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Ray Kelly: ‘No question’ people will die if stop-and-frisk is ended

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday asserted that people would die if the city’s controversial policy of stopping and frisking suspects without a warrant was halted. In a July New York Times column, Charles Blow had connected the stop-and-frisk policy to neighborhood watch programs like the one…

Russian riot police detain eight Pastafarians during ‘pasta procession’ in Moscow

Russian authorities in Moscow broke up a march of Pastafarians on Saturday with some help from anti-gay Russian Orthodox religious activists. Moscow police told RIA Novosti that eight Pastafarians were detained for “attempting to hold an unsanctioned rally” in the city. Followers of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…

Rand Paul: GOP has ‘room for people who believe in bigger govt.’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday refused to explicitly say that he disagreed with his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) offers “nothing” to Republicans — but he may have shocked some tea partiers by declaring that the party had “room for people who believe…

Fox News guest: ‘No question’ that polar bears are ‘thriving’

A Fox News guest on Friday said that there was “no question” that polar bears were now “thriving” and should be taken off the endangered species list. “The polar bears are thriving as you said,” Pacific Legal Foundation President Rob Rivett told Fox News host Shannon Bream. “In fact, 50…

Texas deputy sues woman for ‘mental anguish’ after he kills her son-in-law

A Texas deputy has filed a lawsuit against a woman for past and future “mental anguish” after he was called to her house last year on a 911 call and forced to kill her son-in-law, who was allegedly behaving irrationally after using drugs. According to the Houston Chronicle, Harris County…

Priebus throws Romney under the bus: Policies were ‘racist’ and ‘horrific’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday shocked reporters by blasting his own party’s former presidential nominee’s immigration policies as “racist” and “horrific.” According to Business Insider’s Brett LoGiurato, Priebus was asked about former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” policy following Thursday’s “Rising Stars” presentation at the RNC…

Creationist radio ad: Evolution cannot be debunked with reason

You cannot convince people that evolution is false with logic, according to the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. In a 60-second radio ad released Thursday, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie. But that didn’t…

CNN highlights how marijuana prohibition harms children

“Think of the children,” is usually the rallying cry of opponents of drug legalization. But CNN on Thursday highlighted how marijuana prohibition was actually harmful to some children who were denied the potentially life-saving drug. In a segment on The Lead, CNN host Jake Tapper interviewed a man whose young…

Texas deputy accused of raping mother in front of her children resigns

A deputy in Texas accused of raping a woman in front of her children has resigned, according to KHOU 11 News. Lisa Rodriguez of of East Harris County told local media outlets earlier this week that the deputy came to her home to question her about harassing phone calls. During…

Indiana police threaten to Taser black firefighter in the face for waving at them

A police department in Indiana has launched an internal investigation after a firefighter said he was thrown to the ground and threatened with a Taser for waving at several officers, who thought he was flipping them off. Evansville firefighter George Madison Jr. told the Evansville Courier & Press that he…

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