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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘police’

Deputies selected for Berthoud patrol

Deputies selected for Berthoud patrol

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has formally chosen the new squad of deputies tasked with providing the Town of Berthoud law enforcement services. The unit will consist of a Sergeant, four patrol deputies and one School Resource Officer (SRO). The members of the squad are as follows: Sergeant Jim Anderson, Deputy Kandis Dacus, Deputy Kevin Kingston, Deputy Chris Wenrick, Deputy Steve Wicker and Deputy Eric Schultz will be the new SRO. When asked about the new squad and his role ... Full Story

Police tase and beat a deaf man unconscious

California police use taser on deaf man trying to communicate with them via sign language (via Raw Story ) Four police officers in Hawthorne, California used a taser on a man who was attempting to tell them that he was deaf via sign language. The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness is filing a lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Meister, who was charged with… (more…)

Badge, license to kill

Badge, license to kill

  Why Do Cops Who Shoot Unarmed People Get Their Guns Back? By Kevin Mathews  What happens to police officers who shoot unarmed citizens while on duty? More often than not, nothing. Even in the most egregious examples of misconduct and bad policing, officers are found not guilty in court (if they even stand trial in the first place) and are free to return to duty… re-armed to potentially cause more harm in the future. This pattern is a serious miscarriage of justice. By ... Full Story

Gun Fail LI

Welcome to Lowe's! How may I shoot you? (P.S. 23 kids accidentally shot last week) GunFAIL L  By David Waldman We have an extraordinarily long list this time around, and it took extra time to compile it and sort through it, which accounts for its late publication. New Year's Eve, like July 4th, is like Black Friday for GunFAIL. Brand-new guns are given as gifts for Christmas (at least one of which went off and shot the gift giver this week), a little extra drinking is going on, the kids are ... Full Story

GunFail: The week before Christmas

GunFail: The week before Christmas

Accidentally shot by an 'otherwise responsible gun owner.' GunFAIL XLIX By David Waldman Five of the 38 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports across the country last week. Another typical week. Unless you're one of the people who got shot, of course. Statistics-wise, this compilation records five cops as accidentally discharging their weapons, three neat freaks discharging guns they couldn't wait to clean, three generous patriots who shared Freedom Ingots with their neighbors ... Full Story

Stories of Police Brutality

Stories of Police Brutality

Editors note:  The activity of some police is truly frightening. The worst part is that these are only a small part of the stories that cross my desk.     Cops Choke Black Boy Holding Puppy for Giving Them ‘Dehumanizing Stares’ by Piper Hoffma Police brutality against blacks, especially black males, is a nationwide crisis. Newspapers from Philadelphia to New Orleans to New York have decried out-of-control cops routinely arresting, beating ... Full Story

Amazing Police Stories

Amazing Police Stories

Police Taser 11-Year-Old Autistic Girl Found Wandering Naked on Highway (VIDEO) Posted by Samuel Warde ASHLAND, OR — Drivers witnessed a young child wandering naked along the side of the highway. One driver, Adam Bednar, stopped his car and called police to help. That decision ended up being a painful one for the 11-year-old girl, who suffers from autism. Bednar says that the trooper who arrived called for her to stop, and when she didn’t respond threatened twice to taze her. After ... Full Story

No freedom of speech or assembly in Wisconsin

No freedom of speech or assembly in Wisconsin

70 Year Old Vietnam Vet Injured By Scott Walker Stormtroopers While Arrested For Singing In WI (VIDEO) As reported by Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative, longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers.  In a move that defied the most basic first-aid principle ... Full Story

More police brutality

More police brutality

    Cops Accused of Invading NV Home, Firing Pepperballs and Assaulting Family  By Kristen Gwynne After a family refused to allow the police to use home as a lookout, the police decided to forcibly take control of the house anyway. A Nevada family has filed a lawsuit claiming that, after denying police requests to use their homes as lookouts, cops forcibly made their way inside anyway, firing pepperballs and eventually arresting them. The family says that police ... Full Story

Police as killers, not protectors

Police as killers, not protectors

It is a shame what many police forces have become. Break into the wrong house and kill innocent people. Kill dogs for no reason. Here are four stories that represent the tip of the iceberg. It also seems that none of the police involved feel any remorse or compassion for their victims or their families. After reading these accounts, you will likely be reluctant to call on the police for help;   Police Officer Shot Man Dead for Peeing, Mother Claims in Court May 28, 2013  | SALT ... Full Story

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