By Davon Dean |Staff Writer|
Cal Fire and Emergency medical response team will be sued. (Jan. 21)
Cal fire will be sued by the City of San Bernardino due to the agency not coming to an agreement with the city.
City officials had no choice but to pursue a lawsuit against Cal Fire, forcing the agency to come to a decision to bid on providing fire and EMS services for the city.
Police fight to get no-knock warrant approved. (Jan. 21)
Controversy rose on whether or not the “no-knock warrant” will be beneficial for residents and law-enforcement officials.
According to Carrie Mills, a retired Atlanta police officer who is currently a union rep for the international brotherhood of police officers, feels that based off her experience with warrants this one will be most beneficial for law-enforcement officials.
“No-knock warrants helped close a lot of cases while I was an officer, if we knocked and announced, all evidence is going to be destroyed, “said mills.
Man beats girlfriend with puppy (Jan. 21)
A man who struggles with prior assault charges injured his girlfriend and killed their three-week-old dog.
The girlfriend, Monique Thomas, tells CBS she feared for her safety after her boyfriend was given six months of jail time for beating her and killing their dog.
“All I did was walk behind him, and all of a sudden I turned around and I’m being thrown up against the closet wall, the closet door,” Thomas said.
Scientists slow light to below light speed (Jan. 22)
A team of Scottish scientists have slowed photons—individual particles of light—below the speed of light by sending them through a special mask.
The mask forced the photons to change shape, which is what caused them to slow.
Everyday practical use of the discovery has yet to be discovered.
U.S. officials claim 6,000 ISIS fighters have been killed (Jan. 22)
U.S. diplomatic officials have claimed that approximately 6,000 ISIS fighters have been killed.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wouldn’t confirm the exact number, merely stating that thousands were killed.
U.S. intelligence estimates that ISIS has access to 9,000-18,000 fighters but can draw on thousands of other soldiers from allies according to CNN.com.