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Local police involved in 400 killings per year

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.The reports show that 18% of the […]

U.S.: Dearborn cleric popular with ISIS fighters owes $250K for fraud | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Ahmad Jebril, 43, who has gained an international following among ISIS fighters and sympathizers, is on probation after serving 6½ years in prison. After being released in 2012, he has used social media to become what experts say is the most popular religious leader for Islamists from the West fighting for ISIS, also known as […]

California highway patrol officer under investigation for beating mentally ill woman — Society’s Child — Sott.net

Officer Daniel Andrew, who was put on a desk assignment after the incident, has been removed from duty and put on paid administrative leave, the CHP said.The agency didn’t reveal if it made a recommendation to prosecutors but said in a news release that its report outlined potentially serious charges he could face. It didn’t […]

CSEC kept 66 ‘unintentionally’ obtained private communications – Politics – CBC News

In a report tabled Wednesday, Communications Security Establishment Canada commissioner Jean-Pierre Plouffe said that all CSEC activities he reviewed over the last year complied with the law, and that all private communications recognized by CSEC were intercepted unintentionally.”There was no intention on CSEC’s part in collecting these communications with a Canadian end; the Canadian end […]

KKK plans to employ US troops in training for upcoming race war VIDEO — RT USA

The Ku Klux Klan plans to use US military troops returning from overseas deployments to begin military training for its members, according to a new report, though the success of the group’s recruitment drive is unclear.The Loyal White Knights within the larger, nationwide white supremacist group – which has an estimated 6,500 members – told […]

DoD: Military Equipment Helps Local Police Do Their Job

“By and large — and I’m speaking like any American citizen, and I’m sure you guys would agree with me — that law enforcement all over the country has a hard job to do,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters, as quoted by Politico. “And 99 percent of them all do it […]

Saginaw sheriff dumping military vehicle made fun of by HBO comedy show | MLive.com

The vehicle that the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department received free of charge earlier this year from the U.S. Army was shown in a motorist’s March 2014 Youtube video driving on a Saginaw street. The clip shows something a Saginaw County resident will only see again if they catch the vehicle driving out of town, Saginaw […]

President Obama sending AG Holder to Ferguson, Remarks on Ferguson Today

The Justice Department has opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. They are on the ground and along with the FBI, they are devoting substantial resources to that investigation.The attorney general himself will be travelling to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with the FBI agents and DOJ personnel conducting […]

Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy

More than half these incidents were serious enough that lab workers received medical evaluations or treatment, according to the reports. In five incidents, investigations confirmed that laboratory workers had been infected or sickened; all recovered.In two other incidents, animals were inadvertently infected with contagious diseases that would have posed significant threats to livestock industries if […]

Microsoft urges customers to uninstall ‘Blue Screen of Death’ update – Computerworld

The update, identified as MS14-045 in Microsoft’s numbering, was one of nine released on “Patch Tuesday,” Aug. 12, was designed to fix three separate flaws, including one related to a font vulnerability and another in the Windows kernel, the heart of the operating system.Within hours of its release, however, users reported that MS14-045 had generated […]

Police: ‘Do not be alarmed,’ mock terrorism exercise tonight at Greenwood Mall

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department this afternoon posted a notice to Facebook warning residents to steer clear of the training exercise, which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight at 1251 U.S. 31 N.“During this time you will see large amount of emergency equipment and personnel,” IMPD officials wrote. “This exercise is not open to the […]

Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them? – The Washington Post

MoreBy Caitlin Dewey August 14A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson. TwitterDavid, a.k.a. Pharaoh, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social […]

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