10 things you need to know today: May 15, 2012

Good morning world.  I love this daily column on The Week website… France’s president is sworn in, News Corp’s Rebekah Brooks will be charged, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion 1. HOLLANDE SWORN IN AS FRENCH PRESIDENT Francois Hollande was sworn in as France’s new president on Tuesday,… More 10 things you need to know today: May 15, 2012

Dekalb County Police: it’s within policy for our officers to kick pregnant women in the stomach

This makes me ill… BoingBoing When Dekalb County, Ga., police officer Jerad Wheeler tased her brother, Raven Dozie started crying and demanding to know why.  Wheeler kicked the heavily-pregnant woman in the stomach. While he is now under criminal investigation, his superiors on the force squelched an internal affairs complaint and explicitly approve of his… More Dekalb County Police: it’s within policy for our officers to kick pregnant women in the stomach