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Colorado Handyman Forgives Officer Who Fired At Him

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado handyman who was mistaken for a burglar and nearly shot by a police officer says he forgives the officer bu...

Sergio Fuentes: Police Sergeant Charged After Delivering Pot While On-duty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A west suburban police officer faces felony charges after allegedly delivering marijuana while on duty. The Aurora Beacon News reports that Earlvill...

Gangs Use Of Twitter, Facebook On The Rise

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had...

NYPD Caught On Camera Kicking, Punching Suspect

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

January is turning out to be a bad month for the NYPD, and perhaps a worse one for suspects. Just a week after footage of two police officers beati...

Charges Dropped Against Journalist who Photographed Arrest of Protesters

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

Police unjustly arresting journalists and photographers during political protests is an ongoing issue. This proved to be the case for Cheryl Biren when she was on assignment in Philadelphia.

Jordan Miles, Teen Violinist: Beat By Police Over Mt. Dew Bottle

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — The photos taken by Jordan Miles' mother show his face covered with raw, red bruises, his cheek and lip swollen, his right eye swollen ...

7 Police Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks To Movies)

Cracked.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Hollywood has never been afraid to sacrifice realism for the sake of an entertaining story. And since pretty much every movie or TV show features the ...

Republicans Slamming Law Enforcement: Can't Officials Get Some Respect?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Aren't you getting sick and tired of having Republican war hawks demean and insult the job skills of law enforcement officials as part of their campaign to make President Obama look weak on terrorism?

Police Use Twitter To

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PC Ed Rogerson is on Twitter. He is one of about 20 or so police officers that have turned to the micro-blogging service....

New LAPD Chief Chosen By Villaragosa

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A respected Los Angeles Police Department veteran credited with cleaning up a devastating corruption scandal was picked by the may...

Media Decides Tasered Grandmother Was Asking for It

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The media is portraying Winkfein as an irrational hag, who somehow deserved to be shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity after getting mouthy with a police officer.

Sting, Where Is Thy Death

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sal Nunziato

We, as a nation, didn't always hate Sting. As a matter of fact, didn't we love The Police? Even the first 2-3 Sting solo records were quite good. So, what happened?

Oakland Pays Cops $1.75 Million To Get Dressed

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The city of Oakland is expected to pay $1.75 million in legal fees and will offer vacation time and money to police officers who claimed in a lawsuit ...

Maurice Clemmons: Mental Illness Does Cause Violence

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

Maurice Clemmons is now dead. But treatment for his illness would have been better for all. We have to stop denying violence and start treating it.

Survivors Of Accused Serial Killer Anthony Sowell Sought By Cleveland Police

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLEVELAND — Now that most of the bodies found at the home of a suspected serial killer have been identified, Cleveland is turning its attention ...

Superfreakonomics On Drunk Driving vs. Drunk Walking: Relevant or Ridiculous? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A couple of weeks ago, before the publication of Superfreakonomics, the follow up to the bestselling Freakonomics by New York Times "Freakonomics" col...

University Of South Florida: Armed Intruder Reported At Tampa School; 1 In Custody

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TAMPA, Fla. — The University of South Florida was locked down for a time Monday after someone reported a man with a gun and a bomb near the libr...

Grand Central Station Briefly Shut Down, Creates Twitter Fury

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: All is well at Grand Central Station. It appears that all the commotion on Twitter was either a hoax or a big misunderstanding. ******* Unc...

Gilbert Arenas and the Continuing Sports Epidemic of Stupidity

Ed Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Berliner

As hard as NBA Commissioner David Stern tries, and I honestly believe he's doing something about it but could be doing a lot more, the recent Gilbert ...

Funding Cuts May Shutter N.C. Group Home For People With Disabilities

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. Group ho...

LA's New Top Cop Talks

Tina Daunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tina Daunt

Charlie Beck, LA's new chief of police, is a cop's cop. Compared to his rock star predecessor, Bill Bratton, whose outsized abilities came with an ego to match, it's a definite change.

Cop Shock: 10-Year-Old Girl Tasered

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OZARK, Ark. — A police officer who used a stun gun on an unruly 10-year-old girl after he said her mother gave him permission has been suspended –...

Anthony Sowell's Neighbor Says Police Knew About Cleveland Rapist's House

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A neighbor of the convicted rapist in Cleveland who was arrested Saturday night after six decomposed bodies were found in his house said Monday that t...

Slumdogs And Americans: Equal Opportunity Police Brutality in India

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

Anyone who has seen Slumdog Millionaire, remembers the scenes of police torture. Last week, American journalist, Joel Elliott, got to experience that violence first-hand.

German Officer accused of having sex in church

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Police in southern Germany said an officer has been suspended from duty after allegedly having sex in a Catholic church during a servic...