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  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • Iran hosts police brutality conference: US cops “treat blacks like ISIS”

    10/28/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    The Iranian regime is exploiting race tensions in the United States between police and African Americans by inviting the families of those killed by law enforcement to attend a discrimination conference in Iran Monday. The third annual "New Horizons" conference will focus on “police brutality against blacks in America,” according to the event announcement.
  • ISIS, the Confederate Flag, and Charleston: Soon and Very Soon

    06/24/2015 6:34:33 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies ^ | 6/24/2015 | Steve Berman
    If seeing the new and diabolically repulsive ways the Islamic State commits murder with movie-studio quality production values doesn’t erode your sense of humanity as a basically “good” species, then you either don’t know what “good” is, or you’re hopelessly callow. I feel as if we’re living in the age of Tomás de Torquemada, where there is no Christopher Columbus to discover new worlds to conquer or flee the carnage, but there’s plenty of Youtube to promulgate the Inquisition and its horrors. ISIS used multiple camera angles, underwater videography, high production-value editing, studio lighting, and talented directors to produce the...
  • McKinney Overreactions Hinder Quest to Fight Real Racism

    06/10/2015 5:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | June 10, 2015 | Mark Davis
    One of the most unfortunate by-products of the McKinney, Texas, pool party aftermath is the lost opportunity for a constructive evaluation of police performance. The now-infamous video says vastly different things to different people, but one thing stands out as a resounding majority view: Something went very wrong as an already tense situation was exacerbated by the language and behaviors of one police officer, Eric Casebolt, who resigned Tuesday. So we are left to evaluate the reactions that led up this, which have ranged from measured to presumptuous to downright reckless. In the era of Ferguson and Baltimore and the...
  • Nun: 'Islam Is ISIS. Whoever Says Otherwise Is a Liar'

    05/08/2015 7:31:46 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    CBN ^ | Friday, May 08, 2015 | Erick Stakelbeck
    The Islamic terror group ISIS is leaving a trail of destruction across large parts of Syria and Iraq with a specific target in their crosshairs. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been displaced from their homes and countless others have been murdered or enslaved by the jihadist army, with no end in sight. Sister Hatune Dogan has been on the ground and witnessed the devastation of these ancient Christian communities. She's listened to survivors tell how Christians and Yazidi women are being sold into sex slavery. "They choose the most beautiful one, even if they have a small child, and...
  • Two Broward deputies charged after arrest caught on video

    05/07/2015 6:12:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ....deputies are being charged by the state attorney's office with misdemeanor offenses after video captured an arrestee being struck and thrown to the ground, and the lawmen's boss says he "fully supports" the prosecutor. Deputy Michael Manresa, 30, received a summons to appear in court in June for the misdemeanor charge of falsifying records. Deputy Justin Lambert, 34, was notified he faces that charge as well as one of battery, also a misdemeanor offense..... ....Gonzalez was using a crutch, carrying an empty beer can and smelling of alcohol, the deputies said. He was belligerent and swore and lunged while raising...
  • Freddie Gray had spine surgery before his arrest

    04/28/2015 4:23:48 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 9 replies
    fourth estate ^ | 4/28/2015 | fouth estate
    Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal and neck injury and had severe damage and scar tissue from an accident that Allstate Insurance was paying him a large structured settlement. Freddie had several unsuccessful spinal fusion surgeries, he most recent spinal/cervical operation was a week and a half before he was arrested. Freddie should have been at home in bed resting and recovering from recent major operation instead of manufacturing and distributing drugs on the streets and resisting arrest. Freddie has a criminal record pages long for manufacturing and distributing controlled dangerous drugs that were cocaine crack heroine etc. along with...
  • Sheriff Orders Immediate Internal Investigation Into Arrest Seen on "Disturbing" Video

    “San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon ordered an immediate internal investigation Thursday into an arrest by deputies after a horse pursuit caught on camera by NewsChopper4. Deputies appeared to use Tasers to stun a man and then beat him after the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon. Aerial footage showed the man falling off the horse, and then being stunned with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy. The man appeared to fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and began punching him in the head and kneeing him in the groin.” “The...
  • March 4, 2014: Dave Barry Learns Everything You Need to Know About Being a Husband From Reading 50 S

    02/14/2015 12:17:19 AM PST · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Time Mag ^ | March 4, 2014 | Dave Barry
    So I read Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the book written by female British author “E. L. James” that became a huge bestseller, devoured by pretty much every woman on Earth except my wife (or so she claims). I think I might be the only man who read this book. I did it sneakily, hiding the cover, especially when I was on an airplane, which actually is a good place to read this book because you have access to a barf bag. I say this because of the writing style, which is . . . OK, here’s one tiny...
  • Times Square Shut Down By Thousands Marching As Ferguson Protests Spin-Off Across The Country

    08/14/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 August 2014 | By Josh Gardner For Mailonline and Louise Boyle For Mailonline
    The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night. Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city. Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as thousands flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization...
  • Americans Killed by Cops [in ten years] Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

    08/07/2014 10:33:58 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 61 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 7, 2014 | Matt Savoy
    The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489. What went wrong? In the 19070’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year. The police presence in this country is being turned into a military with a clearly defined enemy, anyone who questions the establishment. If we...
  • These Cops Didn’t Know they were on Video when they Brutally Beat this Innocent Man

    05/13/2014 8:04:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    A disgusting instance of thuggish brutality was caught on a gas station security camera that contradicts the reports of two Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies. According to Local 10 News, David Gonzalez, 50, admits he was drinking but said he was just using words to defend himself against an allegation that he had stolen some beer at a Texaco station in Deerfield Beach when he was struck twice by a deputy and slammed violently face-first to the pavement.
  • Two Broward Deputies Accused Of Using Excessive Force

    05/01/2014 3:49:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Two Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies are under fire, accused of using excessive force—and all of it was caught on camera. BSO is conducting an internal affairs investigation to find out if the two officers involved were justified in using force and are also questioning why Sheriff Scott Israel wasn’t notified until three months after the incident....
  • Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death (ILLINOIS)

    04/02/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | John Kass
    Kass exclusive: Suburban officer charged in 95-year-old's death Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass discusses charges filed in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana. John Kass April 2, 2014 An officer was charged this morning in the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana, the World War II veteran who was fatally shot with beanbag rounds in his apartment at a south suburban senior facility last year. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office said patrolman Craig Taylor, 43, was charged with one count of reckless conduct, a Class 4 felony. Taylor has been with the Park Forest Police Department since January,...
  • Judge, Citing Extreme Facts, Tosses Arrest of NYC Professor

    01/18/2014 8:15:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 113 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 1//21/14 | Joel Stashenko
    Unnerved by a chaotic scene that involved a bolting dog, a sick husband and an aggressive police officer who ignored her pleas, it was "hardly surprising" that Suzanne LaFont tried to physically stop the officer from handcuffing her husband, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Steven Statsinger said.... For 30 to 60 seconds on April 11, 2013, the judge noted, LaFont tried to pull on the arm and shoulder of Officer Anthony Giambra to stop him from restraining her ill husband, Karl Peltomaa, outside their apartment on West 83rd Street.... According to the ruling and LaFont's papers, her husband had only been...
  • Ignored by jail staff, woman loses arm after rough arrest

    01/01/2014 7:47:00 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/01/2014 | Robby Soave
    A woman has filed suit against the police department that injured her arm during her arrest and then ignored her increasingly poor medical state — eventually costing her an arm. Needham claimed that police surprised her while she was in the bathroom, tasered her and applied arms bars and wrist locks... Needham spent one week in Allegheny County Jail, during which she asked to see a doctor 16 times. Belatedly, she was taken to a hospital, where doctors amputated her arm at the elbow. Needham had a minor criminal record. Earlier this year, she plead guilty to resisting arrest, simple...
  • (Poetic Justice) At Least 125 Palestinians Injured While Torturing Livestock Animals in Gaza

    10/16/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
    Palestinians Injured While Torturing Cattle At least 125 Palestinians in Gaza were wounded while torturing and slaughtering cattle in the streets as part of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, Palestinian media reported. Gaza has five official slaughterhouses, but wait times were hours long, so a great many Gazans decided to do their own public butchering for the holiday, which is typically accompanied by much feasting. But, as videos and pictures posted to the Internet revealed, many of the Palestinians did not contend themselves to simply slaughtering the animals, but first engaged in what can only be described as...
  • Man shot, killed in Miami; Fight breaks out [Police Union vs. Urban Residents...a media dilemma]

    04/09/2013 6:56:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WPLG ^ | 4/9/13 | Carlos Suarez
    Miami police will review video showing a detective punching a man in the face during a shooting investigation on Monday. Police said a man was shot several times outside an apartment building in the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and 22nd Street. Miami Fire Rescue attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Video showed at least two people try approaching the body underneath a yellow tarp. When police grabbed one man, another approached and got into a struggle with the officers. "They should have had more control of what they were doing. The crowds...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Queens man dies after attacking kickboxing gas-station clerk

    09/08/2012 6:27:01 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 82 replies
    He picked the wrong guy to mess with. A drunken Queens man went berserk after he couldn’t get an ATM to work at a gas station early yesterday and was killed when he turned his rage to the attendant — a former competitive kickboxer. “I feel bad. I didn’t mean for the guy to die. He called me a Taliban,” said Jasjeet Walia, who was released from custody last night after being grilled by cops all day. “I feel like throwing up. I’m having a bad headache,” said Walia, an amateur kickboxer for seven years in his native Mumbai. Arzeno...