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  • Coronavirus News: Video of NYPD arrest during social distancing enforcement sparks outcry

    05/03/2020 7:21:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies ^ | 5-3-20 | Eyewitless news
    There is an outcry over a video of an NYPD officer taking down a bystander who was watching officers make an arrest for an apparent social distancing violation this weekend. The incident was reported Saturday evening around 5:30 on 9th Street and Avenue D in the East Village. As a couple was being arrested, video shows one of the officers break away from that arrest to walk up to a bystander with his taser drawn -- swearing and telling him to move back. Video showed the plainclothes officer, who was not wearing a protective face mask, slapping 33-year-old Donni Wright...
  • Video: Wisconsin Deputies Threaten a Mother For Letting Her Daughter Play At a Neighbor’s Home During Shutdown

    05/02/2020 7:48:17 AM PDT · by grundle · 98 replies ^ | April 30, 2020
    Two Wisconsin police officers were caught on video verbally accosting a mother for letting her daughter play at a neighbor’s home during the states COVID-19 shutdown, accusing her of “violating an order” by the state. The incident, caught on video by the mom’s cell phone, shows the officers immediately – and aggressively – demanding to know if she’s aware of the state’s stay-at-home order. The footage shows the first officer, a male, repeatedly interrupting the woman and sarcastically responding to her answers. “Why are you here?” the mother asked in the video. “Because your daughter is going to play at...
  • Horrific Abuse of Power’: California Police Launch Investigation After Viral Video Shows Deputy Punching Tee

    04/29/2020 7:28:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 29, 2020 | Pilar Melendez
    A California deputy is under investigation, and has been reassigned outside the police department, after a disturbing viral video showed him punching and choking a teenage boy during an arrest, authorities said. The Rancho Cordova Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced an “investigation into the use of force by our deputy” after a video of the April 27 incident posted on Twitter on Tuesday received more than two million views and was shared by former Democratic presidential candidates Julian Castro and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
  • ‘Uncharted waters’ over long-term impact of garda powers — Harris [Ireland’s police commissioner]

    04/29/2020 10:24:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020 18:11
    The Garda Commissioner has said that “we are in uncharted waters” in terms of the long-term impact of the new powers given to Gardaí during the COVID-19 crisis. Drew Harris said that Gardaí had “engaged in more than 10,000 checkpoints” across the country last week. Commissioner Harris was speaking during a public meeting with the Policing Authority, which is overseeing the Garda response to COVID-19. The proceedings are being streamed live online due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Mr. Harris said that the low number of coronavirus-related arrests to date — 76 — illustrated how well the public was complying with...

    04/26/2020 5:52:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 26 APRIL 2020 | LOUIE
  • Oshkosh dog groomer arrested for opening business hours before state changes guidelines

    04/28/2020 2:31:41 PM PDT · by lionstar · 45 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2020 | Jason Zimmerman
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - An Oshkosh dog groomer was taken into custody Monday for violating the governor's Safer at Home orders restricting non-essential business during the coronavirus pandemic. It happened not long before the state adjusted its guidelines to allow dog groomers to open up again. Dog Depot Arrest. Screen shot from Facebook video. On April 24, the Winnebago County Health Department contacted Oshkosh Police to inform them the Dog Depot, 1225 S. Main Street, was open even though the Winnebago County Public Health Department has deemed the business non-essential. A sergeant with the Oshkosh Police Department went to the...
  • Bavarian police bust cellar hairdressers

    04/27/2020 10:24:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 27 April 2020 09:18 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    Finding the perfect fringe during these times of confinement may prove to be an expensive gamble after German police went underground to uncover two makeshift hairdressing salons on Saturday. When the officers arrived at the salons, carefully installed in the cellars of two private houses, “people were having their hair done”, local police said in a statement. Two people were waiting for a cut in Elsenfeld and another in a cellar in Momlingen, according to DPA, which claims that “the salons were professionally equipped”. Police have opened investigations for non-compliance with lockdown measures which, in Bavaria, are among the strictest...
  • 'Not well-received': Connecticut police department scraps 'pandemic drone' program after outcry

    04/26/2020 7:09:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    The Westport Police Department, located in Connecticut’s hardest-hit county of Fairfield, has abandoned its idea to use high-tech drones that can detect symptoms of coronavirus infection from up to 190 feet away. The backtracking came after people expressed privacy concerns about the program. On Thursday, Police Chief Foti Koskinas and First Selectman Jim Marpe said the drone surveillance plan would not come to fruition because it was “not well-received,” according to Westport News. “In our good faith effort to get ahead of the virus and potential need to manage and safely monitor crowds and social distancing in this environment, our...
  • Cops Should Enforce the Law, Not the Whims of Politicians

    04/24/2020 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 24 April 20 | Jack Dunphy
    In my previous column, posted on April 6, I lamented that the actions of some police officers, ordered to carry out some of the sillier or more onerous restrictions attendant to the pandemic, will further erode the already strained relationships their departments have within their communities. As one might have predicted, things have only gotten worse. Since that column was posted, we have seen police officers issuing $500 citations for the crime of attending a drive-in church service, and others arresting an Idaho woman who dared take her kids to a closed playground. Indeed, social media is awash with similar...
  • San Diego protesters say county overreaching on coronavirus restrictions; sheriff threatens legal action

    04/23/2020 10:57:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23 2020 | Bradford Betz
    A coastal city in San Diego County is demanding that county officials return local control over its access to public spaces such as walking trails and beaches. Encinitas, which is about 25 miles north of San Diego, made national headlines Sunday when a group of about 200 people gathered to protest the city’s closure of the Coastal Rail Trail and a portion of South Highway 101 to pedestrians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The city's closure of those public spaces came less than a week after the county's Health and Human Services Agency issued an order that prohibited the public from...
  • Idaho Protesters Surround Cop’s Home Who Arrested Mom In Front of Children

    04/23/2020 5:59:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    PrepForThat ^ | April 22, 2020 | Jim Satney
    On April 23, Police arrested a Meridian, Idaho mom while she was allowing her kids on a playdate at a local park for violating Coronavirus restrictions. While the kids were playing on a swing set, officers approached the mother who they inevitably handcuffed and walked to a police car. Other parents who congregated in a grassy area flanking the swingset gasped and asked the officers for explanations. Many of them filmed the incident. Now, Idahoans are taking matters into their own hands and protesting the cop’s home.
  • Massachusetts: “Pedophile Hunter” Catches Police Chief Trying To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy (Video)

    04/22/2020 6:13:22 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 34 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 04/21/20 | Matt Agorist
    The chief’s messages were gruesome in nature and illustrated his level of depravity. The chief knew that the person he was communicating with was a child. Despite the fact that he knew the person on the other end of the text was a child, the chief described his sexual desires to him, asked the child about the size of his genitals, and arranged to meet the child in a place “out of the way.”
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Idaho Protesters Rally at the Home of Police Officer Who Arrested Woman for Taking Kids to Playground

    04/23/2020 8:27:03 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 123 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 23 April 20 | Shane Trejo
    A group of protesters showed up at a law enforcement officer’s home on Tuesday evening shortly after a woman was hauled off in handcuffs and arrested for taking her children to a playground. Two uniformed law enforcement officials can be seen outside of the home and interacting with protesters who are outraged with the lockdown tyranny that has arisen as a result of the coronavirus panic. The home belongs to one of the officers responsible for carrying out the brazenly tyrannical order. “They need to know this is not okay,” one concerned citizen told police. “We the people are not...
  • Bodycam Video Shows Business Owner Harassed And Arrested by Police for Staying Open

    04/22/2020 12:54:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    GP ^ | 04/22/20 | Jim Hoft
    You’re going to just LOVE the new America.Where business owners will be arrested and fined for working.And mothers will be arrested for bringing their children to a park.Winslow, Arizona police recently released body camera footage of the arrest of a hardened criminal business owner.“We don’t want you to feel like we’re harassing you.” – Winslow police.“If you’re open for business we have that right.” – Winslow police.Arizona, a state of 7 million, has had 208 coronavirus deaths this year.This is an shocking video! Gov. Doug Ducey had declared a public health emergency because of the coronavirus outbreak in March. Later that month, he issued a stay-at-home...
  • CHP bans protests at California Capitol after rally against Newsom’s stay-at-home order

    04/22/2020 9:42:49 AM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | APRIL 22, 2020 | BY SAM STANTON
    Following Monday’s protest at the state Capitol where demonstrators defied Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders banning large gatherings, the California Highway Patrol says it will no longer issue permits for events at any state properties, including the Capitol. “Permits are issued to provide safe environments for demonstrators to express their views,” the CHP said in a statement. “In this case, the permit for the convoy was issued with the understanding that the protest would be conducted in a manner consistent with the state’s public health guidance. “That is not what occurred, and CHP will take this experience into account when considering...
  • Policeman seen threatening to 'make something up' so he could arrest a man for breaching lockdown laws is SUSPENDED from duty [Accrington UK]

    04/20/2020 11:18:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:10 EDT, 20 April 2020 | Lara Keay
    A policeman has been suspended after he was filmed threatening to “make something up” so he could arrest a man for breaching coronavirus lockdown laws. Lancashire Police was forced to apologize for the unnamed officer’s behavior after footage of the incident in Accrington was shared online. Tonight they have confirmed he has been suspended from duty with immediate effect and the force has referred itself to the police watchdog over the clip. The video captured a young man being shouted at by a policeman in Accrington on Friday afternoon after he was pulled over for being out of his house....
  • Mississippi Cop to Church Pastor: “Your Rights Are Suspended.”

    04/20/2020 5:58:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 4/16/20 | Steve Pomper
    The churchgoers presented zero public safety risk.I’ve often wondered about formerly civil nations that descend into vicious totalitarianism. The only way this happens is if the despotic government can wrest control of the military and law enforcement from the non-authoritarian government. The most obvious being a country of culture, manufacturing, science, and civil society that succumbed to the National Socialist German Worker’s (NAZI) Party. Having some German ancestry, I’ve wondered if a federal, state, or local government in the United States could ever get Americans to violate other American’s rights just “because a political leader says so” regardless of what...
  • Atlanta police supervisor accused of attacking, attempting to run over fellow officer

    04/18/2020 6:35:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 4/14
    An Atlanta police officer has been relieved of her duties after investigators said she attacked a fellow officer and tried to run them over with her car. Investigators said an off-duty APD officer was helping with traffic flow at Wells Fargo bank along Camp Creek Parkway when Lt. Sharonne Steed refused to follow the officer’s directions. “Lt. Steed continued to defy the officer's orders and ultimately bumped her vehicle into him,” Atlanta police said in a news release Tuesday. Police said the off-duty officer tried get Steed out of the car and she resisted, ultimately biting the officer’s hand. Investigators...
  • Marquette County teen sues sheriff who ordered her to delete Instagram post

    04/17/2020 4:39:18 AM PDT · by lionstar · 70 replies ^ | April 16, 2020 | Dan Plutchak
    MADISON (WKOW) — A Marquette County teen has filed a federal lawsuit against the Marquette County Sheriff, who she says ordered her to remove an Instagram post about recovering from COVID-19. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday on behalf of Amyiah Cohoon and her parents, Richand and Angela, against Marquette County Sheriff Joseph Konrath and a patrol sergeant for violating the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The lawsuit results from a March incident where Marquette County law enforcement threatened Cohoon and her parents with arrest unless an Instagram post was removed. According...
  • New Jersey’s top cop: Second Amendment not essential!

    04/16/2020 5:52:31 AM PDT · by shoptalk · 22 replies
    NJ Second Amendment Society ^ | April 16, 2020 | Alex "Alejandro" Roubian
    Under NJ Governor Murphy’s executive order Colonel Patrick Callahan has the authority to reopen gun stores and ranges so citizens have the ability to protect themselves and learn firearm safety, while also respecting social distancing and health guidelines from State and Federal officials, the same exact way Colonel Callahan guided liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and home improvement stores when he classified them essential. Colonel Patrick Callahan is the highest-ranking police officer in the State of New Jersey. Watch our video below where Colonel Patrick Callahan agrees that the Second Amendment is not essential and supports the closure of gun stores...