Missing former Providence officer shoots himself on New Jersey Turnpike
Police in central Alabama say officers fatally shot a robbery suspect who pulled a gun on them outside a gas station.
Homewood Police Sgt. Keith Peterson tells local news media the suspect, a white woman, was shot multiple times Friday by three officers when she pointed the gun at them after leaving from a package store at the Marathon gas station. Police say officers received an anonymous tip the suspect was at the store after she attempted to rob a wireless service shop a few blocks away.
Police say about a dozen bullets were fired by officers. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The name of the suspect has not been released.
Peterson say police believe the suspect and another person were involved in other robberies last week.
Police more likely to be killed in ambushes than radio runs, according to jarring new report from Justice Department
Cops are more likely to be killed in ambushes and unprovoked attacks than on radio runs, according to a startling new report released Friday.
A five-year survey of police line-of-duty deaths across the country conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund determined that 134 of the 684 police fatalities reviewed took place when cops were not responding to a 911 call.
The cops were killed during “instances where officers were ambushed in unprovoked attacks, performing tactical operations, serving warrants and conducting follow-up investigative work,” according to the report, titled “Deadly Calls and Fatal Encounters.”
Police blast New Jersey man in own home responding to wrong address
State police in New Jersey, responding to the wrong address for a 911 call, critically wounded a 76-year-old man as he stood in his own living room with a shotgun, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office said.
The state troopers thought he was a threat, and he apparently thought they were intruders.
The confusion started around 11:30 p.m. Friday with a 911 call from a cellphone near the home on Centerton Road in Cumberland County, authorities said.
The caller hung up before providing a precise location, and police later determined the call had not in fact come from the home where Gerald Sykes lives with his 80-year-old wife.
Pending approval from the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys will wear these "Arm In Arm" stickers on the back of their helmets this year to honor the Dallas Police Department.
Via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News:
Cowboys in discussion with NFL to wear this decal on their helmets during the regular season.pic.twitter.com/0dqNPY9JQD
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) July 31, 2016
The Cowboys opened training camp on Saturday evening by walking out arm-in-arm with members of the Dallas PD and their families as a sign of solidarity after five officers were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman opened fire on them on July 7. Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings both addressed the team before players took the field for practice.
This is from the Washington Post so what more can we expect lol
They say the impetus for more training is the following;
"The questions have arisen partly in response to unwarranted police shootings and killings, as well as to the jittery, violent handling of protests and riots in some places, especially Ferguson, Mo. "
What they fail to mention is that Ferguson, Baltimore, and the others, were ALL LEGITIMATE POLICE SHOOTINGS. In the case of Baltimore Freddie Gray was severely injured previously and the 6 cops framed are now suing!!!
These are government manufactured crisis , not legitimate failures on the part of police and training.
That said, training is always welcome and new and proven techniques should always be tried.
POLICE DEPARTMENTS across the country are starting to wonder whether the training techniques and assumptions that have guided them for decades are inadequate and flawed, and whether modern tools and technology might improve matters. An assessment is long overdue.
A Crisis they ask???? The very word they use to describe the issue tells you all you need to know.
THE WAR ON POLICE is by design.
The Federal Government and their big money owners have paid, incited, and orchestrated fake outrage through their BLM brownshirts and others, over phony police brutality incidents,
The president of the United States has repeatedly attacked police officers, most of the time before the facts were even known.
They have allowed rioters (protesters do not commit arson and assaults) to continue to riot while chanting "Death to Cops"
So the word "crisis" is key. They never let a good crisis go to waste do they?
Even when they have to create one.
Once the thin blue line is gone, laws are meaningless and we are all in trouble.
Citizen confidence in the police at its lowest point in 20 years. It has dropped among Americans of all ages, education levels, incomes and races.Ronald Reagan famously stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” But should we apply such thinking to the police? The answer depends on whom we ask. Many liberals who otherwise defend every government program and unionized job believe that the police are increasingly abusing their power. Many conservatives who otherwise complain about unaccountable government officials consider the police department beyond reproach and say that any form of de-policing will make America less safe. Crime has decreased significantly in the past two decades, and many attribute that outcome to the proactive “broken windows” policing first advocated by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in a 1982 article. The theory goes that arresting offenders for minor crimes like loitering or drinking in public leads to a mien of order that in turn discourages major crimes. Citizens will be better off with, and thus prefer, police playing an active role in the community.
Off-duty police officer shoots detective, flees to Ohio
An off-duty Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot a detective Friday night who was investigating a report of domestic violence involving he and his estranged wife, then fled to Ohio.
The wounded detective, a veteran of the department, police said, was shot at least once in the elbow, and possibly a second time in his side. He is expected to survive his injuries.