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  • Gun violence in America: Scandal!

    By Rob Eshman

    May 22, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Two years after his mother was shot and killed, Dallas Sonnier received a phone call from the police: His father had just been shot and killed.

    Sonnier’s parents had divorced long before. That both were murdered was sheer coincidence — as if gun violence in America isn’t common...

  • Bombing suspects in dramatic shootout and manhunt [TIMELINE]

    April 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Police emptied the streets of suburban Watertown on Friday in a house-by-house search for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the day after killing his brother in a shootout.

    The night of shooting and explosions in the streets followed the authorities' release...

  • L.A.’s top cop debates gun laws

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 6, 2013 | 5:36 am

    In the ongoing debate over proposed laws aimed at reducing gun violence, the main decision-makers work in Washington, D.C. In cities and state capitols across the country, legislators, advocates and lobbyists push for new limits on gun ownership or advocate for a broad...

  • Developing: LAPD pursuit of burglary suspects led to brief lockdown at Milken School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 5, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Los Angeles Police Department officers pursuing burglary suspects in the Sepulveda Pass on March 5 led the Milken Community High School to briefly lock down its campus on Tuesday afternoon.

    The three burglary suspects, who were reportedly spotted by a neighbor in Woodland Hills...

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  • Arson being probed in bus fires in Arab-Israeli town

    March 5, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Police are investigating possible arson to two buses belonging to a company that began offering special bus lines to transport West Bank Palestinian passengers.

    The buses belonging to the Afikim bus company caught fire Monday night in Kfar Kassem, an Arab-Israeli town about 20...

  • Two arrested on suspicion they aided Toulouse killer Merah

    February 27, 2013 | 9:55 am

    French police arrested two men on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah in two killing sprees in the Toulouse area last year, including at a Jewish school.

    The two were arrested separately on Tuesday in Toulouse, according to Le Monde.

    Merah, a 23-year-old radical Muslim,...

  • Terror warning puts Jerusalem on high alert

    February 12, 2013 | 8:19 am

    Security forces in Jerusalem went on high alert in response to intelligence reports of a possible terror attack in the city.

    The alert level was raised on Tuesday, affecting police, firefighters and Magen David Adom emergency crews, among others. Police conducted security checks on cars entering Jerusalem at several points.

    No details were released by Jerusalem police on the contents of the intelligence information. It reportedly was the first time the level was raised in more than a year.

  • Egyptian protesters defy curfew, attack police stations

    January 28, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.

    At least two men died in overnight...

  • Hundreds of Jewish gravestones found in Greece

    December 21, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Police in northern Greece have recovered hundreds of headstones from Jewish graves destroyed during the Holocaust.

    The 668 fragments were found buried in a plot of land in central Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, following a 70-year search for the remains of graves...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple target of bomb threats

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 18, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    UPDATE (DEC. 20): Man arrested in connection with L.A. synagogue bomb threats

    DEC. 18: Police responded to multiple bomb threats targeting the Koreatown home of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and a police squad car parked adjacent to the campus on Dec. 18, disrupting life for...

  • BREAKING: LAPD investigating bomb threat near Wilshire Boulevard Temple

    By JewishJournal

    December 18, 2012 | 10:40 am

    [UPDATE: 5:00 pm] Suspect in custody in bomb threat investigation, says Wilshire Blvd. Temple statement.

    MORE ON THIS STORY: Wilshire Blvd. Temple target of bomb threats

    [UPDATE: 2:45 pm] "[The vehicle] was rendered safe. No device was found in or around the vehicle," said...

  • More demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi power grab

    November 28, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators as large-scale protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued over Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's power grab.

    Many young protesters were arrested Wednesday on the second straight day of demonstrations in and near the square. On...

  • Joe Sherwood: Honoring good police work

    By Rachel Heller

    November 20, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    It started with the morning paper. Every day, when Joe Sherwood read the news, he was struck by an imbalance he saw in law-enforcement reporting. 

    “Anytime there was a bad cop, it would be front-page news,” recalled Sherwood, 95. “They never talked about all the good police work...

  • Iranian police clash with protesters over currency plunge

    October 3, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Riot police clashed with demonstrators and arrested money changers in Tehran on Wednesday in disturbances over the collapse of the Iranian currency, which has lost 40 percent of its value against the dollar in a week, witnesses said.

    Police fired tear gas to disperse the...

  • Police dispute details in alleged anti-Semitic stapler attack

    August 30, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    Local police have indicated that witness accounts do not corroborate allegations of a hate crime by Michigan State student Zachary Tennen, whose jaw was surgically repaired following a recent assault.

    Detectives from the East Lansing Police Department who are investigating the...

  • Bulgarian police release photo of bomb attack accomplice

    August 16, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Bulgarian police released a computer-generated image and a fake driver’s license photo of a man believed to be an accomplice in the bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas that killed six.

    The fake Michigan driver’s license is registered to Jacques Philippe Martin, but...

  • Manicures, Guns & Living Life Out Loud

    By Ilana Angel

    July 31, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    I had an appointment to get my nails done yesterday.  I have been going to the same salon for years and my nail girl, Julie, is the best.  She makes my nails look beautiful and I won’t let anyone else do my manicures.  I really love her and she has become a friend of mine.  She is...

  • New York tightens security around Jewish venues

    July 20, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Up to 100 critical response vehicles have been deployed in New York Jewish neighborhoods and around synagogues following the terrorist bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israelis.

    There are no specific known threats against New York Jewish venues, security officials said.

    Wednesday’s...

  • Families of Toulouse victims seek gag order on leaked recordings

    July 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Relatives of the victims of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah will seek to prevent the media from broadcasting recordings of the late French Muslim gunman.

    Attorneys for the bereaved relatives said Monday that they are seeking a gag order on the recordings after negotiations between...

  • Police question Budapest rabbi over misuse of information

    June 27, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as the misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community.

    Rabbi Zoltan Radnoti was interrogated June 22 at a local police station, fingerprinted...

  • Woman praying in tallit detained at Western Wall, questioned by police

    June 21, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Israeli police detained a woman wearing a tallit at the Western Wall and later questioned her for four hours.

    The woman was participating Thursday in a rosh chodesh prayer service held monthly at the Wall by the Women of the Wall organization. Police were present during the service...

  • Israeli Police conducts large-scale drill ahead of West Bank evacuation

    June 18, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    Israel Police began an extensive drill on Monday in preparation of the expected evacuation of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

    More than a thousand police officers took part in the Jordan Valley drill, joined by special forces, mounted units and...

  • Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah’s father suing police

    June 11, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah reportedly is suing police for allegedly murdering his son.

    Mohamed Benalel Merah filed a lawsuit against the RAID elite police who shot his son, the French news agency AFP reported Monday.

    “This is a suit against unnamed persons for...

  • Israeli policemen suspected of robbing Palestinian workers in Jerusalem

    May 31, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Three Israeli border policemen were arrested on Wednesday over suspicions that they had systematically accosted Palestinian workers in Jerusalem and stole their money.

    In a court hearing discussing their remand on Thursday, representative of Israel Police’s Internal Affairs Division...

  • Police come up empty in new search for Etan Patz

    April 24, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    The latest round in the more than 30-year police search for Etan Patz ended without finding any “obvious human remains.”

    On Monday, police ended the search for Etan, who was 6 years old when he disappeared near his parents’ New York apartment in 1979, without finding any...

  • Community panel on the L.A. Riots

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2012 | 11:58 am

    On April 29, 1992, the acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American man, triggered riots in Los Angeles that resulted in more than 50 dead, thousands injured and some $1 billion in property damage.

    To mark the 20th...

  • Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat

    April 12, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Boston police launched a criminal investigation after finding five men bound together nearly naked in the basement of a Jewish fraternity house.

    Police responding to a noise complaint early Monday morning discovered the Boston University students in the basement of the Alpha Epsilon...

  • N.Y. police beefing up security ahead of Passover

    April 3, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    The New York Police Department is increasing its security at synagogues and Jewish sites for Passover.

    The NYPD said it was taking precautionary measures beginning this week in the wake of last month’s attack on a religious school in France, which left three children and a rabbi...

  • Footage filmed by French gunman sent to Al Jazeera says police source

    March 26, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    Video footage filmed by the French gunman Mohamed Merah during his bloody shooting spree has been sent to the Al Jazeera television network in Paris, a police source said on Monday.

    Al Jazeera received a computer memory drive containing a montage of footage accompanied by Islamist...

  • French police seek to intimidate gunman with blasts

    March 21, 2012 | 5:45 pm

    Three blasts at the building were the suspect in seven shootings in southwest France is holed up were intended to intimidate him and there has not been an assault to get him out of his apartment, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

    “They were moves to intimidate the gunman who...

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