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  • Former California cop arrested as Golden State Killer

    04/25/2018 4:22:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2018 | 5:20pm | Natalie O'Neill
    A former California cop was arrested and outed Wednesday as the infamous Golden State Killer — the fiend who murdered at least 12 people and raped dozens of women in the 1970s and ’80s and whose crimes were chronicled in the recent best-selling true-crime book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” authorities said. Officials said they nailed ex-Auburn and former Exeter police Officer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., now 72, by putting him under surveillance a few days ago and getting “discarded DNA” from him — which they then linked to the horrific crime spree. “James DeAngelo has been called a...
  • Police hunt gunman who killed motorist on I-95 in Boca Raton

    02/09/2018 7:12:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2018 | Linda Trischitta
    An unknown gunman killed a man driving a sports car early Wednesday on Interstate 95, but it remained unclear whether shooter was a random sniper. The gunman had not been found late Wednesday. Police released few details about the crime, except to say they believe Edvin Milkevic, 29, of Boca Raton, was shot while driving on the highway. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper at a nighttime paving job on I-95 heard a crash near the Yamato Road exit about 4:30 a.m. The black Nissan 370 Z had hit a construction barrel and drove up the west side of the grassy...
  • Omaha Police sergeant retires after being accused of leaving his fecal matter out in the open

    09/19/2017 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 28 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | September 19, 2017 | Todd Cooper and Kevin Cole
    The head of the Omaha police unit in charge of bomb detonation has retired after fecal matter was found at the Omaha Public Safety Training Center. Omaha Police Sgt. Matthew Manhart, who oversaw the department’s bomb response unit, had been accused of depositing his own fecal matter where a manager at the training center would find it, according to three sources with knowledge of Manhart’s departure. Reports varied on exactly where it was left, but it was in the open and not in a toilet, the sources said. Manhart reportedly had continuing concerns over storage and care of the bomb...
  • More video emerges of suspected drug planting by Baltimore police

    08/03/2017 5:58:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 2, 2017 | Jonathan Allen
    The Baltimore Police Department suspended seven officers after body camera video emerged that the city's public defender said appeared to show them planting drugs in a car during a traffic stop, the second such episode in the city in two weeks.
  • Pulse Attack Survivor Struggles with Distrust and Gratitude Toward Law Enforcement

    05/23/2017 7:14:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/21/2017 | Karl Herchenroeder
    For Carter, the fractured relationship between police and the African-American communities they serve is an issue of trust. “I feel like the police don’t trust the communities that they’re protecting, and I feel like the police don’t trust the people that they’re supposed to be protecting, and if we can figure out a way to build this trust between the police and the community, I think we’ll have a better dynamic going forward,” Carter said.
  • Flags and Swags and Weaponized Eggs

    04/17/2017 6:52:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-17-17 | MOTUS
    Did you see the latest Berkeley confrontation? Or as some wag called it: Worst. Renaissance Fair. Ever.  Alternately called the Flags vs the Swags:Ostensibly it was a Pro-Trump rally accosted by a group of Fascists –who call themselves Anti-Fascists, “Antifa” for short,– protesting Trump’s failure to release his tax returns. Because apparently the “Russia, Russia, Russia!” meme has run its course so we’re back to tax returns. As one might have suspected when a group of thugs dressed up like ISIS show up to confront a group consisting of a of a lot of ex-military,Black hoodies and bandana masks: standard...
  • Letter: One Year Anniversary — In Loving Memory of Officer Ashley Marie Guindon

    02/26/2017 12:54:41 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    InsideNOVA ^ | Feb 24, 2017 Updated Feb 25, 2017 | Sharon Guindon and the entire Guindon Family
    One year ago, my daughter, Officer Ashley Marie Guindon, beloved niece and granddaughter, passed away on February 27, 2016. The entire Guindon family and I would like to thank the many, many people who supported us following her death. Your many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy have been a great comfort to me and my family during this past year. As we write this thank you letter, we want to take this opportunity to offer each and every one of you our deepest and most sincere appreciation for your magnificent support. As we quickly realized, Ashley’s death...
  • A Return to Civility

    05/20/2016 7:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Congressman Dave Reichert
    Every year beginning on May 15th, the United States observes Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to recognize and pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. This week, I joined thousands of families of the fallen and their larger law enforcement families who came to Washington, D.C. to mourn their loss and honor the 252 additional names that will be etched into the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall this year. The deep feelings of pain and sorrow they are experiencing are something I am all too familiar with....
  • Ex-deputy: L.A. County sheriff's deputies beat jail visitor, then lied

    06/20/2015 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 37 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Joel Rubin
    Pntamitr Zunggeemoge said he stuck to the script. After he and other Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies beat a handcuffed man in a jail visitors’ center, he said, they huddled with their sergeant, who came up with a plan. Each of them would claim the man had attacked when one of his hands was uncuffed for fingerprinting. On Wednesday, Zunggeemoge told a downtown federal jury that he and the other deputies had used excessive force on the jail visitor and then fabricated reports and testimony to justify the beating. From the outset, it was understood among the deputies that they...
  • Notice the Media Narrative Now

    12/21/2014 2:17:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 80 replies
    Vanity | 21 December2014 | Trueblackman
    The media is now in full CYA mode over the shooting of 2 NYPD officers yesterday as they have gone to ground to give full cover to President Obama, the Mayor of New York, Al Sharpton and the whole crazed Left Wing. The created narrative now is that, "This was a lone suicidal gunmen, that had nothing to do with the anti-police protest or the movement for social justice!" The media has been quick to read statements from Obama, the Mayor and Sharpton concerning the shootings in the hopes of deflecting blame, but we need to remember that this was...
  • 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 · 125 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...
  • ‘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...
  • College student locked away, forgotten in DEA holding cell for four days, no food, water or toilet

    05/03/2012 5:06:17 AM PDT · by Shane · 136 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/3/2012 | Jeff McDonald
    SAN DIEGO — A California engineering student says he was left alone in a federal holding cell for four days with no food or water, apparently forgotten by the federal drug agents who detained him. Daniel Chong, a senior at the University of California at San Diego, said he was swept up in a Drug Enforcement Administration raid near campus and was taken to a detention facility. After questioning, he was told he would be released. Then the DEA left him locked inside a 5-by-10-foot windowless cell. He screamed. He kicked madly at the door. He cried like a baby....
  • TSA, FHP officers arrested as Florida to Connecticut drug pipeline busted

    09/14/2011 6:30:08 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 9 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 13, 2011 | Robert Nolin
    Thinking he was providing protection for a drug dealer delivering his goods in Connecticut, the Florida Highway Patrol trooper bragged about his own criminal past. "I used to get big in weed and coke," he said. "Moving about 20-30 kilos at a time." The exchange was captured by a hidden microphone. The Ocala-based trooper, along with two Transportation Security Administration officers working at Palm Beach International Airport, were among 18 people arrested this week for channeling tens of thousands of highly addictive oxycodone pills from Florida to Connecticut over the past year. Also snared in the federal sting Monday and...
  • Even a top cop concedes a right to video arrests - but the street tells a different story

    09/07/2011 4:44:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    philly.com ^ | 3 September, 2011 | JAN RANSOM
    TAMERA MEDLEY begged the police officer to stop slamming her head - over and over - into the hood of a police cruiser. Thinking they were helping, passers-by Shakir Riley and Melissa Hurling both turned their cellphone video cameras toward the melee that had erupted on Jefferson Street in Wynnefield, they said. But then the cops turned on them. Riley had started to walk away when at least five baton-wielding cops followed him, he said, and they beat him, poured a soda on his face and stomped on his phone, destroying the video he had just taken. Meanwhile, two officers...
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...
  • News Cameraman Arrested For Filming Police Chase

    08/01/2011 7:43:00 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 1, 2011
    The cameraman, Phil Datz, was standing on the sidewalk of Sycamore Avenue in Bohemia, video taping the end of a police chase, when a Fifth Precinct police officer told him to “just go away.” Mr. Datz called Suffolk County Police Public Information Officer to get permission which was granted, Mr Datz was still arrested while filming from one block away on a public street while cars used the same road without restriction. Suffolk County police confirmed that Datz was arrested and said he was charged with obstruction of governmental administration. He was taken to the Fifth Precinct stationhouse in Patchogue...
  • Cop pulling DARE trailer charged with DUI

    07/29/2011 7:04:10 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Wave3.com ^ | 29 July 2011 | Katie Bauer
    SALEM, IN (WAVE) – A police officer is facing drunk driving charges in Washington County, Indiana and the arresting officers say he was carrying a message about drug abuse education at the time. Not only a police officer, but according to the Seymour Police Department website, he is the School Resource Officer, responsible for seven schools, acting as a mentor and providing students with a role model. It even states that he conducts lectures on narcotics and alcohol and their effects on driving. Seymour Police Officer John Newcomb (Source; Washington County, IN Jail) Witnesses say when Newcomb was taken from...
  • 'OUTRAGE' UPDATE: 2nd profanity-laced video involving Canton, OH cop surfaces

    07/29/2011 3:33:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Things may have just gone from bad to worse for the Canton, OH police department and a foul-mouthed police officer who has already been placed on administrative leave, as a second video, this one from 2010, has surfaced courtesy of the Canton Repository. It is almost certain to re-ignite passions on several Northwest gun rights forums including Northwest Firearms (where the discussion thread was locked) WaGuns.org, Hunting-Washington and GunRightsMedia.com. The discussion has also been locked at TheHighRoad.org, which ignited this discussion, and this one. This time around, according to the newspaper, officer Daniel Harless pulled over a car on a...
  • Police K9 dies in heat

    07/28/2011 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Immerito · 34 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 25, 2011 | Penny Eims
    BARTLESVILLE, OK - To Protect and Serve... sadly, one of their own failed to be provided with sufficient protection from the elements to survive. Last Wednesday, a Bartlesville Police Department K9 died. The dog, a 2 yr-old Belgian Malinois named Copper, had been with the department for just 5 months before his tragic death. Copper lived with his handler, a Bartlesville Police officer - the man left Copper in his outdoor kennel for "a couple of hours" on Wednesday. When the handler returned home, the dog was dead on the slab of his kennel...slab? As in cement? In the heat...