Gang supplying mobile phone SIM cards to Maoists busted in UP

Lucknow, May 9 — A major gang providing pre-activated SIM cards to Maoists in other states has been busted by the Lucknow police crime branch, police said Wednesday.

Two people were arrested late Tuesday in the operation. Thirty-seven BSNL SIM cards, 82 CAFs (Customer Authentication Forms), 82 identity proofs and 80 passport-size photographs were recovered [...]

Text messages among visitors escalated Playland fracas, Westchester police chief tells legislators

WHITE PLAINS — A fracas at Playland Amusement Park in Rye that began after Muslim women were barred from some rides due to their traditional head scarves escalated when parkgoers alerted each other via text messages, the county police commissioner said Tuesday.

In all, 15 people were arrested in the Aug. 30 incident.

With the [...]

Facebook teen nicked for inciting murder of police officers

A teenager who called for a million police officers to be killed on Facebook has been jailed for 33 months.

Amed Pelle of Nottingham logged onto the social networking site hours before recent rioting in he city to encourage his friends to murder police officers.

Posts made on the network detailed shops later targeted for [...]

Facebook riot invitation lands Bangor man, 21, in jail

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for four months after posting an invitation to start a riot which appeared on Facebook for 20 minutes.

David Glyn Jones, of Bangor, Gwynedd, told friends: “Let’s start Bangor riots”, Caernarfon magistrates heard.

The court heard an ex-colleague saw the post and alerted the police.

Jones, who admitted an [...]