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  • Indiana police evoke outrage with ‘Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law’ T-shirt sales

    12/17/2014 9:09:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Indiana police officer has irked several in his South Bend community with a T-shirt he’s selling that touts a take-off slogan of the “I Can’t Breathe” mantra that followed New York suspect Eric Garner’s death — “Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law.” The aim of the shirt’s message is to say “police are there for you,” the South Bend uniform store owned by Mishawaka Police Cpl. Jason Barthel said in a statement, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Officer under investigation for tasering 76-year-old man over vehicle inspection sticker (VIDEO)

    12/17/2014 7:16:10 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/17/14 | Jennifer Cruz
    A 23-year-old Victoria, Texas, police officer is under investigation after he used a taser on a 76-year-old man twice Thursday following a conversation about a vehicle inspection sticker, which unbeknown to the officer, the man was not even required to have on the vehicle because it belonged to a dealer. Nathanial Robinson’s dash cam captured a portion of the confrontation, which started after he followed Pete Vasquez as he pulled into the car lot. Robinson can been seen walking up to the car, as Vasquez exits the vehicle. Robinson apparently questioned Vasquez about the vehicle’s lack of a valid inspection...
  • A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves

    12/16/2014 7:21:48 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    thedailysheeple ^ | December 15th, 2014 | lily dale
    Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael B. was shot and killed by a police officer. Here's his story. Ten years ago, 21-year-old Michael Bell, Jr., pulled up to the house where he lived with his mom and sister in Kenosha, Wis., about an hour south of Milwaukee. A police officer who, according to a police report, chose to follow Bell after observing his driving, arrived shortly after. A subsequent toxicology report showed that Bell had been drinking that night. Dash cam footage from inside the squad car shows Bell exiting the vehicle he was driving,...
  • Should Oregon police issue commands in Spanish when facing a suspect at gunpoint?

    12/16/2014 7:28:09 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Laura Gunderson
    Three McMinnville police officers faced off with Juventino Bermudez-Arenas as he held the large blade he'd just used to kill a 20-year-old Linfield College student. Officers pulled their guns. One, who spoke Spanish, reached for her Taser but dropped it and grabbed her pistol as Bermudez-Arenas lowered his head and his hands and appeared to move forward. Seconds before they fatally shot the 33-year-old Mexican man, police yelled, "Get on the ground," and, "Drop the knife," again and again.
  • Dashcam video: Victoria police officer uses Taser on 73-year-old man (Cop Listening to Rap)

    12/15/2014 9:17:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2014 | Raw Story
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  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • Police To Mayor De Blasio: Stay Away From Our Funerals

    12/14/2014 6:22:53 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The New York City Police are asking Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be killed in the line of duty.This comes after the Democratic mayor smeared the police after the Eric Garner grand jury decision. The New York Post reported: Not over their dead bodies. ​ Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty.The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to...
  • After Viral Video, Police Officer Delivers 2 Trucks of Groceries to Grandma He Caught Stealing Eggs

    12/14/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 13, 2014|11:53 am | Leonardo Blair
    A Tarrant, Alabama Police officer who became an Internet sensation after he decided not to arrest a grandmother he caught shoplifting eggs but to buy her some eggs instead, went a step further this week when he delivered two truckloads of food to her home to help her children. "The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12-years-old and staying with my grandmother," 47-year-old mother and grandmother Helen Johnson told al.com Wednesday after the food was delivered to her home. "I've been crying all day." Last Saturday, Officer William Stacy of the Tarrant Police Department was called...
  • Police arrest 23 as protesters swamp streets, snarl traffic

    12/14/2014 7:31:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Owen Boss
    State police made 23 arrests yesterday and hundreds of demonstrators snarled traffic through downtown Boston as they marched in protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. “Several demonstrators who failed to comply with the law despite orders to do so have been taken into custody in the area of Nashua Street, near the ramps to Route 93,” state police said in a statement yesterday afternoon.
  • NYC cops preemptively uninvite Mayor Bill de Blasio to their funerals

    12/13/2014 9:18:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The situation between New York City police and the Mayor’s office has clearly reached a critical point. While they have disagreed on several things in the recent past, there always seemed to be some level of cooperation remaining, or at least the willingness to maintain a public patina of such when the cameras were turned on. But after Bill de Blasio’s response in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, it seems that city’s finest have had enough. A police union in the Big Apple has asked their members to sign a waiver stating their wishes that Hizonor refrain from...
  • Cops to de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals

    12/12/2014 7:10:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    nypost ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Tara Palmeri
    Not over their dead bodies. Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to sign and submit the “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver to ban the cop-bashing pols from their funerals. “I, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am...
  • Cop who caught starving mother stealing eggs gives her two truckloads of food to feed her family

    12/12/2014 9:39:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | James Nye
    The compassion shown by Officer William Stacy to desperate Alabama mother Helen Johnson captured the nation's attention at a time of strained relations between the police and black Americans. Instead of arresting her for stealing five eggs to feed her starving family on Saturday, Stacy bought the carton and the touching hug they shared afterwards caught on video by a stunned passer-by went viral. But it got even better on Wednesday when Officer Stacy and some colleagues arrived at 47-year-old Johnson's home with two truckloads of food to keep her and her children and grandchildren fed through Christmas.
  • What the Grand Jury Knew--and We Didn't--in the Eric Garner Case

    12/12/2014 9:36:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In this column, I recently argued in favor of a grand jury’s refusal to indict Officer Dan Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. To my dismay (and, frankly, shock), a great many “conservatives” and “libertarians,” I’ve had the great misfortune to discover, disagree vehemently with the grand jury’s decision. Some have gone so far as to describe Garner’s death as murder. Bear in mind, the critics’ knowledge of this case extends no further than a 15 second or so video of the fatal arrest and the fact that Garner was illegally selling cigarettes. That’s it. It is coupled by...
  • The Cop-Killing Cult of Larry Davis

    12/12/2014 3:09:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    In Manhattan's Union Square last week, a protester wielded a menacing sign. It didn't make the front page of any newspaper. You didn't see it on cable news. An appalled bystander sent me a photo of the marcher and his inciteful placard, but didn't want to be identified in any way. You'll know why in a moment. "Justice Please," the top line of the poster read. "Before we see a lot of new Larry Davis[es]," the message threatened. "1986 6 cops killed," the banner ended ominously. It was underlined in red marker for bloody emphasis. "Larry Davis" is quite the...
  • Cop to be suspended over playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest

    12/11/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    RedEye ^ | Megan Crepeau
    The Chicago police officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" from of a police car during a West Side anti-police-violence protest over the weekend will be disciplined, according to a news release sent from the Chicago Police Department on Thursday.
  • What if Whites Were the Minority?

    12/11/2014 3:48:41 PM PST · by jdege · 91 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/10/2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    In the responses to my “When Whites Just Don’t Get It” series, I’ve been struck by the lack of empathy some whites show for members of minority groups. So imagine if the world were reversed. Then “the talk” might go like this: “Don’t curse. It is wrong, but it’s the way the world works. And that’s why Mom and I are scared for you. With us whites in the minority, some cops are just going to see you as a threat no matter what. You’re going to get stopped by black cops, and I want you to promise you’ll never...
  • An Open Letter To Parents That Love Their Children

    12/11/2014 8:51:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/11/14 | Ron Reale
    In our society there are laws we agree to live within. It is a societal compact, designed to prevent our exercise of freedom from interfering with the freedom of others. To that end, we have given over authority to enforce our laws to a specially trained, armed section of our society called “Law Enforcement.” As all of our citizens have the same rights, when one citizen makes a complaint about the actions of another, or when reports of citizens breaking the law are brought to their attention, LEO’s are obligated by oath and honor to protect society by investigating and...
  • Remember Kelly Thomas?

    12/11/2014 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Didn't think so, but it's understandable. Thomas was an unarmed mentally ill homeless man from Southern California who was tasered, clubbed and beaten to death in Fullerton by three cops in July of 2011. Thomas' face was pounded to a pulp and, after losing the ability to breathe normally, he died later in a hospital of brain damage. Video of the awful incident - including Thomas' screams and his cries of "Dad! Dad!" -- was recorded on security cameras and there was a minor outcry at the time over police brutality. Unlike the case of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,...
  • No longer a convicted killer

    12/10/2014 3:05:54 PM PST · by ravenwolf · 8 replies
    CLEVELAND (AP) ^ | Dec 10th 2014 12:25PM | MARK GILLISPIE
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Having just exonerated Kwame Ajamu, Judge Pamela Barker stepped down from the bench on Tuesday, leaned across the defense table and gave him a hug. It had taken nearly 40 years, but Ajamu was no longer a convicted murderer.Read more http://www.aol.com/article/2014/12/10/3rd-man-exonerated-in-1975-cleveland-slaying/21114400/?ncid=webmail1
  • The Real Tragedy of Eric Garner’s Death, and Where the Debate Should be Focused

    12/10/2014 12:14:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “I'm minding my business, officer,” pleads the man on the video. “Please just leave me alone.” Minutes later the man, confronted by police for allegedly selling “loose” cigarettes, would be placed in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground, eventually dying from injuries sustained by the restraint. The video recording of Eric Garner’s death is deeply disturbing, and has once again stoked protests and fiery debates about police tactics and racial biases. However, focusing the anger and debate on racial bias or specific actions by individual police officers, misses the broader and far more important public policy issues raised by...
  • VA: Alexandria Police Misinform Businesses about Open Carry

    12/10/2014 9:12:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The above flyer was being handed out to local businesses in Alexandria Virginia  recently.   A VCDL member observed it and was able to take a picture of the flyer, with the cooperation of the local business owner.  From an VCDL email: The flyer particularly endangers 18 to 20 year olds as it incorrectly tells a store owner that if they see someone under 21-years-old with a handgun on their hip, that is illegal! That is NOT true and having the police show up on a bogus “man with a gun” call endangers everyone unnecessarily. The flyer also makes these...
  • Police in Small Wisconsin City Want Residents to Volunteer to Have Their Homes Searched for Guns

    12/09/2014 11:52:15 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 112 replies
    WPR, Blaze ^ | December 8, 2014 | By Gilman Halsted on WPR, Jason Howerton on Blaze
    Police in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to volunteer to let officers search their homes for firearms as part of a new initiative that officials believe will help reduce gun violence. Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs told Wisconsin Public Radio that officers will mostly be looking for guns in homes that residents might not even be aware of. “That’s really what we’re looking for. Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion,” he added. Jacobs also told WPR that “gun violence is...
  • Police release video Texas judge stumbling through sobriety test after court drops DUI

    12/09/2014 7:32:11 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    LiveLeak.com, nydailynews.com ^ | Dec-6-2014 | unknown
    Court of Appeals Judge Nora Longoria was allegedly begged for leniency during her DUI arrest in July. Last month, the District Attorney’s office said it lacked enough evidence to prosecute and another judge threw out the case. The DA said it never got the dashcam video, which showed Longoria stumble through her failed sobriety test. Could this be the evidence they never got? A month after a Texas court threw out a DUI case against a judge because it lacked strong evidence, police released dashcam video of her arrest that showed her stumble through a sobriety test.The new video, recorded...
  • Property Seized, Money Taken – But No Crime

    12/09/2014 5:54:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/5/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Wladyslaw “Wally” Kowalski is a Ph.D. design engineer who lives in Van Buren County. In September, Kowalski came home to find his residence surrounded by police armed with a warrant. Officers searched the home and then hauled away his power generator and many expensive tools. They also froze his bank accounts, leaving Kowalski unable to pay his bills, student loan installments and taxes. Last November, state police raided the home of southwest Michigan resident Thomas Williams. The rural resident spent 10 hours in handcuffs while officers searched his property. When they departed they took his car, television, phone and some...
  • Today I Stopped Caring

    12/09/2014 5:51:29 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 119 replies
    NYC Fire Wire ^ | 12/7/2014 | Lt. Daniel Furseth
    Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted. I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them...
  • Who Is to Blame for How Black Males Are Viewed by Others?

    12/09/2014 5:44:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In a heated exchange, PBS host Tavis Smiley told Sean Hannity that“racism is still the most intractable issue in this country, it's a part of everything we do still.”  He made this claim while discussing the incidents surrounding the police handling of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.  Mr. Smiley also stated, in refuting President Obama’s remarks on BET that we cannot compare what is happening now with what happened fifty years ago, “It is open season on black men, and it is in many ways as bad as it was fifty years ago.” The meme that Mr. Smiley and...
  • 11 Law Enforcement Officers Killed

    12/09/2014 3:56:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    While many in the nation, from Oakland to New York, rally in protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, I keep wondering: What about the good cops? As with our military personnel, we are often quick to hang the allegedly corrupt but slow to honor those who serve honestly to protect. According to the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there are more than 900,000 of them who are serving in the United States; about 12 percent are women. The FBI reported that there were 404 incidents of "justifiable homicide" by American police in 2011. That...
  • What’s Really Going on with Holder’s Civil-Rights Crusade against Police Departments

    12/06/2014 6:21:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 6, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Federal investigations of the Garner and Brown cases are just a pretext. Civil-rights investigations in Ferguson and Staten Island? No, what denizens of St. Louis and New York City ought to be worried about right now is . . . the crime wave overtaking Seattle. If you don’t understand why, then you probably thought Obamacare was about covering the uninsured. Like its health-care “reform” campaign, the Obama Left’s civil-rights crusade is about control — central control of state law enforcement by Washington. The deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York are each tragic in their...
  • What’s Really Going on with Holder’s Civil-Rights Crusade against Police Departments

    12/08/2014 12:21:00 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    AIM ^ | December 8, 2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    Civil-rights investigations in Ferguson and Staten Island? No, what denizens of St. Louis and New York City ought to be worried about right now is . . . the crime wave overtaking Seattle. If you don’t understand why, then you probably thought Obamacare was about covering the uninsured. Like its health-care “reform” campaign, the Obama Left’s civil-rights crusade is about control – central control of state law enforcement by Washington.
  • Police officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed her family in Tarrant

    12/08/2014 8:41:14 PM PST · by boycott · 137 replies
    al.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jon Reed
    TARRANT, Alabama -- A woman caught shoplifting eggs in Tarrant Saturday didn't leave with handcuffs and a court date. Thanks to a Tarrant police officer, she left with food for her family. Officer William Stacy was called to the Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway when employees caught the woman trying to steal a dozen eggs, Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno said. The woman had her young children in the car. She told Officer Stacy that she was only stealing because she was trying to feed her children. Stacy talked with Dollar General, and they said they wouldn't prosecute. So...
  • "Tell My Wife I'll Miss Her" (2008)

    12/08/2014 7:14:05 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 12 replies
    Philly.com ^ | May 6, 2008 | Barbara Boyer, Mari A. Schaefer and Tom Infield
    A Philadelphia police officer was shot and killed with a military-style assault rifle late yesterday morning when he confronted a band of robbers who had held up a Bank of America branch at a ShopRite in Port Richmond. "Tell my wife I'll miss her," Schiller Street residents heard dying Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski say as they went to his side.
  • St. Louis police allege hate crime in latest attack on Bosnian resident

    12/08/2014 5:34:13 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/08/14 | FoxNews
    The St. Louis police chief has asked for the FBI's help investigating what he believes was a hate crime attack against a woman in the same Bosnian neighborhood where a man was beaten to death days earlier by hammer-wielding teens, and where assaults have spiked dramatically in recent months. The 26-year-old Bosnian-American woman told police she was stopped in her car by three African-American teens early Friday morning in the city's Bevo Mill section, where tens of thousands of Bosnians settled following the civil war in the former Yugoslavia 20 years ago. .....
  • Gallup: Urban Blacks in U.S. Have Little Confidence in Police

    12/08/2014 3:28:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/08/2014 | Jeffrey Jones
    <p>PRINCETON, N.J. -- As controversy continues to swirl about police officers' treatment of blacks, an analysis of Gallup data underscores how much less likely U.S. blacks are than whites or Hispanics to express confidence in the police. The analysis also reveals that blacks living in urban areas are significantly less likely than blacks in non-urban areas to say they are confident in the police.</p>
  • Building a “more sensitive cop” for the 21st century

    12/08/2014 2:02:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 12/7/14 | JAZZ SHAW
    In the mad rush to blame the police for most of society’s ills during the current rounds of protests and riots, advanced progressive thinkers seem to be lining up quickly in terms of finding a solution. Clearly, they assert, we have too many of the wrong sort of cops. In the fashion typical of those who see every problem as a nail and themselves as a hammer, these same problem solvers rapidly conclude that we need to hire a large number of the right sort of cops and fundamentally transform the ones we already have. This thinking seems to be...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio Reveals Teaching Biracial Son Not to 'Reach for Cell Phone' Near Police Officers

    12/08/2014 9:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed in an interview on Sunday that he has taught his biracial son to not "move suddenly" or "reach for [his] cell phone" when near police officers, adding that the reality is different for white children. A police union chief responded by slamming the comments as "moronic," and said that they do not help ease the racial tensions in the city. When asked by ABC News on Sunday whether he believes his son, Dante, is at risk from the police department, de Blasio, who is married to an African-American woman, said: "It's different...
  • Protesting Law and Order

    12/08/2014 8:41:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Alan Caruba
    I worry that too many Americans fail to respect the police who put their lives on the line to protect them. They are not the enemy. The criminals are. I doubt there was ever a time in America, pre-Revolution and since, that race was not an issue. It was for the framers of the Constitution who, in order to get the southern colonies to accept it, included in Article Two that, for the purpose of taxation, slaves were to be identified as only “three-fifths” of being a person. In Section 9, it was agreed that the issue of slavery was...
  • A Virginia cop is kidnapped and murdered by several black gang members. Sharpton, where are you?!

    12/08/2014 5:21:13 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    Right Wing news ^ | Dec 7, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Such hypocrisy and reverse-racism is breathtaking. The brutal truth is Sharpton, Holder and Obama will never address this officer’s death because he was white and because they protect the black gangs out there. Officer Kevin Quick was kidnapped and murdered by four black gang members – they belong to the Bloods street gang known as the 99 Goon Syndicate out of Los Angeles. Quick was forced to drive from ATM to ATM to get money, then he was taken out in the woods and executed as a gang initiation rite. It never really made the news and it certainly didn’t...
  • Graffiti ‘tagger’ critical after being hit by Miami police car

    12/07/2014 3:28:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 6, 2014 | Charles Rabin -
    Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez, a street artist who goes by the name “Demz,” was in critical condition with a severe brain injury after being struck by an unmarked Miami police car during a chase in Wynwood early Friday. Rodriguez, 21, was spotted by police gang unit members as he was “tagging” a privately owned building near Northwest Fifth Avenue and 24th Street about 2 a.m., police said. When officers began chasing him, Rodriguez fled. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article4296547.html#storylink=cpy
  • NYPD cops warned militant group Black Guerilla Family ‘preparing to shoot on-duty police officers’

    12/07/2014 10:50:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/06/14 | Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy
    A tattooed gang of militants declared open season on the NYPD in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a threat a police union verified Saturday. Ten Black Guerrilla Family members are “preparing to shoot on duty police officers,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said.
  • Is This What We Really Want?

    12/07/2014 6:52:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    A simple question to those who protest the grand juries in the police related deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, "What do you really want?" I have been watching--at first from afar--as the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri burned their town to the ground--and I have a hard time determining the message of the protests. Here in New York we handle protests so routinely, the turnout pretty much muted any national interest because the marches went off without any major property damage or fatalities related to the protests. Yes 200 people have been arrested, but to be candid, that's a...
  • Progressivism Claims Another Life

    12/07/2014 3:50:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Eric Garner died in July because he resisted arrest, forcing police to take him down the way they take down thousands of suspects daily. Only Garner wasn’t an average suspect. He had allowed himself to become morbidly obese and had diabetes, heart disease and who knows what other self-imposed health problems. Still, he never should have died that summer day. Big government killed Eric Garner. Police were just the weapon. Garner was selling “illegal cigarettes” that day, or “loosies” – individual cigarettes from a pack. Why would anyone buy individual cigarettes? Because government, in this case New York, both city...
  • Listen Up, Liberals: Make Everything Illegal, Create More Eric Garners

    12/06/2014 7:48:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | 12/06/2014 | Robby Soave
    In comparison to the Michael Brown shooting, the death of Eric Garner—and the similar decision not to indict the cop who killed him—has drawn outrage from across the political spectrum. Many conservatives, including Breitbart's John Nolte, The Federalist's Sean Davis, and The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis, agreed with anti-police-brutality libertarians and liberals that Garner's killer should have faced charges. The consensus is that the video evidence definitively established wrongdoing on the part of the officer (unlike the Brown case, which relied on conflicting eyewitness testimony). But because that's no fun, right and left had to find some way to tear...
  • Michael Brown Demonstrators Cheer As Police Officer Hit By Car

    12/06/2014 9:51:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On December 3, supporters who marched in Denver for Michael Brown cheered when a car struck four Denver police officers doing crowd control on bicycles.
  • White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in SC

    12/06/2014 4:52:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Meg Kinnard
    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A white former police chief here was indicted on murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man after an argument, a case that instantly drew comparisons to the Ferguson shooting and the chokehold death in New York. The indictment of Richard Combs, the former chief and sole officer in the small town of Eutawville (YOO'-tah-vihl), was released Thursday. He faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted in the death of Bernard Bailey. Combs' lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police and the justice system to get...
  • Grand Jury Protesters: If You Like Your Big Government, You Can Keep It

    12/05/2014 5:33:12 PM PST · by ebshumidors · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/14 | Ebben Raves
    It is interesting to watch the aftermath of the Eric Garner Grand Jury decision coming so soon after Ferguson. “White Police Officer Once Again Kills Unarmed Black Man – And Gets Away with It” is already the reaction in many places. Sides are drawn and the usual suspects race-bait, pontificate, riot and ask for calm, or in Jesse Jackson’s case, donations. Other than there being a white police officer and a black man dying while resisting arrest, these cases are not similar, no matter what many would like you to believe. In one instance, the Grand Jury determined that Officer...
  • Unarmed Arizona man shot dead by Phoenix cop who mistook pill bottle for pistol: police

    12/05/2014 12:39:07 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 88 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 05, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    An unarmed Arizona man was shot dead by a Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a handgun, police said. Police have yet to name the 30-year-old white officer, who fired off two shots that killed Rumain Brisbon, a 34-year-old black man, during an altercation Tuesday night during an investigation into a drug deal, police said. But witness accounts varied on what actually happened, sparking protests in Phoenix Thursday night as the fever pitch from the police killings of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, boiled over...
  • Ex-NAACP Head: Black Youth Afraid For Their Lives With Police Like Colonists With Redcoats

    12/05/2014 11:46:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You say you want a revolution? Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous just analogized the fear for their lives that black youth feel about police to the fear the colonists felt toward the "Redcoats"—British soldiers during the time of the American Revolution. Jealous, now with the leftist Center for American Progress​, made his inflammatory claim to Ronan Farrow on the latter's MSNBC show today. Rather than challenging Jealous, Farrow thanked him for his "impassioned take." Has it come to this? A significant civil rights leader analogizes race relations in the United States to the revolution that led to the creation of...
  • "So Like Everyone On the Right is Now Outraged by the Garner Death..."

    12/05/2014 8:04:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | December 03, 2014 | Ace
    December 03, 2014 So Like Everyone On the Right is Now Outraged by the Garner Death Just Like They Were Outrage by the "Militarization of Police" in Ferguson I'm a dissenter. Frankly, I think everyone on the right is looking to prove "We're not one of those sorts of people who automatically defends anyone who kills a black person." And we did that in three Racial Incidents running. I know my first reaction in both Trayvon Martin's case, and in Michael Brown's case, was to side with the black victim. And maybe this is the wrong time to put my...
  • Racist Cops -- or Liberal Slander?

    12/05/2014 6:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    We have found the new normal in America. If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city. Thursday night, thousands of "protesters" disrupted the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, conducted a "lie-in" in Grand Central, blocked Times Square, and shut down the West Side Highway that scores of thousands of New Yorkers use to get home. That the rights of hundreds of thousands of visitors and New Yorkers were trampled upon by these self-righteous protesters did not prevent their being gushed over...
  • How to build a more sensitive cop

    12/05/2014 6:21:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Cedric L. Alexander
    CNN) -- The grand jury decisions not to indict officers in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the killing of Eric Garner on Staten Island have been made. Unsurprisingly, some people agree with them and others do not. But dwelling on disagreement distracts us from dealing with the larger question at hand. What happens next? The answer seems rather simple. It is putting a plan into action that will be the difficult part. How can we move forward to allow the police departments of Ferguson, Missouri, and New York and those in many other cities to begin better...