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21 submachine guns stolen from LAPD SWAT

Thieves made off with 21 submachine guns and various other weapons from a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT training site last week. The 21 MP-5 submachine guns and 12 high-caliber handguns had been modified to fire only simulated rounds, but could be converted back to use live ammunition in about…

‘Use live ammunition’ against Wisconsin protesters, Indiana official says

Update (3:15 pm ET): Indiana deputy attorney general loses job The Indiana Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that the deputy attorney general who called for Wisconsin riot police to use deadly force on protesters is no longer employed by the agency, according to WISH. Update (2:30 pm ET): Indiana official…

Israel releases footage of aid boat storming

JERUSALEM (AFP) – The Israeli army released footage on Monday of the resistance put up by pro-Palestinian activists as commandos stormed an aid ship headed to Gaza in an operation that has sparked a diplomatic furor. Video images showed troops rappelling down to the deck of one of the vessels…

Oops! MSNBC graphic suggests Taliban set fire to Bangkok

People watching MSNBC Wednesday morning could be forgiven for believing that the Taliban had invaded Bangkok. As NBC’s Ian Williams reported on violent protests in the capital city of Thailand, a graphic on the lower third of MSNBC’s screen read: “NEW TALIBAN ATTACKS, BANGKOK BURNS.” In truth, fires in the…

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