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  • Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on Ventura Boulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars

    08/30/2020 7:24:56 PM PDT · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 34 replies
    twitter.com/EmilyValdezKNX ^ | 8/30/2020 | Emily Valdez KNX 1070
    Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on #VenturaBoulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars. Tire on vehicle was shot out. No injuries. Suspect barricaded in apartment, per LAPD. ⁦ @KNX1070 ⁩ Video in link.
  • Shielding more Than SWAT

    08/27/2020 7:00:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/27/20 | R Taylor
    Handheld Armor Has Come A Long Way Since Roman Times - Turn on the 6 oclock news, and eventually youll see a "bulletproof" shield in use. They're standard equipment for law enforcement entry teams, but thanks to Sandy Hook, civilian-market shields now include everything from bulletproof clipboards and backpacks to full-on police-style shields. School districts in a number of states have started working shields disguised as whiteboards into their "lockdown strategies. "For the past 15 years, most of what we've done is for the military," says Emily Heinauer with Hardwire LLC (hardwirellc.com). We armored the sides of many of the...
  • Boston Abolishes Special SWAT Team That Captured Marathon Bomber

    08/05/2020 10:44:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    hotair ^ | August 2, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you happen to be an aspiring domestic terrorist, particularly in or around Boston, with a hankering to blow up a marathon or some other large, public event, its been a pretty good week for you. First we learned that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs death penalty sentence has been revoked. (At least temporarily.) And now we find out that the elite Boston Transit SWAT team that was widely celebrated for bringing Tsarnaev to justice has been unceremoniously disbanded. Officers assigned to the highly-trained unit were told to turn in their special equipment and return to more regular duty. (CBS...
  • Canada's militarized police forces face defunding and de-tasking', experts say

    07/28/2020 9:02:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    680News ^ | Jul 16, 2020 | Michael MacDonald
    There has been in this province a history of systemic racism, and we have to do better, [Mayor] Savage said at the time. This announcement sends a positive message, said Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a sociology professor at the University of Toronto. I have no doubt that what we call defunding of police will take hold in Canada. That money will be spent on housing, social services and a safety task force. In the same vein, police should not be expanding their duties to include what the military is trained to do, because it transforms peace officers into soldiers who see...
  • LAWSUIT: LMPD SWAT team raids vacant home, handcuffs wrong couple days after suspect already arrested

    07/15/2020 4:17:27 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 47 replies
    WDRB News Louisville ^ | July 15, 2020 | Jason Riley
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With weapons drawn, Louisville Metro Police SWAT officers raided a home last July to serve a warrant on an alleged drug suspect, but instead, they handcuffed a man hired to paint the vacant house, his girlfriend and her 10-year-old daughter, a lawsuit claims. In fact, the suit alleges, LMPD officers had already searched the home in the 100 block of Amherst Avenue near Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport 10 days earlier and arrested the person they were looking for -- and who was still in custody at the time of the July 15, 2019, raid. Roy...
  • South Carolina Supreme Court temporarily bans no-knock warrants

    07/12/2020 6:38:07 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 56 replies
    WMBF News ^ | 7/11/2020 | WMBF news
    <p>COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court has temporarily ordered judges to stop issuing no-knock search warrants.</p> <p>The announcement, signed by Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty on Friday, said circuit and summary judges cannot sign off on the warrants until they receive further instruction from the states judicial branch on how to issue the warrants.</p>
  • NYPD disbanding anti-crime unit, another officer disciplined for protest actions

    06/15/2020 1:31:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | June 15, 2020
    The NYPD announced Monday it is eliminating its anti-crime unit, a group of plainclothes officers who blend in to fight crime but have caused tension in relations with the communities. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea described the move as a massive cultural shift for the department, saying the 600 officers who are part of the unit will be transitioned to other departments, including the detective bureau and neighborhood policing." This is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city," he said. "I would consider this in the realm of closing one of the last chapters...
  • De Blasios New York Looks Increasingly Like 1930s Berlin

    06/15/2020 1:05:25 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 30 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    It’s 1937 in Berlin… – No, wait, it’s 2020 in New York City, and Mayor Warren Wilhelm – who changed his name to Bill de Blasio years ago for some odd reason – is doing this at the largest park in Brooklyn’s main Jewish neighborhood: Joel Fischer @JFNYC1 Yes. This is actually happening now! Bill de Blasio is Welding the gates at the biggest park in the Jewish community, (Borough Park, Brooklyn) So your child shouldn't try to break in. While Hundreds of thousands of people gathered yesterday at Brooklyn Museum.#deBlasioMustGo Embedded video 4,763 10:09 AM - Jun 15, 2020...
  • Florida police chief takes a knee, loses his SWAT team

    06/15/2020 5:41:12 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Jun, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    Is there anything more pathetic than a leader whose charges have all simply walked away? Hard to look big and powerful when that happens. But that's the pretty picture in Hallandale Beach, where the entire SWAT team has resigned after the police chief and members of his command staff took a knee in religious obeisance to the Black Lives Matter anti-police activist group. Here's the Miami Herald's account of the embarrassment: The 10 members of the Hallandale Beach Police Departments SWAT team have stepped down from their roles, citing among other grievances anger over the citys police chief kneeling with...
  • Florida police officers resign from SWAT unit, say they feel 'restrained by politicization of our tactics'

    06/13/2020 1:11:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/2020 | Marty Johnson
    Almost a dozen South Florida police officers resigned from their city's SWAT unit this week, claiming that they did not feel safe and that "the politicalization of our tactics" limited them in doing their jobs. The group of ten officers wrote to Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones on Tuesday to notify her of their resignations. In the letter, obtained by CNN, the officers claimed that they were "minimally equipped, under trained and often times restrained by the politicization of our tactics to the extent of placing the safety of dogs over the safety of the team members." They added:...
  • 10 members of Hallandale Beach Polices SWAT team resign in letter to police chief

    06/12/2020 8:03:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    WSVN news ^ | June 12, 2020
    HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Ten members of Hallandale Beach Polices SWAT team have resigned citing safety concerns in a letter sent to the departments police chief. The letter to Chief Sonia Quinones is dated June 9, and the team members said they were minimally equipped, under trained and often times restrained by the politicization of our tactics to the extent of placing the safety of dogs over the safety of the team members. The team members added that their current situation and several recent local events have made officers increasingly hesitant, which creates safety issues that cannot be ignored...
  • Rand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants

    06/11/2020 9:09:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/2020 | Jordain Carney
    Paul's legislation, titled the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, would prohibit federal law enforcement from carrying out a warrant "until after the officer provides notice of his or her authority and purpose." It would also apply to state and local law enforcement that receive funding from the Justice Department. A proposal unveiled by House and Senate Democrats earlier this week would ban the use of no-knock warrants in federal drug cases and tie law enforcement funding to state and local agencies on a similar ban.
  • Chicago SWAT Member Races 15K in Gear, Saves Life, Then Proposes to Girlfriend

    11/10/2019 8:35:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 9, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    When Sgt. Michael Nowacki of the Chicago Police SWAT Team had a day off this past weekend, he needed to find something to do. His longtime girlfriend, Officer Erin Gubala, was busy working the finish line of the Hot Chocolate 15K as part of Chicago Polices bike patrol unit. Nowacki, an avid runner since he joined the Army in 1990, decided he might as well run the race, and represent his department while doing soby completing it in his SWAT gear. An experienced marathoner with 11 Chicago Marathons under his belt, a 15K wouldnt be that bad. The gear aspect,...
  • Google "Machine Learning Fairness" Whistleblower Goes Public, says: "burden lifted off of my soul"

    08/14/2019 7:28:56 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 27 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | August 14, 2019 | Project Veritas Staff
    A Google insider who anonymously leaked internal documents to Project Veritas made the decision to go public in an on-the-record video interview. The insider, Zachary Vorhies, decided to go public after receiving a letter from Google, and after he says Google allegedly called the police to perform a "wellness check" on him. ... Vorhies described the incident to Project Veritas: "they got inside the gate, the police, and they started banging on my door ... And so the police decided that they were going to call in additional forces. They called in the FBI, they called in the SWAT team....
  • SWAT team responds to woman with gun at El Paso Health and Human Services building

    07/03/2019 12:20:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    kfox14 ^ | July 3, 2019 | Portia Baudisch
    El Paso police and its SWAT team are responding to a woman armed with a gun inside the El Paso Health and Human Services Commission at 5150 El Paso Drive in south central El Paso. Enrique Carrillo with El Paso police said a woman entered the building armed with a handgun, confronted security and employees and made demands. Carrillo said employees were evacuated from the building and no injuries have been reported. The woman is confined to an office and is alone, according to Carrillo. There is no word at this time on what the woman's demands were. Carrillo said...
  • Christian School Hit with SWAT-Style Raid, CA Demands They Allow Sexual Exploration or Be Shut Down

    06/08/2019 1:32:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    CBN News ^ | 06/07/19 | Andrea Morris
    A Christian school in California is facing a huge battle with the state. Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is representing River View Christian Academy in northern California. The school was raided earlier in the year, SWAT style, by the state. According to PJI, the raid was carried out by 16 armed law enforcement from California Highway Patrol, two canine units and 17 social workers. Students and staff were horrified by the sudden and unexpected attack. The state was misled into thinking that the school was harboring illegal drugs, amassing ammunition, and preparing for doomsday. RVCA works under the ministry Teen Rescue,...
  • Ex-Florida mayor allegedly smoked crack, acted as doctor at his home, report says

    04/14/2019 4:53:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12/19 | Ryan Gaydos
    The former mayor of a Florida town - who is facing multiple charges, including allegedly shooting at cops and conspiring to impede an investigation against him - reportedly smoked crack cocaine nightly and used meth while he was still in office. The new allegations against former Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad were revealed in court records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. Massad, while he was in office, allegedly received drugs via drug runners and acted as a doctor for friends at his home, the newspaper reported. An investigation into Massad was reportedly launched after authorities received tips...
  • Greg Craig pleads not guilty, released on personal recognizance

    04/12/2019 12:36:27 PM PDT · by bingoplayer · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/12/2019 | By Katelyn Polantz
    Greg Craig, the top lawyer in President Barack Obama's White House, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon and was released on personal recognizance, following his indictment for allegedly making false statements to US authorities about his work for Ukraine alongside Paul Manafort.
  • A mom refused to take her ... toddler to the hospital ... Armed police officers tore down the door.

    03/30/2019 5:35:09 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 157 replies
    WashingCIA Post ^ | March 29, 2019 at 6:22 AM | By Antonia Noori Farzan
    The scene looks like something from a middle-of-the-night drug raid. Guns drawn, police officers in tactical vests surround a beige ranch house in a subdivision. With a single decisive kick, one busts down the door. Come out with your hands up! an officer yells, as a flashlights blinding beams begin sweeping the room. But police in Chandler, Ariz., werent seeking out a trove of illegal narcotics when they showed up at the modest home in the Phoenix suburbs on Feb. 25. Instead, they were searching for a 2-year-old who had come down with a dangerously high fever. The boys mother,...
  • Unvaccinated Children Torn From Parents in Horrifying Late Night SWAT Raid

    03/29/2019 6:57:02 PM PDT · by amorphous · 94 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 29 March 2019 | By Dagny Taggart
    On February 25, a pregnant mother took her 2-year-old son to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Tempe, Arizona because he had a fever of over 100. The doctor instructed the mother to take him to the emergency room because he is unvaccinated and she feared he could have meningitis. The doctor called the emergency room at Banner Cardon Childrens Medical Center in Mesa to let them know the boy would be arriving. But after leaving the doctors office, the boy showed signs of improvement. He was laughing and playing with his siblings, and his temperature moved closer...