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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 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...