Posted by: Chuck | December 11, 2013

The Kiev Crackdown and what did the Sheriff’s deputies do?

Inside the Kiev Crackdown – Metal barricades and buses covered in opposition stickers blocked the streets. Thousands of people wrapped in flags marched in the frosty, smoky air. The nearly three-week anti-government uprisinghad left its traces all around the Ukrainian capital. More pro-E.U. protesters with colorful flags arrived to take shifts around their “duty posts,” the barricades and small camps they built, facing walls of shielded policemen. Some activists were singing the national anthem around improvised open stoves. Others discussed the police attack earlier that night on the office of the INTV opposition channel and speculated about a possible crackdown by the Tiger battalion, famous for its violence.

Ukraine leader slams ‘revolution’ calls in crisis talks – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday slammed opposition calls for revolution as a “threat to national security” as he met his predecessors in a bid to defuse an escalating standoff over a rejected EU pact. Several demonstrators were injured in fresh clashes with police early Tuesday as EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and a top US diplomat arrived in Kiev for talks in a sign of the global concern about the explosive situation.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested in L.A.: What did 18 deputies do? – Roughly three years ago, a man referred to in a federal indictment as “Visitor LF” went to Men’s Central Jail to discuss his inability to visit his brother there. Instead, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly handcuffed him, took him to a break room with no windows or public access, and threw him against a refrigerator.



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