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Hong Kong's embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam gives a news conference following violent clashes on Sunday night. Protesters have been demonstrating for several weeks over an extradition bill. They are demanding the full withdrawal of a bill to allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial, where the courts are controlled by the Communist Party, fearing it would undermine Hong Kong's judicial independence. They are also demanding independent inquiries into the use of police force against protesters. On Sunday night, men...

Denali Berries Stuckey, a black transgender woman, was fatally shot in North Charleston, South Carolina, on 20 July. The body of the 29-year-old was found around 4am EST in North Charleston, according to local news reports. The North Charleston Police have no suspects at this current time and the investigation is still ongoing. Chase Glenn, Executive Director of Alliance for Full Acceptance, an LGBTI organization in South Carolina, said: “‘I am heartbroken and outraged by the news of yet another murder...

A Russian LGBTQ activist was fatally stabbed in St. Petersburg Sunday night after her name was posted on a website that encourages people to “hunt” LGBTQ activists. Yelena Grigoryeva was reportedly stabbed by a “40-year-old resident of Bashkortostan.” The suspect has been detained by police, reports Russian newspaper Fontanka. The 41-year-old was active with Russia’s Alliance of Heterosexuals and LGBT for Equality and other activist causes, according to the Russian LGBT Network. Grigoryeva was worried about her safety after she discovered her...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation authorizing permanent benefits for police, firefighters and other first responders suffering from illnesses and injuries related to their work in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. If Trump, as expected, signs the bill into law, the “Never Forget the Heroes Act” would end the need for first responders repeatedly lobbying Congress for additional funding. “These people are just like veterans,” said...

A 29-year-old transgender woman named Denali Berries Stuckey was shot, killed and left on the side of the road this weekend in North Charleston, South Carolina according to TransGriot.com. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) says Stuckey is one of at least 12 trans women to have been murdered in the U.S. this year alone. The deputy coroner initially identified Stuckey by her deadname and incorrectly identified her as male. Police have no suspects at this time and are not investigating the...

A police officer in Louisiana posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be shot, reports NOLA.com. According to the newspaper, Charlie Rispoli, a 14-year veteran of the police force in Gretna, Louisiana wrote on Facebook: “this vile idiot needs a round… and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve.” The threat was posted along with a fake news story with the headline “Ocasio-Cortez on the budget: ‘We pay soldiers...

Police on Long Island are investigating a possible hate crime after a lesbian couple in New York were brutally attacked by a group of men, reports NBC News. Authorities say Kimberly Page and her girlfriend were in an alleyway just west of the Patchogue-Medford Library around 3:30 a.m. on July 7 when they were approached by a group of men. One of the men allegedly made lewd comments toward the women before he assaulted Page. “It originated by him asking her (Page’s...

Hong Kong police locked down the city centre on Sunday as it braced for yet another mass protest over an extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled financial hub into crisis and triggered violent clashes. Tens of thousands are due to march from Victoria Park in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay to Wan Chai, just one metro station away, after police shortened the route, citing safety concerns. Rally organisers lost their appeal to have the march route end in...

A Trump administration lawyer who is in charge of a civil rights division had multiple run-ins with the law for his aggressive protests for Christian conservative causes and harassment of women. Matt Bowman is a Christian conservative extremist, and he also happens to be one of the top lawyers in Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Mother Jones reports that he was arrested multiple times from 1996 to 2002 for harassing women while protesting hospitals where he...

Thirteen Philadelphia police officers are soon to be former police officers after an investigation highlighted their racist and homophobic Facebook posts. It didn’t take a mastermind detective to look through the officers’ public social media feeds and uncover language unbefitting of law enforcement. The 13 set to be fired are also merely a slice of the 72 officers who’ve been placed on administrative duty after the online database the Plain View Project collected over 5,000 comments and posts from officers in Philly...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross / Screenshot via YouTube @CBS Evening News 13 Police officers in Philadelphia are out of a job after social media posts reveal hateful messages. The Plainview Project, a third-party database of Facebook posts by former and active-duty police officers across the country, released info about the Philadelphia cops on June 1. Posts included in the report were memes and posts that read a range of hateful thoughts like, “Death to Islam,” “F these Muslim turd goat...

Bulgarian police said on Wednesday they have arrested a suspect for a cyber attack on the country's National Revenue Agency (NRA), which led to the leak of personal and financial data of millions of people. "We have a suspect that has been detained," a police spokeswoman said, declining to elaborate. The breach on the NRA happened at the end of June and is considered to be the biggest leak in the country with hackers securing names, personal data and financial earnings...

A 29-year-old man has been hospitalised with head injuries following a suspected homophobic attack near the junction of Denmark Hill and Camberwell Road in South London. It is thought that the victim’s injuries are neither life-threatening or life-changing. It’s been reported that some shops in the area have been cordoned off, and blood could be seen on the pavement. A 19-year-old man was arrested for the attack on the grounds of causing grievous bodily harm, and has since been released under...

Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protesters clashed with police on Paris' Champs-Elysees as the military parade celebrating France's Bastille Day drew to a close on Sunday afternoon (July 14). French president Macron, who traditionally "reviewed the troops" during the military parade on the Champs-Elysees earlier on Sunday, was welcomed with boos from Gilets Jaunes among the audience. The protesters were not wearing the infamous yellow vest, but they chanted "Gilets Jaunes! Things are going to blow up!" and "Macron, we're...

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