Human Rights

Police Conduct Welfare Check On Chelsea Manning With Guns Drawn

Montgomery County Police conducted a welfare check on Chelsea Manning with guns drawn Two tweets from Manning on May 27 caused concern leading to multiple calls to 911 for a welfare check Video footage from security cameras show three officers enter Manning’s residence with guns drawn and one with a Taser drawn Manning was out of the country at the ...

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All Chilean Bishops Resign Following Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Cover-up

On Friday 34 Chilean bishops offered their resignation to Pope Francis during an emergency summit The Chilean hierarchy is accused of sexually abusing minors and hindering investigations by the Vatican Victims of Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima claim bishop Juan Barros knew and helped to cover-up his crimes In 2015 Francis appointed Barros as bishop of Osorno Chile despite his sex abuse ...

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Off-Duty DC Officer Used His Service Weapon In Fatal Shooting

Little known following a fatal police shooting involving an off-duty DC officer DC Police Chief Peter Newsham confirmed the officer was not in uniform Newsham confirmed the officer used his department-issued service weapon in the shooting A gun was said to be found in the vicinity of the victim The male victim in his 20s was pronounced dead at a ...

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Boston Judge Rules Thirteen Pipeline Protesters Not Responsible

West Roxbury District Court ruled 13 pipeline protesters not responsible for demonstrations against a natural gas pipeline The demonstrations occurred in 2015 when protesters halted construction of a natural gas pipeline in the Boston suburb of West Roxbury Over 198 protesters were reportedly arrested during the 2015 demonstrations Judge Mary Ann Driscoll made the decision that the 13 defendants were ...

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