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Police alerted to illegal Mackinac Bridge climber after he posted photos on social media

MACKINAW CITY, MI – Someone climbed the Mackinac Bridge, snapped photos and then posted them to social media last month. Now, he could face felony charges.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is calling the stunt “inexcusably reckless.”

This person risked his own life and put people crossing the bridge in danger, said MBA executive secretary Kim Nowack. If a rescue had been needed, the lives of emergency personnel and bridge staff would have been also been at risk.

A bridge alarm was activated one morning in early November, but staff couldn’t determine what triggered it, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Several hours later, another alarm went off and a person was seen leaving the bridge. Local police were called to investigate but couldn’t find the individual.

Bridge authority staff later became aware of photos taken from atop one of the bridge towers that were posted

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Thousands protest French law restricting rights to film, photograph police

Nov. 28 (UPI) — French police fired tear gas at demonstrators rallying in Paris Saturday to oppose a bill that would make it a criminal offense to film or take photos of police with malevolent intent.

Opponents, who also demonstrated in Bordeaux, Lille, Montpelier, Nantes and other cities, say the bill undermines press freedom to document police brutality.

The government has said the bill is intended to protect officers from online abuse.

Earlier this week three French police officers were suspended after security camera footage surfaced of them beating a Black music producer.

The French interior ministry said about 46,000 people gathered in Paris Saturday and most were peaceful, but small groups clashed with police, with 46 arrests made and more than 20 police injured.

The protests were organized by a collective called “Stop Loi Sécurité Globale” or Stop Global Security Law.

The coalition is composed of journalists’ unions, human

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Feds report their vehicle was shot at, police find it was just a rock

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information from a Michigan State Police investigation.

Michigan State Police troopers were investigating two possible freeway shootings in Detroit on Wednesday, one of which supposedly involved a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle.

Officials from MSP and CBP initially confirmed Wednesday that a vehicle occupied by customs officers was fired at Wednesday morning on Interstate 96 near the Southfield Freeway.

But it turns out: it was just a rock that hit the passenger window as they drove, an MSP investigation found. 

A real freeway shooting did happen in Detroit on Wednesday morning, though. It stemmed from a road rage incident that occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 94 near Interstate 75, according to MSP. 

In that incident, a female driver and male passenger engaged in a confrontation with a man driving a blue minivan. The suspect in the

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ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ Under Police Investigation Over Concerns of Non-Native Bug Use

Police in Wales are investigating ITV’s “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” over concerns that the reality program is using non-native bugs in the Welsh countryside.

TV host and naturalist Iolo Williams called the reality show out on Twitter, prompting the investigation.

It appears that #imacelebrity made no licence application to @NatResWales to release non-native species into the wild,” he tweeted. “This now becomes an issue for @HeddluGogCymru to ascertain whether offences have been committed. Over to you @NWPRuralCrime

The concern is that the show’s use of non-native cockroaches, maggots, spiders and worms in challenges meant to gross out — and weed out — contestants could threaten wildlife in the 250-acre estate surrounding Gwrych Castle in north Wales. The current season is being filmed there, rather than the series’ typical setting of

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Gunmen fired at Chicago police while hunting for rivals, prosecutors say

Three men, including a 17-year-old and a convicted felon 19 days into two years of probation, were hunting for rivals when they fired on Chicago police officers over the weekend, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Kamari Pleasant, 22, and the other two suspects were on the city’s South Side Saturday when they allegedly shot at responding officers in a park. 

After a brief chase, Pleasant was found hiding under a car in a pile of leaves, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing police. The 17-year-old was found lying near a basement stairwell next to a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson, Cook County prosecutors told a judge. 

“What’s most amazing, and shows tremendous training and professionalism in my humble opinion, no officer fired a single shot,” said Judge John F. Lyke Jr.

WEEKEND GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO LEAVES 47 SHOT, 5 DEAD

Kamari Pleasant

Kamari Pleasant
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Pleasant, who was on probation, is charged

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2 New York City police officers hospitalized after Queens shooting

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Published 2:16 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020 | Updated 4:24 p.m. ET Nov. 24, 2020

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Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (Photo: John Minchillo, AP)

NEW YORK – Two New York City police officers on Tuesday shot and killed an off-duty college security officer after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started shooting around 12:45 p.m. EST, just minutes after the officers arrived there with a woman who had

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Here’s how Mesquite police dogs are working with officers to apprehend suspects

Shortly after a man fled a routine traffic stop, Mesquite Police Officer Jason Crawford found the suspect and ordered him to get on the ground.

Instead, the man said he had a gun and advanced toward Crawford.

Crawford sent Kozmo, a Dutch-German Shepherd, to apprehend the suspect until additional officers could arrive.

That July incident illustrates the benefits of K9 units, said the Mesquite Police Department, which recognized its two K9s and their handlers this month.

Launched in 2017, the department employs two K9 officers, Crawford and Officer Jeremy Wilemon, and their partners, Kozmo and Axel, also a Dutch-German Shepherd.

The Mesquite Police Department recognized Officer Jeremy Wilemon and K9 Axel in November 2020.
The Mesquite Police Department recognized Officer Jeremy Wilemon and K9 Axel in November 2020.(Mesquite Police Department / Mesquite Police Department)

The program is funded mostly by criminal seizure and forfeiture assets from cases solved by Mesquite police. Both dogs are nationally certified by the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association.

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Police release name of Saginaw’s 22nd homicide victim of 2020

SAGINAW, MI — Police have released the name of Saginaw’s latest homicide victim while police still seek suspects in the killing.

The Michigan State Police has confirmed Brett Schust, 35, suffered fatal gunshot wounds in the 1000 block of Lindsay Drive the night of Friday, Nov. 20.

About 8 p.m. that day, Saginaw police officers and MSP troopers responded to a reported shooting at Schust’s residence. MSP Lt. Lizabeth Rich said two males had a scuffle with Schust and fled the scene in a black SUV before police arrived.

Schust was taken to an area hospital where he died of his wounds.

Schust’s death marked the 22nd homicide of the year in Saginaw.

Saginaw had nine homicides throughout 2019, 15 in 2018, 16 in 2017, 11 in 2016 and eight in 2015.

The case is being investigated by the Major Crimes Unit, comprising of detectives from the Saginaw Police Department

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Former San Francisco Police Officer Charged In 2017 Killing Of Black Man : NPR

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. A former San Francisco police officer, Chris Samayoa, who fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect in 2017, is facing numerous charges including voluntary manslaughter.

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. A former San Francisco police officer, Chris Samayoa, who fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect in 2017, is facing numerous charges including voluntary manslaughter.

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced his office has filed five charges, including voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, against a former police officer who shot and killed a Black man suspected of carjacking a California Lottery minivan three years ago.

“As far as we are aware, this is the first-ever time that the San Francisco District Attorney’s office has filed

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Police: 1 killed, 6 hurt in shooting at Brooklyn apartments

New York City police say a young woman has died and six other people were wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in Brooklyn that followed an earlier shooting near a Sweet 16 birthday party

NEW YORK — A young woman has died and six other people were wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in Brooklyn that followed an earlier shooting near a Sweet 16 birthday party, police said.

The second shooting took place about 11:15 p.m. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood,

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