Revealed: three people killed or seriously injured by knives every day last year in London

The shocking scale of knife crime in London was revealed today as new figures showed three people were killed or seriously injured in stabbings on the streets of the capital each day in 2016.

The Met statistics showed 60 people were stabbed to death last year, while 1,159 sustained serious injuries.

Man charged for shooting when cops went to wrong house

Imagine you’re up watching our late night news when you hear your back door rattling, then see a red laser pointed on your chest. One Portsmouth man claims that happened to him.

Brandon Watson said he was protecting his family when his wife heard noises in the back yard on January 3, 2013: “She said, ‘oh my gosh, someone is in the backyard.'” The noises got closer and then she heard the clicking of the backdoor handle.”

NYC cops say they can't reveal figures on cash seized from people – the database is too shoddy

New York City cops claim they can't tell anyone how much cash they have seized from people under civil asset forfeiture laws – because its database is not up to snuff.

The US city's police department is being sued for snubbing a Freedom of Information request from the Bronx Defenders advocacy group, which had asked for figures on dosh seized by officers. America's asset forfeiture laws are highly controversial: cops can snatch goods, cash and gift cards simply on the suspicion the gear may be associated with crime.

TSA documents reveal New York airport's wave of security lapses

Sensitive documents leaked after a data exposure at an upstate New York airport have revealed several major security lapses in recent years.

Dozens of files seen by ZDNet list a catalog of security failings over the past few years at Stewart International Airport, about 60 miles north of Manhattan, which serves hundreds of thousands of passengers each year, including high-profile guests and private charter flights.

The cache build up a unique picture of insider threats, breaches, and lapses that acknowledge the difficulty in keeping airside security to a high standard, even at smaller airports.

Wash. PD to add suppressors to all service rifles

Spokane police will add suppressors to their 181 services rifles in a move intended to protect officers’ hearing.

According to the Spokesman-Review, the department received approval for the $115,000 contract last month.

The PD says the suppressors will protect the city from the costs of worker’s compensation claims and potential lawsuits from civilians who suffer hearing damage from the sound of police long gun fire.

Speaker Ryan now asking ATF to impose gun control unilaterally

Ed. note: this article includes a call to action at the end. From GOA:

This is becoming painful to watch.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is now asking -- begging, really -- the Trump administration to unilaterally impose gun control restrictions.

And there is virtually no conceivable way that these restrictions will fall short of eventually regulating or banning your detachable magazines.

“We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest fix,” Ryan said.

What was he talking about?

The Hill explains:

Seattle Cops Lose Ninth Cir. Appeal Over Use of Force Policy

A civil rights class action claim filed by over 100 Seattle police officers was dismissed by a lower federal district court in 2014, and has now, finally, had that dismissal affirmed by the Ninth Circuit. The officers were challenging whether new policies regarding the use of force were constitutional under the Second Amendment. Though arguments were held in May, the decision has just issued.

In which states would your Concealed Carry license be honored?

Take a look at http://www.handgunlaw.us/LicMaps/ccwmap.php and select the state(s) where you are licensed (or permitted, depending on how the state terms it) and then "Build CCW map" to show where your permit is honored by reciprocal agreement.

Thanks to www.handgunlaw.us -- a very interesting and detailed site for anyone who will be traveling in the US, and wants to know the local law about handguns, and more.

Employees at Cleveland Taco Bell shoot suspect during attempted robbery

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Employees at a Cleveland Taco Bell shot a suspect during an attempted robbery, according to Cleveland police.

Officers responded to the restaurant on W. 117th street at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday morning for a report of a robbery with shots fired.

When police arrived, they found a suspect with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived. The suspect later died at MetroHealth Medical Center.

On Thursday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the deceased suspect as  De'Carlo Jackson, 24, of Cleveland.

US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records.

This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual customers and large groups.

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