Friday, October 28, 2011

Ahhh, maybe a little over-reaction?

10 Greenville schools locked down for manhunt

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A gunman fired on a police officer in Greenville checking on a vehicle with a suspicious license tag Friday, causing 10 schools to go on lockdown.

The shooting happened around 10 a.m. at an apartment complex, Police Chief Terri Wilfong said. The officer returned fire, but it didn't appear anyone was hit.

The suspect was able to run into nearby woods and hasn't been seen since. Several dozen officers from a nearby training session rushed to help search, authorities said.

Four public schools, three private schools, two colleges and a special education center were placed on lockdown.

Officials said it was a precaution and none of the students or teachers appeared to be in danger. Schools began shifting to a partial lockdown, allowing some people into and out of the buildings after about two hours.

The shooting happened in a fairly densely populated area just south of Interstate 85.

One incident and 10 school get lockdown? What is happening to this country, what's next? Lockdown the city for one incident? Send in the National Guard?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Use your cell phone and get chased ...

Cell-phone violation leads to police chase and fatal crash

10-26) 05:55 PDT CONCORD -- A man being chased by Concord police for driving while talking on his cell phone crashed his pickup truck into a second car, killing its driver, authorities said.

The incident began about 6 p.m. Tuesday when an officer saw a man in a white pickup truck talking on his cell phone without the required hands-free device and tried to pull him over, police said.

The man refused to stop and led the officer on a chase. The pursuit ended when the man crashed into a BMW on Solano Way near Highway 242, police said.

The driver of the BMW died as a result of the crash. The victim's name hasn't been released.

The suspect was arrested after a short foot chase. His identity was also withheld.

Yes , I know the guy should have stopped, BUT, at what point do you consider putting other peoples lives in danger? I was under the impression that most law-enforcement agencies allow officers to chase suspects in stolen cars or those wanted for serious crimes.

Over zealousness?

Police are getting worse by the day..........

Umm, Sarge? We Arrested The Wrong Person… But Sarge, Her Name Was TERESA!

Associated Press
Teresa Culpepper Police  today Umm, Sarge? We Arrested The Wrong Person... But Sarge, Her Name Was TERESA!I get aggravated when my sandwich artist at Jersey Mike’s doesn’t take pride in his sandwich making- nothing bothers me more than haste and utter disregard to detail. If the following events had happened to me, I’d go absolutely ape shit. An Atlanta woman, Teresa Culpepper, called the Police after her truck had been stolen, but when Police arrived, their common sense had been stolen as well. The only thing they knew was that her name was Theresa, well, that, and the fact that there was a warrant out for the arrest of another Teresa for aggravated assault. “Her birth date didn’t match. Her address didn’t match. Teresa Culpepper Police  today Umm, Sarge? We Arrested The Wrong Person... But Sarge, Her Name Was TERESA!Her description didn’t match. Other than the name Teresa, nothing matched,” said Ashleigh Merchant, Culpepper’s attorney. Culpepper was jailed for 53 days because of idiocy alone. Too bad those police officers weren’t called to Teresa Guidice’s house. Now there’s a storyline that would be entertaining… something those Real Housewives of New Jersey could use.

According to Atlanta Police, an internal investigation has reportedly begun, but Merchant says that the city must settle or face a lawsuit.

I usually do not like people suing people and agencies , but in this case I hope she wins Gazillions of dollars.....there is no excuse for this kind of police malfeasance........

Friday, October 14, 2011

And they joke about chickens on the buses in Mexico

Robert Vietze, JetBlue Passenger, Pees On 11-Year-Old Girl On Flight

The teenager allegedly caught urinating on a young girl on a JetBlue flight last week was actually relieving himself on the floor, claims the girl's family.

According to The Oregonian, the family released a statement that Robert Vietze was actually peeing on the floor next to their daughter's seat – not on their daughter.

"While family members have cooperated with authorities in the investigation, they neither welcome nor encourage further publicity," The Oregonian reports. "The family's main concern is the welfare of their daughter."

After being taken into custody Wednesday, Vietze was issued a federal summons for misdemeanor indecent exposure. If convicted, he could face a $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison.

Before flying, Vietze admittedly consumed five to six beers and two rum and cokes before boarding his flight. The alcohol apparently "hit him" while in the air, and he walked to seat 15A (where the girl was sitting) and relieved himself. When confronted by the girl's father, Vietze said "he had an accident," reports the paper.

Flying is no longer a civilized mode of transportation. Nothing different from being a low class bus in the sky.
This person should be on the no fly list for having no class.
I'm glad that he got kicked of all his sports status.