Latest Articles: Watching The Cops
Australian woman shot dead by US police
Post Date: 2017-07-16 23:35:17 by Anthem
Ms Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, was killed in Minneapolis about 11.30pm local time on Saturday after two officers responded to a report of a possible assault.The 40-year-old, who was originally from Sydney, was a trained veterinarian who worked as a spiritual healer and meditation teacher.She was engaged to marry her 50-year-old partner Don Damond in August. Australian woman, Justine Domand, was a trained veterinarian who worked as a spiritual healer and meditation teacher. Source: YouTube/ Justine Damond Aussie woman, Justine Damond, shot dead by US police Ms Damond ran her meditation workshops at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, which paid tribut in a Facebook ...
Connecticut Just Banned Civil Forfeiture Without A Criminal Conviction
Post Date: 2017-07-15 06:50:53 by Tooconservative
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed HB 7146 on Monday, which curbs the states civil forfeiture laws. Not only did the bill earn endorsements from the Yankee Institute for the Public Policy and the state chapter of the ACLU, HB 7146 even passed both the House and the Senate without a single no vote. Under the new law, in order to permanently confiscate property with civil forfeiture, the property must be first seized in connection to either a lawful arrest or a lawful search that results in an arrest. If prosecutors do not secure a guilty verdict, a plea bargain or a dismissal from finishing a pretrial diversion program, the government must return the property to its rightful ...
Two cops are accused of racially profiling Florida's only black state attorney as they struggle to explain why they pulled her over in awkward video, simply saying 'the windows are really dark'
Post Date: 2017-07-12 07:24:44 by cranky
The two police officers pulled over State Attorney Aramis Ayala on June 19 Video captured the moment one of the officers tried to explain the traffic stop After first telling Ayala they ran her plate number and it 'did not come back', the cop then explained they pulled the attorney over because of the window tint Throughout the video, Ayala could be seen getting noticeably annoyed at cops Footage has emerged showing two white police officers struggling to explain why they pulled over Florida's only black state attorney. Video posted online by the Orlando Police Department shows two officers approaching the car of State Attorney Aramis Ayala after the pulled her over on June 19 ...
Teacher playing ‘perpetrator’ in school safety drill got roughed up by cops: suit
Post Date: 2017-07-03 16:13:14 by cranky
East Quogue Elementary SchoolThe perp was only pretending, but no one told the cop who handcuffed her. A Long Island teacher playing the role of pretend perpetrator in her schools annual lock-down safety drill was hurt after she was thrown to the ground by a Southampton Town Police officer during the activity, according to a lawsuit. Christine Capozzola, an elementary school teacher in East Quogue, volunteered to be the security threat in last years drill: a mom in the midst of a custody battle, desperate to see her kids. Capozzola, playing the character, stormed into East Quogue Elementary School demanding to see her kids, banging on classroom doors ...
Police are searching far fewer cars in states that have legalized marijuana
Post Date: 2017-06-29 20:32:05 by hondo68
AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File The legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado had at least one unanticipated effect on the streets: a sharp decline in the number of traffic stops resulting in searches by state police, a new analysis shows. The drop means fewer interactions between police and drivers, potentially limiting dangerous clashes. But even though the number of searches fell significantly for all racial groups, black and Hispanic drivers are still searched at higher rates than white motorists, the analysis found. Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting in partnership with The Marshall Project reviewed stop and searches conducted by Washington and ...
Man Jailed After Drywall Powder Mistaken For Cocaine
Post Date: 2017-06-27 19:00:17 by cranky
A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine. But Karlos Cashe walked out of jail last week after lab results determined the powder in the handymans car was actually drywall. Cashe tells WFTV he repeatedly told officers in Oviedo the substance was drywall. But after running a check they found he was on probation for marijuana and cocaine charges in 2015. Cashe says a K-9 alerted on his vehicle and an officers field test was positive for cocaine. Court records show he was denied bond because he was accused of violating probation. It took nearly three months for lab test ...
Off-duty officer wounded by fellow cop in north St. Louis shootout
Post Date: 2017-06-24 00:20:51 by hondo68
ST. LOUIS - An off-duty police officer was shot by a by a fellow cop overnight in St. Louis' North Pointe neighborhood. One suspect was also injured. The incident began around 10 p.m. when a police license recognition system spotted a car stolen from Maryland Heights last week. Authorities used spike strips to stop the vehicle. Three people in the car fired shot at officers. A short time later, the car stopped at Park Lane and Astra Avenue where additional shots were fired. One suspect, a 17-year-old male, was shot in the ankle. Two guns were reportedly recovered. A second suspect, who ran a short distance, was taken into custody. He was not injured. Officials say the off-duty officer, ...
The Philando Castile shooting: Why was it reasonable for the cop to be nervous but not for Castile to be?
Post Date: 2017-06-21 20:34:19 by Tooconservative
An excellent point by Julian Sanchez that deserves wider exposure.
while the conduct of the victim is held to an oddly higher standard: "Oh, he should have known NOT to keep pulling out his wallet
" Julian Sanchez (@normative) June 21, 2017 Which seems rather backwards. Civilians get nervous when they're stopped by police. Especially when the police are shouting! Julian Sanchez (@normative) June 21, 2017 Yanez, the cop, had police training and years of experience to guide him in a situation like that. Castile, the civilian, had nothing except his wits. Go watch the dashcam video and youll see its Castile whos clearly the more ...
Broward teacher deserves 8 years in prison for alerting drug dealers about investigation, feds say
Post Date: 2017-06-21 18:01:14 by cranky
An elementary school teacher employed by Broward County Public Schools was charged Tuesday with obstructing a drug investigation, the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice announced in a news release.A Broward County elementary school teacher who tried to get revenge against her husband by tipping off drug dealers that they were under investigation should spend the next eight years in federal prison because the consequences of her actions were so serious, prosecutors say.The undercover investigation was compromised and an insider informant who was secretly working with federal authorities was outed. He died of a gunshot wound a short time later under suspicious circumstances that ...
Police officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-06-16 17:09:44 by misterwhite
Minnesota police officer who was charged with manslaughter after he shot a black motorist five times during a traffic stop last year was found not guilty by a jury on Friday, according to multiple reports. Defense attorneys said Jeronimo Yanez, the 29-year-old Latino police officer, was scared for his life when he shot Philando Castile, 32, seconds after Castile informed the officer he was armed. Prosecutors insisted Yanez never saw the gun and had plenty of options other than shooting Castile, who was an elementary school cafeteria worker. The officer was also acquitted of two counts of discharging a firearm that endangers safety, according to CNN, which reported that several members of ...
Illinois 16-year-old commits suicide hours after police tried to ‘scare him straight’
Post Date: 2017-05-23 21:02:55 by cranky
The family of an Illinois 16-year-old who killed himself hours after officers confronted him about an alleged recording of a sexual encounter on his phone intends to file a lawsuit against both the school district and the police department. I think they wanted to scare him straight, Maureen Walgren told the Chicago Tribune. Instead, they scared him to death. Her son, Corey, in January committed suicide by falling from the top of a five-story parking garage shortly after officers showed up at Naperville North High School to question him about illicit material they believed he had on his phone. They were investigating claims that he possessed and then played a ...
Cop ‘Un-Arrested’ for DUI in His COP CAR, Epitomizing Why People are Upset
Post Date: 2017-05-19 13:51:36 by Deckard
Sycamore, IL The Sycamore Police Department and its Chief of Police, Glenn Theriault, are under the microscope today after dashcam footage was released showing how Elgin police officer Sgt. Mark T. Whaley was allegedly given special treatment during his DUI arrest proceedings. The incident happened April 8, when Sycamore officer Luke Kampmeier pulled Whaley over for driving erratically, even cutting off another driver without using his turn signal. In the video, Kampmeier asks Whaley if hed been drinking. The 20-year veteran police officer admitted to only having drunk one beer, but his comportment gave the officer probable cause to issue a field sobriety test, which ...
Hilarious: Comey really did try to blend in with the drapes so that Trump wouldn’t notice him in January
Post Date: 2017-05-19 12:12:23 by Tooconservative
John blogged this NYT story last night about Comey trying to gently discipline Trump about what is and isnt appropriate to say to the director of the FBI about pending investigations. But he left out the funniest detail, about a gathering at the White House a few days after the inauguration that Comey didnt want to attend because he feared Trump would try to act too chummy with him. That would be bad optics for the FBI under any circumstances but really bad optics with Democrats howling that Comey had helped Trump win the election. How could he get the president not to notice him when theyd be in the same room, though? He hit upon an idea: The ceremony [on January 22nd] ...
Tulsa police officer who shot Terence Crutcher acquitted by jury
Post Date: 2017-05-18 20:29:21 by Tooconservative
Betty Jo Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher last year was acquitted by a jury Wednesday. The case became national news in part because Officer Shelby is white and Crutcher was black and unarmed at the time of the shooting. From the Associated Press: The family of Terence Crutcher burst into tears and expressed outrage after jurors found Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 shooting. About 100 demonstrators later gathered outside the courthouse and some briefly blocked a main street. Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder, Crutchers father, the ...
Officer Nearly Dies From Fentanyl Overdose After Ohio Traffic Stop
Post Date: 2017-05-15 17:11:03 by cranky
A white powdery substance that East Liverpool police were told was the opioid fentanyl can be seen on the floor and seat covers of this vehicle.Police say an Ohio officer suffered an accidental overdose after a drug arrest when he touched powder on his shirt without realizing it was the powerful opiod fentanyl. Patrolman Chris Green assisted in searching a vehicle operated by Justin Buckel, where suspected drugs were found scattered about near East Liverpool Friday night. Green patted the man down, noticing he was covered in a white powdery substance, which police now believe was the opioid fentanyl, 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin, ...
This student raised over $2,000 to help families of fallen police officers
Post Date: 2017-05-10 12:58:17 by Gatlin
Maddie McGinnis, an eighth-grade student at St. James Catholic School in Millstadt, was concerned about violence against police, and after the death of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder, she wanted to do her part to help out. Maddie designed a yard sign supporting police officers We Support Our Local Law Enforcement and then she started spreading the word. She thought she would sell 100 signs, but the demand was twice that, and then a second order for another 200 signs came in. With larger orders, she was able to make more money per sign, and in the end, Maddie raised $2,130 for BackStoppers, which provides financial support for law enforcement ...
Carroll Community Showing Outstanding Support For Carroll Police Department K-9 Fund -
Post Date: 2017-05-10 12:54:05 by Gatlin
It has only been a little over one month since four Carroll High School sophomores announced their plans to solicit donations for the Carroll Police Departments K-9 unit. In early April, Kayde Nissen, Merkl Kauch, Tyler Tuning and Tyler Comstock expanded on a class project that only called for them to come up with a fundraising idea. They put that plan into action, and though the Carroll Police Department has not had a K-9 in service since 2007, Chief, Brad Burke, reports they are getting much closer. As of Tuesday, the K-9 fund has raised $6,375. The fundraising efforts continue as the cost of acquiring and training a new K-9 officer can be up to or more than $20,000. For those ...
Braintree Goes Blue for Police This Saturday
Post Date: 2017-05-10 12:46:39 by Gatlin
Blue light bulbs will be available for sale Saturday at Town Hall. All donations will be given to the Braintree Police Patrolmans fund. BRAINTREE, MA Braintree will shine blue this weekend. A Shine Braintree Blue event is being planned for May 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Town Hall. Residents will be able to make a donation and receive a blue light bulb that they can light at their home to show their support for the Braintree Police and all police officers. The event is being organized following the shooting of Braintree police officer Donald Delaney at Motel 6 Friday night. All donations will be given to the Braintree Police Patrolmans fund to assist the officers ...
3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police
Post Date: 2017-05-10 12:36:27 by Gatlin
Three recent gems of underreported good news show that pro-cop sentiment does exist in American citizens, and you can see it plainly if you look hard enough. The anti-police sentiment which now pervades our public discourse particularly in mainstream national press and on social media is not an accurate reflection of how the majority of Americans feel about their law enforcement officers. I am of the opinion that the overwhelming majority of Americans appreciate and admire their police officers. However, I think theyre a silent majority. Most law-abiding citizens proceed with their daily lives without even thinking about their police. People are more prone ...
San Diego Police Shoot, Kill 15-Year-Old Who Pulled BB Gun
Post Date: 2017-05-08 05:44:08 by Gatlin
When two San Diego police officers were asked to go check on the welfare of a teenager outside of a high school just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, they arrived quickly. They immediately saw the teenager in question. As the officers got out of their patrol cars to contact the male, the male pulled a handgun that was concealed in his waistband and pointed it at one of the officers, police said. Both of the officers immediately drew their weapons and told the teenager to drop the gun. The 15-year-old refused to comply, and the cops eventually fired, striking the boy numerous times. The teenager was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead. After the shooting, police realized the ...
'Manhunt underway' after 2 Chicago Police officers shot
Post Date: 2017-05-03 05:28:40 by Gatlin
Chicago police investigate the scene where two police officers were shot in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago on May 2, 2017. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)A vehicle believed to have been used by the offenders who shot two police officers in the Back of the Yards neighborhood was found near 37th street and Racine Avenue. (Brian Jackson / For the Chicago Tribune) A manhunt is underway, Guglielmi said. "We should not be here at 11 o'clock at night thanking the Lord above that these officers survived," said Ald. Raymond Lopez, whose 15th Ward covers Back of the Yards. "It is incomprehensible that ...
Deputy killed by inmate will be missed, sheriff says
Post Date: 2017-05-02 00:14:28 by Gatlin
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. An inmate stole a sheriff's deputy's firearm and shot two deputies, one fatally, before stealing two vehicles and committing other crimes in two states as he tried to flee Monday, authorities said. Killed was Deputy Mark Burbridge, 43, a 12-year veteran of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office. "We're going to miss him," Sheriff Jeff Danker said at an afternoon news conference in Council Bluffs. "I have been in law enforcement for almost 40 years, sheriff for almost 25 years. This is one of the things you hope never happens." The other deputy who was shot, Pat Morgan, 59, was in stable condition at an Omaha hospital Monday ...
Suspect identified in Detroit police shooting
Post Date: 2017-05-02 00:00:10 by Gatlin
Authorities have identified the man who shot a Detroit police officer and was fatally shot himself during an encounter with two officers Sunday night on the city's west side as James Edward Ray. Meanwhile, the veteran officer who was seriously injured is fighting for his life. The shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. at the Oakman Apartments on the 10000 block of Joy Road. The officer was shot in the back of the head while responding with his partner to a domestic violence call at the address. A Detroit police spokeswoman, Officer Jennifer Moreno, identified Ray, 46, as the suspected shooter who died in an exchange of gunfire with the officers. Wayne County Circuit Court records show ...
15-year-old boy killed in officer-involved shooting in Balch Springs
Post Date: 2017-05-01 07:03:41 by cranky
15-year-old boy killed in officer-involved shooting in Balch Springs Community members are asking questions about why an officer fired into a car, killing a 15-year-old boy. According to Balch Springs police, officers responded to a report of intoxicated teenagers on a residential street in the 12300 block of Baron Drive at 11 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors said a large house party was underway at that time. Police say when officers arrived on the street, they heard gunfire and then a car filled with passengers back towards them. "There was an unknown altercation with the vehicle backing down the road towards the officers in an aggressive manner. An officer shot at the vehicle, striking ...
Police get apology from restaurant after employees sang “F--- The Police” as they ate
Post Date: 2017-05-01 06:52:13 by cranky
The owner of a Smithfields Chicken n Bar-B-Q restaurant in Garner has apologized for the way his employees treated Raleigh Police Department officers. The apology came after a post on Facebook was spread far and wide by officers who said the stores employees sang NWAs song F--- The Police as they ate. The post, written on the Raleigh Police Protective Associations page, thanked the restaurant for its class and professionalism as you sang F- the police as my brothers at Raleigh Police Department attempted to eat at your restaurant. The manager sang along as well. Do you really feel that was appropriate? The post went up at ...
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