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A Chicago police officer shot and killed 19-year-old black man Quintonio Legrier, and 55-year-old black woman Bettie Jones this morning, while responding to a domestic disturbance call, officials said.

As officers were called to the scene this morning at 4:25AM they were informed Legrier was seen brandishing a baseball bat, and in an evolving confrontation with his father. The officers described the young Legrier as a "combative subject."

Legrier's mother told the press his son was dealing with mental issues and was prone to loud, but never violent behavior.

"My son has seven bullet wounds in him," Cooksey told WLS-TV. "That's too much." Police disclosed the shooting is under current investigation, and has been referred to Chicago's main police oversight agency.

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Two men, Herbert-Gumbs and Mark Soto were arrested with enough blow last Thursday to frost a fu**ing ski slope—136 pounds to be exact. According to drug prosecutors the drugs seized could've been resold for as much as 3 million dollars.

Perhaps even more shocking than the sheer amount of cocaine discovered, was the decision by the two crooks to stamp some their product with "Messi," as a shoutout to their favorite famous Argentinian soccer player.

Herbert-Gumbs and Mark Soto each face four felony drug possession charges that combined could clock out at 100 years in prison.

police image A British Police Advertisement for Old Cell Doors is Really a Clever Reminder of Where You DON'T Want to End Up
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This Facebook post advertised free cell doors for pickup and became a funny message to remind citizens out there to stay on the right side of the law. This is the whole post:



They didn't stop there though, it looks like Sergeant Colin Taylor stuck around to answer a few questions as well:



Animal of The Day: Boston Transit Police Remind People Not to Take up Train Seats With Rabbits
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a stern message for train passengers:

Silly rabbit—seats are for passengers!

The transit authority tweeted out a photo of a rabbit chilling on a train seat while its carrier was clearly seen underneath the seat.

But have we stopped to think about how the rabbit feels? It was just trying to get back home from a hard day's work like the rest of us.

Clear case of bunny discrimination.

Pink handcuffs to support breast cancer awareness will be used in a Massachusetts police department.
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Getting handcuffed while promoting breast cancer awareness. That's the dream.

Well, that's the dream of the Greenfield Police Department in Greenfield, Massachusetts. They are getting all pinked out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and thought that should extend to their handcuffs.

Seriously.

They're really excited about it and posted it on their Facebook page:

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Many of our community members, including some of our own friends and family members, have been affected by breast or other types of cancer.

Officers of the Greenfield Police Department have "gone pink" in order to raise awareness for the disease! All of our officers have changed their collar pins, which were blue and white state seals to pink and white pins which states "ARREST BREAST CANCER - UNLOCK THE CURE" surrounding a pink ribbon and a pair of handcuffs. Some of our officers have even replaced their on duty silver handcuffs with pink ones and will be using them during the course of their work day.



Hmmm. It seems like it could be hard to unlock the cure if they need to use those same locks on criminals.

Surely it's well-intentioned, but using a method of detainment to promote early detection and cancer research seems damn strange.

Fail of the Day: Police Break Open Car Window to Save One Very Realistic Doll
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Police in the UK were fooled by one very realistic looking doll.

What started out as a rescue mission to save a baby left laying in the front seat of a locked car ended in embarrassment for police in Dudley, West Midlands.

After a concerned citizen notified the police of an infant in danger, officers jumped into action—smashing Delesia Rattray's car window. But they didn't find what they expected.

When Rattray returned to her car she found a note from police telling her to call the station. Fearing that a baby's life was in danger, the police smashed her window to save what turned out to be Rattray's 10-year-old sister's baby doll.

The doll was wrapped in a blanket with only its head poking out. Police have since apologized and agreed to cover the cost of replacing the window.

You tried, Dudley police. You tried.

A woman used her vagina to conceal a loaded gun.
Via KCEN
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That cannot have been comfortable.

KCEN is reporting that Waco, Texas Police found more than they were looking for while arresting a couple for trafficking meth.

During the arrest a male and female were taken into custody. While transporting the suspects it was discovered that that female had concealed a fully loaded Smith and Wesson .22 cal. Semi-auto handgun inside her v@gina.

...A further search of the vehicle found 29.5 grams of Methamphetamine in the female passenger's purse along with a set of digital weighing scales. That Hispanic female, Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, 31, was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine in a Drug Free Zone.

During Castaneda's transport to the jail she told the officer that she had concealed a handgun inside her v@gina. Officers immediately stopped and a female officer searched Castaneda discovering she had in fact placed a loaded Smith and Wesson pistol inside her body cavity. The weapon had a round chambered and a full magazine of bullets.



There's no telling how long she had it up there or whether she could get to it quickly. Seems like an inconvenient place to store a weapon if a drug deal went bad.

"Hold on, hold on. I knew I shouldn't have worn a romper."

North Dakota Legalizes tasers for police drones.
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Don't tase me, drone.

North Dakota decided to keep their hands clean and let the drones do all of the dirty work as they approved police use of tasers, rubber bullets and more from the flying technology.

The Daily Beast dropped this terrifying little bit of information on us:

With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with "less than lethal" weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn't drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it.

The bill's stated intent was to require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to use a drone to search for criminal evidence. In fact, the original draft of Rep. Rick Becker's bill would have banned all weapons on police drones.

Then Bruce Burkett of North Dakota Peace Officer's Association was allowed by the state house committee to amend HB 1328 and limit the prohibition only to lethal weapons. "Less than lethal" weapons like rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers are therefore permitted on police drones.



Though they use the phrase 'less than lethal', The Daily Beast points out that it is totally possible to be killed by those techniques. At least 39 people have been killed by police tasers this year so far.

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YouTuber BaronVonGrumble has a veritable tantrum when he spots yet another motorcyclist wearing a deceptive vest.

In the streets of England, some bikers have taken to wearing vests that look a whole lot like police-issued gear, but instead say "Polite" on them. The biker in the video rides up to give a closer view of this irritating trend:



It's apparently caused a lot of discussion in England from those who hate it and those who love it, but they all ground their opinions in the same obvious point — these vests make people around them think the rider is a police officer on duty. That's also called 'impersonating a police officer'.

What makes it even worse is that all of these is actually legal for some reason.

If you love being insufferable, you can buy one for £35.



The other thing you can learn from this video is just how crazily all motorcyclists drive on the other side of the pond (as well as the other side of the road). In between lanes, around lanes, telling people gas caps are open, checking who's smoking pot, it's all a fascinating travelogue complete with a sizzling, acerbic rant.

Via TMCNEWS
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This guy's no O.J. Simpson.

A very low-speed police chase in Ohio gave led to some well-documented footage of the slowly escaping offender.

According to Complex:

After previously being escorted home by police following reports of the chain-smoking motorized wheelchair demon of speed careening through traffic just one day earlier, 34-year-old Graham Ley was once again the target of bemused police officers after receiving a call about "a man in a wheelchair [who] keyed a woman's car."

Shortly after police descended upon a cigarette-puffing Ley in the streets of Elyria, the daring motorist attempted to flee at roughly seven miles per hour — offering a cheerful thumbs-up to the person behind the camera. After a breathtakingly well-paced maneuver, Ley was eventually apprehended and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and a handful of other annoyances.



It all, of course, brings George Costanza to mind...

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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.

Via CNN
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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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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?"

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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.

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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.

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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?