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Lawsuit claims first-graders handcuffed for talking in class

A lawsuit filed against a Chicago public elementary school alleged that several 6- and 7-year-olds were detained and handcuffed for talking in class. The Chicago Tribune reported that in March 2010, officials at Carver Primary School allegedly handcuffed the first-graders and held them in an office for an hour, where…

Autistic man with toy gun killed by Miami police officers

North Miami Beach police officers shot and killed Ernest Vassell, a 57-year-old autistic man, on Wednesday after responding to calls about a man seen walking with a rifle. But the gun was later determined to be a realistic-looking toy. The officers said Vassell refused orders to drop the “weapon,” and…

Rick Santorum: I smoked pot in college

In an interview that aired on CNN Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Piers Morgan that he had smoked marijuana while in college. “I admitted back when I was running for the Senate that when I was in college I smoked pot, and that was something I did…

Former GOP senator ‘disappointed’ and ‘disgusted’ by debt ceiling debate

Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska sharply criticized the current state of the Republican Party and the debt ceiling negotiations in an interview with the Financial Times. “I was very disappointed,” he said regarding the debt ceiling debate. “I was very disgusted.” “It was an astounding lack of responsible…

Black government employee group calls for end to racially biased drug war

Blacks in Government (BIG) has become the latest national African-American group to officially call for an end to the “war on drugs” after passing a resolution at its delegates meeting last week. The resolution (PDF), which will be delivered to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, blames…

WikiLeaks blames Guardian journalist for release of 251,000 unredacted U.S. cables

WikiLeaks on Thursday blamed a journalist from the British newspaper The Guardian for the release of hundreds of thousands of unredacted U.S. State Department documents. WikiLeaks has been redacting portions of the diplomatic cables to protect human rights activists and others, and releasing the documents in assorted batches since November…

Rep. Sewell: States systematically discouraging voter participation

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the unprecedented push to create new obstacles to voting. “There is something in the air looking to disenfranchise and make sure certain segments of the population don’t get out to vote,” she told MSNBC host Melissa…

Iowa Democrats ‘embarrassed’ by progressive group

The antics of the progressive group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) have gone too far, according to Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. Thirty members of Iowa CCI confronted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) at his town hall event on Monday, where they questioned him about supporting the Paul…

ACLU sues Baltimore police for deleting videos off cell phone

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department on behalf a man whose personal videos were deleted after he filmed officers subduing and arresting a woman. “Police officers doing their jobs in a public place are accountable to the…

‘Illegal’ Recall Walker political signs pop up across Wisconsin

Signs calling for the recall of Governor Scott Walker can be found in the lawns of residents across the state of Wisconsin, but political yard signs are outlawed under state law except during the election season. “Municipalities and the state law, both often purport to restrict political signs to a…

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