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DECEMBER 5, 2011 · 5:33 AM
Report Finds Racial Gap In Milwaukee Traffic Stops
A black Milwaukee driver is seven times as likely to be stopped by police officers as a white motorist, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday.
The newspaper based that on an analysis of nearly 46,000 traffic stops that also found Milwaukee police pulled over Hispanic motorists nearly five times as often as white drivers.
It also found that police searched black drivers at twice the rate of whites, but those searches didn’t lead to higher rates of seized weapons, drugs or stolen property.
DECEMBER 5, 2011 · 12:42 PM
Suppressed Footage Shows Racist Attacks On Non-Whites By EDL
A suppressed video from June 2011 has emerged that shows unprovoked attacks on non-whites in Britain as officials ignore the threat of racist groups such as the English Defense League.
The video, which came out on YouTube but was later removed allegedly due to graphic violence, shows a man, who is identified as EDL member Cobz Smith, targetting non-whites on London’s Underground and launching assaults on them with slaps and kicks.
Cobz Smith originally posted the video on his Facebook account under the name of “Da Cobmeister” on June 21 and commented “paki got what he deserved,” referring to the beatings of a man who is apparently an Asian.
The video could have been shot before the date specified by the EDL thug, yet the violence it graphically pictures, does provide an example of the wave of racist violence that keeps going as officials refuse to ban self-acknowledged far-right groups such as the EDL and the BNP.
This comes as none of the major British news outlets have said anything about the footage, neither back in June, nor later or up until the present moment, while the police and government officials have also remained silent on the issue.
[Source: Press TV]
Over 30 arrested at Occupy DC
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Published: 05 December, 2011
A crackdown on the Occupy DC encampment in downtown Washington ended with 31 arrests on Sunday following a nine-hour standoff with District police.
The demonstration in downtown Washington DC has been spared from police crackdowns since it began, setting it apart from sites in New York, Los Angeles and other major cities where cops have closed down spaces to protesters as the Occupy movement swells in size. Law enforcement arrived early on Sunday in DC’s McPherson Square, however, and ordered protesters to dissemble a wooden structure that was erected overnight in their encampment. The consensus among demonstrators was to keep the building, a wooden barn-like framework, intact, and police responded by arresting more than two dozen protesters early in the day.
The Washington Post reports that 15 demonstrators were arrested and charged with crossing a police line, with another 16 apprehended for disobeying a lawful police order.
Clash at Occupy DC camp could alter tenor of largely peaceful relations with police
By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 3:42 AM
WASHINGTON — The arrest of 31 protesters at the Occupy DC site is a rare flare-up with police and risks creating new tensions in what’s been a largely peaceful coexistence.
The arrests happened Sunday after Occupy DC members refused to disassemble and get down from a wooden building they had erected in preparation for the winter. U.S. Park Police deemed the structure unsafe. Officers used a cherry picker to remove a handful of people who refused to come down from the roof.
Unequal partners: UK rethinks US extradition treaty
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Published: 05 December, 2011,
Dozens of British MPs are calling for a review of what they see as a one-sided extradition policy with the US. Drawn up in the post-9/11 panic, it decrees that Washington can demand anyone's extradition without proof, and London is obliged to obey.
All take and no give – that is the growing feeling in Britain’s parliament against America’s controversial extradition treaty. It was signed in 2003 and makes it far easier for the US to take people from the UK than the other way around.
Now, 45 members of British parliament from three main parties have crossed the political divide and joined forces. They have finally forced a debate and parliamentary vote on what they call an injustice.
“I think [signing the treaty] was a mistake,” says Keith Vaz, an MP and chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. “It's not a level playing field. Even with a partner like America, we need to make sure that we are being equal and we are being fair to our citizens, and that is not the case at the moment.”
DECEMBER 5, 2011 · 12:36 PM
Update: Seattle Settles With Five Landlords Accused Of Refusing To Rent To Blacks
The city of Seattle has settled with five landlords accused of discriminating against black and disabled renters, in a case that involved a months-long investigation originally targeting 48 properties.
In October, the city’s Office for Civil Rights said its investigation – involving undercover testers posing as renters – had revealed a widespread pattern of discrimination against black and disabled people.
Officials said more than half of the properties tested had showed evidence of housing discrimination, in what they called a revealing snapshot of “normal, everyday business practices” in Seattle.
Practices included quoting higher rent to blacks than whites, neglecting to tell black renters of a move-in special, and doing credit and criminal checks not done on whites.
Regarding disabled renters, the city said some landlords had refused to accommodate service animals or had asked for a pet deposit.
The investigation resulted in administrative charges against six properties alleged to have broken fair-housing laws.
Five of the landlords or leasing managers settled with the city in November, the city said Friday. They admitted no wrongdoing and agreed to attend fair-housing training, provide their rental policies to the city for review, and post notices about housing laws.
They also each agreed to reimburse the city $600 for the cost of testing. No punitive damages were assessed.
The properties included Citywalk Apartments and Summit at Madison Park, both accused of racial discrimination. Mercedes Apartments, Eastlake 2851 and The Sedges Apartments were accused of disability bias.
Olympus Apartments in Belltown, accused of discriminating against blacks, did not settle with the city. That prompted a now-pending review by a city investigator.
After the investigation’s results were announced, the Office for Civil Rights acknowledged it had mistakenly tested a property owner outside Seattle limits.