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  • No, a cop’s ‘fears’ don’t justify every shooting

    12/16/2017 7:47:45 PM PST · by JP1201 · 34 replies
    The jurors who acquitted Philip Brailsford of second-degree murder last week were told to judge him based on “how a reasonable officer would act, versus a regular person with no police training,” as The Arizona Republic put it. That distinction was crucial, because a “regular person” would never get away with shooting an unarmed man who was crawling on the floor, sobbing and begging for his life. Like other recent cases in which jurors failed to hold police officers accountable for the unnecessary use of deadly force, Brailsford’s acquittal shows that cops benefit from a double standard. Unlike ordinary citizens,...
  • Woman gets probation in Facebook hate-crime case (Tortured white Trump supporter on Facebook)

    12/08/2017 7:03:12 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 51 replies
    A woman who live-streamed herself and a trio of friends abusing a mentally disabled man and taunting him with racial insults was sentenced to probation Friday after spending nearly a year behind bars. Brittany Covington, 19, had been held at the Cook County Jail without bond since January, when she and co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan Hill and her 24-year-old sister Tanishia Covington were arrested on kidnapping and hate-crime charges. The plea deal prosecutors made with Brittany Covington makes her the first of the four to be released, though she will remain on probation for four years and is barred from...
  • Florida man gets 15 years prison for breaking windows and leaving bacon at a mosque

    12/08/2017 9:55:52 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/08/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Fifteen years? For vandalism? He smashed lights, cameras, and windows at a mosque, and left some bacon by the front door. The vandalism is inexcusable and the bacon obnoxious, but fifteen years? The sentence, says AP, “had a hate crime enhancement.” In other words, he is being made an example of. Because he did this at a mosque, he is getting this draconian sentence. If he had broken windows and smashed lights and cameras at a church, his sentence wouldn’t have been nearly as severe. But all too many American authorities today hold to the false notion that Muslims are...
  • Dems blast Trump for Jerusalem decision despite past support

    12/06/2017 12:40:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Some of the top congressional Democrats blasting President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there have in fact supported that very position in the past. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., penned a letter to the president last week, urging him not to move the embassy. Feinstein’s letter said the move would “spark violence, further alienate the United States and undermine the prospects of a two-state solution.” “The future of Jerusalem is an issue that should be decided by Israel and the Palestinians, not unilaterally by the United States,” Feinstein wrote. -- snip...
  • Judge grants permission for subpoenas forcing Trump businesses to keep records in emoluments case

    11/29/2017 7:57:42 PM PST · by Coronal · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    A federal judge has granted two attorneys general permission to subpoena 23 Trump businesses to require them to preserve documents potentially related to an emoluments case. The two-page order by U.S. District Judge Peter Messittee grants the request by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney Karl Racine for permission to serve the subpoenas related to their lawsuit. Their lawsuit, filed in June, alleges that President Trump’s wide-ranging businesses with foreign and domestic governments violate the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. Trump has motioned to dismiss the lawsuit, and oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 25, 2018.
  • Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive..Showing Gender Roles Aren’t Progressing [tr]

    11/23/2017 6:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 20, 2017 | Sydney Pereira
    Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of Tube Crush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground. The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published in Feminist Media Studies in August, analyzed images over a period of three years since 2014. The “guy candy” posted on the website were mostly white men—despite London being a multicultural city—indicating that white male privilege is still an attractive quality.
  • I’m a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don’t want Al Franken to resign.

    11/17/2017 6:47:52 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/2017 | Kate Harding
    As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that he forced his tongue down a woman’s throat, accompanied by a photo of him grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps. It’s disgusting. He treated a sleeping woman as a comedy prop, no more human than the contents of Carrot Top’s trunk, and I firmly believe he should suffer social and professional consequences for it. But I don’t believe resigning from his position is the...
  • NYT Columnist: We Should ‘Believe’ Women, But Only If Liberals Tell Us To

    11/15/2017 6:52:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    We should only believe accusations of rape vetted by qualified liberals. So goes Michelle Goldberg’s patently absurd logic in a recent column for The New York Times. To get there, she’s forced to dismiss a dominant liberal dogma: the “absolute” that every woman deserves to be believed. Her very next step institutes a new dogma: only women who liberals believe deserve unqualified belief. (Never mind the litany of liberally vetted women — from the Duke lacrosse accuser to Mattress Girl to Rolling Stone’s “Jackie” — whose testimonies turned out to be extremely dubious or outright false.) Goldberg is working out...
  • Dem Rep: Women Have ‘Responsibility’ to Avoid Sexual Assault by Not Appearing ‘Inviting’

    10/19/2017 11:27:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/19/17 | Alex Griswold
    A Democratic congresswoman responded to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein by saying that women also have a responsibility to stop sexual assault and harassment."I grew up in a time when it was as much the woman's responsibility as a man's—how you were dressed, what your behavior was," Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson told Dallas' local NBC5."I'm from the old school that you can have behaviors that appear to be inviting. It can be interpreted as such," Johnson continued. "That's the responsibility, I think, of the female."Interviewer Diana Zoga asked if it was time to stop asking about what women were wearing...
  • Angry Dad’s 8 Words Shut Down School Board For Teaching Kids Sharia (Video)

    09/25/2017 5:06:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | 09/23/2017 | Casandra Chesser
    What is the role of the education system in our children’s lives? It seems that it’s constantly changing. Once upon a time, it involved teaching our children things like reading, writing, math, science, history — typical subjects to prepare them for the real world. Now, liberals are seemingly adding more and more to the curriculum, and not everyone is happy about it. Parents were reportedly furious after learning that the San Diego School Board of Trustees partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, to launch an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign involves educating children about Islam, with the purported...
  • After Declaring Bill Clinton Off Limits, CNN Targets Judge Roy Moore’s Wife

    09/22/2017 7:35:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2017 | John Nolte
    In the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, the leftwing cable news network CNN famously declared that the many sins of former-president Bill Clinton, spouse of then-Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton, were off limits. CNN even went so far as to cut the microphone of a guest who brought the former president up. Today, this very same CNN is targeting the wife of Alabama US senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. Some 15 years ago, the Republican Moore founded an organization called The Foundation for Moral Law. Nearly two years ago, on its Facebook page, the organization shared a video that suggested...
  • Chelsea Clinton Spreads False Story Claiming Michigan Passed Bill Allowing EMTs to Deny Gay

    09/15/2017 2:25:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/15/17 | Alex Griswold
    Full title.......................Chelsea Clinton Spreads False Story Claiming Michigan Passed Bill Allowing EMTs to Deny Gay Patients Treatment......................Chelsea Clinton falsely tweeted Friday that the Michigan House of Representatives had voted to allow emergency medical providers choice in treating patients, specifically giving EMTs the option to deny treatment to gay patients. "Absolutely appalling," the former First Daughter tweeted, "Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People."
  • The Greatest American Hero - Indian-American Female Lead Reboot Receives Put Pilot at ABC

    09/08/2017 4:44:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Spoiler TV ^ | September 9, 2017 | Nirat Anop
    A re-imagining of Steven J. Cannell’s 1981 cult classic The Greatest American Hero is flying back to development with a new creative team, a big new commitment and a big twist. ABC has given a put pilot commitment to the half-hour single-camera project. In it, the unlikely (super)hero at the center — Ralph Kinley (played by William Katt) in the original series — is Meera, an Indian-American woman. The Greatest American Hero comes from Fresh Off the Boat writer-producer Rachna Fruchbom and Nahnatchka Khan’s Fierce Baby. 20th Century Fox TV, where Fierce Baby is based and Fruchbom recently signed an...
  • LOL! Planned Parenthood Says ‘Every Person Has the Right To Live’ In DACA Outrage Email

    09/05/2017 5:24:43 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | 09/05/2017 | Brandon Morse
    In an email from Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards, the abortion Goliath lent its voice to the cacophony of outrage over the Trump administration’s rescinding of DACA, and proved they are as oblivious as ever. Richards said in the email that she was “infuriated” and “heartbroken” and that “Planned Parenthood stands with DREAMers, the young people in this community who are the future of this country.” After encouraging her email list to head to a site that brings up the old tried-and-true talking point of Republicans being on the wrong side of history, Richards continues with some head scratching commentary...
  • After sharing a 'Kill Nazi' cake, Oakland baker's page is flooded with negative reviews

    08/27/2017 7:18:39 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2017 | Michelle Robertson
    An Oakland baker says her Facebook page was flooded with negative reviews after she shared a video of a birthday cake decorated with the phrase, "Kill Nazis."
  • Anti-Israel musicians boycott Berlin music festival

    08/22/2017 6:15:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.22.2017 | Jefferson Chase
    Six participants from various Arab nations and the UK have pulled out of this year’s Pop-Kultur festival due to a small amount of Israeli funding. Is this a legitimate means of protest or an example of anti-Semitism? When the 2017 Pop-Kultur Festival kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday August 23, the lineup will be slighter smaller than originally planned. Four musical acts from various Arab countries as well as one British-based music collaboration and a British-born panel member won’t be showing up — as a way of protesting against event co-sponsor Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and occupation of the West...
  • Bakers refused to make pro-Trump birthday cake for 9-year-old boy: Report

    08/07/2017 5:36:32 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    A boy whose letter to President Trump made national headlines last month reportedly wanted a pro-Trump cake for his birthday party, but his mother was unable to find a baker willing to fulfill the order. At the July 26 White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a letter from a boy named Dylan who said Mr. Trump was his favorite president. When she later released the letter publicly, the boy’s last name was blacked out. The only identifying clue was that everyone called him “Pickle.” The media scrambled to verify the letter’s authenticity, and the next day,...
  • Cable Networks Black Out Coverage on Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal

    07/26/2017 4:54:11 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 44 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 07/26/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Major cable news networks have given no coverage to the burgeoning scandal involving IT staffers to former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Reporting by the Daily Caller News Foundation has revealed that Wasserman Schultz's top information technology staffer Iman Awan was arrested Monday after trying to flee the country amidst investigations into Awan concerning banking fraud and a criminal cybersecurity probe. Awan wired over $280,000 to Pakistan after the FBI recently recovered multiple smashed hard drives from Awan's home. Despite being blocked from the House computer network since February amid allegations of "committing...
  • Why We Published the Name of a Covert C.I.A. Official

    07/23/2017 9:58:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 73 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/22/2017 | na
    .. At a security conference this week, the director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, criticized The New York Times for a recent article about an officer who was tapped to run the agency’s Iran operations, a newsworthy promotion because it was an indication of the hard line against Iran that President Trump promised during his campaign. Mr. Pompeo said that the publication of the official’s name, Michael D’Andrea, was “unconscionable” and put his covert status in jeopardy. Mr. Pompeo’s comments led to a wider discussion about the publication of Mr. D’Andrea’s name, and some readers wrote to us to express...
  • Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matters activists conflicted

    07/20/2017 11:47:23 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 48 replies
    Mic ^ | 7/20/17 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Chauntyll Allen wasn’t sure how to feel on Monday when she traveled to Justine Damond’s memorial site in the affluent South Minneapolis neighborhood known as Fulton. The 43-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter group in St. Paul, Minnesota, stood near Xerxes Avenue and 51st St. by the late Damond’s home, watching the mostly white residents share remarks about police brutality and the need for police reform. Many of those same people, she recalled, were nowhere to be found when Allen and her fellow activists were out marching for justice for black police-shooting victims like Philando Castile and Jamar Clark....