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Topless woman sues NYPD for ‘baseless’ arrest

According to a complaint filed yesterday against the New York City Police Department, a woman believes her civil rights were violated when officers arrested her for sunbathing topless on a park bench in 2012. Jessica Krigsman alleges that she was sunbathing topless on a bench in Calvert Vaux Park when…

Changes to Hungary’s constitution spur thousands to protest

Thousands of Hungarians gathered outside the country’s parliament in Budapest Saturday in protest at changes to the new constitution they say infringe on civil rights. After a demonstration on Thursday, protestors and a number of NGOs including Amnesty International launched a second rally against a package of measures due to…

Civil rights icon moved to tears by Alabama police chief’s apology

Rep. John Lewis (R-GA) was moved to tears on Saturday by an apology from a police chief in Montgomery, Alabama, who said his department utterly failed to protect civil rights marchers as they disembarked from a Grayhound bus into a segregated terminal in 1961. Lewis was one of 21 protesters…

Watch live: Holder delivers remarks on gun violence in Georgia

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks on gun violence, civil rights and voter protection at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. He will also take other questions. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Beck: We have a ‘righteous calling’ to lead a ‘new civil rights movement’

Former Fox News personality Glenn Beck said he believed Tuesday morning that he was capable of leading a “new civil rights movement” in America after claiming that fascism was coming to Europe. Appearing on televangelist James Robison’s Life Today show, Beck commented on the popular Occupy Wall Street movement. “We…

NC: Rep. Virginia Foxx claims GOP led on civil rights in the 60s

Ah, it’s pathetically ignorant, perpetually re-elected NC U.S. Congresscritter Virginia Foxx opening her trap again to contribute batsh*ttery to the public discourse and historical record with the ludicrous claim on the House floor that the Republican party had a progressive record on civil rights and Congress passed legislation in the…

Catholic columnist: homosexuality = eating disorder

And the church wonders why its numbers are shrinking? Deacon Keith Fournier’s screed @ Catholic Online, “Should Disordered Appetites be Civil Rights?”, only reinforces the belief that the moral and logical center is missing from the domain of pedophile-enabling Prada Papa Ratzi’s domain. He pulls out all the old saws,…

Workshop: how to engage on the topic of race and LGBT civil rights

A reader of my blog named Kevin wrote me the other day to say that he is interested in building bridges with people of color (POC) about race and equality but doesn’t know how to engage when the conversation turns tense. I asked if I could post his letter to…

Black and gay — and reclaiming ‘civil rights’

As someone who is black and lesbian, it’s tiring and absurd to encounter the argument that the black civil rights movement somehow exclusively owns the ability to use “civil rights.” And the result of that is any challenge to this thinking amounts to stepping on the third rail. There is…

Huckabee: gay rights movement hasn’t had enough skulls cracked to earn civil rights

It’s nice to see rapist/murderer-releasing ex-governor, Baptist minister-without-a-theology-degree and failed GOP prez candidate Mike Huckabee engaging in the Oppression Olympics when it comes to doling out civil rights. In this appearance on The View, the former Arkansas chief executive thinks homos should get a taste of the Bull Connor violence…

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