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  • Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions ($550 million)

    02/01/2015 4:16:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/30/15 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday defended the way he has dealt with the city's looming financial crisis against attacks from his challengers, touting his record of crafting the city's budget during his first term but refusing to rule out a property tax increase to deal with huge upcoming government worker pension payments. The back-and-forth took place at the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board endorsement session, the second time all five mayoral candidates appeared face to face. City Hall has a looming $550 million payment to make to shore up police and fire department pensions, and 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti called...
  • Shoot, don't shoot experience affects activist

    01/31/2015 5:38:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Kumasi Aaron
    WAYCROSS, Ga. - A NAACP activist said his recent experience participating in real-life situations with sheriff's deputies has motivated him to encourage city leaders to seek change. Rev. Larry O'Hara was one of four people invited by the Bradford County Sheriff's Office to participate in scenarios in which they had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger. The other three participants were News4Jax reporters Heather Leigh and Vic Micolucci and News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith, a former police officer. During a traffic stop exercise, O'Hara shot an unarmed man who...
  • City investigating comments in police newsletter; Chief apologizes to officers (LGBTQ Tyranny)

    01/31/2015 9:56:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 3 replies
    fox19.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Jennifer Baker and Gordon Graham
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The city is investigating controversial comments in a monthly newsletter put out by the Cincinnati Police Department's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison officer. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell issued an agency-wide apology Thursday for the publication that went to about 1,000 officers earlier this month. Among comments offending some officers include this excerpt cited from a recent online article in the Huffington Post. "Homes that deny transgender identities result in a suicide-attempt rate that's 14 times higher than in homes where such identities are accepted," the newsletter quotes from the article. "If you belong to a religion...
  • Shooting victim's family calls for GBI investigation

    01/31/2015 6:21:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Portia Bruner
    A DeKalb County family says their loved one called for police, only to be shot himself by officers. Now, that family has called for a GBI investigation into the shooting.
  • NYC gives machete-wielding thug $5K for menacing cops

    01/29/2015 7:48:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Selim Algar and Natasha Velez
    He menaced cops with a machete — and the city paid him for it. A Brooklyn thug who was shot by officers while waving an 18-inch blade at them and later sued the department for $3 million got a $5,000 settlement from the city — even though his own attorney said the shooting was probably justified. Ruhim Ullah, 24, had pleaded guilty to menacing a police officer after the 2010 confrontation, in which he was shot once in the leg by a cop trying to stop him from attacking ­officers with the machete, according to his lawyer. Despite his admission...
  • Lithia woman: My House Was Shot Up, Why Has No One Been Charged?

    01/27/2015 9:02:52 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 39 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Keith Morelli
    TAMPA At first, Dawn Bryan blamed the goat on the back porch. She figured the repeated thunks she heard was the animal hopping onto and off the picnic table. The noise continued and she went outside to investigate. Just then, she said, a window next to her shattered. That, she thought, was not the goat. Rather, according to Bryan and a Hillsborough County sheriffs report, it was a neighbor and a buddy of his firing an AK 47 rifle in a back yard that abuts Bryans property on Porter Road in Lithia. The neighbor, Scott Radford, is a Hillsborough...
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 311 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Lauderhill

    01/24/2015 4:47:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/23/15
    Lauderhill police was conducting an investigation involving a stolen vehicle. When they confronted Demaris Turner in the stolen Hyundai Genesis he rammed into a marked K-9 cruiser, which had an officer and a K-9 inside.... ...Local 10 News has learned Turner was shot at least 11 times, including twice in the head, sources said. Lauderhill police personnel began lifesaving procedures on Turner until Lauderhill Fire Rescue arrived. Deputies said Turner was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale....
  • Alone and Defenseless: A UK Citizen's call for arms

    01/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 79 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Ciaran Brady
    This is where we find ourselves now. Every citizen in Europe and the UK faces the risk of an Islamic attack merely while going about normal day-to-day business. UK citizens in particular face this risk whilst being denied weapons of self defense. In the past I have fully and enthusiastically supported the UKs complete ban on hand guns. But immediately after the killing of Lee Rigby I began to reconsider the wisdom of that ban and I now utterly oppose it. As things stand in the UK, hand guns are illegal. For those shotguns you could own, extremely strict licensing...
  • Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

    01/22/2015 11:08:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 22, 2015
    Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday. Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m. The people, who werent identified by police, locked themselves in their cars while Mather yelled at them, police said. Mather allegedly slashed two tires. He eventually ran off, jumping off a train platform as police chased him. Officer Louis Martigetti slipped on the icy platform during the chase, injuring himself.
  • Police union to state lawmakers: Don't mess with no-knock warrants(GA)

    01/22/2015 10:15:22 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 51 replies
    WTOC.COM ^ | 1/21/2015 | Bernard Watson
    ATLANTA-Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job - primarily in APD's drug unit. Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first. Mills says no-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while she was an officer. "If we knock and announced, all evidence is going to be destroyed," Mills said. State Sen. Vincent Fort, (D-39), has announced plans to introduce a bill that would make it...
  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands [NJ]

    01/21/2015 4:24:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 154 replies
    AP/NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2015
    BRIDGETON, N.J. Another police killing is stirring anger in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop captured on video ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a Dec. 30 stop that escalates quickly after Days warns his partner about seeing a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar... [SNIP] Reid, 36, had spent about 13 years in prison for shooting at...
  • Justice Dept. Moving to Clear Ferguson Officer of Civil Rights Charges

    01/21/2015 1:28:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Man says police beat him after shots outside Biden home

    01/20/2015 4:26:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 1/20/15
    WILMINGTON, Del. A man arrested shortly after gunshots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware home says police officers beat him up. Fifty-seven-year-old Rock Peters of Hockessin says New Castle County Police officers left him with a swollen nose, rib injuries, cuts on his face and a black eye. Photos that Peters says he took of himself afterward show his face covered with blood and bruises. Police declined to comment.
  • Texas Police Pull Over Woman So Fellow Officer Can Propose

    01/20/2015 2:19:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    WRIC ABC8 ^ | January 20, 2015, 10:11 am | Emily Satchell
    This Texas police officer is accustomed to making traffic stops, but hes never been through one like this one. Galveston Police Officer Gregory Parris arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend, Sara Wolff, so that he could propose to her in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.
  • To counter terror, Europes police reconsider their arms

    01/19/2015 9:22:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2015 2:56 PM EST | Lori Hinnant
    One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room. With the deaths of the three French officers during three days of terror in the Paris region and the suggestion of a plot in Belgium to kill police, European...
  • Radar technology that allows police to 'see' inside homes raises fresh concerns from judges, etc.

    01/19/2015 8:58:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2015 | David McCormack
    * At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies now have access to radar devices that enable them to effectively see into people's homes * The technology has been available for more than two years, but only come to light during a federal appeals court hearing in Denver last month * The use of the technology adds to growing concerns about government surveillance and also raises legal and privacy issuesAt least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies now have access to radar devices that enable them to effectively see into peoples homes and determine if anyone is inside. Although the FBI, U.S....
  • King Holiday Events Include Air of Protest Over Deaths of Black Men (Gentle Giant, Trayvon & Eric)

    01/19/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Paulson
    After a year of unrest over how the justice system responded to the deaths of several unarmed African-American men, many people marking Martin Luther Kings Birthday on Monday were more rueful than celebratory. Some marchers in a small city in northern Alabama wore black shirts with the names of three of the men in white print: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. Two died in confrontations with police officers, and one with a neighborhood watch coordinator. In an acknowledgment of the complexity of the issue, the shirts also bore the names of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two...
  • Activist Reverend Critical of Police Undergoes Use of Force Scenarios

    01/19/2015 12:37:40 PM PST · by tinyowl · 3 replies
    Fox News 10 ^ | 01/18/2015 | Fox News 10
    An activist reverend (Phoenix), in police use-of-force training, first gets himself killed, then shoots unarmed man. The lesson he takes: "comply."
  • Man cited for eating while driving in Cobb County

    01/19/2015 7:19:26 AM PST · by BobNative · 114 replies
    WSB-TV, Atlanta ^ | January 18, 2015 | Rachel Stockman
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. An Alabama man says he was cited by Cobb County police for eating while driving under the distracted driving law. Madison Turner said he ordered a double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonalds last week, and a police officer pulled him over, along Canton Road in Marietta. The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles, Madison said. He said specifically three times, you cant just go down the road eating a hamburger. According to the ticket, the officer wrote him up under Georgias distracted driving law, and under the...
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • Footage of APD's Fatal Shooting of John OKeefe (ABQ NM)

    01/17/2015 1:41:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2015 | ABQ Police Dept
    Lapel camera footage shots Albuquerque police officers shooting and killing John Edward Okeefe on Jan. 13, 2015.
  • GOP women object to rape clause in 20-week abortion bill

    01/16/2015 3:27:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 1/16/15 | Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    HERSHEY, Pa. A group of female GOP lawmakers is trying to pressure the Republican leadership team to make changes to a 20-week abortion ban the House is set to vote on next week. Led by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, the lawmakers are protesting language that requires a rape victim to formally report her assault to police to qualify for an exemption from the legislations abortion restrictions. Ellmers raised the concerns during a closed-door meeting at the GOP retreat here, according to sources in the room. Her office did not have a comment on Friday on the discussions...
  • Miami-area Police Used Black Men's Mug Shots for Target Practice

    01/16/2015 6:24:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Melissa Clyne
    The North Miami Beach Police Department is denying accusations of racial profiling for using mug shots of black men during target practice for their snipers, NBC South Florida reports. "Our policies were not violated," Chief J. Scott Dennis said. "There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this." When a National Guard unit arrived at a Medley, Florida, shooting range for its annual weapons qualifications training, one of its members was shocked to see that five bullet-riddled mug shots of black men left behind included her brother, from his arrest 15 years earlier in connection to...
  • Criminals Have Been Empowered: St. Louis Rocked by Seven Fatal Shootings in 24 Hours

    01/16/2015 3:41:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/16/2015
    The night manager of a Drury Inn in St. Louis was shot to death during an early Thursday robbery attempt, one of the citys seven homicides during a 24-hour span. Police quickly made three arrests in cases in which the victims reportedly knew their assailants. Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay condemned the violence at a Thursday afternoon news conference. They did not identify the suspects in custody, who will be formally charged Friday. Scott Knopfel, 50, was shot in the head at the Drury hotel near Interstate 44 just before 3 a.m. after he struggled with his...
  • Judge rules Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby will stand trial for murder in shooting death

    01/15/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by TankerKC · 22 replies
    Denver news 7 ^ | 1/15/2015 01:22:19 PM MST | Jesse Paul
    LA JUNTA, Colo. - A judge ruled Thursday that there is probable cause for Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby to stand trial for second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Ashby will be arraigned on Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in La Junta. He is currently free on $150,000 bond. Ashby is accused of killing Jack Jacquez, Jr. on Oct. 12, 2014. Relatives say Ashby followed Jacquez to his home and shot him in the back after a struggle over a skateboard on Oct. 12. Authorities had not released the circumstances surrounding the shooting and...
  • Cop shouldn't be charged in elderly man's death (WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING)

    01/15/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mary Mitchell mmitchell@suntimes.com
    Police Officer Craig Taylor shouldnt be sitting in a Markham courtroom. Taylor should be out protecting the citizens of Park Forest like hes done since 2004. Taylor was performing his sworn duty to serve and protect when he was summoned to the Victory Centre in Park Forest on July 26, 2013, to quell a disturbance. He ended up firing beanbag cartridges at 95-year-old John Wrana, a resident of the facility. Taylor, an African-American, was one of five officers who responded to a call from staff that the elderly man was threatening them with a knife, a shoehorn and a cane....
  • Wisconsin pursuit ends when suspect loses prosthetic leg in fence

    01/15/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-15-15 | Anne Jungen
    Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated. Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint. Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
  • Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart Shot to Death While Wearing Police Body Camera (VIDEO)

    01/15/2015 12:15:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    American Power Blog ^ | 1/14/15 | Donald Douglas
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart Shot to Death While Wearing Police Body Camera (VIDEO) Well, it's definitely up close and personal. At the Arizona Republic, "Flagstaff police officer's body camera captures fatal shooting": EDITOR'S NOTE: The video below is graphic and may not be something you want to see. It was released by Flagstaff Police honoring a public records request by media, including azcentral, The Arizona Republic and 12 News. The video will be part of the ongoing discussion about safety for officers and for the people they encounter, which is why we think it is newsworthy....
  • St. Paul Police Shoot, Kill Man; NAACP Expresses Concern

    01/14/2015 10:37:58 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/14/15 | Scott Theisen
    St. Paul police are investigating an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning that killed a man suspected of sending threatening messages. Officers responded to the 200 block of University Avenue East about 2:14 a.m. after a woman reported getting death threats via text message. The woman told police the messages were from a man she knew and that he was known to carry a gun. Sgt. Paul Paulos says after officers arrived and located the suspect, shots were fired and the suspect was hit. Paulos did not give further details on how the shooting occurred. St. Paul Fire Department medics were...
  • 2 IDIOTS, 1 GUN SHOP: Police Officer Suing Gun Store After Shooting Off his Own Finger [VIDEO]

    01/14/2015 6:48:43 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 34 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | Hunter Roosevelt
    A former Kentucky police officer is suing a local gun store after he shot his finger off inside the store in a case of bad gun handling vs. horrible gun handling plus a complete lack of personal responsibility. According to a civil lawsuit, former Glasgow police officer Darrell Smith went to Barren Outdoors and asked to see a .380 caliber handgun. An employee removed the gun from under the counter and handed it to Smith without checking to see if the gun was loaded. Smith then takes the gun, likewise failing to check if the weapon was loaded, and...
  • What Dallass historically low murder rate can teach us about policing

    01/13/2015 2:23:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Radley Balko
    Here at The Watch, weve praised Dallas Police Chief David Brown and his staff for the departments community-oriented approach to policing, openness and transparency about excessive force, its rejection of law enforcement as a revenue generator, and its First Amendment-friendly approach to protest. Now, theres some evidence of a payoff. Dallas 2014 murder rate was its lowest since 1930 the year Bonnie and Clyde met at a West Dallas house party. And the Dallas Police Departments preliminary count of 116 murders last year there is one unexplained death awaiting a ruling would be the lowest yearly murder...
  • 2 Albuquerque Officers Charged With Murder in March Shooting

    01/12/2015 8:51:47 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Russell Contreras
    Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation. The decision to bring murder charges occurred at a time when police tactics are under intense review nationwide, fueled by the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of another unarmed man in New York City. Grand juries declined to charge officers in those cases, leading to large protests. Acknowledging the frustration over the secrecy of the proceedings in...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasios Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • NYPD on High Alert Following ISIS Call to Rise Up and Kill Police Officers

    01/11/2015 9:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/15 | Jordan Schachte
    The New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have been alerted to a new threat raised by the Islamic State terror group. The jihadist entity released a new video on Saturday urging fellow jihadists to rise up against the U.S. and other Western states. ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani told those loyal to the Islamic State to rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians in the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia. Do not let the battle pass you by wherever you may be. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well
  • Cops and soldiers, and why theyre different

    01/11/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The War Room ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    Theres 35,000 of them, but theyre not an army. So, its a new year, and were already hip-deep in horrors. I cant even begin to write about the Charlie Hebdo massacre; Im not an expert on terrorism or on France, and in general I agree with Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor, whos made a good point recently on Twitter that there are too many of these whats it all mean pieces and all far too soon. Instead, I want to go back to one of the stories we were all arguing about before the Paris massacre: the tension...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest Deep-Seated Racism Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest Deep-Seated Racism Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the deep-seated racism of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a statement of commitment to racial justice. Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and childrenincluding but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Limoges: suicide of a police Commissioner (in French)

    01/09/2015 7:52:32 PM PST · by FR_addict · 16 replies
    france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ^ | 1/08/2015 | Ccile Gauthier
    (Bing Translation) Just over a year after he discovers the body of number 3 of the Limoges at, number 2 of the service itself death yesterday at his workplace with his service weapon. Has learned it this morning, a Commissioner of the Limoges at is given death last night in his office with his service weapon. Information confirmed by its hierarchy. It is unclear at this time the reasons for his gesture. ... In November 2013, Commissioner Andy had discovered the body lifeless by his colleague, number 3 of the Limoges cells which had also committed suicide with his service...
  • Man attempts to gouge eye of Calif. officer

    Man attempts to gouge eye of Calif. officer SANTA CRUZ, Calif. A 33-year-old homeless man was arrested near Depot Park Wednesday after allegedly trying to gouge out the eye of a Santa Cruz police officer. The attack, a Santa Cruz police spokesman said, is part of a larger trend locally and nationally in the past year toward increased physical confrontations between the public and police. Robert Craig. (Santa Cruz Police Department Image) Police spotted Robert Craig standing in the Pacific Avenue and Center Street roundabout at about 1:40 p.m. and disturbing traffic, said Santa Cruz police Lt. Bernie...
  • Frances Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

    01/09/2015 6:11:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01-06-2014 | Ryan Girdusky
    Daily Caller Frances Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags 4:50 PM 01/06/2015 Ryan Girdusky Political Consultant As more French Jews face anti-Semitic attacks, many are leaving for Israel. Most of the attacks have come from Muslims, whether immigrants or French-born, many of whom have not assimilated into French society if not rejecting French society entirely. Compounding the dangerous situation, Frances left-wing government refuses to acknowledge the scope of this crisis, apparently more afraid of losing Muslim votes they depend on than in defending Frances half-million Jews. Israels Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is expecting Little Paris neighborhoods to pop...
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • Activist critical of police undergoes use of force scenarios

    01/08/2015 11:19:51 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies
    FOX10 Phoenix ^ | 7 January 2015
    We've seen protests all across the country after police officers have been accused of shooting people who aren't armed. An activist critical of police undergoes use of force scenarios... YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK
  • As New York Police Strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio Outlaws Packing Peanuts

    01/08/2015 8:18:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    With the NYPD slowdown due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support for racist cop killers, no one is actually enforcing the minor rules and regulations, summonses aren’t being issued and people hop turnstiles in the subway with reckless abandon.But petty tyrants aren’t to be deterred and Mayor Wilhelm/De Blasio has focused in on the city’s greatest enemy. Packing peanuts. Nearly two years after Mr. Bloomberg first proposed banishing the material in his final State of the City address, de Blasio administration officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they have completed the deed.Beginning on July 1, food establishments...
  • Dump Truck [driver, not truck] Intentionally Hits 2 Pr. Georges County Cruisers

    01/08/2015 8:05:34 AM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    CBS News Washington D.C. ^ | Janaury 7, 2015
    GLENARDEN, Md. (WNEW/AP) A dump truck rammed into two Prince Georges County cruisers in Glenarden Wednesday, and police believe it was intentional. Police say the dump truck hit the two cruisers in the Woodmore Town Center parking lot near Route 202 and I-95. Preliminarily, police believe the dump truck intentionally hit the cruisers and the driver is in custody. No officers were in the cruisers at the time of the crash, and there are no reported injuries. Police say the driver likely faces first-degree assault and related charges.
  • Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown

    01/08/2015 7:05:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 7, 2015 | Aurin Squire
    For the second consecutive week, New York City police have virtually ceased writing tickets and arresting people for many nonviolent crimes, on the order of a 90 percent drop from a year earlier. After perceived slights by Mayor Bill de Blasio, civil protests against police brutality, and the murder of two officers by a deranged gunman, the New York Police Department is fighting back by not doing its job. Or rather, police appear to be using their resentment as an organizing incentive to skip certain non-essential cop duties. The police seem to be trying to teach a lesson to a...
  • Former Holyoke (MA) police chief says President Obama created era of mistrust in race relations

    01/08/2015 5:15:26 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | Anthony R. Scott
    I have been putting off writing this op-ed piece for the past several months hoping in vain that our President and Attorney Eric Holder would become real leaders and not continue down the racist road they have been traveling. However the most recent police murders in New York City have prompted me to break my silence. I did not vote for President Obama when he first ran nor did I vote for him in 2012. When he was first elected I hoped that as a person of color he would move race relations forward and become a good, if not...
  • Police officer shot in new Paris attack

    01/08/2015 2:05:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/8/12 | CBS stafff
    France's top security official was forced to abandon a top-level meeting Thursday morning about the deadly attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris after just 10 minutes to rush to the scene of another shooting on the southern edge of the French capital. Interior Minister Berbard Cazeneuve said two people, including a police officer, were gravely wounded in the shooting Thursday in the southern Paris suburb of Montrouge, which came amid an ongoing manhunt for two heavily armed brothers -- one with possible links to al Qaeda -- suspected in the methodical killing of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo...
  • Two police officers injured in southern Paris shooting

    01/08/2015 12:45:51 AM PST · by radu · 15 replies
    ITV News ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | ITV
    Two police officers have been injured, one critically, when two gunmen armed with automatic weapons opened fire in southern Paris, French media are reporting. The Paris prosecutor's office said no link has been confirmed "at this time" between today's shooting and the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Le Monde reported. French police are carrying out manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people on Wednesday at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in a presumed Islamist militant strike.
  • Unarmed Paris Police Retreated From Terrorist Gunmen

    01/07/2015 4:41:52 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/7/2015 | huck Ross
    Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists who slaughtered 10 journalists at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, retreated from the gunmen because they were unarmed, according to an eyewitness. Three policemen had arrived on bikes but had to leave because the men were armed, obviously, Benoit Bringer, who works on the same floor as Charlie Hebdos offices, told France Info radio, according to The Guardian. Then the attackers took off in a car.
  • Victoria Police Officer Fired After Tasing Incident

    01/07/2015 2:10:40 PM PST · by potlatch · 32 replies
    The Victoria Advocate ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Bianca Montes
    A Victoria police officer accused of using excessive force during a Dec. 11 traffic stop was fired Monday, Jan 5. Nathanial Robinson was placed on administrative leave while an internal and criminal investigation took place after the 23-year-old officer tased a 76-year old Victoria man twice. Victoria Police Chief J.J. Craig said it was determined that Robinson violated three departmental policies; conduct and performance, use of force and arrest without a warrant. The announcement of Robinsons termination was announced late Monday in a news release. A criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers into the officers conduct during the traffic stop...