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  • “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” Forgets Free Speech Is a Civil Right

    05/29/2015 9:23:07 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    There’s nothing quite like learning about the fate of your hard-fought advocacy work through a tweet. I was spending time with my wife and children, doing our devotions, enjoying a nice big breakfast, and not worrying about the world around us for those precious morning hours last week. As the kids scurried out the door for their homeschoolers’ dance class, I started flipping through all of the notifications on my phone. “@LifeHasPurpose @RyanBomberger Congrats on big 4th Circuit ?#FreeSpeech win vs. ?@NAACP censorship attempt!” Greg Scott of Alliance Defending Freedom tweeted. Talk about being caught off guard. I rushed to...
  • Slavery, Segregation, Solutions, and No Gratitude

    05/12/2015 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Samuel II · 25 replies
    Blog ^ | 5-12-2015 | Rev. Dr. Paul Samson
    Just like the issue of slavery, once again there is a wide spread racist hate directed at most white people when it was the majority pf white people who worked to create the legal foundation for Civil Rights in America Where are the monuments erected by Black people to honor the white fallen soldiers from the Civil War? Where are the brass plaques for the white Civil Rights martyrs such as James Reeb, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner who gave their lives to the cause of Black equality?
  • 6 Reasons Pamela Geller’s Muhammad Cartoon Contest Is No Different From Selma

    05/10/2015 6:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 9, 2015 | John Nolte
    When you are dealing with the mainstream media, it is always difficult to tell if you are dealing with willful ignorance or just plain old ignorance-ignorance. There are plenty of moronic savants in the national media who have cracked the “hot take” code to please their left-wing masters but have no fundamental grasp of history, or much of anything much of else. The act of willful ignorance in the media manifests itself through bias, and lies of omission conjured up to serve that bias. These dishonest liars know they are dishonest liars, and willfully choose to not tell the world...
  • Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Cruz & Rubio (WASPs of Latino world)

    05/07/2015 1:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Latin Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Al Madrigal appeared on Jon Stewart’s satirical Daily Show Wednesday as the “Senior Latino Correspondent,” where he performed a takedown of the leading presidential candidates’ attempts to court Hispanic voters. He called Hillary Clinton’s recent immigration promises “pandering,” and implied that they were an empty echo of Obama’s similar promises in 2008. The scene culminated with a comedic reveal of “El Jebe,” -- A.K.A. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- whose Mexican-American wife, professed love for guacamole and Spanish speaking abilities make him Madrigal’s “Hispanic” candidate. "Most candidates are scrambling to go after Latinos now, but Jeb Bush started his...
  • Canada passes law expanding spy agency powers

    05/07/2015 12:16:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-05-07 | NEWS WIRES
    Canadian lawmakers passed a new anti-terror law on Wednesday dramatically expanding the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency, allowing it to operate overseas for the first time. The move came in response to the first terror attacks on Canadian soil last October, when a gunman killed a ceremonial guard and stormed parliament, and a soldier was run over in rural Quebec. A large number of critics -- including celebrated author Margaret Atwood -- have vehemently decried bill C-51 as an unprecedented assault on civil rights, saying it lacks oversight and is overly broad. It criminalizes the promotion of terrorism,...
  • Can you run from police?

    04/30/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 29, 2015 | CURT ANDERSON and JULIET LINDERMAN
    When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets. Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, and the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that in safe neighborhoods, people not suspected of criminal activity can ignore a police officer who approaches them, even to the point of walking away. But courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common, ruling that police can chase, stop and frisk people...
  • Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard

    04/29/2015 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2015 12:34 PM EDT | Curt Anderson and Juliet Linderman
    When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets. Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, and the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that in safe neighborhoods, people not suspected of criminal activity can ignore a police officer who approaches them, even to the point of walking away. But courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common, ruling that police can chase, stop and frisk people...
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • Joe Biden to Authoritarian Chinese President: U.S. Only Supports Human Rights As ‘Political

    04/06/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Vice President Joe Biden once told Chinese President Xi Jinping that U.S. leaders only support human rights as a matter of political optics, and that this makes the United States no better than China, according to a new New Yorker profile of Jinping. The New Yorker relates encounters between Biden and Jinping in 2011 and 2012, when both were vice presidents of their respective nations: Biden told me that Xi asked him why the U.S. put “so much emphasis on human rights.” Biden replied to Xi, “No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not...
  • Owners of Indiana pizza restaurant go into hiding (Media Corruption)

    04/04/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BCW · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04 APR 2015 | Rick Moran
    The explosion of hatred and threats against a family owned Indiana pizza restaurant who said they wouldn't cater a gay wedding have forced them to go into hiding and they may leave town permanently. A northern Indiana pizza shop that came under fire after its owners said their religious beliefs wouldn't allow them to cater a gay wedding is closed indefinitely, and its operators say they've gone into hiding. Memories Pizza in Walkerton faced criticism this week after co-owner Crystal O'Connor expressed support for a new Indiana religious objections law. The Facebook and Yelp pages for the restaurant about 20...
  • Enraged Liberals Call for Murder of Memories Pizza Owners

    04/03/2015 2:18:44 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 84 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 4/3/2015 | Thomas
    Well, that didn't take long. The tolerance brigades are calling for the death of the proprietors of a small pizza restaurant in a sleepy Indiana town. All of the hubbub that has spawned over the last three days has spun well out of control for those that wanted to make the pizzeria an example to be shunned. However, some have taken it way too far already: they´ve raised funds for the stupid gayhaters of #MemoriesPizza let´s raise funds to kill them all !!! take you gun and kill them now — Al Gringo (@Al_Gringo) April 3, 2015 #MemoriesPizza If conservatives...
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • At Memories Pizza, New Threats Arise; Press's Determination to Ignore Them Continues

    04/03/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by celmak · 91 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 04/02/2015 | Tom Blumer
    Update, April 3: The Indiana man who claims to have been hacked now admits that he wasn't, but says he was "joking" about robbing Memories Pizza, and is threatening to sue those who exposed his (ahem) public comments. Those of us following the Memories Pizza story won't have trouble remembering it as the years go by, thanks only partially to the Walkerton, Indiana store's fairly unusual name for a pizzeria. What will also easy to recall are the "memories" of the unhinged and threatening leftist behavior that accompanied its owner's simple statement that, if the request ever arose, they would...
  • Indiana state senator on Memories Pizza: That kind of thinking has no place in this town

    04/02/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I flagged this story last night on Twitter but Matt Welch already wrote the post I wanted to write this morning about State Sen. Jim Arnold. I wonder if this schmuck is misinformed about what the pizzeria owners said, as so many people burning them in virtual effigy seem to be, or if he knows and is prepared to run them out of town regardless: “The vast majority of people in this country are not going to stand by and watch that kind of activity unfold,” [Arnold] said. “If that’s their stand I hope they enjoy eating their pizza because...
  • A Reporter Went Shopping for Bigots in IN and Unleashed Vicious Attacks on the Owners of a Pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:21:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-2-2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Alyssa Marino is an infobabe reporterette for ABC Eyeball News 57 in South Bend, Indiana. And she went shopping the other day. She got her crew and she went shopping for bigots. She wanted to find racists. She wanted to find anti-gay Christian zealots. She didn't have any evidence that there were any. There had been no news made about any anti-gay discrimination in Indiana. None. But that didn't matter. Because the news in Indiana is not real; it's fake, as was the news out of Ferguson, Missouri. As was the news at the University Virginia and the...
  • Concord coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 119 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 4/1/15 | Michelle Sokol
    Jess Dooley, a Concord High School golf, softball and basketball coach, was suspended hours after responding to Religious Freedom Restoration Act news story with Tweet about arson. A Concord High School coach has been suspended after she tweeted about arson in relation to a Walkerton pizzeria whose owners told the media they agree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Wednesday, April 1, to voice her opinion about the RFRA. She was adding to...
  • Domino's policy changes on deliveries angers residents

    03/29/2015 7:29:43 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 87 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | 3-26-15 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS - There will be no more Domino's deliveries in the Lower 9th Ward after dark.It is one of the changes the pizza company is making after another one of its drivers was murdered in the Lower 9th Ward while on the job, but residents and one city leader say the policy change is a knee-jerk reaction that is singling out their community."It just, again, puts a black eye on this community," said Vanessa Gueringer, a life-long resident of the Lower 9th Ward.Michael Price, a 36-year-old father of three, is the second Domino's delivery driver murdered on the job...
  • Can Blacks Be Racist?

    03/28/2015 5:20:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    What if it's not injustice that has led so many blacks across America to feel disenfranchised? What if it's judgment? Last week on two separate occasions guests on Sean Hannity's radio program reiterated Jesse Jackson's decades old mantra that "blacks can't be racist because we have no institutional power." This may be a clandestine way to excuse blacks for destroying cities like Ferguson, MO in the name of justice for Michael Brown, but it's hardly worth addressing seriously. Unknown to many is the fact that blacks hold more government jobs by percentage than any other ethnicity. In an article entitled...
  • Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

    03/27/2015 9:44:51 PM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 40 replies
    <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are searching for three young men after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked after being asked what he thought about the "Mike Brown situation."</p> <p>Officers released details Friday after a passenger who wasn't involved posted video of the attack on social media.</p>
  • Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Pro-Life Activists Outside Austin Planned Parenthood

    03/24/2015 9:06:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/24/2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department arrested a woman last night after a “Molotov cocktail” was thrown at pro-life activists praying outside of an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility. A Molotov cocktail is a type of homemade incendiary device usually incorporating gasoline, a breakable glass bottle, and a wick that is lit before the device is thrown.According to a report by LifeNews.com, volunteers with the Central Texas Coalition for Life were praying outside the abortion facility when the woman drove up and threw the Molotov cocktail at them. Fortunately, one of the volunteers quickly stomped out the flames and no one...
  • Attack on prayer vigil - Austin TX

    03/24/2015 6:05:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Central Texas Coalition for Life | March 24, 2015 | via Abby Johnson
    RELEASE 3/24/2014: Last night at an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility, a woman threw a Molotov cocktail (a type of homemade bomb) at group of Central Texas Coalition for Life prayer volunteers. One of the volunteers was able to quickly stomp out the flame and save the group from any danger. The group was able to record the woman's license plate number and turn that information over to the police. Police DID arrest the woman who threw the bomb directly at the prayer volunteers. Central Texas Coalition for Life Executive Director, Heather Gardner responded last night. "We are so thankful...
  • We Found Black Girl Who Filmed Viral Indianapolis Beat Down of White Girl & Little Brother

    03/22/2015 4:14:27 AM PDT · by bkopto · 81 replies
    Got News ^ | March 16, 2015 | Charles Johnson
    The girl who recorded and originally posted video to Facebook of a vicious attack on a white girl and her little brother is Toshonna Ferguson, Gotnews.com has learned. Ferguson can be heard laughing as the girl and her 5-year-old little brother are assaulted by “Nook” a.k.a. Destiny Martin. Her Facebook page (along with ‘Nook’s’ – the girl doing the beating – are now deleted). Martin was arrested yesterday. No idea of Toshonna’s status (or if the police know who she is).
  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    03/21/2015 2:43:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 137 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/18/2015
    Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students' Collective because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate -- a lot of the criticism is valid. There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a right to attend public events and report on matters that are in the public interest. The student media needs to cover initiatives that are happening on campus so that we draw attention to...
  • FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections

    03/13/2015 6:09:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 74 replies
    CNS ^ | March 12, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    Two weeks after passage, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its landmark “net neutrality” regulations Thursday morning. Among its many determinations, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not enjoy First Amendment protections because they do not have a right to free speech. “The rules we adopt today do not curtail broadband providers’ free speech rights,” the commission said on page 268 of its decision, noting that because they merely serve as a means for others to express themselves, broadband providers are not entitled to free speech rights themselves. “When engaged in broadband Internet access services, broadband providers are...
  • Obama’s Shocking Comparison Has Black Pastors Calling Him A ‘Disgrace’

    03/11/2015 2:48:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3-11-15 | Christopher Agee
    One pastor asserted that Obama cannot relate to the struggle of those who marched 50 years ago. During a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march in Selma, Ala., Barack Obama offered a speech that left many minority leaders flabbergasted. “Ask your gay friend if it’s easier to be out and proud in America now than it was 30 years ago,” he said, leading a number of faith leaders to criticize his equation of the relative struggle for inclusion by blacks and homosexuals. Breitbart spoke to Coalition of African American Pastors’ member William Owens, who explained...
  • Obama Honors Selma After Ignoring Gettysburg

    03/10/2015 7:45:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 10, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    elma: After ignoring the battle that ended slavery under the first Republican president, President Obama at the 50th anniversary of Democrats' blocking the Selma bridge says, "We're the slaves that built the White House." The parts of American history that this president chooses to commemorate and what he says about them speaks volumes about his view of America and American history. His America is not only unexceptional, it is perpetually and deeply racist, an overbearing world bully with no right to lecture the world about morality, democracy or freedom. He reminded us over the weekend that despite any progress since...
  • Selma Plus 50

    03/10/2015 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    I liked the movie "Selma," though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced "hands up, don't shoot," a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose actions the Justice Department recently determined did not "constitute prosecutable violations" of federal civil rights law. As President Obama marched last weekend in Selma, Alabama, along with others commemorating that seminal civil rights demonstration, it became clear that the time has come to stop focusing on marches and take a sober look at what really troubles the African-American community today and...
  • WATCH: Civil Rights Leader Refuses to March With Bush

    03/08/2015 7:59:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 8, 2015 | Rip Curl
    Diane Nash, a leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960s civil rights movement, refused to march in Selma on Saturday because former President George W. Bush also attended the event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famous nonviolent protest.
  • Who's in the picture?

    03/08/2015 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/072015 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama, speaking today in Selma on the 50th anniversary of the historical Bloody Sunday march:
  • Crowds arrive in Selma for 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary

    03/07/2015 9:52:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2015
    SELMA, Ala. - Thousands of people are gathering in Selma, Alabama to see President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement. Charter buses from across the nation are clogging traffic in the riverside town of 20,000. It's a carnival atmosphere with vendors selling souvenirs commemorating the violent confrontation called "Bloody Sunday."
  • Illinois High School Holds "Black Lives Matter" Assembly, Ban Other Races from Attending

    03/07/2015 10:30:51 AM PST · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/7/15 | Aurelius
    Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois held a “Black Lives Matter” assembly last week, but banned anyone who was not African American from attending. Oak Park is just outside of Chicago. White students who tried to attend were physically barred from entering the auditorium where the meeting was taking place. Parents of these students said that their children were turned away when they tried to enter. However, Principal Nathaniel Rouse, who organized the event and is black, is not backing down from his decision to exclude other races. Not only that, but by banning “whites,”...
  • Obama to mark 50 years since Selma civil rights march

    03/07/2015 8:56:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/7/15 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama is due to take part in events celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. He will deliver a speech to mark "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965, when security forces attacked demonstrators. His wife Michelle and about 100 members of Congress are also due to attend. Afterwards Mr Obama and his wife Michelle will join marchers in a recreation of a walk on a bridge that was severely repressed. Police beat and used tear gas on demonstrators at the foot of Edmund Pettus Bridge on 7 March, 1965.
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/07/2015 7:20:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Editors
    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats 03/05/2015 Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report. He...
  • Barack Obama, Benjamin Crump talk Selma

    03/06/2015 11:17:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel's TV Guy Blog ^ | March 6, 2015 | Hal Boedeker
    The 50th anniversary of the Selma marches will be a recurring topic on Sunday morning programs. The lineup this weekend:. CBS' "Face the Nation" shares part of President Barack Obama's Selma interview with Bill Plante, who covered the marches a half century ago. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. (More of Obama interview will be shown on Satuday's "CBS Evening News" and "CBS Sunday Morning.") Other guests are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. Also discussing Selma will be Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Benjamin Crump, attorney for...
  • Scientists Transplant Organs for Aborted Babies Into Rats for Future Harvest (Worse than Sodom)

    03/06/2015 2:34:48 PM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    CNS ^ | March 6, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Live Science reported in January on research being done by scientists at Ganogen, Inc., a biotech company in California, that transplants organs from aborted babies into lab rats with the goal of growing them for use in patients who need organ transplants. “Researchers say they have developed a new technique that will get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial: The research shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a rat, where the kidney can grow to a larger size,”...
  • Justice report finds Ferguson discrimination

    03/04/2015 10:03:35 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 39 replies
    KCCI News 8; CNN ^ | Mar 04, 2015 | By Evan Perez CNN Justice Reporter
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —A Justice Department civil rights investigation has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department and the city's municipal court engaged in a "pattern and practice" of discrimination against African-Americans, targeting them disproportionately for traffic stops, use of force, and jail sentences, according to a U.S. law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. ... Among the findings, reviewed by CNN: from 2012 to 2014, 85% of people subject to vehicle stops by Ferguson police were African-American; 90% of those who received citations were black; and 93% of people arrested were black. This while 67% of the Ferguson population is black....
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    03/01/2015 5:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's stirring moments, and will refocus on last year's fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Three years after Trayvon Martin killing, two women's lives intersect (Compare him to Medgar Evers)

    02/28/2015 12:36:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2015 | David A. Love
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In special circumstances, they may find their destiny, and seek to heal the world and make all of us stronger. Myrlie Evers-Williams and Sybrina Fulton are two great women whose achievements demand our attention. Although their personal stories are separated by five decades, these women share parallel lives. Thrust into a position of leadership for the greater good of society, they have used personal grief over the loss of a loved one to become agents for change....
  • Eric Holder's parting shot: It's too hard to bring civil rights cases

    02/27/2015 5:24:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.
  • Lesbian Couple Says Michigan Doctor Refused To Treat Their Baby

    02/21/2015 6:59:22 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 107 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | February 19, 2015 | Tracy Walsh
    Two Michigan parents said that a local doctor recently refused to see their six-day-old child because they are lesbians, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday... Jami and Krista Contreras said they made an appointment with pediatrician Vesna Roi at the advice of their midwife, according to television station WJBK. But when they brought their daughter for an appointment with the pediatrician, they said they were met by another doctor who told them that Roi would not treat a baby with two mothers, according to the Free Press. Roi sent a letter of apology to the parents, later acquired by the...
  • Shame

    02/18/2015 7:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Today's liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way. They would benefit immensely from considering some of the arguments in award-winning scholar Dr. Shelby Steele's forthcoming book, "Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country." Steele, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains that in matters of race, there is an ideological vision that completely ignores truth -- a vision he calls "poetic truth." In literature, poetic license takes liberties with grammatical rules, as well as realities, in order to create a more beautiful or powerful effect than would be otherwise possible. Liberals have a poetic...
  • STATEMENT BY THE PRIESTS FOR LIFE PASTORAL TEAM DEMANDING REGULATIONS FOR ABORTION MILLS IN ALABAMA

    02/14/2015 12:30:53 AM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Dr. Alveda King's blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Dr. Alveda King
    “We stand with CEC for Life, Life Legal Defense Foundation, Operation Rescue and the National Black Prolife Coalition in demanding that the Alabama Department of Public Health investigate the Central Alabama Women’s Clinic in Selma for suspected violations of abortion regulations. “The ongoing efforts to address the civil rights of babies in the womb, while ensuring the health and safety of their mothers, the dignity of their fathers, families and their communities are all in keeping with the civil rights struggle of the 20th century which once escalated on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in demonstrations led by Dr. Martin Luther...
  • High School principal OK’d racially charged anti-cop poster

    02/11/2015 4:23:33 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/11/15 | By Kirstan Conley and Erin Calabrese
    High School principal OK’d racially charged anti-cop poster By Kirstan Conley and Erin Calabrese A city high-school principal allowed a racially charged, anti-police poster to hang in the hallway — even after the December execution of two officers, The Post has learned. The sign was made by a student at Frederick Douglass Academy in The Bronx — among several posters protesting the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner that were put up in early December. “We need justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner. We can’t let these whites win. Let’s fight for what’s right, because if we don’t,...
  • A Glimmer of Light in a Bleak Decade – A Consideration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/19/2015 8:19:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Glimmer of Light in a Very Bleak Decade – A Consideration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By: Msgr. Charles PopeIt is difficult to describe the decade of the 1960s as anything but a near complete disaster for this country, Western culture, and the world. Like a tsunami that sweeps in and out in successive waves destroying and reworking the whole landscape and setting loose subsequent disasters, the 1960s was a disastrous series of revolutions whose destructive aftermath is now breeding disease, broken families, addiction, sexual confusion, and social chaos. The sexual revolution, the revolution...
  • Defending Public Abortion Images (Part 1)

    02/06/2015 6:06:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    catholic.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Trent Horn
    Last week, a professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara allegedly assaulted a pro-life activist and stole her and her sister's signs containing graphic images of abortion. The picture above shows the professor, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, accompanied by two other students who helped her carry the signs away. While almost everyone thinks people should have the right to publicly display images of abortion (except for pro-abortion activists like this professor who say it's “visual terrorism”), many people, including pro-life advocates, are divided over whether it is prudent or even morally right to publicly display such images. In this...
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • Customer files complaint against bakery for refusing to make anti-gay cake

    01/22/2015 10:23:33 AM PST · by redreno · 31 replies
    DENVER — If bakeries can be compelled to make wedding cakes for same-sex marriages, can they also be forced to create anti-gay cakes? That’s the question before the Colorado Civil Rights Division after a customer filed a complaint against Azucar Bakery in Denver for refusing to write anti-gay messages on a Bible-shaped cake.
  • Lawrence O’Donnell: lying propagandist (or really bad fact-checker) [regarding civil rights]

    01/21/2015 6:27:42 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 3, 2014 | What does the fox say?
    What does the Fox say? About Subscribe to RSS May 3, 2014   in civil rights, democrat propaganda Leave a comment LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: LYING PROPAGANDIST (OR REALLY BAD FACT-CHECKER) I do not troll around Facebook looking for arguments. Generally I go to Facebook to see if any friends have posted interesting pictures. Occasionally I will bump into an interesting article. But, from time to time I run into inflammatory and false, but pithy platitudes trumpeting the righteousness of the left. I suppose these are created and published to reinforce the progressives’ brainwashing that they are good and conservatives are evil.These...
  • Need a good civil rights documentary for my young homeschooled kids (Vanity)

    01/18/2015 8:12:08 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 57 replies
    Jan. 18, 2015 | moi
    Our kids are in second grade (homeschooled with me and my husband) and while they probably know more about the Civil War than most seven-year-olds, we haven't gotten into civil rights issues from the 1950's and 60's yet. However, our kids are old enough now to pick up on things from the radio and newspaper, so I think it's time to start to cover that. I'm looking for a relatively short documentary (or recordings of particular speeches, etc.) that presents Jim Crow, civil rights, MLK, etc. fairly factually and without a heapin' helping of white self-hate added in. (I also...