‘UN warns Venezuela over ‘use of excessive force’

The United Nations Human Rights Office has warned of “widespread and systematic use of excessive force” being used against protesters in Venezuela. It also speaks of other human rights violations, including “violent house raids, torture and ill-treatment”. It says that the security forces are allegedly responsible for at least 46 deaths which occurred in protest-related violence. The findings are based on interviews. Continue reading ‘UN warns Venezuela over ‘use of excessive force’

‘Machine Gun Kelly – Go For Broke’

George Kelly Barnes (July 18, 1895 – July 18, 1954), better known as “Machine Gun Kelly”, was an American gangsterfrom Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era. He attended Central High School in Memphis. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most infamous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, collected a $200,000 ransom. Their victim had collected … Continue reading ‘Machine Gun Kelly – Go For Broke’