Sunday, April 20, 2014
New York City: A black transit cop shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in their home
Kevin Canty, 43, was taken into custody about a mile from his home, where earlier his 40-year-old wife was shot in the upper body. The couple's two young children, a girl aged four and a boy aged eight, were home at the time of the shooting.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Pro-Amnesty groups such as the Jewish ADL and the SPLC have been spreading false information to downplay the crimes committed by Latino immigrants.
A 27-year-old black man has been identified as the gunman in a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in Kansas City
Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said that Mohammed Pedro Whitaker has been charged with 18 felony counts and is being held on $1 million cash bail. Whitaker has been charged with two counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and injuring a person, seven counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and nine counts of armed criminal action.
An illegal immigrant who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death less than a year after arriving in Britain cannot be deported because he claims to be gay, a court has ruled
The 29-year-old Jamaican was given a life sentence at the age of 16 when he and another schoolboy killed Abdul Maye following an argument over a £10 debt outside his school in east London. A judge at the Old Bailey ordered that he be deported once he had served a minimum of eight years. Judge Paul Focke told the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons: "You are a Jamaican national and within months of coming to this country you committed murder. I am of the view that your continued presence in this country will be detrimental to its citizens." But now the Court of Appeal has ruled that he could not return to Jamaica because he risked degrading treatment for being homosexual which would breach his human rights. Lord Justice Kay cited Article Three in the Human Rights Act, which protects against inhuman or degrading treatment. Douglas Carswell, Tory MP for Clacton, said: "Most people would think this is outrageous. It’s a gross distortion of the concept of justice. Until we have freed ourselves from the European Convention on Human Rights, these sorts of basket-case decisions will carry on happening thick and fast." The murderer stabbed his victim, who fled to Britain from the civil war in Somalia in 1995, less than 12 months after arriving in Britain in December 2000 on a temporary visa to visit his mother. He and another 14-year-old boy were jailed for life in September 2002 and told to serve a minimum of eight years and two months. But this was reduced on appeal to six years and two months. In 2009, the Secretary of State ordered his deportation but after one failed appeal, the Jamaican launched a second appeal in April 1012, arguing for the first time that he was gay. The Jamaican successfully appealed the deportation decision another two times before Lord Justice Kay said that he believed the evidence of the man's mother, who said that she "knew all along" that her son was gay.
Muslims in Africa: As many as 200 girls were abducted from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists who arrived in trucks, vans and buses
The group has recently stepped up attacks in the region, and its leader released a video recently threatening to kidnap girls from schools. Dozens of gunmen stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, about 81 miles west of Maiduguri, as the students slept in their dormitories, officials said. They engaged the soldiers guarding the school in a lengthy gun battle and then herded the girls onto vehicles. "Many girls were abducted by the rampaging gunmen who stormed the school in a convoy of vehicles," said Emmanuel Sam, an education official in Chibok. Sam could not say exactly how many girls were kidnapped, but one student who managed to get away said at least 200 students were taken. "The Boko Haram attackers came to town around 9 p.m. and made straight for the school where they had a gun battle with soldiers stationed at the school and killed two soldiers," said Chibok resident Maina Babagana. The gunmen then burned homes and businesses in the town in Borno state as they fled with the girls, witnesses said. A military spokesman in the region declined to comment on the abduction, saying that the Nigerian Defence Ministry would issue a statement later. Boko Haram, which translates as "western education is sin," is known to have carried out deadly attacks on other schools in the northeast. In a clip recently released by the group, leader Abubakar Shekau threatened to launch raids and abduct girls from schools. In early March 2014, Borno state government closed all of its 85 secondary schools and sent more than 120,000 students home following increasing Boko Haram attacks on schools. There are fears that the Muslim terrorists will turn the captured girls into sex slaves.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favored a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the "fair" researcher less often. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as in-group bias when people favor those with the same characteristics as oneself. The study revealed that when it came to picking a playmate, the babies seemed more tolerant of unfairness when the white recipient benefited from it. They picked the fair experimenter less often when the unfair experimenter gave more toys to the white recipient rather than the Asian one. The researchers say that this implies that babies can take into account both race and social history when deciding which person would make a better playmate.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has revealed that white male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind
Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of color blindness than boys.
A group of countries — all of them in either the Americas or Africa — accounting for just 11% of the global population are the location of 46% of the world’s homicides
Honduras has the world’s highest homicide rate at 90.4 murders per 100,000 people, and it’s not even close. Venezuela is next with 53.7. Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Jamaica all have rates around 40. The world’s safest country, in terms of homicide, is tiny Liechtenstein, which didn’t have any murders in 2012, but there are a number of countries, especially in Europe and East Asia, with rates lower than 1 per 100,000.