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Cop’s Perfect Tackle

Cop’s Perfect Tackle

Via NBC Los Angeles: An officer channeled his inner NFL linebacker to stop a man who was using a baseball bat to strike the windows of a Southern California police department.   Security cameras captured the man repeatedly striking the front windows of the West Covina police station Monday. The man walked to the building’s

VIDEO: $10 Coffee?

Depending on where you live, it can be difficult to get a good cup of coffee. In the old days, things were simple. You’d walk into a coffee shop or a Dunkin’ Donuts-type joint and say, “lemme get a small coffee, a little milk and two sugars.” It would cost you maybe a buck, tops.

Cops and Homework

Via CBS News: When Molly Draper found out her 10-year-old daughter, Lena, messaged the local police department on Facebook requesting help with her math homework, she couldn’t believe it.   Not only that: they actually responded.   Lena sent a message to the Marion, Ohio, Police Department’s Facebook page last week, explaining that she was

Facebook Suspensions Increasing

Via Raw Story: A deputy sheriff in Kentucky has been suspended after he posted a Facebook message that gloated about a “Muslim holler monkey” getting “evicted” at around the same time as President Donald Trump’s inauguration.   Local news station WSAZ reports that a Boyd County deputy sheriff came under fire last month for posting

VIDEO: You People Suck!

Here’s the thing about advertisements on television (or cell phones, or tablets, or whatever): When they’re good, they’re great, and when they stink, they get really annoying. One of the most annoying ads in the history of advertising is a campaign for the Chevy Cruise, featuring “real people.” That’s pretty slick because actors are indeed “real

Hot On Twitter

There are some agencies that use social media very well, indeed. These would be agencies like the Bangor, Maine, Police Department and the Lawrence, Kansas, PD. So, what’s their secret? How do some agencies manage to use social media so well, while it works out so disastrously elsewhere? Turns out it’s pretty simple. The popular

Best 911 Call Ever!

Via USA Today: A woman called police in Australia on Sunday to complain about an “outrageous” price hike on marijuana in her community.   The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services said in a Facebook post it was one of the most “unusual” calls authorities have received.     According to police, the woman

VIDEO: Which One’s Seamus?

Let’s be honest. Most of the time, protests, at least from a working cop’s perspective, are a huge pain in the ass. Cops are frequently subjected to verbal abuse and stand an excellent chance of being injured as they try and protect the protestors, the counter-protestors, and public and private properties. But the marches in

Drunk and Stupid

Via Yahoo! News: At least he was honest.   The 25-year old East Boston man who pulled the fire alarm at the Pittsburgh Steelers team hotel early Sunday morning, forcing the team and other guests to evacuate, allegedly told Massachusetts State Police, “I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan” when he was apprehended.  

Lawsuit Shocker

Via FOX News: Lawyers for a Dallas police officer filed a federal civil suit late Tuesday against Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly providing “material support” to the Palestinian militant group Hamas and purportedly helping radicalize Micah Johnson, the Army veteran who killed five police officers and wounded nine others in an ambush last July.