Officers in riot gear, and some on horseback, forced hundreds of protesters out a Dallas cemetery where they were clashing over a Confederate monument on Saturday night.
More than 100 demonstrators lingered on a blockaded street after they were pushed out of Pioneer Park, a civil war cemetery that houses the memorial to Confederate soldiers. The confrontation happened as a large rally at City Hall plaza nearby was ending.
WFAA.com had video coverage as the situation grew loud and tense before protesters dispersed.
Police had estimated about 2,300 people attended the rally, but only a few hundred remained by about 9:30 p.m.
Many yelled at the officers standing watch at Pioneer Park, and a helicopter circled above.
At one point, officers pulled four supporters of the monument over a barrier for their protection.
Chilling video of a driver being shot dead by police after he refused to get out of his car has emerged in France. The film shows officers pointing guns at the unnamed suspect, who was allegedly brandishing a knife, as he sat at the wheel of a Renault Scenic on Saturday afternoon. They initially shout ‘Get out of the car!’ and then smash its windows with their truncheons, as he accelerates forward into the apartment block where he lived with his mother. The man, who was being treated for psychiatric problems, managed to then drive up a grassy bank, but died from his wounds soon afterwards. The drama unfolded on the Kennedy housing estate in Chalette-sur-Loing, close to Orleans, and some 70 miles south of Paris, on Saturday afternoon. The armed officers who shot the man will be placed under formal investigation, and may face charges if they are deemed to have used unnecessary force.
Tensions are mounting in Boston, where 500 police are working to separate dozens of Free Speech Rally-goers from thousands of counter-protesters marching against hate.
Aerial video showed lines of police officers, some in riot gear and carrying billy-clubs, advancing to push back crowds in Boston Common.
By 2 p.m., the dozens who had gathered for the Free Speech Rally — who have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis and white supremacists of Charlottesville — had left the Commons.
It was unclear whether the protesters were disbanding or planned to rally elsewhere.
Earlier in the afternoon, there were numerous minor scuffles and shouting matches between the two sides.
" Was home on vacation in DE and went to shitty crowded bar. Fight broke out at the end of the night which I missed, but I happened to capture this dude getting tased while looking like he was complying. Dunno the law though. Apparently a girl's jaw was broken on the scuffle so that's why the officers were out for blood."
FROM RUPTLY - Dashcam video of a white officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man appears to show a different sequence of events than how Ohio police had initially described it. Euclid police initially said 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III refused orders and resisted arrest after an Aug. 12 traffic stop. But the video shows Officer Michael Amiott immediately wrestling Hubbard to the ground after Hubbard gets out of the car and is told to face away. Officer Amiott has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Troy, NY — “Why’d you all shoot me? Why’d you all shoot me?” Dahmeek McDonald can be heard saying as he bleeds out on the street after being shot by cops for apparently no reason. The graphic video taken in the aftermath of the shooting immediately sparked an uprising in the community. “I’m about to die,” McDonald says. “They shot me in the head.” Onlookers watch in horror as McDonald writhes in pain on the pavement. “Get him to a hospital!” one woman yells as the expanding crowd becomes angrier. Police claim the stop was over an alleged parole violation. According to law enforcement sources, McDonald was on probation for a drug possession charge and they were looking for him. However, according to witnesses, there was absolutely no reason to shoot him.
MUSKOGEE — A non-compliant man carrying a large knife took one step toward an officer, who then fired gunshots that took him down in an encounter earlier this month, according to video released Thursday afternoon by the Muskogee Police Department. The man, 44-year-old Sean Ellis, can be heard shouting "Thou shalt not kill" as he takes a step toward Officer James Moore, which was when Moore fired three gunshots. Ellis is stable in an undisclosed condition at a Tulsa-area hospital, according to police. Muskogee police in a news release the day of the shooting characterized Ellis' movement as a "lunge" toward the officer. In a PowerPoint presentation released Thursday with the video offering an explanation of the officer's actions, the department instead used the phrase "started to move towards him." The shooting took place about 7:45 a.m. Aug. 7 near North 32nd Street and West Broadway Street. Of the three shots Moore fired, at least two struck Ellis in his abdomen, police said. The City of Muskogee offered its condolences to Ellis' family in the PowerPoint presentation. "In viewing the recording of the incident it is evident that Mr. Ellis was suffering from some sort of mental episode," according to the statement. "Nonetheless, his actions and being armed with a knife, which he refused to drop, led to this unfortunate incident." The encounter was prompted by a citizen flagging down Moore to express concern about a white man in a red shirt and a cowboy hat who was acting strangely and possibly carrying a firearm, police said. Video of the shooting was captured by a camera attached to Moore's glasses. In the video, Moore follows Ellis on foot, repeatedly asking him to stop or put his hands in the air or get on the ground. Ellis continues walking around the side of a building, and Moore's gun can be seen in his right hand as he pursues. Ellis continues to walk away and pulls out a knife. Overall, Moore follows Ellis for about 1 minute and 15 seconds before Ellis stops and turns to face him. Ellis talks loudly and shouts as Moore commands him to drop the knife and not move closer to him before the shots ring out. Afterward, Ellis can be heard saying, "Oh, God help me, I can't move." The police department stated that a Taser wouldn't have been appropriate in that situation because "a suspect brandishing a knife is considered an immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death," with officers trained that the appropriate response is deadly force. A second officer who arrived doesn't carry a Taser, but police didn't state if Moore carried one. The police department said Moore couldn't back away because Ellis was near several businesses and standing next to a city street close to U.S. 69. "Taking all of these factors into consideration Officer Moore could not back away and allow an innocent civilian to potentially be harmed," according to the department. Police stated that Ellis disobeying commands and taking a step toward Moore constituted obstruction and assault with a deadly weapon, respectively. Moore was placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Delaware County Sheriff's Office have released bodycam video showing a deputy open fire on a shoplifting suspect. Bodycam video shows police break open the driver's side window, before the driver quickly reverses and then accelerates forward. A deputy fell to the ground and was almost hit by the suspect as he pulled away. At this moment the other deputy fired numerous shots into the suspect's vehicle. Several minutes later another unit successfully arrests the suspect. Now identified as Alana Hissong, he faces several serious charges including robbery, fleeing and eluding police.
A car has hit pedestrians in the coastal town of Cambrils, some 100km from Barcelona, injuring at least six people. Five suspected terrorists were killed during a shootout with police, authorities said, adding that the attackers wore fake bomb belts.
“We have killed the alleged perpetrators,” Catalan police announced on Twitter. “We work on the hypothesis that the events of Cambrils respond to a terrorist attack.”
Authorities are now working to determine if the alleged terrorists wore explosive belts, police tweeted.
In few minutes we are going to make several controlled explosions in #Cambrils. If you hear detonations DO NOT be alarmed, are controlled!
Video purports to show a man being arrested after thirteen were killed and dozens injured in a terror attack in Barcelona.
Onlookers in Canterbury were bemused by the bizarre chase, which occurred after two men rode a horse and cart the wrong way down a carriageway
FROM THE SUN NEWS - SHOCKING footage has emerged of police in Florida using a taser, a baton and four sets of handcuffs to apprehend a man accused of “battering” a bartender and walking out of a bar without settling his $235 (£182) tab. Video posted to social media shows the scene outside Surfer bar in Jacksonville Beach, where Christopher White was tasered three times and beaten with a baton before finally falling to the ground. But the policeman wrote in his report that he used his taser because White resisted being handcuffed. Jacksonville Beach police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Crumley said the department is doing a "standard" review into use of force.
A North Carolina Central University student was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday night protest in which a Confederate statue in front of Durham County’s former courthouse was pulled down.
Takiya Thompson used a ladder to scale the podium on which the Confederate Soldiers Monument stood, then climbed the statue and wrapped a strap around it so other protesters could pull it down.
Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday that his deputies were working to identify others involved in the incident and plan to pursue felony charges against them.
“Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened. We will find the people responsible,” Andrews said during an afternoon news conference. “We can all agree yesterday went too far. Yesterday was not the Durham that I know.”
Some protest organizers defended their actions Tuesday, calling the monument a symbol of oppression and racism.
“I’m tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me,” Thompson said at a separate news conference. “That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go.”
A crowd of protesters in Charlottesville confronted a man holding a confederate flag on Tuesday at the site of the Robert E. Lee statue where white supremacists rallied last weekend.
A local family has filed a complaint against Kalamazoo PD following a use of force incident on July 10th. Bodycam video shows an officer confront two brothers sitting on their front doorstep. Police had recently arrested a third brother, and wanted to talk to the other two. The officer asks 20 year-old Diante Churchwell to take his hands out of his pockets, fearing he may have a weapon. Diante does not cooperate immediately and a physical confrontation then ensues. Back-up is called and eventually both the brothers in the video are arrested for alleged possession of controlled substances. The family believes the officer may not have been justified in his use of force. An investigation into the incident has since concluded and the officer has been reprimanded as a result. The investigation found the arresting officer used a chocking method which is against their policy.
The raiders, in a stolen Audi RS6 raced through narrow streets in Chemsley Wood near Birmingham Airport as they were pursued by tenacious motorway police in a BMW. The dramatic footage was captured by an officer's dash cam, the Birmingham Mail reports. The gang initially escaped the chase and police helicopter crew and dog handlers joined the search for them. The getaway car was abandoned in Clent Way, Bartley Green, where Simon Phillips, 38, and 33-year-old Terry McMahon were found by officers hiding in a hedge.
Those idiots think he's serious. The anti-Trump protest near Trump Tower in New York City has certainly had its lowlights, but in a quieter sort of way this NYPD officer triggering unsuspecting Resistance members (including a woman featured in an earlier post losing her mind) is one of the night’s finer moments. -- "I sold my soul for a badge" - An NYPD officer to protesters while moving them away from Trump Tower. -- Confirmed: Some heroes use sarcasm. -- And the best part was they thought he was serious. Um, he's mocking them. Him and the other cop are smiling. Few people on this Earth give less of a fuck about your political grandstanding than New York City police officers. If this sarcasm was on SNL the writers would have to write 3 minutes into it to explain the sarcasm with props, stage setup and costumes.
Apparently they were protesting sarcasm and humor. He's clearly mocking them. As 98.9% of other cops would have done. Myself included. It's called sarcasm ladies. He's mocking you. LMAO - these protesters are so dumb. Those idiots think he's serious and not that he's mocking them.
This chick lost her marbles in front of Trump Tower and seems upset that the officers are rolling their eyes at her. Hrm. Does it count if we rolled our eyes at her too? Asking for a friend. -- So it would appear the young lady has a problem with the cops doing their job, their sex and their uniforms. Kids these days. This is America on drugs. WTF was her problem? Everyone in New York City looks like that. Do these people really have nothing else better to do? Nope, they don’t.
FROM MAIL ONLINE - Surveillance footage shows the fatal shooting of Christopher Clapp, by an off-duty officer. Baltimore County prosecutors have ruled the shooting justified.
Video released of suspects in stolen car trying to run over Franklin Police Officer; Cash reward offered for information leading to their capture. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about two suspects who nearly ran over an officer and wrecked four Franklin Police cars during their dangerous escape in a stolen car. It happened Thursday night (August 10-2017) at the Academy Sports on Mallory Lane. Franklin PD Flex Officers located an unoccupied stolen car in the parking lot that two shoplifting suspects from an earlier call were believed to be driving. At 8:30 pm, Officers approached the suspects who were re-entering that stolen car. That’s when the driver crashed into four unmarked Franklin Police cars and nearly ran over a police officer during the dangerous getaway. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information on these at-large felony suspects Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
Footage from the Met Police shows an overt firearms officer using two different guns filmed with a head mounted camera which will start to be implemented for greater clarity.
Police used pepper spray and blast balls on rival demonstrations in Seattle on Sunday, just one day after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one dead and dozens injured.
Sunday’s demonstrations took place less than a mile from each other, as the pro-Trump ‘Patriot Prayer’ group gathered for the ‘Freedom Rally’ in Westlake Park, and counter-protesters from the ‘Solidarity Against Hate’ movement gathered in Denny Park.
The counter-protesters marched to Westlake Park chanting and holding signs decrying hate and Nazism, with some seen burning an American flag. Officers in full riot gear blocked the crowd from reaching the ‘Freedom Rally,’ for the “safety for all those involved,” police said in a statement.
Police have released dashcam video showing the dramatic arrest of Susan Boshart following a high speed chase in June. Police say at least two officers were hit while the suspect attempted to flee before crashing a short time later. Susan Boshart was arrested and faces numerous serious charges. She has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Newly-released body camera footage from Mesa Police Officer Robert Goodrich shows the moments before , during and after he jumped into action. "I knew I had a snare in my truck and that canal is very slippery," he said. "It could be deceiving, but I had to pretty much straddle it so I didn't fall in myself." The dog, named Sparky, was caught on camera 30 minutes after the pup chase some ducks and fell into the canal. Sparky's owner, John, had to watch helplessly as his best friend floated away. "He's my every day guy," he said. John thought it would be the last time they saw each other. "I can't imagine what the days would have been like without him," he said. John is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Sparky helps him with his post-traumatic stress disorder. When he got the call later that morning that Sparky was alive thanks to a quick-thinking officer, he knew he needed to meet the man who made it all happen. "We're both veterans, have a lot of respect for each other," John said. "I think that he has a love of dogs like me. He understands how much this guy means to me, he has some of his own. I want to say thanks, and I think he knows how much I appreciate him."
New Dramatic Police Video footage of the arrest of a Fugitive Irish man who was a senior member of the Kinahan cartel in Spain.
Houston Police Department. Body camera footage from HPD Officer Carter, DWI Taskforce, who was hit by a drunk driver and survived an 18 foot fall off the freeway on July 28, 2017. an incident in which two HPD DWI Task Force officers were injured while conducting a crash investigation at 4400 Southwest Freeway about 2:05 a.m. on July 28.
This is the hair-raising moment a heroic Minnesota fire chief named Conrad Ertz grabbed a woman sitting precariously on a bridge's edge, saving her life.
Three teenagers died in a crash on Sunday August 6, 2017 after stealing an SUV in Palm Harbor, Florida. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said driver Keontae Brown, 16, hit another car, slammed into five cars at a dealership and hit a billboard pole 10 feet above the ground. Video Courtesy Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Jose Duran had stakes rammed through both hands and was left for dead in the middle of a wooded area in Albuquerque New Mexico. A city worker found him after hearing his cries for help back in May, reports KRQE News 13. The worker said: ‘He kept yelling, “help, help”, and so I came and I saw him and I kind of freaked out because I didn’t know if there was any other guys around.’ Footage from the bodycam of a cop shows Duran groaning in pain. He was still conscious when he was found. It is not clear how long he was nailed for.
Las Vegas police released footage Tuesday of an officer shooting a naked man outside a southeast valley church last weekend. Police said Jason David Funke, 25, initially complied with officer commands to drop his gun and raise his hands after they responded at about 11 a.m. Saturday to Life Springs Christian Church, 2075 E. Warm Springs Road. Funke then began walking toward a group of officers, Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo said. When he was about 10 feet from the group, the officers told him to get on the ground. Fasulo said Funke took off running from officers toward his gun. Body camera footage shows Funke walking away from officers for a few steps, and then running as a police dog was released and officers started to chase him. The dog bit an officer’s belt instead of chasing Funke. Officer Mark Hatten fired one round with a rifle, hitting Funke in the upper shoulder within 8 yards of the dropped gun, Fasulo said. Fasulo said police dogs go through intense training around loud noises, but the animals can be unpredictable. In this case, the dog was distracted by the officer who was closer than Funke, Fasulo said. Funke was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with survivable injuries, Fasulo said. He is in custody and faces gross misdemeanor charges of possession of a dangerous weapon at a school or child-care property and indecent exposure, Fasulo said. Fasulo said Funke has no criminal history and has faced issues with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past.
Dramatic footage shows armed police batter down the door of Mafia boss Vyacheslav Gulevich, who heads up Estonian-based Russian drug trafficking gang Kemerovo. They smash down the door with with a battering ram before racing inside where they found Gulevich apparently watched television. Officers bundled him to the ground and put him in handcuffs as they searched the property. They discovered hidden cash money an axe and a huge knife that Gulevich had hidden under his pillow.