Police: Stamford dentist slashed neck of woman in love triangle


STAMFORD — A local dentist has been indicted for attempted murder after New York police say she attacked her former fiancé’s new girlfriend with a razor blade.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. said Alika Crew, 42, of New Rochelle, N.Y., has been indicted by a Grand Jury

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Masks compulsory in England today but police won’t be needed to enforce rule, minister says

Police are not expected to be called in to enforce the compulsory wearing of face masks in shops in England from Friday, a minister has said. - OLI SCARFF/AFP
Police are not expected to be called in to enforce the compulsory wearing of face masks in shops in England from Friday, a minister has said. – OLI SCARFF/AFP

Police are not expected to be called in to enforce the compulsory wearing of face masks in shops in England from Friday, a minister has said. 

Health minister Helen Whately told the BBC: “There is the option of the police to get involved for enforcement and for there to be fines, but I really don’t think we will need to go down that line because most people will follow the rules and take this very seriously. 

“People don’t want to see the Covid-19 rate go up again. People know that by wearing a face mask it’s about protecting those around you – particularly the most vulnerable – and making sure we do not get increased rates of Covid-19 which could mean

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‘Unrealistic and unfair’ to expect police to enforce face coverings in shops, says Police Federation

Shoppers on Regent Street, as the Government confirms that it will soon be mandatory to wear a face mask in shops - Dominic Lipinski/PA
Shoppers on Regent Street, as the Government confirms that it will soon be mandatory to wear a face mask in shops – Dominic Lipinski/PA

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What happened today

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‘Unrealistic and unfair’ to patrol the aisles

Police have raised concerns that enforcing face mask rules in shops is “unrealistic and unfair,” if shoppers refuse to wear face coverings in England.

The Police Federation, representing rank and file officers, said it was “unrealistic and unfair” to expect them to patrol the aisles looking for people breaking the coronavirus regulations.

John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Policing the wearing of face coverings in shops can’t be a priority because we simply don’t have the resources.”

He added: “Only as this last resort should the police get involved.

“To expect my colleagues to be policing the

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Women say they were groped, violated by police during L.A. curfew arrests

Julia Dupuis, 21, photographed Sunday, says an LAPD officer groped her June 2 as she was being arrested on a curfew violation while participating in a demonstration. <span class="copyright">(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Julia Dupuis, 21, photographed Sunday, says an LAPD officer groped her June 2 as she was being arrested on a curfew violation while participating in a demonstration. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

It was just getting dark when Julia Dupuis was handcuffed on a curfew violation and walked by two Los Angeles police officers to a fence on the side of an empty church, beyond the watchful eye of nearby apartment residents and a good 15 feet from the next protester.

“Do you think it’s a female?” she heard one of the male cops say to the other, with a laugh.

Dupuis, who is gender nonconforming but identifies as a woman, felt paralyzed with fear. The officers had already taken her ID, which identifies her as female, and asked her name. They didn’t appear confused about her gender, she said, just keen to mock it.

One of the officers

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Minneapolis council to vote on abolishing police; Elijah McClain’s death investigation reopened

The Minneapolis city council took a first step Friday toward abolishing the city’s police department, a move protesters have repeatedly called for during the month since George Floyd was killed as one of the city’s officers knelt on his neck.

Nationally, the House passed its own police reform package that would end certain legal protections for officers accused of misconduct and ban chokeholds. 

Meanwhile, protests continue around the U.S., including in Kentucky where social justice groups continue to demand the officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death be arrested. In Seattle, some protesters in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or Capitol Hill Organized Protest said they will stay despite the mayor’s plan to wind down the zone. 

There was also a standoff between protesters and authorities at the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Protesters had vowed to tear down the statue, but law enforcement responded with police presence and

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LAUSD board to decide whether to defund school police

Students and community members marched June 16 from the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex to L.A. Unified headquarters, where they urged the district to defund school police. <span class="copyright">(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Students and community members marched June 16 from the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex to L.A. Unified headquarters, where they urged the district to defund school police. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A uniformed and armed school police officer pepper-sprays students at a campus in Los Angeles. Is that excessive force, even police brutality, or a rare but justifiable de-escalation of an incident that otherwise could have become more dangerous?

As the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education debates the future of its 471-member police department Tuesday, two distinct interpretations are emerging from similar data on police involvement at schools: one points toward eliminating officers on campus; the other toward keeping them in place.

The seven-member L.A. Board of Education on Tuesday will consider three competing resolutions. Board member Monica Garcia has proposed essentially eliminating the department in a phased approach beginning July 1, 2021. Her plan has

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Man Interrupts Fitness Class, Refuses To Leave Until Police Come

AURORA, IL — A white man taunted a fitness class of mostly Black women working out at It’s Fit Time in Aurora and only stopped once police were called, according to a report by the Aurora Beacon-News. The man approached the women exercising June 6 in the business’ parking lot and harassed them for about 45 minutes, the report states.

Certified personal trainer Asafonie Obed, of Aurora, told the City Council and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin about the experience during an online meeting earlier this month. Obed said she was working outside at the predominantly Black gym when the man came over to the women and immediately began to act “very hostile” toward them.

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“The first thing he said was, ‘What are y’all doing here?’ and ‘I pay taxes,'” Obed said. “I’m a tax-paying citizen. I’m a resident as well. I

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