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  • Federal Appeals Court Rebukes Florida Cops for Using SWAT-Style Raids to Check Barbers' Licenses

    09/18/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 51 replies
    Reason.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Today a federal appeals court rebuked police in Orange County, Florida, for mounting a warrantless, SWAT-style raid on a barbership under the pretense of assisting state inspectors. "We have twice held, on facts disturbingly similar to those presented here, that a criminal raid executed under the guise of an administrative inspection is constitutionally unreasonable," says the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. "We hope that the third time will be the charm." On August 19, 2010, two inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) visited the Strictly Skillz Barbershop in Orlando...
  • Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

    09/18/2014 5:59:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9-18-2014 | Craig Timberg
    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information. The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal quandary: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked...
  • “Militarized” Police Failed to Stop Ferguson Riots

    09/17/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Let the media and the politicians tell these business owners, who lost everything, that the police were too "militarized." The so-called “militarization” of police is a theme that has been repeated ad nauseam by the media. Politicians have jumped on the bandwagon, and they quickly held a September 8th hearing through the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to examine this alleged problem. What they got was testimony—mostly ignored by the media—about how military-style equipment in the hands of the police can actually save lives. At issue is the Congressionally-authorized 1033 program, which provides surplus equipment from the...
  • Need Advice On Looking At Colleges

    09/16/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT · by usconservative · 77 replies
    Self | 9/16/2014 | USConservativ
    Ok, I need some help here on a topic I know absolutely nothing about: how to evaluate colleges. My oldest son is graduating high school this year and wants to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He has an excellent GPA (3.7/4.0) and achieved a 32 on his ACT test and as a result we're getting solicitations from colleges all over the country from as far south as Tulane in Louisiana, Hofstra in New York, University of Southern California, Michigan State, Valparaiso University, Marquette and others. We've narrowed down the list of colleges we're visiting based on his desire to...
  • Legalized Highway Robbery – How the Government can Seize the Property of Innocent Americans

    09/16/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 23 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 9-15-14 | Cara Sullivan
    Last week, The Washington Post published “Stop and Seize,” a three-part series chronicling the government’s seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from Americans not charged with a crime. Asset forfeiture laws are designed to protect the public and deter crime by taking property gained through criminal activity. However, criminals are not the only ones who have their property confiscated. According to The Washington Post, since 2001, police have seized $2.5 billion in cash from people who were never charged with a crime. Law enforcement must retain their ability to prevent criminals from bearing the fruits of criminal...
  • 'Extremely dangerous' survivalist named suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper ambush

    09/16/2014 1:12:50 PM PDT · by lightman · 206 replies
    Fox news ^ | 16 September AD 2014 | Staff
    The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist... Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference where he revealed the suspect's name. Noonan called Frein "extremely dangerous." "
  • Valley Police Dept Says Nothing About Rumors Of Hidden Cams Aimed At Women

    09/16/2014 3:53:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 3 replies
    KMJ.580 ^ | September 15, 2014 | Unknown
    Rumors are rampant about male public safety employees in Ceres placing hidden cameras aimed at women, and the city isn't saying much about it. The stories about cameras placed under a woman's desk and in changing areas at the Ceres Police Department came to the attention of the Stanislaus chapter of the NAACP. President Frank Johnson says they got so many calls they thought it was a prank, and he says if it's not true, they'll apologize - but if it is true, the organization will take action against it. The city attorney would only say action is being taken...
  • UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    09/13/2014 12:55:14 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 153 replies
    WNEP ^ | 9/13/14 | Amanda Kelley
    <p>BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police have confirmed there has been a shooting at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. There is no one in custody at this time. Newswatch 16 has a crew on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.</p>
  • 'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop (race card)

    09/15/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/2014 | CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts said Monday in an interview on CNN's "New Day." Police responded to a citizen complaint that "a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes" outside the gate of CBS Studio Center on...
  • Actress Daniele Watts handcuffed for failing to show ID to police

    09/14/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 180 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    At first glance, this story doesn’t look like the sort of thing which would normally catch our attention, but it really does tie in to broader issues currently under discussion nationally in terms of race relations and how the police interact with those they serve and protect. Out on the left coast, quite close to the liberal Ground Zero of Hollywood, actress Daniele Watts ran into some trouble this week. (You may remember Watts from her appearance in Django Unchained among other roles.) As Reason tells the tale, she was outdoors, hanging out with her husband and talking on the...
  • Utah woman blames race for fatal shooting of son by Saratoga Springs police

    09/13/2014 9:18:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2014
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. Susan Hunt of Saratoga Springs said her family wants answers about what happened leading up to Wednesday's shooting by officers of her son, Darrien Hunt.
  • Anaheim police officers to wear cameras

    09/10/2014 11:37:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 10, 2014 | Louis Casiano Jr.
    ANAHEIM – The Anaheim Police Department could be the first agency in the county to require officers to wear video cameras while on patrol, after the City Council unanimously approved the the $1.15 million purchase of 250 of the devices Tuesday. The first officers are expected to be outfitted with the body-mounted cameras in November, with all of them wearing the devices by April. It’s part of the department’s effort to increase transparency and mend a fragile relationship with the public after several high-profile shootings.
  • Ferguson officials plan to create civilian board to oversee police

    09/10/2014 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Philip Caulfield
    Town officials in Ferguson, Mo., have moved to create a civilian group to monitor cops there, who have come under fire since the killing of a black teenager on Aug. 9. The Ferguson City Council on Monday said the proposed Citizen Review Board would be made up of locals not connected to the police or government, and would work with city officials to oversee and improve the much-maligned department, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
  • First female Somali police liaison in city inspires criticism and praise

    09/10/2014 5:06:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-9-14 | John M. Glionna
    At 22, Kadra Mohamed is a civilian employee of the police department, a community liaison officer making a courtesy call to a merchant, a time-tested neighborhood policing method. Still, this visit -- and many she makes -- breaks new ground. In March, the St. Paul Police Department hired Mohamed, its first female Somali community liaison officer, a move designed to improve the sometimes tense relations with 80,000 Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities -- more than half of them in St. Paul -- the nation's largest Somali community. Each time she wears her crisp blue police department uniform with its thick...
  • Group attacks Wichita youth football coach over lack of playing time; coach’s wife defends with gun

    09/09/2014 10:23:38 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 65 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/9/2014 | STAN FINGERTHE WICHITA EAGLE
    WICHITA Police are still looking for the men who threatened a youth football league coach with a gun and then began beating him before the coach’s wife pulled out a gun and fired it in the air to scare the attackers away. The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Monday at Linwood Park in south Wichita, Lt. James Espinoza said. A man watching the practice at the park at 1901 S. Kansas confronted the coach about his son’s lack of playing time, lifting his shirt to display a handgun tucked into the waist of his pants. Moments later, five or...
  • Shooting by SJPD officer: Police tried to seize my phone, says man who recorded scene

    09/07/2014 2:36:36 PM PDT · by She_is_my_ hero · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sept. 4, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- A San Jose resident who was one of several people recording the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting in South San Jose last month is alleging he was intimidated and threatened with detainment for refusing to surrender his cellphone or delete the images he took. The allegations are contained in an Aug. 21 internal-affairs complaint filed by Andrew Payne and comes as the issue of recording police performing their duties in public has gained national attention in light of the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri...
  • Stop and Sieze: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars

    09/07/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/6/14 | Michael Sallah
    The practice has been controversial since its inception at the height of the drug war more than three decades ago, and its abuses have been the subject of journalistic exposés and congressional hearings. But unexplored until now is the role of the federal government and the private police trainers in encouraging officers to target cash on the nation’s highways since 9/11.
  • War on Kids: Neighbor Begs Government to Shut Child’s Lemonade Stand

    09/06/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jordan Richardson
    On the corner of Patricia Avenue and San Salvador Drive in a Dunedin, Fla., neighborhood, 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero operates a lemonade stand to raise money for summer activities with his friends and family.His stand is usually open in the afternoon, and customers line up to sample his lemonade and baked goods. “I tried the strawberry before and it’s perfect,” one customer commented, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s what it’s about. He’s willing to work.”Hard work and business skills are the lessons learned in this venture. “It’s all about profit,” T.J. noted. He operates his stand with a little...
  • NYC Teachers Warned Not To Wear Pro-NYPD Shirts At School

    09/05/2014 4:16:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 5, 2014
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A T-shirt showdown has left two of the city’s most powerful unions at war – with teachers pitted against the NYPD. As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, many teachers across the city wore pro-police t-shirts after their union president, Michael Mulgrew, attended the Rev. Al Sharpton’s march protesting the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six who died while in police custody on July 17.
  • Orlando police shopping for new $230,000 armored vehicle (At least their fifth one)

    09/04/2014 3:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 5, 2014 | Mark Schlueb
    <p>While some law enforcement agencies are snatching up free military surplus vehicles, Orlando police plan to spend $230,000 for a new armored personnel carrier for the department's SWAT unit.</p> <p>It's not the Orlando Police Department's first armored vehicle — it already has three. But the new one will replace an 8-year-old model, and the city's original one is an older piece of military surplus that hasn't been used in years.</p>
  • CHP getting new wheels

    09/04/2014 4:06:39 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | September 4, 2014, | MATT BROWN
    ...The all-wheel-drive Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles are replacing the CHP’s fleet of Crown Victoria cruisers, a move officials hope will give the agency more versatility on and off roads. .... The Interceptor’s higher profile also prompted questions about stability on turns. But the car’s electronic stability control, one of the tricked-out features of the $26,000 vehicle, gives the driver superior handling, even at high speeds and through tight curves.
  • Springs cop charged with stealing from police union

    09/04/2014 3:18:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A Coral Springs police officer turned himself in at the Broward Main Jail early Thursday on charges of pilfering more than $1,500 from a police union and spending it at the supermarket, home improvement store and several restaurants. Doug Williams, former president of the city's police union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87, was charged with a grand theft, a third-degree felony. Williams, 56, began his career in Coral Springs in 1981 as an investigator, retired in September 2009 to collect his pension and was re-hired the same day as a part-time police officer. He has been suspended from...
  • St. Paul man arrested in skyway was in public area, city prosecutor says

    09/04/2014 4:45:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-3-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    Chris Lollie was in a public area of the St. Paul skyway when a security guard told police he was in a private area, the city attorney said Wednesday. A guard said the 28-year-old man was sitting "for some time" in a skyway-level lounge area designated for building employees, a police report said, and officers were responding to that information when they arrived, St. Paul City Attorney Sara Grewing said. The guard's report led to the Jan. 31 encounter with police that has drawn national attention and criticism. Whether the downtown area where Lollie was sitting was public or private...
  • York police warn of pricey hazards of Frosh Week

    09/04/2014 4:06:17 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 5 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | September 4, 2014 | Katelyn Verstraten
    Frosh week is well underway for post-secondary students in Ontario — and things could get expensive for some of the more mischievous young adults. York Regional Police issued a frosh week expense list on Wednesday, naming “a few activities considered to be college rituals” alongside the penalty for being caught partaking in each. “Frosh week is extremely fun. It can also be extremely expensive. And we’re not talking about the cost of your textbooks and varsity sweater,” the expense list states. Activities include starting a bonfire with your dorm room sofa (up to $5,000, jail, or both), forcing a pet...
  • Nixon cancels emergency order for Ferguson

    09/03/2014 3:01:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | 9/3/14
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the state of emergency that he declared Aug. 16 in response to looting and violent protesting in Ferguson.
  • Denmark, Germany launch joint patrols (police)

    09/03/2014 2:30:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 03 Sep 2014 09:23 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Police officers from both countries will in the future mount joint patrols in frontier areas, both in uniform and in plain clothes, it was agreed on Tuesday. […] Aimed primarily at organized crime rings, the new mode of operation will cover a territory extending 25 kilometers into Denmark and 30 kilometers into Germany. Officers will be armed, but it was stressed that weapons will only be used in emergency situations. Germany already has similar border-policing agreements with Poland and the Netherlands. …
  • Ferguson police are using body cameras

    09/02/2014 8:05:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 31, 2014 11:30 pm | Denise Hollinshed
    FERGUSON • Police officers here began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier.
  • Dozens of police departments report losing weapons supplied by Pentagon

    08/31/2014 10:58:39 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 42 replies
    ·FoxNews ^ | September 01, 2014 | ·FoxNews
    Images showing high-powered military rifles in the hands of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black man focused attention on a controversial Pentagon program that supplies that kind of weaponry to local police departments. Now reports reveal how some of those guns have been lost by law enforcement officials who received the weapons.
  • the nuclear option: when officer safety is job no. 1, citizens die

    08/31/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Rabin · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2014, | CHARLES HURT
    St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, officer safety is the number one issue, after two of his officers fired nine rounds into a shoplifter. Is a police officer's number one job really to protect himself and his partner? Really?
  • Arresting Photo of Sultry Lady Dutch Cop Sweeps the Internet

    08/31/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 113 replies
    Nw York Daily News ^ | Agust 27, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Internet users begging for arrest after photo of hot Dutch cop flares passions The sultry officer, armed with a pistol on her waist as she investigates a burglary, has gone viral again more than two years after the photo was originally snapped. The head-turning law enforcer's outfit of tight white pants and cowboy boots prompted users on Reddit to exclaim love at first sight. Her looks alone are arresting. A smokin’ hot female Dutch cop has the Internet swooning as a two-year-old photograph of the sexy officer has once again swept the web. The stunning law enforcement officer was snapped...
  • Celebrities, Congressional Black Caucus: Let's Nationalize Police

    08/30/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 August 2014 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Celebrities, Congressional Black Caucus: Let's Nationalize Police The New American 30 August 2014 Prominent celebrities and Congressional Black Caucus leaders endorsed a major nationalization of local police forces in a letter to President Obama. Full Article:http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/19025-celebrities-congressional-black-caucus-let-s-nationalize-police
  • Police departments admit losing military weapons

    08/29/2014 6:52:34 PM PDT · by christx30 · 61 replies
    The Pentagon has banned 145 law enforcement agencies from receiving surplus military weapons and supplies, part of a program under scrutiny after police in combat gear responded to protests in Ferguson, MO. In each case examined by the Cox Washington bureau, the departments were suspended after losing high-powered weapons. The Daytona Beach Police Department was blacklisted after reporting a lost Colt M16 rifle in January. "We still have not been able to find it," Daytona Beach Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said.
  • Town Passes Recording Ordinance After Cop Caught Dissing Obama

    08/29/2014 2:38:54 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 11 replies
    Fox9NJ ^ | 08/29/2014 | Meg Baker
    Helmetta, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Steven Wronko is a Helmetta, New Jersey resident who recently taped local police officer, Richard Recine, saying that he doesn't have to follow the U.S. Constitution because President Obama doesn't. .... Well now, the Helmetta town council met last night to discuss an ordinance that would ban the unauthorized taping of a public official in a public municipal building, such as the recording Wronko uncovered of officer Recine. .... Wronko went to city hall to file an OPRA request related to the animal shelter because he suspected neglect. That is when and where officer Recine...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor

    08/29/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor By Reagan Wilson on August 29, 2014 Charles C Johnson, a freelance journalist who has been covering the Mississippi Senator race better than anyone in the mainstream media, Daily Caller contributor, TheBlaze contributor, National Review contributor, author of “Why Coolidge Matters”, and the guy who did the research to debunk Everytown for Gun Safety’s school shooting map, seems to have information that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, may have been involved in a murder case as a...
  • Breaking: Michael Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case

    08/29/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT · by safetysign · 179 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/29/2014 | Kyle Becker
    Charles C. Johnson, the Editor-in-Chief of Got News and the investigator who debunked the Everytown shootings map, is suing the St. Louis County Court to release Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown’s juvenile arrest records. As relayed by the website YoungCons.com, Johnson claims that he has “confirmed” Michael Brown was arrested in a case involving second-degree murder: record Johnson earlier reported on Twitter that he had two contacts in the St. Louis Police Department tell him that Michael Brown had a juvenile criminal record, thus prompting the lawsuit: record2 The reporter has been challenged on his rationale for seeking the juvenile...
  • Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests (funereally continues...)

    08/28/2014 7:33:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/28/14 | Carey Gillam
    (Reuters) - A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, says law enforcement met a broad public outcry over the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown with "militaristic displays of force and weaponry," (and) engaged U.S. citizens "as if they were war combatants." The lawsuit seeks a total of $40 million on behalf of six...
  • Example of militarized police running over the rights of a poor down trodden black man.

    08/28/2014 11:47:52 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 9 replies
    Vanity | 8 28 2014 | Dick Bachert
    WARNING: LANGUAGE ALERT x 100!!!! Because I have been active in decrying the increased militarization of the police, in the interests of fairness and equal time, the link below will take you to an 8 minute Youtube audio of a highly PROFANE, VULGAR 1989 "conversation" between a "citizen" and a police officer who took "To Protect and SERVE" to levels few of us could or would have. Me? I'd have taken this miserable SOB straight to JAIL!! Can you say "terroristic threats"? Every police officer who hears this recording knows immediately what is happening here. Because, each of us has...
  • Police summoned to investigate fictional story about killing a dinosaur, student arrested

    08/28/2014 10:10:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Police State USA ^ | Posted on August 22, 2014 by Site Staff in News
    SUMMERVILLE, SC — Police were summoned to a high school after a boy wrote a story about using a gun to kill a dinosaur. The boy was searched, suspended from school, and subsequently handcuffed and arrested when he did not handle the interrogation calmly. Alex Stone, 16, said he was assigned to come up with a fictional story for a creative writing assignment at Summerville High School on August 19, 2014. The brief assignment involved writing a few lines that were supposed to mimic a social media post; a “status update” drafted on paper. Stone’s submission discussed himself and a...
  • A Modern Day, High-Tech Lynching of a Police Officer

    08/28/2014 9:27:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Damn the facts. President Obama and Attorney General Holder are railroading an innocent police officer to fit their narrative of racism in America. The President needs an indictment and conviction to please his last remaining group of supporters - black Americans. Remember polls show that Obama is now considered the worst president since WWII- lower rated than even Nixon or Carter. Yet in the last election Obama received 93 percent of black votes. That’s precisely why we are witnessing a modern-day, high-tech political and media lynching of an innocent police officer who clearly acted in self defense…if Michael Brown's supporters...
  • Another Ferguson? Wait, Wrong Race, No Interest

    08/28/2014 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Why has there been no media interest in the police shooting of an apparently unarmed suspect in Salt Lake City? Just two days after the shooting death of Michael Brown, an officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department shot and killed an unarmed 20-year-old. The Salt Lake City Police Department equips some of its officers with cameras. The department confirmed the officer who shot had a camera and that footage of the confrontation and shooting was captured, but they would not elaborate further, and the video of the encounter has yet to be released publicly. As with the Michael...
  • VIDEO: Riot troops use superior discipline to thwart rioters.

    08/28/2014 7:29:00 AM PDT · by walford · 29 replies
    Police Digest sa FB ^ | 04/24/2014 | unknown
    Here is an excellent example of what Barbarians (Non Romans) were confronted with when they came upon the Roman Legions. Pay close attention to how many men are actually fighting on the front line. Look at how they are reinforced. At the 3:00 Mark they make an echelon right movement, develop the line, make room for reinforcement and build a kill box on the left flank, develop that advantage and charge the enemy. Amazing video. (Thank you Modern Medievalist)
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister arrested 'for threatening to BLOW UP her boyfriend's ex

    08/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27 August 2014 | Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting a woman from Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30.
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Investigating 2 Armed Robberies Behind Mayo Civic Center(tackled by up to six)

    08/27/2014 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Lt. Mike Sadauskis said officers were called to the pavilion area of Mayo Park about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after a 28-year-old Rochester man had been tackled by up to six other men. The man told police one of the men had a gun and held it to his head. Sadauskis said the men assaulted the man and he gave up his backpack and personal items. The man didn't require treatment. On Monday night, Sadauskis said a 16-year-old boy was attacked in the same area while on his skateboard. Both victims gave a similar description of the gunman. Sadauskis said the...
  • Things I've learned from watching C.O.P.S.

    08/27/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Facebook ^ | ongoing | walford
    If you say "I didn't do nothing man" enough times, the officer will typically think, "ya know, this man is so adamant that he's innocent, I believe him. I'll let him go." If you struggle hard enough with the police while they're trying to put cuffs on you, the officers will typically think, "this one has spirit; I'll let him go." The one with no shirt is the innocent man. Only innocent people run from the police. "I wuz scurred!" Even if the officer finds contraband on the subject, if he's black, the officer is in reality hassling him on...
  • The Promiscuous Use of SWAT Teams Is a Bigger Problem Than Armored Vehicles on Our Streets

    08/27/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Contrary to what you may have heard, the armored vehicles that appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown did not come from the Pentagon. "Most of the stuff you are seeing in video coming out of Ferguson is not military," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department's press secretary, told reporters last week. "The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country." In other words: Don't blame the military for militarizing the police. Kirby has a point. Although the Pentagon has played a role by...
  • Hidden Video Of Dorian Johnson Within The Crowd – Prior To Talking To Media/Authorities…

    08/27/2014 6:03:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 27, 2014 | sundance
    CROWDSOURCING REQUEST – Located within this inital media feed video of the Ferguson shooting various rumors and speculations can be dispelled: 1. The Reporter outlines how several (5 or 6) shots were fired after the arrival of the media. Hence the initial problem for the Police securing, and processing, the crime scene. This was part of the delay in morgue body recovery. 2. Clearly you can see Officer Darren Wilson’s POLICE SUV being removed by flatbed tow truck as it was evidence in the shooting. 3. Almost every “eye witness”, as well as Dorian’s mom, can be seen (albeit quickly)...
  • A Problem Bigger than Ferguson

    08/27/2014 2:15:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-27-2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    The international spotlight has recently been shining on Ferguson, Mo., after an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer. There was massive national and international media coverage, much of it engendered by the tantalizing thought that here was a clear-cut case of racism leading to police brutality and indicative of the evil inherent in American society. Violent demonstrations and riots ensued, with massive property damage and many outside agitators descending on the town, supposedly to guarantee justice as defined by mob mentality. Perhaps it would be useful to examine the tragedy with the facts on the...
  • Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen

    08/26/2014 11:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/26/2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart. But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor. Critics say there’s a reason for the discrepancy in media coverage: race. Mr. Brown was black and the officer who shot him was white. Mr. Taylor wasn’t black —...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Utah: Black cop kills white man, media hide race

    08/25/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/25/2014 | Joe Kovacs
    While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy. Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters. Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on...