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Police Tased, Beat, And Charged Deaf Man With Assault For Simply Trying To Talk To Them Using Sign Language

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Police Tased, Beat, And Charged Deaf Man With Assault For Simply Trying To Talk To Them Using Sign Language

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Of all people, you’d think police officers would know what sign language is when they see it. But these California cops apparently didn’t, and now they’re facing one hell of a lawsuit.

Jonathan Meister is suing after four police officers in Hawthorne, California repeatedly Tased him and beat the hell out of himbecause they misinterpreted sign language as…

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Support the domestic economy!


What domestic economy? Burger King, Mickey D? Even they buy meat and veggies from out of country. I do not disagree but the thought is like try harder - no one does it. If all those who say they believed in buy American did so, Toyota’s sales and Kia’s sales would be going down. But you cannot buy an American car anyhow because all the modules and parts are made south and west of US

ourtimeorg:

Support the domestic economy!

What domestic economy? Burger King, Mickey D? Even they buy meat and veggies from out of country. I do not disagree but the thought is like try harder - no one does it. If all those who say they believed in buy American did so, Toyota’s sales and Kia’s sales would be going down. But you cannot buy an American car anyhow because all the modules and parts are made south and west of US

aljazeeraamerica:

Walmart imposes new employee dress code, suggests where to shop for it

Effective September 29, Walmart retail workers, or sales “associates,” will have to put some of their meager hourly pay toward new clothes.
Gawker first reported that the Walton family-owned conglomerate, valued at nearly $250 billion and under increasing criticism for paying low wages and scant benefits to its employees, issued a cheery edict on its internal server requiring “associates to wear white or navy blue collared shirts with khaki or black pants, capris, or skirts and closed toe shoes in any color,” complemented by a navy blue Walmart vest provided by the company. The point, wrote human resources manager Barbara Simone, a “single mom, from a small town” who climbed the Walmart ranks, is to “help customers easily find us” and “help drive teamwork, customer service, and sales.”

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We are not the champions - we are fodder

aljazeeraamerica:

Walmart imposes new employee dress code, suggests where to shop for it

Effective September 29, Walmart retail workers, or sales “associates,” will have to put some of their meager hourly pay toward new clothes.

Gawker first reported that the Walton family-owned conglomerate, valued at nearly $250 billion and under increasing criticism for paying low wages and scant benefits to its employees, issued a cheery edict on its internal server requiring “associates to wear white or navy blue collared shirts with khaki or black pants, capris, or skirts and closed toe shoes in any color,” complemented by a navy blue Walmart vest provided by the company. The point, wrote human resources manager Barbara Simone, a “single mom, from a small town” who climbed the Walmart ranks, is to “help customers easily find us” and “help drive teamwork, customer service, and sales.”

Continue reading.

Photo: Walmart.com

We are not the champions - we are fodder

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Rochester, New York, USA: Refugees Violently Targeted Arming for War

Jon Hand, Staff writer

11:43 a.m. EDT June 17, 2014

Bijaya Khadka looks at his father’s bloody, swollen face and the rage that has been building for years begins to crest.

"I was very angry, very mad. My father doesn’t even speak English," Khadka, 22, says in his heavy Nepali accent.

But his anger didn’t begin on the day in April when his father, a 56-year-old refugee from Nepal, was beaten and robbed by three young black men as he walked along Lake Avenue with only a new pair of sandals in his hand and a few dollars in his pocket.

Nor did his fury boil a few years ago when Khadka was struck in the back of his head and his uncle was thrown to the ground, robbed of $60 and two bus passes.

Rather, he says, the violent and misplaced anger he feels toward African Americans has been building for years in this small community of perhaps a few thousand South Asian refugees living in small pockets of northwest Rochester near and in Jones Square. The anger is fueled, he and more than a dozen other residents interviewed say, by hundreds of incidents of robbery and violent and verbal bullying in recent years.

And for Khadka and his brother, the sight of their injured father crystallizes that rage into a single clear, terrible and inappropriate thought — a thought that pays no mind to the many American complexities surrounding race and class:

They wanted to go to war with the black community.

"African-Americans are targeting them, and there is just so much of this they are going to take," said Bill Wischmeyer, an advocate for the refugee community known as "Mr. Bill."

"They’re angry. They are ready to explode and it’s going to get worse until someone ends up dead."

The violent, racially charged tensions in what was once a mostly black neighborhood have caught the attention of authorities before.

Police and anti-gang groups have intervened in recent years, and agencies only recently familiar with the divide are hoping for a peaceful resolution — especially when the young refugees threatened retaliation with a cache of primitive weapons.

But police and resettlement groups today say they are largely unaware of the escalating problem, and Bhutanese and Nepalese refugees interviewed for the story acknowledged their reluctance to go to the authorities.

Instead, they say, they kept loose documentation of some 300 incidents before a meeting with police two years ago, and hundreds more since, only to see nothing change.

Now, they say, they are preparing to defend themselves — violently, if necessary.

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Institutionalized racism poisons all relationships and ends up facilitating all against all.

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Government and opposition knock down 43 Israeli soldiers who want out
Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defence Sunday after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its “injustices” against millions of Palestinians.
The open letter, which was sent to Israel’s political and military leadership last week, was one of the most high-profile expressions of conscientious objection in years.
The signatories – reservists and former members of 8200 – said the intelligence collected by the unit “was an integral part of Israel’s military occupation”, and that they would refuse to continue to serve.

aquilastyle:

Government and opposition knock down 43 Israeli soldiers who want out

Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defence Sunday after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its “injustices” against millions of Palestinians.

The open letter, which was sent to Israel’s political and military leadership last week, was one of the most high-profile expressions of conscientious objection in years.

The signatories – reservists and former members of 8200 – said the intelligence collected by the unit “was an integral part of Israel’s military occupation”, and that they would refuse to continue to serve.

Jewish government supported extremists try to change status quo at Al-Aqsa - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Jewish government supported extremists try to change status quo at Al-Aqsa – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

JBWC – just because we can – this is the new Israeli policy and ideology of an occupier and attempting to do to Palestine and Islam what colonialist Britain could not do to either Ireland, or South Africa.Each week, Israeli actions become more and more provocative. The visits are longer, and the ban on Jewish prayers at the mosque compound are increasingly ignored. What began with Jewish visitors…

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"Before I went to the protest that day, I stood in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, and I swore an oath: ‘If I am arrested, I will not give the names of any of my friends.’ They put me through eight months of interrogation. They burned cigarettes on my face. They made me stand in ice for four hours, until my skin froze into the ice, and then they pushed me forward. They gave me electric shocks on my tongue. They told me they were going to kill my father and mother. After eight months, I had a trial. Two guards stood next to me when I testified, and they hid electric shocks in my sleeves in case I said something they didn’t like. I was sentenced to four years. Sometimes I’d get so hungry I’d eat toothpaste. And sometimes I’d get so thirsty, I’d drink my urine. When I finally got out, I weighed 39 kilograms."
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

"Before I went to the protest that day, I stood in front of a picture of the Dalai Lama, and I swore an oath: ‘If I am arrested, I will not give the names of any of my friends.’ They put me through eight months of interrogation. They burned cigarettes on my face. They made me stand in ice for four hours, until my skin froze into the ice, and then they pushed me forward. They gave me electric shocks on my tongue. They told me they were going to kill my father and mother. After eight months, I had a trial. Two guards stood next to me when I testified, and they hid electric shocks in my sleeves in case I said something they didn’t like. I was sentenced to four years. Sometimes I’d get so hungry I’d eat toothpaste. And sometimes I’d get so thirsty, I’d drink my urine. When I finally got out, I weighed 39 kilograms."

(Dharamshala, India)