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  • Injured good Samaritan ticketed for jaywalking

    02/26/2009 5:52:00 AM PST · by LuxMaker · 20 replies · 1,116+ views
    YAHOO NEWS! ^ | 26 FEB 2009 | AP
    DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket. ">snip<"
  • Immigration protests draw 500 to Morristown

    07/28/2007 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,228+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.28.07 | Allison Steele and Leslie Kwoh
    Police officers remove a protester from the grounds of town hall . The protester opposes deputizing local police officers as immigration agents.  An estimated 500 people descended on Morristown this afternoon for dueling protests on illegal immigration and immigrants' rights. The crowd waved signs and at times chanted heatedly, but stopped short of causing any major disturbances.Protesters grew more vocal as the afternoon wore on, with both sides waiting for Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello to take the stage. Police outfitted in riot gear with helmets, batons and pepper spray surrounded the stage, while a line of reinforcements arrived to barricade...
  • Weapons seizures plummet on Turnpike Uproar on racial profiling spurred State Police shift

    02/01/2007 8:04:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 822+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.15.07 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND RICK HEPP
    Cops and politicians call Interstate 95 the "Iron Pipeline" because it is a popular route for criminals smuggling firearms from the South into Newark and other Northeastern cities where gun violence abounds. A big link in that pipeline is the New Jersey Turnpike, where the State Police used to seize scores of guns every year. But they don't anymore. Gun arrests and gun seizures have plummeted on the Turnpike in the last decade, according to data provided by the State Police in response to a request under the Open Public Records Act. Since 1995, the number of gun-related arrests by...
  • Sixth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Case of Lengthy Police Detention of Pro-life Demonstrators

    12/05/2006 1:45:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 796+ views
    ANN ARBOR, MI — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio, heard oral argument in a case involving a three-hour police detention of law-abiding, pro-life demonstrators, who were detained because they were “anti-abortion.” The Thomas More Law Center, a national, public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, presented oral argument on behalf of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc., a California-based, pro-life organization. The organization claims that its constitutional rights were violated during the lengthy police detention that occurred on June 10, 2002, in Ohio. Thirteen officers, including officers from the City...
  • Betrayed in the Line of Duty

    09/06/2006 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 814+ views
    The New American ^ | William F. Jasper
    While the Bush administration seeks amnesty for illegal aliens and grants immunity to a Mexican drug smuggler, it has thrown the book at two courageous Border Patrol agents. Fabens, Texas — The chase was on. The suspected smuggler van turned back toward the Rio Grande and headed for Mexico. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was on his tail. Other agents were also converging on the scene. The suspect realized he wasn't going to outrun agent Ramos' vehicle, and so he abandoned his van on a levee and took off on foot. As the suspect headed into the canal, Ramos yelled...
  • Jersey's growing army of young gangsters Like many, teen charged in officer's death

    09/05/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,479+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND MARK MUELLER
    Family photos line the walls of Raynard Brown's tidy Orange home. A good home, his mother calls it, with two working parents who believed in the value of education and the power of after-school activities to keep kids from hunting down trouble. But Cynthia Brown found she couldn't compete with another, more seductive influence in her son's life, not when it grabbed him up so young, molding his behavior since the age of 11. That's when Raynard Brown first came home wearing the signature colors of the Bloods street gang. Over the next eight years, Brown rose to the rank...
  • Tickets voided for AG's beau?

    07/15/2006 8:45:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 2,493+ views
    A veteran Fairview police officer voided traffic summonses he wrote to the boyfriend of state Attorney General Zulima Farber after she showed up at the scene, sources with knowledge of the incident said Thursday. The U.S. Attorney's Office has been contacted about the matter for possible review, a law enforcement source said late Thursday. Meanwhile, an internal investigation is continuing in the borough, the sources said. Farber confirmed late Thursday that she was at the scene, but denied using any influence to help her boyfriend. According to three sources, borough Detective Albert Napolitano pulled over a 1995 Oldsmobile van driven...
  • Girl tells jury of deputies' strip-search

    03/25/2006 4:21:34 PM PST · by Know your rights · 128 replies · 3,103+ views
    Palm Beach Post (FL) ^ | March 21, 2006 | Michael C. Bender
    TALLAHASSEE — After a nighttime traffic stop in North Florida, a Delray Beach family waited for about an hour as they let sheriff deputies search the car. The search turned up nothing, both the McCloud family and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies agree. But what happened next on that July 2001 night is the subject of a jury trial that started Monday in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, where Arnetta McCloud and her daughter claim deputies abused, illegally searched and falsely imprisoned them. The family is seeking damages "between six and seven figures," attorney Guy Rubin of Stuart said. The daughter,...
  • Six more troopers heard on wiretaps (Gretzky Gambling Investigation)

    02/11/2006 10:02:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,506+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 02.11.06 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    Investigators suspect that at least six New Jersey state troopers were recorded on wiretaps, calling in bets to a bookmaking ring allegedly run by a National Hockey League coach and another trooper, a source familiar with the probe said Friday. The state police also suspended a trooper for allegedly failing to report the illegal betting ring to his superiors, a law enforcement official said. Michael Kaiser, a sergeant assigned to the Garden State Parkway, was suspended late Thursday for violating the agency's rules. He was not charged with any crimes, officials said. State police investigators are now trying to determine...
  • Gambling bust involves Tocchet, Gretzky's wife

    02/07/2006 3:18:59 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 87 replies · 1,997+ views
    AP / FOXsports.com ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | AP/ FOXsports.com
    EWING, N.J. (AP) - Wayne Gretzky's wife and about a half-dozen NHL players placed bets - but not on hockey - with a nationwide sports gambling ring financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet, authorities said Tuesday. Gretzky, hockey's greatest player, is in his first season coaching the Coyotes and is a part-owner of the team. Actress-wife Janet Jones was among those implicated, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because no bettors have been publicly identified.
  • Ex-Customs boss gets 24 years

    02/05/2006 7:34:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 1,267+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.27.06 | RON MARSICO
    A former U.S. Customs supervisor, who authorities say helped smuggle tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine through Newark's seaport and airport, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison yesterday in a drug case the judge called the worst he has ever seen involving a government official. In imposing sentence on Jorge Reyeros, U.S. District Judge William Bassler said anyone who misuses their office "in such a heinous way has to suffer the consequences." Bassler, sitting in Newark, also sentenced Reyeros' older brother, Juan, to nearly 19 years in prison for helping in the crime. While a federal...
  • Policeman exonerated in AIDS warning, Morris Twp. must pay his legal bill

    12/31/2005 7:15:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 695+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.06.05 | MARGARET McHUGH AND BILL SWAYZE
    An off-duty Morris Township police officer who warned his brother-in-law's friend that the woman he was dating might have AIDS was doing his job by trying to prevent the spread of disease, an appeals court ruled yesterday. A three-judge panel ordered the township to pick up the $15,000 legal bill that officer Louis Pirrello ran up defending himself in a defamation suit brought by the woman. "His actions were intended to prevent the transmission of AIDS," Appellate Court Judge Michael Winkelstein wrote in a 21-page opinion. The head of Eric Johnson House, a Morristown shelter for homeless people with HIV...
  • EMS vehicle plunges into frigid river (New Jersey)

    12/26/2005 7:28:30 AM PST · by Cagey · 37 replies · 1,104+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-26-2005
    Divers search for New Jersey police officers who drove off bridge NEW YORK (CNN) -- Divers from state and federal agencies searched Sunday for two police officers whose emergency vehicle drove off a drawbridge and plunged into the Hackensack River in New Jersey outside Jersey City, an official said.The vehicle was driving eastbound from Kearney toward Jersey City through heavy fog on the Route 1 and 9 Bridge -- also known as the Lincoln Highway Bridge -- at 8:15 p.m., when the accident occurred, said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Tom Sperduto."The bridge was up; they couldn't see it and...
  • Officer unravels unusual cases (with the occult)

    12/01/2005 10:03:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 459+ views
    News-Journal Online ^ | 11.28.05 | EILEEN ZAFFIRO
    DAYTONA BEACH -- Most police officers have a pretty interesting collection of stories by the time they retire. But Bob Engborg's special training in religions ranging from paganism to Satanism has led him to some particularly unusual cases in his three decades of police work. About five years ago, Engborg helped in a case with two local women who worked as phlebotomists, drawing peoples' blood in doctors' offices and hospitals. The young women also liked to drink blood, so they flirted with men at local bars and convinced some to let them draw their blood, he said. He also helped...
  • Outrage over honor for cop-killer inmate

    10/29/2005 10:27:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 73 replies · 1,599+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 10.29.05 | MIKE FRASSINELLI
    Cop-killer transsexual Leslie Ann Nelson was honored as an Inmate of the Month during a recent ceremony in which she received a certificate, a hug and a special lunch, infuriating a statewide police organization that represents nearly 30,000 officers. "The idea that our state would award a vicious and cold-blooded murderer like Leslie Ann Nelson is both outrageous and disgusting," said state Policemen's Benevolent Association President Michael J. Madonna, who yesterday called for the New Jersey Department of Corrections to end the Inmate of the Month award and for the warden at Nelson's prison to step down. The award also...
  • N.O. Cops Suspected of Stealing Up to 200 Cars

    10/09/2005 3:29:13 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 20 replies · 1,737+ views
    AOL News ^ | 10/08/05 | unknown
    AOL News State authorities are investigating allegations New Orleans police officers broke into a dealership and made off with nearly 200 cars - including 41 new Cadillacs - as Hurricane Katrina closed in. "It is a very, very active investigation," Kris Wartelle, spokeswoman for the Louisiana attorney general, said Friday. "We expect developments quickly." Wartelle would not comment on why the officers may have taken the cars or whether they were used in the line of duty. However, the cars may have been taken before the hurricane even roared into town Aug. 29, according to the president and general manager...
  • Lawyer's love of labor

    08/28/2005 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 402+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 06.05.05 | SCOTT FALLON
    Lawyer's love of labor Richard Loccke laughs sheepishly when he's told what other lawyers say about his demeanor at the bargaining table. "I've never intimidated anybody," he says in his standard baritone. "I've never exploited anyone." As a labor lawyer who has thrived in the rough-and-tumble backrooms of collective bargaining for more than 30 years, Loccke knows full well what he brings to negotiations. His tenacious bargaining skills, mastery of the state's arbitration laws and vast client list have had an enormous impact on police salaries and municipal budgets, his friends, clients and critics say. "Rich is the best police...
  • N.J. Officers, DEA Smash Doors, Raid Wrong Home Again

    08/25/2005 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Cagey · 80 replies · 1,868+ views
    WNBC TV ^ | 8-25-2005
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Federal and state authorities are trying to determine how armed officers raided the wrong house, smashing doors and frightening residents earlier this week, a state police spokesman said Thursday. We are investigating what went wrong," said Sgt. Gerald Lewis Jr. "For some reason, whether it was erroneous information or supervision, we actually hit the wrong house." He said the address on the state search warrant was correct, but that the team of state police SWAT officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents went to the wrong street and raided a home with the same number on Tuesday. An...
  • Bogus wedding fools crime ring

    08/23/2005 7:17:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 776+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 8.23.05 | AMY KLEIN
    Bogus wedding fools crime ring They arrived with gifts of gold Rolex watches and suitcases of clothing, planning to attend a friend's wedding aboard The Royal Charm, a luxury yacht docked in Cape May. But The Royal Charm turned out to be an FBI code name and the wedding an elaborate setup. Guests who traded their cuff links for handcuffs were part of a string of nationwide arrests over the weekend that helped dismantle an international smuggling ring that moved drugs, counterfeit cigarettes and millions of dollars in fake U.S. currency into the country, authorities said. "For those of the...
  • Woman's dog dies in "nightmare" incident (Ex-Woodbridge cop spurs trauma)

    08/23/2005 1:40:19 PM PDT · by Cagey · 149 replies · 3,709+ views
    Home News Tribune ^ | 8-23-2005 | ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    <p>WOODBRIDGE — What began as a quick Sunday night drive to the grocery store with her beloved dog turned into a "nightmare" for a 48-year-old township woman after an altercation with a former Woodbridge police officer who was apparently concerned that she had left her dog unattended in her vehicle.</p>
  • NJ Sheriff boots feds probing alleged abuse of detainees (calls investigators arrogant and inept)

    08/21/2005 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies · 458+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 08.17.05 | ASJYLYN LODER
    PATERSON - The explosive issue of whether immigration detainees are being abused in the nation's prisons has flared up at the Passaic County Jail. Sheriff Jerry Speziale ejected federal investigators from the jail last month, accusing them of arrogance and incompetence, his spokesman said Tuesday. Bill Maer, spokesman for the jail, said the sheriff kicked out the investigators on July 21 after two weeks of inquiry into complaints by immigration detainees of poor conditions and abuse. Maer also dismissed the detainees' allegations of widespread mistreatment at the county jail as cheap ploys to generate media attention. The federal probe is...
  • N.J. Officer Accused Of Flexing Naked At Hotel Window

    08/04/2005 10:25:45 AM PDT · by Puppage · 35 replies · 3,414+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 8/4/2005 | Puppage
    OCEAN CITY, Md. -- Police arrested a New Jersey police officer on an indecent exposure charge after people complained the man was standing naked in front of his hotel room window. Edison, N.J., police officer David Salardino, 32, and a friend, Brian J. Rossmeyer, were arrested about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Several people had complained that two nude men were visible through the window of their room at the 112th Street Comfort Inn. The hotel's night manager told police that when he went outside of the building and looked up, "he was able to clearly see full frontal nudity as Salardino...
  • Inquiry Faults Police and Family in the 3 Camden Boys' Deaths, found in trunk of Abandoned Car

    08/02/2005 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 603+ views
    NY Times ^ | 08.02.05
    An inquiry into the June deaths of three boys who suffocated while playing in the trunk of a broken-down car even as the police undertook a wide search concluded today with a finding that had long been suspected: No one thought to look inside the family car. Despite the failure of police officers to check the Toyota Camry - a place where at least one of the boys had been known to play - authorities said today that no one would be disciplined in the case. "I don't think any purpose would be served to have heads roll," Vincent P....
  • School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark, NJ

    07/18/2005 4:33:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,132+ views
    WNBC ^ | 06.18.05
    School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark NEWARK, N.J. -- A school police officer in Newark was killed Monday and another injured in a shootout that also left the suspected gunman wounded, police said. Slideshow: Police Officers Shot In Newark The more seriously wounded officer, Duane Reeves, 35 (pictured), was shot in the head and was declared dead at 5:25 p.m.; the other officer, Akia Scott, 26, was shot in the hand, said Capt. Derek Glenn, spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The alleged gunman was in serious condition, Glenn said. The shootings happened about 2 p.m. on the...
  • Panic button couldn’t protect woman

    06/20/2005 3:11:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 72 replies · 1,912+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 06.19.05 | CHRISTINE ARMARIO
    Merline Port-Louis knew she was a woman in danger. In the weeks before she was shot to death early Saturday morning, her estranged boyfriend, Marlon Fann, called and threatened to kill her and her family three times, Nassau police said. Port-Louis took the appropriate measures: She made copies of the threats, filed charges with police and got a panic button to press in case of emergency. But neither her efforts nor those of police were enough to stop Fann from pulling out a gun and shooting Port-Louis in the driveway of her New Cassel home, and then calling her mother...
  • Boy, 11, arrested for having nails at school

    05/28/2005 7:24:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 62 replies · 1,496+ views
    The Herald ^ | 05.25.05 | Rebecca Sulock
    A school resource officer arrested an 11-year-old Rawlinson Road Middle School student Wednesday after the boy went to school with 10 nails in his pocket. The boy produced the three-and-a-half-inch-long nails after Dianne McCray, the school's assistant principal, asked about a jingling sound in his right pocket. McCray asked to see what was in his pocket, and he gave her the nails. The boy first said the nails were from a project about 10 days before, according to the police report. He then said the nails were for self-defense because a suspicious man had been seen in his neighborhood. He...
  • Retired N.J. Police Chief Admits Promoting Prostitution

    05/25/2005 1:16:29 PM PDT · by Puppage · 9 replies · 671+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 5/25/2005 | Puppage
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A retired Chatham police chief admitted trying to enlist a prostitute's help in opening a brothel, but was spared jail time under a plea deal with prosecutors. Thomas Ramsey, 55, of Mansfield, admitted Tuesday in state Superior Court that he proposed running a brothel and using a massage parlor as a front while speaking to a prostitute in a Mount Olive motel last year. During the conversation, Ramsey acknowledged, he encouraged the woman to continue working as a prostitute. The plan would have included a third person, and Ramsey would have used his law enforcement knowledge and...
  • New York Comptroller: Sex Offenders Have Been Getting Viagra Paid by Medicaid

    05/22/2005 7:33:28 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 29 replies · 804+ views
    Tampa Bay Online and AP News ^ | May 22, 2005 | Michael Virtanen
    New York Comptroller: Sex Offenders Have Been Getting Viagra Paid by MedicaidBy Michael Virtanen Associated Press Writer Published: May 22, 2005 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Scores of convicted rapists and other high-risk sex offenders in New York have been getting Viagra paid by Medicaid for the last five years, the state's comptroller said Sunday. Audits by Comptroller Alan Hevesi's office showed that between January 2000 and March 2005, 198 sex offenders in New York received Medicaid-reimbursed Viagra after their convictions. Those included crimes against children as young as 2 years old, he said. Hevesi asked Michael Leavitt, secretary of the...
  • Are Bureacratic Battles Harming National Security? (NYPD, FBI, NJSP)

    05/20/2005 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 274+ views
    ABC News ^ | 05.20.05
    Are Bureacratic Battles Harming National Security? By Eyewitness News' N.J. Burkett(New York -WABC, May 20, 2005) — There's a a nasty battle going on between police and the FBI and tonight there are concerns that it is harming national security. It's an Eyewitness News exclusive. Tonight a federal report - criticizing the NYPD and New Jersey's counter terrorism agency. It claims both are resisting cooperation with the FBI, and it's gotten so bad that Congress is now looking into the matter. Eyewitness News reporter N.J. Burkett is here with more. "Asinine" and "outrageous" - those are just a few of...
  • Standoff in Passaic NJ: Home stormed by SWAT team over code violations (porch and windows)

    07/20/2004 9:26:08 AM PDT · by Coleus · 138 replies · 4,181+ views
    Standoff in Passaic: Home stormed over code violations   Tuesday, July 20, 2004 PASSAIC - A crackdown on city housing violations escalated into a standoff Monday when a homeowner refused to cooperate, prompting authorities to call in a SWAT team, one that broke down a door and shot her with non-lethal weapons.Code enforcement officials arrived about noon, wanting to talk about, among other things, broken windows and a deteriorating porch - violations written three months ago, said Community Development Director Donald Van Rensalier.It just so happened that 109 Quincy St. was smack in the middle of an area targeted in...
  • Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School

    05/12/2005 8:31:10 AM PDT · by Stew Padasso · 80 replies · 1,571+ views
    Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges In Anderson County School Two Students Get Minor Cuts From Debris Story by The Carolina Channel ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- An Anderson County school resource officer's gun accidentally discharged Wednesday morning. Anderson County chief deputy Tim Busha said it all started when students asked school resource officer Robert Miller how his holster works. Busha said during the demonstration, Miller was trying to explain to the students that the holsters are so secure that no one could take an officer's gun. At that point, Miller told a student to try and take the gun out, said Busha....
  • Feds offer $1 million reward for fugitive JoAnne Chesimard (Assata Shakur)

    05/02/2005 10:16:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,638+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | WAYNE PARRY
    Feds offer $1 million reward for fugitive Chesimard EWING, N.J. -- Fugitive cop killer Joanne Chesimard is now on the same terrorist watch lists that include Osama bin Laden. In an indication of how badly New Jersey authorities still want to recapture the Black Liberation Army member who executed a state trooper as he lay on the ground 32 years ago, the bounty on Chesimard's head was increased Monday from $150,000 to $1 million. State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said he hopes the sweetened reward will encourage someone to come forward with information leading to the capture of Chesimard,...
  • Casino probe eyes testimony from Kerik, Ex-police commissioner linked to construction firm

    04/07/2005 6:29:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 417+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 04.07.05 | JUDY DeHAVEN
    New Jersey casino investigators have reopened their case against the owners of a Clifton construction company that last year beat allegations of ties to organized crime and won a license to do business in Atlantic City. As part of the probe, the state Division of Gaming Enforcement wants to question former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, according to a subpoena issued to him. The agency subpoenaed Kerik last month and asked him to produce documents pertaining to 13 issues, from communication between him and the brothers who own Interstate Industrial and a sister company, Interstate Drywall, to records...
  • Cop Accused Of Raping Daughter Released

    04/06/2005 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 1,132+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Apr 6, 2005 2:02 pm US/Eastern
    A 42-year-old police officer arrested on charges he raped his teenage daughter has been released without bail, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors in Queens had requested $25,000 bail for the officer, whose name has been withheld by authorities. Queens Criminal Court Judge William Harrington ruled the defendant could go free after issuing an order barring him from having any contact with his 15-year-old daughter. The officer has been charged with rape, incest, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse based on allegations by the girl that he raped and molested her several times since 2001, court papers said. The...
  • Rutherford Institute Attorneys Win Civil Rights Victory for PA Pro-Life Activist William Depner

    04/05/2005 9:34:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 452+ views
    The Rutherford Institute | 03.24.05 | Nisha N. Mohammed
    Rutherford Institute Attorneys Win Civil Rights Victory for Pennsylvania Pro-Life Activist William Depner PITTSBURGH—Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute won a civil rights victory for pro-life activist William S. Depner, a resident of McKeesport, Penn. After Institute attorneys filed an appeal on Depner’s behalf, a Court of Common Pleas judge acquitted Depner of harassment charges for photographing girls who appeared to be underage as they entered a local Planned Parenthood facility. Depner claims he was concerned that girls under the age of 18 were being treated by Planned Parenthood without parental consent and believed photographs were the best way to prove...
  • Gang Threatens Texas Cops

    03/04/2005 7:57:45 PM PST · by TexKat · 60 replies · 2,246+ views
    WOAI ^ | 3/4/05 | Jim Forsyth
    Police throughout Texas are on alert after the FBI Anti Terrorism Division issued a bulletin warning that members of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang may try to enhance their reputation within the gang by murdering Texas police officers. San Antonio Police Chief Albert Ortiz tells 1200 WOAI news his officers are trained to deal with threats like this. "Those kind of reports like this one on the Aryan Brotherhood, we should take note, but certainly we're already prepared for that," he said. Former FBI special agent and terrorism expert Buck Revell says the bulletin points out...
  • Two Arrested in Murder of N.J. Family

    03/04/2005 12:01:07 PM PST · by Idisarthur · 43 replies · 2,763+ views
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Two people have been arrested in the murder of an Egyptian Christian family, authorities said Friday. The suspects were to be arraigned Friday afternoon in state Superior Court. The Hudson County prosecutor's office would not release the identities of those arrested or the charges they face until they appear in court.
  • Suspects arrested in NJ family slayings (NJ Copt Murders)

    03/04/2005 4:08:06 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 12 replies · 963+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 4, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Authorities have made a major break in the case of the slain Jersey City family, with two suspects scheduled to be arraigned today. Although the Hudson County prosecutor's office isn't releasing the names of the two people or saying what the charges are, local press reports one of them is a former tenant of the building where the Coptic Christian family lived and was found murdered Jan. 14. As WorldNetDaily reported, Hossam Armanious, was found in his home with his wife and two daughters -- Sylvia, 15, and Monica, 8 -- bound and gagged with their throats slashed.
  • Americans Lose $68 Billion to Illegals

    02/24/2005 9:18:17 AM PST · by Marine Inspector · 128 replies · 3,578+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 02/24/2005 | Donald R. Davis and David E. Weinstein
    Americans Lose $68 Billion to Illegals Using a new approach, Columbia University economists David Weinstein and Donald Davis estimate the net economic losses from immigration to Americans. Unlike earlier studies, this new model does not treat the movement of immigrant labor into the country simply as a result of abundant resources and demand for labor, assumptions more appropriate to the 19th century. Rather, the model takes into account globalization, the technological superiority of the American economy, and the resulting high standard of living. Among the report’s findings: In 2002, the net loss to U.S. natives from immigration was $68 billion....
  • Police Chief Makes Own Law, Refuses to Renew Firearms Licenses

    02/24/2005 2:06:01 PM PST · by pabianice · 76 replies · 2,730+ views
    Outdoor Message | 2/24/05
    (Summarized from The Outdoor Message, Northborough, MA, March, 2005) On February 7, more than 140 residents of Quincy, MA, turned out at city hall for a special hearing of the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety regarding Chief Crowley’s firearms license policies… the meeting began with an initial presentation by the chief, and questioning by members of the Public Safety Committee…(the chief – new to the town -- has caused an uproar in Quincy over simply refusing to renew firearms licenses ‘because I say so…’) The police chief did not do himself any favors. He refused to answer direct questions...
  • TV crime show ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") shot scene similar to NJ chemist's death

    02/19/2005 6:19:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 1,262+ views
    TV crime show shot scene similar to chemist's death Saturday, February 19, 2005 TOTOWA - A popular television crime show filmed a scene inside the Passaic Valley Water Commission plant last year that included a body floating in a tank of water, commission officials said Friday.The officials lamented the nature of the scene from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in light of last week's drowning of a senior chemist in one of the plant's underground water storage tanks."This is certainly an unfortunate coincidence," commission spokesman Ernie Landante said.Investigators have labeled chemist Geetha Angara's death a homicide and have interviewed...
  • Teacher, cop (Husband & Wife) charged with gun trafficking

    02/18/2005 9:47:38 AM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 990+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.18.05
    Teacher, cop charged with gun trafficking Friday, February 18, 2005 NEWARK - A schoolteacher and his wife, who is a police officer, were arrested Thursday as part of an undercover operation to crack a gun trafficking ring that included the teacher's brother-in-law, authorities said. Five rifles were sold for $9,200 over the course of the investigation, according to court papers. FBI agents found a 9mm handgun in the coat pocket of the teacher, William Mayes, as he was preparing to leave home for his ninth-grade class at Success Academy, part of West Side High School in Newark, Special Agent Steve...
  • Jury probes effort to smear GOP [Former NJ Gov]

    02/17/2005 8:03:23 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 24 replies · 995+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 1/17/2005 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Jury probes effort to smear GOP Testimony focuses on State Police files and McGreevey's campaign A state grand jury is hearing testimony into allegations that former State Police officials and a former state senator conducted a covert operation that used confidential files in an effort to smear Republicans and help James E. McGreevey run for governor four years ago. ...A key witness in the investigation, retired State Police Lt. Vincent Bellaran, said in an interview this week he has testified three times before the grand jury in Trenton. In return for his testimony, Bellaran said, prosecutors who report to state...
  • Little Emily didn't let stalker win 'Some kids disappear and never come back'

    02/10/2005 10:11:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 44 replies · 1,555+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 02.10.05
    Little Emily didn't let stalker win Brave 10-year-old: 'Some kids disappear and never come back' Brooklynite Jose Laboy (below) kept trying to lure or grab Emily Garcia, she says. Fifth-grader (above) describes terrifying, months-long ordeal. A 10-year-old girl stalked for months by a Brooklyn sicko helped catch her tormentor this week - after he brazenly tried to snatch her off the street, police said. "I thought he might grab me and push me into the car and take me away," a shaken Emily Garcia told the Daily News. "Some kids disappear and never come back." But Emily wasn't going...
  • NJ Police Chief will notify parents about teen traffic tickets (can't say the same for abortions)

    02/03/2005 3:52:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 637+ views
    Police will notify parents about teen traffic tickets MIDDLETOWN — Police Chief John Pollinger has begun to notify parents of drivers under the age of 18 when they’re found driving at a reckless speed. “What brought it to a head was on Jan. 1, I pulled over a kid on Navesink River Road doing 85 mph in 40 mph zone, 100 yards before McClees Creek,” said Pollinger. “The kid wouldn’t have survived going over the hump at 85. He would’ve been killed.” A year previous, two teens were killed at the same location. Police estimated that the driver was operating...
  • Students Arrested Over 'Violent' Stick Figure Drawings

    01/26/2005 10:03:03 AM PST · by esryle · 117 replies · 5,793+ views
    OCALA, Fla. -- Two boys, ages 9 and 10, were charged with felonies and taken away from school in handcuffs, accused of making violent drawings of stick figures. The special education students used pencil and red crayon to draw primitive stick figure scenes on scrap paper that showed a 10-year-old classmate being stabbed and hung, police said. "The officer found they were drawing these pictures for the sole purpose of intimidating and scaring the victim," said Ocala Police Sgt. Russ Kern. The boy depicted in the drawings told his teacher, who took the sketches and contacted the school dean, Marty...
  • Cop Killer Paroled!!

    01/30/2002 9:16:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 80 replies · 1,147+ views
    Trantino beginning transition to normal life Sunday, January 28, 2001 By RANDY DIAMOND Trenton Bureau There are no bars on the windows of the four-story house in a residential section near Newark's downtown. The front door isn't locked. But the wiring on the windows, which is connected to an alarm system, is a reminder to the 90 men who live in this building and several adjoining brownstones that they are not yet entirely free. They are state prisoners living in a halfway house. And before they can shed the role of inmate, they must complete an intense, rule-oriented, therapeutic six- ...
  • RUTGERS LOVES A COP-KILLER

    01/22/2005 1:05:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 2,403+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/22/05
    It doesn't take much to become a Big Man On Campus these days. At Rutg ers University, all you have to do is murder cops. Thomas Trantino — who should have gone to the chair 40 years ago — will be a guest panelist there today, lecturing his bleeding-heart audience on "How to Survive Probation and Parole," at the New Jersey college's Camden campus. The forum is co-sponsored by the school's department of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice — whose bizarre notion of criminal justice apparently includes welcoming a cop-killer. Better today's audience should hear from the families of...
  • Sheriff fires employees, deploys snipers (Jonesboro, GA)

    01/04/2005 2:54:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 6,758+ views
    JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - On his first day on the job, the new sheriff called 27 employees into his office, stripped them of their badges, fired them, and had rooftop snipers stand guard as they were escorted out the door. The move Monday by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill provoked an angry reaction and prompted a judge to order him to rehire the employees. "It appears ... that employees of the Sheriff were terminated without cause" and in violation of the county's civil service rules, Judge Stephen Boswell wrote in granting a 30-day restraining order. Hill, 39, defended the firings...
  • Dynamite w/o a fuse left at Bridgeton, NJ, school by Sheriff's Dept. following training exercise

    01/15/2005 7:32:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 476+ views
    Broad Street School was evacuated Thursday morning for the third time in just eight days when a kindergarten teacher discovered a fuseless stick of dynamite in her classroom, city police said. Police determined the Salem County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit accidentally left the dynamite in the school last Friday following a training exercise, according to Lt. Burl Kimble. Typically, K-9 handlers will hide fuseless sticks of dynamite or other devices inside already-cleared buildings as a reinforcement training aid for bomb-sniffing dogs, according to officials. "Whenever they search a building like that, they have to put something out there for the...