Monroe, LA– West Monroe Police Officer Jody LeDoux plead not guilty at his arraignment on Thursday, for negligent homicide after shooting and killing homeless veteran, Raymond Keith Martinez, 51, in December.
On the evening of December 5, Martinez was attempting to go into a convenience store that he frequented. The store employees would often call the police to have him removed when he would ask people for spare change outside. The owner of the store alleges that on this evening, he told the victim that he could not come inside the store because he was intoxicated.
Jail is not supposed to be where you put the mentally ill or those too poor to pay bail. Nor is it supposed to be where African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians go for crimes that don’t land white people behind bars. But that is what they are increasingly becoming.
Buffalo police plan to confiscate firearms of recently deceased gun owners, but they're facing strong resistance from Second Amendment activists, Fox News reports.
During a press conference last week, Buffalo police said their biggest problem with weapons in crimes seems to involve guns that are stolen in burglaries from homes, WGRZ reports. In some cases, they think families are holding on to weapons even though the person who originally bought them has died.
(ANTIMEDIA) Whitter, CA — Six police officers from Whittier, California are suing the city after being punished for protesting ticket quotas. The officers say they complained repeatedly within the department and shortly after were met with discrimination. They say their “careers have been materially and adversely affected, and irreparably harmed” by the city.
As more and more officers across the country expose quota systems within their departments the mission of the American police officer is becoming quite clear; revenue generator.
As there is no money in solving murders or preventing rapes, police departments in America have focused their duties on traffic citations and the drug war. Both of these venues are highly profitable for departments.
A short time ago while addressing a CEO roundtable and Business Forum in Tanzania, President Barack H. Obama, told reporters and attendees that today’s Tea Party members in the United States very closely fit the U.S. government’s profile for domestic terrorists. The President’s response came after a Tanzania businessman asked if civil unrest in the U.S. is likely to affect doing business with American companies.
Delaware House Bill 392, The Delaware Health Security Act, which would require the State to assume control of all health care spending in Delaware...
I live in Delaware, was born here, and have never lived in any other state. This makes it official though, I’m leaving….
It turns out that one of the tidbits hidden in the Obamacare bill was that individual states have the authority to ban private sector health insurance, although they should probably wait until the roughly 900,000 people in the state can actually access the Healthcare.gov website.
That's not to say he didn't have it. As a middle-class kitchen designer living in the pleasant Washington suburb of Fairfax, Va., he had nothing whatsoever in common with the impoverished black men killed by police in Missouri and Brooklyn last year.
Those deaths triggered riots, marches and demonstrations across America, and interventions by the White House.
A little more than a month after police shot and killed a man in Richmond, Kentucky State Police still won't talk about the details of their investigation.
Specifically, they won't answer whether or not Jesse Gibbons, 29, was armed with a gun when police fired a hail of bullets at him. They also haven't said which officers, from which departments, fired their weapons.
The conviction of Bradley Manning under the 1917 Espionage Act, and the US Justice Department's decision to file espionage charges against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden under the same act, are yet further examples of the Obama administration's policy of using an iron fist against human rights and civil liberties activists.
A Marine veteran from New York is claiming he was violently and inexplicably attacked by two police officers while sitting in his car during a lunch break.
Omar Rendon, a former Marine sergeant, told the New York Daily News the incident occurred on Jan. 15 right outside the commercial complex where he works as a handyman. He was eating a sandwich and watching a show on his cell phone, he told the Daily News, when an unmarked van pulled up next to him and two plainclothes officers got out and ordered him to step out of the vehicle.