police

Dealing with mental health crisis one Zoom call at a time

The sergeant had so little use for the tablet that she did not bother to grab it from the seat of her squad car when she ran into the house where a suicidal man was screaming and slamming his head against the floor. But when she saw the man might harm himself, his family or

International

Deaths climb to 72 in South Africa riots after Zuma jailed

The death toll climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa on Tuesday, with many people trampled to death during looting at stores, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. More than 1,200 people have

National

Hunt for Capitol attackers still on 6 months after Jan. 6

The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department

Crime

11 people in custody after hours long armed standoff on I-95

An hours long standoff with a group of heavily armed men that partially shut down Interstate 95 ended Saturday with 11 suspects in custody, Massachusetts state police said. The standoff shut down a portion of I-95 for much of the morning, causing major traffic problems during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Authorities said the

Buz Blog

Overcoming Resisting Arrest: Why It Always Looks Bad

From the arrest of Rodney King to the George Floyd incident, videos of police arrests have incited a public uproar. Beside the fact that the media keeps pouring gas on the fire by re-showing these videos, ad nauseum, they always make law enforcement officers look like brutal Neanderthals. That is because taking someone into custody,

National

In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. Hundreds of people have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center police station every night since Sunday, when former Officer

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