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RI Cop Arrested For Assault At Abortion Rights Rally

NBC News reports: An off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate was arrested on an assault charge after allegedly attacking his female opponent during an abortion rights protest Friday night. Providence police patrolman Jeann Lugo, 35, was arrested on charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct, state police said Saturday night. Lugo turned himself in, was …

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RI Cop Running As GOP Candidate Placed On Leave After Allegedly Assaulting Opponent At Abortion Rally

Providence’s CBS affiliate reports: A Providence police officer and political candidate has been placed on administrative leave after he reportedly assaulted a woman outside the Rhode Island State House Friday night. The Providence Police Department has confirmed that officer Jeann Lugo, a Republican who is running for state Senate, was placed on paid leave Saturday morning. Lugo, according to police, …

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SCOTUS Rules To Protect Cops From Miranda Violations

CNN reports: The Supreme Court limited the ability to enforce Miranda rights in a ruling Thursday that said that suspects who are not warned about their right to remain silent cannot sue a police officer for damages under federal civil rights law even if the evidence was ultimately used against them in their criminal trial. The court’s ruling will cut …

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Judge Won’t Reinstate Permit For Illinois City’s Pride

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: An appeal by organizers of the 2022 Aurora Pride Parade was denied following a special hearing, after their permit was revoked over police staffing issues . The judge found the event is short about 20 police officers and that organizers were offered the opportunity to “close the gap” using sworn officers from other jurisdictions but …

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Illinois City Revokes Pride Parade Permit After Not Enough Police Volunteer To Work As Security [VIDEO]

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: The City of Aurora has revoked a special permit for the 2022 Aurora Pride Parade due to security staffing concerns. The city claims organizers failed to retain the number of law enforcement officers for the parade. Since it’s a private event, the city said officers have to volunteer their time to work security. Last month, …

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Internal Uproar Ends Plan To Develop Taser Drones

The Associated Press reports: Axon, the company best known for developing the Taser, said Monday it was halting plans to develop a Taser-equipped drone after a majority of its ethics board resigned over the controversial project. Axon’s founder and CEO Rick Smith said the company’s announcement last week — which drew a rebuke from its artificial intelligence ethics board — …

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ABC: Uvalde Police No Longer Cooperating In Probe

ABC News reports: The Uvalde Police Department and the Uvalde Independent School District police force are no longer cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the massacre at Robb Elementary School and the state’s review of the law enforcement response, multiple law enforcement sources tell ABC News. A spokesman for Texas DPS, which is running the state’s …

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Florida Sheriff Calls For Beating Disobedient Children

Mediaite reports: Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno called for a return to “old school” discipline following the weekend arrest of a 10-year-old in Florida for threatening a school shooting via text message. The mugshot of the 10-year-old was released and he was made to do a “perp walk” on camera in handcuffs, something Marceno said he has no regrets about. …

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DOJ To Investigate Police Inaction In TX Mass Shooting

NPR reports: The Justice Department will conduct a review of the police response to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, at the request of the city’s mayor, Don McLaughlin. “The goal of the review is to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare …

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Police Admit “Wrong Decisions” In TX Mass Shooting

Reuters reports: Panicked children and teachers placed half a dozen calls to 911 emergency services from the Texas classrooms where a massacre was unfolding, pleading for police to intervene, while roughly 20 officers waited in a hallway for nearly an hour before entering the room, authorities said on Friday. At least two children called the 911 emergency number from the …

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Students At Texas Elementary’s Career Day Shown Photos Of The “Liberal’s Guide To The Deadly AR-15”

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: Photos of an AR-15 style rifle, the type of gun used during Tuesday’s mass school shooting in Uvalde, were reportedly shown at a Fort Worth elementary school on Wednesday during what was supposed to be a career day presentation. According to a Fort Worth schools employee, a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office deputy presented during a …

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Reuters: Far-Right Extremists Are Training The Police

Reuters reports: On social media, Richard Whitehead [photo] is a warrior for the American right. He has praised extremist groups. He has called for public executions of government officials he sees as disloyal to former President Donald Trump. In a post in 2020, he urged law enforcement officers to disobey COVID-19 public-health orders from “tyrannical governors,” adding: “We are on …

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Lawsuit: Tennessee Ex-Cop “Forcibly Baptized” Woman After Pulling Her Over To Search For Drugs [VIDEO]

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports: A U.S. District Court judge gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit against a former Hamilton County deputy accused of baptizing a woman against her will after a 2019 traffic stop. In addition to ruling that the suit against Daniel Wilkey, 28, may proceed, Tennessee Eastern District Court Judge Travis R. McDonough ruled that several …

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Jury Finds Ex-Cop Rioter Guilty On All Six Counts

The Insider reports: A jury found former police officer Thomas Robertson guilty Friday on charges connected to the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, handing down a conviction after just hours of deliberations in one of the first court trials linked to the insurrection. After deliberating Friday afternoon and through Monday, the jury convicted Robertson on all six charges …

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GOP New Jersey Mayor Cops To Using N-Word On Tape After Town Paid Whistleblower $400K In Hush Money

The New Jersey Advance reports: Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso is apologizing for racist and misogynist comments captured on secret recordings, saying in a video posted online that he is “embarrassed and ashamed.” Bonaccorso’s statement follows revelations last week by NJ Advance Media that the township paid more than $400,000 to conceal those recordings under a 2020 legal settlement after a …

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Former Virginia Cop Fired Over Capitol Riot Pleads Guilty To Felony, Will Testify Against His Cop Buddy

Law & Crime reports: A former Virginia police officer who was fired for allegedly storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 with his platoon sergeant has pleaded guilty to a felony and will cooperate with prosecutors. Jacob Fracker [above left], 30, formerly a K9 unit officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department in Virginia, was accused of traveling to Washington with …

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Ex-Cop Sentenced To Two Years In Taser/Gun Shooting

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports: Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter has been sentenced to 24 months in prison after being found guilty of first and second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in April of 2021. She will serve 16 months in prison, followed by 8 months of supervised release. Potter, a 26-year police veteran, …

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DC Cop Suspended Over Alleged Ties To Proud Boys

The Washington Post reports: A D.C. police lieutenant in the intelligence branch has been put on leave amid an investigation into alleged improper contacts with a prominent member of the extremist group Proud Boys, according to four law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case. The officials identified the officer as Shane Lamond, a 22-year veteran. Law enforcement officials said …

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Miami Beach Cops Give Stopped Motorists Advice Flier With URL To Store Selling “Fuck Biden” Merchandise

The Miami Herald reports: In Miami Beach, getting pulled over by city police didn’t just mean a ticket for some drivers. Officers also handed them an invitation to check out a website selling Trump 2024 merchandise. A city police flier in circulation until last week explaining how to resolve minor traffic tickets online dropped a crucial hyphen for a Miami-Dade …

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Florida Cop Charged With Planting Drugs On Man In Return For “Sexual Favors And Trip To Europe” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A real estate broker was leaving the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant in Fort Myers, Fla., when a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over for an alleged traffic violation. The Dec. 16 stop escalated when Deputy Niko Irizarry, with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, said he suspected there were illegal substances in the car. With the …

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