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  • Man Says Police Wouldn’t Let Him Help His Dog After They Shot It

    07/26/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    -snip- Theall told the TV station that he is less angry about the shooting since the officer was likely surprised. But what did upset him was the officer’s refusal to let Theall and his wife take Doctor for treatment for more than an hour. The officer even twice used his police cruiser to block the man from getting help for the dog, Theall claims. “No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life,” he said. “The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit,” Theall continued. “Finally...
  • 3 men pull out guns outside of Rouses after man tries to shoplift steak, Mobile police say

    07/25/2014 9:30:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- On Friday afternoon a tense scene played out in front of the Rouses Supermarket on Theodore Dawes Road. Three people drew their guns after a reported theft, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said. Donnie James Moore, 60 had shoplifted steaks from the grocery store before officers arrived at 12:20 p.m., according to MPD. When a loss prevention officer tried to stop him, Moore shoved past him. Moore made it to his car, where he grabbed a gun. He pulled it on the officer, MPD spokesman Officer Terence Perkins said. The loss prevention officer stepped back and pulled...
  • Police-beating verdict cause for deep cynicism

    01/22/2014 3:13:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 22, 2014 | Steven Greenhut
    So it wasn’t surprising when, in July 2011, the Fullerton political establishment rushed to the defense of officers who had beaten a 130-pound homeless schizophrenic named Kelly Thomas. The public saw the published photo of Thomas’ horribly swollen and bruised face, yet the mayor went on TV saying he had seen worse injuries in the Vietnam War and that it was unclear what killed Thomas, who died in a hospital days after the whomping. We also learned that police officers confiscated the video camera of a bystander and were allowed to watch the surveillance video of the incident and essentially...
  • Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged

    07/23/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-14 | Matt McKinney
    The moment Paul Trott let his two dogs out in the backyard he could see a problem. Someone had broken the gate at the rear of the yard, and the dogs made a dash for the opening and into the alley beyond. As his partner Josh Lyczkowski ran out the door to collect the dogs, they heard someone in the alley shout “No! Don’t! Stop!,” according to Lyczkowski. Then they heard a gunshot. Their largest dog, Tito, a Cane Corso that weighed about 120 pounds, had been fatally shot in the head. Lyczkowski arrived so soon after the shooting that...
  • Calgary: Pro-Palestinian protesters aren't the problem, the cops are

    07/23/2014 6:27:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/23/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    As Canada Free Press reported, Pro-Palestinian demonstrations have taken place in many cities and countries throughout the West. These protests occasionally turned violent as did the one held last Friday in Calgary, Alberta. But what happened in Calgary was different.
  • $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home (Illinois)

    07/23/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri
    $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home By Marwa Eltagouri July 22, 2014 A judge set bail at $75,000 today for a south suburban police officer accused of firing his handgun while off-duty in Country Club Hills, with one of the rounds ending up in a wall inside someone's home, authorities said. Country Club Hills police officer John Silas, 38, charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, was in court today before Markham Courthouse Judge Darren Bowden, who set bail at $75,000, according to a statement from the Cook County state's attorney's office. According to Ben Briet,...
  • Policing America

    07/23/2014 4:20:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | John Stossel
    I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today? Apparently it means the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. To a hammer, everything resembles a nail. SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or robberies where hostages were taken. But today there are more than 50,000 "no-knock raids" a year. It's...
  • "Coronary By Cop": Should Police Follow Suspects' Orders, Or The Other Way Around?

    07/22/2014 11:44:48 AM PDT · by IChing · 71 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Donald Joy
    Hmm, let’s see, a 6′ 4″, 400-lb career criminal–with 31 prior arrests on a variety of charges ranging from drug possession to assault–adamantly refuses to be taken into custody by police who are investigating yet another an alleged crime by him (while he is out on bail facing 3 other charges), and he starts actively resisting when they try to handcuff him.. Then, in the ensuing struggle, he has a heart attack while being subdued by multiple officers, one of them using what many cops posting in online forums are insisting is not actually the form of choke-hold banned for...
  • Watch: Police Knock Arab MK to the Ground

    07/22/2014 12:46:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Police have been showing less patience for extremist Arab MKs' antics lately, MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) learned Monday in Nazareth when he attempted to storm the local police station. The video shows Barakeh, who has been inolved in numerous scuffles with authorities over the years, trying to storm the Nazareth police station together with an Arab mob. The police form a wall and push the crowd back, and Barakeh eventually finds himself on the ground. Police arrested two of Barakeh's sons, and 21 other citizens, following the large scale demonstration in Nazareth on Monday, which was attended by thousands. The...
  • Suspicious Bag Found on Metro Bus in Kent Was Police Training Aid

    07/21/2014 3:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014
    A suspicious bag found on a Metro bus in Kent that caused an hours-long road closure and an evacuation of passengers turned out to be a King County Sheriff's Office training aid. The bag was reported at 7:51 a.m. Monday on the bus at Southeast 240th Street and 104th Southeast. King County Sheriff’s Office bomb technicians responded and a robot was used to destroy the bag. The Sheriff's Office later sent out a tweet apologizing to the drivers and businesses on Kent's East Hill who were impacted by the incident, saying their training aid was at fault. Southeast 24oth Street...
  • Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

    07/17/2014 7:17:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | July 16, 2014 | CBS
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Jersey City police officer will be disciplined, after allegedly posting information online about possible gang retaliation after police shot and killed a man who murdered a fellow officer. As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea said rumors of more violence crop up frequently when a police officer is shot. “We have had, in the past, allegations of potential retaliation against police officers but that is a fairly common occurrence and we haven’t been able to attach any credence to it,” Shea said. In this...
  • Police helmet camera captures fatal shooting of James Boyd

    07/17/2014 12:40:48 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 39 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 22 Mar 2014 | KRQE ABQ
    Albuquerque police’s new chief says the latest officer involved shooting that killed a homeless man in the foothills is justified. But new video police released Friday is raising a lot of questions about how it all played out. The release came Friday as APD’s first press conference since the shooting. http://krqe.com/2014/03/21/apd-officer-involved-shooting-was-justified/ Read more at
  • Young war veteran shot, killed by police

    07/17/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    WMC Action News 5 ^ | July 16, 2014 | WMCActionNews5.com Staff
    GERMANTOWN, TN - (WMC) - A young war veteran was shot and killed by Germantown police officers Tuesday night just before 10 p.m. Justin Neil Davis' best friend, who asked to be called Val, told WMC Action News 5 that Davis went to Cameron Brown Park in Germantown off Farmington Boulevard, because it is where he had happy memories of his childhood. Davis was reportedly sitting in his car with a rifle and thoughts of suicide when Germantown police shot and killed him. Wednesday night, family and friends say they still have questions.
  • Report: Jersey City police face gang threats after shootings

    07/16/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | July 16, 2014
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- There are serious threats against police officers in northern New Jersey from gang members who want to retaliate for a deadly shooting at an all-night Walgreens drugstore Sunday morning, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports. Sources told WCBS-TV that Jersey City police have stepped up patrols following two police-involved shootings this week.
  • Police Chase in Stockton, CA Bank robbers with hostages,

    07/16/2014 3:38:46 PM PDT · by machogirl · 22 replies
    July 16, 2014 | me
    Gannett, can not source. Chase over. Possibly THREE dead and two needing ambulances. One of the hostages was reportedly a 12 year-old girl.
  • Miami Cop in Trouble after Pulling Over Speeding Driver, who Turns out to be internal Affairs

    07/16/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 14 July, 2014 | Miami Police Officer
    A Miami police officer pulled a car over for speeding last month, which turned out to be a plainclothes internal affairs lieutenant who shoved the door open on the officer after refusing to provide his drivers license, leading to a struggle on the side of the road that was caught on camera. As the two were on the ground wresting, another three Miami cops who just happened to be in the area pulled up and piled on the screaming driver– only to pull off when they realized the man at the bottom was an internal affairs lieutenant from their own...
  • Police encounters are often deadly for dogs

    07/14/2014 5:34:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-14 | Sue Manning
    LOS ANGELES -- The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear. "There will be times when police need to defend themselves because they are being attacked by a dog and don't have a choice, but that is the minority of cases," said Brian Kilcommons, a Southbury, Conn., dog behaviorist and trainer. He is featured in the five-part series that teaches officers to detect the warning signs of an aggressive dog and how to avoid using lethal force. Efforts...
  • Widow of man shot in theater ‘for texting’ hits out at judge after ‘shooter’ released

    07/13/2014 10:21:09 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 260 replies
    UK DailyMail online ^ | 11 July 2014 | By ALEX GREIG and SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Bail was set at $150,000 for the release of Curtis Reeves, 71, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Chad Oulson, 43 Appeals court ruled that a district judge may have made an error by failing to set bail for Reeves Reeves shot and killed Oulson at a movie theater in January after a dispute over text messaging The former police captain must stay home, wear an ankle monitor, surrender his guns and avoid contact with victim's widow 'We are flooded, we are devastated,' said lawyer representing Nicole Oulson after news of Reeves' impending release
  • Drug charges dropped against prominent Leesburg businessman

    07/11/2014 9:24:19 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 11 replies
    LoudounTimes.com ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 | Crystal Owens
    Drug charges against a prominent Leesburg businessman were dropped today prior to a preliminary hearing in Loudoun County General District Court due to a lack of evidence. Thomas C. Watson, 41, was arrested March 19 on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute after police said a package with oxycodone and MDMA was delivered to his Leesburg home. ... “He did not accept the packages - in fact he rejected them. He wrote on the packages 'Return to Sender' and 'Wrong Recipient.' They were placed in his car to take to the post office...
  • Breaking News - Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!! Must Watch!!

    07/10/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/09/14 | Van Prepper
    Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act.
  • ‘All he needed was help,’ friends say of Iraqi war vet killed in incident with KC police

    07/09/2014 6:11:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | June 3 | TONY RIZZO
    Issac Sims left Iraq alive, but not unscathed. The lingering effects of a serious head injury and the emotional trauma wrought by the sights and sounds of war never left him. On Sunday, with the demons of untreated post-traumatic stress disorder roiling his mind, Sims grabbed a rifle and started firing off shots in and outside his family’s modest home on Kansas City’s East Side. ******* Officers summoned tactical teams to surround the area. After a standoff of about five hours, police said, Sims emerged and pointed the rifle at officers. They fired. And Sims was dead at the age...
  • Minneapolis Police to Use Body Cameras as Early as September

    07/08/2014 3:10:42 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | Jay Kolls
    We now know when and where Minneapolis Police officers will soon be testing body cameras on the streets. The Minneapolis Police Department has confirmed that dozens of officers will test the body cameras in three precincts in late September or early October. The tests will be done in precincts that generally have higher police activity. MPD says the body cams will be used for testing purposes only in the First Precinct downtown, the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis and the Fifth Precinct in southwest Minneapolis. The city council set aside $400,000 to buy the cameras for the 2014 budget. Mayor...
  • Family Of Cop-Killer-If Officer Had Stayed In His Car, He Wouldn’t Have Been Shot

    07/07/2014 11:25:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    IJreview ^ | 7-7-2014 | Mike Miller
    The family of a man who used a semi-automatic rifle to kill an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night says it isn’t fair that the alleged shooter – Major Davis, Jr. – should “keep being dragged through the mud.” They also blamed the officer for not staying in his police car. As reported by WISH-TV, Davis was seen brandishing a semi-automatic rifle Saturday night in Indianapolis, which led to a 911 call that dispatched police to look for him: When IMPD Officer Perry Renn found Davis at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue, Davis opened fire on Officer Renn. Davis was...
  • Fatal shooting by Pasco detectives protested

    07/07/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 7/7/14 | GARY S. HATRICK
    About 125 family and friends of Jerry Brown marched down Fifth Avenue in the rain Sunday afternoon to protest after the 41-year-old was fatally shot last week by Pasco County sheriff’s detectives. Detectives said they shot Brown on Tuesday during an undercover drug deal near Big Ben Tires, 4128 Gall Blvd., where Brown was employed. The sheriff’s office said detectives were arresting Brown, a Lakeland resident, for selling prescription drugs. Brown was later found to be unarmed, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said. On Sunday, protesters chanted “Justice for Jerry” as they walked and carried signs. Some wore T-shirts printed...
  • LAPD to Halt Detention of Undocumented Immigrants at Request of ICE

    07/07/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | BY ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
    The city of Los Angeles announced Monday that it will no longer honor requests from federal immigration officials to detain undocumented immigrants for possible deportation without either a court order or arrest warrant, citing constitutional concerns raised by recent court decisions. In announcing the decision, Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief Charlie Beck cited a recent decision by a federal judge in Oregon who found that local authorities violated the 4th Amendment rights of an undocumented immigrant held for two weeks on an ICE hold despite being eligible for release. Specifically, the judge found that such detainers lacked the necessary...
  • Fearing Lawsuits, Sheriffs Balk at U.S. Request to Hold Noncitizens for Extra Time

    07/06/2014 7:06:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | By JENNIFER MEDINA
    Sheriffs around the nation are openly rejecting the Obama administration policy of holding noncitizens who are accused or convicted of crimes for extra time, which for years has enabled the federal government to begin deportation proceedings for thousands of immigrants. The phenomenon started this spring, after a federal judge in Oregon ruled that a sheriff there had violated one immigrant woman’s civil rights by holding her in the county jail solely at the request of federal agents. “When a judge says something is in violation of the Fourth Amendment, I am not going to just keep doing it,” said Sheriff...
  • Police Take Horrific Action 'Every 98 Minutes' [Dog Killings]

    07/06/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 7, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    A rash of animal shootings by police officers nationwide has law-enforcement agencies running for cover amid growing public outrage that could force state legislatures to require greater accountability from men and women in uniform. Police in Utah shot a family’s dog while searching for a lost boy, prompting hundreds of pet owners to protest June 28 in front of the Salt Lake City Police Department headquarters. They carried signs demanding “justice for Geist,” a 110-pound Weimaraner shot by a city cop within the dog’s fenced-in back yard. The “missing” boy was later found sleeping in his home. State police in...
  • Russian Policewomen to Be Disciplined for Wearing Short Skirts

    The Interior Ministry has launched a crackdown to combat the trend toward shrinking hemlines witnessed among Russia's female police officers, Izvestia reported Monday. The ministry imposed a ban against all uniform modifications in response to the growing number of shortened skirts worn by women, and the tendency of their male counterparts to hack off their shirt sleeves. In addition to modifications, police are now prohibited from mixing their uniforms with civilian clothing, and from wearing wrinkled items, Izvestia reported, citing a decree handed down by Deputy Interior Minister Sergei Gerasimov to all heads of departments. Gerasimov warned that such liberties...
  • Woman steals police cruiser, breaks into man's house, cops say

    07/04/2014 6:47:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 3, 2014 | Kate Jacobson
    After you've been accused of stealing a $1,300 laptop from Best Buy, why not steal a cop car too? Police in Boynton Beach said Candice Kelly, 33, did just that. While being questioned for shoplifting, a handcuffed Kelly managed to get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and take off. Two officers followed her in a second cruiser, and their chase ended with a fender bender between the two cop cars.
  • Florida sheriff defends acquisition of surplus MRAP

    07/02/2014 5:59:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2014
    Florida sheriff defends acquisition of surplus MRAP Published June 30, 2014 Associated Press DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. – A decision by one Panhandle sheriff's office to purchase a military surplus MRAP is being criticized by some residents. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that the Walton County Sheriff's office bought the mine-resistant and ambush-resistant MRAP for just the $2,500 cost of delivery. Sheriff Mike Adkinson says the heavy-duty vehicle will protect his officers in dangerous situations. But some residents told the newspaper that the military vehicle is an unnecessary show of force in their largely rural county.
  • Police Sorry for Fining One-Armed Bike Rider

    07/01/2014 5:48:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jul 2014
    Police have apologized to a one-armed man in Cologne after fining him €25 for only having one hand brake on his bicycle. Bogdan Ionescu from Cologne modified his bicycle so that he could drive it safely using his one hand. But he was stopped at the end of March by a policeman who told him the bike was illegal according to German road safety laws. The bike had no right-hand brake and so was not roadworthy, the officer told him, and handed him a €25 fine. Now, after the cyclist's plight caught the attention of local and national media on...
  • ‘Cannibal Cop’ expected to be freed if conviction is overturned

    07/01/2014 3:17:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joe Tacopino
    In a stunning reversal, infamous Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle will likely have his conviction for a bizarre kidnapping conspiracy scheme overturned on Tuesday after a judge decided to revoke the guilty verdict in the flesh-eating fetish plot, a source said. The disgraced NYPD veteran, who was convicted of hatching a “heinous” plan to cook, kill, and eat several women — including his own wife — was facing life in prison for the crime. But Valle will likely have the major charge of conspiracy overturned and the sentence vacated with only a misdemeanor charge of using police computers to track down...
  • Video Shows Officer Forcing Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking [LV]

    06/30/2014 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    Lasvegas.cbslocal.com ^ | June 30, 2014 8:43 AM | Staff
    TEMPE, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) - An Arizona State University English professor is claiming self-defense against a campus police officer who slammed her to the front of a police car last month. Dr. Ersula Ore was walking near campus when she was stopped by an officer while crossing College Avenue near Fifth Street. “The reason I’m talking to you right now is because you are walking in the middle of the street,” Officer Stewart Ferrin said in a video recording obtained by KTVK. “Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID.” “Are you...
  • GOTCHA! Truck Driver Busts Cop On His Cellphone, Speeding [VIDEO]

    06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A truck driver showed what can happen when police officers find out they’re being videotaped. Brian Miner was pulled over in Illinois last week after he honked his truck horn at a state police officer he claims was using his cellphone while speeding on a wet highway. “I pulled you over – the horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the officer told Miner, who recorded the traffic stop. “Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” said Miner, explaining why he was honking. “Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” said the officer....
  • Refuse an alcohol breath test July 4? Expect to give blood

    06/30/2014 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    KVAL ^ | 06/25/14 | Chris Liedle
    EUGENE, Ore. - If you refuse to take an alcohol breath test this Fourth of July weekend, be prepared to give blood. Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
  • Arlington Police Officer's Response to Pit Bull Call Goes Viral

    06/29/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Jun 27, 2014 | Tim Ciesco
    An Arlington Police officer’s act of kindness towards a pit bull is going viral. Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help. Arlington Police Sergeant Gary Carter has always been a big fan of dogs – which is why he now has a lot of fans himself. “I’m still kind of speechless on how this has turned out,” said Carter. “I never expected this at all.” On Thursday, he and another officer went out to the 400 block of...
  • Trucker Pulls COP Over For Speeding and Talking On His Cellphone (Video)

    06/29/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-29-2014 | TRN
    Man bites dog! This one is an instant classic. Cop tries denying it at first... but ultimately gives in and admits. Make sure to watch until the comment at the end. WATCH:
  • VIDEO: Owner confronts cops after dog shot to death

    06/28/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 91 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 06/27/2014 | dingledd
    "This is the video of my experience with SLCPD the day I was told my best friend was shot. — at my own Back Yard." Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police who were searching for missing three-year-old boy Sean Kendall said the Salt Lake City animal control department contacted him and told him a police officer had shot his dog in the head. Kendall said that the dog had been locked up in the fenced backyard of his house. He drove home and demanded answers about the incident from several police officers who were outside his...
  • Police pursue armed suspect in Roseville

    06/27/2014 1:12:45 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 27, 2014 - 3:06 PM | Star Tribune
    Multiple law enforcement agencies on Friday afternoon were responding to a report of an armed suspect at the 2900 block of Centre Pointe Drive in Roseville, the Roseville Police Department reports.
  • Albuquerque Police Dept. Kills 26 people in 4 years

    06/27/2014 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    Gun News ^ | 6-23-2014 | Tom Hudson
    I am so angry writing this that it is hard to know where to begin. So, let’s start with the facts. The Albuquerque Police Department has killed 26 people since 2010 and wounded 40 more. To put this into perspective, this is twice the per capita rate as New York City and eight times the rate of Chicago. Walter White killed as many people as the Albuquerque police have! This news is disturbing and infuriating at the same time. The people in Albuquerque are not safe, but it isn’t because of regular street thugs–it is because of thugs with badges....
  • Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

    06/26/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26 at 10:27 AM | RADLEY BALKO
    As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded by several police agencies in a given geographic area and overseen by an executive board, which is usually made up of police chiefs from member police departments -------------- Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501(c)(3) organizations. And it’s here that we run into problems. According to the ACLU, the LECs are claiming that the 501(c)(3) status means that they’re private corporations, not government agencies.
  • Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

    06/25/2014 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2014 | ADAM LIPTAK
    <p>In a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.</p> <p>Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the court, said the vast amount of data contained on modern cellphones must be protected from routine inspection.</p>
  • School Principals Use Police Against Parents with Gun Permits

    06/25/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Two principals in widely separated states tried to use police against parents with gun permits.   Both principals ended up on the losing side, when the parents refused to fold, and took them to court.  In the most recent case, the principal at Stratton Elementary School in Massachusetts contacted police after the father showed the principal his gun permit.   The father had come to talk to the principal about a drawing the son had made.  From whdh.com: The principal said the boy had drawn a phallic symbol, but 40-year-old Robert Goodwin said his son had actually drawn a gun similar...
  • Tea party, police clash in western Wisconsin town

    06/22/2014 9:46:23 AM PDT · by gorush · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, June 22, 2014 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pedestrian bridge over Interstate 90 has linked the two sides of a western Wisconsin burg for decades, providing a test of courage for bike-riding children and a symbol of home for travelers returning from Minnesota. Over the last year, the town of Campbell’s overpass has become the front line in a Hatfield vs. McCoy free-speech clash between a tea party activist and the police chief. The fight was spurred by last summer’s national push for tea party overpass protests calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment. Nowhere, though, has the protest caused as much of an...
  • Salt Lake City Police Try to Address Outrage Over Dog Shooting

    06/21/2014 3:22:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jun 20 2014 | Bob Mims
    Fenced backyard » Dog killed on its home ground, questions arise over why nonlethal response wasn’t used first.The Salt Lake City Police Department is trying to get ahead of public outrage over an officer’s shooting of an alleged aggressive dog in its fenced backyard during a neighborhood search for a child later found asleep in his own basement. The 3-year-old boy, described as non-verbal and unresponsive to his name being called, was reported missing by his parents from his home near 2500 South and Fillmore Street (1400 East) about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A door-to-door neighborhood search ensued. The child was...
  • Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90

    06/21/2014 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | June 21, 2014 | Randall Chase
    Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont Co. chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world. A pioneer as a woman in a heavily male field, Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington. At the time, DuPont was looking for strong, lightweight fibers that could replace steel in automobile tires and improve fuel economy.
  • White Detroit Police Lieutenant Files Discrimination Complaint Against Department

    06/20/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2014 | CBS News
    A lieutenant in charge of the Detroit Police Department’s drug unit says he was the victim of racial discrimination and subjected to a hostile work environment for reporting wrongdoing. Lt. Charles Flanagan, who is white, filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on May 28, four days after Internal Affairs conducted an audit of the Narcotics Section, according to a report in the Detroit News.
  • Legislature Considering More Transparency For Asset Forfeiture

    06/19/2014 11:36:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/18/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A package of bills that would provide more transparency in asset forfeiture cases in Michigan is being considered by the Legislature. House Bills 5250, 5251, 5252 and 5081 would require law enforcement agencies to disclose the number of criminal asset forfeiture proceedings, the alleged violation of the law and whether a person was charged or convicted, the date the property was seized, a description and value of the property, and a few other details. Michigan has had numerous problems with asset forfeiture in the past, with money and property being seized by police from innocent people. The state has taken...
  • Shock Claim: Police Officer Slit Dog’s Throat

    06/19/2014 6:52:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A Baltimore police officer is facing felony animal cruelty charges after he allegedly slit the throat of a 7 year-old dog that had already been placed under control. The incident happened Saturday, and Baltimore police officials announced charges against the unnamed officer on Wednesday. Sarah Gossard’s Shar Pei, Nala, was loose over the weekend when police were called to catch her. But after using a dog pole to round up Nala, one officer made a shocking move. “Unfortunately, at some point after the dog was contained, one of our officers used a knife and cut the dog’s throat,” said Baltimore...
  • Explosive accusations against Evans Police Dept. in Ashley Fallis death investigation

    06/17/2014 9:28:45 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 14 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | Justin Joseph
    Eight weeks after police reopened the investigation into Ashley Fallis’ 2012 death, there are more questions and new accusations of misconduct concerning the Evans Police Department.snip“They will do whatever it takes to solve a crime the way they want to solve it,” said the former officer. “If you complain and tell the truth against the culture you’re retaliated against. If you’re asked questions and if you’re caught at something you deny, deny, deny."