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  • A day in the life of a police officer in Jim Crow New Orleans: 1917

    09/17/2017 5:26:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 9/17/17 | James Karst, NOLA.com
    A journalist from the New Orleans Item trailed a patrolman for a full day in the winter of 1917, providing reporting on what amounts to a century-old police ride-along -- perhaps the first by a newspaper reporter in the city's history. The move came on the heels of several widely publicized police scandals, including the suspension of several officers who pawned their service weapons in 1916 and the killing of police Superintendent James Reynolds by one of his subordinates on Aug. 2, 1917. And questions were being raised publicly about whether rank and file police officers were doing enough to...
  • Second officer dies after fatal south Georgia shooting

    12/09/2016 7:26:49 AM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 24 replies
    KPNX-TV 12News (Arizona) ^ | December 8, 2016 | Christopher Buchanan
    Officials have confirmed that the second officer shot by a suspect in south Georgia has died. Georgia Southwestern (GSW) State University released a statement that was relayed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation around 5:40 p.m. Thursday. In that statement, GSW Interim President Charles Patterson confirmed the death.
  • Wayne State University Officer Dies From Gunshot Wound

    11/24/2016 1:57:30 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 23, 2016 | jeff karoub and corey williams
    A Wayne State University police officer died Wednesday, a day after he was shot in the head while on patrol near the Detroit campus. Officer Collin Rose, 29, died about 5:45 p.m. at a hospital, Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said. "This is a tragedy felt by all of us," Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said in a statement. "Collin served Wayne State with distinction, and we owe those he left behind our deepest sympathies and our strong support."
  • POLICE LIVES MATTER MARCH

    08/31/2015 7:46:18 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    Latigo ^ | August 31 2015 | Unknown
    A huge march is being held in honor of slain officer Deputy Goforth.
  • Cop Who Told Teen His Parents Were Killed Shows Up to Graduation

    06/02/2015 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Yahoo Parenting ^ | 6/1/15 | Rachel Bertsche
    A high school senior whose parents died tragically last week graduated over the weekend. And though his mother and father couldn’t be there, the police officer who broke the news of the parents’ death stood onstage and embraced the graduate after he received his diploma/ Riley Portie, 54, and Emily Portie, 50, were killed on May 24 when their motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver. Though the Orange, Tex., couple had five children, only their youngest, Kazzie, still lived at home. “I’d just gotten off from work, and I had called my parents a couple of times to see...
  • Murdered NYPD cop: Called hero in death by same people who saw him as villain while alive

    05/06/2015 12:37:38 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 06, 2015 | Michael Goodwin
    If you are grateful for small things, it is a good sign that even constant critics of the police are denouncing the murder of NYPD cop Brian Moore. No less than President Obama, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton have expressed outrage and offered condolences. Their remarks are welcome, with Sharpton calling the murder an “unpardonable crime.” His comments reinforce the old-fashioned idea that attacking law enforcement is out of bounds, always and everywhere.
  • The pistolero prevailed

    05/05/2015 7:41:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    Reports on the terrorist attack on the "Draw Muhammed" art competition in Garland, Texas indicate that the two jihadis, armed with "assault rifles" and wearing "protective gear," were very quickly neutralized (within seconds of initiating their attack) by a Garland traffic cop armed with only a handgun. The bad guys rolled up at the site, exited their vehicle, and immediately opened fire on a police car at the entrance. They were able only to wound an unarmed security officer before the traffic officer engaged them and terminated the threat (and, in the process, their worthless lives).
  • BLM Officer Mistaken for Man Impersonating Police Officer ( Arizona )

    03/02/2015 5:06:09 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Tombstone News ^ | Feb 06, 2015 | Meredith Stahler
    According to findings from The Tombstone Marshal’s Office (TMO), a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officer was mistaken for a man impersonating an officer.. On January 28th, while traveling east on Charleston Road, a sixteen year old driver reported to the Tombstone Marshal’s Office that she observed a male driver in a white truck look at her as he passed and then turned around and begin travelling eastbound behind her before pulling her over with emergency lights flashing on the dashboard. The female advised that she pulled to the side road and the male exited his vehicle and approached her...
  • Federal charges 'unlikely to be brought' against Ferguson officer

    10/31/2014 11:08:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:28 EST, 31 October 2014 | Reuters
    U.S. Justice Department officials are unlikely to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot black teenager Michael Brown, reports suggest. The Washington Post said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove Darren Wilson violated the rights of the 18-year-old when he killed him on August 9. At issue is whether Wilson had reason to believe he was in danger in his confrontation with Brown after he had asked the youngster to get out of the middle of a street.
  • Non-Profit Run by a Missouri Police Union Is Now Handling Fundraising for Darren Wilson

    08/23/2014 6:55:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    The Wire.com ^ | Aug 22, 2014 | Arit John
    Aug 22, 2014 7:22PM ET Non-Profit Run by a Missouri Police Union Is Now Handling Fundraising for Darren Wilson Arit John The GoFundMe crowdsourcing fundraiser for the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown has been taken over by Shield of Hope, a charity run by the local police union. Since Shield of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations from here on out will now be tax deductible. The original fundraiser had raised over $235,000 before passing on the torch to Shield of Hope. The new Shield of Hope-run page has raised over $11,000 on its own. Originally...
  • Impact of "Ferguson" type events on police officers.

    08/12/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 19 replies
    vaity | 08/12/2014 | ealgeone
    Maybe our LEO Freepers can address this question. Does an event like "Ferguson" impact how you handle a crime involving suspects with a different ethnicity than yours?
  • Police: officer shoots at officer, goes for pizza ( Florida )

    11/13/2011 3:00:29 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    local 10 ^ | Nov 13 2011
    A Lauderhill police officer fired 10 shots at another officer, but missed... The officer who was shot at was working an off-duty detail at the time, but police said she was in a marked cruiser and in uniform. The shooter pulled up in his personal car and quickly fired 10 shots at the other police officer, and then took off... sources say that the shooting stems from a domestic situation between the two officers; allegedly, the officer who was targeted had broken up with the shooter on Friday. Police would only confirm that the two worked the same shift and...
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Cop saves dog from creek

    07/25/2011 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Immerito · 19 replies
    Pottstown Mercury ^ | May 10, 2011 | Unknown
    UPPER CHICHESTER — A stray dog was rescued from Marcus Hook Creek on Monday morning after a police officer pulled the canine out of water up to its neck. According to an Upper Chichester police report, Locust Street resident Richard Plummer discovered a boxer in watery trouble when he went to investigate a whimpering sound emanating from the rear of his property. As he was washing the shed in his backyard, Plummer chalked up the dog barks he heard to a neighborhood pet, but when the barks turned into cries, he knew something was wrong. “He was standing in the...
  • Thousands back Tulsa officer ordered to Muslim worship

    07/10/2011 6:59:27 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 07-10-11 | Bob Unrch
    Tens of thousands of Americans are lining up in support of a police officer in Tulsa, Okla., who was punished for refusing his department's order to attend an "Islamic proselytizing event" even as a legal team representing the captain is petitioning the court to add new allegations of misbehavior by his superiors to a lawsuit over the dispute. WND reported earlier when a legal action was brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields. Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. The lawsuit focuses...
  • Cop Surrenders After Son, 5, Shoots Self With His Gun

    02/04/2011 7:10:58 PM PST · by Immerito · 40 replies · 1+ views
    WTAE ^ | January 20, 2011 | Unknown
    Cop Surrenders After Son, 5, Shoots Self With His Gun Death Of Gavin Thompson Under Investigation In Liberty PITTSBURGH -- A suburban police officer in Allegheny County surrendered Wednesday afternoon to face charges connected to the death of his young son, who investigators believe accidentally killed himself with the officer's gun.
  • Wife Of Slain (Tampa)Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby (Prayer PING!)

    07/21/2010 1:05:43 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies · 1+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | July 21, 2010
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The wife of a slain Tampa Police officer gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab, and another officer, David Curtis, were gunned down June 29 during a traffic stop in Tampa. Tampa Police say Sara Kocab delivered the baby Wednesday. She and her family knew during the pregnancy that the baby - who they named Lilly Nicole - had a major abnormality that could result in her being born stillborn. Sara Kocab thanked the community for its support. Dontae Morris, 24 is accused of shooting Kocab...
  • Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face

    06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 162 replies · 2,609+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | updated at 4:14 PM on 16th June 2010 | By Paul Thompson
    This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S. The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: ‘Are you serious?’ Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after...
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.