Connecticut Cop Who Shot at Unarmed Couple in Car Charged With Felony Assault, Reckless Endangerment

By Dave Collins, Associated Press A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple’s car and wounded a 22-year-old woman was charged Monday with felony assault and reckless endangerment. State’s Attorney Patrick Griffin determined the April 16 use of force in New Haven was not justified and filed charges against Hamden officer Devin […]

Double Standard: Why Do Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Get a ‘Cooling Off’ Period Before Being Questioned?

By Lisa Marie Payne, Associated Press After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer’s version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department’s contract. That opportunity […]

Suspect Shot and Killed After Woman Found Dead at Home of Tarzan Actor Ron Ely

UPDATE: Various media reports indicate that Ely’s 62-year-old wife, Valerie Lundeen Ely, was stabbed to death by her 30-year-old son Cameron who was subsequently shot to death by responding Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies. -/-/-/-/- There’s a lot that still isn’t known about this situation, but according to ksby.com . . . Officers responded to […]

Since California Won’t Put Those Convicted of Gun Crimes Away Long Enough, The Federal Government Is Doing it For Them

California is more than happy to pile on more and more gun control laws that almost exclusively affect law-abiding citizens. But when it comes to keeping criminals convicted of gun crimes off the street, they’re not  particularly interested. California has some of the nation’s strongest gun control laws, with 15 more signed into law Friday by Gov. Gavin […]