What’s Current: Labour MP Jo Cox shot and killed by 52-year-old man in Yorkshire

Jo Cox
Jo Cox

Jo Cox, a 41-year-old Labour MP, was shot three times and stabbed in West Yorkshire. She was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday afternoon. A 52-year-old man named Tommy Mair was arrested nearby. The politician had dedicated much of her work to the refugee crisis and advocating for Syrian civilians. During a speech in Parliament last month, Cox said:

“On refugees, given the escalation of the violence violence in Aleppo and lack of medical care available there now, what further can the U.K. do to get the most vulnerable people out of harm’s way?” Cox asked. “And surely, given what we know about the horror that many of the refugee children in Europe have fled, isn’t it time to end the government’s shameful refusal to give 3,000 unaccompanied children sanctuary here in the U.K.?”

… I don’t believe that either President Obama or the Prime Minister tried to do harm in Syria, but as is said Mister Speaker: ‘Sometimes all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’”

Liberal MP Mauril Belanger’s private member’s bill to make Canada’s national anthem more gender neutral passed in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Bill C-210, which would change the second line of “O Canada” from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command,” will now go to the Senate.

Ah yes. Blame the likely-abused wife. Perfect.

Judge Aaron Persky, the man responsible for giving Brock Turner only six months for raping a woman behind a dumpster, has been removed from a case involving a male nurse accused of sexually assaulting a sedated woman.

When a man begins berating and verbally abusing a woman for breastfeeding her baby at Target, a number of shoppers and employees step in.

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