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  • 'Selma' director and star to pair for Katrina movie

    01/27/2015 12:34:17 AM PST · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/27/15 | AFP
    Ava DuVernay, the director of the Martin Luther King historical movie "Selma", is set to again team up with the film's star David Oyelowo for a new project about Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay and Oyelowo, who were both finalists at this year's Golden Globes, will "develop a new narrative feature film chronicling a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina," Participant Media said Monday. The project will mark the pair's third collaboration after "Middle of Nowhere" and "Selma", which has been nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Fox News Issues Rare Criticism of Netanyahu Over Congress Speech

    01/25/2015 7:26:51 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/25/2015 | Elad Benari
    Fox News on Friday aired a rare criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, over his decision to accept an invitation from House speaker John Boehner to address Congress. Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith criticized the move, saying it would cause backlash in Israel and damage the relationship between the United States and Israel. “I happened to be the White House on Wednesday when Boehner announced he invited and Netanyahu accepted this, and a top White House official was flabbergasted. Said, ‘We got no advance warning. We found out about it,’ them in the White House, ‘when Boehner...
  • Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide?

    01/25/2015 8:06:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Friday 16 January 2015 | Michal Zak
    "In our petition we rely, among other sources, on an Amnesty International report that was published in 1995... "There was tension in Rwanda as early as January of 1994. Several of the world's most powerful states imposed international arms control regulations and on May 17 1994 there was a UN embargo. Israel breached the embargo, as did Russia, Belgium, South Africa, France, Spain and others. Many of the planes that transported the shipments were British. The last license to export arms was issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in October 1993, about half a year before the massacres began....
  • 1st Aviation Brigade of US Army fighting in Mariupol, Ukraine

    01/24/2015 12:47:42 PM PST · by javie · 34 replies
    1st Aviation Brigade of US Army fighting in Mariupol, Ukraine?
  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 4:03:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/15
    ....On Friday’s episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, the outspoken satirist pondered whether Kyle was a “hero or not,” and revealed he’s decidedly anti-American Sniper. “Hurt Locker made $17 million because it was a little ambiguous, and thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one was just, ‘American hero! He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him.’”
  • Cataclysm for the GOP

    01/23/2015 6:01:19 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/23/15 | Steve Berman
    Erick Erickson, the man described by The Atlantic as the Most Powerful Conservative in America, swung his verbal hammer on the Republican Party’s abandonment of the pro-life movement.  The blow hit directly on the fissure separating the party’s money and influence-peddlers from its principled core.  This single statement “[maybe] it is time for a third party to give the GOP competition” marks a cataclysmic shift in RedState.com, a media site dedicated to Republican principles, whose own posting rules prohibit its readers from posting the very statement Erickson made on its front page. 6. It is forbidden to promote or give...
  • Iowa ethanol lobby starts 2016 campaign to regain influence

    01/23/2015 5:38:59 AM PST · by thackney · 75 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 22, 2015 | Associated Press
    Renewable-fuels advocates are promising to spend millions putting ethanol back in the debate for Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus next year as cheap oil and setbacks in biofuels policy make the additive less central to voters. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, backed by state corn-grower and renewable-fuels associations and the Washington-based biofuels lobby Growth Energy, on Thursday formed America’s Renewable Future, to make the Renewable Fuels Standard an issue in the 2016 race. The Iowa caucus is set for early January. “We are designing it to look like a presidential campaign, but the RFS is our candidate,” said Eric Branstad, the governor’s son...
  • Netanyahu-Mossad Split Divides U.S. Congress On Iran Sanctions

    01/22/2015 6:19:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    The Huff Post ^ | 1/22/15 | Josh Rogin and Eli Lake
    The Israeli intelligence agency Mossad has broken ranks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling U.S. officials and lawmakers that a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress would tank the Iran nuclear negotiations. Already, the Barack Obama administration and some leading Republican senators are using the Israeli internal disagreement to undermine support for the bill, authored by Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Robert Menendez, which would enact new sanctions if current negotiations falter. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- supported by Republican Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain -- is pushing for his own legislation...
  • "Let me be clear" SOTU

    01/20/2015 6:29:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Jan 20, 2015 | self
    I am sure that my fellow freepers can provide a list of Obama SOTU phrases that he will surely use tonight in his speech to the masses...
  • Is your local news using WH.gov propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • The Golden Globes of Propaganda

    01/16/2015 6:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    When the Golden Globe awards telecast was over, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation proclaimed, "It was a great night for LGBT-inclusive television." They could have added: "We run the joint." Gay actor Matt Bomer thanked his "husband" and his surrogate sons when he won an award for HBO's Reagan-bashing AIDS drama "The Normal Heart." But the bigger celebration came with a best actor award to Jeffrey Tambor, who plays Mort, a 70-year-old father of three who decides he's a woman named Maura in a show called "Transparent," or literally, "Trans Parent," since his three adult children have to...
  • Red Carpet Movie Premiere of ‘Supremacy’ in Sacramento

    01/14/2015 10:16:46 PM PST · by kik5150 · 8 replies
    Sacramento Fox 40 ^ | January 14, 2015 | Paul Robins
    Paul Robins speaks with the director of the new movie ‘Supremacy,’ starring Danny Glover. The red carpet event is happening tonight at the Esquire IMAX Theater in Downtown Sacramento.
  • EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View ...

    01/14/2015 8:54:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View and extending Good Morning America as infighting grows and ratings plunge The View is dimming at the show that Barbara Walters built. Network insiders tell Daily Mail Online that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and infighting among the talk show hosts. Currently in its eighteenth season, the show created by retired TV journalist Barbara Walters is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and...
  • “Warning!”: Glenn denounces Russia’s efforts to punish LGBT community (Thick with BS)

    01/12/2015 4:17:55 PM PST · by Viennacon · 69 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Wilson
    For months, Glenn has been warning about the threat posed by Russia to the Western way of life. While he plans to go in-depth on the historical roots of the issue, he did point out to one very disturbing story on radio this morning. The BBC reports that Russia has banned transgendered and transexual people from obtaining driver’s licenses, claiming they are “tightening medical controls for drivers” in light of rising accidents on the road. Should any government be able to deny a driver’s license for such reasons? “Russia just banned giving driver’s licenses to people who are gay or...
  • Major Russian TV network says US intelligence carried out the Charlie Hebdo attack

    01/10/2015 12:47:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Vox.com ^ | January 8, 2015 | Max Fisher
    LifeNews, a mainstream Russian TV news channel, aired a segment on Thursday in which a regular guest and "expert political analyst" stated that the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris had in fact been carried out by United States intelligence agencies. The guest, Alexei Martynov, suggested that US intelligence had launched the Charlie Hebdo attack in order to sabotage the global effort against Islamist terrorism, which he argued Russia is leading. Martynov also argued that the attack was meant to pressure French President Francois Hollande into maintaining Western economic sanctions against Russia.
  • Satire In The Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

    01/10/2015 6:52:31 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    npr ^ | 1-10-2014 | NEDA ULABY
    "Can't they take a joke?" That's the question that came up after the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy and now, again, after the massacre at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The suspected killers obviously reflect a tiny minority of extreme religious fanatics, but the question made us wonder: What is the role of satire in the Muslim world? First let's establish that saying "the Muslim world" is like saying "the Christian world" or Africa: We're talking one and a half billion people all over the globe — of different races, ethnicities and languages — who believe different things. That said,...
  • Are American Planes Routinely Dropping Weapons to ISIS Fighters in Iraq?

    01/09/2015 4:13:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/8/2015 | Dean Garrison
    Back in October, it was widely reported that the United States was responsible for accidentally dropping weapons and supplies to ISIS in Syria. The mainstream media played it off as a mistake. Many in the alternative media, however, hinted that it was intentional, though admittedly difficult to prove. Melissa Melton was one of the more vocal opponents of the MSM narrative at the time: Are they really going to claim intelligence failure when, thanks to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks, we now know we live in a world where the U.S. government can suck up the communications data of...
  • This week, I dropped the "R".

    01/08/2015 2:35:19 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 91 replies
    January 8, 2015
    This week I went online and changed my voter registration from Republican to Unaffiliated. Didn't see the point and it felt good. Anyone else?
  • Self-Declared Jewish Atheist Behind Controversial ‘I Met God, She’s Black’ T-Shirt

    01/04/2015 3:42:22 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 48 replies
    A self-described Jewish atheist named Dylan Chenfeld is behind the ”I Met God, She’s Black” t-shirts that have recently been sported on major celebrities, The Huffington Post reported on Saturday.
  • NFL ref uses wrong mic, calls official ‘Jungle Boy’

    01/04/2015 1:02:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | AP
    Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname “Jungle Boy,” which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Cardinals-Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Amateur pictures... Debunked! Ten images that turned out to be fake

    01/03/2015 2:14:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    France 24 ^ | 02/01/2015 | France 24
    They all sounded convincing at the time: like the picture claiming that the leader of Islamic State group had been killed, or that a Saudi women had gone to Syria in the name of a "sex jihad". But they all turned out to be fake. With the help of our Observers on the ground, throughout 2014 our team got to work debunking dozens of images. Here's a look back at our top ten.
  • Ferguson movement drafts its own blueprint

    01/03/2015 7:24:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | January 3, 2015 | Koran Addo and Elisa Crouch
    Local activist DaRius Ali of Operation Help or Hush arrives in Dutchtown to look at apartments for the organization's transitional housing program on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Ali is among a group of protesters living in area motels, preparing to stay in St. Louis long-term by moving into apartments subsidized by the organization.A group of protesters stormed St. Louis police headquarters on New Year’s Eve, shouting and pushing their way inside, only to be met by a line of aggressive police and pepper spray. Their plan for a sit-in inside the lobby was one of the boldest actions they’ve taken...
  • Israel Police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

    01/03/2015 3:03:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2015 | AP Via Fox News
    Jerusalem - Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a small number of settlers threw rocks at officials who had come to an area near the Jewish settlement outpost of Adi Ad in two consular vehicles to look into Palestinian claims that settlers uprooted scores of Palestinian olive trees the day before. He said that after the rock barrage began, the vehicles left the area,...
  • ISIS: The Best Terror Threat U.S. Tax Money Can Buy

    01/03/2015 3:56:08 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/2/2015 | Alex Newman
    The self-styled “Islamic State,” the gaggle of medieval savages and barbarians often referred to as ISIS or ISIL, is now infamous worldwide for its unrestrained brutality. The al-Qaeda offshoot exploded onto the scene in 2014 amid its gruesome and bloody effort to build an Islamic “Caliphate,” exterminate “apostates,” and overthrow the “apostate” regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. America and the West are supposedly next — at least that is what the public is being told. Ever since ISIS emerged seemingly out of nowhere, Americans and people around the globe have been treated to a steady TV diet of beheadings,...
  • Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFU

    01/02/2015 8:06:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 1 January 2015 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFUSE to accept her female identity - but insist they loved 'him' The mother of a transgender teen who killed herself over the holiday season is speaking out, and making it clear she did not and does not approve of what she believes was her daughter's choice to be transgender. Carla Alcorn of Kings Mills, Ohio said in an interview that she and her husband did not 'support' their daughter Leelah Alcorn, while also refusing to acknowledge her daughter's sex, using male pronouns and referring to...
  • John McCain Purging Arizona GOP Of Tea Party

    12/31/2014 11:11:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business2Community ^ | December 31, 2014 | Gene Giannotta
    Sen. John McCain is no fan of the tea party – and he’s now doing his best to purge the Arizona Republican Party of its influence. According to Politico, McCain is preparing for his 2016 reelection bid by dismantling Arizona’s tea party apparatus. That includes a massive effort to remove or undermine the many local officials who have influence across state politics and could cause trouble for McCain in a primary. Prior to Aug. 26, when the races for the party offices were held, the vast majority of the 3,925 precinct slots were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents....
  • McCain’s team quietly purging Arizona GOP of tea-party foes before 2016 reelection bid

    12/31/2014 11:01:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/31/2014 | AllahPundit
    I considered saving this for tomorrow night, just to send you off into 2015 on the most depressing, eeyorishness note possible. But then I reconsidered.For maximum eeyorishness, I should really end the year with a “Romney 2016″ post instead, no? Team McCain’s goal? Unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices.Under the byzantine rules of Arizona Republican Party politics, these elected officials, known as precinct committeemen, vote for local party chairmen. The chairmen, in turn, determine how state and local GOP funds are spent, which candidates are promoted in an election year, and which political issues...
  • McCain's big purge: The Arizona senator’s team has been ridding the state’s GOP apparatus of his tea

    12/30/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | December 30, 2014 | Alex Isenstadt
    Nearly a year ago, tea party agitators in Arizona managed to get John McCain censured by his own state party. Now, he’s getting his revenge. As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies.
  • Is the Anti-Police Violence Movement a New Chapter in the Black Freedom Struggle? (Meh)

    12/30/2014 6:17:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    La nueva Televisión del Sur C.A. of Venezuela ^ | December 30, 2014 | Arun Gupta
    ​The notion Blacks are a threat is embedded so deep in the American psyche that a jury found it was not criminal for George Zimmerman to stalk and kill Trayvon Martin, a child, in his own neighborhood. It was inevitable there would a push back against the dynamic movement against police violence. It is unfortunate opponents are using the murder of two cops in Brooklyn on December 20 to try to suppress peaceful protests. Nonetheless, the reaction is also a necessary obstacle this new social movement has to navigate. After Officer Darren Wilson killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in...
  • Garry Trudeau, Call Your Office

    12/30/2014 6:19:10 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sonny Bunch
    I realize that Doonesbury is nothing more than liberal pap designed to make Baby Boomers feel good about themselves—yes, yes, Garry Trudeau, Republicans are squares and warmongers, we get it, you’re from the 60s, get out, back to the 60s, there’s no place for you here in the future!—but even still, this weekend’s strip is pretty egregiously terrible. Check it out, it’ll only take you a couple of seconds to read. If you don’t want to read it, allow me to describe it to you. One of the characters, a mom, is telling her daughter than she’s not allowed to...
  • The Top Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes of 2014

    12/29/2014 8:09:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/29/2014 | Robert Spencer
    On Christmas morning, a man drove up to the Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno, threw rocks through the windows, and then entered the center and destroyed things inside. The local ABC outlet, KFSN, reported Friday that “Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says it is clear the incident is a hate crime which is why the FBI is also investigating this case.” But on Saturday, it turned out that the incident was not an “anti-Muslim hate crime” at all: the vandal was Asif Mohammad Khan, a Muslim. The destruction at the Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno was yet another in a...
  • It’s ending purposeless, perpetual, global warfare, stupid

    12/27/2014 8:29:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2014 | Bruce Fein
    “It’s ending purposeless, perpetual, global warfare, stupid.” Republican presidential contenders for 2016 should embrace that campaign theme to demolish the ultra-hawkish Hillary Clinton and her Napoleonic complex. Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign theme, “It’s the economy, stupid,” is obsolete. Presidential strategists sermonize that voters are instinctively concerned more about jobs, mortgages, and health care than about national security policy. True enough. But that is because presidential aspirants have failed to discern and to explain the direct connection between, on the one hand, purposeless, perpetual, global warfare and the projection of military force everywhere that has created an exorbitant, inefficient, and corrupt...
  • Stop blaming mental health for gun violence. The problem is guns

    12/27/2014 8:26:03 AM PST · by rktman · 136 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Kimberly Yonkers
    After the mass shooting at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Mel Robbins, writing for CNN, argued that blame lay not with the National Rifle Association, but with “the shooter and the mental health services he did or didn’t get.”
  • Satanic Display at Florida Capitol Damaged [by the "Catholic Warrior"]

    12/24/2014 9:18:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/23/14 | Brendan Farrington
    <p>TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Capitol has displayed a Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole, atheist banners and even a tribute to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But a display showing an angel falling into flames with the message "Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple" was too much for one woman.</p>
  • With Amnesty Betrayal, Republicans Reach For Whig-Dom

    12/24/2014 5:46:18 AM PST · by massmike · 17 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/24/2014 | Don Feder
    House Speaker John Boehner called it, "Another in a long line of mindless concessions." He was referring to Obama's announcement that we would resume diplomatic relations with Cuba, not his own mindless concession to the president by fully funding Obamnesty. Just weeks ago, Boehner promised to fight Obama's immigration power-grab "tooth and nail." He neglected to specify whose tooth and whose nail. The $1 trillion CRomnibus bill includes full-funding of Obama's unconstitutional amnesty – $948 million for Homeland Security, an extra $80-million to HHS for the unaccompanied drug-dealers, gang-bangers and cheap labor, and $260 million to the State Department to...
  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    12/22/2014 9:31:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | dec. 22, 2014 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. In a year crowded with dramatic and often wrenching news developments around the world, the No. 2 story was the devastating outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, followed by the conflict in Iraq and Syria fueled by the brutal actions of Islamic State militants. Among the 85 voters casting ballots, first-place votes were spread among...
  • I Am No Longer a Republican

    12/22/2014 11:20:17 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 135 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Matt Berber
    I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good. Even before the gavel has sounded on the Republican-led 114th Congress, these treacherous cowards shamelessly, eagerly, it seems, squandered perhaps the one opportunity they had to stop, in his tracks, America's first cultural Marxist, anti-American, palpably evil president. If ever there were, there can no longer be any doubt. Barack Obama is bent on turning...
  • Hacking Collective Anonymous Says FBI Is Lying, "North Korea Is Not Source Of Hack"

    12/21/2014 3:27:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/14 | tyler durden
    Having confirmed unequivocally, in a statement by the FBI and reiterated by President Obama, that "the North Korean government is responsible" for hacking Sony, it appears the YouTube-less 'evidence' the FBI provided is being questioned by the hacking-collective 'Anonymous' and former Lulzsec hacker Sabu. As The Daily Beast reports, the hackers blasted, the North Koreans "don’t have the technical capabilities," and added "we all know the hacks didn't come from North Korea, and "all of the evidence FBI cites would be trivial things to do if a hacker was trying to misdirect attention to DPRK." Meanwhile, on Saturday afternoon, Guardians...
  • Cleveland's 'I can't breathe' police case happened four years ago

    12/21/2014 7:41:48 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 16 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 12/17/2014 | Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Four years ago, few seemed to care when Rodney Brown uttered, "I can't breathe" after being tased 11 times by Cleveland police officers during a New Year's Eve traffic stop – at least that's how his family felt. Now the phrase has become a powerful symbol of civil unrest, a rallying cry represented on T-shirts and chanted during marches protesting police use of force cases across the country, like the one involving Eric Garner, who repeated it 11 times while lying face down on a Staten Island sidewalk.
  • California Police Chief Joins Anti-Police Violence Protests

    12/10/2014 6:31:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 10, 2013 | KRISTOPHER SKINNER
    December 10, 2014 California Police Chief Joins Anti-Police Violence Protests KRISTOPHER SKINNER RICHMOND, Calif. - A Northern California police chief noted for his community policing efforts raised a few eyebrows when he joined a peaceful protest Tuesday, holding a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag of #blacklivesmatter. The Contra Costa Times reported Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus was part of a group of about demonstrators who lined a busy street, holding signing and listening to recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches. "I spoke with my command staff, and we agreed it would be nice to convey our commitment...
  • Police made on-the-spot decision not to arrest protesters

    12/10/2014 10:20:32 AM PST · by PeteePie · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 10, 2014 | ERIN GOLDEN
    Rather than make arrests, Minneapolis police and State Patrol officials said they made on-the-spot decisions to keep demonstrators safe from traffic... As the group moved onto the freeway, officers told leaders to stop but didn’t intervene when the crowd ignored the orders.... None of the protesters was arrested or cited... Grimm and McDowell (community organizers) said the group plans more demonstrations.
  • Undercover cop pulls gun on protesters in Oakland

    12/12/2014 5:08:09 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | 12/10/14 | Patrick Kulp
    check it out - the undercover cops are accused of not identifying themselves, and inciting violence..whatever - there are so many things wrong with the whole issue..BUT - check out the link pics - the Cop is holding his service auto ghetto style
  • Undercover cops outed, attacked at Oakland protest

    12/11/2014 2:46:19 PM PST · by dware · 23 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12.11.2014 | Vivian Ho
    An undercover law enforcement officer from an outside agency who was attempting to infiltrate a demonstration against police brutality in Oakland pulled a gun on the protesters after he and his partner were outed and the partner was attacked. The undercover work — captured by a freelance photographer working for The Chronicle — raised questions about tactics employed by police and protesters as authorities seek to get a handle on rallies that have flooded the streets of Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, at times shutting down freeways and devolving into vandalism and looting.
  • Officers Shoot And Kill 19 Year Old Suspect Armed With Handgun (Topeka, Kansas)

    12/13/2014 1:55:51 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    WIBW.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | Justin Surrency
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka Police were forced to use deadly force after a 19 year old suspect, involved in several crimes, refused to put down his weapon. Officers were first called to the 400 block of SW Tyler where a suspect had allegedly strangled a female victim and taking a knife and a gun out of the residence.
  • Man Dies During Traffic Stop From Asthma Attack as Cop Refuses to Let them Drive to Hospital

    12/14/2014 6:00:40 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 292 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | December 13, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Chippewa Falls, WI — Dashcam video has been released that shows the disturbing last moments of a man’s life as he’s detained by a Chippewa Falls police officer on the way to the hospital. 29-year-old Casey Kressin died after suffering a severe asthma attack when the vehicle that was rushing him to the hospital was pulled over by a Chippewa Falls police officer. After they were stopped, Kressin’s girlfriend immediately starts to beg the officer to take him to the hospital. The officer instead calls for an ambulance. The couple was just 3 miles from the hospital when they were...
  • Denver Cops Arrest Man who Exposed them Beating Man on Video While Promoting Cop who did the Beating

    12/15/2014 7:13:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Photography Is Not A Crime ^ | 12/14/2014 | Carlos Miller
    A man who video recorded Denver police repeatedly punching a man in the face, causing his head to bounce off the pavement, before tripping his pregnant wife and causing her to fall on her face – sparking an FBI investigation into the department – was arrested Thursday in what appears to be a case of retaliation. After all, Denver police not only arrested him on what they called a “newly activated traffic warrant” from a nearby county after he had just left the FBI office with whom he is cooperating on the federal investigation, they refused to allow him to...
  • [Supreme] Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law (Roberts v. Fourth Amendment 8-1)

    12/16/2014 7:46:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 12:12 PM EST | Sam Hananel
    Police can use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers initially pulled a car over based on a misunderstanding of the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 8-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts said that such a stop does not violate the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches. The ruling came in a North Carolina case in which a police officer pulled over Nicholas Heien’s car because the right brake light was out, although the left one still worked. A consensual search led to the discovery of cocaine in the trunk. A...
  • 76-year-old man Tasered by cop over an Inspection sticker

    12/17/2014 9:13:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 101 replies
    Legal insurrection ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm | Posted by Kemberlee Kaye
    The incident occurred in Victoria, Texas, a suburb of Houston. A dash camera captured officer Nathaniel Robinson tasering 76-year-old Pete Vasquez. Vasquez was driving a vehicle owned by the car dealership where he works. Officer Robinson pulled him over when he noticed the vehicle’s inspection sticker had expired. When Vasquez exited the car and attempted to show Robinson the dealer plates—which would’ve exempted the necessity for up to date inspection tags—that’s when the altercation happened. “I don’t know what his deal is,” Vasquez told an officer that arrived on the scene later. Vasquez went on, “he came over here and...
  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    12/18/2014 11:03:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    ABC News Via Yahoo! ^ | 12/18/14 | ALISON LYNN and MATT GUTMAN
    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying. “They messed up,” Alecia Phonesavanh told ABC News' "20/20." “They had a faulty search warrant. They raided the wrong house.” In the spring of 2014, the Phonesavanh’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin, was destroyed by fire. Homeless with four young children, they packed one of their last remaining...
  • How far will cop unions go to halt reform?

    12/19/2014 7:25:19 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 25 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | DEC. 12, 2014 | Steven Greenhut
    The arrest this week of two ex-cop private investigators — charged with felonies related to their alleged attempt to frame a Costa Mesa city councilman for a false DUI — is about more than the disturbing tactics of two hired guns. It offers insight into the way some police unions across California intimidate political opponents into silence. This ugly story starts in 2012. Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Stephen Mensinger and Gary Monahan were loathed by the city’s police union because of their efforts to reduce pension liabilities and outsource services. Costa Mesa had become Ground Zero in our state’s battle over...