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  • Homeowner Shot After Georgia Police Go to Wrong Home Dies

    06/10/2016 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jeff Martin
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by one of the officers, authorities said. He had grabbed the gun for protection, not knowing who might be outside...
  • Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

    05/23/2016 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mariam Khan
    A judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty today on all four charges for his role in the events leading up to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all stemming from his actions during the initial stop and arrest of Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody. Gray died one week later on April 19, 2015, and his death sparked days of violent protests in Baltimore.
  • Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty On All Charges

    05/23/2016 8:07:04 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 75 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 05/23/2016 | News wire
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Nero faced charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. His bench trial began May 12 and final arguments were heard Thursday. Gray, a 25-year-old black man from the Sandtown area of Baltimore, died on April 19, 2015 of a spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody. His death set off more than a week of protests followed by...
  • Snowflake Brigade From Portland State University Stages Die-In To Protest Armed Police(T)

    05/17/2016 5:41:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/16/2016 | Matt Vespa
    The police are a tool of capitalism to control people in the state they arestaying in slavery, staying in poverty wages, staying in ridiculous working conditions, one protester exclaimed at a rally after the die-in. We are fighting against racism, we are fighting against capitalism, and we are fighting against patriarchy, another protester neatly summarized. One student, in the course of haranguing PSU Public Safety, criticized officers for their alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases, and even accused them of being rapists. Police are notorious for mishandling sexual assault cases. We all know that. They are often also rapists themselves,...
  • Woman Arrested for Threat to Murder Cops Now Says She was Joking

    05/09/2016 6:02:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | 5/9/16 | Alicia Powe
    Following the shooting of Freddie Gray last year, a Georgia woman was arrested for urging blacks on social media to kill every white cop by shooting them in the head. After the woman was arrested and charged with making online terroristic threats for the inflammatory Facebook post, she is apologetic and claims her disgusting slanders were just a joke. From Federalist Papers: Now that shes facing jail time, Ebony Monique Dickens wants everyone to know that her detailed Facebook post calling on shooting white cops in the head was just a joke. And if you dont believe that, shes got...
  • Gunman on the run after shooting estranged wife outside Maryland high school

    05/06/2016 6:13:04 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 May 2016 | Associated Press
    BELTSVILLE, Md. A man fatally shot his estranged wife while she was waiting to pick up their children outside a suburban Washington high school Thursday afternoon and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • POST EXCLUSIVE Corey Jones family leery, hopeful of grand jury probe

    04/28/2016 5:27:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Daphne Duret
    Relatives of Corey Jones, the 31-year-old stranded motorists killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer last year, were cautiously hopeful Wednesday after meeting with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg Wednesday on the heels of his announcement that prosecutors are bringing the case to a grand jury. Family members and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, are expected to address the public in an 8 a.m. press conference Thursday.
  • Miami Police Union's Threatened Boycott of Beyonc's Concert Didn't Work Out

    04/27/2016 4:04:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 4/25/16 | Jessica Lipscomb
    Two months ago, Miami police union president Javier Ortiz rattled the Beyhive when he called for a boycott of Beyonc's upcoming concert at Marlins Park, the first stop on her 40-date Formation World Tour.... ....Beyonc's Miami show is now only two days away...Several cops have been slated to work the event Wednesday, and not one had to be drafted against his or her will, Miami Police Department spokesman Officer Ernest Lawrence tells New Times..... Reached this week, Ortiz said his plans for the boycott suffered because he announced it at the same time the list was being circulated for officers...
  • Video shows officer fatally shooting ax-wielding woman

    04/08/2016 9:17:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 69 replies
    The State ^ | 4/6/2016
    Authorities in Tennessee have released video of a shooting in which a white police officer kills a black woman who was approaching him while wielding a medieval-style ax. The video, released Thursday, shows Gallatin Officer James Spray telling 40-year-old Laronda Sweatt, who was holding the ax, to stop approaching him multiple times before fatally shooting her. "I want to know why he did her like that," Ella Sweatt said. "He didn't have to."
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the citys most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPDs 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the citys 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Kasichs Second Amendment Problem

    04/01/2016 5:28:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/2016 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C.Governor John Kasichs hopes that he had overcome the anti-gun reputation he had earned for supporting the Clinton Gun Ban in 1994 may now be dashed, after he told two separate Sunday talk shows that he is considering nominating a Supreme Court justice who might abolish the Second Amendment.
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastors phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church members great-nephew, had been shot and killed. Dre had just turned 16, the message on the Rev. Ira Acrees phone read. I think that its time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets. Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioners granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Fort Lauderdale cop who slapped homeless man found not guilty of battery [Media FAIL]

    03/17/2016 4:53:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 3/16/16 | Rafael Olmeda
    A Fort Lauderdale police officer accused of breaking the law when he pushed a homeless man to the ground and smacked him in the face last year was found not guilty Wednesday....
  • Prince Georges officer likely killed by friendly fire during chaotic gunbattle

    03/14/2016 6:35:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/14/2016 | Lynh Bui, Peter Hermann, Justin Jouvenal
    <p>Two of the brothers held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Prince Georges County officer on Sunday filmed the attack on a police station using their cell phones, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.</p>
  • John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View

    03/13/2016 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/7/15 | The View
    John Kasich Touts Voting for Assault Weapons Ban on The View Video at link
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • Two NYPD cops shot in Brooklyn

    02/20/2016 9:39:02 AM PST · by Baynative · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/20/16 | By Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Kathianne Boniello
    Two Brooklyn cops were shot early Saturday in a wild standoff with a man who led them on a car chase before ramming a marked patrol vehicle head-on, sources said. Police Officer William Reddin was struck in the hip and Police Officer Andrew Yurkiw was hit in his vest at point-blank range, sources told The Post. Reddin underwent surgery at Kings County Hospital and was in stable condition. His partner was released after treatment for a blunt-force injury, sources said. The suspect, 34-year-old Jamal Funes of New Jersey, was shot “numerous” times and is in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital,...
  • US Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits South Florida [Pretending To Like Police Officers]

    02/11/2016 7:54:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    ...Lynch is visiting South Florida over the next two days to discuss policing issues and ways of building trust and cooperation between law enforcement and local citizens. Lynch on Thursday will recognize the Doral Police Department for training officers to have a better community relationship... On Friday, Lynch will host a youth town hall at a Miami high school....
  • Chicago Cop Sues Estate of Teen He Shot Six Times, Asks for $10 Million

    02/06/2016 7:18:30 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | 6 Feb 2015 | DENNIS ROBAUGH
    “Lately it seems people have had a tendency to treat confrontations with police officers like a lottery ticket they can cash in,” Brodsky told Sneed. “In this case, a lawsuit against my client was filed before a funeral was held.”
  • Police officer to sue family of teenager he shot

    01/31/2016 8:29:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 01/31/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This is one of the more unusual (and disturbing) news items to pop up over the weekend. You probably recall the story of 19 year old Chicago resident Quintonio LeGrier, who was shot and killed by officer Robert Rialmo during a domestic disturbance call. LeGrier, who may have suffered from mental illness, came out of the residence with a baseball bat, ignored multiple orders to stand down and was shot. Unfortunately, one of the rounds fired by Rialmo was a "through and through" shot which passed through LeGrier and went on to strike and kill Bettie Jones, a neighbor. The...
  • Does the full moon bring out more strange crime? Cops share their stories

    01/22/2016 6:58:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bill Alkofer
    At 5:45 Saturday evening, a full moon will rise over the Saddleback Mountains and shine down upon Orange County. As it does, will the moonbeams bring mayhem and madness with them? Maybe. But rest assured, the county's law enforcement officers will be more than ready to keep the peace. There has always been a perception among cops, firefighters and emergency room personnel that there's more (and often stranger) crime on the night of a full moon. "When something crazy or weird happens, I look up at the sky to see if the moon is full," says Newport Beach police Officer...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Philadelphia Police Investigating New Threat Against Law Enforcement After Ambush

    01/10/2016 1:52:14 PM PST · by abb · 26 replies
    WCAU - NBC10TV ^ | January 10, 2016 | Morgan Zalot
    Tensions ran high in the Philadelphia Police Department Sunday in the wake of an attempted assassination of an officer by a man allegedly claiming he did it "in the name of Islam" after an anonymous tip to officers on Saturday said the threat against police in the city is ongoing. According to a police report obtained by NBC10, an anonymous tipster told officers that, "the threat to police is not over" and that the man who shot Officer Jesse Hartnett is "part of a group that consists of three others," adding that alleged shooter "is not the most radical of...
  • Police: Officer shooting suspect pledges allegiance to ISIS

    01/08/2016 10:53:17 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 62 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1:39 PM ET, Fri January 8, 2016 | Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    Police: Officer shooting suspect claims allegiance to ISIS By Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Updated 1:39 PM ET, Fri January 8, 2016 | Video Source: WPVI (CNN)—A 30-year-old man has confessed to shooting a Philadelphia police officer Thursday night in the name of the "Islamic State," presumably referring to the terrorist group ISIS, according to officials at a news conference on Friday.
  • The Latest: Police say suspect shot officer in Islam's name (Philly Cop Shooter)

    01/08/2016 10:43:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/8/2015
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The latest on a Philadelphia police officer shot while sitting in a police cruiser (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Police say the suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer told investigators that he shot the officer in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. They also say the man, who has addresses in Philadelphia and the suburb of Yeadon, used a stolen police gun in the crime. Police officials say the gun was reported stolen from an officer's home in October 2013 but they don't know how many hands it...
  • No indictment in Tamir Rice case, prosecutor says (Let the riots begin!)

    12/28/2015 11:37:19 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 211 replies
    CNN Breaking ^ | Updated 2:31 PM ET, Mon December 28, 2015 | By Steve Almasy and Ashley Fantz, CNN
    (CNN)An Ohio grand jury has decided not to return an indictment in the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, prosecutor Tim McGinty said Monday. Rice was holding a pellet gun when he was shot. It was "reasonable" to believe that the officer who killed the boy was facing a threat, McGinty said. The officer was in training outside a Cleveland recreation center in November 2014. The shooting sparked controversy given Tamir's age and the fact that he had a gun that resembled a handgun. McGinty called Rice's killing an "absolute tragedy." "But it was not, by the law...
  • Sickening Behavior of 2 Rogue Cops

    12/23/2015 6:29:56 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 17 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | December 22, 2015 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    <p>THIS IS HUGE!!!! Why isn't the mainstream media covering this? This is real brutality! When is the violence going to stop, people? These two officers in Georgia have killed over 250 people in the line of duty. They were best friends in high school and entered the police academy together only to fuel a more sinister and sexually devious lifestyle than anyone could predict.</p>
  • Americans' Faith in Honesty, Ethics of Police Rebounds [Obama & BLM Fail]

    12/21/2015 4:02:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/21/15 | Lydia Saad
    After dipping to 48% in 2014 amid a national firestorm over police treatment of young black men, the rating Americans give the honesty and ethical standards of police has rebounded to 56%. This is more consistent with the 54% to 58% ratings Gallup found between 2010 and 2013.
  • Breaking: Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases

    12/14/2015 10:30:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI was alerted after a large quantity of cell phones was purchased at several mid-Missouri Walmarts last week. walmart phone Early Saturday morning two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM in the morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them. The Macon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a second suspicious purchase of dozens of cellphones at the Columbia Walmart on Conley Road. A third suspicious purchase was made...
  • Officer takes stand in his trial in Freddie Gray death

    12/09/2015 11:10:03 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/09/2015 | By Jason Hanna, Mark Morgenstein and Ray Sanchez
    Gray protests Statement from officers in Freddie Gray case ruled admissible Trial dates for officers charged in Freddie Gray death set Baltimore, Freddie Gray family reach $6.4M settlement By Jason Hanna, Mark Morgenstein and Ray Sanchez CNN Baltimore police Officer William Porter, one of six officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, took the stand at his own trial Wednesday, and said there were no signs that Gray — eventually found to have broken his neck in a police van — needed immediate medical attention. "I didn't call for a medic because after talking to Mr. Gray he...
  • New Hampshire cop surprises shoplifter by paying for her allegedly stolen birthday cake ingredients

    12/08/2015 3:38:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | December 4, 2015 | Megan Spinelli
    The Portsmouth Police Department was called to an Ocean State Job Lot store after a woman allegedly shoplifted baking ingredients on Nov. 19, Lt. Darrin Sargent told ABC News today. Police were able to track the woman down and Officer Michael Kotsonis went to her residence to interview her, Sargent said. “She apologized and said the only reason she did it was because it was her son’s birthday and she just wanted to make him a birthday cake,” Sargent said. “Then she handed over the ingredients.”
  • Police Video Shows Deer Flying in Air

    12/08/2015 9:34:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/8/2015 | M Van Dyke
    A police department in Kentucky posted a video on their Facebook page showing a patrol car colliding with a deer, sending it airborne. Kenton County Police Department stated the reason they shared this video on their Facebook page is to illustrate a good example of handling a collision with a deer. Key Takeaway Anybody can learn how to handle our four legged friend inadvertently crossing your path. Here’s the observation of how Kenton P.D. Officer Pittaluga handled it. He applied his brakes and steered away from the deer in a controlled manner. Even though the collision occurred, Officer Pittaluga maintained...
  • SF Cops Complain that the City’s Body Camera Policy Treats Them Like Criminals

    12/04/2015 8:15:45 AM PST · by redreno · 23 replies
    http://www.sfweekly.com ^ | Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM | Adam Brinklow
    As a parade of San Francisco cops questioned the police commission last night about why the city might not trust them to view footage from the body cameras they’d soon be required to wear on duty, five of their colleagues were across town, shooting an allegedly knife-wielding man. It was a hell of a night all around. The shooting happened roughly an hour before the commission meeting, calling Police Chief Greg Suhr away from City Hall. There was plenty of blue on display without him, though: Cops were lined up around the bend trying to convince the commissioners to see...
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • 2 killed, 7 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings [Chicago so far. Obama Silent]

    11/27/2015 6:49:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Two people were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago since Wednesday night. A Thanksgiving Day shooting left one man dead in the West Ridge.....
  • Chicago homicides [433 so far in 2015, protests in the street over ONE]

    11/25/2015 5:45:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ....based on around-the-clock reporting by the Chicago Tribune staff....
  • Report: Dog bites officer during traffic stop, arrest

    11/24/2015 12:08:54 PM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 24 November 2015 | Michael Turner
    HOLLY HILL, SC (WIS) - Two Eutawville residents are facing multiple felony charges after police say their dog bit an officer during an arrest. According to the incident report, Scott Jones, 24, and Kayla Wallace, 26, were arrested Saturday afternoon after two citizens reported a tan Cadillac with a beat-up front end almost struck the doors of the CVS on Old State Road and then ran over a curb. The report states an officer found the vehicle and pulled it over to check on the occupants. After pulling over the vehicle, Jones told the officer he didn’t have a valid...
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
  • ‘Act of respect': Why family of Idaho rancher slain by deputies won’t name his killers

    11/19/2015 5:58:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In any officer-involved shooting, it's among the first things that the community wants to know: the names of the officers involved. "We believe Brown's family, and the public at large, have the right to know the name of the man who killed their son," Gawker wrote in a piece called "Who Killed Michael Brown?" published four days after the unarmed 19-year-old was slain by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., last year. "For this reason, we're asking readers who know the identity of the officer to share it with us, either below this post or over email. If we can confirm...
  • Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks

    11/17/2015 5:44:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Daily Star.com ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    Nov. 16, 2015 | 06:12 PM Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks Agence France Presse OSLO: Norway's police, who were to stop wearing their service weapons this week, will remain armed until December 1 because of the Paris attacks, Norwegian authorities said Monday. The country's 6,000 uniformed officers have been exceptionally authorized to wear their firearms on their belts since November 2014 due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks. In ordinary circumstances, police keep their firearms locked in their patrol cars. Last week, just hours before the Paris attacks, Norway's police chief had announced they would be...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • Few's fiancee claims one of the Marksville officers went to her house, sent her messages

    11/10/2015 10:45:06 AM PST · by abb · 40 replies
    KATC-TV3 - Lafayette, LA ^ | November 10, 2015 | Staff
    The fiancée of the man shot by Marksville officers last week says one of the officers had been messaging her on Facebook and had come to her home, The Advocate reports. Megan Dixon, Chris Few's fiancée, told The Advocate that Norris Greenhouse, Jr., one of two officers arrested in the shooting of Few and the shooting death of his 6-year-old son Jeremy Mardis, had been messaging her on Facebook. Dixon said Greenhouse also stopped by Few and Dixon's house, prompting Few to tell Greenhouse that he would hurt him if Greenhouse ever came to their home again. Greenhouse, a reserve...
  • Father had hands up when police opened fire, killing 6-year-old Marksville boy, lawyer says

    11/09/2015 12:42:50 PM PST · by abb · 89 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 9, 2015 | Staff
    MARKSVILLE — Police body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy had his hands up and posed no threat as police opened fire, severely wounding the motorist and killing the boy, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was not a threatening situation for the police," said Mark Jeansonne, the attorney for Chris Few, who remained hospitalized, missing the family's funeral for 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. Jeansonne spoke with The Associated Press after a closed hearing for the two marshals. He said the judge ordered both held on $1 million bond. Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura and Derrick Greenhouse...
  • 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 · 52 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.
  • Crisis management team to help Adams County Sheriff’s Office [Idaho Rancher Shooting]

    11/05/2015 7:54:52 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 4, 2015 | KATY MOELLER
    An officer-involved shooting that left a longtime Adams County rancher dead Sunday has shocked the community and brought a tidal wave of recriminations for the county's small sheriff's department. The Adams County Sheriff's Office has been bombarded with angry calls and hate mail from people upset by the shooting, which left 62-year-old Jack Yantis dead on U.S. 95 in front of his home north of Council. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said people in the office are being called "murderers" and said the calls coming in forced one emergency dispatcher to leave her post Tuesday. "She was so upset," he...
  • Investigators: Gliniewicz committed 'ultimate betrayal' [Fox Lake cop suicide]

    11/04/2015 8:13:15 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    DailyHerald.com ^ | 11/04/2015 | Lee Filas
    Lake County officials who eulogized Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz as a hero in the days after he died from a fatal gunshot wound, said Wednesday evidence now shows he staged his death as an apparent homicide to cover years of financial exploitation of the police Explorers post he oversaw. George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, called Gliniewicz's actions the "ultimate betrayal" that included intentionally leaving a staged trail of police equipment at the crime scene in an attempt to mislead police to believe his death was a homicide. Filenko made the comments...
  • Funny Cop Story - Bathroom Break

    10/23/2015 9:40:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/23/2015 | D Breteau
    When I was a cop, I spent some time working with an undercover unit that handled all sorts of cases, including prostitution rings, gang violence, drug manufacturing and movement, Internet child pornography, etc. I was never good at the reverse prostitution stings because I have always been a very healthy-looking girl, so it never really worked. I even had a gentleman drive by only to stop and hand me a McDonalds sandwich, and then drIve away. I still do not know what to think about that gesture, especially since we had previously caught him on numerous occasions for soliciting other...
  • This Man Needs To Run for Office! Watch Sheriff Clarke Speech At NRA ForumMy JAW DROPPED!

    10/19/2015 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 10-19-2015 | AM
    Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. gave a fantastic speech at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum and its definitely one youll want to watch all the way through.
  • YouTube effect has left police officers under siege, law enforcement leaders say

    10/09/2015 2:32:29 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08 oct 2015 | Aaron C. Davis
    Chiefs of some of the nations biggest police departments say officers in American cities have pulled back and have stopped policing as aggressively as they used to, fearing that they could be the next person in a uniform featured on a career-ending viral video. That was the unifying and controversial theory reached Wednesday at a private meeting of more than 100 of the nations top law enforcement officers and politicians. With homicide rates soaring inexplicably this year in dozens of U.S. cities, the group convened by new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch concluded with a brief news conference...