SYDNEY: A young British woman died and a man was critically injured when a French national allegedly stabbed three people while saying “Allahu Akbar” at an Australian backpacker’s hostel, police said Wednesday. Police are investigating the murder, which occurred late Tuesday in Home Hill, a rural town south of Townsville in far north Queensland state, but could not say whether the alleged attacker had been radicalized. The motivations behind the stabbings, which left a 30-year-old British man in a critical condition and a local man with non-life threatening injuries, were still unknown, Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said. “Initial inquiries indicate that comments which may be construed of being of an extremist nature were made by the alleged offender,” he said. It is alleged that the suspect used the phrase ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the attack and when arrested by police, he said. “While this information will be factored into the … [Read more...] about British woman dies in Australian ‘Allahu Akbar’ stabbing
Man dies in police custody
A MAN died while his two sons were injured after their tricycle collided with an owner-type jeepney at Barangay Su-ay, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental Tuesday night, September 5. Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez Jr., city police chief, identified the fatality as Ramon Mongcal Jr., 31. The names of his two sons were withheld by the police. Benitez said Mongcal was driving on their way home from his mother's birthday party around 8:30 p.m. The tricycle took the lane of the jeepney driven by 47-year-old Larry Bolo of Kabankalan City that resulted to the collision. Mongcal was rushed to a hospital in Kabankalan City, where he died. His sons sustained head and leg injuries. Bolo, who was unharmed, is detained at the station. He will be released from police custody if the victims’ family will not file charges against him within the 18-hour reglementary period. … [Read more...] about Man dies, 2 sons hurt in trike-jeep collision
THE family of a man who died while in police custody claimed that his body was “desecrated” and vowed to continue to seek justice for the victim. Niks Bisuña, sister of Angelo Bisuña, said they were told by the police that her brother died of an infection but they believe otherwise. “Dinesecrate ‘yung katawan ng kapatid ko,” Niks said during the launch of a coalition against extrajudicial killings (EJKs). “Pagbuka nung brain niya may lamang dyaryo at basura. Part of his brain, nasa stomach niya. ‘Di pa sila nakuntento,” she lamented. Angelo was arrested on September 26 and was brought to the Caloocan Police headquarters shortly after for violating RA 9162 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.Angelo A spot report from the Caloocan police obtained by The Manila Times showed that on October 8, Angelo complained of sudden pain on the legs and was rushed to the Caloocan City Medical Center. He died at 4:15 p.m. … [Read more...] about Kin seeks justice sought for man who died in police custody
(UPDATED) TWO Chinese diplomats in Cebu were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. Police Chief Superintendent Prudencio Tom Bañas said it was not immediately clear what prompted the attacker to open fire and kill Deputy Consul-General Sun Shan and finance officer Hui Li of the Chinese Consulate in central Cebu City. Consul-General Song Ronghua was wounded in the attack and was in stable condition at a Cebu hospital, Banas said. "This is really tragic," Bañas said by telephone. "We're trying to find out what prompted this shooting." A Chinese couple, including the person suspected of firing the gun, was taken into custody by police. The woman in police custody worked at the consulate and claimed diplomatic immunity, declining to immediately provide any statement to police, Bañas said. Reports differed on whether the man or the woman was the suspected … [Read more...] about China consul general hurt, 2 die in Cebu shooting
A YOUNG girl died while 12 others were injured when the tricycle they were riding figured in an accident at Barangay Gintubhan, Isabela in Negros Occidental on Thursday. Police identified the fatality as seven-year-old Stephanie Ladriño. Chief Inspector Efcel Balibadlan, head of Isabela Municipal Police Station, said over Aksyon Radyo Bacolod that tricycle driver Felix Pasolinao was speeding while the tricycle was overloaded. The victims were rushed to a hospital. The tricycle driver is detained at the station's custodial facility. Meanwhile in the neighboring Hinigaran town, an old man died after he was ran over by a cargo truck along the national highway of Barangay IV Wednesday. Chief Inspector Gary Alan Resuma, chief of Hinigaran Municipal Police Station, identified the fatality as Maximo Genosa, 70, of Barangay 1. Investigation showed that Genosa was crossing the street around 8:10 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Glenn Fernandez, 43, of Barangay Candumarao. … [Read more...] about Girl, elderly man killed in road accidents
Tony Pua says the government is heartless if they do not not set up the IPCMC The cries for the government to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) became louder as another custodial death was reported yesterday. “The issue isn’t just one of increasing the number of investigating officers in the EAIC (although it will certainly help), but one which is about giving teeth to the relevant commission,” he said in a statement. “The question that needs to be asked now is whether the Najib administration is so completely heartless as to see Malaysians die in custody, that no urgent and drastic action needs to be taken to remedy the situation. “Malaysians are certainly beginning to think so as the authorities have shown a complete lack of remorse in these deaths where there has been substantial evidence of the victims being tortured,” he added. 26-year-old Chew Siang Giap was found dead four days after being admitted into … [Read more...] about This is the Fourth Police Custody Death in Two Months. What’s Going On?
A drug suspect, who had been Teluk Intan police station lock-up since 3 Sept, collapsed and died A drug suspect collapsed and died at the Teluk Intan police station as he was about to be transferred to the Tapah prison. The detainee was one of 11 suspects who were detained in Hutan Melintang, Bagan Datoh for drug addiction and not having an identity card. 46-year-old Hassan Salib was found unconscious by police when they were about to transfer him to prison Hassan Salip, 46, was found unconscious at 3.45pm by a policeman who was tasked with taking him to the Tapah Prison after he was found guilty in court of not having an identity card and drug abuse. He said the detainee was from Sabak Bernam, Selangor and had been in the lock-up since Sept 3. He said the case has been classified as sudden death and the body has been taken to HTI for a post-mortem today. He said police were investigating the cause of death. Deputy state police chief says Hassan had complained about feeling unwell … [Read more...] about Drug Suspect Dies Just Before Being Transferred To Prison. What Happened?
Yet another detainee died while in police custody today Thanaseelan Muniandy, a 43-year-old man who was under a court remand for burglary from 22 to 25 February was found unconscious in his cell at about 1.50am last night by a sentry at the Bukit Sentosa station, who alerted the officer at the information counter. According to Hulu Selangor Police Chief Supt R. Supramaniam, an ambulance was called in but he was pronounced dead at the scene "He has a history of gastritis and we brought him to the hospital for treatment when he complained of stomach pains. The doctors gave him medicines and we brought him back," Supt Supramaniam was quoted as saying by The Malay Mail Online, adding that the body of the deceased has been sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for post-mortem. Muniandy's post-mortem is scheduled to take place on Monday, 27 February. Meanwhile, the case has been classified as sudden death. Prior to Muniandy, there was another custodial death at a police station in … [Read more...] about Another Man Dies While In Police Custody In Less Than 3 Weeks Time
Police violence against civilians, particularly black men, has once again drawn national scrutiny following the fatal shootings of Terence Crutcher, 40, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 16; Keith Lamont Scott, 43, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 20; and Alfred Olango in San Diego on Tuesday. Protests erupted in Charlotte after Scott’s death, leading to clashes with police officers in riot gear and the death of one man, Justin Carr, 26, who was shot on Thursday during demonstrations in the city. The shootings of Scott and Crutcher, and the police shootings in July of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, have drawn widespread media attention, but they are only a few of the police shootings that have happened this year. Officers have killed more than 700 people in 2016 – though many of those shootings are likely justified – and are on track to shoot as many people in 2016 as they did in 2015, according to The Washington Post. In … [Read more...] about Here are all the police killings since just the beginning of September
The family of Freddie Gray, who died after being critically injured while in police custody, reached a $6.4 million wrongful-death settlement with the city of Baltimore. The agreement resolved civil claims about a week after the first hearing in the criminal case against six police officers, officials said Tuesday. Despite the settlement, the six Baltimore police officers still face criminal charges stemming from Gray’s death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 while he was in the back of a van for transporting prisoners after he was arrested. His death sparked protests, rioting, and unrest that shook Baltimore for days. The proposed payment is larger than that of 120 other lawsuits combined, filed against the police department for alleged brutality and misconduct since 2011, The Baltimore Sun reports. Only six of these exceeded $200,000. It’s also considerably higher than the cap that Gov. Larry Hogan has set for plaintiffs … [Read more...] about The family of the Baltimore black man who died in police custody landed an incredibly rare settlement