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Dallas 911 operator: Black domestic violence victims are ‘like animals’

A Dallas 911 operator was fired on Wednesday after reportedly posting racist messages to Facebook about African-American domestic violence victims and other residents that she was supposed to be helping to protect. In Facebook screen shots obtained by WFAA, then-911 operator April Sims rants about African-Americans and Hispanics. “Black people…

Stridently anti-LGBT candidate announces run for Bachmann seat

A former Minnesota state representative who made a name for himself in 2010 with his stridently anti-gay views announced on Wednesday that he intends to run for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). “It seems like every day we hear about another out-of-control Washington, D.C. power…

Gohmert: Freedom of the press is ‘granted in the Second Amendment’

During a Thursday rant about news that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting phone records from millions of Americans, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemed to be a little confused when he proclaimed that freedom of the press is “granted in the Second Amendment.” Gohmert noted that NSA…

Chicago 9-year-old boy shot in chest: ‘Mommy, I’m shot’

A 9-year-old boy in Chicago was struck in the chest by a stray bullet Wednesday afternoon while riding in his mother’s car. According to the Chicago Tribune, the unknown shooter was aiming at the boyfriend of the boy’s mother, who was riding in the front passenger seat. No one else…

Florida man Tasered after naked marriage proposal at wrong house

A Florida man who went to the wrong house to propose to his girlfriend in the nude was shocked with a Taser this week after spitting on a police officer. WKMG reported that 22-year-old Thomas Edwards claimed to Casselberry police that his he had gone to the address given to…

Texas boy was making AK-47 ‘safe’ when he killed stepsister on her 13th birthday

A Texas girl died on Tuesday night after being accidentally shot with an AK-47 assault-style rifle while her stepbrother was “making the weapon safe by pulling the trigger,” authorities said. In a press release on Wednesday, Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford explained that deputies responded to a call Tuesday night…

Doctors suspect Michigan cat hoarder’s liver cancer caused by fecal matter

A cat hoarder with terminal liver cancer who was admitted to hospice care this week likely caused his condition, or at least made it much worse, with exposure to feline fecal matter, physicians told a CBS News affiliate in Michigan on Wednesday. The 60-year-old man’s home in Pleasant Lake was…

Texas rep.: Atheist chaplains would tell parents that dead soldiers are ‘worm food’

A Texas Republican congressman said on Wednesday that he opposed atheist chaplains in the military because they would tell the parents of dead soldiers that their children were just “worm food.” During Wednesday night’s House Armed Services Committee hearing, Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) explained that he had offered an amendment…

Filmmakers to dig up New Mexico landfill in search of ‘The Worst Video Game Ever’

A video game legendary for being so bad that its publisher is rumored to have buried tens of thousands of copies of it in the desert is getting its time in the limelight, and it only took 30+ years. Atari’s “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” was credited with helping to kick…

Sen. Graham: ‘I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind turning over records’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) practice of collecting phone records from millions of Americans, and said that he had no problem with being spied on. During an interview on Fox News, Graham was asked to react to the news that Verizon had been…

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