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  • Toddler's death after State Police chase reignites debate on pursuits: 'No simple answer'

    06/30/2017 3:44:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies
    nola.com ^ | 6/30/17 | EMILY LANE
    As investigators probe the death of a 2-year-old girl whose father led Louisiana State Police troopers on a 7-mile chase through New Orleans that ended in a fatal crash and suicide, the girl's relatives are questioning whether the deadly pursuit was necessary at all. "It was a license plate, and now our baby is dead because they pursued this guy," Alice Joseph, the deceased toddler's great grandmother told WVUE-Fox 8. Troopers initiated the chase because the car was affixed with a stolen license plate, agency spokeswoman Trooper First Class Melissa Matey said Wednesday. She said the car had tinted windows,...
  • 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 --(Ammoland.com)- 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
    Syracuse.com ^ | 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...