Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty
An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.
Two Australian men, one of whom held dual citizenship with New Zealand, were killed in a US predator drone strike in November in Yemen, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
The men were killed during a counterterrorism drone strike along with three known al-Qaida operatives. Their identities were later confirmed by DNA tests, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday according to the AP.
The New Zealand man had attended a terrorist training camp and was being watched by intelligence agencies, Key added.
Australian officials released a short statement about both men, but did not give further details.
"We understand the men were killed during a counterterrorism operation and do not intend to discuss its details," the statement said.
An Australian newspaper reported earlier Wednesday the two men were killed in November by a Predator drone strike on five al-Qaeda militants travelling in a convoy of cars in Yemen.
The United States’ use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists has come under intense scrutiny both inside the US and overseas.
Civilian deaths have also angered Yemeni and Pakistani officials, who have strongly opposed the US drone campaign.
US President Barack Obama and his administration have defended the practice, saying drone strikes have saved lives as they are less deadly than sending in troops.
did he give her 2 thumbs up?
Yes, he did. Vlad approves of protesting in this manner.
My name is Vladimir Putin, and I approve this message. (By the way, what she has written on her back literally means “Suck a dick, Putin”)
Merkel’s reaction to boobies…
Every time I look out the window and see a bird flying around, I double check to make sure it’s not a drone.