231 results for 'police'
...vandalism and incivility, are the ingredients that make our society frightened by crime and criminals, through endless reporting of crime by the media. But at the same time, the same media indulge us with murder stories, fictional crime thrillers, “true life” TV documentaries about the Police or serial killers, TV crime-prevention programmes such as Crimewatch or even TV series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
So, is there a correlation between media frenzy about crime and criminals, and the actual rising levels of crime? Or is crime simply misrepresented in the... (more)
In my town, people are getting tickets for driving five miles over the speed limit, and paying upwards of three and four hundred dollars per ticket. The other day, I was walking along downtown and a policeman was giving a citation to a man in a very expensive looking car. He had crossed a double yellow solid line to get a parking space. As I was passing by, the radio on the cop's motorcycle was announcing a robbery and battery assault on a woman nearby. The cop was still engaged in writing his ticket without even lifting an eyebrow at what was just broadcast.
As I watched this unfold,... (more)
...highway 14 and Backus Road, about seven miles north of Rosamond, California near Edwards Air Force Base. The entire chase covered approximately 90 miles of three California highways: Interstate 110, Interstate 5 (Golden State Freeway) and State Highway 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway).
Police reports indicate that the driver of the vehicle had been involved in a father-son dispute in South Central Los Angeles. The man drove away in a white pickup and drove at speeds near 100 mph weaving through Friday night traffic and ending in the middle of the Mojave Desert. As of the time of... (more)
... Here’s how it works. Let’s say you’re a Yankee and driving your new Volvo down the street in Wilmington. Suddenly, you get T-boned by a local citizen attempting a left turn out of a parking lot. Anywhere else, the local driver is cited and that’s it. But in Wilmington, the investigating police officer will immediately assign partial blame to you because you’re from out of town.
The officer will cleverly disguise this by assigning a numerical code to the accident report , safe in the knowledge that you have no idea what happened and that he will never have to defend this. In... (more)
Racial profiling is a volatile and hot-button issue, which pits our ever-increasing desire for personal safety in an era of terror and violence against the desperate defense of our civil rights as their systemic erosion seems more and more inevitable. We all like to think we know what criminals look like, but then realize that not everyone that looks like our stereotypical criminal is one nor does every criminal fit such a description. Bernie Madoff looks about has harmless as your accountant, yet perpetrated the world’s greatest fraud; while Chad Ochocinco (of Cincinnati Bengals fame) looks... (more)
IRAQI TROOPS, CIVILIANS & OTHERS IN IRAQ:Private Contractors in Iraq, Working in Support of US Army Troops - More than 180,000 in August 2007, per The Nation/LA Times. Journalists killed - 139, 93 by murder and 46 by acts of war Journalists killed by US Forces - 14 Iraqi Police and Soldiers Killed - 9,202 Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated - A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi... (more)
...the press unless Letterman handed over $2 million.
Letterman contacted the Manhattan District Attorney's office, who launched an investigation.
Investigators advised Letterman to mail a phony $2 million check to the individual, which led to the extortionist's arrest on Thursday. Police have identified Robert Halderman, 51, an Emmy Award-winning producer, as a suspect.
Asked if he had sexual relationships, "My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would," Letterman told his audience. "I feel like I need to protect... (more)
...to a local hospital…alive! A few weeks later, another man was stopped in front of my ground floor apartment on the main boulevard, pulled out of his car and beaten up as the carload of his children watched helplessly. My daughter, who had come to visit me, dialed 911 but by the time the police came the assailants had melted into the neighborhood.
This is Los Angeles and the acts of violence like the ones quoted above occur almost on a daily basis. Earthquakes don’t. So, when I heard the boom-boom, my reaction was, “they have struck,... (more)
...-- admitted by his own words. 2) He believes that America needs a whole new system -- that the capitalist system currently in place is in need of being completely and fundamentally changed. Again his words. 3) He is adamant that a cop killer go free. Mumia Abu-Jamal murdered a Philadelphia police officer and gets the death sentence. For years after that, liberal lawyers spend millions of dollars from deep-pocketed financiers to keep Abu-Jamal out of the executioner's grasp. Jones' supports Abu-Jamal's fight for release from jail. 4) He is a Black nationalist -- an organization of black... (more)
...victim who got over it. Reign Over Me portrays not only this gravely hurt victim, previously a normal guy, even a successful doctor, but also how others around him ranged from protecting him to hurting him after his shock. From his landlady, to his in-laws, to a doctor’s receptionist, to the police, to his college roommate, to a psychologist, to lawyers, and to a judge, each saw this grievously hurt victim very differently.Of course, not victimizing another is best. Not having the shock that results in the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is preferable. But when the Post Traumatic Stress... (more)