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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. .....
  • Camden NJ, Fires Entire Police Force; Why Cities are Going Bankrupt

    08/10/2012 8:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 10, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In an effort to rein in costs, the city of Camden NJ will fire its entire 270 member police force and instead will use Camden County officers. Mayor Dana Redd and Police Chief Scott Thomson noted that for the same price, Camden can have 400 county officers on staff. That is nearly a 50% increase in the number of officers for the same price. Of course the unions are howling. In these cases, the county typically hires most or all of the officers at lower wage and benefit levels, but the article only notes a very vague "some current Camden...
  • DPD Sgt. Left Holding Bag Over Chick-Fil-A Sandwich [Intolerant Left Strikes Again!]

    08/09/2012 11:46:27 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 33 replies ^ | Andrea Lucia & Ryan Crowe
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The controversy over Chick-Fil-A may now have impacted the Dallas Police Department. CBS 11 has learned a Dallas Police Sergeant brought a sandwich from the embattled restaurant chain to work with him last Wednesday, August 1, a day known around the country as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. When the Sergeant arrived at his post at the Southeast patrol, words were exchanged between himself and two female officers. And while it is unclear who started the argument, police have launched an investigation into the matter. A department spokesperson says the issue is not whether the sergeant brought the sandwich...
  • Vermont man who flattened police cruisers with tractor is folk hero to some

    08/08/2012 10:45:14 AM PDT · by matt04 · 86 replies
    He fought the law, and the law got crushed. The man who drove a tractor over several police vehicles in northern Vermont last week is on the verge of becoming a modern-day folk hero to some, with various online sites cropping up to canonize and defend the "simple farmer" from Newport, Vt. Roger Pion, 34, was so angry about his arrest last month on marijuana and other charges, he took the law into his own hands, so to speak, and flattened 6 police cruisers and a van from the ">Orleans County Sheriff's Department. The Aug. 2 incident got Pion arrested....
  • Indiana Law: Citizens Now Allowed to Shoot Law Enforcement During Unlawful Entry

    08/06/2012 9:26:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 94 replies
    The Intell Hub ^ | July 10, 2012 | Shepard Ambellas
    A new law in Indiana authorizes the general public to use deadly force against public servants (including law enforcement officers) who unlawfully enter private property. The measure, approved by Gov. Mitch Daniels in March, (who himself is a Bilderberg member, making the situation even more interesting) is a real game changer as the script has been flipped on the police when it comes to deadly force.
  • Trooper Saves a Distraught Woman Attempting to Jump Off a Bridge

    08/05/2012 5:41:00 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 8 replies
    We have a lot of coverage of out-of-control cops these days. Here's one for the many, many good cops. :)
  • ACLU of MA raises concerns about use of automatic license plate readers and privacy rights

    08/03/2012 5:47:21 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts on Thursday filed a request for records from several police departments, including Springfield, to determine if the use of automatic license plate readers goes too far and could infringe on rights to privacy. Police Sgt. John M. Delaney, aide to Commissioner William J. Fitchet, said there is just one license plate reader used by the department to detect stolen cars and unregistered cars, with no ill intent. “It’s not ‘big brother,’” Delaney said. “We don’t use it to monitor anybody’s movement. It is only used for law enforcement, stolen cars and other investigations.”...
  • Man angry about arrest used tractor like monster truck to crush 7 cop vehicles

    08/03/2012 8:01:16 AM PDT · by Cowman · 31 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 03Aug2012 | Dave Gram
    MONTPELIER, Vt. - Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbour called 911. A man on a big farm tractor, angry about his recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession, was rolling across their vehicles — five marked cruisers, one unmarked car and a transport van. By the time they ran outside, the tractor was down the driveway and out onto the road. With their vehicles crushed, "We had nothing to pursue him with," said Chief Deputy...
  • Omaha Police Plan Another Gun Amnesty Day(NE)

    08/03/2012 6:29:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 2 August, 2012 | LeAnne Morman
    Police are giving you a chance to hand over unwanted guns and ammunition, no questions asked. August 11th is one of several gun amnesty days held around Omaha in 2012 with a goal of getting illegal and unwanted weapons off the streets. Unwanted or illegal guns and ammunition may be dropped off at a collection point at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 3333 South 24th Street. Drive-up service will be available. No compensation will be given for the firearms turned in. However, citizens dropping off firearms will have the peace of mind that one less gun will be...
  • Watch A Smart Car Lead Texas Police On The World’s Most Adorable Police Chase(video)

    08/02/2012 9:43:42 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Houston area police were involved in the cutest police chase ever this morning when a Smart Convertible led cops around the highways outside the city. Awwwwww! The Smart has a top speed of 90 MPH, so we aren't yet ready to call this a high speed chase. The driver was arrested without any issues after he pulled off the highway and into a driveway. There's no word on what he did wrong, other than drive a Smart Cabriolet in public. While not confirmed, we're hearing it was towed away from the scene by a local child with a big wheel.
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY: North Korea's Pyongyang Traffic Girls!

    08/02/2012 6:03:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Noted by westerners who have actually visited the DPRK as 'the only thing worth looking at in North Korea', Pyongyang traffic girls consider it a 'great honor' to be selected for the specialty traffic-police assignment. They must go through an extensive interview and training process, but those chosen get crisp uniforms plus plenty of fresh air (not many cars) and exercise. Sure beats working in a tank-shell factory, and the job brings status/additional privileges -i.e. allowed/encouraged to wear cosmetics. Since mostly only KWP hacks get to drive in Pyongyang (women are banned, ala Saudi Arabia), the gals may even meet a...
  • Gun Owner Saves Cop's Life by Shooting Deranged Gunman! (VIDEO) (TX)

    08/02/2012 5:15:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 1 August, 2012 | dabneybailey
    <p>It all began, innocently enough, “as a squabble over dogs.” David Michael House, 58, and Iris Valentina Calaci, 53, were both residents at the Peach House RV Park in central Texas. They were also dog owners, and their pooches allegedly had a nasty habit of relieving themselves on the lawn of neighbor Charles Ronald Conner, 58.</p>
  • Hardly a hero? Vic Stacy rejects the label, claiming he only did what had to be done(TX)

    08/02/2012 5:02:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 1 August, 2012 | GENE DEASON
    Vic Stacy never served in the military, and he never had any police training. But when a gunman shot and killed a couple in the RV park where they all lived Sunday afternoon, Stacy reacted with the composure — and the marksmanship — of a man who had been training for such a moment all his life. He’s a hero, many Brown County residents are saying. His actions probably saved the life of the first policeman on the scene — Early Police Sgt. Steven Means — as well as others living at the Peach House RV Park north of Brownwood...
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Just Lending a Hand Edition(TX)

    08/01/2012 9:03:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 1 August, 2012 | Rober Farago
    “I’m just a citizen trying to help an officer out. That’s what I was tryin’ to do.” That’s what Vic Stacy had to say while deflecting attempts to call him a hero. Stacy came to the aid of Sgt. Steven Means of the Early, TX PD who came under fire from Charles Conner. According to, Conner had already murdered two neighbors and their dogs before opening fire on the officer as he arrived on the scene. When Stacy saw Sgt. Means couldn’t get a good shot at Conner, he feared the cop would be the third (well, fifth) victim...
  • Yemen: Armed Tribes Take Over Interior Ministry

    07/29/2012 12:56:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/12
    About 100 armed tribesman broke into the Yemeni Interior Ministry, Sunday afternoon, demanding to be inducted into the police force of the capital, Sana'a, according to local media reports. The gunmen took over the building and took hostages but released them...
  • FBI looks at claim Ithaca PD aided drug dealers

    07/28/2012 9:34:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    The FBI, the New York attorney general and the Tompkins County district attorney are investigating allegations that an Ithaca Police Department officer may have tipped off drug dealers about impending drug raids, according to Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.
  • N.J. State Police troopers to face criminal charges in 'Death Race 2012' case

    07/28/2012 5:54:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies Star-Ledger ^ | July 27, 2012 | Christopher Baxter and Megan DeMarco
    Two State Police troopers implicated in escorting a caravan of luxury cars to Atlantic City at more than 100 mph will be criminally charged today, a lawyer for one of the men said Thursday. In the face of the charges, the attorney said Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, 47, a 25-year veteran of the force, had submitted a request for retirement Thursday morning, a took "full responsibility" for the incident on the Garden State Parkway in March. "I am aware of the negative image and difficulty this escort has caused the Division of State Police," Nassry wrote in a statement...
  • How To Spin Officer Involved Shootings

    07/28/2012 4:58:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Rober Farago
    The Force Science Institute’s latest email blast features Rick Rosenthal. Rick’s a “veteran TV news anchor” (left WGN TV in ’93) turned law enforcement consultant. In other words, he tells the cops how to spin the news. And when it comes to an officer involved shooting (OIS), the po-po see the largely sympathetic mainstream media as the enemy. The email’s title—“Feeding the Animals”: 10 tips for winning with the media after an OIS—sets the tone. Here’s an abridged version of the abridged version of Rosenthal’s advice on post-OIS PR delivered to an ILEETA (International Law Enforcement and Education Training Association)...
  • Picture perfect: The amazing police (sketch) artist.

    07/27/2012 5:24:58 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 15 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 7/25/12 | Hugo Gye
    People rarely give much thought to the importance of a good police sketch - it is seen as a routine part of a criminal investigation. But in fact it is a highly skilled art - and Houston's Lois Gibson is arguably its foremost practitioner. Ms Gibson hold the Guinness World Record for being the world's most successful sketch artist, having helped to solve well over 1,000 crimes over her 30-year career. As these images show, many of her pastel paintings are remarkably accurate depictions of the criminals who were caught as a result of the sketches.
  • Westfield (MA) police officer killed after being struck by dump truck

    07/26/2012 10:59:56 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    A 27-year veteran Westfield police officer has been killed following a crash while working a construction detail Thursday morning. Westfield Police Capt. Hipolito Nunez told 22News that the officer was working an off-duty construction detail on Pontoosic Road just before 7:30, when he was struck by a dump truck. The construction area where the officer was hit was near 44 Pontoosic Rd, just south of the intersection of Pontoosic and Little River Roads. The officer was taken to Baystate Medical Center, and Nunez said that police were notified around 10:00 A.M. that he had died. The officer's name has not...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns

    07/25/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-24-12 | mike riggs
    We've been hearing a lot of that recently. Earlier this year, The New York Times reprinted a Department of Justice press release and slapped this lede on top of it: “As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: Rising numbers of police officers are being killed.” Bloomberg and The New York Times are both wrong: In 2008, ten times more civilians regular people were killed by cops than cops were killed by perps. In 2011, 72 cops were shot and killed in the entire U.S.; in L.A. County alone, cops shot and killed 54 suspects...
  • Victims of Metro Gang Strike Force awarded $840,000

    07/24/2012 10:08:19 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    star tribune ^ | 7-23-12 | RANDY FURST
    More than $840,000 was awarded Monday to 96 victims of illegal searches, seizures and use of excessive force by the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force, including a dozen juveniles who were targeted by a Brooklyn Park police officer. The scandal-ridden gang unit, shut down by the Department of Public Safety three years ago this month, broke through people's doors without justification, seized property without authorization and injured people who were not suspects, according to reports by Mark Gehan, a St. Paul attorney appointed as special master in the case.
  • Tensions High After Tampa Police Fatally Shoot Teen

    07/23/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 90 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Staff
    Members of a local Black Panther group are planning a protest today after Tampa police shot and killed an armed teenager Sunday night in a Tampa Heights apartment complex. The St. Petersburg/Tampa New Black Panther Party says it expects 200 protesters to attend a rally at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Police Department headquarters on North 22nd Street. The protest is in response to the shooting death of Javon Neal, 16, who police say ran from police up a stairwell then whirled around brandishing a pistol grip, pump-action shotgun before police shot him. The shooting ignited anger among the apartment...
  • Angry Anaheim crowd threw bottles at police, set fires on streets

    07/22/2012 9:05:19 PM PDT · by tha_snazzle · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/22/2012 | Front Desk
    <p>Anaheim police were investigating a violent melee Saturday night between police officers and an angry crowd. Authorities said the crowd threw bottles and set fires at an intersection, and police used non-lethal force to disperse them. Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said the incident started when two patrol officers tried to approach three men in an alley about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of North Anna Drive and the men fled. It was unclear why the officers first approached the men, but Dunn said they gave chase and one of the officers followed one of the men to the front of an apartment complex in the 700 block of North Anna Drive where the officer-involved shooting occurred. The man who was shot has not been identified and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., authorities said. After the shooting, and while police were investigating the incident, Dunn said a group of people encircled the officers and began throwing things, including bottles and possibly rocks, at them. Police used non-lethal rounds and pepper balls on the crowd, Dunn said, and at least one person was detained. One harrowing moment was when a police dog somehow got free from an officer's car and went at several people. Dunn said it was unclear if anyone had been bitten or injured. "The officer was quickly able to get the dog back into the vehicle," Dunn said.Residents said they are demanding answers from the Anaheim police chief about the shooting. "We were all waiting for him to come and talk to the community and give us an explanation.</p>
  • Police shooting in Anaheim leads to violent clash (video)

    07/22/2012 1:41:42 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/22/2012 | Yahoo News
    Link to video here ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A police shooting that left a man dead led to a violent clash as angry witnesses threw bottles at officers who responded with tear gas and beanbag rounds to suppress the crowd, authorities said. The man was shot in front of an apartment complex around 4 p.m. Saturday following a foot chase, Anaheim Sgt. Bob Dunn said. He died three hours later at a hospital. The Orange County Register cited family members and neighbors who said the man shot was Manuel Diaz. Dunn said he could not confirm the man's name early...
  • Local Police Union Uses Pay Raise to Help Pay Pension Costs

    07/18/2012 5:49:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/14/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The East Lansing Police Department’s Command Officers Association of Michigan voluntarily donated their 2 percent pay raises to help pay for their retirement costs, a police official confirmed. "The East Lansing commanders should be commended for thinking of taxpayers and realizing the city does not have an unending supply of cash,” said Vincent Vernuccio, director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. "Compromises like the ones the commanders are suggesting keep governments from becoming fiscally insolvent or driving off business and citizens with higher taxes. Keeping salaries and benefits to realistic levels prevents drastic, last resort, recovery...
  • Deputy Dilemma: Wrongful police shooting deserves serious review(FL)

    07/17/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | NA
    Imagine it’s 1:30 a.m. and you’re in your apartment. You hear a knock on the door. If you own a weapon, you would probably grab it, just in case. For 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott of Lake County, Fla., that decision would lead to his death. On Sunday, Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies were pursuing an attempted murder suspect when they mistakenly knocked on Scott’s apartment door. Scott answered the door with his gun drawn at the deputies, who then shot and killed him. Unfortunately, Scott was not the suspect deputies were chasing. Deputies knocked on Scott’s door because the suspect’s...
  • Deputies shoot, kill man after knocking on wrong door(FL)

    07/17/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 109 replies ^ | 16 July, 2012 | NA
    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies shot and killed a man they assumed was an attempted murder suspect on Sunday, but they now know they shot the wrong man. In the early-morning hours, deputies knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott's door without identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand. "When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies, and that's when we opened fire and killed him," Lt. John Herrell said. "Even though this subject is...
  • Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Bang.

    07/17/2012 6:25:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 July, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    It doesn’t appear that Andrew Lee Scott had heard many knock knock jokes before because he forgot to ask who was there last night. Unfortunately for him, it was deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office looking for someone suspected of attempted murder. Two problems: first, they didn’t identify themselves and second, it was 1:30 am. Both facts go a long way toward explaining why Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand. You probably know where this is going . . . “When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment...
  • Toledoan, 92, mistakenly shoots officer(OH)

    07/14/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 147 replies ^ | 6 July, 2012 | TAYLOR DUNGJEN
    Toledo police Lt. Randy Pepitone wanted to make sure Annie Huddleston was all right inside her central Toledo home. Ms. Huddleston thought the man outside prying open her front door lock Thursday was a burglar. Just as Lieutenant Pepitone was opening the door, Ms. Huddleston, 92, steadied in her hand her late husband's .357 Magnum revolver, and pulled the trigger just once. The bullet blasted through a wall hitting the 54-year-old lieutenant in the side of the head. "All of a sudden there was a loud explosion right next to my ear and I went down," the lieutenant said. "I...
  • ISF Total Force Mobilization Update July 2012

    07/13/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott
    Montrose Toast Blog ^ | 13 July 2012 | DJ Elliott
    This is an update to the December 2011 Article. The major change is that the consolidation of Operational Commands point toward 11 total ISF Corps in Wartime [10 Frontal/1 Reserve] and the 4 developing IA Peacetime Corps being the basis of the Wartime Army structure. Diyala, Samarra, and Kirkuk Operational Commands are consolidating into the Tigris Command. Karbala, Wasit, and Mid-Euphrates Operational Command have consolidated into the Furat Awsat Command. Instead of expanding commands at the corps/army level, the ISF appears to be reducing them to a peacetime IA Corps structure. Additionally, Kurdish elements are not being integrated – instead...