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A former Houston cop charged with storming the US Capitol changed his story in an interview with the feds. Now he says he was there to see ‘historical art’

Ex-Houston officer Tam Pham allegedly told federal investigators he didn’t enter the US Capitol. When pressed, he changed his story and said he joined rioters on January 6 to view ‘historical art.’ Insider created a searchable database of those individuals charged for their participation in the riot. Visit Business Insider’s […]
A former Houston cop charged with storming the US Capitol changed his story in an interview with the feds. Now he says he was there to see ‘historical art’
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San Francisco police prep for a potential pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter’s HQ. Attendees are reportedly being encouraged to bring body cameras, megaphones, and zip ties.

The San Francisco police department (SFPD) is preparing for a potential pro-Trump demonstration outside Twitter’s headquarters on Monday morning. The SFPD has been in contact with Twitter representatives and will have enough resources to respond to demonstrations, a spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle. Users on a far-right internet forum […]
San Francisco police prep for a potential pro-Trump demonstration at Twitter’s HQ. Attendees are reportedly being encouraged to bring body cameras, megaphones, and zip ties.
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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says Capitol invasion is what Trump ‘wanted to happen,’ and calls for DC to become a state so she could use National Guard

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says the invasion of the Capitol Wednesday was “textbook terrorism” and what President Donald Trump “wanted to happen.” She criticised the Capitol Police for security failures and called for an investigation. Bowser also renewed calls for DC statehood, saying that if she were a governor […]
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says Capitol invasion is what Trump ‘wanted to happen,’ and calls for DC to become a state so she could use National Guard
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The largest police union in the US, which endorsed Trump in September, called on the president to ‘forcefully’ put an end to his supporters’ Capitol siege

The largest police union in the US has called on Trump to “forcefully urge” extremists to leave the US Capitol. The National Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Trump in the 2020 election. “Lawlessness is not how Americans affect change in our great country,” union President Patrick Yoes wrote. Visit Business […]
The largest police union in the US, which endorsed Trump in September, called on the president to ‘forcefully’ put an end to his supporters’ Capitol siege
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Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a ‘Uighur alarm’

Huawei has worked with at least four partner companies to develop surveillance technologies that claim to monitor people by ethnicity, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Last week, The Post reported that Huawei in 2018 had tested a “Uighur alarm” – an AI facial recognition tool that claimed to identify members […]
Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a ‘Uighur alarm’
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An armed gang crawled through a sewer network to rob a bank in Milan

A gang of armed robbers used Milan’s sewer system to carry out an elaborate heist. Two robbers entered the front door and held tellers at gunpoint, while two more entered through a manhole inside the bank. The robbers escaped through a manhole with 20 safe-deposit boxes in tow, and police […]
An armed gang crawled through a sewer network to rob a bank in Milan
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Police unions are enemies of reform. It’s time we take them head on.

The nation’s largest police union used a two-year-old boy – whose mother had just been violently thrown to the ground by Philadelphia police after breaking her car’s windows – as a prop in a social media post. Under a “Blue Lives Matter” banner, police unions demand hate crime protections while […]
Police unions are enemies of reform. It’s time we take them head on.
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Police in all 50 states are using secret tools to break into locked phones — and they’re using them for cases as low-level as shoplifting, records show

More than 2,000 police departments across all 50 states have purchased high-tech tools that can crack into locked, encrypted smartphones, according to a new report. Documents surfaced through open records requests by the Washington nonprofit Upturn show that police use phone-cracking technology far more often than previously known – and […]
Police in all 50 states are using secret tools to break into locked phones — and they’re using them for cases as low-level as shoplifting, records show
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Police union chief with ties to Trump makes racist and misogynist comments about Democratic leaders, jokes about accepting sexual favours for officers

The director of a police union in Massachusetts with ties to the Trump administration posted several misogynist and racist comments about Democratic leaders on his personal Facebook account. In one such post, executive director Jerry Flynn described Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York as a “bar fly stripper.” Flynn’s Facebook […]
Police union chief with ties to Trump makes racist and misogynist comments about Democratic leaders, jokes about accepting sexual favours for officers
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Australian police are using social media to rebel against orders to stop wearing ‘Thin Blue Line’ symbols, which have been linked to right-wing extremism

A Facebook page purporting to be run by Australian police officers has leaked a Victoria Police internal email instructing members not to wear the Thin Blue Line symbol. The Thin Blue Line symbol is a pro-law enforcement symbol that has become linked to far-right extremists and anti-Black Lives Matter campaigners. […]
Australian police are using social media to rebel against orders to stop wearing ‘Thin Blue Line’ symbols, which have been linked to right-wing extremism
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A Rochester police officer wrote ‘make him a suspect’ on an incident report about Daniel Prude’s death as city officials tried to delay the release of body camera footage, documents show

An internal investigation into the death of Daniel Prude, who died in March, one week after police put him in a “spit hood” and held him down until he became unconscious, was released by officials in Rochester, New York, on Monday. The report on the internal investigation found city officials, […]
A Rochester police officer wrote ‘make him a suspect’ on an incident report about Daniel Prude’s death as city officials tried to delay the release of body camera footage, documents show
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There’s nothing stopping the RNC from using voter intimidation tactics in November now that a decades-old agreement has ended, experts warn

November will mark the first presidential election that’s not bound by the terms of the 1982 consent decree. The decades-old agreement between the Republican and Democratic national committees limits the RNC’s participation in voter intimidation and suppression tactics. It was set after the DNC accused the RNC of engaging in […]
There’s nothing stopping the RNC from using voter intimidation tactics in November now that a decades-old agreement has ended, experts warn
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The Houston Police police chief called it ‘inexplicable’ that 4 of his officers fired 21 shots at an incapacitated man during a mental health call. They have been fired.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has fired four officers who were involved in the April shooting of 27-year-old Nicolas Chavez. On April 21, five Houston officers responded to a mental health crisis call. On scene, Chavez approached them with what police believed was a weapon and two officers fired three […]
The Houston Police police chief called it ‘inexplicable’ that 4 of his officers fired 21 shots at an incapacitated man during a mental health call. They have been fired.
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A Black man was stopped by sheriff’s deputies while jogging in a predominately white neighbourhood. The sheriff later asked him to teach deputies about biases.

Joseph Griffin was stopped by deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office while jogging through Deltona, Florida, on August 27. Deputies said Griffin resembled the description of a burglary suspect, and detained him until they confirmed he was not the suspect. Griffin told viewers on a Facebook Live: “If something […]
A Black man was stopped by sheriff’s deputies while jogging in a predominately white neighbourhood. The sheriff later asked him to teach deputies about biases.