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That there is a police code is true. The Swedish police use different codes for different types of work as a way to track, for instance, how much resources they use. Some examples of such police codes are 204 (biker gangs), 209 (animal rights activist) and 207 (Satanist).Poliskoder Issues related to asylum accommodations are coded as 291. So it's not about ...


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Yes, it's true (but imprecise). All residents of France (this is unrelated to citizenship) need to carry an authorization and the police is checking these authorizations. The authorization is a sworn statement (“déclaration sur l'honneur”), i.e. a self-statement, or a declaration by the employer. What's not clear in this short statement from the BBC is that ...


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The name, Arkansas, is a French pronunciation of a Siouxan word meaning "land of downriver people". It is pronounced: /ˈɑrkənsɔː/ ar-kən-saw In 1881, the Arkansas General Assembly passed Concurrent Resolution No. 4. The resolution was further modified in 1947 as Arkansas Code 1 April 105, and reads thusly: Whereas, confusion of practice has ...


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This event happened in late January, but not in Wuhan. The restriction was imposed on the accommodation of someone who had been to Wuhan. It was soon seen by the government as an over-reaction, and the metal bars used to secure the door were removed. China's investigative media XinJing Paper reported on it (Google Translate) Two videos of the door of a ...


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Only one Wall Street banker (a trader) went to jail. Other people, who could be considered bankers, were also jailed. No Wall Street CEOs were jailed. Financial Times, August 9, 2017: In the US prosecutors have won convictions of 324 mortgage lenders, loan officers, real estate brokers, developers and others who were at the front end of a chain of events ...


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It is a bit unclear at the moment. But it is certainly not just "fake news". It is an ongoing situation with "his word against his", with the police being one "his", and a not particularly trustworthy one to begin with. It looks much more true than false, without a final verdict being advised right now. There are several human rights and homeless people ...


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90 bankers were convicted, of which 62 went to prison: Edward Woodard (conspiracy to commit bank fraud, false entry in a bank record, unlawful participation in loans, false statements to a financial institution, misapplication of bank funds, and bank fraud) 23 Years in Prison CEO, President: Bank of the Commonwealth Stephen Fields (conspiracy ...


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An NPR report states In 2013, the municipal court in Ferguson — a city of 21,135 people — issued 32,975 arrest warrants for nonviolent offenses, mostly driving violations. They cite this table from a document on the Missouri Courts website - see the last line of the snippet.


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The German Red Cross will put up a sign at their emergency tent and have psychologically trained staff standing by. A spokesperson for the event pointed out that the Oktoberfest in Munich has a similar arrangement since 2003 to absolutely no controversy. Dem Magazin "bento" bestätigten Veranstalter und DRK, dass an der Unfallhilfstelle ein zusätzliches ...


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A Slovak citizen was (without his knowledge) planted a detonation device in his luggage as a part of airport security test. The device was not found at the airport and the person was arrested later in Dublin after the Irish police was informed about the device. Source: IDnes news article Jan 5 2010: Irská policie zatkla Slováka, který nevědomky dopravil ...


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You will be able to find way more sources and direct video evidence if you know Chinese. In the first two clips in the article, you can hear the filmers were talking about the coronavirus outbreak in Chinese. It is just a consequence of lockdown and quarantine, most likely not on every home but those who are not following lockdown/quarantine rules were ...


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The United States criminal justice system does treat men more harshly than women, at least as far as sentencing decisions are concerned. Source - The Independent and Joint Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age on Sentencing Outcomes in U.S. Federal Courts Using data compiled by the United States Sentencing Commission, we examine the independent ...


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This is explosives rather than contraband and assuming you take a court verdict as proof, then the Hindawi Affair is certainly one incident - in that case, a man planted explosives in his fiancee's luggage. Might not be exactly what you are looking for, since the planter was known to the victim. In this story from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, ...


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Yes, they do in fact do this! It is called a "protection sheet" 保護シート and it is a thin sheet made from plastic, not a futon. Here is a video of a violent drunk being rolled up, and another of a drunk who was wrapped in a sheet but released from it. (He is saying "I can walk" in a very slurred way). One of Japan's tabloids reports that a famous boy band ...


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This answer only applies to the United States, which has federal law, and laws for each state and territory. According to a University of Tennessee document There is no constitutional right to make a telephone call upon arrest or completion of booking. Cannon v. Montgomery County, 1998 WL 354999 (E.D. Pa. 1998). See also Dietzen v. Mork, 101 F.3d 110 (...


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There will be an area for women to come if they feel harassed. Interestingly, this area is called "Women's Safety Area" (in English) even in German media so it seems to be the official name. Source: Tagesspiegel. Similar information is given in Berliner Zeitung: Erstmalig richten die Veranstalter eine besondere Sicherheitszone für Frauen ein. Dorthin ...


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This is a true story and can be checked on the court hearings site. A man named Craig Daniel Evans was sentenced for something at the court mentioned in the article, during the month the article claims he was sentenced. This makes it more than likely true, as its unlikely to have picked a random name and court and month. Use this case number at the site ...


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Roger Levans of Queens, NY was arrested when two bricks of cocaine were found in his bag on a return trip from Guyana. Levans said he was strip searched, and jailed until his family could put up $100,000 bail. Three months later, the feds dismissed the charges. “It was determined the luggage was broken into and drugs planted by a third party ...


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It may appear as if it's about police failing to stop the 2016 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, but using water cannon and tear gas on Pegida demonstrations. But the picture pre-dated the assaults in Germany, and was about double standards in India (which is sometimes referred to as the world's largest democracy). Example reference, which was ...


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Is refusing to decrypt data for the police illegal in England and Wales? Yes. Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), Part III, people can be forced by police to surrender keys to encrypted data. This law has been applied at least three times, twice up until 2009 according to Claire Ward, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of ...


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Your question links to an article that quotes the relevant law. The law makes it pretty clear that, to answer the question in the title: yes you can be put in jail for refusing to provide a decryption key for encrypted data. This is a significant reversal of the presumption of guilt. To quote: For the purposes of this section a person shall be taken to ...


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An editorial opinion (16 August 2012) from The Guardian was that Assange is not entitled to protection under the 1951 UN refugee convention. Refugee protection does not apply to the WikiLeaks founder and it is wrong of him to claim it As defined by the United Nations convention on refugees, a refugee is a person who "owing to well founded fear of being ...


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An internal memo from the police is covered by a news paper article Får interna direktiv: Ange inte signalement. The article does not contain the entire memo, but it does cite a few key parts of it. The internal memo was dated September 15, 2015 and signed by police press-communications personnel Wolf Gyllander and Carina Skagerlind. The directive said that ...


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It's at least possible for the police (or anyone else) to do this in Sweden, since the documents pertaining to the building permit include a complete building plan. All documents filed with a government agency (local or national) in Sweden by default becomes parts of the public record, freely available for everyone (citizen as well as foreign), unless ...


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As far as we can tell, yes. Rangers in Kaziranga park have killed 72 suspected poachers between 2007 and February 10th, 2017 Here is a report from the BBC from February 10th regarding the park and its policy. Its rangers have been given the kind of powers to shoot and kill normally only conferred on armed forces policing civil unrest. They have a chart ...


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RBB summarizes it after the night as: Zum ersten Mal hatte es auf der Festmeile einen gesonderten Anlaufpunkt für Frauen gegeben, die sich sexuell bedrängt oder belästigt fühlen. Die in einem DRK-Zelt eingerichtete "Womens-Safety-Area" sei von vier Frauen aufgesucht worden, hieß es in der Nacht. Transation: For the first time the festival ...


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A case has just been reported in the Guardian: Australian holiday winners duped into smuggling crystal meth An Australian couple were unwittingly conned into becoming multi-million dollar drug mules after winning a dream trip to Canada with new luggage thrown in. The elaborate con duped the couple by taking them to Canada as the winners of an ...


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The lawsuit reported on by ABC News did happen (Robert Jordan vs. the City of New London, CT). The court case can be found here. That page verifies many of the facts given in the article, including the conclusion: it was ruled constitutional to not hire someone as a police officer because they scored too highly on an intelligence test (The test used in this ...


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The Center for Immigration Studies released a study in 2009 which makes the claim given in the question. Its claim was misquoted (as 57/76 instead of 57% of 76): It gives the source as the FBI Most Wanted For Murders List. The CIS study further stated that an overwhelming majority (35/43) of them were Mexican. Assuming that the list has not changed ...


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