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VIDEO: Ninja Arsonists Sought

Via The Associated Press: Police say two people dressed as ninjas broke into a New Jersey apartment building and set several fires.   Newark police officials say the unidentified man and woman broke in through a second-floor apartment. WNBC-TV reports that there is video showing the two exiting through a side entrance and running off

VIDEO: Never Their Fault

Via Raw Story: The first female Latina Republican in the New Jersey Assembly was captured by police-body cam footage going on a profanity-laced rant during a DWI arrest in April.   The body-cam footage GOP Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg was obtained by The Trentonian through a public records request and documents a combative exchange.   Police

Union Files Suit Over Life-Saving Drug

Via the Stamford Advocate: The city’s police union has filed a labor complaint because officers are now required to carry a life-saving drug that’s not included in their contract.   Members of the Stamford Police Department began carrying Narcan in July after the city experienced a spike in overdoses, including three in one day over

Cash for Peace?

Via Fox News: The Sacramento City Council is taking action to reduce gang-related bloodshed in the area by implementing a controversial program called “Advance Peace.”   Officials say they will be offering cash stipends to gang members who stay out of trouble in hopes that a monetary incentive will help reduce violent crime.   The

Sessions Kills LE Grant

If you’re a regular reader of American Police Beat, you know that the dream of small government is now a reality. The easiest way to tell is by looking at the size of the grants that the DOJ is using to try (in vain) to get local law enforcement to do the federal government’s job

VIDEO: Cop’s Actions Questioned

Via Raw Story: A detective at the King County Sheriff’s Department in Washington state has been placed on administrative leave after a video showed him immediately pulling a gun on a motorcyclist during a routine traffic stop.   Local news station KING 5 reports that motorcyclist Alex Randall recorded a video of a King County

Desperate for DOJ Oversight

Via the Chicago Tribune: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday sued the city of Chicago, contending Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s reforms are not sufficient to prevent the Chicago Police Department from continuing a pattern of deadly and excessive force that disproportionately hurts African-Americans and Latinos.   Despite the sharp criticism in the lawsuit, Madigan and

Hands-off Approach

Via The New York Times: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As demonstrators clashed near a downtown park here two weeks ago, a white nationalist protester in a bulletproof vest turned, pointed a pistol toward the crowd and fired a single shot at the ground, in the direction of a black man wielding an improvised torch.   To

Judge Survives Gunfight

Via The Intelligencer: STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese and city resident Nathaniel Richmond exchanged gunfire on the streets of downtown Steubenville early this morning in a incident that left the judge in surgery and Richmond dead.   Jefferson County officials this afternoon named Richmond as the man who allegedly attempted to