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N. Zealand tightens gun laws again

Updated 1 month ago · Published on 18 Jun 2020 10:40PM · Accused shooter Brenton Tarrant in court over the mosque massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 16, last year. After the mosque shootings, New Zealand banned military-style semi-automatic rifles. – EPA pic, June 18, 2020. NEW Zealand further…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
Christchurch

21-Year Sentence for Norwegian White Supremacist for Murder and Mosque Attack

A Norwegian man who murdered his Chinese-born stepsister and then opened fire on a mosque last year was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in prison, the maximum penalty under Norwegian law.  Twenty-two-year-old Philip Manshaus offered no apologies or regrets for his crimes and said he wished he could have caused more bloodshed.  Prosecutors called him “an extremely dangerous person,” and Judge Annika Lindstroem dismissed defense arguments that Manshaus was insane who claimed to be defending himself and others from “the enemy,” and…
bubmag
June 12, 2020
Christchurch

Norway sentences Oslo mosque shooter to 21 years in prison

A far-right Norwegian man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for a racially-motivated murder of his Chinese-born stepsister and an attempt to kill worshippers in a mosque shooting. Thursday's sentence issued by the Asker and Baerum district court in Norway's Sandvika against Philip Manshaus, 22, was the longest…
bubmag
June 11, 2020
Christchurch

New Zealand rejects US-style armed police squads

New Zealand has rejected the idea of a permanently deployed and armed US-style police force — despite last year's Christchurch massacre. Officials were not persuaded that the US model was worth pursuing. New Zealand's top police officer, Commissioner Andrew Coster, announced Tuesday that his 12,000 personnel would stay routinely unarmed…
bubmag
June 9, 2020
Christchurch

In New Zealand, David Confronts 2 Goliaths

The country’s effective handling of the coronavirus was prefigured by its dramatic response to a right-wing murder spree. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Nation believes that helping readers stay informed about the impact of the coronavirus crisis is a form of public service. For that reason, this article, and all of our coronavirus…
bubmag
May 25, 2020
Christchurch

White Supremacist Groups Are Thriving on Facebook

Facebook says hate groups aren’t allowed on the platform. But white supremacists are using the social network to build their movement. Click here to download the full report » Click here to download data on the hate group websites » Dozens of white supremacist groups are operating freely on Facebook, allowing…
bubmag
May 24, 2020
Christchurch

Effort to blame BDS for anti-Semitism thwarted by facts

A participant in the Palestine Marathon runs with a sign urging support for a boycott of Israel, to help Palestinians secure their rights, in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, 22 March 2019. Anne Paq ActiveStillsThe campaign by Israel and its lobby to smear their critics as anti-Semites goes…
bubmag
May 21, 2020