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  • Bill Would Ban Red Light Cameras

    11/26/2014 8:32:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation was recently introduced that would prohibit communities from using automated traffic enforcement devices as the basis for issuing traffic tickets. House Bill 5921 was introduced Nov. 6 by Rep. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, in response to Senate Bill 1063, which – if enacted – would permit traffic tickets to be issued on the basis of photographs taken by unmanned cameras. “This (House Bill 5921) was a bill we had been looking at doing, similar to the newer driver protections they are passing in states like South Dakota and New Jersey,” Rep. Shirkey said. “They’re going 180 degrees out there, from...
  • The Myth of the Unarmed Man

    11/26/2014 7:56:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Policemag.com ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Jon Adler
    If you don't believe media bias plays a role in how Americans interpret use of force by law enforcement, try this simple test. Do a Google search for "police officer kills unarmed man." I did and I got 179,000 results. Searching "Police officer shoots unarmed man" returned 205,000 results. Finally, I flipped the search around and typed, "unarmed man attacks police officer." I got this message: "No results found." So does that mean no unarmed men are attacking and seriously injuring officers? Absolutely not. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) says 57,892 law enforcement officers are assaulted each...
  • What Obama’s Ferguson sermon left out

    11/26/2014 7:04:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    In his 967-word statement to the nation about the Ferguson grand jury decision on Tuesday night, President Obama devoted precisely one sentence to the risks and sacrifices police officers make to keep the peace. One. Obama delivered a tepid, obligatory acknowledgement that “our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day.” But he sandwiched it between a finger-wagging admonition that cops need to “show care and restraint” and a pandering discourse justifying the “deep distrust” that “communities of color” have toward law enforcement because of the “legacy of racial discrimination in this country.” Note: Multiple...
  • WHAT FERGUSON MEANS FOR AMERICA'S COPS

    11/26/2014 7:02:36 AM PST · by shortstop · 94 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Every cop in America knows one thing – it could have been him. Or her. It could have been him or her, instead of Darren Wilson, who pulled that trigger on Michael Brown. Or some such similar young man. Every cop in America knows that, in return for choosing a career in law enforcement, the rules of the road are now that, at any minute, it all could be over and you could become hated and condemned all across the country. No one would have your back, even the president could denounce you. Because you defended yourself. In a twist...
  • Enough about Michael Brown. What about Officer Perry Renn?

    11/25/2014 7:37:07 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/25/14 | Adam Taxin
    Worth revisiting now, in light of the incredibly disproportionate attention the death of the lowlife cretin Michael Brown has received, let’s keep in mind more than that of Margaret Thatcher, if not necessarily more than that of Necklacin’ Nelson Mandela. " 'When a white cop shot and killed 19-year-old Michael Brown in self defense, the black community in Ferguson reacted by rioting, burning, and looting. However, when a white cop was killed by a black male in Indianapolis, the white community responded with a Unity Rally. ...' "
  • [Vanity]Law Enforcement Facts(3 Cops a week killed in the line of duty!Where are THEIR protestors?!!

    11/25/2014 7:20:58 PM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 44 replies
    A total of 1,501 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 58 hours or 150 per year. There were 100 law enforcement officers killed in 2013.
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Parents of Michael Brown Jr. to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton, call for police body cameras

    11/25/2014 4:48:17 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 25, 2014 | JASON MOLINET
    The legal fight may over in Ferguson, Mo., but the war of words has just begun. The family of slain teen Michael Brown Jr. and the Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a joint press conference Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., one day after a St. Louis grand jury chose not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting.
  • Obama Speaks on the Ferguson Decision

    11/24/2014 7:28:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matt Berman
    At the culmination of a tumultuous day, President Obama spoke from the White House on the decision made in Ferguson not to prosecute the police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old African American man this past August. "We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make," Obama said Monday night.
  • NAACP President Upset Officals Treating Ferguson As "Security Crisis" (Short Title)

    11/24/2014 7:19:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Tony Lee
    As Ferguson and cities around the country are on edge for potential unrest after the grand jury's decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson is announced, the president of the NAACP said he was disappointed that officials were more concerned about potential riots and violence than about "social justice."
  • Breaking: MULTIPLE Police, Fire and EMS Crews Staging Right Now in Clayton

    11/24/2014 10:00:43 AM PST · by boycott · 139 replies
    Twitter posts via Gateway Pundit ^ | November 24, 2014 | Twitter posts via Jim Hoft
    Multiple police, fire, and EMS crews staging right now in Clayton.
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • What if all cops wore cameras? California town's success echoes to Ferguson.

    11/22/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    CSMon ^ | November 22, 2014 | Daniel Wood
    Rialto, Calif., has seen a major decline in complaints of police violence since putting body cameras on it police. The technology has also helped resolve situations like the one in Ferguson, Mo.
  • Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town ...

    11/21/2014 1:45:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014
    Complete Headline: Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town after receiving assault and death threats The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats. One police wife told KTVI that she's received threats over the phone and she's been paranoid for her and her young daughter's safety ever since. 'Did they follow me here?' she told the station. 'Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home?
  • Police Seize Massive Weapons Shipment Headed for Jerusalem

    11/20/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 11/20/14 | Ari Soffer
    Israeli police seized a massive shipment of firecrackers, swords, tasers and other weapons at Ashdod port Thursday - a potentially deadly arsenal which was set to be delivered to Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem. Two containers intercepted by authorities at the southern port were packed with 18,000 fireworks, 5,200 commando knives, 5,500 tasers, 4,300 tasers concealed in flashlights, 1,000 swords and several thousand other "cold" weapons. The lethal cargo was hidden under a layer of Christmas decorations, and had been shipped in all the way from China. The weapons were in all likelihood destined to be used against police and Jewish...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • Sheriff Makes Social Media Plea To Obama to Forgo Amnesty

    11/19/2014 2:45:45 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Sacramento County, Calif. Sheriff Scott Jones is taking to social media to deliver a message to President Obama about securing America’s borders, telling the president that "deferred action or amnesty is deferring this crisis. It is not reform, it’s simply giving up." snip The man accused in the killings, Marcelo Marquez, is an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported a number of times. “I understand the integral role that the undocumented population plays in our national and state economies,” Jones says. “The problem I have is I can’t tell which ones are good and which ones are evil, and...
  • This One Police Department Shot 92 Dogs in Three Years. One of the Officers Has Killed 25 By Himself

    11/19/2014 10:48:36 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 160 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | November 18, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some sadistic figures. On June 3, 2013 Buffalo police raided a man’s home to look for crack cocaine. He was not there, nor was the crack. The home belonged to Iraqi war veteran, Adam Arroyo and his 2-year-old pit bull Cindy. Upon breaking down the door to Arroyo’s home, officers encountered Cindy, who was barely 50 pounds, and shot and killed her. They were at the wrong apartment. According to use of...
  • PBSO nabs serial butt grabber in Lantana

    11/19/2014 10:09:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | Hannah Winston
    Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 22-year-old Greenacres man who could have become Florida’s next serial butt grabber. Makenson Elysee faces charges of battery and robbery. He remains in the Palm Beach County jail on $6,000 bail.On Friday morning, investigators say Elysee wandered around the Lantana Shopping Plaza, just east of Interstate 95 off Lantana Road, grabbing women’s backsides, according to a police report made public Monday.The first woman told police Elysee started touching her as she was walking to the Dunkin Donuts store. He pulled on her arm and grabbed her behind in what she thought was an...
  • Red Agitators More “Militarized” Than Police

    11/19/2014 9:16:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Wilson is said to be in hiding, while black radicals and communists plot openly to destroy the city, attack police, and destroy businesses Remember when the media were complaining about the “militarization” of the police in Ferguson? ABC News is now reporting that the police have reason to be worried and well-armed. ABC News Justice Department reporter Pierre Thomas says the FBI is warning about violent extremists and outside agitators targeting the city. The ABC News report says, “The FBI assesses those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations with the intent to incite and engage in violence could be...
  • Militant group offers cash rewards for 'location' of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson

    11/19/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 November 2014 | Laura Collins
    "A group describing itself as a 'Militant Resistance' to a 'corrupt police state' has offered $5000 for details of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's whereabouts, MailOnline can reveal. Officer Wilson, 28, has been in hiding on paid leave ever since he gunned down unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18, on 9 August. Now, in one of a series of incendiary tweets the RbG Black Rebels have stated, 'We are paying $5k cash for location of Ofc. Darren Wilson. Real $, no joke, no crime we just wana get his photo an ask him a few questions.' And though the RbG Black...
  • Just Half Of Americans Think Calling Police Helps Resolve Disputes Peacefully

    11/18/2014 6:19:08 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 11/17/2014 | Nick Wing
    As issues of police brutality and accountability continue to receive national attention, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows about half of Americans aren't convinced calling law enforcement is an effective way to peacefully resolve a dispute. In the poll, just 49 percent of respondents said they believe police officers responding to a situation are most likely to help resolve it peacefully. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said law enforcement is most likely to make the situation more volatile, while 24 percent said they weren't sure. White respondents were more likely than any other race polled to say they thought police would resolve...
  • POLL: One-In-Three Ferguson Blacks Believe Shooting of Mike Brown Was JUSTIFIED

    11/18/2014 1:48:34 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 15 replies
    "After weeks of rioting and looting, and numerous reports, nearly two-in-three whites in Ferguson believe the shooting of robber Michael Brown was justified. And, more than 33% ..."
  • BPD arrest man suspected of shooting at officers

    11/17/2014 6:17:15 AM PST · by umgud · 9 replies
    Kern Golden Empire 17 News ^ | 11/15/14 | staff
    BAKERSFIELD, CA. - Bakersfield Police arrested two suspects, one of whom they said shot at officers early this morning in southeast Bakersfield. BPD said the officers were parked near Cottonwood and East Planz Road just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning when 20-year-old Rodimiro Portillo Jr. allegedly shot at them. The police officers in the car fired back, then chased the car. BPD arrested Portillo and the driver, 21-year-old Janely Cervantes. Police said Cervantes' 3-year-old child was also in the car. Portillo was arrested for assault with a firearm on a peace officer, child endangerment, and possession of stolen property. Cervantes...
  • Men accused of target practice inside home

    11/17/2014 5:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two men are facing charges after they were accused of target shooting in the basement of a Colorado Springs home. Police say they responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired inside the house on Saturday. Officers say as they approached the house they heard more shots and noticed the front door was open.
  • Police say someone is shooting ears of corn at cars in Carver, MA

    11/16/2014 3:42:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 94 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | November 14, 2014
    CARVER – Police say someone shot an ear of corn through a police cruiser’s windshield using a makeshift device. Police say the corn, which had previously been described only as a “projectile,” damaged the cruiser but did not cause any injuries. At least two other cars have been hit by objects fired at them near Purchase and Callow streets in the last week.
  • Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

    11/16/2014 8:33:28 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 63 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | Staff
    Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn. Students at Jewett Middle Academy said they were terrified when police officers burst in the doors for a planned active shooter drill – but students and teachers are irked they were not told ahead of time. snip “We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” the station quoted her as saying. But police say they conduct these drills for the absolute safety...
  • Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict: Preparing for the Worst

    11/15/2014 7:05:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | Stacy Washington
    The tragedy of low expectations strikes again. I’m referring to the lack of honest discussion surrounding the ills plaguing the blacks in America. Not one serious discussion led by local or national community members on why black kids aren’t taught how to respectfully deal with police. No one with enough gall to simply say: Houston, we have a serious problem. And it’s not the police. As a member of the greater St. Louis Missouri community I've watched with trepidation as carpet-bagging agitators infiltrated the city of Ferguson; after the officer involved shooting of Michael Brown. These unwanted, paid troublemakers have...
  • More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’

    11/14/2014 10:28:44 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    KPIX CBS ^ | 11/14/4 | Christin Ayers
    It’s called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don’t even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects. Now, Fremont Police and the Alameda County District Attorney’s office are applying for federal grants to get a new version of Stingray, called Hailstorm. The use of the devices is increasing, potentially at the expense of your privacy. You may think you are private when you’re talking on your cell phone, think again. From an undercover car or even strapped...
  • Ferguson Missouri’s “Don’t Shoot Coalition” issues rules for police behavior but not for rioters

    11/12/2014 10:26:38 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/12/14 | Doug Book
    The New Black Panther Party, Amnesty International, Sistahs Talkin’ back, CAIR and the Organization for Black Struggle are but a few of the groups which make up the “Don’t Shoot Coalition,” a collection of individuals and organizations which has taken it upon themselves to decide how police and other government officials must respond should demonstrations take place in response to a Grand Jury decision against indicting Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Nineteen proposed Rules of Engagement have been released by the Coalition for the purpose of “ ‘…[deescalating violence]’ without tamping down on peaceful protest...
  • Missouri police respond to Ferguson Protest Leadership’s ground rules

    11/10/2014 7:08:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Call the Cops.net ^ | 11/10/2014
    Protest leaders from Ferguson have created a 19 point set of ground rules they expect police to follow. These rules are for when they re-start the riots after the Grand Jury makes a decision about charging officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. In response Missouri police have released 9 point set of rules for protestors 1. The first priority will be for protestors to remember “don’t break the law” 2. Protest leaders will communicate to all protesters the need for non-violence. Leaders will accept responsibility for any acts of violence any protesters engage in. 3. Protesters shall give...
  • Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize

    11/10/2014 10:24:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Nov 2014 | SHAILA DEWAN
    The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. Don’t bother with jewelry (too hard to dispose of) and computers (“everybody’s got one already”), the experts counseled. Do go after flat screen TVs, cash and cars. Especially nice cars. In one seminar, captured on video in September, Harry S. Connelly Jr., the city attorney of Las Cruces, N.M., called them “little goodies.” And then Mr. Connelly described how officers in his jurisdiction could not wait to seize one man’s “exotic vehicle” outside a local bar. “A guy drives up in a 2008 Mercedes, brand new,”...
  • No plan B for Pueblo police, fire unions after tax fails ( Colorado )

    11/10/2014 6:49:06 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    KRDO ^ | Nov 09, 2014 | Michelle San Miguel
    Voters reject half-cent sales tax by 74 percent. Pueblo police and fire union members don't plan to lobby city council for more money in lieu of a public safety tax failing.
  • Deputy suspended after video post (Photos 'Let me see your f---ing keys. You want to resist?'

    11/10/2014 4:29:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 94 replies
    A Saratoga County sheriff's sergeant was suspended after a video posted on the Internet Friday captured him allegedly slapping a young man as the deputy insisted on searching his vehicle, which had a rifle on the back seat. Sheriff Michael Zurlo on Saturday said he was "very disturbed" by what he saw on the video. "I really am," the sheriff said. "I don't condone activity as it's portrayed and we're going to look into it and we'll handle this quickly and swiftly." Sgt. Shawn R. Glans, 48, who has been a police officer for 27 years, was suspended without pay...
  • Harry Bosch TV series

    11/08/2014 2:06:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 8, 2014
    Detective Hieronymus 'Harry' Bosch  is a literary character created by Michael Connelly in the 1992 novel The Black Echo, and the lead character in a police procedural series now numbering seventeen novels. The novels are more or less coincident in time frame with the year in which they were published. Harry, as he is commonly known by his associates, is a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Bosch was named after the 15th century Dutch artist, Hieronymus Bosch. A new TV series - Bosch - based on the character in the books, will be starting in...
  • Heroic boxing coach adopts two brothers learning they were in squalid conditions

    11/06/2014 2:36:46 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 6 November 2014 | Lydia Warren
    He's a city cop by day - but by night, Detective Jack Mook is working on his toughest case yet. Mook, a Gulf War veteran who also teaches boxing to Pittsburgh-area kids, fostered two of his young students after learning they were living in abusive conditions with a foster family. And now after two years, Mook and the boys, 11-year-old Jessee and his 15-year-old brother Josh, have finally become a legal family - after Mook adopted them in September. It means the bachelor, 45, is now adapting to a new routine of homework and healthy meals.
  • Former Cop Headed to Trial for Raping a Child While Other Officers Watched

    11/03/2014 7:58:23 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 14 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cassandra Rules
    Pharr, TX — Trial is set to begin December 1, in the case of former Pharr police officer Erasmo Mata, Jr., accused of repeated first-degree felony sexual assaults of a child. A federal civil lawsuit filed with Texas Southern District Court back in May accused Mata of assaulting the minor five times, on five separate occasions, all while on duty. The suit alleges that the attacks took place in abandoned houses around the city as other Pharr police officers stood by and watched. The lawsuit also accused the department of engaging in a cover-up to protect the officers from criminal...
  • The Police Are Still Out of Control, I Should Know

    11/03/2014 3:55:30 AM PST · by yldstrk · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | Frank Serpico
    In the opening scene of the 1973 movie “Serpico,” I am shot in the face—or to be more accurate, the character of Frank Serpico, played by Al Pacino, is shot in the face. Even today it’s very difficult for me to watch those scenes, which depict in a very realistic and terrifying way what actually happened to me on Feb. 3, 1971. I had recently been transferred to the Narcotics division of the New York City Police Department, and we were moving in on a drug dealer on the fourth floor of a walk-up tenement in a Hispanic section of...
  • Police Chief Accuses Secret Service Of Misconduct (Nashville, TN)

    11/03/2014 3:48:31 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | October 14, 2014 | News Channel 5
    Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his officers to fake a warrant. Even more disturbing, Chief Steve Anderson said he complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington, and they did not seem to care. (snip) In the Nashville case, a Secret Service agent made a frantic call for backup to Nashville police after he and another agent went to the home of a Nashville man, investigating threatening comments on Facebook about the President. The man who posted them had refused to let the agents into his house....
  • Virginia police can now force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint

    10/31/2014 2:57:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    ZDNet Zero Day ^ | October 31, 2014 -- 13:59 GMT | By Zack Whittaker
    Virginia police can now force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint Summary: A circuit judge likened police forcing smartphone owners to unlock their device with a fingerprint akin to providing a DNA sample or an actual key. Is nothing sacred anymore? A Virginia circuit court judge ruled this week that smartphone users can be compelled to give up their fingerprint, but not their passcodes, allowing police to search their devices. First reported by local Virginia news, the decision-making case in question surrounded a man charged with attempting to strangle his girlfriend. A video purporting to show the incident...
  • Local police bring military vehicle to collect civil judgment against elderly resident

    10/31/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 62 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sam Rolley
    Police officers in Stettin, Wisconsin, recently sent a militarized 24-man SWAT team and an armored vehicle to collect fines from a 75-year-old man whose property was deemed untidy by local officials. Following what his lawyer, Ryan Lister, described as a “long-running, heavily litigated dispute” over how he used his 20-acre property, Roger Hoeppner was ordered to clean up his land or face a $500-a-day fine. Here’s a little background on the case, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Hoeppner owns about 20 acres along Packer Drive, which runs nearly parallel with Highway 29 west of Wausau, where he restores antique...
  • AZ:Phoenix Police Officer Arrested for Pointing Gun at Another Driver

    10/31/2014 10:06:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This is an interesting case.   Jeremy Sweet is not a rookie.   He is 51 years old, close to retirement.  He has been working at the Phoenix Police Department since July of 2007.  He was transporting prisoners at the time of the incident, driving an unmarked police vehicle.    Not only are the prisoners that he was transporting willing to testify to his actions, but at least one bystander called 911.  There may be surveillance video as well.   From azfamily.com: "He did not get on his police radio," Crump continued. "He did not ask for assistance. He did not document this...
  • Suspected cop-killer Eric Frein ARRESTED in Pennsylvania

    10/30/2014 5:54:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 147 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 19:34 EST, 30 October 2014 | Associated Press and Ashley Collman
    Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. Eric Frein, 31, was taken into custody Thursday, state police said. NBC reports that Frein was found in a hanger at Pocono Mountain Airport, where they received a report he was hiding. Despite being armed with a gun, sources told CNN that he was arrested by U.S. marshals without incident. Marshals surrounded the hangar, called out Frein's name and he surrendered. However, pictures of Frein in the back of a police cruiser show him nursing a...
  • Kadner: A British policeman learns much about policing in America (Barf alert)

    10/30/2014 5:33:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Southtown/Star Chicago ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Phil Kadner
    Kadner: A British policeman learns much about policing in America By Phil Kadner pkadner@southtownstar.com October 29, 2014 6:30PM Sergeant Gary Watters, a 14 year veteran of the Greater Manchester Police department, works on the computer at the Park Forest Police Department. Officer Watters is working with the Park Forest Police Department as part of a work exchange program at the Park Forest Police Department Much of my time with Gary Watters, a sergeant in the United Kingdom’s Greater Manchester Police Department, was spent talking about guns — or the lack of them. I just couldn’t understand how police officers in...
  • Police think argument led New Mexico sheriff's deputy to kill fellow officer

    10/28/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    LAT ^ | October 28, 2014 | Chistine Mai-Duc
    Las Cruces police were called to the lobby of the Hotel Encanto around 12:30 a.m. Monday, said spokesman Dan Trujillo, where they found Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, who had been shot "multiple times." Martin, who was found bleeding profusely just outside the elevator, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other deputy, who is being identified only as a 27-year-old man, is in custody, police said. He is being interviewed by detectives and charges are pending, police said.
  • PA: Police Attitudes Changing

    10/28/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Robbery Suspects In Pennsylvania, an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit stopped an attempted robbery.   This has become a fairly common occurrence.   The interesting thing about this incident is the response from Police Lt. Todd Unstead.  20 years ago, we often heard police give the advice that "citizens should not take the law into their own hands" or that they should "leave police work to the professionals".   That response is heard far less often today. We have nationally know law enforcement leaders like Police Chief James Craig of Detroit, and Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County encouraging armed...
  • The police-detecting Target Blu Eye device; Police see red over gizmo that blows their cover

    10/26/2014 9:22:40 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 48 replies
    The [UK] Sunday Times ^ | 10-22-2014 | Dominic Tobin
    IT COULD be every crook’s must-have gadget — a device that can warn when a police car is nearby. The small dashboard-mounted display alerts the driver by bleeping and lighting up when it senses police radio transmissions. It also reveals when ambulances and fire engines are near. The maker claims that it is useful for telling drivers that an emergency vehicle needs to overtake. Target Blu Eye has its critics, who predict that the device will be used by irresponsible drivers to make sure that the coast is clear while they speed or use mobile phones. Out on the motorway...
  • Sacramento-Area Cop Shooting Suspect Had Already Been Deported -- Twice

    10/26/2014 6:08:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Oct 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Sacramento-Area Cop Shooting Suspect Had Already Been Deported -- Twice by AWR Hawkins 25 Oct 2014 819 post a comment Marcelo Marquez allegedly shot and killed a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy and a Placer County Sheriff's Deputy, and also allegedly shot and wounded a second Placer County deputy and a civilian on Friday. On Saturday, authorities revealed that the suspect -- real name, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte -- had already been deported twice from the United States. According to Sacramento's KCRA, he was "sent back in to Mexico in 1997 and again in 2001."
  • Video shows Satsuma cop running over fleeing suspect ....

    10/25/2014 10:02:40 AM PDT · by boycott · 46 replies
    al.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Brendan Kirby
    FULL TITLE: Video shows Satsuma cop running over fleeing suspect, footage jurors will weigh to determine if 2008 act was intentional ---- MOBILE, Alabama -- Sam Commins, then an officer with the Satsuma Police Department was not even on duty on July 29, 2008, when he joined in a high-speed chase that began on Interstate 65 in Baldwin County and zigzagged through northern Mobile County. When the silver Dodge Charger driven by Hillary Bernard Baldwin finally stopped on the Interstate 165 connector in Prichard, he and passenger Jermaine Gaillard got out of the car and began to run. The dashboard...
  • 3 Officers Shot in Sacramento, Placer County Incidents (CA)

    10/24/2014 1:48:49 PM PDT · by BAW · 43 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | Oct 24, 2014
    Authorities are saying that at least three officers and one civilian have been shot in two different incidents Friday. The incident started near Arden Way and Howe Avenue. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says that around 10:30 a.m. an officer responded to a report of a suspicious person inside of a vehicle. The suspect shot the deputy at least once during the confrontation. Bowman says the suspect then fled the scene and tried to steal a car, only to shoot the person. The suspect then went to steal a truck and was successful. A Blue Alert was...