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  • Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner [VIDEO]

    02/28/2015 1:38:46 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/26/15 | Chuck Ross
    A string of errors on the part of troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol resulted in a humiliating and frightening experience last year for a couple from Washington who were pulled over while cruising down the highway in their classic 1962 Chevy Impala. Now, the couple, Robin and Beverly Bruins, has filed suit against the troopers and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Trouble started for the Bruins when they were pulled over by a trooper after he initiated a “routine records check” on the car. When the check did not return a match, the trooper pulled the couple over, Las Vegas’...
  • In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting

    02/27/2015 7:11:32 AM PST · by heartwood · 24 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Neal Macdonald
    White privilege didn't protect John Geer. That's not to say he didn't have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year. But Geer, pierced 18 months ago by a police bullet as he stood inside the screen door of his own home, his hands raised, begging not to be shot, simply disappeared into the emotional mixing bowl of American news and political priorities. That should not have happened. The killing of John Geer...
  • I’m Not a Criminal. Why Should I Care About Criminal Justice Reform?

    02/24/2015 8:44:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Julie Borowski
    Criminal justice reform has been a hot topic lately. It’s something that both Republicans and Democrats can find common ground on. However, I get the sense that many Americans aren’t convinced that it would benefit them personally. Most of us are probably law-obeying citizens whom would never dream of being involved in illicit activities. We don’t have regular run-ins with the police. We don’t sell or use illegal drugs. We’re just normal people trying to do what’s right and take care of our families. So, why should non-criminals care about criminal justice reform? First, eliminating or reducing mandatory minimum sentences would benefit...
  • Ex-suburban New York police officer, 2 daughters found dead

    02/22/2015 9:56:22 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 2 replies
    Police in the village of Harrison have provided no details about Saturday's deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his two daughters yet all the news stories state the cop/dad did it. I'm very suspicious.
  • Why Police Want Google’s Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature Disabled

    01/26/2015 6:17:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck complained in a letter to Google’s chief executive on Dec. 30 that Waze could be “misused by those with criminal intent to endanger police officers and the community.” The Los Angeles Police Department said Monday it had not heard back from Google about whether it had addressed Beck’s concerns. Google purchased Waze for $966 million in 2013. There are no known connections between any attack on police and Waze, although Beck said Waze was used in the killing of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. The Instagram account of the gunman...
  • Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

    01/28/2015 4:49:01 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 4:47 PM EST | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google's popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers warn others about nearby police activity is putting officers' lives at risk. he National Sheriffs' Association had previously focused its campaign against Waze on police safety after the fatal shootings of two New York police officers in December. It broadened its campaign with a new statement criticizing Google's software as hampering the use of speed traps. The trade association said radar guns and other speed enforcement techniques...
  • Muskogee police release video footage of officer shooting armed man outside wedding

    01/23/2015 7:47:37 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 60 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/23/2015 | DYLAN GOFORTH
    Muskogee police on Friday released video of a fatal police shooting captured by an officer's body camera. Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed 21-year-old Terence D. Walker on Jan. 17 after Walker allegedly ran from police who confronted him outside the Old Agency Baptist Church.
  • Muskogee Police Release Video, Still Images Of Officer Shooting, Killing Suspect

    01/23/2015 11:48:10 AM PST · by OKSooner · 36 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 1-23-2015 | Richard Clark
    MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - Editor's note: The Muskogee Police Department released more than 10 minutes of video of the incident. News On 6 has chosen not to air or post the portion of the video showing the man being killed, out of respect for his family. The Muskogee Police Department released video recorded by an officer's camera showing him shooting and killing a man he was trying to arrest. The shooting happened on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed 21-year-old Terrence Walker. Police had been called to a wedding at a church to investigate a report of...
  • Justice Dept. to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

    01/21/2015 3:01:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Texas Police Pull Over Woman So Fellow Officer Can Propose

    01/20/2015 2:19:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    WRIC ABC8 ^ | January 20, 2015, 10:11 am | Emily Satchell
    This Texas police officer is accustomed to making traffic stops, but he’s never been through one like this one. Galveston Police Officer Gregory Parris arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend, Sara Wolff, so that he could propose to her in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.
  • Video: Fla. teen saves life of cop who was booking him

    01/14/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    According to the Sun-Sentinel, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge was sitting handcuffed as Officer Franklin Foulks was doing paperwork when Officer Foulks suddenly collapsed. Rutledge immediately began kicking the security fence in the booking area to alert other police officers of the trouble.
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • [Quinnipiac U] Poll: New Yorkers don’t approve of police rebuffing mayor

    01/15/2015 6:08:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST | Colleen Long
    Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had “blood on his hands,” according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 69 percent disapproved of the silent protest among police at the funerals of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and 77 percent considered union leader Patrick Lynch’s comment “too extreme.” …
  • Rugs at Fla. sheriff’s office proclaim 'In Dog We Trust'

    01/15/2015 5:34:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/14/15 | Meg Wagner
    Maybe they just really love their K9 officers. A Florida sheriff's office upgraded its headquarters' rugs with the bold proclamation, "In Dog We Trust." The mats, which feature the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office seal, should have read, "In God We Trust."
  • Cop shouldn't be charged in elderly man's death (WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING)

    01/15/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mary Mitchell mmitchell@suntimes.com
    Police Officer Craig Taylor shouldn’t be sitting in a Markham courtroom. Taylor should be out protecting the citizens of Park Forest like he’s done since 2004. Taylor was performing his sworn duty to serve and protect when he was summoned to the Victory Centre in Park Forest on July 26, 2013, to quell a disturbance. He ended up firing beanbag cartridges at 95-year-old John Wrana, a resident of the facility. Taylor, an African-American, was one of five officers who responded to a call from staff that the elderly man was threatening them with a knife, a shoehorn and a cane....
  • Judge rules Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby will stand trial for murder in shooting death

    01/15/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by TankerKC · 22 replies
    Denver news 7 ^ | 1/15/2015 01:22:19 PM MST | Jesse Paul
    LA JUNTA, Colo. - A judge ruled Thursday that there is probable cause for Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby to stand trial for second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Ashby will be arraigned on Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in La Junta. He is currently free on $150,000 bond. Ashby is accused of killing Jack Jacquez, Jr. on Oct. 12, 2014. Relatives say Ashby followed Jacquez to his home and shot him in the back after a struggle over a skateboard on Oct. 12. Authorities had not released the circumstances surrounding the shooting and...
  • 'In dog we trust' misprint on US sheriff's office rug

    01/15/2015 2:04:52 PM PST · by woofie · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 January 2015
    A rug has been removed from a sheriff's office in Florida after it was noticed that it read "in dog we trust" instead of "in God we trust". The $500 (Ł329) mat lay at the entrance to the office in Pinellas County for two months before someone noticed, a spokeswoman said. The error was made by the rug's manufacturer and it is being replaced. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said they were looking at auctioning it for charity, the Tampa Bay Times reports. There have been several offers to buy the misprinted rug . "I'd buy or donate to a charity...
  • Cops Face Murder Charges After Video Captures Shooting of Homeless Man (New Mexico)

    01/14/2015 2:00:35 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Two Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officers are facing murder charges for the shooting death of a homeless man last year. (snip) James Boyd, 38, a mentally ill homeless man, was camping illegally in the hills above Albuquerque when he was confronted by police. During a standoff, police say he refused to drop a knife. The helmet cam video, however, appears to show Boyd surrender. When he begins to run, police open fire. On Monday, Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg filed murder charges against SWAT team member Dominique Perez and former detective Keith Sandy.
  • Charlie Hebdo top cop Helric Fredou kills himself hours after magazine massacre

    01/13/2015 5:29:28 AM PST · by csvset · 26 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Bond
    A senior French police officer investigating the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre killed himself just hours after the horrific terror attack. Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported. His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine's office which left 12 people dead. It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
  • Charlie Hebdo: First picture of top cop Helric Fredou who killed himself after massacre

    01/13/2015 2:12:55 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Anthony Bond, Federica Cocco
    Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his police office in Limoges last Wednesday night, France 3 reported. His body was found by a colleague at 1am on Thursday, hours after the terror attack at the satirical magazine's office which left 12 people dead. It has been reported that shortly before committing suicide Commissioner Fredou had met with the family of one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack massacre.
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasio’s Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • NYPD Barred from Vacation Until Arrests Increase

    01/11/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 126 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-11-2015 | Dan Riehl
    Across New York City, policemen are being put on notice by higher ups, get back to business as usual, or no vacations, or sick days, according to reports. And borough commanders want to see the proof. “Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders ‘activity sheets’ indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift…” Said one union source, according to the New York Post, “Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses.”
  • Unarmed Paris Police Retreated From Terrorist Gunmen

    01/07/2015 4:41:52 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/7/2015 | huck Ross
    Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists who slaughtered 10 journalists at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, retreated from the gunmen because they were unarmed, according to an eyewitness. “Three policemen had arrived on bikes but had to leave because the men were armed, obviously,” Benoit Bringer, who works on the same floor as Charlie Hebdo’s offices, told France Info radio, according to The Guardian. “Then the attackers took off in a car.”
  • Chip Off the Old Block… Malia Obama Wears T-Shirt of Nasty Anti-Cop Rap Group

    01/06/2015 7:23:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 145 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 1/16/15 | Jim Hoft
    Today she’s wearing a T-shirt supporting an anti-white gangster rap group. Tomorrow she’ll be attending Socialist meetings at Columbia College. And, before you know it she’ll be dining with Al Sharpton.On Monday a grainy photo of a 16-year-old wearing a hip-hop group’s tour T-shirt was posted on said group’s official Instagram account.One of the members of the collective, which consists of rappers, producers, and non-musical members, such as photographers and publicists, told Gawker that Mr. Bada$$ had allegedly been sent the snapshot by “a mutual friend of Malia’s and the pro era member.”The lead “singer” for Pro Era was just...
  • Cyclist’s Bike Stolen At Police Station While Reporting iPhone Theft

    01/06/2015 5:14:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago man might think twice the next time he goes into a police station to report something as stolen. On Friday night, 31-year-old Adam Wisneski rode his bike to the Shakespeare District police station on the Northwest Side to report a stolen iPhone. He says he didn’t have his bike lock with him, and asked police if he could leave his bicycle inside the station. They said OK, and he did. He then filled out a police report about the phone.
  • Man Shot by San Francisco Officers Left Suicide Notes

    01/06/2015 3:27:18 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    A.B.C. News ^ | Jan 5, 2015, | KRISTIN J. BENDER
    A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police, authorities said Monday. Officers shot Matthew Hoffman, 32, Sunday evening after he entered a restricted parking lot at a police station and brandished what appeared to be a handgun. It was actually an air gun, which fires small projectiles such as pellets or BBs.
  • A Party at War with Itself

    01/06/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. The first time was when Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at Woodhull Hospital where mortally wounded officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been taken on Dec. 20. The second was when the mayor spoke at Ramos' funeral. The third was at Liu's service on Sunday. Detestation of de Blasio among the NYPD and the cops who came from across the country to stand in solidarity with their slain brothers is broad and deep. And, in a way, de Blasio served...
  • Two Plainclothes Officers Are Shot in the Bronx

    01/06/2015 1:25:09 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By AL BAKER and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop a car while responding to a robbery, the police said. One officer was shot in the back and another officer was shot in the arm, police officials said. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. A search was underway for at least two assailants, Deputy Chief Kim Y. Royster, a Police Department spokeswoman, said. A gun was recovered a block from one crash scene, officials said, but it was not immediately clear if it belonged to either of the assailants. Chief...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Civil war' in Democratic Party

    01/05/2015 9:18:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 5, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. The first time was when Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at Woodhull Hospital where mortally wounded officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been taken on Dec. 20. The second was when the mayor spoke at Ramos’ funeral. The third was at Liu’s service on Sunday. Detestation of de Blasio among the NYPD and the cops who came from across the country to stand in solidarity with their slain brothers is broad and deep. And, in a way, de Blasio served...
  • 2 NYPD Officers Shot in Bronx: FDNY

    01/05/2015 8:21:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 1/5/15 | staff
    Two NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx, police say. It's not clear what led to the shooting on East 184th Street in the Fordham section shortly after 10:30 p.m. Cops Who Turned Backs at NYPD Funerals Were Disrespectful: Mayor The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to be OK, the NYPD said.  A law enforcement source said it appears one officer was shot in the back and the other shot in the elbow. Dramatic Photos: 2 NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush   The shooter or shooters are being sought
  • Geraldo Rivera turned away from Wenjian Liu’s funeral

    01/04/2015 6:04:49 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    We all know Geraldo Rivera is a publicity whore. Today however, he may have exceeded even his lowest moments. First, there was a Geraldo Rivera selfie at Wenjian Liu funeral
  • Police officer dies after being 'pushed' into the path of an oncoming train at a Spanish ...

    01/04/2015 8:14:57 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 3 | jennifer Newton
    This is the shocking moment a Spanish police officer fell to his death after he was apparently pushed into the path of an oncoming train. The officer, named as 28-year-old Francisco Javier Ortega, was talking to a group on the platform at Madrid's Embajadores station, when it is alleged he asked to see identification papers of one of the men. Bystanders waiting for the train were filming on their mobile phones as a minor scuffle broke out on the platform yesterday
  • Cops ignore Bratton, turn backs on de Blasio at officer’s funeral

    01/04/2015 12:39:34 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1-4-2015 | Shawn Cohen and Aaron Short
    <p>Thousands of NYPD cops turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio on Sunday outside a Brooklyn funeral home as he eulogized a murdered NYPD officer inside.</p> <p>As de Blasio addressed the loved ones of Detective Wenjian Liu in the Aievoli Funeral Home in Bensonhurst, the sea of blue watching the funeral on huge TV screens outside showed their disgust for Hizzoner by turning around as he spoke.</p>
  • NBC reporting- Hundreds of officers turn back on De blasio at Detective Wenjian Liu's funeral

    01/04/2015 9:26:57 AM PST · by God luvs America · 63 replies
    NBC News | 1/4/2015 | me
    Watching local coverage of Detective Wenjian Liu's funeral. NBC reporter mentioned dozen of officers in front of the church turned their backs when De Blasio spoke but further down the road there were hundreds who turned their back.
  • Buddhist monks lead ceremony for slain cop as thousands of officers turn their backs on de Blasio

    01/04/2015 11:17:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Thousands of police officers are paying their respect to a New York Police Department officer shot to death along with his partner as mourners converge from around the country Sunday for a second funeral that stands to test tensions between the city's mayor and police. Buddhist monks led a Chinese ceremony for Officer Wenjian Liu, followed by a traditional police ceremony with eulogies led by a chaplain. Liu, 32, had served as a policeman for seven years and was married just two months when he was killed with his partner, Officer Rafael Ramos, on Dec. 20. Despite commissioner Bratton's warning...
  • Protester Who Chanted For “Dead Cops” Says They Didn’t Mean It

    01/03/2015 6:16:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Nicolás Medina Mora
    BuzzFeed News spoke to a protester who chanted for “dead cops” on Dec. 13, which was captured on video and has become a nationwide flashpoint. “We wanted to separate ourselves from people who just want to get a guy fired.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK) NEW YORK CITY — On Dec. 13, about 100 protesters splintered off from the #MillionsMarch in lower Manhattan — a huge, peaceful demonstration against police brutality — and headed up Sixth Avenue. They turned east on 32nd Street, and passed right under the window of Tom Dilello, a computer programer who works for a large bank. At about 4:41 p.m.,...
  • RIP Richard Williamson: Heroic CA Private Officer Killed In Gun Battle!

    01/02/2015 4:41:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/02/15 | Nadra Enzi
    Richard ” Big Will ” Williamson, owner of BW Security Services, in Riverside, CA The recent murder of Richard ” Big Will ” Williamson, owner of BW Security Services, in Riverside, CA., once more serves notice about the very real threat decent Black men and private officers face in urban settings. He died after exchanging shots with gunmen firing into the crowd at a skating rink he secured. Believe it or not, skating rinks have become high risk venues for private officers and police. This case brought back memories of the heavy police and security presence at the one back...
  • Black America’s Best Ally: Cops

    01/02/2015 4:43:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Niger Innis
    Starting with the President of the United States, followed by his Attorney General, the establishment media, African-American members of Congress, and dozens of professional athletes, protest against the loss of black lives has become a cause celeb. To be sure, every death is a tragedy, and every crime – whether committed by a police officer or anyone else – should be prosecuted. But the simple truth is that sometimes police must act in self-defense to protect themselves. It appears that that may well have been what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. Many of the protesters in Ferguson took to the streets...
  • Sioux Falls Police officer shot at near Tuthill Park (S Dakota)

    01/02/2015 2:55:21 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 6 replies
    KSFY - ABC ^ | January 1 | Ronald Hawkins
    ...Initial reports say the officer was not hit and is uninjured. The suspect has taken off on foot, and authorities in the area are searching for him
  • Trooper indicted in July 4 crash that killed 2 in Cannon Falls

    12/31/2014 7:09:15 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-31-14 | AP
    RED WING, Minn. -- A Minnesota state trooper appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since being indicted on manslaughter charges in a Fourth of July crash that killed two people in Cannon Falls. A Goodhue County grand jury indicted Scott Reps, 48, on two felony counts of second-degree manslaughter. Reps was released on his own recognizance, the Post-Bulletin reported, and is due back in court Feb. 20. He was indicted on Dec. 16, but the indictment was sealed until his court appearance. In addition to the two felony counts, he also faces one count of failure to drive...
  • Baltimore news crew FIRED after "Let's Kill a Cop" Story

    12/31/2014 7:17:15 AM PST · by golux · 45 replies
    FTV LIVE ^ | 12.30.14 | Scott Jones
    Back on December 22nd, FTVLive told you about Sinclair owned WBBF's story that was misleadingly edited to make it sound like protesters were calling on people to “kill a cop.” “At this rally in Washington, D.C. participants chanted, ‘We won’t stop, we can’t stop, so kill a cop,’” WBFF’s Melinda Roeder said during her report. It was pointed out that wasn't what the protestors were saying and the clip was wildly taken out of context. The station apologized for the story, but now sources tell FTVLive that firings have happened at the station as fallout from the story. Sources tell...
  • Ezell Ford autopsy: Four experts give their verdicts

    12/29/2014 7:59:40 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/29/2014 | Scott Glover
    The Times asked four use-of-force experts to review the autopsy of Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man killed by police in South Los Angeles in August.SnipMerrick Bobb, who for years was the civilian overseer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said he didn’t see anything “particularly remarkable” in the autopsy report that would color his opinion of the officers’ actions.SnipEd Obayashi, an Inyo County sheriff’s deputy who is also an attorney and a legal expert on police use of force, said he found nothing in the autopsy to contradict the police version of events.SnipSid Heal, who was the...
  • ‘Traitor’ de Blasio booed at Police Academy graduation

    12/29/2014 2:02:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/29/14 | Amber Sutherland,
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed and heckled as he spoke to the city’s newest cops Monday morning. During a graduation ceremony for the latest class of graduates from the Police Academy, audience members shouted “Traitor!” as Hizzoner took the podium in Madison Square Garden. “You will confront all manner of problems … problems that you didn’t create,” de Blasio told the crowd. “You did!” someone yelled back, prompting laughter and applause. Earlier, de Blasio praised the new cops for “choosing what is a noble calling” and joining “the greatest and finest police department on this Earth.” He also said:
  • Protesters in Hollywood block road; Call 911 when run over

    12/28/2014 2:13:04 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 28 replies
    A bunch of hipster protester wannabes were blocking a road in Hollywood, when a car pushed through their "line". One of Free Thought Project idiots (@julie_bush Good !) posted on twitter that they called 911.
  • [Update] Cops Turn Backs To De Blasio At Slain Officer's Funeral

    12/27/2014 10:28:54 AM PST · by God luvs America · 35 replies
    Gotamist ^ | 12/27/2014
    Update: Despite pleas to leave politics away from the funeral, hundreds of cops turned their backs when Mayor de Blasio spoke at Ramos' funeral. "All of the city is grieving and grieving for so many reasons but the most personal is we lost such a good man," he said during the remarks.
  • The Continuing Obama Soap Opera

    12/26/2014 10:25:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | D.W. Wilbur
    Enjoying his vacation in Hawaii President Obama has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to New York to represent the administration at the funeral of slain New York Police Officer Rafael Ramos, in a move some would consider a clear indication of his hostility towards and disdain for law enforcement. To send a loose cannon like Biden to such a solemn occasion, knowing full well that Biden is more than likely going to say or do something truly insensitive or stupid, shows that the president has little regard for the feelings of police professionals in New York and around the country.The...
  • Police Harassment Joke

    12/25/2014 7:01:02 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    Email | 25 DECEMBER 2014 | Email
    Police Harassment: Recently, the Chula Vista, California Police Department ran a forum with the local community with the topic being, "Community Policing." One of the civilian participants posed the following question: "I would like to know how it is possible for police officers to continually harass people and get away with it? From the "other side," Sgt. Bennett, obviously a cop with a sense of humor replied: "First of all, let me tell you this...it's not easy. In Chula Vista, we average one cop for every 600 people. Only about 60% of those cops are on general duty (or what...
  • Officer Down Memorial Page: Investigator Michael David Davis, Sr. & Jr.

    12/23/2014 5:48:40 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 5 replies
    Officer Down Memorial Page ^ | October 24, 2014
    I was reading a list of fallen police officers from 2014 this afternoon. I Google'd each name to read the circumstances of each. On a personal level, each of these deaths is a terrible tragedy, but I found this one particularly sad: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22252-investigator-michael-david-davis-jr The reason it was so sad, is that my Google search first found this: http://www.odmp.org/officer/3882-investigator-michael-david-davis-sr
  • Sheriff Arpaio Predicts War on Police

    12/23/2014 12:29:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    The sheriff said that he believes the heightened rhetoric coming from politicians and community leaders about police brutality and racism “at least indirectly” caused the death of Officers Liu and Ramos on Saturday. The two NYPD officers were shot execution style by an assassin while they were eating their lunch in a patrol car. Arpaio contends that there is no one more incendiary than Al Sharpton when it comes to race baiting. “We better tell him to chill out, knock it off, stop going to the White House sitting next to the president and talking about race,” he said. According...
  • Police issue gift cards to some folks during traffic stops

    12/23/2014 5:57:38 AM PST · by Citizen Zed
    news 8 abc ^ | 12-22-2014
    Lt. Paul Manning said they only have a handful of these gift certificates, but wanted to do something for citizens in the community who are having a tough time this holiday season and who have a stand-up record. "By doing this, we don't encourage bad driving and we don't want people out there breaking the law in hopes of getting a gift card because there is a good chance they have already been given out by now - it's just the thought of making someone's holiday a little brighter," Manning said.