17/04/2017

This is horrifying: "Under Maplewood’s law, residents can be penalized for calling the police more than two times from the same address within an 180-day period, punished with eviction from their homes or even banishment from the city for up to six months; the law doesn’t differentiate between the sources and victims of the “nuisance activity.”
http://read.bi/2oE1fbN

17/04/2017

This is horrifying: "Under Maplewood’s law, residents can be penalized for calling the police more than two times from the same address within an 180-day period, punished with eviction from their homes or even banishment from the city for up to six months; the law doesn’t differentiate between the sources and victims of the “nuisance activity.”
http://read.bi/2oE1fbN

15/04/2017

"What ultimately binds these definitions together is an awareness that the less “black” a person looks, the better — better for securing jobs, better for social mobility. The widespread acceptance of multiracial identities in Brazil coexists with steep racial inequality — a contradiction that the sociologist Edward E. Telles has called “the enigma of Brazilian race relations.”
http://atfp.co/2oKIjsm
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15/04/2017

Believed to be the first case brought under a federal law in the US for Female Genital Mutilation:
"Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States," Daniel Lemisch, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said in a statement. "The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law."
http://n.pr/2pBy1rF

12/04/2017

Another example of violence at the hands of police in the US: "In less than a minute, a police stop over claims of jaywalking devolved into what many are calling a troubling example of excessive force: a white officer walloping a black man with more than a dozen punches on a Sacramento street."
http://wapo.st/2p88Iko

11/04/2017

A reminder that police brutality is alive and well in the US. Am I allowed to swear on this platform? Regardless, the man was handcuffed and he still had his head stomped into the sidewalk. Hope for things getting better while Trumps team is running things? Not likely.
"The video shows Rosen stomping on the head of Demarco Anderson while Anderson is already handcuffed and under control. Anderson is visibly restrained and does not appear to be agitated or resisting when Rosen charges from the left side of the frame and pounds his foot into the back of the suspect’s head with a force reminiscent of the skinhead sidewalk scene in American History X, or the recurring dream I have about catching a certain orange-colored commander in chief (whom I will not name) in a dark alley."
http://bit.ly/2oVkS0r

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