Humor
Seriously? That's your emergency? E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

A 39-year-old Pennsylvania man recently phoned the Upper Macungie Township police to report a horrible robbery. Someone stole his Jell-O from the break room refrigerator at work. According to the Smoking Gun website, the caller "continued that this was not the first time his food had been stolen from the refrigerator," says the police report.

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Shutdown? More like playing favorites E-mail
Written by APB staff   

“Look, shutting down the government, in my view, is not conservative policy. I don’t think a two-week paid vacation for federal employees is conservative policy. A number of us were saying back in July that this strategy could not and would not work, and of course it didn’t. So there will not be another government shutdown. You can count on that. Amount the Prince of Pork Mitch McConnell got for his district in the deal to reopen the government for about two months: $2.2 billion. That’s what you call gaming the system. Call it "Engineered disaster spiking."

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RI cops told Navy shooter was dangerous E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

Let’s hear it for communication! According to the Chicago Tribune, Rhode Island police warned the U.S. Navy last month that Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had reported "hearing voices." This obviously raises troubling questions about how Alexis got a high-level security clearance at the complex where he went on a shooting rampage.

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Oakland gets $5.5 million for hiring E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

According to a recent report from CBS News, cities and counties across California will receive nearly $20 million in federal grants to help hire more than 100 new law enforcement officers.
Some 39 agencies in the Golden State will receive funding through the Community Oriented Policing Services program or COPS. Oakland, California is getting a $4.5 million grant. That’s the biggest grant out of the bunch.

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Judge orders new trial for cops E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

According to FOX News, a federal judge has ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina, concluding the case had been tainted by "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct." U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt said at least three government attorneys posted anonymous comments on a New Orleans newspaper's website that created a "carnival atmosphere" that rendered a fair trial unlikely.

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