Monthly Archives: December 2007

Quote of the Moment: “Don’t suffer from PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder], go out and cause it.” The slogan chosen by the most recent graduating class of the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy to appear on their graduation programs.

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Police appear to have deliberately hindered the investigation into a racial attack on a Jewish man in Melbourne which involved an off-duty police officer. Menachem Vorchheimer was racially abused and punched in the face by drunken Ocean Grove footballers travelling … Continue reading

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More Australians than ever before have to work on Christmas, according to a union spokesman. Paul Howes from the Australian Workers Union said that increasing ‘casualisation’ of the workforce meant that fewer and fewer Australian employees have Christmas Day off. … Continue reading

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Former FBI director J Edgar Hoover had a plan to arrest 12,000 Americans he deemed a possible threat to national security, declassified papers reveal. The FBI chief sent his proposal to US President Harry Truman just after the start of … Continue reading

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Food prices are set to rise around the globe, with climate change making it harder for the world’s poorest people to get adequate food, according to a new report. The Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute said that food prices, … Continue reading

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A judge has described an impact statement from a victim of child sexual abuse as a “waste of time”, and accused the victim of receiving “illicit pleasure”, before declining to jail his abuser. Judge Michael Kelly said that the victim, … Continue reading

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A singer whose songs glorify the World War Two Nazi puppet government of Croatia, has been given a visa to tour Australia. Immigration Minister Chris Evans decided not to overrule his Department’s decision to grant a visa to Marko Perkovic, … Continue reading

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A man who had gone into a diabetic coma on a bus in Leeds was shot twice with a Taser gun by police who feared he may have been a security threat, and told him he looked Egyptian. Nicholas Gaubert … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “People know what happened, but to see it in living colour would have far greater power.” An American official, commenting on videotapes showing CIA officers using ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ on suspects, which the CIA destroyed.

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A prison officer has been accused of taunting and assaulting an inmate. Colleages said that the female officer at Melbourne Custody Centre punched or slapped the prisoner in the face and said “how does that feel?” and “that’s coming from … Continue reading

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