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  • VIDEO: Use of 'spit hood' in arrest of boy, 12, sparks criticism of police

    05/24/2019 10:31:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | 5/22/19
    In a video that is now going viral, a 12-year-old boy detained by Sacramento police is handcuffed with a bag placed over his head. Police say they put a mask on the boy after he spit at an officer several times.... The family's attorney says officers should have shown some leniency, given the child is just 12-years-old. The family says they may file a lawsuit and are asking for an apology....
  • Bizarre moment a shirtless man steals a police cruiser after officers stop to help him [tr]

    05/20/2019 11:09:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2019 | Snejana Ferbero
    The Florida Highway Patrol has released dramatic dashboard camera footage showing the moment a shirtless carjacking suspect stole a trooper's patrol car and led cops on a high-speed chase. According to an incident report from May 2, at around 4pm a trooper spotted a 'medically distressed' man standing topless on the side of Florida’s Turnpike. When the officer went to get a bottle of water for him, 22-year-old Shane Jensen, of Largo, jumped into the patrol car and sped away.
  • officer killed in Auburn, two seriously injured [AL]

    05/20/2019 10:22:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    oanow ^ | May 20, 2019 Updated 27 min ago | Tory Turner
    Three Auburn police officers were shot, one killed, and an overnight manhunt for the military-veteran suspect considered armed and extremely dangerous continued Monday morning by dozens of law enforcement agencies until the suspect was caught hours later. The man arrested was found about a mile away from where the incident unfolded late Sunday night off Wire Road in south Auburn, in what started as a police response to a call of domestic disturbance. Veteran Auburn police officer William Buechner, on the force since April 2006, was killed. Auburn officers Webb Sistrunk, serving since 2011, and Evan Elliott, serving less than...
  • "We are to be thrown overboard by the Empire" ~ The short reign of...Julius Nepos

    05/10/2019 6:49:10 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 12 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 9, 2019 | Florentius
    May 9 is one of several possible dates given for the death of the last Western Roman emperor, Julius Nepos, in the year AD 480. “Wait,” you say. “I thought the last Western Emperor was Romulus Augustulus who was deposed by Odoacer the Scirian in AD 476.” Well, about that... Julius Nepos was named Western Emperor by the ailing Eastern Roman emperor Leo in AD 473. Leo did this because he opposed the puppet emperor Glycerius who had been raised by the Burgundian general Gundobad. According to the Chronicle of John of Antioch, this Gundobad had personally beheaded the Western...
  • Muslim Cop Mohamed Noor Convicted of Murder

    05/02/2019 5:08:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Frontpagaemagazine ^ | May 2, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    And a Muslim convert planned to “pick off Jews walking to synagogue” before a bombing in Long Beach. A Minnesota jury on Tuesday found former Minnesota police officer Mohamed Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the 2017 case of Justine Damond, whom Noor shot dead after she called 911 to report a possible rape. Officer Noor, a Somalia-born Muslim, testified that after the 911 call, he and his partner Matthew Harrity were checking out an alley behind the Damond residence when they heard a loud bang on the car. Noor said he saw a blond woman in...
  • Jurors cry as prosecutor describes fatal attack on officers

    04/17/2019 5:23:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | , April 17, 2019
    The trial of a man charged with killing two Southern California police officers in an ambush-style attack began with tears Wednesday, as jurors cried when the prosecutor in the case held up the AR-15 rifle used in the killings and described the fatal wounds. Prosecutor Manny Bustamante told jurors in opening statements that admitted gang member John Hernandez Felix targeted the officers simply because they were police. Some cried as he spoke of their wounds. Palm Springs Officers Lesley Zerebny and Jose "Gil" Vega were killed while responding to a domestic violence call at Felix's mother's house on Oct. 8,...
  • Campus chief of police put on leave for pro-Trump tweets

    04/17/2019 5:40:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2019 | Alexander James
    The campus chief of police at Mount Holyoke College has been placed on leave after students confronted him about supporting President Trump. Students dug up tweets from Chief Daniel Hect which showed he thinks favorably of Trump, likes the National Rifle Association, and supports a Mexican border wall. Last month, members of the Mount Holyoke administration held a forum for students to engage with the newly hired chief of campus police. The Mount Holyoke News reports that students questioned Hect about his personal views amid “tension and tears.”
  • Putting American flags on police cars sparks backlash in Laguna Beach [snowflake warning]

    04/15/2019 11:49:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 15 Apr 2019 | Fath E. Pinho
    A decision to affix an American flag graphic to the side of freshly painted Laguna Beach police cars is dividing residents, who are alternately praising the image as patriotic or panning it as too aggressive... ...“People are screaming that the American flag on a police car is somehow or another ... hurting people’s feelings who might be immigrants or visitors,” said Councilman Peter Blake. “People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”... ...But the graphic element of the paint job didn't scream “Laguna Beach” to everyone. Local designer Chris Prelitz...
  • Star-spangled lettering on patrol cars draws complaints.

    04/14/2019 5:56:41 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.14.2019 | Brie Stimson
    A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports. The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word "police" on the sides of the vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
  • Rep. Bobby Rush calls Chicago police union the ‘sworn enemy of black people’

    04/08/2019 7:21:46 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/8/2019
    Illinois Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush blasted the Chicago police union over the weekend as “the sworn enemy of black people,” pushing back at the controversy surrounding prosecutor Kim Foxx and her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett case. During a press conference on Saturday, Rush, D-Ill., tore into Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police after members of the union participated in protests demanding Cook County State's Attorney Foxx resign from her post. “The FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people,” Rush said Saturday. “The FOP has always taken the position that black people can...
  • Kraft's attorneys allege illegal search by police

    04/05/2019 7:24:43 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 4, 2019 | ESPN News Services
    Kraft's attorneys allege that Jupiter police had enough evidence to close down Orchids of Asia long before they installed the video cameras. That evidence, they said, included statements by officers in a search warrant request that they had seen only men enter the spa, had seen online statements from customers that the spa's female employees accepted money for sex, had found evidence of sexual activity in the spa's trash bin and had gotten confessions from men leaving the spa. But instead of closing the spa, the officers sent a health inspector to spy on the business, the lawyers said. They...
  • Suburban Police Chiefs, FOP Give Foxx Vote of No Confidence Vote in Jussie Smollet Case

    04/05/2019 6:16:04 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 5, 2019
    A group of suburban police chiefs joined with the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police to give Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx a vote of no confidence Thursday in the latest fallout over her office’s abrupt dismissal of charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. FOP President Kevin Graham and some 30 suburban police leaders took it a step further at a news conference, calling on Foxx to resign from her elected office. “People standing around me can give you countless examples of how Ms. Foxx’s lack of prosecution has cost our members and police officers … an enormous amount of...
  • Ex-cop gets 20 years after daughter died in hot patrol car while she had sex with supervisor

    04/02/2019 10:46:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 2, 2019 | Staff
    Biloxi, Miss. -- A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer is headed to prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who was left in her mother's patrol car while the woman had sex with a police supervisor. CBS Biloxi, Miss. affiliate WLOX-TV reports ex-Long Beach, Miss. police officer Cassie Barker was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison in the 2016 death of Cheyenne Hyer. The 29-year-old pregnant woman pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in a plea bargain after being indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. Cheyenne was strapped in her car seat in the patrol car...
  • Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on opposite sides again, this time on delay of Texas cop killer's execution

    03/29/2019 4:30:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday sided with liberal justices in a ruling that delayed the execution of a cop killer amid claims that religious freedom would be violated if the death-row inmate's Buddhist spiritual adviser wasn’t present during his final moments. The nation's highest court blocked the execution of Patrick Murphy about two hours after he could have been executed. Murphy is a member of the “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners who are awaiting the death penalty over the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer. Murphy's attorney argued that Texas prison officials were violating...
  • SC sheriffs fly first class, bully employees and line their pockets with taxpayer money

    03/18/2019 12:03:11 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies ^ | 3/16/2019 | Tony Bartelme and Joseph Cranney
    South Carolina sheriffs have embezzled, bribed and dipped into public funds for expensive chauffeurs. They’ve driven drunk and bullied other public officials. They’ve been accused of leveraging their power to sexually assault their female employees. While many South Carolina sheriffs have strong records of serving the public, others served themselves and their cronies, a five-month Post and Courier investigation found. In the past decade, no fewer than 11 of South Carolina’s 46 counties have seen their sheriffs accused of breaking laws — nearly one in four. Like the sheriff in Orangeburg who funneled public funds into bogus credit union accounts...
  • Video - Cops Toss Hospital Room of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Patient's Room (Looking for THC Pills)

    03/09/2019 12:53:26 PM PST · by gaijin · 96 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 10th, 2019 | me
    I've never smoked pot and I don't like potheads. But THIS made even me angry. Nolan Sousley from Bolivar, Missouri has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer --he's on his way to check out for good. Yet the cops barge in and toss his whole hospital room anyway. And the circumstances didn't prevent the police from humiliating him, either. You'd think he was maybe a dealer in a pimp outfit. Sousley ad a yuge bong, right? Nope. He playing some Hendrix and seen rolling some joints, right? Nope. He has some **pills that contain THC**. Yeah, for his PAIN. Cuz they're less...
  • NYPD cop found guilty of running drug-trafficking operation out of her Bronx apartment

    03/07/2019 8:21:39 PM PST · by gaijin · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 7th, 2019 | John Annese
    A drug-smuggling cop who helped run a heroin-trafficking ring and tried to squirm her way out of an arrest by claiming she was “on the job” was found guilty by a federal jury Thursday. Yessenia Jimenez, 32, and her boyfriend, Luis Soto, used her Bronx apartment as a stash house, where they kept kilos of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine they brought into the U.S. from Mexico, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money, prosecutors said. (continued at source)
  • Rural Sheriff’s Ominous Warning: “LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS, GET A BARKING, BITING DOG” (TR)

    03/06/2019 3:08:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 5, 2019 | Michale Snyder
    Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county… Before making a...
  • 'Thin blue line' flag honoring police removed from Connecticut State Capitol after Dems complain

    02/21/2019 9:44:49 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2/21/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    A “thin blue line” flag meant to honor law enforcement was removed from the Connecticut State Capitol this week after Democrats complained it might offend Black Lives Matter supporters. The handmade wooden plaque depicting a “thin blue line” flag — an altered American flag with a horizontal blue stripe through the center — was recently donated to the Capitol building by a member of the State Capitol Police. Until this week, it hung in the Police Memorial Hall connecting the Legislative Office Building to the Capitol building, a local NBC affiliate reported. The Office of Legislative Management, which originally approved...
  • 9-0: SCOTUS Delivers Devastating Decision To State Sponsored Seizure Schemes

    02/20/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Febuary 20,2019 | Jose Nino
    The Supreme Court has just put the clamps on states’ ability to impose excessive fines and use civil asset forfeiture to seize private property. On Wednesday February 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the Eight Amendment’s ban on excessive fines also applies to states. This landmark ruling bolsters property rights and could curtail controversial law enforcement seizures, especially those carried out via civil forfeiture. In the decision, Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court sided with small time drug offender Tyson Timbs, whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials. Civil asset forfeiture is one of...