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Homeland Security report warns personal information of police across the US is being leaked online amid George Floyd protests Chicago Tribune By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | WASHINGTONPersonal information of police officers in departments nationwide is being leaked online amid tense interactions at demonstrations across the U.S. over the police custody death of George Floyd and others, according to an unclassified intelligence document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, obtained by The Associated Press. The document warns that the effort, known as “doxxing,” could lead to attacks by “violent opportunists or domestic violent extremists” or could prevent law enforcement officials from carrying out their duties. Multiple high-ranking police officials in a number of cities, including Washington, Atlanta, Boston and New York have had their personal information shared on social media, including their home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, the report warns.“At least one of the...
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American Military News US fighter jets intercept 8 Russian warplanes 30 miles from Alaska by Ryan Morgan U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter jets intercepted two Russian bomber formations, comprised of Russian Tu-95 bombers, Su-35 fighter jets, and A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft, just 30 miles from Alaska.The Russian Defense Ministry posted a video of their bombers taking off and later being intercepted.The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed it intercepted the Russian aircraft early Wednesday morning in a series of tweets.“North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptors, supported by KC-135 Stratotankers and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System, completed two intercepts of Russian Bomber formations entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone early this morning,” NORAD tweeted.Read more: https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/06/us-fighter-jets-intercept-8-russian-warplanes-30-miles-from-alaska/...

Iran's New Terror Network in Latin America

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  Gatestone Institute Iran's New Terror Network in Latin America by Con Coughlin The recent upsurge in Iranian activity in Venezuela certainly needs to be taken seriously by the Trump administration if Tehran is to be prevented from strengthening its terrorist activities on America's southern flank. To date Mr Trump, having last year threatened to launch military action in support of Juan Guaido, the country's charismatic opposition leader, now appears to have backed away from any further entanglement with Caracas, a move that might explain Washington's disinclination to act over Iran's recent oil shipments. But that could change if, as now seems likely, the White House comes to realise that Iran's real intention is to expand its terrorist network in Latin America rather than simply offering economic help to another rogue regime. The arrival in Venezuela this week of the last of five Iranian tankers carrying gasoline to the oil-starved socialist...
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Associated Press Man Accused Of Terror Plot Seeks To Withdraw Guilty Plea By The Associated PressSILVER SPRING, Md. — A former Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting politically motivated killings inspired by a far-right mass murderer asked a federal appeals court on Monday to let him withdraw his guilty plea or else throw out his sentence of more than 13 years in prison.In a court filing, a defense attorney argued that Christopher Hasson’s 160-month prison term was roughly four times longer than sentencing guidelines would have called for if U.S. District Judge George Hazel had not mistakenly applied a “terrorism enhancement” to the sentence.Prosecutors didn’t charge Hasson, 50, with any terrorism-related offenses. He pleaded guilty last October to possessing unregistered and unserialized silencers, being a drug addict in possession of firearms and illegal possession of tramadol, an opioid painkiller. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/06/08/us/ap-us-coast-guard-lieutenant-hit-list.html...
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France 24 Three prominent jihadists dominate Sahel after death of al Qaeda leader by FRANCE 24Three leaders have been left dominating the jihadist insurgency in the Sahel, following the death of a top al Qaeda commander in the West African state of Mali this week.French forces killed Algerian national Abdelmalek Droukdel, the head of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in a raid in northern Mali on Wednesday.The move will strike a blow to the organisation, but other powerful al Qaeda-linked leaders already operate in the semi-desert Sahel.Droukdel's death also comes at a time of increasing jihadist infighting, between al Qaeda affiliates and Islamic State group aligned militants.Three jihadist leaders now loom large over the central Sahel: Iyad Ag Ghaly and Amadou Koufa – who are both linked to al Qaeda – and Adnan Abou Walid Sahraoui, who leads the region's Islamic State group franchise.   Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20200608-sahel-jihad-africa-al-qaeda-is-group...
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SOFREP.com Breaking: French Spec Ops kill the head of al-Qaeda in Mali & capture ISIS Leader by Steve Balestrieri In the past few days, the French military successfully conducted two key operations in the Sahel, killing one terrorist group leader and capturing another.French forces killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in an operation in northern Mali near the Algerian border on Wednesday. According to France’s Armed Forces Minister, Florence Parly, they had been hunting the terrorist for seven years.“On June 3, the French armed forces, with the support of their partners, neutralized the emir al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), Abdelmalek Droukdal and several of his close collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali,” Parly tweeted. Read more: https://sofrep.com/news/breaking-french-spec-ops-kill-the-head-of-al-qaeda-in-mali-capture-isis-leader/...
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The Wall Street Journal NYPD, FBI Investigate Attack On Officers As Possible Terrorist Attack Police official says suspect in ambush stabbing attack shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ By Ben ChapmanThe New York Police Department and the FBI are investigating the stabbing attack of a police officer last week as a possible terrorist attack, NYPD officials said Saturday.An NYPD officer guarding against looters in Brooklyn was stabbed in the neck and two other officers were shot during a chaotic chain of events on Wednesday night. The suspect, Dzenan Camovic, who is Muslim and lives in Brooklyn, shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing the officer on a street in a commercial district, police officials said. Mr. Camovic, 20 years old, was shot during the incident, although it is unclear by whom. It is also unclear who shot the officers. All three officers were in stable condition and expected to recover. Lawyers for Mr. Camovic couldn’t...
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A Louisiana man was charged with terrorism after allegedly driving a vehicle into a TargetBy Mallika Kallingal, CNN (CNN) - A Louisiana man is in police custody after allegedly driving a vehicle into a Target store in Hammond, Louisiana. Walter Allbritton III is accused of driving a vehicle into a Target Friday, fleeing on foot and attempting to carjack a vehicle before being apprehended by police, according to the Hammond Police Department. Allbritton faces multiple charges, including terrorism, aggravated assault with a vehicle, attempted armed robbery and attempted aggravated arson, according to Hammond Police Chief Edwin Bergeron Jr. "It could have been a tragic, tragic event," Bergeron said Friday evening, and added he was glad the police arrived on the scene in time to take action. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/us/man-vehicle-target-terrorism-charge-trnd/...
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Bloomberg Defunding Police ‘Absurd,’ Says Top U.S. Homeland Official By Joe Light The top U.S. homeland security official said it’s “absurd” to talk about defunding police departments as a remedy for racial injustice, arguing that such a move would deprive officers of necessary training and leadership.In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said cutting police budgets would merely harm the communities where they serve. “It’s an absurd assertion and I don’t understand it,” Wolf said. “If you’re concerned about the racial injustice, if you’re concerned about needing to reform different police departments or law enforcement agencies, you want to make sure that you are giving them the right training.” Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-07/defunding-police-absurd-says-acting-homeland-security-chief...
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WSB-TV 2 3 protesters tracked officers to their homes, threw Molotov cocktails at police cars, authorities say By Kristen HollowayGWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Three protesters are in jail Thursday after being arrested for trying to set police cars on fire with Molotov cocktails.They were denied bond in court Friday.Police say the vandals tracked those officers down at their homes and tried to torch their cars. Both fires were put out quickly, leaving minor damage to the vehicles. Ebuka Chike-Morah, 21, Alvin Joseph, 21, and Lakaila Mack, 20, all face multiple charges.Police said someone called 911 to report a Gwinnett County Police Department car on fire in Duluth some time between 10 p.m. and midnight. The fire was extinguished by the time police arrived.Later, another 911 caller reported that someone tried to set a police car on fire in Lawrenceville and a dark-colored car fled the scene. A fire started on...

Local cops assist with LA unrest

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Simi Valley Acorn Local cops assist with LA unrest By Daniel Wolowicz The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and other local law agencies sent deputies and officers to Los Angeles to help respond to riots and looting over the weekend.VCSO Capt. Eric Buschow said it is part of a long-standing mutual aid agreement between first responders in California. Ventura County has been the recipient of similar aid during major emergencies, such as the Thomas, Woolsey and Hill fires, as well as the mass shooting in November 2018 at Borderline Bar and Grill.To ensure one agency doesn’t have to supply all the officers, the request is shared with the Ventura, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Santa Paula and Hueneme police departments. Small departments, such as those that serve the community college district, are also part of the pool of available officers. Buschow said the sheriff’s office can also call upon the investigators of the...
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Police presence deters looting, riots, destruction Boston Herald by Rich Lowry Restoring order to America’s cities isn’t a complicated proposition. All it requires is resources and determination, and a firm rejection of the longstanding progressive fallacy that an overwhelming police presence is “provocative” and “escalatory” and must be avoided.As has been established across decades of civil disturbances, it is police passivity that emboldens mobs. When the cops stand by, or don’t show up or, even worse, run away, it is a permission slip for destruction. They might as well supply the spray paint, bricks and hammers for the crowds, and beckon them into the local Target or Nike store to take whatever they want.Out-of-control looting is almost always a failure of municipal resolve or police tactics, and we have seen plenty over the past several days, most notably in Minneapolis. Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/police-presence-deters-looting-riots-destruction/ar-BB14XLNb...
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Sahara Reporters Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Travellers, Kidnap Soldier, Three Humanitarian Workers In Borno A camp manager at Monguno working with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, two aid workers and a soldier were abducted by the attackers, who mounted a check point before Gasarwa Village, about 40 kilometers from Monguno Local Government Area of the state. by Saharareporters, New York At least four persons were abducted in an ambush suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid along Monguno Road in Borno State on Tuesday, SaharaReporters has gathered.A camp manager at Monguno working with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, two aid workers and a soldier were abducted by the attackers, who mounted a check point before Gasarwa Village, about 40 kilometers from Monguno Local Government Area of the state.  Boko Haram TerroristsBoko Haram Google“The Boko Haram militants had gun trucks with anti-air craft gun. They were well kitted in military camouflage....
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  FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force investigates stabbing of NYPD cop in BrooklynBy Joe Marino, Amanda Woods and Yaron Steinbuch The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has joined the investigation into the stabbing of an NYPD cop in Brooklyn.The feds arrived early Thursday at the Flatbush apartment building of the man accused of stabbing the cop in the neck.Agents could be seen at the address on East 22nd Street in an apparent search of evidence, near the scene of the violent confrontation on Church Avenue, where the melee unfolded at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force also arrived Thursday morning at the scene, while police took photos of “ACAB” graffiti — an acronym meaning “All Cops Are Bastards.”The graffiti may be related to an anti-police demonstration that took place this past weekend in the same neighborhood, a source said. Read more: https://nypost.com/2020/06/04/fbi-joint-terrorism-task-force-investigates-stabbing-of-nypd-cop/...
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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home By MATTHEW LEE and ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press WASHINGTON - A Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and started making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft, U.S. officials said Thursday. “The nightmare is over,” his mother said.The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, flew to Zurich with a doctor to meet freed detainee Michael White and will accompany White to the United States aboard an American plane, the officials said. White’s release was part of an agreement involving an Iranian-American doctor prosecuted by the Justice Department and followed months of quiet negotiations over prisoners. The two countries are at bitter odds over U.S. penalties imposed after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal and over the killing by American forces of a top Iranian...
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Department of Justice Office of Public AffairsAttorney General William P. Barr's Statement on Riots and Domestic TerrorismAttorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement:“With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements.  Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it.  The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens. It also undercuts the urgent work that needs to be done – through constructive engagement between affected communities and law enforcement leaders – to address legitimate grievances.  Preventing reconciliation and driving us apart is the goal of...
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Exhausted, abused Chicago Police officers need a break, top cop saysChicago Sun-Times “Working them 12-hour days for extended periods, fatigue sets in,” said CPD Supt. David Brown. “We might have to pull some off the line ... so they can just de-compress from the constant verbal and physical assaults from factions in the crowd.” By Fran Spielman Three days after massive rioting and looting prompted the city to cancel days off, Chicago police officers are exhausted, burned out and in desperate need of relief, CPD Supt. David Brown said Wednesday.“It’s not lost on me that our folks are human. Working them 12-hour days for extended periods, fatigue sets in. You get this risk factor that they’ve been on the front line too long,” Brown said during a conference call with City Hall reporters.“So we’re working on relief factor for these officers. We are cognizant that we might have to pull...

When Protesters Turn on Police

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FOX 45 News When Protesters Turn on Police BALTIMORE (WBFF) by Joy Lepola "On April 27th 2015 Bexley Collins assigned to Mondawmin Mall.Collins says, "One of my first comments was, 'Are we gearing up today.'"The majority of officers showed up to the mall wearing only helmets.We later found many of the helmets assigned to officers were missing padding and may not have been worn since the riots that broke out in Baltimore in 1968.Collins was struck multiple times with bricks thrown by angry teens.A brick hit Collins in the shin, shoulder, and head.Collins says,    ...It knocked me backwards and I slammed my head on the pavement and i was knocked unconscious."Read more: https://foxbaltimore.com/features/operation-crime-justice/when-protesters-turn-on-police...
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Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning home with child inside By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington TimesRichmond, Virginia, Police Chief Will Smith choked back tears during a press conference in describing how rioters torched a home with a child inside and then blocked firefighters from responding.“Last night, protesters intentionally set a fire to an occupied building on Broad Street,” Chief Smith told reporters Sunday. “This is not the only occupied building that has been set fire to over the last two days, but they prohibited us from getting on scene. We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department. Protesters intercepted that fire apparatus several blocks away with vehicles and blocked that fire department’s access to the structure fire. Inside that home was a child.“Officers were able to—,” he said, pausing to regain his composure. “Officers were able to help those...
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Jakarta Globe Suspected IS Militants Attack Police Post, Kill Officer In South Kalimantan BY FAROUK ARNAZJakarta. A small group of militants with suspected link to global terror network Islamic State attacked a police station and killed an officer with a sword in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province early on Monday.One of the attackers was killed at the scene in South Daha subdictrict, South Hulu Sungai district. The deceased militant carried a handwritten manifesto calling Muslims to wage jihad.It remains unclear how many people were involved in the attack, which also left a police car burned out. “Investigation is underway but we need time before we can go to the details,” South Kalimantan Police spokesman Senior Comr. Muhammad Rifai said on the phone.The attack occurred at around 2.15 a.m. local time when only three officers were of the guard. Brigadier Leonardo Latipapua was killed with a sword inside the integrated public service...