U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

May 1, 2015

U.S. announces $20 million police body-camera program

U.S. officials on Friday announced a $20 million pilot program to help equip law enforcement agencies across the country with body cameras. The program is part of a general push by American police agencies to outfit officers with cameras to provide clear recordings of ...

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson brushes off suspension

Mar 12, 2015

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson brushes off suspension

Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial presenter of hit BBC program “Top Gear,” joked about his suspension as an online petition for him to be reinstated gathered over half a million signatures on Wednesday. “I’m just off to the job center,” he told reporters outside his ...

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

Jan 30, 2015

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths, saying it is in the interest of national reconciliation. But those who knew de Kock’s victims are struggling ...

Dec 13, 2014

FIFA punishes Croatia over fans

Croatia must partially close its stadium for a European Championship qualifying match as punishment for fans’ racist and hooligan behavior in Italy. Fans twice disrupted Croatia’s 1-1 draw at San Siro on Nov. 16 and threw lit fireworks. The teams left the pitch and ...

Shock, anger as arsonists hit Jerusalem Jewish-Arab school

Dec 1, 2014

Shock, anger as arsonists hit Jerusalem Jewish-Arab school

An arson attack targeting first-grade classrooms at a Jewish-Arab school sparked a wave of condemnation Sunday, as months of racial tensions in Jerusalem showed little sign of abating. The attack, apparently by Jewish extremists, occurred Saturday evening at the Hand-in-Hand bilingual school, a rare ...

Social media aids rehashing of historical hate

| Sep 13, 2014

Social media aids rehashing of historical hate

by Philip Brasor

After rain caused deadly mudslides in Hiroshima Prefecture last month, rumors spread over the Internet about burglaries of evacuated homes by “foreigners,” including Zainichi (ethnic Korean residents of Japan). Such rumors tend to accompany disasters, so Tokyo Shimbun talked directly to police in the ...

Aug 28, 2014

U.K. Muslims react with outrage at Rotherham sex abuse report

Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Report author Alexis Jay said between 1997 and 2013, some 1,400 children ...

Jul 23, 2014

Germany, France, Italy slam anti-Semitic protests

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitic slurs and violence at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Europe and pledged to take firm action. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement in Brussels warning ...