Body Cam Video Shows Cop Shooting Man Dead After Complying with Demands

Body Cam Video Shows Cop Shooting Man Dead After Complying with Demands At :46 of a minute into the video, Salt Lake City police officer Bron Cruz is ordering a man to remove his hands from inside his pants. At :50 into the video, the man removes at least one hand from inside his pants, lifting up his shirt, showing no gun. At :51, the officer shoots him dead. That was enough for Utah prosecutors to justify the shooting of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store August 11. The shooting was captured on the officer’s body cam. Prosecutors ...
  October 1, 2014  

Gun control group donates to politicians

Gun control group donates to politiciansvtdigger.orgA group pushing for tighter gun control laws in Vermont last month donated to 91 candidates for state legislature who say they would support a law requiring anyone who purchases a firearm to undergo a criminal background check, according to forms to be ...
  September 30, 2014  

Jury begins deliberating in home-invasion trial

Jury begins deliberating in home-invasion trial Jury begins deliberating in home-invasion trialThe ColumbianA jury began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a Snohomish man accused of being a lookout during a home-invasion robbery Dec. 19 in Ridgefield, in which a victim was tied up and several firearms were stolen. Jarrod A. Wiebe, 27, is charged in Clark ...
  September 30, 2014  

City council disbands Waldo Police Department

City council disbands Waldo Police DepartmentWJXT JacksonvilleThe Waldo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to disband the police department and have all law enforcement functions in Waldo be taken over by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. The current Waldo police officers will be on paid administrative leave ...

Woman pleads not guilty to 20-year-old South Carolina kidnapping

Woman pleads not guilty to 20-year-old South Carolina kidnapping Woman pleads not guilty to 20-year-old South Carolina kidnappingMSN NewsDorothy Lee Barnett, 54, has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Charleston to charges of parental kidnapping and falsifying passports 20 years ago. Barnett, a slight, blond woman who appeared smiling in court today in a striped prison uniform and ...Dorothy Lee Barnett pleads not guilty to 20-year-old kidnapping Sydney Morning HeraldMom Accused of Kidnapping 20 Years Ago, Back in SC WLTX.comMother pleads not guilty ...

Academia, Over the Edge

Academia, Over the Edge Goddard College in Vermont has invited Mumia Abu Jamal, convicted cop killer and former death row inmate, to give the commencement address.  The story is here.Question:  What would happen if Darren Wilson, the not-even-criminally-charged killer of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., were invited to give the commencement address at any college or university in the United States?1)  The media would congratulate the students for independence of mind.2)  We w...
  September 30, 2014  

Craigslist sale turns into home invasion for FDL couple

Craigslist sale turns into home invasion for FDL coupleFond du Lac Reporter29 by a couple reporting that a man and woman forced their way inside their home in the 900 block of Meadow Lane. According to the police report, the couple had placed an ad on Craigslist advertising the sale of music albums and had made arrangements ...

Teen arrested in grandparents’ home invasion

Teen arrested in grandparents' home invasion9NEWS.comDOUGLAS COUNTY - An 18-year-old woman is accused of being the mastermind behind a home invasion robbery and assault at her grandparents' Parker home. Donna Gregory was arrested after she allegedly persuaded three homeless men to commit the ...
  September 30, 2014  

Vallejo man arrested for second car chase in 10 days

Vallejo man arrested for second car chase in 10 daysVallejo Times HeraldA Vallejo man was arrested Sunday after what turned out to be his second car chase through town in just over a week, a Vallejo Police Department spokesman said. "Officers attempted to make a vehicle stop at about 10:45 p.m. (Sunday) at Fern Place and ...
  September 30, 2014  

Norwalk man guilty of killing cousin over suspected affair

Posted Sept. 30, 2014, 6:26 p.m. A 25-year-old man who prosecutors say lured his cousin into a car in Artesia and fatally shot him because of a suspected affair was found guilty Monday of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.A jury convicted Ulises Carbajal Velasco, a Latino from Norwalk, after fewer than two days of deliberation. Velasco thought that Sergio Lopez, 29, was having an affair with his estranged wife, prosecutors said.On Sept. 12, ...