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Crime experts, politicians, and religious leaders are calling on the U.K. government to ban the sale of pointed kitchen knives, KentOnline reported, to stem the tide of knife crime there, which has risen 80 percent since 2014. Say what? Following a Friday conference titled — what else? — The Point, experts penned an open letter
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A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy caused a massive law enforcement response when he claimed that he had taken fire from a sniper in the parking lot of the sheriff department’s Lancaster station, but he has since confessed to the hoax. 21-year-old trainee Deputy Angel Reinosa radioed an emergency dispatcher on Wednesday and claimed he
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The Long Beach Police Department in California has announced the death of one of its own: K-9 officer Ozzy, a German Shepherd mix, died last week after being left in a hot patrol vehicle. What are the details? The LBPD announced Ozzy’s passing on the department’s Facebook page Friday, clarifying that “preliminarily we believe this
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The CBS Philadelphia reporter who documented the mocking and taunting from bystanders as officers were fired upon also faced harassment from neighborhood residents, twice. “I mentioned this at 10 and since I was harassed during that live shot,” she tweeted on Wednesday, “I’ll mention it here too. A major moment of disappointment this evening was
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It’s no secret that law enforcement officers have been facing an uptick in static from restaurant employees who refuse to serve them or get accused of tampering with their orders. Amid all that, a law enforcement officer purchased a McChicken sandwich earlier this month from an Indianapolis McDonald’s — and soon suspected an employee took
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On Saturday, a man armed with a rifle and Molotov cocktails or flares, according to reports, and angered by “”factually inaccurate portrayal” of the facility, according to the company operating the facility, attempted to set fire to an ICE detention center in Tacoma, Washington. In a subsequent confrontation with police, the Antifa activist was killed.
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Some transgender drama came to pass at a Denny’s restaurant in Shelby, North Carolina, on Sunday morning. Patron David Short apparently wasn’t too happy that a transgender woman was using the restroom at the same time as his wife — and so Short called police, the Shelby Star reported. Officer S.M. Hill arrived at the
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“We got guns too,” said one of the many citizens in Sacramento, California harassing and taunting police after the shooting of a female officer this week. “Whatever officer getting shot, need to be. Y’all all need to be. Y’all all need to,” said another person. That officer, 26-year-old Tara O’Sullivan, died later that evening. She
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The Drag Queen Story Hour phenomenon hit a public library Saturday in Spokane, Washington — and the result was certainly dramatic. What happened? While drag queen Katie Rockswell read “A Family Is a Family Is a Family” to about 50 children and their families at the Spokane Public Library on the South Hill, the Spokesman-Review
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Late last month a passerby noticed a man holding a gun to another man’s head in Decatur, Alabama, so police were called. Multiple officers responded following the May 24 call, police told WAAY-TV, and officers detained two men matching the passerby’s description — and it turns out one of them indeed had a handgun. But
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Amid the United Kingdoms efforts to stem the tide of knife attacks — some of which has resulted in widespread mockery — one police department is getting hammered for a Twitter photo. In a Tuesday post, the Regents Park Police force said it “conducted weapons sweeps, dealt with a person injured from a van reversing
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A student art project showing a pig dressed in a police uniform was removed before the opening of an art show in Madeira, Ohio, after complaints, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The artwork was being displayed in the Madeira Municipal Building, which also houses the police department, WCPO-TV reported — and that sparked outraged calls to
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A Dade City, Florida, man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after allegedly trying to pull over a real life detective while playing cop. What are the details? According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Matthew Erris used his 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer — complete with flashing red and
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A former Baltimore Police Department sergeant has been indicted for allegedly planting a pellet gun on a suspect who was deliberately run over by a fellow sergeant in 2014. The second sergeant was the leader of a now-defunct corrupt elite task force within the department, and was later convicted of several crimes. What are the
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Democratic lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a bill that would force gun buyers to reveal their social media accounts to police before purchasing a firearm. State Rep. Daniel Didech, one of the bill’s sponsors, told WBBM-TV that the bill’s purpose was meant to identify those who may have mental health issues before they’re approved to
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