Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,230
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.8k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: police

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • AKP’s Syria police gathered from FSA, Al Nusra and ISIS (Turkey police in Syria are Terrorists)

    02/23/2017 8:06:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | February 22, 2017 | SEYİT EVRAN
    The groups AKP called “Syrian Police” and stationed in Jarablus, Rai and Azaz have been revealed to be members of FSA, Al Nusra and ISIS.AKP’s political and military institutionalization in line with their Turkifying concept to become permanent in the cities they invaded continue. Most recently, they have formed a “police” organization. Volunteers gathered from Ankara, Antep, Kilis and villages of Jarablus, Rai, Azaz and Shehba are paid 200 dollars and taken in for training. The trainees are called “police”, and some 400 of them have been sent to Jarablus, 250 to Rai and 300 to Azaz. There are still...
  • Paroled gang member kills California officer responding to traffic accident: police

    02/21/2017 9:29:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/20/2017 | Robert Jablon
    A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazel was wounded when they answered a report of a traffic accident in the eastern Los Angeles County suburb. A motorist pointed out the location of the car that had rear-ended his vehicle, and the officers approached the driver. "When they get him out of the car, they go to pat him down for weapons, they...
  • Watched

    02/21/2017 8:00:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 13, 2016 | Glenn Smith and Andrew Knapp
    Watched: Keeping tabs on the public Are the police spying on us? Police forces across the United States are stockpiling massive databases with personal information from millions of Americans who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with a crime. A person can end up in one of these databases by doing nothing more than sitting on a public park bench or chatting with an officer on the street. Once there, these records can linger forever and be used by police agencies to track movements, habits, acquaintances and associations – even a person’s marital and job status, The Post...
  • Police halt High Five Friday after concerns from parents (Northampton, MA)

    02/21/2017 11:04:17 AM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Students in Northampton used to begin Friday mornings with high fives and fist bumps from local police officers, but because of concerns from parents that program has been halted. The “High Five Friday” program aimed to bring uniformed police officers to the city’s elementary schools on Fridays to welcome students to school. The idea for the program began after a law enforcement conference in San Diego, in which High Five Fridays were promoted as a way for officers to engage with young people, WWLP reported. Northampton police said they received a lot of support for the program from the public,...
  • Whittier police officer killed in shootout; 2nd officer, suspect injured

    02/20/2017 2:08:17 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 39 replies
    abc7 ^ | 2-20-17 | abc7
    WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- A Whittier police officer was killed and another was wounded when they were fired upon while responding to a traffic accident Monday morning, authorities said. ~SNIP~The suspect, described as a "gang member type," was also in stable condition at the hospital. The identities of those involved in the incident were not immediately released.
  • Engineers Develop Origami-Inspired Bulletproof Shield To Protect Police Officers

    02/19/2017 8:38:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 18 February 2017, 6:24 am EST | Alyssa Navarro
    he new bulletproof shield developed by Howell and his colleagues can be folded compactly when not in use. It is also much easier to deploy and transport. When expanded, which only takes five seconds, the bulletproof shield can offer cover for police officers and shield them from bullets such as the 9 mm, .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum. This new shield is also lightweight, weighing only 55 pounds. It was built with 12 layers of Kevlar and a common creasing origami-like pattern, which makes it foldable into a more manageable size. During tests, the bulletproof shield prototype proved to be...
  • Woman helps prevent man from beating Baton Rouge officer

    02/19/2017 7:06:09 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/19/17 | Beau Evans, | The Times-Picayune
    A woman came to the rescue of a Baton Rouge Police officer who was attacked by a 28-year-old man he was trying to handcuff following a traffic stop Sunday morning (Feb. 19), police said. Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, leapt on the man's back and helped prevent him from continuing to hit the officer with his own baton, the Baton Rouge Police Department said in a Facebook post thanking her for her efforts. According to WBRZ, the officer initially found Thomas Bennet, 28, asleep in a car parked on Harry Drive in Baton Rouge. Syringes and a bag of cocaine were in...
  • UC Police ask community for help with Milo Yiannopoulos protest investigation (with photos)

    02/17/2017 6:47:57 PM PST · by SSS Two · 31 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m. | Tracey Taylor
    The UC Police Department is asking the community for help with its investigation into the Feb. 1 protest on campus triggered by the slated appearance of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The protest, which began peacefully, turned violent when it was disrupted by 100-150 mostly black-clad agitators. An estimated $600,000 worth of damage was done on campus and in downtown Berkeley, and several people sustained injuries. In an alert sent out Friday morning, UCPD published photos of 21 individual protesters it believes are suspects, as well as four photos of groups of people (view photos). It is asking that the community...
  • Judge: Man can't be tried in forgotten '72 cop-shooting case

    02/16/2017 12:53:41 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/16/2017 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An 82-year-old man who was indicted, but never prosecuted, in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago cannot be tried now, a judge ruled Thursday. The case against Charles Hays fell through the cracks, and prosecutors acknowledged the state neglected the case. But they said he never demanded a speedy trial. Franklin County Judge Guy Reece dismissed the case Thursday, saying Ohio had at least two opportunities over the past four decades to bring Hays back for trial. Those came when Hays was in jail in Kentucky and in prison in Connecticut...
  • French Police Flee Armed Mob as Week-Long Paris Riots Spread to City Centre

    02/16/2017 9:26:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    French police have been filmed fleeing from armed mobs as riots continue in Paris for the second week and the unrest has now spread to the city centre. Hundreds of violent thugs took to the streets on Wednesday night near the Barbes Metro station, close to the major transport hub Gare du Nord. Windows were smashed, shops looted, fires lit, main roads blocked, and police cars targeted during the disturbance. According to Le Figaro, the destruction is getting worse. At the beginning of the week, on the nights of the 12th and 13th, 32 vehicles were burnt out. On the...
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture: Fund Public Defenders Instead of the Police

    02/15/2017 3:52:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JENNIFER EARL
    At a recent meeting with law enforcement, Donald Trump suggested ruining the career of an unnamed Texas legislator who had allegedly proposed eliminating civil asset forfeiture. In case you don’t know much about it, John Oliver has a great explanation: it’s a civil procedure that police can use to seize property from people when they believe the property was involved in a crime But, it is notoriously hard to challenge, has been used in questionable ways against poorer people and people of color, and funds resulting from the sale of seized property are typically given to the seizing law enforcement...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • ICE detainer on accused molester initially denied, opening door to policy change

    02/14/2017 4:42:38 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    KXAN ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | By Andy Jechow and Phil Prazan
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County Sheriff’s Office says they are reviewing their ICE detainer policy and are now considering modifications due to a recent case where the jail initially denied a retainer on an accused child sex abuser. The man, Hugo Gallardo-Gonzalez, 31, was booked Sunday on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, which is not one of the four charges in Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy that leads to an accepted Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer. Those charges are capital murder, first degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and human smuggling. After the sheriff’s office reviewed...
  • Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

    02/13/2017 7:43:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush On Aug. 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush was pulled over in Bronzeville. He was let go without a ticket being issued, but later filed a complaint with IPRA alleging racial profiling. This video contains body cam footage from one of the officers that Rush filed the complaint against. (Source: CPD) Chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department's Bureau of Internal Affairs found that the two Wentworth District officers acted properly because they had probable cause to make the stop. Earlier that day, officers at roll...
  • Shocking moment 18-year-old serial offender is shot dead a fraction of a second.....

    02/09/2017 7:25:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 139 replies ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | James Wilkinson For
    FULL TITLE: Shocking moment 18-year-old serial offender is shot dead a fraction of a second after pointing his gun at a cop This is the shocking moment a Baltimore teenager fleeing a police officer spins and points his gun at the cop - only to be shot dead. The bodycam footage, released by Baltimore Police Department, came at the end of a chase between Detective David Kincaid Jr and Curtis Deal, 18, in West Baltimore on Tuesday. Police say Deal, who was out on $250,000 bond, jumped out of a car Kincaid was following on Tuesday and ran. Kincaid cut...
  • Police arrest Portland riot suspects

    02/10/2017 1:50:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News Local ^ | February 10, 2017 | by Max Barr
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Detectives on Thursday arrested two men accused of damaging several Northwest Portland businesses during a post-election protest that devolved into a riot last November. Protesters marched through the streets of Portland for five straight nights in opposition to the election of Donald Trump. Several people damaged cars and businesses in Portland's Pearl District. Investigators identified 19-year-old Elijah K. Gerard and 19-year-old David Deron Lewis Jr. as suspects after the two men were seen in photos and videos damaging property. Gerard damaged a Jeep and assaulted the driver, police said. He’s also accused of damaging Seres Restaurant and...
  • Forfeiture Laws Improving, But State Transparency Still Falls Behind

    02/09/2017 11:31:38 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/6/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Though Michigan has made reforms to its practice of civil asset forfeiture in recent years, a public interest law firm says that the state should make further changes. The Institute for Justice has issued a report giving states a letter grade for their transparency and accountability surrounding a practice called civil asset forfeiture. The organization gave Michigan an F for failing to adequately disclose how the proceeds of forfeited property are spent but an A for making forfeiture records accessible. Civil asset forfeiture is the process by which law enforcement agencies take ownership of property that was seized from individuals...
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Authorities in Pursuit of Minivan in San Fernando Valley; Driver Believed to Be Armed(in progress)

    02/08/2017 11:18:40 AM PST · by Signalman · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/8/2017 | ktla
    A man who is believed to be armed is leading authorities on a pursuit through the San Fernando Valley Wednesday. A driver made an offensive gesture, possibly aimed at police, during a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 8, 2017. A driver made an offensive gesture, possibly aimed at police, during a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 8, 2017. Aerial video from Sky5 showed the driver in a white minivan with paper plates traveling northbound on the 101 Freeway near Topanga Canyon just after 10 a.m. The pursuit began following a report of a man...
  • Police organizations can't wait for Attorney General Jeff Sessions [Tonight's the Night!]

    02/08/2017 7:36:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/8/17 | Susan Crabtree
    Sen. Jeff Sessions is on the verge of achieving the ultimate personal vindication when the Senate confirms his nomination to be attorney general as expected Wednesday night, and many law enforcement groups can't wait for his installation. The Alabama Republican, an early Trump supporter during the campaign, and the new president share a tougher approach to immigration enforcement than any modern-day president regardless of party.
  • UC Berkeley's Police Chief Offers Terrible Excuses for Her Failure

    02/07/2017 4:41:40 PM PST · by TChad · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2017 | Jack Dunphy
    Mr. (Milo) Yiannopoulos’s appearance on Feb. 2 was abruptly cancelled when rioting broke out outside the venue where he was to speak. Black-clad anarchists broke windows, set fires, and attacked people hoping to attend the event. All of this took place as officers from the campus police department watched from inside the building.
  • Fourth Circuit: Carrying A Gun Makes You A Suspect

    02/07/2017 12:36:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit finds that carrying a gun—even lawfully—is justification for police to treat you as suspect until evidence proves otherwise. This turns the normal approach to policing on its head, limiting Fourth Amendment protections normally in place for those considered innocent until proven guilty. In fact, Ammoland reported that Judge James A. Wynn opined, “Individuals who carry firearms—lawfully or unlawfully—pose a categorical risk of danger to others and police officers, in particular.” Wynn added, “Individuals who choose to carry firearms [therefore] forego certain constitutional protections afforded to individuals who elect...
  • Vanity: Life for a Policing Under a DOJ Consent Decree

    02/06/2017 7:06:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 4 replies
    I spoke at length with someone about policing in a city under a DOJ consent decree. Obama had the DOJ sue dozens of police departments over various 'discrimination and abuse' claims. Any disparity to Democrats = racism. So if more African-Americans are stopped and frisked or arrested and convicted of crimes, that's due to institutional racism of the police force. The DOJ sues and rather than spend millions battling the municipality hands over control of the police to the DOJ/liberal judges. What are some of the typical changes? 1. Any interaction with the public requires some type of report. They...
  • Bloodthirsty mob takes over city's streets

    02/06/2017 9:11:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 2/6/17 | Annabel Howard
    n explosion of violent crimes has hit the streets of Brazil after the military police went on police. Looting, rape and murders have been reported as the scenes of devastation are being compared to the 2014 thriller The Purge. With officers staging a walk-out over conditions, lawless gangs wielding guns and machetes appear to be running riot - while dead bodies line the streets. The violence in Espírito Santo has reportedly seen thugs 'shooting anyone who passes' and buses being set on fire.
  • Men enter a police station with machine guns and masks so they can make a COMPLAINT

    02/06/2017 3:43:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/6/2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    Two men gave Detroit police a fright of their lives as they entered a local station while wearing guns to file a complaint. The men, one of who is known only as 'Brandon', filmed themselves walking into Dearborn Police Station in Michigan to complain. In the video, which was filmed on a snowy day, one of the men, who is wearing a ski mask and glasses, says: 'We're going to go in and file a complaint because we were illegally pulled over about an hour ago.
  • Growing number of women leading US police departments

    02/04/2017 8:59:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2017 1:26 PM EST | Michael Balsamo
    When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city’s mayor likened to a frat house. The veteran police officer knew she inevitably would be asked what it’s like to combat the culture as one of a growing number of women heading police departments, many struggling to repair their public image. […] Female police officers tend to use wits over brawn to deescalate potentially violent situations, experts say, and as departments shift their focus to nonviolent techniques, it’s natural they would tap more women as leaders. …
  • San Jose: East Side district removes ‘killer cops’ art

    02/04/2017 8:05:30 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 4, 2017 | Sharon Noguchi
    An apparently unauthorized exhibit of paintings criticizing racism and “killer cops” was quickly removed from the East Side Union High School District office earlier this week, prompting debate over what kind of art is appropriate for schools. The 11 paintings by San Francisco visual artist and social activist Mark Harris were fleetingly displayed in the district office to celebrate February’s Black History Month, until parent and employee complaints alerted administrators, Superintendent Chris Funk said. One painting depicts a ’50s-era family, with two girls carrying signs saying “Jail killer cops.” Another, in the design of a U.S. postage stamp, shows the...
  • Pelosi loses bid to re-hang controversial cops painting in Capitol complex

    02/03/2017 2:13:08 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2017 | CRISTINA MARCOS
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried unsuccessfully on Friday to appeal a decision made by the Architect of the Capitol to remove a controversial painting that depicted police officers as animals. The Architect of the Capitol last month decided to take down the student-made artwork, following outcry from law enforcement organizations and House Republicans offended by the depiction of the police officers as pigs confronting black protesters. (snip)
  • Video: Unhinged NYU Professor Shrieks at NYPD to Beat Up Trump Supporters

    02/03/2017 12:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 3, 2017 | Guy Benson
    When people started tweeting at me about this incident, my first instinct was to question whether they could possibly be characterizing the situation accurately. I don't know why: Between this week's disgrace in Berkeley -- replete with atrocious public statements from various Democratic public officials -- and this mind-bending lowlight from last year's unrest at the University of Missouri, nothing should surprise any of us at this point. Scroll ahead to roughly the ten-minute mark and watch an "adult" NYU professor berate NYPD officers for not using physical violence against Trump supporter and Milo-esque 'alt-right' figure Gavin McInnes. Welcome to...
  • Police: Woman Upset Trump President Tried To Hit Officer

    02/03/2017 11:38:22 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    cbs ^ | February 3, 2017
    BURLINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington. State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew. When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was...
  • Targeted Attack On At Least Seven Indianapolis Area Officer’s Homes In One Night

    02/03/2017 6:21:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 02/02/17 | Cover Wife
    Whitestown, IN – Officers from up to seven agencies who live in an Indianapolis suburb had their homes and cars vandalized Wednesday night. The targeted attack happened in The Walker Farms and Harvest Park subdivisions just north of Indianapolis. Families in the area have been left shaken by the attack and searching for answers. Walker Farms is a large subdivision that is home to many area first responders including firemen and police officers. According to Fox 59 law enforcement families woke up to graffiti on their homes, and their squad cars vandalized this morning. Agenices including the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police...
  • Man accused of killing Colorado transit officer reportedly self-described 'radical Muslim'

    02/02/2017 6:11:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 Jan 2017
    Homicide Man accused of killing Colorado transit officer reportedly self-described 'radical Muslim' Published February 02, 2017 A makeshift memorial put up by Denver Police is affixed to a pole early Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, near the scene where a contract transit security officer was shot and killed late Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Denver. Investigators in Colorado said Wednesday the murder of a transit officer was a targeted attack. Sources told Fox 31 Denver that Joshua Cummings, who is accused of killing Scott Van Lanken in front of two women, describes himself as a “radical Muslim.” Law enforcement sources also...
  • Chicago’s Violent Crime In January Matches Bloody Start Of 2016

    02/02/2017 5:06:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 2-1-17
    “We are going to have to do something about Chicago. Because what is happening in Chicago should not be happening in this country.” Last month also saw 234 shooting incidents and 299 shooting victims – compared to 242 shooting incidents and 291 victims during the same time period last year. Despite the grim numbers in January, police have said a new plan is helping get guns off the streets. Police recovered more than 600 guns last month, an increase of more than 60 percent over January 2016. Police said gun arrests also were more than double the total from January...
  • Body camera shows 'thieving idiot' deputy stealing money, Volusia County[FL] sheriff says

    02/01/2017 11:39:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | 1/30/2017 | Staff
    A central Florida sheriff's deputy has resigned after body camera video apparently showed him taking money from a man's wallet while arresting him on suspicion of DUI. John Braman stepped down Monday after body cam video of the Aug. 1 incident clearly showed the deputy going through what appears to be a wallet and tossing something out. The wallet is put in an evidence pouch and a $100 bill is visible nearby. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood says they've had several complaints recently about Braman stealing money from the wallets of people he arrested. Chitwood calls Braman a "thieving idiot."
  • Multnomah deputies' role investigated after ICE arrest man (OR)

    02/01/2017 11:21:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 1, 2017 | Samantha Matsumoto
    Immigration arrests at the Multnomah County Courthouse and the Multnomah County Jail have come under scrutiny in recent weeks. (Oregonian/OregonLive file photo) The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation into whether county policies were violated when immigration agents arrested a man at an appointment with sheriff's deputies, a spokesman said. The man was arrested Dec. 21 when he went to the Multnomah County Justice Center for a required appointment with sheriff's deputies, said his lawyer, Kasia Rutledge. He was required to meet with the deputies once a week as a condition for his pre-trial release, Rutledge...
  • LAPD officers shoot suspect after stabbing rampage in Hollywood

    01/31/2017 4:24:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 1/31/17 | Staff
    An officer-involved shooting took place inside a Hollywood fast food restaurant after multiple stabbings were reported in the area, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Tuesday. The shooting was reported around 2 p.m. at the corner of Ivar Avenue and Sunset Boulevard but the number of people injured was unclear, said LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson. CNN reporter Maeve Reston witnessed some of the chaos and said on Twitter that she saw a male suspect — who officers later shot — trying to stab people. “Unclear how many stabbing victims there are, but suspect ran down Sunset Blvd. trying to stab...
  • Fort Worth leaders denounce video leak; promise changes

    01/29/2017 7:07:10 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 29 JANUARY 2017 | WFAA.COM
    Friday afternoon, Fort Worth city leaders gathered to denounce the leaking of police body-camera video and documents, as well as to promise that systemic changes will be recommended to the Fort Worth Police Department in light of a December incident that remains in the headlines. On Dec. 21, Fort Worth police responded to a disturbance on the city’s south side. The incident was streamed live on Facebook, and it showed Officer William Martin becoming physical with mother Jacqueline Craig and her daughters, Craig had called police for help after she said a neighbor hurt her 7-year-old son. Since then, Officer...
  • President Trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown

    01/29/2017 8:36:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    To build his highly touted deportation force, President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern countries. But the program could end up having a significant impact on immigration enforcement around the country, despite falling out of favor in recent years amid complaints that it promotes racial profiling. More than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority as of...
  • Mayor: ‘I Didn’t Know We Were Serving Pig Tonight’

    01/28/2017 9:02:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    CBS 12 reports that the mayor of Stuart (FL) wants to move forward after she told a police officer that she didn’t know “we were serving pig tonight.” John Kazanjian, president of the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, Inc. feels differently.

    01/29/2017 8:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 1/1/2017 | unknown
    Last, the law enforcement executives engaged in this project agreed that it is essential, in order to address gun violence at the national level, to put in place a federal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing law – neither of which exist today – and comprehensive and universal background checks, which most Americans support
  • Hackers hit D.C. police closed-circuit camera network, city officials disclose

    01/28/2017 6:03:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/17 | Clarence Williams
    Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office. City officials said ransomware left police cameras unable to record between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15. The cyberattack affected 123 of 187 network video recorders in a closed-circuit TV system for public spaces across the city, the officials said late Friday. Brian Ebert, a Secret Service official, said the safety of the public or protectees was never jeopardized. Archana Vemulapalli, the city’s Chief Technology Officer,...
  • Mayor Eula Clarke Tells Police, ‘I Didn’t Know We Were Serving Pig Tonight’

    01/28/2017 5:23:43 PM PST · by blueyon · 43 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 1/28/17 | By Cover Wife
    Stuart, Florida – Residents in the south Florida town of Stuart are not happy with Mayor Eula Clarke after she threw an open insult at an officer in their town. The insult came from Mayor Eula Clarke while inside of a grocery store. Mayor Clarke reportedly said, “What are we serving, pig today?,” when she entered the store and saw the officer. After the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association got involved, she issued an apology in what she called an “unfortunate incident.”
  • 26 killings in 25 days: Baltimore police search for solutions to year's lethal start

    01/28/2017 7:17:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 25, 2017 | Justin George
    As Baltimore struggles with a deadly start to the year, the mayor and police commissioner on Wednesday called on help from the community, other city agencies, prosecutors and even the president to help slow a pace of one homicide a day. Twenty-six people have been killed in the year's first 25 days. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis tried to assure residents that the department is doing everything it can, allocating more officers to patrol and redeploying gang and other special units to areas of the city where violence is the worst. [Snip] The past two years have seen an unusual surge...
  • 'Drop the gun!': Police release harrowing footage of cops shooting and killing an.......

    01/27/2017 4:07:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | January 27, 2017 | Keith Griffith For
    FULL TITLE: 'Drop the gun!': Police release harrowing footage of cops shooting and killing an 18-year-old suspect just moments after he opened fire on a bus and drew his weapon at the officers Police in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday released hours of footage related to the fatal police shooting of an armed suspect, under the first test of a state law expected to make such releases more routine. The harrowing encounter took place in June of 2016, as police were searching for a suspect in a gang-rivalry shooting on a public bus. Shot dead was 18-year-old Rodney Rodriguez Smith....
  • Trump wants to empower local police to enforce immigration law, raising fears of racial profiling

    01/26/2017 6:17:18 PM PST · by Hadean · 40 replies ^ | January 26, 2017 | Matt Zapotosky
    President Trump on Wednesday directed his homeland security secretary to deputize local law enforcement officials to enforce immigration laws, a move that civil rights advocates fear could embolden police to racially profile those they encounter. The directive came as part of a sweeping executive order that cracks down on people in the country without documentation and the cities that don’t readily hand them over for deportation. The order instructs the homeland security secretary to broker agreements with governors and local officials so that state and local law enforcement authorities can enforce immigration law. It declares that those places deemed “sanctuary...
  • Good Samaritan who shot man attacking trooper speaks out (VIDEO)

    01/26/2017 10:56:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies ^ | Jan. 26, 2017 | Jennifer Cruz
    After two weeks of remaining anonymous, the good Samaritan who shot and killed a man attacking a trooper on an Arizona highway has finally broken his silence. The emotional distress from the Jan. 12 incident was physically manifested in 43-year-old Thomas Yoxall as he spoke with reporters Tuesday. Yoxall cried and his body trembled as he recounted what occurred that day. Yoxall said he was driving down the highway when he noticed the suspect slamming Trooper Edward Andersson’s head into the pavement. Andersson had already been shot by the suspect, but the brutal assault continued in what Yoxall described as...
  • Police chief''s Trump Facebook post offensive to NAACP

    01/25/2017 8:04:50 PM PST · by pangaea6 · 16 replies
    WTVD 11 ^ | 1/25/2017
    Goldsboro NAACP leaders are not laughing after a Facebook post by the police chief. Chief Mike West posted a picture of himself with Donald Trump hair and the caption "Making Goldsboro PD Great Again!!"
  • Sarasota deputy shoved pills down elderly victim’s throat; charged with attempted murder

    01/25/2017 2:44:10 PM PST · by alicewonders · 17 replies News Channel Eight ^ | January 23, 2017, 1:00 pm Updated: January 24, 2017, 9:56 am | WFLA Web Staff
    SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – An 18-year veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on numerous charges, including attempted murder. Sheriff Knight said allegations that Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, was harassing a 79-year-old woman led to an investigation into the deputy’s actions. Sheriff Knight asserted Bybee took care of the elderly woman’s dog, visited her in the hospital and introduced her to his family – all in an effort to gain her trust. “His actions are a disgrace not only to this agency, but to the law enforcement profession,” said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight. The initial...
  • Boyd County (KY) Sheriff Investigates Racist and Islamophobic Posts by Deputy

    01/25/2017 1:42:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk ^ | January 25, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    BOYD COUNTY, KY - A Boyd County Deputy is under investigation for allegedly posting a racial comment on social media about former President Obama and the First Lady. There was also a photo posted that contained Islamophobic imagery and an Islamophobic comment Boyd County Sheriff, Bobby J. Woods, tells 13 News, he was made aware of the comment and post last night and in the process of verifying the authenticity of the post. He says he will take disciplinary action if necessary. ****facebook image on link*****
  • 'They shot the wrong guy' says ex-wife of homeowner police shot dead during reported robbery

    01/23/2017 4:18:04 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
    Trib Live ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | WES VENTEICHER
    Brenda Thompkins awoke early Sunday morning to find a stranger standing near the bed in which she and her ex-husband, Christopher Thompkins, were sleeping on the second floor of his Larimer home. *snip* When officers tried to enter the house from the front porch, someone inside began shooting in their direction, Toler said. Officers returned fire, killing the 57-year-old homeowner later identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office as Christopher Thompkins.