DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

Maryland police discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in texts, officer’s suit alleges

Maryland-National Capital Park Police Officer Mark Miles filed the federal civil rights lawsuit, which alleges discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Maryland police officers discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in text messages, a Black police officer alleges in a civil rights lawsuit. The federal suit, which was filed Monday in Maryland, also accuses the officer’s whiteContinue reading “Maryland police discussed killing Black Lives Matter protesters in texts, officer’s suit alleges”

Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police

A London police watchdog documented patterns of bullying, discrimination and harassment among officers in a 15-page report published Tuesday.  The report conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which primarily focuses on officers based at Charing Cross Police Station in the central London area, noted “multiple concerning behavioural themes,” including sexism, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, aggressive behavior,Continue reading “Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police”

How Capitalism Destroys Radical Movements – Second Thought

Let’s talk about when you aren’t the target – Beau of the Fifth Column

Alabama city told to keep Confederate street name or face $25,000 fine

The Republican attorney general is threatening Montgomery after the city renamed Jeff Davis Avenue Alabama’s capital city of Montgomery is facing legal action or a $25,000 fine for changing the name of a street bearing the name of a Confederate president for a prominent civil rights lawyer. The state’s Republican attorney general acted after MontgomeryContinue reading “Alabama city told to keep Confederate street name or face $25,000 fine”

‘Vigilante’ driver plows into group protesting Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal

Several people protesting against Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal were injured when a car drove into their demonstration in Connecticut. About 15-20 protesters were blocking portions of a roadway, holding signs and chanting Saturday evening in Manchester when a black car with Massachusetts plates drove toward them, and organizers believe the man intended to hurt them, reported WTIC-TV.Continue reading “‘Vigilante’ driver plows into group protesting Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal”

NC senator demands Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson resign for calling homosexuality ‘filth’

A state senator says Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson should resign for calling homosexuality and transgenderism “filth.” “There’s no debate here,” said Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Mecklenburg County Democrat. “This is open discrimination. It is completely unacceptable. “Mark Robinson should resign.” Robinson, a Republican, made the comments in June at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove, butContinue reading “NC senator demands Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson resign for calling homosexuality ‘filth’”

Sen. Ron Johnson, worth millions, paid almost nothing in 2017 state income tax–and won’t explain why

The Wisconsin multimillionaire paid $2,105 in 2017. In previous years, the bill was 30 times that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., paid next to nothing in 2017 state income taxes compared to previous years, despite reporting an individual income of at least $450,000.  According a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report released Thursday, the Republican lawmaker paid exactly $2,105 inContinue reading “Sen. Ron Johnson, worth millions, paid almost nothing in 2017 state income tax–and won’t explain why”

Long Beach school officer shoots 18-year-old, leaving her on life support

Video appears to show officer firing at fleeing car in incident fueling calls for removal of armed officers from schools An 18-year-old woman is on life support after a school safety officer shot her near a high school in Long Beach, California, this week, sparking outrage and renewing calls for armed officers to be removed fromContinue reading “Long Beach school officer shoots 18-year-old, leaving her on life support”

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