law enforcement


Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

  Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Seattle police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation,” the Associated Press reports.Read More

‘They Wanted Us To Fight’: How The Cops Emptied Emancipation Park

  An Exclusive Look At How Virginia Police Emptied Emancipation Park Political Reporter Virginia State Police cleared Emancipation Park Saturday after a white nationalist demonstration turned violent, but the action forced attendees into a crowd of counter-protesters. The rally was organized as a protest to the ordered removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in downtown Charlottesville, Va. The rally was named the “Unite the Right” rally, but attendees largely identified as white nationalists or white supremacists when asked by reporters on the ground. Both Black Lives Matter andRead More

Why Were The Police Held Back In Charlottesville?

  Why Were The Police Held Back In Charlottesville? Scott Greer Deputy Editor Charlottesville is now a by-word for political violence. As you’ve probably heard, the Virginia college town played host to an alt-right rally that descended into violence on Saturday. Both the white nationalists and left-wing counter-protesters fought and beat each other with blunt objects for most of the morning. The violence eventually led to deadly proportions when one of the alt-right rallygoers plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring several others. (Two officers monitoringRead More

‘Tell My Family I Love Them’: Officer To Dispatch During Near Death Shooting

  ‘Tell My Family I Love Them’: Officer Pleads During Near Death Shooting Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter A South Carolina police officer pleaded with dispatchers to tell his family he loved him after being shot at eight times by a suspect, camera footage released Thursday shows. South Carolina prosecutors released the eyeglass camera footage Thursday from the 2016 shooting as part of trial evidence in Malcolm Antwan Orr’s attempted murder of Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith, reports Fox 13. WATCH: The shooting occurred New Year’s Day 2016, when SmithRead More

Illegal Cellphones Are Being Used To Assassinate Police Officers And Their Families

  Illegal Cellphones Are Being Used To Assassinate Police Officers And Their Families Eric Lieberman Tech and Law Reporter The assassin broke through the front door shouting “police” as Capt. Robert Johnson of Bishopville, S.C. was getting ready for work early in the morning March 5, 2010. Johnson, a prison guard at the Lee Correctional Institution (LCI), immediately knew two things: He had to get the assassin’s attention in order to protect his wife — sleeping quietly in the nearby bedroom — and the hit was undoubtedly connected to aRead More

President Donald J. Trump Signed The Wounded Officers Recovery Act

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 3298 into Law Today, President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R. 3298, the Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017. The President is proud to sign this bill to allow the U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund to provide financial assistance to Capitol Police officers injured in the line of duty, including Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who were injured defending Members of Congress and others during the shooting at the June 14, 2017 practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.Read More

DHS: 22 Percent Of Federal Prisoners Are Immigrants

  DHS: Almost A Quarter Of Federal Prisoners Are Immigrants Will Racke The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its latest report on incarcerated aliens Tuesday, showing nearly a quarter of all federal prisoners are immigrants. Of the 187,855 inmates in Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) custody, 42,034 — or 22 percent — are foreign-born aliens, according to DHS figures. The foreign-born share of the overall U.S. population is estimated at 13.5 percent. About 45 percent of the incarcerated aliens have been issued final orders of removal, and 3 percent haveRead More

California Deputy Attorney General Arrested, Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

  California Deputy AG Caught With Child Pornography Robert Donachie Finance and Health Care Reporter A California deputy attorney general was charged in federal court Wednesday after investigators found child pornography at his San Diego County home. Law enforcement arrested 53-year-old Raymond Joseph Liddy Tuesday morning at his home in the resort town of Coronado, Calif., and charged him with possessing pictures that reportedly depict children under the age of 12 performing sexually explicit acts, Reuters reports. Liddy pleaded not guilty Wednesday and was released on a $100,000 bond andRead More

Boynton Beach, Florida: Police Officer Arrives On Scene And Finds An Alligator Waiting [VIDEO]

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Boynton Beach Officer Alfredo Vargas responded to a call about an alligator at a residence. His body cam captured the gator wrangling incident.                               Watch Here:    

Cop Knocks Out Knife-Wielding Man Seconds After He Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ [VIDEO]

  Spanish Cop Knocks Out Knife-Wielding Man Seconds After He Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ [VIDEO] Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent A knife-wielding man shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) tried to attack Spanish police Tuesday moments before an officer knocked him out with a plastic road barrier. The failed attack took place in the Spanish territory of Melilla, which makes up one of two land borders between the European Union and Africa. The man was circled by a large group of officers as he approached the border post with a knife. OneRead More