Daily Archives: March 20, 2020

2020-03-20: News Headlines

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-03-20). Australia Willing to be the U.S. Policeman in the Pacific. globalresearch.ca The U.S. is ramping up pressure on Australia to support hostilities against China in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Last week in Sydney, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, Arthur Culvahouse, said that "We'll be pushing Australia to expand …

RT (2020-03-20). Two arrested after botched 'Islamist attack' sees car driven into Barcelona airport (PHOTOS). rt.com Police cordoned off a section of Barcelona's El Prat airport after an apparent failed Islamist attack, in which two men drove a car through the terminal building's doors. | The Mossos d'Esquadra, Barcelona's police force, confirmed that two men attempted to storm the Terminal 1 bulking at the El Prat international airport at approximately 5am local time on Friday. | The men made it as far as the food court of the airport, reportedly shouting Islamist slogans, before they were arrested. | Technicians from Spain's bomb squad Tedax were also deployed to investigate the vehicle which was found to not contain any e…

RT (2020-03-20). FBI arrests Pakistani doctor trying to JOIN ISIS & carry out 'lone wolf' attacks in US. rt.com A Pakistani doctor and former employee at a prestigious US medical research center was arrested on terrorism charges after telling FBI informants he sought to join Islamic State, hoping to launch attacks on their behalf. | The 28-year-old doctor, Muhammad Masood, was Masood — who formerly worked as a research coord…

Glen Black (2020-03-19). Armed police arrested hunt saboteurs on 'Unlucky Friday 13th'. thecanary.co Derbyshire Police arrested two hunt saboteurs, sending armed officers to the scene. This isn't the first time sabs in Derbyshire say they've faced over-the-top policing, though, and they claim it's part of an "anti-sab operation".Arrests: Derby Hunt Saboteurs

RT (2020-03-18). Is murder still a crime, though? Philly introduces catch-and-release for looters & drug dealers until coronavirus crisis ends. rt.com Cops in Philadelphia have stopped making arrests for an array of crimes — including drugs, theft and sex work — adopting a catch-and-release policy for the span of the Covid-19 crisis, in what some saw as a step toward anarchy. | The city's (perhaps aptly named) Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw ordered the dramatic policy change on Tuesday, detailed in a memo leaked to local media outlets. Starting on March 17, officers were instructed to only briefly detain those caught committing a laundry list of non-violent offenses, ranging from car and retail theft — which would cover looting — b…

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Australia Willing to be the U.S. Policeman in the Pacific
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-20
The U.S. is ramping up pressure on Australia to support hostilities against China in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Last week in Sydney, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, Arthur Culvahouse, said that "We'll be pushing Australia to expand …
globalresearch.ca/australia-willing-u-s-policeman-pacific/5706800

FBI arrests Pakistani doctor trying to JOIN ISIS & carry out 'lone wolf' attacks in US
rt.com | 2020-03-20
A Pakistani doctor and former employee at a prestigious US medical research center was arrested on terrorism charges after telling FBI informants he sought to join Islamic State, hoping to launch attacks on their behalf. | The 28-year-old doctor, Muhammad Masood, was apprehended by the FBI at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and charged on one count of providing material support to a terrorist organization. | Masood

Two arrested after botched 'Islamist attack' sees car driven into Barcelona airport (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-03-20
Police cordoned off a section of Barcelona's El Prat airport after an apparent failed Islamist attack, in which two men drove a car through the terminal building's doors. | The Mossos d'Esquadra, Barcelona's police force, confirmed that two men attempted to storm the Terminal 1 bulking at the El Prat international airport at approximately 5am local time on Friday. | The men made it as far as the food court of the airport, reportedly shouting Islamist slogans, before they were arrested. | Technicians from Spain's bomb squad Tedax were also deployed to investigate the vehicle which was found to not contain any e…
rt.com/news/483604-barcelona-airport-islamist-attack/

Armed police arrested hunt saboteurs on 'Unlucky Friday 13th'
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2020-03-19
Derbyshire Police arrested two hunt saboteurs, sending armed officers to the scene. This isn't the first time sabs in Derbyshire say they've faced over-the-top policing, though, and they claim it's part of an "anti-sab operation".Arrests: Derby Hunt Saboteurs said that on "Unlucky Friday 13th" March, police including firearms officers pulled over vehicles associated with saboteurs. The group says the police held those present "for a considerable amount of time" while arresting two saboteurs. Anti-hunting group Locals Against t…
thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2020/03/19/armed-police-arrested-hunt-saboteurs-on-unlucky-friday-13th/

Is murder still a crime, though? Philly introduces catch-and-release for looters & drug dealers until coronavirus crisis ends
rt.com | 2020-03-18
Cops in Philadelphia have stopped making arrests for an array of crimes