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  • Second Kissimmee (Florida) Police Officer dies after Friday night shooting (and perp caught)

    08/19/2017 12:22:49 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 55 replies
    A second Kissimmee Police officer has died after a Friday night attack on law enforcement. Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard died Saturday from gunshot wounds he suffered when he and fellow officer Matthew Baxter were shot during a routine stop in the McLaren Circle area, according to a department spokeswoman. Baxter died Friday night shortly after the shooting. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said the officers were investigating three suspicious people about 9:30 p.m. near Palmway and Cypress streets when a “scuffle” broke out. That’s when police say Marine veteran Everett Glenn Miller, 45, shot the officers. The officers — who...
  • Justine Damond’s shooting death case could see a cruel fate

    08/16/2017 11:51:53 AM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | uly 27, 2017 4:02pm | Mathew Murphy
    JUSTINE Damond’s killer cop doesn’t have to talk about why he shot her — but if he wants to keep his job, he will be compelled. The Star Tribune reports that Officer Mohamed Noor has a constitutional right not to talk with anyone pursuing possible criminal charges in her shooting death. But if the Minneapolis Police Department opens an internal investigation, the law will force him to talk if he wants to keep working as a police officer. However, if he gives a statement there’s another cruel twist. It can never be used in a criminal case. In Minnesota, public...
  • Authorities Find No Evidence in Damond's Home

    08/16/2017 9:19:09 AM PDT · by Sopater · 34 replies
    Court documents show that authorities found nothing when they searched the home of Justine Ruszczyk Damond shortly after an officer fatally shot her. Damond called for police assistance July 15 because she believed she had heard a sexual assault taking place in the alley behind her house. Mohamed Noor, one of the two responding officers, shot her. He has declined to be interviewed by investigators. Hours later, police obtained a search warrant for Damond's house and checked inside for blood, hair, guns, ammunition, knives, drugs or writings. They took nothing from the home. The Damond family attorney, Bob Bennett, says...
  • Breaking: 3 shot, at least 1 dead at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove(Wisconsin)

    08/13/2017 6:35:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 41 replies
    Fox6now.com ^ | August 13, 2017
    UNION GROVE — Three people were shot at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Sunday, August 13th, and at least one is dead, the Kenosha County sheriff told FOX6 News. Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates.
  • Capitol Police team responding to Steve Scalise shooting initially sent to wrong site

    08/13/2017 11:46:41 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police Department opened an internal investigation into why its elite tactical team was initially directed to respond to the wrong location when a gunman opened fire last month at a GOP congressional baseball practice, according to two people familiar with the matter. Instead of responding directly to the Virginia field where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others were shot, members of the Capitol Police Containment and Emergency Response Team were signaled instead to go to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s house in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, several miles away,
  • San Jose: Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of ‘beloved’ liquor store owner

    08/12/2017 6:12:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | August 11, 2017 | Mark Gomez
    Following rapid-fire detective work, police announced the arrest of a man they contend shot and killed Hieu “Charlie” Ly while trying to rob Ly’s Evergreen liquor store earlier this week.
  • Police: Man killed by neighbor after dispute in West Goshen

    08/09/2017 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 23 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | August 9, 2017 | WPVI-TV
    Police: Man killed by neighbor after dispute in West Goshen; This occurred in West Goshen, Pa.
  • Bodycam shows moments of shooting at Police Officers

    08/08/2017 10:59:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2017 | Officer Blue
    Miguel Salas was taken down with a headshot after opening fire on officers. Two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers were shot Tuesday afternoon after a theft suspect pulled a gun on them. The body camera footage has now been released (video below.) The shooting started from a theft on Sunday where a man had his cell phones stolen from his car while in a grocery store. The theft victim later tracked the position of his cell phones to a spot where a pickup truck was parked in the 4100 block of West Tompkins Avenue. At around 4:15 PM on Tuesday,...
  • Fake street signs warn of 'easily startled' police in Twin Cities

    08/07/2017 3:01:09 PM PDT · by Sopater · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | July 24, 2017 | Erin Adler
    At least two orange street signs reading "Warning: Twin Cities police easily startled" were seen in the Twin Cities Sunday. Joe Morino brought an incredulous friend to see the orange street sign he just spotted in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. The official-looking metal sign read: “WARNING: TWIN CITIES POLICE EASILY STARTLED.” It featured a graphic silhouette of a police officer, a gun in each raised hand, shooting in both directions. “There’s a side of truth to the sign,” Morino said after snapping a picture of it. “That tells you there is something wrong with the system.” The sign, which...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in 3 shootings since citywide (Baltimore) ceasefire began

    08/06/2017 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 5, 2017
    Baltimore is now averaging more than a murder a day, so a group of activists urged Baltimore residents to rally together for a ceasefire. This message encourages shooters to put down their guns for three days.This anti-violence effort began at midnight on Thursday with residents desperately hoping to prove peace is possible. Unfortunately, Baltimore Police have reported they’re investigating two homicides and one shooting since the ceasefire began.
  • Why Did Minneapolis Police Search Justine Damond's Home After They Killed Her?

    07/27/2017 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2017 | Jim Treacher
    KSTP, Minneapolis/St. Paul: Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators were granted permission to search Justine Damond’s home hours after she was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer, according to court records ... "I don’t understand why they’re looking for bodily fluids inside her home," said Joseph Daly, an emeritus professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, referring to one of two recently-released search warrant applications. "Whose bodily fluids are they looking for? Is she a suspect? I don't understand why they're looking for controlled substances inside her home. I don’t understand why they’re looking for writings inside...
  • Secret Service special officer accidentally shoots himself while on duty

    07/26/2017 10:06:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jul 25, 2017, 5:12 PM | by Josh Siegel
    A Secret Service special officer on Tuesday afternoon accidentally shot himself and is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to the agency. A news release from the Secret Service said a special officer assigned to the Washington field office accidentally discharged his weapon while on duty. The incident has been referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for further review. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the special officer involved in the incident as a "Secret Service agent," which is a different position. We regret the error and have pasted the full statement from the Secret...
  • Look What Pranksters Are Doing In Minneapolis

    07/25/2017 11:45:59 AM PDT · by Weeble · 17 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 07/23/2017 | Weeble
    I posted this yesterday in a response to a related thread. However, I did not provide proper context. Someone is erecting actual street signs around Minneapolis to protest police shootings.
  • Personnel records out for Minnesota officer who shot woman

    07/24/2017 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 24, 2017 | Amy Forliti, AP
    The records show Officer Mohamed Noor was hired as a cadet in March 2015. In September of that year, he received a letter saying he passed his Peace Officer Licensing Examination and was eligible to become a licensed, sworn officer. Noor is on paid leave after he killed Justine Damond, a 40-year-old spiritual teacher who was engaged to be married, on July 15 after she called 911 twice to report a possible rape. Noor, who was in the passenger seat of a squad car, shot across his partner in the driver's seat and hit Damond. His partner told authorities that...
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of bride-to-be

    07/21/2017 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 21, 2017 | TARA FOWLER, CATHERINE THORBECKE, JULIA JACOBO
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced that she is resigning in the wake of the officer-involved shooting of an Australian bride-to-be. "[L]ast Saturday’s tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to engage in deep reflection," Harteau said in part in a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page. She continued: "The recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a Department. Despite the MPD’s many accomplishments under my leadership over these years and my love for the City, I have to put the communities we serve first. I’ve decided I am...
  • Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matters activists conflicted

    07/20/2017 11:47:23 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 48 replies
    Mic ^ | 7/20/17 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Chauntyll Allen wasn’t sure how to feel on Monday when she traveled to Justine Damond’s memorial site in the affluent South Minneapolis neighborhood known as Fulton. The 43-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter group in St. Paul, Minnesota, stood near Xerxes Avenue and 51st St. by the late Damond’s home, watching the mostly white residents share remarks about police brutality and the need for police reform. Many of those same people, she recalled, were nowhere to be found when Allen and her fellow activists were out marching for justice for black police-shooting victims like Philando Castile and Jamar Clark....
  • Transcripts Of Justine Damond’s 911 Calls Released

    07/19/2017 10:39:52 AM PDT · by maggief · 100 replies
    WCCO-CBSlocal ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary McGuire
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police have released transcripts of two calls that were made prior to the death of Australian woman Justine Damond, moments before she was shot and killed by an officer. The transcripts show she called twice, first reporting her concern that she heard sex noises and a woman yelling help. “I’m not sure if she’s having sex or being raped,” the transcript says Damond told the operator. “I think she just yelled out ‘help,’ but it’s difficult the sound has been going on for a while, but I think, I don’t think she’s enjoying it.” WEB EXTRA:...
  • Minneapolis: Muslim cop who shot unarmed woman refuses to be interviewed by investigators

    07/19/2017 5:09:26 PM PDT · by Lera · 57 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 19, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    And so the questions just grow more intense. There is still no evidence that Noor is a jihadi or that this was a jihad attack. But this does seem to be yet another manifestation of the fear of “Islamophobia” charges resulting in a Muslim being placed in a position for which he was not qualified and was able to do harm to others. The quintessential example of this phenomenon is Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass murderer. With three complaints against him in two years, Mohamed Noor seems at very least to be dangerously reckless and/or incompetent....
  • Mark Dayton: Damond death ‘horrible tragedy’; Minnesota police not ‘trigger-happy’

    07/19/2017 4:35:10 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 39 replies
    Two cities.com ^ | Twin cities.com
    MInnesota Gov Dayton changes his tune with this shooting and every cam safely off and not recording.
  • MPD Officer Who Shot Woman Identified As Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 9:28:57 AM PDT · by eastforker · 118 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/17/2017 | news report
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has just learned the name of the Minneapolis officer involved in the shooting as Mohammed Noor. His attorney Tom Plunkett confirmed Noor fired his weapon, killing Justine Damond.