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AP's Fernando Vergara photographed police officers escorting alleged drug traffickers at a police station in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday morning. About 22 people were arrested for allegedly smuggling cocaine in a joint operation between Colombian police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, police said. Here is the latest news on the violence in Colombia.  

Posted by Andrea Torres at 11:28 AM on February 9, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Just in case you haven't seen it

A Miami-Dade County police officer crashed her cruiser into a gate after a collision with another car on Saturday. Watch the video.

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Raw video: Police clash

AP photographer Bernat Armangue takes a picture of Palestinians throwing stones at an Israeli Border Police vehicle in Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, Tuesday.  Palestinians scuffled with Israeli security forces in the Shuafat refugee camp Tuesday, after an arrest operation triggered clashes in the camp the day before.  Watch the video.

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Super Bowl tourists, Dave Barry is not kidding

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Columnist Dave Barry gave tourists in Miami  for the Super Bowl some very useful tips that may not be taken seriously -- but they need to be.

Let's start with his mention of the fact that there is  a chance that you may bump into sharks while riding public transportation. Sandy L. Goodrich provided Dave with Exhibit -A. This is evidence that a live nurse shark was riding a Metromover near Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, July 20, 2009.

"We looked at him; he didn't really say anything, " Goodrich, a Miami legal secretary, said of the man clutching the shark. "I was just so freaked out about the shark on the floor."

Surveillance cameras in Overtown showed two  men -- one on a bike and the other on foot -- dragging it down Northwest North River Drive to fish markets in hopes of selling it for $10.

"It was full of flies, " Casablanca Fish Market owner Jorge Sanchez said. "It was still alive. It was dry ... I do buy shark ... not this kind of crazy stuff."

It is clear, Dave is not kidding, so read his column closely.  

Posted by Andrea Torres at 09:08 AM on February 3, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

In gang members' to do list: Tweeting and Facebooking

Police said members of gangs such as the Crips, Bloods, Florencia 13, and MS-13  are increasingly becoming more tech-savvy.

Gangsters have been known to use chatrooms and MySpace, but now they are using Facebook and Twitter more often. They use the social network sites to brag about crimes, threaten rivals, and coordinate drug sales. And police officers are watching.

Detectives are not divulging if they are tracking IP's or how they are identifying the online alias, but their methods have proved successful in the courtroom. Read more.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 12:20 PM on February 2, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Can you identify this guy?

Detectives investigating the murder of aspiring model Paula Sladewski, 26, are looking for this man. Read more.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 10:13 AM on February 2, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

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