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  • Video: Texas Officer Saves Motorists from High-Speed, Wrong-Way Vehicle

    POLICE Magazine
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    VIDEO: Texas Officer Saves Motorists from High-Speed, Wrong-Way VehicleA quick-thinking, Texas police officer protected a string of drivers from a car going the wrong way on the highway Friday night.Shenandoah police Sgt. Gary Sharpen started zig-zagging back and fourth on Interstate 45 northbound when the Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies called saying there was a driver headed the wrong way against traffic. Sharpen positioned his patrol SUV between the stopped traffic and the PT Cruiser that was reaching speeds of 100 mph."I…
  • Sovereign citizens are deadly threats

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    American Police Beat
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Las Vegas Police Officers Alyn Beck, 41, Igor Soldo, 31 were shot while they ate lunch. The self-described sovereign citizens that pulled the trigger, Jerad and Amanda Miller killed themselves but not before making it clear what they were all about. Authorities have released surveillance video from the “full-frontal” assault on a Georgia courthouse earlier this year by a so-called and self-described sovereign citizen. The video shows Dennis Roland Marx driving his SUV onto the front plaza last June at the Forsyth County Courthouse, where he parked on a sidewalk at the base of the steps…
  • Should I Stay in Law Enforcement?

    Law Enforcement Today
    Pat Welsh
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    In the weeks since the Ferguson, MO, Officer Involved Shooting, and a lesser OIS of John Crawford, III in Beavercreek, OH, I have seen a lot of posts on social media by LEOs asking, “Should I stay or should I leave?” Equally prominent on social media are comments from retired cops and civilians, stating they have no idea why anyone would want to be a police officer in today’s anti-police climate. The real question LEOs are asking is, “Why should I care anymore?” I was a cop for 26 years and my department had its fair share of OIS’s, many with a white officer and a black suspect.
  • Miracle at Sea: 25 Survive Navy Chopper Crash in Gulf of Aden

    PoliceLink
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
  • New Jersey Law Mandates Video Systems in New Patrol Car or Body Cameras for Officers

    POLICE Magazine
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Last week New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure into law that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras.The measure Christie signed Wednesday was advocated by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, the Associated Press reports. Moriarty was charged in 2012 with drunken driving but was cleared with the help of evidence from a camera on the squad car of the Washington Township officer who pulled him over.A New Jersey legislator has also said that he will soon introduce a bill that would require all…
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  • Sovereign citizens are deadly threats

    American Police Beat
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Las Vegas Police Officers Alyn Beck, 41, Igor Soldo, 31 were shot while they ate lunch. The self-described sovereign citizens that pulled the trigger, Jerad and Amanda Miller killed themselves but not before making it clear what they were all about. Authorities have released surveillance video from the “full-frontal” assault on a Georgia courthouse earlier this year by a so-called and self-described sovereign citizen. The video shows Dennis Roland Marx driving his SUV onto the front plaza last June at the Forsyth County Courthouse, where he parked on a sidewalk at the base of the steps…
  • The scam laid bare

    American Police Beat
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Unless you’re a dyed in the wool anti-government type, a wealthy financial services hustler or a politician you probably know that privatization is a scam. Ask anyone in a state that outsourced corrections to Corrections Corporation of America or the GEO Group how that’s working out for them if you’re not convinced. But the pitch still works, even the results are in and they suck. The pitch is something like, “why should we bend over for the union thugs when we can hire private companies to do the same work for less money?” Scores of studies have shown clearly that not only does…
  • Cops with no training

    American Police Beat
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Arnold Air Force Base police officer Steve Luttrell, middle, recites the official police oath during a Police Officer Standards and Training certification event at the base on Feb. 19. Officers Dave Everett, left, and Buck Young also recite the oath. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend) In some parts of the country sending totally untrained police officers out on patrol with powers of arrest would be unthinkable. But these days local governments are looking to save money wherever they can – consequences be damned. According to a recent article from the Shreveport Times, in rural Louisiana…
  • Reservations on reserves

    American Police Beat
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    “Hello boss? Is this thing on? I kinda feel like I don’t know what I’m doing.” Maybe the critics are right. Maybe we just can’t afford professional police officers to serve and protect our communities. This seems like the case in Michigan anyway. According to an article from Michigan Live, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards has commanded the Village of Oakley to hand over all documents related to its police department and 100-member reserve force. The Saginaw News published an investigative series that started last March about 300-resident village with a police…
  • An angel with a badge

    American Police Beat
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Marginalized persons: Individuals who have been pushed to the margins of society. Example: Homeless individuals – one in five homeless people in the U.S. are veterans. In the weeks and months since the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri, Americans have been fed a steady diet of scary looking tactical police officers and tales of police malfeasance. As they say, “if it bleeds it leads.” But perception rarely squares with reality. The largely political debate about “police militarization” has the unfortunate effect of drowning out stories like this one. A cop with the…
 
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  • Should I Stay in Law Enforcement?

    Pat Welsh
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    In the weeks since the Ferguson, MO, Officer Involved Shooting, and a lesser OIS of John Crawford, III in Beavercreek, OH, I have seen a lot of posts on social media by LEOs asking, “Should I stay or should I leave?” Equally prominent on social media are comments from retired cops and civilians, stating they have no idea why anyone would want to be a police officer in today’s anti-police climate. The real question LEOs are asking is, “Why should I care anymore?” I was a cop for 26 years and my department had its fair share of OIS’s, many with a white officer and a black suspect.
  • In Memoriam: Deputy Michael Norris

    Patrick Sharkey
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Sheriff John Bittick of the Monroe County Sheriff Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris. Deputies Michael Norris, 24, and Jeff Wilson responded to a report of a suicidal man inside a home in Bolingbroke. The “suicidal” suspect was armed with a handgun. As the Deputies approached the house, the “suicidal” suspect opened fire upon the deputies. Deputy Norris was struck in the head. Deputy Wilson was stuck in the abdomen and leg. He was able to returned fire, wounding the suspect. Both wounded officers were transported to the Macon Medical Center…
  • In Memoriam: Agent Tyler Robledo

    Patrick Sharkey
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Secretary Jeh Johnson, of the United States Department of Homeland Security and Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection sadly announce the death of Border Patrol Agent Tyler Robledo. Agent Robledo, 34, was killed in a head on automobile collision near Carrizo Springs, Texas. The crash occurred about 1:15 am while Agent Robledo was on patrol. The driver of the other vehicle, a 2009 Dodge sedan, was also killed. He died at the scene. Agent Robledo was airlifted to San Antonio Military Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The Texas Department of Public…
  • In Memoriam: Corporal Bryon Dickson

    Patrick Sharkey
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Commissioner Frank Noonan, Commanding Officer of the Pennsylvania State Police sadly announced the death of Corporal Bryon Dickson. Corporal Dickson, 34, was shot as he and Trooper Alex Douglass were talking with each other on the front steps of the State Police Barracks in Blooming Grove. The shooting took place about 10:50pm. One officer was leaving and the other had just arrived for the late night shift. Commissioner Noonan stated that the shooting was a cowardly attack directed at the Pennsylvania State Police. He didn’t believe that the general public was at risk due to the nature…
  • Ray Rice…Again

    Jean Reynolds
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    The story shouldn’t be news at all. Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team, is back on the front page over a domestic violence incident that happened in February 15. The Ravens team is terminating Rice’s contract because of newly released video footage showing Rice punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, inside an Atlantic City hotel elevator. (Palmer and Rice are now married.) The story isn’t new. Video footage released earlier showed what happened after the elevator doors opened: Rice is seen holding an unconscious Palmer by her feet and dragging…
 
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  • New Jersey Law Mandates Video Systems in New Patrol Car or Body Cameras for Officers

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Last week New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure into law that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras.The measure Christie signed Wednesday was advocated by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, D-Gloucester, the Associated Press reports. Moriarty was charged in 2012 with drunken driving but was cleared with the help of evidence from a camera on the squad car of the Washington Township officer who pulled him over.A New Jersey legislator has also said that he will soon introduce a bill that would require all…
  • Video: Texas Officer Saves Motorists from High-Speed, Wrong-Way Vehicle

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    VIDEO: Texas Officer Saves Motorists from High-Speed, Wrong-Way VehicleA quick-thinking, Texas police officer protected a string of drivers from a car going the wrong way on the highway Friday night.Shenandoah police Sgt. Gary Sharpen started zig-zagging back and fourth on Interstate 45 northbound when the Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies called saying there was a driver headed the wrong way against traffic. Sharpen positioned his patrol SUV between the stopped traffic and the PT Cruiser that was reaching speeds of 100 mph."I…
  • Video: Man Sues Baltimore PD for $35 Million Over Use of Force

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    VIDEO: Man Sues Baltimore PD for $35 Million Over Use of ForceA Baltimore City man is seeking $35 million after he says a police officer beat him up on June 15 for no reason at all.In a 15-page complaint filed in circuit court, the events of that night are laid out from the moment Truss first encountered the officers to the first blow, WJZ TV reports.The police department says Truss disobeyed the officer’s original ordersThe officer said Truss and the woman got into a verbal argument across the street and Truss pushed her three times. He says he went to make an arrest and…
  • Pennsylvania Authorities Name Suspect in Trooper Ambush, Manhunt Under Way

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    VIDEO: Pennsylvania Authorities Name Suspect in Trooper Ambush, Manhunt Under WayA manhunt is under way for an anti-cop "survivalist" with mass-murder fantasies who is wanted in last week's deadly ambush of Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said today. Arrest warrants have been issued for Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., for the Friday night shooting that killed one trooper and left another critically wounded."He is at large and he is considered armed and extremely dangerous," Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a press conference. "He has been described as a…
  • Man Indicted for Killing New York Officer

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    VIDEO: Man Indicted for Killing New York OfficerA man accused of killing a police officer was indicted on six counts and released from the hospital to the county jail.Thomas Johnson III, 38, was indicted Friday on counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, first-degree assault, and multiple weapons possession charges — one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the Sept. 3 death of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson, 32, of East Rochester, N.Y. The indictment was…
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  • Ariz. officer seriously injured in fatal crash

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway before the Wednesday morning commute. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a woman who reportedly had been driving erratically was fatally injured when her vehicle struck a parked DPS vehicle shortly after 3 a.m. MST. The DPS says the officer and an observer inside the officer's vehicle were both seriously injured. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the southbound Loop 101 freeway is closed at…
  • Mich. woman holds off thief, then gives birth

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Associated Press FLINT, Mich. — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot. The Flint Police Department says the woman was putting groceries in her car Tuesday on the city's east side when an unarmed man grabbed her purse. Police say she ran after him, and he pushed her down. The Flint Journal reports two bystanders stopped the man and retrieved the woman's purse. The man tried to keep running but the woman's family held him until police arrived. They arrested 30-year-old Mark Newton. He…
  • Chicago DEA chief heading to DC

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    By Michael Tarm Associated Press CHICAGO — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has drawn attention to the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland, is leaving to take one of the agency's top posts in Washington, D.C., a DEA official said Tuesday. Jack Riley, 56, has been named the DEA's new chief of operations — considered the federal agency's No. 3 position — and will oversee all agency enforcement activities within the U.S. and internationally, Rusty Payne, a spokesman with the DEA in Washington,…
  • Colo. teen accused of stealing car, running over officer

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Associated Press GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested. The officer was treated for ankle injuries and released after the pursuit in Grand Junction on Tuesday. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports an officer shot the boy with a Taser as police tried to remove him from the car. He was evaluated at a hospital and taken to a juvenile jail. Authorities say charges are pending. His parents reported shortly after 9 p.m. that their…
  • Ohio PD says no to crimes reported on Facebook

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Associated Press KETTERING, Ohio — An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page. Kettering police spokesman Ron Roberts tells the Dayton Daily News that three minor crimes were reported via the department's Facebook page last weekend alone: someone spotted on the roof of a vacant building, a child riding on a motorcycle without a helmet, and a loud party. Roberts said just he and two other officers have access to agency's Facebook page. He says the page is not monitored around the clock, and residents should call 911 or police…
 
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  • Detoxification

    JoannD
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    The body has its own system of detoxification; let it work and help yourself life a healthy lifestyle Healthy eating coupled with regular exercise will make your body’s natural system of detoxification work best. Eliminate destructive behaviors like smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and consuming foods high in trans and saturated fats for optimal benefits.
  • True-to-Life Training is Key to Officer Readiness

    JoannD
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Firearms simulators have come a long way and new technology is available, making scenarios more realistic and therefore more effective Photos courtesy MEGGIT TRAINING SYSTEMS
  • Los Angeles County Deputy Convicted in Jail Abuse Investigation

    BCarey
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Sheriff’s deputy found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
  • My Favorite Accessory

    JoannD
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Weapon mounted lights can make the biggest difference to an officer working in a low light scenario, which is why they are considered the best In the author’s opinion, with the exception of concealed carry handguns, all weapons benefit from the addition of an illumination device.  Photos Chris Boyd
  • All That Glitters is Not Gold

    JoannD
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    When it comes to firearms training, there is not much that hasn’t already been done, but a well-rounded approach will include both tried and true methods as well as new standbys Firearms training is a consistently evolving field, but should it be? Some of the “old” techniques are still used today with great success.
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  • Murder-for-Hire Plot Uncovered

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    It’s a novel way to have your debt forgiven—hire a hit man to kill your creditor. However, it’s also illegal. Just ask Illinois businessman Daniel Dvorkin, who recently received a federal prison term for attempting to arrange such a murder to get out of an $8.2 million debt.
  • Money Laundering Takedown

    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    In a major takedown in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 10, nearly 1,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers seized approximately $100 million in cash, arrested nine subjects, and searched dozen of businesses in the city’s downtown fashion district alleged to have laundered money for Mexican drug cartels.
  • Justice in Labor Trafficking Case

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    A woman’s arrest for shoplifting led authorities to the Ohio home where she—and her young daughter—had been held captive for more than two years.
  • Vintage Fraud: Wine Dealer Sentenced in Counterfeiting Scheme

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rudy Kurniawan was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for running an elaborate scheme in which he sold approximately $30 million worth of rare, expensive—and counterfeit—wine.
  • Gear Up for the 2014-2015 FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Summer vacation is ending for students across the country, and as they head back to school, we want to help make sure that cyber safety is included in their lesson plans. Today we are launching the FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Internet Challenge for the 2014-2015 school year. Last year, more than 75,000 students—from more than 1,300 schools in 45 states—participated in the challenge, and we hope to see even more on board this year.
 
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  • Celebrating 40 Years of Working Together for Youth Justice and Safety

    The Department of Justice
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    This post appears courtesy of Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs. On September 7, 1974, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation established the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and forever changed the way states […]
  • Attorney General Holder Visits Ferguson, Missouri

    The Department of Justice
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    This post appears courtesy of Attorney General Eric Holder To see a photo gallery of Attorney General Holder’s trip to Ferguson, click here. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks with community members at Drake’s Place restaurant. On Wednesday, I visited Ferguson, Missouri, to be briefed on the ongoing federal civil rights investigation into the August 9 […]
  • Protecting Borrowers from Credit Discrimination in All Forms

    The Department of Justice
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    This post appears courtesy of Greg Friel, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights The Department of Justice has worked vigorously and effectively to protect American consumers, ensure fair treatment for struggling borrowers, and seek justice for victims of discriminatory lending practices.  The Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section and its Fair Lending […]
  • Celebrating 24 Years of the ADA – Keeping School Doors Open to All

    The Department of Justice
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    This post appears courtesy of Eve Hill, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Victor Hugo wrote, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”  The Civil Rights Division enforces federal civil rights laws to keep school doors open to all students and prevent discrimination on the basis of disability.  The Civil Rights Division […]
  • Celebrating Enforcement of the ADA: An Anniversary Week Blog

    The Department of Justice
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    “The Department of Justice is working towards a future in which all the doors are open – to equality of opportunity, to independent living, to integration and to economic self-sufficiency – for everyone, including people with disabilities.”  Eric Holder, Attorney General  People with disabilities have long faced barriers to full participation in society.  For the […]
 
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