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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…

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…

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…

‘Fox & Friends’ suddenly against wiretapping they supported under Bush

Thursday morning on the Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox and Friends,” the three hosts responded with alarm to news that the National Security Agency has been collecting the phone records of millions of cell phone customers wholesale and with no regard to accusations of wrongdoing. The trio were clearly…

‘Today Show’ hosts evacuated after man tries to slit his wrists

A man reportedly harmed himself with a knife outside NBC’s Today Show on Thursday. “Opening the 8 o’clock half hour inside the studio today because there was an incident out on the plaza,” host Matt Lauer explained after a commercial break. “A short time ago, a man out there attempted…

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