When a Florida sheriff’s deputy suffered a fatal heart attack after a struggle with an 18-year-old migrant from Guatemala in St. Augustine, Florida in May, Virgilio Aguilar-Mendez was charged with manslaughter in the the 52-year-old officer’s death. However, an incident report and bodycam video seem to dispute those charges. St. Johns County Sergeant Michael Kunovich… Read more: Video Shows Migrant Wrongfully Charged In Death of Florida Cop
A press statement from the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, thanking Qatar for its assistance in negotiations welcomed the release of 10 U.S. citizens and 20 opposition-linked Venezuelan citizens. The department labeled six of the U.S. citizens as wrongfully detained and regarded the formerly detained Venezuelan citizens as political prisoners. “The United States welcomes the… Read more: Venezuela Releases U.S. Citizens
There’s no question that antisemitism continues to rise on social media, a trend that began to spike with the election of former president Donald Trump. Nevertheless, since the Oct 7 Hamas attacks on Israel and the continued bombardment of Palestinian civilians, Islamophobia has seen a major increase over the last two months as well. Much… Read more: Islamophobic Hate Crimes Continue to Spike
Israeli Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Amihai Eliyahu is just the latest to make some wild commentary we’ve heard about Israel possibly using nuclear weapons in Gaza. Not thinking through the ramifications of such an act, it’s unclear whether ministers are just speaking hyperbolically or are serious about the ridiculous idea. “Why are the lives of… Read more: Another Israeli Minister Calls for Nuking Gaza
Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement today from Tokyo, Japan saying that the reoccupation of Gaza or the forced displacement of Palestinians is unacceptable. In a separate press briefing with Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel, it was again reiterated without any warnings or stipulations. The position asserted today is a turn from previous standings that… Read more: US Tells Israel “No” to the Reoccupation of Gaza
After an initial announcement earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security began the deportation of Venezuelan migrants who have been unable to establish a legal basis to remain in the United States. The announcement followed a decision by Venezuelan authorities to accept the return of Venezuelan nationals. “This decision is consistent with the Administration’s… Read more: U.S. Begins Deportations of Venezuelans
In previously unreleased interviews, police who responded to the Robb Elementary shooting told investigators they were cowed by the shooter’s military-style rifle. This drove their decision to wait for a Border Patrol SWAT team to engage him, which took more than an hour.
There is nothing new about Rebekah Mercer’s support of far-right hate, yet Americans seem shocked by it. In April I discussed the funding behind many of the hate groups that organized and participated in anti-lockdown protests around the country. It came as no surprise to learn that the Mercer family played a large role in… Read more: Rebekah Mercer Funding Parler Is the Tip of The Iceberg
I really don’t. Let’s be clear, I have no issue with you being a racist. I’m also not saying I’m going to sit here and accept it either. If you want to sit around making racist jokes among your bigoted friends and family who won’t call you out, go ahead. If you find joy in being… Read more: I Don’t Care if You’re Racist
Hotels were used 186 times while 10,000 beds for children remained empty at government shelters Despite anti-trafficking laws and decades-old legal precedent, the Trump administration has been detaining migrant children as young as 1-year-old in hotels before deporting them, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. By circumventing the rules that govern the treatment of… Read more: ICE Held Asylum Seeking Children in Hotels, Who Was Watching Them?