I have been in London for about a month now, and I cannot ignore a feeling of tension and a darkness brought on by the referendum that will decide if Britain stays in the European Union or leaves it entirely.
The AFL says extremists in the province are directing hate speech at female politicians.
Coverage did eventually begin discussing Mair's racist sympathies, but not before humanizing him as a community-minded, daffodil-planting individual suffering from mental illness. Such humanization and labelling restraint is rarely afforded to other ethnic and religious backgrounds.
One image remained with me: Cox's shoe, lying on its side, even after her body was removed. A powerful woman once filled that shoe. She was no regular political aspirant, but a true believer in the nobility of humanity and its capacity for hope and change.
The president of the Big Country Oilmen's Association also said he thought murdered MP Jo Cox was a man.
The senseless killing of British MP Jo Cox is "a manifestation of a coarseness in our politics and hatred toward the other that we must not tolerate." That from American politician Gabby Giffords, herself the target of an assassination attempt. We must do better. We must hold each other to account. We must condemn threats against women in politics, because the death of Jo Cox shows what can happen when threats are actualized. We must not let threatening, misogynistic, or hateful discourse online or elsewhere go unopposed. We must not let hate win and we must not let people try to tell us that we cannot be better.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested in the death of the lawmaker.
A 52-year-old man has been arrested.