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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...
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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/...