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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco Chinatown duo claim FBI entrapment in organised-crime case

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... in a seven-year sting targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organised crime syndicate. The agents, posing as businessmen and a mafia figure, aggressively ... or association, which the FBI says became a front for organised crime. Serra said much of the government's case against Chow, Yee and the others was being driven by FBI operatives who were loaded ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US town looted as police say slain black teenager was robbery suspect

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 05:43pm by AFP

    ... if it was Brown in the video, the crime did not justify the shooting of a teen after he put up his hands in surrender to the officer, as witnesses allege. Another family lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said ... a teenager fatally shot by a Florida neighbourhood-watch organiser who was acquitted of murder. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... beheading an American hostage kidnapped in Syria. Asked if the hardline Sunni Muslim organisation posed a threat to the United States comparable to that of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Hagel ... on safe havens in areas of Syria under militant control. “This is an organisation that has an apocalyptic, end-of- days strategic vision and which will eventually have to be defeated,” Dempsey ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Detroit police chief James Craig calls on people to have guns and fight back

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Detroit Crime and a shortage of police has people opting to fend for themselves Detroit a city that lives by the gun Detroit police chief James Craig has repeatedly called ... layer of tension to a city already tense about guns and crime. "There's a lot of stuff going on around here. We watch the news, and every day it's something," says Tanisha ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Events from Iraq to Ukraine call into focus Barack Obama's world view

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... was not an "organising principle". "The problem for Obama is he often sets up these false choices between essentially doing nothing and sending in the 82nd Battalion," said David Kramer, a senior ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... from three-quarters white to two-thirds black. Even as the area's demographics shifted, solid blue-collar jobs sustained many of these towns, said Lara Granich, a community organiser ... She's something of a veteran activist- helping to organise strikes by fast-food workers in St Louis- and sees race and local politics and economics as closely intertwined. "It's ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Black teen Michael Brown’s shooting by police ‘a tragedy’, Obama says

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... they are often harassed by police. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said the neighbourhood had a lot of crime but there were no race problems. Ferguson has seen a stark demographic shift in recent ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US police killing of black youth triggers protest by hundreds

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... watch organiser who was subsequently acquitted of murder charges, as well as the death of a New York man from a police choke hold after he was confronted for selling individual cigarettes ... officers... this is a dire concern to the NAACP, especially our local organisation," Gaskin said. He said officials in the organisation spoke with St Louis police chief Jon Belmar, who told them ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    A-Team bids to reclaim the streets of Detroit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Detroit With areas of Motor City reduced to a crime-ridden wasteland, an armed civilian force backs the police in fight against murder and drugs mayhem A-Team bids to reclaim the streets of Detroit Armed men emerge from the "War Wagon" on a freezing winter's day in Detroit. They are volunteers with Detroit 300, a controversial organisation whose ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI takes over case of police officer in Missouri shooting black teenager

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:07am by AGENCIES

    ... from some civil rights leaders, who referred to the 2012 racially charged shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager by a Florida neighbourhood watch organiser who was acquitted ...




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