Houston Officer Struck and Killed by (Illegal Alien)Drunk Driver

The driver who has been identified as 26-year old Johoan Rodriguez is in this country illegally At 0315 hours on Sunday, May 29, 2011, Houston Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he investigated a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist. According to ODMP, Officer Will was interviewing a witness to the motorcycle accident when the drunk driver drove around barriers and emergency vehicles that were blocking the closed freeway. The driver, who has been identified as 26-year old Johoan Rodriguez and is in this country illegally, was taken into custody at the scene and now faces charges ...Read more [.....]

My Old Hood as Featured on MSNBC TV

I do not miss this area one bit. Sad that I grew up there!

Court Sides With Cops in Warrantless Search

Case concerned exceptions to 4th Amendment requirement that police need a warrant to enter a home By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police burst into his apartment without a search warrant because they smelled marijuana and feared he was trying to get rid of incriminating evidence. Voting 8-1, the justices reversed a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that threw out the evidence gathered when officers entered Hollis King's apartment. The court said there was no violation of King's constitutional rights because the police acted ...Read more [.....]

Dog attacks Police Officer Taser Full News Report

Officer is forced to tase a dog after it attacks his partner.

Third Circuit Says Accommodation May Include Shift Change That Assists with Commute to Work

In an unusual case of first impression, the 3d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that under certain circumstances, the ADA may obligate an employer to accommodate an employee’s disability-related difficulties in getting to work.  In that case, the Court reversed summary judgment in favor of an employer and held that changing a part-time employee’s schedule to day shift – because her monocular vision made it dangerous for her to drive at night – could be a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.  Colwell v. Rite Aid Corporation, 3d Circ., No. 08-4675, April 8, 2010. In April 2005, ...Read more [.....]

Convicted Cop Killer Wins New Sentencing Hearing in Philadelphia

The case of convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has drawn international attention, including this demonstration in France. Philadelphia (CNN) -- A former Black Panther convicted nearly 30 years ago of gunning down a Philadelphia police officer was granted a new sentencing hearing Tuesday by a federal appeals court, sparking a threat by the prosecutor to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. In its 32-page decision, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals accepted defense arguments that the jury instructions at Mumia Abu-Jamal's original 1982 murder trial were unclear. The court's decision does not grant Abu-Jamal a new trial ...Read more [.....]

Police Shootout with Insane Teenagers