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WJHL 11 Tennessee firefighters sent to battle wildfires out West NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Firefighters from Tennessee have been deployed to the western U.S. to help battle wildfires, officials said.Tennessee’s Division of Forestry said in a news release Thursday that 20 incident commanders, tree removers and firefighters have been sent to central New Mexico to help local fire departments fight wildfires in that region.An additional forestry staff member has been sent to Arizona to manage equipment for a team assigned to the Bush Fire, currently the largest fire in the country, officials said.The state forestry division’s Fire Management Unit spent the past year building capacity to send employees to out-of-state wildfires and other emergency incidents, officials said. Read more: https://www.wjhl.com/news/regional/tennessee/tennessee-firefighters-sent-to-battle-wildfires-out-west/...
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InHomelandSecurity.com Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access BERLIN (AP) — The board of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency on Friday adopted a resolution calling for Iran to provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the Russian representative said.Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, said on Twitter that his country and China had voted against the resolution that Germany, France and Britain proposed at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency board.“We believe that the resolution can be counterproductive,” Ulyanov said, while also “stressing the need for Tehran and IAEA to settle this problem without delay.”Earlier this week, agency Director General Mariano Grossi reiterated concerns that for more than four months Iran had denied his inspectors access to two locations “to clarify our questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and...
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The Jerusalem Post Rise Of German Terrorist Hezbollah Supporters, Members In Lower Saxony “The mobilization potential of Hezbollah in Germany should not be underestimated.” By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL   The number of Hezbollah members and supporters in the German state of Lower Saxony increased from 150 in 2018 to 160 in 2019, according to a damning new intelligence report released in late May. The report said that in “Lower Saxony supporters and sympathizers of Hezbollah are organized in several associations that have specified the care and dissemination of Lebanese culture and the practice of their religion as their purpose and goal in statutes.”The report said that Hezbollah associations are located in Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony, the city of Osnabrück and the town Uelzen. Hezbollah members and supporters are also located in South Lower Saxony. Read more: https://www.jpost.com/international/rise-of-german-terrorist-hezbollah-supporters-members-in-lower-saxony-631852...
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National Review Portland Police Quickly Shut Down ‘Autonomous Zone’ Outside Mayor’s House By Mairead McArdle Portland police on Thursday quickly dismantled an “autonomous zone” that protesters attempted to set up outside the mayor’s residence in the city the previous night.Protesters on Wednesday night used items including dumpsters and stolen construction materials to build an “autonomous zone” in Portland’s Pearl District near an apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler reportedly lives. They put up barricades and set up tents in the North Park Blocks area. “Right around midnight we started to see shift in activity where different items were being brought in and barricades were being created,” said Portland Police Bureau Lieutenant Tine Jones.One person was arrested when police dispersed the protesters early Thursday morning, but protesters left without police employing tear gas or rubber bullets.“I do not want an autonomous zone set up in Portland,” the mayor said. “I’m watching...
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  Atlanta cop Devin Brosnan suffered concussion during Rayshard Brooks altercation: lawyerBy Yaron SteinbuchAtlanta police officer Devin Brosnan suffered a concussion and other injuries during the altercation that led to the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, the cop’s attorney said in a televised interview.“Devin ends up taking out his Taser and yelling at him to ‘stop fighting, stop fighting,’” Don Samuel told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night. “Mr. Brooks grabbed the Taser from him and shoots … Devin gets shot with the Taser.” The lawyer added: “He then falls over and lands on his head on the pavement and gets a concussion.”Samuel, who called Brosnan’s actions “exemplary,” claimed prosecutors didn’t bother looking at the officer’s medical records. Read more: https://nypost.com/2020/06/18/devin-brosnan-suffered-concussion-during-rayshard-brooks-altercation-lawyer/...
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Military.com US Troops Would Be Among First to Get a Working COVID-19 Vaccine, Officials Say  By Patricia Kime U.S. service members would be among the first Americans to receive the vaccine against COVID-19 if one is proven to be safe and effective, senior administration officials told reporters Tuesday. Speaking about the Trump administration's effort to develop, make and distribute a working vaccine against the deadly coronavirus by early next year, officials said those likely to receive it first include the most vulnerable, such as the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, workers in essential businesses and the U.S. military. "Our role, as the federal government, is to ensure anyone who is vulnerable, cannot afford it and desire it can get it, those critical to infrastructure get it, essential workers get it, and those associated with national defense get it. That's our obligation," the official said, speaking on the condition of...
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The Wall Street Journal Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder Second officer, Devin Brosnan, charged with aggravated assault; he also is cooperating with prosecutors.By Sabrina SiddiquiA district attorney’s office in Atlanta announced 11 charges against Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks last week, including felony murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.At a news conference Wednesday, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said his office interviewed at least 10 witnesses and reviewed body camera and dash-cam footage, as well as eight videos, prior to determining whether charges were necessary. Surveillance video from Wendy’s was also examined. Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/prosecutor-announces-charges-against-atlanta-police-officer-who-shot-rayshard-brooks-11592423270...
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The Telegraph Mali left shaken as dozens of soldiers killed in jihadist ambushThe group believed to be behind the attack is also thought to have kidnapped the country's opposition leader in MarchBy Will Brown At least 24 Malian soldiers have been killed in an ambush near the border with Mauritania, in an apparent revenge attack for the assassination of a top jihadi leader. The soldiers were patrolling close to the Wagadou forest, a known hideout for jihadist groups, on June 14. An army spokesperson said that 8 soldiers had survived the assault. A further thirty-two on the patrol are missing. Armed forces in the Sahel region are known to undercount the death toll of attacks to preserve troop morale. One expert told The Telegraph that the attack was carried out by Katiba Macina, a jihadist group allied to Al Qaeda which has been wreaking havoc over large parts of central...

LAFD Firefighters Respond to Two Fires During Riots

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  Photos: LAFD Firefighters Respond to Two Fires During Riots Fire Engineering City of Los Angeles (CA) firefighters responded to two firefighters on Melrose Avenue on May 30 during the recent riots, and fire photographer Rick McClure shared some images of crews working at the scene.Both these fires had been set, and occurred approximately a mike apart. Both were total burnouts. There were no reported firefighter injuries. View Gallery HERE Read more: https://www.fireengineering.com/2020/06/12/489549/photos-lafd-firefighters-respond-to-two-fires-during-riots/...
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  Al Monitor Tribes Become More Involved In Anti-Terrorism Operations In Sinai Peninsula Reports have emerged about an agreement between tribal leaders and Egyptian security forces to hand over members of Islamic State in exchange for pardons.by A correspondent in EgyptWith the assistance of a large number of local tribal members fighting alongside the Egyptian army, Egyptian authorities have expanded their coordination with the tribes when confronting armed organizations in the Sinai Peninsula.An agreement was reached in May among tribal elders and sovereign security agencies in which the elders would secure the return of tribal members who were involved with Wilayat Sinai, the Islamic State’s (IS) branch in Sinai, who would then be pardoned upon interrogation.The Sinai Tribal Union, a group of tribesmen cooperating with Egyptian authorities on security operations in the northern Sinai Peninsula, announced June 7 that one of its members had been brutally murdered by Wilayat Sinai...
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Portland police declare civil disturbance, 10 arrested, after night of looting, protesters injuring officers By Vandana Rambaran | Fox NewsPortland police declared a "civil disturbance" after overnight protests turned violent and resulted in 10 arrests on Monday and at least one police officer injured after protesters threw objects at law enforcement officials.After another day of largely peaceful protests in Oregon decrying police brutality, specifically against blacks and other minorities, and calling for sweeping reforms on police practices, pockets of violence broke out near the Justice Center. Earlier on Monday, the outer fence around the Justice Center was removed by police "to show our willingness to have dialog and peaceful communication toward starting to heal our community," the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.The area has been the epicenter of weeks-long turmoil following the death of George Floyd-- an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who died in police custody after...
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The New York Times France Launches Sahel Coalition to Fight Rising Jihadi ViolenceBy ReutersNIAMEY/PARIS — France launched a coalition of West African and European allies on Friday to fight jihadi militants in the Sahel region, hoping more political cooperation and special forces would boost a military effort that has so far failed to stifle violence.Former colonial power France has deployed thousands of soldiers in the arid region south of the Sahara desert since 2013, and now has 5,100 troops there. But violence by groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State has been on the rise.The coalition, first announced at a January summit after a series of attacks killing over 200 soldiers, was ratified during virtual meetings of more than 40 defence and foreign ministers."We can now hope that the setbacks suffered by our armies during the second half of 2019 and the difficulties implementing our development projects are behind...
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FOX 5 NY NYPD disbands plainclothes anti-crime units By FOX 5 NY Staff NEW YORK - The NYPD is eliminating its Anti-Crime Units on the precinct level and public housing area level, Commissioner Dermot Shea announced on Monday. About 600 officers will be reassigned to the detective bureau, neighborhood policing program, and other units effective immediately. Anti-crime officers typically operate in plainclothes, Shea said, and focus on getting illegal guns off the streets of New York. That has led to those cops being involved in a number of shootings, the commissioner said. He added that the department will continue to fight violent crime and illegal guns through many modern programs and units."This is 21st-century policing: intelligence, data, ShotSpotter, video, DNA, and building prosecutable cases," Shea said. "It continues to be building these cases—cases on a small number of people that unfortunately still terrorize a part of this city." Read more:...
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Atlanta police shooting 'completely different' than Floyd death, says CBP chief: 'He took their weapon' By Yael Halon | Fox News The shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta Friday night was "completely different" than the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said Sunday."Mr. Brooks, he didn’t just resist a lawful arrest, he did so violently. He fought with the police, again and again," Morgan told "America's News HQ." "He took their weapon, one of their weapons and tried to use it against him. That is a different complete set of circumstances."Morgan made the comment as the Georgia capital city erupted in protests and rioting following the police-involved shooting death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the deadly confrontation started with officers responding to a complaint that a man was sleeping in...

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Brutal attack on London police officers caught on video   ...
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The Hill Microsoft will not sell facial recognition tech to police without federal law By Chris Mills Rodrigo Microsoft said Thursday it will not sell facial recognition tools to police departments until there is a federal law governing the technology.The company's president, Brad Smith, made the announcement in during a Washington Post Live, noting that it's in keeping with past Microsoft policy.“We will not sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights that will govern this technology,” Smith said.“The bottom line for us is to protect the human rights of people as this technology is deployed,” he added.  Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/502289-microsoft-will-not-sell-facial-recognition-to-police-departments...
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Paso Robles shooting: Suspect shot to death after 2-day manhunt; 4 officers wounded Authorities say that while evading officers over the course of the manhunt, Mason Lira hid in bushes and constantly moved from place to place, using 'military-style tactics'. By ABC30.com staffFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police in the city of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast said 26-year-old Mason Lira is dead after shooting four law enforcement officers in the last few days, in what authorities described as a planned ambush.Lira was killed Thursday by officers, bringing to end a massive two-day manhunt involving hundreds of law enforcement officers from different agencies. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said Lira first shot a homeless man to death on Wednesday and then over the course of that day and the next, wounded four officers.Sheriff Ian Parkinson said at a press conference on Thursday that while evading authorities during the...
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National Review Authorities Investigating Possible Hacks of Police Radio, Websites During Protests By Mairead McArdle Authorities are reportedly investigating hacking efforts that disrupted police radio communications as well as law enforcement networks and websites in several cities during the recent protests against the death of George Floyd.Hackers interfered with police radios and attempted to take down websites used by law enforcement in Minnesota, Illinois, and Texas, the Associated Press reported.Authorities have not released details about how the interference was conducted or who might be responsible for the hacking efforts, but federal intelligence officials warned that such threats may continue during the protests.“Short-term disruptive cyber activities related to protests probably will continue — various actors could be carrying out these operations — with the potential to use more impactful capabilities, like ransomware, or target higher profile networks,” read a Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment last week that was obtained by...
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  Fox News Philadelphia woman who allegedly ran over police officer is charged with attempted murder by Louis Casiano A Philadelphia woman is facing multiple felony charges, including attempted murder, after running over a police officer while fleeing the scene during rioting last month, authorities said.Angela Hall, 41, was arrested Monday in connection with the May 30 incident in which she ran over bike patrol officer Tony Nieves, who was trying to stop her, Philadelphia County District Attorney Larry Krasner said in a Tuesday announcement. She is charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer and other crimes.Hall is also charged with burglary in a separate incident that occurred the same night she allegedly ran over the officer. Authorities said she served as the getaway driver for people looting a beauty shop in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood. A video shows...
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Yahoo News Seattle police union reacts to radicals declaring 6-block 'cop-free zone': It's out of control An unreasonable activist fringe is stealing the peaceful protest message of justice for George Floyd, says Michael Solan, president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild.     Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/seattle-police-union-reacts-radicals-025824756.html...