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  • What Do I Know About Corrupt Cops? My Family Owned a Few.

    02/22/2014 8:19:13 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/18/2014 | J.D. Tuccille |
    Years ago, members of my extended family were gangsters connected with the Genovese crime family. They had the ability, which they used, to place people in favored positions within the New York City Police Department. I know this, because my father was offered one of those slots. --SNIP-- It's the old problem of "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"—"Who watches the watchmen?"
  • Firearm incident sparks debate over rights

    08/03/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 105 replies ^ | 2 August, 2013 | NA
    RUTLAND — Joshua Severance says his Second Amendment rights to openly carry a firearm were violated, but Rutland police say they were following the law when they handcuffed and briefly detained the Milton man this week. In a case that appears destined to end in a courtroom, Severance, 26, says he was walking down a residential Rutland street Monday afternoon with his shirt off and his 9mm Beretta semiautomatic handgun holstered on his hip when a city police cruiser stopped in front of him and an officer ordered him to place his hands on the hood. “I figured they wanted...
  • Motorists detained as police search for robbery suspect(All Adults Handcuffed In Every Car)

    06/03/2012 3:23:17 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 262 replies
    FOX 31 ^ | June 2, 2012
    AURORA, Colo. – Police have a “person of interest” in custody in connection with the robbery of the Wells Fargo back at 15301 E. Hampden Avenue Saturday afternoon. Immediately following the robbery, police closed the intersection of Iliff and Buckley after reports the suspect might have taken hostages. According to our crew on the scene, police stopped and searched nearly two dozen cars. The adult occupants of the vehicles were handcuffed during the investigation.
  • 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.
  • Man Loses $22,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case

    MONTEREY, Tenn. -- "If somebody told me this happened to them, I absolutely would not believe this could happen in America." "You live in the United States, you think you have rights -- and apparently you don't," said George Reby.
  • Jury convicts ex-Citronelle officer of illegally keeping handguns taken from motorists

    11/03/2011 2:27:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies ^ | 1 November, 2011 | Brendan Kirby
    MOBILE, Alabama -- A former Citronelle police officer violated the law when he kept a pair of handguns he took from motorists during his 11-year tenure on the force, a federal jury here decided this afternoon. The jury convicted Bill Eugene Newburn guilty of 2 counts of possession of a stolen firearm. Under a preliminary calculation of advisory guidelines in his case, he faces at least a year and 9 months in prison and as much as 2 years and 3 months behind bars. U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose scheduled his sentencing hearing for Feb. 10. Police Chief Shane Stringer...
  • Endless Evil: The Drug War’s Continuing Collateral Damage, Part 1

    10/30/2011 11:58:33 AM PDT · by bamahead · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | October 27, 2011 | Radley Balko
    In September 2009, 28-year-old Jonathan Ayers pulled into a gas station in Stephens County, Georgia, to withdraw money from an ATM. Ayers, a pastor, had just given $23, all the cash he had in his pocket, to Johanna Barrett, a drug addict alleged to be a prostitute to whom Ayers had been ministering. His purpose was to help Barrett pay rent at the motel where she was living with her boyfriend. According to friends and family members, it wasn’t unusual for Ayers to give the money he was carrying to help those to whom he was ministering get out of...
  • Cops Confiscate Lakewood Lady’s Arsenal; Motive Pending

    09/01/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Scene Magazine ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Kyle Swenson
    Francesca Rice no longer serves in her country’s armed forces, but she brought a piece of the action back home with her. It seems the Lakewood vet had stockpiled her Edgewater Towers condo with a home arsenal including handguns, shotguns, a sniper rifle — plus a Thompson sub-machine gun, just in case the pizza guy got fresh. Her cache somehow caught the attention of Lakewood Police, who paid a visit last September. When they found Rice wasn’t home, they asked an obliging employee of the complex to open up the apartment without her consent. Once inside, they raided the gun...