Black Misandry: Florida Deputy Shoots Black Man in the Back in Newly Released Body Cam Footage

Authorities have released graphic body camera footage showing a Florida deputy fatally shooting a young Black man in the back.

Salaythis Melvin, 22, was shot by Deputy James Montiel outside the Florida Mall in Orange County on August 7. He later died in hospital.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released six body camera videos capturing the incident, but none clearly shows whether or not Melvin was armed at the time.

The videos released on Tuesday were from the body cameras of six different deputies who were at the scene, according to ClickOrlando.com. None of them were from Montiel’s point of view.

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Brad Laurent, an attorney representing the Melvin family, told the Orlando Sentinel that the sheriff’s office informed him that Montiel did not have body camera footage from the shooting. It’s not clear if that means he was not wearing a body camera or it was not activated at the time of the shooting.

https://www.newsweek.com/body-camera-footage-released-shooting-black-man-1526156

India: 52.4% of men from Rural Haryana experienced gender-based violence at the hand of women.

Background:

Research across the globe highlights rights violations and abuses experienced by women and seldom are channeled toward any atrocities being experienced by men. Objectives: To find the prevalence, characteristics, and sociodemographic correlates of gender-based violence against men.

Materials and Methods:

It was a community-based, cross-sectional study using multistage random sampling in which a total of 1000 married men in the age group of 21–49 years were interviewed using modified conflict tactics scale.

Results:

In the present study, 52.4% of men experienced gender-based violence. Out of 1000, males 51.5% experienced violence at the hands of their wives/intimate partner at least once in their lifetime and 10.5% in the last 12 months. The most common spousal violence was emotional (51.6%) followed by physical violence (6%). Only in one-tenth cases, physical assaults were severe. In almost half of the cases, husband initiated physical and emotional violence. Gender symmetry does not exist in India for physical violence. Less family income, education up to middle class, nuclear family setup, and perpetrator under the influence of alcohol were identified as risk factors. Earning spouse with education up to graduation is the risk factor for bidirectional physical violence.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437789/

“This is a cover-up,”: MP Pierre Poilievre says about WE Charity document redactions

Conservative MP and finance critic Pierre Poilievre accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of engaging in a “cover-up” of the WE Charity scandal.

On Tuesday, Trudeau announced he would be releasing requested documents on WE Charity to the ethics committee shortly after he prorogued parliament.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Poilievre pointed out inconsistencies between the content of the documents and testimonies provided to the committee. Poilievre also slammed the Liberals for redacting crucial information from the disclosure. 

“Why don’t we ask what’s in those pages in a Parliamentary committee? Justin Trudeau shut down those Parliamentary committees. When did he do it? The same day these documents became public! What a coincidence,” said Poilievre. 

The Conservatives have accused the prime minister of using prorogation as an excuse to avoid further scrutiny of his involvement in awarding WE Charity a $900 million student service grant contract. 

Trudeau was implicated in the scandal, alongside former Finance Minister Bill Morneau, after reports of personal and financial ties between the two and WE emerged in July.  

“This is a cover-up. The prime minister personally intervened to give half a billion-dollar grant to a group that had paid his family half a million dollars. He is covering it up by blacking it out, and shutting down our investigations,” said Poilievre.