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  • Marine Scott Olsen Will Undergo Brain Surgery, And OccupyMARINES Are Making Demands

    10/28/2011 8:00:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2011 | Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez
    After being struck by a projectile at Tuesday's Occupy Oakland evictions, Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen is lucid and awaiting brain surgery. The Guardian reports Olsen "responded with a very large smile" when his parents arrived from Wisconsin to visit him at the hospital. Medical officials say Olsen's able to write and hear, but is having trouble speaking. Meanwhile, Oakland's Mayor Jean Quan who left town after authorizing the raid, has separated herself from the police. Quan said, "I only asked the chief to do one thing: to do it when it was the safest for both the police and...
  • Owners Angry After Cops Shoot Dog in Backyard

    09/09/2011 11:13:55 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 317 replies · 1+ views
    -snip- But Samuelson's neighbor, Fernando Perez, said he told the cops several times that Ozzy was roaming in the back. When the security alarm system at the home went off, Samuelson called Perez to check it out while she made the 20-minute drive to her house, he said. Perez said he knew not to go into the backyard because of the dog and when officers arrived, he warned them. "'Be careful. It’s a big dog,' I told them. They told me to go back to my house," said Perez, who repeated the warning several more times. "Before I get to my driveway, I...
  • SWAT team cleared in Framingham shooting

    09/03/2011 10:15:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies ^ | 01 Sept 2011 | Danielle Ameden
    The Framingham Police SWAT Team accidentally shot and killed a grandfather during a drug raid this year. The MetroWest Daily News reports that an independent review has cleared officers of any wrongdoing. Eurie Stamps Sr., 68, was shot while lying face down on the floor during a raid on Jan. 5. A SWAT officer was moving to restrain someone else, when he lost his balance and accidentally shot his rifle, hitting and killing Stamps. The MetroWest Daily News says the report criticized the SWAT team, but found that they were well-trained in their right to have the safeties on their...
  • ‘I Am Going to Shoot You’: Third Explosive Canton Cop Video Emerges

    09/03/2011 4:17:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 2, 2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Remember Officer Daniel Harless, the Canton, Ohio, police officer who was caught on video threatening to kill citizens? Well, he’s back in a new video that some say corroborates the notion that he has abused his power and built a track record of violent threats. Back in July, The Blaze brought you the first disturbing video. It wasn’t long before a second clip featuring Harless’ death threats on citizens emerged. In the latter footage, he purportedly yelled, “I’ll kill every one of you motherfu**ers!”
  • New Mexico State Police Officer Fired After Caught Having Sex on Car

    09/03/2011 3:57:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies ^ | Sept 3 2011 | Associated Press
    A New Mexico state police officer has been fired after security cameras caught him having sex with a woman on the hood of a car. Officer Bert Lopez's dismissal from the New Mexico state police was confirmed by The Santa Fe New Mexican on Saturday. The newspaper said Lopez has 30 days to appeal the firing. The surveillance photos were taken from a motion-triggered security camera positioned at the front gate of the county-owned La Bajada Ranch south of Santa Fe. The encounter was at the remote Canyon Ranch. Two photos showing a uniformed officer having sex on the hood...
  • (VIDEO) Police officer facing probe after beating up videographer

    08/01/2011 7:42:41 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A police officer is being investigated after being caught on tape beating a videographer outside of his home in March. A Las Vegas police department review found that Officer Derek Colling violated police policies when he used 'excessive force' on Mitchell Crooks. The incident happened on the night of March 20 when Mr Crooks, 36, was in his driveway videotaping police as they investigated a burglary report across the street. Mr Crooks said that when he refused to stop filming, Mr Colling arrested and beat him, with the sounds of the altercation recorded by the camera. In the video, Mr...
  • New Lawsuits Filed By Unarmed Man Shot By Houston Police

    04/27/2011 7:48:51 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Click 2 Houston ^ | 04/27/2011 | Stephen Dean
    HOUSTON -- An unarmed man who was shot in the neck by a Houston police officer has become the latest to allege police brutality in a lawsuit against the city of Houston, Local 2 Investigates reported. Steven Guidry, 42, who lives on Houston's south side, was shot after an officer tried to pull him over for failing to use his signal before turning on Feb. 24, 2010, on Noel Street. At the time, Houston police said he was shot because the officer feared he was reaching into his coat, potentially going for a weapon. In his lawsuit filed Tuesday in...