Since March, Israel has reportedly shot and killed 34 children. That’s more than one murder for each week. In fact, the violence is so extreme that witnesses have claimed children are deliberate targets.
On 30 March, known as ‘Land Day‘, thousands of Palestinians peacefully camped on the Israeli-Gaza border. The intention was to remain there until 15 May, the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”). Nakba acknowledges the displacement of Palestinians after the founding of the Israeli state.
But these peaceful protests met with extreme violence from Israel. In April, a UN statement clearly stated that Gaza is under “military occupation”. And it warned against Israel’s continued use of “excessive force”.
Since then, demonstrations known as the Great Return March have continued. But the violent response of the Israeli military (IDF) hasn’t stopped. And as the Electronic Intifada reported on 24 October, witnesses say Israel intentionally targets children.
This week, some reports suggested Israel had murdered 31 children in 31 weeks:
Source: Israel has killed one child for every week in the last seven months | The Canary
When will appropriate action be taken against the DWP for these cases keep surfacing but no one is held accountable.
This strengthens my agruement that this whole process is geared to kill claimant, which is a sure fire way to reduce the benefits costs.
The DWP should be held on a charge of Murder.
Yet another case of what is wrong with the welfare system. The system should be about the person claiming benefits and they should be at the centre of the process. Not as currently where finance is at the centre.
The Care Act 2014 was supposed to ensure the cared for was at the centre and the system would be there for them, but is the Act worth the paper it is written on.
The Governments whole process is ‘not fit for purpose’ as it is based on making savings without a thought for the consequences for those who are in need of care. Whatever savings they believed they would achieve have been more than spent on appeals after appeals and then the resultant events in court.
The Government are proceeding with a short-term view, when they should be proceeding on the long-term outcomes, which are more relevant.
Until the Government see sense then they will be abusing and punishing the disabled, elderly and those in severely poor health, who are reliant on the welfare benefits they are initially being denied to survive.
For many it is too late for the abusing and punishments have been so severe that they could not take anymore and they felt their only relief would be for them to take their own lives.
In effect they have been murdered by the actions of this Government and those responsible should be made to suffer the consequences, whatever they will be.
Police say they saw an object in Stephan Clark’s hand before they fired 20 bullets that killed him in his back yard Sunday night in Sacramento, a disturbing moment that was made public through body camera footage released Wednesday night.
The two officers were responding to a 911 call about a man breaking vehicle windows when they encountered, then killed, Clark, an unarmed black man.
Video released by the Sacramento Police Department depicts a frantic foot pursuit through darkened streets pierced by white slivers of police flashlight.
Source: Police shot at a man 20 times in his own yard, thinking he had a gun. It was an iPhone. : The Washington Post
Another Republican state lawmaker has made headlines after she shared an image on her Facebook page that suggested protesters should be run over with cars. The picture contained the words “All lives splatter.”
South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, posted the image on Sept. 7, less than a month after the murder of 32-year-old activist, Heath Heyer at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Argus Leader.
The post contained a picture of a car mowing down protesters and read, “Nobody cares about your protest, keep your ass out of the road.” Attached to the image, DiSanto wrote, “I think this is a movement we can all support.”
After the lawmaker’s post began to circulate, especially amongst progressive groups in South Dakota that called for her to apologize, DiSanto removed the post on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after it was originally put online.
“To put up a meme that pretty much encourages violence and possibly murder, that’s inappropriate. She’s a community leader and an elected official,” Lori Miller, a spokeswoman for Indivisible Rapid City, a progressive organization, told the Argus Leader. “Not only is she inciting violence, she is targeting a certain race of people.”
DiSanto hardly apologized for her crude and tone-deaf post and also said she should have given her post more thought because of “the highly charged political environment that we’re in.”
“I am sorry if people took offense to it and perceived my message in any way insinuating support or condoning people being hit by cars,” she said, according to the Rapid City Journal. “I perceived it differently. I perceived it as encouraging people to stay out of the street.”
Source: South Dakota Republican posts meme supporting running over protesters – Salon.com