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Source: DW

Why French police officers keep committing suicide

Today 12:41 GMT

The police have, however, increased the number of psychologists to tackle and prevent suicides — from 50 to 89 for 120,000 police officers.

He added that there was now less pressure on the police and that the police force would be beefed up by an additional 7,500 officers over the next four years.

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Source: The Guradian

Former Black Panther, in prison for 47 years, denied release for the ninth time

Today 12:40 GMT

Jalil Muntaqim, a former Black Panther who has been in prison for 47 years, has been told he must spend at least another 15 months behind bars having been denied release for the ninth time by a New York state parole board.

Muntaqim’s ninth denial since he became eligible for parole in 1998 was in stark contrast to the release in April of his fellow Black Liberation Army member and accomplice, Herman Bell.

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Source: Fox News

Florida dad shoots, kills son to save younger son during violent fight over billiards game, police say

Today 12:41 GMT

A Florida father, faced with a devastating choice, shot and killed his older son in order to save his younger child after the brothers got into a violent fight over a game of pool Sunday, police said.

Police received a 911 call at 5:47 a.m. from a woman, identified as Marie Maloney, who said her son, Joseph Maloney, 30, was acting irrational and needed to be “Baker Acted” at their Stuart home in The Florida Club, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said in a news conference.

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Source: The Guradian

Duterte's Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000

Today 12:41 GMT

The official death toll from Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs in the Philippines has risen above 5,000 people, authorities have said.

The international criminal court is carrying out preliminary investigations into Duterte to determine if his drug war constitutes crimes against humanity.

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Source: DW

Opinion: Neo-Nazis in Germany's police — put out the fire

Today 12:40 GMT

It may just be the tip of the iceberg: a right-wing extremist murder threat, sent from a police fax machine in the western German city of Frankfurt.

Suspecting police officers in the country of harboring right-wing extremist sympathies isn't unprecedented, most notably in eastern Germany, and Saxony in particular. That said, Hesse's interior minister rightly opposes the fact that 14,000 police officers in the state are now under general suspicion.

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Source: Fox News

Girl, 8, dies after crawling under freight train at mother's direction, police say

Today 12:41 GMT

The girl, Joyanna Harris, died just after crawling under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight car after her mother told the girl and her 9-year-old brother to crawl under so the family wouldn’t miss a bus to take them home, Dyer said.

Fresno police took Joy Frances Collins, 44, into custody Monday on suspicion of child neglect likely to cause great bodily injury or death, police Chief Jerry Dyer said in a news conference.

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Source: Fox News

Hunter thought he was firing at Bigfoot, 'victim' tells police

Today 12:41 GMT

According to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, there have been 46 Bigfoot sightings in Montana since 1978 -- the most recent being in 2016 when three backpackers spotted a large, massive upright animal running on two legs through the Gallatin National Forest.

A Montana man who was out target-shooting became a target himself when another shooter unloaded a barrage of gunfire toward him after mistaking him for Bigfoot, authorities said.

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Source: Fox News

California man, previously deported in 2014, goes on 24-hour 'reign of terror' before dying in police chase

Today 12:40 GMT

A 36-year-old man who had been deported at least once and who owned a lengthy rap sheet died Monday after a day-long "reign of terror" in which he shot and killed someone, carjacked another person and led California police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.

Garcia, who was deported in 2014, had engaged in a gun battle with police and purposely tried to smash into other cars during the chase, officials said.

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Source: The Guradian

Belgian queen's makeup artist 'quizzed over Luxembourg crown jewels theft'

Today 11:46 GMT

A makeup artist to the Belgian queen has reportedly been questioned by police over the theft of crown jewels belonging to the royal family of neighbouring Luxembourg.

On the direction of a court in Luxembourg, the Belgian, named only as JV, is said to have spent a full day helping police investigating the theft from a royal palace. Investigators believe the theft of jewels from a palace belonging to Luxembourg’s sovereign, Grand Duke Henri, and his wife, Maria Teresa, was committed earlier this year by someone with inside information, the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported.

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Source: Global News

Thousands of protesters hit the streets in France in fifth week of yellow vest protests

Sunday 15:23 GMT

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron’s government, despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week.

The government, as well as several unions and opposition politicians called on protesters to stay off the streets on Saturday, after four people were killed in a gun attack at a Christmas market in the historic city of Strasbourg.

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Source: Global News

Florida father shoots older son to protect younger sibling, police say

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Authorities in a Florida county say a father has been left “absolutely shattered” after he shot and killed his older son in an effort to save his younger son’s life, with the sheriff’s office saying the move was justified based on evidence.

He said as the younger sibling was beginning to lose consciousness and all other attempts to stop the “attack” had been made, father John Maloney “fired his revolver hitting his older son multiple times.”

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Source: DW

Kenya's police, military harass environmental activists, report finds

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Kenya's police and military are intimidating activists protesting a giant infrastructure project in the coastal region around Lamu.

"The Kenyan government needs to urgently investigate the reports of harassment and intimidation of environmental activists in Lamu County and begin to protect and respect the rights of activists doing environmental work around LAPSSET.". Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine

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Source: BBC

Alarm over China's church crackdown

Today 01:30 GMT

A recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity.

Wang Yi is the leader of one such church, the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, the capital of south-western Sichuan province. There are now an estimated 100 million Christians in China, many of them worshipping in so-called underground churches.

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Source: The Guradian

Five German police suspended over neo-Nazi threat to lawyer

Tuesday 05:09 GMT

German prosecutors are investigating a suspected neo-Nazi cell within the Frankfurt police force that is thought to have sent a German-Turkish lawyer a message threatening to kill her two-year-old daughter.

Four men and a woman – have been suspended on suspicion of exchanging far-right and racist messages in a chat group and sending the note to the lawyer, Seda Basay-Yildiz, this summer.

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Source: Fox News

Ohio police officer pens emotional plea to speeders after ticketing teen for driving 100 mph

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

An Ohio police officer told a teenager "you're welcome" in an open letter on Facebook Sunday after issuing the 18-year-old a speeding ticket on State Route 10.

When the officer — who was not identified in the post — with the North Ridgeville Police Department pulled the teenager over for speeding, the driver claimed to not realize how fast he or she was going.


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