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Top Chicago officer relieved of duty after being accused of putting gun in suspect’s mouth

A high-ranking Chicago police official with a history of complaints against him was relieved of his powers after being accused of putting his gun inside a suspect’s mouth, the Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday. Commander Glenn Evans was charged with aggravated assault and misconduct for his alleged actions while arresting…

Jon Stewart warns ‘f*cking crazy’ ISIS: In 20 years, you could be as dysfunctional as the U.S.

Daily Show host Jon Stewart warned the extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday that the worst thing for them in the long term might not be failing to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but dealing with the aftermath of success. “Take a good look at us,” Stewart…

Sitting while Black in Minnesota: Cops Tase man for not stating his name

Video posted online on Tuesday depicts the arrest and Tasing of an unidentified Black man in St. Paul, Minnesota for seemingly little reason other than his refusal to state his name, the Twin Cities Daily Planet reported. “Why am I going to jail?” the man can be heard saying toward…

Feminist video game critic forced to leave her home after online rape and death threats

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of an online video series analyzing problematic representations of women in video games, was forced to leave her home on Tuesday after death threats made online against herself and her family, Polygon reported. “Some very scary threats have just been made against me and my family,” Sarkeesian…

Iowa Republican admits he took money to leave Michelle Bachmann’s campaign for Ron Paul’s

A former Iowa state senator admitted to being paid $73,000 to abandon Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) 2012 presidential campaign in favor of helping Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) bid, Yahoo News reported on Wednesday. The Justice Department (DOJ) said in a statement that 42-year-old Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to obstruction of…

Chicago gay couple sues cab company for kicking them out because they kissed

A gay Chicago couple is suing a local taxi cab company after a driver behaved “recklessly” and kicked them out of his cab for kissing, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Wednesday. Matthew McCrea and Steven White state in their lawsuit against Sun Taxi that that the driver objected to a…

Jon Stewart shreds Fox News for having ‘no f*cking idea’ how to discuss Ferguson

Daily Show host Jon Stewart hammered Fox News on Tuesday for their various attempts to discuss the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown — like Sean Hannity telling his radio show audience that he puts police officers at ease during traffic stops by showing them his gun. “You really do…

New video shows cops spraying rubber bullets at Ferguson crowd for no apparent reason

Police in Ferguson, Missouri were filmed isolating Black residents in the neighborhood where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and fired rubber bullets at them — yet failed to behave aggressively toward a white resident, The Nation reported on Tuesday. The footage was taken on Aug. 13, four days after Brown…

Bill O’Reilly: Seeing kids watch ‘garbage’ like Beyoncé videos ‘just breaks my heart’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly couldn’t seem to keep his train of thought together during an interview with contributor Ben Carson on Tuesday, as he conflated singer Beyoncé with “gangster rappers” and professional athletes, in video posted by Media Matters. “You remember Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. Weren’t they fabulous…

Walking in Beverly Hills while black: TV producer slams cops for false arrest

A television and film producer’s first-person account of his mistaken arrest by Beverly Hills police has attracted widespread attention, KTLA-TV reported on Tuesday. Charles Belk’s story has been shared just under 30,000 times since being posted on his Facebook page on Saturday. According to his post, Belk was walking to…

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