NEW YORK, Saco-Indonesia.com - Sekarang harga minyak AS turun sedikit pada Rabu (29/1/2014) waktu setempat (Kamis pagi WIB), karena persediaan minyak mentah AS pekan lalu naik lebih besar dari yang diperkirakan.

Minyak mentah light sweet atau West Texas Intermediate (WTI) untuk pengiriman Maret turun tipis lima sen ditutup pada di 97,36 dollar AS per barel di New York Mercantile Exchange.

Sedangkan minyak mentah Brent North Sea untuk penyerahan Maret naik 36 sen menjadi 107,77 dollar AS per barel di perdagangan London.

Departemen Energi AS (DoE) mengatakan persediaan minyak mentah Amerika Serikat meningkat 6,4 juta barel dalam pekan yang berakhir 24 Januari, lebih besar dari perkiraan analis untuk kenaikan 2,2 juta barel.

Sebuah kenaikan menunjukkan melemahnya permintaan di ekonomi dan negara konsumen minyak terbesar dunia itu.

Sementara itu Federal Reserve seperti yang diperkirakan kembali memangkas stimulusmya sebesar 10 miliar dollar AS untuk bulan kedua berturut-turut menjadi 65 miliar dollar AS per bulan.

Desmond Chua, analis pasar di CMC Markets di Singapura, mengatakan pengurangan stimulus (tapering) tambahan kemungkinan akan meningkatkan greenback, membuat minyak yang dihargakan dalam dolar lebih mahal bagi negara-negara yang menggunakan mata uang lain, sehingga mengurangi permintaan.

Sumber :Kompas.com

Editor : Maulana Lee

Stok AS Meningkat, Harga Minyak Dunia Turun

WASHINGTON — During a training course on defending against knife attacks, a young Salt Lake City police officer asked a question: “How close can somebody get to me before I’m justified in using deadly force?”

Dennis Tueller, the instructor in that class more than three decades ago, decided to find out. In the fall of 1982, he performed a rudimentary series of tests and concluded that an armed attacker who bolted toward an officer could clear 21 feet in the time it took most officers to draw, aim and fire their weapon.

The next spring, Mr. Tueller published his findings in SWAT magazine and transformed police training in the United States. The “21-foot rule” became dogma. It has been taught in police academies around the country, accepted by courts and cited by officers to justify countless shootings, including recent episodes involving a homeless woodcarver in Seattle and a schizophrenic woman in San Francisco.

Now, amid the largest national debate over policing since the 1991 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, a small but vocal set of law enforcement officials are calling for a rethinking of the 21-foot rule and other axioms that have emphasized how to use force, not how to avoid it. Several big-city police departments are already re-examining when officers should chase people or draw their guns and when they should back away, wait or try to defuse the situation

Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force

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