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  • Austin 'at the brink of disaster' as police shortages hit crisis level: 'God help us all'

    03/03/2024 7:29:01 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/3/2024 | Elizabeth Heckman
    Austin, Texas residents are expressing outrage over police staffing shortages and longer 911-call response times in the aftermath of the city council's vote to defund the department in 2020. In February, a section of the city was notably left without a single police officer for a few hours on a Saturday due to the ongoing shortages. Austin Police Association President Michael Bullock, who called attention to the vacancy on X, told Fox News Digital that a steady decline in public safety has put the city on the "brink of disaster."
  • Brave Texas boy, 8, with terminal cancer all smiles during whirlwind NYC trip where he’ll be sworn in as NYPD detective

    03/02/2024 9:10:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2024 | Reuven Fenton and Olivia Land
    Little Julian Galloway is fighting cancer — just like his heroes fight crime. The cop-obsessed terminally-ill 8-year-old boy has been battling the brutal disease for more than half of his life, with a recent scan revealing new tumors, and that the existing ones on his brain were growing. But Julian, of Texas, was granted brief respite Tuesday — and given rare reasons to smile — as he launched into a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple organized by a non-profit police foundation. “We’ve been at it [for] four-and-a-half years battling cancer. It’s been absolute hell, up and down, beating it,...
  • Family seeks answers after Miami-Dade officers fatally shot grandfather on his own property FDLE continues to investigate fatal November shooting

    03/01/2024 10:43:20 PM PST · by xxqqzz · 21 replies
    local10 ^ | February 19, 2024 | Christina Vazquez
    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A family is seeking answers after they said just days after Thanksgiving, Miami-Dade police shot and killed a grandfather of three young children. Loved ones say it happened while he was with his teenage son, trying to protect their property from intruders. “We were on our property, trying to protect our property because someone was trying to rob us,” said Osvaldo Cueli III, the victim’s son. “They are covering up my dad’s death,” added Gabriela Cueli, the victim’s daughter. They are siblings gripped by the trauma of seeing their father, Osvaldo Cueli, shot dead in their...
  • Prosecutor comments on Spirit Lake (Idaho) shooting

    03/01/2024 9:05:19 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho) ^ | March 1, 2024 | Kaye Thornbrugh
    The blind Spirit Lake woman fatally shot by police after firing her own weapon last year sustained nine gunshot wounds, according to a news released published Thursday by Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Stan Mortensen. The detail comes almost three weeks after Mortensen said the officer who shot and killed 67-year-old S.A. Floyd in her apartment while conducting a welfare check committed no crimes. Earlier this month, the county prosecutor deemed the shooting justified... ...Spirit Lake police officer James Windrem “acted lawfully” and “fired his weapon in an attempt to defend himself,” as well as Spirit Lake Police Chief Michael Morlan...
  • Police Issue Warning Over Thefts Increasing 1,285% For Chevy Camaro. Criminals Using New Method

    03/01/2024 6:17:07 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 01, 2024 | John Oyewale
    Los Angeles police warned Thursday that suspects are using a new method that has caused a 1,285% spike in the theft of Chevrolet Camaro,. “[K]ey clone devices have been utilized in many newer model Camaro thefts,” the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said in the statement. “These devices are about the size of a cell phone and area programming tool that picks up the signal of a key fob nearby which the device then clones.” The Gang Enforcement Detail (GED) belonging to LAPD’s Newton Community Police Station arrested a juvenile allegedly in possession of such a device.. “This young person...
  • Emails reveal Wren Collective had hands in more than just ‘messaging’ in Bexar Co. DA’s Office

    03/01/2024 4:34:24 AM PST · by texanyankee · 17 replies
    KSAT News ^ | 3/1/2024 | Erica Hernandez, Dillon Collier
    SAN ANTONIO – Over the past month, KSAT 12 has been investigating the relationship between the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Wren Collective, a criminal justice reform group based out of Austin. KSAT 12 originally unearthed hundreds of pages of text messages between Gonzales, his staff and the founder of the Wren Collective, Jessica Brand, through a public information request. Now, we’ve obtained more than 400 pages of emails between Brand and Gonzales’ personal email that suggest Brand played a larger role at the DA’s office than Gonzales has admitted. Since our first report on Jan. 30, Gonzales...
  • Trudeau Liberal Justice Minister Arif Virani Says That Putting Canadians Under House Arrest On Suspicion That They May Commit A Hate Crime

    03/01/2024 5:19:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    X (formerly Twitter) ^ | 02/29/24 | Canada Proud
    Trudeau Liberal justice minister Arif Virani says that putting Canadians under house arrest on suspicion that they may commit a hate crime in the future will "help to deradicalize people who are learning things online."
  • 1,000 Officers Expected At Funeral For Slain Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee

    02/29/2024 9:52:11 AM PST · by Red Badger
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | February 28, 2024 | Pat Maio
    The town of Sheridan is expected to briefly shutdown Friday as 1,000 law enforcement officers from across the United States are expected to pay their respects to fallen police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, his wife Karla and their daughter. (Courtesy Kane Funeral Home; Cowboy State Daily Illustration) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sheridan, a tightknit northern Wyoming community nestled in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, is about to experience a traffic congestion of epic proportions over the next few days. As many as 1,000 law enforcement officers...
  • Outrage in Houston After Police Audit Reveals 260,000 Crimes Not Investigated

    02/29/2024 1:01:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/29/2024 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRANDON DARBY
    Politicians and law enforcement figures in Houston are dealing with the massive blowback after an audit revealed that for at least eight years, authorities had “suspended” and not investigated more than 260,000 criminal cases. Officials say a lack of manpower led to the suspension of about 10 percent of the crimes reported. The revelations led to various groups calling for the firing of Houston Police Chief Troy Finner. The issue first began earlier this month when information from an internal audit revealed that thousands of sexual assault cases had been suspended from investigations and simply filed as not enough manpower....
  • 3rd Pipe Bomb Camera Deliberately Turned Away From Scene

    02/29/2024 3:41:06 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | February 28, 2024 | Joseph M. Hanneman
    ‘These revelations are extremely troubling and raise even more important questions about the DNC/RNC pipe bomb investigation,’ says Rep. Loudermilk ... WASHINGTON—A third U.S. Capitol Police security camera was turned away from the Democratic National Committee during the police response to the pipe bomb found near a bench at DNC headquarters on Jan. 6, The Epoch Times has learned. Security video obtained by the newspaper from Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) showed Camera 8021 that was recording the operations of a bomb robot suddenly panned away from the scene just before 2:21 p.m. The change in camera view happened 10 minutes...
  • Great Reset Fightback: Farmers Spray Police With Liquid Manure Outside EU HQ

    02/26/2024 7:47:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/26/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Hundreds of farmers descended upon Brussels on Monday, clashing with police, spraying officers with manure, and pelting EU buildings with eggs as they protested outside an agricultural summit being held in the city. Chaotic scenes broke out in Brussels with farmers protesting the European Union’s green agenda and plans to ink a free trade deal with the South American ‘Mercosur’ bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, which farmers in Europe fear will serve to further undercut their prices and threaten their ability to stay in business. Situation explosive à #Bruxelles avec de gros incidents signalés dans plusieurs zones du...
  • Pittsburgh Police To Stop Responding To Certain Emergency Calls

    02/25/2024 6:25:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    WFMZ ^ | 02/24/24
    PITTSBURGH — Starting Monday, the city of Pittsburgh says it will no longer respond to 911 calls that are not related to "in progress emergencies."According to a press release titled "Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Makes Operational Changes to Better Serve Pittsburgh," the city will create a "Telephone Reporting Unit" (TRU) to dispatch calls that do not require an in-person response by officers."TRU will NOT be assigned to any 'In Progress' call where a suspect may be on scene, any crime where a person may need medical aid, any domestic dispute, calls with evidence, or where the Mobile Crime Unit will...
  • Albuquerque Cops Allegedly Got Paid To Make DWI Cases Disappear

    02/24/2024 11:27:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | 2.23.2024 | Jacob Sullum
    The scandal has resulted in the dismissal of some 200 DWI cases, an internal probe, and an FBI investigation.On a Sunday evening last June, Albuquerque police officer Joshua Montaño pulled Carlos Smith over for speeding near the intersection of Central Avenue and Interstate 21. Smith was contrite. "I apologize," he says in a body camera video. "I was just trying to get over in the lane and get on the freeway. My bad." Smith got more than a speeding ticket. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), even though two breath tests indicated that his blood alcohol concentration was...
  • Dem Mayor Henyard accused of launching police raids against businesses that won’t 'pay the queen's ransom'

    02/23/2024 6:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/24 | Alexander Hall
    Just hours after reports that embattled Democratic Dolton, Illinois Mayor Tiffany Henyard was under investigation by the FBI, multiple local businesses were said to be raided by local police. On Tuesday, FOX 32 reported that six individuals have spoken to the FBI about Henyard’s conduct, including business owners, a former village employee and one or more public officials. One complained of difficulties renewing his business license, claiming to suffer from harassment, a raid on his business and being shut down by Dolton police. The U-Haul rental and trucking business owner believed it was retaliation after he refused to donate to...
  • Pittsburgh Bureau of Police confirms major changes 11 Investigates first told you about

    02/23/2024 3:42:52 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 23, 2024 | Taylor Spirito
    Beginning Monday, Pittsburgh police won’t respond to any calls that aren’t in progress emergencies. Chief Larry Scirotto wants to cut their call volume from approximately 200,000 calls per year down to about 50,000. That essentially means that calls for criminal mischief, theft, harassment and burglary alarms, just to name a few, will all be handled by the telephone reporting unit or online reporting.
  • Chicago Board of Education votes to remove school resource police officers from CPS schools

    02/22/2024 3:39:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | February 22, 2024 | ByJessica D'Onofrio and Leah Hope
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Board of Education made a decision Thursday on CPS school resource officers. In a unanimous vote, Chicago's Board of Education approved a plan to remove police officers from Chicago Public Schools, starting next school year. Dozens of students who want to see police out of their schools rallied outside CPS headquarters Thursday morning. CPS students from "Cops Out CPS" gathered to call on the Board of Education to remove police from schools and re-invest more than $10 million spent on police in school programs and resources. Many students said the student resource officers are costly, ineffective...
  • Mississippi cop is arrested for shoplifting in UNIFORM after being 'caught stealing $140 pair of shoes from a Dick's Sporting Goods'

    02/22/2024 12:26:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 22, 2024 | Martha Williams
    A Mississippi cop was caught shoplifting on duty from a Dick's Sporting Goods while wearing her police uniform. Robin Conner, 33, was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly shoplifted a pair of $140 shoes from the retailer. Conner has worked as a police officer with the Columbus Police force for two years and she was on duty at the time of the alleged crime, Police Chief Joseph Daughtry confirmed. The alleged thief was in uniform and driving a police cruiser during her shoplifting spree. Officers were called to the Dick's Sporting Gods in Columbus at around 12:30 pm on Wednesday...
  • New York AG report: Saratoga police retaliation against BLM was unconstitutional

    02/22/2024 6:38:00 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 19 replies
    Spectrum 1 News ^ | 2/21/2024 | Staff
    New York Attorney General Letitia James says the Saratoga Springs Police Department, along with a top city official and the then-mayor, unconstitutionally retaliated against Black Lives Matter protesters. The report says those protests that began in May 2020 — following George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police — were peaceful, and that “although they could be raucous,” there was no evidence any people or property were harmed. Per the report, then-Mayor Meg Kelly and Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton ordered Police Chief Shane Crooks to both arrest protesters at a July 14 rally and open a child protective...
  • Lawmakers Want Pause on Federal Funds for Predictive Policing

    02/21/2024 8:04:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 21 Feb, 2024 | J.D. Tuccille
    The dangers inherent in targeting criminals-to-be have yet to be addressed. Should data scientists be in the business of fingering Americans for crimes they could commit, someday? Last month, a group of federal lawmakers asked the Department of Justice to stop funding such programs—at least until safeguards can be built in. It's just the latest battle over a controversial field of law enforcement that seeks to peer into the future to fight crime. "We write to urge you to halt all Department of Justice (DOJ) grants for predictive policing systems until the DOJ can ensure that grant recipients will not...
  • Illegal Immigrants Are Attacking New York Police Officers Again!

    02/20/2024 8:41:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/20/2024 | Katie Pavlich
    Illegal immigrants in New York City assaulted a number of police officers Tuesday after refusing to comply with orders at a taxpayer funded shelter. Migrants Attack NYPD Cops Making Arrest at NYC Randalls Island Migrant Shelter. Full video on YouTube.— LLN NYC (@loudlabsnyc) February 20, 2024The latest assault comes after a number of illegal immigrants violently beat two New York police officers in Times Square nearly three weeks ago.Seventh migrant busted in vicious gang beating of NYPD cops in Times Square: sources— New York Post (@nypost) February 13, 2024The first round of violence prompted Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul...