LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • An app that lets police crowdsource evidence May 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revellers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers. Today, as authorities seek help with...
  • Pakistan's Internal Security Policy to be presented before Cabinet January 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Internal Security Policy, drafted by the PMLN government to effectively combat militancy and eradicating extremism, is ready and will be presented before the special cabinet committee meeting on Monday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said. He said the timeframe for the policy will be one year and Rs...
  • BlueLine: A new social network for the police and other law enforcers September 3, 2013

    San Francisco: The final stages are near completion for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue. Created by former high-profile New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton, BlueLine is being touted as a site where...
  • US launches biggest crackdown on designer drugs June 27, 2013

    Arlington: US authorities carried out their biggest sweep against designer synthetic drugs on Wednesday, cracking down on potentially dangerous herbal blends marketed to young people, the Drug Enforcement Administration said. Law enforcement officers carried out more than 150 arrest warrants and nearly 375 search warrants in 35 US states and five...
  • US administration weighs options for expanding wiretap laws May 9, 2013

    Washington: The Obama administration may seek to end a longrunning debate over Internet wiretaps with proposed legislation that would enable lawenforcement agencies to tap into many types of Internet communications, US officials with knowledge of the matter said. The proposal is aimed at getting past the technical and legal obstacles that...
  • Tribal widow forced to drink urine, four arrested April 23, 2013

    Hoshangabad: A tribal widow was allegedly forced to drink urine and mercilessly beaten up by members of her own community as they suspected her of practising black magic, police said on Monday. Four persons were arrested following a complaint by the victim, they said. The shocking incident took place in...
  • US: Federal officials deny reports of Boston suspect arrest April 18, 2013

    Boston: Federal officials are denying that a suspect is in custody in the Boston Marathon bombings. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday a suspect was in custody. But the FBI and the US attorney's office in Boston dispute that. The official who spoke...
  • Arrest made in Boston twin blasts case: Sources April 17, 2013

    Boston: Law enforcement sources on Wednesday said an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon twin blasts case. However, the motive behind the bombings, which killed three people and injured over 170 others on Monday morning, is still not known, sources added. Earlier, officials had said they have identified a...
  • US to provide $110 mn aid to Pak for border security April 17, 2012

    Islamabad: The US would provide an additional aid of $ 110 million to Pakistan for border security, law enforcement, judicial reforms and counter narcotics projects. US Ambassador Cameron Munter and Pakistan's Finance Secretary Waqar Masood signed a "letter of agreement" for the additional aid for 2012. Under the programme, the US will...
  • Hackers attack law enforcement websites February 4, 2012

    Salt Lake City: Saboteurs stole passwords and sensitive information on tipsters while hacking into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective known as Anonymous. Breaches were reported this week in Boston, Syracuse, New York, Salt Lake City and Greece. Hackers gained access to the Salt...
  • Don't you know who I am: Kahn told victim May 24, 2011

    New York: "Don't you know who I am!" is what former IMF chief Dominique StraussKahn told the hotel maid while pinning her down during the alleged sexual assault on her, according to a media report on Tuesday. "Don't you know who I am! Don't you know who I am?" he said...
  • Koda scam: Over Rs 1 cr seized in raids, still counting February 18, 2010

    Ranchi: Income Tax raids continued for the third day on Thursday on properties of some senior officials, including Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren's personal secretary, in connection with the Rs.2,500crore money laundering scam involving former chief minister Madhu Koda, officials said. "Raids are going on at a few places and at...
  • Microsoft India in portal combat mode October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: With an aim to investigate and reduce online crimes against children, Microsoft India in association with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes trained law enforcement agencies on technologies to deal with such issues. "Online crimes against children are increasing rapidy in countries like India. With technology growing at...