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Senior Asian Australian protestor sustains brain bleed, neck injury during arrest

  • Danny Lim, a well-known street activist in Australia, has been released from the hospital after sustaining injuries during a police confrontation in Sydney earlier this week.
  • The 78-year-old former politician was placed in handcuffs on Tuesday morning after allegedly refusing to leave the area outside Queen Victoria Building in the Central Business District.
  • As deputies tried to arrest Lim, he fell to the ground, which resulted in a fractured skull, brain bleeding, a neck injury and broken facial bones.
  • The Malaysian-born activist was released from St. Vincent’s Hospital on Thursday morning with a neck brace and a plan for “ongoing monitoring.”
  • The incident is currently being investigated by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, a permanent independent investigative body tasked with overseeing the police force.

Danny Lim, a popular Malaysian-born Australian activist, has been released from the hospital after sustaining injuries while being arrested in Sydney’s Central Business District earlier this week.

Lim, 78, is known for protesting peacefully on the streets with signs written on sandwich boards. He is also a former politician who served as councilor for the municipality of Strathfield from 2008 to 2012.

Retired police captain in Idaho outed as white supremacist

  • A retired police captain in Idaho is being investigated after it was discovered that he maintained ties with white supremacist groups during and after his tenure with the Boise Police Department.
  • Twitter user Molly Conger exposed former police caption Matthew Bryngelson’s involvement in a conference organized by American Renaissance, a website that promotes white supremacist views.
  • Bryngelson was reportedly set to present a talk entitled “The Vilification of Police and What it Means for America” under the pseudonym Daniel Vinyard, the name of a neo-Nazi character in the 1998 film “American History X.”
  • Bryngelson’s white supremacist views were also in full display in a video interview he did with American Renaissance founder Jared Taylor, in which he tried to justify the killings of Black men by police officers.
  • Bryngelson was also one of the officers who filed a complaint against former Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee that led to the latter’s eventual resignation.
  • Boise Mayor Lauren McLean called Bryngelson’s white supremacist activities “racist, dehumanizing propaganda” and ordered a full investigation on the matter.

A retired police captain in Idaho has been discovered to have had ties with white supremacist groups during his tenure with the Boise Police Department. 

Matthew Bryngelson, whose 22-year career in law enforcement ended with his retirement in August, appears on the speaker list of a conference organized by American Renaissance, a website that promotes white supremacist views. 

Montreal community demands answers after police shoot man during mental health call

Ronny Kay family rally
  • About 150 people gathered at a march at Sun-Yat-Sen Park in Montreal on Sunday to demand justice for the death of Ronny Kay, a Chinese man fatally shot by police on Nuns’ Island on Sept. 17.
  • Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) officers arrived near the intersection of René-Lévesque Boulevard and Berlioz Street on Nuns’ Island at around 12:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a man holding what seemed to be a gun. The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), a police watchdog, later said the gun was an imitation.
  • A responding officer fired at least one shot at Kay after he allegedly pointed the object in their direction. He was immediately taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Michelle Kay, the man’s sister, said Montreal police only contacted them once following her brother’s death and that they have not heard anything from the authorities aside from the BEI investigators.
  • The Kay family has issued an open letter addressed to BEI Director Pierre Goulet, Quebec’s chief coroner Pascale Descary and interim SPVM Chief Sophie Roy, among others, demanding an inquest, access to psychosocial services for the family and condolences from the SPVM.

Supporters joined the family and friends of a man fatally shot by police on Nun’s Island in Montreal in September as they marched through Montreal’s Chinatown demanding answers.

About 150 people gathered at the march in Sun-Yat-Sen Park on Sunday to demand a coroner’s inquest into the killing of Ronny Kay, 38, and reforms to how authorities handle cases of people in distress.

4 men wanted for stealing Tesla outside Japanese restaurant in Tennessee

MEMPHIS SUSPECTS
  • Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are looking for four men who allegedly stole a Tesla from outside the Osaka Japanese Cuisine restaurant on Poplar Avenue on Saturday night.
  • The suspects arrived in a black Infiniti sedan, which parked near the Tesla.
  • The electric car’s built-in GPS system helped the owner track it down 5 miles (approximately 8.05 kilometers) away.
  • The Tesla’s built-in cameras also captured sharp images of the suspects, who were all seen wearing black.

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are looking for four men accused of stealing a Tesla from outside a local Japanese restaurant on Saturday.

The suspects arrived in a black Infiniti sedan, which parked near the Tesla outside Osaka Japanese Cuisine on Poplar Avenue.

S. Korean president apologizes for deadly Seoul Halloween crush

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  • On Monday, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol offered an apology for the deadly crowd crush that killed at least 156 people and injured 197 victims.
  • The Halloween crush happened on the night of Oct. 29, after thousands of partygoers flocked to a narrow alley in Seoul’s Itaewon district.
  • Yoon, whose approval rating dropped in the incident’s aftermath, denounced the authorities' poor handling of the incident and pledged that a thorough investigation will be conducted.
  • It was initially revealed that people had warned of an impending danger in the hours leading up to the tragedy.
  • Based on police data made public on Sunday, the first police squad to arrive at the scene showed up nearly 85 minutes after the deadly crush occurred.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has publicly apologized for the deadly crowd crush that killed at least 156 people and injured 197 victims.

The Halloween crush happened on the night of Oct. 29, after thousands of partygoers flocked to a narrow alley in Seoul’s Itaewon district.

Canadian police begin investigation into Chinese ‘police stations’ operating in Greater Toronto Area

  • Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stated that it is conducting an investigation into alleged criminal activity at the Chinese police stations reportedly set up in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • "The (force) takes threats to the security of individuals living in Canada very seriously and is aware that foreign states may seek to intimidate or harm communities or individuals within Canada," RCMP spokesperson Camille Boily-Lavoie told CP24. "As the RCMP is currently investigating the incident, there will be no further comment on the matter at this time.”
  • Spanish-based non-government organization Safeguard Defenders has been looking into what it has deemed a coordinated effort by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to force Chinese nationals living abroad accused of fraud to return home.
  • The consulate general of the People’s Republic of China in Canada denied the stations’ involvement in “any criminal investigation or relevant activity,” noting that their local volunteers are not Chinese police officers.

Canada’s national police service has announced that it has begun an investigation into alleged criminal activity at the Chinese police stations reportedly set up in Ontario.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) revealed the investigation in a statement to CP24 without specifying the nature of the reported criminal activity nor the locations of the so-called police stations in the Greater Toronto Area.

Taiwanese Canadian Mountie fatally stabbed by homeless man while on duty in Vancouver

  • Const. Shaelyn Yang, a 31-year-old member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was fatally stabbed while on duty by a homeless man during an altercation at a local park in Vancouver on Tuesday.
  • Authorities have not released the details surrounding the altercation that led to Yang’s death.
  • The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Jongwon Ham, was also reportedly shot during the altercation. Ham remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • Ham currently faces first-degree murder charges.
  • A fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe by Yang’s family and friends for her family’s expenses through the tragic loss.

A Taiwanese Canadian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was fatally stabbed by a homeless man while on duty at a local park in Vancouver.

Const. Shaelyn Yang, a 31-year-old officer who worked in the Burnaby mental health and homelessness outreach team, was called to accompany a parks employee to advise a homeless man who camped out in a tent at Broadview Park just after 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday. 

Las Vegas cop of 23 years killed in late-night shootout

  • Truong Thai, a 23-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), was killed in a shootout with a suspect on Thursday.
  • Thai, 49, and another officer were responding to a domestic disturbance call at around 1 a.m. when the suspect, 24-year-old Tyson Hampton, shot Thai and a civilian.
  • Hampton, who was immediately arrested, was previously convicted of drawing a deadly weapon in a threatening manner.
  • In a statement, the LVMPD described Thai as a “dedicated” and “passionate” veteran of the force.
  • A vigil will be held for Thai at Sunset Park on Saturday.

A Las Vegas police officer of 23 years was killed in a shootout with a suspect after midnight on Thursday.

Truong Thai, 49, died of a gunshot wound to the torso while being transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. The suspect, Tyson Hampton, 24, was taken into custody.

NYPD cop of 18 years charged with hate crime over anti-Muslim attack

  • The New York Police Department fired Riggs Kwong, an 18-year veteran, on Sept. 6 for his alleged involvement in an anti-Muslim attack earlier this year.
  • Kwong, 50, is facing multiple charges — including hate crimes — for the Jan. 16 road rage incident, which allegedly saw him pummel, spit on and use anti-Muslim language toward 32-year-old Abdul Motalab.
  • As heard in his own cellphone recording, Kwong referred to Motalab as a “terrorist,” “Mr. Mohammed, “Al Qaeda” and “ISIS” during their altercation.
  • Kwong is also accused of making a false statement in which he claimed that Motalab had thrown the first punch.
  • Motalab, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with drunk driving after reportedly admitting to having three beers before driving.

An officer who spent the last 18 years with the New York Police Department has been fired from the force due to his alleged involvement in an anti-Muslim attack earlier this year.

Riggs Kwong, 50, is facing multiple charges — including hate crimes — for the Jan. 16 road rage incident, which allegedly saw him pummel, spit on and use anti-Muslim language toward a 32-year-old man.

Man shot dead in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Seattle’s Chinatown
  • A 35-year-old man was shot dead at the intersection of 13th Ave. South and South Lane Street in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Thursday.
  • Seattle police are currently investigating the incident and searching for the perpetrator, who fled the scene.
  • Police have not made any arrests as of this writing.
  • Information about the suspect and potential motives behind the incident have yet to be released.

An investigation is underway after a man was fatally shot in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District on Thursday.

Seattle Police Department officers responding to the intersection of 13th Ave. South and South Lane Street after 2 p.m. found a 35-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Report: China’s unofficial ‘police stations’ operating under the radar in London, other parts of the world

China Transnational Police
  • Spain-based nonprofit Safeguard Defenders released a report on Sept. 12 accusing China of setting up unofficial police stations in London and other parts of the world.
  • According to the report, China has set up 54 “overseas police service centers” worldwide operated by Chinese community groups associated with the Chinese Communist Party.
  • The centers, dubbed the “110 overseas service stations” after the country’s police emergency phone number, provide assistance to Chinese nationals residing abroad in handling paperwork.
  • The growing number of such informal police stations comes amid accusations that Beijing has been harassing political dissidents living abroad.
  • “In general, these stations have both a good and a bad purpose,” Safeguard Defenders Director Peter Dahlin was quoted as saying. “They are there to help say Chinese tourists who get into trouble, they can act as a liaison with the local police, they can help out, basically. The problem is they are not properly registered as [agents for the police] in these different countries.”
  • So far, 36 stations have been built in 16 European countries, including France, Spain, Britain and Germany, while the rest can be found in the Americas, Asia and Africa.

Informal police stations operated by Chinese community groups associated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have sprouted in London, a new report claims. 

China has reportedly set up 54 “overseas police service centers” worldwide as part of its growing international network of CCP-backed agencies built in recent years, according to Spain-based nonprofit Safeguard Defenders.

California sheriff’s deputy charged with murdering Vietnamese married couple in their home

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  • Devin Williams Jr., a 24-year-old deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, allegedly fatally shot a Vietnamese married couple in their home on Colebrook Lane, California, on Sept. 7.
  • Dublin Police Services found Maria Tran, a 42-year-old nurse, and Benison Tran, a 57-year-old retired civil engineer, with gunshot wounds to their heads and necks.
  • Williams Jr. turned himself in nearly 11 hours after the shooting and was charged with two counts of murder with special circumstances.
  • The motive behind the shooting is still being investigated. However, the defendant’s father revealed that his son was in a “dating relationship” with Maria.
  • Williams Jr. is currently being held in a Santa Rita jail where he once worked while awaiting his arraignment.

An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy in California allegedly shot and killed a married couple in their home while family members were present. 

Dublin Police Services responded to a double shooting at a home on Colebrook Lane, where they found 42-year-old Maria Tran and 57-year-old Benison Tran with gunshot wounds to their heads and necks on Sept. 7, according to reports.