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  • It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police

    07/22/2014 9:32:19 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 78 replies
    Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government employees, with generous salaries and ridiculously cushy retirement pensions covered by the taxpayer, who enjoy incredible job security and are rarely held accountable even for activities that would almost certainly earn the rest of us prison time. When there is proven misconduct, these government employees are merely reassigned and are rarely dismissed. The bill for any legal settlements concerning their errors? It, too, is covered by the taxpayers. Their unions are among the strongest in the country. No, I’m not talking about public-school teachers. I’m talking...
  • Police Deaths Up 31% In First Six Months Of 2014

    07/22/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    WDOV 1410 News Radio ^ | July 22, 2014
    The number of cops killed nationwide in the line of duty was up 31 percent during the first six months of this year. A new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows California leading all states with eight police officer deaths, followed by New York, Florida, Texas and Virginia with four each. Fund Chairman Craig Floyd says there's been a 37-percent increase in traffic-related incidents and a 56-percent increase in officers killed by gunfire, five of them in ambush-style attacks. Craig blames those attacks, including the one earlier this month on Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago...
  • Ex-Wife of Alleged Klansman Cop: Boss Made Us Join the KKK

    07/21/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 21 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The weird story of the Florida police station with two Klansmen officers just took a weirder-er turn: the ex-wife of one of the officers accused of joining the Ku Klux Klan has turned around, saying his former boss actually told him to go undercover in the first place. Ann Hunnewell, the ex-wife of Officer George Hunnewell, was working as a secretary at the Fruitland Park Police Department when her boss approached her and her husband with an unusual assignment: as she told the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he wanted the two of them to infiltrate the local Klan to...
  • Police helmet camera captures fatal shooting of James Boyd

    07/17/2014 12:40:48 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 39 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 22 Mar 2014 | KRQE ABQ
    Albuquerque police’s new chief says the latest officer involved shooting that killed a homeless man in the foothills is justified. But new video police released Friday is raising a lot of questions about how it all played out. The release came Friday as APD’s first press conference since the shooting. http://krqe.com/2014/03/21/apd-officer-involved-shooting-was-justified/ Read more at
  • Target security officer fired after reporting [cop] shoplifting

    07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by bornred · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 12 | Tom Jackman
    Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents. But the man in the video may have been a Fairfax County sheriff’s deputy, Northington said he soon learned. And within days, two things happened: The deputy retired from the...
  • Jersey City mayor lashes out over memorial for alleged cop-killer

    07/14/2014 7:24:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    <p>Instead of honoring the officer, the memorial was for his suspected killer. "Rest easy," ''Thug in peace" and "See u on the other side" friends wrote about  Lawrence Campbell, who police say ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday as he responded to an armed robbery call at a 24/7 pharmacy.</p>
  • Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

    07/13/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2014 | AP
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
  • Jersey City police officer fatally shot in line of duty

    07/13/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | Junly 13, 2014
    “Today was a horrible day for Jersey City,” said Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop who held a press conference this morning at the Jersey city Medical Center announcing the death of Officer Melvin Santiago. Santiiago was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center after being shot while responding to a report of an armed robbery at the Walgreen’s store at Communipaw Avenue and Kenndy Boulevard early this morning, Fulop said
  • Tucson Police Release Body-Worn Cam Footage Of Sick, Coed-Attacking Cop [VIDEO]

    07/05/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5 2014 | Eric Owens
    The police department in Tucson, Ariz. has released raw video footage from the camera police officer Joel Mann was wearing when he brutally pummeled a female student who was walking innocuously just off the campus of the University of Arizona. The newly-released footage – and other, cell phone-taken video of the same incident from a different perspective – was taken on Saturday, March 29. Tucson police had deployed in full pseudo-military riot gear in case students and fans damaged any property after the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller to the Wisconsin Badgers. (VIDEO: TYRANNY IN TUCSON:...
  • Trooper filmed 'brutally beating woman on side of California hwy (For Her "Protection")

    07/04/2014 12:27:26 PM PDT · by equalator · 400 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-4-2014 | Lydia Warren
    A California trooper has been filmed brutally beating a woman on the side of a highway - but authorities claimed he simply stopped her for her own safety. A passing motorist recorded the unidentified California Highway Patrol officer as he punched the woman at least 11 times in the head along the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles on Tuesday. On the video uploaded to YouTube, the woman can be seen trying to protect herself by putting up her hands but she does not appear to resist the trooper. 'The most animalistic, most brutal way to subdue someone is to pound...
  • Child Saved After Being Snatched in Walmart (Perp Killed by Fast-Thinking Cop- VIDEO)

    07/01/2014 7:13:00 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-1-2014
    A man was shot and killed after he snatched a two-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store. The surveillance video shows the dramatic moments as wanted felon Sammie Wallace grabs a two-year-old girl inside the store in Midwest City. The man grabbed the child from the shopping cart for no apparent reason and then began to hold a knife to her throat as he began to ramble and make crazy, incoherent demands. As her mom screams for help, other shoppers call 911 and begin surrounding Wallace. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating...
  • Video Shows Officer Forcing Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking [LV]

    06/30/2014 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    Lasvegas.cbslocal.com ^ | June 30, 2014 8:43 AM | Staff
    TEMPE, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) - An Arizona State University English professor is claiming self-defense against a campus police officer who slammed her to the front of a police car last month. Dr. Ersula Ore was walking near campus when she was stopped by an officer while crossing College Avenue near Fifth Street. “The reason I’m talking to you right now is because you are walking in the middle of the street,” Officer Stewart Ferrin said in a video recording obtained by KTVK. “Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID.” “Are you...
  • Cop Changes His Tune For Camera

    06/29/2014 9:28:11 AM PDT · by DariusBane · 20 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 06/29/2014 | afx237
    Illinois State Police says he is above the law.
  • Barney Fife Meets Delta Force: Hypermilitarized police departments are more dangerous than...

    06/28/2014 10:13:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Pentagon has donated hundreds of MRAP vehicles to police departments nationwide. Snip: Historians looking back at this period in America’s development will consider it to be profoundly odd that at the exact moment when violent crime hit a 50-year low, the nation’s police departments began to gear up as if the country were expecting invasion — and, on occasion, to behave as if one were underway. The ACLU reported recently that SWAT teams in the United States conduct around 45,000 raids each year, only 7 percent of which have anything whatsoever to do with the hostage situations with...
  • Horrifying moment San Diego deputy pulls a woman out of her car and down to the ground on a traffic

    06/21/2014 9:40:04 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 161 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    A video uploaded online shows a woman pulled to the ground, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle after she asked a San Diego deputy to identify himself during a traffic stop. The video shows San Diego Sheriff's Department deputies walking toward Bana Mouwakeh's silver Volkswagen on October 11 of last year, 10 News reported. Mouwakeh is heard saying to Deputy Agustin Rosas Verion, 'I want your full name.' She grabs his traffic vest in order to see his ID tag. ...As I was explaining to Mouwakeh the citation, she reached out the driver's side window, grabbed...
  • Police chief suspended over Internet harassment of tea party protester

    06/13/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT · by UB355 · 27 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/13/2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A small Wisconsin town's chief of police, who admitted to investigators that he harassed a tea party protester by signing him up for online dating, porn and other accounts, is now under criminal investigation and suspended from his job. Tim Keleman, chief of police in the Town of Campbell, near LaCrosse, told the investigators that he just wanted to get back at the man he said was causing much distraction and hassle for the town by suing over the town's ban on signs and banners from a pedestrian bridge where the tea party wanted to send its message. Greg Luce,...
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting That Left 3 Mounties Dead

    06/05/2014 10:18:19 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 6, 2014
    Nothing else follows.
  • Vegas rampage underscores the rise of violent radicals; cop killings up 53%

    06/10/2014 2:18:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Kelly Riddell
    Sunday’s slaying of two Las Vegas policemen raises to 23 the number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire this year, a 53 percent increase over the tally at this time last year, which is spurring concern about the influence of radical groups. After shooting the policemen at point-blank range, the husband and wife killers took the officers’ weapons and reportedly covered them with a Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me.” The officers’ killers — Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda — had been at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during his...
  • Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police

    06/08/2014 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 54 replies
    Couple kill cops in cold blood - reportedly yell "This is the start of revolution".
  • Two Metro officers killed. 3 others dead in "suicide' pact (Las Vegas)

    06/08/2014 1:59:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 6-8-2014 | LV Sun
    A Metro source has confirmed that two police officers died today, victims of a shooting in the northeast part of the valley. The source said one officer was shot and killed about 11:30 a.m. at Cici's Pizza at 309 N. Nellis Ave. The other officer was shot there and died while in surgery at UMC. At a 1:30 p.m. news conference Metro said one person was killed inside Walmart and two suspects were killed in the back of the store. The two suspects told other shoppers that they were part of a revolution and wanted a shootout with Metro. However,...
  • 3 Mounties 'mortally wounded' in Moncton; police search for gunman

    06/04/2014 7:21:44 PM PDT · by xp38 · 51 replies
    CTV News ^ | June 4 2014 | CTV News
    Three RCMP officers have died from injuries after gunfire erupted in a Moncton neighbourhood Wednesday evening. Mounties said in a tweet that the officers were “mortally wounded” by a shooter who is still at large. Two other officers have sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Police are advising people in the vicinity to stay inside as they hunt for the shooter.
  • Vermont woman shown on video cutting cop’s throat with knife acquitted of attempted murder

    06/03/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 06-03-2014 | Philip Caulfield
    A Vermont woman who sneaked up behind a police officer while under arrest and allegedly tried to slit his throat with a knife was found not guilty of attempted murder. Jennifer Berube, 40, was acquitted of attempted second-degree murder and a lesser charge of attempted aggravated assault on Friday by a jury in Rutland, a city in western Vermont about 60 miles south of Burlington. Surveillance footage from inside the station house showed Berube grabbing Nguyen by the neck with a 2-inch blade in her hand before getting overpowered by several other officers. Nguyen suffered a cut near his jugular...
  • Griffin [GA] officer shot and killed at Waffle House

    05/31/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 167 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 31, 2014 | Greg Bluestein, Rodney Thrash
    A 43-year-old Griffin police officer and father of seven was shot and killed outside of a Waffle House early this morning while working an off-duty security job in full uniform, authorities said. Three suspects are in custody after the shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, an ex-Marine who had been with the Griffin Police Department for four years and often worked security at the restaurant on weekend nights, police spokesman Mike Richardson said. The altercation began when two men and a woman who allegedly caused a disturbance at a Waffle House on U.S. 19 were asked to leave the restaurant...
  • Wife of officer killed escorting Obama sues

    05/28/2014 3:23:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/27/14 | MATT SEDENSKY
    The widow of a Florida police officer killed while escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade has sued the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, saying it was negligent in her husband's death. Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent died Sept. 9, 2012, after being struck by a pickup truck while he prepared to shut down a stretch of Interstate 95 ahead of the motorcade as Obama campaigned in Florida. His wife, Brenda St. Laurent, sued the sheriff's office for unspecified damages, claiming it "negligently allowed" the driver of the truck to enter the highway.
  • Family: V.A. Cops Stomped On Veteran’s Head, Killing Him

    05/28/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by ZULU · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    The family of a 65 year-old veteran claims that VA police stomped on the veterans head and neck, causing him to suffer a stroke and die several weeks later, a new lawsuit alleges.
  • Cops never saw shooter’s disturbing videos before spree

    05/25/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    His parents said they were so concerned that they called police. Officers who showed up at Rodger’s doorstep for a mental health check in April, however, found a well-mannered if shy young man whom they concluded posed no risk. They hadn’t seen the videos, and by the time law enforcement had, it was too late: Rodger had gone on a deadly rampage. The sheriff’s office “was not aware of any videos until after the shooting rampage occurred,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges...
  • LA Police Emerald Society Pipes And Drums Prepares For Officers’ Funerals

    05/10/2014 11:40:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 9, 2014 11:39 PM | Stacey Butler
    The Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, made up of active and retired Southland law enforcement officers, practiced Friday for the upcoming funerals of two fallen officers. CBS2’s Stacey Butler said the group might soon be asked to play at the funeral of the off-duty detective who was killed Friday when a cement truck crashed into his pickup truck in Beverly Hills. “It just goes to the essence of what policing is about, taking care of your brother officers,” the band’s president, retired Los Angeles Officer Michael Apodaca, said. Apodaca said 15 officers from Orange to Los Angeles...
  • 2 deputies beaten trying to break up Castro Valley fight (CA)

    05/04/2014 8:26:09 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 33 replies
    SFGate ^ | 05-04-14 | Evan Sernoffsky
    <p>Two Alameda County sheriff's deputies were beaten trying to break up a fight between two men at an apartment in Castro Valley, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The deputies responded about 11 p.m. Saturday to reports of a fight at a complex on the 2400 block of Grove Way, said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a sheriff's spokesman.</p>
  • Ex-Country Club Hills police chief gets 5 years in prison

    05/04/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 05/01/2014 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD — Described by the prosecution as a “scourge” on Chicago, ex-Country Clubs Hills Police Chief Regina Evans was sentenced late Thursday to five years in prison for stealing more than $900,000 in state grant money. Opting against the 10-year, one-month sentence that federal prosecutors sought, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough nonetheless told Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificent fraud.” The heart of the government’s fraud case against Evans centered on her misuse of a $1.25 million state work-training grant that was part of her effort to revive the Regal Theater on the South...
  • Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

    05/02/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest? A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever. Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests. But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway. And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.
  • How to Tell When You Need a Search Warrant (Disturbing)

    04/27/2014 10:07:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Police Magazine ^ | March 1, 2014 | Devallis Rutledge
    While it's always best to have a piece of paper to back you up in court, sometimes shortcuts are OK. You have to reign in your natural hunter's instinct and take the time to get a search warrant. There's the affidavit of probable cause to compose, the warrant form to fill out, maybe a review by the local prosecutor, and then finding a magistrate to submit the package to for approval. It's a hassle. But it's a hassle the Constitution imposes, if your investigation has led you to a residence, garage, barn, outbuilding, warehouse, office, storage locker, package, vehicle, boat,...
  • 2 Former LA County Sheriff’s Deputies Accused Of Planting Guns

    04/24/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    AP) ^ | April 23, 2014 11:15 PM
    Two former LA County sheriff’s deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report. Each could face more than seven years in state prison if convicted.
  • New York Won’t Name Street After Cop to Avoid Offending Muslims

    04/21/2014 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 04/21/2014 | by Daniel Greenfield
    --snip-- A plan to honor a Harlem cop killed by Nation of Islam radicals is drowning under a flood of racial tensions created more than four decades ago, but no one wants to throw it a lifeline — not even the NYPD’s new top cop. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is distancing himself from the controversial push to get the street in front of the 28th Precinct renamed in honor of Officer Phillip Cardillo, who was shot and killed inside a mosque run by Louis Farrakhan in 1972 — noting that the community should make the final decision.
  • I want to preempt any no-knock raid by my LEO in my county

    04/16/2014 7:39:20 PM PDT · by George from New England · 61 replies
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    I am running computers at my Florida farm that use ten-fold the electricity I used a year ago, this time of year. I read freeper threads about the LEO, no-knock, drug suspected raids, that occur all across the states when electricity usage is flagged as abnormally high. How would you go about contacting the county sheriff and what to say as well as what not to say with regard to high electric usage. I don't want to wake in the middle of the night to LEO activity on my property that I suspect is a burglary or other criminal activity....
  • WATCH THIS: Secret video footage proves cop lied about horrific accident

    04/14/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-14-14 | Robby Soave
    A border patrol officer who crashed his van into a civilian car blamed the accident on the other driver — but little did he know, the civilian had a secret camera installed in his vehicle.
  • NYPD cop barred from leaving India after accidentally bringing three bullets into country: officials

    04/14/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola, , Jennifer Fermino , Barry Paddock
    An NYPD cop is stuck in India after being arrested for accidentally bringing three bullets into the country, officials said Friday. Officer Manny Encarnacion was taken into custody on March 10 after security at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport found the bullets in his checked baggage, police sources said. “I’m troubled by it,” Mayor de Blasio said Friday of the arrest. “We want to make sure we're providing support for him — and make sure he’s not being treated unfairly.” In December, the controversial arrest and strip search of New Delhi’s then-deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in Manhattan for allegedly...
  • Christopher’s Law Finally Made it This Year: “This is an umbrella of protection” (Maryland)

    04/09/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Afro American ^ | April 9, 1994 | Zenitha Prince
    Chris Brown, left, mother of Christopher Brown for whom the new law is named, is with supporter, Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore NAACP. Christopher's Law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and is awaiting the governor's signature. The legislation requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force, and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled. "This is an umbrella of protection," said Chris Brown, 40, for whose son the bill (HB0294/ SB0542) was named. "This bill will ensure that police officers are trained in life-saving techniques. They already know how to...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • Under attack: Depth of federal arms race should surprise, shock citizenry

    04/03/2014 10:06:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 4/3/14 | Rob Nikolewski
    Photo taken from EPA promotional video. THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW GETTING LONGER: The number of law enforcement agents, such as these from the Environmental Protection Agency, have grown in recent years.  By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico WatchdogSANTA FE, N.M. — In late February, four federal agents carrying side arms with a drug-sniffing dog descended on the Taos Ski Valley in what was called a “saturation patrol.”Authorities were working on tips of possible drug selling and impaired driving in the ski resort’s parking lot and surrounding area.But the agents weren’t from the FBI, ATF or even the Drug...
  • Probe launched into fireman handcuffed during call (Louisiana)

    03/29/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WBRZ.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal's Office launched an investigation into the incident. It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses, a firefighter rendering aid during a medical call was asked to move his fire truck. The fire truck had flashing lights turned on and was parked on the side of the street. When he refused, a New Roads Police officer handcuffed and detained the fireman. (snip) Initially, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald...
  • 'I blew her head off... that was awesome!' Devastated family claims cop shot their beloved dog

    03/25/2014 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 86 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | March 25, 2014 | Lydia Warren
    A police officer shot dead a beloved family dog and then called the killing 'awesome', the animal's family has claimed. Sarah Brown, from Ardmore, Oklahoma, said she is devastated after her beloved pit bull Cali was gunned down by officer Brice Woolley after it hopped over their garden fence last Wednesday. Other members of the community are now joining her as she calls for justice and demands the officer to be fired. Officers with the Ardmore Police Department said they had received several complaints about the dog acting aggressively and headed to the scene, arriving before animal control...[snip]...Brown, who did...
  • Muslims Welcome St. Paul Police Hijab

    03/23/2014 2:57:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    On Islam ^ | 3/2/2014
    A leading US Muslim advocacy group has welcomed the new policy for Minneapolis’ St. Paul police which allows Muslim policewomen to don Islamic headscarf or hijab. “We congratulate Chief Smith and the St. Paul Police Department for creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for Muslim employees,” CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya said in a statement obtained by OnIslam on Sunday, March 2. “This decision will enable more Muslim women to consider serving their community through a career in law enforcement.” On Saturday morning, Kadra Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department. Mohamed was...
  • The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car ...

    03/16/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Jalopnik.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Ballaban
    The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car, Because Charity Los Angeles is a town of dreams, of wonder, of authenticity, heart, and soul. Oh wait. No. It is none of those things. Which is why instead of getting a Morgan Three Wheeler like my constant letters have suggested, they went out and got a Lamborghini Gallardo. Figures. Just like Dubai. In all fairness, the LAPD Lamborghini isn't actually part of the force to show off, or just to keep up with the Emirati Joneses with their ridiculous Bugatti Veyron cop car, but was rather donated to them by a...
  • Mass. man arrested after recording officer in street

    03/08/2014 10:39:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    WPRI TV ^ | March 6, 2014, 6:52 pm | Tim White
    FALL RIVER, MASS. (WPRI) – A Fall River man has been charged with violating the Massachusetts wiretapping statute for recording a police officer talking on his cell phone and cursing while working a street detail. George Thompson, 51, of Fall River, faces one count each of unlawful wiretap and resisting arrest stemming from the Jan. 6 incident.
  • La. Police Claim Man Shot And Killed Himself While Handcuffed

    03/08/2014 1:49:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Newsone ^ | Mar 8, 2014
    Louisiana state police are investigating the death Victor White, III, 22, who allegedly shot and killed himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, reports The Advocate. White was allegedly involved in an altercation and when deputies responded to the call they claim to have found illegal drugs on him which lead to his arrest. White was in handcuffs with his hands behind his back when he was killed, allegedly by his own gun — which conveniently wasn’t found during the search that led to his arrest. Read more below from The Advocate: Once at the sheriff’s office,...
  • Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

    03/04/2014 7:11:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    In Somali culture, women don’t strive to become police officers, Kadra Mohamed said. On Saturday morning, Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department, a move made possible by the department’s announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab. “It’s nerve-wracking in a way,” Mohamed, 21, said of being the first woman of Somali descent in the department. “I want to be a good role model for others, especially Somali women.” Mohamed was recognized at the police’s Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who...
  • Black Panther leader, convicted of killing cop, released from prison ( Maryland )

    03/05/2014 8:53:46 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Fenton, Ian Duncan and Justin George
    Former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway walked free Tuesday after spending four decades behind bars for killing a Baltimore police officer — making his one of the highest-profile cases affected by a high court decision that has cut short prison sentences for dozens of felons in recent years. ... Sager's son, who was 7 at the time of his father's death, said he was devastated. David Sager said he was warned of the outcome more than a month ago ... "My mother passed away two years ago, and in a way I'm glad that she's not around to see...
  • Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization

    02/26/2014 7:08:22 AM PST · by Wolfie · 21 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 02/25/2014
    Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization Testifying against bills proposed to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in the state, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story that claimed 37 people had died the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado. "The first day of legalization, that's when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana," Pristoop testified at Tuesday's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. "I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths." But Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery, who has proposed a bill that would legalize, regulate...
  • PA: Former Police Officer Ordered to Stand Trial for Murder of Gun Shop Owner

    02/24/2014 11:32:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Entrance to Frank's Gun Shop by Ashley Hardway In this highly unusual case, the action was all caught on video.  The gun shop owner, Frank Petro, knew the former officer, Jack O. Edmundson.  Family members said that Edmundson had been extorting Petro by impersonating a state lottery officer.  The scam was that Edmundson claimed that Petro's winnings were fraudulent, and that he would jail Petro unless Petro paid him the winnings.   Petro, as a highly regulated gun shop owner was particularly vulnerable.  Even an accusation might have resulted in the BATFE pulling his license and livelihood.   When Petro's...
  • She Allegedly Went on a Simple Jog in Her Toe Shoes. So Why Did She End Up...in Handcuffs?

    02/21/2014 2:57:46 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 287 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 21, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    It allegedly started with her jogging in her toe shoes and sporting headphones. It ended in video of her screaming and being led away in handcuffs. What happened in between is a matter of debate, but video showing parts of the incident is certainly gaining traction online. Whatever the woman did to get the attention of Austin, Texas police, a witness’ video of cops detaining her on a city sidewalk Thursday morning then escorting her to a nearby squad car indicate she was not happy with their actions.(snip) Student Chris Quintero, who the Daily Texan reported witnessed the arrest, said...