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LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming free speech violation

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Racist: a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice... Jul 11th, 2017 @ 05:27PM No image... No video...
And yet for some reason your stupid ** comment is not considered... Jul 11th, 2017 @ 02:41PM No image... No video...
Don't forget the time he helped the pd explorer who stole... Jul 11th, 2017 @ 04:39AM No image... No video...
Ok, I never thought I would defend Kenton Buckner, but here... Jul 10th, 2017 @ 10:59PM No image... No video...
Not a Buckner supporter by any means, but your powers of... Jul 10th, 2017 @ 05:01PM No image... No video...
I hate most white people so understand what you're saying Jul 10th, 2017 @ 03:29PM No image... No video...
Buckner never wanted to be seen as a "black officer". His... Jul 9th, 2017 @ 09:08PM No image... No video...
Http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/09/mall-worker-pays... Jul 9th, 2017 @ 04:07PM Image attached to comment No video...
It's not even comprehensible how some think policing is a... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 10:05PM No image... No video...
I hope you're retired, because that careless mental state... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 09:41PM No image... No video...
If you learn to not to give a fuck! Life is much easier and... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 06:27PM No image... No video...
Here's an example of how wrong it is to say drug dealing... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 02:05PM No image... No video...
That's singling out 1 guy in a department where the same... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 01:53PM No image... No video...
Why don't you bring up the bad case of poison ivy he got... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 01:50PM No image... No video...
Those spots were and are for people coming straight from... Jul 8th, 2017 @ 09:31AM No image... No video...
Ironically, the only reason this fat, worthless, vindicative... Jul 7th, 2017 @ 10:58PM No image... No video...
I=Incident I really wish you have fared better in your VIPER... Jul 7th, 2017 @ 10:11PM No image... No video...
The fact that the administration pins all its hopes on inexperienced... Jul 7th, 2017 @ 01:41PM No image... No video...
The America-hating left and the radical islamists like each... Jul 7th, 2017 @ 01:37PM No image... No video...
It's a prog eat prog world... Jul 7th, 2017 @ 11:53AM No image... No video...
Oddly familiar. V - Violent I - Intervention P - Prevention... Jul 7th, 2017 @ 09:53AM No image... No video...
Those ideas were used in Boston and other cities to good... Jul 6th, 2017 @ 11:11PM Image attached to comment No video...
This mayor is a joke, and looks like he has stolen ideas... Jul 6th, 2017 @ 10:14PM No image... No video...
LMPD Operation Soft Serve theme song Jul 6th, 2017 @ 03:11PM No image... Video attached to comment
Maybe Steve should announce another federal task force to... Jul 6th, 2017 @ 03:07PM No image... No video...
A small group actually supports the no confidence vote but... Jul 6th, 2017 @ 03:02PM No image... No video...
Greg Fischer should hire this guy to fix it. He would probably... Jul 4th, 2017 @ 11:56PM No image... Video attached to comment
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What did he do? Jul 4th, 2017 @ 12:26AM No image... No video...
ACLU Wages Fight Against "Blue Lives Matter" Legislation... Jul 3rd, 2017 @ 10:37PM No image... No video...

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June 13th, 2017 @ 7:30PM (1 month ago)

First..

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June 13th, 2017 @ 7:49PM (1 month ago)
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Some folks might want to see Dennis for a refresher course on knowing and being able to recognize clearly established law.

In the meantime...F@čk you, pay me!

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June 13th, 2017 @ 9:36PM (1 month ago)

When will the Chief be suspending himself and the others who failed to properly investigate Betts and who misled the Metro council about "decreasing" crime? Anyone with Compstat data knew that was false. They should make everyone swear in before speaking.

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June 13th, 2017 @ 11:26PM (1 month ago)

You have a "right" to say what you want. You don't have a "right" to be a civil servant.

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June 14th, 2017 @ 1:34AM (1 month ago)

This ruling by the US 4th Circuit throws cold water on the idea you have no 1st amendment rights. Public employees have more 1st amendment rights than private employees. It is a gray area and a legal minefield for employers taking adverse actions for posts made outside of work.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161215/18455936294/court-says-police-chiefs-social-media-policy-violated-first-amendment.shtml

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June 14th, 2017 @ 9:49AM (1 month ago)

Leftist nut attempts to murder Republican Congressmen with a rifle. Like "Reality Winner" leaking secrets, this is the end product of Democrats and media demonizing Republicans 24/7 on TV and setting off their cult-like "Resistance" followers. The Congressmen are lucky that one of them had an armed security detail to stop the shooter.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/breaking-house-majority-whip-steve-scalise-aides-shot-baseball-practice

http://theweek.com/speedreads/705653/rep-mark-walker-says-gunman-targeted-congressional-baseball-practice-kill-many-republican-members-possible

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June 14th, 2017 @ 7:09PM (1 month ago)

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35665335/louisville-councilman-dan-johnson-apologizes-after-fondling-allegation-surfaces-will-not-seek-re-election

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June 15th, 2017 @ 3:31PM (1 month ago)

Spotshotter doesn't lead to many arrests, you say? This is exactly why other PD's stopped using them. You must have a surveillance network capable of automated tracking that follows the suspect from the crime scene. Go talk to the Army if you want to do this right, otherwise its a waste of money and time. Be prepared for the expense of surveillance aerostats and drones. Its all got to be done from the air. Ground based caneras are too easy to locate and evade.

https://wfpl.org/lmpd-shotspotters-success-not-based-arrest-numbers/

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June 16th, 2017 @ 12:27AM (1 month ago)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department is continuing to warn the public about a suspect that police say is robbing people at gunpoint in the areas of Okolona, Highview, and PRP. Thursday morning, they struck again two more times. Police said there are a man and woman who have targeted and robbed six senior citizens around Louisville since Monday.

"It scares me because you never know what's going to happen to them"

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June 16th, 2017 @ 10:29AM (1 month ago)

It's a sad day when the NCAA believes fake news from a prostitute seeking fame and fortune and hangs the whole university. The other women she alleged to have been involved sued her for slander. Now maybe someone in Louisville will take the idea of an NBA team seriously so we can all pour our money and time into that team instead of the waste-of-space NCAA. The players at the top of college basketball deserve to get a reasonable cut from the billions in revenues anyhow.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2715863-rick-pitino-suspended-5-games-louisville-on-probation-for-prostitute-scandal

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June 16th, 2017 @ 9:41PM (1 month ago)
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WTF

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June 17th, 2017 @ 4:53PM (1 month ago)

A mistrial has been declared today in Bill Cosby's criminal trial for the 2004 rape of Andrea Constand. The decision has for now spared the once-beloved actor from a potential decade behind bars, and comes at the end of over 50 hours of deliberation by the jury in Norristown, PA, which first went to Judge Steven O'Neill on June 15 to say it was deadlocked - at that time he told them to "try again," which they've done for the past two days.

After just over an hour of deliberations on Saturday, the jurors informed the court that they were still "hopelessly deadlocked" on all the charges. Not that this is all over for the 79-year old Cosby - at least not yet. Within minutes of the mistrial being declared, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office announced in court and online that they will retry the case.

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June 17th, 2017 @ 9:11PM (1 month ago)
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http://www.whas11.com/news/suspects-in-string-of-senior-citizen-robberies-apprehended/449902320

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June 19th, 2017 @ 12:23PM (1 month ago)

Will the Chief have any time left for peace walks with all these lawsuits against him and the Mayor? The Mayor will no doubt reassure the public of his confidence in the Chief. Then they'll both pat themselves on the back for presiding over the worst violent crime in the last 50 years. Coverups don't work anymore like they did when Conrad worked for Jerry Abramson and his gambler political donors

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35695901/demoted-lmpd-lt-jimmy-harper-files-whistleblower-lawsuit-against-city

Harper claims he told Mayor Greg Fischer that dissolving a plainclothes crime-fighting unit known as the FLEX Platoon last year was a "wrong choice and that it would have serious negative effects in the community, especially in the West-End," thereby "raising his concerns of Chief Conrad's mismanagement of LMPD." Harper said Fischer had asked him for his opinion on the issue. A few days later, Conrad told Harper not to speak to Fischer about "LMPD policy or strategy," according to the lawsuit.

Harper also provided Councilman David James, a former LMPD officer, information about an Oct. 17, 2016, email concerning Victory Park gang members, according to the suit. The suit claims Harper was then "immediately summoned" to Conrad's office for giving James the information. Conrad told Harper he was giving James and other council members "too much information about crimes," according to the suit.

Another one

June 19th, 2017 @ 8:05PM (1 month ago)

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35695901/demoted-lmpd-lt-jimmy-harper-files-whisleblower-lawsuit-against-city

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June 20th, 2017 @ 10:38AM (1 month ago)

Uh oh, somebody's caught on to how Fischer needlessly hands out city money to businesses to create the 8th worst tax burden in the country.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35695942/guest-pov-why-does-louisville-need-another-government-run-broadband-network

"In Louisville, we pay our dues and then some. According to a report by the Office of Revenue Analysis, Louisville is home to the eighth worst tax burden in the country. And what do our local leaders do with all that money? In many instances, they waste it on unnecessary programs. For example, Mayor Fischer recently proposed spending 5.4 million dollars to build a government-owned broadband network. He wants to install this new network alongside of Kentucky Wired's network. If you're not familiar, Kentucky Wired is another government-run broadband system that's already facing financial failure with an $11 million funding gap.

So as Louisville taxpayers, that means we get to pay for two unnecessary government programs. And for what? Louisville is already home to 39 separate Internet Service Providers who compete for customers.

With Louisville's worsening drug epidemic and rising violent crime, think of the good we could achieve for public safety with that money. Instead, the mayor wants to spend millions of dollars to compete with the private sector. That's bad governance.

It's likely that Mayor Fischer's network will turn into a backdoor government subsidy for Google. So instead of putting more officers on the streets, our mayor would give Google, a $600 billion company, a $5 million government handout. That's wrong and we should make our voices heard before any more of our tax dollars are wasted. "

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June 20th, 2017 @ 10:58AM (1 month ago)

Democrat douchebag repeatedly posts to social media about how Republicans should be hunted.

http://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2017/06/nj-democrat-operative-advocates-hunting-republicans/

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June 20th, 2017 @ 12:49PM (1 month ago)

Those seen taking down signs asking for information on a crime should go to top of the list of suspects. Chances are they're at least friends or relatives of the perpetrator, who are likely criminals themselves. It may be time to set up some bait signs and see what happens.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/signs-seeking-info-boy-stray-bullet-death-article-1.3262542

LMPD PRIDE

June 21st, 2017 @ 7:45AM (1 month ago)
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I just saw this and I am at a loss for words. Really, a total loss of words.

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June 22nd, 2017 @ 9:13AM (1 month ago)

LMPD officer shot at 10:30 last night. No suspect description given to public nearly 12 hours later.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35721520/lmpd-officer-shot-in-foot-search-for-suspect-continues

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June 22nd, 2017 @ 9:16AM (1 month ago)

Where's the Mayor when his best ally in the metro council for the last several years is on the ropes? Did a little butt grabbing scare him off?

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35717038/councilwoman-angela-leet-hires-security-guard-after-johnsons-threat-of-legal-action

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June 22nd, 2017 @ 11:47AM (1 month ago)

A lot of Uniformed LMPD Officers have beards now... Did any Old School cops have folliculitis back in the day and get a doctors note... hahahaha

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June 22nd, 2017 @ 8:45PM (1 month ago)

The council voted down a proposal to hire more officers with the surplus. The ones voting against are obviously crying alligator tears about the homicides.

The best advice anyone could give to a new officer, or anyone else, is to find a job in a place that isn't intent on becoming another Detroit. In 20 years, this city will be much worse than today. Louisville's worst days are still ahead of it thanks to decades of incompetence here and in Frankfort.

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June 23rd, 2017 @ 3:31PM (1 month ago)

These arrogant Louisville judges are finally being told by those above them that they aren't the gods they think they are. I'd sue for slander and pursue judicial misconduct charges if I were that officer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Louisville judge's 2015 finding that a Metro Police Officer provided "false" testimony during a drunk driving case was "wholly unsupported," according to a ruling Friday by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The appeals court found Burke acted "erroneously" and Shake "erred" in adopting the "District Court's flawed factual determinations and resulting analysis."

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35736730/kentucky-appeals-court-clears-lmpd-officer-accused-by-judge-of-giving-false-testimony

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June 25th, 2017 @ 12:45PM (1 month ago)

Straight outta Hurstbourne! The shootings move to the east end more and more. LMPD will hand out ice cream next week and put a few more rainbow decals on cars in response. The Chief will school these civilians who expect protection that we can't arrest our way of this problem.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35738967/24-year-old-man-shot-outside-home-in-hurstbourne-identified

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June 25th, 2017 @ 2:20PM (1 month ago)

http://www.wave3.com/story/35743270/louisville-metro-corrections-officer-shot-in-clarksville-in-possible-craigslist-deal-gone-bad

As a law enforcement officer, please make sure that you are never a victim of a violent crime. Our thoughtful, local media will make a special effort to inform all of the individuals that you have come into contact with over the course of you career with not only the street on which you live, but a photo of the front of your residence for all to see. Maybe our FOP can partner with the media to have a special peer support program to provide officers and their families with access to a good realtor and a moving and storage company to be made available at a discount rate as part of our critical incident response.

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June 25th, 2017 @ 7:04PM (4 weeks ago)

Body count

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June 26th, 2017 @ 10:27AM (4 weeks ago)
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Shall we play a game?

It's called "Worldstar Roulette"

The rules are simple. Read the following headline, then, before clicking on the attached link, place your bets.

"Brawl Shuts Down San Francisco Westfield Mall"

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/06/25/brawl-shuts-down-san-francisco-westfield-mall/

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June 26th, 2017 @ 1:17PM (4 weeks ago)

Another set of angry snowflake "resistance" judges are put in their place by a higher court,

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35749209/supreme-court-reinstates-trump-travel-ban

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June 26th, 2017 @ 9:06PM (4 weeks ago)
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June 27th, 2017 @ 3:09PM (4 weeks ago)
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http://www.wave3.com/story/35761200/data-jefferson-county-leads-state-in-drug-overdose-deaths

It's a total mystery how this could have happened.

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June 28th, 2017 @ 7:23PM (4 weeks ago)

The department should stop stigmatizing certain professions with scary names like hitman in the media. This is the 21st century. They're called Termination Specialists.

I'm surprised at this error. Louisville Metro is usually so good at being politically correct, like when they refuse to release the physical descriptions of murder suspects posing an extreme danger to the community.

http://www.wlky.com/article/louisville-man-accused-of-trying-to-hire-hitman-to-kill-victim-in-florida/10227476

http://www.funny2.com/dictionary.htm

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June 29th, 2017 @ 8:41PM (4 weeks ago)
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http://www.wave3.com/story/35783139/two-conventions-cancel-on-louisville-because-of-religious-freedom-bill

"Lawmakers in California enacted the ban on all state-funded travel to Kentucky and several other states based on what they considered homophobic legislation."

"Cities that are inclusive win in the competition for jobs, for visitors and residence," Mayor Greg Fischer said."

It's ironic that hizhonor would be making the above comments on recent legislation. It seems that his views on religious freedom and tolerance have changed since the above photo was posted relating to the below linked article was posted following the unveiling of a stamp celebrating a mûslim holy holiday of Eid on June 13th, 2016. The day after the shooting at the Orlando, Pulse nightclub on June 12th, 2016, the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11. He might want to reach out to his mûslim high council and see how their views on homosexuality and tolerance line up before casting any more stones. (Metaphoric stones, that is. Not the actual stones that accused homosexuals are put to death with at the hands of íslamic extremist around the world.)

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2016/06/13/new-stamp-muslim-holidays-strikes-chord/85821326/

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June 29th, 2017 @ 10:25PM (4 weeks ago)

Couple things... LMPD has got to get stop sticks, teach PIT, allow rolling road blocks... SOMETHING, beside chasing until they run out of gas, crash or a real dept. stops them... 2nd that bet down WAS BULLSHIT. Dont take it personal, handcuff him and be done... Embarrassed and uncalled for. I hope there are suspensions...

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June 29th, 2017 @ 11:18PM (4 weeks ago)

The 9th Mobile just accomplished the first gang roundup in recent Louisville history. Where are the task force people? Maybe still taking group photos at a gay pride event?

LMPD Patrol 1

Fancy Boy Investigators http://www.whas11.com/news/local/police-seize-guns-arrest-6-in-russell-lee-park/453037497

We are our own worst enemy

June 30th, 2017 @ 8:45AM (4 weeks ago)

We are our worst enemy. I like thousands of others yesterday afternoon watched the WLKY news chopper coverage of the pursuit yesterday. Excellent job... bad guy got caught and nobody got hurt. However, in this day and age of overhead news choppers, dashcams, body cams, youtube, cell phone video, overzealous desk jockeys in PIU PSU and the chief's office, there are officers on our platoons who cannot control their emotions and display as much on live tv. We all know who they are. The bad guy definetly deserved what he got but what was accomplished? A few hot head officers were able to vent their anger for a few minutes. More importantly, the bad guy is now labelled a victim. Attorneys will be lining up for the civil rights violation case that is sure to follow. It was just a good thing that the suspect was not a black guy. New, more restrictive policy will be coming from the chief's office. Rest assured a colonoscopy is currently underway by the chief's office to see who was where and who did what. No stone will be unturned. News chopper footage will be examined in slow motion detail, CAD records will be poured over, bodycam footage will be watched over and over, and audio tape will be pulled to hear all transmissions. You're right. I was not there. But in 15 years I have been to plenty of scenes just like the one from yesterday and it's always the same thing. A few officers can't keep themselves in check. Don't give me that crap that the bad guy was resisting or reaching in his waist band... good luck with that ususal defense. There were so many officers crawling over the top of themselves that they looked like flies on a turd. If the bad guy had pulled a gun, officers would have shot themselves in cross fire. In addition, the officers who delivered the thumping will be hailed as heroes at roll calls and everybody will be giddy about the good job they did while secretly whispering to themselves "glad it wasn't me" since those officers will be under investitgation for months. When new restrictive policy comes out from the chief's office, we'll all sit around the roll call table complaining, but we will have no one to blame but ourselves. We are our own worst enemy.

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July 1st, 2017 @ 9:38AM (4 weeks ago)

SEE IT: Multi-state police chase ends with officers beating up suspect in Indiana field

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/car-chase-ends-cops-beating-suspect-field-article-1.3291186

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July 1st, 2017 @ 10:05AM (4 weeks ago)

The White-Conrad style of policing isn't working in Little Rock either. Buckner should probably be looking to sell that house he bought.

Little Rock Police: At least 17 injured after nightclub shooting http://www.abc15.com/news/national/little-rock-police-at-least-17-injured-after-nightclub-shooting

Woman's Car Hit Around 15 Times in Drive-By Shooting on LR Interstate. 9th drive-by shooting in the city in the past week. http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/womans-car-hit-around-15-times-in-drive-by-shooting-on-lr-interstate/752336603

Really?

July 1st, 2017 @ 2:24PM (4 weeks ago)

I can't believe the bag of dumba--es unaware that this entire thing was being recorded and broadcast. You're a moron. And you make us all look bad FFS.

https://i.imgur.com/Q9H57lq.gif

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July 1st, 2017 @ 8:03PM (3 weeks ago)

Ugh. Thanks guys.

https://www.facebook.com/policethepoliceACP/videos/1820135471336774/

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July 2nd, 2017 @ 1:21PM (3 weeks ago)

Here's something for the next diversity class and the Mayor's next speech about tolerance and inclusion. There may actually be something behind Trump's idea about extreme vetting after all.

India woman attacked with acid for fifth time

"A woman in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh who survived an alleged gang-rape and four separate acid attacks has been targeted again by an acid-thrower. She was attacked outside a women's hostel in Lucknow while getting water from a hand pump, police said. The woman, 35, had been receiving round-the-clock police protection because of the previous attacks, which were linked to a property dispute.

She was allegedly gang-raped and first attacked with acid by two men in 2008, over a property dispute, the details of which are not clear. The same two men are then accused of throwing acid at her twice more - in 2012 and 2013 - to try and get her to drop the criminal charges against them. n March, she was attacked again while travelling on a train with her daughter. This time she was forced to drink acid. Two men are facing trial for all of the attacks but were released on bail in April, the AFP agency reports. According to government figures, there are hundreds of such attacks involving acid each year in India, although campaigners say the real figures are much higher"

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July 2nd, 2017 @ 2:00PM (3 weeks ago)

Why haven't the state legislature and city councils in Kentucky returned the favor and started banning the purchase of goods and services from California-based companies? We had better get used to that, since they will be at the bottom of the ocean after a few more years of global warming.

Why is Mayor Fischer still planning to give $5 million we can't afford to California-based Google to install internet they will make a profit from?

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/30/lexington-denied-exemption-california-state-travel-ban/444432001/

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July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:50AM (3 weeks ago)

Greg, compassion kills in the police department. Time to be strong and hard on crime to overcome your stage name as the "Murder Mayor".

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July 3rd, 2017 @ 9:59PM (3 weeks ago)

Law enforcement from around the Metro gathered to address the decrease in delicious soft frozen foods. There has been a 20% decrease in their consumption compared to the same time last year. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad announced the formation of a task force made up of members of the FBI, DEA, ATF and the U.S. Marshall's office. Operation Tutti Frutti will focus on the conditions that lead to frozen dessert deprivation, such as not havin' no job. Conrad appealed to the community for help, asking people to come forward with information about new flavors. The department also plans to assign another 30 officers currently in patrol and detective positions to the Rainbow Sherbet Diversity task force.

http://www.wave3.com/story/35796491/operation-safe-serve-hopes-to-build-new-relationships

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July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:37PM (3 weeks ago)

ACLU Wages Fight Against "Blue Lives Matter" Legislation

The American Civil Liberties Union claims that its goal is to protect the individual rights of every citizen -- but apparently that mission doesn't extend to America's police officers. ACLU leaders just made a sick move in their ongoing fight against "Blue Lives Matter" legislation, and made it painfully clear where they stand. However, the ACLU is fighting against those pro-police changes. "Law enforcement are already the most protected class under law," ACLU Legislative Counsel Kanya Bennett said. "There is no need to further criminalize actions against them or increase cops' legal protection."

Bennett's explanation to the Caller was essentially that mandatory minimum sentences for people who target police officers would get in the way of sentencing reform, a movement which aims to reduce, not increase, the penalties and prison time for offenders.

The ACLU's position puts them at odds against not only Kentucky's new law, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Trump-appointed official has called for tougher minimum sentences for criminals, including those who traffic and distribute synthetic drugs. "The (ACLU) organization recently joined with more than 60 other justice groups in writing a letter in opposition to a synthetic drug bill raising sentences and granting Sessions more power in prosecuting drug crimes," the Caller reported.

In the cases of both anti-drug trafficking laws and pro-police bills, the ACLU has taken a strange position that seems to side with law breakers over law enforcement. "We just want to educate congresspeople on how damaging these 'Blue Lives Matter' bills can be, if you want to call them that," ACLU's Kanya Bennett said. In his view, it's apparently "damaging" to criminals to actually face hard consequences for their actions.

http://conservativetribune.com/aclu-against-blue-lives-matter/

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July 4th, 2017 @ 5:42PM (3 weeks ago)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ill-funded-police-pensions-put-cities-in-a-bind-1499180342

LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming...

July 6th, 2017 @ 3:02PM (3 weeks ago)

A small group actually supports the no confidence vote but not enough to pass it. Most of them are too afraid of making Fischer mad because he controls the hand outs they need for their re-election. The others see Conrad as an embarrassing albatross that will cost Fischer the election next year. Most people wrote off west end crime a long time ago as inevitable, including most of the council people and activists from there. They see police as a bigger problem than the murderers, although they give the murder victims' families lip service as if they care, which they don't. The west end will eventually reach 150 to 200 murders per year in the next decade unless a real set of leaders step up to replace Fischer and this assortment of has-beens and self-centered egotists. We'll probably also reach 600 overdose deaths per year too. The gang turf wars and heroin epidemic isn't going away anytime soon as long as the peacewalker is handing out ice cream cones instead of telling the department to do its job.

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/metro-government/2017/07/06/louisville-metro-council-goes-forward-no-confidence-vote-police-chief-steve-conrad/453031001/

What a friggin joke

July 6th, 2017 @ 10:14PM (3 weeks ago)

This mayor is a joke, and looks like he has stolen ideas from a former commander on this police dept. Where was this plan 6 years ago? And he still thinks this chief is great.

Here is Fischer's six-point plan to reduce crime, released by his office Thursday night:

Enforcement

Placing laser focus of law enforcement efforts on the small percentage of people who commit gun violence while ensuring the safety and security of our citizens

Hot-Spot Policing

Focus on Violent Offenders

Narcotics Trafficking

Federal Agency Partnerships

Intervention

A coordinated approach to intervening at the first sign of potential violence in the streets, schools and hospitals to reduce violence and to produce a more positive outcome

Zones of Hope

No More Red Dots

Trauma Response Collaborative

Pivot to Peace

Clergy Resource Team

Prevention

Reaching individuals, families and communities before violence happens so that violence is less likely to occur

Mayor's SummerWorks

Right Turn/Relmage/Metro Mentors

JCPS - Mini-grant recipients - PARKS

Pact in Action/ Youth Chats

Zones of Hope 100

Community Mobilization

Pulling together youth, neighborhood residents, community organizations and law enforcement to ensure a culture where gun violence is not tolerated

Cure Violence

Blockwatch/Neighborhood Associations

One Love Louisville Ambassadors

OSHN Advisory Council

OSHN External Agency Fund

Organization Change

Transforming policies, practices and systems to reduce gun violence

21st Century Policing

One Love Louisville Work Groups

Civil Citation Initiative

One Love Louisville Campaign

Restorative Justice/Cure Violence

Cardinal Success Program

Re-entry

Assisting those who have committed crimes come back into the community by providing resources and opportunities to prevent recidivism and re-build community

Re-entry Program for Incarcerated Youth

Relmage

2 FACT Program

Second Chance Employment

Fischer touched on several other things the city plans to help with, including hiring 55 new LMPD officers and calling for gun reform from Frankfort. 

He added that poverty can drive many of the problems the city faces in 2017.

"Poverty is often at the root of much of our crime," he said. "Today, one in seven Louisvillians lived in concentrated poverty. That's unacceptable."

Fischer also used the time to tout recent development in some of the aforementioned "hot-spot neighborhoods. For example, he cited "unprecedented levels of investment in west Louisville."

"These investments will mean better jobs, more opportunities, and a better quality of life," he said.

Speaking to the "spirit" of Muhammad Ali as he ended his prepared statement, Fischer called on citizens to draw a correlation between the story Ali told in his life and the one the city can use for its future.

"Let's capture that spirit. Let's nurture it in all our children," he said. "Ali's story is far from over. And ours is just beginning. Let's a write a new chapter in the history of Louisville, one where everyone in every neighborhood has an open path to greatness."

Fischer's six-point crime-prevention plan is outlined below:

And you can read Fischer's full prepared statement from Thursday's event here.

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LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming...

July 7th, 2017 @ 11:53AM (3 weeks ago)

It's a prog eat prog world...

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LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming...

July 8th, 2017 @ 2:05PM (3 weeks ago)

Here's an example of how wrong it is to say drug dealing is a victimless crime and they shouldn't be put behind bars. It's also an example of how drug violence is spreading far beyond the west end, all the way down to south of the Gene Snyder. The victims are lucky to be alive. It's pretty clear they would have been murdered had one of them not escaped.

"Donnie Ashby cut off a victim's finger with bolt cutters. Ashby and his alleged accomplice Anna "Nikki" Patterson held the three victims at gun point, tied up them up with cords and pistol whipped them. One victim managed to run away, get help and call the police. Police conducted a search warrant at Inn Town Suites and found more than an ounce of methamphetamine, heroin, suboxone pills and "assorted paraphernalia" including digital scales. The pair's arrest reports also stated that text messages in Patterson's phone indicated that they were selling drugs. Police said Patterson was sound with a large amount of money in her pants. "

http://www.wave3.com/story/35836532/police-victims-finger-cut-off-with-bolt-cutters-during-robbery

LMPD officer suspended for Facebook posts sues chief claiming...

July 9th, 2017 @ 4:07PM (2 weeks ago)
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