Missouri Republican Bill Aims to Have Cops Stop Abortions
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-10
A Missouri Republican legislator has introduced so-called fetal personhood legislation that could mandate law enforcement to stop people from having abortions. | House Bill 1799 was introduced by state Rep. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove)…
Reclaiming the Narrative: How to Combat Israel's Misuse of "Antisemitism"
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-10
While anti-Jewish racism is a real phenomenon that must be confronted, but "antisemitism, as defined by Israel, is a smokescreen with the ultimate aim of distracting from the real conversation: the crimes of military occupation, racism, and apartheid in Palestine.
Hunt monitors say right-wing media coverage of their arrest is 'absolutely' blown out of proportion
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2020-01-10
On 4 January, Cheshire Police arrested eight hunt saboteurs on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon. But one of those arrested told The Canary that media reporting of the incident spun what actually happened on the day "out of proportion". | Mass arrest: | Cheshire Hunt Saboteurs broke the news that Cheshire Police sent numerous vehicles and officers to arrest "monitors" attending the Cheshire Hunt: | Police have just arrested a car full of monitors and a sab due to the hunt making an 'allegation'. The hunt…
Congress Politician Priyanka Gandhi Visits PM's Constituency to Meet Citizenship Law Protesters
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh witnessed large-scale violence and clashes over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) between protesters and police, leaving many injured and arrested as public property was also damaged at several places during the demonstrations.
Over 700 historical artifacts seized in southern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-10
A total of 746 pieces of historical artifacts were seized in an operation in southern Turkey, security sources said on Friday.Gendarmerie teams of the Mediterranean Mersin province arrested a suspect, identified only by the initials H.K., in Mut district.The suspect attempted to place historical artifacts from the Middle Age and the Roman period on the market.Turkish security forces disguised as buyers contacted H.K. and the suspect brought historical artifacts from his home after agreeing on a price.Among the historical artifacts seized were 698 coins, 24 rings, 16 earrings, three spearheads, two bird figurines,…
Female Journalists Still Bear the Brunt of Cyberattacks
Katharine Quarmby | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
About 10 years ago, I was forced to contend with a cyberstalker. He had written an online novel and posted excerpts on his blog that included threats to rape me and burn my house down. He hoped to kill not only me but my two young children. I still remember the shock I felt as I read his words. My fingers felt as if they had swollen to the size of sausages; I could hardly dial for help. | But I was one of the lucky ones. My cyberstalker was arrested, questioned and finally convicted. Not only did he do jail time, he was put under a restraining order forbidding him from contacting me or visiting my address. | Othe…
Leaked Video Footage Shows Cops Thrashing Man Over Mobile Theft in India – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
New Delhi (Sputnik): While the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has the worst track record for custodial deaths, a viral video clip of a man allegedly being tortured has sent chills down the spine, with angry reactions pouring in on social media. Custodial death refers to the death of a person in police custody due to torture.
After 68 Days, Hunger Strikers in ICE Custody Are on the Brink of Death
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
New Orleans, Louisiana — With hunger strikes sweeping immigration jails across the country, two Indian asylum seekers protesting their incarceration at a remote Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jail in Louisiana are reportedly on the brink of death after refusing to eat or drink for 68 days, according to a volunteer who regularly visits the two men. | The hunger strikers have a clear demand: to be released so they can pursue their asylum cases outside of jail. | Medical staff at the…
8th New Jersey police officer arrested in FBI corruption probe
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-09
"We have zero tolerance for crooked cops in the Paterson Police Department. This should serve as a cautionary tale that crime doesn't pay, especially in law enforcement."
$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a "surge in federal resources." We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People's Progress Party about what's really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.
A Note on Carlos Ghosn and Global Capitalism
Charles Andrews | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-08
The boss of world car maker Nissan — arrested and under intense surveillance around his luxury mansion, and charged with gorging himself with about $140 million of unauthorized pay1 — makes a daring escape from under the nose of Japanese authorities and across half the world. It will take months for details of how Carlos …
Across the Country Harsh Sentencing Laws are Tearing Apart Families and Communities
Nicole Zayas Fortier | aclu.org | 2019-12-24
During the holiday season, in the picturesque town of Petoskey, Michigan, Kimiko Uyeda, and her son Marshall celebrate with an annual tradition of selecting a new ornament to add to their tree. Year after year, Kimiko and Marshall add to their collection of ornaments as a part of their tradition. | For years, however, they were separated from one another and unable to enjoy this holiday tradition together. It all began in 2013 when Kimiko was arrested for filing what the local sheriff believed to be a false police report. Because of broken sentencing laws, the prosecutor in the case was able to add four additi…