Posts tagged ‘Police’

June 1, 2011

Syrian security officials destroy penis of thirteen year old boy demonstrator and kill him

[Abdul Goldstein, Middle East and African Contributor]

MailOnline Syria’s officials are going all out on the people power demonstrators as shown up by the recent horrific execution of thirteen-year-old Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, which had involved Syrian security forces acting under the orders of the country’s beseiged president, Bashar al-Assad, to destroy the boys penis.

The child had been picked up by Syrian officials in Jiza, a village in Dar’a province of Syria, around a month ago and later on his body punctured like sieve and minus his penis, was returned to his anguished parents. His knees has been destroyed and his  neck broken also.

The family was warned by Syrian police against talking too much, but apparently not enough to persuade them to go along with the unspeakable act of cruelty out of fear of being hurt. As a result, the father has been arrested and might probably be facing the same fate as his son.

The news of the boy that shocked the world was posted on YouTube, apparently by a family member, as after the rebellion against the president which in fact had turned into a civil war, Syria was shut to the members of  the international press.

However, it seems that instead of daunting the rebels, the murder has inspired a wave of fierce protests against the injustice of the current regime. According to expatriated human rights activist Radwan Ziadeh and as reported by the Washington Post, the child has already become one of the most powerful symbols of the revolt.

‘(His death) is the sign of the sadism of the Assad regime and its security forces,’  Radwan said.

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May 14, 2011

No more 4th Amendment Protection for Indiana residents, Supreme Court rules

[Law & Courts Contributor, Jason King]

Socyberty:  Thursday, 12th May 2011 was a bad day for Indiana residents as the state’s Supreme Court cancelled their Fourth Amendment Protection.

The court ruled that residents have no right to stop the police from unlawfully entering into their homes.  Justice Steven David summarizing the court’s 3-2 decision said that if a police officer wants to enter a person‘s home for any reason, or without any reason, the person is prohibited from stopping the officer’s entry.

He said: “We believe … a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence …….We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefore the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest.”

He said that persons who feel that their rights have been infringed by the entry of the police into their homes, can always apply to the court later for redress.

The court’s decision results from a recent case in Vanderburgh County when police had attended an apartment where a husband and wife were arguing. The husband had informed the police that they were not required and blocked the entrance to the apartment preventing them from entering.  When an officer tried to enter, the husband pushed him out of the way and was then stun-gunned by a second officer who then arrested the husband.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”.
April 30, 2011

Bristol in flames over Tesco

[Paul Goddaddie, Courts & Legal Affairs Contributor]

MailOnline: reports that the British city of Bristol is up in arms about the monopolizing antics of the Tesco stores company. It seems that residents are angry that the proliferation of the company’s shops all over the city is stifling local competition and amounts to an oppressive monopoly.

A peaceful protest this Friday by more than 400 people turned nasty as scuffles broke out with police. Two men were arrested and charged with public order offences and more than 15 are in police custody. Bottles, stones and roof tiles were thrown at the police by protesters and some officers were injured.