Pennsylvania police shootings were ‘terror attack,’ DHS says
By Nicole Chavez, CNN
Updated 6:55 AM ET, Sun December 24, 2017
(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security is calling a series of shootings targeting law enforcement in Pennsylvania a “terror attack.” Authorities said Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, was shot and killed by police Friday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after he fired several times at law enforcement officers throughout the city.
The string of shootings began just steps from the state’s Capitol building when El-Mofty fired several times at a Capitol Police officer and then, shot and injured at a state trooper. Continue reading
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey will continue to use private investigators to spy on Atlantic City firefighters and police officers who are on medical leave or out sick, a state spokeswoman said Tuesday, despite complaints from a union that it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars.
“[The Hispanics are] going to save our town,” Maddon said of the newcomers to Hazleton. “You have two options right here. Either you get on board and help us as we’re moving this thing along or you’re going to die. And when you die and go away, then you’re going to get out of the way. You’re not going to be part of the problem anymore. So, it’s either help or die.”
Our View: Joe Maddon should apologize to Hazleton residents
August 7th, 2017 11:50 pm – updated: 6:35 pm.
“He’s full of himself,” said one senior citizen and lifelong Hazleton resident.
Another noted: “That was terrible. I hate him. I hope he doesn’t win one game.” Continue reading
Family of Port Authority bombing suspect is ‘outraged’ at investigators’ tactics
By Caroll Alvarado
December 11, 2017 | 7:23pm |
The family of the alleged ISIS-inspired Port Authority bomber said they were “heartbroken” by the attack on Monday and blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators. Continue reading
Judge declines to throw out allegations against state troopers
James Halpin / Published: December 9, 2017
SCRANTON — A federal judge on Friday declined to throw out sexual discrimination and retaliation allegations a state trooper brought against fellow members of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Cpl. Carrie Ann Gula, a 39-year-old West Pittston native, was arrested in 2012 over allegations that she made up a story about her ex-boyfriend attacking her because she was jealous. A jury later acquitted Gula of all charges, but state police still fired her in September 2014 following an internal investigation.
Gula filed the lawsuit in November 2014 alleging her constitutional rights were violated and that her fellow officers engaged in malicious prosecution.
The following characteristics are “protected” by United States federal anti-discrimination law law: