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Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.
In the Media by AFP

Police investigate donut pranks bothering Oregon residents

Portland - Residents in the town have woken up to pastries littered through the streets. Unknown vandals allegedly smashed food on buildings and rubbed bars down the sides of vehicles.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Plaintiff files suit for $260,000 in damages from arrest

New Castle - Nigel Sykes wants payments from the employees, officers and store involved in his arrest. He allegedly visited the pizza place to steal money with a gun. Sykes was reportedly quickly subdued and now is suing those involved.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

S. Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon's body

Seoul - South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey arrests 100 top police in wire-tapping probe

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested scores of senior police officers on suspicion of illegally eavesdropping on top officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Arrested man allegedly ordered pizza to police station

Michael Harp was having a bad enough day on Tuesday when he was locked up in Corbin, Kentucky's jail for allegedly being intoxicated in public and shoplifting.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Police catch top Greek fugitive after shootout

Athens - Greek police on Wednesday said they had captured far-left extremist Nikos Maziotis -- one of the country's top fugitives -- after a shootout in central Athens.
In the Media by John Hadoulis (AFP)

Roadside bombs claim at least 10 lives in Afghanistan

Kandahar - At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Afghanistan after they sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Police allegedly have a bizarre request in child porn case

Manassas - A 17-year-old boy is facing charges of child pornography and manufacturing child pornography for sending a video of himself to his girlfriend. According to the boy's lawyers police want to take a picture of his erect penis to use as evidence.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Woman calls 911 as cat turns on couple, trapping in bathroom

A woman from DeLand, Florida, called 911 on Saturday evening after her cat "freaked out" and began attacking her and her husband.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

Coors Light treasure hunt derails Toronto traffic

Toronto - Officials at Coors Light thought it would be a great idea to hide cases of beer around Toronto this summer. The search and rescue promotion was meant to be fun but instead caused a bomb scare which derailed traffic and went viral on social media.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

ACLU ask local police why they have grenade launchers

Springfield - Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are questioning why local police in a nearby small town have grenade launchers. It is actually due to a government program that allows the share of heavy arms within the government.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Attacks hit Tanzania and Kenya tourist sites

Arusha - Tanzania and Kenya were targeted in separate attacks in key tourist sites in the east African nations, police said Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings and gun battles scaring off foreign visitors.
In the Media by Ephrem Rugiririza (AFP)

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.
In the Media by AFP

S. African police sacked over videoed immigrant killing

Johannesburg - Eight South African policemen have been sacked over the death of a Mozambican immigrant who was shown in graphic video footage being dragged behind a police vehicle, police said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Parents accused of housing 11-year-old autistic child in dog cage

Anaheim - Law enforcement officials in California have been arrested the parents of an 11-year-old autistic boy who officials belive was being kept in a cage.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Driver turns tables on trooper, stopping him for speeding (Video)

A truck driver travelling through Illinois honked his horn in an effort to "stop" an Illinois State trooper for speeding, capturing the entire exchange on tape.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

The War on Drugs in the U.S. and neighboring countries

The "War on Drugs" is not just a personal story for people in the United States. It is also altered and contributed to by those in neighboring countries. We are going to explore why and how that happens right now.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

X-ray gun developed to search vehicles for hidden contraband

Technicians at American Science & Engineering have created a hand-held device which can be used to search for compartments in any vehicle or structure you can think of.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Violence in flashpoint Kosovo town over bridge blockade

Kosovo police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse stone-throwing protesters who set alight police cars demanding the removal of a barricade on a bridge linking ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the divided town of Mitrovica.
In the Media by Ismet Hajdari (AFP)

Violence in flashpoint Kosovo town over 'plant pot' blockade

Kosovo police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse stone-throwing protesters who set alight police cars demanding the removal of a plant pot barricade on a bridge linking ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the divided town of Mitrovica.
In the Media by AFP

Fugitive's wife arrested over S. Korean ferry disaster

Seoul - South Korean police on Saturday made apparent headway in the manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April's ferry disaster with the capture of his wife.
In the Media by AFP

Man claiming to have a bomb gives up in Stockholm

Stockholm - A man claiming to have a bomb in the office of a human rights group in Stockholm gave himself up on Thursday after negotiating with the police on the phone, law enforcement said.
In the Media by AFP

Boy finds mummified body in abandoned house

Dayton - A boy wandered into an abandoned home only to discover the remains of a mummified body. The coroner stated the body was in the home for five years.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

Man calls for help during home invasion, gets voicemail

Port Richey - When four robbers broke into his home, a man in New Port Richey, Florida, called police and was transferred to voice mail.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ticket quotas banned in Illinois

For many Americans and even for some officers ticket quotas were seen as unfair and a nuisance to police doing real work. A new law in Illinois has banned police from being held to quotas.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

High number of Norwegians support giving newborn DNA to police

According to a study by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, two-fifths of the Norwegian public would be happy with their government saving DNA profiles of newborns, to allegedly assist in future police investigations.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Sao Paulo police crack down on anti-World Cup protest

Braz - Military police in Sao Paulo clashed with masked anti-World Cup protesters Thursday hours before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the tournament's opening match.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Sao Paulo police crack down on anti-World Cup protest

Braz - Police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets Thursday to break up an anti-World Cup protest on the morning the Brazilian mega-city hosts the tournament's opening match.
In the Media by AFP

S.Korea police raid complex linked to ferry owner for second day

Seoul - Thousands of South Korean police raided the compound of a splinter religious group Thursday for the second day in a row as part of a manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April's ferry disaster.
In the Media by AFP
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Cops stand guard in front of Pomona City Hall awaiting the arrival of NSM members.
Cops stand guard in front of Pomona City Hall awaiting the arrival of NSM members.
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Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all th...
Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all the police smiled...and all he smokers were #happy420
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Officers at the detention centre.
Officers at the detention centre.
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all th...
Ottawa: Tolerance was the order of the day....The 420 to 425pm cloud of smoke was awesome and all the police smiled...and all he smokers were #happy420
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Toronto s Harbour Police patrolling waterfront before the G20 summit begins.
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Toronto's Harbour Police patrolling waterfront before the G20 summit begins.
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An NYPD cruiser
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An NYPD cruiser
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South African police driving in their cars
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South African police driving in their cars
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Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
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Police car
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Police car
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A local police SWAT team in an undisclosed town conducts tactical training focused on the apprehensi...
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A local police SWAT team in an undisclosed town conducts tactical training focused on the apprehension of heavily armed and dangerous fugitives. The FBI's Hostage Rescue Team is the gold standard by which many local police SWAT teams in the United States measure themselves by, especially those in small suburban and rural towns.
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An NYPD officer stands guard near Zuccotti Park in NYC
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An NYPD officer stands guard near Zuccotti Park in NYC
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Richmond police, Richmond Virginia
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London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
London police officers hunt a black bear sighted within the city limits Tuesday.
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a smal...
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a small bag of pot.
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Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
Kings Cross: Rally to protest against police shooting of aboriginal teens.
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Police respond to report of a naked man with a rifle.
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Police respond to report of a naked man with a rifle.
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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
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Clash between protesters and police in Madrid  Spain  April 25  2013.
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Clash between protesters and police in Madrid, Spain, April 25, 2013.
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Oak Creek  Wisconsin - August 5  2012: a police SWAT team in an armored truck arrives at the Sikh te...
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin - August 5, 2012: a police SWAT team in an armored truck arrives at the Sikh temple where white supremacist Wade Michael Page went on a shooting spree that resulted in seven deaths. Several others were also wounded in the shootout, including a police officer. Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as arriving police were closing in on him. The FBI would later call the shooting an act of domestic terrorism.
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