Update your scorecards: How to get fired from the LAPD

Shooting up a blue Toyota Tacoma containing two Asian women after mistaking it for a grey Nissan Titan containing a lone black man: Get more training

Release audio tape proving you didn’t say the racist things you’ve been accused of saying: Get investigated by internal affairs, suspended, and expect to be fired

Scary thought for the day

What if the BLM officers involved in the Bundy Ranch thing had reacted the same way Ferguson officers did?

I’m having a hard time not being outraged by this

Under what circumstances would this be considered okay by anyone?

When I first heard “journalists hit with tear gas” my assumption was that it was, for lack of a better description, an embedded journalist in the middle of a crowd during the riot. I’ve seen that kind of thing before, particularly journalists of the local-alt-weekly [...]

I think there’s a new policy in the Nashville Police Department

I’ve been noticing a lot of stories over the last couple of years about MNPD officers being decommissioned for misbehavior. As I understand it, “suspended with/without pay” leaves the officer with the ability to carry a gun everywhere and other perks of being a police officer, but decommissioning removes all the superpowers.

I don’t [...]

About that mystery helicopter in the Bundy Cattle Confiscation…

David Codrea had an article in The Examiner over the weekend about the FAA issuing what’s called a TFR for the Gold Butte area. A TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) is basically a domestic no fly zone, and are usually limited to things like disaster zones, Presidential/Vice Presidential visits, and rocketry. I don’t know of another [...]

Like you and me, only better

So Franklin Police roll up on a Brent Rose, passed out behind the wheel of his car parked in the turn lane of a major thoroughfare with the engine running. When he gets out, he falls into the bushes. He blows twice the legal limit on a breathalyzer, and the officers opt not to give [...]

In case you missed it: Officer Roid Rage gets $40,000 from the City of Canton

I missed this when it happened, but here it is:

A police officer fired and later reinstated after threatening to shoot a motorist will never patrol the city’s streets again.

Daniel Harless, a 15-year veteran, will receive $40,000 from the city, a neutral employment recommendation and a retired-officer ID in exchange for his resignation as [...]

They got themselves an RV!

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

TN Police Departments Get Tank-Like Military Vehicles:

GALLATIN, Tenn. – It could have been a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but now a 21-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP, is on the streets of Gallatin.

“It’s [...]

Local police implement Boston strategy more quickly than expected

This last Sunday, a local man murdered his wife and then ran away. Emulating Boston, they locked down the neighborhood to find one man:

[Victim] was found dead in the couple’s home in the Governors Club neighborhood just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. [Suspect] was not at the scene when police arrived. An extensive overnight [...]

Great Moments in Journalism

No bomb found at Smyrna home

SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) – Emergency crews in Smyrna say there was no bomb found after investigating a home on Cheatham Drive near Old Nashville Highway.

Officials had setup a staging area at a nearby Veterans of Foreign Wars building.

All roads are now open in the area.

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