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  • German probe finds 20 former death camp guards

    05/20/2014 11:38:29 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2014 | By DAVID RISING
    BERLIN — Around 20 former guards at the death camp Majdanek could face charges in Germany, following a widespread probe of the Nazi SS men and women who served there during World War II, war crimes investigators said Tuesday.
  • Woah!! ARMED DHS GUARDS Meet Tea Party Protesters Outside IRS Rally in St. Louis

    05/21/2013 1:58:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/21/13 | Jim Hoft
    ARMED DHS GUARDS GREETED TEA PARTY PROTESTERS TODAY AT THE ST. LOUIS IRS RALLY– No sign of the Light-Armored Tanks yet…
  • HURT: Gun-free zones are only for ‘the little people’

    01/30/2013 6:28:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Charles Hurt
    Living here in the shadow of our nation’s great Capitol in this fine Federal City, my neighbors and I enjoy the peace and serenity of a tightly enforced “no-fly” zone. By “peace” and “serenity” I mean that we are under near-constant assault by helicopters everywhere whapping just over our rooftops. Sometimes they are orange, sometimes green, sometimes they are blue with an orange stripe. And, yes, sometimes they are even actual black helicopters flying just overhead. I have even seen them ride over my little house with a guy tricked out in tactical gear hanging out the door holding a...
  • Inmates Use Newspaper's Gun Map to Threaten Guards

    01/06/2013 8:16:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | John Nolte
    The entirely predictable consequences of the Journal News' decision to publish a map of gun-owners marches on… Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday. Robert Riley, an officer with the White Plains Police Department and president of its Patrolman’s Benevolent Association,...
  • Inmates using newspaper's gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says (Rockland County)

    01/04/2013 4:14:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/13
    Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger. "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
  • Newspaper hires ARMED guards to patrol its headquarters - days after listing names of nearby gun

    01/02/2013 7:48:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The New York newspaper that sparked controversy after publishing the names and addresses of nearby gun permit owners is now taking up arms in an apparent response to threats. The Journal News has reportedly hired a team of armed guards to patrol the paper's headquarters in West Nyack. The paper caused a stir on December 23 when it listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City in an interactive map on its website. The Rockland County Times reported on Tuesday that Journal News editor Caryn A. McBride hired gun-toting security...
  • NRA chief urges armed guards in 'every single school,' dismisses calls for gun control

    12/21/2012 9:27:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 101 replies
    Fox ^ | December 21, 2012
    National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday dismissed calls for increased gun control in response to the Connecticut school shooting, calling instead for Congress to support a plan putting armed police officers in "every single school" in America. In an impassioned speech, marking the NRA's first in-depth public comments since the Newtown tragedy, LaPierre pointed the finger not at gun proliferation but violent video games, the media and the absence of armed guards at schools. He argued that if banks and members of Congress can have protection, schools across America should be afforded the same security. "It's now time...
  • Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

    12/04/2012 11:32:42 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2012, | AWR Hawkins
    Bob Costas' gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point -- he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns). If you've ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger). ... Remember when Rosie O'Donnell spent what seemed like years on her gun rants? Those rants lost their effectiveness when the focus turned...
  • Prison Guards vs. Teachers: Who Is Worth More?

    12/12/2011 7:28:29 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/12/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Last May, while criticizing Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget cuts to schools, Ithaca Public Schools Superintendent Nathan Boortz asked Snyder to “make my school a prison.” Boortz wrote a letter to the editor saying prisons enjoyed more luxuries and received more funding than public schools in Michigan. But Michigan’s teachers probably wouldn’t want to make that transition considering they make on average about $12,200 more a year than prison guards. Michigan’s 5,000-plus prison guards make an average of $50,803 in 2009-2010, according to a Freedom of Information Act request. The prison guards’ salary information contains gross wages, including overtime. The...
  • Guards open fire during California State Prison riot in Sacramento

    12/07/2011 5:08:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/7/11 | Staff
    Sacramento - US prison guards have shot some prisoners while breaking up a fight involving 50 inmates at a California prison, corrections officials say. Inmates stabbed each other during the fight, and some employees suffered minor injuries as they intervened. The outbreak was in a maximum security area of the California State Prison, Sacramento. About 50 inmates were involved and an unknown number of staff were injured, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. "We don't have a firm number yet. At least nine inmates have been transported to local hospitals for treatment of...
  • Israeli Guards Rescued from Egyptian Embassy, Flown to Tel Aviv

    09/11/2011 12:00:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/11
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke personally three times during the night to the security guards trapped in the besieged Israeli Embassy, in Cairo with only a metal door separating them from the mob that had destroyed the building's security barrier and managed to climb up to a waiting room. Channel 10 reported that one of those holed up in the building, the chief security officer in the embassy, had asked the prime minister to be sure that if the incident ends badly, his parents are informed in person and not by telephone. "You are an exceptional human being", answered Netanyahu....
  • Judge says Conn. discriminated against aspiring female prison guards

    05/10/2011 2:31:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    AP ^ | May 10, 2011 | Pat Eaton-Robb
    HARTFORD — More than 100 women who applied to be prison guards in Connecticut were subjected to a discriminatory physical fitness test, a federal judge has ruled.
  • Unemployment Offices To Add Armed Guards (Indiana)

    11/01/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent. No specific incidents prompted the action, Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told 6News' Norman Cox. Lotter said the agency is merely being cautious with the approach of an early-December deadline when thousands of Indiana residents could see their unemployment benefits end after exhausting the maximum 99 weeks provided through multiple federal extension periods. "Given the upcoming expiration of the federal extensions and the increased stress on...
  • N. Korean Guard's More Threatening Look (caption the photo)

    06/02/2010 1:38:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,037+ views
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 06/02/10
    N. Korean Guard's More Threatening Look N. Korean guards at JSA before the Cheonan crisis (top right) After the crisis (top left & bottom ) Difference: battle helmet, calluses on the knuckles of both hands, wound on the right hand near wrist
  • Seattle bus tunnel guards watch brutal beating (called police and did nothing else per policy)

    02/10/2010 4:51:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,642+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/10 | Gene Johnson - ap
    SEATTLE – Three unarmed security guards stood by and watched last month as a 15-year-old girl was punched, knocked to the ground, kicked in the head and robbed in a downtown Seattle bus tunnel. The guards' actions during the brutal attack — captured on surveillance video — have prompted a review of the policy that unarmed, civilian guards call police and not try to stop fights or crimes. Surveillance video first aired by Seattle's KING-TV this week shows the attack at Westlake Station on Jan. 28. The victim appears several seconds before her attackers and sidles up to the three...
  • Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards

    12/12/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 6 replies · 500+ views
    Timesonliine ^ | December 13, 2009 | David Leppard
    Ten members of a suspected Islamist terror cell, said by MI5 to be plotting to blow up a shopping centre and a nightclub in Manchester, had been granted permission by the Home Office to work as security guards in Britain. The Pakistani students — who were never charged for lack of evidence — were arrested over an alleged plot to bomb Britain last Easter. Police believed they had conducted “hostile reconnaissance” of the Arndale and Trafford shopping centres and the Birdcage nightclub. It has now emerged that in the months before the alleged plot, the men were given licences to...
  • Security forces Airmen, Soldiers mentor Afghan prison guards

    11/02/2009 3:18:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Joseph Kapinos, USAF
    11/2/2009 - QALAT, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Air Force security forces members along with Army Soldiers from the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team met with prison officials as part of an on-going mentoring project at a nearby prison here Oct. 28. The prison, located close to the PRT compound, has become an important project for the team due to activity this summer. "We had seen the prison have some real troubles this summer," said Lt. Col. Andy Veres, the PRT commander. "Some of the trouble had been from the inside and some from the outside, so we thought it was important to...
  • Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Perform at Pentagon

    09/25/2009 6:32:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,445+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 – The British army’s 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums played in the Pentagon courtyard during lunchtime today in a show of solidarity with U.S. armed forces. The British army’s 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Band performs for employees, servicemembers and families at the Pentagon, Sept. 25, 2009. The band, which consists of infantry soldiers who will soon prepare to deploy to Afghanistan, performed to express admiration for its closest allies. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The unit’s performance is “an expression of...
  • Guards Now Required in City Libraries ( Philadelphia, PA )

    02/21/2009 3:07:54 PM PST · by kellynla · 17 replies · 924+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Feb. 20, 2009 | Alfred Lubrano
    Philadelphia's public libraries can no longer open without a guard present, according to an internal Free Library e-mail obtained by The Inquirer. The Free Library says it's to ensure staff and patron safety but unions and library advocates believe it's an effort to find new ways to close libraries. For years, Philadelphia libraries have opened without guards present, library union officials said. The new rule, like the library's recently instituted requirement to have four workers present to open a branch instead of the customary three, is seen by some in the contentious fight over libraries as another attempt by the...
  • Ind. inmates sneak through ceiling to have sex

    11/19/2008 12:47:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies · 1,802+ views
    Times-Mail [Indiana] ^ | 11/19/08 | LAURA LANE
    BLOOMFIELD — With nothing but time on their hands, three men and three women lodged at the Greene County Jail apparently figured out how to travel from one jail cell to another through the ceiling and engaged in late-night card games, drinking and sex while the rest of the prisoners slept. All six have been charged with escape, a felony, for leaving their cell blocks without permission or knowledge of the jail staff. Bond in each case was set at $10,000. An Oct. 8 search of cell block F1, which houses women, and F2, where men are incarcerated, revealed letters...
  • Japan bans tracksuited Chinese torch guards, as relay moves to Buenos Aires

    04/11/2008 2:18:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 111+ views
    Times of London ^ | 04/11/08 | Leo Lewis
    April 11, 2008 Japan bans tracksuited Chinese torch guards, as relay moves to Buenos Aires Leo Lewis, Asia Business Correspondent The "thug" Chinese security guards who have accompanied the Olympic torch on its route through London, Paris and San Fransisco, will not be allowed to make a repeat performance in Japan. Matters of security on Japanese soil will be handled by the domestic police alone, and that principle will not be compromise just because it is the Olympics, said the Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission in Tokyo. “I do not personally accept the idea that they will run...
  • Al-Qaeda Member's Account of His Stay in Iran

    "After the disintegration of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan at the end of 2001 as a result of the American attack and the coming to power of other Afghan forces in the country, instructions were received from our leadership to retreat from Kabul in the direction of Kandahar. In the month of Ramadan, we received instructions from our commander to leave for Iran in order to seek refuge there. We arrived in Iran via Pakistan, where we did not stay very long. Our group consisted of about 30 fighters, among them Faisal Al-Dakhil, 'Amr Al-Shehri [both killed in 2004]...
  • Learning Channel Program to Feature Guard's ‘Patriot Chopper’

    01/15/2008 4:33:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 620+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Mary Flynn, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2008 – Episodes of “American Chopper” airing on The Learning Channel on Jan. 17 and 24 will feature the first of three bikes to be built by Orange County Choppers for the National Guard. Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers and the “American Chopper” television program rides the “Patriot Chopper,” a motorcycle designed by soldiers. Episodes of “American Chopper” airing on The Learning Channel on Jan. 17 and 24 will feature the first of three bikes to be built by Orange County Choppers for the National Guard. Photo by Sgt. Mary Flynn, USA   (Click photo...
  • Iranian Boats Provoke ‘Serious Incident’ in Strait of Hormuz

    01/07/2008 3:30:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 158+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2008 – Three U.S. Navy vessels took evasive actions after five Iranian boats buzzed the ships transiting the Straits of Hormuz yesterday, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Whitman called the Iranian provocation “a serious incident.” The fast Iranian boats approached at “distances and speed that showed reckless, dangerous and potentially hostile intent,” he said. The incident lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, he said. The Navy ships were going into the Persian Gulf when the Iranian boats confronted them. “Small, Iranian fast boats made some aggressive maneuvers against our vessels and indicated...
  • N.J. Escapees Take Page From 'Shawshank' Script (leave thank you note for guards)

    12/17/2007 5:25:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 162+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 12/17/07
    N.J. Escapees Take Page From 'Shawshank' ScriptPrisoners Left Behind Thank You Note For Unsuspecting Guards NEW YORK (CBS) - What's been the theme of successful movies like "Escape From Alcatraz" and "The Shawshank Redemption" has become an incredible, yet frightening reality at a New Jersey jail. Razor-sharp wire, thick concrete, and jail guards couldn't keep 20-year-old Jose Espinoza, and 32-year-old Otis Blunt -- inmates barred up at the Union County Jail -- from escaping the prison over the weekend. Officials say the pair concocted an elaborate scheme that involved digging through their cell walls, similar to Tim Robbins' method in...
  • PA Organization Plans Int'l Prosecution of Israeli Prison Guards

    10/30/2007 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 118+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Oct. 31, 2007 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    (IsraelNN.com) The Palestinian Authority's semi-official prisoners organization has declared that it will push for human rights charges to be filed in international courts against Israeli prison guards. The organization, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club (PPC), announced their latest campaign following an emergency meeting Tuesday during which the members discussed the Ketziot Prison riot last week. During the riot, one prisoner died and 15 were injured, along with 15 prison guards. According to the PPC, they will be seeking to charge Israeli prison officials with They will be seeking to charge Israeli prison officials with "war crimes" against Arab prisoners. "war crimes"...
  • Irish Guards training Iraqi Army

    10/26/2007 5:35:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 140+ views
    BAGHDAD — “Training the Iraqi Army is now the main focus for the British Forces in Iraq,” the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards said recently, so since their deployment to Iraq in May, training the Iraqis is exactly what the Guards have been doing. Since May, the 1st Battalion Irish Guards have been responsible for delivering training known as ‘Mentoring, Monitoring and Training’ to the Iraqi Army at both Shaibah, south west of Basra, and in Baghdad. The work has seen the Irish Guards forge relationships with the Iraqi Army and train them in order that they...
  • All Eight Boot Camp Defendants Aquitted (FL)

    10/12/2007 10:35:02 AM PDT · by GatorGirl · 19 replies · 1,130+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 10/12/07 | Thomas W. Krause
    Henry Dickens - not guilty Charles Enfinger - not guilty Patrick Garrett - not guilty Raymond Hauck - not guilty Charles Helms Jr. - not guilty Henry McFadden Jr. - not guilty Kristin Schmidt - not guilty Joseph Walsh II - not guilty Before the verdict was read, Judge Michael Overstreet asked the people in the courtroom to refrain from expressing emotion. Regardless, weeping came through the courtroom from family members of the drill instructors.
  • Foreign security guards kill two Iraqi women

    10/09/2007 11:07:52 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 36 replies · 1,027+ views
    Guardian ^ | Tuesday October 9, 2007 | Matthew Weaver, Fred Attewill
    Private security guards working for an American security company have shot dead two women in Iraq, it was reported today. The guards were escorting four vehicles through central Baghdad when the two women were shot dead in the district of Karrada today.
  • Obama criticizes private Iraq guards

    10/06/2007 7:08:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 651+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/06/07 | Jim Davenport - ap
    AIKEN, S.C. - White House hopeful Barack Obama on Saturday said private security contractors in Iraq are raising the risk for U.S. troops because Iraqis don't distinguish between the forces. He also criticized the pay disparity between soldiers and private contractors. "You've got young men and women signing up to serve, willing to spill blood for America. How could they be treated less well than private contractors?" Obama told a crowd of more than 1,400 at a high school gymnasium in this early voting state. "And these private contractors, they go out and they're spraying bullets and hitting civilians and...
  • My Prisoner, My Brother

    04/10/2007 10:20:12 AM PDT · by 13 Fox · 8 replies · 843+ views
    The Prisoner ^ | April 10, 2007 | Michael Tucker
    An American soldier formed an unlikely friendship in the crucible of Abu Ghraib—with an Iraqi detainee who was under his command. Their gripping story is the subject of a new documentary, The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair.
  • 12,000 more Guard troops may be going to Iraq

    04/05/2007 4:35:00 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 45 replies · 951+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/05/07 | Jim Miklaszewski
    WASHINGTON - Coming on the heels of a controversial “surge” of 21,000 U.S. troops that has stretched the Army thin, the Defense Department is preparing to send an additional 12,000 National Guard combat forces to Iraq and Afghanistan, defense officials told NBC News on Thursday. The troops will come from four Guard combat brigades in different states, the officials told NBC News’ chief Pentagon correspondent, Jim Miklaszewski. They said papers ordering the deployment, which would run for one year beginning in early 2008, were awaiting Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ signature. The deployment is sure to ignite a firestorm on Capitol...
  • Congressman Wants To Pardon Border Agents

    01/17/2007 2:41:38 PM PST · by Issaquahking · 77 replies · 1,238+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | UPDATED: 1:17 pm PST January 17, 2007 | unknown
    SAN DIEGO -- Last-minute pleas are being made in the case of two former Border Patrol agents who are due to report to prison. Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos were convicted in a court in El Paso, Texas, for shooting and wounding a Mexican drug smuggler. Congressional representatives, including Duncan Hunter and Dana Rohrabacher, have been urging the president to pardon the two.   SURVEY Should the Border Patrol agents be pardoned? Yes No Results | Disclaimer The agents have been sentenced to serve 11 and 12 years in prison, respectively. According to the Washington Times, the agents found 743...
  • New Guantanamo Facility Safer for Guards, More Comfortable for Detainees

    01/11/2007 4:41:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 408+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2007 – Five years after the first detainees from the war on terror arrived at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a new state-of-the-art facility there is making duty safer for guards and more comfortable for detainees. Camp 6, which became operational in December and cost $38 million to build, now houses roughly 160 of the 395 or so detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, said in an interview here today. The air-conditioned facility, modeled on the most modern and efficient prisons in the United States,...
  • Border Patrol Remarks and the letter to Attorney General Gonzales

    12/21/2006 5:58:43 AM PST · by Issaquahking · 8 replies · 607+ views
    rohrabacher.house.gov/news/ ^ | September 6,2006 | Dana Rohrabacher,
    Washington, Sep 6 - Mr. ROHRABACHER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of House Resolution 1030.    Let me just note that platitudes are not enough. When it really counts, the Border Patrol does need our support, and that includes building a fence, which some people who perhaps would be happy to sing the praises of the Border Patrol are not willing to help them with something that they consider to be essential to securing their job.    Tonight, we are commending the service of 12,000 men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. They are, in fact, performing an invaluable...
  • Nun Killed As (Chinese) Guards Gun Down Refugees From Tibet

    10/11/2006 6:42:59 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 642+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-12-2006 | Thomas Bell
    Nun killed as guards gun down refugees from Tibet By Thomas Bell in Kathmandu (Filed: 12/10/2006) At the end of their terrible journey, a group of Tibetan refugees yesterday told how a nun was shot dead and 14 children taken away at gunpoint by Chinese border guards during a 20-day march to escape across the Himalaya. Seventy-five men, women and children started out, often walking at night to avoid security patrols but only 41 made it to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, leaving the young nun dead in the snow and another man lying wounded. The remainder, including the children, were...
  • PM to arm border guards (Canadian Conservatives keep another election promise ... slowly)

    09/01/2006 5:38:33 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 397+ views
    CanWest via National Post - Canada ^ | Friday, September 01, 2006 | Doug Ward
    PM to arm border guards March 2008 is too long to wait, union says Doug Ward CanWest News Service Friday, September 01, 2006 VANCOUVER - Canada will start arming its border guards as early as September, 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced yesterday. Ottawa plans to train and arm 4,400 Canada Border Service Agency officers over the next 10 years. The federal government will also hire 400 permanent border officers to eliminate the problem of officers working alone at posts. The Conservatives promised during the election they would hire more guards and also provide them with sidearms. The Tory...
  • Health minister: 7 Iraqi guards arrested

    08/13/2006 12:01:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 572+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/06 | Qais Al-Bashir - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's health minister, who is aligned to a powerful Shiite militia, claimed Sunday that U.S. forces arrested seven of his personal guards in a surprise pre-dawn raid on his office. The reason for the alleged arrests was unclear. Health minister Ali al-Shemari said the soldiers arrived at 3 a.m. Sunday, broke open doors inside the building leading to his office and hauled away the seven men, who were posted there as night guards. U.S. officials did not immediately respond to the claim. "There was no legal warrant, there was no prior warning to the ministry, there was...
  • Priest guards church against ‘racist’ attacks

    08/04/2006 10:23:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 808+ views
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph ^ | 8/2/06 | Caroline Innes
    A PRIEST is set to install high fences around his church in Blackburn in a bid to combat racist attacks. The move was revealed as a Muslim leader blasted the gang of youths which targeted St Joseph's RC Church, in Audley, Blackburn. Coun Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, said the gang were "disgraceful and disrespectful" and he was so angry that when he found out who was responsible he would personally report them to the police. The latest incident happened on Sunday at 11pm and although the church's alarm system prevented the youths from gaining access...
  • Skirmish With Guards, Two Suicide Attempts Test Guantanamo Procedures

    05/19/2006 7:28:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 462+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 19, 2006 – A bogus suicide attempt yesterday lured guards into a 10-man detainee bay where an attack awaited them, the admiral in charge of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, told reporters today. Two other detainees had attempted suicide earlier in the day. One barrack room in Camp 4, the medium-security facility within Camp Delta at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In Camp 4, highly compliant detainees live in a communal setting and have extensive access to recreation. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The large skirmish in...
  • Arizona border lawmen welcome National Guard's help

    05/16/2006 5:42:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 449+ views
    KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Erica Heartquist
    Police in Sierra Vista tell us that the added National Guard presence would be a "blessing" and the sheriff in Santa Cruz County also feels good about the plan. "They love to use this, this road." Santa Cruz County Deputy Fernando Ayon says about the illegal immigrants who use the Santa Cruz Wash as a roadway. He used to have picnics there with his family when he was a little boy. "See here, the fence has been damaged," Ayon points out. Now, Ayon says, the area is a well-known hot spot for illegal trafficking. "It's everywhere you go, everywhere you...
  • Prison guards lock up bundle in OT pay

    02/28/2006 12:57:33 PM PST · by bkwells · 21 replies · 654+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/28/06 | Steve Schmidt
    2,400 officers made more than $100,000 By Steve Schmidt UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER February 28, 2006 Roughly one out of 10 California prison guards was paid more than $100,000 last year, fueled largely by a jump in overtime. Some 2,400 rank-and-file correctional officers' pay exceeded $100,000 in 2005, compared with 557 the year before, a San Diego Union-Tribune analysis of payroll figures shows. Big bucks in the big house One guard grossed $187,000, making him the highest-paid correctional officer in California, according to data provided by the state controller's office. At the historic San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco, one...
  • Family Want Boot Camp Guards Prosecuted

    02/18/2006 7:29:54 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 813+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 18 06 | MELISSA NELSON
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Lawmakers and the family of a teenager seen on videotape being kneed and struck by juvenile boot camp guards are calling for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the guards. The Bay County Medical Examiner ruled that Martin Lee Anderson died of internal bleeding caused by a genetic blood disorder. But his family said Friday they believe the boy died because of the 30-minute beating that took place hours before the 14-year-old died. The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible civil rights violations. Gov. Jeb Bush said he did not support calls to shut down the...
  • Conservatives say they will keep promise to arm Canada's border guards

    01/26/2006 6:39:56 AM PST · by CAWats · 9 replies · 437+ views
    CBC News ^ | 01/25/06 | CBC
    The newly-elected Conservatives say they will make good as soon as possible on their leader's pledge to arm Canadian border guards, following a shootout on the Canada-U.S. border on Tuesday night.
  • Vatican Marks 500th Anniversary of (Swiss) Guards (event pictures)

    01/22/2006 5:50:05 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 2,023+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 21, 2006 | Nicole Winfield
    Five hundreds years ago, mercenaries marched from Switzerland to Rome to aid Pope Julius II, and the Vatican is readying concerts, exhibits and celebrations to mark the half millennium of the Swiss Guards, who still protect the pontiff.The Vatican No. 2, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, will celebrate Mass Sunday in the frescoed Sistine Chapel for current guards and their families, and afterward Pope Benedict XVI will offer a special blessing to an honor corps in St. Peter's Square.It is the launch of six months of commemorations in Italy and Switzerland that will culminate with a symbolic re-enactment of the march from...
  • NFL Defensive Player Guards End Zone, America

    12/19/2005 3:48:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 642+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 19, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2005 – When Seattle Seahawk's defensive end Bryce Fisher isn't staring down an opponent across the line of scrimmage, he's standing in defense of freedom. Fisher, a native of Renton, Wash., recently took the oath of office as a captain in the Washington Air National Guard, where he now serves as a public affairs officer. Fisher graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1999, and the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the seventh round of the National Football League draft the same year. Because of his unique situation, an agreement he reached with the Air Force led...
  • Iran President's Bodyguard Dies in Ambush

    12/17/2005 3:03:12 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 86 replies · 4,035+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | December 17, 2005
    Tehran, Iran -- One of the bodyguards of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was killed and another wounded when an attempt to ambush the presidential motorcade was thwarted in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, according to a semi-official newspaper and local residents. “At 6:50 pm on Thursday, the lead car in the presidential motorcade confronted armed bandits and trouble-makers on the Zabol-Saravan highway”, the semi-official Jomhouri Islami reported on Saturday. “In the ensuing armed clash, the driver of the vehicle, who was an indigenous member of the security services, and one of the president’s bodyguards died, while another bodyguard...
  • Greenpeace mulls raps vs Masinloc guards(greenpeace activists get beat down hard then arrested)

    11/13/2005 3:17:46 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 968+ views
    http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com ^ | 11 12 05 | Blanche S. Rivera
    Editor's Note: Published on Page A3 of the November 12, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer GREENPEACE, THE ENVIRONMENTAL activist group, is considering filing charges against the security guards who beat up a German volunteer during a protest against "dirty energy" in the state-run Masinloc coal-fired power plant in Zambales. The violent encounter between the National Power Corp. guards and 16 Greenpeace activists on Thursday was "the most severe attack" against its campaigners in the Philippines, said Red Constantino, Greenpeace's Southeast Asia energy campaigner. "The security personnel put the safety of the activists at extreme risk," Constantino said in...
  • Napolitano won't seek Guard's return

    10/10/2005 4:44:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 728+ views
    Arizona Daily Star - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano isn't going to ask President Bush to bring Arizona's National Guard troops back from the Middle East. The governor said Wednesday that she read the request that was delivered to her office Monday by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan said Arizona could find itself at a disadvantage during wildfires if its troops are busy battling insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. But Napolitano said she doesn't intend to do that. "The deployments from Arizona have been managed in such a fashion that I have never felt that we were left with inadequate resources here," ........
  • Seamless web: providing papal security with reasonable public access

    09/26/2005 1:52:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | September 26, 2005 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The hundreds of people who guard the pope and the Vatican have created a seamless web of tight security with reasonable public access for the millions of pilgrims who flock yearly to Vatican City. Following the tradition of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI takes a long ride, weaving in and around thousands of people in an open-air jeep every time his weekly general audience is held in St. Peter's Square. While the jeep is flanked by a picket of stern-faced plainclothesmen, the pope passes just an arm's length from jubilant crowds straining against waist-high wooden security...