esday, 14 April 2009
An attack on a house in Ballymena is being treated as a hate crime, the police have said.
Six windows of the house on the town's Doury Road were broken by stone-throwers in the attack which was discovered on Monday afternoon.
The family who live in the house are originally from Poland.
Hate crime charges filed in school attack
Posted by Levi Pulkkinen at April 14, 2009
Prosecutors have filed felony hate crime charges against four teens accused of harassing a classmate.
According to charging documents, the four Maple Valley youths aged 14 to 15 had been taunting a black student, using racist slurs and yelling "white power."
Administrators at Tahoma Junior High School contacted police after the boy and a bus driver reported that the four teens had armed themselves with sticks and tried to follow the boy home in January, King County Sheriff's Office investigators said in court documents.
April 13, 2009 - 11:24pm
Hate crimes and institutional racism
by Nicole Winter
This year, the number of hate crimes nationwide rose to 926, a four percent increase from the year before and a staggering 54 percent higher than in 2000. The dismal truth is that while we celebrate the historic election of our first nonwhite president, racism and hate crimes are on the rise.
Being Bullied Can Lead to Suicide in Kids
By Dr. Gwenn , Founder, Pediatrics Now - April 13, 2009
Carl's mother told the news that he had been threatened by classmates for six months before he took his life by hanging, and that her cries for help to his charter school had fallen on deaf ears. As reported by the Boston Channel, he was subjected to daily taunts of being called gay, having his clothes made fun of and threats of physical harm.
Carl's experience is disturbingly all too common. Kids are bullied across our country with parents and schools turning a blind eye. Estimates are as high as 30% for both the amount of kids in 6th to 10th grade being bullied and becoming bulliers.
When Words Can Kill: 'That's So Gay'
Anti-Gay Taunts in School Lead to 11-Year-Old's Suicide and Rising Calls for Change
By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
April 14, 2009
, Apr. 14, 2009
High schools crack down on cyber-bullying
Action brings district policies in line with a new state law.
By DANIELLE GAINES
The crime has become a growing concern in the U.S. after several high-profile incidents, including the suicide of a 13-year-old Megan Meier of Missouri after Lori Drew, a friend's mother, harassed Meier over MySpace.
"When it goes bad, it goes really bad. They feel like they have no place to go to be safe anymore," said Parry Aftab, creator of StopCyberbullying.org. "It's affecting everything in their lives, unlike regular bullying, which affects them in school or on the way to school."
Aftab said 85 percent of kids in middle school she interviewed said they've been bullied online, and 70 percent said they have been the bully.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:30 UK
'Racist' incident on bus probed
A man who threatened an Asian woman in a "racist" incident on a bus in Aberdeen is being sought by police.
The white man made intimidating comments to the 25-year-old woman and threatened her with violence.
Grampian Police said the pair were on the number 12 bus in the Rosehill area on Saturday evening.
Asian cricketers feel blind eye is turned to racism, says academic
• Dr Daniel Burdsey finds racism ingrained in professional game
Latino Bashing, What would you do?
Pupil sex Sir jailed for 6mths
A TEACHER at a private school was behind bars yesterday after he admitted having an affair with a pupil.
Married Peter Clayton, 56, began meeting the sixth-form girl at break times at the posh school near Ipswich, Suffolk.
The head of music began “secret trysts” and the consensual relationship carried on after she left school.
The dad of two, of Great Bentley, Essex, also sent the girl sexy texts.
He was jailed for six months at Ipswich Crown Court after admitting four charges of sex with a child in his trust.
His lawyer said: “His life is in ruins.”
Strip Search Case Challenges Limits of School Drug Policies
Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging School Strip Search of Eighth Grader
By JOAN BISKUPIC
April 16, 2009
Eighth-grader Savana Redding was scared and confused when an assistant principal searching for drugs ordered her out of math class, searched her backpack and then instructed an administrative aide and school nurse to conduct a strip search.
Woman in unprovoked racist attack
A man wearing a hearing aid and sunglasses who made an unprovoked verbal, racist attack on a woman in Edinburgh is being sought by police.
The lone woman was walking in Union Street at about 0210 BST on Tuesday when she was shouted at.
Lothian and Borders Police want a woman who is thought to have witnessed the incident to come forward.
The white man was 5ft 9in tall and had a local accent. He was wearing a long beige jacket and black trousers.
Apr 14, 2009 7:07 pm US/Eastern
Notorious Racist Supports Police Killing Suspect
April 16, 2009
Investigators to search police footage of G20 protests for evidence of brutality
G20 protest videos: Growing catalogue of evidence against police
17 April 2009 12:37 UK
Man held after city 'hate crime'
"They have come to Northern Ireland because they wanted to find better jobs than in their native country," she said.
"They have come here thinking we are European and part of the European Union.
"It is despicable and disgusting that anyone in Northern Ireland would treat another human being like this."
John Sharrett, who went to the house to help the women after the attack, said a large crowd of men aged between 19 and 35 had gathered outside the house to intimidate them.
"There were 30 fellas staring threateningly just to make sure these poor people left. Thirty fellas baying for blood," he said.
Several families from Poland and other countries were attacked or intimidated in the Village area after the World Cup qualifying match between Northern Ireland and Poland at Windsor Park last month.
The Housing Executive has confirmed that 11 households have presented themselves as homeless since the trouble.
On Thursday, the Polish Community Forum of Northern Ireland said about 40 people were forced to leave the area because of the intimidation.
17 April 2009 16:31 UK
A head teacher who won a compensation payout of over £400,000 because her employers failed to back her in a racism row says she is unlikely to ever teach again
As head teacher, she transformed it into the second-most improved school in the country.
But from late 2003 her relationship with the school's governors started to deteriorate.
Two Muslim governors claimed tensions existed between the school and the community, and Mrs Connor went on to face accusations of racism and Islamophobia.
Inquiries followed and a review in 2004 found no evidence of racism at the school.
Liberal actress says tea parties were racist
By Amanda Carpenter on April 17, 2009
Liberal actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo, in all seriousness, said activists who attended tea parties are racists with dysfunctional brains in a recent prime-time television appearance.
"Let's be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don't know their history at all. It's about hating a black man in the White House," she said on MSNBC's "The Countdown" with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. "This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that."
Olbermann did not once try to challenge her on those assertions.
The actress went on to describe the brain size of typical "right-winger, Republican or conservative or your average white power activist."
Janeane Garofalo declares Tea Party attendees racist and Keith Olbermann agrees
The Rotting Racist Underbelly of the Tea Party Protests
13 Apr 2009 Author: Jill Tubman
Fighting Injustice in Small-Town Texas
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: April 17, 2009’（MOVIE REVIEW）
Thrown into a jail cell with three other women, Dee is stunned to learn she is being charged not for the hundreds of dollars in parking tickets that she owes but with distributing narcotics in a school zone. Although she is not carrying drugs and none are found in her home, the prosecution claims to have a witness.
Dee’s court-appointed lawyer urges her to take a plea bargain and agree to a 10-year suspended sentence with a small fine, rather than risk serving a 16- to 25-year prison term. When Dee hotly refuses, even her mother thinks she is a fool.
“American Violet,” which is based on real events that took place in late 2000, has the quasi-documentary feel of a well-made television drama.
Baptist pastor beaten + tazed by Border patrol - 11 stitche（youtube)
Harassed, Beaten and Severely Injured by Border Patrol
Torturing him, again and again and again..
April 15, 2009
I told them I was a US citizen. I told them I was on a business trip. I told them I had no drugs or humans in the car. That wasn't enough. They wanted to search the car, and I invoked my 4th am...
I told them I was a US citizen.
I told them I was on a business trip.
I told them I had no drugs or humans in the car