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  • A century after Jewish man's lynching, Georgia town unsettled

    08/16/2015 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/16/2015
    In 1913, Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who worked in his Atlanta factory. The case, charged with race, religion, sex and class, exploded in a national media frenzy. When Georgia's governor commuted Frank's death sentence, citizens took matters in their own hands. The case established the Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed in Atlanta's synagogues, the homes of Old Marietta, and among Phagan's descendants.
  • ‘Stand your ground’ defense fails in Montana murder trial (Markus Kaarma found guilty)

    12/17/2014 11:57:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 171 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 2:20 AM EST | Lisa Baumann
    Just days before he shot to death a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hair stylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes. He told them they would see it on the news. Kaarma hoped to bait an intruder by leaving his garage door partially open and placing a purse inside, prosecutors said. And when he did, a motion detector alerted him early April 27. Kaarma took a shotgun outside and almost immediately fired four blasts into the garage. Diren Dede, unarmed, was hit twice. He died after the final shot hit him...
  • ART PROJECT: Group calling themselves 'queer, black and people of color' claim they hung effigies

    12/16/2014 1:00:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Kieran Corcoran and Michael Zennie
    A group of artists have claimed responsibility for hanging three effigies of lynching victims around the University of California-Berkeley campus this weekend. The artists, who say they are a 'collective of queer black and (people of color) artists, posted a message on a campus bulletin board today saying that the images - which many students and faculty found deeply offices - were part of an art project. The statement said the perpetrators are from the San Francisco Bay area - but does not state whether the people behind it are students. The artists did not identify themselves, but said that...
  • Lynching art project with live men at Sacramento State University stirs outrage [12/16/2013]

    11/29/2014 9:37:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/16/2013 | BY MICHAEL WALSH
    A college art project that had two men hanging from a tree branch with nooses around their necks has outraged and dumbfounded the student-artist's classmates and the outside world. Christina Edwards, a senior at Sacramento State University, defended the Dec. 4 performance/installation that was part of a series called "Restitution." "The purpose of this performance was to bring to light social injustices and the issues of inequality that impact me and my community as a whole," she wrote in an open letter to the school body, obtained by The Campus Culture. Edwards said that, as a young African-American woman, she...
  • Cornel West: Judging Islam by ISIS Same As Judging Christianity for Lynching Blacks

    10/26/2014 11:08:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | October 25, 2014 | TRey Sanchez
    Appearing on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, Democratic Socialists of America member Cornel West said that judging Islam by ISIS would be the same as judging Christians for killing Jews and lynching blacks. West was confused at the idea that a majority of Muslims around the world agree with the mission of ISIS. (Apparently he did not watch Ben Shapiro's squelching of "The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority.") West maintained that only the "right-wing version of Islam" is responsible for the atrocities aimed at non-Muslims. "The juxtaposition between liberals versus Islam is Islam is homogenous...
  • Subtle: Pro-Kay Hagan fliers warns GOP victory with lynching images

    10/21/2014 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Once is a coincidence, but twice is something else entirely. Less than 24-hours after the rapidly imploding Wendy Davis campaign in Texas warned that the interracially married Greg Abbott may just try to ban interracial marriage as governor, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) supporters in North Carolina are also engaging in a bit of inelegant race-baiting. The North Carolina-based Fayetteville Observer reported on Monday that churchgoers in Cumberland County were appalled on Sunday when they were treated to an image of a Jim Crow-era lynching on a flyer warning of what may occur if Republicans take control of the Senate....
  • Ferguson mob swarms town meeting: If cop gets off, ‘ya’ll better bring every army y’all got.

    09/19/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT · by walford · 169 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A raucous crowd disrupted speakers, threatened violence and accused police of murder Tuesday night as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited. And anyone who disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out. That was the scene of “democracy” as protesters apparently conceive it during a meeting of the St. Louis County Council in Clayton, Mo., as a meeting called to conduct local government descended into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The mob was on hand, of course, to “protest” the...
  • Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House (Tomorrow, Aug. 21st in D.C. and 40 other cities)

    08/20/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 20, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri. The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. “We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for...
  • Hells Angels charges dismissed

    08/17/2014 1:22:01 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kenneth A. Gailliard
    A Georgetown lawyer representing members of the Myrtle Beach Hells Angels said in a statement Friday that more than 100 charges against his clients related to arrests in April 2012, have been dismissed. John M. Hilliard III said his clients were charged in what Horry County Police called Operation Red Harvest, where he said allegations included charges of kidnapping and lynching along with various marijuana-related charges against members of the club. “There was never any credible evidence against any of my clients, a fact that I have repeatedly pointed out to the prosecution since the time of the original arrests,”...
  • Palestinians Mock Leftist Reporter Who Was Near-Lynched

    05/18/2014 8:31:31 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 3 replies
    According to our good friends at the Electronic Intifada, the Israeli journalist who says he was almost lynched outside Ramallah is making a mountain out of a molehill. It didn’t really happen the way he described it, and, let’s face it, PLO folks just don’t kill people any more. That’s what they have the Hamas for.
  • Winfrey: 'Trayvon Martin Parallel to Emmett Till...In My Mind, Same Thing'

    08/05/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." OPRAH WINFREY: "It's so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we've come." Really? Martin and Till are the same thing? As race baiters in the media have been dishonestly making this claim since the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, let's take a look at what happened...
  • Zimmerman vs Communism (Saturbray)

    07/13/2013 6:44:14 AM PDT · by bray · 21 replies ^ | 7/13/13 | bray
    But if we Hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Rom 8:25 The George Zimmerman case has nothing to do with race and everything to do with promoting the communist agenda. This is the same tactic the Three Pillars of Propaganda (media, academia & the DNC) uses to solidify their base and move their agenda forward. This is their coming together behind a feigned outrage like Global Warming so people who believe in communism will rally around their latest victim and happily give up their freedoms to a more powerful and tyrannical gummit god....
  • Were Federal anti-lynching laws legal? (Vanity)

    08/30/2012 7:47:40 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    1. Yes, the Federal government had the power to protect those whose constitutional rights had been infringed 2. No, the Federal government overstepped its boundary and infringed on the sovereignty of the states 3. I'm not sure
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors In Huge Screw-Up

    08/09/2012 1:26:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    AUGUST 9--In an embarrassing screw-up, Florida prosecutors today accidentally distributed a post-mortem photo of Trayvon Martin as well as copies of George Zimmerman’s college records, material that Florida law considers confidential and exempt from disclosure. The documents were inadvertently included in supplemental discovery records distributed this morning by prosecutor Angela Corey’s office. The material was sent to a variety of media outlets, including TSG, that have paid fees to receive discovery provided by the government to Zimmerman’s lawyer.
  • Video Debunks Beitar Lynching Charge

    04/03/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/12 | Gabe Kohn
    Video Police released on Tuesday a video of a brawl between a group of Jewish soccer fans and Arab workers in the Malha Mall. The video clearly contradicted reports in Israel's media – and statements by senior security officials – that Jewish fans of the Beitar soccer club attempted to lynch three Arab workers at the mall last week. Instead, the video shows three Arab cleaners take up sticks and began chasing a crowd of soccer fans after a verbal confrontation. A spokesman for Israel Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino said, "a few dozen Beitar fans entered the Malha Mall after...
  • George Zimmerman Video Shows Little Evidence of Broken Nose, Doctor Says

    04/03/2012 5:33:22 AM PDT · by ironman · 69 replies
    ABC ^ | April 3, 2012 | Matt Gutman
    ...shows little evidence of a broken nose, the president of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians said today.
  • Bobby Rush: 'Lynched' on the House Floor by Mississippi Republican? [says WAPO]

    04/02/2012 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies ^ | 4/2/12 | Tim Graham
    When Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie and sunglasses on the House floor as a stunt to publicize his opposition to the handling of Trayvon Martin's death in Florida, McClatchy News Service cooed, "For the 65-year-old former 1960s Black Panther Party activist, an act of civil disobedience never felt so good." But Washington Post columnist Lisa Miller inflated the stunt way beyond its significance --- comparing it to lynching -- with a white Republican congressman from Mississippi, Rep. Gregg Harper, as the alleged metaphorical hangman for pounding the gavel and calling Rep. Rush out of order:
  • Wanted Dead or Alive Poster Issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

    03/23/2012 9:56:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies · 3+ views
    AllVoices ^ | 3-23-12 | Harold Michael Harvey
    Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense circulated a “wanted dead or alive” poster for George Zimmerman for shooting to death a Florida teenager four weeks ago. Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain said he accosted what he alleges was a suspicious looking black male walking through his neighborhood. He further contends the man punched him, and bloodied his nose, so Zimmerman fired a gun shot striking the man in the chest. The “man” was 17 year old Trayvon Martin, who would lie in the county morgue three days before police alerted his parents...
  • Ann Arbor 5th-graders find black doll in tree with chain around neck

    03/13/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 40 replies ^ | 3-13-2012 | Danielle Arndt
    A black doll with a chain around its neck was discovered hanging from a tree on Ann Arbor Public Schools property Tuesday, according to an email from the elementary school’s principal. A group of six to seven fifth-grade girls at Burns Park Elementary found the doll while outside on recess. District Spokeswoman Liz Margolis said the doll was stuck in between two high limbs in a tree on the east side of the school’s property. She said the position of the doll did not resemble a hanging. A few of the girls that discovered the doll were black, Margolis said....
  • There’s Nothing Quite Like A Political Lynching From Politico (Satire)

    12/07/2011 10:31:03 AM PST · by writer33 · 2 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 12/07/2011 | Chris Davis
    Announcer’s Voice: Hey, guys and gals! Where do you go for a good old-fashioned political lynching? Guys and Gals: Where? Announcer’s Voice: You go to Politico! Guys and Gals: Politico? Announcer’s Voice: Thaaaatttt’ssss right! Politico…the place where everyone goes for good old-fashioned political lynchings. No other news source quite strings ‘em up like Politico. Once a long-standing tradition of the New York Times, now Politico has taken the noose! And boy have they run with it!
  • Facing rejection? Thomas votes could be gone (1991 news: Anita Hill's lies exposed)

    11/12/2011 6:13:17 PM PST · by JimWayne · 12 replies
    Nor has she satisfactorily explained why she agreed to follow Thomas to a second job or why she made telephone calls to the nominee after leaving his employ. The calls included one to congratulate him on his remarriage and another to ask advice on obtaining a research grant.
  • Not Fair or Balanced: Britt Hume says Cain is all but done as serious candidate

    11/07/2011 8:07:27 PM PST · by Luther1917 · 65 replies
    Fox & CNN | November 7, 2011
    Was watching Greta Susteran a few minutes ago and Britt Hume basically said to stick a fork in Cain, he's done. He also said Cain will get no higher in the polls and this latest allegation has killed his candidacy. The old RINO prognostitor in all his glory. RINO Rove came on Hannity a few minutes later and said basically the same thing. Cain is done. BLAH, BLAH,BLAH. It's amazing how establishment Fox never has a disparaging this to say about Romney, but jumps all over this bogus story from this blonde bimbo today as showing Cain is done. RINO...
  • Report: Gloria Allred To Kick Off Next Chapter Of Cain Saga

    11/07/2011 7:05:25 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 152 replies · 3+ views
    TALKING POINTS MEMO ^ | 11/7/11 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    The media circus surrounding Herman Cain just got its third ring. The celebrity gossip website Radar reports that Gloria Allred — yes, that one — will introduce America to a woman who says Cain harassed her in the past.
  • Cain compares himself to Clarence Thomas

    11/06/2011 10:37:58 PM PST · by TBP · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 4, 2011 | Robin Abcarian
    "I have been called 'Uncle Tom,' 'sellout,' 'Oreo,' 'shameless," Cain often tells his overwhelmingly white audiences as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. "In the words of my grandfather," he said last spring in Iowa Falls, "I does not care. I does not care."
  • American Way: A funny thing happened on the way to the Herman Cain lynching

    11/06/2011 7:48:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | November 5th, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    By any normal rules of politics, Cain should be toast. So what’s going on? Simply put, the media and Cain’s detractors have over-played their hand. By Friday night, Politico, which broke the original story, had published 94 articles on the allegations in under six days. Every other major publication had followed suit. Every time he stepped out of a room, Cain was mobbed by reporters.
  • The Liberal Lynching of Herman Cain

    11/06/2011 8:48:43 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-6-11 | Driftwood1
    Black conservatives face double standard in hostile media Liberals are determined to destroy Herman Cain. The Republican presidential candidate is tied or ahead of the presumptive front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He has been run- ning an anti-establishment, insurgent campaign that champions sweeping tax reform and a pro-growth agenda. He is a Southern populist who touts his private-sector experience. He also is an authentic black conservative. For this, he is being politically lynched by liberals in the media. All that’s missing is the noose and the tree.
  • Libya conflict: Anti-Gaddafi forces 'committed abuses'

    09/12/2011 4:58:37 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 9/12/2011 | staff
    Amnesty International has called on Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) to take steps to prevent human rights abuses by anti-Gaddafi forces. In its latest report, the group says that while the bulk of violations were carried out by loyalist forces, anti-Gaddafi fighters have also been involved in torture and killings. Earlier, Col Muammar Gaddafi vowed in a TV message to fight "until victory". The whereabouts of the 69-year-old fugitive leader remain unknown. Anti-Gaddafi forces have halted their assault on the town of Bani Walid which remains in loyalist hands. Correspondents say they have been met with more resistance than they...
  • Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    08/31/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 140 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/31/11 | JAKE SHERMAN
    A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me…hanging on a tree.” Carson also said the tea party...
  • The Tea-Party Lynching Libel

    09/06/2011 4:55:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 5, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Imagine a Jewish member of Congress accusing the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of wanting to see Jews gassed. How would every decent American — Right and Left — describe such a statement? Loathsome? Morally reprehensible? An obvious lie? All three descriptions would be entirely accurate. Next question: How much media exposure would that libel be given? Front page in the New York Times and Washington Post? Ferocious editorials written from coast to coast? Lead stories on TV newscasts? Correct on all three again. Final question: Would said congressman be allowed to stay in office? We all know...
  • Teenage gang charged under lynching law after 'savage attack on 18-year-old student'

    06/26/2011 4:03:32 PM PDT · by DrNo · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | Fiona Roberts
    Four members of a teenage gang have been charged under a state's lynching law after allegedly beating an 18-year-old student so badly he required facial reconstruction surgery.
  • Without Sanctuary: Mementos of Lynching

    06/21/2011 7:00:02 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 30 replies
    In the decades after the Civil War, segregationists practiced a uniquely American form of terrorism against black citizens. A wrenching exhibit in London reminds us that such executions were often treated as celebrations. Warning: These images (at the link) are disturbing! 1 and 2 of 12 Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith Aug. 7, 1930 Marion, Ind. Inscribed in pencil on the inner, gray matte: "Bo pointn to his niga." On the yellowed outer matte: "klan 4th Joplin, Mo. 33." Flattened between the glass and double mattes are locks of the victims' hair. The images from "Without Sanctuary" depict in graphic...
  • Video shows progressive protesters calling for lynching of Clarence Thomas

    02/04/2011 6:17:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 27 replies ^ | 2/4/2011 | Joe Newby
    A video has surfaced showing the love progressives have for conservatives like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and talk show host Glenn Beck. As hundreds of left wing activists protested a meeting held by the Koch brothers last Sunday, cameras were rolling and individual activists were asked what they would do with Clarence Thomas and other conservatives. The activists questioned responded by calling for impeachment of Thomas, sending the African-American conservative back into slavery and hanging both him and his wife. One woman challenged Glenn Beck to a duel with her Glock pistol. Others called for the execution of Fox...
  • GOP = the party of civil rights. Democrats = the party of white supremacy

    11/05/2010 11:00:52 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 1+ views
    I was recently emailed an article by Frank Ross called 15 questions for Democrats. It demonstrates some of the lies being told that republicans are racist. Reality check. Its the opposite. Liberals are racistWhich is the Real 'Racist' Party: Fifteen Questions for Democrats Big Journalism Posted by Frank Ross Feb 8th 2010 Once upon a time former Governor, Presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democrat National Committee called the GOP the "White Party." CNN commentator Lou Dobbs took Dean to task for his language. So was Dr. Dean, and those among the Left who share his understanding of history, accurate?...
  • Discovery Channel Celebrates Child Hanging Eco-Ad

    10/06/2010 1:57:17 PM PDT · by · 5 replies
    It’s been less than a week and we have another example of violent imagery involving children from leftist environmentalists. This time its from a newly resurfaced slide show over at (h/t Adam Baldwin), which is owned by Discovery, that rates environmental ads by how cool they are. Apparently hanging children is cool:
  • Sherrod Story False (claims relative was lynched)

    07/26/2010 10:17:09 PM PDT · by This Just In · 112 replies · 11+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Sherrod Story False By Jeffrey Lord It isn't true. Shirley Sherrod's story in her now famous speech about the lynching of a relative is not true. The veracity and credibility of the onetime Agriculture Department bureaucrat at the center of the explosive controversy between the NAACP and conservative media activist Andrew Breitbart is now directly under challenge. By nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court. All of them dead. But first, it's important to say this. After Shirley Sherrod's firing I wrote a column congratulating Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for removing her -- based on a viewing of the...
  • NAACP: 'Uncle Tom' Kenneth Gladney 'Not Black Enough' to Protect (video)

    On May 5th, 2010, the Missouri NAACP hosted a press conference and rally on behalf of Perry Molens and Elston McCowan, demanding the county prosecutor drop assault charges stemming from an attack outside Russ Carnahan’s townhall in South St. Louis County on Health Care last August. Molens and McCowan were arrested after the staged Carnahan event in August after they beat, kicked and stomped on black vendor Kenneth Gladney. The two Russ Carnahan supporters and SEIU members also called Kenneth the n-word as they bashed him into the cement.
  • Rand Paul: Another High Tech Lynching

    05/24/2010 5:46:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 82 replies · 1,221+ views ^ | 5/24/2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Dr. Rand Paul was hoping for a “honeymoon” after his thumping victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Kentucky. No such luck. Dr. Paul is a conservative Christian and if he wants a another honeymoon, he needs to talk to his wife. Instead, what Rand Paul got was a grilling from one end of the chattering class to the other about his supposed opposition to the great Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is a fact that he stumbled in some of his answers to questions about individual titles of that act. Dr. Paul was not alive when the...
  • AP source: Census worker hanged with 'fed' on body

    09/23/2009 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 216 replies · 10,996+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and JEFFREY McMURRAY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery. A law enforcement official says the word "fed" was scrawled on his chest. The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. Investigators have said little about the case.
  • Census employee found hanged in KY & why are they asking those questions?

    09/24/2009 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Psion · 39 replies · 3,173+ views
    No Compromise Media ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | No Compromise Media
    The FBI is investigating the hanging of 51 year old census worker, Robert Sparkman. Sparkman was found hanging in a remote wooded area of west Kentucky in Clay County with the word “FED” scrawled on his chest. I was reading about this case this morning and of course, the thought came to mind that “right winged” extremists would be blamed for this event. I mean, geez, there is so much hatred for those who oppose the take over of America and “fundamentally transforming” America into a European style Socialist country that, of course, when a dead fed is found that,...
  • Netanyahu: 'Shocked' by Arab Lynching of Jew

    08/16/2009 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 2,432+ views ^ | 8/16/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his shock and concern Saturday night in response to the lynching of a 59-year-old Jewish man at the Tel Baruch beach Friday night by a gang of intoxicated young Arab men from the village of Jaljulya. A 17-year-old girl from Kfar Saba and a 19-year-old female from Petach Tikvah were with the gang. The prime minister told Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonvitch that he was "shocked and worried" by the recent surge in murders around the country. Seven people have been murdered in the past two weeks, including two in a homosexual club two...
  • Bali Bombing Cleric Attacks Western Tourists

    03/24/2008 7:04:37 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 593+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-25-2008 | Nick Squires
    Bali bombing cleric attacks western tourists By Nick Squires in Sydney Last Updated: 1:56am GMT 25/03/2008 Western tourists in Indonesia are "maggots, snakes and worms" who should be beaten up, the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings has told hardline Islamic followers. Abu Bakar Bashir, the cleric who was convicted of conspiracy over the Bali bombings but later cleared and released from prison after 26 months, said the island resort had been overrun by scantily-clad tourists who deserved to be attacked for their immorality. "Worms, snakes, maggots... those are animals that crawl. Take a look at Bali... those infidel...
  • West Hollywood couple behind Sarah Palin effigy run afoul of eBay

    01/19/2009 3:40:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,222+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim
    Yes, the noose is still included. For those who already have the Obama hope poster, the McCain maverick button and the Joe the Plumber T-shirt, there is one more kitsch -– though more controversial -– item for the comprehensive 2008 presidential campaign collection: the Sarah Palin effigy that caused a bit of an uproar outside one West Hollywood home and prompted Keith Olbermann to name the homeowner “Worst Person in the World.” Chad Michael Morrisette, a professional window-display designer, and his partner, Mito Aviles, put the Palin mannequin up for auction on eBay last week, complete with red coat, beehive...
  • Palin Effigy 'Not A Hate Crime' ["Now, if there was a crime against bad taste..."]

    10/28/2008 10:24:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,321+ views
    Palin Effigy 'Not A Hate Crime' 4:50pm UK, Tuesday October 28, 2008 A resident in Los Angeles who hanged an effigy of Sarah Palin from the chimney of his house will not face action by local police. The American Halloween display of Sarah Palin was always likely to provoke a reaction Neighbours of West Hollywood resident Chad Michael Morrisettebelieved he had gone too far with the crude display of the Republican vice presidential nominee and reported his action as a hate crime. But the Los Angeles County sheriff's office said Mr Morrisette has not committed an official offence because the...
  • Halloween Palin Prop Sparks Controversy In WeHo[Palin Hanging From Noose, W. Hollywood]

    10/27/2008 1:55:05 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 43 replies · 1,389+ views
    CBS2 TV Station (Los Angeles) ^ | Oct 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others. The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit. Another mannequin dressed as John McCain emerges from a flaming chimney. Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, told CBS 2 News that drivers and bus passengers have been stopping to snap pictures of the macabre scene. Morisette says the effigy would be out of bounds at any other...
  • Halloween Palin Prop Sparks Controversy In WeHo

    10/27/2008 6:54:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 26 replies · 2,197+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | Oct 26, 2008 | Unknown
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS News) ― Sarah Palin is not considered to be a friend of the gay community, but the Republican vice presidential candidate seems to be looming over the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival. First, a rumor got started that city officials were going to ban Sarah Palin drag queens at its upcoming costumed street party, which draws some 500,000 people annually. The rumor turned out to be false, but tonight comes word that a mannequin has been outfitted to look like Palin -- with glasses, a beehive wig and a red business suit -- and is hanging from...
  • Black Man Says Group Attempted To Lynch Him

    06/03/2008 7:03:23 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 52 replies · 121+ views
    ktul ^ | 6/3/08
    The FBI (web) and Carter County Sheriff's Department are investigating a claim by a black Ardmore man who says a group of men tried to lynch him in southern Oklahoma. The man's name hasn't been released. Deputies say he told them he was traveling to Milo in northwestern Carter County on May 25th when he stopped to help a farmer round up stray cattle from the road. He says as helped move the cattle four white men appeared and accused him of stealing the and began trying to lynch him. The man says another man then drove up in a...
  • FBI, sheriff: Lynching report false

    06/03/2008 3:10:36 PM PDT · by Main Street · 29 replies · 134+ views ^ | June 2, 2008 | Julie Bisbee
    ARDMORE — A black man who told police he was nearly lynched by a group of white men actually ran into a clothesline after arguing with his wife, said Carter County Sheriff Ken Grace. Last week, the man whose name was not immediately available, called the sheriff and said a group of men tried to hang him in rural Carter County after he stopped to help an elderly farmer round up straying cattle. Grace said deputies and FBI agents investigated the case, and the man told officers that he made up the false claim. "He said they accused him of...
  • Man admits lynching allegation was hoax

    06/03/2008 7:31:58 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 301+ views ^ | 06/02/08 | Marsha Miller
    Ardmore, OK — An Ardmore man who told authorities last week he was the victim of an attempted lynching near Milo, has admitted the story was a hoax. Sheriff Ken Grace said Glynis Davis made the admissions Monday in a formal statement that the lynching incident he had described was untrue. “His wife was with him when he made the statement and corroborated the statement,” Grace said. Davis’ admissions came when the Carter County Sheriff’s Department and FBI investigation into his May 28 report that four white men tried to lynch him indicated the story was not factual. “The injuries...
  • Pakistani lawyers beat up former Musharraf minister (photos of Pakistani violence)

    04/09/2008 2:42:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 452+ views
    AFP ^ | 04/09/08
    Pakistani lawyers beat up former Musharraf minister 1 hour, 16 minutes ago A crowd including Pakistani lawyers beat up a former government minister and ally of President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday, prompting a top pro-democracy lawyer to quit his post. Dozens of attorneys surrounded ex-parliamentary affairs minister Sher Afgan Niazi in the eastern city of Lahore, television channels showed, highlighting tensions since Musharraf's allies were trounced in elections in February. Aitzaz Ahsan, the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and leading supporter of ousted chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, said he was quitting after the incident. "I have decided...
  • The Wright Dust-Up Shows and Proves That Many Whites Don’t Know Black People at All

    03/17/2008 11:41:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 193 replies · 4,692+ views
    Black America Web ^ | March 16, 2008 | Deborah Mathis
    The eruption of outrage, shock and fear that is flowing over Barack Obama’s campaign like hot lava because his pastor has preached some strident sermons tells us one thing for certain: Many white people don’t know black people at all. If they did, they would know that Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago is hardly the only black minister who uses the pulpit to rant against racial duplicity and injustice. The black church has always been the place for letting our hair down and speaking our peace -- a safe haven from the criminations outside. It’s how and why the black...