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Police misconduct ‘growing worse’

Police misconduct ‘growing worse’

Thousands of police officers in the UK have been identified as breaking the law, it has been revealed. Official figures released under a Freedom of Information Act have revealed that 4,115 officers have been found guilty of misconduct – many for committing crimes as serious as sexual assault, drug trafficking, fraud, drink-driving, child pornography and domestic violence. However, given the[Read More…]

Is Bitcoin the solution that it is cracked up to be?

Is Bitcoin the solution that it is cracked up to be?

Over the last few years, much has been said about the emergence of the Bitcoin, which is said to be going up in value. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system, which claims to operate with no central authority or banks. According to the Bitcoin website, it is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls it and everyone can[Read More…]

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Positive journalism centre to launch in Denmark

One of Europe’s first centre’s dedicated to constructive journalism will be set up later this year. Launching in Denmark, the aim of the centre is to create a more positive global news agenda. The centre is the product of a collaboration between three journalism schools, following the success of The Constructive News course, which launched last year. Cathrine Gyldensted, an[Read More…]

Maha Rahim was denied custody of her son based purely on the country she is from

US judge denies custody to Puerto Rican mother after claiming the island is too dangerous

A Puerto Rican mother has spoken of her anguish after losing a custody battle, purely because of where she comes from. Maha Abdel Rahim, a former university professor was arrested in December after refusing to return her toddler to her ex-husband in mainland US under a court-ordered agreement. Puerto Rican police were acting on a court order issued by authorities[Read More…]

The screenshot of the video-taped incident shoes a handcuffed, half-naked Nguyen with one of the straps on her top missing

Woman thrown from cop car alleges sexual assault by police

A woman who was seen tumbling out of an LAPD cop car has claimed that she was sexually assaulted by police officers, while she was handcuffed in the back. 27-year-old pharmacist Kim Nguyen was hospitalized for two weeks, had her jaw wired shut, and lost several teeth after a security camera captured her falling out of a moving police car.[Read More…]