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  • Officer takes cover as man with concealed carry permit fires at suspect

    07/29/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/29/2014 | Carlos Sadovi
    A man with a concealed carry permit shot at an armed robbery suspect who was running from a cell phone store in Crestwood, prompting an officer who was also chasing the suspect to take cover, police said. The man with the permit told police he was about to step inside an AT&T store at 4756 W. Cal-Sag Road around noon Saturday when he noticed the store was being robbed, Crestwood police said in a statement. The man said he stayed outside to prevent anyone from entering, police said. After he saw the suspect leaving through a back door, he entered...
  • Suit: Seattle police say use-of-force policies unconstitutional

    05/29/2014 12:38:17 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    KOMO Seattle ^ | May 29, 2014 | Staff
    More than 100 officers from the Seattle Police Department are suing the city and the Justice Department, claiming their department's new use-of-force policies put them in danger and violate their constitutional rights. In 2012 Seattle officials agreed to an independent monitor and court oversight of the city's police department as part of a deal with the Justice Department following a report that found officers routinely used excessive force. The civil suit, which was filed Wednesday, names Attorney General Eric Holder, the City of Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray, City Attorney Pete Holmes, and federal monitor Merrick Bob. In the suit, the...
  • Obama/Dept of Justice cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments (while yutes run riot)

    05/31/2011 7:21:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 31, 2011 | Darla Dawald
    Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departmentsBy Justin Elliott AP/Julio Cortez Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, center, talks about a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a May 9 news conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, far left. In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force.In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched...
  • Darfur Warriors of the NY Times

    03/31/2007 5:20:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 206+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back in December I wrote an item entitled Darfur Warriors of the Boston Globe, describing the newspaper's call for muscular action to end ethnic strife in that region of Africa. Earlier this month, the Globe was back on the case, as I described in The Darfur Double Standard: Globe Calls for Intervention. Well, you might say, like child like parent. The New York Times, parent corporation of the Globe, is out with an editorial this morning, Talking Darfur to Death, very much along the same lines. The Times politely writes off UN expressions of concern and Arab League diplomacy. Instead,...
  • Thank God For Moral Violence (Dennis Prager On Why The Use Of Force IS Sometimes A Moral Good Alert)

    07/04/2006 1:41:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 1,565+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/04/06 | Dennis Prager
    Let us make war on the phrase "violence doesn't solve anything." It is a lie, and anyone who utters it cannot be taken morally seriously. Take, for example, the American use of violence against the Taliban. Thanks to it, Afghani women may get an education, attend public events without a male escort and otherwise ascend above their prior status as captive animals. Thanks to American violence in Afghanistan, Islamic terror has started to decline in prestige among many Muslims who had previously romanticized it. Though many Muslims still glorify Muslims who blow themselves up in order to murder Jews and...
  • S.D. officer has 5 fatal shootings(Touchy-Feely alert)

    07/06/2005 2:45:11 PM PDT · by radar101 · 85 replies · 1,657+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION ^ | July 6, 2005 | Joe Hughes
    When veteran San Diego police Officer Phillip Bozarth shot and killed a 24-year-old man June 25, it marked the fifth person he has killed on the job in his 20-year career, police confirmed yesterday The four other shootings were ruled legal and justified – and the latest involving the death of Ricardo Morales Carbajal remains under investigation. "We don't want to see a sixth," said Mary Powers, national coordinator for the National Coalition for Police Accountability. Despite being what some might consider a cowboy cop, San Diego police officials call Bozarth one of the department's best officers. Bozarth, 42, is...
  • Kerryvision (Iraq War Vote) [Watch Kerry say he would still vote for war!]

    09/15/2004 11:38:17 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 300+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | September 15, 2004
    KERRYVISION You Have To See It To Believe ItCNN'S CANDY CROWLEY:  "John Kerry out looking at the Grand Canyon today, stopped by reporters. Among the questions asked, 'If you knew then what you know now, would you still have voted for the Iraq war resolution?' Here, we believe, is his answer." KERRY: "I'd challenge the president back. But I'm ready for any challenge and I'll answer directly. Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it's the right authority for a president to have. But I would have used that authority as I have said throughout this campaign,...
  • FBI studies Garland police shooting - use of force against minorities cited as the reason

    01/25/2003 6:13:23 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 4 replies · 380+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2003 | The Dallas Morning News Staff
    FBI studies Garland police shooting 01/25/2003 From Staff Reports Garland Police Chief Larry Wilson asked the FBI on Friday to investigate his officers' fatal shooting of Jorge Cruz. The request comes in response to complaints about the department's use of force against minorities. On Wednesday, a Dallas County grand jury declined to indict the four officers who fired at Mr. Cruz on Aug. 31. The officers also have been cleared by a Garland department shooting review board. According to police reports, Mr. Cruz had threatened neighbors with a knife and attacked the officers after ignoring their commands in English...
  • Man Who Taped Police Beating Arrested in L.A.

    07/11/2002 4:37:33 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 347 replies · 640+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 07/11/02 | Dan Whitcomb
    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man who videotaped a police beating near Los Angeles that enraged black leaders and then dodged a grand jury inquiry into the matter was arrested on Thursday as he prepared to grant a television interview. Photos Reuters Photo Slideshows Audio/Video (AP) Mitchell Crooks was taken into custody on warrants issued in northern California for petty theft and drunken driving. Authorities also served him with a subpoena to testify before the Los Angeles County grand jury. Crooks' arrest was videotaped and broadcast on local KCAL-TV, showing undercover officers hustling him into a sports...