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  • Analysis of Washington Post police-shootings data reveals surprising result – nearly 2x more whites

    09/22/2016 2:20:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Watts up with that? ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Willis Eschenbach
    First, there were 990 fatal police shootings in 2015. How does this compare to other causes of death? Well, I can’t tell you because so few people are killed by police. The number is so small that it is outside the range of the usual mortality lists. I can say that death by police is not in the top fifty causes of death in the US, so it is relatively rare. It is extremely rare for women, because the overwhelming majority of those killed by police were men. And I would be greatly remiss if I did not highlight that...
  • Sorry, media: Black Charlotte chief says suspect had a gun, which is why black officer shot him

    09/21/2016 1:54:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 95 replies
    CANAda Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Witnesses corroborate, and no book was found anywhere -- Police Chief: Officers Warned Scott to Drop Gun Not that there is ever a good reason to have a riot, but the Charlotte rioters might be interested to know they bought a line of crap from the media, which just sent 23 people to the hospital and unleashed hours of chaos in the streets for no reason whatsoever. White-cops-shoot-unarmed-black-man? Don’t think so. As the video below demonstrates, the media caused all this. More than 1,000 people heard on the news that a guy holding a book was shot by police, and...
  • Trump Says Terence Crutcher Did Everything Right; Blames Tulsa Cop for Choking

    09/21/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was troubled by the controversial shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby last Friday because he looked like he did "everything he was supposed to do" but was killed anyway. "I must tell you I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa and that man was hands up. That man went to the car, hands up, put his hands on the car, I mean to me it looked like he did everything he was supposed to do," said Trump in remarks at a town hall style event...
  • Debate swirls around unarmed black man’s actions prior to fatal police shooting in Tulsa

    09/21/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 111 replies
    Washington post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Peter Holley, Wesley Lowery and Derek Hawkins
    A day after police in Oklahoma released video that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, attorneys representing the slain man’s family released photos that they said contradict a key claim in authorities’ version of events. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Benjamin Crump — a civil rights lawyer who has represented many families of those killed in high-profile police shootings — said Terence Crutcher never reached his hands into the driver’s side window of his stalled sport-utility vehicle before he was shot by police. Crutcher couldn’t have reached into the vehicle, Crump said, because...
  • Indiana man mistakenly shot by cop: 'Why did you shoot me?' (homeowner shot)

    08/27/2016 9:54:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2016 | AP
    An Indianapolis man who was mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery said Friday that he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old postal worker, said at a news conference that he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side early Tuesday awaiting police when he was shot, apparently just as officers were arriving.
  • Kelso officer shoots, kills man at gas station, reports say

    08/17/2016 4:19:06 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 28 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 08/17/16 | Oregonian staff and wire reports
    KELSO — Authorities say a Kelso (WA) patrolman shot and killed a man Wednesday morning who attacked a gas station clerk, a customer, and the officer himself with a walking stick. Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson told a news conference later in the morning that the suspect, a 27-year-old man described as a transient, was reported to have shoplifted from a gas station food mart in West Kelso. The officer, identified as John Johnston, responded about 8 a.m. to take a report. As the officer and one of the clerks were reviewing surveillance footage in an office, the man returned...
  • Woman fatally shot by Florida officer role-playing as ‘bad guy’ during citizen police academy

    08/10/2016 11:20:18 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10 2016 | Katie Mettler and Kristine Guerra
    Mary Knowlton arrived at the Punta Gorda, Fla., police station Tuesday night to learn how to be a community steward. The 73-year-old was there as a student in the citizen police academy, a two-hour course intended to give an intimate look at what makes the department in the quaint Florida town work. On this night, the group of 35 would tour the station and talk with officers, an essential part of academy curriculum that has gained popularity across the country amid a heated national debate about police violence.
  • City declines to identify cops in O'Neal fatal shooting, cites their safety

    08/09/2016 8:12:27 PM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9 Aug 2016 | Dan Hinkel
    The video is a must watch. The vehicle passes between two officers essentially shooting at each other. At about 5:41 on the video an officer reloads while pointing his weapon at another officer.
  • 5 minutes, 4 accounts, 1 dead: What happened when Yantis died (Idaho rancher's death)

    08/02/2016 9:19:12 PM PDT · by rey · 19 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 29 July 2016 | John Sowell
    Five minutes. That is how much time elapsed between the phone call Idaho rancher Jack Yantis received about one of his bulls being struck by a car and the moment Yantis was shot and killed by two Adams County sheriff’s deputies. It took the Idaho Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. attorney for Idaho nine months to conclude Friday that no criminal charges were warranted against Deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland. [Related: Conflicting reports thwart clarity in Yantis case.] Both agencies said conflicting stories from witnesses made it impossible to sort out what happened that dark Sunday night, Nov....
  • Obama Justice Department Laughed Off Armed New Black Panther Threat

    07/09/2016 12:00:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Is this the Dallas cop killer at a New Black Panthers march? In 2009 and 2010, lawyers working at the United States Justice Department warned top Obama political appointees and other Justice Department officials about the dangerous threats of New Black Panthers to kill police officers and other whites. I was one of those lawyers who delivered those warnings.Our warnings came in the context of the Voting Rights Act case I and other lawyers brought against the New Black Panthers on behalf of the United States in 2009, a case the Obama administration ultimately abandoned. Both top DOJ officials, including...
  • Obama to Leave Europe and Head to Dallas... But Not Until Next Week

    07/09/2016 3:31:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Barack Obama will cut short a trip to Europe and travel to Dallas next week in the wake of the deadly ambush in the city that left five police dead, the White House said Friday. “The president has accepted an invitation from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to travel to Dallas early next week,” spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement. Obama was meeting with NATO allies in response to Great Britain's exit form the European Union. After the terror attack in Brussels, Obama attended a baseball game in Havana with Cuban President Raul Castro, doing "The Wave" and enjoying the...
  • Thousands March in Downtown Atlanta

    07/08/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 52 replies
    wsb tv ^ | 07/08/2016 | unknown
    A group is marching through downtown Atlanta in response to recent police shootings.
  • Heather Mac Donald Talks About Her Essential Book: The War on Cops

    07/08/2016 12:28:32 PM PDT · by thouworm · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 07-08-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Heather Mac Donald Talks About Her Essential Book: The War on Cops July 08, 2016 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And greetings to you. Happy to have you with us, ladies and gentlemen, the Rush Limbaugh program, it is Friday. Let's commence. And I know that many of you want to weigh in on what's going on all over the place. And you shall. Whatever you want to talk about when we get to the phones, telephone number is 800‑282‑2882. And the e‑mail address is ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Okay. The war on cops has now come to Dallas, Texas. The war on police has...
  • Ballwin officer in critical, stable condition after shooting

    07/08/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by patriotUSA · 33 replies
    (KTVI) St Louis ^ | JULY 8, 2016 | BY DANIELLE SCRUGGS
    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI)- A police officer is listed in critical, stable condition after being shot during a traffic stop Friday in west St. Louis County. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the 300 block of New Ballwin Road, in Ballwin, MO. The officer sustained a wound to the neck. The officer, who works for the Ballwin Police Department, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officials say the officer was at the traffic stop and approached the suspect vehicle. As he returned back to his squad car, the suspect exited his vehicle and fired three shots.
  • Officer shot in Ballwin; suspect apprehended

    07/08/2016 9:53:14 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 16 replies
    Fox 2 Missouri ^ | 8 July 2016 | DANIELLE SCRUGGS
    <p>Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday morning in west St. Louis County. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. near the 300 block of New Ballwin Road. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an officer was wounded during a traffic stop. The wound was in the neck.</p>
  • SBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Selma(Alabama)

    07/08/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    WBRC.com ^ | July 8th 2016
    The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the events surrounding an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead in Selma.
  • Black Man Shot dead Officer-involved shooting Falcon Heights MN, US 7/6/2016

    07/06/2016 10:23:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 135 replies
    A man was shot by police in Falcon Heights on Wednesday evening. In a video posted on Facebook, the man’s girlfriend says the “police shot him for no apparent reason, no reason at all.” The girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, started the video with the man slumped next to her, his white T-shirt soaked with blood on the left side. In the video, taken with her phone, she says they were pulled over at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street for a broken taillight. Warning: Graphic video of the incident posted on Facebook
  • Cleveland Settles Lawsuit Over Tamir Rice Shooting for $6M

    04/25/2016 7:46:11 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 25 APR 16 | Mark Gillispie
    The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland said the city will pay out $3 million this year and $3 million the next. There was no admission of wrongdoing in the settlement. Family attorney Subodh Chandra called the settlement historic but added: "The resolution is nothing to celebrate because a 12-year-old child needlessly lost his life." The wrongful death suit filed...
  • Legitimate shooting by Cops in metro Nashville (graphic ace wielder)

    04/09/2016 11:30:56 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 41 replies
    We frequently discuss bad kills by law enforcement on this forum so when I saw this I knew it needed to be posted as a prime example of sometimes lawmen have to think fast. The lady had already chopped on a Sumner county deputy who called for backup Of course her family said she was a wonderful and loving mother and she may well have been but she was nuts to charge a gun drawn cop like that while she was armed with a battle axe reproduction I assume Gallatin cops and Sumner county released this pronto to stave off...
  • Unarmed man killed by Arizona cop cried, begged for life

    03/31/2016 2:16:41 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/30/2016 | Jason Silverstein
    An unarmed man who was shot and killed by an Arizona police officer in January cried, complied with police orders and begged for his life before the fatal firing, according to a newly released police report. Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old Texas man. Authorities have declined to release Brailsford’s body cam footage from the deadly encounter. But a report released on Tuesday includes extensive description of the footage, detailing Shaver’s desperate final moments before Brailsford fired five shots at him with an AR-15 rifle.
  • Fallen Deputy Koontz brought back to Kokomo

    03/21/2016 10:01:04 PM PDT · by grame · 3 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | 3/21/2016 | George Meyers
    On a day that included the identification of the man suspected of fatally shooting Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz and the release from IU Methodist Hospital of Sgt. Jordan Buckley, Koontz's partner early Sunday morning, the fallen law enforcement officer was brought home to rest. During a procession that saw thousands of Hoosiers line the streets from the Marion County coroner's office to Stout & Son Funeral Home in Kokomo, Koontz was honored by his fellow law enforcement officials and mourned by gathered family members.
  • FL Police Tip: Don't Shoot Just Because you see a Gun

    02/19/2016 2:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy of wftv.com The indoctrination of police against the Second Amendment needs to be reversed.  It is costing lives and treasure.  It was not always so.  Under long standing precidents in American, and before that, English law, a person's home is their castle, which may be protected against intruders.  If a person may not use force to protect their home, they no longer really own it. In a recent case in Florida, police went to the wrong house on a domestic call at 1 in the morning.  From wftv.com: The man, who asked to not be identified, said...
  • Seaside community remembers 'loved' fallen officer

    02/07/2016 8:07:39 AM PST · by Inspectorette · 5 replies
    kgw.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ashley Korslein
    SEASIDE, Ore. -- As news of Sgt. Jason Goodding’s death spread Saturday morning, the community of Seaside began sharing memories of the beloved veteran officer. “We know our police officers, we know them by name. When something like this happens, it really has an earthquake effect on us,” said City Councilor Jay Barber. Sgt. Jason Goodding was shot and killed while on duty in downtown Seaside. Alan Evans, a Seaside resident, recalled Goodding’s compassion for his community. “He was the epitome of community. We work with the homeless population very closely and he had this amazing relationship with everybody. He...
  • Police Kill Teen Gunman inside Northlake Mall

    12/24/2015 6:08:40 PM PST · by Cecily · 149 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 24, 2015 | Michael Gordon and Jonathan McFadden
    Christmas Eve descended into chaos Thursday when shots were fired between two groups at a north Charlotte mall and a responding off-duty police officer shot and killed one of the alleged gunmen. Northlake Mall was jammed with last-minute holiday shoppers when an argument broke out between two groups involved in an ongoing dispute. At least two of the people involved pulled guns and opened fire, on the mall’s lower level near Dick’s Sporting Goods, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Witnesses say hundreds of panicked bystanders screamed and shoved to get away from the area. Others dove under tables at the nearby food...
  • Attempt to rob off duty officer using toy gun results in terminal failure

    12/20/2015 4:31:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>An off-duty Baltimore cop shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who police say tried to rob the officer with what turned out to be a toy gun.</p> <p>The shooting Saturday at 1:30 a.m. on a block of homes decorated with Christmas lights in the Baltimore suburb of Linthicum Heights was being investigated by Anne Arundel County Police, Fox 45 reported. Police said, according to the the station, that the officer fired in self-defense. They identified the robbery suspect as 32-year-old Edel Moreland.</p>
  • Sheriff Releases Names Of 5 Deputies Involved In Shopping Plaza Shooting

    12/14/2015 4:57:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    CBS12 ^ | 12-14-15 | unattributed
    SURB. LAKE WORTH (CBS12) -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has identified the 5 deputies involved in a shopping plaza shooting over the weekend. Just before 2:00 am, December 13, 2015, deputies located a stolen vehicle taken during an armed vehicle Robbery on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The vehicle was identified based on a specific tag. As deputies were attempting to affect a traffic stop, the suspect, Olie James Goad Jr., DOB: 7/18/67, drove into a business plaza located in the 4400 block of South Congress Ave and bailed out of the vehicle fleeing westbound on foot. While running...
  • Sadly, Deven Guilford probably got exactly what he deserved

    10/17/2015 11:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 163 replies
    Detroit Free Press, Hot Air.com ^ | October 17, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    We unfortunately have another police shooting of an unarmed teenage suspect back in the news, though this one took place much earlier in the year. (Before the SJW and BLM get their knickers in a bunch, don’t worry… the kid was white.) Back in February, teenager Deven Guilford was pulled over in Mulliken, located in Eaton County, Michigan. The cause for the stop was the fact that Guilford had flashed his high beams at a cop coming in the opposite direction, so we’re not exactly talking about an international crime spree here. But upon being approached by Officer Jonathan Frost...
  • Co. police release video to defend officer who killed unarmed suspect

    09/25/2015 9:12:01 PM PDT · by gunnut · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jean Marbella, Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Baltimore County police defended an officer who fatally shot an unarmed suspect in a Reisterstown alley, saying Friday that the officer believed the man was pulling a gun.
  • Manhunt ends with deadly officer-involved shooting

    09/06/2015 6:37:48 PM PDT · by kcvl · 9 replies
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A manhunt is over after a man allegedly fired a shot at Shreveport police then led several agencies on a chase that crossed into Bossier City? Shreveport police say they were called the Betty Virginia Park just after 3:00 p.m. Sunday after a lady said a man tried to sell her narcotics. When police arrived on the scene, the man had already left the area. The man was described as a white male or middle eastern male who stood about 5'10" tall. Police say it's believed the man was in his 30's. He was last seen...
  • Texas TV Station Criticized by Sheriff’s Department for Posting Video of Deputies...Killing man

    09/02/2015 7:48:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn wire ^ | September 2, 2015
    CNN affiliate KSAT broadcast his video, which is disturbing, as it shows Flores being shot. In it, Flores is shirtless, running in front of a home in San Antonio as the two sheriff’s deputies approach him as they investigate a domestic violence call. “As the guy and police were going back and forth, the man acted like he was going to run back inside his house and then ran around the cars by the cop car, and the cops started pursuing closer to him,” Thomas told CNN. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has said Flores had a knife and was...
  • Wichita police release name in deadly officer-involved shooting

    08/24/2015 4:14:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 8-24-15 | Anne Meyer
    Wichita police release more details about an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and an officer hurt. Interim Chief Nelson Mosley said the driver who was killed was 26-year old Nicholas Garner and described the chain of events beginning Saturday at 10:10 p.m. He said that is when the officer made a traffic stop on a silver Prius on W. Kellogg Drive. Mosley said the officer was speaking through an open door of the Prius, when the driver put the vehicle in drive. "Investigators believe that the officer may have tried to stop Mr. Garner from driving to leave...
  • Prosecutor will not charge ICE agent in fatal shooting of Detroit man

    08/19/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Clickondetroit.com ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Halston Herrera
    DETROIT - A prosecutor has declined to charge an Immigration and Customs agent for the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Detroit man. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that agent Mitchell Quinn’s actions against Terrance Kellom earlier this year were justified by self-defense. Police said Kellom lunged at Quinn with a hammer before he was shot in his father's west side home on April 27. His father, Kevin Kellom, disputed that account, saying his son was escorted down the stairs by officers and was shot as he was kneeling. “My son was assassinated in my face. I will never...
  • Arlington police officer in training fatally shoots unarmed teen at car dealership

    08/08/2015 9:18:28 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 72 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 7, 2015 | Elise Schmelzer
    A 49-year-old police trainee killed an unarmed teen burglary suspect who drove an SUV into the showroom of an Arlington car dealership early Friday. ... The dealership’s security company reported the break-in after its cameras recorded a man there after hours, police said. Sgt. Paul Rodriguez said a burglar drove a sport utility vehicle through the dealership showroom’s glass doors. When police arrived they found Taylor in the showroom and approached him. Police said Miller shot Taylor after an “altercation.” Taylor died at the scene, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
  • Indictment handed down against officer in Walter Scott shooting

    06/08/2015 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 53 replies
    WCIV ^ | June 8, 2015 | WCIV
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Solicitor Scarlett Wilson on Monday announced that an indictment has been handed down by a state Grand Jury against former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager for murder. The indictment was filed and handed down on Monday, Wilson said. "The facts that were presented to us by SLED warranted a Grand Jury," she said. Wilson said Monday Slager faces 30 years to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The indictment against Slager is the only indictment presented to the Grand Jury, she said. She said they hope to hear from Judge Newman soon on...
  • Evans: Police, FBI killed armed man in Roslindale (terrorist surveillance)

    06/02/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. Evans said the suspect was wielding a large military-style black knife. FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent B. Lisi is at the scene, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected as well, FBI spokeswoman Kristin Setera told the Herald. Dozens of police officers have swarmed the small shopping plaza and officers are seeking surveillance video from a nearby Dunkin' Donuts, employees said....
  • Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop in terror probe

    06/02/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by islander-11 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "He was on foot, under surveillance," Evans said. "The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him ... and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that's never an easy decision for any officer...
  • Brother of Usaama Rahim, Terror Suspect Shot to Death in Boston, Lives in Oakland, Asks For Prayers

    06/02/2015 8:12:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/2 | Michelle Roberts
    A man with ties to the Bay Area was shot and killed by police in Boston on Tuesday. Officials say the suspect was being followed by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was wielding a military-style knife at officers. Officials told NBC News the officer and agent had been investigating whether the man, identified as Usaama Rahim, had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages. The man’s brother, who is from Oakland, is asking for prayers. Back on the East Coast, the case remains under investigation.
  • Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says

    06/03/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/3/15 | By Maria Cramer, Evan Allen, Laura Crimaldi and Lisa Wangsness
    The man fatally shot by anti-terrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case. “We believe the intent was to behead a police officer,” one official said Wednesday morning. “We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday.” (snip)They had a brief exchange near a bus stop, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation, before Rahim lunged with the knife. The weapon was more than a foot long with a...
  • CBS News: 2 Men In Boston Terror Probe Were Communicating About Attacks In U.S. (Wright 6'11, 511#)

    06/03/2015 5:43:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/3/15 | CBS Boston
    A man arrested in connection with a terror investigation in Boston will be in federal court Wednesday. David Wright was taken into custody at his home in Everett Tuesday afternoon, hours after a Boston police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators in Roslindale. According to CBS News, Wright and the man killed, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, were communicating about attacks in the U.S. and that’s why he was arrested. Investigators are continuing to look for other people both men were communicating with. Wright will face federal charges in U.S....
  • Black Knives Matter! (terror police shoot man dead in B)

    06/02/2015 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 16 replies
    "....At a rainy press conference near the crime scene, Commissioner Evans described the man as in "mid 20s", travelling on foot, and carrying a black "military-style knife". Some US media have reported the weapon as a machete. The suspect was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two officers are in hospital to be examined for stress, but did not suffer physical injuries, police said...."
  • Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo (Riot watch)

    05/23/2015 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    Fox 8 Cleveland ^ | May 23 2015 | JEN STEER AND DARCIE LORENO,
    Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. Closing arguments in the month-long trial were presented on May 5 and Judge O’Donnell was left to deliberate. If convicted, Brelo, 31, faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. On Nov. 29, 2012, Cleveland Police Officer Vasile Nan thought he heard a gunshot while he was outside of his cruiser on St. Clair Avenue near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, and pursued a blue car. The resulting police chase lasted 22 minutes, and involved more than...
  • Tulsa ME: Eric Harris Had Meth In Blood When Shot By Deputy

    05/12/2015 2:22:35 PM PDT · by gwjack · 18 replies
    Newson6.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Newson6.com
    The medical examiner has released the autopsy for a man shot and killed by a Tulsa County reserve deputy. Eric Courtney Harris' death is ruled a homicide by gunshot wound, the report states. Harris, 44, died April 2, 2015, after Reserve Deputy Bob Bates said he accidentally fired his gun instead of his Taser during an arrest. The report states Harris was shot in the right axilla or armpit. The bullet passed through his right rib cage to his left, fracturing ribs on both sides. Both lungs collapsed, the medical examiner's report states.
  • Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Tony Robinson case

    05/12/2015 1:19:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2015
    Officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department will not face charges in the March shooting death of biracial teen Tony Robinson, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday. "I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Jr.," he said.
  • 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • SC: Tragic Homeowner Shootings Can be Avoided

    05/10/2015 4:43:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A police officer shot a homeowner who had confronted armed criminals  attempting a break in, just moments before.  The police say that they homeowner refused to drop his firearm.  From thestate.com: A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said. Two deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office encountered the man at the rear of his mobile home in Hollywood, South Carolina, after two other men fled on bicycles, Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said in a news release. The man was either leaving or...
  • Police officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

    05/07/2015 8:16:17 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    AP ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bruce Smith
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said. Two deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office encountered the man at the rear of his mobile home in Hollywood, South Carolina, after two other men fled on bicycles, Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said in a news release.
  • NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head

    05/02/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | By Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday. The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village and was on duty when he was hit at around 6:15 p.m. It was not clear whether he was in uniform – anti-crime officers often do plainclothes patrols. A suspect was initially believed to be holed up in a nearby building at 212th Street and 104th Avenue. Police sent hostage negotiaters to try to talk him out – only to discover it was a false tip. The search has now expanded....
  • Michael Brelo Day 17(Live court video)

    04/30/2015 7:17:23 AM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/30/2015
    Watch live streaming video below as the defense continues to present its case in the trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. He’s is facing two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the 2012 police chase and shooting that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The live stream is courtesy WKYC.com and is not available on some mobile devices nor during courtroom breaks.
  • Dash cam video shows officer pursuing man [Walter Scott] before shooting

    04/09/2015 4:26:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 192 replies
    Associated Press via AOL ^ | 4-9-15 | JEFFREY S. COLLINS and MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Dash cam video of a traffic stop provided the world with another piece of evidence Thursday in a fatal police shooting. It showed no indication of any physical or verbal threats before the driver bolts and the officer chases after him. The video, released Thursday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, shows what begins as a seemingly routine stop for a broken tail light. The officer, Michael Slager, approaches the used Mercedes-Benz driven by Walter Lamer Scott, and asks for license and registration. There's a brief exchange, and the officer returns to his cruiser. Scott then takes off running.
  • Angry sheriff demands community 'wake up' after suspect shot by deputy

    04/08/2015 6:57:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    WLOX.com ^ | 4-8-15 | Chris Finch
    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office found drugs, guns and bullets in the vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Algiers man who was shot and killed by deputies on Monday in Algiers. Desmond Willis was killed during a shootout on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. The shooting came as officers tried to arrest him following a traffic stop. An angry Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Willis was part of an ongoing drug investigation. He started a news conference about the incident with a video of Willis talking about shooting police officers. Normand said the video speaks for itself and discredits what Willis'...