While cyber-surfing the various crime blogs that I follow, I stumbled across a headline that read, “Riot shield sledding police officers reprimanded.” Intrigued by the “shield sledding” action verb, I couldn’t resist tapping into the bulk of the story. I must admit that I was expecting to read a story about police misconduct that would ignite my fury at police officers that recklessly tarnish the badge. What I found instead, was a group of police officers near Oxford, England, who were disciplined for using their riot shields to sled down a hill.
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Here is a great story about a couple of suspects who happened to run right onto a field where off-dusty cops were playing football. Naturally, the suspects were tackled before being shackled. Watch the video below for the full story.
What did your chief give you this Christmas? The Kenosha, Wis., Police Department has put together their own version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” that features, jelly donnuts, bullets, untrained rookies, and more. These guys obviously had a good time spreading Christmas cheer. And the hope you will feel it too.
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Here at The Neighborhood Crime Map, we want to keep you safe over this Thanksgiving holiday. Not only do we want to make sure that, if you are traveling, you secure your home before you leave and take other precautionary measures (as outlined in this nifty Prevention Works blog post), but we want to make you will be safe on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.
So here is a list of things you can do to ensure that you can stay safe and unhurt as you battle the hordes of deal-hunting shoppers lined up outside the mall at 3am.
A landlord in Richmond, Va., was recently found guilty of over 180 property-maintenance violations on over 150 properties that his company, Bayou Properties, owns in the Richmond Area. In addition to a $177,000 fine, and 30 days in jail, the landlord has been sentenced to live in one of his rental properties for 40 days under house arrest. Continue reading