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Video: RAW: Moment plane crashes into tree in US parking lot caught on CCTV

CCTV video has emerged of a small plane crashing into a tree in a parking lot in Plainville, Connecticut on Monday morning. The 79-year-old...

Police identify Parsons Green terrorism suspect from CCTV – Sky sources

Published time: 15 Sep, 2017 14:09 Edited time: 15 Sep, 2017 16:33 Police sources say...

Video: Where’s My Cut? Burglars fail to open ATM with circular saw (CCTV)

Three men with sawn-off hunting rifles enter a grocery store in Russia, threatening the cashiers and attempting to open a cash machine with a...

London acid attack caught on CCTV as police hunt for suspect (VIDEO)

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 11:48 Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 14:27 Police have released...

Virgin release CCTV proving Jeremy Corbyn told the truth about ‘Traingate’

Published time: 23 Aug, 2017 15:12 Newly released footage appears to prove Jeremy Corbyn did...

Video: CCTV: Moment police officer kills Surgut knife attacker caught on cam (GRAPHIC)

A CCTV video has emerged online showing what appears to be a suspected knife attacker being chased by an armed policeman in the Siberian...

CCTV to be mandatory in all English slaughterhouses – govt

Published time: 12 Aug, 2017 09:03 Slaughterhouses in England will be mandatorily fitted with CCTV...

Video: Horrific plane crash on California freeway captured on CCTV

Shocking videos of a plane crashing into a California freeway and bursting into a ball of fire have been released by John Wayne Airport....

Fatal Florida plane crash caught on CCTV (VIDEO)

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 23:14 One person has died and another injured after a plane...

Video: GRAPHIC: Moment of terror attack on Iranian parliament captured on CCTV

Video footage has emerged of the recent attack on the Iranian parliament, showing gunmen storming the building and people in the visitors' hall fleeing...

Video: CCTV: Manila casino attacker’s last moments as he enters casino, sets it on...

CCTV footage released by police on Sunday showed the Resorts World Manila attacker moving through the building starting fires, setting gambling tables alight ... Via...

CCTV footage released of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi (VIDEO)

Published time: 2 Jun, 2017 12:31 Police have released CCTV stills and footage taken of...

Video: CCTV cam: Moment of blast in central Baghdad, at least 10 killed, dozens...

Iraqi officials say a car bombing at a popular ice cream shop in Baghdad killed at least 10 and wounded dozens. Hospital and police...

CCTV fitter hid cameras in customers’ homes to spy on them having sex

A man has been jailed for setting up CCTV cameras in people’s homes to spy...

Video: CCTV cam: Armed militants launch deadly attack on National Guard base in Chechnya

Six Russian servicemen have been killed and several more injured in a militant attack on a Russian National Guard base in the Chechen Republic....

CCTV captures sex attacker stalking woman, dragging her to ground in attempted rape (VIDEO)

Published time: 17 Mar, 2017 15:14 A man who stalked a woman before pouncing on her...

CCTV mixed with bulk data collection increases threat to privacy – watchdog

Mass data collection and the proliferation of CCTV vastly increase the risk of citizens being...

UKIP canvasser caught on CCTV urinating on voter’s fence (VIDEO)

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) was forced to apologize after one of its canvassers was caught on CCTV urinating on an elderly woman’s property...

Love-rival neighbors jailed after ‘knife duel’ caught on CCTV (VIDEO)

Two love-rival neighbors armed with knives have been jailed after being caught on camera dueling...

Video: CCTV: 6yo Chinese boy struggles to steal car, fails, runs back to mommy

A surveillance camera captured the harrowing scene of a boy, unattended, driving his family car in a parking garage in south China's Guangdong Province...

Man stabbed repeatedly in shocking CCTV footage released by Manchester Police (VIDEO)

Police in Manchester have released CCTV footage of a vicious stabbing that took place in...

Video: CCTV: Truck loses control & plows into roadside houses in China

Five people were killed and three others injured after a truck plowed into residential buildings in northwest China. The accident happened around noon when...

CCTV footage of violent arrest that led to firing of 3 officers finally released...

Video footage of the controversial incident that led to the firing of three Massachusetts officers has...

Video: Moment of Izmir blast caught on CCTV cam

An explosion went off outside Izmir courthouse in western Turkey. At least 10 people are said to be injured in the blast, Reuters cites...

Video: Istanbul nightclub gunman shooting at people caught on CCTV (GRAPHIC)

WARNING: You may find the video disturbing as it contains scenes of violence and murder A horrendous video has emerged online, showing an attacker...

Video: Suspects leaving scene after setting homeless man on fire in Berlin (CCTV footage)

READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/7yzm The suspects accused of setting a homeless person on fire in the Berlin underground have been identified as refugees from ... Via...

E-cigarette explodes in man’s pocket near pram, dramatic CCTV footage shows (VIDEO)

Fire services have released CCTV footage of the dramatic moment an e-cigarette battery exploded in...

Disturbing CCTV footage shows father-of-two stabbed 10 times in unprovoked attack (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Police are appealing for information after a 50-year-old man was stabbed 10 times in a...

Video: Moment of deadly attack on Christian cathedral in Cairo caught on CCTV

At least 25 people, mostly women and children, were killed, and 49 others injured in an explosion near Cairo's Coptic Christian Cathedral. RT LIVE...

CCTV footage shows woman kidnapped and forced into van by gang (VIDEO)

Distressing CCTV footage has emerged showing a woman being kidnapped and forced into a van...

Dramatic CCTV Footage

The Last Refuge September 24, 2016 Dramatic home security footage as three armed attackers break down the door to a home. Moments later the armed female resident fights...

Video: Stuffing the box! Russian parliament election fraud caught on CCTV

CCTV footage shows people committing election fraud in Russian cities during the State Duma elections. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO ... Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Alleged moment of Manhattan explosion, NYC

A CCTV footage has emerged online, allegedly showing the exact moment of the Manhattan explosion which injured at least 29 people. RT LIVE ... Via...

CCTV camera captures alleged moment of Manhattan explosion (VIDEO)

A CCTV footage has emerged online, allegedly showing the exact moment of the Manhattan explosion which...

Video: Russian CCTV: Man saves kitten stranded in the middle of busy highway

Kitten stranded in front of oncoming traffic on a Kaliningrad highway. In total, the little cat spent four minutes in the middle of the...

CCTV footage shows sickening hunting knife attack in London (VIDEO)

Metropolitan Police have released CCTV footage of an attacker using a hunting knife to slash the face of man in west London. In dramatic footage...

Video: Graphic: High-speed head-on collision involving govt car caught on CCTV in Moscow

A high-speed head-on collision between a BMW government car and a Mercedes was caught on CCTV. According to police, the Mercedes unexpectedly ... Via Youtube

Video: Nerve-shredding CCTV: US officer pulls man from rail tracks moments before train arrival

Footage released by NJ Transit shows US police officer pull man from rail tracks moments before train arrives at the station. READ MORE: on.rt.com/7nv5...

Video: Worth the risk? Cost-cutting means CCTV cameras to be scrapped from London’s tourist...

Amid the growing fears of terrorist attacks across Europe, the British government has taken an unexpected step by deciding to remove dozens of CCTV...

Axing CCTV in London a ‘crazy idea,’ counter-terrorism expert tells RT

Former counter-terrorism detective David Videcette has blasted a central London council’s plans to scrap CCTV...

Video: CCTV: Moment of deadly bomb blast in Pakistan, over 70 reported dead

Casualties from a terrorist attack in Baluchistan, Pakistan, have risen to at least 70, with some media reporting as many as 93 casualties and...

Video: Driver catapults man 15 ft into air, attacks again in hit and run...

Police have released “distressing” CCTV footage of a man being thrown 15ft into the air after being struck by a car in Norfolk. Courtesy:...

Video: Bosporus Bridge horror: Deadly clashes in failed Turkey coup attempt captured on CCTV

New footage of the bloodbath captured on CCTV cameras from multiple angles reveals the true horror that unfolded on the Bosphorus Bridge on the...

French government orders destruction of Nice attack CCTV footage to prevent leaks

An urgent legal requisition was sent to a urban supervision center in Nice on Wednesday, July 20. The Parquet stated a desire to "avoid...

Video: Airstrikes, tanks roving streets: Dramatic moments of Turkey coup attempt (CCTV footage compilation)

Dramatic moments of Turkey coup attempt in new CCTV footage compilation show airstrikes & blasts near presidential palace as well as tanks roving streets...

Man throwing bag of rotten pork at mosque in London caught on CCTV ...

Shocking footage of a man throwing a bag of rotten pork meat at a mosque in North London has been released by police. Police in...

Video: CCTV Footage: Istanbul airport attacker frantically looks for victims

CCTV footage has caught one of the attackers at Istanbul Ataturk Airport smashing his rifle on the floor in frustration over being unable to...

Video: GRAPHIC: Moment blast goes off at Ataturk airport in Istanbul (CCTV footage)

CCTV footage showing one of the two deadly explosions that took the lives of at least 10 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has emerged...

Video: GRAPHIC: Police shoot Istanbul Ataturk airport attacker before he detonates himself (CCTV)

At least 50 killed, 100+ injured in blasts at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. CCTV captured police shooting airport attacker before he detonated himself. COURTESY: ... Via...

Video: Spectacular giant fireball flaring over US caught on dashcams & CCTV

A meteor flashing in the night skies of the US just before 1 a.m. Tuesday was caught on dashcams of police cars in Plattsburgh...

Video: CCTV: Polish train driver rockets through cars to warn passengers of inevitable crash

Polish train driver managed to warn his passengers to brace themselves just moments before they collided with a truck at a railway crossing. None...

Florida cop arrested, fired for repeatedly hitting handcuffed woman in shocking CCTV footage (VIDEO)

A Florida police officer has been charged with battery and was fired from his position after...

Video: CCTV: Train collides with tour bus on railway crossing in Thailand, several dead...

Three people were killed and at least 30 were injured after a train collided with a tour bus on a railway crossing in the...

Video: Actual CCTV footage of Brussels attacks ‘man in hat’ suspect

Belgium's federal police have released on YouTube the actual CCTV footage of suicide bombers from last week's airport attack. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air ... Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Toddler hit by car in China, escapes with minor injuries

A child was squatting on the ground after a woman let him standing alone in front of the bus station. A moment later, the...

Video: Flydubai plane crash FIRST VIDEO: Moment Boeing-737 crashes in Rostov-on-Don caught on CCTV

Flydubai flight FZ981 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 62 passengers and crew on board. The flight was en...

Video: CCTV: Moment of suicide blast in central Istanbul

At least five people, including the attacker, have been killed, and at least 36 others wounded after a suicide bombing rocked the main shopping...

Shooting by gang in Brixton caught on CCTV (VIDEO)

Footage of a shooting in Tulse Hill, Brixton, in South London, has been released by...

Video: CCTV Footage: Man slams Syrian child refugee to ground

Local governor in Izmir, Turkey is calling for the arrest of the man seen in the video slamming the child to the ground. The...

Video: CCTV footage: Moto rider with child narrowly escapes death under truck wheels in...

CCTV footage shows a motorcycle driver with his 5 year old daughter being knocked down by a 20-meter-long truck waiting at the traffic lights...

Video: CCTV footage: Truck hits tricycle at crossroads, driver seriously injured

A CCTV footage shows a truck hitting a tricycle at a crossroads in Huai'an, China, on Tuesday. The tricycle driver was injured and is...

Video: CCTV: Moment of Ankara blast caught on security camera

At least 28 people have been killed nad 61 injured in a car explosion in Ankara, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister said. The blast happened...

Video: CCTV Footage: Moment 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan

Southern Taiwan was hit was hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Saturday, with heavy damage reported. Read More: http://on.rt.com/73r4 ... Via Youtube

Video: *Graphic*: CCTV footage of brutal hit-and-run in Brighton, UK

Footage released Tuesday by Sussex Police captured the moment of an alleged hit-and-run incident in the seaside resort of Brighton. COURTESY: RT's ... Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Egyptian migrant prevents robbery at supermarket in Italy

A 29-year-old Egyptian migrant prevented a robber from stealing from a cashier at a supermarket in Turin, on January 12. According to footage taken...

Video: CCTV: Gas explosion devastates restaurant in Mexico City

At least eight people have been injured by an explosion in Mexico City, according to the city's ambulance service. The city's mayor, Miguel Angel...

Video: CCTV Footage: Scooter crashes into oncoming car in China

Electric bicycle crashes into car in east China village Langxi County, Xuancheng City, Anhui Province, east China. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Passenger train smashes truck on rail crossing

A train smashed into a truck at a rail crossing in Frydek Mistek in Czech Republic. None of train passengers was injured in the...

Video: CCTV: Landslide causing house crash onto road in China

CCTV is showing a building crashing down because of a sudden landslide in Guizhou Province, southwest China. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Truck tips over & rams into traffic in China

CCTV cam records moment truck flips over & crashed into 4 vehicles Liupanshui City, southwest China. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Moment of explosion at Bayrampasa station in Istanbul

An explosion near a subway station in the Bayrampasa district of Istanbul has reportedly left at least one person dead and five more injured....

Video: CCTV footage: Student shot in stomach while stopping armed robbery [GRAPHIC]

Peter Gold, a 25 yo student, was shot in the stomach in New Orleans after stopping his car to come to the aid of...

Video: CCTV: Disguised Israeli commandos raid hospital to detain Palestinian stabbing suspect

Israeli security service operatives infiltrated a hospital in the Palestinian West Bank on Thursday, killing a bystander while attempting to detain a suspect who...

Video: CCTV: Palestinian woman stabs guard amid checkpoint chat

An Israeli security guard has been injured in the West Bank in the latest stabbing incident. A Palestinian woman who attacked the guard was...

Video: CCTV footage: Truck looting gang in action in S. Italy

The State Police of Bari issued an arrest order for a group of perpetrators who committed series of thefts and robberies on a highway...

Video: CCTV: Palestinian man rams car into bus stop, then attacks pedestrians with machete-like...

Israeli police released footage on Tuesday showing a Palestinian man in Jerusalem ramming his vehicle into pedestrians and then getting out and attacking ... Via...

Video: CCTV: Boy steps aside seconds before car slams into same place

Courtesy: Dmitry Marchenko http://vk.com/planetperfecto Miracles really do happen, this incident proves. Check out how a little boy in the Crimean capital of ... Via Youtube

Video: CCTV: Huge glass panel falls inches from super-lucky Saudi stroller

A Saudi man can consider himself the luckiest man on Earth after a huge glass panel fell from a great height and landed just...

Video: CCTV footage: NYPD officer slams tennis star James Blake

Surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department shows officer James Frascatore ambushing US tennis star James Blake in what appears to ... Via...

Video: CCTV Footage: Motorcyclist engulfed in flames as his mobile phone turns into fireball

An Indian motorcyclist's phone exploded after he placed it on his vehicle while stopping at a petrol station to refuel it in Hyderabad. COURTESY:...

Video: FIRST VIDEO: Moment of Bangkok bomb explosion caught on CCTV

A motorcycle bomb has exploded in a commercial and tourist center in Thailand's capital Bangkok, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than...

Video: CCTV: Crane crushes a sidewalk, passers-by run for their lives

Shocking footage of a crane crushing a sidewalk in the western Netherlands has emerged, showing passersby narrowly escaping death. About 20 people were ... Via...

Video: CCTV Footage: Homemade bomb hurled at ex-Brazilian President’s foundation

Attackers hurled a homemade bomb from a car at the foundation of ex-Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Sao Paolo. The Lula...

Video: CCTV: Chilean man plummets 17 floors and survives

23yo Sebastian Reyes fell from the 17th floor and survived in Rancagua, Chile, on June 20. After miraculously surviving he returned to the site...

Video: CCTV: Moment drug lord ‘El Chapo’ escapes maximum security prison in Mexico

Video shows Mexican drug kingpin escaping maximum security jail - READ MORE http://on.rt.com/bh7hld RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Video: CCTV Footage: Moment when train derails in Mumbai

At least 5 people were injured after a train that had departed from Bhayandar derailed at Mumbai's Churchgate station on Sunday, as shown by...

Video: CCTV footage: Heavy shelling hits Donetsk train station

Three shells could be seen and heard falling near a railway station in the Kievskiy district of Donetsk on Monday evening. CCTV footage at...

Put CCTV in EVERY home: Householders should help us trap burglars, says Scotland Yard...

Homeowners should consider fitting CCTV to trap burglars, the country’s most senior police officer declared yesterday. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said police forces needed more crime...

City of London police get power to tap into CCTV

City of London police are to trial a new technology that allows officers to receive CCTV film in real time - an innovation used...

CCTV footage ‘disappeared’ after the Hillsborough football disaster

Sadie Robinson CCTV footage from the Hillsborough disaster disappeared from the stadium, a jury has heard. Some 96 Liverpool football fans died as a result of...

CCTV Captures Driver Beaten Viciously by Cops During Routine Traffic Stop

A young man left with severe facial injuries after a brutal beating by Nassau County Police Department (NYPD) officers during a routine traffic stop...

Schools use CCTV to spy on teachers

Schools are using CCTV cameras designed to keep pupils safe to spy on teachers, it has been claimed. Teachers are being subjected to “permanent surveillance”,...

CCTV shows News of the World staff hiding evidence from police

CCTV footage broadcast in the  Old Bailey yesterday showed News of the World staff allegedly hiding potentially damaging evidence before police arrived at Mr and...

Navy Yard False Flag Massacre – FULL CCTV Footage

On September 16th 2013, the FBI alleges that a lone "disgruntled employee," who has also been labeled a "conspiracy theorist" for his belief that he was being targeted by mood-altering ELF (Extra Low Frequency) waves, brought a shotgun onto a highly...

Diana Crash CCTV Operator: Footage ‘Rounded Up & Destroyed’

Donal MacIntyreSunday ExpressSeptember 15, 2013 A Sunday Express investigation has revealed that film footage of Diana's...

Smashing State Surveillance: Group Breaks CCTV Cameras on the Street

A group of German anarchists have inspired other radicals to take a direct action approach to surveillance cameras: smash them. As Salon’s Natasha Lennard notes,...

Police Refuse to Remove Illegal CCTV Cameras

Police in Hertfordshire, UK, have refused to remove controversial automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras.

UK has a CCTV for every 11 people

Britain has a CCTV camera for every 11 people, a security industry report disclosed, as privacy campaigners criticized the growth of the Å“surveillance state”....

Civil Liberties and CCTV Camera Surveillance. Landmark Court Decision in Australia

Image by lonely radio Last week (2nd May), in the midst of Privacy Awareness Week , an Australian campaigner, Adam Bonner won a landmark decision...

Big Brother Spends £100K On Ineffective CCTV

Civil liberties campaigners have hit out at Swindon Council’s plan to link CCTV cameras across the town centre in a £100k bid to combat crime and disorder.

CCTV Punch Attacks: Michael Ayoade Jailed

A man who punched a teenage girl and a female student, leaving them unconscious on the ground, has been jailed for four years.

Michael Ayoade, 35, was caught on CCTV staging the random attacks in Plaistow, east London.

In the second attack on November 13 last year, he jogged up behind a 16-year-old girl in the High Street and punched her in the head. The teenager fell to the ground, breaking three of her teeth.

A year earlier, Ayoade punched a university student in the side of the head at Plaistow tube station. His victim, Daniella Montieth, was taken to hospital with a broken tooth.

Passing sentence at Inner London Crown Court, Judge Roger Chapple said Ayoade, of Greengate Street, Plaistow, had launched "vicious, unprovoked attacks on young, lone females".

He said: "These images are indeed worth many thousands of words. The footage captures graphically the shocking violence of these attacks.

"In both cases there was but one blow. In the case of (the 16-year-old) it can plainly be seen from the CCTV footage that the force behind the blow was massive.

"The ferocity of the blow that you struck to her after running up behind her with full force was truly shocking.

"In both cases the force of the blow was such as to render the victims unconscious albeit mercifully not for long."

Ayode, who is originally from Nigeria, followed the teenager for 800m before attacking her.

Prosecutor Joel Smith told the court Ayoade said she had "looked at him in a rude way" and that he could not go through the rest of the day having taken "an insult from a little person like that".

Ayode, who was arrested shortly after the attack, admitted two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and one of possessing cannabis after a bag of the drug was found at his home.

Defending, Gillian Frost said Ayoade, who had smoked three or four cannabis joints and drunk a cup of vodka before attacking the teenager, had not wanted to cause more serious harm to either woman.

He was jailed for four years for the attack on the teenager and 19 months for punching the student, although the two sentences will run concurrently.

There was no separate penalty for the cannabis charge.

MP Calls For More CCTV Cameras

A scrapped surveillance project which unfairly targeted Muslims in Birmingham should be reinstated, according to Labour MP for Perry Barr, Khalid Mahmood.

Tenerife beheading: Court shown CCTV footage

The daughters of a British woman beheaded in a shop in Tenerife have seen horrific CCTV footage as it played out in court. Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, was viciously stabbed and decapitated with a nine-inch carving knife in the popular resort of Los Cr...

Woman and toddler hit-and-run CCTV released

Police have released video of the moment a woman and toddler were sent flying in a hit-and-run in an effort to track the driver and the car. The CCTV footage shows the 42-year-old driving instructor and her three-year-old nephew crossing the road on D...

James Bulger murder 20 years on: CCTV which shook Britain

It was a grainy CCTV image that appeared to show an innocent scene of a toddler walking hand-in-hand with a child.

But what the pictures in fact revealed turned out to be every parent's worst nightmare.

As James Bulger was led through the Strand shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside, on February 12 1993, there was nothing to hint at the dreadful murder he would later suffer.

Moments earlier he had been seen on cameras walking with his mother Denise Bulger, now known as Denise Fergus.

Although occasionally dropping a few steps back, he followed his mother into a shop.

A short time later he was seen leaving alone, with his mother in pursuit soon after.

But instead of finding her son wandering nearby, it soon became apparent that James was missing.

The next day, his parents, Denise and Ralph, made an emotional appeal for help as detectives released CCTV images that would shock the nation.

They revealed the terrible reality that James had been abducted - by a child.

For reasons that are still unknown, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, then aged 10, had led the toddler out of the shopping centre.

Shocking details of James's torture would later emerge during the trial.

The two boys, who were truanting from school, walked James around the streets of Liverpool for more than two miles, stopping occasionally to kick and punch him.

They told adults who intervened that he was their brother.

After taking him to a nearby railway line, they left his body on the tracks in the hope it would be destroyed by a train.

The toddler had been splattered with blue paint and his battered head lay surrounded by a pile of bricks.

His body was found two days later by children playing on a freight railway line - 200 yards from Walton Lane police station, Liverpool, and more than two miles from the Strand shopping centre.

Chilling: James Bulger is led through the Strand shopping centre in Bootle Merseyside hours before his murder  …

Days later Venables and Thompson were arrested in connection with the murder of James, and later charged.

They were the youngest to be charged with murder in the 20th century.

In November that year, they were convicted following a 17-day trial at Preston Crown Court and ordered to be detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, the normal substitute sentence for life imprisonment when the offender is a juvenile.

Haunting: The section of Merseyside railway where James Bulger died (PA)Trial judge Mr Justice Morland told the pair they had committed a crime of "unparalleled evil and barbarity".

As shadow home secretary in 1993, future prime minister Tony Blair described the murder as "a hammer blow against the sleeping conscience of the nation".

Some 17 years later the country was awoken once again when Venables was returned to custody after allegedly breaching the terms of his release.

But details of his alleged crime were slow to emerge.

He had been controversially freed from prison in 2001 with a new identity, along with Thompson.

When they were released they were considered to be at serious risk of revenge attacks.

Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, of the High Court Family Division, made an unprecedented court order banning publication of any information which could lead to the revelation of their new identities.

It was the court injunction preventing Venables's identification which meant details of the alleged breach were not immediately released.

The Ministry of Justice said the 27-year-old had been returned to custody "following a breach of licence conditions", adding: "There is a worldwide injunction in place that prohibits any reporting, including reporting on the internet, that could identify him or his location."

The Government faced growing calls to provide more information, including from the toddler's mother, Denise Fergus.

She said: "I am sick of them closing doors in my face. It's about time they started telling me what I think I should know. As James's mother I have a right to know."

But then-justice secretary Jack Straw said revealing further details would not be in the interests of justice.

Information about Venables's alleged crime could have led to his identification, putting Mr Straw in contempt of court.

The Attorney General's department issued a warning about the danger of publishing details which might make a fair trial impossible.

Tragic: James Bulger is buried by his father on March 1 1993 (PA)

Lady Butler-Sloss herself stressed "the enormous importance of protecting his anonymity now and if he is released because those who wanted to kill him in 2001 are likely to be out there now".

Meanwhile, Mr Straw told the Commons: "If any offender on a life licence is charged with a serious further offence, a thorough review of the supervision must be carried out."

It later emerged a psychiatric assessment of Venables compiled prior to his release said he posed only a "trivial" risk to the public.

The account, seen by The Times newspaper, reportedly formed part of the legal case for Venables's release under a new identity.

On April 16 prosecutors were handed a police file over the allegations against Venables.

Despite news reports alleging he had been found with child sex abuse images on his computer, ministers were still only confirming that he faced "serious allegations".

It was not until June 21 2010, after a judge at the Old Bailey lifted media restrictions, that it could be reported Venables had been charged with downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

He was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to the charges and in 2011 he was refused parole.

Venables is expected to make a renewed bid for parole later this year.

Cregan trial: CCTV shown of Grenade attack

A jury has heard that one of Dale Cregan's alleged victims was chased through his house and shot repeatedly, before a grenade was thrown at him causing "devastating" injuries. The evidence emerged at Preston Crown Court, where Cregan is also facing ch...

Safe sex students ‘in CCTV romp’

An investigation is under way at one of the country's leading universities after students were alleged to have been caught having intercourse on camera during a safe sex ball. The University of Exeter's students' guild has begun to look into the incid...

‘Big Brother’ CCTV Internet Company Expansion Slammed

Australians are now able to view CCTV footage in UK stores in a move slammed as "pointless and perverted." Cornwall-based website Internet Eyes offers rewards...

New breed of CCTV tracks shoppers

Douglas Heaven | ARE you enjoying your shopping experience? Video surveillance systems might soon be answering that question for you. CCTV security cameras are a familiar...

Police ordered illegal CCTV cameras to be placed in home

Max Salsbury, 24Dash | A council illegally installed surveillance cameras in a home after being told to do so by police, it has emerged. Cambridge City...

New breed of CCTV ‘a threat to human rights’

Daily Mail | Powerful CCTV cameras which can recognise and track faces from more than half a mile away are being installed across the country...

Schools defend use of CCTV in school toilets

HEAD teachers have defended the placing of CCTV cameras to monitor school toilets.

CCTV Sparks Privacy Fears

Installation of CCTV cameras along a public bridleway in Leicestershire without warning has sparked privacy fears among nearby residents. Concern is also growing over future...

Council Using Mobile CCTV To Watch Motorists

Big Brother Watch, a civil liberties campaign group, have highlighted a Bedford Council plan to ‘snoop’ on motorists and collect ‘vast amounts of data...

Police admit CCTV not effective – solves less than 1 crime per year

Ewan Turney The news takes on extra relevance for pubs after reports of several police forces in parts of the country, including Islington, Richmond and...

Government plans to install CCTV in 20,000 homes

Adam Hartley The UK Government's Children's Secretary Ed Balls has announced a controversial new CCTV monitoring scheme, in which thousands of problem families are to...

Watchdog wants police to limit CCTV demand on pubs

Tough new government guidelines are to be demanded to stop police making unfair requests to pubs and clubs around the use of CCTV. Privacy watchdog...

Street CCTV has little effect on crime

The Guardian | The use of closed-circuit television in city and town centres and public housing estates does not have a significant effect...

Digital Big Brother with IP CCTV

Half of city councils have moved their CCTV to IP systems, letting more real-time applications be used by police and other government agencies. According to...

Bomb-proof CCTV

Depressing news for extremist privacy lovers today: a cheap CCTV camera which can reliably survive a large bomb explosion with video recordings intact has...

Government issue warning to Town Hall CCTV

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has vowed to stop councils using CCTV to spy on staff, Yourmaidstone reports. A survey has revealed that town halls are...

Warning over use of CCTV in pubs

The information commissioner has said pubs with no history of trouble should not be forced to install CCTV cameras. The Information Commissioner's Office is concerned...

Landlord wins battle to keep CCTV out of his pub

By Georgina Littlejohn | A landlord has won the right not to install CCTV cameras in his pub after he argued that it would threaten...

Police in CCTV ‘beating’ of war hero to be probed

By Paul Byrne |   Two police officers are being investigated for allegedly pinning down war hero Mark Aspinall and repeatedly punching him. The officers, called to deal...

CCTV Judges Your Behaviour

Via anonymous email Portsmouth introduces CCTV cameras that can 'identify' suspicious behaviour and alert their operators As an MP is reportedly arrested for trying to leak...

Social services ‘set up CCTV camera in couple’s bedroom’

Social workers set up a CCTV camera in the bedroom of a couple with learning difficulties in order to monitor their behaviour, a new...

Smile please, you’re on 1,000 CCTV cameras

By Richard Down | ALMOST 1,000 local authority CCTV cameras provide surveillance on Merseyside as people go about their everyday lives, the Daily Post...

Taxis Get CCTV Cameras

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Video: Robbery goes wrong: Teen snatches burglar’s gun instead of handing over money

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‘Unpresidented’: Trump corrects Chinese drone seizure Twitter mishap

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The National – 23 June 2014

For more than a month Israel sought to wriggle off a hook that should have snared it from the start. Two children, 17 and 16, were shot dead during Nakba Day protests near Ramallah, in which youths threw stones ineffectually at well-protected and distant Israeli military position.

Hundreds of Palestinian children have lost their lives over the years at the end of a sharpshooter’s sights, but the deaths of Nadim Nuwara and Mohammed Abu Al Tahir in Beitunia were not easily forgotten.

Israel’s usual denials – the deaths were faked, video footage was doctored, Israeli soldiers were not responsible, the youths provoked the soldiers, no live ammunition was used – have been discredited one by one. Slowly Israel conceded responsibility, if only by falling into a grudging silence.

A CCTV camera mounted on the outer wall of a carpentry shop provided the most damning evidence: it captured the moments when the two unarmed boys were each hit with a live round, in one case as the youth can be seen walking away from the protest area.

But rather than come to terms with the world as it now is, Israel wants to preserve the way it once was. It believes that through force of will it can keep the tide of accountability at bay in the occupied territories.

There has been no admission of guilt, no search for the guilty soldiers and no reassessment of its policies on crowd control or the use of live fire – let alone on the continuation of the occupation. Instead, 20 soldiers arrived last week at the store in Beitunia, threatened to burn it down, arrested the owner, Fakher Zayed, and ordered he remove the camera that caused so much embarrassment.

According to Israel, the fault lies not with a society where teenage soldiers can choose to swat a Palestinian child as casually as a fly. The problem is with a Palestinian storekeeper, who assumed he could join the modern world.

The nostalgia for a “golden era” of occupation was evident, too, last week in a policy change. Israel has rounded up hundreds of Palestinians in the hunt for three Israeli teenagers missing since June 12. Palestinian cities like Hebron have been under lockdown for days, and several Palestinians youths killed, while soldiers scour the West Bank.

But with the search proving fruitless, Israel’s attorney general approved the reintroduction of the notorious “ticking bomb” procedure.

In doing so, he turned the clock back 15 years to a time when Israel routinely used torture against prisoners. Israel may not have been alone then in using torture, but it was exceptional in flaunting its torture dungeons alongside claims to democratic conduct.

Only in 1999 did the country’s supreme court severely limit the practice, allowing interrogators one exemption – a suspect could be tortured only if he was a ticking bomb, hiding information of an attack whose immediate extraction could save lives.

Now Israel’s law chief has agreed that the Palestinian politicians, journalists and activists swept up in the latest mass arrests will be treated as “ticking bombs”. Israel’s torture cells are back in business.

Israelis have been lulled into a false sense of security by the promise of endless and simple technical solutions to the ever-mounting problems caused by the occupation.

This week, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, hoped to find another “fix” for Palestinians who refuse to remain supine in the face of their oppression.

Mr Netanyahu is racing through a law to force-feed more than 100 Palestinian prisoners who are two months’ into a hunger strike. The inmates demand that Israel end the common practice of holding prisoners for months and sometimes years without charge, in what is blandly termed “administrative detention”.

Such prisoners, ignorant of their offence, are unable to mount a defence. And as it becomes ever clearer to Palestinian society that Israel is never going to concede Palestinian statehood, things that were once barely tolerated are now seen as unendurable.

Last week, the heads of the World Medical Association urged Israel to halt the legislation, which in a double bill of compulsion will require doctors to sedate and force-feed prisoners to break their hunger strike.

The WMA called the practice “tantamount to torture”. The legislation violates not only the autonomy of the prisoners but the oaths taken by the doctors to work for their patients’ benefit.

The liberal Haaretz newspaper warned that Israel was rushing headlong towards “a new abyss in terms of human rights violations”. And all this to prevent reality pricking the Israeli conscience: that Palestinians would rather risk death than endure the constant indignities of a life under belligerent occupation.

Israelis have yet to realise the dam is soon to burst. They still believe a technical fix is the way to solve ethical dilemmas continuously thrown up by the longest occupation in modern times.

Israel’s technical solutions work to an extent. They confine Palestinians to ever smaller spaces: the prison of Gaza, the city under lockdown, the torture cell, or the doctor’s surgery where a feeding tube can be inserted.

But the craving for self-determination and dignity are more than technical problems. You cannot force-feed a people to still their hunger for freedom.

Belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in sight – engender evermore creative and costly forms of resistance, as the hunger strike demonstrates. A physical act of resistance can be temporarily foiled. But the spirit behind it cannot be so easily subdued.

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From: Wolfgang Halbig
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:00:43 -0500
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Mike Kehoe your Police Chief should be immediately fired for Negligence

Mrs Llordra:

I find this e-mail very difficult to write but as a Former Florida State Trooper and old now find the actions of your Police Chief very disturbing.

I have dedicated my life in public service and to read about your police chief giving Lt. George Sinko only a letter of reprimand for failing to respond to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting on Dec 14, 2012

You should ask yourself as to how a Lt. working an off-duty detail at a construction site and making overtime money can ignore 911 calls and a Newtown police dispatcher requesting help from police officers for shots fired at The Sandy Hook Elementary School.

I cannot imagine any police officer ignoring emergency help requests when children and school staff lives are being threatened.  To sit in your car and listen to all those emergency calls go over the airwaves and do nothing is negligence.

For over two hours he sits and does absolutely nothing while children and school staff are being shot and killed.

Your Police Chief states in the newspaper that he is not a first responder.  He also states that he was off duty.

I can tell you and so can any other certified law enforcement officer when working an off-duty detail that you are never off-duty especially when lives of children and school staff are at stake.

We in law enforcement are on duty 24/7 always on call.

This Lt is  24 year veteran and if he does not know his responsibilities then he should also be immediately be fired along with the Police Chief.

This is a national embarrassment that clearly demonstrates negligence by both the Police Chief for not calling him to duty that morning and for the Lt not responding to this crisis.

We are all first responders even if you are a Lt.

How embarrassing for the City of Newtown Ct having a Lt. sit for over two hours and not respond and only be given a letter of reprimand.

I know that there is more to the story and I only hope that you use common sense in handling this huge embarrassment for your City.

Wolfgang W Halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:11:53 -0500
To: Kathy June <[email protected]>
Cc: “[email protected]”  “[email protected]
Subject: Last try for Freedom of Information Act from your Interim Superintendent


Please tell your Interim School Superintendent that his response is total Horsepoop.

Hiding behind the safety of children and school staff in not releasing my information request is unprofessional if he is an educator.

I am simply asking for the Vendors name who you the school district or school hired to install the security system at Sandy Hook Elementary School with address and contact numbers

Just like Stanley Security Solutions has installed all of the security tools at the Sandy Hook replacement school.

They have donated over $100,000 thousand dollars in front door access control with CCTV CAMERA AND ACCESS BUTTON WITH CMAERA BEING A COLOR CAMERA.



What is wrong with your school district and your superintendents?  What are they afraid off?

I need the total cost of the project.

I need the date of completion.

I need the breakdown of the total cost as to what did the cameras cost? Are they color or just black and white?

I do not want to know the locations as I do know the placement of the cameras at the Sandy Hook replacement school and I promise not to ever hurt any child or staff in your school district.

Please comply with my FOIA as soon a possible since I have been waiting forever.

Wolfgang W Halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:12:28 -0500
To: <[email protected]>
Cc: Kathy June <[email protected]>, “Katersky, Aaron” <[email protected]>, “[email protected]”, “[email protected]
Subject: Freedom of Information Act for the State of Ct.

Captain Rios:

Please provide me with copies of the contracts  and costs for the Crime Scene Cleanup in Decontaminating and Sanitizing the Sandy Hook Elementary School after Dec 14, 2012 .

The School Districts was considering allowing children and school staff to return to the school and now they have decided just to tear it down.

Who was the company that you the police allowed in the school providing me with the start date and end date of removing all of the Bio-Hazard materials.

Copy of the licenses that the company provided to you for transporting Medical Waste.

They would have to remove all the blood, bodily fluids, brain matter, skull fragments and around 45-60 gallons of blood based on the number of children and school staff shot and killed that day.

I am the Chief Investigator for the Children’s Safety Institute and a School safety Expert which now requires this information to be made available since it has been 11 month and you have not even provided a simple police or incident report.

If you do not have that information then please direct me to the agency that would have been responsible for decontaminating the crime scene and Sanitizing it since you allowed them into the school to remove furniture.

My address is [address]

Wolfgang W halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:00:41 -0500
To: Boston <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Do I need to get arrested to show the FBI’s negligence in Sandy Hook?

Boston FBI Offices;You get things done.Boston Marathon Bombing and spectators killed and seriously  injured and you the Boston FBI in three days solve this heinous crime.Millions of people watching and with a President stating in a National Press Conference that he will use every resource in his office in solving this horrendous crime just as he stated during the Sandy Hook Press Conference.You are good and now I am being told that the FBI has NO jurisdiction in the Sandy Hook Elemenatry School Shooting. That only the CT State Troopers and the Dansbury State Attorney control this event yet I am told that you the FBI in New Haven are being told to retract your official report and that is why it is taking so long.I call this Bullshit.  Sorry for the profanity.I know the FBI since I worked with you guys in Miami, Florida as a Florida State Trooper and will never for get April 11, 1986 when two of your Agents were killed and five others were serioulsy injured.>We are law enforcment partners for life and after having to seen that crime scene my request for information and help should not be that difficult.I understand crime scenes and how we collect evidence but after 11 months and the failure of disclosing the truth has caused National Panic and Fear in all schools across this country and I can take you guys on a field trip and show it.Panic and fear should not drive school safety especially when we have not heard the truth.You act accordingly when knowing all the facts.Please help and I know it is New haven but they refuse to respond.Wolfgang W halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:17:45 -0500
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Do I need to get arrested to make my point?

Newhaven FBI Field Offices:

In major crimes such at Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting multiple agencies work closely together is trying to solve a crime as quickly as possible so rummors don’t fly around and create panic and fear as it now has now at sandy Hook.

You are part of this huge problem because I know that President has the report on the Sandy Hook supposed incident.

I know that the Attorney General Eric Holder has the report of the supposed incident at Sandy Hook.  Why not the National Media and put this ever occurring Sandy Hook terms to bed.

Boston; FBI replied and this was my response back to them.

>You make things happen.

You get things done.

Boston Marathon Bombing in which spectators were killed and seriously  injured and you the Boston FBI in three days solve this heinous crime.

Millions of people watching and with a President stating in a National Press Conference that he will use every resource in his office in solving this horrendous crime just as he stated during the Sandy Hook Press Conference.

You are good and now I am being told that the FBI has NO jurisdiction in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. That only the CT State Troopers and the Dansbury State Attorney control this event yet I am told that you the FBI in New Haven are being told to retract your official report and that is why it is taking so long.

I call this Bullshit.  Sorry for the profanity.

I know the FBI since I worked with you guys in Miami, Florida as a Florida State Trooper and will never for get April 11, 1986 when two of your Agents were killed and five others were serioulsy injured.

We are law enforcment partners for life and after having to seen that crime scene my request for information and help should not be that difficult.

I understand crime scenes and how we collect evidence but after 11 months and the failure of disclosing the truth has caused National Panic and Fear in all schools across this country and I can take you guys on a field trip and show it.

Panic and fear should not drive school safety especially when we have not heard the truth.

You act accordingly when knowing all the facts.

Please help and I know it is New haven but they refuse to respond.

Wolfgang W Halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:18:58 -0500
To: Kathy June <[email protected]>
Subject: CT Freedom of Information Request again


You don’t return my phone calls and now I am requesting again the following which has nothing to do with the criminal investigation or places children and school staff at risk.

Please provide quickly.

Please provide me with copies of the contracts  and costs for the Crime Scene Cleanup in Decontaminating and Sanitizing the Sandy Hook Elementary School after Dec 14, 2012 .

The School Districts was considering allowing children and school staff to return to the school and now they have decided just to tear it down.

Who was the company that you the police allowed in the school providing me with the start date and end date of removing all of the Bio-Hazard materials.

Copy of the licenses that the company provided to you for transporting Medical Waste.

They would have to remove all the blood, bodily fluids, brain matter, skull fragments and around 45-60 gallons of blood based on the number of children and school staff shot and killed that day.

I am the Chief Investigator for the Children’s Safety Institute and a School safety Expert which now requires this information to be made available since it has been 11 month and you have not even provided a simple police or incident report.

If you do not have that information then please direct me to the agency that would have been responsible for decontaminating the crime scene and Sanitizing it since you allowed them into the school to remove furniture.

My address is [address]


Wolfgang W halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:38:07 -0500
To: “Rubio, Casework (Rubio)” <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Request a investigative copy if the Sandy Hook School shooting from President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder now.

Whoever the case worker is:

You just don;t get it do you?  This is as urgent as it can get.  I am a Florida constituent who needs the Senator to get off his ass and get the report on Sandy Hook from the President or Attorney General Eric Holder.

You have NO clue as to what is happening out here with panic and fear running wild in all of our schools and you just don’t get it.

If you wait until Dec 14, 2012 when it becomes the first year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Shooting we will only escalate this panic and fear.

Do your research you don’t wait 11 month and have no solutions to the shooting especially when the FBI was directed by the President to investigate.

I need to hear from you and that Senator quickly on this issue and don’t tell me that this not an urgent issue pleae.

Wolfgang W halbig

From: “Rubio, Casework (Rubio)” <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:08:57 +0000
To: Wolfgang Halbig
Subject: RE: Request a investigative copy if the Sandy Hook School shooting from President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder now.

Dear Mr. Halbig,

Thank you for your comments. I will be sure to share them with the Senator. Please direct any future legislative comments via our website; http://www.rubio.senate.gov to ensure that a member of our legislative staff has an opportunity to respond to your concerns. This email account is reserved for Florida constituents who require immediate and direct assistance with a federal agency. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:22:37 -0500
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Criminal Investigation is now closed so please provide my FOIA request now.

You need to be fired and actually if it turns out to be a conspiracy you need to go to jail and loose your pension like so many others in this heinous crime.

You guys should be ashamed of what you have done.

Your Lt stay on an off-duty construction site detail for over two hours and you justify it by saying he is not a first responder. I hope when you do your speaking engagements you share that will all our other law enforcement police chiefs and officers so they can have a great laugh.

You and vance are at the head of the line and you know it.  The truth will get out sooner or later.

Hope you sleep well you coward.


From: “Kehoe, Michael”
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:39:28 -0500
To: Wolfgang Halbig
Subject: Fwd: Criminal Investigation is now closed so please provide my FOIA request now.

The items you seek under FOIA are exempt from disclosure under the same law.

Thank you!!

Chief Michael Kehoe
Newtown Police Department
3 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Subject: Criminal Investigation is now closed so please provide my FOIA request now.

I need you and your school superintendent to honor my CT State FOIA request that have been requested three months ago.

I requesting again under the CT State FOIA request protocols the following;

Contractors name and business address and contact numbers who was hired by the Sandy Hook Elementary School or the Newtown School District in installing the security system at the old Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The cost of the total project
The cost broken down by line item such as door locks at the front door, camera system to monitor people at the door and the recording system costs.

The cost of CCTV cameras for the school and the recording device purchased.

I do not want to know the locations of those cameras for school safety reason,

You were provided a complete and free security system by Stanley Security K-12 which included card readers for school staff, front door access controal with video monitoring and color CCTV cameras throughout the school.

I even know were they are located but I do not care about that just provide the information for the old Sandy Hook School.

Second Request under the Ct State FOIA request procedures;

1.The company that you the Newtown School Board and the Director of Facilities contracted to decontaminate and Santize the Sandy Hook Elementary School of all Bio-Hazards rsulting from the Dec 14, 2012 school killings.

2. The start date of the project in removing all Bio-Hazards such as Blood, Bodily Fluids, brain matter, skull  fragments, blood stained carpets in room 8 and room 10, blood splatter on desks and walls and windows etc.

3. The ending date of the project and total cost for decontaminationg the Sandy Hook Elementary School since you were considering opening the school again.

4. A copy of the contractors certification that he is approved in conducting crime scene decontamination of all Bio-Hazards in the State of Ct.

Your secretary took my other request of the FOIA dealing with the Life Insurance that the school board had to pay to six school satff members beneficiaries when they were killed in the line of duty.

Also the workers Compensation death benefits paid by the school board to the school  staff members beneficiaries who were killed in the line of duty by the school district.

This is my research project for my Doctorate so please provide this information.


Wolfgang W halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:06:02 -0500
To: Kathy June <[email protected]>
Subject: Ct Freedom of Information Act Request


This FOIA request is for the the name and all contact numbers of the Newtown School Districts licensed School Asbestos Inspector.

This request is also for all copies of all reinspections required every three years starting in 1997 through the demolition of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013.


Please provide copies of written notification for each of the years listed to parents, school staff and employees organizations on an annual basis regarding the availability of the Sandy Hook Asbestos Management Plan.

Please provide training verification for your custodial Staff at Sandy Hook of the 14 hours of training and the two hours of training within the first 60 days of hire.

I hope that is not exempt as you always respond exempt.

Also do not make the Police Chief respond to my Newtown School District FOIA requests it is your responsibility.

I have forwarded my complaints to the Freedom of Information Commission for a response of your stone walling my requests.

Please mail all information requested to [address]

Wolfgang w halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:43:53 -0500
To: Sally Cox <[email protected]>
Subject: SHS Parent Contact

I am a trainer for the US Justice Department COPS IN SCHOOL PROGRAM.

Are you a registered Nurse?

Why in the closet for four hours?

Why close your eyes when you have seen blood before you are a nurse?

Wolfgang W halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:51:52 -0500
To: “Vance, Paul” <[email protected]>
Cc: “Kehoe, Michael” <[email protected]>, “Ross, Brian E.” “[email protected]” “Tom Winter (Personal)”
Subject: CT Freedom of Information Act request again

Lt. Vance;

You are great at ignoring CT Freedom of Information requests which being a law enforcement officer makes you intentionally reposnible since you threatened others for posting false information.

You threatened people with arrest and yet you fail to comply with the laws of CT.

I am requesting againg the Flight log of Ct Trooper One Helicopter for Dec 13, 2012 and Dec 14, 2012 starting each day at 6:00 am and ending each of those days at 6:00 pm.

I am requesting the helicopter manifest as to who was on board and all copies of video that was shot and recorded for both days that are dated and time stamped for accuracy.

I am also requesting the company that was contracted to clean up all Bio-Hazards such as all the blood, brain matters, bone fragments, stained carpet with blood.  Bookbags and furniture that was contaminated and had to be sanitized.

These are simple questions that even you should understand and have this request processed urgently

The case is closed and I believe the information is not exempt form public records.

Please act accordingly as someone who is a PIO for the CT State Police.


Wolfgang W halbig

From: Wolfgang Halbig
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:25:05 -0500
To: Kathy June <newtown.k12.ct.us>
Cc: “Ross, Brian E.” <[email protected]>, “[email protected]
Subject: Asbestos in the Sandy Hook School


I am requesting under the CT Freedom of Information Act the Tri-annual Asbestos Inspection reports from a private individual certified in conducting this required inspections.

I want the name of the company ans contact numbers.

I need copies of the reports starting in 2002 through 2011.

I need copies of letetrs sent to parents and teachers informaing them of all of the Asbestos inside the Sandy Hook Elemenatry School.

There is NO doubt that Asbestos was present since I am providing you a picture of a company demolishing the scvhool and not using the proerr Asbestos removal protocol which is a serious federal violation.

Please provide this quickly since I have tried over and over again with NO return phone calls or repsonses to my Ct of Information Act requests.

Thanks again
Wolfgang W Halbig

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Published time: February 27, 2013 17:40

An ice hole in Lake Chabarkul, Chelyabinsk Region, where pieces of a meteorite could allegedly fall December 15. (RIA Novosti)

Divers searching Chebarkul Lake in Russia’s Urals region have found several craters that may be the impact zones of fragments of the now-famous meteorite that exploded over the area on February 15.

The underwater hunt for the rare stones was hampered by cold weather and light-obstructing mud stirred up from the bottom. The divers used powerful lights and probes to uncover several potential sites where meteorite fragments may have landed.

On Thursday, a team from Ekaterinburg will join in the search by conducting a magnetic survey of the prospect locations; the initial results could be ready as early as that evening.

Some fragments of the meteorite were retrieved in the Chelyabinsk region, which endured the bulk of the spectacular cosmic event. The biggest meteorite chunk discovered was about 1 kilogram. It is hoped that the fragments inside the lake could be much bigger, weighing dozens of kilograms.

Grigory Yakovlev, engineer at the Research and Educational Center of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies of Ural Federal University, with fragment of the meteorite found during the expedition in the Chelyabinsk region. (RIA Novosti / Pavel Lysizin)

Videos of the meteorite streaking across Russia’s sky proved to be not only awe-inspiring for YouTube, but also served a scientific purpose: Two groups of researchers used the clips to calculate the meteorite’s trajectory.

Colombian astronomers from the University of Antioquia in Medellin are believed to be the first to report their preliminary results last week at the scientific publishing website arxiv.org. A similar work by researchers at the Astronomical Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences came days later on Monday.

Both teams used the proven method of analyzing video footage of the meteorite’s descent through a little bit of trigonometry. This time, however, the footage was taken by CCTV, car cameras and smartphones, rather than precisely calibrated observatory recorders.

The Russian meteorite was determined to be an Apollo-class asteroid, one of an estimated 5,000 near-Earth bodies orbiting the Sun and occasionally crossing the Earth’s orbit. Most of these objects are spread out between the orbits of Venus and Jupiter.

Russian astronomers will report their findings later in March, but have already confirmed that the results published by the Columbian and Czech researchers correspond with their findings.

The trace of a flying object in the sky over Chelyabinsk. (RIA Novosti / Photo courtesy of Nakanune.RU)

The Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant after the meteorite fall. (RIA Novosti / Photo courtesy of Nakanune.RU)

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Screenshot from YouTube user kinomanfilms

The Russian Urals region has been stricken by a sudden cosmic attack. Unidentified flying objects exploded over several major cities, including Chelyabinsk, where the blast waves blew out windows and disrupted mobile connections.

­The Emergency Ministry said the incident was caused by a shower of meteorite debris. Unconfirmed reports suggested that a meteorite was shot down by Russian air defenses. Multiple dashboard videos appeared online, showing huge fireballs flying over buildings and exploding with a strong blast. A local zinc factory was the worst-hit, with some of its walls collapsed.

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CCTV cameras register the moment of explosion

­8:10 GMT: Oleg Malkov, an aerospace scientist at Moscow State University, told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that the meteorite went undetected by space scanners, likely because it was coming from the direction of the Sun. "We can only register stones coming from the direction of the night sky," he explained. Malkov confirmed that the meteor shower in the Urals was not connected to the 2012DA14 asteroid that will approach Earth in a few hours.

­8:03 GMT:Up to 250 injured, 3 in critical condition after meteorite hits

­7:46 GMT: Ekaterinburg’s observatory has officially deemed the incident a fireball meteor shower. No evacuations were called for, and radiation levels were determined to be normal.

­7:40 GMT: Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter that he will offer suggestions to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on how to prevent or mitigate meteorite damage in future.

­7:30 GMT: ­The number of people seeking medical attention has risen to 150.

Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013.(Reuters / OOO Spetszakaz)
Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013.(Reuters / OOO Spetszakaz)

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The court heard last week how the 29-year-old ambushed PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes after making a 999 call to report a bogus burglary from a house in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, on September 18.

The jury was told that he opened fire on the policewomen as they approached the front door of the house and that as they lay on the floor, he threw a hand grenade at their bodies.

Families of PCs Bone, 32, and Hughes, 23, wept in court as details of the murders were outlined. They heard a recording of the call made by Cregan and watched CCTV footage of the two officers leaving their police station in response.

None of their relatives were in court to hear Cregan admit the murders.

Cregan, of no fixed address, continues to deny murdering a father and son in two separate attacks earlier in the year.

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Researcher using a GeneChip of US company Affymetrix which manufacturates DNA microarrays, in a laboratory of French biopharmaceutical company Genfit (AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen)

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Police have charged both men, identified as 24-year old unemployed delivery drivers Elwin and Yohan, over the rapes. Both are being held with bail.

Standard DNA tests are unable to differentiate between their DNA, only far more difficult and potentially cost prohibitive tests would be necessary to figure out who is the culprit.

The pair deny any involvement in the rapes of six women, aged 22 to 76, between September and January.

Police were able to track down the men after being identified by CCTV footage shot on a bus. A cell phone allegedly stolen from one of the victims was also found in the brothers’ possession. The victims were also able to identify their attacker, but not tell them apart.

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While it was relatively well-known (or expected) that YUM's China business was hurting (after its PR snafu), this is considerably worse than expected (hoped for). Revenues and earning met considerably lowered expectations but the outlook is drastically slashed:


which leaves them


But there's always hope...


The stock is down 8% after-hours (for now).

The question is - of course - WWJCD - "I think the bulls are right and the bears are letting a short-term Chinese speed-bump scare them away from a great story" It was $67.52 then...$61.00 now

And from the Press Release:


KFC sales in the last two weeks of the fourth quarter were significantly impacted by the intense media attention surrounding an investigation by the Shanghai FDA (SFDA) into poultry supply management at Yum! China. The investigation was prompted by a report broadcast on China’s national television (CCTV), which aired on December 18, 2012. The report showed that a few poultry farmers were ignoring laws and regulations by using excessive levels of antibiotics in chicken. Regrettably, some of this product was purchased by two poultry suppliers of KFC China. The investigation caused further media attention, including social media commentary, and this negatively affected consumer perceptions of poultry safety, and KFC in particular.

On January 25, 2013, the SFDA concluded its investigation and released its recommendations. We appreciate their thorough and diligent review. The SFDA identified issues and provided “Supervisory Recommendations” to Yum! China to strengthen our poultry supply chain practices including refined voluntary self testing procedures, improved reporting and communications and enhanced supplier management. Our team in China has taken a comprehensive review of our current system and is in the process of incorporating all of the SFDA’s recommendations. We have always recognized the importance of building a world-class supply chain in China, which is why we have implemented a wide range of quality assurance and testing practices over the years above legal and regulatory standards. The SFDA’s recommendations will further strengthen those practices. The SFDA did not bring a case against Yum! China and no fine was assessed.

The past seven weeks of media attention have been intense and negative towards the KFC brand image. Even though this is a very disappointing setback, we are more committed than ever to continue to strengthen our efforts, restore the confidence of our customers and win back their brand loyalty. To that end, the China team will soon be launching a brand reputation quality campaign to re-assure consumers of our high quality food, along with aggressive marketing plans.


We are confident the YRI and U.S. businesses will deliver annual operating profit growth consistent with our ongoing growth model. Given current uncertainties related to KFC sales in China, it is difficult to confidently forecast our overall financial performance. We have made the assumption that KFC China same-store sales will improve as the year progresses and will be positive in the fourth quarter. With these assumptions, we estimate a mid-single digit EPS decline in 2013 versus prior year, excluding Special Items. This includes an expectation for a significant decline in EPS performance in the first half of the year followed by EPS growth in the second half.

The first quarter for our China business includes only the months of January and February and is highly impacted by consumer spending during the Chinese New Year holiday. The timing of this holiday changes each year. This year it is important to note that while the timing impact of Chinese New Year is neutral to our first quarter, there is a significant negative impact to January sales and a corresponding significant benefit to February sales due to the timing of this week-long holiday. We expect that the underlying performance of our China business will remain relatively unchanged for the balance of the first quarter, with a same-store sales decline of approximately 25% for January and February combined (China’s first quarter).

and from the CEO:

Although we cannot predict how long it will take to restore sales, we are steadfast in our belief that the power and popularity of the KFC brand in China will ultimately drive a full sales recovery.

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Two hitmen who managed to kill the wrong person have been found guilty of murder.

Ben Hope, 39, and Jason Richards, 38, were convicted of the murder of talented student Aamir Siddiqi.

Aamir, 17, was savagely stabbed to death by the pair after opening the door of his family home in Roath, Cardiff.

Prosecutors said drug users Hope and Richards had been paid £1,000 each to kill a local businessman who was involved in a property dispute.

They planned to carry out the "hit" at lunchtime on Sunday, April 11, 2010 and went to the house they believed belonged to the businessman.

Their intended target lived on Shirley Road in an affluent part of the city, instead they went to Ninian Road - the adjacent street. 

As he was expecting his Koran teacher to call Aamir opened the door of his parents' home. Within seconds the masked men started attacking him with a knife.

They said nothing during the attack and the court heard how they made strange "howling noises".

Aamir's parents rushed to the front door and desperately tried to pull the men off their son.

Both parents were injured in the attack but they could not save their son, who had suffered fatal injuries.

Shortly after the killing both defendants went shopping with their blood money.

Richards bought a new pair of trainers and a laptop computer.

Outside the court, Aamir's sister Miriam read a statement from her family.

"We are pleased today that justice has finally been done and we can finally start to deal with the reality of losing Aamir," she said.

South Wales Police scoured an enormous amount of CCTV in their murder investigation.

If officers had viewed every frame they collected it would have taken eight years to watch.

A man who is still wanted in connection with the investigation is still waiting to be extradited from India.

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Death penalty for murdering journalists eyed in Russia

Kazbek Gekkiyev (AFP Photo / Vesti KBR)

Kazbek Gekkiyev (AFP Photo / Vesti KBR)

MPs in the South Russian Region of Kabardino-Balkaria have suggested the federal parliament re-introduce the death penalty for those convicted of killing reporters.

Currently the Russian Criminal Code has an article against creating obstacles to journalists’ work – this is punishable with up to six years in prison. Kabardino-Balkaria politicians want to amend the article with a paragraph that describes attempts on a journalist's life aimed which prevents them from carrying out their profession, as well as in revenge for such activities. Legislators consider it fair that such an offence is punishable by 12 to 20 years in prison or life in prison or even capital punishment.

Russia currently has a moratorium on the death penalty introduced in 1996 in order to comply with the regulations of the Council of Europe.

Khamid Bashorov of the Kabardino Balkaria Public Security Committee told the Interfax news agency that the move was prompted by the need to increase the level of protection for Russian journalists, and to secure additional legal guarantees for their work. “Pressuring reporters to the point of attacks on their lives remain the most acute everyday problem in our life,” the official said.

The move comes after the killing of Kazbek Gekkiyev – a correspondent who worked for the state television company Vesti KBR. Gekkiyev was gunned down on December 5, about 6 months after he started anchoring a news program at Vesti KBR. Before that the journalist and his colleagues had repeatedly received threats over their coverage of counter-terrorist operations in the republic.

Police established the identities of Gekkiyev’s two attackers by studying CCTV records and put the men on a wanted list. One of the criminals was killed by police on January 22.

According to the Russian NGO Glasnost Defense Foundation four journalists and media workers were killed throughout Russia in 2012 and over 90 reporters became victims of attacks while at work.

Meet the Contractors Turning America’s Police Into a Paramilitary Force

The national security state has an annual budget of around $1 trillion. Of that huge pile of money, large amounts go to private companies the federal government awards contracts to. Some, like Lockheed Martin or Boeing, are household names, but many of the contractors fly just under the public's radar. What follows are three companies you should know about (because some of them can learn a lot about you with their spy technologies).

L3 Communications

L3 is everywhere. Those night-vision goggles the JSOC team in Zero Dark Thirty uses? That's L3. The new machines that are replacing the naked scanners at the airport? That's L3. Torture at Abu Ghraib? A former subsidiary of L3 was recently ordered to pay $5.28 million to 71 Iraqis who had been held in the awful prison.

Oh, and drones? L3 is on it. Reprieve, a UK-based human rights organization, earlier this month wrote on its Web site:

“L-3 Communications is one of the main subcontractors involved with production of the US’s lethal Predator since the inception of the programme. Predators are used by the CIA to kill ‘suspected militants’ and terrorise entire populations in Pakistan and Yemen. Drone strikes have escalated under the Obama administration and 2013 has already seen six strikes in the two countries.”

Unsurprisingly, L3 Communications is well connected beyond the national security community. Its chief financial officer recently spoke at Goldman Sachs, at what the financial titan hilariously refers to as a “fireside chat.”

L3 also supplies local law enforcement with its night-vision products and makes a license-plate recognition (LPR) device, a machine with disturbing implications. LPR can be mounted on cop cruisers or statically positioned at busy intersections and can run potentially thousands of license plates through law enforcement databases in a matter of hours. In some parts of the country LPR readers can track your location for miles. As the Wall Street Journal noted, surveillance of even “mundane” activities of people not accused of any crime is now “the default rather than the exception.”

L3 Communications embodies the totality of the national security and surveillance state. There is only minimal distinction between its military products and police products. Its night-vision line is sold to both military and law enforcement. Its participation in the drone program is now, as far as we know, limited to countries in the Middle East and North Africa. But in the words of the New York Times editorial board, “[i]t is not a question of whether drones will appear in the skies above the United States but how soon.” The NYT estimates the domestic drone market at $5 billion, likely a conservative estimate, and contractors will vie for that money in the public and private sphere. L3's venture into airports, the border of where domestic policy meets foreign policy in the name of national security, is therefore significant both symbolically and materially.

In many ways, that is the most important story of the post-9/11 United States: the complete evaporation of the separation of foreign and domestic polices. Whether we're talking about paramilitarized police, warrantless wiretapping, inhumane prison conditions, or drone surveillance, there exist few differences between a United States perpetually at war and a United States determined to police and imprison its people in unacceptable ways and at unacceptable rates.

Harris Corporation: Stingray “IMSI catcher”

Harris Corp. is a huge provider of national security and communications technology to federal and local law enforcement agencies. Though many people have never heard of it, Harris is a major player in the beltway National Security community. President and CEO William M. Brown was recently appointed to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and in 2009 the Secret Service offered Harris a contract to train its agents in the use of Harris' Stingray line. The Secret Service awarded the company additional contracts in 2012.

If you've heard of Harris at all, it's likely been because its controversial Stingray product has been getting attention as an information-gathering tool with major privacy implications. The Stingray allows law enforcement to cast a kilometers' wide digital net over an area to determine the location of a single cell phone signal – and in the process collect cell data on potentially hundreds of people who aren't suspected of any crimes. EFF claims the device is a modern version of British soldiers canvassing the pre-Revolutionary colonies, searching people's homes without probable cause – exactly what the Fourth Amendment was created to prevent. EFF describes the process this way:

“A Stingray works by masquerading as a cell phone tower—to which your mobile phone sends signals to every 7 to 15 seconds whether you are on a call or not— and tricks your phone into connecting to it. As a result, the government can figure out who, when and to where you are calling, the precise location of every device within the range, and with some devices, even capture the content of your conversations.”

According to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC),the FBI has been using similar technology since 1995. But a recent federal case, United States v. Rigmaiden, has raised Fourth Amendment questions regarding whether law enforcement officials need to obtain a warrant before employing a Stingray. The judge in that case determined that the government hadn't provided enough information about how the devices work, and ordered that the information collected in Rigmaiden couldn't be used in court.

What's especially troubling about Stingrays is that the government either won't say, or doesn't understand, how the technology works. The WSJ reported that the US Attorney making the requests “seemed to have trouble explaining the technology.”

And it's not just the federal government that uses Stingrays. As Slate notes,referencing FOIA documents recently obtained by EPIC, “the feds have procedures in place for loaning electronic surveillance devices (like the Stingray) to state police. This suggests the technology may have been used in cases across the United States, in line with a stellar investigation by LA Weekly last year, which reported that state cops in California, Florida, Texas, and Arizona had obtained Stingrays.”

Harris has been tightlipped about the Rigmaiden case, but expect to be hearing a lot about Stingrays in the future.

BI2 Technologies

BI2 makes a fine pitch. Its iris-scanning technology can be made to sound very appealing. Iris scans are relatively non-invasive, there's no touching involved so the likelihood of spreading disease is reduced, and as B12 states on its Web site, "there are no lasers, strong lights or any kind of harmful beams.” It also claims that iris scanning is "strictly opt-in," and that a “user" (who in most cases would be better described as an “arrestee”) “must consciously elect to participate” in the scanning. (When I was arrested by the NYPD while covering a protest, the scan was voluntary -- though the NYPD didn't tell me that, a protester did. But if I refused to submit to it I could have been punished with an extra night in jail.)

Reuters reported that BI2's iPhone-based iris scanner -- called MORIS -- is capable of taking an accurate scan from four feet away, “potentially without the person being aware of it.” MORIS has drawn harsh condemnation from the ACLU. The primary concern from privacy advocates is that law enforcement will deploy this technology in an overly broad way. ACLU senior policy analyst Jay Stanley told Reuters that he didn't want the police “using them routinely on the general public, collecting biometric information on innocent people.”

MORIS isn't just for irises; it also scans faces. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that the sheriff's office in Pinellas County, Florida, “uses digital cameras to take pictures of people, download the pictures to laptops, then use facial-recognition technologies to search for matching faces.” New database technology like Trapwire, a data mining system that analyzes “suspicious behavior” in purported attempts to predict terrorist behavior, makes face scanning potentially more worrisome. Trapwire uses at least “CCTV, license-plate readers, and open-source databases” as input sources, and although it doesn't employ facial-recognition software, the incentives to combine these types of technology is clear.

Beginning in 2014, BI2 will manage a national iris-scan database for the FBI, called Next-Generation Identification (NGI).Lockheed Martin is also involved in building the database.Much of BI2's iris data comes from inmates in 47 states, and despite BI2's claims that iris scanning can't be gamed, that is not the case. Experts showed last summer that the iris can be “reverse-engineered” to fool the scanners, which are generally thought to be more accurate than fingerprinting.

The usual suspects lamented in 2011 that iris scanning isn't used at airports or borders, but security creep is difficult to combat, especially once “national security” is invoked. Just days ago it was reported that the FBI is teaming with the Department of Homeland Security to ramp up iris scanning at US borders. AlterNet has previously reported that the Department of Defense scans the irises of people arriving at and departing from Afghanistan.

The story of BI2 is important because the initial technology is superficially appealing. The company's first projects were called the Child Project, designed to help locate missing children; and Senior Safety Net, developed to identify missing seniors suffering from Alzheimer's. According to B12's Web site, sheriffs' departments in 47 states use the BI2 iris-scanning device and database, which makes it easy to mobilize support to facilitate the safe return of children and seniors.

While the desire to find missing children and seniors is perfectly legitimate, the collection of biometric data is a pandora's box. Once it's opened, it's proven difficult if not impossible to limit.

Armed Robbery Victim Reduces Suspect To Tears

CCTV shows an armed robber being beaten up and then consoled by his would-be victim as he sobs on the floor.

The footage shows the masked suspect initially threatening the petrol station attendant, Robert B, 20, with a knife, demanding money.

Robert B, who works at the station in Oldenburg in Germany, pushes the alarm button and rushes next door to grab a baseball bat.

He hits the bat over the attacker's head repeatedly until he drops his knife. Then in an unusual twist, the robber is seen hugging and pleading with his victim to stop.

According to Bild.de , he said: "Please let me go. I have a wife and kids."

The bleeding, whimpering robber – who is seen crouched on the floor – is then handed a paper towel by the sympathetic worker.

Bild.de reports Robert B as saying: "Later the police told me that he was lying. He wanted to spend the money for drugs."

According to the report the robber will go to jail for at least five years.

Man jailed for 25 years for toddler’s murder

A man has been ordered to serve at least 25 years for murdering the 15-month-old daughter of his former partner.

Barry McCarney, 33, of County Tyrone, was found guilty last month of Millie Martin's murder in Enniskillen in 2009.

Setting the minimum tariff McCarney must serve before being considered for release, Mr Justice Ben Stephens told the labourer at Belfast Crown Court he was a "deeply manipulative man" who had carried out a "sadistic sexual assault"  on the child.

Millie was 15-months-old when she died in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital after being badly beaten at a house in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, the day before.

Her mother Rachel Martin, 25, had gone briefly to a local shop in December 2009, but when she returned home her daughter and partner were not in the house.

She later said: "I was literally minutes away and when I got back ... I got a phone call telling me to get to the Erne hospital quick - Millie wasn't well - I was in hysterics."

McCarney was filmed on hospital CCTV carrying Millie into the emergency ward before she was transferred to the Royal Victoria hospital, where she was put on a life-support machine until members of her family arrived to say goodbye.

At the time, Millie's grandmother Margaret said the child "could never be replaced - it's just a nightmare, a nightmare every day".

During McCarney's trial the jury heard Millie had received a fatal blow to the back of her head as well as a number of other injuries, including serious internal injuries which could also have proved fatal.

It was claimed that Injuries to her abdomen had been caused by regular punching in the weeks before her death.

McCarney had also found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and sexual assault of Millie. He must serve at least six years and two years for those crimes respectively, and those terms will run concurrently with his murder tariff.

McCarney showed little emotion as he was sentenced.

Ms Martin looked on from the public gallery. She was previously acquitted of charges of allowing her daughter's death and cruelty through wilful neglect.

She criticised the sentence, saying outside the court: "I don't think it was long enough, 25 years isn't long enough."

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Downing Street Suspected ‘Gigantic Conspiracy’ Over Plebgate, But Did Not Investigate

Sir Jeremy Heywood, the country's top civil servant, has said he suspected there was a "gigantic conspiracy" behind the row that led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell, but did not investigate further because it was outside of his remit.

The cabinet secretary told MPs on Thursday that CCTV footage of the incident showed "inaccuracies and inconsistencies" in emails sent by someone who claimed to have seen the September altercation, which meant they should not be relied upon in deciding whether Mitchell should be sacked.

“We accepted that there were unanswered questioned, including the possibility of a gigantic conspiracy or a small conspiracy. There were unanswered questions, but we decided on balance to let matters rest as they were; decided to stick by Andrew Mitchell, keep him in post and move on,” Sir Jeremy said.

Mitchell was forced to quit in October 2012 after he was accused of swearing at police officers at the gates of Downing Street. He was also accused of calling them "plebs", a charge he has repeatedly denied.

The emails that backed up the police account of the disputed incident later turned out to have been sent by a serving police officer rather than an ordinary member of the public.

Asked by incredulous MPs why he did not consult the police log and challenge its version of events before reporting back to David Cameron, Sir Jeremy said: "I can only do what I am asked to do. It's not the role of a civil servant or the cabinet secretary to start investigating the police.

"That's not my job. I don't have the powers, I don't have the expertise, it wouldn't be right for the cabinet secretary to be involved in that sort of thing.

He added: "The investigation into whether these emails were reliable or not was totally within my remit and competence."

Sir Jeremy also revealed he did not investigate whether Mitchell had used the word "pleb", the key toxic phrase Mitchell was accused of hurling at police that led to his resignation.

The cabinet secretary said it was not "appropriate or necessary" for him to look at the police log of the incident, because it was "not material to my conclusion" that the emails were unreliable.

"I did not look into the question of whether the word 'plebs' was used," he said. "There was a genuine difference of opinion on that, and the CCTV footage doesn't bear on that one way or the other."

And he added: "I was very comfortable with the time and resources that I had for my review, and I was very confident with my conclusion."

Cameron insisted that the chief whip should not lose his job over the incident, as he had apologised to police for swearing, Mitchell eventually resigned in October after weeks of controversy.

Sir Jeremy today told the House of Commons Public Administration Committee that the prime minister had only asked him to look into the emails and it was not his role to investigate the police.

He confirmed that he did not meet the sender of the emails, did not ask to see the police log and did not pass on his concerns about the emails to the police. A Metropolitan Police inquiry is currently under way into the emails, following allegations that they were sent by a serving police officer posing as a member of the public.

Sir Jeremy faced challenges from committee members, including chairman Tory MP Bernard Jenkin, over whether someone in his position should even have been asked to carry out an inquiry into the incident.

Jenkin told him: "You are just the wrong figure to conduct such an investigation. Is the cabinet secretary the correct person to conduct such an investigation in the midst of intense media furore, while there are contested accounts on which the career of a senior minister turns? You are not equipped to carry out the right investigation. You didn't get to the truth about that email.

"You lost a minister because of false allegations about him that were not properly investigated."

But Sir Jeremy insisted that Mitchell's departure was not a result of his inquiry, and said it was not for him to suggest to the Prime Minister that his probe should be widened to look into the veracity of the police account.

The cabinet secretary told the committee: "It's a perfectly legitimate part of my role and frankly, I think I did the job competently and came to the right conclusion."

He said that once police investigations are complete, Downing Street would "take stock" of its response to the Mitchell affair.

But he said it was too early to do so now: "Clearly there are a number of very serious unanswered questions here, not least the allegations that there have been about the leaking of Number 10 police logs to the media and continuing allegations that the logs were falsified in some way - absolutely not proven, but allegations.

"These are very serious allegations. It is very, very important that the people guarding 10 Downing Street are people of integrity. If it is proven in a court of law - if it gets to that - that someone has tried to falsify evidence to bring down a Cabinet minister, that is a very fundamental issue, so I think it would be wrong to rush to judgment now."

Organist Murder Inquiry: Fourth Man Arrested

A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the killing of church organist Alan Greaves on Christmas Eve.

The lay preacher was making his way to Midnight Mass at St Saviour's Church, near his home in High Green, Sheffield, when he was attacked.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Parson Cross, Sheffield, on suspicion of Mr Greaves' murder, South Yorkshire Police said.

It follows the arrest of a 21-year-old man from the High Green area of Sheffield on Tuesday night. He remains in custody.

Two other men, one in his 20s and one in his 40s, were arrested last month and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police said the arrest came thanks to the public response to an appeal on Monday, when they released CCTV footage of two men filmed just before Mr Greaves, a 68-year-old grandfather, was attacked as he went to the church a few hundred yards away from his home.

The father-of-four died from severe head injuries three days later.

More than 50 police officers have been working on the case but detectives have been unable to establish a motive for the killing.

Independent charity Crimestoppers has put up a £10,000 reward to help find those responsible for his death.

At a memorial service after her husband's death, Mr Greaves' widow Maureen said she had wept over the "evil that has been done" .

Christmas Eve Murder: Man, 21, Arrested

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alan Greaves, who died after being attacked on his way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

The 68-year-old father-of-four suffered serious head injuries during the assault and died three days later in hospital.

South Yorkshire Police said the arrest came after an excellent public response to an appeal made by detectives on Monday.

CCTV footage of two men filmed just before the attack close to Mr Greaves' home was also released.

More than 50 police officers have been working on the case.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: "Following yesterday's media appeal by senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick, and an excellent public response, a 21-year-old man from the High Green area of Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alan Greaves.

"Inquiries are continuing and the investigation team wish to reiterate their appeal to the community of Sheffield to continue to come forward with information."

Two men were arrested in December in connection with Mr Greaves' murder and bailed pending further inquiries.

Last week, Crimestoppers put up a £10,000 reward to help find those responsible for his death.

At a service after her husband's death, Mr Greaves' widow Maureen said she had wept over the "evil that has been done".

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Church organist murder: man quizzed

Police investigating the murder of a church organist who died after he was attacked on Christmas Eve have arrested a man.

Lay preacher Alan Greaves was making his way to midnight mass at St Saviour's Church, near his home in High Green, Sheffield, when he was subjected to the attack.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of Mr Greaves's murder, said South Yorkshire Police.

Police said the arrest came after an excellent public response to an appeal made by detectives on Monday. At a press conference, Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick said police had not established a motive for Mr Greaves's murder.

Police also released CCTV footage of two men filmed just before the 68-year-old grandfather was attacked as he went to the church a few hundred yards away from his home on December 24.

Mr Greaves died from severe head injuries three days later. More than 50 police officers have been working on the case.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Following yesterday's media appeal by Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Matt Fenwick, and an excellent public response, a 21-year-old man from the High Green area of Sheffield has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alan Greaves.

"Inquiries are continuing and the investigation team wish to reiterate their appeal to the community of Sheffield to continue to come forward with information. Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 01709 443723."

Two men were arrested last month in connection with Mr Greaves's murder and bailed pending further inquiries. Last week, independent charity Crimestoppers put up a £10,000 reward to help find those responsible for Mr Greaves's death. The reward will be available to anyone providing information to Crimestoppers leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for Mr Greaves's death.

At a service after her husband's death, Mr Greaves's widow Maureen said she had wept over the "evil that has been done". She told the congregation of St Saviour's she had felt their love and support since her husband died.

Prison reform controversy: China may close notorious labor camps

Picture dated 12 June 1986, shows the &quot;Re-education through labor&quot; camp of Tuanhe near Beijing (AFP Photo)

Picture dated 12 June 1986, shows the "Re-education through labor" camp of Tuanhe near Beijing (AFP Photo)

Beijing has announced it will halt China's widely criticized labor camp practices, state media reported, quoting China's chief of security. However, the announcement was removed shortly after it was made and was followed by a report promising reform.

­The ruling Communist Party will "stop the use" of the "reform through labor" system, and will pass new regulations in March, state TV network CCTV quoted Meng Jianzhu, Secretary of Central Politics and Law Commission, as saying.

The announcement was removed shortly after it appeared, and was followed by a contradictory report by official state news agency Xinhua, which said the system will undergo unspecified changes.

China's labor camp system, which began in the 1950s, allows police to imprison petty criminals into labor camps for up to four years without trial. The camps operate outside these Chinese legal system, giving police unchecked power to issue and set sentences.

The four-year prison terms for labor camp prisoners are often longer than many formal criminal sentences, China Daily reported.

For years, China's labor camp system has been the subject of sharp criticism from international human rights activists. Last year saw several attempts to introduce changes to the system, including when four major Chinese cities launched a program for the "education and correction of violations," ordering that no citizen will be imprisoned without the proper court proceedings.

One city set up a committee consisting of officials from the courts, and from the bureaus of justice and civil affairs. This committee was tasked with reviewing the cases of those usually sent to labor camps, in order to decide whether to replace the labor camp terms with education in the community.

Some human rights activists have expressed skepticism about the changes, saying they amount to a chance in name without making any real reforms.

They also criticize the reform for not immediately releasing those currently detained in labor camps, only preventing new prisoners from being sent to camps.

Chinese media has reported that some 300,000 prisoners are held in 320 of the so-called "reeducation centers" throughout the country, in addition to the estimated 1.6 million in prison.

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