Hong Kong and Minneapolis protesting in solidarity: A grassroots resistance against police violence
The end of May is marked with widespread anti-authoritarian protests in Hong Kong and in the U.S., particularly in the Twin Cities and Louisville, where two unarmed black people—George Floyd and Breonna Taylor—were murdered by white police officers.George Floyd’s murder mirrored what took place in Hong Kong just a few weeks ago: on May 10, three police officers subdued a South Asian man on the floor, and knelt on his neck. The man was unconscious and had no pulse by the time paramedics arrived. A racial minority in a largely homogenous society, the South Asian community in Hong Kong has histor...
Hong Kong Free Press
The things they tweet:
"I am not a black man... so I can't even pretend to understand what it's like....but even MORE, I can't understand what it's like to be a racist white dips**t. I don't get it. I will never 'get' it. Thankfully, I grew up different. Police training and vetting of new and old officers has to change radically. For starters... Peace to all of us. #justiceforgeorgefloyd." Guns N' Roses star Duff McKagan calls for the re-education of cops in an effort to stop police brutality against African-Americans following the death of George Floyd, who lost his life during a heavy-handed arrest, caught on came...
Attorney For Ahmaud Arbery’s Family Accuses Georgia Police Of ‘Vast Conspiracy’ To Cover Up Murder
The United States Department of Justice is investigating whether Ahmaud Arbery‘s shooting may qualify as a hate crime and cover-up.The family’s attorney, Lee Merritt, announced this week that investigators are inquiring into a potential cover-up of Ahmaud’s videotaped shooting.The 25-year-old African American man was shot on February 23, while jogging unarmed near his home in Brunswick, Georgia. The man was confronted by two white residents, Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, who followed him with a pickup truck and eventually shot him to death.The two men were not prosecuted b...
Man shot dead, dozens arrested as protest in Detroit turns violent
DETROIT — One man was killed and dozens arrested as peaceful daytime protests in the city gave way to violence Friday night. Demonstrators displayed anger over police brutality in America, clashing with city police who fought back with tear gas.Detroit police Chief James Craig confirmed shortly after midnight that a man was shot near a large gathering of protesters at Cadillac Square.The shooting occurred at 11:30 p.m. in a parking lot near Congress and Randolph when someone approached a silver Dodge Caliber and fired shots.Inside the vehicle was a 21-year-old man from Eastpointe, who was driv...
The Detroit News
Police investigate fatal shooting of 45-year-old man found on sidewalk in Trenton.
Police found a 45-year-old man shot to death early Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Trenton, authorities said.Officers received several calls at about 12:15 a.m. about shots fired and a man down in the 400 block of Garfield Avenue, according to the Mercer County Homicide Task Force.Arriving officers found Tyrone Campbell, of Trenton, who had been shot multiple times in the torso and was lying on the sidewalk, police said.Campbell was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide task force ...
N.J. man who crashed SUV into utility pole dies of injuries, cops say
A 38-year-old Passaic County man who crashed his SUV into a utility pole earlier this week has died of his injuries, authorities said.Antonio R. Cruz, of Wayne, was pronounced dead at 4:29 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff.Cruz was one of two drivers who crashed into utility poles about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on opposite sides of Ratzer Road near the intersection of Garside Avenue in Wayne, police said.Two passengers who were in Cruz’s vehicle remain in the hospital, while th...
BUHARI FELICITATES TOLA ADENIYI AT 75
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with the family, friends and colleagues of renowned writer, journalist, columnist, actor, dancer, and dramatist, Akogun Tola Adeniyi, as he turns 75.A statement issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, said the president also congratulated the entire pen fraternity on the landmark birthday of “the man who made writing look so fluid and easy through his column, Aba Saheed, which was a compelling read as he plied his trade for decades in Sketch Newspapers, Nigerian Tribune, Daily Times of Nigeria...
Legazpi City logs 28th COVID-19 case
This city has recorded its 28th case of COVID-19 three days before transitioning to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).A 32-year-old man with a history of travel in Laguna and Cavite arrived in the city on May 25. He was asymptomatic when he was swabbed, the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol reported on Friday night.This city will transition to MGCQ starting June 1 as declared under Resolution No. 40 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease.MGCQ means everyone is allowed to leave their home while adhering to minimum health standards prescribe...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Israeli occupation forces kill Palestinian with autism
Israeli Border Police close off the area where occupation forces killed Iyad Hallaq, 32, near Jerusalem’s Old City on 30 May.Israeli forces shot to death a disabled Palestinian man in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday.Iyad Hallaq, 32, was near the Bacrieh Elwyn institute for special education, where he attended and worked, when he was shot.Israeli forces claimed they suspected Hallaq of carrying a “suspicious object” when they chased him and gunned him down, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.The newspaper says officers asked Hallaq to stop. When he walked away, they opened fire.Hallaq had...
The Electronic Intifada
82-year-old man escapes Johannesburg house fire
JOHANNESBURG - A man was critically injured when he apparently fell through the roof of a structure on a farm at Brandvlei, west of Johannesburg, while another man, in his 80s, managed to escape unscathed when his house caught alight and burnt to the ground in Randburg in Johannesburg in two separate incidents on Saturday morning, paramedics in Gauteng said."A man, believed to be 53 years old, is in a critical condition after having fallen through a roof on a farm on the N14, Brandvlei, outside Johannesburg this morning [Saturday]," ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said in a statement.ER24 paramed...