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Cops Trained to Justify Use of Deadly Force âEUR" Former US Marshal
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Protest, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
When it comes to officer-involved shootings, the problem lies with law enforcementâEUR(TM)s training that instructs cops to say they felt the suspects were a threat, either to the officers or to the public, a retired US Marshal told RT.
âEUR<Working Class and Youth See UK Democracy âEUR~Rigged in Favor of the PowerfulâEUR(TM)
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Election, Meeting, Politics, Protest, UK )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Young and working class Britons feel disenfranchised and less inclined to vote than the affluent and should therefore be legally forced to do so as part of a democratic reboot, a think tank claims.
McDonaldâEUR(TM)s Raises Pay, Improves Benefits for 90,000 Employees
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Food, Health, Human rights, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 24 days ago - rt.com
Fast food giant McDonaldâEUR(TM)s announced it would raise wages and offer benefits to employees at 1,500 company-owned US restaurants. The decision wonâEUR(TM)t effect the wallets of 90 percent of employees who work at more than 3,000 franchise-owned restaurants.
Animal Rights Activist Attacked Outside Palm Springs Restaurant
Offbeat  (tags: Thousand Palms, Calif, animal rights, protest, Foie Gras, ban lifted )

Stephen
- 40 days ago - kesq.com
Foie Gras is back on menus across California after a statewide ban was lifted in January. However, the French delicacy is still causing controversy. Over the weekend, a protest outside a Palm Springs restaurant turned violent.
&#8203;£50m Cut From Child Mental Health Services Since 2010, Govt Admits
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Law, Mass media, Medicine, Politics, Protest, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 106 days ago - rt.com
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children's mental health budget - more than 6 percent in real terms - since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.
From Daredevils to Good Samaritans: 9 People Who Made 2014 Count
Offbeat  (tags: Bahrain, Clashes, Fracking, Human rights, Israel, Protest, Rally, Russia, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 114 days ago - rt.com
By accident of birth or design, some people were born to break the mold and march to the beat of their own drum. Below are the stories of nine people who made waves, both big and small, in their own special way in 2014.
Hundreds of Cops Turn Their Backs on Mayor at NYPD Officer Funeral
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Police, Protest, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 118 days ago - rt.com
As Mayor Bill de Blasio was giving a speech at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, a NYPD officer killed in an 'execution'-style attack, attending police turned their backs to the screen in protest. Blasio is accused of siding with Eric Garner campaigners.
UK Police Misuse Pre-Charge Bail to Ban Activists From Protesting - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Protest, Rally, UK )

Ray
- 121 days ago - rt.com
UK police forces are misusing pre-charge bail by banning hundreds of protestors from attending lawful demonstrations, The Guardian newspaper has revealed. Of all bailed protesters, eighty-five percent are never charged with any crime.
Anti-Police Brutality Rally Paralyzes Mall of America (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Police, Protest, Rally, USA )

Ray
- 125 days ago - rt.com
Riot-equipped police have made at least two dozen arrests after a massive rally in one of America's largest shopping malls, where activists were protesting against racially charged police violence and interrupting the last pre-Christmas shopping weekend.
Muslim Charities Lose Govt Grants, Accused of âEUR~ExtremistâEUR(TM) Links
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Internet, Police, Politics, Protest, Social networks, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 126 days ago - rt.com
Two Muslim charities have lost their government grants following allegations of links to Islamic extremist activities.
Obama: Keystone XL Pipeline Does Not Benefit Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Ecology, Global economy, Global warming, Law, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 127 days ago - rt.com
Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.
Do They Know It's Christmas? Thousands of UK Families Face Winter of Poverty
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Corruption, Court, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Retail, Trade, UK )

Ray
- 132 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of British families will be dependent on handouts and charity this Christmas as rates of poverty in the UK continue to soar.
Darren Wilson Resigns in Wake of Shooting Michael Brown - Attorney
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Protest, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 146 days ago - rt.com
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown, has resigned from the police force, his attorney said. The news comes amid unceasing protests across the US against a grand jury decision clearing Wilson of murder charges.
Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 161 days ago - rt.com
The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to "terrorists."
 

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