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  • MSNBC’s Dyson Blasts Justice System: ‘Zimmermans Of The World’ Get Away w/ ‘Killing Of Our Children’

    07/09/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir that he believes, if the racial distinctions were reversed in the case against George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, the public’s reaction to the cases would be dramatically different. He added that the “George Zimmermans of the world continue to get away” with “the killing of our children” without facing justice. Dyson began by lamenting the course of court proceedings in which, he said, Martin was “dying again the death of a thousand qualifications, which is what our legal system is about.” “I don’t have...
  • Congress Must Enact A Law To Mandate Prison Terms In Mob Cases

    01/21/2013 10:19:03 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/21/13 | Friends of Ours
    A recent series of lenient sentences against reputed wise guys, including several instances where the defendants received no hard time, illustrates the compelling need for federal legislation to mandate minimum prison terms in mob cases. The Mafia has been responsible for more crime than any other force in the United States, and yet too often the sentences against its players do not justly reflect the evil enterprise with which they cast their lot. Federal legislation already exists which provides for enhanced penalties for crimes committed by gangbangers, and this should be broadened to encompass mobsters and mandate minimum prison terms...
  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • Occupy movement wants to start a financial institution (Won't they need cops?)

    11/26/2011 6:35:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 11/23/11 | Dan Schreiber
    Occupy movement wants to start a financial institutionBy: Dan Schreiber | 11/23/11 2:38 PM Examiner Staff Writer Call it the First Bank of Occupy. The denizens of the embattled tent city on San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza have been pushing for folks to close their accounts at big banks and put the money in credit unions instead. Now, the movement wants to form its own institution to keep their money out of the hands of the reviled 1 percent. A survey circulating Facebook and other social networking sites asks some simple questions that occupiers hope will relay the demand for...
  • Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppers (Real Americans shoved right on by)

    11/26/2011 6:47:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/26/11 | Kevin Fagan
    Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppersKevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer San Francisco Chronicle November 26, 2011 04:00 AM **SNIP** Two dozen Occupy protesters began marching around downtown at sundown, chanting protest slogans. They'd hoped to make their anti-consumption point at the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Union Square, but the crowd was so massive they couldn't get near. The marchers then blocked the intersection of Market and Fourth streets for 15 minutes beginning at 7 p.m., but left when police arrived. "Don't use credit cards to show love this holiday," said Occupier Michael Byrnes, 31. Josh Delacruz shook his head...
  • Protesters hope to shut down New York's Wall Street

    11/14/2011 5:48:22 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday November 14, 2011 | Chris Francescani
    (Reuters) - Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the "day of action" could be the group's most provocative yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain relations with city authorities. "I think we're certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Ed Needham. "I think...
  • ‘Bank Transfer Day’ Gains Momentum on Facebook (Occupansies Plan Nov 5th Bank Chaos)

    10/23/2011 12:45:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/19/11 | By Lyneka Little
    In about 18 days, more than 50,000 people plan to send a message to banks: Goodbye. In an event titled “Bank Transfer Day” thousands are signing up to leave large banks in favor of credit unions on or before Saturday, November 5, over what some call unethical practices. “If you don’t believe in a company’s practices or feel that a company’s practices are unethical, then, very simply, you should not have money with that company,” the 27-year-old creator of the event, Kristen Christian, told KTLA Live. “I was tired of paying outrageous fees to banks for a severe lack of...
  • George Tiller (Child Murderer) shot to death at Wichita church

    05/31/2009 9:35:48 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 1,499 replies · 77,417+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 05/30/2009 | Stan Finger
    Kansas Abortionist George Tiller was shot today as he was going to Church.
  • High court won’t hear Mohawk appeal (Rico used against companies hiring illegals)

    02/27/2007 9:46:05 AM PST · by flying Elvis · 13 replies · 645+ views
    Rome News Tribune ^ | High court won’t hear Mohawk appeal | Diane Wagner
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in a class-action racketeering lawsuit filed against Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries. The decision returns the case for trial in U.S. District Court, Rome, where the suit was filed in January 2004. Four hourly employees are accusing the carpet and floor-covering company of hiring illegal immigrants in an effort to drive down wages for its legal workers. They are asking the court to stop the alleged illegal-hiring practice and to award triple damages under the federal and state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations acts. The company has denied the charges — and gained...
  • FREEPER DENIED RIGHT TO VOTE (TX)

    11/07/2006 6:19:26 PM PST · by FNG · 16 replies · 583+ views
    I just stood in line an hour to vote here in TX, and I was denied a vote because I was not registered. I put in for registration when I changed my TDL address, but it was never processed. The official at the polls told me it happened to a bunch of people. I live in Gregg county, and the DPS office is in Longview. I'm planning on calling the state number and complaining. If I were not a Caucasian Republican, I'd have an army down here tomorrow and make the news. This SUCKS. FNG out.
  • Santorum "very confident" despite exit polling: 9 PM

    11/07/2006 6:16:25 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 137 replies · 6,369+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Novemeber 7 | Dan Majors &Tim McNulty
    The AP has already said Rick Santorum's 12-year Senate run is over, but his campaign is denying that -- and raising lots of complaints about voting irregularities. According to the AP, state Republicans asked Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes to investigate what they said were instances in at least 12 counties where voters allegedly tried to vote for Republican candidates but that the machines reflected Democratic votes. Santorum's campaign said voters complained that votes cast for the Republican were registered on computers for his Democratic opponent Bob Casey.
  • Florida: Lawsuit alleges fraud in voter registration

    10/30/2004 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 15 replies · 1,126+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 30, 2004 | Natalie P McNeal
    Several South Florida residents are suing a nonprofit agency, saying the group conducted a voter registration drive, paid workers for each application and purposely withheld applications until after the registration deadline. The lawsuit against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now says the nonprofit group asked several South Florida residents to register to vote during a summer petition to get a minimum-wage amendment on the ballot. The lawsuit, which has 11 plaintiffs, was filed Friday against ACORN in Broward County Circuit Court. ACORN is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families. Solicitors were paid $2 per...
  • Sinclair Advertiser being shot at two nights in a row? (DU)

    10/13/2004 4:10:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies · 980+ views
    The DUmp | 10/13/04
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1049673Vote_Clark_In_WI (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-13-04 10:35 AM Original message BAD news from one of the local Sinclair advertisers I got this response this morning... Dear ****, Would like to know who directed you to send e-mail to this address. Our buildings have been shot at the last two nights and police are investgating. I am forwarding this to them so you can expect a follow up from them. This was my letter, by the way, Good Afternoon, As a life-long Madison resident, I am very concerned to find that your business advertises on Fox47, which is a Sinclair Company. As...
  • Shot Fired Into GOP Headquarters (Huntington, West Virginia - Democratic Violence Begins)

    09/02/2004 8:57:15 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 154 replies · 10,754+ views
    WOWK-TV ^ | September 2, 2004
    Shot Fired Into GOP HeadquartersSeptember 2, 2004 BREAKING NEWS: 2 Dozen Bush Supporters Were Inside Huntington Building A shot was fired at the Republican Party headquarters in Huntington Thursday night, while two dozen supporters of George W. Bush watched him accept his party's nomination on television. Huntington police said reports came in about 10:30 p.m. from the building on 4th Avenue at 14th Street. One bullet hole could be seen in a large glass window, through a sign that said marriage is between "One Man, One Woman." Police said they had not found bullet fragments inside the headquarters and had...
  • Vandals cause $1,000,000 damage to Wal-Mart building under construction

    08/29/2004 4:46:53 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 77 replies · 2,578+ views
    WLOS ^ | 8/29/04 | staff
    This happened in Asheville, NC where the hippies and tree huggers have been fighting against the proposed Wal-Mart super center for years (link). Somone repeatedly drove a dumptruck trough the walls of the building under construction. The article from WLOS: Vandals hit the construction site of the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Swannanoa River Road overnight. Someone drove heavy construction equipment into the building, creating nearly one million dollars worth of damage.The vandalism will push the opening of the controversial store back about a month. Workers say security around the site will be upgraded to prevent this sort of incident from happening...
  • Bugwatch: Vi@gra anyone? [spam extortion]

    08/26/2004 5:41:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 527+ views
    vnu network ^ | 26 August 2004 | John Cheney
    Some persuasion techniques are more sinister. A recent scam involved 19,000 emails a day sent to innocent internet users, threatening to inform police that their computer had child pornography on it, installed by the spammer, unless a payment of around £50 was made.
  • New York lockdown [Long, with details of riot plans]

    08/11/2004 6:46:35 PM PDT · by aculeus · 29 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Guardian [UK] ^ | August 11, 2004 | Michelle Goldberg
    While anti-Bush activists in New York are adopting new techniques to try and disrupt the Republican party convention later this month, the police have got some new strategies of their own, writes Michelle Goldberg If you're a delegate attending the Republican national convention at Madison Square Garden later this month, Jamie Moran knows where you're staying. He knows where you're eating and what Broadway musical you plan on seeing. For the past nine months, Moran has been living off savings earned as an office manager at a nonprofit and working full-time to disrupt the RNC. His small anarchist collective, RNCNotWelcome.org,...