Coloradan Police Officer Suspended After Video of Him Throwing Woman on Ground Goes Viral

A Fort Collins police officer who threw a woman, a college student, face first to the ground has been placed on administrative leave…

…The April 6 incident was captured on cell phone video, which went viral on Saturday, garnering more than 484,230 views and 2,580 comments in a four-hour span.

Apparently, there is police body-camera footage from the two officers at the scene, and the Fort Collins Police Department is investigating.

Read more about it at the Denver Post.

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United Airlines Loses Millions in Market Capitalization After Video of Man Dragged Off Plane Goes Viral

United Airlines is in the spotlight again after a video of a man being dragged off one of their planes became viral.

According to CNBC:

Shares of United Continental fell by more than 4 percent Tuesday as outrage over Dr. David Dao of Kentucky being dragged off an overbooked flight finally caught up to the stock. The shares were the worst performer in the S&P 500.

All major news outlets have covered and are following the story, and it’s become international news:

LA Times: United finds a new way to make itself look awful, and then its CEO shows how to make things worse

Channel News Asia: Chinese netizens allege racism, call for boycott after man dragged off United flight

Washington Post: A man wouldn’t leave an overbooked United flight. So he was dragged off, battered and limp.

And, according to Mashable, people are trolling United on social media, coming up with all sorts of fake slogans in reference to the incident:

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet in the past 24 hours, chances are you’ll have stumbled across that disturbing viral video of the United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged from his seat.

In the hours since, United Airlines has been at the centre of a media firestorm. Pretty much everyone on the internet seems to have temporarily put their differences aside in order to troll them.

This will be a tough one to dig out of.

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David Beckham calls Hong Kong “China,” Causes Outcry

David Beckham, famous soccer player, was in Hong Kong. He wanted to share how much he enjoyed the experience, but instead caused controversy.

People in the Chinese-speaking world know that Hong Kong, though technically part of China, has its own distinct culture, laws, and even currency under the “one-country, two systems” policy.

Because of the distinction and cultural differences, most people in Hong Kong do not like it when westerners call it “China” instead of referring to it separately. On the other hand, most mainland Chinese like to remind everyone that Hong Kong is indeed part of China!

The former footballer, 41, shared a photo montage on Instagram and Facebook of his trip to Shanghai and Hong Kong with the caption “great 48 hours in China”.

Fans were quick to point out that Hong Kong is in an autonomous territory that has its own government and laws.

One user was quick to point out: “We have our own government, currency, even Football Team!”

Another posted: “I like you a lot, thanks for visiting, but this is Hong Kong… not China…”

…Noticing his error, the former footballer quickly changed the message to read: “Great 48 hours in Shanghai and Hong Kong.”

But the caption change sparked fury among some who said Hong Kong is a part of China.

One user posted: “Believe it or not, Hong Kong belongs to People’s Republic of China!!!”

Another wrote: “Tbh, loved you for so many years but I think I will stop supporting you now. Because you changed ’48 hours in China’ to ‘Shanghai and Hong Kong’ which clearly shows your political view that Hong Kong does not belong to China.”

Read more about it on the Evening Standard.

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