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  • The Rate of Domestic Violence Arrests Among NFL Players

    09/15/2014 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    FivetThirtyEight ^ | Benjamin Morris
    Although there seems to be an endless stream of stories about NFL player arrests and misconduct, this is largely because there are a lot of NFL players (and they’re famous). At the league’s peak (during training camps), there are about 2,560 players attached to NFL teams (limit 80 each). As I’ll show, arrest rates among NFL players are quite low compared to national averages for men in their age range — but there are some types of crimes that trail the pack significantly.
  • Police Make 120 Arrests at #Ferguson Riots – Only 4 From City of Ferguson (Video)

    08/20/2014 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Police released these mugshots of looters and rioters last week.Terry Brewer is from Dallas, Texas. Top row: Robert Stephenson, Beonca McRath and Michael Davis. Second row: Stephon Thompson, Steven Martin and Trey Brewer. Third row: Demarco Harris, Nikko Fiertag and Andrew Henry (Post-Dispatch) Jessica Lussenhop @Lussenpop Follow Arrests in #Ferguson last night: Washington DC (1) Illinois (4) Maryland (1) California (1) Virginia (1) New York (4) Alabama (1) Texas (1) 6:04 PM - 19 Aug 2014
  • Ferguson marred by clashes as police arrest 47 people overnight after bottles of urine are thrown

    08/20/2014 2:56:44 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 August 2014 | David Mccormack for MailOnline and Associated Press Reporter and Ted Thornhill
    Protests on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were significantly calmer on Tuesday night, but the peaceful atmosphere disintegrated amid a series of clashes that led to 47 arrests, with police claiming they were pelted with bottles containing urine. For most of the night demonstrations were calm with protesters holding signs and chanting, although the majority had taken the advice of leaders to wrap things up by nightfall. Then just before midnight, the protests took a turn for the worst after some people started throwing plastic bottles at police.
  • Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalists

    12/30/2013 10:41:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/30/13 | AFP
    Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian secret police have arrested an award-winning Australian journalist and an Egyptian reporter for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera channel suspected of illegally broadcasting news harming "domestic security," the interior ministry said. The arrests come amid a widening crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, which the military-installed government declared a "terrorist organisation" last week. Al-Jazeera confirmed the arrests, and said police also detained a producer and a cameraman. Officers of the National Security service raided the broadcaster's makeshift bureau at a Cairo hotel on Sunday, arresting two of the journalists and confiscating their equipment, said...
  • Azerbaijan arrests Iranian suspected of planning attack on Israeli embassy in Baku

    11/24/2013 8:44:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 21, 2013 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Hasan Faraji, 31, was arrested by Azerbaijani police after displaying “suspicious behavior” while wandering around the Israeli embassy in Baku on October 31. Faraji, who resisted arrest, was sentenced to 30 days of administrative detention, according to the APA news agency. According to Channel 10, Faraji is a part of the Iranian Quds Forces, a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that, among other oles, is tasked with planning and executing terrorist attacks against Israeli targets overseas. On Thursday an Iranian diplomat said Faraji denies he was planning any attack... Iranian embassy officials met Faraji in custody... Azerbaijani police raided...
  • FBI barred from making Benghazi arrests in Libya (Hussein's highest priority)

    09/18/2013 4:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/18/13 | Elise Labott
    The Libyan government will not allow the FBI into Benghazi to arrest suspects for last year's deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission, a top State Department official told a House panel on Wednesday. Federal authorities have filed charges against suspects in connection with the September 11 attack on the mission and nearby CIA annex that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said they were shocked nobody has been brought to justice. "Not one terrorist perpetrator has been captured or killed, despite the president saying that this was his...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • ACLU to court: Begging in Arizona is not a crime

    07/27/2013 2:53:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer | Capital Media Services
    [Citing First Amendment, ACLU sues to stop panhandling arrests] PHOENIX - The American Civil Liberties Union wants a federal judge to block police in Arizona from enforcing a law making begging a crime, calling it an infringement on free speech. ACLU attorney Dan Pochoda said the measure is unconstitutional because it makes people subject to arrest not because they are loitering, but because of what they are saying. He contends asking someone for money is no different from politicians seeking support on the same public streets. The lawsuit is most immediately aimed at the city of Flagstaff which, in an...
  • No arrests in Oakland vandalism

    07/14/2013 1:35:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies ^ | 7/14/13 | Henry K. Lee and Vivian Ho
    <p>In San Francisco, demonstrators marched through the Mission District after gathering at the 24th Street Mission BART Station. Hundreds marched down Valencia Street, chanting "Justice for Trayvon Martin."</p> <p>The crowd dispersed peacefully, and officers will "maintain a presence in the Mission District for the time being," said San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy, a department spokesman. Another protest was scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Powell and Market streets.</p>
  • Court: Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees

    06/03/2013 9:20:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    My Way ^ | June 3, 2013 | Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.
  • 'Arrests in Pakistan, Afghanistan' in Boston Marathon probe Al-Qaida forums boast of attack while

    04/16/2013 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/16/13 | author-image Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – An al-Qaida-allied group in the Gaza Strip claimed to WND that there have been arrests of jihadists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of the probe into yesterday’s Boston Marathon explosions. The arrests could not be immediately confirmed. Members of Gaza’s Jihadiya Salafia group further said that al-Qaida is being credited for the attack in its affiliated online forums. The Gaza sources told WND the online al-Qaida forum messages claimed the bombings were an al-Qaida response to a U.S. military airstrike that killed a high-profile Taliban leader and four other Taliban members last week near Afghanistan’s...
  • Boston Police: No Arrests Have Been Made In Marathon Bombing (UPDATE)

    04/15/2013 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    TPM ^ | 4/15/13 | Hunter Walker
    A A spokesperson for the Boston Police Department said no suspects have been taken into custody yet after the bombing at the Boston Marathon. "At this time, we haven't been notified of any arrests or anyone apprehended," the spokesperson said. The New York Post reported that a "Saudi national who suffered shrapnel wounds in today's blast" has been identified as "a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing." The Boston PD spokesperson did not confirm that report. "Honestly, I don't know where they're getting their information from, but it didn't come from us," said the spokesperson.
  • IDF Arrests Five Hamas Leaders in Hevron

    03/27/2013 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/3/13
    The Israeli army arrested six Hamas leaders in Hebron on Wednesday morning, an IDF spokesman confirmed. An IDF spokesman told the AFP news agency that, "six people were arrested and taken for security questioning," but gave no further details. The detainees were identified as Muhammad Natsha, Abdul-Khaliq Hasan Natsha, Muhammad Tahsin Shawar, Amjad Hamouri and Jawad Muhammad al-Jaabari. Muhammad Natsha, a top Hamas official, previously spent six months in Israeli custody, but was later released without being charged. Meanwhile, the army on Wednesday released Nayef al-Rujub, another top Hamas leader, ...
  • Netanyahu: All of Praying for Adelle Biton

    03/26/2013 5:45:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Rafi Biton on the eve of the Pesach holiday to tell him that suspects in attempted murder of his daughter, Adelle, are under arrest. Adelle, who is only 3, is in critical condition after the attack, in which Arabs hurled rocks at moving cars near Ariel. Netanyahu wished Biton and his family a happy Pesach. "I, my wife, Sarah, and the entire nation of Israel pray for the well-being of our sweet little one, Adelle," he said. Seven Israelis were injured in the terror attack, nine days ago. They include Adelle's mother and two sisters,...
  • 8 Palestinians arrested for near-fatal stoning

    03/23/2013 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    JTA ^ | 15/3/13
    Israel arrested eight Palestinians suspected of causing a car accident that left an Israeli infant in critical condition. The suspects, who were apprehended by Israeli soldiers, Shin Bet security agents and police, are suspected of causing several injuries to Israeli civilians by throwing rocks on Thursday at cars near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. One of the cars collided with a truck as it came under a volley of rocks. In the crash, 3-year-old Adelle Biton sustained head injuries, which doctors at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petach Tikvah termed “extremely serious,” according to Army Radio. Her mother...
  • Honenu: Five Arrested in Ramat Migron Protest

    03/11/2013 5:07:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/3/13 | David Lev
    Five people were arrested Monday in Ramat Migron after clashes between Jewish youths and Arabs, the Honenu legal rights organization said. Police arrested the youths – three males and two females – after they attempted to protest what they said was an attempt by local Arabs to illicitly encroach on land belonging to the community. The youths said that Arabs from a neighboring village began plowing land that was clearly marked as belonging to Ramat Migron; in addition, they said, it had been made clear to local Arabs what the borders of the community were. However, the Arabs entered the...
  • Gun Nonsense Overrules Common Sense

    03/04/2013 2:04:06 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 10 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | March 4, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    As each day passes, the lengths to which school districts will go to prevent gun violence has been taken to new levels of maladministration. For example, last Friday an Anne Arundel County, Maryland, student was suspended for “chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and saying, “bang, bang”— an offense that the school described as a threat to other students, according to his family,” according to the Washington Post. “The boy’s two-day suspension Friday comes at a time of heightened sensitivity about security issues and guns— even pretend guns — in the aftermath of the mass shooting...
  • Wave of Arrests of Father's Rights Activists

    09/01/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/12
    Several campaigners for fathers' rights and shared parenting after divorce have been arrested or summoned for questioning in recent days and a Knesset member who sides with the fathers' movement says a "militant feminist crackdown" is under way. One activist father, Guy Shamir, has been held in jail for 21 days. He was arrested when Haifa Family Court Judge Esperanza Alon's clerk claimed that he used a threatening phrase in a telephone conversation with her. Shamir says he told the clerk: "The judge should mind her own children and I will mind mine." The clerk claimed that he told the...
  • Why In A Town That's Only 16% Black, African-Americans Account For 91% Of Jaywalking Arrests

    08/27/2012 10:13:23 AM PDT · by blam · 94 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-27-2012 | Rebecca J. Rosen
    Why In A Town That's Only 16% Black, African-Americans Account For 91% Of Jaywalking Arrests Rebecca J. Rosen August 27, 2012, 12:46 PM I once heard it said that every successful Freedom of Information Act request is a failure of open government. In other words, every time activists, journalists, or other citizens are able to get data or other records through a FOIA request, that information should have already been available, somehow, somewhere on the Internet, without the hassle of a request process. The thinking is that FOIA is an antiquated system, designed for a time when the government did...
  • St. Petersburg sees first RNC-related arrests after men found on downtown rooftop with weapons

    08/26/2012 4:37:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | 8/26/12 | Kameel Stanley
    St. Petersburg sees first RNC-related arrests after men found on downtown rooftop with weaponsBy Kameel Stanley, Times Staff Writer Tampa Bay Times In Print: Sunday, August 26, 2012 ST. PETERSBURG — Two suspected protesters were arrested after they were found playing with a BB gun atop a downtown parking garage, authorities said. **SNIP** They also found several items indicating the people were protesters, including antigovernment T-shirts and a backpack stuffed with a large machete, a pocketknife, tin snips and a pry tool, Puetz said. The backpack belonged to Trevor Swanson, 19, of St. Petersburg, who is prohibited from having weapons...
  • Jails, courts bracing for spike in arrests during DNC (RAT convention in Charlotte)

    08/15/2012 5:15:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/15/12 | Elisabeth Arriero
    Jails, courts bracing for spike in arrests during DNCBy Elisabeth Arriero The Charlotte Observer Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 Mecklenburg officials will boost their jail staffing by 30 percent and put double or triple the number of magistrates on duty in anticipation of a possible spike in arrests during the Democratic National Convention. Authorities expect as many as 10,000 protesters to descend on Charlotte, as they have for past political conventions. A protest march planned for Sunday, Sept. 2, the eve of the DNC, could be the largest in Charlotte’s history. **SNIP** “We’re hearing from a lot of outside people...
  • Apprehensions for immigration violations drop

    07/18/2012 7:23:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-18-12 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON—The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting a decline in the northbound traffic of illegal immigrants from Mexico. At the same time, the number of suspects booked by the U.S. Marshals Service for criminal immigration offenses has gone up dramatically, a function of tougher law enforcement on the U.S. side of the border. In a report released Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said the number of immigration-related apprehensions has steadily declined, peaking at 1.8 million in 2000 but dropping to 516,992 in 2010—the lowest level...
  • Plantation man has been arrested 3 times in 7 days

    07/16/2012 6:14:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2012 | Juan Ortega
    The jail door was shut for a Plantation man on Monday after his third arrest in seven days. Sterling Sharpe, 27, was arrested July 9, then released from jail. He was re-arrested Friday and again was freed. His third arrest was for allegedly breaking into a Sunrise woman's unoccupied home Sunday, police said. "I'm just appalled at this," said LaShawn Tukes, 46, the burglary victim. "If the justice system were more stringent, he wouldn't be getting in and out like that." When Judge Hope Tieman-Bristol on Monday learned of the back-to-back arrests, she revoked Sharpe's bond.
  • IDF Arrests Arab, Leftist Attackers in Judea

    05/30/2012 2:59:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    Dozens of Arabs and leftists went on a rampage outside the village of Tekoa in Gush Etzion Wednesday, in the fourth such incident this month. IDF soldiers stopped the rioters a few meters away from the community's outer limit and declared the place a closed military zone. The activists refused to leave and began physically attacking the soldiers, as well as one of the Jewish residents who arrived on the scene. The soldiers proceeded to arrest the activists. Gush Etzion Regional Authority Head Davidi Perl issued a statement following the incident in which he warned against allowing the recurring events...
  • Anti-Semitic Remarks on Facebook Prompt Police Arrests

    05/17/2012 1:57:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Police in Glasgow, Scotland arrested six people over anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook that mocked the Jewish community of Giffnock, the BBC reported Wednesday. The page, titled "Welcome to Israel, only kidding you're in Giffnock," included a number of offensive posts against the Jewish community and received nearly 1,000 “likes” until it was shut down. Fans of the page posted comments ranging from "Jewish scum" to "F*** the Jewish Zionist" while another person wrote: "Hebrew is not needed in the train station [because] all the Jews are f***ing rich c**** they have gold plated Bentleys," the Jewish Chronicle reported. The page's...
  • Wedding bash ends in cuffs

    05/03/2012 7:08:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/3/12 | Jessica Heslam
    A modern-day Romeo and Juliet are on their honey-moon trying to make good on their vows after barely surviving their North Shore wedding from hell, which ended in a bruising brawl and two busts — including the groom’s mother. “They’re in love. They’re doing everything in their power to make it work,” busted mom Darlene DeIorio, 45, told the Herald last night though tears. “I’m going to be there for them no matter what. My heart is so broken. I’m sad for them.” The Saturday night nuptials between Anthony DeIorio-Weiner and Nancy Guido at the Danversport Yacht Club ballroom —...
  • Oakland May Day protest triggers arrests and tear gas

    05/01/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies ^ | 1 May 2012 | KTVU And Wires
    An Occupy Oakland May Day protest reeled out of control Tuesday as police fired tear gas into the unruly crowd and made several arrests. Protesters began gathering around 9 a.m. in downtown Oakland and took to the streets, blocking traffic on several streets as they marched. < p/> Around noon, several hundred protesters gathered in an intersection in front of City Hall where a confrontation with police began. In a matter minutes, tears gas was fired into the crowd as tension rose and riot-geared police began making arrests. Police were forced to Taser at least one demonstrator to take him...
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/18/2012 2:33:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 17, 2012 6:38pm | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri’s largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. “It’s like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here,” St. Charles County’s former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the state’s largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened — both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • Occupy protesters arrested at St. Louis park

    03/16/2012 9:41:42 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 1 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 16, 2012 | Marlon A. Walker
    The first day of a gathering of protesters with the Occupy movement ended with several of them arrested late Thursday after setting up an encampment at a city park. Fourteen people were taken into custody about 10:30 p.m. after dozens of police converged on an encampment at Compton Hill Reservoir Park on Grand Boulevard just south of Interstate 44. The protesters were ordered to comply with the 10 p.m. park curfew. Some of the protesters had set up tents in the park. Read more:
  • It's 'Constitution 101' for Maryland cops

    03/08/2012 8:32:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WND ^ | March 7, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    It’s going to be “Constitution 101″ for state police in Maryland, who will be undergoing training on the First and Fourth Amendments as part of a settlement of a lawsuit over the illegal arrests of pro-life protesters there. Confirmation comes from officials with the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued that the officers’ decision to arrest, take into custody and strip-search the protesters simply wasn’t allowed. The ADF noted that the settlement with Maryland State Police will include “training on rights protected by the First and Fourth amendments to the U.S. Constitution.” “Under the terms of the settlement, Maryland State Police...
  • Protests, arrests mark Putin's Kremlin return

    03/05/2012 10:49:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/5/12 | Antoine Lambroschini and Matthew Collin - AFP
    Police arrested dozens of Russians Monday as thousands protested at Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency in elections Western monitors called "skewed." Some 14,000 people according to police turned out in Pushkin Square in central Moscow chanting "Russia Yes! Putin No!" as hundreds of helmeted riot police stood by on guard. But Moscow police arrested dozens of protesters at a separate unsanctioned event near the central election commission while an AFP reporter saw nearly one hundred detained at an unauthorised meeting in Putin's native Saint Petersburg. Putin won almost 64 percent of Sunday's ballot in easing his way back to...
  • Liberty's twilight

    02/17/2012 10:25:31 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson news ^ | 2/13/12 | LISA J. ADAMS
    Darkness was falling on Dec. 15 as the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. It is ironic that at a time when the country should have been celebrating the 220th anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 15, 1791, more commonly known as the Bill of Rights, our elected representatives were completing legislation that essentially eviscerates the liberties that the Bill of Rights secured for every U.S. citizen. To truly comprehend the travesty of this new legislation, one only needs to review these constitutional rights for himself...
  • Senior Hamas Official Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    01/21/2012 3:46:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/12
    Senior Hamas Official Arrested on Terrorism Charges Islamic Jihad's Jenin Commander Arrested IDF Base: 1,500 Tank Shells Stolen
  • Several Fights Reported At Mall Of America, 9 Arrested: Police

    12/26/2011 7:14:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 26, 2011 | WCCO
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Police arrested nine people at the Mall of America Monday, the day after Christmas, after multiple fights broke out, authorities said. Mall of America officials released a statement saying that around 4:20 p.m. 50 juveniles caused a large disturbance in the north food court. Witnesses said the fights started after there were reports that rappers Lil’ Wayne and Drake were visiting the Mall. Police, however, did not comment on these rumors.Cmdr. Mark Stehlik of Bloomington police said in a press conference that 30 officers responded to the fight and arrested five people (both adults and juveniles)...
  • Is It a Prison Planet? One Out of Three Now Face Arrest in US

    12/20/2011 9:24:40 AM PST · by JohnKinAK · 57 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 12/19/2011 | Daily Bell
    "Arrest is a pretty common experience," says Robert Brame, a criminologist at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and principal author of the study. Nearly one in three people will be arrested by the time they are 23, a study to be published today in Pediatrics found. – USA Today Dominant Social Theme: It's for your own good, dammit. Free-Market Analysis: This is a stunning statistic, in our view. According to a study generated via numbers collected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and reported in USA Today (see above excerpt) one out of every three people in the US...
  • Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports; police make arrests (costs workers their wages)

    12/13/2011 5:51:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/11 | Mike Pearson
    Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports; police make arrestsBy Mike Pearson, CNN updated 5:27 AM EST, Tue December 13, 2011 (CNN) -- Occupy protesters succeeded in shutting down overnight operations at California's port of Oakland on Monday night after a day of similar protests in several other U.S. cities. The protests in Oakland have "disrupted workers trying to get to work and impaired the port's ability to operate," port spokesman Issac Kos-Read told CNN. Craig Merrilees, a spokesman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, said the port has told its members not to report for work for the overnight...
  • Occupy (Nashville) Billed $1,045 for Security Before Arrests

    11/29/2011 2:39:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | 11/30/11 | TRAVIS LOLLER
    Occupy Billed $1,045 for Security Before ArrestsTRAVIS LOLLER | Associated Press Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated 3:43PM NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Department of General Services billed Occupy Nashville $1,045 to provide two troopers for security the night before they began arresting the protesters and clearing their encampment. The invoice was part of a public records request to the department from The Associated Press. **SNIP** They were told the state could not police their encampment and they would have to pay for security, she said.
  • Police ticket 11 in Occupy Boulder camp

    11/22/2011 12:07:43 PM PST · by catnipman · 5 replies
    Police ticket 11 in Occupy Boulder camp ^ | 11/21/2011 | Heath Urie and Erica Meltzer
    BOULDER -- In the first police action related to the Occupy Boulder movement, officers early Monday morning ticketed 11 people in a makeshift camp outside the Boulder County courthouse along the Pearl Street Mall. ... According to police records, officers issued a total of 10 tickets on charges of illegal camping or public urination. Additionally, police ticketed P.J. Jentsch for having a dog on the mall. His 3-year-old border collie mix, Shelby, garnered national media attention after being elected leader of the Occupy Denver movement in early November following a request from Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that protesters designate a...
  • Occupy lawyers sue to bar arrests (criminal freeloading children getting tired of it)

    11/08/2011 7:13:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/08/11
    Occupy lawyers sue to bar arrestsPublished: Nov. 8, 2011 at 7:15 AM WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing Occupy protesters in Tucson said they filed a civil rights suit in federal court, seeking a temporary ban on arrests of demonstrators. Meanwhile police and local officials across the United States and Canada grappled with potential violence as they sought to evict Occupy protesters in their cities. While Occupy protesters in Tucson solicited materials online Monday to help winterize their camp at Viente De Agosto Park, volunteer attorneys calling themselves Occupy Tucson Legal Working Group said a civil rights suit was...
  • Arrests of illegal immigrants down 43% on Arizona border

    11/06/2011 5:54:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    NOGALES, Ariz. — The number of illegal immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector fell by more than 40 percent last year, a significant drop that indicates illegal immigration has slowed considerably in Arizona. Official statistics won’t be released for several weeks, but Alan Bersin, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, told Border Patrol agents in Nogales this week that arrests in the Tucson Sector fell to 123,000 last fiscal year. Arrests in the Nogales station, the largest in the Tucson Sector, fell by 43 percent to 18,000. “Ladies and gentlemen, know that you are engaged...
  • Arrests of Mexican drug cartel leaders in Texas raise concerns

    11/03/2011 6:24:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/3/11 | Jim Forsyth | Reuters
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The recent arrests of three alleged drug gang leaders from Mexico and the shooting of a sheriff's deputy in South Texas are raising fears among some Lone Star State officials that the brutal drug wars plaguing Mexico are taking hold north of the Rio Grande. On Sunday, Deputy Hugo Rodriguez of Hidalgo County in the southern tip of Texas was shot several times when he pulled over a vehicle containing a person kidnapped by members of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Rodriguez's bulletproof vest saved his life, Trevino said. "I have always said...
  • Paterson Police Arrest Three Men Caught On Tape In Machete Attack

    11/02/2011 5:53:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Nov. 2, 2011
    PATERSON, NJ (CBSNewYork) – They’ve got their men. Police say they’ve arrested the trio caught on tape attacking two people, including chopping at one victim with a machete. The Paterson police turned to social media in their hunt for the attackers, posting the stunning video of the attack on their Facebook page. The incident took place on Sept. 10 at the U.S. Chicken restaurant at 194 Straight Street. Police say the “vicious assault” began just before 4 a.m. There were two attacks, said Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez of the Paterson police department. “Both attacks were unprovoked, as far as we could...
  • Arrested Occupy Sacramento protesters demanding jury trials

    11/02/2011 4:13:02 PM PDT · by twistedwrench · 16 replies
    SacBee ^ | November 2, 2011 | Andy Furillo
    Another 19 participants in the Occupy Sacramento movement made their first court appearance today on charges that they violated late-night curfews at Cesar Chavez Park. snip Cres Vellucci, vice chair of the local American Civil Liberties Union board and a spokesman for the protesters in Sacramento Superior Court today, said "everyone's going to plead not guilty" and ask for a jury trial.
  • SLIDESHOW: Opulent homes of ‘the 99 percent’

    11/02/2011 7:51:18 AM PDT · by martosko · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/02/2011 | Gracie Ferrell and Meg Gasvoda
    Representatives of “the 99 percent” have been camping out in lower Manhattan to protest economic inequality since late September, but the riches on display at some of their home addresses clearly came from “1 percent” families. We searched Google Maps and the real estate Multiple Listing Service for the home addresses police collected during the arrests of less-than-law-abiding New York City “occupiers,” and found dream homes aplenty. These opulent houses include in-ground swimming pools, manicured lawns, and golf course access.
  • NYC arrest records: Many Occupy Wall Street protesters live in luxury

    11/02/2011 7:46:47 AM PDT · by martosko · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/02/2011 | Will Rahn
    Many “Occupy Wall Street” protesters arrested in New York City reside in more luxurious homes than some of their rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found. For each of the 984 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in New York City between September 18 and October 15, police collected and filed an information sheet recording the arrestee’s name, age, sex, criminal charge, home address and — in most cases — race. The Daily Caller has obtained all of this information from a source in the New York City government. Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed...
  • Occupy Denver protests turn violent, prompting police action

    10/29/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1+ views
    FOX31 Denver ^ | October 29, 2011
    DENVER – At least seven people were arrested in downtown Denver during a confrontation between Denver Police and Occupy Denver protesters Saturday afternoon. Witnesses say some in the crowd were throwing objects at police, and that a few officers patrolling the protest on motorcycles were pushed off their bikes. No injuries were reported. Sources say a few officers have resorted to pepper spray and other non-lethal devices in an effort to control the crowd. Developing story…
  • Occupy Wall Street: Arrests in Nashville and San Diego

    10/28/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/28/2011
    In Nashville, a new law was enacted preventing camping overnight near the Tennessee state Capitol. In San Diego, police arrested 51 people at 02:30 (9:30 GMT), removing tents, canopies, tables and other furniture. On the US East Coast, many of those taking part in Occupy protests are preparing for an unseasonally cold storm due to hit this weekend. As much as 10in (25cm) of snow is expected in some areas on Saturday, with between two and four inches forecast for New York City. Protesters are raising money and floating ideas for how to cope as the temperature drops. Suggestions reportedly...
  • Teens arrested in bomb threat to high school (PG, MD)

    10/28/2011 10:10:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/11 | Scott McCabe
    Prince George's County Police have arrested two juveniles for allegedly making a bomb threat at a Riverdale high school. Police said the threat was called in to Parkdale High School at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. When officers arrived to the school they were approached by two students who said an individual asked where he could find the school principal, and threatened to blow up Parkdale High School if they didn't tell him. Through the course of the investigation, the detectives were able to trace the initial phone call of the bomb threat to one of the students' cell phone, police said....
  • Surprising Numbers About NFL Arrest Rates

    10/26/2011 8:41:51 AM PDT · by discostu · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Ben Maller
    More than a few pundits have condemned miscreants in pro football, but the truth hurts their argument: NFL players are actually incarcerated less than the average citizen. The numbers don't lie. One in every 45 National Football League players (2.2 percent) is arrested. The national arrest rate is 1 in 23 (4.2 percent), according to the FBI in 2010. What does that mean? Technically, NFL players get in 47.6 percent less trouble than your average Joe. When Mike the butcher gets a DUI, it's not news. But when Steve the cornerback gets busted for public intoxication, it becomes a story....
  • Vikings top Bengals with NFL-leading 36 arrests since 2000

    10/25/2011 5:36:15 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies
    pioneer press ^ | bob sansevere
    The arrest of Chris Cook put the Vikings at 36 arrests since 2000, one more than the Cincinnati Bengals, according to information compiled by and Six Vikings have been arrested in the past nine months. It's a good thing Vikings owner Zygi Wilf instituted that Code of Conduct after the Love Boat incident or it could be even worse, right?