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JTA — The chief of police in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb with a substantial Arab American minority, has apologized for liking a pro-Israel social media post after drawing criticism for it from some in his community.

“A couple days ago, I liked a profile photo of a colleague and professional friend that I have now learned also contained a message that upset many people,” Ronald Haddad said on May 18, the Detroit Free Press reported. “I’m sorry for any hurt or confusion that mistake caused.”

Haddad, who is Lebanese-American and Christian, said he identified with the “Palestinian struggle” and later posted a photo of a Palestinian flag in his office.

“This Palestinian flag has been in my office for years,” he said. “My Lebanese parents raised me on the Palestinian struggle for rights. So let me be clear. I am a proud Arab American, and I loudly say: #FreePalestine.”

Haddad came under fire from local leaders after he liked a change in a profile picture by a police officer in another department. On May 11 — a day after the latest Israel-Hamas fighting started — the officer added an “I stand with Israel” banner to his profile picture.


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The new profile photo also bore the logo of the American Jewish Committee.

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Facebook group marches to end gun violence in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A social media group on Facebook wants violence to decrease in the Forest City. They hosted a march on Sunday.

Organizers tell us they formed the group because they want to show how much they care about Rockford.

“The crime is just out of control at this point,” said Tyler Krieter, the founder of Taking Our City Back Rockford.

Tyler Krieter says he created the Facebook page with a mission in mind.

“I created this channel because every day I turn on the news and there’s always one or two shootings. Every day. And here the crime is getting out of control in our city. It’s not safe for people to come outside anymore,” Krieter explained.

Krieter along with a few others stood outside of CherryVale Mall holding signs asking for peace.

“There’s a lot of good people here that are wanting the violence and gun shootings to end. And we could live in harmony and peace,” said Krieter.

He has even witnessed some of the violence.

“A couple of weeks ago there was a shooting right outside my house. It was the second time [in that area]. The first time was in 2016 or 2017,” said Krieter.

Chuck Hansen also took part in the march.

“When I saw their posting to speak up against violence in the Rockford area, I decided why not go out? My sign says “The antidote to evil is love,” said Hansen. “There’s just a few of us here but I hope to see more in the future I’ll be back again and I’ll take my stand and say enough is enough.”

“I’m hoping to grow it over time here and a lot of good positivity keeps coming from it,” Krieter added.

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Organisation queen’s unbelievable home project shows how budget storage tubs and decluttering can completely transform a room

  • A woman’s extraordinarily organised home has stunned hundreds online
  • She transformed cluttered rooms into neat spaces where nothing is out of place
  • Her tidying has been hailed as ‘an inspiration’ by many on social media 

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A woman’s extraordinarily organised home has been hailed as ‘an inspiration’ on social media.

Before-and-after photos uploaded to the Australian Facebook group Mums Who Organise show how the woman transformed chaotic and cluttered rooms into neat spaces where everything has a place.

Her pantry, fridge and laundry look unrecognisable after being tidied with military precision using plastic storage containers from Kmart.

She said organising her home has ‘changed her life’ and ‘really improved’ her mental health.

Before-and-after photos uploaded to Facebook show how the woman transformed her cluttered pantry (pictured)

Into a neat space where everything has a place (shown here)

Before-and-after photos uploaded to Facebook show how the woman transformed her cluttered pantry (left) into a neat space where everything has a place (right)

Women praised her for creating a space that look tidy and will be easy to keep clean

‘I’ve been very busy and I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved,’ the woman wrote in the caption.

‘Now I know where everything lives I think I’ll be able to maintain it all better too. To say it’s life changing is not an exaggeration.’

Photos of the remarkable transformation, which have racked up 513 ‘likes’ since they were posted to Facebook on May 28, have sparked stunned responses.

‘Wow! Very tranquil for your headspace. Good luck with your progress,’ one woman replied.

‘Excellent job, can hardly recognise the spaces,’ said a second, while a third added: ‘This has truly inspired me.’

Another part of the woman’s pantry, before (left) and after cleaning (right)

The woman tidied the contents of her fridge (pictured before and after) into plastic storage containers from Kmart

A fourth called the difference in each section ‘phenomenal’.

‘You won’t know yourself,’ she wrote.

‘Once you get in the practice of keeping your storage areas this way you’ll never look back!’

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Youth apologises to parents on Facebook for ’embarrassing them’, hangs himself to death

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The deceased was identified as Sumit Pardhe (Representative Image).

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  • A 24-year-old youth in Aurangabad allegedly hanged himself to death on Friday
  • The youth took the drastic after apologising to his parents on a Facebook Live

Aurangabad: A 24-year-old youth from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, allegedly ended his own life after apologising to his parents for “embarrassing them”. The youth went live on social media platform Facebook before taking the drastic step and apologised to his parents. 

The deceased was identified as Sumit Pardhe. Pardhe was found hanging from a tree in Paradh, Jalna on Friday morning. He was a resident of Hatti, Sillod tehsil of Aurangabad. 

‘The family is in shock and they are not in a position to speak’

Abhijit More, Paradh police station inspector said that the circumstances that prompted Pardhe to take the drastic step have not been ascertained yet. He added, “The family is in shock and they are not in a position to speak. “

The youth had gone to stay at his aunt’s home. On Friday morning, he left the house to go to a neighbouring farm where he allegedly hanged himself to death. Some of the locals saw the body and informed the police. The youth was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, The Times of India reported. 

Youth apologised for going against parents’ wishes 

The youth had completed his masters in science and used to play volleyball. During the Facebook Live session, the youth apologised to his parents for embarrassing them. He said that his parents had to apologise publicly because of him. The youth also said that his decision of going against his parents’ wishes caused all the problems for his family. 

Reportedly, the youth was disturbed over an incident that took place around three days before he took the extreme step. Efforts are underway to unearth the details of the incident. A case of accidental death was registered by the police. 


 

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