Posts tagged ‘RT America’

Ferguson war zone video: Journalist tear-gassed badly, SWAT police fire rubber bullets

Protesters helped a journalist recover from a tear-gas attack by the police in Ferguson early Tuesday morning, spraying milk and water into his eyes to try and calm the burning. Reports of a gunshot victim have emerged, though there has been no confirmation that the injured person is a protester, bystander or police officer.

Social Connection? ISIS supporters post pics from around Europe

The UN refugee agency has begun a major aid operation to help over half a million Iraqis displaced by violence. The country’s forces met fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in Tikrit, just north-west of Baghdad forcing the army to halt its operations. Jihadists have vowed to, quote, ‘drown America in blood’, after losing control of a key dam on Monday.

Desperation Limbo: The plight of Ukrainians who fled Kiev’s war

Russia’s Foreign Minister has expressed concern over the stalling of Russian aid trucks destined for Eastern Ukraine. They remain at the border – waiting to be let through. Kiev has accepted the convoy is indeed carrying only humanitarian aid. Maria Finoshina spoke with some of those in urgent need of this help.

Judge rules to allow bathroom cameras

Dennis Smith, the owner of Calabash Seafood Restaurant and Midway Lounge, installed a surveillance camera in his men’s bathroom, right above the stall, as a way to catch vandals. Smith maintained the cameras weren’t pointed right at the toilet or urinal, so it wasn’t an invasion of privacy. However, someone went to change his clothes in the bathroom, thinking it was a private area, and the whole thing was filmed by the camera. So Smith was arrested for unlawful videotaping. But the judge in the case just ruled in favor of Smith. The judge actually agreed with Smith’s reasoning that since the person changing was not in a stall, technically, if the bathroom door swung open, anyone could have seen him, so most of the bathroom is as good as a public space. So Smith got off, and the judge just set an insane precedent, lawfully allowing for cameras in bathrooms. The Resident discusses.

The Shocking Reason Gun Control Doesn’t Matter

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A company is now marketing bulletproof blankets to school children to protect themselves from crazed gunmen. But at the end of the day, there’s a deeper reason gun control doesn’t matter at all. And this reason is almost never talked about.

Detroit appeals to UN for humanitarian assistance

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Several groups appealed to the UN on Wednesday to assist in providing affordable water to the residents of Detroit. In March, the bankrupt city sent 45,000 shutoff notices to residents with overdue bills. So far, nearly 3,000 have had their water service terminated, and many more fear they are next. RT’s Manila Chan has more details on the circumstances of the plea for help.

House votes to keep Gitmo open for another year

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The House of Representatives threw another obstacle in front of efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Late Thursday, the House vote 230 to 184 on two amendments to a defense appropriations bill that ban transfers of detainees for one year. RT’s Manila Chan has more details on this latest vote to keep the controversial facility running.


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