Posts Tagged ‘police’
NPR's Talk of the Nation looked at the tactics police are using against the Occupy movement. Guests include Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Norm Stamper, Chief of the Seattle police during the "Battle of Seattle" in 1999. Stamper says of his decision to use tear gas on the demonstrators, "Worst decision of my 34-year career." You can listen to or read the transcript of the program.
Forget the Occupy Movement Why I’m Joining the One Percent by BRIAN J. FOLEY I marched with Occupy Oakland last Saturday, but I’ve had a change of heart. I’m joining the One Percent. The One Percent have fun. They have jobs and money. Or just money, because when you have a lot of money, you don’t need to work. They live in houses, not tents. The One Percent have a government that actually listens to them. Lockheed needs a war to sell goods and services? Coming right up! ... Full Story
District Attorney Investigation of the shooting of Jason Collins at the Fairfield Inn, Greeley, Colorado on October 28, 2011 SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATION On October 28, 2011, Jason Collins was shot and killed by officers of the Greeley Police Department SWAT team. Department of Homeland Security/ICE (DHS) agents had arranged for an undercover agent to meet with Collins at the Fairfield Inn Hotel located at 2401 29th Street, Greeley, Colorado. Agents of DHS had identified Collins as an ... Full Story
Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed By David Edwards Tuesday, November 22, 2011 A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park. She said she was homeless and three months pregnant, but felt the need to join activists during their ... Full Story
Intro by Gary Wamsley Unfortunately you will not find "Main Stream Media" covering this side of the story. In this case, AlterNet has put together these 10 events and added some comments and context. The point is that police are not supposed to use more force than necessary. When they do it infuriates crowds and leads to confrontations. The unprovoked attacks in these videos is a chilling statement on the police state that the United States is becoming. The sight in some of these videos of ... Full Story
Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism We host a discussion on policing and the Occupy Wall Street movement with Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which helped organize calls among police chiefs on how to respond to the Occupy protests, and with Norm Stamper, the former police chief of Seattle, who recently wrote ... Full Story
Charles L. Winston, 85 of Berthoud, Colorado passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Paonia Care and Rehab Center in Paonia, Colorado, with his family by his side. Charles was born on August 4, 1926 to Roy L. and Flora E (Bender) Winston in Mission Creek Township, Kansas. The family moved to Berthoud in 1935 from Topeka, Kansas. Charles married Dorothy Moore, on May 29, 1948 in Raton, New Mexico, she passed away on Sept. 6, 1992. He later married Maxine Terven Hertha on October ... Full Story
The Larimer County Sheriff's Department is reporting Berthoud police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery in Laramie, Wyoming. The sheriff's department says 22 year old Rayburn Scott Harmon was arrested in Johnstown without incident. Harmon was wanted for an alleged robbery in Laramie and and was also accused of stealing a 2006 Cadillac Escalade that he reported sinking into Carter Lake last Monday after he had taken it for a test drive from a Berthoud auto ... Full Story
Jacob Scott Belt, DOB: 021092, and Blake Eric Bratrud, DOB: 111891, both of Estes Park, were booked into the Larimer County Jail last night on felony charges of 1st Degree Arson, 2nd Degree Burglary and a misdemeanor charge of Theft. Belt and Bratrud were arrested by the Estes Park Police Department yesterday on felony warrants issued by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Belt and Bratrud are accused of entering a home in the 600-block of Fish Creek Road in Estes Park on November 19, ... Full Story
Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson today released his opinion on the case of Fort Collins police officer Carrie Wills' shooting of James Scheu, Jr.