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Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

AOL – by Tom Hays NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability … Continue reading

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Cop shooter bragged to Brooklyn bystanders just before fatally shooting NYPD Officers

New York Daily News – by TINA MOORE, ALFRED NG, OREN YANIV, BILL HUTCHINSON Seconds before a cop-hating maniac ambushed and gunned down two NYPD officers in cold blood, he boasted, “Watch what I’m going to do!” Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s twisted … Continue reading

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Rev. Al Sharpton says he’s received threats since police slayings; pleas for non-violent protests

SI Live – by Zak Koeske HARLEM, N.Y. – Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that he’s received multiple threatening calls since the execution-style killing of two NYPD cops in what the 28-year-old gunman apparently considered vengeance for the police-involved deaths … Continue reading

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Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

AOL BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – A mass of demonstrators chanting, “Black lives matter,” converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a … Continue reading

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Gunman kills self after 2 NYPD cops fatally shot ‘execution style’ as ‘revenge’ for Garner

New York Post – by Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Jamie Schram Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was … Continue reading

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Dueling Protests For, Against NYPD Face Off Outside City Hall

CBS New York NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Demonstrators gathered at City Hall in support of the NYPD Friday evening, but they were met right away with a rival demonstration by critics of police policies. A pro-police rally organized by a … Continue reading

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Christmas tree at Washington Square Park

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The Navy’s New Robot Looks and Swims Just Like a Shark

Wired – by Jordon Golson The American military does a lot of work in the field of biomimicry, stealing designs from nature for use in new technology. After all, if you’re going to design a robot, where better to draw … Continue reading

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NYPD tweets ‘you can’t handle the truth’ in apparent nod to civilian deaths

AOL – by Ryan Gorman The New York Police Department social media strategy got the force in hot water again on Monday. NYPD Twitter accounts have endured a series of well-documented fails in recent months, and a precinct did not … Continue reading

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Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

AOL – by David Espo WASHINGTON (AP) — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments, not long after … Continue reading

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Northern White Rhino Dies At California Zoo, Leaving Only Five Alive In The World

Huffington Post SAN DIEGO (AP) — A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said. Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently … Continue reading

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Sydney siege: Hostages held in central cafe

BBC News At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in the centre of the Australian city of Sydney. Pictures on Australian television have shown at least three people with their hands up against a window, … Continue reading

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Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be a Real Gem This Weekend

NBC News – by Alan Boyle e shooting stars have aligned for this weekend’s peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower: It’s arguably the best meteor display of the year — and it reaches its height during the heart of the … Continue reading

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Tens Of Thousands March On NYPD Headquarters To Protest Police Killings

Huffington Post  Tens of thousands of protesters streamed out of New York City’s Washington Square Park on Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black people by police officers, as part of the “Millions March NYC.” The crowd began to … Continue reading

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More Tasers for New York Cops Might ‘Do More Harm Than Good’

Time – by Eliza Gray New York City cops may soon be armed with more Tasers. But experts are skeptical that will make the city safer. Police Commissioner William Bratton announced plans Wednesday to purchase an additional 450 Tasers to … Continue reading

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The NYPD Was Sued an Average of 10 Times a Day Last Year

Factually – by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan Around ten lawsuits were filed against the NYPD every day, according to a new analysis by I Quant NY of a city report that also says most suits were “primarily of allegations of police misconduct, … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn Gun Cases, Suspicion Turns to the Police

New York Times – by Stephanie Clifford The tip comes from a confidential informer: Someone has a gun. Ten or more minutes later, police officers find a man matching the informer’s detailed description at the reported location. A gun is … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia Says The Constitution Is Silent On Torture

Huffington Post – by Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate’s torture report by saying it’s hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if millions … Continue reading

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Killing calmed me down': Brazilian man admits murdering more than 40 people for ‘fun

AOL – by Ryan Gorman A Rio de Janeiro man has confessed to killing more than 40 people for fun – making him one of history’s most prolific serial killers. Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, was arrested shortly after stabbing … Continue reading

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Judge restricts use of tear gas against Ferguson protesters

RT A federal judge ordered St. Louis-area police to grant warnings before firing tear gas in order to give crowds “reasonable” time to disperse, following a lawsuit over wanton use of tear gas by militarized police during race-related protests in … Continue reading

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