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  • Eric Garcetti Asks Demoralized LAPD to ‘Remember Why They Became Police Officers’

    07/02/2020 10:06:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who felt demoralized by recent protests and budget cuts should take heart and “remember why they became police officers.” Garcetti was speaking after numerous reports of “record low” morale in the LAPD, after the Black Lives Matter riots led the mayor to announce $150 million in cuts to the department, which became official on Monday. Garcetti is also feuding with the local police union, which took offense last month when the mayor referred to police (in general) as “killers.” LAPD officers also learned that they would to be paid...
  • Against the Police: Nets Skip Death of Tulsa Officer Shot in the Head

    07/02/2020 9:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Tuesday, 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran and Sergeant Craig Johnson died at a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head on Monday. Six-week rookie Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also in critical condition after also being shot in the head during the same struggle with a suspect. Though Monday's CBS Evening News was the only broadcast newscast to report on their hospitalization, neither they nor ABC, or NBC informed their viewers about Sgt. Johnson’s passing. Proving that the shooting warranted national attention, CBS fill-in anchor Major Garrett delivered a meager 16-second news brief on Monday: Two Tulsa, Oklahoma,...
  • Mannequin in police uniform, pig mask hung from I-95 overpass

    06/21/2020 8:20:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2020
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Motorists saw a startling scene Saturday morning as they drove along a Florida interstate: a mannequin dressed in a police uniform dangling from a rope at an overpass. Emergency crews in Jacksonville, Florida, were dispatched shortly after 6:20 a.m. to investigate a possible suicide. But when they got there, they discovered a mannequin hanging from an Interstate 95 overpass wearing a pig mask and dressed in what appeared to be a New York City police uniform.
  • Cops to America: You won’t have to abolish police, we are leaving

    06/14/2020 9:22:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 121 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 14, 2020 | Vivek Saxena
    In a powerful, nearly 1500-word long column published last week at, Yates poured his heart out over the growing disrespect for law enforcement that he’s seen as the decades have progressed.--- “The mentally ill used to get treatment and now they just send cops.” “Kids used to be taught respect and now it’s cool to be disrespectful.” “Supervisors used to back you when you were right but now they accuse you of being wrong in order to appease crazy people.” “Parents used to get mad at their kids for getting arrested and now they get mad at us.” “The...
  • Mayor de Blasio’s wife says eliminating NYPD would be ‘nirvana, a utopia’

    06/11/2020 7:57:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 11, 2020 | Jon Dougherty
    “That would be like a nirvana, a utopia that we are nowhere close to getting to,” McCray noted in a TIME100 Talks discussion. McCray’s comments come after elected leaders in Minneapolis have caved to demands by Left-wing groups to disband that city’s police department in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a few bad cops last month.
  • Biden ‘absolutely’ believes systemic racism is present in law enforcement

    06/10/2020 8:26:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2020 | Mike Brest
    Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden acknowledged his belief that there is systemic racism embedded in law enforcement and other aspects of the country's institutionalized way of life. The former vice president affirmatively stated, "Absolutely," after he was asked by CBS Evening News's Norah O'Donnell if he believes there is "systemic racism in law enforcement," on Tuesday.
  • California attorney allegedly offers free representation to black people willing to kill police

    06/09/2020 11:47:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2020 | Haley Victory Smith
    A southern California criminal defense attorney is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly advocating that black people kill police officers and offering free representation to anyone willing to do so. Screenshots of Instagram posts from an account tied to attorney Mark McBride were obtained by Fox 11. "It won’t stop until black people start murdering cops, which they should do — often and with great relish. These c---sucking, low-iq, can’t get into law school jarheads need an asphalt nap, during which they bleed out on the streets where they’re shot down. I would have no problem...
  • Minneapolis City Council president: 'The goal' is a 'police-free future'

    06/09/2020 5:40:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 9, 2020 | Madison Dibble
    The Minneapolis City Council president said the city is aiming to have a "police-free future" as it shifts to dismantle its police department following the death of George Floyd. Council President Lisa Bender noted on Monday that the change will take time but said that the city is aspiring to change the department completely with the goal of eventually eliminating police altogether. "I think the idea of having a police-free future is very aspirational, and I am willing to stand with community members who are asking us to think of that as the goal because so many folks in our...
  • Dallas Police Chief Arrests 674 Protesters for Blocking Bridge -- 'We Warned Them'

    06/05/2020 4:05:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 5, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    Six hundred seventy-four protesters were issued "at-large" arrest charges and put in zip-tie handcuffs by Dallas police on June 1 for blocking traffic on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Police Chief Renee Hall said, "We warned them. ... If you break the law, we will arrest you." ... "There are many who question and are not happy with the decisions that I made on yesterday," she said. "Let me be clear, I am not here to make people happy. My job and our job in law enforcement is to keep this city safe. We have pledged that. We will do...
  • Buffalo police officers suspended after protestor injured

    06/04/2020 8:09:02 PM PDT · by utford · 60 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 06/04/2020 | Buffalo News
    A protester was injured Thursday night after being pushed by police as officers cleared Niagara Square as the citywide curfew went into effect. Following the incident, which has drawn national attention and scrutiny, the Buffalo Police Department has suspended two officers without pay and has begun an Internal Affairs investigation, according to a police official and a department spokesman.
  • Keith Ellison's son calls for 'dismantling' police department

    06/04/2020 2:45:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city councilman and the son of the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, is calling for a total do-over of the Minneapolis Police Department after the death of George Floyd. "We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department," Ellison tweeted on Thursday. "And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due."
  • LA mayor cuts $150m from cops’ budget and gives it to communities of color instead – declaring he is committed to ‘making this moment not just a moment’

    06/04/2020 8:44:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2020 | Ryan Fahey
    The mayor of Los Angeles has vowed to cut $150million from the city's police budget and give it to communities of color. ... In addition to the sizable redirection of funds, Garcetti told reporter officers will be required to report misconduct going forward and to intervene when witnessing displays of excessive force. By July, he said, a LA Department of Civil and Human Rights and an Office of Racial Equality will be up and running.
  • Majority of African Americans mostly satisfied with local police department: Poll

    06/04/2020 8:36:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    A majority of African Americans are satisfied with the performance of local police departments serving the areas in which they live, according to a new poll. A total of 72% of black citizens indicated they are somewhat satisfied with their local police, with the same number of white citizens saying the same, according to a Monmouth University poll released this week.
  • How Sacramento police left city unguarded over two chaotic nights of vandalism, mayhem ( me: blame cops not thugs? )

    06/03/2020 10:41:40 AM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee via MSN ^ | June 3 2020 | Sacramento Bee’s By Jason Pohl, Ryan Sabalow, and Sam Stanton,m
    At 10:35 p.m. Sunday, around two dozen Sacramento police officers in body armor and helmets stood near 15th and J street, awaiting orders. A half-mile away, a group of protesters was dispersing after a two-hour showdown at the Capitol that included officers shooting tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. For a moment, the feeling seemed to be one of ease. But then the officers on 15th Street departed without explanation, exposing a swath of midtown to small groups of vandals who roamed the streets, leaving a path of shattered windows, spilled booze and anxiety in their wake. Kendrick...
  • A Cop-out By Police Chief For Failing to Arrest George Floyd's Killers

    06/03/2020 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Paul Kamenar
    In the midst of the rioting following the killing of George Floyd by Officer Derek Chauvin, the Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, asked himself the rhetorical question at a press conference last week: “Why is the officer who killed George Floyd, not in jail right now? I can’t answer that question.” The answer is simple as he well knows. His police chief, Medaria Arradondo, decided not to arrest Chauvin on any number of charges, ranging from felony assault and manslaughter to murder. Had he promptly done so at the time he fired Chauvin and the other three officers who assisted...
  • Biden silent as Trump honors black retired police captain shot dead by looters, conservatives help family

    06/03/2020 6:43:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 3, 2020 | Vivek Saxena
    You likely won’t hear a single peep about him from the likes of CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon and Brian Stelter, but early Tuesday morning a retired black St. Louis police who’d lived a righteous life and given back to his community was reportedly murdered in cold blood while defending a friend’s pawnshop from one of the left’s beloved looters. One of the first people to bring the death of David Dorn, 77, to the wider public attention’s was President Donald Trump, who tweeted the following late Tuesday, long before the national media picked up the story the following morning:
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio goes to war with his own cops AGAIN as he says officer who pointed his firearm at protesters 'should have his gun and badge taken away'

    06/02/2020 8:50:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone to war with his own cops as he demanded the officer who pointed his firearm at protesters 'should have his gun and badge taken away'. De Blasio called for the NYPD officer to be fired after footage surfaced on social media of him pulling his handgun and pointing it at protesters outside The Strand bookstore in Manhattan Sunday night where activists gathered to demand justice over George Floyd's death. 'It is not the place of an officer to pull a gun in the middle of a crowd, knowing that there are...
  • Should Law Enforcement professionals “Take a Knee”?

    06/02/2020 3:36:05 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 73 replies ^ | 02 June 2020 | LinkedIn Article written by a Retired LEO “Please share this ARTICLE on all Law Enforcement groups. We as Law Enforcement professionals have a LOT to say and share. And NOW -- more than ever is the TIME to SPEAK UP - Take a Knee and LISTEN to the PEOPLE of your community !“
  • Minneapolis Mayor DEFENDS abandoning 3rd precinct in order to prevent 'hand-to-hand' combat between protesters and 'outnumbered' officers - as cops claim officials were 'content to let the city be overrun'

    05/30/2020 7:46:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2020 | Andrew Court
    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says the city's 3rd Police Precinct was ordered to be evacuated late Thursday to avoid 'hand-to-hand combat' with rioters who later stormed the building and set it on fire. . . . Images of rioters setting fire to the 3rd Police Precinct were beamed around the world Friday, symbolizing a city out of control. Several people were pictured inside the building, roaming through its corridors with baseball bats, axes and torches while scrawling graffiti on the walls.
  • Warning issued that Minneapolis police station stormed by rioters could EXPLODE after gas lines are cut in third night of violence as protests over George Floyd's death spread across the U.S.

    05/28/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Officials have warned that a Minneapolis police station which was stormed by rioters and set alight could now explode after gas lines were cut during the third night of violence in the city as protests over George Floyd's death spread across America. Cops were forced to flee from the burning Minneapolis Third Police Precinct Thursday night when rioters rioters broke into the building and torched it. . . . Break-off protests over Floyd's death are building across different states, with disturbing footage showing the driver of a black SUV appear to deliberately mow down a Black Lives Matter protester in...