Mallacoota College investigated after ‘totally unacceptable’ sex doll incident on muck-up day


Victorian education officials are investigating after primary school children saw teachers and older students with an inflatable sex doll during a regional school’s muck-up day celebrations.

The Department of Education and Training has appointed an external law firm to investigate the end-of-year celebrations for year 12 students at Mallacoota College, about 600 kilometres east of Melbourne.

The town became known for the apocalyptic fire images during last summer’s bushfire season, which were broadcast across the world. Many town residents are still struggling to recover.

At the school’s muck-up day on November 6, it is alleged a student brought the female sex doll to the school.

The school has primary and secondary students aged from five to 18 years.

Teachers participated in activities with doll

The ABC understands several teachers, including the principal, were seen by many primary school students as young as five, with the doll during the school’s 55-minute lunch break.

Sources said the blow-up female doll had visible genitals and was tied to a pole during lunch break and had water and ice thrown on it.

The sources said students and at least one teacher rode on top of the sex doll down a children’s slide, and a female name was given to the doll.

A picture of school principal Tim Cashmore close to the doll, and with young primary school children nearby, was posted on social media but was later taken down.

A parent who did not want to be named told the ABC their young child had described the naked female doll to them in detail, saying the doll had “a lot of holes and lipstick”.

The parent said they were, “aghast and disgusted by the use of the sex doll in front of young children”.

Another parent said their primary school child told a teacher on the day that they needed to put clothes on the doll before the prep students saw it.

Mallacoota P12 College principal Tim Cashmore.(ABC Gippsland: Sarah Maunder)

Department launches investigation

Students’ parents were alerted to the muck-up day’s activities five days later when a letter, signed by both Mr Cashmore and the school council president Dani Morris, was sent out.

It is understood the department received at least 15 complaints from unhappy parents demanding answers.

On Monday, staff were told by senior departmental staff an inquiry was being held into the matter by a law firm and that Mr Cashmore was taking leave.

External acting principal David Mowbray has been appointed to take over, which the department says, “has the backing of the school’s leadership team and assistant principal”.

‘What the hell is going on at the school?’

School council member and parent Cate Tregellas said despite the letter to parents being co-signed by the council president, she knew nothing about it.

“I got a lot of texts, emails and phone calls from parents saying, ‘What the hell is going on at the school?'” she said.

“And I said, ‘Well, actually we don’t know.'”

The letter, seen by the ABC, stated that an “unknown student brought an inappropriate item to school” and this was “totally unacceptable”.

“We have spoken to the whole year 12 about this incident to ensure they understand why it is wrong,” the letter said.

Ms Tregellas said teachers and students told her they were appalled at the behaviour of the teachers who failed to stop students handling the doll and participated in the activities.

“Many of the students felt revolted and just didn’t know where to look,” she said.

Female students ‘demeaned’ by incident

Ms Tregellas says she does not blame the year 12 students, who are in the middle of final exams, and have been through a tough year after the bushfires destroyed more than 100 houses in the small town.

But she wants to know the teachers’ role in the incident.

“It wasn’t fun at all, especially for a lot of our female students.

“They just felt very demeaned by it.”

She wants more transparency around the department’s investigation and for the results to be publicly released.

Mr Cashmore declined to comment, but confirmed he was on leave.

A department spokesman confirmed it was making inquiries into the “circumstances around these events and the actions taken on the day”.

The spokesperson said the school taught Respectful Relationships sessions, a program teaching respect and equality and that it was supporting students to “ensure this incident does not distract from the hard work still to be done”.

It also said it was reaching out to students to make sure they had the support they needed.



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Pete Evans urged to retract ‘unacceptable’ comments on top GP who died


Controversial TV personality and chef Pete Evans has been blasted for “completely unacceptable” comments made about a top doctor who died from pancreatic cancer.

Dr Harry Nespolon was the President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners when he died in July, aged 57.

According to the RACGP, he died in his sleep nine months after his cancer diagnosis.

When Mr Evans was axed by Channel 7 in May, Dr Nespolon questioned the former My Kitchen Rules judge’s mental health in a radio interview.

Speaking on a Facebook Live on Friday, Evans – who has been outspoken about alternative medical treatments since leaving Channel 7 – addressed his death.

“It’s very sad what happened to that gentleman and I wish it never happened,” Evans said in the Facebook live video, held over Zoom and posted on Friday.

“But when you have people in positions of power or experts in their chosen field of medicine, that still do not know how to deal with disease and illness, that still succumb to these diseases and illnesses yet they are the experts in these chosen industries may speak volumes.”

He emphasised “may, may”, adding: “I’m not here to say that I know how to beat cancer.”

“I’m not saying that I know how to put anything into remission, but a lot of people have been able to go through this process by looking at things through that lens, of modern medicine, and it’s what I’ve always promoted,” Evans said.

“The combination of looking using every single tool that we have at our disposal. Ancient wisdom, natural medicine, modern medicine, spiritual medicine and everything else that is available to us to go on this journey to learn more about ourselves.”

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GP TOLD EVANS TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

The video was hosted by Allona Lahn, the Informed Medical Options Party candidate for the electorate of Nicklin on the Sunshine Coast, ahead of the Queensland election on October 31.

Evans raised the general practitioner’s name in regards to comments he made on Ben Fordham’s 2GB radio program in May, after the My Kitchen Rules star was axed from Seven.

“If he really is in trouble, dare I say, he should make an appointment with his GP and I’m really quite serious about that,” Dr Nespolon said at the time.

He described Evans’ Instagram posts as “the oddest things I have ever read”.

One post from the celebrity chef detailed “code words” to look out for on social media when it came to COVID-19.

“Soon you will hear about certain high profile people (celebrities, politicians, executives, elite, billionaires) having CV (coronavirus). Here are some code words to look out for,” it read.

“Self Quarantined = under house arrest either under Federal agent guards or ankle bracelet. Self Quarantined, CV exposure = detained and being questioned by authorities. Tested negative for CV = no confession so they are going to trial after world mass arrest. If convicted their reputation and legacy will be destroyed.

“Tested positive for CV = they confessed and taking a deal, their execution will be out of the public eye. Execution will be portrayed as a suicide or some sort of accidental death. Their reputation and legacy will be preserved.”

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‘MAYBE HE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN ME A CALL’

In the 47-minute video on Friday, Evans said mainstream news outlets, talk show “parrots” and breakfast TV “actors reading a script” had “laughed and ridiculed” about his mental state.

“Two months later that doctor passed away. Pancreatic cancer. Condolences to his family,” he said.

“The amount of people that we have helped come through cancer through looking at a holistic lens, holistic means embracing modern medicine as well as natural medicine.

“The amount of people we have helped get off pharmaceutical drugs. The amount of people that have reversed their terminal illnesses, that have no longer auto-immune disease, that have put things into remission or severely reduced their medication, the amount of people that are no longer depressed or suffer anxiety through looking through a holistic lens. I wish that doctor had have (had) the courage to have a chat. I’d never met him.

“The fact that somebody questions somebody’s mental state publicly yet doesn’t have the decency to – if he was concerned about my mental state, maybe he should have given me a call or invited me to have a conversation.”

‘HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME’

Acting President of the RACGP Ayman Shenouda on Monday described Evans’ comments as “completely unacceptable”.

“He should immediately retract them and apologise to the late Dr Harry Nespolon’s family,” he said in a statement to news.com.au.

“Harry was a great man who is sorely missed by many people, including me,” Dr Shenouda said.

“Even when he was given a terminal cancer diagnosis, Harry continued to fight and provide outstanding leadership until he could no longer hold on.

“I promised that I would find a way to honour his work and advocacy and that includes defending his legacy from the likes of Pete Evans.

“Harry deserves far better than this. Hang your head in shame Mr Evans.”

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt in July extended his deepest condolences to Dr Nespolon’s family, friends and colleagues, describing his death as a “great loss” to all Australians.

“He was a passionate but also reasoned advocate for GPs and, above all, for their patients – the Australian people,” Mr Hunt said.

“His tenure as president coincided with a period of reform and then, of emergency – both the bushfire emergency and more recently the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Throughout these challenges, and his own personal battle with cancer over the past nine months, he remained tireless, eloquent and cogent in his leadership and drive for positive change.”

He said Dr Nespolon will be remembered for his intellect, passion, dedication and professionalism.



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Any attempt to unilaterally alter status quo is unacceptable


After Singh’s statement, the Congress wanted to raise certain issues which was not allowed by Speaker Om Birla.

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India is committed to a peaceful resolution of the current border stand-off with China in Ladakh but any attempt to unilaterally alter the status quo by the neighbouring country is unacceptable.

Making a statement in Lok Sabha, Singh also said the Indian Army has inflicted heavy costs including casualties on the Chinese side during the clash with the PLA at the Galwan valley on June 15.

 

The defence minister said since April, buildup of troops and armaments by the Chinese side has been witnessed in the border areas adjacent to eastern Ladakh.

He said in early May, the Chinese side had taken action to hinder the normal, traditional patrolling pattern of Indian troops in the Galwan Valley area, which resulted in a face-off.

Singh said even as this situation was being addressed by the ground commanders as per the provisions of the bilateral agreements and protocol, in mid-May the Chinese side made several attempts to transgress the LAC in other parts of the Western Sector.

“This included Kongka La, Gogra and North Bank of Pangong Lake. These attempts were detected early and consequently responded to appropriately by our armed forces. We made it clear to the Chinese side both through diplomatic and military channels that China was, by such actions, attempting to unilaterally alter the status quo. It was categorically conveyed that this was unacceptable,” he said.

 

After Singh’s statement, the Congress wanted to raise certain issues which was not allowed by Speaker Om Birla. Unhappy with this, Congress walked out of the House.



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Richmond AFL players Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short apologise to Mabior Chol for ‘unacceptable behaviour’


The Richmond Football Club says the behaviour of two of its players towards a teammate during post-match celebrations was “unacceptable”, and not in line with club or community expectations.

Vision emerged following the Tigers’ victory over Brisbane in Carrara on Tuesday night of Nick Vlastuin grabbing at the genitals and backside of teammate Mabior Chol during the club song.

Chol appeared irritated by the behaviour and swatted his teammate’s hand away.

Another video appeared to show Jayden Short grabbing Chol’s genitals following the Tigers’ match against the Bulldogs last week in Carrara.

Both men said they had since apologised to Chol for their behaviour.

“It was a stupid action and I am deeply embarrassed,” Vlastuin said in a Richmond statement.

Short said he and Vlastuin had not set an appropriate example to Tigers supporters.

“It was unacceptable behaviour and a poor example,” Short said.

A Richmond Tigers AFL player runs with the ball in two hands during a match against North Melbourne.
Mabior Chol said he had no issue with his Richmond teammates.(AAP: Dave Hunt)

Chol said he was not offended by the behaviour of his teammates.

“I have no issue whatsoever with those players, or any of my teammates, but understand that is not the sort of example we should be setting,” Chol said.

“The entire playing group have made clear this behaviour will cease,” Richmond said in the statement.

Earlier on Friday, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick ended his media conference early following questions about the incidents from Network Ten reporter Hugh Riminton.

Hardwick denied having knowledge of the incidents referred to by Riminton.



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‘Simply unacceptable’: One in four Victorians with coronavirus not at home when door-knocked


Victorian Leading Daniel Andrews suggests it is really “only unacceptable” that a significant amount of folks with coronavirus are defying keep-at-house orders. 

Of the 500 people who tested favourable for COVID-19 who have been doorknocked by Defence Pressure staff and general public wellness officials on Thursday, just one in 4 were being not at household.

“Disappointingly, I have to advise you that there were far more than 130 unsuccessful visits, so close to a single in 4 individuals could not be observed at property,” Mr Andrews informed reporters on Friday morning. 

ADF personnel and community wellness officials doorknocking houses in St Albans.

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About 100 people today have been referred to police.

“It is basically unacceptable for you to have this virus and not be at home.

“There may possibly be a handful that are out, receiving some refreshing air – that does not explain these figures, these quantities go perfectly and certainly past anything at all like that. And all that will do is distribute the virus.” 

Mr Andrews urged men and women to observe the regulations right after one more 627 situations were recorded in the previous 24 hours, getting the overall number of bacterial infections in the state because the pandemic started to 10,577. 

There ended up also another eight coronavirus-relevant deaths, like two males aged in their 50s. 4 of the 8 fatalities are connected to the state’s aged care disaster.

It is the second highest number of new everyday instances immediately after 723 ended up recorded on Thursday

Facts assessment to establish even more constraints

Mr Andrews spoke to Key Minister Scott Morrison about the ongoing outbreak on Thursday night and reportedly mentioned the risk of elevated restrictions. 

The amount of cases has ongoing to surge despite Melbourne remaining in lockdown for three months. 

Mr Andrews claimed on Friday an analysis of info from the initial fifty percent of the six-7 days Phase 3 lockdown would be done by wellness officials about the weekend.

There has been speculation that Victoria could undertake a New Zealand-style Phase 4 lockdown, which would entail closing all non-crucial stores and excess boundaries on people’s actions. 

But Mr Andrews claimed wellbeing and specialist suggestions would ascertain if the present-day lockdown would be extended or further more actions were being essential. 

“We could not open up with these figures, we could not open up with even 50 % these numbers. It may properly be the circumstance… that we need to have to choose even more methods, that the techniques we have taken are not more than enough to pull matters up,” he said.

People in metropolitan Melbourne are topic to continue to be-at-dwelling orders and can only go away dwelling for vital operate, review, exercise or care responsibilities. It is also mandatory to don masks in community.

People today in Australia ought to continue to be at the very least 1.5 metres away from some others. Check your state’s limits on collecting limits.

If you are enduring chilly or flu symptoms, keep house and organize a test by calling your health practitioner or get hold of the Coronavirus Wellbeing Details Hotline on 1800 020 080.

Information and information and facts is out there in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus



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‘Simply unacceptable’: Daniel Andrews says one in four Victorians with COVID-19 are defying orders to stay home


Victorian Leading Daniel Andrews suggests it really is “simply unacceptable” that a big selection of people with coronavirus are defying remain-at-home orders. 

Of the 500 individuals who examined beneficial for COVID-19 who had been doorknocked by Defence Force staff and community wellbeing officials on Thursday, one in 4 ended up not at residence.

“Disappointingly, I have to inform you that there were additional than 130 unsuccessful visits, so around just one in 4 individuals could not be observed at household,” Mr Andrews told reporters on Friday early morning. 

ADF staff and community overall health officials doorknocking properties in St Albans.

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About 100 persons have been referred to law enforcement.

“It is simply unacceptable for you to have this virus and not be at home.

“There could be a handful that are out, finding some fresh air – that does not demonstrate these figures, these numbers go perfectly and truly over and above anything like that. And all that will do is spread the virus.” 

Mr Andrews urged people today to abide by the regulations soon after yet another 627 circumstances had been recorded in the former 24 several hours, taking the total range of bacterial infections in the point out considering that the pandemic started to 10,577. 

There have been also a further 8 coronavirus-associated fatalities, which include two adult men aged in their 50s. 4 of the eight deaths are connected to the state’s aged treatment disaster.

It is the next best selection of new everyday conditions soon after 723 were recorded on Thursday

Information evaluation to decide more restrictions

Mr Andrews spoke to Key Minister Scott Morrison about the ongoing outbreak on Thursday night and reportedly mentioned the likelihood of enhanced limits. 

The number of conditions has continued to surge regardless of Melbourne currently being in lockdown for a few months. 

Mr Andrews stated on Friday an examination of facts from the to start with fifty percent of the 6-week Stage 3 lockdown would be performed by health officials about the weekend.

There has been speculation that Victoria could adopt a New Zealand-model Phase 4 lockdown, which would require closing all non-vital retailers and more limitations on people’s movements. 

But Mr Andrews explained health and fitness and expert assistance would figure out if the present lockdown would be prolonged or even further measures were needed. 

“We could not open up with these quantities, we could not open up with even 50 % these numbers. It may well be the case… that we want to acquire even further steps, that the actions we have taken are not sufficient to pull items up,” he reported.

Inhabitants in metropolitan Melbourne are topic to continue to be-at-residence orders and can only leave residence for necessary work, examine, workout or treatment responsibilities. It is also obligatory to don masks in public.

Individuals in Australia need to remain at the very least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your state’s constraints on collecting boundaries.

If you are dealing with chilly or flu symptoms, stay home and set up a test by contacting your health practitioner or get hold of the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

News and information is offered in 63 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus



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AFL world savage Adelaide Crows after ‘absolutely unacceptable’ Gold Coast Suns thrashing


The Adelaide Crows’ nightmare season has gone to a new low in a terrible 12.10 (82) to 4.5 (29) loss to the Gold Coast Suns.

The Suns have traditionally been the AFL’s whipping boys but the club’s fortunes have been turned around in their hub clashes, claiming big wins over the West Coast Eagles and now the Adelaide Crows.

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The result cements the Crows to the bottom of the ladder with a terrible 50.8 percentage and losing their three games so far this season convincingly.

Having made big changes with a list clean out in the off-season, and sacking coach Don Pyke for Matthew Nicks, the Crows moves have not yet paid off with back-to-back thrashings in the two games since the competition emerged from suspension.

While there has been plenty of talk about the culture of the club and former star Andrew McLeod being outspoken in his criticism, the latest performance was a new low for the club.

The Crows took until the final quarter to pass its previous low score of 24, was held goalless in the first quarter for the first time in the Suns’ history, and the first time since 2017 for the Crows, as well as its second lowest halftime score and lowest three-quarter time score.

It was also the Suns’ first ever win over the Crows.

Speaking on Fox Footy, Jon Ralph torched the Crows’ performance.

“They didn’t give a yelp. That was an absolutely unacceptable performance,” Ralph said.
“Look at some of the horrific stats here as well: First scoreless quarter since 2017, second lowest halftime score.
“Look there’s real pressure on Matthew Nicks to get better performances. Quite clearly he’s there for the long haul. That was an abject failure on every count.”

Former Brisbane great and three-time premiership winner Alastair Lynch also savaged the side during the game.

“It’s actually a bit embarrassing, after the week that they’ve had and been smacked in the press, they’re not giving a yelp,” the Fox Footy boundary rider said.

“There’s no voice. There was a bit of a cook between midfielders in the first quarter, but it’s just silent.”

Cameron Mooney added: “We said about Adelaide that they needed to stand up and fight for their footy club, a lot of their players needed to stand up, their older players – and we haven’t seen anything, It’s been all Gold Coast.”

Former Melbourne skipper Garry Lyon also called it “the demise of a once proud and really successful footy club”.

While the AFL was all praise for the Suns’ performance, social media continued to savage the hapless Crows.

Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks admitted he wasn’t sure where to begin the analysis.

“Good question … we’re in a world of hurt at this point – nowhere near the level,” he said. “We’ve got some conversations coming up about why that is.”

The Crows were hammered last week by Port Adelaide in their biggest Showdown defeat and arrived on the Gold Coast with plenty to prove against a side who had just snapped a 19-game losing streak.

“We expected a response and we weren’t able to deliver,” Nicks said. “We’ve got some things to answer. As a midfield, we’ve got work to do.

“There are too many areas at the moment to be angry with one and not the other.”

Nicks was keen to begin the post mortem examination immediately.

“We’ll be in there as soon as … straight into it as a full group,” he said. “We’ll open it up; hopefully, I don’t do too much of the talking … hopefully, I see some vulnerability there.

“We’ll turn it around but, at this point in time, it’s just not acceptable what’s being put out.”

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Mikel Arteta laments Arsenal’s attention lapses in ‘unacceptable’ Brighton defeat



Mikel Arteta has bemoaned Arsenal’s lapses in concentration after they fell to an “unacceptable” second successive Premier League defeat at Brighton.

Following an abject 3-0 loss at Manchester City in the first game of the top-flight restart in midweek, the Gunners travelled to Amex Stadium on Saturday looking to bounce back and appeared on course for a much-needed victory when record signing Nicolas Pepe curled home a wonderful strike with just over 20 minutes to play.

Arsenal – whose injury crisis deepened when they lost goalkeeper Bernd Leno to a serious-looking knee injury following a collision with Neal Maupay before the interval – capitulated thereafter, however, with Lewis Dunk’s goal and a last-gasp effort from Maupay sealing relegation-battling Brighton’s first league win of 2020.


Speaking after the game, head coach Arteta refused to use the Leno incident as an excuse for his players’ under-par display and instead rued a lack of attention and competitiveness in crucial moments.

“I think we did a lot of things today to win the game comfortably, but we haven’t competed like you have to compete in the Premier League,” he said.

“We gave first goal away and we lost a few important duels afterwards, so I think it’s all our fault.”

Arteta added: “[It’s] not about the characters, it’s about how you compete in a Premier League match and it’s for 100 minutes in this case. It’s for every ball, it’s for every action and the moment you lose attention, the opponent is going to push you.

“It’s not the first time it has happened and if you want to win football games consistently at this level, it’s a must and it’s a non-negotiable.

“I think they competed for large parts of the game, but in crucial moments when you don’t, you pay the price and that’s it. It’s all my fault obviously because I’m the one that has to make sure they do.”

Mikel Arteta described Arsenal’s second successive loss at Brighton on Saturday as “unacceptable” (REUTERS)

Back-to-back defeats leave Arsenal eight points adrift of the top four ahead of their third successive away fixture at Southampton on Thursday night, though that gap will reach double figures if Chelsea beat struggling Aston Villa on Sunday.

With their hopes of a Champions League return fading fast, Arteta admitted he faces a huge challenge in lifting spirits among his playing squad for the challenges ahead.

“Absolutely [it will be hard to do],” he said. “I think when you lose two games in a row that hardest thing to do is to lift the players up and believe again in what we are doing.

“The context of the last game against Man City and this one is completely different.

“I am much more upset today because I know the accident that happened against City but the accident today was provoked by us and it’s unacceptable.”



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‘Unacceptable’: Video shows NYPD officer shoving George Floyd protester to the ground – National


A New York woman says she’s recovering from a concussion after she was shoved by a police officer while protesting the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed during an arrest.

Multiple videos of the incident on Friday night viewed by Global News appear to show the officer walking in the direction of Dounya Zayer, gesturing for her to move and pushing her phone out of her hands.

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He then shoves her so hard that she falls head-first onto the sidewalk.

In a series of videos posted on Twitter Saturday morning, Zayer said she was rushed to an emergency centre after suffering a seizure and was recovering from a concussion at the hospital.

“I want to make one thing clear about this situation. In no way was I aggressive towards this police officer and I did not even get in his physical space,” she said.


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“He was walking in my direction, told me to move and because I didn’t move out of his way in time he threw me out of the way. … There was no reason for him to throw me the way he did.”

She slammed police for their treatment of protesters, claiming officers were stampeding towards peaceful protesters and “hurting more than they’re protecting.”

“I wasn’t aggressive towards the police officer, and even if I was, he should have had the self-restraint to not hurt the people he’s supposed to be protecting. That’s the point of them being an officer, they’re supposed to protect us.”






George Floyd death: New York City mayor says ‘there’s a poison of structural racism’ in U.S. society


George Floyd death: New York City mayor says ‘there’s a poison of structural racism’ in U.S. society

The international unrest over police brutality spilled into New York City following the arrest of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter after he was seen kneeling over Floyd’s neck for eight minutes on Monday while handcuffing him during an arrest.

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Zayer was one of roughly 3,000 people who attended the Friday night protests, according to police commissioner Dermot F. Shea.

Shea said authorities made over 200 arrests Friday night linked to protests in Brooklyn and have arrested one person for attempting to murder several officers after they threw a molotov cocktail into an occupied police car.


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The NYPD “take pride” in their training and encourage peaceful protest but “it’s tough to practice de-escalation when you have a brick being thrown at your head,” he said.

“We fully remain committed to supporting the right to publicly assemble, to protest, to free speech. This is at the heart of everything, everything that we believe in. But at the same time, we will have zero tolerance for individuals looking to cause harm to anyone — and unfortunately, we saw that repeatedly last night as well.”






Anger builds over George Floyd’s death


Anger builds over George Floyd’s death

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he was aware of the video, denouncing the “poison of structural racism” in New York. He called the officer’s actions “unacceptable,” adding the city will seek an independent review of all incidents that took place Friday night.

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“Any time you see a protester just arbitrarily thrown to the ground by a police officer, that does not reflect our values. That’s unacceptable and there need to be consequences,” he said.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his daily press briefing that Attorney General Letitia James will conduct the review.




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