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  • 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 · 76 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...
  • State Passes Law to Legalize Shooting Police (Indiana)

    02/04/2014 8:56:17 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "Finally some rational legislation is passed concerning ‘public servants’ unlawfully entering another person’s property...... Well, Indiana has taken action to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”
  • Automatic License Plate Readers Targeting Lawful Gun Owners (Maryland)

    01/27/2014 6:29:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Front Line State ^ | Front Line State
    Are automatic license plate readers in Maryland alerting police when registered gun owners drive past them? Recently we posted a story about John Filippidas, the concealed carry permit holder from Florida who was stopped on I-95 by a Maryland Transportation Authority cop. The cop detained Filippidas and his family for nearly two hours while searching the family’s vehicle for the gun Filippidas legally owns. The gun was in a safe back in Florida. No ticket was issued.
  • Dog that lunged at probation officer is shot, killed

    01/23/2014 5:47:05 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 29 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 | Susan Shroder
    OCEANSIDE — A county probation officer shot and killed a dog that lunged at her in an aggressive manner Wednesday night in the backyard of an Oceanside house, police said. SNIP The probation officer went into the backyard, where the pit bull-mix came after her, the lieutenant said. She shot the dog to protect herself, he said.
  • EPIC POLICE FAIL: You won’t believe L.A. cops are getting away with this mistake

    01/23/2014 5:34:48 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014 | Robby Soave
    In pursuit of a dangerous black male killer, Los Angeles Police Department officers mistook two Latina woman for the suspect and fired one hundred shots. Then, Torrance Officer Brian McGee thought he saw the suspect’s vehicle and rammed into it at full speed, nearly killing the innocent driver, David Perdue, a white man. McGee also fired three shots at Perdue. But L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has decided not to press charges against McGee, since his error was “a reasonable mistake.”
  • 18 year veteran of Benton [AR] Police Department Charged with rape

    01/23/2014 2:04:57 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 38 replies
    KATV ^ | Posted: Jan 22, 2014 2:08 PM CST | By Jeannette Reyes, Reporter
    BENTON (KATV) - A veteran Benton police officer was charged with raping a minor. Forty-two-year-old Lt. Monte L. Hodge was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping an underage male relative. According to police, the victim was raped and threatened repeatedly by Hodge for several years. The boy finally broke his silence a day after being raped one last time. "He just broke down and told me he had something to tell me and he told me," said the victim's friend, who chose to remain anonymous. And what the victim told this friend was horrifying.
  • Worst Police Sketch Ever: TX Cops Release Sketch of Robbery Suspect ...Looks Like a Bad Cartoon

    01/21/2014 7:27:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 January 2014 | Sara Malm
    Is this the worst police sketch ever? Police release likeness of armed robbery suspect that looks more like a CARTOON than a person • Texas police release 'cartoon' e-fit sketch of suspected robber • The person on the sketch lacks lips, irises and even eyebrows • It depicts a suspect in an armed robbery which took place last week • A man held two women at knife point in Lamar County, Paris Police in Texas have released a sketch of a suspected robber, but unless they are looking for Morph, they might struggle to locate him. The e-fit was sent...
  • Mexico Trying to Stop Texas from Executing Illegal Alien Cop Killer — With John Kerry’s Help

    01/21/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    Twisted Trio: Mexico, the U.N., and John Kerry are working to save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John Urban | Top Right NewsMexico's government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them -- and the United Nations -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston...
  • NYPD cops beat an old man bloody…for jaywalking

    01/21/2014 7:22:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 20, 2014 | Robby Soave
    The New York Police Department is receiving widespread criticism after officers injured an 84-year-old man—who doesn’t speak English and didn’t understand police orders—for the crime of jaywalking. Kang Wong committed jaywalking at an Upper West Side intersection in New York City around 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to the New York Post. He is a resident of the area. An officer soon approached him and tried to write him a ticket. But Wong, who speaks only broken English, didn’t understand what was happening, and continued walking away from the officer. When the officer tried to grab him, he pushed back....
  • Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!

    01/19/2014 9:12:26 AM PST · by DariusBane · 196 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 01/19/2014 | Mr. Lunk
    A Metro passenger used his cell phone's video camera to capture a confrontation between a woman and two LA County sheriff's deputies on a bus in Bellflower.
  • NM 'anal probe' police lawsuit settled

    01/16/2014 9:28:00 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 01/14/2014 | Associated Press
    Suspect was taken to two hospitals and subjected to anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A city and county in southern New Mexico have settled a lawsuit filed by a man taken to two hospitals and subjected to anal probes over suspicion of hiding drugs, the man's lawyer said Monday. According to attorneys for David Eckert, Hidalgo County and the city of Deming recently settled their portion of a lawsuit for a total of $1.6 million. The lawsuit, filed against police and sheriff's officials in Deming and Hidalgo County, which borders Mexico, alleges Deming police sought...
  • Police Trickery Prompts Concern From State's High Court

    01/14/2014 8:09:01 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 1/15/14 | John Caher
    ALBANY - The constitutional limits of police deception, and the potential for trickery to cause a false confession, seemed to trouble the judges on New York's highest court Tuesday as they heard two appeals challenging nearly 150 years of jurisprudence. For more than an hour, the judges engaged in a lively give-and-take with defense and prosecution attorneys in two cases that are unrelated except for the fact that both involve defendants who confessed after they were tricked by police. The Court of Appeals has long held that police can resort to deceit and subterfuge to persuade a suspect to confess...
  • Ex-Officers Found Not Guilty in Kelly Thomas’ Beating Death

    01/13/2014 6:01:03 PM PST · by AmericanHunter · 83 replies
    http://ktla.com/2014/01/13/verdict-reached-in-trial-of-ex-officers-in-kelly-thomas-death/
  • Retired officer arrested in Wesley Chapel theater shooting

    01/13/2014 3:27:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 127 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | 1/13/14
    An altercation between two couples at a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday led to a shooting that left a man dead, authorities said. The suspect was identified as Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer. He has been arrested on a charge of second-degree homicide. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Chad and Nichole Oulson got into an argument with Reeves and his wife, who were sitting behind them during previews for the 1:20 p.m. showing of the war movie Lone Survivor. Argument started over cell phone Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said the argument began when Reeves became upset...
  • Man Gets 35 Years for Shooting Police Dog

    01/09/2014 12:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 7, 2014
    A South Carolina man who killed a police dog during a gunfight and chase has pleaded guilty and will serve 35 years in prison, officials said. Maurice McCreary, 24, admitted he fired a half-dozen shots at officers who were pursuing him after an armed robbery Dec. 16, 2011. No officers were hit but Fargo, who along with a large contingent of police was chasing McCreary. When Fargo caught up to McCreary the dog bit him and latched on. As McCreary tried to run away he shot at the animal. Fargo survived long enough to make it to an emergency veterinarian...
  • “We don’t have time for this”: Cop allegedly kills NC teen who was already tased and restrained

    01/08/2014 7:37:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Ace and Bearing Arms, I missed this yesterday but it deserves some belated attention. The victim, Keith Vidal, was schizophrenic, weighed 90 pounds, had already been tased, and reportedly was being held down by two officers when the shooting happened. He was armed with a “tiny screwdriver,” according to his family.His dad claims that one cop said “we don’t have time for this” right before the kid was shot dead on the floor. According to the report, the first unit on scene was a Boiling Spring Lakes officer who arrived at 12:34 p.m. He was joined shortly after by...
  • Officer Shoots and Kills Teen With Schizophrenia: “We don’t have time for this”

    01/07/2014 7:46:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 6, 2014 | Lily Dane
    A North Carolina family is mourning the loss of their 18 year old son after he was shot and killed by a police officer. Mark Wilsey called 911 for police assistance with his son Keith, who was having a schizophrenic incident and threatened his mother with a small screwdriver. Wilsey said two police officers showed up and were able to subdue Keith, but the arrival of a third officer caused the teen to become agitated, and the officers used a Taser on him. Wilsey told WECT that officers had his son down on the ground after the teen was tased...
  • University of Virginia student plans civil action over ABC arrest (Update)

    01/05/2014 3:47:04 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | News 5 Staff
    A University of Virginia student has notified the state that she plans to file a civil action over her arrest by Alcohol Beverage Control agents. Don LeMond with the Virginia Department of Treasury said that the notice begins a dialogue between Elizabeth Daly's lawyers and the Virginia Attorney General's Office. On April 11, 2013, ABC agents confronted the 20-year-old Daly after mistaking sparkling water that she had bought for beer.
  • Egyptian Astrologer Warns: In 2014, Saturn Enters Sagittarius, Making Jews Stronger

    01/02/2014 3:26:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12/31/2013
    In an end-of-year interview on Al-Nahar TV, Egyptian astrologer Sayyed Al-Shimi warned that whenever Saturn enters a fire sign, the Jews become stronger. Attributing various events, including the first World Zionist Congress, the Balfour Declaration, and the 1948, 1956, and 1967 wars, to the constellation of the stars, Al-Shimi warned that in December 2014, Saturn would enter Sagittarius again.Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on Al-Nahar TV and was posted on the Internet on December 31, 2013: Sayyed Al-Shimi: Saturn will enter the fire sign of Sagittarius. My late father and I have had a long history with...
  • 32 Officers Killed by Gunfire in 2013, Lowest Number Since 1887

    12/31/2013 8:54:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There is some coverage of this number, which varies quite a bit from year to year.   The number being shown is 33, but that appears to include one accident.  The trend is down, though not as much as the homicide rate in general.   It is clear that the number of citizen owned guns is not linked to the number of police killed with guns.  While the number of guns in the hands of the public has soared, and the number of people legally carrying firearms has skyrocketed, crime is down, homicides are down, and then number of police murdered...
  • 2013: Fewest Police Deaths by Firearms Since 1887

    12/30/2013 5:26:01 PM PST · by Ken H · 30 replies
    KEYE TV ^ | December 30, 2013 | n/a
    The number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms in 2013 fell to levels not seen since the 19th century, according to a report released Monday. The annual report from the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund also found that deaths in the line of duty generally fell by 8 percent and were the fewest since 1959. According to the report, 111 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty nationwide this past year, compared to 121 in 2012. Forty-six officers were killed in traffic related accidents, and 33 were killed by firearms. The...
  • Unbelievably lenient sentence for cop who fingered suspects’ ....

    12/30/2013 3:15:49 PM PST · by driftdiver · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2013 | Robby Soave
    The end of 2013 brought a measure of closure to a long-running Milwaukee police scandal, though some say the officer — and his cohorts — who repeatedly and illegally shoved his fingers up black male suspects’ anal cavities got off with a light sentence considering the flagrant nature of his abuses. The ringleader was identified as officer Michael Vagnini, a white man who routinely targeted black males as young as fifteen for sadistic — and blatantly illegal — anal searches. One victim said that another officer put a gun to his head while Vagnini administered a choke hold, touched his...
  • There was something about the 20th Century, something awful. Did Pope Leo have the answer?

    03/30/2012 12:01:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 29, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What are we to make of the 20th Century? Like any period it is marked with its glories and its horrors. In his now classic work Modern Times, historian Paul Johnson gives a sober assessment of the 20th century and estimates, many think conservatively, that 100 million died in war and for ideological reasons in that violent century. Perhaps no century can be said to have been bloodier.It was a century of the imposition of every sort of collectivism from communism, fascism, tribalism, and socialism , all with catastrophic results. Whole populations were the subject of social experiments; and here...
  • John Hinckley’s greater freedom doesn’t worry south suburban chief he shot

    12/29/2013 5:42:43 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 29 dec 2013 | Stefano Esposito
    The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 now has a federal judge’s permission to spend more days each month outside a mental health hospital than in it. Does that worry Tim McCarthy, who took one of John Hinckley Jr.’s bullets in the chest? “Not in the slightest,” says McCarthy, the former U.S. Secret Service agent who has been Orland Park’s police chief since 1994. “Maybe it should be the other way around . . . I’m still in law enforcement. I have no reason to fear him. I had no reason to fear him then and...
  • Deputy killed as SWAT Team breaks through door to serve “No Knock” warrant

    12/28/2013 9:03:20 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 200 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/28/13 | Doug Book
    On December 19th, a sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during an attempt to serve a “no knock” warrant near Sommerville, Texas. Just before 6:00 A.M. an 8 member SWAT team broke through the door of Henry Goedrich Magee to serve a warrant which would permit the team to search the mobile home in which Magee and his pregnant girlfriend were living. Reacting to the pre-dawn, forced entry Magee grabbed a rifle propped against a bedroom door frame and fired at the unidentified intruders, killing 31 year old sheriff’s deputy Adam Sowders. No one else was injured and Magee was...
  • Questioned for smoking

    12/26/2013 4:49:45 PM PST · by DariusBane · 47 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 12/26/2013 | Retardo
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6ea_1387991405
  • 70 yr old lady slammed by 3 cops

    12/26/2013 2:58:38 PM PST · by DariusBane · 178 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 12/26/2013 | empirerome
    I do not own the rights to this video, the guys voice is not mine. This happened a block from me the cop is now suspended and the woman suffered a broken nose and some other facial injuries http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aec_1388087789
  • GA sheriff cuts ties with A&E over Phil Robertson 'Duck Dynasty' flap (Beyond Scared Straight)

    12/22/2013 7:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The sheriff of Douglas County, Phil Miller, has said he's cutting ties with the A&E network in response to the suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Robertson, the family patriarch, was suspended last week for comments he made to GQ magazine about gays and African-Americans. "It was about a man stating his Christian beliefs without malice or judgment, and losing his job. That's wrong," Miller said....
  • Video Goes Viral After Garden City Cop Threatens To Ticket Man Washing Car In Own Driveway

    12/21/2013 8:18:15 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 78 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/ ^ | December 20, 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A video has gone viral after a Long Island man recorded a police officer who threatened to ticket him if he washed his car in the driveway. As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported Friday, the incident happened on Hawthorne Road in Garden City. The 24-year-old said he was washing his 1997 Volkswagen in his driveway when a police officer told him he wasn’t allowed to do that. The officer said although the car wasn’t going to be washed in the street, which is illegal, washing it in the driveway would still be in the public’s view,...
  • Ex-police officer indicted for fraudulent U.S. citizenship

    12/19/2013 12:45:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | Michelle E. Shaw
    A former Jamaican police officer, who was in the United States illegally, managed to obtain citizenship and get a job in the College Park Police Department, federal authorities said. Devon Campbell, 46, of Ellenwood, who also used the name Wilmott Alvin Livingston, has been arraigned on a number of charges, including making false statements on his citizenship and passport applications. Campbell was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on one count of the following crimes: unlawfully procuring citizenship or naturalization, making false statements in a passport application, misusing evidence of citizenship, and using a passport secured by false statements,...
  • The Militarization of Law Enforcement - “We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore”

    12/11/2013 12:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 160 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed of campus violence. When senior Robert Cameron Redus was pulled-over last Friday by campus police for “erratically speeding,” it is unlikely he had any clue of how tragically the stop would end. The campus police department contends Redus, an honors student set to graduate in May, grabbed the officer’s steel baton during a struggle. Not in dispute, however, is that Redus was shot five times by the officer, at close range, leaving him dead and the University scrambling to...
  • NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit Says

    12/10/2013 8:45:21 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | 12/10/2013 | Nicholas Rizzi
    ST. GEORGE — A Staten Island woman has sued the city claiming police entered her St. George home without a warrant, beat her family and killed her beloved pet parakeet, according to court documents. Last year, Evelyn Lugo's bird, Tito, was thrown from his cage after it was knocked off a dresser as cops came into her Corson Avenue home, the Daily News first reported. The officers then stepped on the bird intentionally, killing it, court documents say. Officers also beat two of Lugo's sons, her daughter and a family friend, the lawsuit claims. According to court documents, police entered...
  • 'Oh you're gonna shoot me?' The sarcastic last words of straight-A student shot dead by cop ...

    12/09/2013 10:37:20 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 174 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/08/2013 | Alex Greig
    FULL TITLE: 'Oh you're gonna shoot me?' The sarcastic last words of straight-A student shot dead by college cop after being stopped for speeding University student Cameron Redus, 23, was shot and killed by a campus police officerAccording to police, the officer tried to pull Redus over for driving erratically and speedingThe two pulled into the parking lot of Redus' apartment blockMinutes later, Redus was shot 'four to six times' by CarterRedus was a straight-A student set to graduate in MayAlamo Heights police and Texas Rangers are investigating the shootingCarter is on administrative leave during the investigation A witness says...