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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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: State police caught on tape during drug raid

    05/31/2011 7:47:50 AM PDT · by TankerKC · 38 replies
    WXYZ 7 News ^ | 2-23-11 | Scott Lewis
    LANSING (WXYZ) - An Action News investigation is breaking new ground after two state police officers have been criminally charged. Lt. Luke Davis, Lt.. Emmanuel Riopelle and Monroe County resident Lawrence Dusseau face dozens of charges. Davis headed the undercover narcotics unit that operated out of a non-descript house in Monroe County. The indictment alleges he and the others sold off drugs and confiscated goods for their own profit. The Action News Investigators have exclusive audio reportedly of the rogue cops caught on tape during a drug raid. The audio comes from a local man, Rudy Simpson, alleging heavy handed...
  • Trooper released from hospital; Charges filed on suspects in Odessa shooting

    05/28/2011 10:22:32 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 9 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | May 26, 2011 | James Cannon
    ODESSA -- The trooper involved in Wednesday afternoon's shooting has been released from the hospital, while the three suspects remain in Ector County jail on new charges. Marcus Christopher Lott, 23, and Ashley Simpson, 20, are being held on charges of attempted capital murder of a peace officer and possession of marijuana. Alfonso Butler, 35, is being held on a parole warrant and for possession of marijuana. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Max Honesto pulled over a blue four-door Toyota sedan at mile marker 95 on Interstate 20 about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. When Honesto pulled over the vehicle, he...
  • Old Man Says Cop Beat Him for Trying to Help

    05/21/2011 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Courthouse News ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | By STEVEN CALLEGAN
    Fairhope, Ala. (CN) - A police officer beat an elderly man who called 911 to report an accident and stop a drunken driver from leaving the scene of a crime, according to a complaint in Baldwin County Court. Dorsey Henderson says he investigated an auto accident that happened across the street from his house. After determining that one of the drivers was belligerently intoxicated, he told the man not to leave and called the police. When Officer Trent Scott arrived on the scene, Henderson tried to tell him what had happened and that he had put the driver under "citizen's...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Presser on deadly SWAT incident

    05/19/2011 1:59:49 PM PDT · by Tucsonican · 46 replies · 1+ views
    KOLD Tucson ^ | 5/19/11 | KOLD Tucson
    Barbara Grijalva is live from the law offices of Michael Storie, the legal team representing the law enforcement officers involved in the deadly SWAT incident. This presser is with regard to an incident which occurred on May 5th and has been posted on several times. The basics are that the Pima County SWAT shot a guy while executing a warrant at his home. There has been some significant speculation that everything is less than on the "up and up" based on the fact that they fired 71 rounds in this incident, have changed their story a couple of times and...
  • Philly Police Harass, Threaten to Shoot Man Legally Carrying Gun(PA)

    05/17/2011 5:08:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies · 1+ views ^ | 16 May, 2011 | John Stossel
    A story in today's Philadelphia Daily News shows why it's so important that citizens be allowed to videotape cops - it can be citizens' only way to fight back against police abuse of power. This incident happened several weeks ago in Philadelphia to Mark Fiorino, a 25-year-old IT worker who carries a gun on his hip at all times for self defense. He got the gun after several friends were mugged. But he didn't count on attacks by police: On a mild February afternoon, Fiorino, 25, decided to walk to an AutoZone on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly with the...
  • Philly Police Harass, Threaten to Shoot Man Legally Carrying Gun (AUDIO)

    05/17/2011 8:33:58 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 128 replies ^ | May 16 | John Stossel
    A story in today's Philadelphia Daily News shows why it's so important that citizens be allowed to videotape cops - it can be citizens' only way to fight back against police abuse of power. This incident happened several weeks ago in Philadelphia to Mark Fiorino, a 25-year-old IT worker who carries a gun on his hip at all times for self defense. He got the gun after several friends were mugged. But he didn't count on attacks by police: On a mild February afternoon, Fiorino, 25, decided to walk to an AutoZone on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philly with the...
  • Sheriff blames cheese for false drug test that led to arrest

    05/17/2011 5:32:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 05-17-2011 | Staff
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. An enzyme found in cheese triggered false drug test results that led Buncombe County deputies to think a man with 91 pounds of tortilla dough was actually carrying that much cocaine, the sheriff said. Antonio Hernandez spent four days in jail in Asheville earlier this month before tests by a state lab came back showing he was carrying food instead of drugs. A deputy stopped Hernandez on May 1 and found what turned out to be a mix of cheese, shrimp and tortilla and tamale dough in his truck. A portable kit used by deputies changed colors, indicating...
  • Police: Man shot deputy with BB gun during eviction

    05/16/2011 10:10:04 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/16/2011 | Claire Webb
    LAGUNA HILLS – A man who deputies were attempting to evict from his town home last week shot at officers with a BB gun, striking one in the hand. ((snip))Rose was found in the living room pointing a black BB gun at deputies, according to the release, which they believed was a firearm. Deputies told Rose to drop the weapon, and when he failed to do so, a deputy shot Rose with an electronic stun gun. Police previously had said Rose was found in a bedroom. While the stun gun was being used, Rose fired a BB gun and hit...
  • Law enforcement against open carry legislation(WI)

    05/16/2011 4:40:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 16 May, 2011 | DARRYL ENRIQUEZ
    Law enforcement officials in Rock and Walworth counties are worried about pending legislation that would legalize the carrying of concealed weapons. Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden and Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore said concealed carry could risk public safety. “I think it escalates every conflict that individuals are going to be involved in to a very dangerous level,” Spoden said. “I don’t think it will decrease the level of violence in Wisconsin. To the contrary, I think it will increase the level of violence in the state.” Walworth County Sheriff David Graves expressed concern about how a concealed carry law...
  • Raw video: Sheriff's Office interview on fatal SWAT raid

    05/15/2011 12:11:08 PM PDT · by petitfour · 114 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | 5/13/2011 | Jim Shields, Forrest Carr
    This week, KGUN9 News reporter Joel Waldman interviewed Pima Co. Sheriff's Department Lt. Michael O'Connor about the shooting of Jose Guerena, who died last week when a SWAT team tried to serve a search warrant at his Tucson home. The victim's wife Vanessa has stated that neither she nor her husband knew that the people breaking into her home were deputies. She said that her husband, who pointed a rifle at deputies, was only trying to defend himself. Guarena never got off a shot. But SWAT team members fired a total of at least 71 rounds, leaving the home riddled...
  • SWAT entry questioned in Marine's death

    05/13/2011 10:39:22 PM PDT · by petitfour · 50 replies
    KGUN9 ^ | 5/13/2011 | Joel Waldman
    TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A decorated Marine's family cannot believe their loved one, who served two tours of duty overseas, is gone; never expecting him to die here at home at the hands of law enforcement. A Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team shot and killed Jose Guerena eight days ago; it was executing a search warrant. Four days ago, in a news conference, a sheriff's deputy said the department makes it clear when SWAT is about to enter a home. Lt. Michael O'Connor says SWAT says it never wants to be mistaken for other people, "We had our large...
  • SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call

    05/14/2011 7:04:25 AM PDT · by petitfour · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/14/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The wife of a Tucson man killed in a Pima County SWAT raid May 5 pleaded for five minutes with 911 dispatchers to send an ambulance for her mortally wounded husband, audio records show. Often through tears and sometimes in broken English, Vanessa Guerena, tells 911 operators that her husband had been shot by a "bunch of people" who opened the door of their southwest-side home and "just shoot him." Meanwhile, dispatchers worked to determine if she was calling from a house where the SWAT team was serving a search warrant, audio released Friday by Drexel Heights Fire Department reveals....
  • CHP Officer Accused Of Burglary

    05/11/2011 10:44:00 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 12 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 05/11/2011 | CBS Sacramento
    VACAVILLE, Calif. (CBS13) — A CHP officer assigned to the California Capitol was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal from a Target store, authorities said. The Vacaville Police Department said Shawn Hammonds intended to steal electronics equipment from the Vacaville retailer on Monday, but was pulled over a few miles away in a business park. Hammonds has been an officer assigned to the Capitol for about 5 years, according to authorities. Nobody answered the door when CBS13 visited Hammonds’ last known address. The CHP said Hammonds has not officially been put on leave yet but has not reported to work...
  • NJ State Police "Outraged" Over Rapper Invited to White House (Praised Fugitive Cop Killer)

    05/10/2011 6:30:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Brian Thompson
    The invitation of rapper Common to a White House this week is drawing the ire of the union representing New Jersey state police. While not even casual hip-hop fans would characterize him as a controversial rapper, Common found himself under the microscope after First Lady Michelle Obama invited him to the White House for an arts event. FOX News and Sarah Palin criticized the decision after the Daily Caller published some of Common's lyrics, including some that criticize President George W. Bush. For Jersey police, the outrage centers on a song by Common about Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne...
  • SWAT team fired 71 shots in raid

    05/11/2011 9:17:14 AM PDT · by petitfour · 259 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 11, 2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The Pima County Regional SWAT team fired 71 shots in seven seconds at a Tucson man they say pointed a gun at officers serving a search warrant at his home. Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine who served in Iraq twice, was holding an AR-15 rifle when he was killed, but he never fired a shot, the Sheriff's Department said Monday after initially saying he had fired on officers during last week's raid.
  • Ex-Chesapeake officer who sought teen sex gets probation

    05/09/2011 1:37:25 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 05/06/2011 | Matthew Bowers
    CHESAPEAKE A former city police officer will be on indeterminate probation for the one-time lapse in judgment of using his cell phone to solicit for sexual purposes someone he believed to be a 16-year-old girl, a Circuit Court judge decided Thursday. Michael S. Boyd, 32 and a father of three, was an eight-year veteran policeman when he resigned in June, about a month after his May 2010 arrest. He apologized today to the police department and the people of Chesapeake.
  • (TN) Former Police Officer Sentenced To Prison. Paul Carrier Gets 2 Years For Reckless Homicide

    05/04/2011 2:04:23 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies
    WSVM ^ | 05/04/2011 | WSVM
    HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- A former Humboldt police officer was sentenced to prison for shooting an unarmed man. Paul Carrier, 31, will spend the next two years in prison, according to WSMV's news partners at The Leaf Chronicle. Carrier shot and killed Roy Glenn Jr. in 2009 following a traffic stop and chase.
  • Officer reinstated after theft at Universal Studios

    04/30/2011 4:25:02 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | 04/28/2011 | Post Gazette
    A city police officer charged last year with stealing more than $300 worth of Harry Potter merchandise from Universal Studios Florida returned to the force Friday, after completing a diversion program for first-time offenders. As part of an arbitration panel's 2-1 vote to reinstate him, Officer Henry A. Rogowski, 50, will not receive back-pay and will be monitored through the city's Track 3 program for rehabilitation, police union attorney Bryan Campbell confirmed. Assigned to the warrant office, Officer Rogowski risks termination if he receives discipline within a two-year probation period.
  • Video of Police Officer Punches Woman In Face During Arrest At I-HOP

    04/27/2011 6:28:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 164 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 4/27/11 | Chuck Wolk
    This happened at an I-HOP, a police officer punching a woman at an I-HOP during an arrest. Police Officer Punches Woman In Face During Arrest At I-HOP
  • Ex-NYPD officer pleads guilty in drug case (100 holdups, 250 kilos of cocaine and $1 million)

    04/25/2011 6:07:03 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/25/2011 | NY Post
    A former NYPD officer has pleaded guilty to using his badge to help bandits rob cocaine dealers. Emmanuel Tavarez entered the plea Monday in federal court in Brooklyn. Federal prosecutors alleged that the eight-year veteran was part of crew that pulled more than 100 holdups. They said it made off with more than 250 kilos of cocaine and $1 million in cash.
  • (TN) Police Internal Affairs Investigating 1 Officer, Another Relieved Of Duty

    04/25/2011 10:26:59 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | 04/25/2011 | The Chattanoogan
    Chattanooga Police and Internal Affairs Investigators are currently working on cases involving Chattanooga police officers. On Sunday, officers working in the Family Investigations Unit arrested Jennifer Wright following a domestic incident between her and Officer Brian Angel in which Ms. Wright was accused of assaulting Officer Angel, vandalizing his apartment, attempting to steal his phone and stealing money from him. According to witnesses, Ms. Wright entered Officer Angel’s apartment and found him with a new girlfriend. An altercation ensued in which she allegedly grabbed Officer Angel and vandalized his apartment. Officer Angel was able to get her to leave and...
  • Las Vegas Police beat unarmed man for video taping

    04/23/2011 3:02:32 PM PDT · by DariusBane · 134 replies
    Live ^ | Apr-23-2011 | DCM Fox
    When Mitchell Crooks checked out of the county jail last month and checked into a Las Vegas hospital, the 36-year-old videographer knew he had a fight on his hands. His face was bloodied and bruised. His $3,500 camera had been impounded by police, and he faced criminal charges for battery on a police officer. One month later, things have changed for Crooks. The Clark County district attorney's has dropped all charges, and Crooks has retained an attorney of his own. The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the Las Vegas police officer, Derek Colling, who Crooks...
  • San Diego police officer fired amid charges that he demanded sex from women

    04/22/2011 10:42:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-15-11 | Times Blog
    A veteran San Diego police officer, charged with demanding sexual favors from women after traffic stops, has been fired, police officials announced Friday. Anthony Arevalos, 40, an 18-year veteran, faces felony charges involving at least five women who say he demanded sex after stopping them for alleged traffic offenses. He has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail.
  • 2011 Boston TEA Party Rally Disrupted by Union Thugs (illegally?) enabled by Boston Police

    04/17/2011 5:29:56 AM PDT · by Bluesmover · 83 replies
    My youtube channel ^ | April 16, 2011 | John Abrahamsen
    2011 Boston TEA Party Rally Disrupted by Union Thugs (illegally?) enabled by Boston Police (Parts 1,2,3) Just as the 2011 Boston TEA Party rally was beginning, a group of Public Sector Union thugs marched in, planted themselves directly in front of the podium and blocked the speakers. They chanted offensive slogans on the 3 megaphones they had brought and continued to do so for the entire 2 hours! The Boston Police, also Public Sector Union members, came in and stood in front of them. The police did not ask the disruptors to leave, even after Michael Graham on the bandstand...
  • Outrage After Officer Pepper Sprays Baby Squirrel

    04/08/2011 6:13:36 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 253 replies ^ | Friday, 08 Apr 2011 | NEWSCORE
    MESQUITE, Texas - A YouTube video of a police officer using pepper spray on a baby squirrel has sparked outrage in the city of Mesquite, Tx. A student recorded the incident. In the video, the officer is seen spraying the animal after it began chasing students around at Kimbrough Middle School. Students are heard begging the cop, reffered to as Officer Davis on the video, to stop with cries of "No!" and "Don't spray him!" Mesquite Police Department has defended the officer's actions. Sgt. Wes Talley said the officer stood between a group of students and the animal because he...
  • Are Cops And Fireman Abandoning The GOP?

    04/01/2011 12:29:39 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2011 | John Ellis
    The most dramatic political development (in terms of state governance) so far this year has been the passage of anti-public employee union legislation in the Middle West. Next Tuesday, Wisconsin will give us our first look at the political consequences, when people there will vote in a statewide special election for a State Supreme Court seat. That election has become a de facto referendum on Governor Scott Walker's legislative (and anti-union) agenda. Our sources indicate that the Republican incumbent, who won the February primary vote in a near-landslide, no longer commands a majority in private polling and that turnout will...
  • Police And Firefighter Unions Demand Businesses Publicly Oppose Wisconsin Governor

    03/15/2011 7:15:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies ^ | March 15, 2011 | Steve McGough
    Wow. Here is another reason public unions should not be allowed to collectively bargain with politicians running a local or state government. Union leadership – including those from law enforcement and firefighters – have sent letters out to local businesses demanding they publicly oppose the efforts of Wisconsin’s legislature and governor or face the consequences. Not only are they suggesting they publicly oppose the fiscal-sanity measures in Wisconsin, they are flat out telling them they will publicly boycott businesses who do not proactively do so. From James Taranto’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.
  • Sea Isle City settles 2 police misconduct lawsuits worth $1M

    03/05/2011 7:24:03 PM PST · by WaterBoard · 6 replies
    Summation of article. 1) Sea Isle City citizens had to pay $1 million dollars to settle lawsuits cause by corrupt police who have still have not been fired. 2) Cases involved beating of a minor with hemophelia, perjury, falsifying warrants, cover-up by the department, and racism. A) "Documents provided by the city before the Feb. 1 and 2, 2007 trial, as well as testimony by officers at trial, gave contradictory information about which officers were present, the suit said, alleging this was done to cover up officers' wrongdoing." B) "U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler wrote in 2008 that...
  • Ex-officer admits to molesting hundreds

    03/10/2011 5:27:05 AM PST · by inflorida · 39 replies
    Palatka Daily News ^ | March, 9, 2011 | Julie Martin
    A former Crescent City police officer admitted to a judge Tuesday that he was a pedophile and molested hundreds of children. Sixty-year-old Pomona Park resident Paul Joseph Blair confessed to a lifetime of sexually abusing children during a dramatic hearing at the Putnam County Courthouse in Palatka. "I've been a pedophile my whole life," Blair said. "In my lifetime, I've probably molested 200-300 girls."Blair was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in state prison for two counts of sexual battery on a minor 12 to 18 years of age. "You have wrecked and ruined quite a few lives, even more than...
  • U.S. Marshal Dies From Tuesday Morning Shooting

    03/09/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by patriotUSA · 16 replies
    ( ^ | March 9, 2011 | Andy Banker
    ST. LOUIS, MO - ( Deputy U.S. Marshal, John Perry, 48, died Tuesday night from wounds sustained in a shootout in South St. Louis, around 6:45 Tuesday morning. His families, including his children, were at his side at Saint Louis University Hospital where he died at 7:00 p.m. His fellow Marshals left the hospital in tears, saying little Tuesday night.