Law Enforcement

LAPD shoot two innocent people in hunt for killer ex-cop

LAPD shoot two innocent people in hunt for killer ex-cop

California police have launched a manhunt for a former LAPD officer who is suspected of having gunned down five people, three of which were killed. Los Angeles Police already shot two innocent people while trying to detain the suspect. Fear has struck the Los Angeles Police Department as authorities frantically search for the man who […]

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

There is a high probability that US sanctions against Iran have been violated by its own army. Part of the $1.55 billion in fuel the US bought from Turkmenistan for the Afghan army in the last five years may have originated in Iran. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) suggested […]

Obama’s CIA director nominee had detailed knowledge of harsh interrogation techniques

Obama’s CIA director nominee had detailed knowledge of harsh interrogation techniques

CIA Chief-in-Waiting John Brennan had detailed knowledge of “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the agency against suspected terrorists, including waterboarding and other painful torture techniques. Brennan is expected to be confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Feb. 7, but he will likely face tough questions about the extent of his knowledge about the CIA’s […]

Data Privacy Day 2013: Twitter reveals US government makes 80% of info requests

Data Privacy Day 2013: Twitter reveals US government makes 80% of info requests

Twitter has released its second transparency report, which demonstrated a frightening increase in requests for user data by the US government and ignited serious concerns over privacy and free expression. The list disclosed data requests from over 30 nations, and revealed that the US government was responsible for 815 of the 1,009 information requests in […]

Mentally ill murderer gets weapons permit and buys arsenal of guns

Mentally ill murderer gets weapons permit and buys arsenal of guns

Nearly 20 years after he was convicted of shooting his own mother to death, Christian Oberender of Minnesota is back behind bars for illegally owning a small arsenal of firearms. Authorities became reacquainted with Oberender, now 32, late last year when a complaint was filed by someone who came across his Facebook page. When authorities […]

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

The report proposes a new global deal to world leaders to curb extreme poverty to 1990s levels by:
– closing tax havens, yielding $189bn in additional tax revenues
– reversing regressive forms of taxation
– introducing a global minimum corporation tax rate
– boosting wages proportional to capital returns
– increasing investment in free public services

Jan. 15, 2013 City Council Meeting

Jan. 15, 2013 City Council Meeting

The Regular Meeting of the Desert Hot Springs City Council was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Carl May Center. Presentations were made by Chris Cunningham, Desert Valley Disposal; Heather Coladonato Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heather Coladonato; the 2013 Date Festival Queen and her court; Code Enforcement Manager Hart Ponder; and two […]

NRA demands more guns in schools while protesters yell ‘Stop killing our kids’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

NRA demands more guns in schools while protesters yell ‘Stop killing our kids’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

One week exactly after a horrific shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary claimed the lives of 20 children and half-dozen adults, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is imploring for guns in every school across America. “I call on Congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every […]

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