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Google Takes Action Against Revenge Porn

Internet giant Google has announced it will take action against revenge porn by accepting, for the first time, complaints from victims and removing images from its search results.

This week, The Advertiser revealed more than 400 Adelaide women and teenagers had been exposed by a US-based website that had made their nude photos – both revenge porn and stolen – online.

Many of those affected, including football legend Graham Cornes’ daughter, Amy, have reported the matter to SA Police, who are investigating.

The user who posted the images claims they “cannot be stopped” because the site is based overseas, but police say Australians who supply images to the site can and will be arrested.

The database of images has since spread to three other websites and expanded to include faked and Photoshopped images of a pornographic nature.

Yesterday, Channel Seven’s Sunrise program apologised for “victim blaming” those affected in a Facebook post that failed to consider the fact the images had been stolen and posted without permission.

Read more in The Advertiser.

Source: www.adelaidenow.com.au

Crime and Corruption Commission Will Not Investigate Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller

The opposition referred the Queensland police minister to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) earlier this month after she phoned a man who made harassment and forgery claims against Labor MP Rick Williams.

“The CCC has determined it is in the public interest to confirm it will not proceed with an investigation,” a statement issued on Thursday read.

The corruption body said its jurisdiction with regards to elected officials is limited to when one is accused of doing something that constitutes a criminal offence.

The minister had told state parliament she phoned the man because her natural instinct to help others is “strong and overwhelming”.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk downplayed her minister’s actions as an error of judgment: “It will not happen again,” she told parliament.

The Queensland Police Service said it acknowledged the CCC’s determination and would not be acting upon the opposition’s referral of Ms Miller either.

Read more on 7 News.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com

Canadian Teen’s Phone Finder App Leads To His Murder

A Canadian teen was gunned down at the weekend after using a mobile-phone tracking app to find his lost device.

Police from the city of London in the Canadian state of Ontario say Jeremy Cook, 18, had accidentally left his smartphone in a taxi.

He used a tracking app to trace the phone to a car park behind a strip mall in the city’s north.

Police say exactly what happened is still being pieced together.

Read more on News.com.

Source: www.news.com.au

Northern Territory Police and Insurance Company Expecting Spike In Crime Across Darwin

Crime Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch are expecting a spike in break-ins during the upcoming school holidays, as insurance company TIO begs its policy holders to tighten security around their homes.

Property crime rates have soared recently, with a 72 per cent increase in the first quarter of the year. Car thefts are also up 29 per cent.

NT Police Senior Constable Tracy-Dale Middleton said many people were not even taking basic precautions.

Opposition Leader Michael Gunner laid the blame for the spike in property crime on the Government’s failure to deliver a promised 150 new police.

Read more in the Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Long Beach Police Officer Shot By Fellow Cop In Attempted Murder During Gunfire Exchange

A Long Beach police officer wounded during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect was shot by a fellow officer, police officials said Wednesday.

Investigators determined that a bullet recovered from the wounded officer came from the weapon of another officer, who was shooting at 31-year-old Eric Arroyo on Sunday at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of East Artesia Boulevard, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The officer’s injuries were not life-threatening. He was not identified.

Investigators said additional ballistic evidence showed that Arroyo shot at more than one officer, and police said they still planned to present a case to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for a possible charge of attempted murder of a police officer.

Read more in Los Angeles Times.

Source: www.latimes.com

Drugs Involved In Darwin Shooting: Police

Northern Territory police have confirmed that drugs were involved in the fatal shooting of a Darwin man.

Fabian Brock, 25, was shot in the head while behind the wheel of a car on Union Terrace near Lee Point at 2.30am on Saturday.

One man known to Mr Brock has been arrested over that revenge attack during a raid on a home in Palmerston on Monday night.

During the raid, police arrested a second man, seized four guns, half a kilo of cannabis and a car they believe was involved in Mr Brock’s shooting.

Read more in Herald Sun.

Source: www.heraldsun.com.au

Nazi Memorabilia Finds Increasing, Queensland Police Say

A senior Queensland police officer says there has been an increase in Nazi items seized during raids across the state.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from Taskforce Maxima said flags were the most common neo-Nazi items discovered.

The most extreme example, he said, was when a Cooktown shed raided during a drug probe was found to be a makeshift shrine to the Third Reich.

Detective Inspector Smith said the 48-year-old owner was a “self-proclaimed white supremacist” with a large swastika tattoo on his head.

“His house had Nazi paraphernalia through it, other sheds on the property had swastikas all over it. His front shed had gargoyles on fence posts with swastikas,” he said.

Despite the man being a white supremacist, police allege he was selling drugs to the local indigenous community.

Read more in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au

Police Form Strike Force Night Walker To Tackle Crime

The Lachlan Area Command have formed a strike force to deal with the recent spike in break and enters in the Forbes area.

Strike force Night Walker became operational two weeks ago, and has already led to the arrest of one person. 

Acting Local Area Commander Nick Weyland, said Night Walker is the command’s “reactive response” to the recent spate of crime. 

Source: www.forbesadvocate.com.au

Canberra’s String of Armed Robberies Triggers Police Warning: We Will Hunt You Down

Police have a message for the offenders behind a string of violent armed robberies across the capital: we will hunt you down.

Canberra workers confronted by violent robbers in recent weeks could face lasting psychological impacts including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, Victims of Crime says.

Police are hunting multiple offenders after more than a dozen armed robberies, most at small businesses, throughout the ACT since the start of May.

Victims have had machetes held to their throats, cuts slashed on their arms and syringes waved in their faces.

ACT Victims of Crime commissioner John Hinchey said the agency had received extra calls related to armed robberies and while some victims recovered quickly, others were deeply distressed.

“The trauma symptoms following an armed robbery may not manifest for some time but could include anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder,” he said.

Read more in Sydney Morning Herald.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Britain’s Dumbest Criminals Try To Hide Stolen Vehicle In Police Station Car Park

Two crooks have been branded ‘Britain’s dumbest criminals’ after they tried to hide a stolen Mercedes in a police station car park.

Officers watched as the bungling pair drove the vehicle into the entrance of an underground compound at Middleton Police Station in the early hours of the morning.

The offenders fled when they pulled up at the security gates and couldn’t get inside.

The comic caper unfolded shortly before 2am on Friday morning, June 12.

Two men have since been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

After the incident, GMP Heywood and Middleton posted a ‘Britain’s Dumbest Criminal Alert’ on their Facebook page: “In the early hours of Friday 12th June 2015 a burglary occurred in the Eccles area of Salford, during the course of which a motor vehicle was stolen.

Read more in Manchester Evening News.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk