Police advocates: Ambush shooting in Ferguson is part of a disturbing trend

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Police advocates: Ambush shooting in Ferguson is part of a disturbing trend

Police officers shot during Ferguson protest in serious condition. Above is a tweet from the official account of “Fox & Friends,” the morning show of Fox News. The shooting of two police officers at a protest in Ferguson, Mo., early Thursday put an emerging fact in even starker relief: Simply cutting controversial figures from the city’s payroll isn’t likely to solve the city’s problems. The two officers had responded to protests that erupted in the wake of the resignation of Police Chief Thomas Jackson and were hit by gunfire shortly after midnight. It found that the department’s law-enforcement approach “both reflects and reinforces racial bias.” * The ambush shootings ...

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St. Louis County Police Chief: Officers Shot In Ferguson Were Nearly Killed

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St. Louis County Police Chief: Officers Shot In Ferguson Were Nearly Killed

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson Resigns. The fallout from the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson, Missouri police force and judicial system continues to echo through the city as Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson officially announced his resignation today effective immediately, the St. MISSOURI, United States (AFP) – Two police officers shot overnight in the troubled Missouri city of Ferguson – which for months has battled racial tensions – were victims of an “ambush,” police said Thursday. — Police are using shell casings to find out who shot two officers during a protest in Ferguson, the Missouri city rocked by unrest since a white policeman ...

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San Jose, Sunnyvale police arrest 2 carjacking suspects after pursuit

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San Jose, Sunnyvale police arrest 2 carjacking suspects after pursuit

Two Carjacking Suspects Arrested, Ending Manhunt. Two carjacking suspects hiding in an apartment were arrested on Thursday morning after being bit by police dogs, ending a seven-hour manhunt through the South Bay. Chris Monahan said the suspects stole a white Cadillac Escalade from a driver near Lucretia Avenue and Tully Road in San Jose about midnight who then alerted authorities. ...

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Ferguson: 2 police officers shot after chief resigns

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Ferguson: 2 police officers shot after chief resigns

Police hunt for those who shot 2 officers in Ferguson ‘ambush’. Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court. Earlier on Wednesday Ferguson officials announced Police Chief Thomas Jackson, whose department received scathing criticism from the Justice Department for racially biased policing, will resign March 19. Jackson, 57, became the third top city official to leave following the Justice Department’s investigation that found systemic racial bias by police ...

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Calls for police accountability in death of Georgia man

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Calls for police accountability in death of Georgia man

Anthony Hill’s death protested in Georgia; naked, unarmed man fatally shot by police officer. More than 100 protesters gathered in Decatur, Ga., on Wednesday night to protest the death of Anthony Hill, a black man fatally shot Monday by a white police officer.New York: Just after 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, a woman phoned the Dekalb Police Department in Georgia, telling them there was a naked man lying on the ground outside. – Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment ...

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Hundreds Shut Down Decatur For #AnthonyHill, US Veteran Killed By Police

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Hundreds Shut Down Decatur For #AnthonyHill, US Veteran Killed By Police

Crowd protests DeKalb police shootings. More than 100 protesters gathered in Decatur, Ga., on Wednesday night to protest the death of Anthony Hill, a black man fatally shot Monday by a white police officer.US authorities say an Atlanta-area police officer shot dead an unarmed, naked black man acting erratically in his apartment complex after the man ran at the officer.A protest is planned for Wednesday evening in the Georgia county where a military veteran was shot dead by a police officer who found him running naked around a suburban apartment complex. Most said they hoped the latest shooting would become part of an ongoing national discussion on how police officers interact with citizens, ...

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Calls for police accountability in death of naked man

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Calls for police accountability in death of naked man

Georgia protest planned after police killing of military veteran Anthony Hill. More than 100 protesters gathered in Decatur, Ga., on Wednesday night to protest the death of Anthony Hill, a black man fatally shot Monday by a white police officer. A protest is planned for Wednesday evening in the Georgia county where a military veteran was shot dead by a police officer who found him running naked around a suburban apartment complex. Most said they hoped the latest shooting would become part of an ongoing national discussion on how police officers interact with citizens, especially minorities. — Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased ...

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2 Officers Are Shot Amid Protests Outside Ferguson Police Station

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2 Officers Are Shot Amid Protests Outside Ferguson Police Station

2 Officers Are Shot Amid Protests Outside Ferguson Police Station. FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.-TRAINED IRAQI UNITS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR WAR CRIMES “U.S.-trained and armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS, are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the terror group, American and Iraqi officials told ABC News. Some Iraqi units have already been cut off from ...

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Long Island police officer shot while on duty identified

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Long Island police officer shot while on duty identified

Armed men flee after shooting Long Island cop. HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — A Suffolk County police officer was shot and wounded while confronting a suspect who fled a traffic stop, and police officials say the officer is expected to survive. Collins, who works for the Suffolk County’s crime section gang unit, was conducting a routine traffic stop in an unmarked police car when the suspect whipped out a pistol and opened fire, sources said. Officer Mark Collins, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Gang Unit in the Second Precinct, was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked vehicle when he stopped a car for a vehicle and traffic violation on Route 25 in Huntington Station. The other bullet ...

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Suffolk County Police Officer Shot While On Duty, Suspect Arrested

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Suffolk County Police Officer Shot While On Duty, Suspect Arrested

Armed men flee after shooting Long Island cop. Collins, who works for the Suffolk County’s crime section gang unit, was conducting a routine traffic stop in an unmarked police car when the suspect whipped out a pistol and opened fire, sources said. Officer Mark Collins was shot just before midnight Wednesday while confronting a suspect who fled a traffic stop at Mercer Court off Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, officials said. Collins, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Gang Unit in the Second Precinct, was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked vehicle when he stopped the car, police said. “The officer had a confrontation with the suspect, the suspect shot Officer Collins twice,” ...

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