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  • Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane will NOT face charges

    08/28/2014 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 28, 2014 | Snejana farberov
    California prosecutors have declined to file charges against a sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year. Deputy Andrew Wood was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, running over cyclist Milton Olin Jr. [snip] Prosecutors said in a letter released Wednesday and cited by Los Angeles Daily News that because Wood was acting within the course of his duties when typing into his computer, criminal charges are not warranted.
  • Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

    08/26/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/26/2014 | Nick Sibilla
    Chris Sourovelis has never had any trouble with the law or been accused of any crime. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia from trying to take his home. The Sourouvelis family, along with thousands of others in Philadelphia, is living a Kafkaesque nightmare: Their property is considered guilty; they must prove their innocence and the very prosecutors they’re fighting can profit from their misery. Now the Institute for Justice has filed a major class-action lawsuit to end these abuses of power. Back in March, Chris’s son was caught selling $40 worth of drugs outside of the home. With...
  • The Promiscuous Use of SWAT Teams Is a Bigger Problem Than Armored Vehicles on Our Streets

    08/27/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Contrary to what you may have heard, the armored vehicles that appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown did not come from the Pentagon. "Most of the stuff you are seeing in video coming out of Ferguson is not military," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department's press secretary, told reporters last week. "The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country." In other words: Don't blame the military for militarizing the police. Kirby has a point. Although the Pentagon has played a role by...
  • Court to Police: No Immunity Just Because You're Cops

    08/27/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT · by bamahead · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jackson Kuhl
    On a Sunday afternoon in 2008, a tactical police team raided the Easton, Connecticut house of Ronald Terebesi searching for a small amount of personal drugs. While by day's end the police discovered drug paraphernalia and 0.02 ounces of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, an officer also killed Terebesi's unarmed guest, Gonzalo Guizan (pictured), by discharging his Glock sidearm six times until the weapon finally jammed. Guizan's estate and Terebesi filed civil suits against the officers in the raid, although the estate later settled out of court for $3.5 million. The tactical team—called SWERT for Southwest Regional Emergency...
  • The Literal War on Drugs

    08/27/2014 5:57:15 AM PDT · by bamahead · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    The promiscuous use of SWAT teams is a bigger menace than armored vehicles on our streets. Contrary to what you may have heard, the armored vehicles that appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown did not come from the Pentagon. "Most of the stuff you are seeing in video coming out of Ferguson is not military," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department's press secretary, told reporters last week. "The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country." In other words: Don't blame the military...
  • Kentucky: Lawsuit Restored Against Cop Caught Lying About Traffic Stop

    08/26/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 8/26/2014 | n/a
    Video catches Kentucky State Trooper harassing motorist. US Court of Appeals rules cop can be sued for false arrest. Videotape proved essential for Freddie Gregory, a motorist falsely accused of traffic violations by a high-ranking Kentucky State Police trooper. The US Court of Appeals on Friday allowed Gregory to pursue false arrest charges against Lieutenant Phillip Burnett. Since February 2009, Lieutenant Burnett had stopped Gregory on three occasions under what the motorist considered to be bogus circumstances. The 53-year-old decided to install a video camera to document the harassment. The device was ready on April 4, 2009, when Gregory decided...
  • Investigations launched into multiple Taser use on helpless man

    08/25/2014 7:12:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 8-19-2014 | Jim Stasiowski
    When an Oglala Sioux Tribal police officer used her Taser several times on a man lying helpless on the ground in Manderson on Friday afternoon, she was trying to get the man "to wake up and stand up," Ron Duke, chief of the OST Department of Public Safety, said Monday. The man, Duke said, was "lying on the ground, probably passed out, clearly intoxicated." The incident was caught on camera by a passerby who taped the officer repeatedly zapping the man who appears to never resist, defend himself or make any threatening moves. An expert in Tasers said using the...
  • Cop Hits Man in the Head 20 Times as Onlookers Plead 'Don't Punch Him No More'

    08/25/2014 6:40:07 PM PDT · by bamahead · 135 replies
    Reason ^ | August 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Once the cops have pinned a non-violent suspect to the ground, how many times are they allowed to punch him in the head? Is it fewer than 20? I would say so, but I'm not a Greenville County, South Carolina, deputy. Greenville officers approached a man at a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. The man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and didn't respond to police questions or instructions. Eventually, the officers followed the man inside the store, where they attempted to detain him. The deputies claim the man resisted, though video footage of the incident...
  • Texas cops defend pulling over mother of four at gunpoint

    08/25/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 141 replies
    Police in Texas have admitted they were wrong to draw their guns on a mother of four when they pulled over the family car early this month, but they won't apologize. Kametra Barbour was told to exit her vehicle and she was handcuffed at gunpoint as her children watched from the backseat, dashcam footage shows. The police only lowered their weapons after her six-year-old son got out of the car with his hands up, asking the officers, "Are we going to jail?" A child is heard crying and screaming on the footage, as an officer tells her, "Stop crying. It's...
  • Cass County deputy kills [unarmed] cow after it twice charges him

    08/25/2014 7:53:07 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 33 replies
    Fargo Forum ^ | 8/25/14 | Emily Welker
    CASSELTON – A Cass County deputy responding to a motorist that had crashed into a cow off Interstate 94 Monday morning had to go to the hospital himself after the injured cow charged him at the scene. Cass County Sgt. Dean Haaland said the deputy was responding to the crash at about 3 a.m. at mile marker 332 west of Casselton when the cow, injured in the crash, charged him. The deputy was knocked to the ground and suffered some bruising, Haaland said. When he got up, the cow charged again, and the deputy fired upon the animal to keep...
  • Eyewitnesses recall the day when Brandon Ellington Drown in the Lake of the Ozarks

    08/24/2014 8:18:05 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8-23-14 | Laura Bauer
    Seconds after a state trooper handcuffed and arrested Brandon Ellingson for boating while intoxicated, the officer grabbed a life jacket on his patrol boat. Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Piercy didn’t go for a Type I flotation device, with straps that wrap around the torso and allow for handcuffs. Instead, he pulled out a Type III life vest with arm holes — one that was impossible to secure on a man whose hands were already cuffed behind his back. In taped interviews conducted by Highway Patrol investigators and obtained by The Star, Ellingson’s friends said they watched from their boat...
  • Obama orders review of federal role in arming state and local police

    08/23/2014 2:51:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2014 | Fox News
    BREAKING NEWS: President Obama orders a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law-enforcement agencies to buy military equipment, a senior administration official confirms to Fox News. The review will include whether the programs are appropriate; whether such police agencies are getting the necessary training and guidance to use the equipment and whether the federal government is sufficiently auditing the use of the equipment obtained through federal programs and funding.
  • Former Leesburg cop found not guilty of sex assault

    08/23/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by christx30 · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jayna Omaye
    TAVARES — A former Leesburg police officer acquitted Friday of sexually assaulting a woman in his custody had a terse message for the 24-year-old and her family after the verdict: "Move on." People in the courtroom broke into tears when the jury of four women and two men found Henri Bart Larue, 27, not guilty of armed sexual battery by a law-enforcement officer — a crime that could have landed him in prison for life.
  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    08/23/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    The Charlotte Observer. ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | The Associated Press
    MILLS, Wyo. A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's statement filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Mills police officer Zachary Miller left the dog, a 10-year-old female black lab named Nyx, in his patrol car for over six hours July 9. "It's a tragedy," Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson said. The car was running, but the air conditioning was off and outside temperatures reached 86 degrees, KCWY News 13 reported (http://bit.ly/1tAzzhs). Miller, a four-year...
  • Connecticut trooper pleads guilty to stealing dying motorcycle crash victim’s jewelry, money

    08/22/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:30 AM | Philip Caulfield
    State trooper AJ Huntsman was accused of lifting more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry from a dying man at a motorcycle crash site in 2012. He later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about it, authorities said.A crooked Connecticut cop caught by his dash cam stealing more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry off a mangled motorcycle crash victim is facing prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. State trooper AJ Huntsman, 45, was facing 10 years for the theft, but was likely to get just 16 months in jail and five years' probation when he's sentenced on Oct....
  • Police: Oklahoma City officer arrested for allegedly assaulting women on the job, rape

    08/21/2014 9:00:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | August 21, 2014 10:12 PM | K. Querry and Adam Snider
    Authorities with the Oklahoma City Police Department confirmed that an officer is under investigation for lewd acts. Chief Bill Citty, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, called a news conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. During the news conference, he announced that Officer Daniel Holtzclaw is under investigation for assaulting several women on the job. Citty says Holtzclaw would “require” women to expose themselves to him and perform lewd acts on him. …
  • South Florida Man Fights Back After Felony Arrest

    08/21/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 26 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 08/21/2014 | PhotographyIsNotACrime
    All Eric McDonough wanted was for Homestead Police officer Alejandro Murguido to obey the same traffic laws he enforced in their neighborhood. Instead, the 36-year-old scientist ended up in jail on charges of aggravated stalking and threatening a public servant because he confronted Murguido with his cellphone’s voice recorder outside the cop’s home two years ago. Since then, McDonough says Homestead Police Department brass have refused to investigate Murguido for falsely accusing him even though he has an audio recording that contradicts the cop’s version of events. McDonough tells his story in this video, so this is not the usual...
  • Georgia County Won't Pay Medical Bills for Toddler injured in drug raid (shortened)

    08/19/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Little Ray · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 9:14 am | Ed Krayewski
    Politicians like Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) who have supported the militarization of police but have found it politically unfeasible to do so now have been looking for a way to square their support with a little bit of politically-motivated outrage. Clay, whose district includes Ferguson, the town that helped catapult the issue of police militarization into the national news cycle, defended his vote, saying he only disapproved of the use of such police forces for crowd control in his district. But while their presence at protests may be the most prominent manifestation of militarized police, the problem is endemic. Perhaps...
  • Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

    08/19/2014 11:37:57 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 101 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 08/19/2014 | J.D. Tuccille
    "If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you." The thing is, Officer Dutta (pictured) is also an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at Colorado Technical University. And he uttered those words not in the heat of the moment, but in an opinion piece in the Washington Post responding to widespread criticism of police attitudes and tactics currently on display in Ferguson, Missouri, but increasingly common nationwide. Dutta continues: Don't argue with...
  • How Ferguson made conservatives lose faith in the police

    08/20/2014 12:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    As we watch the turmoil in Ferguson — where protests and police crackdowns raged for a week in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed black teenager — many Americans have been forced to reassess their views on the duty and tactics of the police. But we conservatives — with our dueling affinity for law-and-order institutions like the police and our libertarian-inspired opposition to abuses of government power — are perhaps the most torn. Over at the Federalist, Hans Fiene notes, "For many conservatives, especially those of us living in nice, comfy suburbs, it's hard to apply the...
  • Pentagon has transferred $4.3 BILLION in equipment to American police forces

    08/19/2014 7:18:28 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 28 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Aug 18 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, MailOnline
    The U.S. Defense Department has been contributing to the militarization of local police forces since at least 2007, handing over heavy armaments, battle helicopters and armored vehicles for use in urban policing scenarios
  • Vanity: Florida cop tosses quadrapelgic on floor [Flashback: 2008]

    08/17/2014 6:53:55 PM PDT · by piytar · 43 replies
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  • Man Arrested After Beating Cops in Donut Eating Contest

    08/17/2014 9:17:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08/12/2014 | Cassandra Rules
    The stinging humiliation of defeat at the one thing we can all agree cops do well- scarfing down donuts, may have proved too much to bear for Elizabeth City Police Department in North Carolina. The next day, he was arrested after a possibly traumatized Lt. Robeson saw it reported in a local newspaper. “When I came in that morning and read that article I was pissed because it’s like throwing it in our face,” Hardison was wanted for allegedly attempting to break into 2 buildings, nothing was stolen in either attempt. It is unknown if Lt. Robeson has obtained a...
  • Wife Stabs Husband In The Neck, Police Arrive And Take All His Guns

    08/15/2014 2:47:16 PM PDT · by bamahead · 62 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | August 13, 2014 | Joe Trotter
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ –Robert Lintner, 65, did not have a good day. It all began when his wife stabbed him in the neck during an argument in the morning. Things took a turn for the worse when police, summoned to Mr. Litner’s home, discovered the man’s firearm and ammunition collection. Mr. Litner owned almost 200 guns in five vaults, had tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home, and around 300 pounds of black powder. Because he did not consent to the search, cops used a jaws-of-life from the local fire department to open the safes, which are...
  • Steyn: Cigars, But Not Close [Ferguson]

    08/16/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT · by lwd · 75 replies
    Steynonline.com ^ | 8/15/2014 | Mark Steyn
    The "narrative" of Ferguson, Missouri changed somewhat today. But, amid the confusion, the blundering stupidity of the city's police department remains consistent. This morning the Police Chief, Thomas Jackson, released security-camera shots of the late Michael Brown apparently stealing a five-dollar box of cigarillos from a convenience store. So the 18-year old shot dead by Chief Jackson's officer was no longer a "gentle giant" en route to college but just another crappy third-rate violent teen n'er-do-well. {SNIP} It's important, when something goes wrong, to be clear about what it is that's at issue. Talking up Michael Brown as this season's...
  • Police: Virginia deputy shot daughter, crashed car

    08/15/2014 9:21:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | 8/15/2014 | WTOP
    <p>WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia deputy sheriff shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car as he rushed her to the hospital, authorities said.</p> <p>The teenager was in stable condition at a Winchester hospital, according to media reports.</p>
  • The Government In Ferguson Tried Respecting Civil Liberties, Guess What Happened?

    08/15/2014 2:08:15 PM PDT · by bamahead · 88 replies
    Liberty Viral ^ | August 15, 2014
    A stunning change happened overnight in Ferguson, Missouri after the government took a different approach to people’s civil liberties in the area. Gone were the SWAT trucks and snipers. Gone were the riot shields and militaristic outfits. Gone was the hostility. And guess what? Gone was the violence. Yesterday the Missouri Highway Patrol was given responsibility over the area. Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, who is a Ferguson native, marched in front of the crowd and set clear priorities for the marchers which respected their civil liberties. Governor Jay Nixon had vowed to take a different approach to the event,...
  • Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    08/14/2014 8:32:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    Time ^ | August 14, 2014 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Anyone who thinks race does not skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention, Sen. Rand Paul writes for TIME, amid violence in Ferguson, Mo. over the police shooting death of Michael Brown The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown is an awful tragedy that continues to send shockwaves through the community of Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation. If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be...
  • NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front and Center' at the United Nations

    08/13/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 13, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. According to Shelton, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Davis’s father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process. “I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,”...
  • Looks That Kill (Ditch the stormtroopers, bring back the Peelers.)

    08/14/2014 3:41:05 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/14 | Kevin Williamson
    People in places such as Ferguson, Mo., often talk about the police as though they were an occupying force, and there is, in Ferguson and in many other places, a strong racial component. During my time in Philadelphia, the city had a black mayor, a black police commissioner, and a heavily black police force, and the city’s worst crime was concentrated in two black neighborhoods. Police innovations such as sending extra patrols to schools at dismissal time were criticized by community leaders who complained that the police were “targeting” black neighborhoods. Which, of course, they were: That’s where the crime...
  • Police Militarization Is a Problem the Left and Right Can Agree About — and Solve

    08/14/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 14, 2014 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    The outrage over the shooting death of Michael Brown escalated in part because of a sense that nothing had changed, that police officers were still operating in minority communities with a wantonness and brutality that belonged to another era. But over the past two days — as the police in Ferguson have responded to very angry protests with an alarmingly heavy hand, looking and reacting as if they were not the community's own peace officers but an invading army — something remarkable has happened. The longstanding liberal concerns about police racial hostility has seemed to merge with the longstanding libertarian...
  • How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police

    08/14/2014 11:04:46 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 36 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | Emma Roller
    The Pentagon has given 400 armored vehicles, 500 aircraft, 93,000 machine guns to local police This is despite the fact that violent crime in the U.S. has steadily plummeted since 1993. Between 1993 and 2012, the violent-crime rate dropped by nearly
  • Hacktivist Group Anonymous Steps up Threats Against Coeur d'Alene PD [dog shooting]

    08/14/2014 10:44:51 AM PDT · by lonevoice · 36 replies
    Boise Weekly ^ | August 12, 2014 | Zach Hagadone
    Hacktivist Group Anonymous Steps up Threats Against Coeur d'Alene Police Department Over Fatal Dog Shooting The Internet activist group Anonymous is stepping up its threats against the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, demanding a full investigation of the shooting of a 2-year-old black Lab named Arfee by an officer. In a video released Aug. 9, Anonymous accused the department of not adequately investigating the shooting, which took place in the parking lot of a coffee shop July 9. According to reports, the officer fired on the dog after he allegedly lunged from the window of a parked vehicle. "To the Coeur...
  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    08/14/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ap ^ | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP
    SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. ... "All members of the public may not understand the implications of tweeting out a picture of SWAT team activity," said Nancy Korb, who oversees the Alexandria, Virginia, organization's Center for Social Media. "It's a real safety issue, not only for officers but anyone in the vicinity," Korb said. Korb said she is not aware of any social media post that has led to the injury of a police officer, but...
  • In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest

    08/13/2014 9:10:13 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13 | Wesley Lowery
    For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald’s a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown’s shooting as a staging area. Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby. But inside there’s WiFi and outlets, so it’s common for reporters to gather there. snip As I made my way toward the door, the officers gave me conflicting information. One instructed me to exit to my left. As I turned left, another officer emerged, blocking my path. Go another way,” he said. As I turned, my backpack, which was slung over one shoulder, began to slip. I...
  • Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Charged With Plying Boy With Drugs, Groping Him

    08/14/2014 6:16:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    New Times ^ | 8/14/14 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    James H. Edwards III, a Miami-Dade Police sergeant and 27-year veteran of the force, now finds himself behind bars. Edwards allegedly provided a 15-year-old boy with booze and drugs, groped the boy, and then masturbated in front of him. He now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.
  • Tiny Georgia police department posts terrifying SWAT video

    08/13/2014 3:30:40 PM PDT · by bamahead · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2014 | Radley Balko
    The continuing crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has everyone talking about police militarization again. So while we’re on the topic, have a look at the horrifying video above from Doraville, Ga. The video depicts a SWAT training operation for a downed officer. At least as of this writing, the video was posted on the front page of the Doraville Police Department Web site. The audio and effects were added by a YouTube user who goes by Patriotsix6. He uploaded the video in 2009. The images at the beginning and end are from The Punisher, the fictional character described by Wikipedia as...
  • Police arrest man who wins doughnut-eating contest

    08/09/2014 11:50:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 8, 2014
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina man celebrated out-eating some police officers, only to find out that he couldn't outrun them. -snip- Authorities arrested Hardison on Wednesday, one day after he won the adult division of a doughnut-eating contest at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime.
  • Swat Team Raids Innocent Woman's Home; Lawsuit Filed

    08/13/2014 8:28:01 AM PDT · by Dacula · 95 replies
    An elderly woman's home was raided by police after she was suspected of making anonymous online threats against the Evansville police department and Chief Billy Bolin. The 68-year-old woman, Louise Milan was in the house with her 18 year old adopted daughter when police shattered a glass door and burst in after throwing flash grenades inside. Police came up empty-handed in the search for evidence about who had made the threatening posts but only after damaging Louise Milan’s house, handcuffing her and her adopted daughter and seizing their computers, according to a lawsuit that has been filed against the city...
  • West Covina (CA) Police Officers Captured On Video Shooting Bean Bag At Barking Dog

    08/12/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 12, 2014
    WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — West Covina police say two barking dogs were out of control and a threat to children when officers used non-lethal force against them, but witnesses say otherwise. James Clark says he plans to file a formal complaint against two police officers who were captured on video using a bean-bag gun and a fire extinguisher on his two barking dogs.
  • Police Fatally Shoot Man in South L.A.; Family Members Say He Was Lying Down When Shot

    08/13/2014 12:31:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 42 replies
    KTLA 5 News ^ | August 12, 2014 11:39pm PDT | JOHN A. MORENO, MELISSA PAMER AND NERISSA KNIGHT,
    Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a possible officer-involved shooting at the intersection of West 65th Street and South Broadway (map) at 8:12 p.m. Monday, Lt. Ellis Imaizumi of the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday evening. Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated. :snip: A...
  • 'I don't have a gun, stop shooting!' Friend recounts Michael Brown's last words ...

    08/12/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 165 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 12, 2014 | LOUISE BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE
    and actions before police shot the unarmed teen deadMr Johnson said that he and Brown were walking home from a store when the cop told them to get out of the street and 'get the f***' on to the sidewalk'.... The friend said the officer threw open the door which slammed closed again after bouncing off Brown. It was then that the officer grabbed his friend by the neck. 'The time frame was 60 seconds or less, it got out of hand really quickly.' Johnson said that the officer had drawn his gun by this time and threatened to shoot...
  • Chief: Police killed California robbery hostage [police shot hostage 10 times]]

    08/11/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday. The results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police in the city of Stockton fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh, 41, and all her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said at a news conference.
  • St. Paul police officer allegedly left scene of accident

    08/11/2014 6:52:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-11-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    A St. Paul police officer drove through a red light, struck another vehicle with his squad car and left the scene of the accident last spring, according to two misdemeanor charges filed against the officer Monday. Officer Vosinick "Nick" Kellum, 39, was on duty at the time, according to the police department, though the criminal complaint said he hadn't been assigned to respond to any police calls that day and there were no police calls for service in the immediate area of the incident. Kellum, a St. Paul officer since 1999, "admitted to driving the vehicle and being involved in...
  • 'No justice, no peace': Hundreds gather to protest death of 18-year-old black teen ...

    08/10/2014 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 46 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/10/2014 | A. GREG and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    A black teen whose shooting death sparked riots in his St Louis community yesterday was killed after getting into a fight with a cop, police say.
  • Cops Kill Man In Wal-Mart Carrying An Air Rifle That He Might Have Planned To Buy

    08/10/2014 4:09:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A man who was carrying an air rifle in an Ohio Wal-Mart told the police officers that fatally shot him that the gun was “not real,” according to a family member. John Crawford was shot by police Tuesday evening at a Beavercreek store. The Ohio attorney general’s office announced Thursday that he was merely carrying a brand of air rifle that Wal-Mart sells. Another shopper, 37-year-old Angela Williams, collapsed and died as she scrambled to get away after police fired at Crawford. The shooting occurred after police responded to 911 calls about a man carrying a rifle. In one of...
  • ( Illegal ) Man Arrested For DUI After Wreck Pins Victim Between Vehicles

    08/10/2014 4:18:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | NewsOn6.com
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police made an arrest after a man was pinned between two vehicles early Sunday morning in a wreck. Jorge Reyes was driving a Ford F150 pickup recklessly in the area of East 21st Street and Garnett around 2:15 a.m., according to Sergeant Chris Moudy, Tulsa Police Department. He drove through a parking lot on the southwest corner of that intersection where several people had parked their vehicles and were standing around talking. Reyes' pickup ran into another truck, causing a chain reaction that damaged more than one parked vehicle, police say. The victim was pinned between...
  • Angry crowd gathers after Missouri police shoot teen

    08/10/2014 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    FERGUSON, Mo. - A large crowd of angry residents confronted police officers in Missouri on Saturday afternoon, yelling such things as "kill the police" after an officer fatally shot a teenager who witnesses say was unarmed. Officer Brian Schellman, spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, said "a couple hundred" people came out of apartment buildings after an officer shot and killed the young man. Schellman did not identify the male or say what prompted the shooting. But family members and witnesses identified the young man as 18-year-old Michael Brown. Multiple witnesses said Brown had no weapon on him...
  • North Carolina Man Arrested After Beating Police in Doughnut-Eating Contest

    08/09/2014 5:11:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 8, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Bradley Hardison is charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.A North Carolina man who beat police officers in a doughnut-eating contest got his just desserts the next day after they realized that he was a wanted man. Bradley Herbert entered the cuisine-eating competition at the Elizabeth City Police Department's National Night Out Against Crime and won it by polishing off eight doughnuts in two minutes. The field that the 24-year-old defeated included local police officers and firefighters. "I did congratulate him," Lt. Max Robeson told WTKR. "Good for him. He can eat...
  • Fatal shooting by Ferguson police draws angry crowd (shouting "kill the police")

    08/09/2014 4:50:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    A fatal shooting by a Ferguson police officer prompted an angry crowd to confront police this afternoon. St. Louis County and other departments were called to the scene in the 2900 block of Canfield Drive about 2:15 p.m. after shots were reported fired from the crowd. No one was injured from those shots. (snip) The shooting is near an apartment complex and a few hundred people came out into the street after the police shooting, County police said. They were yelling obscenities and shouting "kill the police."