29 SEP 3301
Pirates Wiped Out in Amitrite
Officials from the Defence Force of Amitrite have praised the many pilots who helped clear the system of pirates this week. Hundreds of hostile ships were eliminated, and crime levels in the system subsequently dropped to new lows.
Representatives of the Libertas Cooperative, speaking on behalf of resettled Pegasi Sector refugees, also extended their thanks to the pilots: "Many of the refugees in the Munshin system have been separated from their families. Now they can be safe in the knowledge that their loved ones can traverse the Empire safely. For the second time in recent weeks, the citizens of the Empire have proved they care about their fellow man. They have set an example for us all."
Some segments of the media have speculated that the participation of independent pilots was especially high because of crime-deterrence policies introduced by Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval. The Defence Force of Amitrite dismissed these claims, calling them "a crass attack on brave men and women who risked their lives to help strangers".
29 SEP 3301
President Hudson Confirms Investigation
President Hudson responded today to Shadow President Winters's call for investigating the allegations raised by the Federal Times. In a press conference at the White House on Mars, he said:
"The allegations raised by the Federal Times are indeed grave and I have already instructed the responsible agencies to pursue the evidence and determine its veracity. If the evidence proves to be true then the wrongdoers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law."
When asked by reporters which agency would be responsible for the investigation, he replied that the Federal Security Service would act as the lead agency, but resources from any law enforcement agency would be available to assist.
Shadow President Winters was quick to respond to the President's announcement:
"While it is good to see the President responding to genuine concerns, I can't help but notice that he is ignoring our call for an open investigation."
29 SEP 3301
GalNet Weekly Security Digest
In this weekly report, the latest GalNet data is assembled to present ten minor factions experiencing civil unrest or lockdown in their systems (*).
Here are 10 of the 496 minor factions in lockdown:
Aristocrats of Aurawala
Woloniugo Gold Universal Comms
Revolutionary HIP 38862 Future
Wababa Imperial Society
Revolutionary Party of BD-22 3573
People's Party of Huaich
Aowica Empire Party
V2578 Ophiuchii Values Party
Grovichun Gold Netcoms Inc
Lockdowns increase the security rating for a system but also have a negative effect on the system's wealth. Increased bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.
Here are 10 of the 722 minor factions experiencing civil unrest:
HR 1064 Citizens' Forum
Smethells 173 Allied Services
Tricorii Major PLC
Official Pandinus Party
39 Serpentis Progressive Party
Movement for Lundji Future
Movement for He Xian Di Union Party
Drug Empire of LQ Hydrae
HIP 43197 PLC
Civil unrest is caused by illegal activity within the system as well completing contracts from more nefarious sources. The wealth rating and standard of living will suffer when a system contains civil unrest. Combat missions and activities can be utilised to end civil unrest.
* Data is correct at time of publishing.