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  • Homeowner Shot After Georgia Police Go to Wrong Home Dies

    06/10/2016 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jeff Martin
    A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Center, attorney Keith Martin said. A preliminary review of the 911 call indicates the three officers who responded had gone to the wrong home and showed up at Powell's house, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. Powell was armed with a gun and was shot in the neck by one of the officers, authorities said. He had grabbed the gun for protection, not knowing who might be outside...
  • Ten California deputies put on leave after video shows man being beaten

    04/10/2015 2:58:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    cnn ^ | Ralph Ellis and Michael Pearson
    KNBC reported that the man -- identified by authorities as Francis Pusok -- appeared to be kicked 17 times, punched 37 times and hit with a baton four times. Pusok was later hospitalized, KNBC reported, citing authorities. "The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately," McMahon said in a statement. The ACLU of Southern California issued a statement Friday saying that it was "deeply troubled" by the images. "While we applaud Sheriff John McMahon's prompt decision to investigate the disturbing actions of his deputies, we believe more is needed," the organization...
  • DHS Ransacks couple's home without explanation, strips woman naked

    06/26/2014 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Police State UsA ^ | June 20, 2014 | Site Staff
    HOMESTEAD, FL — EXCLUSIVE — A Florida couple was traumatized after a dozen heavily armed SWAT agents crashed through their front door, flash-banged their cat, aimed rifles at them and searched their home without explanation. * * * * * The raid took place in the pre-dawn hours of June 10th, 2014. At approximately 6:16 a.m., Kari Edwards and her live-in boyfriend were intruded upon by men dressed in full SWAT gear and wielding rifles. After smashing down the couple’s front door, agents tossed concussion grenades and proceeded into the home. “They busted in like I was a terrorist or...
  • Documents Detail Crime Scene Search After Killeen Officers Shot (No-Knock Raid gone bad)

    05/15/2014 3:35:28 PM PDT · by bamahead · 29 replies Waco, TX ^ | May 15, 2014 | Rachel Cox
    KILLEEN (May 14, 2014) Documents released Wednesday including search warrant affidavits and a lengthy evidence inventory provide details of both the drug raid that left one Killeen police officer dead and another injured and of the crime scene investigation that followed the deadly shooting. Police Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie, 47, and Officer Odis Denton, 37, were shot as they and other officers served the narcotics search warrant just after 5:30 a.m. Friday at 1104 Circle M Dr. Apt. 3 in Killeen. Dinwiddie died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the intensive care unit of Scott & White Hospital. Denton, who was...
  • Sad! Cop Shoots Dog During Child's Birthday Party

    02/12/2014 3:25:56 PM PST · by cycjec · 27 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | February 11, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Officer shoots dog The officer can be seen shooting the dog in this picture and in the video A man in Idaho with Parkinson’s disease had his service dog shot by an officer who felt the dog was too aggressive. It was as the man’s 9-year old son’s birthday party wound down. The officer came in response to a call that the dogs were on the loose. He shot the 7-year-old black labrador, named “Hooch,” at point-blank range when the dog menaced him. The dog’s owner Rick Clubb said the officer was much too trigger-happy. Adding insult to injury, Mr....
  • ‘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 District’s 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 didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask...
  • The Images Of SWAT Teams In Boston Suburbs Are Terrifying

    04/22/2013 8:54:06 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 110 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/21/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    In the last 10 years, American forces have cleared cities house by house plenty of times. But they don't usually do that right here in the United States. This video shows a specific example of what it looks like when thousands of police and FBI agents descended on suburban America decked out in military gear. They had orders to clear a "20-block area" of the neighborhood, and systematically searched from door-to-door. The video shows police shouting at an innocent resident and barking at him repeatedly to keep his hands up.
  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    01/27/2013 7:24:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country's founders would likely have viewed police, as they exist today, as a standing army, and therefore a threat to liberty. Even so, excessive force and disregard for the Bill of Rights have become epidemic in today’s world. According to civil liberties reporter Radley Balko, these are all symptoms of a generation-long shift to increasingly aggressive, militaristic, and arguably unconstitutional policing—one that would have shocked the conscience of America’s founders. Rise of the Warrior Cop traces...
  • Behind-the-scenes security for the presidential inauguration (Lot's of Good Guys with Guns)

    01/19/2013 11:58:43 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | 01/18/2013 | John Miller
    Security for President Barack Obama's second inauguration will, of course, be extremely tight. Uniformed police will be everywhere in Washington. ---snip--- But some of the security is meant to be nearly invisible. At Union Station, two men who could have been waiting for a train were actually DHS Behavioral Detection Officers who blend into the crowd. Trained to look for suspicious behavior among passengers, they were in communication with teams of armed TSA officers.
  • Does an NFA reg turns your residence into a search at will zone?

    12/27/2012 3:00:19 PM PST · by kiryandil · 57 replies
    December 27, 2012 | Interweb tubes
    Seeing that the CA Fascist thug from the US House of Lords, Dianne "Brownshirt" Feinstein. is threatening law-abiding US peasants with forced National Firearm Act registration of ALL semi-automatic weapons, the question arises: Can the BATF search your house at will if you have an NFA registered weapon? I have seen this answered in the affirmative elsewhere. Basically, the Fascist thug old bat wants to get rid of the 4th Amendment for gun-owning peasants, as she knifes the Second Amendment in the back.
  • Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection (Big Government™ is watching you)

    10/07/2011 8:18:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | 2011-10-07 | Declan McCullagh
    An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues...
  • San Mateo Cops Kill Dogs in Park; Family Outraged

    09/28/2011 12:25:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Henry K. Lee
    A San Mateo family expressed outrage Tuesday that police shot and killed their two dogs after they escaped and started barking at children in a park. Police countered that the animals were vicious and one of them hadn't even been slowed after being jolted with a Taser stun gun. Carla Torres, 38, said her two boxers, a female named Bella and a male named Jordan, may have been loose and loud at Laurie Meadows Park on Monday, but that there was no reason for officers to shoot them. "I wish the police would have waited for animal control," Torres said....
  • Family dog shot by U.S. Marshal

    09/19/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 16, 2011 | Penny Eims , Dog News Examiner
    Providence, RI - Rhode Island State Police say that the shooting death of a woman's Pit bull, "Champ" was an "unfortunate accident". Accident or not, a beloved family companion is dead. The tragedy happened on Wednesday morning when a fugitive task force was stationed outside of a home in Providence. Though the task force was waiting for a fugitive to emerge, they were instead greeted by two dogs who had been let out for a potty break. Moments after the dogs were let outside, shots were fired. The officer who fired the three shots told the dog's owner that the...
  • Does SWAT Need to Be Explained?

    09/13/2011 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Immerito · 37 replies
    Tactical Response ^ | September 2011 | Ed Sanow
    Does SWAT Need to Be Explained? Written by Ed Sanow I get frustrated with the educational sessions at chief’s conferences on SWAT. The attendees are treated like kindergarten kids. “There are some vewy, vewy bad people out there. They won’t do what the nice police officers tell them. So, sometimes, those nice police officers need help from ‘special’ police officers.” You got to be kidding me! Some 90% of agencies serving populations of more than 50,000 people, and 70% of agencies serving smaller populations have some kind of SWAT team. Yet, SWAT has to be explained like it is something...
  • Bellevue family sues FBI over 'terrifying' raid

    06/17/2011 8:24:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | June 16, 2011 | Brian Bowling
    The lasting impact of the raid on Gary Adams' home became clear in a comment from his 3-year-old granddaughter during a recent trip to the pharmacy. "She said, 'Granddad. Police. Hide,' " Adams, 57, of Bellevue recalled Wednesday while discussing the federal lawsuit he filed against the officers who burst into his home March 3. Led by FBI Special Agent Karen Springmeyer, about a dozen officers used a battering ram to enter Adams' rented Orchard Street home in a search for Sondra Hunter, then 35. But Hunter hadn't lived at that address for almost two years, while Adams and his...
  • Defend the castle!

    06/10/2011 6:28:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies ^ | 8 June, 2011 | Oleg Volk
    Recently, police have been involved in what looks like murder in the course of home invasion and murder with intimidation of witnesses and press. At this rate, I expect the distinction between the ordinary Ordnungspolizei and Einsatzgruppen to become insignificant. As the experience with Minneapolis home invaders indicates, birdshot is not sufficient against armored opponents. At least two good hits were scored by the defender with minimal effect. The perpetrators were decorated by the police department even though they wrongdoing and settled the case at the cost to the taxpayers of over $600K. At least in this case the victims...
  • 'Unpaid Student Loan' Raid Claim Refuted as Feds Target California Couple in Fraud Probe

    06/10/2011 7:51:40 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 213 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-9-11 | Fox News
    A California man who initially claimed to a local television station that he was roughed up by "SWAT team" members who allegedly battered down his front door to execute a search warrant related to his estranged wife's unpaid student loans was targeted due to an ongoing probe into alleged financial aid fraud. Local law enforcement officials have thus far not commented on the Stockton man's claim to ABC News 10/KXTV that he was grabbed by the neck and placed in handcuffs in back of a patrol car for six hours as his three children looked on during execution of the...
  • SWAT Team Raids Man's Home Over Student Loans

    06/08/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 92 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6-8-2011 | RightwardHo
    "Kenneth Wright does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 a.m. on Tuesday."
  • SWAT team launch dawn raid on family home to collect unpaid student loans [O's Dept of Education]

    06/08/2011 4:35:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2011
    A father was dragged from his home and handcuffed in front of his children by a SWAT team looking for his estranged wife - to collect her unpaid student loans. A stunned Kenneth Wright had his front door kicked in by the raiding party at 6 am yesterday before being dragged onto his front porch, handcuffed and led to a police car with his three children. He says he was then detained for six hours while officers looked for his wife - who no longer lives at the house. Mr Wright was later told by Stockton police that the order...
  • title:Video: SWAT team raids house over … unpaid student loans

    06/08/2011 10:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Via JWF and Reason, we now present this instructional video from the Department of Education. Now that the government has for all practical pruposes nationalized the student-loan industry, the DoE would like to educate recipients on new loan-collection processes. The banks used to send bill collectors and file claims in court, but the Obama administration doesn’t like those kind of harsh private-sector measures to retrieve lost capital. Instead, they’ll send a SWAT team to kick in your door and frighten your children — even if you don’t live with them anymore: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Kenneth Wright does...
  • Dept. of Education breaks down Stockton man's door

    06/08/2011 6:02:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 176 replies
    News10 | 6/8/11 | Leigh Paynter
    Gannett. Link only per FR posting rules. Link here.
  • MTA Officers Detain Man For Taking Pictures (Lie to him/detain him)

    06/02/2011 8:48:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Baltimore ( ^ | 01 JUN 11 | Pat Warren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Transit Administration says more training may be called for after three MTA officers detained a man for taking pictures at a light rail station. Pat Warren has more on the incident. According to the ACLU, this isn’t the first time MTA Police have overstepped their bounds. In a YouTube posting, Christopher Fussell left the camera rolling when he was confronted by three MTA officers for taking pictures at the Baltimore Cultural Light Rail Station. “It is my understanding that I am free to take pictures as long as it’s not for commercial purposes but for...
  • All four homes in raid tied to Guerena family

    05/28/2011 1:49:58 AM PDT · by petitfour · 420 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/28/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    Records released by the Pima County Sheriff's Department this week show that the four houses served with search warrants the morning of May 5 - when Jose Guerena was shot and killed by a SWAT team - are less than four miles apart and are all connected to the Guerena family. And while initial reports were that doctors told the Guerena family that Jose had been shot 60 times, the Pima County medical examiner's preliminary report says he was shot 22 times. In its sole briefing on the incident, the Sheriff's Department said SWAT team members fired 71 rounds. Aside...
  • SWAT raid: deadly force justified when serving search warrant

    05/27/2011 9:15:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 85 replies ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Steve Nuńez
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Video of the SWAT raid and deadly shooting of former Marine Jose Guerena has raised many questions from 9 On Your Side viewers who wanted to know how much force police are legally allowed to use when serving a search warrant. 9 On Your Side Reporter Steve Nuńez sat down with Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Bloom to show him the raw footage of the raid. The Pima County Sheriff's Department released the video to the media on Thursday. "I'm sure everyone's reaction first of all, it's horrible," said Bloom as he watched SWAT officers fire 71 bullets...
  • Feds mine Facebook for info

    04/25/2011 12:14:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    The Detroit News ^ | Monday, April 25, 2011 12:05 am | Robert Snell
    DETROIT — Federal investigators in Detroit have taken the rare step of obtaining search warrants that give them access to Facebook accounts of suspected criminals. The warrants let investigators view photographs, email addresses, cell phone numbers, lists of friends who might double as partners in crime, and see GPS locations that could help disprove alibis. There have been a few dozen search warrants for Facebook accounts nationwide since May 2009, including three approved recently by a federal magistrate judge in Detroit, according to a Detroit News analysis of publicly available federal court records. The trend raises privacy and evidentiary concerns...
  • Fourth Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity for Botched SWAT Raid

    03/23/2011 11:33:29 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 40 replies
    The Agitator ^ | 03/23/2011 | Radley Balko
    It wasn’t a drug raid. But the details are fun. From the opinion: On May 31, 2007, Sam Bellotte printed some photographs from a memory card at a self-service station in a Winchester, Virginia Wal-Mart. When he went to pay for the prints, a clerk insisted on inspecting the photos. Mr. Bellotte admitted that some contained nudity and surrendered them, then made other purchases and left the store. The Wal-Mart employees charged with discarding the photos noticed one depicting male genitalia seemingly next to a child’s face. Concerned that the photograph was child pornography, the employees notified the Frederick County...
  • NC Man Convicted Of Making Counterfeit Coins

    03/19/2011 12:34:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    wspa ^ | March 18, 2011
    STATESVILLE, NC -- A man from North Carolina was convicted of minting his own currency. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday afternoon that 67-year old Bernard von NotHaus was convicted of making, possessing and selling his own coins. During the eight day trial, the U.S. Attorney's Office said the investigation into NotHaus' activities began in 2005 and involved minting of coins worth an estimated $7 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the coins were made to resemble United States coins and that the Liberty Dollar coins were intended to be used as counterfeit money. NotHaus was the founder of a...

    03/03/2011 7:04:23 AM PST · by shortstop · 76 replies ^ | 03/03/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    First they came for our bicycles. Now they’ve come for our guns. One day after word leaked of a New York State plan to require license plates and annual fees for bicycles, information has gotten out about pending legislation that would register and attach a fee to every firearm in the state. Already one of the most anti-gun states in the country, New York’s move would all but nullify the Second Amendment. At issue is Senate Bill 2994, which is linked in its entirety at the bottom of this column. It would require every gun owner in the state to...
  • Phoenix Cop Fatally Shoots Domestic-Violence Suspect -- and His Dog -- For No Apparent Reason

    02/08/2011 8:18:39 PM PST · by Immerito · 77 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | October 06, 2010 | James King
    Yesterday, we told you about an officer-involved shooting in Phoenix. Details were limited, so we said to check back later. We got the details and they're pretty nuts. According to court documents obtained by New Times, Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after fatally shooting 29-year-old Daniel Rodriquez. Rodriquez's mother called police about noon yesterday to report that she and her son had gotten into an argument and that Rodriquez was breaking things in her trailer home near Baseline Road and Central Avenue. Officer Chrisman and another officer found Rodriquez's mother...
  • Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and the 4th Amendment

    01/17/2011 5:46:00 AM PST · by IbJensen · 82 replies
    New American ^ | 16 January 2011 | Bob Adelmann
    When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on a Fourth Amendment case decided by the Kentucky Supreme Court (Kentucky v. King), alarm bells went off. Under the Fourth Amendment, as readers are no doubt aware, “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” But what if police pick the wrong house,...
  • WATCH: Police Kill Man In Drug Raid Gone Wrong

    01/18/2011 2:17:18 PM PST · by darkside321 · 125 replies
    Utah police shot and killed a man within seconds of storming his parents' home, video of the raid shows. The police had a warrant to search for drugs, but found only a small amount of pot and an empty vial that had apparently contained meth. Local media report that Todd Blair, 45, was a drug addict rather than a dealer, according to friends and family. In the video, Blair can be seen holding a golf club above his head as police smash through his door. Within seconds, without demanding Blair drop the iron or lay down, Weber-Morgan Strike Force Sgt....
  • Cop on leave in grandpa shooting

    01/06/2011 11:48:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7 Jan 2011 | Herald Staff
    A Framingham SWAT team member yesterday was placed on administrative leave for fatally shooting a 68-year-old grandfather of 12, police said, as relatives struggled to cope with the sudden and violent death. “I was shocked,” said grandson Andrew Wilkins, 23, of Springfield, who fondly recalled playing pickup basketball in Cambridge with Eurie Stamps. “I just didn’t understand what transpired. What exactly caused a situation like that to happen?” Early Tuesday morning, police raided the home at 26 Fountain St. as part of a multiweek drug investigation and shot Stamps, who was not the target of the investigation, according to police...
  • More From NSSF On Proposed ATF Long Gun Reporting

    12/31/2010 5:13:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    NSSF ^ | 30 December, 2010 | Larry Keane
    More on ATF Multiple Sales Reporting December 29, 2010 By Larry Keane An editorial in today’s Washington Post discussed the recent decision by ATF to require federally licensed firearms retailers along the Southwest border to report multiple sales, or other dispositions, of most semi-automatic rifles. Specifically this would impact .22 caliber or larger semi-automatic rifles that are capable of accepting a detachable magazine and are purchased by the same individual within five consecutive business days. Though the Post supports this ill-advised proposal, it did acknowledge the legitimacy surrounding one of industry’s objections: “When reports of its plan surfaced, the administration...
  • Police video shows how drug raid turned deadly [SWAT v. golf club]

    12/30/2010 4:19:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 275 replies · 1,061+ views ^ | 27 Dec 2010 | Erin Alberty
    Shouts break the evening silence. “Police! Search warrant!” Officers burst through the door. A man appears across the room. Metal glints from his clasped hands. Shots echo from a police-issue Glock 22. Todd Blair slumps to the floor. “Five seconds,” said Blair’s mother, Arlean. “In five seconds, he was dead.” Officers entered Blair’s home Sept. 16 during a drug raid when he stepped into the hall, wielding a golf club, police video shows. Ogden police Sgt. Troy Burnett shot Blair, 45, in the head and chest. The shooting was deemed legally justified.
  • Traver Off Target - Obama’s ATF pick exemplifies what is wrong with U.S. law enforcement.

    12/29/2010 1:28:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 10+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 29, 2010 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Traver Off TargetObama's ATF pick exemplifies what is wrong with U.S. law enforcement. Pres. Barack Obama has nominated Andrew Traver, an episodically dishonest campaigner against Americans’ right to keep and bear arms, to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is arguably the least competent of our major federal law-enforcement agencies and unquestionably the least impressive of them. The bureau probably ought to be dissolved and its functions dispersed among other agencies before it does more harm to the republic than it already has; it certainly should not be entrusted to a man with documented hostility...
  • Police: Man Killed By Officers Was Pointing A Water Nozzle

    12/13/2010 7:16:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    AP) ^ | December 13, 2010 1:52 PM
    McDonnell says the officers believed the man had a gun and were awaiting the arrival of backup when the man pointed the object in a two-handed posture that looked like what a person would do when they are about to fire a weapon.
  • Man killed by Long Beach police was holding a water nozzle, not a gun, police say

    12/15/2010 6:28:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 143 replies
    The 35-year-old Long Beach man killed in an officer-involved shooting Sunday was holding a pistol-grip water nozzle, not a gun, Long Beach police officials said Monday. Two officers responded to a 911 call at 4:40 p.m. Sunday from a neighbor reporting an intoxicated man holding a "six-shooter" in the 5300 block of East Ocean Boulevard in the upscale Belmont Shore neighborhood. "The officers had a position of cover and were observing the suspect while other officers were en route," said Sgt. Dina Zapalski, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. Zapalski said Douglas Zerby had been sitting on a...
  • Cop shoots, kills family dog (Golden Retriever)

    12/20/2010 9:59:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 561 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/20/10 | Alexis Stevens
    A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked. But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night. “He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.” A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to...
  • Erik Scott family files federal civil rights suit in Costco shooting

    10/29/2010 1:49:03 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 | 12:57 p.m. | By Steve Green.
    The Las Vegas police department was sued in federal court Thursday by the family of Erik Scott, which claims his civil rights were violated when officers shot and killed him at a Costco on July 10. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for Nevada, names as defendants the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff Doug Gillespie, officers William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola as well as Costco Wholesale Corp. and Costco security officer Shai Lierly.
  • Family outraged after officer shoots dog(DC)

    09/29/2010 5:11:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 22 September, 2010 | NA
    Family members claim they called police for help Wednesday morning, but when officers arrived, they were treated like criminals and an officer shot and killed their family dog. It all unfolded in the 1100 block of Fiji Lane in Landover. Four-year-old Mercedes, a Rottweiler mix, is the latest dog shot and killed by police in Prince George's County. Dog owner Sterling Barlow said about Mercedes, "Cold blood... Shot in the head for no reason." The problem started when owner Sterling Barlow's brother pulled into the family driveway after work early Wednesday morning. The family claims two men immediately approached, armed...
  • Family outraged after officer shoots dog

    09/23/2010 7:45:07 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 60 replies ^ | September 22, 2010 | ABC 7 News
    Family members claim they called police for help Wednesday morning, but when officers arrived, they were treated like criminals and an officer shot and killed their family dog. It all unfolded in the 1100 block of Fiji Lane in Landover. Four-year-old Mercedes, a Rottweiler mix, is the latest dog shot and killed by police in Prince George's County. Dog owner Sterling Barlow said about Mercedes, "Cold blood... Shot in the head for no reason." The problem started when owner Sterling Barlow's brother pulled into the family driveway after work early Wednesday morning. The family claims two men immediately approached, armed...
  • Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs

    07/14/2010 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 285 replies · 2+ views
    Grist ^ | 14 July 2010 | David Gumpert
    When the 20 agents arrived bearing a search warrant at her Ventura County farmhouse door at 7 a.m. on a Wednesday a couple weeks back, Sharon Palmer didn't know what to say. This was the third time she was being raided in 18 months, and she had thought she was on her way to resolving the problem over labeling of her goat cheese that prompted the other two raids. (In addition to producing goat's milk, she raises cattle, pigs, and chickens, and makes the meat available via a CSA.) But her 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine, wasn't the least bit tongue-tied. "She...
  • Newlywed couple: Officer blocked us from ER during bride's stroke

    06/20/2010 12:23:49 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 129 replies · 112+ views
    WRCB-TV ^ | 2010.06.19 | Callie Starnes & WRCB Staff
    A patient, believed to be having a stroke, says an officer with the Chattanooga Police Department blocked her husband from taking her to the emergency room at Erlanger Wednesday night. Aline Wright is a cancer survivor, amputee and a newlywed. Wednesday night she began to show signs she was having a stroke. "I started feeling some left arm numbness and a facial droop," said Aline. "It appeared to me that I was probably having a stroke." That's when her husband of four days, Jesse Wright, put her in the car and rushed her to the Erlanger Medical Center. Wright knows...
  • Confiscating Your Property

    05/19/2010 7:17:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies · 2,127+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | John Stossel
    In America, we're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Life, liberty and property can't be taken from you unless you're convicted of a crime. Your life and liberty may still be safe, but have you ever gone to a government surplus auction? Consumer reporters like me tell people, correctly, that they are great places to find bargains. People can buy bikes for $10, cars for $500. But where did the government get that stuff? Some is abandoned property. But some I would just call loot. The cops grabbed it. Zaher El-Ali has repaired and sold cars in Houston for...
  • Sheriff's department launches internal investigation after deputies enter woman's home

    04/05/2010 12:49:57 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 55 replies · 2,134+ views ^ | Last Update: 4/01 8:58 pm
    17 News discovered a youtube video of Kern County Sheriff's Deputies and a bail bonds enforcement officer entering a local woman's home after she told them they couldn't come in without a warrant and her consent. With the evidence she caught on tape, the law seems to be on her side. "I don't need a warrant," the bondsman said as he appeared to enter on his own into the home from a back door on the youtube video. There were also sheriff's deputies at the front door. Deputies and bail bond enforcement officials have different laws but a local bail...
  • NYPD Union Rep Called "Rat" for Whistleblowing

    02/25/2010 8:06:58 AM PST · by ellery · 18 replies · 630+ views
    Gothamist ^ | February 24, 2010
    Officer Frank Palestro, the latest cop to call foul on corruption in the NYPD, has gotten serious flak from his fellow police and the union, though he maintains he was just doing his duty. The union delegate and nine-year police veteran was outed after secretly reporting Lt. Susana Seda for behavior such as telling cops to write summonses for traffic violations they didn't witness, refusing to take complaints and tampering with a gun at a crime scene. Since then, he's been transferred so he won't have to deal with the wrath of his peers in the precinct. "I was the...
  • Victim to Speak 'From the Grave' in Peterson Case

    01/19/2010 8:16:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies · 433+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | AP
    JOLIET, Ill. — Six years after she mysteriously drowned in a bathtub, Kathleen Savio is finally getting her day in court. Savio essentially will testify from the grave Tuesday, with witnesses expected to tell a judge in Illinois how Savio discussed and wrote about her fears that her husband, former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, would kill her. The hearing is expected to provide the first detailed look at evidence prosecutors contend ties Peterson to Savio's death. It stems from a state law that allows a judge to admit hearsay evidence -- testimony from witnesses who recount what they heard...
  • Court upholds police pointing gun at lawful carrier

    12/31/2009 9:46:30 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 53 replies · 2,147+ views
    Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 31, 2009 | Ed Stone
    It's open season on gun carriers. A case out of the First Circuit has some painful lessons for gun carriers in Georgia. A United States Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the constitutionality of pointing a gun at any citizen daring to carry, lawfully, a concealed weapon in public. The First Circuit Court of Appeals is the Court just below the United States Supreme Court in the New England states. The case stems from a lawyer who sued a police officer after he was detained for lawfully carrying a concealed weapon while in possession of a license to carry...
  • Man who held knife at side guilty of threatening liquor cops (plainclothes "cops" jackbootery)

    11/16/2009 10:22:18 AM PST · by ellery · 37 replies · 1,814+ views
    Seacoast Online ^ | November 12, 2009 | Elizabeth Dinan
    PORTSMOUTH — A Kensington man was found guilty of criminal threatening for holding an open pocket knife at his side while asking two people who were walking behind him at midnight, "Why are you following me?" The pair walking behind Dustin Almon, 28, of 27 Wild Rose Lane, were state Liquor Enforcement cops, both in plain clothes without any indicators that they were members of law enforcement, according to testimony during a Thursday Portsmouth District Court trial. Both were also carrying concealed handguns and Tasers, they testified. One of them, Officer Anthony Cattabriga, said he was walking behind Almon on...
  • Family Says 911 Tape Caught Cops Planning Cover-Up After Shooting

    10/04/2009 3:55:15 PM PDT · by Marechal · 83 replies · 4,197+ views
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 23 September 2009 | Jamie Ross
    PHOENIX (CN) - A homeowner says a Phoenix police officer shot him six times in the back during a 911 home-invasion call, and the 911 tape recorded the officer's partner saying, "That's all right. Don't worry about it. I got your back. ... We clear?" The family says the officers were not aware that the 911 call was still recording as they spoke about covering up the shooting. In their complaint in Maricopa County Court, Anthony and Lesley Arambula say an armed intruder "crashed through the front window" of their home on Sept. 17, 2008 and ran into one of...