‘PROSECUTOR FACES NEW CRITICISM OVER NO MENTION OF BROWN BEING UNARMED ‘

#AceWorldNews – FERGUSON – Nov.26 – He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence AP reported. 

And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch – whose impartiality has been questioned since soon after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 – has come under renewed scrutiny since he appeared before television cameras to announce that the grand jury would not indict Wilson.

A defensive McCulloch repeatedly cited what he said were inconsistencies and erroneous witness accounts.

He never mentioned that Brown was unarmed.

#ANS2014 

#impartiality, #indict, #unarmed

‘ NORWEGIAN POLICE WILL BE ARMED FOR FIRST TIME OVER RISK OF TERRORIST ATTACKS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NORWAY – Nov.25 – Norway will give its usually unarmed police force firearms for the next month, AFP reported.

The move comes in response to the “likely” risk of a terrorist attack.

“Uniformed officers on surveillance and intervention duties will carry gun starting today,” Norway’s National Police Directorate said on Tuesday.

The reason has to do with the risk assessment by PST (Norwegian intelligence services), “which indicates that the police and the army are possible targets of terrorist attacks,” according to the statement.

#ANS2014 

#armed, #police, #unarmed