EyeArmor // Sunglasses & Accessories
Posts of category  "Story"

0

Abrazen fugitive is taunting police as they continue a manhunt for him by changing his Facebook profile to depict himself as Where’s Wally and declaring he is a “hide and seek champion”.

Police brought in a helicopter and sniffer dogs as they scoured the market town of Leyburn, North Yorks, throughout the weekend in a search for JJ McMenamin.

But the 30-year-old, who describes himself as a jockey, told his Facebook friends he was close enough to watch the search take place on Saturday afternoon.

Around a dozen police officers were called in to search on foot after it is understood McMenamin breached his bail conditions by failing to attend court.

McMenamin breached his bail conditions by failing to attend court
McMenamin breached his bail conditions by failing to attend court

On the Where’s Wally image, Wally’s face was replaced with a picture of the wanted man’s own head and the image was accompanied with the words “Dude… I’m right here.”

In one post he said: “Buddy if they really new how close they are too me, not a scooby do where I am. Even got sniffer dogs out and I’m still sat giggling” [sic].

In another post, the wanted man said he had watched one officer “pull out a wedgie” after struggling over garden fences.

“I nearly felt sorry for him and was gunna go back give him a hand over but he had a taser – f–k that [sic],” he added.

McMenamin later posted a photo which appeared to show him relaxing in a hot tub and another holding a cocktail. In another message he claimed he had escaped to Leeds.

Around a dozen police officers were called in to search on foot 
Around a dozen police officers were called in to search on foot 

Police spent several hours searching Leyburn town centre and a nearby auction mart and housing estate for him. A police helicopter hovered over the town for about an hour.

An appeal was put out on Twitter for information to find the man, described as 6ft, slim, with mousy hair and wearing joggers.

Police have confirmed it is McMenamin they are looking for and a spokesman said: “He is still at large and we are continuing to search for him.”

Read more…

0

An entire police force in a central Indiana town resigned this week after citing a number of troublesome alleged dealings with town officials.

Former Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison, healing 43, told The Huffington Post that the resignations he and his four reserve officers handed in on Monday were prompted by the beleaguered town council, which he says has been responsible for repeated bad decisions and “sketchy and immoral things.”

“We’re talking about things that are completely unethical,” Thomison said. “They would request we perform unnecessary criminal background checks and turn over confidential information about individuals.”

In a statement to HuffPost, the town of Bunker Hill acknowledged disagreements with the police department but denied any wrongdoing.

“The council absolutely denies that it has ever asked Mr. Thomison or any of the reserve deputies to be involved in any illegal, unethical or immoral actions,” its statement read.

FACEBOOK
Former Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison.

The mass departure of the police force comes less than a month after two other officers submitted letters of resignation. The move has left the town of roughly 1,000 residents, 60 miles north of Indianapolis, without local police services.

Thomison, a four-year veteran of the town’s police force, claims council members are “affiliated with convicted criminals” and use their positions for “their own personal agendas.”

“You have a council member who’s been arrested for theft and intimidation; a council member whose spouse was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars when she was trustee; and you have a council member whose parents have prior drug arrests,” he told HuffPost in a phone conversation. “They hold illegal closed-door meetings and fail to inform the public of proposed changes.”

Andrea Newnum, of the Bunker Hill Clerk Treasurer’s Office, would not address Thomison’s accusations.

The town council had “no further comment at this time,” she told HuffPost.

According to the Kokomo Tribune, former Bunker Hill Councilman Robert Cox raised similar issues when he filed a lawsuit against the current town council in August. The lawsuit alleges that members held an illegal meeting in July and changed an existing ordnance so that only one police officer would be permitted to be on duty at a time.

The lawsuit alleges that the public was not given notice of the meeting and that the council routinely violates the state’s open door laws.

In an email to the Tribune, Cox wrote: “The town council has started to dismantle our local police department by limiting patrol areas and cutting the force staffing hours. This is a huge threat to officer safety.”

Prior to filing the lawsuit, Cox, while still in office, butted heads with the clerk-treasurer when she said the town was too broke to pay $247 for ammunition that the town’s police department needed to complete its annual certification tests. Without the certification, none of the officers would legally be allowed to carry firearms.

“If this town can’t pay $247 to keep officers on the street, we might as well close up shop now, because we’re done,” Cox said at a council meeting, according to the Indiana Economic Digest. “There’s no functioning any longer if we can’t afford a $247 bill.”

INDIANA STATE POLICE
Carenna Byers, a former clerk for the Bunker Hill Town Court, was served with an arrest warrant alleging 22 felony charges.

Several months after that meeting, former Bunker Hill Clerk-Treasurer Sara Betzner was reportedly ordered to reimburse the town for $24,600 after a state audit found she had been mismanaging the town’s finances and had failed to specify why she withdrew $5,600 from the town’s bank accounts. Three town employees were also ordered to reimburse the town for $1,800 that Betzner had overpaid them.

The audit that led to Betzner’s downfall also revealed missing funds in accounts controlled by the Bunker Hill Town Clerk’s Office. After a state police investigation, Carenna Byers, the former clerk for the Bunker Hill Town Court, was reportedly accused of stealing over $14,000 in traffic ticket money. The disposition of Byers’ case remains unclear.

Money woes apparently persist in the town, as Thomison, who was the only paid officer on the force, told HuffPost that the council had recently violated his three-year contract when they reduced him to 33 hours a week after he was diagnosed with cancer.

“They said my insurance was costing them $1,700 a month and they could no longer afford to pay it,” he said. “I told them I’d already met my deductible and I said, ‘Can I pay the insurance cost to the town so I can keep it?’ They said, ‘No.’ Here I was, offering to work for free, just to pay for the insurance for myself, my wife and our three kids.”

The former marshal said it felt like they had poured salt in the wound when, at that same meeting, the board agreed to spend $14,000 on a new lawn mower.

“They wouldn’t do anything to work with me, yet they replaced a mower that was in working order and didn’t even need replaced,” Thomison said.

FACEBOOK
Former Bunker Hill Chief Deputy Troy Gornto.

Troy Gornto, the former chief deputy who was among those who resigned Monday, described other issues with the board, including its alleged refusal to use funds secured by the police department to replace shoddy and outdated body armor.

“That was a huge safety issue,” Gornto told HuffPost. “We had money set aside for that, and they refused to replace the body armor.”

Gornto also claims the board refused to address concerns about the security of sensitive files and police evidence.

“The police department is far from secure,” he said. “The front windows are Plexiglas. It would take very minimal effort for anyone to push them in and get inside. That’s a huge security issue, and they are not at all concerned about it.”

Gornto said he is dumbfounded by the council members’ treatment of the police force, since the force has cost the town very little money.

“Only one officer was paid, and the reserves didn’t cost them any money besides uniforms and some supplies,” he said. “We had to supply our own weapons and duty belts. Just my duty belt and the equipment on it cost me $2,000.”

Gornto’s father, Bill, resigned from his position as building commissioner on Monday, citing a number of issues with the council.

“It is impossible to work with people that don’t understand how politics and government work,” Bill Gornto, 82, told HuffPost. “They’ve gone through numerous attorneys in recent years because the attorney will say, ‘You can’t do this, because this is what the law says,’ and they’ll do it anyway. So, the lawyers just quit and leave.”

The town’s current attorney, Brandon Rush, did not respond to a request for comment.

Bill Gornto said one of his duties as building commissioner was to ensure that unsafe buildings in the community were torn down. He claims he was unable to perform this duty after the board allegedly misappropriated half the funds dedicated to it.

“We had money in the State of Indiana Unsafe Building Fund for bad buildings,” he said. “It’s a non-diverting fund. In January, I went in to see what the balance was, and it was zero.”

“I asked them where the $10,000 went that was there at the end of December, and they said they took it,” he went on. “I told them they couldn’t do that and they had to put it back. They only ended up putting half of it back. Who knows where the rest went.”

A six-year employee of the town, Bill Gornto said he has been vocal at meetings but that many of his comments cannot be found in records of the discussions.

“During a recent meeting, they decided the police department was no longer allowed to go out of the town’s corporate limits,” he said ? in other words, the area where police would be allowed to patrol was reduced. “I presented them with a few scenarios which might make that necessary, and they agreed with me. However, when I got a copy of the minutes, none of that was there. When I asked why, they said it was too much to write down and they only put down what they find important.”

“And, just to show how idiotic their decisions are, I asked at the next meeting why members of the police department were there,” he went on. “They asked me what I meant, and I said, ‘Well, you said they’re not allowed out of the corporate limits, and yet this building we’re sitting in right now is not in the corporate limits.’ They didn’t even know that. That didn’t make it into the minutes, either.”

Bill Gornto also said he believes council members were intentionally trying to dismantle the police force so they could rebuild it with officers of their choosing.

“Last month, one member of the council filed two written complaints against two officers,” he said. “One was because an officer had stopped him to ask him to turn his lights on and, when he did so, approached the vehicle with his hand on his pistol. The other complaint was against an officer who, nine months prior, pulled over his wife. He said that officer approached her in an ‘aggressive manner.’ He wanted the first officer suspended a week, and the marshal suspended a month without pay, and the second fired ? all for doing what they’re trained to do.”

In its statement to HuffPost, the town of Bunker Hill said it “has never been the goal to dismantle or otherwise endanger the town police department or officers.”

FACEBOOK
The town of Bunker Hill is currently without a police force.

It remains unclear how soon the town will replace its officers, or how many it will hire. The town council said little when it received the mass resignations on Monday, according to the Pharos-Tribune.

“We’re a little blindsided by everyone resigning, but it is what it is,” Council President Brock Speer said.

Tim Miller, sheriff of Miami County, has agreed to temporarily patrol the area.

“It’s an unfortunate situation that the town finds itself in,” Miller told the Pharos-Tribune. “But we’re going to take care of citizens’ needs in the interim. We will ensure they will have law enforcement present for the needs of the town.”

Read more…

0

Four-year-old twins Saniyah and Aniyah Hicks were all smiles as they buzzed around Target Thursday night. Fans of the Disney movie “Frozen,” the girls were thrilled with anything involving Elsa as well as the section of baby dolls and accessories.

“Look at this,” Aniyah said to her sister. “Can we get this?”

And they did.

Christmas came early for the Naperville twins, who were among about 40 area children taking part in Naperville Police Department’s annual Cops with Kids shopping event.

“We love doing this,” said Mike Caruso, president of Naperville’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42, which sponsors the event and pays for the gifts. “This is a chance for us to give back to the community, and it is very rewarding to meet the kids and their families.”

Detective Jason Zborzek, coordinator for Cops with Kids, agreed, saying the event is something the officers look forward to each year.

“We had so many officers want to be part of this event and it really turned out to be a great one,” Zborzek said.

Dozens of officers, most of them in uniform, greeted families as they arrived at the Naperville store on Route 59. There was lots of laughter and plenty of high fives before the shopping began.

Cops with Kids event

0

Donald Trump’s promise to restore law and order to America’s cities was one of the most powerful themes of his presidential campaign. His capacity to deliver will depend on changing destructive presidential rhetoric about law enforcement and replacing the federal policies that flowed from that rhetoric.

The rising violence in many urban areas is driven by what candidate Trump called a “false narrative” about policing. This narrative holds that law enforcement is pervaded by racism, sales and that we are experiencing an epidemic of racially biased police shootings of black men.

Multiple studies have shown that those claims are untrue. If there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites. Yet President Obama has repeatedly accused the police and criminal-justice system of discrimination, lethal and otherwise. During the memorial service for five Dallas police officers gunned down in July by an assassin who reportedly was inspired by Black Lives Matter, Mr. Obama announced that black parents were right to “fear that something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door”—that the child will be fatally shot by a cop.

The consequences of such presidential rhetoric are enormous, especially when amplified by the media. Officers working in high-crime areas now encounter a dangerous level of hatred and violent resistance. Gun murders of officers are up 68% this year compared with the same period last year.

Police have cut way back on pedestrian stops and public-order enforcement in minority neighborhoods, having been told repeatedly that such discretionary activities are racially oppressive. The result in 2015 was the largest national homicide increase in nearly 50 years. That shooting spree has continued this year, ruthlessly mowing down children and senior citizens in many cities, along with the usual toll of young black men who are the primary targets of gun crime.

To begin to reverse these trends, President Trump must declare that the executive branch’s ideological war on cops is over. The most fundamental necessity of any society is adherence to the rule of law, he should say. Moreover, there is no government agency today more dedicated to the proposition that black lives matter than the police.

The nationwide policing revolution that originated in New York City in 1994—based on proactive enforcement—saved thousands of minority lives over 20 years, and provided urban residents with newfound freedom. While police agencies and their local overseers must remain vigilant against officer abuses, the federal government will no longer deem cops racist for responding to community demands for public order.

Mr. Obama’s Justice Department has imposed an unprecedented number of federal consent decrees on police agencies, subjecting those agencies to years of costly federal monitoring, based on a specious methodology for teasing out alleged systemic police bias. The department assumes that police activity like stops or arrests will be evenly spread across different racial and ethnic populations unless there is police racism. So if police stops are higher among blacks, say, the police, according to this reasoning, must be motivated by bias.

But this analysis ignores the large racial differences in offending and victimization rates. Policing today is data-driven: Cops go where innocent civilians are most being preyed upon—and that is in minority neighborhoods. Under a Trump administration, police activity should be evaluated against a benchmark of crime, not population ratios.

The next administration should continue the new FBI initiative to collect and publish data on all officer use of force. But such information must be accompanied by information on local crime rates, since police force will occur most frequently where cops encounter armed and resisting suspects.

The next U.S. attorney general—Mr. Trump has nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions—should articulate the standards that will guide Justice Department lawyers in opening a civil-rights investigation of a police department, a process that has been shrouded in mystery.

An October purge in New York City illustrates why it is so important to appoint a leader for the Justice Department’s civil rights division who understands the realities of crime and policing. FBI agents and federal prosecutors based in New York had been investigating whether to criminally indict a New York police officer for the 2014 death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner; the agents and lawyers had found little ground for doing so. Their reluctance to indict did not sit well with the Washington-based attorneys in Justice’s civil rights division. So U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch removed the New York team and replaced them with attorneys from the civil rights division. The Trump administration should closely review whatever charges result.

Crime-fighting is overwhelmingly a local matter. During Bill Clinton’s presidency, however, U.S. attorneys and federal agents worked successfully with local police forces to prosecute violent street crime under strengthened federal penalties for gun offenses and drug trafficking.

In recent years, though, attention to violent crime has slackened in many federal prosecutors’ offices, not coincidentally as Mr. Obama and then-Attorney General Eric Holder were criticizing federal gun- and drug-crime sentencing for contributing to the “mass incarceration” of minorities. The next Justice Department should review whether federal law-enforcement personnel in the most crime-plagued cities such as Chicago should refocus on fighting gun violence.

The current Justice Department has ordered more than 28,000 federal law-enforcement officers and prosecutors into “implicit bias” training—a form of sensitivity re-education aimed at teaching police how to combat their own alleged subliminal bias. The new attorney general should cancel this initiative and lift the pressure on local police departments to put their own officers through this wasteful exercise.

In October, the Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommended that police agencies lower their hiring standards—including requirements that applicants have a clean criminal record—to achieve “diversity.” The thinking behind this recommendation must be repudiated. Lowered hiring standards are a recipe for corruption and tactical errors. The The Justice Department’s own research in Philadelphia suggests that minority officers are more likely than white officers to shoot unarmed black males.

Read more…

0

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the Chicago police academy Tuesday to draw renewed attention to his push to add nearly 1,000 new officers, a costly and challenging plan he has sold as a major step toward slowing the city’s runaway gun violence and improving oversight in a department plagued by scandal.

As he talked to about 100 young cadets in a meeting room on the Near West Side, the mayor told them they were among the hundreds of new officers in training, with more to come in the new year.

“This place is going to be busting at the seams, which is a good thing,” Emanuel said from a lectern adorned with a large CPD seal. “More resources, better training going into our police department, so we can provide our residents and our neighborhoods and our communities throughout the city of Chicago the type of support they need.”

The plan that Emanuel is selling, however, is at odds with his record of allowing the Police Department’s ranks to shrink by hundreds of officers during his more than five years in office.

Department rosters the Chicago Tribune obtained through an open records request show the city has lost nearly 600 officers since Emanuel took office in 2011. Those losses came in addition to hundreds of departures in the period that largely fell between former Mayor Richard M. Daley‘s announcement he wouldn’t seek re-election and Emanuel’s inauguration. Since July 2010, staffing has dropped by about 950 sworn officers.

With 11,989 sworn officers as of October, department rolls have decreased by about 5 percent during Emanuel’s administration.

0

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Reno Police continue to investigate the shooting of a 14-year-old student at Hug High School by a Washoe County School District Police officer.

Reno Police say the student was shot about 11:30AM Dec. 7, 2016, and taken to a hospital, where he is in critical condition. Police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting, but video circulating on social media shows the student wielding two large knives just before the shooting.

After a lockdown that lasted several hours, all other students were released to leave campus.

The officer is on administrative leave. Reno Police are leading the investigation. The student and officer have not been identified.

It is, in general, KOLO’s policy not to reveal the names of juveniles who are the focus of police investigations, and therefore, we are not at this point revealing the name being circulated on social media, or that of the man claiming to be his father. But that man’s Facebook page indicates the family has hired a lawyer and that the boy is recovering in a hospital and will likely pull through. He also indicates the boy may not stay in this area upon recovery. He writes his son was being bullied and took knives to school because he believed he was going to be jumped, and believed the school knew about it but wasn’t planning to do anything about it.

Attorney David Houston confirms he has been retained by the family, saying his own investigator will also be looking into the case, and that there are many facts and falsehoods to be sorted out. He has advised the family not to talk to the media.

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto confirms there was a fight earlier in the day between two students, including the 14-year-old. The 14-year-old then armed himself with two knives and began threatening other students; a police officer shot him once after the student refused to follow the officer’s commands, Soto said.

That officer then gave the wounded student first aid. No other students were injured.

Police say many rumors, many inaccurate, are circulating about what led to the shooting. They are urging people to share whatever information, pictures or video they have not on social media, but with Reno Police at 334-COPS or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

—–

STATEMENT FROM WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD:

It is our sad duty to inform you that our school family at Procter Hug High School is coping with a shooting that took place on campus today. A student is in the hospital, and a thorough investigation is underway. Reno Police detectives tell us they believe this was an isolated incident, and there is no ongoing security threat at the school.

Although investigators are still gathering information and evidence, we do know that a disturbance was reported shortly before noon which resulted in a shooting. One student was wounded in the incident and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. In the course of this incident, safety procedures that are consistently practiced District-wide were followed at both the school level and District level.

Officers with the Washoe County School District (WCSD) School Police Department responded immediately, and per the Regional Officer Protocol, contacted other law enforcement agencies for assistance with the case. These agencies include the Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI.

Procter Hug High School was immediately placed in a Code Red Lockdown, and officers began a classroom-by-classroom canvass of the school in an effort to find witnesses and any other potential victims in the case. The District reached out to families via the Connect Ed call system with information about the incident, the lockdown, and the fact that the school was secured during the investigation.

Approximately three hours after the incident, the Code Red Lockdown was lifted, and students were released from the school under controlled, safe conditions. Another Connect Ed call was sent to families with information about reunification processes, and students were sent home from school without further incident.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, classes will be held as usual at Procter Hug High School. Counselors will be available for any student or staff member who needs assistance.

The Washoe County School District is committed to cooperating fully with the ongoing police investigation into the factors that led to this incident. Our hearts go out to the students, staff, families impacted, and we stand ready to assist them in any way needed.

Read more…

0

A POLICE force has been graded as ‘good’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

HMIC found West Mercia Police uses its powers fairly, treats people with respect and has a good relationship with members of the public.

The force, which serves Worcester, was rated ‘good’ in respect of its legitimacy and leadership, while it was also rated ‘good’ in an efficiency report during November.

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: “We value the HMIC report into legitimacy as it encourages us to continue making improvements to our service, evolving our culture and how this is reflected in our engagement with the public.

“Police legitimacy is critical in the public’s eyes for the police to be effective and efficient. We need a public that trusts and has confidence in its local police service.

“The report also recognises that as a force we are good at ensuring the workforce behaves ethically and lawfully and that we report transparently to the public the outcomes of misconduct and corruption cases.

Read more…

2

Police Hunt Killer Responsible For What Is Believed To Be A Contract Killing Of Alastasia Bryan

Brooklyn, dosage NY – Law enforcement is investigating the assassination of NYC DOC Officer Alastasia Bryan as a contract killing, viagra 100mg according to news sources.

Off-duty Corrections Officer Alastasia Bryan, cialis 25, had just gotten into her car and was talking on her phone when a dark Honda pulled alongside her and opened fire into her vehicle. Bryan was hit by multiple bullets and died on scene. She did not carry a firearm, although it would have been unlikely to help due to the ambush nature of this attack.

NY Daily News reports that law enforcement recovered a security video shows the suspect’s vehicle back into a parking spot to lay in wait an hour before Corrections Officer Alastasia  Bryan came outside. Bryan was ambushed and assassinated immediately after getting into her car.

The suspect has still not been located or identified.

Law enforcement officers are probing the possibility of a Rikers Island prisoner putting out a hit on Bryan, but that seems unlikely because she was still in training.

NY Daily News spoke with Alastasia Bryan’s mother, who advised that Bryan’s ex-boyfriend had a history of domestic violence and threats to kill her. The ex-boyfriend was reportedly furious at Bryan over her request for him to return a BMW that she leased for him in his name.

Read more…

0

Sirens blared and red-and-blue lights flashed Saturday morning, healing as a stream of hundreds of police vehicles pulled into the Target on Sports Arena Boulevard. Their happy passengers: more than 330 children from disadvantaged families, who each got a $150 shopping spree.

For the 23rd year, the annual Shop With A Cop event brought unexpected joy into the lives of children who otherwise might not have much in the way of toys for Christmas.

The children were chosen by their elementary schools. The shopping spree was paid for by fundraisers held throughout the year by law enforcement agencies across the county.

They began at SeaWorld with breakfast and an animal show. At Target, store volunteers were on hand to meet them, cheering as they entered, some giving high-fives to the officers and children.

Instead of immediately running to the toys, the children walked slowly, as if overwhelmed, trying to think out their next steps.

April, 9, knew what she wanted to buy: gifts for her brother.

“He likes Minecraft,” April said.

She was escorted by San Diego police Officer Anthony Bueno, who tactfully encouraged her to buy presents for herself.

They walked to the toy department in the back of the store, where most of the others were converging. April found a Pokemon set, a favorite of her brother’s.

Victor, also 9, had mostly practical priorities in mind.

“I want to get some pants, a sweater, shirt, toys and some shoes,” Victor said. He was accompanied by Crystal Yoder, a sheriff’s deputy.

“It’s just a great opportunity,” Yoder said. “I’m new to the department and if I get an opportunity to do something like this, I’m going to do it.”

Shortly before the motorcade arrived at the store, San Diego Officer Tim McCarthy helped direct traffic and make sure bystanders didn’t get in the way of the procession.

While all the children get the $150 gift card, some of the officers contribute more out of pocket, McCarthy said.

The Sports Arena Target is the regular host store, in part because it’s close to SeaWorld and also because the store employees enjoy it, he said.

Inside, Target’s Anthony Bucher prepared along with employee volunteers for the flood of young shoppers.

Read more…

677381 05/27/2010 The Guards Missile Cruiser "Moskva" arriving at a Pacific Fleet's harbor. Vitaliy Ankov/Sputnik

677381 05/27/2010 The Guards Missile Cruiser “Moskva” arriving at a Pacific Fleet’s harbor. Vitaliy Ankov/Sputnik

Russia has deployed a missile cruiser near Latakia and is ready to take down any aerial targets threatening its airbase near the Syrian city, with long-range surface-to-air missiles.

The move was announced on Tuesday after Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber conducting an anti-terrorist mission in Syria. Ankara claims it engaged the warplane over a violation of Turkey’s airspace, but Moscow denies any violation and accused Turkey of aiding terrorists in Syria.

Read More…

Page 1 of 21 2