Why Bad Cops Are Still Cops...Via Balko, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has been doing an excellent series of reports about police unions protecting corrupt police officers in Florida, preventing them from being fired or even disciplined even when they’ve been caught red-handed.
Have you been thinking about who you'd bring to the next Dinner with Barack?
President Obama will be bringing Michelle to the dinner he's having with grassroots supporters like you. The best part? If you join them, you have a chance to bring a loved one along, too.
Tell us who you would bring if you won -- and why.
Maybe it's your spouse, your aunt who volunteers a few times every month, or your niece who's about to vote for the first time in 2012.
Whoever you choose, this dinner isn't just a chance for you both to meet the President and the First Lady, it's a chance to share a special meal -- to ask the questions you've been dying to ask, and tell the stories you think they need to hear.
I hope you'll put your name in the running to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with someone you care about.
============================================================= I would bring my wife Iris. She comes from the island of Puerto Rico, USA. I was born in Northern California. We both had very difficult lives growing up and similar experiences in America's forgotten poverty. Despite we grew up 3,700 miles apart as children, we both over came poverty only to return to it because of out of control corruption and criminals. Today we find ourselves refugees in our own Nation - The United States of America. We would like the President of the United States of America to know exactly why two productive good law abiding US Citizens of this great nation have suffered at the well documented hands of both public corruption, police corruption & ruthless murderous criminals and others yet to be named. No one defended our most basic Civil & Human rights (or Hate Crimes). We would humbly like to know why; to our faces and for the President to look into our eyes. We have lost everything, our possessions, our home, our land & nearly my life. We came to CT carrying only our suit cases, only to find every door of hope closed to us. I am a US Veteran and a Former Federal Police Officer - I served with integrity and honor for my US Government but it was not returned to me or my family. As a matter of fact they don't play fair at all. But once you are devistated by murderers intent on cutting you up into tiny pieces with the aid of corrupt State Police Officers, everything else becomes anticlimactic in this Great Nation. - Randy L. Dixon Rivera
Alguaciles federales trasladaron al presunto narcotraficante conocido como Bolo al Tribunal Federal. - Se responsabiliza por el envío de más de 2,500 kilos de cocaína a Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos desde Quisqueya.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for a pair of suspended Miramar police officers accused of conducting an illegal search of a drug suspect's home and lying on police reports to cover up the misconduct.
The ex-girlfriend of the man who opened fire on a street in Hollywood on Friday said he wanted to "change the world for the better." Alicia Alligood, 24, said that she and Tyler Brehm, 26, dated for four years before...
"A 42-year-old criminal investigator was shot to death in her Queens apartment late Saturday by her ex-cop husband, relatives and police said." (And yet another X-Cop loses it news article. Lesson? Once a Cop you will always be a Cop or X-Cop in the eyes of the National News. That is unless you yourself are the victim(s) then its not even reported. )
Gangs are acquiring highpowered, military-grade weapons more frequently, according to the latest National Gang Intelligence Center Report. And FBI and law enforcement officials suggest gang members -- both enlisted and those working at military bases as contract civilians -- may be funneling the firearms to their street-level counterparts.
My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.
I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA. I was sitting in City Hall Park with a pillow, a blanket, and a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Being Peace” when 1,400 heavily-armed LAPD officers in paramilitary SWAT gear streamed in. I was in a group of about 50 peaceful protestors who sat Indian-style, arms interlocked, around a tent (the symbolic image of the Occupy movement). The LAPD officers encircled us, weapons drawn, while we chanted “We Are Peaceful” and “We Are Nonviolent” and “Join Us.”
Border Patrol officer punished for questioning war on drugs...One of my favorite groups is LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, an organization made up of former police officers, prosecutors and judges who understand the damage done by the war on drugs on people and on the entire nation. Needless to say, the government doesn’t like them very much. In fact, they fire people just for mentioning that they think the group has a point.
Tensions between the NYPD and journalists continued to run high on Monday as police officers forcefully prevented New York Times photographer Robert Stolarik from taking pictures of Occupy Wall Street arrests.
Asesinatos en Puerto Rico- Despertando Consiencia cansion de Polaco Ft Erick Daulet- Dime Que Vas Hacer...WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Puerto Rico, USA is an out of control bloody "War Zone" but you do not hear any of our leaders talking about it? Fox showed nice Travel & Adventure there just yesterday?
A 13-year state police trooper who earned more than $124,000 last year is among the state employees — including three other troopers — under investigation for allegedly filing a fraudulent food stamp application following Tropical Storm Irene.
Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that weapons lost during the course of the failed “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation will continue to show up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico “for years to come.”
Holder, in testimony on Capitol Hill that comes as the congressional investigation into the program expands, decried the “gun-walking” tactic used in the operation as “inexcusable” and “wholly unacceptable.” But a day after an influential senator called for the resignation of one of Holder’s top deputies over the scandal, Holder denied department leaders played any role in the crafting of Fast and Furious.