Detroit councilor criticizes colleagues for delaying vote on ShotSpotter technology | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo A ShotSpotter Incident Assessment Center. The Detroit City Council on Tuesday postponed a vote to expand a controversial police surveillance technology. A majority of councilors said they did not support the use of more than $7 million in federal pandemic relief funds on ShotSpotter, a technology that relies on a … Read more

Opinion: ShotSpotter benefits from gun violence fear | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo As the only provider of city-scale gunshot detection systems in the United States, ShotSpotter effectively has a monopoly in the market. Many Detroiters were shocked and dismayed last Thursday when city officials and the Detroit Police Department set up cardboard headstones at a community meeting as a promotional stunt to … Read more

SIU Clears Toronto Officers Who Killed Man Who Had A Shotgun Outside Scarborough School

Two Toronto police officers correctly shot and killed a man near a Scarborough elementary school after pointing a rifle at them, the Ontario Special Investigations Unit director concluded. The officers reasonably feared for their lives and saw “a clear and present threat to public safety,” the director of the SIU concluded in a report released … Read more

Broward Sheriff’s Office Wants Civil Forfeiture For New Tactical Rifles

South Florida police departments are apparently eager to stock up on high-powered firearms before the end of the year. early September, New times reported that the Miami Police Department was seeking $37,000 to purchase five guns to replace the aging sniper rifle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) is now requesting $200,000 from its law enforcement … Read more

Tourist shot in the back after robber’s refusal in NYC: police

A tourist from Denmark was shot in the back Sunday morning after refusing to hand over his property to a gun-wielding robber on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, police said. The robber approached the 31-year-old on West 103rd Street and West End Avenue around 3:30 a.m. and demanded that he hand over his cell phone. The … Read more

I’ve reached my limit with my mother-in-law’s insults

DEAR ABBY: I have been happily married for 22 years. We have three beautiful children. We laugh and love a lot. For the past 10 years I have tried to keep a brave face when it comes to my mother-in-law. She often jokes about my appearance (and my mother’s), and sits me down in front … Read more

Hey Republicans, Michigan residents want tougher gun laws, polls | Politics & Elections | Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock Most Michigan residents are in favor of stricter gun laws. When it comes to gun laws, Republican lawmakers in Michigan are hopelessly out of touch. The GOP-controlled state house and senate have even blocked modest gun control measures proposed by Democrats, even after the November 2021 massacre at Oxford High School, … Read more

South Australia police find four guns in Kapunda .’s house, among other things

Two men face court after police find a large amount of weapons in a house in the Barossa Valley, including semi-automatic rifles and four cannons. South Australia police, including investigators from the ballistics section, searched a house in Kapunda last Wednesday and Thursday. A large dagger was also seized by the police. (Supplied: SA Police) … Read more

LA mayoral candidate Rep. Karen Bass stole guns from home

California Congresswoman Karen Bass, who is also running for mayor of Los Angeles, said on Saturday that two guns were stolen from the home. Rep. Bass, 68, released a statement saying she returned home Friday to find her Baldwin Vista home broken into. The weapons – which were “stored safely and securely” – were missing. … Read more