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  • DPD(Dallas) Sgt. Left Holding Bag Over Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

    08/08/2012 4:17:26 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 44 replies ^ | 8/8/12 | Andrea Lucia & Ryan Crowe,
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The controversy over Chick-Fil-A may now have impacted the Dallas Police Department. CBS 11 has learned a Dallas Police Sergeant brought a sandwich from the embattled restaurant chain to work with him last Wednesday, August 1, a day known around the country as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. When the Sergeant arrived at his post at the Southeast patrol, words were exchanged between himself and two female officers. And while it is unclear who started the argument, police have launched an investigation into the matter. A department spokesperson says the issue is not whether the sergeant brought the sandwich...
  • Woman wants answers after sheriff's deputy shot, killed her dog

    08/05/2012 6:25:11 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 106 replies ^ | 8:00 AM CDT Aug 03, 2012 |
    CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. A Cleveland County woman says she called a sheriff's deputy for help, but when he arrived at her home, he shot and killed her dog without provocation.
  • Indiana Law: Citizens Now Allowed to Shoot Law Enforcement During Unlawful Entry

    08/06/2012 9:26:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 94 replies
    The Intell Hub ^ | July 10, 2012 | Shepard Ambellas
    A new law in Indiana authorizes the general public to use deadly force against public servants (including law enforcement officers) who unlawfully enter private property. The measure, approved by Gov. Mitch Daniels in March, (who himself is a Bilderberg member, making the situation even more interesting) is a real game changer as the script has been flipped on the police when it comes to deadly force.
  • Hero B'klyn cop focused on saving others during Wis. Sikh temple shooting (took up to 9 bullets)

    08/06/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT · by dead · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/6/12 | BOB FREDERICKS
    The hero Brooklyn-born cop who took up to nine bullets trying to stop an alleged racist madman shooting up a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee was more worried about other victims than himself. "He told them to go into the temple,” Oak Creek, Wis., Police Chief John Edwards said today about Police Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, whose brother, Terry, is a retired NYPD detective. Brian Murphy had waved off help from fellow officers Sunday during the carnage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. < snip > Murphy -- who Bauer said has kept his New York accent and attitude despite...
  • Gun Owner Saves Cop's Life by Shooting Deranged Gunman! (VIDEO) (TX)

    08/02/2012 5:15:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 1 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    <p>It all began, innocently enough, “as a squabble over dogs.” David Michael House, 58, and Iris Valentina Calaci, 53, were both residents at the Peach House RV Park in central Texas. They were also dog owners, and their pooches allegedly had a nasty habit of relieving themselves on the lawn of neighbor Charles Ronald Conner, 58.</p>
  • 12 Year-Old Girl Tased Inside Victoria Secrets

    07/31/2012 8:29:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    WFMY News ^ | Jul 29, 2012
    A police officer tased a 12-year-old girl inside a Victoria's Secret Wednesday afternoon at South County Center. Police say the officer came into the Victoria's Secret looking for the teenager's mom, who had warrants for her arrest. But it was the teen who got tased. "This one goes in my chest. It was stuck in there so she had to keep on pulling trying to pull it out," said Dejamon Baker, as she pointed to a small wound on her chest.
  • 20 Years of On-Duty Sex, Plus Overtime, Cop Retired Early at 42 with 7 Years of Health Benefits

    07/30/2012 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | July 25, 2012 | Ed Krayewski
    The New Britain Herald reports on the results of an internal affairs investigation of the now former Captain Anthony Paventi, who was the subject of a federal lawsuit filed by four female officers, was placed on leave last September when the internal affairs investigation started and negotiated a retirement deal at the end of the year: An internal affairs investigation into his activities concluded that Paventi had sex on duty throughout the span of his 20-year career and even rented hotel rooms for the trysts while he was working. Investigators determined that he rented rooms at the Days Inn on...
  • N.J. State Police troopers to face criminal charges in 'Death Race 2012' case

    07/28/2012 5:54:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies Star-Ledger ^ | July 27, 2012 | Christopher Baxter and Megan DeMarco
    Two State Police troopers implicated in escorting a caravan of luxury cars to Atlantic City at more than 100 mph will be criminally charged today, a lawyer for one of the men said Thursday. In the face of the charges, the attorney said Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, 47, a 25-year veteran of the force, had submitted a request for retirement Thursday morning, a took "full responsibility" for the incident on the Garden State Parkway in March. "I am aware of the negative image and difficulty this escort has caused the Division of State Police," Nassry wrote in a statement...
  • Maryland authorities thwart alleged mass shooting plot, seize 'arsenal of weapons'

    07/27/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Maryland authorities have thwarted an alleged mass shooting plot and seized an "arsenal of weapons," Fox News has learned. WJLA-TV reports that police foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by an Anne Arundel County man. The station, citing police sources, said the suspect was about to get fired from his job. He was arrested in Crofton, Md., Thursday night. A source close to the investigation confirmed the report to Fox News, saying the "subject is emotionally disturbed." The man called up his workplace and threatened to shoot people, the source said. When police took the...
  • Two Bexar County K-9s dead after night left inside hot cruiser

    07/26/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 46 replies ^ | July 26, 2012 | Brian New
    SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Department says two of its K-9s have died after they were left inside a patrol vehicle overnight. According to a statement from the Sheriff's Office, the dogs were "inadvertently" left inside the vehicle overnight and died from apparent heat exposure.
  • Cop who hurled slur at Crawford fired

    07/26/2012 9:02:58 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 60 replies
    WCVB ^ | 7/26/12 | WCVB
    LEOMINSTER, Mass. - A Leominster officer who investigators say directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been fired by Mayor Dean Mazzarella. Witnesses said Officer John Perrault, who is white, began heckling Crawford, who is black, before a July 5 minor league Portland Sea Dogs game in Manchester, N.H., earlier this month. The witnesses said Perrault, who was off-duty, called Crawford a "Monday," which the player interpreted as a racial slur. The word can be used as a derogatory term for blacks, and is often associated with Mondays being one of the least-liked days of...
  • 'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ

    07/25/2012 6:17:20 AM PDT · by NCjim · 74 replies
    WRAL ^ | July 25, 2012
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — It's an audiotape the New York Police Department hoped you would never hear. A building superintendent at an apartment complex just off the Rutgers University campus called the New Brunswick Police 911 line in June 2009. He said his staff had been conducting a routine inspection and came across something suspicious. "What's suspicious?" the dispatcher asked. "Suspicious in the sense that the apartment has about — has no furniture except two beds, has no clothing, has New York City Police Department radios." "Really?" the dispatcher asked, her voice rising with surprise. The caller, Salil Sheth, had...
  • Tensions High After Tampa Police Fatally Shoot Teen

    07/23/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 90 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Staff
    Members of a local Black Panther group are planning a protest today after Tampa police shot and killed an armed teenager Sunday night in a Tampa Heights apartment complex. The St. Petersburg/Tampa New Black Panther Party says it expects 200 protesters to attend a rally at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Police Department headquarters on North 22nd Street. The protest is in response to the shooting death of Javon Neal, 16, who police say ran from police up a stairwell then whirled around brandishing a pistol grip, pump-action shotgun before police shot him. The shooting ignited anger among the apartment...
  • CHP car rammed, shot at in Oakland

    07/22/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Police have arrested two men and are searching for two more in connection with a shooting that shattered the rear window of an occupied California Highway Patrol car in Oakland Saturday night. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. near the High Street on-ramp to Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said. Moments earlier, a CHP officer attempted to stop a van in the area of 54th Avenue and International Boulevard whose driver was not wearing a seatbelt, Morgan said. The van failed to yield to the officer, prompting a short chase. During the pursuit, a black Acura...
  • Henrico police shoot pet as they notify family of son's homicide

    07/17/2012 9:41:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 12, 2012 | Bill McKelway
    HENRICO, Va. -- A bereft Henrico County family says its son died near Cool Lane, robbed of his life and $15. "He'd taken the bus up to my place to borrow the money last night; he just wanted a video or something," said Henry Hamiel. Hamiel's nephew, Ricky Ellerbe, 33, turned up shot to death hours later, about eight blocks from his home and just yards from the all-night convenience store on Mechanicsville Turnpike that had been his destination. **** The unidentified officer and a detective had arrived at the home to notify family members that Ellerbe had been killed....
  • Jaywalker Tased by Casselberry Police After Failing to Show ID

    07/16/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 12, 2012 | Desiree Stennett
    Officials stood by two Casselberry officers who tased a man three times after he refused to show them his identification. "They followed procedure. They followed the law," spokeswoman Sara Brady said Thursday. Zikomo Peurifoy, 25, of Casselberry was riding his bicycle Saturday at 5:14 p.m. across State Road 436 with Noelle Price, 27, of Casselberry when they were stopped by two officers who said they were jaywalking.
  • Outrage as police shoot and kill the wrong man in hunt for attempted murder suspect....

    07/16/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT · by Student0165 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07/16/2012 | Laura Cox
    An innocent man was shot dead by police after deputies mistook him for an attempted murder suspect. Lake County, Florida officers showed up at the Blueberry Hill apartment of Andrew Scott at around 1.30am on Sunday Roused from his bed in the middle of the night by an unknown presence at his property, Andrew Scott answered the door holding a gun. Officers had not announced who they were because they did not want the man they thought was inside, Jonathan Brown, to escape.
  • D.C. officer investigated for making threats against Michelle Obama

    07/12/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12 July 2012 | Clarence Williams and Mary Pat Flaherty
    During that conversation, the officials said, the officer allegedly said he would shoot the First Lady and then used his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use. It was not immediately clear what type of firearm was allegedly shown. An officer overheard the alleged threat and reported it to a police lieutenant at the Division, who immediately notified superiors, the officials said. “We received an allegation that inappropriate comments were made. We are currently investigating the nature of those comments,” D.C. police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said in an e-mail. She declined to discuss the...
  • ICE agent shot in South Texas

    <p>Dozens of law enforcement officers picked over a miles-long crime scene bisecting a rural South Texas town Tuesday, collecting evidence after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was shot while conducting surveillance.</p> <p>The agent with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations was shot early Tuesday near Hargill, about 25 miles northeast of McAllen. The agent was conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation, ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said. The agent was taken to a local hospital and was undergoing surgery, she said.</p>
  • “Would You Take Away Guns From Law-Abiding Citizens?” Readers' Poll In American COP Magazine

    07/01/2012 8:25:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 82 replies
    American Cop Magazine ^ | June 2012 | Roy Huntington
    “Would You Take Away Guns From Law-Abiding Citizens?” Open Poll Causes Stir In American COP Magazine Will You Do It? I’ve known anti-gun cops, who seriously said things like, ‘They have no right to own a gun, it’s my job to protect them. If they have guns, it’s just a danger to me!’ I ike to think my “real” job is as the editor of our sister publication, American Handgunner magazine. A publisher wears many hats, but what I really like to do is write, edit and interact with readers. What I’ve never forgotten is we, you and I, are...
  • Denver police officer shot, killed at jazz concert

    06/25/2012 4:10:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    WTVR ^ | June 25, 2012 | Will C. Holden
    DENVER (KDVR) — A veteran Denver police officer and single mother was shot and killed trying to break up an altercation in City Park Sunday night. Hundreds were in the park attending the kickoff event for the popular City Park Jazz festival when a fight broke out between two groups at approximately 8:07 p.m. Denver police officers were attempting to break up the fight when shots were fired. The female officer was shot in the head and rushed to Denver Health. She died from her injuries shortly after arrival. FOX31 learned the name of the slain officer, but will wait...
  • Fla. Police Chief At Center of Trayvon Martin Case Fired

    Sanford Commissioner Patty Mahany reacts
  • Border Patrol union calls on Holder to resign

    06/20/2012 9:19:45 AM PDT · by SCalGal · 12 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 18, 2012 | Tim Seller
    The union that represents Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona and around the country called today for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. The National Border Patrol Council cited Holder’s alleged dishonesty about Operation Fast and Furious in making the call. That ATF-led operation put guns from Arizona in the hands of Mexican organized-crime groups, and two of those guns were found at the scene west of Rio Rico where Agent Brian Terry was shot to death in December 2010. Remainder of Article at Link
  • Explosion rocks Nashville hotel hosting law enforcement conference

    06/20/2012 7:11:11 AM PDT · by Grammy · 18 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 6/20/12 | NewsCore
    NASHVILLE -- As many as 5,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday night after an explosion at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville -- where hundreds of the nation's sheriffs are attending a conference. The blast occurred in a mechanical room at the convention center about 8:30pm local time, WSMV-TV reported, adding that no injuries had been reported. The convention center suffered significant damage from the blast and a Nashville Fire Department spokesperson told the station there was a smell of natural gas in the area. Gas was switched off in the building as officials responded to the scene.
  • Ninth Circuit to DEA: Putting a Gun to an 11-Year-Old's Head Is Not OK

    06/18/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 132 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/18/12 | Mike Riggs
    At 7 a.m. on January 20, 2007, DEA agents battered down the door to Thomas and Rosalie Avina’s mobile home in Seeley, California, in search of suspected drug trafficker Louis Alvarez. Thomas Avina met the agents in his living room and told them they were making a mistake. Shouting “Don’t you *ucking move,” the agents forced Thomas Avina to the floor at gunpoint, and handcuffed him and his wife, who had been lying on a couch in the living room. As the officers made their way to the back of the house, where the Avina’s 11-year-old and 14-year-old daughters were...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M65 and M66

    06/15/2012 3:40:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    NASA ^ | June 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Nearby and bright, spiral galaxies M65 (top) and M66 stand out in this engaging cosmic snapshot. The pair are just 35 million light-years distant and around 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own spiral Milky Way. While both exhibit prominent dust lanes sweeping along their broad spiral arms, M66 in particular is a striking contrast in red and blue hues; the telltale pinkish glow of hydrogen gas in star forming regions and young blue star clusters. M65 and M66 make up two thirds of the well-known Leo Triplet of galaxies with warps and tidal tails that offer...
  • Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

    06/12/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 428 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 11, 2012 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police...
  • Black Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson FIRED - Race Card will be Played

    06/12/2012 6:11:38 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/12/2012 | David Bellow
    Weeks ago I wrote an article about how police Chief Rodney Pearson knew that he was going to be fired soon so he filed a last minute discrimination complaint to try to bully the Jasper, TX city council into being too scared to fire him even though the city has many very valid reasons to fire him. Pearson's Bully Tactics DID NOT work! The City FIRED him yesterday with a vote of 4-1 after a 2 hour long city council discussion over Pearson. Here are some of the things discussed in that meeting, according to the Beaumont Enterprise: Pearson was...
  • Valerie Jarrett. The Real Power & Corruption Behind The Oval Office. Part 1, 2

    06/09/2012 4:18:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 51 replies
    Blogster ^ | 6-3-12 | JoAnne Mor
    We have often heard Valerie Jarrett is the de-facto President. That might not be far from the truth. Our team has been exhaustively researching this woman,...again. We went back over notes, articles and saved links, as well digging deeper into new documents that we've gotten a hold of. Valerie Jarret is very powerful. I am hoping to keep our article brief, but there is an awful lot to share. As you may know, Valerie Jarrett is Obama,'s closest cabinet member. That is no coincidence. She is one who helped get him where he is. Sure, he knew all the street...
  • Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber (Colorado)

    06/05/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Erin McLaughlin
    Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect. Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip that the culprit in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo bank committed earlier was stopped at the red light. “We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything, so a split-second decision was made to stop all the cars at that intersection, and search for the armed robber,” Aurora police Officer Frank Fania...
  • Pro-Walker Marine veteran dragged out and arrested at Bill Clinton-Barrett Rally in Wisconsin

    06/01/2012 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 174 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    A pro-Walker Marine vet got into a few confrontations at Democrat Tom Barrett’s rally today with Bill Clinton in Wisconsin. The Franklin Center has video. They couldn’t handle the truth. So, union cops were called in and dragged him out of the rally and arrested him. They didn’t like what he was saying. The Marine is predicting a 10 point win for Scott Walker. I second that.

    05/22/2012 10:45:58 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Office of Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Gang Investigators Association, presents: 2012 COMMUNITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT GANG TRAINING Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Radford University - 801 East Main St. Radford, VA 24142 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Roanoke College - 240 North Market St. Salem VA 24153 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 - Christopher Newport University - 1 University Place Newport News, VA 23606 - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012...
  • Dad saves boy before car plunges down cliff -- and gets pair of Traffic tickets

    05/22/2012 3:19:07 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 91 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 5/21/12 | Greg Wilson
    A New Jersey dad got the scare of his life when his 5-year-old son almost ran off a steep embankment, and though the man saved the boy from falling, he couldn't stop his Jeep from going over the precipice and into a river below. Frank Roder, a construction worker from the town of Winfield Park, had taken his son, Aidan, down to the Rahway River to feed ducks Thursday. But when he stopped briefly before settling on a parking space, the impatient boy jumped out and took off -- straight toward a ledge 35 feet above the river, Roder recalled. "He...
  • Video portrays violent death of Kelly Thomas (beaten to death by police)

    05/07/2012 11:20:38 PM PDT · by heartwood · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2012 | Richard Winton
    On the ground and screaming that he was "sorry," a shirtless Kelly Thomas is shown being hit again and again with fists, a baton and finally the butt of a stun gun by Fullerton police officers in a dramatic video that was shown for the first time Monday in an Orange County courtroom. The grainy black and white video of Thomas' violent encounter with police outside a bus depot is the centerpiece of the prosecutions' case against two officers accused of escalating a standard police encounter with a homeless man into a fatal beating. At one point, Thomas — a...
  • DeKalb officer investigated after allegedly kicking pregnant woman in stomach

    05/15/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    WBSTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jodie Fleischer
    DECATUR, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned a DeKalb County police officer is under criminal investigation for allegedly kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach, then charging her with obstruction of a police officer. Records show the department never investigated the incident and five supervising officers signed off on the officer's actions. "I was upset because I couldn't believe an officer would kick me, with my child in my stomach," Raven Dozier told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer. Dozier was nearly nine months pregnant and helping to calm down her brother who was arguing with police. They used a...
  • Vallejo Family Demands Answers After Police Officer Kills Dog

    05/17/2012 10:50:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | 5/17/12
    A Vallejo police officer shot and killed Belle when he felt threatened during a routine house visit on May 16, 2012 VALLEJO (CBS SF) - A Vallejo family demands answers after a police officer shot and killed one of their dogs when he came to their house Wednesday to investigate an identity theft. Officer Chase Calhoun went to the family’s home near the corner of Kentucky and Trinity streets around noon Wednesday to take a statement. According to Vallejo Police, he heard two dogs growl, then saw them charge, as he opened the front gate of the home. Calhoun...
  • Topeka police officer shoots, kills dog

    05/14/2012 6:32:00 PM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    CJ Online ^ | May 7, 2012 | Ann Marie Bush
    Several neighbors in the 1100 block of S.W. Plass Ave. were upset Monday night after a Topeka police officer drew his weapon and shot a dog to death. “He drew his gun and fired five or six shots,” said neighbor Constantinos Miklas Acton. “He killed that dog dead for no reason.” Acton said he was painting guttering on the front of his house about 7 p.m. Monday when he saw a uniformed officer approach a neighbor’s house and knock on the door. Acton said the officer didn’t get an answer so he walked across S.W. Plass Avenue and made contact...
  • 'Help me,' homeless man begs as cops fatally beat him in videotaped incident

    05/08/2012 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A graphic video played at a hearing Monday to determine whether two California police officers should stand trial in the beating death of a homeless man showed them kicking and punching the mentally ill man as he lay on the ground -- screaming in pain and begging for help. The victim, Kelly Thomas, died five days after the beating on July 5. Manuel Ramos, a 10-year veteran of the Fullerton, California, police department, is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, while Cpl. Jay Patrick Cicinelli faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony use of excessive force in...
  • Family Dog Shot by Police in Hammond

    05/05/2012 5:57:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    ABC Local ^ | Thursday, May 03, 2012 | Theresa Gutierrez
    A Hammond, Indiana, family is reeling. First, their home was destroyed by fire. They did not have insurance. Then an apparent misunderstanding led to a police officer shooting the family dog. On April 15, the McCullough family lost their home in a fire, leaving them homeless. They have been staying elsewhere but would return to their home to feed their dog "Angel" and the 11 puppies she gave birth to last week. Wednesday morning, the family was in their home when Hammond Police arrived. Louis McCullough said police were screaming so Angel started to bark. "She ran toward (the officer),"...
  • Officers fire at would-be robbers in Norfolk; 4 arrested (4 SOBs try to rob undercover cops)

    04/25/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT · by csvset · 21 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 25, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    NORFOLK The two men parked at McDonald's must have looked like good targets for a stickup. It was 10:53 p.m. Both vehicles were backed into parking spaces at the restaurant on Campostella Road near its intersection with Indian River Road. Armed with handguns and with their faces covered, two men approached the cars and pointed their weapons at the drivers in an attempt to rob them. "Give it up," one of the men said. But then the intended victims drew weapons and began firing. The robbers ran from who they would later learn were officers with the Norfolk Police Vice...
  • HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say Chief Bill Lee Jr. Will Permanently Step Down (Sanford)

    Sources have revealed to The Sanford Herald that former Chief Bill Lee Jr. will permanently resign this afternoon. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. has confirmed that there will be a special meeting held with city commissioners today at 4 p.m. Read more: The Sanford Herald - HERALD EXCLUSIVE Chief Bill Lee Jr will permanently step down this afternoon
  • Public outrage builds over police officer who fatally shot dog (Austin, Texas)

    04/17/2012 8:27:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 108 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | SHELTON GREEN
    AUSTIN – The fatal shooting of a pet dog by an Austin Police Department officer over the weekend is sparking outrage near and far. As of Monday evening, close to 22,000 people had hit the "Like" button on a Facebook page called “Justice for Cisco,” the name of Austinite Michael Paxton's dog, which was killed by an officer.
  • Police Chief Killed, 4 Officers Shot In Standoff

    04/12/2012 11:30:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies ^ | 12 April 2012 | Jamy Pombo Sesselman
    GREENLAND, N.H. -- The Greenland chief of police was killed and four other officers were wounded as they tried to serve a warrant Thursday at a home in a New Hampshire town near the Massachusetts border. The shootout happened at 517 Post Road in Greenland at about 6:30 p.m. Police officers and drug agents went to the home to serve a search warrant, and that is when the incident began. "They entered the home, and they encountered an armed subject. The armed subject fired rounds at the officers," Attorney General Michael Delaney said. The alleged gunman spent hours barricaded inside...
  • 4 NYPD officers wounded in Brooklyn shootout [No sign of George Zimmerman, Sharpton stays home]

    04/09/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies ^ | 4/9/12 | Luke Funk
    Four New York City police officers are expected to recover after being shot during a wild shootout with a man barricaded in a Brooklyn home... 33-year-old Nakwon Foxworth crossed paths with police after threatening some movers at his apartment building with a gun. Police say Foxworth barricaded himself with his pregnant girlfriend and infant son. She managed to escape with the baby in her arms, told officers he held her hostage and was armed. The officers began to enter and the suspect fired off 12 rounds hitting the officers.
  • Actress Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI After Hitting Cop

    04/07/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday morning in West Hollywood, authorities confirm. Bynes was arrested around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Robertson Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept
  • Two of Latin America's deadliest gangs join forces

    04/07/2012 7:27:05 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    -excerpt- In recent months, authorities say, they have begun to see the first signs that the Zetas are providing paramilitary training and equipment to the Maras in exchange for intelligence and crimes meant to divert law-enforcement resources and attention
  • Tyler Perry Pulled Over, Accuses White Cops of Racial Profiling via Facebook

    04/05/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 5, 2012 | By Andrew Chow
    Tyler Perry's April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool's joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling. Four days later, Perry's post boasts more than 117,000 "likes," 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports. Perry's predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane -- a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he wasn't being followed, Perry explained on Facebook. Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but...
  • California man considered victim of armed robbery now a suspect in fatal police shooting death

    03/30/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2012 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. — Police initially considered Oscar Carrillo a victim of an armed robbery and rushed to the spot where Carrillo claimed one of two young men pointed a gun in his face. Now police are laying part of the blame for the fatal shooting of Kendrec McDade, whom officers believed was one of the armed thieves, on Carrillo, arresting him on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors are weighing whether to file charges
  • 911 caller arrested in deadly Pasadena (CA) police shooting

    03/29/2012 12:18:21 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 22 replies
    Orange County (CA) Register ^ | March 29, 2012 Updated: 10:55 a.m. | CITY NEWS SERVICE
    PASADENA – A man whose call to police claiming he was robbed by armed gunmen led to the fatal officer-involved shooting of a 19-year-old man in Pasadena remained jailed Thursday after his arrest on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. Two officers shot and killed Kendrec Lavelle McDade when they saw him running shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday on Sunset Avenue near Orange Grove Boulevard. Oscar Carrillo, 26, of Pasadena was arrested by Pasadena police detectives Wednesday and remained jailed at the Pasadena Police Department, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department booking records
  • VA Governor signs Ken Cuccinelli bill to help law enforcement

    03/08/2012 7:07:59 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    Press release
    Law authorizing immediate release of benefits for families of those killed in line of duty will ease financial burdens RICHMOND (March 7, 2012) - Today, Governor Bob McDonnell signed into law a bill which allows the immediate release of a portion of the death benefits available to the families of law enforcement officers and first responders killed in the line of duty. The money can be used to cover funeral expenses while the family waits for full death benefits to be paid out at the conclusion of a standard investigation into the death. HB395 was part of Attorney General Ken...