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University of North Carolina student: Administrator told me ‘rape is like football’

Two of the women who filed a federal complaint against the University of North Carolina spoke out against the school’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault cases Monday night on CNN. “She told me rape is like football, and if you look back on the game what would you have done…

Plaintiff in NYPD lawsuit condemns ‘humiliating’ stop-and-frisks

In video published Monday, the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the New York Police Department explained the horrors of stop-and-frisk searches. “The whole experience is humiliating, it’s embarrassing, and really, you know, it doesn’t matter what kind of person you are, how tough you are, whatever, it’s a…

Ralph Nader explains how voting for the ‘least worst’ candidate corrupts democracy

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Monday decried the lack of choices at the ballot box and predicted super rich candidates would run in 2016. Speaking on C-SPAN, Nader said the influence of money on the political process along with the weakening of unions had prevented candidates from addressing certain controversial…

Economics professor smacks down Bill O’Reilly: He has no idea what a ‘nanny state’ is

Appearing Monday on “Democracy Now,” Richard Wolff, an economics professor who taught for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts, said that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has absolutely no idea what he’s saying when he rants about so-called “nanny states.” Wolff’s comments were a reaction to a clip of…

Tennessee couple accused of sticking 5-year-old daughter in oven

A Tennessee man who is a registered sex offender and his girlfriend were accused of aggravated child abuse and neglect against their three children, including charges they disciplined their 5-year-old daughter by stuffing her in an unlit oven. WBIR-TV reported on Saturday that 34-year-old Lavelldo Washington and 23-year-old Corneisha Wilkerson…

Michael Moore: ‘We want to join hands with all NRA members’ who are rational

At a town hall meeting held on the 10th anniversary of the documentary “Bowling for Columbine” winning an Oscar for “Best Documentary,” liberal filmmaker Michael Moore urged mothers and fathers concerned about gun violence to form community groups with friends and neighbors, with the goal of every member getting as…

Albany police: SWAT used poor black neighborhood for training because it’s ‘realistic’

The chief of police in Albany, New York says that his department just wanted a “realistic” setting when it frightened residents in a poor, predominately African-American neighborhood with SWAT training exercises that included firing blank ammunition and exploding flash grenades. On Thursday, Albany’s SWAT team shocked nearby residents when it…

Jim Carrey’s anti-gun music video: Charlton Heston had an ‘itty-bitty gland’

Crooning like Johnny Cash in a satirical music video published Monday by comedy website Funny or Die, actor Jim Carrey mocks gun enthusiast and actor Charlton Heston, claiming his famous remarks about prying a gun from his “cold dead hands” kept him out of heaven, and also means he probably…

Right-wing director defends interview with child molester for pro-Paterno documentary

NBC News was criticized Monday morning for airing and promoting a right-wing documentarian’s interview with convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. On Monday, the family of Sandusky’s supervisor, deceased Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, said in a release that the airing of excerpts from documentarian John Ziegler’s interview with…

Fedex shipping two adorable pandas China to Toronto

Fedex was expected on Monday to ship two pandas from China to Canada as part of an agreement signed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and China’s former President Hu Jintao. Er Shun, a 5-year-old female, and Da Mao, a 4-year-old male, will spend five years at the Toronto Zoo…

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