Man bites womans ear in bizarre, unprovoked attack

Man bites womans ear in bizarre, unprovoked attack

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage of an unprovoked attack in which a man bit the ear of a 21-year-old woman in a taxi company waiting room in Wigan. Detective Constable Mark Swindlehurst of GMP’s Wigan Borough said that “this was unprovoked attack on an innocent woman.” The woman received minor injuries. Jan 4, 2017
Gunmen storm jail freeing over 150 prisoners in the Southern Philippines

Gunmen storm jail freeing over 150 prisoners in the Southern Philippines

Several men armed with guns stormed the North Cotabato District jail in Kidapawan city, almost 930km south-east of Manila in one of the biggest jail breaks in recent times. More than 150 inmates escaped from the prison after gunmen attacked the prison killing one guard, in the early hours of 4 January. Jan 4, 2017
North Carolina police officer slams teen girl to the floor in shocking video

North Carolina police officer slams teen girl to the floor in shocking video

A US police officer was caught on camera slamming a teenage girl to the ground at the Rolesville High School on Tuesday, 3 January, causing outrage on social media. Rolesville police arrived at the school in response to reports of a fight involving at least two girls, according to local media. The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave following the incident. Wake County Public Schools is working with the police in its investigation. Jan 4, 2017
Distressing video of Myanmar police abusing Rohingya causes outrage

Distressing video of Myanmar police abusing Rohingya causes outrage

Authorities in Myanmar have been forced to investigate a video which claims to show Rohingya civilians being abused by police in Kotankauk Village, Maungdaw in Myanmar. To date, Myanmar’s government has refused to answer allegations of genocide of the Muslim Rohingya people in Rakhine state. Jan 3, 2017

Brazil: 56 killed in violent prison riot in the Anisio Jobim prison complex

A clash between rival gangs at the Anisio Jobim prison complex in Manaus, Brazil, has lead to the deaths of at least 56 people. It has been reported that bodies were thrown over the wall of the complex, and at least six people were decapitated. The massacre marked the latest clash between inmates aligned with the Sao Paulo based First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital, or PCC) – Brazils most powerful drug gang – and local criminal group the North Family. The gang is believed to be attacking PCC inmates at the behest of the Rio de Janeiro based Red Command (Comando Vermelho or CV), Brazils second largest drug gang. In the violence, 74 prisoners were reportedly taken hostage with some executed and some released. Sundays riot was the deadliest in years. Jan 3, 2017