The Devon and Cornwall police force, tasked with the patrol of the largest geographical area in England, are pioneering perpetual drone surveillance by establishing an unprecedented 24-hour drone surveillance of its patrol area set to begin this summer.
The police drones, also identified as “unmanned aerial systems,” have undergone smaller tests last year. Multiple reports state that the drones will mostly be used for locating crime suspects and missing persons as well as surveillance of crime scenes. Continue reading »
Police in Paris clashed with demonstrators from the Asian community in front of a police station following a protest over the police killing of a 56-year-old man over the weekend.
Hundreds of members of the Asian community gathered on Monday in front of the police station of the 19th arrondissement, where they had placed candles in memory of Shaoyo Liu who was killed by a police officer at his home in Paris during a raid.
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A global Islamist group campaigning for sharia law is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police after declaring former Muslims should be killed.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan has condemned Hizb ut-Tahrir after Daily Mail Australia caught on camera group leader Uthman Badar declaring followers who had left the faith deserved the death penalty.…
H/t reader kevin a.
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– Pakistani cricketer who beat his wife with his bat, forced her to drink bleach and called her friends ‘English slag girls’ is SPARED jail after a judge says his victim is ‘an intelligent woman and not vulnerable’:
A Pakistani cricketer who beat his wife with his own bat and forced her to drink bleach while urging her to kill herself is set to join a top British club after being spared jail.
Mustafa Bashir, 34, hit his hotel receptionist wife with his own bat during a jealous outburst, then warned her: ‘If I hit you with this bat with my full power then you would be dead.’
During another furious attack, he held Fakhara Karim, 33, by the neck, poured bleach down her throat and forced her to take tablets while ordering to kill herself.
She told the court how her confidence was crushed by her jealous lover, who berated her for wearing westernised clothes and called her friends ‘English slag girls’.
But Bashir was spared jail at Manchester Crown Court, where the judge decided that he did not pass the custody threshold because his ex-wife was not a vulnerable person.…
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H/t reader squodgy:
“No justice at all where bad cops prevail.”
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According to reports, a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli man has been arrested in Israel and is being charged with making “most” of the bomb threat calls to Jewish institutions since Jan. 1.
Since Jan. 1, over 100 bomb threats have been made against Jewish institutions, such as schools and community centers, around the world, including in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. The establishment immediately insinuated that “hateful Trump supporters” were terrorizing the Jewish community. Now, it turns out a 19-year-old Jewish man living in Israel, who holds dual citizenship in America and the Middle Eastern state, stands accused of making most of the threats. Continue reading »
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
LAST month, British woman Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn were woken at 2am by three men breaking into a window of their remote farm in Dullstroom, a small town in the northeast of South Africa, about 240km from the nearest capital city.
The couple, who had lived in the area for 20 years, were tied up, stabbed, and tortured with a blowtorch for several hours. The masked men stuffed a plastic bag down Mrs Howarth’s throat, and attempted to strangle her husband with a bag around his neck. Continue reading »
In a mind-bogglingly dangerous move, conservatives in the Texas Senate have passed a bill that some say would make it legal for doctors to lie to pregnant women about discoveries made during prenatal testing.
Texas Senate Bill 25 makes it illegal to sue a doctor for what’s known as a “wrongful birth”. Though rare, doctors have been sued in the past for not informing women about fetal defects that are found during ultrasound and other prenatal testing, the argument being that the women would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy if they had been properly informed. The bill was passed by the senate yesterday with a 21-9 vote would relieve medical professionals of legal liability in such cases.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Am 13. Januar 2017 starb plötzlich und unerwartet der Enthüllungsjournalist Udo Ulfkotte im Alter von nur knapp 57 Jahren an einem Herzinfarkt. Seither rätselt das Internet, ob es dahinter noch eine andere Wahrheit gibt. Dabei lautet die Frage wahrscheinlich nicht, ob und wie Ulfkotte ermordet wurde, sondern wer ihn auf dem Gewissen hat. In diesem Nachruf von Gerhard Wisnewski wird der Frage nachgegangen…
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