“The ink from the pen of Gov. Cuomo used to sign this legislation was barely dry before this officer allegedly employed the very tactic the new law was designed to prohibit,” said a statement by Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. “Police officers are entrusted to serve and protect – and the conduct alleged here cannot be tolerated.” … [Read more...] about NYPD Officer Arrested, Charged For Alleged Chokehold Arrest On Rockaway Boardwalk
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Trump urged governors last week to deploy additional National Guard troops to “dominate” the streets. His vow to mobilize military assets to contain the violence earned critiques from many, including former Defense Secretary James Mattis, but the Daily Caller reporters noticed a distinct change in protesters behavior following Trump’s Monday comments. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s National Guard ‘Surge’ Allowed George Floyd Protesters To ‘Demonstrate Safely,’ White House Says
The most noteworthy thing about the recent protests is how much they have actually accomplished. The protesters — the reasonable ones, at least — have won. Many don’t seem to realize it, but we are discussing race and racism like never before. Even for those of us who do not think America is institutionally racist, the current debate has caused a new level of analysis and reflection. I’ve had more people tell me they have changed their views on issues like Confederate names than ever before. The reality is that a country founded on the principle that “all men are created equal” should be held to a higher standard. It’s a standard we have not always met. (RELATED: These Politicians Used To Be Proud Of America, What Changed?) … [Read more...] about PATEL: Is America Good?
Dwyer said Demis created a list of 54 films -- including "BlacKkKlansman," "13th" and "When They See Us" -- "to try and understand what it's like to be Black in America." The two have conversations about them, and discuss what he noticed, observed and learned from them. He even wrote a post titled "A Love Letter to Black America" to reflect on his takeaways. … [Read more...] about Love in the time of coronavirus: Couples share how they found matches in the middle of a pandemic
Whatever Erdogan’s influence on Turkey’s masculine culture may be, the country’s gender fault lines long predate his time in power. Domestic violence, for example, has provided thematic fodder for generations of writers and filmmakers. Turkish author Elif Shafak begins her novel Honor, a story about women murdered for shaming their families, with a childhood memory about a neighbor who beat his wife. “In the evenings we listened to the shouts, the cries, the swearing. In the morning we went on with our lives as usual. The entire neighborhood pretended not to have heard, not to have seen.” … [Read more...] about Turkey’s Rampant Domestic Violence Problem