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Torsos, Lies, and Submarines

Torsos, Lies, and Submarines

Via the New York Post: Danish police confirmed early Wednesday that the headless torso found floating in the waters off Copenhagen belonged to the journalist who went missing from a homemade submarine earlier this month.   Investigators found a “DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall,” Copenhagen police said, according to a BBC report.

Seattle PD Trolls Alex Jones

Via Law Newz: The Seattle Police Department had a little fun at Alex Jones’ expense recently.   While the hobby is nothing new–even in Seattle–it may mark the first time a police department has taken time off from defending property and privilege to troll the popular conspiracy theorist who is largely known for claiming the

Joe Wants Pardon

Via Politico: Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty in late July of contempt of court after failing to stop racial profiling practices, said he would accept a pardon from President Donald Trump.   “Whatever the president wants me to do, I would support him,” Arpaio said to his state’s largest paper, The

Academy Shut Down

Via HOUSTON — The training contract under which the Lone Star College System has operated a law enforcement academy has been suspended effective immediately, the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement said Wednesday.   TCOLE said it conducted an investigation into the college’s academy operations after a complaint was filed by a cadet. During its

Feds Screw Cops Over Student Loans

The current administration has promised to be a “great cheerleader” for police. But it looks like aside from pom-poms and jokey speeches, that’s all the support local law enforcement will be getting. Via MarketWatch: Public servants who’ve been told they’re eligible for a federal student loan forgiveness program have no guarantee that their debt will

Where Heroes Play

The 2017 World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) kicks off in 5 days. This year’s games will be held in Los Angeles from August 7-16. The biennial event attracts active and retired fire service and law enforcement people from around the world. Originally founded in 1985 by the non-profit organization World Police & Fire Games

Help For Survivors

Via the New York Daily News: The families of slain cops, firefighters and medics would get up to $1,000-a-month over 10 years for rent or mortgage payments, under a new bill proposed by a Queens senator.   State Sen. Jose Peralta (pictured above) said Wednesday he was inspired to propose the measure after the murder

Not Human Trafficking?

Via Raw Story: A North Carolina church that is already under investigation for kidnapping a gay man and attempting to beat his homosexuality out of him is once again in the spotlight after it was revealed that church members have been importing worshipers from Brazil and turning them into slaves.   According to the Associated

Lock Him Up!

Via The Associated Press: MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man who left his dog to die in a hot car three years ago has been arrested after another dog died the same way this week, police said Thursday.   David Beveridge, 79, told police in Middletown that he meant to take the Labradoodle named Jennie

Call Cops First

Via the Los Angeles Times: Here’s a scenario to ponder on a sweltering summer day: You’re walking down the street when you notice a distressed dog trapped in a locked car. What do you do?   A California law that went into effect in January says that if you’re concerned for a vehicle-bound animal’s safety