US grand jury system ‘broken’, Black Friday returns and five year-old surfing

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US grand jury system ‘broken’, Black Friday returns and five year-old surfing
5th December 2014

To talk through some of the stories in the news today is TV presenter Georgie Barrat.

The US grand jury system criticised as being ‘broken’

The civil rights campaigner Reverend Al Sharpton has criticised the american justice department as being “broken”. 

It comes in the wake of a New York police officer putting black suspect, Eric Garner, in a chokehold, and killing him as a result.

Activists are expected to march on Washington next week.

President Barack Obama and the mayor of New York will join forces to address concerns about alleged discriminatory policing in the U.S.

Questions have been raised about the president's response to the police killings of unarmed black men and children.

A third of Black Friday purchases have been sent back

This time last week, hordes of shoppers raced to supermarkets and stormed the Oxford street for a bargain.

But it seems that buyers have now had second thoughts about their items bought, and have taken them back. 

More that £800 million was spent last Friday, with a similar amount being spent on the following Cyber Monday too.

It has been reported by CollectPlus that it has seen a 30 per cent rise in parcel returns since the bargain shopping days than any other average week.

5-year-old rides one of the world's largest waves

Known to his friends as ‘Baby Steve’, five-year-old Steve Roberson rides one of the largest waves in Hawaii.

Steve and his three brothers, surf together at Honolua Bay.

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