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Racism

2019

21

Jun

72 Philadelphia police officers placed on desk duty over offensive social media posts

The Philadelphia Police Department has pulled 72 officers off their regular duties as authorities investigate inflammatory social media posts revealed in a database that found thousands of offensive postings by current and former officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NPR

21

Jun

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians

Politicians across Germany expressed outrage on Thursday after it emerged that two mayors had been sent threatening emails, just weeks after regional politician Walter Lübcke was killed in what authorities are investigating as a “right-wing exttremist” attack. Police confirmed on Wednesday that Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker received a death threat that they believe was sent by someone active in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

14

Jun

Nationalism in the EU has a new name: Identity and Democracy

Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini’s MEPs have teamed up with other nationalist parties across the EU to form the biggest far-right group in the European Parliament. The alliance unveiled its new name on Thursday: “Identity and Democracy” (ID). It brings together Eurosceptic and nationalist parties from around the bloc and aims to bring power […]

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Source: Euro News , Euro News

13

Jun

4 German police officers arrested for allegedly stealing ammunition

Three German police officers and a former police member have been arrested in the northern state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania on suspicion of stealing ammunition, the public prosecutor’s office in Schwerin announced on Wednesday. Four men stand accused of illegally procuring ammunition from the stocks of the Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state criminal investigation office in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , Xinhuanet

12

Jun

France smashes neo-Nazi cell over plot ‘to attack Muslims and Jews’

Five members of the group, who were “close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement” were charged between September and May over the alleged plot, which was still “ill-defined”, a source close to the investigation said. “The investigation suggested they were developing an ill-defined plot to carry out an attack, likely to target a place of […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

10

Jun

Tommy Robinson filmed punching man outside England match

The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has been filmed punching an England fan to the ground outside a football stadium in Portugal. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, can be seen walking purposefully toward the man before striking him in the head. Footage shows the man falling to the floor as Robinson shouts: “Fuck about […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Haber Türk , The Guardian

27

May

Salvini’s far-right party tops Italy’s EU election polls

A jubilant Matteo Salvini kissed the cross of rosary as he thanked “those up there” for his far-right party’s victory in the European parliamentary elections. Provisional results early on Monday morning gave the League a resounding 34.33% win, beating expectations and cementing its position as Italy’s biggest party. “I didn’t entrust the immaculate Mary with […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

27

May

Far-rights and Greens strengthen in European elections

Anti-immigrant far-right parties and Greens increased their seats in the European Parliament (EP) while central parties face significant decline in Sunday’s elections, according to unofficial results. Pro-EU European People’s Party (EPP) — which had 216 seats before the elections — led the elections with 173 seat in the 751-seat EP while Social Democrats (S&D) gained […]

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Source: TRT Haber , AA

22

May

Arizona prisons ban book “Chokehold” about black men in justice system

Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections this week to rescind the ban on “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , Time

22

May

Trump invites man wearing border wall suit to stage

Amid chants of “build that wall,” President Donald Trump found one supporter that truly tried to embody one of the president’s main policy initiatives. During a campaign rally in Montoursville, Penn., Trump invited a man to the stage who was wearing a suit that had a brick wall design. “Now, we know who he’s voting for,” […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , USA Today