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Utah woman accidentally shoots family member driving to pawn shop to sell gun

A Utah woman was recovering on Monday after a relative shot her with a gun they planned to sell. According to KSL, a 33-year-old women was “manipulating” the gun in the backseat of the car while she rode to a pawn shop in Taylorsville with a 53-year-old female family member,…

Kansas police shot unarmed suicidal teen 16 times as family says they begged them not to

Family members of a teen who was shot at least 16 times by police in Ottawa, Kansas said this week that the 18-year-old was unarmed and suicidal when he was gunned down. Brandy Smith told KCTV that police were there when her nephew, 18-year-old Joseph Jennings, had tried to kill…

Fox News ‘confused’ about how Beyonce can be a feminist when she doesn’t wear pants

Fox News on Monday reported that it was “confusing” that Beyonce could call herself a feminist while she was wearing revealing clothes on stage. At the conclusion of Sunday night’s MTV Music Awards, Beyonce performed a 15-minute medley of her latest album. And at one point, the word “Feminist” flashed…

Pastor calls to imprison gays for ‘ten years hard labor’ with new constitutional amendment

A pastor who uses his Internet platform to teach political lessons based on conservative Christian ideology has proposed a constitutional amendment to punish LGBT people for “ten years in prison at hard labor.” In a video posted to his PreachingPolitics.com website last month that was flagged by the Good As…

Deputy chief tells Fox: Solution to over-militarization of police is painting tanks blue

The deputy police chief in Dallas told Fox News over the weekend that Americans had the misperception that police forces were over-militarized because departments had not painted armored vehicles blue. During an interview about the unrest after Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro pointed out to…

Legally blind Florida man suspects break-in, shoots nephew: ‘I couldn’t see anything’

A legally blind man in Tampa said that he didn’t know he was shooting his nephew when he heard someone breaking in on Monday, but he doesn’t regret it. Melchisedec “Mya” Williams told WTVT that he grabbed his gun when he heard a noise sometime before 2 a.m. “I couldn’t…

‘Heartbreaking’: CNN host upset by ‘hundreds’ of wine bottles broken in Napa quake

CNN host Ana Cabrera said on Sunday that it was “heartbreaking” to see images of broken wine bottles after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Napa, California. In the aftermath of the quake that injured nearly 90 people in Napa alone, Cabrera invited Silver Oak winery CEO David Duncan to talk…

Fox host kicks off two black lawyers after they accuse her of ‘distracting’ from Brown’s death

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro kicked two African-American attorneys off of her show after they accused her of “distracting” from the death of slain teen Michael Brown by focusing on minor details of witness accounts. On Saturday’s episode of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Pirro asked former St. Louis Mayor Freeman…

Rachel Maddow on action against Syria and ISIS: ‘Is this about to be a new war?’

On Friday night, Rachel Maddow analyzed what she considers to be a series of “increasingly aggressive” statements by the Obama administration regarding actions against the Islamic militant group ISIS in Iraq and in Syria. Since video of the beheading of journalist James Foley emerged last week, the Obama administration has…

News outlets misgender Detroit shooting victims as LGBT community faces attacks

One victim is dead and two others injured after a series of shootings in Detroit’s Palmer Park, all of which involved attacks on LGBT people. According to ABC affiliate WXYZ, the third victim, a gay man, was found dead last Friday morning in a parking lot close to the park’s…

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