Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

Report: 9 NYC firefighters suspended over racist messages

New York City officials have suspended nine firefighters without pay in connection with a string of racist messages and memes they shared on their phones, including ones that mocked the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, according to a published report. A spokesperson called the suspensions the most severe punishments ever handedContinue reading “Report: 9 NYC firefighters suspended over racist messages”

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”

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”

US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist

Turning Point USA’s list gains fresh attention after it expands and some notice it disproportionately names academics of color Kellie Carter Jackson, an associate professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College, had never received hate mail before. Then, in June 2020, she wrote an article about the George Floyd protests, addressing the role of riotsContinue reading “US rightwing group targets academics with Professor Watchlist”

Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen

A grand jury in California has indicted two police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of an unresisting Black teenager last year A grand jury has indicted two central California police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face,Continue reading “Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen”

Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased

Colorado’s attorney general said Wednesday that a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain has found that the Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing. Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the investigation found the department has long had a culture in which officers treat people of color —Continue reading “Colorado AG: Probe finds Aurora Police racially biased”

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”

Facebook mistakenly labels Black men ‘primates’

Social media giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg apologises for ‘clearly unacceptable error’ but has previously faced allegations of racial bias. Facebook has announced that it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a “clearly unacceptable error” and saidContinue reading “Facebook mistakenly labels Black men ‘primates’”

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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