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  • Summary Justice…..How Police Constable “Ginger” Dealt With Violent Husbands In 1920s South London….

    09/03/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by sussex · 9 replies
    The Aged ^ | 31/08/12 | The Aged P
    My dad said he was big and beefy with butcher’s hands. He could take a joke but was uncompromising if boundaries were crossed. Several times dad or one of his mates would be dragged by the ear to their home and parents informed in no uncertain terms of the appropriate transgression. No parent argued with Ginger – his word was law…Ginger WAS the law. Ginger exuded authority and never walked away from trouble. He had great physical presence but dad never recalled him actually hitting anyone…..except when some wife had been used too often as a punchbag by her beer...
  • Man complains to police of prostitute price hike

    09/01/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 1, 2012 | AP
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police in southeast Michigan say a man called to complain that a woman he had agreed to pay for sex unexpectedly increased the price. reports ( ) that police were called to an Ann Arbor home late Wednesday on a report of a robbery. Police say the 45-year-old man and a 19-year-old Ohio woman he contacted online had agreed on a price, but that the man claimed she upped the cost after taking his money.
  • Second Amendment bloggers share concerns over training police for domestic war

    08/30/2012 7:54:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 8/30/12 | David Codrea
    A training program for civilian police by the United States Marine Corps has caused concern among liberty activist/Second Amendment-supporting bloggers, resulting in a call to demand accountability from the Marines and from Congressional representatives, Western Rifle Shooters Association blog alerted its readers yesterday. Responding to a report last week by WNCT CBS 9 News in Greenville, NC, titled “Marines, civilian police officers conduct urban training exercise,” WRSA linked its readers to The Arctic Patriot blog, where “a veteran with over eight years of prior service in the US Army” expressed his concerns and asked “As a civilian rifleman, being a...
  • LAPD officers slam cuffed woman to ground

    08/30/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 28 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | August 28, 2012 | Leslie Miller
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation stemming from a use of force incident caught on tape showing a woman being slammed to the ground twice, once while in handcuffs. Michelle Jordan, 34, of Sunland was pulled over last Tuesday on Foothill Boulevard and Saluda Avenue for a cellphone violation. She drove into a Del Taco restaurant parking lot, where the incident was recorded on surveillance video.The married mother, who works as a registered nurse, got out of her car. Moments later, the video shows her being slammed to the pavement and handcuffed. The...
  • Police food donation has protesters eating their words (Tampa)

    08/30/2012 11:06:36 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 15 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/30/12 | Marissa Lang and Kim Wilmath
    It was a truce of sorts, delivered between two slices of bread. Food: from Tampa police officers to hungry protesters camping out at Romneyville, the unofficial headquarters of the many activists who gathered to protest the Republican National Convention this week. "I give them the most props of any police agency we've seen," said 28-year-old Brendan Hunt of Occupy Wall Street. The boxed lunches — sandwiches, fruit and ice cold bottled water — came after police heard that protesters were getting low on provisions. It didn't help that the big blue school bus-turned-kitchen that had been parked at Romneyville all...
  • St. Paul: Arrested man says cop kicked him as he choked on Mace (w/ video)

    08/30/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-29-12 | Mara H. Gottfried
    Warning: This video, posted on YouTube, contains graphic language. The police actions in question happen from the 1 minute mark through to 2:05. Eric Hightower was lying on the ground, coughing and choking because a St. Paul police officer had just squirted him with a chemical spray, when he said the officer suddenly kicked him. "It was like he was kicking a football or something," the 30-year-old man said Wednesday, Aug. 29, the day after his arrest, after a video of the officer's use of force was posted on YouTube. "He kicked me so hard, he knocked the wind completely...
  • Councilmen Targeted By Police Union Negotiator

    08/29/2012 1:33:12 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 7 replies
    KFI 640 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Bill Carroll
    Officials from Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fullerton and Buena Park on Tuesday accused an Upland law firm that represents police unions of employing thug-like behavior in its efforts to win favorable contracts for city police agencies. Lackie, Dammeier and McGill, which represents more than 120 police associations in California, until recently had featured on its website a manual for tough negotiating tactics that included targeting city officials until they cave in to union demands. Buena Park Councilman Fred Smith said he was targeted by a police officer after leaving a party in December 2010. Smith said he was pulled over, told...
  • P.I. denies setting up Costa Mesa councilman by making DUI call

    08/29/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 28, 2012 | Lauren Williams and Joseph Serna
    A private investigator who called police and reported that he suspected Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer of drunk driving denied allegations that he was hired to investigate the politician. Chris Lanzillo, 42, said in a statement that he was on another assignment the night he spotted Righeimer getting into his SUV outside Skosh Monahan's, a local steakhouse and pub owned by one of Righeimer's council colleagues. "If I was setting him up merely by calling 911, what was the purpose?" Lanzillo wrote Monday night. "Ultimately, an officer would have to make the call on if he violated any laws." Righeimer,...
  • Northwest activists debate Oregon open carry incident

    08/28/2012 3:17:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Open Carry activists in Washington and Oregon are currently debating a five-minute video of a police encounter in Klamath Falls involving a man carrying what appears to be an automatic weapon down the street, and a very cool-headed cop. They’re talking about it on Open in the Washington section, and on Police One, a law enforcement forum. The debate got so heated on that the moderators locked the thread. The chat is still open at SeattleGuns, and The High Road. This is the second high-profile officer-activist video encounter that has gone viral in recent memory, the other one...
  • Domestic drone justice: US court green-lights police UAV use

    08/26/2012 12:38:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    RT ^ | August 3, 2012
    A North Dakota court has approved the use of drones to help arrest citizens on US soil. UAVs have primarily been used to conduct strikes against purported militants in countries like Pakistan, but their use at home has been on the rise as of late. ­District Judge Joel Medd denied a request to dismiss charges against Rodney Brossart, who was arrested after law enforcement resorted to using a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to inspect his property, according to court documents obtained by US News. Judge Medd wrote that “there was no improper use of an unmanned aerial vehicle” and that...
  • Palm Beach Gardens buys 9-ton emergency vehicle (some interesting info about it below)

    08/24/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8-22-12 | Bill DiPaolo
    The 20-foot-long All-Hazard Special Response Vehicle, also known as the TK-4, was used by Gardens police on a trial basis for about three weeks in July. Several other South Florida communities considering buying a TK-4 also used the vehicle, said Chris Light, president of Armored Solutions Inc., the Pittsfield, Mass.-based company that manufactures the vehicles. Up to 10 people can fit inside the vehicle. That will give Gardens flexibility in using the TK-4 to handle different emergencies from SWAT team emergencies to lifting fallen trees, Light said.
  • Police fail to capture peacock

    08/22/2012 5:47:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 22, 2012
    NEW YORK, - Residents of a New York neighborhood said police have failed to capture a wandering peacock for a second consecutive day. Neighbors in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens said police were unable to capture the bird Monday and returned Tuesday for a second unsuccessful attempt, this time with the bird perched on a rooftop, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The residents said an officer attempted to shoot the bird with a tranquilizer dart from a third-floor balcony, but the police gave up when the peacock fled. "It's entertainment but it's also annoying for cops trying to...
  • Oakland police radio culprit: cell towers

    08/21/2012 11:56:16 PM PDT · by thecodont · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 10:32 a.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Oakland officials say they and federal investigators have discovered a major source of disruption to the city's police radio communications system: interference from cell phone towers. Specifically, officials said, cell phone towers operated by AT&T Wireless have been interfering with the city's public safety communications frequency and causing radio failures among police and firefighters on city streets. AT&T, notified by the city of the problem last week, is cooperating and has partially disabled 16 towers. A company spokesman said the impact on customers will be minimal, affecting only those on the company's oldest phones. The towers constantly interfered with the...

    08/19/2012 2:19:55 PM PDT · by jobim · 66 replies
    vanity | 8/19/12 | jobim (vanity)
    Here are the facts regarding friends (we'll call them the Parkers) of mine: Police came to the house at 3am, saying that someone reported they had heard a scream coming from their house. Police left upon being told that the Parkers had no knowledge of this. Then sometime not long later, the police came to the Parker home again, saying that a 911 call had been made from the Parker house, with the voice of a woman yelling, and the phone was hung up. The parents were not at home, just the teenage boy and the 20-something girl. They showed...
  • Oklahoma police captain sues department over mosque assignment

    08/19/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/16/2012 | Mike Jaccarino
    A Tulsa police officer and devout Christian is suing his department after being punished for refusing to go to a mosque for a mandatory cultural event. Police Capt. Paul Campbell Fields, a 17-year veteran, was docked two weeks' pay, transferred, reduced to the graveyard shift and made ineligible for promotions for at least a year, after he told his chief his faith made it impossible for him to attend a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" at the Islamic Cultural Society of Tulsa, according to the lawsuit. Fields, 43, is a non-denominational Christian, who quoted Scripture in legal explanation of his insubordination....
  • WATCH: Police gun down Michigan man with 46 shots in 5 seconds

    08/18/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 117 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 18, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Stunning new footage of six police officers gunning down a Michigan man in an intense, five-second burst of 46 shots was made public Friday, setting off fierce reaction from members of a community still grappling with the incident. "I'm stunned that six human beings would stand in front of one human being and fire 46 shots," victim Milton Hall’s mother, Jewel, told CNN.
  • Whistle-blower let go as reserve deputy

    08/18/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 17, 2012 | Justin Berton
    A law enforcement whistle-blower who told investigators he witnessed a Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy conduct a "dirty DUI" arrest has been relieved from duty in what he said was retaliation for breaking the police code of silence. William Howard of Danville worked as a reserve in the Sheriff's Department for 19 years until he was dismissed Tuesday without explanation and ordered to turn in his uniform and weapon. A department spokesman, Jimmy Lee, described Howard's release as an internal matter and declined to discuss it. Reserves are "at will" employees and are subject to dismissal without cause, according to...
  • When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over

    08/13/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 631 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-13-2012 | Jim Karger
    When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them OverAugust 13, 2012 By Jim Karger “When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,” is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms. And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. “You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,” which I often follow with the question, “And where will that leave you...
  • Let Sikhs wear turban, beard: New York official

    08/13/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | IANS
    New York - In the wake of the tragic Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, a senior New York City official has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg to allow Sikh police officers to serve without forsaking their turbans and beards. In a letter to the mayor, the city's chief financial officer, Comptroller John C. Liu commended Bloomberg for his words of comfort and support to the city's Sikh community. He said now was the time for the city to make a meaningful change of inclusion of Sikh members in the New York Police Department. "Shouldn't the NYPD, providing security in one of the most...
  • Police Escorts for Jewish Tourists in Europe

    08/12/2012 12:51:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Three weeks after the murderous terror attack against Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, Israeli tourists in Europe are receiving police protection. There have been reports from different sources that Bulgaria has been assigning both uniformed and undercover police to protect groups of Israeli tourists who travel in the country. In some cases, hotels that house Israelis receive a police guard. The extra protection is noticeable outside Bulgaria, too. A group of hareidim from the U.S. who are touring Europe said that in Greece, the authorities responded positively to requests from tourist companies, and provided the group with police escorts. .....