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  • Illinois mayor shuts down local businesses that don’t contribute to her campaign, dresses like a movie gangster: citizens

    02/18/2024 5:42:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 16, 2024 | Steven Vago and Selim Algar
    Mayor Tiffany Henyard attends meetings dressed as a movie gangster and her residents say she plays the part – retaliating against them unless they do her bidding, The Post can reveal. Henyard channeled drug kingpin Nino Brown from the 1991 gangster movie “New Jack City” at a 2023 gathering, an ensemble meant to intimidate, her critics claimed this week. “People look at politics like a joke, it’s like a mockery right now because of all this stuff,” Village of Dolton Trustee Kiana Belcher told The Post. “She comes to board meetings dressed like Nino Brown.” -snip Lawrence Gardner, 57, told...
  • Florida deputy mistakes acorn for shots fired; Overreaction on body cam

    02/14/2024 7:19:58 AM PST · by Mr.Unique · 71 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/14/2024
    A Florida sheriff's deputy is looking more like a cartoonish cop from "Reno 911!" on body cam footage of him mistaking an acorn hitting his patrol car for bullets ... prompting him to open fire on the vehicle. The video, which was just released, shows Okaloosa County deputy Jesse Hernandez on the job, detaining a guy back in November for allegedly sending threatening texts. Hernandez and his partner cuffed the man and put him in the back of their patrol car. All seemed to be going well, until Hernandez appeared to hear what he perceived as a shot being fired...
  • Texas deputies shoot woman mistaken for intruder, bodycam video shows (It was murder-watch the video)

    02/13/2024 6:06:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 2-12-24 | Luke Jones
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas released body camera videos one week after a woman was shot by deputies after allegedly being mistaken for an intruder. On Feb. 3, deputies responded to a burglary at the Pines of Woodforest Apartments in the Cloverleaf area at about 2 a.m. The caller spoke with our sister station, ABC13 Eyewitness News in Houston, last week, saying he wishes he hadn't reported the suspected break-in, considering what happened next. "I was sitting on my couch, and I just started hearing glass breaking," Mitchell said. "I heard [the sheriff's office] knock on the door,...
  • Buffalo Cops Denied Qualified Immunity for Arresting Man Who Called Officer an '(Explitive)'

    02/13/2024 1:52:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | 2.13.2024 | Emma Camp
    <p>R. Anthony Rupp III was cited and detained after he called a police officer an "asshole" after the cop nearly drove into two pedestrians.</p><p>Buffalo, New York, police arrested and cited R. Anthony Rupp in 2016 after he cursed at a police officer for nearly hitting two pedestrians. Now, after an already extensive legal battle, a federal appeals court has denied the officers qualified immunity, paving the way for a successful suit against the officers.</p>
  • Marine Veteran Wins First Round of Lawsuit Challenging Nevada’s Civil Forfeiture Laws

    02/13/2024 7:52:04 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Institute for Justice ^ | January 12, 2024 | Dan King ·
    Stephen Lara sued after the Nevada Highway Patrol took his life savings without charging him with any crime.. RENO, Nev.—On Thursday, the Second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada denied the state’s motion to dismiss a Marine veteran’s lawsuit challenging the state’s civil forfeiture laws, after his life savings were taken through the controversial process nearly three years ago. Thursday’s decision means Stephen Lara, represented by the Institute for Justice (IJ), can continue his legal challenge to the state’s forfeiture scheme, which allows police to take people’s property without showing that they committed a crime. “The court’s ruling...
  • Alabama couple awarded $1 million for unconstitutional police raid they say left them homeless

    02/12/2024 12:01:14 PM PST · by TexasKamaAina · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | 02/11/2024 | Heather Gann
    Randolph County couple Greg and Teresa Almond were recently awarded $1 million in punitive and compensatory damages after a federal jury determined that deputies illegally raided their home six years ago. On Jan. 31, 2018, Randolph County Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Morrow arrived at the Almond home around 2 p.m. and told Teresa that he was there to serve paperwork related to ‘a civil matter,’ according to documents from a federal civil rights lawsuit the couple filed in 2019. Teresa told Morrow that Greg wasn’t home but said that he could return in two hours to give him the paperwork then....
  • Man Charged in 1972 Murder Found Dead in Suburban Chicago Jail Cell

    02/11/2024 11:45:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 11, 2024 | Chris Tye
    Barry Lee Whelpley died this weekend behind bars – while awaiting trial for the murder of a Naperville teenager more than 50 years ago. Now, the family of Julie Ann Hanson will never learn if a jury of his peers would have found Whelpley guilty of her murder. Two and a half years after his arrest, a trial date still has not been set. A series of setbacks and legal hurdles for prosecutors helped the case drag on – and now, it is a trial that will never happen. Four days after the Fourth of July in 1972, the 15-year-old...
  • "It Has To Be Done": After Court Victory For Freedom Convoy, Canadians Ready To Sue Federal Government, Banks and the Police

    02/09/2024 9:12:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/09/2024 | Matthew Horwood
    Several Freedom Convoy protesters, buoyed by a recent victory in Canadian federal court, said they’re preparing to sue the federal government, banks, and the police that brought the 2022 protest to a heated end.(Illustration by The Epoch Times, Getty Images, Shutterstock)“I think it’s the second phase to what took place with the federal court case,” military veteran and plaintiff Eddie Cornell said. “We’ve got a big hill to climb, but it’s something that’s necessary. It has to be done.”On Jan. 23, Federal Court Justice Richard Mosley issued a ruling against the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act in response...
  • 75-year-old man dies after sheriff's deputy shocks him with Taser during attempted eviction

    02/01/2024 11:06:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    KARE/Assoc.Press ^ | 02/01/2024
    WILLMAR, Minn. — A 75-year-old man has died after a sheriff's deputy in rural Minnesota shocked him with a Taser during an attempted eviction, officials announced Wednesday. The cause of Michael James Yanacheak's death in Willmar is undetermined pending further investigation by the medical examiner, the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in a statement. The BCA, which was called in to investigate the incident, said Riley Kampsen is the Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy who deployed his Taser. Kampsen has five years of law enforcement experience. According to the BCA timeline, two Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies and two Willmar...
  • DOD Holds Staff Event on ‘Rise of Far-Right Terrorism’ in U.S.

    01/31/2024 11:58:10 AM PST · by Sam77 · 27 replies
    Disswire.com ^ | 31 Janaury 2024 | Michael Taylor
    The three letter agencies of America have decided that so-called “far-right terrorism” is a much bigger problem than any other terrorist threats outside of American soil, with the Department of Defense holding staff event meeting event to discuss the issue. For context, the Defense Department defines terrorism as the “unlawful use of violence or threat of violence to instill fear and coerce governments and societies.” So, instead of worrying about the millions of unchecked illegal immigrants pouring across the Southern border, the U.S. government has focused on what they term “homegrown” terrorism. In other words, any American who supports ‘Making...
  • She Was Arrested for Her Journalism. A Federal Court Says She Can't Sue.

    01/30/2024 2:31:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 1.30.2024 | Billy Binion
    Priscilla Villarreal, also known as "Lagordiloca," has sparked a debate about free speech and who, exactly, is a journalist.A journalist asked the police a few questions and was arrested by that same agency for publishing the answers. That this happened not in China or Russia but in the U.S. may raise some eyebrows. Yet that's the conduct a federal court greenlit last week when it ruled that law enforcement in Laredo, Texas, did not obviously violate the Constitution when officers allegedly misled a magistrate judge and arrested Priscilla Villarreal for doing basic reporting, adding another twist to a case that...
  • Moment volunteer police officer tells Christian singer on Oxford Street that she is 'not allowed' to perform 'church songs outside of church grounds' before walking off and sticking her tongue out to the camera

    01/29/2024 11:12:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2024 | Mark Duell
    A volunteer police officer told a Christian singer that she was 'not allowed to sing church songs outside of church grounds' - before sticking her tongue out at her. Gospel singer Harmonie London, 20, regularly performs worship music to passing shoppers on Oxford Street and has more than 300,000 subscribers on YouTube. But she was stopped by a Metropolitan Police special constable and told: 'No miss, you're not allowed to sing church songs outside of church grounds, by the way.' It is not entirely clear whether the officer was accusing Harmonie of breaking the law in the area, which is...
  • The betrayal of Rochdale’s working-class girls

    01/28/2024 1:33:47 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Spiked-online.com ^ | January 22, 2024 | Lisa McKenzie
    Last week, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham apologised to the victims of the Rochdale grooming gangs. This came after the publication of a new review into the authorities’ handling of multiple cases of child sexual abuse in north-west England. Damningly, the report accuses local authorities of abandoning exploited children ‘at the mercy of their abusers’. An apology is long overdue. It has already taken far too long for the victims to get some modicum of justice. Between 2003 and 2013, as many as 74 girls were abused, raped and trafficked in and around Rochdale. Despite attempts...
  • This J6 Defendant Was Thanked For Helping Officers At The Riot. Now Prosecutors Want Him Locked Up For 17 Years

    01/25/2024 1:21:54 PM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 24, 2024 | Tristan Justice
    Sarah McAbee’s husband, a former sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee, was incarcerated for 26 months before he was given a trial for his role in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. “And clearly it wasn’t a jury of his peers,” McAbee said on the “Vicki McKenna Show,” a radio program in Madison, Wisconsin. Ronald McAbee now awaits sentencing after being convicted of five felonies in a D.C. district court. Mr. McAbee had already pled guilty to another felony and a misdemeanor related to the riot, and prosecutors are now asking the judge to give him 14 to 17 years behind...
  • VIDEO: Airstrip One Cop Tried to get British Pianist to Cave to Communist Chinese

    01/25/2024 8:50:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Rumble ^ | January 25, 2024 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOA few days ago I posted a video which showed British pianist Brendan Kavanaugh in a dispute with Communist Chinese who demanded he remove the video showing them even though he was playing a piano in a public space. At the time it seemed that Kavanaugh, whose story was publicized worldwide, had triumphed in his support for freedom as opposed to CCP thuggery. However, as you can see, this apparent victory for freedom came DESPITE one of the cops who tried to get Kavanaugh to cave to the Communist Chinese. At one point you can see a look of smug...
  • Federal Appeals Court Slams FBI’s Actions In Security Deposit Box Raid

    01/24/2024 6:49:34 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    Institute for Justice ^ | January 23, 2024 | Andrew Wimer ·
    Ninth Circuit panel unanimously orders FBI to destroy records it created during searches of US Private Vaults boxes.. PASADENA, Calif.—This morning, a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously ruled against the government in a long-running class action lawsuit from the Institute for Justice (IJ) on behalf of people who rented security deposit boxes at US Private Vaults. The decision slammed the FBI for overstepping its authority when it opened up hundreds of renters’ boxes, conducted criminal searches of them all, and attempted to permanently keep everything in the boxes worth more than $5,000, all without charging any box...
  • NYPD sergeant slapped with manslaughter charge after hurling water cooler at fleeing drug suspect, allegedly killing him

    01/24/2024 7:28:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/23/2024 | Amanda Woods , Desheania Andrews and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    An NYPD sergeant was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter in the August death of a scooter-riding drug suspect who crashed after the cop threw a cooler at him. Sgt. Erik Duran, 36, pleaded not guilty to that charge — which carries a potential maximum sentence of 25 years in prison — as well as assault in the first and second degrees and criminally negligent homicide for the death of Eric Duprey, 30, on Aug. 23, 2023, in The Bronx. Duran was conducting a buy-and-bust operation on Aqueduct Avenue near West 190th Street around 5 p.m. in Kingsbridge Heights when Duprey...
  • Elon Musk calls for unmasking of Patriot Front: 'just follow them'

    01/22/2024 5:08:08 AM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    thepostmillennial ^ | Jan 22 | Sara Higdon
    On Sunday, X owner Elon Musk called for members of the Patriot Front organization to be unmasked and questioned "Why doesn't the media or government care about their identities?" He asked. The comment came in response to X user Wall Street Silver, who theorized, "The fact that the legacy media shows zero curiosity about unmasking these guys, tells us 100% that these are federal agents or paid stooges of one of the agencies." "Seems like they should be followed and unmasked," Musk said.
  • Rantz: Tacoma officers ‘disgusted’ by chief’s statement, warn of ‘police extinction’

    01/21/2024 8:57:46 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 1/17/24 | Jason Rantz
    In an effort to placate anti-police activists, the Tacoma Police Chief insulted scores of officers. They’re not holding back their criticisms. Three Tacoma officers were accused of killing Manny Ellis following a traffic stop in 2020. Caught up in the post-George Floyd activism from Black Lives Matter, Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson charged two officers with second-degree and first-degree manslaughter and the third with first-degree manslaughter. These were always false charges meant to make a political point and appease a radical anti-police base that was key to Ferguson’s political future; he has made charging decisions to help his gubernatorial campaign....
  • Kidnapping of California woman that police called a hoax gets new attention with Netflix documentary

    01/21/2024 12:57:34 PM PST · by CFW · 10 replies
    ABC news ^ | 1/18/24 | ap
    VALLEJO, Calif. -- The ordeal of Denise Huskins, whose kidnapping from her boyfriend’s Northern California home was first dismissed as a hoax by law enforcement, is getting renewed attention as the subject of a new Netflix docuseries, “American Nightmare.” Here’s a look at the facts of the case, which captivated the country: THE KIDNAPPING On March 23, 2015, Huskins was kidnapped by a masked intruder who broke into the home in Vallejo, a city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, told detectives he woke up to a bright light on his face and that intruders had...