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Maryland judge orders courtroom deputy to shock disruptive ‘sovereign citizen’ defendant

A Maryland judge ordered a sheriff’s deputy to shock a defendant who would not stop citing “sovereign citizen” doctrine during a court hearing. According to the court transcript and reported last week by the Baltimore Post Examiner, Judge Robert C. Nalley asked 25-year-old Delvon King, who was representing himself, to…

Pat Robertson knows why Robin Williams killed himself: ‘The heathen’ worships false gods

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday explained to his viewers that Robin Williams had recently committed suicide because “the heathen” worships false gods like fame and money. “What is your God? Is it money?” Robertson asked. “So, when you get money, what’s going to happen? Is it fame? So, when you…

New York Times declines to endorse Gov. Cuomo for a second time, citing corruption

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Times declined to endorse either Governor Andrew Cuomo or challenger Zephyr Teachout in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election, citing his failure to clean up corruption and her lack of political experience. In its Wednesday edition, the newspaper criticized Cuomo, whom it had…

Even Joe Scarborough is livid about gun nuts after story about Uzi-shooting 9-year old

Without mentioning the National Rifle Association (NRA), Counsel of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass on Wednesday blamed “special interests” like the AARP for the death of an Arizona shooting instructor who was accidentally shot to death by a girl with an Uzi. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s outrage was on point…

Louisiana governor sues Obama administration over Common Core education standards

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit on Wednesday against the Obama administration, arguing that it has coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards. The move by the Republican governor comes amid a backlash against the multistate standards that aim to boost critical-thinking skills and apply…

Video shows CEO kicking puppy in elevator: ‘A friend’s pet caused me to lose control’

A major concessions company faces boycotts from sports fans outraged by surveillance video of its CEO kicking a puppy and yanking its leash during an elevator ride. Des Hague, chief executive officer of Connecticut-based Centerplate, insisted his actions were “completely and utterly out of character.” The video was recorded by…

US court allows Fargo 10 Commandments monument while secular displays banned

On Monday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Ten Commandments monument located in front of Fargo, Minnesota’s city hall does not violate the separation of church and state. The Red River Freethinkers sued the city of Fargo in 2002 and lost after…

Georgia cops fired Taser 13 times ‘as a cattle prod’ to make tired man walk before he died

A Georgia man died after police shocked him with a Taser as many as 13 times because he said he was too tired to walk due to a foot chase, his attorney said this week. At a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Chris Stewart said that police records showed that…

FBI files link Christian TV’s Paul Crouch to Italian mob, Palestinian gun trafficking

According to files compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the founder of the world’s largest Christian television network financed his endeavor with the assistance of numerous international criminal organizations. Documents obtained by MuckRock show that the FBI was investigating Trinity Broadcasting Network and its founder, Paul Crouch, for being…

Texas teen no longer facing life in prison for pot brownies — but he could still get 20 years

A Texas man is no longer facing a life term in prison for pot brownies after prosecutors decided the case wasn’t worth the effort. Jacob Lavoro was charged with a first-degree felony because, under Texas law, the sugar, flour, and other baking ingredients used to make the brownies could be…

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