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Memphis: Dozens of officers injured during protest

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NBC News Dozens of officers injured during protest in Memphis after task force kills man Most of the injuries to law enforcement officers were minor. Police said some in a crowd protesting the shooting turned violent. By Phil HelselSeveral law enforcement officers in Memphis were injured during a protest that began after federal authorities killed a man they were attempting to arrest Wednesday, officials said.A driver wanted on multiple felony warrants attempted to ram law enforcement vehicles when officers with a regional U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force attempted to arrest him in Memphis' Frayser community at about 7 p.m., Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Keli McAlister said.The man then got out of the vehicle with a weapon, according to McAlister."The officers fired, striking and killing the individual," she said. No officers were injured in the incident, she said.The man was later identified as Brandon Webber, 20, state law enforcement...
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WCBD News 2 By Georgiaree Godfrey COLUMBIA, SC - Federal law enforcement agencies were in Columbia Tuesday to talk school violence, specifically what law enforcement agencies and schools can do prevent it. The United States Secret Service has been expanding its threat assessment teams since Columbine. The shooting prompted the agency and the U.S. Department of Education to study school violence. The Secret Service has since been using that study to teach law enforcement and educators across the country how to prevent targeted violence in schools. At Tuesday's session held at the Koger Center, dozens of law enforcement departments across the state were in attendance, including deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. "We've been doing a lot with school safety. But this is kind of different in where we look at what happens maybe before an active shooter are a sign there or there signs there," explained Pickens Co....

Boko Haram Attack Kills At Least 26 In Cameroon

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  Yahoo News Yaoundé (AFP) - Jihadist fighters belonging to the Boko Haram group active in Nigeria killed at least 26 people in an attack in neighbouring Cameroon that was one of the bloodiest in recent months, according to a security official. "Seventeen soldiers and nine civilians" were killed in the attack early Monday on Darak, a Cameroonian island located near Lake Chad, the regional security official told AFP. A preliminary count, given on Monday, had three Cameroonian soldiers killed along with an unspecified number of civilians in an attack on a military post in the area. The official told AFP on Tuesday that the Boko Haram attack sparked fierce combat with Cameroonian troops. He said 40 of the jihadists were captured and seven soldiers remained missing. Before being repelled, the jihadists managed to hoist their flag over Darak, several security sources said. Boko Haram's decade-long uprising to establish a...
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EU's terrorism filter plans: The problems just keep coming ZDNet European authorities have discovered that creating rules to keep terrorist content off the internet is not easy.By Cathrin Schaer for The German View A few weeks ago, German internet users discovered that their country's authorities had been keeping closer tabs on them than they realized.david gewirtzIn late April, in reply to a parliamentary question, the federal police – Germany's version of the FBI – revealed that they had quietly established a database for online terrorism referrals last October.Almost immediately the database – with its lack of oversight and definition – was held up as yet another illustration of where the EU is going wrong in ongoing attempts to police the internet. The German federal police explained that if they found content that could be classified as terrorist, or encouraging terrorism, they would ask the website hosting it to remove it.Read...
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The Washington Free Beacon By Adam Kredo    Iran claimed Monday afternoon that it had handed an imprisoned American accused of spying to the country's chief terror proxy group, Hezbollah, according to reports in the country's state-controlled press that have caught the attention of the U.S. State Department.Iran's state-controlled press reported that Iran was making preparations to extradite Nizar Zakka, an imprisoned dual American and Lebanese national, whom Tehran accused of spying and sentenced to a prison term.An "informed source" told Iran's Fars News Agency Monday that Zakka would be transferred to Hezbollah later in the day."This will be done in the next few hours," Fars quoted the source as saying. "Extradition of the American-Lebanese spy has been made only at the request and mediation of Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah."Tehran claims that no talks have been held with the U.S. or other parties regarding Zakka's imprisonment.Zakka "has been freed and...

Federal cybersecurity agency on the way?

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The Future of SecurityBy Sam Bocetta, Contributor, CSO As human activity migrates into the online space, keeping the bad guys from mucking it all up becomes paramount. Does that mean it’s time for a federal cybersecurity agency? The departments and agencies within the United States government have evolved over time to address modern-day problems and meet the changing needs of citizens. For example, the Department of Homeland Security was created in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks as a measure to improve domestic safety and handle threats of terrorism.Jumping forward to today, cybersecurity has become a center of focus across the globe for both governments, private companies, and individual citizens. When a hacker launches an attack and is able to create a data breach at a major company, it can affect millions of people.It's not even that far-fetched to imagine a future (or classic Star Trek episode) where nations...
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Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 South Carolina Man Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISISZakaryia Abdin, 20, of Ladson, South Carolina, was sentenced yesterday to 20 years to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  Abdin previously entered a guilty plea in August of 2018 and has remained in federal custody since his arrest by the FBI in March of 2017.Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Sherri A. Lydon for the District of South Carolina and Special Agent in Charge Jody Norris of the FBI’s Columbia Division made the announcement.  Abdin appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel.“The Department of Justice is committed to holding accountable U.S. citizens, like Abdin, and others who...

Spotlight on Global Jihad, May 30 – June 4, 2019

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The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center At the Israeli Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center Spotlight on Global Jihad, May 30 – June 4, 2019 The Syrian arena: The momentum of the Syrian army’s ground operation in the Idlib area resumed after a week of no progress. The Syrian army took over several villages east of the Al-Ghab Plain, where the main effort of the attack is taking place, and advanced northward. In the secondary effort, in the Kabanah area on the Kurd Mountains, the rebel organizations managed to halt the progress of the militias supporting the Syrian army. This week, ISIS carried out a wave of attacks accompanied by a media campaign entitled the Raids of Attrition. This wave of attacks, like its predecessor following the loss in Al-Baghouz[1], was intended to reinforce the message that ISIS was enhancing its presence and activity around the world, even after...
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Clarion Project Boy & Girl Scouts Trained to Support Terror in Michigan By Ryan Mauro with Justen Charters and Alex VanNess Boy & girl scouts are supposed to uphold American values. These scout branches in Michigan are being trained to think of the U.S. as terrorists are being indoctrinated in Iranian regime and Hezbollah ideology.Iranian regime and Hezbollah supporters have set up Boy & and Girl Scout branches in Michigan.In fact, the Boy Scouts of America website officially recognizes one Islamist-linked Boy Scout pack in the state, listing a Cub Scout branch, Pack 1139, at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center in Dearborn.Cub Scouts are for children from kindergarten through fifth grade.In 2017, the Muslim Scouts of Michigan held its Waiyullah Camp where the boys and girls were taught by a radical supporter of the Iranian theocracy and Hezbollah, Sheikh Usama Abdulghani.The sheikh preaches that Muslims must follow the commands of...
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  ISIS sleeper cells burn, blow up and slaughter hundreds in uptick of attacks across Iraq and SyriaBy Hollie McKay | Fox NewsIt has been months since the Islamic State was expelled from its territorial control in Iraq and Syria, but the brutal terrorist outfit continues to wreak havoc in the lands it once deemed its “caliphate.”Between May 5 and June 3, the U.S-led Combined Joint Taskforce’s Operation Inherent Resolve – the name given to the mission to defeat ISIS – conducted 11 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets in Iraq. More than 20 caves, two vehicles and a one-bedroom infrastructure were decimated. At least three ISIS terrorists were killed in tunnels 40 miles west of Ramadi, Iraqi defense officials reported.And across the war-ravaged nation, the ISIS bloodletting goes on.The Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate affirmed last week that more than 6,100 acres of agricultural crops were incinerated in...
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The Telegraph by Ben Riley-Smith Terrorists linked to Iran were caught stockpiling tonnes of explosive materials on the outskirts of London in a secret British bomb factory, The Telegraph can reveal.Radicals linked to Hizbollah, the Lebanese militant group, stashed thousands of disposable ice packs containing ammonium nitrate - a common ingredient in homemade bombs.The plot was uncovered by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police in the autumn of 2015, just months after the UK signed up to the Iran nuclear deal. Three metric tonnes of ammonium nitrate was discovered - more than was used in the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.Police raided four properties in north-west London. Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/09/iran-linked-terrorists-caught-stockpiling-explosives-north-west/...
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The National by Mina Aldroubi A prominent ISIS leader was killed by the US-led coalition air strike on Wednesday night in Iraq’s western province of Anbar as Special Forces ramped up efforts to fight the insurgent’s remaining sleeper cells.Since the group’s territorial defeat in Iraq and Syria, the terrorists have gone underground, carrying out various attacks across the neighboring countries where it aims to expand.“Air strikes targeted the tunnels where the insurgents were hiding killing six terrorists including the Emir [Prince] of Wiliayat [State] Al Jazeera, Abu Musallam Al Iraqi and two of their vehicles,” commander of Al Baghdadi tribal forces that operate in Anbar, Qatary Al Samarmad, said in a statement.The attack were conducted in the Tharthar valley, located north west of Baghdad.The operation is part of a security program set between the Iraqi army and local tribes that aims to combat the terror group, Mr Al Samarmad said.Read...
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WTVR 6 Man arrested for plotting to throw explosives in Times Square by Tribune Media Wire NEW YORK -- A man has been arrested after he discussed purchasing explosives with the intention of detonating them in New York's Times Square, a law enforcement source told CNN.The suspect expressed interest in buying firearms and grenades, and had talked about killing police and government officials in Times Square, the source said, adding that the man had been under surveillance for some time.The man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody Thursday, according to the New York Daily News, which cited law enforcement sources.The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force along with the New York Police Department handled the operation to investigate and arrest the man.Details about how and where the arrest happened, and how authorities learned of his intentions, are scarce. CNN affiliate WCBS, citing police sources,...
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Euronews.com Spanish police arrest man accused of funding return of Islamic State fighters to EuropeBy Luke Hurst Spanish police have arrested a Syrian man accused of facilitating the return of Islamic State fighters to Europe.The National Police said the man is suspected of being a part of the terror group's financial structure, and he has been detained without bail.Police said the operation was part of the fight against so-called Islamic State's (ISIS) new strategy of returning its fighters to their home countries, following the loss of its territory in Iraq and Syria.The man, who was arrested in the Spanish capital Madrid, is accused of collecting money from sympathisers and delivering it to ISIS in Syria.The operation was conducted in collaboration with Europol, the EU law enforcement agency, the National Police said.According to the European Commission, more than 42,000 foreign fighters joined terrorist organisations between 2011 and 2016, around 5,000 of...
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  by Khaled Abu Toameh  •  Gatestone Institute Iran's support for Hamas and Islamic Jihad also needs to be seen in the context of Tehran's effort to undermine Arab states that have close relations with the Trump administration. By boycotting the US-led conference in Bahrain, Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority in the West Bank have placed themselves in the same league as Iran -- a country that despises them, deems them traitors and bankrolls their rivals, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, in the Gaza Strip. Even so, Abbas and Palestinian Authority officials match Iran's incendiary rhetoric of violence at the US administration and its "Deal of the Century" by denouncing it as a conspiracy against Arabs and Muslims. Iran's leaders have every reason to be satisfied with Abbas, whose every remark indirectly bolsters the Ayatollahs in their campaign to undermine any Arab and Muslim who wants to work with the...
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  D-Day: 17 stunning photos from 1944 show how hard the Normandy invasion really was Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, forever reshaping the progress of the war and history during the D-Day operation. Thousands of ships, planes and soldiers from the United States, Britain and Canada surprised Nazi forces.   Members of a landing party help injured US soldiers to safety on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe, on D-Day in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. (Photo: US ARMY / HANDOUT, US ARMY via EPA-EFE)   This file photo taken on June 6, 1944, shows the Allied forces soldiers landing in Normandy. (Photo: -, AFP/Getty Images)   American soldiers land on the French coast of Normandy during the D-Day invasion in June 1944. (Photo: Associated Press)   Some of the first assault...
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No ‘Material Progress’ By Europe To Declare Hezbollah A Terror Group, Says Pompeo JNS The U.S. Secretary of State’s remarks came as German lawmakers consider outlawing the Lebanese terror group. Like the European Union, Germany only considers Hezbollah’s military wing as such. (June 4, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he hasn’t seen “any material progress” by European countries to recognize Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.“The American position is very clear,” Pompeo told American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris in a recorded video played at the AJC Global Forum on Tuesday. “It is a unitarian entity. It is a terrorist organization. It is underwritten by the Islamic Republic of Iran, and it, in its entirety, must be designated as a terrorist entity.” The United States designated Hezbollah as a terrorist entity in 1997.Pompeo’s remarks came as German lawmakers are considering outlawing the...

ISIS Claims Deadly Attack In East Congo's Ebola Zone

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Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack In East Congo's Ebola Zone Reuters GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly overnight attack in an area of eastern Congo hit by an Ebola epidemic, although its account of the violence differed from local reports.The deputy mayor of Beni in the eastern Democratic of Congo said 13 civilians were killed late on Monday in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) - a group thought to be linked to Islamic State.“The victims were killed by bullets and others by bladed weapons,” Mayor Modeste Bakwanamaha told Reuters. In a statement on the messaging website Telegram, Islamic State said it was behind the attack. It said it had targeted the Congolese army in Beni, killing or wounding 25 people. Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-security/islamic-state-claims-deadly-attack-in-east-congos-ebola-zone-idUSKCN1T52GW...
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The Algemeiner by Benjamin Kerstein The head of IDF military intelligence said on Wednesday that Hamas has been successfully deterred and was not interested in another war with Israel.According to Israeli news site Mako, IDF Intelligence Directorate chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Heyman shared this assessment at the Israel Defense and Homeland Expo in Tel Aviv.“Hamas is very deterred from war and expresses the desire to continue on the track of the [truce] arrangement,” he said.Although the Islamist terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip “has growing sovereign obligations,” Heyman added, “through the arrangement, they expect certain compensations.”He also stated that Hamas’ “obligations are causing tensions with Islamic Jihad.”“Even though it is still coordinated with Hamas, it has higher explosive potential,” Heyman said of Islamic Jihad.Heyman also addressed the issue of Iran’s presence in Syria, saying that the IDF’s actions against it have “led to a relative containment of its entrenchment...
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Former BSO Deputy Scot Peterson arrested FDLE commissioner says ex-Parkland school deputy's 'inaction cost lives' By Peter Burke - Local10.com  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Disgraced former Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Scot Peterson has been arrested for his failure to act during the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead and 17 others wounded.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Peterson, 56, faces seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence and one count of perjury.Tuesday's arrest comes after a 14-month investigation by the FDLE.Peterson resigned after being suspended by now-suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel shortly after the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said Peterson "did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others.""There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his...