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Report: LGBTQ+ Men and Women Raped, Abused In Syrian Conflict
Gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its multisided civil war, as documented in a new Human Rights Watch report.
“Since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, men and boys and transgender women have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence by the Syrian government and non-state armed groups, including the extremist armed group Islamic State (also known as ISIS),” says the report, “They Treated Us in Monstrous Ways”: Sexual Violence Against Men, Boys, and Transgender Women in the Syrian Conflict, released Wednesday. “Heterosexual men and boys are vulnerable to sexual violence in Syria, but men who are gay or bisexual — or perceived to be — and transgender women are particularly at risk.”
Naila, a 21-year-old transgender woman, said she was gang-raped in prison while a minor. “They brought the stick of a mop and they inserted it in our anus,” she said. “A strong bleeding started, and we were mutilated.”
Gay Man Says Group of 7 Beat Him Unconscious While Camping
Family of Special-Ed Student Who Was Given Drugs, Sexually Assaulted by Teacher Sues School District
Five Guys employees were fired for refusing to serve police officers in Alabama, as tension mounts between service workers and law enforcement
"Five Guys and the Daphne, AL franchise want to thank the Daphne Police Department for their support in working together toward a resolution," the post reads. "As we uphold our commitment to fair, respectful, and equal treatment for all customers, please know that the actions and sentiments of a few employees in Daphne, AL do not represent Five Guys or the local franchisee."
The Five Guys incident is the latest in a series of confrontations between restaurant workers and police officers in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racism and police brutality in response to the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
That same month, three police officers in Manhattan claimed they were deliberately poisoned by Shake Shack employees after they fell ill from ingesting a mysterious substance in their milkshakes.
In Parkland, one side of the street chanted ‘Black Lives Matter.’ The other, ‘U.S.A.’
Fired North Carolina Cop Claims Racial Comments Are Protected Under First Amendment
Blue and Black Lives Matter protesters clash at Brooklyn rally
MYSTIC INN RACIAL ATTACK SUSPECTS FACE ADDED HATE CRIME CHARGE ... Cops On The Hunt
Police arrest the convicted felon who allegedly sucker-punched a 12-year-old boy. The assault was caught on video.
An 86-year-old was sinking in debt and suffering hallucinations. Then he robbed a bank.
Utah protests erupt after 2 police officers cleared in suspect’s shooting death
Chicago man recently granted visitation accused of fatally beating his 23-month-old after he broke a fan: prosecutors
Man required facial surgery after brutal beatdown in Bronx cellphone robbery: police
Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.
For a century, Hollywood has been collaborating with police departments, telling stories that whitewash police shootings and valorizing an action-hero style of policing over the harder, less dramatic work of building relationships with the communities cops are meant to serve and protect. There’s a reason for that beyond a reactionary streak hiding below the industry’s surface liberalism. Purely from a dramatic perspective, crime makes a story seem consequential, investigating crime generates action, and solving crime provides for a morally and emotionally satisfying conclusion.
The result is an addiction to stories that portray police departments as more effective than they actually are; crime as more prevalent than it actually is; and police use of force as consistently justified. There are always gaps between reality and fiction, but given what policing in America has too often become, Hollywood’s version of it looks less like fantasy and more like complicity.
Police TV show Live PD delays new episodes and Cops halt season premier amid protests against police brutality over the death of George Floyd
Rachel Lindsay Says She’ll Cut Ties With ‘The Bachelor’ Unless ‘Embarrassing’ Diversity Issues Are Fixed
'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller's New Lifetime Series Canceled After Resurfaced Racist Comments
California man who was seen on video pulling AR-15 rifle on George Floyd protesters and yelling 'Back the fuck up' is charged with assault with a deadly weapon
A California man was was caught on video earlier this week pulling an AR-15 and yelling profanities at a large group of George Floyd protesters has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Jacob Bracken, 38, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested on two felony counts of assault of a firearm stemming from his actions during a June 1 clash between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and Donald Trump supporters carrying American flags in Upland.
Queens man under fire for tearing down Black Lives Matter sign, using racial slurs
Video: One driver is very upset that the protesters are out tells them to “stop looting.” This has been a peaceful protest
Moment a baseball bat-wielding grandmother confronts peaceful protesters in Michigan and accuses them of 'rioting'
George Floyd had ‘violent criminal history’: Minneapolis police union chief
The head of the Minneapolis police union says George Floyd’s “violent criminal history” needs to be remembered and that the protests over his death are the work of a “terrorist movement.”
“What is not being told is the violent criminal history of George Floyd. The media will not air this,” police union president Bob Kroll told his members in a letter posted Monday on Twitter.
Floyd had landed five years behind bars in 2009 for an assault and robbery two years earlier, and before that, had been convicted of charges ranging from theft with a firearm to drugs, the Daily Mail reported.
Son of retired police officer killed in St. Louis looting has message for person who pulled trigger
The son of a retired St. Louis police captain who was killed during looting sparked by the death of George Floyd has a message for the person who pulled the trigger: “just step back from what you are doing.”
Brian Powell made the remark to Fox2Now after David Dorn, 77, was gunned down early Tuesday while working as security for Lee’s Pawn Shop and Jewelry. Around 4 a.m. that morning, Powell said his brother – who was crying – called him to inform of him of his father’s death, leaving a "numbing feeling that came over my body.”
“The person who pulled the trigger, my message to them would just simply be, just step back from what you’re doing.
George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus but showed no symptoms, autopsy reveals
Aspiring rapper arrested for telling fans to kill cops over George Floyd death
Streams of N.W.A’s ‘Fuck Tha Police’ grow by 272 per cent amid George Floyd protests
Two NYPD cops shot during ‘cowardly, unprovoked’ attack in Brooklyn
Soho ‘looting street party’ video goes viral as de Blasio downplays NYC chaos
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa blasts 'thugs' who broke his jaw when they hit him with a hammer during clash between his volunteer vigilantes and 'hundreds' of looters ransacking a New York FootLocker
George Floyd riots damage just civil rights cause
When it comes to race relations, anyone who thinks rioting is the answer doesn’t grasp the question. Burning, looting and committing mayhem doesn’t bend the moral arc of the universe; it breaks it.
Peaceful protests over George Floyd’s killing have been overshadowed by images of rage-fueled violence and destruction. Resorting to rioting is strange because there is little disagreement that Floyd’s death in custody was senseless and criminal. Few defend the police who were responsible; they were quickly fired, one has been charged with murder, and the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the tragedy. Everyone is on the same side of this issue.
Yet rioting sparked and spread. There is no rational purpose behind people burning buildings, torching cars, breaking windows, spray-painting obscenities and the other actions that have left city blocks looking like war zones. Some say these are expressions of anger and frustration, and maybe so, but they are also unjustified, foolish and counterproductive. While peaceful protesters are trying to create sympathy and build understanding, the rioters have undone that effort with flying bricks and flaming city blocks.
Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War
Far-right extremists are showing up, with guns, to the protests against police brutality that have exploded across the country.
Others are egging on the violence from behind their computers, urging followers to carry out acts of violence against black protesters with the goal of sparking a “race war.”
Their presence makes an uneasy addition to the escalating unrest, which was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who was choked to death by a white Minneapolis police officer earlier this week.
But there’s a range of motivations that’s driving far-right interest toward the protests, which are being led by community members and Black Lives Matter, and bolstered by antifascists.
For example, the so-called Boogaloo Bois — a group of armed anti-government extremists made visible by their Hawaiian shirts — have reportedly shown up to some of the protests.
Police searching for Brooklyn man who groped 7 women in 3 hours
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for a serial groper responsible for several incidents on Friday.
Police say the male suspect approached several women in a three-and-a-half-hour period between 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. in Bedford Stuyvesant.
All of the victims were approached while they were walking on the street, authorities say.
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Louisiana police officer faces rape charge after being accused of coercing sex during speeding stop
Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Naperville Motel Room
Married couple, 85 and 86, shot dead at Delaware veterans cemetery
Bumping into each other outside Brooklyn housing project leads to beatdown
Missouri man poses as teenage girl on social media to solicit sex photos from kids: Police
Armed black citizens escort Michigan lawmaker to capitol after volatile rightwing protest
A black lawmaker came to Michigan’s capitol with an escort of armed black citizens on Wednesday, days after white protesters with guns staged a volatile protest inside the state house, comparing the Democratic governor’s public health orders to “tyranny”.
The state representative Sarah Anthony, 36, said she wanted to highlight what she saw as the failure of the Michigan capitol police to provide legislators with adequate security during the protest, which saw demonstrators with rifles standing in the legislative chamber above lawmakers.
“When traditional systems, whether it’s law enforcement or whatever, fail us, we also have the ability to take care of ourselves,” she told the Guardian. Anthony became the first African American woman elected to represent her district in Lansing, Michigan’s capital, in 2018.