With less than a week to Election Day, the Black Lives Matter movement, which dominated the political discourse over the summer, has continued to lose support since protesters first began demanding racial justice. A national poll from Civiqs shows that net support for Black Lives Matter has fallen 14 percent since demonstrators flooded streets across the nation following the death of George Floyd over Memorial Day weekend. As of Monday, net support among registered voters for the movement is at 10 percent, compared to the 24 percent observed on June 5, less than two weeks after Floyd's death. The poll found that with eight days to the election, 48 percent of registered voters supported Black Lives Matter, 38 percent opposed the movement, and another 13 percent neither supported or opposed or were unsure. Support is greatest among younger voters with the majority of those aged 18 to 49 in favor of the movement. Women were also 10 percent more likely than men to support Black … [Read more...] about With Days to the Election, Net Support for BLM Movement Has Dropped 14%
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Lauren Goodger has spoken out after the funeral of her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean. The former TOWIE star shared snaps from the farewell ceremony held at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Essex earlier today. “Today was special,” she penned alongside a picture of Jake’s funeral brochure. The front of the booklet read “celebrating the life of Jake Robert McLean, always in our hearts,” alongside a picture of Jake in a van. “His smile and energy would light up anyone’s day, to know Jake was to love him, a true legend, may he rest in peace,” a tribute read on cover. Lauren has shared an emotional slideshow of pictures with Jake ( Image: FameFlynet.uk.com) Lauren shared a snap of the funeral booklet for Jake McLean ( Image: Instagram / laurengoodger) Lauren then shared an emotional slideshow video made up of old archived pictures of the pair together, all to the song My All by Mariah Carey. The lyrics “I’d give me all to have just one more night with you” … [Read more...] about Lauren Goodger breaks silence on ex Jake McLean’s death as she shares heartbreaking photos
A Texan woman is facing the death penalty after killing a 21-year-old woman and cutting her unborn baby from her womb. Taylor Rene Parker was found guilty of murdering Reagan Michelle Simmons-Hancock and kidnapping her daughter. Parker cut Simmons-Hancock from “hip to hip" after beating her in the head five times in October 2020. Simmons-Hancock is said to have still been alive after having her baby cut from her womb. “It was no quick death,” said assistant district attorney Lauren Richards. "She just kept cutting her. I guess Reagan would not die fast enough for Taylor to get out of there and get on with her plans.” “The pain Reagan must have felt when Taylor started cutting her abdomen, hip to hip… indescribable," she added. After leaving Simmons-Hancock alone to die in front of her three-year-old daughter, Parker drove alone with the baby on her lap. The 29-year-old mother of two stuffed the placenta in her own trousers to fake giving birth. Prosecutors told the court … [Read more...] about Woman who killed friend and cut unborn baby from her womb faces death penalty
Relatives of a man shot dead by police have called for an urgent decision on criminal charges in the case, saying they "need answers". Chris Kaba's family was speaking outside a coroner's court after a brief initial hearing, a month after his death in Streatham Hill, south London. Mr Kaba had been driving his Audi while being followed by an unmarked police car with no lights or sirens minutes before he was shot, the Inner South London Coroner's Court was told. He was then blocked by a marked police vehicle, with "contact" between the two cars, before a marksman fired a single shot through the windscreen, hitting him in the head. Mr Kaba was unarmed. His cousin Jefferson Bosela said outside court: "We need answers. Not just this family, but the whole of London - the whole of the country - needs to know how something like this could occur. "How can a young man, sitting in a car, unarmed, be shot in the head by police in London in 2022? "This should never have … [Read more...] about Chris Kaba’s relatives ‘need answers’ as inquest opens into his death
The Good Doctor: Lea Dilalllo omits negative review of Shaun Murphy SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info ABC viewers have finally been given some good news regarding the latest season of the Freddie Highmore-led hospital drama. After heading on an indefinite hiatus near the end of last year, an unexpected shake-up to the schedule has meant new episodes of The Good Doctor are just under two weeks away. Related articles Coronation Street arrest after teen tampers with spiking evidence? Remainer Femi says UK isn't a democracy in Brexit row The network has set Monday, February 28 as the release date for the next highly-anticipated episode of The Good Doctor. Dr Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie … [Read more...] about The Good Doctor season 5 return date finally confirmed by ABC – and it’s just days away
An angry farmer has threatened to shoot any dogs that are spotted off their leads after his two-week-old lamb was brutally mauled to death. Stuart Alderson issued the warning to "careless" pet owners following the latest attack to cause bloodshed at Paddock Leach Farm. He has decided to ramp up his measures to protect his livestock after dog walkers continue to ignore his signs, begging them to keep their dogs on their lead. READ MORE Greggs fan eats 'most sausage rolls in 30 minutes' - gets pastry tattoo to celebrate Stuart says the ongoing issue is not only killing his current sheep but has resulted in pregnant livestock losing their lambs. “I had a two-week-old lamb that was killed by a dog and left to die by the dog owner," he explained. “I have signs everywhere telling dog walkers to keep their pets on a lead because it takes 12 months really to properly get a lamb on the ground. “Then in 30 seconds of carelessness and selfishness, a lamb can be killed by … [Read more...] about Angry farmer threatens to shoot off-lead dogs after two-week-old lamb mauled to death
A man has admitted killing a mother and three children whose bodies were found in a house in Derbyshire. Damien Bendall pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 11-year-old Lacey Bennett, her brother John Paul Bennett, 13, their mother Terri Harris, 35, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, also 11. During an appearance at Derby Crown Court, Bendall entered the pleas while he denied the murder of all four victims. The 32-year-old will face trial on 24 November over the murder charges and was remanded in custody until then. The trial is expected to take three weeks. The four were found dead at a house in Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, near Sheffield, on 19 September 2021. Bendall, of Chandos Crescent, allegedly murdered each victim on a day between 17-20 September. He also pleaded not guilty to a charge alleging he raped Lacey last September. Other details of the hearing cannot be reported for legal reasons. … [Read more...] about Killamarsh deaths: Damien Bendall admits manslaughter of a mother and three children whose bodies were found in house
Ukraine has said that Russia lost 25 tanks and 37 armored vehicles in a single day as it gave its latest estimates of Russian losses. On Saturday, the Ukrainian armed forces said on its Facebook page that Russia had lost an additional 25 tanks, taking the total number of such vehicles reportedly destroyed since the start of the full-scale invasion on February 24 to 2,034. In its daily update, Ukraine also said that Russia now had lost a total of 4,403 combat armored machines, with 37 destroyed on a single day. "The opponent suffered the biggest losses in the Donetsk and Kryvyi Rih directions," its Facebook statement said, referring to the center and east of the country. The U.K. Ministry of Defence in May said that Russia was losing a large number of tanks and that Moscow had taken 50-year-old T-62 tanks out of storage to be used by its Southern Grouping of Forces (SGF). Meanwhile, the death toll of Russian troops is also nearing 50,000, according to the latest Ukrainian … [Read more...] about Russia Loses 25 Tanks, 37 Armored Vehicles in a Single Day: Ukraine
In power for just 28 days - and for 10 of them politics was paused following the death of the Queen - it has been the worst possible start for Liz Truss. A (mini) budget unveiling £45bn of tax cuts without a fiscal framework, precipitating a £65bn emergency bond buying programme by the Bank of England to protect pension funds. The pound tanked, 1,000 mortgage deals were withdrawn from the markets in anticipation of an interest rates spike. And then a prime minister who was not the lady for turning, has announced a huge policy U-turn. So the question for the new prime minister was really a question of leadership - and judgement. How bad is it and, crucially, can Liz Truss win back control? She never had emphatic backing from the parliamentary party anyway - Rishi Sunak was initially their first choice. More on Conservatives Liz Truss to close Tory conference by defending 'new approach' – after turbulent gathering Home Secretary Suella Braverman … [Read more...] about After only 28 days, Liz Truss has had the worst possible start – can she win back control?
A full century since seizing the reigns of the Russian state from the grip of a weak cabinet and an ousted royal dynasty, Vladimir Lenin can still draw a crowd in Russia's capital, Moscow. But the citizens of Russia no longer gather in Red Square to hear the leader of the 1917 revolution give a rousing speech, rather they queue for a glimpse of Lenin's inanimate body, embalmed and laid to rest in his public tomb. Whether or not Lenin should remain on show in front of the Kremlin is a debate that began even while he was alive. As his health declined, Lenin's acolytes discussed whether his body should be displayed in a masoleum. His contemporaries Leon Trotsky, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Bukharin famously opposed the idea of his embalming, while his late wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, wrote for the Pravda newspaper in the year of his death: "Do not build for him monuments, castles in his name, (hold) opulent receptions in his memories etc. To all of this he assigned such little … [Read more...] about Can Russia Ever Bury Its Past With Lenin in Red Square?