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26th Annual Gun Rights Conference Scheduled In Chicago Sept. 23-25
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"More than 650 gun rights activists have already pre-registered for the 26th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, which is being held Sept. 23-25 at the Chicago O’Hare airport Hyatt Regency."

"SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said this year’s GRPC will attract gun rights leaders and grassroots activists from across the country. It is being held in Chicago in recognition of the landmark Supreme Court ruling last year in McDonald v. City of Chicago that saw the Second Amendment incorporated to the states, thus applying to state and local gun laws and regulations as well as federal statutes. SAF brought that lawsuit in cooperation with the Illinois State Rifle Association and four Chicago residents." ...
 

‘Castaway’ inmate asks reps to investigate Florida ‘gunwalking’ allegations
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Crumpler remains just as adamant. 'Operation Castaway was a similar operation in Florida, at the same time, that desired, wanted and allowed firearms to be cast away to Honduras,' he writes." ...
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Submitter's note: Includes release from Rep. Bilirakis in re his letter to Eric Holder about DOJ stonewalling.
 

Gun Control – A Relic of Racism
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Racism is a word that is, unfortunately, tossed around all too freely in modern-day America."

"While it has become a catch-all villain in politics, responsible for all manner of Very Bad Things, there was a time when racism was a cherished institution in these United States. And although our nation has made great strides in confronting and vanquishing the evil of racism, some trappings remain, notably in the form of gun control." ...
 

Guitars, Guns, and Federal Excesses
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The whole idiotic assault on Gibson Guitars is reminiscent of what firearms dealers, manufacturers, importers, and owners have been dealing with for decades. Firearms importers have had literal boatloads of products seized on the basis of some obscure paperwork complication and even when the issue is resolved, the seized guns might not be returned. Gun shops have been closed down and their entire inventories confiscated on the basis of customers using 'Y' and 'N' rather than 'Yes' and 'No' on purchase forms ... When guns are returned, they are often damaged ... and there have even been cases where agents have lost parts of a dealers seized records and then come back and cited the dealers for not being able to produce the records the agents lost." ...
 

BATTLEGROUND: Concealed carry debate heating up nationally, locally
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Days after a federal judge ruled in a New York case that Empire State residents do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed handguns in public, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday took up the debate over whether states should be required to recognize and honor valid concealed carry permits or licenses issued by other states."

"This would make Washington’s concealed pistol license valid across the nation, an advantage that no citizen from any state currently enjoys, and likewise, licenses and permits from other states would be honored in the Evergreen State, just like a driver’s license." ...
 

Gun Industry Bankrolling The Marines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Violence Policy Center has this meme that gun rights movement only exists to build sales for the firearms industry. In return, the firearms industry fully funds it. This is, of course, nonsense and they know it."

"In their fevered imaginations, any donation made by any firearms company is for the sole purpose of co-opting the recipient and building firearm sales. To think that they would make the contribution out of a sense of patriotism, altruism, or a belief in constitutional rights is unfathomable to their little minds."

"Thus, I imagine the headline above is how VPC would respond to this donation made by Glock, Inc." ...
 

If defensive gun uses are illegal, that's indictment of law, not of self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 822, the 'National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.' This legislation would, as the name implies, require every state that does not outright ban private citizens to carry concealed firearms (all states except Illinois, in other words) to honor every other state's concealed carry permits, although many details regarding the legality of carrying of defensive firearms ... would still be left to each state's discretion."

"This, predicatably, has the anti-self-defense lobby shrieking with indignation. ..." ...
 

Question of the Day: How Do You Explain Your Gun to Non-Gun Folk?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Living in Texas isn’t always riding to the trading post on horseback and shooting Injuns. Between Dallas, Houston, and Austin, we have some serious high power, hi tech cities. I just happen to live in the liberal oasis of Travis County. Seen in this photograph. Keep in mind that I grew up in the sea of red west of Austin where guns are tools a person uses to get things done. They aren’t scary killing machines. They are like tractors, trucks, and women. Some are a little nicer than others, some a little heavier, some a little shinier; some have a bit too much power. But, when the rubber meets the road, they all have a purpose . . ." ...
 

Defending the Self-Defense Case Pt. 3
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Was the Client’s Belief Reasonable?"

"'[D]etached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of a knife.'
– Brown v. United States,
256 U.S. 335, 343, 41 S.Ct. 501, 65 L.E.2d 961 (1921)."

"What is Reasonable?"

"Most states employ a subjective and objective test for reasonableness. Once the attorney has analyzed the witness’ testimony and the experts’ reports and developed a theory about the facts in the incident, he or she can begin to develop a theory about the client’s intent and why his or her conduct was objectively reasonable." ...
 

Tyler Kee’s Ruger 10/22 Case Rupture
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the course of reviewing the Timney Trigger on my Ruger 10/22, I had a fairly major failure. A case ruptured and sprayed my shooting booth with shrapnel and debris. Just like every negligent discharge (a.k.a., 'accidental shooting') ever covered here, there were multiple breakdowns that led to me getting peppered. The full breakdown of events—including a double fire—is coming in Part 2 of my review of the Timney trigger replacement. Suffice to say, I had a mechanical failure and I did not give it the attention and respect that it deserved. Here are my two main takeaways . . ." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Let the Cops into Your House Without A Warrant
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I had a little chin wag with Brent Carlton yesterday. The president of comm2a.com (Commonwealth Second Amendment) and I discussed the case of Stan Sokolowski, a Lowell gun collector whose guns were stolen from his vault. The police investigation of the theft quickly became a police investigation of Mr. Sokolowski. Well, slowly, actually. The po-po interrogated Mr. S. for seven hours. Whilst checking out the crime scene, the cops found hand-loading supplies [allegedly] in excess of the Massachusetts Fire Marshall’s regs. They charged Sokolowski with illegal manufacture of explosives. Needless to say, the State yanked his firearms ID card; Sokolowski is now a gunless gun collector. Unarmed. So many important lessons here . . ." ...
 

Brady Campaign Applauds Florida Doctor-Gun Ruling
Submitted by: OpposingViews
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"Attorneys with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the law firms Ropes & Gray and Astigarraga Davis won a court ruling today blocking a gag law that would restrict health-care providers from warning patients about the risks posed by firearms." ...
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KABA Note: How about doctors warning patient about flat-out lies promulgated by anti-gun groups like the Brady Bunch? The law in no way prohibits "health-care providers from warning patients about the risks posed by firearms" it merely prohibits doctors from asking about gun ownership unless the doctor believes it is "relevant to the patient's medical care or safety, or the safety of others". Wow, so doctors can now ask about and record potentially sensitive and irrelevant information. What's next, asking about political affiliations?
 

AZ: In Arizona, the firearms lobby usually wins — despite the public's desires
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "It is often said, with passion, that guns don't kill people; people kill people. True enough. But it is not often said that knives don't kill people. Or, for that matter, that tire irons brandished in rage don't kill people. Of course they do, when taken in hand. Yet there is something in their lack of immediacy ... that always removes them from this argument."

"With good reason. It's hard to imagine Andres Fernando Buelna allegedly killing Benny Alvarez Casarez Jr. with a knife or a tire iron from within the cab of his truck. No, that would have required brutality at close quarters ..."

"Perhaps time enough to change the collision of possibilities. Perhaps not." ...
 

Captain America Takes Up The Second Amendment In Fear Itself #6. All Of It.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Partial spoilers, I know, but this is a news story. Honest."

"The treatment of Captain America at Marvel Comics has come in for some criticism, especially from the right of late. Placards aside, there was considerable disquiet as to what was seen as Captain America criticising what were seen as Tea Party supporters. Of course, that was a different man, Bucky, under the suit and he’s dead now."

"But in the final pages of this week’s Fear Itself #6 from Marvel Comics, as ... the apocalypse rolls across the Earth, he picks up a rifle, bearing arms. And appeals to raise a militia to make a stand. Using that exact language, straight from the American Constitition." ...
 

UT: Gun advocates advise arming against violence
Submitted by: David Nelson
Website: http://www.stonewallshootingsportsutah.org/

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"Two leaders of groups advocating the right to bear arms are advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state to arm themselves against the kind of violent attacks that have injured three gay Utahns in a two week span."

"'Surviving violence is dramatically increased when the victim is armed,' Stonewall Shooting Sports owner David Nelson said. 'More than 91 percent of armed victims who stopped crimes never fired a shot at their attackers. Showing or telling a criminal that the victim is armed is enough to stop the crime immediately.'" ...
 

ATF does Texas bust right; Issa back on Fast & Furious point
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives did a gun trafficking 'sting' the right way – the way ATF whistleblowers have told Congress it should be done – in Texas the other day."

"Meanwhile, the man investigating the agency’s gun running fiasco in Arizona – Operation Fast and Furious – is back from the August recess with what appear to be fully-charged batteries. Congressman Darrell Issa, whose House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating Fast and Furious, renewed his call for candor and his complaints about Obama administration stonewalling in an interview with Fox News." ...
 

Katie Pavlich On Mueller's And Big Sis's Denial (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com was on NRA News last night with Cam Edwards discussing the testimony on Tuesday by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller."
 

Connecting the Dots: How the Left Works
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "There you have it. This is how the Left operates: they pay for lies to be published, and then demand investigations on the basis of those lies. Why are they out to get Issa? No secret there, either. His committee has embarrassed the Obama administration with its investigation of ATF’s Fast and Furious program. At this point, best case for the Obama administration is that the scandal ends with Attorney General Eric Holder. So Issa has become public enemy number one." ...
 

Issa on Fox. "It went all the way to the White House." (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Issa on Laura Ingraham. "Willful Ignorance." (audio story)
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Cartel Cache Found in the U.S.; What About The Bigger Guns to Goons Scandal?
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"I’m not going to do the whole ATF Death Watch thing here, again, today, lest Magoo think I’m de-gilding the lilly. But I’ve been saying for some time that Gunwalker, Castaway, etc. are a side show to real Mexican cartel gun running action: official U.S. sales to Latin America, including the 2,547,047 'items' sold to the Mexican military in the last fiscal year. To wit: 'U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande,' monitor.com reports . . ." ...
 

Rick Perry Stonewalling on Where He Stands on The Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The UN 'Small Arms Treaty.' The unconstitutional Brady gun owner registration scheme. Banning of firearms. Eliminating the ATF."

"Where does Rick Perry stand on these important Second Amendment issues?" ...

"With one day left before the September 15th deadline for Governor Perry to return his [NAGR] Presidential Survey, he has so far thrown up a stone wall."

Yeah, Governor Perry says he carries and that he has killed a coyote. But I carry every day as well. That doesn’t make me pro-gun." ...

"Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann have returned their NAGR Presidential Surveys 100% in support of our Second Amendment rights. Herman Cain has as well." ...
 

Huntsman takes Hampton tour
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Former Utah governor and presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is banking on a win in the state's first-in-the-nation primary to keep his campaign for the presidency alive."

"Just how important is it?"

"'It's critically important for our campaign, and we are putting a lot of our chips down in New Hampshire,' Huntsman said after his visit Wednesday in Hampton. 'We are playing it straight up with all the seriousness and vigor that a victory will require, and I think we are going to do well.'" ...
 

Presidential candidate John Davis visits Montana (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Republican Presidential candidate John Davis is traveling through Montana."

"Davis owns his own business in Grand Junction, Colorado."

"Davis admits his name isn't well recognized among the American people. so he is traveling to every county of the United States before the Presidential election." ...

"'I'm pro-God, family and country, pro-military, second amendment, pro-life, balanced budget, pro-doing the right thing for the right reason. We gotta get back to doing things for the people of America,' Davis told Montana's News Station." ...
 

NY: Upset! Republican Turner wins congressional seat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Retired businessman Bob Turner of Breezy Point won the special election to replace Anthony Weiner as congressman for the 9th District Tuesday, defeating state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) and putting the seat in Republican hands for the first time since the 1920s." ...

"Turner also backs Second Amendment gun rights, while Weprin is pro-gun control; Turner is pro-life and Weprin pro-choice on abortion; and Turner is against any tax hikes on income and capital gains, while Weprin backs increasing rates on high earners to help close the federal deficit." ...
 

IL: GOP candidates for state Senate speak at Tea Party forum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Six Republican candidates for three state Senate seats in central Illinois showed unanimity on a number of issues Wednesday night and avoided taking any shots at each other."

"The six, who spoke at an Illiana Tea Party forum at Danville Area Community College attended by about 120 people, will face off against each other in pairs in the Republican primary election next March." ...

"All six said they support the Second Amendment and would support concealed-carry legislation in Illinois, which is the only state that bars gun owners from carrying a weapon. Five of the six — all but Nudo — said they are gun owners." ...
 

IL: Koppie in race for 33rd District, too
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'I was tea party before there was a tea party,' said Chad Koppie of Gilberts."

"Koppie has formally announced a run for the state Senate, this time for the seat in the newly created 33rd District."

"Koppie is a member of the Kane County Regional Board of Schools and, he said, he’s 'been around, very active in Illinois politics for a long time.'" ...

"Koppie described himself as pro-Second Amendment, pro-concealed carry, pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, pro-school vouchers, pro-death penalty, and anti-illegal immigration." ...
 

TX: Twice-elected former judge who helped create first Dallas domestic violence court running for new House seat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rockwall attorney and twice-elected former Dallas County Criminal Court Judge Jim Pruitt, who was instrumental in creating the first dedicated domestic violence court in Dallas, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the new District 33 seat in the Texas House of Representatives." ...

"Pruitt said he is proud of his judicial experience and he has worked hard to establish himself as a conservative and equitable voice in the community. ..."

"... while on the bench, he was the founder and a lead lecturer for the Dallas Weapons Education Safety Training Program. In the class he taught weapons, self-defense and protection of property laws to many citizen groups, including attorneys and law enforcement officers." ...
 

Wayne LaPierre On National Right To Carry Reciprocity (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held hearings on Tuesday on HR 822 - the Nation Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. Wayne LaPierre was interviewed about the hearings and HR 822 by Ginny Simone of NRA News."
 

House Considers Whether Gun Permits Can Cross State Lines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Congressional lawmakers yesterday heard testimony on a federal bill that would give Americans who hold permits to carry firearms in their home states the right to carry their weapons across state lines."

"The sponsors of the legislation, dubbed the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, maintain that people’s Second Amendment rights should encompass the right to carry their firearms outside their home states." ...
 

Rep. Trey Gowdy On The HR 822 Hearings (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. He discussed HR 822 and the hearings with Ginny Simone of NRA News."
 

IL: Ill. legislators remain split on concealed carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The May defeat of concealed carry legislation left some Illinois residents upset."

"U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren released a press statement addressing a letter he recently sent to Illinois lawmakers regarding concealed carry legislation."

"In the letter, Hultgren pointed out that the Supreme Court has made it clear that the Constitution guarantees Americans' individual rights to protect themselves in the Second Amendment, ruling in 2008 and 2010 that Americans have the right to possess firearms." ...
 

FL: Firearms ordinances might get shot down
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A state law that goes into effect Oct. 1 will prohibit municipalities from regulating the use of firearms."

"The law has city and county officials across the state scrambling to remove firearms' ordinances on their books."

"In Crestview, at an Aug. 22 city council meeting, updates to three ordinances were introduced that, if passed upon their second reading, would remove firearms from the list of weapons that can’t be discharged in the corporate city limits of Crestview. Pistols would also be struck from a list of weapons that, if carried in public, constitute disorderly conduct." ...
 

NM: Ruidoso mayor bans guns on city property
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ruidoso Mayor Ray Alborn has banned people from wearing weapons while on city government properties."

"But, if anyone thinks the city of Las Cruces has any plans to follow his lead, they're just shooting blanks."

"City Manager Robert Garza said Las Cruces has no intention of banning people from wearing firearms, provided they are legally authorized to do so. Officials in Mesilla and Hatch also said there are no policies in their municipal ordinances that ban firearms." ...
 

NH: House restores deadly force
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Above the objections of the governor and law enforcement, and against the protests of Democrats who decried the lack of public notice, the Republican-controlled House yesterday voted to allow citizens to use deadly force in self-defense wherever they have 'a right to be' without attempting to retreat."

"Senate Bill 88 was vetoed by Gov. John Lynch in July, and the veto was overridden by the Senate last week. Yesterday, the House also voted with the necessary two-thirds majority, 251-111, to override the veto and move the bill into law, effective in 60 days." ...
 

FL: Lee County bows to state on gun issue
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Lee County gave up its ability to dictate where weapons with legal permits are allowed Tuesday, but the ordinance didn’t pass without some harsh words."

"County commissioners Brian Bigelow and Ray Judah dissented in the 3-2 vote."

"Bigelow said he was stunned by a new state law, which takes effect Oct. 1." ...

"State law has barred local authorities from adopting their own gun restrictions since 1987, but it lacked an enforcement component."

"The Legislature in May passed a tougher law that penalizes local governments that enforce their own gun regulations." ...
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Submitter's Note: So Brian and Ray thing that Lee County citizens need to obey county law, but are upset that the county has to follow state law?
 

FL: Sen. Evers fired up over judge's ruling on gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"State Sen. Greg Evers said he is 'appalled' by a federal judge's decision to block enforcement of a law that restricts what doctors can say to their patients about guns."

"The Baker Republican sponsored the bill that made it illegal for a doctor to ask patients about guns in the home."

"'What's more important — the First or the Second Amendment? I thought we supported all the constitutional amendments,' he said. 'I didn't know we picked and chose the ones we want.'"

"Evers said his bill did not prevent doctors from asking questions because of a specific safety concern. It does prohibit doctors from including inquiries about gun ownership on general questionnaires." ...
 

FL: Judge Blocks Florida Law Banning Doctors from Gun Talk
Submitted by: OpposingViews
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"A federal judge has blocked a Florida law that bans doctors from asking their patients about guns, saying such talk does not violate constitutional gun rights. However the judge ruled that banning the discussion does violate free speech rights."

"Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the law in June, contending that a doctor asking a patient if they have guns violates privacy laws, and possibly even the 2nd Amendment. But a doctor's group and the Brady Campaign sued to stop the law, saying doctors must talk to their patients about their safety, and that includes guns." ...
 

MS: Former Natchez County, Mississippi Officer Sentenced for Theft and Civil Rights Violations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"DeWayne Johnson, 33, of Natchez, Mississippi, a former Natchez Police Department officer, was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison by United States District Court Judge David Bramlette for crimes related to the theft and subsequent unlawful use of credit cards that belonged to a person in the custody of Johnson while he was on duty, the Department of Justice announced. Johnson was also sentenced to serve two years’ supervised release." ...
 

SC: Aiken Co. family upset after dog shot, killed by law enforcement officer (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Aiken County family asked a deputy to stop by the house because their son was getting harassing phone calls. But when the deputy stepped out of the car, things quickly got out of hand."

"The family says he shot too soon at their dog, who died after the incident."

"'The deputy has to come home safe and the dog had to be stopped,' said Cpt. Troy Elwell with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office."

"But the dog's owner has something different to say."

"'Abby has no teeth -- the officer said he saw teeth -- that dog is 15 years old, has arthritis and don't even have no teeth,' said Scott Wright." ...
 

MD: Seventh city officer pleads guilty to extortion
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Baltimore Police Officer Jhonn S. Corona pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy and extortion for accepting kickbacks from the owners of an auto repair shop in a scheme that spread through the department."

"Seventeen officers were charged in the case through a criminal complaint, and 10 of them were also indicted by a grand jury, though more charges could be coming. Prosecutors indicated in a court filing last month that they intend to file a 'superseding indictment in the fall.'" ...
 

NJ: Former Essex County Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Union Township resident who was a former Essex County Deputy Sheriff admitted to laundering money he believed was the proceeds of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced."

"Eric Hawkins, 43, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court." ...
 

CO: 4 Women Sue City Over Incident Outside Denver Diner
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The city of Denver is now facing a series of lawsuits stemming from a case of police officers using excessive force." ...

"The situation was captured on one of the city’s High Activity Location Observation cameras. The HALO cam video ... showed Denver Officer Kevin Devine pulling Thomas by her arm. ..."

"'I was shoved, pinned down, then by another police officer pepper sprayed as I tried to get away,' Thomas said."

"Devine, and Officer Ricky Nixon, who is also seen on the video macing a woman on her knees, were both fired. The city’s Manager of Safety said they were deceptive and left details of the incident out of their reports." ...
 

CO: Judge threatens Denver with daily fines over release of police excessive-force documents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A federal judge has threatened Denver with $5,000-a-day fines if city officials don't make 'substantial progress' toward handing over police excessive-force documents that are the subject of a lawsuit."

"Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane had already scolded the city in a previous order for failing to turn over the documents, which detail how the city handled excessive-force complaints made against officers in the past eight years." ...
 

NJ: Business (Corruption) As Usual In Camden, NJ
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Camden, New Jersey, one of the true garden spots of the Garden State, is a tough place. The south Jersey town just across the Delaware River from the City of Brotherly Love is known far and wide for its operatic levels of corruption in pretty much every aspect of public life. So when news came that Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson (above) issued a gun permit to a city councilman who also happened to be a convicted criminal, it was probably difficult to find anyone who was terribly surprised. But Thomson is claiming he’s the victim in this sordid tale…" ...
 

GA: Royston officer charged with child molestation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On Tuesday agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Royston police officer Timothy Irwin Lewis on child molestation charges."

"Lewis was arrested after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a minor, according to reports." ...
 

OH: Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputy is charged in Metroparks incidents
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"A Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputy was charged today with menacing and public indecency stemming from two summer incidents in the Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Reservation."

"Paul Lawrence, 32, is accused of masturbating in his car on June 12 and following two women on Aug. 29, a day he had called in sick. He faces four misdemeanor charges, two in Rocky River municipal court and two in Lakewood municipal court." ...
 

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