Chicago Police Need “Overhaul” After Foot Chases Led to Alvarez & Toledo Killings Within 48 Hours

More than 100 people marched alongside the family of Anthony Alvarez in Chicago Saturday, calling for the police officer who shot and killed him to be charged. Newly released video reveals police killed 22-year-old Alvarez while he was running away during a foot chase. Police have not said why they initially confronted and then chased Alvarez, who was killed just two days after Chicago police shot dead another young Latinx male, 13-year-old Adam Toledo. This comes four years after the Department of Justice found foot pursuits by Chicago police were leading to too many deaths. Now Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent say a new police foot pursuit policy…

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Anti-Corbyn Labour advisor’s appointment lasts hours after Iraq apologist tweets found

On 14 October, it was reported that Labour leader Keir Starmer had appointed hardcore Blairite Nita Clarke to fix Labour’s internal culture. However, the appointment allegedly lasted just hours after apologist tweets about the Iraq War were discovered from 2020 The appointment of Clarke, “a former aide to Tony Blair” and vocal opponent of Jeremy Corbyn, was announced on 14 October 2020. Journalist Gabriel Pogrund reported that her role was set to be improving internal party culture and that Clarke had vocally opposed Labour during the Corbyn period. Labour has appointed a former aide to Tony Blair, Nita Clarke, to look at the "culture of the party" and…

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Yet another government U-Turn as parliament drinking hours spark public backlash

UK businesses have criticised Boris Johnson’s new strict curfew for England’s pubs and bars during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They’ve raised concerns that it may do more harm than good by forcing crowds into the streets at the same time. But the law caused even more protests when it emerged that MPs, lords and parliamentary staff would be able to continue drinking past the deadline in the Palace of Westminster. This was because its establishments are classed as workplace canteens. As a result, parliament has now said it won’t serve alcohol after the 10pm curfew. Yet another U-turn Johnson announced new regulations last week. They include exemptions that:…

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GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2020

Published 9 January 2020 Last updated 10 September 2020 + show all updates 10 September 2020Added bulletin and data for week 36, 2020. 3 September 2020Added bulletin and data for week 35, 2020. 27 August 2020Added bulletin and data for week 34, 2020. 20 August 2020Added bulletin and data for week 33, 2020. 13 August 2020Added bulletin and data for week 32, 2020. 6 August 2020Added bulletin and data for week 31, 2020. 30 July 2020Added bulletin and data for week 30, 2020. 23 July 2020Added bulletin and data for week 29, 2020. 16 July 2020Added bulletin for week 28, 2020. Data not added due to technical issues. 9…

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