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CNN scrubs iReport claiming Capt. Ron Johnson’s fraternity gestures were ‘gang signs’

Conservatives and a CNN iReport incorrectly concluded that Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was in a gang after seeing photos of him making hand gestures to support his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. The Washington Post on Wednesday fact checked the assertion made by a CNN iReport that photos of…

St. Louis police officer fatally shoots 23-year-old African-American man holding knife

The St. Louis Police Department said on Tuesday that an officer was forced to shoot a man who was holding a knife, CNN reported. According to a spokesperson for the department, police were contacted after a 23-year-old African-American man stole a package of muffins and two energy drinks from a…

Fox News asks Laura Ingraham to analyze Ferguson unrest: ‘Thugs are thugs’

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday explained to Fox News that there had been unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot by police because “thugs are thugs.” After another night of clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson on Tuesday, Fox News host Steve Doocy…

Ohio anti-abortion leader: Ban public nudity, breastfeeding because boobs promote Gay Pride

A prominent pro-life activist has called to ban all public nudity because he said that topless dancers who protested at his church had committed an “offense to God.” At least six bare-breasted women and other supporters of the Foxhole North club marched in front of the New Beginnings Ministries church…

Fox host: Robbery video suggests Ferguson ‘officer was justified’ in killing unarmed teen

Fox News host Juliet Huddy on Sunday asserted that the Ferguson Police Department was right to release video of a robbery because it could convince protesters that the “officer was justified” when he killed unarmed teen Michael Brown. On Saturday, law enforcement sources told NBC News that the Department of…

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…

Mall cop ignores racist harassing Seattle protesters and pepper sprays black bystander instead

An African-American Seattle man who happened to be walking by a pro-Palestinian protest said that he is still confused as to why a security guard would have pepper sprayed him instead of a white man who was harassing demonstrators and yelling racial slurs. Freelance photographer Alex Garland, who photographed and…

Activists swarm SB1070 ‘racial’ citizenship check in Tucson, crawl under Border Patrol SUV

A group of activists swarmed a traffic stop in Tucson on Sunday, and attempted to prevent the Border Patrol from taking away an undocumented immigrant who was pulled over for allegedly making an improper right turn. Tucson Police Sgt. Chris Widmer told KGUN that the man did not have a…

Ohio strippers take topless protest to church that harassed them as ‘whores, tramps’ for nine years

A group of topless dancers in Ohio on Sunday turned the tables on a fundamentalist church that has picketed their club for almost nine years. According to the Coshocton Tribune, at least six bare-breasted women, employees and friends of the Foxhole North club marched outside the New Beginnings Ministries church…

Winning Arab-American candidate unloads on GOP loser: ‘I ran to stop people like you’

Tea Party-backed Republican Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) won his primary on Tuesday, and took the opportunity to say what he really thought about his Republican challenger’s “smear campaign.” At the conclusion of Amash’s victory speech in Grand Rapids, he jabbed “lobbyist” Pete Hoekstra’s conduct while backing challenger Brian Ellis. Hoekstra,…

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