A ‘Dirty Cop,’ Says Former U.S. Attorney

    10/16/2016 8:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    FBI Director James Comey’s decision to not file charges against Hillary Clinton over her unauthorized and unsecure email server was controversial. It led to a backlash against him by conservatives that was also dotted with disbelief and shock. It led to him appearing before congressional hearings for further questions, given how damning his press conference was on July 5 about the agency’s findings. During that press conference, he said that 110 emails on 52 separate chains contained classified information, that Clinton and her staff were extremely careless in handling sensitive information, and that there were three emails that they...
  • Ben & Jerry’s threw its support behind Black Lives Matter. Now police group is demanding a boycott.

    10/15/2016 10:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | October 12, 2016 | Victoria M. Massie
    Black Lives Matter isn’t anti-police. Blue Lives Matter, a group of active and retired law enforcement officials, issued a statement on Monday demanding all Americans boycott Ben & Jerry’s after the ice cream maker announced its public support of Black Lives Matter last week. “Ben & Jerry’s went beyond making a statement in support of civil rights when they actively accused law enforcement of widespread racism,” Blue Lives Matter wrote. “By spreading these false and misleading statements, Ben & Jerry’s lends an appearance of legitimacy to the baseless claims that police officers are killing men based on the color of...
  • State Police hit back against allegations of voter suppression

    10/15/2016 6:45:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    WISH ^ | October 15, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana State Police have hit back against allegations of voter suppression from Patriot Majority USA. ISP has called them “completely false” going on to say that it has uncovered intentional acts of voter fraud. On October 4, Indiana State Police raided the offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project. A spokeswoman for the group said it was politically motivated by Secretary of State Connie Lawson and her friends in the Indiana State Police. The group also states that the investigation is aimed at undermining urban black voters. ISP released the following statement from Captain David Bursten:...
  • Saginaw County Sheriff Denies Driving Seized Muscle Car, Won't Explain 56k New Miles

    10/14/2016 5:07:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 30 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department has yet to explain how 56,000 miles were added to the odometer of a classic muscle car that it seized and held for over a year before selling it. The county also denied a Freedom of Information Act request for more documents regarding the vehicle following a previous article detailing the civil asset forfeiture case. On Sept. 13, it was reported that 56,000 miles had been added to a 1965 Chevy Nova SS, which was owned by Shiawassee County couple Gerald and Royetta Ostipow, while it was in the possession of the department. Information in...
  • A tale of two police ambushes

    10/13/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    Two Boston police officers were gunned down by a suspect armed with an assault rifle and wearing body armor. The officers are in critical condition while 9 other officers were injured in a firefight that resulted in the death of the suspect. The circumstances of the ambush are eerily similar to the murder of two Palm Springs police officers last week. This is the fruit of Black Lives Matter rhetoric which suggests police are terrorists and out to murder black men. Some members of BLM haven't been shy about advocating violence against officers. It is this sort of incendiary rhetoric...
  • Boston officers remain in critical condition (info on suspect)

    10/13/2016 7:13:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/16 | Laura Crimaldi and John Element
    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. (snip) The commissioner identified the suspect as Kirk Figueroa, 33. A Ford Crown Victoria with the name of a website, Elite, was towed from the scene by police Thursday morning. (Note: Figeroa was killed.) On the website, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa describes himself as a former member of a US Army Reserves military police unit who works as a bounty hunter in California, is trained in...
  • 2 Boston police officers wounded in shooting, suspect dead (1 LEO life threatening injuries)

    10/12/2016 10:52:37 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    Fox News & AP ^ | October 12 | Staff
    Two Boston police officers were wounded in a shooting late Wednesday and the suspect was dead. The shooting occurred in the East Boston neighborhood at around 10:50 p.m. while officers were responding to reports of someone with a gun, police said.
  • FBI, DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails, says insider

    10/12/2016 12:31:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman, Adam Housley
    The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in the year-long probe telling that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged. The source, who spoke to on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100...
  • Hung jury in Sandy, Perez trial (NM-police officers charged with murder, video)

    10/12/2016 1:11:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 41 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Colleen Heild and Katy Barnitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The first murder trial involving an on-duty shooting by an Albuquerque police officer in at least 50 years ended late Tuesday afternoon with a District Court jury deadlocked 9-3 for acquittal on charges against former officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez. Sandy and Perez, who showed no emotion at the mistrial ruling, left out the back door of the courtroom, away from the media attention. Sandy retired months after the shooting, but Perez was terminated when the criminal charge was filed, per city policy. A decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, Perez is now unemployed....
  • Watch: San Antonio cops defy law by wearing Trump hats

    10/11/2016 7:47:40 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    San Antonio Police Department officers disobeyed city law on Tuesday when they donned Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" ball caps during a motorcade escort of the GOP candidate. More than a dozen local cops were sporting the red hats during their motorcycle escort of the Republican nominee to and from San Antonio International Airport, according to a video Trump posted on Twitter.
  • 3 police officers shot in Palm Springs; manhunt ongoing

    10/08/2016 3:27:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | Oct.8, 2016 | Gustavo Solis and Jill Castellano
    Three police officers have been shot Saturday in Palm Springs, according to a department release. They are hospitalized and their conditions are unknown. Dozens of law enforcement officers are involved in a search for the shooter or shooters in the are of Cypress and Del Lago roads in Palm Springs. Police are encouraging residents in the area to stay indoors while they conduct an investigation.~SNIP~Frances Serrano, who lives directly across the street from where the shooting took place, spoke to the father of the suspected shooter moments before the incident. The father told Serrano that his son, who has mental...
  • Two Palms Springs police officers fatally shot, another injured in family disturbance call

    10/08/2016 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/8/16 | Ruben Vives, Matt Stevens, Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
    Two Palms Springs police officers were fatally shot and another wounded Saturday while responding to family disturbance call, and a SWAT team remains at the scene, police said. The shooting occurred when the officers responded to the scene near the corner of Racquet Club Road and Sunrise Way about noon, authorities said. “The officers were near the front door,” an emotional Police Chief Bryan Reyes told reporters during an afternoon news conference. “They were responding to a simple family disturbance and [the gunman] elected to open fire on the guardians of this city.”
  • Suspect 'executed' sergeant, LA County sheriff says

    10/08/2016 11:31:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 10/6/16 | Wes Woods
    Authorities called the death of Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen a “calculated execution.” Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell described the death in detail. “Sgt. Owen approached the suspect in response to a burglary call,” McDonnell said as large photos of Owen were behind him. “The suspect immediately shot Sgt. Owen. He then stood over and executed Sgt. Owen by firing four additional rounds in his body.” Before the news conference began at 4 p.m., authorities identified the man accused of killing Owen as Trenton Trevon Lovell, of Lancaster. Owen was shot and killed Wednesday after he responded...
  • Chicago police officer says she feared using gun while being beaten

    10/07/2016 12:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | October 6, 2016
    CHICAGO -- A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. On Wednesday morning, police responded to a car crash at Roosevelt and Cicero on the city's West Side where officers encountered a man that police allege was violent and under the influence of drugs. Three officers were hospitalized in the incident. One officer who was severely beaten told Supt. Johnson she was afraid for her life and afraid to use lethal force with all of the...
  • Woman, 77, With 50 Feral Cats Punches Officer: Fremont PD

    10/07/2016 10:45:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    A 77-year-old Hayward woman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and punching an officer Tuesday at a red-tagged home in Fremont, according to police. Animal services officers were at the woman's home in the 38000 block of Hastings Street to deal with more than 50 feral cats who live at the residence, according to police. The suspect was trespassing at the home, which had been red-tagged by code enforcement officers. She allegedly punched one of the officers at the scene. They arrested her on suspicion of trespassing, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
  • Slain deputy mourned — even by those he arrested (Good man, good read)

    10/06/2016 1:07:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Joseph Serna, Nicole Santa Cruz
    A day after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed during a burglary call, mourners gathered Thursday at the Lancaster sheriff’s station to pay their respects to a lawman whom one resident described as “one of the good ones.” Just before 8 a.m., Bishop Vaughn stopped at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to offer prayers for the fallen sergeant. His first encounter with Owen wasn’t ideal. It was about eight years ago and the sergeant arrested him. "That's how long we've been together, partners," Owen said. "He brought me a long way." Vaughn now stays at a...
  • Black Lives Matter Is Furious Police Union Endorsed Trump

    10/05/2016 1:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 5, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    Black Lives Matter gathered in front of the Cleveland police union headquarters Tuesday evening to protest the union’s endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump. There were reportedly dozens, and maybe over 100, protesters gathered outside of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA), out of concern the endorsement would elevate mistrust among minority groups towards law enforcement. The CPPA, which represents 1,450 officers and staff, overwhelmingly voted to endorse the Republican nominee Sept. 30, with Trump receiving 216 votes to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 68 votes. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited the CPPA Tuesday, where he thanked the...
  • L.A. County sheriff's sergeant killed in Lancaster shooting; suspected gunman in custody

    10/05/2016 5:17:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2016 | Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna
    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant died Wednesday after he was shot while responding to a call of a residential burglary in Lancaster, authorities said. The sergeant killed was Steve Owen, a 29-year department veteran, according to sheriff’s Executive Officer Neal Tyler. “This has been a very dark day for the Sheriff’s Department,” Capt. Steve Katz said. “We are all suffering right now.” From the archives: L.A. Times reporter rides along with Sgt. Steve Owen last year » The shooting occurred as Owen and his partner responded to a 911 call about 12:35 p.m. from a woman reporting a burglary...
  • FLASHBACK: As Gov., Tim Kaine FIRED 5 VA State Police Chaplains for PRAYING Publicly in Jesus' Name

    10/05/2016 1:16:39 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | Sept. 25, 2008 | Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
    Five Chaplains Lose Jobs for Praying 'In Jesus' Name' ... Virginia Governor Tim Kaine Urged to Stop Persecuting Christians Contact: Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, 719-360-5132 cell, RICHMOND, Virginia, Sept. 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is defending why his administration forced the sudden resignation of five Virginia State Police Chaplains because they prayed publicly "in Jesus' name." Police Superintendent Col. W. Steven Flaherty single-handedly created then enforced a strict "non-sectarian" prayer policy at all public gatherings, censoring and excluding Christian prayers, then accepted the resignation of five chaplains who refused to deny Jesus or violate their conscience...
  • Charlotte rioters don’t care if shooting was justified

    09/27/2016 2:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The National Post ^ | September 26, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    The Charlotte rioters didn’t know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified, and didn’t care. They worked their mayhem — trashing businesses and injuring cops, with one protester killed in the disorder — before anything meaningful could be ascertained about the case except that the cops said Scott had a gun and his family said he didn’t. Charlotte is the latest episode in the evidence-free Black Lives Matter movement that periodically erupts in violence after officer-involved shootings. The movement is beholden to a narrative of systematic police racism to which every case is made to conform, regardless...
  • Is Charlotte Our Future?

    09/27/2016 5:13:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | September 27, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, "This is what democracy looks like." Well, if Barber is right, so, too, was John Adams, who warned us that "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." Consider what the protesters, who, exults Barber, "show us a way forward to peace and justice," accomplished. In the first two nights of rioting, the mob injured a dozen cops, beat white people, smashed and looted stores,...
  • 10 Ways Local Police Are Spying on Your Community

    09/26/2016 3:28:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies ^ | 12 September 2016
    The proliferation in local police departmentsÂ’ use of surveillance technology, which in most places has occurred without any community input or control, presents significant threats to civil rights and civil liberties that disproportionately impact communities of color and low-income communities. Here is a list of costly and invasive surveillance technologies that might be recording you, your family, and your neighbors right now: 1.) Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras CCTV allows the police to monitor us any time we are in a public space, even if they have no reason for doing so. Despite proof that CCTV is ineffective in reducing crime,...
  • BLM Founder: Policing Is Problematic, So We Need Police-Free Communities

    09/26/2016 12:06:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies ^ | 9/26/16 | Amber Randall
    Since policing is a problem, the police should be removed from communities altogether, according to Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza. Garza argued that the United States gives too much respect to police officers, explaining that when police do wrong, a few bad cops are blamed, rather than a “corroded and corrupt system.” “Quite frankly, many of our [Black Lives Matter] members are continuing to investigate what it would mean to have police-free

    09/26/2016 8:54:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama turned those who should enforce our borders and our laws into coyotes smuggling his illegal alien backers into this country. It hasn't won him and his political ideology any friends. And has not done Hillary any favors. The union representing the nation’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and staff is throwing its support behind GOP nominee Donald Trump. It’s the first time ever that the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council has endorsed a candidate for president, according to a statement posted on Trump’s campaign web site Monday. “Donald Trump reached out to us for a meeting, sat down...
  • Walmart apologizes for refusing to make police officer’s cake

    09/26/2016 5:58:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/26/2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    Walmart is apologizing for refusing to make a police officer’s retirement cake last week after an employee told the cop’s daughter that her “thin blue line” cake design might be considered racist.The police officer’s daughter, who has remained anonymous, told radio host Todd Starnes that she went to a Walmart in McDonough, Georgia on Thursday to ask for a cake with the American flag in black and white with a blue stripe added in.But one of the employees at the bakery balked at the common police officer emblem, telling the woman “the design could be perceived as racist and nobody...
  • U.S. police killings reminiscent of lynching, U.N. group says

    09/25/2016 4:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2016 | Tom Miles
    Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday. The hard-hitting criticism - drawing a comparison between modern police behaviour and mob killings of blacks in the 19th and 20th centuries - comes at a time of renewed racial tension in the United States. This week Charlotte, North Carolina, saw street riots over the shooting of a black man, Keith Scott, by a black police...
  • Walmart Workers Refuse to Make Cop’s Retirement Cake

    09/25/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 116 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 9/25/2016
    Three Walmart workers in McDonough, Georgia refused to decorate a “thin blue line” cake for a police officer’s retirement party because they said it was racist. A number of my Georgia readers alerted me to the story and on Saturday night I spoke directly with the police officer’s daughter. She asked that I not divulge her name and I’ve agreed to honor her request. “I was so shocked,” she told me. “I didn’t know what to do or say or anything. I was trying not to lose my temper or make a scene.” “The baker told me the blue line...
  • MSNBC Pushes Narrative That Police May Have Planted Gun On Keith Lamont Scott

    09/25/2016 9:31:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/25/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedbergy
    “That ain’t no cop’s gun, Frank!” —DIRTY HARRY 2: MAGNUM FORCE, 1973. Does anybody really think the police are so stupid they would toss “a throw down, cold piece,” a planted gun, into a crime scene, knowing they are under video surveillance from multiple sources? And that the police never heard about pocket-lint being caught in a throw-down, “cold piece,” thereby ultimately incriminating the thrower?
  • Charlotte Shooting Video: Footage Shows Fatal Encounter Between Police, Keith Lamont Scott

    09/23/2016 12:34:47 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 80 replies
    Unsettling footage obtained by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. The video, taken by Scott's wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. Scott is seen on the ground surrounded by police officers moments after the shots were fired. "He better not be f---ing dead, he better not be f---ing dead," Rakeyia Scott can be heard shouting at the officers. "He better live, he better live!" It is not clear what preceded the shooting. The killing of Scott, 43,...
  • Tulsa Officer Charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter in death of Terence Crutcher

  • Congressional Black Caucus demands nationwide law enforcement crackdown

    09/22/2016 1:54:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    The Congressional Black Caucus is demanding that Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately take action to prevent police killings with a nationwide crackdown on law enforcement. "The world is watching and we cannot continue to ignore these killings," said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., presenting the letter to the media Thursday while the entire caucus stood in support outside the Department of Justice. The Congressional Black Caucus' letter urges Lynch to "aggressively pursue investigations, indictments and prosecutions through the Office of Civil Rights against any and all law enforcement officers who harm or kill innocent unarmed black men, women and children.
  • Eyewitness Claims Keith Lamont Scott Executed By White Cop

    09/22/2016 12:19:49 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 22, 2016 | Bob Owens
    A woman identifying herself as Taheshia Williams is claiming to be an eyewitness to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CPMD) officers. Scott was shot and killed after reportedly brandishing a firearm and advancing upon officers three uniformed officers and a fourth officer, Officer Brentley Vinson, who was wearing a department issue ballistic vest with a displayed badge and emblazoned with the word “POLICE”
  • BREAKING: Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged with 1st degree manslaughter

    09/22/2016 1:46:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 250 replies
    KTUL ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    Tulsa County DA: Charges of manslaughter in 1st degree will be filed against Officer Betty Shelby.
  • Hillary Clinton Laments ‘Long List of African Americans Killed by Police’

    09/22/2016 12:42:39 PM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    During a rally in Orlando, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lamented the number of black Americans killed by police. “It’s unbearable, and it needs to become intolerable,” Clinton said, pointing to a “long list of African Americans killed by police officers.” She specifically mentioned the death of Keith Lamont Scott, shot by police officers in Charlotte on Tuesday, after he exited the vehicle and refused to drop a handgun in his possession.
  • Charlotte police chief: Shooting video won't be made public

    09/22/2016 12:03:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 September 2016 | Ed Lavandera, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Holly Yan
    After violent protests raged for the second night in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man, the city's police chief told reporters Thursday he has no intention of releasing dashcam video of Keith Lamont Scott's shooting "to the masses." Asked if there was a time at which the public could expect to see it, Chief Kerr Putney said there should be no such expectation. "Transparency's in the eye of the beholder," he said. "If you think we should display a victim's worst day for public consumption, that is not the transparency I'm speaking of." Scott's family has asked...
  • NAACP Leader on Keith Scott Shooting: ‘It Really Doesn’t Matter If He Had a Gun’

    09/22/2016 10:24:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies ^ | Sep. 22, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    A local NAACP leader told CNN’s Carol Costello Thursday that it didn’t actually matter whether or not black Charlotte man Keith Scott had a gun on him when he was shot and killed by police. Scott’s death led to protests and violence for the past two days, after his family reported that he was holding a book when he died. Charlotte police have called that false, saying that police body camera footage shows he was brandishing a gun and that they recovered a weapon from the scene. But the president of the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP Corine Mack said...
  • LIVE: Charlotte North Carolina Protest Rally GRAPHIC IMAGES

    09/21/2016 6:10:38 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 91 replies
    YouTubeLiveEvent ^ | Sept 21, 2016 | FOX 10 Phoenix
    Live Video at link
  • Breaking -- Charlotte Rioting - 1 Shot, Another Injured!

    09/21/2016 6:12:17 PM PDT · by CWW · 475 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09-2102016 | CWW
    FOX News is currently broadcasting an ongoing riot by black lives matters and other agitator groups in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. One black man has been shot and a Nother has been injured. The identity of the shooter has not been determined. They are rioting in front of the Ritz Carlton and Omni hotels, and have also destroyed a Mercedes SUV. It is complete bedlam over the shooting of a armed black man by a black police officer. Thanks, Obama! /s
  • Sorry, media: Black Charlotte chief says suspect had a gun, which is why black officer shot him

    09/21/2016 1:54:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 95 replies
    CANAda Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Witnesses corroborate, and no book was found anywhere -- Police Chief: Officers Warned Scott to Drop Gun Not that there is ever a good reason to have a riot, but the Charlotte rioters might be interested to know they bought a line of crap from the media, which just sent 23 people to the hospital and unleashed hours of chaos in the streets for no reason whatsoever. White-cops-shoot-unarmed-black-man? Don’t think so. As the video below demonstrates, the media caused all this. More than 1,000 people heard on the news that a guy holding a book was shot by police, and...
  • Trump Says Terence Crutcher Did Everything Right; Blames Tulsa Cop for Choking

    09/21/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was troubled by the controversial shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby last Friday because he looked like he did "everything he was supposed to do" but was killed anyway. "I must tell you I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa and that man was hands up. That man went to the car, hands up, put his hands on the car, I mean to me it looked like he did everything he was supposed to do," said Trump in remarks at a town hall style event...
  • Charlotte police kill thug with gun, protests erupting

    09/20/2016 7:13:38 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 138 replies
    WCCB Live stream ^ | 9/20/16 | me
    Watching live news in Charlotte, fairly large crowd throwing water bottles at cops. One guy said the dead thug was shot for 'reading a book'. But cops say he pulled a gun on them.
  • Hillary Clinton Vows to Speak ‘Directly to White People’ to Stop Racial Police Shootings

    09/20/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 20, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton vows she’ll tackle the racism in the nation’s law enforcement system. “We gotta tackle the systemic racism, this horrible shooting again, how many times do we have to see this in our country?” she said in an appearance on the Steve Harvey show. Clinton was specifically referring to the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, saying he had his “hands in the air” when he was killed. “This is unbearable and it needs to be intolerable,” she said. Clinton told Harvey that if the African-American community came out and voted for her, she...
  • Donald Trump Praises Law Enforcement,Slams Obama-Clinton For "Not Taking ISIS Seriously"

    09/19/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | September 19, 2016 | Alex S
    Donald Trump is praising law enforcement for its handling of the terrorist attacks in Minnesota, Manhattan and New Jersey over the weekend, while criticizing his rival Hillary Clinton for her record as secretary of state and plans to take in more refugees from the Middle East.

    09/19/2016 12:49:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2016 | Staff
    The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues. The program, which Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is scheduled to discuss Monday evening, is among several department reforms following the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The black teenager was shot 16 times in 2014 by a white Chicago police officer. Graphic squad-car video of the shooting was released last year, prompting citywide protests, police leadership changes and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
  • Philly FOP Chief On Presidential Endorsement: Clinton ‘Blew The Police Off"

    09/19/2016 9:45:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/19/2016 | Dom Giordano
    John McNesby, the President of the Philadelphia FOP, discussed their endorsement of Donald Trump for President over Hillary Clinton and criticized the Democratic nominee for not engaging with them in their selection process. “They didn’t care. Their attitude, then, back in July, during the DNC, was they were going to win this thing anyway, so who cares? Now, I think the tides have turned a little bit and she’s on her heels. As many times as we’ve tried to…have it a fair process and an open process, the emails back were that they’re not interested and no thanks. Just snide...