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British government and army accused of covering up war crimes

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The Ministry of Defence had no intention of prosecuting any soldier of whatever rank he was unless it was absolutely necessary, and they couldn’t wriggle their way out of it.”

The year-long investigation claims to have found evidence of murders by an SAS soldier, as well as deaths in custody, beatings, torture and sexual abuse of detainees by members of the Black Watch.

A senior SAS commander was referred to prosecutors for attempting to pervert the course of justice, the investigation claims.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “Allegations that the MoD interfered with investigations or prosecution decisions relating to the conduct of UK forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are untrue.

“Throughout the process, the decisions of prosecutors and the investigators have been independent of the MoD and involved external oversight and legal advice.”

The MoD said cases were referred to the independent Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA) as a result of investigations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Cases from Iraq were referred as a result of historic investigations. It is untrue to claim cases investigated under Operation Northmoor in Afghanistan were not acted upon. After careful investigation, overseen by a former chief constable, no Northmoor cases were referred to prosecutors,” the spokesman said.

Publicly funded art museum smashes the patriarchy by discriminating against men

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>Baltimore Museum of Art will only acquire works from women next year: 'You have to do something radical'

>BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Museum of Art will celebrate 2020 by adopting a daring new policy designed to reverse the art world’s historic marginalization of female artists.

>Christopher Bedford, the museum’s director, said Thursday that every artwork the BMA obtains for its permanent collection next year — every painting, every sculpture, every ceramic figurine, whether through a purchase or donation — will have been created by a woman.

>In addition, each of the 22 exhibits on view will have a female-centric focus. Nineteen will showcase artworks exclusively by women and will include works by at least one transsexual woman. Two exhibitions will explore how male artists perceive women, and another will honor the visionary Adelyn Breeskin, who directed the BMA from 1942 to 1962.

>“This how you raise awareness and shift the identity of an institution,” Bedford said. “You don’t just purchase one painting by a female artist of color and hang it on the wall next to a painting by Mark Rothko. To rectify centuries of imbalance, you have to do something radical.”
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Barr rapes liberals

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>Attorney General Barr accuses Democrats of ‘war’ on Trump in speech decried as partisan

Attorney General William P. Barr accused Democrats on Friday of using their oversight powers to sabotage the executive branch, criticizing the “resistance” to President Trump and what he called a broader erosion in the commander in chief’s rightful authority.
The Trump appointee described a “war” against a “duly elected government” at a conference of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group that has played a key role in the administration’s efforts to seat record numbers of right-leaning federal judges.
“The fact of the matter is that, in waging a scorched earth, no-holds-barred war of resistance against this administration, it is the left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law,” Barr told his audience of lawyers at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel.
To critics, the speech was overly partisan and even “authoritarian.” It prompted some calls for Barr’s impeachment from lawyers and legal scholars, many of whom believe his views of presidential power are too expansive. Barr says the Constitution’s creators envisioned a strong executive.
His speech came amid a newly public, high-stakes phase of Democrat-led investigations into the White House, as impeachment hearings examine whether Trump abused his office to secure a foreign country’s probe of his political rival. Barr recently declined Trump’s request that he hold a news conference defending Trump in the inquiry by saying the president broke no laws in a call to Ukraine’s president, sources familiar with the situation told The Washington Post.
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Eric Swalwell Breaks News! Appears To Drop A MASSIVE Fart Live On Television

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Well that's it folks. Eric Swalwell has finally broken news for the first and last time. Turn the sound on, this is real. He seems to respond accordingly to his fart. Check out the hilarious Twitter reactions also. Is this what we think it is? #FartGate?

Watch the video below to discover the true identity of the whistle blower!

Hong Kong protests: up to 800 trapped as police lay siege to university

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Trump makes "unscheduled" visit to hospital; White House says routine, rumors on twitter swirl

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>President Trump's medical exam was unscheduled, source said

>Trump's unexpected hospital trip has Twitter conspiracies in overdrive


>Trump receives 'portions' of annual physical exam, White House said he's 'healthy and energetic'
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Measles outbreak in Samoa

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>Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak that has so far killed six people.

>For the past three weeks, the Pacific island nation of 200,000 people has been in the grip of a measles epidemic that has been exacerbated by low immunization rates.

>Schools were closed from Monday after the government declared an emergency on Saturday. The National University of Samoa also told students to stay home and said exams scheduled for this week had been indefinitely postponed.

>Health authorities said most of those who died were under the age of 2. They counted 716 measles cases reported, with nearly 100 people still hospitalized including 15 in intensive care.

>Samoa’s Director General of Health Leausa Take Naseri said in a news conference last week that he expects the epidemic will get worse. He said that only about two-thirds of Samoans had been vaccinated, leaving the others vulnerable to the virus.

>But figures from the World Health Organization and UNICEF indicate that measles immunization rates among Samoan infants have fallen steeply from over 70% in 2013 to under 30% last year.

Video showing teen with no arms or legs being tackled and pinned by deputy

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The shirtless 15-year-old screams as he lies facedown on the kitchen floor of his group home in Tucson, Arizona. He has no arms or legs, so he can't flee or fight back. A sheriff's deputy at least twice his size is crouching over him and pinning him to the ground, using his body weight to restrain the quadruple amputee.

The eight-minute cellphone video has now prompted an internal affairs investigation at the Pima County Sheriff's Department, according to KOLD, which first published the footage on Thursday.

But Pima County Public Defender Joel Feinman told The Washington Post that the disturbing incident likely wouldn't have come to light if it weren't for another teenager at the group home, who filmed the confrontation and then had his head slammed into the wall by deputies.

"These are kids who have already been traumatized in some way," said Feinman, whose office is representing both boys. If a parent reacted to their teenager acting up in the same way the deputy did, he added, "they might be arrested for child abuse."

While most information about the teens is being withheld to protect their privacy, Feinman said that Immanuel, the 15-year-old quadruple amputee, is in state custody because he was abandoned by his parents. On the morning of Sept. 26, an adult who works at the group home called police to report that Immanuel had knocked over a trash can and was yelling and screaming. Feinman isn't sure what riled the teen and, in his opinion, it doesn't matter.

"Fifteen-year-olds who have not been through what Immanuel went through act out all the time," he said.

The deputy from the Pima County Sheriff's Department who responded to the call determined that Immanuel was disturbing the peace, and decided to restrain him, Feinman said. That's when C.J., a 16-year-old who also lives at the group home, began surreptitiously filming from an adjoining room.
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Piece of shit human being

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We need your help to bring this teenager without a soul to justice. His actions are completely unacceptable and we, the undersigned, sincerely feel this boy is a threat to the entire society and must be urgently denounced.

This teenager took it upon himself to terminate his pet cat and bragged about what he did on social media. In a series of photos posted online, the boy is seen choking the gentle cat repeatedly – and seems to be taking great pleasure in what he is doing; but the teen was not pleased by the initial result of his actions and decided to take things to another level, also posting the upsetting outcome online.

The attacker has been identified as Thiago Ricelly Santos Ferreira, he is just 17-years-old and lives in the municipality of Bom Despacho, in the Minas Gerais state, Brazil. I have also obtained the address where he lives and will attach it to the authorities alongside the signatures of this petition and his other relevant personal details.

It is unclear what determined this troubled boy to act in this manner, but it is certain he must be denounced as soon as possible, before more animals are hurt.
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