Ommegang. Art of Darkness. Belgian dark ale. Great beer. 8.9% abv. This one has 9 months on it. Nom nom nommy.
Beer two. Deschutes 25 birthday Black Butte Reserve. Dates, figs, and cocoa nibs aged in bourbon barrels. Dark fruit. Mellow. A little on the sweet side. Light carbonation. 12.5% abv. There are two of these in the cellar. We cracked this one to gauge it’s starting point. I can only imagine what two or three years will do for it.
“In addition its primary payload, the rocket will also carry a dozen mini satellites funded by the National Reconnaissance Office and @NASA,” tweets @ODNIgov. “Founded in 1961 the NRO is the agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites.”
The recent release by the L.A. Times of hiring documents from the Los Angeles County Sheriff
A former Lorain County corrections officer faces a minimum of 15 years in prison after a jury found him guilty Friday of murdering his wife.
William Dembie Jr. was found guilty on two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault and a single count of domestic violence. However, he was not convicted on a count of aggravated murder.
The corrections officer was arrested after he allegedly admitted to killing his wife.
Deputies from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Grafton Township after receiving a call from a man who said he had just beheaded his wife.
When deputies responded to the scene, they were approached by the corrections officer who told them he had killed his wife, authorities said.
Deputies then entered the house and found the woman’s body, which had suffered multiple stab wounds, but was not beheaded, according to the sheriff’s office.
Dembie will be sentenced Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
He faces a sentence of 15-23 years to life in prison.
Former Police Commissioner Ian Blair, Director of The Centre for Criminology at Oxford Ian Loader, Director of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology Lawrence W. Sherman, and former Justice Secretary Charlie Falconer debate the power of the police.
Back in September, several NYPD officers were confronted with an agitated mentally ill man in Times Square. When — according to the officers — they believed
Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now. What in the hell is going on? What kind of world do we live in?
Marcus Thomas, the former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division, told the Post that that sort of creepy spy laptop recording is “mainly” used in terrorism cases or the “most serious” of criminal investigations. That doesn’t really make it less crazy (or any better) since the very idea of the FBI being able to watch you through your computer is absolutely disturbing.
Just like the Patriot Act was going to be used for terrorism? It’s been used for 1,618 drug cases and only 15 terrorism-related cases.
Cover your laptop’s camera with a small piece of paper or whatever you like. Not only because of the government but other individuals can potentially hack into your computer and access the camera as well. Regardless of their intent or who pays them to do so, there is no need to allow a strange man to watch you in the privacy of your home. Protect yourself!
A 19-year Black veteran of the Nassau, New York police force has publicly questioned her Nov. 29 arrest, saying she was racially profiled by colleagues despite her identifying herself as an officer, WNBC-TV reported on Thursday.
“I have been terribly disappointed by the Nassau County Police Department, to whom I have dedicated two decades of my work life,” Officer Dolores Sharpe said during a press conference. Sharpe was picked up on charges of resisting arrest and harassment while off-duty, after being confronted by an unidentified white officer she said she did not know while shopping at a West Hempstead store.
According to Sharpe and her attorney, Fred Brewington, the officer approached her before and after she visited the store, arguing that she parked in a spot blocking his view while he carried out an investigation. Brewington said that while the officer did not use racial slurs against Sharpe, he did employ “all types of curse words and [made] comments to her that I can’t repeat.”
Two university professors hired by the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office say statistical data conclusively shows deputies there are racially profiling Latino drivers.
The two analyses were filed in U.S. District Court last week as part of a federal civil rights complaint against Sheriff Terry Johnson.
Psychologist John Lamberth reviewed years of citation and arrest data and concluded that Johnson’s deputies cited Latinos for violations at a rate more than six times higher than whites — the biggest racial disparity he had ever observed in the United States.
Johnson’s lawyer, Chuck Kitchen, points to a third study commissioned by the defense that concluded there was no racial profiling. Johnson, a Republican, has claimed the federal lawsuit against him is politically motivated.
The New York Times has the stats today from a police department report detailing all of the shootings in 2012 involving NYPD officers. More people were killed by police and more cops were shot last year than any other time during the Bloomberg administration.
The Hour Before His Death
"I’d like to break your f***ing neck right now"
That’s what one deputy can be heard saying after restraining Goldson when he attempted to escape custody about an hour before his death.
When Goldson hit Deputy Justice with his shackles, three county and city law enforcement officers responded to the scene.
Dashcam video from Georgetown Police Patrol Officer Matt Staggs recorded the response, as well as a conversation between the officers and Goldson.
Goldson can be heard panting on the recording as he is held down.
“Shut up dude,” one officer yells.
“What’s your name, trash?” another asks.
“Zach Goldson,” Goldson responds, choking and gulping in air.
"Since we’ve got an injured deputy, that’s another felony,” an officer later tells Goldson.
"Yeah. Hope you like prison b***h," another chimes in.
Then later, “I’d like to break your f***ing neck right now.
After his midnight shift began on a Wednesday evening late last January, Macon police officer Troy Guidry sent a text message to a buddy on the force.
“Ready to go shopping tonight,” Guidry’s text to officer Jon Wantz said.
For weeks, Guidry had had his eyes peeled for a tractor. He’d been wanting to spruce up the tree line around his 2½ acre yard in eastern Monroe County.
As it happened, a small Kubota tractor, an orange one with a backhoe on it, was parked inside the gate at the Mr. Rooter plumbing company on Roff Avenue, less than a minute’s drive from the Pio Nono Avenue precinct office where Wantz and Guidry were based.
Guidry texted Wantz again: “I think you had a good idea about that little orange one at the rooter place.” Guidry added that if he spotted a tractor loaded on a trailer, “its mine.”
A few hours later, about midnight, the two cops scoped out the plumbing company while on duty. The gate was open.
A man who lives nearby heard one of the officers announcing his presence, saying, “Macon police,” as if to ward anyone off.
Wantz and Guidry took turns using Wantz’s pellet rifle to shoot out the plumbing company’s security lights. They exchanged texts about how those “lights are tough” to bust.
Guidry texted Wantz, his lookout: “As soon as I get that light I’m getting the trailer.”
With the trailer, the tractor on it, hitched to Guidry’s pickup, Wantz, in his squad car, escorted Guidry north to the Monroe County line.
They hadn’t known that a surveillance camera at the FedEx on Roff Avenue had recorded their getaway. Or that the tractor’s owners had outfitted the Kubota with a GPS tracker that, when the tractor was cranked, pinpointed its location.
Not long after his shift ended about daybreak, Guidry arrived home. A neighbor saw him, still in uniform, driving the tractor. Around the same time, someone at Mr. Rooter checked a computer screen and realized one of the company’s tractors, a $24,000 Kubota, was somewhere it shouldn’t be — 14 miles up Ga. Highway 87 near Lake Juliette.
About 8:30 a.m., Monroe sheriff’s deputies wheeled into Guidry’s dirt driveway.
Guidry sent Wantz an urgent text: “Cops are here!!!”
“Well, good luck with that,” Wantz replied, perhaps unsure whether Guidry was kidding.
But Guidry’s text to Wantz half an hour later left little doubt.
“I’m so f——d,” it said.