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  • Luggage Helped Save Children When Deputy Slammed Into Van: Father

    07/01/2015 8:32:29 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 10 replies
    San Diego News 7 ^ | June 29, 2015 | Wendy Fry and Andie Adams
    A father said strategically placed luggage may have helped save his children when a deputy rammed into the family's van, sending himself and two others to the hospital for minor injuries. At about 2 a.m. Sunday, the Auten family pulled off the West San Marcos Boulevard exit from State Route 78, returning from a trip to Wyoming. Snip “We had a couple police vehicles pass us at a high rate of speed and then into the intersection,” said father Floyd Auten. “And I don't know if it was the third or fourth patrol vehicle that hit us, but we didn't...
  • Baltimore Police Union Forces City Leadership To Admit They Gave “Stand Down Orders” (shortened)

    06/30/2015 10:02:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 67 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Sundance
    The Baltimore Police Union is demanding public records of radio transmissions and email notifications to prove the leadership in the Baltimore Police Department, specifically Police Chief Batts, told officers NOT to stop the riots and looting. Facing the probability the police union is going to succeed in their endeavor to put sunlight upon the truth the Mayor, Police Chief Batts and his leadership team are now having to admit they did tell the officers to ‘stand down’. You can listen to some of the audio transmission here. ...and questions have been raised about why Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Chief Batts would...
  • LA weighs rules to lock up handguns, police union wants exemptions

    06/29/2015 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 36 replies
    Fox News (Politics) ^ | June 29, 2015 | Fox News Staff
    Los Angeles city council members are debating controversial new gun law changes aimed at locking up handguns when they're not in use. According to the Los Angeles Times, the proposal would require city residents to either lock up handguns not being used or apply trigger locks to them. The proposal was authored by Councilman Paul Krekorian and is meant to protect children from gun accidents. But the plan has faced resistance from the local police officers union – the Los Angeles Police Protective League. The proposed rules exempted active duty and reserve officers, but the union wants retired officers and...
  • Evidence in Freddie Gray case is vast and varied

    06/29/2015 3:20:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    Prosecutors turned over vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, court documents show — including some 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, CCTV videos and statements by more than a dozen civilians. The officers' attorneys will now have the job of wading through the evidence — which prosecutors estimated amounts to 52 gigabytes of digitial files — searching for details that could help clear their clients or damning information to be blunted.
  • As homicides rise, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn awaits his professional fate

    06/29/2015 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Wisconsin ^ | june 26, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MILWAUKEE, WI — Amid alarming homicide statistics and dwindling officer morale, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn could soon be getting a contract extension. While there were rumors circulating Thursday that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission had all but decided a two-year contract extension for Flynn, a commission official said that’s not the case. Contract matters must be discussed and voted on in public. The commission could do just that at its next regularly scheduled meeting July 2. An agenda is slated for release early next week. Flynn’s contract is up in January. [CHIEF CONCERNS: Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn...
  • Baltimore Is Hosting America's Largest Police Expo This Week (shortened)

    06/29/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Eric Markowitz
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- If you've ever wondered where police get their military-style tanks or grenade launchers -- or even those fancy new hi-tech body cameras -- there's a good chance your local sheriff was pitched by a company here at the annual National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference, the country's largest trade show for cops, which kicked off Sunday evening in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendees include sheriffs and their staff, as well as jail adminstrators, members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals office, the DEA, police chiefs and U.S border control and customs agents.
  • (NY City) Cops livid over proposed ‘police reform’ measures

    06/29/2015 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    Rank-and-file cops are fuming over several “police reform” measures City Council members plan to review this week, including bills that would force cops to get suspects’ consent for searches, imprison police for using chokeholds, and require cops to give out the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s phone number. “These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement Sunday.
  • SOUTH STOCKTON Police come under heavy fire in ambush

    06/28/2015 5:47:42 PM PDT · by Hugin · 26 replies ^ | Jun. 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | Jason Anderson
    STOCKTON — Several bullets struck an unmarked police car Friday night when officers came under heavy gunfire while patrolling a south Stockton neighborhood, authorities said. The gunshots sparked an intense manhunt that resulted in the arrest of one man and three teens, police said. According to authorities, 22-year-old Lawaun Marshaun McDonald, two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.
  • Ramsey Co. K-9 Handler Charged with Abusing his Dog Partner

    06/28/2015 2:10:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-26-15 | Dave Aeikens and Eric Chaloux
    A Ramsey County deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with hitting his canine partner, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office said. The charges are from an incident that happened early June 15 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry is charged with assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty, both misdemeanors. Berry has been a Ramsey County deputy since 1996. Black Bear security told deputies they had been called into the Cobalt Lounge to ask a man to leave. Security followed him with video and saw him return to...
  • FBI warns of July 4 attack

    06/26/2015 10:52:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies ^ | June 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    Federal authorities are warning of the potential for terror attacks targeting law enforcement and the military across the nation this Fourth of July, an official said, issuing a bulletin to agencies nationwide just days before thousands of Boston-area residents will gather for the city’s annual Independence Day festivities.
  • Florida City Council Considers Bill That Would Tell Residents How to Park in Their Own Driveways

    06/26/2015 8:46:48 PM PDT · by Cowman · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun. 26, 2015 1:55pm | Jon Street
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, is considering a bill that would make it a violation of city code for residents to back their vehicles into their driveways if their license plates cannot be seen from the street. According to the text of the bill, the new proposed ordinance would prohibit the “improper storage of vehicles” to reduce the “visual blight” of neighborhoods. It is also aimed to regulate “potentially hazardous conditions” on private property. Supporters say the ordinance is needed in order for officers to issue citations for abandoned vehicles, the Florida Times-Union reported. Currently, if a vehicle doesn’t...
  • WDCX radio launches ‘Props to Cops’ campaign

    06/26/2015 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Police not only have to contend with being shot at, attacked by bad guys attempting to get away but risk being killed simply because they are cops. When they defend themselves, they risk criminal charges, dismissals and condemnation WDCX is a Christian radio station, part of the Crawford Broadcasting Company. The station broadcasts on FM 99.5 and AM 970 in Buffalo, New York as well as on AM 990 in Rochester. The station covers much of Western New York as well as parts of Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario including the Greater Toronto Area. During the month of July, WDCX and...
  • Officer Fired After Posting Photo Of Himself In Confederate Flag Boxer Shorts On Facebook

    06/26/2015 6:22:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | 06-26-2015 | Staff
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS Atlanta)– A North Charleston police officer was fired from his position after posting a photo on Facebook featuring the Confederate flag. WCIV reports the post, which featured the officer wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts, went viral Thursday after it was posted a few days earlier. The police chief terminated Sgt. Shannon Dildine’s position, saying the photo questioned his ability to improve trust and instill confidence between citizens and officers. “Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that...
  • Unarmed black man fatally shot by Baltimore police after domestic disturbance

    06/26/2015 6:02:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | June 26, 2015 | AP
    An unarmed black man was fatally shot on Thursday by officers in suburban Baltimore who thought he had a weapon when they were called to a home from which he was barred by protective order, the police chief said. The death follows that of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, who died in April from an injury suffered in the custody of Baltimore city police, which prompted protests and rioting. And it comes amid a national debate over the treatment of African-Americans at the hands of police, after high-profile deaths of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.
  • Handcuffed Suspect Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges Escapes Police Custody in Harlem: NYPD

    06/25/2015 3:20:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    4NewYork ^ | June 25, 2015
    A handcuffed man arrested on attempted murder charges attacked an officer guarding him and escaped police custody in Manhattan Tuesday night, according to the NYPD. The man, identified as 23-year-old Tarek Arnold, got away around 7:30 p.m. at 134th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem and remains on the lam, police said Police said Arnold was being taken to Manhattan central booking, with his hands cuffed behind his back, when he pushed the officer guarding to the ground and took off. Surveillance video shows him running down the street in a white T-shirt and pants as two law enforcement...
  • Birmingham teen tells it straight to U.S. Attorney General: 'We're taught young to hate the police'

    06/24/2015 8:24:54 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 6 replies
    Photo:Joe Songer/ When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with a group of Birmingham youth during her visit to Alabama today and asked them why it's difficult for the general public to empathize with police officers, 16-year-old Ramsay High School student Taylor Sellers gave it to her straight. "It starts in your household. When you come up, you automatically hate the police, I'm just going to tell you like it is,'' Sellers said. "Most likely somebody in your family went to jail, so they're like, "Man he went to jail for no reason,' so you already have this mindset that...
  • Law Professor: Freddie Gray Autopsy Is ‘Very, Very Helpful To The Defense’

    06/24/2015 1:29:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The autopsy conducted on Freddie Gray helps the case of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the 25-year-old’s death, a law professor tells The Daily Caller. John Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University, also says that the autopsy, a review of which was published Tuesday by The Baltimore Sun, indicates that Baltimore city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby “downplayed” the medical examiner’s findings when she publicly announced charges against the officers on May 1. “I think this autopsy report is very, very helpful to the defense in many ways,” Banzhaf told The Daily Caller in a phone interview....
  • Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney Will Be Featured In Vogue

    06/24/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS Local - Baltimore ^ | June 24, 2015 | by Mary Bubala
    The Baltimore City State’s Attorney is splashed across the pages of a major fashion magazine. Marilyn Mosby, who’s prosecuting the six indicted officers in the Freddie Gray case, appears in the July issue of Vogue. Mary Bubala reports her picture was taken by the most famous photographer in the world. Mosby talked with Vogue just 11 days after announcing charges against the six officers in the Freddie Gray arrest. A reporter describes their meeting: “Dressed in a simple pantsuit, sleeveless blouse and not a trace of makeup, Mosby is warm and willing to accept hugs from fellow diners who thank...
  • Richmond Police Officer Shoots K-9 After Dog Bites Him: Police

    06/23/2015 10:27:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A Richmond police officer shot one of the department's K-9 officers on Tuesday morning after the dog bit him, authorities said. Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said the act was in self-defense. She said the dog, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit the officer just before 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Richmond Police Department. The K-9’s handler left his car with the dog still in it to go inside the station for a meeting, police said. The dog somehow got out of the car and bit another police officer in civilian clothes. The officer who was attacked, a four-year veteran...
  • Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

    06/23/2015 5:14:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/23/15 | Justin George
    Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission." Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into...
  • 20-year-old suspect killed during Route 51 shootout with Pittsburgh police

    06/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 | Liz Navratil
    Tyrone Harris’ life ended Monday morning on a crowded Bon Air road, moments after he aimed a rifle out the window of a stolen car and fired at officers, police and witnesses said. Five officers returned fire, striking Harris and killing him. It marked the end of a chaotic 30-minute period in which officers said Harris, 20, began opening fire about two blocks away from his previous home in Knoxville, stole a car from a man on Rochelle Street, and fired at a sheriff’s sergeant, prompting a chase through busy city streets. Anthony Miess, 33, of McKees Rocks watched from...
  • ACT OF KINDNESS: Philadelphia Police Officer Lends a Helping Hand [VIDEO]

    06/21/2015 3:34:11 PM PDT · by · 5 replies ^ | June 19, 2015 | Bernice Daniels recorded
    A Philly police officer was captured on camera helping two girls struggling to transport their laundry down a city street Wednesday. PHILADELPHIA - A small act of kindness can go a long way. A video of a Philadelphia police officer lending a helping hand is sweeping the internet and it caught one woman's attention. Bernice Daniels was driving to her sister's house in North Philadelphia on Sunday when she saw a police officer do something she considers pretty special. "It made me sit here and actually cry," Bernice told FOX 29. She was coming down 21st Street when she saw...
  • New Orleans police capture suspect in fatal shooting of officer in police car

    06/21/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    NY Daily Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Joel Landeau
    The man accused of shooting a New Orleans police officer to death inside a police car was nabbed Sunday after he was spotted jumping onto a public bus wearing handcuffs. Police searched for Travis Boys, 33, for 24 hours after he slipped into the front seat of the cruiser while handcuffed and fatally shot Daryle Holloway, 45, authorities said. A police rookie and his trainer saw Boys getting on the bus with broken handcuffs on his wrist. "To my understanding, he got on the bus after spotting the officers. And the officers saw that and then he got off the...
  • Two cities two different responses(vanity)

    06/21/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    I posted an article yesterday and I was surprised how the police chief was praised here for what he said. So I looked up New York City and their police chief and mayor's response compared to New Orleans.New York Mayor:"When a police officer is murdered, it tears at the foundation of our society," the mayor said. "It is an attack on the very concept of decency.""It is an attack on all of us," he said. "It is an attack on everything we hold dear."New Orleans Mayor:"This despicable, cowardly act represents the lowest of the low," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch...
  • Exorbitant traffic fees stripped too many drivers of licenses

    06/21/2015 8:31:27 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 19, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Everyone has a story: The time an unlicensed driver rear-ended me. The time an unlicensed driver ran a red light and killed a co-worker’s dog as her husband was walking the dog in a crosswalk. It seems as if there are so many unlicensed drivers in California that authorities are not capable of deterring the unlicensed from getting behind the wheel.
  • Are Baltimore Police Engaged in a Low-Profile Work Slowdown to Protest Oversight?

    06/20/2015 8:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 20, 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Freddie Gray died in the custody of Baltimore police in April. Six officers have been charged in the death, which is said to have occurred due to spinal injuries he suffered while being thrown about the back of a police van during a rough ride to the station. But now Baltimore police are playing the victim card. They’ve engaged in a work slowdown that has resulted in a 43% decline in arrests citywide from April to May, and as high as 90% in some neighborhoods, according to Doug Donovan and Colin Campbell of The Baltimore Sun. Some say it’s because...
  • Man seriously wounded, 2 officers injured in police shooting

    06/20/2015 6:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man armed with a knife was shot and seriously wounded by two police officers after he lunged at one of the officers. The two officers also suffered undisclosed injuries in the confrontation, which occurred Saturday morning in Orange....
  • Family of Criminal, Cop Killer Trepierre Hummons Disrupts Prayer Vigil for Dead Police Officer

    06/20/2015 11:42:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday mornign Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim was killed in a shootout. Kim was an immigrant to the United States from South Korea. Kim was a husband and the father of three, a martial arts instructor. ( It was the first time a Cincinnati officer was killed in the line of duty since 2000. Suspect Trepierre Hummons was also killed in the shootout with police. He wrote a good-bye message online before the shooting. The family was SHOCKED that their rapper son was killed by police. Trepierre had a police record that included, armed robbery, burglary and sexual assault....
  • BREAKING: NOLA Police Officer SHOT DEAD By Criminal During Transport

    06/20/2015 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A 22-year veteran of the NOPD was shot and killed after a suspect he was transporting was able to get out of his handcuffs and get a hold of a gun. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Elysian Fields and North Claiborne. After the shooting, the car crashed. Officer Daryle Holloway, 46, was rushed to the hospital where he died. A manhunt is on for the suspect, 33-year-old Travis Bois, who is now wanted for murder. ​”That prisoner was able to get his hands out of the handcuffs and was able to get a firearm and...
  • Gallup Poll: Confidence in Police Rates Twice That of Mainstream Media

    06/20/2015 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    A new Gallup survey has revealed that Americans have approximately twice as much confidence in law enforcement personnel—52 percent—as they do in newspapers—24 percent—and television news—21 percent. The telephone poll was conducted June 2-7 and included Gallup’s newest survey on confidence in U.S. institutions, which it has updated every year since 1993. According to an article by Jeffrey M. Jones, “Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one. Only the military (72 percent) and small business (67 percent)—the highest-rated institutions in this year’s poll—are currently rated higher than their historical norms.” …
  • Police union leader: Activists ‘liars’ and ‘race-baiters’ (Louisville KY)

    06/19/2015 5:31:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 7:35 PM EDT
    The president of the Louisville police union caused a backlash when he issued an open letter calling unspecified activists “sensationalists, liars and race-baiters.” Dave Mutchler is the president of the River City Fraternal Order of Police and a sergeant in the Louisville Metro Police Department. He distributed the two-page letter six days after a police officer shot and killed 35-year-old Deng Manyuon, a Sudanese refugee who attacked him with a flagpole. …
  • Cincinnati Police Officer Shot and Killed This Morning

    06/19/2015 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 23 replies
    Cincinnati's WLWT ^ | June 19, 2015 | WLWT
    Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim killed in Madisonville shooting Suspect also dead, chief says. An officer who was wounded in a shootout in Madisonville on Friday morning has died. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said Officer Sonny Kim, a 27-year veteran, died at UC Medical Center. CPD lost one of our best today," Blackwell said. The shooting happened near the intersection of Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue just after 9 a.m. Blackwell said officers had responded to a report of a man with a gun acting erratically. At some point after officers arrived, gunfire broke out, Blackwell said. Kim and the suspect...
  • Ex-NAACP leader Dolezal booted from police board (in unanimous vote)

    06/19/2015 10:04:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who garnered significant media attention after revelations that she had misrepresented her racial heritage, has been voted off a Washington city police oversight commission. The Spokane City Council held a unanimous vote to remove Dolezal from a spot on the city’s police oversight board on Thursday, according to KREM-TV in Spokane.
  • Wanted man: Police job offers pour in for NJ man pardoned by Gov. Christie

    06/15/2015 7:36:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 15, 2015 | Cristina Corbin
    His dreams of becoming a police officer were dashed when an arrest two years ago for carrying a legally-owned firearm made him a convicted felon, but now that he's been pardoned, Steffon Josey-Davis is fielding job offers from around the country. Just one week after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pardoned him of all criminal charges, the 24-year-old told he's received encouraging emails and even job offers from police departments as far away as Colorado. Many became aware of Josey-Davis' plight after several stories by described how an honest mistake with a legally owned gun nearly made...
  • Man dies after officer-involved shooting on Maui

    06/15/2015 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now KGMB and KHNL ^ | June 13, 2015 Updated: June 14, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    Wailuku, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Wailuku Saturday afternoon. Police say a traffic stop was conducted by a patrol officer on an SUV along Lower Main St. and Hookahi St. at approximately 4:30 p.m. One witness who lives near the incident said he saw everything. "They got pulled over by two cops, and one of the guys walked away from his car…and then the cops started telling him to stop, and then he pulled out a gun and he shot at them," said Alfred Ayers. The investigation revealed that the passenger got out...
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Drunk Man Attacking Him with Flag Pole (VIDEO)

    06/15/2015 9:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies ^ | 6-15-2015 | Gateway Guest Blogger
    A Kenucky polie officer shot a drunk man dead after the man attacked the officer with a flagpole.A Kentucky police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a flagpole. The local police chief said his officer was justified in using deadly force against the attacker.NBC News reported: A police officer who killed a flagpole-wielding man in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared justified in using deadly force, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said Sunday.“The officer believed his life was being threatened,” Conrad said at a news conference, adding that the shooting — which was captured in dramatic surveillance video...
  • Blue Lives Matter

    06/15/2015 1:44:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    All lives matter. Blue lives matter. One poster reads, “Not in the news. Today, 1 million cops flawlessly protected your streets.” Flawlessly? No, perfect only happens in cop shows where they can retake bad scenes. With only 2.5 officers for every 1,000 citizens, flawless isn’t possible. Sadly, cases like Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have provided the media with a continuous stream of nightly cell phone videos of “police officers acting bad” and have given demonstrators a rallying cry for their protests. But today, crime is at historic lows and most cities are safer than they have been...
  • White or Black, Girls Go Wild Without Fathers

    06/15/2015 1:39:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    White girls like Rachel Dolezal and black girls like Dajerria Becton go wild without the presence of strong father figures. No one knows why Rachel Dolezal—a 37-year-old adult Caucasian woman—pretended to be black for the past 20 years. No one understands this woman’s full motivation for falsifying her heritage, donning wigs and feigning her adopted African American brother is her biological son. Likewise, no one knows—given conflicting eyewitness accounts—exactly what happened at the McKinney, Texas pool party on June 5 where 15-year-old black girl Dajerria Becton tussled with a white police officer. In Dolezal’s case, cynics would blame her greed...
  • Florida Highway Patrol trooper & suspect shot at Brevard County gas station

    06/14/2015 9:15:22 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 11 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | June 14, 2015
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and a suspect were shot Sunday evening in Brevard County, according to an FHP spokeswoman. Sgt. Kim Montes said a trooper and a suspect were both shot, but their conditions are not known. Firefighters responded to the shooting call shortly before 10 p.m. at a BP gas station on W. King St. A man in his mid-40s who was seriously injured by a gunshot wound and flown to Holmes Regional Medical Center, a Brevard County Fire Rescue spokesman said. W. King St. is shut down in both directions, the spokesman said.
  • Four Weeks Later: Waco Police Narrative Unravels

    06/14/2015 4:18:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 286 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | Lee Stranahan
    "Four weeks after the deadly May 17th shooting incident outside a Waco Twin Peaks restaurant, more details have come out concerning the incident, but significant questions still remain about the actions taken by law enforcement and the police’s account of what transpired. Although the national mainstream media has largely moved on from the Waco story, if critics of the police are correct, the incident represents an unprecedented civil rights violation and media cover-up campaign by the Waco authorities.... ...In a statement on Friday, the police said that of 16 officers that were in the parking lot, only three fired a...
  • CNN’s Whitfield: Attacking Dallas Police HQ ‘Very Courageous and Brave’

    06/14/2015 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/15 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield called the attack on Dallas Police Headquarters “very courageous and brave” on Saturday’s “CNN Newsroom.” Whitfield, while discussing the shooting with legal analyst Philip Holloway, said, “It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff. So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement?” Holloway’s smile visibly drooped when Whitfield praised the would-be cop killer. “Well, first off, I will say that the Dallas police department did an excellent job handling this situation, and no...
  • BREAKING OVERNIGHT – Armored Van With Gun Ports Opens Fire On Dallas Police… (Intense Video)

    06/13/2015 12:49:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 216 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-13-2015 | sundance
    Media are reporting an armored van, with what appears to be gun ports on rear, opened fire overnight in front of the Dallas Police Department.
  • Bills Aiming to Protect Property from Overzealous Forfeiture Clear First Hurdle

    06/12/2015 10:40:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    House lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a package of bills that will improve uniformity, transparency and accountability for the practice of civil asset forfeiture in Michigan and raise the burden of proof in cases from “preponderance of evidence” to “clear and convincing.” Another bill prohibits police from seizing cars in possession cases of one ounce or less of marijuana. There were eight bills in total (HB 4499, 4500,4503, 4504,4505, 4506, 4507,4508) and all except 4508, the bill protecting vehicles in marijuana possession, passed by 100 or more votes. Sponsors of reform were encouraged by the strength of passage and think that will...
  • One Bad Apple Destroys the Whole Bushel!

    06/12/2015 9:36:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Do you really believe that the destruction of our cities within the United States by protestors and looters is truly a result of police brutality or is it just a case, furthered by our so-called leaders, that one bad apple destroys the whole bushel? Eleven teachers in Atlanta have been convicted for the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history. So what does this tell us? ALL teachers are cheaters! A Northwestern University professor violated the sexual harassment code by getting a student drunk then kissing her and groping her while she blacked out. What does this tell us? ALL...
  • WAPO: American Police Could Help Themselves By Shooting Less, Talking More

    06/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On June 11 The Washington Post intimated that police in America might not face the tensions they currently face if they shot less and talked more. The Post reached this verdict via a comparison between the tactics of “lightly armed” British police and those of heavily armed Americans.
  • NAACP leader of Washington state chapter lied about being black, parents say

    06/12/2015 2:50:32 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 82 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 6/12/15 | Jason Silverstein
    NAACP leader of Washington state chapter lied about being black, parents say BY JASON SILVERSTEIN An NAACP leader and prominent civil rights activist in Washington state has been pretending to be black for years, her parents told local media Thursday. Rachel Dolezal, who heads Spokane’s NAACP chapter and teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, refused to directly answers any questions about her alleged racial ruse after it was reported. A KXLY reporter bluntly asked her, “Are you African-American?” After a stunned pause, she replied: "“I don’t understand the question."
  • WAPO: American Police Could Help Themselves by Shooting Less, Talking More

    06/11/2015 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 6-11-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 11 The Washington Post intimated that police in America might not face the tensions they currently face if they shot less and talked more. The Post reached this verdict via a comparison between the tactics of “lightly armed” British police and those of heavily armed Americans. According to WAPO, “the elite cadre of British cops who are entrusted with guns almost never use them. Police in Britain have fatally shot two people in the past three years.” They then report that shooting two people in three years is “less than the average number of people shot and killed...
  • Why are the Left Conspiring to Decimate Local & State Police Departments? Answer: Vlad Lenin 1917

    06/11/2015 4:28:32 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Self | June 11, 2015 | Self
  • Baltimore cops on soaring crime rate: The public wanted a softer police force and now they’ve

    06/11/2015 9:57:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/10/2015 | unknown
    There were 23 homicides and 39 nonfatal shootings in Baltimore in May 2014. Through 29 days of May 2015, there were 42 homicides and 104 nonfatal shootings. Gulp. Why are arrests down so sharply? Some cops may fear that criminals have turned more aggressive and confrontational after a year of high-profile allegations of police brutality, from the protests in Ferguson to the assassination of two officers in New York to the riots over Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Jack Dunphy, a cop himself, noted in a piece for PJM last month that crime rates are up in multiple major cities nationwide....
  • Liberal Hysteria? Or Liberal Hypocrisy?

    06/11/2015 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Liberals are prone to two particularly unattractive behaviors: hysteria and hypocrisy. And because these two behaviors so often go hand in hand, it is hard to tell sometimes whether liberals have succumbed to hand wringing hysteria or are engaged in cold calculating hypocrisy. And when you factor in liberals’ ignorance and susceptibility to delusion, it can be difficult to even know how self-aware they are of their own duplicity. The most recent sanctimonious bleating over a minor incident in some Texas suburb has all the elements of the same ritual we see over and over. In this case, a white...