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  • ‘Act of respect': Why family of Idaho rancher slain by deputies won’t name his killers

    11/19/2015 5:58:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In any officer-involved shooting, it's among the first things that the community wants to know: the names of the officers involved. "We believe Brown's family, and the public at large, have the right to know the name of the man who killed their son," Gawker wrote in a piece called "Who Killed Michael Brown?" published four days after the unarmed 19-year-old was slain by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., last year. "For this reason, we're asking readers who know the identity of the officer to share it with us, either below this post or over email. If we can confirm...
  • Adams County [Idaho] rancher shot and killed by deputies

    11/02/2015 4:48:02 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 91 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 |
    Idaho State Police are investigating after a Council rancher was shot and killed Sunday by deputies with the Adams County Sheriff's Office. The incident began when a Subaru station wagon crashed into a bull on US 95 north of Council at about 6:45 p.m. Emergency responders and Adams County deputies responded and were working to extricate the two people inside the car. Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman said the bull, which was injured in the collision, started charging at emergency responders and other vehicles. "The bull was very agitated and was aggressive to emergency services, as well as the other...
  • Egyptian security forces shoot at Mexican tourist convoy, kill 12: statement

    09/13/2015 5:47:47 PM PDT · by windcliff · 34 replies ^ | 9-13-15 | Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Ahmed Tolba
    Egypt's police and military killed 12 Egyptians and Mexicans and injured 10 when they accidentally shot at a Mexican tourist convoy whilst engaging militants in the country's western desert, the ministry of interior said on Monday. "A joint force from the police and military, whilst chasing terrorist elements in the oasis area of the western desert tonight, accidentally engaged four four-wheel drives belonging to a Mexican tourist group," the ministry said in a statement.
  • South Carolina police shooting defense: What the video doesn't show

    04/08/2015 1:06:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 222 replies
    la times ^ | 4-8-2015 | RICHARD WINTON
    The video appears to be damning: a white police officer fatally shooting a black man in the back as he ran away. The shooting of Walter Scott by North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Thomas Stager has generated national outrage. Stager has been fired and charged with murder. Legal and police tactics experts said the video would be powerful evidence in the criminal case. But they say it still leaves Stagers defense with options. One likely defense focus will be what is not on the video. The interaction between Scott and Stager before the shooting is not seen, nor is the...
  • GBI investigating SWAT team shooting of Iraq war vet in Appling County standoff

    02/21/2012 8:54:11 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 53 replies ^ | 21 Feb 2012 | Terry Dickson
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the weekend shooting death of an Iraq war veteran in an armed standoff near Appling Countys Surrency community, Appling Sheriff Bennie DeLoach said. Neighbors of James M. Dixon III, 31, called the Sheriffs Office about 3:50 a.m. Sunday to say someone had fired a shot through their house, DeLoach said in a release. Deputies went to Dixons house but decided for safety reasons to wait until daylight before confronting whoever fired the shot, DeLoach said. As they waited, Dixon left the house and drove to his parents house about a half mile away...
  • Cry of Gun! Is Claimed in Fatal Shooting of Fellow Officer

    03/16/2011 10:26:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2011 | MICHAEL WILSON
    Nassau County police officers who witnessed the fatal shooting of a fellow officer last weekend said that the victim was wearing his badge and that they did not hear the officer who shot him identify himself or yell anything before firing, the president of the Nassau police union said Monday. No one heard, Stop! Police! James Carver, the president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said. However, someone seems to have yelled something: officers have said that a civilian at the chaotic scene possibly a retired New York City police sergeant was heard yelling Gun! Gun!...
  • tito

    10/30/2008 6:37:15 PM PDT · by Sheckie · 32 replies · 774+ views
    this guy is great tune in now
  • Mother of slain rapper sues city (Chicago)

    11/30/2007 7:06:35 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 183+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 30, 2007 | FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS
    The mother of West Side rapper "The Saint," who was fatally shot by police two weeks ago, filed a lawsuit Friday-- the third suit filed by the rappers family members in three days. Juanita Wilson, mother of the deceased rapper, is suing for the wrongful death of her son, Freddie Latrice Wilson, according to a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday. Juanita Wilson is suing the City of Chicago after Freddie Wilson was stopped by police officers on the 100 block of North Lorel Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on Nov. 13. The suit claims four unknown officers...
  • Police officers indicted in New Orleans (portrayed as 'trigger happy' by DA after Hurricane Katrina)

    12/28/2006 2:57:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 958+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/28/06 | Michael Kunzelman - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - Seven police officers were indicted Thursday on murder or attempted murder charges in a pair of shootings on a bridge that left two people dead during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The district attorney portrayed the officers as trigger happy. "We cannot allow our police officers to shoot and kill our citizens without justification like rabid dogs," District Attorney Eddie Jordan said. The shootings took place under murky circumstances six days after the storm and became one of the most widely cited examples of the anarchy that descended after Katrina. Two young men were killed and...
  • US Border Patrol Action Alert!

    08/08/2006 6:59:51 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 48 replies · 2,328+ views
    US Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos attorney is Mary Stillinger (article at the end of this email) (915) 544-0415 I just spoke with Attorney Mary Stillinger's legal assistant, Ruth. She said that the U.S. Border Patrol Agents are scheduled for their sentencing on August 22nd. Ruth said IF WE SEND LETTERS stating the border patrol agents have been wrongly accused THAT ATTORNEY MARY STILLINGER CAN USE OUR LETTERS WHEN SHE GOES BEFORE THE JUDGE on August 22nd. Letters could be helpful for both the sentencing and the appeal in this case, she said. I have been researching this issue...
  • 2 Border Patrol agents face 20 years in prison (PC BS)

    08/07/2006 8:46:01 AM PDT · by radar101 · 28 replies · 2,104+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7 AUGUST 2006 |
    When Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos pulled the trigger last February, all he knew was that his partner was lying on the ground behind him bloodied from a struggle with a fleeing suspect shots had been fired and now, it appeared, the drug smuggler he was pursuing had turned toward him with what looked to be a gun in his hand. In the split-second he had to respond, Ramos determined the course of his and his partner's lives federal prison for the next 20 years for assault with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging...
  • Convicted border agent tells his story

    08/06/2006 10:57:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 131 replies · 3,050+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/6/06 | Sara A. Carter
    EL PASO, Texas - Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos could hear his heart racing. He could feel the dry, hot dust burning against his skin as he chased a drug trafficker trying to flee back into Mexico. Ramos' fellow agent, Jose Alonso Compean, was lying on the ground behind him, banged up and bloody from a scuffle with the much-bigger smuggler moments earlier. Suddenly the smuggler turned toward the pursuing Ramos, gun in hand. Ramos, his own weapon already drawn, shot at him, though the man was able to flee into the brush and escape the agents. Now, nearly 18...
  • Broken Borders

    08/09/2006 4:24:36 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 18 replies · 716+ views
    program show for 8/09/06, 6:00 PM EST Broken Borders We will bring you a shocking report from the U.S.-Mexico border on two border patrol agents who could face life in prison for enforcing border security.
  • Copter Suspect Had Sniper Skills (NM Former Marine)

    08/18/2005 7:35:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 1,143+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2005 | Carolyn Carlson
    A West Side man arrested on suspicion of shooting down a Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department helicopter apparently had the skills to do it he is a former Marine Corps marksmanship instructor who served and was wounded in Afghanistan, court records show. Jason Kerns, 29, who described himself to police as a "sniper" just after the chopper crashed on Aug. 6 on the edge of the Paradise Hills golf course, is a former lance corporal who was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2001. He served as a helicopter mechanic and range coach marksmanship instructor, according to an arrest warrant. Kerns...
  • Officer disciplined for using Taser on elderly woman (at the EdenGardens retirement home!)

    01/28/2005 6:15:58 PM PST · by ambrose · 32 replies · 649+ views
    AP ^ | 1/28/05
    Posted on Fri, Jan. 28, 2005 Officer disciplined for using Taser on elderly woman Associated Press ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill police officer received a verbal warning and was required to attend a Taser retraining course after using a stun gun on an elderly woman, according to documents released Thursday. An internal investigation found that Officer Hattie Jean Macon acted prematurely when she used a Taser on Margaret Kimbrell, 75, at EdenGardens retirement home, where Kimbrell had gone to visit a friend on Oct. 15. Police Chief John Gregory said Macon should have used the "empty-hand technique" -...
  • Police kill dog while stopping at wrong house on alarm call

    05/03/2004 10:31:50 AM PDT · by decimon · 193 replies · 2,794+ views
    Milwaukee Sentinel Journal ^ | April 30, 2004 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Muskego - Police officers responding to a burglar alarm at the wrong house shot and killed a 100-pound family dog that bounded toward them, the dog's owner said Friday. Muskego At his mother's home Tuesday afternoon, Jacob Davida was working on his computer when he heard a knock at the front door. With Bongo, the family's Mastiff, St. Bernard and German shepherd mix at his side, Davida opened the door to find police officers with guns drawn. As usual, Bongo, 9, was without a leash because he didn't run off and never harmed anyone, Davida said. Bongo, with golden fur...
  • Cop took just 3 seconds to shoot dog

    01/08/2003 11:35:54 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 699 replies · 8,151+ views ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2003
    The Tennessee policeman who shot and killed a family's dog during a terrorizing traffic stop took just three seconds to slay the animal after it jumped out its owners' car, reports the Cookeville Herald-Citizen. Law-enforcement authorities released a videotape of the incident yesterday, which shows the three-second time frame on the tape's counter. The Cookeville police officer who shot the dog, Eric Hall, has since been reassigned to administrative duties while the incident is probed. As WorldNetDaily reported, the Smoak family was returning to their home in North Carolina on New Year's Day when three police cars swarmed their vehicle...