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  • Man trespassing in Southeast D.C. Metro tunnel shot, killed by police officer

    03/12/2015 9:25:37 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 12 replies
    ABC 7 DC ^ | March 12, 2015 - 11:29 pm | Jay Korf
    The fatal shooting of a man by police along Metrorail tracks in the District Thursday night disrupted service for the Orange, Blue and Silver lines. The Potomac Avenue station in Southeast D.C. was also shut down as firefighters removed the body from the tracks about 400 feet east of the station, inside the tunnel.

    03/04/2015 9:22:33 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies ^ | March 4, 2015 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In August of 2013, before the shooting of Michael Brown; before the death of Eric Garner, a White Virginia man was murdered by the Fairfax County Police while he was standing in the doorway of his own home with his hands up. He was actually begging the police not to shoot him when he was shot anyway for no apparent reason. The victim, John Geer was involved in a furious argument with his live-in girlfriend when she decided to call to the police. Geer was throwing her belongings out onto the lawn of the house they shared and she could...
  • Homeless Man Grabbed Officer’s Pistol Prior to Fatal Skid Row Shooting: Chief Beck

    03/02/2015 9:56:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3-2-15 | Anthony Kurzweil, Eric Spillman and Christina Pascucci
    A homeless man fatally shot by police in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday had grabbed an officer’s pistol, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Monday. Beck made the statement during a noon press conference to update the public on the department’s investigation into the deadly shooting, which was captured on video. “While on the ground and struggling with the officers, the man forcibly grabbed one of the officer’s holstered pistols, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” Beck said. Police were responding to a robbery call at East Sixth Street and South San Pedro Street when the shooting...
  • In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting

    02/27/2015 7:11:32 AM PST · by heartwood · 24 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Neal Macdonald
    White privilege didn't protect John Geer. That's not to say he didn't have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year. But Geer, pierced 18 months ago by a police bullet as he stood inside the screen door of his own home, his hands raised, begging not to be shot, simply disappeared into the emotional mixing bowl of American news and political priorities. That should not have happened. The killing of John Geer...
  • Dashboard camera video shows man killed by NJ police raising his hands

    01/22/2015 4:30:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 72 replies ^ | 1-22-2015 |
    In the video, the mood changes in a flash when Days tells his partner about the gun and starts yelling, "Show me your hands!" The driver, Leroy Tutt, raises his hands immediately. Reid does not at first. Days, still yelling, reaches into the car and appears to remove a gun. "I'm going to shoot you," Days shouts, at one point addressing Reid by his first name. "You're going to be f---ing dead. If you reach for something, you're going to be f---ing dead." Days tells his partner, "He's reaching for something." Faintly on the video, Reid can be heard telling...
  • Angry crowd gathers after Freeport police fatally shoot suspect

    01/07/2015 7:38:41 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 79 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1-7-15 | Andrew Horansky
    FREEPORT, Texas – A large, angry crowd gathered at an officer-involved shooting scene in Freeport Wednesday after a police officer shot and killed a man. Freeport police say they received a call for help from the Garden Villa Apartments at 310 Yaupon. Someone inside an apartment said their door had been kicked in. When police arrived, three frightened children ran outside. Police went inside and found 31-year-old Ronald Sneed on top of his girlfriend in her bedroom. They say he appeared to be pointing a gun at the woman and that's when the officer shot him. Police haven't released other...
  • Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills...

    12/24/2014 2:26:24 PM PST · by grundle · 58 replies ^ | December 24, 2014 | Michael Walsh
    Full title: Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri Hundreds of people gathered at a suburban St. Louis gas station early Wednesday morning after a police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old man who had been pointing a 9 mm handgun at the officer, authorities said. Some protesters among the angry crowd of between 200 and 300 turned violent early Wednesday morning, setting off explosive devices and throwing bricks and rocks, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a press conference. More than 50 police officers, some in riot gear, responded,...
  • Teenager is fatally shot at gas station in Berkeley

    12/24/2014 1:04:12 AM PST · by fluorescence · 14 replies
    BERKELEY • A teenager was fatally shot late Tuesday at a Mobil gas station on North Hanley Road here. The victim was identified as Antonio Martin, 18, by his mother, Toni Martin. Toni Martin and others at the scene said Antonio was shot by a police officer. The body remained on the parking lot just in front of the Mobil gas station at 6800 North Hanley Road at about 1 a.m. Berkeley police cars were on either side.
  • Philadelphia Police Officer Shoots Suspect in Head During Deadly Struggle

    12/15/2014 10:51:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    NBC Philly ^ | 12-15-14 | Dan Stamm
    The family of a man shot in the head and killed by a Philadelphia police officer sought answers in the hours after the deadly incident during a traffic stop in the city’s Mayfair section. The deadly gunshot rang out around 2:45 a.m. along the 6600 block of Frankford Avenue after police said the suspect reached for a loaded handgun — stolen last year — in his rental car. "I would like to know why the police, law enforcement, has the right to kill instead of disabling," the victim's mother Tanya Dickerson said. "It has to stop, this is enough already."...
  • Sacramento-Area Cop Shooting Suspect Had Already Been Deported -- Twice

    10/25/2014 10:45:19 PM PDT · by BAW · 22 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    Marcelo Marquez allegedly shot and killed a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy and a Placer County Sheriff's Deputy, and also allegedly shot and wounded a second Placer County deputy and a civilian on Friday. On Saturday, authorities revealed that the suspect -- real name, Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte -- had already been deported twice from the United States. According to Sacramento's KCRA, he was "sent back in to Mexico in 1997 and again in 2001." The 1997 deportation was the result of "conviction in Arizona...on charges of possession of narcotics for sale." He was arrested stateside in 2001 as well.
  • The Lie Behind the Lynch Mob

    08/26/2014 5:06:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Perazzo
    The Lie Behind the Lynch MobPosted By John Perazzo On August 26, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Sunday in New York City, Al Sharpton led at least 2,500 marchers in a rally condemning “a society where police are automatically excused” for wrongdoing. At issue was the recent death of Eric Garner, a black New Yorker who resisted arrest and subsequently died from what a medical examiner described as an interplay between a white police officer’s chokehold and Garner’s multiple chronic infirmities. A featured speaker at Sunday’s demonstration was the mother of Amadou Diallo, a black man...
  • Ferguson Shooting Shock: Witness Unwittingly Captured on Audio Corroborates Police Story

    08/18/2014 4:50:40 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 August 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Ferguson Shooting Shock: Witness Unwittingly Captured on Audio Corroborates Police Story The New American 18 August 2014 The media have portrayed Ferguson teen Michael Brown as a hapless shooting victim of racially motivated police, but newly revealed eyewitness audio refutes that narrative and indicates that Brown was, in fact, the aggressor. While Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities are being slaughtered by the Islamic State jihadis in the most brutal of ways, the U.S. media has been obsessed with the Ferguson, Missouri, police’s shooting of teenager Mike Brown. It’s portrayed as an example of how black youth are unfairly targeted...
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man in South L.A.; Family Members Say He Was Lying Down When Shot

    08/13/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    KTLA 5 News ^ | August 12, 2014 11:39pm PDT | JOHN A. MORENO, MELISSA PAMER AND NERISSA KNIGHT,
    Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway (map) at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday evening. Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated. :snip: A...
  • Cop arrives at traffic accident, shoots Air Force airman’

    03/16/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/14/2014 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama police chief has determined that one of his officers used “appropriate force,” when the cop arrived at the scene of a traffic accident and immediately shot an apparently unarmed Air Force airman. The airman, 20-year-old Michael Davidson, was shot in the chest and nearly bled out before receiving medical aid, according to the Raw Story. Davidson was driving to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He may have been driving erratically, according to the Ledger-Enquirer. After clipping another vehicle, he pulled over to exchange insurance information with the other driver. Eventually, Officer Phillip Hancock arrived...
  • Texas -Cop shoots 72-year-old dead in his home (Wrong address, no charges)

    01/30/2014 10:55:13 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 133 replies ^ | 1/30/2014 | Ashley Collman
    Actual headline below: Would not fit in title header Rookie cop who shot 72-year-old dead in his home while investigating burglary at the WRONG address will not be charged A family devastated: Waller was shot by Fort Worth police as they searched his home for burglars in the dark using only flashlights
  • Suspect yelled “I’m not going to jail” before charging at officer

    01/17/2014 9:13:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1-17-14 | Larry Seward
    HOUSTON -- A suspect was shot and killed by an officer with the Houston Police Department late Thursday. - - - - - - - - - - Smith said a uniformed officer was working security when he saw a young man looking in the windows of a bicycle shop. The officer believed the man was casing the business and approached the suspect, who then got on a bike and started riding away. The officer got in his personal vehicle and stopped the suspect, police said. As he was being detained, police said the suspect shoved the officer and ran...
  • Surveillance video disputes details in DPD shooting

    10/17/2013 8:28:52 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 15 replies
    DALLAS –– Footage from a surveillance camera pointed at the street where officers shot a mentally ill man in the abdomen earlier this week shows the man never walked toward police nor raised a knife to them, disputing a police officer’s narrative provided in a sworn affidavit.
  • Police: Cop shot unarmed man in Charlotte 10 times

    09/16/2013 3:04:19 PM PDT · by redreno · 45 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 16 5:58 PM EDT | MITCH WEISS
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now charged in his death, investigators said Monday. A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while responding to a breaking and entering call. Ten of the bullets hit the former Florida A&M University football player. Kerrick was charged with voluntary manslaughter and is scheduled for a first court appearance on Tuesday.
  • Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar

    07/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 142 replies ^ | 07/27/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage. The officers, who are both in their first year with Fort Worth PD, were responding to a burglary alarm on May 28 when the tragic mistake occurred. “Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,” the cops approached the home of Jerry Waller by mistake, according to an affidavit. The house they were actually supposed to go to was across...
  • Mother of Man Killed by Police: ‘I Want No Cover-Up; I Want Answers’

    10/06/2012 5:58:50 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | COLIN MOYNIHAN and WENDY RUDERMAN
    Detective Hassan Hamdy made the split-second decision to fire a single fatal shot at an unarmed motorist during an early morning traffic stop on a highway in Queens because he thought the driver was reaching for a gun, according to the detective’s lawyer. The driver, Noel Polanco, 22, did not comply with Detective Hamdy’s orders to put his hands up, instead reaching “down in a quick motion, down on the floor of the car,” said lawyer Philip Karasyk, representing the detective. Detective Hamdy twice yelled “Police!” and was wearing a heavy vest with the word “police” written across it, Mr....
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • Unarmed Army reservist shot and killed by police at traffic stop on Grand Central Parkway

    10/06/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 5, 2012 | By Rocco Parascandola , Kerry Burke , Shayna Jacobs AND Corky Siemaszko
    An Army reservist with a clean record was fatally shot in his car by an NYPD detective early Thursday — before he even had “a chance to put his hands up” in surrender, a witness told the Daily News. Noel Polanco, 22, was killed on the Grand Central Parkway in what witness Diane DeFerrari called an act of “pure road rage” following a terrifying chase by cops in an unmarked vehicle. “Noel didn't have a chance to put his hands up. They screamed, ‘Put up your hands!’ and shot at the same time,” said DeFerrari, a 36-year-old bartender who was...
  • 54-Year-Old Woman Patricia Cook Killed in Police Shooting in Culpeper

    02/19/2012 10:16:11 AM PST · by Altariel · 183 replies · 3+ views
    My Fox DC ^ | February 10, 2012 | Audrey Barnes
    By AUDREY BARNES/myfoxdc CULPEPER, Va. - Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a police shooting that killed a 54-year-old woman in Culpeper. A telephone pole on North East Street is where police say the confrontation between Patricia Cook and a five-year veteran of the Town of Culpeper Police Department ended. Ironically, it began about 75 yards up the street outside of the church Cook attended. And if you had to pick a person least likely to be shot and killed by police, the victim's next door neighbor said it would be Patricia Cook. “She’s always talked really...
  • Rapid City police: 1 officer dead, 2 injured

    08/02/2011 9:39:54 PM PDT · by quantim · 51 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 2, 11:53 PM EDT
    RAPID CITY, S.D (AP) -- A western South Dakota police officer was killed and two others were seriously wounded after a shootout with a man during a routine stop, authorities said late Tuesday. Officer James Ryan McCandless, 28, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender said. Officer Nick Armstrong, 27, was in critical condition after undergoing surgery, and the third officer, who was shot in the side of the face, was listed as stable. His name hasn't been released. Gunfire erupted about 10 minutes after the three officers approached four people at an intersection....
  • Seattle to pay $1.5 million to slain woodcarver's family

    04/29/2011 5:33:17 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 61 replies
    KOMO ^ | 04/29/2011 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - The city of Seattle has reached a $1.5 million settlement of claims brought by the family of slain woodcarver John T. Williams, who was shot dead by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk last August. The settlement was reached after a mediation involving representatives of the John T. Williams estate, Williams’ mother and the city. The Williams family, which earlier failed in its attempts to get criminal charges filed against Birk, expressed relief that the matter could be resolved early without extended and costly litigation. "This is one step towards justice, but it is only a step. Nothing can...
  • Cole Killing Inquest Continues Saturday

    08/21/2010 12:51:13 AM PDT · by JLS · 4 replies ^ | 20 August 2010 | Unattributed
    LAS VEGAS -- The coroner's inquest into the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Las Vegas police officer will continue Saturday. During the inquest Friday, Sequoia Pearce, the fiancé of 21-year-old Trevon Cole, told a jury of seven that she and Cole had tried to surrender when police stormed their northeast valley apartment. Authorities said Det. Bryan Yant, 34, shot and killed Cole when he made a sudden move during a search of Cole’s apartment the night of June 11. Yant and other officers suspected Cole was dealing marijuana from the residence. Cole was unarmed and his family...
  • Vigil Honors Erik Scott, Raises Questions About His Death

    08/11/2010 1:21:15 AM PDT · by JLS · 17 replies · 1+ views
    KLAS website ^ | 11 Aug 2010 | nonattributed
    LAS VEGAS- In a circle in the corner of the Summerlin Costco parking lot, friends and strangers lit candles in memory of 39-year-old Erik Scott. "There's nothing we can do to bring Erik back," yelled one speaker. "But, there is something we can do to change the system." They stood shoulder to shoulder, firmly believing the West Point and Duke University graduate did not deserve to die. "I know Erik," said his friend Ivan Sher. "I know him really well. I know his disposition, and there is no possible way that what was represented could have actually happened."
  • Vigil to Mark 1 Month Since Las Vegas Police Shooting

    08/10/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 31 replies
    AP via 8NewsNow ^ | 8/10/10 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS -- Family members and friends are planning a vigil to mark the one-month anniversary of the Las Vegas police slaying of a man in front of a membership warehouse store. The 9 p.m. Tuesday event is part of an ongoing family campaign to highlight the July 10 death of 38-year-old Erik Scott by police just outside the Costco store in Summerlin. Police say Scott had a gun and the three officers who shot Scott were responding to reports of a man ripping merchandise inside the store. Family members say Scott had a concealed weapons permit, and police should...
  • Banner alleging Vegas police cover-up to fly at U.S. Open

    08/07/2010 11:54:54 PM PDT · by JLS · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7 August 2010 | JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Spectators at Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing might see this message flying over the ocean: "Vegas police cover up? R.I.P. Erik B." Here's what it means: Family and friends have paid for a plane to fly a banner near the municipal pier in an attempt to gain national attention for Scott's death and in hopes of getting answers to some questions. Scott, a West Point graduate with an MBA from Duke, was killed in an officer-involved shooting at a Las Vegas Costco on July 10, and family and friends say they have little information about what...
  • Family Attorney Outraged Over Inquest Delay

    07/28/2010 9:55:38 PM PDT · by JLS · 11 replies · 1+ views
    8 NewsNow ^ | 28 July 2010 | 8NewsNow
    ... An attorney for Scott's family is outraged, but Clark County District Attorney David Roger says there's a legitimate reason for the delay. Roger says for reasons beyond Metro's control, the original coroner's inquest date simply won't work. ... But now that the inquest has been postponed, Scott's family still doesn't know when they'll finally be allowed to see that videotape. "We're now going on three weeks. What could possibly be a legitimate reason not to produce the video and 911 recording," asked Goodman.
  • Police surround Seattle home where person of interest in police shooting may be hiding

    11/29/2009 10:39:12 PM PST · by Jack Black · 799 replies · 17,991+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Nov 29, 2009 | ST staff
    Police surround Seattle home where person of interest in police shooting may be hiding A SWAT team and police negotiators surrounded a Leschi home in Seattle where the man sought for questioning in the Lakewood police shooting may be hiding. By Seattle Times staff A SWAT team and police negotiators surrounded a Leschi home in Seattle where the man sought for questioning in the Lakewood police shooting may be hiding. Police responded to the home at East Yesler Way and 32nd Avenue South where police stopped a woman who was leaving the home. She told them Maurice Clemmons was on...
  • 15-year-old was first to enroll in local gang program

    06/11/2009 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Peter Horry · 3 replies · 481+ views
    The Herald (Rock Hill, SC) ^ | Jun. 11, 2009 | Christy Mullins
    Nearly three months before her fatal stand-off with Rock Hill Police, 15-year-old Yvette Williams had enrolled in a program to help young people get out of gangs. Williams was the first student to sign up with Project GO — short for Gang Out — in Rock Hill. The middle-schooler had some gang affiliations, said Project GO executive director A.V. Strong, but she was working hard to get out. Strong said he last saw Williams at a church workshop, and he spoke Tuesday at her funeral. Strong, who supervises the statewide program from Columbia, said the teen was making progress. He...
  • Man shot in face by off-duty Atlanta officer

    05/06/2009 4:19:21 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 64 replies · 2,239+ views
    atlanta urinal constipation ^ | 5/5/09 | marcus garner
    A 28-year-old Atlanta man was shot by an off-duty Atlanta police officer Tuesday night, but accounts vary as to what led to the conflict. Atlanta Police Lt. Keith Meadows said an officer, working security at the Cityviews Apartments on Richardson Street, saw what he believed to be a “suspicious” person and when the officer approached the man ran to his car. The officer approached the “The subject reached under his seat and the officer felt threatened,” Meadows said. The officer fired a single shot to the face. No weapons were found on the man, Meadows said. The wounded man had...
  • Man shot by state police in Hamilton Township last night (75 years old with Dementia)

    11/21/2008 7:06:27 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 40 replies · 1,204+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | 11/21/08
    SNYDERSVILLE (PA) — A 75-year-old man is in surgery in Lehigh Valley Hospital after being shot five times during an armed confrontation with state police in his residence. Police were called to 4103 Manor Drive shortly after midnight for a report of shots fired. They talked to Hagen's roommate, whose name has not been released, and were told Hagen was recently diagnosed with dementia and displayed erratic behavior during the past few days. Hagen was in his bedroom with the door closed. Police said they could hear him calling out different names. Police knocked on the door and entered cautiously....
  • Cops Acquitted In Sean Bell Shooting Death

    04/25/2008 6:22:46 AM PDT · by Dallas · 185 replies · 560+ views
    Cops Acquitted In Sean Bell Shooting Death Judge Clears Three NYPD Detectives Of All Charges In Nov. 2006 Incident NEW YORK (CBS) ― A judge has acquitted three NYPD detectives of all charges in the shooting death of 23-year-old Sean Bell on Friday. Bell was gunned down in a hail of 50 bullets outside a Queens strip club on what would have been his wedding day in November 2006. The highly anticipated verdict, which many see as holding far-reaching social ramifications for New York City and its police force, comes after seven weeks worth of testimony without a jury. Detectives...
  • Police Chase Leads To Officer Involved Shooting

    09/24/2007 10:14:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 2 replies · 78+ views
    KMPH TV, Fresno ^ | Sep 24, 2007 | Unknown
    Fresno Police are investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred in Northwest Fresno on Monday.

    05/23/2007 7:24:31 AM PDT · by wideawake · 42 replies · 1,506+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/23/2007 | MURRAY WEISS; DAN MANGAN
    May 23, 2007 -- Officer Raphael Lora fatally shot a Bronx driver only after the man pulled his car door shut against the off-duty cop's body and began driving away - making Lora fear he would be run over and killed, sources told The Post. "He thought the only way to stop the vehicle was to stop the guy," said a person familiar with Lora's account of shooting Fermin Arzu, 41, Friday. The killing of Honduran immigrant Arzu remains the subject of pending NYPD and Bronx DA investigations. Supporters claim that the shooting was justified because Lora, 37, was in...
  • Chain of lies led to botched raid (Atlanta Grandma Shooting)

    04/30/2007 10:37:19 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 164 replies · 3,586+ views
    The Atlanta-Journal Constitution ^ | April 27, 2007 | Rhonda Cook
    Feds detail woman's death, officers' plea Published on: 04/27/07 According to federal documents released Thursday, these are the events that led to Kathryn Johnston's death and the steps the officers took to cover their tracks. Three narcotics agents were trolling the streets near the Bluffs in northwest Atlanta, a known market for drugs, midday on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Eventually they set their sights on some apartments on Lanier Street, usually fertile when narcotics agents are looking for arrests and seizures. Gregg Junnier and another narcotics officer went inside the apartments around 2 p.m. while Jason Smith checked the woods....
  • Police Officers Plead Guilty In Johnston Shooting

    04/26/2007 8:31:28 PM PDT · by rednesss · 21 replies · 787+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | April 26, 2007 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA -- UPDATE: Federal prosecutors have recommended sentences of 121 months for Junnier and 151 months for Smith. D.A. Paul Howard has indicated he would go along with the federal prosecutors recommendation. A formal sentencing hearing will be held at a later date. Two police officers pleaded guilty today to federal and state charges in the shooting death of a 92-year-old Atlanta woman during a botched drug raid last fall. A third officer still faces charges in the woman's death. Forty-year-old Gregg Junnier, who retired from the Atlanta police force in January, and 35-year-old Officer J.R. Smith pleaded guilty to...
  • Possible Indictments Against Police In Kathryn Johnston Case

    02/08/2007 8:45:35 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 11 replies · 603+ views
    wsb radio ^ | 2/8/07 | wsb radio
    (WSB Radio) Fulton County's top prosecutor plans to seek charges against several current and former Atlanta police officers in the fatal shooting of an elderly Atlanta woman. WSB's Veronica Waters reports lawyers for three officers have been informed that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard will take the case of Kathryn Johnston's shooting before a grand jury February 26. The proposed indictment would include 17 charges, including felony murder, burglary, aggravated assault, making false statements, violation of oath of office and criminal solicitation. Newly retired Atlanta police officer Gregg Junnier has been cooperating with the federally-led joint investigation into...
  • No - The Cops Didn't Murder Sean Bell (Heather MacDonald Slams Drive By Hustlers Alert)

    12/05/2006 1:46:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 36 replies · 1,563+ views ^ | 12/05/2006 | Heather MacDonald
    New York’s anti-cop forces have roared back to life thanks to a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man a week ago. The press is once again fawning over Al Sharpton, Herbert Daughtry, Charles Barron, and sundry other hate-mongers in and out of city government as they accuse the police of widespread mistreatment of blacks and issue barely veiled threats of riots if they do not get “justice.” The allegation that last weekend’s shooting was racially motivated is preposterous. A group of undercover officers working in a gun- and drug-plagued strip joint in Queens had good reason to believe that...
  • Chief vows to review shooting

    11/28/2006 5:31:14 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 48 replies · 829+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/27/2006 | SAEED AHMED
    Five days after an elderly woman was killed in a gun battle that left three officers wounded, Atlanta police chief Richard Pennington said Sunday night his department will review its policy on "no knock" warrants and its use of confidential informants. Speaking for the first time since the Tuesday night shooting death of Kathryn Johnston at her home in northwest Atlanta, Pennington said his office "will turn over every stone to make sure we get to the reason why this tragic incident happened." Atlanta police Chief Richard Pennington says the policy on 'no knock' warrants will be reviewed. Pennington provided...
  • NYC mayor (Bloomberg) 'deeply disturbed' by shooting

    11/27/2006 12:36:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/06 | Deepti Hajela - ap
    NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg was "deeply disturbed" by the barrage of gunfire unleashed by officers in a weekend shooting that killed a groom on his wedding day, the mayor said Monday. "I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation to find out what really happened," Bloomberg said after meeting with community leaders at City Hall. Bloomberg was joined by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. Charles Rangel (news, bio, voting record) and several other officials at the meeting....
  • Statement of Cong. Gregory W. Meeks on Police Shooting of Sean Bell,Joseph Guzman,Trent Benefield

    11/26/2006 11:36:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,877+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/06 | U.S. Newswire
    JAMAICA, N.Y., Nov. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.) of the Sixth Congressional District, released the following statement today on the police shooting of Sean Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield: "Just after 4:00 a.m. yesterday morning, Saturday, November 25, 2006, a horrible, inexplicable tragedy occurred. Five police officers fired at least 50 rounds into an automobile driven by 23 year-old Sean Bell, who, along with two passengers, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, were leaving Mr. Bell's bachelor party at a nearby nightclub. Mr. Bell, a father of two daughters - three years-old and five months-old -...
  • Fugitive cop killer shot 68 times

    10/01/2006 8:48:34 AM PDT · by roostercogburn · 199 replies · 4,558+ views
    A fugitive gunman accused of killing a Florida sheriff’s deputy was shot 68 times by SWAT team officers who found him hiding in the woods, according to autopsy results. Police fired 110 shots at Angilo Freeland, 27, the target of a massive manhunt in central Florida following the shooting death of Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Williams Thursday. “That’s all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
  • Police Shot Him, But ACLU Killed Him, Group Says

    02/17/2006 10:35:38 AM PST · by yama85 · 16 replies · 858+ views ^ | February 17, 2006 | Susan Jones
    ( - Police in Antioch, Calif., shot and killed a man this week when he allegedly advanced on them with a carving knife and a meat fork. Although a bullet killed 27-year-old Scott Dittman, it might not have happened if police could have used a TASER instead of a gun, a law enforcement lobbying group said on Friday. The Law Enforcement Alliance of America calls Dittman's shooting the nation's "first real TASER death," and it pins the blame on the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, which released a report in October, warning about the rise in Taser-related deaths.
  • 4 Kenosha Police shootings in 22 months

    08/21/2005 11:11:28 AM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 23 replies · 561+ views
    Police in Kenosha County, Wisconsin apparently killed a young man and the police are stonewalling any investigation. It all smells fishy and you never know who to believe. I just hate to see corruption of any kind and It appears this kid did not have his hand on the officers weapon.
  • Police Shoot Bank Robbery Suspect In Oceanside(not expected to live)

    08/10/2005 12:08:30 PM PDT · by radar101 · 11 replies · 463+ views
    KFMB-TV ^ | August 10, 2005 | KFMB-TV
    A police officer shot and seriously wounded a bank robbery suspect at an Oceanside intersection Wednesday, officials said. The shooting happened at Bartlett Avenue and Mesa Drive in Oceanside in the late morning, according to police. Emergency personnel took the wounded man to Scripps Mercy Hospital, according to reports.
  • "We are at War with Death itself"

    07/24/2005 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Jacksonville Patriot · 8 replies · 577+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 7/24/0-5 | Janet Daley
    A small victory for the men who love death JANET DALEY It was probably bound to happen — if not now, then eventually. There is an all-out war on the streets and almost inevitably somebody was going to be killed by the authorities who was believed to be implicated but then turned out not to be. Given the peculiarly ruthless tactic of suicide bombing, who could take the risk of allowing someone who seemed to be a plausible suspect to ignite himself in a public place? Given that we are up against an enemy who states categorically that he “loves...
  • Jury Favors Ky. Detective in Shooting

    05/23/2005 8:10:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 464+ views
    AP ^ | 5/23/5
    Louisville -- A jury Monday rejected a claim by the estate of a 50-year-old black man who was handcuffed and fatally shot by a police detective. The verdict followed a two-week trial stemming from the 2002 death of James Taylor. Taylor's estate sued Detective Michael O'Neil, who is white, contending Taylor was wrongfully killed. The shooting sparked outrage among Louisville's black population. Taylor was the sixth black man killed by police in four years. O'Neil's attorney, Steve Snyder, said Monday that the Jefferson County jury heard from experts who testified that O'Neil acted according to training. Aubrey Williams, the attorney...