Deputies: Steakhouse gift cards rewards for officers using force
AUSTIN, Texas — Williamson County, Texas, sheriff’s office leaders rewarded deputies who used force on the job with steakhouse gift cards, according to two former employees, one of whom made the admission to Texas Rangers investigating the agency’s aggressive tactics.Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan’s Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the officers involved in the March 2019 death of Javier Ambler. Officers used their Tasers on the Black 40-year-old father four times as he gasped that he had a heart condition and could not breathe.In a recorded inter...
MPs agree historic name change for Macedonia
Skopje (AFP) - Macedonian politicians voted on Friday to change the country's name to "Republic of North Macedonia", settling a decades-long row with Greece and paving the way for NATO and EU membership.Parliamentary speaker Talad Xhaferi said 81 MPs had voted in favour of the name change in the 120-seat chamber, securing the required two-thirds majority.But the name will also have to approved by the Greek parliament before it comes into effect.Ahead of the Macedonian vote, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had emphasised the historic importance of the decision."Without the accord with Greece, there w...