May 7, 2013
Military and police officials on Tuesday confirmed that at least 55 people were killed when suspected Boko Haram sect attacked security formations in the Nigeria troubled northeast Borno State.
Spokesman of the military led Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno, Lt- Colonel Sagir Musa said that the gunmen attacked Bama, a commercial town about 187 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the epicenter of the insurgency in the early hours of [...]
With the 19-year-old suspected Boston bomber in custody but too weak from his injuries to speak to police, officials are struggling to come up with a motive – but a photo from the marathon may hold a key clue.
Pictures taken in the moments after the deadly blasts that left three dead and nearly 180 injured show that the explosives packed inside rigged pressure cookers were planted next to a Russian [...]
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Thursday that the “horrific” Christmas Eve killing of a 28-year-old Capitol Hill man is a rallying call to put more police officers on the beat in neighborhoods across the city.
Gray (D) said that the investigation into Jason Anthony Emma’s killing was progressing but that he had not been briefed on any new leads in the case, which has rattled residents who live in the shadow of [...]
Breaking on Sky news!!
Confirmed… Shooting as well… Still no word on injured..
Event ongoing.. Attack on airfield by Taliban.. Multiple explosions reported…
Insurgents claim they have inflicted casualties… Jalalabad airport under attack..
Taliban suicide bombers have attacked a US base in Afghanistan with explosives and gunfire, sparking a two-hour battle with American forces.
Militants detonated a car bomb at the gate of Jalalabad Airfield before American helicopters opened fire on the militants.
Local police officials [...]
Dubai: Police officials in Dubai have warned against wearing a mask that symbolises opposition to state authority during any celebrations connected to National Day and declared it illegal.
Any person found wearing Guy Fawkes masks, also known as ‘Vendetta masks’, risks police questioning as any object or action deemed to be instigating unrest or insulting the UAE is illegal, police officials said.
The masks are a stylised depiction of a man who [...]
Department Of Homeland Security has been gearing up for riots for some time
Oct 17, 2012
In spite of a slew of racially charged threats circulating across the internet, police officials say they do not expect any rioting to occur on the night of the election, no matter what the result.
“We’re not anticipating civil unrest on Election Night,” a spokesman for the Detroit police department told The Hill.
“We’re going to collect the [...]
OSAKA — Explosions at a chemical plant in Hyogo Prefecture on Saturday killed a firefighter and injured dozens of people, the Japan Times reported, citing local fire department and police officials said. Global production of diapers could be affected because the plant made a key ingredient in a resin used in them, Japanese media reported.
A fire broke out about 2 p.m. after an abnormal chemical reaction at Nippon Shokubai Co.’s plant in [...]
On Friday afternoon marched forces of police and firefighters from the Deutsche Bank building in Schkeuditz. There is a serious, but hitherto unknown substance had appeared.
A letter with the white powder had been delivered in the hours before. With great probability the substance spread through the air conditioning throughout the building.
The complete office complex and an adjoining nursery were evacuated. Overall, more than 700 people were affected by the safeguards. [...]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One person was killed and dozens of people were injured when anti-American protesters tried to storm the American Consulate in the southern port city of Karachi and clashed for several hours with the police and paramilitary troops on Sunday evening, rescue workers and police officials said.
The outbreak of violence came after days of peaceful demonstrations in Pakistan against the release of a video mocking the Prophet Muhammad. [...]
A D.C. police officer who worked as a motorcycle escort for White House officials and other dignitaries was moved to administrative duty Wednesday after he allegedly was overheard making threatening comments toward Michelle Obama, according to several police officials.
The police department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating the alleged comments and notified the U.S. Secret Service Wednesday, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized [...]
CRIMES ON CTA BUSES OR AT BUS STOPS
+42.8% from 2009 to 2011
Change from 2009 to 2011
CRIMES ON CTA TRAINS OR ON PLATFORMS
+6.2% from 2009 to 2011
Change from 2009 to 2011
Most crimes reported on the CTA in the last three years occurred on rail station platforms, the Tribune’s analysis showed, but crime increases on CTA buses and at bus stops were the highest. The Police Department only started keeping records of [...]
June 19, 2012
The FBI wants Congress to pass a law that would prevent the implementation of a new and more efficient internet communications protocol. It opposes IPv6 because it is more difficult to trace users. IPv5 makes surveillance easier.
Declan McCullagh writes:
“FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials have told industry representatives that IPv6 traceability is necessary to identify people suspected of crimes. The FBI has even suggested [...]
The Police are still counting up the victims as they race from shooting to shooting. MORE TO COME!
Just Saturday Night
At least 21 people were wounded late Saturday night into this morning in shootings across the city, several of which involved two or more people shot at once, according to Chicago police.
Police officials this morning were still gathering a list of confirmed shootings and victims during a hectic night that saw [...]
The New York City Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose Police Department has arrested about 40,000 people each year for marijuana possession, said the governor’s proposal [...]
By RICHARD ESPOSITO
April 30, 2012
Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent through the mail to at least seven locations in Manhattan, primarily Wells Fargo banks, police officials said.
“This is a reminder that you are not in control,” said a message that arrived with the envelopes. “Just in case you needed some incentive to stop working we have a little surprise for you. Think fast you have seconds.”
Several samples tested negative — evidently containing [...]
April 1, 2012
WASHINGTON — Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show.
The practice has become big business for cellphone companies, too, with a handful of carriers marketing a catalog of “surveillance [...]
The Adrian Schoolcraft case–in which senior-level cops imprisoned a fellow officer for whistle-blowing–has now been confirmed by the NYPD, itself. The Village Voice reports on the NYPD’s own finding regarding Schoolcraft’s charges:
The Voice has obtained that 95-page report, and it shows that the NYPD confirmed Schoolcraft’s allegations. In other words, at the same time that police officials were attacking Schoolcraft’s credibility, refusing to pay him, and serving him with administrative charges, [...]
Revolt of the Plebs
January 6, 2012
Since Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of communities across the nation have taken advantage of more than $34 billion in central government grants to equip police and sheriffs’ departments with assault rifles and exotic weaponry.
In 2011 alone, approximately $2 billion in grants were awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with $500 million more allocated to existing programs.
The accounting for this expense was [...]
By Caixin Online
Residents attend a demonstration in China’s Wukan village, in this picture taken with a mobile phone.
BEIJING ( Caixin Online ) — A village in Guangdong Province is now under siege by Chinese police, after tensions escalated between residents and local officials over the death of a protest leader in custody.
Since September, citizen anger has been simmering in the 20,000-person village of Wukan, with thousands of residents staging [...]
State police must release the black-box data from the unmarked Crown Victoria cruiser Lt. Gov. Tim Murray crashed when he said he was going for coffee and surveying storm damage before dawn last month, the secretary of state’s office has ruled in response to a Herald public-records appeal.
But state police officials refused to turn the information over to the Herald yesterday and maintained their original position — that retrieving the [...]
Some LAPD SWAT team members on the job earlier this year. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A cache of Los Angeles Police [...]
Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle
The new wearable video camera that Oakland police will be wearing in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
In a Bay Area first, a fatal shooting by police in East Oakland was captured on video – not by a bystander with a camcorder or a smart phone but by the officer himself, who wore a city-issued camera on his chest.
Oakland police officials will not [...]
The good news is she doesn’t have cancer.
The bad news is she faces criminal charges.
The Horizon City Police Department has filed criminal charges against a young woman who raised the sympathy of a community along with thousands of dollars in donations by claiming she was dying from cancer.
Police officials said Tuesday that a three-month investigation found that Angie Gomez, 18, had no record of having [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s overall crime rate could increase for the first time in decades, driven by alarming spikes in murder, rapes and robberies in many neighborhoods.
A 400 percent increase in murders in tony Williamsburg; a 400 percent increase in rapes in Sheepshead Bay and a 250 percent increase in killings in Washington Heights are all troublesome statistics that have Mayor Michael [...]
Los Angeles police have arrested two men on suspicion of beating baseball fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium and have concluded the suspect they took into custody in May was not responsible, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told The Times on Thursday.
The developments mark a dramatic turnaround in the case. Until now, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other police officials expressed confidence [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department has put the brakes on the city’s red-light traffic camera program.
The Police Commission agreed Tuesday to reject a proposal from police officials to award a new contract to the company that has been operating the cameras.
An audit last year questioned the effectiveness of the program, finding that a majority of citations [...]
“A Saudi Arabian diplomat was killed on Monday in the volatile southern port city of Karachi, police officials said.
The diplomat, identified as Hassan M. al-Kahtani, was shot by gunmen riding two motorcycles who intercepted his vehicle after he left his home in an upscale neighborhood, the officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
“He was shot in the head and died on the spot,” said a [...]