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  • South Florida man accused of biting off head of pet python during domestic dispute

    01/31/2023 6:51:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    CBS News Miami ^ | January 31, 2023 | CBS Miami Team
    MIAMI - A Cutler Bay man is accused of biting the head off of a woman's pet snake during a domestic dispute. According to Miami-Dade police, officers were sent to the Saga Bay apartment complex on SW 210th Street on Monday to check out reports of a couple arguing. When they arrived they could hear the fight between a man and woman going on inside #108. They knocked on the door several times and made loud verbal commands to open the door. The fight continued as the door remained closed and at one point the officers heard the woman scream...
  • California cops shoot dead double amputee, 36, as he tries to run away from them on his stumps: Officers feared he was going to 'throw his knife at them'

    01/31/2023 2:01:19 PM PST · by algore · 78 replies
    A group of California police officers shot and killed a double amputee on Thursday as he tried to run away from them on his stumps after jumping out of his wheelchair. The three cops from Huntington Park Police Department were filmed firing at least eight shots at Anthony Lowe Jr., a 36-year-old father-of-two. His family say he lost the lower halves of his legs recently after an altercation with police in Texas. Lowe Jr. had just stabbed someone unprovoked, according to the police department, and was trying to run away from two officers on Thursday. First, they tried to Tase...
  • Suspected police impersonator apprehended near Capitol with ‘stash of knives,’ authorities say

    01/31/2023 10:52:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-31-2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    A suspected police impersonator was apprehended near the Capitol on Monday and found with a stash of knives and a chainsaw blade, according to authorities. The man, Max Eli Viner, 37, who was wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for questioning, was noticed by a U.S. Capitol Police officer on Monday evening. When Capitol Police searched him, they found the weapons, according to a release from the Capitol Police. When the Secret Service arrived and searched the man’s SUV, the officers discovered fake police equipment, shell casings, a smoke grenade and a gas mask. It is unclear why Viner was...
  • 7th officer relieved of duty and 3 first responders fired after Tyre Nichols' death

    01/31/2023 5:37:19 AM PST · by EBH · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/30/23
    The Memphis Police Department has confirmed that a seventh officer has been disciplined as part of the investigation into the death of Tyre Nichols, coming just hours after the department revealed that a sixth officer was facing discipline for the incident. The city's fire department also announced Monday evening that two of its EMTs and a lieutenant were terminated following their own internal investigation into the death of Nichols. Nichols was pulled over on suspicion of reckless driving on Jan. 7. He was seen on police video being brutally beaten by police officers and died three days later in the...
  • Michael Shellenberger FACT-CHECKS AOC and her grossly false claims about police killings in brutal thread

    01/30/2023 9:04:34 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 1/30/2023 1040 hrs est | Sam J
    When AOC speaks, people listen. They then point and laugh but still … they listen. If for no other reason than to be entertained. Seems AOC decided she needed to chime in on the Tyre Nichols situation and join in the idea that it was the system that killed this poor man, not five Black policemen. The Left will say and do anything to stick to their crap narrative.
  • Sixth Memphis police officer in Tyre Nichols case taken off force

    01/30/2023 9:53:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    Axios ^ | Ivana Saric
    A sixth Memphis Police Department officer has been relieved of duty in connection to the case of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man​ who died days after he was fatally beaten during a traffic stop earlier this month. Driving the news: Preston Hemphill was relieved from the force as an investigation is ongoing, department spokesperson Christopher Williams confirmed Monday, days after the city of Memphis released harrowing footage of Nichols' arrest. Background: Five fired Memphis police officers involved in Nichols' arrest were each charged last week with second degree murder​. Former officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond...
  • 'Black people can harbor anti-Black sentiments': CNN commentator argues former officers charged in Tyre Nichols' death could have been influenced by racism

    01/30/2023 7:57:52 AM PST · by Twotone · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 27, 2023 | Alex Nitzberg
    Left-wing CNN commentator Van Jones authored an opinion piece suggesting that the former police officers charged in the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols may have been tainted by racism, even though the officers are black, as was the victim. The five men, who have all been fired from the Memphis Police Department, were charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and more. Video footage of the Jan. 7 incident was released on Friday. Nichols died just days after incident. Jones contended that the black officers could have been influenced by racism. "In short, racial animus can still be a factor, even...
  • Police chief placed on administrative leave after officers raid family’s house in Galveston, city announces

    01/30/2023 6:53:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | January 30, 2023 | Moriah Ballard,
    GALVESTON, Texas – The city of Galveston’s police chief has been placed on administrative leave as an investigation into a raid at a family’s home begins. Police Chief Doug Balli has been placed on a 10-day administrative leave by the city manager. This comes amid an internal investigation being conducted, focusing on a possible failure of communication surrounding a raid at a house on Avenue O exactly one week ago. Galveston Police Department officials are keeping quiet, but home surveillance footage points to what’s been described as a disturbing sequence of events one family says should’ve never happened. “My kids...
  • Peaceful march to protest police violence fills downtown Oakland streets

    01/29/2023 11:44:19 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies
    KPIX CBS SF Bay Area via YouTube ^ | January 29, 2023 | Lauren Toms, KPIX
    In Oakland, hundreds of people came out Sunday evening, demonstrating against the death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. Team reports from Da Lin and Lauren Toms. (1-29-23)
  • Memphis cops charged in Tyre Nichols murder hired after PD relaxed job requirements

    01/28/2023 8:30:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1.28.23 | Matthew Sedacca
    At least two out of of five Memphis police officers charged with murder in the fatal beatdown of Tyre Nichols joined the force after the department relaxed its hiring requirements. Tadarrius Bean and Demetrius Haley both joined the Memphis Police Department in Aug. 2020, NBC News reported, more than two years after the department dramatically loosened the education qualifications to become an officer. Recruits no longer needed an associate’s degree or 54 college credit hours to join the force, and could get by with five years of work experience, Action 5 reported. Loosening the required qualifications however means that the...
  • How Many People Are Killed By Police In The US? Here's a Breakdown by Race and Gender

    01/28/2023 8:12:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/28/2023 | Tyler Durden
    The Washington Post counted 1,096 people in the U.S. who were shot and killed by police in 2022.In previous years, about as many people - around 1,000 annually - have died this way. As Statista's Katharina Buchholz shows in the infographic below, most of those killed by police were male and armed...You will find more infographics at StatistaWhile the race of more than a third of those killed by police in 2022 is not known, 389 of the deceased were white, while 224 were Black. This equals 52 percent and 30 percent, respectively, of those for whom a race is...
  • Obamas ramp up calls for police reform after ‘vicious’ beating of Tyre Nichols

    01/28/2023 3:28:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/23 | Jared Gans
    Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama ramped up their calls for police reform following the release of the video showing the “vicious” beating of Tyre Nichols. “The vicious, unjustified beating of Tyre Nichols and his ultimate death at the hands of five Memphis police officers is just the latest, painful reminder of how far America still has to go in fixing how we police our streets,” they tweeted Saturday. They said responsibility falls on all people to “mobilize” to create change and included a link to a webpage for the Obama Foundation for people to learn about how...
  • Memphis cops’ violence and the problem of culture

    01/28/2023 10:06:31 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 Jan, 2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Two of the smartest and most insightful commentators today, both of whom happen to be black, have spoken words of great wisdom about the outrageous behavior of the Memphis cops that beat to death Tyre Nichols. Both men cite culture, though one, former Detroit police chief James Craig, points to the culture of the Memphis PD and the local culture of the “Scorpion” unit – one that deals with the worst street crime, and the other, Jason Whitlock, points to the broader black culture. Speaking to Tucker Carlson, Chief Craig (who kept the peace in Detroit while Minneapolis and other...
  • BREAKING: Riots Break Out in Memphis, Other Cities as Police Release Tyre Nichols Video

    01/27/2023 8:12:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/27/2023 | Chris Queen
    On Friday evening, Memphis Police released the video showing police officers beating Tyre Nichols to death.WARNING: GraphicBREAKING: Tyre Nichols video released in Memphis— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 28, 2023Earlier on Friday, PJ Media’s Kevin Downey Jr. mused whether Nichols’ death would be “George Floyd 2.0,” and it appears that may be the case.Naturally, the left is blaming “white supremacy,” even though the police officers who beat Nichols to death are also black.So Joy Reid’s guest says it white supremacy is the cause of the death of a young man!!! If ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ was still in office we would be...
  • Protest planned at Dallas police headquarters tonight following Tyre Nichols video release

    01/27/2023 1:54:19 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 47 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/27/23 | Isabella Volmert
    Dallas police are preparing for demonstrations Friday night following the release of video of the arrest of Tyre Nichols, a Black man whose death led to murder charges for five Memphis police officers. …
  • Tyre Nichols: What is the 'Scorpion' unit of Memphis police?

    01/27/2023 8:22:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/27/2023 | Max Matza
    Some of the five ex-officers in Memphis charged with the murder of Tyre Nichols were part of an elite crime-fighting unit that is now under scrutiny. Scorpion - which stands for "Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods" - is a 50-person unit with the mission of bringing down crime levels in particular areas. The police chief has now ordered a review of all specialised police units. This is not the first time the Scorpion unit has attracted controversy. It was launched in October 2021 with a focus on high-impact crimes such as car thefts and gang-related offences....
  • Intoxicated 81-year-old woman arrested for kicking officer in the groin

    01/26/2023 5:07:52 PM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    WFLA ^ | 1/26/2023 | Rob Garguilo
    Cape Coral, FL - An 81-year-old woman was arrested for kicking an officer in the groin during a drunken outburst at a Southwest Florida restaurant. According to police, the woman, identified as Clarella Potter, tried to punch restaurant staff at Fathoms Restaurant and Bar in Cape Coral. Employees called the Cape Coral Police Department for assistance. When officers arrived, they realized Potter was heavily intoxicated and asked if she had a family member who could take her home. Potter's drunken behavior turned to anger and she grabbed an officer by the back of the neck. Despite being moved to a...
  • Baltimore police using less force amid ongoing reform effort

    01/26/2023 1:28:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-26-2023 | AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Since the Baltimore Police Department started overhauling its practices through a series of court-ordered reforms in 2017, officers have become significantly less likely to use force against members of the public, such as brandishing a service weapon, deploying a stun gun or striking an uncooperative suspect into compliance. But the agency still needs to improve its ability to hold wayward officers accountable and address a dire staffing shortage, according to testimony Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. With a mix of praise and admonishment, the discussion focused on recent developments in a yearslong effort to enact sweeping...
  • Police chief warns Memphis not to react violently after body cam footage release (Tyree Nichols video)

    01/26/2023 6:38:18 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    Fox News via WEG ^ | POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT Published January 26, 2023 4:10am EST | By Lawrence Richard | Fox News
    Authorities in Tennessee are preparing for the release of police officer body cam footage of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died three days after a traffic stop on Jan. 7. Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis gave an address Wednesday evening and called Nichols’ death "heinous, reckless and inhumane," cautioning people not to react violently after seeing the footage. "This is not just a professional failing. This is a failing of basic humanity towards another individual," Davis said, saying the five officers and others who were involved in his death "failed our community, and they failed the Nichols family....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police Officer Resigns After Being Put on Leave for Facebook Post on Traditional Marriage

    01/25/2023 8:29:59 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Daily ^ | 1/25/2023 | Virginia Allen
    A Georgia police officer has resigned after he was told by superiors that he could not share his personal religious views on social media. “If someone somewhere considers an opinion I have—that isn’t a direct quotation from Scripture—to be offensive, then that would be a fireable offense,” Jacob Kersey, the former officer, told The Daily Signal. Kersey, 19, who began working last May at the Port Wentworth Police Department, in a jurisdiction just outside Savannah, says “everything was going well” until the start of the new year. On Jan. 2, Kersey posted a 20-word message about his view of marriage...