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Hayward police involved in shooting

3,3,13 HAYWARD — Police were investigating an officer involved shooting Sunday morning, the third time Bay Area police opened fire on suspects this weekend. The shooting happened around 3:20 a.m. near the intersection Fletcher Lane and Watkins Street, said Hayward police. It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect was dead. According to media reports police pulled over the suspect who later tried to back his vehicle into officers who then opened fire. This incident followed police shootings in San Jose and San Francisco. Both incidents involved car chases and ended … Continued


Milwaukee Police Chief’s Freudian Slip: “I’ve Got Officers Out in the Streets Every Day Trying to *Commit* Violence”

Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn, a rabid citizen disarmament advocate, had a revealing Freudian slip while speaking at Diane Feinstein’s senate hearing on gun control. He told the committee, referencing the turf he lords over, “The fact of the matter is, I’ve got officers out in the streets of that city every day trying to commit violence.” No doubt he meant to say “prevent” violence, he went on to describe a world on the brink of chaos where the only thing holding society together was his goons on every street … Continued


Boy dependent on blood transfusions for 6 years meets his donors

OAKLAND, Calif. — A six-year-old San Ramon boy was reunited in Oakland Friday with a small group of blood donors who helped keep the boy alive for six years. Dillon Low came into this world sick, diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan anemia, a rare genetic disorder that causes low red blood cells. “He had increased heart rate,” said Carol Low, Dillon’s mother. “Within minutes they rushed him to the NICU and they immediately gave him a blood transfusion,” Dillon needed blood transfusions nearly every day for six years until he was able … Continued


Pursuit suspect shot and killed by Daly City police officer

SAN FRANCISCO — A suspect involved in a high-speed pursuit with Daly City and San Francisco police was shot and killed during a foot chase, authorities said. The incident began early Saturday at an intersection of John Daly Boulevard and Santa Barbara Avenue in Daly City when a Daly City police officer tried tried to make a felony stop on a car with two men inside. Shortly after, the driver brandished a firearm at the officers and then fled the scene. After a high-speed chase through the city, the pursuit … Continued


Protesters briefly take over Vallejo City Council chambers

Dozens of anti-police protesters who had gathered at City Hall briefly took over Vallejo City Council Chambers on Tuesday night during a special council meeting, police said. About 50 people moved inside the chambers about half an hour after the meeting’s 6 p.m. start, at which time council members retreated to a back room, City Manager Dan Keen said. The demonstrators — who were protesting police brutality stemming from a fatal officer-involved shooting of Mario Romero in September — then took over the council dais and used the chambers’ sound … Continued


Two arrested after armed robbery at Mechanics Bank

PINOLE, Calif. — A suspect was arrested Friday after allegedly pointing a gun at a teller at a bank in Pinole, demanding money and then fleeing in a vehicle parked outside, police said Saturday. At about 4:30 p.m., the Pinole Police Department received a call of a hold-up alarm at Mechanics Bank, located at 2690 Pinole Valley Road, in the Pinole Valley Shopping Center. The suspect entered the bank, jumped on the teller counter and told everyone inside the bank to get on the floor, police said. The suspect then … Continued


Suspect in Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch murder brags online about fast life

  Ammar Harris, 26, is being sought by police in… (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas triple murder suspect Ammar Harris has a smirk on his face in a 90-second YouTube video that shows him flashing a thick stack of $100 bills. The video is just one of many online displays of bravado being examined by police in which Harris boasts of a high-rolling lifestyle of luxury cars, prostitutes and boat trips with scantily clad women. The 26-year-old is the subject of a multi-state manhunt … Continued


Oakland: Chaos near Fruitvale BART station after attempted drive-by shooting

OAKLAND — A drive-by shooter firing on a car near the Fruitvale BART station Thursday morning missed his target, but the car wound up crashing into two other vehicles and a taco truck outside a popular restaurant, police said. After crashing, the occupants of the car ran away as the gunman continued to shoot at them but did not hit them, police said. Two vehicles in a parking lot were hit by gunfire. The violence unfolded about 10:35 a.m. in the 3900 block of San Leandro Street when at least … Continued


Oakland schools seek local control and money with No Child Left Behind waiver

Oakland and eight other school districts are asking the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver of tough school standards in order to pursue alternative performance measures that could return millions of dollars in federal funds back to local control. Superintendents of Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, Santa Ana, Sanger and Clovis unified school districts announced Thursday they are seeking their own waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements after the federal government rejected an application for exemption by the state of California last year. The … Continued


Texas cop fired for shooting 41 times at suspect, killing him.

A Texas police officer who fired 41 shots at a chase suspect in August has been fired. The Garland Police Department confirmed that it fired Officer Patrick Tuter after an internal investigation into the Aug. 12, 2012, shooting. Michael Allen, 25, was shot and killed after a high-speed chase that began in Garland and ended in Mesquite, Texas. Allen was wanted on suspicion of eluding police in Sasche a few days earlier. Garland police spokesman Officer Joe Harn said Tuter violated the department’s general order of use of force and … Continued