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  • How Sacramento police left city unguarded over two chaotic nights of vandalism, mayhem ( me: blame cops not thugs? )

    06/03/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee via MSN ^ | June 3 2020 | Sacramento Bee’s By Jason Pohl, Ryan Sabalow, and Sam Stanton,m
    At 10:35 p.m. Sunday, around two dozen Sacramento police officers in body armor and helmets stood near 15th and J street, awaiting orders. A half-mile away, a group of protesters was dispersing after a two-hour showdown at the Capitol that included officers shooting tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. For a moment, the feeling seemed to be one of ease. But then the officers on 15th Street departed without explanation, exposing a swath of midtown to small groups of vandals who roamed the streets, leaving a path of shattered windows, spilled booze and anxiety in their wake. Kendrick...
  • A Cop-out By Police Chief For Failing to Arrest George Floyd's Killers

    06/03/2020 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Paul Kamenar
    In the midst of the rioting following the killing of George Floyd by Officer Derek Chauvin, the Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, asked himself the rhetorical question at a press conference last week: “Why is the officer who killed George Floyd, not in jail right now? I can’t answer that question.” The answer is simple as he well knows. His police chief, Medaria Arradondo, decided not to arrest Chauvin on any number of charges, ranging from felony assault and manslaughter to murder. Had he promptly done so at the time he fired Chauvin and the other three officers who assisted...
  • Biden silent as Trump honors black retired police captain shot dead by looters, conservatives help family

    06/03/2020 6:43:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 3, 2020 | Vivek Saxena
    You likely won’t hear a single peep about him from the likes of CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon and Brian Stelter, but early Tuesday morning a retired black St. Louis police who’d lived a righteous life and given back to his community was reportedly murdered in cold blood while defending a friend’s pawnshop from one of the left’s beloved looters. One of the first people to bring the death of David Dorn, 77, to the wider public attention’s was President Donald Trump, who tweeted the following late Tuesday, long before the national media picked up the story the following morning:
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio goes to war with his own cops AGAIN as he says officer who pointed his firearm at protesters 'should have his gun and badge taken away'

    06/02/2020 8:50:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone to war with his own cops as he demanded the officer who pointed his firearm at protesters 'should have his gun and badge taken away'. De Blasio called for the NYPD officer to be fired after footage surfaced on social media of him pulling his handgun and pointing it at protesters outside The Strand bookstore in Manhattan Sunday night where activists gathered to demand justice over George Floyd's death. 'It is not the place of an officer to pull a gun in the middle of a crowd, knowing that there are...
  • Should Law Enforcement professionals “Take a Knee”?

    06/02/2020 3:36:05 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 67 replies
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6673527191634026496 ^ | 02 June 2020 | LinkedIn Article written by a Retired LEO
    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6673527191634026496 “Please share this ARTICLE on all Law Enforcement groups. We as Law Enforcement professionals have a LOT to say and share. And NOW -- more than ever is the TIME to SPEAK UP - Take a Knee and LISTEN to the PEOPLE of your community !“
  • Minneapolis Mayor DEFENDS abandoning 3rd precinct in order to prevent 'hand-to-hand' combat between protesters and 'outnumbered' officers - as cops claim officials were 'content to let the city be overrun'

    05/30/2020 7:46:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2020 | Andrew Court
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says the city's 3rd Police Precinct was ordered to be evacuated late Thursday to avoid 'hand-to-hand combat' with rioters who later stormed the building and set it on fire. . . . Images of rioters setting fire to the 3rd Police Precinct were beamed around the world Friday, symbolizing a city out of control. Several people were pictured inside the building, roaming through its corridors with baseball bats, axes and torches while scrawling graffiti on the walls.
  • Warning issued that Minneapolis police station stormed by rioters could EXPLODE after gas lines are cut in third night of violence as protests over George Floyd's death spread across the U.S.

    05/28/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Officials have warned that a Minneapolis police station which was stormed by rioters and set alight could now explode after gas lines were cut during the third night of violence in the city as protests over George Floyd's death spread across America. Cops were forced to flee from the burning Minneapolis Third Police Precinct Thursday night when rioters rioters broke into the building and torched it. . . . Break-off protests over Floyd's death are building across different states, with disturbing footage showing the driver of a black SUV appear to deliberately mow down a Black Lives Matter protester in...
  • Protests over George Floyd's death continue in Minneapolis and Oakdale (officer's town)

    05/27/2020 7:35:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 75 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | May 27, 2020 | Ryan Faircloth, Matt McKinney and Katie Galioto
    Anger over the death of George Floyd spilled into the streets of Minneapolis for a second night Wednesday, as protesters lobbed rocks and bottles at police and gathered separately outside the homes of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and the fired officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck. Protests also took place in Duluth. A large crowd gathered outside Minneapolis’ Third Precinct police headquarters, throwing objects at the building and officers. Police deployed rubber bullets, flash bombs and tear gas to push them back. Fired police officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death...
  • Minneapolis police, protesters clash almost 24 hours after George Floyd's death in custody

    05/26/2020 7:24:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | May 26, 2020 | Libor Jany
    Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday after the detention and death of 47-year-old George Floyd — a scene that unfolded in a Facebook video showing a white officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded with police, “I can’t breathe.” Floyd died at Hennepin County Medical Center soon after the incident, which started when police detained him Monday evening on suspicion of trying to pass a fake $20 bill at a convenience store. The FBI launched an investigation Tuesday, as the Minneapolis Police Department fired the officer as well as three others who were at the scene. Anger over...
  • Why Did Arizona Democrats Kill a Bill Protecting Citizens From Police Overreach?

    05/24/2020 12:07:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.22.2020 | SCOTT SHACKFORD
    It’s all about the revenue. Civil forfeiture brings in money, and lawmakers are more worried about their budgets than residents’ due process and property rights. An Arizona bill requiring police and prosecutors to get a criminal conviction before they could attempt to force defendants to forfeit their assets died Thursday at the hands of a bloc of mostly Democrat lawmakers. Civil asset forfeiture is a mechanism that lets law enforcement seize and keep the assets of people believed to have committed crimes. Many states do not require defendants to actually be convicted — or sometimes even charged — with a...
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • CNN Panel Devolves Into Chaos When Guest Screams ‘Rogue Cops’ ‘Shoot Black People for Sport’(2016)

    05/10/2020 7:22:28 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2016 | Newsbusters
    In a moment that rivals noteworthy CNN panels that devolved into verbal chaos (examples here and here), Friday’s AC360 saw another inductee as CNN political commentator and former Congressional Black Caucus staffer Angela Rye irresponsibly, hypocritically, and recklessly declared that she’s never said a thing that’s anti-police but seconds later screamed that “rogue cops” go out so they can “shoot black people for sport.” From the moment Rye dropped this vile talking point, fellow Democrat and St. Louis Police Officers Association representative Jeff Roorda understandably reacted with anger at “the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard on this network” and...
  • Massachusetts: “Pedophile Hunter” Catches Police Chief Trying To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy (Video)

    04/22/2020 6:13:22 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 34 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 04/21/20 | Matt Agorist
    The chief’s messages were gruesome in nature and illustrated his level of depravity. The chief knew that the person he was communicating with was a child. Despite the fact that he knew the person on the other end of the text was a child, the chief described his sexual desires to him, asked the child about the size of his genitals, and arranged to meet the child in a place “out of the way.”
  • NYC park-goers threaten to spit, cough on cops enforcing social distancing

    04/08/2020 11:05:09 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2020 | Rich Calder
    It’s dangerous to be a city parks enforcement officer these days. Several officers told The Post on Tuesday that some park-goers are so angry over being called out about social distancing amid the coronavirus that they threaten to spit or cough on them if they try to enforce the safety rules. “They will say, ‘Screw you, I hope you get coronavirus,’’ a Parks Enforcement Patrol officer said. “People do not want to listen.” Another officer said, “You have situations where we are educating people about social distancing, and they are threatening to cough on you as a means to break...
  • Colorado Man Handcuffed in Front of His 6-Year-Old Daughter at Park For 'Violating Social Distancing Order'

    04/07/2020 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 116 replies
    GP ^ | April 7,2020 | By Cristina Laila
    The criminals are being released from prison and being replaced with peaceful, law-abiding citizens who dare go outside. A 33-year-old Colorado man was handcuffed in front of his wife and 6-year-old daughter for allegedly violating a social distancing order. 33-year-old Matt Mooney said his young daughter was terrified the police were going to arrest him after the cops swarmed his family. The father reassured his daughter they were doing nothing wrong by playing tee-ball in the park, however the police cuffed him in front of the little girl. The incident was recorded by former Brighton City Councilman Kirby Wallin. “He’s...
  • Mexico Shuts Down Drug Cartel’s Ranch, Complete With Gators and Lions

    03/23/2020 1:40:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | Paula Froelich VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED March 21, 2020 | Paula Froelich VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED March 21, 2020
    Mexico has shut down the operations hub of the country’s most powerful drug families — a remote ranch with a lake full of gators and lions on the prowl. The Monte Rico compound, in the state of Veracruz, was registered to brothers Jacinto and Alberto Rodríguez of the infamous the Los Piñas Cartel. The twosome turned their land into a place where they tortured their rivals, officials said.
  • Oregon police department asks public not to call 911 if they run out of toilet paper

    03/16/2020 11:05:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    KATU ^ | March 15, 2020 | KMTR Staff
    NEWPORT, Ore. (KMTR) — The Newport Oregon Police Department is notifying the public that they are not to call the emergency line simply because they ran out of toilet paper. While many people have been blitzing shopping areas in order to stock up on toilet paper, the police department is offering a number of alternative options you can use in case you run out.
  • Former McDonald's employee to stand trial for allegedly spitting on police officer's burger and rubbing bun on floor

    03/16/2020 8:27:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2020 | Emma Colton
    A former McDonald’s employee in California was hit with a felony charge for allegedly spitting on a uniformed police officer’s burger and rubbing the bun on the floor. Tatyana Hargrove, 21, was arrested in 2019 and will stand trial on a felony charge of willfully poisoning food, according to court documents. The former Bakersfield McDonald’s employee is also accused of shouting, “Black Lives Matter,” and, “F--- the pigs!”
  • "It City" woes: Police officer shortage severe in Metro Nashville

    03/01/2020 7:00:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    WSMV ^ | February 19, 2020 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Nashville is hemorrhaging police officers at a time when more are needed than ever before. That’s according to the union president who says the problem has become a major public safety concern. “Even if we were fully staffed today, we would not have enough officers,” said fraternal order of police president James Smallwood. 42 officers recently graduated from Nashville’s police academy. In a few months, the graduates will be out on the streets, risking their lives, to keep the city safe. “I’m just proud to be doing the job I’m going to be doing,” said officer...
  • N.J. officials say state faces ‘high’ level of threat from extremist groups, white supremacists

    02/23/2020 6:30:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.21.20 | Ted Sherman
    Police on the street responding to the December attack on a Jersey City kosher market in December.AP Citing the deadly attack in December on a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, as well as the arrests last year of a number of white supremacists allegedly plotting violent attacks, New Jersey officials Friday said homegrown extremism remains the biggest terrorism threat to the state. The Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in its annual assessment report, said of the 44 domestic terrorist incidents reported in the United States last year, four had a nexus to New Jersey.“The ever-changing threat landscape in...