For three nights violence has flared up between youths and police in the northern suburbs of Paris. The violence has been caused by the growing tensions in the strict lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. An “explosive cocktail” of poverty, harsh police tactics, unemployment, the health crisis has worsening has led to the violence.
The neighbourhood has seen much violence in recent years. The area has a high African and North African population. Young black men are more likely to be stopped and searched by police, resulting a culture of animosity and distrust.
“When there are people out in the streets, police abuses are less likely to go unnoticed,” a local social worker explains. “But with residents locked up at home, the police have become more violent and arbitrary.”
He adds: “Of course, most officers do their work conscientiously. But it only takes a few bad apples eager to settle scores for things to get out of hand very fast.”
The poorer suburbs of Paris have been hit particularly hard by Covid-19. As health care provision is poorer in these areas. Residents are angry as it is workers from these working class areas who have kept the city functioning. Many wealthy Parisians have fled the city, or are working from home.
“Nurses, cashiers, caregivers, street cleaners, security agents, delivery men… Basically all the people who prop up the country today, all those who hold the front line and put themselves in danger, they come from the working-class districts, from [Seine-Saint-Denis]!” said Stéphane Peu, a local communist lawmaker, in an interview with Le Monde.
President Xi has issued a stern warning to protesters in Hong Kong, saying the protests will end in “crushed bodies and shattered bones”.
Violent protests, which began in June, are continuing. The protests are over Chinese government interference in Hong Kong. Many fear that the Chinese government may send in the military to quash the protests. Police have been secretly infiltrating the protesters in a bid to stop the movement; and there are reports that mainland Chinese forces are aiding Hong Kong police already.
The recent brutal rape and murder of a 6 year old girl in the UK by a teenage boy, has been linked to Cannabis use. Campaigners have said this is the latest in over 200 suicides and violent crimes committed by teenagers, where they believe cannabis use to have been a factor.
There is growing evidence linking cannabis use in teens to negative psychological behaviours.
The Egyptian capital Cairo erupted in violence today, as both pro-and anti-Morsi protesters held huge rallies in the city.
The ousting of the elected President Mohammed Morsi has left the county divided and today’s violence has raised the speculation the country is heading towards civil war.
The military is being accused of killing over 100 pro-Morsi protesters. The clashes have also left around 1,500 people injured.
There has also been violence in Egypt’s second city Alexandria, leaving around 10 dead.
Morsi is currently under arrest, accused of plotting jail breaks during the overthrowing of President Mubarak, as well as conspiring with Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has strong links to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is believed Morsi is soon to be moved to the same prison Mubarak is currently being held.
As the gun debate continues in America, the main question must be: Will reforming the gun laws in America save lives?
In his debate with Alex Jones, CNN broadcaster, Piers Morgan pointed out Britain only had 35 homicides as a result of shooting. However, this only tells part of the story.
The United Kingdom has never had a gun culture like that in the States. Guns tend to be in the hands of farmers, wealthy landowners, and a few enthusiasts. However knife violence is a major problem in many UK cities, in particular Glasgow. Glasgow has the second highest murder rate in Western Europe, and has been called the Murder Capital of Europe.
Many have tried for decades to deal with the gang culture within Glasgow and failed. Millions of pounds have been spent, and initiatives tried with no success. The streets of Glasgow still have young men fighting each other with knives, baseball bats, metal bars, anything they can find to cause serious injuries.
Will Vice President Biden and President Obama’s plans to reform US gun laws work? Time will tell, but history says probably not.
In an interview to promote his latest movie Djano Unchained, with the UK program Channel 4 News, director Quentin Tarantino, launched a furious rant on journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Guru-Murthy was asking Tarantino about links between violence in movies and violence in real life. Tarantino refused to answer his questions, becoming increasingly angered by the line of questioning.
Tarantino replied with “It’s none of your damn business what I think about that.”
“I’m saying no, and I’m shutting you down… I don’t have any responsibility to you to explain anything I don’t want to…”
“I’ve explained this many times in 20 years but I just refuse to repeat myself over and over again because you want me to – for you and your show and your ratings.”
The main part in the movie is played by Jamie Foxx, who has been criticised for taking violent roles like, Django, whilst being part of the Hollywood campaign, Demand a Plan, to end gun violence.
In the wake on massacres like Sandy Hook and the Aurora Batman shooting, there is a debate about the effect violent movies have upon vulnerable minds.
There were strikes and anti-austerity rallies across Europe on Wednesday. General Strikes were called in Spain and Italy. Rallies were also held in France and Greece. The protests in Spain ended as police fired rubber bullets, in violent clashes between protesters and police. In Italy at least 17 police officers were injured as protests in Rome, Milan and Turin turned violent.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been trying to fight back against violence in the city by attempting to bring in a “stop and frisk” policy.
He has been under pressure to stop this campaign from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (specifically Malia Cohen) and civil liberties groups like the Black Young Democrats of San Francisco.
The criticism is that this policy will focus on racial profiling.
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New video surfaced featuring al Qaeda commander Abu Yahya al-Libi — American officials declared dead last week — The video made before or after his reported death?
New footage, posted in jihadi forums referring to al-Libi in honorific titles, al-Libi discusses ongoing violence in Syria, makes no specific reference to any specific significant events. Does not mention the Houla massacre of May 25, in which the United Nations says more than 100 people, nearly half of them children, were executed, allegedly by government militiamen. Syrian opposition groups and the government have been engaged in a bloody struggle for more than a year, since well before al-Libi’s reported death.
Marilyn Manson grew up in a Christian family. He attended a Christian school. As a boy he went after the music his church, his parents, and his school told not to buy, music like Black Sabbath.
Now he professes to be a member of the church of satan, and his shows are fully of hate towards the church and God.
He calls it art. But the music he releases has been linked to horrific murders and acts of violence.
As the church protests at Manson, it serves only to promote him and his music. If the church gained an anointing to deal with the heavy demonic spirits controlling Manson they would be really helping their children.
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