A group of Al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels beheaded a fighter then triumphantly waved his head in the air as a trophy — only to discover the poor guy was actually one of their own, London’s The Telegraph reports.
On a dead-end street, police believed they had cornered one of the suspects. They pummeled him before he uttered a word, using a baton, fists, and boot-laden feet. The "suspect" spurted blood, dropped to the cold ground, tried to get up, only to be beaten more. His gurgling words were unintelligible through blood and pain.
The "suspect" was actually Michael Cox, a decorated undercover police officer who had himself been in pursuit of the suspects, had even been in the lead chase vehicle.
One only hopes the jihadis have good union lawyers.
BOSTON POLICE Officer David Williams is carving out an interesting career path for himself: He gets fired for using excessive force or lying to investigators, takes a breather from police work, and then gets reinstated with back pay by a labor arbitrator. Nice work if you can get it…
This isn’t new territory for Williams. He was fired in 1999 during the fallout over the beating and abandonment of plainclothes officer Michael Cox, who was mistaken for a shooting suspect following a high-speed pursuit. In 2005, an arbitrator overturned that termination and awarded Williams about $550,000
(By the way, I really really promise to write some non-police-oriented blog posts soon. Forgive me – this snark is delicious; so sweet and so cold.)
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