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  • ‘YouTube effect’ has left police officers under siege, law enforcement leaders say

    10/09/2015 2:32:29 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08 oct 2015 | Aaron C. Davis
    Chiefs of some of the nation’s biggest police departments say officers in American cities have pulled back and have stopped policing as aggressively as they used to, fearing that they could be the next person in a uniform featured on a career-ending viral video. That was the unifying — and controversial — theory reached Wednesday at a private meeting of more than 100 of the nation’s top law enforcement officers and politicians. With homicide rates soaring inexplicably this year in dozens of U.S. cities, the group convened by new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch concluded with a brief news conference...
  • Horrifying moment cops drew guns on husband and PREGNANT wife

    09/29/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 89 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/25/2015 | Chris Spargo
    Dashcam footage captured the horrifying moment two police officers drew their guns on a husband and wife after pulling them over while they were rushing to the hospital to give birth. James Reiner was driving his wife Dana to the hospital after her water broke in January 2012 in Hebron, Indiana when they passed a police car that suddenly turned on its lights and pulled them over, despite the fact that they were not speeding. That is when James got out to tell Sgt. Anthony Dandurand that his wife was pregnant and they needed to get to the hospital. He...
  • Rapper 2 Chainz sued by Oklahoma City lawyer

    09/21/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 8 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 9-21-2015 | Nolan Clay
    Rapper 2 Chainz sued by Oklahoma City lawyer Oklahoma City attorney Kent Bridge is seeking "in excess of $10,000" from the Atlanta-based artist, 2 Chaniz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps. by Nolan Clay Modified: September 21, 2015 at 10:00 am • Published: September 20, 2015 An Oklahoma City attorney is suing 2 Chainz, saying he was never paid for legal work that possibly saved the rapper's life in 2013. Attorney Kent Bridge is seeking "in excess of $10,000" from the Atlanta-based artist, whose real name is Tauheed Epps. "He did a good job, and he deserves to be paid,"...
  • White House About To Bust A Vessel After Cops Turn Their Back On Obama During Speech In Boston

    09/09/2015 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    And as Sheriff David Clarke said last week, it is Obama himself who started the “War on Police”rhetoric top begin with. Well, today, Obama was in Boston for his Labor Day Speech, with hundreds of dignitaries invited, and police typically greeting the president after the event. Not this year. Because the Boston Police Union decided to show Obama what cops think of him…and BOYCOTTED it…leading Administration officials to send an angry response to the Mayor. From Gateway Pundit via Boston Herald: Jerry Flynn, a Lowell cop on leave while serving as executive director of the New England Police Benevolent Association,...
  • Police officer shot in east Las Vegas near Tropicana, Nellis Blvd.

    A Las Vegas police officer was shot Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred around noon near Tropicana Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. Police reported three shots were fired at the officer "ambush-style."
  • Do cops' lives matter to Obama?

    09/04/2015 10:30:46 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 09/03/2015 | Patrick Buchanan
    In the 1960s, Vice President Hubert Humphrey declared that if he had to endure the conditions of the ghetto, he "could lead a pretty good riot" himself, while Nixon ridiculed the Kerner Commission report that blamed the riots on "white racism."Nixon and George Wallace got 57 percent of the vote in 1968. And a strong stand for law and order helped to give the GOP a near quarter-century lock on the presidency.The law-and-order issue is lying there again, waiting to be picked up.

    09/03/2015 6:29:20 PM PDT · by Baynative · 4 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | Andrew Leibenguth
    A West Penn Township police officer was airlifted after being injured during a traffic stop this evening (Wednesday, September 2, 2015) along West Penn Pike (SR309) on the Blue Mountain. Other online news articles identify the officer as Sergeant Melissa “Missy” Ruch. State Police stated she was assaulted while approaching a disabled vehicle. The incident occurred around 5:30 PM near the top of the mountain. Responding to an emergency radio ID activation, law enforcement officers found officer Ruch about 20-foot down an embankment. Rescuers utilized a Stokes basket to carry the officer up the embankment.
  • Cleveland Police Searching For Shawn Hall, Accused Of Firing More Than 10 Times At Police

    09/03/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 49 replies
    WTAM ^ | 9/3/2015 | Cleveland Police
    Cops are being hunted. No doubt. From the Cleveland Police... The preliminary information reveals that Officers responded to an assignment for shots fired at 3868 East 131st Street, ADM Dairy Mart. Upon arrival, two white vehicles were observed parked in the lot and standing outside of the vehicles were several males and females. One of the males pulled out a handgun and fired several shots toward the marked police vehicle which was in the curb lane of East 131st Street. At this time, the officer driving the police vehicle did back away evasively so as not to be hit by...

    09/03/2015 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    After a month that saw law enforcement officers from Texas to New Orleans being targeted and gunned down because they were cops, a new viral video features a self-described black supremacist calling for more deadly assaults on police.
  • Black Lives Matter Activist:"Pigs In A Blanket" Chant Was "More Playful Than Anything"

    09/02/2015 4:27:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Black Lives Matter St. Paul organizer Trahern Crews stated that protesters chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon” was “more playful than anything” on Wednesday’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC. Crews was asked, whether “Black Lives Matter activists hate police officers?” In light of the video showing activists chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.”

    09/02/2015 3:45:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The Democratic National Committee has officially endorsed the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement whose paranoid radical left-wing members accuse police nationwide of systemic anti-black racism and brutality against black suspects.
  • DNC Passes Resolution to Support #BlackLivesMatter Protesters and Bash Police

    08/31/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/15 | Jim Hoft
    ** 23 police officers have been gunned down this year, so far, in the line of duty. The panderers at the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution on Friday supporting the Black Lives Matter mob movement. The resolution also condemns police in America for shooting unarmed black men. MSNBC reported:The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon supporting the Black Lives Matter movement at the party’s summer meeting. The national party also affirmed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage in every state and another honoring the son of Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden, who passed away in May. Activists...
  • Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been “Straight Outta Compton,” a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize “gangsta rap” in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography can’t hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • Philly Cop on Video Soliciting for Fund-Raiser at Traffic Stop

    08/21/2015 7:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/21 | aria Panaritis
    Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey on Friday ordered that a uniformed officer be taken off street patrol and ordered his gun taken from him after Facebook videos surfaced showing the officer pressuring a motorist to buy tickets for an upcoming police union fund-raiser. In the videos, Officer Matthew Zagursky tells a driver that if he buys tickets to the fund-raiser he will not tow his vehicle. The officer also uses a homophobic slur while apparently joking with the man at another point. Ramsey said he took action swiftly, after being shown the videos at a morning briefing Friday by his...
  • Red Ants And An Arrest

    08/05/2015 8:19:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/5/2015 | Scott Young
    As any law enforcement officer knows enemies come in all shapes and sizes. To Florida law enforcement officers one such enemy is the fire ant. Small pesky critter whose bite stings ferociously. While conducting a traffic stop on a busy two-lane road I had asked the driver for their license and registration and then returned to my vehicle to check their credentials. This is when I felt the sudden yet all-too-familiar stings on my ankle and leg. When I looked down I noticed that my foot was entirely engulfed in fire ants. The roadway where I conducted this traffic stop...
  • Sandra Bland’s Mother Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

    08/05/2015 2:49:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/4/15 | Mitch Smith
    A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found hanging in a Texas jail cell last month, contends that Ms. Bland should never have been arrested and that she was later held in dangerous conditions without proper supervision. The wrongful-death lawsuit named the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, who made the arrest, and two guards at the Waller County Jail, where Ms. Bland died, as defendants, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the county.
  • Dash cam audio released after professor charged with falsely claiming racial profiling...

    08/01/2015 7:09:45 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 23 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | Samantha Schoenfeld
    WETHERSFIELD–A professor at a local community college has been arrested after allegedly claiming an officer racially profiled her, when he didn’t. On May 9, Minati Roychoudhuri, 32, of Storrs, was driving near exit 85 on Route 15 when she was pulled over. She was cited for failure to drive in the established lane. A month later, on June 8, she sent the following letter to the Commissioner of Public Safety:
  • Stop Sticks Gone Wrong - Funny Story

    07/29/2015 7:56:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/29/2015 | Scott Young
    Working as a deputy sheriff in south Florida during the late 1990s, my agency had just been issued stop-sticks. These sticks were about 3 feet long and had large spikes protruding all the way around. They were meant to be used as a stop-gap measure when a suspect was fleeing in a vehicle. If an officer could get into position, the sticks were to be thrown in front of the tires as the car passed by. The weight of the car would bear down on the spikes, deflating the tires and ideally ending the chase safely. If I said everyone...
  • Police release more video of Sandra Bland in jail to dispel rumours

    07/29/2015 3:33:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CTV ^ | 7/29/15 | Michael Graczyk
    Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumours that she was dead before arriving. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said Tuesday that such conspiracy theories - including one that Bland's mug shot was taken after her death - have prompted death threats against county officials.
  • Vandals damage grave of fallen police officer less than 24 hours after burial

    07/27/2015 3:28:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wowk-tv ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | wowk
    Less than 24 hours after a veteran police officer was buried, vandals struck, damaging the eternal flame honoring the fallen officer at a cemetery in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports vandals desecrated the grave of New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown, Jr. by prying off and destroying the metal vessel housing the gas-powered flame-- the centerpiece of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officer Memorial. Brown, who was injured in a July 12 traffic incident and died five days later was buried on Saturday at Lake Lawn cemetery. The 17-year veteran of the force was training two recruits when they stopped to...
  • Who needs laws? Eliminate police departments

    07/27/2015 9:33:24 AM PDT · by donna · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 07/26/15 | Ben Kinchlow
    Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow offers solution to complaints of 'out-of-control cops' What? More stories in the news about “police brutality”? I, for one, am so tired of hearing how cops are out of control. Let me propose a simple solution that will simply and permanently eliminate “police brutality.” This proposal would apply equally to all local, state and federal law enforcement officials. It would immediately and permanently eliminate all traces of racism and allow for all crimes to be reported equally, regardless of perpetrator. This solution would affect almost every American citizen regardless of age, race, creed, financial or religious status....
  • Blackface performer plans fundraiser for 6 indicted Baltimore officers

    07/23/2015 5:43:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    FOX DC ^ | 7/22/15 | Brian White
    A former Baltimore police officer said Wednesday that he plans to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise money for the six Baltimore officers who have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray. Bobby Berger, whose performances as Jolson created tension with the department in the 1980s, said Wednesday that 610 tickets have been sold in eight days at $45 each for the Nov. 1 fundraiser in Glen Burnie.

    A local district attorney says that the probe into Sandra Bland’s death after a traffic stop is being treated “like a murder investigation,” despite preliminary information indicating that she committed suicide. Bland was arrested July 10 after a traffic stop and died three days later in her cell.... Supporters of Bland, a 28-year-old woman and Black Lives Matter activist who was arrested July 10 and found dead in her cell three days later.... “She has the right to smoke in her car. That is her right,” the Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant of Baltimore, who has been working to raise awareness...
  • Nearly 9% of Americans are angry, impulsive - and have a gun, study says

    07/15/2015 12:07:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 4/8/2015 | Melissa Healy
    Tread lightly, Americans: Nearly 9% of people in the United States have outbursts of anger, break or smash things, or get into physical fights -- and have access to a firearm, a new study says. What's more, 1.5% of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Behavioral Sciences and the Law, suggest that measures to reduce gun injuries and deaths should focus less on diagnosed mental illness and more on a history of violent behavior.
  • Plantation police officer fatally shoots man who punched him in face....[Ferguson Redux?]

    07/13/2015 2:37:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 7/13/15
    ..... officer on foot patrol fatally shot a man who punched him in the face behind an office building on Sunday evening....
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • Rapper Opens BET Awards Singing About Police Brutality Atop Vandalized Cop Car

    06/29/2015 3:05:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/15 | Photo of Kaitlan Collins Kaitlan Collins
    Kendrick Lamar opened the BET Awards Sunday night rapping about police brutality while on top of a vandalized police car with a ripped American flag waving behind him. Performing his song “Alright,” the 28-year-old rapped about overcoming his struggles. Many saw the performance as a political statement referencing recent events in Ferguson and Baltimore.
  • Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

    06/23/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/23/15 | Justin George
    Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission." Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into...
  • (Ohio) Fairfield pool fight 911 call: 'Everything’s going crazy'

    06/20/2015 4:55:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | By Karin Johnson
    FAIRFIELD —Two adults and two youths have been cited after an incident Tuesday evening at the Fairfield Aquatic Center. Fairfield police declined to discuss the incident on camera, but according to a report obtained by WLWT, the incident started when aquatic center employees asked some children to leave the pool because of their behavior. The children told the park ranger their mom said they didn't have to leave, the report states. Police said that is when one of the mothers aggressively confronted the ranger and then pushed an officer. Police wrote in the report, that another adult then began striking...
  • Baltimore cops on soaring crime rate: The public wanted a softer police force and now they’ve

    06/11/2015 9:57:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/10/2015 | unknown
    There were 23 homicides and 39 nonfatal shootings in Baltimore in May 2014. Through 29 days of May 2015, there were 42 homicides and 104 nonfatal shootings. Gulp. Why are arrests down so sharply? Some cops may fear that criminals have turned more aggressive and confrontational after a year of high-profile allegations of police brutality, from the protests in Ferguson to the assassination of two officers in New York to the riots over Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Jack Dunphy, a cop himself, noted in a piece for PJM last month that crime rates are up in multiple major cities nationwide....
  • NYPD Commissioner Says He Can't Hire More Non-White Officers Because So Many Of Them Are Criminals

    06/10/2015 1:56:54 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI ^ | 6-10-2015 | Barbara Tasch
    Barbara Tasch June 10, 2015 New York police commissioner William Bratton said he'd like to hire more non-white officers but most of them have criminal records and therefore, he can't, The Guardian reported. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can’t hire them," Bratton said in an interview with the publication. For this high number, Bratton blamed the "unfortunate consequences" of stop-and-frisk policing carried out on young non-white men over the last few years in New York. A felony conviction, domestic violence charges,...
  • Salinas Police Review Use of Force in Violent Arrest [The Media Distraction Continues]

    06/10/2015 4:18:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/9/15
    A violent arrest caught on cell phone video that showed Salinas, California, police hitting a man repeatedly with batons has prompted a police review. The video, captured by a witness, showed several officers repeatedly hitting a man identified as Jose Velasco, 28, with batons as he was being restrained on the ground.
  • Black Man Showing Support To McKinney TX Cops & All Law Enforcement!

    06/09/2015 7:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    MrMadness Sotomayor/Youtube ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayer
    Black Man Showing Support To McKinney TX Cops & All Law Enforcement! Video only on link....
  • Judge strikes state's motion for gag order in Freddie Gray case

    06/09/2015 10:54:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Kevin Rector
    The judge presiding over the prosecution of six Baltimore Police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray struck the state's motion for a gag order in the case. Judge Charles J. Peters ruled the motion lacked standing in an actual proceeding, as it was filed by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office in Circuit Court on May 14. At that time, the officers' cases were still in District Court. They weren't transferred to Circuit Court until May 21, when the officers were indicted. Judge orders Mosby to respond to defense motions in Freddie Gray case by June 26 Judge...
  • Video of officers breaking up pool party in Texas sparks outrage [in the media]

    06/08/2015 5:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/15 | Faith Karimi and Ashley Fantz
    he outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer's dismissal were swift and loud... The approximately seven-minute video shows officers trying to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. A few minutes into the video, an officer throws a 14-year-old girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach; the officer pulls out his gun and chases them away. He then grabs the girl's arm as he re-holsters his gun.
  • McKinney chief: Officer's conduct raised concerns

    06/07/2015 1:28:05 PM PDT · by al_c · 14 replies
    WFAA News - Dallas ^ | WFAA 3:22 p.m. CDT June 7, 2015 | Lauren Zakalik
    <p>McKINNEY — McKinney police said Sunday that an officer has been placed on administrative leave after a Friday evening disturbance at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool that created a buzz on social media.</p> <p>Police spokeswoman Sabrina Boston said the incident involved "multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave." She said additional units were dispatched after the first officers to arrive "encountered a large crowd that refused to comply with police commands."</p>
  • Harrisburg police officer wrongly accuses veteran, 75, of 'stolen valor'

    06/04/2015 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 80 replies ^ | Christine Vendel
    An Army soldier attending Artsfest on Memorial Day thought something was fishy with the Marine uniform worn by 75-year-old Robert Ford, who was strolling along Front Street. Ford's hat bore some wrinkles, according to the soldier's assessment, and his belt buckle looked too ornate for his rank. The soldier enlisted the help of a Harrisburg police officer working at the event, who was a Marine, and together, they accused Ford of being a fraud. "He's not a real Marine!" the officer shouted to the crowd gathered for the PennLive/Patriot-News Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg. "Stolen valor!" "I was humiliated," said Ford,...
  • SEE IT: Oklahoma pastor attacks state troopers sent to rescue him from flood waters, is shot dead

    06/02/2015 7:30:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies ^ | 6/2/15 | BY JASON MOLINET
    SEE IT: Oklahoma pastor attacks state troopers sent to rescue him from flood waters, is shot dead BY JASON MOLINET Three days after a pastor caught in rising flood waters was shot and killed by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers sent to rescue him, newly released dash cam video backed up officers' account of the bizarre, fatal confrontation. Nehemiah Fischer, 35, an assistant pastor at Faith Bible Church in Tulsa, was gunned down Friday night when concerned cops called for Fischer and his older brother, Brandon, to move to higher ground as they attempted to push their stalled truck. "Come on...
  • Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the Spotlight Again, Pumping Up a Crowd...

    05/31/2015 5:39:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the Spotlight Again, Pumping Up a Crowd at a Venue That Might Surprise You May. 30, 2015 8:08pm Dave Urbanski Since pressing charges against six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been in the news quite a bit for other reasons. She was interviewed by Vogue and got invited onstage by Prince at his concert for Gray. Then she said her Twitter account was hacked after questionable “favoriting” of anti-cop posts; and a video surfaced of her appearance on “Judge Judy” from 2000. But on...

    05/30/2015 3:09:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 5/30/15 | Jose Lambiet
    A military-style raid on a working class home in Palm Springs yesterday was supposed to net federal authorities a drug suspect, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s SWAT team a nice assist. Instead, SWAT members caused an estimated $10,000 in damages to the property of a taxpayer who had nothing to do with the investigation! ....It’s yet another story you won’t see on the dying corporate media until days from now...
  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 144 replies ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • Watch Marilyn Mosby’s Long-Forgotten Judge Judy Appearance (Video)

    05/28/2015 6:24:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/27/15 | Blake Neff
    A video has recently surfaced of Marilyn Mosby, the district attorney responsible for charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, making an appearance on the popular arbitration court series “Judge Judy” more than a decade ago. The video dates back to the early 2000s, in the show’s fifth season, when Mosby was in college and still going by her maiden name, Marilyn James. Mosby was on the program with a rather bizarre case: She was suing business owner Ryan Johnson for damages to the apartment she lived in while at college.
  • When seas rise, will your home be under water? Website helps Miami...

    05/26/2015 4:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center have developed a web app, known as the Sea Level Rise Toolbox, which helps Miami-Dade residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas in South Florida on their neighborhoods. ...."Our goal with our app is to inform residents of South Florida about the potential impact of sea level rise where they live,”–­­ said Susan Jacobson, assistant professor of journalism at FIU and the web app project manager. “We want to help our fellow Floridians understand sea level rise and how it may affect...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country Kerry Picket Reporter 10:05 PM 05/12/2015 Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told The DC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury told TheDC that he...
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Subway faces backlash after worker cheers deaths of 2 cops

    05/10/2015 11:39:52 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/15 | Chris Perez
    Subway faces backlash after worker cheers deaths of 2 cops By Chris Perez A suspected Subway sandwich store employee has sparked outrage with tasteless social media posts celebrating Saturday’s killing of two Mississippi cops. “2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight.!” cheered Sierra “C-Babi” Mccurdy, in a message posted overnight. “We can turn this bxtch into Baltimore real quick,” she posted on Facebook. “Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it, fxck them…[no mercy].”
  • Three are charged in murder of two cops gunned down during Mississippi traffic stop

    05/10/2015 5:54:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 48 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/10/15 | Evan Bleier For and Associated Press
    A law enforcement official says three people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, tells The Associated Press that 29-year-old Marvin Banks and 22-year-old Joanie Calloway have each been charged with two counts of capital murder, and Banks' 26-year-old brother, Curtis Banks, has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. Strain also says Marvin Banks also faced other charges. He says...