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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...


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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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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 into his ...


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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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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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SWATs are used more often for drug warrants than to deal with any violent crimes An ACLU report © 2014 titled War Comes Home -- The Excessive Militarization of American Policing says that in their statistical study of 800 SWAT deployments conducted by 20 law enforcement agencies during the years 2011-2012, 62% were for drug searches (including marijuana)....


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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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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 mile had ...


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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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In this case the car being knocked upon was not being pulled over. Deputy Small pulled into the parking lot and parked his marked squad car behind Vogt's vehicle a little off to the driver's side. The squad car's headlights were on, but its red and blue emergency lights were not. Vogt's car was running and had its lights on as well. Deputy Small said at ...


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Yes, the actions of the USDA were found to be unconstitutional in HORNE ET AL. v. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE in 2015 after the OP question was asked. The decision states: In 2002–2003, raisin growers were required to set aside 47 percent of their raisin crop under the reserve requirement. In 2003–2004, 30 percent. Marvin Horne, Laura Horne, and their ...


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"off the record" seems to mainly be a plot device. The original "off the record" statement would mean that the lawyer approach the bench and have some off the record talk, usually about something like a confession deal. Off the Record Law & Legal Definition Off the record refers to a conversation not being transcribed as part of the ...


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It is true that the death penalty was available to punish people who worked on Sunday in Connecticut and Virginia. In Connecticut (specifically the New Haven Colony, not the entire state), according to Yale Law Journal vol. 7 (October 1897), as of 1656 the law read: Whosoever shall profane the Lord's day, or any part of it, either by sinful servile ...


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Yes, Berlin set up one place that could reasonably be translated from German to English as a “safe zone for women”. No, this “safe zone” does NOT involve a large-scale, gender-segregated area where women can spend the evening partying in. Multiple German and English reliable news sources have confirmed that such a safe zone specifically for women was setup ...


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[Disclosure: This answer was written by the author of the Medium article, Bill Conroy.] The contractor in Portland is revealed in this follow-up story: Medium: Private Contractor Assisting Feds in Quelling Portland Protests Is Revealed Triple Canopy is the second leading FPS contractor nationwide by dollar value, per USASpending.gov, but it is a different ...


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