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  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • Man Killed by LA Cops Was Bank Robber Using Fake Name: Authorities

    03/03/2015 10:06:33 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Andrew Blankstein and M. Alex Johnson
    The homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police in a confrontation that was captured on dramatic cellphone video was a convicted bank robber living in the U.S. under a stolen French identity, authorities told NBC News on Tuesday night.
  • Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.

    03/03/2015 8:48:16 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 26 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
    In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
  • Private police carry guns and make arrests, and their ranks are swelling

    03/01/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Michael Youlen stopped a driver in a Manassas apartment complex on a recent night and wrote the man a ticket for driving on a suspended license. With a badge on his chest and a gun on his hip, Youlen gave the driver a stern warning to stay off the road. The stop was routine police work, except for one fact: Youlen is not a Manassas officer. The citation came courtesy of the private force he created that, until recently, he called the “Manassas Junction Police Department.” He is its chief and sole officer. He is a force of one. And...
  • Family sues Sonoma County over standoff that ended in suicide

    02/27/2015 2:20:25 PM PST · by rey · 29 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | PAUL PAYNE
    The family of a Santa Rosa man who killed himself during an armed standoff last year with Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies sued the county Friday in federal court, alleging an unwarranted, militarized assault on his home forced him to take his own life Dozens of deputies, including a SWAT team with an armored vehicle, descended on Swindell’s home and remained for hours after he released the kids and refused to come out. He committed suicide sometime the next morning when deputies filled the attic he was hiding in with tear gas and other chemical irritants, causing him extreme suffering, the...
  • Mississippi officers now required to learn Spanish to better reach the community

    02/27/2015 7:48:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    Police officers in Jackson, Mississippi are now required to take a Spanish-language class four times a year, according to Jackson Police Department Police Chief Lee Vance. “The purpose of this program is for our officers to learn basic commands,” said Vance. “We’re not looking to make anybody fluent.” Vance also said the Spanish class is a part of a pre-scheduled Jackson Police Department’s in-service training program which included topics like constitutional law and reviewing pursuit policies. Each Spanish class is two-hours long and mandatory for all officers. If an officer refuses to attend the class—which has never happened—he or she...
  • N.J. schools would teach kids how to interact with police under proposed law

    02/26/2015 12:51:17 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 39 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 10-FEB-2015 | matt friedman
    New Jersey schools would be required to teach students how they should interact with police officers under proposed legislation a sponsor says could protect both kids and cops.
  • High-speed chase along I-70 ends under a mattress

    02/24/2015 7:02:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    KCTV 5 News ^ | February 24, 2015 | By DeAnn Smith, et al.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - A high-speed police chase wound through Independence and Kansas City, and the suspect driver hit at least one innocent motorist before he ditched the car and hid underneath a mattress. Police were then able to arrest the man. Independence police began to pursue the vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Monday. The light-colored Cadillac was reported stolen in the northwest part of Independence. The driver weaved dangerously through traffic at high-speed on a crowded I-70. Independence police were joined by Kansas City officers. The man drove from Independence into Kansas City where he hit an innocent motorist driving...
  • K-9 Who Served for Years Gets Hero’s Farewell as He Walks Into Vet’s Office for Last Time

    02/24/2015 8:02:12 AM PST · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/24/2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    The unsung heroes of your community’s police force are its capable K-9 unit. These talented pooches can serve alongside a police force for upwards of a decade. As any pet owner knows, one of the hardest things in life is saying goodbye to your best friend. Police in West Deptford, New Jersey had to do just that late last week. Noted police dog Judge, who retired from active service in 2013, was given a hero’s farewell as he was walked into the vet’s office to be put down:
  • FL: Anonymous Internet Source Claims to be Crooked Cop, gives details

    02/23/2015 2:40:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An anonymous Internet source posting as "Guest" has started a firestorm on a forum for the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office, titled pbsotalk.com.   The original post, titled "Tricks of the trade - let's exchange!" deals with how to plant evidence to cause problems for someone they arrest who has aroused their ire.  Here is the original post: I was lucky to get a really good FTO when I started almost 15 years ago. He taught me to always keep learning new skills and techniques. It's not always easy to do being in a zone with the same old people...
  • Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It

    02/22/2015 6:30:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Matt Agorist
    Germantown, WI — An incredible story from Friday morning starts out with a black lab named John Boy, approaching a police officer.Germantown police officer, Jeff Gonzalez deserves credit for not only refusing to do what so many other cops do when dogs approach them, but actually getting out in the freezing weather to see why this dog was loose.“He stood there and barked a little bit, then I rolled down my window and called to him. Then he wagged his tail and got more friendly until I got out of my car. And then he ran a little bit,” said...
  • DA to seek murder charges in James Boyd shooting

    02/21/2015 7:49:43 PM PST · by Marie · 28 replies
    koat.com ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Regina Ruiz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The district attorney is seeking criminal charges against the two officers who shot and killed James Boyd last spring. Police said officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez fatally shot Boyd last year. District Attorney Kari Brandenburg submitted paperwork Monday to move the case forward. The next step would be a preliminary hearing, where prosecutors would make their case to go to a full trial. A judge would have the final say on whether the case moves forward. "In this case we do believe that we have probable cause," Brandenburg said. The DA is seeking murder charges. Brandenburg also...
  • Minneapolis police officer 'doing OK' after shooting

    02/21/2015 12:47:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)—A Minneapolis police officer was shot Saturday morning, and Police Chief Janee Harteau said "there is little doubt that an officer was the intended target." The wounded officer was one of two who had just finished responding to a reported burglary when he was shot just before 5 a.m. (6 a.m. ET), Minneapolis police said in a statement. His partner promptly drove him to a nearby North Memorial Medical Center, where he was in stable condition later Saturday. "The chief is now with this officer and his family is with him, as well," police spokesman Scott Seroka told CNN. "He...
  • Police K9 attacks cop, doughnut shop worker, removed from force

    02/19/2015 2:55:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lisa J. Huriash
    After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek police dog has been bounced off the force.. Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg. In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer.
  • Rob-rape suspect slain in QC justice hall [Police shooting in the Philippines]

    02/17/2015 9:47:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    The Phillippine Star ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Robertzon Ramirez
    MANILA, Philippines - A suspect in a series of robberies and rapes was shot dead by a policewoman as he allegedly grabbed her service firearm at the Quezon City justice hall Monday night. Mark Soque, 29, was being subjected to inquest proceedings for eight robberies, three rapes and the killing of a Korean woman at various establishments in Quezon City. He was arrested last Thursday. Police Officer 3 Juvy Jumuad, who was escorting Soque, told investigators that they were outside the fiscal’s office on the fourth floor when he asked to go to the restroom to relieve himself. As Jumuad...
  • City to negotiate with union that has no members

    02/17/2015 7:35:28 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 13 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/17/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has no dues-paying members on the Moriarty, New Mexico police force, but that’s not stopping the union from demanding the city negotiate with it anyway. The city’s police officers voted in 2011 to create a collective bargaining unit affiliated with AFSCME to negotiate employment contracts on their behalf, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Two officers joined, the majority did not. Those two have since left the department. The seven officers currently employed by the city are not union members, though the union still claims to represent them.
  • Police agencies say goodbye to iconic Crown Victoria, roll out new cop cars

    02/16/2015 12:02:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 16, 2015 | Sandra Stokley and Scott Schwebke
    That icon of police transportation, a vehicle so sturdy and beloved and ubiquitous that it became virtual wallpaper on TV cop shows and local streets – the Ford Crown Victoria – is dead. The upshot is this: For many police agencies, it’s time to buy a new car. Ford stopped making the Crown Vic four years ago, saying sales to the public had fallen to the point that the car is no longer viable, even if demand from police agencies remained strong. Fuel efficiency (or in the Crown Vic’s case, inefficiency) played a role.
  • Denver Police Upset After Memorial Vandalized During Protest [Matters Not: God, Nor Country!]

    02/15/2015 4:13:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 15, 2015 | SADIE GURMAN
    Denver Police Upset After Memorial Vandalized During Protest DENVER — Feb 15, 2015 By SADIE GURMAN Denver Police Chief Robert White on Sunday defended his policy ordering police not to interfere with protesters, saying he found it "disgusting" that they vandalized a memorial for fallen police officers while officers had to stand by and watch, but he said their restraint was necessary to protect the community. Protesters threw red paint on the memorial outside the department's headquarters Saturday during a march against police brutality. Officers and the city's police union were upset after they were told not to interfere. In...
  • Video shows Alabama police throwing grandfather from India to ground

    02/12/2015 6:09:22 PM PST · by cold start · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12th Feb 2015
    Madison police today released video of officers throwing a 57-year-old Indian citizen on the sidewalk outside his son's home. The incident left the grandfather temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae. Chirag Patel said his father, Sureshbhai Patel, was visiting to help his wife care for their new baby, a 17-month-old son, so he could pursue his masters degree in electrical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Madison police officer Eric Parker today turned himself in to face assault charges. Chief Larry Muncey told a small press conference in Madison that he also recommended that Parker be fired...
  • UK cops seek information on those who purchased Charlie Hebdo magazine

    02/12/2015 2:47:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    The next edition of Charlie Hebdo is set to come out on February 25. A good maxim for those in the UK who are considering making a purchase is “buyer beware.” It is simply Orwellian. Despite many in the free world standing up for freedom of speech and proudly proclaiming “Je suis Charlie,” some police forces in the United Kingdom have been questioning newsagents and demanding the names and details of those who purchased the magazine. The edition of Charlie Hebdo in question was the one put out after the massacre of Charlie Hebdo employees in a terrorist attack in...
  • 75y/o man tackles suspected shoplifter, threatens to break his arm

    02/11/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 2-11-15 | The Associated Press
    "Charlie Burton, of Fombell, says he was a vendor at the Washington Crown Center mall for a gun show when he saw an officer struggling with the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Fekete Jr."
  • Grandfather visiting Alabama from India stopped by police while taking walk, left partly paralyzed

    02/11/2015 1:19:11 PM PST · by Theoria · 67 replies
    AL ^ | 11 Feb 2015
    Madison police last week roughed up a 57-year-old Indian citizen who was walking on the sidewalk outside his son's home, leaving the older man temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae."He was just walking on the sidewalk as he does all the time," said his son, Chirag Patel, this morning. "They put him to the ground."No crime had been committed. Madison Police on Monday issued a statement saying the department had suspended the officer and were investigating the use of force in this case. The police statement wished the man a "speedy recovery."Chirag Patel, an engineer for one of the many government...
  • Corrupt cop gets 17-plus years in prison

    02/10/2015 5:11:32 AM PST · by yldstrk · 7 replies
    philly.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jason Roebuck
    As corrupt police officers go, Jonathan Garcia was more brazen than most. Less than two years after joining the force, he was making illegal traffic stops and stealing cash seized from drug dealers. He sold heroin, often in uniform and in broad daylight, across the street from the 17th District station in South Philadelphia. And, as he explained to a federal Judge Wednesday, he did all of this thinking that was just the way the system worked in a city with a history of dirty cops. "You start thinking there's no justice," Garcia said. "The criminals, they make bail. They...
  • Hooded Gunmen Fire On Police In Marseille [France]

    02/09/2015 3:07:30 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 09 February 2015
    Hooded gunmen have fired on police in the French city of Marseille where the Prime Minister Manuel Valls had been due to visit. Gunfire was heard in the Castellane area of the city on Monday morning. Witnesses said the armed men fired Kalashnikovs into the air. Around 40 police officers are reported to positioned on a roundabout. Elite security forces have been sent to the scene, according to a police source.
  • Officer kills 74-year-old man after family called cops to check on him at his home

    02/08/2015 6:51:22 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 188 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 8, 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    A North Carolina officer shot dead a 74-year-old man whose concerned family had called the police and asked to check on him. Officer Josh Lefevers arrived at the home of James Allen just before midnight on Sunday morning and announced he was entering the residence when Allen approached him with a handgun and refused to put it down, police said. Lefevers then shot and killed him.
  • Police say rap video may be linked to shooting of North Miami Beach SWAT officer

    02/07/2015 7:46:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 7, 2015 | Charles Rabin and Lance Dixon -
    North Miami Beach police believe there’s a link between a group that calls itself the NMB Stunnaz, which crafted a catchy Youtube rap video depicting guns, and the shooting of police officer Lino Diaz Friday morning.
  • Berkeley Man Dies After #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Delay Paramedics

    02/06/2015 10:00:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A Berkeley, California man died last December after paramedics were delayed nearly an hour because of an unruly protest against police brutality, recently released records show. Berkleyside, a self-described “independent news site” serving the Berkeley area, reports that the 62-year-old Alvin Henry Jones Jr. would have normally received treatment in minutes. However, due to a nearby #BlackLivesMatters protest, paramedics were instead ordered to go to a local fire station and await a police escort before attempting to rescue Jones. It took 52 minutes to get Jones to a hospital, after which he died two days later. Paperwork filed by the...
  • Ohio Police Officer: Hey, Thanks For Carrying A Concealed Firearm (VIDEO)

    02/05/2015 6:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Now, here’s something you don’t see everyday; a police officer from Ohio doing a routine traffic stop thanked the person he pulled over for having a concealed carry permit. The man, who recorded the traffic stop, was driving 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. According to Ohio law, if you’re approached by law enforcement–and you’re carrying a concealed firearm– you must inform them. “I’m happy to see more people with their CCWs [concealed carry weapons permit], especially with the world becoming the way it is,” said the officer. VIDEO He then issued the man a warning and...
  • How Many Times Did You Deploy SWAT Team to Make Arrests? Fairfax Police: File a FOIA

    02/05/2015 8:33:28 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/04/2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    CNSNews.com asked the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia how many times Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams had been dispatched to make arrests in 2014, after it was reported that a SWAT team was deployed to bust up a high stakes poker game in a residential neighborhood last year. The department responded by saying a Freedom of Information Act request needed to be filed. Even then, there is no guarantee the information will be released. In November, the Fairfax County Police Department deployed a SWAT team, armed with semi-automatic rifles and wearing ski masks, to break up a poker...
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims’ names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • What Ferguson Police Are Considering Will Make You Wonder If They’ve Lost Their Collective Mind

    02/04/2015 8:41:05 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 28 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2/4/15 | Kimberly Morin
    In what has to be one of the most incredibly stupid ideas to come along during any period of time when it comes to self-defense, the leadership of the Ferguson Police Department has decided to try out ‘clown cloaking’ on firearms. This is not a joke.
  • Oregon Democrat calls for police psych evals ‘once a year’ after Ferguson

    02/02/2015 11:16:13 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/2/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    An Oregon legislator wants mental evaluations for police officers as little as “once a year” for one reason: Ferguson. Democratic Representative Lew Frederick appeared at a Portland town hall meeting over the weekend to announce a series of bills inspired by the Missouri incident involving teenager Michael Brown and police officer Darren Wilson. “I want to have a regular psychological evaluation of every law enforcement officer,” Frederick told the crowd, which responded with cheers. He suggested a time range from once a year to once every two years.
  • Cop pulls gun on teens having a snowball fight

    02/01/2015 5:15:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    A video posted online reportedly shows a Westchester cop pointing his gun at two males who were having a snowball fight last week.
  • New Atlanta-Based Group Formed To Combat ‘Police Terrorism’ Against the Black Community

    02/01/2015 1:07:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 6, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    After the recent and ongoing killings of unarmed Black men by police officers, a new Atlanta-based group called the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism is adding its voice to discussions of how police brutality has been plaguing the Black community. Many groups have been formed specifically to help combat police brutality but there has been a recent surge in Black vigilante groups sharing more radical views on the issue. In a country where police officers are viewed by many as heroes, the Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism cites history to make the claim that the modern police are just an...
  • Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions ($550 million)

    02/01/2015 4:16:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/30/15 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday defended the way he has dealt with the city's looming financial crisis against attacks from his challengers, touting his record of crafting the city's budget during his first term but refusing to rule out a property tax increase to deal with huge upcoming government worker pension payments. The back-and-forth took place at the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board endorsement session, the second time all five mayoral candidates appeared face to face. City Hall has a looming $550 million payment to make to shore up police and fire department pensions, and 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti called...
  • Shoot, don't shoot experience affects activist

    01/31/2015 5:38:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Kumasi Aaron
    WAYCROSS, Ga. - A NAACP activist said his recent experience participating in real-life situations with sheriff's deputies has motivated him to encourage city leaders to seek change. Rev. Larry O'Hara was one of four people invited by the Bradford County Sheriff's Office to participate in scenarios in which they had to decide if their lives were in danger and if they should pull the trigger. The other three participants were News4Jax reporters Heather Leigh and Vic Micolucci and News4Jax crime and safety analyst Gil Smith, a former police officer. During a traffic stop exercise, O'Hara shot an unarmed man who...
  • City investigating comments in police newsletter; Chief apologizes to officers (LGBTQ Tyranny)

    01/31/2015 9:56:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 3 replies
    fox19.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Jennifer Baker and Gordon Graham
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The city is investigating controversial comments in a monthly newsletter put out by the Cincinnati Police Department's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison officer. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell issued an agency-wide apology Thursday for the publication that went to about 1,000 officers earlier this month. Among comments offending some officers include this excerpt cited from a recent online article in the Huffington Post. "Homes that deny transgender identities result in a suicide-attempt rate that's 14 times higher than in homes where such identities are accepted," the newsletter quotes from the article. "If you belong to a religion...
  • Shooting victim's family calls for GBI investigation

    01/31/2015 6:21:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Portia Bruner
    A DeKalb County family says their loved one called for police, only to be shot himself by officers. Now, that family has called for a GBI investigation into the shooting.
  • NYC gives machete-wielding thug $5K for menacing cops

    01/29/2015 7:48:37 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Selim Algar and Natasha Velez
    He menaced cops with a machete — and the city paid him for it. A Brooklyn thug who was shot by officers while waving an 18-inch blade at them and later sued the department for $3 million got a $5,000 settlement from the city — even though his own attorney said the shooting was probably justified. Ruhim Ullah, 24, had pleaded guilty to menacing a police officer after the 2010 confrontation, in which he was shot once in the leg by a cop trying to stop him from attacking ­officers with the machete, according to his lawyer. Despite his admission...
  • Lithia woman: My House Was Shot Up, Why Has No One Been Charged?

    01/27/2015 9:02:52 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 39 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Keith Morelli
    TAMPA — At first, Dawn Bryan blamed the goat on the back porch. She figured the repeated “thunks” she heard was the animal hopping onto and off the picnic table. The noise continued and she went outside to investigate. Just then, she said, a window next to her shattered. That, she thought, was not the goat. Rather, according to Bryan and a Hillsborough County sheriff’s report, it was a neighbor and a buddy of his firing an AK 47 rifle in a back yard that abuts Bryan’s property on Porter Road in Lithia. The neighbor, Scott Radford, is a Hillsborough...
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 311 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Lauderhill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/20/2015 2:19:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    WRIC ABC8 ^ | January 20, 2015, 10:11 am | Emily Satchell
    This Texas police officer is accustomed to making traffic stops, but he’s never been through one like this one. Galveston Police Officer Gregory Parris arranged for other officers to pull over his girlfriend, Sara Wolff, so that he could propose to her in an elaborate ruse caught on dashboard camera.
  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

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