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  • Trump Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Capitol Police Officers, Law Enforcement

    01/10/2021 4:05:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | JANUARY 10, 2021 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    President Donald Trump ordered U.S. flags across the nation and abroad to be flown at half-staff until Jan. 13 in honor of the “service and sacrifice” of law enforcement, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), and the two USCP officers who died in the wake of protests at the Capitol on Jan. 6. “As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this great Nation, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the...
  • HB 163 Will Handcuff Illinois Law Enforcement

    01/08/2021 9:59:26 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 12 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 1/07/2020 | Kathy Valenti
    A coalition representing Illinois law enforcement leadership and rank-and-file officers has issued a statement in opposition to House Bill 163 as amended that was unveiled earlier this week, saying: The so-called “reforms” that are part of House Bill 163 as amended would destroy law enforcement’s ability to keep communities safe. The authors of this legislation are not law enforcement professionals with hundreds of years of combined experience and this bill was drafted without law enforcement input, and because of that the long-term unintended consequences of this legislation would be dire. The Illinois Law Enforcement Coalition recently enumerated its Safe Communities...
  • Networking exec blasts wiretapping rules

    11/17/2006 11:31:42 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 7 replies · 437+ views
    CNet News ^ | 11-16-06
    WASHINGTON--An executive from a company that manages a large portion of the Internet's infrastructure on Thursday slammed federal wiretapping rules expected to take effect next spring. Paul Kouroupas, vice president of regulatory affairs for Global Crossing, strongly criticized the Federal Communications Commission's broadening of a 1994 law--originally intended to cover telephone providers--as disproportionately costly, complex, and riddled with privacy concerns. His company is one of the world's largest Internet backbone providers. "Our customers are large Fortune 500 companies--not too many of those companies are conducting drug deals or terrorist activities out of Merrill Lynch's offices or using their phones in...
  • Kentucky Man's Decision to Livestream Cops Making an Arrest Was a Bad Idea; Spoiler: 'Solid Left Hook'

    11/28/2020 11:12:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Red ^ | November 28, 2020 | Mike Miller
    On today’s episode of “Hold My Beer and Watch This!”, a Kentucky man on his way home from work last week saw several police cars with lights flashing surround a vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot. As he approached the scene, he parked his car about 50 feet away, pulled out his phone, and decided to film whatever happened next. Joe Bennett told Spectrum News 1 in Louisville he immediately thought of videos he had seen this year from around the country in which police actions ended badly. In the Facebook livestream, which was also linked to Twitter, Bennett can...
  • Is the Entire DOJ Corrupt?

    11/13/2020 6:16:19 AM PST · by WTanner1776 · 44 replies
    Let’s go over what the FBI and DOJ have done. They spied on journalists that were critical of Obama and have never apologized for that. That’s unamerican, undermines the idea of free speech and the 1st Amendment, and is completely unacceptable. We as a free people should never have to deal with questions such as “is the entire DOJ corrupt?” Also, it shows that there was no strong or just leadership at the DOJ and FBI under the Obama Administration and somehow still isn’t today. A strong, non-partisan head would have ensured that such abuses could not take place. Sadly,...
  • Michigan Voters Demand That Police Get Warrants for Electronic Data

    11/04/2020 9:22:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.4.2020 | Scott Shackford
    Constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passes.Michigan voters Tuesday night had a message for police: Get a warrant. Yes, for their phones, too. Voters overwhelmingly approved Michigan Proposal 2. The referendum, put to the ballot by lawmakers, amends the state constitution to add "electronic data and electronic communications" to the state's search and seizure laws. With 88 percent of the vote counted, Michigan voters approved the protections. The measure passed with 88 percent of the vote, more than 3.8 million votes of support. The relevant part of the state's constitution will now read: The person, houses, papers, possessions, and electronic data and electronic...
  • Police Officer Killed by Rooster’s Blade During Cockfight Raid

    10/29/2020 1:51:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 10.29.20 | Keenan Crow
    Here’s one you definitely don’t hear every day; a police officer in the Philippines died during a raid on an illegal cockfighting event when one of the roosters with a blade attached to its leg attacked the cop and caused a fatal wound. The incident transpired Tuesday, Fox reports, while police were attempting to shut down the illegal cockfight being held in Northern Samar. Cockfighting is actually legal in the region on Sundays and on certain holidays, however due to COVID, all events have been outlawed for the entire year. Officials reported that Lieutenant Christian Bolok encountered the rooster while...
  • Rampant shoplifting leads to another Walgreens closing in S.F. (Calif.)

    10/19/2020 7:53:14 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 103 replies
    Sand Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/18/2020 | Phil Matier
    After months of seeing its shelves repeatedly cleaned out by brazen shoplifters, the Walgreens at Van Ness and Eddy in San Francisco is getting ready to close. “The last day is Nov. 11,” Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso said. The drugstore, which serves many older people who live in the Opera Plaza area, is the seventh Walgreens to close in the city since 2019. “All of us knew it was coming. Whenever we go in there, they always have problems with shoplifters, ” said longtime customer Sebastian Luke, who lives a block away and is a frequent customer who has been...
  • No, Taking Police Out Of Schools And Refusing To Discipline Won’t Help Brown Kids

    10/13/2020 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Jonathan Butcher and Hans von Spakovsky
    If Minneapolis school officials and other educators across the country want to keep students safe, they should abandon student discipline policies based on quotas and eradicate notions of 'defunding the police.' Dangerous calls from activists to “defund the police,” including school police, were splashed across the headlines over the summer. Now officials in one school district at the forefront of the movement are having second thoughts.Minneapolis Public School officials were among the first to announce they were canceling their contract with local law enforcement for school security after the tragic incident involving George Floyd occurred in that city. That the...
  • LIVE: President Trump Delivers Remarks at a Peaceful Protest for Law & Order

    10/10/2020 10:23:01 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 151 replies
    White House ^ | 10/10/20 | Donald J. Trump
    LIVE: President Trump Delivers Remarks at a Peaceful Protest for Law & Order
  • Rioting Hits Another Wisconsin Suburb Over Black Officer Who Shot Black Kid Investigators Say Pulled A Stolen Gun

    10/09/2020 8:09:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2020 | Matt Kettle
    Sixty to 70 Black Lives Matter activists 'targeted' the black officer, vandalized his girlfriend’s home, and fired a shotgun at his back door in August. Riots erupted this week when he was not charged. Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa Wednesday night, with some of the “peaceful” demonstrators smashing windows of homes and businesses and clashing with law enforcement and the National Guard.“What started as a protest has become a large disturbance of public order that has caused property damage and is threatening to cause injury to persons,” the Wauwatosa Police Department tweeted just...
  • Local, Oregon State Police To Keep Acting as Federal Officers Despite Portland Mayor's Request

    09/30/2020 6:58:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 30 Sep 2020 | Jeffery Martin
    ...The officers were made deputies in advance of expected demonstrations at a rally by far-right group Proud Boys which took place in Portland on Saturday. Anticipating violence, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order allowing local and county law enforcement to handle the event. While some protests did occur, the rally lasted roughly 90 minutes before ending. Mayor Wheeler's office said in a Tuesday statement that it had asked the office of the U.S. Attorney to remove the deputation. On Wednesday, District of Oregon Billy J. Williams and U.S. Marshal for the District of Oregon Russ Burger denied Wheeler's...
  • Chris Wallace Just Gave The Most Embarrassing Moderator Performance In History

    09/30/2020 11:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 30, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    'Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him,' Trump said to Chris Wallace during Tuesday's 2020 presidential debate. Fact check: True. Debating one person is difficult, especially if he’s had oodles of alone time in his basement to prepare while you’ve been a little busy leading the country. Debating that person and a partisan media hack at the same time is just BS.That, however, was President Donald Trump’s exact plight Tuesday night at the first 2020 presidential debate, when he was treated to a two-on-one showdown with his actual opponent Joe Biden and his honorary rival, Fox...
  • ‘Evil Is Real’: North Carolina Police Officer Pens Heartfelt Resignation Letter To Community Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus From Force

    09/19/2020 3:05:39 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 9/19/20
    "Evil exists in Asheville, officers are surrounded by it, and they do their best with what they have." A former police officer in North Carolina’s Asheville Police Department (APD) both admonished and apologized to the community he served in a heartfelt resignation letter published last week in the local newspaper. Justin Wilson, who served as a community resource officer for 10 years with APD, explained in an Aug. 21 email sent to neighborhood groups he worked with that he was moving to Colorado to begin a new career because his law enforcement job “has taken a toll on my personal...
  • Aurora, Colorado Police Stand Down Twice To Avoid Arresting Violent Felon. Guess Why

    09/16/2020 7:58:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 16, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    One of the residents had unwisely invited Robert Thompson, 47, to stay at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. He did this despite Thompson having a lengthy rap sheet and a history of criminal behavior. True to form, Thompson quickly began causing trouble of an alarming kind, including exposing himself to some young girls, throwing a rock through someone’s window and threatening people (including his hosts) with violence. Understandably, the apartment’s tenant, Leander Mccoy, called the police. But after arriving and questioning Thompson, the police simply left, saying they would “seek a warrant” to deal with the matter. The...
  • Veterans Fortify the Ranks of Militias Aligned With Trump's Views

    09/12/2020 4:15:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 69 replies
    NYT ^ | 12Sept20 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    WASHINGTON — Emboldened by President Donald Trump’s campaign platform of law and order, militia groups have bolstered their strength before Election Day by attracting military veterans who bring weapons and tactical skills viewed as important to the organizations. The role of veterans in the newly proliferating militia groups — which sometimes are steeped in racism and other times steeped simply in anti-government zealotry — has increased over the last decade, said a dozen experts on law enforcement, domestic terrorism and extremist groups.
  • Head start: Gov. DeSantis appoints Michelle Cook as Clay County Sheriff

    09/06/2020 11:33:31 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 16 replies
    News4Jax ^ | September 1, 2020 | Scott Johnson, Travis Gibson
    Cook also encouraged other young girls who want to become officers to follow their dreams. “I think you know what I’d like to say to the little girls out there is, you can grow up to be a police officer, it’s doable it’s definitely something that is an honorable profession and if you want to serve your community,” Cook said. [snip] Cook assured Clay County residents they will be safe.
  • The Left Doesn’t Really Want To Abolish The Police. They Want To Be The Police

    09/04/2020 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 4, 2020 | Natanial Blake
    Restrictions on police power are, of course, imperfect, but they are much more developed and effective than those left-wing rioters and militants impose on themselves. The left doesn’t want to abolish the police; they want to be the police. At heart, the radicals rioting and fighting with the police are cops — every last man, woman, and alternatively gendered individual of them. The disorder they create is meant to clear the way to establish a new order, in which they will be the enforcers. They don’t want to be left alone to do their thing. They want to force the...
  • Behind Trump’s Surprise Pardon To Black American Who Helps Prisoners Start Life Fresh

    08/27/2020 9:09:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 27, 2020 | Kelsie Bolar
    If caring about black lives means more than a slogan, let’s hope Jon Ponder’s model is replicated nationwide, with support from both sides. Less than 24 hours after Black Lives Matter activists torched Kensoha, Wisconsin, in the name of racial justice, President Donald Trump granted a surprise pardon to Jon Ponder, a black man and convicted bank robber who turned his life around and now devotes his work to helping others do the same. “Jon, we honor your devotion to showing returning citizens that they are not forgotten,” Trump said from the White House. “I will continue to give all...
  • Confirmed: Police Recover Weapon From Vehicle Of Wisconsin Shooting Victim Jacob Blake; He had a knife on the driver's side of his vehicle when he was shot

    08/27/2020 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/27/2020 | By Kylee Zempel
    Jacob Blake had a weapon on the driver’s side of his vehicle when a police officer, who has now been identified as Rusten Sheskey, shot him seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sunday evening. Blake was leaning into that side of the vehicle when the officer discharged his weapon.According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, police recovered a knife from the floorboard, but the agency did not say whether Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was holding the weapon when Sheskey shot him in the back, which left Blake paralyzed, according to his family’s lawyers. Video stills of the incident appear...