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Sydney siege survivor says army should have handled the operation

A survivor of the Sydney siege has expressed her anger at the police response, saying the army should have been put in charge of the operation instead.<p>Marcia Mikhael, 43, was one of 10 hostages to have their story aired in competing television specials by Channel Nine and Channel Seven on Sunday …

Sydney hostage situation unfolds, Uber drops the ball

Mashable breaks surge-pricing story, Uber spins, then finally acts.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The Sydney siege is over. Police stormed the cafe minutes after a second group of hostages escaped (three ran to freedom several hours earlier) and there was a report of shots fired in the cafe. Unconfirmed Australian media …

Australia

Sydney siege report: Tony Abbott says legal system let community down

Prime minister Tony Abbott has admitted that the country’s legal system has “let the community down”, after a report into December’s Lindt cafe siege found that government agencies failed to prevent the deadly incident.<p>The report was co-authored by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister …

Sydney siege: 18 calls to hotline before Monis attack

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1147000/1147357_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531512949_50e51fe1f7f3f5a85531c33459f3274d<p><b>Australia's security hotline received 18 calls about a self-styled cleric just days before his deadly attack on a Sydney cafe - but none suggested an</b> …

Extremism

Sydney siege report: Biggest question left unanswered in review

The advent of IS had presaged a dangerous new threat: spontaneous "lone-wolf" attacks licensed by a one-way propaganda model where extremists were …

Special Forces

Mormon police officer put on leave over gay pride parade says liberties violated

A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year’s gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties.<p>Eric Moutsos, 33, said on Wednesday …

Think you have the right to demand police identify themselves? Look closer.

The name tag will be worn on both the uniform shirt and jacket ... The name tag shall consist of the officer's first initial and his last name<p>Payne …

Law Enforcement

When did it become OK for the police to electrocute children?

Hard as it may be to imagine, dear reader, once upon a time the police managed to fulfil their obligations to society without resorting to electrocuting children. The sky did not fall. Teenage ruffians did not run amok. Life went on, much as it had before.<p>Changed times, of course. These days, the …

NYPD’s Bratton: Police to Blame for Worst Moments in Black History

RUSH: This is the Huffing and Puffington Post. The police commissioner in New York is William Bratton, and they love Bill Bratton in New York because …

Black History

Pasco Police Fired 17 Shots At Unarmed Mexican Migrant For Throwing Rocks At Them

Police in Washington state fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican migrant on Feb. 10, hitting him as many as six times, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Wednesday's statement from the Tri-Cities Special Investigations Unit, a squad of officers from four police departments assigned to investigate the …

'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington

Photograph: Chandler West for the Guardian<p>This man circled around a reporter and photographer for the Guardian twice while waiting for a local …

Protesters march into Miami Gardens City Hall over police shooting of mentally ill man

Dozens of frustrated protesters marched into Miami Gardens City Hall Wednesday night to voice their anger over a fatal police shooting 10 days ago of …

Is the Pasco Police Shooting The 'Ferguson' For Latinos?

Charles Herrmann, the attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin is now taking on the case of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican national who was shot and killed by police in Washington State.<p>Zambrano-Montes was allegedly throwing rocks at moving cars in a …

Protests continue in Venezuela as teen shot by police is buried | Reuters

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Sporadic protests flared in different parts of Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after a policeman shot dead a teenager during a demonstration against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in the volatile city of San Cristobal.<p>The worst unrest was again in San …

​ISIS travel guide: UK police remove jihadi manual from web

UK police are trying to remove an Islamic State travel guide from the internet, which offers would-be jihadis advice on how to reach Syria to join the group, from what to pack for the trip to how to elude Turkish authorities.<p>The new 50-page e-book, titled Hijrah to the Islamic State, released this …

No Charges in Michael Rodriguez Police Shooting, Fourth in Eight Months

The most recent of these involved Michael Rodriguez, who was shot to death outside a Greeley billiard parlor on January 4 after allegedly threatening …

New details on police killing of unarmed Mexican man as uproar mounts in U.S.

Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him in a deadly shooting that has led to weeks of protests and calls for a federal investigation, authorities say.<p>None of the shots struck former orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes in …

Autopsies don’t agree on whether Pasco man was shot in the back by police

There appear to be contradictions in what police are reporting and what an independent autopsy has found in the case of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the …