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New Poll Shows Big Racial Gulf in Opinions on Police Conduct
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Americans of different races have significantly different opinions on police performance - especially as to whether they believe their local forces typically avoid using excessive force and treat blacks and whites equally - according to a new Pew Research
Help Canine Companions Prevent Service Dog Fraud ACTION US
Society & Culture  (tags: service dogs, illegitimate service dogs, ethics, family, society, rights, americans )

Nancy
- 5 days ago - cci.org
Service dog fraud is a problem on the rise. We're fighting a new wave of discrimination today because too many misbehaving pets are posing as service dogs and causing business owners to restrict access for people with disabilities.
'We Want to Exchange Our Personal Experiences of War, Sir'
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, society, violence, children, education, sadness, safety, world, death, news, humans, sadness, trauma )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - mondoweiss.net
As all academics in Gaza, I had given much thought to my students who were suffering all sorts of agonies and worries caused by Israel's aggression. After 40 days of atrocities caused by heavy bombardment and random artillery shelling, which destroyed...
'The Brightest Star in the Comedy Galaxy': Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at the Emmys (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, society, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
Comedian Billy Crystal honored his colleague and longtime friend Robin Williams on Monday night to cap off the award show's traditional segment honoring performers who have died over the past year.
Ferguson Cop Who Arrested Journalist Being Sued for Tying Up and Choking 12-Year-Old Boy (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: dishonesty, Ferguson Missouri, Justin Cosma, bad cops, lawsuit, crime, culture, ethics, society, freedoms, rights, safety, violence, police, law )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
A police officer who arrested a journalist earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri is also facing a federal civil rights lawsuit for allegedly attacking a 12-year-old boy while working for another department two years ago, the Huffington Post reported.
A Quarter of Gaza Dead Are Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: world, children, war crimes, death, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, violence, sadness, freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, humans, safety, society, news )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - theguardian.com
According to Gaza's Health Ministry, more than a quarter of those killed in Gaza so far during the war have been children.New numbers say 2,133 Palestinians have died since fighting broke out in Gaza, including 577 children.Around 11,100 have been wounded
BREAKING: Suspect Identified In James Foley Beheading Is Failed Rapper (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, James Foley, Jihadi John, terrorists, society, culture, death, crime, violence, news )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - smh.com.au
British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley.The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, known to fellow Islamic...
New Ice Bucket Challenge? Gazans Launch 'Rubble Bucket Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Rubble Bucket Challenge, Gaza, interesting, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - nbcnews.com
An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media. "I have to do something and to send a message all over the world about Gaza
The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, law, gayrights, safety, rights, police )

Cal
- 7 days ago - ipsnews.net
In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully.
Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?
Society & Culture  (tags: Steven Sotloff, Syria, world, war, violence, journalists, interesting, news, society )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Just before American journalist Steven Sotloff was abducted in Syria, his fixer's identity may have been compromised. He asked about a Syrian man he planned to meet the next day. A fine fixer, I had heard from correspondents who knew him, but there had...
Palestinian-American Teen Denied Access to Israel's Airport
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, ethics, dishonesty, rights, safety, politics, government, abuse, corruption, world, society, interesting, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. Two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained.
ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, ISIS, recruiting video, ethics, corruption, violence, news, murder, media, death, crime )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Sick as this may sound, the super-slick HD depiction of a pseudo-ninja murdering American journalist James Foley is, not least, a recruiting video. In the warped world of new-generation jihadists--especially those coming out of Western cities--hacking off
The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, religion, Jerusalem, Arabs, Jews, racism, culture, ethics, sadness, politics, sadness, news, humans )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - thedailybeast.com
There's nothing holy about Jerusalem. Civility has been crushed; its fragile peace has been blown apart by the mindless toxicity of a summer of violence. Indecency reigns, with residents of both sides tripping over one another to broadcast their racism.
Seattle Protesters Aim to Block Israeli Cargo Ship Over Gaza Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, BDS, Israel, Palestine, activists, society, world, freedoms, interesting, news, rights )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Palestinian rights activists in Seattle plan to picket the Port of Tacoma Monday in an attempt to block a commercial Israeli cargo ship from unloading its merchandise. Organizers said the action is part of a wider Boycott, Divest & Sanction(BDS)movement.

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