Indonesia: Investigate police tear gas use after at least 130 people die in football match stampede

Responding to the deaths of at least 130 people following a stampede at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java on 1 October, Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid said: “We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. No one should lose their lives at a football match.” “We call on […] The post Indonesia: Investigate police tear gas use after at least 130 people die in football match stampede appeared first on Amnesty International.

Missouri School District Brings Back the Paddle to Discipline Students

A school district in southwestern Missouri is bringing back corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure, in the form of spanking with a paddle. Cassville Public Schools announced the option for parents to “opt into” having their children be punished by being “swatted on the buttocks with a paddle,” according to reporting from The Kansas City Star. Under the new policy, students can be hit by a school administrator with a paddle to avoid suspension, with the permission of a parent or guardian. The district’s decision to allow the archaic form of punishment in schools has divided the community. “I do…

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