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  • Protests Erupt in Chicago After Video of Laquan McDonald Being Shot by Police Released

    11/24/2015 6:52:30 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 148 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/2015 | TOM LIDDY
    Protesters took to the streets in the wake of the release of dash cam footage showing police shooting a teen being shot by police, chanting "16 shots" for the number of times the officer allegedly shot him.The dash cam video, released by police today a day ahead of a court-ordered deadline, shows officers confronting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who later died at a hospital, as he walked down the street on Oct. 20, 2014. snip Chicago police officials said they were responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife and that McDonald refused to drop...
  • Obama’s Executive Order Gives Criminals The Upper Hand

    11/24/2015 2:41:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/24/15 | Mike Lavery
    Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order — as sheriffs and lawmakers tell the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger.“These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told Obama issued Executive Order...
  • Outrage as military vehicles, equipment taken from officers in wake of Obama order

    11/24/2015 1:51:04 PM PST · by Wyrd bi ful ard · 103 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Nov 23 2015 | Adam Shaw
    Valuable vehicles and equipment are being yanked from law enforcement agencies across the country by the Obama administration in the wake of the president’s post-Ferguson order -- as sheriffs and lawmakers tell the equipment is needed, and losing it could put officers and the communities they serve in danger. "These things are useful tools and the president taking them away will put more officers in jeopardy and at risk of harm or even death. I don’t know how he can sleep at night knowing his actions will have those repercussions," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., told President Obama issued...
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • DC Police Chief: ‘Best Option’ Is For Citizens To Take Out Paris-Style Attackers

    In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air November 22, Washington DC police chief Cathy Lanier said taking out the gunmen in a Paris-style attack is the “best option” for citizens between the time they call 911 and the moment police arrive.
  • Terror Threats (Chicago is being cased)

    11/22/2015 1:31:35 PM PST · by InMemoriam · 13 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | November 22, 2015 | Second City Cop
    From Second City Cop, the blog of a Chicago cop: Anyone have the scoop on this? About three hours ago, a male in his twenties, apparently of middle eastern descent, walked into the lobby of 024 with a bucket full of an unknown substance stating "this is a gift for your chief". When confronted by officers, he quickly exited the building while leaving the bucket just outside the front door. Officers successfully pursued the suspect who was brought back into the station. The subject stated the bucket was full of water and was a "gift". When Lt's DH and NS...
  • Police against initiative to lower jailing age to 12

    11/22/2015 2:15:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Social Welfare Minister Haim Katz are pushing an initiative to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 12 - but the Israel Police itself is against the idea. Police believe that lowering the age by which minors convicted of violent crimes can be jailed will encourage, not discourage, crime. "We maintain that it is necessary that the law allow police to arrest minors in exceptional cases," an opinion submitted by the Legal Counsel of the Department of Investigations (CID) states, Walla! News reports. "[But] the detention of minors under age 14 as proposed would not...
  • Surgery for Man Beaten by Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies[Rodney King 2.0?]

    11/20/2015 10:20:51 AM PST · by Theoria · 48 replies
    KQED ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Alex Emslie
    A man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in a San Francisco alley was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair extensive — and perhaps permanently disabling — injuries to his arms and hands.The operation at San Francisco General would be taking place amid indications that federal law enforcement authorities may join the investigation into the incident.Two deputies, still unidentified,were captured on motion-activated security camera video around 2 a.m. last Thursday chasing Stanislav Petrov down a Mission District side street — the end of a high-speed chase that originated in San Leandro.The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says the deputies chased...
  • Florida woman falls asleep in grease dumpster (Woman swears at officers, tries to fight them)

    11/20/2015 6:51:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    WPTV ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tara Molina
    Anna Marzita Shinkle is charged with drunken disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after falling asleep at the Lani Kai Island Resort's grease dumpster just before 2 a.m. Saturday, according to an Lee County Sheriff's Office report. "The female was unresponsive and covered in grease with a shirt on and her pants down at her ankles," the report states.
  • Traffic Stop Quickly Escalated When Driver Informed Officer of Concealed Carry Permit

    11/19/2015 1:08:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/15 | Jason Howerton
    Gonzalez claims he was unfairly targeted because he was carrying a gun. The traffic stop began routine enough. Rosenberg officer Sgt. Anthony Schnacky asked Gonzalez for his license and insurance. "Yeah, what's the reason you stopped me?" Gonzalez asked. "I'll tell you in just a minute," the officer replied. But when Gonzalez informed Sgt. Schnacky that he was legally carrying a concealed firearm, the tone of the situation shifted dramatically. The officer called for backup and they both approached the driver's window -- one of them with his gun drawn. Schnacky ordered Gonzalez to put his hands on the steering...
  • Police confirm 'hoverboards' are illegal in New York City

    11/19/2015 2:59:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | 11/18/15 | Rob Nelson
    NEW YORK (WABC) - It's one of the hottest toys out there, and you can expect "hoverboards" to be filling Santa's sleigh this Christmas. But there is concern over the legality of the self-balancing scooters in New York City. And it turns out that when you're riding one of these "hoverboards," you need to be on the lookout of course for traffic and bumps in the road, but also for police. People walking the city streets have probably bumped into or passed by someone trying to maneuver themselves on the handlebar-less motorized devices, and the Department of Transportation is cracking...
  • Law Enforcement Loves Legal Larceny

    11/18/2015 12:34:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    During a talk radio debate last week, Tulsa's district attorney, Steve Kunzweiler, warned that civil forfeiture reform would invite "some of the most violent people in the history of this planet" to set up shop in Oklahoma, making decapitated bodies "hung from bridges" a familiar sight in the Sooner State. Last month, Steve Jones, an assistant district attorney, told Tennessee legislators "criminals will thank you" for making it harder to confiscate people's property. These are the noises that cops and prosecutors make when people talk about restricting their license to steal. A new report from the Institute for Justice, which...
  • DC resident says police unhelpful after home burglarized 11 times

    11/18/2015 1:23:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: Marina Marraco
    <p>WASHINGTON - A Southeast D.C. man is pleading for help after he says D.C. police have ignored eleven different burglaries at his home.</p> <p>He has given the police surveillance video from his home, and yet, no arrests have been made.</p>
  • Sen. Cruz: Every One of Us Should Stand with Law Enforcement (Video & Transcript)

    11/17/2015 8:21:34 PM PST · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | November 17, 2015
    Chairs hearing focusing on how the federal government undermines state and local law enforcement Sen. Cruz Opening Statement - How the Fed Govt Undermines State & Local Law Enforcement (video) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chaired a hearing of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts titled “The War on Police: How the Federal Government Undermines State and Local Law Enforcement.” This hearing, consisting of two panels, highlighted the challenges facing police officers and how the federal government can impact law enforcement nationwide.“The men and women of law enforcement risk their life...
  • Chilling new face of police in Britain: New counter terrorism 'robocops'

    11/17/2015 7:33:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/15 | Chris Greenwood
    Armed to the teeth and sporting military fatigues, the officers are part of a counter-terrorism unit Elite Scotland Yard squad arrived in huge armoured vehicles to throw a ring of steel around Wembley Stadium The marksmen were also toting their new lightweight, semi-automatic SIG 516 rifle for the friendly match They came out of the shadows in the wake of the massacre of 129 people in Paris on Friday Heightened terror threat was confirmed when Germany v Holland was called off due to a 'concrete' bomb threat She is the new face of British policing. Armed to the teeth and...
  • Jamar Clark shooting: Protest blocks interstate

    11/17/2015 1:47:38 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 20 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | Nov 17 2015 | Doug Criss
    Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a Minneapolis interstate Monday evening, a day after the police shooting of Jamar Clark, who later died. About 200 to 300 people took part in the protest, which closed traffic on Interstate 94 for about three hours Monday night, said Lt. Tiffani Schweigart, spokeswoman for the Minnesota State Police. Fifty-one people were arrested. Earlier Monday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges asked the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office to open a civil rights investigation into the shooting.
  • Police Dept Nixes Fitness Tests [semi-satire]

    11/17/2015 9:45:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Yielding to a protest by 12 obese female officers, the Colorado Springs Police Department has agreed to discontinue the required annual fitness tests it had been mandating for all personnel. Chief of Police Peter Carey defended the move as "prudent. Granted, an over-weight, out-of-shape officer might have a hard time chasing down and subduing a suspect, but realistically, that activity consumes a relatively minor share of each officer's duties. A law enforcement officer typically spends far more time filling out paperwork,than he or she does apprehending criminals." "If we tried to fight this thing we'd be tied up in court...
  • German police arrest five people in operation linked to Paris attack

    11/17/2015 7:29:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 41 replies
    Police in the western German city of Aachen arrested five people, at least three of them foreign citizens, on Tuesday in an operation linked to the militant attacks last Friday in Paris that killed 129 people. A special police response unit overpowered two women and one man outside a job centre in Alsdorf, a small town near Aachen close to Germany's border with Belgium and the Netherlands. "After the terror attacks last Friday in Paris and the search for the perpetrators and the people pulling the strings, police in Aachen got a lead to suspicious individuals in Alsdorf," a police...
  • Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014

    11/17/2015 7:22:35 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    Martin Armstrong Blog ^ | 11-17-15 | Martin Armstrong
    Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billionin asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009and was six times greater than the total for 1989. Then by 2014, that number had ballooned to roughly $4.5 billion for the year, making this 35% of the entire number of assets collected from 1989 to 2010 in a single year. According to the FBI, the total amount of goods stolen by criminals in 2014burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.9 billion in property losses....
  • Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks

    11/17/2015 5:44:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Daily ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    Nov. 16, 2015 | 06:12 PM Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks Agence France Presse OSLO: Norway's police, who were to stop wearing their service weapons this week, will remain armed until December 1 because of the Paris attacks, Norwegian authorities said Monday. The country's 6,000 uniformed officers have been exceptionally authorized to wear their firearms on their belts since November 2014 due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks. In ordinary circumstances, police keep their firearms locked in their patrol cars. Last week, just hours before the Paris attacks, Norway's police chief had announced they would be...
  • Police Body Cameras Shipped With Pre-Installed Conficker Virus

    11/15/2015 6:26:20 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 11/14/15
    US-based iPower Technologies has discovered that body cameras sold by Martel Electronics come pre-infected with the Conficker worm (Win32/Conficker.B!inf).The specific line of body cameras iPower tested, is the same one sold to police forces around the US, used by street patrol officers and SWAT team members in their operations.The model, Frontline Body Camera, is attached to an officer's chest and works by recording his activities on video, his location using a GPS tracker, and taking regular snapshots as images.The camera records data on an internal drive, from where the officer or his supervisors can download it onto a computer via...
  • 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...
  • Shocker: Mass Police Misconduct Is A Myth

    11/13/2015 6:10:42 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Cleveland has a huge reduction in complaints about police misconduct. The reason? Accusers now know that police officers are wearing body cameras. "Larry Jones, who is overseeing the body camera implementation for the city, told members of City Council’s Safety Committee that between January and September 30, the department’s Office of Professional Standards received 225 complaints against officers – down from 374 during the same period last year." The cameras have been fully deployed to front-line officers in all the five districts since September. Since then there have been much fewer complaints about police misconduct. The main reason? Suspects are...
  • They really DO think they've got money to burn! Rioters firebomb Greece's central bank

    11/12/2015 12:45:54 PM PST · by familyop · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 November 2015 | Jay Akbar
    Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at riot police and Greek's central bank building after a demonstration against austerity cuts turned violent today...Almost 25,000 people marched through the streets, as part of a 24 hour strike that has brought the capital to a standstill, to protest a new round of tax hikes and spending cuts. Flights were grounded, ships were docked, offices were empty and hospitals left with skeleton staff in the first major walkout in a year...Tsipras' left wing Syriza party, which leads the coalition government, has backed the strike but one protesting teacher said they have 'deprived every Greek of...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • 'Betrayed': Some who donated to now-disgraced Illinois cop's family want their money back

    11/12/2015 8:29:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Published November 12, 2015 | By Matt Finn
    Some of the people and organizations who donated money to the family of a now-disgraced Illinois police officer want their cash back after investigators revealed last week that the cop embezzled thousands of dollars from his department before staging his suicide to look like a murder. “I think that our community feels duped and betrayed,” said Ashley Lambert, who organized a charity event in honor of the officer. A tally of the more-publicized fundraisers held for the family of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz indicates a minimum of $201,000 was raised. The official Joe Gliniewicz Memorial Fund was set up at the...
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • Lexington Police Chief slurs VMI Cadets calling them "trained killers"

    Police Chief raises concern about VMI, W&L relations Al Thomas speaks to W&L students about staying safe when interacting with cadets on the weekends Jordan Cohen November 9, 2015 Filed under News, Showcase Cam Tyler, ‘17, was throwing a birthday party for her housemate in their home on North Randolph Street when some unexpected visitors arrived. “Two VMI guys walked up our front steps, and I can’t even remember if they knocked on our door or if they just came right in,” Tyler said. “But their explanation of why they needed to come in was a party that they were...
  • Police officer shot in northwest Baltimore

    11/11/2015 5:37:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 11/11/15 | WBALTV
    Reports of the shooting came in around 7:50 p.m. Officers were called to the 3700 block of Oakmount Avenue. The officer who was shot was taken to Shock Trauma. Their condition was not immediately reported. This is a developing story. Refresh and our app, and watch 11 News for late-breaking updates.
  • VIDEO: Milwaukee police fold American flag burned by protesters

    11/11/2015 6:14:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    Milwaukee police officers are respectful of the American flag because of the liberty it represents. Black Lives Matter protesters just want the freedom, and could care less about the flag — or the country that affords it.
  • Father had hands up when police opened fire, killing 6-year-old Marksville boy, lawyer says

    11/09/2015 12:42:50 PM PST · by abb · 89 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 9, 2015 | Staff
    MARKSVILLE — Police body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy had his hands up and posed no threat as police opened fire, severely wounding the motorist and killing the boy, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was not a threatening situation for the police," said Mark Jeansonne, the attorney for Chris Few, who remained hospitalized, missing the family's funeral for 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis. Jeansonne spoke with The Associated Press after a closed hearing for the two marshals. He said the judge ordered both held on $1 million bond. Derrick Stafford, 32, of Mansura and Derrick Greenhouse...
  • Man, 20, shot while attempting to rob three detectives at gunpoint in Brooklyn: cops

    A 20-year-old man was shot Sunday when he tried to rob three detectives in Brooklyn with a BB gun, cops said. The man brandished the black weapon and tried to stick up the detectives around 7 p.m. as they investigated a Craigslist rental scam in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police. The suspect quickly realized his mistake when one of the detectives identified himself and opened fire along Monroe St. between Bedford and Franklin Aves.
  • The "math" from Black Lives Matter sounds like it came from Common Core

    11/08/2015 3:03:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Apparently the Democrats including both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have cast their lot with the Black Lives Matter movement for next year, no doubt hoping to hang on to the full share of the black vote which Barack Obama drove to the polls in the last two cycles. If that's how they’re going to play it, then it’s time to prepare for the inevitable media assault and ensure that some measure of truth leaks out during the process. One good place to start would be the grade school level math required to analyze the most common claims being tossed...
  • Rancher’s wife: ‘I saw them murder my husband’

    11/08/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | October 8th, 2015 | By Cynthia Sewell
    BOISE, Idaho The family of an Adams County rancher involved in an encounter with two sheriff’s deputies says the deputies killed him in a “completely unjustified” shooting. Survivors of Jack Yantis, the 62-year-old who died a week ago in the darkness on U.S. 95 north of Council, say they will pursue claims against Adams County for Yantis’ death. Donna Yantis spent her 63rd birthday Thursday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she has been recovering from a heart attack she suffered after her husband was killed. Family members have shared with the Statesman their account of what...
  • How to steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

    11/07/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 53 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10-27-15 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Full title: How to steal $75,000 from the poor in one Day's work - traffic court is a tax collection scheme masked as justice The new liberality concerning marijuana possession in the United States is long overdue, but let’s not exaggerate how much progress we’ve made. Users might not be ending up in jail as frequently as they did 10 years ago. But cops, judges, and courts still exercise arbitrary power to ruin people’s lives, and they continue to do so at astonishing rates, all over the country. I recently saw this firsthand. I sat in a municipal traffic court...
  • Police officer who sued to keep vanity license plate that read 'OINK' loses his case in Indiana

    11/07/2015 3:46:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/06/15
    Police officer who sued to keep vanity license plate that read 'OINK' loses his case in Indiana Supreme Court as it rules the placards are 'government speech' Indiana's highest court ruled Friday that state officials had the right to deny a police officer an 'offensive' vanity license plate that said 'OINK.' The unanimous Indiana Supreme Court decision found that messages on state-issued license plates amount to government speech, not constitutionally protected personal speech. It cited a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that found Texas hadn't violated free speech rights by refusing to issue specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle...
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • 2 officers arrested in fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy in Marksville

    11/06/2015 10:05:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Louisiana State Police have arrested two police officers who are accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy and wounding his father in Marksville, Louisiana. Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, 32, were arrested by the Louisiana State Police. Both were booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. "We took some of the body cam footage. I'm not gonna talk about it, but I'm gonna tell you this. It is the most disturbing thing I've seen and I will leave it at that," said Col. Mike Edmonson at a news conference State Police held Friday night.
  • Authorities Say Police Officer Shot in Central Kentucky Dies

    11/06/2015 6:59:54 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/6/15
    A central Kentucky police officer died early Friday, two days after he was ambushed and shot in the head while searching an apartment for a robbery suspect, authorities said.
  • Exaggerating and Distorting the News ‘While Black’

    11/06/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/6/15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    If you wonder about the bias and lack of objectivity and accuracy of reporters in the mainstream media, look no farther than what they are learning at schools like the University of North Texas, where Dorothy Bland is the dean of the school of journalism. Bland recently wrote an article in the Dallas Morning News about her supposed harassment by police officers for "walking while black" that doesn't bear even a passing resemblance to what really happened. Of course, we would not know this based on her allegations of racist treatment. But fortunately for us and the Corinth, Texas, Police...
  • Largest Police Union Cautions Quentin Tarantino: We've Got a Surprise Coming for You

    11/06/2015 10:02:42 AM PST · by familyop · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/5/2015 | Ryan Parker, Pamela McClintock
    Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, would not go into any detail about what is being cooked up for the Hollywood director, but he did tell THR: "We'll be opportunistic."...The FOP, based in Washington, D.C., consists of more than 330,000 full-time, sworn officers. According to Pasco, the surprise in question is already "in the works," and will be in addition to the standing boycott of Tarantino's films, including his upcoming movie The Hateful Eight. "Something is in the works, but the element of surprise is the most important element," says Pasco. "Something could happen anytime between...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She'd Beef Up Federal Oversight Of Police

    11/06/2015 10:00:13 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    WASHINGTON -- Expanding the federal government's abilities to investigate police departments across the country would be a key part of Hillary Clinton's approach to criminal justice reform if she were president, an aide told The Huffington Post on Friday. Clinton's plan would include doubling funding for the Justice Department's collaborative reform program that works with police departments to implement change, expanding the Civil Rights Division unit that investigates law enforcement agencies, and adding funds for training for officers on the federal, state and local level. Clinton supports giving subpoena power to Justice Department lawyers investigating law enforcement agencies that may...
  • Quentin Tarantino: boycotting my movie over my stupid comments violates my 1st Amendment rights

    11/06/2015 8:09:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 63 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Robert Laurie
    A boycott of your latest opus is a way for the people you've offended to make their speech heard As you’re probably aware, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino attended an October 24 rally against police brutality. There, he declared “I’m a human being with a conscience. And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.” After his comments ignited a firestorm of controversy, Tarantino indicated that he was only speaking about specific cases, saying: “in those cases in particular that we’re talking about, I...
  • Quentin Tarantino, the Most Overrated Director in Hollywood

    11/06/2015 7:18:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/06/2015 | David French
    Quentin Tarantino is getting exactly what he wants. Over the last two weeks, he's made much-needed headlines for saying Hollywood-leftist things at a Black Lives Matter rally in New York City — conveniently inserting himself into the news before the release of his latest inevitably-terrible move, The Hateful Eight. Police groups are boycotting, and each new round of boycott and response is generating yet another day's worth of headlines, with each story conveniently mentioning his new movie. Congratulations, Quentin, you're an excellent troll. Your movies, however, are terrible. And I don't mean "morally reprehensible" or "too violent." I mean...
  • Trooper cares for kids after parents die in Halloween car crash

    11/05/2015 6:33:11 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2015 | Frank Somerville
    "They kept saying 'My parents will be here soon, they went to the store to get more candy and face makeup; they'll be right back.'" Unfortunately Georgia Trooper Nathan Bradley knew different. Unfortunately the parents of the four youngest kids in this picture had been killed when they lost control of their car and hit a tree. It happened on Halloween night. But as sad as this story is, it's also touching to learn how Trooper Bradley went way above and beyond to help the kids.
  • Pennsylvania officer acquitted in shooting of suspect lying in snow

    11/05/2015 6:21:24 PM PST · by Wolfie · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 5, 2015
    Pennsylvania officer acquitted in shooting of suspect lying in snow HARRISBURG, Pa.- A Pennsylvania jury on Thursday acquitted a police officer of all charges in the fatal shooting of a suspect as he lay in the snow, knocked to the ground by her stun gun. After deliberating for close to 11 hours, the jury acquitted Officer Lisa Mearkle, a veteran of the Hummelstown police department, of third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the death of David Kassick, 59, of Hummelstown. A centerpiece of the case against Mearkle, 37, was a videotape recorded by the Taser she used to...
  • More Than Half of Police Killed in Venezuelan Capital Targeted for Guns (Coming Soon)

    11/05/2015 1:17:13 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Frances Martel
    The banning of private gun ownership in Venezuela has made firearms such a valuable commodity that 57% of police killed in the nation’s capital this year were targeted for their weapons, according to Venezuela’s largest newspaper. El Universal reports that 57% of police killed in Gran Caracas–the greater Caracas metro area–were robbed for their guns, according to official national security statistics “obtained extra-officially.” These include both common police and the members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, which operate on a federal level. Of the 47 police killings on the record in 2015, 27 occurred as part of a gun...
  • Tarantino: Police Brutality Is ‘Ultimately’ ‘A Problem of White Supremacy’

    11/04/2015 10:14:33 PM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 Nov 20150
    Quentin Tarantino defended comments that have triggered boycotts from police unions, and argued police brutality “ultimately what I feel is a problem of white supremacy in this country” on Wednesday’s “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC. Tarantino explained his statement that triggered the boycott by saying, “Well, we were at a rally that was dealing with unarmed people, mostly black and brown, who have been shot and killed, or beaten, or strangled by the police, and I was obviously referring to the people in those type of situations. I was referring to Eric Garner. I was referring to Sam...
  • Texas “walking while black” professor has racial profiling story implode

    11/04/2015 2:50:46 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11-4-15 | Jazz Shaw
    (Snip) Lights! Sirens! Demands for ID without even giving a reason! Trayvon Martin! Somehow, though, Professor Bland managed to escape with her life and go on to publish her accusations. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the police had a dash cam in their car and they were on microphones for the entire encounter. As described at Fox News, the short movie which unfolds tells a rather different story. Or perhaps I should say, an entirely different story. (Snip) Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk (who is also black) referred to Bland as someone looking for her Skip Gates moment....
  • Obama unveils anti-crime plan: Cops drive ice cream trucks in black neighborhoods

    11/04/2015 11:05:06 AM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    AIM ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    During his syndicated talk show aired on Friday, Cable Radio Network's popular conservative radio host Chuck Wilder informed the Conservative Base's editor that President Barack Obama released his new strategy to thwart the nation's rising number of violent crimes: Have police officers drive ice cream trucks in high-crime, minority neighborhoods and offer street thugs free ice cream cones. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke to members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) - an organization that represents police commanding officers from numerous nations - during a conference in Chicago and advised the audience that law enforcement should...