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Blinken vows ‘collective response’ to tanker attack pinned on Iran, as Tehran warns Washington against any ‘adventures’ - rt

Blinken vows ‘collective response’ to tanker attack pinned on Iran, as Tehran warns Washington against any ‘adventures’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has promised there will be a “collective response” to the attack on the Israeli-operated tanker off Oman, which Washington blames on Tehran, as Iran vowed a response of its own to any threat.
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A West Midlands police officer has been found guilty of assaulting two members of the public, both of whom were Black, during the first Covid lockdown. PC Declan Jones attacked a man while on duty in the Aston area of the city, then the following day he kicked and punched a 15-year-old boy who he…
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A Third Cop Who Served During the Capitol Riot Has Died By Suicide

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Government sources have said plans for a new amber watch list of countries will be dropped, amid opposition from aviation bosses and some Tory MPs. Fully vaccinated travellers from the US and amber EU countries can now enter England, Scotland and Wales without having to quarantine, although stricter rules remain in place for France. The…
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A German frigate has set sail for the South China Sea for the first time in some two decades as part of a six-month mission, as Berlin pledges its commitment to its allies and to ‘freedom of navigation’.
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Doctors in Nigeria have begun an indefinite strike over what they say are late payment of wages and Covid allowances, as well as poor working conditions. The industrial action comes as hundreds of Covid cases are recorded daily.
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Tehran vows ‘strong’ response to any ‘adventure’ as UK summons Iranian ambassador over attack on tanker off Oman

Iran has said it would not hesitate to give a “strong” and “prompt” response to any threat while slamming “false” accusations as the UK summoned its envoy over the attack on the Israeli-operated tanker off the coast of Oman.
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Black Girl Detained Since May for Missed Homework Is Finally Being Released to Her Mom

Black Girl Detained Since May for Missed Homework Is Finally Being Released to Her Mom

vice - 1 year ago

The 15-year-old Black girl who was being kept at a juvenile facility in Oakland County, Michigan, for failing to do her class assignments, has finally been granted her release.

A three-judge appellate panel with the Michigan Court of Appeals determined Friday that the teen, who is known only by the pseudonym “Grace,” will be immediately released into her mother’s custody.

Grace had been detained since May 14, after violating her probation by missing homework assignments that were part of her remote learning curriculum. The teen, who is diagnosed with ADHD, was first sentenced to probation after stealing a cellphone from a classmate sometime last year and biting her mother’s hand last November. After violating the probation, she was tasked with completing a “treatment program” at the Children’s Village detention center.

Grace’s unique case first began to receive national attention following an investigation from Pro Publica earlier this month, sparking outrage among parents and educators, as well as online campaigns and protests to free the young girl. She became the latest poster child of the over-policing of young Black children in America. A petition organized by a group of organizations known as the #FreeGrace community collective on the website Change.org received over 314,000 signatures in support of her release.

Despite the national anger, Grace’s attempts to appeal her stay at the detention center were denied by Oakland County Family Court Division Judge Mary Ellen Brennan, who called her “a threat to the community” when she was first sentenced back in mid-May.

”No question in my mind you miss your mother, terribly; your mother misses you terribly,” Brennan told a sobbing Grace in court earlier this month when she told the judge she missed her mom. “No question in my mind: The right thing right now is for you guys to be separated until when I put you back together.”

While Grace’s mother has yet to release a statement, the Michigan Liberation Action Fund, one of the many organizations part of the #FreeGrace Collective, tweeted about the good news.

“Grace is going home!” the tweet said. “[Fifteen-year-old] Black girl in detention for not doing online work is getting released! THANKS to all who helped make this possible... let us not forget the countless 'Grace's' still out there. Just another example of why Oakland County needs a new prosecutor.”

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