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  • China Recalls 6 Diplomats Over Manchester Violence: UK [Assaulted Hong Kong Protester]

    12/15/2022 12:39:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    China has removed six diplomats from the UK, including its consul-general in Manchester, after they were accused of assaulting a Hong Kong protester in the northern English city, Britain said on Wednesday (Dec 14). UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said the six envoys had left the country by a Wednesday deadline imposed by London for them to waive their diplomatic immunity and be questioned by police over the October incident. Greater Manchester Police launched a criminal probe after Hong Konger Bob Chan alleged Chinese diplomats subjected him to "barbaric" treatment - dragging him inside their compound to assault him -...
  • Riot police are forced to retreat as yobs target them with fireworks in terrifying Bonfire Night scenes

    11/06/2022 5:32:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2022 | Eirian Jane Prosser
    onfire Night across the country erupted into chaos last night as thugs chucked fireworks at passers-by, set alight wheelie bins and threw explosives at police. Scenes of disarray were seen in Leeds and Edinburgh with police in Manchester and Merseyside reporting blockaded roads. Multiple videos posted on TikTok showed riot police descending on the streets of the Hyde Park area of Leeds last night, with thugs firing explosives at officers.
  • Hong Kong protester 'beaten up at Chinese consulate in Manchester'

    10/16/2022 9:03:20 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 3 replies
    A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester was apparently beaten inside the grounds of the Chinese consulate in Manchester on Sunday, according to footage circulating on social media. Video footage appeared to show a man being assaulted as police officers tried to break up the chaotic scenes on Sunday afternoon. Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader, told The Telegraph that the Chinese embassy must issue a "full apology" over the incident and said the individuals involved should be expelled from the UK.
  • "Please God help me": How the Moors Murders have haunted Manchester for almost 60 years

    09/30/2022 7:10:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | 30 SEP 2022 | Damon Wilkinson, John Scheerhout
    Between 1963 and 1965 twisted killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley tortured and murdered five children and buried their bodies on Saddleworth MoorWhen the newspapers printed details of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley's unspeakable cruelty disbelieving readers are said to have wept. And to this day the crimes the evil pair committed still haunt Manchester. Between 1963 and 1965 Brady and Hindley tortured and murdered five children - Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, Keith Bennett, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17 - before burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor. During their trial at Chester Assizes in...
  • Inside the remote California county where the far right took over: ‘Civility went out the window’

    Both Donald Trump’s campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the recall effort against California’s Democratic governor the following year found widespread support. .. Right now, we’re experiencing a brain drain of the best talent in the county,” said one local business owner, who asked to remain unnamed due to the “culture of political violence”. .. All the crazy that you can imagine, we unleashed on our community representatives,”
  • Do look back in anger

    05/23/2022 2:33:38 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 3 replies
    Spiked ^ | 22nd May 2022 | Brendan O'Neill
    Today [May 22] is the fifth anniversary of the Manchester Arena atrocity. Five years since 22 young souls were extinguished by an Islamist extremist. Five years since children and teenagers were brutalised in the most barbaric way imaginable for the crime of loving life and music and Ariana Grande. Five years since the neo-fascistic intolerance of the Islamist worldview was visited with such ferocity upon youthful, carefree pop fans. And how are we commemorating this grimmest of anniversaries? Meekly, quietly, if at all. The message from on high is the same today as it was in May 2017: Don’t get...
  • NJ man targeting Jews warned of ‘blood bath’ before attacking victims: prosecutors

    04/13/2022 4:21:51 PM PDT · by Jewbacca · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 13 April 2022 | Lee Brown
    n antisemitic New Jersey man went on a shocking hours-long crime spree targeting Hasidic Jews — having warned his family to expect “a blood bath,” according to police documents. Dion Marsh, 27, was charged with three counts of attempted murder as well as bias intimidation for allegedly running down two men and stabbing another in the chest on Saturday, Ocean County prosecutors said. The spree started with a violent carjacking in Lakewood Township just after 1 p.m. — and only ended nearly 10 hours later when he was arrested at home in Manchester, prosecutors said. Two of his victims —...
  • Detectives given more time to question footballer over rape claim

    01/31/2022 8:16:34 AM PST · by RandFan · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan 31 | BBC News
    Police have been granted more time to question Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood who was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. The 20-year-old footballer, who made his debut for the club in March 2019, was arrested on Sunday following allegations on social media. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said he remained in custody for questioning. Manchester United earlier said the forward would not return to training or matches until further notice. Greenwood has not responded to the social media allegations. GMP said: "Detectives have been granted additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who is being held...
  • Soccer star suspended after being accused of assaulting woman

    01/30/2022 9:16:18 AM PST · by RandFan · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jan 30 | BBC News
    Police say they are working to "establish the full circumstances" after a woman accused Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood of assault. On Sunday video, photos, and an audio recording were posted on the woman's Instagram account before being deleted. Greater Manchester Police said it was "aware of images and videos circulating on social media". Manchester United said the player would now not return to training or matches until further notice. The club earlier said they "do not condone violence of any kind" and had been made aware of the allegations on social media but would make no further comment until...
  • Woman accused of yelling at students on Manchester school bus arrested

    12/31/2021 9:31:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    WMUR ^ | 12/30/2021 | Tim Callery
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — A woman seen in video boarding a Manchester school bus and yelling at students has been arrested. Manchester police said they identified the woman as Lillian Gosselin, 33, of Manchester. They said she can be seen on a cellphone video taken by a Parkside Middle School student on Dec. 15 yelling at students on the bus. Advertisement Manchester school officials said the woman stopped the bus after students threw objects out of it, apparently hitting her car. The district said the bus driver opened the door thinking the woman was reporting an issue with the vehicle. That's...
  • Manchin and Sinema continue to stand in way of Build Back Better and voting rights – live

    12/16/2021 8:31:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 16, 2021
    Senate Democrats had initially hoped to pass their Build Back Better Act before the end of the year, but that deadline is slipping away, as talks between Joe Biden and Joe Manchin drag out. Politico reports: The legislation looks increasingly likely to stall over the impending holiday break, prompting Biden himself to bemoan the slow pace. And Manchin (D-W.Va.) grew frustrated on Wednesday when questioned about whether he opposes a provision in the bill to extend the expanded child tax credit, deeming those queries ‘bullshit’ and denying that he wants to end the $300 monthly check many families receive for...
  • Alec Baldwin and not-Spanish wife’s sickening act for sympathy

    11/01/2021 12:52:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 1, 2021 1:25pm | By Maureen Callahan
    How you say in English … Just shut up and go away? After parading around Vermont all weekend, staging a bizarre, impromptu roadside press conference and then posting happy-family Halloween portraits on Instagram, Alec Baldwin and his insufferable fraud of a wife eee-LAR-ia have lost any public sympathy they once had. Boom. Gone. All in about a week. “Parenting through this has been an intense experience, to say the least,” Hilaria posted on Halloween night. Really? Hilaria may want to talk to Halyna Hutchins’ widower about what it’s been like parenting their young son “through this intense experience,” his mother...
  • Ian Brown’s ‘Red Pill Rock’ Is the Dumbest Protest Genre Ever

    09/21/2020 3:54:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NME ^ | 21st September 2020 | Mark Beaumont
    Ian Brown, Van Morrison and Noel Gallagher have been objecting to lockdown rules, is this the start of a dangerous trend?The timing looks a bit suspicious, right? Just days after I published a column about the dangers of falling for Ian Brown’s Covid conspiracy rants on Twitter, Noel Gallagher – a man never knowingly muffled – joined the anti-mask fray, insisting that going maskless could only affect himself, like a resident of Bethnal Green in 1941 arguing “well, if everybody else has got their lights off I’m not going to be hit by any of their bombs, so if I...
  • Sophia Farrar Dies at 92; Belied Indifference to Kitty Genovese Attack

    09/03/2020 9:01:43 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/3/2020 | Sam Roberts
    The story of Kitty Genovese, coupled with the number 38, became a parable for urban indifference after Ms. Genovese was stalked, raped and stabbed to death in her tranquil Queens neighborhood. Two weeks after the murder, The New York Times reported in a front-page article that 37 apathetic neighbors who witnessed the murder failed to call the police, and another called only after she was dead. It would take decades for a more complicated truth to unravel, including the fact that one neighbor actually raced from her apartment to rescue Ms. Genovese, knowing she was in distress but unaware whether...
  • Burnley FC apologize after 'White Lives Matter' banner is flown over their Premier League match against Manchester City moments after players take the knee for BLM [UK]

    06/22/2020 10:57:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22:27 EDT, 22 June 2020 | Milly Vinceet
    Burnley football club has apologized and vowed to hand out lifetime bans after a plane carrying a banner reading “White Lives Matter Burnley” was flown over the Etihad stadium ahead of the team’s match with Manchester City this evening. A private plane bearing the message flew over the stadium in Manchester just moments after both Burnley and City players took a knee to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Jake Hepple, a Burnley local, has claimed responsibility for the stunt, sharing a video of the plane to his Facebook along with a refusal to apologize. Hepple wrote:...
  • Police blame George Floyd tensions after mob of 100 people 'push and kick' officers as they try to arrest drugs suspect in Manchester while shouting 'you aren't letting him breathe' [UK]

    06/04/2020 9:07:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:08 EDT, 4 June 2020 | Faith Ridler
    A “hostile” mob of 100 people “pushed and kicked” at police officers as they attempted to arrest a drugs suspect in Manchester. Those who gathered on the street in Moss Side shouted “you are not letting him breathe” and “I saw officers stamp on his neck” as police attempted to detain the driver of a car “linked to drugs” on May 28. The comments came amid rising tensions over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last Monday, who was killed after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Police in Manchester insisted the 28-year-old...
  • NH Dem resigns after bizarre suggestion that Reade's assault claim would've required her 'cooperation'

    05/03/2020 11:15:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/2/20 | Sam Dorman
    New Hampshire state Rep. Richard Komi, D-Manchester, has resigned amid backlash over his apparent suggestion that Tara Reade was "looking for attention" and would have had to have "cooperated" with former Vice President Joe Biden's attempt to assault her if her allegation were true. "Judged by the position of the female vagina, it will not be easy for anyone to just put their finger into the vagina unless their [sic] is some cooperation from the female herself. That is why I believe Tara Reade's allegations [sic] is false. She is looking for attention," Komi said on Friday in a now-deleted tweet. Sara Gonzales New...
  • Moors Murders: Secret Downing Street Files on Brady and Hindley's Release Exposed

    04/13/2020 1:49:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sun, Apr 12, 2020 | Tom Evans
    MOORS murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were the subject of of tense discussions as Downing Street debated the merits of releasing them from prison, unearthed files reveal.The Home Office proposals were put to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1985 only for her to pour cold water on them. Hindley could have been out for her final seven years while Brady could have been free for 12 years. Previously classified files from Cabinet meetings – released in 2017 by the National Archives – show that Home Secretary Leon Brittan suggested Hindley could go free after 30 years while Brady could...
  • After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020

    02/16/2020 8:33:42 AM PST · by 2banana · 13 replies
    GEN ^ | 11 FEB 2020 | Karlyn Borysenko
    If you had told me three years ago that I would ever attend a Donald Trump rally, I would have laughed and assured you that was never going to happen. Heck, if you had told me I would do it three months ago, I probably would have done the same thing. So, how did I find myself among 11,000-plus Trump supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire? Believe it or not, it all started with knitting. But when I witnessed the amount of hate coming from the left in this small, niche knitting community, I started to question everything. I started making...
  • I’ve been a Democrat for 20 years. Here’s what I experienced at Trump’s rally in New Hampshire.

    02/12/2020 9:18:08 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 118 replies ^ | 11 Feb 2020 | Karlyn Borysenko
    .....So I headed over an hour and a half before the doors were scheduled to open (which was 4 hours before Trump was set to take the stage) and the line already stretched a mile away from the entrance to the arena. As I waited, I chatted with the folks around me. And contrary to all the fears expressed, they were so nice! I was not harassed or intimidated and was never in fear of my safety even for a moment. These were average everyday people. They were veterans, school teachers, and small business owners and they had come from...