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WATCH: Aussie cops leave man in coma after ramming him with car & kicking him IN THE HEAD during violent arrest

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A Victoria man was left in a medically-induced coma after a brutal arrest in which police hit him with a cruiser before one of the responding officers stomped on the man’s head as his colleagues held him down.

The man, identified as Timothy Atkins, reportedly lives with bipolar disorder and had been waiting for more than a day for mental health help inside the nearby Northern Hospital in Epping, just north of Melbourne, before he gave up and walked out. 




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The hospital called the police on him, who arrived a short time later at approximately 4:10pm local time on Sunday.

Civil rights groups are calling for an independent inquiry into the responding officers after harrowing footage of the extremely violent incident was shared online. 

Warning: Some viewers may find these videos upsetting.

#BREAKING New video shows police drive into a man in Epping before an officer stomped on his head during his arrest yesterday. The man, 32, was unarmed and was earlier at Northern Hospital for mental health help but police say he was aggressive and assaulted an officer. pic.twitter.com/RpzPW8Acyl

— Paul Dowsley (@paul_dowsley) September 14, 2020

In the first video, Atkins is seen walking through stopped traffic before he turns and walks away from an oncoming police car which then accelerates into him and knocks him to the ground.  

You do not understand true fury until you witness this shit in person. A police car RAMMED INTO HIM sending him flying across the road, and then this happened. He resisted arrest, but this is UNJUSTIFIABLE. Epping Victoria 3076. Please RT.#PoliceBrutalitypic.twitter.com/El9w2V0x2L

— Jake Edwards (@jakerjedwards) September 13, 2020

Another eyewitness video shot several minutes later shows at least five police officers attempting to restrain Atkins before one of the group stomps on his head. 

“Are you f**king kidding me?” a bystander yells. 

Akins was rushed to hospital shortly after the arrest and put into an induced coma. 

the cops drove at him, thus they caused the damage, surprised that the cops haven’t charges him with leaving the scene of the accident after he flew through the air away from the car

— Norman Partington (@njptower) September 14, 2020

“It is like watching a video from America or Beirut,” Atkins father told the Herald Sun, adding that his son has severe mental illness but does not have a history of violence.

“Police are not above the law, they should be held accountable. They were kicking him and he wasn’t even fighting back. It was extremely excessive.”

So they say he assaulted an officer but it doesn’t matter what that man did.Vic Police lost the PR war a week ago, they just doubled down here.

— Chelley Gael (@shellzzz) September 14, 2020

An utter disgrace that he was refused hospital admission because there wasn’t a bed available. This is on Dan Andrews and his corrupt Govt.

— Anne Winter (@a_w_howard) September 14, 2020

A Victoria police spokesperson confirmed that OC spray was used during the arrest and that the senior constable from the Critical Incident Response Team who stomped on the man’s head has been suspended pending review. 

“During the highly dynamic incident a police officer was assaulted and OC spray was deployed before the 32-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and subsequently taken to hospital for assessment,” a spokesperson for Victoria police said, adding that Atkins “damaged a police car.”

Why do cops think they can get away with brutality? People are filming your actions, they’ll continue until someone holds the cops to account. Nothing but an independent inquiry will do.

— 🎶 Allison Be Demure 🎵 (@allisonBeDemure) September 14, 2020

The police professional standards command has launched an investigation into the arrest and Atkins family is considering taking legal action against Victoria police. 

Reaction online has been one of revulsion and disgust, as Victoria police come under even more scrutiny for heavy handed and often violent policing in recent weeks following a number of high profile incidents

“At the point where he’s walking away from them, what possible justification can the police have

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Ren Zhiqiang: Outspoken ex-real estate tycoon gets 18 years jail

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Ren Zhiqiang went missing in March this year after an essay about China’s handling of the virus

A former real estate tycoon and an outspoken critic of China’s President Xi Jinping has been sentenced to 18 years in jail on charges of corruption.

A court in Beijing found Ren Zhiqiang “guilty of corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds”, said state media outlet the Global Times.

He will also have to pay a fine of 4.2m yuan (£482,950;$620,000).

Ren went missing in March this year shortly after writing an essay said to be critical of President Xi.

Although it did not directly name President Xi, it was widely believed to be about him.

The Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court said Ren had accepted bribes worth 1.25m and embezzled almost 50m yuan.

He is said to have “voluntarily” confessed to all charges and will not appeal against the decision.

The former chairman of the Hua Yuan Property Company was not merely a business tycoon. The son of a ministry official, he was also known to have close ties with senior party leaders and was in a position from which his criticisms of the party would be particularly potent.

Rights groups have consistently accused China of using corruption charges as a way to clamp down on dissent.

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Ren’s sharply critical essay had been about Beijing’s handling of th

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Nascar: Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin form Cup Series team with Bubba Wallace as driver

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Bubba Wallace is Nascar’s sole full-time black driver

Basketball legend Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin have formed a single-car Nascar Cup Series team, with Bubba Wallace as their driver.

Wallace is Nascar’s sole black full-time driver while Jordan is the second black team owner at its elite level.

Earlier this year, Wallace successfully campaigned to get the Confederate flag banned from Nascar races.

Six-time NBA champion Jordan said the team would “educate a new audience”.

The 57-year-old added it would also “open more opportunities for black people in racing”.

“Historically, Nascar has struggled with diversity and there have been few black owners,” Jordan said. “The timing seemed perfect as Nascar is evolving and embracing social change more and more.”

In June, it was feared Wallace, 26, had been subject to a racial attack when a noose was found in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

An FBI investigation concluded it was actually a handle on a garage door and had been there since the previous year.

On joining Jordan and Hamlin’s team, Wallace said: “This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I believe is a great fit for me at this point in my career.”

Hamlin, 39, will be a minority partner in the team while he continues to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing.

The team will start racing in 2021 with their name, car number, manufacturer and sponsors to be announced in due course.

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Asian stock markets continue the global fallout

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Stock markets in Asia suffered on Tuesday from the fallout from UK and US investors worried about a rise in coronavirus cases.

The biggest falls in the region were recorded in Australia, where shares hit a three-month low.

Investors have also been rattled by dimming hopes for more financial support for the US economy.

Stock markets fell across South Korea, Hong Kong and China, while Japan was closed for a public holiday.

On Monday, UK and US stock markets suffered heavy losses over fears that a renewed rise in coronavirus cases will blight economic prospects.

More than £50bn was wiped off UK shares, and caused similar falls across European and US stock markets.

The negative sentiment spread into Asia, which has previously been the focus of optimism from China’s continued economic recovery.

Australian shares were dragged to their lowest level since mid-June, under pressure by its mining and energy stocks.

Major mining firms BHP Group and Rio Tinto both fell around 2%.

Multiple tensions

“The biggest issue for local markets is how the battle for tech sector super dominance plays out between the US and China, which is getting viewed through the lens of the ByteDance /Oracle -Walmart d

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