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Friend who ran from Lawrence murder says police should DROP

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The friend of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who managed to escape a gang of youths after they stabbed the A Level pupil, says that the hunt for the killers should be dropped. Duwayne Brooks, 38, who fled after a gang of racist thugs began attacking him and Stephen, says that it is time for police to abandon their search for the three other killers after two of the yobs were jailed for life last year. On Monday it will be twenty years since the pair were attacked by five teenagers and Stephen was fatally stabbed. After a huge police operation, that involved officers bugging properties, two of the gang - Gary Dobson and David Norris - were finally found guilty last year and imprisoned, The Liberal Democrat councillor for Lewisham says that money should instead be channelled into other murder cases. He says it is time for the numerous investigations and inquiries to end. He said: 'If you let your emotions lead you don't want the police to stop looking, you want them to spend as much

Yet another thing they will charge to the taxpayer!

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The House of Commons is to be installed with mains plugs to allow MPs to use their mobiles while they are supposed to be listening to debates. Plans are being drawn up to fit 72 double sockets across the chamber. The bill for the works on the Grade I-listed building is expected to top more than a whopping £5,000. Plans have been drawn up to fit the chamber with 72 double plug sockets The move is likely to reignite concerns that MPs are too busy working on their mobiles and other handheld devices to listen to other Members during debates. MPs were given the green light to take iPads and Blackberrys into the Commons chamber to 'tweet' comments during debates in March 2011. They were told that the use of smartphones is permitted in the chamber – so long as they are on silent, and they do so 'with decorum and regard for others'. More... Bercow under fire for 'shutting down' questions about his tax bill for grand grace and favour apartment in Parliament MPs c

Death toll rises to 15 and SIXTY people still missing in Texas town devastated

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The bodies of 15 people have been recovered after the enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left about 200 people injured, authorities said Friday. Twelve bodies were taken out of the remains of the plant, another two were found in an apartment complex nearby and a man living in a nursing home died after being evacuated, according to the Houston Chronicle. Senator John Cornyn said on Friday that 60 people are still unaccounted for, but authorities hope that number will drop. When the call came on Wednesday evening about a blaze at the fertilizer plant, volunteer firefighter Morris Bridges picked up his 2-year-old son, Jaimeson, said 'Daddy loves you,' and kissed him goodbye. Bridges, 41, a father of three, has not been seen since. His family have not definitively been told that he is dead but they believe he has died. 'As soon as a call would go out, Morris would be the first one there,' said his wife, Carmen

Mother says a purse uncovered in the Tennessee hills

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Tennessee investigators and the mother of a nursing student missing for two years say a purse found this week is not that of missing nursing student Holly Bobo. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Friday that Bobo's mother had seen a photo of the recovered purse two days ago and thought it was her daughter's. But after seeing it in person Friday, Karen Bobo said it wasn't. Neighborhood dogs had found the purse in the hills in west Tennessee on Wednesday, prompting a search for other clues. But nothing was found. Major breakthrough: A dog found what was believed to be nursing student Holly Bobo's bag (pictured) more than two years after she went missing in rural Tennessee Tragic beauty: The bright-eyed 20-year-old college student Holly Bobo was allegedly abducted by a man who led her into the woods in April 2011, never to be seen again Holly Bobo was last seen April 13, 2011, when her brother said he saw a man in hunting clothes l

Boston Marathon bombing suspect NOT read his Miranda rights

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A Justice Department official says the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception. That official and a second person briefed on the investigation says 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be questioned by a special interrogation team for high-value suspects. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose the information publicly. Rights revoked: A Justice Department official says Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, will not be read his Miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception Serious condition: This still frame from video shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev visible through an ambulance after he was captured in Watertown, Massachusetts on Friday, April 19, 2013 The public safety exception permits law enforcement officials to engage in a limited and focused unwarned interrogation of a suspect and allows th