2018-06-19: News Headlines

splcenter.org (2018-06-19). SPLC files ethics complaint against Louisiana DA's offices that profit from traffic ticket scheme. splcenter.org District attorneys across Louisiana are violating the state's ethics laws by hiring off-duty police officers to write "diversion" traffic tickets that generate millions of dollars a year for district attorney's offices.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-06-19). After France Condemns Israel's Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla. therealnews.com Human Rights Activist Claude Leostic Accuses Emmanuel Macron's Government of "Political Harassment"

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-19). Mozambique: Armed Groups Burn Villages. hrw.org Residents of Naunde, in Macomia, Cabo Delgado, flee their village following an attack on June 5, 2018. | ©2018 Human Rights Watch | (Johannesburg) — Attacks by armed groups in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May 2018. Hundreds of families fled their villages after suspected members of an armed Islamist group burned down their houses during nighttime attacks. | The group implicated in the attacks is known locally as both Al-Sunna wa Jama'a and Al-Shabab, though it has no publicly known connection with the Somali group of the same name. Local activists told Human Rights Watch that more than 400 homes have been burned down in the past two weeks, displacing people in three districts. Mozambican authorities should investigate and provide…

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-19). Russian Journalist Facing Criminal Charges for Posting Court Transcript. hrw.org Russian journalist Viktor Korb. | © 2017 Evgeniya Lifantyeva | In the early hours of May 18, a team of police and security services' agents raided the apartment of Viktor Korb, a journalist from Omsk. One of the agents shoved a search warrant in Korb's face and the team conducted a 10-hour search, turning his home upside down. They seized all electronic devices, documents, and archives belonging to Korb and his family. This was how Korb learned that on May 16, the Omsk Investigative Committee had opened a criminal case against him. Two and half weeks later, he found out the charges: incitement to terrorism, justification of terrorism, or terrorist propaganda. | The charges stem from a court transcript Korb posted on April 21, 2015 on his web-site, Patriofil, which he has been…

Sarah Posner, The Nation (2018-06-18). South Carolina Governor Requested Exemption to Allow Foster-Care Agency to Discriminate Against Non-Christians. alternet.org He personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries. | In an unusual move, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a long-standing ally of President Donald Trump, has personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services to secure a religious exemption from federal nondiscrimination laws for a Christian foster-care-placement agency in his state. Without the exemption, the placement agency, Miracle Hill Ministries, of Greenville, is at risk of losing its license because it refuses to place foster children with non-Christian families. Like other such agencies that participate in state foster-care programs that receive federal funds, Miracle Hill would normally be barred from discriminating on the basis of religion. McMaster, a Republican who is running for reelection, acted in February after his own state agency, the Department of Social Services (DSS), warned Miracle Hill that. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-18). Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN's Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally

Bill Blum (2018-06-18). Even Trump Deserves to Plead the Fifth. truthdig.com Like any other citizen, he has a fundamental right that protects him from custodial interrogations conducted by law enforcement. We have to respect that right, lest our own be diminished.

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-18). Iran: Dervish Member Executed. hrw.org (Beirut) – Iran's judiciary executed Mohammad Sallas, a Dervish minority member, on June 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. He was convicted after a trial that raises serious concerns about its fairness, and despite serious allegations that the authorities tortured him in detention. Sallas's family was allowed to bury his body in Boroujerd cemetery in Lorestan province, in western Iran, under a heavy security presence, though activists reported that his children were not allowed to view his body. Police Forces at the scene of the clashes, Tehran, Iran February 19, 2018. | © 2018 Majzooban-e-Noor | On March 18, after a rapid trial that concluded only a few weeks after his arrest, and allegations of police torture to elicit a forced confession, the court RT (2018-06-18). 'Good police work'? Five dead after 'smuggling event' sets cops on high-speed car chase in Texas. rt.com A hot pursuit by US Border Control and a Texas county sheriff has resulted in five deaths, after an SUV carrying illegal migrants flipped over, sending passengers up in the air and flying out of the vehicle.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-06-18). Sudan: UN's Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection. hrw.org United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. | © 2012 Reuters | (New York) — The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018. | The Security Council is expected to approve drastic cuts in the mission, including closing 14 UNAMID team sites and a plan for withdrawal in two years. The African Union Peace and Security Council has already approved the plan. The plan under discussion would limit the mission's area of operation to 13 sites around Jebel Marra, the mountainous area where government…

Liliana Segura (2018-06-17). Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America. theintercept.com Anthony Ray Hinton was mowing the lawn at his mother's house in 1985 when Alabama police came to arrest him for two murders he did not commit. One took place when he was working the night shift at a Birmingham warehouse. Yet the state won a death sentence, based on two bullets it falsely claimed matched a gun found at his mother's home. In his powerful new memoir, "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," Hinton describes how racism and a system stacked against the poor were the driving forces behind his conviction. He also writes about the unique and unexpected bonds that can form on death row, and in particular about his relationship with Henry Hays, a former Klansman sentenced to death for a notorious lynching in 1981. Hays died in the electric chair in…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-16). Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman. therealnews.com With the primary just weeks away, Krish Vignarajah talks to Dharna Noor about how she would fund schools and implement criminal justice reform, and explains why Maryland needs women in elected office

Consortiumnews.com (2018-06-16). Border Angels Fight Trump's Borderland Brutality. consortiumnews.com As Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policy intensifies, an organization founded in 1986 has stepped up its efforts to help families under attack, as Dennis J. Bernstein explains. By Dennis J Bernstein America's "National Pastime" used to be the heart of the… Read more →

RT (2018-06-16). US Border Control vehicle hits Native American man, drives off (VIDEO). rt.com A police investigation has been launched after a video was shared online in which a US Border Control vehicle strikes a Native American man in an apparent hit-and-run at a reservation on the US-Mexico border in Arizona.
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RT (2018-06-15). Police release footage of controversial arrest of black couple at Waffle House (VIDEO). rt.com The Waffle House chain has come under fire after a black couple were arrested for alleged theft and trespassing. The pair had disputed an overcharge on their bill, prompting the restaurant to call the police.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-06-15). Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests. hrw.org Police disperse a demonstration against a draft law on special economic zones in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 10, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | (New York) — Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to protest long-term leases in special economic zones, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should release those detained for peacefully expressing their views and investigate excessive police response. | Nationwide protests erupted last weekend in response to a draft law that would allow foreign investors 99-year leases, a provision critics fear would lead to Chinese companies' encroachment on Vietnamese territory. Thousands took part in the demonstrations in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Binh Thuan province, and other areas. Since the protests began on June 9, 2018, there have…

RT (2018-06-15). Kansas City police under fire after shooting & killing 3 suspects in under an hour. rt.com Police in Kansas City are facing tough questions after shooting and killing three people in less than an hour. The city's police chief has defended the actions of officers, saying they "did what they thought was necessary."
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Human Rights Watch (2018-06-15). Maldives' Slide Toward One Party Rule. hrw.org Abdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male November 17, 2013. | © 2013 Reuters | Unnoticed by much of the world, the sundrenched holiday paradise of the Maldives is slipping rapidly into autocratic rule. Since February, the government has banned opposition parties from elections and locked up political leaders and even judges. | On June 13, in a blatant move to strengthen President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's grip on power, the Maldives Criminal Court sentenced former president, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, former Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, and Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed each to 19 months in prison after being found guilty of "obstructing justice" for refusing to hand over their mobile phones to police. | The ruling represents the latest in a series…

RT (2018-06-15). Minnesota cops ordered paramedics to inject suspects with 'rape drug' — report. rt.com Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been ordered to "never suggest or demand" that paramedics use powerful horse tranquilizers on suspects, following a report that the practice had spiked in recent years. |
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RT (2018-06-15). Florida man ends up in jail after asking police to test 'low quality' meth & bust his drug dealer. rt.com In a reckless attempt to take revenge on his drug dealer for selling him methamphetamine of unsatisfactory quality, a 49-year-old man in Florida contacted the police to have the substance tested and to press formal charges.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-06-15). Yemen: Key Concerns for Hodeida Battle. hrw.org Imports sit destroyed in a damaged warehouse at the port in Hodeida city, Yemen. | © November 2016 Kristine Beckerle / Human Rights Watch | (Beirut) — All parties to the conflict in Yemen should minimize civilian harm during military operations against the western port city of Hodeida, Human Rights Watch said today. The Saudi-led coalition, backed by the United States, and Yemeni government-aligned forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, stepped up attacks on Houthi forces controlling the port in June 2018. | About 70 percent of Yemen's aid and commercial imports enter through Hodeida and the nearby Saleef port, providing food, fuel, and medicine that the population needs for survival. To comply with international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, warring parties should take immediate steps to…

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-14). India: Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir. hrw.org An Indian police officer fires a tear gas shell toward demonstrators, during a protest against the recent killings in Kashmir, in Srinagar, May 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | (New York) — The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said today. | India has long accused Pakistan of providing material support, arms, and training to the insurgency that has resulted in more than 50,000 deaths since 1989. The Indian government should work with UN Human Rights Council member countries to create an independent international investigation that would comprehensively examine allegations of serious human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian-administered part of the disputed province. | The 49-page report by the Office of…

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-14). India Should Not Reject UN Report on Kashmir. hrw.org A woman watches the funeral of a civilian who, according to local media, was hit by a police vehicle during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar, June 2, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | India's government dismissed the first-ever United Nations report on human rights in Kashmir as " fallacious, tendentious, and motivated," saying the findings are "overtly prejudiced" and seek to "build a false narrative." | India can — and should — do better in confronting its own human rights failures. | While the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) acknowledged the "political dimensions" of the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, its report sought to highlight the decades of suffering by millions of Kashmiris. | These human rights concerns have been well documented. Cross-border…

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2018-06-19: Social Media Postees

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Hundreds of United Methodist clergy charge Jeff Sessions with child abuse, immorality and racial discrimination
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-19
"As his denomination, we have an ethical obligation to speak boldly when one of our members is engaged in causing significant harm," the charges read. | More than 600 United Methodist clergy and church members say they will bring charges against fellow United Methodist Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's attorney general, over his implementation of the president's "zero tolerance" policy which has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the border. According to the United Methodist news wire, Sessions is accused of child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and "dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines" of the church. "While other individuals and areas of the federal government are implicated in each of these examples, Mr. Sessions–as a long-term United Methodist in a tremendously powerful, public position–is particularly accountable to us, his church," the complaint reads. "He is. . .
www.alternet.org/hundreds-united-methodist-clergy-charge-jeff-sessions-child-abuse-immorality-and-racial

SPLC files ethics complaint against Louisiana DA's offices that profit from traffic ticket scheme
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-06-19
District attorneys across Louisiana are violating the state's ethics laws by hiring off-duty police officers to write "diversion" traffic tickets that generate millions of dollars a year for district attorney's offices.
www.splcenter.org/news/2018/06/19/splc-files-ethics-complaint-against-louisiana-da%25E2%2580%2599s-offices-profit-traffic-ticket-scheme

After France Condemns Israel's Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-06-19
Human Rights Activist Claude Leostic Accuses Emmanuel Macron's Government of "Political Harassment" | The post After France Condemns Israel's Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/after-france-condemns-israels-killings-in-gaza-french-police-obstruct-freedom-flotilla

Russian Journalist Facing Criminal Charges for Posting Court Transcript
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-19
Russian journalist Viktor Korb. | © 2017 Evgeniya Lifantyeva | In the early hours of May 18, a team of police and security services' agents raided the apartment of Viktor Korb, a journalist from Omsk. One of the agents shoved a search warrant in Korb's face and the team conducted a 10-hour search, turning his home upside down. They seized all electronic devices, documents, and archives belonging to Korb and his family. This was how Korb learned that on May 16, the Omsk Investigative Committee had opened a criminal case against him. Two and half weeks later, he found out the charges: incitement to terrorism, justification of terrorism, or terrorist propaganda. | The charges stem from a court transcript Korb posted on April 21, 2015 on his web-site, Patriofil, which he has been…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/19/russian-journalist-facing-criminal-charges-posting-court-transcript

South Carolina Governor Requested Exemption to Allow Foster-Care Agency to Discriminate Against Non-Christians
Sarah Posner, The Nation | alternet.org | 2018-06-18
He personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries. | In an unusual move, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a long-standing ally of President Donald Trump, has personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services to secure a religious exemption from federal nondiscrimination laws for a Christian foster-care-placement agency in his state. Without the exemption, the placement agency, Miracle Hill Ministries, of Greenville, is at risk of losing its license because it refuses to place foster children with non-Christian families. Like other such agencies that participate in state foster-care programs that receive federal funds, Miracle Hill would normally be barred from discriminating on the basis of religion. McMaster, a Republican who is running for reelection, acted in February after his own state agency, the Department of Social Services (DSS), warned Miracle Hill that. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/south-carolina-governor-requested-exemption-allow-foster-care-agency-discriminate

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-06-18
Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN's Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally | The post Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/drawing-links-between-us-militarism-abroad-and-gun-violence-at-home-pt-1-2

Even Trump Deserves to Plead the Fifth
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2018-06-18
Like any other citizen, he has a fundamental right that protects him from custodial interrogations conducted by law enforcement. We have to respect that right, lest our own be diminished. | The post Even Trump Deserves to Plead the Fifth appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/dont-trash-trump-if-he-takes-the-fifth/

'Good police work'? Five dead after 'smuggling event' sets cops on high-speed car chase in Texas
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
A hot pursuit by US Border Control and a Texas county sheriff has resulted in five deaths, after an SUV carrying illegal migrants flipped over, sending passengers up in the air and flying out of the vehicle. …
www.rt.com/usa/430056-immigrants-killed-chase-texas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Sudan: UN's Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-18
United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. | © 2012 Reuters | (New York) — The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018. | The Security Council is expected to approve drastic cuts in the mission, including closing 14 UNAMID team sites and a plan for withdrawal in two years. The African Union Peace and Security Council has already approved the plan. The plan under discussion would limit the mission's area of operation to 13 sites around Jebel Marra, the mountainous area where government…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/18/sudan-uns-planned-cuts-darfur-mission-risk-rights-protection

Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America
Liliana Segura | theintercept.com | 2018-06-17
Anthony Ray Hinton was mowing the lawn at his mother's house in 1985 when Alabama police came to arrest him for two murders he did not commit. One took place when he was working the night shift at a Birmingham warehouse. Yet the state won a death sentence, based on two bullets it falsely claimed matched a gun found at his mother's home. In his powerful new memoir, "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," Hinton describes how racism and a system stacked against the poor were the driving forces behind his conviction. He also writes about the unique and unexpected bonds that can form on death row, and in particular about his relationship with Henry Hays, a former Klansman sentenced to death for a notorious lynching in 1981. Hays died in the electric chair in…
theintercept.com/2018/06/17/anthony-ray-hinton-death-row/

Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-06-16
With the primary just weeks away, Krish Vignarajah talks to Dharna Noor about how she would fund schools and implement criminal justice reform, and explains why Maryland needs women in elected office | The post Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/maryland-gubernatorial-krish-vignarajah-on-schools-police-the-environment-and-being-a-woman

Border Angels Fight Trump's Borderland Brutality
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-06-16
As Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policy intensifies, an organization founded in 1986 has stepped up its efforts to help families under attack, as Dennis J. Bernstein explains. By Dennis J Bernstein America's "National Pastime" used to be the heart of the… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/06/16/border-angels-fight-trumps-borderland-brutality/

US Border Control vehicle hits Native American man, drives off (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-16
A police investigation has been launched after a video was shared online in which a US Border Control vehicle strikes a Native American man in an apparent hit-and-run at a reservation on the US-Mexico border in Arizona. …
www.rt.com/usa/429978-border-control-hits-native-american/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Police release footage of controversial arrest of black couple at Waffle House (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-15
The Waffle House chain has come under fire after a black couple were arrested for alleged theft and trespassing. The pair had disputed an overcharge on their bill, prompting the restaurant to call the police. …
www.rt.com/usa/429909-waffle-house-arrest-fort-walton/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Minnesota cops ordered paramedics to inject suspects with 'rape drug' — report
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-15
Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have been ordered to "never suggest or demand" that paramedics use powerful horse tranquilizers on suspects, following a report that the practice had spiked in recent years. …
www.rt.com/usa/429914-cops-ordered-paramedics-ketamine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Kansas City police under fire after shooting & killing 3 suspects in under an hour
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-15
Police in Kansas City are facing tough questions after shooting and killing three people in less than an hour. The city's police chief has defended the actions of officers, saying they "did what they thought was necessary." …
www.rt.com/usa/429920-kansas-city-police-shootings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Florida man ends up in jail after asking police to test 'low quality' meth & bust his drug dealer
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-15
In a reckless attempt to take revenge on his drug dealer for selling him methamphetamine of unsatisfactory quality, a 49-year-old man in Florida contacted the police to have the substance tested and to press formal charges. …
www.rt.com/usa/429818-florida-police-drug-dealer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-15
Police disperse a demonstration against a draft law on special economic zones in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 10, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | (New York) — Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to protest long-term leases in special economic zones, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should release those detained for peacefully expressing their views and investigate excessive police response. | Nationwide protests erupted last weekend in response to a draft law that would allow foreign investors 99-year leases, a provision critics fear would lead to Chinese companies' encroachment on Vietnamese territory. Thousands took part in the demonstrations in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Binh Thuan province, and other areas. Since the protests began on June 9, 2018, there have…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/15/vietnam-investigate-police-response-mass-protests

Maldives' Slide Toward One Party Rule
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-15
Abdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male November 17, 2013. | © 2013 Reuters | Unnoticed by much of the world, the sundrenched holiday paradise of the Maldives is slipping rapidly into autocratic rule. Since February, the government has banned opposition parties from elections and locked up political leaders and even judges. | On June 13, in a blatant move to strengthen President Yameen Abdul Gayoom's grip on power, the Maldives Criminal Court sentenced former president, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, former Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, and Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed each to 19 months in prison after being found guilty of "obstructing justice" for refusing to hand over their mobile phones to police. | The ruling represents the latest in a series…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/15/maldives-slide-toward-one-party-rule

NYPD Disputes Gang Database Numbers — but Its Math Doesn't Add Up
Nick Pinto | theintercept.com | 2018-06-14
Senior New York Police Department officials testifying on Wednesday before City Council hotly contested the claim, published first in The Intercept, that the gang database maintained by the department swelled by 70 percent between December 2013 and February 2018 to include more than 42,000 New Yorkers. | "I've learned not to believe what I read in the papers. I have no comment on The Intercept," said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. "I did not read the entire

, but what I did read, I read some glaring errors." | The Intercept sent the NYPD detailed questions about the gang database before publication. But neither the department nor the mayor's office responded. Instead, in an op-ed in the New York Daily News on Tuesday, Shea defended the department's program, arguing that what the headline described as keeping up a "roster of…
theintercept.com/2018/06/14/nypd-gang-database-city-council-dermot-shea/

India: Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-14
An Indian police officer fires a tear gas shell toward demonstrators, during a protest against the recent killings in Kashmir, in Srinagar, May 8, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | (New York) — The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said today. | India has long accused Pakistan of providing material support, arms, and training to the insurgency that has resulted in more than 50,000 deaths since 1989. The Indian government should work with UN Human Rights Council member countries to create an independent international investigation that would comprehensively examine allegations of serious human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian-administered part of the disputed province. | The 49-page report by the Office of…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/14/india-act-un-rights-report-kashmir

India Should Not Reject UN Report on Kashmir
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-14
A woman watches the funeral of a civilian who, according to local media, was hit by a police vehicle during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar, June 2, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | India's government dismissed the first-ever United Nations report on human rights in Kashmir as " fallacious, tendentious, and motivated," saying the findings are "overtly prejudiced" and seek to "build a false narrative." | India can — and should — do better in confronting its own human rights failures. | While the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) acknowledged the "political dimensions" of the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, its report sought to highlight the decades of suffering by millions of Kashmiris. | These human rights concerns have been well documented. Cross-border…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/14/india-should-not-reject-un-report-kashmir

Philippine Police Chief Halts Crime Suspect 'Perp Walks'
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-14
Oscar Albayalde arrives for the National Police chief handover ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines, April 19, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | The Philippine National Police (PNP) did something extraordinary this week: It took action to protect the rights of criminal suspects. | On Monday, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde declared that the police will stop parading criminal suspects in front of the media in so-called "perp walks." Albayalde said the decision to end the practice was made "to be fair to the public." The Philippine Commission on Human Rights applauded Albayalde's decision as supportive of "due process and presumption of innocence." | Albayalde added that his directive reiterates an existing PNP order issued in 2007 by then-PNP chief Jesus Versoza in response to complaints about the…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/14/philippine-police-chief-halts-crime-suspect-perp-walks

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