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  • Kerrie Orozco's Killing: Police Radio Captures Omaha Officer's Fatal Shooting

    05/22/2015 8:24:56 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21st 2015, 10:36 pm | M. Alex Johnson
    Orozco, 29, a seven-year Omaha police veteran who was working as a detective with the department's fugitive task force, died Wednesday from a gunshot wound that struck her in the chest just above the her bulletproof vest, police said Thursday.
  • Minneapolis Group Wants Officers to Pay for Own Liability Insurance

    05/21/2015 6:16:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    KSTP ^ | 5-21-15 | Joe Augustine
    Before Officer Michael Griffin was indicted on federal charges for using excessive force and lying under oath, he cost the city of Minneapolis $411,864.78. The city paid $140,000 in 2014 to settle a lawsuit filed by Ibrahim Regai, who Griffin allegedly knocked unconscious at a Minneapolis night club in 2010, while he was off duty. That same year, a federal jury in a civil trial ruled the city must pay Jeremy Axel, Michael Mitchell and their attorneys $271,864.78. Griffin allegedly kicked Mitchell in the chest and punched Axel in the back of the head, knocking him unconscious outside a club...
  • Washington Officer Shoots Men Accused of Earlier Beer Theft

    05/21/2015 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Publius · 36 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 21 May 2015 | Rachel La Corte
    Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state’s capital city, authorities said. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting in Olympia that left a 21-year-old man critically injured and a 24-year-old man in stable condition. Both were expected to survive. The shooting, which is being investigated by a team of detectives from several agencies, prompted some protests. “We are committed to helping our community work through this difficult...
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease

    05/21/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 22 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 19, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.”— Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member of the military Only now—after the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense have passed off billions of dollars worth of military equipment...
  • Mpls. Officer Indicted on 9 Federal Counts of Excessive Force, Lying

    05/21/2015 5:45:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    KSTP ^ | 5-20-15 | Beth McDonough
    The U.S. Attorney's office said Griffin was involved in an incident May 29, 2010. That night, he was outside of Aqua Nightclub and Lounge on First Avenue. He was off-duty and in plain clothes. Griffin's friend began to argue with a third person. Griffin displayed his badge and identified himself as a police officer. The man tried to walk to Envy Nightclub about a half of a block away. Griffin followed and punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Griffin then approached two on-duty Minneapolis police officers nearby, identified himself as an officer and...
  • Barack Obama's War On Police

    05/20/2015 2:12:03 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 18 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 05/20/2015 | PoliticallyShort.com
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • Report of Waco Police Affidavit/Warrants Inconsistent With Initial Public Claims By Same Police…

    05/19/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by FreetheSouth! · 145 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 05/19/2012 | sundance
    Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, died of gunshot wounds of the head and trunk. Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39, died of gunshot wounds to the neck. Richard Vincent Kirshner, Jr., 47, died of gunshot wounds but the report did not specify where he was shot. Richard Matthew Jordan, III, 31, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, died of gunshot wounds to the head and trunk. Daniel Raymond Boyett, 44, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Matthew Mark Smith, 27, died of gunshot wounds to the trunk Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40, died of gunshot wounds but the...
  • Obama Administration Slammed By Law Enforcement Leadership For Politicizing Police

    05/19/2015 11:39:17 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Fraternal Order of Police, the country's largest police union representing more than 330,00 men and women in uniform, is slamming the Obama administration for jeopardizing the safety of police officers in the name of politics or politically correct optics. More from POLITICO: The nation’s largest police union is fighting back against a White House plan to restrict local police forces’ ability to acquire military-style gear, accusing President Barack Obama’s task force of politicizing officers’ safety. The White House on Monday announced that bayonets, weaponized vehicles and grenade launchers will no longer be available to local police and that other...
  • OBAMA'S WAR ON THE POLICE

    05/19/2015 7:03:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 34 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/19/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, I trust the cops more than I trust the president. And I find it odd that at the same time the Islamic State is calling for Muslims in America to kill the police, the president is calling for the disarming of the police. The Islamic State apparently launches its first assault on American soil and it’s an out-gunned and unarmored traffic cop who singlehandedly puts down two terrorists. And the president’s reaction to this defense of America is to say that local police have become too militarized and aren’t to be trusted with equipment they’ve been using for decades?...
  • Prosecutors seek gag order in Freddie Gray case (Baltimore's Marilyn J. Mosby again)

    05/19/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 15, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order to prevent lawyers from speaking to the media about the Freddie Gray case.. Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, said on Friday the office was seeking such an order, but declined to provide details. Gray, 25, died last month after suffering a severed spinal cord in police custody. The state medical examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide, and six officers have been charged in the case. Mosby held a news conference earlier this month to announce the charges, stating that Gray's death is "believed to be the result of...
  • Obama bans some surplus military gear from transfer to police departments

    05/18/2015 7:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose this was entirely predictable given the stance of the Obama administration in most matters concerning relations between police departments and the communities they serve and protect. The White House is cancelling portions of a program where surplus military equipment was made available at no cost to local police departments for use in fighting crime in violent neighborhoods. Other resources will remain available but require some sort of assurances from the cops that they won’t “misuse” them. The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of military-style gear from local police departments, as...
  • We need to take deadly force off table (barf alert)

    05/18/2015 5:08:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 may 2015 | Emily Mills
    I didn't envy Ismael Ozanne in the least when he took the podium for his news conference this last Tuesday. The Dane County district attorney looked visibly nervous, dabbing sweat from his face several times over the course of the long, detailed speech that led to his eventual rationale for and decision not to press criminal charges against Madison police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial teenager Tony Robinson. Ozanne is himself biracial, his mother a black woman who was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Ozanne become the first...
  • Video allegedly shows NYPD officers giving up on arrest after confrontation with bystanders

    05/18/2015 4:18:53 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | may 17, 2015
    A video first posted on Facebook on Friday of NYPD officers driving away from an arrest after an angry confrontation with bystanders is starting to get some attention. Video here from the Free Thought Project. In the video, police officers from the 30th precinct in Harlem are seen questioning a reported 14-year-old girl over a false alarm on a police call box. It looks like the officers were about to leave the scene after questioning the girl without taking any action, but an argument between the girl, bystanders and the cops ensued and at the 6:15 mark, the driver of the unmarked police...
  • 'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED...

    05/17/2015 7:42:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Belinda Robinson
    'Does it count as a police chase?': MSNBC under fire for insensitive tweet mocking moment cop was DRAGGED along The news organization MSNBC landed in hot water over a provocative tweet it posted which appeared to mock a police officer who was dragged along the street by a suspect. The tweet with a video embedded in it, created a firestorm from commenters on social media and news sites. It read: 'Does it count as a police chase if you drag the cop along for the ride?' But shortly after a backlash ensued online on Saturday, the network hastily removed it...
  • video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody

    05/17/2015 10:24:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    KFOX14 exclusive: video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Erika Castillo More Sharing Services 5K EL PASO, Texas - An active-duty Fort Bliss soldier self-reported for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail in 2012 but died before he saw the light of day or his family again. In July 2012, KFOX14 anchor Erika Castillo reported on the story of the mysterious circumstances surrounded the death of Sgt. James Brown while he was in jail. KFOX14 fought all the way to the Texas...
  • Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses ...

    05/16/2015 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses, Injured 113 Officers The Joys of Democratic Leadership… Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters after a night of looting and fires that city officials gave the violent Freddie Gray protesters “space” to destroy property. Video of Democrat Mayor announcing her giving looters space to destroyBoy, did she ever! Baltimore officials upped their tally of destroyed and torched businesses this week. ** At least 61 buildings were torched. ** Over 144 vehicles were torched. ** 350 businesses were damaged ** And 113 police officers were injured.
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    05/15/2015 5:27:44 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 78 replies
    As you might already know, it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife naked and if he does, he must commit suicide. So at 7:00 am & 7:00... pm each day this week, all American women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighborhood terrorists. Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort. All patriotic men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their houses to demonstrate their support for the women and to prove that...
  • Major police operation underway in Sydney near location of Lindt siege

    05/15/2015 12:10:40 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    15th May 2015
    Running on Australian TV news. Man arrested in Martin Place, Sydney. Largescale police operation.
  • Kentucky Sheriff on Shooting Victim: 'We Are Glad That He Is White...'

    05/14/2015 6:53:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | May 14, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    "...and we shouldn't have to worry about that."Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly stated bluntly Monday that officials were “glad” that a man who was shot by a deputy was “white,” adding that though they “shouldn’t have to be worried about that,” they didn’t want “backlash or violence” due to the public being “misinformed” by the media. In a joint press conference Monday with Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin about the shooting of John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, over the weekend, Sheriff Mattingly said candidly that they couldn't help but "take notice" of the mishandling of police-involved shooting cases by media outlets...
  • Baltimore's Problems Not Rooted in Racist Police

    05/14/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. It will come as no surprise if the investigation concludes that it is, because accusing the department of racism diverts attention from the city's real problem: Baltimore, a laboratory for liberal policies, is a failed city that has shortchanged the poor for decades. Baltimore has received over $1.8 billion in stimulus money from the Obama administration, including $467.1 million to invest in education and...
  • Cops Threatening To Turn Their Backs On Obama At Annual Police Memorial Friday

    05/13/2015 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 40 replies
    Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country.
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country Kerry Picket Reporter 10:05 PM 05/12/2015 Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told The DC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury told TheDC that he...
  • Madison officer won't be charged in black teen's death

    05/13/2015 6:11:24 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-12-15 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, Wis. -- A white Wisconsin police officer won't be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, prompting peaceful demonstrations but none of the immediate violence that has hit some other U.S. cities in similar cases. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said he wouldn't file charges against Madison Officer Matt Kenny in the March 6 death of Tony Robinson, saying the officer used lawful deadly force after he was staggered by a punch to the head and feared for his life. Ozanne, mopping his brow repeatedly but speaking forcefully for some 25 minutes,...
  • Wisconsin prosecutor: No charges against white police officer in biracial man's death

    05/12/2015 3:53:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    MADISON, Wis. – A white Wisconsin police officer won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man whom witnesses say was acting erratically and had assaulted two people, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, who is biracial but identifies as black, said he won't file charges against Madison Officer Matt Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson. Kenny shot Robinson on March 6 in an apartment house near the state Capitol building.
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Justice Dept. official to U.N. council: U.S. must 'do better' on policing

    05/12/2015 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Kelley Cohen
    The United States admitted that more needs to be done to uphold its civil rights laws........."The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio and Walter Scott in South Carolina have ... challenged us to do better and to work harder for progress," he said. The U.S. is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review of its rights record, something all 193 U.N. countries must undergo every four years
  • Cop Killings Nearly Double After Media Launch Hate Campaigns Against Police

    05/11/2015 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 11,2015 | John Nolte
    According to the FBI, the number of police officers killed in the line of duty nearly doubled from 27 to 51 between 2013 and 2014. That is nearly one murdered police officer a week during 2014, which was also a little over a year after the mainstream media began its coordinated hate campaigns to demonize America’s law enforcement officers.
  • FBI: Number of Police Officers Killed On-Duty Up By 89 Percent In 2014

    05/11/2015 2:30:25 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the course of 2014 and the months leading into 2015, the issue of alleged police brutality from Ferguson to Baltimore has been a hot topic of news cycles, race baiters like Al Sharpton and advocacy groups. But despite what many in the media would have us believe, police are human beings too and they get up everyday to do a dangerous job not many thank them for. They too deserve justice when things go wrong and especially when they lose their lives. According to new statistics and data released today by the FBI, police shootings were up 89 percent...
  • Violence surges as Baltimore police officers lose trust in officials

    05/11/2015 12:13:40 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 46 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Doug Donovan
    (Maryland State Attorney?) As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case. State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision last week to charge the officers has stoked strong opinions across the country -- including praise from those who want accountability and derision from some legal experts. But perhaps the most jarring effect has been on the Baltimore Police Department. "In 29 years, I've gone through some bad times, but I've...
  • So you want to federalize local cops? (...'dangerous trend' giving Washington more power)

    05/11/2015 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    For close to 20 years now, I’ve been observing and reporting on a disturbing trend in law enforcement – the federalization and militarization of local police forces. Until recently, practically no one noticed what was happening. But with the focus on police shootings and the civil disturbances that have followed – sometimes involving tanks, military-style gear and Kevlar – it’s hard not to notice that local cops don’t exactly look like Officer Joe Bolton anymore. It was none other than Al Sharpton (I won’t call him reverend) who suggested recently that the answer to the use of excessive force by...
  • Elk River police officer, son shot dead; another son arrested

    05/11/2015 6:28:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-10-15 | Kristi Belcamino
    An off-duty Elk River police officer and his son were shot dead Saturday night in St. Michael, Minn., and another of the officer's sons was arrested after he called 911 saying he wanted to turn himself in, authorities say. Police say that at 7:06 p.m. Saturday, a man called 911 from a house in the 4500 block of Mayfield Avenue saying he had been shot. According to radio traffic posted on the MN Police Clips, a male caller told a 911 dispatcher that his brother shot him in the chest. "Sounds like the phone dropped," the dispatcher said. "I can...
  • Ongoing: SC Sheriff's Dept Violates Posse Comitatus With Special Forces Joint Drill

    05/11/2015 4:39:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 5/10/2015 | Brandon Turbeville
    Only a year after the joint drills of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the US military raised eyebrows, the RCSD has once again announced that the department will be conducting drills that involve the joint training of civilian law enforcement and the US military. On May 8, it was reported by WLTX that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting drills in conjunction with the 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The exercises will take place at late-night and pre-dawn and will run from May 8 until May 15. Citizens have now been informed...
  • Two cops murdered in Mississippi traffic stop

    05/11/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Dan Calabrese
    National media ignores story since it doesn't fit racist police brutality narrative. Al Sharpton won’t be heading to Mississippi, and for that I’m sure all of Mississippi can take some comfort. Geraldo Rivera won’t be showing up either, nor can we expect burning drug stores and video of one brave mother whooping her son for acting like a moron. But two innocent police officers who were just trying to make a routine traffic stop are dead. The murders occurred on Sunday, and four suspects have already been arrested. Now the usual media pattern for stories like this is tell you...
  • Gunmen in Macedonia had planned many attacks, leader says

    05/10/2015 3:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    An armed group battling Macedonian police over the weekend left 22 people dead and aimed to destabilize the country with terror attacks, the country's president declared Sunday in a nationwide television address. ... "Police have prevented coordinated terrorist attacks at different locations in the country that would cause serious destabilization, chaos and fear," Ivanov said. "The members of the group are extremists and criminals with remarkable military training and skills. That's why we have paid such a high price with the loss of lives." The attacks left at least 22 people dead, including eight police and 14 attackers Interior Ministry...
  • York (SC)police: Man arrested after exposing himself in police station lobby

    05/10/2015 7:21:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 10, 2015 | Bristow Marchant
    A Sharon man was arrested Thursday night after York police say he exposed himself in the police station lobby. The officer on duty at the York police station on North Roosevelt Street looked into the public lobby at 10:30 p.m. and noticed a 57-year-old man asleep in a chair with his belt undone and pants unbuttoned. Upon closer examination, the officer noticed the man had his genitals exposed. Two officers woke the man up and asked him why he was exposing himself in a public place. The man replied that “he was sleepy and trying to get comfortable,” according to...
  • 2 Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers shot to death Saturday night;

    05/10/2015 1:04:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    NOLA.COM ^ | May 09, 2015 at 9:59 PM, updated May 09, 2015 at 11:59 PM | Bob Warren,
    By Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune May 09, 2015 at 9:59 PM, updated May 09, 2015 at 11:59 PM Two Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers were shot Saturday night (May 9), south Mississippi media outlets were reporting. Both officers have died, the Clarion Ledger in Jackson and WDAM in Hattiesburg were reporting. The Clarion Ledger's story said police were seeking two men as suspects, Curtis Banks and Marvin Banks. The Hattiesburg American reported the shooting occurred near East Fourth and Bouie streets around 8 p.m. Multiple agencies are involved in a search. The identities of the officers have not been...
  • Violence surges as Baltimore police officers feel hesitant

    05/10/2015 8:56:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Justin Fenton and Justin George
    As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case.State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision last week to charge the officers has stoked strong opinions across the country — including praise from those who want accountability and derision from some legal experts. But perhaps the most jarring effect has been on the Baltimore Police Department. "In 29 years, I've gone through some bad times, but I've never seen it this...
  • Muslims Ambush Police, Murder Five Officers

    05/10/2015 6:49:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 13 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ted Shoebat
    (Original title too long: Muslims, Well Trained And Armed, Ambush Police Officers, Murder Five Police Officers, Injure Thirty More Officers, In Well Orchestrated Attack To Purposefully Help Usher In The Ottoman Empire) Well trained and armed Muslims in the Macedonian city of Kumanovo attacked police officers, killing five officers, and injuring thirty officers. The Muslims went into a rampage, burning down multiple homes as well. This was a very well orchestrated and calculated attack that is being done for the purpose of causing so much violent tension that it will lead to instability. This societal friction will be a part...
  • Police assassination update: two officers dead in Mississippi

    05/10/2015 7:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    My apologies for starting off your Mothers Day with such horrible news, but two more law enforcement officers have been assassinated, this time in Mississippi. It’s barely twelve hours since the incident, but it seems as if the local police in Hattiesburg were all over the case and two suspects are already in custody. Fox News is reporting that the manhunt for two brothers, Curtis and Marvin Banks, was over in a matter of hours and they were taken into custody with no further injury to the police. Two suspects accused of killing two Mississippi police officers Saturday night...
  • UPDATE: Officials Confirm 2 Hattiesburg Police Officers Shot and Killed

    05/09/2015 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 32 replies
    Channel 15 news ^ | 05.08.15 | Local Channel 15
    UPDATE 5/9/15 10:30 P.M. HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) The Forrest County coroner confirms both Hattiesburg police officers have died from their injuries sustained in a shooting Saturday night.
  • 2 Mississippi officers fatally shot; suspect being sought

    05/09/2015 9:03:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | The Associated Press
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says two Mississippi police officers have died after being shot in the line of duty. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1GWpqRp ) Saturday night that both Hattiesburg officers had died. They’d been taken to the hospital, and it wasn’t immediately clear if they died there or earlier.
  • Baltimore is awesome ... We like it here in Baltimore (Economic development video updated)

    05/09/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2015
    Baltimore is awesome! Watch the Orioles! Watch the Ravens! Take a boat tour in the harbor and then dine in one of the fabulous restaurants with a view. Visit the aquarium! You will love Baltimore! Link to revised economic development / Chamber of Commerce video)
  • Lynch follows Liberal formula in Baltimore

    05/09/2015 5:04:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/15 | Jeff Crouere
    As the Justice Department investigates police misconduct in Baltimore, root causes of criminal activity are being ignored. It shows, once again, the agenda of the Obama administration is not to solve the real problems afflicting urban America It was no surprise that new Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the Department of Justice will launch a civil rights investigation of the Baltimore Police Department. This is the second investigation that has been authorized in the wake of the riots that broke out following the death of Freddie Gray. The other investigation is looking into potential violations of Gray’s civil rights. The...
  • Our police union problem

    05/08/2015 7:10:44 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Pioneer Press/NY Tims ^ | 5-7-15 | Ross Douthat
    For decades now, conservatives have pressed the case that public sector unions do not serve the common good. The argument is philosophical and practical at once. First, the state monopoly on certain vital services makes even work slowdowns unacceptable and the ability to fire poor-performing personnel essential, and a unionized workforce creates problems on both fronts. Second, the government's money is not its own, so negotiations between politicians and their employees (who are also often their political supporters) amount to a division of spoils rather than a sharing of profits. Third, these negotiations inevitably drive up the cost of public...
  • Malik Shabazz: ‘Occupier’ Police in Baltimore ‘Might Need to Get Hurt

    05/08/2015 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/8/2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “The Alan Colmes Show,” while discussing the Baltimore riots in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody, the former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party and current national president of Black Lawyers for Justice, Malik Zulu Shabazz, said the rioters were acting in “self-defense” from police “occupiers” and the “police,” who he claimed are “the people who are attacking us,” “might need to get hurt.”
  • Justice Dept. to investigate Baltimore police on use of force

    05/08/2015 12:20:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 5/07/15 | Sari Horwitz
    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has decided to launch a federal investigation into whether the Baltimore Police Department has engaged in a “pattern or practice” of excessive force. Lynch’s announcement about the Justice Department’s probe — the latest in a string of municipalities that are being investigated by the federal government for civil rights violations — could come as early as Friday, according to two law enforcement officials. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday night. Lynch hinted Thursday that a decision could come soon, when she testified during her first hearing on Capitol Hill as attorney general. She...
  • Kamala Harris Aide, 2 Others Arrested After Allegedly Running Rogue Police Force in Santa Clarita

    05/06/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj,
    An investigation of the group began in late January when various law enforcement agencies across Southern California received mailed letters from the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department” advising that David Henry had been elected the MFPD’s chief, according to a Sheriff’s Department’s news release. The letters “immediately created suspicion and confusion within the law enforcement community,” the release said. A short time after the letters arrived, law enforcement began getting calls from someone identifying himself as “Chief Deputy Director Brandon Kiel,” who asked to meet with the head of the department, the release stated. ... The group, which claimed to be...
  • ....charged with running fake police force under authority of Knights Templar

    05/07/2015 6:28:22 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 37 replies
    National Post ^ | May 7, 2015 | Tami Abdollah and Don Thompson, Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were taken into custody last week on suspicion of impersonating officers as members of the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Detectives believe other people may be involved in the operation, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. .... The investigation started after various police chiefs in California received...