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Tulsa police chief: My department was ‘seeking justice’ with fundraiser for Ferguson officer

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan this week defended his department after it took up a collection for Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown. In a statement obtained by Tulsa World, Jordan noted that members of the media had inquired about a collection jar for…

Florida pastor lashes out at atheists because he wants school prayer ‘like the Constitution says’

A Florida chaplain on Thursday accused a secular group of trying to turn him into an atheist because he was no longer allowed to pray with students at high school football games. After receiving a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Orange County public school district recently ordered…

Police chief defends cop in video threatening to ‘put a round in your ass’ during traffic stop

Police in Florida are defending officers who pulled a gun on a driver and threw him to the ground in a videotaped traffic stop. The cell phone video recorded by a back seat passenger during the Feb. 4, 2013 arrest has been viewed more than 46,000 times since it was…

Stephen Colbert rips Fox News for blaming media for Ferguson violence

On The Colbert Report last night, Stephen Colbert returned from his two-week-long hiatus and surveyed how the dialogue about race in America has changed in his absence. “Sadly,” he began, “Ferguson, Missouri is now best known for racial conflict, police brutality, and violence in the street — and not, as…

Jon Stewart warns ‘f*cking crazy’ ISIS: In 20 years, you could be as dysfunctional as the U.S.

Daily Show host Jon Stewart warned the extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday that the worst thing for them in the long term might not be failing to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but dealing with the aftermath of success. “Take a good look at us,” Stewart…

Sitting while Black in Minnesota: Cops Tase man for not stating his name

Video posted online on Tuesday depicts the arrest and Tasing of an unidentified Black man in St. Paul, Minnesota for seemingly little reason other than his refusal to state his name, the Twin Cities Daily Planet reported. “Why am I going to jail?” the man can be heard saying toward…

Feminist video game critic forced to leave her home after online rape and death threats

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of an online video series analyzing problematic representations of women in video games, was forced to leave her home on Tuesday after death threats made online against herself and her family, Polygon reported. “Some very scary threats have just been made against me and my family,” Sarkeesian…

Former Washington Post reporter severely beaten at Walmart while living in his truck

A former reporter who worked for both The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal said this week that he expected to be blind in one eye after being badly beaten in a Walmart parking lot. Les Gapay, 70, told the Missoulian that he had recently left his Section 8…

South Dakota cop indicted after being caught on video repeatedly Tasering helpless man

A South Dakota police officer is facing an indictment for repeatedly Tasering an unresponsive man who was already handcuffed, an incident that bystanders caught on video. According to KELO radio, Pine Ridge tribal police officer Rebecca Sotherland, 32, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for violating the Constitutional…

Pat Robertson knows why Robin Williams killed himself: ‘The heathen’ worships false gods

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday explained to his viewers that Robin Williams had recently committed suicide because “the heathen” worships false gods like fame and money. “What is your God? Is it money?” Robertson asked. “So, when you get money, what’s going to happen? Is it fame? So, when you…

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