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  • Castleberry, an Alabama speed trap town, may soon resolve lawsuit

    12/09/2018 1:22:31 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 59 replies ^ | November 26, 2018 | Christopher Harress
    In 2016, revenues from the court system and the drug towing law, brought in more than $546,000, approximately double from the year before. At the same time, however, payroll for the cops and court quadrupled, according to financial documents.
  • Search Continues for Gunman Who Opened Fire in Loop Subway Tunnel During Evening Rush Hour

    12/07/2018 3:41:27 PM PST · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 7, 2018 | Hannah Leone
    The search continued Friday for the gunman who shot another man at close range in the pedestrian tunnel between two busy Loop subway stations, according to Chicago police. A 27 year-old-man was shot in the left hip Thursday evening. Police said he likely knew the gunman and was not cooperating with investigators. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. near the Jackson stop on the Blue and Red lines. CTA surveillance video appeared to show a man standing in the tunnel that connects the two lines when the shooter walked up and fired twice, hitting him once, police said. Police...
  • Cops put on leave over ‘racist’ Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 9:56:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    Two Minnesota cops were placed on paid leave Friday after a photo of a Christmas display with “racist” ornaments outside a precinct surfaced on social media. The tree, displayed outside the Fourth Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, was littered with police tape, an empty can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, bags of Takis chips and packs of Newport cigarettes, CBS reported. Black Lives Matter Twin Cities posted the photo online last week and it quickly spurred outrage from members of the black community as well as local officials. “These pieces of trash were...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Minneapolis precinct inspector removed over 'racist' Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 5:11:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 3, 2018 | Elisha Fieldstadt and Tim Stelloh
    The ranking officer of a Minneapolis police precinct was removed from his post Monday after an image of what appears to be a Christmas tree decorated with racist ornaments circulated on social media, authorities said. The removal came three days after two officers who were allegedly involved in decorating the tree were placed on paid leave. Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder confirmed that Inspector Aaron Biard was removed from the top position at the north side precinct station where the tree was apparently photographed. "After very thoughtful review and consideration I have made the decision that effective immediately Assistant...
  • Portland’s next brainstorm: Cops without guns

    12/03/2018 12:23:38 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 12/3/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The tagline “keep Portland weird” never really seems to go out of style. The Oregon city’s mayor will shortly be rolling out a new program designed to expand the city’s police force. Given all the Antifa violence they’re dealing with, that sounds like a good idea. But these new officers aren’t exactly cops. They’re Public Safety Support Specialists or PS3s, and they won’t be carrying firearms or responding to emergency calls. So what exactly are they going to be doing?
  • ...Antifa Thugs With AR15’s Intimidate Journalist... Police Threaten Arrest for Filming (truncated)

    12/02/2018 8:55:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    FULL TITLE: “Are You Willing to Die for Your YouTube Sh*t?” – Antifa Thugs With AR15’s Intimidate Journalist Andy Ngo at Seattle Rally – Police Threaten Arrest for Filming Portland based video journalist and Quillette writer Andy Ngo (who happens to be gay and Asian) made the trip north to Seattle to cover a pro Constitution rally put on by III%’ers and other conservative groups, as well as the counter protest staged by the usual red flag toting communists of Antifa. As Ngo attempted to make his way into the communist group to capture the scene, several people confronted him...
  • Portland Mayor Will Bring Proposal for Unarmed Police Officers to City Council Next Week

    12/02/2018 5:00:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies ^ | November 29, 2018 | Katie Shepherd, Rachel Monahan
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to bring a new policing pilot program before City Council for final approval on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Public Safety Support Specialists, or PS3s, will be non-sworn officers who do not carry guns. "They will be engaged in the community in non-emergency calls, so that's things like property crimes, break-ins," Wheeler tells WW. The PS3s grew out of a proposal in the 2016 police union contract approved under then-Mayor Charlie Hales to create Community Service Officers who would respond to minor property crimes and nuisance calls, among other things. To fund the program, Wheeler cut the Mounted...
  • Police: Netanyahu took bribes

    12/02/2018 3:38:53 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/18
    Police and the Israel Securities Authority published their recommendations on Sunday within the framework of the investigation of the “Case 4000” (the "Bezeq-Walla affair"), after they completed the investigation into the affair. At the conclusion of the investigation, police and the Israel Securities Authority said that "against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a sufficient evidentiary infrastructure [for indictment] has been established over offenses of bribery, fraud and breach of trust and fraudulently obtaining an item under aggravated circumstances." In addition, against Sara Netanyahu, an evidentiary basis has formed for an indictment over offenses of taking bribes (collectively), fraud and breach of...
  • Moped muggers ‘left with broken bones’ as police start ramming bikes

    12/01/2018 11:36:57 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    Times UK ^ | 1 Dec 2018 6:04 pm | Joe Roberts
    New police tactics to ram thieves off their mopeds have left two with broken bones, The Met chief has said. The controversial move sees officers using their vehicles to stop dangerous chases and arrest suspects. The tough new approach was unveiled this month with dramatic footage of moped muggers being wiped out. Moped muggers ‘left with broken bones’ as police start ramming bikes
  • NFL wide receiver to pay tribute to MSD victims, push for change

    11/30/2018 3:24:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/29/18
    An NFL player with ties to South Florida is planning to pay a touching tribute to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims... He’s now taking part in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative to help bring awareness of making schools safer....
  • Police Thought Cotton Candy Was Meth. She Spent 3 Months in Jail for Their Mistake.

    11/29/2018 5:54:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 80 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Mihir Zaveri
    A Georgia woman spent more than three months in jail on drug charges after sheriff’s deputies mistook congealed cotton candy they found in a car she was riding in for methamphetamine. A state crime lab eventually showed that they were wrong. Now, she’s suing. In the lawsuit, filed this month, Dasha Fincher alleges that she was wrongfully arrested and incarcerated in December 2016, when she and her boyfriend were pulled over by Monroe County sheriff’s deputies. The deputies found a blue, crystal-like substance in a bag on a floorboard in the car and evaluated it using a roadside test kit,...
  • Explore how often police in every N.J. town punch, kick or use other force (MAP)

    11/29/2018 9:58:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | November 29, 2018
    How often police punch, kick or use other force against someone in your town depends a lot on where you live. But until now, there was no way to know how departments compared across the state. There were 43,631 incidents involving force by a local police officer or state trooper from 2012 through 2016. That's the equivalent of about one every hour, every day, for five years. It's difficult to compare departments, however, without taking into consideration how many arrests they make. One department might have a lot more incidents than another, but it might also make a lot more...
  • Adams County pays $2.6 million to slain Idaho rancher’s family

    11/28/2018 10:38:15 PM PST · by cowpoke · 24 replies
    Idaho STATESMAN ^ | 11/28/2018 | Cynthia Sewell
    Three years after two sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Council rancher, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family has been settled for $2.6 million. Adams County sheriff’s deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland shot and killed Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, while the rancher was attempting to put down his bull that had been severely injured in a car crash.
  • Ex-Florida police chief gets 3 years for framing innocent black men

    11/28/2018 7:55:59 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | November 28, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    The former police chief of a South Florida town was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for a conspiracy in his department to frame blacks for crimes they did not commit, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Raimundo Atesiano, who pleaded guilty in September to a conspiracy charge of depriving three men of their civil rights because they were charged without a legal basis, the Miami Herald reported. Atesiano resigned as police chief in 2014, the newspaper reported. “When I took the job, I was not prepared,” Atesiano told the judge Tuesday, according to the Herald. “I made some very, very bad...
  • Alabama police suggest black man killed by officer shouldn't have held his gun

    11/26/2018 9:35:23 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    AP NBC ^ | 11 26 2018 | AP
    <p>Police in Alabama promised transparency Monday after a weekend of protests in response to an officer fatally shooting a black man who pulled out his legally permitted weapon following gunfire at a shopping mall.</p> <p>Hoover Police initially described the officer as "heroic" for bringing down Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. after two people were wounded at the Riverchase Galleria mall outside Birmingham Thanksgiving night. Then they retracted the statement, saying it's "unlikely" Bradford was involved.</p>
  • Man killed in mall shooting likely did not shoot, police say

    11/23/2018 8:17:24 PM PST · by boycott · 54 replies ^ | 11-23-2018 | Carol Robinson
    A 21-year-old man shot and killed by Hoover police at the Riverchase Galleria Thanksgiving night likely did not fire the rounds that wounded an 18-year-old and 12-year-old, police announced Friday night. Earlier Friday, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the slain man as Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector while the department does not typically issue media updates during an internal investigation, there was information discussed with local media Friday night that merits update and clarification. Preliminary information gathered Friday night, Rector said, indicated that two individuals were involved in a physical altercation that led to a...
  • Ex-Chicago police commander charged with stealing $360,000 from Social Security

    11/19/2018 9:30:57 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jason Meisner and Jeremy Gorner
    A former Chicago police commander who earned praise for overseeing big reductions in violence in one of the city’s most historically dangerous districts has been charged with stealing more than $360,000 in Social Security funds in a scheme lasting more than 23 years. A one-page criminal information filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court accused Kenneth Johnson of bilking the Social Security Administration out of $363,064 from about June 1994 to November 2017. Although the charge does not contain any more details, sources with knowledge of the investigation told the Chicago Tribune that Johnson is accused of stealing benefits intended for...
  • Police Chief Refuses To Enforce New Gun Laws - 'I'm Defending the Constitution'

    11/19/2018 6:27:13 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 11/18/18 | Jacky Murphy
    A police chief in Washington says the state's new strict gun laws are violating the US Constitution. Chief Loren Culp has refused to enforce the new state gun control laws. Culp says neither he nor his department will be upholding Washington’s new Initiative 1639, arguing the gun control legislation directly violates the Second Amendment
  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    11/17/2018 7:50:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jay Reeves
    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black district attorney — Pettway sees himself as part of a new wave of officers and court officials tasked with enforcing laws and rebuilding community trust fractured by police shootings, mass incarceration, and uneven enforcement that critics call racist. In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about...