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New Report on Police Decryption Capabilities

There is a new report on police decryption capabilities: specifically, mobile device forensic tools (MDFTs). Short summary: it’s not just the FBI that can do it. This report documents the widespread adoption of MDFTs by law enforcement in the United States. Based on 110 public records requests to state and local law enforcement agencies across the country, our research documents more than 2,000 agencies that have purchased these tools, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We found that...
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Nine weeks of bloodshed: how brutal policing of Kenya's Covid curfew left 15 dead

Violent enforcement of lockdown has led to legal action aiming to force police reform and accountability Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA nervous energy filled downtown Mombasa on the afternoon of 27 March. It was the first day of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19, and baton-wielding police were patrolling the streets of the coastal city as people rushed to get home. Confrontation was expected. Kenya’s police have a reputation for being heavy...
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American Cops Turn to Canadian Phone-Tracking Firm After Infamous 'Stingrays' Become 'Obsolete'

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are scrambling to secure funding for new cellphone-tracking equipment after the maker of the controversial “Stingray” device quietly announced last year it would no longer sell equipment directly to local law enforcement.Read more...
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A year-long investigation into the unaccountable police brutality of K9 units

A collaborative team of journalists from The Marshall Project,  AL.com, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute spent a year exploring a topic that often gets overlooked in discussions of police brutality: dog attacks. How many people get attacked by K9 units every year? — Read the rest
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Covid tier system in England has confused the messaging, says police chief – video

The assistant chief constable Owen Weatherill said during a home affairs committee meeting that England’s three-tier system of coronavirus regulations was confusing and, as a result, difficult for police to implement.In response, the minister for crime and policing, Kit Malthouse, has said it is important that people inform themselves about restrictions in their areasUK Covid breaches 'like antisocial behaviour', police chief says Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, England, Police, UK News, Lancashire, Kit Malthouse, Coronavirus, Owen Weatherill


Santa Monica police chief retires after criticism of agency’s response to looting and arson coinciding with a protest

SANTA MONICA — The police chief of Santa Monica is retiring following intense criticism of her department’s response to looting and arson of businesses while officers were occupied with a huge racial injustice protest march last May. A looted Patagonia store along Fourth street in Santa Monica, CA Monday, June 1, 2020. A peaceful George Floyd protest Sunday became violent as some from the group turned to looting of shops and restaurants in the city. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily New...
Tags: News, Protest, California, Police, Theft, Arson, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Patagonia, Social Justice, Santa Monica, National Guard, LA County, David Crane


Man gets 2 years in prison for helping off-duty deputy stage a fake drug raid in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — An East Los Angeles man was sentenced to two years behind bars for helping an off-duty deputy sheriff stage a fake drug raid and steal more than a half-ton of marijuana and cash from a downtown warehouse, according to court papers obtained Wednesday. Daniel Aguilera, 32, was among six defendants convicted of plotting with ex-Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Marc Antrim to rob the legal pot warehouse in October 2018. Aguilera — who was sentenced on Tuesday — pleaded guilty last y...
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Met police apologise over errors in racist attack investigation

Victim of attack Niyad Farah says officers who questioned her discriminated against her The Metropolitan police has apologised for errors made in an investigation into a vicious racist attack. The victim says the errors resulted from discrimination by officers.Niyad Farah, 38, was with two friends when they were attacked by seven white men on Kilburn Lane, in north-west London, in the early hours of 22 December 2019. Continue reading...
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Police in all 50 states are using secret tools to break into locked phones — and they're using them for cases as low-level as shoplifting, records show

Getty / Jose Maria Hernandez / EyeEm More than 2,000 police departments across all 50 states have purchased high-tech tools that can crack into locked, encrypted smartphones, according to a new report. Documents surfaced through open records requests by the Washington nonprofit Upturn show that police use phone-cracking technology far more often than previously known — and often without a warrant. Once they break into someone's phones, police can use the technology to extract all of their...
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'They just acted like animals': anger after protesters shot by security forces in Nigeria

Demonstrators were braced for a confrontation but hail of bullets still left them – and the world – reelingIn the minutes before the shooting began, hundreds of mostly young protesters at a toll gate in Lagos, were sitting on the hot ground on a Tuesday evening, waving Nigerian flags, singing the national anthem and defying the government.Protesters had braced themselves, prepared for when security forces would surely arrive, said 21-year-old Shola Abdul, a kitchen assistant, to enforce a 24-hou...
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South Wales police defend use of Taser on pregnant woman

Leanne Perrett, 35, lost her baby after officer fired stun gun at her during fracasA police force has defended the use of a Taser by one of its officers on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after the stun gun was fired at her.Leanne Perrett, 35, was three months pregnant when a South Wales police officer who had been called to a fracas between her and her partner discharged the Taser. Continue reading...
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Los Angeles could see more than 300 homicides this year, police chief says

Dozens more people have been killed and more have been shot in Los Angeles this year than in the same time the year before, the city’s police chief said Tuesday. Already in 2020, there have been 266 killings, according to Los Angeles Police Department numbers as of Friday. That’s 53 more victims killed than over the same period of 2019. The number is also already more than the total number of killings in 2019 and 2018. And the city is closing in on 1,000 total shooting victims — as of Friday, 97...
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Man Suspected In 2016 Maine Killing Arrested In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in Sacramento in connection to a 2016 Portland, Maine shooting death. Aristotle Stilley, formerly of South Portland, was arrested in Sacramento, California, early Tuesday morning, Portland police said. A Cumberland County grand jury indicted Stilley in August. Portland police said Stilley was arrested on a warrant in connection with the death of David Anderson. Anderson was shot and killed in March 2016 after a person knocked...
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UK police 'unable to cope' if no-deal Brexit cuts EU data sharing

Former terror law reviewer David Anderson warns of serious impact on fight against cross-border crimePolice in the UK “will be increasingly unable to cope” in the event of a no-deal Brexit because existing data-sharing agreements with the EU will be cut, a former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.David Anderson is one of a number of senior figures increasingly concerned that failure to strike a Brexit deal could have a serious impact on Britain’s ability to fight cross-borde...
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‘Unacceptable’: Miami Cop Under Fire For Wearing Pro-Trump Mask To Polls

A Miami police officer may face disciplinary consequences after he was photographed wearing a mask promoting President Donald Trump inside an early voting site while in uniform. The photo appears to show Miami police officer Daniel Ubeda dressed in blue police uniform and donning a blue, white and red face mask that reads “Trump 2020” and what appear to be the words, “No More Bullshit” emblazoned under it. Here is @CityofMiami Police Officer Daniel Ubeda, in full uniform with badge and gun ...
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Bug caught police unit making racist and sexist remarks, hearing told

Six Hampshire police serious organised crime unit officers accused of breaching standardsHampshire police officers were recorded on a hidden bug making racist, sexist and homophobic comments and wishing death on foreigners, a disciplinary hearing has heard.The officers, part of a specialist police unit that was described as “plain nasty”, were overheard insulting communities they were sworn to serve, the tribunal in Winchester heard. Continue reading...
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"The women come up to me, the women who they say don’t like me, they actually do like me a lot. Suburban women, please vote for me."

"I’m saving your house. I’m saving your community. I’m keeping your crime way down. I keep hearing, you know, it’s all fake stuff. Remember they said last time about women. Women will never vote.... Then the end of the evening, they’re all crying. Oh my God, what happened?...  They want to... destroy your suburbs. I say that to the women because I keep hearing. They said, 'The women from the suburbs.' No, I think the women from the suburbs are looking for a couple of things. One of them is safet...
Tags: New York, Crime, Safety, Law, Police, Biden, Trump, Suburbia, Carson City Nevada, City Life, Ann Althouse, Anarchy, Gender Politics, Racial Politics, Trump rhetoric, Class Politics


Leaked review of Met police body-worn video footage reveals officer errors

Memo explains reasons behind Scotland Yard decision not to routinely release contentScotland Yard has decided not to routinely release its own video footage of controversial incidents after internal reviews showed errors by officers, a leaked document reveals.The Met has been plagued by a flurry of social media videos raising concerns about stop and search, use of force and racial profiling, prompting calls for footage from body-worn video cameras to be made public. Continue reading...
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Leaked review of Met police body-worn videos reveals officer errors

Memo explains reasons behind Scotland Yard decision not to routinely release footageScotland Yard has decided not to routinely release its own video footage of controversial incidents after internal reviews showed errors by officers, a leaked document reveals.The Met has been plagued by a flurry of social media videos raising concerns about stop and search, use of force and racial profiling prompting calls for footage from body-worn video cameras to be made public. Continue reading...
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'This is mutilation': Chile's blinded protesters seek justice after Covid lockdown – video

More than 400 people in Chile have suffered eye injuries after being shot by police while protesting against inequality. They allege that police deliberately aimed teargas canisters and rubber bullets at protesters' faces. We follow Carlos Puebla, a former construction worker who was blinded in one eye and subsequently lost his job. With Chile hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, he is struggling to pay the rent and feed his family. As Chile exits lockdown and inequality grows ever deeper, he h...
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Woman suspected of driving towards officer is arrested near Beverly Hills protest

BEVERLY HILLS — A woman was arrested Saturday night when she allegedly drove her vehicle toward a Beverly Hills police officer who was blocking a street for the weekly pro-Trump Freedom Rally. The rally began about 3 p.m. at the Beverly Hills sign in Beverly Gardens Park, at 9439 Santa Monica Blvd., according to Beverly Hills police Sgt. David Leber. The police officer got out of the way and was not injured, Leber said. The woman was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a pe...
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Galt Man Arrested After Burglarizing Multiple Homes, Police Say

GALT (CBS13) – Authorities arrested a man who burglarized a home with two children inside, the Galt Police Department said. Louis Dulay, 55, of Galt, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail where he faces charges of burglary, child endangerment, loitering on private property with the intent to commit a crime, and tampering with a vehicle. Just before 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, a caller told police a man entered a window to the residence where the children were, the department said. This was ...
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Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests bring Lagos to standstill

Anger continues to grow despite notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad being dispandedMore than 10,000 demonstrators flocked on to the streets of Nigeria’s capital city to join mounting protests against police brutality. Protesters clogged roads, bringing the centre of Lagos, the usually traffic-filled economic hub, to a standstill.Many brandished the green-and-white Nigerian flag as they filled a major stretch of highway in the city of 20 million people. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Police, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Lagos


Police officer poisoned by novichok in Salisbury to quit

DS Nick Bailey says he ‘can no longer do the job’ despite trying hard to ‘make it work’The police officer who almost died after he was exposed to novichok during the Salisbury poisonings in 2018 has announced he is quitting the force.DS Nick Bailey, who came into contact with the nerve agent when he and two colleagues searched the Salisbury home of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, said he was leaving Wiltshire police after 18 years because he “can no longer do the job”. Continue reading...
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Police called on homeless person asleep on park bench; it was actually a Jesus statue

In the wealthy Ohio city of Bay Village just outside Cleveland, the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church installed a statue depicting Jesus wrapped in a blanket asleep on a park bench. According to the church, "It reminds us that, even though homelessness is a not a significant problem in our immediate neighborhood, we don't have to drive far to find those in tremendous need. — Read the rest
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Suspect At Large After Bank Robbery In Sutter Creek

SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – The Sutter Creek Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a bank robbery suspect who remains at large. Police said the man robbed a bank in Sutter Creek, which is located in Amador County, earlier in the day on Thursday and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The bicycle that the suspect used to get away from the scene has since been recovered but his whereabouts remain unknown. The suspect was captured on bank security cameras w...
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LA County commission gives sheriff unanimous no-confidence vote

Los Angeles County’s board of civilian watchdogs that oversees the Sheriff’s Department called on Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Thursday, Oct. 15, to resign, joining other public officials who want him to step down. The nine-member Civilian Oversight Commission voted unanimously, with one member absent, to express no confidence in the sheriff and ask him to leave his post. The vote came after Inspector General Max Huntsman elaborated on what the county official said were significant gaps in the dep...
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Trump endorses U.S. Marshals' summary execution of suspect

Trump: We sent in the US Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over… They knew who he was, they didn't want to arrest him and 15 minutes that ended pic.twitter.com/fJA5BsJVeF— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 15, 2020 At a rally today in North Carolina, Donald Trump endorsed U.S. — Read the rest
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Army warn they are on standby as police brutality protests intensify in Nigeria

At least 10 are dead and dozens injured in street demonstrations demanding an end to widespread abuses by security forcesNigeria’s army has warned it could step in against “subversive elements and troublemakers” as the protests against police brutality that have erupted throughout the country over the past week continue. Thousands of mainly young people have taken to the streets to protest against the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, commonly known as Sars, long accused of unlawful killings...
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Judge Drunk On Own Power, Possibly ‘Cheap Beer’

On an all new 'White Trash In Trouble'...
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