Jeremy Scahill: Trump Has Incited White Supremacists & Emboldened Police to Act Outside the Law

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. President Trump campaigned in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada over the weekend as he scrambles to pick up more support in critical swing states in these last two closing weeks of the 2020 race. Speaking in Muskegon, Michigan, Saturday, President Trump demanded Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer reopen the state. The crowd soon started chanting “Lock her up.” Trump responded by saying, “Lock them all up.” PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You got to get your governor to open up your state, OK? And get your schools…

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Children used as spies by UK police continue to be put in harm’s way

Charity Just for Kids Law has warned that children who are used as spies by police in criminal investigations are still at risk. This is despite revised Home Office guidance stating that children should only be used in “exceptional circumstances”. Child spies In a House of Lords debate held on October 2018, baroness Susan Williams shared evidence demonstrating that in some cases, child spies are trying to escape violent gangs or child sexual abuse. In the same debate, baroness Sally Hamwee revealed the case of a 17-year-old girl who was recruited to spy on a man who was sexually exploiting her. Her exploitation was allowed to continue, and…

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Police admit that they used at least six undercover officers to spy on one woman

Imagine being spied upon, not just by one undercover police officer, but by at least six. This is what happened to environmental activist Kate Wilson. And now the police have finally admitted that this surveillance of Wilson breached her human rights. In 2003, Wilson met undercover police officer Mark Kennedy, and they lived together as lovers for two years. He deceived her and numerous others he became friends with, hiding his real identity as a police spy. Kennedy infiltrated a number of protest groups and gatherings in the UK and across Europe, including Climate Camp, Earth First, and animal rights gatherings. It’s hard to imagine the devastating effects…

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Hate crime reports to police hit record high

The number of hate crimes recorded by police in England and Wales has hit its highest level on record, with racially-motivated offences rising by more than 4,000 in a year. Hate Official figures show 105,090 hate crimes were recorded in 2019/20, up 8% compared with 97,446 offences in 2018/19. This is the highest number since records began in 2011/12 when the number of reports was 32,969. According to Home Office data, race hate crimes accounted for around three-quarters (72%) of offences (76,070) and this had risen by 6% since 2018/19 when 72,041 were recorded. At the same time, a separate report published by the government department, looking at…

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Nigerian government officially disbands notorious police unit, but the fight against police brutality is far from over

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a unit of the Nigerian Police Force. Over the years, evidence has mounted of SARS units unlawfully arresting and detaining young people across the country. That evidence includes accounts of kidnapping, extrajudicial executions, stealing property and extorting money. Since 2016, Amnesty International has documented at least 82 cases of torture, ill-treatment and extrajudicial executions by SARS. In a report published in June 2020, Amnesty found that: [T]orture is a routine and systemic part of police investigation in SARS; that many SARS stations use designated ‘torture chambers’ – special interrogation rooms commonly used for torturing suspects. In spite of all the evidence, the…

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GRIMES’ CRIMES: Right Wing Commentator Under Police Investigation After Starkey Interview

DARREN Grimes is to be investigated by police for allegedly stirring up racial hatred.Grimes caused controversy after an interview with David Starkey – whereby the historian stated that slavery wasn’t genocide as there was ‘so many damn blacks in Africa’.He has been accused by Met Police of ‘stirring up racial hatred,’ and the interview has been classed as a “public order incident”, he has been asked to attend a police interview under caution for the podcast.Grimes has hit back, stating that “At a time when many in our country are facing uncertainty and financial hardship, I cannot imagine a more contemptible way for the Metropolitan Police to abuse taxpayers’…

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‘I can’t breathe’ UK police restraint contributed to Kevin Clarke’s death, inquest finds

An inquest released on 9 October concluded that excessive use of force by Metropolitan Police Officers and “serious failures” by public service providers contributed to Kevin Clarke’s death in police custody. ‘I can’t breathe’ Clarke, a 35-year-old Black man, died following restraint by Metropolitan Police officers in Lewisham on 9 March 2018. On body camera footage, Clarke can be heard telling officers: “I can’t breathe” and “I’m going to die”. According to INQUEST, the medical cause of Clarke’s death was “Acute Behavioural Disturbance (in a relapse of schizophrenia) leading to exhaustion and cardiac arrest contributed to by restraint struggle and being walked.” Clarke was experiencing a mental health crisis,…

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Police investigate Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes over controversial David Starkey interview

A police investigation has been launched into Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes over a controversial interview he published in which historian David Starkey said slavery was not genocide because there are “so many damn blacks” still around.In a statement, Metropolitan Police confirmed that “on 4 July, the Metropolitan Police Service was passed an allegation from Durham Police of a public order offence relating to a social media video posted online on 30 June.“The matter is currently being investigated.” No arrests have been made, the force added. Dr David Starkey faced significant backlash over his comments in the interview (Gareth Fuller/PA)In the interview, which was published on YouTube channel Reasoned…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Police Arrest Man and Wife Subjected To Abuse by Migrant Gang Following Court Hearing

POLICE arrested a British man John O’Malley and his wife Carol following a court heating on suspected Migrant-gang violence on a notorious street in England, Politicalite can reveal. John was in Bolton Magistrates Court on Thursday, October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh. He was arrested by Police on Saturday afternoon along with his wife. PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Carol O’Malley is arrested by Greater Manchester PoliceJohn says he was held for six hours with no charge. His wife, Carol was charged with malicious communications and harassment. An emotional O’Malley told Politicalite last night: “They arrested me and my wife”…

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WATCH LIVE: Far-Right Clash With Counter-Protesters and Police in Berlin on German Unity Day

GERMANY was divided on its national Unity Day as Far-Right Nazi’s protested in Berlin.The far-right demonstration organized by the Nazi supporting “Third-Way” movement marched through Berlin’s Hohenschonhausen district.The far-right party in Germany called Der Dritte Weg – ‘The Third Way’ – openly aligns itself with the Nazis and pushes a ‘Germans only’ platform.Several counter-protests are planned.More follows. Leave your vote 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% Source link

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