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#MeToo and the justice system: complaints up, but convictions down

UK lawyers say more women are coming forward, but are police and prosecutors ready?The clearest impact of the #MeToo movement on the British justice system has been a sharp rise in the number of complaints made to police of rape and sexual assault over the past two years.That surge, however, has coincided with a chaotic response by police and prosecutors, who have been engulfed in problems over disclosure and allegations they have refined their approach to the crime in order to improve convictio...
Tags: MeToo movement, Rape and sexual assault, Law, Sexual harassment, Police, UK criminal justice, Society, UK news


Police ban Extinction Rebellion protests from whole of London

City-wide Met police operation begins to clear Trafalgar Square and other protest sites Police have banned Extinction Rebellion protests from continuing anywhere in London, as they moved in almost without warning to clear protesters who remained at the movement’s camp in Trafalgar Square.The Metropolitan police issued a revised section 14 order on Monday night that said “any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘Autumn Uprising’ ... must now cease their protests within London (MPS and Cit...
Tags: Extinction Rebellion, Metropolitan police, London, UK news, Environment, Climate change, Police, Protest, Environmental activism


'Oval Four' could be cleared after 47 years in wake of corrupt officer case

Court of appeal to review controversial 1972 case in which group of black men claimed they were framed by police ‘It shattered me’: Winston Trew on the decades-long fight to clear his nameNearly 50 years after they were jailed for theft and assaulting the police in a highly controversial case in which they claimed to have been framed and beaten, four black men from south London could finally be cleared. Related: 'It shattered me': Winston Trew on the decades-long fight to clear his name Conti...
Tags: London, Police, Race, UK News, World news


Police across country put on standby for London’s million-plus protest day

Met may call on officers from across England and Wales on Saturday 19 October for People’s Vote march and finale of Extinction Rebellion actionPolice forces in England and Wales are on standby for what could be one of the biggest public protests in British history, the anti-Brexit march due to take place in central London on Saturday 19 October.As MPs gather in the House of Commons for an emergency weekend sitting to discuss Brexit, more than a million people are expected to mass outside parliam...
Tags: London, Protest, Police, Environment, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Extinction Rebellion


Fort Worth Officer Fatally Shot Woman Inside Her Home, Police Say

Body camera footage shows the officer peering into a window and shouting, “Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” Then he fired his weapon.
Tags: News, Police, Police Brutality, Murders, Tex, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Misconduct and Shootings, Fort Worth (Tex, Police Department (Dallas, Atatiana Jefferson


Stephon Clark’s Sons Reach $2.4 Million Settlement Over Police Killing

The city of Sacramento agreed to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Mr. Clark, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by officers in 2018.
Tags: Clark, Stephon (1995-2018, Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, Police, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Cameras, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Sacramento (Calif


Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Deadly Parking Confrontation

The sheriff initially refused to arrest the gunman, who shot a man in front of his family, citing Stand Your Ground.
Tags: Florida, News, Police, Gun Control, Parking, Murders, Firearms, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Clearwater (Fla


HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism...by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, America, Racism, Terrorism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Robert Redford, White Supremacy, Tulsa


Dallas Cop Seen Wearing Punisher Logo During Altercation at Community Oversight Meeting

At the first public meeting of Dallas’s newly formed Community Police Oversight Board earlier this week, dozens of residents who came to share their concerns about law enforcement were surprised to learn the board had no intention of letting anyone from the community actually make a comment. And at least one officer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Racism, Military, Terrorism, Dallas, Police Brutality, Marvel Comics, Mass Shootings, The Punisher, Community Police Oversight Board


LAPD to clear some homeless encampments in San Fernando Valley and other LA fire danger zones

The Los Angeles Police Department was preparing Thursday morning to clear some homeless encampments from fire-danger areas in the San Fernando Valley as the region braces for several days of hot, dry Santa Ana winds. This is one of the first times LAPD has used a city ordinance passed in early September that made it easier for officials to order out anyone on hillsides and or in large recreation areas during times of dangerous fire weather. Fire officials around the state have expressed intense ...
Tags: News, California, La, Police, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Homeless, Local News, Lapd, Valley, Bel Air, Sun Valley, Santa Ana, Creek


LAPD to clear some homeless encampments in San Fernando Valley’s fire danger zones

The Los Angeles Police Department is preparing Thursday morning to clear some homeless encampments from fire-danger areas in the San Fernando Valley as the region braces for several days of hot, dry Santa Ana winds. This is one of the first times LAPD has used a city ordinance passed in early September that made it easier for officials to order out anyone on hillsides and or in large recreation areas during times of dangerous fire weather. Fire officials around the state have expressed intense c...
Tags: News, California, Police, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Homeless, Local News, Lapd, Valley, Bel Air, Sun Valley, Santa Ana, Creek, Los Angeles Police Department


Mark Duggan shooting: family settle high court claim against Met

Settlement is confidential at request of family whose case rested on ‘legality’ of shootingThe family of Mark Duggan, whose killing sparked civil unrest across England in 2011, have settled a high court claim against the Metropolitan police.Duggan, 29, was shot dead in Tottenham, north London, after armed officers intercepted the minicab in which he was travelling on the basis of intelligence that he was carrying a gun. A pistol was later found about seven metres away from the minicab. Continue ...
Tags: England, London, Law, Police, UK News, Tottenham, Metropolitan Police, Uk Riots 2011, Duggan, Mark Duggan


Protesters gather outside Riverside County District Attorney’s office to demand charges in Corona Costco shooting

RIVERSIDE — Several dozen people protested outside the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, demanding that the region’s top prosecutor reconsider his decision not to file criminal charges against an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a developmentally disabled man and wounded his parents during a confrontation in the Costco warehouse store in Corona. “Mr. (Mike) Hestrin doesn’t need a grand jury to file charges,” Benjamin Wood, a co-organizer of the downtow...
Tags: News, Shooting, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Local News, Riverside County, Lapd, Wood, Costco, Kenneth, Sánchez, Alhambra, Corona


The Investigation Of The Murder Of Joshua Brown Cannot Be Left To Dallas Police

Unfortunately, nobody in law enforcement has any credibility anymore when it comes to black lives.
Tags: Law, Police, Dallas, Joshua Brown, Amber Guyger


Drone detectives to identify evidence and create immersive simulations of crime scenes

AirCSI is a prototype drone system that scans crime scenes from above, identify possible pieces of evidence, and then collect more detailed images and data of such items of interest. Leading the development of the system is Pompílio Araújo, a researcher at the Intelligent Vision Research Lab at Federal University of Bahia who often assists the Federal Police of Brazil in crime scene investigation. From IEEE Spectrum: "...AirCSI provides a sketch with the localization of the evidences, as well...
Tags: Post, News, Police, Drones, Brazil, CSI, Crimes, Detectives, Crime Scenes, Pompílio Araújo, Intelligent Vision Research Lab, Federal University of Bahia


Civil rights groups call for a stop to Amazon's doorbell surveillance partnerships with cops

Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "More than 30 civil rights organizations, including Fight for the Future, Color of Change, National Immigration Law Center, and CAIR, have signed an open letter calling for elected officials to investigate Amazon Ring’s business practices and put an end to all Amazon-police surveillance partnerships. This is the first major action taken by groups to pressure lawmakers to address these partnerships and the threats they pose to privacy, civil liberties, and ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Transparency, News, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Authoritarianism, Ring, CAIR, Evan, Public Private Partnerships, Cctvs, Amazon Ring


Greenville Police Department: Land Of Thugs And Criminals

Via David Codrea, who posted this some time ago, this goes along nicely with our previous post. I have immense respect for the shop fellows who confronted the thugs. The cops are just swine to me.
Tags: Police, Military, David Codrea, Greenville Police Department


Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot Homeowner Through Front Door To Face No Charges

WiscoDave sends this. A Greenville County deputy who shot a Simpsonville homeowner through his front-door window has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing. The State Law Enforcement Division investigated the shooting and submitted findings to the state Attorney General’s Office, which recommended that no criminal charges be filed against Deputy Kevin Azzara. “It is my legal opinion that the officer used lawful force under the circumstances. As such, we are not recommending initiation of criminal ...
Tags: Police, Office, Military, Dick, Ashmore, Sheriff s Office, Greenville County, Simpsonville, State Law Enforcement Division, Kevin Azzara, Jerrod Fussnecker, Greenville News The, Dick Tench


Operation Midland: judge who issued search warrants claims he was 'misled'

Police failed to provide relevant investigation details into fictitious VIP abuse ring, says Howard RiddleThe judge who issued the search warrants during the disastrous Operation Midland investigation into a fictitious VIP abuse ring has suggested he was “misled” by police officers.Howard Riddle, who has since retired as a senior district judge and chief magistrate, has backed the findings of a damning report by Sir Richard Henriques, which concluded he would not have granted the warrants had po...
Tags: Police, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Richard Henriques, Howard Riddle, Howard RiddleThe


Washington State University: Catch 22, No Guns for You

Washington State University: Catch 22, No Guns for You U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- To those who wish the population disarmed, gun laws do not need to make sense, be reasonable, efficient, or effective. Any reduction in the number of legal gun owners, guns, or use of guns is seen as positive. It is why this bit of insanity at Washington State University ( WSU ) is unlikely to be addressed. Washington State University is primarily in the Southeast corner of Washington state, located at Pullman, Wa...
Tags: Europe, Guns, Australia, Washington, Police, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Washington State, Southeast, WSU, Washington State University, Pullman Washington, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch


Code of silence: Sark's top police officer says Channel Island 'awash' with criminals

Stopping the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods on to island is impossible says outgoing connétableSark bills itself the “crown jewel” of the Channel Islands, a peaceful, safe, car-free slice of paradise where the visitor can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life.But the outgoing top police officer has launched an extraordinary critique of the tiny island, claiming it is “awash” with people who have criminal convictions and calling for his successors to be armed with batons and peppe...
Tags: Europe, Crime, Drugs, Police, Society, UK News, World news, Channel Islands, Sark, Channel Island


Met officers will not face action over VIP child abuse inquiry

Watchdog faces claims of whitewash over report on botched Scotland Yard investigationThe police watchdog has decided no officer should face disciplinary action over the botched Scotland Yard investigation into bogus claims of a VIP child abuse ring.The report from the Independent Office for Police Conduct was released on Monday morning amid claims of a whitewash. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Scotland, Police, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Independent Office for Police Conduct


Operation Midland: Only one officer spoke to investigation into police failures

Exclusive: revelation at odds with police’s claim that they cooperated with inquiryOnly one of the officers referred to the police watchdog for questioning over Scotland Yard’s disastrous investigation of a bogus establishment paedophile ring was interviewed face-to-face, the Guardian has learned.The controversial report from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) into Operation Midland, the £2.5m Metropolitan police inquiry that fell for the false claims of the fantasist Carl Beech, i...
Tags: London, Crime, Scotland, Police, UK News, Guardian, Metropolitan Police, Independent Office for Police Conduct, Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC, Carl Beech


Operation Midland: Only one officer spoke to watchdog - report

Exclusive: Critics called it a ‘flaw’ that officers could decide to speak to the IOPC or notOnly one of the officers referred to the police watchdog for investigation over Scotland Yard’s disastrous investigation of a bogus establishment paedophile ring answered face-to-face questions from investigators, the Guardian has learned.The controversial report from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) into Operation Midland, the £2.5m Metropolitan police examination of the false claims of t...
Tags: Crime, Scotland, Police, Guardian, Metropolitan Police, Independent Office for Police Conduct, Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC, IOPC, Carl Beech


Delhi Police Head Constable Ministerial Recruitment Examination 2019

Delhi Police Head Constable Ministerial Recruitment Examination  Delhi Police invites Online application on prescribed format from Male and Female Indian Citizens for the Delhi Police Recruitment Examination 2019 for direct recruitment for Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Head Constable (Ministerial) Group-C in Delhi Police.   Published at... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Police, Delhi, Head, Constable, Manisha, Ministerial, Ministerial Group C


Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database

Exclusive: Details of thousands referred to programme can be viewed without their knowledgeCounter-terror police across the UK have been running a secret database containing details of thousands of individuals referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, the Guardian can reveal.The National Police Prevent Case Management (PCM) database is managed centrally by national counter-terrorism policing headquarters. It is accessible to all police forces across Englan...
Tags: UK, Police, UK News, Northern Ireland, Home Office, England Wales Scotland, Prevent strategy


Bihar Police Constable Recruitment by CSBC 2019

Recruitment of  Constable Vacancy in Bihar Police 2019 Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC) of Bihar Police invites Online application from Indian nationals for the  following  11880 Sarkari Naukri vacancy of Constable  in Bihar Police, Bihar Military Police (BMP), Special India Reserve Battalion (SIRB) and Bihar State Industrial Security Battalion (BSISB) in... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Police, Constable, PSC, Bihar, Manisha, HotJob, Sarkari Naukri for 12th pass, Bihar Police Constable Recruitment, CSBC of Bihar Police, Bihar State Industrial Security Battalion BSISB


London police arrest activists ahead of Extinction Rebellion protest

Officers raid building used by climate crisis activists to store items for Westminster rallyPolice have taken pre-emptive action against environmental protesters who are planning to cause disruption in Westminster.Dozens of officers from the Metropolitan police’s territorial support group raided a building in Kennington, south London, where Extinction Rebellion activists were storing equipment to use in a demonstration next week. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Activism, Police, Environment, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Extinction Rebellion


New Met police bid to share crime victims’ data with Home Office

Legal challenge after force tries to revive policy of passing information to immigration authoritiesScotland Yard has drawn up a new policy to ensure officers continue the deeply controversial practice of sharing data on victims of crime – including domestic and sexual violence offences – with the immigration authorities.After a previous legal challenge from campaigners to stop the “unlawful practice” the Met ditched the policy earlier this year. Yet it has emerged that the force has redrafted t...
Tags: Human Rights, Police, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Metropolitan Police


Humpty Dumpty, the Castle Doctrine, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Humpty Dumpty and the Castle Doctrine The judge in former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger's murder trial for the shooting of Botham Jean gave the jury instructions on the Castle Doctrine defense, despite the fact that Guyger entered Jean's home and shot him, and wasn't defending her "castle." Her lawyers employed this argument as their primary defense (that it wasn't her home was a "mistake of fact," they said) so the judge h...
Tags: Texas, Law, Police, Marijuana, Austin, Mental Health, Homelessness, Brooklyn, New York Times, Finland, Sex Crimes, Dallas, Houston, Bail, Innocence, Probation