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  • Three cops charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl after football game

    01/19/2022 8:23:20 AM PST · by mcenedo · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/19/22 | Steinbuch
    Three Pennsylvania police officers have been charged in connection with the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl and the wounding of three other people outside a high school football game, officials said.
  • Wandering seal leads police on slow-speed chase to law firm in England

    01/18/2022 11:14:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 14 | Ben Hooper
    Police in England said a seal wandering near the center of a town led officers on one of their "slower pursuits" when it fled to a nearby lawyer's office. Humberside Police said the seal was spotted underneath a parked car in Grimsby early Thursday morning, and the animal fled when officers approached. "Unfortunately, the seal didn't want to hang around, resulting in one of our slower pursuits," police tweeted. Personnel from Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue were summoned to the scene and were able to wrangle the seal outside of the Wilkin and Chapman law firm's building. Wildlife rescuers said they do...
  • Virginia Beach Police Used Forged DNA Reports During Interrogations

    01/18/2022 6:56:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | JANUARY 13, 202
    Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people's DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia's outgoing attorney general announced Wednesday. The city's police department has changed its policy in the wake of the state's probe, Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement. In a separate statement, the city said it had ended the practice in May after conducting its own investigation, but called the tactic legal. Virginia Beach police serve a city of about 450,000 people along the state's coast. Officers used fake reports purporting to be from the Virginia Department...
  • VIDEO: Aussie patriots block police from entering bar to enforce COVID restrictions

    01/16/2022 6:06:12 PM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    twitter ^ | Jan 16 | Luke Rudkowski
    @Lukewearechange This is how it’s done Clip...
  • Texas SWAT team responds to hostage situation at synagogue: 'I'm going to die' [hostages SAFE]

    01/15/2022 1:14:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 January 2022 | Adam Sabes
    A Texas SWAT team responded Saturday afternoon to a hostage situation at a synagogue near Dallas. The Colleyville Police Department said on Twitter that they are conducting SWAT operations "around the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Rd." All residents in the immediate area of the incident are being evacuated, according to the tweet.
  • Biden planning executive orders on police reform: report The move is likely to coincide with Black History Month

    01/15/2022 6:27:23 AM PST · by LoveMyFreedom · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to push his police reform agenda via an executive order as early as this month. The executive actions are still being finalized, according to NBC News, but are expected to be rolled out at the start of Black History Month in February as the administration tries to achieve policy goals leading up to the president’s State of the Union address in March.
  • Former police official claims 2017 Spanish terror attacks orchestrated by secret service

    01/14/2022 6:00:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies ^ | 1/13/2022 | Ahmet Gencturk
    Spanish intelligence wanted to destabilize Catalonia prior to independence referendum, says Jose Manuel Villarejo. The 2017 terror attacks in Spain were orchestrated by the National Intelligence Center (CNI), a former senior police officer said Thursday. The aim was to destabilize Catalonia before an independence referendum but the outcome that left 16 dead, was a miscalculation, said Jose Manuel Villarejo, according to the Catalanews agency. Quoting Villarejo’s testimony in court, the news outlet said the attacks, which included a truck plowing those pedestrians on Barcelona’s La Rambla, "were a serious mistake" on the part of former National Intelligence Center (CNI) Director...
  • Biden is considering signing executive action on police reform to revive his stalled agenda after his voting rights planned collapsed, a week of setbacks and with Build Back Better still in limbo

    01/14/2022 9:00:26 AM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14 2022 | MORGAN PHILLIPS
    President Biden is reportedly planning executive actions on police reform for later this month, in an effort revive his agenda that bypasses the logjams of Congress. The orders come as Biden's frustrations grow deeper and his landmark Build Back Better plan and voting rights legislation remain in limbo, sinking his poll numbers to 33%, according to a recent Quinnipiac survey. Congress has not been able to pass police reform since both Republicans and Democrats put forth plans in the wake of the police brutality protests that swept the nation in the wake of George Floyd's death in the summer of...
  • Four arrested in fatal shooting of off-duty LAPD officer

    01/13/2022 2:32:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/13/2022 | Marjorie Hernandez
    Four people were arrested in connection to the shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles cop who was killed during an alleged botched robbery. LA County Sheriff’s investigators said the four suspects were arrested on Wednesday— two days after LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos was gunned down in South LA as he and his girlfriend were house hunting. Sheriff’s officials didn’t release the names of the suspects or list the charges against them.
  • 2021 saw highest number of on-duty cops intentionally killed in US since 1995 - with a 59% increase over 2020 - as 73 officers lost their lives

    01/14/2022 10:58:08 AM PST · by bitt · 8 replies ^ | 1/14/2022
    The FBI recorded a historic high of on-duty police officers intentionally killed while in the line of duty last year reporting 73 officers killed The number of accidental on-duty police deaths increased as well with 56 There was also a drastic increase in 'unprovoked' attacks on officers last year The FBI has opened an investigation into the spike in 'unprovoked' police killings Complications from COVID has remained the top cause of death for officers in the last two years; police unions have continued fighting vaccine mandates Last year, 13 cities in the United States shattered their annual homicide records The...
  • As Gun Sales Soared, the Number of Violent Crimes Committed with Guns Plummeted

    01/14/2022 4:29:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 14, 2022 | John R. Lott, jr
    With violent crime soaring over the last two years, Americans want a solution. Over and over, resident Joe Biden and gun control advocates frame violent crime as a gun problem. Relying on public health researchers, articles such as this one in the Atlantic and in local news stories this week point to increasing gun sales as the cause. But reported gun crimes fell in 2020, so the writers ignore the obvious explanation for rising crime, that law enforcement isn’t being allowed to do its job. Gun sales increased dramatically in 2020 before receding some in 2021. Background checks on gun...
  • Wild Footage Released Of Rampaging Backhoe Driver Shot Dead By Police In New Jersey

    01/13/2022 5:17:09 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 27 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 1/13/22
    Vineland, N.J. – (Office of The Attorney General / News Release) – The Attorney General’s Office today released two 911 calls and video footage from four body worn cameras, two civilian cell-phones, and two residential surveillance cameras related to a fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on December 18, 2021 in Vineland, N.J. The decedent has been identified as Joshua Gonzalez, 20 of Millville, N.J. The fatal shooting remains under investigation by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA). The recordings are being released in response to an OPRA request and pursuant to policies established by the Attorney General’s Office...
  • Speaker: Illinois DCFS field workers need greater protection

    01/13/2022 9:12:28 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 7 replies
    WJPF ^ | 1/12/22 | Robert Thies
    The speaker of the Illinois House said the state’s child-welfare caseworkers need to be treated like frontline emergency responders after a Department of Children and Family Services investigator was killed last week during a home visit, the second such tragedy in four-and-a-half years. Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, a Hillside Democrat, was asked about the troubled agency during an interview Monday with The Associated Press, one of several sit-downs he had with Statehouse reporters to mark his first year in office. Deidre Silas, an investigator who had just joined DCFS last summer, was stabbed to death Jan. 4 when she went...
  • Cop Who Killed Ashli Babbitt Was Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing Without Interview

    01/12/2022 7:13:58 PM PST · by bitt · 40 replies
    When U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd went on “NBC Nightly News” to tell his side of shooting and killing unarmed Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt, he made a point to note he’d been investigated by several agencies and exonerated for his actions that day. “There’s an investigative process [and] I was cleared by the DOJ [Department of Justice], and FBI and [the D.C.] Metropolitan Police,” he told NBC News anchor Lester Holt in August, adding that the Capitol Police also cleared him of wrongdoing and decided not to discipline or demote him for the shooting. Byrd then answered a...
  • Canton police release body camera footage of deadly shooting

    01/10/2022 9:54:27 PM PST · by Paul R. · 31 replies
    Canton PD via WKYC Channel 3 ^ | 1/5/2022 | WKYC Channel 3
    Authorities have released body camera footage from a deadly shooting involving a Canton police officer that took place early Saturday morning. The footage begins with an officer outside of a home in the 2300 block of 10th Street Southwest shortly after midnight. He can be heard relaying information about his location when rapid gunshots ring out from a fenced-in area nearby. “The officer, who was outside of his vehicle, confronted a subject that began shooting a firearm,” Canton police said in a press release that was issued Saturday. “The officer, in fear for his safety, fired his duty weapon at...
  • Pastor Corey Brooks Is No Rev. Al Sharpton

    01/10/2022 4:07:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 10, 2022 | Will Alexander
    You can count on three fingers how much Al Sharpton has in common with Pastor Corey Brooks, the pastor who’s on a 100-day rooftop “campout” in frigid, single-digit weather to bring attention to the culture of violence and poverty in Chicago. They’re both black. They’re both focused on issues in troubled black communities. And they both hold titles as members of the Christian clergy. Other than that, these men are worlds apart in their approach to solving the generational problems of blacks – especially young black men – in urban areas. Sharpton curses the darkness from a distance, then adds...
  • Police Blame Freedom to Carry for Gun Thefts in Kansas City

    01/09/2022 2:32:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 4, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent article aired on National Public Radio affiliate, Kansas City Police were given a platform to blame increasing crime rates on the restoration of Second Amendment rights. One of the first things noted was an increase in the reports of firearms stolen from vehicles in Kansas City, MO. From In 2021, 613 guns were stolen from vehicles, compared with 498 in 2020, Capt. Sean Hutcheson said in a presentation to the Kansas City Police Board on Dec. 14. Police know the weapons are being used in crimes, he said.“One of the drivers of our violence in Kansas...
  • The Swatting of Tim Poole: A Teachable Moment

    01/07/2022 4:31:18 AM PST · by jimjohn · 11 replies
    self | J.Johnson
    January 6, 2022: About 30 minutes into a popular, live video podcast, a reported 5 local police officers responded to a call that “two persons had been shot, and the shooter was held up inside”. Fortunately, the matter was resolved peacefully. But it exposed a deep flaw in security at the studios of “Timcast IRL”, and a teachable moment for anyone doing live broadcasts in the future. Hopefully, the associates of Timcast IRL also receive this, or similar messages.Full details here.Let me first say “Swatting” is no joke. I know this from experience. It happens when a person or persons...
  • Florida Parents, both deputies, take their own lives, leaving newborn baby behind

    01/06/2022 4:06:50 AM PST · by allen592 · 33 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | January 6, 2022 | James L
    A Florida man and his wife, both of them sheriff’s deputies, have committed suicide within days of each other, leaving their one-month-old son behind as an orphan, an official said. Clayton Osteen, a St. Lucie County Deputy, died on January 2nd. Days after Osteen’s death, his wife, Deputy Victoria Pacheco, also took her own life “in the wake of her husband’s death,” Sheriff Ken Mascara said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • With up to 20% of CPD out sick, police leaders are canceling days off to fill the void {Chicago}

    01/06/2022 8:12:34 AM PST · by Salman · 14 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | 1-6-2022 | CWB Chicago
    A top CPD leader canceled days off for the city’s cops over the upcoming weekend, and sources indicate the reason is that positive COVID tests have decimated the department’s active force. In fact, the union representing front-line Chicago cops estimates 2,600 officers are currently out for medical reasons. Before COVID, the medical absence number usually hovered around 1,000, according to the union. If the union’s estimate is accurate, that would mean about 20% of the city’s police force is out on medical leave. Cops who test positive for COVID are required to take ten days off. The COVID surge is...