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NYPD Commissioner: Critics of NYC Gunshot Mics Need to ‘Get a Life’

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Published on: March 25, 2015

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On March 22, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, appearing on WABC’s The Rita Cosby Show, said people speaking critically of NYC’s new gunshot microphone system need to “get a life.”

Breitbart News previously reported on the installation of the ShotSpotter microphone system to capture the sounds of ongoing crime in heavily gun-controlled New York City. According to WNYC, a ShotSpotter system installed in Newark, New Jersey, sent gunshot alerts 3,632 times over a three-year period, yet resulted in only 17 arrests. “Seventy-five percent” of the alerts were false alarms.

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Domino’s Gun Ban Update: Delivery Driver Shot, Killed in New Orleans

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Published on: March 24, 2015

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Early Tuesday morning, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was shot and killed in New Orleans 9th Ward.

Breitbart News has previously reported that Domino’s Pizza bars their drivers from keeping guns with them for self-defense. Sadly, this does not stop armed attackers from preying on the unarmed drivers.

On February 11, Breitbart News reported at least eight Domino’s Pizza drivers had been shot since January 2012, and three of them died. Now we add the driver killed on March 24 to the list, along with another Domino’s driver who was shot and killed in New Orleans’ Mid-City six months ago.

The Times-Picayune reported on both the New Orleans murders, indicating charges have been filed against those suspected of killing the Mid-City driver.

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Concealed Carrier ‘Saved A Lot Of People’ After Gunman Opened Fire In Philly Barbershop

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Published on: March 23, 2015

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A legal gun carrier likely saved several lives — including those of children — after another man pulled a gun and began shooting at a Philadelphia barber on Sunday, police said.

Warren Edwards, 40, was involved in an argument at Falah Barbershop at around 3 p.m. A witness told WTFX that when a barber at the West Philadelphia business told Edwards to “chill out,” he pulled a gun and began shooting.

Between eight and 10 people were in the barbershop at the time, including children.

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Is NYC’s new gunshot detection system recording private conversations?

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Published on: March 21, 2015

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As Tyrone Lyles lay dying from a gunshot wound on an East Oakland street in 2007, he let out a few last words that would ultimately help authorities convict his killer.

“Why you done me like that, Ar?” he pleaded. “Ar, why you do me like that, dude?”

The exchange, which was used in court, was recorded by ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system that has been installed in over 90 cities across the country. By placing a series of microphones around high-crime neighborhoods, the system is able to pinpoint the location of where a gunshot took place with surprising accuracy, leading to faster response times from police.

This week, 300 of the microphones were activated in Brooklyn and the Bronx as part of a citywide pilot program.

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Obama’s Private Army: Militarizing the Federal Agencies

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Published on: March 20, 2015

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Currently there are 73 federal agencies that have full-time armed officers with arresting authority. According to a 2008 report by the Department of Justice, there were 120,000 full-time law enforcement officers working for federal agencies and 24 different federal agencies employed at least 250 full-time officers. Federal agencies with at least 250 full-time officers included the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Mint, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Veterans Health Administration.

While speaking before the Constitutional Convention in 1787, James Madison said, “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” Despite this strong warning from our founders more than 200 years ago, today’s federal government has quietly accrued significant policing powers in a wide array of agencies.

These federal enforcement officers are authorized to carry weapons and make arrests from Section 812 of the 2002 Homeland Security Act. This law authorizes the Offices of the Inspector General within each federal agency, which traditionally look for fraud and waste within the agency, to have officers that carry firearms, seek and execute warrants for arrests and makes arrests without a warrant while engaged in official duties. This section is rarely discussed because the actual language seems somewhat inconsequential. But in practice this law has changed how law enforcement is carried out at the federal level.

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Off-duty cops in deadly NYC crash ‘were leaving strip club’

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Published on: March 20, 2015

They made a final toast to the future before an unthinkable tragedy.

Four close pals from New Jersey, including three cops, downed shots of whisky while dreaming of love during a wild night of strippers and sushi that ended in a deadly, wrong-way crash in Staten Island on Friday.

“Jack Daniels Fire on the house,” Linden police officer Pedro Abad Jr., 27, posted around midnight next to a photo of the stiff drinks.

“There’s a decent woman out there for each of us. Sure it’s cool to be single every now and then, but I don’t give a damn what ANYONE says. At the end of the day, I want a family. I want to settle down. We all do. So here’s to finding that which we all hope for.”

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The Conversation That Made Veteran Cop Change His Views on Concealed Carry: ‘They Schooled Me’

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Published on: March 19, 2015

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Speaking before the Maryland Senate last week, a retired Maryland State Police officer and former commander of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division admitted that he once thought the prospect of many residents having concealed carry permits was “scary.” However, as he educated himself about gun owners, his opinion on concealed carry changed.

As the head of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division, Jack McCauley decided what would qualify as a “good and substantial” reason to obtain a handgun permit on a case by case basis. Maryland is a “may issue” state — meaning the ultimate decision on whether to issue a concealed carry permit is left to a government official.

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Auxiliary NYPD cop arrested for hacking agency databases

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Published on: March 19, 2015

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A veteran NYPD auxiliary cop was arrested Tuesday morning after he hacked into law-enforcement databases so he could steal personal information from car-accident victims to drum up legal business, Brooklyn feds charged Tuesday.

Volunteer Deputy Inspector Yehuda Katz, 45, who has worked with the 70th Precinct for more than 15 years, installed a hidden camera in the traffic safety house, a complaint alleges.

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Hey De Blasio – Get tough on crime — not cops

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Published on: March 19, 2015

Showing he’s more concerned with public relations than reality, Mayor Bill de Blasio is fighting the image he’s soft on crime. New Yorkers can only wish he had the same zeal for fighting crime.

One page of his playbook involves top cop Bill Bratton waging a letter-writing campaign to newspapers critical of confusing policies on marijuana enforcement. The Post and Times both published letters from Bratton Tuesday that push back against reports that he and the mayor didn’t like.

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Back to Firing Squads? Thank Death-Penalty Foes

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Published on: March 19, 2015

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FOR A NATION that almost never puts murderers to death — there were 14,196 homicides in 2013, but only 39 executions — Americans spend an awful lot of time debating whether and how to do it.

The Utah legislature last week passed a bill reinstating the firing squad to execute death row inmates, as a back-up in case lethal-injection drugs aren’t available. It was in Utah five years ago that the last death by firing squad in the United States took place, when Ronnie Lee Gardner paid with his life for the courthouse murder of attorney Michael Burdell in 1985. Utah’s governor hasn’t said yet if he will sign the bill into law — but his isn’t the only state grappling with the question of how capital punishment should be carried out.

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Poachers are shooting deer on Staten Island, leading state to make first-ever arrest in NYC

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Published on: March 19, 2015

A bow-and-arrow wielding Staten Island man allegedly used a Travis park as his personal big game stalking ground, in what’s believed to be the first illegal deer poaching case in New York City history.

And he’s not the only alleged poacher out there.

Since the borough’s deer population exploded in recent years, residents have reported roughly two dozen dead deer — many with their heads and antlers cut off as trophies — according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The practice has become so common that the state Department of Environmental Conservation has tasked a three-officer team to finding the poachers, sources say.

In one instance, someone used a shotgun to kill two deer near the Church of St. Andrew in Richmond, sources said. But most often, poachers use bows or crossbows to make the kills.

The law currently prohibits hunting within the five boroughs, while bow-hunting only is permitted in Suffolk and Westchester counties.

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Draconian NJ Gun Laws Brand Aspiring Police Officer a Felon

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Published on: March 18, 2015

Hello, My name is Steffon Josey-Davis Im a 24 year old from New Jersey who became a convicted felon for a legally owned firarm as A armored Guard for Loomis, I was also on the road to a successful career with my township police department. As a Armed service company who transported U.S & foreign currency to banks and service ATM’s.

One Morning of September 20th 2013 I hid my firearm from my younger sister as I was in my garage. I quickly placed my weapon in my glove box to avoid any danger to my sister. She is a young girl and I feel strongly for children saftey, I did what ever I could in my power to prevent her from seeing my weapon.

When I left out of the house that morning I was later pulled over in my vehicle. During my traffic stop, I notified the officers who I was, Who I worked for and I had my Legally owned fire arm in my glove box after realizing I still had my firearm in my glovebox after being distracted by my sister earlier that morning.

They took my fire arm let me go, When I went to claim my fire arm from the police department they arrested me and charged me with unlawful possession of a fire arm that I legally owned.

I was facing 10 years in prison for a simple technicality. I am now a convicted felon taking a plea deal of probation due to the fact I was scared of going to prison for up to 10 years with serving 5 years before being released from state prison.

I was in the process of becoming a police officer to protect my community and make my famiy proud. My Dreams are now thrown away because of a mistake. Hiding a weapon from a child and caring for a childs welfare cost me my freedom.

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NYPD goes high-tech to detect gunfire amid rise in shootings

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Published on: March 17, 2015
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New York City police are employing a high-tech system to pinpoint gunfire amid an uptick in shootings in the nation’s largest city, officials said on Monday.

With the installation of the tracking system, ShotSpotter, New York continues its foray into technology-assisted policing, which recently equipped New York Police Department officers with body cameras, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference.

ShotSpotter consists of acoustic sensors, which are mounted on rooftops, telephone polls and other locations. Audio from at least three sensors that detect gunfire – a process called triangulation – is sent to the company’s California lab, which analyzes the information to confirm it’s a gunshot, pinpoints its location, and then alerts police in New York.

“This new gunshot deterrent system is going to do a whole lot of good in terms of going after the bad guys,” said de Blasio. “This technology will help us stay even safer.”

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Utah plans to bring back firing squads,Oklahoma asphyxiating inmates with nitrogen

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Published on: March 17, 2015
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As it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain the drugs needed for lethal injections, several states have sought to resurrect bygone ways of killing death-row inmates.

In Utah, which outlawed death by firing squad in 2004, lawmakers voted last week to reinstate that execution method should the state run out of drugs for lethal injection. Tennessee chose the electric chair last year as its own backup method. Last week, the Alabama House passed a bill that would do the same. Similar measures in Virginia, Missouri, and Wyoming failed last year.

But in Oklahoma, a bill is advancing that would introduce an entirely new and untested method of execution: death by nitrogen inhalation.

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thumbMilwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Mike Brown, Eric Garner Co-conspirators in Their Own Demise (Video)

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Published on: March 16, 2015

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