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  • Currituck sheriff's office gets an 18-ton armored truck (NC OBX)

    12/02/2013 12:15:00 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 83 replies
    Pilot ^ | 12/2/13 | Jeff Hampton
    CURRITUCK, N.C. The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office now owns an 18-ton military armored truck able to take on high-powered rifle fire or roll through Outer Banks floodwaters. The $412,000, mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle known as an MRAP comes free as surplus from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Currituck is one of five North Carolina and two Virginia law enforcement agencies to receive one of the armored trucks this year. The federal government has given out 165 nationally since August, said Michelle McCaskill, a spokeswoman for the Defense Logistics Agency. “Some people might ask, ‘Why do we need something like this?’ ”...
  • Cops Subject Man To Rectal Searches, Enemas And A Colonoscopy In Futile Effort To Find Drugs

    11/06/2013 11:30:33 PM PST · by Kegger · 171 replies
    techdirt ^ | Wed, Nov 6th 2013 5:34am | Tim Cushing
    ... David Eckert, a resident of Deming, NM, was pulled over by police officers after failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. For whatever reason, the officers decided Eckert was hiding something, or perhaps they were unsatisfied that a routine stop hadn't blown up into something bigger. ... 1. Eckert's abdominal area was x-rayed; no narcotics were found. 2. Doctors then performed an exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found. 3. Doctors performed a second exam of Eckert's anus with their fingers; no narcotics were found. 4. Doctors penetrated Eckert's anus to...
  • 4 On Your Side looks into traffic stop gone horribly wrong for Lordsburg man

    11/05/2013 5:28:49 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 187 replies
    This 4 On Your Side investigation looks into the actions of police officers and doctors in Southern New Mexico. A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center made some questionable decisions. The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by...
  • Andy Lopez Family to File Federal Lawsuit, Claiming Violation of Fourth Amendment

    11/04/2013 11:51:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 101 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | Lisa Fernandez
    The parents of a 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy killed by a sheriff's deputy who thought the airsoft rifle he was carrying was real, plan to file a federal lawsuit in San Francisco on Monday, claiming the deputy who shot their son violated the boy's Fourth Amendment rights as they pertain to limits on police authority..... The Fourth Amendment states that citizens have the right to be secure against unreasonalbe searches and seizures. In an interview with NBC Bay Area on Monday morning, he said he will also allege that Gelhaus has been involved in prior instances of "excessive force" and...
  • Autopsy of police shooting victim: No drugs, legal blood-alcohol level

    11/04/2013 8:02:26 AM PST · by Reese Hamm · 37 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | November 1, 2013 | Joe Marusak
    The autopsy of an unarmed man killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in September shows he had 10 bullet wounds, including five that were fatal. The report released Friday also revealed no illegal drugs in Jonathon Ferrell’s system. The 24-year-old had a blood-alcohol content of 0.06, which is within the legal limit of 0.08 for driving, the autopsy results also show. He also had traces of nicotine and caffeine. On the night of Sept. 14, Ferrell wrecked his car on Reedy Creek Road in northeast Charlotte and then banged on the door of a nearby house. The woman inside the...
  • Puppycide A surprising number of dogs are shot by cops.

    11/04/2013 6:03:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | November 4, 2013 4:00 AM | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    On a Sunday afternoon in October of this year, Gabrielle Stropkai’s dog was shot by a police officer investigating a burglary nearby. The dog “was walking by and went ‘ruff ruff’ — just a couple of little ruffs,” a neighbor of the Stropkais’ told local television in Boise, Idado. But “she didn’t jump at him or anything.” In response, the owner remembers, the officer “pulled his weapon, asked whose dog it was, and shot her in the back of the head.” The dog died instantly. The Stropkais are not alone in their grief. A Google search for “dog shot by...
  • Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun

    11/03/2013 8:18:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 348 replies ^ | 3 November 2013 | STEVE NOLAN
    Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun on a driver during traffic stop two months earlier A driver has come forward saying the deputy who shot dead a 13-year-old California boy after mistaking his fake AK-47 as real pulled a gun on him also, after he failed to signal a lane change during a carpool. Jeff Westbrook, 57, of Santa Rosa said he was mistreated by Deputy Erick Gelhaus after being pulled over Aug. 21 in Cotati, so much so that at one...
  • Lopez attorney: Sheriff's office 'encourages' use of deadly force

    11/02/2013 12:25:28 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 19 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | Nov. 1, 2013 | Martin Espinoza
    As a large wooden shrine sprung up Friday in the southwest Santa Rosa lot where a sheriff's deputy killed Andy Lopez last week, an attorney for the teen's family outlined the framework of a federal civil rights lawsuit the family intends to file next week. Arnoldo Casillas, the attorney representing the Lopez family, said the Oct. 22 shooting was unconstitutional because it violated the Fourth Amendment's limits on police authority. The family will file a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco contending that Deputy Erick Gelhaus shot Lopez “without reasonable cause,” Casillas said in a statement. The...
  • Santa Rosa police release more information about shooting death of 13-year-old boy by deputies

    10/31/2013 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 98 replies
    Mercury News ^ | October 31, 2013 | Bay City News
    <p>SANTA ROSA - Santa Rosa police released more details today in response to persistent questions about the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy in southwest Santa Rosa last week....</p> <p>Henry said Gelhaus said he knows he yelled at least once to Lopez to drop the rifle, but Gelhaus said he is unsure whether he identified himself as a sheriff's deputy.</p>
  • The War on Us (Police State America)

    10/30/2013 7:01:16 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies ^ | October 29, 2019 | Donald R. McClarey
    Back in the Eighties, when the Time-Life series on the Civil War was coming out, there was a dramatic ad with a Civil War soldier pointing a musket at the reader. The ad said: “If the battle of Gettysburg were fought today, you would be the enemy.” Increasingly many Americans, most, but not all, conservative and/or religious, are being treated as enemies to be subdued by their own government. Angelo M. Codevilla in a brilliant post at the Library of Liberty and Law faces the issue squarely: Increasingly, the US government’s many police forces (often state and local ones as...
  • Man, 61, dies in officer-involved shooting (over a code violation [in Statesboro, GA])

    10/29/2013 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Eagle Bomba · 137 replies
    Statesboro Herald ^ | October 28, 2013 | Jeff Harrison
    "No officers were injured during the shooting," Samples said, but "we did have one officer receive a minor injury, not related to the gunfire." Though police were guarded with details surrounding the case, eyewitnesses claim the shootout was prompted by a code enforcement operation involving an old, rusted and inoperable van owned by Pryor. Witnesses say a Statesboro Code Compliance officer reported to Pryor's home to seize the van, which has sat idle in the yard for several years. "He has had the van forever. They have been asking for years for him to move it. He signed some papers,...
  • UPDATE: Family Demands Answers From Police In Dog Shooting

    10/28/2013 5:20:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 55 replies ^ | Oct 25, 2013/Updated: Oct 28, 2013 | Greg Gullberg
    SAVANNAH, GA - A Savannah family is demanding answers from police as to why they shot their beloved dog. New: (photo) Police detail in a report that six rounds were fired at the dog. Officers claim the animal charged at children and officers. The pit bull got out of their house Thursday morning on East 71st Street off of DeRenne Avenue. But police and the family disagree on what happened next. The family says Ziggy was a kind soul to kids and small animals. But police tell a very different story. They say the 100 pound animal was on a...
  • Andy Lopez Cruz death: California cop's mistaken shooting of boy in seconds

    10/27/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT · by Rabin · 50 replies ^ | October 25, 2013 9:55:04 | Ronnie Cohen, Reuters
    SANTA ROSA, CALIF. - 3:14 p.m. Tuesday, less than 10 seconds elapsed from the time sheriff's deputies spotted a 13-year-old California boy carrying what they thought was an assault rifle and the moment they shot him dead, only to learn afterward the gun was a plastic replica. It took 16 seconds more for the two officers to call for medical assistance, according to the time line of events released by police investigating Tuesday's shooting Andy Lopez Cruz, had been on his way to a friend's house (with a toy) gun... He died at the scene... seven bullets struck the boy,...
  • Dallas cop who shot mentally ill man in stomach is fired after surveillance

    10/26/2013 7:16:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies ^ | 26 October 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A Dallas police officer involved in the shooting of a mentally ill man, that was caught on camera, has been fired. Surveillance video shows Cardan Spencer was 20 feet away from paranoid schizophrenic Bobby Bennet when he shot him in the stomach. The police officer and his partner had maintained their story: that they were forced to shoot after the man threatened their safety by lunging at the pair with a knife. Officer Spencer has now been fired pending a criminal investigation after a neighbor released surveillance video capturing the incident that showed nothing documented in the police report actually...
  • Family Outraged After Boise Police Officer Shoots and Kills Dog (Barked at Officer)

    10/25/2013 5:06:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 147 replies
    KTVB ^ | Monday, Oct 21 | Andrea Lutz
    A Boise family is outraged over the death of their 5-year-old dog. Sunday afternoon, a Boise Police officer fired his weapon at the dog, killing it. For years, Gabrielle Stropkai found companionship in her dog, Kita, calling her a lover and a friend for her son Hayden to grow up with. “We have kids who run up and pull her tail and grab her by the back of the neck and get in her face and she does nothing but love on them,” said Stropkai. However, as two Boise patrol officers were investigating a theft that was reported in the...
  • Cop suspended after horrific video of him 'kicking and hitting his child because

    10/25/2013 1:33:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies ^ | 25 October 2013 | RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Cop suspended after horrific video of him 'kicking and hitting his child because she ate carrots' is released as it emerges police police chief knew and did nothing A police officer is accused of beating his teenage daughter, force feeding her hot sauce, beating her with ropes and tying her hands with plastic zip ties and handcuffs, it emerged today. Jeremy Yachik, 35, from Loveland, Colorado, was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with four counts of child abuse and one count of false imprisonment. His ex-fiancee Ashley Saint-Roberts sent an email to officers and news agencies accusing Yachik of...
  • FBI to investigate Andy Lopez shooting (Santa Rosa, CA)

    10/26/2013 2:45:40 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 20 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 10/26/2013 | Brett Wilkison
    The FBI is launching its own investigation into the shooting this week of Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who mistook the BB gun Lopez was holding for an assault rifle. FBI officials notified command staff for Sheriff Steve Freitas and Santa Rosa Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm of the move Friday. The federal inquiry is separate from the investigation led by Santa Rosa police into the deputy-involved shooting. A spokesman in the FBI’s San Francisco office called the agency’s inquiry a “shooting review,” looking into the “incident itself (and) the deputies’ response.”...
  • Cops 'shot 13-year-old boy carrying toy rifle' only 10 SECONDS after first spotting him

    10/26/2013 1:04:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 316 replies ^ | , 26 October 2013 | DAVID MCCORMACK, ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER and RYAN GORMAN
    Cops took no more than 10 seconds to fire six or seven shots into the body of dying teenager Andy Lopez after seeing him with a toy pellet gun. Mr Lopez was spotted by deputies on Tuesday afternoon in Santa Rosa, California, carrying the toy rifle, which they mistakenly thought was a real assault weapon. The time that elapsed between when officers reported the sighting to dispatch and then reported shots fired was only 10 seconds. Hundreds of local residents marched on Wednesday night to remember the popular teen and protest at the senseless shooting. They chanted 'We need justice'...
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • Who Will Protect You from the Police? The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions

    10/24/2013 11:32:32 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 57 replies
    The Times Weekly.Com ^ | October 23, 2013 | John W. Whitehead
    Before I go any further, let me start by saying this: the problem is not that all police are bad. The problem, is that increasing numbers of police officers are badly trained, illiterate when it comes to the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment, and, in some cases, willfully ignorant about the fact that they are supposed to be peacekeepers working for us, the taxpayer. Unfortunately, with every passing week, we are hearing more and more horror stories in which homeowners are injured or killed simply because they mistook a SWAT team raid by police for a home invasion by criminals....