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  • Caught on tape: Police beat and taser 'gentle' mentally-ill homeless man to death

    07/28/2011 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Smogger · 182 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6:27 PM on 27th July 2011 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    <p>A shocking video has been released allegedly showing police officers tasering and beating a homeless man to death who they claim was resisting arrest. Though the video is not clear, eye witnesses say the homeless man - Kelly Thomas, 37 - was unable to put up any resistance and was lying on the ground on his front when the attack took place on July 5. His screams and cries for his father can be heard amid the tasering noises.</p>
  • Canton OH 'Only Ones' put the lie to public pledge--not to mention their oaths

    07/22/2011 5:46:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Several readers have sent me a dashcam video of the Canton, OH Polizei stopping a concealed carry permit holder. I was going to hold off on posting anything on Examiner until I finished my story-gathering for tomorrow's War on Guns radio show, but the video made me so angry I thought I'd best dash something off now or it would bug me until I did. See the sidebar video player. Be warned, the language on the part of the "public servant" treating citizens like inferiors to be insulted and threatened is graphic and vulgar. It's also enraging and absolutely inexcusable....
  • Fairfax County Police Shoot, Kill Man With Gun

    07/21/2011 10:01:19 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 16 replies
    NBC News Washington ^ | 7/21/2011 | Tracee Wilkins
    Fairfax County Police are investigating after a 34-year-old man with a gun was shot and killed in front of his Centreville, Va., home. The incident happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Kendra Way. Fairfax County Police were called to the home for a disturbance Once at the scene, Fairfax County Police said the suspect approached them from his ground level garage armed with a gun. They say they told him to drop the weapon, but he refused and shots were fired.
  • Video: Police officer threatens concealed-carry driver with execution, beating

    Ohio’s concealed-carry law requires anyone stopped by police to immediately notify the officer if they are armed. Failure to do so is a first-class misdemeanor that can result in a six-month jail term and a thousand-dollar fine, as well as losing the license to carry. It’s usually not considered a death penalty offense, unless one gets pulled over in Beachwood Canton, Ohio, in a case highlighted today by Ohioans for Concealed Carry: "William pulled his car to the side of the road to let out two passengers, but only the female occupant managed to exit before the police pulled up...
  • MS Police Officer Shoots Chained Dog Six Times

    07/18/2011 6:49:02 PM PDT · by Immerito · 96 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 23, 2011 | Yesbiscuit
    MS Police Officer Shoots Chained Dog Six Times March 23, 2011 In Gulfport, MS, police were called to a subdivision to investigate a possible break-in. During the course of the investigation, an officer went into the backyard of a neighbor’s home where she encountered the owner’s chained dog. The owner, who was just coming outside to get his dog, says the officer was standing approximately 30 feet from the end of the dog’s chain when she put half a dozen bullets in the dog. Samuel Lovato rushed his beloved pet – named Melmo – to the vet but the injuries...
  • Highway Patrol clears trooper of wrongdoing

    07/08/2011 12:27:56 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 135 replies
    WRAL ^ | 07/08/2011 | Stacy Davis
    Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol on Friday released its findings that clears a state trooper of wrongdoing following a Raleigh woman's claims that she was harassed and intimidated during a traffic stop in Wilmington last month.
  • Seattle officer charged for stomping handcuffed man in head (Union Prez: Officer was victim)

    07/08/2011 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies
    King TV / AP ^ | July 8, 2011
    A Seattle police officer has been charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with a December 2010 fight outside a bar. But the police union president said not only was the officer a victim of a brutal attack, but the victim of a hate crime.(edit)"The Seattle Police Officers Guild is outraged by the decision of the city Attorney Peter Holmes to charge Seattle Police Officer Garth Haynes with assault. The whole story has yet to be told regarding this incident," said police guild president Rich O'Neill.(edit)Haynes faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted of...

    07/03/2011 12:24:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 407 replies
    She's Right ^ | July 1, 2011 | Hoyt G. Tessener
    This is an incident that happened in Wilmington to a couple of Raleigh attorneys. This totally reeks of a patrolman looking for sexual favors from a beautiful woman traveling alone….. but I can promise you, he has picked on the wrong person. I expect to see other victims of this patrolman coming forward soon – unless they were intimidated to the point that they will stay in the shadows. This is an outrage and I am so glad that the Tesseners will not let this drop. The word is, they will file suit if this patrolman is not removed from...
  • Police Officers, Fed Up with Rick Scott, Leave Republican Party En Masse

    06/29/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies
    Sleaze Times ^ | 6/10/11 | Stefan Kamph
    Next month the Broward County Police Benevolent Association is holding a "Party to Leave the Party" -- an event coordinated with the Supervisor of Elections where police officers and the general public can switch their voter registrations from Republican to Democratic or Independent...So here are the details: On Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the PBA headquarters on SW 26th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, the union will have elections officials standing by to register new voters or switch party registrations for anyone with a valid Florida ID.
  • Sheriff Frees “Low-Level” Illegal Alien Criminals

    06/15/2011 12:27:26 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 15, 2011
    To honor local sanctuary policies the top law enforcement official in a major U.S. county is releasing jailed illegal immigrants, including those flagged by federal authorities for deportation. San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey began freeing illegal alien prisoners a few weeks ago to protest against a federal program (Secure Communities) that requires local authorities to check the immigration status of arrestees. The idea is to deport dangerous criminals, many of whom have fallen through the cracks over the years. Last month Hennessey, California’s longest-serving sheriff, announced that he would ignore federal detainer orders on illegal immigrants arrested for low-level crimes...
  • Arizona SWAT Team Cleared in Former Marine's Killing

    06/14/2011 7:47:24 PM PDT · by sigzero · 102 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2011 | DEAN SCHABNER
    The SWAT team that gunned down a former Marine in his Tucson, Ariz., home was cleared today of any wrongdoing in the incident. Jose Guerena, 26, was killed in a hail of bullets from the SWAT team, which broke down the door to his home on May 5 while trying to serve a search warrant as part of a home invasion probe. Guerena did not fire a single shot in the incident, but Pima County Chief Criminal Deputy Attorney David Berkman said in the report issued today that the five SWAT team members were justified in using deadly force because...
  • SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen

    06/14/2011 4:17:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 116 replies ^ | 13 June, 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    “He [a federal agent] had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there.”--Anthony Wright, victim of a Dept. of Education SWAT team raid The militarization of American police--no doubt a blowback effect of the military empire--has become an unfortunate part of American life. In fact, it says something about our reliance on the military that federal agencies having nothing whatsoever to do with national defense now see the need for their own paramilitary units. Among those federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions are the State Department, Department of Education, Department...
  • Cop Fired After Helping Shot Officers

    06/07/2011 1:29:57 PM PDT · by rightistight · 26 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/7/11 | Aurelius
    David Sedmak, a Rice University police officer, heard on his scanner, "Officer down, officer down!" As fast as he could, he responded to the call and learned that two Houston Police Department officers had been shot. After aiding his fellow officers, possibly saving their lives, Mr. Sedmak was greeted with this message from his University: you're fired. Their reason: "dereliction of duty." Specifically, the University reasoned, "Sedmak left his post when only two other officers were on duty and failed to notify his supervisor of his whereabouts for nearly an hour, which could have endangered the safety of our students...
  • Officer 'crushed eyewitness's phone and held gun to his head as he recorded fatal shootout' (VIDEO)

    06/07/2011 9:11:16 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/7/11 | Mark Duell
    VIDEO AT LINK • Eyewitness says he removed memory card from phone and put it in his mouth before police took the device Police officers crushed a man’s phone and held a gun to his head in an effort to destroy a recording he made of a fatal shootout, he claims. Narces Benoit saw the officers shoot dead Raymond Herisse, 22, in Miami Beach, Florida, last week after the suspect sped off and drove recklessly . Mr Benoit was nearby with girlfriend Ericka Davis when one of the officers allegedly put a gun to his head, handcuffed him and smashed...
  • Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed in Augusta standoff (Upstate Oneida County, NY)

    06/07/2011 8:37:45 AM PDT · by Wilum · 5 replies
    WKTV, Utica, NY (WKTV.COM) ^ | Jun 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM EDT | ANDREW DONOVAN
    A grieving Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol approached a podium outside his department's office in Oriskany Tuesday morning, flanked by fellow law enforcement and county officials, delivering the grim news that one of his deputies had been shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute Monday night.
  • Here Is The Video Showing Miami Beach Cops Pointing Gun At Man For Recording Them

    06/06/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT · by thecabal · 73 replies
    Pixiq ^ | June 6, 2011 | Carlos Miller
    The highly anticipated video that shows Miami Beach police pointing a gun at a man who had just recorded them shooting another man has been posted on Youtube. And it confirms what we've already reported.That police were ready to kill a man for recording them on Memorial Day.
  • Boynton Man Charged With Assaulting Police During Traffic Stop ('I Laugh When Officers Get Shot')

    06/06/2011 4:17:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | Sofia Santana | Sofia Santana
    Police arrested a driver Saturday morning after they say he told a sergeant during a traffic stop that "I laugh when police officers get shot." Police say he then tried to reach for something under his car seat. Police had pulled George Spadaccini, 43, over in the 1600 block of South Federal Highway shortly after 9 a.m. Serving as back-up at the traffic stop was Sgt. Richard McNevin, who was shot in the line of duty in August 2008 by a drive-by shooting suspect. A bullet struck McNevin's chest, but he was wearing a body armor vest and was not...
  • Pima deputies charged with theft of drug money

    06/06/2011 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 35 replies
    KOLD 13 ^ | June 3, 2011 | Brian White
    TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Unsealed court records allege that two former Pima County Sheriffs deputies worked together to pull over known drug traffickers to steal their money. In the "superseding indictment" that was unsealed Thursday, prosecutors allege that then-Deputies Miguel Arvizu and Francisco Jimenez arranged to also provide "security" while others stole drugs and money from a storage facility in Green Valley. Arvizu was a deputy for nearly seven years, from June 8, 2003, to when he resigned April 28, 2010. Jimenez was hired June 23, 2006, and resigned March 17, 2011. The charges paint a picture of two allegedly...
  • Police owe it to citizens to follow prime leads

    06/03/2011 1:39:38 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, June 3, 2011 | Chip Johnson
    It's generally understood by Oakland residents that their Police Department is understaffed and overwhelmed. So, Oakland residents don't usually obsess on everyday crimes. We're all concerned about crime, but we grin, or grimace, and bear it. For better or worse, it's how we roll. Then there's the case of Joshua Kaufman. The Oakland resident used tracking software to locate his laptop computer after someone stole it from his home during a March 21 burglary. But he couldn't get Oakland police interested in his case. It wasn't for lack of trying. Kaufman had virtually handed police the case thanks to the...
  • The Guerena Shooting: Initial Analysis

    06/01/2011 6:18:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 85 replies
    The Confederate Yankee ^ | 28 May, 2011 | MikeM
    The Guerena Shooting: Initial Analysis As regular readers know, I’m a USAF veteran (I was a security police officer in SAC during the cold war) and have extensive civilian police service, including SWAT duty. I have been writing on the Erik Scott case In Las Vegas since August of 2010. Those extensive posts are available in our Erik Scott archive. The Jose Guerena shooting, which took place on May 5, is similar in many ways. My co-blogger, Bob’s May 25 story on the Pajamas Media site (here) has stimulated considerable interest in the story on the Net. What I’ve yet...