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  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter twice had guns confiscated

    01/15/2017 12:50:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/15/17 | ap
    Accused Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago had his guns seized twice by authorities before the Jan. 6 massacre, including a reported confiscation four years ago in Puerto Rico – but on both occasions investigations were closed and Santiago’s guns were returned to him. Santiago, 26, had a gun or guns taken by Penuelas police in Puerto Rico more than four years ago, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Friday, though the reason for the action wasn’t immediately clear. “It had to be some kind of complaint,” police press officer Edward Ramirez said.
  • Russia’s police dog cloning program has run into a few, er… snags

    01/14/2017 5:10:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    In case you thought that everything Vladimir Putin’s boys attempt turns to solid gold these days, we’ve found at least one exception to the rule. This story popped up in one of those “weird news of the week” summaries last year and I didn’t pay too much attention to it. The Telegraph in the UK picked it up, however. The Russians were looking to upgrade their ability to sniff out terrorism (literally) and were receiving a gift of three very special police dogs who were trained to detect drugs and bombs. The reason they were so special is that they...
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.

    01/14/2017 2:03:27 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief. “This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video. “I have evidence. . . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.” It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.
  • Schaumburg woman who fired at cops thanks them for not killing her

    01/13/2017 4:39:00 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Barbara Vitello
    Prosecutors say Broyles became upset after her estranged wife phoned her at work and told her she wanted to end their marriage. Broyles asked the officers if they would return fire if shot at them, Loiterstein said. The officers responded that they did not want to shoot her, Loiterstein said. The officers left after Broyles pointed her weapon at them,
  • Passing driver kills man attacking Arizona trooper on road

    01/13/2017 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    theeagle.com ^ | January 12, 2017 8:02 pm | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's head into the pavement as the two struggled was shot to death by a passing driver, authorities said. Trooper Edward Andersson, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was shot in the right shoulder and chest in what authorities called an ambush and was in serious but stable condition after surgery at a Goodyear hospital. "My trooper would not be alive without his assistance," DPS Director Frank Milstead said of the driver who...
  • FL: Stand Your Ground Immunity for Firefighter who Answered Door with Gun in Hand

    01/13/2017 5:21:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, Captain Nick Marian answered a knocking at his door, and the ringing of his door bell.  He lives in a rough part of town, and answered the door shotgun in hand.  Police say that they saw him pick up a shotgun from his couch and answer the door. Prosecutors contended that he pointed the shotgun at the police officers for "more than a second" and that he knew they were police. The defense was that he had the right to protect himself, his actions were reasonable and prudent, and he had immunity due to the...
  • Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman

    01/12/2017 5:12:22 PM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | staff
    An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by. The trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) was at a traffic stop when he received a report about a driver whose car was shot at near a median at milepost 81 on Interstate 10, reported ABC15, an ABC affiliate in Arizona. The trooper left the traffic stop to investigate this call when he came across a rollover crash and saw that a woman had...
  • Fake News and Fake Art

    01/12/2017 3:53:07 PM PST · by SeanG200
    YouTube ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | John and Ken
    John and Ken quickly discuss the issue of the first real "fake news" story in modern times pushed aggressively by the likes of CNN. This has led to a smaller battle to keep Congress respectful of our first responders. And really this is a Left vs. Right battle at it's most basic.
  • Trooper Shot in ‘Ambush’ Attack on Arizona Highway; Passerby Fatally Shoots Suspect

    01/12/2017 12:33:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/02/2017
    An armed passerby fatally shot a suspect who had opened fire on a trooper in an apparent ambush attack as the law enforcement officer, who was responding to a shots fired call, stopped to investigate a car crash along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Thursday. The incident started shortly before 4:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, the trooper was responding to the shots fired call when he came upon...
  • Pew Survey: Police Support Gun Rights over Gun Control by 3 to 1 Margin

    01/12/2017 3:47:26 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11 Jan 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A Pew Research Center survey released January 11 shows that police officers support protecting citizens’ gun rights over passing more gun control by a margin of 3 to 1. The survey also shows that two out of three officers oppose an “assault weapons” ban.
  • Charges Dropped Against Miami-Dade Firefighter Accused of Assault on Cop

    A judge dropped charges Wednesday against a Miam-Dade Fire captain who was arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer. Nicholas Marian, 55, was granted Stand Your Ground immunity in a bizarre encounter with a Miami Shores police officer. Fellow firefighters who had been rallying behind Marian were at the courthouse celebrating the ruling. The fire captain was arrested in March of 2016 for drawing his shot gun at an officer who knocked on his front door. Police responded to Marian's home after getting a complaint about an erratic driver in the neighborhood. Marian's pick-up truck matched the description...
  • Michigan man ticketed for warming car in driveway; police chief tells him to ‘drop dead’

    01/11/2017 3:59:12 AM PST · by southern rock · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Michigan man is outraged after he was ticketed for heating up his car in his own driveway and then told by the police chief to “drop dead” after he complained to local media. Taylor Trupiano, who posts on Facebook under the name Nick Taylor, posted a photo of the $128 ticket last week, which he found on his windshield after leaving his car running and unattended in his driveway in Roseville. “Let’s all take a moment to thank officer dips—t K. Keary for wasting the taxpayer’s money and giving me a ticket for warming up my car in my...
  • Painting Politics: Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill

    01/10/2017 10:06:51 AM PST · by fungoking · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/10/16 | Staff
    Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday re-hung a painting on Capitol Hill that depicts a police officer as a pig, just days after a Republican colleague took it down -- in a move sure to inflame the controversy and rile law enforcement groups.  California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter on Friday personally removed the painting, saying he was angered by its depiction of police. He said Tuesday the piece also violates the art-contest rules. But Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus from whose Missouri district the picture came, said Tuesday after helping re-hang the picture that Hunter’s action...
  • Maine Police Department Uses Classic Rock Song In Winter Safety Message

    01/09/2017 7:24:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Police in Bangor, Maine, are making use of a 1970s progressive rock hit by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band to encourage people to clear the snow off their cars before driving. Sgt. Tim Cotton posted on Facebook on Tuesday that the group’s song “Blinded By The Light” can serve as a reminder of how dangerous it is to drive with vision obscured by snow.
  • Painting Politics: Dems rehang controversial ‘pigs’ picture on Capitol Hill

    01/10/2017 7:25:59 AM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/10/2017 | Staff
    Democratic lawmakers put back on display on Capitol Hill a controversial painting that angered police with its depiction of officers as pigs -- after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. The move Tuesday by members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., whose office for months had sponsored the display of the student artwork, could revive tensions with the law enforcement community. But Clay told the Washington Post he wants the Capitol Police to press theft charges against Hunter for removing the artwork Friday. Picture at link
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • Dems to rehang painting depicting police as pigs, after GOP rep took it down

    01/09/2017 4:11:41 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/01/09 | FoxNews
    Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. ...... Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo ... CBC member ... [the CBC said]: “The rehanging of this painting ... yadayada ... protecting the rights of a student artist ... blahblah ... a proud statement in defense of the 1st Amendment"
  • Gangs Are Domestic Terrorists

    01/07/2017 3:13:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/17 | Katy Grimes
    These inner-city hellholes are a direct result of leftist rule, and children and innocents are dying because of it. The federal government must start treating gang violence as Domestic Terrorism in order to save our children “In East Orange, initiations were completed by murdering someone, for no other reason than to prove to a tremendously cold, tremendously tight brotherhood that you possessed the hardness required to watch their backs.” —Jeff Hobbs Following a most recent heinous crime in Chicago where four, black 18-year old thugs, two male, two female, kidnapped, tortured and abused a terrified young white man with special...
  • Paralyzed NYPD detective Steven McDonald suffers heart attack

    01/07/2017 4:37:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 6, 2017
    Det. Steven McDonald, the NYPD officer who was paralyzed in 1986 after being shot in Central Park, apparently suffered a heart attack Friday, police officials said.
  • Wendy’s Employees Accused Of Refusing To Serve FWPD Officer

    01/06/2017 2:22:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | January 6, 2017 6:31 | By Matt Thomas
    FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) – The Fort Worth Police Department sent a tweet to the verified account for Wendy’s restaurants Thursday night to report that employees at a location in the city had refused to take an officer’s order. The Fort Worth police officer says he went into the Wendy’s on Interstate-20, near Trail Lake Drive. The man said when he made eye contact with a group employees, they all walked to the back of the kitchen and refused to take his order. Wendy’s quickly tweeted back that they were, “Abruptly handling the situation” and on Friday sent the following...
  • GOP congressman {personally} takes down colleague's sponsored 'art' depicting police as pigs

    01/06/2017 12:48:31 PM PST · by drpix · 38 replies
    .foxnews.com ^ | 1/2/16 | Judson Berger & Malia Zimmerman
    A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex. “I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com. “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.” Hunter said he walked over to the artwork Friday morning with a few colleagues and unscrewed it. He then delivered it to the office of Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., the congressman...
  • GOP congressman takes down colleague's sponsored 'art' depicting police as pigs

    01/06/2017 9:34:21 AM PST · by mom4melody · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/2017 | Judson Berger, Malia Zimmerman
    A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex. “I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com. “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”
  • Union: Baltimore City Police in ‘Crisis’ Due to Officer Shortage

    01/06/2017 8:42:59 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    WJZ ^ | January 5, 2017 | Mike Hellgren
    Baltimore City’s Police Union is sounding the alarm because they say the department is in crisis due to the fact that it has too few officers. According to a new report, there are more than 100 fewer Baltimore City PD officers than last year, with the union saying this poses a safety concern as officers are being overworked. The police union president calls the situation “dire.” ... You don’t have enough police officers to patrol the streets safely protecting themselves, much less protecting the citizens of Baltimore,” said Lt. Ryan. Baltimore ended last year with the second highest number of...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Update: Chicago police say race was not a motive behind attack shown on Facebook Live

    01/05/2017 6:42:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 80 replies
    Stl.today ^ | Jan 5, 2017
    Update: Chicago police say race was not a motive behind attack shown on Facebook Live FROM WIRE REPORTS 20 min ago (23) Update at 7:45 a.m. Chicago police say they don't believe a man beaten in an assault broadcast live on Facebook was targeted because he was white. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday morning that charges are expected soon against four black suspects. Guglielmi says the suspects made "terrible racist statements" during the attack, but that investigators believe the victim was targeted because he has special needs, not because of his race. Guglielmi says it's possible the suspects were...
  • Chicago police: Live video showing tortured man hostage (group shouted, "Donald Trump")

    01/04/2017 4:47:39 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4 Jan 2017 | BY ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    The Chicago Police Department is investigating a Facebook Live video showing a tortured man held hostage by a group of people. Chicago police officers responded to a residence on the 3300 block of W. Lexington at 5:26 p.m. on Tuesday where they found a disoriented man walking on the street, police said. Police searched through the damaged property and discovered signs of struggle possibly linked to the victim. Police said they are questioning suspects as the investigation remains ongoing. No charges have been filed.The victim can be seen on camera crying and with what appears to be tape on his...
  • WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago

    01/04/2017 5:16:45 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Jan 3, 2017
    WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago Published 6:40 pm EST, January 4, 2017 Updated 8:11 pm EST, January 4, 2017 7 Comments By Tom Cleary 6.3k
  • DC Law Enforcement Demand Removal Of Capitol Painting Depicting Cops As Racist Pigs

    01/04/2017 2:48:37 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/4/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Capitol Hill Police blasted a painting that now hangs in the U.S. Capitol, which depicts police as pigs shooting up a black St. Louis neighborhood and want the piece removed immediately. “The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society,” Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay said in a statement last June of the painting created by David Pulphus and chosen by Rep. Clay as part of the annual U.S. Congressional Art Competition.
  • Ex-NJ cop facing Burger King bathroom sex assault charge wants out of jail

    01/04/2017 11:17:54 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Rob Jennings
    HAMPTON -- A former Newton police officer charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in a Burger King bathroom last month is making a second try at getting out of jail... ...Miller was on probation at the time of his arrest. He resigned from the Newton force in 2015 as part of a plea agreement after allegations he exposed himself to male motorists during traffic stops. As part of Miller's guilty plea to tampering with records, charges of lewdness and official misconduct were dismissed.
  • BLM activists respond to 'explosive video' of police officer fighting with teen girl

    01/04/2017 7:10:08 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 66 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | 01/04/2017 | BRIAN HICKEY
    The Facebook video, posted on Monday by Hasanah Tykeeba, is titled “PHILLY CANT NEVER CHILL.” In it, nobody is chilling and by early Tuesday morning, it had been viewed nearly 150,000 times. What’s shown over the course of a minute of footage is a mass brawl between two families in the middle of a Southwest Philadelphia street. There are flying kicks delivered from atop parked cars, and a pair of police officers attempting to restore order. Then, 30 seconds in, a baton-brandishing female officer is shown entering the fray. The street clears out and she’s one-on-one with a teenage female.
  • That Amazon Echo You Got for Xmas? Here’s Why the Cops May Want to Listen in on Your Recordings

    01/04/2017 7:53:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | January 3, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home were big sellers over the holidays, with people all over the country turning their houses over to digital assistants. But while a virtual butler seems like a great idea, consumers are slowly coming to grips with the implications of the “smart home.” Devices that can answer questions are also taking notes. And while that may help digital assistants like Alexa become better and faster, it also helps law enforcement listen in on private conversations.
  • 'She gonna get shot,' bystander says, but then watches police wait for woman in crisis to...

    01/03/2017 6:57:27 PM PST · by jerod · 9 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Jan 03, 2017 | By Laura Fraser, Michelle Cheung
    The video opens to show a woman clearly in distress, weaving in the middle of a crowded Toronto street and yelling as she pulls herself up on the hood of a police cruiser and starts kicking at its windshield. Another cruiser pulls up to the intersection at Finch Avenue West at Milady Road with its lights flashing and the woman moves on to start beating at the new car with her feet. "She gonna get shot," said the person taking the video on Sunday from an upper-storey window. But that's not what happens.
  • Swedish police brave rockets, grenade and axeman on NYE

    01/01/2017 8:43:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 1 January 2017 11:59 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Swedish police faced a hand grenade attack, youths firing rockets and throwing powerful bangers at them, and an axe attacker in an unusually busy New Year’s Eve. […] In Western Sweden alone, there were more than 50 cases of youth shooting rockets at police, the rescue services, or public transport. At close to the strike of midnight, a suspected hand grenade was thrown at a police station in Katrineholm, 150 km southwest of Stockholm, shattering the station’s entry door and window, and damaging four cars parked outside. At around 5.30am, Malmö police shot a 28-year-old man wielding an axe and...
  • Chicago Violence Worst In 20 Years: "Not Seen This Level Of Disrespect For Police Ever"

    12/31/2016 12:48:48 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-31-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 31, 2016 For months we've been writing about the staggering rise of violence in Chicago. As the year has worn on, the grim milestones have added up: the deadliest month in 23 years, the deadliest day in 13 years, 4,300 people shot...the list goes on and on. With five days left in 2016, official police records indicate that homicides in Chicago surged 57% YoY and shootings spiked 46%. To put those numbers into perspective, Chicago recorded over 20% more murders in 2016 than New York and Los Angeles combined, despite having a fraction of the population. Per the...
  • Clay says he won't remove painting in Capitol tunnel that's drawn criticism from police, others

    12/31/2016 11:06:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 29, 2016 | Chuck Raasch and Christine Byers
    The St. Louis County Police Association is calling a painting placed in the U.S. Capitol complex by Rep. William Lacy Clay a “punch in the mouth” for depicting police officers as animals. Clay, D-St. Louis, said he would not take it down, despite criticism from conservative bloggers and a call from a Fox News commentator for it to be taken down. The painting, which has hung for months in a tunnel that connects House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol, was chosen the winner of Clay’s annual art competition for St. Louis students last spring. It was done by then-Cardinal...
  • Blue lives under fire: Deadly ambushes of police officers at two-decade high

    12/30/2016 2:10:33 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The number of ambush-style killings of police officers in the U.S. reached a two-decade high this year, pushing law enforcement fatalities to their highest tally in five years, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to a year-end report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Shootings were the No. 1 cause of death for law enforcement in 2016, claiming the lives of 64 officers — including eight gunned down in two ambush attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in July. The report notes 21 of the officers were shot and killed in ambush-style attacks....
  • Chicago murder spike accompanied by decline in arrests: Reports

    12/30/2016 7:58:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The historic surge in violent crime seen across the Windy City in 2016 unfolded as the Chicago Police Department drastically reduced the number of times its officers stopped and arrested civilians, new data reveal. As 2016 comes to a close, Chicago has reportedly witnessed more than 700 murders during the course of the calendar year - the highest number of homicides on record since the turn of the century. As violent crime soared, however, police activity did quite the opposite, CBS News reported this week. ... Specifically, CPD officers have stopped and questioned 80 percent fewer people since 2015 while...
  • Report shows 2016 had highest level of law enforcement fatalities in five years

    12/29/2016 5:25:54 PM PST · by digger48 · 16 replies
    WISH ^ | December 29, 2016 | WTHI Staff Reports
    UNITED STATES (WTHI) — A new report shows the year 2016 had the highest level of law enforcement fatalities in five years. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 135 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in the past year. “The 135 officer fatalities in 2016 are a 10 percent increase over the 123 who died in the line of duty last year and is the highest total since 2011 when 177 officers made the ultimate sacrifice,” the report published on Dec. 29 stated. The report states firearms-related incidents were the number one cause...
  • Largest Police Union In U.S. Demands Amazon Pull Black Lives Matter Shirts

    12/27/2016 10:33:23 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    PlanetFreeWill ^ | 12-27-2016 | Joseph Jankowski
    Joseph Jankowski December 27,2016The largest police union inside the United States is demanding that Amazon.com pull Black Lives Matter shirts from its inventory because the appeal is “offensive.” Fraternal Order of Police president, Chuck Canterbury, wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in an open letter to ask the online retailer to “prohibit the use of the Amazon name and website for the retail” of shirts and sweatshirts with slogans “Bulletproof”, “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” which Canterbury described as “offensive” and the spread of “urban myths.” While demanding the apparel be shunned from the popular online retailer,...
  • Beachwood mall placed on lockdown

    12/26/2016 4:45:24 PM PST · by grayboots · 136 replies
    newsnet5 ^ | 12/26/2016 | News5 Staff
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - The Beachwood mall is on lockdown as police respond to an incident. Authorities would not elaborate on what happened, only saying the mall was on lockdown. A Nordstrom employee told News 5 the mall was placed on lockdown around 6:45 p.m. Videos posted to social media show people running through the mall. This is a developing story. News 5 will update as more information becomes available.
  • Rocky Mountain Crime Spree

    12/26/2016 2:18:35 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    US News Hub ^ | 12/23/2016 | Danielle Kreutter
    2 arrested after firing shots at officers in Teller County. The suspects are now facing felony charges of attempted murder.
  • German cop faces criminal charges for calling Angela Merkel 'insane'

    12/25/2016 9:39:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 15:59, Fri, Dec 23, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    A German police officer is facing criminal proceedings after he allegedly branded Chancellor Angela Merkel “insane”. The officer, from the western city of Solingen, could be fined three months’ wages if found guilty of slander. He is said to have made the comments at an event held by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party earlier this month. …
  • CNN Fans More Hatred of Cops, in Touting Flawed Study

    12/24/2016 3:54:15 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2016
    Pundits ignore the real reason for the racial disparity in deaths by police shooting. CNN is making a desperate pitch to further enflame the ideological war on cops while it still has a sympathetic ear in the White House. The CNN website is promoting a laughably incomplete study of police use of fatal force under the headline “Black men nearly 3 times as likely to die from police use of force, study says.” Utterly ignored in the study and in CNN’s write-up is any mention of violent-crime rates, which vary enormously by race and which predict officer use of force....
  • Deputy Saves Wounded Dog From Brink of Death – Twice

    12/23/2016 10:05:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2016
    Hayley Miller had made up her mind. She would have to put down her pit bull mix, Ginger. The dog, which she had been fostering for nearly two years, had severe injuries. It had been shot in the face at close range, and Miller knew she couldn’t afford to pay for the extensive treatment to nurse the animal back to health. A stranger at the hospital, however, urged her to reconsider. To Miller’s amazement, the stranger offered to cover the bills for the medical treatment that would keep Ginger alive. The stranger was dressed in dark slacks and an instantly...
  • Two arrested on suspicion of plotting to attack Germany's largest shopping mall

    12/23/2016 12:03:34 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 23 December 2016 | Our Foreign Staff
    Two brothers from Kosovo have been arrested by German police on suspicion of plotting to attack the country's largest shopping mall in Oberhausen, near the Dutch border. The men, aged 28 and 31, were arrested in Duisburg with Germany on high alert following Monday's attack on the Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 and injured 49. "Friday morning (23 December, around 00:45 hours) special units in Duisburg took two suspicious men into custody," Essen police said in a statement, "The 28-year old and 31-year-old brothers born in Kosovo are suspected of having prepared a possible attack on the CentrO...
  • Melbourne Christmas Day mass terror attack foiled (Australia)

    12/22/2016 11:40:04 PM PST · by Dundee · 21 replies
    The Australian ^ | December 23, 2016
    Victoria Police say they have foiled an ISIS inspired terror attack on Christmas Day in the heart of Melbourne. Terror plotters allegedly planned to attack Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral. Heavily armed police raided homes across Melbourne’s north on Friday morning and made seven arrests. Five men aged between 21 and 26 were arrested... Four of them were born in Australia and are of Lebanese background, while a fifth is an Egyptian-born Australian citizen. One of the men arrested is Zak Dabboussi... His Facebook page is prolific with religious material including quotes from the Koran....
  • Police raids in Melbourne’s northern suburbs foil alleged Christmas Day terror attack

    12/22/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 23rd December 2016
    TERRORISTS planned a Christmas Day bomb attack targeting Melbourne landmarks including Federation Square and Flinder Street Station, police claim. A major multi-agency operation between Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police and ASIO foiled the alleged plot, with five people in custody. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said in a press conference this morning: “We believe that there was an intention to conduct what we call a multimode attack, possibly on Christmas Day, the possible locations that we have been working on have been Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Sixth Circuit Court: Police Can Shoot Dogs For Nothing More Than Barking

    12/22/2016 7:59:39 PM PST · by Elderberry · 89 replies
    reason.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | C.J. Ciaramella
    When is it constitutional for a police officer to shoot a dog during a raid? Any time it moves or barks, according to a federal appeals court. In a ruling released Monday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found Battle Creek, Mich. police officers were justified in shooting two pit bulls while executing a search warrant for drugs on the home of Mark and Cheryl Brown in 2013. The Brown's sued the police department in 2015, arguing the killing of their dogs violated their constitutional rights. The ruling creates a similar legal standard in the Sixth Circuit—which includes Michigan, Ohio,...
  • Mistrial declared in ex-Sheriff Lee Baca's corruption case

    12/22/2016 3:13:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    kabc.com ^ | 12/22/16 | kabc
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A mistrial was declared in the corruption trial of ex-Sheriff Lee Baca after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Baca, 74, was facing trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice for allegedly interfering with an FBI investigation into civil rights abuses and corruption in the Los Angeles County jails.