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BUS CARRYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CRASHES IN POLAND,1 DEAD.

Bus carrying people with disabilities crashes in Poland, 1 dead

ewn.co.za

Dec 7, 2018 5:41 AM

The bus was carrying 51 people when it overturned, landing on its side in a ditch near the town of Kazimierzow, local Polkowice county rescue services said on their Facebook page.

WARSAW – A charter bus carrying people with disabilities including children crashed in southwest Poland on Thursday, leaving one passenger dead and 20 others injured, rescue services said.

The bus was carrying 51 people when it overturned, landing on its side in a ditch near the town of Kazimierzow, local Polkowice county rescue services said on their Facebook page.

“One person is dead… the total number of participants in the accident is 51… around 20 are injured including five in a serious condition,” rescue services said.

“Preliminary findings show that the driver lost control of the vehicle.”

The group had been on an excursion to a Christmas market in the southern city of Wroclaw, according to the Polish PAP news agency.

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BHEKI CELE PROMOTES 28,000 COPS THIS YEAR – WITH ANOTHER 40,000 TO COME.

Bheki Cele promotes 28‚000 cops this year – with another 40‚000 to come

sowetanlive.co.za

Dec 7, 2018 7:48 AM
Police Minister Bheki Cele.
Police Minister Bheki Cele. Image: Esa Alexander

Close to 70‚000 police officers will be promoted over the next three years‚ something police minister Bheki Cele said was long overdue.

But‚ the minister said‚ this was not a quick fix to the top.

Speaking to media in Cape Town on Thursday‚ after the SAPS 2018/19 budget vote was tabled‚ Cele and national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole‚ said the first phase of the post regrades would see 28‚000 officers being promoted. The remaining women and men in blue were to be promoted in the following two financial years.

“In three years‚ they would all have been finalised and thereafter go into a normal cycle of promotion. We’ll try hard not to have this kind of situation where people are stagnant and don’t grow‚” said Cele.

In total‚ according to a press release issued by the SA Government News Agency‚ 69‚219 members within grades five and seven were long overdue for progression considerations.

“We are pleased to announce the grade progression of members in the service. There will be a regrading of certain categories‚ which will increase the number of people promoted‚” Cele said.

Sitole said there would be other officers regraded this year‚ apart from the 28‚000.

“Over and above the 28 000‚ we then have grading in respect of the special task force‚ counter assault team‚ national intervention unit and tactical response team. Then we have the protectors‚ which will have two gradings. Close protectors will be on warrant officer level and static protectors at sergeant level‚” he said.

He said the regradings were effective November 1.

“Joining SAPS should be seen and promoted as a career of choice. We are calling on the management to follow due process during the promotions and ensure deserving members are promoted in the near future‚” said Cele.

SHOCKING PICS AS BULLETT BATTERED SIX MEXICAN COPS AS GANG MEMBERS TRY TO FREE A PRISONER.

Six cops were killed, one cop was injured and one attacker was injured and captured

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THESE are the shocking pictures of six police officers who were massacred in a brutal shootout with a gang trying to free a prisoner.

The shootout happened when police were attacked while transporting a prisoner by the armed group travelling in at least three vehicles.

 Six police were killed during a brutal shootout with a Mexican gang
Six police were killed during a brutal shootout with a Mexican gang

A frightened resident filmed from a balcony a man and a child taking cover behind a low wall as multiple gunshots has can be heard.

Six officers were killed and one was hospitalised in the attack that happened in the Jalisco state in the western part of Mexico on Tuesday.

Authorities have opened an investigation and the area is under surveillance.

Marisela Gomez Cobo, the attorney general of Jalisco, said the gunmen were travelling in three vehicles and attacked the state police patrol near a highway in the town of La Huerta.

 The police were killed while transporting a prisoner
The police were killed while transporting a prisoner

She said one of the attackers was captured and wounded.

The army and police sent in additional forces by helicopter to transport them.

The other five attackers escaped by setting up two roadblocks with stolen vehicles that were set on fire.

It is common for Mexican drug cartels to use these types of barricades to cover their escapes.

 Newly-elected Mexican president Manuel Lopez Obrador said homicides have been down since he was sworn into office
Newly-elected Mexican president Manuel Lopez Obrador said homicides have been down since he was sworn into office

The state is home to the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel and the Mexican government and the US government have been trying to catch the suspected leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, or “El Mencho”.

Since the arrest of suspected Sinaloa leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who is currently on trial in New York, the Jalisco cartel is considered the most powerful cartel in the state.

Newly-elected Mexican president Manuel Lopez Obrador said in his first press conference homicides were down in the first weekend he has been in office.

He has also proposed using the military as a base to create a National Guard to take on heavily armed drug cartels and other criminal gangs.

The Jalisco cartel has previously carried out direct attacks against the police and the army.

In 2015 they shot down a Mexican military helicopter and killed six soldiers.

OVER 30,000 POLICE OFFICERS TO BE PROMOTED.

Over 30,000 police officers to be promoted

citizen.co.za

Dec 6, 2018 1:22 PM

The arrangement comes after months of negotiations with unions.

National Public Order Policing Reserve Unit members are seen during a parade at the Tshwane SAPS training academy, 16 March 2018, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles
National Public Order Policing Reserve Unit members are seen during a parade at the Tshwane SAPS training academy, 16 March 2018, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

More than 28,000 South African police officers who are overdue for promotions will move one step up the ladder between now and March 31 next year, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Thursday.

Briefing journalists on Thursday, Cele and national police commissioner Khehla Sitole said in addition to the overdue promotions, another 3,000 officers – mostly in the police’s specialised units – would have their posts regraded.

The arrangement comes after months of negotiations with unions who have been complaining that some of their members had not been promoted for over a decade, creating massive backlogs.

“We have designed an implementation plan for both the regrading as well as the promotion and this particular implementation plan shall also include some reviews in certain of the categories as we continue to implement,” said Sitole.

“Presently there is a current action plan… this immediate plan is a funded plan.”

Cele said the SA police service would not be getting new money from the fiscus for the promotions, but would have to find the money in the current budget by delaying and scaling down on other programmes.

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