A suspect being sought by police for an Omaha shooting opened fire Wednesday on officers, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
The White House is banning certain types of military-style equipment for local law enforcement. The surprise announcement comes after the White House signaled last year that such equipment would remain accessible to local police departments, despite criticisms that the police response to protests...
What happens when a white guy walks down the street with a AR-15 versus what happens when a black guy walks down the street with same gun and same laws. I'm ...
Rob Duke's insight:
The modern equivalent of yelling "fire! in a crowded theater". Time, place, and manner for all rights. This is just stupid and there's nothing morally redeeming. These guys are using cops as means to their political ends, which is tremendously unethical (see deontology). What happens if this goes to a shooting? How many lives are impacted? There's no reason for this b.s.
This just shows that there ought to be a rule prohibiting this sort of open carry. Who's being unreasonable? The cops stopping the guy with the AR-15 are the jackass carrying it around??
Senate Bill 94 is a "best practices" law governing eyewitness identification, versions of which were already in place in 13 other states. It is the product of a bipartisan, cooperative effort involving, among many others, lawmakers, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, attorney association, prosecutors, and other judicial and law enforcement organizations. The law specifies strict guidelines for identification tools like police lineups, eyewitness statements and mug shot identification.
Rob Duke's insight:
Double blind line ups help, but witnesses like to help the police. Witness identifications are nearly always tricky.
Mr. O’Grady spoke to a reporter for The New York Times and said the wounded man was in flight when he was shot. “He looked like he was trying to get away from the officers,” Mr. O’Grady said.
Another person on Eighth Avenue then, Sunny Khalsa, 41, had been riding her bicycle when she saw police officers and the man. Shaken by the encounter, she contacted the Times newsroom with a shocking detail.
“I saw a man who was handcuffed being shot,” Ms. Khalsa said. “And I am sorry, maybe I am crazy, but that is what I saw.”
As it turns out, surveillance video has since shown that both witnesses were wrong. It also appears from the video that the shooting was justified.
Rob Duke's insight:
Are people being primed by what they hear? Do they interpret what they see through this lens that has painted officers as too willing to use force? Does that help explain why good people make such poor witnesses? I don't mean just with the cops also; we've seen this repeatedly with moral panics of many different varieties based upon gender, race, and sexual orientation. What fuels this?
A State Police forensic scientist who was facing termination has been allowed to return to work as questions mount about whether the agency was misguided in its decision to seek to fire 15 DNA analysts for an alleged cheating scandal. Recently, the person said, Rafferty reached an agreement with State Police in which he acknowledged it was improper to share information about a qualification test on a computer server. On Friday afternoon, four days after the Times Union contacted the State Poli
If you try telling the state trooper who just pulled you over that you're speeding because you're late for a conference, you probably won't receive any mercy. But if you're a fellow cop, you might not get pulled over in the first place. A video posted to...
He was fine until the 6 minute mark when he let the crowd get to him and decided someone was going to jail. His partner acted correctly and stopped him from making what was probably a bad arrest (too little info provided in the clip to know...he might have just given her a huge break and then she repays him by talking smack...I could understand why he might feel like "fine, then I'm taking you to jail").
You can't let a bunch of people like that act as if you can't police their neighborhood, though. Should have gotten a few more officers there earlier and kept people further back (letting them film if they wanted). It was a BAD officer safety situations for most of this clip.
The conflict, which has rocked Albuquerque civic government, began 21 months ago, when police officers began to look into the conduct of Second Judicial Dist. Atty. Kari Brandenburg, whose 26-year-old son, Justin Koch, has been charged in a series of larcenies and burglaries. The police suspected that, in two cases, Brandenburg bribed the victims into silence.
The Bardstown Police Department will replace all officer guns after hairline fractures in the frames are found during training.
Rob Duke's insight:
Assuming monthly qualifying only at about 50 rounds each time: each gun has had a minimum of 9000 rounds through them. I'd never put my life on a gun that had been fired that much. This is the equivalent of driving a patrol car with a million miles on the odometer.
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