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February 15, 2010
Frederick police say two officers shot and killed a man who pointed a sawed-off semiautomatic rifle at them after a domestic dispute. The man has been identified as 27-year-old Patrick Fischer II of Frederick. He died at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday. Police say officers received reports of a domestic dispute and were told of shots being fired at passing vehicles when they found Fischer. - Associated Press div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; }
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July 14, 2014
Regarding your article "Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan" (July 8), why do these two groups of public service employees think they are better than the tax payers of Maryland? What other employer lets it's employees retire after 20 years of service and pays for their pensions and health care for the rest of their lives? I know several retired policemen who receive their pensions and now work for the Department of Homeland Security, from which they will collect another pension paid for by taxpayers.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 11, 2005
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan police officers suffered heavy casualties when they came under attack by suspected Taliban insurgents overnight in a police station in southern Afghanistan, police officials said yesterday. Six policemen were killed and two were wounded in the fighting, which lasted from midnight until 3 a.m., according to the police. Three other police officers were also killed Friday in two other attacks. The largest attack occurred in the Garmser district of Helmand province, one of the most lawless parts of Afghanistan and the biggest opium poppy region.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
When my brother, Frank, and I were growing up in Baltimore City on South Calhoun Street we were both charter members of the Southwestern Police Boys Club on the third floor of the police station at Pratt and Calhoun streets. The club was run by full-time policemen and had an indoor basketball court, boxing ring, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a woodworking shop, a Boy Scout troop and a TV room. I believe it was open six days a week and closed about 9 p.m. In the summer, we would go away to Camp Ritchie for one or two weeks.
NEWS
July 14, 2014
Regarding your article "Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan" (July 8), why do these two groups of public service employees think they are better than the tax payers of Maryland? What other employer lets it's employees retire after 20 years of service and pays for their pensions and health care for the rest of their lives? I know several retired policemen who receive their pensions and now work for the Department of Homeland Security, from which they will collect another pension paid for by taxpayers.
NEWS
June 24, 2013
Private sector employers are doing more with fewer employees and making record profits, but politicians are like unions - their interest is not about doing their jobs so much as serving their membership ("A smaller, smarter force," June 21). More policemen are not going to make Baltimore any safer. Why not get the police force to do more? They have already overspent their overtime budget with no results. And how about thinking about the taxpayers who finance these 20-year pension and health care plans for policemen?
NEWS
June 21, 2013
A hundred years ago, when policemen lived in the neighborhoods they served, they had a vested interest after their shifts to be on the lookout for anything out of place on their way home. Today, most of them don't live in the city and some don't even live in the state. Since the Baltimore City Council passed a bill that city contractors must hire 51 percent of new employees from city residents, maybe it should pass a bill that policemen who work in the city must live in the city as well.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | May 6, 2007
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A wave of suicide attacks in four provinces of Afghanistan yesterday killed two police officers and wounded a NATO soldier and two other Afghan policemen, officials said. A suicide bomber blew himself up yesterday morning in Nad Ali district in the southern province of Helmand, killing two policemen, an Interior Ministry statement said. The policemen were guarding a checkpoint, local television said. Half an hour later, the police became suspicious of a man in Samkani district of the southeastern province of Paktia and shot him. The man then blew himself up, killing himself and wounding two policemen.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun | May 11, 1994
RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- A company of 150 Palestinian police crossed into the Gaza Strip from Egypt yesterday, but the expected triumph of their arrival was soured by further delays at the Israeli border station.Thousands of Palestinians who waited for two days along the hot and dusty route of their arrival were disappointed as the police remained at a border terminal late into the night.Only a smattering of the crowd remained to greet the policemen, expected to came by bus from the terminal to set up camp in a base turned over by the Israeli military.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 20, 1996
JERUSALEM -- A televised videotape of two Israeli policemen kicking and slapping Palestinian laborers brought condemnations from government officials yesterday. Human rights activists said the broadcast reaffirmed behavior that's frequent.The police brutality occurred about five weeks ago at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem. An amateur Palestinian photographer videotaped the incident and offered it to Israel's state-owned television station. The tape aired Monday night.By yesterday morning, the tape had been seen around the world.
NEWS
June 24, 2013
Private sector employers are doing more with fewer employees and making record profits, but politicians are like unions - their interest is not about doing their jobs so much as serving their membership ("A smaller, smarter force," June 21). More policemen are not going to make Baltimore any safer. Why not get the police force to do more? They have already overspent their overtime budget with no results. And how about thinking about the taxpayers who finance these 20-year pension and health care plans for policemen?
NEWS
June 21, 2013
A hundred years ago, when policemen lived in the neighborhoods they served, they had a vested interest after their shifts to be on the lookout for anything out of place on their way home. Today, most of them don't live in the city and some don't even live in the state. Since the Baltimore City Council passed a bill that city contractors must hire 51 percent of new employees from city residents, maybe it should pass a bill that policemen who work in the city must live in the city as well.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2010
Three Baltimore police officers have turned themselves in after being indicted Tuesday by a city grand jury on charges that they kidnapped two West Baltimore teens last year, leaving one in a Howard County state park without shoes, socks or his cell phone. The officers were waiting to see a District Court commissioner Wednesday morning, who would set an initial bail amount, officials said. The indictment came exactly a year after Michael Brian Johnson Jr. said he was picked up by the three officers and abandoned in Patapsco State Park.
NEWS
February 15, 2010
Frederick police say two officers shot and killed a man who pointed a sawed-off semiautomatic rifle at them after a domestic dispute. The man has been identified as 27-year-old Patrick Fischer II of Frederick. He died at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday. Police say officers received reports of a domestic dispute and were told of shots being fired at passing vehicles when they found Fischer. - Associated Press div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; }
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By Sudarsan Raghavan and Sudarsan Raghavan,The Washington Post | February 25, 2009
BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi policemen fired on four U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi interpreters inside a police station in the northern city of Mosul yesterday, the third deadly attack on American soldiers in two weeks in the still-volatile provinces of Nineveh and Diyala. One American soldier and one of the interpreters were killed, the U.S. military said. The three other soldiers and second interpreter were injured. An Iraqi police captain at the scene was also slightly injured, said police officials.
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By Laura King and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 10, 2008
ISTANBUL, Turkey - U.S. and Turkish investigators worked urgently yesterday to determine the motive and affiliation of gunmen who attacked the U.S. Consulate here, leaving three Turkish police officers and three assailants dead in a hail of bullets. Turkish news reports cited police sources as saying al-Qaida was suspected in the attack, the most serious assault on a foreign diplomatic mission in Turkey in five years. But there was no immediate confirmation of the report or claim of responsibility.
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By Ned Parker and Ruaa Al-Zarary and Ned Parker and Ruaa Al-Zarary,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 29, 2007
Baghdad -- The Iraqi army scrambled yesterday to stop sectarian violence in the northern city of Tal Afar, where Shiite Muslim policemen, aided by an angry mob, killed at least 70 Sunnis in revenge for a pair of truck bombings a day earlier. The police went on the rampage late Tuesday and early yesterday, roaming Tal Afar's Sunni neighborhood of Wihda after two truck bombs exploded, killing 85 people, most of them Shiite Muslim Turkmen, and leaving 183 wounded. Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for the bombings.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
When my brother, Frank, and I were growing up in Baltimore City on South Calhoun Street we were both charter members of the Southwestern Police Boys Club on the third floor of the police station at Pratt and Calhoun streets. The club was run by full-time policemen and had an indoor basketball court, boxing ring, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a woodworking shop, a Boy Scout troop and a TV room. I believe it was open six days a week and closed about 9 p.m. In the summer, we would go away to Camp Ritchie for one or two weeks.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2007
The city liquor board yesterday penalized two strip clubs on The Block where undercover police said dancers offered to perform sex acts in exchange for money. The 2 O'Clock Club, at 414 E. Baltimore St. was hit with a $1,200 fine and a three-day suspension of its liquor license starting Oct. 24. Another club, Lust, at 408 E. Baltimore St., was fined $500. The fines come at a time when city police and liquor board officials appear to be focusing attention on The Block, the nickname for adult bookstores and strip clubs in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. and several side streets.
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By New York Times News Service | May 6, 2007
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A wave of suicide attacks in four provinces of Afghanistan yesterday killed two police officers and wounded a NATO soldier and two other Afghan policemen, officials said. A suicide bomber blew himself up yesterday morning in Nad Ali district in the southern province of Helmand, killing two policemen, an Interior Ministry statement said. The policemen were guarding a checkpoint, local television said. Half an hour later, the police became suspicious of a man in Samkani district of the southeastern province of Paktia and shot him. The man then blew himself up, killing himself and wounding two policemen.
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