Category Archives: police

Who’s the Victim When a Somali Muslim Police Officer Shoots an Innocent White Woman? The NYT Thinks It Knows.

Just as a man with a hammer sees every problem as a nail, only someone committed to finding a racial angle, say, someone who makes a living at it, will see one in the horrific death of Justine Damond. Recall that in July 2017 Damond called the Minneapolis Police Department to report what she believed may have been a sexual assault taking place near her home, and that it was Noor and another officer who responded. After the officers drove down the alley behind Damond’s home, she approached their police car in the apparent hope of speaking with them. Noor shot her, firing across his partner and through the open driver’s side window. At his trial, Noor testified that he perceived Damond to be a threat after hearing a “bang” and seeing her approach the opposite side of the car.


Minnesota: City of St. Cloud Orders Cease-and-Desist on Mosque’s Look-alike Police Car

The city of St. Cloud this week issued a cease-and-desist order against the Islamic Center of St. Cloud because its security vehicle looks too similar to a police vehicle.

But the president of the center said Thursday they modeled the vehicle’s design after other area security vehicles at organizations such as CentraCare Health and Crossroads Center.


Corrupt, jailed Hamilton cop still made over $104K last year, lands on Sunshine List

Ruthowsky was sentenced to 12½ years in a federal penitentiary on May 30 for his role in a pay for protection scheme with a crew of drug dealers. Hamilton police say his salary was cut off on that date, yet Ruthowsky was still one of the province’s highest paid public sector earners last year — despite spending the bulk of it behind bars.


Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War On “Dirtbag Criminals” As Company Got Closer To Police

On March 17, 2016, Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff emailed out a company-wide declaration of war. The message, under the subject line “Going to war,” made two things clear to the home surveillance company’s hundreds of employees: Everyone was getting free camouflage-print T-shirts (“They look awesome,” assured Siminoff), and the company’s new mission was to use consumer electronics to fight crime. “We are going to war with anyone that wants to harm a neighborhood,” Siminoff wrote — and indeed Ring made it easier for police and worried neighbors to get their hands on footage from Ring home cameras. Internal documents and video reviewed by The Intercept show why this merging of private Silicon Valley business and public law enforcement has troubling privacy implications.


Ont. police free 43 from ‘modern day slavery’

The Ontario Provincial Police announced Monday that an investigation revealed 43 people were brought to Canada with the promise of work visas and permanent residency status. The majority male victims paid large sums of money to leave their home countries, police said, but were often left with less than $50 a month to live in “squalid conditions” in Barrie and Wasaga Beach, Ont.


The French are revolting

This Twitter stream has a series of reports on today’s protests.

Yellow Vest activist’s HAND is torn off amid horrific scenes of violence between police and protesters in Paris


Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to attacking a 15th patient. The public was never told

At least three Ontario police services were aware that serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer confessed to attacking a fifteenth elderly patient, yet the crime was withheld from the public and was never disclosed during a multi-million-dollar public inquiry looking into Wettlaufer’s crimes and why they went undetected for so long.


Gestapo Methods: German Secret Police Goes after Friends of Israel

The co-chair of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) faction in the German Bundestag Beatrix von Storch has charged the incoming head of the German Federal Secret Service Thomas Haldenwang with ignoring radical Islamism and Anti-Semitism and attacking the AfD for criticizing them instead.