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”

2 Columbus police narcotics officers charged with distributing fentanyl, taking bribes

Two Columbus police narcotics officers were arrested Tuesday after they were charged by federal investigators with distributing kilograms of fentanyl, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Marco Merino, 44, of Columbus and John Kotchkoski, 33, of Marengo are accused of distributing nearly eight kilograms of fentanyl, a spokesperson for the DOJ said in aContinue reading “2 Columbus police narcotics officers charged with distributing fentanyl, taking bribes”

The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning

The rally was small, but the movement isn’t. Support for the Capitol insurrectionists has taken root firmly inside the GOP After the nation’s capital spent weeks girding for a repeat of the insurrection, the small crowd who came to the national mall in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to show support forContinue reading “The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning”

Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop

An internal police chief memo shows employees were directed to use ‘field interview cards’ which would then be reviewed The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has directed its officers to collect the social media information of every civilian they interview, including individuals who are not arrested or accused of a crime, according to records shared with theContinue reading “Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop”

Mexico City to replace Columbus statue with one of indigenous woman

A prominent statue of explorer Christopher Columbus on one of Mexico City’s principal avenues is to be replaced with that of an indigenous Mexican woman, the capital’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said on Sunday. The 19th-century bronze statue was taken down from the Paseo de la Reforma boulevard last year for restoration work ahead of an annualContinue reading “Mexico City to replace Columbus statue with one of indigenous woman”

Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a grand jury indicted three officers and two paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a chokehold and injected with a powerful sedative two years ago in suburban Denver. The 23-year-old’s death gained widespread attention during last year’s protests against racial injusticeContinue reading “Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death”

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