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Do the Police Actually Keep Us Safe? – VICE News

On this episode of Do Your Research, we take a deep look into the reality of policing.

The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries

Some Texas residents are asking for greater say in what titles appear on public library shelves. When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians in this small Central Texas county will be conducting a “thorough review” ofContinue reading “The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries”

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Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire

Republican Congressman Fred Upton was one of the 13 Republicans who voted to pass the infrastructure bill last week, and he told CNN this week that he is paying a steep price for it. During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Upton played a voicemail that was left for him where an angry individual told himContinue reading “Republican Congressman Receiving Threats After Voting For Infrastructure Bill – Ring of Fire”

Christian group fights Idaho Covid mandates despite pocketing bailouts

Christ Church leaders and aligned companies received millions of dollars in coronavirus bailouts amid campaign against mandates The controversial rightwing Christ Church – and its pastor, Douglas Wilson – have led an uncompromising campaign of opposition to coronavirus public health measures in Idaho, revealing the church’s powerful influence in its home city of Moscow and beyond.Continue reading “Christian group fights Idaho Covid mandates despite pocketing bailouts”

At Least 10 Republicans Who Were At The Jan. 6 Rally Just Got Elected To Office

And even more attendees of the rally that turned into the Capitol riot will likely be on the ballot in 2022. At least 10 Republicans who attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that turned into a deadly insurrection were elected to office Tuesday. Three were elected to state legislatures, and seven won positions at the local level.Continue reading “At Least 10 Republicans Who Were At The Jan. 6 Rally Just Got Elected To Office”

Former Alabama cop sentenced to 25 years for murder of suicidal man who called for help

A former Alabama police officer convicted of murdering a man who called 911 threatening suicide in 2018 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. William Benjamin “Ben” Darby, 28, of Huntsville, was sentenced Friday for the murder of 49-year-old Jeffrey Louis Parker. A jury convicted Darby in May. Tim Gann, the chief deputy district attorney ofContinue reading “Former Alabama cop sentenced to 25 years for murder of suicidal man who called for help”

Republican official says she was blocked from vote after congratulating a Democrat

Cindy Miles says she was denied her right to vote on the replacement of deceased Rep. Ron Howard, two days after she congratulated a Democratic opponent who beat her in a Wichita City Council race. A Republican Party-run election to pick a new state representative from Wichita was clouded Friday when a precinct committeewoman allegedContinue reading “Republican official says she was blocked from vote after congratulating a Democrat”

Alabama city leader who used n-word in council meeting says he won’t apologize and might run for mayor

A White city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won’t apologize, and might run for mayor. Others are calling for his resignation. Tarrant City Council member Tommy Bryant told news outlets his use of the word Monday night reflected something the city’s Black mayor, Wayman Newton, hadContinue reading “Alabama city leader who used n-word in council meeting says he won’t apologize and might run for mayor”

White Alabama City Councilman Refers to Fellow Council Member as a ‘House N****r’

An Alabama city councilman referred to a fellow city council member as a “house n—-r” at a meeting on Monday evening. Tarrant, Alabama city councilman Tommy Bryant loudly asked, “Do we have a house n—-r in here? Do we? Do we? Will she please stand up.” Bryant made the remark in apparent reference to fellowContinue reading “White Alabama City Councilman Refers to Fellow Council Member as a ‘House N****r’”