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July 18, 1985 | Associated Press
The Education Ministry says the country's universities have had 3,877 incidents of student unrest since plainclothes police were withdrawn from campuses in March, 1984. A policy paper released Tuesday said more than 985,000 students were involved in the protest actions against the government of President Chun Doo Hwan, and 3,657 were arrested.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
The City Council has approved the purchase of four replacement police vehicles at a total cost of $69,000. The council, without debate and by unanimous vote, responded to a written request by Police Chief David Barr. City Manager Pamela Gibson noted that the city's 1994-95 budget, approved last summer, includes $69,000 for the cars. She said they will be bought through a mass-volume order coordinated by Los Angeles County.
NEWS
January 23, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Hooded demonstrators attacked government buildings in the southern Jordanian city of Maan in protest of the alleged police torture of a youth who later died, witnesses said. They said riot police fired tear gas at scores of protesters who gathered after the funeral of 15-year-old Suleiman Ahmad Fanatsheh, converged on the main police station, fired shotguns at police vehicles and set fire to the building. Police have denied torturing Fanatsheh, who had been arrested on robbery charges.
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November 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Popular anger over corruption and land ownership boiled over during the weekend in a predominantly Roman Catholic region in the south, as thousands of people clashed with police. In a rare case of serious rural troubles, residents and officials in Dong Nai province detailed a series of incidents after protests that began Friday in an area about 80 miles northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. By Saturday, thousands of residents were demonstrating, prompting riot police to intervene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 34-year-old Villa Park woman rammed her car into a Tustin police cruiser Saturday evening, then led officers on a brief chase that ended in a collision involving three police vehicles, authorities said. Officers were responding to a call of a disturbance around 6 p.m. at the Revere House restaurant, owned by Tustin Councilman Mike Doyle, when a police car was suddenly struck by a vehicle driven by Cynthia Louise Writer, said Tustin Police Sgt. Del Pickney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and SOLOMON MOORE and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI launched an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of two robbery suspects by the Los Angeles Police Department's controversial Special Investigations Section. Earlier in the day, a preliminary autopsy report found that the two men were shot in the back. Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael J. Gennaco said he asked for the federal probe into Saturday's shooting to determine whether the officers violated the suspects' civil rights or used excessive force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1992 | AURIANA KOUTNIK
The Pierce College Campus Police will have an easier job enforcing traffic regulations if a proposal for traditional blue uniforms and black-and-white vehicles is approved by Donald C. Phelps, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. Campus Police Capt. Ken Renolds said the khaki uniforms currently worn by the officers and the all-white police vehicles often cause officers to be mistaken for security guards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Flush with nearly $300,000 from a state grant to improve law enforcement, the Police Department will hire several specialists, including a full-time gunsmith. The windfall comes from the Legislature's Citizens' Option for Public Safety programs, which are giving $100 million to police and sheriff's departments across the state. The law mandates that the funds be used to supplement front-line law enforcement, according to department officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995
Placing ads on Oxnard police cars is a great idea. I can see it now. Right next to "Protect and Serve" would be "Fred's Bail Bonds" and "Beat Your Traffic Ticket! Call 1-800-LAWYER." Of course, once you allow ads, you can't discriminate. Thus, we might see our police car bumpers festooned with "Impeach the Mayor," "Free Charles Manson" and "Elmo's All-Nude Dance Parlor." But why stop there? Why not let sponsors buy complete police cars? Then we could have police vehicles festooned like NASCAR racers.
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