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  • 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 · 20 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 · 30 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....
  • Levin: "War On Cops", Effort To "Nationalize" Local Police Underway

    12/23/2014 3:35:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Poor
    On his Monday radio broadcast, conservative talker Mark Levin hammered President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in the wake of a string of incidents involving local police, which have become national issues — Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, Eric Garner in New York City and the recent executions of two NYPD officers over the weekend.
  • Chicopee (MA) PD to seek criminal complaint against man for 'wings on pigs' comment on Facebook

    12/23/2014 3:20:35 AM PST · by matt04 · 48 replies
    Police will seek a criminal complaint in district court against a 27-year-old resident for threatening to commit a crime after police said he wrote the term "put wings on pigs" on his Facebook page. The phrase is the same one that Ismaaiyl Brinsley used on Instagram just before ambushing New York police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday. The two officers were shot to death in their car, and Brinsley later committed suicide. "In the eyes of every police officer in America today, 'Putting wings on pigs' is a threat," said Michael Wilk, Chicopee Police Department spokesman. Members...
  • Demonstrators tell de Blasio what he can do with his request to suspend protests

    12/22/2014 6:23:17 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 46 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Twitchy staff
    At a press conference Monday afternoon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio repeated his request that demonstrators in the city put aside protests until after the funerals of the two police officers ambushed and executed in their patrol car Saturday. Naturally, when video shows marchers chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!” during the recent #MillionsMarchNYC, it’s not hard to believe that many protesters weren’t sympathetic to the mayor’s request.
  • De Blasio faces firestorm after officer murders

    12/22/2014 12:20:15 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-22-2014 | FoxNews.com
    <p>New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing a firestorm of criticism in the wake of the execution-style murder of two city police officers, as police union officials and ex-city leaders accuse him of stoking an atmosphere that made officers a target of "hate."</p>
  • De Blasio surfaces to visit families of executed cops

    12/22/2014 11:28:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/14 | Lorena Mongelli*
    Mayor de Blasio, his wife and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton paid a sympathetic visit to loved ones of slain Officer Rafael Ramos on Monday, as the family prepared for the cop’s funeral. The mayor chatted with Ramos’s relatives on the family porch in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, before stepping inside to visit more mourners for 30 minutes. The trio left without answering any questions from reporters outside, kept at a distance by NYPD guards. On his way out, de Blasio could be heard telling one of Ramos’s loved ones: “I’m sorry for your loss.” The family will hold a wake for...
  • James Woods calls Al Sharpton a 'race pimp' and says the 'disgusting pig' is responsible...

    12/22/2014 6:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14 | David Mccormack, Josh Gardner
    Actor James Woods took to Twitter on Sunday to blame the Rev. Al Sharpton, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Obama for being ‘responsible’ for the murder of two NYPD officers on Saturday. Sharpton came in for the worst of Woods’ abuse, with the former Academy Award nominee calling him a ‘race pimp’ and a ‘disgusting pig’. At one point on Sunday morning Woods’ tweeted: ‘This disgusting pig is DIRECTLY responsible for the murder of two good policemen. No discussion’.
  • Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis [Overshadowed by NYC murders]

    12/22/2014 5:37:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Fox St. Louis ^ | 12/19/14 | Betsey Bruce
    An off duty St. Louis city police officer is recovering Saturday morning after being shot. He came under-fire while simply driving his personal vehicle north on 25th Street near Breman. That’s in north St. Louis. Police say that the 28-year-old officer was fired upon just before 4:00pm. He was shot multiple times in the lower extremities. His wounds do not appear to be life threatening. The St. Louis Municipal Department says the officer is in critical but stable condition.
  • Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources

    12/21/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-20-2014 | BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson
    Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11 PM Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot two cops dead as they sat in a patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He also shot his former girlfriend at her home in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning, police said. Law enforcement sources said the NYPD has dispatched investigators to Baltimore to probe Brinsley's past and suspected involvement with the Black Guerrilla Family prison...
  • The Democratic Party Killed Two Cops in New York

    12/22/2014 3:09:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    A lynch mob is all fun and games until someone actually gets lynched. At first everyone has a good time marching around and shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe.” The police are accused of being racist killers by the defenders of actual racist killers like Mumia Abu Jamal.
  • Retired Cops Discuss Ways to Stop de Blasio From Attending Funerals of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 8:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    breitbat ^ | 12/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    Retired NYPD members are discussing ways to keep New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio away from the funerals of recently-murdered NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. One tactic, suggested in a popular law enforcement web forum, instructed officers to block the Mayor’s motorcade when it approached one of the funerals: All unions should reach out to their retired members. Use us to block this POS Mayor from attending these funerals. I don’t know if the fallen are from the City or not, but it shouldn’t matter. We can assemble en masse, and start a peaceful protest when his...
  • Two More Cops Shot After Yesterday's Brutal New York "Execution"

    12/21/2014 4:29:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/14 | tyler durden
    Just a day after the premeditated execution of two NYPD officers in New York by a deranged, suicidal psychopath, two more police officers have been shot in America today. In St.Louis, an off-duty officer was shot multiple times and remains in critical condition while in Tarpon Springs, Florida, 45-year-old officer Charles Kondek - a 17-year-veteran and father of 5 children - was shot and killed early Sunday morning.As Fox Boston reports, Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.  The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that police have arrested 23-year-old Marco...
  • Man Who Threatened To Shoot Subway Passengers.. FIGHTS Cop! (Riders Jump In To Help Officer)

    12/21/2014 3:06:42 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 10 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4/19/14 | Hezakya Newz
    Man Who Threatened To Shoot Subway Passengers.. FIGHTS Cop! (Riders Jump In To Help Officer) Philadelphia transit police officer is being hailed a hero after he pulled an unruly passenger off a train Monday and successfully detained the man — with a little help from onlookers. The two-minute dustup was all caught on SEPTA train system cameras, which show the cop order a passenger off the train after receiving reports the man was armed and threatening to shoot other passengers around 3 p.m. Monday, WTXF-TV reported. The unidentified passenger is seen becoming more and more aggressive as the officer appears...
  • Email circulated among cops: 2 cars respond to every call

    12/21/2014 1:57:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kirstan Conley and Ben Feuerherd
    <p>The first assassination of an NYPD officer since the 1988 ambush of Edward Byrne has rattled the rank-and-file — and prompted cops to adopt drastic “wartime” policing tactics not seen since the 1970s.</p> <p>“At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be,” an e-mail widely circulated among cops advised Saturday night.</p>
  • Two NYPD officers 'assassinated' while sitting in patrol car in Brooklyn by gunman who boasted....

    12/21/2014 6:14:54 AM PST · by Kackikat · 157 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/21/2014 | kackikat
    <p>Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a career criminal drove from Baltimore to Brooklyn to kill police officers in a twisted bid to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “They were, quite simply, assassinated,” a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night. The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m. “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours ... let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a silver handgun.</p>
  • Con Ed workers confronted gunman after he shot cops

    12/21/2014 6:02:40 AM PST · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    ny post ^ | 12/21 | celona
    A pair of hero Con Ed workers risked their lives in confronting the monster who assassinated a pair of cops in Brooklyn — who otherwise might have escaped if not for their bravery. Modal Trigger Ismaaiyl BrinsleyPhoto: Facebook The unnamed men had been working in Bedford-Stuyvesant near where Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, gunned down Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos at just before 3 p.m. Saturday. They saw Brinsley wordlessly open fire into the passenger side of the cops’ patrol car, and followed in their Con Ed truck as he ambled away from the carnage, still holding his silver Taurus semi-automatic.
  • Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept.

    12/20/2014 8:03:12 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Newsmax
    Union: NYPD Now a 'Wartime' Police Dept. The New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the NYPD's union, has issued this statement following the deaths of two police officers in an ambush: "Starting IMMEDIATELY: At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. “IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. “These are precautions that...
  • Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops as ‘revenge’ for Garner

    12/20/2014 7:28:37 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 1 replies
    NY Post.com ^ | 12/20/14 | By Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick, Jamie Schram and Laura Italiano
    Gunman executes 2 NYPD cops as ‘revenge’ for Garner By Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick, Jamie Schram and Laura Italiano Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. “It’s an execution,” one law-enforcement source said of the 3 p.m. shooting of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The tragic heroes were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were shot point-blank in the head...
  • CNN Guest on Brooklyn Cop Shooting: ‘Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted’

    12/20/2014 4:35:29 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 105 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Dec 20,2014 | John Feldman
    CNN Guest on Brooklyn Cop Shooting: ‘Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted’ by Josh Feldman | 5:30 pm, December 20th, 2014 video 397 No information is yet known about the motivations of the man who fatally shot two NYPD officers today, but that hasn’t stopped people from already drawing conclusions, most noticeably connecting this gunning-down of two officers to recent anti-police sentiment in New York. Retired NYPD detective Harry Houck wasted no time in blaming those protests and the people behind them for what happened today. He said the demonstrations have “all be predicated on lies,” and even went so...
  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 1:53:12 PM PST · by catnipman · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Two NYPD officers have been killed in an 'execution-style' ambush in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car. ...
  • 2 NYPD officers shot in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn

    12/20/2014 1:37:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    WABC ^ | 11-20-14 | WABC/AP
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WABC) -- Two police officers have been shot in Brooklyn. Officers were shot in a patrol cruiser. Both are in critical condition. They were taken to Woodhull hospital. Hundreds of police officers are on the scene. It is unclear what led up to the shooting or where exactly it took place, but streets are shut down near Tompkins and Myrtle avenues. Several surrounding streets are also blocked, and many people in their neighborhood are not allowed to leave their homes.
  • Breaking: Two NYPD cops shot in an ambush attack while sitting in their patrol car

    12/20/2014 1:26:03 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12-20-2014 | soopermexican
    Very awful news out of New York City: Two NYPD cops were shot when a suspect ambushed them as they sat in a patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, police sources and witnesses said. The shooting took place outside of the Tompkins Houses, near Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, about 3 p.m., cop sources said. “The perp came out of the houses, walked up behind the car and lit them up,” a high-ranking police official told the Daily News. At least four witnesses who saw the shooting provided an identical account to a Daily News reporter, but...
  • These Black Lives Didn’t Matter to their Mother, But They Do to these White Police Officers

    12/19/2014 10:53:30 AM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    TPNN ^ | 12/19/14 | Jennifer Burke
    Earlier this week, 38-year old Brenda Begay was arrested for trying to kill her two children, a girl age 12 and a 13-year old boy. The girl awoke from a deep sleep to her mother stabbing her. After that attack, the mother went into her son’s room and stabbed him. Begay has had a history of child abuse and the children suffered wounds to their chest and wrists in this attack. Begay said she believed it was time for her children to go to heaven, so she decided to kill them. She is believed to be mentally disturbed and friends...
  • Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America

    12/18/2014 10:51:21 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Tim MacFarlan
    • Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41% of police are obese • Findings published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine study • Slimmest workers are economists, scientists and psychologists Their job is to protect and serve – but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table. A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in blue are obese, according to a study in the...
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • St. Louis officer faces discipline over Ferguson-related nametag

    12/15/2014 7:54:47 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda
    cbsnews.com ^ | 12/14/14 | CBS
    St. Louis officer faces discipline over Ferguson-related nametag ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis city police officer faces disciplinary action for wearing a tag on his sleeve bearing the last name of the former Ferguson officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1uIk2vQ ) he "couldn't be more disappointed" and that he thinks the officer will get "some days off for his actions." The officer, whose name hasn't been released, wore the tag with Darren Wilson's last name on it in a show of solidarity to Wilson while stationed...
  • Denver Cops Arrest Man who Exposed them Beating Man on Video While Promoting Cop who did the Beating

    12/15/2014 7:13:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Photography Is Not A Crime ^ | 12/14/2014 | Carlos Miller
    A man who video recorded Denver police repeatedly punching a man in the face, causing his head to bounce off the pavement, before tripping his pregnant wife and causing her to fall on her face – sparking an FBI investigation into the department – was arrested Thursday in what appears to be a case of retaliation. After all, Denver police not only arrested him on what they called a “newly activated traffic warrant” from a nearby county after he had just left the FBI office with whom he is cooperating on the federal investigation, they refused to allow him to...
  • Teen accused of bringing gun to school faces attempted murder charges [Gentle Giant Parallels]

    12/11/2014 12:00:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 12/10/14
    Police say Jalen Bradley, 18, tried to run away while in handcuffs, take gun from officer.... ....Bradley was arrested after he brought a gun to the Jan Mann Opportunity School in Miami Gardens, police said..... After Bradley was taken into custody, he tried to run away while in handcuffs and fought with an officer, attempting to take his gun, police said. Bradley later told police he would have shot the officer if he was able to take the gun away, police said. Bradley said he hates both security monitors and planned to shoot them as well, police said.
  • 3-year-old girl hurt in crossfire in Liberty City [Unarmed Black toddler shot; Sharpton Silent]

    12/08/2014 6:23:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 12/7/14 | Chuck Rabin
    A 3-year-old child was shot in the ankle Sunday afternoon in Liberty City, the victim of a neighborhood dispute that erupted into gunfire and had Miami police ducking for cover. Miami police said they responded to shots being fired around 3p.m., found the injured child, who got caught in the crossfire, and surrounded the building at Northwest 12th Avenue and 62nd Street, even as gun shots continued to ring out.
  • Unarmed Arizona man shot dead by Phoenix cop who mistook pill bottle for pistol: police

    12/05/2014 12:39:07 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 88 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 05, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    An unarmed Arizona man was shot dead by a Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a handgun, police said. Police have yet to name the 30-year-old white officer, who fired off two shots that killed Rumain Brisbon, a 34-year-old black man, during an altercation Tuesday night during an investigation into a drug deal, police said. But witness accounts varied on what actually happened, sparking protests in Phoenix Thursday night as the fever pitch from the police killings of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the chokehold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, boiled over...
  • Swarms of protesters bring New York City streets to a standstill after jury clears cop in Eric

    12/04/2014 7:38:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2014 | Josh Gardner and James Nye
    Protesters enraged by a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner took their cause to the New York City streets Wednesday, bringing traffic to a standstill. Hundreds chanted 'I can't breathe' as they marched through Midtown Manhattan or laid their bodies end to end on the city's West Side Highway. The protests, which carried on through to Thursday morning, remained civil and peaceful. They clogged Lincoln Tunnel, staged 'die-ins' in the middle of Grand Central Station and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge on foot as pockets of demonstrators across America's largest metropolis sought to spread...
  • Rand: "No Excuse" For Someone To Die Over A Cigarette Tax

    12/04/2014 6:02:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Ian Hanchett
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to a grand jury's decision to not indict a New York City Police Officer in the death of Eric Garner by saying he was "horrified" by the video and blasting politicians for passing "bad laws" that "put our police in a difficult situation" in an interview broadcast on Wednesday's "Hardball" on MSNBC.
  • A Grand Jury Just Declined To Indict In Another Alleged Police-Brutality Case (NY)

    12/03/2014 2:05:50 PM PST · by blam · 110 replies
    BI ^ | &#61517;Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker December 3, 2014 A grand jury announced its decision Wednesday to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer who held an African-American man in an apparent chokehold during an arrest last July. The man, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, subsequently died. Garner was being arrested for allegedly selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Cell phone footage captured by a bystander shows Pantaleo with an arm around Garner's neck while six other officers helped subdue him. Chokeholds were banned by the NYPD in 1993. According to the...
  • ANOTHER FERGUSON? COPS ASSAIL BLACK YOUTH

    12/02/2014 7:58:24 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
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  • Obama on Ferguson follow-up: "This time will be different

    12/02/2014 4:28:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/1/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As his administration searches for ways to strengthen trust between police and the communities they protect around the country in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and protests, President Obama pledged that this particular endeavor will be "different." "The president of the United States is deeply invested in making sure that this time is different," Mr. Obama said. "When I hear the young people around this table talk about their experiences, it violates my belief in what America can be to hear young people feeling marginalized and distrustful, even after they've done everything right. That's not who we are."
  • Lessons from the Ferguson Fiasco

    11/28/2014 1:15:37 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 10 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 28, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." - James 3:17 (NIV)- By: Larry Walker II - It was back in the late 90's when a good friend of mine, an old Air Force veteran named Dan, relayed to me that he had recently killed a young Black male at a bus stop. When I first heard this I was shocked and in disbelief. Old Dan must have been close to 70 years old at the time, his body riddled with cancer, brain...
  • Grand jury declines to indict three officers in March 9 shooting death of teen...

    11/27/2014 5:44:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    KYTX-TV ^ | 11/20/14
    A Gregg County grand jury declined to return indictments against three officers involved in the shooting of Justin Aguilar on March 9, 2014. The grand jury's decision means that under Texas law no criminal charges will be filed. Aguilar died from wounds sustained after he was shot by Longview police following a gun battle with officers.
  • Unorthodox police procedures emerge in grand jury documents [WashPost Shills for Sharpton]

    11/27/2014 3:12:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/14 | Jerry Markon and Tom Hamburger
    When Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson left the scene of the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the officer returned to the police station unescorted, washed blood off his hands and placed his recently fired pistol into an evidence bag himself. Those actions, described in grand jury testimony, violated protocols for handling a crime scene and securing evidence, according to experts in policing procedures and Justice Department documents. Wilson’s movements after the shooting were among a number of police actions in the aftermath of Brown’s death that experts said were unusual.
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • Report: Alleged Officer Warns Ferguson ‘If You Do Not Have A Gun, Get One’

    11/19/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Drudge - CBS ^ | 11-19-2014 | CBS
    November 18, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS ST. LOUIS) - Law enforcement in the Ferguson area are preparing for potential protests and riots following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown investigation, which is expected sometime this month. Talking to “St. Louis Coptalk” forum, a supposed police officer in the Ferguson area issued a warning to others in the community to “protect” their families with firearms. Many posting in the forum expressed fears that demonstrators will take to the streets regardless of the decision made in the Aug. 9 shooting death of the 18-year-old by officer Darren Wilson. Vocative reports...