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Study blames police for ‘disastrous results’ in Charlottesville violence

Police and government officials failed to ensure public safety and protect free speech during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, an independent review concluded. An anti-fascist protester was killed after the rally. “The city was unable to protect the right of free expression and facilitate the permit holder’s offensive speech,” said the report, published Friday. Commissioned by ...

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Months after she was shot by police, Justine Damond’s family is still waiting for justice

Investigators still have not spoken to the police officer who shot dead an Australian-American woman while responding to her 911 call in Minneapolis, Minnesota, five months ago. The investigation into the shooting death of Justine Damond was being conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) before the case was submitted to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office for possible criminal ...

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Washington, DC police say no shooter near White House

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 20:34 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 20:48 Police in Washington, DC have declared an all-clear, after investigating an unconfirmed report of an active shooter just two streets over from the White House. The area was declared safe. The incident was reported at 1400 block of I Street NW, in the McPherson Square area, shortly after ...

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Police in Potsdam, Germany evacuate Christmas market, investigate suspicious object

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 15:15 Edited time: 1 Dec, 2017 15:55 German police have evacuated a Christmas market in the city of Potsdam following reports about an explosive device planted nearby. Read more Police are “currently deployed to central Potsdam because a suspicious package [was found there],” the local police department said in a Twitter post. Local officers had ...

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Armed police make 2 arrests as alleged jihadist terror plot is foiled

Counter-terrorism officers believe they have thwarted an attack on the UK after armed police arrested two men on Tuesday. The first suspect was arrested in London, and the second in Birmingham. The pair, aged 21 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism contrary to section 40 of the Terrorism Act ...

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Police evict anti-fracking protesters from encampment in Olympia, Washington

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 18:33 Dozens of police, dressed in riot gear and backed up by armored vehicles and a bomb squad, broke up a protest encampment in downtown Olympia, Washington. Anti-fracking activists blocked the tracks for 12 days. Dozens of protesters blocked the two sets of railroad tracks in a makeshift campsite, dubbed Olympia Stand, to disrupt shipments ...

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UK journalists who worked on Snowden leaks still under investigation, police confirm

British journalists who worked with leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents from Edward Snowden are still being secretly investigated, it has been revealed. Critics say police should immediately end the probe as “journalism is not a crime.” According to an investigation by the Intercept, ‘Operation Curable’ is being led by a counterterrorism unit within London’s Metropolitan Police. “The investigation is ...

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Pregnant woman reports rape to police, is arrested for immigration status

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 14:32 A woman who told police she had been kidnapped and repeatedly raped over a period of six months was arrested over her immigration status. Has Theresa May’s pledge to create a “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants gone too far? The woman, who was five months pregnant at the time she reported her ordeal to ...

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Australian police detain Somali-born jihadist sympathizer plotting New Year’s Eve attack in Melbourn

A 20-year-old Australian citizen has been arrested for plotting a shooting rampage in Melbourne’s central square while it is packed with New Year’s Eve revelers. Police say he was inspired by jihadist terrorists and associated with a local “extremist community.” The man was rounded up during a special operation by police conducted at around 3 pm Monday local time [4 ...

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Israeli MPs to pass ‘Netanyahu bill’ banning police from publicizing corruption probe results

Israeli MPs have backed a law to prevent police from publishing recommendations on whether to charge criminal suspects, with those allowing leaks facing jail. Israeli PM Netanyahu, currently being investigated over graft, may be the main beneficiary. The bill, which would curb the powers of police to consult with the federal attorney over pressing charges in individual cases, was passed ...

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