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St. Louis police officer fatally shoots 23-year-old African-American man holding knife

The St. Louis Police Department said on Tuesday that an officer was forced to shoot a man who was holding a knife, CNN reported. According to a spokesperson for the department, police were contacted after a 23-year-old African-American man stole a package of muffins and two energy drinks from a…

Man brutally beaten by Santa Ana cops after he surrendered now faces deportation

A man who was savagely beaten by police after he laid down on the ground and surrendered to them is now at risk of being deported from the country. According to Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, 27-year-old Edgar Vargas Arzate — who on June 20 was brutalized by police in Santa…

Indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry to turn himself in to authorities

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday after he was indicted by a jury in the state last week on two felony charges of abusing power, local news reports said. Neither the offices for…

Missouri lt. gov.: We need ‘Anglo-American’ justice in Ferguson, not racial protests

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Tuesday called for Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to reinstate the curfew in Ferguson to allow the justice system — which he said was a product of “Anglo-American civilization” — to do its job. Following Monday night’s clashes with police in the wake of…

Racial violence in Ferguson reminiscent of apartheid, UN rights chief says

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. Navi Pillay, who is due to step down at the…

Tea Party of Louisiana: Common Core turns kids gay, and this parody website proves it

The Tea Party of Louisiana used a phony news story to back its claim that Common Core had turned “thousands of children across the nation” into homosexuals. The conservative group cited the story, “Common Core turns first wave of students gay,” on the satirical news site Broken World News to…

Obama walks fine line on racial issues as protests rage in Ferguson

Under a photo of Barack Obama carried by demonstrators in a town rocked by racially-charged protests, the appeal to America’s first black president is loud and clear: “Please come now.” The poster is among those waved by demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed…

New York City prosecutor: Grand jury to hear NYPD chokehold death case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City prosecutor said on Tuesday he will present evidence to a grand jury next month in the death of an unarmed man who police put in a chokehold while arresting him. Daniel Donovan Jr., district attorney in the New York borough of Staten…

Who is to blame for Ferguson violence and looting? Police and protesters point to outside agitators

By Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed. The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away. Protest hymns were replaced by the…

Ex-Virginia teacher indicted in attack on legislator’s wife

(Reuters) – A former Virginia high school teacher who police say attacked the wife of a state legislator was indicted by a grand jury on Monday on three felony charges of entering a house armed, abduction and malicious wounding, according to court documents. Police say Claire Ogilvie, 36, attacked Nancy…

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