When a police officer stops a Black driver, the first 45 words said by that officer hold important clues about how their encounter is likely to go.
Car stops that result in a search, handcuffing, or arrest are nearly three times more likely to begin with the police officer issuing a command, such as "Keep your hands on the wheel" or "Turn the car off."
That's according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examined police body-camera footage of 577 routine car stops involving Black drivers.
Eighty-one of these stops ultimately involved searches, handcuffings, or arrests. That kind of outcome was less likely when a police officer's first words provided a reason for the stop.
"Nurse refuses to perform CPR," read the caption on an ABC newscast in California. "911 dispatcher's pleas ignored." Several days earlier, an elderly woman at a senior living facility had gone into cardiac arrest. The dispatcher instructed an employee to perform CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. But the employee refused.
"Is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" the dispatcher said. It made the local news, which elicited a national outcry and prompted a police investigation. But the woman was already dead — her heart had stopped. And according to family, the woman had wished to "die naturally and without any kind of life-prolonging intervention."
So why the controversy? It comes down to a widespread misconception of what CPR can, and can't, do. CPR can sometimes save lives, but it also has a dark side.
HALIFAX, May 29 (Reuters) - A wildfire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax led to mandatory evacuation orders for thousands of homes, and officials said residents will not be not allowed to return until advised by municipal authorities.
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage said the evacuations impacted about 18,000 people.
The orders issued Sunday cover areas of Hammonds Plains, Upper Tantallon and Pockwock. These suburban communities are home to many of the city's workers and are situated about 15 miles from Halifax. Residents in nearby neighborhoods, which are surrounded by forest, were left uneasy throughout the night.
A beluga whale that turned up in Norway wearing a harness in 2019, prompting speculation it was a spy trained by the Russian navy, has reappeared off Sweden’s coast.
First discovered in Norway’s far northern region of Finnmark, the whale spent more than three years slowly moving down the top half of the Norwegian coastline, before suddenly speeding up in recent months to cover the second half and move on to Sweden.
On Sunday, he was observed in Hunnebostrand, off Sweden’s south-western coast.
“We don’t know why he has sped up so fast right now,” said Sebastian Strand, a marine biologist with the OneWhale organisation, adding that it was particularly puzzling because the whale was moving “very quickly away from his natural environment”.
The human cost of El Salvador’s controversial “war on gangs” has been laid bare in a new report which claims dozens of prisoners were tortured and killed in jail after being caught up in the year-long security crackdown.
The detailed 107-page report from human rights group Cristosal said at least 153 people had died in custody after being arrested as part of President Nayib Bukele’s year long offensive against the Central American country’s notorious “pandillas”.
The NGO said it had confirmed 29 of those fatalities as violent deaths and another 46 were considered. In most of those 75 cases, Cristosal said the bodies of the victims showed signs of torture, beatings or strangulation. Other dead inmates also showed signs of injuries but were classified as having died of “undetermined” or “natural” causes meaning the true number of violent deaths could be higher.
People who have a diet rich in flavanols, which are found in tea, apples and berries, may be less likely to develop age-related memory loss, research suggests.
A three-year study of 3,562 people aged about 71 found those with high regular flavanol consumption had better hippocampal memory function, which includes short-term memory-making, than those who didn’t.
The research, published in the US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggested consuming a supplement of 500mg of flavanols daily could reverse the negative effect on memory function of low flavanol intake in older people.
Russia has launched a wave of air attacks on Kyiv just hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the country’s air defence units for saving hundreds of lives by shooting down a barrage of Russian drones and missiles aimed at the capital and other locations.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, air defence systems in Kyiv were engaged in shooting down incoming targets, city officials said, as air raid sirens blared in several regions.
“A massive attack!” Kyiv’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app. “Do not leave shelters.”
Klitschko said that a 27-year-old woman was taken to hospital after sustaining injuries in southwestern Holosiivskyi district. He later reported that one person had been killed in the latest Russian air attack.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law one of the world’s strictest anti-homosexuality measures, drawing widespread condemnation from within the country and internationally.
“I now encourage the duty bearers under the law to execute the mandate bestowed upon them in the Anti-Homosexuality Act,” Speaker of Parliament Anita Among said in a post on Twitter on Monday.
“The people of Uganda have spoken, and it is your duty to now enforce the law in a fair, steadfast, and firm manner.”
Same-sex relations were already illegal in Uganda, as they are in more than 30 African countries, but the new law goes much further in targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Several top German politicians and crowds of mourners attended the commemoration to the victims of a 1993arson attack in Solingen. The far-right hate crime claimed lives of two Turkish women and three girls.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany would now bow to threats xenophobic terror.
"Even 30 years after the cruel act of Solingen, we are still stunned, angry, sad. But: we are not intimidated, not helpless, not idle," Steinmeier said.
"Today we pause together and mourn Gursun Ince, Hatice Genc, Gulustan Ozturk, Hulya Genc, Saime Genc," Steinmeier said.
Surviving members of the Genc family, whose home was burnt down in the attack, also attended the Monday ceremony.
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In a joint interview Monday morning, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun reflected on their characters’ bond and their big finale slap fight. “It was real,” Macfadyen said.
Sadomasochistic. Abusive. Codependent. These might all describe the deranged bromance between Tom Wambsgans, the cornfed basic, and Greg Hirsch, the leggy princeling of ATN, in “Succession.”
But despite blackmail and ritual humiliation, this proved to be the most enduring and arguably the most loving relationship in the show, which wrapped up on Sunday night. (Spoilers follow.) So loving, in fact, that multiple fans have re-cut scenes of the pair scored to Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me.”
As the son-in-law (Matthew Macfadyen’s Tom) and great-nephew (Nicholas Braun’s Greg) of the billionaire Logan Roy (Brian Cox), these men were both insiders and outsiders, privy to the power of the Roys, but never quite of it. Their double act, however sadistic, provided many of the show’s lighter moments. This duo, who called themselves the Disgusting Brothers, observed the drama while often remaining just beyond its reach.