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Lead investigator in Oscar Pistorius case is himself facing attempted murder charges

Lead investigator in Oscar Pistorius case is himself facing attempted murder charges

“On Thursday further pressure was piled on South African police as they admitted Botha is himself charged with attempted murder. Police Brigadier Neville Malila told the Associated Press that the detective is scheduled to appear in court in May. Malila said Botha faced seven counts of attempted murder over what news reports called a drunken incident in which he and two other police officers were accused of firing shots from a state-owned vehicle while trying to stop a minivan.” Continue reading

Will Grigg: “No Hesitation”

Will Grigg: “No Hesitation”

“Among the training targets are images depicting ‘non-traditional threats,’ such as pregnant women, children, and grandmotherly women – in other words, ‘Little People’ – carrying guns. The company’s marketing team explains that the ‘non-traditional targets’ were created at the request of police officers and trainers, who are seeking to dis-inhibit the killing instincts of police ‘when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition…. This hesitation time may be only seconds but that is not acceptable when officers are losing their lives in these same situations….'” Continue reading

Ex-Hillsboro cop surrenders after shootout with police with wife, daughter at his side

Ex-Hillsboro cop surrenders after shootout with police with wife, daughter at his side

“Timothy Cannon surrendered after a gun fight with 10 Washington County cops, descending the stairs of his two-story Forest Grove home, his arms linked with those of his wife and daughter, according to court records. Lisa Cannon’s account of the gunfire exchange between her husband, then a Hillsboro police officer, and Washington County law enforcement the night of Jan. 20 is detailed in an application for a search warrant filed in Washington County Circuit Court and released Monday. Timothy Cannon had been drinking off and on throughout the week, Lisa Cannon told a dispatcher during the incident. On Saturday, Jan. 19, he drank all day, she said.” Continue reading

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will fire seven deputies who formed gang

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will fire seven deputies who formed gang

“Seven Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been notified that the department intends to fire them for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded its members with matching tattoos, officials said. The Times reported last year about the existence of the clique, dubbed the Jump Out Boys, and the discovery of a pamphlet that described the group’s creed, which required aggressive policing and awarded tattoo modifications for police shootings.” Continue reading

Criminalizing Criticism of the Police

Criminalizing Criticism of the Police

“Dominic Ray Aguilar, a 37-year-old cab driver from Roseville, California, has been charged with making ‘terroristic threats’ against Police Officer John Moody, who shot 35-year-old Ernesto Duenez 11 times in the driveway of his home in June 2011. Duenez, who was suspected of violating his parole, was unarmed and exiting his pickup truck when Moody shot him. He tried to comply with Moody’s order to get down on the ground, but his foot was caught in a seat belt. On the Facebook page memorializing Duenez, Aguilar wrote: ’50 rounds to your dome Moody.'” Continue reading

“Gun Control” Means More State-Licensed Gun Violence

“Gun Control” Means More State-Licensed Gun Violence

“Barack Obama paid a brief visit to Minneapolis today to rally support for his administration’s proposals to restrict private firearms ownership. Significantly, he didn’t address the public; instead, he met with police officials at the Minneapolis PoliceDepartment Special Operations Center. The White House praised Minneapolis as ‘a city that has taken important steps to reduce gun violence and foster a conversation in the community about what further action is needed.’ One of those steps was the overt militarization of law enforcement through the promiscuous use of SWAT teams.” Continue reading

Phila Police Officer Charged After Randomly Firing Shots At Building

Phila Police Officer Charged After Randomly Firing Shots At Building

“A Philadelphia Police Officer has been charged with Recklessly Endangering another Person, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, and False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities. Pharez Morris, the 27-year-old officer fired 13 bullets in the direction of an unspecified building on West Rockland Street in October of last year. After the police were called to the scene by a witness, a false 9-1-1 call was made by Morris, to try to distract officers from his discharge.” Continue reading

Former Camden cop sentenced to nearly 4 years for conspiracy

Former Camden cop sentenced to nearly 4 years for conspiracy

“From May 2007 to October 2009, Stetser engaged in a conspiracy with other Camden police officers to deprive individuals of their due process rights by charging them with planted evidence; threatening certain individuals with arrest using planted evidence if they did not cooperate with law enforcement; conducting illegal searches without a search warrant or consent; stealing money during illegal searches and arrests; paying for cooperation and information with illegal drugs; failing to report found drugs and stashing them to use as planted evidence; and preparing false police reports or testifying falsely in court to conceal his actions.” Continue reading