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Vigils, protests, Scorpion police unit disbanded

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Demonstrators outside A Memphis Police Department precinct sued charges against an officer who's seen firing what appears to be a Taser in the video that shows five other officers fatally beating a Black man.Protests and vigils were scheduled across the nation Sunday, two days after the release of footage showing members of the Memphis police mercilessly kicking and punching Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old father, skateboarder and FedEx worker. The officer with the Taser appears to be white—the five charged with murder in Nichols' death are Black—and is heard saying, "I hope they stomp his ass." The small group protesting outside the police precinct called for his identity to be revealed."They are charging the black officers," activist Casio Montez said. "We want that wh...
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Police search for man who threw Molotov cocktail at New Jersey temple

Police are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey temple early Sunday morning.The man threw the flammable device at the front door of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, a township about 7 miles north of Newark, around 3:19 am, Bloomfield police said. dSecurity video recorded him lighting the device, throwing it at the door and fleeing down the driveway, authorities said, adding that the glass bottle broke but did not damage the building.Police responded to the temple at 9:30 am Sunday after a report of property damage. Police are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue.Bloomfield Division of Public SafetyBloomfield detectives are investigating alongside local prosecutors, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...
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Memphis dismantles the police unit to which the agents of the deadly beating belonged

The Memphis Police Department has decided this weekend to dismantle the special unit to which the five agents involved in the fatal beating suffered by a man at the beginning of the month during a traffic control belonged. The victim, Tyre Nichols29, died three days after the agents stopped him near his home on January 7: the reason was for reckless driving and he was beaten for resisting his arrest. Both the five police officers and Nichols are black. The agents were expelled from the force on the 20th and this week they were charged with second degree murder, aggravated assaults and kidnapping. The tragedy has revived the national debate in the US on police abuse of the black minority, especially after the publication on Friday night of four videos that recorded the incident: three...
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Donald Trump returns to the race for the White House more “angry” and “committed” than ever

PAUL SCARPELLINI los angeles Updated Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 20:01The former president kicked off his campaign Saturday with two rallies in New Hampshire and South Carolina, criticized for his lack of energy and enthusiasm.Donald Trump, during a campaign event in Colombia (South Carolina), this Saturday.PApolitics Trump announces his candidacy for the White House in 2024: "The return of America begins now" USA Joe Biden reaches the middle of his term without clarifying whether he will present himself in 2024 Not even the string of pending cases with the courts seem to have slowed down the impetus to recover what he claims was stolen from him at the polls in November 2020. Donald Trump returned to the path of political rallies on Saturday hoping to win presidential re-election a...
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Oblak and Saúl revive Atlético in El Sadar

day 19The Slovenian goalkeeper was decisive ten minutes before the player from Alicante broke Osasuna's resistance in a highly contested match After their painful elimination in the Cup and criticism of the refereeing at the Bernabéu, Jan Oblak and Saúl Ñíguez were in charge of reviving Atlético de Madrid at El Sadar. In a hard-fought match against a tireless Osasuna in which the rojiblanco team could also lose, even if they didn't deserve it, Atlético took, thanks to their goalkeeper, the scorer of the only goal and his assistant, Rodrigo de Paul, who signed a great performance, a very suffered victory in rojillo terrain. Atlético, saved by Oblak ten minutes before making it 0-1, had a hard time breaking Osasuna's resistance, which they did not achieve until the final stretch, when a ...
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Demonstrations, calls for police reforms flood Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators, fueled by newly released body camera footage showing the brutal beating of Tire Nichols by police officers, demanded justice, accountability and police reform Saturday afternoon.Many in the crowd voiced their frustrations regarding a long history of police violence against citizens, corruption and the need to disband several tactical units under the police department.“Just growing up here, this is not really new to us. It's new to us being on this magnitude but this is an issue we're tired of seeing,” said protester George Brooks, 44, outside one of the city's police stations where more than 200 people had amassed. “We're used to having issues with police in this city.”Body camera footage of Nichols being savagely beaten by Memp...
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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 340 of the invasion | World news

The European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said ahead of an EU-Ukraine summit next week that Ukraine had unconditional support from the bloc and needed to prevail against Russian attacks to defend European values. “We stand by Ukraine's side without any ifs and buts. Ukraine is fighting for our shared values, it is fighting for the respect of international law and for the principles of democracy and that is why Ukraine has to win this war.” A Russian strike killed three people in a residential district of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kostiantynivka on Saturday, the regional governor said. Fourteen other people were wounded in the attack, which also damaged four apartment buildings and a hotel. According to Ukraine's defense ministry, Russia carried out attacks on K...
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This is how the most intolerant Islamist countries trample on women’s rights

The most ironic thing about the evolution of discrimination against women in the real world of Islam is that, when it emerged, it proposed an almost revolutionary series of changes in the atavistic traditions of the polytheistic Arab tribes. Among the novelties of the new religion, the prohibition of killing girls when the parents were expecting a male baby ("When girls who were buried alive are asked for what sin they were killed... each soul will know the result of their works", Koran 81, 8-9). The abrupt end of the period of free interpretation of the Qur'anbetween the 10th and 11th centuries, marked the beginning of a sharia visionthe Islamic law, which only seems to aspire to a reproduction as exact as possible of the atmosphere that surrounded the life of the prophet muhammad and...
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Shipwreck in Cuba with five dead and 12 missing: “Everyone was looking for a better life”

DANIEL LOZANO Updated Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 21:14Two sisters of a political prisoner were traveling on the boatThe three daughters of the Cuban Marta Vázquez Molina.MSMigration Flight and death of seven Cuban rafters at the hands of the coast guard: "They rammed us and broke the boat" The latest tragedy for those fleeing Cuba has brought mourning to the home of the Mesa Vázquez family. Of her three daughters, Yarelis (25 years old) remains in prison sentenced to seven years in prison for 9-11, the day the Cubans rebelled against the oldest dictatorship in America. Two of her sisters, Yamily (35) and Yailyn (27), were part of the raft that left the Cuban coast bound for the US: one of them is on the list of missing (16 in search and five dead) and the other another was rescu...
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Pelosi’s husband’s attacker regrets not being more violent

A screenshot from Police body camera video shows David DePape raising a hammer to hit Paul Pelosi. / REUTERSDePape boasts of his attack after video is released showing how he hit him with a hammer after breaking into his homeThere is no trace of regret in David DePape, the man who broke into the house of the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on the night of October 28 last year and attacked her husband with a hammer, Paul, who had to undergo surgery for a severe skull fracture. After a video of the attack was broadcast last Friday, the defendant not only assumed responsibility for the crime in a call to a subsidiary of the Fox network, but also apologized for not having been even more violent. "I attacked Pelosi because freedom is not that sh...