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December 15, 2014
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Fuck The Cleveland Police

Fuck the Cleveland police, and any apology they think they are owed. http://t.co/WnVoNX9fd8 Andrew Hawkins T-Shirt Pisses Off Cleveland Police Union (Pic) #SportsTap pic.twitter.com/UakmUricbz— Sports Tap (@SportsTapApp) December 15, 2014

September 18, 2014
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Beyond Ferguson: Ending Racial Profiling In America

America must stop “following tragedy with embarrassment,” and pass the End Racial Profiling Act, before the next city that’s “one dead black teenager away from burning to the ground” catches fire. “How many more Michael Browns will we have?”, Sen. … Continue reading

September 5, 2014
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Beyond Ferguson: Sanders To Propose Youth Jobs Bill

At Michael Brown’s funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton lamented that America has “money to give military equipment to police forces,” but not to train and employ young people. Sen. Bernie Sanders is making good on a promise to remedy that. While … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
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Wingnut Week In Review: Speaking Ill Of the Dead

Two tragic events this week gave right wingers an opportunity to show some humanity and decency. As usual, wingnuts did not exactly cover themselves in glory. Instead of rising to the occasion, they sank to new lows. Most Americans were sad to learn that beloved … Continue reading

August 12, 2014
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Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 2

Editor’s note: This weekend was the 45th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. Five years ago, reflected on the 40th anniversary, how the story of the murders ignited a lifelong interest in “true crime” and criminal psychology, and how my … Continue reading

August 11, 2014
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Re-post: Coming Down Fast: The Manson Murders’ 40 Year Aftermath, Pt. 1

Editor’s note: This weekend was the 45th anniversary of the Manson Family murders. Five years ago, reflected on the 40th anniversary, how the story of the murders ignited a lifelong interest in “true crime” and criminal psychology, and how my … Continue reading

February 21, 2014
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Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 2

Even before Michael Dunn encountered Jordan Davis and his friends, he was primed to see young black men as dangerous “thugs” that should be eliminated, and empowered by right-wing culture to believe he had the absolute right to do so. Continue reading

February 20, 2014
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Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 1

Clarence Thomas says that Americans are too sensitive about race. The killing of Jordan Davis, and a jury’s failure to convict his killer, speaks volumes about the true state of America’s racial sensitivity, and indifference to the lives of young black men. Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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The First Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Soon Be Out Of Scouting

As of  Monday night, a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,brave, clean, reverent, gay, and can even achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Unbeknownst to me, sometime last night Boy Scout Troop 52 announced that 17-year-old Pascal Tessier … Continue reading