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  • Schadenfreude

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    jimmcneff
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    Schadenfreude—the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune! That’s what is going on in America as it relates to every Tom, Dick, and Samuel L. Jackson taking shots at the police. The race baiters in America want to experience this German word at the cost of a profession—law enforcement. A man I hold in high regard, former Florida Congressman and USMC Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West, shared a story about his older brother who became a police officer in Atlanta after serving in Vietnam. West said, “Pootney” as he was called, was a positive role model for…
  • Man Shot After Attempting to Run Over Michigan Officer

    POLICE Magazine
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    A 24-year-old Port Huron man was shot by police Tuesday after officers said he tried to run over a Drug Task Force officer during a narcotics investigation.St. Clair County Drug Task Force officers were in the area investigating the sale of heroin when a marked Port Huron police vehicle was requested to make a traffic stop, the Times Herald reports.The suspect stopped his vehicle, then allegedly tried to run over a Drug Task Force officer, according to a statement from police.Two members of the Drug Task Force fired single shots into the man's vehicle. Law enforcement officers then…
  • Ill. town receives grant for police, fire improvements

    PoliceOne Daily News
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    By Marwa Eltagouri Chicago Tribune ST. CHARLES, Ill. — St. Charles is putting a $100,000 grant into projects designed to spruce up its police and fire departments, which include the construction of a storage shelter and pavilion at the police practice gun firing range on Illinois Route 38. "We have a firing range, but we don't have a shelter for storage, or any sort of sheltering pavilion," said Steve Huffman, deputy chief of administration. "And we're out there shooting rain or shine." City officials applied for the grant from the Illinois Department of…
  • Video Evidence Helps Protect the Truth

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    LisaW
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    A recent bill, introduced by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, will require law enforcement agencies to either install mobile video systems in all newly acquired patrol vehicles or equip all officers with wearable cameras.
  • Leander Police Department embracing social media

    IACP - Items of Interest
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
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  • Schadenfreude

    jimmcneff
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    Schadenfreude—the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune! That’s what is going on in America as it relates to every Tom, Dick, and Samuel L. Jackson taking shots at the police. The race baiters in America want to experience this German word at the cost of a profession—law enforcement. A man I hold in high regard, former Florida Congressman and USMC Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West, shared a story about his older brother who became a police officer in Atlanta after serving in Vietnam. West said, “Pootney” as he was called, was a positive role model for…
  • Sandy Hook Continues To Justify Gun Control

    James P Gaffney
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
    Sandy Hook Elementary School is the scene of America’s worst-ever school massacre. The 20 children and 6 adults who died trying to protect these children are not forgotten. The Sandy Hook tragedy stands out as a “game changer.” This Active Shooter Incident (ASI) resulted in the lives of elementary school children, no more than six to be stolen by a madman legally armed with an assault rifle. There is nothing more heinous then the slaughter of innocent children. Two years have passed since this tragedy, and the gun-control initiatives promised and sought through federal legislation have…
  • Al Sharpton, Cops, and the State of Dr. King’s Dream

    Anne E. Bremer, MCJ, MANAGING EDITOR
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    Let’s face it; it is tough to be an LEO these days. I’m not sure when this happened, but the media and most of the uninformed public has decided that any cop accused of anything must be guilty. A segment of the public, the grievance industry, and the media have decided that in any encounter with someone of color (regardless of their previous behavior, juvenile or adult criminal history or level of aggression); the cops must be liars or racists or looking to kill someone that day, or all three. What is the grievance industry? These are folks like the Reverend Al Sharpton or the Reverend…
  • In Memoriam: Deputy John Street

    Patrick Sharkey
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Sheriff Dean Howell of the George County Mississippi Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Deputy John Robert Street. Deputy Street, 24, died in a single vehicle crash while he was responding to a traffic accident call. It appears that Deputy Street’s patrol vehicle left the roadway as he was traveling on Highway 57 and struck a tree. Deputy Street’s law enforcement career spanned a short four years. He served part time with the George County Sheriff Department and full time with the Lucedale Police Department. Deputy Street is survived by his wife and two young children,…
  • 3-Year Memorial For A Fallen Brother – Officer Pete Figoski

    Scott Downs
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    Current, former, and retired LEOs of all ranks, filled the block in front of 25 Pine Street in East New York, Brooklyn, for a candle-light vigil to honor Officer Peter Figoski, who was killed at this location three years earlier. On December 12, 2011, Officer Figoski and his partner were responding as the backup team to another unit, who had been assigned to investigate a possible robbery in progress. The responding officers arrived and entered into the basement apartment of 25 Pine Street to investigate the call. When the officers were assisting the supposed robbery victims in the rear of…
 
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  • Man Shot After Attempting to Run Over Michigan Officer

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    A 24-year-old Port Huron man was shot by police Tuesday after officers said he tried to run over a Drug Task Force officer during a narcotics investigation.St. Clair County Drug Task Force officers were in the area investigating the sale of heroin when a marked Port Huron police vehicle was requested to make a traffic stop, the Times Herald reports.The suspect stopped his vehicle, then allegedly tried to run over a Drug Task Force officer, according to a statement from police.Two members of the Drug Task Force fired single shots into the man's vehicle. Law enforcement officers then…
  • Bystander Urges Panhandling Suspect to Fight California Police

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    In a confrontation captured on a provoking bystander’s video, an alleged panhandler is shown engaging in a fistfight with two Hawthorne police officers, knocking one of them to the ground.The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when officers were called to reports of an aggressive panhandler who was in front of a Louisiana Fried Chicken location and was threatening people who would not give him money, a Hawthorne Police Department news release stated.In the 52-second video, the man pushed two officers, punched at least one of them in the face and knocked one to the ground. In the…
  • Kansas City Officer Rescues Lost Dogs

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    A moment of kindness in Kansas City captured the world’s attention on Tuesday. Social media users were all atwitter about a photo showing a Kansas City police officer sitting with two dogs in a grassy knoll off a ramp that leads to 75th Street.The officer, who did not want to be identified, is being hailed a hero for saving the dogs separated — and since reunited — from their owners, Fox4KC reports.Debbie Davis took one of the photos that has since gone viral on social media.“As I pull up, it’s a motorcycle cop sitting in the cold grass with two stray…
  • Dashcam Video Clears New Jersey Officer of Wrongdoing During Traffic Stop

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    VIDEO: Dashcam Video Clears New Jersey Officer of Wrongdoing During Traffic StopAround 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, North Brunswick, N.J., police officer Richard De La Cruz pulled over a car driven by Leonard Cephas for a rolling violation, specifically blowing a stop sign.During the traffic stop, officers broke out the passenger side window of Cephas' car and pulled him physically from the vehicle. Cephas contacted local and national media and, because this was shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown, the media pounced on the story.The reporters contacted both Cephas and the North Brunswick…
  • XCAT Narcotics, Explosives and Gunshot Residue Detection System

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sample suspects at the scene for GSR, test trace samples of narcotics, swab for explosives – all with one system. AND now your XCAT GSR sample can be used for an immediate presumptive and can also be retained for confirmatory SEM analysis!  Like this story? Want to know why tens of thousands of law enforcement people receive stories like this in their email twice a week? Subscribe to award winning OnTarget newsletter!
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  • Ill. town receives grant for police, fire improvements

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    By Marwa Eltagouri Chicago Tribune ST. CHARLES, Ill. — St. Charles is putting a $100,000 grant into projects designed to spruce up its police and fire departments, which include the construction of a storage shelter and pavilion at the police practice gun firing range on Illinois Route 38. "We have a firing range, but we don't have a shelter for storage, or any sort of sheltering pavilion," said Steve Huffman, deputy chief of administration. "And we're out there shooting rain or shine." City officials applied for the grant from the Illinois Department of…
  • Oakland PD: We had no idea CHP officers dressed as protesters

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:13 pm
    By Vivian Ho San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND, Calif. — The revelation by Oakland police that they didn't know the CHP had planted masked undercover officers in a crowd of protesters in the city — at least until those officers were attacked, and one pulled out a gun — highlights concerns about how authorities are cooperating as they deal with demonstrations that often range across city borders. An attorney who is part of a court-ordered police reform effort in Oakland said the California Highway Patrol operation violated Oakland's crowd-control policy. Moreover, he…
  • Pa. paramedic apologizes after uproar over anti-cop Instagram post

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
    By Tricia L. Nadolny The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for posting on Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy." Paramedic Marcell Salters continued from there: ". . . need 2 stop pointing guns at each other & at the ones that's legally killing innocents." Mayor Nutter on Thursday said he condemned the behavior "in the strongest possible terms," calling its message "reprehensible." "We celebrate the…
  • NYPD: Man arrested in assault on cops during protest

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Police Department says a Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with an assault on officers during a protest over the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner. Forty-three-year-old Robert Murray, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in on Thursday. He faces charges including two counts of assault on a police officer. Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday, following a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in Garner's death. Amateur video shows suspects pushing, kicking and punching officers on the Brooklyn…
  • Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    By Astrid Galvan Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws. Chief Roberto Villaseñor said his officers will now only check immigration status and call the U.S. Border Patrol when a person has prior serious felony convictions, poses a threat to national security or has gang affiliations. The criteria was set out for federal immigration authorities in an executive order issued…
 
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  • Video Evidence Helps Protect the Truth

    LisaW
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    A recent bill, introduced by Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, will require law enforcement agencies to either install mobile video systems in all newly acquired patrol vehicles or equip all officers with wearable cameras.
  • Feds Sue New York City over Rikers Violence

    BCarey
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Young inmates face a culture of violence. In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a New York City Department of Corrections bus passes the sign near the gate at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York. Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
  • Arizona Sheriff Gives Up Immigration Enforcement Effort

    BCarey
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    Squad involved in numerous arrests to be disbanded. In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Phoenix. Arpaio, who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama. The suit filed Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in federal court in Washington on behalf of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio contends Obama acted outside his…
  • Grand Jury Clears Officers in FSU Shooting

    BCarey
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    Actions of officers called “heroic” by jurors. Tallahassee police chief Michael Deleo, left and FSU police chief David Perry talk with the media about a shooting outside the Strozier library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday Nov 20, 2014. Three students were wounded and the gunman was shot and killed by police officers. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
  • Philadelphia Fire Department Apologizes for Medic’s Jab at Police

    BCarey
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Union head calls photos a slap in the face of officers. The Instagram post shows two African Americans pointing guns at the head of a white police officer.
 
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    FBI Top News

  • The Fraudster Who Faked His Own Death: Inside the Aubrey Lee Price Case

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Aubrey Lee Price went from a devout minister and trusted financial adviser to a schemer who wiped out his clients’ life savings and then faked his own death to avoid taking responsibility for what he had done, becoming a drug dealer during his 18 months on the run.
  • A Commitment to Indian Country: Director Pledges Support for Victims

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    At the 14th National Indian Nations Conference on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California, FBI Director James Comey pledged the Bureau’s “unshakeable” commitment to tribal nations.
  • Human Rights Day 2014

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today is Human Rights Day—an observance first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to recognize the fundamental rights of every individual—so we thought this would be an appropriate time to highlight our work as the lead agency for enforcing federal civil rights laws in the U.S.
  • Latest Hate Crime Statistics Report Released

    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report reveals that 5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by our law enforcement partners to the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 2013.
  • New Top Ten Fugitive: Help Us Find a Murderer

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading directly to the arrest of Yaser Abdel Said, who is wanted for allegedly murdering his two teenage daughters in Texas.
 
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    NTOA

  • Emergency Management Directors: Volunteer for U.S. Department of Labor Program

    Mary Heins
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    The United States Department of Labor is looking for Emergency Management Directors to volunteer for the O*NET Data Collection Program. O*NET stands for Occupational Information Network and is a database accessible by the public via the internet (http://www.onetcenter.org/) at no cost, which provides information about the skills, tasks, work context, and knowledge requirements of 900+ occupations in the United States. It replaces the 70-year-old Dictionary of Occupational Titles as the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The U.S. Department of Labor believes the…
  • Board of Directors Election Results

    Mary Heins
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The results of NTOA’s election for Regional Directors are in! Congratulations and welcome to the NTOA Board of Directors! The winners for three-year terms, beginning in January 2015 are: EASTERN REGION: Det. Jason Behun is a seven-year veteran of the City of Cape Coral (FL) PD and is currently assigned to the Training Unit. He is also a member of the Cape Coral PD SWAT team and is a team leader and lead instructor. Prior to joining the Cape Coral PD, he worked for the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for 13 years where he was assigned to the Tactical Operations Section as a SWAT team…
  • NTOA’s 2014 Team Grant Winners Announced

    Mary Heins
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    We are pleased to announce our 2014 Team Grant winners! TASER AXON FLEX docking stations (8) and a one-year subscription to Evidence.com Woodburn Police Tactical Services Unit, Woodburn, Oregon Police Department TASER X26P CEW (1 each) Highland County Sheriff’s Office SRT, Highland County (OH) SO Santa Rosa Police SWAT Team, Santa Rosa (CA) PD Xavier University of Louisiana PD Omega Team, Xavier University of Louisiana PD Rockland Sheriff REACT Team, Rockland County (NY) SO Monroe/Lafayette County ERT, Monroe (WI) PD TASER X2 CEW (1 each) Jamestown PD SWAT Team, Jamestown (NY) PD…
  • Educational Scholarships Now Open

    Mary Heins
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    NTOA’s “James Torkar Educational Scholarship Program” provides funding for college tuition and other eligible expenses to dependent children of “Individual” members of NTOA. These scholarships may be awarded directly to the educational institution or into a 529 College Savings Plan. Application Period: Nov. 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015 Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded in each region (Eastern, Central and Western). Click here for scholarship information and online application. If you are not an “individual” member of NTOA, JOIN NOW! Questions?
  • Welcome to our new website!

    Mary Heins
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Welcome to the NTOA’s newly designed website! Our fresh look and improved functionality will enhance your experience when you want to access benefits, information and opportunities on our site. Our new Publication pages feature simple, easy-to-navigate tabs that allow you to quickly scan through article archives from both The Tactical Edge and the Crisis Negotiator, and to search for information by subject. Our Member Tested and Recommended Program pages now offer product reviews, scores and photos in an accessible format that can be searched and filtered by category, company or…
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  • Remington 700 Trigger Recall

    Aaron
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    Remington Arms, the nation’s oldest continuous firearms manufacturer, has announced a major recall on one of the most iconic firearms ever made – the Model 700.  The recall covers all Model 700 X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers in rifles made from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.  The recall also covers Model 7 rifles with the XMP trigger system.  The recall recognizes a growing concern that the rifle will unintentionally discharge without the trigger being depressed. What seemed to start as an internet rumor, and something vehemently denied by Remington up until now, it appears there…
  • Ruger LCRx with 3″ Barrel

    Aaron
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    Ruger has introduced the new LCRx with 3″ barrel.  Building upon their very popular LCR series of revolvers, the longer barrel builds on the LCR’s ability to conceal with the increased accuracy of a longer barrel.  The larger LCRx with 3″ barrel can be a serious contender for off-duty carry, or home defense. The +P potential of the LCRx provides additional assurance with stopping power. The LCRx with 3″ barrel comes with all the features of the LCR series of revolvers: High strength stainless steel cylinder Monolithic frame Ionbond Diamondback cylinder finish…
  • Remington 887 Shotgun Recall

    Aaron
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Remington Model 887 is under recall.       Remington Arms has announced a recall on ALL Model 887 shotguns manufactured between December 1, 2013 and November 24, 2014.  Remington engineers have determined that some of these 887 shotguns could unintentionally discharge, therefore a general recall is necessary to ensure an inspection and correction of defective parts is completed. The identified problem involves the firing pin binding up in the forward position within the bolt assembly.  This problem can potentially cause the firing pin to protrude outward from the bolt…
  • EOTech 518 Holographic Sight

    Aaron
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The EOTech 518 holographic sight.                 EOTech 518 EOTech has announced the new 518 holographic weapon site. The EOTech 518 advances on the already very popular EOTech 512.  The 518 uses AA batteries – alkaline or lithium – and has a QD attachment for Picatinny rails.  Two Alkaline AA batteries power the 518 for around 600 continuous hours, while two lithium AA batteries will keep the 518 running for as long as 1,000 hours.  The use of AA batteries should help reduce operational costs. Read the full article from our companion site,…
  • Gerber Ghostrike Concealed Carry Knives

    Aaron
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Gerber Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knife           Gerber has announced the addition of two new knives specifically designed for concealed carry. The Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knife and Ghostrike Punch. GHOSTRIKE FIXED BLADE KNIFE The Ghostrike knife is designed to be light weight and low profile.  The Ghostrike handle is a skeletal design with a rubberized grip covered with tiny diamond textures that should provide an excellent grip regardless of the conditions during use.  There is a lanyard hole for an additional carry method. The compact 3.3″, fixed blade has…
 
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  • The Brooke Chronicle: Genesis

    Bradley Nickell
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    What would drive someone to want to be a cop? Especially in today’s age where it seems so many people are cop-bashing?What about a young, smart, attractive woman; why would she ever want to be a police officer? Would people even be willing to give her a chance?Before you think I’m being sexist there, let’s face it—for all of society’s advances, sometimes we run across biased people who have the power to decide what direction our path takes for a little while. Whether they’re biased against women, a certain race, or whatever, they still exist and live a camouflaged life. Acting…
  • Put down the bag!

    Bradley Nickell
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    I learned at a young age what I would do with my life. Almost like it chose me. It wasn't wanting, it was inevitable. Nobody could ever stop me from achieving my dream to become a policeman.This dream wasn't fueled by playground bullies or some desire to wield power upon the weak. No, it was fueled by a keen sense of justice--not in the courtroom where legal scholars have exterminated real justice, but in the simple measure of wanting to be a barrier between people doing wrong to others.Perhaps it was brought about by my mother being killed by a drunk driver when I was six years old.
  • Police Muscle Blog Interview

    Bradley Nickell
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    The owner of Police Muscle blog interviewed me the other day about my journey to becoming a writer.If we've met, you know Police Muscle wasn't interested in me because I'm some yoked bodybuilder. Police Muscle is a blog that focuses on many aspects of policing and lives of people in law enforcement.Read more »
  • Cops Are People Too

    Bradley Nickell
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    On the eve of the Thanksgiving celebration, I've decided to share something very close to my heart. It's something I've only shared once and had no idea that I would ever share it again until about ten minutes ago. But in light of the turmoil in our country and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, I think it might be a good idea to put a human side to the badge.We grow up thinking of our teachers as nothing more than some kind of instructor who lives life to educate children. When we learn that our teachers had families and children and lives outside the school building, it gives a…
  • The Real Thanksgiving

    Bradley Nickell
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Thanksgiving is a time where we celebrate the goodness in life with our loved ones. But you already know that, so why should you read this? What could I ever tell you that you don't already know about Thanksgiving and being thankful?It's not about telling you something you don't already know. It's about showing you something that enriches what you already know. It's about sitting around the fire with a hot cup of cocoa and telling stories that warm our hearts and remind us just how much we need each other. That's right, I said the N-word...need.In the vast sea of…
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