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Watervliet, New York police Officer Joshua Spratt [WNYT-TV]

Creepy: NY cop accused of sexually abusing 16-year-old girl at two cemeteries

Investigators said Joshua Spratt met the girl while working at Watervliet High School.
Image: Robert Doyle mug shot (Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

Florida road rage incident turns deadly in horrifying ‘stand your ground’ killing

911 tapes captured audio of the whole encounter between 51-year-old Robert Doyle and 44-year-old Candelerio Gonzales, who was shot and killed in front of his wife, daughter and grandson.
Image: Richard Dillman of South Bend, Indiana (Screen capture)

‘Not racist’ Confederate flag-waver shot in Indiana after N-word altercation with black men

A South Bend, Indiana man who was shot while flying a “huge” Confederate Flag from his truck and driving through a black neighborhood last Thursday didn’t mean to provoke a racial incident, insists his friend.
Image: Fox and Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Screen capture)

Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck says Sandra Bland could have used cigarette as a weapon

On Monday morning’s Fox and Friends, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland wanted her to put out her cigarette because she might use it as a weapon.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Ted Cruz and the politics of faith and fear: How the GOP mastered the art of exploiting scared Christians

These people are, in a word, afraid. And their candidates have mastered the exploitation of their fears.
Evansville police officer  Officer Bryan Underwood -screenshot

WATCH: Policeman’s son on a ride-along attacks man filming his dad making an arrest

Officer Bryan Underwood was addressing a man lying in the back of a police cruiser at a gas station and complaining that he had been shot in the stomach, when he noticed he was being filmed.
Baphomet statue unveiling (Vine)

Cost of admission: one soul — Satanic Temple thwarts Christian hecklers at demonic statue unveiling

The group had planned to unveil the statue of Baphomet at Bert’s Marketplace in Detroit, but the business owner backed out after Christian activists complained and threatened to shut down the event.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) [Facebook]

Sovereign citizens back ‘bungling fool’ Maine governor and want entire legislature impeached for treason

A Maine sovereign citizens group that previously accused state lawmakers of domestic terrorism is crying treason once again by hammering the same lawmakers for extending their legislative session in order to complete their work.
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Here’s why Koch-backed Scott Walker is an American dictator in waiting

Pick fights. Smear and scapegoat opponents. Punish the defeated. Escalate.