Senate President Bukola Saraki says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), is planning to implicate him.
Speaking while presiding over plenary on Wednesday, Saraki said Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara governor, called him him Tuesday night to give him the information.
The senate president said from what he learnt, the IGP ordered that some suspected cultists arrested in Illorin should be taken to Abuja where their statements will be altered to implicate him and the state government.
He said the action is a recipe for anarchy.
“Last night, my state governor, revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who have been arrested in our state for cultism, whose investigation has been completed and were about to be under prosecution under the state law on the advise of the ministry of justice, all of a sudden were ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning,” Saraki said.
“The information reaching him from the commissioner of police that they have been directed by IGP to bring them to Abuja. With the information that he has, they would find how to alter their statement already made in Ilorin and try and implicate the state government and particularly myself. I feel that as we speak now, these suspects are already here in Abuja.
“These acts I don’t know whether to call it desperation or intimidation, all actions to undermine our democracy, a recipe for anarchy because we are doing our work by asking officials to obey the law, due process and subject themselves to constituted authority.
“I think it is important to call your attention to this dangerous development. The impunity happeneing in this country is a danger to our democracy.”
The IGP refused to honour the invitation of the senate on three separate occasions. In anger, the upper legislative chamber branded him an enemy of democracy, saying he is unfit to hold any public office.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned Tuesday, less than a week after he was charged with failing to file income tax returns for three years. “Today I received the resignation of Darryl De Sousa as Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department and have accepted it,” Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said in a statement. […]
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – It’s been almost two weeks since Terre Haute officer Rob Pitts was shot and killed in the line of duty. The community has shown his family an outpouring of support, and it continued on Monday when Pitts’ 5-year-old son Dakota returned to school, WTHI reports.
Dakota asked his mom if one of his dad’s friends could drive him to school in his dad’s police car for his first day back.
When he arrived at his school in Sullivan he was greeted by 70 Terre Haute police officers and Vigo County sheriff’s deputies.
Dakota was completely shocked.
Mike Asuquo 2018
The police should not adhere to anything a politician says if it violating the freedom of speech rights of any individual. Police are meant to keep the communal peace and are not the lackeys of a politician and his agenda. It is also an open meeting, if he were completely honest, he’d let people film him without a problem, but something strange could be going on, therefore, it is a duty to film what is going on, especially since its someone who holds a government office. Politicians are individuals too, but let’s not forget who pays their salary and who has to and can hold them accountable for the things they do. A verbal restriction is nothing under the law and the constitution, it means nothing. The police are not the politician’s tool to physically force the individual into abiding what he says, as this is a violation of people’s rights to freedom of speech and the well-being of their own physical state. The police should not adhere to anything but the law & the constitution, anything outside of it is folly and should be disregarded, especially some politician’s preference of not wanting to be filmed.
Released: October 1980
Cover Photography: Janette Beckman
Sworn statement from Matt Farr
In 1979 my family moved to Missouri and I started high school. While my previous home of Southern California had been in thrall to disco fever and polyester shirts, that was not the case in the small town of Eureka, Missouri. Bell bottoms were still in fashion. Wallets were secured to belt loops with chain. My new classmates wore Sammy Hagar concert jerseys and hiking boots with waffle soles, and their blue jeans showed a white ring in the back pocket where the Skoal® tobacco can lived. The music that was approved listening came from a short list of bands:
The Charlie Daniels Band
“Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special (just that one song)
*Of all of these, the hardest to swallow was Black Sabbath. My friend Joe played “Heaven and Hell” on 8-track and I thought, “Holy cow, people think this is good?” That was the first album with Dio rather than Ozzy. Later I discovered “Paranoid” and understood.
I quickly learned to shun all music that couldn’t be classified as hard rock. It wasn’t like there was much else to listen to anyway – if you weren’t listening to rock, the only other option was the radio station that played Air Supply, Firefall, and Ronnie Milsap.
And yet, there were a few small cracks in the wall.
I remember being in a friend’s basement listening to records, and he dropped an old Rod Stewart slab on the turntable. I reacted as the well-trained monkey I’d become: “Dude, that’s the ‘Do you think I’m sexy’ singer. Total disco. Automatic suck.” I was confused when I heard the spare rock that emerged from the speakers. For a moment, I thought maybe my friend’s older brother knew something I didn’t. Maybe the disco thing was just a recent affectation. I had always liked “Maggie May.” But the moment was quickly forgotten, and my hard rock stupor remained.
I started staying up late in 1979. I arrived a few years too late to have watched the first seasons of “SNL” as they aired live, but we still had most of the original cast plus Bill Murray, my favorite. I glimpsed serious musical innovation on “SNL,” like David Bowie performing “The Man Who Sold The World” in a plastic tuxedo shell in which his legs couldn’t move (he was carried out to the microphone by white-face kabuki guys). It was too weird for my world. I continued to listen to Styx.
After “SNL” ended, I’d stay up later to watch a show with new music videos (pre-MTV). One night, I saw a band called The Police in a video for “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” They were three bottle-blond young men, singing silly nonsense words** while wearing matching red snow pants and acting goofy on a ski slope. I immediately dismissed them. The band seemed shallow and pop-ish — not interested in making real rock music. Still, they made enough of an impression that I remembered them.
**Of course, the lyrics to this song are actually brilliant and incisive, railing against the well-chosen words that preachers and politicians use to manipulate your loyalty, but they weren’t easily understandable in a late night TV video.
A year went by. More Rush albums were acquired.
In the second semester of my junior year (April 1982 for those keeping score), a note was passed to me with poetic lines of frustration:
Young teacher, the subject
Of schoolgirl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be
Inside him there’s longing
This girl’s an open page
Book marking, she’s so close now
This girl is half his age
Don’t stand so
Don’t stand so close to me
Her friends are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it’s not so easy
To be the teacher’s pet
So bad it makes him cry
Wet bus stop, she’s waiting
His car is warm and dry…
I asked my friend if he’d written it, and he said, “No dummy, that’s The Police.” A hatch in my brain creaked open, just a bit, never to be closed again. With my next paycheck from Charlotte’s Rib BBQ, I went to the Peaches Records on Manchester Road and purchased the Zenyatta Mondatta long player, the third album from The Police. I listened to it incessantly, memorizing melodies that were spare, intelligent, and occasionally reggae-tinged. The point of their songs wasn’t to build to an epic guitar solo – in fact, in songs like “Shadows in the Rain,” the bass and the drums carried the melody. Andy Summer’s guitar was there just to add ethereal texture.
New music also opened the door to new friends. I met another Police fan from my high school named Tony Sottoriva, and we went to see the Police play the Checkerdome in St. Louis on the Synchronicity tour. We used to argue the importance of Sting (Tony) vs. Stewart Copeland (me) in the band. It’s hard to remember the details of a concert that was 35 years ago, but I remember being blown away. We both thought it was one of the best shows we’d ever seen.
The Police opened a door that led to XTC and Violent Femmes and REM and Squeeze and the Talking Heads and Depeche Mode and Tom Waits and eventually Camper Van Beethoven and The Replacements and Pavement and Modest Mouse and Spoon and all the rest of the bands that you should listen to in order to be a worthwhile human. I never bought another Styx album.
The reputations of the Velvet Underground and The Replacements continue to swell far past the significance they had in their own time (as well they should, that shit is good). On the other hand, The Police have faded in importance. Perhaps that’s because Sting went solo and bought a lute. Sting’s songs are played with accompaniment by local symphonic string players in restored historic theatres with assigned velvet seating. The Police started out playing in hot basement bars full of sweaty people clutching long neck beers. They were hungry for success. They made great music. There are live bootleg albums out there that will confirm this. The band only made five official albums, but they were magic.
I don’t know which album critics rank as the best of The Police’s discography, but they seem to agree that Zenyatta Mondatta is dead last. The first two albums have cool early hits like “Roxanne” and “Message in a Bottle” that are undeniably great. Ghost In The Machine*** is probably the band at its musical peak. Synchronicity was their biggest album, full of hits (it’s kind of like Sting’s first solo record without the suck).
***When Ghost In The Machine came out, even the DJs at KSHE-95 in St. Louis recognized the greatness of The Police. They played a few songs, sprinkled between the usual ELP and BTO. It didn’t seem to catch hold with the listener base, and soon the frequency faded to only an occasional airing. But I devoured that album.
Yet Zenyatta Mondatta remains my favorite. You’ll never be able to hear it for the first time with 16-year-old ears in 1981 the way that I did. Now it’s just background music in grocery stores. Back then, it was the escape route that led me to a lifelong love and hunger for something new and different that, thankfully, has left Black Sabbath in the dust.
Matt Farr is an advertising writer, lover of beer, fixer of faucets, and setter-upper of tents who lives in Centennial, Colo.
Halifax Regional Police are appealing to the public after a 25-year-old Dartmouth woman went missing last week.
Police say Kimberley Ann Burrows was last seen on May 8 at a health-care facility on Summer Street.
Burrows is described as five-foot-five, 150-pound white woman with long blond hair.
Police say she has a tribal tattoo on her lower back.
“There is no information to suggest that Kimberley has met with foul play, however, Kimberley’s family and the police are concerned for her well-being,” Halifax Regional Police said in a news release Tuesday.
Anyone with information on Burrows’ whereabouts is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police or Crime Stoppers.
Halifax Regional Police are appealing to the public after a 25-year-old Dartmouth woman went missing last week.
French authorities say two people, including a knife-wielding assailant, have been killed in a knife attack in Paris.
Paris police said on Twitter that one victim was killed and four others injured in the May 12 knife attack in the French capital, and that the assailant was dead.
Two of the victims were “seriously wounded,” while the other two were “slightly” injured, the prefecture said.
Media reports said the attacker was shot dead by police.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb on Twitter praised the “cool and quick reaction of the police forces who neutralized the attacker.” He said his thoughts were with “the victims of this heinous act” but did not immediately provide further details.
The French government denounced the “odious” knife attack in the French capital.
The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
With reporting by Reuters, AFP, dpa, and the BBC
PARIS — At least one person is dead after a man armed with a knife stabbed five people in the city’s opera district, according to police.
The four others injured in the attack were hospitalized. Two were in serious condition and two others had minor injuries.
Police said on Twitter they are investigating a knife attack and said the suspect died in the incident. French media reports that police shot and killed him.
A motive in the attack was not immediately clear.
“Tonight, our city has been bruised,” Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo wrote on Twitter after the attack.
She added her thoughts were with the family of the victim and those wounded.
“I want to tell them that all Parisians are by their side,” Hidalgo said.
Paris has been under higher security in recent years after a string of deadly terror attacks throughout Europe, many of which were claimed by the Islamic State.
In November 2015, the city was targeted by a series of coordinated terror attacks. The deadliest happened at the Bataclan concert hall, where 90 people were shot and killed.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb denounced the knife attack in a tweet and thanked the police for their quick action. He also said his thoughts were with the victims.
Footage from the scene shows people running from the incident and one person in the middle of a city street, apparently wounded.
Charles Pellegrin, a French journalist, said he was leaving a comedy show in the area when he was told to go back inside because of a “madman with a knife.”
Then, he said, he heard sirens and what sounded like two loud pops.
Paris’ opera district is known for its history and architecture. It’s a popular tourist spot in the city, known not only for its shows, but also for shopping and dining.
Hayes reported from McLean, Va.; Bhatti reported from Paris
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Educating people on what they do is the reason the Halifax Regional Police Force has held their annual Police Day showcase for the last few years. With a wide variety of displays and interactive exhibits, the event seems to be doing just that.
“We want the public to see us as approachable and this is a great way to do it. So instead of them coming to us, we’re coming to them,” explained Const. Michelle Everson.
“It’s the kickoff to National Police Week so we have a showcase here of many of our units from HRP.”
Officers from the Public Safety Unit, Emergency Response Unit, Forensic Identification Unit as well as four-legged ones like the Mounted and K-9 units, were all on hand.
People of all ages got to try on riot gear, run the robot used for bomb-related incidents, get their fingerprints taken, sit on a police motorcycle and more.
There was also a display of weapons confiscated from the street, which aren’t exactly as they seem.
“If you look at the display it’s a pretty interesting display but in fact they’re all fake,” explained Everson. “They’re all either replicas or airsoft guns. None of them are real but if you went and looked at it they all look very real.”
Teenager Pamela Martell was helping ink willing participants who wanted to see their fingerprints on paper.
Already moving toward a career in the field, Martell said events like this one help young people figure out if policing is right for them.
“Fingerprinting, training and all that, how to become a police officer,” Martell said. “I think it shows the kids what they want to be.”
GUTTED Stuart Kettlewell admits Ross County face a summer of CUTS after dropping to the Championship.
The Staggies co-boss inherited a shambles from Owen Coyle in March but despite inspiring a minor fightback he was unable to save them from the drop.
Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson now have to mastermind their way back from the Championship.
And their plan will be to restore the club’s IDENTITY again.
He said: “It goes without saying that everyone’s head is down and emotions are raw.
“We know there will be different scenarios, there’ll be cuts, players wanting to ply their trade elsewhere, but we’ll tackle it head on.
“It’ll all transpire over the coming weeks but for now we’re just taking our medicine and licking our wounds.
“Relegation is difficult to take but we’ll come back out fighting, we have to.
“It’s happened so we have to go back and think about how it moves forward, we’ll have our ideas and we need to sit down with the chairman.
“It has been well documented how much he’s backed this club in the past and he’s backed myself and Steven going forward, irrespective of today.
“What changes is revenue from playing in the Championship. We need to see how it affects us.
“Football clubs aren’t all just about throwing money at things and trying to buy success though.
“A huge part of it is about identity and ethos, and from our point of view we want to put our stamp on it.
“That’s a big thing for us before we start thinking about money or budget or anything else.
”How can we drive the club forward?
SHOCK AND AWE
Scott Brown warns Rangers boss Gerrard about the Glasgow goldfish bowl
Johnstone says there is ‘no chance’ McGinn will join Gers due to Celtic background
Scott Bain takes parting aim at McCann and says Dundee ‘got what they deserve’
‘YOU’RE NOT ALONE’
Foderingham urges boy, 8, not to quit football after dad’s online plea
PAT’S NOT COMING BACK
Patrick Roberts reveals he wants to play in England next season
Rangers should have sounded out Benitez, Dyche or Howe says ex-Ibrox chief Findlay
“We weren’t banking on this happening, we were always thinking we wanted to stay up. It was never a case of taking a step back to come forward.
“So this is a huge body blow but we’re more than capable of recovering from it.
“Where has it gone wrong? We have not won enough games of football, it’s as simple as that.
“We have to go away now and look at the finer details of that to see where we have been unsuccessful.”
May 12, 2018
By Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian police found seven dead people on Friday, including four children, in a rural town in the Margaret River wine-growing region, and said guns were involved in the killings.
The bodies of four children and three adults were found at or near a property in Osmington near the southwestern tip of Australia, Western Australia’s Commissioner of Police Chris Dawson told a news conference.
Dawson said firearms were found at the scene. He said there appeared to be gunshot wounds.
“I can only describe it as a horrific situation,” Dawson said.
“We have no information to raise concern about wider public safety issues at this point in time.”
Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a lone gunman killed 35 people in Tasmania.
That prompted the government to buy back or confiscate a million firearms and make it harder to buy new ones.
Australia has banned all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns, and has a restrictive system of licensing and ownership controls.
While there have been some mass killings since Port Arthur, the latest killings could prove to be the single biggest incident of gun-related deaths since 1996.
Police said they went to the property after getting a telephone call.
“The reason police went to the property was from a telephone call which we’ve recorded,” said Dawson, who would not comment on the identity of the caller.
He said homicide detectives were helping police.
(Reporting by Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett in SYDNEY; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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Tiger (65) rockets up leaderboard at Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods shot his lowest score at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday, racing up the leaderboard at the Players Championship after barely making the 36-hole cut.
The 7-under-par 65 was better than the 66s he shot here in 2000 and 2001 — also during the third round. Woods twice shot 67 during his second victory at the Players Championship in 2013.
Woods, 42, got off to a fast start, making birdies at four of his first five holes en route to a front-nine 30 — one off the course record. It was his lowest score ever on the front side at TPC Sawgrass.
Halfway leader Webb Simpson was still nearly 2 hours away from starting his third round when Woods finished his round.
Woods is making his eighth start this year on the PGA Tour.
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Donate The van after the IED attack On May 6, seven officers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed when a heavy IED hit the van carrying them on the Damascus-al-Suwayda highway between the villages of al-Surah and Buraq, according to the Syrian pro-government news outlet Damascus Now. So far, no armed group has […]