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  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Lauderhill

    01/24/2015 4:47:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/23/15
    Lauderhill police was conducting an investigation involving a stolen vehicle. When they confronted Demaris Turner in the stolen Hyundai Genesis he rammed into a marked K-9 cruiser, which had an officer and a K-9 inside.... ...Local 10 News has learned Turner was shot at least 11 times, including twice in the head, sources said. Lauderhill police personnel began lifesaving procedures on Turner until Lauderhill Fire Rescue arrived. Deputies said Turner was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale....
  • Alone and Defenseless: A UK Citizen's call for arms

    01/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 79 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Ciaran Brady
    This is where we find ourselves now. Every citizen in Europe and the UK faces the risk of an Islamic attack merely while going about normal day-to-day business. UK citizens in particular face this risk whilst being denied weapons of self defense. In the past I have fully and enthusiastically supported the UK’s complete ban on hand guns. But immediately after the killing of Lee Rigby I began to reconsider the wisdom of that ban and I now utterly oppose it. As things stand in the UK, hand guns are illegal. For those shotguns you could own, extremely strict licensing...
  • Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

    01/22/2015 11:08:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 22, 2015
    Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday. Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m. The people, who weren’t identified by police, locked themselves in their cars while Mather yelled at them, police said. Mather allegedly slashed two tires. He eventually ran off, jumping off a train platform as police chased him. Officer Louis Martigetti slipped on the icy platform during the chase, injuring himself.
  • Police union to state lawmakers: Don't mess with no-knock warrants(GA)

    01/22/2015 10:15:22 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 51 replies
    WTOC.COM ^ | 1/21/2015 | Bernard Watson
    ATLANTA-Carrie Mills is a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job - primarily in APD's drug unit. Mills is now a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. She considers herself an expert on search warrants, particularly no knock warrants, which allows officers to enter a structure without knocking first. Mills says no-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while she was an officer. "If we knock and announced, all evidence is going to be destroyed," Mills said. State Sen. Vincent Fort, (D-39), has announced plans to introduce a bill that would make it...
  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands [NJ]

    01/21/2015 4:24:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 154 replies
    AP/NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2015
    BRIDGETON, N.J. — Another police killing is stirring anger in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop captured on video ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a Dec. 30 stop that escalates quickly after Days warns his partner about seeing a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar... [SNIP] Reid, 36, had spent about 13 years in prison for shooting at...
  • Justice Dept. Moving to Clear Ferguson Officer of Civil Rights Charges

    01/21/2015 1:28:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Man says police beat him after shots outside Biden home

    01/20/2015 4:26:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 1/20/15
    WILMINGTON, Del. — A man arrested shortly after gunshots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware home says police officers beat him up. Fifty-seven-year-old Rock Peters of Hockessin says New Castle County Police officers left him with a swollen nose, rib injuries, cuts on his face and a black eye. Photos that Peters says he took of himself afterward show his face covered with blood and bruises. Police declined to comment.
  • Texas Police Pull Over Woman So Fellow Officer Can Propose

    01/20/2015 2:19:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    WRIC ABC8 ^ | January 20, 2015, 10:11 am | Emily Satchell
    This Texas police officer is accustomed to making traffic stops, but he’s never been through one like this one. Galveston Police Officer Gregory Parris arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend, Sara Wolff, so that he could propose to her in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.
  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

    01/19/2015 9:22:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2015 2:56 PM EST | Lori Hinnant
    One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room. With the deaths of the three French officers during three days of terror in the Paris region and the suggestion of a plot in Belgium to kill police, European...
  • Radar technology that allows police to 'see' inside homes raises fresh concerns from judges, etc.

    01/19/2015 8:58:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2015 | David McCormack
    * At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies now have access to radar devices that enable them to effectively see into people's homes * The technology has been available for more than two years, but only come to light during a federal appeals court hearing in Denver last month * The use of the technology adds to growing concerns about government surveillance and also raises legal and privacy issuesAt least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies now have access to radar devices that enable them to effectively see into people’s homes and determine if anyone is inside. Although the FBI, U.S....
  • King Holiday Events Include Air of Protest Over Deaths of Black Men (Gentle Giant, Trayvon & Eric)

    01/19/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Paulson
    After a year of unrest over how the justice system responded to the deaths of several unarmed African-American men, many people marking Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday were more rueful than celebratory. Some marchers in a small city in northern Alabama wore black shirts with the names of three of the men in white print: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. Two died in confrontations with police officers, and one with a neighborhood watch coordinator. In an acknowledgment of the complexity of the issue, the shirts also bore the names of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two...
  • Activist Reverend Critical of Police Undergoes Use of Force Scenarios

    01/19/2015 12:37:40 PM PST · by tinyowl · 3 replies
    Fox News 10 ^ | 01/18/2015 | Fox News 10
    An activist reverend (Phoenix), in police use-of-force training, first gets himself killed, then shoots unarmed man. The lesson he takes: "comply."
  • Man cited for ‘eating while driving’ in Cobb County

    01/19/2015 7:19:26 AM PST · by BobNative · 114 replies
    WSB-TV, Atlanta ^ | January 18, 2015 | Rachel Stockman
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An Alabama man says he was cited by Cobb County police for “eating while driving” under the distracted driving law. Madison Turner said he ordered a double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonald’s last week, and a police officer pulled him over, along Canton Road in Marietta. “The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles,” Madison said. “He said specifically three times, you can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger.” According to the ticket, the officer wrote him up under Georgia’s distracted driving law, and under the...
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • Footage of APD's Fatal Shooting of John OKeefe (ABQ NM)

    01/17/2015 1:41:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2015 | ABQ Police Dept
    Lapel camera footage shots Albuquerque police officers shooting and killing John Edward Okeefe on Jan. 13, 2015.
  • GOP women object to rape clause in 20-week abortion bill

    01/16/2015 3:27:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 1/16/15 | Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A group of female GOP lawmakers is trying to pressure the Republican leadership team to make changes to a 20-week abortion ban the House is set to vote on next week. Led by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, the lawmakers are protesting language that requires a rape victim to formally report her assault to police to qualify for an exemption from the legislation’s abortion restrictions. Ellmers raised the concerns during a closed-door meeting at the GOP retreat here, according to sources in the room. Her office did not have a comment on Friday on the discussions...
  • Miami-area Police Used Black Men's Mug Shots for Target Practice

    01/16/2015 6:24:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Melissa Clyne
    The North Miami Beach Police Department is denying accusations of racial profiling for using mug shots of black men during target practice for their snipers, NBC South Florida reports. "Our policies were not violated," Chief J. Scott Dennis said. "There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this." When a National Guard unit arrived at a Medley, Florida, shooting range for its annual weapons qualifications training, one of its members was shocked to see that five bullet-riddled mug shots of black men left behind included her brother, from his arrest 15 years earlier in connection to...
  • ‘Criminals Have Been Empowered’: St. Louis Rocked by Seven Fatal Shootings in 24 Hours

    01/16/2015 3:41:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/16/2015
    The night manager of a Drury Inn in St. Louis was shot to death during an early Thursday robbery attempt, one of the city’s seven homicides during a 24-hour span. Police quickly made three arrests in cases in which the victims reportedly knew their assailants. Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay condemned the violence at a Thursday afternoon news conference. They did not identify the suspects in custody, who will be formally charged Friday. Scott Knopfel, 50, was shot in the head at the Drury hotel near Interstate 44 just before 3 a.m. after he struggled with his...
  • Judge rules Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby will stand trial for murder in shooting death

    01/15/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by TankerKC · 22 replies
    Denver news 7 ^ | 1/15/2015 01:22:19 PM MST | Jesse Paul
    LA JUNTA, Colo. - A judge ruled Thursday that there is probable cause for Rocky Ford Police Officer James Ashby to stand trial for second-degree murder in the on-duty shooting death of a 27-year-old man. Ashby will be arraigned on Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in La Junta. He is currently free on $150,000 bond. Ashby is accused of killing Jack Jacquez, Jr. on Oct. 12, 2014. Relatives say Ashby followed Jacquez to his home and shot him in the back after a struggle over a skateboard on Oct. 12. Authorities had not released the circumstances surrounding the shooting and...
  • Cop shouldn't be charged in elderly man's death (WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING)

    01/15/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mary Mitchell mmitchell@suntimes.com
    Police Officer Craig Taylor shouldn’t be sitting in a Markham courtroom. Taylor should be out protecting the citizens of Park Forest like he’s done since 2004. Taylor was performing his sworn duty to serve and protect when he was summoned to the Victory Centre in Park Forest on July 26, 2013, to quell a disturbance. He ended up firing beanbag cartridges at 95-year-old John Wrana, a resident of the facility. Taylor, an African-American, was one of five officers who responded to a call from staff that the elderly man was threatening them with a knife, a shoehorn and a cane....
  • Wisconsin pursuit ends when suspect loses prosthetic leg in fence

    01/15/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-15-15 | Anne Jungen
    Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated. Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint. Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
  • Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart Shot to Death While Wearing Police Body Camera (VIDEO)

    01/15/2015 12:15:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    American Power Blog ^ | 1/14/15 | Donald Douglas
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart Shot to Death While Wearing Police Body Camera (VIDEO) Well, it's definitely up close and personal. At the Arizona Republic, "Flagstaff police officer's body camera captures fatal shooting": EDITOR'S NOTE: The video below is graphic and may not be something you want to see. It was released by Flagstaff Police honoring a public records request by media, including azcentral, The Arizona Republic and 12 News. The video will be part of the ongoing discussion about safety for officers and for the people they encounter, which is why we think it is newsworthy....
  • St. Paul Police Shoot, Kill Man; NAACP Expresses Concern

    01/14/2015 10:37:58 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/14/15 | Scott Theisen
    St. Paul police are investigating an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning that killed a man suspected of sending threatening messages. Officers responded to the 200 block of University Avenue East about 2:14 a.m. after a woman reported getting death threats via text message. The woman told police the messages were from a man she knew and that he was known to carry a gun. Sgt. Paul Paulos says after officers arrived and located the suspect, shots were fired and the suspect was hit. Paulos did not give further details on how the shooting occurred. St. Paul Fire Department medics were...
  • 2 IDIOTS, 1 GUN SHOP: Police Officer Suing Gun Store After Shooting Off his Own Finger [VIDEO]

    01/14/2015 6:48:43 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 34 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | Hunter Roosevelt
    A former Kentucky police officer is suing a local gun store after he shot his finger off inside the store in a case of bad gun handling vs. horrible gun handling – plus a complete lack of personal responsibility. According to a civil lawsuit, former Glasgow police officer Darrell Smith went to Barren Outdoors and asked to see a .380 caliber handgun. An employee removed the gun from under the counter and handed it to Smith without checking to see if the gun was loaded. Smith then takes the gun, likewise failing to check if the weapon was loaded, and...
  • What Dallas’s historically low murder rate can teach us about policing

    01/13/2015 2:23:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2015 | Radley Balko
    Here at The Watch, we’ve praised Dallas Police Chief David Brown and his staff for the department’s community-oriented approach to policing, openness and transparency about excessive force, its rejection of law enforcement as a revenue generator, and its First Amendment-friendly approach to protest. Now, there’s some evidence of a payoff. Dallas’ 2014 murder rate was its lowest since 1930 — the year Bonnie and Clyde met at a West Dallas house party. And the Dallas Police Department’s preliminary count of 116 murders last year — there is one unexplained death awaiting a ruling — would be the lowest yearly murder...
  • 2 Albuquerque Officers Charged With Murder in March Shooting

    01/12/2015 8:51:47 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Russell Contreras
    Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a knife-wielding homeless man that led to violent protests and brought new scrutiny to the police department amid a federal investigation. The decision to bring murder charges occurred at a time when police tactics are under intense review nationwide, fueled by the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of another unarmed man in New York City. Grand juries declined to charge officers in those cases, leading to large protests. Acknowledging the frustration over the secrecy of the proceedings in...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasio’s Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • NYPD on High Alert Following ISIS Call to ‘Rise Up and Kill Police Officers’

    01/11/2015 9:58:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/15 | Jordan Schachte
    The New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have been alerted to a new threat raised by the Islamic State terror group. The jihadist entity released a new video on Saturday urging fellow jihadists to “rise up” against the U.S. and other Western states. ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani told those loyal to the Islamic State to “rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians” in the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia. “Do not let the battle pass you by wherever you may be. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well
  • Cops and soldiers, and why they’re different

    01/11/2015 10:18:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The War Room ^ | January 10, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    There’s 35,000 of them, but they’re not an army. So, it’s a new year, and we’re already hip-deep in horrors. I can’t even begin to write about the Charlie Hebdo massacre; I’m not an expert on terrorism or on France, and in general I agree with Dan Murphy of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s made a good point recently on Twitter that there are too many of these “what’s it all mean” pieces and all far too soon. Instead, I want to go back to one of the stories we were all arguing about before the Paris massacre: the tension...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Limoges: suicide of a police Commissioner (in French)

    01/09/2015 7:52:32 PM PST · by FR_addict · 16 replies
    france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ^ | 1/08/2015 | Cécile Gauthier
    (Bing Translation) Just over a year after he discovers the body of number 3 of the Limoges at, number 2 of the service itself death yesterday at his workplace with his service weapon. Has learned it this morning, a Commissioner of the Limoges at is given death last night in his office with his service weapon. Information confirmed by its hierarchy. It is unclear at this time the reasons for his gesture. ... In November 2013, Commissioner Andy had discovered the body lifeless by his colleague, number 3 of the Limoges cells which had also committed suicide with his service...
  • Man attempts to gouge eye of Calif. officer

    Man attempts to gouge eye of Calif. officer SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A 33-year-old homeless man was arrested near Depot Park Wednesday after allegedly trying to gouge out the eye of a Santa Cruz police officer. The attack, a Santa Cruz police spokesman said, is part of a larger trend locally and nationally in the past year toward increased physical confrontations between the public and police. Robert Craig. (Santa Cruz Police Department Image) Police spotted Robert Craig standing in the Pacific Avenue and Center Street roundabout at about 1:40 p.m. and disturbing traffic, said Santa Cruz police Lt. Bernie...
  • France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

    01/09/2015 6:11:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01-06-2014 | Ryan Girdusky
    Daily Caller France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags 4:50 PM 01/06/2015 Ryan Girdusky Political Consultant As more French Jews face anti-Semitic attacks, many are leaving for Israel. Most of the attacks have come from Muslims, whether immigrants or French-born, many of whom have not assimilated into French society – if not rejecting French society entirely. Compounding the dangerous situation, France’s left-wing government refuses to acknowledge the scope of this crisis, apparently more afraid of losing Muslim votes they depend on than in defending France’s half-million Jews. Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is expecting “Little Paris” neighborhoods to pop...
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • Activist critical of police undergoes use of force scenarios

    01/08/2015 11:19:51 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies
    FOX10 Phoenix ^ | 7 January 2015
    We've seen protests all across the country after police officers have been accused of shooting people who aren't armed. An activist critical of police undergoes use of force scenarios... YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK
  • As New York Police Strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio Outlaws Packing Peanuts

    01/08/2015 8:18:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    With the NYPD slowdown due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support for racist cop killers, no one is actually enforcing the minor rules and regulations, summonses aren’t being issued and people hop turnstiles in the subway with reckless abandon.But petty tyrants aren’t to be deterred and Mayor Wilhelm/De Blasio has focused in on the city’s greatest enemy. Packing peanuts. Nearly two years after Mr. Bloomberg first proposed banishing the material in his final State of the City address, de Blasio administration officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they have completed the deed.Beginning on July 1, food establishments...
  • Dump Truck [driver, not truck] Intentionally Hits 2 Pr. George’s County Cruisers

    01/08/2015 8:05:34 AM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    CBS News Washington D.C. ^ | Janaury 7, 2015
    GLENARDEN, Md. (WNEW/AP) — A dump truck rammed into two Prince George’s County cruisers in Glenarden Wednesday, and police believe it was intentional. Police say the dump truck hit the two cruisers in the Woodmore Town Center parking lot near Route 202 and I-95. Preliminarily, police believe the dump truck intentionally hit the cruisers and the driver is in custody. No officers were in the cruisers at the time of the crash, and there are no reported injuries. Police say the driver likely faces first-degree assault and related charges.
  • Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown

    01/08/2015 7:05:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 7, 2015 | Aurin Squire
    For the second consecutive week, New York City police have virtually ceased writing tickets and arresting people for many nonviolent crimes, on the order of a 90 percent drop from a year earlier. After perceived slights by Mayor Bill de Blasio, civil protests against police brutality, and the murder of two officers by a deranged gunman, the New York Police Department is fighting back by not doing its job. Or rather, police appear to be using their resentment as an organizing incentive to skip certain non-essential cop duties. The police seem to be trying to teach a lesson to a...
  • Former Holyoke (MA) police chief says President Obama created era of mistrust in race relations

    01/08/2015 5:15:26 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | Anthony R. Scott
    I have been putting off writing this op-ed piece for the past several months hoping in vain that our President and Attorney Eric Holder would become real leaders and not continue down the racist road they have been traveling. However the most recent police murders in New York City have prompted me to break my silence. I did not vote for President Obama when he first ran nor did I vote for him in 2012. When he was first elected I hoped that as a person of color he would move race relations forward and become a good, if not...
  • Police officer shot in new Paris attack

    01/08/2015 2:05:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/8/12 | CBS stafff
    France's top security official was forced to abandon a top-level meeting Thursday morning about the deadly attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris after just 10 minutes to rush to the scene of another shooting on the southern edge of the French capital. Interior Minister Berbard Cazeneuve said two people, including a police officer, were gravely wounded in the shooting Thursday in the southern Paris suburb of Montrouge, which came amid an ongoing manhunt for two heavily armed brothers -- one with possible links to al Qaeda -- suspected in the methodical killing of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo...
  • Two police officers injured in southern Paris shooting

    01/08/2015 12:45:51 AM PST · by radu · 15 replies
    ITV News ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | ITV
    Two police officers have been injured, one critically, when two gunmen armed with automatic weapons opened fire in southern Paris, French media are reporting. The Paris prosecutor's office said no link has been confirmed "at this time" between today's shooting and the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Le Monde reported. French police are carrying out manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people on Wednesday at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in a presumed Islamist militant strike.
  • Unarmed Paris Police Retreated From Terrorist Gunmen

    01/07/2015 4:41:52 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/7/2015 | huck Ross
    Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists who slaughtered 10 journalists at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, retreated from the gunmen because they were unarmed, according to an eyewitness. “Three policemen had arrived on bikes but had to leave because the men were armed, obviously,” Benoit Bringer, who works on the same floor as Charlie Hebdo’s offices, told France Info radio, according to The Guardian. “Then the attackers took off in a car.”
  • Victoria Police Officer Fired After Tasing Incident

    01/07/2015 2:10:40 PM PST · by potlatch · 32 replies
    The Victoria Advocate ^ | Jan. 5, 2015 | Bianca Montes
    A Victoria police officer accused of using excessive force during a Dec. 11 traffic stop was fired Monday, Jan 5. Nathanial Robinson was placed on administrative leave while an internal and criminal investigation took place after the 23-year-old officer tased a 76-year old Victoria man twice. Victoria Police Chief J.J. Craig said it was determined that Robinson violated three departmental policies; conduct and performance, use of force and arrest without a warrant. The announcement of Robinson’s termination was announced late Monday in a news release. A criminal investigation by the Texas Rangers into the officers conduct during the traffic stop...
  • UNARMED PARIS POLICE OFFICERS FORCED TO FLEE AS ARMED TERRORISTS ATTACK

    01/07/2015 1:59:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 7, 2015 | by AWR HAWKINS
    During the January 7 terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, several Paris police officers fled, unable to disarm the threat, because they themselves were unarmed and outgunned. Breitbart News previously reported that “black-hooded-men” with Kalashnikovs entered the Charlie Hedbo headquarters and opened fire, killing 12 people–including those who were killed outside the building as the gunmen headed back to their car. CBS News relayed reports from Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that the first two officers to arrive “were apparently unarmed” and “fled after seeing gunmen armed with automatic weapons and possibly a grenade launcher.” The UK’s Independent reported that “three...
  • 1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport

    01/07/2015 11:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 7, 2014
    1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport Published January 07, 2015 FoxNews.com DEVELOPING: Authorities in Columbus, Ohio responded Wednesday to a deadly shooting on the second floor of the Port Columbus Airport, MyFox28Columbus.com reported. The report said one suspect was killed in the police-involved shooting. The second floor departure is closed, but the airport remains open and flights are operating normally. There were no reports of other injuries.
  • Unarmed French police literally retreated in the face of Islamist attackers

    01/07/2015 10:28:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The two French police officers, who both lost their lives in the effort to prevent the Charlie Hebdo attackers from executing their grim mission, are heroes. Their sacrifice in defense of their fellow citizens is beyond noble, and their bravery will be remembered in the coming days. It is not a knock on Parisian police but French domestic policy to note and criticize the fact that the first responders who arrived at the scene on bicycles and without defensive weaponry were entirely unprepared to face an ongoing attack by murderous, AK-47-wieldling Islamist gunmen. The first police to arrive at...
  • 12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life

    01/07/2015 6:32:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7 January 2015 | Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance
    12 DEAD IN PARIS MASSACRE: Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm Masked gunmen storm Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting 'Allahu akbar!' and 'the Prophet has been avenged' Stalked building asking for people's names before killing the editor and cartoonist during weekly editorial meeting Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range Killers fled in stolen car across eastern Paris after a 'mass shoot-out' with police officers and remain on...
  • KC auto shop worker survives three-mile I-70 ride atop SUV

    01/07/2015 6:13:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 6, 2015 | Tony Rizzo
    A Kansas City auto repair shop employee made a snap decision Monday when a woman drove off without paying for repairs. He jumped on the roof of her Cadillac Escalade and held on during a high-speed, three-mile ride that ended outside Kansas City police headquarters. Another auto shop employee followed in another vehicle and told police that he tried to stop the Cadillac by firing shots at its tires. One of the bullets hit the driver’s side door. Police said it was a miracle that no one was injured in the incident that began shortly before 3 p.m. Monday at...
  • Chip Off the Old Block… Malia Obama Wears T-Shirt of Nasty Anti-Cop Rap Group

    01/06/2015 7:23:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 145 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 1/16/15 | Jim Hoft
    Today she’s wearing a T-shirt supporting an anti-white gangster rap group. Tomorrow she’ll be attending Socialist meetings at Columbia College. And, before you know it she’ll be dining with Al Sharpton.On Monday a grainy photo of a 16-year-old wearing a hip-hop group’s tour T-shirt was posted on said group’s official Instagram account.One of the members of the collective, which consists of rappers, producers, and non-musical members, such as photographers and publicists, told Gawker that Mr. Bada$$ had allegedly been sent the snapshot by “a mutual friend of Malia’s and the pro era member.”The lead “singer” for Pro Era was just...