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  • GOP’s 2016 slate may be its most diverse ever, don’t expect the candidates to talk much about it.

    12/26/2014 11:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/26/2014 | By KATIE GLUECK and TARINI PARTI
    Bobby Jindal is Indian-American, but you’ll never hear him describe himself that way. Marco Rubio insists he’s an “American of Hispanic descent.” And Ted Cruz “certainly” identifies as Hispanic, but he didn’t run for office as “the Hispanic guy.” These Republican lawmakers, along with African-American conservative favorite Ben Carson, look poised to make the 2016 GOP presidential field the party’s most diverse ever. They are all mulling over White House runs as the GOP continues to struggle with minority voters and as racial tensions over police conduct have captivated the nation. But none is planning to play up his race...
  • Feeding the STEM Myth

    12/22/2014 8:25:08 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 65 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    As we have reported, contrary to current wisdom, studies consistently show that there are more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors than there are STEM jobs. Nevertheless, those with a vested interest in perpetuating the legend not only still claim that there is a STEM major shortage but declare that women are uniquely qualified to fill it. Recently, here in Washington, D.C., at George Washington University, Linda Rosen, CEO of Change the Equation (an organization geared toward more STEM education at the pre-K12 level and above), said, “Employers…are having difficulty finding the STEM talent they need.” For example, she...
  • Will Diversity Destroy The Left?

    12/19/2014 10:22:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Jonathan Bronitsky
    For the proud liberal, a quick thought experiment—or, rather, litmus test. Is the following group diverse? Four college students: one white, one black, one Asian, and one Hispanic. “Yes, of course,” you reply. But what if I were to also note that these young adults hail from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Stamford, Connecticut; Brentwood, California; and Highland Park, Texas—towns located within what political scientist Charles Murray termed “SuperZips,” ZIP codes that rank highest based on a combination of income and education? Specifically, all four of our hypothetical subjects grew up in spacious suburban homes. They took tennis and golf lessons at...
  • Jackson gathers tech leaders for frank conversation about diversity

    12/10/2014 6:04:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 12/10/14 | Julia Love,
    Delegates from some of the valley’s most powerful companies gathered Wednesday with the Rev. Jesse Jackson to tackle a problem far more nuanced than battery life, traffic growth or user engagement: the lack of diversity in their ranks.
  • Supreme Court, Either Catholic or Jewish

    12/10/2014 8:58:57 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    factmonster and a vanity ^ | 12/10/2014 | freeAtlanta
      Service Birth     Name, state Assoc. Justice Chief Justice Yrs Place Date Died Religion Antonin Scalia, DC 1986–   — N.J. 1936 — Roman Catholic Anthony M. Kennedy, Calif. 1988–   — Calif. 1936 — Roman Catholic Clarence Thomas, DC 1991–   — Ga. 1948 — Roman Catholic Ruth Bader Ginsburg, DC 1993–   — N.Y. 1933 — Jewish Stephen G. Breyer, Mass. 1994–   — Calif. 1938 — Jewish John G. Roberts, DC   2005– — N.Y. 1955 — Roman Catholic Samuel A. Alito, Jr., N.J. 2006–   — N.J. 1950 — Roman Catholic Sonia Sotomayor...
  • Money cut, but disparity study will continue in Minneapolis

    12/08/2014 5:03:33 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    star tribune ^ | 12-2-14 | Eric Golden
    The Minneapolis City Council’s decision to cut money for a $300,000 disparity study from Mayor Betsy Hodges’ budget won’t prevent officials from launching the project, the city’s civil rights director said Tuesday. The planned study, which will look at the success of minority and women-owned firms in winning contracts, was part of a package of cuts tentatively approved Monday by the council. The 7-6 vote, which also targeted spending on the convention center, home ownership and clean energy programs, would allow the city to reduce a proposed tax levy increase from 2.4 percent to 2.2 percent. The budget for the...
  • Biden boasts end of Caucasian majority in U.S. 'Diversity is the reason for our incredible strength'

    12/07/2014 6:09:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/7/14 | author-image Steve Peacock
    U.S. taxpayers shelled out nearly a quarter-million dollars in November, so Vice President Joe Biden could trumpet “diversity” to world business leaders in Morocco and boast that in 2017, “for the first time, Caucasians of European descent like me will be in an absolute minority in the United States of America.” “I’ve … come here to an ancient Muslim nation at the crossroads of Africa, the Arab world and Europe to talk about what it takes for all nations to succeed in the 21st century” the vice president told the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, explaining that educational opportunities, the rule of...
  • St. Paul: Woman, 20, stole passport to join Islamic State, charges say

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-02-14 | Elizabeth Mohr
    The U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday charged a 20-year-old St. Paul woman with misusing a passport, ostensibly for travel to join an international terrorist organization in Syria. According to the criminal complaint, Yusra Ismail stole a friend's passport on Aug. 18 and, three days later, took a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Amsterdam and then Oslo, Norway. On Aug. 24, Ismail reportedly contacted her family and said that she was in "Sham," which is a term commonly used to describe the area within Syria and Iraq where Islamic State militants are attempting to establish a caliphate, according to a statement...
  • Excerpt From The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks VOLUME II.

    12/02/2014 4:12:26 PM PST · by cob201 · 3 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Evan Sayet
    The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks is my bestselling book considered definitive by many. It offers my "Unified Field Theory of Liberalism" which Bill Whittle declared has "forever changed and clarified" the way he views the world. This is an excerpt from VOLUME II, to be released in 2015.
  • ‘THIS IS WHAT LEADS TO #FERGUSON': Out-of-control Massive Teen Relentlessly Menaces Smaller Kid

    11/29/2014 9:18:43 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 53 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 29, 2014 | staff
    A scene at a Florida school between a large, intimidating black student and a seemingly unprovoking white student drew references to Ferguson this week. A video of the teens at Vanguard High School in Ocala, was posted toLiveLeak.com, showing the abhorrent behavior. An unidentified student, began aggressively verbally assaulting and pushing another as the much smaller kid sat quietly, ignoring the behemoth ruffian. The instigator became more agitated, even pushing the head of his victim, while his voice hit Celine Dion like octaves. “This is what leads to things like Ferguson,” wrote the unidentified person who uploaded the video.
  • Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans?

    11/25/2014 4:40:42 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 Nov 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    Nearly a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews. By 1922, Jews accounted for 21.5 percent of freshmen, up from 7 percent in 1900 and vastly more than at Yale or Princeton. In the Ivy League, only Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania had a greater proportion of Jews. Harvard’s president, A. Lawrence Lowell, warned that the “Jewish invasion” would “ruin the college.” He wanted a cap: 15 percent. When faculty members balked, he stacked the admissions process to achieve the same result. Bolstered by the nativism of the time, which led to sharp immigration restrictions, Harvard’s...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • INSIDER THREAT: Side-by-side with a future terrorist at MSP Airport

    11/18/2014 4:57:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    KTVU ^ | 11-16-14 | Tom Lyden
    The Fox 9 Investigators learned that of three men recruited from Minnesota to fight for either ISIS or al-Shabaab all once held jobs at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and each hold security clearances that gave them access to parts of the airport a traveler will never see. When exactly these men were radicalized is unclear. The good news: It doesn't appear the airport was ever their intended target. The bad news: Experts fear that scenario may be just a matter of time. Side-by-side with a future terrorist It's like a small city that never really sleeps. It's in constant...
  • Dad pushed in front of train as horrified wife watches

    11/17/2014 4:23:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/2014 | Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Rebecca Harshbarger
    A hardworking father of two was killed Sunday when a stranger shoved him off a Bronx subway platform and into the path of a train — as his horrified wife looked on, family and police sources said. A suspect was spotted minutes later boarding a city bus — and then hopping off to coolly smoke a cigarette. --SNIP-- Police released surveillance video of a middle-aged, balding man dressed in a black leather jacket, black pants and white sneakers calmly sauntering outside the station after the crime.
  • Sikh student sues U.S. Army, says ROTC enlistment blocked because of his faith

    11/14/2014 8:37:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | David Shortell
    (CNN) -- A Sikh student at Hofstra University filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the United States Army, claiming the service refused to grant him a religious accommodation that would allow him to enlist in his school's ROTC program without shaving his beard, cutting his hair and removing his turban, according to court documents. When Iknoor Singh requested a religious exemption from the military's grooming policies to enlist as an ROTC cadet in April 2013, his request was first denied on the grounds that his noncompliance would have "an adverse impact on the Army's readiness, unit cohesion, standards, health, safety, or...
  • White House turns to girls of color

    11/12/2014 2:15:04 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 83 replies
    A.P ^ | November 11, 2014 | JESSE J. HOLLAND |
    The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative for young men. White House aides planned Wednesday to convene a Working Group on Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color, an offshoot of White House Council on Women and Girls, which is chaired by White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. The administration will also release a report on the work it has done to help minority women and girls.
  • BREAKFAST BEATDOWN… Hungry Women TEAR UP McDONALD’S

    11/12/2014 11:49:05 AM PST · by fungoking · 124 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Two Philly women were upset when they missed the breakfast cutoff at a local McDonalds. The women tore up the place and beat a patron with a broomstick. (Warning on Language and Violence)video at page Having crawled out of bed just a bit too late, two women were recently caught on tape throwing a super-sized adult hissy-fit because they’d been told that they missed the McDonald’s breakfast time. When a man stepped in to tell the woman to relax, they went berserk. As reported by My Fox Philadelphia, the incident took place in a Philadelphia McDonald’s, where an onlooker decided...
  • Election 2014: OC shift in GOP's relationship with Asian-Americans

    California Democrats were unable to regain their two-thirds legislative supermajority in the state Senate and lost ground in the Assembly, at least in part due to the victories of two Republican candidates from Orange County — both women, both Asian-American. The victories of Janet Nguyen in the 34th state Senate District and Young Kim in the 65th Assembly District over Democratic rivals could signal a shift in the Orange County political landscape – and more broadly, in the GOP’s relationship with Asian-Americans. University of California, Riverside political scientist Karthick Ramakrishnan said the victories represent a nuanced picture of an electorate...
  • Danica Patrick questions need for NASCAR diversity program

    10/27/2014 7:17:04 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 109 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Fox News
    Danica Patrick has revved up some controversy, questioning whether NASCAR needs its Drive for Diversity program, which aims to increase female and minority participation in the racing car series. “I have never benefited from the Diversity program,” Patrick said on Friday after a reporter from the Danville (Va.) Register and Bee asked her about diversity in stock car racing. NASCAR honored Wendell Scott, the only African-American to win in its top-level series, at its event in Martinsville, Va., this past weekend. Scott, who was born in Danville, won a Grand National (predecessor to Sprint Cup) race in Jacksonville, Fla., in...
  • The Capitol and White House are Racist Icons, Because Diversity

    10/23/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ryan Meryhew wanted to be an air traffic controller.  He went to school for it, completed a College Initiative Training (CTI) degree, and applied with the FAA.  The FAA wouldn’t even interview him.  Because, diversity. “In school I did very well. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I passed the AT-SAT exam with a 99.5 percent, a near perfect score on the test that the FAA said you’ve got to pass,” said Meryhew. “I knew I had a passion for the position. It’s something that I wanted to do. I dedicated and put everything I had into the program.” It’s...
  • FBI: 3 Teen Girls From Denver Tried to Join ISIS

    10/21/2014 3:39:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 45 replies
    newser ^ | 10-21-14 | John JOhnson
    Newser) – Three teenage girls from Denver flew overseas in a bid to join ISIS in Syria before being stopped, reports the Denver Post. The girls, ages 15 and 16, apparently were lured by a "slick" online campaign to join militants with the Islamic State, an FBI official tells ABC News. They made it as far as Frankfurt, Germany, before being detained, and all three have been returned to their families in Denver. It's unclear whether they will face charges. The Voice of America first reported the incident, saying that two of the girls are of Somali origin, while the...
  • Max Allen: Chief Divisiveness Officer

    10/20/2014 5:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mike Adams
    UNCW officials have decided to move forward with hiring their first ever Chief Diversity Officer. This is happening despite recent revelations that one of their current diversity officers had been involved in illegal political campaigning using university property. Last year, a task force suggested replacing an associate provost position with a Chief Diversity Officer to promote diversity and inclusion on the campus and in the community. The former chancellor who was run off campus initiated that task force. Now the North Carolina taxpayers are about to pick up the bill for his bad decision to expand UNCW’s already bloated administration....
  • Ebola crisis is testing Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

    10/19/2014 1:19:23 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Dallas (Leftist) Morning News ^ | 19 October 2014 01:06 AM | RANDY LEE LOFTIS, SARAH MERVOSH AND MARC RAMIREZ
    Ebola appeared out of nowhere. A delayed diagnosis, a patient’s death and two infected nurses reflected a cascade of mishaps while “Presby,” as the hospital charmingly is called, became linked to a fearsome disease and global exposure of the worst kind. This has been a hospital under siege. Ever since the night when a man from Liberia entered the emergency department — one that, as few know, is run by an outside contractor, not the hospital — a new reality has altered Presbyterian’s course.
  • Christian Mother of Five Death Sentence for Blasphemy Upheld by Pakistani Court

    10/17/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother of five children, was upheld by the Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday. Bibi has been convicted of blasphemy for drinking from the same bowl of water as Muslims and making derogatory comments about the prophet Muhammad. "The case against Asia Bibi is a great example of how Christians and other religious minorities are abused in Pakistan by fundamentalists wielding the controversial blasphemy laws. The blasphemy laws were originally written to protect against religious intolerance in Pakistan, but the law has warped into a tool used by extremists...
  • Bus Driver Organizes Black Mob Violence Against White Family

    10/17/2014 5:22:27 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/2014
    Some stories you have to read 10 times before deciding: ’Yes: What I thought was too crazy is really true.’ This is one of those stories. Here goes, believe it or not: A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on her bus, which they did with gusto and pepper spray. All the while, the other black passengers hooted and hollered in encouragement. All while the bus driver waited for the beating to finish so the attackers could get back on the bus. With her thanks. The bus company...
  • What Defines ‘Hispanic’? In a racially diverse America, what rules determine one’s race?

    10/16/2014 7:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters.</p> <p>Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting — or occasionally making up — genealogies.</p>
  • Teenage vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling 'anti-Semitic' slurs [etc]

    10/14/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT · by W. · 71 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14 October 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    A group of teenagers vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police. Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli in crown heights at just after 9pm. The young vandals can be seen knocking over shelves in the front of the store and grabbing armfuls of candy as they threw storage on the ground.
  • Kitzhaber's girlfriend admits illegal '97 marriage to Ethiopian

    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes admitted she had a third marriage to an Ethiopian man to help him get his citizenship, and said Gov. John Kitzhaber had no idea about this event in her life until Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference Thursday, Hayes, 46, apologized to “John, the person I love above all others.” She said she needs to take some “personal time to reflect and look at my relationship with John.” Kitzhaber, 67, and Hayes announced their engagement earlier this summer. A Willamette Week story questions whether the marriage to the Ethiopian man...
  • An eye-popping 20% of U.S. residents abandon English at home

    10/06/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2014 | Stphen Dinan
    One-fifth of people in the U.S. speak a foreign language at home, according to a report being released Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which found Arabic and Urdu — the national language of Pakistan — among the fastest-growing. The report found that nearly half of all California school-age children speak a language other than English at home, as do a third of Texans and Nevadans, according to the report, which is based on Census Bureau numbers.
  • We Gambled with Ebola and Lost: Let us finally end the crazy “diversity” visa lottery

    10/03/2014 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Ebola has reached our shores from Africa. Dozens of children are reportedly suffering paralysis from a deadly virus with unknown origins. Medical providers across the country have warned of a looming public-health crisis as communicable diseases spread unmonitored and uncontrolled. Other countries are cracking down. But America is stuck on open-borders stupid. The Diversity Visa (DV) program, to take just one glaring example of government insanity, is still going. On October 1, the State Department opened the annual DV random lottery to applicants from around the world. Yes, it’s completely random, like a Powerball drawing. Up to 55,000 lucky winners...
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:14:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Geographic Magazine, a publication heretofore not noted for satirical excellence, has published an article that easily could have appeared in The Onion. In fact, it begins by quoting that satirical publication as an authority. In Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color , author Martha Hamilton engages in hand-wringing and navel-gazing (yes, they can be done simultaneously, and for all I know, this might be good exercise) over the relative lack of “people of color” (as opposed to the colorless majority) out looking for exotic avian life. I kid you not: According to the...
  • Do Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

    09/24/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests"? If one believes that people should be represented socio-economically according to their numbers in the population, then statistical disparities represent injustices that demand government remedies. Before we jump to conclusions about what disparities mean and whether they are indicators of injustice, we might examine some other disparities...
  • Atlanta Hawks GM takes leave of absence, Hawks plan to hire Chief Diversity Officer.

    09/12/2014 2:06:52 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | september 12, 2014 | Greg Botehlo
    (CNN) -- Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave of absence, the NBA team's CEO announced Friday, days after a report surfaced about comments Ferry allegedly made about a free agent player. Ferry made the remarks about Luol Deng during a June conference call about prospective players, according to a letter obtained by CNN affiliate WSB. J. Michael Gearon Jr., a minority owner of the Hawks, wrote that in that letter that Ferry described some of Deng's negatives, stating that "he has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he's like a...
  • Researcher who tried to expose Rotherham abuse ‘feared for life after police officers’ threat’( UK)

    09/12/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    A Home Office researcher whose report into child sexual exploitation problems in Rotherham was ‘suppressed’ more than a decade ago has claimed she was threatened by two police officers. The researcher claims she was approached by two officers while she was in her car at night, to be told it would be a ‘bad thing’ if the abusers she was investigating found out her home address. The researcher, who has not been named, gave evidence in a private session to the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee yesterday, and said she ‘feared for her life’ as a result of harassment in...
  • Army is worried too many white men lead combat units; racial diversity lacking

    09/12/2014 5:26:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/11/14 | Douglas Ernst
    U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts.
  • City of Houston Celebrates "Diversity" with a Refugee Fest at the Turkish House

    09/09/2014 6:08:16 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | September 9,2014 | Liz Theiss
    During the summer months most rational hard-working citizen taxpayers were aghast at the huge amount of "refugee" & "unaccompanied minors" and illegal alien family units being dumped upon their communities in buses often under cover of the night. But not the City of Houston, this was a platform for "diversity" spewing propaganda, internationalism,and third world celebrations.Houston welcomes "more than 2,000 refugees every year"! All of the enablers,communists,"charitable organizations" and amnesty advocates coming together for the WORLD REFUGEE DAY during the month of June.
  • Police ‘must do more’ to reflect diversity (Germany’s Polizei under attack by multiculturalists)

    09/09/2014 3:50:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Sep 2014 16:20 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    People from immigrant backgrounds are massively under-represented in Germany’s police forces and security agencies, which are not making enough effort to track the problem, a study published on Monday found. Migration information service Mediendienst Integration asked all 16 state police agencies, the Federal Criminal Police (BKA), the Federal Police and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution about their workers’ origins. Most states do not collect figures on the backgrounds of their entire police forces, and neither do the federal agencies. In the states which do record such figures, numbers were low. […] Rainer Wendt, head of the German...
  • More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    09/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.thv11.com ^ | 2:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2014 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – THV11's CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground. WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked...
  • Raw video: Gang attacks couple in downtown Springfield (Missouri, group knockout game)

    09/06/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KYTV-TV ^ | September 4, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Springfield police are looking for a group of people who brutally beat a couple in downtown Springfield. Police have not made any arrests. They hope someone seeing the video will identify the attackers. One of the victims, Meredith Cole, says the attack started while her boyfriend, Alex, was working as a DJ at the Outland Ballroom. She said she was approached by a group of men outside the club, and they began to sexually assault her. Cole says she returned inside the club to alert her boyfriend, who then left the club to try to identify who her attackers are....
  • Migration by Numbers

    09/06/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 13 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | September 2, 2014 | Unknown
    As an urban center continues to grow and expand, so does its base of foreign-born residents. The rich and ever-evolving tapestry of multinational identities brings great benefit to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of a city. The dance of diverse populations brings new perspective and vibrancy to the makeup of an urban center; it gives the city character and depth. From Tokyo's modest 1.7% of foreign-born residents, to Dubai's whopping 87%, in this infographic we take a look at the dynamic landscape of city demographics around the world. The GOOD Cities Project is a five-month collaboration with Ford, exploring...
  • American University professor arrested on burglary, destruction of property charge

    09/05/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 Sept 2014 | By Peter Hermann
    A 37-year-old professor and department chair at American University was arrested Thursday and charged with breaking into a building at a shopping mall near campus and setting a small fire, according to D.C. police. David Pitts, chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy, was being detained pending his initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday. He was charged with burglary and destruction of property.
  • Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources.

    09/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | PDonohue
    Full Title: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources — MTA hiring expert to review efforts “We’ve never had sightings to this magnitude,” said Joe Costales, a chairman with Transport Workers Union Local 100. “We’ve had isolated incidents in crew quarters, but it’s no longer an isolated scenario. It’s throughout the system.”
  • Why ‘Diversity’ in College Means Quotas

    08/28/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/28/2014 | Ben Cohen
    Earlier this year, Sonia Sotomayor appeared on ABC’s the week to plug her new book, My Beloved World. ABC reporter George Stephanopoulos declared that the Supreme Court Justice “knows that affirmative action made a difference in her life, and believes it’s still necessary.” Stephanopoulos continued, “There’s been a lot of scholarly work that says it’s not the best way to insure diversity in schools, and maybe if you focus on where people live, and how much money they make, you can get the same results, in a way that is less fractious.” To which the Justice responded, “…the problem with...
  • Sources say second American killed fighting with ISIS in Syria identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed

    08/28/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-28-14 | Fox
    A second American reportedly killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday. KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. The State Department confirmed McCain's death earlier this week, but spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the second American's death. "We're looking into it," she said. A source told Fox News...
  • Man, 32, is left with brain damage after 'being attacked by gang of 20 black men'

    08/26/2014 11:03:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 149 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 26 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    "A West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown's killing. Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said. A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. 'They're going to try and wake him up...
  • Four people arrested in Fridley stabbing

    08/25/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-24-14 | Kristi Belcamino
    Four people were arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with the stabbing of two 21-year-old men who gave two women a ride from a Fridley bar early Saturday. Police arrested Kevin Lilroy Moore, 25, of Spring Lake Park, Marcus Fultz, 20, no known city, Leanne Ranae Todd, 22, of Minneapolis and Tiffani Marie Ivy, 22, of St. Paul in connection with the stabbings, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office. Yani Randi Singh of Columbia Heights and Anthony Michael McCollum of Hilltop, Minn., both 21, gave two women a ride when the Two Stooges Bar in Fridley closed early Saturday. When...
  • Eric Holder: Michael Brown Death Cause for 'Robust Action' to Increase Police Diversity

    08/20/2014 3:34:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | August 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to use Michael Brown's death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities. [Snip] "Enforcement priorities and arrest patterns must not lead to disparate treatment under the law, even if such treatment is unintended," he said. "And police forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve." [Snip] "Constructive dialogue should continue – but it must also be converted into concrete action. And it is painfully clear, in cities and circumstances across our great nation, that more progress, more...
  • Ferguson leaders pledge to change police: Seek greater number of black applicants to police academy

    08/19/2014 9:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop incentive programs to encourage city residency for police officers and raise money for cameras that would be attached to...
  • Travelodge Removes The Bibles From Its Rooms On Grounds of 'Diversity

    08/16/2014 11:56:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August16, 2014 | Tim Stanley
    Travelodge Removes The Bibles From Its Rooms On Grounds of 'Diversity'. Were Satanists complaining? By Tim Stanley August 16th, 2014 A comforting sight in hotel rooms for 126 years. Until now. If you’re staying in a Travelodge and you get a hankering to save your mortal soul, don’t bother. The management has decided to pull every single Gideon Bible from bedside tables in their hotels, on the grounds of "diversity" and not wanting to cause offence. Who, pray, might be offended? Cut to a Satanist coming down to reception at 1.30 in the morning, covered in goats blood, slamming a...
  • Pregnant woman sucker-punched in unprovoked attack

    08/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    NYpost ^ | August 14, 2014 | 11:31pm | Larry Celona
    A pregnant woman was sucker-punched in the back of the head Thursday afternoon — and may be the latest victim of the creepy “knockout game,” law enforcement sources said. Jannatul Ferdous, a 34-year-old Brooklyn resident who is six months pregnant, was walking down a sidewalk in Bedford-Stuyvesant alongside her sister when Willie Stephens, 33, allegedly sneaked up behind her and socked her in the head around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, sources said.