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  • UN human rights expert recommends changes in US policing

    07/27/2016 3:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2016 6:04 PM EDT | Sarah Grace Taylor
    A United Nations human rights expert is recommending changes in the way protests are handled in the United States, saying the process of issuing permits for demonstrations is “arbitrary” and could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups. Maina Kiai of Kenya, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, offered preliminary findings Wednesday from his visits this month to seven U.S. cities — including the sites of this year’s Democratic and Republican political conventions — to investigate how the U.S. upholds its citizens’ rights of assembly and association. Kiai’s full report to the United Nations will...
  • Prosecutor in Freddie Gray case: I'm not anti-police

    07/27/2016 10:31:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ray Sanchez and Dana Ford
    (CNN)Shortly after being elected last year, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said prosecutors like her in the troubled city had the "toughest job in America." It's not getting any easier. After three Baltimore police officers were acquitted in recent months of charges related to last year's high-profile death of Freddie Gray, prosecutors announced Wednesday they were dropping all charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Gray's death. The news was a defeat for Mosby, who had announced the charges against the six officers in May 2015 -- four months after she took the job as the...
  • All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case; no convictions

    07/27/2016 7:48:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 79 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/27/2016 | Associated Press
    Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 7:11:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well. It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J....
  • OK: Police Chief OKs Personal Rifles for Officers

    07/27/2016 5:35:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    image from newsok.com After the Dallas police massacre, the Oklahoma City police union asked that officers be allowed to carry their personal rifles with them at work. From newsok.com: Citing the deaths of five officers in Dallas last week, the Fraternal Order of Police has asked that Oklahoma City officers be allowed to carry their personal rifles and ammunition and be issued additional body armor. A century ago, it was common for law officers to provide their own firearms. In many small departments, personal firearms are still the norm.  But the trend toward uniformity and liability lawsuits have pushed...
  • #BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House

    07/27/2016 4:14:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    When you need something done, call a retired cop. That's how Blue Light Friday at the White House came together last week. Unlike the lame duck occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., I have little experience as a community organizer. So I asked retired New York Police Department officer John Cardillo if he could help me turn out his law enforcement friends, families and supporters to honor the fallen. His one-word answer: "Yes." Our mission: Bring a blue hue to the People's House in Washington, D.C. -- in the wake of the Dallas and Baton Rouge police ambushes -- since Barack...
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • Clarke: The DNC Theme is Compassion for Criminals

    07/26/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    "The theme tonight, with this group that's going to get up and speak is compassion for criminals. Every one of these individuals, nearly every one of these individuals whose mother will speak was engaged in questionable lifestyle choices. Mike Brown was a criminal who tried to disarm a law enforcement officer. Eric Garner resisted arrest, Freddie Gray resisted arrest." . . . "Here’s the question I have, where are the dads?"
  • Alexandria [VA] police officer says she was denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/26/2016 5:08:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 26, 2016 7:55 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An Alexandria police officer who says she was refused service at a local restaurant is getting an apology. Peter Feltham, with the Alexandria Committee of Police told NBC 4 an Alexandria officer went into a Noodles & Company on Duke Street for dinner Monday evening and was denied service. “While they were waiting in line, the cook from behind the counter went up to the cash register person and pointed at the police officer and said, ‘You have to take me off the line. I ain’t serving that.’ The officer realized what was happening and rather than make...
  • Pittsburgh police chief among primetime speakers on Day 2 of DNC

    07/26/2016 9:41:42 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 17 replies
    WPXI Pittsburgh ^ | 07/26/2016
    Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay will be one of the primetime speakers at Tuesday's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He's expected to speak sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. McLay will be followed by actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays the president on the TV show 'Scandal.' According to a release by Mayor Bill Peduto's office, McLay will speak about Pittsburgh's efforts to adopt the best practices on community policing. Pittsburgh is one of six cities nationwide participating in the U.S. Department of Justice's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mayor...
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • Police hunt suspects after Texas sheriff's deputy shot, killed in his home

    07/25/2016 10:34:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/16 | Fox News and AP
    A veteran Texas sheriff's deputy who was set to retire in September was shot at his Round Rock home early Monday morning and later died from his injuries, officials said, announcing that they were searching for two suspects. Sgt. Craig Hutchinson, who was on the force for 32 years, he used his law enforcement radio to call for help shortly before 1:30 a.m., and responding officers found Hutchinson laying in the back yard of his home, Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said during a Monday news conference. "He was my field training officer," Hamilton said."So this is near and dear...
  • Neo-Nazi gets makeover to hide tattoos from jury

    07/25/2016 2:41:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | DAVID FERRARA
    As potential jurors enter Courtroom 11D at the Regional Justice Center for a robbery trial on Monday, they will not see the teardrop tattooed just below defendant Bayzle Morgan’s right eye. They will not see the swastika within a clover under the 24-year-old’s left eye. Nor will they see the words “Most Wanted” across his forehead. The “Baby Nazi” tattoo on his neck will be hidden, as will the Iron Cross on the back of his bald head, along with two more white supremacist tattoos where his eyebrows should be. In an unusual move, District Judge Richard Scotti has...
  • Drug Raids Down 75 Percent in Detroit as Police Shift Their Focus

    07/25/2016 12:23:05 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Narcotics raids by Detroit Police have plummeted over the past three years, something the department said is due to an increased focus on major violators. There were 855 police raids in 2015, according to the city’s 2015 audit that was released in June. That is down from a high of 3,462 raids in 2012. Detroit Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Woody said the department has changed its focus over the last few years. He said there has been a restructuring involving the 80 officers who work in drug enforcement; they are now focused on what he called "major violators." Woody said...
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 11:54:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. "The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and 'being on duty in blue,'" John J. McNesby, President of Philadelphia Lodge #5 of the FOP stated on July 20, 2016. "It is sad that to...
  • The Modern Police Force Was Not Designed to Solve Problems of Civilizational Collapse

    07/25/2016 9:11:51 AM PDT · by pinochet · 19 replies
    The Modern Police Force was established in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, the British Home Secretary, who later became Prime Minister. The Modern Police Force was established to solve minor crimes among a highly civilized, self-governing, and self-policing people. When policing was established, police officers did not carry guns, but carried a wooden baton and a whistle. In those days, it was the civilians who had guns, because the British people lived in a libertarian society that had very few restrictions on gun ownership. Police officers in Britain are called Bobbies, in memory of Sir Robert Peel. An ethical police...
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • A Black and Blue America Needs Healing

    07/25/2016 7:17:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    We’re living in a black and blue America, bruised by racial tensions erupting on both sides of the divide. Xavier Johnson was a racist, taking aim in Dallas to kill as many white policemen as possible. The copycat murders of officers in Baton Rouge and other cities have just escalated the crisis. Some police may have harbored racist beliefs that helped fuel unjustified use of force with innocent black civilians. Racism remains, but harping on the past and the few officers who live out their bias cannot be the answer. Most Americans detest racism of any color from police and...
  • Philadelphia police organization unhappy with Democrats’ choice of speakers

    07/24/2016 1:18:54 PM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 07/24/2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    As we discussed earlier today, the Democrats have their hands full this week with angry Bernie Sanders supporters at the convention being up in arms over the leaked DNC emails. Security will be tight, but the organizers are still concerned over the possibility of protests and even violence breaking out in the streets. At least they’ll have Philadelphia’s finest on the job, maintaining peace and order, right? But as was revealed this weekend, not all the cops are going to be terribly happy about it. Hillary Clinton’s choice of speakers includes some figures who don’t have a very good opinion...
  • Terrified policemen pushed each other out of the way [...] to escape topless machete thug (UK)

    07/24/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 33 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Gareth Lightfoot
    Terrified policemen pushed each other in a desperate rush to flee the home of a topless machete thug who told them: “I’ll take your ****ing heads off.” The two officers were confronted by bare-chested Daniel Meir, who told them to get out of his bedroom ... “They ran down the stairs, having to push each other to make a quicker exit. “They retreated to a vehicle where they locked their doors and waited for assistance to come.”
  • Florida cop who shot unarmed therapist was aiming for his patient

    07/24/2016 10:44:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Sorry about that bullet, man. I was aiming for the autistic guy. A Florida cop who wounded an unarmed black therapist was actually trying to shoot the man’s patient, a union official said Thursday. The unidentified North Miami police officer thought Charles Kinsey — who was lying on his back with his arms in the air — was in danger, his union chief said. The patient, who escaped from MACtown Inc., a nearby group home where Kinsey works, had a toy in his hand. “All he has is a toy truck, a toy truck,” Kinsey told the cop Monday, according...
  • "Kill More Cops" Graffiti Mural Appears On Major L.A. Freeway

    07/24/2016 7:59:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A reader has e-mailed Breitbart News an image showing a graffiti mural reading “KILL MORE COPS” along Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, a major commuting route in the San Fernando Valley just north of Burbank and Hollywood.
  • WNBA prez withdraws fines regarding anti-violence shirts

    07/23/2016 8:12:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | July 23, 2016
    NEW YORK -- The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games. WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a statement Saturday that the league was rescinding penalties given to the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing the shirts during pregame protests, which began after shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Dallas Police Job Applications Skyrocket Since Shootings

    07/22/2016 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/22
    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • Michelle Malkin to Lead Rally to 'Light the White House Blue' Friday July 22, 7:45 p.m.

    07/22/2016 10:36:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans." -Donald Trump just now. Can I get an AMEN? Trump's forceful defense of our men & women in blue tonight at the GOP Convention is one of the top reasons I will unapologetically support him over lawless Hillary in November. How about you? If you are in the D.C. area tomorrow night, please meet me for #bluelightfriday at the White House at sundown! I'll be holding vigil for the fallen with my friend, former NYPD officer John Cardillo, and many other retired/active-duty LEOs and friends/families/supporters of LEOs. We're lighting...
  • Man ransacks NOPD car in French Quarter, quickly busted by 5 cops: warrant(mugshot)

    07/23/2016 1:38:54 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    About seven minutes lapsed from when an eyewitness saw Jean Jacques Michell in the French Quarter ransacking a New Orleans Police Department car and the time three officers had Michell on the ground in handcuffs, his arrest warrant said. Michell, 35, was booked early Wednesday (July 20) on charges of simple burglary of a vehicle and simple criminal damage to property after he smashed the windshield of a marked cop car parked and apparently removed its computer system, his warrant said. The warrant, sworn by NOPD Det. Justin Almeida, said Almeida and Det. Mark Schmidt were on patrol when a...
  • Richmond cop who killed unarmed man to receive tax-free compensation for life

    07/23/2016 1:41:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/23/2016 | Karina Ioffee
    The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man during a brief scuffle in 2014 has retired from the agency but will continue to collect half of his final salary tax-free for the remainder of his life. Officer Wallace Jensen, 33, who worked at the police department for eight years, received industrial disability retirement, effective this April, said police Chief Allwyn Brown. Jensen stands to earn $70,700 annually from the disability retirement, according to CalPERS, and will be eligible for cost of living increases. Only police and firefighters are eligible for industrial disability retirement, which must be signed off...
  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 22 July 2016 | Keri Blackinger
    A former Texas jail guard recently admitted to falsifying log entries to show he checked on Sandra Bland an hour before her death when in fact he didn't, according to a lawyer for Bland's family. But Waller County officials say that's not what jailer Rafael Zuniga's testimony said at all. "Numerous depositions have been taken in the case involving dozens of hours of testimony," lawyer Larry Simmons said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "It is a gross miscarriage of justice and a misrepresentation for any party to cherry-pick or mischaracterize a small portion of that testimony, and take it out...
  • It’s Official: Leftists Failed at Protesting GOP Convention

    07/23/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 July 2016 | Brandon Darby
    Leftists promised rage at the 2016 Republican National Convention and failed to deliver. The anarchists and Black Lives Matter radicals tried their hardest and simply couldn’t get anyone to show up to participate in their efforts to attack Republicans and treat police officers badly. The attempt to turn the 2016 convention into a warzone–as their movement had done at the 2008 convention–simply failed. The Cleveland anarchists and radical leftists failed and simply sucked at organizing. This year’s fireworks from the “revolutionaries” proved their movement to be even more impotent than did their failures in 2012 at the Tampa convention. .......
  • Gunmen Identified In Murder Of (Kansas City) Police Captain

    07/23/2016 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Law Officer ^ | July 22, 2016
    Two men are being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, KS police captain, KCTV5 has learned. Prosecutor Jerome Gorman says Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple, the men in jail in connection with Capt. Robert Melton's death, may not be charged until Thursday. Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time. Lewis, 20, was booked late Tuesday night in Wyandotte County jail on first-degree murder. Sipple, 18, was booked hours earlier on aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon. KCTV5 spoke to Clarette Monroe,...
  • Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Helped Book Him in Jail After 2011 Stop

    07/23/2016 12:44:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 67 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/21/16 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    The St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile earlier this month helped book Castile into jail after a 2011 traffic stop that started with a defective brake light, newly released records show. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also one of the two officers assigned to work the July 2 armed robbery of a Lauderdale convenience store — scanner audio and Yanez’s attorney said he pulled over Castile’s white Oldsmobile the night he was killed because he matched the description of a suspect from a previous robbery. The new details are contained in records that the city of St. Anthony...
  • Police Create 3D Print of Murdered Man’s Fingers to Hack His iPhone

    07/22/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    News.SoftPedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 08:07 GMT | By Bogdan Popa
    Authorities might find a way to access a dead man’s phone If you believe that securing your phone with a fingerprint makes it impossible to hack, think again. Michigan police have recently asked the Michigan State University to produce a 3D replica of a dead man’s fingers in order to access his iPhone and collect data that is believed to contain evidence linked to an ongoing murder case.Professor Anil Jain has been tasked with creating the 3D molds, and according to a report by Fusion, the project is advancing well so far, although in-lab testing is still being performed, and it’s...
  • In case you were wondering where Hillary stood when it comes to police

    07/22/2016 4:30:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-22-16 | DrJohn
    Word comes that Hillary Clinton has invited Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden to speak at the DNC Convention next week. McSpadden is the mother of Michael Brown. Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson after Brown refused a lawful police order, assaulted Wilson and then tried to take Wilson's weapon, which was discharged in the police cruiser. Brown was killed as he charged Wilson, again refusing to obey Wilson's lawful orders. The facts can be reviewed in the video here. Michael Brown, as did Alton Sterling, brought on his own demise. Subsequently, McSpadden got into a fight over the sale of...
  • Boom boom boom-he's killing the kids:Gunman shouting Allahu Akbar executed children in Munich McDona

    07/22/2016 3:37:20 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 101 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 July 2016 | By Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall In Berlin
    A gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' opened fire at children in McDonald's before rampaging through a shopping mall, killing at least eight people. Munich is in lockdown tonight, as a major police operation is ongoing around the city's Olympic Park, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces. A ninth body has been found tonight and investigators are looking into the possibility of it being the attacker. Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre, in the district of Moosach, after hearing gunshots. Witnesses said that the gunman screamed...
  • Police accidentally shot man in North Miami, union says

    07/22/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joshua Berlinger
    <p>The police shooting of an African-American caregiver, who was lying in the street trying to help an autism patient, was accidental, according to the local police union representing the North Miami officer.</p> <p>The officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought posed a danger, but accidentally shot the caregiver instead, said John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association.</p>
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Props to the Cleveland police, Ohio State Police, and Secret Service (VANITY)

    07/21/2016 9:54:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    VANITY
    Huge salute to law enforcement working the RNC. I was deeply concerned violence would visit the convention in some way. Excellent job by all keeping attendees and the protestors safe. Free Speech in a proper and peaceful (with a few exceptions) was allowed. We had law and order AND our Constitutional rights on display. May God be with these men and women and may we, with His mercy and grace, heal this great land!
  • Black therapist with hands up shot by cops while helping patient

    07/21/2016 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Cops in Florida shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in the street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man whom he was trying to help, according to the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident. Charles Kinsey can be seen and heard pleading with the North Miami officers that their weapons were not necessary, and that the autistic man was carrying only a toy truck, according to WSVN-TV. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey told the station from his...
  • Brazilian police arrest 10 people and hunt two more as they smash ISIS plan for attacks on Olympics

    07/21/2016 8:52:41 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline and Chris Summers For Mailonline
    Brazil's federal police today arrested 10 people and smashed a network allied to ISIS that was preparing 'acts of terrorism' at next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. President Michel Temer has called an emergency cabinet meeting and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the operation spanned nine states across Brazil, although the arrests were made in the southern states of Sao Paulo and Parana. A court in Parana said there were indications the group was planning to use weapons to launch attacks similar to the Paris atrocities in November last year. Earlier this month Mr Moraes said a jihadist...
  • UK: Riot in Hyde Park, police stabbed, "black lives matter" chants, machete attacks

    07/21/2016 5:21:37 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2016 | Keiligh Baker and Euan McLelland
    ...An officer and two members of the public were knifed and four other PCs injured after a water fight and party in Hyde Park spiralled out of control in the city's worst bout of violence since the 2011 riots... Officers manage to push the crowds back towards Marble Arch, where a small group stormed a nearby branch of McDonald's. Terrified staff were forced to flee as teens leaped over the fast food chain's counters and stole food from the racks. Commander Harrington said that the violence was not in any way related to the Black Lives Matter protests, adding: 'I've...
  • Police shoot unarmed black therapist

    07/21/2016 4:40:55 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 129 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20July2016 | Pedro Olivera
    An unarmed Florida therapist was shot by police while trying to calm down his autistic patient, authorities said. Police in North Miami were responding to a report of a man with what appeared to be a gun when they came across Charles Kinsey and his patient, who had run away from a group home.
  • Police pepper spray and arrest 17 Communist protesters trying to burn the flag

    07/21/2016 3:41:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/16 | Shekhar Bhatia
    Police pepper spray and arrest 17 Communist protesters trying to burn the Stars and Stripes outside RNC in the most violent rally since convention beganPolice pepper sprayed and arrested a group of Communists as they attempted to burn the US flag outside the Republican National Convention. Officers arrested 17 people after a violent melee broke out near the gates of the Quicken Loans Arena, preventing delegates and journalists from entering the stadium. One police officer was pushed to the ground as cops attempted to separate the Communists from their rivals, which included members of a group called 'Bikers for Trump'....
  • RUNNING MAN: Can bad dancing help cops connect with community?

    07/20/2016 11:47:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Press Enterprise and YouTube ^ | 20 July 2016 1:21pm PDT | Brian Rokos
    Riverside police shake and sway with school children as cameras roll. Their county counterparts, deputies from the bomb squad and coroner’s division, dance while pumping “JoinRSD.org” signs up and down. Back east, Detroit cops prance beneath the fist monument to boxing champion Joe Louis, and Cincinnati officers high-step with NFL players. These videos and dozens of others have been filmed and posted online this year as part of the Running Man Challenge, a cheeky effort that law enforcement officers say is designed to engage the community and show a side of police that the public does not normally see. The...
  • Police under rifle fire in Columbus, Ohio – reports

    07/20/2016 10:50:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 7/21/16 | UNK
    Police officers have come under rifle fire attack in the city of Columbus, Ohio, reports on Twitter said, citing police scanners. “Officers under attack from rifle fire,” the message on Columbus Police Dispatch said. No official confirmation has yet followed. The hashtag #bluelivesmatter, referring to targeted police officers, has appeared on Twitter in connection to the incident.
  • "My Own People Hate Me!" - Black Brooklyn Cop Slams "False Narrative Of Black Lives Matter"

    07/20/2016 9:33:49 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jay Stalien
    I have come to realize something that is still hard for me to understand to this day. The following may be a shock to some coming from an African American, but the mere fact that it may be shocking to some is prima facie evidence of the sad state of affairs that we are in as Humans. I used to be so torn inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people...
  • Miramar (FLA) police officer refused service at local gas station

    07/20/2016 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 20 replies
    http://miami.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 7/18/16 | Hank Tester
    MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – A Miramar police officer says he was refused service at a Sunoco service station and convenience store. “And here you are just trying to do your job, you effort an arrest. You go inside the store and the clerk won’t serve you,” said Jeff Marano with the Miramar PD. This from the Miramar police officer, who described the clerk as a black male: “[he] walked up to me and asked why we had arrested ‘his boy.’ The individual stated he would not ring me up and stated, ‘you know why.’ I proceeded to ask him again to...
  • Florida restaurant bucks anti-cop trend with generous gift to officers

    07/20/2016 3:51:42 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 10 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 20, 2016
    Beyond the unfathomable targeting of police officers in Dallas, Baton Rouge and elsewhere across the nation, recent reports indicate an uptick in restaurant workers tampering with cops’ orders. The disgusting phenomenon is nothing new, unfortunately, with reports dating back decades that show officers have been reticent to dine out in uniform due to the risk of receiving a contaminated meal. As Black Lives Matter activists and other protest groups have stoked animosity toward the law enforcement community, however, these stories have begun to surface with greater frequency. Not only do officers — like two who visited a North Carolina Zaxby’s...
  • The Black Heroes Who Took Down the Freddie Gray Hoax

    07/20/2016 5:11:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    They stood between the #BlackLivesMatter lynch mob and the police. Once again, Judge Barry G. Williams handed the Freddie Gray lynch mob a decisive defeat, shredding the prosecution’s case against Lt. Brian Rice, the highest ranking police officer targeted by the mob. Judge Williams stated firmly that, the court “cannot be swayed by sympathy, prejudice or public opinion.” Instead he insisted that it had to follow the law. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who became a national figure by heading the Freddie Gray lynch mob, did not even bother to show up. She knew what was coming. And she had...
  • Protesters urge police reforms at Sacramento City Council meeting

    07/20/2016 6:00:53 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 19, 2016 | Anita Chabria
    Black community leaders, supported by the mayor and two City Council members, spoke out at Tuesday night’s Sacramento City Council meeting and called for greater police accountability.