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  Police riot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Police riot is a pejorative term that became increasingly more common through the late 20th century, implying the wrongful, disproportionate, unlawful and illegitimate use of force by a group of police against a group of civilians.
If the riot is caused by or incited by police action, it can be labelled as a "police riot." This term is used somewhat ironically, as most people consider the police and similar authorities to be keepers of the peace, and not inciters of riots.
Police, whose duty it is to enforce the law and prevent violent conflict, are subject to the same Crowd psychology as any other group of armed men and women when in large confrontational groups, in encounters whose outcome is uncertain, and when in the grip of fear, anger, or other strong emotion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Police_riot   (289 words)

 Police action: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
A declaration of war is a formal declaration issued by a national government indicating that a state of war exists between that nation, and one or more others....
The term is frequently used in reference to certain 20th-century historical events: the military actions of the Netherland Netherlands quick summary:
World war ii was a global conflict that started on 7 july 1937 in asia and 1 september 1939 in europe and lasted until 1945, involving the...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/police_action.htm   (824 words)

 Police action - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A police action in military/security studies and international relations, is a military action undertaken without a formal declaration of war, often localized in scope.
Since the Second World War, numerous police actions have taken place under the auspices of the major-power nations; indeed, a declared war is an increasing rarity.
The term is frequently used in reference to certain 20th-century historical events: the military actions of the Netherlands, Britain, and other allies during the Indonesian National Revolution (1945-1949), the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), and the Operation Polo (1948) annexation of Hyderabad State by India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Police_action   (222 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Bengal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Police officials said the decision followed a report from Nakashipara circle inspector A. Rashidujjaman detailing the events over the past four months that led to the divorces.
Additional superintendent of police Biswarup Ghosh said the committee, apart from helping women tortured by their husbands and in-laws, would also counsel couples tangled in marital discord.
The officer in charge of the police station concerned will be the convener of the committee, who will hold meetings of members thrice a week.
www.telegraphindia.com /1050531/asp/bengal/story_4808161.asp   (620 words)

 Lying in Wait
DC police later admit no such workshop existed (in reality, they'd found paint thinner used in art projects and peppers being used for the manufacture of gazpacho); however, the center remains closed, and much of the art, including the puppets, has been appropriated.
Police later admit there never was a cyanide bomb and they had no reason to believe activists were in possession of explosives.
Timoney, the former Philadelphia police chief who took over Miami's department before last fall's protests, is fond of peppering his press conferences with stories of activists caught planning to release poisonous snakes and reptiles among the citizenry, officers hospitalized because of acid attacks and activists assaulting his troops with a variety of bodily fluids.
www.thenation.com /doc/20040419/graeber   (1119 words)

 Dongzhou China 2005: Massacre or Justified Police Action?
The most recent direct comparison to the police action last week in China is the so-called "Memorial Day Massacre" of 1937 outside Chicago.
Police actions that end in violence are not rare.
So important is a government's need to maintain law and order that it sanctions such police actions as a form of terrorism with which to assert control over a group or groups of people, a segment of a society, or even whole populations.
www.sinomania.com /CHINANEWS/Dongzhou_Riots.html   (624 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Police action
The term is frequently used in reference to certain 20th-century historical events: the military actions of the Netherland, Britain, and other allies during the Indonesian National Revolution (1945-1949), as well as the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960).
In these events, Congress had not made a formal declaration of war, yet the President, as the commander-in-chief, is authorized to send in the armed forces when he deems necessary.
For example, both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, strictly speaking, are not declared wars but police actions.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Police_action   (187 words)

 CBC News: Police defend action at G-7 meeting in N.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
HALIFAX - Police in Halifax say they were justified in using tear gas, pepper spray and stun guns against protesters during a weekend clash.
But demonstrators accused the police of overreacting to a minor incident, as a few metal barricades were pushed over and some members of the crowd moved forward.
FROM JUNE 15, 2002: Police, protesters clash outside G-7 meeting in N.S. Thirty-one people were arrested Saturday, and four are now facing criminal charges, including unlawful assembly and resisting arrest.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2002/06/16/g7_demo020616   (353 words)

 The American Drug War: Anatomy of a Futile and Costly Police Action: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
The Sulphur police may have started their cash confiscation policy after hearing about the budget-bulging activities of the Sheriff in Volusia County, Florida where over $8 million dollars (an average of $5,000 per day) was seized from motorists on Interstate 95 during a 41 month period between 1989 and 1992.
Escalating police action against drugs is truly quixotic—it is a fight against human nature whose success requires repeal of the laws of economics.
Police interests, not the public interest, seem to be at the root of the 1980s drug war.
www.independent.org /tii/news/000710Benson.html   (6776 words)

 Durham Constabulary - Latest News - 'BOY RACERS' WARNED OF POLICE ACTION
POLICE are warning reckless drivers they face losing their vehicles if they misbehave in the car parks around a busy Co Durham town.
Over the past few months police have received an increasing number of complaints regarding the manner in which vehicles are being driven at the Riverside and town centre car parks.
The action is being taken under the banner of the force's ongoing 'StreetSafe' initiative, launched just over a year ago to tackle anti-social behaviour and reduce the fear of crime.
www.durham.police.uk /press/news_article.php?id=311   (383 words)

 Mufti considers police action - theage.com.au
Police say they acted appropriately in detaining Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali, 62, who will face court on charges of driving an unregistered vehicle and having no licence as well as assaulting police and resisting arrest.
The Mufti, who is imam of Lakemba mosque, accused arresting police of acting in an un-Australian way but admitted the "law is the law" and he may have made a "small mistake" in driving an unregistered car.
Police said an officer had grazed knuckles from the incident.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/01/08/1041566438429.html   (249 words)

 Gujarat court bars police action in grave probe
The Gujarat High Court Thursday barred police from taking any action against those accused of exhuming bodies, allegedly of their relatives who were communal violence victims, from a mass grave.
This would bar police from arresting the six accused, relatives of the violence victims, against whom non-bailable warrants were issued Tuesday by the judicial magistrate in Lunawada in the Panchmahals district.
Setalvad also accused police of using "intimidatory tactics to browbeat victims of a massacre and representatives of organisations supporting the struggle for justice.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/India/20060420/311884.html   (308 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | 'Elmo' seized in LA police action
They claim they were handcuffed and taken by police car to the Hollywood Walk of Fame where they were then paraded in front of shocked tourists and other impersonators.
Police said the trio had been charged with misdemeanour "aggressive begging" and were released on $100 bond each.
The impersonators were summoned to a meeting by police last month at which they were told solicitation and harassment laws would be enforced.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4376548.stm   (354 words)

 War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word war is sometimes used rhetorically to refer to a campaign against something, without territory to capture or an authority to defeat: the war on drugs, the war on terror.
For example, the United States Government referred to the Korean War as a "police action", and the British Government was very careful to use the term "armed conflict" instead of "war" during the Falklands War in 1982 to comply with the letter of international law.
When one country sends armed forces to another, allegedly to restore order or prevent genocide or other crimes against humanity, or to support a legally recognized government against insurgency, that country sometimes refers to it as a police action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War   (3813 words)

 CPM district unit flays police action - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The killings by police at Ballottu were an attempt to suppress people’s agitations, the CPM alleged and demanded a judicial probe into the killings to bring out the truth.
Terming the action as offence, they alleged that in the case of Idu killings the police did not follow the normal method of surrounding the hideout of Naxalites and terrorists and asking them to surrender and then open fire if they resisted.
Although the police claimed that there was an exchange of fire at the place, there were no evidence as none of the inmates of the house was injured and Mr D’ sa said and suspected that the nine police personnel had gone to Idu with the intention of killing the women activists.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/nov22/d1.asp   (404 words)

 The State News - www.statenews.com
Police officials said the man was breaking the law by being in the street after a civil disturbance was declared.
Several members asked police why tear gas was thrown after large crowds of people had been dispersed.
Police said that the history of social disturbances in East Lansing played a significant role in deciding on preparations leading up to the disturbance.
www.statenews.com /article.phtml?pk=30516   (569 words)

 ALCA CMI::FTAA IMC| Urgent Action and Summary of Police Brutality at FTAA Protests
Prior to the mass action there was a calculated campaign to intimidate protestors and legitimize forthcoming acts of violence against them, including outrageous city ordinances prohibiting “materials or substances that are capable of being thrown,” unmerited harassment and detainment and repeated statements published in the local press vilifying the demonstrators and their political beliefs.
Police officers dressed in riot gear used batons, wooden poles, concussion grenades, tear gas, pepper spray, rubber, wooden, and plastic bullets and other chemical agents against the protestors indiscriminantly.
The state-sponsored violence and exaggerated police presence in Miami this week is consistent with the FTAA’s history of attempting to forcefully silence dissent in Buenos Aires, Quebec, Sao Paulo and Bolivia in 2001, where two protestors were killed during an anti-FTAA demonstration.
www.ftaaimc.org /en/2003/11/1972.shtml   (1592 words)

The police today came down brutally on one of the seven "people's check points" located at Gandhinagar, Maheshwar, arresting over 150 women and 50 men, severely beating up many of the people in the process.
Another activist, Chittaroopa Palit, has been taken away by the police in a jeep to an unknown location, separating her from the rest of the arrested.
Today's action has however once again confirms that the Government is not ready to stand by the genuine demands of the people but will not hesitate to use the state repressive apparatus to favour the national-international capital".
www.narmada.org /nba-press-releases/1998/rep.html   (545 words)

 MISCmedia.com: Police Action
I found that the police had completely hemmed in the length of Fourth Avenue between Lenora Street and Bell Street, and were not allowing anyone to pass out, for any reason.
As I stood there, I saw a line of police in riot gear move toward us, from the west, on Blanchard, and noted that a similar line was forming on the east side of the intersection.
After a bit, the police waded into the crowd they'd trapped, and arrested something on the order (according to newspaper reports) of 140 of them.
www.miscmedia.com /12-5-00.html   (1401 words)

 AEGiS-IRIN: Aids Activists Condemn Police Action
Police responded to demonstrators in the port city of Durban on Thursday by using water cannons and teargas.
He said TAC was currently discussing legal action against the police responsible for the alleged assaults.
The plan involved sending a few protestors into police stations to bring charges of manslaughter against key South African ministers who are alleged to have impeded access to life-saving treatment for people with AIDS.
www.aegis.com /news/IRIN/2003/IR030315.html   (472 words)

 KARACHI: Police action against fishermen criticized -DAWN - Local; July 23, 2005
A PFF spokesman said on Friday that former contractors, in connivance with the local police, were claiming their rights on fishing grounds and creating hindrances in fishing activities.
In Sanghar for example, he said that on the instigation of a former contractor, the police had arrested three fishermen from the Bakar Lake because the latter had refused to give their catch to the influential contractor.
Police parties are also conducting raids on residences of other fishermen in Badin.
www.dawn.com /2005/07/23/local21.htm   (334 words)

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In the course of these raids, the police reportedly seized evidence given to LEAT by its clients -the families of the small scale miners -- violating lawyer-client privilege and putting these families potentially at risk for police intimidation.
In mid-November, LEAT wrote to the Director of Criminal Investigation, expressing its view that the police did not have the moral authority to re-investigate the killings, given their alleged complicity in the crimes.
We believe that the police raid is an attempt to intimidate LEAT and other proponents of the commission of inquiry into silence.
www.minesandcommunities.org /Action/action13.htm   (863 words)

 Dynamit Nobel Action 4 Police ammunition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Action 4 bullet travels at an impact veleocity of about 420 m/s towards the block of gelatine at 5 metres distance.
For a new generation of police bullets it is essential that the bullets are able to punch holes in tyres so that the air can excape quickly.
This demand is fulfilled by the sharp edges of the "mouth" of the effective hollow point, which acts like a punching die.
www.globalarms.net /topics/action4.htm   (375 words)

 ISLAMABAD: Police action led to murder of couple - SC -DAWN - Local; 02 April, 2004
ISLAMABAD, April 1: The Supreme Court on Thursday held that police had facilitated the murder of a couple who, after marrying of their free will, had approached them for protection, but they instead handed the couple over to relatives of the girl who murdered both of them.
The court order stated that the police officials who had appeared before the court had frankly conceded that there were "serious lapses in the investigation on their part".
The police officials, the court said, had also conceded that no action had been taken against any police official for not conducting investigation into the matter properly.
www.dawn.com /2004/04/02/local21.htm   (339 words)

 Police Department Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The fundamental mission of the Burr Ridge Police Department is to work closely with the Community to prevent Crime and disorder, and to enhance the safety of its citizens.
We must recognize always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.
Police personnel may be scheduled to provide crime prevention information which may deter criminal activity and enhance personal security.
www.burr-ridge.gov /Departments/Police/Police.htm   (1764 words)

 Boston protests draw police action - Politics - MSNBC.com
Police Superintendent Robert Dunford said two men were arrested, one because police were told he had a bottle of an unknown accelerant, the other for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Police quickly barricaded the streets near the FleetCenter as the enormous contingent of state and local officers quickly calmed the situation.
Police had prepared for a surge in spontaneous street protests.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5551003   (766 words)

 Police   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The test of police efficiency and effectiveness is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.
Came to Byron in 1986 as a police officer.
Ogle-Lee CrimeStoppers is a 24-hour police assistance program which pays rewards of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a crime.
www.byronillinois.org /city/police.htm   (278 words)

 Police action on RTS events
A national police clampdown on the activities of Reclaim the Streets has followed July '96 successful street party on the M41 in London RTS organisers have been arrested before, during and after events - suggesting the police are making use of the surveillance to which RTS groups have been subject for many months.
In Brighton there were reports of police from outside the area picking out known organisers for the local constabulary to "take out" on the day of the action, including legal observers.
At the office the police were allowed in by other occupants of the building who were shown a form (a warrant card) which they took to be a search warrant.
tash.gn.apc.org /rts_1.htm   (656 words)

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