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Hasidic Jewish men avoid jail after brutal beating of black man

Two Hasidic Jewish men who admitted to brutally beating up and blinding a gay, black man in New York City have been spared jail. Instead they were sentenced to 150 hours community sentence and only had to pay $1,400 to the victim in compensation. Fashion student Taj Patterson has been left permanently blind in his right eye after being set[Read More...]

International chefs group together to banish hunger in Brazil

International chefs group together to banish hunger in Brazil

An initiative has been launched by a group of international chefs in Rio de Janeiro to combat widespread hunger. Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Brazilian chef David Hertz, are spearheading the scheme that will see surplus food donated by the Olympic village given to impoverished residents. The RefettoRio Gastromotiva initiative comes after the 31st Olympics came under criticism for sidelining[Read More...]

This footage shows Charles Kinsey doing exactly what he is told, while trying to care for his patient. He was shot anyway.

Florida police shoot unarmed therapist who was trying to rescue his patient

  A video has emerged of US police officers shooting an unarmed therapist who was trying to care for an autistic patient. Charles Kinsey had tried to explain to officers that he was a behavioural therapist caring for an autistic patient sat next to him. Despite this, he received a gunshot to the leg by police officers. North Miami police[Read More...]

Police officer beats pregnant woman into an early miscarriage

Police officer beats pregnant woman into an early miscarriage

A pregnant woman from the US has filed a lawsuit after a police officer beat her so badly that she suffered a miscarriage. Lawyers for Kenya Harris said that police officer Ryan Jenkins threatened to beat her up when she came to pick her son up – a minor – up when he had been arrested. Ms Harris had gone[Read More...]

Chilcot report uncovers lies used to invade Iraq

Chilcot report uncovers lies used to invade Iraq

Tony Blair lied about the necessity of launching a war in Iraq – it’s official. On July 6th 2016, the Chilcot Report published a damning indictment of the events that led up to the Iraq war. Sir John Chilcot scrutinised almost a decade of government policy decisions that were made between 2001 and 2009. In his report, he found that[Read More...]