Hero of the Day: Cop Jumps in River to Save Drowning Dog in Colombia

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A heroic rescue was captured on video this week as a Colombian police officer leapt into a raging river to save a small dog from drowning after a deadly mudslide ravaged the region.

The cops were searching for survivors when they noticed the animal floating down the Liboriana River, and so they started chasing after it down the bank.

The video shows one of the cops jumping in and struggling against the current before scooping it up and bringing it to safety.

He then performs CPR on the dog (including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) to help bring it back to life.

“Principe” has since recovered from the incident and is now “in good hands,” according to the police.

See more at WIN!

Invention of the Day: New ‘Alternative’ Gun Attachment May Prevent Shooting Deaths

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The Ferguson Police Department is testing out a new device which they think might help prevent unnecessary shooting deaths.

“The Alternative” was invented by a retired police officer and is produced by a California-based company called Alternative Ballistics. It’s an orange accessory that sits on the end of a gun and basically slows down the bullet so it is less likely to kill someone (although it has never actually been used on a human).

“It’s going to feel like you’re getting punched in the chest by Barry Bonds,” CEO Christian Ellis told CNN. “It’s going to break some ribs.”

The company claims it only takes a few seconds to attach the device to the gun, and it doesn’t obstruct the view of the target through the sight.

Here’s a description of how it works according to Alternative Ballistics:

Once the weapon is fired; the bullet embeds itself inside the projectile with no chance of escaping, simultaneously transferring the bullet’s energy, propelling it directly at the target. Once the bullet is fired from the gun into the projectile they permanently become one unit. The docking unit will automatically eject from the weapon and the firearm returns to its normal function before it cycles in a new round.

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Dashcam of the Day: Cop Sings Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’

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When you're tweeted about by Taylor Swift, you know you've made it. Either that, or you've somehow incurred her wrath and she's going to write a passive aggressive song about you.

Officer Jeff Davis in Delaware was recently "caught" on camera singing along to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," while riding around in his car. The video has gone viral with over 14 million views since it was posted on January 16.

"While reviewing in-car cameras, we tend to see some 'interesting' things," the Dover Police Department writes in the video above. "We decided to share some of them with you in a new series we call 'Dashcam Confessionals.'"

He gets really into the song with some great hand gestures and facial expressions, but, unfortunately, the whole thing was staged, according to a spokesman for the police department.

Here's Swift's take on it below, to which the police department replied "Thanks for the mention Taylor Swift! Duet sometime?"

Joke of the Day: Australian Police Slam Nickelback

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The Queensland Police Service is having a little fun at Nickelback's expense this Christmas.

The cops posted this photo of one of their recently unwrapped CDs on Facebook along with the following message:

Police media team report a suspicious package has been received as part of the office secret Santa. It will now be destroyed

Apparently hating on Nickelback has now become an international pastime.

Sorry Chad.

Parody of the Day: ‘Leaked’ NYPD Body Cam Footage

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio recently introduced body cameras for the NYPD in light of the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island and the unrest following the decision to not indict the officer responsible.

And in case you were wondering what a typical day in the life of a New York City police officer entails, "Funny or Die" has obtained some exclusive, leaked footage from the body cams, involving donuts, c0caine and selfies.

Escape Artist of the Day: Magician Gets Out of Speeding Ticket with Rubik’s Cube

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New York magician Steven Brundage was pulled over for speeding last week, but he made his ticket magically disappear!

Well not exactly, but the curious cops did away with the ticket after he put on a little show for them with a Rubik's cube.

But seriously - how did he do that?

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges Posed for a Photo With a Local, Local News and Police Interpret it as "Gang Signs."

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Local TV station KSPT had another story: That the mayor was intentionally making a "gang sign" with the volunteer, a former felon.



The other twist in the story? Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was just off camera during that entire photo shoot, on the far left here:



Something seems fishy here, beyond mere ignorance and hasty sensationalized news reporting. The best response so far has come from the mayor's husband, Greg Cunningham: