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  • Police Explain Controversial Chase After Whitehouse [Texas] Jogger

    04/18/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KLTV ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | Melanie Torre
    A Whitehouse woman says she was just out on a morning walk when a police officer attacked her, put her in handcuffs and took her to the police station. The incident happened Friday morning off Maji Road in Whitehouse, but the police department says that's not the whole story. SNIP "I thought you were fixing to take me somewhere and hurt me. I thought you were a bad police officer. I was a teacher for 9 years. I'm a Christian. I go to church," the woman says. SNIP
  • Cop beats up model Air Force captain in his own home, issues arrest weeks later

    04/17/2014 7:32:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | Robby Soave
    An Air Force captain discovered he was banned from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, due to pending charges against him from a previous encounter with a cop who had tried to arrest him for entering his own home. The charges — resisting arrest and obstructing an officer — have infuriated Captain Nicolas Aquino, a first-generation immigrant whose parents came to the United States from Paraguay as political exiles. Last December, an officer paid a visit to Aquino’s Monterey residence. Apparently, a neighbor had seen a man entering Aquino’s home, and reported a possible burglary to the authorities. The...
  • LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show

    04/16/2014 8:34:30 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07 April 2014 | Joel Rubin
    Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty, according to records and interviews. An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were...
  • Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search

    04/16/2014 6:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 16, 2014
    <p>EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.</p> <p>The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.</p>
  • SIMMONS: Food police are leaving your school kids unfed

    04/15/2014 2:05:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/14/14 | Deborah Simmons
    **SNIP** So instead of serving foods they do like, including french fries, some school authorities participating in the taxpayer-funded National School Lunch Program have decided to make smart choices on their own — and that No. 1 choice is to opt out of the program. One Illinois superintendent, of the Monticello School District, recently lamented to The News-Gazette that “The guidelines require us to serve items like three orange vegetables a week. Can you name three orange vegetables?” said Vic Zimmerman. “Squash, sweet potatoes, they wouldn’t eat them. Kids like carrots but not three times a week. You’ve got to...
  • Feds: 'Excessive force' found in Albuquerque police

    04/14/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10 2014 | Associated Press
    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a scathing report in response to a series of deadly police shootings that pointed to patterns of excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, serious constitutional violations and a lack of training and oversight of its officers. After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the Albuquerque police, the federal agency found that officers too frequently used deadly force on people "who posed a minimal threat" and used a higher level of force too often on those with mental illness.
  • Texas woman arrested after failing to stop and talk to police officer

    04/14/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 129 replies
    upi ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WHITEHOUSE , Texas, A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was “acting suspicious” was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked her to talk. The officer, Shawn Johnson, allegedly approached Bonnette because she was walking on the wrong side of the road. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," Bonnette told KYTX. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but...
  • 'Tosh.0' production assistant shot, killed by cops after he's mistaken for stabbing suspect

    04/11/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Lee Moran
    U.S 'Tosh.0' production assistant shot, killed by cops after he's mistaken for stabbing suspect in Los Angeles John Winkler was reportedly trying escape Alexander McDonald, who had allegedly been holding two of his neighbors hostage at knifepoint, when L.A. County sheriff's deputies gunned him down Monday night. BY Lee Moran NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 11, 2014, 6:29 AM
  • L.A. County deputies fatally shoot man by mistake

    04/11/2014 4:01:06 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 44 replies
    LA times ^ | 4/10/14 | Joseph Serna, Cindy Chang and Ruben Vives
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot two hostages, killing one, earlier this week as the men fled a knife-wielding captor in West Hollywood, officials said Thursday ... The Sheriff's Department's initial news release the day after the shooting made no mention of the mistaken identity and said the two people shot had "aggressed the deputies."
  • DOJ: APD violating citizens’ rights with excessive force (ABQ NM)

    04/10/2014 10:59:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 10, 2014 | ABQnews Staff
    The Department of Justice has found the Albuquerque Police Department has established a pattern and practice in the use of excessive and fatal force that violates the Constitutional rights of those shot or harmed by police officers. In a 46-page letter of findings to Mayor Richard Berry, the DOJ reported, “We have determined that structural and systemic deficiencies — including insufficient oversight, inadequate training and ineffective policies — contributed to the use of unreasonable force.” The Department of Justice reviewed 20 fatal shootings by Albuquerque Police between 2009 and 2013 and found that in the majority of cases the level...
  • Byrd: The new Washington war machine

    04/09/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | 04/08/2014 | Matthew Byrd
    Sometimes the news is just so drearily awful that you have to sit back and almost appreciate the pure comedy induced by it. Take this item from Washington, Iowa, where the local police have recently acquired an MRAP vehicle (short for Mine Resistance Ambush Protected) through a Defense Department program that donates excess vehicles... to local police departments across the United States, If you’re having a bad day, I highly recommend watching a video produced by the Des Moines Register in which Washington police officials try to justify the possession of a vehicle it clearly has no use for. The...
  • MI: Man with Rifle Arrested; Police Hunt for a Charge

    04/08/2014 6:39:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man attempted to board a bus in Battle Creek, Michigan, with an SKS rifle in his carry on baggage.  The rifle was longer than the bag, so the butt stuck out and was visible.  Some people called 911.   I was not there, so I do not know the totality of the circumstances.   It is clear that that no one was threatened by the man, and that the rifle was unloaded.   The police showed up and arrested the fellow... for what?   From wkzo.com: The City’s Gang Suppression Unit responded and took the 25-year-old into custody seizing the gun and...
  • Wargaming the opening blows of civil war in Connecticut.

    04/04/2014 5:49:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 3 April, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Dan Zimmerman at The Truth About Guns asks Could Connecticut Gun Laws Spark Another Waco? There’s been a lot of discussion among members of the Armed Intelligentsia lately about how Connecticut’s finest might proceed if they decide to confiscate unregistered guns from the state’s 100,000 or more newly-minted felons. The level of concern is evidenced by daily long comment threads, speculative posts by people who are not members of law enforcement, and even a couple of contributed opinions from the LEO community. The rational consensus seems to be that if the gun-grab order were given, cops would pinch a...
  • Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death (ILLINOIS)

    04/02/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | John Kass
    Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass discusses charges filed in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana. John Kass April 2, 2014 An officer was charged this morning in the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana, the World War II veteran who was fatally shot with beanbag rounds in his apartment at a south suburban senior facility last year. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office said patrolman Craig Taylor, 43, was charged with one count of reckless conduct, a Class 4 felony. Taylor has been with the Park Forest Police Department since January,...
  • Have you ever had a Gun or Knife Stolen by the "Authorities"?

    04/01/2014 2:03:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Confiscated Guns at Auction Items confiscated by the TSA Has an authority figure ever used their power to steal something from you?  I have seen it most commonly with guns and knives, where people often do not know the precise law, and allow the theft as a form of low level extortion.  The trade off is clear: the authority figure ends up with your item, and they do not charge you with a crime.  My first experience with this occurred at about age 14.  I wasn't the victim.   I received some of the spoils, but I was shocked by...
  • SWAT Targets Family for Drinking Tea

    03/30/2014 5:30:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 52 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 27, 2014 | Russell Mead & Staff
    In 21st-century America, the most innocent of activities could have a SWAT team busting down your door. Reason profiles the Harte family, who were the victims of a SWAT home invasion after police raided their garbage cans (h/t Ben Domench). An unreliable field test falsely identified Addie Harte’s trashed teabags as marijuana, and SWAT leapt into action. The Hartes didn’t just suffer the trauma of the raid—they had to spend $25,000 just to find out why they were targeted.
  • Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate

    03/30/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 161 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Boise, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) – An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal “license plate profiling” lawsuit alleges. Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch “immediately” pulled out from the Interstate median and began “rapidly accelerating” to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he...
  • Heroic Police Dog Shot While Saving Cops

    03/28/2014 4:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    It was a harrowing night for the Anaheim Police Department. After officers responded to an incident at an apartment complex, Bruno, a police canine, was shot. "As the teams were searching, the dog alerted them to a suspect hiding behind or near a trash can. When the dog went up to make contact, the suspect, who was armed with a gun, stepped up and shot the dog and the officers at the same time," said Lt. Tim Schmidt.
  • 7-Year-Old Files Traffic Complaint With Connecticut Town, Gets Results

    03/26/2014 2:45:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 | LeAnne Gendreau
    When 7-year-old Isaiah McLoughlin wanted cars and trucks on his Waterford street to stop speeding, he decided to take action. Isaiah grabbed a pen, wrote a letter to his local police department and he is getting results. “When I went for my bus cars and trucks are speeding. It makes feel unsafe,” Isaiah wrote. Then he asked police to call his grandmother to discuss the situation. So police did. They arranged a meeting around the busy 7-year-old’s schedule, took the complaint and arranged for speed patrols, starting today. Here is what Waterford Police posted on their Facebook page: ”Traffic complaint...
  • Man dies after another APD officer-involved shooting (ABQ NM - video by neighbor)

    03/26/2014 8:32:04 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nicole Perez
    Hours after hundreds protested the Albuquerque Police Department’s use of force Tuesday evening, officers opened fire on a man near Central and Coors. The man died at the hospital, police said Wednesday morning. He becomes the 23rd man since 2010 shot and killed by Albuquerque Police, which is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for its use of force Neighbors at the scene of Tuesday’s shooting were shocked and outraged. They said officers shot the man while he was unarmed and talking on a cellphone. A video shot by a neighbor appears to show a man in a...
  • Mayor calls APD shooting ‘horrific … unsettling’ (includes link to video)

    03/25/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 62 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 25, 2014 | Dan McKay and Nicole Perez
    Mayor Richard Berry called it “horrific” and “unsettling.” Several city councilors – on both sides of the aisle – said they were disturbed by what they saw. The American Civil Liberties Union, a former district judge and the governor also weighed in. Each called for a thorough, independent investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department’s shooting of a mentally ill homeless man, James M. Boyd, who was caught illegally camping in the Sandia foothills last week. Video released by APD on Friday showed officers firing at the man, who was armed with two knives but appeared to be turning away from...
  • Okla. pawn shop owner sues police after speed trap warning brings down heat

    03/24/2014 5:00:39 PM PDT · by workerbee · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/24/14
    An Oklahoma pawn broker took his small town’s police department to federal court, claiming cops clamped down on him when he put a sign on the curb warning of a speed trap ahead. James Goad, of Meeker, says the harassment that followed his action amounted to a violation of his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. In the suit against the Meeker Police Department and Police Chief Sam Byrd, Goad claims police arrested him and violated his civil rights to get back at him for his sign stunt. ***SNIP*** But the sign apparently bothered former Meeker reserve Officer Sean...
  • Was this man killed by cops because he camped in the wrong spot?

    03/23/2014 8:19:46 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/23/2014 | Robby Soave
    Questions abound after the Albuquerque Police Department released video footage of cops shooting and killing a homeless man whose alleged crime was camping in an unauthorized area. Police came upon Boyd while he was sleeping outside in the Sandia Foothills. Camping is not allowed in the area. He was instructed to accompany police down the mountain and seemed to agree to the demand. That’s when cops shot a flash grenade at him and sicked a dog on him. Boyd turned away, and was holding a knife, according to police reports. He was then shot. “Please don’t hurt me anymore,” he...
  • Texas Court Rules That Police May Introduce Illegally-Gathered Evidence At Trial

    03/23/2014 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 48 replies
    Western Journalism.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Doug Book
    Texas prosecutors are applauding a decision by the State Court of Criminal Appeals that provides police officers a second chance to present evidence which has been gathered contrary to Texas law and the 4th Amendment. The ruling literally offers law enforcement a “do-over,” an opportunity to secure a search warrant AFTER a home has been illegally searched, and AFTER evidence has been improperly obtained. In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates “were fixin’” to cook meth. Hours after the call–at 12:30 A.M...
  • Police Keep Quiet About Cell-Tracking Technology

    03/22/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Jack Gillum
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do. Police say Stingray, a suitcase-size device that pretends it's a cell tower, is useful for catching criminals, but that's about all they'll say. For example, they won't disclose details about contracts with the device's manufacturer, Harris Corp., insisting they are protecting both police tactics and commercial secrets. The secrecy - at times imposed by nondisclosure agreements signed by...
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/21/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Wnd.com ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | by Jack Minor
    WND EXCLUSIVE The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police 'I can nullify any kind of unconstitutional law forced upon the people' The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other groups is nowhere near the threat we face from officials in our own country who are working at taking away our liberties,” Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher...
  • Hawaii law allows undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes

    03/21/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/21/14
    Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it's unnecessary and can further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade.
  • ‘Gun’ Tattoo Mistakenly Brings Heavily Armed Police To Maine Man’s Home

    03/19/2014 6:00:42 AM PDT · by mykroar · 31 replies
    CBS Connecticut ^ | 3/19/2014 | AP
    <p>NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.</p>
  • Cop arrives at traffic accident, shoots Air Force airman’

    03/16/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/14/2014 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama police chief has determined that one of his officers used “appropriate force,” when the cop arrived at the scene of a traffic accident and immediately shot an apparently unarmed Air Force airman. The airman, 20-year-old Michael Davidson, was shot in the chest and nearly bled out before receiving medical aid, according to the Raw Story. Davidson was driving to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He may have been driving erratically, according to the Ledger-Enquirer. After clipping another vehicle, he pulled over to exchange insurance information with the other driver. Eventually, Officer Phillip Hancock arrived...
  • DASHCAM VIDEO: York Co. deputy shoots man reaching for cane

    03/13/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 114 replies
    herald online ^ | 3-3-14 | unattributed
    The York County Sheriff's Office released dash cam video from a traffic stop in which a deputy shot an elderly man reaching for his cane. WARNING: Video includes some graphic material and language.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Okla. man almost dies in police custody

    03/14/2014 6:09:48 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 22 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 03/14/2014 | La'Tasha Givens
    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man said he almost died after a car accident because police failed to get him medical treatment in a timely manner. On Christmas Eve Heshem Hendam was driving through the intersection of 122nd and McArthur when he and another driver crashed. When police arrived Hendam said his passenger was treated by EMSA while police questioned whether he was drunk. “She said to me, you’re drunk, she just concluded that. I said no I’m not drunk. I didn’t drink anything. I didn’t do any narcotics” said Hendam He says the officer didn’t believe him. “They...
  • Father bit off infant's nose over crying, police say

    03/13/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    A man was arrested Thursday after police say he bit off his 1-month-old son's nose in Fairfield out of frustration over his crying. Joshua Cooper, 18, was booked at Solano County Jail on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem. The incident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. when a "hysterical" 17-year-old girl called police, saying her son was bleeding from his nose, said Fairfield police Sgt. Troy Oviatt.
  • NFL decides off-duty police a danger at games; on-duty not so much

    03/13/2014 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/13/2014 | Doug Book
    It’s been just over a year since 26, Gun Free Zone-inspired murders were committed in Newtown, Connecticut. And just over a year since gun control zealots demonstrated the consequences of preventing the law-abiding from defending the defenseless. And now the National Football League has decided that the left’s scheme of disarming the good guys worked SO well at Sandy Hook, the League will ban off-duty police carrying arms at NFL games. Only official stadium security personnel and ON-duty police officers will be armed during the games. “We trust these law-enforcement officers when they are on-duty, but somehow we can’t trust...
  • CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot John Cinque: “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In”

    03/10/2014 9:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque's 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)View the video in its entirety here. Cinque was explaining last year's account to Visconti. Specifically he...
  • Connecticut, The Coming Storm, Part 2: Who Are The Police?

    03/10/2014 6:44:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    statelymcdanielmanor.wordpress.com ^ | 3-8-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    Connecticut: The Coming Storm, posted on March 1, 2014 is officially the most-read article I’ve ever put before the public on this scruffy little blog. As one might imagine, it has provoked a great deal of controversy, here and everywhere it has been reblogged, and the number of blogs doing that seem to grow by the day, for which I am honored and grateful. For those of you visiting SMM for the first time, welcome, and I’m glad to have you. I hope my fevered scribblings are worth your time. The initial response has encouraged me to write this, the...
  • La. Police Claim Man Shot And Killed Himself While Handcuffed

    03/08/2014 1:49:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Newsone ^ | Mar 8, 2014
    Louisiana state police are investigating the death Victor White, III, 22, who allegedly shot and killed himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, reports The Advocate. White was allegedly involved in an altercation and when deputies responded to the call they claim to have found illegal drugs on him which lead to his arrest. White was in handcuffs with his hands behind his back when he was killed, allegedly by his own gun — which conveniently wasn’t found during the search that led to his arrest. Read more below from The Advocate: Once at the sheriff’s office,...
  • Mass. man arrested after recording officer in street

    03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    WPRI TV ^ | March 6, 2014, 6:52 pm | Tim White
    FALL RIVER, MASS. (WPRI) – A Fall River man has been charged with violating the Massachusetts wiretapping statute for recording a police officer talking on his cell phone and cursing while working a street detail. George Thompson, 51, of Fall River, faces one count each of unlawful wiretap and resisting arrest stemming from the Jan. 6 incident.
  • Detroit Police Chief Warns Criminals: People Will Protect Themselves

    03/08/2014 8:48:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Detroit Police Chief James Craig wants criminals to know that they shouldn’t just be afraid of police anymore—they also need to worry about homeowners who are ready to use a firearm to protect themselves. “A lot of Detroiters are fed up,” he said in a recent interview with WDIV-TV. “They’re tired and they’ve been dealing with this epidemic of violence. They’re afraid and they have a right to protect themselves.” After all, when seconds count, police are only minutes away, right? “If you are confronted with an immediate threat to your safety, you’re not going to have time to...
  • Unbelievable: Cop who wrongly killed teen had history of blunders, was fired from last job as cop

    03/06/2014 4:58:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-6-2014 | Robby Soave
    The Euharlee, Georgia police officer who shot and killed a teenager because she wrongly thought he was holding a gun had made a similar mistake in the past, and was fired from her previous job as a police officer as part of long history of blunders and poor job performance. When 17-year-old Christopher Roupe answered the door at his home on the night of February 17, officer Beth Gatny opened fire on him. Gatny, who was there to serve a warrant on Roupe’s father, had thought the teenager was holding a gun. Lawyers for the Roupe family say the kid...
  • Ted Cruz[Opposes]Nominee: ‘Mr. President, This Is Insulting to Law Enforcement Officers Everywhere’

    03/04/2014 5:38:09 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday took a strong stance against President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, calling the nomination “insulting to law enforcement officers everywhere.” Cruz’s opposition to Debo Adegbile’s nomination stems from the man’s time with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. During that time, Adegbile volunteered to advocate for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. As Townhall’s Katie Pavlich notes, attorneys with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund were able to get Abu-Jamal’s death sentence overturned. “Mr. President, this is insulting to law enforcement officers...
  • Video Prompts Changes To How NYPD Deals With Suspected Fare Beaters

    03/03/2014 12:38:15 PM PST · by DariusBane · 16 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Police Department has issued changes to how its officers deal with fare beaters following an internal review and a controversial arrest made in the Bronx last week. As TV 10/55′s Don Champion reported Friday, a tense cellphone video has not only gone viral, but also sparked changes within the NYPD. “I just thought somebody needs to see this,” said Dariel Reyes, who shot the cellphone video. Moments before the video started, officers had approached the man at the center of the incident and asked to see his bus receipt as he exited the...
  • Deputies: Citrus Heights police fatally shoot woman in stolen vehicle

    03/03/2014 11:18:43 AM PST · by Karl Spooner · 19 replies
    KCRA.COM ^ | 3/3/2014
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —Citrus Heights officers shot and killed a woman driving a stolen car after she rammed into two police cruisers and led officers on a high-speed chase, sheriff's officials said. The woman was identified as Gabriella Nevarez, 22, by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office Monday morning. A spokeswoman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Citrus Heights police began to pursue a stolen vehicle in the 7000 block of Madison Avenue at 11:38 a.m. Sunday. Watch report: Citrus Heights police fatally shoot woman in stolen vehicle On two different occasions during the pursuit -- which reached speeds...
  • Deputies Shoot, Kill Man Armed with Guns Along Antelope Road

    03/03/2014 12:11:27 AM PST · by RC one · 38 replies
    Fox40.com ^ | 3/2/2014 | Sam Cohen
    Around 2:15 a.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies got several calls from people living near Antelope and Walerga Roads who heard gunshots. While deputies were on their way to check it out, they got more calls reporting a man walking near Antelope Road with a gun. The man, in his late 20s, was walking near Don Julio Boulevard with an assault rifle when deputies asked him to drop the weapon. According to the deputies, the man refused to drop the rifle, and pulled a second gun from inside his jacket, and pointed it at them. Both deputies shot at the man;...
  • Police may be using military vehicles because of Pentagon cuts

    03/01/2014 7:04:21 PM PST · by MCF · 34 replies
    Fox 2 news ^ | 2/27/2014 | Staff writer
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We may soon see military in armored trucks roaming our city streets. An estimated 13,000 mine-resistant vehicles are expected to be distributed around the country.
  • Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah

    03/01/2014 11:33:29 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 90 replies
    JapanToday.com ^ | 26FEB2014 | BRADY McCOMBS
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY — The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint with their young son watching after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah.</p>
  • Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant

    02/27/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Russia Today via zerohedge ^ | 2/27/14 | Russia Today Tyler Durden
    If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than previously, then this latest development from the Supreme Court - one which some could argue just voided the Fourth amendment - is even more shocking. RT reports that the US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises. With its 6...
  • SC officer shoots man reaching for cane

    02/27/2014 9:10:59 AM PST · by DariusBane · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Associated Press
    “The situation is very unfortunate,” Faris said, reading from a statement at a news conference. “It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.”
  • Cop tells student filming him: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’ [VIDEO]

    02/27/2014 6:47:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-27-2014 | Robby Soave
    A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged. The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First...
  • Little Canada man's trial opens in filming of deputy, medics(MN)

    02/27/2014 6:28:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-27-14 | Richard Chin
    Andrew Henderson, a Little Canada man criminally charged after he videotaped activities of a sheriff's deputy and ambulance crew, said he could have settled the case by pleading guilty to a petty misdemeanor and paying a $50 fine. But Henderson, 29, rejected a prosecution offer and insisted on a jury trial, which began Wednesday morning in Ramsey County District Court. Four lawyers were in attendance plus a handful of spectators interested in civil liberties issues.
  • Connecticut State Police say: "Surrender now, or we will send somebody this ugly to your door to

    02/26/2014 6:50:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/26/14 | Dutchman 6
    Connecticut State Police say: "Surrender now, or we will send somebody this ugly to your door to kick it in."