Police Try To Block Access To US Porn Site Featuring Nude Images Of Australian Women

South Australian police are trying to block access from Australia to a US website featuring nude images of Australian women.

Electronic Crime Section boss Barry Blundell says police have received reports in relation to the site and are speaking with the federal communication authorities to have access from Australia blocked.

He says attempts are also being made to track down people in Australia who might have illegally posted images on the site.

But Senior Sergeant Blundell told ABC radio on Wednesday that local police are powerless to have the site shut down or to have images removed.

Source: www.sbs.com.au

Tasmania Police Chase Down Suspected Car Thieves

Three suspected car thieves were apprehended after Tasmania Police chased them down through the streets of North Hobart this afternoon.

The trio was allegedly seen dumping a stolen white Subaru sportswagon in Pitt St.

Police had been on the lookout for those responsible for stealing the car from Harrington St earlier in the day.

Up to seven police cars attended the scene and a large crowd of onlookers gathered on the North Hobart strip while officers apprehended three young men aged in their teens or early 20s.

Source: www.adelaidenow.com.au

NT Police Search For ‘Vigilante’

Northern Territory police are looking for a man they believe was involved in a revenge attack over the fatal shooting of a Darwin man.

Police are seeking Alfred Walker, 40, over an incident that occurred on Saturday night.

It followed the death that morning of Fabian Brock, 25 who was shot in the head while behind the wheel of his car.

“We’d like to speak to Mr Walker in relation to taking matters into his own hands” and seeking retribution over Mr Brock’s death, detective Acting Superintendent Lee Morgan told reporters on Wednesday.

“He’s pretty difficult to locate which is why we’ve gone public, to encourage him to come forward.”

Police believe Mr Walker is still in the Darwin area.

It is believed that on Saturday night Mr Walker and Shayne Robert Mulhall, 33, visited a Palmerston home and threatened its occupants over Mr Brock’s shooting.

During a raid on Monday night police arrested Mulhall, who appeared in the Darwin Magistrates Court on Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, going armed in public and unlawfully entering a home.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com

Snow Chains On Cars, Mountain Region Police’s Top Priority

Police are targeting drivers heading to the region’s ski resorts with snow chain compliance of particular concern.

It’s been a slow start to the ski season with little snowfall at Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.

But Senior Sergeant Doug Incoll, of Bright police, said officers were preparing for the influx of vehicles and is warning motorists to follow the rules.

“Over the past few years chain enforcement has been a high priority for police,” he said.

Read more in The Border Mail.

Source: www.bordermail.com.au

Domestic Violence Court Could Help Victims Recover: Families ACT Forum

Creating a specialised domestic violence court focusing on victim welfare could help address the “most important social issue in Australia”, an ACT forum has heard.

About 40 people working at the coalface tackling domestic violence shared their knowledge at the Families ACT forum on Tuesday in a bid to identify good practice.

Families ACT executive officer Will Mollison said often victims didn’t get the support they needed when it reached the legal system with measures like restraining orders sometimes escalating violence.

“If you view domestic violence through the lens of a control issue sometimes that can cause it to escalate,” he said.

“In extreme cases we see the tragic consequences where women are killed when they try to protect themselves.”

ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey, Australian Federal Police Jo Cameron, Domestic Violence Crisis Service executive director Mirjana Wilson and YWCA Canberra CEO Frances Crimmins were on the forum’s panel.

Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Local Parents Seek To Empower Children In the Face of Stranger Danger

Northern Territory parents are asking self-defence experts to teach their kids how to protect themselves following a spate of suspicious approaches to children by men in cars.

Two children were encouraged into two different cars outside Parap Primary and Dripstone Middle School, and there was a third case where a Darwin Middle school student was followed and beeped at.

Krav Maga instructor Adam Gulla said he had noticed a rise in parents asking him to teach their children about self-defence.

Read more in Perth Now.

Source: www.perthnow.com.au

Killing of St. Albert Mountie Prompts Sweeping Review of Bail Process In Alberta

The Alberta government has launched a sweeping review of its bail hearings practices after a repeat offender with violent criminal history shot and killed a St. Albert Mountie in January.

The report into the involvement of the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service with gunman Shawn Rehn recommends a further comprehensive review consider who may conduct bail hearings and in what circumstances, what information should be provided in bail packages prepared by police, and how best to ensure accuracy and availability of information, among other issues.

“We need to know if an improved bail process can respect people’s rights, but at the same time, better protect our communities and police,” Justice Minister Kathleeen Ganley said Tuesday after the 49-page report was released.

Read more in Vancouver Sun.

Source: www.vancouversun.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

Police Lives Matter – Heartwarming Gesture Lifts Spirits Of Louisiana Officer

New Orleans, LA – Nine-year-old Jayden Witsell’s been obsessed with law enforcement for as long as his mom can remember.

“Always, always, his first Halloween costume, he was three. He wanted to be a police officer,” said Angelique Witsell.

Jayden’s daily attire consists of dark pants, shoes, police pins and a belt. On his belt, he sports a fake radio, handcuffs and a security badge. It’s as close to the real thing as he can do for now.

Still, Jayden wanted to find a way to show all law enforcement how much he respects them.

See more on Fox Carolina.

Source: www.foxcarolina.com

New Car Search Powers For NT Police To Focus On Ice And Other Drugs

Under new proposed legislation, the NT Police will be able to search cars on declared “drug transit routes” in an attempt to staunch the flow of ice.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Adam Giles announced the proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act, which would permit police to declare main arterial roads such as the Stuart, Barkly or Victoria Highways drug transit routes for 14 days, and then stop and search cars they suspect of carrying drugs without a warrant.

Read more at 9 News.

Source: www.9news.com.au

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