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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