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  • Cops to answer in court for 'stoning' of Christians

    09/28/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT · by wesagain · 32 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | staff writer
    "Lawsuit follows Michigan Muslim mob attack on believers"Hundreds of angry Muslims threw chunks of concrete and eggs at a team of Christians, spraying them with urine and cursing at them – all while police stood by and then threatened the victims with “disorderly conduct.” Egypt? Saudi Arabia? Somalia? No. Dearborn, Michigan. So now a team of attorneys from the American Freedom Law Center is going to court on behalf of the victims of the violent Muslim mob at the Arab International Festival last June, an attack that was captured on video. The federal civil rights complaint in the U.S. District...
  • Woman Got Loaded Gun Past TSA: Report

    09/28/2012 11:15:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Jason Sickles
    Woman Got Loaded Gun Past TSA: Report By Jason Sickles Example of a Ruger .380 (Yahoo! News) (Pic in URL) At less than six inches and just under 10 ounces, the Ruger .380 is considered by gun owners to be a great little pocket pistol. So small, in fact, that you can sometimes get one onto an airplane. D'oh! Yep, the New York Daily News reports that a woman flew 938 miles from Orlando, Fla., to Newark, N.J., on Thursday with a loaded .380 in her purse. United flight 15 was airborne before she realized what she'd done—and airport screeners...
  • Officials field Flemington residents' questions on need for assault rifles for police

    09/28/2012 7:20:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Rick Epstein
    FLEMINGTON — Several residents questioned the need to buy four assault rifles for the borough Police Department at the Borough Council meeting Monday night. When council candidate Dorothy Fine asked why the guns are needed, Mayor Erica Edwards said that they would be needed in case an “active shooter” must be dealt with. **** The mayor and council want to buy four .40 caliber 30-shot Heckler & Koch automatic rifles for $10,000. A final vote on the funding for that equipment and other capital equipment for the borough could take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a meeting that will be...
  • Police chief resigns, NM force has gone to the dog

    09/27/2012 1:40:21 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    AP viaYahooNews ^ | Sept 27, 2012 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — A drug-sniffing dog now is the only certified member of the police force in the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn. Police Chief Ernest "Chris" Armijo decided to step down Wednesday after news stories reported that he wasn't allowed to carry a gun because of his criminal background. "He decided the attention was distracting," said Dave Romero, an attorney for the town. State officials said Armijo couldn't carry a gun since acknowledging that he owed tens of thousands of dollars in delinquent child support payments in Texas. Armijo also faces new felony charges after being...
  • Homicide ruling in police custody case riles community

    09/27/2012 12:53:11 PM PDT · by Altariel · 3 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 23, 2012 | Raquel Rutledge
    After learning a 22-year-old man's death in police custody had been revised to homicide, a group of leaders met Sunday night to brainstorm ways to mount a community response. The Journal Sentinel reported Sunday that the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office has revised its ruling on the death of Derek Williams, who died in Milwaukee police custody in July 2011, from natural to homicide, according to the district attorney's office. The decision came after the Journal Sentinel alerted an assistant medical examiner to newly released records. If Williams had gotten immediate medical attention, he would not have died in the...
  • One child shot at Stillwater Junior High School; students evacuated

    09/26/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 20 replies
    Stillwater police Capt. Randy Dickerson confirmed one child has been shot at Stillwater Junior High School Wednesday morning. Police are investigating, but believe the shot may have been self-inflicted.
  • Phoenix Police Receive Federal Grant to Purchase Wearable Cameras for Officers

    09/25/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    phoenix.gov ^ | 12 September, 2012 | NA
    The Phoenix Police Department, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) College of Public Programs, has received a $500,000 federal grant to purchase 50 on-officer video camera systems that will be used in the Maryvale Precinct. The Department of Justice “Smart Policing” grant will allow ASU and the Police Department to jointly examine the impact of this technology on crime, public and police accountability, and satisfaction with the police. “This grant will allow us to further our department’s commitment to community-based policing while maintaining the public trust,” said Acting Police Chief Joe Yahner. “The technology that this grant will provide...
  • Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House

    09/25/2012 9:04:13 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Vicki Brown
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. [snip] The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay. “We did the best surveillance we could do, and a mistake was made,” Lebanon Police Chief Billy Weeks said. “It’s a very severe mistake, a costly mistake. It makes...
  • Funeral set for 83-year-old woman shot and killed by Altavista police officer

    09/24/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    WDBJ ^ | September 21, 2012 | Tim Saunders
    The Altavista police officer who shot and killed an 83-year-old woman Wednesday night is now on administrative leave. We still don't know the officer's name, but reports say that person is a 10-year veteran of the police force. State police are still investigating. The shooting happened Wednesday night at a home on 10th Street in Altavista. Delma Towler was shot while attempting to walk to her sister's house. She was apparently trying to get away from what she thought was an intruder, trying to break into her house. Towler's funeral is 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Altavista Church of...
  • Former FBI agent Shipley enters halfway house

    09/23/2012 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/23/12 | David Codrea
    FBI John Shipley gun trafficking Gun control gun rights Advertisement Accompanied by his parents and wife, former FBI agent John Shipley, convicted of illegal gun dealing, was transported to a halfway house facility in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month to complete the remainder of his sentenced incarceration, a source close to the case told Gun Rights Examiner this weekend. “There are a lot of different offenders including gang members and sex offenders,” the source revealed. “John was able to see a counselor to have the rules explained and to be evaluated,” the source reported. “He has to attend certain...
  • Houston officer kills double amputee in wheelchair

    09/23/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 148 replies
    AP ^ | 23 Sep 2012 | Staff W. Riter
    A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said. She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer...
  • Dog owners keep most of $620,000 in damages

    09/22/2012 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 163 replies
    Frederick News Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Danielle E. Gaines
    The April verdict by a Frederick County jury that awarded $620,000 to a Taneytown family after their dog was shot by a sheriff's deputy was upheld by a Montgomery County judge. An attorney for the Frederick County Sheriff's Office argued that the jury's verdict should be set aside because it went against the weight of the evidence presented during the seven-day trial. Michael B. Rynd asked Judge Marielsa Bernard to either set aside the verdict or grant his motion for a new trial. Bernard heard the case after Frederick County judges recused themselves. She denied Rynd's motion, saying it would...
  • Illinois police officer goes to wrong house, shoots family's dog

    09/22/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 117 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 20, 2012 | Penny Eims
    A dog, confined within his own yard, was shot and killed by an Eldorado, Ill. police officer who had mistakenly arrived to the wrong house to investigate a report of a stolen ladder. According to Wednesday's publication of WSIL TV, the shooting took place on Sunday evening, when an officer arrived to the home of Jason Robershaw. Robershaw claims that he heard a knock at his back door, followed by gun shots. Those shots took the life of his 6-year-old German shepherd, "Smokey." The grieving owner describes the horrific scene outside of his back door:
  • Armed Alabama Agents Confiscate Home Brewing Supplies

    09/22/2012 9:41:12 AM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies
    Beer Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2012 | reidramsay
    Do you need any proof that Alabama legislature is a backwards thinking? Read on. My good friend Kraig Torres founded Hop City a few years ago in Atlanta, Georgia. The store sells 1,800+ beers, wine, and homebrewing supplies. Not to mention a 60+ growler station. Hop City is ranked among the best beer stores on planet earth on RateBeer.com Building upon his great success, Kraig decided to open a second location in Birmingham, Alabama. Recent law changes make Birmingham a great place for a second Hop City. Kraig has received all the necessary permits to open except for one –...
  • Friends, neighbors rally behind owners of dog fatally shot by police officer in mid-Michigan

    09/14/2012 9:38:36 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | September 12, 2012 | Unknown
    ST. LOUIS, Mich. - Friends and neighbors in a mid-Michigan community are rallying behind owners of a golden retriever that was fatally shot by a police officer. The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports supporters gathered Tuesday at the home where the dog named Scout lived in St. Louis, about 50 miles north of Lansing. Mike Goetzinger says the officer had "no reason" to kill the dog owned by his brother Brian Goetzinger and his family. They're planning a protest and vigil Wednesday.
  • What are the MiliPolice Planning On Doing With These Heavily Armored Vehicles?

    09/12/2012 2:49:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 41 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/12/12 | Mac Slavo
    With a massive biometric FBI surveillance system going live across the United States in recent weeks, tens of thousands of drones to be flying over American skies within just a few years, over 1 billion rounds of ammunition being acquired by non-military government agencies, and host of laws and executive orders outlining military and police emergency response plans to lock down the United States, it isn’t much of a stretch to suggest that our government is preparing for something that aims to fundamentally transform America as we know it today. New evidence for a coming lock-down of America is presented...
  • Why does Social Security need 174,000 bullets?(SSA explains)

    09/05/2012 2:42:50 AM PDT · by EBH · 64 replies
    AP ^ | 9/5/2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    It didn't take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets. Why is the agency that provides benefits to retirees, disabled workers, widows and children stockpiling ammunition? Whom are they going to use it on? "It's not outlandish to suggest that the Social Security Administration is purchasing the bullets as part of preparations for civil unrest," the website Infowars.com said... ...The bullets are for Social Security's office of inspector general, which has about 295 agents who investigate Social Security fraud and other crimes,...
  • Police shoot, kill dog while chasing suspect

    09/04/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Altariel · 47 replies
    KDVR (Denver) ^ | August 28, 2012 | Tammy Vigil
    THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton police officer shoots and kills a family’s dog he claims threatened him Sunday. But the dog’s family and neighbors dispute that. They say the American bulldog-mix never even left their front yard. Police were in the neighborhood chasing after a man wanted on a misdemeanor drug charge. The man, Phillip Armstrong-Bowen, was already under arrest when the officer shot the animal. “He was on my screen saver,” says Vivian Girone, of 8-year-old Scar. Girone like any proud grandma shows off photos of the dog–in the car, snuggling with dad and out-cold on the couch. “He...
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog

    09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 128 replies
    WKBW (Buffalo) ^ | August 30, 2012 | John Borsa
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time. Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion. Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing. There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept. But...
  • The Detroit PD Doesn’t Like Competition(MI)

    09/03/2012 4:42:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Dan Zimmerman
    Rick Ector takes a back seat to no one in his advocacy for Second Amendment rights. His latest caper: staking out a Detroit gun buyback with some like-minded buddies across the street from St. Cecilia Catholic Church and offering to pay those who showed up more than the measly $25 to $100 being offered inside. They didn’t get many takers, though. That may have been due to the thin blue line of intimidation thrown up in the middle of the street by the cops . . . Ector organized the “protest” for the same reasons we think buybacks are such...
  • K-9 DIES: Police Dog Left In Hot Car

    09/01/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 34 replies
    WHOtv.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Erik Wheater
    What Des Moines Police are calling a tragic accident, central Iowans are calling inexcusable. “We’re going to look into and find out exactly what the circumstances were that led to Harley passing,” said Sergeant Chris Scott with the Des Moines Police Department. Harley, a Labrador retriever worked as a K-9 officer with the department’s vice and narcotics unit.
  • Yet another agency gets authority to seize cash that might have something to do with drugs.

    08/31/2012 8:27:56 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Americans for Forfeiture Reform ^ | August 28, 2012 | Scott Alexander Meiner
    Attorney General Eric Holder has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority, for a one-year trial period, to seize and administratively forfeit property allegedly involved in controlled substance offenses pursuant to United States Code Title 21 › Chapter 13 › Subchapter I › Part E › § 881. 21 U.S.C. § 881 is, among other things, often invoked to seize and forfeit bulk currency, where no drugs are found, on theories that the currency was furnished, or intended to be furnished, in exchange for a controlled substance.AG Holder’s rulemaking announcement declared that such changes are exempt from the general notice and comment requirements because the department determined that the change does not affect individual rights and...
  • Brutal LAPD arrest caught on video; Department investigating cops seen bodyslamming nurse...

    08/31/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    daily news ^ | 8.31.2012 | Philip Caulfield
    FULL TITLE: Brutal LAPD arrest caught on video; Department investigating cops seen bodyslamming nurse twice during cell phone traffic stop (VIDEO) The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating two officers who were allegedly caught on surveillance camera slamming a nurse on the ground twice — and then fist bumping afterward — during a recent traffic stop. The two officers pulled over Michelle Jordan, 34, of Sunland, Aug. 21, for allegedly talking on her cell phone while driving in Tujunga, in northeast Los Angeles, the department said. Jordan pulled into the parking lot of a Del Taco restaurant and got out...
  • LAPD officers slam cuffed woman to ground

    08/30/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 28 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | August 28, 2012 | Leslie Miller
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation stemming from a use of force incident caught on tape showing a woman being slammed to the ground twice, once while in handcuffs. Michelle Jordan, 34, of Sunland was pulled over last Tuesday on Foothill Boulevard and Saluda Avenue for a cellphone violation. She drove into a Del Taco restaurant parking lot, where the incident was recorded on surveillance video.The married mother, who works as a registered nurse, got out of her car. Moments later, the video shows her being slammed to the pavement and handcuffed. The...
  • P.I. denies setting up Costa Mesa councilman by making DUI call

    08/29/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 28, 2012 | Lauren Williams and Joseph Serna
    A private investigator who called police and reported that he suspected Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer of drunk driving denied allegations that he was hired to investigate the politician. Chris Lanzillo, 42, said in a statement that he was on another assignment the night he spotted Righeimer getting into his SUV outside Skosh Monahan's, a local steakhouse and pub owned by one of Righeimer's council colleagues. "If I was setting him up merely by calling 911, what was the purpose?" Lanzillo wrote Monday night. "Ultimately, an officer would have to make the call on if he violated any laws." Righeimer,...
  • Councilmen Targeted By Police Union Negotiator

    08/29/2012 1:33:12 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 7 replies
    KFI 640 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Bill Carroll
    Officials from Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fullerton and Buena Park on Tuesday accused an Upland law firm that represents police unions of employing thug-like behavior in its efforts to win favorable contracts for city police agencies. Lackie, Dammeier and McGill, which represents more than 120 police associations in California, until recently had featured on its website a manual for tough negotiating tactics that included targeting city officials until they cave in to union demands. Buena Park Councilman Fred Smith said he was targeted by a police officer after leaving a party in December 2010. Smith said he was pulled over, told...
  • Marines, civilian police officers conduct urban training exercise(What Posse Comitatus?)

    08/28/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 208 replies
    WNCT Channel 9, North Carolina ^ | August 23, 2012 | Tony Rawlings
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Training at Camp Lejeune Thursday looked and felt real -- and that was the point. Law officers and marines from across the country ended their training with a bang. Thursday was the final day of exercises for law enforcement and marines who have gone through special reaction team training at Camp Lejeune for the past three weeks. In the final exercise, teams were presented with a series of real life scenarios as well as hands on instruction to handle them correctly. Brian Dye, Operations Chief of I&I in Lexington, Kentucky says training civilians as a blended...
  • Maryland Man Sues Firing Range for 'Reverse Sexism'

    08/26/2012 5:11:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 65 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 24 Aug 2012 | Abby Ellin
    One Monday last October, Derrick Hunter decided to go shooting at the Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro, his local firing range. He paid the $15 entry fee, and went inside. And that's when the metaphorical bullets started to fly. According to Hunter, 34, a special police officer, two women walked in behind him. Since it was "Ladies' Day," a longtime staple at the club, a manager told them they didn't have to pay. Hunter heard the exchange, and asked if he could use the range for free too. "He said, 'It's Ladies' Day and you don't meet that...
  • NYPD: 9 shooting bystander victims hit by police gunfire

    08/25/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-25-2012 | AP
    NEW YORK – All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence. The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-wearing gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when he whirled and pointed a .45-caliber pistol as they approached him from behind on a busy sidewalk. Officer Craig Matthews shot seven times. Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired nine times, police said. Neither had ever fired their weapons before on a patrol. The volley of gunfire...
  • Police: Man who used baby as shield shocked by Taser ( WA )

    08/24/2012 7:14:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | August 22, 2012
    BREMERTON —A 30-year-old Suquamish man holding a baby as police tried to arrest him for a probation violation was shocked with a Taser Tuesday afternoon... An officer on National Avenue at Kitsap Way spotted the man "with a small child in tow" and recognized the 30-year-old, also finding he had a state probation violation warrant. The ... officer told him he wasn't free to go and the 30-year-old picked up 1-year-old child in his arms, in what the officer said was an attempt to use "the child as a shield," ... The ... officer said he used his Taser behind...
  • Police: Disguised banker stole identity, bought $50K in mail-order gold coins ( PA & NJ )

    08/23/2012 9:18:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Citizens' Voice ^ | August 23, 2012 | Steve McConnell
    John Yurkovic summed up the sentence in one word: "Ridiculous." The former New Jersey cop was stunned when he learned a former banker who stole his identity, rented a mailbox in his name in Dunmore and had $50,000 in gold coins fraudulently paid for through his checking account was sentenced to three years probation. "If a kid snatches a purse from a little old lady on the corner, the judge is going to put him in jail," said Yurkovic, when contacted by phone after Carlos Suarez was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik in federal court in...
  • Whistle-blower let go as reserve deputy

    08/18/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 17, 2012 | Justin Berton
    A law enforcement whistle-blower who told investigators he witnessed a Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy conduct a "dirty DUI" arrest has been relieved from duty in what he said was retaliation for breaking the police code of silence. William Howard of Danville worked as a reserve in the Sheriff's Department for 19 years until he was dismissed Tuesday without explanation and ordered to turn in his uniform and weapon. A department spokesman, Jimmy Lee, described Howard's release as an internal matter and declined to discuss it. Reserves are "at will" employees and are subject to dismissal without cause, according to...
  • Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets

    08/17/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/16/2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets. SSA posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the FedBizOps.gov website on Aug. 7. The request listed the commodity that SSA desired as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition." The quantity listed was "174 TH." The SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s said it posted a new blog on the agency’s website, “Beyond the Numbers,” “as we strive to be a transparent and accountable government organization for all of our stakeholders. “With...
  • LA Officials Consider Hiring Porn Film Condom Cop

    08/16/2012 7:06:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    AP) ^ | August 16, 2012 5:12 PM
    Dust off those resumes, the Los Angeles City Council may soon be looking for a condom cop. Earlier this year the council appointed a committee to study how a newly minted law requiring the use of condoms on some adult film sets could be enforced. After several meetings between police, representatives of the porn industry and other committee members, the city’s administrative officer issued a 47-page report Wednesday. Among its recommendations: contracting with a licensed medical professional who would conduct periodic inspections of film productions to make sure condoms are used. Other proposals include establishing a fee, the amount to...
  • [Dem] Rep. Gauthier, 56, claims rest-stop oral sex with Craigslist boy, 17, was consensual

    08/17/2012 7:54:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 95 replies
    City Pages ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Aaron Rupar
    Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth, won't face charges for having oral sex with a minor at the Thompson Hill rest stop near Duluth, but at the least he's revealed himself to be a dishonest person, lying to the 17-year-old about his age and to police about what exactly happened in the woods that night. . . Gauthier, 56, was then a bit more forthcoming, telling the officer that he met the boy through an ad he posted on Craigslist. In the ad, Gauthier characterized himself as a 43-year-old looking for man-on-man sex with "no strings attached." His ad received a...
  • Social Security Administration Explains Plan to Buy 174,000 Hollow-Point Bullets

    08/16/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Social Security Administration posted a blog on Thursday to explain why it was planning to purchase 174,000 hollow point bullets. SSA posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the FedBizOps.gov website on Aug. 7. The request listed the commodity that SSA desired as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition." The quantity listed was "174 TH." The SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s said it posted a new blog on the agency’s website, “Beyond the Numbers,” “as we strive to be a transparent and accountable government organization for all of our stakeholders. “With...
  • Retired president of Border Patrol union indicted

    08/16/2012 5:38:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligence ^ | August 16, 2012
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The retired, longtime president of the National Border Patrol Union was indicted Thursday for diverting thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use, federal prosecutors said. The indictment says Bonner used the position he held for more than two decades to obtain payment for supposedly union-related work and travel that were in fact personal. "These false claims included periods of time when Bonner was actually visiting his mistress in Chicago or family members, as well as trips to attend non-union activities such as hockey games and other sporting events," the indictment.
  • Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm

    06/02/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies
    WND ^ | June 2, 1012 | Jeff Knox
    Erik Scott was a West Point graduate who went on to serve honorably in the Army, get his MBA from Duke and establish a lucrative career in real estate and as a sales rep for a medical device company. He was 38 years old when he was gunned down in 2010 in the portico of a Las Vegas area Costco store by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. While it was 7 bullets from the only people we’re supposed to trust with guns that snuffed out Erik Scott’s life, what really killed him was an irrational fear of...
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    08/13/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 631 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-13-2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them OverAugust 13, 2012 By Jim Karger “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you...
  • Bank Media Honcho To File Multi Million Dollar Brutality Suit Against LAPD

    08/12/2012 6:05:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    tmz ^ | 8/12 | tmz
    A powerful honcho at Deutsche Bank is suing the LAPD and the City of L.A. for millions of dollars -- we're told up to $100 mil -- for allegedly being forced into a motel room by cops and then beaten to a pulp. Brian Mulligan, the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the Bank, claims on May 15, he was in the L.A. suburb of Highland Park -- near a marijuana dispensary -- when he was approached by 2 LAPD officers. We're told Mulligan claims the cops walked up to him and asked why he was...
  • Update: Overnight Sleep-Over at Police Chief’sHouse Turns Bad(Key West)

    08/11/2012 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 15 replies
    KEY WEST THE NEWSPAPER ^ | AUGUST 10, 2012 | Dennis Reeves Cooper
    POLICE CHIEF ALLOWS FALLINGDOWN DRUNK TO GET IN HIS CAR AND DRIVE. STATE ATTORNEY HOPES TO SETTLE THE CASE AGAINST OMAR WITHOUT A TRIAL Several weeks ago, we reported to you that 22-year-old Omar Antonio Garcia Barrera’s planned sleep-over at Police Chief Donie Lee’s home last May 28 did not turn out as may have been planned. Although Chief Lee says that he did not serve Omar any alcohol, Omar was reportedly falling-down drunk and had become “disorderly,” Lee said. After several warnings, Chief Lee said that, about 2:30 am, he personally escorted Omar out the door and to his...
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • U.S. cop blasted for wishing to carry gun in Calgary park

    08/10/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | August 10, 2012
    An off-duty Michigan police officer's public lament about not being able to carry a handgun in a Calgary park has him taking cyber fire from both sides of the border. Walt Wawra of Kalamazoo, Mich., wrote a letter to the Calgary Herald this week complaining about a recent daylight encounter he and his wife had while visiting Nose Hill Park, a vast expanse of hilly grassland on the city's north side. Wawra said two men asked twice in a "very aggressive tone" whether the couple had been to the Calgary Stampede yet. They were "disrespectful" and had a "menacing manner,"...
  • Former D.C. cop admits falsifying radar-camera testing records

    08/10/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A former D.C. police officer admitted Thursday to falsifying logs regarding the testing of mobile photo-radar cameras that issue speeding tickets — a move that resulted in the department having to refund more than $17,000 in traffic ticket fines. ... the 22-year department veteran was supposed to be monitoring photo-radar equipment during overtime shifts and taking test photographs once an hour with the cameras to ensure they were working properly. In 2008 and 2009, prosecutors said Mr. Cephas failed to take the once-an-hour shots on 33 occasions and covered up the mistakes by rolling back the clock on the radar...
  • What really happened at the homosexual 'kiss-in' at Chick-fil-A in Massachusetts

    08/09/2012 11:19:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies
    http://massresistance.com ^ | 08/09/2012 | n/a
    That evening at the Burlington Mall food court, the first things one noticed were some uniformed Burlington police and also several uniformed mall cops. The mall cops approached anyone they suspected was a reporter and told them they couldn't take photos or videos. (For the flood of people on "Appreciation Day" there were no police that we could see and maybe three mall cops. And lots of people took photos and videos the entire time with no trouble.) Around 7:45 pm about a dozen or so activists suddenly came marching into the food court and gathered in front of Chick-fil-A....
  • Beauty Queen Dragged Out of Bed Naked by Deputies

    08/09/2012 8:20:31 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 154 replies
    KTLA ^ | July 27, 2012 | KTLA
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A former beauty queen is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after she says deputies kicked down the wrong apartment door, pointed guns at her and her fiancee and watched as she got out of bed, naked. Calenche Ranae Manos, a former Miss Nevada 2007, says in her lawsuit that the incident happened on the night of November 15, 2011. Manos and her fiancee, Eric Otto Ryder, say deputies had a search warrant for apartment "C" but entered their unit -- clearly marked as apartment "A." "At that time Ms. Manos was still in bed...
  • DPD(Dallas) Sgt. Left Holding Bag Over Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

    08/08/2012 4:17:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 44 replies
    CBSLocal.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Andrea Lucia & Ryan Crowe, CBSDFW.com
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The controversy over Chick-Fil-A may now have impacted the Dallas Police Department. CBS 11 has learned a Dallas Police Sergeant brought a sandwich from the embattled restaurant chain to work with him last Wednesday, August 1, a day known around the country as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. When the Sergeant arrived at his post at the Southeast patrol, words were exchanged between himself and two female officers. And while it is unclear who started the argument, police have launched an investigation into the matter. A department spokesperson says the issue is not whether the sergeant brought the sandwich...
  • Asset Seizure and Forfeiture – The State’s (Often Wrong) Rationale for Seizing Currency

    08/08/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT · by Altariel · 4 replies
    Forfeiture Reform ^ | August 8, 2012 | Eapen Thampy
    This article is written by Charles B. Frye, Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas.What are the risks of transporting large sums of cash when you’re traveling?  Obviously, you could get robbed or get involved in an accident and lose the money.  Your car could catch on fire while you’re buying gas and your currency could go up in smoke.  A number of bad things could happen if you carry a large amount of cash on you when you travel.  But, one risk that many folks never consider is that a law enforcement officer could decide to seize your cash, even if...
  • Wisconsin Temple Shooting Hero Cop Brian Murphy Shot 8 Times, Waved Off Aid

    08/07/2012 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 8.7.2012 | ABC
    A police officer shot at least eight times in the neck and extremities outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis, waved off fellow officers attempting to rescue him and indicated they should assist others still inside. Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, was shot Sunday and is now recovering in the hospital after a second surgery, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. The 21-year veteran of the police force is expected to survive. "[Murphy] received eight or nine gunshot wounds, to extremities and also to the cheek area and the neck," Edwards said. "He was in very close proximity to...