Detroit police call for end to paintball war, arrest six people

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City streets laura herbert from member station w d t reports unsolicited social media posts are encouraging the use of paintball guns as an alternative to gun violence in the city detroit police chief james craig says the idea is well intentioned but misguided police officers when confronted with someone with a replica weapon or in this case of paint god they may make the mistake thanking us a real firearm and phil threaten there may be a deadly response to that six people have already been arrested for shooting cars and other property with paintball guns craig says the department will be beefing up enforcement and arresting paintball offenders for npr news i'm laura herbert in detroit you're listening to npr news from washington health officials are still trying to pinpoint the cause of an e coli outbreak that sickened some one hundred people in twenty two states the bacteria was traced her romain lettuce from yuma arizona but the source of the contamination remains unknown one of guatemala's most powerful politicians is dead alvarado arzu former president of wada malla and mayor of guatemala city died yesterday afternoon maria martin has more from antigua alberta worse who was playing golf with friends when he suffered a heart attack the influential politician had served as president of what the mullahs from nineteen ninetysix until two thousand he negotiated and signed peace accords ending the country's long civil war are suicide on his third term mayor of what city recently he'd been a vocal opponent of the international anticorruption commission or see sieg which had accused him of elicit use of electric refunds on soussan is currently head of congress what of president jimmy more went on twitter to precept sue as a great statesman dedicated to public service out about oh are was seventy two years old for npr news i'm martin an empty well what the ma terminally ill british toddler at the center of a legal dispute over his treatment has died twenty three month old alfie evans had an incurable brain condition the hospital withdrew life support on monday after judges sided with doctors who said further treatment would.

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