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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....
  • CA Deputies Shoot, Kill 13-Year-Old Carrying Fake 'Assault Weapon'

    10/23/2013 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 114 replies ^ | 23 Oct 2013, 7:38 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    CA Deputies Shoot, Kill 13-Year-Old Carrying Fake 'Assault Weapon'by AWR Hawkins23 Oct 2013, 7:38 AM PDT On October 22, a 13-year old boy was shot and killed by Santa Rosa, California Sheriff's deputies after they saw him walking down the street with what they thought to be an "assault rifle." According to the Associated Press, the deputies ordered the boy to drop the weapon and eventually "fired several rounds." The boy fell to the ground and was handcuffed, after which the deputies "began administering first aid." The 13-year old was pronounced dead at the scene. It turns out his "assault...
  • Column: The militarization of U.S. police forces

    10/23/2013 1:36:15 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/2013 | Michael Shank and Elizabeth Beavers
    This month, more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs) have found their way from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the Main Streets of America. These are just the latest acquisitions in a growing practice by Pentagon that's militarizing America's municipal police forces. Police departments in Boise and Nampa, Idaho, each acquired an MRAP, as did the force in High Springs, Florida. The offer of war-ready machinery, at practically no cost, has proven hard to resist for local police departments. Increasingly, they are looking like soldiers equipped for battle. The growing similarity between our domestic police forces and the U.S. military...
  • Police Officer Fired After Shooting and Pepper Spraying Squirrel

    10/22/2013 1:17:32 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 43 replies ^ | Oct 22 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WBIR) - A Tennessee police officer has been fired after displaying heavy force in an attempt to rid a Dollar General Store of a squirrel. The incident occurred last Thursday in Mountain City, when according to police documents, now-former Officer Jody Putnam found himself at the right place at the right time. Or the wrong place at the wrong time. Documents state that Putnam happened to be inside the Dollar General Store at the same time employees noticed a squirrel. That's when Putnam sprang into action, discharging his firearm at the squirrel inside the store. Unsuccessful, he...
  • Local cops really excited about their terrifying new tank

    10/22/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 154 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2013 | Robby Soave
    The police department in St. Cloud, Minnesota is excited to have a new means of transportation: a menacing, jet-black tank. “We got to acquire a very expensive piece of equipment that has everything to do with our ability to do our job in a safe effective way,” said St. Cloud Police Lt. Jeff Oxton in reference to the armored car, which is designed for battlefield combat operations. The SWAT team will use the tank–which is built to endure grenade explosions–when executing search warrants or responding to disturbances that may involve knives or firearms. Local police are increasingly utilizing military-style vehicles...
  • "I Support an Orwellian Police State in America"

    10/21/2013 2:15:32 PM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 21, 2013
    Published on Oct 21, 2013 Political prankster Mark Dice asks San Diego beach-goers if they'll sign a petition supporting "the Police State" which includes "Orwellian" and "Nazi-Style" tactics to "keep Americans safe" in this "Brave New World." Subscribe to Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. Check out Mark's books in paperback on or e-book on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play. Mark frequently stirs...
  • Caring for the next Miriam Carey

    10/17/2013 6:08:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 09, 2013 | Rada K. Dagher
    Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What mental illness did she suffer from? Ms. Carey's mother said her daughter was diagnosed with postpartum depression after her baby was born, and months later she was hospitalized for feeling sick and depressed. Some media outlets took that to mean that postpartum depression was behind Ms. Carey's erratic behavior. These assumptions threaten to stigmatize...
  • Trial Of Soldier (FREEPER) Chris Grisham, Who Carried AR-15 Rifle On Public Street, Goes To Jury

    10/17/2013 1:16:18 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 249 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/18/2013 | By Jonathan Vankin
    The fate of a Fort Hood soldier who was arrested in March while openly carrying an AR-15 rifle down a road in Central Texas is now in the hands of a jury. The trial of Christopher Grisham has drawn the ardent interest of gun-rights advocates nationwide. Grisham, an active-duty Army Master Sergeant, was accompanying his 15-year-old son on a 10-mile hike back in March. The hike was part of the younger Grisham’s Boy Scout activities. Grisham and Christopher Grisham Jr. were walking along Airport Road in West Temple, Texas, when they were approached by police officer Steve Ermis. The police...
  • Video shows Dallas officer shooting man standing with arms at his side

    10/18/2013 4:11:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/17/13 | TANYA EISERER
    Family and friends of a mentally ill Rylie man want answers after a Dallas police officer shot him for no apparent reason Monday in broad daylight outside his home. A police report says that Officer Cardan Spencer fired on Bobby Gerald Bennett, 52, after Bennett walked toward him and his partner with a “knife raised in an aggressive manner.” But a neighbor’s video surveillance camera recording obtained by WFAA-TV (Channel 8) shows something different: It shows Bennett, who was seated in a chair, initially rolling back from officers as they advance on him. Bennett then stands up but does not...
  • Video shows Dallas officer shooting man standing with arms at his side

    10/17/2013 11:13:56 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 69 replies
    RYLIE — Family and friends of a mentally ill Rylie man want answers after a Dallas police officer shot him for no apparent reason Monday in broad daylight outside his home. A police report says that Officer Cardan Spencer fired on Bobby Gerald Bennett, 52, after Bennett walked toward him and his partner with a “knife raised in an aggressive manner.” But a neighbor’s video surveillance camera recording obtained by WFAA-TV (Channel 8) shows something different: It shows Bennett, who was seated in a chair, initially rolling back from officers as they advance on him. Bennett then stands up but...
  • Woman Says She Called 911 for an Ambulance for Her Fiancé, Cops Came and Shot Him Instead

    10/17/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies ^ | October 7, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Jack Lamar Roberson was shot and killed by police in his home on Friday afternoon in Waycross, Georgia. According to local TV station First Coast News, his fiancée Alcia Herron called 911 for an ambulance after becoming worried about diabetes medication Roberson had taken. Cops claim Roberson was brandishing two weapons (not identified by police, though the mayor said he was told it was a knife) and came toward them “aggressively armed”. Police also say they were informed Roberson had attempted to commit suicide and was being combative while on their way to his residence. His mother and his fiancée...
  • Police smell meth, raid home, kill 80-year-old man, find no meth

    10/16/2013 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/16/2013 | Robby Soave
    Los Angeles County deputies raided the home of Eugene Mallory and Tonya Pate. Authorities claim they had probable cause to search the premises because they could smell chemicals used to make methamphetamine while standing outside the house. Police suspected Mallory of being involved in an illegal meth ring. Mallory was asleep in bed when police entered his home. Pate said her husband has bad eyesight, and couldn’t tell that the men entering the house were police officers without his glasses. The deputies claim that Mallory pointed a gun at them, requiring them to take defensive measures. They shot him six...
  • Cleveland police suspend 63 officers over deadly chase (officers fired 137 shots)

    10/15/2013 1:21:28 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 28 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2013 | JOHN SEEWER
    A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland nearly a year ago has led to suspensions for 63 patrol officers who violated orders and department rules, the city's police chief said Tuesday. Read more:
  • Report: Off-duty deputy handcuffed, assaulted soldier he was fighting with at bar

    10/15/2013 3:43:49 AM PDT · by Altariel · 46 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | WIS Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An off-duty Richland County sheriff's deputy is in hot water after allegedly assaulting a woman, handcuffing her and slamming her head into a table at a Columbia restaurant on Monday. Columbia police arrested 49-year-old Deputy Paul Allen Derrick at Buffalo Wild Wings on Devine Street and charged him with assault. The incident happened just after 11 p.m. According to a Columbia Police Department incident report, Derrick approached a female soldier from Fort Jackson who appeared to be upset. The report states the 23-year-old showed no interest in Derrick and the two started arguing. Police say Derrick,...
  • Shocking moment woman shoved face-first into a concrete jail cell bench by cop (Warning: Graphic)

    10/12/2013 3:46:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies ^ | 10-10-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A woman is suing a police officer and the town of Skokie, Illinois, after she was seriously injured when a cop threw her into a jail cell face-first following a drunk driving arrest. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, claims in a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, that excessive force was used in the incident and that she needed reconstructive surgery to 'replace the bones that had been shattered' after being pushed into the cell on March 10. The video of the incident clearly shows the 47-year-old being roughly shoved into the cell by an officer, who was later identified as Michael Hart....
  • Widow sues for $50m after cops wrongly shot dead her husband in his bed in a mistaken meth lab raid

    10/12/2013 8:20:46 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies
    The wife of an 80-year-old man who was shot dead by deputies in a mistaken meth lab bust is suing the county for $50million, it emerged today. Eugene Mallory was shot six times in a June 27 raid by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who arrived at the property with a search warrant because it allegedly smelled of the ingredients used to make methamphetamine. No evidence of a meth lab was ever found at the Littlerock home but marijuana and marijuana-growing equipment were said to have been found. Police also found two guns on the property. The report says that...
  • VIDEO: Ill. Cop Hurls Woman Into Jail Cell, Shatters Bones in Her Face

    10/11/2013 5:21:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 158 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 | DAVID KNOWLES
    Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago was thrown face first by a Skokie officer into a concrete jail cell bench, suffering multiple injuries, her lawyer says. Feuerstein was arrested in March on suspicion of driving under the influence.A Chicago woman arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence has filed a lawsuit alleging police in Skokie, Ill., violently threw her into a jail cell, shattering several bones in her face. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, was arrested March 10 and charged with DUI after police found her sleeping on the side of the road as she sat behind the wheel of her car. Surveillance...
  • Cop Charged in SUV Assault Worked Undercover for Occupy Wall Street, Sources Say

    10/11/2013 10:14:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    WABC77 ^ | 10/11/13
    The undercover narcotics cop accused of assaulting the driver of an SUV in the highly publicized incident of road rage last month infiltrated the Occupy Wall Street group for police, according to law enforcement sources. He was even "arrested" at one of their protests, one member of the group says. Police this week charged the cop, Wojciech Braszczok, 32, with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief in connection with the Sept. 29 attack in New York City on SUV driver Alexian Lien. But new details have emerged about Braszczok's apparent double-life as a member of the New York City Police...
  • Pierre Police Chief Defends Use of Taser on Suicidal 8-Year-Old Girl

    10/10/2013 1:49:13 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/09/2013 | By Courtney Nunes
    A police officer in Pierre, S.D., recently used an electroshock weapon against an 8-year-old girl who was threatening to kill herself. Now, Police Chief Bob Grandpre is defending the officer’s decision. “He quite possibly saved the juvenile’s life that night,” said Grandpre of the unnamed officer, who remains on the job. According to Grandpre, three officers responded Friday night to a report of a suicidal 8-year-old girl who had allegedly stabbed herself in the leg. She was holding a 4.5-inch knife to her chest when officers arrived and refused to put it down. When one officer approached her, the girl...
  • Who Cares About Miriam Carey? The epidemic of police violence in America is largely ignored

    10/10/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | October 9, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Advanced PeriodonticsThe story of a shooting on Capitol Hill last Thursday unfolded in the typical way. Reports of “shots fired” led to speculation of a mass shooter. Local police, in this case the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), ordered a lockdown “requiring” members of Congress and their staff to “shelter in place.” The news gathered through Twitter. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), for example, tweeted the entire message from Capitol Hill security: “Gunshots have been reported on Capitol Hill requiring all occupants in all House Office Buildings to shelter in place. Close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows,” the...
  • A National Disgrace:Why no outpouring from our civil libertarians about the shooting death of Carey?

    10/10/2013 10:57:10 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.10.13 | R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR.
    <p>Why no outpouring from our civil libertarians about the shooting death of Miriam Carey?</p> <p>WASHINGTON — I am just wondering whether Miriam Carey, the mentally ill mother who drove her black Infiniti down Pennsylvania Avenue after she rammed a White House barricade, was read her Miranda rights before she was shot dead in a fusillade of gunfire by a gang of well-armed police who surrounded her car at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The information has not been released, though as I write almost a week has passed since the lethal event. Why could not those crack shots have aimed at her car’s tires? Then they could have waited for her next move. It looks to me like they were shooting at the side of the car about halfway up the door. They apparently wanted to take no chances.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: First video 'of NYPD undercover cop at scene of brutal road rage attack'......

    10/10/2013 5:35:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mailonline ^ | Daniel Bates
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: First video 'of NYPD undercover cop at scene of brutal road rage attack' as it's claimed he 'went rogue' and 'forgot what side of the law he was on' The first video that appears to show an undercover cop charged for taking part in the brutal gang bike attack on a family in their SUV, can be revealed today. It comes amid claims that he may have 'gone rogue' after spending too long undercover, according to a report. Detective Wojciech Braszczok may have become so immersed in his cover story that he forgot himself when he allegedly...
  • Detective arrested in NYC motorcycle-SUV melee

    10/09/2013 11:33:04 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 27 replies
    WSB radio ^ | 10/9/2013 | Jenifer Peltz
    An off-duty, undercover police detective was arrested as fallout from a burst of motorcyclist mayhem reached a new level, with investigators saying the off-duty officer was shown on video hitting and kicking an SUV before bikers attacked its driver. Wojciech Braszczok, who was off-duty when he joined a motorcycle rally that spiraled into violence, was expected to be arraigned Wednesday. He surrendered Tuesday to face riot and criminal mischief charges, New York Police Department spokesman John McCarthy said. There was no response to phone messages left with Braszczok's attorney, Phil Karasyk. He had previously said the 10-year NYPD veteran only...
  • Undercover cop arrested in biker gang’s SUV attack

    10/08/2013 4:06:52 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/08/2013 | By Laura Italiano, Larry Celona and Jamie SchramOctober
    An off-duty undercover cop was charged with felony criminal mischief Tuesday after smashing the window of a Manhattan driver’s SUV in a fit of rage during a biker-mob attack, sources said. “He totally lied when he said he did nothing [to help the victim] because he didn’t want to blow his cover,’’ a law-enforcement source seethed.
  • Video 'shows undercover NYPD cop shattering rear window in savage attack'

    10/08/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT · by edwinland · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct. 8, 2013 | James Nye
    An off-duty undercover NYPD cop who denied any involvement as his fellow bikers ripped a father from his SUV and beat him has been seen on video smashing the rear window, it emerged today. The footage apparently shows the unnamed officer, who is a veteran of seven years, banging on the window and shattering it before the driver was pulled from the vehicle. The cop then rides away from the scene, sources told NBC. The video, which is being reviewed, is not the same as that which has been widely circulated following the September 29 attack. Sources added to the...
  • Video emerges of motorbike gang intimidating and terrorising other drivers

    10/08/2013 11:49:19 AM PDT · by edwinland · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Becky Evans
    The gang of bikers who were filmed beating up a SUV driver had allegedly intimidated and terrorized people on a previous rides. A new video has emerged of a dozens of motorcyclists attacking car drivers, riding through red lights and even speeding along the sidewalk. The latest footage was reportedly uploaded by the same motorcyclist who posted the shocking clip of driver Alexian Lien being beaten by an angry group of riders.
  • [NYC] Bike cop joined in on SUV beatdown, hit vehicle

    10/07/2013 8:16:31 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct 7 2013 | Larry Celona, Jamie Schram and Kate Sheehy
    An off-duty undercover cop who claimed he took no active role as fellow bikers pulled a Manhattan dad from his SUV and beat him to a pulp was actually pounding the vehicle with his fists during the height of the bloody road-rage attack, sources told The Post. The cop, a seven-year veteran, had told investigators he didn’t help the injured man because he rode up to the scene as the beating was nearly finished, sources said. But video footage clearly shows otherwise, disgusted sources said Monday — and Internal Affairs Bureau higher-ups want to nail the officer.
  • Off-duty cop fired gun at driver who irritated him

    10/07/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Robby Soave
    An off-duty federal officer who fired his gun at a car that cut him off has a history of aggressive behavior, according to news reports. Angel Echevarria, an officer with the Department of Homeland Security, was recently arrested and charged with aggressive assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle in Boca Raton, Fla. after opening fire on a red Toyota that had committed a traffic infraction. According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria claimed he was trying to shoot the tires of the Toyota to prevent it from fleeing the scene. But authorities concluded that too much time has elapsed between...
  • Off-duty cop fired gun at driver who irritated him

    10/07/2013 10:36:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Robby Soave
    An off-duty federal officer who fired his gun at a car that cut him off has a history of aggressive behavior, according to news reports. Angel Echevarria, an officer with the Department of Homeland Security, was recently arrested and charged with aggressive assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle in Boca Raton, Fla. after opening fire on a red Toyota that had committed a traffic infraction. According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria claimed he was trying to shoot the tires of the Toyota to prevent it from fleeing the scene. But authorities concluded that too much time has elapsed between...
  • OR:Lawsuit against Corvallis PD officer settled in favor of pro se plaintiff($5,000 settlement)

    10/07/2013 4:06:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 4 October, 2013 | bigtoe416
    tl;dr: Sued Corvallis PD officer in federal court for unlawful detainment, won. This post has been on my mind for some time, and finally I feel that I can share it with you all, as the dismissal of the case was filed today. As you may or may not remember, on October 26, 2011 (ironically the 10th anniversary of the U.S. PATRIOT Act being signed into law) I was illegally detained by Corvallis PD while I was checking my mail. At the time I didn't say much about it because I didn't want my version of the events to be...
  • Police pulled child from car THEN executed woman!

    10/06/2013 7:42:36 AM PDT · by txgirl4Bush · 73 replies
    Project Nsearch ^ | October 4, 2013 | Glenn Canady
    VIDEO AT LINK. Wolf Blitzer talks to a woman who witnessed the Capitol Hill shooting and describes the barrage of gunfire. Go to 1:09 to hear the truth!