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Greg Abbott speaking at FreePac, hosted by FreedomWorks, in Phoenix, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Records show Texas governor started ‘pandering to idiots’ on Jade Helm 15 after wild public forum

“Scramble the Texas Air National Guard if need be. Citizens of Texas don’t need further, and continued intimidation from our Marxist president,” one San Antonio man urged the governor.
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West Virginia man claims daughter might never be a veterinarian if she learns evolution in school

Kenneth Smith of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is suing a slew of local and federal officials, alleging that the state’s practice of teaching evolution in schools is an infringement on his daughter’s civil rights.
San Bernardino County sheriff's officials are caught on tape beating 30-year-old Francis Jared Pusok after Tasing him on April 9, 2015. [KNBC-TV]

California man charged with felonies after winning settlement in horseback beating by deputies

A California man who received a $650,000 settlement after being beaten by about a dozen sheriff’s deputies in a failed attempt to flee on horseback has been charged with felonies connected to the incident.
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Boulder cops declare ‘rock stacking’ a jailable offense to stop local artist who spent 7 years creating sculptures

Michael Grab, a Boulder artist who goes by the name Gravity Glue, said that police threatened to ticket or jail him for creating stacked river rock sculptures.
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Quiverfull author delivers melodramatic defense of Duggars against ‘pagans and gullible Christians’

Rick Boyer, who wrote the book “Take Back The Land” endorsed by Jim Bob Duggar, said the reality TV stars had responded appropriately to revelations that their eldest son had molested his sisters and other girls as they slept at the family home.
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North Carolina cops pull gun on former college basketball star and then ask him for autographs

A former college basketball standout says North Carolina police drew a gun on him during a traffic stop and then asked him for an autograph.
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‘That’s what we do': Florida cops shoot and kill suicidal man after girlfriend phones for help

“I think [police] should come in using other things,” Kaitlyn Lyons said regarding the shooting death of her boyfriend, Justin Way. “And I think they definitely need to figure out how to handle suicidal people.”
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Gun nut arrested for pointing pistol at peaceful Muslim couple she considered ‘suspicious’

Around 11:00 PM last Friday, Majida and Adly Abumayaleh drove several miles from their house in Maple Grove to pick up their teenage son from a party in a residential neighborhood. Before they were able to get out of the car, a woman approached the couple’s vehicle, demanded they roll down their windows, and became violent.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Starbucks - Duggar Family Facebook

Not just the Duggars: Arkansas DHS keeps giving Christian conservatives a pass on child abuse

“(He) can’t hide behind being a Christian, being a Republican … I’m both of those, and what do people think when you say, ‘Oh, I’m a Christian’ all the time? It has to stop.”