Policing

The fallacy of Trump’s “send in the Feds” fix for Chicago

The Facebook Live video, recorded on Tuesday, opened with what looked like a happy family enjoying a car ride, singing along to a song by rapper Chief Keef as it played on the radio.<p>Suddenly, the mood changed: Loud bangs popped in the background and the woman screamed — “Please! No!” — in pain. …

Criminal Justice

One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout

One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said.<p>Two Whittier Police Department officers responding to the scene of a traffic collision were getting out of their vehicle about 8 a.m. when a …

Police Shootings

California police officer shot dead while investigating car accident

(Reuters) - A California police officer responding to a traffic accident in the Los Angeles area was fatally shot on Monday by a gang member who was involved in the collision, a law enforcement spokesman said.<p>A second officer with the Whittier Police Department and the suspect, a Hispanic man in …

Police Shootings

High Murder Rates Vex Some U.S. Cities, Buck National Trend

Murder rates in four of the nation’s big cities have returned to levels not seen since the 1990s, an alarming surge that police officials are struggling to slow even as crime nationally is near historic lows.<p>A Wall Street Journal analysis of homicide data since 1985 for the 35 largest cities shows …

Cities

Why did a school handcuff an 8-year-old with a disability?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — School isn't usually tough for Kalyb Wiley-Primm, a smart, soft-spoken kid who likes science and robotics.<p>But one day in second grade, Kalyb said, some bullies made it a nightmare. Upset by the bullies' taunts, he began to cry and yell. "I was like, 'I didn't do anything to …

Education

Woman Rescues Officer From Attack By Jumping On Assailant's Back, Police Say

“You don’t have time to think about it... I did what God needed me to do,” Vickie Williams-Tillman said.<p>A Louisiana woman is being hailed a hero after she helped fight off an attack on a police officer by jumping on the assailant’s back, authorities say.<p>Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was in her car …

Baton Rouge

Use of ruses by immigration agents are under fire in L.A. and around the nation

During a nationwide operation this month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a team of ICE agents in Los Angeles approached the house of a man targeted for deportation.<p>“Good morning, police,” one agent announced in the pre-dawn darkness.<p>A man opened the door moments later.<p>“Good morning, how you …

Immigration Law

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Police Shootings

State Police officials under fire for expensive road trip

BATON ROUGE -- Thousands of dollars in overtime was paid to Louisiana State Police officials to drive across the country and stay at a Las Vegas …

New Orleans

A matter of survival: “The Talk” is a conversation about parents, kids and police

"The Talk" is timely look at the discussion between parents and kids about how to survive interactions with police<p>For me, it went like this: If you are pulled over in your car, keep your hands on the steering wheel. Give the officer your license. If your registration is in your glove box, tell the …

Police Misconduct

Kim Jong Nam Killing Caught on Video

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Security footage has emerged of the killing of Kim Jong Nam last week, showing two attackers took less than three seconds to carry out the assault on the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.<p>The video clips from security cameras were obtained by a Japanese media …

World News

French court calls for policeman to be charged with rape

A French court on Monday called for a policeman charged with assaulting a black man to be instead charged with rape, two weeks after a similar incident triggered several nights of unrest in the French capital’s restive suburbs.<p>The court in Bobigny, northeast of Paris, had been expected to deliver a …

European News

Ireland PM Enda Kenny expected to resign over police scandal

Fine Gael leader expected to outline plans at party meeting in Dublin next month after St Patrick’s Day visit to White House<p>Enda Kenny is expected to step down as prime minister of Ireland next month after facing severe criticism over his handling of a crisis in the Irish police force.<p>Kenny, who …

Ireland

Assassination of Kim Jong Nam caught on video surveillance

World<p>Assassination of Kim Jong Nam caught on video surveillance<p>Feb 20, 2017<p>CCTV video appears to show the moment that Kim Jong Nam was attacked and …

Video Surveillance

ACLU sues San Diego police over how it collects DNA from juveniles

A black teenager who was stopped by police last year while walking through a San Diego park is challenging the Police Department’s policies and …

San Diego

Jay Z's Tidal Marks Five-Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin Shooting with Powerful Social Justice Film

Filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz hope Tidal partnership will lead to "meaningful change."

Trayvon Martin

In e-mails about Denver’s police use-of-force policy, ideas ranged from absurd to idealistic

When the Denver Police Department invited the public to comment on proposed changes to its use-of-force policy via e-mail, it received a mixed bag of …

Denver

Man clocked at 203 km per hour charged with stunt driving, police say

A Toronto police officer on patrol saw the car but the driver pulled over without a chase<p>A man has been charged with stunt driving after being …

Police Shootings

Police: British Prime Minister Edward Heath Was A Pedophile

British police have said they believe they have evidence linking Britain’s last unmarried prime minister to alleged victims of pedophilia.<p>Sir Edward …

Lifestyle

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

Detroit News. February 14, 2017<p>More reform needed on property seizures<p>Gov. Rick Snyder began the new year by signing legislation to make it easier …

Man ran over pedestrian after stealing from Dallas Wal-Mart, police say | Crime

Dallas police are looking for a man who hit a pedestrian with his vehicle after stealing from a Wal-Mart in northwest Dallas last month.<p>Police say …

Walmart

DA clears Las Cruces police officer in January shooting

The Dona Ana County District Attorney's office has cleared a Las Cruces police officer in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding fugitive.<p>Authorities …

Crime

IPCC says it must consider prosecutions over armed police shootings

Watchdog says failing to hold proper inquiries into serious incidents would be threat to democracy as it produces new guidance<p>Failing to hold a proper inquiry after armed police shoot a suspect would be a threat to democracy, said the police watchdog as it published new rules on how serious …

UK News

Texas hunters who blamed immigrants actually shot each other, cops say

A Trump ally helped circulate the #gunfail tall tale.<p>When police first found a hunting guide and his client bleeding from gunshot wounds on a south …

Liberal POV

Waukee police respond to rumor of weapon being brought to school

Rumors that a weapon would be brought to Waukee High School led to an increased police presence there Monday.<p>Talk that someone would bring a weapon …

Des Moines

Forest Grove police log: Girl in homemade dinosaur costume 'creeping people out'

Officers contacted a 14-year-old girl who was testing the dinosaur costume she made.

Police Shootings

'You don't go against a mother's gut feeling': Oakville mom gets answers on crash that killed her son

An investigation into Durham Regional police by York Regional police found officers committed insubordination<p>An Oakville mother whose two sons were …

Crime

Mitchell: There should be no place for shooters to hide

Follow @MaryMitchellCSTHenderson Principal Marvis Bonita Jackson-Ivy really got to the crux of what needs to happen in the wake of 12-year-old Kanari …

Michael Flynn

Drug dealer drove 70m with Cambridgeshire Police officer on bonnet

<b>A drug dealer who drove 70m (230ft) with a police officer on his bonnet while trying to avoid arrest has been jailed.</b><p>Andre George, 27, was approached by two plain clothes officers after they spotted him dealing drugs from a car in Cambridge last November.<p>After the officers identified themselves, …

Crime

He stopped in a convenience store for a snack, then a car plows through

A massive sinkhole in the Studio City section of Los Angeles swallowed two vehicles as Southern California wrestled with a huge Pacific Storm. The …