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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks about the Jussie Smollett case.

ADDED:I mashed up the CPD superintendent's press conference with Smollett's trainwreck ABC interview— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 21, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Abc, Police, Fake, Chicago Police, Jussie Smollett, CPD, Eddie Johnson, Smollett, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, David Rutz

Jussie Smollett’s Lies Will Not Make Me Trust Law Enforcement

If cops want me to withhold judgement until all the facts are out, they have to police their own house first.
Tags: Law, Police, Laquan Mcdonald, Jussie Smollett

Houston Police Department Announces End To No-Knock Police Raids

ABC13: HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says ‘no-knock’ warrants will end on his watch after the controversial raid that left a man and his wife dead on the southeast side. The announcement came during a town hall meeting Monday night hosted by the Greater Houston Coalition of Justice. Acevedo added that any exceptions to that rule will be circumstantial, and he’ll know about it. He also promised a new policy, stating that undercover officers will wear body cameras d...
Tags: Police, Military, Houston Police Department, Acevedo, Art Acevedo, HOUSTON Texas KTRK Houston Police, Greater Houston Coalition of Justice

The NYPD’s DNA dragnet

New York City police have employed the equivalent of DNA dragnets, combining voluntary with covert (e.g., grabbing a discarded cup) collection methods. Thus, before identifying a suspect in the Howard Beach jogger case, “the NYPD collected well over 500 DNA profiles from men in the East New York area….But things get worse from there. For those people excluded from the jogger case, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the city’s crime lab, permanently keeps those profiles in their databank [...
Tags: Privacy, Law, NYC, Police, New York City, Uncategorized, Surveillance, New York Daily News, East New York, Police Unions, Allison Lewis, Howard Beach

Art Acevedo: Officer Lied In Affidavit Before Deadly Houston Raid

News from Texas: A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city’s police chief said Friday. In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home, officers with the Houston Police Department’s narcotics unit had alleged that a confidential informant had bought heroin at the house the day before the Jan. 28 raid. The informant had also a...
Tags: Texas, Police, Military, Houston, Don, Houston Police Department, Acevedo, Goines, Art Acevedo, Dennis Tuttle, Rhogena Nicholas, Gerald Goines

Officer’s Gun “Goes Off” During Response To Hoax Threat At Middle School

News from Florida: A false threat made to Jefferson Davis Middle School prompted Jacksonville police to swarm the campus Thursday afternoon, according to a Duval County Public Schools spokeswoman. During the police response, an officer’s gun accidentally discharged outside the school, authorities said. About 3:50 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, 911 dispatch received two calls reporting there had been a shooting at the school. Officers arrived in full force to investigate an...
Tags: Florida, Police, Military, Middle School, Jacksonville, Sheriff s Office, Jacksonville Sheriff s Office, Duval County Public Schools, Jefferson Davis Middle School

"While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is also no evidence to say that this is a hoax."

Say the Chicago police, quoted in WaPo.Chicago police have said they’re investigating the alleged assault against ["Empire" actor Jussie] Smollett, who is black and openly gay, as a possible hate crime. Smollett told police he was attacked around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29 by two people who yelled racial and homophobic slurs, tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical substance, which he believes to be bleach, on him. According to Smollett, at least one assailant told him “this is MAGA country” du...
Tags: Crime, Law, Abc, Police, Chicago, Trump, Chicago Police, Jussie Smollett, Robin Roberts, CPD, Smollett, Ann Althouse, Maga, Tonja Renée Stidhum, WaPo Chicago, Jussie -RSB- Smollett

Police roundup

“Twenty-five years of developments in both the law and social science show that a police command to ‘stop’ is more than a mere request for information.” Courts should handle accordingly [Ilya Shapiro on Cato amicus brief in Cisse v. New York, New York Court of Appeals] Procedures must be followed: “Murder suspect tries to turn himself in at New Orleans jail, but deputies demand proper ID” [Matt Sledge, The Advocate] New project aims to educate public on how to navigate oft-complex police co...
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Uncategorized, New Orleans, Waze, Steve Silverman, ABA Journal, Cato, Cisse, CALEB BROWN, Ilya Shapiro, Scott Shackford, Cato Research Briefs, Jonathan Mummolo, New York New York Court of Appeals

How White People Survive Their Encounters With Police

Florida woman threatens to sic KKK on black cop, is still alive.
Tags: Florida, Law, Police, Kkk, The Caucacity

Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police

Call for more government funding as survey finds 80% of officers felt stress in past yearPolice officers have reported being driven to breaking point by the dual pressures of staffing cuts and rising demands, with a survey finding eight out of 10 had felt stressed in the past year.The survey by the Police Federation is part of a campaign to pressure the government to fund more officers on the beat after years of cuts. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Police, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Police Federation

NYPD Wishes Google, Waze Had Never Heard Of This First Amendment Thing

I like it when police try their cease-and-desist intimidation tactics on somebody who understands their rights.
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Waze, Nypd, First Amendment, Cease & Desist Letters

The Bullies Of The Raleigh, North Carolina, SWAT Team

Reason: This week a North Carolina mom told the Raleigh City Council that police “terrorized” her parents and her 6-year-old special-needs son. A Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) team—Raleigh’s version of SWAT—had a warrant to search Michael and Wanda Clark’s home last November. Michael’s nephew, Brian Clark, was a suspect in a recent armed robbery. Police found a box Brian had left at the scene of the crime with his uncle’s name and address on it, Indy Week reports. So they paid a visit to the ...
Tags: Police, Military, Brian, North Carolina, Wanda, Michael, Raleigh, Clark, Michael Clark, Brian Clark, LaDonna, SWAT, Wanda Clark, Raleigh City Council, SWAT Raids, Bullies Of The Raleigh North Carolina SWAT Team

Another Cop Screw-up With Weapons-Mounted Lights

News from Colorado: A Denver police officer will be suspended for 10 days without pay for almost shooting a man in the head by accident. The Denver Post reports Asher Rose will begin his suspension later this month for the Dec. 15, 2017 incident. The officer joined the department in January 2017 and did not have any previous disciplinary issues. Investigators say Rose and another officer were responding to a report of a drunk man trying to stop traffic in south Denver. The man ran away and hid u...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Police, Military, Denver, Firearms, Rose, Denver Post, Weapon-Mounted Tactical Lights, Asher Rose

Houston Police Officer’s Union Statement On The Wrong Home SWAT Raid

Via Gryphon, Zero Hedge: We are sick and tired of having dirtbags try to take our lives when all we are trying to do is protect this community and protect our families… Well just know, we all got your number now. We are going to be keeping track of all of ya’ll, and we’re going to make sure we hold you accountable. Every time you stir the pot on our police officers. We’ve had enough, folks. We’re out there doing our jobs every day, putting our lives on the line for our families. Enough is enough...
Tags: Police, America, Military, Union, Houston, Fallujah, Acevedo, Joe Gimaldi, Gilmaldi

Consent decrees: an exchange

My piece of two weeks ago for National Review about consent decrees, police, and the Jeff Sessions memo (briefly summarized here) drew a detailed response from Radley Balko in the Washington Post, whose writings on police misconduct I often link here. I’ve now responded in a second NR piece, arguing that while there is much common ground to be found on the issues here, I will stick with seeing the memo as generally on the right track in articulating proper limits to the feds’ constitutional role...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Police, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Constitutional Law, National Review, Radley Balko, WO writings, Consent Decrees

Lock Your Doors, Load Your Guns, And Get A Biting, Barking Dog MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – A Kentucky Sheriff has had enough after he says budget cuts have ravaged his department, telling citizens “Folks, lock your doors, load your guns and get you a barking, biting dog. If the Sheriff’s Office can’t protect you, who will?” Martin County Sheriff John Kirk wrote on Facebook addressing citizens of the county on Sunday. According to the Sheriff, with the recent cuts to the department, he will have to move his only other deputy to dayshift, leaving n...
Tags: Facebook, Police, Military, John Kirk, Martin County, Kentucky Sheriff

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Greenville News: W hen a man barged into Isiah Kinloch’s apartment and broke a bottle over his head, the North Charleston resident called 911. After cops arrived on that day in 2015, they searched the injured man’s home and found an ounce of marijuana. So they took $1,800 in cash from his apartment and kept it. ______ When Eamon Cools-Lartigue was driving on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County, deputies stopped him for speeding. The Atlanta businessman wasn’t criminally charged in the April 201...
Tags: Police, Atlanta, Military, South Carolina, North Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Cooke, Greenville News, Interstate 85, Spartanburg County, Isiah Kinloch, Eamon Cools Lartigue, Brandy Cooke

Art Acevedo Pushes Gun Control After Raiding The Wrong Home In Houston, Texas

Houston Chronicle: The day after four Houston police officers were shot while serving a search warrant in southeast Houston, Chief Art Acevedo once again called on lawmakers to find ways to reduce gun violence. “I would express my personal frustration at lawmakers that know we have a public health epidemic in this country we call gun violence,” Acevedo said at a news conference Tuesday morning related to the shooting. “It doesn’t just impact law enforcement. It crushes communities, tears apart f...
Tags: Police, Military, Houston, Houston Texas, Acevedo, Art Acevedo

Third party will review rape-clearance data that spurred ouster of Austin PD division chief

Last night, the Austin City Council voted to have a third party review years worth of cases to discover the extent to which the Police Department inflated clearance rates in sexual assault cases. the agency pressured the head of the sex crimes unit to declare more cases "exceptionally cleared," then removed her when she refused and began puffing up the numbers, anyway. Now we know she was in the right and APD brass was fudging data to misrepresent success rates to the city council and the public...
Tags: Law, Police, Austin, Sex Crimes, Apd, Austin City Council, Police Department, DPS, Manley, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Mandy Marzullo, Bryan Manley, Clearance Rates

Genius Cop

Law & Crime (and also this from WiscoDave): Florida man Matthew Crull is free from jail, and he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. He spent 41 days in a Martin County jail, but was released. Crull and 10 other people have been let go from jail because now-former Martin County Deputy Steven O’Leary was accused of falsely testing material as narcotics, leading to their arrests. Crull told WPTV that he has been in jail before, but for nothing like this. [ … ] “I had 92 grams of laundry d...
Tags: Florida, Police, Military, Cbs, O'leary, Martin County, WPTV, William Snyder, Steven O'Leary, Crull, Matthew Crull, O'Leary He

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Gun Rights Case Stemming From New York Restrictions

Yahoo: The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump back into the national debate over gun rights after nearly a decade on the sidelines. The justices agreed to consider a petition backed by gun owners’ groups asking them to strike down New York City’s strict rules for carrying legally owned guns outside the home. [ … ] City officials argued that more liberal transporting policies in effect until 2001 were abused. While the policies were intended to allow gun owners to take unloaded guns only to tar...
Tags: New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Police, New York City, Military, Second Amendment

Justice Department revamps consent decree rules: what the press missed

The feds plan to be less heavy-handed in using consent decrees to micromanage states and cities, and there’s a good case for that, I argue at National Review. Alas, as I explain, national media bungled the story in November by characterizing Jeff Sessions’s memo as if it were primarily aimed at reducing oversight of police. “Not once in its seven pages does the word ‘police’ even appear.” My short piece doesn’t take up the question of how the well-documented problems of consent decrees in other ...
Tags: Law, Police, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Jeff Sessions, WO writings, Consent Decrees, Federalism, John McGinnis, David Meyer Lindenberg Tim Lynch Scott Greenfield

Perspective on black knife crime | Letters

The causes of stabbings in the black community cannot be understood from intellectual or prejudicial positions, argues Julian Lee, while Nick Moss thinks widely used definitions of such crimes are part of the problem. Plus letters from Alan Clark and Linda MarriottIt is acknowledged that columnists like Afua Hirsch (Rod Liddle is wrong about black deaths, 16 January) write stuff that is a reflection of their views; what is harder to accept is when those views are informed only by intellectual or...
Tags: London, Crime, Police, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Young People, Gangs, Knife crime, Liddle, Hirsch, Alan Clark, Julian Lee, Nick Moss, Linda MarriottIt

Black police paid less as ethnic pay gap widens, Met figures show

White officers get £1.80 an hour more than black and Asian peers, says studyThe pay gap in the Metropolitan police between white officers and their black and Asian counterparts has widened in the past year despite promises to close the divide, new figures have shown.A Met study of average wages found that black and Asian police officers working in London were paid £1.80 an hour less than their white colleagues last year, compared with £1.52 in 2017. All 37 senior officers on salaries of £100,000...
Tags: London, Police, Race, Society, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Equal Pay

“Why Doesn’t the FBI Videotape Interviews?”

For the FBI to videotape the interviews it conducts would presumably allow an improvement in accuracy over note-taking, an important issue when statements can lead to criminal conviction (either on underlying charges or on charges of lying to the government). They would also permit improved oversight of how well the FBI does its work. So why did FBI guidelines forbid the practice until 2014, and even now establish a presumption of recording only for custodial interviews? [Alex Tabarrok citing Mi...
Tags: Law, Police, Uncategorized, Fbi, Crime And Punishment, Harvey Silverglate, Alex Tabarrok, FBI Videotape Interviews, Michael Rappaport Law

Indiana Police Officer Shot By Partner As The Clueless Cops Force Her To Walk To Get Help

Via WiscoDave, this sad tale. An Indiana police officer is in critical but stable condition after she was accidentally shot by her partner while on duty. The Lafayette Police Department released body camera footage showing Officer Lane Butler, her partner Aaron Wright and a third officer searching a home for a fugitive on January 8. After the officers failed to find the suspect inside, Butler is seen on camera exiting the home with Wright following behind her with his gun drawn. Authorities say...
Tags: Police, Indiana, Military, Don, Wright, Butler, Aaron Wright, Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Police, Patrick Flannelly, Butler Wright

"The Twitter hashtag '#KamalaHarrisIsACop' is popular among her progressive detractors..."

"... who point to her work in law enforcement that they say disproportionately affected people of color. 'Kamala Harris is entitled to no scrutiny, just like every other Democratic politician who is loved by Clinton donors. Also, war is peace,' progressive commentator David Sirota tweeted sarcastically in 2017. It came during a stretch where he highlighted her role as California attorney general in the approval of a California hospital merger criticized by nurses and abortion rights activists, a...
Tags: Twitter, Law, California, Police, San Francisco, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Trump, HARRIS, San Francisco Chronicle, David Sirota, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

CPS to test three alleged harassment cases after Soubry abused outside parliament

Police confirm more officers deployed at Westminster following demonstrationsThree cases of alleged harassment outside parliament have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service after the MP Anna Soubry was repeatedly abused and blocked from entering parliament by pro-Brexit supporters earlier this week.The cases were sent to prosecutors to “test” whether the behaviour witnessed and filmed went beyond legitimate protest, the Metropolitan police said on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Protest, Law, Police, UK News, Westminster, Metropolitan Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Brexit, Anna Soubry, Cps

The Split Second Life And Death Decisions LEOs Make Every Day

Via WiscoDave, A Faulkner sheriff deputy named Keenan Wallace was caught on camera shooting a small dog while investigating a neighborhood call reporting an aggressive dog.  Initially the County Sheriff was slow to respond to the outcry; then the video went viral on social media. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department said this. “We in law enforcement answer calls every day that require split second life and death decisions.” So what was the threat?  You’d think they were doing MOUT ...
Tags: Police, Military, Fallujah, FAULKNER, Keenan Wallace, Faulkner County Sheriff s Department

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