Black and Arab men in France are 20 times more likely to be randomly stopped by police. @hrw reports their "discriminatory and abusive " checks: ▪️ Often involve invasive pat-downs ▪️ Target disadvantaged neighborhoods ▪️ Target children as young as 10 ▪️ Most stops not recorded
France's government is backing a new security law to effectively ban publishing images or video of police. Critics say it attacks press freedom and silences people reporting on police brutality, especially against Black and Arab men — who are 20X more likely to be stopped.
95 people across France were arrested at protests over plans to restrict sharing images of police. Black and Arab people are 20X more likely to be stopped by police. One woman, a victim of police violence, said: "I no longer trust this police, and I will never trust them again."
With the Black Sea sitting at an important junction between Europe, Asia and the Middle East @LukeDCoffey breaks down the geopolitical fault-lines in the competition between the global great powers Full report on Arab News Research & Studies:
Global demand is collapsing. If Arab oil states do not wean their economies off the black stuff, they will suffer a similar fate #TheWorldIn2021
NEW: Rev. Al Sharpton announces plans for an Aug. 28 march in Washington, DC, on the anniversary of the March on Washington: “We need to go back to Washington and stand up — black, white, Latino, Arab in the shadows of Lincoln and tell them ‘This is the time to stop this.’”
3 police in France were charged with manslaughter for killing a North African delivery man, pinning him down with his helmet on during a traffic stop. #CedricChouviat said "I'm suffocating" 7 times. Black/Arab men are 20x more likely to be randomly stopped by police in France.
Thousands protested in Paris to mark 4 years since police killed #AdamaTraore : "We don't forget. We don't forgive." He died on his 24th birthday after 3 officers held him down to check his ID. Black and Arab men in France are 20x more likely to be randomly stopped by police
For minorities in France’s forgotten suburbs, a new president will not change the racist attitudes that keep black and Arab youth jobless.