Over the weekend, actor Liam Neeson admitted to be so enraged when a friend told him she’d been raped by a black male, that he wandered around looking for any black man to kill.
Although Neeson seemed contrite about wanting to target random black people, the actor’s comments nevertheless triggered an immense amount of controversy, given that they seemed to support the idea of modern lynching.
On Tuesday, the actor tried to quell the controversy. Speaking with ABC News, Neeson insisted that he’s not racist and that he rid himself of the urge to kill a random black man with power walking.
“I’m not a racist,” Neeson told “Good Morning America” Tuesday. Nevertheless, he felt a “primal urge to lash out.”
He also suggested that power walking helped him defuse his racist murder fantasy.
Applause as federal court blocks ‘unconstitutional’ South Dakota law that would hit pipeline protesters with up to 25 years in prison
"The so-called 'Riot Boosting' Act was clearly intended to suppress constitutionally-protected, peaceful protests of the Keystone XL pipeline."
Environmentalists celebrated Wednesday after a federal court temporarily blocked enforcement of a recently enacted South Dakota law that aims to hit pipeline protesters with fines and up to 25 years in prison.
Legal experts and green groups have decried the law, officially titled the Riot Boosting Act, as a flagrant violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution that was obviously targeted at Keystone XL opponents.
Russia detains shaman on mission to ‘banish Putin’
Russian police on Thursday said they had detained a Siberian shaman trekking towards Moscow on a mission to expel "demon" President Vladimir Putin, picking up a crowd of supporters on the way.
Police in the eastern Siberian region of Buryatia told Interfax they had detained Alexander Gabyshev, the shaman, on a highway near Lake Baikal and would put him on a flight back to his home region where he is "wanted for committing a crime".
Gabyshev's eccentric bid to walk from his home city of Yakutsk to Moscow, a distance of some 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles), has seen a group of followers join him on the way.
Whistleblower forced to come forward because intel officials consider Trump a ‘security risk’: CNN’s Avlon
Addressing a bombshell report from the Washington Post that President Donald Trump made a "promise" to an unidentified world leader that "prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community," CNN's John Avlon said it was a sign intel officials regard the president as a "security risk."
Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Avlon noted that the whistleblower is a Trump appointee which makes formal complaint all that much more alarming.
"A Trump appointee thinks this is of such concern that Congress needs to know," Berman began. "The question is: what was the promise, to whom, and what does it say about the president's notion of intelligence?"