Archive for November, 2015

Lisa Mearkle

Video shows cop repeatedly shooting unarmed man in the head

 A cop who was filmed shooting an unarmed elderly man who was lying face down on the ground has been acquitted of murder. Officer Lisa Mearkle of the Hummelstown Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania was found not guilty of criminal homicide for the shooting death of 59-year-old David Kassick on February 2. She had attempted to pull Kassick over for[Read More...]

The rise of ultra-nationalist president marks worrying trend for Turkey

The rise of ultra-nationalist president marks worrying trend for Turkey

A violent and repressive leader has recently risen to power in Turkey, in one of the most contentious elections seen in the country for some time. President Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP (Justice and Development Party) has been widely criticised for his reign of terror after threatening violence against those who did not vote for him. The press, political rivals and police[Read More...]

Aristocrat unveils the extent of sexual abuse at Eton

Aristocrat unveils the extent of sexual abuse at Eton

An aristocrat has helped to shed light on the extent of rape and sexual abuse in the exclusive public school, Eton. Robert Montagu, the son of the 10th Earl of Sandwich described how he stopped a young boy at the school from committing suicide after he was raped by two prefects. In fact, he was so concerned for the young[Read More...]

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Australia said it will allow Facebook and Instagram photos to be used as part of its national surveillance database. Senior officials from the attorney general’s office have confirmed that the government are also monitoring Facebook photos. Some AUS$18.5 million (£8.62 million) will be spent on the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability database, which would retain still images that authorities could[Read More...]

Max Igan

Activist Max Igan attacked after Pro-Palestine speech

Australian activists and radio show host Max Igan was viciously beaten after calling for the human rights of Palestinians. Mr Igan, who runs the website TheCrowhouse.com, described how the attack “came from nowhere” after he delivered the Pro-Palestine speech at the 2015 Freedom Summit in Australia. He suffered several blows to the back of the head and kicks to the[Read More...]