Pope Francis is more than head of the Catholic Church — he’s also the head of state of the Vatican, which as a government has possibly the most restrictive immigration and citizenship policies of any nation in the world.
An altercation between a cop and a teenage student in a classroom became uncomfortably physical, when the two engaged in a short but intensive fist fight. Luckily for the kid, he evaded most of the punches thrown at him by the adult.
In this video Luke Rudkowski gets another chance to talk to Debbie Wasserman Schultz about a very important issue that she was not aware of the 1st time they spoke. The 1st time they spoke the story went viral and no one could understand how the DNC chair was so misinformed. This time around she tries her jedi mind tricks on Luke to just talk a lot of fluff and avoid the answering the actual question, but Luke calls her out on it till she run's away.
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with author and activist Laila el-Haddad to discuss the psychological repression of Gaza's youth by Israeli state violence and occupation.
27-year-old married father of three, had posted the child porn while inside his police cruiser – while on patrol... Port St. Lucie Officer Michael Harding was arrested Tuesday evening after Homeland Security investigators found child pornography on his Kik messenger app.
The 42-year-old agent, Paul G. Hurley, reportedly demanded a $20,000 bribe from the shop owner, in exchange for a break on an audit. In fact, Hurley had said that he saved the business owner over a million dollars on his tax return, and that his current tax bill was just under $300,000.
According to court papers, Mr. Garza visited the owner of a business on Fairview Boulevard to conduct a tax audit. Mr. Garza then “made sexual overtures and implied the business could be lost without cooperation,” according to an affidavit.
An 18-year-old Palestinian girl was shot by Israeli troops at a Hebron checkpoint for allegedly refusing to show her purse or face and “trying to attack” a soldier. She died of multiple wounds in a hospital after bleeding in the street for 30 minutes.
Sweden is descending into what appears to have all the hallmarks of civil war in all ways but one. This is not war between rival groups of Swedes, but instead it is one between opposing groups in the migrant population. These videos, shot in Stockholm on September 13th 2015, show Kurds and Turks involved on pitched battles on the streets, involving everything from stone-throwing to hand-grenades. Far from fleeing a war in their homelands, these groups are bringing their wars with them.
A cellphone video surfaced this week showing two Fresno cops, breaking into a locked yard and killing a family dog. Police were apparently responding to a call from a neighbor about a crying baby when they broke through the family’s fence and entered their backyard. As they walked into the back yard, they completely ignored the “Beware of Dog” sign and the “Guard dog on duty” sign, and they ignored the dog himself.
“Hillary’s the one,” Nichols explained, “that I promise you… pulls the strings. She pulled them in Arkansas, she pulled them in the White House when she was there as the First Lady, and my god if she gets to be president, what you see out here now is going to change. We thought it changed with Obama, but it’s nothing compared to what’s going to happen with Hillary.”
It’s not too often that you see the mainstream be honest about what it is that makes them mainstream. Media is big money and has significant influence in our lives, and at present a mere 6 corporations own 90% of all the media that makes it into your mediasphere. Voices critical of this power structure are rarely heard on the big networks, however, sometimes the truth gets through.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday that she would not be seeking re-election in the city’s 2016 mayoral race so that she could focus on governing a city on edge over the trials of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died in April after being arrested and transported in a police van.
The US government has provided a court with redacted versions of eight videotapes showing forced feeding at Guantánamo Bay that detainees describe as torture.
Images on the tapes depict medical and security teams at Guantánamo restraining and feeding detainee Abu Wa’el Dhiab against his will. Dhiab has since been released.
Lawyers for Dhiab and news organizations including the Guardian are attempting to get the videotapes released. If they succeed, the version of the tapes the Department of Justice (DoJ) has turned over is likely to be what the public will see.
Although the DoJ continues to oppose public release of all 32 force-feeding videos, Dhiab’s attorneys said the new provision of the tapes – from which identifying information about Guantánamo personnel has been removed – indicates that national security would not be harmed by their disclosure.
I applaud Kessler for doing the right thing here, even if it may be dangerous for her career.
With even the best, most caring practitioner doing this process, it can be rough on a patient; but used as punishment for hunger striking?!? This is cruel and inhumane in the extreme.
OF course, the US doesn't want these men to die, because any honest autopsy will demonstrate that water boarding wasn't the worst which was done to some of these men.
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit organization that tracks line-of-duty police fatalities, Ponder was the 25th on-duty officer shot and killed in the United States this year. -- Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian investigation, which recorded an average of three people killed per day during the first half of 2015.
But there’s also a much more pernicious effect of exaggerating the threats faced by law enforcement. When cops are constantly told that they’re under constant fire, or that every interaction with a citizen could be their last, or that they’re fortunate each time they come home from the job in one piece, it’s absolute poison for police-community relations. That kind of reminder on a regular basis would put anyone on edge. We’re putting police officers in a perpetually combative mindset that psychologically isolates them from the communities they serve.
A bony “closed eye” structure dubbed Oculus has been erected over the rebuilt World Trade Center transportation hub that overlooks the new Ground Zero.
At a cost well over budget of $4 billion, Oculus is the “neofuturistic” design of architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Oculus has been referred to as a “living creature”:
“It’s changing its behavior as it gets more and more completed, Mr. Heintges (a facade consultant on Oculus) told NYT. “It’s like a living creature. It’s evolving, it’s morphing, because it’s receiving a skin.”
Across the middle of the eye is a 355-foot-long operable skylight.
The eye is normally closed, and it only “opens” once a year on a very specific day and for a very specific amount of time.
It wasn't easy to pick this topic, but I believe that America's 40-year policy of mass incarceration is deeply unethical, not very effective, and promotes the security of the few at the expense of the many.
It's hard for me, as a person who was born into privilege, to imagine the challenges convicted criminals face, often for crimes that are utterly non-violent.
If you're feeling like you want to do something about this, I'm mostly just making this video as an informational resource and to encourage people to think of felons not as bad, scary people but just as people.
Research into the structure and function of the human brain continues to accelerate. Collaborations, such as the Human Brain Project in Europe and the BRAIN initiative in the United States, are exploring making great advances in understanding the brain’s circuitry and computing principles.
It has been 14 years, and this is the corporatized, whitewashed new Ground Zero.
Remember when Americans were told that the terrorists attacked us because they hate our freedoms? Well now, ironically and pathetically, signs placed all over Ground Zero inform you that you are not allowed to exercise any of those freedoms at the very place we were supposedly attacked over them.
The whole thing is like a twisted theme park. Ground Zero has officially become the Disneyland of mass murder.
In yet another startling fact about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis that the liberal media is completely ignoring, school officials in Germany are warning teenage girls to avoid wearing certain attire for fear of offending Muslim refugees.
The latest reporter shooting hoax in Virginia is getting so easily torn apart by the conspiracy research community that the media’s emotional staging of actors is becoming absurd. If there is NO BRASS EJECTING from the firearm, it is 100% PROOF the shooting is a FRAUD! The latest discovery is that Alison Parker’s alleged fiancé Chris Hurst, who has only eight social media photos of him with Alison, is probably just her “TV” boyfriend. A guy named Daniel Wulz has been outed by facial recognition as her real-world boyfriend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...
Some of the media’s photos of Alison are taken directly from Wulz’s Facebook account, which is now curiously unavailable.
As long as no one is blocking the sidewalk or violating traffic safety it’s usually an acceptable practice.
So why were the people of Old Paths Baptist Church in Minnesota asked to move to a “designated area” and told that it was the only thing needed to be said “by law”? In other words, it’s a command and that’s that...
On the tenth anniversary of the Attacks of September 11th, 2001, expert witnesses gathered at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada to provide evidence-based research that called into question the official story of 9/11. This was known as The Toronto Hearings on 9/11.
Over a period of four days, these experts in Structural Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and History gave researched and professional testimony to an international panel of distinguished judges. The panel of judges, in conjunction with the steering committee would go on to publish their final analysis of the evidence provided, which called for a new investigation into the Attacks of September 11th, 2001.
This film is a summary of the strongest evidence given over the four days of hearings. To see the hearings in their entirety please visit http://torontohearings.org/ or read the final report available on the aforementioned website.
Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered a review of the decision by Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant, announced Wednesday, not to prosecute three Pasco police officers who shot to death Antonio Zambrano-Montes last February after the orchard worker had thrown rocks at police in a busy intersection.
He provided the perfect example of how to respectfully, eloquently, and peacefully resist the unlawful orders of those who would violate the rights of Americans. He refused to be bullied into submission and their group stood their ground and flexed their rights – successfully.
“We don’t operate under international law; we have the law of the jungle in which the rich and powerful basically determine what goes and what doesn’t go.” O’Keefe shouts. He correctly points out that Bush and Blair would be “rotting in prison cells” if the law were administered equally to all, or even “executed if their own rules were applied to their own crimes.” He also acknowledges that these men are nothing more than puppets who “serve rich and powerful bankers who control the money supply.”
Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control” at this point, the chief of the Border Patrol agents testified to Congress Thursday, detailing the porous situation and violent conditions in the southwest.