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Canine gets head stuck in wall…

LOS ANGELES — California animal rescue officers were called in after an eight-month old German Shepherd dog mysteriously got his head stuck in a wall this week. Stricken pooch Rebel was found whimpering with his head sticking out one side of the 18-inch thick wall in Desert Hot Springs, east…

Seattle cop killed partially deaf man over closed knife, attorney insists

Recently released footage from a police cruiser’s dashboard camera shows the events leading up to the fatal shooting of a partially deaf man by a Seattle police officer. John T. Williams, a Native American wood carver who was partially deaf, was killed on August 30th after walking past Officer Ian…

US seeking to expand raids into Pakistan: report

Top US military commanders in Afghanistan are seeking to expand ground raids by Special Operations Forces across the lawless border in Pakistan’s tribal areas, The New York Times reported Monday. Amid growing US frustration with Pakistan’s lackluster efforts at removing militants from strongholds there, the officials are proposing to escalate…

BART shooter given two-year prison sentence

A judge has sentenced a white former transit officer to two years in prison in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on a California train platform. The sentence by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry was significantly less than the possible 14-year maximum term for Johannes Mehserle.…

Whoa: GOP State Senate candidate calls Hitler ‘strong leader’

A Republican state Senate candidate in Wisconsin called Adolf Hitler a “strong leader” in a tweet, and the action is garnering criticism from Democrats. Reports AP: Dane Deutsch of Rice Lake posted a message on his campaign Twitter account in March that read, “Hitler and Lincoln were both strong leaders.…

No discipline for NOLA cop in 15 shooting incidents, 50 complaints

This article was co-published with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The disciplinary file on the New Orleans Police Department’s Dwayne Scheuermann is inches thick — as thick as any on the police force. The lieutenant has weathered more than 50 separate complaints, ranging from accusations of brutality, to rape, to improper…

Husband of outed CIA agent calls Dick Cheney ‘traitor’

The husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame has a name for former Vice President Dick Cheney: “traitor.” Plame, a former CIA officer, was outed by administration officials amidst her husband’s criticism of the evidence in the lead up to the US invasion of Iraq. Cheney’s then-chief of staff, “Scooter”…

Soldier says ordered to delete Fort Hood video

Soldier testifies that officer ordered him to delete video shot during Fort Hood rampage A soldier who recorded the terror of last year’s deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday. Under cross examination,…

WWII vet’s neck breaking defended: 84-year-olds ‘can kill’ cops, too

A 84-year-old veteran is recovering from surgery to repair damaged vertebrae after an Orlando police officer reportedly flipped him onto his face and broke his neck. On Saturday, “Police say Daniel J. Daley, 84, of Orlando was transported to Florida Hospital Orlando after he ‘struck’ an officer and the officer…

Dallas officer fired after beating captured on dashcam video

Dallas police file charges against 3 officers and fire 1 after dashboard cams record beating Three Dallas police officers, including one who was fired, will face criminal charges for their alleged roles in the beating of a suspect, which was caught on video by dashboard cameras, the police chief said…

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