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Medical examiner tells Fox: Pot in system could have made Michael Brown act ‘crazy’

The medical examiner who carried out a private autopsy on slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown suggested that reefer madness might have been to blame in the unarmed teen’s death. Dr. Michael Baden conducted the second autopsy on Brown’s body and found that he had sustained six gunshot wounds, two to…

DC think tank tells Amnesty to ‘suck it’ in Twitter spat over Ferguson rights abuses

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank took umbrage at a message by human rights group Amnesty International that was posted on the social medium Twitter. According to Mashable, the person operating the Twitter account for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) told Amnesty to “suck it” over a suggestion…

Florida woman shoots 7-year-old grandson she mistook for an intruder

A 7-year-old boy in Tampa, Florida is hospitalized after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him. The Associated Press reported that around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired. Linda Maddox, 63, said that she and her twin grandsons…

Texas woman steals bottle of cheap wine in misguided effort to be close to jailed boyfriend

A 22-year-old woman in Cedar Park, Texas reportedly stole a cheap bottle of wine in hopes that police would arrest her and take her to jail, where she would be closer to her incarcerated boyfriend. KTVU.com reported that Alicia Walicke walked into a Shell gas station on Wednesday and took…

After police killings, Georgia teens create cop accountability app

Three teenagers from Decatur, Georgia have created an app designed to foster a culture of accountability and accessibility for citizens dealing with local law enforcement and to reduce instances of police brutality. The Madame Noire blog reported on Five-O, an app for Android and iPhone that directs users to the…

NIH scientist cracks roommate’s skull with hammer over death of dog

A longtime scientist at the National Institutes of Health attacked the woman he lived with with a hammer, fracturing her skull in a fit of rage over the death of his dog. According to WJLA Channel 7, Timothy Oliver, 68, of Rockville, Maryland left his 3-year-old Maltese dog in the…

Democratic NY governor candidate arrested for ‘menacing’ police officers with umbrella

A long-shot candidate who hopes to be the Democratic nominee for New York’s gubernatorial race was arrested when he attempted to film police officers in a subway station as they detained an African-American subway passenger. Capital New York reported that comedian and activist Randy Credico was passing through New York…

Florida man ‘brutally’ rapes woman then calls 911 on himself: ‘Take me to jail’

A 47-year-old man from Riviera Beach, Florida is in custody after he called 911 to confess that he had just sexually assaulted a woman who came to him about a cleaning job he posted on Craigslist. The Palm Beach Post reported that Joel Jones met sheriff’s deputies in the street…

Criminal charges possible after Atlanta 3-year-old shoots himself in face with unattended gun

A 3-year-old boy from southwest Atlanta is in stable condition after being shot in the face in what police are calling a tragic accident. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that the shooting took place sometime after 10:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Allen Hills apartment complex, a gated community located…

Ferguson police got military gear free from the Pentagon through 90s ‘War on Drugs’ program

Under a federal program, local police departments like the St. Louis County Police in Ferguson, Missouri are arming themselves with tactical military gear that they obtain for free from the Pentagon. Talking Points Memo reported on the connection between U.S. police militarization and the federal 1033 program, approved in 1992,…

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