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Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

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Greg Abbott, 20 year veteran of the Cobb County Police Department of the West Georgia region, was officially fired late Thursday afternoon due to a comment that he made during a routine traffic stop. Abbott asked a passenger of the vehicle to why they refused to lower their hands during the stop and was answered with, "...I've seen too many videos of people of people killing people." He answered, with, "but you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?" More details will be posted when they are available.
Watch – Police use Taser to bring down man ‘carrying crossbow and knife’ in Manchester City Centre

Watch – Police use Taser to bring down man ‘carrying crossbow and knife’ in Manchester City Centre

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Police have made an arrest after an armed man was seen walking around Manchester city centre with a crossbow and a knife. Officers swooped on Tib Street near Ancoats at around 2.30pm today. A man was detained and arrested and it is understood police used a Taser as they attempted to detain the man. Posts on social media appear to show a man being arrested on Great Ancoats Street. A GMP spokesman said: "We were called at 2.30pm to reports of a man walking around with a crossbow and a knife on Tib Street in Manchester city centre. "A man was detained and has been arrested."   Source: Manchester Evening News
220 officers from Berlin pulled from duty for having a wild party before G20 summit.

220 officers from Berlin pulled from duty for having a wild party before G20 summit.

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BERLIN police said Wednesday its officers were “only human” after they were kicked off the security force for next week’s G20 summit over hardcore partying that earned them hero status from the German capital’s clubbing scene. Around 220 officers from Berlin were unceremoniously released from duty by the Hamburg authorities hosting the July 7-8 summit after they threw a wild party that involved public sex, brawling, urinating in a group and a bathrobe-clad female officer strip-dancing with her service weapon. “Yes, we partied,” the Berlin police force acknowledged in a statement on Facebook. Two officers were celebrating their birthdays, and their colleagues decided to throw a party inside the fenced-off grounds of their temporary container accommodation, the police departme
Helicopter attacks Venezuela court with grenades

Helicopter attacks Venezuela court with grenades

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A Venezuelan police helicopter strafed the Supreme Court and a government ministry on Tuesday, escalating the OPEC nation's political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro called an attack by "terrorists" seeking a coup. The aircraft fired 15 shots at the Interior Ministry, where scores of people were at a social event, and dropped four grenades on the court, where judges were meeting, officials said. However, there were no reports of injuries. "Sooner rather than later, we are going to capture the helicopter and those behind this armed terrorist attack against the institutions of the country," Maduro said. "They could have caused dozens of deaths," he said. The 54-year-old socialist leader has faced three months of protests from opposition leaders who decry him as a dicta...
Notre-Dame Attacker shot outside cathedral

Notre-Dame Attacker shot outside cathedral

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Authorities shot the suspect as he was attempting to attack them with a hammer. Police have closed the area and are asking people to stay away. Reports say the attacker has been injured and his condition is not clear. Eyewitnesses reported tourists fleeing for cover. France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris left 130 people dead in 2015.
Manchester Attacks – What we know so far 26th May 2017.

Manchester Attacks – What we know so far 26th May 2017.

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Further searches and arrest overnight Counter-terror police carried out fresh raids, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside overnight. One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens. Eight men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working at pace amid fears of further attacks. Police searching address in Moss Side GMP have said they are currently searching an address at another property in Moss Side in connection to the terror attack. A statement said they search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning. So far ten people have been arrested in the UK in connect
Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber

Security services missed five opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber

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The Manchester suicide bomber was repeatedly flagged to the authorities over his extremist views, but was not stopped by officers, it emerged Wednesday night. Counter Terrorism agencies were facing questions after it emerged Salman Abedi told friends that “being a suicide bomber was okay”, prompting them to call the Government’s anti-terrorism hotline. Sources suggest that authorities were informed of the danger posed by Abedi on at least five separate occasions in the five years prior to the attack on Monday night. The authorities were also aware that Abedi’s father was linked to a well-known militant Islamist group in Libya, which is proscribed in Britain. Abedi also had links to several British-based jihadis with Isil connections. Yesterday his father was detained by Libyan mi
Specialist firearms officers to patrol on trains as part of threat level change in the UK.

Specialist firearms officers to patrol on trains as part of threat level change in the UK.

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From this afternoon (25/5), specially trained firearms officers will be patrolling on board train services  for the first time. This mobilisation is part of BTP’s plan to ensure that travelling public are kept safe on the rail network. Passengers who regularly use train services may see a firearms presence on their trains whilst the country is at a critical threat level. Armed officers have been regularly patrolling on the London Underground since December, but this will be the first time they will patrol on board train services elsewhere in the country. BTP are the specialists in policing the railway, and our firearms officers receive bespoke and specialist training in order to safely patrol this environment.   Passengers should not be alarmed by their presence and know that offi
Greater Manchester Police update – 25th May, 8th arrest made.

Greater Manchester Police update – 25th May, 8th arrest made.

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Greater Manchester Police's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins is giving an update in front of force headquarters. This is the Chief Constable's statement: This continues to be a fast-moving investigation and there has been a significant amount of activity taking place throughout the night and this morning. I want to provide you with an update about the progress of the investigation to date. You will all be aware that officers are currently responding to an incident in Hulme. A suspicious package has now been deemed safe and the cordon has now been removed. Can I stress at this stage that this incident is not necessarily linked to the wider investigation but I hope people will understand that we will always take any reports seriously. As regards the full ongoing investigation we c