WATCH: ‘We’ll Make Some Sh*t Up’: Cop Pulls Over Daughter’s Innocent Boyfriend, Caught Framing Him

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Lorain, OH — An abusive power tripping cop was recently fired after dashcam footage surfaced showing him pull over his own daughter and her boyfriend and threaten to make “some shit up” to arrest him. Not only was he caught threatening to arrest an innocent teen and illegally detaining two innocent people but this abusive cop was also caught ignoring an actual call for help during the stop.

On April 16, Lorain police officer John Kovach Jr. pulled over his daughter’s boyfriend, Makai Coleman without cause. During the stop Kovach tells Coleman that he is going to jail despite having no reason.

According Safety-Service Director Dan Given, Police Chief Cel Rivera and other command officers, Kovach violated a slew of department policies during the stop, including unlawfully using police resources to track down his daughter’s ip address on her phone and geo-locate it.

“These actions are not acceptable for members of our Police Department and we felt it warranted immediate dismissal,” Given said.

As the Chronicle-Telegram reports, according to an internal investigation completed by Lt. Ed Super as well as dashcam footage from Kovach’s cruiser, shortly before 6 p.m. on April 16 a silver vehicle with a driver and three passengers passed Kovach’s patrol car in the same direction that he was facing on West 34th Street. Without alerting dispatch, Kovach initiates a stop.

Kovach then orders Colemen from the car as his own daughter sits in the back seat. He tells Coleman that he is “going to jail,” and demands the teen “have a seat in my car.” When Coleman questions why he’s being arrested, Kovach responds by saying, “We’ll make shit up as we go.”

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Kovach then addresses Gloria Morales, who comes out of her home nearby because her children are two of the three people in the car with Coleman. He tells Morales his daughter’s computer is inside her house and while she initially gives him permission to search the house, she later tells him to come back with a search warrant when he threatens to give her daughter a $ 300 ticket for not wearing her seatbelt.

Morales and Kovach argue back and forth after Kovach tells her to go inside the house. When she says she is calling 911, he threatens to arrest her, telling her it is not an emergency, according to documents related to the firing. He tells her two children to get out of the car and go with Morales. At that point, he notices his daughter, Katlyn Kovach, 18, in the backseat.

At that point, Kovach tells Coleman to get out of the cruiser and he pushes his daughter into the cruiser while she protests that she is 18 and can’t be arrested for without cause. He eventually gets her into the cruiser and drives away.

During the stop, Kovach failed to address an actual call for help about a road rage incident down the street. He simply ignores the call while threatening to arrest an innocent mother, search her home without a warrant, and kidnap and extort multiple innocent teens—including his own child.

Kovach attempted to justify the unlawful behavior by claiming he was worried for his daughter’s safety and cited an apparently non-existent Facebook post as his reason.

Coleman said that he had been stalked by Kovach, receiving a call weeks prior to the stop telling him that he would make up a warrant to have him arrested. According to Coleman, the officer also said he would go to the Army recruiter and tell them not to allow Coleman to leave for boot camp and ruin his chances of getting in the Army.

During an internal investigation, the claims of Kovach’s misconduct were all substantiated and the officer was recommended for discipline. He was then fired on May 11.

Rivera said the actions his officer were “an abuse of police authority and a serious departure from appropriate protocol…they are contrary to the mission, values and policies of the Lorain Police Department.”

Naturally, the police union is appealing the decision to fire Kovach in May. According to the police union, what Kovach did was fine and dandy and he is the victim in this incident—not the innocent teens and the mother.

“Officer Kovach is looking forward to presenting his side of the story to a neutral arbitrator this coming September, when the arbitration is scheduled,” FOP President Kyle Gelenius said, noting that what Kovach did was not misconduct and that the city violated his rights by firing him.

If you’d like to peacefully let the police union know how you feel about their decision to condone such tyrannical actions as seen in the video below, you can do so on their Facebook page, here, or by calling them at (440) 204-2177.

Disturbingly enough, this is the second such case in only a week that TFTP has reported on about a police officer abusing his power to threaten and harass innocent boyfriends. In another case, a sheriff’s deputy in Florida was caught on video walking into an innocent man’s place of work and threatening to murder him and his mother because he did not like the man dating his daughter.

However, not only was he not arrested for making these threats to kill two innocent people but unlike Kovach—he wasn’t even fired.

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Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem

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BY NOW, it is just a question of which heart-rending image you choose. There is the hawksbill turtle struggling to free itself from a plastic bag. The sea of polystyrene trash floating over a Caribbean nature reserve. Or the sperm whale washed ashore in Spain, its stomach filled with plastic waste.

Since the introduction of mass-produced plastics in the early 20th century, humanity has produced an estimated 8300 million tonnes of the stuff. Around three-quarters has been thrown away, and 80 per cent of that has drifted into the environment or gone into landfill. Eight million tonnes a year end up in the ocean – 5 trillion pieces and counting.

It is an environmental catastrophe and a human one, too, as some people in parts of the developing world live ankle-deep in filthy, non-biodegrading plastic trash. The long-term health implications for all of us remain uncertain, as ingested plastic works its way up the food chain.

Everyone agrees something must be done. From banning plastic straws to rebooting recycling systems to harnessing plastic-munching bacteria, there is no shortage of touted solutions. It is less clear what would work best. But fixing the plastic waste crisis is going to take some seriously joined-up thinking. If we make the wrong decisions now, we risk making the problem worse.

If plastics didn’t exist, we would have to invent them. Generally made of oil-derived polymers, they can be hung with different chemical groups and spiced up with additives to give them wildly differing properties such as hardness, strength, density and heat-resistance. This makes them just the thing for everything from colourful, durable kids’ toys …

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Buddy Pelosi as well as having the Other party have Borscht Through out Their personal Encounters!!

On Friday, 02 February 2018, the much hyped Nunes Memo was finally released (Ward & Aleem, 2018). Partisan politics took centre stage as the Democrats and Republicans marched out some of their respective party’s best deceivers to make their case to the American people. Watching it was akin to watching some weird, perverse Kabuki performance. In typical kabuki-style play acting, minority leader Nancy Pelosi was singing and dancing that the release of the memo would lead to a “constitutional crisis” (Carruthers, 2018). While on the other side of the aisle, President Trump and the Republicans were claiming total vindication of any wrongdoing (Stewart, 2018).

Informed Americans were concerned about the contents of the Nunes memo. They were even more concerned about the bizarre way the political elites were acting prior to the memos release. Obviously, there was something else going on behind the scenes. Something was dramatically wrong in Washington! With the disclosure of hundreds of text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau attorney Liza Page, people were wondering; who in the hell was running the country? It certainly wasn’t the president or the congress! More and more it looked like the bureaucrats were in charge with no oversight by the Congress. Congress and the President were merely passengers along for the ride!

The American two-party system is destroying the country. The Republicans and Democrats are organized and operate in a manner similar to a criminal syndicate. The Democrats are comparable to a drug cartel which ideologically believes all actions are legitimate; the end justify the means. Whatever goals the senior leadership set, the rank and file blindly accept and work to achieve. Pelosi and the Democrats have set the goal of delegitimizing President Trump no matter what the ultimate cost is to America. The narrative Pelosi has given to the Democrats: the election was stolen from Clinton and the Democrats with the help of the Russians. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it even if that means manufacturing information to support it.

The Republicans on the other hand are akin to the traditional Italian mafia portrayed in Hollywood gangster movies. They follow a more rules-based conduct, grounded in some imaginary moral code. Like the Democrats, they also believe the end justifies the means. Unlike the Democrats, the Republicans don’t necessarily wish for Trump to be impeached. That doesn’t mean they support the President, in fact they appear to be divided in their support for, and defence of Trump (Pew Research Center, 2017). Given President Trumps background and inexperience in politics, he is viewed by the Republicans as an anomaly in Washington, an interloper who must be endured. As with the Democrats, the Republican’s ideology is winning at all costs. Consequently, they will come to Trumps defence in small numbers in order to protect the party. But when/if it becomes politically viable, the Republicans undoubtedly will throw President Trump under the bus the Democrats are driving. It’s all about the “party” and it’s all about winning.

The days when either party stood on principle are gone. Neither party stands for anything anymore, the focus is solely on winning at all costs. The result? The American people have become an inconvenience which both parties must deal with to win and remain in power. This attack on Trump concerning Russian collusion is something different. The Republicans and Democrats have dug their heels in and escalated their attacks on each other. It’s different from the typical knife fight. It’s a fight to the death. What’s the cause of this mentality? What’s really going on in Washington? Why continue with this insane narrative that Trump is a Russian stooge who colluded to hack the election?

Did Trump help the Russians hack the election? Much to Pelosi and the Democrats dismay, NO (Strohm, 2018)! A federal grand jury working as part of the Mueller probe, recently indicted 13 Russian nationals who were part of a vast scheme to interfere in the 2016 election and allegedly help Trump win (Strohm, 2018). Why allegedly? Their intent appears more and more as though it was to create discord, disruption and chaos within the political institutions in America (Datoc, 2018). As if the American political system needed help from the Russians to become dysfunctional! If that was their intent, then it was a very successful operation on their part!

The indictment alleges these Russians were accused of travelling to the United States to conduct research and then employ specialists to fine-tune disparaging social media posts about Hillary Clinton (Mangan & Calia, 2018). They were also accused of making denigrating comments against Republican primary opponents Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to ensure Trump secured the nomination (Mangan & Calia, 2018). The FBI and DOJ’s findings affirm that Trump and his campaign were not involved. (Mangan & Calia, 2018). Following Trump’s election, the same group of Russians were accused of organizing rallies protesting the result (Mangan & Calia, 2018). Mueller found no evidence that any Americans were involved with this scheme nor that the actions of the Russians influenced the outcome of the election in any way (Mangan & Calia, 2018). [READ MORE]

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Police are lacking to record thousands of violent offenses, as well as rape

Thousands of crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded every year by police forces in England, it has been revealed. Critics say too many victims are being let down.

Three forces were singled out for their “inadequate” crime recording by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Thames Valley Police and North Yorkshire Police are noting just 80 percent of crimes reported, HMICFRS said. Durham Constabulary fares better, but still failed to record 8.5 percent of crimes reported to it.

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The assessment of Thames Valley found that nearly one in five offenses (19.6 percent) were not being properly recorded, which equates to approximately 35,200 crimes a year. The report said there was “some confusion” as to who was taking responsibility for recording crimes.

Thames Valley Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell told the BBC the reports made for “unwelcome reading.” He added: “The matters subject to review were recorded as ‘incidents’ rather than crimes, but there is no suggestion that we failed to respond appropriately to the calls or to deal with the matters in hand.”

North Yorkshire Police “not properly recording” almost one in five crimes is “inexcusable,” according to its inspector of constabulary, Matt Parr. He told the Guardian: “The force has robust processes in place to ensure the safeguarding of victims of these crimes, but too many offenses continue to go unrecorded and therefore not investigated properly.”

He added that North Yorkshire Police was “potentially depriving victims of the services and justice to which they are entitled.”

A look into Durham Constabulary found “approximately 4,700 incidents” were not being recorded each year. These include crimes such as domestic abuse, public order and “young people sharing indecent images of themselves.”

Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg said: “Integrity around crime data recording is essential to maintaining public confidence and there is still some progress to be made.”

The findings are the latest from a series of rolling inspections looking at the crime data “integrity” of every police force in England and Wales.

Inspectors launched the program in November 2015 after finding the national average of under-recording of crimes stood at an “inexcusably poor” 19 percent.

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Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim retweets. Well, almost

The presidency of Donald Trump has seen yet another unexpected and ‘unpresidented’ development. Trump said he is willing to apologise. For a tweet. His offer of an apology came with the explanation that he did not know who he was retweeted, when he retweeted incendiary anti-Muslim posts from a leader of far-right, hyper-nationalist British group.

The US President’s offer of apology came in an interview with British television personality Piers Morgan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Uncharacteristic statement from Donald Trump at an event that was uncharacteristic of him to attend.

“It (his retweet) was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islam terror, this was a depiction of radical Islamic terror,” he said, adding that he “knew nothing” about Britain First, whose deputy leader Jayda Fransen.

“If you’re telling me they’re horrible people, horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that,” Trump said, actually stopping short of delivering the apology.

“I am the least racist person that anybody is going to meet. Certainly, I wasn’t endorsing anybody,” Trump claimed.

Trump’s retweets of the videos posted by Fransen sparked global outrage. Fransen had reacted, expressing happiness that her tweets had now been passed on to Trump’s 44 million followers.

The video clips Fransen tweeted however were dismissed as hoaxes.

It would be safe to call Trump’s offer of an apology a first. The combative US president has often taken to Twitter to air his grievances and say things that are quite often vastly at odds with what his own cabinet and officials say. Through all of this, Trump has never backed down from criticism of his Twitter activity.

At the time, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders had defended Trump’s retweets saying it was his way of starting a conversation about border security and immigration.

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Big aftershocks could well hit Iran and Iraq in next 48 hours

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An earthquake on the Iran-Iraq frontier has killed at least 400 and injured more than 4000 in the region. It was felt as far away as the Mediterranean. Seismologists say the magnitude-7.3 quake could well be followed by at least one more large shock.

“The general rule of thumb is that the final aftershock will be one magnitude less,” says seismologist Roger Musson at the British Geological Survey. “So a magnitude-6 quake would not be totally surprising, and is more likely within the next 48 hours.”

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The quake was centred 31 kilometres from the city of Halabja in east Iraq, according to the US Geological Survey. It originated 25 kilometres down.

The quake was caused by the Arabian plate moving north and striking the neighbouring Eurasian plate at an oblique angle. “The two plates converge along a northwest-striking plate boundary in the general vicinity of this earthquake, driving the uplift of the Zagros mountains in Iran,” says the USGS.

These conditions create quakes that slip over a large fault area, typically at least 65 kilometres long by 25 kilometres wide. “The seismic energy radiates out, so you can be quite a distance from the epicentre and still feel it,” says Musson.

Around the point of collision, many additional faults meet, creating a complex situation, says Musson. “What’s happening is a broad collision zone across the Zagros mountains, where a number of faults are parallel with the Iran-Iraq border,” he says.

There were 100 aftershocks on Monday in Iran alone, according to the Press Association. The worst damage was in the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab in Kermanshah province, in the Zagros mountains.

Monday’s quake may be the largest that can happen on the affected plate boundary, Musson says. “The limit is probably 7.2 to 7.3.” This is because the rocks beneath the Zagros mountains include layers of softer rock, which would stop larger quakes reaching the surface.

The worst recent quake in the region was a magnitude 7.7 in June 1990, 400 kilometres to the north-east, says the USGS. It killed at least 40,000 people, injured 60,000 and left 600,000 homeless in the Rasht-Qazvin-Zanjan region of Iran.

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