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Original Post: By Erin Sullivan, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Friday, June 18, 2010

Land O’Lakes woman accused of fighting boyfriend over last beer.

LAND O’LAKES — At 8:30 Wednesday night, a 53-year-old man sat in a chair, drinking the last beer in the house.

His girlfriend wanted it.

Elizabeth Breeden, 41, “went off” on him and tried to grab it out of his hand at their home on McKaig Lane in Land O’Lakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

He wouldn’t let go.

Breeden ripped the Natural Light can in half, spilling the lager on her boyfriend, his chair and the floor, a report states. The boyfriend stood up. Breeden slapped him in the face. Then she kicked him in the groin, authorities said.

Breeden told a deputy that her boyfriend kicked her and threw beer on her, which is why she ripped the can in half.

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Did The F.B.I. Use Death Row Records

As A Front To Help End Black Activism?

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“The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders”

A controversial book is continuing to making headlines fort its message, one that claims that the FBI used one of the most notorious Hip-Hop labels in history as a means of suppression for Black activism.

Titled “The FBI War On Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence’s Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers & Linked Ethnic Leftists, the book was originally published in 2008 but is being highlighted again along with its accompanying DVD.

According to Author John Potash, Death Row Records was a sham—a front company that was filled with police officers working to stifle the creative genius Tupac Shakur from distributing his message of activism.

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Aiyana Jones

Aiyana Jones (Photo via BP)

(CNN) — An attorney representing the family of a 7-year-old girl shot to death Sunday in a police raid is accusing the Detroit Police Department of misrepresenting the incident.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WDIV on Monday, Michigan attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he obtained video footage of the incident captured by a crew filming for the A&E network show, “The First 48.”

Fieger, who didn’t say how he received the tape, said it shows officers rushing the home and throwing a flash grenade through a window before one officer fires into the home from the front porch.

However, according to Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee, preliminary information indicates that members of the Detroit Police Special Response Team approached the house and announced themselves as police. Godbee cited the officers involved and at least one independent witness.

Godbee said officers used a “flash bang” device, entered the home and encountered a 46-year-old female inside the front room.

“Exactly what happened next is a matter still under investigation, but it appears the officer and the woman had some level of physical contact,” Godbee said in a statement Sunday. “At about this time, the officer’s weapon discharged one round which, tragically, struck 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones in the neck/head area.”

Police were executing a search warrant in the search for the suspect in a shooting Friday that killed a high school student.

Godbee said the 34-year-old suspect was found and arrested at the home where the girl was shot. In addition, a vehicle and a moped matching the descriptions of those involved in the shooting of 17-year-old Jarean Blake were also found, he said.

Fieger called the explanation from police “entirely false.”

“Of course, I have seen the videotape and the videotape vividly portrays the fact that a percussion grenade device was thrown through the front window and a shot was fired immediately from the outside from the porch,” he said.

“No murder suspect was found in Aiyana’s house,” Fieger said in Monday’s interview. “In fact, there’s an upstairs apartment next door which the police did not have a search warrant for and that is where he surrendered, they went into that house too. But he was not in Aiyana’s house.”

Aiyana’s father, Charles Jones, also has denied that the suspect was in his home.

Detroit police spokesman Phillip Cook told reporters Monday that he was not aware of the video and declined to comment. The investigation, he said, has been taken over by state police to preserve the “community’s trust.”

A source at A&E, who asked not to be identified citing company policy, confirmed that a crew was on the scene and that the footage was confiscated by police. He would not comment on what the crew had captured on video.

Another police spokesman said the department would not identify the suspect in Blake’s shooting death until he has been formally charged by prosecutors. The suspect remains in custody.

Godbee, in his statement Sunday, said he wished to “express to the family of Aiyana Jones the profound sorrow that we feel within the Detroit Police Department and throughout this community. We know that no words can do anything to take away the pain you are feeling at this time.”

Police obtained the “high-risk search warrant” based on intelligence, and it was approved by the prosecutor and a magistrate, Godbee said. “Because of the ruthless and violent nature of the suspect in this case, it was determined that it would be in the best interest of public safety to execute the search warrant as soon as possible and detain the suspect … while we sought a murder warrant.”

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Officer Wesley Lamb

Officer Wesley Lamb (photo: WLBZ2)

FORT WORTH, Tex. (NBC) — A Texas police officer was arrested Wednesday after he was caught with marijuana while on duty.

Officer Wesley Lamb faces charges of drug possession and tampering with evidence.

Police said the investigation was the result of a tip from an unidentified person who reported witnessing Lamb smoke marijuana in uniform, in his patrol car, while on duty.

Undercover officers assigned to a special internal affairs investigative unit then set up a sting operation.

An undercover officer posed as a citizen who wanted to turn in 86 grams of marijuana that he found to police.

Lamb did not report the incident or bring the drugs to the property room, police said.

Fort-Worth, Texas

Fort-Worth, Texas (Photo: Dallas Observer )

Instead, investigators followed Lamb to his house where he moved the marijuana to his personal vehicle.

Investigators later executed a search warrant on his car and house and recovered the drugs.

Lamb is free on $7,500 bond.

Police Chief Jeff Halstead announced the charge and resignation of Officer Lamb at a Wednesday news conference.

Halstead also said he’ll reorganize the department to increase field supervision of officers.

“I’m ashamed,” said police chief Jeffrey Halstead. “This will not be tolerated.”

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JEREMY PAWLOSKI; STAFF WRITER | Published: 02/03/1010:02 am

Charged: Man accused of dunking 4-year-old (more…)

A .22-caliber pistol with a high-tech safety feature. Made by German company Armatix, the pistol will only fire if it is within a few inches of a special wristwatch, which sends a “wireless arming signal” to the pistol.

An LED Light at the back of the pistol flashes green to signify that it is unlocked; the LED turns red when the arming signal is not detected.

The Armatix website describes a highly similar concept for a gun, but adds that not only will the gun be tied to a specific wristwatch, the wristwatch will be paired to a specific fingerprint as well. I’m not sure if the actual gun-watch combo has this functionality. A limited edition version of the high-tech pistol will be available starting next month for €7,000 (approx. $9,700 USD).

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Armatix will eventually offer higher caliber guns, like this colossal revolver, as well as rifles and shotguns.

(Via TechnaBob & Danger Room )

Photos courtesy of Bryan William Jones

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(Original Post: Auto Motto)

Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon | Stops Cars Instantly

You might have heard of electromagnetic pulses cutting steel in milliseconds, but it can also be used to stop the cars instantly. Surprised? Well, you might be! However, built by Canadian company Eureka Aerospace, the Canon is a prototype yet it could stop any car built after 1970s.

It is done with the High-Powered Electromagnetic System (HPEMS), which is suitcase-sized electromagnetic pulse (EMP) cannon, weighting 50-55lbs. It works effectively on modern cars (not built before 1970s) that rely upon microprocessors and various electronics for their engine. This system immediately disables a car or truck from 656 feet away, and that too without hurting the driver or innocent passerby.

This EMP cannon may come out to be a handy tool for the police, but in the present form it’s too awkward to be placed in police car or helicopter. As a result, Eureka Aerospace intends to shrink the device to the size of a handgun, making it easy to mount on police helicopters, cars, and military vehicles, which can be used to put an end to deadly high-speed chases, and stopping suicide bombers from a safe distance.

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