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  • Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

    04/11/2014 2:47:16 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    WTOP 103.5 FM (Washington, DC) ^ | 4/11/2014 | JEFF BARNARD (AP)
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in White City and handed him a $260 ticket for improperly using his headlights, saying another deputy had seen the flashing lights from behind the UPS truck and alerted him to stop the log truck because of the signaling. Outraged, Hill decided to fight the ticket, and on Wednesday, a Jackson County Justice...
  • TSA UNION: AGENCY NEEDS ITS OWN ARMED OFFICERS

    03/26/2014 11:49:57 AM PDT · by bkopto · 17 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | staff
    <p>The head of a union representing 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers says a report conducted by the TSA after a Los Angeles airport shooting last fall doesn't go far enough in addressing threats posed by individuals targeting its officers. The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.</p>
  • Fort Worth SWAT Standoff: Who Pays For The Damage On Permian Lane?

    03/19/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    WFAA ^ | 18 March 2014 | MARIE SAAVEDRA
    FORT WORTH — What started as a murder case ended as a standoff at a two-story home on Permian Lane in Fort Worth on December 31, 2013. John St. Angelo, a contractor, had been here before, and chose it as a place to hide from Fort Worth police as they tried to track him down for the murder of his estranged wife, Suzanne Parsons. Police used tear gas and more to break into the home until St. Angelo finally gave up. All the owner of the house could do was watch. "We’re about 12 hours ahead, so I found out...
  • Don't look to police for legal advice

    02/06/2014 6:42:06 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 57 replies
    2/6/14 | Shimmer1
    I was helping a young lady last night (age 20), whose mother had kicked her out the night before for making out with a young man in his car in the driveway. YL had been kicked out with a sleeveless shirt, no shoes, no coat, and no medicine (she had surgery several weeks ago on her back) and the mom literally threw her out into the yard. The mom was apparently incoherent with rage and they could barely even understand what she was screaming at them. They're still not sure why she flipped out like that. She also kept YL's...
  • Cops bloody old man — for jaywalking

    01/21/2014 3:39:26 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/14 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didn’t appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said.
  • Accused Movie Theater Shooter Said He Was 'In Fear of Being Attacked'

    01/15/2014 5:09:04 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 570 replies
    Yahoo News/Good Morning America ^ | STEVE OSUNSAMI, SENI TIENABESO and COLLEEN CURRY (GMA)
    <p>The elderly man accused of shooting a movie theater patron in Florida after an argument over text messaging told police that he fired because he "was in fear of being attacked."</p> <p>Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference today that the victim, Chad Oulson, 43, was texting his young daughter's babysitter when an argument erupted with Reeves over texting during previews before the movie "Lone Survivor."</p>
  • PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE OPRAH Gives BS Apology for Switzerland Racist Flap

    08/13/2013 11:36:51 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 13, 2013 | TMZ
    Oprah Winfrey says she's kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I'm really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O's allegations of racism during an incident last month. Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did...
  • 'Oprah's a liar': Sales assistant in Swiss racist handbag row denies telling TV host that she

    08/12/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/12/13 | Allan Hall
    full title............'Oprah's a liar': Sales assistant in Swiss racist handbag row denies telling TV host that she could not view item because she couldn't afford itThe saleslady went on: 'This is not true. This is absurd. I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never. Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business. 'I don't know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl. 'I didn't hurt anyone. I don't know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV. 'If...
  • Man Charged With Obstruction Of Police Officer During Operation Thunder Stop

    05/01/2013 9:18:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 56 replies
    WJBF.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Mike Miller
    ames Eades of Augusta is charged with obstruction of a police officer, stemming from an incident during Operation Thunder, but he says there is much more to the story than that. Eades says that he and a friend were driving down Alexander Drive early Friday morning when they came to an Operation Thunder Checkpoint on River Watch Parkway. What happened during that stop lead to Eades getting arrested... and he says it's all because he didn't roll down his window all the way "We saw what appeared to be an accident scene. A couple of police cars with blue lights,...
  • Off-Duty Cop Gets Impatient At McDonald’s, Pulls Gun On Customer

    04/18/2013 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Altariel · 44 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | April 18, 2013 | Chris Morran
    When we write about customer disputes at fast food joints, it usually involves the cops showing up to put an end to things. But here’s a tale of an impatient police officer who has been accused of pulling his gun on the car in front of him at the McDonald’s drive-thru. WXIA-TV reports that the incident occurred on April 9 in Forsyth County, GA. The officer, a detective with the DeKalb County Police, pulled into the drive-thru and ended up behind a truck. “[W]e were waiting on them to cook the food,” says the driver, who happens to work at...
  • Officer turns off audio and video equipment then beats 66-year-old man suffering from dementia

    01/16/2012 8:46:02 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 22 replies
    WFTV.com Melbourne Florida ^ | 6:34 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Direct link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2FAbUZd3zoMSynopsis Excerpt: A Melbourne, Florida cop turned off his audio and video equipment before beating a 66-year-old man suffering from dementia "for no apparent reason," WFTV reports. The officer turned off his video and audio equipment before the beating. The department was able to extract the video from the hard drive, but not the audio. The only disciplinary record the officer received for the incident was a written reprimand for turning off the recording equipment. Flowers was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. "It's ridiculous. Clearly from this video there was no assault on...
  • Refuse to be groped or scanned - face $11,000 fine and/or arrest

    11/21/2010 7:10:40 AM PST · by FredJake · 111 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/20/2010 | Joe Newby
    For travelers going through Spokane International Airport - or any airport - this holiday season, the choice is simple. Either go through a device that allows security personnel to see your body through your clothing, get felt up and groped, or find another way to your destination. According to an article at the Sun-Sentinel: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the...
  • McDonald's Worker Arrested For "Over Salting" Police Officer's Burger

    07/23/2009 5:43:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies · 1,833+ views
    consumerist.com ^ | 7-22-09 | Meg marco
    No, "over salting" isn't code for anything nasty. The 20-year-old McDonald's worker literally spilled salt on the hamburger meat that was used to make a "Big 'N Tasty" that was served to a Georgia police officer. The police officer says the burger made him sick—and Kendra Bull, 20, spent a night in jail because of it. According to Kendra, she accidentally spilled too much salt on the hamburger meat, tried to remove it, notified her coworkers, then took a break. During the break she says she ate a burger made from the salty meat.
  • OHP Trooper Scuffle Caught On Videotape (Police Vs Paramedics)

    05/28/2009 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 120 replies · 3,213+ views
    NewsOn6.com ^ | 05/27/2009 | NewsOn6.com
    BOLEY, OK -- Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers get into a fight with a paramedic and it is all caught on videotape. The incident happened near Boley in Okfuskee County. In the video, you see OHP troopers pushing the paramedic and grabbing his neck. The fight happened during an emergency call when a patient waiting to be taken to the local hospital was in the back of the ambulance. Officials say OHP troopers became upset after the paramedic failed to yield while the troopers were rushing to a call of their own. The troopers claim the paramedic assaulted one of...
  • Fort Worth Settles Claim That Traffic Stop For Deaf Man Turned Unnecessarily Violent

    04/09/2009 1:07:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies · 1,511+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 4/9/2009 | WFAA-TV
    The city of Fort Worth has reached a $50,000 settlement with a deaf man who claims his nose was broken during a November 2007 traffic stop as he tried to explain to an officer he could not hear. Fort Worth police Sgt. Pedro Criado said settlement Wednesday did not include any admission of wrongdoing on the city's part. The city also released the police dash camera video of the traffic stop. On Nov. 30, Christopher Ferrell, 43, was pulled over for speeding, police said. Criado said Thursday he did not know where the traffic stop occurred. Ferrell’s attorney said his...
  • HIV-positive man gets 35 years for spitting on Dallas police officer

    05/15/2008 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies · 362+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/15/2008 | By TIARA M. ELLIS
    An HIV-positive man with a history of spitting at police officers and biting fellow jail inmates was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday. Willie Campbell's sentence came one day after the same Dallas County jury convicted the 42-year-old of harassment of a public servant for spitting into the eye and open mouth of Dallas Officer Dan Waller in May 2006. As Mr. Campbell was being arrested for public intoxication, he began to resist and kicked at the computer screen in the police vehicle, Officer Waller testified during the two-day trial. "He turns and spits," Officer Waller said. "He hits...
  • Don't oversleep in Hemet. It's a felony

    05/13/2008 3:53:20 PM PDT · by rbbeachkid · 26 replies · 435+ views
    Karen Dennison
    Apparently it is more egregious to oversleep in Hemet, California than it is to commit armed robbery. After delivering a pizza Jeremy Queen was robbed at gunpoint then hit on the head with the weapon. The police were called, the report was made and the police drove Mr. Queen around in their squad car to see if they could find who had attacked him. They couldn't and have said they probably never will. Back at work Mr. Queen was chastised for taking so long to make the delivery and told that since the delivery was made, he was no longer...
  • Man arrested for turning without signaling[Texas]

    05/08/2008 2:07:04 PM PDT · by BGHater · 178 replies · 238+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | 06 May 2008 | JONATHAN BETZ
    MELISSA, Tx -- Mark Robinson was driving through downtown Melissa last week when he was pulled over for failing the use his turn signal. But instead of getting a ticket, the officer took the 24-year-old to jail. He was booked, strip searched, and sat for 3 hours with criminals. “People talking about using drugs and shooting heroine. They asked me what I was in there for and I said a turn signal violation,” said Robinson. There aren't any warrants out for Robinson. In fact he says he's never been in jail. But he does admit to challenging the officer's questions...
  • Coon Rapids man charged with shooting officer in road rage

    12/20/2007 7:56:08 AM PST · by jdege · 42 replies · 1,043+ views
    KSTP News ^ | 12/19/2007 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    Coon Rapids man charged with shooting officer in road rage The Anoka County courthouse revealed documents Wednesday that charge 35-year-old Martin Scott Treptow with the shooting of a Robbinsdale Police officer. Treptow, of Coon Rapids, claims Officer Landen Beard was not wearing a uniform at the time he forced Treptow off of the road on June 7. Beard supposedly was driving an unmarked car. When the two men confronted each other, Treptow claimed Beard pointed a gun at his wife. "We were about three feet away from each other and he pointed the gun at my wife. It was a...
  • Men Get Six Months In Jail For Stealing Food From Garbage Can

    09/02/2006 9:11:47 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 195 replies · 4,602+ views
    7 News ^ | September 1, 2006
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two men who took fruit and vegetables out of a garbage can have been sentenced to six months in jail, a punishment they say is harsh and the only choice they had to avoid a felony on their records. Giles Charle, 24, of Sumersworth, N.H., and David Siller, 27, of Wayne, Pa., were on their way to the Rainbow Family's annual gathering when they were arrested in June and charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. Authorities said they took five cucumbers, four or five apricots, two bundles of asparagus spears and a handful of cherries...
  • Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar

    02/11/2006 4:11:34 PM PST · by Revel · 662 replies · 6,943+ views
    suntimes ^ | February 11, 2006
    Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar BY JUSTINA WANG A 12-year-old Aurora boy who said he brought powdered sugar to school for a science project this week has been charged with a felony for possessing a look-alike drug, Aurora police have confirmed. The sixth-grade student at Waldo Middle School was also suspended for two weeks from school after showing the bag of powdered sugar to his friends. The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, said he brought the bag to school to ask his science teacher if he could run an experiment using sugar....
  • South Park continues to push the envelope

    02/04/2006 3:38:16 AM PST · by Panerai · 118 replies · 2,941+ views
    The Rebel Yell ^ | 02/02/2006 | Alan Donahue
    Show celebrates ninth year, more controversial than ever beforeEric Theodore Cartman may be the smartest person alive. That's right, I said it. The foul-mouthed, overweight, rude 9-year-old and his three animated friends, Kenny, Kyle and Stan, have been through nine seasons of adventures on the hit Comedy Central show South Park, and their latest episodes have sparked more controversy than the show has seen before. But protesters are not looking past the gags and seeing what the episodes are really about. When the show premiered in August 1997, it sparked more controversy for the characters portrayed as juvenile children with...