Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police

A London police watchdog documented patterns of bullying, discrimination and harassment among officers in a 15-page report published Tuesday.  The report conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which primarily focuses on officers based at Charing Cross Police Station in the central London area, noted “multiple concerning behavioural themes,” including sexism, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, aggressive behavior,Continue reading “Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police”

Scholar who called Biden election a ‘literal coup’ advising Texas social studies curriculum review

A conservative scholar who questioned the 2020 presidential election results is involved in reviewing state social studies curriculum standards for public schools. Stephen Balch, a former professor who also has opposed the 2015 Supreme Court ruling overturning state bans on same-sex marriage, is a content adviser for the revision of the standards that will guide social studies coursesContinue reading “Scholar who called Biden election a ‘literal coup’ advising Texas social studies curriculum review”

UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images

Exclusive: Tribunal details litany of offences over six years by PC Ryan Connolly, who resigned from Merseyside force before hearing A police officer took selfies at a murder scene where a teenager had been stabbed to death, and sent “appalling” racist, homophobic and offensive images via WhatsApp, the Guardian has learned. PC Ryan Connolly fromContinue reading “UK: Police officer took selfies at murder scene and sent racist WhatsApp images”

The Supreme Court Is Ready to Make Taxpayers Fund Religious Schools

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a case involving just 4,800 students in rural Maine. But because of the way the Court seems certain to rule, the case will affect everyone in America. The reason is a single word: discrimination. On its face, the case, Carson v. Makin is an outlier. Maine has a unique system for students in far-flung rural areas:Continue reading “The Supreme Court Is Ready to Make Taxpayers Fund Religious Schools”

GOP lawmaker apologizes for anti-Muslim remarks about colleague – CNN

Rep. Lauren Boebert, tweeted out an apology to the Muslim Community after video showed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) making anti-Muslim remarks in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Lauren Fox discuss.

Italian LGBTQ+ hate crime bill defeated

The measure would have criminalized violence and hate speech against LGBTQ+ people. Italian senators have killed a bill that would have criminalized violence and hate speech against LGBTQ+ people in Italy. Italy’s Lower House had already approved the bill, which had the backing of the leftist Democrats, the anti-establishment 5Star Movement and the far-left Free and EqualContinue reading “Italian LGBTQ+ hate crime bill defeated”

Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

FBI Raids NYPD Union Office And Home Of Its Right-Wing Leader

The agency said the raids were part of “an ongoing investigation.” Federal agents raided the offices Tuesday of a New York City police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, and the Long Island home of its bombastic leader, who has clashed with city officials over his incendiary tweets and hard-line tactics. FBI spokesperson Martin Feely saidContinue reading “FBI Raids NYPD Union Office And Home Of Its Right-Wing Leader”

‘A New Low’: Tucker Carlson’s Comparison Of Current COVID Patients Vs. ’80s HIV Patients – MSNBC

Tucker Carlson comparing the treatment of people with COVID-19 today to HIV-positive people in the 1980s is critiqued by Joy Reid in this edition of “The Absolute Worst.”

Two transgender women win seats in German parliament

Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday’s national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which came third in the election, increasing its share of the vote to 14.8% from 8.9% in 2017 and is set toContinue reading “Two transgender women win seats in German parliament”

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