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Four police officers have been shot to death while using their computers at a Parkland, Washington coffee shop just outside of Tacoma.Four police officers have been shot to death while using their computers at a... more
A study designed to rank countries in terms of how aggressively they monitor their populatio
ns electronically, has placed the US as 6th and the UK as 5th on a global index.
The two countries lag behind only China, North Korea, Belarus and Russia in terms of governmental surveillance.
52 countries were rated on 17 criteria with regard to how far down the line they are toward a total electronic police state.
"In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every e-mail you send, every Internet site you surf, every post you make, every check you write, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping… are all criminal evidence, and they are held in searchable databases, for a long, long time," the report states.
"Whoever holds this evidence can make you look very, very bad whenever they care enough to do so. You can be prosecuted whenever they feel like it – the evidence is already in their database," the report continues. "Perhaps you trust that your ruler will only use his evidence archives to hurt bad people. Will you also trust his successor? Do you also trust all of his subordinates, every government worker and every policeman?"
It is no surprise to see the UK ranking higher than the US, with it's estimated 4.5 million CCTV cameras, it's active DNA database, and given that the British government has openly announced the fact that it wants the authority to monitor and store all phone calls, text messages and emails, a practice already strongly rumoured to be in operation.
Extremely sobering words, we are worse than America for aggressive police tactics etc.
This has gone too far, we are all now guilty until proven innocent, and this isn't for terrorists, it's for people who just may say the wrong thing and step out of line in opposition to the government, our police officers have been brainwashed for years now, same as our Armies, and the only people who suffer will be you and me.
In the photograph above, Red shows the most developed police states, green second, and yellow third.
http://elementalsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/police-state-study-ranks-uk-as-5th.htmlA study designed to rank countries in terms of how aggressively they monitor their... more
Police were called to Partington Leisure Centre, Trafford, shortly before 2.30pm on Monday 19 October, after an alarm went off.
Three men are thought to have been attempting to steal money from a security van parked outside.
As they tried to make their escape in a black BMW, they appear to shunt a police van out of the way, apparently knocking an officer to the ground and then running him over.
Well sometimes it seems police officers have no care for human life (in the case of Ian Tomlinson, G20 protests, The soldier back from Iraq who was beaten by police and so on)
and it seems like they had no care for a police officers life, whats the world coming to? people will do anything for money!Police were called to Partington Leisure Centre, Trafford, shortly before 2.30pm on... more
Three police officers were fatally shot and two others wounded after they responded to an early morning domestic dispute call in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Police Chief Nathan Harper said shortly before noon on Saturday that the gunman, a man in his early 20s, had surrendered, ending a nearly four-hour standoff.
This latest killing spree came less than a day after a gunman killed 13 people in a planned attack at an immigrant services center in Binghamton, N.Y., before killing himself. And the killings came three weeks after four police officers in Oakland, Calif., were fatally shot by a 26-year-old parolee.
The police in Pittsburgh said the gunman was firing shots out of the front window of his ranch house with a high-powered rifle and a pistol.
“Our negotiators finally spoke to him, and he did surrender,” Chief Harper said on CNN around noon Saturday.
Neighbors identified the gunman as Richard Poplawski, 22.Three police officers were fatally shot and two others wounded after they responded to... more
MOVE over, Mafia Cops! More than 100 of New York's Fin est were investigated last year for allegedly associating with criminals - from boozing with mobsters to pulling off robberies with gang members to even carrying on affairs with lowlife drug dealers, The Post has learned.
The figure represents about half of the serious Internal Affairs corruption investigations, according to sources.
"It is one of the big problems the Police Department faces," said a source familiar with the NYPD's hard-charging efforts to root out wrongdoers.
In one astounding case, transit cop Yaniris Balbuena, 31, was charged this month with laundering $250,000 for her heroin-trafficking common-law husband - even making money pickups on Bronx street corners for his far-flung operations, which reached into the Dominican Republic, federal documents show.MOVE over, Mafia Cops! More than 100 of New York's Fin est were investigated last... more
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Three police officers were charged on Tuesday for their roles in the alleged assault of a 24-year-old body piercer on a busy Brooklyn subway platform in October. One of the officers, Richard Kern, who is accused of sodomizing the man with his baton, faces the most serious charge, aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree.Three police officers were charged on Tuesday for their roles in the alleged assault... more
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Once a tool only for law enforcement officers, 50,000 volt stun guns are now being marketed to average consumers the way pepper spray once was. Once a tool only for law enforcement officers, 50,000 volt stun guns are now being... more
PROVIDENCE — A policeman yesterday morning interrupted a man who was stabbing a woman with a “large bayonet” and, to stop the assault, shot him fatally, according to police officials.
Patrolman John S. Abatiello crashed into the couple’s locked bedroom in a South Providence apartment and, with his pistol drawn, ordered the man to drop his weapon. But the man instead raised the bayonet higher in a threatening manner and Abatiello shot him once in the chest, the police said.
The alleged assailant, Eddy Tiburcio, 41, fell to the floor. He was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.
The victim, Niurka Moronta, 34, suffered stab wounds to her right shoulder and right thigh and bruises to her left eye and head, according to the police. She was treated at Rhode Island Hospital.
“She’s going to be OK,” said Police Chief Dean M. Esserman. She had been assaulted with both the bayonet and a hammer, he said, and both items were seized.
The couple were the parents of three boys, ages 3, 4 and 7, with whom they lived in an apartment in a duplex at 25 Pennsylvania Ave., according to the police.
The boys have been turned over to the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families.
“A terrifying thing happened and they saw an officer save their mother’s life,” Esserman said. “And yet they won’t see their father again.”
Neighbors in the family’s working-class neighborhood expressed shock.
“I see them very often and they look nice to me,” said Altino Barros, 43, a self-employed contractor who lives at 19 Pennsylvania Ave. “It seemed to me as a couple that they had a very good relationship. I never saw or heard anything” negative.
The events of the morning began with what Esserman said was a 911 call “in the wee hours,” to which the police and Fire Department responded. When no one came to the door, the police and fire personnel left.PROVIDENCE — A policeman yesterday morning interrupted a man who was stabbing a... more
A Richmond police officer jumped into the James River yesterday evening and brought to shore a 15-year-old girl who had been swept away.
The girl was trying to get to a patch of rocks in the middle of the river about 6:30 p.m. when she lost her balance, authorities said. Several people tried unsuccessfully to help her.
Police officers Ron McClarin and David Milam heard screams for help while they were patrolling Belle Isle. Milam jumped in and swam to the girl, while McClarin followed them down the riverbank and requested additional help. Milam brought her safely to shore.
A Richmond police officer jumped into the James River yesterday evening and brought to... more
PHILADELPHIA -- A police officer's quick response is being credited with saving a woman beaten with a brick.
Philadelphia Police Sgt. Thomas Vale said he was on patrol when he heard screaming coming from a grassy area near N. 41st Street and Warren Street on Friday night.
"I shined my spotlight and saw a man pop up," Vale said. "Then I see the female and she's bleeding from the head."
Vale said he jumped out of his patrol car, drew his weapon and ordered the man to the ground.
The woman's pants had been pulled down and she had been badly beaten, Vale said.
Vale was one of nine additional officers assigned to the area due to the increasing amount of crime in the neighborhood.
The woman has been listed in critical condition.
A 17-year-old suspect has been charged with attempted murder and attempted rape.PHILADELPHIA -- A police officer's quick response is being credited with saving a... more
Kathleen Reilly wore badge No. 1.
Nassau County's first female police officer, Reilly quickly made an impression on her fellow cops even as she faced resistance when she joined the previously all-male force in February 1966. She won over her colleagues, Reilly's family said, with a compelling combination of talent and charm.
"There were [about] 2,700 men on the police department who didn't want her there," said Reilly's younger brother, Terry Reilly, of Vallejo, Calif. "Within six months, she had 2,700 older brothers. They loved her."
The year after she joined the force, Reilly, 28, became Nassau's first female detective. The future looked bright.
But on Christmas 1967, Reilly died while trying to help a motorist on the Meadowbrook Parkway. She was the first female police officer in New York State to die in the line of duty.
At her funeral, then Police Commissioner Francis Looney talked about Reilly's legacy, said her sister, Eileen Myers.
"She did more for the Nassau County Police Department than the Nassau County Police Department ever did for her," Looney said, according to Myers.
After a three-month campaign by the Nassau Police Benevolent Association, Reilly's story was resurrected earlier this month when Gov. David A. Paterson announced that the Merrick Road bridge over the Meadowbrook Parkway in Freeport will be named after her. Paterson called Reilly "a true heroine."
---more at link---Kathleen Reilly wore badge No. 1.
Nassau County's first female police officer,... more
Two Kansas City police officers will receive the Distinguished Service Medal award today for rescuing a woman from a house full of carbon monoxide earlier this year.
The officers, Michael Livers and Mark McKenney, responded to the home in the 5800 block of Euclid Avenue on Feb. 24 on a report of a woman screaming for an ambulance.
The woman had crawled out of the house and told the officers that her sister was still inside and unconscious. The officers went inside without protective gear and carried the nearly 300-pound woman from a second-floor bedroom.
The officers, who got to the scene shortly before paramedics and firefighters arrived, also were overcome by fumes. But everyone, including the woman, recovered, police said.
The award, which is the second highest police honor next to the Medal of Valor, will be presented at the Board of Police Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m., said Capt. Rich Lockhart, of the Kansas City Police Department.
Other awards that will be presented include:
Certificates of Commendation for officers Michael Feagans, Eric Hoskins and William Ruth for using their connections in the midtown home community to solve a homicide for no known witnesses.
Meritorious Service Award for Det. Catherine Johnson for prosecuting 50-percent more state sex crime cases than any other Kansas City police detective and her work in educating the community on how to avoid becoming a sex crime victim.
Meritorious Service Award for Sgt. Loretta Morton, Det. Krista Huth, geographic information system analyst Darin Lee and graphic designer Catherine Williams for redesigning the department’s quarterly homicide report.
Special Unit Citation for the South Patrol Division Community Action Team and Crime Free Multi-Housing officers for their work in the arrest of a burglar who had broken into numerous homes in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood.Two Kansas City police officers will receive the Distinguished Service Medal award... more
(Marquette, Michigan) - The Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge is in its biggest week with help from interfaith groups and American Indians in reaching the goal of one million pounds of electronics and one million pills.
The EPA issued the challenge to Great Lakes basin residents participating in over 100 projects that are collecting pharmaceuticals, electronics and household poisons. The EPA awarded grants to some of the projects.
Interfaith groups are involved in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. An EPA grant helped start the non-profit Earth Healing Initiative (EHI).
Trust between religions and interfaith environment projects are vital to protect the future of the earth, said a Lutheran bishop, who has participated in numerous Earth Day recycling projects.
"We are in an environmental crisis in many ways," said Lutheran Bishop Thomas A. Skrenes of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "The Great Lakes watershed is really a kind of a mother to all of us here in the upper Midwest."
The EHI involves American Indian tribes and "a coalition and partnership of churches, synagogues and other faith traditions joining together and sharing their projects and resources to heal, protect and defend the environment," said founder Rev. Jon Magnuson of Marquette, Michigan.
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW) is holding a curbside pickup of electronics for members during Earth Week, April 21-24. Over 1,000 pounds of electronics have been turned in at the MITW transfer station since April 1. The College of Menominee Nation hosts pharmaceutical/electronics collections on April 22.
On Friday, April 25, students at the tribal K-8 school are picking up litter and cleaning up the a reservation community. Students recently created "Garbage Monsters" out of bottles other items found in their trash, said Diana Wolf, MITW Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator. Students gave presentations on other uses for the garbage.
"This interfaith earth healing effort is really a great gift that has been given to all of us," Skrenes said. “The church is called to bring people together to be part of the healing."
Examples of established interfaith organizations that are assisting the EHI include the University of Minnesota Lutheran Campus Ministry, the Duluth Arrowhead Interfaith Council, Marquette University Ministry in Milwaukee, several Catholic interfaith groups and the ELCA office of Ecumenical Formation.
The interfaith EHI is one of numerous environment and Native American projects founded by the non-profit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, Michigan including the Earth Keepers who removed more than 370 tons of e-waste, pharmaceuticals and household hazardous waste during three Earth Day clean sweeps.
The northern Michigan Earth Keepers belong to ten faith traditions with 150 churches and temples including Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist, Bahá'í, Jewish, Zen Buddhist and the Quakers. The EHI is working with the same faith traditions.
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Interfaith graphics by Justice St. Rain (Bah'i Community)
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http://www.menominee.edu(Marquette, Michigan) - The Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge is in its biggest... more
One of Britain's most senior policemen has been found dead after apparently throwing himself off a cliff in Snowdonia. Michael Todd, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, had written notes to members of his family which indicated an intent to commit suicide, sources said.One of Britain's most senior policemen has been found dead after apparently... more
An interview pod about a man who feels powerful and attractive in uniforms.
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