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  • Long Beach Police Shoot ‘Suspicious’ Person on Bike

    01/21/2018 10:24:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 91 replies
    “I don’t have information that he was actually wanted for anything at this time, all I have at this point is that he was a suspicious person on a bike,” Johnson said. After the two-person police unit attempted to stop them, the person allegedly fled on foot. The foot chase led officers into an alley between Adriatic and Baltic avenues. Once one of the officers caught up with the person, that officer fired and shot the person, Johnson said. The person was struck once in the lower torso and transported to the hospital in stable condition. It was unknown if...
  • 'Barney Fife is in charge': Obama under fire for 'we don't have a strategy' gaffe on ISIS ...

    08/29/2014 2:09:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Martosko
    'Barney Fife is in charge': Obama under fire for 'we don't have a strategy' gaffe on ISIS as he's accused of having 'head buried in hole on first green' Lawmakers are fuming over President Barack Obama's admission on Thursday that his White House lacks a strategy for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria, with one congressman comparing his performance to the bumbling sheriff's deputy Barney Fife from 'The Andy Griffith Show.' And as House and Senate members piled on with sharp criticism, a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary...
  • Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'Barney Fife is in charge'

    08/29/2014 11:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor for MailOnline
    Lawmakers are fuming over President Barack Obama's admission on Thursday that his White House lacks a strategy for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria, with one congressman comparing his performance to the bumbling sheriff's deputy Barney Fife from 'The Andy Griffith Show.' And as House and Senate members piled on with sharp criticism, a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary told MailOnline that the Joint Chiefs of Staff are 'seeing red' and 'spitting nails' following Obama's candid admission. 'They're losing confidence in their mission,' said the long-time Pentagon insider,...
  • Sober woman arrested for DWI after deputy rolls through stop sign

    05/09/2014 11:22:45 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    NewsChannel 3 WTKR ^ | May 2, 2014 | Holly Henry
    “It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy. The deputy, caught on video, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report from Fox6Now.com. After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night. When a deputy asked why her eyes looked red and glassy, Weyker said she told him he had been crying. According to the report, she also told him she had taken Vicodin...
  • The 67-cent felony: A veteran winemaker runs afoul of the ABC

    09/06/2013 7:05:42 PM PDT · by bamahead · 19 replies
    The Hook (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | September 5th, 2013 | Lisa Provence
    Long before vineyards became agriculture du-jour in Virginia, Mike Bowles planted grapevines in 1977, and he claims he's Albemarle's first farm winery operator. Thirty years later, he wanted to be a pioneer again and hop on the craft-distillery trend to make the Italian spirit grappa from chardonnay grape leftovers. Instead, he's earned a more dubious distinction as possibly the first person to get busted while applying for a federal distillery license. Under Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control regs, that could cost him his license to make wine at all. Bowles insists he was trying to comply with the hefty volume of...
  • Cleveland police chase and shooting portrayed as chaotic scene by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    02/06/2013 5:53:52 AM PST · by i_robot73 · 30 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 02/05/2013 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit. But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland. Soon after the shooting stopped, one officer rushed to check the two occupants of the 1979...
  • Cleveland police chase and shooting portrayed as chaotic scene by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    02/06/2013 8:19:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | February 05, 2013 at 10:00 AM, updated February 05, 2013 at 3:47 PM | Rachel Dissell,
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit. But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland. City officials have already expanded the timeline for their investigation after learning that more than 115...
  • Car accident leads to arrest for human trafficking

    10/28/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    The Daily Planet ^ | October 28, 2011 | Katie Klingsporn
    A one-vehicle accident on rural Highway 141 on Monday triggered a search through the desert for passengers and eventually led to the arrest of one man for suspicion of human smuggling and the pending deportation of four of the passengers. Juan Denys Hernandez Varenez, a Cuban national, has been charged with four counts of smuggling of humans, a class 3 felony. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office suspects that he was smuggling four undocumented foreigners to the Denver area when the sedan he was driving crashed. All of the passengers, including a 20-year-old female from Grand Junction whose involvement is unknown,...
  • 2 Conn. cops injured by friendly fire during arrest of child porn suspect outside Harry Potter flick

    07/18/2011 11:41:21 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 18th 2011 | Philip Caulfield
    Two Connecticut cops shot and injured two other officers during an arrest of a suspected child porn perv outside a late-night screening of the new Harry Potter movie. ~~~ State police said they were continuing to investigate the incident.
  • Bandera County Sheriff's Office Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning (Texas)

    06/22/2011 4:44:50 PM PDT · by Sarajevo · 37 replies
    KSAT.com ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Tim Gerber
    BANDERA, Texas -- The Bandera County Sheriff's Office issued a warning Thursday to citizens about an anti-government movement known for acts of domestic terrorism. The law enforcement agency said followers of The Sovereign Citizens Movement have been known to carry out violent acts, including killing law enforcement officers and other public servants.
  • Independence Police Shoot At Concrete Alligator

    06/02/2011 11:54:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 5/31/11
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo.— An alligator caused a lot of commotion for one Independence man Sunday when three Independence police officers shot at his concrete lawn ornament. Rick Sheridan was working in his garage when he heard gunshots. He went around the back of his house to a pond, where he saw three police officers. The three officers had spotted the gator and were lined up on the bank, shooting at the large reptile. "The officer fired two rounds, and killed my concrete, ornamental alligator," Sheridan said. After realizing their bullets were bouncing off the yard art alligator, police left. Sheridan says...
  • KC police fire at backfiring van

    11/12/2010 11:33:28 AM PST · by posterchild · 69 replies · 1+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | Fri Nov 12, 2010
    Two Kansas City police officers who thought they were being shot at from inside a van returned fire Thursday night. Only later did police realize that the van was actually backfiring and the man inside was not armed. He was not injured by the shots fired by police. Windows of the police car were apparently shot out by the officers as they exited the patrol car.
  • Andy Griffith's Popularity Nose Dives Over Support for Health Care Reform

    09/10/2010 4:19:48 AM PDT · by Marcus · 47 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 9th, 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    The acrimony surrounding health care reform, stoked up to white hotness as the 2010 midterm elections draw nigh, seems to have claimed another victim, albeit an odd one: Andy Griffith, the long-living television and film star.
  • Denver officials clash over police discipline after brutal video released

    08/16/2010 4:07:57 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 45 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 08/13/2010 | Christopher N. Osher
    Denver officials are deeply divided over the proper level of punishment for a police officer who was seen on video tackling and beating a 23-year-old man who was doing nothing but talking on a telephone outside a LoDo nightclub. The video of Officer Devin Sparks repeatedly hitting Michael DeHerrera of Denver with a department-issued piece of metal wrapped in leather, picking him up roughly and slamming a car door on his ankle has prompted Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal to push for the firing of Sparks and Corporal Randy Murr.
  • Off-Duty Officer's Weapon Discharge Injures 3 (Axe To Grind Alert!)

    08/09/2010 10:42:38 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 22 replies
    KPVI ^ | 08/09/2010 | KPVI
    Idaho State Police are investigating what is being described as an accidental shooting involving the 9mm handgun of an off-duty Emmett police officer that injured a woman and two boys, ages 2 and 3. ISP Captain Steve Richardson says the gun discharged one bullet Friday morning in a Gem County residence, injuring the three people. Police are declining to release more information, including the relationship of the people involved and who had the gun when it discharged. Police say the three who were injured were taken by private vehicle to Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett, where the woman and...
  • Diboll officer involved in controversial traffic stopped resigns

    08/07/2010 5:26:48 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 33 replies
    KTRE-TV ^ | 08/03/2010
    Diboll police officer Grant Jones has resigned amid a flurry of debate surrounding a controversial traffic stop last week. Jones gave his formal resignation Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. "His resignation was short, and to the point," according to Diboll City Manager Dennis McDuffie. [...] Upon hearing of Jones' resignation, [victim] Johnny Hodge said it's good that Jones realized he was wrong and stepped down from his position. The city attorney for Diboll has promised to release the Diboll Police dash cam video on Wednesday. The stop in question occurred on July 27 as Tracey Lott was driving his friend, Johnny...
  • Thunderbolt (Georgia) Police Officer fires weapon in bank

    08/02/2010 9:27:32 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 20 replies · 6+ views
    Savannah Now ^ | 08/02/2010 | Savannah Now
    An off-duty Thunderbolt police officer accidentally discharged a handgun inside United Community Bank on Victory Drive on Monday morning. The police department is conducting an internal review of this incident, which involved an officer Chief Irene Pennington identified as C. Watson. Watson was at the bank at 2225 E. Victory about 9 a.m. and was chatting with a loan officer who was considering purchasing a handgun, Pennington said, and the officer withdrew his weapon to show it to the bank official. The handgun was the officer’s personal weapon. The officer, who has been with the department for two years, will...
  • Man hit with Taser sues police officers. Incident occurred after a traffic stop.

    07/23/2010 4:38:12 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 185 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | 07/23/2010 | Columbia Tribune
    Two Columbia police officers are the focus of a civil lawsuit concerning an incident last year in which a man was tasered after a traffic stop. Attorney Samuel Trapp filed the civil suit yesterday in federal court in Jefferson City on behalf of Cadilac Derrick, 23, of Columbia. On Feb. 24, 2009, Derrick was driving his registered Suburu down Providence Road when Columbia police Officers Tim Giger and John Logan pulled him over, according to the lawsuit A video posted on YouTube shows the incident captured by police cameras. The officers approached each side of the car, in which Derrick’s...
  • Ottawa Hills officer's trial opens with dash cam vid

    07/14/2010 12:15:54 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 109 replies · 1+ views
    abclocal.go.com ^ | Monday, May 10, 2010
    TOLEDO, OH (WTVG) -- A never-before-seen police dash cam video was shown in court today in the trial of an Ottawa Hills police officer accused of unnecessarily shooting and paralyzing a man during a traffic stop.
  • Police raid bar after US woman mistaken for Justin Bieber

    06/17/2010 10:02:51 AM PDT · by MissTed · 34 replies · 1,175+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6/17/10 | Staff
    US POLICE raided a bar in Ocean City, Maryland, over the weekend after customers there confused a female drinker for Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. Regulars at the Mug and Mallet bar confirmed police entered the venue Saturday night, following reports that Bieber, 16, was drinking underage inside reported TMZ today. Instead, they found a 27-year-old female Bieber lookalike, with the same petite frame and tousled short brown hairstyle as that of the pint-sized pop sensation. The woman, known only as Katie, told TMZ she was mistaken for Bieber all the time - and was forced to produce her ID...