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Are they being held? Yes. The Telegraph article you quote has the key facts. This article in Le Monde (Google Translate) has more details. Are they children? Technically yes. The Le Monde article says they were students at the Lycée Jean-Rostand. In France a lycée is for students aged from 15 to 18. So yes they are likely to be mostly minors, but still ...


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No As per the statistics that @gerrit cited, the statement as listed is untrue. There are almost as many firefighters alone as tax preparers. There is a true way of stating it. If we explicitly limit to just full time paid fire fighters and law enforcement professionals, then there are more tax preparers. However, this is a fundamentally unfair way of ...


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Parts of the story are corroborated in this account (Grado, Gary. "Charges urged in raid in which house burned." East Valley Tribune. Oct 15 2004), which is based on a statement from the sheriff's spokesperson: Eric Kush, 26, who wasn’t the burglary suspect, refused to come out of the house when SWAT members ordered him to, so they shot tear gas through ...


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TL;DR - we don't know if the study is corroborated. I will continue to look into this topic to edit and improve the answer. It may be too early to conclude if the results of the 2018 paper are corroborated by other sources. RE: Methodology, the paper covers it well (emphasis added). We constructed an original database of all confirmed uses of deadly ...


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True, almost true, or false, depending on sources and interpretation. Depending on sources, the number of professional firefighters + law enforcement officers is either the same or slightly smaller than the number of professional tax preparers. However, if we include part-time or amateur firefighters, the claim is false. From Face the Facts USA, A ...


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According to Truth Or Fiction As for the liquid in the bottle, it is most likely a disinfecting solution such as Betadine (povidone-iodine, which can appear deep orange or red) or a treatment to hasten clotting pulled from what appears to be a belt trauma kit, hurriedly applied to an officer’s wounded arm while both men were standing behind a car door in ...


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Cariol Horne says she intervened in the other officer's interaction with a suspect. She was fired. She was been denied pension, as she was fired before the date at which it would be awarded. Source: WIVB TV: Council won’t restore officer’s pension I can't find anything showing she was beaten. Her claim is that the other officer punched her and was ...


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According to a survey 3 of 4 (not quite the same a 8 of 10) police officers are considering changing job. But the main reason stated is that they are unhappy about the salary. Only 7% stated have mentioned threats and violence as a reason. The reasons for wanting to change job is stated as: Low salary (84%) Unclear leadership (57%) Fuzzy decision making (...


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The text of the report can be downloaded from here. The report includes the following paragraph, 5.9 In two of the cases we read, fathers tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from houses where they were being abused, only to be arrested themselves when police were called to the scene. In a small number of cases (which have already ...


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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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According the Washington Post database: People fatally shot by police were: 19% Blacks in 2018 through August 30th 23% Blacks in 2017 24% Blacks in 2016 26% Blacks in 2015 14% of the US population reported that they were Black in the most recent census.


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I do not want to focus so much on the linked article, suffice to say that EXPRESS is using very lurid language in the article. Instead I focus on your three specific claims. The primary source is the official police statistics. The statistic itself gives no context or explanation. It has tables listing the cases that became known (bekanntgewordene Fälle), ...


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According to Officer-Involved Domestic Violence: The Mediating Factors Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science: Vol. 6 , Article 9 (2018): Various new studies have provided researchers with more valid and credible data regarding the relationship between factors of the workplace, and violence in police families. This data is ...


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On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace (2007) does have this story at page 76: One police officer gave another example of learning to do the wrong thing. He took it upon himself to practice disarming an attacker. At every opportunity, he would have his wife, a friend or a partner hold a pistol on him so he could ...


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is it an offence specifically under the terrorism legislation to watch a video? Viewing a video is not, by itself, a criminal offense. Viewing a video that was produced to promote terrorism is not, by itself, a criminal offense. Viewing a terrorist training video with the intent to commit terrorist acts is a criminal offence. According to legal commentator ...


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This post on a Dutch IT forum may shed some light on this matter. This guy seems to access to some facts about the M67 hand grenade, as well as the Cobra 6 [not Cobra 80] firework: De M67 hand granaat die op dit moment gebruikt wordt door verschillende landen (waaronder de US) heeft een kruit inhoud van 180 gram. Dat kruit bestaat uit 39.4% TNT en 59.5% ...


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Stinson has led research on this question under the auspices of the Department of Justice and is transparent about his methodology and its limitations. Here is a lengthy technical report published in 2006. It clearly states the central problem that leads to the small inconsistencies seen above: There are no comprehensive statistics available on problems ...


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In 2015, Vox reported an analysis of 2012 FBI data by Dara Lind: US police kill black people at disproportionate rates: Black people accounted for 31 percent of police killing victims in 2012, even though they made up just 13 percent of the US population. In particular, when considering people who were killed when not attacking the police, black people ...


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As far as we know, the police did not go to Telegram and ask them for the data. Vice (Germany) states - based on non-public papers by the LKA - that the police got the data directly from the phone via lawful interception. They also state that no other information is public, but they speculate that the data was retrieved via Account-Hijacking: Doch wie ...


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Darren Wilson didn't make that statement as it contains factual inaccuracies. First, regarding this, I have a child and I wouldn’t want my child to go through what Brown went through, it was just an awful situation. But I do apologize for everything if my actions hurt anyone. This situation has made me a better man; I am just grateful that I can now ...


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Are Dutch police training drone-hunting eagles? Not exactly, as the article explains, there is a start-up called "Guard from Above" who is proposing this solution, but it is not the same thing as the Dutch police. The Dutch police is their customer: WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS? We work mainly for national and international governmental security agencies. ...


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There's no evidence that they did. The Tumblr post in question was published on 5 December 2014, according to a <script> tag on the page. Since there's no time zone, I don't know exactly when the post was published or which span of time "tonight" refers to. Around that date, though, there were protests in New York City (and elsewhere in the country) ...


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Update It seems that now the FBI is involved and checking out the case. Here is what we know The warrant was requested by one agent, Ofc Goines. Ofc Goines lied about his sources. Ofc Steven Bryant who claimed he "witnessed" the original drug buy came clean and said he got the drugs from Goines's car. There was no handgun recovered, as detailed in the ...


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According to Facial-recognition technology at Dulles catches 3 impostors entering US: On Monday, a woman on a flight from Accra, Ghana, presented a U.S. passport at Dulles, but CBP officials say when the facial recognition technology found a mismatch, it was determined she was actually a citizen of Cameroon. That case is now under investigation. Two ...


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This is a rather large topic, and the exact terminology that should be used (assassination or murder or something else) seems a bit opinion-based to me. Because of this, I will concentrate on one part of the claim, namely that there may have been a shoot-out between the Black Panthers and the police. Shots fired during the raid there were basic ...


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