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pakistan to free alleged mastermind of mumbai terror attack


islamabad—a pakistani court wednesday lifted the house arrest of hafiz saeed, the man accused by india and the u.s. of masterminding a 2008 terror attack in mumbai that killed 166 people.mr. saeed, head of the islamist group jamaat-ud-dawa, had been put under house detention in january, as pakistan came under international pressure to do more to combat militants operating from its soil. mr. saeed carries a $10 million u.s. bounty for his alleged role in the mumbai attack....






pakistan seeks to ban party backed by us-named terrorist


islamabad — pakistan's interior ministry has asked the country's elections overseeing body to ban from politics a new party backed by islamist hafiz saeed, who carries a $10 million u.s. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in india.haroon shinwari, a spokesman at the election commission of pakistan, said friday that they will assess the status of milli muslim league party next month. the mml party is headed by saifullah khalid, a friend of saeed, who is the founder of the lashkar-e-taiba militant group.india accuses saeed of links to the 2008 mumbai terror attacks that killed 160 people, and he has been designated a terrorist by the u.s. government.saeed is currently under house arrest in pakistan's eastern city of lahore.






pakistan to free alleged mastermind of mumbai terror attack


islamabad—a pakistani court wednesday lifted the house arrest of hafiz saeed, the man accused by india and the u.s. of masterminding a 2008 terror attack in mumbai that killed 166 people.mr. saeed, head of the islamist group jamaat-ud-dawa that targets india, had been put under house detention in january, as pakistan came under international pressure to do more to combat militants operating from its soil. mr. saeed carries a $10 million u.s. bounty for his alleged role in the mumbai attack....






man charged with murder after missing ex-wife’s body found


cleveland (ap) — an ohio man has been charged with aggravated murder after the remains of his missing ex-wife were found in a container outside cleveland.an indictment wednesday against 27-year-old fahad mohammed saeed also charges him with kidnapping, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, stalking and abuse of a corpse charges.saeed’s ex-wife, 25-year-old roaa al-dhannoon, was last seen oct. 16 at her lakewood, ohio, apartment. she was reported missing three days later. the container was found monday near a ravine in the cleveland suburb of brooklyn. a medical examiner has confirmed the remains are al-dhannoon’s.a lakewood municipal court judge in late january sentenced saeed to six months in jail after finding him guilty of violating a protective order.most read storiesunlimited digita






pakistan releases hafiz saeed from house arrest | news


islamabad, pakistan - lashkar-e-tayyaba (let) founder, hafiz muhammad saeed, blamed for the 2008 mumbai attack, has been set free by a pakistani court, his spokesperson has said.indian authorities suspect saeed to be the mastermind of the deadly mumbai attacks. he is likely to be freed by thursday.saeed, a united nations designated "terrorist" whom the united states has placed a $10 million bounty on, had been placed under house arrest in the eastern city of lahore in january by the provincial government, under anti-terrorism laws.{articleguid}on wednesday, a judicial review body of the lahore high court rejected a government request to renew his detention for a further 90 days, his spokesman nadeem awan told al jazeera."when the government was not able to present any evidence to justify [






us expresses 'deep concern' over hafiz saeed release | news


islamabad, pakistan - the us has expressed "deep concern" at the release of hafiz muhammad saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks in the indian city of mumbai that killed more than 160 people, calling for him to be "arrested and charged for his crimes".saeed was released in the early hours of friday in the eastern pakistani city of lahore, after a court rejected a government application to extend his detention under anti-terrorism laws, saying there was no evidence to support the application.the lashkar-e-taiba (let) founder had been under house arrest since january."the united states is deeply concerned that lashkar-e-tayyaba (let) leader hafiz saeed has been released from house arrest in pakistan," heather nauert, us state department spokesperson, said in an emailed statement.






us expresses 'deep concern' over hafiz saeed release | news


islamabad, pakistan - the us has expressed "deep concern" at the release of hafiz muhammad saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks in the indian city of mumbai that killed more than 160 people, calling for him to be "arrested and charged for his crimes".saeed was released in the early hours of friday in the eastern pakistani city of lahore, after a court rejected a government application to extend his detention under anti-terrorism laws, saying there was no evidence to support the application.the lashkar-e-taiba (let) founder had been under house arrest since january."the united states is deeply concerned that lashkar-e-tayyaba (let) leader hafiz saeed has been released from house arrest in pakistan," heather nauert, us state department spokesperson, said in an emailed statement.






pakistan releases us-wanted militant suspect on court order


lahore, pakistan — pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a u.s.-wanted militant friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 mumbai, india attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.hafiz saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the u.s. justice department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn after the court this week ended his detention in the eastern city of lahore.the move outraged indian authorities, but saeed's spokesman yahya mujahid confirmed his release, calling it a "victory of truth.""hafiz saeed was under house arrest on baseless allegations and jail officials came to his home last night and told him that he is now free," he said.saeed ran the jamaat-ud-dawa organization, widely believed t






pakistan releases us-wanted militant suspect on court order


lahore, pakistan — pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a u.s.-wanted militant friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 mumbai, india attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said.hafiz saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the u.s. justice department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn after the court this week ended his detention in the eastern city of lahore.the move outraged indian authorities, but saeed's spokesman yahya mujahid confirmed his release, calling it a "victory of truth.""hafiz saeed was under house arrest on baseless allegations and jail officials came to his home last night and told him that he is now free," he said.saeed ran the jamaat-ud-dawa organization, widely believed t






us criticizes pakistan's release of suspected terror leader


by kamran haider and iain marlow | bloomberg newspakistan’s decision to set free the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks in mumbai drew quick criticism from the united states, where president donald trump has demanded that pakistani leaders take tougher action against terrorists.hafiz saeed, who allegedly planned attacks in mumbai in 2008 that left 164 people dead, had been detained at his house in lahore without charges since january. a pakistan high court had ordered his release, and police withdrew from the home after midnight friday, his spokesman habibullah qamar said in a text message.get top headlines in your inbox every afternoon. get the free pm report newsletter.sign up“the united states is deeply concerned” that saeed has been released from house arrest, state department spok






pakistan not to extend militant leader's detention


lahore, pakistan — pakistan's government has withdrawn its request for extending the detention of the leader of a banned militant group wanted by the united states.yahya mujahid, a spokesman for jamaat-ud-dawa, said saturday that the government today withdrew its application for a fifth detention extension for hafiz saeed, but that he will remain under house arrest until the end of this month under the current order.hafiz saeed heads the jamaat-ud-dawa islamic charity widely viewed as a front for lashkar-e-taiba, the group behind the 2008 mumbai attacks. he was placed under house arrest along with four aides in january. the u.s. offers a $10 million bounty for saeed.the u.n. security council labeled jamaat-ud-dawa a terrorist front group in 2008.






head of group linked to 2008 mumbai attack arrested in pakistan


islamabad, pakistan—hafiz saeed, the leader of a pakistani islamist group accused of being behind a 2008 attack in mumbai, was put under house arrest monday.mr. saeed was detained in the eastern city of lahore, where he lives, officials said. his jamaat-ud-dawa group is accused by new delhi, washington and the united nations of being behind a...






families of india terror victims angry at militant’s release


mumbai, india (ap) — as the indian city of mumbai commemorated the 2008 terror attacks that left 168 people dead, relatives of the victims said sunday that they’re angry pakistan has released a militant linked to the massacre.swati ajay gavande, the widow of a slain police officer, said hafiz saeed should never have been released from house arrest. she said his release makes her sad for all the grieving families.her husband, ajay gavande, was among those shot and killed after 10 gunmen fanned out across mumbai and attacked hotels, a major train station and a jewish center on nov. 26, 2008.people across mumbai gathered sunday to mark the ninth anniversary of the attacks by laying wreaths and lighting candles.most read storiescyber sale! save 90% on digital access.shyam bihari, who was worki






families of india terror victims angry at militant's release


mumbai, india — as the indian city of mumbai commemorated the 2008 terror attacks that left 168 people dead, relatives of the victims said sunday that they're angry pakistan has released a militant linked to the massacre.swati ajay gavande, the widow of a slain police officer, said hafiz saeed should never have been released from house arrest. she said his release makes her sad for all the grieving families.her husband, ajay gavande, was among those shot and killed after 10 gunmen fanned out across mumbai and attacked hotels, a major train station and a jewish center on nov. 26, 2008.people across mumbai gathered sunday to mark the ninth anniversary of the attacks by laying wreaths and lighting candles.shyam bihari, who was working at a railway station stall when the attacks began and was






head of group linked to 2008 mumbai attack arrested in pakistan


islamabad, pakistan—hafiz saeed, the leader of one of pakistan’s most notorious militant groups, was put under house arrest monday and his organization was targeted by the authorities, officials said.mr. saeed was detained in the eastern city of lahore, where he lives, officials said. his jamaat-ud-dawa group is blamed by new delhi, washington and the united nations as being behind the multiday terrorist attack on the indian city of...






head of group linked to 2008 mumbai attack arrested in pakistan


islamabad, pakistan—hafiz saeed, the leader of a pakistani islamist group linked to a deadly attack in india in 2008, was put under house arrest monday.mr. saeed was detained in the eastern city of lahore, where he lives, officials said. his jamaat-ud-dawa group is accused by new delhi, washington and the united nations of being behind the multiday terrorist strike in the indian city of mumbai, which killed 166 people. the group has...






in pictures: myanmar's persecuted rohingya


image copyrightsalman saeed / bbcimage caption confused and scared, two-year-old hazera holds on to her mother after reaching bangladesh from myanmar myanmar's military has brutally evicted over half a million muslim rohingya people from the country's northern rakhine state. the un human rights office says their homes and villages have been burned down, and their crops and livestock destroyed to stop them coming back.rohingya who fled to neighbouring bangladesh say that the security services' "clearance operations" involved mass civilian killings, torture, and child rape.the military denies committing genocide, insisting it has only targeted rohingya militants. but for those who fear being homeless or worse, the semantics are immaterial. bangladesh's un ambassador says more than 600,000 pe






pakistan: hafiz saeed placed under house arrest


pakistani police have placed hafiz muhammad saeed, the alleged mastermind of coordinated attacks on the indian city of mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people, under house arrest in the eastern city of lahore.saeed was taken into custody at the headquarters for jamaat-ud-dawa (jud), the religious charity he heads, late on monday, a spokesperson said."he has been arrested, and he is being taken in police custody to his home," nadeem awan told al jazeera.awan added that dozens of jud supporters were accompanying the police convoy to saeed's home. read more: us blacklists pakistan's jamaat-ud-dawa in 2012, the us placed a $10m bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of saeed, who is also the founder of armed group lashkar-e-taiba (let).saeed has long since distance






pakistan: hafiz saeed placed under house arrest


pakistani police have placed hafiz muhammad saeed, the alleged mastermind of coordinated attacks on the indian city of mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people, under house arrest in the eastern city of lahore.saeed was taken into custody at the headquarters for jamaat-ud-dawa (jud), the religious charity he heads, late on monday, a spokesperson said."he has been arrested, and he is being taken in police custody to his home," nadeem awan told al jazeera.awan added that dozens of jud supporters were accompanying the police convoy to saeed's home. read more: us blacklists pakistan's jamaat-ud-dawa in 2012, the us placed a $10m bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of saeed, who is also the founder of armed group lashkar-e-taiba (let).saeed has long since distance






palestinians recall envoy after rally with pakistan cleric


islamabad (ap) — the palestinians have withdrawn their envoy to pakistan after he appeared at a rally with a radical cleric linked to the 2008 mumbai attacks.palestinian envoy walid abu ali shared the stage with hafiz saeed, the head of the hard-line jamaat-ud-dawa movement, at friday’s rally, which was held to protest u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel’s capital.the rally in rawalpindi, attended by thousands, was organized by the defense of pakistan council, an alliance of religious parties dominated by saeed’s group. jamaat-ud-dawa is believed to be a front for lashker-e-taiba, a militant group that fights indian troops in the disputed region of kashmir, and which was blamed for the november 2008 mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people.saeed, the founder of lashker-e-taiba, is wante






palestinians recall envoy after rally with pakistan cleric


islamabad — the palestinians have withdrawn their envoy to pakistan after he appeared at a rally with a radical cleric linked to the 2008 mumbai attacks.palestinian envoy walid abu ali shared the stage with hafiz saeed, the head of the hard-line jamaat-ud-dawa movement, at friday's rally, which was held to protest u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital.the rally in rawalpindi, attended by thousands, was organized by the defense of pakistan council, an alliance of religious parties dominated by saeed's group. jamaat-ud-dawa is believed to be a front for lashker-e-taiba, a militant group that fights indian troops in the disputed region of kashmir, and which was blamed for the november 2008 mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people.saeed, the founder of lashker-e-taiba, is wanted by






the face of famine - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedmagnum documentary photographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is th






the face of famine - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedmagnum documentary photographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is th






the face of famine - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedmagnum documentary photographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is th






the face of hunger - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedphotographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is their bank account -






the face of hunger - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedphotographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is their bank account -






the face of hunger - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedphotographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is their bank account -






the face of hunger - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedphotographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is their bank account -






the face of hunger - bbc news


image copyrightmustafa saeedphotographer mustafa saeed spent eight days travelling across in somalia's self-declared republic of somaliland with charity save the children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and fathers are absent as they travel to sell what cattle they have left. sixteen million people across somalia (including somaliland), kenya, ethiopia and south sudan need food, water and medical treatment, according to the uk's disasters and emergency committee.image copyrightmustafa saeed"these pastoralist families are representative of the many somali families across the horn of africa who are affected by this drought," says saeed. "their livestock is their bank account -






pa recalls envoy from pakistan over jerusalem rally row | palestine news


islamabad, pakistan - the palestinian authority (pa) has recalled its ambassador to pakistan after he attended a rally in support of palestine's position on jerusalem hosted by hafiz muhammad saeed, who carries a $10m us bounty on his head for allegedly masterminding the 2008 mumbai attacks.ambassador walid abu ali was summoned back to ramallah on saturday, with the palestinian foreign ministry saying his participation in the rally was "an unintentional mistake, but not justified".thousands of pakistanis attended the mass protest rally organised by saeed in the northern city of rawalpindi on friday, rejecting us president donald trump's decision to recognise jerusalem as the capital of israel earlier this month.saeed, the founder of the lashkar-e-taiba armed group, has long been accused by






palestinians recall envoy after rally with pakistan cleric


islamabad — the palestinians have withdrawn their envoy to pakistan after he appeared at a rally in rawalpindi with a radical cleric linked to the 2008 mumbai attacks.palestinian envoy walid abu ali shared the stage at friday's rally, held to protest the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel, with hafiz saeed, the head of the jamaat-ud-dawa movement.the state department has posted a $10 million bounty for saeed over his alleged links to the mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people.in a statement saturday addressed to india, the palestinian ministry of foreign affairs said the envoy's participation "in the presence of individuals accused of supporting terrorism" was "an unintended mistake, but not justified." it said the envoy has been recalled.






pakistan: hafiz saeed placed under house arrest


pakistani police have placed hafiz muhammad saeed, the alleged mastermind of coordinated attacks on the indian city of mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people, under house arrest in the eastern city of lahore.saeed was taken into custody at the headquarters for jamaat-ud-dawa (jud), the religious charity he heads, late on monday, a spokesman said."he has been arrested, and he is being taken in police custody to his home," nadeem awan told al jazeera.awan added that dozens of jud supporters were accompanying the police convoy to saeed's home."we have received the detention orders from the government of pakistan, and i believe that this is not aimed at me, but is an international conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the kashmir struggle," saeed told reporters, referring to the disputed ind






mariam ibrahim attachsk saeed abedini’s tirade, ‘this is not what the bible taug


the christian community prayed and rallied for the release of jailed pastor saeed abedini, but since his release he has divided believers with his actions. most recently, abedini faces harsh words from mariam ibraheem (also spelled meriam ibrahim).“i am disappointed by the way that saeed abedini [is] handling his issues with some people (pastors, churches leaders, ngos and others),” she wrote in an email to the christian post. “we are so grateful for what has been done for us from those people. they did a lot of work for us and they are doing more.”abedini, an idaho pastor who was the center of an international outcry after being jailed and beaten in iran. just over a year after his release, his divorce from now ex-wife naghmeh has been finalized and he has voiced outrage against franklin






gem tv: iranian ceo saeed karimian shot dead in istanbul


image copyrightsaeed karimianthe founder and chairman of the persian-language gem tv company has been killed in istanbul.saeed karimian was shot dead in the maslak neighbourhood, along with his kuwaiti business partner.the vehicle used in the apparent assassination was later found burnt out. turkish police are investigating.mr karimian had previously been tried in absentia by a tehran court and sentenced to six years in prison for spreading propaganda against iran.gem tv dubs foreign and western shows into persian and broadcasts them into iran. gem group was initially established in london, but later expanded to dubai. according to the group's website, it has 17 persian-language channels, plus one each in kurdish, azeri and arabic.iran's new weapon in rogue tv crackdownwatch: who is jammin






palestinians recall envoy after rally with pakistan cleric


islamabad (ap) — the palestinians have withdrawn their envoy to pakistan after he appeared at a rally in rawalpindi with a radical cleric linked to the 2008 mumbai attacks.palestinian envoy walid abu ali shared the stage at friday’s rally, held to protest the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel, with hafiz saeed, the head of the jamaat-ud-dawa movement.the state department has posted a $10 million bounty for saeed over his alleged links to the mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people.in a statement saturday addressed to india, the palestinian ministry of foreign affairs said the envoy’s participation “in the presence of individuals accused of supporting terrorism” was “an unintended mistake, but not justified.” it said the envoy has been recalled.most read storiesunlimite






milli muslim league registration rejected by ecp | pakistan news


islamabad, pakistan - the election commission of pakistan has rejected the registration application of a new political party due to its links to charities said to be fronts for the armed lashkar-e-tayyaba (let) group.milli muslim league's (mml) application for registration was rejected on wednesday by a four-man panel headed by chief election commissioner sardar muhammad raza in the capital islamabad, mml spokesperson tabish qayyum confirmed to al jazeera."we have been told that we need to get clearance from the interior ministry," he said. "this is an unprecedented move."qayyum said the mml would challenge the ecp's decision in the high court in the coming days.the ecp's decision was based on a letter from the interior ministry advising the panel that the political party was known to be l






milli muslim league registration rejected by ecp | pakistan news


islamabad, pakistan - the election commission of pakistan has rejected the registration application of a new political party due to its links to charities said to be fronts for the armed lashkar-e-taiba (let) group.milli muslim league's (mml) application for registration was rejected on wednesday by a four-man panel headed by chief election commissioner sardar muhammad raza in the capital islamabad, mml spokesperson tabish qayyum confirmed to al jazeera."we have been told that we need to get clearance from the interior ministry," he said. "this is an unprecedented move."qayyum said the mml would challenge the ecp's decision in the high court in the coming days.the ecp's decision was based on a letter from the interior ministry advising the panel that the political party was known to be lin






milli muslim league registration rejected by ecp | pakistan news


islamabad, pakistan- the election commission of pakistan has rejected the registration application of a new political party due to its links to charities said to be fronts for the armed lashkar-e-taiba (let) group.milli muslim league's (mml) application for registration was rejected on wednesday by a four-man panel headed by chief election commissioner sardar muhammad raza in the capital islamabad, mml spokesperson tabish qayyum confirmed to al jazeera."we have been told that we need to get clearance from the interior ministry," he said. "this is an unprecedented move."qayyum said the mml would challenge the ecp's decision in the high court in the coming days.the ecp's decision was based on a letter from the interior ministry advising the panel that the political party was known to be link






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n