Ugandan politicians went to war for 2 days straight in a WWE tag team style brawl over the country’s presidential age limit.
Reuters — Lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament for a second day running on Wednesday over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni run for re-election after age 75.
MPs exchanged blows and kicks, with some using microphone stands as crude weapons in the melee, and at least two female lawmakers were carried out of the chamber after collapsing, a Reuters journalist on the scene said.
At least 25 MPs opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment to prolong Museveni’s tenure were forcibly ejected on orders of the speaker for involvement in fighting on Tuesday. All other like-minded MPs then walked out.
After calm returned, ruling party MP Raphael Magyezi introduced the contested motion authorizing parliament to draft and present a bill that would lift the constitution’s age cap on presidential candidates.
Under the existing constitution, eligibility to stand as a presidential candidate in the East African country has an age ceiling of 75.
That makes Museveni, 73, in power since 1986 and increasingly accused of authoritarianism and a failure to curb corruption, unqualified to seek re-election at the next polls in 2021. Removing the age cap would erase that barrier.
Smh, clearly the US isn’t the only country that has ahem… “president probs.”
It’s really shameful that politicians and lawmakers can’t seem to come together and do their jobs without pure hellfire and brimstone unleashing. It’s unfortunate that they don’t seem as concerned about helping the people as they do “flexing their power” among each other, meanwhile WE THE PEOPLE are casualties of the war.
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This eye opening documentary goes deep inside the trenches of Haiti’s biggest prison.
Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean and the world, is plagued with extreme crime and poverty.
The film highlights the severe overcrowding and uncontionably inhumane conditions that inmates are forced to live in inside the prison. It also exposes the brazen corruption within the Haitian judicial system.
This place makes Pelican Bay or Rikers Island look like a 5 star resort in comparison. I don’t doubt that US prisoners have it hard behind bars but inevitably nothing compares to the struggle in foreign prisons. Mainly because they have absolutely no regulations or regard for human life.
It’s impossible to fathom anyone living under such diabolical conditions.
Diamond Reynolds didn’t just watch her fiancé die at the hands of a police officer. She made sure the world watched, too.
There was nothing Reynolds could do to save Philando Castile. As he bled, the officer kept his gun pointed into his car. Reynolds’ only recourse was to broadcast the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live. Within hours, countless strangers had watched Castile’s final moments — and decried what they called excessive police force.
Now, 335 days later, Reynolds will take the stand for a second day to testify in the Minnesota officer’s manslaughter trial.
Check out the rest of this story: Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Testifies in Trial of Officer Facing Manslaughter Charge — KTLA
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According to WDAY reports, a Minnesota bus driver is being investigated by Moorhead schools after allegedly leaving a bus full of middle school students by the side of the road after forcing them off the vehicle. The students say he also used racial slurs against them.
One of the students, Horizon Middle Schooler Deshanna Dotson says around 4:15 Tuesday, the driver left her and 20 or so classmates at the 2500 block of 12th Avenue South, telling them to walk home.
“He said, you guys can get off my bus and walk home. I’m not driving you guys home,” said Deshanna Dotson, student. “He called us the ‘N word” when we got off the bus,” said Dotson.
“It was kind of in a scary area, too.”
“He dropped them off in the industrial park. It’s not a safe area, there’s no sidewalks to walk on,” said Stacy Olson, Deshanna’s mother. “If you can’t control yourself for the little time you do drive the bus, then you shouldn’t be working there,” said Olson.
“At no point, even if the children were bad, should they have been called any racist name,” said Olson.
Moorhead Schools Superintendent Lynne Kovash says the school was notified around 4:30 p.m.
“We did find that there were students that were misbehaving on the bus. I think the bus driver just kind of got fed up,” Kovash said, adding that the driver wasn’t an employee with Moorhead Schools.
“It was with one of our contracted companies,” said Kovash.
Olson said the bus company called her to apologize but she has yet to hear anything from the school. Meanwhile officials have already filed reports into the matter but say there will be further investigation. Kovash says the bus driver will no longer be driving for Moorhead Schools.
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A recent report by San Diego State University found that San Diego police officers were more likely to search African-American and Hispanic drivers, despite the fact that they were less likely to be found carrying contraband than white drivers.
The study looked at 260,000 traffic stops in 2014 and 2015. It also found that blacks, Hispanics and Pacific Islander drivers were also subjected to more field interviews than white drivers.
The study found that race and ethnicity were not major factors in who police pulled over, but they were important factors in who they decided to search, the station reported.
The SDSU report also included 10 major recommendations that included: acknowledging that racial and ethnic disparities exist and make combating those disparities a priority; enhancing police training surrounding racial and ethnic disparities; making traffic stops more transparent; increase community engagement and strengthening accountability and oversight of data collection and management.
The study, released earlier this month, came at a time when relations between law enforcement and minority communities have been strained across the country.
Late last week the city issued an official response to the report questioning a slight difference in total traffic stops during the period in question; a disparity in report figures related to traffic stops of Hispanics during daytime and nighttime hours; questions about the report’s context for missing data and unexplained changes in monthly traffic stop volumes, and other items in the report.
On Wednesday night, San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman released a statement, which read, “I am proud of our department personnel who come to work each day with the desire to make a positive difference. We enjoy a tremendous partnership with our community and that is why we are one of the safest big cities in the United States.
“We want every citizen to feel safe in their community, feel valued in their opinion, and feel listened to by their police Department. We will used these recommendations to strengthen, enhance and foster new relationships with our community we so proudly serve.”
Truthfully and unfortunately, these surveys are more validating than informative. Clearly racial profiling has and will always exist in these U.S. streets, its the Amerikkkan way!
Read the full SDSU Traffic Stops report