January 22, 2021

The Other Drone Question: Is Obama Building A Federal Police Force?

Less than two weeks ago, Sen. Rand Paul’s demanded to know whether the president believed he had a right to kill an American citizen on American soil with a drone, finally getting an answer that had to be dragged out Attorney General Eric Holder.  An equally important, but still unasked question is whether the president […]

Moscow police detain 55 protesters near Red Square

Russian police officers detain a protester during an unsanctioned opposition rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 1, 2012. Police in Moscow have detained about 30 anti-Kremlin protesters outside the gates to Red Square. Opposition activists called for supporters to walk around Red Square on Sunday wearing the white ribbons that have become a symbol of […]

Standoff Over in Toulouse: Jihadist Jumps to his Death During Police Raid

Via Reuters: A 23-year-old gunman suspected of killing seven people in southwestern France in the name of al-Qaida, jumped from a window to his death in a hail of bullets after police stormed his apartment on Thursday. “At the moment when a video probe was sent into the bathroom, the killer came out of the […]

Police: Chicago had no shootings in 24-hour period

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago saw something this week it hasn’t seen in nearly a year: An entire 24-hour period where there was not a single shooting or murder. Police say the period of quiet happened Wednesday. In recent months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy have been touting a decision to put hundreds […]

A Different Obama Thinks the Police Acted Stupidly?

Via Boston Herald: A lawyer for President Barack Obama’s uncle, an illegal immigrant who is charged with drunken driving, says he will ask prosecutors to turn over the driving record of the police officer who stopped him. Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, was charged with drunken driving in Framingham in […]

Our Growing Police State

Last week, the FBI released its preliminary crime statistics for the first half of 2011, and across the nation violent crimes dropped 6.7% while property crimes dropped 3.7%. This continues a downward trend that dates back to the 1970’s. Many of the violent crimes reported this year have been sensational.  Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Federal […]

Egyptian Police Raid Offices of US-Backed Democracy-Promotion Groups

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By John Tabin on 12.29.11 @ 8:36PM This is an outrage: Cairo (CNN) — Several rights groups, including three U.S.-based entities, were raided in Cairo and other Egyptian locations on Thursday in what one source called a push by police to “show some muscle.” Police conducted 17 raids […]

1 police killed in bomb at Kenya refugee camp

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan government official says a roadside bomb exploded in Kenya’s largest refugee camp near the border with Somalia, killing one police officer and wounding three. Provincial commissioner James Seriani says the explosion took place in the Dadaab refugee camp on Monday. It’s the third such roadside bomb attack in Dadaab […]

Police: NM woman put ad on Craigslist to buy pot

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she put an ad on Craigslist looking to buy drugs. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/pe2HY2) that Roswell police arrested Anamicka Dave after officers posing as sellers arranged to meet her through text messages. According to the station, Dave’s ad said she was new […]