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1 hr ago | Final Call

Ferguson Protestors: - We will get answers'

Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than 150 protestors gathered to shut down Highway 70 for a few minutes. The shutdown planned as part of efforts to pressure authorities to deliver justice in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager shot by a White police officer in Ferguson, was thwarted by a heavy police presence along the road leading up to the highway on-ramp.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

5 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

Loyalist rioter Darren Shields jailed for six months

A 36-year-old Belfast man who threw several missiles at police "out of frustration" during a riot in the city centre was starting a six-month prison sentence on Tuesday. Darren William Shields, from Boundary Way, was handed a 12-month sentence - half of which will be spent in custody with the remaining six months spent on supervised licence upon his release - after he pleaded guilty to a charge of rioting.


7 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Campus police also acquire military surplus equipmentCampus police...

Textbooks, football and Greek life. Keggers, marching bands and all-nighters. A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Increasingly, at Indiana college campuses, you'll find all of the above.


Related Topix: Indiana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

12 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Sudanese mother sentenced to death for marrying a Christian tells...

'Be still and take ya whooping': NFL star Adrian Peterson 'accused of injuring ANOTHER toddler son while disciplining him in incident that left the boy with a head wound' Police release last-known CCTV image of missing UVA student, 18, inside her apartment block hours before she disappeared from a party as desperate search continues Florida socialite who helped expose David Petraeus' career-ending affair is told she can move forward with lawsuit claiming government invaded her privacy by leaking name to the media REVEALED: The passengers that make your flight hell, from selfish seat recliners and smelly travellers to parents who let their kids run riot 'Every black parent in the South whips their child': Charles Barkley DEFENDS Adrian Peterson days after football star is indicted on charges of child abuse NFL appoints three domestic violence experts and creates social responsibility ... (more)


Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather

12 hrs ago |

Pussy Riot Spends Night at Cambridge Police Department Following Harvard Talk

Russian feminist protest punk band Pussy Riot found themselves at the Cambridge Police Department Monday evening after 2008 Harvard School of Public Health graduate Roman Torgovitsky was arrested for trespassing. Torgovitsky asked a question during Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina's appearance at the JFK Jr. Forum earlier that evening, where he openly admitted to being "illegally" on Harvard grounds after he had been arrested in May for an altercation with campus police.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

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


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

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.


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,

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

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