Cop Tries To Shoot Dog, Misses and Hits Police Sergeant Instead

Don’t worry, the dog is going to be ok:

A pit bull inside of a Brooklyn apartment building was reportedly “charging” the officer, but had not attacked him, according to local WABC.

The officer who fired has not yet been identified, but New York City Police officials acknowledged that officers responded to a call inside of the apartment building around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Once in the hallway, they say that a dog that was “mixed” with a pit bull was “let out” of one apartment.

The dog, one officer claimed in his report, charged at the officer and sergeant who had responded to the assault call. The dog did not belong to the family who the police had been called on.

The officer who discharged his weapon fired only one round, which “grazed” the dog, according to WABC, then ricocheting off a hallway wall according to police sources.

We asked the NYPD how a hollow point bullet like the once the department issues could have possibly ricocheted off a wall in the manner the officer described. They had no comment.

What they do claim is that the sergeant was hit by the bullet, which shot him in his foot, just by his big toe.

Drone Footage from Harvard Square After Blizzard 4.0

Over the last few snowfalls in Cambridge, Harvard’s metaLAB used a drone to document the wintry conditions from above. They observed instances of icicle build-up on various Harvard buildings from up close, could see how pedestrian traffic was directed through the narrows of cleared pathways, and were also able to see how the storm affected visibility compared to what clear conditions would afford us on the same kind of flights.

Cabin Fever

I’m not saying that I’ve reached the point where I have cabin fever being stuck in the house just about every weekend now, but I’ve updated my GoodReads account with every book I’ve read in the past 5 years.

And I started binge watching The Walking Dead. I’m almost done with Season 2. It’s a good show but, does it get better?

Guns Make Us Safer

Woman who fatally shot herself in eye was adjusting her bra holster, St. Joseph police say:

ST. JOSEPH, MI — A woman who accidentally shot herself in the eye on New Years Day at her Lake Michigan home was adjusting the handgun in her bra holster, police say.

St. Joseph Public Safety detectives are still waiting on the full autopsy report in the death of Christina Bond, 55, but released the new details to the Kalamazoo Gazette on Wednesday.

“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to. She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon,” said St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp.

Officers responded to 396 Upton Drive at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 1 to find Bond with a gunshot wound to the eye. She was taken to Lakeland Hospital and then airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital where she died the next day.

Boston Mayor Urges Residents Not to Jump Out of Windows into the Snow

Yep, it has come to this:

We would say that things are starting to get weird in Boston, but the truth is that things have been weird there for quite some time.

After four significant snowstorms since the beginning of the year, Bostonians are getting more than a little stir crazy — and no one can really blame them.

Things have gotten so bad that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was forced to deliver some real talk to the citizenry, specifically warning the knuckleheads who have been jumping out of their windows and into the snow to cut it out.