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  • Houston police chief on President Trump's warning of military deployment: 'Keep your mouth shut'

    06/03/2020 12:52:54 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 52 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | June 2, 2020 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The chief of Houston police had some direct words for President Donald Trump who threatened to deploy the U.S. military to American cities if governors don't toughen up and quell violent protests. It's his latest warning amid violent protests after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody. "You've got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you'll never see this stuff again," said Trump. "We're doing it in Washington, D.C. We're going to do something that people haven't seen before." During an interview with CNN...
  • Ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck charged with murder

    05/29/2020 12:20:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 111 replies
    NBC via Yahoo ^ | May 29th, 2020 | Doha Madani and David K. Li and Tom Winter
    Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with three other officers involved in the detainment of Floyd, was taken into custody Friday and faces charges of 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced. Floyd pleaded "I can't breathe," as Chauvin, who is white, kneeled on Floyd's neck for around eight minutes on Monday night, in an arrest that was videotaped by bystanders. The police department initially said Floyd, who was black, "physically resisted" the officers and that he died after "suffering medical distress." Freeman said he anticipated more charges to come, possibly against some of the...
  • Prosecutors warn there is 'evidence that does not support criminal charge' in case of four cops accused of killing George Floyd

    05/29/2020 6:33:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 210 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/28/2020 | Rachel Sharp , Lauren Fruen
    Mike Freeman, county attorney for Hennepin County, condemned the actions of white cop Derek Chauvin as 'horrific and terrible' But he added there was 'other evidence that does not support a criminal charge' Prosecutors must decide if the cop used force deemed 'excessive' when he knelt on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes until he passed out and later died Freeman warned the investigation 'can't be rushed' He voiced fears of a repeat of the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore in 2015 where all charges were dropped against cops involved in the black man's death Outrage is building as still...
  • Minneapolis Police Killed George Floyd, Then Failed To Protect Property Owners From Riots

    05/28/2020 6:04:34 PM PDT · by billorites · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | May 28, 2020 | Christian Britschgi
    Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either. Police in Minneapolis catalyzed Wednesday night's violent protests by killing George Floyd on Monday. They've since done a terrible job of protecting innocent property owners from being victimized by the rioting that's erupted in response to Floyd's death. Floyd was killed Monday night after being stopped by four officers with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) on suspicion of forgery. During his arrest, one of the officers held his knee on Floyd's neck for eight minutes while the man complained that he couldn't...
  • MFD Incident Report: Medics Worked On ‘Unresponsive, Pulseless’ George Floyd After Mpls. Arrest

    05/27/2020 1:18:27 PM PDT · by abb · 57 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | May 27, 2020 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An incident report by the Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) is shedding more light on what occurred in George Floyd’s fatal arrest. Released by the city Wednesday, the report describes confusion as the fire department responded to the scene to assist medical personnel. Before arriving, the only information the fire crew had was that Floyd, called “pt” in the report, had trauma to his mouth. Fire Station 17 of Minneapolis then arrived at Cup Foods to multiple police squads on scene and a small crowd of citizens. The report says while MFD attempted to locate Floyd, several people...
  • Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of unarmed man George Floyd

    05/26/2020 3:02:55 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 161 replies
    CBS News ^ | Updated 5/26/2020 | Erin Donaghue
    Four police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man who was taken into custody in Minneapolis, officials said Tuesday.
  • Why Did Arizona Democrats Kill a Bill Protecting Citizens From Police Overreach?

    05/24/2020 12:07:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.22.2020 | SCOTT SHACKFORD
    It’s all about the revenue. Civil forfeiture brings in money, and lawmakers are more worried about their budgets than residents’ due process and property rights. An Arizona bill requiring police and prosecutors to get a criminal conviction before they could attempt to force defendants to forfeit their assets died Thursday at the hands of a bloc of mostly Democrat lawmakers. Civil asset forfeiture is a mechanism that lets law enforcement seize and keep the assets of people believed to have committed crimes. Many states do not require defendants to actually be convicted — or sometimes even charged — with a...
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • Utah cop showed off explicit photos of sextortion victim who was later murdered

    05/18/2020 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Arones · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 17, 2020 | Lee Brown
    A Utah cop kept explicit photos of a terrified college track star who was being sextorted by her ex — and showed them off to a colleague just days before the young athlete was murdered, according to his force and a damning report Sunday. University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey, 21, went to campus cops in October 2018 because she was so scared of her blackmailer — twisted ex Melvin Rowland, 37, a registered sex offender — she had already paid an initial $1,000 demand, the Salt Lake Tribune said. Officer Miguel Deras then saved the explicit images onto his...
  • Moment LAPD officers are chased off the block by youths with water guns after trying to enforce social distancing rules

    05/14/2020 8:00:17 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 May 2020 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Police arrived at Pueblo Del Rio public housing project in LA purportedly to help enforce social distancing rules They were met by residents brandishing water guns who proceeded to spray them while yelling insults and telling them to leave After a few seconds, the two officers got back in their patrol car and took off Youths pelted patrol vehicle with water balloons and threw a bucket of water at an office standing in the road
  • The Sad Story Of Breonna Taylor: How Police Raided The Wrong House & She Ended Up DEAD!

    05/15/2020 5:30:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | May 15, 2020 | Tommy Sotomayor
    The Sad Story Of Breonna Taylor: How Police Raided The Wrong House & She Ended Up DEAD!
  • FBI: Missouri man planning to bomb hospital killed himself

    05/15/2020 12:22:13 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    kxan ^ | May 15, 2020 | Heather Hollingsworth
    A Missouri man who was planning to bomb a Kansas City-area hospital killed himself in March as FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant, the FBI said Friday. An autopsy determined that FBI agents shot Timothy Wilson, 36, of Raymore, Missouri, in the upper and lower extremities on March 24 on a street in Belton, Missouri, but that his cause of death was a self-inflicted wound to the head, the agency said. The FBI didn’t say if Wilson shot himself before or after the agents shot him. Investigators said Wilson was distressed by the government’s response to the coronavirus...
  • Video: 6 NYPD Cops Forcefully Arrest Mom Holding Toddler’s Hand For Improper Mask Etiquette

    05/15/2020 8:07:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 97 replies
    TMN ^ | May 14, 2020 | Erin Perri
    Disturbing footages shows the forceful arrest of a mom by NYPD and MTA officers in front of her toddler for her mask etiquette on the New York subway. Not properly wearing a mask in New York City can get you thrown to the ground, handcuffed, and arrested. It doesn’t even matter if your young child is there to witness it all. That’s the message from a video of one mom’s arrest by a large group of NYPD and MTA officers for her mask etiquette in a New York City subway station this week. Mom Arrested After She And Toddler Wear...
  • Broward sergeant who hid during Parkland shooting just got his job back – with back pay

    05/14/2020 5:36:24 PM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 14, 2020 | Ashe Schow
    (DAILY WIRE) As a student known to have psychiatric issues and a criminal record murdered 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018, Sgt. Brian Miller hid behind his car instead of helping teenagers and faculty. Miller was fired along with three other deputies due to a “neglect of duty,” but he now has been reinstated with full back pay, The Miami Herald reported. Miller was paid $138,410.25 in 2017, and was fired in June 2019, more than a year after the shooting.
  • Cop Fired for Asking Fellow Cops to Respect the Rights of the People

    05/11/2020 6:29:25 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 73 replies
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  • Canadian Cops Take Down Star Wars Storm Trooper for Toy Gun – Video

    05/11/2020 7:25:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 8 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 4 May, a small restaurant in Alberta, Canada was using a person with a Star Wars stormtrooper costume as a promotion.  The Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina is located at 531 13th St. North, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The promotion was on the unofficial Star Wars Day, “May the 4th be With You”. The police in Lethbridge decided to do their own interpretation of stormtroopers. The 19-year-old woman who was employed by the Cantina as a draw was assaulted by the police at gunpoint for having the temerity to wear her Storm Trooper costume with a plastic blaster.  Most of...
  • Florida sheriff appears half-naked in racy photos with topless women...

    05/10/2020 9:28:59 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    Bawdy photos have emerged of a South Florida sheriff partying half-naked alongside topless women wearing pasties — images that surfaced this week as the lawman is running for re-election. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was appointed in January 2019, has accused his political opponent, former sheriff Scott Israel, of leaking the photos to keep him from winning the 2020 election, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The now-sheriff, who at the time was a sergeant at the Coral Springs Police Department, was seen in images at two events organized by a promoter for “erotic theme events, pool parties, strip and swing...
  • Dumb And Corrupt Cops Risk Losing Our Support

    05/07/2020 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    As conservatives, we pride ourselves on our unwavering support of the Thin Blue Line, on backing our cops against leftist slander, and yet stupid and evil people in law enforcement are putting that default thumbs-up from normal Americans at risk. It’s bad enough when we watch the ridiculous spectacle of Deputy Karren and Deputy Man-Karen yelling at some mom for committing felony play-dating, but then we see how the FBI has flat-out framed political enemies and it’s too much. If the LEO community does not police its own ranks and stamp out this nonsense, it might as well take all...
  • Why I Can’t Get Arrested In Raleigh

    05/04/2020 9:33:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2020 | Mike Adams
    There is no constitutional right to be arrested. But I have been trying my damnedest lately without much success. In fact, last Tuesday I tried to do so in front of the governor’s mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina. But despite my flagrant violation of their order to get off the sidewalk, the police refused to arrest me. Instead, they arrested three women for peacefully standing on public property. Then, they lied about it to the general public. The details of the one arrest I actually witnessed are important. And they call for an immediate challenge in federal court. When I...
  • California Police STAND DOWN After Marine Vet Challenges Their Integrity

    05/04/2020 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/03/20
    California police at an anti-lockdown protest in Sacramento, California stood down after a Marine veteran challenged their integrity for enforcing unconstitutional orders. https://youtu.be/DTqipTcwxyA