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  • New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

    05/22/2016 3:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Elias
    First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car. The woman's shooting death Thursday was the tipping point for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who forced Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down after months of mounting pressure. The new chief inherits the daunting task of turning around a troubled department in a city deeply divided by race — and doing it fast. "Reforms, reforms, reforms," acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin...
  • SF Police Chief Greg Suhr Resigns Amid Heightened Racial Tensions

    05/19/2016 7:20:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The resignation comes after police earlier in the day fatally shot a woman in the Bayview DistrictPolice Chief Greg Suhr has resigned from the San Francisco Police Department in the midst of the shooting of a black woman by SFPD officers and other racial tensions, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a news conference late Thursday afternoon. Lee said he had asked Suhr, who has served in the city's police department for more than 30 years, to resign. The mayor appointed Toney Chaplin, former SFPD deputy chief of the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau, as the acting police chief. "The...
  • Muslim Police Chief Says ‘Offending Culture, Religion And Tradition’ Not Protected As Free Speech

    05/10/2016 8:45:36 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 51 replies
    breitbart London ^ | 5-9-2016 | Liam Deacon
    A Muslim Police Chief Inspector for Greater Manchester has indicated that, according to his understanding, “Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of offending culture, religion or tradition”.When asked if Mr. Khan and the police force generally support the right to offend religious beliefs, the Greater Manchester Police press office told Breitbart London: “I don’t think we support anyone who would want to say anything offence[sic]”. “It’s a storm in a tea cup… It’s about promoting tolerance, freedom of speech, that’s all he meant with it. He didn’t mean for it to be taken in an offensive way at all…...
  • 33 protesters arrested in clash with San Francisco deputies

    05/07/2016 8:25:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 7, 2016 7:18 PM EDT
    Authorities say 33 people were arrested at San Francisco’s City Hall during a protest calling for the firing of the city’s police chief. Dozens of protesters converged on the building Friday night and clashed with deputies in riot gear. […] The standoff came after five people who are on their 16th day of a hunger strike to demand the firing of Police Chief Greg Suhr were taken to the hospital and their protest camp outside the Mission District police station was packed up. …
  • Lexington Police Chief slurs VMI Cadets calling them "trained killers"

    Police Chief raises concern about VMI, W&L relations Al Thomas speaks to W&L students about staying safe when interacting with cadets on the weekends Jordan Cohen November 9, 2015 Filed under News, Showcase Cam Tyler, ‘17, was throwing a birthday party for her housemate in their home on North Randolph Street when some unexpected visitors arrived. “Two VMI guys walked up our front steps, and I can’t even remember if they knocked on our door or if they just came right in,” Tyler said. “But their explanation of why they needed to come in was a party that they were...
  • [Suffolk] County police chief in N.Y. resigns amid probe into beating allegations

    10/28/2015 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:42pm EDT | Joseph Ax
    A county police chief on Long Island, New York, resigned on Tuesday amid an ongoing federal probe into whether he beat a suspect accused of stealing a duffel bag from his car in 2012. James Burke, the chief of Suffolk County, one of the state’s largest by population, stepped down on Tuesday after a 31-year career, his attorney confirmed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the beating allegations, according to a source familiar with the matter. …
  • North Carolina Police Chief Fired for Being Politically Incorrect

    09/20/2015 9:19:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 09/19/15 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    Police Chief Mike Halstead in Surf City, North Carolina, was forced to retire after posting a statement to his private Facebook page calling the Black Lives Matter movement "an American born terrorist group." Chief Halstead made the post on September 3, and it came to the attention of Surf City Mayor Zander Guy a few days later. The mayor called an emergency meeting of the town leaders on Tuesday and the town told Halstead that if he did not retire, he would be fired. He retired and took 60 days' severance. In his post, Halstead said that the issue is...
  • Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael..

    07/22/2015 8:42:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sasha Goldstein
    Full Title: Ferguson, Mo., names black officer from Arizona as interim police chief days before Michael Brown death anniversaryOfficials in Ferguson, Mo., have hired a black police officer from an Arizona department to serve as interim police chief, just days before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. Andre Anderson, 50, will take over as the suburban St. Louis department’s chief after spending 24 years with the Glendale, Ariz., police, where he rose to the rank of commander. In 2013, Anderson was a finalist for the police chief’s job in Casa Grande,...
  • Cincinnati Police Chief Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Vicious Mob Beating of White Man

    07/09/2015 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/08/15 | Jason Howerton
    Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is now calling for hate crime charges in the horrific mob beating of a white man who was left bloodied and unconscious on the sidewalk on the Fourth of July. The brutal attack was first described as “anti-white” by officer Alicia Essert in the original incident report, but Capt. Mike Neville said on Monday that the preliminary description was incorrect. Chief Blackwell has apparently reconsidered and found cause to ask Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to pursue hate crime charges in the beating, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported.
  • Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

    03/11/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    npr ^ | 3-11-2015 | MILES PARKS
    Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices. A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19. It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.
  • El Monte’s new police chief withdraws amid criticism of immigration stance ['Illegal' that is]

    02/18/2015 5:08:22 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies
    SGVTribune.com (San Gabiel Valley) ^ | Feb. 17, 2015 | Rebecca Kimitch
    EL MONTE >> More than a week after officials announced that Eric McBride would be the city’s next police chief, the top cop-to-be abruptly withdrew his candidacy amid sharp criticism of his stance on undocumented immigrants. McBride, who is currently San Bernardino Police Department Assistant Police Chief, was to be sworn in as El Monte police chief Feb. 25. McBride’s decision came after immigrants rights activists over the weekend began to rally opposition against him because of anti-illegal immigration policies he pushed while he served on the Hemet City Council from 2006-2010. “This selection is a slap in the face...
  • Gun enthusiast who shot police chief four times during raid walks free

    01/18/2015 4:44:49 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The gun enthusiast who nearly killed his small town's police chief last week is a free man since cops couldn't find enough evidence to charge him and keep him behind bars. Sentinel, Oklahoma Police Chief Louis Ross was shot four times that morning while raiding a house in connection to a bomb threat at a school, and only survived thanks to a bullet-proof vest he borrowed at the last minute. [snip} Horton and his wife were arrested in the aftermath, and he later told investigators that he didn't know police were breaking into his home, which Chief Ross finds skeptical....
  • Police Chief: Turn in Friends & Neighbors Who Are ‘Gun Enthusiasts’ So Cops Can ‘Vet’ Them

    12/07/2014 5:52:35 PM PST · by Altariel · 88 replies
    FreeThought Project ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Austin, Texas – In what sounds like something out of the Cold War Soviet Union playbook, Austin Police Chief, Art Acevedo urged the community to turn in neighbors and friends who are “gun enthusiasts” or who have “extreme” views, just days after Larry McQuilliams shot-up buildings in Austin.Acevedo, in a press conference, stated that he is fearful of “homegrown” terrorists like McQuilliams who harbor “hate” and have access to firearms.But what Americans should be fearful about isn’t the likes of McQuilliams, but rather the response by Acevedo on how to go about countering these perceived threats. While obviously no rational...
  • Texas police chief killed in traffic stop

    08/23/2014 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Pimentel pulled over a vehicle in a residential area. There was a struggle and Pimentel was shot, Hughes said. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office took 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez into custody and he will face charges of capital murder of a police officer, said Hughes.
  • D.C. Police Chief Orders Full Reciprocity for Open, Concealed Carry State Gun Permits

    07/27/2014 6:55:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Fox5DC via Twitter ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Emily Miller
    STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.More -- DC police chief using guidance from AG -- grants full reciprocity for all open and concealed carry from others states.
  • Wisconsin chief who allegedly signed tea party leader up for gay dating sites to be charged

    07/18/2014 9:21:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-18-14 | AP
    A prosecutor plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger told The Associated Press he plans to charge Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen with misdemeanor unlawful use of a computerized communication system Thursday afternoon. Kelemen would face up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail if convicted, but would still be able to stay on as police chief. Only those with felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to domestic violence are...
  • Albuquerque protesters put police chief ‘on trial’

    06/22/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 12:07 AM EDT
    Protesters advocating for drastic changes within a police agency criticized by the U.S. Justice Department over its use of force put the embattled police chief “on trial” during a rally Saturday. […] The Police Department is under scrutiny for over 40 police shootings—26 of them fatal—since 2010, and the Justice Department has issued a harsh report over the agency’s use of force. …
  • Ex-Country Club Hills police chief gets 5 years in prison

    05/04/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 05/01/2014 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD — Described by the prosecution as a “scourge” on Chicago, ex-Country Clubs Hills Police Chief Regina Evans was sentenced late Thursday to five years in prison for stealing more than $900,000 in state grant money. Opting against the 10-year, one-month sentence that federal prosecutors sought, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough nonetheless told Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificent fraud.” The heart of the government’s fraud case against Evans centered on her misuse of a $1.25 million state work-training grant that was part of her effort to revive the Regal Theater on the South...
  • Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization

    02/26/2014 7:08:22 AM PST · by Wolfie · 21 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 02/25/2014
    Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization Testifying against bills proposed to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in the state, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story that claimed 37 people had died the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado. "The first day of legalization, that's when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana," Pristoop testified at Tuesday's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. "I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths." But Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery, who has proposed a bill that would legalize, regulate...
  • FL Sheriff to Local NAACP President: I Cannot Support Your Agenda

    07/30/2013 6:24:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-30-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Lee County, Florida Sheriff Mike Scott sent a letter to Lee County Branch NAACP president James Muwakkil explaining his disdain for the way he believes the NAACP ignores "epidemic" black-on-black violence in certain parts of Florida while allegedly trying to recast the Trayvon Martin shooting as white vs. black violence to score political points. Sheriff Scott was invited to the NAACP's "Freedom Fund Awards Banquet" and was even asked to sponsor the event financially, but as he made clear in his July 16 letter, "[he] will not be doing either." Regarding the lack of NAACP response to black-on-black violence, Scott...
  • Pennsylvania police chief under fire after posting pro-gun YouTube rants

    07/25/2013 7:07:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    rt.com ^ | 24 July,2013 | NA
    The chief of police in a small Pennsylvania town is coming under fire for a handful of strongly-worded diatribes he’s uploaded to the Internet — so much so that his pro-gun YouTube rants might get him removed from the job. Gilberton Borough, PA Police Chief Mark Kessler is opposed to gun control and isn’t too reserved about making that clear. In addition to being the top cop in the small town of around 900, he leads a homegrown militia called Chief Kessler's Constitution Security Force, initiated the local nullification of national gun laws and regularly weighs in on Second Amendment...
  • ‘Come and Take It, Motherf--kers!’ PA Police Chief Curses Liberals, Sprays Auto Fire in Viral Video

    07/24/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    SEE IT: ‘Come and take it, motherf--kers!’ Police chief curses liberals, sprays automatic weapons in foul-mouthed viral videos In a series of provocative videos, Gilberton, Pa., top cop Mark Kessler curses Secretary of State John Kerry and rants about 'libtards' and 'cry babies' before spraying automatic weapons into the distance. City officials say he won't be disciplined because he's not breaking the law. A Pennsylvania police chief is getting heat for appearing in a series of foul-mouthed YouTube videos ranting about liberals, cursing Secretary of State John Kerry and firing automatic weapons. Despite the backlash, Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon...
  • Mexican Police Chief killed with Fast and Furious Weapon

    07/09/2013 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    Barack Obama and Eric Holder are doubtlessly grateful that virtually everyone, including the mainstream media, has turned the Fast and Furious page and moved on to more recent White House Administration scandals.  But, the human carnage continues to mount.A Los Angeles Times investigation uncovered Justice Department documentation of the assassination Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the Police Chief of Hostotipaquillo in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, who "was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire."  Also killed was one of Astorga's bodyguards.  The Chief's wife and another bodyguard were also wounded.  Eight suspects...
  • (TX) Austin police Chief shows his colors again

    05/20/2013 11:18:27 PM PDT · by tarawa · 38 replies
    In other news, our wonderful Austin police chief has come out with his opinion that citizens who do not agree with him are 'lying extremists with undeveloped brains'. Art Acevedo, the political hack that he is, basically insults people who disagree with his opinion that universal background checks should be mandatory. I find it rather interesting that the sheriffs around the country, who are accountable to the citizens, are generally against new gun legislation that imposes greater hardship on said citizens, while the police chiefs, who are politicians only accountable to other politicians, seem to love the idea of greater...
  • Police Chief Asks Citizens for Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response

    05/16/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 47 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, jr.
    As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up. In Proctor, Minnesota, police chief Walter Wobig says that his suppliers have told him he'll have to wait "months" for the 1,000 rounds he's requested. When Wobig turned to the residents of Proctor by putting out a call for help meeting his department's ammo needs, citizens contacted his office, eager to help. "The citizens were like, 'If you need something, we got plenty here,'" said Wobig. One resident and a...
  • Two Charged in Alleged Plot to Kidnap, Kill

    04/18/2013 10:40:26 AM PDT · by Altariel · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 16, 2013 | Tamer El-Ghobashy
    A high-ranking police official at a Massachusetts hospital and a former high-school librarian were charged on Monday in a plot to kidnap, torture and kill women and children, federal prosecutors said. Richard Meltz, the 65-year-old chief of police for the Bedford Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts, and Robert Christopher Asch, a former librarian at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, were held without bail after appearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan and charged with conspiracy to kidnap, torture, rape and kill women and children—including the wife and children of a cooperating witness. Peter Brill, an attorney for Mr. Meltz,...
  • NH Police Chief Association To Raffle Off 31 Guns

    01/12/2013 8:34:21 PM PST · by freeandfreezing · 4 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 1/12/13
    AP article, but worth reading
  • Police chief killed in Libya's Benghazi: sources

    11/21/2012 3:19:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/21/2012 | staff
    A top security official in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was killed in front of his home overnight on Wednesday, security officials said, in the latest violence to plague the cradle of the North African country's revolt. Faraj al-Deirsy, head of Benghazi police, died from multiple gunshot wounds, police and interior ministry sources said. "This happened in front of his house when unknown attackers opened fire and hit him before fleeing," a police source. An interior ministry official confirmed that Deirsy, in charge of security in Benghazi, had been killed in front his home. Libya has been hit by...
  • Detroit Police Chief Accused Of Affair With The Same Woman Who Brought Down The Last Police Chief

    10/03/2012 10:43:43 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Detroit Police Chief Accused Of Affair With The Same Woman Who Brought Down The Last Police Chief Abby RogersOct. 3, 2012, 10:59 AMDetroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee A myriad of sex scandals has gripped the Detroit Police Department. Its latest chief Ralph Godbee was suspended for 30 days after an affair with police officer Angelica Robinson took a turn for the worse, 7 Action News reported Tuesday. His predecessor, Chief Warren Evans, was also forced to resign after sleeping with a police officer Monique Patterson. In a bizarre coincidence, Godbee is also accused of having an affair with Patterson. But...
  • Fla. Police Chief At Center of Trayvon Martin Case Fired

    Sanford Commissioner Patty Mahany reacts
  • Black Jasper, TX Police Chief Rodney Pearson FIRED - Race Card will be Played

    06/12/2012 6:11:38 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/12/2012 | David Bellow
    Weeks ago I wrote an article about how police Chief Rodney Pearson knew that he was going to be fired soon so he filed a last minute discrimination complaint to try to bully the Jasper, TX city council into being too scared to fire him even though the city has many very valid reasons to fire him. Pearson's Bully Tactics DID NOT work! The City FIRED him yesterday with a vote of 4-1 after a 2 hour long city council discussion over Pearson. Here are some of the things discussed in that meeting, according to the Beaumont Enterprise: Pearson was...
  • HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Sources Say Chief Bill Lee Jr. Will Permanently Step Down (Sanford)

    Sources have revealed to The Sanford Herald that former Chief Bill Lee Jr. will permanently resign this afternoon. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. has confirmed that there will be a special meeting held with city commissioners today at 4 p.m. Read more: The Sanford Herald - HERALD EXCLUSIVE Chief Bill Lee Jr will permanently step down this afternoon
  • UPI Exclusive: Pearl tracked al Qaida

    09/30/2002 5:18:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 3,611+ views
    United Press International ^ | September 30, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one of the masterminds of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a top aide to Osama bin Laden. Mohammed is...
  • China’s ‘Hero Cop’ Vanishes Into ‘Vacation-Style Therapy’(attempted defection to U.S.?)

    02/08/2012 7:41:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    ABC ^ | 02/08/12
    Feb 8, 2012 9:02am China’s ‘Hero Cop’ Vanishes Into ‘Vacation-Style Therapy’ China’s most famous cop has been placed on leave for “vacation-style therapy” after a rumored U.S. asylum bid that had an American consulate surrounded by Chinese police. This morning in China began with chatter that an incident had unfolded overnight outside the U.S. consulate in the western Chinese city of Chengdu. Pictures began to spread across Sina Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, showing Chengdu police blocking off the streets around the consulate. A name, Wang LiJun, began to trend alongside those pictures on the micro-blogging site. By mid-morning, searches...
  • Court intervenes in firings by 'Nazi' police chief

    08/05/2011 11:27:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 5, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    The Quartzsite, Ariz., police officers who were being dismissed by a police chief described by the mayor as a "Nazi" have been ordered by a judge to be reinstated until after a show cause hearing scheduled Aug. 15 and after hearings before a "neutral decisionmaker." The orders came in two temporary restraining orders issued this week by LaPaz County Superior Court Judge Randolph A. Bartlett, who acted on emergency pleadings by an attorney representing the officers. The weeks-long confrontation erupted in Quartzsite when city officials ordered police to remove a woman from a town meeting, even though the mayor was...
  • 'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

    07/21/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 20, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The state of Arizona is now investigating allegations of massive corruption among government officials in Quartzsite, Ariz., the town that's the focus of worldwide attention after police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a town-hall meeting, and where the mayor today says he's not being paid and most local police officers are wrongly being fired and have been ordered not to leave their homes. "I'm no longer getting paid as mayor," said Ed Foster, the elected head of Quartzsite. "That's not a big deal, but it's in the town code that I get a stipend of $400. If they...
  • Top Chicago Cop Targets Palin

    06/28/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Top Chicago Cop Targets Palin Posted 06/27/2011 06:32 PM ET Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left, standing with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, says gun ownership is government-sponsored racism that kills... Gun Control: Chicago's new police superintendent blames Alaska's ex-governor for inner-city gun violence and crime, and says gun-rights advocates are racist. Disarming victims doesn't prevent crime, sir. Speaking to the choir, literally, about gun control, Garry McCarthy, former police chief of Newark, N.J., told an audience at St. Sabina Church in the Windy City about leaving a homicide scene in Newark, returning home and flipping on the TV to find an...
  • Guadalupe's only cop Erika Gandara kidnapped

    12/27/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies · 8+ views
    AFP ^ | December 28, 2010
    GUNMEN have kidnapped the sole police officer in a northern Mexican town, a 28-year-old woman working alone after her colleagues resigned or were killed in the region's brutal drug war. A dozen unidentified gunmen set Erika Gandara's home ablaze last week and torched two cars parked outside before abducting her, the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office. Guadalupe, the town of 9000 inhabitants she helped keep safe, is located just off the US-Mexico border in the heart of one of the country's most violent regions where 3100 people were killed this year alone. In late November, unidentified gunmen killed another female crime...
  • [South Texas:]Sullivan City Police Chief's Arrest Part of Nationwide Crackdown

    06/10/2010 12:18:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 382+ views
    KRGV ^ | 06/10/2010 | Polo Sandoval
    SULLIVAN CITY - CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned the Sullivan City police chief is facing felony charges. Hernan Guerra is accused of one count of conspiracy to transport drugs and four counts for distributing and selling marijuana. He has been the chief of Sullivan City's police and volunteer fire departments for the last four years. He is now on administrative leave. An investigator is filling in as chief as the federal drug investigation continues. Guerra remains in federal custody. FBI agents arrested him as part of Operation Deliverance, a nationwide crackdown on people allegedly working for drug cartels. More than 2,000...
  • Gates Tennessee Police Chief Found Dead (Suicide, was target of a TBI Criminal inv.)

    04/24/2010 2:19:44 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 1 replies · 925+ views
    WBBJ TV ^ | 04/24/2010 | WBBJ TV
    Did Marvin Brown, the Police Chief in Gates commit suicide? That's the question being asked by investigators and his family after he was found dead inside his Lauderdale County home. Downtown Marvin Brown; that's what Julius Brown called her 49-year-old brother because she says, he worked all over Lauderdale County, as the police chief in Gates and in various positions for the Lauderdale school system. Shawn Tarainey, a friend, says, "It was Tuesday night at the ball field, he umpped my girls game that night." Tuesday was one of the last nights Marvin Brown's friends saw him. Concerned family called...
  • {SANctuary FRANCISCO POLICE CHIEF} Gascon says AZ immigration bill "catastrophic"

    04/22/2010 9:41:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 69 replies · 1,286+ views
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 4/22/10 | John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Count our own George Gascon among the nation's police chiefs speaking out against a controversial Arizona immigration bill that would require police officers in that state to arrest anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. Gascon, who was the top cop in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa before being tapped for the San Francisco job last year, said the Arizona legislation "will have a catastrophic effect on policing and set back community policing efforts for decades." Some cops are warning the law would impede their efforts to fight violent crime because witnesses and victims will be reluctant to...
  • MEXICAN POLICE CHIEF SLAIN [Beheaded]

    03/26/2010 11:21:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 94 replies · 2,773+ views
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "MEXICO CITY – The deputy police chief in the northern Mexican border city of Nogales was killed along with his bodyguard, Sonora state police said Friday. Adalberto Padilla and bodyguard Ivan Sepulveda were shot Thursday night while traveling in a police vehicle. The assailants were described as men inside an SUV who opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles, the weapon of choice for Mexico’s drug cartels. A 16-year-old bystander was wounded during the attack in the city just across the border from Nogales, Arizona." SNIPPET: "In other drug-related violence, a local police chief and his brother...
  • Riverside police chief faces DUI counts in car wreck

    03/23/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 503+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 3/23/10 | Paul LaRocco and Alicia Robinson
    In the hours before officers stopped him last month, Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach mixed 11 drinks with up to five prescription medications, leaving him so intoxicated he had no idea where he was -- or that he'd wrecked his city-issued car, authorities said. Leach, 62, was charged Monday with misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. He was not arrested, but ordered to appear in court for arraignment Thursday. Officially, he remains on leave as he seeks a medical retirement. He did not respond to calls for...
  • State's police chiefs seek veto of guns-in-bars bill(VA)

    03/17/2010 5:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 296+ views
    The Virginia Pilot ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Deirdre Fernandes
    Calling guns in bars a "recipe for disaster," the state's police chiefs have pleaded with Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would ease Virginia's concealed weapon laws. Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. sent a letter to McDonnell last week on behalf of the state association of chiefs comparing the combination of firearms and alcohol with drinking and driving. "We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law,"...
  • Meth Bust Nets Former Tennessee Police Chief

    03/05/2010 3:20:15 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 2 replies · 408+ views
    WRCB TV ^ | 03/05/2010 | WRCB
    WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators in five south Tennessee counties have arrested more than 50 people on methamphetamine charges in a sweep that has placed six children in state care. Winchester police chief Dennis Young said Thursday the arrests were continuing in Franklin, Coffee, Warren, Grundy and Moore counties and are part of a six-month investigation that has already led to charges in north Alabama.
  • Fairview NJ police chief blasted for letter supporting Cliffside Park man sentenced on gun charge

    12/30/2009 11:28:21 AM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 670+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | PETER J. SAMPSON
    A federal prosecutor blasted Fairview’s police chief for going to bat for a Cliffside Park man who was sentenced Monday to 51 months in prison for keeping a small arsenal of illegal firearms, including a silencer-equipped 22-caliber pistol, in his home.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa M. Colone told U.S. District Judge Joseph A. Greenaway that he should not consider Chief John Pinzone’s letter in support of leniency for Giovanni DeMaio, because the chief neglected to mention he is dating the defendant’s daughter.While the judge received more than 90 letters similar to Pinzone’s, attesting to DeMaio’s kindness and charitable endeavors in...
  • Organized crime associate from Bergen County sentenced 51 months for trove of illegal weapons

    12/14/2009 9:00:05 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies · 708+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 12/14/09 | Staff
    The letter extols Giovanni DeMaio’s "love and understanding," his efforts to raise money for a young girl with cancer, his propensity for treating others "as he treats his own children." The gushing note was one of more than 90 written on behalf of DeMaio, a reputed organized crime associate facing sentencing for possessing a trove of illegal weapons. What caught the attention of federal prosecutors, however, was the name signed at the bottom: John Pinzone, police chief in the Bergen County community of Fairview. Odder still, prosecutors say: Pinzone didn’t mention he was dating DeMaio’s daughter. That omission drew an...
  • Spring Hill Tennessee mayor denies cover-up of Police Chief's failed drug test

    11/25/2009 3:16:40 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 4 replies · 512+ views
    Tennessean | 11/25/2009 | Tennessean
    FIrst the Police Chief failed a random drug test, testing positive for codeine/cocaine. Now accusations of a cover up are flying in the same Tennessee town that just lost the GM plant. Copy and paste the link, Tennesseans policy... http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091125/COUNTY09/91125013/Spring+Hill+mayor+denies+cover-up+of+police+chief’s+failed+drug+test
  • POLICE CHIEF APOLOGIZES TO MUSLIM WOMEN

    11/18/2009 5:15:34 PM PST · by Tamar Rush · 27 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | The last Crusade
    Pat-Searching Female Suspects Forbidden Political Correctness Gone Crazy bythelastcrusade.org Muslim women in burqas can conceal AK-47s and even fully assembled grenade launchers.They can shield a radiological device and a make shift bomb.But a law enforcement official cannot frisk them in Canada, let alone pat-search their long black gowns or remove their hijabs to see if they are really men.Standard police procedures are not permitted when it comes to Muslim women - - even if such procedures are undertaken for reasons of national security.Windsor police Chief Gary Smith has publicly apologized to the Muslim community for the "embarrassment" caused by...
  • Charles Moose won't attend execution

    11/10/2009 11:45:20 AM PST · by jpl · 60 replies · 2,240+ views
    WTOP.com ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 | WTOP
    WASHINGTON - The man at the center of the investigation for the sniper shootings says he won't be at John Allen Muhammad's execution Tuesday night. "I don't think I will be personally interested. I have seen a lot of death and destruction and I don't think I am interested anymore," former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose tells Channel 5. Moose was the face of law enforcement during those three terrifying weeks in October 2002. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed at 9 p.m. for the killing of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station. Meyers is one of...