Florida police officer arrested on excessive force charges

A white Florida police officer with a history of excessive force is charged with aggravated battery during his arrest of a Black man accused of trespassing outside a grocery store. West Palm Beach Officer Nicholas Lordi turned himself in at the county’s main jail on Tuesday night and bonded out on Wednesday morning, officials said.Continue reading “Florida police officer arrested on excessive force charges”

‘Unprecedented’ Video Leak Shows Rampant Torture at Russian Prisons – NGO

A prominent NGO that tracks abuses in Russia’s prison system says it has received “thousands” of leaked video clips showing inmates being beaten and tortured by guards in several prisons across the country.  “This is an unprecedented leak that will send shockwaves across the country. In total we have over 40 gigabytes of files showingContinue reading “‘Unprecedented’ Video Leak Shows Rampant Torture at Russian Prisons – NGO”

Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree

Decarceration advocates urge lawmakers to consider sentencing reform instead as prisons have seen high rates of Covid outbreaks The southern US state of Alabama, which has the highest death rate from Covid-19 in America, is planning to use Covid relief funds to help construct three large prisons and renovate several others. State lawmakers began a specialContinue reading “Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree”

‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops

John Choi, the Minnesota prosecutor who charged the cop who killed Philando Castile, is already earning enemies for his groundbreaking new policy. John Choi said he will never forget July 6, 2016—the day 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a St. Anthony Police Department officer during a simple traffic stop over a broken taillight. WhenContinue reading “‘Not Going to Do This Anymore’: Fed-Up Prosecutor Is Done With BS Traffic Stops”

Texas starts arresting migrants crossing U.S. border on trespassing charges

Texas is beginning to arrest migrants on trespassing charges along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s actions that he says are needed to slow the number of border crossings, jailing at least 10 people so far with more on the way, authorities said Thursday. The arrests put in motion plans thatContinue reading “Texas starts arresting migrants crossing U.S. border on trespassing charges”

Let’s talk about San Jose’s new gun control initiative – Beau of the Fifth Column

Democrats Unveil Decriminalization Plan to End ‘Mass Devastation’ of Failed US Drug War

“50 years. That’s how long our government has waged a war—not on drugs, but on people.” Aiming to declare an end to the so-called “War on Drugs,” two Democratic members of Congress on Tuesday introduced legislation—drafted with the help of one of the country’s most influential groups fighting to decriminalize drug use—to end federal criminalContinue reading “Democrats Unveil Decriminalization Plan to End ‘Mass Devastation’ of Failed US Drug War”

Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine

Opposition legislators in Turkey are accusing Ankara’s leaders of secretly selling out Uighurs to China in exchange for coronavirus vaccines. Abdullah Metseydi, a Uighur in Turkey, was readying for bed last month when he heard commotion, then pounding on the door. “Police! Open the door!” A dozen or more officers poured in, many bearing gunsContinue reading “Turkey Uighurs fear sellout to China in exchange for vaccine”

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