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  • Trump Needs to Hire Back All of the Career Military Officers That Obama Fired...NOW!

    11/11/2016 4:26:39 PM PST · by Stayfree · 46 replies
    S | November 11, 2016 | Stayfree
    Obama purged the military a lot of senior management who he considered adverse to him (that lowly bastard). Trump should reach out to all of those deposed generals and other top brass and make a special program to reinstate their status immediately if in fact they were removed for that reason
  • Two police officers shot in Bronx: NYPD

    11/04/2016 12:35:32 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 4, 2016
    Two officers shot...condition unknown.
  • Army enters new era: 10 women pass first gender-integrated infantry officer course

    10/27/2016 11:56:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army’s first gender-integrated infantry office course has been completed by 10 of 12 women who took the challenge. A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday in Fort Benning, Georgia, to celebrate 166 officers who attained the infantry’s iconic blue cord. Many of the female officers will now move on to challenges that include Ranger school and Airborne school.
  • Swedish military distributes gender manual to officers

    09/15/2016 7:35:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
    Sweden’s Armed Forces have published a “gender manual” to make officers pay more attention to equality between the sexes at home and on foreign missions. Vice Adm. Jan Thornqvist on Thursday told The Associated Press the purpose is to implement a gender perspective in operations and attract more women to the military. He says in foreign peacekeeping operations that could mean asking women and children about their security needs, not just local leaders who often are men. …
  • Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks

    08/05/2016 6:43:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | AUG 4, 2016 | DAN NOYES
    I-TEAM Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks VIDEO AND IMAGE AT ABC7 By Dan Noyes Thursday, August 04, 2016 07:11PM SAN FRANCISCO -- An urgent bulletin is going out to law enforcement Wednesday, warning of a new threat of attacks against officers on the street and in prisons. It has to do with what's called Black August. A reporter for KGO-TV - KABC's sister station in San Francisco - obtained the bulletin from a law enforcement source. The bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento Intelligence Unit and the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center warns of...
  • Military Making Officers’ Clubs ‘Inclusive,’ Open to All Ranks

    08/04/2016 4:15:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/4/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Army is changing the rules for one of its last remaining officers’ clubs to be more “inclusive,” opening membership at the storied Fort Myer watering hole to service members of any rank. The commander of the instillation, which neighbors Arlington National Cemetery and is known officially as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, cited George S. Patton, the famed general who carried ivory-handled pistols, was independently wealthy, and who spoke French, in opening up the elite club to enlisted men. “Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, service members of any rank or military branch will be able to dine at the historic club...
  • Carbondale, Illinois officer shot, transported to St. Louis

    08/01/2016 4:34:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WPSDLOCAL6.COM ^ | August 1, 2016 | By Krystle Callais
    CARBONDALE, IL - A Carbondale police officer was last reported in serious condition after being shot late Sunday evening. The Carbondale Police Department says around 11:38 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street when they determined gunshots were being fired. While driving toward the source of the gunshots, they saw a tan four-door car driving away from the scene. The officers started to pursue the tan car. During the chase, a suspect fired several gunshots from the tan car. The shots hit the police car and one of the officers inside. The...
  • The Policeman’s Wife A story seldom told

    07/16/2016 5:40:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    The Policeman’s Wife A story seldom told As day turns into night, the young mother’s routine proceeds as usual. Her husband, who works the evening shift as a police officer, left home hours earlier, leaving it to her to prepare dinner and feed the children, then see to it that they are bathed and put to bed. These things are done, and it’s almost nine o’clock. She has a little time to relax and watch some television. Near the television set are family photographs, some featuring her husband in his uniform: this one on his police academy graduation day; another...
  • Special report from abc13

    07/10/2016 11:38:07 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 7-10-2016 | abc13
    Special report from abc13
  • 21 Officers Injured as St. Paul Freeway Protest Turns Violent

    07/10/2016 11:15:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/10/16 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Twenty-one officers from various Minnesota law enforcement agencies were injured and more than 102 protestors were arrested as a demonstration on the I-94 freeway in St. Paul turned violent Saturday night, with protestors hurling rocks, bottles, fireworks and bricks at law enforcement officers on the scene. Hundreds of demonstrators began protesting at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul Saturday night over the police-involved shooting death of Philando Castile earlier in the week before heading onto the I-94 freeway around 8 p.m., local Fox affiliate KMSP reported. The interstate was shut down in both directions for more than five hours and...
  • Donald Trump in San Jose: Police chief says there weren't enough officers at the rally

    06/05/2016 10:47:56 PM PDT · by SteveH · 64 replies
    san jose mercury news ^ | june 3, 2016 | Mark Gomez and Julia Prodis Sulek
    SAN JOSE --Police Eddie Garcia acknowledged his department did not have enough officers to control the violence at Thursday night's Donald Trump rally in downtown. There was a little more than 250 police officers, many in riot gear, in and around the convention center, including from neighboring cities such as Campbell, Palo Alto, Milpitas and Gilroy, and also the CHP.
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Norway disarms its police officers (threat level has been lowered .. DOH!!!)

    11/13/2015 8:09:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/15 | AFP
    Oslo (AFP) - Norway's police, who have been authorised to carry firearms for the past year due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks, will be unarmed again now that the threat level has been lowered, police said Friday. National police chief Odd Reidar Humlegard told reporters the measure would take effect on November 17. The country's 6,000 uniformed police officers will "have to keep their weapons locked in their patrol cars like they did previously," he said. Norwegian police were authorised to carry their service weapons on their belts in November 2014 after the country's intelligence service PST raised...
  • F.B.I. Chief Links Scrutiny of Police With Rise in Violent Crime (Justice Department "fumes")

    10/24/2015 8:59:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    CHICAGO — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Friday that the additional scrutiny and criticism of police officers in the wake of highly publicized episodes of police brutality may have led to an increase in violent crime in some cities as officers have become less aggressive. With his remarks, Mr. Comey lent the prestige of the F.B.I., the nation’s most prominent law enforcement agency, to a theory that is far from settled: that the increased attention on the police has made officers less aggressive and emboldened criminals. But he acknowledged that there is so far no data to...
  • Newly released Gardena Police videos show officers killing unarmed man

    07/15/2015 8:44:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    A federal court released police video recordings Tuesday that show Gardena officers fatally shooting one unarmed man and wounding another in a 2013 incident that resulted in a recent $4.7 million legal settlement by the city.
  • Mugshots of 6 Baltimore police officers charged RUINS liberal race narrative!

    05/01/2015 6:20:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 115 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/1/2015 | soopermexican
    Thousands of black people are happily celebrating the decision announced today to charge six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but they may be disappointed when they find out that three of the six are African-American! .@Baltimorepolice release photos of the six officers charged in the #FreddieGray case >> http://t.co/76IQHHvmXQ pic.twitter.com/B8O8fEMyi9 — wbaltv.com (@wbaltv11) May 1, 2015 And the bottom left is the driver, who was the only person charged with murder. So black people are celebrating that three blacks have been charged in the death of a black drug dealer, because they want to defeat racism. Yeah that...
  • Baltimore police prisoner transport under scrutiny after past death, possible policy violation

    BALTIMORE – People in Baltimore and other cities accuse police of sometimes giving prisoners an extra-rough "nickel ride" — a reference to amusement rides that once cost a nickel. Now, the safety of people in Baltimore's police vans is under scrutiny because of a past death and a new fatal injury, one that came after police failed to put a seat belt on a passenger. One of those, Dondi Johnson, died of a fractured spine in 2005 two weeks after he was arrested for urinating in a public street and transported by van. Johnson's family won a $7.4 million judgment...
  • Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers

    03/15/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 105 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/15/15 | AP, Jim Salter
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The 20-year-old man charged in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers had been at the protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department earlier that night, authorities said Saturday. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said 20-year-old Jeffrey Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and three counts of armed criminal action. The officers were shot early Thursday as a crowd began to break up after a late-night demonstration that unfolded after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson resigned in the wake of the scathing federal...
  • 2 NYPD Officers Shot in Bronx: FDNY

    01/05/2015 8:21:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 1/5/15 | staff
    Two NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx, police say. It's not clear what led to the shooting on East 184th Street in the Fordham section shortly after 10:30 p.m. Cops Who Turned Backs at NYPD Funerals Were Disrespectful: Mayor The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to be OK, the NYPD said.  A law enforcement source said it appears one officer was shot in the back and the other shot in the elbow. Dramatic Photos: 2 NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush   The shooter or shooters are being sought
  • Today I Stopped Caring

    12/09/2014 5:51:29 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 119 replies
    NYC Fire Wire ^ | 12/7/2014 | Lt. Daniel Furseth
    Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted. I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them...
  • 2 officers wounded while confronting knife-wielding man at Connecticut Navy base

    11/13/2014 9:18:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/13/14 | Associated Press
    GROTON, Conn. — Authorities say two Navy civilian police officers have been wounded while confronting a knife-wielding man at a Connecticut base. Navy officials say an officer guarding the submarine base in Groton Thursday night fired shots at the man who allegedly had tried to enter through a pedestrian gate. Authorities say one officer was injured by the ricochet of bullets. The second officer suffered a minor stab wound to the leg. Both have been treated and released from a local hospital.
  • Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side (Chicago)

    08/20/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Jeremy Gorner
    Man, 21, fatally shot by police on Far South Side By Jeremy Gorner A man on a bike was fatally shot by police on the Far South Side after he aimed a gun at officers, authorities said. A Calumet District tactical team had tried to stop the 21-year-old man for questioning as he rode a bicycle in the 13300 block of South Forrestville Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Someone had earlier called police about an armed man on a bike, according to a preliminary statement from the Chicago Police Department. Police: 21-year-old man fatally shot Pat Camden, spokesman...
  • BREAKING REPORT – Dorian Johnson Recants Media Statement ?

    08/19/2014 8:30:44 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 145 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-19-2014 | sundance
    Bear with us – and proceed with caution – as we give you breaking news and source out the information:
  • As Army shrinks, young officers are being pushed out

    04/21/2014 6:01:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies
    AP, via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 21, 2014 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. Many of them now are officers in the Army with multiple combat deployments under their belts. But as the wars wind down and Pentagon budgets shrink, a lot of them are being told they have to leave. It's painful and frustrating. In quiet conversations at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Eustis in Virginia, captains talk about their new worries after 15-month deployments in which they battled insurgents and saw roadside bombs...
  • Officers Of 76th Russian Shock Troops Division Operating In Ukraine

    02/28/2014 3:19:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/28/14 | tyler durden
    Everyone is curious who those unmarked men in unforms that have been seen in youtube clips from the Crimea are. Courtesy of Russian blogger Lev Shlosberg who writes for the newspaper Pskovskaya Guberniya, we now have an answer: according to him they are the officers of the 76th Chernihov (Pskov) Storm Troops Division and have slowly dispersed across key choke points in Ukraine.From his post, translated by Interpretermag.com According to one of the participants in the operation, officers and contractors of the 76th Shock Troops Division have been re-locating to Ukrainian territory since last week. By early this week, there...
  • ICE agent, two police officers shot by fugitive in Roseville (CA)

    10/25/2013 6:51:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | October 25, 2013
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Law enforcement authorities are swarming a neighborhood in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville searching for a suspect after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and two police officers were shot and wounded. In a statement, ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the officer is stable and alert after being taken to a local hospital. Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman says deputies were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, when Roseville police requested help for an officer-involved shooting. KCRA-TV showed aerial images of dozens of law enforcement officers converging on a neighborhood in Roseville, about 20 miles...
  • New File: Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama

    10/23/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/23/2013 | Nachum
    Military Officers Relieved of Duty under ObamaCURRENT COUNT: 42 Generals/Admirals & High-Ranking Military Officials Removed By Obama1-General David Petraeus 2-Gen. John Allen US commander3-US Army General Carter Ham 4-Gen. William "Kip" Ward.5- Brigadier Gen. Jeffery A Sinclair 6-Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford 7- Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette 8-Navy Cmdr. Joseph Darlak 9- LTC Paula Broadwell 10-Marine General James Mattis 11-Gen. David McKiernan 12-Gen. Stanley McChrystal 13-Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright 14-Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina 15-Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus 16- Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant 19-Maj. Gen. Michael Carey 20- Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz 21-Army Gen. Keith...
  • ‘Unreliable’ British officers left out of US meetings on Syria

    09/02/2013 6:13:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/2/13 | Hayley Dixon
    Military sources have claimed that the role of senior British officers at the US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because their American counterparts believe that they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are not involved. Roughly 30 British personnel have been working alongside the Americans and French and have been involved war planning for a number of weeks, including fine-tuning a list of targets and orchestrating military assets.[Snip] No British officers are now engaged in military planning and none will be involved in the execution of the operation, a British defence
  • Bra sizes of female Detroit cops mistakenly emailed to officers

    08/13/2013 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies
    FOX 2 NEWS ^ | 8/12/13 | Taryn Asher, Fox 2 News
    <p>DETROIT (WJBK) - A man's bullet proof vest looks the same as a woman's body armor on the outside. Of course, the woman's is contoured to fit her curves.</p> <p>However, when several female officers with the Detroit Police Department provided their height, weight and bra cup sizes, they never imagined a good portion of the rank-and-file at DPD would see it.</p>
  • City of Longmont Honors Fallen CO Police Officers With Moving Ceremony

    07/10/2013 5:19:47 PM PDT · by BobTEA
    Youtube video ^ | June 20, 2013 | Bobtea2
    In 2012 Colorado lost six law-enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty. On May 19, the city of Longmont held a fitting, dignified, and moving memorial service to honor the fallen officers. The video covers the highlights of the memorial, which included a bagpiper, 21-gun salute, and taps. Worth watching to the end. May we always be thankful for those who put their lives at risk to keep our nation safe.
  • Union of immigration enforcement officers to oppose Senate bill

    05/20/2013 2:53:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/20/13 | Carrie Dann
    A union representing 12,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers will publicly oppose the Senate Gang of Eight immigration plan Monday, giving critics of the overhaul effort additional political ammunition as they work to defeat legislation working its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a release announcing the group's opposition to the bill, National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council president Kenneth Palinkas writes that the bill would fail to address an "insurmountable bureaucracy" at the federal agency overseeing immigration documents and argues that USCIS personnel are currently "pressured to rubber stamp applications instead of conducting diligent case review and...
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Eighth District Cops 'Play it by the Heart' and Restore Family's Faith in Goodness.

    02/01/2013 9:31:03 AM PST · by Jgerald · 1 replies
    Southwest Chicago Post ^ | 01/30/13 | Joan Hadac
    Jennifer is a 33-year-old single mother of three girls: Raven, 8, Sadie, 2, and Grace, 1. As is so often the case in this economic depression, times are tough for Jennifer. She is unemployed and on public assistance. Just before three o'clock on a Thursday afternoon, Jennifer and the girls arrived home to their apartment near 61st Place and Spaulding, only to find it ransacked by burglars. Predictably, the criminals swiped what cash they could get their grubby paws on, about $300 in rent money that was hidden. Also no surprise, they stole whatever electronics they could: a couple of...
  • Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    01/25/2013 7:53:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies
    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call Daniel Halper January 25, 2013 10:26 AM President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn't received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E....
  • Fleeing Soldiers Claim Officers Were Afraid of Media Photos

    12/10/2012 3:50:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    The damaging video of Israel soldiers fleeing from rock-throwing terrorists may have a happy ending as the IDF reviews limitations on soldiers, several of whom also charged that officers' fear of media photos forced them to retreat. The video of the soldiers in retreat last Friday may have been embarrassed senior IDF officers enough to change increasingly restrictive limits on soldiers’ ability to fight terror. Combat troops have privately complained the past several years that they have been exposed to life-endangering situations by restrictions on their shooting at terrorists. Court cases, lawsuits, and negative media have been behind the restrictions...
  • Internal Army Poll: Only 26% of Officers Say Army Headed in Right Direction--'Political

    08/31/2012 6:42:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/31/12 | Patrick Burke
    (CNSNews.com) – Is the U.S. Army headed in the right direction? An internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes--and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by "political correctness" imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders. The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005....
  • Navy reassigns 3 submariners in fraud probe

    03/02/2012 12:32:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    AP's Story at http://www.svherald.com/associatedpress/252039
  • Police: 9 shot at Tenn. nightclub Christmas party

    12/25/2011 11:44:56 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 66 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 25 Dec 2011 | None
    <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say nine people were shot when a fight broke out at a Chattanooga nightclub, where some 400 teens and adults were attending a Christmas party. Police say all those shot are expected to survive.</p> <p>Chattanooga police said in a press release Sunday morning that an off-duty officer who had been working at Club Fathom fired shots at a suspect who pointed a gun at him, but the gunman got away. The officer was not wounded.</p>
  • NATO-Gulf military officers in Turkey prepare for intervention in Syria

    11/28/2011 9:06:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    News Monitors ^ | 11/28/11 | Debka
    A group of military officers from NATO and Persian Gulf nations have quietly established a mixed operational command at Iskenderun in the Turkish Hatay province on the border of North Syria, DEBKAfile's military sources report. Hailing from the United States, France, Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with Turkish officers providing liaison, they do not represent NATO but are self-designated "monitors." Their mission is to set up "humanitarian corridors" inside Syria to serve the victims of Bashar Assad's crackdown. Commanded by ground, naval, air force and engineering officers, the task force aims to move into most of...
  • Police: Shoplifting Suspect Shot At Walmart

    11/02/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29666712/detail.html ^ | 11/2/2011 | Steve Tellier/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A shoplifting incident led to a shooting at a Walmart, according to police dispatchers. The shooting happened at the Walmart at 7100 Raggard Road. Police said off-duty Jefferson County constable David Whitlaw was shopping at the store around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when he heard there was a shoplifting suspect outside the store in the parking lot. Police said Whitlaw went to the parking lot, where the female suspect was in a car. Police said she ran over Whitlaw's foot, and he in turn fired a shot into the car, wounding the woman in her arm and hand....
  • There’s Hope for These Occupy Wall Streeters!

    10/08/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 7,2011 | Stephanie Gutmann
    I actually have hopes for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now, before you dismiss me, let me explain. I hope that one of the things we’re seeing down at Zuccotti Park is the first rustlings of what will eventually (though maybe not in our lifetime, comrades) become a full fledged revolution — not against capitalism but against what Rush Limbaugh likes to call Big Education and Michael Medved calls the Educational-Industrial Complex. This is really what most of these kids are angry about, isn’t it? Most of them — except for the usual complement of old lefties and sundry off-their-meds...
  • Two Fullerton police officers charged in homeless man's death

    09/21/2011 9:04:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/21/11 | Abby Sewell, Richard Winton and Scott Gold,
    One is charged with second-degree murder and another is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the slaying of Kelly Thomas, who suffered from schizophrenia. Orange County prosecutors charged two veteran Fullerton police officers in the death of a mentally ill homeless man, accusing them of a callous cascade of violence against Kelly Thomas as he begged for his life. Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas on Wednesday said what began as routine questioning by police devolved into a "beating at the hands of an angry police officer," with other officers eventually joining in. He stressed that Thomas did not provoke the attack and...
  • Fort Hood officers, hailed as heroes, losing jobs

    08/18/2011 10:26:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    News-Journal ^ | 8/09/11
    Fort Hood officers, hailed as heroes, losing jobsUpdated: 7:38 am, Tue Aug 9, 2011. FORT HOOD — The two Fort Hood police officers celebrated as heroes for responding first to the 2009 shooting massacre at this Army post were told recently they would lose their jobs as part of broader military budget cuts. Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd, who is credited with taking down suspected shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, have both left Fort Hood in advance of the end of their jobs. Fort Hood officials said other civilian police officers on the post who were hired on a year-to-year basis...
  • Fullerton Hires Police Watchdog to Probe Homeless Man's Death

    08/17/2011 2:12:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 48 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Staff
    FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- Fullerton's city council has voted to hire a police watchdog to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of mentally-ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, after a violent confrontation with six officers. Council members voted 4-1 Tuesday night to hire Michael Gennaco, chief attorney for the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review, at upwards of $230 an hour. Gennaco said he would immediately begin his investigation into the entire department -- not just Thomas' death -- to see if there's any corruption. The decision came after a heated meeting involving enraged community members who booed, heckled and...
  • APNewsBreak: Some unions to skip 2012 convention

    08/12/2011 11:00:49 AM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-12-11 | SAM HANANEL
    More than a dozen trade unions are planning to sit out the 2012 Democratic convention because they are angry it will be held in a right-to-work state. The unions say they are disappointed that labor wasn't consulted before Democrats settled on North Carolina, a state that is considered one of the least union-friendly in the nation. They are also frustrated that job creation hasn't been a higher priority for Democratic lawmakers. The unions include the Laborers, Painters and Electrical Workers. The move would deprive the party of millions of dollars spent on sky boxes and other sponsorships that usually help...
  • Prayer Request

    08/12/2011 9:52:48 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 5 replies
    I have a prayer request. There's a lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those she has given everything to. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart. Seems there's nothing I can do alone. But maybe, if we join in and lift her up. She's well over 200 years old, but way too young to die. Her name is America... and I love her.
  • US Day of Rage

    08/10/2011 9:35:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    Face Book ^ | 8/10/11
    US Day of Rage | Resources for Non Violent Civil Disobedience #usdor #occupywallstreet #sept17 Share Many of these sections were taken from the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns available from the War Resister's League in New York City and the Civil Disobedience Training fron ACTUP New York. Download the full Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns (PDF). Handbook for Digital and Online Civil Disobedience. (Coming Soon) US Day of Rage Guidelines for Non Violent Civil Disobedience Individual or group actions that endanger the physical well-being of other demonstrators should not be done. Generally actions that might endanger the safety of others at the...
  • Richard Koo: The Ratings Agencies May Destroy The Global Economy Once Again

    08/09/2011 7:43:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 9, 2011 | Joe Wiesenthal
    The latest note from Nomura's Richard Koo is chock full of insight, which is not surprising since talk of fiscal consolidation, misguided ratings agencies, and balance sheet recessions is his wheelhouse. As he's famously observed before, in such recessions like these, spending cuts actually make deficits worse, and so he's particularly dismayed by the counter-productive actions of S&P. Fiscal stimulus will reduce budget deficit in balance sheet recession. What I find even more interesting is that Japan’s fiscal deficit increased under the Hashimoto administration, which pursued fiscal consolidation, but decreased under the Obuchi and Mori governments, which gave up on...
  • In All Seriousness, What If Barack Obama Is Right? (Redstate.com)

    08/09/2011 9:29:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    RedState.com ^ | August 8, 2011 | Erik Erikson
    Seriously. All you people on left and right, suspend your disbelief for one minute. Seriously. What if Barack Obama was right and S&P just got it wrong. Here’s what I’m hearing and it gives credence to this theory. S&P, I’m told, began telling some of its clients about the downgrade on Friday morning. That’s why the market was so screwed up on Friday. By Friday afternoon, the Treasury Department told S&P it had made a $2 trillion math mistake. But S&P had already told its clients about the downgrade. So it couldn’t walk it back now without a major loss...
  • Who paid for flash mob phones?

    08/09/2011 9:07:07 PM PDT · by Brett66 · 25 replies
    8-9-11 | Brett Brewer
    Simple question about flash mobs, did a federal or state program pay for the phones that they used to organize these mobs? Assurance wireless is crowing about providing free cell phones in this video: http://youtu.be/KQl9Tb8_cL8 So did taxpayers pay for the very devices that have been used against us? It's an outrage if that's the case, I would like to know the answer to this question.