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Carrboro mayor among 150 arrested protesting North Carolina legislature

Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton was one of 151 people arrested at the North Carolina Legislative Building on Monday to protest what they said was an overreach by the Republican-controlled state government. For weeks, protesters have been participating in civil disobedience as part of “Moral Mondays.” North Carolina NAACP president Rev.…

Two white Texas officers fired for beating black woman over $150 fine

Two police officers in Texas have been fired after they were caught on video beating a woman who was being arrested for an unpaid traffic ticket. In an interview with KBMT last week, 25-year-old Keyarika “Shea” Diggles said that Jasper Officer Ricky Grissom was polite at first, allowing her to…

Secret Service: Man wrote ‘KKK forever’ and threatened to shoot Obamas

A West Virginia man was being held in jail on Monday after he threatened the life of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in a letter filled with racial slurs. WTRF first reported that Ryan Kirker of McMechen had been charged with sending the threatening letter in April…

Home-schooled teen shoots himself to death at Michigan school he used to attend

Classes at a Michigan middle school were canceled on Monday after a former student fatally shot himself. At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Dowagiac Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson confirmed that 13-year-old Darren James Price had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Atkinson said that a custodian notified the…

Watch people who haven’t read the books freak out over Game of Thrones’ ‘Red Wedding’ scene

If you found Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones traumatizing, you weren’t the only one, as evidenced by a compilation video of filmed reactions to the show’s gruesome “Red Wedding” scene. The episode, which depicts wedding festivities that turn bloody, shocked and enraged many viewers. As Entertainment Weekly wrote,…

102-year-old woman parachutes from Idaho bridge

Dorothy Custer celebrated turning 102 on Sunday by parachuting from a bridge in Idaho. For her 101st birthday last year, Custer zip-lined over the Snake River Canyon. This year, however, she told KMTV that she had planned to have a “very calm birthday.” But those plans changed when her family…

Minnesota pro-marriage equality church vandalized with religious hate speech

A Minnesota church with a history of supporting equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples was vandalized with religious hate speech over the weekend. Members arrived at the Pilgrims United Church of Christ in Maple Grove on Sunday to find homophobic graffiti and eggs thrown at the building’s walls.…

Alabama police officer fatally shoots ex-girlfriend, her stepfather and himself

Police in Selma, Alabama have confirmed that one of their officers shot and killed two people before turning the gun on himself. Selma police said that officers responded to the 2400 block of Springdale Street at around 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, where they found Dwight Moorer and his ex-girlfriend shot…

Tucker Carlson: Florida atheist monument ‘will be magnet for graffiti’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday predicted that Christians and other people in Florida would deface the first atheist monument to be placed on government property. In a news release last week, American Atheists President David Silverman explained that a 1,500-pound granite bench was being placed at the Bradford…

Robert Gibbs: Darrell Issa made himself ‘the biggest joke in all of Washington’

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday blasted House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) as “the biggest joke in all of Washington” and said he should apologize for calling current White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Issa had…

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