Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… 18 to 30 continued to be at most risk from violence. Violence-related injuries sustained by children aged up to 10 showed a year-on-year rise of 10% in 2016. Cost to health service The research does not examine the reasons for the decline in violence but better detection and reporting of serious violence by emergency departments and more targeted policing were also cited in the report as possible factors. Prof Shepherd told the BBC that increased CCTV which allowed police to target incidents …


Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 21, 2017

… believed that they could just hold on to a bicycle. Mashable could not reach Ofo for this story. But the company has encouraged Singaporean users to report issues through a email and form link, which it posted on Facebook: It also posted an image of a report made to the police about a viral video, which showed a man throwing an ofo bike on the ground: Bike providers have introduced demerit systems. Earlier this month, oBike also introduced a demerit system, similar to that of its competitor, …


Police prepared to shoot terrorist attack drivers – BBC News

April 20, 2017

One of the biggest challenges previously faced by police was the risk of bullets bouncing off the glass on vehicles in such attacks, said Mr Chesterman, of the National police Chiefs’ Council. ‘Horrible tactics’ “We’ve seen some very horrible and different tactics lately involving vehicles and lorries,” he said. “Within our policy, we used to talk about not shooting at a moving vehicle because of the danger we might cause if we fired at a driver. …


Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …


London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

April 17, 2017

… 31. Father-of-two PC Keith Palmer was killed in the forecourt of the Palace of Westminster, before Masood was shot dead by a police officer. Related Topics Utah More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCovert Social Buzz Covert Social Buzz – Brand New WordPress Plugin That Will Increase Your Social Traffic In 5 Minutes Or Less!Fan Marketer PRO Unlimited Fans, Unlimited Campaigns Special Offer Hydravid Video Marketing Software Hydravid Video Marketing Software. ‘Multi-Headed’ …


Why some Brits are opting for Belgian citizenship – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… concerning paperwork to whether the police inspect bedrooms to check that couples are definitely married. To help expats navigate the system, the British Brussels Community Association is planning a series of workshops. But becoming Belgian is not an option for some of the UK nationals employed in the EU institutions, such as the bloc’s executive arm, the European Commission. Many of the Commission’s 1023 British staff pay their tax directly into the EU budget which means they may …


47,155 arrests: Turkey’s post-coup crackdown by the numbers

April 15, 2017

(CNN)Nine months on from the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, which according Turkish State Media, claimed the lives of 249 people, including 36 alleged coup plotters, authorities continue to detain and arrest people who, they say, are linked to the attempted uprising. BREAKDOWN OF THOSE AFFECTED Those arrested since the attempted coup include police officers, members of the military and civil servants. THE police By the end of July 2016, 1,019 members of the police …


Trespassing on UK railways hits record high – BBC News

April 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimon Munn lost his leg crossing a train track when he was 22 More than 8,000 people trespassed on railways across the UK in 2016 – the highest number since records began. Network Rail and British Transport police figures show an 11% rise in incidents to 8,265, compared with 2015. Some 115 people have been killed on rail tracks over the past five years, with almost half of them aged under 25. Network Rail and the police said …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Northern Africa and Northern Europe. In the nation of Egypt Sunday, bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 43 people. The first blast took place during a service at St. George’s Church in the city of Tanta. Egypt’s state TV said a bomb was placed under a seat in the main prayer hall. And afterward, outside Mr. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Alexandria, a suicide bomber set off explosives after police reportedly stopped the attack from …


So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

April 10, 2017

… from other weaponized drones in the region. In Iraq, the Islamic State uses commercial quadrotor drones as miniature bombers, raining grenade-sized munitions on Iraqi forces. Other militant groups, like Hezbollah and Jund al-Aqsa in Syria, have shown off their own munitions-dropping commercial drones, and Iraqi Federal police have recently begun to turn the tactic against ISIS in Iraq. But the drones being used by Houthi militants are larger and capable of flying farther and faster than their …


Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

Swedish prosecutors arrested a man on terror charges after a hijacked beer truck plowed through Stockholm’s main pedestrian shopping street on Friday and then slammed into a department store, killing at least four people. The suspect, who’s believed to have driven the truck, is a 39-year-old man originally from Uzbekistan, the police said at a press conference Saturday in Stockholm. The investigation is continuing and more people are being questioned. They are also investigating a …


Just when you thought the net neutrality fight was over …

April 8, 2017

… up to go after net neutrality means pro-internet advocates are heading to their battle stations. “We’re gearing up for one hell of a fight,” said Evan Greer, cofounder and co-director of internet nonprofit Fight for the Future, in an email. Activists like Greer enjoyed a major victory just more than two years ago when the FCC voted to make a wonky but crucial change to how internet companies are regulated. The move made it legal for the FCC to aggressively police internet …


Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

… Business Insider reported at the time. McDonald’s digital director said the aim of using digital properties, including Facebook and Instagram, is to make the brand appear relevant, modern and progressive. Of course, cynically using progressive values can backfire. The pushback against the now infamous Pepsi ad, in which reality star Kendall Jenner solved police state violence armed only with a can of soft drink, is only the most recent example. Wheeler would not comment about the Pepsi ad …


Sharp fall in prosecutions for death crash drivers – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… these incidents are often seen as unfortunate accidents and prosecutions are few and far between. Image copyright Sussex police Image caption Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry: “The balance is between justice and public interest” Steve Barry, an Assistant Chief Constable at Sussex police and the National police Chief’s Council lead for collision investigations, says he doesn’t believe that the reduction in the number of traffic police has impacted on the …


Is it foolish for a woman to cycle alone across the Middle East? – BBC News

April 1, 2017

… collapsed, vomiting and delirious, on their doorstep: the lowest point of the trip, and the only time I experienced true panic. Iranian hospitality felt like a soft protective cloak, omnipresent and ever-reliable. So much wonderful, impractical food was given to me by passers-by – watermelons, bread, bags of cucumbers – that much had to be discarded. Persian culture pulsed with contradictions. On my first day, the police admonished me for removing my headscarf in blazing heat under …