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  • Putin creates new law enforcement body, the National Guards

    04/05/2016 5:42:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2016 1:43 PM EDT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new law enforcement agency, the National Guards. The new agency, which will be formed on the basis of Interior Ministry troops, will be led by their commander, Putin’s former chief bodyguard, Viktor Zolotov. […] In a conference call with reporters, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the National Guards could also be involved in disbanding unsanctioned rallies. He said the move had no relation to September’s parliamentary elections. …
  • Highway construction dollars, local police protection clash

    03/29/2016 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016 | Marc Levy (AP)
    Call it Pennsylvania’s highway robbery. A pot of money from a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees under a 2013 law designed to shore up Pennsylvania’s highways and bridges is not so huge anymore, as a growing amount is getting diverted to the Pennsylvania State Police. Now, alarmed transportation planners, construction firms and engineers are looking at 12-year Department of Transportation projections that show a fattening state police budget consuming more dollars for construction projects. Lawmakers are taking notice, too.
  • Plainfield Man Charged With Impersonating Police Officer

    01/31/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 30, 2015 8:09 PM | CBS Chicago
    (STMW) – A southwest suburban man was charged with impersonating a police officer after actual law enforcement officials saw him driving a car made to look like a police cruiser.
  • Pennsylvania trooper killed in shooter’s ‘ambush’ on police barracks during shift-change

    09/13/2014 1:21:33 PM PDT · by lightman · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 13 September AD 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Y Meg Wagner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 8:31 AM Updated: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:05 PM The Pennsylvania trooper killed in a Friday night police barracks shooting was a hardworking, “stand-up guy,” his friends say. Now, Bryon Dickson’s heartbroken friends and family will lay him to rest. The father-of-two was the only officer killed when a gunman "ambushed" police barracks in Blooming Grove Township during a trooper shift-change, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a Saturday press conference. A second trooper, Alex Douglass, was also injured. And the killer could still be on the...
  • UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks

    09/13/2014 12:55:14 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 159 replies
    WNEP ^ | 9/13/14 | Amanda Kelley
    <p>BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP — State police have confirmed there has been a shooting at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. There is no one in custody at this time. Newswatch 16 has a crew on the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.</p>
  • Dom Giordano holds fitness test to challenge DOJ lawsuit against PA State Police

    09/09/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 10 replies
    Should the Pennsylvania State Police change the difficulty of its physical fitness test to help female applicants pass? Talk show radio host Dom Giordano doesn’t seem to think so and he was willing to bet most people agreed with him. After a recent lawsuit by the United States Department of Justice against the state police was filed, stating that the difficulty of the test discriminated against women, Giordano, host the of the Dom Giordano Program on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, set out to see if the average person could pass. He set up an abbreviated version of the test in...
  • New Jersey Second Amendment Society Suit Against The NJ State Police Continues

    05/06/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2014 | NJ2AS
    New Jersey --( As you may already know, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is engaged in litigation against the State of New Jersey Division of State Police in an effort to receive a copy of the “New Jersey State Police Firearms Applicant Investigation Guide” (I know, try saying THAT three times fast). Three years ago we began a quest to obtain a copy. It started out simply enough. We wrote to the then head of the NJSP Firearms Unit and asked for a copy. We were denied.For those of you who may be scratching your head and asking,...
  • [CT] Gun-grabbing cop goes ballistic: 'I'm the master!'

    03/04/2014 2:46:41 PM PST · by ModernDayCato · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 3/4/14 | Alex Newman
    A citizen’s phone call to Connecticut state police about a letter ordering gun owners to dispose of their unregistered so-called “assault” weapons and standard-capacity magazines is sending shockwaves through the national gun-rights community after being recorded and posted online. The heated phone conversation over the document took place amid rapidly escalating tensions between gun owners and state authorities determined to impose more gun control on Connecticut residents. In the recording, state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance – who did not know he was being recorded and told WND it was illegal to do so – can be heard telling the...
  • New Jersey state trooper caught shoplifting at Cabela's near Hamburg, police say

    02/03/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    TILDEN TWP., Pa. - A New Jersey State Police trooper asked an officer not to arrest him on shoplifting charges by mentioning he worked on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's security detail, police said. An attorney for William Carvounis confirmed the trooper has worked on Christie's security detail but denied he asked for special treatment. He also denied that Carvounis shoplifted items from the outdoor retailer Cabela's in Tilden Twp., Berks Co., near Hamburg, on Jan. 8.
  • New Jersey State Police Graduates 152nd Clas

    10/05/2013 2:43:04 PM PDT · by FatherFig1o155 · 23 replies
    The Ocean Signal ^ | 10/4/2013 | The Ocean Signal
    Elizabeth, - Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, presented badges to New Jersey’s newest state troopers during graduation ceremonies at Elizabeth High School this morning. The 152nd State Police Class is the most racially diverse in the history of the State Police, with 54 percent of the graduates coming from minority groups. “The New Jersey State Police has a well-earned reputation as one of the finest statewide policing organizations in the nation. It got that reputation by selecting and training top-flight trooper candidates, by maintaining a commitment to excellence...
  • Police Say Speeding Tickets Are All About Discretion

    07/05/2013 8:08:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KCRG ^ | Jul 3, 2013 | Forrest Saunders
    Tuesday, dash cam video surfaced of an Iowa State Trooper pursuing a speeding black Chevy SUV on Highway 20 between Cedar Falls and Fort Dodge, back in April. In an audio recording, you can hear DCI Special Agent Larry Hedlund call a state dispatcher for help in pulling over the SUV that he was going a "hard 90." State Patrol started a pursuit, but backed off when they learned the SUV was being driven by a fellow officer and Governor Terry Branstad was a passenger. Five days later the DCI put Hedlund on administrative leave after he complained to his...
  • NYS Troopers have "widely shared concerns" about NY Safe Act. [NYS Police PBA rejects NY Safe Act]

    04/16/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies ^ | April 16, 2013 | Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- The union representing New York State Police say they believe the state's stricter gun laws could put law enforcement officers at risk. In an email release on Monday, the New York State Troopers PBA said its 6,000-member group "holds widely shared concerns" about the NY Safe Act. Nonetheless, the union takes exception to some state lawmakers accusing the troopers of failing to enforce the law. "The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage," the release said. "We urge the citizens of New York state to remember...
  • it's happening now !!!!

    07/07/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 26 replies
    Robert Drobot | A.D. 7 July 2012 | Robert Drobot
    The law enforcement, medical, judicial and penal systems in the State of Pennsylvania need to be criminally indicted for conspiring and condoning egregious sub-human physical torture; denial of acceptable and reasonable medical treatment after arrest; denial of acceptable and reasonable medical treatment after imprisonment; denial of competent and reasonable legal defense; denial of exculpable evidence withheld by State Police during trial: and last but not the least the present day false imprisonment of a law abiding citizen who by happenstance was in the wrong place at the wrong time - beaten nearly to death three times thereafter.
  • State Patrol: Front Seat Gas Tank Fueled 'Unsafe' Car (Minnesota Trooper Impounds POS Ford Pinto)

    07/07/2012 11:41:41 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    KAAL TV ^ | July 6, 2012 | Mike Maybay
    State Patrol: Front Seat Gas Tank Fueled 'Unsafe' Car It runs on alternative fuel source and the driver can see the road in ways most cars don't offer. But you won't be seeing this classic Ford Pinto back on a Minnesota road any time soon. A Minnesota State Trooper stopped the car Sunday on U.S. Highway 52 in Koochiching County. A State Patrol spokesperson posted photographs of what the Trooper found on the agency's Facebook page. "Much of the vehicle was rusted out," said the spokesperson. Photos show a clear view through what remains of the floor to the road...
  • Man Pulled Over for Being Radioactive (Connecticut)

    05/14/2012 7:14:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 14, 2012 | Julian Whitcrosse
    Man pulled over for being radioactive Last Wednesday, Mike Apatow was getting on to Interstate 84 in Newtown, CT, when police stopped him for no reason he could determine. When the cop told him that his car had set off his radioactivity detectors, it started making sense: Apatow was most certainly radioactive. Earlier in the day, Apatow had had a bit of radioactive material injected into his veins. He wasn't trying to turn himself into a superhero—just trying to keep himself alive. The off-duty firefighter had gone to a cardiology office to have a cardiac stress test, which tracks the...
  • Speed up: 70 mph could come to I-81 by year-end

    10/20/2010 5:57:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | October 19, 2010 | Jeff Sturgeon
    A Virginia highway official is recommending the state raise the speed limit on most interstates to 70 mph by year’s end. That would include nearly all of Interstate 81 in Virginia, except for major urban areas including the stretch between Christiansburg and Roanoke, and parts of I-64, I-66, I-85 and I-95. Connie Sorrell, chief of system operations at the Virginia Department of Transportation, said this afternoon that she will brief the Commonwealth Transportation Board on her recommendation Wednesday. Sorrell said she recommends the higher limit for “areas that we felt could be operated safety at 70 miles per hour.” Sorrell...
  • Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

    08/12/2010 4:11:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 169 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Aug 10, 2010
    Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper, officials said. The incident happened on the northbound ramp from Interstate 5 to State Route 599 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Pratt said the trooper was chasing a group of at least nine members of a south King County motorcycle group who were speeding dangerously and getting too close to cars. As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he...
  • NY Times Gov. Paterson Story Includes Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power

    02/25/2010 6:13:09 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 351+ views
    The Lid/NY Times ^ | 2/25/2010 | The Lid
    The original rumors about the NY Times breaking a scandal about NY Gov. Paterson was that it was some sort of sex scandal. Then there was the story that, several Paterson aides have signaled they may quit over what some call his "corrupt decision" to give the lucrative Aqueduct gaming contract to a questionable consortium that includes the Rev. Floyd Flake of Queens, whose political support the poll-challenged governor has aggressively sought. That investigation is still open. Last night the Times finally broke its story and it involves neither the Governor sleeping around or the Aqueduct influence peddling, but something...
  • State Police Interaction (Sussex Wisconsin Open Carry)

    02/22/2010 10:06:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies · 1,511+ views
    opencarry ^ | 15 Februray, 2010 | Proteas
    Today I was eating lunch at China Wok in Sussex (arrived ~11:15). When I parked my car, I noticed a state trooper and thought it was strange he was there as I have never seen state police in the town. I went to my trunk to grab my firearm, placed the case on top of the trunk, put the magazine in my XD45, put the XD in my holster and proceeded into the restaurant. I had ordered my food, sat down, finished my meal by 11:30. Almost as soon as I finished, two LEOs had walked in and a third...
  • Terror Financier, Unindicted Co-conspirator Becomes First Muslim Illinois State Police Chaplain

    01/05/2010 2:46:53 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | January 05, 2010 | Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    From the Investigative Project on Terrorism:Previously on the IPT blog we stressed the need for the Defense Department's Islamic Chaplaincy program to adopt a stricter vetting process, citing historically radical imams who have served in the program. Now the same can be said for the chaplaincy program for the Illinois State Police. The Mosque Foundation website reports that Sheikh Kifah Mustapha recently completed a four day training session in Springfield, Illinois to become the first certified Muslim chaplain for the Illinois State Police. Mustapha's name appears on a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) Hamas financing...
  • Italian police write off $475k Lamborghini

    12/02/2009 12:04:26 AM PST · by myknowledge · 17 replies · 885+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 2, 2009
    Italian police have been forced to scrap a $475,000 Lamborghini patrol car after it smashed into other vehicles. The Gallardo coupe, donated to the Italian State Police by the automaker, clipped a car coming out of a service station before ploughing into several parked cars near Cremona in northern Italy, The Sun newspaper reports The supercar — decked out with the latest high-tech equipment including a refrigerated cooler to transport donor organs — was returning from student job fair where it was showing off the police force's crime fighting arsenal. Read more: Man drives $2.5m Bugatti into lakeThe two officers...
  • Trooper in trouble over Facebook photos

    03/26/2009 2:10:56 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 28 replies · 1,713+ views ^ | 24 March 2009 | Bob Segall
    Trooper in trouble over Facebook photos Posted: March 24, 2009 10:24 PM Updated: March 25, 2009 11:43 AM ISP Trooper Chris Pestow IMPD Officer Andrew Deddish Pestow and Deddish are in trouble for this photo posted on Pestow's Facebook page. Bob Segall/13 InvestigatesIndianapolis - An Indiana State Trooper is under investigation for what some call compromising photos and statements he posted on the Internet. Police say what 13 Investigates found on Trooper Chris Pestow's personal Facebook page is embarrassing and might even be against the law. Some of the entries showed Pestow with a .357 Magnum pointed at his head,...
  • Report: Region may be a hotbed for terrorist recruiting (Police: White Veterans, Black Colleges)

    04/26/2009 3:25:01 AM PDT · by csvset · 30 replies · 1,756+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 26, 2009 | Bill Sizemore
    A new report produced by a branch of the Virginia State Police portrays the state's colleges and universities as potential breeding grounds for terrorism. The 200-page report, intended for distribution to law enforcement, intelligence and military organizations, says "a wide variety of terror or extremist groups" have links to Hampton Roads and singles out the area's two historically black universities for special mention. It also cites the region's "diverse population due to the strong military presence." In addition, it mentions Regent University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia Beach, and a Chesapeake-based anti-abortion group. The report acknowledges that none of...
  • Injured good Samaritan ticketed for jaywalking

    02/26/2009 5:52:00 AM PST · by LuxMaker · 20 replies · 1,116+ views
    YAHOO NEWS! ^ | 26 FEB 2009 | AP
    DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket. ">snip<"
  • Tijuana: Federal, state police take control of several TJ neighborhoods

    11/18/2008 1:46:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 289+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/17/08 | Union-Tribune
    TIJUANA – About 500 federal police, state police and marines took over patrol of several city neighborhoods Tuesday from the municipal police officers who normally perform those duties. The action occurred in central and eastern Tijuana, where high crime rates related to drug violence have been recorded in the last two months. Municipal police are expected to undergo extensive background checks and training, Mayor Jorge Ramos said. The military and state and federal police are scheduled to be in place for a month. The municipal officers were called in from patrol Tuesday morning. When they arrived at their stations, they...
  • Police Opting for More Firepower to Battle Better-Armed Criminals

    03/23/2008 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 70 replies · 1,397+ views
    Sunday, March 23, 2008 The 30-year-old mother of three jumped from her disabled SUV following a chase, holding a gun to her head to keep police back. Officers fired a stun gun but the nonlethal weapon was foiled by her heavy coat. When she pointed her handgun at the two nearest deputies, officers switched to assault rifles, hitting Sarah Marie Stanfield of Boise eight times with bullets designed to break apart on impact to increase internal damage. She died last fall of multiple gunshot wounds. Some jurisdictions across the U.S. have been arming rank-and-file officers with high-powered assault rifles for...
  • Troopers squawk over ticket reward: Pressure on staties to snub warnings, go for cash [MA]

    11/16/2006 5:24:50 AM PST · by PajamaTruthMafia · 40 replies · 960+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Dave Wedge
    State police brass are pressuring troopers to dole out speeding tickets instead of warnings in a cash-grabbing mandate cops say is the closest the department has ever come to setting quotas. The pilot program, designed to monitor troopers’ daily activities, lays out a new system that rewards troopers if they give out a ticket as opposed to a verbal or written warning. Under the program, troopers get no extra pay but are credited with 1.5 hours on their daily time sheet for writing a ticket, one hour for a written warning and just a half-hour for a verbal warning. All...
  • Troopers mourn slain comrade

    09/04/2006 6:44:38 AM PDT · by lightman · 4 replies · 360+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 4 September A.D. 2006 | M. Sommer
    FREDONIA - They stood shoulder to shoulder - in the gray uniforms and camouflage fatigues of the State Police - as the American flag was lowered to half staff. One sang "Amazing Grace." With those simple acts, the mourning for Trooper Joseph A. Longobardo began. Shortly after a Sunday evening news conference in which he announced Longobardo's death, State Police Superintendent Wayne E. Bennett asked reporters to cover a brief ceremony conducted outside the Fredonia substation of the State Police. "I think without any words being spoken, that sends a very powerful message to the public about what has gone...
  • N.Y. Trooper Shot in Convict Search Dies

    09/03/2006 5:30:03 PM PDT · by lightman · 35 replies · 711+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 3 September AD 2006 | AP
    N.Y. Trooper Shot in Convict Search Dies Monday September 4, 2006 12:46 AM CASSADAGA, N.Y. (AP) - One of two specially trained New York state troopers ambushed while searching for an escaped convict died Sunday of his injuries, state police said. Joseph Longobardo was shot in the leg Thursday night while staking out the property of a relative of Ralph ``Bucky'' Phillips. He died Sunday at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo with his wife at his side, State Police Superintendent Wayne Bennett said at a news conference Sunday night. The announcement came in the midst of one of the...
  • State Police flunking the minorities they recruit Tests and background checks foil effort

    07/25/2006 10:13:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 1,363+ views
    On Friday, 102 men and women are expected to walk across the stage at the State Police training academy in Sea Girt, collect their badges and join the ranks of New Jersey's top law enforcement agency. This latest batch of graduating troopers looks like many of the previous classes, but less and less like the state they will serve. Seventy-nine of the 102 are white men. Seven years and millions of dollars after the State Police conceded their minority recruiting efforts were "significantly flawed" and pledged improvement, the race and gender makeup of the rank and file remains effectively unchanged....
  • Pro-life Christians harrassed, arrested, and chased out of Connecticut

    11/16/2005 3:23:30 PM PST · by 4lifeandliberty · 48 replies · 2,249+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 11/16/05 | Dennis Green
    In July of 2004, LLM's Truth Truck was pulled over by a Connecticut State Police Officer. This out-of-control Officer demanded that I immediately remove the pro-life messages that were displayed on the truck. He then proceeded to arrest my passenger, Michael Marcavage, charging him with two fabricated crimes. Then I was instructed to leave the State immediately or risk arrest myself. Today we received word that the prosecutor was no longer pursuing the case against Michael and entered a nolle prosequi. Nolle Prosequi defined: Latin for "we shall no longer prosecute." At trial, this is an entry made on the...
  • CA: June initiatives already in play - 2006 petitions begin to circulate

    09/14/2005 9:27:43 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 11 replies · 327+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 09/14/2005 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO — Election-weary California voters have yet to weigh in on November's special election ballot measures. But special interests have already launched dozens of initiative efforts aimed at next year's election. About two dozen ballot measure bids are listed with the secretary of state's office to be circulated for signatures to qualify for the June ballot or are awaiting approval to circulate. Initiative efforts are under way on topics ranging from restricting political contributions by corporations and creating a new state police force to patrol the Mexican border to expanding preschool. And even more initiatives are likely to follow. While...
  • ISP makes state's biggest marijuana bust

    08/17/2005 8:27:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 7,639+ views ^ | 8 17 05 | Kari Huston
    LaPorte County, IN - About 3,000 to 5,000 marijuana plants, some the size of Christmas trees, have been found about a half mile north of State Road 4 between 600 and 700 East in LaPorte County, just west of Fish Lake. Officials are calling it the largest outdoor marijuana bust in Indiana since the 1980s. The plants are growing in three to five clusters, hidden on the ground in a two-acre plot full of trees. Police discovered the hidden plants over a week ago but it wasn’t until yesterday that they decided to bust up the drug ring. Police say...
  • Former Maryland police cadet lays down law in Iraq

    08/05/2005 5:19:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 473+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (August 5, 2005) -- Whether overseas or in America, upholding justice, law and order has come as second nature to Scott Redhead since his late teenage years. “I was fresh out of high school when I was hired as a cadet with the Maryland State Police,” stated the 21-year-old LaVale, Md. native. “I worked for the commercial vehicle enforcement division, and we pulled over the big tractors to inspect and weigh them. We made sure they were within legal limits.” As a cadet, Redhead found himself answering to his troopers as a recruit would a drill instructor. It...
  • Shiavo-Judge George W. Greer and what can be done about him by the Florida Constitution

    03/24/2005 3:39:26 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 120 replies · 2,949+ views
    me | 3/25/05 | me
    So far, it appears Judge Greer has been given the power to let Michael Shiavo starve Terri Shiavo to death. Here are some links about Greer: This is a petition to remove Greer. As for what can be done for Terri, here is the Florida Constitution: Here's what Governor Jeb Bush can do under the Florida Constitution. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE (a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall be commander-in-chief of all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States. The governor...
  • Jury probes effort to smear GOP [Former NJ Gov]

    02/17/2005 8:03:23 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 24 replies · 995+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 1/17/2005 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Jury probes effort to smear GOP Testimony focuses on State Police files and McGreevey's campaign A state grand jury is hearing testimony into allegations that former State Police officials and a former state senator conducted a covert operation that used confidential files in an effort to smear Republicans and help James E. McGreevey run for governor four years ago. ...A key witness in the investigation, retired State Police Lt. Vincent Bellaran, said in an interview this week he has testified three times before the grand jury in Trenton. In return for his testimony, Bellaran said, prosecutors who report to state...
  • NYT: Camden's Streets Go From Mean to America's Most Dangerous City, Liberalism's Showcase

    12/29/2004 5:48:19 AM PST · by OESY · 117 replies · 30,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All in a city of 79,000, nine square miles small. For decades, Camden...

    10/08/2004 11:56:14 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 10 replies · 407+ views
    WINS News ^ | 10/8/04
    Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will attend a rally Monday where the vice president will accept the endorsement of the Eastern Division of the National Troopers Coalition. The rally will take place at Lenape High School in Medford at 10 a.m. The entire National Troopers Coalition has already endorsed President Bush. The coalition is comprised of state police troopers and highway patrol officers. The visit will be the second event in the state for the Bush campaign that is not a fund-raiser, said Brian Nelson, spokesman for the New Jersey Republican State Committee. First Lady Laura Bush attended a...
  • McCullough: Profile This!

    06/18/2004 4:08:25 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 5 replies · 201+ views
    CROSSWALK/World Net Daily ^ | 6.18.2003 | McCullough
    LANSING - It has come to be the new term of choice. It is the latest attempt to co-opt the legitimate issue of civil rights. And according to the activists they fully believe they have the right. McCullough/WND: In anticipation of "Michigan Pride Week," Michigan State Highway Police were asked to monitor the events of a certain public restroom on northbound U.S. 127. Citizens in the area had complained at some length to local authorities about the "activities" that were taking place. For single moms who needed to let their sons go use the restroom, this particular one had become...

    06/16/2004 1:54:50 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 75 replies · 683+ views
    Crosswalk/State News Services ^ | 6.16.2004 | McCullough/Roeschke
    DETROIT - Sexual profiling was the charge by homosexual activists after the Michigan State Police conducted a sting operation on a bathroom on northbound U.S.127. The sting resulted in 12 arrests on charges ranging from solicitation, indecent exposure, and criminal sexual conduct. Those that were arrested claimed "sexual profiling" because of the timing of the sting. The arrests all immediately preceeded the impending "Michigan Pride Week". Those arrested and charged claim harrassment and discrimination. The State Police respond by saying that their attention was brought to this specific restroom by complaints from the community. They also claim no targeting was...
  • No Systemic Racial Profiling by N.C. State Highway Patrol

    02/11/2004 2:08:12 PM PST · by AdmSmith · 7 replies · 558+ views
    NC State University News Services ^ | Feb. 11, 2004 | press release
    An analysis of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol ? combining demographic analyses; records of traffic stops; citations; accidents and vehicle searches; highway observations; citizen surveys; and focus groups with citizens and troopers ? finds no conclusive evidence of current institutional or systemic racial profiling. The study, conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and North Carolina Central University, found some troop districts and individual troopers with higher citation rates of African-Americans than would normally be predicted. The study also found troop districts and individual officers with lower-than-predicted citation rates of African-Americans. This disparity, the researchers say, could be...
  • Computer with e-mail evidence may have been damaged (NJ corruption)

    05/04/2003 4:22:25 PM PDT · by Cagey · 48 replies · 377+ views ^ | 5-4-2003 | SANDY MCCLURE
    <p>TRENTON -- Employees at the state Parole Board and the Attorney General's Office are talking about how state investigators, who are looking into whether the governor's office was involved in the parole of reputed mobster Angelo Prisco, damaged a computer believed to contain evidence in the case, sources have told the Gannett State Bureau.</p>

    04/05/2003 8:53:37 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 213+ views
    04/05/03 | vanity
    On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, an Old Bridge, NJ man was shot and seriously wounded by a NJ State Trooper, as he allegedly ran the Trooper down, at Newark Exit 15E. The Trooper, who received minor injuries during the incident,had stopped the motorist, Leon Wolniewicz, age 48,after a high speed chase,by blocking off his rented Mercedes, after Wolniewicz passed through the toll booth. As the Trooper walked back to confront the motorist,Wolniewicz allegedly knocked him down with his car; at which point the Trooper fired once, hitting him in the neck. The Trooper has been placed on desk duty (...
  • State Police, NJ, Superintendent May Be MOB FRIENDLY

    10/17/2002 10:23:32 AM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies · 718+ views
    Informant: Top cop mob-friendly Wednesday, October 16, 2002 By WENDY RUDERMAN AND CLINT RILEY Trenton Bureau A confidential informant linked to organized crime told a state police investigator that he feared for his life if Newark Public Safety Director Joseph Santiago became the state police superintendent, state police documents show. On Jan. 11, the day Governor-elect James E. McGreevey announced his intention to nominate Santiago for the state police post, the informant told an investigator that he was afraid Santiago would have access to state police files on informants. "I'm dead if he sees who I am," the informant told...
  • Source: Top state cop ordered files on himself confiscated (NJ Freeper Alert)

    10/08/2002 6:58:15 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 22 replies · 508+ views
    Courier News -- Gannett State Bureau ^ | 10/8/02 | Sandy McClure
    <p>TRENTON -- Joseph Santiago used his power as superintendent of state police to order the confiscation of all potentially damaging state police investigative records on himself and his top staff, according to a New Jersey state police source.</p> <p>Santiago, a former Newark police director, ordered originals -- and all copies -- of the state police investigative files hand delivered to him by Sept. 24, the source, who asked not to be identified, said.</p>
  • records sought in probe Ex-worker's file, another's computer released to FBI

    08/29/2002 1:00:15 PM PDT · by Donald Stone · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29, 2002 | Greg Garland and Gail Gibson
    Employee records sought in probe Ex-worker's file, another's computer released to FBI By Greg Garland and Gail Gibson Sun Staff Originally published August 29, 2002 Federal authorities investigating a state crime-control office overseen by Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend have issued new subpoenas seeking personnel records for a former Maryland State Police employee and the computer hard drive of another former state worker, officials said yesterday. A subpoena delivered to state police headquarters by FBI agents on Tuesday demanded all work records for Daniel I. Franklin, who apparently was paid out of the state police budget while working as a...