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Cops arrest man for allegedly impersonating a police officer, say he was pulling over vehicles for his YouTube channel

Utah authorities said this week that they arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with impersonating a police officer.

The suspect, who remains unnamed at the time of this reporting, allegedly impersonated the officer for his YouTube channel, according to Insider.

What are the details?

The outlet reported that a person called the South Jordan Police Department on Monday and reported that a man in a car with red and blue lights affixed to it pulled several vehicles over for reportedly speeding.

The complainant told authorities that the suspect also pulled over a school bus.

A police affidavit states, “The complainant said he saw the suspect drive using red and blue lights impersonating a police officer and having vehicles pull off the side of the road. The complainant said the suspect had vehicles pull off the side of the road and driving very fast going onto oncoming traffic.”

According to an affidavit obtained by Insider, police seized two airsoft guns — one reportedly resembled a handgun; the other, an AR-15 — and reflective gear from the suspect’s home. The suspect purportedly told authorities that he was filming for his YouTube channel.

“I asked (him) what was going on and he said he was filming a video inside his Dodge Dart acting as a police officer for YouTube,” a portion of the affidavit states. “(He) said he was driving over the speed limit and forcing vehicles off the road acting as a police officer for a video.”

Insider reported that the suspect had also reportedly set up a roadside camera to capture the footage.

Authorities arrested the suspect on Monday and charged him with one count of reckless driving as well as one count of impersonating a police officer. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail that same day.

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Texas elementary school’s active shooter drill goes horribly wrong — and the school says it’s police’s fault. But one officer says no way.

A Texas elementary school’s administrators say that student resource officers are to blame after a school security test last week went awry.

One officer, however, says that the school is way off base.

What are the details?

According to KJAS-TV, the incident took place on Oct. 27 when two Buna, Texas, Independent School District student resource officers conducted a security drill as reportedly requested by the administration.

Reports say that school officials reportedly failed to warn teachers, staff, and students before one of the officers began jostling the handles on one of the school’s exterior doors. The station also reported that one of the officers — who was reportedly dressed in camouflage and with his face covered — was running around Buna Elementary School trying to break in through doors and windows.

The action reportedly led teachers, staff, and students to believe that the school was under imminent attack.

School officials immediately placed the school on lockdown, and called 911 to report what they believed was an armed intruder. A bevy of Jasper County sheriff’s officers rushed to the scene with their guns drawn, only to discover that there was no armed intruder.

Needless to say, the incident sparked widespread concern, which prompted school administrators to issue an apology to parents for the unannounced school security test. In the apology, administrators also placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of student resources officers for conducting the test last week without warning.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Scotty Duncan told KJAS, “[The officers] could have easily been shot and killed by one of our guys, and that’s after we risked our lives driving as fast as these patrol cars can go just to get there. If it’s a real situation, yeah, we’ll risk killing ourselves wrapping a patrol car around a pine tree to protect a child, but doing this without notifying anyone that it was just a drill, that won’t work.”

Buna ISD Superintendent Donny Lee said that the two school resources officers were to blame and created an extremely dangerous situation for all involved.

Lee told KLTV-TV that Buna ISD Officer Mark McKinley directed his “fairly new” co-worker Officer Mike Henderson to wear camouflage clothing to school that day, as the two were reportedly planning to conduct an intruder drill. Lee added that neither McKinley nor Henderson communicated the plan to anyone at the school or within law enforcement.

“Our school resource officers decided it would be a good idea to just go ahead and do this thing live where nobody knew, so that, according to their story, ‘We would get the realest reaction’ out of the deal,'” Lee said. “Well, hell no it wasn’t a good idea! That was the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard! I mean, my goodness!”

He added, “It could have been a disaster. Much worse could have happened. The teachers responded perfectly to the situation. But it should not have happened.”

According to the station, Duncan reportedly had a “very stern conversation” with McKinley and Henderson following the incident.

What is the SRO saying?

Henderson says that the administrators’ claims are bogus, and that the school district is at fault.

Following mass outcry from parents and local residents demanding the department take action against the two officers, Henderson took to social media, where he issued an impassioned statement in his own defense.

I’ve been called a lot of things in my life. Some bad, some good, some true, some not. I take exception to the untruths, addressing some and ignoring others. It comes with the job. When it comes to my integrity and my reputation, I draw the line there.

Regarding the situation at Buna Elementary this morning, there are a number of outright lies being circulated. Since some who were involved won’t do the right thing, I’m more than happy to. The chips will fall where they may, but truth is truth and I while I can abide a great many things, having my reputation tarnished by those seeking to shield themselves from the fallout is something I can’t abide. Not one dang bit.

1. This was a PLANNED EVENT. I was notified by a school administrator LAST WEEK that it would be taking place some time THIS WEEK. I wasn’t aware of the date or time, only that I was asked by this administrator to “show up in plain clothes” and check the exterior doors of the Elementary and High Schools. If you have an understanding of school security and basic common sense you’ll also understand that in order to test the effectiveness of any system, you need natural reactions. In other words, don’t warn people ahead of time. So, this wasn’t spontaneous. We did NOT “Take it upon ourselves” to conduct the drill. This was a SCHOOL SANCTIONED AND REQUIRED EVENT and I was TOLD to do it by ADMINISTRATION. I have good reason to believe that I know why these lies were told and it’s unfortunate. However, regardless of their source or intent, they are still outright LIES. Given the nature of the “exercise” and the response it could potentially generate, once at the Elementary School I removed my duty weapon and magazines and left them in my patrol car. Which, I might add, was parked prominently in the FRONT of the Elementary AND High Schools. Additionally, I waited as long as possible for as many little kids to be inside so as not to scare them from any possible response from staff.

2. Mark McKinley did not participate, other than to monitor my actions on video. Contrary to what was reported on the apparent fake news website, KJAS, and what was also reported by a member of Jasper County Sheriff’s Department administration, there were NOT camouflaged “officers”. There was just ONE officer and that was me. I wasn’t even “camouflaged”, I had been wearing a camo jacket which was over my district-issued blue polo shirt which says, in large letters on the back, “POLICE” and has a small BUNA ISD POLICE logo on the left front breast. Once I made my way back to the front of the school it was removed. KJAS also contradicted itself in its biased and misleading article, as it states one time there were camouflaged officers then another time states that I was the only one dressed in camo. Let’s not let the facts stand in the way of a good story though.

3. I was NOT trying to “break in through doors and windows”. I was tasked with checking to see if the exterior doors were locked or not. Nothing was mentioned to me about windows, I did not touch any windows. I did not even attempt to “break in” period, merely check to see if the doors were locked.

4. To those saying I should have notified someone, that’s not how things work. I’m not running or in charge of anything and it’s my job, especially as low man on the totem pole, to do as I’m asked and not question if the proper plans or steps have been taken. My assumption was that since this was a SCHOOL SANCTIONED EVENT, those steps had been taken prior to me being involved in this. My fault lies in believing that had been done.

5. To those who have chosen to believe the lies being perpetuated by some on KJAS and other sites, I’m curious to know how you view CNN, MSNBC, and other mainstream media sources in their treatment of our President. I’d be willing to bet a very large percentage of you call them for what they are-fake news-yet here you all are, shoveling in more lies without even stopping to think that there is ALWAYS more to the story.

6. Some have called for Mark and I to be fired. I say if you can do this better, feel free. Come on out, lend your expertise. With all the law enforcement experts there should be no shortage of willing volunteers. Just don’t try your hand at investigations because based on what I’ve seen just from this one incident, most would do a piss poor job at gathering facts before pronouncing guilt.

7. To those who know me (and those who don’t) and have offered words of encouragement, it is more appreciated than you know. To those who don’t know me yet still feel somehow qualified to weigh in on something you didn’t witness nor have reliable information about, your opinion and 99 cents will get you a cup of coffee anywhere in town. God knows the truth and that’s all I’m concerned with.

What else?

On Wednesday, KLTV reported that Lee said Henderson had been cleared of wrongdoing in the incident.

At the time of the station’s reporting, McKinley had not been cleared.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Motorist plows through line of cops after being ordered to stop amid Brooklyn rioting — and some Twitter users rejoice

A motorist was caught on video plowing through a line of New York City police officers after being ordered to stop amid rioting in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

What are the details?

The rioters were responding to the fatal shooting of knife-wielding Walter Wallace Jr. by Philadelphia police the night before.

Around 10 p.m., after numerous acts of vandalism and destruction, cops in riot gear ordered black-clad protesters near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place to disperse or face arrests, the New York Post reported.

Some rioters tried to run past officers, which led to a confrontation and close to 30 arrests, the paper said, citing sources.

And at one point near the same intersection, about eight police officers surrounded a sedan and tried to open the doors in an apparent attempt to get the driver to exit.

But nothing doing. The doors seemed to be locked, and after what sounded like several swats upon the vehicle, the motorist began driving again.

Police didn’t appreciate that very much, and amid a shouted suggestion to “break a window,” cops used their nightsticks to do just that as the sounds of shattering glass were heard.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @joemarino_

One onlooker, apparently a woman, is heard yelling at officers, “What are you doing?”

It seemed the driver had enough and sped through a line of cops on bicycles.

With that two men both blurt out, “Holy s**t!” and officers appear to try to clear the area.

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Language):

The Post, citing sources, said one officer suffered a leg injury.

It was unclear whether the vehicle and its occupants were affiliated with the protest, the paper added.

Joe Marino of the Post tweeted a slightly shorter version of the video and said police are looking for the motorist in question.

Some Twitter users love that the driver plowed through police

While many folks were horrified by the driver’s actions, others felt quite a bit different:

  • “All cops are bastards,” one Twitter user wrote, “and by the looks of this video, they’re speed bumps, too.”
  • “I think there’s a line for this… like… don’t stand in the road if you don’t wanna get hit by a car??” the same user wondered. “Is that the one?”
  • “Good!” another Twitter user reacted before offering the initials for “All Cops Are Bastards.”
  • “Boom bitch,” another commenter wrote.
  • “Good!” yet another user said. “Get out the f***ing streets jackasses. Didn’t they see the dumb cop in Philly get plowed over by a pickup truck, yet they’ll never learn.”
  • “More of this please,” another commenter wrote. “Stupid bitch cops shouldn’t be in the road!!”
  • “Well it is illegal to block roads,” another user said.
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Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly issues public apology after staffer’s profane tweet against police officers

Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly has issued an apology after his deputy press secretary referred to police officers as “worthless f***ing pigs” in an August tweet.

What are the details?

According to the Washington Free Beacon, T.J. L’Heureux, now Kelly’s deputy press secretary, issued the sentiment on Twitter in response to a video of Chicago police officers squaring off against protesters.

L’Heureux shared the video captioning it, “You worthless f***ing pigs.”

Kelly named L’Heureux a campaign spokesperson just a week after L’Heureux issued the scathing rebuke of officers.

Both of Kelly’s parents, the Free Beacon reported, were police officers.

“The post came as the Kelly campaign has sought to portray itself as moderate on policing issues,” the outlet reported.

Following the news of the tweet, a spokesperson for McSally’s campaign said, “This tweet was written just one week before Mark Kelly hired this person to his campaign team. Mark continues to amplify the most hateful, anti-law enforcement ideas and rhetoric that disrespects and endangers our brave men and women in uniform.”

Following the remark, Joe Clure, executive director of the Arizona Police Association, said the staffer’s statement was “frankly disgusting.”

“It sadly isn’t the first time I’ve seen this from Democratic campaign personnel,” he told the outlet. “I hope that [Kelly] fires [the staffer] immediately to show that he doesn’t condone this kind of attitude that police are ‘f***ing worthless.'”


In response to the outcry, a Kelly spokesperson told Fox News, “As the son of two police officers, Mark deeply respects those who serve in uniform to keep our communities safe. Our campaign values the public service, bravery, and sacrifice of police officers across our nation. The tweet posted by a junior staff member is unacceptable and we are taking the appropriate action.”

At the time of this writing, the post on L’Heureux’s page appears to have been deleted.

L’Heureux added, “I deeply regret my comment and apologize for what I wrote — I was wrong. My comment does not reflect who I am or what I believe, and most importantly, it is not representative of what this campaign stands for. The language I used and the sentiment I conveyed do not belong in our political process, which is why I have deleted the tweet.”

Caroline Anderegg, McSally for Senate communications director, told Fox News, “It’s just further proof that Mark embraces extreme anti-law enforcement ideas and rhetoric. Anything he tries to say to the contrary is a bunch of hot air.”

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‘You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school?’: Activist lawyer appears to threaten cops, their families in tirade — and backlash is severe

A prominent activist attorney appeared to make threats against Kansas City police officers during a megaphone tirade outside police headquarters Friday — a portion of which was shared on social media.

What are the details?

“We are seeking to revoke the peace officers’ licenses,” Stacy Shaw hollered while standing with a crowd of supporters. “We are going to start sharing things with your children’s teachers.”

She added, “You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school? Who the f*** do you think we are?”

Shaw is leading a movement to get Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith fired, among other demands, KCTV-TV reported. In her rant, she accused police of “terrorizing” citizens.

“We are tired, and I don’t make threats,” she added in her megaphone rant. “I don’t make threats, but we’re going to start sharing this information so your children can see it.”

In the end, she said officers “will have no one, no one that loves you after we get done with this next campaign” and that “there will not be a place of peace, there will not be a place of respite, there will not be a place of respect left for anyone that wears this badge. Not one single place. We will make sure that even your children can’t stand you.”

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Language):

Stacy Shaw Attorney Outside KCPD HQ October 2020

What was the reaction?

Brad Lemon, president of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police, noted in a Facebook statement that the organization is “aware of the video of Attorney Stacy Shaw threatening our members and their families. Our Lodge has begun work with city and state leadership.”

His statement also indicated that “we urge our membership to remain calm and act as we have been trained to do. We should always be aware of our surroundings and potential threats. Yes, Shaw’s threats serve to raise that threat level. We must remember that while a small number of people may be violent and threatening our families, the majority of this city supports you.”

Lemon concluded by saying, “We do this job and have an understanding of the danger that accompanies our oath. Our families do not deserve what Shaw is threatening.”

Shaw later denied that she threatened police, telling KCTV that “an information campaign is not a threat.”

But Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas — who is black — wasn’t buying her explanation and took Shaw to task.

“That is one of the biggest bull crap statements I’ve ever heard in my entire life,” Lucas said, according to the station. “You do not say I’m going to threaten your spouse and your children simply because you want them to understand the nature of someone’s job. That’s ridiculous and preposterous. Her statements were uncalled for, and she knows better. She’s a lawyer, a member of the bar. We are trained not to make statements like that.”

Lemon reacted similarly to Shaw’s denial, KCTV said: “That’s bull crap. You watched the video, everybody else watched that video. We didn’t edit the video. There were no cuts in that video. She said what she said, and she’s trying to backtrack it now. The reality is she has threatened the families of police officers.”

The station said Shaw noted in a Monday press conference that she no longer will discourage violent protests: “I will be praying for the safety of the officers families because as much as I’ve done for them, as much as I have influence the community to only protest non-violently, it is not my place to tell people how to protest.”

‘Regrettable statements’

But by Tuesday evening, Shaw apologized.

On Friday, I made regrettable statements that I in no way intended as a threat. I sincerely apologize for the brief moment that I was not upholding the values of love and transformative justice I have consistently championed.

To be clear, I do not endorse nor will I ever tolerate harm to police families or children. We all deserve better. This video has become a distraction from the important work of organizers and activists that are on the brink of changing so much in this city and country.

I am taking time to focus on self-accountability and how I may be of further service in this historic movement.

Lemon, however, didn’t seem very impressed by Shaw’s mea culpa:

While we acknowledge Ms. Shaw’s apology, which unfortunately is serval days too late, it does not in anyway mitigate the fact that our officers had to endure unwarranted threats from a member of the Missouri Bar.

The FOP will continue to evaluate whether to pursue criminal charges or file appropriate ethics complaints against her with the Missouri Disciplinary Administrator.

(H/T: The Police Tribune)

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Video: Police officer launches himself headfirst down courthouse stairs in attempt to catch fleeing suspect

An Ohio sheriff’s deputy was injured after leaping above and beyond the call of duty. Literally.

Highland County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Reno vaulted headfirst over a stairway banister in an attempt to stop a suspect fleeing sentencing for drug possession.

The suspect, 33-year-old Nicholas Garrison, was being sentenced Sept. 22 on a fifth-degree felony charge of aggravated possession of methamphetamine at the Highland County Courthouse. The judge ordered him to serve six months in jail with an additional 530 days because he committed the offense while under community control for a prior drug conviction, The Times-Gazette of Hillsboro reported.

After his sentencing, he broke away from a deputy and bailiff and ran out of the courthouse, WLWT-TV reported.

His escape was caught on camera.

The dramatic video follows Garrison as he made his flight. Just as he was about to be handcuffed by a bailiff, Garrison broke away. He rushed through the courtroom and out a door with three officers in pursuit.

The door led to a hallway with a set of stairs. Garrison quickly ran around and charged down the stairs to escape the building.

Reno, in hot pursuit, dove headfirst over the stairway banister, attempting to grab Garrison as he fled. Unfortunately, Reno crashed into the wall, smacked his head on the stairway railing, and slid down the stairs as the suspect got away.

Garrison successfully escaped from the courthouse.


Suspect escapes courthouse during sentencing; officer injured

Deputy Reno did not have a soft landing.

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said Reno broke four ribs and suffered a minor concussion from the fall when he landed on the stairs.

“The deputy bailiff went above and beyond to try and cut him off at the shortest path and unfortunately for the deputy bailiff he got injured,” Sheriff Barrera stated.

Reno was hospitalized due to his injuries.

“The deputy, unfortunately, went down the stairs headfirst in an attempt to try and catch him,” said Barrera. “I went out to the hospital and visited him when he was getting treated at Highland District Hospital. He was in good spirits at that time.”

Reno has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Garrison fled to a motel in Clinton County. He was on the run for more than three days before police caught him on Sept. 25. The police say they received a tip leading them to his location. He now faces additional charges.

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Leftist professor publicly calls for all cops to be strangled with ‘intestines of the last capitalist’ — then says he got death threats

Midwestern State University Professor Nathan Jun called for all law enforcement officials to be strangled to death in August, and now he’s facing death threats and doxxing attempts.

According to his
faculty page at the school, Jun teaches courses “Health Care Ethics,” “Philosophy of Race and Racism,” “Multicultural Philosophy,” and “Philosophy of Horror and Macabre,” among others.

What are the details?

Jun made the remarks in a
now-viral Facebook thread, which painted a grisly picture of capitalists and police officers.

According to the College Fix, Jun wrote, “I want the entire world to burn until the last cop is strangled with the intestines of the last capitalist, who is strangled in turn with the intestines of the last politician.”

After Jun’s
statement went viral, the school issued a public statement backing Jun’s right to make such statements.

“As a public university, we recognize and protect individuals’ free speech rights under the First Amendment so that ideas and information may be freely exchanged and examined without the threat of censorship or retaliation,” a statement shared Friday on KFDX-TV said. “Occasionally individuals will express opinions that may be offensive and even shocking, but are nonetheless entitled to First Amendment protection. When our faculty members speak or write as citizens within the confines of the law, they are free from institutional censorship or discipline.”

“Though we take advantage of every opportunity to encourage all members of the campus community to express their opinions in a civil, respectful manner, we view avoidance of censorship as an important part of maintaining the culture of diversity of opinion and academic freedom that is so important to our role as a public university,” the statement concluded.

What is Jun saying now?

Jun, however, took issue with initial reports on the matter and said that it was important that all of his comments be taken in context.

He said the lack of apparent context “helped gin up the latest in a long line of violent, hysterical attacks against [his] person and property,” according to the Fix.

Social media user “Dead Legendre” shared what appeared to be a note from Jun to his “comrades” explaining the context of the remark.

A portion of the lengthy note said, “Within 24 hours of [a speech Jun delivered on Sept. 24 during a rally for Breonna Taylor] I already had received several death threats. The situation quickly escalated after fascists (acting in concert with local media) disseminated a comment I posted on a friend’s Facebook page.”

Jun then cited the above-mentioned reporting from KFDX.

“As of this morning, I have received more than 300 death threats by phone, email, text, and private message. I also discovered that my home had been vandalized again … the fifth time since June,” he wrote.

“The harassment has been so intense that I have been compelled to relocate to a hotel for my own safety,” Jun said, according to the Fix.

“It is only because we rare living in the midst of a phony, ginned-up hysteria (known by scholars as ‘The Antifa Scare’) that the local right has decided to go after me,” the professor insisted, as reported by the outlet. “As a person who doesn’t own a gun or have a criminal record — and who belongs to a member of a historically persecuted group that is greatly underrepresented in Wichita Falls — I am very clearly an easy target for them.”

He told KFDX that he does yearn to be a part of a utopian society that excludes police officers and politicians.

“I do long to live in a world in which we no longer have cops, which we no longer have capitalists, and which we no longer have politicians,” he admitted. “Because those are my political beliefs and I own them and I make no apologies for those beliefs.”

What else?

In 2014, Jun shared a video to YouTube titled “What is Anarchist Studies?” in which he describes … well, what “anarchist studies” is supposed to be.

Spoiler: He’s not sure what it means, either.

In the video, he says, “First of all I think that ‘anarchist studies’ is a contested term. I don’t think that there’s any real consensus necessarily among those of us who like to think of ourselves as working in ‘anarchist studies.’ I think it’s something that we’re still trying to figure out. I think that we’re engaged in active discussions with one another about what ‘anarchist studies’ is, and what it entails, and what it might be.”

“With that said,” he continued, “I think that it’s possible to provide at least a general account of ‘anarchist studies,’ and I would say that according to that account, ‘anarchist studies’ is simply what anarchists do when we reflect honestly on and think critically about ourselves. So, ‘anarchists studies’ is what anarchists do when we think about what it is we believe, and what it is we do, and what we want to bring about, and how we want to bring it about and so forth.”

You can listen to the rest of his explanation in the video below.

Nathan Jun – What is Anarchist Studies?

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North Carolina cop’s ominous resignation letter amid mass police exodus goes viral: ‘Evil is real’

An Asheville, North Carolina, police officer’s resignation letter has struck a chord with the internet and has gone viral.

What are the details?

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times and highlighted by Faithwire, former Officer Justin Wilson announced his resignation after a decade on the force.

Wilson, a community resource officer for the past 10 years, said he decided to leave the force after it began to take a toll on his personal life.

Wilson’s announcement comes amid a period of nationwide social unrest and escalating tensions between police and community members.

Wilson’s resignation letter read, “I am resigning from APD. I’m headed out to Colorado to start a new career.”

“Being a cop has been very difficult for me,” the 10-year-veteran admitted. “It has taken a toll on my personal life. I cannot begin to explain the complexities of it to someone who has not been involved in it. I wish I could. I’m blessed to exit this job with only emotional scars.”

Wilson said that he has regrets of not being able to better protect the citizens of Asheville.

“I truly wish I could have offered you more safety and protection,” he wrote. “My time as a CRO has been a constant balance of defending APD, and acknowledging the shortfalls of APD. I tried my best to be transparent and honest with you all. I’ve come to the conclusion that APD is tasked with stopping societal issues, and disorder, but it is not within our capacity. We can only put a bandaid on these issues. Strong communities are the real remedy.”

Wilson added that police officers at large need the support of their communities in order to function properly.

“After ten years at APD, I can say confidently that APD officers are good people with good hearts,” he concluded. “Evil is real. Evil exists in Asheville, officers are surrounded by it, and they do their best with what they have. Please remember that.”

Last week, the Citizen-Times reported that 31 Asheville Police officers have quit the force as of June 1.

What did the police chief say?

Of the massive departure, Chief David Zack said, “It’s not unusual to see 15-20 in a year. But when you see the number that we just had in the last two months, that’s unprecedented.”

He added that the majority of the resignations were due to a lack of support and “very vocal” opposition to law enforcement amid inflamed police-community tensions.

Zack told the outlet that being a police officer “does take an emotional toll on you.”

Of the retiring officers, Zack added, “They are just looking for other opportunities maybe in an area where their sacrifice and commitment would be more appreciated.”

Zack said he expects even more officers to resign before the year is out.

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Shocking video shows gunman ambush two LA police officers sitting in car: ‘Without warning or provocation’

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are fighting for their lives after they were ambushed “without warning or provocation” while sitting in their patrol vehicle on Saturday.

According to the LA County Sheriff’s Office, the highly disturbing incident happened in Compton Saturday evening.

“Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital. They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will update this thread with information as it becomes available,” the agency announced.

“One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle. Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large,” the agency added.

Surveillance footage of the brutal attack shows a lone gunman walk up to the passenger side window of the patrol vehicle and begin firing “with warning or provocation,” according to the LA County Sheriff’s Office.

The gunman then runs away after firing multiple shots into the stationary vehicle.

(Content Warning: The following video contains graphic material):

More from Fox News:

Both deputies were sworn in just over a year ago and the female deputy is the mother of a 6-year-old boy, officials said in a 10 p.m. news conference. Both of their families were rallying around them at the hospital.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said while authorities don’t have a detailed suspect description, one of the deputies described the shooter as a “dark-skinned male.” Villanueva said the shooting shows the dangers officers face in the streets and how situations can change in “the blink of an eye.”

“That was a cowardly act,” Villanueva said, KABC-TV reported. “The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the people on the train.”

He added, “To see somebody just walk up and start shooting on them. It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time. There’s no pretty way to say it.”

Fortunately, the officers were out of surgery just hours after the attack, Fox News reported.

President Donald Trump also responded to the brazen act of violence.

“Animals that must be hit hard!” the president said.

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Mayor Jenny Durkan vetos measure by Seattle City Council to defund the police and cut up to 100 police officers

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said she would veto budget changes passed by the Seattle City Council to defund the police. The proposals could have cut up to 100 officer positions.

The proposals follow upon demands from Black Lives Matter protesters to “defund the police” and reroute the funds to social services, the lack of which is said to be the root cause of crime and violence.

Durkan indicated that she was open to something similar to what the council had passed, but that they had not collaborated enough with her office before passing he measure.

“This veto was because the bills as passed did not have the type of collaboration that I think we will have going forward, and that I’m hopeful we will have going forward,” she explained on Friday.

The proposal would have only cut $4 million from the department’s $400 million budget. Seattle has about 1,400 police officers.

Sawant dissents

Kshama Sawant, one of the most far left progressive members of the city council, voted against the measure, but only because they didn’t go far enough to defund the police.

“Seattle Mayor Durkan remains hostile to defunding police. Democratic Councilmembers completely failed to keep their public promises of 50% defunding in the Summer budget vote, furthermore, approved an austerity budget after having promised anti-austerity,” Sawant tweeted on Thursday.

Criminal justice alternatives

Durkan however, appeared to approve of seeking community-based alternatives to traditional policing methods as a response to crime in the city.

“We must stop gun violence,” Durkan emphasized.

“We know that enforcement and policing is only one part of the work that needs to be done to do so,” she added. “We also have to work with trusted community partners, who can work both to de-escalate situations, and provide alternatives to the criminal justice system.”

Durkan also noted that there’s been a 50% increase in shootings since June 1st in the beleaguered city.

The Democratic mayor made headlines in June when she angrily denounced Black Lives Matter protesting at her home and vandalizing it after she had previously shown support for the movement.

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Florida sheriff issues directive to officers: Don’t wear a face covering while on-duty

A Florida sheriff has banned his officers from wearing face masks.

Amid debate over the effectiveness of face coverings, Marion County Sheriff Billy Wood has made the decision for his 900 employees: Under most circumstances, there shall be no wearing of face masks during work.

In an email to the staff on Tuesday, Wood said, according to the Ocala Star-Banner:

We can debate and argue all day of why and why not. The fact is, the amount of professionals that give the reason why we should, I can find the exact same amount of professionals that say why we shouldn’t. Since the beginning of this pandemic the operation of this office has not changed and no wearing of masks has been put in place.

There are a few exceptions to Wood’s directive.

Some officers who work in schools, the courthouse, the jail, at a hospital, and officers who are in contact with a person suspected of having the coronavirus or an individual who is high-risk for contracting the virus are allowed to wear face masks.

Wood also said that members of the public who enter the Marion County Sheriff’s Office or any of its outposts who are “wearing a mask will be asked to remove it.” If they refuse, they will be asked to leave the building, Wood said.

There is debate over whether on-duty police officers should wear face coverings. The concern is that officers cannot be understood when their mouth is covered.

Meanwhile, debate rages in Marion County over whether there should be a face mask mandate.

The city council of Ocala, the largest city in Marion County, passed a face mask mandate last week, which was promptly vetoed by Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, a Republican.

The police chiefs of each of Marion County’s three cities — Greg Graham in Ocala, Terry Holland in Belleview, and Mike McQuaig in Dunnellon — each told the Star-Banner that officers are not required to wear face masks while on duty. They each cited potential communication problems associated with coverings.

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Cop reportedly shares sexually explicit photos of college student after she files a police report about extortion. She was dead days later.

A University of Utah police officer is
under fire after reportedly showing colleagues explicit sexual photos of a 21-year-old student who later ended up dead.

Newly released
reports allege that Officer Miguel Deras inappropriately showed his fellow officers explicit images and that Deras’ fellow officers “inappropriately commented on the photos.”

What are the details of the girl’s death?

Lauren McCluskey was
killed in Oct. 2018 when her ex-boyfriend shot her inside a parked vehicle at the university.

Just three days before her murder, McCluskey filed a police report alleging that her ex-boyfriend — 37-year-old registered sex offender Melvin Rowland — was blackmailing her with explicit photos. McCluskey also insisted that Rowland was sending her threatening texts and email messages, warning that he would damage her “financially and reputationally.”

reported that Rowland lied about his age to McCluskey, who had allegedly paid him a sum of $1,000 to stop him from spreading the photos online. McCluskey was also allegedly unaware of Rowland’s sex offender status.

Rowland reportedly showed up at the school and shot McCluskey multiple times while she was on the phone with her mother.

The suspect was found dead from an apparent suicide just hours after police discovered McCluskey’s body.

How did the officer come into play?

Deras, who was assigned the case prior to McCluskey’s murder, flaunted the evidence in front of at least three of his colleagues, reports say, boasting that he could “look at them whenever he wanted.”

At the time, one of Deras’ fellow officers reportedly commented, “She’s cute,” while another allegedly said that Deras’ was “lucky” to have been assigned the case.

Following her death, Deras’ reportedly continued to show off the graphic photos of McCluskey’s body, allegedly showing at least one officer at the crime scene what she looked like through the photos, which Deras’ allegedly accessed through his cell phone.

The girl’s parents filed a $65 million lawsuit against the school and police force, insisting it mishandled the case.

Deras reportedly quit the department in September 2019 and now works for the Logan City Police Department, reports say.

You can read more on the case’s background here.

Rodney Chatman, chief of police for the University of Utah’s Department of Public Safety, issued remarks on the findings on Wednesday.

“I am deeply disturbed by this finding and disappointed in the officers who were present and who did not report this incident through appropriate university channels,” Chatman said. “It is inexcusable for any law enforcement officer to discuss photos or information provided by a victim outside of clear and legitimate law enforcement reasons.”

A statement from Deras’ legal team roundly
denies the allegations against its client.

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Now Americans Are Rioting Over Mini-Golf And Bagels

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

Have you noticed that people all over the country are starting to completely flip out for little to no reason?  People are becoming violently angry even over very trivial matters, and you never know when someone might erupt.  One moment you could be talking to a seemingly mild-mannered middle-aged woman, and the next moment she could transform into a raging “Karen”.

And of course, I am not singling out women in particular, because most of the people that have been involved in the violent riots that we have seen around the nation in recent weeks have been men.  People of all ages and backgrounds are suddenly going completely nuts, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

The mainstream media deserves a lot of the blame for this.  Over and over they keep telling us that the riots that are happening in our major cities each night are “peaceful”, but everyone can see that they are not.  In Portland, protesters have been regularly firing projectiles, vandalizing buildings, and setting fires, and they keep getting away with it.  Other than Fox News, the major news outlets in this country have put their full stamp of approval on what these rioters are doing, and that sends a very dangerous signal to everyone else.

If it is perfectly acceptable for rioters to attack police officers, destroy buildings and commit other acts of violence because they are “offended” by the system, then a lot of other young people out there are going to give themselves permission to violently erupt when they are “offended” by something as well.

For example, there was just an incident in Tennessee where hundreds of teens started going on a violent rampage at a mini-golf center because “the game machines ate their cash”

A Tennessee mini-golf center erupted in chaos Saturday night when 300 to 400 teenagers began terrorizing staffers and smashing up the premises because the game machines ate their cash, Jam Press reported.

The riotous scene at Putt-Putt Fun Center, at Golf and Games Family Park in Memphis, was caught on camera by an alarmed bystander and shows the violent teens go berserk and throw various heavy objects at staff because they didn’t issue the kids a refund.

To really get a feel for this incident you need to see some video footage, and someone posted a short clip of the chaos on Twitter right here.

100 years ago, young people in America never would have conducted themselves in such a manner, and this is yet more evidence of how dramatically our culture has decayed.

Over on the east coast, three male “Karens” completely freaked out and caused 13,000 dollars in damage to a bagel shop when they were told that they had arrived too late to get food

Footage released by police shows the suspects smashing up The Brothers Deli & Bagel in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn at around 5.30pm on Friday after workers had packed up and were waiting for their deliver man to bring the bikes inside.

The video shared Tuesday shows the would-be customers knocking drinks off a shelf, flipping over snacks, and turning tables after seemingly realizing they were too late to buy food.

In a civilized society, people resolve their differences calmly and peacefully, but the truth is that we are becoming less civilized with each passing day.

For many people, resorting to violence is becoming option number one, and talking things out rationally is way down the list.

Down in South Florida, nobody is quite sure why a bunch of people in bathing suits started “pummeling each other” at a local casino, but it ended up making headlines all over the globe…

Three people were arrested and several more were banned from a South Florida casino after they were filmed in a violent brawl.

Video on social media shows several individuals, wearing bathing suits, while pummeling each other inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on Friday.

At this point, video of the brawl has been seen more than four million times, and I suppose that should not come as a surprise to any of us.

As I was writing this article, several lines penned by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament came to mind…

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Everywhere you look, people are exceedingly angry, and we are starting to see Americans take out their anger on one another with frightening regularity.

And if things are this bad already, what is the U.S. going to look like when events really start to spiral out of control?

The way that we raise and educate our children really matters.  For decades, most of the country has completely thrown out all traditional forms of morality, and we have raised our children to believe that they can define “right” and “wrong” however they wish.

Our education system is a complete and total joke, most children have been raised without any real moral foundation, and our culture relentlessly pounds a “victim mentality” into the heads of our young people.

A society is only as strong as the sum of the individuals that make up that society, and right now the lack of character in the United States is absolutely frightening.

Yes, there are certainly lots of exceptions.  I know some truly wonderful people, but I just wish that there were a whole lot more of them.

Unfortunately, the social decay that is eating away at our society like a cancer is getting worse with each passing year.  Decades of incredibly bad decisions have brought us to this point, and there are no indications that our nation is going to choose a different course any time soon.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream, and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial, or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.

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Cop goes viral for open letter on how disrespectful protesters have ‘broken’ him: ‘You have not earned my duty and dedication’

A man purported to be a Seattle police officer penned an open letter to the city, insisting that he was “broken” over the fact that Seattle’s citizens turned their backs on the police department.

The letter subsequently went viral on the internet.

What are the details?

Conservative radio host Jason Rantz of KTTH-AM shared the letter on Monday, writing, “A Seattle police officer shared with me a heartbreaking letter explaining why they are ‘broken’ after so many years protecting the public.”

“This is an officer who has committed much of their adult life to serving a community that, right now, is doing little to support police,” Rantz writes. “This officer is ‘broken’ due to recent experiences as activists demonize cops and the Seattle City Council pushes to defund the department by 50%.”

Rantz insists, “This is an officer you don’t want to lose.”

The now-viral letter begins, “I am a police officer in your city. I say your city because I don’t live in the geographic boundaries that make up ‘Seattle.’ My kids were fully entrenched in school in a neighboring city when I decided to become an officer and I didn’t want to uproot them.”

“My experiences are my own,” the letter continues, “but I believe other officers will have had similar experiences and may be nodding their heads when they read portions of this letter.”

The letter points out that he always built a rapport based on respect with the citizens of Seattle, including even the most hardened of criminals.

“The criminals who I have interacted with trust me because I always treated them as human beings first, while still holding them accountable for their illegal behavior,” the letter continues. “Police officers are very mission oriented problem solvers by nature and I am definitely that type of person.”

The letter explains that the officer works in a thankless career in order to serve and protect citizens only to be shunted to the side by the very people who he promises to protect.

“Along the way my spouse and children suffered,” the letter continues. “They didn’t understand why I would choose to experience all this for strangers. Over the years I have tried to explain it to my family. I think my spouse understands but I am not sure my children have had enough life experience to fully grasp what I have been teaching them.”

The officer explains that he fought against crime even at the risk of putting his personal safety at risk.

“Then came the George Floyd protests. It was not a new experience to have protesters screaming in my face. Telling me to ‘go kill yourself, pull out your Glock, put it in your mouth, and pull the trigger and make the world better,'” he writes. “‘They hired you because you have an IQ below 80 and will do whatever they tell you to do’ and ‘I know you beat your wife because…'”

The officer points out that protesters assaulted him and other officers with any possible means, including “glass bottles, rocks, pieces of steel, chunks of concrete.”

The officer adds that demonstrators even attempted to maim or even kill him and other officers with what he says were “improvised explosive devices.”

Of the latter, the officer says the media knows full well about the explosives, but refuses to share video evidence with the public.

“Then came the politicians standing right in front of me, on the front lines, calling me a racist killer cop,” he adds. “Standing next [to] people who were telling us to kill ourselves, with people around them handing out rocks and bottles which were thrown at me shortly thereafter.”

“That,” he insists, “didn’t break me either.”

What has broken the officer, he writes, is that he no longer believes in “the mission” — or at least in what he says is his ability to complete the mission.

“At this point in time you have not earned my duty and dedication to ‘THE MISSION,'” he writes. ” You don’t deserve me. That may sound harsh. You may recoil at that line. But go back to my experiences before the part where the politicians sold me and you out. I made it through all of that unbroken … When a mob can control city streets, those who do not agree with the mob are not free. Who is responsible for this breakdown? You. You are allowing it.”

The letter adds, “Whether you are afraid to speak up to your political leaders. Whether you feel like ‘I pay the police to deal with that stuff.’ Or maybe you just try to ignore political stuff altogether. This is your responsibility. I, & the collective ‘we’ the police officers, cannot change the trajectory Seattle is on right now.”

“Only you can change it,” it concludes. “Only you can march in the streets against the mob or flood the city council meetings…only you who don’t want to see mayhem, disorder, and anarchy in your city can stop it. Only you can make the politicians allow us to complete ‘THE MISSION.’ Only you can unbreak me. Only you can let me return to THE MISSION. I await your decision.”

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Arkansas police officer who said he would ‘shoot through the door’ at any BLM protesters who came to his home shot a fellow cop instead

An Arkansas police officer reportedly killed a fellow officer when he shot through his front door.

The officer, identified as 33-year-old Calvin Nicholas Salyers of Alexander, Arkansas, reportedly threatened to kill Black Lives Matter protesters.

What are the details?

The fatal shooting of Officer Scott Hutton, 36, took place on June 3, when Hutton visited fellow officer Salyers at his home.

Authorities arrived at Salyers’ home after a phone call reporting that Hutton — who suffered a gunshot wound — was lying on the ground outside of the home.

First responders transported Hutton to a Little Rock hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Court records show that Salyers previously told a colleague that he would “shoot through the door” at any protesters who came to his home to demonstrate. An arrest affidavit said that Salyers, a police officer since 2017, made the remarks amid the unrest during the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis.

A portion of the arrest affidavit read, “[An Alexander Police Department officer] told me that he instructed Officer Salyers that he could not do that because it was reckless and negligent. [The officer] stated that they could not shoot anyone without identifying them first and identifying that there was a threat.”

A day later, authorities said that the shooting was accidental.

Authorities charged Salyers with manslaughter in the shooting death of Hutton after he turned himself in on Thursday. Salyers was booked him into the Saline County Jail with bail set at $15,000.

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What else do we know about this?

The affidavit describes the moments that led to Salyers fatally shooting Hutton.

Before arriving at Salyers’ door, Hutton reportedly texted Salyers to ask “[A]re you awake?” Hutton, who was on his way to Salyers’ home, then reportedly proceeded to walk up on Salyers’ porch and knock on his door.

Salyers, who was inside at the time watching a movie with his girlfriend, grabbed his handgun and approached the door to see who was knocking.

The affidavit says that Salyers looked through the front door’s peephole, where he saw a figure on his porch armed with “a gun on his hip.”

Salyers said he transferred his gun from his right hand to his left hand in order to open the door, but said that the gun accidentally discharged and fired a round through the door.

A single shot hit Hutton in the chest.

Salyers opened the door and discovered Hutton lying on the ground, and immediately called first responders.

“The dispatcher asked Salyers who had been shot, and he advised her it was Officer Scott Hutton,” a portion of the affidavit read. “On the 911 call, Salyers is heard to say, ‘All I seen was a gun. It was an accidental discharge.”

However, Special Agent Ryan Jacks with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division said that it was determined that the gun was pressed against the door when Salyers fired it.

“The most significant findings related to the bullet hole was there was evidence of close contact,” Jacks wrote in the affidavit. “Powder burns and a c-shape ring of residue were left around the hole.”

A GoFundMe page set up to benefit Hutton’s family has received more than $14,000 in donations at the time of this writing.

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Viral video captures amazing moment police officer saves the life of a newborn baby

Dashcam footage caught the incredible moment a police officer saved the life of a newborn baby who was apparently choking.

What are the details?

The incident took place in June when responding Officer Cameron Maciejewski arrived at a Sterling Heights, Michigan, family’s home for a call of an infant in distress.

When Maciejewski arrived at the family’s home, he could see the clearly distressed mother holding the three-week-old child in her arms.

Maciejewski can be heard in the video saying, “He’s still blinking, he’s blinking.”

He then delivers several back thrusts on the infant, prompting the child to cough out whatever was lodged in her throat. The baby can be heard crying after coughing up an unidentified object.

The mother, who dissolves into tears at this point, sits on the ground while Maciejewski places a call to other officers that the child’s airway appears to be clear. The Sterling Heights Fire Department then took the child to the hospital for examination.

The department shared a video of the dashcam footage on Facebook, writing, “Upon pulling up to the home, the officer was rushed by the family who were holding their three week old baby girl, who was not breathing. Ofc. Maciejewski calmly takes the baby in his arms and performs back thrusts in attempts to clear the baby’s air way [sic].”

The statement continued, “When doing so, the baby coughs up the obstruction, and begins to cry. The baby was then turned over to the Sterling Heights Fire Department who transported the baby to the hospital for evaluation.If it wasn’t for Ofc. Maciejewski’s quick, calm, lifesaving actions, the outcome of this incident could have been tragically different. Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family.Once again, the Sterling Heights Police Department strives to provide the best service to our citizens, especially when it matters most!”

What else?

ABC News also shared the video on
Twitter, captioning it, “NICK OF TIME: A police officer saves a three-week-old baby from choking as distraught family watch on.”

The video has been viewed more than 270,000 times at the time of this writing.

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Daughter of slain NYPD officer gets emotional delivering remarks about dehumanizing cops

Genesis Villella, daughter of a late NYPD officer, spoke out in support of police during an impassioned “Fox & Friends” segment Tuesday.

Villella’s mother, Officer Miosotis Familia, was killed on July 5, 2017, as she sat in the front seat of a mobile command post.

Villella was moved to speak out in defense of police officers amid the heightened tensions due in part to the officer-involved death of George Floyd and police brutality protests.

What are the details?

Villella appeared on “Fox & Friends” alongside Tunnel to Towers founder Frank Siller, where she talked about protests as well as the murder of Officer Anthony Dia, who was fatally shot while responding to a call about an intoxicated man on July 4.

Dia’s last words, according to reports, were, “Tell my family I love them.”

“[Treatment toward police in 2020 is] honestly truly disheartening,” Villella said.

“They have children and loved ones that need them to come home unharmed. I just want everyone to know that police officers are human, too. They have fears, they have people that they love, and they bleed just like the rest of us.”

Villella continued, clearly emotional at this point, “People like my mom, who was the most amazing person in my life, deserve to not be executed the way that she was just because of her uniform.”

“I think about my mom every day and I miss her every day,” she wept.

According to Siller, the Tunnel to Towers organization — which worked feverishly to pay off a mortgage for Familia’s surviving family — is working toward the goal of taking care of Dia’s family in their time of need as well.

For more information on the program, or how you can donate, click here.

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Tennessee church shows support for cops by giving $1,000 to each employee of local police department

In the wake of some bad apples being exposed among their ranks — and a troubling history of too many bad apples not being held to account — police departments across the U.S. are facing calls for defunding, harsh criticism from the public they’re sworn to protect, attacks on officers and precincts, and low morale.

So a Tennessee church decided to make make clear where it stands on supporting local law enforcement — by donating $1,000 to each member of its town’s law enforcement, the Christian Post reported.

What happened?

According to the Post, the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesborough presented checks to its local police Saturday after raising $23,000 for the effort.

The church’s pastor, Perry Cleek, told the outlet that his church members believe it is their job to help out, considering the anti-cop climate in the U.S. today.

From the Post:

We have heard the news reports of entire police departments suffering from a debilitating lack of morale. In many places in America, local governments are signaling their support for those who are attacking law enforcement by defunding their local police.

We wanted to make a bold statement in support of law enforcement. Our desire was for our action to send a symbolic message of our support to the Jonesborough Police, but to also show our support in a very practical way by recognizing and supporting each individual employee.

Pastor Cleek admitted that the church is not speaking for everyone in the community and would not ask other churches to join. But his church wanted to be “loud and bold” in its support.

“We believe that millions of Americans feel exactly the same way we do about the treatment of law enforcement in our country, but do not feel they have a voice,” Cleek told the Post. “The voices of those blaming and condemning law enforcement for much that is wrong in our country are very loud. We wanted our voice in support of law enforcement to be loud and bold.”

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NYPD supervisors pushed story of bleach in milkshakes — but cops were never even ill, reports say

A Monday New York Post report alleges that the officers who reportedly received milkshakes spiked with bleach were never even ill, despite assertions otherwise.

A near-immediate NYPD investigation found no wrongdoing by Shake Shack’s employees following the alleged incident, which you can read more about here.

What are the details?

Members of the NYPD reportedly lied about the poisoned shakes, and reports are alleging that the officers involved in the incident never even fell ill.

TMZ on Monday also reported that the officers reportedly ordered the shakes via mobile app — and so employees never even knew that officers had placed an order. The Post added that the three shakes were ordered in two separate orders.

The Bronx officers were on protest duty in Lower Manhattan during the incident, which the Post is chalking up to sour shakes.

The Post wrote, “Police sources explained it was clear that the workers couldn’t have known cops had placed the orders ‘since it wasn’t done in person’ — and they couldn’t have dosed the drinks after the officers arrived, because they were packaged and waiting for pickup when the trio walked in.”

The Post reports that the trio of Bronx officers reportedly told their sergeant about the shakes, who, in turn, sent the Emergency Service Unit to set up a “crime scene” at the Manhattan eatery for an immediate search for evidence.

“Meanwhile,” TMZ reported, “the cops were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where they were reportedly examined and sent on their merry way without ever showing the slightest of symptoms.”

Shortly thereafter, a Bronx lieutenant reportedly blabbed to the police union alleging that six officers became violently ill and began throwing up after drinking beverages from the Manhattan Shake Shack, insisting that they “started throwing up after drinking beverages they got from Shake Shack on 200 Broadway.”

“It was unclear why the sergeant and lieutenant escalated the situation,” the Post reported.

Detectives and investigators reportedly reviewed surveillance footage of the restaurant and spoke with several employees.

“The report says video showed the shakes were normally made,” TMZ added. “No poison or funny business.”

Despite the officers never falling ill, the Detectives Endowment Association and the Police Benevolent Association insisted that the officers had been poisoned by Shake Shack workers, with a substance purported to be bleach.

Following the investigation, the unions deleted their tweets.

“Privately,” the Post noted, “they blamed the lieutenant who first raised the false alarm.”

The city council speaker is now demanding a probe into the police unions’ behavior. A spokesperson for the NYPD says it is still reviewing the incident.

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Steven Crowder demonstrates why a chokehold is safer than a Taser

In his executive order on police reform, President Donald Trump bans police officers from using a chokehold during an arrest. The move prompted Steven Crowder to give a quick lesson on how to properly apply a chokehold, and why police officers would be safer if they used a rear-naked chokehold instead of a Taser.

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Video shows Black Lives Matter protester freak out when her baby stops breathing — then run to a cop for help

Video captured the alarming moment in Palmdale, California, when a mother at a Black Lives Matter protest ran for help from a police officer when her baby stopped breathing.

The woman is seen on the security camera footage running towards a police officer on the video when her 11-month-old baby boy stopped breathing. She had been participating in a protest at a local park.

The department said the child lost consciousness and stopped breathing.

Deputy Cameron Kinsey was able to get the baby breathing again after several blows to his back. It was determined that a coin was stuck in his airway after he swallowed it.

The child was hospitalized after the incident.

When asked about the protest, Kinsey responded, “none of that other stuff matters, just the baby.”

Palmdale has been at the center of unrest in California since a black man was found hanging from a tree. Local authorities initially indicated that they believed he had committed suicide, but community members are suspicious and have called for a more through investigation.

Another black man was found hung in Victorville, California, with a similar response by police and protesters.

Here’s the video of the startling incident:

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LISTEN: Glenn Beck shares POWERFUL letter from anonymous police officer detailing what it’s like to be a cop

In a show of compliance to the mob, American society has begun ridding itself of anything associated with our brave men and women in blue: Lego stopped marketing police officer toy sets, the TV shows “Cops” and “Live PD” were pulled from their networks, and there’s a growing push to defund — or even abolish — police departments around the nation.

But one police officer has had enough. His anonymous letter details the horrors one police officer and his colleagues face on a daily basis, and explains why they feel so abandoned, not only political leaders, but also by the very communities they serve.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck share this powerful letter:

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Black Harvard professor says defunding the police will cause significantly higher black death tolls

Roland Fryer, a Harvard professor, told The College Fix that defunding the police will cost the black community more lives.

What are the details?

In a recent interview, Fryer said that defunding the police “could cost thousands of black lives.”

“[It] is not a solution,” he insisted. “I think the streets are talking and we should listen. People are frustrated.”

While Fryer agreed that there is a massive racial disparity when it comes to education, life expectancy, and more, defunding the police is not the correct move.

The outlet pointed to Fryer’s latest research — largely considered “controversial” by mainstream media standards — which says that black suspects are far less likely to be shot by police than white suspects.

Instead of defunding the police, Fryer suggested making policing safer and more consistent.

Options include an increase of community policing, “because officers can make more accurate distinctions between people when they have more frequent, non-confrontational interactions with the same population over time.”

Further, Fryer added, “Federal funds for police departments should be tied to their collection of data on lower-level uses of force.” In order to do that, Fryer suggested that police departments should “focus on culture, training, and correct incentives,” according to the Fix.

“Finally,” the outlet reported, “[police] departments need to discern how to identify ineffective police officers without altering the behavior of effective ones.”

What else?

In 2016, Fryer made headlines for his study on “Pattern-or-Practice,” from which he determined that there is largely no racial bias in officer-involved shootings.

According to the outlet, “‘Pattern-or-Practice’ investigations are used by federal and state governments to mitigate unconstitutional police activity including, but not limited to, excessive force and racial bias.”

In May, Fryer resurfaced his previous study and expounded on it in a Manhattan Institute video.

Fryer, during the discussion, said that the media — which refused to “grapple with the data” — was resistant to publishing his findings.

You can read more about the details of Fryer’s 2016 research here.

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Police officer goes viral for praying before his shift

An Oklahoma police officer is going viral on the internet after his fiancée shared a photo of him praying before his shift.

What are the details?

In a widely shared Facebook post, social media user Karmen Nalley said that her betrothed, Ty Hignite, prays nightly ahead of his scheduled watch.

Nalley shared a photo of Hignite kneeling before a vehicle, his head bowed and his hands clasped in front of him.

“I snuck this picture as Ty was leaving for work. He prays every night before he leaves for his shift and I think this photo exemplifies exactly who he is as a person,” Nalley wrote.

“Ty is brave, strong, loving, kind, patient, and so much more,” she continued. “I have a prayer that I say as well, and it always begins and ends with asking God to keep him safe.”

She added, “It is a scary world we live in now, I am not ignorant to that. I wish more people could know Ty and I wish ALL cops were like him. If EVERYONE were as kind hearted as Ty, the world would be a better place.”

At the time of this writing, Nalley’s post has received more than 400 likes.