Adam Lee Hall - the Hells Angels member who orchestrated the grisly killings of a Pittsfield man and two friends in August 2011 - was convicted of the murders today.
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#49 Feb 26, 2014
OFF-DUTY COP RESCUES MAN FROM BURNING CAR, A 'CHRISTMAS DAY MIRACLE'
A bomb squad officer on his way to work and two civilians helped PULL A TRAPPED MAN FROM A BURNING STATION WAGON ON THE NORTHBOUND 405 FREEWAY IN SHERMAN OAKS ON WEDNESDAY, SAVING HIS LIFE, AUTHORITIES SAID.
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Don Thompson was southbound on the 405 on his way to work in the LAX area just before 2 p.m. when he saw the station wagon traveling on the northbound side crash into the center divider near the Ventura Boulevard exit, said LAPD spokesman Lt. Andy Neiman.
Thompson pulled over to the center median on the southbound side, jumped over the guardrail, opened the door of the car AND SAW A MAN IN HIS MID-TO-LATE 60S UNCONSCIOUS IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.
"THE FIRE WAS STARTING TO SPREAD INSIDE THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT," NEIMAN SAID. "HE WAS ABLE TO CUT THE SEAT BELT WITH HIS KNIFE, PULLED THE GENTLEMAN OUT OF THE VEHICLE, AND TWO CITIZENS WHO ALSO STOPPED CAME UP AND ALSO ASSISTED IN PULLING THE DRIVER FURTHER AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE."
THE CAR WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES SHORTLY AFTERWARD.
The driver, who has not been identified, was transported to a hospital with moderate injuries, officials said.
Thompson, who wasn't on duty yet but in uniform, sustained first- and second-degree burns, abrasions to his hands and knees and suffered from smoke inhalation during the rescue. The 26-year department veteran was treated at the scene and then taken to an urgent care facility for his serious injuries.
"NOBODY WOULD HAVE SURVIVED THAT VEHICLE BASED ON WHAT THE (LOS ANGELES) FIRE DEPARTMENT OBSERVED WHEN THEY ARRIVED," Neiman said. "It truly is a Christmas Day miracle. It's the best gift that Officer Thompson and the gentleman in that car could have received that day."
#50 Feb 26, 2014
FORGET THE KNUCKLEHEADS, THESE ARE HEROES IN BLUE
March 15: In the middle of the night, Sgt. David Potter and police officers Jason Judge and Brian Dougherty charged into a burning apartment building on 2nd Street near Cumberland before firefighters or rescue arrived, pounding on doors to wake sleeping residents. They saved seven adults and nine kids.
Sept. 2: Police officers Patrick Keck, Raymond Diaz, Marvin Marson and Rafael Ramos did the same on Clearfield Street near C, rescuing three people. Afterward, Diaz was treated for smoke inhalation.
Just get them talking
Nov. 5: Detectives Gerard Winward and James Poulos questioned two males suspected of gunpoint robberies of iPhones in the 35th District. One of the perps was charged with a single robbery; the other admitted to five others - and to the rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Summer 2013: A team of officers from the Major Crimes Unit worked with officers from the 2nd District to nab a duo suspected of stealing "Chrysler-type" vehicles from the parking lots of hospitals, including (for shame) Fox Chase Cancer Center. In custody, one of the men confessed to stealing 35 vehicles in the Northeast. As a result,$150,000 in stolen property was recovered. Hats off to Sgt. Dan Buckley, detectives John Logan and Steve Kershaw, and police officers James Campbell, Chris McCue, Anthony Glaviano and Kevin Doerr.
July 11: Long after curfew, plainclothes officers Brian Murray and Alexander Norat and Sgt. Michael Carr spotted a male bicyclist whom they thought was a juvenile and attempted to question him. The kid dropped his bike and took off through neighborhood alleys until grabbed by the officers. In his possession: a fully loaded .45-caliber handgun.
March 6: Sgt. Michael Carr brought a suspected shooting perp to the hospital for possible identification by a gunshot victim about to undergo surgery there. The victim denied the perp was the shooter, but Carr's gut told him to take detailed notes on the suspect anyway. After the surgery, the victim admitted that the suspect was, indeed, the man who had shot him but he'd been too frightened to say so. A warrant was issued and the shooter was arrested.
Nov. 1: Police officers Thomas Brown, Raymond Rutter and Joy Gallen-Ruiz stopped a van whose five occupants were reportedly about to retaliate for a prior shooting. Sharp instincts and faster reflexes allowed the officers to arrest the men without incident or injury - a miracle, considering the men carried a fully loaded sawed-off shotgun, two handguns and a big bag of ammo.
#51 Feb 26, 2014
A HERO AMONG HEROES: A BOSTON COPS STORY AT THE MARATHON
For Thomas Barrett, a patrolman in the Boston Police, what happened last Monday, April 15, hasnt sunk in yet
Barrett thought it was a cannon, like the howitzer usually sounded on the Fourth of July. It took him a second to realize there wasnt enough room for one at the finish line, and another second to figure out it wasnt celebratory.The white smoke started first, and then you could see there was black smoke, he recalls.
FOR THE NEXT 10 SECONDS, HE AND OTHERS SPRUNG INTO ACTION AS THEY TOOK IN THE SCENE AROUND THEM: GLASS FROM BLOWN-OUT STOREFRONT WINDOWS HAD RAINED ACROSS THE NOW BLOODIED SIDEWALKS; WAIST-LEVEL METAL BARRICADES WERE COLLAPSED AND STREWN ABOUT. AND PEOPLE, INJURED AND BLEEDING, LAY EVERYWHERE.YOU COULD SEE PEOPLES CLOTHES ON THE STREET. YOU COULD SEE FRAGMENTS OFIM NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS.
AFTER PINPOINTING ANOTHER INJURED BYSTANDER, SOMEONE HANDED HIM A YOUNG BOY AND SAID TAKE CARE OF HIM. YOU NEED TO GET THIS CHILD OUT OF HERE. BARRETTS BADGE AND FLUORESCENT YELLOW VEST GAVE HIM AWAY AS THE ONE WHO COULD MAKE IT HAPPEN. THE BOY, DRESSED IN A BLUE-GREEN FLEECE AND NAVY PANTS WITH TWIN WHITE STRIPES, HAD STRAWBERRY-BLOND HAIR. IT WAS STREAKED WITH BLOOD.
#52 Feb 26, 2014
IND. COP AMBUSHED, KILLED SAVING WOMAN
INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis police have identified the man they say shot and killed an officer who had forced his way into an apartment where a woman was screaming for help.
"WHEN HE ARRIVED TO THE APARTMENT DOOR, HE HEARD A WOMAN SCREAM FOR HELP INSIDE THE APARTMENT," BAILEY SAID.
BRADWAY FORCED HIS WAY INSIDE AND WAS SHOT, BAILEY SAID. THE 41-YEAR-OLD OFFICER WAS TAKEN TO WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, WHERE HE DIED A SHORT TIME LATER.
"HE ENTERED AN APARTMENT TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A WOMAN WHO WAS BEING ASSAULTED AND IN TURN GAVE HIS LIFE," HITE TOLD REPORTERS OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL. "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS."
#53 Feb 26, 2014
I wonder how many feet of water was in the bathtub Kathleen Peterson's dead body was found in after her murdering husband Drew Peterson, a cop, murdered her.
#54 Feb 26, 2014
Dear "cops are liars and thugs",
Shut the F Up. Sick of you. Have a blessed day!
#55 Feb 27, 2014
I saw video of a pack of sub-human mongrels take down man outside a movie theater, until they snuffed out his life, right in front of his wife. And no heroes rushed in and shot and killed that pack of sub-human mongrels even as they snuffed the life out a man. And I'm certain that pack of sub-human mongrels will never go to prison.
#56 Feb 27, 2014
How would you know, As with most criminals that get their kids taken away I'm thinking that's just your withdrawals talking.
#57 Feb 27, 2014
Post a link or are you just making more crap up.
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