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Police SWAT team, FBI respond to hostage situation at Texas synagogue

Police SWAT team, FBI respond to hostage situation at Texas synagogue

Jan. 15 (UPI) — The Biden administration, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other top officials said Saturday they are closely monitoring an ongoing hostage situation northwest of Dallas six hours after the standoff began. Local and state police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were among the law enforcement agencies…

Two Dems who support police reform carjacked less than 24 hours apart

Two Dems who support police reform carjacked less than 24 hours apart

Two Democrats who supported police reform in Philadelphia and Chicago were both carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours of each other. Illinois state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) was targeted in suburban Chicago on Tuesday night, while Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) was carjacked Wednesday afternoon after an event in South Philadelphia. Lightford was driving with her husband,…

NYC to get its first female police commissioner to lead the nation’s largest police force

NYC to get its first female police commissioner to lead the nation’s largest police force

(CNN)New York City will get its first female police commissioner to lead the nation’s largest police department, after Mayor-elect Eric Adams picked Nassau County Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell. “Keechant Sewell is a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve,”…

Baltimore police involved in fatal shooting

Baltimore police involved in fatal shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — Investigators from the office of the Attorney General of Maryland were called Saturday to the scene of a fatal shooting involving police officers. The Baltimore Sun reports that the shooting appeared to have happened in a barber shop in the 5700 block of O’Donnell Street, authorities said. Raquel Coombs, a spokeswoman for…

Riot police respond to Belfast protests over Northern Ireland Protocol

Riot police respond to Belfast protests over Northern Ireland Protocol

A “no hard border” sign is pictured on the Irish border in Newry in Northern Ireland, Britain, on January 31, 2020. File Photo by Aidan Crawley/EPA-EFE Nov. 3 (UPI) — Riot police responded to protests against the Northern Ireland Protocol on Wednesday in north Belfast after participants allegedly aimed missiles and fireworks at officers. BBC…