Police beg parents to keep kids inside over Easter as park crowds risk new lockdown & Matt Hancock warns ‘nobody’s safe’

COPS are begging parents to keep their kids indoors over Easter as chaotic scenes at packed parks risk a fresh coronavirus lockdown.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Enjoy the sunshine, by all means, but nobody is safe from this virus until we can make everybody safe.”

Hundreds of revellers at a 'rave' yesterday evening in Manchester City Centre

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Hundreds of revellers at a ‘rave’ yesterday evening in Manchester City CentreCredit: ASP
Cops were called to the Manchester event on March 31

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Police say pandemic providing ‘perfect breeding ground for scams’

Mar. 31—Groton resident Julia Pacheco received a scam call in December from someone purporting to be a law enforcement official in Texas asking her to make arrangements to pay several thousand dollars to have a federal warrant vacated that he alleged had been issued for her.

“I knew I had not committed any crimes but I was afraid someone (had) stolen my identity and that was a scary thought,” Pacheco

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Accused Supergenius Capitol Rioter Was Wearing an ‘I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021’ T-Shirt When the Police Arrested Him

This photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Garret Miller (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

This photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office shows Garret Miller (Dallas County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

When federal authorities arrested a Capitol rioter who called for the deaths of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol Police officer, they knew they had their guy, because he was allegedly wearing a shirt bearing the words “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021.”

Federal prosecutors disclosed details from 34-year-old Garret

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Keep the ideas behind ‘defund the police,’ but forget the slogan

The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol finally may have put to rest the debate about the usefulness and efficacy of the “defund the police” slogan. After watching how close a mob came to destroying 245 years of democracy and endangering our elected officials because of an inadequately prepared and staffed police force, the idea of “defunding the police” is even less palatable to most of the American public than

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Somebody needs to tell the police that there’s no ban on travelling around the country

While the first half of that capitalised rant (now deleted) was correct – Tier 4 residents must have a “reasonable excuse” to leave their home – its assertion that the Covid regulations contain a ban on travel is completely false. There is no such ban, and it is perfectly permissible to visit lovely Chorley from Liverpool, London or even Land’s End, so long as you have that all important “reasonable

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Toy donation events to be held by several local police departments

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Local police departments are preparing for the holidays and asking for your help in donating toys that will go to local children.

Departments across western Massachusetts will be hosting events in the next few weeks. They are looking to receive new, unwrapped toys, books, craft supplies and more.

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The Amherst Police

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Pamplin Media Group – Gresham mayoral candidates talk budget, police

Joe Demers, Eddy Morales, Travis Stovall join online issues forum hosted by Neighborhood Associations


The candidates vying to become mayor of Gresham don’t always agree — bringing a diverse mix of ideas and visions for the community they wish to lead — but they all understand the monumental task they are facing.

Whomever is chosen by voters in November will have to guide the city through a budget crisis; continue

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Nairo Quintana’s hotel room searched by French police on Tour de France



a person wearing a helmet: Team Arkea Samsic rider Colombias Nairo Quintana rides during the 15th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 175 km between Lyon and Grand Colombier on September 13 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images


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Team Arkea Samsic rider Colombias Nairo Quintana rides during the 15th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 175 km between Lyon and Grand Colombier on September 13 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images

French police searched hotel rooms occupied by Arkéa-Samsic on Wednesday evening during the Tour de France, according to reports

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Police investigate shooting outside Division Road hotel



a car parked in front of a house: A boarded-up front door to the Lexington Inn & Suites on Division Road is pictured, Thursday, September 10, 2020.


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A boarded-up front door to the Lexington Inn & Suites on Division Road is pictured, Thursday, September 10, 2020.

One man suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting outside a Windsor hotel on Wednesday.

At 11:30 p.m., patrol officers reponded to the 2100 block of Division Road for a report of gunshots fired, police said in a news release on Thursday.

Police learned a suspect

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Police investigate shooting at Tampa hotel

TAMPA — A shooting at a Tampa hotel left a man seriously injured early Friday, police said.



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Officers dispatched about 12:40 a.m. to a shooting call at the Godfey Hotel and Cabanas, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway Blvd., found a 25-year-old man bleeding from a gunshot wound, according to Tampa police. The shooter, described by police as a

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Novato Police Chief Responds To ‘Misleading’ Post On Homelessness

On Thursday, Novato Police Chief Matthew McCaffrey wrote a public letter to residents addressing recent social media posts that alleged homeless people were “kicked out” of Lee Gerner Park by police. In his letter, the chief said those claims were inaccurate. His letter, in its entirety, is below:

In response to several online postings, regarding the treatment of individuals living in a homeless encampment at Lee Gerner Park, we felt

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UPDATE: 2 injured in Region hotel shooting, police say | Crime and Courts

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Man, 24, arrested after trying to kidnap child from Tampa hotel room, police said

TAMPA — A 24-year-old man is in jail after the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said he attempted to kidnap a child from a hotel room Sunday morning.

The child’s mother called authorities at 9:41 a.m., saying that a man unknown to her had come into her hotel room and picked up her child. Police later identified the man as Gabriel Martin of Bradenton.

The mother was able to gain

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Revellers clearly unable to social distance say Police, but Health Sec claims majority did ‘right thing’

A car tries to drive along a street filled with revellers drinking in the Soho area of London - JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP
A car tries to drive along a street filled with revellers drinking in the Soho area of London – JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the vast majority of people who went out on ‘Super Saturday’ were “doing the right thing” and following social distancing, despite contradictory reports from the Police Federation.

“I think that from what I’ve seen, although

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Hampton Inn worker fired for calling cops on Black guests; Police open ‘internal investigation’

A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after calling the police on a Black family using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.

“Hampton by Hilton has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind. On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement

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Here’s what defunding the police might look like in reality

In 2017, when a shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds in Dallas was driving up the number of 911 calls, overwhelming emergency rooms and crowding jails with mentally ill people, the city decided to try something different.

It put an officer, a paramedic and a social worker in every car responding to mental health calls in the city’s troubled south-central region, an attempt to get people the help they needed without

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Defund police in schools? How the movement got momentum after George Floyd’s death

Three summers ago, about 50 students and activists gathered outside the Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters to demand the school board end a contract that placed police officers in schools.

The officers — whose role was to keep schools safe — actually made students, especially black students, feel criminalized, activists said.

But the majority of teachers, staff and parents liked officers in schools, a district-wide survey showed at the time. The

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