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Cops Break into Wrong House, Arrest Innocent Children, Kill Their Dog — Taxpayers Held Liable

DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime

Taxing (and Antiquing) Them Off the Road

Rep Massie lays out a plan for successful health care reform

To Overcome The Obamacare Repeal’s Failure, Let’s Understand Its Causes

Miami police arrest 19-year-old suspect in ambush of two detectives

Liz Peek: Time for the Freedom Caucus to climb aboard the Trump train [Reposted to Correct the Picture Size]

The Freedom Caucus Is The Silver Lining In The Obamacare Debacle

U.S. State Department Official Arrested for Working with Chinese Spies

Levin tears into ‘complete frauds’ and ‘liars’ in Congress

BREAKING SHOCK POLL : California Voters Wants Democrats to Work With Trump

WTF MOMENT of the Day! 5-Yr-Old Girl SUSPENDED for Making “Gun Motion” With a Stick

Woman in custody after 'criminal' incident near Capitol; police say 'no nexus to terrorism' (U turn, police open fire - miss)

I am going to sue Albertsons

BOMBSHELL – Obama Gave $1.5 M in Taxpayer Dollars to Rig Elections. This is TREASON.

Liz Peek: Time for the Freedom Caucus to climb aboard the Trump train

Insane John McCain Says People are Desperate for a New World Order (Video)

Why the Freedom Caucus Has Reopened Repeal Talks with Ryan and Trump

For the First Time Ever, UFC Fighters Allowed to Smoke Pot Before Fights

Trump Escalates Wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Maybe Afghanistan Too

Death at Your Door: Knock-and-Talk Police Tactics Rip a Hole in the Constitution

Lavrov Calls Out NATO's Role in Afghan Drug Trafficking

House panel passes bill to audit the Fed (Ron Paul bill, Trump supported during campaign)

BREAKING VIDEO : WOW! Gowdy Destroys Schumer for DEMANDING Nunes be Replaced

VIDEO : Lt. Gen McInerney “Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Are Both in Violation of the Espionage Act”

What Annoys Me About Libertarians


BREAKING : Trump Calls for an Investigation of Hillary’s Ties to Russia

BREAKING : Podesta Reportedly Received $35 Million Dollars From Russia While Working for Obama and Hillary

BREAKING : WHOA! Trump Calls Out John Podesta for his RUSSIA TIES

Angering Trump, the Freedom Caucus may have overplayed its hand

The Healthcare Bill Debacle: Trump Edition

Purists Kill Whatever They Believe In

Freedom Caucus founder blindsided during MSNBC healthcare interview

GOP's impatience with Freedom Caucus boils over

Second GOP lawmaker mulls leaving Freedom Caucus

Freedom Caucus divided on tool to force Obamacare repeal vote

Massachusetts Prepares to Vacate Nearly 24,000 Tainted Drug Convictions

OPEC Is Caught Between Shale and a Hard Place

GOP Sours on Obamacare Repeal; Next Attempt Unlikely Before 2019

The Big Façade: Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill

One lawyer stole more than half a billion dollars from Social Security

Working Class White America is ‘Dying of Despair’

The Ryancare Route—Winning by Losing?

Outraged mom says TSA treated family "like dogs" during son's pat-down

Louisiana Police Officer who Shot and Killed a 6-year-old Autistic Child Found Guilty

83-year-old Grandpa Forgot to Use His Blinker, So Cops Put Him in the Hospital

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”

Oklahoma home invasion shooting: Suspected getaway driver arrested

Robert Barnes: Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities? Yes. Remember Brown v. Board of Education

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Massachusetts Prepares to Vacate Nearly 24,000 Tainted Drug Convictions
Post Date: 2017-03-28 18:25:09 by hondo68
Prosecutors are expected to drop nearly all of the convictions based on the work of a drug lab chemist who falsified evidence in favor of police.Annie Dookhan // BIZ WENN Photos/Newscom Massachusetts prosecutors will move in mid-April to vacate nearly all of the roughly 24,000 drug convictions tainted by a single corrupt forensic lab chemist, The Boston Globe reported Saturday, marking the denouement of one of the largest drug lab scandals in U.S. history. A Massachusetts prosecutor told the state's Supreme Judicial Court last week that D.A.'s would seek to keep fewer than 1,000 of the 24,000 convictions tainted by drug lab chemist Annie Dookahn, who pled guilty in 2012 to ...

METRO Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan sworn in as cop
Post Date: 2017-03-26 20:02:43 by Gatlin
A Long Island man who served in the Marines and lost both legs below the knees after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan was sworn in Friday as possibly the first fully active duty double amputee police officer in the country. Matias Ferreira, 28, graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood, L.I. His first assignment as a precinct patrol officer begins next week. He told Fox 5 New York he isn’t worried if he breaks a leg on the job. “If I break my leg I go the trunk of my car and put on a new one and I’m back on duty,” he told the station. The 2011 blast in Afghanistan shattered his legs, forcing doctors to amputate. The machine-gunner spent nearly a ...

Teen killed, 6 wounded in St. Louis shooting, police say
Post Date: 2017-03-25 19:00:37 by Gatlin
ST. LOUIS -- A shooting in North St. Louis on Friday left a teenager dead and six others shot, including an 8-year-old, police told CBS affiliate KMOV. A 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. An 8-year-old child who was shot in the face was taken to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the other five victims, who range in age from 17 to 40, are in critical but stable condition. According to police, a large group of people were gathered outside when gunfire erupted. Investigators believe there are three suspects, KMOV reports. Investigators said some of the victims are not cooperating with police. ...

Public Fornication Leads to Police Altercation
Post Date: 2017-03-25 15:29:13 by Gatlin
Two people have been arrested after police interrupted their very public lovemaking in Rosslyn. The incident happened behind Fire Station 10, in Rosslyn Highlands Park, according to scanner traffic. “At approximately 3:32 p.m. on March 22, officers were dispatched to the report of two subjects allegedly engaged in sexual activity in public view,” Arlington County Police said in a crime report. “As officers were conducting the investigation, the female subject charged at the officer and struck him repeatedly.” “Nicole Faircloth, 42, of No Fixed Address was arrested and charged with assault and battery on police and performing a sexual act in a public place,” ...

'Couple hundred pounds' of pot found in 911 supervisor's basement (job status is being reviewed)
Post Date: 2017-03-09 17:57:26 by hondo68
Poole(Photo: Hamilton County Jail) A City of Cincinnati police dispatcher was arrested Tuesday after Drug Enforcement Agents found what they described in court records as "approximately a couple hundred pounds of marijuana" in her basement.Teneal Poole, 36, of Silverton, is facing charges of possession of drugs and permitting drug abuse, both felonies.Poole told authorities the marijuana belonged to her boyfriend, whom she lives with, and that she knew the drugs were in the home, court records said. A man who lives at the same address, 40-year-old Damian Gray, was also arrested Tuesday. He is facing charges of trafficking in marijuana and possession of drugs, according to court ...

Fighting for the falsely accused
Post Date: 2017-02-24 02:10:13 by Gatlin
Former Fort Worth, Texas, police officer Brian Franklin is finally free. But he is still fighting to clear his name. “I’ve been vindicated,” he told me in an interview last week, “but not yet exonerated.” Franklin served 21 years in prison — a harrowing 7,700 days — of a life sentence after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 1995. But he steadfastly maintained his innocence, studied law in the prison library and won a reversal of his conviction last spring. In December, a jury acquitted him after a second criminal trial. “It’s been a roller coaster ride up and down,” Franklin reflected. Hellish doesn’t begin ...

From auction block to handcuffs: How a local couple was jailed after a legal purchase
Post Date: 2017-02-19 22:22:35 by hondo68
The Investigators: Jailed over a public auction The Toyota as it sat in the Clayton County impound lot (Photo: WXIA) How did a public auction for a car land the bidders in jail?"You had the same police department arresting you on questionable charges, and then another officer from that same police department soliciting a bribe from you on recording?" 11Alive's Brendan Keefe asked."Yeah," replied Michelle Pierce.A couple bought a car and ended up in handcuffs -- but before long, a police officer would be wearing them. 11Alive Chief Investigator Brendan Keefe has been on this story every step of the way for nearly two years.This story started out as what we ...

Meet the New "Specially Protected Class"
Post Date: 2017-02-13 21:44:03 by hondo68
Adams Lin literally fainted as he read a court order authorizing federal marshals to confiscate his property. The officers seized his car, his designer clothes, a flat-screen television, golf clubs, computer, and even his treasured Samurai sword.Unlike countless other Americans who have been pillaged by federal law enforcement officials, Lin was not a victim of the officially sanctioned plunder called civil asset forfeiture. His property was confiscated after Lin’s boss failed to make a $200,000 payment toward the $22.4 million civil damage award granted to a man who was left paralyzed through Lin’s occupational misconduct.Lin’s boss is Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff Ric ...

FL Cop Stole $65K From 79 Y.O. Woman, Sold Her Dog, Then Tried to Stage Suicide When She Filed Complaint
Post Date: 2017-01-27 21:50:58 by hondo68
A deputy with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges after exploiting and extorting an elderly woman over the course of a month. He also faces a charge of attempted murder after he tried to force sleeping pills down her throat in order to make it appear she had committed suicide after she filed a harassment complaint against him. The unnamed victim stated that she originally met Deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee after he responded to her house on a service call in October. He then continued visiting her both on and off duty, acting as if he was a friend and wanted to help her in order to gain her trust. Shortly after, the victim was hospitalized. Bybee then convinced her to ...

Trump tells Chicago to reduce violence, or he will 'send in the Feds'
Post Date: 2017-01-25 09:09:50 by Willie Green
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night about Chicago's violence, saying he will "send in the Feds!" if the city "doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on." Trump's tweet refers back to a line in his inaugural address Friday about "the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now." The tweet cited numbers _ "228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24 percent from 2016)" that come from Chicago Tribune data used in a news story Monday about violence in the city so far this year. As of ...

Lie Detectors, Russian Spies, and an Expert in Kung Fu
Post Date: 2017-01-17 10:16:18 by Willie Green
How the incoming national security adviser got tangled up in the Trump administration’s weirdest scandal yet. The weirdest scandal of the Trump transition—the one involving brain electrodes, Russian spies, Hillary Clinton’s email server, and an expert in kung fu—probably should have been a bigger deal. But I’m sorry to say that Bloomberg reporters David Kocieniewski and Peter Robison’s gift to journalism, published on the morning of Dec. 23, barely registered before it disappeared into the tinsel. Their delightful scoop, headlined “Trump Aide Partnered With Firm Run by Man With Alleged KGB Ties,” describes a business link between Donald Trump’s ...

Armed civilian saves ambushed Arizona trooper, kills attacker
Post Date: 2017-01-13 19:15:37 by GrandIsland
An unknown motorist is being hailed as a hero after he shot and killed a suspect who had ambushed an Arizona state trooper on Interstate 10, west of Phoenix. The trooper had been investigating a car crash when he was shot and rushed by the attacker. The trooper, identified only as a 27-year veteran of the force, was responding to a call about someone shooting at cars on I-10 at around 4:30am local time, Department of Public Safety Director Colonel Frank Milstead told local media. At milepost 89, the trooper found a car that had rolled over and sought to help the female passenger who had been injured. While in the process of setting up flares, he was shot in the right shoulder. The ...

Wife of US Marshall 'framed her husband's ex and had her jailed for months by claiming she arranged for her to be raped by strangers via Craigslist - then lied about being pregnant AND having cancer'
Post Date: 2017-01-10 08:51:08 by cranky
Angela Diaz, 31, married a 39-year-old deputy US Marshal in February 2016, two months after meeting him through an online dating websiteShe lied and told Doe she was pregnant before launching an elaborate scheme against his ex-fiancee Michelle Hadley, whom he dated from 2013 and 2015 Diaz sent herself hundreds of threatening emails, some of which she doctored to appear as if they came from Hadley's real email addressShe used eight different email addresses and used VPNs to hide IP addressesThe messages included death and rape threats against Diaz and her fake, unborn child, in addition to graphic images of decapitated bodies and aborted fetuses Diaz then claimed Hadley was posing as her ...

Wheaton burglar who 'thumbed nose at law' gets 22 years in prison
Post Date: 2017-01-08 17:23:16 by cranky
Eric Bramwell A man found guilty of stealing a TV remote control from the common area of a Wheaton apartment complex and who "repeatedly thumbed his nose at the law" has been sentenced to 22 years in prison, DuPage County prosecutors said Friday. Eric Bramwell, 35, of Melrose Park, had been found guilty in November of burglary and was eligible for an extended-term sentence because of his past criminal history, according to prosecutors. Authorities alleged that Bramwell entered the common area of the apartment building in the 100 block of Cross Street on Aug. 1, 2015, and stole the universal remote to the television set. But, prosecutors say, Bramwell dropped a glove while at the ...

Shocking moment gunman wounded two cops after luring them to Walmart in an ambush before being shot dead
Post Date: 2017-01-04 09:11:59 by cranky
Officers Joshua Pueblo and Daniel Colwell were called to Chandler Walmart At 6.30am, they were expecting to be dealing with a straightforward trespasserMitchell Oakley waited for them to get near him and shot them both point blankShocking surveillance footage has revealed the moment a gunman opened fire on police officers after luring them to a Arizona Walmart for an ambush. Chandler cops Joshua Pueblo and Daniel Colwell strolled into the store in April of last year to deal with what they thought would be a straightforward case of trespassing. But as they approached Mitchell Oakley, shoppers were sent sprawling as bullets were sprayed, hitting both cops. Pueblo was shot in the face and ...

How Many Blacks And Hispanics Were Killed By Police Officers In 2016?
Post Date: 2016-12-31 18:44:39 by cranky
As of Friday, United States police officers shot and killed 957 people in 2016, according to a Washington Post database that tracks police shooting incidents throughout the year. Although the number is still considerably high, it’s still 36 deaths shy of 2015’s number of people shot and killed by police, which accounted for 991 deaths.Along with more deaths in 2015, there were more black people shot and killed by police last year. In 2015, 258 black people were shot and killed by cops while only 228 black people were shot and killed in 2016.The number of Hispanics shot and killed by police was higher in 2015 as well. There were 156 people who were fatally shot by officers in 2016 ...

Report: 3 Miami officers fired over target practice 'jokes'
Post Date: 2016-12-31 18:36:21 by cranky
Three new police officers were fired for making comments on a group chat about using Miami's primarily black neighborhoods for target practice, a newspaper reported Friday. Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were let go on Dec. 23, after an internal affairs investigation concluded that they violated department policies, said the Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2hxDZZp), citing documents it obtained. The remarks angered local civil rights activists keeping tabs on a department that is currently scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice for a pattern of excessive force. "It's indicative of the casual conversations and comments that young and even more ...

Top Los Angeles cop takes out a restaining order against Black Lives Matter activist who he says 'followed him home and threatened his children'
Post Date: 2016-12-30 07:46:23 by cranky
Los Angeles Police Commission Matt M. Johnson filed the complaint on Dec. 19 He claims Trevor Gerard, 35, stalked him and 'mouthed threats' towards him Gerard has denied the allegations and accused Johnson of making them up Black Lives Matter staged a protest outside Johnson's home on December 18 One of Los Angeles' top cops has filed for a restraining order against a Black Lives Matter activist who has allegedly been stalking him. The Los Angeles Police Commission Matt M. Johnson alleged Trevor Gerard, a member of the protest group, followed him home and to his office in a complaint filed against the 35-year-old activist. Johnson, who was appointed commission president ...

5-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Walks to School on Saturday, So Cops Arrested Dad
Post Date: 2016-12-29 19:43:54 by hondo68
Naturally Olesia Bilkei / Dreamstime A 5-year-old in Berwick, Pennsylvania, woke his dad up on early a Saturday morning and said it was time to go to school. Daddy told him no, hon, it's Saturday—no school!—and went back to sleep. Now the dad, Jeffry Wagner, is facing child endangerment charges. Unbeknownst to him, his son continued to get ready for school and ventured out into the chilly day to make his way to the bus stop. Of course, no bus arrived, so the determined little boy started to walk to school. And then, reports CBS Pittsburgh: [A] motorist spotted him and called police, who picked up the boy. Wagner waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and will face the charge ...

'They don't give a f*** if I die out here in this cold weather': Denver police forced to defend officers after they were filmed taking blankets from homeless people on a freezing night [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-12-17 14:23:21 by cranky
Footage was widely shared showing homeless people on the street in Denver A group of officers dragged blankets from people and then carried them away The videos were published by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado The rights group has called the Denver Police approach in the videos 'cruel' Denver Mayor Michael Hancock denied what was seen is a 'widespread practice'The Denver Police Department has been forced to defend its officers after shocking video emerged of cops taking blankets and survival gear from homeless people in the freezing cold.Footage was widely circulated this week showing as many as nine officers standing over a group of homeless people, pulling ...

FBI employee arrested after firing shots at officer, Planet Fitness
Post Date: 2016-12-07 20:06:44 by hondo68
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Grand Rapids police have arrested a man they say opened fire near a gym in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 6.It happened around 2 a.m. at Planet Fitness on 28th Street. Police say a 35-year-old man walked into the gym, wielding a gun before he fired three shots near Lake Eastbrook Boulevard.At the time, around seven people were inside, but none of them were hurt.Investigators say the suspect, a current employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shot at a police sergeant who was attempting to make contact with him. Seconds later, the man was seen in a parking lot north of Center Point Mall, where he was arrested at gunpoint. Officers did not fire any ...

St. Louis Suspect Who Shot Officer In Face Gets Gunned Down By Heroes
Post Date: 2016-11-22 18:24:10 by GrandIsland
Louis Suspect Who Shot Officer In Face Gets Gunned Down By Heroes St. Louis, Missouri – The St. Louis suspect wanted for the attempted assassination of a St. Louis officer on Sunday was killed in a gunfight with police when they located him early Monday. Undercover officers located the suspect’s vehicle in a parking garage at Laclede’s Landing. A female picked up the suspect and drove him to the intersection of Smiley Ave and Leola Ave, where he noticed that he was being followed. The suspect exited the vehicle and opened fire on the officers. Unfortunately for this dirtbag, he wasn’t engaging in a cowardly ambush this time, and the heroic officers engaged ...

UPDATED: Civilian shoots, kills man attacking deputy in Florida
Post Date: 2016-11-16 16:53:10 by GrandIsland
UPDATE: The suspect who was fatally shot by a civilian while beating a Florida deputy has been identified as 53-year-old Edward Strother. The bystander who fatally shot Strother, likely saving the deputy’s life, has not been identified. The Monday morning commute in Estero, Florida came to a standstill today after a suspect led police on a wild and deadly chase along southbound I -75. One of those drivers who got caught up in the drama this morning was Rick Maestas. He spoke to WINK News this morning and had this to say about what he saw: “There was a high-speed pursuit on the left shoulder when I got off the ramp…there was a man on top of another man …they were ...

Confederate flag-flying officer suspended
Post Date: 2016-11-14 10:53:56 by Willie Green
Police chief to community: 'I hear you' TRAVERSE CITY — An outpouring of support brought a tear to Marshall Collins Jr.'s eye after Traverse City residents learned a city police officer displayed a Confederate flag at a political rally.Collins said he hasn't yet heard from Traverse City police officials following his run-in with city police Officer Michael Peters during a Nov. 11 "Love Trumps Hate" rally. Peters drove a pickup truck decorated with a Confederate flag to the rally at the Open Space, parked and drank a beer.The flag drew a crowd, including Collins, who confronted Peters over what Collins considers a symbol of hate. Collins ...

Police capture suspect in separate ambush-style attacks that killed 2 Iowa officers
Post Date: 2016-11-02 21:11:30 by GrandIsland
Authorities in Iowa have captured the suspected gunman in the ambush-style attacks early Wednesday morning that claimed the lives of two police officers who were sitting in their patrol cars. Officers arrested 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene without incident in Dallas County, west of Des Moines, police told Fox News. The Iowa State Patrol and Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. took part in the arrest. Greene was spotted alone on foot on a roadway at the time of his arrest. Police said he surrendered to a state Department of Natural Resources officer without incident. Greene is suspected in the shooting deaths of Urbandale officer Justin Martin, with the force since 2015, and Sgt. ...

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