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  • 'Thin blue line' flag honoring police removed from Connecticut State Capitol after Dems complain

    02/21/2019 9:44:49 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2/21/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    A “thin blue line” flag meant to honor law enforcement was removed from the Connecticut State Capitol this week after Democrats complained it might offend Black Lives Matter supporters. The handmade wooden plaque depicting a “thin blue line” flag — an altered American flag with a horizontal blue stripe through the center — was recently donated to the Capitol building by a member of the State Capitol Police. Until this week, it hung in the Police Memorial Hall connecting the Legislative Office Building to the Capitol building, a local NBC affiliate reported. The Office of Legislative Management, which originally approved...
  • 9-0: SCOTUS Delivers Devastating Decision To State Sponsored Seizure Schemes

    02/20/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Febuary 20,2019 | Jose Nino
    The Supreme Court has just put the clamps on states’ ability to impose excessive fines and use civil asset forfeiture to seize private property. On Wednesday February 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the Eight Amendment’s ban on excessive fines also applies to states. This landmark ruling bolsters property rights and could curtail controversial law enforcement seizures, especially those carried out via civil forfeiture. In the decision, Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court sided with small time drug offender Tyson Timbs, whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials. Civil asset forfeiture is one of...
  • Maryland judge overturns $37 million awarded to family of woman killed in police standoff

    02/16/2019 8:43:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 | Amir Vera and Elizabeth Joseph
    (CNN)A judge has overturned a more than $37 million verdict awarded to the family of a woman killed in an armed standoff with Baltimore County police. Korryn Gaines, 23, was shot and killed in August 2016 after an hours-long standoff with police in Baltimore County. She was trying to livestream the encounter with police, authorities said at the time.
  • Chicago Police hint Jussie Smollett's story a hoax

    02/14/2019 1:30:21 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2019 | Taylor Day
    The Jussie Smollett story seems to be quietly dying, but it shouldn't. New updates by Chicago police are giving way to the claims that Smollett's story has been a hoax all along. Police had asked to see Smollett's phone or his phone records immediately to verify his and his manager's account that they were on the phone with each other at the time of the attack. Smollett refused, saying he could not be without his phone for the length of time it would take for investigators to download his call log. Two weeks afterwards, on Tuesday, Smollett finally offered police...
  • NYPD Detective Killed by Friendly Fire During Queens Store Robbery

    02/12/2019 9:46:48 PM PST · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    News 4 New York ^ | 02/12/19 | Jonathan Dienst
    An NYPD detective was shot and killed while responding to a robbery at a cellphone store in Queens Tuesday night, and NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill says it appears to be "an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire." Det. Brian Simonsen, 42, was killed after being hit by gunfire at the T-Mobile store at Atlantic Avenue and 120th Street in Richmond Hill, according to a preliminary investigation, O'Neill said. Simonsen was a 19-year veteran. Two separate 911 callers reported a robbery in progress at the store and at least one of the callers said two employees had been forced at gunpoint...
  • NYPD detective reportedly killed, second officer injured during Queens shooting

    02/12/2019 5:49:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting in Queens, New York on Tuesday reportedly left a police detective dead and a second officer injured. A gunman opened fire on the officers who had arrived to the scene of a robbery, the New York Post reported, citing police sources. The suspect was reportedly also shot after police fired back and was apprehended. The incident occurred at a T-Mobile location, according to a Fox 5 NY who tweeted a photo from the scene.
  • California police discover secret shooting range, weapons and thousands of ...

    02/09/2019 6:23:32 PM PST · by blueplum · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08 Feb 2019 | Megan Sheets
    full title: California police discover secret shooting range, weapons and thousands of rounds of ammo hidden underneath gangster's home California authorities stumbled upon a secret underground shooting range hidden beneath the home of a known gang member. Officers with the Fontana Police Department's gang unit came across the hideaway while executing a search warrant at the home on Thursday night. 'While searching the house a man hole was located that led to an underground hiding area and an additional underground area that was being used as a shooting range,' the department said in a press release. Inside the range they...
  • Police Update On Smollett Investigation: Haven't Yet Found Footage, Tracking Rope

    02/08/2019 9:01:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | February 8, 2019 | By James Barrett
    The Chicago Police Department provided an update Friday on the ongoing investigation into the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett that shocked the nation nearly two weeks ago. Thus far, surveillance footage from mutliple sources has turned up empty, and the rope still hanging around Smollett's neck when he arrived at his apartment is turning out to be a key piece of the investigation. After nearly two weeks of investigating, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, the Chicago PD "has gathered little traction in finding the perpetrators." "Police continue to review security camera footage and are trying to identify two people...
  • Houston police officer connected to deadly raid, shootout relieved of duty

    02/08/2019 6:00:19 AM PST · by Max_850 · 50 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 7 Feb 2019 | By Keri Blakinger, St. John Barned-Smith, Samantha Ketterer, and Jay R. Jordan
    A Houston police officer has been relieved of duty in light of "ongoing questions" stemming from a botched drug raid that left a couple dead and five officers wounded, police said Thursday. It's not clear what role the officer played in the Jan. 28 bust at 7815 Harding, but law enforcement sources said his suspension comes amid a probe into questions over whether the sworn affidavit used to justify the no-knock warrant may have contained false information.
  • UPDATE: TV star told cops to turn off their body cameras before taking his hate crime report

    01/31/2019 11:32:33 AM PST · by House Atreides · 42 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | January 29, 2019
    A source familiar with the investigation told CWBChicago that the rope was "thin clothesline, straight out of the package." The Sun-Times reports that the rope "didn't necessarily resemble a noose" as has been widely reported. ------------------------------- The TV actor who reported being attacked in Streeterville early Tuesday by men who made racist and anti-gay comments while tying a rope around his neck and throwing bleach on him asked Chicago police officers to turn off their body cameras after they arrived to take his report, according to a CPD source.
  • The Cops Were the Aggressors in This Week's Deadly Houston Drug Raid

    01/31/2019 8:38:46 AM PST · by slumber1 · 229 replies
    Reason ^ | 1-29-19 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday evening in Houston, a dozen armed men broke into the home of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, a middle-aged couple who had lived in the house at 7815 Harding Street for at least two decades. The first man through the door, who was armed with a shotgun, used it to kill one of the couple's dogs. Tuttle responded to the home invasion by grabbing a revolver and shooting the man with the shotgun, who collapsed on a sofa in the living room. As Nicholas tried to disarm the intruder, his accomplices shot her. Tuttle returned fire, and by...
  • Five officers shot in Houston

    01/28/2019 3:38:48 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 77 replies
    Fox news just said 5 police shot by suspect..Houston texas..Police taken to hospital

    01/23/2019 8:48:56 AM PST · by greymattr · 93 replies
    Newsweek ^ | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    a coalition of dozens of local law enforcement leaders across the United States has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress calling for an end to the ongoing partial government shutdown. In the letter, which was penned by the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force and signed by 44 police chiefs and sheriffs across the country, local law enforcement leaders urge Trump and Congress to "reopen the federal government without delay and work together on bipartisan solutions to improve our immigration system."
  • Alumnus, major donor Michael Bloomberg wants private, armed police force [tr]

    01/23/2019 3:34:13 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 22, 2019 | Pamela Wood and Luke Broadwater
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire ex-mayor of New York and benefactor of the Johns Hopkins University, said Tuesday it’s “ridiculous” the institution doesn’t have an armed police force. *snip* Johns Hopkins is seeking approval from the General Assembly for a private police force to patrol the university campus in Homewood, the hospital campus in East Baltimore and the Peabody Institute in Mount Vernon.
  • Story Behind The Photo Of Officer Natalie Corona Which Students Deemed Racist

    01/14/2019 5:42:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Defense Maven ^ | January 13, 2019 | Holly Matkin
    The photographer who captured the stunning image of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona posing with a Thin Blue Line Flag said that the then-aspiring officer came up with the theme of the photo shoot on her own as a tribute to the sacrifices made by law enforcement. “I would like this photograph to serve as my gratitude for all those law enforcement men and women who have served, who are currently serving, and those who have died in the line of duty protecting our liberties in this great country,” Officer Corona wrote on her Facebook page on Oct. 21, 2016.
  • Davis officer was ambushed when she was shot and killed, chief says

    01/11/2019 7:08:54 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | KCRA Staff
    The man suspected of shooting and killing Davis police Officer Natalie Corona rode up on a bicycle as she was responding to a three-vehicle crash and opened fire, authorities said Friday.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis to suspend and replace Broward Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday

    01/11/2019 1:51:29 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinal ^ | 1/11/19 | Anthony Man
    Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected Friday to suspend Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and replace him with a former Coral Springs police sergeant with a background in active-shooter training. DeSantis will make the announcement at the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters on Friday afternoon, sources told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “We have an event that we’re doing tomorrow,” the governor’s press office said Thursday night. “The governor’s going to issue a statement on holding government officials accountable.” DeSantis press office declined to provide any more details about what would happen on Friday. Israel’s replacement, former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony,...
  • Witness: Davis police officer was ambushed by bystander who then targeted ‘random people’

    01/11/2019 1:25:34 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | January 11, 2019 | Benjy Egel, Vincent Moleski, and Sam Stanton
    The shooting death of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona Thursday night began with a routine collision that spiraled out of control when a bystander suddenly opened fire on Corona at close range, according to one of the drivers in the crash.
  • Officer Natalie Corona mourned as suspect found dead in Davis (CA) home

    01/11/2019 8:24:29 AM PST · by gaijin · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Hannah Darden
    Summary: Answering a call in Davis, Calif. to respond to an accident last night, Officer Natalie Corona, 22, who was on the job just TWO WEEKS, responded before being shot dead by a now-dead suspect only described as white.
  • MO: Hero with Gun Saves Police Officer, Receives Award

    01/09/2019 6:14:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 4 June 2018, Springfield police officers engaged in a gunfight with Joshua S. Stanford. Stanford was being pursued in a suspected package theft. He shot at police, and the cops shot back. From That's when police say the suspect produced a handgun and fired at officers. The officers were not hit.An officer caught up to Stanford in an alley behind 2109 N. Fort Ave. The release says Stanford “presented a threat with the firearm and refused to comply with verbal commands from the officer” and the officer shot Stanford. Police have not yet released the name of...