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  • Powerful statement from Minnesota police chief after NYPD ambush (Sartell, MN)

    12/22/2014 6:10:38 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    KMSP ^ | December 22, 2014 | Mike Durkin
    SARTELL, Minn. (KMSP) - Police in New York say the man who murdered two police officers while they were sitting in their patrol car has been arrested 19 times for assault and robbery. Ismaaiyl Brinsley was angry at police for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, making an online pledge to kill two “pigs.”
  • Conservatives Must Oppose Collective Guilt

    12/22/2014 5:41:57 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 15 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 22, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Over the weekend two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were executed by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in apparent retribution for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Mayor Bill de Blasio had previously encouraged leftists to protest the city’s police department. Before a press conference on the death of these two officers, police turned their back on the Mayor. They Mayor in turn attacked the actions of the police. It is obvious there is no love lost between the Mayor and the police department. The police union has so much as declared that blood is on...
  • Brooklyn Gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had Been Arrested 20 Times; Had Troubled Childhood

    12/22/2014 5:40:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/22/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who allegedly ambushed and killed two New York police officers before killing himself Saturday, had a "very troubled childhood," had been arrested 20 times for petty crimes and was violent and suicidal, according to police and other sources. Brinsley, 28, had also spent two years in prison for firing a stolen gun near a public street in Georgia, according to The New York Times. After shooting his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore Saturday following an argument, Brinsley boarded a bus to New York, and called the victim's mother to apologize, NBC News quoted New York Chief of...
  • The 'worst day' of young Jaden Ramos's life: on of murdered policeman speaks out.

    12/22/2014 5:36:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While the bloodthirsty racist liberals exploded in joy over the deliberate slaughter of two New York City minority (for those who care about that, one was Puerto Rican, the other Asian) policemen, for 13-year-old Jaden Ramos, it was "the worst day of my life."  And that is because his father was one of the murdered cops.  #NYPD strong has a copy of his posts.  (Warning: you might have to wade through some ugly liberal troll comments.)   A year earlier, Jaden had wished his father a happy birthday with a Facebook greeting: Happy birthday to the best dad in...
  • The Brooklyn Slaughter and the End of Gotcha: Black racial hostility now an everyday fact of life.

    12/22/2014 5:33:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/22/2014 | Colin Flaherty
    We are way past playing games of gotcha. The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life. Part of the national fabric. So much so that no one even bothers to hide it. Not anymore. A few recent cases illuminate the bigger picture: In Portland, Oregon, a sales clerk for Nordstrom tells his Facebook friends black people should kill one white cop for every white cop who kills a black person. In Philadelphia, a paramedic said the same thing but took it one step further: He posted a picture...
  • At Demonstrations, a Change in Tone After Officers Are Killed

    12/22/2014 4:28:23 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 21 Dec 14 | LIZ ROBBINS and NIKITA STEWART
    For weeks after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of a black man, civil rights rallies in New York City had gathered momentum and spurred dialogue among activists and city officials. But the conversation, in one shocking instant on Saturday, took an unexpected turn. One day after two police officers were fatally shot at point-blank range as they sat in their squad car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, leaders of several groups who had been rallying for criminal justice reform scrambled to condemn the killings while still keeping the...
  • De Blasio hides after praying at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

    12/22/2014 3:15:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Michael Gartland, Priscilla DeGregory and Bruce Golding
    As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton visited the scene of the horrific attack in Brooklyn and Gov. Cuomo paid a wrenching condolence call to the home of one of the slain cops, but de Blasio ran from reporters and was nowhere to be found after the church service. [Snip] In other developments while de Blasio was AWOL: The NYPD said it is investigating more than a dozen threatened copycat attacks after Officers...
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Congratulations, liberals. You got what you wanted; 3 dead cops so far.

    12/21/2014 4:12:39 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces | 12-21-14 | DrJohn
    Two NYPD cops were executed yesterday by a black Muslim who declared it an act of revenge for the death of Eric Garner. Today a third cop was shot to death in Florida. Yesterday another cop was shot in St. Louis. #Coplivesdontmatter.These deaths are blood on the hands of Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and Bill DeBlasio who have been stoking the fires of police hate continuously. Eric Holder claimed that all cops are racist via "unconscious bias": In the past five years, Holder has more than doubled the number of police department probes compared with the previous five...
  • Ex-NYPD cop and father-of-five, 45, is killed in the line of duty in Florida in 3rd police slaying

    12/21/2014 3:41:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/14
    A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday. Officer Charles Kondek, 45, was gunned down in Tarpon Springs, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, after responding to a call for service around 2 am., local police said. He was at Glen's Eureka Apartments responding to a noise complaint involving a suspect banging on residential doors — when the man allegedly shot him and fled in a car, WTSP reported.
  • PCSO: 'Cop killer had extensive criminal record'

    12/21/2014 2:45:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Bay News9 ^ | 12/21/14
    A Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed overnight, and a man identified as a transient has been charged with first-degree murder, authorities said. Veteran officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek was fatally shot sometime after 2 a.m. near 199 Grand Blvd., a few blocks from the city's Sponge Docks. He was a father of five and former New York City policeman. The Tarpon Springs Police Department released the officer's name on its Facebook page around 11:15 a.m., saying "our hearts and prayers go out to the Kondek Family and our deepest sympathy." Investigators are also working a nearby second...
  • Email circulated among cops: 2 cars respond to every call

    12/21/2014 1:57:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kirstan Conley and Ben Feuerherd
    <p>The first assassination of an NYPD officer since the 1988 ambush of Edward Byrne has rattled the rank-and-file — and prompted cops to adopt drastic “wartime” policing tactics not seen since the 1970s.</p> <p>“At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be,” an e-mail widely circulated among cops advised Saturday night.</p>
  • Love and respect for the Blue Line trump the laughter and clapping in Brooklyn

    12/21/2014 1:15:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    Unbridled racial discord fueled by bogus civil rights leaders and politicians in office is putting the lives of those whose job it is to protect the public at risk. There’s, at least metaphorically speaking, a black ribbon on millions of front door Christmas wreaths today. Related: Officers Down in Brooklyn And there could, God forbid, be more coming from St. Louis, Mo tomorrow. “ST. LOUIS — An off-duty police officer remained in critical condition Saturday after he was shot several times while driving his car in the Hyde Park neighborhood. “Police said they have not been able to get information...
  • The Man Who Just Murdered Two Police Officers In Brooklyn Is A Muslim Jihadist (Title Shortened)

    12/21/2014 12:49:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 26 replies
    Shoebot.com Action and Awareness ^ | December 20, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So Ismaaiyl Brinsley the killer of the two cops in Brooklyn, NY, has two Muslim names “Ismaaiyl” and a middle name “Abdullah” (see mugshot bellow) which means “servant of Allah,” is a fan of sheikh Yusuf Estes, who is not only neck deep in the Muslim Da’wa movement (the call to convert westerners to Islam) but Estes meets with both ISIS and Hamas financiers, and Brinsley loved the Koran, specifically Surah 8 on his own Facebook page, which calls for arming for preparation for Jihad war; it says all on what we need for motive as to why Brinsley shot...
  • Rep. Peter King Calls on Sports Teams to Wear NYPD Patch in Honor of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 12:20:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/21/2014 | Rick Moran
    Recently, professional athletes have made their feelings known about the protests sweeping the country over grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.Four members of the St. Louis Rams ran on to the field with their hands up, indicating their solidarity with protestors advancing the myth that Michael Brown died while surrendering. NBA players Derrickk Rose and LeBron James both wore “I can’t breathe” T-shirts during warm ups before recent games.Whether intended or not, the protests cast blame upon the police, and caused much anger in the ranks of officers.Now,...
  • Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while....

    12/21/2014 12:17:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Bill Madden & Teri Thompson
    George Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has, for 32 years, provided for the education of the children of New York City cops, firefighters and Port Authority employees who were killed in the line.Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos,...
  • Wear blue to support cops

    12/21/2014 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    For months, ever since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, the left has been rampaging against the police. They implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) urged violence, and maintained systemic police racism was the cause of disproportionate numbers of young black males arrested and convicted of crimes. The rest of us mostly remained silent as the men and women who wear blue as they protect us from the criminals who live among us were vilified. Now, two of them have been assassinated, and it is time to be silent no more. As a first step, wear something blue today. If...
  • ‘They Deserved It’: The Repulsive Reaction to Brooklyn Police Executions

    12/21/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/21/2014 | by Joe Concha
    It’s a dark time in America — a time when two uniformed officers who had absolutely nothing to do with what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., or to Eric Garner on Staten Island, are executed without warning, and some witnesses actually say “They deserved it.” Again: “They deserved it.” They being two men marked for death because they wore a New York Police Department uniform. One of those men was the recently-married Officer Wenjian Liu; the other, Officer Rafael Ramos, who leaves behind a wife and 13-year-old son. In a related story, both were reassigned from an anti-terror...
  • MONSTERS: People Take To Twitter To Celebrate NYPD Murders (Warning: Graphic Language)

    12/21/2014 9:43:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    These are just a few examples of people who, upon learning of the murder of two New York City police officers, took to Twitter to express their approval and glee.
  • Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling

    12/21/2014 8:40:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    New York City Patrolmen Rafael Ramos and Wenjin Liu are dead at the hands of an assassin who executed them as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch, working an overtime shift. “They were, quite simply, assassinated,” a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night. The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m. “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours ... let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram,...
  • French Police shoot and kill man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' while stabbing three police officers

    12/21/2014 7:36:09 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    Liveleak,com ^ | December 21, 2014; 2 hours ago | unknown
    The attacker, a French citizen (Born in Burundi), injured the officers inside the police station at Joue-les-Tours near the city of Tours in central France before he was shot, the interior ministry said. According to the ministry, the man was around 20 years of age, and was "killed (by) police officers present using their issued firearms". The man was not on any watch lists maintained by France's main domestic intelligence service, the General Directorate for Internal Security said. But the source noted the man's brother was known to security agencies for his radical convictions and had at one point planned...
  • Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources

    12/21/2014 7:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-20-2014 | BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson
    Police believe New York City cop killer was a member of the Black Guerrilla Family: sources BY Tina Moore , Bill Hutchinson NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:11 PM Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, shot two cops dead as they sat in a patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. He also shot his former girlfriend at her home in the Baltimore area on Saturday morning, police said. Law enforcement sources said the NYPD has dispatched investigators to Baltimore to probe Brinsley's past and suspected involvement with the Black Guerrilla Family prison...
  • Critical Evaluation of the Eric Garner case (vanity)

    12/21/2014 5:58:23 AM PST · by RC one · 26 replies
    Free Republic | 12/21/2014 | RCone
    Much has alrteady been said of the alleged choke hold employed by officer Panatelo against Eric Garner and the resulting turn of events that ultimately ended with Garner's death. I have watched the video dozens of time and would like to offer my own perspective, as an ER nurse, of what happened. I will include two You Tube video links as references.In video number 1, we observe the initial confrontation between Garner and the police. At 38 seconds, officer Pantaleo has attempted to subdue Garner and we see his left arm going around Garner's neck. This is the beginning of...
  • Eyewitness claims 'people were CLAPPING AND LAUGHING' at the scene where two cops were killed

    12/21/2014 5:44:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 124 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2014
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said this is 'not the time for politics' following the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. This as New York City's police commissioner said the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were 'very anti-police.' Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference at the Woodhull medical Center on Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Meanwhile, an eyewitness who spoke to The Daily Beast said that 'a lot of people were clapping and laughing' following...
  • Officers Down in Brooklyn

    12/21/2014 5:37:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    Tragic to know that it will soon be Christmas for most everyone else but not for the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who, along with justice, will need everyone’s most fervent prayers. “Officers down!” have to be the two most tragic words ever heard over police radios. NYPD officers, 40-year-old Rafael Ramos and 32-year-old Wenjian Liu, were shot, point blank, at approximately 2:47 p.m., this afternoon. The tragedy is all the more heart-rending that the officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were shot in the head by a lone...
  • Police officer shot, killed Tarpon Springs FL

    12/21/2014 4:35:15 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 67 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 21 December 2014 | Staff
    TARPON SPRINGS -- A police officer was shot and killed overnight in Tarpon Springs, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.The shooting happened at 3 a.m. at or near 199 Grand Boulevard, a few blocks from the city's Sponge Docks. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Tarpon Springs Police Department are investigating. Authorities haven't said whether there are any other injuries or identified the officer or suspect. No other information has been released. The sheriff's office said it will provide more details at a news conference this morning. Bay News 9 will carry the news conference live.
  • Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police (People Cheering Murder)

    12/21/2014 4:30:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 20, 2014 | M.L. Nestel
    Across the street from the hospital where two Brooklyn police officers were brought after being murdered, there were carnations and a makeshift memorial: a cardboard box and a handmade sign in marker reading, "R.I.P. NYPD." Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol. Citizens were watching in shock from above on the subway station. Throughout New York, the execution-style killing of these officers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn has generated a near-universal sense of horror at the crime -- and sympathy for the victims. "Now we have two families that's...
  • For de Blasio, Attack Comes Amid Tension Over Police

    12/21/2014 3:18:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Dec 14 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke in sober terms at a news conference on Saturday at Woodhull Hospital after two police officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn. It is the sequence that every mayor dreads: the ominous report, the scramble to the hospital and the confirmation that, yes, an attack against the police has proved fatal. But for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the tragedy on Saturday — when two police officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Brooklyn, according to the authorities — arrived at a particularly trying moment, amid an already fractious relationship with the police. Police...
  • VIDEO: NYPD officers turn away from Mayor de Blasio as he enters police presser for murdered cops

    12/20/2014 6:22:46 PM PST · by george76 · 92 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | December 20, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked into the police press conference about the two NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style in Brooklyn.
  • Fourth suspect surrenders in cop-bashing [NYC Bridge incident]

    12/20/2014 10:27:49 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | Natalie Musumeci and Natasha Velez
    Four down, two to go. A fourth suspect wanted for allegedly assaulting police officers during last weekend’s Millions March NYC protests surrendered to cops Saturday afternoon, just hours after a fellow cop-basher did the same, authorities said. Cindy Gorn, 29 — “Female Suspect No. 2” — is a grad student at Columbia University who walked into Manhattan’s Fifth Precinct station house with her lawyer at 12:30 p.m., sources said. The NYPD circulated video images of six people who the department says attacked officers as the Dec. 13 demonstrations made their way to the Brooklyn Bridge. The six suspects allegedly prevented...
  • Police officers turn their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (edited title)

    12/20/2014 10:22:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2014 | Chris Spargo
    Many are blaming the murder of two New York City cops on Saturday afternoon on Mayor Bill de Blasio following his recent support for protesters in the city marching in opposition to a grand jury's decision to not indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. Hundreds have taken to social media to say that de Blasio has 'blood on his hands' and should 'be charged with murder' after the two men were killed 'execution style' in Brooklyn. What's more, many feel that de Blasio should not attend the officers' funerals, this after many members of the NYPD signed a...
  • BREAKING: COP Union Tells NYPD To Arrest Only When Necessary, Stand Down

    12/20/2014 6:17:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 127 replies
    GotNews ^ | 12-21-2004 | Chuck Johnson
    The police union for the New York Police department issued the following statement earlier today. FROM NYC PBA: Starting IMMEDIATELY- At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and an individual MUST be placed under arrest. These are precautions that were taken in the 1970’s when Police Officers were ambushed and executed...
  • Stunning Video: New York City Police Officers Turn Backs on Mayor de Blasio After Cops Executed

    12/20/2014 6:59:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-20-2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Video posted by WPIX shows two rows of New York City police officers with their backs turned as Mayor Bill de Blasio walked down a hallway to his press conference Saturday night about the execution of two New York City police officers on Saturday afternoon.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKueC2o0mkI
  • Will the White House Send Delegates to the Funerals

    12/20/2014 5:35:50 PM PST · by hondact200 · 24 replies
    Dec 20 ,2014 | hondact200
    will The White House Send Delegates to the Funerals of the 2 Assassinated NYPD Officers
  • ‘Can they breathe?’ Execution-style killing of two NYPD officers celebrated; ‘Salute the shooter’

    12/20/2014 5:07:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 20, 2014 | Staff
    It was just last night that a handful of supporters of the New York Police Department attempted to hold a #ThankYouNYPD rally. The group was easily outnumbered by protesters, who taunted them and likened the gathering to a Klan rally. Just days before that, police haters hijacked a #BlueLivesMatter hashtag, while others were caught on video at the #MillionsMarchNYC chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops!” With news just coming in that two New York City police officers were reportedly ambushed in their patrol car and shot execution-style, it’s not surprising that the anti-cop contingent is coming out to proudly...
  • Subversion: Attacks on Police are Part of a Long Term Program

    12/20/2014 4:51:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 12-20-2014 | Trevor Loudon
    If you want to understand Julian Assange Wikileaks, the Edward Snowden affair, and the current campaign against the United States police, watch this hour long video. From the 1980s, the video will make it clear that all these supposedly spontaneous movements are part of an ongoing, KGB and Cuban directed campaign to de-stabilize and eventually destroy America.
  • CNN Guest on Brooklyn Cop Shooting: ‘Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted’

    12/20/2014 4:35:29 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 105 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Dec 20,2014 | John Feldman
    CNN Guest on Brooklyn Cop Shooting: ‘Al Sharpton Got What He Wanted’ by Josh Feldman | 5:30 pm, December 20th, 2014 video 397 No information is yet known about the motivations of the man who fatally shot two NYPD officers today, but that hasn’t stopped people from already drawing conclusions, most noticeably connecting this gunning-down of two officers to recent anti-police sentiment in New York. Retired NYPD detective Harry Houck wasted no time in blaming those protests and the people behind them for what happened today. He said the demonstrations have “all be predicated on lies,” and even went so...
  • Two Cops Shot in Brooklyn

    12/20/2014 1:24:07 PM PST · by Mazey · 124 replies
    BED STUY (WABC) -- Two police officers have been shot in Brooklyn. Witnesses said they police officers were in their car when they were shot. Hundreds of police officers are on the scene. It is unclear what led up to the shooting or where exactly it took place, but streets are shut down near Tompkins and Myrtle intersection avenues. Several surrounding streets are also blocked. There is possible surveillance video of the suspect. They were taken to Woodhull hospital. Stay with 7online.com for details. Map My News
  • Photo Posted To Paramedic’s Instagram Account Prompts Outrage

    12/20/2014 1:05:50 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | December 18, 2014 | Todd Quinones
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some city officials are upset over a photo posted to Instagram by a West Philadelphia paramedic, showing two black men pointing a gun at a police officer and describing police as “the enemy.” ~snip~ The paramedic has since taken the photo down and responded on Facebook saying that he deeply apologizes and that he did not mean to hurt his brothers in blue or offend anyone. It is not known at this time if the paramedic will be disciplined.
  • Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

    12/20/2014 10:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department took at least 73 adults and one minor into custody during the protest that blocked Interstate 43, which runs through the city, according to the department's Twitter feed. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and social media, protesters blocked traffic in both directions for about 75 minutes around 5 p.m. local time.
  • Expert: Blacks trust police more than whites do

    12/19/2014 12:35:47 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Do blacks trust police more than whites do? Given the anger over events in Ferguson and New York City, the very question seems absurd. But it is not. Behind the polls and demonstrations, there is evidence that blacks trust police at least as much as whites do. The poll results are hardly surprising. A new Gallup poll confirms blacks place less confidence in police and the criminal justice system. Using survey data from 2006 through 2014, Gallup found:
  • What the Stats Really Say About Racially Motivated Cop Killings

    12/19/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Larry Elder at Real Clear Politics breathes essential statistical insight into the ongoing fight over whether or not white cops have a predilection for shooting black men: In 2012, according to the CDC, 140 blacks were killed by police. That same year 386 whites were killed by police. Over the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011, the CDC reports that 2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.Police shootings, nationwide, are down dramatically from what they were 20 or 30 years ago. The CDC reported that in 1968, shootings by law enforcement — called...
  • The Limits of Police Subterfuge

    12/19/2014 10:18:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Schneier on Security ^ | 17 Dec 2014 | Bruce Schneier
    "The next time you call for assistance because the Internet service in your home is not working, the 'technician' who comes to your door may actually be an undercover government agent. He will have secretly disconnected the service, knowing that you will naturally call for help and -- ­when he shows up at your door, impersonating a technician­ -- let him in. He will walk through each room of your house, claiming to diagnose the problem. Actually, he will be videotaping everything (and everyone) inside. He will have no reason to suspect you have broken the law, much less probable...
  • Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway...[title too long]

    12/19/2014 10:15:45 AM PST · by SZonian · 26 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Nicole Higman
    Debbie Davis was driving along a busy roadway in Kansas City when she saw something that made her slow down.
  • What are the Real Motives Behind Asset Seizures?

    12/19/2014 9:27:33 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/17/2014 | Anne Schieber
    “I had a team of people and their only job was to find me money,” said retired Maryland State Police Narcotics Commander Maj. Neill Franklin. Franklin is the executive director of LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. He now travels the world speaking on behalf of legalizing marijuana. It isn’t that the church-going, former undercover officer is a fan of the drug, but his 34 years in law enforcement have convinced him that the war on drugs has failed and is now mostly a money-making arm for police departments small and large. “At the beginning, we really thought that we could...
  • Obama creates task force on policing, orders recommendations by March 2

    12/18/2014 4:23:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order officially creating a “Task Force on 21st Century Policing,” a high-level group that will report directly to the president with recommendations on how to strengthen ties between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Mr. Obama first announced the task earlier this month on the heels of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, where the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers further fractured ties between police departments and citizens. The task force will be chaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, a professor...
  • Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America

    12/18/2014 10:51:21 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Tim MacFarlan
    • Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41% of police are obese • Findings published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine study • Slimmest workers are economists, scientists and psychologists Their job is to protect and serve – but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table. A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in blue are obese, according to a study in the...
  • Indiana police evoke outrage with ‘Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law’ T-shirt sales

    12/17/2014 9:09:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Dec. 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Indiana police officer has irked several in his South Bend community with a T-shirt he’s selling that touts a take-off slogan of the “I Can’t Breathe” mantra that followed New York suspect Eric Garner’s death — “Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law.” The aim of the shirt’s message is to say “police are there for you,” the South Bend uniform store owned by Mishawaka Police Cpl. Jason Barthel said in a statement, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Officer under investigation for tasering 76-year-old man over vehicle inspection sticker (VIDEO)

    12/17/2014 7:16:10 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 25 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 12/17/14 | Jennifer Cruz
    A 23-year-old Victoria, Texas, police officer is under investigation after he used a taser on a 76-year-old man twice Thursday following a conversation about a vehicle inspection sticker, which unbeknown to the officer, the man was not even required to have on the vehicle because it belonged to a dealer. Nathanial Robinson’s dash cam captured a portion of the confrontation, which started after he followed Pete Vasquez as he pulled into the car lot. Robinson can been seen walking up to the car, as Vasquez exits the vehicle. Robinson apparently questioned Vasquez about the vehicle’s lack of a valid inspection...
  • A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves

    12/16/2014 7:21:48 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    thedailysheeple ^ | December 15th, 2014 | lily dale
    Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael B. was shot and killed by a police officer. Here's his story. Ten years ago, 21-year-old Michael Bell, Jr., pulled up to the house where he lived with his mom and sister in Kenosha, Wis., about an hour south of Milwaukee. A police officer who, according to a police report, chose to follow Bell after observing his driving, arrived shortly after. A subsequent toxicology report showed that Bell had been drinking that night. Dash cam footage from inside the squad car shows Bell exiting the vehicle he was driving,...