Grenfell tower: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening. Three hospitals fail fire safety checks Reality Check: The Grenfell rehousing promise Grenfell Tower inquiry ‘will be broad’ Will a public inquiry deliver answers? What happened at Grenfell Tower? Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? Lotifa Begum, a co-ordinator for the charity Muslim Aid, told the Press Association some of those in attendance were…

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Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

July 5, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK’s mental health services because of “institutional racism”, it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it? When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe…

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News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustration Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as “apocalyptic”. Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says…

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Baton Rouge cop killer left note, fired at least 43 rounds

July 1, 2017

(CNN)The Louisiana law officers who killed Gavin Long after he shot dead three of their colleagues in a targeted attack on police in Baton Rouge last summer were justified “and certainly saved other lives,” a prosecutor said Friday. Long, a 29-year-old black Missouri resident and discharged Marine, arrived in Baton Rouge five days earlier and was determined to kill police officers, “black or white … as long as they had…

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Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn

June 28, 2017

Another minor filmed a portion of the Saturday confrontation, which relatives of the teen later shared on Facebook, where it went viral. As seen in the video below, an adult man straddles the teen and puts his hand around his neck.The man can be heard scolding the teen for coming onto his property and says,Im going to fucking kill you. Andrew M. Stroth, a civil rights attorney who is representing…

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Facebook live video captures Boston drug overdose

June 28, 2017

(CNN)Two men in Boston tapped on a car window when they saw a man and woman passed out, a needle lying in the woman’s lap. After nearly a minute of banging on the driver’s side window, the woman came to, startled and disoriented. The man, identified in the video as Dan, could not be shaken awake. Dan would not regain any level of consciousness until his friend administered two doses…

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Man Cited For Driving Motorcycle Through Crowd Of Trumpcare Protestors

June 25, 2017

Around 20 protestors, including seniors and people with disabilities, were staging a die-in by laying on the street outside of the San Francisco Federal Building on Wednesday afternoon, CBS San Francisco reported. The man rode his motorcycle down the wrong way on Seventh Street, through the crowd, then turned and drove through the crowd again, activist Emily Lee told KRON4. San Francisco police surrounded Dillon with their guns drawn, according…

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General election 2017: Greens and UKIP grilled on terror policy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Mr Nuttall, who has previously stated that detention without trial should not be ruled out for terror suspects, said a return of control orders and tagging should also be considered. “Politician after politician” had refused to acknowledge the problem of radical Islam, he said. “It’s not about Muslims,” he said, “Islamism is a political ideology”. But a woman in the audience said he was actually “grouping” all Muslims together with…

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A nun and a police officer show off their football skills with a game of keepy uppy

June 3, 2017

The love of football brings the most unlikely individuals together. SEE ALSO: Drone riding soccer official skates on air to deliver game ball In the video above, a “garda” the name for a police officer in Ireland and a nun juggle a football on the sidewalk as amused onlookers watch the oddly soothing game of keepy uppy. Sister has got some serious skills. If they hadn’t been called to the…

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Election blind dates: Georgia Toffolo and Jack Monroe – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Jack Monroe Describe yourself: I’m Jack Monroe, aged 29, and I’m a food writer and political commentator. Background: I used to be a 999 call-handler. I got pregnant with my son, and when I went back to work I couldn’t work the shift patterns any more. I ended up in a shoddy personal situation – I didn’t eat for three days in a row to feed my child. I started…

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‘Back To The Future’ Fan Popped Doing 88 MPH In DeLorean

May 31, 2017

Spencer White of Saugus, California, purchased a DeLorean a month ago after pining for the 1980s-era sports car for 10 years. White checked the speedometer and realized he was going 85 mph, three miles less than the speed the car in the movie needs to travel back in time. I thought, lets take it up to 88 mph, White told the paper. I only got three more miles to go….

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Drunk dude dropped off by police after a big night out gets incredible selfie

May 31, 2017

Getting taken home by the police because you’ve had that massive a night out isn’t something you’d ordinarily be proud of, but for one dude it’s resulted with the best selfie ever. A guy from Tasmania, Australia only known by the name of Reece posted a selfie taken by two police officers and himself in bed on Facebook, even though he probably wasn’t aware of it at the time. SEE…

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