Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $31,010
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: jackboots

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of -

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....
  • Cruz: I won't be 'an emperor'

    01/10/2016 8:53:58 AM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/10/16 | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz had a message for conservatives rabid for the repeal of Obamacare: Don't expect "Day One" results."The president doesn't have the constitutional authority to end it on Day One," he said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union. "The only way to end it is to repeal that statute ... we will repeal Obamacare, but unlike Obama, I don't intend as president to be - to use his word - an emperor."It's a rare appeal to pragmatism from a candidate who typically stokes the conservative id. It came initially as a response to questions about...
  • Delaware State Police Caught on Video Raiding Home, Killing Dog

    11/23/2015 1:46:23 PM PST · by MeganC · 109 replies
    PINAC ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | PINAC News
    Wearing full military gear and wielding high-powered rifles, Delaware state police broke into a home Friday, shooting and killing a dog who was running from them in fear. The entry was captured on Mark Reedy’s security camera, who says police were looking for guns, but the shooting takes place off-frame. The video shows the dog running up to the door as they are trying to break in, yelling “state police … search warrant.” The dog is barking and it’s tail is wagging but as soon as it sees a giant shield enter the home with a gun pointing from behind...
  • Sheriff's deputy threw woman to the floor and forced her mouth open after she took a TYLENOL

    Shocking footage has emerged of an Ohio woman handcuffed and charged with resisting arrest after sheriffs deputies pinned her down on the floor pried open her mouth to retrieve a Tylenol tablet. Surveillance video shows Siobhan Householder, 35, of Akron, being confronted last week by a police officer after she took the prescription medication the altercation left her injured and arrested. Householder was in a holding area while waiting to make a court appearance when she took the medication for a tooth infection, she told the Akron Beacon-Journal.
  • The Standing Armies of Yesterday and the Police State Today

    02/23/2014 3:32:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The International Libertarian ^ | August 22, 2013 | Darren Wolfe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Darren Wolfe gave this presentation at the Citizens for Liberty meeting on August 20, 2013 near Norristown, Pennsylvania. Below are links to source material so readers can do their own research and come to their own conclusions. Many of the quotes used in the presentation are parts of essays or speeches that are well worth reading start to finish. This first series of quotes is from John Trenchard's 1697 book An Argument Shewing, that a Standing Army is inconsistent with a Free Government, and absolutely destructive to the Constitution of the English Monarchy ( And if we enquire how these...
  • Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

    02/05/2014 2:31:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 02/04/2014
    SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) According to a recent study, fatal car crashes involving pot use have tripled in the U.S. Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana, Dr. Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia, and co-author of the study told HealthDay News. Researchers from Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health gathered data from six states California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia that perform toxicology tests on drivers involved in fatal car accidents. This data included over 23,500 drivers that...
  • This image is pretty striking: An eerie snapshot of Obamas America

    10/03/2013 6:13:55 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/2/13 | Twitchy staff
    The attempted closing of memorials in Washington, D.C., has produced many photographs, but few have been as gripping as this one: Morgen @morgenr Obama's America...
  • Is This America?: Parent Manhandled, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core

    09/21/2013 5:38:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    E ucation Is This America?: Parent Manhandled, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum Sep. 20, 2013 7:30pm Jason Howerton Related: Video A parent in Towson, Md., was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after vocally expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School Districts plan to use Common Core standards in its curriculum. Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum. The meeting apparently didnt allow parents to stand up and ask...
  • How did Americas police become a military force on the streets?

    08/28/2013 10:59:26 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 1JUL2013 | Radley Balko
    Are cops constitutional? In a 2001 article for the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, the legal scholar and civil liberties activist Roger Roots posed just that question. Roots, a fairly radical libertarian, believes that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow for police as they exist today. At the very least, he argues, police departments, powers and practices today violate the document’s spirit and intent. “Under the criminal justice model known to the framers, professional police officers were unknown,” Roots writes.
  • Lawsuit: Police seize homes, arrest owners to investigate neighbor

    07/06/2013 10:16:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6 Jul 2013 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A family is suing the city of Henderson, Nevada for violating their Third Amendment rights the constitutional prohibition against quartering soldiers in a private home during peacetime without the owners consent. The Mitchell family says thats essentially what happened when Henderson police allegedly arrested them for refusing to let officers use their homes for a tactical advantage in a domestic violence investigation into a neighbor, according to an official complaint. Police officers contacted Anthony Mitchell on July 10, 2011, with a request to use his house as a lookout while investigating his neighbor. When Mitchell told police that he...
  • Man Shot By Police In Cromwell In Stable Condition, Charged With Larceny (Was fleeing)

    06/12/2013 5:10:14 PM PDT · by raybbr · 9 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | CHRISTINE DEMPSEY and TONY TERZI
    CROMWELL A Cromwell police officer opened fire on an erratic driver who had crashed into buildings and vehicles early Wednesday, police said.The driver, identified as 21-year-old Joshua Beaston, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was in stable condition at Hartford Hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance. Beaston has been charged with second-degree larceny, criminal mischief and trespassing, Vance said. He was placed under state police guard at the hospital with bail set at $500,000 until he can be arraigned.Cromwell Police Chief Anthony Salvatore said the incident started around 4 a.m. with reports of an erratic...
  • Student Wears Rosary For His Grandma; School Forbids It, Calls It Gang Sign

    06/07/2012 1:32:13 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 54 replies ^ | June 6, 2012 |
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A 15-year-old Coon Rapids student says he wears a rosary as a necklace to feel close to his grandmother, who is suffering from breast cancer. But the Anoka-Hennepin School District told him to take the rosary off or face the consequences. Jake Balthazor says he prays for his grandmothers health. She has breast cancer, and Im trying to support her for it, he said. He wears his beliefs proudly. The rosary is one his grandmother gave him, but its also what landed him in the principals office. They think its like a gang sign, Balthazor said....
  • Which should we fear more, a third party or an Only party?

    01/29/2012 7:00:20 PM PST · by JoanVarga · 54 replies
    Primordial Slack ^ | 1/29/2012 | Joan of Argghh!
    Im pretty sure were watching the progressive end-game unfold after its 100-year incremental march. Like Mexicos institutional revolution we have instituted and indoctrinated our own offspring to lead us exactly to this point: One Party Government. It may turn out differently, but Ive seen the tipping point with Mitt Romneys vicious and specious attacks on Newt being repeated by all the media/government players. No, theyre not just the usual suspects of the MSM any more. Now our new media allies have fought their way to some imagined significance and so they kowtow to the powerful. We are all Capt. Schettino...
  • Cain Accuser Accounts Role in Federal Seizure/Kidnapping of Elian Gonzales to Cuba (2000)

    11/09/2011 6:39:21 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies
    Cubanet, (Miami) April 2000 ^ | April 2000 | Mimi Whitfield, Miami Herald
    Her (INS Agent Mill's) instructions: Locate Elian, get him safely into a waiting van, and stay with him and allay his fears until federal agents reunited him with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.After Elian was found in a closet, Mills told him in Spanish: ``I know this seems frightening to you now, but it will all be over very soon,'' said Russ Bergeron, director of media relations for the INS. ``She told him: `We're not going to take you to Cuba. We're not going to put you on a raft. We're taking you...
  • Can the US Government Seize Your Silver or Gold? You Bet!

    08/30/2011 12:33:14 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 65 replies
    Yahoo Finance via Bloomberg Businessweek ^ | 8-26-11 | Susan Bernfield
    How did a Philadelphia family get hold of $40 million in gold coins, and why has the Secret Service been chasing them for 70 years? U.S. Mint/AP Photo This coin is worth $7.6 million The most valuable coin in the world sits in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan. It's Exhibit 18E, secured in a bulletproof glass case with an alarm system and an armed guard nearby. The 1933 Double Eagle, considered one of the rarest and most beautiful coins in America, has a face value of $20and a market value of $7.6...
  • 'State of emergency' in 'Nazi'-cop town

    07/11/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2011 | July 10, 2011
    The Arizona town that's become a YouTube sensation for its police department hauling away a woman speaking at a town-hall meeting declared a state of emergency this afternoon, leaving many local residents in fear of what officers dressed in full riot gear might do. Jennifer "Jade" Jones, 45, the woman forcibly removed by police from a recent public meeting in Quartzsite, Ariz., despite the vocal objections of the mayor, says an illegal secret meeting was held today with the public locked out of the building. "About noon today, the town council, at the request of the police chief, declared an...
  • TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year

    06/20/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/11 | Tara Servatius
    Americans must to decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly. Bus travelers were shocked when jackbooted TSA officers in black SWAT-style uniforms descended unannounced upon the Tampa Greyhound bus station in April with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucrats in tow. A news report by ABC Action News in Tampa showed passengers being given the signature pat downs Americans are used to watching the Transportation Security...
  • Queens woman plans to file suit after she says cops beat her because she didn't pick up dog poo

    12/08/2010 2:29:17 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/08/2010 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Ann Stanczyk had a Black Friday she'll never forget - the 49-year-old Queens woman says she was humiliated and beaten by two NYPD cops in a dispute over dog droppings. Pictures taken by her son a day after the Nov. 26 incident show Stanczyk with a welt under one eye and a garish purple bruise on her breast, plus injuries to her hands and knee. Yesterday, the Polish immigrant filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board and plans to sue. "I just doing it to protect other people from police brutality," Stanczyk told the Daily News. "I don't...
  • Man tased twice when deputy interrupts couple having sex on the lawn

    06/09/2010 10:36:58 AM PDT · by llevrok · 52 replies · 188+ views
    A Thurston County sheriff's deputy tased a man twice early this morning after he interrupted the man having sex with a woman outside a home in the 14000 block of Vail Cutoff Road, according to the sheriff's department. Patrick Bergin, 21, of Yelm, was placed under arrest on suspicion of third-degree assault, Thurston County Chief Criminal Deputy James Chamberlain said. According to Chamberlain: The incident began around 2 a.m. when a deputy was responding to a complaint of loud music outside a residence on Vail Cutoff Road. As the patrol car approached the residence, its lights passed over a couple...
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...

    05/19/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 176 replies · 2,138+ views ^ | May 17, 2010 | unknown
    thatstheguy07 May 17, 2010 Since this video has been getting so many views, and ppl have been asking the same questions, I figured Id explaion a ciuple things here. This video was sent to me by someone on facebook. I dont know who the guy is, what the aftermath was, or which crossing this was at.
  • Meeting Stupidity with Stupidity

    05/09/2010 7:03:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 581+ views ^ | May 9, 2010 | Steve Chapman
    Isaac Newton formulated three laws of motion, No. 3 being: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. If he were still around, he'd propose a fourth: For every action, there is an unequal and opposite overreaction. Lately, Americans seem to be taking advice from Oscar Wilde, who said, "Moderation is a fatal thing." Stupidity can be met and defeated with sensible, proportionate measures. Or it can be met with even greater stupidity. Guess which is the preferred option these days. Last week, a 17-year-old knucklehead exposed his idiocy to the world by venturing onto the field at...
  • Police Attack Video Causes Firestorm Of Controversy

    05/08/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies · 1,392+ views ^ | May 7, 2010 | Chris Halsne
    SEATTLE -- City leaders expressed shock and disappointment Friday at video that first aired on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News showing two Seattle police officers kicking a man as he lay on the ground. The man was detained during a robbery investigation last month. The two officers have been reassigned as police conduct an investigation amid a firestorm of reaction.
  • The Taserification of America

    05/06/2010 9:22:20 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 57 replies · 1,067+ views ^ | 05/06/2010 |
    Unless you've been living in a Waziristan cave for the last 24 years, you've heard about the unfortunate misdemeanor-breaking dude who got Tasered at a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park last night. My computer screen here in Center City went all a-Twitter about it even before all the electrons had even stopped flowing through 17-year-old suburban high school senior Steve Consalvi. My gut instinct when I first learned of it was the same as I feel about it a day later: That while it wasn't exactly a Rodney King affair, clearly the officer had used excessive force. I've been...
  • (TN) Senator Hopes To Stop Police Ticket Quotas...

    04/30/2010 9:49:42 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies · 322+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 04/30/2010 | WSMV
    Senator Hopes To Stop Police Ticket Quotas Some Believe Law Would Make Patrol Officers Less Accountable NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police won't admit it, but many drivers are convinced officers have a quota on the number of the speeding tickets they are supposed to write. Now, there's legislation that would prohibit all police in Tennessee from establishing quotas. "I think there is, and it always has been a quota system. I don't care what they say," said one Nashville driver. State Sen. Tim Burchett, a Republican from Knoxville, believes ticket quotas are happening because of revenue, not for safety reasons. He...
  • Student brought to court in chains for shirking jury duty

    A 19-year-old college freshman missed class Tuesday when a federal judge decided to teach her a civics lesson by ordering federal marshals to haul her in chains from school to court to explain why she shirked jury duty. Kelsey Gloston stood in ankle and wrist restraints in court Tuesday afternoon wearing flip flops, a tight white T-shirt, short-shorts and sporting green streaks in her hair. Though she rolled her eyes and looked impatient while waiting for the judge, once U.S. District Judge David Hittner took the bench her tears flowed. The judge was incensed that the teen had hung up...
  • (Obama eligibility) Pastor Manning Visited By CIA Nov 16, Expects To Be Arrested

    (watch video) Rev Manning was just visited by the CIA regarding his outspoken claims as to Obama's ineligibility to serve as POTUS in not producing not just his BC, but most of his professional and personal records.
  • Police use acoustic warfare to disperse crowds

    10/01/2009 3:16:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 1,442+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 1 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police ordered protesters to disperse at the Group of 20 summit last week with a device that can beam earsplitting alarm tones and verbal instructions that the manufacturer likens to a "spotlight of sound," but that legal groups called potentially dangerous. The device, called a Long Range Acoustic Device, concentrates voice commands and a car alarm-like sound in a 30- or 60-degree cone that can be heard nearly two miles away. It is about two feet square and mounted on a swivel such that one person can point it where it's needed. The volume measures 140-150 decibels...
  • Heckler interrupts Obama health pitch

    09/17/2009 3:38:38 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 39 replies · 1,739+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 Sep | Matthew Mosk
    A heckler was escorted by uniformed officers from President Obamas speech to students at the University of Maryland College Park on Thursday after he briefly interrupted the presidents defense of his health care program. The young man, wearing a grey polo shirt and a beret, began yelling from his second-row seat at the universitys cavernous basketball arena. Obama youre a liar. Obama, your health care kills children. Abortion is murder, he yelled. As the man was being escorted out, another man in the crowd grabbed his beret and tossed it, earning himself a police escort out of the arena. The...
  • Police use Taser on 81 year old man with Cane (Video Link)

    07/30/2009 6:59:46 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 16 replies · 1,055+ views
    cbs47 News.. ^ | 7-30-09 | cakid1
    Police use a Taser on an 81 year man with a cane. In Stockton an 81-year-old man is in jail tonight. ... police used a taser .. because he was allegedly attacking a CHP officer with his Cane.
  • SWAT Gone Wild in Maryland

    07/14/2009 4:28:15 PM PDT · by Leisler · 94 replies · 2,865+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 13, 2009 | Radley Balko
    Late last month, Berwyn Heights, Maryland Mayor Cheye Calvo took the unusual step of filing a civil rights lawsuit against the police department of his own county. The suit stems from a 2008 SWAT team raid on Calvo's house that resulted in the shooting deaths of his two black Labrador retrievers. In pushing back against the abuse he suffered at the hands of the Prince George's County police department, the mayor is helping expose a more widespread pattern of law enforcement carelessness and callousness throughout the state of Maryland. Prince George's police originally obtained a warrant to search Calvo's home...
  • 1st Polluter shot by EPA officers in organization's history

    07/06/2009 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 100 replies · 2,230+ views
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | July 6, 2009 | ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
    EPA fugitive who shot at officers expected to change plea A Utah fugitive critically injured March 10 during a shoot-out with law enforcement officers in a Marathon trailer park is expected to avoid a trial by pleading guilty today.Larkin Baggett, 54, formerly of Salt Lake City, was shot in the neck and buttocks after he allegedly pointed an assault rifle at a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy and three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agents.Baggett was the first man shot by EPA officers in that organization's history.A change of plea hearing is scheduled today in the courtroom of U.S. Judge Michael...
  • Police goof in raid, city stalls on damages

    05/07/2009 8:20:47 PM PDT · by ellery · 32 replies · 2,547+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 7, 2009
    Andrew Leonard was watching television with his wife not long after returning from Ash Wednesday services when police burst through the front door of his North Baltimore home. He was handcuffed, plunked in a chair and told to keep quiet as officers rifled through the house and interrogated him for 15 minutes about drugs and a dealer he knew nothing about. As it turned out, police had the wrong house. The man they were looking for lived two doors down. Leonard, a 33-year-old chemist who has no criminal record, said he and his wife, a 29-year-old credit analyst, were frightened...
  • Federal agency warns of radicals on right (Big Brother is coming)

    04/13/2009 11:49:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 166 replies · 5,620+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 4-14-09 | Audrey Hudson
    The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias. A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. "It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue,...
  • "Thomas Paine" waits on White House (Bob Basso update)

    04/05/2009 9:06:34 AM PDT · by Guns · 11 replies · 777+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/5/2009 | Bob Unruh
    (excerpt)... ...In a statement released by Basso's associate to WND, he said he had not yet been summoned to the White House. Jesse Edwards, a Doyle show producer, said it appears that because the "invitation" became public, the White House has let the issue drop. "We went on the air with it. Now he hasn't heard anything," he told WND. read more...
  • State apologizes for security report targeting third party groups

    03/24/2009 5:41:02 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 23 replies · 1,362+ views
    KY3 ^ | 03/23/2009 | David Catanese
    A state security report that's causing an uproar among conservatives has led to an apology from the head of Missouri's Public Safety Department. The 8-page report was produced by the Missouri Information Analysis Center. It was designed to be a training document for law enforcement on how to identify homegrown threats. But considerable backlash from conservatives has prompted an apology from the state. The report, entitled "The Modern Militia Movement," paints right wing groups as a potential domestic security threat. But how those groups are defined is what has caused the uproar. "It seems like it's an attack on a...
  • Breaking News: Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Free From Prison (both free)

    02/17/2009 8:32:21 AM PST · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 5,313+ views
    KFOX-TV ^ | 2-17-09
    At 3 a.m. mountain time, former Border Patrol agent Jose Compean was released from the Elkton Federal Prison in Elkton, Ohio. Former agent Ignacio Ramos was released about five hours later from the Phoenix Federal Prison in Phoenix, Ariz. Ramos and Compean will officially be released from Federal Bureau of Prison custody on March 20th, but on Tuesday both were allowed to rejoin their families. They had been in prison since January 2007. Ramos and Compean were in prison for shooting drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila and then trying to cover it up. On President Bushs last day in office,...
  • Virginia: Crime Panel Deadlocks on Gun Show Rule

    01/14/2009 6:26:36 PM PST · by HokieMom · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Washington *bleep* ^ | 1.14.09 | Kunkle
    RICHMOND, Jan. 13 -- The Virginia State Crime Commission on Tuesday declined to endorse closing the so-called gun show loophole in Virginia law, heightening uncertainty about the prospects of success in the General Assembly. The deadlocked vote -- taken before a large crowd that included gun owners, at least one survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings and friends and relatives of other massacre victims -- highlighted an enduring split between country and city that transcends party affiliation in Virginia. Two key commission members bucked their parties' habitual views of gun control measures. The commission's chairman, Del. David B. Albo (R-Fairfax),...
  • Botched raid costs Minneapolis $600,000

    01/07/2009 8:07:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies · 2,133+ views
    Star Tribuen ^ | 13 December, 2008 | NORMAN DRAPER, a nd S TEVE BRANDT
    A family whose lives were shattered by a mistaken police raid a year ago have been awarded a $612,498 settlement by the city of Minneapolis to make amends. -------------------------cut----------------- "It's only a mistake for them, but it changed our lives forever," Moua said Friday at a news conference held at Heffelfinger's office. "We want what's best for our children. It's a miracle we survived that night. No amount of money can fix what we went through that night." Acting on wrong information from an informant, a SWAT team broke into Vang Khang's north Minneapolis house last December expecting to find...
  • No deaths, this time

    01/04/2009 6:40:12 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies · 1,757+ views
    Las Vegas police officers served a search warrant at the Seven Hills home of Emmanuel Dozier on Panorama Ridge Drive in Henderson at about 9:30 last Sunday evening. The officers say they announced themselves, got no response, and opened fire to break the lock off the metal front door. At that point, the suspect, a 32-year-old sheet-metal worker, also opened fire. Three police officers were wounded. Mr. Dozier, who was suspected of cocaine trafficking and is now held in lieu of $3 million bail, says he thought it was a home invasion. "I want you to know something in your...
  • McCain Miami Rally, Getting Ugly Down Here [Two Obama Supporters Crash a McCain Rally]

    10/29/2008 8:22:33 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 42 replies · 3,480+ views
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Oct. 29, 2008 | Sean Quinn
    Look in later today for our On the Road piece from Wilmington, North Carolina. We're a bit ahead of our coverage, which occasionally happens out here with the long distances, input, output and timing demands. Tonight we'll be at the Obama-Clinton rally in Kissimmee, Florida, and we're breaking in from Miami, where John McCain just concluded his "Joe the Plumber" rally at Everglades Lumber. After the rally, we witnessed a near-street riot involving the exiting McCain crowd and two Cuban-American Obama supporters. Tony Garcia, 63, and Raul Sorando, 31, were suddenly surrounded by an angry mob. There is a moment...
  • Imagine If Obama Loses By One Vote, Liberals Warn

    10/23/2008 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies · 2,485+ views
    Imagine If Obama Loses By One Vote, Liberals Warn Thursday, October 23, 2008 By Susan Jones, Senior Editor ( Imagine if Sen. Barack Obama loses the presidential election by one vote, and imagine if you were the person who meant to vote for him but never made it to the polls. Pretend it just happened. Thats the thrust of a new video from a liberal, pro-Obama group. As polls show the presidential race tightening in swing states such as Pennsylvania and Florida, is pressing a get-out-the-vote message with a funny, scary video showing people what it might look...
  • Palin: Obama's Talk Doesnt Sound Like The Politics Of Hope

    09/20/2008 12:39:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 437+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2008 | Scott Conroy
    (GREEN BAY, Wisc.) As she continues to sharpen her attacks against her Democratic rivals, Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of not abiding by his campaigns own mantra. "Now earlier today our opponent told his supporters to go out and argue with those who disagree with him, Palin said. He told them to get in your face, and you know, that doesn't sound like the politics of hope or the politics of change to me. At a campaign event in Elko, Nevada, on Wednesday, Obama did incite his supporters to argue with people who question his commitment to protecting the Second...
  • Dem [DEN] cops cuff, stuff Christian girls

    08/29/2008 6:03:29 AM PDT · by Wings-n-Wind · 22 replies · 173+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | August 29, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Dem cops cuff, stuff Christian girls Sidewalk chalk messages challenged Obama's moral positions ****************** Posted: August 29, 2008 12:30 am Eastern By Bob Unruh 2008 WorldNetDaily DENVER Two teenagers who had been given city permission to write their messages protesting Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's support for abortion on public sidewalks during the Democratic National Convention this week were shoved to the sidewalk, cuffed and arrested for doing just that. [SNIP] "I was peacefully sidewalk chalking when I was forcefully pushed to ground by a police officer from behind," Jayne White, 17, described. "As I was being...
  • More of the Same: My Two Cents on Lawless Law Enforcement

    08/09/2008 9:40:03 PM PDT · by Natty · 30 replies · 188+ views
    Spare Change | August 8, 2008 | David J. Aland
    Armed men in street clothes and masks kicked down the doors of innocent citizens, guns blazing, and rounded up the residents. When they left, the floors were smeared in blood. It reads like the first line of an intense novel, a Reuters story from Darfur or Zimbabwe, a history of the conflict in Kosovo, or a smuggled-out account of the Chinese pre-Olympics roundups. Recently deceased Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the scourge of the abusive Soviet leadership, could have written it. Sadly, it comes from far closer to home: Marylands Prince Georges County. Last week, the PG County Sheriffs SWAT team stormed the...
  • New York's Video Vigilante, Scourge of Parking Enforcers

    08/05/2008 12:47:16 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 567+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 03 Aug 2008 | Keith B. Richburg
    He calls himself "Jimmy Justice," a self-styled "cop-arazzi," armed only with a video camera as he prowls the streets of New York looking for law enforcement officers who are breaking the law. His targets are illegally parked city government vehicles -- particularly cars of traffic cops blocking bus stops, sitting in "no parking" zones or double-parked. Cop cars blocking fire hydrants make him particularly incensed. "Something like that is just despicable," Jimmy fumed, pointing to a police enforcement vehicle parked next to a fire hydrant on 33rd Street on Manhattan's West Side on a muggy July afternoon. "They're never allowed...
  • Police close Muslim quarter in Lhasa

    03/28/2008 2:26:28 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 1,033+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 28, 2008 | By Charles Hutzler
    LHASA, ChinaPolice closed off Lhasa's Muslim quarter on Friday, two weeks after Tibetan rioters burned down the city's mosque amid the largest anti-Chinese protests in nearly two decades. Officers blockaded streets into the area, allowing in only residents and worshippers observing the Muslim day of prayer. A heavy security presense lingered in other parts of Lhasa's old city as clean-up crews waded through the destruction inflicted when days of initially peaceful protests turned deadly on March 14. It was not clear why the area was cordoned off, although rioters had prominently targeted businesses belonging to Chinese Muslim migrants known as...
  • [Washington, DC] PD to start warrantless home searches for firearms this month according to WTOP 630

    03/14/2008 7:20:21 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 104 replies · 3,732+ views
    WTOP 630 AM news talk radio ^ | 03/13/2008 | Heard on radio news WTOP 630 AM
    Sorry if this has already been posted. They were talking about it on the air. The plan is for DC police officers to go house to house in certain areas and search for weapons and if any are found they will NOT prosecute. Last time I checked this was against the law.
  • SWAT officers invade home, take 11-year-old at gunpoint

    01/07/2008 4:04:46 AM PST · by driftdiver · 145 replies · 292+ views
    WND ^ | Jan 7, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Nearly a dozen members of a police SWAT team in western Colorado punched a hole in the front door and invaded a family's home with guns drawn, demanding that an 11-year-old boy who had had an accidental fall accompany them to the hospital, on the order of Garfield County Magistrate Lain Leoniak. The boy's parents and siblings were thrown to the floor at gunpoint and the parents were handcuffed in the weekend assault, and the boy's father told WND it was all because a paramedic was upset the family preferred to care for their son themselves. Someone, apparently the unidentified...