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Illawarra Officers Join Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance


More than 150 motorbikes will depart Kiama on Saturday morning in a show of police solidarity. 

The Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance honours the service and sacrifice of fallen Australian police.

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Lake Illawara Officers Prepare To Remember Service And Sacrifice

Thousands of motorbikes will descend upon the National Police Memorial in Canberra in spring for the annual Wall-to-Wall: Ride for Remembrance.

On September 12, police officers from Australia wide will embark on a special tribute journey across the country honouring the “services and sacrifices” of law enforcement officers to raise money for policing legacy organisations.

This will be the fifth year the southern region of the NSW police force has taken part in the event which was first imagined in 2009 by two officers wanting to honour the lives of their colleagues.

As part of the ride handmade wooden batons are carried by each state or territory’s Police Commissioners which have a hollow centre to carry a document with a list of all the fallen members from that year. 

Read more in Kiama Independent.

Source: www.kiamaindependent.com.au

The Met’s Assistant Commissioner: Fifty Attacks Stopped Since 7/7

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer says up to 50 deadly terror attacks have been foiled since the 7 July bombings a decade ago.

On 7 July 2005, 52 people died when four bombs were detonated in London.

The Met’s Assistant Commissioner, Mark Rowley, said the plots had been different, but all could have resulted in fatalities.

He also accused the so-called Islamic State (IS) of trying to create a “wicked” cult.

Mr Rowley said: “Fifty is the order of the number of plots that have been confronted over the past decade.

Read more on BBC News.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Remembering the 7/7 Terror Attack That Shattered London’s Peace

Ten years on, to fully comprehend the shock of 7/7 on Britain, the wound it inflicted on the country’s psyche, you’ve got to remember the context.

In July 2005 the G8 summit had just opened in Gleneagles in Scotland, and the British government had promised historic help for struggling African nations – a global call to action against poverty.

Hundreds of thousands joined the Make Poverty History marches. In Hyde Park, the optimism-fest Live 8 concert was beamed (it was claimed) to two billion people around the world.

U2 played Beautiful Day. Coldplay followed, and Gwyneth Paltrow sat with adorable baby Apple in the front row as Chris Martin played Bittersweet Symphony with Richard Ashcroft.

There was Elton John, Bill Gates, Dido, REM, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Sting, The Who, Pink Floyd.

At the end, Paul McCartney led 200,000 people in Hey Jude, taking a sad song and making it better.

To top it all off, London won the right to host the 2012 Olympic games.

An almost dreamlike haze of euphoria swept the city. 

And the next day this summer of love was torn apart by hate…

Read the full article in The Age.

Source: www.theage.com.au