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  • udge blasts lawyers in upholding $15M police shooting award

    01/13/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by RideForever · 8 replies
    The Daily News (Longview) ^ | 1/13/18 | Sean Robinson Tacoma News Tribune
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has upheld a $15 million verdict against police in a small Washington state city who shot and killed an unarmed black man, in a ruling that blistered the city’s lawyers for suggesting jurors ruled against law enforcement only because they didn’t want to be known for siding with white officers. The ruling Thursday from U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein found that the jury had plenty of reasons to conclude that the shooting of Leonard Thomas during a 2013 SWAT operation in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood was outrageous, The Seattle Times reported. Thomas was unarmed,...
  • Kansas 'Swat' Perpetrator Had Already Been To Prison For Fake Bomb Threats

    01/07/2018 9:22:15 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 12 replies
    Slashdot ^ | January 6, 2017 | EditorDavid
    More details are emerging about an online gamer whose fake call to Kansas police led to a fatal shooting: "After phoning in a false bomb threat to a Glendale, California TV station in 2015, Tyler Barriss threatened to kill his grandmother if she reported him, according to local reports and court documents." -- The Wichita Eagle "The Glendale Police Department confirmed to ABC News that Tyler Barriss made about 20 calls to universities and media outlets
  • Man shot, killed by deputies after 911 call claiming woman was trying to kill family

    Homeowner Mark Parkinson and his wife Diana. (Photo: WALKER COUNTY, Ga. Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Walker County in which a deputy shot and killed a man in his Rossville home. The incident began in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day when a woman called 911 and said her estranged daughter-in-law threatened to kill her child and then herself. When deputies arrived at the home on Meadowview Drive in Rossville, the family was sleeping. The estranged daughter-in-law was living in the home with her parents while going through a...
  • Kansas Swatting Perpetrator 'SWauTistic' Interviewed on Twitter

    12/31/2017 12:22:20 PM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 77 replies
    Slashdot ^ | December 31, 2017 | EditorDavid
    "That kids house that I swatted is on the news," tweeted "SWauTistic" -- before he realized he'd gotten somebody killed. Security researcher Brian Krebs reveals what happened next. When it became apparent that a man had been killed as a result of the swatting, Swautistic tweeted that he didn't get anyone killed because he didn't pull the trigger. Swautistic soon changed his Twitter handle to @GoredTutor36, but KrebsOnSecurity managed to obtain several weeks' worth of tweets from Swautistic before his account was renamed. Those tweets indicate that Swautistic is a serial swatter -- meaning he has claimed responsibility for a...
  • LAPD arrests man on suspicion of making deadly swatting call to Wichita police

    12/30/2017 6:44:28 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 149 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | December 30, 2017 | Nichole Manna
    Los Angeles police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of making the swatting call that ended with a Wichita man being killed by police. Tyler Barriss was arrested Friday afternoon, according to KABC. Booking records for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office say he was arrested at 3:15 p.m. for a felony. Barriss is accused of reporting a fake homicide and hostage situation to the Wichita Police Department just after 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The practice is called "swatting" and happens when someone makes a call to a police department with a false story of an ongoing crime – often...
  • Universal Shield for Tactical Use

    11/17/2017 11:08:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/17/2017 | J Hines
    Point man on a tactical team in the military or Law Enforcement SWAT teams are usually assigned the “shield”. This lucky person has the extraordinary fun time to lug around a 20 pound Kevlar and peep through the small windows just to shoot one handed with their pistol. Though the shield has multiple purpose, it is a very clunky thing to use. But, not bad as a bullet sponger, again as the person carrying one its a bitch if you’re taking some rounds. Its a good thing that manufacturers are always thinking to innovate to help make things a little...
  • Employee testifies about seeing first shot in Twin Peaks melee

    10/24/2017 7:14:27 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/24/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A biker with a "big yellow helmet" who appeared to be in charge pulled out a "long, 'Dirty Harry'-type pistol" and fired the first shot in the May 2015 Twin Peaks biker brawl, a former Twin Peaks employee testified Tuesday. While testimony thus far has not revealed who was wearing the "big yellow helmet," previous video and photographic evidence presented by the state show Jacob Carrizal leading a band of Bandidos into Twin Peaks while riding a shiny blue motorcycle and wearing a yellow helmet. Also, a CNN special on the one-year anniversary of the shootout featured an interview with...
  • Heros and Zeros: Vegas

    10/12/2017 11:03:07 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 53 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 10, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Time to call out a few, given that Reuters is making excuses (big shock). I'll start with the heroes. Among them was the unarmed hotel security guy who attempted to interdict the shooter but could not get through the door because the shooter had driven screws into the frame. He took a round to the leg when the shooter blindly emptied a mag through the door of the suite but he'll be ok. Next up is the ex-service member who stole a truck and used it to transport injured people out of the kill zone. If they prosecute that guy,...
  • [Vanity]Elian Gonzalez as Trump DACA Victim mockup

    09/07/2017 12:10:32 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 13 replies
    Self Vanity ^ | 7 September 2017 | Self
    Enjoy and pass along to your moonbat friends.
  • WATCH: 'Ex-SWAT Deputy' Seen Protecting Local Houston Businesses from Looters

    08/31/2017 8:45:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    Twitter video ^ | 8-31-17
    Click on the link to see the video.
  • His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead.

    07/16/2017 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 68 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7/16/17 | Jenna Russell
    HINGHAM — As police cars rolled into his pristine suburban neighborhood last Saturday night, past the sprawling Colonials and manicured lawns, and as dozens of officers from across the region surrounded his home, Russell Reeves begged them again and again to back off. In a bedroom upstairs his son Austin, 26, was distraught over a breakup. He had told his family he needed time alone. With him was his dog and his 9 mm handgun. If you pressure him, if he feels cornered, Reeves said he told the police, this will end with Austin killing himself.snip “Please,” the frightened father...
  • Baltimore SWAT: “I Want You To Walk In There And Kill This Guy”

    03/29/2017 4:53:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 29 Mar, 2017 | Bob Owens
    A dramatic incident unfolded during a hostage standoff in Baltimore when a SWAT officer was told by his supervisor to walk into a room and execute a hostage taker. The sergeant’s instructions are unequivocal. “I want you to walk in there and kill this guy,” he tells the shooter, Zachary Wein, who is a 14-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, and an eight-year veteran of the SWAT team. “He’s high on drugs. He can kill the girl at any second,” the sergeant, who police officials declined to identify by name, continues. “I don’t see any need for less lethal.”...
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

    03/26/2017 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...
  • SWAT Team Finds no Sign of Reported Gunman at Stanton Motel

    02/02/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    After a several hours standoff, a motel room was empty when an Orange County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team entered early Thursday morning with a warrant, authorities said. Officers raced to the Riviera Motel at 11892 Beach Boulevard at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday when a man told dispatchers he thought he’d heard people arguing and at least one gunshot, Lt. Kevin La Pyrne said. “Deputies set up a containment around the motel room and attempted to make contact with the occupants of that room,” La Pyrne said. “but nobody answered.” Surrounding rooms were evacuated and a SWAT team took up positions while...
  • Two police officers shot in Canonsburg; search for shooter underway (S.W. Pennsylvania)

    11/10/2016 3:19:15 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    WPXI & Cox ^ | November 10
    CANONSBURG, Pa. - Two police officers were shot early Thursday during a SWAT situation in Canonsburg, Washington County. The officers were shot at about 4 a.m. and an active search for the shooter is ongoing.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis Episode 16: county protest ends with a riot and return to indoor shelters

    11/09/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies
      The protest of Share/wheel at the County Administration building has ended... The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A week ago, The Seattle city council and the King county Administration has caved in to the demands of the largest bum mafia in America. Of course we all know they were in on it the whole time! I mean they want any excuse they can get to raise taxes and increase the size of government!!! The government has agreed to give in to share's demands for funding and has awarded them $428,000 in funding. In addition they will be teaming...
  • Apology Issued After Officers Raid Wrong Home (SWAT in Clifton, Colorado)

    09/16/2016 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Denver CBS Local Channel 4 ^ | September 15, 2016 6:09 PM | CLIFTON, Colo. (CBS4)
    The incident happened on Tuesday at Coronado Court in the town of Clifton in Mesa County. Police said they thought they were targeting a methamphetamine operation and instead forcefully entered a couple’s condo with five children inside. Mesa County and Grand Junction SWAT members surrounded the condo and broke down the front door and destroyed windows as they breached the house.
  • SWAT teams shot suspect with 68 bullets (2006)

    08/13/2016 1:45:23 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 80 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 1, 2006 | Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith
    The Polk County sheriff says they fired 110 times at the man who `executed' a deputy. October 1, 2006|By Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith, Sentinel Staff Writers Face to face with an armed man suspected of killing a Polk County deputy sheriff, SWAT officers riddled his body with 68 bullets. Altogether, nine officers fired 110 times Friday at Angilo Freeland, who Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said "executed" one of his deputies. "That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Judd said after autopsy results were released Saturday. The slain deputy, Matt Williams, 39, was...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Armed man 'covered in blood' holed up in German restaurant

    08/07/2016 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | August 7, 2016 | Alix Culbertson
    A huge police presence is in the German city of Saarbrücken, next to the French border, and officers have sealed off the area. A police official said the man seemed to be in an "exceptional psychological situation" and there were no indications it was a terrorist-related incident. It remained unclear how he came by his injuries. Counter-terrorism officers have been scrambled to the scene and it is believed staff at the "Dubrovnik" restaurant on Kupfergasse Road managed to escape when the gunman entered the building at 9.15am on Sunday. He is thought to have ordered staff out of the building...