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Profiles in Courage: A Look at the Lives of the Dallas Ambush Victims

On Friday morning, the kids woke up to the news that their father was dead.

Medical staff couldn’t save Ahrens from the bullets that tore into his liver, said Karen Buckingham, his mother-in-law.

“It’s just beyond belief,” Buckingham said.

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Ahrens had been with the Dallas Police Department since January 2002, according to department records.

“He was always one of the happy ones, with a smile on his face,” said one of his fellow officers who saw him around the department’s Central station often.

[Read the full story here, at dallasnews.com]

Steve Stribley, a state Fraternal Order of Police vice president and Dallas patrol officer, said Ahrens was “an incredible loving and devoted husband and father. Greatly respected veteran of the department.”

The 48-year-old officer was married to Detective Katrina Ahrens from the Crimes Against Persons division. The couple lived in Burleson with their two children together: 10-year-old Sorcha and 8-year-old Magnus. Read the rest of this entry »


‘CIVIL WAR’: New York Post Front Page for Friday, July 8, 2016

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‘U.S. Reels from Dallas Massacre’: The Guardian Front Page for Friday, July 8, 2016

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UPDATE: Dallas Police Negotiating with a Suspect in a Parking Garage; Police Have Been Exchanging Gunfire with Suspect for 45 Minutes

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‘Be Ready When the Wolf Comes to the Door’: Law Enforcement Officials in Texas, Arizona, Florida, & New York Urge Citizens to Arm Themselves 

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Wayne Ivey, the sheriff in Brevard County, Florida, said in a video post on the department’s Facebook page over the weekend that political leaders appear more interested in being politically correct than protecting people. He urged residents to arm themselves as a first line of defense against an active shooter.

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would “cause a revolution in this country” is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves in the wake of mass shootings.

“Trying to disarm Americans would ’cause a revolution in this country'”

Randy Kennedy, longtime chief in the small East Texas town of Hughes Springs, about 120 miles east of Dallas, says in the video posted this week on his personal Facebook page that the Second Amendment was established to protect people from criminals and “terrorists and radical ideology.”

“It’s also there to protect us against a government that has overreached its power. You are not our potentate, sir. You are our servant.”

He warned people in his town to prepare themselves: “Be ready when the wolf comes to the door, because it’s on its way.”

Law enforcement officials in Arizona, Florida and New York also have recently prompted citizens to arm themselves – some using similar comments aimed at terrorism.

Gun rights activist Holly Cusumano, 18, waves a flag during a rally for the 2nd Amendment at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

Kennedy said his call to arms was the result of his disappointment with Obama’s Oval Office speech Sunday in which the president vowed the U.S. will overcome a new phase of the terror threat that seeks to “poison the minds” of people here and around the world. The police chief told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he’s not asking residents to turn into vigilantes or “become super action heroes.”

“Be ready when the wolf comes to the door, because it’s on its way.”

He said feedback on his video has been supportive for the most part.

“There have been a few extremely nasty comments, calling me basically a backwoods redneck hick creating monsters that don’t exist,” he said.

[Read the full story here, at The Associated Press]

Wayne Ivey, the sheriff in Brevard County, Florida, said in a video post on the department’s Facebook page over the weekend that political leaders appear more interested in being politically correct than protecting people. He urged residents to arm themselves as a first line of defense against an active shooter. Read the rest of this entry »


Obama’s Limousine Justice

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[PHOTO] Director Quentin Tarantino Experiments With His Career

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#BlackLivesMatter Costs Black Lives

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[VIDEO] How to Fail At Stickin’ It To The Man: Ferrari Driver Gets Ticket, Attempts Getaway

Someone captured this footage while walking around New York and stumbling upon a cop writing a parking ticket for a Ferrari 458 Spider. Thinking it might make for a decent video he starts filming. It turns out the car was parked inside the designated valet area for a hotel and while it’s unclear as to why the ticket was being issued in the first place the owner of the Ferrari approached as the cop was writing the ticket. The owner complains briefly and tries to refuse the ticket (Mistake #1) while getting in his car and starting it up….(read more)

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Anti-Cop Activism Leads to Sky-High Murder Rates in Democrat-Run Cities

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The results are in. They’re written in blood.

Lee Stranahan writes: A sharp spike in the murder rates of Democrat-controlled cities across America is one of the consequences of the increased tension between police and black Americans; tension that has been stirred up by both the liberal media and by Democrat-aligned radical political activist group Black Lives Matter.

As Baltimore announced it is embedding federal agents with its homicide unit after one of the highest murder rates in years, the Washington Post took note of the sharp increases in other cities like New Orleans and Atlanta:

Some blame the increase in violence on the “Ferguson Effect” — officers pulling back on tough enforcement because of the intense focus on police-involved shootings like the one that killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last August.

In neighborhoods where police have long been viewed with suspicion, people use their cellphones like all-seeing periscopes every time police officers get out of their cars. Officers and the unions that represent them describe a combination of surveillance and skepticism, with body cameras, ACLU recording apps and jeering wherever they go.

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This increased pressured on law enforcement is a direct result of radical anti-police activist groups like Black Lives Matter using social media and community organizing to urge inner-city black Americans toward confrontations with the police as they are trying to do their work keeping the public safe.

[Read the full text here, at Breitbart]

As with the recent confrontation between Black Lives Matter activists and Cleveland police showed, the press usually sides with the acitivists and against the police. The unrelenting anti-law enforcement atmosphere is taking its toll, as CNN reported in May:

The latest homicide statistics arrive amid reports that Baltimore police officers have lost confidence in the chain of command and that officers have coordinated a work slowdown by not talking to community members and showing less initiative. The drops in arrests and increase in murders are the result of officers refusing to follow their marching orders, according to one Baltimore officer who spoke with CNN. Read the rest of this entry »


BREAKING: Two Police Officers Shot Dead in Mississippi, Shooter Fled in Police Vehicle

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Two police officers were shot and killed on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the shooter fled the area in a police vehicle, local television station WDAM reported.

[Update: 3 suspects caught, charged in slaying of 2 Hattiesburg police officers]

The police vehicle was abandoned near a local train depot, it said. The station, citing local officials, said law enforcement agencies were conducting a manhunt for the suspect in the area, which is about 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Jackson.

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Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree, center, addresses the media at Forrest General Hospital after two Hattiesburg police officers were shot on East Fourth Street late Saturday. Also pictured: Major Hardy Sims, left, and Major Billy Lane. (Photo: Tim Doherty/Hattiesburg American)

A police dispatcher declined to comment and a spokesperson for the Hattiesburg Police Department could not immediately be reached for confirmation or detail on the report.

According to WDAM, two officers were transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, where they were pronounced dead. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] How To Navigate DUI Checkpoints: ‘Windows Up, Door Locked, No Talking’

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West Coast Desk: #LACounty Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez Updates Reporters on Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting in #Cerritos

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Kevin D. Williamson: ‘Today’s discussion suggests that some people have forgotten how government works. Here’s a quick explanation’

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Cops Recall Deadly Shootout with Boston Bombing Suspects

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BOSTON—The final showdown began after midnight.

Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, were driving a stolen Mercedes SUV through the dim, narrow streets of Watertown, Massachusetts, in the early minutes of April 19, 2013. It was their fourth day on the run, and they hadn’t made it more than a few miles from the scene of the twin blasts that killed three and injured dozens more.

Led by the car’s security system, police tracked its location to Dexter Avenue. The first to respond was Watertown Police Officer Joseph Reynolds, who was nearby when the call went out…

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BREAKING: Man shot by LAPD on Skid Row was Charley Robinet, Convicted of Bank Robbery and Recently Paroled


[VIDEO] Woman Punched in Face, Injured by Seattle Cop while Handcuffed Files $1 Million Claim Against City

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SEATTLE — A woman who was slugged by a Seattle police officer while she was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car and who suffered facial fractures last June has filed a $1 million claim for damages against the city of Seattle, it was disclosed Thursday.

The woman, Miyekko Durden Bosley, was handcuffed and taken into custody on June 22, 2014, after a 911 call that she was coming over to a man’s house to fight with him. Police met her at the house.

When she was being placed, handcuffed, in the rear of police officer Adley E. Shepherd’s patrol car, the woman kicked out at Shepherd, an investigative report by the Washington State Patrol said later.

“Off. Shepherd responded by punching Durden Bosley once, which resulted in multiple fractures to the right side of her face,” the State Patrol report said.

Medical records showed later that she suffered…

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LIFE Magazine Cover, 1956: Gun Safety Taught at an Elementary School

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Court Documents Reveal DEA Secretly Tracked Americans’ Calls for Over a Decade

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Generational Priorities: A Failing Grade

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New York Post: ‘Two More Cops Shot, Gunned Down Confronting NYC Robbers’, Jan 6, 2014

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Cartoon of the Day: Ramirez

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A Message for the Mayor: NYPD officers Fly Banner Along Hudson River


Family in Mar Vista loses everything in fire, LAPD Pacific Division steps in with generous donations


‘Watch What I’m Going to Do’

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“Brinsley’s family is Muslim; however, they say he has never expressed any radical sentiments at all. They report that he has had a troubled life; he has attempted to hang himself in the past and may have been on medication for mental illness.”

New York police held a press conference Sunday afternoon shedding further light on the murders of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday, revealing a troubled young man had driven from Maryland that morning and boasted to two men that he was about to do something big right before the execution-style shooting.

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The perpetrator Ismaaiyl Brinsley, age 28, was born in New York, went to high school in New Jersey, and went back and forth from Georgia through the later part of his life. His father currently lives in New Jersey and mother lives in Brooklyn.

“He has a child but is estranged with the mother; she does not appear to be the same woman as his ex-girlfriend, who he shot early Saturday morning before driving to New York City.”

Brinsley has a history of run-ins with the law. He has 15 prior arrests in Georgia for assorted crimes: misdemeanor assault, larceny, shoplifting, and gun possession, dated from 2004 to 2013. He was arrested 4 times in Ohio from May 2009 to September 2009–robbery and misdemeanor theft. He served over 2 years in various prisons, mostly from a 2-year sentence for the Georgia case of criminal possession of a weapon.

2009 booking photo from the Springfield, Ohio Police Department shows Brinsley after an arrest on a felony robbery charge.

2009 booking photo from the Springfield, Ohio Police Department: Brinsley after an arrest on a felony robbery charge.

Law enforcement stated that Brinsley had been broken up with his ex-girlfriend for a year, he entered her home in Maryland yesterday with a key he was not supposed to have. At 5:50 AM, Baltimore police received a report of shots fired, and when they arrived, the ex-girlfriend IDed him–he had already left. Baltimore police tracked him as he was driving on I-95, and he called police to say he shot his ex accidentally and hoped she survived. He also called the woman’s mother several times while driving, apologizing to her. Read the rest of this entry »


New York Post Cover ‘Dante’s Inferno: Police Fury at Mayor’s Racial Smear’ Dec 5, 2014

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December in New York, 2014

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Obama Calls For Turret-Mounted Video Cameras On All Police Tanks

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 “This initiative will ensure that police officers across the country will be held accountable for their actions as they pour out of an 18-ton combat vehicle in response to a routine call. If the police are forced to discharge a high-caliber, vehicle-mounted weapon in the line of duty, we’ll know why.”

WASHINGTON—In an effort to restore the public’s faith in law enforcement, President Obama made an impassioned appeal this week, calling for the installation of turret-mounted video cameras on all police tanks.

“Furthermore, this policy will discourage the misuse of shell-proof tanks in our communities.”

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“This initiative will ensure that police officers across the country will be held accountable for their actions as they pour out of an 18-ton combat vehicle in response to a routine call,” said Obama, who announced Read the rest of this entry »


[PHOTO] Ferguson Cop Car

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New York Post: ‘Joint Chiefs’ Nov 11, 2014

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LAPD Body-Worn Camera Update


But How Do We Know This Web Page is Real?

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[PHOTO] of the Night

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Pulled over for drunken driving, couple sentenced for having sex in squad car

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OCONTO (AP) — A man and a woman have been sentenced to jail terms for having sex in a squad car after they were pulled over for drunken driving in northeastern Wisconsin.

The Oconto County Reporter reports (http://gbpg.net/1uyycCB ) that 33-year-old Travis Husnik, of Luxemburg, and 29-year-old Heather Basten, of New Franken, were being taken to the Oconto County Jail on August 3rd when they started having sex. The deputy stopped them. They were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

Judge Jay Conley cited Husnik’s lengthy criminal record and history of disrespect to law enforcement when he sentenced Husnik recently to 90 days in jail, with credit for time served since his arrest.

Another judge sentenced Basten separately to time served of 48 days for drunken driving and disorderly conduct.

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Japanese Police Car: Ford Mustang, Mid-70’s


[VIDEO] Cops Behaving Badly: ‘I Have a Feeling This Officer Is About to Become Very Famous’ #OfficerGoF!@??!*¥ø®self

Interesting find from Rich LowryThe Corner. It speaks for itself (and if it doesn’t, the hashtag certainly guarantees twitter fame) I would only add, language warning, NSFW, so turn the sound down if you work in a Federal office killing 8 hours a day surfing but your boss is nearby.

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L.A. Desk: City of Hawthorne is going to ‘look into’ mandating the use of ‘body cams’ for all uniformed police officers


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BREAKING: Shots Fired at Apartment Complex in Valley Village California

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Authorities were sent to the 12400 block of Weddington St. (map) after the call came in reporting a shooting at about 10:30 a.m., according to Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

There was at least one victim in the incident, according to Herrera.

Three officers could be seen carrying what appeared to be a woman’s body out of the complex  and into a carport area just after 11 a.m. The woman was placed on a gurney and into an ambulance.

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