St. Louis Police Promise Transparency After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

St. Louis Police Promise Transparency After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
CBS Local
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis Police are vowing more transparency in the wake of a fatal officer-involved shooting on Tuesday. At a press conference just one day after the shooting, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says he’s committed to giving as much …
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  August 21, 2014  

Police have ‘a power trip problem,’ Ferguson residents say

Police have ‘a power trip problem,’ Ferguson residents say
CNN
(CNN) — Mike Knox, owner of Freestyle Barber & Beauty in Ferguson, Missouri, said police have pulled him over twice for what he calls “DWB” — driving while black. When he questioned why he was stopped, officers pressed him for insurance information …

  August 21, 2014  

Zappala seeking review of evidence in robbery cases

Zappala seeking review of evidence in robbery casesPittsburgh Post GazetteAllegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is seeking permission from the courts to force law enforcement officers who want to charge a suspect with robbery to hav…

  August 21, 2014  

Murder suspect tried to break into several Taylor Ranch homes

Murder suspect tried to break into several Taylor Ranch homesKOAT AlbuquerqueA suspect in the murder, Alex Gallegos, arrived at the home while the warrant was being served. He began to ram cars, and shots were fired, one of which hit Gallegos. After se…

  August 20, 2014  

New Video Emerges of Police Shooting Kajieme Powell in St. Louis

New Video Emerges of Police Shooting Kajieme Powell in St. LouisNewsweekOn Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police shot and killed 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, less than four miles from where police shot and killed 18-year-old Micha…

  August 20, 2014  

Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the St. Louis FBI Field Office

Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the St. Louis FBI Field Office

~ Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We have brought to this area very experienced prosecutors, we have very experienced agents who are handling this matter, and doing so, I think, in a fine way.

I’m going to get briefed on more of the details about the investigation.

 
I’ve been kept up to date, but there’s nothing that can replace actually coming to the office that’s handling the matter, and being able to look in the face the people who are, I think at this point, very ably handling this investigation.

Now, our investigation is different from that which the state is doing.  We are looking for violations of federal, criminal civil rights statutes, which is different from what the local investigation is.

We have brought a substantial number of people here, of agents here, who have done a great job in the canvassing that they did over the past weekend, and continue to follow leads so that we can do a thorough and a fair job of making a determination about what happened on August the ninth.  And I’m confident that through the ability of these people, we will be able to make a determination about whether or not any federal statutes have in fact been violated.

My hope also is that through the trip that I’m making out here today and by expressing the importance of the way in which this investigation is going, that hopefully will have a calming influence on the area, if people know that a federal, thorough investigation is being done–is being manned by these very capable people.  My hope is that that will have—give people some degree of confidence that the appropriate things are being done by their federal government.

Again, we are doing something different, okay, than that which the state is doing–than what the county prosecutors are doing.

 
But nevertheless, I think that what we are doing, hopefully, will have a positive impact.

Thank you.

  August 20, 2014  

Traffic stop leads to large drug bust

Traffic stop leads to large drug bustMerced Sun-StarEighteen kilograms of cocaine, 16 pounds of methamphetamine and eight pounds of white powder heroin, a wholesale value worth nearly $700,000, is off the streets after a single traffic stop on Highway …

  August 20, 2014  

The UK Jihadists Who Murdered Foley

The UK Jihadists Who Murdered Foley
Daily Beast
Islam had been arrested in October 2012 when he arrived back in London with his wife and child at Heathrow airport and was charged with the false imprisonment of two Western journalists kidnapped in Syria in July, 2012. The British government also …
Our boys in the Islamic state: Britain’s export jihad Spectator.co.uk

  August 20, 2014  

In Ferguson, Holder recalls own ‘humiliating’ experiences with police

In Ferguson, Holder recalls own ‘humiliating’ experiences with police
Los Angeles Times
Police car comes driving up, flashes his lights, yells, ‘Where you going? Hold it!’ I say, ‘Whoa, I’m going to a movie.’ Now my cousin started mouthing off. I’m like, ‘This is not where we want to go. Keep quiet.’ I’m angry and upset. We negotiate the
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  August 20, 2014