source: The Guardian
published: 2 June 2020
The EU’s top diplomat has described the death of George Floyd as an “abuse of power”, adding his voice to growing international unease over the US killing as well as Washington’s subsequent violent crackdown against protesters.
“We here in Europe, like the people of the US, we are shocked and appalled by the death of George Floyd and I think that also societies must remain vigilant against the excess of use of force,” said Josep Borrell, the European body’s foreign policy chief.
“This is an abuse of power and this has to be denounced as we combat [it] in the States and everywhere.
originally by: Birmingham Mail
published: 2 May 2020
This is the shocking moment a man is hauled over the bonnet of a police car and and repeatedly punched by an officer investigating a bicycle theft. The West Midlands cop involved in the incident in Frederick Road Aston on April 20 has now been suspended after the CCTV emerged.
He is the same officer also accused of attacking a schoolboy in a separate complaint just one day later, also caught on film.
The cyclist, who suffered bruising to his torso, says he was wholly innocent. He says he was riding his own bike for permitted pandemic exercise when he was stopped.
provided by: Tippa Naphtali
published: 25 March 2020
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