Los Angeles to give 7,000 cops body cameras

Dec 17, 2014

Los Angeles to give 7,000 cops body cameras

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making the city’s police department the largest law enforcement agency in America to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the technology. The ...

Thousands crowd Dublin to denounce Irish water tax

Dec 11, 2014

Thousands crowd Dublin to denounce Irish water tax

Tens of thousands of protesters brought Dublin to a standstill Wednesday in a mass protest over Ireland’s planned new tax on household water supplies, the last major measure in the country’s six-year austerity drive. Police estimated more than 30,000 people attended the main “Right2Water” ...

Nov 21, 2014

Police arrest protesters as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Police arrested five people overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August. A few dozen demonstrators, some chanting “Indict ...

Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week

Oct 6, 2014

Hong Kong protests subside after tumultuous week

Passionate student-led protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong subsided Monday, but a few hundred demonstrators remained camped out, vowing to keep pressure on the government until officials show they are sincere in responding to their demands. Schools reopened and civil servants returned to ...

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Mar 12, 2014

Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary

Roughly 50 protesters rallied Tuesday in front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York to oppose the government’s embrace of nuclear power, as people around the world marked the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We have a responsibility to speak ...

Feb 28, 2014

Bitcoin-wise Ukraine protesters tap digital money's global reach

Ukrainian activists are turning to bitcoins to fund a three-month protest in Kiev’s Independence Square that helped oust President Viktor Yanukovych amid violence that left at least 82 people dead. Photos of demonstrators on the barricades with signs seeking donations in the digital currency ...

Ukraine announces deal to end crisis; shots fired

Feb 21, 2014

Ukraine announces deal to end crisis; shots fired

Ukraine’s presidency said Friday that it has negotiated an international deal intended to end battles between police and protesters that have killed scores and injured hundreds. It was unclear whether the deal would appease protesters, and shots rang out Friday morning in central Kiev. ...

Secrecy bill dodges public debate

Nov 23, 2013

Secrecy bill dodges public debate

The government's rush to curtail public access to information and punish leakers of "special secrets" shows a worrying disregard for debate, a U.S. expert warns.