June 9th, 2013

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Video captures Jasper, Texas, police officers beating woman

A southeast Texas town with a history of racial unrest on Monday fired two white police officers recently captured on video slamming a black woman’s head into a countertop and wrestling her to the ground.
“The amount of force used was abominable,” the woman's attorney, Cade Bernsen, told Yahoo News.

The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters.

Keyarika "Sha" Diggles, 25, was brought to the jail on May 5 for an unpaid fine, according to Bernsen. He said she was was on the phone with her mother trying to arrange to get the $100 owed when Officer Ricky Grissom cut off the call.

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Fire at Islamic boarding school

Darul Uloom School fire: 'Intruders started fire'

An Islamic school in south east London has said a fire on the premises was started by intruders.

About 128 pupils and staff were evacuated from Darul Uloom School, in Foxbury Avenue, Chislehurst, on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 23:43 BST. Two men were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

A school spokesperson said he was "deeply saddened" and the building had previously been targeted by vandals.

He added the intruders had been caught on the school's security cameras.

"We are part of the British community and are deeply saddened by the events that have taken place last night," Sayed Mahmood, school spokesman said.

"We urge the community to stay firm and united in bringing the people responsible to justice."

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Starting a fire at a school... time of day doesn't matter, it's a boarding school, children will have been in the school! I'm really glad the fire could be put out before it turned into a blaze.
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California elementary school holds toy gun exchange

HAYWARD, Calif. -- An elementary school held a gun trade-in program this weekend. Yes, an elementary school. But the guns being taken in were toys. Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill said he decided to host the exchange because he thinks playing with toy guns desensitizes children to firearms and increases the chance they'll use the real ones when the grow up. The children who surrendered their toy arms Saturday left with an armful of books and a chance to win a new bike. Police officers were also invited to the event to teach children about safety.

OP: I have no clue what to think about this. It seems a little close to the "video games cause violence" argument to me.

Source: http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/6/9/california_elementar.html