A police chief is arrested....................Read more here:Read more »
Minutes after reading a late-night news story online about him that he perceived to be inaccurate, Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan ordered a sergeant to a reporter's home insisting on changes, a move First Amendment experts said reeked of intimidation and attempted censorship.Read more »
Diabetic beaten.......................Read more here:Read more »
A Massachusetts woman says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home. She says she was held face-down on the floor at gunpoint while her 3-year-old daughter Ji’anni cried in another room. It turns out agents were after the other tenant on the floor of the multi-unit building who was suspected of dealing drugs. The raid was called Operation Red Wolf, a two-year investigation into drugs and weapons, WHDH.com reported.Read more »
AN artillery round has accidentally exploded while a welder and police commandos tinkered with it with an acetylene torch, killing four people, including two policemen, in the Philippine capital.Read more »
In Holland, Santa doesn't have elves. He has blackface helpers named "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete). An artist who has been active protesting the racist tradition was peppersprayed, tackled, and arrested for wearing a t-shirt proclaiming "Zwarte Piet is Racism."Read more »
Dallas Police shoot and kill suspect, one cop in the hand, and graze a bystander with a bullet. Suspect fired 0 shots.Read more »
Oakland turns to 1st general strike in 65 years
A 10,000-strong rally has blocked the entrances to the Port of Oakland, which has had to shut down its operations for the day. The port will lose roughly $8 million per day if the "blockade" continues.
Today’s events have culminated in a massive march in the Bay Area, which has been one of the goals of the Occupy Oakland General Strike, the first such strike in the city for 65 years. The Port of Oakland is one of the largest shipping hubs of its kind in the country.Read more »
75 years in for videotaping the police. Shied laws increasingly popular in US. 12 states now have laws prohibiting citizens from recording police.Read more »
Thirteen of 16 people arrested Tuesday on charges of violating the new road safety ordinance pleaded guilty in court today.Guilty of being homeless,unemployed,hungry.
Judge Thomas Dannheisser sentenced them to time served.
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