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  1. The pc/lib crowd are still going to whine over this. They are livid that the unarmed escapee (sweat) was shot. Stupid ****s. Dennis
  2. I am glad he is alive,for now (hope he is in a LOT of pain) so the puke can rat out all those that helped his ass pull this off. I will than be glad when his fellow puke prisoners kill him for being a rat. Dennis
  3. NYC, the all inclusive sanctuary city ! http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page Dennis
  4. Meet Lily Dennis
  5. I read that after he was interviewed the cops were able to track him down and arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Dennis
  6. Prayers sent for your brother. Dennis
  7. Best of luck to you Bido, I know it is not easy giving him up. No doubt you are doing the right and smart thing. Dennis
  8. The dog must go ! I wonder how many of the parents of these kids gave their dogs a second chance ? Don't take a chance of being one of them. https://www.google.com/search?q=dog+bites+on+child%27s+face&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS583US619&espv=2&biw=911&bih=445&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=m1hxVb7XMIOWgwSd8IPYBw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ Dennis
  9. I guess the guy in the video had not gotten the word. I bet some end up in restaurants. ****/AP - The fish is not for eating. That's what Newark officials are saying to residents about the fish that have washed onto the streets following recent flooding. The fish were caught or found in flooded sewers, rivers, streams, and ponds after heavy rains doused the city. The alert was issued Monday by the city's Health and Community Wellness Department. Officials urged people to not trap, catch or eat any fish caught on the streets because it's unclear how "exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them." There are several ponds and lakes in the region where fishing is permitting. https://youtu.be/2HaRQ3tBefI Dennis
  10. It had to be in gear for the prop to turn. I thinking he thought she was all clear and hit the gas before she was fully on board. Dennis
  11. Speaking of fares: Southwest rolled out a 72-hour, nationwide fare saleTuesday Tuesday (June 2) in which the price of its flights are roughly based to distance. Dozens of the carrier's shortest routes are available for fares of less than $100 round trip. The sale covers travel from Aug. 25 through Dec. 16, though some holiday periods are blacked out. And bargain hunters must act quick; the sale concludes at the end of the day Thursday (June 4). Southwest has previously rolled out similar fare sales in which fares were pegged to mileage thresholds. In past years, for example, Southwest 's sales priced flights of 500 miles or less at $49 each way and increased from there. Flights of 501 to 1,000 miles cost $99 each way and flights of 1,001 to 1,500 miles cost $129 each way. Flights of more than 1,500 miles went for $149 each way. BOOKMARK: Add Today in the Sky
  12. The 19-year-old college student who lost her right arm when a propeller cut it off during an accident in Boston Harbor on Saturday night involving the boat of a 'drunk' DUI lawyer is still in the hospital. Nicole Berthiaume was with eight other girls aged 19 to 22 on a boat, the Naut Guilty, belonging to Benjamin Urbelis, 33, an attorney who specializes in defending against drunken driving charges. The Quinsigamond Community College student, who grew up in Auburn, jumped off the boat to get a seat cushion that blew off and a propeller sliced her arm when she tried to climb back aboard. The arm was severed above the elbow and the missing portion was never recovered, according to the Boston Globe. A Mayday call was put out after the bloody accident and Boston Fire Department and Coast Guard boats responded to the scene and stopped the bleeding by tying off the arm with a tourniquet. Boston Fire Department Lieutenant Charlie Popp said: 'We were very fortunate. 'It's the first one I'm aware of recently with injuries this severe where everything worked out well.' The teen was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and she is still recovering, but stable. Berthiaume's grandmother, Mary DePasquale, said the victim was 'taking it well', the Boston Herald reported. She said: 'Just pray for her. 'She needs our prayers and she needs our support. That's where we are right now. 'We're just devastated by the whole thing.' Urbelis, 33, appeared in court wearing a Beat LA Boston Celtics t-shirt and swimsuit and pleaded not guilty Police allege Urbelis was operating his 29-foot boat Naut Guilty on Saturday around 7.45pm when the accident occurred. In addition to the captain, who was 'drunk and belligerent' during his interview with police, there were three other men in their 30s on the boat. Urbelis (seen in an undated photo) was 'drunk and belligerent' during his interview with police Urbelis (seen in an undated photo) was 'drunk and belligerent' during his interview with police A search warrant was executed on the boat, which was unregistered, 'and large quantities of alcohol were recovered'. The self-employed lawyer was charged with operating a boat under the influence and reckless operation of a vessel. He pleaded not guilty on Monday in Boston Municipal Court and was ordered held on $75,000 cash bail. Urbelis appeared in court wearing a green Beat LA Boston Celtics t-shirt and a bathing suit. He tried to avoid being photographed, but the judge ordered him to step forward and be seen. Urbelis refused to take a chemical breath test and had glassy eyes when interviewed by police on Saturday, a Suffolk County prosecutor said at Urbelis's arraignment. After four hours, he took a breath test and blew a 0.09 per cent. The legal limit for blood alcohol content in Massachusetts is 0.08 per cent A search warrant was executed on the unregistered boat 'and large quantities of alcohol were recovered' Urbelis lists OUI/DUI and motor vehicle crimes as one of his practice areas on his website. On his website, Urbelis claims he's been trying criminal cases in Massachusetts for more than seven years, 'earning a reputation as a zealous advocate with higher than an 80 per cent acquittal rate on cases he brings to trial.' 'If you are being investigated or are arrested for a motor vehicle offense, it is important that you NOT speak to law enforcement officials about your case,' he advises on his site. 'Very often, people think that the best approach is to be honest, forthcoming, and apologetic. In most aspects of life, that's probably true. When dealing with potential criminal charges, that's the absolute worst course of action.' The investigation, conducted by state and local police and the Coast Guard, remains ongoing. Urbelis' lawyer says his client is an accomplished professional and not a flight risk.
  13. Poor guy. Did you happen to know this guy mybeach ? Do Swordfish regularly come into the harbor ? Boat captain dies after being IMPALED by 6ft swordfish when he jumped into Hawaii harbor and shot it with a spear gun Randy Llanes, 47, was killed by fish Friday at Honokohau Harbor Witnesses told how he jumped into water and shot animal with spear gun But it attacked, leaving him with puncture wound to his torso Was pulled from the water and taken to hospital, but was already dead A fishing boat captain has died after being impaled by a 6ft-long swordfish in a Hawaiian harbor. Randy Llanes, 47, was killed by the fish, which had a sharp, 3ft-long bill, after he jumped off a pier in Honokohau Harbor on Big Island in an attempt to catch it. Moments before diving in, Llanes had shot the fish with a spear gun, according to witnesses, but the wounded animal punctured his upper right torso, leaving him floating in the water. According to Hawaii News Now, the fish was a broadbill swordfish. The site reported that onlookers pulled Llanes from the harbor and gave him CPR - but to no avail. A spokesman for the Hawaii County fire department said: 'All we know is next thing they know, the man is seen floating.' 'They are very aggressive animals. If you mess with them they defend themselves pretty good.' The victim was taken to Kona Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. Police are investigating the death. Llanes ran the Sundowner Sportfishing Charters company, which offered private hire fishing tours for as many as six anglers. According his social media profiles, Llanes was an avid fisherman himself, and was often pictured posing with his enormous catches. In a biography on his company website, Llanes said he had been a licensed captain since 1997, and had 25 years' fishing experience. He described Hawaii as 'one of those rare places where sea monsters still exist'. Dennis
  14. A 95% failure rate. Now what ? Are they going to want us to come to the airport a day early so they can be more thorough ? Washington (CNN)Airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover Homeland Security team conducted at dozens of airports, according to an internal investigation. The Transportation Security Administration found that "red teams" with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General were able to get banned items through the screening process in 67 out of 70 tests it conducted across the nation. The test results were first reported by ABC News, and government officials confirmed them to CNN. Homeland Security's report on the tests is set to be issued later this summer and is still being written. A Homeland Security spokesperson said that "the numbers in these reports never look good out of context, but they are a critical element in the continual evolution of our aviation security." Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called the failure rate "deeply alarming." "Over the past six years, we have seen TSA consume an enormous amount of government resources, but I'm not convinced we have much to show for it," he said in a statement. "After spending over $540 million on baggage screening equipment and millions more on training, the failure rate today is higher than it was in 2007. Something is not working." "I have long been a proponent of using low-tech bomb-sniffing dogs to detect weapons and explosives," he said. "Government needs to recognize that the most effective solution is not always the most expensive one." The spokesperson said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson directed TSA to take "a series of actions, several of which are now in place," to address the issues the red team tests identified -- but didn't identify what those actions are. Late Monday, Johnson issued a statement saying that Melvin Carraway, the acting administrator for the TSA, would be reassigned. Mark Hatfield, acting deputy director, will take over until a new acting administrator is appointed. "Today, all air travelers are subject to a robust security system that employs multiple layers of protection, both seen and unseen, including: intelligence gathering and analysis, cross-checking passenger manifests against watchlists, screening at checkpoints, random canine team screening at airports, reinforced cockpit doors, Federal Air Marshals, armed pilots and a vigilant public," the spokesperson said. "In combination, these layers provide enhanced security creating a much stronger and protected transportation system for the traveling public." Dennis
  15. The 5’ 7”, 256-pound Davis is being held in the Delaware County jail in lieu of $5000 bond on the criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon count. Dennis
  16. So sorry that your wife is going through this. It is not only tough on her but it can really put a tremendous emotional drain on the whole family. I have been fighting 2 types of cancer since 2013. The first (NPC) cancer looks under control. The second is lung cancer. We are working on that. I did not get second opinions. I felt comfortable with the doctors I am dealing with. I did check them out thoroughly though. I have met MANY people during my chemo and radiation sessions and second opinions are a common subject. I would say that half of them I have talked with got second and in some cases 3rd opinions. Some people feel they may offend the Doctors they are dealing with by getting a second opinion. I am not saying your wife thinks that way but if she does, she need not. I think most Doctors are used to it. If you are using insurance to help pay for this, check and see if they require another opinion. I know this is tough on you as a caregiver so it never hurts to get some guidance on the subject. The American Cancer Society has a great web site with lots of information. Below are a couple of links that you folks might find helpful: http://csn.cancer.org/forum/127 http://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers/index?from=CSN Hang in there and stay tough. Follow through on all your Doctors advice ! My prayers for your wife's complete recovery ! Dennis
  17. It is bizarre. Do you fish out of Kona ? The boat used to belong to Capt. Norm Isaacs. Dennis
  18. Another double post. I don't think huddler has left the building.
  19. The cops are actually pretty lenient around here (VA. Beach). They wink at a lot of stuff. This is a tourist town and they could be arresting hundreds and hundreds of people a day for drinking in public, smoking a joint, etc;. Most time they will tell the person to put the joint out or pour the beer out or into a cup and move on. Now if you give them bunch of **** like this punk did it is a different story. Dennis
  20. The cops are actually pretty lenient around here (VA. Beach). They wink at a lot of stuff. This is a tourist town and they could be arresting hundreds and hundreds of people a day for drinking in public, smoking a joint, etc;. Most time they will tell the person to put the joint out or pour the beer out or into a cup and move on. Now if you give them bunch of **** like this punk did it is a different story. Dennis
  21. Exactly, It was a a symptom of a bigger problem. They found 5.5 ounces and a scale in the car. The punk little drug dealer did not want to face the concequences and thought throwing a tantrum would make it all go away. All he had to do is get the **** out of the car and face the music. I hope his father is a real hardass. If I were a parent of the girl driving and that was my car she would never drive it again. Dennis
  22. I think the little sissy thought if he whined enough the cop woulod let him go.It backfired. The cop was reprimanded for zapping him. VIRGINIA BEACH Police Chief Jim Cervera said Friday that the cellphone video showing an officer pepper spraying and then stunning a teenager multiple times during a traffic stop is "not good." He hopes to wrap up an internal investigation into the incident next week, he said. "We are heavily investigating this video and all of the circumstances," Cervera said after a meeting at the Convention Center. "I am not overly comfortable with what I saw on that video, I can tell you that. It's not good." A Facebook user named Courtney Gee posted footage online of a Jan. 10 traffic stop during which an officer sprays a Virginia Beach 17-year-old in the eyes and then stuns him at least twice. She uploaded the video on Jan. 27, and it has been viewed more than a million times. The clip grabbed the attention of police watchdog groups, which criticized it online. When the Police Department became aware of the four-minute video, it placed an officer on administrative duty and initiated an internal investigation, it announced in a news release Thursday. The driver, 18-year-old Courtney Griffith, also told TV reporters that an officer tried to delete the video from her phone, but she recovered it from her "recently deleted" file. That accusation is more alarming than the violence, said defense attorney Gary C. Byler, who is representing the boy's family. Cervera said that's a "big problem," if it occurred. The traffic stop took place about 9 p.m. in the 1900 block of Darnell Drive, which is off Diamond Springs Road. It started because Griffith's license plate light was out, Griffith told WTKR. Police then said they smelled marijuana and ordered Griffith and the younger teen out of the car, according to the video. "Step out of the vehicle," an officer is heard saying. "I'm going to get out, I'm going to get out," the boy eventually replies. It then appears as if someone tries to grab him from the vehicle, and he resists. An officer yells, "Get out!" and then pepper sprays him before stunning him at least twice with a Taser. Officers retrieved 5.5 ounces of marijuana from the car, along with a "huge" scale, according to an online police report. They charged Griffith with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, which a judge dismissed on April 1. Griffith did not respond to The Virginian-Pilot's request for an interview Friday. A 17-year-old was charged on that date with misdemeanor resisting arrest, felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana and felony assault on a law enforcement officer, said Macie Pridgen, a spokeswoman for the commonwealth's attorney. She said she could not provide the teen's name or confirm it was the same one portrayed in the video. That teen pleaded guilty and is being held in juvenile detention, Pridgen said. She said prosecutors reduced the assault charge to a misdemeanor. The Pilot typically does not name juveniles accused of crimes. Byler declined to comment on the teen's status. Police have not named the driver, the teen or the officer placed on administrative duty. Officer Christopher Mackie issued Griffith the summons, according to the document filed in General District Court. He has worked for the department since 2012 and in 2013 won an internal life-saving medal, according to the Police Department's annual report and a Pilot database of city employees. The investigating officer for the case was Ewell Pittman, according to the online police report. Pittman is a nine-year veteran of the department and, as of January 2014, was a master police officer, according to the database. Brian Luciano, president of the Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association, said the officer's actions in the video appear to be in line with the department's use-of-force policy. But he said the investigation still must conclude. "Be patient, and don't judge it just by what you see," Luciano said. "There's always more to the story." Police are under additional scrutiny today because of high-profile use-of-force incidents in other parts of the country, Luciano said. "We would caution the officers to just do the right thing, to do what they're trained to do and not worry about politics," he said. In a traffic stop, the people in a vehicle have a legal obligation to comply with an officer's orders, Luciano added. "People think they're taking a moral stand by standing up to police," he said. But "there's a difference between a moral stand and a legal stand." The department's five-page general order on use of force defines it as, "Any physical effort that is used to seize, control, or repel another individual." It directs officers to take various factors into account before using force, including the person's level of resistance and whether they pose an immediate threat to police or the community. "Under no circumstances will the force used be greater than necessary to achieve lawful objectives and to conduct lawful public safety activities," the policy reads. The policy includes use of pepper spray or Tasers, which Virginia Beach police began carrying in 2009. They are mounted with cameras. Byler said he intends to request the footage from the Taser used on his client when he and the teen's family meet with investigators next week. "While the family is understandably shaken by the violent nature of the video they are willing to give the internal Virginia Beach Police investigation a chance to be completed," Byler wrote in a statement. "The family hopes and trusts the Virginia Beach Police Department will use this occurrence to reaffirm their commitment to retain and preserve ALL video evidence in the future." Social media allowed the incident to come to light, and citizen videos are valuable tools to maintain civil order, Byler said. In situations like the one captured on camera Jan. 10, the impetus is on police to take the high ground, he added. Even if obstinate, the teen posed no threat, he said. "When you deal with teens, particularly teenage boys, you're going to expect some inappropriate actions," Byler said. "We hire and train police to defuse the situations." Dennis
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  24. Sure can't blame the cops. It is best for them to just to collect their checks and lay low. Baltimore police Thursday found the bodies of an unidentified woman and a boy around 8 years old with gunshot wounds to the head, increasing the number of homicides in the city to 38 in what has been one of the city's bloodiest months on record. Officers said they responded to a report of a shooting on Upmanor Road Thursday morning and found both victims, who were pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide detectives are investigating. The murders bring to 110 the number of killings in Baltimore so far this year, the Baltimore Sun reported. Baltimore has suffered a surge in gun violence and a sharp drop in arrests since the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he suffered in police custody unleashed protests and prompted closer scrutiny of police practices. Residents around the city have taken new measures in an effort to be safe. Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire. "I'm afraid to go outside," said Perrine, 47. "It's so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside. People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, on the top of the block. These days? They're nowhere." Perrine's brother is one of those killed this month. Gray's death sparked protests against the police and some rioting, and led to the indictment of six officers. Now West Baltimore residents worry they've been abandoned by the officers they once accused of harassing them. In recent weeks, some neighborhoods have become like the Wild West without a lawman around, residents said. "Before it was over-policing. Now there's no police," said Donnail "Dreads" Lee, 34, who lives in the Gilmor Homes, the public housing complex where Gray, 25, was arrested. "I haven't seen the police since the riots," Lee said. "People feel as though they can do things and get away with it. I see people walking with guns almost every single day, because they know the police aren't pulling them up like they used to." Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said last week his officers "are not holding back" from policing tough neighborhoods, but they are encountering dangerous hostility in the Western District. "Our officers tell me that when officers pull up, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them at any time," Batts said. At a City Council meeting Wednesday, Batts said officers have expressed concern they could be arrested for making mistakes. "What is happening, there is a lot of levels of confusion in the police organization. There are people who have pain, there are people who are hurt, there are people who are frustrated, there are people who are angry," Batts said. "There are people, and they've said this to me, 'If I get out of my car and make a stop for a reasonable suspicion that leads to probable cause but I make a mistake on it, will I be arrested?' They pull up to a scene and another officer has done something that they don't know, it may be illegal, will they be arrested for it? Those are things they are asking." Protesters said Gray's death is emblematic of a pattern of police violence and brutality against impoverished African-Americans in Baltimore. In October, Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake invited the U.S. Justice Department to participate in a collaborative review of the police department's policies. The fallout from Gray's death prompted the mayor to ask U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for a full-fledged probe into whether the department employs discriminatory policing, excessive force and unconstitutional searches and arrests. Baltimore was seeing a slight rise in homicides this year even before Gray's death April 19. But the 36 homicides so far in May is a major spike, after 22 in April, 15 in March, 13 in February and 23 in January. Ten of May's homicides happened in the Western District, which has had as many homicides in the first five months of this year as it did all of last year. Non-fatal shootings are spiking as well. So far in May there have been 91 — 58 of them in the Western District. And the arrest rate has plummeted. The statistics showed that even before Gray's death, police were making between 25 and 28 percent fewer arrests each month than they made in the same month last year. But in May arrests declined far more sharply. So far this month, arrests are down roughly 56 percent. Police booked just 1,045 people in the first 19 days of May, an average of 55 a day. In the same time period last year, police arrested 2,396 people, an average of 126 a day. In fact, police did not make any arrests in the triple digits between April 22 and May 19, except on two occasions. On April 27, when protests gave way to rioting, police arrested 246 people. On May 2, the last day of a city-wide curfew, police booked 140 people. At a news conference Wednesday, Rawlings-Blake said there were "a lot of reasons why we're having a surge in violence." "Other cities that have experienced police officers accused or indicted of crimes, there's a lot of distrust and a community breakdown," Rawlings-Blake said. "The result is routinely increased violence." Rawlings-Blake said her office is "examining" the relationship between the homicide spike and the dwindling arrest rate. "It's clear that the relationship between the commissioner and the rank-and-file is strained," she said. "He's working very hard to repair that relationship." Emergency response specialist Michael Greenberger cautions against blaming the police for the violence. The founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, he said it's more likely a response to Gray's death and the rioting. "We went through a period of such intense anger that the murder rate got out of control. I think it's been really hard for the police to keep on top of that," he said. Lee disagrees. He says rival gang members are taking advantage of the police reticence to settle scores. "There was a shooting down the street, and the man was standing in the middle of the street with a gun, just shooting," Lee added. "Usually, you can't walk up and down the street drinking or smoking weed. Now, people are everywhere smoking weed, and police just ride by, look at you, and keep going. There used to be police on every corner. I don't think they'll be back this summer." Batts acknowledged that "the service we're giving is off-target with the community as a whole" and he promised to pay special attention to the Western District. Veronica Edmonds, a 26-year-old mother of seven in the Gilmor Homes, said she wishes the police would return and focus on violent crime rather than minor drug offenses. "If they focused more on criminals and left the petty stuff alone, the community would have more respect for police officers," she said.