The new horsemen: why American riot police embraced the bicycle

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As a new digital era of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]


San Francisco police face no charges in death of man shot from behind

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District attorney says detectives Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe shot Guatemalan immigrant Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 21, five times in the back in self-defense Two San Francisco police detectives will not face criminal charges for the 2015 killing of a young Guatemalan immigrant who was shot from behind five times, prosecutors said Wednesday. Detectives Eric Reboli and […]


US issues federal warning as Isis calls for attacks on churches over Christmas

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FBI warning came after a publicly available list of US churches was posted on a militant social media site Federal authorities warned local law enforcement authorities across the US on Friday that Islamic State sympathizers were continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites. As they did so, President-elect Donald Trump […]


Killings by US police logged at twice the previous rate under new federal program

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US government pilot program, which draws on information collected by the Guardian, publishes first data gathered under new hybrid counting system A new US government program to count killings by police, which draws on published by the department on Thursday. Officials said their new method for counting arrest-related deaths should improve the reliability, validity and […]


Trinity Gay: fourth person charged over fatal shooting of Tyson Gay’s daughter

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Lexington, Kentucky police charged Lamonte A Williams in death of Olympic sprinters daughter, who was hit in crossfire between two vehicles on Sunday Police say a fourth person has been charged in connection with pleaded not guilty on Monday and face a 25 October court date. They are 38-year-old Chazerae Taylor; his 19-year-old son, DMarkeo […]