A Marquette Park neighborhood man is expected to appear in court later today after he was accused of wresting a Taser from a Chicago police officer and using it on him Sunday night during a struggle on the city's Southwest Side, police said.
The incident began with officers attempting to interview Dashawn James, 19, because they thought he had violated curfew in the 6500 block of South California Avenue, according to police.
A fight broke out after officers followed James, who fled and became "combative," punching two officers and gaining control of one of their Tasers, according to a police report.
James "deployed" the Taser several times striking an officerâ€™s arm, according to the report. Another officer used his Taser to subdue James, who was arrested at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday.
Neither officer was seriously injured.
James, who lived on California Avenue where the inital stop occurred, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital for observation.
He was charged Monday night with two counts of battery to a police officer, three counts of resisting arrest, one count of disarming a police officer and misdemeanor obstructing identification, police said.
He is expected to appear before a judge later today.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police say they tased and arrested a suspected drug dealer early Sunday morning after he tried to run away from them in the parking lot of a North Charleston night club.
North Charleston Police Department officers say they were patrolling the parking lot outside the Blue Magic Sports Bar & Grill around midnight when they saw what appeared to be a marijuana cigar sitting inside a parked Chevrolet Cobalt. Officers waited for the owner to return, and around 2 a.m., a man returned to his vehicle.
Police then told the man, 20-year-old Darrell Kasey Williams, to stand still but he took off immediately. Police said Williams' pants fell down as he tried to run and one of the officers fired a shot from his X-26 Taser, which struck Williams in the left buttock.
Williams then fell to the ground and was restrained by officers. Police searched the suspect and found over $2000 in cash in his pocket.
During a search of the Chevy Cobalt, officers found two marijuana cigars, two bags containing 44 grams of marijuana, a box of "Good Sense" plastic bags, a digital scale, and a sealed mason jar containing "trace amounts of marijuana."
Police also found a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the car.
Williams was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol and was taken to Roper Hospital for treatment.
"This is a battlefield that we must stand upon and we need to let president Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend, the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida is not on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, and take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America."
On Monday, January 30, the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider Assembly Bill 588 and Assembly Bill 1013. The hearing will be held at 2:00 p.m. in Committee Room 16, 4th Floor, State House Annex in Trenton.
Sponsored by Assemblyman L. Grace Spencer (D-29), A588 is cleverly disguised as police safety legislation aimed at armor piercing ammunition (which is already prohibited under federal and state law). The measure actually opens the door to a sweeping ammunition ban by an unelected public official by executive fiat. Common hunting, target, and self-defense ammunition would be subject to ban, along with BB's, airgun pellets, and non-metallic ammunition like plastic airsoft pellets, if the Attorney General decides that they pose a threat to the safety and well being of law enforcement.
Although the bill only mentions handgun ammunition, it is in fact not limited to handgun ammunition, and would apply to all rifle ammunition for which a handgun is ever made. As an increasing number of gun manufacturers make handgun models that shoot rifle caliber ammunition, the line between "handgunâ€Â vs. "rifleâ€Â ammunition has become blurred, and the New Jersey State Police have already begun treating rifle ammunition in this category as if it were handgun ammunition for regulatory purposes. As long as a handgun exists that shoots a particular caliber of rifle ammunition, New Jersey treats that ammunition as if it were handgun ammunition.
The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee is also scheduled to consider A1013 which is sponsored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-31). A1013 would criminalize the use of a defaced or stolen firearm that is used to injure a police officer and enhances penalties for defacing a firearm. One provision of this police safety legislation significantly increases the penalties relating to "defacedâ€Â firearms. Because of New Jersey's longstanding poorly crafted definition of "defacedâ€Â firearms, it is possible that refinishing a firearm, or long-term damage from rust or scratches from ordinary wear and tear, could be deemed "defacementâ€Â subjecting honest gun owners to lengthy prison sentences, even though identifying information on the firearm is still legible.
Please contact members of the Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE both A588 and A1013. Members can be contacted by calling (609) 292-5135. You can also find district office phone numbers and e-mail addresses below.
Well, it sure is nice of First Lady Michelle Obama to do her part to stimulate the economy. But a $50,000 lingerie shopping spree is a bit over the top, especially seeing that the Obama's want us all to think they identify with the 99%.
Agent Provocateur saw sales jump by more than 12pc, helped by US First Lady Michelle Obama spending $50,000 (£31,794) in one shopping spree.
The First Lady “ better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores “ along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.
Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year. (Read More)
I wonder what it cost the taxpayers and other merchants for Madison Avenue to be placed on lock down during her little shopping spree
A new federal effort called SuperTracker may sound like a program to keep extremely close tabs on suspected terrorists or other enemies of the state, but it isn't ”unless those enemies also happen to be healthy-minded consumers intent on dropping a few pounds.
A product of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), SuperTracker is an online tool located at choosemyplate.gov that helps users set and maintain dietary goals.
Create a user profile at the site, and you can track the calories you consume each day, record your daily physical activities, set weight management goals, and see how close you come to eating the USDA's recommended daily allowance of dark green vegetables.
SuperTracker, an expanded version of previous tools called the MyPyramid Tracker and the MyPyramid Menu Planner, debuted in December 2011. In its first month, it reportedly attracted more than 700,000 registered users.
Any day now, then, we should expect to see either the end of the obesity epidemic or SuperDuperTracker, an even more intrusive and hands-on government effort to engineer our behavior. If you're a betting man, bet on the latter.
SuperTracker offers functionality no private-sector calorie-counting program can match: It's the only one that helps normalize the idea that the government should be monitoring your eating habits and functioning as your weight-loss coach.