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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘SWAT’

SWAT Call Out in Lyons, Colorado

At approximately 11:30 am today, Sunday, October 13, 2013, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Estes Park area were dispatched to a disturbance at 3500 block of Colard Lane in unincorporated Larimer County near Lyons, Colorado.  A subject identified as an Hispanic male approximately 54 years of age was alleged to have discharged a firearm during the disturbance and had barricaded himself inside his home.  No one was injured during the disturbance with everyone ... 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

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre                       By John W. Whitehead July 23, 2012 “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” ― H.R. Schiffman The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the ... Full Story

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

Congress repeals the Bill of Rights

    Editorial Opinion Are you a terrorist? The answer might surprise you. Why is this important? The U.S. Senate recently passed the Defense Authorization Bill with a little discussed amendment that effectively destroys the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth amendments, effectively gutting the Bill of Rights. See “Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights."This was all done in the name of combating terrorists, but applies to everyone, to anyone whom the ... Full Story

Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds

Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds

        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.

SWAT Deployment

SWAT Deployment

Date:                   May 3, 2011 Several homes had to be evacuated in the 3300-block of Saratoga Street in Wellington last night as Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with a woman and child allegedly not being allowed to leave the residence.  After deputies arrived, they discovered the woman and child had left the residence but at least one gunshot was heard coming from inside the residence.  A pistol was later recovered ... Full Story

Days Inn Drama ends peacefully

Days Inn Drama ends peacefully

  A one and one-half hour negotiation with an armed subject barricaded in a room at the Days Inn ended peacefully shortly after noon today.  Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Days Inn at 3625 East Mulberry Street in Fort Collins at approximately 10:18 this morning on the report of a distraught man with a gun. The 911 call came from a third party who was in contact with the man via phone. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Negotiations team was called in to ... Full Story

Standoff in Berthoud

Standoff in Berthoud

What started as a drunk driver pursuit by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has ended up as a standoff on the northeast edge of Berthoud. According to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the CSP was attempting to stop a motor home that had been called in as a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately  (REDDI) report. The pursuit began on I-25 and proceeded into Larimer County and north on Berthoud's First Street where a spike strip was deployed. The motor home swerved to avoid the strip and ... Full Story

Officers cleared in Haskew shooting

Officers cleared in Haskew shooting

    The Coloradoan.com DA clears officers in connection with fatal Berthoud shooting By Trevor Hughes Berthoud police Chief Glen Johnson was the first arriving officer to Haskew's home shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov.8. Johnson said the wife had reported Haskew had been drinking and was initially refusing to let her leave. As Johnson arrived, Haskew's wife and four young children left, but Haskew went inside and shut the door. Johnson then reported hearing multiple ... Full Story

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