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At his 1st appearance in court today, John Jonchuck – the man accused of throwing his 5-year-old daughter off of a Bay area bridge – tells a judge he...
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Gun sales surged in December

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Gun sales: FBI background checks, the most reliable measure of gun sales, surged in December.
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Wearing A Hoodie In Oklahoma Could Soon Cost You A $500 Fine

Wearing A Hoodie In Oklahoma Could Soon Cost You A $500 Fine | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
Oklahoma residents are concerned that a proposed bill would make it a crime to wear a hooded sweatshirt, or hoodie, in public on many occasions, according to local news station KFOR.

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Horry Police Chief Saundra Rhodes shares her thoughts on the dedication of officers here, and everywhere | Other Opinions | MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Horry Police Chief Saundra Rhodes shares her thoughts on the dedication of officers here, and everywhere | Other Opinions | MyrtleBeachOnline.com | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
I have sat by quietly for weeks now and listened to or read posts of people that I genuinely consider friends, speak so ill of my fellow law enforcement officers.
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The Secret Life of Gov. Paid Trolls - YouTube

A troll's recent death in England has opened a discourse on troll behavior in general. We all know the current species of trolls are vile scum who dwell in t...
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Whistleblower Cop Calls Out Corruption in Her Department, Naturally She’s Being Fired for It

Whistleblower Cop Calls Out Corruption in Her Department, Naturally She’s Being Fired for It | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
"She is being disciplined for bringing those allegations to light" Louisville, KY -- A New Albany police officer of 19-years is being fired after she blew the whistle on her department. In May, Officer Laura Schook made several claims against her department including corruption, padded overtime and discrimination. "My supervisors [were] padding their overtime, stealing…
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Executive Order -- Establishment of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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EXECUTIVE ORDER ------- ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT'S TASK FORCE ON 21ST CENTURY POLICING By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to identify the best means to provide an effective partnership between law enforcement and local communities that reduces crime and
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Sounds very Orwellian..... Big Brother is watching ALL including local Cops. #OATH not #NDAA

 

 

It's going to get far worse, there's real momentum now at nationalizing America's Police Forces... that would have brought tears of joy to Hitler's fascist eyes.

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to identify the best means to provide an effective partnership between law enforcement and local communities that reduces crime and increases trust, it is hereby ordered as follows:


Section 1. Establishment. There is established a President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing (Task Force).


Sec. 2. Membership.

(a) The Task Force shall be composed of not more than eleven members appointed by the President. The members shall include distinguished individuals with relevant experience or subject-matter expertise in law enforcement, civil rights, and civil liberties.

(b) The President shall designate two members of the Task Force to serve as Co-Chairs.

Sec. 3. Mission.

(a) The Task Force shall, consistent with applicable law, identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust.

(b) The Task Force shall be solely advisory and shall submit a report to the President by March 2, 2015.

Sec. 4. Administration.

(a) The Task Force shall hold public meetings and engage with Federal, State, tribal, and local officials, technical advisors, and nongovernmental organizations, among others, as necessary to carry out its mission.

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Beginning January 1st Controversial New Gun Laws Will Go Into Effect In California

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Watch the video Beginning January 1st Controversial New Gun Laws Will Go Into Effect In California on Yahoo News . A new gun law banning the sale of certain types of fire arms will take effect in California on January 1st.
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Funeral for fallen cop: NYPD asks New Yorkers to dump Mayor de Blasio

Funeral for fallen cop: NYPD asks New Yorkers to dump Mayor de Blasio | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
Ramos was one of two New York police officers targeted and killed last week in Brooklyn.
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LEOs aka ‪#‎DisposableGovtAssets‬ your death is "a personal problem" according to the U.S. Govt .... been there done that.

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The truth of what is really going on at the Texas-Mexico border is frightening

The truth of what is really going on at the Texas-Mexico border is frightening | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
What’s is really going on at the Texas-Mexico border?
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I know this one.. "mistaken understanding" aka "Befehl ist Befehl" #OATH not #NDAA

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Because the 4th Amendment's " shall not be violated" was not written clearly enough for a police officer or the govt to understand.  WTF??  #OATH not #NDAA 

 

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How to Regain Control of Your Local Police - The Solutions Institute

How to Regain Control of Your Local Police - The Solutions Institute | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
The Solutions Institute. Expert help for activists.
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David Slepkow's curator insight, January 6, 2015 5:09 AM

Just like there are efforts to divide us by color, religion, and social class; there is a deliberate effort to divide you from your local police. The media wants you to focus on every negative action taken by officers across the country. From rural Indiana to New York City, and the same media wants you to believe that every badge out there wants to kick down your door and kill you because you’re black, poor, muslim or smoke marijuana. They want you to believe that police work simply revolves around harassing minorities and violating people’s rights. They want you to think that every officer is chomping at the bit to put on his SWAT gear and gun you down with his brand new M4.


All the while, the reality is that the vast majority of real police work is taking reports and dealing with domestic/civil problems. The reality is that only about 3% of officers are part of a tactical team. But the media and the people holding their purse strings want you to believe otherwise.


So what can be done?


To citizens:


If you don’t like the direction your agency is heading, get involved. Keyboard warriors and Monday morning quarterbacks are no longer acceptable forms of activism. Most agencies have steering committees or public safety boards. Go to these meetings and make your voice be heard. If your local agency doesn’t have an over-site committee or merit board start a movement to get an ordinance passed and create one. On a smaller scale, if you are having a neighborhood BBQ call dispatch and invite the officers that work your neighborhood. Be sure to invite their sergeant too. The goal is to bring your police from the fringes of our society, and back into our communities. How could you have a neighborhood BBQ, invite the nearby businesses and residents, and forget the people that work in your neighborhood 40 hours a week?


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EX-FBI AGENT'S EPIC OPEN LETTER TO ERIC HOLDER STUNS ADMINISTRATION

EX-FBI AGENT'S EPIC OPEN LETTER TO ERIC HOLDER STUNS ADMINISTRATION | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
Former FBI Special Agent K. Dee McCown wrote an open letter to Eric Holder. The response has been epic.

Here is the letter:




K. Dee McCown
College Station, Texas

December 28, 2014


Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530-0001


Dear Attorney General Holder,

It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on the same “team” conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.

I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor responsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.



I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.

Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous “don’t shoot, hands up,” and “black lives matter” anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.

To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the “top cop” of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.

During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America “a nation of cowards” concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending “racial profiling,” are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation. These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist “bubble” of Washington D.C.



Your performance, as the nation’s Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race. Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment:

“The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.” WE ALL KNOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS FULL OF S&^%. PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY FROM OBAMA'S NONSENSE BY CLICKING HERE. 

So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.

Further to this point Mr. Holder, law enforcement officers around the country remain dismayed and shocked at the counsel you keep; that being your close relationship with none other than Al Sharpton, a racist “shake down artist” who spreads hate, divisiveness and the promotion of anti-law enforcement sentiment throughout the country; a tax evading fraudster who has unbelievably visited the White House over 80 times in recent years. It is simply beyond my comprehension as a former federal law enforcement professional, that you, the Attorney General of the United States, joined arms in common cause with a charlatan like “the Reverend” Al Sharpton; and it speaks volumes to your personal character and lack of professional judgment.

Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the “Jim Crow” South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering. 


Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.

Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton’s self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.

Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.



In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.

Time and again you chose to “politicize” the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.

As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.

K. Dee McCown

FBI (1997 – 2008)

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Lawyer: Cops break woman’s ribs for ‘disrespect’ after asking about a crime committed while she was asleep

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Supreme Court Rules You Have No 4th Amendment Protection Against Cops Ignorant of the Law

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In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police. The Rutherford Institute Acting contrary…
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Rob Duke's curator insight, January 4, 2015 9:03 PM

Traffic stop probable cause was for broken taillamp.  State law allowed vehicle to operate with only one taillamp, but the officer wasn't aware of this.  Got consent to search and found cocaine.  Supreme Ct. allowed the stop and search.

David Slepkow's curator insight, January 6, 2015 4:51 AM

In April 2009, a Surry County (N.C.) law enforcement officer stopped a car traveling on Interstate 77, allegedly because of a brake light which at first failed to illuminate and then flickered on. The officer mistakenly believed that state law prohibited driving a car with one broken brake light. In fact, the state traffic law requires only one working brake light. Nevertheless, operating under a mistaken understanding of the law, during the course of the stop, the officer asked for permission to search the car. Nicholas Heien, the owner of the vehicle, granted his consent to a search. Upon the officer finding cocaine in the vehicle, he arrested and charged Heien with trafficking. Prior to his trial, Heien moved to suppress the evidence seized in light of the fact that the officer’s pretext for the stop was erroneous and therefore unlawful.


Although the trial court denied the motion to suppress evidence, the state court of appeals determined that since the police officer had based his initial stop of the car on a mistaken understanding of the law, there was no valid reason for the stop in the first place. On appeal, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that even though the officer was wrong in concluding that the inoperable brake light was an offense, because the officer’s mistake was a “reasonable” one, the stop of the car did not violate the Fourth Amendment and the evidence resulting from the stop did not need to be suppressed. In weighing in on the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Rutherford Institute attorneys warn against allowing government agents to “benefit” from their mistakes of law, deliberate or otherwise, lest it become an incentive for abuse.


Affiliate attorney Christopher F. Moriarty assisted The Rutherford Institute in advancing the arguments in the amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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David Slepkow's curator insight, January 8, 2015 6:03 AM

In April 2009, a Surry County (N.C.) law enforcement officer stopped a car traveling on Interstate 77, allegedly because of a brake light which at first failed to illuminate and then flickered on. The officer mistakenly believed that state law prohibited driving a car with one broken brake light. In fact, the state traffic law requires only one working brake light. Nevertheless, operating under a mistaken understanding of the law, during the course of the stop, the officer asked for permission to search the car. Nicholas Heien, the owner of the vehicle, granted his consent to a search. Upon the officer finding cocaine in the vehicle, he arrested and charged Heien with trafficking. Prior to his trial, Heien moved to suppress the evidence seized in light of the fact that the officer’s pretext for the stop was erroneous and therefore unlawful.


Although the trial court denied the motion to suppress evidence, the state court of appeals determined that since the police officer had based his initial stop of the car on a mistaken understanding of the law, there was no valid reason for the stop in the first place. On appeal, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that even though the officer was wrong in concluding that the inoperable brake light was an offense, because the officer’s mistake was a “reasonable” one, the stop of the car did not violate the Fourth Amendment and the evidence resulting from the stop did not need to be suppressed. In weighing in on the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Rutherford Institute attorneys warn against allowing government agents to “benefit” from their mistakes of law, deliberate or otherwise, lest it become an incentive for abuse.



Affiliate attorney Christopher F. Moriarty assisted The Rutherford Institute in advancing the arguments in the amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Puerto Rico, USA - Asesinan jovencito 16 hieren otro de 14

Puerto Rico, USA - Asesinan jovencito 16 hieren otro de 14 | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
Los jóvenes aparentan ser víctimas inocentes de un atentado dirigido a otra persona que usa un carro similar al que viajaban.
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People of Puerto Rico you ignore ‪#‎corruption‬ (judicial, police, govt etc) & this is the result. DEAD CHILDREN

 

 
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NYPD Has A Message For Liberal Mayor He Won't Soon Forget

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The NYPD has a pretty strong message for Mayor de Blasio that he's going to have a hard time ignoring.
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Cleveland woman Tanisha Anderson's death in police custody ruled homicide

Cleveland woman Tanisha Anderson's death in police custody ruled homicide | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
The 37-year-old died Nov. 12 after losing consciousness in the custody of Cleveland police officers while having a mental-health episode
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David Slepkow's curator insight, January 6, 2015 4:54 AM

According to CBS affiliate WOIO, Anderson's family released a statement following the release of the medical examiner's report saying, "The family demands justice for Tanisha, a thorough criminal investigation and an independent prosecutor that results in accountability by the police officers and the Cleveland Police Department."


Two Cleveland police officers, Scott Aldridge and Bryan Meyers, had been placed on restrictive leave while the matter was being investigated.


Cleveland Safety Director and former police Chief Michael McGrath told the Northeast Ohio Media Group for a story Thursday that the city was in talks to hand investigations of deadly use-of-force cases to an outside agency, including the case of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot at a city playground by a rookie officer who apparently mistook an airsoft gun for a real firearm.


Tamir Rice's family has sued the city in federal court, saying the two officers acted recklessly when they confronted the boy.

Cleveland police have come under outside scrutiny on other cases recently as well. Last month, the U.S. Justice Department released findings from a nearly two-year investigation of the agency. The department concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often.


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Home Invaders Fail To Realize That Elderly Man They Were Beating Had A Surprise For Them (Photo)

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A man allegedly shot and killed one of two suspects who were trying to break into his home on Sunday night in Washington County, Pennsylvania.   Robert West, 42, was one of two men attempting to break into the 74-year-old victim’s house at around 9 p.m., reports WPXI Pittsburgh.
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A man allegedly shot and killed one of two suspects who were trying to break into his home on Sunday night in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  


Robert West, 42, was one of two men attempting to break into the 74-year-old victim’s house at around 9 p.m., reports WPXI Pittsburgh. The suspects allegedly beat their victim with an ax before he turned the tables on them and pulled out a gun, which he used to shoot West dead.


The second suspect, who has been identified as Andrew Graseck, reportedly fled the scene on foot and was later arrested. He is now in police custody.


The victim, whose name was not released, was reportedly treated at a hospital for his injuries. His current condition is not known.


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Come And Take Them! UN Arms Treaty In Full Effect, Why You Should Be Worried » Dc Gazette

Come And Take Them! UN Arms Treaty In Full Effect, Why You Should Be Worried » Dc Gazette | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
Gun owners find themselves on shaky ground this month due to the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty that went into effect … Continue reading
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Two issues I see.... do people really trust govt with all the guns (LMAO) ?  And the other only murderous criminals will have guns (#FACT).  Both are great reasons for America's 2nd Amendment.  LL #2A 

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Prosecutor calls for all airline workers to be screened after alleged gun smuggling ring broken up

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A brazen scheme in which guns — even an AK-47 rifle — were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening.
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Thompson's comment came as he described a case brought against five people, including an airline baggage handler who was charged a day earlier by federal authorities in Atlanta.


Thompson said he was not trying to scare anyone. But he said it's "truly frightening" what investigators learned after a probe that started as a way to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn.


He said Mark Quentin Henry, 45, who was fired by Delta Air Lines in 2010 after three years for abusing its buddy pass system, took guns aboard at least 17 commercial airliners this year as they traveled from Atlanta to both New York City airports.


The prosecutor said Henry was given the guns, sometimes in airport restrooms, by Eugene Harvey, 31, an Atlanta baggage handler who worked for Delta before he was fired as a result of the investigation.

Three others were arrested on gun charges in the probe.


Henry's lawyer, Terence Sweeney, said his client, held without bail, "maintains his innocence and he's looking forward to his day in court."

Henry was arrested Dec. 10. Investigators videotaped him in the Atlanta airport prior to a morning flight to Kennedy International Airport in New York, where he was videotaped leaving the airport and was followed to his residence in Brooklyn.


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FBI trains 30,000 to confront active shooters

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The FBI is in the midst of a vast training program aimed at preparing 30,000 officers across the country to confront active shooters in schools, businesses and public places.
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Within the next year, a similar FBI program is likely to be rolled out for operators of large sports stadiums across the country. Authorities have long feared that such venues could be so-called soft targets for attacks.


"They have asked us for our assistance,'' Giuliano said, declining to identify the stadium operators or their league affiliations.

The mass training efforts come in the wake of a steadily mounting number of active shooter incidents that have played out in virtually every corner of American life, from schools and workplaces to churches and shopping malls.


In a 14-year review of such incidents released this year, the FBI found that the number of incidents increased from an average of 6.4 per year during the first half of the study to 16.4 per year during the second half of the examination. The FBI reviewed incidents that occurred from 2000 to 2013.


Of the 160 incidents identified, 64 (40%) were categorized as resulting in mass killings, incidents in which three or more people were killed. Thirty-nine of the mass killing incidents occurred during the second half of the 14-year period studied.


"These have been happening at a rate of more than one a month in recent years,'' Nichols said. "They are high-consequence events that require preparation, or the response is always going to be a wreck.''

Authorities declined to discuss specific tactical training strategies, but the two-day sessions attempt to teach officials how to manage all aspects of attacks, from the basic direction of emergency vehicles to and from scenes, to ensuring at least some officers are able to field-treat the wounded.


"We would prefer that they had some kind of knowledge on hemorrhage control,'' Nichols said, "because it's not always going to be possible to immediately bring in firefighters and EMS (emergency medical services).''


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WA Gun Owners Stage The Largest Felony Civil Disobedience Rally In America's History - Page 2 of 2 - Truth And Action

WA Gun Owners Stage The Largest Felony Civil Disobedience Rally In America's History - Page 2 of 2 - Truth And Action | Criminal Justice in America | Scoop.it
At the end of the rally, gun owners burned their concealed weapons permits and  signed a petition vowing to refuse to follow the new gun control law.  The petition ended with the text, “We pledge our blood.
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