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North Carolina Jail Deaths Hit Record Level in 2018 - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:02
More inmates died in North Carolina’s jails in 2018 than any other year since the state began tracking deaths in 1997.
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11 Tips for Responding to Domestic Violence Calls

Police Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:00
Here are some tips on staying safe on these types of calls for service, and ensuring the welfare of the individuals who have been victimized.
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Officer Shot in Dallas Ambush Sues Facebook, Twitter and Google - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:58
DART Officer Jesus Retana, who was wounded in the July 7, 2016, police ambush in downtown Dallas, has sued Facebook, Twitter and Google, saying their platforms knowingly support terrorist groups.
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Utica Man arrested on Rape charges following a yearlong investigation

State - NY Police - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:57
Investigators announced the arrest of 46-year-old Roger C. Herne of Utica, NY, for Rape 2nd degree, a class "D" felony and Rape 3rd degree, a class “E” felony. 
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Ohio Sheriff Deputy Set On Fire While Serving Warrant - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:49
A deputy serving felony warrants was seriously injured Thursday night when the suspect threw a flammable liquid on the officer and then set him on fire.
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Minnesota Sheriff's Deputy Wounded, 3 Others Dead in Shooting - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:45
A deputy with the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office is in the hospital Friday morning after being shot during a pursuit in which he exchanged gunfire with a suspect.
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NYPD Officer Wounded in 'Friendly Fire' Shooting That Killed Detective Released From Hospital - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:38
NYPD Sgt. Matthew Gorman, who survived a friendly fire shooting in Queens that killed Detective Brian Simonsen, was released from the hospital Thursday.
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Two men from Queens arrested for counterfeit bills in Ghent

State - NY Police - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:17

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Fake Fla. LEOs arrested after pulling over commissioner

Police One - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:05

By PoliceOne Staff

MIAMI — Two men impersonating officers were arrested after pulling over a South Florida commissioner and former officer.

Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez became suspicious when he was pulled over by a sports utility vehicle with flashing lights on Wednesday, NBC News reports.

Martinez says the vehicle was too spiffy to be a police car. It also had temporary tags.

The commissioner refused to pull over and was able to flag down an officer in a squad car on the side of the road who radioed for help.

The men were taken into custody.

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MITLL Researcher Envisions DNA 'Barcode' for Faster Forensic Identification, Stronger Mixture Analysis

Forensic Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:01
NewsA researcher from MIT's Lincoln Lab is seeking to simplify and speed up forensic DNA comparisons bit by bit — literally. Darrell Ricke, Ph.D., is leading research at the lab that would reduce the time and computer power needed for DNA analysis, by encoding the millions of loci and alleles into units of computer data that can then be compared using basic logical commands. Staff Author: Laura FrenchTopics: DNA
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Avenatti Says He Has New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly

Forensic Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:42
NewsAttorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.Contributed Author: Sara Burnett, Associated PressTopics: Sexual Assault Investigations
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Wisc. AG Asks Governor for More Crime Lab Analysts in Budget

Forensic Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:40
NewsWisconsin’s attorney general has asked Gov. Tony Evers to include money to hire more crime lab analysts and boost their salaries in his executive budget in the wake of a scathing report on delays in testing evidence.Contributed Author: Todd Richmond, Associated PressTopics: Crime Lab
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Teen arrested after using counterfeit bills

State - NY Police - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:20
Pleasant Valley, New York – On February 11, 2019, the New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested an eighteen-year-old for Possession of a Forged Instrument, a class C felony, and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.
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Sodus woman gets arrested for DWI.

State - NY Police - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:20
On February 14, 2019, Troopers out of SP Wolcott arrested Jessica L. Schlenker, 29, of Sodus, New York for driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test, moving from the lane unsafely and improper signal.
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Suspect Charged With Murder in NYPD Friendly Fire Death

Forensic Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:13
NewsA robbery suspect with a long rap sheet and a habit of bizarre stunts was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of a New York City police detective struck by friendly fire while responding to a stick-up Tuesday night.Contributed Author: Michael R. Sisak, Associated PressTopics: Police Procedure
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Geneva man gets arrested on drug charges.

State - NY Police - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:11
On February 15, 2019, Troopers out of SP Waterloo arrested Christopher D. Ingram, 20, of Geneva, New York for criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and insufficient turn signal (less than 100 feet).
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Federal Adds 40 S&W, 45 Auto Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Loads 

Police Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:02
In 2018, Federal reinvented the Hydra-Shok bullet design with Hydra-Shok Deep in 9mm Luger. Now, it has expanded the line with new loads in 40 S&W and 45 Auto. The bullets feature a more robust center post and a core design that penetrates to critical depths through common self-defense barriers, without over-penetrating.
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Empire, Law Enforcement and the Great Hoax

Law Officer - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:01

Any law enforcement officer not scared of telling the truth will admit that most hate crimes are hoaxes. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real hate crimes but anyone that has ever had to investigate them knows that the majority simply aren’t true. For whatever reason, there are some people that think they don’t get enough attention and there isn’t enough hate in the world so it has to be made up.

That is why every cop I know rolled their eyes two weeks ago when Empire actor Jussie Smollett told TMZ that not only was he mugged in Chicago, on a night that was colder than Antarctica, but that the alleged suspects called him a racial name, a homophobic slur and yelled “this is MAGA country”……IN CHICAGO!

Maybe it happened….maybe it didn’t and while we were all thinking the same thing, the last thing law enforcement wants to do is get something like this wrong so we tend to take our time with these issues.  Too bad the media doesn’t play by the same rules.

I stopped watching Empire a few years ago when they ran out of good story lines and started bashing cops. After all, the problem isn’t criminals or liars but trigger happy racist cops. Never mind that there is not any statistical data or researcher in their right mind that agrees with the whole “cops are trying to murder blacks” routine but that didn’t stop Empire from pushing that agenda.

Oh well, who cares, it’s their show and they can do what they want and I have the power to turn the channel, so I did.

Flash forward a couple of years and Smollett, who is black and openly gay, claims this horrendous crime happened to him, while he was walking home from Subway. While I was impressed that throughout this beating, which included someone placing a noose on his neck and pouring bleach on him, that he held on to his Tuna Sandwich, personally, only the Steak & Cheese, would have been worth that fight but then again, what do I know?

Well I do know that cops in general are really good at their jobs. Maybe there is an advantage to being accused of being racist hillbillies on lackluster drama shows that should have never gone past the second season?

And that advantage is that unknown actors think they can outsmart the Chicago Police Department.

In the week following Smollett’s alleged attack, police pieced together his walking route to and from Subway by using surveillance cameras, which happen to be plentiful in the murder capital of the world. All but 60 seconds was observed and Smollett claimed that it was in those 60 seconds that the Trump Supporters emerged, bleach and noose in hand, and went to town on him. Shortly after, police released a grainy image of two men walking near the area. Smollett was certain those were the suspects.

Which is why law enforcement raised their eyebrows when Smollett refused to give his cell phone to authorities when requested.  It came days later, after Smollett redacted information including cell phone numbers.

Remember what I said about smart cops?

Sources indicate that Chicago Police were extremely interested when Smollett denied the call log to them during the investigation. According to sources, Smollett essentially did the job for the investigators by removing certain numbers. Police subpoenaed the phone records and simply looked at the very numbers that Smollett had held back.

According to the American Thinker, “His own tampering with the call log helped police narrow down which calls were important and who might have assisted in the hoax.”

Police narrowed the numbers to two men, both from Nigeria, that went there following the alleged attack. When they arrived back to Chicago this week, police were waiting.

Both men have appeared as extras on Empire and both know Smollett according to their attorney, Gloria Schmidt.

Courtesy: Daily Mail. Two Men that the police have detained as persons of interest.

So here we are. The media has stopped talking about this alleged hate crime that involved Trump Supporters. Smollett says he is “pissed off” that some don’t believe him.

By the time you are reading this, you will probably know more and sources indicate that this case will break wide open in the hours to come.

For now, we have a choice.

President Donald Trump Fans waited outside a Subway in sub-freezing temperatures with bleach and a noose in hand until a relatively unknown actor from a show that Trump Fans likely don’t watch shows up and as Smollett told Good Morning America, “…..You don’t even want to see the truth.”


Jussie Smollett made everything up to manufacture the idea that anyone even cares that he is a black, gay actor that hates President Trump.

Unlike the mainstream media that used an uncorroborated story and pushed it as if it were the gospel by using phrases like “epidemic of hate crimes” and emotionally charged language to make claims that anyone that supports the President of the United States was a racist hate monger, we will wait and see.

We will wait and let the Chicago Police Department do their job and we will wait for the entire truth to emerge and we will remember what Jussie Smollett once said…….”Frauds are everywhere Y’all….

Yes they are….Frauds are definitely everywhere…..Y’all…..


Top photo courtesy YouTube.

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Public Urged to Keep Providing Tips in 2 Girls’ Killings

Forensic Magazine - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:51
NewsIndiana authorities urged the public Wednesday to keep passing on tips in the slayings of two teenage girls killed during a hiking trip, saying on the 2-year anniversary of the crime that the next tip could help solve the case.Contributed Author: Associated PressTopics: Unsolved
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Dallas officer shot in 2016 ambush sues Facebook, Twitter, Google

Police One - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:44

Dana Branham The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — A Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer who was wounded in the July 7, 2016, police ambush in downtown Dallas has sued Facebook, Twitter and Google, saying their platforms knowingly support terrorist groups.

Officer Jesus Retana, 34, and his husband, Andrew Moss, filed the lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. Retana, who began working for Dallas Area Rapid Transit police in 2006, was shot in the arm during the ambush.

The lawsuit says Micah Johnson, the gunman who killed five police officers in the attack, was radicalized in part by the terrorist group Hamas’ use of Facebook, Twitter and Google.

The companies knowingly provided Hamas “with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits,” Retana and Moss say.

A spokesman for Twitter declined to comment on the lawsuit. Representatives for Facebook and Google did not respond to requests for comment.

Keith Altman, an attorney representing Retana and Moss, said the lawsuit is one of several he has filed against the tech giants in an attempt to hold them responsible for terrorists using their platforms. Altman has also sued on behalf of victims of the San Bernardino killings, the Pulse nightclub shooting and a 2015 Islamic State attack in Paris, among others. The cases have so far been unsuccessful, he said.

In January 2017, Dallas police Sgt. Demetrick Pennie — also represented by Altman — sued the three tech companies in a case that was later dismissed. A federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs did not "plausibly allege a connection between Hamas and the Dallas shooting."

Altman said the companies can’t claim they don’t know terrorists are using their websites to spread propaganda and attract recruits.

“They absolutely know that the terrorists are using their sites,” he said. “This is not the dark web.”

The lawsuit says Retana and Moss' claims don’t have to do with the social-media content posted by Hamas, but rather the “infrastructure” of support the websites provide to Hamas.

The lawsuit also accuses Facebook and Twitter of profiting from displaying ads alongside Hamas’ posts.

While Altman acknowledged that Johnson was not radicalized directly by Hamas, the lawsuit draws parallels between the terrorist group and black radical groups.

It notes that Johnson “liked” the Facebook pages of the New Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Army, which are designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Altman said the lawsuit's intent is not to target black radical groups. It's focused on asking Facebook, Twitter and Google to "act reasonably" and holding them accountable for terrorist content on their platforms, he said.

"I don't care what group you are," he said. "It is not cool to call for the killing of police officers."

Altman said Retana and Moss are still hurting in the aftermath of the 2016 ambush and "will never be the same."

All they want to get out of the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, is “no more funerals,” he said.

“Nobody should lose a loved one, a friend, a family member because of a terrorist attack,” Altman said.


©2019 The Dallas Morning News

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