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  • Multiple people shot in Louisiana, including police officer

    08/26/2015 3:46:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    CBSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/15 | CBS
    SUNSET, Lo. -- Officials are responding to a shooting involving multiple victims in Louisiana, reports CBS affiliate KLFY. Sunset Police have confirmed to KLFY that a police officer has been shot. KLFY is reporting that a man has barricaded himself inside the convenience store near where the shooting took place.
  • THE 'FERGUSON EFFECT' SPREADS: Alabama Cop Chokes, Beaten by Black Felon, Fails to Defend Himself

    08/26/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/25/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    A white police officer in the South who was recently beaten bloody and unconscious by a black suspect now admits he failed to defend himself properly because he was afraid if he used force he would have been accused of racism. This is poignant testimony to the tremendous damage that the racist Black Lives Matter movement has inflicted on the American psyche. Nowadays police all over the country are increasingly reluctant, or in some cases outright unwilling, to perform their duties as law enforcement personnel. They know that government officials, eager to pander to loud, angry lynch mobs in the...
  • First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist

    08/26/2015 6:36:39 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08/26/2015 | Justin Glawe
    It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist. With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it. The bill’s stated intent was to require police to obtain a...
  • Fargo police 'apologetic' after mistaking students' telescope for a gun

    08/26/2015 9:36:00 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 58 replies
    Grand Forks HerLd ^ | August 26, 2015 | Aaron Burner
    FARGO – A pair of NDSU students got quite the scare Monday night when armed Fargo police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle.
  • The ‘Ferguson Effect’ Spreads

    08/26/2015 6:26:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Matthew Vadum
    An Alabama cop put in the hospital by a black felon admits he choked because he didn't want to be called racist A white police officer in the South who was recently beaten bloody and unconscious by a black suspect now admits he failed to defend himself properly because he was afraid if he used force he would have been accused of racism. This is poignant testimony to the tremendous damage that the racist Black Lives Matter movement has inflicted on the American psyche. Nowadays police all over the country are increasingly reluctant, or in some cases outright unwilling, to...
  • Black Lives Do Matter (Why Only Black Lives?)

    08/24/2015 11:29:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    Recently, a Birmingham, AL detective pulled over a motorist driving erratically. Attacked by the man, the officer hesitated to pull his weapon for fear of being accused by the media of needlessly killing an unarmed man. The suspect pistol-whipped the officer with his own gun until he was left unconscious. What followed the attack was disturbing. Instead of helping the officers, bystanders took pictures and uploaded them to social media. Many mocked the detective, celebrating what happened. They used the hashtag #fu..thepolice. Former LA homicide detective Mark Fuhrman commented, “The decency is gone…. It’s just the tip of the iceberg...
  • Louisiana State Police dies after being shot, taunted

    08/24/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    msn.com ^ | 8/24/15 | John Bacon
    A Louisiana State Police dies Monday after authorities say he was shot in the head and then taunted when he stopped to provide aide to a man whose truck was stuck in a ditch............
  • Louisiana State Police Steven Vincent has died

    08/24/2015 7:47:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Facebook page for prayers for him ^ | 8/24/15 | Louisiana State Police??
    Death of S/T Steven Vincent I am very saddened to report that Senior Trooper Steven Vincent has passed away this morning from the gunshot wounds he suffered yesterday in conjunction with a traffic investigation. As an organization, we are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving wife Katherine and his son Ethan as well as his entire extended family. ( Brothers, Tpr. Terrell Vincent and Chief Keith Vincent) Steven was proud to serve as a Louisiana State Trooper and we were proud to count him among our ranks. This loss exacts an...
  • SWAT Team Raids Wrong Worcester Home, Residents Say

    08/24/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 08-22-2015 | By Paul Burton, WBZ-TV
    WORCESTER (CBS) — Marianne Diaz and her fiancé, Bryant Alequin, felt their lives were in danger when a SWAT team raided their third-floor apartment on Hillside Street with guns drawn. Diaz says she grabbed her seven-year-old and 18-month-old girls and prayed while Worcester police officers and State Police troopers executed a search warrant. “It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life. They were loud, vulgar, and disgusting in behavior,” she said. It happened on Wednesday around 5:30 in the morning. Alequin says he was in the bathroom getting ready for work. “I was scared,...
  • San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers

    08/22/2015 12:17:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 8/21/15 | Justin Westbrook
    =San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers The government of San Jose, Calif. has come forward with a proposal to mount license plate readers to the city’s garbage trucks in an effort to expand police surveillance beyond department cruisers. Have no fear, innocent citizen, for the trash companies may be stepping up to help our friends in blue. San Jose, California happens to be America’s tenth largest city - that makes it pretty difficult for the police force to keep up with everybody. In a story by the local San Jose Mercury News, the new...
  • Why Conservatives Should Care About Ferguson

    08/22/2015 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Last Saturday I made a first-ever visit to the down town Dallas Police Department to fill out a report. I had never been to a police department before. My only image of one was the police station I had seen on the television series Hill Street Blues. Unlike the television show, the building I approached was thoroughly modern -- constructed of glass and steel. I was impressed. Also unlike the television show, the building was locked. Locked? Yes locked. The police take off on weekends? Apparently. From what I remember, people walked in and out of the Hill Street Blues...
  • Police Attack Man Singing " Beach Boys" Tune

    08/21/2015 10:02:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Officer Robert Busch also stated that Jim Ochse “became very hostile and began yelling in my face” when he first approached him for singing in front of a crowded restaurant. Busch also wrote in his report that Ochse remained defiant even after being slammed to the pavement, keeping “his arms so tense that I could not move them or get the handcuffs on the defendant.” As a result, he charged Ochse with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to The Morning Call. ***** A 61-year-old man happily singing a Beach Boys song in front of a crowded restaurant in Pennsylvania...
  • Teen Busted After Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter (Military Technology Video)

    08/20/2015 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 08/18/15
    Vaughan, ON - On Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 1:30 a.m., Air2 was in the area of Highway 7 and Pine Valley Drive assisting uniform officers on the ground, who were responding to a weapons call. While searching for a suspect from the air, the pilot and tactical flight officer were struck by an unrelated bright light source that originated in the area of Jenna Court. The strikes continued as the crew engaged in safety measures. The tactical flight officer used the camera system on Air2 to observe three men standing next to a vehicle at the end of Jenna...
  • Protests in St. Louis after police shooting of suspect, 18

    08/20/2015 7:06:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Officers arrested at least nine people and deployed tear gas amid protests in St. Louis over the death of a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said. Chief Sam Dotson said at a press conference late Wednesday night that a group of protesters who had blocked an intersection threw glass bottles and bricks at officers and refused orders to clear the roadway. Inert gas was used and when that had no effect on the crowd, police turned to tear gas to clear the...
  • NC: Reporter Says "Never Fight Back"!

    08/18/2015 3:27:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Criminal shooting a victim in NYC A resident in North Carolina successfully used a handgun to defend his home against two intruders.  One of the intruders was found in a vehicle with life threatening injuries: the other fled on foot and was captured.  The reporter at WCNC comes to an exactly opposite conclusion of what most people would, and felt compelled to give the following advice.  From wcnc.com: Police say the answer is clear -- you should never fight back. Their biggest piece of advice -- DO NOT RESIST! Here are other ways to protect yourself: -- Try to...
  • Researchers are wrong about private guns, police deaths

    08/17/2015 4:41:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Between 1996 and 2013, 991 police officers have been killed in the line of duty. These public servants put their lives on the line to protect Americans. Their deaths should concern everyone, including public health researchers. But researchers’ dislike of guns may be clouding their judgment, and a new study, which claims that more police were feloniously killed in states with more guns, mistakenly concludes that private gun ownership causes police deaths. The study, which was announced last week and is forthcoming in the American Journal of Public Health, received extensive national and international news coverage. But if the researchers...
  • Cop refused to shoot black suspect to avoid becoming media’s new Darrin Wilson

    08/17/2015 8:31:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And let himself get pistol-whipped as a result Congratulations, media. You’ve done solid work here. The criminals know what the score is now and they’re taking full advantage - and tragically, so do the cops. Police officer conducts traffic stop. Tells suspect to stay in the car. Suspect gets out of the car and comes aggressively at the officer. The fact that the suspect has no gun and the cop is packing doesn’t cause the suspect to hesitate in the slightest. In fact, it’s to his advantage, and he knows it. Because if the cop fires his weapon to protect...
  • Assaulted Alabama detective hesitated because he feared being labeled a racist

    08/16/2015 7:20:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Was there anyone with two working brain cells to rub together who was really surprised by this story? A police detective in Alabama pulls over a motorist who is driving in an erratic fashion, calls for backup and suddenly sees the driver exiting the vehicle and coming toward him in an aggressive fashion. Under normal circumstances, the detective should have used whichever level of force (or threat thereof) was required to get the driver back in the vehicle until his backup arrived. But instead, this happens. The two end up in a parking lot when the detective calls for...
  • How the Pentagon's distribution of military gear to police is about to tighten again

    08/16/2015 3:12:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 8/15/15 | Dan Lamothe
    <p>One year after the use of military vehicles and equipment by police in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, prompted questions about how the Pentagon distributes unused gear and weapons to local law enforcement agencies, new guidelines tightening the program will soon take effect.</p>
  • Cop Pistol-Whipped With His Own Gun After Restraining Himself For Fear of Backlash

    08/15/2015 12:58:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/15/2015 | Ken Meyer
    The story of an Alabama police detective went viral this week after being pistol-whipped with his own gun for fear of becoming the newest police headline.“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” the officer later told reporters. “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”The officer, who has asked to remain anonymous, was attacked last Friday after stopping a car that was erratically moving down the highway. After pulling-over to a parking lot at a shopping mall, Janard Cunningham reportedly got out...
  • Obama: Task force will improve policing with 'communities of color' [Nationalize the Police]

    08/15/2015 11:18:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/15 | Barbara Boland
    President Obama discussed initiatives he's put in place to change the tense dynamic between "many communities of color" and the police on the one year anniversary of teenager Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. "I convened a task force on community policing to find commonsense steps that can help us drive down crime and build up trust and cooperation between communities and police, who put their lives on the line every single day to help keep us safe. And I've met personally with rank and file officers to hear their ideas," said Obama in his weekly address. Obama said that...
  • The Biggest Idiots in Politics: The #Blacklivesmatter Protesters

    08/15/2015 4:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Nobody is working harder to ensure that black Americans die violently than the #Blacklivesmatter protesters. Not the KKK. Not the Aryan Nation. Not the American Nazi Party. In fact, if those groups were smart (and being a part of one of those groups is de facto proof that theyÂ’re not), then theyÂ’d be doing everything they can to fund the #blacklivesmatter crowd. Why? Well, first of all, despite the name, the group doesnÂ’t care about most #blacklives. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted PER DAY in the United States. Many of those innocents are slaughtered via Planned Parenthood, an...
  • Church Builds Gun Range, Launches Range Ministry ‘In The Name Of Jesus Christ

    08/14/2015 3:37:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Aug 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Rocky Mount United Methodist Church decided what to do with the gully behind their church–they built a gun range and launched a gun range ministry “in the name of Jesus Christ.”
  • Not News: Unarmed White Teen Killed by Cop; Two White Cops Killed by Blacks

    08/13/2015 4:57:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The media enthusiastically remind us that it's the first anniversary of the death of Ferguson's Michael Brown, a death that spawned the so-called Black Lives Matter movement. In a September speech at the United Nations, President Barack Obama said, "The world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young man was killed, and a community was divided." Never mind that both a grand jury and the federal Department of Justice exonerated the officer who shot and killed Brown. Never mind that neither the physical evidence nor eyewitness testimony corroborated the assertions that Brown...
  • ‘Operation Truck Stop’ enforcement effort targets off-toll-road traffic in Northern Indiana

    08/12/2015 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Overdrive ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Dills
    Indiana is known for its targeting of truckers relative to the behavioral aspects of on-highway safety — no state devotes a larger share of its focus to ticketing and issuing warnings to drivers for moving-type violations. When officials in the northern part of the state in late June announced a weeklong “Operation Truck Stop” three-county enforcement effort during the July 4 holiday week along U.S. 20, a common Indiana Toll Road alternate, in late June, regular readers could have been forgiven for seeing little news there. As Overdrive‘s reports on the state made clear in the last year, such efforts...
  • Boston Police Commissioner Hoping to Criminalize the Recording of Cops in Public

    08/12/2015 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Photography is not a crime ^ | August 11, 2015 | Maya Shaffer
    In a recent interview with The Boston Herald, Boston police Commissioner William Evans whined about people who record the police, even going so far as to call for a new law that would criminalize the act of recording a police officer while standing within a certain distance of them.
  • Deray Refuses to Say Police Shootings Justified When Suspect Shoots First (BLM Leader)

    08/11/2015 2:40:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 11, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with The Daily Beast’s Justin Glawe, prominent #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson refused to say whether police shootings are justified when the suspect pulls a gun and fires at law enforcement officials. Glawe was present at Monday night’s Ferguson protests, and spoke with McKesson and fellow activist Hermz about their views on police shootings. “Neither McKesson nor Hermz wanted to discuss the hypothetical that underpins the clearest legal justification for use of force by police: If someone points a gun at an officer (and even fires it), is the officer justified in using lethal force?” he writes....
  • Off-duty Florida Detective Reels In $12 Million Package of Cocaine (while fishing)

    08/11/2015 2:28:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 20 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | Daniel Xu
    What is the biggest catch you ever made in your life? For one Florida deputy, it was no fish, but rather a floating bundle of carefully-wrapped cocaine worth an estimated $12 million. According to Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell, an off-duty detective with his office was fishing 20 miles offshore last week when he happened upon 50 pounds of uncut cocaine.
  • Police: Officers were in danger before shooting, killing teen (Indianapolis)

    08/10/2015 8:36:28 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    WISH TV-8 (Indianapolis tv station) ^ | 8.10.15 | WISH TV Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 15-year-old was shot and killed by police late Sunday night on the northeast side of Indianapolis after, according to police, officers’ lives were in danger...
  • Despite Unrest, Blacks Do Not Feel More Mistreated by Police

    08/10/2015 10:49:20 AM PDT · by thetroyster67 · 9 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 08/10/2015 | thetroyster67
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Despite the significant public attention on confrontations between black citizens and police in Missouri, Maryland and New York over the past year, blacks in 2015 express virtually the same opinions about being mistreated by police as they did in 2013. This year, 18% of adult blacks say there has been an occasion the last 30 days when they personally felt they were treated unfairly in dealings with police, which is virtually the same as the 17% recorded in 2013. This is down from as high as 25% in 2004.
  • Police Request F.B.I. Help in Texas Killing

    08/08/2015 9:26:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 8/8/15 | Liam Stackaug
    Photo Friends and family gathered at a candlelight vigil for Christian Taylor in Arlington, Tex., on Saturday.The F.B.I. has been asked to help investigate Mr. Taylor's death. The police in Arlington, Tex., asked the F.B.I. to help investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black college student who was killed by a police trainee early Friday morning inside a car dealership. Chief Will Johnson of the Arlington Police Department said that the trainee, Brad Miller, 49, shot and killed Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old football player at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Tex., as he attempted to flee from police...
  • Man charged in Birmingham detective's beating; outrage follows support of attack on social media

    08/08/2015 8:53:06 PM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | August 08, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A Center Point man with a violent past is now charged with attempted murder in the pistol-whipping of a Birmingham police detective during a traffic stop Friday morning. Police today identified the suspect as 34-year-old Janard Shamar Cunningham, also known as Janaris Shavar Cunningham. He has at least a half dozen convictions dating back to 1999, and as many arrests in which charges were dismissed during the same time period. Cunningham is charged in the beating of a detective who is a six-year veteran of the force. Authorities said Cunningham stole the detective's gun and then repeatedly hit him in...
  • ... prosecutor steered police away from evidence Freddie Gray had history of 'crash for cash' ...

    08/07/2015 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 6, 2015 | Kevin Rector
    Complete Headline: Defense says prosecutor steered police away from evidence Freddie Gray had history of 'crash for cash' schemes The police detectives who investigated the death of Freddie Gray were told that he had a history of participating in "crash-for-cash" schemes — injuring himself in law enforcement settings to collect settlements — but were advised by a state prosecutor not to pursue the information, according to defense attorneys for the six officers charged in Gray's arrest and death. The defense attorneys said in a court motion Thursday that Assistant State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe told police investigators working the case in...
  • Are Color-Coded Cops the Solution to Police Brutality? (A libtard with an idea alert)

    08/07/2015 12:20:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Eugene S. Robinson
    But our fix [to the problem of racist police] is so simple that we’re kicking ourselves for not having thought of it before: policing made-to-order. Citizens of color should have the choice to interact with cops of the same racial or cultural background. In practical terms, it would look like this: An African-American driver is pulled over for, say, not signaling a lane change. The attending officer will, in the spirit of good public service, ask the driver if she’d be more comfortable with an African-American police officer. If so? Then the attending police officer calls it in and sits...
  • A year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson has changed

    08/07/2015 7:30:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 7, 2015 | JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A year ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was a mostly quiet working-class suburban town. The uneasy relationship between its growing black population and its mostly white police force barely registered in local headlines. Everything changed on Aug. 9, 2014, when a white police officer named Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. The street confrontation on that sultry day launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
  • Florida man arrested after attempting to carjack unmarked police cruiser

    08/06/2015 8:04:51 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 32 replies
    Dominique Albert, 27, armed with a steak knife, approached an unmarked car in an alley Thursday night around 9:45 p.m. After he opened the door, he realized there were two officers inside who were in the area on a stakeout for street crimes
  • Texas deputy responds to accusation by black legislator of 'rude' and 'nasty' traffic stop

    08/06/2015 4:58:48 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 41 replies
    KHOU-TV ^ | August 5, 2015 | Kevin Reece
    The Austin County Sheriff's Office released the dash camera video of a July 14 traffic stop of State Representative Garnet Coleman Tuesday to refute claims Coleman made last week about being disrespected and treated "like a child."
  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater (Nashville, TN area) (update: shooter is dead)

    08/05/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 161 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Chuck Morris
    Posted: Aug 05, 2015 1:36 PM CST Updated: Aug 05, 2015 1:46 PM CST Posted by Chuck Morris Connect NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to WSMV.com and Channel 4 News for updates.
  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly (vs. only 3 percent of whites)

    08/05/2015 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why. This information, from a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, comes as the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, approaches its first anniversary and the nation continues to grapple with police-related deaths of black Americans. African-Americans said they felt especially targeted by the police. Half of black respondents, including 6 in 10 black men, said they...
  • NEMO police officer arrested for threatening daughter with gun

    08/04/2015 3:45:15 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    wgem.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | WGEM Staff
    A part-time Kahoka, Missouri, police officer was arrested Sunday afternoon after threatening her daughter with a handgun, according to court documents. Michele D. Miller, 42, of Memphis, Missouri, is charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. She was released from jail after posting a $2,500 cash-only bond. Court documents state police were called to Miller's residence at 2:45 p.m. after being notified of a dispute with a gun involved. Miller's daughter, who Memphis Police Chief Bill Holland said was a teenager, told police that Miller had returned from a float trip Sunday and was upset that chores were not completed. She said...
  • Suspect in Memphis Police Officer’s Death Turns Himself In

    08/04/2015 12:31:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ashley Southall
    An ex-convict wanted in Tennessee for the murder of a Memphis police officer turned himself in to the authorities on Monday, law enforcement officials said. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, was taken into custody after surrendering to the United States Marshals Office, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said. Toney Armstrong, the Memphis police director, said Mr. Wilbourn, accompanied by a lawyer, turned himself in and was expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in the shooting of Officer Sean Bolton.
  • Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops (federalization of police begins)

    08/03/2015 9:21:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/15 | Colin Campbell
    Following the recent spike in violent crime, Baltimore's Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced at a press conference Sunday morning the establishment of BFED, where federal agents from FBI, ATF, DEA and other agencies will be embedded in the Baltimore homicide unit. (Colin Campbell/Baltimore Sun video
  • An AP report on the murders and freefall of Baltimore translated by a former street cop

    08/03/2015 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Under the crushing weight of incompetent Black Democrats, Baltimore has slipped into a cesspool of crime not seen since the early 1970s. Baltimore has no hope of pulling out of its descent into a modern day Dodge City unless it changes its leadership; but that is simply not going to happen. Baltimore is supposed to be the Black, Democrat “shinning City on the hill” that proves a modern American city can be run on hatred for the police. The thugocrocy that rules Baltimore can never/will never admit its incompetence and step aside to save the city. Since Baltimore’s spring offensive...
  • UPDATE: Taco Bell fires worker for writing "PIG" on officer's fast-food order

    08/02/2015 7:08:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    KAKE ^ | 8/2/15
    UPDATE: Taco Bell has fired an employee that left an insensitive remark on an order of an officer and his fiancé. The company apologizes for the worker’s behavior and says they’re moving forward to correct the situation.Jeff Graves, senior director of operations for Taco Bell, said the worker was let go from the job. The worker wrote “PIG” on to-go orders for the couple Saturday night in Newton.“We do not share the same belief or view as the employee whatsoever,” Graves said. “Our company, Taco Bell, has always been pro-law enforcement, military. We’ve always supported the police in our community....
  • Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of Memphis Police Officer; Manhunt Continues

    08/02/2015 7:30:10 PM PDT · by boycott · 45 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 2, 2015
    Memphis police identified 29-year-old Tremaine Wilburn as the suspect in a weekend shooting of an officer. Tremaine Wilburn, 29, is seen in a photo released by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Tremaine Wilburn, 29, is seen in a photo released by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Wilburn is at large and considered armed and dangerous, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters late Sunday. “You can be assured that we will continue to pursue this suspect, and we will exhaust all means until he is in custody,” he said. Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night. He...
  • Fluent English to be essential for UK public sector jobs

    08/02/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Press Trust of India, niticentral.com ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Aditi Khanna
    London, Aug 2 (PTI): People in Britain who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government announced today as part of its new tough immigration laws. From September, National Health Service (NHS) staff and council workers will be among those required to have language skills equivalent to GCSE grade C or above, the announcement said. It will also include police officers, social workers, teaching staff and assistants. Managers will have to test if employees can "communicate effectively with the public". Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock...
  • Spoiler Alert: People With No Firearms Training Get Killed In Self-Defense Simulator

    08/02/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Okay. I mean, this shouldn’t be a shocker, but people who have no firearms training didn’t survive the firearms training simulator located at Prince George's County Police Department in Maryland. Another non-surprise is that police officers did well; though some might add that concealed carry holders spend more time at the range than police officers. Regardless, the Washington Post  reported on how determining life and death situations–and when to use deadly force–is difficult; something that any gun owner, or person with common sense, would already know: [A] new study from researchers at Mount St. Mary's University sheds some light on why people...
  • Officer fatally shot during traffic stop in Memphis; killer on the run

    08/02/2015 7:23:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Holly Yan and Joe Sutton
    CNN)—A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee, authorities said Sunday. Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night by a person who was in the car he pulled over, police said.The assailant remains at large, Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said.
  • Breaking News : Memphis Officer Dies after Traffic Stop Shooting

    08/01/2015 10:28:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 8-2-2015 | Fox 13
    10:45 p.m. UPDATE: FOX13 has confirmed with multiple sources that the officer who was shot during a traffic stop has died. MPD Director Toney Armstrong will be holding a press conference at Regional One soon. UPDATE: According to MPD PIO Karen Rudolph, a call came in at approximately 9:18 p.m. Here is what we know so far: -Communications was advised that additional officers were needed in the area of Cottonwood and Perkins. -Officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot by an occupant of the vehicle
  • ID: Lawyer Claims Threat to take Infant Invalidates Gun Charge

    08/01/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Angelo Cervantes, Left, Raul E Herrera (Fiancée of Sophia) Right When a warrant was served in an Idaho murder case on December 3, 2014, a woman, one of the suspects' fiancee, Sophia D. Sanchez, was just leaving the house.  She was questioned before being read her Miranda rights.  She refused to answer questions until her attorney was present.   The Detective continued to question her.  Her lawyer claims that she was coerced into talking.  From idahostatesman.com: Ackley claims Nampa Detective Mark Palfreyman coerced Sanchez into talking with him. Palfreyman noted that Sanchez’s 16-month-old baby was her top priority and that...