One man learned the hard way last week why getting into a fight with a robot is a really bad idea. Police arrested a man in Mountain View last week after he allegedly hit and knocked over a 300-pound robot designed to stop crime, according to local reports. When police approached the man, 41-year-old Jason Sylvain, they smelled a “strong odor of alcohol,” a police spokeswoman told CNET in an interview published on Tuesday. He was arrested for prowling and public intoxication. The rob...
Street beggars in Norway are packing up and heading home after their business was soured by a TV exposé linking their activities to organized crime. A proportion of panhandlers in major cities have bought plane tickets back to their native Romania after facing increased hostility. A local newspaper in the city of Bergen quoted a charity worker saying that 11 beggars were heading back to Romania, more than 1,000 miles away. It followed a report on Norwegian public TV exposing a network of 140 R...
The number of immigrant criminal suspects in Germany rocketed by more than 50 per cent in 2016, according to new data from its Interior Ministry. Figures published this week confirm that police hunted 174,000 suspects classed as immigrants during 2016 – up 52.7 per cent on the previous year. The ministry also stated that crimes motivated by Islamism increased by 13.7 per cent. Among these was last December’s Berlin Christmas market attack, in which 12 people were murdered and 56 were...
The Department of Justice on Friday said New York City is “soft on crime,” as the agency moved to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” that limit their cooperation with the federal government on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department, helmed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sent letters to nine jurisdictions that it identified as potential violators of a U.S. code that prohibits local and state entities from withholding information from the Immigration ...
A British police force has unveiled the latest weapon in the fight against hate crime – a rainbow-colored patrol car. Merseyside Police unveiled the vehicle, dubbed the “Police with Pride” car, at a ceremony on Thursday. Officers hope the new paintjob will help increase awareness of hate crime and encourage members of the public to report wrongdoing. A press release said the car will be deployed to police at local LGBT events including the Liverpool Pride parade and the somew...
NEW DELHI:There was a "surge" in hate crimes against minorities in the US after the election of Donald Trump as the president, an American expert today claimed. "Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric was high during the presidential poll campaigning and the winning candidate (Trump) talked about registration, banning and surveillance for Muslims. And right after the election, the crimes started taking place. "There were four cases of arson of mosques, three in January and...
Looks like President Trump wasn’t so crazy when he said crime is on the rise in America’s cities. According to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the national murder rate rose in 2016 by 8 percent, mostly because of violence in a handful of American cities. The study founds that three cities—Baltimore, Chicago and Houston—”account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016.” In the ...
The vast archive of materials used by the United Nations War Crimes Commission, sealed from the public for over six decades, will be made public with an online-searchable catalog this week. These files, some of which date back to 1943, include early evidence of Nazi war crimes committed during the Holocaust that were smuggled out of eastern Europe during the height of the Second World War, according to the Guardian. They will be unveiled by the London-based Wiener Library, a facility supporting...
An apparent hate crime which was blamed on supporters of Donald Trump and “White America” has started to unravel after officers arrested a black suspect. Curtis Flournoy, 32, was arrested by officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, over an arson attack on an Indian food store run by a refugee. He is accused of setting the store alight and leaving behind a note which claims the attack is part of a pro-Trump plan to rid North Carolina of immigrants – starting with store owner Kamal...
Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney known as the “Sheriff of Wall Street,” spoke publicly for the first time since his surprise firing by President Trump three weeks, and also talked about the state of law enforcement in the financial sector. Addressing a packed crowd at the Cooper Union school in New York on Thursday night, Bharara took several swipes at the Trump Administration’s performance and suggested his dismissal had been the result of incompetence or worse. “...
While many have already drawn their conclusions on the link between autism and cybercrime, this study aims to establish whether it's real and to understand the pathways into offending
Got a minute? Here’s your mid-day roundup of all your need-to-know news in fashion, beauty, entertainment, and beyond. You can now dye your hair “sext” colored, thanks to—who else—Lime Crime. [Teen Vogue] Are these the worst jeans ever made? (Yes.) [Racked] Kristen Bell, she of “Veronica Mars” fame, doesn’t GAF about what you think of her. [Bustle] H&M is launching a new retail concept called Arket. [Elle] Jennifer Aniston admitted that she doesn’t e...
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is calling for a collection of evidence of ISIS’ violent crimes. During a conference on accountability for crimes in Iraq and Syria, Clooney said a collection would help to eventually hold the perpetrators of "the worst crimes of our generation” accountable, according to the Guardian. Clooney is currently advising members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, a minority group that was overrun by ISIS in 2014. The group was massacred and subject to forcibl...
GREATER NOIDA:Greater Noida District Magistrate Nagendra Prasad Singh today refused to declare the attack on Nigerian nationals as a hate crime. “It is absolutely not a hate crime, not is it some kind of anger against a race. A few people have spread rumours regarding the death of a youth which gave rise to anger. The incident happened in continuity of that,” Singh claimed. He said the district administration will ensure that such incidents do not get repeated in the future and tha...
NEW DELHI: India is working with 15 countries for cooperation in information exchange on cyber crimes and related issues in law enforcement. In response to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Lok Sabha, "India is working for bilateral cooperation with around 15 countries for exchange of information and data pertaining to cyber crimes and related cooperation in law enforcement." "As per the information provided by Ministry of Electronic and Infor...
VIJAYAWADA: The issue of crimes against women in the State rocked the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday with members of the opposition YSRC storming into the well, demanding that the Speaker give them an opportunity to explain the gravity of such crimes. The House was briefly adjourned twice during sessions following uproar by the opposiiton. Home Minister N Chinnarajappa, during question hour, replied to the House saying that the government was taking measures to tackle the m...
Australia is in the process of revoking a law which makes it a criminal act to offend somebody of a different race. Politicians Down Under are planning to rewrite the country’s Racial Discrimination Act to raise the threshold for legal action beyond being offended. Advocates of the change claim the current standard is too low, strangles free speech and leads to frivolous charges. At present, section 18c of the of the Racial Discrimination Act says it is unlawful to “offend, insult, h...
Ryan Murphy's new season of American Crime Story is starting to take shape and now Penelope Cruz has been chosen to play Donatella Versace. Versace: American Crime Story will be the show's third season, following up the critically acclaimed The People v. O. J. Simpson series and the upcoming Katrina story. Hands of Stone actor Edgar Ramirez is also set to play famed fashion designer Gianni Versace with Darren Criss playing Andrew Cunanan. The future season's tale, of course, revolves around...
MAYABUNDER: Two constables of the the Andaman and Nicobar Police are in trouble for taking six civilians into the Jarawa reserve forest to hunt bats with two air-guns. It is a crime for non-tribals to enter the Jarawa forest under the Protection of Aboriginal Tribes (PAT) Regulation. The Jarawas are a protected tribe in the Andamans. The case registered by the Andaman Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti (AAJVS) staff on Saturday says that the two policemen, posted at the Chainpur outpost, reportedly wen...
Penelope Cruz has been cast as Donatella in the upcoming third instalment of American Crime Story, which will cover the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace in his Miami home. The post ‘American Crime Story’ casts its Donatella Versace for third installment  appeared first on Digital Trends.