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2 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

LA School Police Wield Grenade Launchers, Assault Rifles

Police in riot gear hold their weapons as they watch demonstrators protest against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014. Police in riot gear ordered dozens of lingering demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday and charged into the crowd to make arrests as relative calm dissolved amid protests over the police shooting death of Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teen, in the St. Louis suburb.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO

4 hrs ago | Reuters

Pussy Riot says found supporters, autograph-seekers in Russian prisons

Two members of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group found supporters of their opposition to President Vladimir Putin during their almost two years in prison, even fielding autograph requests from guards, the activists said on Monday. The pair, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were jailed after performing a profanity-laced protest against Putin at a Moscow cathedral in 2012.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia, Cambridge, MA

8 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Demonstrations in Khartoum over electricity and water outages

September 14, 2014 Sudanese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who were protesting against power cuts and water outages in al-Daim neighborhood in the center of the capital Khartoum. Sudanese protestors gather for a demonstration in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on 25 September 2013 The same area has been the scene of some of the bloodiest confrontations between demonstrators and police during last year's protests.


12 hrs ago | Nerve News

Pakistani court orders murder case registration in activists' killing

A court in Pakistan Monday ordered registration of cases in the killing of opposition activists during the anti-government protests in Islamabad, lawyers said. Clashes erupted between the demonstrators and the riot police when the protestors tried to march to the Prime Minister's House.


Related Topix: Pakistan, Asia, World News,

16 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Police use tear gas to disperse students' protests in North Darfur state

September 14, 2014 Riot police in North Darfur capital, El-Fashir used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse high student demonstrators who took to the streets to protest against teachers' strike which entered its second week. Smoke billows from burning tyres as Sudanese demonstrators protest against rising prices near the main market of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, on July 31, 2012 Last week, more than 1,000 teachers went on strike over unpaid salary arrears since 2005.


Related Topix: Sudan, World News, Africa

21 hrs ago | Armenian Liberty

Armenian Police Practice Crowd Dispersal

The chief of the Armenian police warned opposition groups against destabilizing the political situation in the country with "unlawful" actions as his forces trained to use force against anti-government protesters over the weekend. Hundreds of interior troops and other police personnel simulated a "special operation to prevent and disrupt mass disturbances" at the end of six-day training exercises in crowd control held at an airfield 15 kilometers north of Yerevan.


Related Topix: Asia, Armenia, World News,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Trinadad Express

Unease on Soldiers' Callout

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has called on the Prime Minister and President to explain why Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force reserves were called out to lend security support recently. In an immediate response yesterday, National Security Minister Gary Griffith accused Rowley of creating instability and panic in the country as he stressed that calling out reserves was nothing new and has been done for the past several years, including under the former PNM regime.


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, Central America, World News

Jerusalem Post

Palestinian autopsy: Teen shot in head with police sponge bullet

Palestinian protesters take cover during clashes with Israel Police in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz September 7, 2014.. An autopsy report released Sunday by a Palestinian coroner confirmed the cause of death of Arab teen Muhammad Abd al-Majid Sunuqrut last week was a sponge-covered bullet to the head, directly contradicting police claims that the 16-year-old fell and fractured his skull.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East,

ABC News

Teenage offenders escape cells in new Darwin prison

Two teenagers escaped from their cells at the new prison in Darwin's rural area but did not get out of the prison precinct. Police said the 16 and 15-year-old males broke out of their cells around 3:00am and were found sitting on the roof of the prison.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Riot Club review: Smart drama sticks the knife into awful elite's sense of entitlement

The group is based on Oxford University's snobbish and elist Bullingdon Club, whose members included David Cameron and Boris Johnson Two new Oxford undergraduates are invited to join the Riot Club, a notorious fine-dining society for the supposed elite. But things get out of control at a country pub.


Related Topix: An Education

Sheffield Star

SLIDESHOW: Missiles hurled at police and four arrested at EDL demo in Rotherham

Police officers were forced to raise their batons and dodge missiles hurled at them when violence flared after a breakaway group of EDL supporters left an organised march in Rotherham today. The 200-strong splinter group left the march after metal barriers designed to guide EDL members along a pre-arranged route were knocked to the ground.


Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

The Bennington Banner

German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told The Associated Press that the man was attacked early morning by a group of young men who beat him with a glass ashtray and shouted: "We don't want foreigners in Belgrade!" Serbia, which has a long history of attacks by far-right groups against gay activists, has repeatedly pledged to protect human rights as it seeks European Union membership.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Activism

The Daily Beast

College Town Police Get Military TankBut it's only 'to perform rescues.'

A $700,000 armored car given to police in a modest California college town? Don't worry, it's only meant "to perform rescues of victims and potential victims during active shooter incidents," according to Davis, Calif. police chief Landy Black.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

New Jersey Herald

Ceremony to mark 43 years since Attica prison riot

Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising. New York corrections officials, members of the guards' union and family members of those killed will gather in front of Attica Correctional Facility for a series of events on Saturday.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Attica Correctional Facility

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bangkok Post

Black hides the truth

Re: "UDD doubts arrested 'men in black'" . Veerakarn Musikapong and Weng Tojirakarn, core leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship , cast doubt on whether the five "men in black" who were arrested are the true culprits or not.


Related Topix: Activism, Opinion

The Daily News

Legal Issues Await Mob Attack Investigation

Memphis police could make more arrests in the Poplar Plaza mob attack, but investigators believe they have the teenagers who started the riot on the parking lot of the Kroger supermarket Saturday, Sept. 6, that injured three people.


Related Topix: Shelby County, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Milwaukee Courier Online

Police Militarization

Police militarization has been among the most consequential and unnoticed developments of our time. Excessive police force in response to acts of peaceful civil disobedience is not a new issue.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO


Cities That Have Used Military Equipment for Riot Control Might Owe Feds Millions

On Tuesday, Obama administration officials testified that local police who received surplus military equipment from a government program were never supposed to use that equipment for riot control and if the items were misused, cities may be forced to repay millions in grants given them by the government to purchase the equipment. The testimony was delivered before Congress by members of the Defense and Homeland Security departments on Tuesday afternoon in a hearing that was spurred by shocking images from Ferguson, Missouri where police used a variety of military-styled equipment to quell rioting last month.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Jerusalem Post

Likud MK caught on tape calling Jerusalem police chief 'a coward' for handling of Arab riots

Miri Regev was overheard by Israel Radio as telling Jerusalem district police chief Yossi Friyanti that security forces needed to "hit the rioters hard." A Likud lawmaker branded the chief of the Jerusalem police force "a coward" for his handling of the continued rioting in the predominantly Arab areas of east Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported on Friday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Playing the 'spy card' an old trick

Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe's limp apology shortly after a parliamentary session that saw ANC MPs accused of protecting him from answering for his spy claims against the public protector, may have closed this sorry chapter, but it has by no means closed the book on such narratives in South Africa's public discourse. When Maphatsoe resorted to describing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela as a CIA plant or spy, he followed a long-established path within the ANC, for such labels were applied to the "other" in political and organisational battles all the way back to exile days.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Opinion