Imagine police showing up at hour house in the middle of the night, taking you out of bed and arresting you for a crime you know you didn’t commit.
Not that many years ago, the thought of shooting a police officer would be almost un-thinkable. That seems to have changed, and local law enforcement officials say it has a lot to do with a lack of family values.
A concession operator at Boyce Park Wave Pool is in jail after he allegedly showed a teenager a pornographic photo. Allegheny County Police say Sheldon Morris showed a 15-year-old male swimmer the pornographic photo of himself on Saturday.
In a post-9/11 America, heightened security is the new normal, and metal detectors and checkpoints are commonplace in government buildings like the Allegheny County Courthouse. But questions arise in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., tragedy – should their use be expanded to all public places or does security have it limits?
This year’s Amen Corner awards ceremony for police bravery was marked with a sense of solemnity as the tragedy in Lower Burrell brought home once again the dangers of police work.
“I think myself, and any of the other officers, you always start having doubts that you may have been able to do something, if you missed something,” Allegheny County Police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said.