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Title: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: soflorattler on January 23, 2011, 08:53:40 PM
What's wrong with these crazy mofos???? ??? :no:

Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70N02I20110124)

A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police station on Sunday, wounding four police officers, including a commander, before the attacker was shot and killed, Police Chief Ralph Godbee said.

The precise circumstances of the attack remained sketchy, but the chief, speaking at a news conference, said the most seriously wounded of the officers was a commander who was shot in the lower back.

However, Godbee said, the commander emerged from surgery with a favorable prognosis, "and we're very encouraged by the doctor's report."

"As a department, we're just very sobered by the events, but very relieved that it appears to be that all of our officers are going to be OK," Godbee told reporters.

In addition to the commander, one police sergeant was struck by gunfire in the chest, but her bullet-resistant vest "deflected any major injury," and she was released from the hospital after treatment, Godbee said.

Two other officers, including a second sergeant, suffered graze wounds to the head, but both men were conscious, alert and talking, and were expected to fully recover, he said.

Police returned fire and the gunman was shot dead, Godbee said. He said it was too soon to characterize the gunman's motives.

Police said they have identified the shooter, but would only publicly say that he was a 35-year-old black male.

"We have closed the 6th and 8th precinct to ensure the safety of our officers. It is an active crime scene and our investigation is ongoing," said Sergeant Erin Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

Godbee said that in light of Sunday's incident, and the shooting rampage two weeks ago that left six dead in Tucson, Arizona, his department would be reassessing its security procedures.
Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: soflorattler on January 23, 2011, 08:56:11 PM
^^^ Add Indiana to that, also... (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70M2GR20110124?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a49:g43:r2:c0.149533:b41216394:z0)

Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: ‘87 Alum on January 24, 2011, 11:08:41 AM
i say bring back the electric chair and reduce the time from sentencing to execution to approx 1 week.  shoot, if i were the state executioner, death row would have dust balls and crickets abound....that mug would be empty....quoting the late great Robin Harris...."gotta go!!  gotta go!!  two at a time!!"
Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: soflorattler on January 24, 2011, 05:20:09 PM
Personally, I think it has more to do with the past full moon than anything else, but...

Police fear 'war on cops' (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41235743/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/)

At least 11 shot in 24 hours; death toll apace with 2010 uptick

A spate of shooting attacks on law enforcement officers has authorities concerned about a war on cops.

In just 24 hours, at least 11 officers were shot. The shootings included Sunday attacks at traffic stops in Indiana and Oregon, a Detroit police station shooting that wounded four officers, a shootout at a Port Orchard, Wash., Wal-Mart that injured two deputies. On Monday morning, two officers were shot dead and a U.S. Marshal was wounded by a gunman in St. Petersburg, Fla.

On Thursday, two Miami-Dade, Fla., detectives were killed by a murder suspect they were trying to arrest.

"It's not a fluke," said Richard Roberts, spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations. "There's a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on."

With the Florida deaths, the nation is on track in 2011 to match the 162 police officers killed in the line of duty in 2010, said Steve Groeninger, spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that tracks police casualties. In January this year there have been 14 deaths, the same number as in January 2010, the fund posted on its web site.

The 2010 toll ended a two-year drop in fatalities and spiked 43 percent over the 117 killed in 2009, Groeninger said.

Law enforcement advocates worry that cuts in police budgets could exacerbate the danger.

"We don't have any data, but there seems to be a type of criminal out there looking to thwart authority," he said.

He cited the example of Jared Loughner, accused of killing six and wounding 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. "People with this mentality feel the need to eliminate those in position of authority," he said.

Roberts said the recent shootings are reminders that officers must constantly stay on alert.

"The bad guys are not afraid of cops," Roberts said. "They’re rarely rational. You get that combination, when you ID yourself as a cop, it does not scare them away; it makes it more dangerous for you."

Noting the Oregon and Indiana shootings occurred during so-called "routine traffic stops," Roberts said, "The word routine should be eliminated from the job. There's no such thing. There is only 'known risk' and 'unknown risk' he said.

Roberts, a former North Beach, Md., police officer, and Groeninger both voiced worries over police budget cuts.

Reducing police response times and cutting back on in-service training can endanger not just citizens but cops on patrol, they said.

"It's not a good situation out there," Groeninger said.

Here is the status of the police shooting investigations on Monday:

- Indianapolis police say they arrested Thomas Hardy in the shooting of Officer David Moore, who was shot in the face and body and remained in a coma.

-  A manhunt continued in the Oregon beach town of Waldport for a gunman who shot officer Steven Dodds, 45, a six-year veteran of the Lincoln City Police Department. Police were looking for the owner of a 1984 Dodge truck that fled the shooting scene.

-  In Detroit, four officers shot inside their precinct were recovering, police said. Investigators said Lamar Moore, 38, of Detroit entered the 6th Precinct on the city's northwest side about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and shot Cmdr. Brian Davis, Officer David Anderson; Sgt. Ray Saati; and Sgt. Carrie Schulz. Officers returned fire and killed Moore, they said.

- Two deputies wounded in Port Orchard, Wash., were in satisfactory condition after a gunfight a suspect and a woman who came running to his aid were killed in a gunfight on Sunday. Police were investigating how the woman was shot.

- In St. Petersburg, Fla., a suspected gunman was found dead after two police officers were shot to death and a U.S. marshal was injured as they tried to make an arrest. Suncoast Benevolent Association President Mark Marland identified the fallen officers as Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz.

-  In Miami, thousands of law enforcement officers gathered at a funeral service in American Airlines Arena to honor Roger Castillo, 41, Amanda Haworth, 44, who were killed on Thursday while serving a warrant on a suspected killer. The suspect, 22-year-old Johnny Simms, was killed by another officer.
Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: soflorattler on January 25, 2011, 05:25:29 PM
Going down to Miami, and coming back today on the turnpike, not one...and I saw plenty of marked and unmarked units stationary and rolling...not one trooper had their radar on. My radar detector picks up everything, but nothing from them...nothing... :shrug:
Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: Golden Kitten on January 26, 2011, 10:47:05 AM

In the case of the lunatic here, he had kidnapped and was keeping a 13-yr old girl chained to a toilet in his basement - and sexaully assaulting her. He had been holding her for 9 days when she managed to somehow get away on Sunday and she got to the police. He apparently saw the cops when they came to his home and busted in (although he was not in the house at the time) and decided that he may as well go up to the precinct and commit suicide by cop fire...

Mysteriously, the suspect's home burned to the ground yesterday... :tiptoe:
Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: soflorattler on January 26, 2011, 01:24:46 PM
 :no: I hope that the CSI folks had wrapped up their evidence gathering...
Title: Re: Tucson...Miami...now this!!!
Post by: Golden Kitten on January 26, 2011, 01:55:59 PM
I think they had finished up Sunday nite - and this lunatic lived 6 blocks from me... :no: