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Snoop: Zimmerman prosecution was lacking because Trayvon Martin was black

Reggae artist Snoop Lion, formerly known as rap artist Snoop Dogg, said at a press event for his new film “Turbo” on Wednesday that he felt the prosecution in the Zimmerman murder trial was lacking because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black. “If that had been a black-on-black crime, it…

Utah lawmaker calls for an end to compulsory education

A Republican lawmaker in Utah is calling on his state to put an end to the requirement that children go to school. On Tuesday, Deseret News flagged a Friday article posted to state Sen. Aaron Osmond’s blog where he says that Utah “should take a close look at repealing compulsory…

Online activist stifles ‘opportunistic’ Zimmerman juror’s attempt to land a book deal

The woman behind a petition to stop one of the jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial from writing a book about her experiences told Fusion on Tuesday that even she was surprised when it succeeded. “I was expecting to start that Change[.org] petition, go to sleep, wake up in…

Nugent’s new racist rant: ‘The blacks’ are to blame for their own oppression

Ex-rocker turned right-wing agitator Ted Nugent called in to Alex Jones’ radio show on Tuesday and unleashed an epic racist tirade, blaming African-Americans for “the black problem” and claiming that all real racism was eliminated from the U.S. in the 1960s. According to Media Matters, the gun and bow-hunting advocate…

Bill O’Reilly: Stevie Wonder boycotting Florida and 21 other states to ‘sell product’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday accused Stevie Wonder of trying to “sell product” after the musician pledged to boycott Florida and all of the other 21 states with “Stand Your Ground” laws. Following a Florida jury’s decision to find former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman not guilty for the…

Sysco facing thousands in fines for ‘runaway train’ of food storage violations

Food distributor Sysco could be forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines after officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) found insects and rodent droppings at storage sheds the company used for perishable foods throughout northern California, KNTV-TV reported on Tuesday. “I think this became, based on…

Video shows white Milwaukee man shooting black teen as mother watches

Surveillance video submitted to a court on Tuesday showed a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man fatally shooting his 13-year-old black neighbor in the chest as the teen’s mother watched. During opening statements in the trial for John Spooner, jurors saw video of 13-year-old Darius Simmons taking the trash bin in from…

Poop-based parasite sickens over 100 in three states

A parasite that comes from fecal matter has been spotted in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas since the beginning of July, authorities warned this week. The cyclospora parasite comes from fecal matter and is typically contracted by humans who eat produce tainted by said fecal matter. Over 100 people came down…

Jimmy Carter compares Trayvon Martin protests to ‘race riots’

Former President Jimmy Carter compared the demonstrations calling for justice on behalf of the family of slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin to violent outbursts in the country’s past in an interview with WXIA-TV on Tuesday. “I’ve seen outbreaks of this before, in California, when the black man was being beat up…

Colbert: Where are my race riots? This is some ‘weak-ass sh*t’

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dedicated a “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger” segment to America’s non-rioting African-Americans and to the Fox News Channel. By now, Colbert said, most people know that George Zimmerman was acquitted. Cable pundits like himself knew that “if…

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