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  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 1:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Chris Gordon
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been cleared on all counts, marking the second acquittal of an officer charged in connection with Gray's death. A third officer's trial ended in a hung jury. Police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson, 46, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death. He elected to be tried by a judge rather than by a jury. Judge Barry Williams found him not guilty on all seven charges Thursday. In the opinion he read, Williams said the prosecution failed...
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) ó Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • Surprise revelation threatens to derail latest Freddie Gray trial

    06/11/2016 1:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Thereís been a bit of a bombshell dropped in the trial of Ceasar Goodson, the police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained his eventually fatal injuries. We previously discussed the decision by Goodsonís team to opt for a bench trial and allow Judge Barrie Williams to decide his fate rather than facing a jury, along with how that might impact his fate. Now, the early signs are that it might have been a wise choice. Williams is reported to have appeared ďvisibly angryĒ on the second day of the trial when it was revealed that prosecutors...
  • 14-Year-Old Trump Protester Charged With Two Felonies

    06/07/2016 9:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | June 7, 2016
    MARCUS GRIEGO CHARGED AS AN ADULT Punk kid who threw rocks at police during the Albuquerque Trump riots now faces felony charges. And his lawyer is crying to the media for leniency. --- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) Ė The 14-year-old accused of throwing a rock at officers and hitting a sergeant during the riot following Donald Trumpís Albuquerque rally has been charged as an adult with two felony counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, but his defense attorney says the charge is too much. After the dust settled from the riot following Donald Trumpís Albuquerque speech, the search was...
  • San Jose Police Chief Called For ĎProgressiveí Police Force After Riots In Other Cities

    06/06/2016 8:51:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 5, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    San Jose Chief of Police Eddie Garcia, who is under fire for his handling of rioters in his city Thursday night after a Trump rally, promised a ďprogressiveĒ administration in a post-Ferguson environment when he was first sworn in. According to The San Jose Mercury News, back in late January Garcia stressed deploying de-escalation strategies before using force in riot situations. ďWe have to be progressive. We have to listen to what the community says,Ē he said. ďOur officers donít have their heads in the sand. They see whatís going on in other places. There are things we can do...
  • Minneapolis union leader: 'Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization'

    06/03/2016 1:26:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Police One ^ | June 2, 2016 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS ó The Minneapolis police union president spoke out against Black Lives Matter activists at a press conference following the second probe of a fatal police shooting Wednesday. WCCO reported Lt. Bob Kroll told reporters the group contributed to the ďdisruption and takeoverĒ of a police precinct in the wake of the Jamar Clark protests. Clark, 24, was fatally shot by officers during his arrest Nov. 15 and his death sparked weeks of unrest. ďI donít see Black Lives Matter as a voice for the black community in Minneapolis,Ē he told reporters. ďThe disruption, the, you know, they firebombed the...
  • ESPN Writer Ignites Outrage With Latest Comments About Police And Patriotism

    05/31/2016 9:59:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/30/16 | Jack Davis
    When police officers sing the national anthem before a sporting event, it is nothing more than ďstaged patriotismĒ that divides communities, argues Howard Bryant in a column in ESPN The Magazine. ďPolicing is clearly one of the most divisive issues in the country Ė except in the sports arena, where the post-9/11 hero narrative has been so deeply embedded within its game-day fabric that policing is seen as clean, heroic, uncomplicated. Following the marketing strategy of the military, police advocacy organizations have partnered with teams from all four major leagues to host ĎLaw Enforcement Appreciationí nights, or similar events,Ē Bryant...
  • In Black Lives Matter's shift to economic issues, echoes of Black Panthers

    05/24/2016 7:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 24, 2016 | Nissa Rhee, Correspondent
    Chicago ó In St. Louis, the Organization for Black Struggle is building a black worker center to support low wage earners. In Chicago, activists led hunger strikes against the closing of a predominantly black high school and rallied for the creation of a Trauma Center on the South Side. Nationwide, BYP100 and the Movement for Black Lives are individually creating economic platforms that call for the revitalization of black communities, reparations, and the protection of the rights of women and transgender people....
  • Pasco Sheriff's Deputies Trade In Glocks For Free SIG Sauer Service Handguns

    05/21/2016 8:23:42 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 20, 2016 | Josh Solomon & Hannah Alani
    DADE CITY ó There's an arms race taking place in law enforcement as weapons manufacturers battle each other for the lucrative right to arm officers. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is the latest beneficiary of that duel. Last year the agency said goodbye to its old .40-caliber Glock 23 handguns and recently finished equipping its deputies with .40-caliber SIG Sauer P320s. That's because sheriff's officials said SIG Sauer offered to replace their entire arsenal at no cost, sealing the deal. That's a victory for the New Hampshire gun manufacturer over its Austrian rival Glock. Both are among the world's top...
  • A Return to Civility

    05/20/2016 7:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 19, 2016 | Congressman Dave Reichert
    Every year beginning on May 15th, the United States observes Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to recognize and pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. This week, I joined thousands of families of the fallen and their larger law enforcement families who came to Washington, D.C. to mourn their loss and honor the 252 additional names that will be etched into the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall this year. The deep feelings of pain and sorrow they are experiencing are something I am all too familiar with....
  • Ranking: Mexican Law Enforcement One of the Worldís Worst

    05/14/2016 5:05:27 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Elena Toledo
    The Mexican Police have one of the lowest rankings in the world for performance and effective service, according to the 2016 World Police and Internal Security Index. The organization placed Mexico in the 118th position out of 127 countries that were evaluated. The diagnosis made by the International Association of Police Sciences uses four main areas of a police force: capacity, process, legitimacy and results. Mexico scored an overall rating of .394, which ranked below Sierra Leone, Honduras, Zambia, Liberia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Guinea, and Nicaragua.
  • Oakland PD cancels Cinco de Mayo DUI checkpoints to avoid offending anyone

    05/07/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot ^ | May 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s the little things that make life special, but it may also be the little things that let you know when you’ve truly developed a problem. If you happen to live in the greater Oakland, California area, this story is the sort of indicator which just might let you know it’s time to leave. We’ve seen too many stories of political correctness infecting the government to count here, and occasionally it washes over into the field of law enforcement, but this one is simply staggering. The Oakland PD had scheduled a series of sobriety checkpoints around the city for Cinco...
  • Capt Clay Higgins

    05/06/2016 7:48:49 AM PDT · by jneesy · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 05/03/2016 | clay higgins
    give this guy 5 minutes of your time you wont regret it
  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangersí Uniforms Are ĎThreateningí To Latinos For ABSURD Reason

    05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Jeff Rainforth
    Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangersí Uniforms Are ĎThreateningí To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are ďvery threateningĒ to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the ďreally toughĒ message during a press conference on Thursday: ďItís such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and itís similarity to the border patrolís uniform ó in the coloring ó could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the cityís most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPDís 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the cityís 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Police: 3 wounded in Virginia bus station shooting; suspect in custody

    03/31/2016 1:38:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2016
    Police: 3 wounded in Virginia bus station shooting; suspect in custody Bus station shooting A police officer talks with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (Steve Helber / AP) Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at a Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller...
  • Highway construction dollars, local police protection clash

    03/29/2016 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016 | Marc Levy (AP)
    Call it Pennsylvaniaís highway robbery. A pot of money from a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees under a 2013 law designed to shore up Pennsylvaniaís highways and bridges is not so huge anymore, as a growing amount is getting diverted to the Pennsylvania State Police. Now, alarmed transportation planners, construction firms and engineers are looking at 12-year Department of Transportation projections that show a fattening state police budget consuming more dollars for construction projects. Lawmakers are taking notice, too.
  • Clay Higgins leaves the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office (Tough Louisiana Cop Hounded Out)

    02/29/2016 1:07:51 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 15 replies
    Clay Higgins leaves the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Clay Higgins, the charismatic Sheriff's captain who put St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers on the international map with his viral videos, has resigned from the Sheriff's Office. Higgins made the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse. He says he was not forced to resign, but he felt he need to turn in his badge, which the Sheriff accepted. "I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited,...
  • Anti-Black Lives Matter article prominently posted in SF police station

    02/24/2016 6:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An anti-Black Lives Matter opinion article that labels an epidemic of police violence against blacks a "myth" has been posted inside a San Francisco police station for almost a week, possibly in violation of department and city rules that bar political activity in public buildings. But the department says the opinion piece, hung at the Taraval Station in the Sunset District, isn't political. The Feb. 16 Wall Street Journal op-ed piece by Heather Mac Donald, titled "The Myths of Black Lives Matter," has been, as of Tuesday, hung for four days on a bulletin board that displays department orders and...
  • Good Samaritan buys officers' dinner, leaves 'Blue Lives Matter' note

    02/20/2016 8:01:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | February 19, 2016 | Heather Moylan
    Inman and Travelers Rest police officers gathered at Los Cabos Bar & Grill on Friday night for dinner with their families.... . . Paris said a woman had walked into the restaurant to pick up a to-go order and noticed the officers dressed in uniform. The customer paid for the entire group's meal and left the note to pass along.
  • Sanders: We Must End Over-Policing in African-American Neighborhoods

    02/12/2016 9:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for an end of "over-policing" in black neighborhoods during the PBS Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wis., on Thursday night. "What we have to do is end over-policing in African-American neighborhoods. The reality is that both the African-American community and the white community do marijuana at about equal rates," Sanders said. "The reality is four times as many blacks get arrested for marijuana. Truth is that far more blacks get stopped for traffic violations." An undecided voter via Facebook wrote: "Wisconsin is number one in African-American male incarceration, according to a University...
  • 'Deafening silence:' Obama, 2016 Dems mum on recent police deaths

    02/12/2016 12:24:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Adam Shaw
    A Fargo police officer fatally shot responding to a routine domestic disturbance call. A 25-year police veteran killed while trying to serve a warrant outside Atlanta. These are just the latest tragedies of cops murdered while performing their sworn duty -- "to protect and serve." But while President Obama and the Democratic candidates vying to succeed him are putting America's police departments on trial in the court of public opinion in response to a rash of deadly police shootings, the murder of police officers on America's streets is being met with a "deafening silence." "I cannot recall any time in...
  • FBI veteran gives authorities high marks for Malheur crackdown

    01/28/2016 1:56:19 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 24 replies
    High Country News ^ | 1-28-16 | Elizabeth Shogren
    Clint Van Zandt served in the FBI for 25 years, including about six as the agency's chief hostage negotiator. He was involved in many major negotiations, including with David Koresh, the leader of the so-called Branch Davidians, whose compound near Waco, Texas, was the focus of a 1993 siege by federal agents, which ended in the deaths of more than 80 people. Since retiring from the FBI, Van Zandt has run a corporate security firm. He spoke to High Country News by telephone from Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday. As of early Thursday, the FBI had arrested 11 people and...
  • Court requires NYPD to purge document about how Islamic terrorists operate

    01/18/2016 1:49:38 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 01/18/2016 | Robert Spencer
    The NYPD is now bound to pretend that the Muslim community is no more likely to produce terrorists than the Amish community or the Jain community. "The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents. As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say...
  • Prosecutor: Man in assault case 'hates white people'

    01/09/2016 11:36:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Cincinnati Enquirer | January 6, 2016 | Kevin Grasha
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  • Ted Cruz: Take Time to Honor Our Police on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    01/09/2016 4:17:29 PM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | January 9, 2016 | Ted Cruz
    On Thursday evening, Edward Archer approached Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett and proceeded to shoot at him 13 times. Friday morning, he professed to have done so in the name of Islam, and it's reported that he has pledged his allegiance to ISIS. This violent attempt to murder a law-enforcement officer is in keeping with ISIS's ongoing effort to attack those whose job it is to keep America safe, as we have seen in Fort Hood, Boston, and Chattanooga. Yet in the wake of another attack in the name of radical Islamic terrorism, it is unfortunate that we have already...
  • DC Black Lives Matter Activists Demand ‚ÄėDefunding, Disorganizing, Dismantling the Police‚Äô

    01/02/2016 11:41:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 1, 2016 | John Sexton
    Black Lives Matter protesters held a rally Thursday night to protest the lack of indictment in the Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland cases. The rally of about 100 people blocked streets in DC's Chinatown area, which is only a few blocks east of the White House. One protester told local CBS affiliate WUSA9, "I hope to interrupt enough people's New Years so they understand that this is serious. That Tamir Rice should have gotten justice. That Sandra Bland should have gotten justice." Video of the rally uploaded to YouTube shows one protest organizer, identified as Marybeth Onyeukwu, saying the lack...
  • Poll: Law Enforcement's 'Tenuous' Rebound With The Public

    01/01/2016 1:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 1, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    With no charges being filed against the Cleveland officers involved in the shooting death of Tamir Rice, you can be assured that the Black Lives Matter movement will continue their activism into the 2016 season. This incident, the police-involved shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the controversial arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, took a toll on law enforcement. In June, a Gallup poll showed that confidence in police had reached a 22-year low. Now, the polling company is saying that there has been¬†a √ʬĬútenuous√Ę¬Ä¬Ě recovery: After dipping to 48% in 2014 amid a national...
  • Miami Police Union President on Tamir Rice: "Act Like a Thug and You'll Be Treated Like One"

    12/30/2015 8:10:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 30, 2015 | Tim Elfrink
    Protests and debates have erupted across the nation this week in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Most of that debate has centered on whether police had real reason to fear for their lives, as the grand jury believed. Few have suggested that Rice -- a preteen playing with a toy gun in a park -- deserved to be killed. But that's exactly what Lt. Javier Ortiz, president of Miami's police union, argues on Twitter during a debate with Billy Corben over the case. Ortiz writes...
  • Greta: Let's Thank Our Law Enforcement This Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 3:21:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    From FoxNews Greta, for saying what needs to be said about law enforcement this Thanksgiving Day. Thank-you law enforcement for keeping the peace this Thanksgiving Day.
  • Clinton: Stances against refugees could hurt law enforcement

    11/23/2015 6:18:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 23, 2015 8:46 PM EST | Michelle Rindels
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that hardline stances against admitting refugees to the United States are a mistake because they hurt law enforcement's ability to build ties within Muslim communities. Clinton said at a roundtable with Nevada reporters that the U.S. should not want to send a message that gives any support to terrorists looking create divisions between the U.S. and Muslims, adding, "That is not smart." [...] Clinton was campaigning in Nevada amid calls for new restrictions on refugees fleeing war-torn Syria in the aftermath of attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more. The Islamic...
  • Sen. Cruz: Every One of Us Should Stand with Law Enforcement (Video & Transcript)

    11/17/2015 8:21:34 PM PST · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | November 17, 2015
    Chairs hearing focusing on how the federal government undermines state and local law enforcement Sen. Cruz Opening Statement - How the Fed Govt Undermines State & Local Law Enforcement (video) WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚Äď Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chaired a hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled ‚ÄúThe War on Police: How the Federal Government Undermines State and Local Law Enforcement.‚ÄĚ This hearing, consisting of two panels, highlighted the challenges facing police officers and how the federal government can impact law enforcement nationwide.‚ÄúThe men and women of law enforcement risk their life...
  • Cruz denounces officials 'holding up police officers for vilification'

    11/17/2015 3:37:43 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz admonished the Obama administration's interactions with law enforcement as creating a culture where police officers feel under attack. Cruz chaired a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Tuesday titled, "The war on police: How the federal government undermines state and local law enforcement." While Cruz was back in Washington, D.C., on official business, the senator wasted little time using the heated rhetoric he vents from the stump on the campaign trail. "Everyone here agrees that we should enforce the law and we should vigorously enforce America's civil rights laws. In any government organization, there can be bad...
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • Inside Hillary's 'Powerful' Meeting with the Mothers: 'Her Heart Hurts With Us'

    11/06/2015 11:44:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    People Magazine ^ | November 5, 2015 | Tierney McAfee and Sandra Sobieraj-Westfall
    Hillary Clinton visited Chicago on Monday, where she met with the family members of victims of gun violence. Among the group were the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, young African Americans whose high-profile shooting deaths have sparked national outrage, widespread protests, and heated conversations about race relations and police brutality. Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown, called the private meeting with the Democratic presidential hopeful "intimate and powerful."(continued)
  • Greg Gutfeld: Quentin Tarantino is a Loudmouth Putz

    11/06/2015 5:26:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you've missed it, Quentin Tarantino has tripled down on comments he made during an anti-cop protest two weeks ago when he implied police officers are murderers. Not only has Tarantino refused to apologize, he's playing the victim. Fox News' Greg Gutfeld is having none of it and called the Hollywood director a "flat faced," "loud mouth putz" yesterday on The Five. "The flat faced fool went on MSNBC to extend on his anti-cop blather, linking it to white supremacy," Gutfeld says. "The clueless cretin then cites the First Amendment, as if anyone's denying his right to yak. No...
  • Cops Fired For Telling the Truth about Black Violence

    10/28/2015 3:25:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    If you know a cop, you know a hero. And today, heroes are getting fired for a new kind of bravery: telling the truth about black crime and black on white racial hostility. They already have enough to do: George Orwell famously said ďWe sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.Ē In Salt Lake City, it is going to take a crowbar to remove the police department t-shirts from the backs of two grateful 20-something sisters who were recently attacked and stabbed by a...
  • F.B.I. Chief Links Scrutiny of Police With Rise in Violent Crime (Justice Department "fumes")

    10/24/2015 8:59:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    CHICAGO ó The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Friday that the additional scrutiny and criticism of police officers in the wake of highly publicized episodes of police brutality may have led to an increase in violent crime in some cities as officers have become less aggressive. With his remarks, Mr. Comey lent the prestige of the F.B.I., the nationís most prominent law enforcement agency, to a theory that is far from settled: that the increased attention on the police has made officers less aggressive and emboldened criminals. But he acknowledged that there is so far no data to...
  • Sowell: Open Season on the Police

    10/19/2015 2:16:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 20, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    In recent months there have been a series of cases reported in the media, where some teenage thug ó white, black or Hispanic in different cases ó has been stopped by a policeman for some routine violation of the law and, instead of complying with lawful instructions, such as "show me your driver's license," chooses instead to defy the policeman, resist arrest and finally ends up physically assaulting the cop. In the most recent case, the teenager happened to be white, but the story doesn't seem to change much, whatever the complexion of the guy who violated the law. Nor...
  • Ted Cruz: Black Lives Matter ďembracing and celebrating the murder of policeĒ

    10/14/2015 1:30:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AmericaBlog ^ | October 14, 2015 | Jon Green
    Well I guess someone wasnít getting enough attention. In Iowa earlier today, Ted Cruz told ThinkProgress reporter Kira Lerner that Black Lives Matter, a decentralized movement calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality, is ďliterally suggesting and embracing and celebrating the murder of police officers.Ē As Lerner pointed out in the write-up of her interview with Cruz, the number of police officer deaths has been steadily declining, while police killings have remained high; for point of comparison, 51 police officers were killed last year in the line of duty, while police officers killed 1,107 people on the...
  • Nisha Henderson Proves Herself in Provo

    10/14/2015 12:32:32 PM PDT · by w1n1
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/14/2015 | Troy Taysom
    A mariner sailing in uncharted waters runs the risk of hitting a reef, running aground, or becoming lost and suffering an immense hardship. The mariner takes these risks because the reward of discovery and achievement far surpass the hardship required to be the trailblazer. Being a trailblazer and navigating uncharted waters is what officer Nisha Henderson lives for. Henderson is the very first female member of the Utah County, Utah, Metro SWAT Team and is blazing a trail not only for herself, but for other female officers. Nisha Henderson (4)Reared in the shadow of the Beehive Stateís Wasatch Mountains, Henderson...
  • Activists protest at Providence Dunkin' Donuts in support of black lives matter movement

    10/13/2015 6:32:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WJAR-TV ^ | October 12, 2015 | Matt Reed
    PROVIDENCE ó Protestors marched in Providence Monday afternoon in support of the "black lives matter" movement. A group of about 50 people gathered outside of a Providence Dunkin' Donuts on Atwells Avenue, where an employee last week wrote "black lives matter" on a police officer's cup of coffee. For about an hour, they carried signs and posters in support of the movement. Several told NBC 10 News they believe the employee didn't do anything wrong. Activists also said they feel the Providence Police Union overreacted to the incident and that the phrase, "black lives matter," isn't anti-police, but pro-African American...
  • Police officer allegedly lured, beaten, while another man filmed (California)

    10/11/2015 8:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2015 | The Associated Press and Staff
    SACRAMENTO -- A Sacramento police officer was recovering after he was allegedly lured out of his patrol car and ambushed, reports CBS Sacramento. Police say Juan Gomez, 21, beat the officer, while Jamaral Lee, 35, filmed the Monday morning attack. Sacramento police spokesman Doug Morse said Gomez made up a story to get the officer, whose name has not been released, out of his car. "(Gomez) had told the officer that there was someone in the area with a gun. He immediately and violently attacked the officer," said Morse....
  • Two Niagara police officers injured in shooting (Canada)

    10/10/2015 10:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 10, 2015 | Stephanie Werner, Staff Reporter
    Two Niagara Regional Police officers were wounded Saturday night during an incident near Welland. According to police, one officer was shot three times and the second officer was shot once in the foot during a standoff, CTV News reported on its website late Saturday. Niagara Regional Police say one of the officers is undergoing surgery while the second was shot in the foot, The Canadian Press reported. Police say the officersí injuries are not considered life threatening Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff McGuire thanked the community on Twitter and said their thoughts and prayers are with the officers and their...
  • Police, Community React To Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Controversial Comment (Now in Connecticut)

    10/05/2015 4:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jordan Otero
    WEST HARTFORD ó People from Connecticut and across the country reacted on social media over the weekend to a local Dunkin' Donuts worker's comment with a West Hartford police officer waiting in line that the store wouldn't serve police officers. Dozens tweeted the accounts of the local Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts franchise group and the national Dunkin' Donuts headquarters, many users calling for a boycott of the company and for the employee, who police said told the officer, "We don't serve cops here," to be fired. Both accounts answered with the same response: "We are aware, Dunkin' Donuts & our franchisees...
  • Prosecutors say reckless endangerment charges in Freddie Gray case go beyond lack of seat belt

    10/05/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Kevin Rector
    Baltimore prosecutors argued in a motion this week that a series of actions by police officers contributed to Freddie Gray suffering a spinal cord injury in the back of a transport van. In response to a motion to dismiss charges of reckless endangerment against three officers, prosecutors said defense attorneys wrongly focused on the state's allegation that the officers failed to secure Gray with a seat belt. Attorneys for Lt. Brian W. Rice and Officers Edward M. Nero and Garrett E. Miller had argued that failing to place a seat belt on Gray does not constitute criminal negligence. But prosecutors...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Employee Writes '#Blacklivesmatter' on Police Officer's Coffee Cup (Rhode Island)

    10/05/2015 12:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Eater ^ | October 5, 2015 | Khushbu Shah
    The union called the move "unacceptable and discouraging." A Rhode Island police union is outraged over what a Dunkin' Donuts employee wrote on an officer's coffee cup. According to Go Local Prov, a Providence police officer purchased a coffee Friday night from a local Dunkin' Donuts. A Facebook post (which does not appear to be public) from fellow police officer William O'Donnell claims that the employee was "immediately rude, and didn't appear to want to serve" his co-worker who was in uniform. Upon leaving, the unnamed police officer noticed that his coffee had "#blacklivesmatter" scrawled across it in marker. (IMAGE-AT-LINK)...
  • PSU Students/Activists Protest Armed Campus Officers (Portland, Oregon)

    10/04/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Skanner News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Donovan M. Smith
    Students and community members protesting Portland State University's then-proposal to arm campus security officers in a demonstration downtown last December. Nearly 100 students walked out of the PSU Convocation opening ceremonies to protest the administrationís decision to arm campus security last December. Inside the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom the diverse crowd of students chanted ďDisarm PSU!Ē and ďBlack Lives Matter!Ē before leading the rally into the streets of downtown. Olivia Pace, freshman at PSU and an organizer for the schoolís student union who organized the event said the groupís attempts to work with administration to reverse their decision have...
  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • Thin blue lines on curbs show support for police

    09/17/2015 8:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | September 17, 2015 | George Brown
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas ó A blue line painted on a Texas manís curb is getting a lot of attention. Anthony Welichko pained the blue stripe to show police officers he supported them and his house was a place of sanctuary if they were ever in trouble. On Facebook Welichko wrote, ďTo all law enforcement who see this line, know that the residents of this home appreciate your service and dedication to keeping the peace. Know that when you enter the neighborhood and see these lines that you are not alone or without ďback-up.Ē That Facebook post has been shared more...