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  • 5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer

    11/24/2011 5:53:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11/24/2011 | Dave Manoucheri/KCRA
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) -- Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old. Michael Davis is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. His mother says it has led to fights at school. But when the school district said it had a plan to change Michael's behavior, his mother says things went wrong. "Michael is energetic," Thelma Gray said. "He is one big ball of energy." Gray...
  • Kissing crime: Assistant principal calls cops after elementary students smooch

    11/21/2011 12:44:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/17/2011 | Kristine Gill
    A Fort Myers principal involved Lee County sheriff’s deputies in an elementary school crush. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to Orange River Elementary School in reference to what Assistant Principal Margaret Ann Haring called a “possible sex crime” — two students kissing. “This incident is more of a simple assault, though by definition there would have to be a victim,” Sgt. Stephanie Eller said. Haring told deputies she had two students, both under 12, who kissed while in physical education class, reports said. Haring said one of them was debating about who liked who more. The student then went over and...
  • WSAZ INVESTIGATES: St. Albans Police Chief Remains Under Investigation

    11/14/2011 3:15:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | 11/14/2011 | Brooks Jarosz; Brad Myers; WSAZ News Staff
    UPDATE 11/14/11 @ 5 p.m. ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway says he hopes to have the situation involving Police Chief Brent Coates resolved 'shortly', and a city leader says a decision could come as early as Tuesday. Mayor Callaway says, at this time, Chief Coates is still on administrative leave. As has previously reported, someone close to the investigation says allegations of sexual harrassment have been made against Coates. Click here to find out more! Mayor Callaway says they are serious allegations, and he is not ready to release any information until "all the...
  • FHP trooper's car smeared with feces, may be connected to feud with Miami Police

    11/10/2011 12:32:37 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    See B.S. Miami ^ | 11.10.11
    Things have really gone into, or in this case, out of the toilet for at least one Florida Highway Patrol trooper's cruiser. According to the FHP, trooper Joe Sanchez, who was once a Miami City Commissioner, found his patrol car had been vandalized by having what is believed to be human feces spread across his car. Hazmat crews had to clean it up. Photo Gallery: Pictures of the vandalized FHP car
  • Cops in Florida ready to fight each other over traffic stop (Highway Patrol vs. Miami cops)

    11/04/2011 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 68 replies ^ | 11/3/11 | By Matt Hardigree
    A war is brewing in South Florida, but don't look to the police to protect you. They're the ones who are fighting. Members of the Miami-Dade Police Department aren't taking kindly to having one of their own arrested at gunpoint by a State Trooper and now the threats and insults are flying. It started last month when Miami Officer Fausto Lopez was pulled over in his squad car for driving 120 MPH en route to an off-duty job. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Donna Jane Watts pulled him over, gun drawn, and put him in handcuffs. Miami cops are complaining...
  • Twin Rivers Police Union T-Shirt: "U Raise 'Em, We Cage 'Em"

    11/01/2011 11:48:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox40 ^ | 11/1/11 | Ben Deci
    The union that represents Twin Rivers School District Police Officers is apologizing tonight for putting something on a T-shirt that puts the department in a bad light. The shirt shows a terrified child, behind bars, and bears the caption : “U Raise ‘em, We Cage ‘em. [sic]” Mean-spirited at best, and at worst, well... the ramifications are unsettling. The T-shirt, put out by the Twin Rivers Police Officer's Association, has been rejected by even those who made it. "We agree that it wasn't sending the right message, and it certainly doesn't represent the views and opinions of the men...
  • NYPD sergeants threaten to sue Wall Street protesters

    10/27/2011 10:31:36 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/27/11 | Post Wire Services
    "Deeply concerned" police sergeants are coming out swinging today against obnoxious Wall Street protesters, saying they plan to "pursue legal action" against demonstrators who injure any of its members. Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD's Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, said his group plans to pursue legal claims against Occupy Wall Street protesters should they cause injury to any of its 5,000 members. “In light of the growing violence attendant to the 'Occupy' movements across the country, particularly as evidenced by the recent events in Oakland, I am compelled to place these so-called 'occupiers' on notice that physical assaults on police officers...
  • Cops surrounding Occupy Oakland

    10/25/2011 5:05:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 10/25/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Cops surrounding Occupy OaklandDemian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (10-25) 04:48 PDT OAKLAND -- Oakland police are arriving this morning in force, apparently preparing to remove hundreds of people from a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality. Officers in riot helmets began arriving at Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway at 4:45 a.m. and formed a line in the street adjacent to the plaza. Some protesters began shouting, "Cops, go...
  • Biden’s absurd claims about rising rape and murder rates

    10/21/2011 10:02:06 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 21 2011 | By Glenn Kessler
    In essence, the reporting of this simple data, whether using Biden's data or city data, does not describe changes in the incidents of homicides in Flint or any city. The Facts Flint is certainly a violent city, ranked number one in many categories. The website of the Flint Police Department only gives data through 2008, but both the FBI and the Michigan State Police have more recent figures that are provided to them by the Flint police. The numbers are not precisely the same because of different reporting requirements, but they are roughly the same—and show a different picture than...
  • Dog hit by car rescued by Miami-Dade police officers [A cop/dog story with a HAPPY ending]

    10/05/2011 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Reese Hamm · 20 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 6:27 a.m. EDT, October 5, 2011 | Diane Moskovitz
    Roy Rutland was on his way back to police headquarters, westbound on Northwest 36th Street, when he saw an impact up ahead. He saw a flash of brake lights and an animal rolling on the street. Rutland, a Miami-Dade detective, pulled up to the spot impact Monday night and rolled down his window. "I saw this beautiful shepherd on the ground and yelping so loud in pain," he said. "Two otherdogs were there and they were barking, almost like they were asking for help."
  • Police: 2 Arrested Accidentally Called Cop, Asked For Pot

    10/03/2011 8:23:26 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 14 replies
    Two men were arrested in St. Cloud after police say they dialed the wrong number and attempted to buy a pound of marijuana from a police officer. According to St. Cloud Police, a uniformed St. Cloud patrol officer received the call at 11:33 p.m. Sunday. After the officer received multiple phone calls from the suspect, a meeting was arranged on the 1100 block of 15th Avenue South. Police say the men fled when they met with uniformed officers, but were quickly apprehended and taken into custody. The two men have been identified by police as 21-year-old Kewon Donte Johnson of...
  • Attacked by thugs, but then ignored by Minneapolis cops

    09/19/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-18-11 | ruby rosario
    Lopez, of Coon Rapids, and two married couples he knows were attacked by a gang of 10 men ages 16 to early 20s, shortly after the group of friends left the Aqua nightclub in the city's Warehouse District early Sept. 2. The brazen assault took place not more than 30 feet from the 1st Police Precinct station on Fourth Street between Hennepin Avenue and First Avenue North. Now, if I were going to get assaulted, I would think that being next to a police station would be the best place to be. Help is next door, right? Not that morning,...
  • 2 bystanders hit as SF cops open fire on Broadway

    09/17/2011 5:48:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    SFGate ^ | 9/17/11 | Peter Hartlaub
    A violent night in San Francisco left one man dead in the Sunset District and several more wounded in separate incidents, including two bystanders who were hit by stray bullets after police opened fire on a suspect in North Beach. Police officials said officers noticed a suspect in the 400 block of Broadway at 2:06 a.m. Saturday. The man ran away and pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, and police fire multiple shots in his direction, according to San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield. "In the process, the suspect was not hit," Dangerfield said. "There were two other people who were...
  • 120 mph motorcyclist arrested after being struck by squad car (Donut shop parking lot)

    09/05/2011 9:46:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    Kingsport (TN) Times News ^ | September, 5, 2011 | Rain Smith
    A Kingsport motorcyclist — allegedly spotted traveling Stone Drive at more than 120 mph — has been arrested after trying to elude police and being struck by a squad car. The collision occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night on Bloomingdale Pike, at a back entrance to Dunkin' Donuts. Police say the rider was attempting to swerve into the parking lot when hit by the cruiser, which was traveling approximately 5 mph. A Kingsport arrest report states the incident began approximately two miles away. An officer in the parking lot of an East Stone Drive business reportedly spotted a motorcycle...
  • D.C. officer accused of shooting woman's pet dog

    09/05/2011 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 52 replies ^ | 4 Sept 2011 | A.N.Onymous
    Wearing a plastic protector around his face, 'Blue,' a three year male pit bull, has been shot and wounded in the shoulder and hip. "This is wrong. This is animal cruelty, this is excessive", says his owner Tiffany Reynolds. Reynolds, and her angry and concerned neighbors, say the gunfire came from an MPD officer's service weapon. "It was like pop pop pop pop," recalls neighbor Sheila Love. "We heard five shots," says Kathy Washington, who also lives nearby. "We actually jumped up and ran in the house, because in the beginning we didn't know what was going on," she adds....
  • Cops Confiscate Lakewood Lady’s Arsenal; Motive Pending

    09/01/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Scene Magazine ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Kyle Swenson
    Francesca Rice no longer serves in her country’s armed forces, but she brought a piece of the action back home with her. It seems the Lakewood vet had stockpiled her Edgewater Towers condo with a home arsenal including handguns, shotguns, a sniper rifle — plus a Thompson sub-machine gun, just in case the pizza guy got fresh. Her cache somehow caught the attention of Lakewood Police, who paid a visit last September. When they found Rice wasn’t home, they asked an obliging employee of the complex to open up the apartment without her consent. Once inside, they raided the gun...
  • A Victory for Recording in Public!(Recording police)

    08/30/2011 8:44:28 PM PDT · by Revel · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Citizen Media Law Project ^ | 8/26/11 | Jeffrey P. Hermes
    For those of you not familiar with Simon Glik's case, Glik was arrested on October 1, 2007, after openly using his cell phone to record three police officers arresting a suspect on Boston Common. In return for his efforts to record what he suspected might be police brutality -- in a pattern that is now all too familiar -- Glik was charged with criminal violation of the Massachusetts wiretap act, aiding the escape of a prisoner and disturbing the peace. As tends to happen in cases like these, the charges didn't hold up, with the Commonwealth dismissing the aiding escape...
  • First Circuit Panel Says There’s a Clear Constitutional Right To Openly Record Cops.

    08/26/2011 7:17:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 27 replies
    The Agitator ^ | August 26, 2011 | Radley Balko
    This is great. (PDF) Here’s what happened: As he was walking past the Boston Common on the evening of October 1, 2007, Simon Glik caught sight of three police officers — the individual defendants here — arresting a young man. Glik heard another bystander say something to the effect of, “You are hurting him, stop.” Concerned that the officers were employing excessive force to effect the arrest, Glik stopped roughly ten feet away and began recording video footage of the arrest on his cell phone. After placing the suspect in handcuffs, one of the officers turned to Glik and said,...
  • Slain Pa. officer had pointed stun gun at 2 dogs

    08/12/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 261 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2011
    FREEMANSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer slain while responding to a domestic disturbance in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough had pointed a stun gun at two dogs before being shot. The Morning Call of Allentown reports Freemansburg police Officer Robert Lasso had pointed at the attacking dogs when the homeowner pulled out a shotgun and fired the fatal blast Thursday evening.
  • OMG... California's DMV ... Gets a Reality TV Show?

    08/13/2011 4:01:28 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 20 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 8-13-11 | cakid1
    Just when you thought you'd seen it all on reality TV shows, along comes: * California DMV: Field Offices No I'm not making this up. Can you imagine what the show will be like? Long lines, short tempers - bad attitudes? Apparently it will be formatted along the lines of Ice Road Truckers .. Deadliest Catch etc. So who's behind this one? Published reports say Entertainment Weekly has and TruTV are working on four episodes of: * California DMV: Field Offices
  • London Riots: Official Calls for Blackberry Service to Be Shut Down

    08/09/2011 2:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/9/11 | Mimi Turner
    Because BBM, which rioters are using to communicate, is not traceable by cops, PM David Lammy says it’s “one of reasons why unsophisticated criminals are outfoxing an otherwise sophisticated police force.” LONDON – What, you might wonder, is the modern urban guerilla’s rioting weapon of choice? A machete? You might think so. But for most of the youngsters looting and ransacking the streets of London for the past three nights, cement blocks, iron bars and supermarket trolleys seemed to do the job of smashing in shop windows just as well. A balaclava? Perhaps. Per the multiple videos posted on Twitter...
  • Fullerton police draw fire for silence in homeless man's death

    08/04/2011 7:22:59 AM PDT · by starlifter · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 4, 2011 | Abby Sewell and Richard Winton
    Pressure is mounting for the Fullerton Police Department to break its silence and provide some type of narrative about how a homeless man died after a violent confrontation with six police officers last month. From the cops lawyer: "Unfortunately, public perception of officers trying to control a combative, resistive suspect rarely conforms to those officers' training, experience, what those officers were experiencing at the time or reality," he said. "This seems to be a case in point."
  • Dad: "Shock" over son who died after cop beating (Fullerton)

    08/04/2011 6:25:33 AM PDT · by starlifter · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | August 4, 2011 | CBS/AP
    (CBS/AP) FULLERTON, Calif. -- In the nearly two decades since his son descended into madness, Ron Thomas has worried every day that the schizophrenic 37-year-old would die of exposure or illness on the streets. He never imagined the end would come in a violent confrontation with police. (Here's the money quote): "A police spokesman, Sgt. Andrew Goodrich, said the case was an isolated incident. "We have a good department full of good individuals," he said. "We've made more than half-a-million law enforcement contacts over the past 4.5 years ... This is the only instance of this kind that's happened."
  • Cop pulling DARE trailer charged with DUI

    07/29/2011 7:04:10 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 29 July 2011 | Katie Bauer
    SALEM, IN (WAVE) – A police officer is facing drunk driving charges in Washington County, Indiana and the arresting officers say he was carrying a message about drug abuse education at the time. Not only a police officer, but according to the Seymour Police Department website, he is the School Resource Officer, responsible for seven schools, acting as a mentor and providing students with a role model. It even states that he conducts lectures on narcotics and alcohol and their effects on driving. Seymour Police Officer John Newcomb (Source; Washington County, IN Jail) Witnesses say when Newcomb was taken from...
  • Ex-officers indicted in police Explorer scandal

    07/22/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | July 22, 2011 | From Associated Press
    Two Richmond officers who resigned in the midst of a police Explorer scandal have been indicted on allegations they intimidated two young Explorers they illegally armed and put to work for their private security firm. A federal grand jury in Oakland on Thursday indicted 31-year-old Danny Harris and 34-year-old Ray Thomas on conspiracy counts for allegedly trying to prevent the Explorers from telling authorities that Harris illegally bought them guns and sent them into crime-plagued neighborhoods. Federal law prohibits people under 21 from buying or owning guns.
  • Kids ‘scared’ to help cops

    07/15/2011 8:25:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 15, 2011 | Natalie Sherman
    Boston teens, urged by city councilors to speak out about crime, say helping cops will mark them as targets. “People wouldn’t want to say anything because they’re scared,” said Miguel Peguero, 15, of Dorchester, one of more than 50 youth workers who attended a roundtable yesterday about youth violence. Twenty-six people have been killed in Boston so far this year, including four on July 4 alone. As of June 13, police had reported 110 shootings in the city, a number that has spiked to more than 120 in recent weeks.
  • Sheriff's Deputy Kills Former NFL Player Outside a Convenience Store

    07/14/2011 8:46:12 PM PDT · by yup2394871293 · 94 replies ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    On Sunday a Kern County, California, sheriff's deputy shot and killed David Lee "Deacon" Turner, a 56-year-old former running back for the Cincinnati Bengals, outside a convenience store in Bakersfield. Police questioned Turner, who was coming out of the store with his 19-year-old son, while investigating reports of teenagers asking adults to buy them alcohol and cigarettes. The Kern County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Wesley Kraft fired twice at Turner after the former football player hit Deputy Aaron Nadal over the head with a bag containing two 24-ounce cans of beer. Turner's son offered a strikingly different account: Turner's son was too shaken...
  • Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse

    06/29/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies
    Sleaze Times ^ | 6/10/11 | Stefan Kamph
    Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent...So here are the details: On Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the PBA headquarters on SW 26th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • VIDEO: Wash D.C. - Take a Photo? Go to JAIL! That's the law...? (OBAMA'S AMERICA)

    06/27/2011 6:15:15 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 17 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/24/11 | YouTube video
  • Was I a good cop?

    06/18/2011 7:40:27 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 48 replies
    Thoughts from a cop who just retired. Just before retiring, some young Officer was busting my chops about how law enforcement has changed, and the system is improving for the best. I just smiled and gave him a little laugh. He asked what was so funny. I told him that I felt sorry for him. When asked why, I told him, "Because in about 15 years, THIS is going to be your good old days." We all saw the change in our jobs. I came on in 1990. And the first order we received when we were assigned to a...
  • 'Unpaid Student Loan' Raid Claim Refuted as Feds Target California Couple in Fraud Probe

    06/10/2011 7:51:40 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 213 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-9-11 | Fox News
    A California man who initially claimed to a local television station that he was roughed up by "SWAT team" members who allegedly battered down his front door to execute a search warrant related to his estranged wife's unpaid student loans was targeted due to an ongoing probe into alleged financial aid fraud. Local law enforcement officials have thus far not commented on the Stockton man's claim to ABC News 10/KXTV that he was grabbed by the neck and placed in handcuffs in back of a patrol car for six hours as his three children looked on during execution of the...
  • Kicked out for doing good:man who volunteered on scene of north Minneapolis tornado..thrown out

    06/02/2011 9:48:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies ^ | 6/1/11 | Chad Richardson
    For a few years, Mike Haege’s sister lived in north Minneapolis. He knows the neighborhood at least a little bit, and when a tornado tore through the area on Sunday, May 22, he took notice. On the news he saw trees strewn about lawns and streets. Then inspiration struck. He wanted to help. His schedule for Monday, May 23, was wide open. And, since he operates Custom Cut, a tree trimming business here, he figured his services could be put to good use. “I thought it would be the perfect chance to help,” he said. “I knew there would be...
  • SWAT raid: deadly force justified when serving search warrant

    05/27/2011 9:15:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 85 replies ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Steve Nuñez
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Video of the SWAT raid and deadly shooting of former Marine Jose Guerena has raised many questions from 9 On Your Side viewers who wanted to know how much force police are legally allowed to use when serving a search warrant. 9 On Your Side Reporter Steve Nuñez sat down with Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Bloom to show him the raw footage of the raid. The Pima County Sheriff's Department released the video to the media on Thursday. "I'm sure everyone's reaction first of all, it's horrible," said Bloom as he watched SWAT officers fire 71 bullets...
  • Warrants Let Agents Enter Homes Without Owner Knowing

    05/17/2011 5:40:01 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 36 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A special type of government search warrant that allows authorities to search homes without informing the owner for months is becoming more common, Target 7 has learned. /snip The number of delayed-notice search warrants spiked nationally from nearly 700 in fiscal year 2007 to close to 2,000 in 2009.
  • Philly Police Harass, Threaten to Shoot Man Legally Carrying Gun(PA)

    05/17/2011 5:08:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies · 1+ views ^ | 16 May, 2011 | John Stossel
    A story in today's Philadelphia Daily News shows why it's so important that citizens be allowed to videotape cops - it can be citizens' only way to fight back against police abuse of power. This incident happened several weeks ago in Philadelphia to Mark Fiorino, a 25-year-old IT worker who carries a gun on his hip at all times for self defense. He got the gun after several friends were mugged. But he didn't count on attacks by police: On a mild February afternoon, Fiorino, 25, decided to walk to an AutoZone on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly with the...
  • Children's book 'Lilly' encourages students to murder police

    05/16/2011 5:38:19 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 17th May 2011 | Wayne Flower
    THE group behind a children's book that endorses killing police officers say several school have expressed interest in it. And Chief Commissioner Simon Overland says police can't do anything to stop the twisted book being shopped around schools. The authors - members of a heavy metal band - defended the book's perverse content, saying it will "provoke discussion" among impressionable children. Band spokeswoman Sarah Dobbs said 17 schools across four states had expressed interest in the book - even thought it has not yet been approved by the Classification Board. Ms Dobbs said it was important to contradict the...
  • NC allows visiting cops to help Charlotte for DNC (2012 RAT convention)

    05/12/2011 3:02:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Advance ^ | 5/11/11
    NC allows visiting cops to help Charlotte for DNCThe Associated Press Wednesday, May 11, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is changing state law so that thousands of outside police officers can come in and help keep the peace in Charlotte when it hosts the Democratic National Convention next year. The state Senate voted 50-0 on Wednesday to recognize out-of-state law enforcement officers as having the same powers and immunities as local cops. Charlotte is hosting the convention in early September 2012. It's expected to attract an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 delegates, media members and political leaders to the...
  • Former Rainier school employee (Police Officer) charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse

    05/09/2011 10:26:34 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 12 replies
    The Daily News ^ | 05/09/2011 | Leslie Slape
    A former school resource officer at Rainier Junior/Senior High School was charged Monday with 40 counts of sexual abuse, all involving a single victim now 22 years old. The crimes are alleged to have taken place between 1999 and 2006, according to Columbia County District Attorney Steve Atchison. The alleged sex acts occurred before John Lawrence Hinkle joined the Columbia County Sheriff's office as a full-time deputy. Atchison said the prosecution will present its case Thursday to the Columbia County Grand Jury, which will determine if more charges will be filed against Hinkle, 47, of St. Helens. The allegations came...
  • 106 San Jose cops get layoff notices

    04/26/2011 8:09:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/26/11 | Sean Webby and John Woolfolk
    After months of nervous anticipation, 106 San Jose police officers are getting notices this week that they may be laid off as the reality of the city's dire financial picture cast a gloom over police headquarters and City Hall. Another 20 cops learned they may soon be demoted. And overall, the city could lose about 9 percent of its police force in what could be the first layoffs of cops in the city's history. City officials have been threatening layoffs for months, and City Manager Deb Figone last week broadcast a total of more than 600 city employees. But that...
  • Man files nearly $2 million lawsuit after being arrested for honking horn at distracted cop

    04/26/2011 3:24:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 103 replies
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A man arrested after tooting his horn at a Chattanooga police officer has filed a nearly $2 million federal lawsuit, claiming false arrest. The lawsuit by 61-year-old Larry Ballanger states he was stopped in April 2010 behind Officer Cristina Henderson at a traffic signal when the light turned green and Henderson didn't move. The complaint stated Ballenger "tooted his horn" to get the officer's attention because she continued to look down at the passenger seat,
  • Memphis Police Accidentally Arrest An Officer

    04/22/2011 10:35:04 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 11 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | 04/22/2011 | BIANCA PHILLIPS
    File this one under "Oops!" On Tuesday, Memphis Police officers accidentally arrested one of their own. Officer Edrick Braxton was mistakenly arrested on a warrant for aggravated burglary when his fingerprints were lifted from the scene of a crime. But turns out Braxton's prints were there because he made the scene when Antavious Christopher called police on March 17th regarding a burglary on Mickey Drive. Christopher had seen someone inside his neighbor's home and called for help. Braxton made the scene and arrested two suspects. But other officers dusting for prints lifted Braxton's from a lawn mower, and an arrest...
  • ACLU: Michigan cops stealing drivers' phone data

    The Michigan State Police have started using handheld machines called "extraction devices" to download personal information from motorists they pull over, even if they're not suspected of any crime. Naturally, the ACLU has a problem with this. The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.
  • The Newhall Incident: April 6, 1970

    04/07/2011 8:58:55 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 11 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-06-11 | Hal Jordan
    The events that took place on April 6, 1970 in northern California changed the face of US law enforcement immediately and irrevocably. The tragedy at Newhall was a wakeup call for law enforcement agencies across the country, and may have caused the birth of the term “officer safety” that is so heavily emphasized in police training today. Here’s what happened. Jack Twinning, 35, and Bobby Davis, 27, had met in prison and had been paroled for less than a year when they decided to resume their criminal ways. They had collected a large number of pistols, rifles, and shotguns in...
  • NYC Subway Hero Says Police Initially Left Him to Fend for Himself

    03/23/2011 5:17:07 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 22, 2011 | Edmund DeMarche
    The New York City subway hero who helped police wrestle to the ground a knife-wielding man accused of stabbing three people to death in February, announced he will sue the city and police, claiming that officers initially left him to fend for himself with the suspect. New evidence shows two police officers who were aboard the subway car where the attack occurred locked themselves into the safe confines of the conductor’s cabin because they thought the suspect, Maxsim Gelman, was reaching for a gun as he approached Joseph Lozito, Edmond Chakmakian, Lozito’s attorney, said. Shortly after the Feb. 12 attack,...
  • Holder strongarms Dayton Police Department into lowering passing scores on Police Exam

    03/12/2011 4:48:38 PM PST · by NWFLConservative · 45 replies
    DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test. Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential...
  • FBI Jackets Not Authentic

    03/02/2011 5:06:30 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 13 replies ^ | March 2, 2011
    Found after a short car chase, and suspects face weapons charges. Two suspects may face additional charges after police say they were dressed as FBI agents and they were not law enforcement officers. Both suspects, 23-year-old Mohamed Diallo and 21-year-old Kwamell Smith, face charges of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. Police say the suspects were spotted in a car Tuesday in the area of
  • Wausau firefighters, cops join massive gathering in Madison (Wisconsin)

    02/28/2011 4:42:14 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 98 replies
    Wausau Daily Herald
    See article at link below. Cannot post excerpts due to copyright complaints.
  • APD (Atlanta) won't hinder citizens who videotape cops

    02/13/2011 10:28:48 AM PST · by rawhide · 38 replies ^ | 2-10-11 | Bill Rankin
    Faced with complaints from a citizen watchdog group, Atlanta police will stop interfering with people who videotape officers performing their duties in public, an agreement reached with the city Thursday says. The agreement resolves a complaint filed by Marlon Kautz and Copwatch of East Atlanta, a group that films police activity with cell phones and hand-held cameras. The group has volunteers who go out on patrols and begin videotaping police activity when they come across it. Last April, Kautz said, he pulled out his camera phone and began recording Atlanta police who were arresting a suspect in Little Five Points....
  • Police: Woman Sells Stolen Walmart Items On Craigslist (Video)

    02/07/2011 8:06:31 PM PST · by greatdefender · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | February 7, 2011
    SANFORD, Fla. -- Surveillance video from a Sanford Walmart helped lead detectives to a suspect in the theft of more than $1,000 of computer hardware. The video shows a woman hanging out in the electronics section, and then placing external hard drives in a bag under her shirt, police said. Police said the woman then went into the bathroom, dumped the security chip in the packaging and left the store. Investigators went to Craigslist and found the same hard drives for sale. Undercover officers then set up a meeting with the woman and offered to purchase the hardware. Police said...