This is worrying and also discriminatory.

If this had been a Black student attacking a White teacher’s assistant, would he have been released without bail. Would he have even been released.

This is a serious charge so at least bail should have been a requirement.

There will be no justice and equality anywhere, but expressly in America until all persons are dealt with equally.

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A white student who stands accused of brutally beating a black teacher’s assistant was released without bail on Wednesday, the Star-Tribune reports.

Corey David Burfield, 18, of St. Paul , is charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault. He was allowed to go home after his mother said she would watch him, and was allowed to leave jail without posting any bail.

The hand of God is not short that it cannot save. The temperature must increase before deliverance. It gets hottest right before a breakthrough. Keep your eyes on Jesus.

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Amazon’s Alexa device has a lot of good qualities, but one bad one: It eavesdrops.

A couple in Portland, Oregon, was shocked to discover Alexa recorded a private conversation in their home and then sent it to a random person on their contact list.

Danielle, who asked her last name not be identified, told KIRO TV the revelation brought to life a fear that she and her husband had when they first installed the devices to handle their home’s heat, lights and security system.

“My husband and I would joke and say ‘I’d bet these devices are listening to what we’re saying,’” she said.

Things took a chilling turn into Big Brother territory about two weeks ago when the couple got a phone call from an employee of Danielle’s husband.

The message: “Unplug your Alexa devices right now. You’re being hacked.”

 

Source: Amazon Admits Alexa Device Eavesdropped On Portland Family : Huffington Post


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Disabled activists have told Motability it would be “obscene” not to expand a fund that provides grants to customers with high support needs, after an inquiry heavily criticised the decision to pay the executive running the car scheme £1.7 million.

A report by the work and pensions and Treasury select committees says the £1.7 million paid in 2017 to Mike Betts, the chief executive of Motability Operations, was “totally unacceptable” when the company received “substantial and unique support” from the government.

No other vehicle leasing company can compete with Motability because of the public funding it receives through the mobility allowances of its customers – paid directly from the Department for Work and Pensions – and the £700 million a year it receives in tax exemptions, says the report.

The report also says that the level of reserves held by Motability Operations – at £2.4 billion – is “out of…

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Source: Read reactions from business world to the cancelled Trump-Kim talks:  Ace Worldwide News Group

 


MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday it was deeply sceptical about Yulia Skripal’s first media appearance since she and her father Sergei were poisoned by a nerve agent in England and said it was unclear if she had been talking of her own free will.

 

Source: Kremlin says unconvinced by Yulia Skripal’s first media outing : Reuters


The extraordinary scenes on Saturday as the Queen welcomed an American actor into her family cloaked an uncomfortable reality. Despite the apparent public appreciation of the pomp and pageantry, the monarchy’s hold on its position is nothing like as stable as the hysteria might suggest.

Nor should the 230 pages of coverage of the event in Sunday’s national newspapers blind us to the fact that the days of newsprint are numbered too. Without denying that there was an intense and genuine public interest in the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we need to remove the blinkers to view it for what it is: a turning point in Britain’s history.

In truth, two institutions, monarchy and the press, are walking hand in hand towards their doom after 400 years of interdependence. Viewed rationally, we can see how popular newspapers – which is an oxymoronic term nowadays – spent months manufacturing synthetic public excitement about the marriage. Their coverage, far from reflecting modernity, was marked by all the old tropes: fawning fascination, carping criticism, preposterous speculation and the elevation of the trivial to an implausible level of significance.

 

Source: Royal wedding shows growing irrelevance of monarchy d press | Roy Greenslade | The Guardian


The Government have been told time after time that sanctions are not the answer, especially for disabled people. Instead of applying sanctions the DWP should be helping people into employment.

Unfortunately the DWP lives in ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ or they are working to make people fail.

Some of the reasons ignored by the DWP for failing to attend DWP meeting requests, are already working, in hospital, no suitable transport available to get to meeting and many others.

The DWP is not ‘fit for purpose’ and they themselves should be sanctioned for creating impossible conditions for claimants to adhere to.

Govt Newspeak

Study concludes that punishing claimants triggers profoundly negative outcomes

A protest in Kentish Town, north-west London, against benefit cuts and sanctions. A protest in NW London, against benefit cuts and sanctions.

Benefit sanctions are ineffective at getting jobless people into work and are more likely to reduce those affected to poverty, ill-health or even survival crime, the UK’s most extensive study of welfare conditionality has found.

The five-year exercise tracking hundreds of claimants concludes that the controversial policy of docking benefits as punishment for alleged failures to comply with jobcentre rules has been little short of disastrous.

A view on the government’s punitive and repugnant benefits policy

“Benefit sanctions do little to enhance people’s motivation to prepare for, seek or enter paid work. They routinely trigger profoundly negative personal, financial, health and behavioural outcomes,” the study concludes.

Despite claims by ministers in recent years that rigorously enforced conditionality – including mandatory 35-hour job searches – incentivised claimants to move off benefits…

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A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.

With the court’s five conservative members in the majority, the justices held that individual employees can be forced to use arbitration, not the courts, to air complaints about wages and overtime. Four dissenting liberal justices said the decision will hit low-wage, vulnerable workers especially hard.

While the complaints in Monday’s decision involved pay issues, the outcome also might extend to workplace discrimination and other disputes if employee contracts specify that they must be dealt with in one-on-one arbitration.

Workers who want to take action against sexual harassment, pay discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and racial discrimination “may now be forced behind closed doors into an individual, costly – and often secret – arbitration process,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center.

 

Source: Supreme Court deals defeat to workers’ rights, upholding arbitration for individuals only – Chicago Tribune


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a range of symptoms, including hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention, and behavioral problems. ADHD may also affect romantic relationships, feelings of self-worth, or even the ability to perform sexually.

These markers are not used to make a diagnosis, and they may be due to the disorder itself or develop as a side effect of medicines used for treatment.

 

Source: ADHD and sexuality: Effects, dysfunction, sex drive, and more : Medical News Today


Again one more, how far do we have to go as the assessments are ‘not fit for purpose’ and neither are the persons making these ridiculous decisions.

The rollout of Universal Credit needs to be stopped until sensible decisions are being made, which at this rate will be never.

As I have said before this Government and the DWP will not rest until every claimant is dead, due to the stresses being caused by these ridiculous decisions.

Govt Newspeak

Disabled man born with 17 holes in his heart who had five operations denied benefits for months and told to get a job after moving on to Universal Credit

Samuel Moore, 24, who even tried his hand at a job but had to quit after just a few days, was rejected for Personal Independence Payments after doctors said he should stay on it for life

A DISABLED man born with 17 holes in his heart has been denied benefits and told to start looking for a job. Samuel Moore, 24, who has undergone five operations for his condition and wasn’t expected to live longer than three weeks, was repeatedly rejected for Personal Independence Payments. But Sam – who had his first operation to try and repair parts of his heart at just six months old, says he’s a 24-year-old trapped in an 80-year-old’s body.

He desperately doesn’t want to rely on…

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