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  • Officer shoots two dogs in fenced-in backyard

    07/11/2017 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 11, 2017 | WOWK
    (KARE) Surveillance video posted to Facebook early Sunday morning shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer shooting two dogs in the owner's fenced-in backyard. Police issued a statement Sunday saying that officers were responding to a residential burglary alarm when the shooting occurred. In the video, a dog is seen approaching the officer in the north Minneapolis yard. The officer backs away and shoots the dog, and then a second dog runs in and the officer appears to shoot that dog as well. The dogs run away and the officer can be seen climbing the fence and leaving the yard. The...
  • George Lopez Says If Trump Wants Safer Streets, Deport The Police

    07/11/2017 9:19:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post Latino Voices ^ | July 10, 2017 | Doha Madani
    George Lopez has taken a shot at President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The comedian posted a message to his Instagram on Saturday that was specifically aimed at the president’s administration. Lopez made it clear he didn’t support Trump’s handling of immigration, which led to a 38 percent increase in deportation arrests in the president’s first 100 days. In that time, the arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal histories doubled. “The Trump administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safer ... you wanna make the streets safer, deport the police!” Lopez’s photo said.....
  • How Freedom Cities Can Make All People of Color Safer

    07/04/2017 10:01:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Yes! Magazine ^ | July 4, 2017 | Zenobia Jeffries, associate editor. She covers racial justice issues.
    This summer will mark the third anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, a New York man who was killed by police officers outside of a neighborhood convenience store in Staten Island (he was suspected of illegally selling loose cigarettes). Garner’s death is one of many that has raised Americans’ concerns about the increasing number of Black men, women, and children killed by U.S. law enforcement officers. At only 13 percent of the U.S. population, African Americans are killed by police, incarcerated, live in poverty, and have poor health at higher rates than White Americans, who make up the majority...
  • Kathy Griffin Reportedly Interviewed by Fed Agents For More Than Hour

    07/04/2017 1:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 3, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    Comedian and actress Kathy Griffin has reportedly been interviewed by the U.S. Secret Service for more than an hour. The investigation is connected to a recent photograph which showed her holding the bloody head of Donald Trump.(TWEET-AT-LINK) Griffin’s attorney contends that the actress was just exercising her constitutional rights. “She basically exercised her First Amendment rights to tell a joke,” Dmitry Gorin, a criminal defense attorney representing Griffin said. “When you look at everything in the media, all the times entertainers make videos or express themselves in other ways, you’ve never seen an entertainer, let alone a comedian, be subject...
  • Podesta: 'It's on the FBI' That DNC Servers Weren't Turned Over

    07/02/2017 11:59:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 2, 2017
    John Podesta said he has no idea whether intelligence agencies asked Democratic National Committee officials for their Russian-hacked servers or whether they turned them over for investigation. "That was a matter for the DNC," the former Clinton campaign chairman told host Maria Bartiromo. Podesta insisted he fulfilled his obligations by turning over Hillary Clinton's private servers, which were suspected to be vulnerable to hacks by Russia or others. A year ago the FBI concluded that while Clinton and her associates had been "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information," they did not "intend to violate laws."...
  • Democrats, FBI Collaborated on Trump Smear

    06/26/2017 3:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 25, 2017 | John Hinderaker
    The New York Post has an explosive report on the infamous “dossier” that tried to smear Donald Trump in order to swing the presidential election to Hillary Clinton. The source of the dossier is a Democratic Party opposition research firm called Fusion GPS: The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House. *** Fusion GPS was on the...
  • Living While Black: My personal struggle with the unending terrorism of police violence in America

    06/24/2017 11:08:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.
    We share a strength of mind and spirit that defies centuries of efforts to break us. So, I know: We are resilient. But today, I am angry and troubled and, I am wanting to lash out. • I am angry at a government that allows my people to be hunted and killed by rabid police officers. • I am troubled by the structure that allows two white men who killed prison guards to live, but deems it justifiable to kill a black child playing with a toy gun. • I lash out at a system that thinks it’s okay to...
  • ‘No bail! Take him back!’ judge shouts, decrying schoolyard shooting

    06/19/2017 12:27:42 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 18 June 2017 10:52pm | Staff writers
    The 19-year-old man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two young girls attending an end-of-year school picnic had flashed gang signs before gunfire erupted from the Jeep he was riding in, a prosecutor said Sunday. Raekwon Hudson, wearing a torn and tattered green sweatshirt, showed little reaction when Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered him to remain in jail. “No bail! Take him back!” Chiampas shouted to her courtroom sheriff’s deputies after voicing her disgust. “Young children in this city can’t participate in a picnic without being in fear of their lives because of gangbangers on the street...
  • Art collector sells a Lichtenstein for $165 million to fund criminal justice reform

    06/18/2017 11:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | June 13, 2017 | Camila Domonoske, NPR
    A noted art collector and philanthropist has sold a major painting for an eye-popping $165 million to raise money for criminal justice reform. Agnes Gund sold Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 work Masterpiece, reportedly to billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector Steve Cohen. The sale apparently took place months ago; an art industry newsletter reported on the transaction in January, but Gund would not confirm it. On Monday, The New York Times confirmed that the sale was real, noting that the painting becomes one of the 15 most expensive pieces of art known to have been sold. And the newspaper revealed...
  • Jay Z Will Help Bail Out Dads for Father’s Day, Wants ‘Exploitative Bail Industry’ Dismantled

    06/18/2017 11:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Boom Box ^ | June 17, 2017 | Trent Fitzgerald
    Jay Z is continuing his fight against the criminal justice system by helping men who have been incarcerated but can’t get release due to exorbitant bail bonds. In an essay for Time magazine, Hov attacks the “exploitative bail industry” for their practices that he deems are unfair to black and brown people. “If you’re from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you’re unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can’t afford bail,” Jay writes. “Millions of people are separated from their families for months at...
  • Doctor arrested at Trump Hotel back in custody until trial

    06/16/2017 5:08:44 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    WTOP/AP ^ | 16 June 2017 | AP
    A man previously arrested with guns at Trump International Hotel has been taken back into custody for violating the conditions of his release after apparently returning to the capital. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor arrested with guns last month at Trump International Hotel was taken back into custody Thursday after authorities say he returned to the capital and posted Facebook photos of newspaper headlines describing the shooting at the congressional baseball practice. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather ruled that Bryan Moles, 43, must be held until trial for violating the conditions of his release and must undergo an initial forensic...
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Can Black Lives Matter be sued? Federal judge to decide

    06/14/2017 11:09:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 14 June 2017 2:18pm | Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Black Lives Matter is a movement, not an organization that can be sued by a Louisiana police officer who was injured at a protest after a deadly police shooting, a prominent activist's attorney argued Wednesday. DeRay Mckesson's lawyer, William Gibbens, urged U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson to dismiss a Baton Rouge police officer's lawsuit against Black Lives Matter and the Baltimore-based activist. The judge said he would rule "within the coming days" after hearing from attorneys. {snip} The unidentified officer claims a piece of concrete or "rock like substance" struck him in the face during...
  • Fort Worth officer seen wrestling mother to ground in viral video challenges suspension (video)

    06/12/2017 11:52:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Dallas ^ | 12 June 2017 | Eline De Bruijn
    The white Fort Worth police officer who was suspended for 10 days for using excessive force when arresting a black woman and her daughters will appeal the suspension in a hearing Tuesday.  {snip} Martin's attorney, Terry Daffron, said she wants access to text messages on city cellphones between the two commanders who were in charge of the internal affairs investigation in the Dec. 21 arrest, which was captured in a video, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 8). She says the texts will show bias against Martin, according to the station.
  • Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking [trunc]

    06/12/2017 11:18:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 88 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 112 June 2017 6:04pm | Greg Hadley
    Full Title: Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking out, police say A Pennsylvania woman is facing multiple criminal charges for resisting arrest and assaulting a police horse after a protest and counter-protest at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became heated. {snip} According to police reports, a state police corporal mounted on a police horse, Sampson, was trying to move the crowd from the protest onto the sidewalk when Simon hit Sampson with a flagpole that had a half-inch silver nail sticking out of the top, per the Philly Voice.
  • Former assistant FBI director rips Comey: ‘Not a strong enough person’ to be FBI director

    06/11/2017 9:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom knocked recently ousted FBI Director James Comey, saying he was not strong enough to hold the FBI’s top post. “He just doesn’t have it in him to be FBI director. He is not a strong enough person,” Kallstrom told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. “He lacks a lot of common sense,” Comey’s predecessor continued. Kallstrom went on to rip Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in which he claimed President Trump had asked him for his loyalty and to drop...
  • Video: Florida sheriff urges people to arm up and prepare. Outrage ensues

    06/11/2017 4:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff Wayne Ivey has made a name for himself as being “one of the most politically incorrect” people in law enforcement. And by his own admission, he’s fine with that. But he’s drawn national attention for a new video which his department released this month, encouraging people to arm themselves and learn how to fight to protect their own lives and families in the event of a spontaneous terror attack such as we’ve been seeing around the globe. It’s about six minutes long and is quite well produced, so give it a look. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Despite what...
  • Reality Winner to remain in jail; judge concerned about threat to White House

    06/10/2017 1:57:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 9, 2017 | By Johnny Clark and Russ Bynum, The Associated Press
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge ordered a young woman charged with leaking classified U.S. documents to remain jailed until her trial after prosecutors argued she might possess more stolen government secrets. Prosecutors also said Thursday that 25-year-old Reality Winner might try to flee the U.S. if released on bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari told the judge Winner had written in a notebook: “I want to burn the White House Down … find somewhere in Kurdistan to live. Ha-ha!” Wearing an orange jumpsuit and leg shackles, Winner pleaded not guilty in U.S. district court to charges that she...
  • US anti-Trump protesters facing decades behind bars

    06/05/2017 2:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | June 1, 2017 | Patrick Strickland
    When Olivia Alsip travelled to the capital to protest against the inauguration of right-wing US President Donald Trump, she didn't imagine she would end the day behind bars and later face up to 80 years in prison. Thousands of people journeyed from across the US to Washington, DC, to protest on the first day of Trump's presidency, January 20. During the swearing-in, Alsip was among the more than 230 protesters arrested when officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) blocked off a large area and hauled off nearly everyone. "I am wondering if my 24th birthday next week will be...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti: ICE Enforcement Could Lead to City’s Next ‘Tinderbox’

    06/04/2017 12:05:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Latino Rebels ^ | May 30, 2017
    During a Friday interview with NPR’s Latino USA and anchor Maria Hinojosa, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said that increased immigration enforcement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could lead to growing tensions in his city, to the point that it could be the “tinderbox” on the scale of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Here is the transcript from the interview: GARCETTI: If something goes wrong, I fear a tinderbox out there, where people will suddenly say “no” and try to defend, you know, keep that person from being taken. That’s a very dangerous situation. That’s dangerous for those officers....