Mega City 1

Terror Attack on Cursed Earth Iso Block 23
There's no getting off the Rock.

At 06:00 on the 13th of July 2132 a terrorist attack against Iso Block 23 took place.

It is with great regret that Justice Department can confirm the death of sixty four judges, and seventy thousand (70,000) prisoners. The families of all those involved have been informed.

During the foiled attempt to blow up the Atlantic Wall by the Sons of the Constitution, a lone terrorist planted and activated a substantial nuclear device, deep in the service tunnels which served the prison.

Justice Department is following a number of leads, and are on the hunt for two suspects. Any citizen with any information on the following should report directly to Judge Pal. Anyone found to be withholding information will serve a three year sentence for obstructing the law in carrying out it’s duty.

Suspect 1 – Hurley Spolde, computer tech and explosives expert. 175cm, IC3 male, early twenties.

Suspect 2 – Alain DeBotan, hacker. No physical description

UPDATE – Tech Division have detected the use of teleport technology at the bomb site. Professor Richard O’Hagan of the nearby Science Station is on site providing technical backup. O’Hagan is Justice Departments Dimensional and Teleport lead.

UPDATE – O’Hagan has narrowed the search for the terrorists escape route ….

The following information is classified Top Secret – Senior Judge level only

(The following is relayed to you by Judge Dredd in association with your investigations)

Top Secret Update – O’Hagan has come to the conclusion that Justice Department computers at his science station have been under attack by an unknown entity for the last two years. It seems that the teleport technology he has been working on has been compromised, and the experiments he has been running with test subjects from the Iso Block, have been interfered with, not in every instance, but in a significant number of instances.

Early evidence indicates that during the test teleport runs, copies of the subjects have been made, and substituted for the originals.

Up to thirty convicts may have escaped from the Iso Block in that time, the originals getting away to a location nearby from where the Mae West Muties operate from, the copies being sent back to the Iso Block – and now dead.

Details of those escapees to follow.

Details of the suspected hackers to follow

UPDATE – Further compromises to Science Station – among the items stolen were a prototype teleport belt – which would reduce the effects of teleporting at speed or with large weights. Also missing are Psi amplifiers. These items are designed to work in tandem.

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Going Underground Part 2

Helmet comms begin to stutter into life as the zoom passes under the Western Wall and the clones are once again back in Mega City One, even if they are stuck in a run-away zoom, with a nuclear device, and facing down the latest military droids that money can buy.

Crate after crate on this zoom bursts open with Hammersteins, Spider Droids and Blackblood war machines, and shot after shot from the Judges lawgivers ring out and the explosions in this enclosed space cause their helmet visors to flash black to protect their vision.

Finally they dispatch the last war droid, and jettison the last attached carriage, and face an empty engine compartment.

Judge Bethesda puts a hand to his head as something buzzes on the psionic plane, moments before the physical blast of displaced air momentarily staggers the clones, and at the end of the carriage, a man appears.

The force of his appearance has buckled the walls and floor around the man, and the air seems to shimmer, as a force field his extruded to enclose the bomb. The man, standing about 1.7m, wrapped in a black billowing cloak, his face uncovered, but though the judges helmet surveillance, is concealed by some cloaking technology.

Judge Liefield steps forward " Alain DeBotan, you are under arrest for crimes against the city, the murder of 1000 citizens, the death of thirty judges on the Atlantic Wall, and anything else we can find to accuse you with"

“Don’t make me laugh. You cannot touch me, let alone arrest me. You know me by touch and my reach, you may have foiled my attack by sea, but I will rain death on this city. This is only the beginning, a feint within a feint…”

At this point something distracts, DeBotan and although he is silent, it’s obvious he is talking to somebody, and that somebody isn’t happy with him, and it would be fair to assume, that DeBotan may just be a pawn in someone else’s game.

And then he’s back in the room… “Today you die, Judges…”

And with another sonic clap of air filling a void, he is gone.

Von Simian leaps forward to the bomb, but it becomes clear that he has no way of breaching the force field. Turning their attention to the Zoom controls, whatever has locked down the bomb, is also locking down the train.

Ten minutes from Penn & Teller station, and eleven minutes from the largest nuclear explosion within MC1, since the Atomic Wars.

With no way off the zoom, no way of disarming the bomb, Bethesda closes his eyes and begins to concentrate, his nose bleeds as he screams, and the bomb, and its force field shimmer, and wink out of existence – Bethesda has attempted to teleport the bomb out of the city, but his gut tells him that he hasn’t been successful.

Somewhere above them is a bomb, and its about to blow.

Five minutes later, at 06:55 on the 13th of July 2113, an explosion, a mile under city bottom of Sector 13, opens up a crater 2km across, which swallows up twenty city blocks and two million citizens. Justice Central emergency services step up their response and are on the scene in minutes. The devastation is total, by 07:30, contracts are assigned to various international organisations and the robotic re-building of Sector 33 begins.

Even as the the city is being shaken by the latest terror attack, and the news of the explosion at the cursed Earth Iso Block, the clone Judges step out from Penn & Teller station in sector 88, the roads and meg ways out of the city are full of traffic, everything on wheels has come to a standstill.

Reports from Traffic control indicate that they have lost control of the computerised traffic systems.

A panicked voice breaks in over the comms – the same virus that has attacked road traffic, has also infected Space Traffic Control.

Even as the comms crackle out, the first ball of fire falls from the sky. Space craft without control, were falling from the sky, shuttles, cargo craft, private passenger ships, were dropping like stones, and where they fell on the city, they were destroying whole blocks.

And then the first of the cruise liners in geo stationary orbit above the city fell. Three of the six ships of the White Star Line were unable to break free from MC1 computer controls fell to earth. Liners the size of city blocks themselves, screamed through the atmosphere, breaking up as they fell, one into the Black Atlantic, another against the Western Wall, causing a three kilometre breach, the third landed in the middle of Sector 88.

That nuclear blast of half an hour ago, and the two million that died, were the lucky ones that morning.

By the time the last of the star ships had crashed to earth, another four million citizens across the city had lost their lives.

Chaos ruled the streets. All of the resources of the Justice Department were concentrating on cleaning up this mess. All the heavy lifting power of H-Wagons were in use, the Pat Wagons were rushing the injured to whichever medical facility was available, every judge that survived the initial onslaught, were pulling citizens from the flames and the rubble.

For a moment the city held it’s breath.

And with the judges backs turned, the citizens were the first to react.

Block War.

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Crime Briefing

A Watch Commander Patrol Briefing.

Operations

Operation Marmaduke – Vid Star illegal tapping of communications, may have some involvement of PSU.
UPDATE PSU advise that they have leads in their investigation which indicate there are more than just vid stars having their communications tapped. They suspect some businessmen have been keeping silent, may be

Operation Total Judging – commitment to have more patrols, more visible Judge presence, and to cut down on personal crime in sector. Targeting violent criminals, rather than white collar crime. Each patrol has targets of violent criminals to arrest, Tappers, street robbers.
This also involves drug crime

UPDATE increased numbers of arrests of addicts found at Atlantic Wall sites. New drugs found in possession to contain small levels of radioactivity. This could indicate that manufacturing is happening in south sectors once effected by the Sov Invasion, or one of the previous Total War nuke sites.

UPDATE In the absence of Mob Enforcers, a number of arrests have been made in south hexes around Tim T Monkey block of loan sharks using excessive force.

UPDATE Increase in burglary stats indicates that there is some collision between Juvie gangs. This is unusual. Further details required of any connections between Juvie gangs and burglary.

Operation Corporate Manslaughter

Ongoing investigation into incompetence in business

ITEM – there has been an arrest and imprisionment of the Sector Secretariat Contracts administrator, for allowing the death of two employees at the local Resyk facilities, following the use of substandard meat grinder teeth Maintainence droids. There is a temp employee in place, and a job advertisement for the replacement employees is due to be published today. Expect long lines and trouble at Resyk as joe public queues for a job interview. 50,000 respondents expected.

Reported levels of crime.

A quiet night at Bateman Block and Bloch Block, recent arrests there seem to have quietened some of the juves down.

A number of Mo Pads and Hov Cars have been vandalised at the multi storey Hov Park at the Black Atlantic tunnel park n ride. PSU suspect a number of individuals in separate vehicles may be responsible, be on the look for any suspicious vehicles in that vicinity

The Mae West muties, following a successful lobby of local government, have arranged for a picnic at the municipal park out near the space port. Be on the look out for a back lash from the anti-mutant leagues failed sniper attack.

There is one lone fattie on a hunger strike down at the site of the illegal eating halls, near the Seacrest Village, it’s not a pretty sight, and there are some passers by inciting the protestor to find quicker ways to kill himself. A number of arrests have been made.

ITEM Murder. Body found at Appartment 3323 Tom Cruise Block, B Watch Med judges confirm foul play, be on the look out for husband of the deceased Sidarthur Holmes, 28, 1.75, dark hair IC4 Male.

Skinheads gangs are out in force around Charles Arthur block, no obvious target for their aggression as of yet, riot foam used on a bar fight last night, with the arrest of nearly 100 skinheads, just the tip of the iceberg out there. Reports of rival biker gang to the skin heads as yet unsupported.

Another illegal sky surf board run along the Atlantic wall last night. Two Judges were injured giving chase last night. There are no descriptions of the juves, other than a gang insignia of a skulls head on their jackets. This is the first recording of this insignia, and may indicate the presence of a new gang in town. More information required

Time to get out there and bring the law to the streets.

Be careful out there.

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Private Diary of Dieter Swabb
A Frendz ® Mob Interlude

Prog 3.5 – intermission.

While the Judge clones are fighting their way through the freight zoom, we flashback to the moment when the rad counter at the Brand Block Tech Bazaar went off.

Four people step from an unremarkable Hov car, one of which carries a briefcase, chained to her wrist.

As unremarkable as the car from which she stepped, Swabb is everything but. Lithe, eyes piercing each and every cit that passes her on their route through the Bazaar. She conducts herself like the corporate soldier that she is.

She knows little of her three colleges, pausing only to confirm their identity when the driver of the car picked them up at the port ten minutes earlier, in contact with her tech support, through vid feeds, audio and telepresence, the faces and fingerprints of the three Sons of the Constitution, a splinter terror group of the Pro Democracy movement.

Swabb has Frendz. Mega City One’s home grown crime syndicate. It’s dispersed nature, as lethal as terror cells in their own right. Between the various Frendz organizations they had the larger portion of illegal activities in MC1 sewn up. Sex, drugs, rock and roll memorabilia, if you wanted sugar and caffeine, 3% of every cred you spent went to line the pockets of the Friendz.

But Swabb is here today for something else. Removing loose ends.

The Frendz are supplying four nuclear bombs, small but nasty bombs, to Alan DeBotan.

DeBotan has been a useful tool for the Frendz over the last sixteen years, but has grown too powerful, and is now to be taken out. Swabb has been witness to much of DeBotan’s usefulness – he has a way with robots, able to control, override and disable anything with a mechanical brain.

Swabb was present at the last meeting between Sector 44 Frendz chairman, Oscar Foxtrot and DeBotan, when his request for the nuclear material was made. He had the money, that wasn’t an issue, and the Frendz owed him a favor.

Swabb is Foxtrots right hand woman. When anything needs to be done, Swabb is there before Foxtrot realizes he needs anything done. For years Swabb has been the liaison between The Frendz and DeBotan, but tonight that must end.

The Frendz have been using DeBotan to aid the escape of prisoners from a cursed earth Iso Block 23, and DeBotan’s current activity puts the Frendz business at risk, at risk mostly of being discovered by the Judges and hundreds of criminals currently free being forced to return to the cubes.

DeBotan wants the Atlantic Wall attacked by the bombs, the Sons of the Constitution are to attack from the seaward side, and Swabb is to attack the wall from inside, by parking a zoom train under the wall at Penn & Teller station.

Swabb’s plan is to kill two dog vultures with one las blast.

Swabb will take the bomb to Iso Block 23, knowing full well that DeBotan wont be able to let them get away with not implementing his plan. He has grown too arrogant to let the Frendz betray him.

In preparation, the frendz have reopened a long abandoned access tunnel from the Iso Block to the Mag lev rail station at the abandoned Spaceship Junk Yard leading to the nearby Iso Block.

A small section of the tunnel has been shielded to prevent DeBotan’s Psi teleport ability from working, and it is here that Swabb will lay his trap.

A single use teleport pad has been prepared with a random destination programmed.

DeBotan will not be able to use his psi abilities to escape. There is no tech, computer or lighting circuit in the tunnels, for DeBotan to use against them.

All they need do is lead him on a merry chase through a Junk Yard, a series of Tunnels. and let off a nuclear bomb underground to destroy all the evidence that the Frendz have done anything wrong.

What can go wrong.

Swabb has pulled together a team of experts to aid her in this.

Brother and Sister double act, the O’Hares, both violent criminals, with Jessica having a crush on Swabb.

Hurley – a tech wizard who should be able to keep DeBotans long range reach from swatting them like flies.

Larry Davis, a tech based safe cracker and

Maureen – the best Fixer in the business, and being groomed to take over from Swabb when she retires – Maureen has contacts and business dealings that produce miracles.

Swabb has arranged for the team to be waiting on an abandoned zoom platform under the Tech Bazaar.

All they know, at the moment, is that they will be detonating a nuclear bomb, the target isn’t clear.

The team are in audio and visual contact with Swabb, as she enters the Tech Bazaar.

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Prog 3 Patrol
Going Underground

Returning to the sector house the clones were notified by Tech Division that the surveillance the freight zoom train that had been behaving erratically at the time of the radiation warning at the Tech Bazaar, has been attempting to contact the frequencies being monitored in trying to trace the financing for the sniper attack on the Chief Judge.

Data seems to show that the calls are being routed through Bermuda and the residence of Valentina Vasiliev and through a Hondo Cit finance company on Luna 1, Andrea Carretero Sierra being the name that was flagged up.

Further surveillance of Sierra is requested by the Chief Judge and Luna 1 judges are put on the case, and at your disposal.

Meanwhile, the final destination of the comms is back here in MC1, but still unable to pinpoint the location. Tech Division seem to be convinced that the interference on the line is dimensional in nature, if anything, the final destination may not even be in this reality.

All that leaves, is an investigation of the zoom itself.

The clones board a hov wagon, and speed out of the city, en-route, information trickles through that there was some sort of fire fight at the junk yard, the final stop for the zoom, the train started back up, and heading back to the city.

The H-wagon matches the speed of the zoom, and lowers the judges onto the roof of the rear carriage, and they cut their way into the carriage, moments before it enters the first set of tunnels under the Great Salt Beds of old Chi town, only an hour or so before it is due at Penn & Teller station.

Even as the Judges cut their way into the train, something rocks the train further forward, and as the light disappears at the tunnel mouth behind them, a shock-wave rumbles through the earth, and a burst of static over their comms. Seconds later, as Liefield kicks the door in, the first horrific reports of a bomb attack against Cursed Earth Iso Block 23 begin to trickle through.

Judge Von Simian pauses for a moment to tackle the onboard computers, trying to light up their way, and is physically thrown from the computer – this is something physical that has taken over the train, and no skill of his can wrest the control from whoever is now driving this train. With no control over the zoom, all that is clear, is that there is a strong atomic signal coming from the front of the train – all they had to do was get there.

Training kicked in for the street judges, and they swept quickly up the carriage, covering each other, Judge Foe taking point, silence falling over them, just the rumble of the zoom, the whoosh of the mag lev track below them, and a steady pounding from further up, which indicated that the zoom may have taken damage during the fire fight.

It was in pausing to determine where this may be, that the first scuttling sounds came from the darkness ahead. Out of the shadow, small robotic spiders sprang forth, dozens of them, crawling over the floors, walls and ceilings, chittering to themselves and eachother, probing, targeting, and heading straight for the clones.

Void was first to her lawgiver, and blew the first droid to pieces. Bliss did the same, while they targeted the next droids, the first targets began to audible tick – and self destructed, taking another passing droid with it. Another wave of the spiders crawled from the shadows.

The judges just opened up, firing at any target, and seconds later had dealt with all twenty four of the things. Von Simian maaged to grab one, and momentarily pause the self destruct, and sent it back the way it had come, and into the path of six war droids.

The war droids were more heavily armoured, but were only firing slugs. One or two shots got through the judges armour, but even the war droids posed little risk. It wasn’t until they got to the third carriage, and the plasma shooting mark three droids rolled out of the shadows, that the clones broke out into a sweat.

Judge Void snapped first, and fired off two hi-ex shots, taking out the droids, but tearing large holes in the carriage too. The force field holding the zoom together, and preventing anything loose in the tunnels from hitting it, pulsed purple below their feet, and the last of the droids in this carriage slipped into the hole, and bounced noisily along the base of the carriage until it exploded somewhere behind them.

Then the sirens and the strobe lights started, and a calm, mechanical voice anoouced that this car had been comprimised and was being disconnected. The judges leaped across the deadly gap and ran for the next compartment, Von Simian and Liefield barely making it, and sliding under the compartnment door as it slammed shut, leaving them on what should be the second last compartment.

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Prog 3 Crime Briefing

Operations

Operation Marmaduke – C Watch, Judge Able Carter, advises that the Lucy LaMore case has implicated Sector House Tech Division in the surveillance of City Hall officials. Sector SJS teams have been called in to interrogate the entire tech division. Be aware that delays and support for tech related calls may be un available for the next six hours.

Operation Total Judging – commitment to have more patrols, more visible Judge presence, and to cut down on personal crime in sector. Targeting violent criminals, rather than white collar crime. Each patrol has targets of violent criminals to arrest, Tappers, street robbers.
This also involves drug crime

UPDATE Media coverage of the 2T(FRU)T SkyBoard attack is returning positive citizen approval – Justice Central want to take advantage of this and will be sending a media team to interview the clones. Make yourself available for a ten minute piece to camera.

UPDATE Mass suicide at the League of Fatties protest, saw 50 ex pro eaters leap from the Billy Buster over sked and land on a school Hov bus. 375 people are dead, as the bus, and the fatties, went through the Wagner Meg Way safety barrier, and crashed into the Church of the Latter Day Taints.

Update Traffic Control on the Wagner Meg Way has halted traffic north and south. This traffic delay is expected to last six hours while repairs take place. All justice traffic has been rerouted, all civilian traffic has been halted. Watch out for Mopad rage. Judges will also take this opportunity to do a Vehicle to vehicle crime sweep.

Operation Corporate Manslaughter

Ongoing investigation into incompetence in business

ITEM – Another round of Job Interviews at Resyk is expected this week. Announcement of the lucky individual who will get the job is expected next week. Expect unrest at the temporary camp site outside of Resyk. Reports of backlog of wet work at Resyk are coming in.
UPDATE It appears that there is some difficulty in getting the belts working again. All fresh bodies to be rerouted to Resyk in neighbouring sectors.

Reported levels of crime.

The Mae West muties picnic at the municipal park is today, out near the space port. Be on the look out for a back lash from the anti-mutant leagues failed sniper attack. All leave has been cancelled, and a double shift is expected from B and C watch as they provide cover for this event. Update – there appears to be a some collusion between the mutie picnic organisers and the violent disturbance at the No Jacket Required Bar earlier tonight. Confessions from those arrested indicate that the picnic may be a distraction for a mutie retaliation against the AML.

ITEM Murder. The Jack Daw Murders. Judge Ola People has identified fifteen recent murders that have now been attributed to this copy cat killer. Still no suspects.

Further outbreaks of gang violence at Tesla Block plaza in the last half hour. Rival block gangs en route.

Sector 75 Wally Squad reports that over 100 juves were caught in the crossfire on the Atlantic Wall earlier tonight, mistaken for zombies.

Time to get out there and bring the law to the streets.

Be careful out there.

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Prog 2 Patrol
Surf's up

Following on from the interogation of Lincoln Wshington, Tech Judge Von Simian had a contact of his monitor what exactly was going on in the Brand Block Tech Bazaar. Concentraing their investigation on a shop, called Vasally, which is run by a citizen, Eugeny Sidrov. Sidrov is a refugee of East Meg 2, accepted in post the Atomic War. The only details PSU have on this cit, he has an uncle, Valentina Vasiliev, a known gun runner and go-between for the Russian mob, now retired to a private villa in Bermuda. It’s been long suspected that Valentina may have been using his nephew, to gain entry to MC1, but no evidence has ever presented itself.

Sidrov himself is a competent robotics expert, and may be a link to Content Not Found: alain-debotan or even DeBotan himself.

During the course of this surveillance, Geiger Detectors were triggered at the entrance to the Bazaar, moments before all surveillance within the bazaar was cut off. Von Simian’s contact seemed to be able to keep his cameras up for five minutes longer than Justice Department and was able to witness a robot attack at one of the smarter department stores at high level, and also, the four gentlemen with the ‘hot’ briefcase enter Sidrov’s shop, then leave minutes later, and depart through the tunnel systems below the block.

Street Division stopped the car that the four perps had used, and tech Division confirmed that there was enough background radiation to spark a very large bomb.

Judge Gregor Bethesda, during this, had a major Psi flash that whatever was going on in the building was either a trap or a dead end, and even as the Judges rolled off on their Lawmasters, was still seeing visions of an explosion at sea.

Putting two and two together, Bethesda convinced the group that the target they were really looking for was either at sea, or near it, and someting about the surveillance tapes of the No Jacket required bar at the Atlantic sea wall was concerning him.

PSU sent out an alert that Phil Platohad just been seen entering the bar, and as he was supposed to be locked up, this was where they should be next.

As they pulled up to the bar, radio chatter showed that the Bazaar had indeed been a dead end, no sign of the perps, only a few citizens dead in the droid attacks, and the Bazaar was back open for business. PSU also sent out an alert about an illegal SkySurf run that was in progress down the coast at sector 175, which should be reaching their current location within the next quarter of an hour.

Within moments of entering the bar, it was obvious that something was going on in the Shuggy hall below them, three thugs with makeshift weapons were threatening two guys in the shadow of the balcony. The three thugs were identifiable by the gang tats as being members of the Anti Mutant League, and seemed pissed off with whoever was in the shadows. Shots were fired, and the Judges leaped into action, Judge Void firing the first shot and knocking down one of the perps, Judge Bliss the other, and with the commanding voice of Judge Liefield ringing out through the bar, the third thug dropped his weapon and surrendered.

Something happened then, all in a split second. A flash of lightening from the approaching storm lit up the room, and a peel of thunder rattled the three storey atlantic wall windows of the Shuggy Hall, all in the same instant that the glass exploded in and a SkyBoard crashed through the wall. Everything went dark and the screams and shouts of the patrons backing out of the room, fought with the sound of the approaching storm and the lashing acid rain now burning holes in the pool tables. From the mess of glass and SkyBoard on the ground, the rider groaned, rushing to check if they were alright, Judge Liefield pulled himself back at the last minute as the rider lurched to their feet – only with their head twisted fully around and near hanging off, and with a hissing deathly rattle screamed Tooty Fruity at the judges and lurched forward – pausing only for a moment to wonder who had found traces of the 2T(Fru)T plague, liefield fired a high ex into it’s head, noting just before it blew up, that it seemed remarkably well dressed for a zombie.

Even as the pieces of the dead body still squirmed on the floor, comms from central overrode the helmet radios – The Sons of The Constitution had taken over three cruise ships and had armed them with atomic bombs, and where now steaming toward the Atlantic wall intent on causing maximum destruction. H-Wagon scouting of the ships revealed nothing – no lights, no heat signatures, just high levels of radiation from some hastily put together bomb. As the H-wagon swooped lower to investigate some anomalous movement in the shadow of the bow, radio contact was momentarily lost and for the brief moment it returned there was static, explosions and one phrase "Zombies – three thousand zombies on sky-boards, heading your way, repeat … " and then they were gone.

Within minutes, visual confirmation that there were indeed thousands of SkyBoards heading from the ships, in waves ahead of them, with people, obviously the passengers, as hostages. Only once they were within a km of the wall, was it obvious that they were all plague victims.

The judges answered the call to provide additional support for their section of the Atlantic Wall, parking their bikes near Watchtower 13, they oversaw the tech teams manning the long range laser cannon. Over the sound of the overheating cannon, reports of the numbers of targets being hit were called out, along with the estimated time to landfall. With each chug of the cannons, the SkyBoards and their zombie passengers got closer, 500m, 350m, it was obvious that the cannons were not going to do the job. Still over three hundred of the creatures were still standing.

The clones just stared.

200m.

150m.

100m.

Something snapped in Judge Void, she snatched her Lawgiver and ran to the edge of the watchtower railing and started firing Hi-Ex into the remaining swarm of dead people. Knocking only a few from their boards, her action was enough to knock sense into the others. She made a note to have a word with them back at Sector House about their combat readiness. The five other Judges joined her on the balcony and started to fire. The remainder of the watchtower staff grbbed whatever weapons were handy and fired. Still the zombies were coming.

75m

50m

They were on the wall. There were about 50 of the damned left against a dozen Judges. It took less than a minute to wipe them out.

Calls came in up and down the wall. The SkyBoarding zombies had been dealt with. It would only be the following day when they realised that 150 of those victims were youngsters, caught in the cross fire on their illegal SkyBoard race down the wall. For now, the approaching ships and their atomic bombs were what was important.

Two Holocaust Squads were put together to deal with the Boston and Washington bound ships, the clones insisted that they would be the ones to deal with the ship heading this way, and a H-Wagon met them on the pad of the Watchtower to take them to the ship.

Within minutes they were skimming the top of the lumescent waves of the Black Atlantic, the fumes from the oil fires parting in the wake of the Justice Central H Wagon. Out of the mist loomed the prow of the Queen Mary II, the ocean being torn apart by the ship doing 40 knots through the water, twelve storeys of polished metal towered above them as the H-Wagon circled the craft once.

On board detection indicated the ship had been abandoned. The engines were powering away and the wash of radioactivity from the cockpit suggested that if anyone was aboard, they wouldn’t last long, if they survived the blast. In turn all the judges reached for their belt and popped a radiation pill, and made their way to the hatch as the H-wagon set down amidships.

Stopping to deal with a few zombies who had not made it off the ship, the judges approached the two turbo lifts to the cockpit. Splitting up, Judge Von Simian overrode the locks and set both lifts to the bridge, they were expected.

Shots rang out, the bridge lit up with laser fire, and a minute later the six suspects were down, thanks to Void, Liefield and Bliss. Bethesda immediately made his way to the navigation controls and put the ship into reverse and hard to starboard, and in the long minute it took for the rapidly approaching Atlantic Wall to start to pan past the cockpit plas-glass, Von Simian made the bomb safe.

Tech Division were soon on the scene to take over and make everything safe, dropping the Judges back at the Sector House, were the garage hands once again gave them that look that said – Lawmasters – they don’t grown in a synthi-munce-vat. They would have to wait until tech returned their bikes from the No Jacket Required parking dock.

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The Interrogation of Washington

The interrogation of Lincoln Washingtonrevealed the following information.

This was an attempt by the Anti Mutant League to assassinate the Chief Judge, who has passed Mutant Equality Laws.

Evidence from the crime scene.

All the droids seemed to have been hacked by the same person. The serial numbers for the override chips have a common link to a crime scene from 12 years ago – the clone judges hotdog run, and the attempted escape of mutants from a cursed earth iso block.

Although there is no evidence now, the only name from back then was Content Not Found: alain-debotan no further criminal activity has been recorded against that name.

Trace from the weapons serial numbers suggests that they are of Hondo City manufacture and were not legally imported into this city.

After deep interrogation of the perp, Washington reveals that he also works for a terrosrist group known as Knights Simon Templar, this is a Pro-Deomocracy group, and either a rival or off shoot of the Total War group. KST were thought to be shut down when their group leader Phil Plato was arrested twelve months ago.

Washington insists that Plato organised his sub-contracting to the AML, that this was all organised by Plato at the request of some third party, and that Plato was free and walking about only two months ago when they met at the Shuggy Bar, No Jacket Required

All the tech provisions for overriding the droids was provided by a character going by the name Content Not Found: alain-debotan, Washington and him never met face to face, but did all their dealigs through a store front at the Tech Bazaar near the Russ Brand Block.

DeBotan may be linked with the attempted escape of detainees from Cursed Earth Iso Block 23 sixteen years ago.

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Prog 2 Crime Briefing
A Watch Commander Patrol Briefing

Operations

Operation Marmaduke – Lucy LaMore, a political intern for the Sector 88 secretariat has recently made complaints to Justice Department that she believes her diaries, calls and mail have all been intercepted. Ms LaMore is currently working closely with the sector representative to the City Mayor’s office. Further investigation of her complaints are being undertaken by C Watch, Judge Able Carter in charge of the investigation

Operation Total Judging – commitment to have more patrols, more visible Judge presence, and to cut down on personal crime in sector. Targeting violent criminals, rather than white collar crime. Each patrol has targets of violent criminals to arrest, Tappers, street robbers.
This also involves drug crime

UPDATE investigation of the drugs seized from juvies at illegal Atlantic Wall skyboard races indicates that the drugs are being manufactured outside the city walls, in old city block 403, hit during the Apocalypse War. Sector 143 is arranging a patrol of the area. Further reports available from them.

UPDATE A number of gang arrests around Tim T Monkey Block has led to attempts by rival gangs to make headway in the southern hexes. Large gangs of Skinheads have been seen hassling citizens in this area.

UPDATE Juvie Gang Collusion has long been suspected, there has been a recent break in at a sports good branch of “Off The Wall” at Brand Block Mall, any branded sports gear should be checked against the list of stolen items when a Juve is arrested.

Operation Corporate Manslaughter

Ongoing investigation into incompetence in business

ITEM – Another round of Job Interviews at Resyk is expected this week. Announcement of the lucky individual who will get the job is expected next week. Expect unrest at the temporary camp site outside of Resyk

Reported levels of crime.

This is the second week that a number of Mo Pads and Hov Cars have been vandalised at the multi storey Hov Park at the Black Atlantic tunnel park n ride. PSU suspect a number of individuals in separate vehicles may be responsible, be on the look for any suspicious vehicles in that vicinity

The Mae West muties picnic at the municipal park is today, out near the space port. Be on the look out for a back lash from the anti-mutant leagues failed sniper attack. All leave has been cancelled, and a double shift is expected from B and C watch as they provide cover for this event.

ITEM Murder. Body found at Apartment 6452 Eastwood Con Apt, B Watch Med judges confirm foul play, the murder seems to be a copycat killing of The Jack Daw Murders. Judge Ola People has reopened the old case to examine it for clues.

A fight broke out between rival Skinhead and Biker gangs last night near Nikola Tesla block. A number of arrests were made, all low level members of the gangs. Still no reports on where or what the gang leaders are up to.

Sector 75 Judges are reporting that their Wally squad have infiltrated a Skulls Head Skyboard Racing team, and that gossip and chatter is that another race is due to take place tonight. Location unknown

Time to get out there and bring the law to the streets.

Be careful out there.

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Patrol

In discussion with Hossler, the clones decided to lend a hand in securing the route for the Chief Judges arrival in sector. Having just come from his office, and actively working for Chief Fransciso, it seemed appropriate that they should also keep an eye on his security.

And it was worth it.

The team split into two squads. Simian and Foe decided to do some background checking on possible terrorists, getting up to speed on who may be looking to move into the power vacuum left behind by the arrests of the mob bosses. The remaining judges started a patrol of the sector.

Something caught the eye of Judge Void as she slowed her lawmaster to glide through a crowd outside the Drama-A-Rama on a mid level plaza near Bateman block. Something about the build of the perp, and the long coat he was wearing was a giveaway that a crime was about to be committed – and as Judge Foe addressed the perp, he pulled a home made weapon from under his coat, and pulled a passing elderly Citizen into a threatening hold, had time to say something about Mutant Rights, before falling under the glare of the judges eyes, realised what he was doing and gave himself up.

Minutes after reading him his crimes and sentencing him, a young punk, high on a skedway, aroused the Judges suspicion. Obviously a lookout for a juvie gang by his colours, and using their knolwedge of the area, suspected he was covering for an ped underpass that ran under the Megway Intersect to some warehouses at the east of Robert Bloch Block.

Taking a surreptitious route to the other end of the tunnel, the judges disturbed a robbery in progress. The perps fled into the tunnel and the Judges gave chase. A warning was shouted and the perps returned fire, only for Judge Bliss to open up with her lawgiver and take down the two fleeing perps. The lookout got away.

Later Central confirmed that the juves belonged to the Psychos Phor Ever gang and were wanted in connection for a number of other crimes.

Continuing on patrol, the team cleared, Penn and Teller Terminus, SuperQuinn mega mall, Potts Supplies, the Albert R Broccoli inner City Farm and the Ryan Seacrest Entertainment Village.

Something about the open village plaza, struck a chord with the Judges, and a scan of the skyline showed that the Atlantic Broadcasting Companies roof gave a great sniping vantage point, and so, they swung by there.

A short talk with the building security revealed that the top five floors of the building were currently unoccupied due to construction work in progress. There was no contact with the construction crew. The judges decided to take a look.

Taking the lift to the 70th floor, the doors opened and the halls were draped in construction plastic sheets, and seemingly empty, turning the corner at the lifts, a group of three men were patrolling the corridor, no workman would be carrying such heavy weaponry and Judge Bliss called out a warning for them to drop their weapons and come quietly. That wasn’t going to happen. The perps opened fire and the Judges shot back. One of the perps died, but the other two lay down their guns and were cuffed to nearby fixtures, as the judges decided where to go next, a droid hovered from the next lift lobby. At a glance it was a maintenance droid, but its nail gun and las saw were not in as secured position, it opened fire on the judges. They opened the only set of doors off the corridor, only to walk into a glass reception room with three more armed perps on the other side of the glass.

Everything shattered and exploded as shots were exchanged across the room.

The team split in two, and Judges Bliss and Void attempted to attack the perps from a door further along the corridor. Once they had destroyed the maintenance droid, they kicked the door in, rolling in, covering each other with arcs of fire, and in a split second, spotted a team of six militia in the corner of the room, with four more hovering droids, this time of a more military bent – with military sized weapons attached to them. They opened fire.

Judges bethesda and Liefield, quickly cleared the reception room of perps, and moved on into the main room, to the aid of Foe and Void, who were now taking heavy fire from the war droids. Liefield tossed a Stumm grenade into the corner of the room, which only served to give the armed, and now obviously gas masked militia cover as they spread out into the room, and in the confusion leaving a pair of armed soldiers behind in the room they had come from.

A couple of barked commands could be heard from the room, as who ever was giving instructions prepared an escape route.

Tech Judge Simian finally caught up with the team, and quickly checked the computer terminals at the lift lobby, confirming that the only life forms showing up at this level of the building was on this floor, but that the hover pad on the roof was activated and had a craft ready and waiting to go.

A quick call to central, asking for backup, advised that no street judges were available, but a H-Wagon would be inbound in four minutes.

Simian followed Bethesda and Liefield into the room, and witnessed Liefield at his most magnificent, the militia, where being shot to pieces. Simian hacked into the buildings wireless control systems, and using his knowledge of military bots, quickly over surged their power systems and causing them to momentarily collapse, long enough for the judges to take them out. There was a crash from the other room, and the windows went out on the 70th floor, the leader of this gorup was getting away.

Judge liefield gave a gruff shout and seemed to stand about seven feet tall, and ordered the militia to drop their weapons, and in that moment, they did. Racing to the corner office, the judges were in time to see the perps using repelling harnesses to be pulled rapidly to the roof of the building.

Bliss, Void, Bethesda and Liefield all turned to race for the stairs, while simian jumped out of the seventieth floor window with the carcass of the one remaining war droid in his hands. With a deft manual overide of the hover system, Simian was pulled to the roof, only a heart beat behind the perps. Not allowing them time to get to their craft he let loose a hail of bullets, and pinned them down long enough for the rest of his team to make it to the roof. Shots rang out and the two guards fell, the sniper and the team leader made it to the door of the Hov craft, with the sniper taking up aim to give them time to take off.

Judge Bethesda took his helmet off amid a hail of bullets and seemed to concentrate slightly and then disappeared, only to reappear behind the sniper, distracting him enough for Judge Liefield to riddle the sniper with bullets. Judge Simian made short work of the door to the flight deck, and the final arrest of the day was made.

The perp was Lincoln Washington and he was taken to the sector house for interrogation.

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