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  • Texas 'Cop Watcher' bill under fire from legal experts, law enforcement groups

    03/26/2015 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News
    A Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25-foot "buffer zone" around police engaged in keeping the peace is drawing fire from both legal experts and law enforcement groups, but for different reasons. Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba introduced HB 2918, which would make it a misdemeanor to photograph police within 25 feet -- raising serious concerns that the bill, if passed, would violate the First Amendment and prevent individuals from holding police accountable. For Texans legally carrying a firearm, the buffer zone required would be 100 feet under Villalba's proposal. Villalba reportedly said police approached him about creating the legislation,...
  • Ferguson Protesters storm McDonalds, get mad when cops show up

    03/25/2015 2:08:51 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 72 replies
    utube ^ | 3-22-15 | utube
    These people are just idiots!!!!
  • Ferguson Protester Tells FOX Reporter Police Shooting Was a Setup by Police With the KKK (VIDEO)

    03/14/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson Protester Tells FOX Reporter Police Shooting Was a Setup by Police With the KKK (VIDEO) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:35 PM A city manager from North St. Louis County named John Mohammad told Steve Harrigan from FOX News that the police shooting last night was an inside job. “I think it was a complete set up. I think it was a setup of the police fraternities, what I like to call them. I think they operate just like the KKK. I think they did it to make themselves look like the victim, when honestly...
  • NYPD cops badly beaten by suspects during arrest

    03/09/2015 7:30:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2015 | Antonio Antenucci, Larry Celona and C.J. Sullivan
    Two cops patrolling a crime-ridden Brooklyn housing project were badly beaten by a group of men they tried to handcuff in a stairwell, police said. The attack happened as the unidentified housing cops were searching for a robbery suspect who was believed to be hiding in one of the buildings at the Marlboro Houses along West Eighth Street in Gravesend around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
  • Humor: The Violin is a Dead Giveaway

    03/07/2015 9:55:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/7/2015 | Scott Baker
    Story from a retired NYPD officer, starts out like this - One day, my partner Nicky and I responded to a call on Church Street in New York City. When we arrived, a woman was leaning out of a fifth story window yelling “Up here! Up here!” We ran up the stairs of the old five-story walk-up and saw that the old wooden door had been knocked in and was hanging by a single hinge. We went inside and met with a heavy set thirty-ish, latin lady who had been yelling from the window. She was clearly upset and sporting...
  • Police Officer Gunned Down During Attempted Robbery Inside North Philly GameStop

    03/05/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 10 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | 03/05/2015 | David Chang
    Philadelphia police are in mourning after the loss of one of their own. Officer Robert Wilson III, an 8-year veteran with the 22nd District, died from his injuries after he was shot several times from two sides during an attempted robbery inside a North Philadelphia GameStop.
  • Obama pressing for federal control of local police

    03/03/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    WND ^ | March 03, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Call it Common Core for police. But the White House, in cahoots with the Department of Justice, has set in motion a plan that will expand federal control of community police forces, via standards handed from above called the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” The plan was released Monday, Infowars reported. And its gist? Like Common Core, the education plan criticized by opponents as little more than a federal mandate that’s tied to funding, the just-released police plan would force local law enforcement agencies to follow federally set standards in return for receiving federal tax dollars. “The U.S. Department...
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

    02/24/2015 2:14:25 PM PST · by NRx · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Feb 2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.
  • Ex-suburban New York police officer, 2 daughters found dead

    02/22/2015 9:56:22 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 2 replies
    Police in the village of Harrison have provided no details about Saturday's deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his two daughters yet all the news stories state the cop/dad did it. I'm very suspicious.
  • The Flipside: How Not to Get Killed By Cops

    02/21/2015 5:01:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Michael Loftus
    Editor's note: The following is an adapted transcript from “The Flipside with Michael Loftus,” a new comedy show that’s debuted on TV stations across America.You know what I did? I invented an app for your phone. Now here’s what you do when inventing an app, you look around and try to figure out what everybody needs; so I’m watching the news, turns out everybody’s getting killed by cops. So everybody’s gonna need my new App, “Michael Loftus’ How Not to Get Killed by the Cops.” It’s super easy; you just press a button and it tells you what to do. Let’s...
  • Man Shot Twice With Taser Before Fatal Police-Involved Shooting...[Family Blames Cops]

    02/18/2015 4:14:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/17/15 | Brian Hamacher
    A man who struck officers with a broomstick was twice shot with Tasers that didn't work before he was killed in a police-involved shooting in Miami Gardens, officials said Tuesday. Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson said two officers deployed their Tasers on 25-year-old Lavall Hall shortly before he was killed Sunday by an officer who was also involved in a fatal 2013 shooting.
  • High School principal OK’d racially charged anti-cop poster

    02/11/2015 4:23:33 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/11/15 | By Kirstan Conley and Erin Calabrese
    High School principal OK’d racially charged anti-cop poster By Kirstan Conley and Erin Calabrese A city high-school principal allowed a racially charged, anti-police poster to hang in the hallway — even after the December execution of two officers, The Post has learned. The sign was made by a student at Frederick Douglass Academy in The Bronx — among several posters protesting the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner that were put up in early December. “We need justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner. We can’t let these whites win. Let’s fight for what’s right, because if we don’t,...
  • Protesters disrupt Lauderdale commission meeting ["Black Lives" gripers block roads, not arrested]

    02/04/2015 3:14:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/4/15 | Larry Barszewski
    Members of the Dream Defenders group, which has been staging protests against police violence, disrupted the start of the City Commission meeting Tuesday, upset by an agenda item honoring the city's police department. ....The Dream Defenders Facebook page describes the group as trying to "develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power."
  • Cops Shutdown High School Kids Trying to Earn Money by Shoveling Snow

    01/29/2015 5:20:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | 01/28/15 | Matt Agorist
    Earlier this week, Matt Molinari and his friend Eric Schnepf, both seniors in High School, were going door-to-door advertising their snow shoveling services in advance of the storm. School was out, and instead of sitting inside and playing XBOX, these two young entrepreneurs felt the fire of enterprise and decided to turn their down time into an actual dime. However, Molinari and Schnepf apparently didn’t realize that in order to make a dime you have to pay a quarter — to the state. When the two boys were out trying to rustle up some business during what they saw as...
  • Man opens fire on police during Minnesota city council meeting

    01/27/2015 6:40:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/27/15 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    A man opened fire on police attending a swearing-in ceremony for new officers in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday night.... As a city council member began a discussion of a resolution, a man with a handgun began firing, said Hennepin County Chief Deputy Mike Carlson. Officials don't yet know why the man targeted officers. His name hasn't been released.
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 311 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Va. House bill targets asset forfeitures that fund police

    01/26/2015 5:06:07 AM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 26, 2015 | Gary A. Harki
    NORFOLK A bill moving through the General Assembly could eliminate a legal process that brings in millions of dollars for law enforcement agencies, but which critics say allows the government to confiscate property unfairly. HB1287, sponsored by Del. Mark Cole, R-Spotsylvania, would end civil asset forfeitures - state legal proceedings that allow police to keep property seized from criminal suspects. The process rankles civil liberties advocates because such seizures can occur without a criminal conviction. The proposal mirrors an order from Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this month that drastically curtails the federal asset-forfeiture process. If Cole's bill passes, the...
  • Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

    01/22/2015 11:08:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 22, 2015
    Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday. Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m. The people, who weren’t identified by police, locked themselves in their cars while Mather yelled at them, police said. Mather allegedly slashed two tires. He eventually ran off, jumping off a train platform as police chased him. Officer Louis Martigetti slipped on the icy platform during the chase, injuring himself.
  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands

    01/22/2015 5:25:48 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/21/15 | AP
    Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands BRIDGETON, N.J. — Another police killing is stirring anger in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop captured on video ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a Dec. 30 stop that escalates quickly after Days warns his partner about seeing a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar. Days screams over and...
  • U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case [Grand Jury Vindicated, Media Weeps]

    01/22/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1/22/15 | MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    SUBSCRIBELOG INU.S. U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case Protesters in Ferguson on Monday. A federal civil rights investigation of the mostly white police department, serving a mainly black community, is underway. MICHAEL B. THOMAS / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT JANUARY 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Attorney General Eric H. Holder...
  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 8:13:32 AM PST · by petercooper · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/16/2015 | Slate- Hanna Rosin
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, a 10-year old Maryland boy named Rafi and his 6-year old sister, Dvora, walked home by themselves from a playground about a mile away from their suburban house. They made it about halfway home when the police picked them up. You’ve heard these stories before, about what happens when kids in paranoid, hyperprotective America go to and from playgrounds alone. I bet you can guess the sequence of events preceding and after: Someone saw the kids walking without an adult and called the police. The police tracked down the kids and drove them home. The...
  • Miami police suspend program using mug shots as targets

    01/19/2015 9:31:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/19/15 | RACHELLE BLIDNER
    .....A Florida police chief suspended a sniper training program widely criticized for using mug shots of African-American men for target practice. North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis said the department is investigating the program after a National Guard soldier discovered her brother's bullet-riddled mugshot at a gun range last month.
  • Chilling body cam video captures final moments before rookie Arizona cop is gunned down by suspect

    01/15/2015 6:58:59 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    ny Daily new ^ | 1/15/15 | BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Chilling body cam video captures final moments before rookie Arizona cop is gunned down by suspect Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart was shot five times Dec. 27 as he interviewed Robert Smith, 28, about a domestic altercation between the man and his girlfriend. The footage shows the two chatting along before Smith pulls out a revolver as 24-year-old Stewart goes to pat down the suspect for possible weapons. Chilling police body camera video shows the calm final moments before a domestic violence suspect pulled a gun and shot a rookie Arizona cop five times, then turned the revolver on himself. Flagstaff...
  • Cops Face Murder Charges After Video Captures Shooting of Homeless Man (New Mexico)

    01/14/2015 2:00:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Two Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officers are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a homeless man last year. (snip) James Boyd, 38, a mentally ill homeless man, was camping illegally in the hills above Albuquerque when he was confronted by police. During a standoff, police say he refused to drop a knife. The helmet cam video, however, appears to show Boyd surrender. When he begins to run, police open fire. On Monday, Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg filed murder charges against SWAT team member Dominique Perez and former detective Keith Sandy.
  • Charges sought against Albuquerque cops in shooting: police

    01/12/2015 12:09:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/15
    (Reuters) - Prosecutors in New Mexico are seeking murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers in connection with the 2014 shooting death of a homeless man, which sparked protests in the city, police said on Monday. Former Albuquerque police detective Keith Sandy and current officer Dominique Perez could face murder charges linked to the March 16 killing of mentally ill homeless man James Boyd, police spokesman Tanner Tixier said. That shooting prompted protests sharply critical of the Albuquerque police department, which the federal government found has used excessive, even deadly, force against civilians. It is now facing reforms and is...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasio’s Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • No more dead cops!

    01/07/2015 4:26:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/15 | Fredy 'Brooklyn' Lowe
    No More Dead Cops! The work slow-down continues. Peace in the City can only begin when de Blasio is gone from City Hall. As a former member of the NYPD, I stood on the frontline of the Harlem and Columbia riots, worked the Eastside of Manhattan back in ‘72 on the night Officers Foster and Laurie were assassinated - just for being Cops, and patrolled the mean streets of the South Bronx when it was ‘officially burning’. Back then we worked during a time of great hostility and danger to Police Officers, but we came to work and did our...
  • Armed robbery suspect shot to death by Miramar police in Liberty City following chase

    01/01/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/31/2014 5:05 PM Updated: 12/31/2014 8:30 PM | DAVID OVALLE AND MATIAS OCNER
    What started as the armed robbery of a Western Union store led to a police chase and a gunfight between suspects and Miramar police officers in Liberty City on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Officers shot and killed one suspect while another was detained for questioning.... ... at least one suspect is believed to have fired at the officers.
  • When it comes to House race, Rev. Al Sharpton still doesn't get Staten Island

    12/31/2014 7:53:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | Tom Wrobleski
    Every time the Rev. Al Sharpton talks about Staten Island, all he does is show how little he understands the borough. The latest example? Rev. Al's take on District Attorney Daniel Donovan looking like the GOP front-runner in the race to replace Rep. Michael Grimm in Congress. (SNIP) Maybe Sharpton didn't get the memo, but the post-Garner protests on Staten Island were mild compared to what was seen elsewhere. The Island did not erupt into chaos and looting, as was seen in Ferguson, Mo., when a grand jury there declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death...
  • NYPD Investigates Threats to Kill Officers on New Year's Eve, Sources Say

    12/31/2014 9:26:55 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 12/31/14 | By Murray Weiss
    NYPD Investigates Threats to Kill Officers on New Year's Eve, Sources Say By Murray Weiss NEW YORK CITY — The NYPD is investigating several threats to kill NYPD officers during New Year’s Eve celebrations, DNAinfo New York has learned. Sources say there are several gang members on social media calling for New Year’s Eve to be “Kill a Pig Night” so that it will become “The New Year’s Eve Massacre 2014.”
  • Something for EVERYONE! (FReeper vanity) (American vanity, too)

    12/30/2014 9:37:06 PM PST · by Baynative · 28 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/130/14 | unknown
    PLEASE JOIN AND PASS THIS ON
  • ‘No resolve’ from mayor’s sitdown with NYPD unions

    12/30/2014 3:42:20 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/30/14 | By Erin Calabrese
    ‘No resolve’ from mayor’s sitdown with NYPD unions By Erin Calabrese The head of the NYPD’s biggest union said a two-hour meeting with Mayor de Blasio did nothing to fix the shattered relationship between city cops and City Hall. “There were a number of discussions, especially about the safety issues members face. There was no resolve,” PBA President Pat Lynch said. “And our thought here today is that actions speak louder than words and time will tell.” Leaders of all five NYPD unions met with de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bratton and other NYPD brass at the Police Academy in Queens.
  • Chipotle Employees Greet Cops With “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protest – Cops Leave Without Ordering

    12/29/2014 9:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/29/14 | Jim Hoft
    Chipotle employees greeted a group of officers at the restaurant with a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. The New York police officers left without ordering. Via Weasel Zippers:A Chipotle representative responded to the incident. They took appropriate action against the employee involved. On Dec. 16, a group of eight NY police officers came to one our Brooklyn restaurants at about 6:15 PM, and before approaching the counter saw a single Chipotle employee raise her hands in what appears to have been a spontaneous, unplanned gesture of protest directed at the police. The group of officers then left without ordering food....
  • Two Pasco County Sheriff's Deputies Shot At In Dade City

    12/29/2014 4:20:32 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 32 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 28, 2014 | Josh Solomon
    DADE CITY FLORIDA Three gunshots were fired at two deputies early Sunday while they were monitoring traffic at an intersection, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. The incident happened just hours after the burial of Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles Kondek, who was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint Dec. 21. It also follows the killing of two New York City officers reportedly targeted by someone seeking revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police this year. "I can tell you the anxiety level is extremely high right now with our families," Pasco...
  • FATHER ... PROTECT OUR COPS

    12/29/2014 2:34:10 PM PST · by knarf · 32 replies
    self, and various accounts | December 29, 2014 | knarf
    Too many reports of cops being targeted
  • NYC Mayor Booed at Police Graduation Ceremony

    12/29/2014 9:32:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 12/29/14 | AARON KATERSKY
    New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio was greeted with boos and catcalls at a graduation ceremony for new police officers today where he told the cadets they can be "part of the solution."
  • Police turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio during funeral for fallen NYPD cop

    12/27/2014 5:44:50 PM PST · by driftdiver · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/27/2014 | Foxnews
    Hundreds of police officers outside the Queens, N.Y. church Saturday where the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos was being held turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he eulogized the fallen officer who was ambushed last week along with his partner. De Blasio's remarks were being shown on large TV monitors outside the Christ Tabernacle Church. Police union officials have accused the mayor of fostering a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of Officer Ramos and his partner. More than 25,000 police officers from across the country assembled in winter sunshine to pay final respects to...
  • DeBlasio, Biden expected to speak at funeral for NYPD officer [I would turn my back]

    12/27/2014 6:27:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/27/14
    ....Biden and...deBlasio were expected to speak Saturday at the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos.....
  • NAACP Blames Cop Killings On Guns Not Sharpton, DeBlasio

    12/23/2014 5:27:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Crime: Talking about a war on cops motivated by race-baiting is mere "conjecture," according to the NAACP, which says that the assassination of two New York cops is an "example of the need for strict gun-control measures." After the tragic death of Eric Garner while resisting arrest, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers how he had warned his biracial son to be wary of cops who, in any confrontation, might misinterpret his actions in a way they would not with a white suspect. Cops are the enemy, not the criminals they try to protect you from. Well, on Friday...
  • Stop lying about the cops

    12/25/2014 5:58:35 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | By Rich Lowry
    Stop lying about the cops By Rich Lowry We have heard a lot lately about tensions between the police and the communities that they serve, and the urgent need to reduce them. Here’s an easy first step: Stop lying about the cops. The “national conversation” about race and policing we’ve been having ever since Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., last summer has been based on lies. The lie that Officer Wilson shot Brown while he had his hands up and was pleading “Don’t shoot.” The lie that New York City policemen targeted Eric Garner...
  • [Black] Berkeley Mayor supports police action in fatal shooting

    12/25/2014 5:22:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | 12/24/14 | JEFF BERNTHAL
    Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins believes the evidence is clear. He believes the shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin was justified. He says Martin pointed a weapon at a Berkeley officer before the officer fired three shots. “They’re out here protecting us every day and sometimes it comes to the point where they have to take necessary action,” said Hoskins. “That’s what occurred.”
  • Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days

    12/25/2014 4:30:44 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 14 | By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    Judge frees 2nd cop-hater in 2 days By Josh Saul, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding She keeps turning ’em loose. A day after freeing a gang member who posted an anti-cop death threat online, a Brooklyn judge ignored the admonishment of a court boss — and sprung a man who allegedly punched a police officer and threatened to kill his colleagues, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson blatantly disregarded an Office of Court Administration boss who said she “should be setting an example to the public that threatening or assaulting police officers isn’t an acceptable thing,” a...
  • After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police

    12/24/2014 8:57:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/24/14 | DAVID CRARY
    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies by the hundreds to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, police and sheriff's officers were treated by residents to a chili dinner. ....Becky Grizovic, of Walton, Kentucky, helps orchestrate a campaign called Cookies for a Cop that provides treats to officers in more than 200 departments in 23 states. She was joined by her husband, son and a neighbor in delivering cookies to Cincinnati police stations on Monday. At the District 2 station house, Capt. Jeffrey Butler said the gesture was especially...
  • Revealed: De Blasio 'thought cops were spying on him and eavesdropping on his conversations (2013)

    12/23/2014 4:13:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/14 | Lydia Warren
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio feared police officers were spying on his conversations during his election campaign last year, it has emerged. In an early sign of his tension with the force, de Blasio's team was 'convinced' that members of his police detail were listening in on his private conversations inside his city-assigned car, a former de Blasio aide has told Politico. De Blasio would even step into the street to make sure he was out of their earshot, the aide added. The mayor's office has not yet responded to a request for comment on the claims.
  • Hackensack police make it a merry parking day

    12/23/2014 3:04:36 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 12-22-14 | Stephanie Dazio
    HACKENSACK — City resident Edward Garner thought he was getting a parking ticket for some violation on Main Street Monday, even with 40 minutes left on his meter. Despite Garner's pleas, Officer Frank Garrett handed him a "summons" that contained a note from the city's police director himself: "Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and peaceful new year." Garner, 57, stared at the "ticket" as his wife Victoria laughed in the car. "You know, at my age I could have a heart attack!" he admonished the officer before cracking up. Garner's "ticket" was one...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 911 operators made 'anti-police' remarks, causing quarrel with FDNY dispatchers

    12/23/2014 9:19:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Marzulli and Ginger Adams Otis
    A war of words erupted in the city’s 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made “anti-police” remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned. The fracas occurred when news broke that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been shot execution-style by a deranged gunman, sources said. The remarks were allegedly made by a couple of the 911 operators who handle NYPD calls — and two Fire Department dispatchers in earshot got heated in response, sources said.
  • What if ALL the Cops in NYC and Ferguson, MO called in sick for a week? (Vanity)

    12/23/2014 7:29:46 AM PST · by Din Maker · 77 replies
    December 23, 2014 | Din Maker
    Sorry FReepers but I have to vent somewhere, so here goes: Now policemen are being associated with the KKK, protested against and being assassinated, in their squad car, just for going to work. I wonder what would happen if EVERY SINGLE cop in NYC and Ferguson, MO decided upon one certain week to call in sick or take a personal day everyday for that week. I wonder how they citizens of those two fair cities would like have absolutely no police protection for an entire week, or for a few days until the National Guard was activated and called in?...
  • What the War on Cops Has Wrought

    12/23/2014 7:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?" That was one of the chants of anti-police protesters in New York City. Another was, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" Well, the marchers got their wish Saturday in Bedford-Stuyvesant when Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, firing into a patrol car, murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. The two were executed by this criminal who had just shot his girlfriend outside Baltimore and used social media to say he was going to Brooklyn to take revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner. "There's blood on...
  • White cop in Milwaukee fired after killing black man

    12/23/2014 6:33:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/23/14 | Todd Richmond
    The family of a Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a city police officer say they aren't giving up hope that the officer will be charged. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Monday that former Officer Christopher Manney, who is white, acted in self-defense when he killed Donte Hamilton, who was black. But later in the day, U.S. Attorney James Santelle announced that the Department of Justice, his office and the FBI will review whether Manney violated federal civil rights laws....