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Sean Monterrosa: Vallejo police under investigation after killing of unarmed man
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California justice department launches ‘review and reform agreement’ days after officer shot 22-year-oldThe California department of justice has launched an investigation and reform initiative for the Vallejo police department, which is facing national scrutiny after an officer killed an unarmed 22-year-old amid protests this week. The state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, announced a “review and reform agreement” with the troubled police agency on Friday, three days after an officer fatally shot Sean Monterrosa, who police say was on his knees with his hands up when he was killed.  Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Drama schools accused of hypocrisy over anti-racism statements
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UK’s leading institutions apologise after current and former students highlight racist incidentsThe UK’s most prestigious drama schools have apologised for not doing enough to combat racism on their campuses after being accused of hypocrisy over social media posts in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada), the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (Alra), the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Lipa) and the Oxford School of Drama all apologised for incidents at their institutions after students spoke out on social media to detail their experiences. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Venezuela's supreme court rules against opposition in vote setback
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Top court complains opposition-held congress did not name electoral body authorities in time Venezuela’s government-friendly supreme court has said the opposition-held congress did not name rectors to the South American country’s electoral authority in time, a move denounced by the opposition as an attempt to derail election plans. The court declared the national assembly’s decisions null and void shortly after the opposition won control of the body in late 2015. With new legislative elections due by the end of 2020, the decision marked a setback to efforts between the two sides to agree on conditions for the vote.  Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Black Lives Matter protests: Sydney organisers appeal 'flawed' supreme court decision
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NSW police minister David Elliott says officers are ‘prepared for anyone who just wants to flout the law’Organisers of Sydney’s Black Lives Matter protest have lodged a last-ditch appeal after the New South Wales supreme court ruled their Saturday demonstration would be unlawful under Covid-19 restrictions, as thousands of protesters filled large parts of Victoria Square in Adelaide after police gave special permission for the event to proceed despite COVID-19 restrictions.Protesters had vowed to push ahead with the Sydney rally on Saturday, in defiance of the court ruling, but the Greens MP David Shoebridge confirmed only a few hours before the rally was due to be begin that organisers would file an urgent appeal. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
US drops charges against banker investigated by Daphne Caruana Galizia
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Family of murdered journalist call on Malta to prosecute Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejadin, whose Pilatus Bank was shut down for money launderingThe US department of justice has made an unusual decision to drop charges against a prominent Iranian banker who was convicted of bank fraud in March after prosecutors in New York said they did not have the resources to continue to prosecute the case on appeal.The decision by the DOJ represents an extraordinary turn of events in an investigation that began in 2013 and was closely followed in Malta, where the defendant in the case controlled Pilatus Bank, which had ties to the country’s former prime minister, Joseph Muscat, and other top officials. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Joe Biden officially clinches Democratic presidential nomination
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Former vice-president crosses delegate threshold in latest round of primaries as he campaigns largely from homeJoe Biden has officially captured the Democratic presidential nomination, crossing the delegate threshold to represent the party in a general election contest against Donald Trump.The Associated Press called the nomination for the former vice-president on Friday night. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Woman arrested as man dies after fall from tower block
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Police went to Normandie Tower following reports of fall and man in his 20s died at scene of injuriesA woman in her 30s has been arrested in connection with the death of a man who reportedly fell from a tower block in Norwich.Officers from Norfolk constabulary were called to Normandie Tower off Rouen Road just before 6.30pm on Friday following reports of the fall. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Coronavirus live news: China warns of Covid-linked 'racial violence' overseas
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Beijing warns citizens against travel to Australia; UK is second country to pass 40,000 Covid-19 deaths; Sweden has 1,000 new cases for third day runningSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27am BST Via Reuters: Mexico’s health ministry reported on Friday an additional 4,346 cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as well as 625 new deaths, bringing the country’s confirmed total to 110,026 cases and 13,170 deaths. 1.23am BST Victoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases for the first time since the pandemic began.“We’ve been able to achieve this through Victorians doing an incredible job of keeping themselves & each other safe,” the Victorian health minister, Jenny Mikakos, tweeted.There’s been no new #COVID19 cases confirmed since yesterday. We’ve been able to achieve this through Victorians doing an incredible job keeping themselves & each other safe. The public health advice is that the risk is not over yet so it’s up to all of us to keep it up #springst Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Centrelink was warned robodebts could be inaccurate more than four years ago
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Internal documents reveal some officials worried about the decision to remove manual oversight to issue welfare debts as early as March 2016The government agency responsible for the robodebt debacle was warned more than four years ago of a “major” risk that automated Centrelink debts could be inaccurate, documents show.Facing a class action and having settled a seperate legal challenge in November, the government last week conceded that debts issued for alleged welfare overpayments using averaged annual ATO pay data were unlawful and promised to refund more than 460,000 debts. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Justin Trudeau takes a knee but is silent on reforms to policing
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Canadian PM attends Ottawa rally but would not be drawn on new policies to tackle racism George Floyd killing: follow live updatesJustin Trudeau took a knee in solidarity with anti-racism demonstrators on Friday, but remained silent at the event as his government faces questions over how it plans to address police violence. Wearing a black mask and surrounded by bodyguards, the Canadian prime minister made a surprise appearance at the No justice = No peace rally in Ottawa. Continue reading... (The Guardian)