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  • Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids

    02/10/2016 4:05:20 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 02/10/2016 | STEPHANIE FARR
    POLICE ARE crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens. "There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him." About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
  • Police: Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids (40 "kids" surrounding cop)

    02/10/2016 6:28:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    POLICE ARE crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens "There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him." About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
  • Two Harford sheriff*s deputies shot, suspect killed in Abingdon (Maryland)

    02/10/2016 12:30:21 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 3 replies
    Baltimore Sun/The Aegis ^ | February 10 | Staff
    Two Harford County sheriff*s deputies were shot and a suspect shot and killed by police Wednesday afternoon in Abingdon, according to the Harford County Sheriff*s Office. Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler held a media briefing Wednesday afternoon outside the Panera Bread restaurant at the Boulevard at Box Hill, where he said, "We fully suspect that both deputies were shot by the same suspect."
  • Accused deputy killer found incompetent to stand trial

    02/09/2016 9:02:40 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 14 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 2-9-2016 | Jeff Ehling
    Shannon Miles will not stand trial for the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth any time soon. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed that Shannon Miles has been found incompetent to stand trial. Two sets of doctors, one from the state and another set hired by his defense attorneys, reached the same conclusion. Miles did not appear in court. Instead this was handled by his attorney. Miles' attorneys said they don't want him making statements that would jeopardize his case. Defense attorneys say their doctors say Miles is Pscitezopherenic and psychotic. Miles will be sent to a state hospital for...
  • PROTEST AGAINST BEYONCE IN NYC FEB. 16

    02/09/2016 2:12:18 PM PST · by firebrand · 61 replies
    eventbrite ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | the protest organizers
    The protest runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of NFL headquarters, at 345 Park Avenue in NYC, which is between 51st and 52nd Streets. For those who live or work in the area, you can go at any time and stay as long as it is convenient for you. It is free, but you need to register at the site and get a ticket. I hope you will join me at this very important rally to show support for those who care enough to risk their lives for their fellow citizens. I haven't heard who the speakers...
  • EXCLUSIVE– Donald J. Trump First Candidate to Reply to the ‘Sessions Test’

    02/08/2016 3:50:45 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 111 replies
    Question 1: How would you vote (or how did you vote) on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy? ANSWER: I was steadfastly opposed to giving Obama his Fast-Track powers, and would have absolutely voted against it. This is one of the strongest distinctions between me and the other candidates in this race. The Congress, apparently under the magical spell of donors, gave massive new powers to a President who has repeatedly abused his authority. The...
  • San Antonio Observer walks back threat to publish names, addresses of police officers

    02/08/2016 9:54:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The San Antonio Observer responded to backlash Sunday by walking back its threat to publish the names and addresses of every police officer in the city. Stephanie Zarriello, the Observer’s publisher and editor-in-chief, made the strongly worded threat while speaking Saturday at a news conference following the death of Antronie Scott, an unarmed man shot and killed by an SAPD officer, a local Fox affiliate reported. “We at the San Antonio Observer newspaper are looking into the future prospects of publicizing the names and the addresses of all San Antonio Police Department officers in order to protect our community,” Ms....
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • Aspiring NJ Cop Finally Gets His Firearms Privileges Restored

    02/05/2016 9:05:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gabriella Hoffman
    A small but important Second Amendment victory was handed to one aspiring cop in New Jersey last week.A former private security guard, Josey-Davis had his firearms privileges restored on January 29, 2016, after a being arrested in September 2013 and subsequently charged with a felony. Josey-Davis is one of many people whose lives have been adversely affected by draconian anti-gun laws in deep-blue states. His miraculous victory—which has been largely ignored by civil rights groups and the media—is a repudiation of gun control policies that criminalize legal gun owners like him. Then a private security guard, Josey-Davis was charged with...
  • 2 New York City Police Officers Are Shot (Breaking)

    02/04/2016 5:50:28 PM PST · by NRx · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-04-2016 | AL BAKER
    Two New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Thursday night, and one was gravely injured, a law-enforcement official said. The circumstances were not immediately clear, but the official said the officers were on duty when they were shot around the Melrose Jackson Houses near 156th Street. The condition of the second was not immediately clear.
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‘Substandard...Lazy...

    02/04/2016 3:56:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/16 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    (CNSNews.com) -- After giving a speech focusing in part on the erosion of trust between citizens and the police, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thanked the prosecutor in the Michael Brown case for saying police officers in Missouri are “substandard,” “lazy” and “incompetent.” “You talked earlier about the support of varied and various departments," said Robert McCulloch, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri. "What I’d like to suggest, though, is that in my jurisdiction we have a number of departments that are substandard... and they tend to get substandard officers and they’re paying them minimum wage in some cases...
  • In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana

    02/03/2016 8:18:19 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote of this:"Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional...
  • Charges Dropped Against Heinz Field Officer Accused Of Assaulting Fan

    02/03/2016 9:11:36 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | 02/01/2016 | By Bob Allen
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) A Heinz Field police officer accused of assaulting a fan while making an arrest in November has been cleared of all charges. Police say Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was working a uniformed, off-duty secondary employment detail at a WPIAL football championship game at Heinz Field on Nov. 28, when he arrested a man for a number of charges, including public drunkenness and aggravated assault
  • Did LaVon have a legal obligation to stop for the police?

    02/03/2016 10:16:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/3/2015 | Jack Black
    Many years ago I was a passenger in a car driven by my brother. He cut off a car leaving a gas station, the car followed us about 1/2 a mile to our destination. The occupant got out, ran up ripped open the drivers door and pulled my brother (a smallish 16 year old at the time) out of the car bodily. Turned out the fellow driving was a LEO (Harbor Master) in an unmarked car. He was also not in uniform. Shortly there after a marked police car showed up, with uniformed police officers. The police wrote my brother...
  • Vanity - Need Help Finding Old Post

    02/02/2016 10:52:25 AM PST · by tv_techie · 9 replies
    Help! I'm doing research on improving our security at work. I'm trying to find an article posted here a couple of years ago. Someone put a lot of effort in to find out the difference in victim count when people waited for police to show up and end a mass shooting vs people on site taking action to end a shooting. I remember there being fewer victims when people didn't wait for the police. Thanks in advance!
  • Springetts Police: Shoplifting suspect stole our vehicle (Pennsylvania)

    02/02/2016 6:26:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 1, 2016 | Katherine Ranzenberger
    A shoplifting suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing an unoccupied Springettsbury Township police car on Monday, according to township police. Marlo Harvard Jr., 21, Baltimore, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, retail theft, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding police, as well as summary traffic offenses, according to a press release.
  • Rep. Clark Victim Of ‘Swatting’ Incident In Melrose

    02/01/2016 5:15:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | February 1, 2016
    Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has proposed legislation to make "swatting" a federal crime, was the victim of the hoax this weekend. On Sunday night, police officers responded to an anonymous call claiming there was an active shooter at Clark's Melrose home. Melrose Police say they received a computer-generated phone call stating there were "shots fired" at the home. Clark was home with her husband and two children at the time and officers quickly determined that there was no danger. "My family and I are grateful to Chief Lyle and the Melrose Police Department for their timely and professional response," Clark...
  • Civilian Pulls Over Cop for Allegedly Speeding: Video

    02/01/2016 10:51:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 31, 2016
    The officer responded by apologizing.A Florida woman turned the tables on a police officer, "pulling him over" for allegedly speeding Sunday afternoon. Claudia Castillo recorded video of her interaction with the Miami-Dade police officer and said in the video, "He's been driving recklessly and pushing 80 to 100 miles per hour." The officer said he was on his way to work and didn't believe he had been speeding. He said he pulled over because he thought Castillo, who was flashing her lights and honking her horn, was having an emergency. "I saw you since Miller Drive when you were...
  • Whistleblowers Allege Police Pension Spiking Scheme

    02/01/2016 7:47:43 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Gantert
    According to two retired city of Ann Arbor employees, some police officers nearing retirement engaged in a pension spiking scheme that involves writing more traffic tickets than usual. The scheme could add hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifetime pension benefits for these individuals, and millions in additional taxpayer burdens. Writing more traffic tickets generates extra overtime pay because officers are required to spend time in court when tickets are challenged by drivers. Pay boosted by extra overtime in an officer’s final three years increases, or spikes, the annual pension payouts by artificially boosting the final compensation figure used in...
  • Police shoot, kill man after fatal stabbing of Port Authority K-9 officer

    02/01/2016 5:22:09 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 32 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | February 1, 2016 | Paula Reed Ward
    Police shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon near the East Busway in Wilkinsburg after they said he stabbed a Port Authority police dog to death. Bruce Kelley Jr., 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Whitney Avenue after 4 p.m. The K-9 officer, Aren, was a 5-year-old German shepherd who worked patrol and explosives. He had been on the job for four years, said Chief Matt Porter of Port Authority police. According to superintendent Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police, the incident was first called in to 911 dispatch at 3:37 p.m. after two Port...
  • Is Rising Violence a 'Ferguson Effect'?

    01/31/2016 8:37:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Chicago, never an island of tranquility, has been roiled by a surge in serious violence. Last year, the number of murders rose by nearly 13 percent over 2014, and shootings increased by a similar amount. Figures for January indicate a continuation of that unhealthy trend. What is happening here is also happening elsewhere. Last year, Cleveland suffered a 90 percent jump in homicides; in Nashville, the increase was 83 percent. In the 50 biggest U.S. cities, The Washington Post reports, homicides were up by 17 percent last year -- "the worst annual change since 1990." Over the past quarter century,...
  • Police officer to sue family of teenager he shot

    01/31/2016 8:29:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/31/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one of the more unusual (and disturbing) news items to pop up over the weekend. You probably recall the story of 19 year old Chicago resident Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by officer Robert Rialmo during a domestic disturbance call. LeGrier, who may have suffered from mental illness, came out of the residence with a baseball bat, ignored multiple orders to stand down and was shot. Unfortunately, one of the rounds fired by Rialmo was a "through and through" shot which passed through LeGrier and went on to strike and kill Bettie Jones, a neighbor. The...
  • Retired Marietta (OH) Officer's K9 Set To Be Auctioned Despite Offering To Pay City

    01/30/2016 5:21:44 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 44 replies
    10TV.com ^ | 1/30/2016 | Kevin Landers
    MARIETTA, Ohio - Marietta K9 Officer Matt Hickey says he's spent every day for the past three years with his partner Ajax. "Ajax is a family member, one of my children," he said. But this bond could be broken forever. It all started when Hickey decided he wanted to retire. Hickey is 57 and Ajax is going on 6. Ajax has the potential to work six more years. "I was under the assumption I would end up with the dog [when I retired]," he said. Hickey says he offered to pay the city $3,500, which is what the city says...
  • Student who is police officer made to leave class because he had gun

    01/30/2016 4:54:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 71 replies
    WALB ^ | 1/30/15 | Andrew Gorton
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - On Wednesday, a police officer was escorted from a classroom at Darton State College. The officer is a student at the college, and was wearing his full police uniform. The teacher was reportedly uncomfortable with having a gun in the classroom, and asked the officer to be escorted out. The university has issued a statement, reading: "Darton State College is appreciative for the service of our law enforcement, and welcome them as students on our campus. We have apologized to the officer for our misunderstanding when he attended class on our campus, and we regret this...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • German Police Officer Faces Charges For Exposing Secret Government Directive To Police Department

    01/30/2016 10:11:42 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    Shoebat.Com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    In another explosive story proving the German government’s war against her own people, 17-year veteran officer Sven Kleuckling has been suspended without pay and will most likely be fired and face charges for exposing on Facebook a secret directive given to German police departments nationwide- that refugees are not to be prosecuted for any crime. Naming the local police commanders (Stahlknect, Haseoff, Bullerjahn) in his area, the German government has been scrambling to deny the claims made by Officer Kleuckling. Instead, the police is blaming his statements on “right-wing extremism.” From the Middeldeutsch Zeitung (with thanks to Google Translate): A...
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • UCI Black Student Union wants campus police force abolished

    01/29/2016 1:21:46 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/28/16 | Hannah Fry
    The Black Student Union at UC Irvine is calling for the university to dismantle its police force, which the student organization alleges has failed to address safety concerns for black students on campus. The group sent a letter to UCI administrators Monday demanding that the campus Police Department and any additional "paramilitary force presence" be abolished in three to six months.
  • Guess What a Mob Did When Police Rescued a Raped Boy

    01/29/2016 10:35:00 AM PST · by TBP · 24 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Tad Cronn
    Sweden is providing a possible preview of things to come for the U.S. as it struggles with the incredible influx of mostly Muslim refugees into its country. The story is the same throughout other European countries. The migrants bring with them large numbers of people who clearly feel contempt toward Western laws and societal norms. The wave of New Year’s rapes in Germany was perhaps the most stunning and repulsive example of the problems Europe is dealing with, but reports of crimes committed by immigrants are growing day by day. On Monday, Swedish authorities revealed that a squad of 10...
  • Laquan McDonald shooting: officer's dashcam mic 'intentionally destroyed'

    01/28/2016 12:34:06 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    the guardian ^ | 1-28-2016 | Jamiles Lartey
    The microphone equipment for the dashboard camera in the cruiser in which Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was riding on the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald had been "intentionally destroyed", according to maintenance documents first acquired by DNAinfo. The records, which include service requests on hundreds of Chicago police vehicles, show that officers have routinely been involved in the intentional destruction and sabotage of body-worn microphones that sync with dashboard camera video. After the video of the Laquan McDonald shooting was released in November, it was discovered that as much as 80% of the department's dashcam footage...
  • Widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz indicted

    01/28/2016 12:55:13 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Martinez
    <p>The widow of an Illinois police lieutenant who tried to portray his suicide as murder was indicted Wednesday on six counts accusing her of participating in her husband's stealing of charitable funds, authorities said.</p> <p>Melodie Gliniewicz, 51, is the wife of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who killed himself last year. Officials said her husband staged his suicide to appear he was killed in the line of duty while pursuing three suspects. The case prompted a massive manhunt for weeks until authorities unraveled the ruse.</p>
  • S.F. supervisors approve day of remembrance for Mario Woods

    01/27/2016 5:59:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2016 | Emily Green
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a day of remembrance Tuesday for Mario Woods, the stabbing suspect shot to death last month by several police officers, in a vote that ratcheted up tensions between the supervisors and the police union. Several supervisors railed against what they described as bullying behavior by the Police Officers Association, and said they would not be intimidated. The union called the resolution “completely inappropriate.”
  • Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP

    01/27/2016 5:44:27 PM PST · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    It lights you up like a Vegas casino, says compsci boffin Usenix Enigma Although the cops and Feds wont stop banging on and on about encryption - the spies have a different take on the use of crypto. To be brutally blunt, they love it. Why? Because using detectable encryption technology like PGP, Tor, VPNs and so on, lights you up on the intelligence agencies' dashboards. Agents and analysts don't even have to see the contents of the communications - the metadata is enough for g-men to start making your life difficult. "To be honest, the spooks love PGP," Nicholas...
  • Stun Gun Racial Disparities

    01/27/2016 2:19:06 AM PST · by wbarmy · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Dave Collins
    Officers in Connecticut last year fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn't fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did blacks or Hispanics, according to preliminary data from the nation's first statewide accounting of the weapons' use by police.
  • Seattle neighborhoods hire private security amid ‘blatant lawlessness’

    01/25/2016 9:17:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 23, 2016 | Jessica Lee
    Hundreds of homeowners and business people, frustrated over drug and property crimes, are hiring their own security patrols to curb what they see as a long-neglected problem. For Angie Gerrald, crime in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood has reached a new low. From illegally parked RVs to open drug deals, the longtime resident sees piles of used needles on her routine runs, she said, and other problems she says police sometimes ignore. "The blatant lawlessness has been a whole new era" this past year, Gerrald said. "There is so little response -- so little they [police] can and will do about it."...
  • Assessing police use of force policies

    01/25/2016 5:33:36 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    Austin, Houston and San Antonio figure into a chart from the national Black Lives Matter campaign's new police use of force project, with Houston PD's use of force policy faring particularly badly by their analysis. They based their analysis on four criteria: Failing to make life preservation the primary principle shaping police decisions about using force Failing to require officers to de-escalate situations, where possible, by communicating with subjects, maintaining distance, and otherwise eliminating the need to use force Allowing officers to choke or strangle civilians, in many cases where less lethal force could be used instead, resulting in the...
  • Martial law declared in New York City

    01/25/2016 2:35:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    It's the nagging fear many have about our government: what would happen if martial law was declared? New York City just found out, at least temporarily. Eleven states as well as Washington D.C. declared states of emergency in the wake of the massive record-breaking snowstorm which blanketed the East. But New York City went a step further. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared martial law in New York City by ordering all people to stay inside under police enforcement. He issued an absolute travel ban for anything that is not an emergency vehicle. The New York Police Department put out a blunt...
  • New York City Set To Stop Enforcing Law Against Peeing On Sidewalks Because … RACISM!

    01/24/2016 7:24:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 24, 2016 | Eric Owens
    New York City's city council is set to dilute a host of criminal laws including laws against public urination and excessive noise because council members believe too many members of minorities are getting arrested.
  • Shaq visits Gainesville to play ball with kids

    01/24/2016 9:35:25 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    News4jax ^ | 1/24/15 | Stacey Readout
    Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal made a special trip to Gainesville to play basketball with a group of kids, more than a week after someone called police to complain they were playing too loudly in the street. Shaq plays ball in Gainesville Last week, someone called the Gainesville Police Department to make the complaint. Officer Bobby White responded and instead of reprimanding the kids, he decided to join in and play with them. His dash camera was rolling and captured more kids showing up to join in. "Have fun. Glad to see y'all doing this than out there causing problems," Officer...
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....
  • Police: Two concealed weapons holders killed suspect during barbershop robbery

    01/23/2016 7:10:00 AM PST · by aomagrat · 25 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Warren Stocker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS-TV) - Two concealed weapons holders who were victims of an armed robbery at a Columbia barbershop shot and killed one of the suspects on Friday night. The Colombia Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at "Next Up Barber and Beauty" in the 4400 block of Fort Jackson Blvd shortly before 7 p.m. Several people, including children, were inside the business when two armed men wearing masks demanded and stole money from them. Two of the victims with valid concealed weapons permits shot at both suspects, hitting one of them. The wounded suspect ran from the...
  • Does the full moon bring out more strange crime? Cops share their stories

    01/22/2016 6:58:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bill Alkofer
    At 5:45 Saturday evening, a full moon will rise over the Saddleback Mountains and shine down upon Orange County. As it does, will the moonbeams bring mayhem and madness with them? Maybe. But rest assured, the county's law enforcement officers will be more than ready to keep the peace. There has always been a perception among cops, firefighters and emergency room personnel that there's more (and often stranger) crime on the night of a full moon. "When something crazy or weird happens, I look up at the sky to see if the moon is full," says Newport Beach police Officer...
  • Maine State Police accused of racial profiling

    01/22/2016 4:48:43 PM PST · by maine hunter · 18 replies
    WMTW Television ^ | 1/22/16 | David Charms
    Maine State Police took to Facebook on Friday, saying a trooper is being falsely accused of racial profiling.
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Portland police officers who posted 'I Am Darren Wilson' on Facebook faced counseling (tr)

    01/20/2016 11:35:49 PM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Two of the officers who posted "I am Darren Wilson'' over a photo of the Portland police badge on their personal Facebook pages in 2014 were ordered to receive counseling from a supervisor and a third retired.
  • Canadian News Anchor Gives Warning To American Gun Owners

    01/20/2016 6:28:34 PM PST · by Baynative · 4 replies
    I posted this a year ago and received minimal interest. The warning speaks for itself.
  • The Myth of Wanton Police Shootings Collapses under the Weight of Facts

    01/20/2016 10:26:01 AM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/20/2016 | Celina Durgin
    In a project titled "The Counted," the Guardian is tracking killings by police in the United States and has compiled a comprehensive list for the year 2015. The tracker was motivated by much-discussed but poorly founded concern about excessive use of police force particularly against blacks. In December, police killed 92 people - 21 blacks, 40 whites, 17 Hispanics/Latinos, five Asians/Pacific Islanders, and nine of unknown race. Fourteen were unarmed, including five blacks. Those who were unarmed reportedly still posed other types of threats to officers. These threats included physical violence and ramming officers with a vehicle. Most of these...
  • NYPD cop who retired with bad shoulder is now bodybuilding and collecting disability pension

    01/20/2016 6:20:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 18, 2016 | Graham Rayman, Stephen Rex Brown
    He's pumping iron - and squeezing taxpayers for $40,000 a year. An NYPD officer who retired with a disability pension now regularly participates in bodybuilding competitions - and pension rules permit it. Derek Huebner retired on Aug. 31, 1996 after six years on the force, according to the New York City Police Pension Fund. He receives $40,885.20, tax-free plus benefits, every year from the fund, which has come under scrutiny following reports in the Daily News. "There's no law against it," Huebner said when asked about his receiving a disability pension while bodybuilding.
  • ‘Don’t Talk to the Police!’: Law Professor’s Lecture About the 5th Amendment Is Going Viral

    01/19/2016 9:06:42 AM PST · by Twotone · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Billy Hallowell
    When Regent University law professor James Duane first delivered his "Don't Talk to the Police!" lecture back in 2008, he likely had no idea that it would go viral again nearly a decade later. Duane's lecture, which encourages people to exercise their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, has been getting renewed attention in the wake of Netflix's "Making a Murderer" documentary, which covers the trial of Steven Avery, who was found guilty in 2007 of killing photographer Teresa Halbach.