Houston we have a problem, this is an SOS, and our last communique in this form. We need to start asking the right questions..
If Chris Dorner showed us anything this month, it’s what not to do when you feel backed into a corner. Instead of taking a stand for rights he felt long denied, like MLK did earlier this century, Chris chose to kill. If we’ve learned anything this century from the back to back crusades against civil and human injustices it’s that peace accomplishes more than violence. Gandhi proved this by freeing India from British occupation without striking…
*Brian Bentley, 49, doesn’t agree with what Christopher Dorner — the ex-cop at center of a massive manhunt for the killings of three people—has done, but he certainly understands it.
As a former LAPD officer, Bentley, who is now an author, says that a Dorner-like situation was just a matter of time.
“It took longer than I thought it would for something like this to happen.”
In fact, Bentley says that when he was a police officer, there were frequent positings of “look out” bulletins on the walls at police stations featuring officers who’d been terminated and who were believed…
What lead to Christopher Dorners actions this past week, is the open discussion we’ll begin tonight at 9pm EST via twitter hashtag #CopChat. We want to hear from you, your opinions, thoughts and input, whether you are an active or retired officer, civilian or member of the armed forces.
Chris left a lengthy manifesto (below) in his wake describing problems beginning with childhood bullying and racism, to internal corruption within his department and on to what he perceived as an almost continuing cycle of bulling and racism that ultimately lead to what he describes as a completely unfair firing from…
Project Safety Net
Hurricane Sandy hit hard and fast and the response has been extraordinary. From FEMA to Grassroots Organizations, down to individual residents themselves. Everyone is helping out, with recovery efforts, but even with this overwhelming response, there was a lack of information sharing during the storm and people were left in the dark.
Danny, the civilian founder of the Occupy group ‘Occupy Police’ @OccupyPolice on twitter (which worked on calming tension between police and protesters during the height of the occupy protests) started a twitter account named @HC_Sandy (Now @SandyVolunteer) to keep people updated by the minute before…
6am 11/6 UPDATED NYC & NJ VOLUNTEER OPS LIST / Donate: https://www.wepay.com/donations/the-safety-net-initiative Follow: @SandyVolunteer on Twitter
November 6th 6:00am Update
Long Island/Long Beach
1) Long Beach: Call 516-301-0932 – to volunteer, please let us know your specialties. We are accepting donations at the Ice Arena. Food & water donations are also being accepted at East & West Schools and Waldbaum’s Plaza.
2) Long Beach Rec Center could use more volunteers to help unpack/sort clothing and distribute donated items! . . . There are hundreds of bags generously donated that need to be unpacked and sorted. They still need warm…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: September 18, 2012
Contact: Brian Austin, MPPOA (608) 347-2773
David McClurg, Vice President, MPPOA (608) 577-2074
Police Unions’ Statement Regarding Recent Enforcement Action at the Capitol
The Madison Professional Police Officers Association and Dane County Deputy Sheriffs Association today release the following joint statement:
In February of 2011, tens of thousands of Wisconsinites travelled to our state Capitol in order to have their voices heard. It was truly a remarkable time in Wisconsin’s history, where people from all sides of a political issue came together in one place to peacefully demonstrate.…
Via David A. (Batman) Batan USMC and Occupy Marine – Present Sunday #S17 for the OWS 1 year anniversary
Eleven years ago, this past September 11th, I was on the 42nd floor of Tower 2. I did tempt work as an “office bitch” for some insurance companyâ€”I only started a few months earlier.
I was there early that fateful morning when the first plane crashed on Tower 1. Not knowing what really had happened at that time to the opposite building, my co-workers and I felt its impact Tower 2. No official evacuation warning was announced, but I stood…
Join Us 8/28/2012-9/15/2012
ropping the shield and bridging the gap – Occupy Police will be branching out and switching our focus heavily toward opening up lines of communication between police and their communities using a centralized international social networking website that will make use of various social media outlets, daily group chats/conversations by locality, forums and (hopefully) actual community events. This website will be built by various techs over the next 4-6 months. Danny, the civilian OP Founder and the officers that make up OP are heavily behind this shift, we hope to lay the groundwork for a more community…
Please read a heavily bias and pretty offensive truth I’ve written out for you followed by a very serious question, here goes -
Anywhere: The Curious Tale of Mr and Ms Snotty, the Little Sidewalk Chalker, her Father, the Police, City Council and the Public
One day, a little girl is out sidewalk chalking when a snotty neighbor decided he doesn’t like it, and like all snotty people, they deflect to the police, all of their non-emergency issues – Here’s how it goes
Scenario 1 | the caller gets told by 911 to “get a life” then 911…