Some of communist China’s most prominent rappers, many who faced threats of censorship from the regime for their individualistic music, shared a pro-Hong Kong police meme this week created by Beijing. The meme – created by the People’s Daily, the official publication of the Chinese Communist Party – features the slogan, “I support Hong Kong police, you can hit me,” in Chinese and, “What a shame for Hong Kong,” in English text over a red background. It shifts the blame for widespread police violence against peaceful pro-democracy protesters in the city from the perpetrators to the victims.Millions of people in Hong Kong have taken to the streets since early June following the proposition of a law that would allow the Communist Party to extradite anyone present in Hong Kong if accused of Chinese crimes. Protesters argue that the law would allow Hong Kong police to enforce China’s repressive laws on political speech and … [Read more...] about China’s Rappers Endorse Police Brutality in Hong Kong
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Police in the German city of Jena have arrested a 23-year-old asylum seeker from Afghanistan following the discovery of the body of an 87-year-old German woman believed to have been murdered. The body of the German pensioner was discovered on Saturday morning in a cellar in Jena-Winzerla with police believing the woman had been murdered. An arrest warrant was drawn up on Sunday evening with police managing to arrest the 23-year-old Afghan migrant, a neighbour of the woman according to Thüringer Allgemeine.Police spokesman Patrick Martin commented on the case to German tabloid Bild, saying: “The way in which the woman died is currently being determined in one section. Also, it must be clarified whether and what involvement the suspect had in the homicidal offence.” The 87-year-old had been missing for two days prior to the discovery of her body as her relatives had previously turned to the police for help in finding her. The … [Read more...] about Afghan Migrant Arrested After 87-year-old Woman Brutally Killed
By Ryan Hagen | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: December 27, 2018 at 7:58 am | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 6:39 am Tyisha Miller, a 19-year-old Rubidoux resident, was shot and killed by Riverside police as she sat unresponsive in her car with a handgun in her lap on Dec. 28, 1998. (Courtesy photo) A Riverside police investigator peers into the car in which Tyisha Miller was sitting when she was fatally shot Dec. 28, 1998, in Riverside. (File photo by William Wilson Lewis III, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA Riverside police investigator looks under the car in which 19-year-old Tyisha Miller was fatally shot by police on Dec. 28, 1998, in Riverside. Police say they were responding to a report of an unconscious woman in a car, who awoke and shot at the officers, but Miller’s relatives claim the victim never fired her gun. (AP Photo/William Wilson Lewis III) Pallbearers carry the casket of Tyisha Miller at her burial in … [Read more...] about 20 years after Tyisha Miller was killed by Riverside police, what is her legacy?
By Nate Gartrell | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm | UPDATED: December 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm RICHMOND — The City Council passed a measure condemning “racial injustice and police brutality” in the name of a slain Richmond woman Tuesday, but not until after a heated confrontation between the mayor and the woman’s fiance. The measure, introduced by outgoing councilwoman Jovanka Beckles, included 16 points that were based on writings by Kishana Harley, who was brutally stabbed to death in her apartment last July. It included calls for more police training and ending racial disparities in the justice system, but also points that critics called blatant violations of police officers’ rights. Before the measure passed by a vote of 5-2, Mayor Tom Butt read aloud a section of the measure that said officers involved in shootings shouldn’t get paid administration leave, and called it “the … [Read more...] about Sparks fly as Richmond council passes ‘racial injustice’ measure in homicide victim’s name
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge on Wednesday sentenced two police officers to death for killing a colleague and two civilians in 2014.The decision is a fresh sign that authorities are getting tough on police brutality after years in which civilians and human rights groups accused the police of excessive force but officers were rarely charged and almost never convicted.gi The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta has said it will fight impunity at a time when it has also arrested some senior public officials on charges of corruption.The Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) said in a statement its investigation found that officers Benjamin Changawa and Stanley Okoti killed their colleague, Joseph Obongo, and two of his relatives, saying they were robbery suspects. Obongo was a bodyguard to a lawmaker.It said the Director of Public Prosecutions took up the case once the watchdog recommended they be charged with murder. They were convicted this month, the third such verdict … [Read more...] about Kenyan judge sentences two police officers to death for murder