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Impatient female driver crashes her car into the middle of a funeral procession

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Date: June 18th, 2016

funeralFlorida – A car has crashed into the middle of a funeral procession for a victim of the Orlando massacre, putting two cops in hospital. 

The funeral motorcade for Jean Carlos Mendez Perez was traveling from a church to a grave site in Kissimmee, south of Orlando, when an impatient female motorist tried to bypass the procession around 11.30am, police say.

Two Osceola County deputies – who were on motorcycles to protect the procession – were rushed to the hospital after the crash.

One is in a serious but stable condition and the other is stable.  Source

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Man fined $175 for removing seatbelt to give money to officer dressed as panhandler

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Date: June 10th, 2016

panhandlerREGINA, Saskatchewan – A Canadian man was ticketed for removing his seatbelt in traffic while attempting to give money to an undercover cop he mistook for a panhandler.

Dane Rusk was fined $175 for unbuckling his seatbelt when he attempted to give $3 in change to a man that appeared to be a panhandler while leaving a mall in Regina.

“As I came up to the stop sign, I stopped and looked and I saw this homeless guy holding a sign. I instantly felt sorry for him,” Rusk told CTV News.

“I reached out – I had to undo my seatbelt, hang over and drop the change on the curb.”  Source

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U.K. police force could become first to employ cats

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Date: March 31st, 2016

catDURHAM, England – A police station in England is considering using cats on the force after receiving a letter from a young girl.

Durham police chief Mike Barton responded to a letter sent by 5-year-old Eliza Adamson-Hopper, who asked why the police force used dogs and not cats.

Chief Barton responded by saying he would pass the idea along and sent along a drawing of his own cat.

Inspector Richie Allen, who works with Durham’s dog support unit, told The Guardian that the force would actually consider adding cats.  More

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Cops arrest protestor for hitting police horse during Donald Trump protest

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Date: March 20th, 2016

horseKansas City, Missouri – In an attempt to spook a member of the city’s mounted patrol, April Foster (picture), 29, allegedly yelled at the horse as its officer pushed through a crowd of protesters.

She then slapped it with an open hand, according to the Kansas City Star.

Foster was pictured facing off with the police horse before vanishing into a crowd teeming with what authorities described as 500 demonstrators swarming downtown streets after the Republican presidential front-runner’s rally.

She was arrested on abuse of a police service animal charge at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 miles south of Kansas City along the Missouri-Kansas border with the help of an anonymous tipster.  More

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Woman getting traffic ticket peels off, hits cop

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Date: February 18th, 2016

ticketNew York – A police officer was hospitalized after a woman receiving a summons for double parking in Midtown peeled off in a rage and struck the officer’s leg with her car, police sources said.

The incident was one of two police pursuits in Midtown Thursday, police sources said.

The woman was on W. 55th St. near Eighth Ave. when two officers walked up and slapped the summons on her vehicle about 11 a.m.

The woman sped off, but not before clipping one of the cops in the leg just above the shin.  More

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Police kick in opera singer’s door after confusing singing with screaming

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Date: January 28th, 2016

screamAMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Police in Amsterdam mistakenly kicked in the door of a local opera singer after residents called in reports of a man screaming.

Amsterdam Police shared a photo of the door to its Facebook page after responding to reports of “terrifying screams” coming from the home in the Zuid-Buitenveldert district.

Netherlands Times reported that police confirmed what they believed to be screams of agony when they arrived and began to knock on the door of the opera singer’s home.

The singer did not hear the knocks and was unaware anyone was at the door until it was kicked in.  More

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Cop urges drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters

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Date: January 19th, 2016

copST. PAUL, Minnesota – A St. Paul police officer is on leave while police investigate a Facebook post urging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters.

The post said: “Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don’t slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the streets.”

“It’s really concerning to me that someone would encourage violence on a day celebrating a man who taught peace,” Andrew Henderson said.

Henderson saw the Facebook post made by J.R. Roth around 1 a.m. Saturday. It referred to Monday’s Black Lives Matter MLK Justice Rally.  More

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Run and hide: The advice given to hundreds of police in Chicago area who aren’t allowed to carry guns

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Date: December 31st, 2015

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

hideChicago – Aviation police officers who guard two Chicago airports have been advised to run in the case of a shooter threat.

The warnings are in place at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport. 

Aviation police are told to evacuate or conceal themselves if they’re unable to flee regarding active shooter threats, according to an investigative report from CNN.

The news outlet reported internal documents advise: ‘IF EVACUATION IS NOT POSSIBLE: HIDE.’  More

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Police officer practicing ‘quick draw skills’ shoots gun in airport

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Date: December 25th, 2015

quickDES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines, Iowa, police officer accidentally fired his gun while practicing his quick draw skills in an airport office, a police report says.

Officer Brady Pratt, 23, was in a Des Moines International Airport office Wednesday afternoon and drew his weapon to practice “his quick draw skills” and “unknowingly had his finger on the trigger and discharged a round into the ceiling tile,” the report states.

The bullet struck the ceiling, traveled through a wall and into a ceiling tile in an unoccupied adjacent hallway.  More

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Herpes-infected Dairy Queen worker caught on camera spitting on cop’s burger

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Date: December 16th, 2015

herpesLouisiana – In its full embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement, the left continues to deny there is an ongoing war on police, but a reprehensible incident in Louisiana proves members of law enforcement have to watch their backs at every moment when in the public arena.

A black fast-food worker was caught on camera allegedly spitting on a Baton Rouge police lieutenant’s burger, The Advocate reported Monday.

As disgusting as that is, it gets worse … the low-life admitted that he’s suffering from herpes.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Dairy Queen employee Elijah Johnson (picture) was arrested Sunday and charged with mingling harmful substances, among other charges.  More

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Officer Pays For Man’s Meal After Restaurant Calls 911

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Date: December 16th, 2015

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

mealMINNEAPOLIS – A Coon Rapids police officer responding to a call did something unexpected.

Twyla Aurandt has worked the overnight shift at the Coon Rapids Denny’s for nine years. She says nothing out of the ordinary usually happens.

“This is a slow time of year,” Aurandt said.

She often chats with Coon Rapids police officers who come in for a bite to eat after working the overnight hours.  More

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Video, 911 call detail cops firing 33 times at man who refused to drop gun

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Date: December 14th, 2015

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

gunCalifornia – The first 911 caller reported seeing a man walking down a street shooting a gun in the air. Authorities said they received five more similar calls from witnesses alarmed by what they saw.

Responding Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies told the man to drop the weapon, investigators said. When he refused and started toward a gas station where a family was pumping gas, they opened fire, killing the man.

Video captured the encounter Saturday in the South Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood, clearly showing Nicholas Robertson, 28, carrying a gun, crossing the street and deputies opening fire.

“When he collapsed, his arms were underneath him, and the gun was still in his hand.  More

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Ax-wielding student is shot dead by campus cops

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Date: December 14th, 2015

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

ryanDenton, Texas – An ax-wielding University of North Texas student has been shot dead by campus police on his 21st birthday.

Police had been responding to reports of a man smashing out car windows in streets near the Denton campus when they said they found Ryan McMillan (picture) carrying the weapon.

Witnesses say the 21-year-old had blood on his shirt and had advanced towards an officer, who shot him between four and six times,’ reports NBC DFW.  More

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Houston police officer comforts his dying patrol horse after it was hit by a truck

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Date: December 8th, 2015

horseHouston – It’s a heart-wrenching photo of a police officer losing his partner and friend.

Charlotte was a six-year-old mounted patrol horse who had worked with the Houston Police Department for the last four years.

But on December 3 she was hit by cement truck and fatally injured.

Her rider, Officer D. Herrejon, was bucked but refuse to leave her side as she lay dying on the sidewalk, WTSP reported.

The Houston Police Department posted a photo of the devastated officer resting his head on hers in her final moments.  More

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Donkey takes a ride in Oklahoma police car

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Date: December 2nd, 2015

donkeyNORMAN, Oklahoma – An Oklahoma police department shared a photo of an officer chauffeuring an unusual perp in the backseat of his cruiser: a donkey.

The police department in Norman, Oklahoma, wrote in a Facebook post that Officer Kyle Canaan responded to a call about a “donkey on the loose” in the city Tuesday morning.

Robin Strader, who first spotted the donkey and called police, offered to keep the animal on her property until its owners could be found, but she and Canaan then faced the problem of how to transport it.

“She said, ‘Well, no, it won’t fit in my car,’” Canaan told KFOR-TV. “And, I was like, ‘Eh, it may fit in my car.’”  More

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