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John Oliver: ‘Stop and frisk’ like catch and release fishing — but all the fish are brown

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, which allows police officers to detain and search anyone they suspect of a crime. Oliver noted the vast amount of people subjected to stop-and-frisks were black or Hispanic. Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams —…

CNN puts hate group leader on TV and he predictably insults a transgender man

Randy Thomasson, the head of a group that opposes LGBT rights, made sure to insult a transgender man after being invited on television by CNN. “Thomasson’s attempt to disrespect my own gender identity by referring to me as a ‘lady’ said more about him than me (I’m no lady, and…

California lawmaker blasts Boy Scouts for ‘very vile and sickening assumptions’ about gay men

California has moved one step closer to revoking the Boy Scouts’ tax exemption over their prohibition of openly gay leaders. The California Assembly Committee on Judiciary approved the Youth Equality Act by a 6-3 vote on Monday. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), would prohibit organizations…

Georgia man arrested for beheading and stabbing puppies

A man in Cobb County, Georgia has been arrested for allegedly mutilating two puppies his neighbors gave him to watch. Robert Williams Davis, 38, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday after police officers found the dogs’ dead bodies in a wooded area behind his house. A 14-year-old neighbor of…

Plastic surgeon defends finder’s fee reward for a ‘size 0 or 2′ wife to CNN

The hosts of CNN’s New Day did their journalistic best to investigate a New York City plastic surgeon who has resurfaced after a New York Post report on his exacting dating specifications and the rewards for prospective matchmakers. “Genuinely, I want to get married,” Dr. Emil Chynn said in a…

Florida man stuffs puppies down pants to steal them

Security cameras caught footage of an unknown Florida man stealing two puppies from a pet store by stuffing them into his pants. According to the Miami New Times blog, Orlando Police Department personnel are looking for the man, who stole the two purebred puppies from the Puppy Store on Monday.…

NC NAACP slams Gov. McCrory for ‘vulgar misuse of political power’ over voter ID law

North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber on Tuesday accused Gov. McCrory (R-NC) of “a vulgar misuse of political power” by signing a photo ID law that opponents say will disenfranchise minority and other voters. At a Tuesday press conference, Barber said the the NAACP would be suing the state…

Gohmert complains about Obama: ‘I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president’

Even while acknowledging a decline in overall violent crime in the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) insisted on accusing President Barack Obama’s administration of race-baiting in an interview with conservative radio host Steve Malzberg. “I’m glad somebody in this administration finally admitted because they’re constantly screaming about all the hate…

Fox News hosts shocked by transgender rights: ‘I can’t get my head around this’

Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin and the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday expressed outrage and confusion after California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a transgender rights law, allowing students to choose which gender identity they prefer. “I don’t know where to start on this, Michelle, because there seems to…

Judge rules white person can’t sue Paula Deen on racism charges

The racial discrimination lawsuit against former television cooking personality Paula Deen was dismissed on Monday when a federal judge determined that a white employee had no basis for making those charges against her. According to ABC News, District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled that the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson,…

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