PARIS (Reuters) - France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said. A trash bin burns as youths and high school students attend a demonstration to protest against the French government's reform plan, in Paris, France, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the three-week-old “yellow vest” revolt had “created a monster” and vowed police would have no tolerance for violence, with much of Paris in lockdown and tens of thousands of police deployed nationwide. Named after the fluorescent safety vests that all French motorists must carry, the protesters are billing their planned action on Saturday as “Act IV” of worst unrest seen in the capital since the 1968 student riots. Castaner warned that radicals would likely again … [Read more...] about France braces for trouble, Macron to address ‘yellow vest’ anger
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Krysta Fauria Associated Press Published 5:32 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities traumatized by mass shootings. Dressed all in black with his hood pulled up, the gunman apparently took his own life as scores of police converged on the Borderline Bar & Grill in Southern California. The motive for the rampage late Wednesday night was under investigation. The killer , Ian David Long, 28, was a former machine gunner and Afghanistan war veteran who was interviewed by police at his home last spring after an episode of agitated behavior that authorities were told might be post-traumatic stress disorder. Opening fire with a handgun with an illegal, extra-capacity magazine, Long shot a security guard outside … [Read more...] about Marine combat veteran kills 12 in rampage at California bar
Krysta Fauria Associated Press Published 1:51 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded former Marine dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said Thursday. Authorities said the motive for the attack Wednesday night was under investigation. The killer was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former machine gunner and decorated combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan who authorities said had an episode of erratic behavior last spring that they were told might be post-traumatic stress disorder. Screaming in fear, patrons rushed for the exits, ducked under tables and hurled barstools to smash second-floor windows and jump to safety as gunfire erupted at the Borderline Bar & Grill, a hangout popular with students from nearby California Lutheran … [Read more...] about Marine combat vet kills 12 in Calif. shooting
Gina Kaufman and Jim Schaefer Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Oct 24, 2018 They have guns, wear badges and patrol Michigan’s streets. They're even in uniform. But they’re not real cops. Across Michigan, police departments have enlisted civilians to work alongside licensed officers to patrol communities and even assist real cops with arrests. But unlike the regular officers licensed by the state, these armed civilians are unregulated. A Detroit Free Press investigation found there are no state-established training requirements for reserve officers, as they are commonly known; no standards for screening their qualifications, and no process for monitoring their conduct. The state agency responsible for police licensing and training is not regulating reserve officers — despite gaining authority last year to do just that — and has no idea how many such unlicensed volunteers there are statewide. This lack of oversight … [Read more...] about Michigan does not monitor 3K civilians who look like real cops
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Checkpoint by Alex Horton by Alex Horton Email the author April 5 at 5:49 AM Email the author President Trump floated the idea Tuesday of deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with our military,” Trump said at the White House. He continued: “That’s a big step, we really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before.” That’s not exactly true. Long-standing concerns about the security of the southern border, cited by Trump, led to National Guard troops … [Read more...] about Trump claimed his plan to put troops on the border is extraordinary. It was routine for Obama.