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  • Swedish police with new strategy - drop investigating serious crimes

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

    03/25/2017 2:31:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | March 24, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a Tulsa police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter won’t have further preliminary hearing proceedings. The Tulsa World reports 42-year-old Betty Shelby remains on track for trial on May 8. Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 shooting death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.
  • Pro-Migrant Anti-Trump Protesters Block Road, Mess With The WRONG Officers

    03/24/2017 12:42:20 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 2/23/2017 | Staff
    During an “immigration protest” against President Donald Trump’s plan to ban migrants from terror-prone nations, a group of liberals thought it would be a good idea to block the road. As soon as fed-up police officers arrived, however, they realized law enforcement isn’t playing by Barack Obama’s rules anymore. Last week, a pro-illegal immigration protest kicked off in Arizona in support of a “Day Without An Immigrant,” which gained little media attention likely because of its small numbers. After around 100 vociferous activists gathered in downtown Tucson, local police were called in when the liberal demonstration turned criminal, as they...
  • Swedes Begin Construction Of Police Fortress In "Little Mogadishu"

    03/24/2017 5:51:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Mar 24, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Rinkeby is a suburban housing estate near Stockholm, where the Swedish welfare state keeps a large number of unassimilated migrants. 90% of the population is non-Swedish and many of these are Somalians given to crime and rioting. *snip* The police station will feature bullet proof windows, walls reinforced with sheet metal, and fencing around it, possibly with electrified barbed wire. So it will look more like a military installation than anything.
  • Swedish Police Station So Dangerous Officers Can’t Commute in Alone

    03/23/2017 8:33:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The danger posed to police in the notorious Swedish No-Go Zone of Rinkeby will likely mean they will not be allowed to use public transportation to get to work and may have to be driven to the station daily for their personal safety. The heavily migrant-populated Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby in Sweden is often cited as a textbook example of a No-Go Zone where police are constantly under threat of attack from residents. To deal with the danger, the police have planned a new fortified police station. But police are at such risk it may not safe for them to...
  • Judge Upholds Trump Supporters’ Right To Sue San Jose For Failing To Protect Them

    03/21/2017 8:17:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 3/20/17 | Nickarama
    Do you remember the Trump rally in San Jose last year when many Trump supporters were attacked by a mob of leftists, seemingly unhindered by police who were there? The people assaulted certainly remember the event and they’ve brought suit against the city for the failure to protect them. The city tried to get the case dismissed, but the judge has decided to allow the suit to continue, in a win for the Trump supporters. According to CBS Local: “We’ve seen video appearing on international local and national media that shows the police standing by as people were getting gruesomely...
  • Watch: Migrants and Far Left Join Forces to Attack Paris Police with Flares, Petrol Bombs

    03/20/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Algerian flags mingled with Antifa banners as migrants and left wing extremists gathered on the streets of Paris to attack police and protest deportations in a “March for Justice and Dignity”. The event was nominally organised to protest alleged police brutality in the case of an individual identified in the media as Théo – but despite that individual speaking out against the escalating violence in France, marchers used the occasion as an opportunity to bombard police with Molotov cocktails and burning flares in extraordinary scenes on Sunday.
  • It Is Everywhere – FBI Investigates Louisville Police Department For Rape And Filming Of A Minor

    03/19/2017 2:35:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 50 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I first thought I would pass this report up, but I believe at this point, it is time to pause and recognize the epidemic that has taken over America. Dear God, why is this happening here in our Country? Of course, it is not just here in America, it is the world over. This is overwhelming, and we have to understand why it is that society has fallen to this most evil of evils: pedophilia. I do not know of a worse crime against humanity, or a worse sin in God’s eyes. He must be weeping for all His lost...
  • Video of Black Florida Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Saving life of White Sheriff Deputy

    03/19/2017 5:31:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 19, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    On March 15th, 2017, the Florida State Attorney's Office released a video of Ashad Russell, a Florida resident with a concealed handgun permit, fatally shooting another man, Edward Strother, who was attacking a Lee County, Florida Sheriff Deputy Dean Bardes. Prosecutors had cleared Russell of criminal charges on February 15th, 2017. The shooting was found justified because the deputy's life was determined to be in danger. The case stems from an incident that occurred on November 15, 2016. The Florida State Attorney's Office just released cell phone video of the event. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott wrote this on his...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...
  • PA: Police Department Destroys $25,000 of Legal Guns

    03/18/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy Abington Police In Pennsylvania, Abington police destroyed 185 guns they had been collecting since 1998. From abingtonpd.org: In January, 2017 Abington Police disposed of 185 guns that had accumulated in secure evidence storage since 1998. The guns were ones that had been surrendered to APD for disposal or that otherwise could not be returned to a qualified owner. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office obtained a court order for APD authorizing the disposal of these guns and on January 26, 2017 these guns were disposed of under the watchful eyes of Abington Police Evidence Custodians. The guns were...
  • Fight over doughnuts leads to shooting death in Florida

    03/17/2017 5:40:12 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 22 replies
    Action News Jax ^ | March 16, 2017 | Sarah Elsesser
    One man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy is injured after a standoff that all started with an argument about doughnuts, police said. Pinellas County deputies were called to a home in St. Petersburg on Wednesday after an argument broke out between a Jeffrey Falsey, 24, and his mother, police said. “He went off today over doughnuts, something as silly and stupid as doughnuts,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said, the Tampa Bay Times reported. During a standoff, Falsey fired off at least 30 rounds at deputies, squad cars and neighboring homes, hitting a deputy in the leg, FOX13 reported....
  • Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States

    03/17/2017 6:00:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2017 | Neil Munro
    A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.
  • Quit stalking immigrants at California courthouses, chief justice tells ICE

    03/17/2017 6:15:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 16, 2017 | Angela Hart
    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Thursday told federal immigration officials to stop “stalking undocumented immigrants” at California courthouses. Cantil-Sakauye said she was “deeply concerned” that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are apparently seeking out undocumented immigrants for deportation at courthouses and courtrooms from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
  • Gov. Scott removes State Attorney Ayala from Markeith Lloyd case(leo killer)

    03/16/2017 3:12:40 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 30 replies
    clickorlando ^ | 03/16/2017 | Adrienne Cutway
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott has reassigned the Markeith Loyd case after State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced Thursday morning that she will not be seeking the death penalty. Scott originally called for Ayala to recuse herself from the case. When she refused, Scott removed her from the case and assigned it to Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King in an executive order issued Thursday afternoon. /snip/ Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Sade Dixon, in Pine Hills on Dec. 13 and Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton at an Orlando Walmart on Jan. 9. He was arrested on Jan. 17,...
  • New Jersey police department helps woman fulfill dying wish

    03/12/2017 7:41:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | March 11, 2017
    New Jersey police department helps woman fulfill dying wish Associated Press 03/10/17,Updated: 1 day ago SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.A New Jersey police officer has helped a dying woman fulfill her final wish of going to the beach one last time. Pat Kelly, 78, of Burlington City, has a terminal diagnosis of acute leukemia and is in hospice care. WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reports her family asked her what she’d like to do before dying. “I said, ‘Go to the shore,’” Kelly said. Her family asked the Ship Bottom Police Department for help in getting her there. So, on a weekend trip to...
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: WPD OFFICERS FALSELY TELL DRIVER HE CAN’T RECORD DURING TRAFFIC STOP (NC)

    03/10/2017 11:02:23 AM PST · by heartwood · 27 replies
    WWAY3 TV ^ | 3/8/17 | Hannah Patrick
    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An attorney is speaking out after he says two law enforcement officers told him it was illegal to film them during a traffic stop. Jesse Bright said he was pulled over on February 26 by the Wilmington Police Department and a deputy from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Bright is an attorney, but he said he is also an Uber driver. Bright said he was taking a fare on a round trip when he was pulled over near Dawson and 16th streets. “I explained that I was an Uber driver and that, you know, my...
  • Body Camera Captures Dramatic Officer-Involving Shooting of Texas Felon

    03/09/2017 5:08:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 9 Mar, 2017 | Bob Owens
    (Video at link) Just-released police footage from Bryan Police officer Steven Laughlin’s body camera shows the dramatic encounter he had February 13th with recently-released felon Calvin Baker. The Bryan Police Department released body camera video Wednesday, showing what Officer Steven Laughlin saw when he shot an unarmed man on February 13th. Officer Laughlin was called to Mallard Drive for a disturbance. The video shows Calvin Baker shielding the right side of his body. Officer Laughlin then asks him to show his right hand and Baker refuses. Police said the refusal lead the officer to believe that Baker had a weapon....
  • AT&T customers can't call 911 throughout Florida, southeast U.S.

    03/08/2017 7:02:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2017 | C. Hayes
    AT&T wireless customers throughout large parts of the country and in the state of Florida are unable to call 911 due to a technical problem. The cause of the problem is unknown but officials both locally and throughout the southeast are working to fix the issue with AT&T, which is one of the largest wireless carriers in the nation. Currently, AT&T says the problem is affecting customers in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, according to the Orange County officials. Each county has set up backup phone numbers so residents can reach first responders. In Orange County, residents needing...
  • 10 Arrested in Berkeley, Elderly Man Assaulted Following Violent Anti-Trump Protest

    03/05/2017 5:44:50 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/4/2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    Ten people were arrested in Berkeley, California on Saturday following an anti-Trump protest that sought to counter a march in support of President Trump. “A total of 10 people were arrested, including five for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon and one for resisting arrest,” reported The Marin Independent Journal on Saturday. “Police reported items confiscated among the combatants were: ‘metal pipes, bats, 2x4s and pieces of wood. A group with bricks was detained, and their bricks confiscated.'” ...snip... UFC veteran and professional MMA fighter Jake Shields was even forced to rescue a man who was being assaulted...
  • Christopher Serino, Sanford police detective in the Trayvon Martin case, died January, 2017

    03/03/2017 4:12:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Christopher Serino, the former Sanford police detective who played a prominent role in the Trayvon Martin case, died suddenly, January 13, 2017. He was 48. I've been unable to find a news story about his death. A relative who started a fundraising page in his honor says only that his death was unexpected. https://www.gofundme.com/chris-serino-memorialhttp://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Christopher-Francis-Serino-104368081 I just came across this news today, when I happened to think of the Trayvon Martin case and suddenly wondered what had become of some of the people involved in it since a number of years have gone by now. I looked up Serino and was...
  • San Francisco drops out of FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

    03/03/2017 2:42:00 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | John Sexton
    The Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is a partnership between local police and the FBI aimed at uncovering and preventing terrorist plots before they happen. Last week the city of San Francisco announced it was suspending its cooperation with the JTTF. From Fox News: “In my opinion, the decision by the mayor and the police chief to withdraw the San Francisco Police Department from the JTTF is really narrow-minded,” said Mark Rossini, a retired FBI special agent, and founding executive of the National Counterterrorism Center, who served as a representative to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center. “Politics aside, and the mayor...
  • Swedes Investigate Hacking

    03/03/2017 9:00:02 AM PST · by pepsionice · 11 replies
    SVT (Swedish TV) ^ | 2 Mar 2017 | Johan Pisoni
    Basic translation: If you remember the Stockholm cop who recently aired a lot of commentary about problems with law enforcement and migrates within the city...well, the cops have decided to investigate him for hacking into their computer system. Chief logic? He utilized a lot of data to back-up his facts, which the data could only have come from their own database. So they are accusing him of illegal behavior and misuse of protected police data. Story lead by SVT TV news folks.
  • Man Shot by Police After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Family of 4 During Carjacking in Pomona

    03/02/2017 10:49:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KTLA ^ | ANTHONY KURZWEIL AND CHRIS BURROUS
    POSTED 7:02 AM, MARCH 2, 2017, BY , UPDATED AT 10:11AM, MARCH 2, 2017 A man who allegedly pointed a gun at a family of four during a carjacking in Pomona Thursday morning was shot by police officers responding to the scene. The shooting occurred about 12:27 a.m. in the 20 block of Rio Rancho Road, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. Pomona police were called to the area after a man allegedly walked into the street and pointed a gun at a car, prompting the four occupants to get out and flee the area,...
  • Federal officials indict seven Baltimore police officers on racketeering

    03/02/2017 7:14:39 AM PST · by generally · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2017 Mar 1 | Lynh Bui and Peter Hermann
    BALTIMORE — Seven Baltimore police officers who were members of an elite gun task force have been indicted in a racketeering conspiracy that accuses them of robbing people, extorting drug dealers, filing false reports and claiming fraudulent overtime.
  • A Soldier Has Photographed More Than 100 Illegally Parked Cop Cars in Miami

    03/01/2017 6:43:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 | TIM ELFRINK
    Glen Carr pulls out his cell phone as soon as he rounds the corner outside the Miami-Dade County Courthouse. He knows he'll spot them soon. Then, after he walks just a half-block more, the 40-year-old with a military buzzcut stops and points. "Look, there are two I can see right now that are illegally parked," he says, chuckling softly and gesturing up NW First Avenue. Sure enough, two black-and-white Miami Shores Police cruisers sit on either side of an intersection. Both are in crosshatched areas directly in front of no-parking warnings. Carr crosses the street to snap photos that show...
  • 2nd-grader handcuffed at Tacoma-area elementary school

    03/01/2017 7:31:16 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 71 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | March 1, 2017
    A second grade student was placed into handcuffs at a Tacoma-area elementary school on Wednesday afternoon. The Franklin-Pierce District spokesman told KIRO 7 News that the boy was “assaultive” and school employees tried to deescalate the situation. School employees used some physical techniques – mostly trying to hold him and prevent him from harming himself. When they could not control him, they called a school resource officer from Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. That officer handcuffed the boy. KIRO 7 News reached out to mother Amanda Bullinger. She says her son has a sensory processing disorder and has been bullied for months. Bullinger...
  • U.S. Attorney General pushes to stop suing local police [YES!]

    02/28/2017 10:57:16 PM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/28/2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday that the federal government should stop spending money to sue local police departments, signaling a sharp departure from the previous administration's policy toward law enforcement exhibiting patterns of racism or excessive force.
  • The War On Cops (Stringham and Mac Donald Debate)

    02/27/2017 2:40:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 27, 2017 | Gerard Perry s
    Watching the debate between Heather Mac Donald and Edward Stringham was a fascinating experience for a number of reasons, foremost among them being that it presented two deeply contrasting visions of right wing thought. The former shaped by a deep reverence for social cohesion and ordered liberty, while the latter is influenced by a deeply-held anti-authoritarianism and faith in an unencumbered free market. The point of dispute was criminal justice reform, which was framed by the debate resolution, “There’s a war on cops, and it’s making us less safe.” Mac Donald, naturally, responded in the affirmative, asserting that the most...
  • Trump is Wrong on Civil Forfeiture

    02/27/2017 8:55:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/23/2017 | Jarrett Skorup
    In a meeting between the new president and law enforcement officials, a Texas sheriff complained about legislation that would require a person be convicted of a crime before the state took ownership of his or her property. President Donald Trump, wrongly, disparaged legislators who support this reform to the forfeiture system. Politico notes the exchange: “On asset forfeiture, we’ve got a state senator in Texas that was talking about introducing legislation to require conviction before we could receive that forfeiture money,” [Sheriff Harold] Eavenson said. “Can you believe that?” Trump interjected. “And I told him that the cartel would build...
  • This Bill Would Drag the Federal Government Into Disputes Over Pets

    02/27/2017 4:35:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 24, 2017 | John-Michael Seibler
    Congress has written some laudable policies into the Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 (H.R.909) that are designed to protect domestic violence victims from “trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.”There is one provision of the bill, however, that takes a familiar step too far: It would create a federal crime to harass or intimidate any person’s pet in a way that causes “substantial emotional distress.”Given the threats from cyberattacks, interstate and international crime cartels, terrorist groups, drug trafficking, and the criminal aspects of immigration issues, the resource-constrained federal law enforcement community does...
  • AKP’s Syria police gathered from FSA, Al Nusra and ISIS (Turkey police in Syria are Terrorists)

    02/23/2017 8:06:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | February 22, 2017 | SEYİT EVRAN
    The groups AKP called “Syrian Police” and stationed in Jarablus, Rai and Azaz have been revealed to be members of FSA, Al Nusra and ISIS.AKP’s political and military institutionalization in line with their Turkifying concept to become permanent in the cities they invaded continue. Most recently, they have formed a “police” organization. Volunteers gathered from Ankara, Antep, Kilis and villages of Jarablus, Rai, Azaz and Shehba are paid 200 dollars and taken in for training. The trainees are called “police”, and some 400 of them have been sent to Jarablus, 250 to Rai and 300 to Azaz. There are still...
  • Paroled gang member kills California officer responding to traffic accident: police

    02/21/2017 9:29:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/20/2017 | Robert Jablon
    A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazel was wounded when they answered a report of a traffic accident in the eastern Los Angeles County suburb. A motorist pointed out the location of the car that had rear-ended his vehicle, and the officers approached the driver. "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they...
  • Watched

    02/21/2017 8:00:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 13, 2016 | Glenn Smith and Andrew Knapp
    Watched: Keeping tabs on the public Are the police spying on us? Police forces across the United States are stockpiling massive databases with personal information from millions of Americans who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with a crime. A person can end up in one of these databases by doing nothing more than sitting on a public park bench or chatting with an officer on the street. Once there, these records can linger forever and be used by police agencies to track movements, habits, acquaintances and associations – even a person’s marital and job status, The Post...
  • Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents (Northampton, MA)

    02/21/2017 11:04:17 AM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Students in Northampton used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. The “High Five Friday” program aimed to bring uniformed police officers to the city’s elementary schools on Fridays to welcome students to school. The idea for the program began after a law enforcement conference in San Diego, in which High Five Fridays were promoted as a way for officers to engage with young people, WWLP reported. Northampton police said they received a lot of support for the program from the public,...
  • Whittier police officer killed in shootout; 2nd officer, suspect injured

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

    02/19/2017 8:38:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 18 February 2017, 6:24 am EST | Alyssa Navarro
    he new bulletproof shield developed by Howell and his colleagues can be folded compactly when not in use. It is also much easier to deploy and transport. When expanded, which only takes five seconds, the bulletproof shield can offer cover for police officers and shield them from bullets such as the 9 mm, .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum. This new shield is also lightweight, weighing only 55 pounds. It was built with 12 layers of Kevlar and a common creasing origami-like pattern, which makes it foldable into a more manageable size. During tests, the bulletproof shield prototype proved to be...
  • Woman helps prevent man from beating Baton Rouge officer

    02/19/2017 7:06:09 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/19/17 | Beau Evans, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A woman came to the rescue of a Baton Rouge Police officer who was attacked by a 28-year-old man he was trying to handcuff following a traffic stop Sunday morning (Feb. 19), police said. Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, leapt on the man's back and helped prevent him from continuing to hit the officer with his own baton, the Baton Rouge Police Department said in a Facebook post thanking her for her efforts. According to WBRZ, the officer initially found Thomas Bennet, 28, asleep in a car parked on Harry Drive in Baton Rouge. Syringes and a bag of cocaine were in...
  • UC Police ask community for help with Milo Yiannopoulos protest investigation (with photos)

    02/17/2017 6:47:57 PM PST · by SSS Two · 31 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m. | Tracey Taylor
    The UC Police Department is asking the community for help with its investigation into the Feb. 1 protest on campus triggered by the slated appearance of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The protest, which began peacefully, turned violent when it was disrupted by 100-150 mostly black-clad agitators. An estimated $600,000 worth of damage was done on campus and in downtown Berkeley, and several people sustained injuries. In an alert sent out Friday morning, UCPD published photos of 21 individual protesters it believes are suspects, as well as four photos of groups of people (view photos). It is asking that the community...
  • Judge: Man can't be tried in forgotten '72 cop-shooting case

    02/16/2017 12:53:41 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/16/2017 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An 82-year-old man who was indicted, but never prosecuted, in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago cannot be tried now, a judge ruled Thursday. The case against Charles Hays fell through the cracks, and prosecutors acknowledged the state neglected the case. But they said he never demanded a speedy trial. Franklin County Judge Guy Reece dismissed the case Thursday, saying Ohio had at least two opportunities over the past four decades to bring Hays back for trial. Those came when Hays was in jail in Kentucky and in prison in Connecticut...
  • French Police Flee Armed Mob as Week-Long Paris Riots Spread to City Centre

    02/16/2017 9:26:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    French police have been filmed fleeing from armed mobs as riots continue in Paris for the second week and the unrest has now spread to the city centre. Hundreds of violent thugs took to the streets on Wednesday night near the Barbes Metro station, close to the major transport hub Gare du Nord. Windows were smashed, shops looted, fires lit, main roads blocked, and police cars targeted during the disturbance. According to Le Figaro, the destruction is getting worse. At the beginning of the week, on the nights of the 12th and 13th, 32 vehicles were burnt out. On the...
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture: Fund Public Defenders Instead of the Police

    02/15/2017 3:52:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JENNIFER EARL
    At a recent meeting with law enforcement, Donald Trump suggested ruining the career of an unnamed Texas legislator who had allegedly proposed eliminating civil asset forfeiture. In case you don’t know much about it, John Oliver has a great explanation: it’s a civil procedure that police can use to seize property from people when they believe the property was involved in a crime But, it is notoriously hard to challenge, has been used in questionable ways against poorer people and people of color, and funds resulting from the sale of seized property are typically given to the seizing law enforcement...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • ICE detainer on accused molester initially denied, opening door to policy change

    02/14/2017 4:42:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    KXAN ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | By Andy Jechow and Phil Prazan
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says they are reviewing their ICE detainer policy and are now considering modifications due to a recent case where the jail initially denied a retainer on an accused child sex abuser. The man, Hugo Gallardo-Gonzalez, 31, was booked Sunday on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, which is not one of the four charges in Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy that leads to an accepted Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer. Those charges are capital murder, first degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and human smuggling. After the sheriff’s office reviewed...
  • Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

    02/13/2017 7:43:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush On Aug. 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush was pulled over in Bronzeville. He was let go without a ticket being issued, but later filed a complaint with IPRA alleging racial profiling. This video contains body cam footage from one of the officers that Rush filed the complaint against. (Source: CPD) Chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department's Bureau of Internal Affairs found that the two Wentworth District officers acted properly because they had probable cause to make the stop. Earlier that day, officers at roll...
  • Shocking moment 18-year-old serial offender is shot dead a fraction of a second.....

    02/09/2017 7:25:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 139 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment 18-year-old serial offender is shot dead a fraction of a second after pointing his gun at a cop This is the shocking moment a Baltimore teenager fleeing a police officer spins and points his gun at the cop - only to be shot dead. The bodycam footage, released by Baltimore Police Department, came at the end of a chase between Detective David Kincaid Jr and Curtis Deal, 18, in West Baltimore on Tuesday. Police say Deal, who was out on $250,000 bond, jumped out of a car Kincaid was following on Tuesday and ran. Kincaid cut...
  • Police arrest Portland riot suspects

    02/10/2017 1:50:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News Local ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Detectives on Thursday arrested two men accused of damaging several Northwest Portland businesses during a post-election protest that devolved into a riot last November. Protesters marched through the streets of Portland for five straight nights in opposition to the election of Donald Trump. Several people damaged cars and businesses in Portland's Pearl District. Investigators identified 19-year-old Elijah K. Gerard and 19-year-old David Deron Lewis Jr. as suspects after the two men were seen in photos and videos damaging property. Gerard damaged a Jeep and assaulted the driver, police said. He’s also accused of damaging Seres Restaurant and...
  • Forfeiture Laws Improving, But State Transparency Still Falls Behind

    02/09/2017 11:31:38 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/6/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Though Michigan has made reforms to its practice of civil asset forfeiture in recent years, a public interest law firm says that the state should make further changes. The Institute for Justice has issued a report giving states a letter grade for their transparency and accountability surrounding a practice called civil asset forfeiture. The organization gave Michigan an F for failing to adequately disclose how the proceeds of forfeited property are spent but an A for making forfeiture records accessible. Civil asset forfeiture is the process by which law enforcement agencies take ownership of property that was seized from individuals...
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Authorities in Pursuit of Minivan in San Fernando Valley; Driver Believed to Be Armed(in progress)

    02/08/2017 11:18:40 AM PST · by Signalman · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/8/2017 | ktla
    A man who is believed to be armed is leading authorities on a pursuit through the San Fernando Valley Wednesday. A driver made an offensive gesture, possibly aimed at police, during a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 8, 2017. A driver made an offensive gesture, possibly aimed at police, during a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 8, 2017. Aerial video from Sky5 showed the driver in a white minivan with paper plates traveling northbound on the 101 Freeway near Topanga Canyon just after 10 a.m. The pursuit began following a report of a man...