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Sunday April 21st, 2019 night edition

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'Just let them die': Ohio guards laughed as supremacist stabbed cuffed black inmates, suit says.

An Ohio prison staff acted with callous indifference as a white supremacist attacked four black inmates handcuffed to a table, according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month in the Southern District of Ohio.

Two correctional officers, identified only by their surnames, Faye and Dalton, laughed as the four black inmates were brutally stabbed in June 2017, the suit says.

It claims the victims' civil rights were violated, including that they suffered cruel and unusual punishment because of the prison guards' inaction.

Pugh, Lee and two other black inmates were strip searched before they were allowed out of their cells for recreational time.

Reinke is identified in the suit as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, a violent white supremacist group.

Faye and Dalton, the guards, stood nearby behind a locked door and "laughed as Mr. Pugh, Mr. Lee and the other inmates were stabbed.". »

Airbnb’s explosive growth jolts hotel industry’s bottom line

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New research from Florida State University finds Airbnb’s exponential growth worldwide is devouring an increasing share of hotel revenues and also driving down room prices and occupancy rates.

“Increased competition from Airbnb is mainly affecting hotel prices and revenues, but occupancy rates are also down slightly.”.

The study found increasing demand for authenticity in lodging, and travelers felt Airbnb properties were more authentic than franchised hotels. »

Grand Rapids could make it illegal to call police on people of color for ‘participating in their lives’

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids could soon have an ordinance that would make it a criminal misdemeanor to racially profile people of color for “participating in their lives.”.

In recent years, DeRoo said Grand Rapids police have been unnecessarily dispatched to situations due to 911 calls that were perhaps made due to implicit bias or discrimination.

“Often times, the Grand Rapids Police Department ends up being caught in the middle of what is a bigger community problem,” DeRoo said. »

Yemen risks 'massive resurgence' of cholera: Oxfam

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Oxfam has warned that war-torn Yemen risks a "massive resurgence" of cholera, with around 195,000 suspected cases of the disease recorded so far this year.

"Fears that the world's worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence are growing," the relief organisation said Thursday.

The water-borne bacterial infection has claimed more than 3,000 lives in Yemen since the outbreak began in 2016, according to Oxfam. »

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Legalize Marijuana Nationwide, Expunge Criminal Records of Those Jailed for Pot Offenses

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First-term Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said Saturday morning that she believes it is time for the U.S. to not only legalize pot on a countrywide basis, but to retroactively clear the criminal records of those previously jailed on marijuana charges.

"We must finally legalize cannabis nationwide and expunge records for those incarcerated for cannabis-related offenses.".

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, Omar's statement about marijuana arrests disproportionately affecting people of color was accurate. »