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Homeless man shot by LAPD: Who was ‘Africa’?

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 08:43 GMT // 0 Comments

On the harsh streets of Skid Row that became his home, he was known as Africaa name as vague and complex as he was. Surveillance footage, police and homeless community activists paint wildly different pictures of the man — one who could be violent, benevolent, troubled and altruistic. Africa was shot and killed by Los […]

Toronto Police Say Tunnel Mystery Is Solved

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:46 GMT // 0 Comments

OTTAWA — Toronto’s mystery tunnel has turned out to be a place for a couple of guys to get away from it all, more a “man cave” than a terrorist threat. After being stumped for more than a month by a 33-foot-long, hand-dug and carefully reinforced tunnel to nowhere, the Toronto Police said Monday that […]

Obama warns cop body cameras are no ‘panacea’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:17 GMT // 0 Comments

READ: White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran talk details After conducting seven listening sessions around the country, members of the task force issued 59 recommendations for how our communities can build stronger relationships with the police that serve them. – The task force also discouraged officers of donning riot gear and bearing military […]

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty Against Triple Shooting Suspect Craig Hicks

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:33 GMT // 0 Comments

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 2 (Reuters) – North Carolina prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who police say kept detailed notes on parking at his condominium complex before gunning down three young Muslims in a neighboring unit, according to documents released on Monday.This image provided by the Durham County Sheriff’s […]

On LAPD shooting, take a broader view

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 23:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Over the weekend, Los Angeles Police Department officers shot a man known as “Africa.” The killing was caught on video by bystanders as well as by currently un-released body-cam and surveillance cameras. There are ongoing protests and an official investigation into the shooting has been launched. Police Chief Charlie Beck came to the officers’ defense. […]

LA police shooting: What we know and don’t know

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Because the man appears in the four-minute video to be on his back on the ground when shots are fired, some have blasted the police, saying excessive force was used. The police, who said they were answering a call about a robbery, have said they are investigating the incident. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck […]

Man Fatally Shot By LAPD Reached For Cop’s Gun, Chief Says

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:43 GMT // 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday. Chief Charlie Beck said video showed the man reaching […]

Cleveland mayor apologizes for ‘insensitivity’ in Tamir Rice legal case

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:41 GMT // 0 Comments

The mayor’s statement Monday came days after a city court filing said the death of Tamir, a 12-year-old who was shot by police in November, was the sixth-grader’s own fault. – CNN’s Eliott C. McLaughlin contributed to this report.

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

“He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their inquiries,” added the statement, referring to the 27-year-old man. – Johnson helped City to win the 2011-12 Premier League title but was bought by his hometown team Sunderland for a reported £10 million ($15.3 million) before the start of the following season.

Hawaii Cop, Jody Buddemeyer, Arrested After Cyclist Killed

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:22 GMT // 0 Comments

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – A 30-year-old police officer on Hawaii’s Big Island was arrested and placed on administrative leave after he hit with his car and killed a bicyclist visiting from Michigan. Hawaii Island police officer Jody Buddemeyer was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in connection with the death Sunday morning of Jeffrey Sunow, […]

NJ Police Officer Pressured Woman To Have Sex To Avoid Arrest: Lawsuit

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A New Jersey police officer told a woman that he could handle her legal troubles “in an adult manner” that would spare her from arrest, according to a lawsuit. Shakera Brown claims Bridgeton Police officer Braheme Days forced her to have sex on multiple occasions to avoid an arrest for alleged shoplifting, according to the […]

Man Arrested After Failed Attempt To Steal Airplane: Police

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:52 GMT // 0 Comments

A Florida man accused of attempting to steal a $2.5 million airplane told police he needed to “go to Chicago,” authorities say. – The airplane valued at $2.5 million.

15 Pieces of Art Snatched From Fontainebleau

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:37 GMT // 0 Comments

The burglary took place after 6 a.m., according to the museum officials, and the thieves were in and out of the castle, southeast of Paris, in about seven minutes – the time from when the alarm was set off to when the police arrived. Fleur Pellerin, France’s minister of culture and communications, said in a […]

Canada’s tunnel mystery solved — well, sort of

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:24 GMT // 0 Comments

The tunnel, which measured more than 6 feet high and nearly 3 feet wide and snaked 33 feet long, was near York University and the Rexall Centre, the venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in July. The tunnel was 10 feet underground, with a ladder leading down to a chamber where it […]

Justice Department to Fault Ferguson Police, Seeing Racial Bias in Traffic Stops

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 09:47 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer, law enforcement officials said. After Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Mo., many […]

5 things to know for your New Day – Monday, March 2

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 06:46 GMT // 0 Comments

NETANYAHU SPEECH In Washington: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington yesterday, in advance of his big speech tomorrow. Netanyahu will urge Congress to delay an upcoming deadline in the nuclear talks with Iran. The White House is more than miffed about the speech — at Netanyahu for giving it and at House Speaker […]

Shoestring Legal Aid Group Helps Poor in Rural India

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 02:22 GMT // 0 Comments

JAGDALPUR, India — On a quiet night last November, the human rights lawyer Shalini Gera was brewing tea in her drab, small-town office, which doubles as an apartment, when her basic Nokia phone began vibrating on a plastic table. The lawyers Parijata Bharadwaj, left rear in a black scarf, and Guneet Kaur, center rear, talking […]

Recordings Suggest Emirates and Egyptian Military Pushed Ousting of Morsi

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Audio recordings of senior Egyptian officials that were leaked Sunday suggest that when Mohamed Morsi was president, the United Arab Emirates gave the Egyptian Defense Ministry money for a protest campaign against him. The recordings, which could not be authenticated, appear to indicate that both the Egyptian military and its backers in the Emirates played […]

2 shot in nightclub party featuring T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:08 GMT // 0 Comments

“Preliminary information and evidence gathered on the scene indicates that an unidentified suspect fired several shots from inside the club striking the two victims,” Charlotte police said in a news release. “This is an ongoing, active investigation.” – CNN’s Joe Sutton contributed to this report.

‘Jihadi John’s’ e-mails revealed

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:51 GMT // 0 Comments

“The release includes mentions of his (Independent Police Complaints Commission) complaint, his efforts to discover why he was unable to travel back to Kuwait to start a new life amongst other details.” Writing to the advocacy group’s research director, Asim Qureshi, Emwazi began with his altercations at a UK airport, making impassioned allegations about his […]

‘Jihadi John’s’ e-mails revealed

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:51 GMT // 0 Comments

“The release includes mentions of his (Independent Police Complaints Commission) complaint, his efforts to discover why he was unable to travel back to Kuwait to start a new life amongst other details.” Writing to the advocacy group’s research director, Asim Qureshi, Emwazi began with his altercations at a UK airport, making impassioned allegations about his […]

Cleveland: 12-year-old’s police shooting death his own fault

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 18:05 GMT // 0 Comments

In November, Cleveland Officer Timothy Loehmann fired the fatal shots at Tamir within two seconds of arriving outside a recreation center where the sixth-grader was playing with a pellet gun. In the 41-page response to the family’s lawsuit filed Friday, the city says that Tamir’s injuries “were directly and proximately caused by the failure of […]

2 Shot At Young Jeezy, T.I. Party: Cops

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Two people were injured after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub where rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti were advertised to appear, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman said. – Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs was scheduled to appear at 10 p.m.

Police: Man With License Suspended 41 Times Nabbed Again

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Police say a New York man whose license has been suspended 41 times has been nabbed again. Investigators on Long Island say Jason Brown initially gave a fake name after being pulled over Saturday afternoon in Yaphank.

Massachusetts police: Teen’s texts encouraged friend to commit suicide

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 14:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Conrad Roy, 18, of Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, was found dead in his car of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning July 13, Sgt. Kevin Kobza, public information officer for the Fairhaven Police Department, said Saturday. At one point the night of Roy’s death, he exited the vehicle and communicated to Carter that he was having second […]

Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 13:30 GMT // 0 Comments

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Parveena almost got away. She was on her way home from a visit to her parents in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan with her children by her side and a small group of women. Two men, their faces covered by kaffiyehs, pulled up on a motor scooter. Parveena, right, at a […]

Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray During Chaotic Shopping Protest

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 13:01 GMT // 0 Comments

Hong Kong police used pepper spray Sunday to break up scuffles between protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and villagers from a border town. –Police officers try to control the confrontation between activists demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers and local villagers at a suburban district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 1, 2015. […]

Migrant laborer’s death in hail of police bullets roils family, leaves questions

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 03:01 GMT // 0 Comments

It was this misfortune that distressed Zambrano-Montes in the days before he and police in the town of Pasco clashed in February, in a confrontation that ended with officers firing a total of 17 bullets, hitting Zambrano-Montes several times and killing him. He was unarmed but was accused of pelting police with rocks. His killing […]

Wesleyan Struggles To Deal With Student Drug Use

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:21 GMT // 0 Comments

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug violations.FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Wesleyan University sophomore Rama Agha […]

Candy-Hauling Man Used ‘James Bond’ Device To Hide License From Toll Booth: Cops

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 16:16 GMT // 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday. Hauling a load of candy across the bridge toward New York City on Wednesday, Pablo Ortega flipped a switch on his dashboard […]

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