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Mexico police take refuge from Juarez drug gangs

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Some 2,000 police are hunkering down in hotels in Mexico’s most violent city of Ciudad Juarez after a drug gang threatened to kill an officer per day if their chief refused to resign. Eleven police officers, including four commanders, have already been killed in the city…

Police kill 7 hostage-takers in China’s Xinjiang

BEIJING — China said Thursday police killed seven “terrorists” who took hostages in the nation’s restive Xinjiang region during a rescue operation that left one police officer dead. A “violent terrorist group” kidnapped two people in the northwestern region’s Pishan county late Wednesday night, prompting a stand-off with police, the…

Police officer hurt, two arrested at ‘Occupy DC’ site

WASHINGTON — A police officer was injured Thursday and two people arrested at the site of a Washington offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a National Park Service police spokesman said. One person was charged with assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct after Park Police officers converged on…

Gunman kills two at Virginia Tech

WASHINGTON — Virginia Tech, the scene in 2007 of the deadliest school shooting in US history, was again struck by violence Thursday when a gunman opened fire, killing a campus police officer and a second person. The university said on its website (www.vt.edu) that the shooter — described as a…

Occupy DC in standoff with police after erecting wooden structure

As many as twenty arrests were made at the Occupy DC protest in Washington on Sunday after occupiers assembled a two-story wooden structure from sections that had been constructed off-site and refused police orders to remove it. Protesters told reporters that the building was needed to provide shelter as winter…

Louisiana: police officer who shot and killed unarmed, 73-year-old cancer survivor resigns

Back in March I blogged about yet another example of cops out of control — the murder by cop of a 73-year-old black man, a cancer survivor, who was hosting a family cookout in front of his humble home in Homer, Lousiana. Officer Tim Cox, and Officer Joey Henry showed up at…

One Of Us Knows Nothing About People

And it’s not me. Oscar Grant, a black man from Oakland, was shot by BART police on New Year’s Day. And by “shot”, I mean “executed”. Video from the shooting is below the fold. Robert Stacy McCain, who’s quickly becoming one of my favorite terrible people on the internet, has…

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