August 1, 2007 |
For years, police in New Jersey have had only one option when confronted by an attacker: Shoot to kill. In most other states, police have several less-lethal options, including beanbag guns and rubber bullets. Yesterday, New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram gave the official go-ahead for Garden State police to use less-lethal, non-penetrating ammunition in situations where deadly force is justified. Stun guns remain prohibited, Milgram's spokesman Peter Aseltine said.
January 17, 1989 |
New rubber bullets have been blamed for the deaths of four Arab youths in five days, raising concern the ammunition may be more lethal than earlier rubber rounds used to combat the Palestinian uprising. The victims, two girls and two teen-age boys, were struck in the head with the spherical pellets when Israeli soldiers opened fire to quell demonstrations in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, Arab doctors said yesterday. The deaths came during a round of violent clashes between soldiers and stone-throwing protesters that have left 10 Palestinians dead since Thursday.
September 20, 1988 |
Israeli soldiers confiscated the passports of five American travelers in the occupied West Bank and accused them of participating in a protest that troops dispersed with rubber bullets, military and other sources said yesterday. The Americans, activists on a private fact-finding tour in the occupied territories, denied the allegations, saying they were observers. Meanwhile, in a new offensive against Palestinian activists in the occupied lands, Israel closed adult education programs in the West Bank yesterday, prompting protests by hundreds of Palestinians, witnesses said.
June 9, 1989 |
Xie Wei, a 30-year-old University of Pennsylvania student visiting his family in Beijing, knew it was foolish to walk the streets during the bloody June 3 massacre. But Xie, who flew back from China yesterday after a three-week visit, said he and his sister, a student in Beijing, just had to see for themselves what was happening. "As we walked toward Tiananmen Square, we heard gunfire and saw trucks full of soldiers moving slowly through the street," Xie said in an interview in his University City apartment.
June 27, 2005
TWENTY YEARS and five weeks after the last unemployed and most vile of scum (MOVE) attempted to hold our city hostage, here we are again with their proteges, whom we'll call the Puppeteers. And like our altercations with the previously mentioned derelicts, it has led to another Philly officer murdered. I know I speak for many when I say the signal has been given to take the rubber bullets out, and let's give these little anarchists/puppet makers/welfare-drawing degenerates the lifetime jobs they've been clamoring for . . . as corpses.
March 13, 1998 |
Stone-throwing protests swept the West Bank yesterday for the third straight day since three Palestinians were shot to death at an Israeli army roadblock. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed sympathy to the victims' families yesterday and said "mistakes" were made. Eighteen Palestinians were wounded by rubber bullets in clashes yesterday with Israeli soldiers in five communities, including the victims' village of Dura. Another Palestinian was seriously wounded when an armed Israeli motorist opened fire after protesters stoned his car near Dura.
July 29, 2003 |
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Palestinian demonstrators protesting an Israeli security barrier in the West Bank yesterday. The protest came ahead of a summit today between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President Bush at the White House. The two will discuss how to move ahead with the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan that calls for a Palestinian state by 2005. The discussion follows talks last week that Bush held with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
March 13, 1989 |
A radical Palestinian group said yesterday that two guerrillas killed overnight in southern Lebanon had been on a raid aimed at "retaliating" for the policies of PLO leader Yasir Arafat. The incident was likely to increase Israeli demands that the United States halt its dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization, although Arafat was quoted yesterday as saying he believed that he had done enough to convince Israel that the PLO had renounced terrorism. In a statement, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command said of the raid: "The operation was in retaliation for the submissive policy of Arafat and in support of the uprising of our people in occupied territories.
December 14, 1986
South Africa is not blind to what it has done. It has rung down a curtain of silence - "An Iron Curtain," the Johannesburg Star called it - forbidding all accounts of (and participation in) anti-government activity. It has censored the press as it seeks, in extending an emergency decree, to cut the tongue from Pretoria's critics. Foreign Minister Roelof F. Botha knows what it looks like. He assures the clampdown is to save South Africa, not destroy it. "Nothing will remain of democracy," he says, unless normal democratic rules "that we all subscribe to" are suspended.
May 14, 1988 |
Thousands of riot police have been deployed across Jerusalem in a bid to quell Palestinian unrest on the eve of the 21st anniversary of Israel's capture of Arab East Jerusalem. At least 10 Palestinians and four policemen were injured when paramilitary police clashed with demonstrators following Moslem prayers at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan yesterday, police sources said. Officials at a United Nations hospital in Jerusalem said 120 people wounded by rubber bullets and police beatings were treated at the al-Aqsa mosque clinic in the Old City.