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  • DeSantis seeks to cut funding to cities that defund police, increase penalties for protesters

    09/21/2020 11:55:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | September 21, 2020 | Sarah Wilson
    Florida counties and cities that cut funding from their police departments could lose out on state funding and grants. Gov. Ron DeSantis put forward a proposal for the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act on Monday, which in part targets communities looking to take part in the “Defund the Police” movement. The act “prohibits state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services.” If passed, it would also increase possible criminal penalties for protestors if gatherings turn violent, result in property damage or cause road blockage. The proposal states...
  • Communist Organizers Arrested after Allegedly Barricading Officers Inside Aurora Police Department

    09/20/2020 6:32:33 AM PDT · by devane617 · 18 replies
    yahoo ^ | 09/21/2020 | Zachary Evans
    The Party for Socialism and Liberation is a communist party that “believes that the only solution to the deepening crisis of capitalism is the socialist transformation of society,” according to its website. House, Northam, and their party have led many of the demonstrations in Aurora and Denver over the summer, the Denver Post reported.
  • Hunt intensifies as reward for gunman in L.A. anti-cop ambush balloons to nearly $700,000

    09/20/2020 9:46:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 9/19/2020 | Erin Coates
    A reward of almost $700,000 is now being offered for information leading to the capture and subsequent conviction of the gunman who shot two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at close range last week. "The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors had initially authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction," ABC News reported. However, as of Thursday, the reward had grown to around $675,000 due to generous contributions, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
  • York City’s top cop recommends firing officer accused of reenacting George Floyd death

    09/19/2020 5:22:15 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 19 September A.D. 2020 | Staff
    An internal report signed by York City’s police commissioner indicates he is in favor of recommending that the York City Council fire an officer accused of reenacting the police-custody death of George Floyd. The undated document, titled “Review of Confidential Report” and initialed in two places by Commissioner Osborne Robinson III, accuses Officer Clayton Swartz of failing to truthfully answer questions during the internal-affairs investigation into his alleged actions at a May 30 graduation party. It also states Swartz, 26, is guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly adversely affecting “the morals or efficiency” of the city police department,...
  • SPD watchdog: Sergeant did not intentionally target boy with pepper spray at protest.

    09/19/2020 4:21:24 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 7 replies
    KIRO Television ^ | September 18, 2020 | Graham Johnson
    SEATTLE — Investigators with Seattle’s Office of Police Accountability say officers did not intentionally target a young boy when they hit him in the face with pepper spray during a protest. Video of the boy crying, with milk running down his face to lessen the effects of the spray, went viral after the May 30 protest and led to 13,000 complaints filed with OPA. According to an OPA description released Friday, “(The boy) and his father moved towards a protester who had grabbed an officer’s baton and was pushing into the police line. An SPD supervisor used pepper spray to...
  • Fired, pro-Black Lives Matter officer sues to get job back [Bryan Turner, Philadelphia]

    09/19/2020 10:53:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 19, 2020 | Claudia Lauer
    A former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing to get his job back, saying officials were retaliating for his support of Black Lives Matter. Bryan Turner, who is (b)lack, sued the city and the Philadelphia Police Department this week in federal court, claiming systematic discrimination against him. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and reinstatement with back pay. A spokesman for the mayor’s office said the city does not comment on open litigation. A spokesman for the police department declined a request for comment. Turner, 31, was fired in 2018 and arrested on...
  • Minneapolis PD To Business Owners: Reinforcements Aren’t On The Way

    09/19/2020 8:57:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 19, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just because you’re not seeing as many headline stories about the chaos in downtown Minneapolis these days doesn’t mean that conditions on the ground have returned to normal. While the size of the riots and demonstrations may have abated a bit, residents and business owners there are still dealing with a “new normal” that’s anything but normal. Crime is up across the board, including both property crime and violent crimes against persons. Many residents have already described the situation as being akin to “living in a war zone.” This is particularly true of the city’s 3rd Precinct, where robberies and...
  • Suspect ID’d in alleged attempted murder of Philly police officers

    09/19/2020 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via MSN ^ | 09/19/2020 | Diane Mastrull, Robert Moran,
    Philadelphia police have identified an East Mount Airy man as a suspect in what they are calling the attempted murder of three undercover police officers Friday night. ---SNIP--- Police said Thomas is believed to be the person who pedaled up beside the officers' vehicle on a bicycle shortly after 8 p.m. on the 1400 block of Sharpnack Street in the city’s Cedarbrook section, pulled out a gun and started firing just after the officer driving the vehicle had rolled down his window and asked the man “if he was Ok."
  • Video: Antifa Rioter Tries To Drive Through A Group Of Police Officers With His Car – Receives Instant Justice

    09/19/2020 6:01:51 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 28 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 09.19.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    <p>The Justice Department explored possible criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Ore., after weeks of clashes between federal law enforcement and violent protesters, spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Fox News.</p> <p>Kupec declined to comment on whether the department ultimately will bring charges. She said there were no specific charges in mind, rather, DOJ officials were looking at the way Portland officials “were handling, or not handling” the riots and violence.</p>
  • Majority of likely voters want 'Blue Lives Matter' laws punishing attacks on police: Poll

    09/19/2020 4:21:08 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.19.2020 | Sam Dorman
    A majority of likely U.S. voters believes the country is experiencing a war on police and that politicians should enact policy classifying attacks on cops as hate crimes, according to a new poll. Released on Thursday, Rasmussen's polling came amid a wave of calls to defund police and a swell in anti-police sentiment. Since 2018, the percentage of likely voters who believes there's a war on cops has increased from 43% to 59%. The latest data represented a slight uptick from the 58% high reported in 2015. Meanwhile, 29% disagreed with that view and 12% reported as undecided. The poll...
  • Minneapolis Marxists now cry at the Marxism they brought

    09/18/2020 7:44:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/17/20 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Minneapolis City Council, eat crow. In the face of rising crime, the socialist-slash-Marxist-slash-unicorn-dreaming delusional of local government - the ones who spent oh-so-long denouncing police, defunding police, trying to replace police with some sort of soft and fuzzy enforcement team armed only with “Time Out” cards to slap on criminals - in the face of real crime hazards, these guys now want to cry for the police. For the police they hate. That’s called hypocrisy. That’s called outrageous. That’s called “no duh.” Jamal Osman, one of the newest members of the Minneapolis Marxist society called the City Council, said to...
  • FOP storms away from contract talks after Lightfoot demands 17 pages of disciplinary reforms

    09/18/2020 2:34:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/16/2020 | Fran Spielman and Sam Charles
    Chicago Police officers have waited more than three years for a new contract and the retroactive pay raise that comes with it. The first substantive offer they got from Mayor Lori Lightfoot was hardly worth the wait, according to their fiery union president. Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said he stormed away from Tuesday’s long-awaited negotiating session after the mayor’s team offered his members the same 10% pay raise over four years already awarded to Chicago firefighters in exchange for higher health care contributions — but tacked on 17 pages, including 40 disciplinary reforms. Catanzara was so insulted...
  • Social workers denounce plan to be teamed with police for mental health crisis calls (buffalo, NY)

    09/18/2020 1:46:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 48 replies
    Agroup of social workers, mental health professionals and concerned community members met outside Buffalo City Hall Thursday to denounce Mayor Byron W. Brown's proposal for a new police unit that would pair officers with social workers on mental health emergency calls. Brown first outlined plans for a behavioral health team Aug. 22. .. The mayor noted that mental health professionals routinely request assistance from the Buffalo Police when they receive a call for service in a situation that involves a person experiencing a mental health crisis, and said such a joint approach to assisting people in distress was endorsed by...
  • Intruder with knife, boy being held: No Portland police response for 1 hour, 36 minutes

    Intruder with knife, boy being held: No Portland police response for 1 hour, 36 minutes
  • Enid woman arrested after leading officers on chase, claiming she had to have bowel movement and it was her birthday.

    09/18/2020 11:15:35 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 22 replies
    KFOR TV News ^ | September 17, 2020 | Peyton Yager
    ENID, Okla. (KFOR) – A woman who refused to cooperate during a traffic stop sparked a high-speed chase and guns being drawn in an Enid neighborhood. Twenty-eight-year-old Emily Owings was initially pulled over for not wearing her seatbelt. She also didn’t have a license or her insurance. The only form of indentification she had on her was her medical marijuana card. “Your license is suspended,” the officer said. “Why?” Owings asked. “I don’t know,” the officer said. “I didn’t know that,” Owings said. “Now, I am waiting to see if you have warrants through Woods County,” the officer said. “But...
  • Portland Police Worry About More Unrest as Stress Grows and Resources Shrink. Protest-rattled department grapples with budget cuts, rising crime and a lack of support from other law enforcement in the region

    09/18/2020 10:15:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2020 | Zusha Elinson
    After more than three months of daily protests, police in Portland are facing a rise in violent crime and say they are overstretched. Some in the Portland Police Bureau say they expect protests, which have stopped in recent days as smoke from wildfires clouds the city, to resume. Shootings this year have injured 159 people, compared with 88 at this time last year. Only one is known to have occurred during a protest or march. Budget cuts and a rise in retirements made it difficult for the department to find enough officers to handle daily demonstrations against racism and police...
  • Video: BLM ‘Karen’ Freaks Out Over CVS Store Manager Calling Police On Black Shoplifters — Stunt Backfires Spectacularly

    09/18/2020 8:30:57 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 46 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 09.18.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Public schools and other educational institutions throughout the nation are pushing critical race theory on unsuspecting students. Critical race theory is the claim that American institutions, laws, and history are inherently racist. It argues that white people have put up social, economic, and legal barriers between the races in order to maintain their elite status, both economically and politically. In fact, the source of poverty and criminal behavior in minority communities is due exclusively to these barriers. he “Denial of White Privilege” is covert white supremacy. And “Make America Great Again” and “Calling the cops on black people” is also...
  • Why shouldn't police use of force be disproportionate?

    09/18/2020 7:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/18/2020 | Henry Percy
    The headline for the Arizona Republic, 30 August 2020, front page, blares, "Police Power out of Balance."  (I searched on the Republic's website as well as on two different search engines to find the article — no luck.  Politico has proof of its existence here.) The accompanying graphic shows that the Phoenix police use force more often against blacks and American Indians relative to their proportion of the Phoenix population than they do against whites or Latinos.  The article makes no mention at all of the percentage of serious crimes committed by different races or ethnic groups. So consider this report from...
  • NJ police hunt for gunmen who fired at home of Camden cops, newborn

    09/18/2020 7:42:08 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 18, 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Police are on the hunt for at least two gunmen who fired a barrage of shots on the Camden, New Jersey, home of two police officers and their newborn – with six of the bullets penetrating the structure in the “targeted” attack, according to reports. The couple and their 10-day-old baby escaped injury after the assailants opened fire on their Clinton Street home about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, reported. Six of the seven bullets that struck the home made it inside – two through the front door, Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said during a press conference Thursday night, the...
  • The Snitching Begins: Nosey Neighbour Calls Police on Wake in Pub Garden

    09/18/2020 7:09:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2020 | Victoria Friedman
    Britons have already starting snitching on each other over perceived breaches of the coronavirus ‘rule of six’, with one woman grassing on people at a wake in a pub garden. Ministers this week had urged members of the public to inform on their neighbours if they were suspected of gathering in groups of larger than six. Home Secretary Priti Patel even said that two families bumping into each other in the street and stopping for a chat could be against the law.