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The Staten Island grand jury must have seen the same video everyone else did: the one showing a group of New York City police officers swarming and killing an unarmed black man, Eric Garner.
Yet they have declined to bring charges against the plainclothes officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who is seen on the video girdling Mr. Garner’s neck in a chokehold, which the department bans, throwing him to the ground and pushing his head into the pavement.
via New Inquiry Needed on Eric Garner’s Death – NYTimes.com.
Israeli special forces on Wednesday detained an eight-year-old Palestinian in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, a local information center said.
Majdi Abbasi of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that Obeida Ayesh, eight, was arrested in the Ein al-Lawza area of the neighborhood.
Obeida’s mother was allowed to accompany him, Abbasi said.
There were no clashes going on in the area at the time of the arrest, he added.
According to a 2013 report by the UN children’s fund, Israel is the only country in the world where children were systematically tried in military courts, practicing “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.”
Over the past decade, UNICEF noted that Israel has detained “an average of two children each day.”
via Israeli forces arrest 8-year-old in East Jerusalem | Maan News Agency.
The EVE Auction in Paris is selling sacred items of Pueblos, Dine’ and the Plains, continuing an act of cultural genocide for the fifth year. The EVE catalog lists sacred Kachinas and Masks of Hopi, Acoma, Laguna, Zuni, Santo Domingo, Tesuque and other Pueblos. There are also Dine’ (Navajo) Ceremonial Yeibeichei Masks.
There is also a sacred item of the Kiowa listed in the auction, and pouches listed as Cheyenne Arapahoe, Sioux and Plains Indians. There are leggings of the Sioux and Cheyenne, and a rare item belonging to the Hupa in California.
The auction is slated in Paris for Dec. 15, 2014.
via CENSORED NEWS: Paris Auction selling Hopi, Pueblo, Navajo and Plains Sacred Items.