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  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Manhunt ends with capture of third suspect in shooting of Oklahoma police officer

    05/29/2015 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Unatributed
    The manhunt for a third suspect in the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer ended Friday with the person’s capture. Police caught Alejandro Garcia shortly just past 7 a.m. in Liberty, Kansas, after several car chases, Fox23 reported. Earlier, Cesar Rios, 23, and Roxanna Mendoza 20, were taken into custody after Oologah police officer Charles Neil was shot in the head during a traffic pursuit late Thursday, police said. South Coffeyville Police Chief Wade Lamb told the Tulsa World that the incident began when a Talala officer tried to stop an SUV in Rogers County, Oklahoma, but the vehicle sped...
  • Bills Attempt to Shine Light on Government-Seized Property

    05/29/2015 6:25:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2015 | Jack Spencer
    A package of bills designed to give the public access to information on property seized by, or forfeited to, government entities is under consideration by a state House committee. The legislation would require government entities across the state to submit annual reports to the Michigan State Police (MSP) on property they’ve seized or received through forfeiture. The information would be compiled, issued in an annual report to the Legislature and posted on the MSP website. “The bill package is about uniformity, transparency, and accountability,” said Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Walled Lake, the sponsor of House Bill 4504, the flagship bill of...
  • Breaking: Oologah, OK Police Officer Shot in Head While Driving – Airlifted to Hospital

    05/28/2015 10:13:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    An Oologah police officer was shot while driving his car on Highway 169 in Nowata County.The officer was driving this car when he was shot.The officer was shot in the head during a pursuit.
  • Fort Benning police searching for possible armed intruders, shots fired

    05/28/2015 3:43:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | 5-28-15 | Paul Gattis
    Shots are believed to have been fired after as many as six people entered the Fort Benning Army base without authorization on Thursday afternoon. The base is located in Columbus, Georgia, near the Alabama line. Fort Benning police are searching for three to five males who may be armed and are believed to be hiding in the woods on the base, according to a Facebook post from Fort Benning. One person who discharged a firearm has been taken into custody, the Facebook post said. The men entered the base in two vehicles, police said. Weapons were recovered from both vehicles....
  • Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement

    05/28/2015 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 28, 2015
    Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures. The 105-page agreement details new rules for how officers employ, report and investigate uses of deadly and nonlethal force, to include prohibitions against shooting at moving vehicles, striking suspects in the head with their firearms and using stun guns to inflict pain, examples of which were cited in the DOJ investigative findings. The agreement also requires Cleveland police to make community policing, which requires officers to work with...
  • Suburban Albuquerque police officer shot and killed in traffic stop

    05/28/2015 12:55:56 PM PDT · by fishtank · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-27-15 | AP
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A suburban Albuquerque police officer was shot and killed (May 25, 2015) during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department's 34-year history.
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • Police Dog Rescues Deputy After He's Ambushed By 3 Men

    05/28/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 5-27-15
    A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said today.
  • OKC Police Investigating After A Man Dies In Custody

    05/27/2015 5:55:34 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 35 replies
    News 9 Oklahoma City ^ | 5-27-2015 | news 9
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Police are investigating after a man dies after being taken into custody, Wednesday evening. Authorities said a man breaking into or vandalizing cars in the area of NE 23rd and Sooner was apprehended by residents after they witnessed his crimes. They tied him up and called police. When police arrived on scene, the suspect was placed in handcuffs. Officers soon realized the suspect wasn't breathing and CPR was performed. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • Photos: Officer Kerrie Orozco visitation, vigil, funeral

    05/27/2015 11:05:03 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 56 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 05/27/2015 | Omaha World Herald (Various)
    At the link is a very cool slide show of pictures from the funeral of Officer Kerrie Orozco from yesterday. http://odc.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=5002&p=5978
  • America took a bite of the poisonous fruit of liberalism and now people are dying for it

    05/27/2015 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-15 | DrJohn
    The fruits of liberalism have ripened and are now being harvested in several cities across the nation. The wretched Obama administration has set its sights on police in this nation and the returns are coming in. Following the Michael Brown shooting and the evidence supported Darren Wilson's account of the incident Eric Holder and his race Nazis at the DOJ goose stepped all over the Ferguson Police Department demanding a "wholesale change." Holder said he was prepared to "dismantle" the Ferguson PD. In Cleveland a judge found a police officer not guilty in the shooting of two: A Cleveland police...
  • Police officer 'dragged into the woods to be killed by three men' saved when his K-9 chases after

    05/27/2015 9:40:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | Chris Spargo
    They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,' Chief Deputy Don Bass said according to The Clarion-Ledger. He said the men then planned on dumping the body after killing him. When asked if the incident might have something to do with recent gangs stating they would attack any police officers they encountered on sight, Bass said: 'At this point in time I don't care.' Regardless of their motivation, the men were quickly foiled when Frazier managed to unlock the back doors of his squad car using a pop mechanism that...
  • Fourth staffer leaving Rawlings-Blake's criminal justice team

    05/27/2015 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Yvonne Wenger and Luke Broadwater
    Shannon Cosgrove, deputy director of the office, will be the fourth member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's criminal justice team to leave in recent weeks. Three others have left the office as Baltimore endures a rash of homicides and other violence following last month's rioting and unrest. Angela Johnese, director of the criminal justice office, and Heather Brantner, the mayor's Sexual Assault Response Team coordinator, left their city posts Friday. Officials declined to say under what terms they departed. LeVar Michael, who led the city's anti-violence program Operation Ceasefire, left his position voluntarily a few weeks ago.
  • Hartford Police: Pastor's Shooting Might Be Hate Crime

    05/27/2015 3:36:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 27, 2015 | Christine Dempsey,Vanessa de la Torre
    HARTFORD — City police said Tuesday they are investigating the possibility that the shooting of a pastor outside his church on Sunday was a hate crime. "The church is very accepting of and open to the LGBT community," Deputy Chief Brian Foley said. He said the attack on the minister is "obviously troubling to the police department and the city."
  • Clarke On Weekend Violence: "Welcome To President Obama's Police "Transformation"

    05/27/2015 3:29:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared “Welcome to President Obama’s 21st century transformation of the institution of policing, and it’s been a disaster, unnecessary black carnage is what we saw this weekend” in response to the violence in Baltimore and Chicago, the killing of two police officers, and reports of a police slowdown in Baltimore on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Baltimore Residents: We Don’t Think the Police Are Actively Doing Their Jobs

    05/27/2015 2:20:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Two Baltimore residents stated that they believed the police in the city are not doing their jobs in interviews broadcast on Tuesday’s “The Lead” on CNN. Resident Malacka Reed El said, “I don’t think the police are doing their jobs, but I do not think that it’s all of the police. We do have some police officers that are doing their jobs.”
  • Baltimore FOP President: Commissioner Batts apologizes to officers

    05/26/2015 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News Baltimore ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Christian Schaffer
    BALTIMORE - The president of Baltimore City's police union says Police Commissioner Anthony Batts felt it was necessary to apologize for some of the things that happened, and didn't happen, on the day of the riots one month ago. Batts addressed a crowded meeting of the FOP Lodge #3 membership Tuesday night, but he left without answering any questions from police or the media. FOP President Gene Ryan says he wrote down some of what the commissioner said. “Some of his quotes were 'I let you guys down. I apologize to every man and woman in this room because I...
  • ‘No Proactive Policing Right Now’: Baltimore Cop Says Violence Will Get Worse

    05/26/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 26, 2015 10:33 pm
    The violence in Baltimore worsened over Memorial Day weekend, with 32 reported shootings and nine fatalities. There have now been 35 murders this month in Baltimore, the highest monthly total since 1999. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on “Hannity” tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a “direct result” from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. “After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate a lack of police presence, and that’s exactly what they’re getting,” the officer said. “No proactive...
  • Facebook threat to Albany police

    05/26/2015 1:26:57 PM PDT · by sten · 21 replies
    CBS 6 News Albany | May 24, 2015
    this is bouncing around facebook today. confirmed as real by the gm @ cbs 6 news in albany. they will have a story about it tonight this seems to be more of the same as ferguson and baltimore. agitators paid $5k+/mon to spread civil unrest like the compton riots in the summer of '68 the part that jumped out for me was: 'if our FUNDING goes well' spread the word to police, fire, and any other govt workers in uniform. stay vigilant, even at home (more so then normal).
  • Fredbird Comes Under Fire For Holding ‘Police Lives Matter’ Sign

    05/26/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | unknown
    ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis/AP) — A photo of St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird holding a “police lives matter” sign was posted to a police association Facebook page before the team asked that it be taken down. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports sports website Deadspin took aim at the mascot last week after the photo was posted to the St. Louis Police Officers Association Facebook page. Deadspin titled the post: “Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals’ Mascot.”
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Tweets Photo With "F*** The Police" Graffiti

    05/26/2015 6:04:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) posted a tweet saying he opposes the militarization of police forces. His message contained a profanity. A photo attached to the tweet showed police officers wearing gas masks and holding weapons, standing next to a mailbox with graffiti that said, “F*** The Police.”
  • [Charm City] Deadly month sees 35 killings

    05/26/2015 3:20:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/25/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Hours after Baltimore's mayor huddled with police officials to discuss the recent spike in violence, two more people were killed Monday — making May the city's deadliest month since 1999.The two homicides increased this month's total to 35. There have been 108 homicides across the city this year."It's deplorable," said City Councilman William "Pete" Welch. "The shootings and killings are all over the city. I don't think any part of the city is immune to this. I've never seen anything like it."Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is "disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress that...
  • Brave Judge Refuses to Throw Accused White Cop to the Mob, Sums Up Ruling in 1 EPIC Sentence

    05/25/2015 10:28:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell did something absolutely amazing on Saturday, when he chose to acquit white Cleveland cop Michael Brelo of manslaughter in the 2012 killing of two lawbreakers who sent police on a 22-mile car chase. “Brelo’s entire use of deadly force was a constitutionally reasonable response to an objectionably reasonably perceived threat of great bodily harm,” the judge announced. He added, “I will not sacrifice him to the public frustrated by historical mistreatment at the hands of other officers.” What occurred in 2012 was that a couple, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were driving past...
  • Obama Usurps Local Police With Fake “Ban” on Militarization

    05/25/2015 6:16:01 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 May 2015 | Alex Newman
    While the widely reported de-militarization edicts were issued last week by the federal government, the real agenda surrounds empowering Washington, D.C. to have even more control over local police departments. ---- Obama Usurps Local Police With Fake “Ban” on Militarization The New American 25 May 2015 After having drastically accelerated the militarization of local police forces by the federal government, Obama is now having second thoughts about it — or so the administration and the establishment press would have you believe based on widely reported “de-militarization” edicts issued last week. But while the decrees were framed by virtually all of...
  • Police Seizure to Be Lifted on Yitzhar's Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva

    05/25/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/15 | Shlomo Pitrikovski
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) has decided not to extend the seizure order issued last year against the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva (Torah academy - ed.) building in Yitzhar, in the heart of Samaria, according to Channel 10. For the first time in over a year, police and IDF forces will vacate the premises and allow students to return. The yeshiva was initially seized by Border Policemen in April 2014, following clashes between an extreme element in the community and security forces. The cyclical clashes began after a house was destroyed by the IDF, sparking tire-slashings of two IDF cars....
  • Duty to Obey

    05/25/2015 11:38:33 AM PDT · by Steve Newton · 19 replies
    The wording of oaths taken by police officers, and other public officials, may vary slightly from state to state. However, they are all simple and straightforward.
  • Police to use purple uniforms to “soften image” [satire]

    05/25/2015 10:01:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Call the Cops ^ | May 23, 2015 | RJ
    Last week the President called for police to soften up uniforms to improve public relations. In response the Department of Justice is getting ready to field test new uniforms in friendly colors. Various shades of Purple are being tested as it seems to be universally thought of as a color of friendship.
  • Obama moves to take control of local law enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alex Newman
    March 31, 2015 We suspect many local law enforcement agencies in America are going to seriously regret seeking and accepting Federal dollars over the last few years. Accepting those funds, from whatever source and for whatever purpose, may now subject local agencies to Federal "standards" that will severely restrict local autonomy in policy development and implementation. To understand what may lie ahead of law enforcement one only needs to see what has happened in public education with the usurpation of local autonomy by the U. S. Department of Education. Alex Newman, writing at NewAmerican.com reports: The Obama administration and its...
  • Militarization of Law Enforcement

    05/25/2015 9:44:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | May 23, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Militarization of Law Enforcement These are not American Soldiers. They are Police Officers at the Ferguson Missouri protests. On May 18th, 2015, President Barack Obama announced that he was limiting the types of military equipment which can be transferred to police departments. He also announced the implementation of training programs to assure the appropriate use of other items. Because of his announcement, Homeland Security and the military can no longer transfer some weapons, such as grenade launchers, and IED resistant armored personnel carriers, other weaponized vehicles, and bayonets to police departments. Obama stated, "We’ve seen how militarized gear can...
  • Det. Frank Serpico to Det. Joe Crystal: Nothing Has Changed in Police Work

    05/24/2015 11:43:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Baltimore Post Examiner ^ | May 19, 2015 | By Doug Poppa
    Eric Garner did not try to grab an officer’s weapon, nor did he assault any police officer. Walter Scott was running away from and not towards a police officer, with no weapons in his hands. He was not a threat to anyone. Freddie Gray did not try to grab an officer’s weapon, nor did he assault any police officer. Yet all three of these men died at the hands of the police. I say that Freddie Gray died at the hands of the police because he was in their custody. The police had a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure...
  • Not Fooling Around: 71 Arrested During Protests After Cleveland Officer’s Acquittal

    05/25/2015 6:34:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/24/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Cleveland police were taking no chances in the wake of the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo, going to great lengths to ensure that Saturday afternoon’s peaceful protests didn’t evolve into violent riots like Baltimore and Ferguson have experienced in recent months.In addition to having the National Guard on standby, police followed protesters through the streets and arrested anyone who acted violently or refused to obey police orders to disperse. A total of 71 people were arrested, including one journalist who left his press pass at home.The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported: “We only moved into make arrests when things...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 6:52:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/15
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • Barack Obama’s War On Police

    05/24/2015 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Politically Short ^ | May 20, 2015 | Politically Short
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • DOJ to investigate Ohio cop acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    05/23/2015 1:10:21 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Fox News
    A Cleveland cop cleared Saturday on state charges in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire could face federal charges. The Justice Department said after the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo’s on voluntary manslaughter charges that it would "review all available legal options." "We will now review the testimony and evidence presented in the state trial" to determine if "additional steps are available and appropriate," the department said. Vanita Gupta, head of the department's civil rights division said the review is separate from its efforts to resolve a pattern of civil rights violations at...
  • Kerrie Orozco's Killing: Police Radio Captures Omaha Officer's Fatal Shooting

    05/22/2015 8:24:56 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21st 2015, 10:36 pm | M. Alex Johnson
    Orozco, 29, a seven-year Omaha police veteran who was working as a detective with the department's fugitive task force, died Wednesday from a gunshot wound that struck her in the chest just above the her bulletproof vest, police said Thursday.
  • Minneapolis Group Wants Officers to Pay for Own Liability Insurance

    05/21/2015 6:16:53 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    KSTP ^ | 5-21-15 | Joe Augustine
    Before Officer Michael Griffin was indicted on federal charges for using excessive force and lying under oath, he cost the city of Minneapolis $411,864.78. The city paid $140,000 in 2014 to settle a lawsuit filed by Ibrahim Regai, who Griffin allegedly knocked unconscious at a Minneapolis night club in 2010, while he was off duty. That same year, a federal jury in a civil trial ruled the city must pay Jeremy Axel, Michael Mitchell and their attorneys $271,864.78. Griffin allegedly kicked Mitchell in the chest and punched Axel in the back of the head, knocking him unconscious outside a club...
  • Washington Officer Shoots Men Accused of Earlier Beer Theft

    05/21/2015 5:16:50 PM PDT · by Publius · 37 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 21 May 2015 | Rachel La Corte
    Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state’s capital city, authorities said. The officer reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard early Thursday before the shooting in Olympia that left a 21-year-old man critically injured and a 24-year-old man in stable condition. Both were expected to survive. The shooting, which is being investigated by a team of detectives from several agencies, prompted some protests. “We are committed to helping our community work through this difficult...
  • 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

    05/21/2015 3:01:39 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 21, 2015
    <p>Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.</p> <p>The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.</p> <p>Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.</p>
  • Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease

    05/21/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by all the best · 22 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 19, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.”— Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member of the military Only now—after the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense have passed off billions of dollars worth of military equipment...
  • Mpls. Officer Indicted on 9 Federal Counts of Excessive Force, Lying

    05/21/2015 5:45:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    KSTP ^ | 5-20-15 | Beth McDonough
    The U.S. Attorney's office said Griffin was involved in an incident May 29, 2010. That night, he was outside of Aqua Nightclub and Lounge on First Avenue. He was off-duty and in plain clothes. Griffin's friend began to argue with a third person. Griffin displayed his badge and identified himself as a police officer. The man tried to walk to Envy Nightclub about a half of a block away. Griffin followed and punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Griffin then approached two on-duty Minneapolis police officers nearby, identified himself as an officer and...
  • Barack Obama's War On Police

    05/20/2015 2:12:03 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 18 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 05/20/2015 | PoliticallyShort.com
    On December 18, 2014, Barack Obama officially began the war on police as he signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Since the signing of this Executive Order, 55 Officers have been killed in the line of duty. Yet, this mattered little to Obama who justified his Executive Order as he spoke about “the distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities – the sense that in a country where our basic principle is equality under the law, too many individuals, particularly young people of color, do not feel they...
  • Report of Waco Police Affidavit/Warrants Inconsistent With Initial Public Claims By Same Police…

    05/19/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by FreetheSouth! · 239 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 05/19/2012 | sundance
    Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, died of gunshot wounds of the head and trunk. Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39, died of gunshot wounds to the neck. Richard Vincent Kirshner, Jr., 47, died of gunshot wounds but the report did not specify where he was shot. Richard Matthew Jordan, III, 31, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, died of gunshot wounds to the head and trunk. Daniel Raymond Boyett, 44, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Matthew Mark Smith, 27, died of gunshot wounds to the trunk Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40, died of gunshot wounds but the...
  • Obama Administration Slammed By Law Enforcement Leadership For Politicizing Police

    05/19/2015 11:39:17 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Fraternal Order of Police, the country's largest police union representing more than 330,00 men and women in uniform, is slamming the Obama administration for jeopardizing the safety of police officers in the name of politics or politically correct optics. More from POLITICO: The nation’s largest police union is fighting back against a White House plan to restrict local police forces’ ability to acquire military-style gear, accusing President Barack Obama’s task force of politicizing officers’ safety. The White House on Monday announced that bayonets, weaponized vehicles and grenade launchers will no longer be available to local police and that other...
  • OBAMA'S WAR ON THE POLICE

    05/19/2015 7:03:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 36 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/19/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, I trust the cops more than I trust the president. And I find it odd that at the same time the Islamic State is calling for Muslims in America to kill the police, the president is calling for the disarming of the police. The Islamic State apparently launches its first assault on American soil and it’s an out-gunned and unarmored traffic cop who singlehandedly puts down two terrorists. And the president’s reaction to this defense of America is to say that local police have become too militarized and aren’t to be trusted with equipment they’ve been using for decades?...
  • Prosecutors seek gag order in Freddie Gray case (Baltimore's Marilyn J. Mosby again)

    05/19/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 15, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order to prevent lawyers from speaking to the media about the Freddie Gray case.. Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, said on Friday the office was seeking such an order, but declined to provide details. Gray, 25, died last month after suffering a severed spinal cord in police custody. The state medical examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide, and six officers have been charged in the case. Mosby held a news conference earlier this month to announce the charges, stating that Gray's death is "believed to be the result of...
  • Obama bans some surplus military gear from transfer to police departments

    05/18/2015 7:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose this was entirely predictable given the stance of the Obama administration in most matters concerning relations between police departments and the communities they serve and protect. The White House is cancelling portions of a program where surplus military equipment was made available at no cost to local police departments for use in fighting crime in violent neighborhoods. Other resources will remain available but require some sort of assurances from the cops that they won’t “misuse” them. The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of military-style gear from local police departments, as...
  • We need to take deadly force off table (barf alert)

    05/18/2015 5:08:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 may 2015 | Emily Mills
    I didn't envy Ismael Ozanne in the least when he took the podium for his news conference this last Tuesday. The Dane County district attorney looked visibly nervous, dabbing sweat from his face several times over the course of the long, detailed speech that led to his eventual rationale for and decision not to press criminal charges against Madison police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial teenager Tony Robinson. Ozanne is himself biracial, his mother a black woman who was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Ozanne become the first...