A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.
The complaint alleges that after then-Gov. Jim Gibbons approved a K-9 program to target drug runners on Nevada’s highways, Nevada Highway Patrol Commander Chris Perry intentionally undermined the program.
The complaint alleges that the drug-sniffing dogs used by troopers in the program were intentionally being trained to operate as so-called trick ponies, or dogs that provide officers false alerts for the presence of drugs.
The dogs were being trained to alert their handlers by cues, instead of by picking up a drug’s scent by sniffing, the complaint said. When a dog gives a false alert, this resulted in illegal searches and seizures, including money and property, the complaint said.
“CNN regrets that it didn’t wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. “We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error.”
Fox News did not issue an apology. In a statement, Michael Clemente, a Fox executive, said flatly, “Fox reported the facts as they came in.”
So the Supreme Court — defying many expectations — upheld the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare. There will, no doubt, be many headlines declaring this a big victory for President Obama, which it is. But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you.
Today is the fifth anniversary of the iPhone.
(Steve Ballmer, five years ago) There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.
On the March 26 broadcast of his show, O’Reilly hosted Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, who said the legislation “doesn’t actually require people to buy health insurance” but “imposes a penalty” on those who don’t. She described this as “a tax power,” and indeed, the Supreme Court would later rule that the mandate is “authorized by Congress’s power to levy taxes.”
O’Reilly concluded the segment by saying, “Miss Fredrickson, you’re going to lose, and your arguments are specious. … And if I’m wrong, I will come on, and I will play your clip, and I will apologize for being an idiot.”
North America has 6 percent of the world’s population but 34 percent of the world’s total biomass due to obesity!
Now I wonder why my clothing size has stayed the same while my waistline got bigger.
An unsecured wifi network triggered a SWAT team raid on the wrong home in Evansville, Indiana last week after officers began investigating specific threats made in an online forum.
As it turns out, nobody inside the home made those threats, which apparently came from someone who simply accessed their network. But that didn’t stop police from gearing up for the raid blocks away and inviting a local reporter and cameraman to tag along.
In the video aired later by Evansville’s Eyewitness News, police can be seen throwing multiple flashbang grenades into the family home, where 18-year-old Stephanie Milan wasreportedly watching The Food Network and lounging on the couch, then smashing their screen door before charging in.
Neither Milan nor her immediate family members had criminal records, but police said that their records indicated at least one member of their extended family did. They have all since been cleared without charges, and not a single one of them was ultimately arrested at the scene.
The nature of the threats, too, seems to have been a factor in their hasty decision. A poster in an Evansville forum on the website Topix.com Those threats included personal information about police officers’ families, and the poster claimed to possess explosives.
Police told The Evansville Courier & Press on Wednesday that the threat was likely made by someone else who lives on the street, but the investigation is ongoing.