Chief Constable Sara Thornton said resources were being diverted from mainstream policing in England and Wales, leading to backlogs in control rooms and slower response times.
She said the strain was “causing real problems” and “frankly unsustainable”.
You’re going to love the New America.
Protests in St. Louis turned violent as darkness set in Friday, with at least four cops assaulted and numerous demonstrators maced following the acquittal of a white officer in the shooting death of an African-American drug suspect.
Generic Portland Antifa riot.
Left-wing agitators descended upon Portland in response to a “Patriot Prayer” rally on Sunday. Antifa members reportedly launched smoke bombs and other projectiles at police officers, who arrested at least seven people, according to the Portland Police Department, which documented the violence on Twitter. At least two police officers were injured in the violence.
“When you go to work each day, you shouldn’t have to worry that a pack of rabid animals will suddenly show up at your home and openly threaten your family,” McNesby said, speaking at the FOP headquarters.”These are not activists, they are racist hate groups determined to instigate violence.”
According to local reports, the accused man argued with a security guard who tried to stop him from jumping on the train then called police for back up.
It’s the second stabbing attempt on Swedish police within hours. The perpetrator is a Morroccan youth. The same is happening in London. Two stabbing attempts on police within two days.
Shortly after the president’s speech ended and night fell in Phoenix, protesters began to throw water bottles and scream obscenities at police.
“We basically wanted them separated. I’m sorry to report that we did have some bottles thrown at our officers that did have urine in it. A couple of our officers were hit with that. They were hit with a lot of stuff today,” Evans said at the press conference. “And I’m very proud of the job they did. And it goes to the professionalism of this department.”
A police helicopter that was reportedly monitoring the protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has crashed in a wooded area. Footage shows smoke rising from the scene.
According to Sgt. Peter Allan, whose Twitter bio describes him as a, “Sussex Hate Crime Sgt & Trans Equality Advocate,” police were recently called out to Burgess Hill, Sussex, to deal with a “transphobic” incident involving “Name calling between children.”
With opposition parties boycotting what they call a rigged election, Reuters reports the streets of Caracas were deserted on Sunday as a minority of Venezuelans trickled to the polls to elect a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Maduro vowed would begin a new era of combat in the crisis-stricken nation. That is good news as, following the death of two people yesterday, shortly after a large group of motorbikes sped through the city, and explosion hit, reportedly injuring a number of police officers.
Simon Byrne wants new legislation introduced to allow his police force to hire one black officer for every white one.
We can send you Somalian US trained officers who can fill several quota slots – migrant, black, non-English speaking, Muslim, etc, but they can be a little jumpy.
This is indeed likely, since Mohamed Noor was a golden boy, a showcased trophy: a Somali Muslim on the police force. He was kept on the force despite his manifest incompetence, and now it is likely that the Minneapolis political establishment, as committed as ever to playing identity politics with the force rather than hiring and firing cops on the basis of merit alone, will try to sweep this entire incident under the rug.
This is the logical next step for the left on this, isn’t it? Well, let’s slow down on it a little bit and look at their big-picture strategy, since the left often thinks it’s won more people over to its point of view than it really has.