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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993
A distraught Saugus man who told sheriff's deputies that he was armed and shouted that they should kill him was arrested after he was shot with a rubber bullet, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Sunday. Joseph Ferrante, 26, suffered a bruised abdomen in the 11 p.m. Saturday incident that unfolded on the front lawn of a house in the 21100 block of Cedar Falls Drive, Sgt. Mike Morton said. Deputies went to the house to investigate a report of a fight and saw Ferrante outside.
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WORLD
June 15, 2013 | By Glen Johnson and Jeffrey Fleishman
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Hundreds of riot police firing tear gas stormed a central Istanbul park Saturday, tearing down tents and clearing out demonstrators in a bold, if politically risky, move by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stem more than two weeks of antigovernment protests. The police assault at twilight sent hundreds of protesters scurrying for cover as street clashes echoed through the city. The swift and overwhelming action by security forces highlighted the country's deepening political divide and the potential danger Erdogan faces in further provoking a large segment of Turks critical of what they see as his authoritarian tendencies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
A Ventura man remained under observation Sunday at Ventura County Medical Center after police shot him with rubber bullets following a bar fight in the early morning hours. Kenneth Lee Andrews, 42, allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband during an altercation at Billy O's Restaurant in the 2000 block of Main Street, said a spokesperson from the Ventura Police Department. One of the bar's patrons stuck him with a bottle and took his handgun, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2013 | By Tony Perry
San Diego police shot and killed a suspected gas station robber who had fled into a residential neighborhood, taken hostages and attempted to escape in a stolen car, authorities said. Two nearby schools were locked down for two hours, officials said. The incident began when a man, described as being in his 30s, robbed a gas station at gunpoint Friday morning and fled into the Bay Terraces neighborhood. He broke into a home, shot the homeowner in the foot and ran to an adjacent home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A local man who allegedly charged at police after an argument with his estranged wife was shot three times with hard rubber bullets that officers use to subdue suspects, authorities said Sunday. Sergio Munoz, 24, received cuts and scrapes in the Saturday night incident that occurred near Hubbard Street and Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley Police Sgt. Karl Becker said. Munoz was treated at Simi Valley Hospital, then taken to a county mental health center in Ventura for evaluation, Becker said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 600 Latino and African American inmates battled with homemade knives and broomsticks in maximum-security dormitories at Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho Sunday before dozens of jail guards firing rubber bullets broke up the melee, authorities said. Eighty inmates were injured, including 24 who were hospitalized with stab wounds, severe cuts and head injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1990 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A four-hour standoff between San Diego police and a gunman entrenched in his former girlfriend's Mira Mesa home ended Friday when a SWAT officer shot the gunman with a rubber bullet, bringing him to his knees but not seriously injuring him, authorities said. Bill McHugh, 20, was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a wound to his left ear, and released into police custody, said hospital spokeswoman Edie High.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In breaking up an unruly crowd this week at Florence and Normandie avenues, Los Angeles police fired rounds of foam rubber bullets, a new and relatively untested post-riot addition to the department's formidable arsenal. The new bullets, which are actually cylindrical projectiles resembling chunks of sausage, are intended to disperse crowds without causing serious injury. Officers fire a cartridge of projectiles from a .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2000 | KENNETH REICH and JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles police fired rubber bullets Sunday into a crowd of people demonstrating against police brutality near the LAPD's downtown headquarters, breaking up an unauthorized splinter group of marchers who threw bottles, vandalized bus stops and yelled obscenities.
NEWS
January 4, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Large portions of Jerusalem were paralyzed for much of Sunday while thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the excavation of ancient burial grounds as the Israeli capital expands its road network. Police fired rubber bullets and tear-gas grenades to disperse the throngs of black-coated, black-hatted men as they demonstrated at a dozen points around Mea Shearim, the city's main ultra-Orthodox section, which they barricaded with burning tires and garbage bins.
WORLD
March 7, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A 22-year-old Palestinian college student died Thursday of wounds suffered when he was shot in the head with a rubber-coated bullet by Israeli soldiers two weeks ago.   Muhammad Asfour of the village of Aboud, 13 miles northwest of Ramallah, was taking part in a demonstration in his village when he was hit in the face by the bullet, which fractured his skull, news agencies reported. He was first taken to Rafidia Hospital in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and later transferred to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, where he was pronounced dead Thursday morning.
OPINION
October 20, 2012
Re "Killings at border draw scrutiny," Oct. 18 It's hard to comprehend that our Border Patrol agents fire live ammunition at rock throwers, sometimes with deadly consequences. One solution would be to have agents be required to carry two weapons: one weapon loaded with live rounds, the other with rubber bullets. The guards could then protect themselves while having the option of repelling rock attacks with less-than-deadly force. Richard Parr Santa Monica ALSO: Letters: The assessor scandal and Prop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2012 | Joel Rubin
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said after an initial review of last week's skirmish between officers and protesters during downtown's monthly Art Walk event that he believes the department "overall responded appropriately. " He added that department officials were conducting a more thorough review of the night's events, in which they would look into whether the "hard-line enforcement" approach that police took was necessary. "I would much prefer to resolve these things through negotiation and cooperation, rather than hard-line enforcement," he said.
WORLD
November 20, 2011 | By Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
One protester was killed and more than 600 others were injured Saturday in clashes with riot police in Tahrir Square, a fierce battle of tear gas, rubber bullets and stones that was one of the most violent since the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak nine months ago. At least one other protester was killed in Alexandria, where demonstrations and clashes also took place, wire reports said. Another eruption of anger at the ruling military council before next week's parliamentary elections, the fighting broke out when security forces moved to evacuate about 200 protesters who had staged a sit-in late Friday.
WORLD
April 20, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
A new Egyptian government investigation into the nearly-three-week revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February paints a sinister portrait of a desperate police state relying on snipers, thugs and other forces that led to the deaths of at least 846 people. The lead judge on the fact-finding commission said Tuesday that Mubarak was at least indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of protesters at the hands of police officers and Interior Ministry agents.
WORLD
March 14, 2011 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
— Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government demonstrators blocking access to the financial district of Bahrain's capital on Sunday, as sectarian tension escalated in this tiny island kingdom. The clashes began early Sunday after protesters set up barricades across a main road into downtown Manama and turned away motorists headed for work. Dozens of policemen in riot gear forced the demonstrators back in a series of clashes over two hours, witnesses said.
WORLD
March 11, 2011 | By Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times
Saudi security forces on Thursday dispersed a protest by Shiite Muslims in restive Eastern province with percussion grenades and rubber bullets, wounding five people, witnesses in the city of Qatif said. The crackdown heightened fear that nationwide demonstrations scheduled in Saudi Arabia for Friday could turn violent. The Shiite minority has long complained about religious and employment discrimination in the Sunni Muslim-dominated kingdom. They have been holding more frequent protests in the last few weeks, demanding equal treatment and the freeing of political prisoners.
WORLD
February 17, 2011 | By Ned Parker and Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Security forces in tiny but strategic Bahrain launched a brutal assault early Thursday against at least 1,000 defiant anti-government protesters, including children, camped out in tents in the capital's Pearl Square. At least two were killed and 50 hurt. Update, 5:53 a.m.: Death toll: Three people were killed and 231 wounded in a police operation to clear protesters from a Manama square Thursday, Bahrain's health minister said. Faisal bin Yaqoob al-Hamer told Reuters that 36 people were still being treated, including one in intensive care.
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