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  • Wavves Ban Racists, Homophobes, Trump Supporters From Shows

    07/06/2016 6:50:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | July 6, 2016 | Matthew Strauss
    “id rather have a room half filled with good energy than one filled with hate. people are suffering every day and the way i see it you are either part of the solution or part of the problem.” Wavves are getting ready to hit the road for a summer tour. Before they go, the band’s Nathan Williams wants to make clear whom he does and does not make music for, as well as whom he believes is welcome at Wavves shows. Today, he tweeted, “a few things i wanted to make clear,” and shared a long note that detailed six...
  • Spelman, Morehouse investigate gang-rape allegations posted by anonymous Twitter account

    07/04/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 | Elahe Izadi
    Two historically black colleges in Atlanta are investigating sexual-assault allegations posted on an anonymous Twitter account that described the rape of a Spelman student by four Morehouse students. The alleged gang rape at a party was detailed in series of tweets posted Monday under the handle @RapedAtSpelman, which self-identified as a freshman at the women’s college.
  • Obama, Biden Will No Longer Visit Universities That Don’t Address Sexual Assault

    07/04/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nick Visser
    The vice president said he’d like to take away federal funding from those universities. Less than a month after Vice President Joe Biden penned an emotional letter to the woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, the White House has announced sweeping new rules for future visits to colleges campuses. Under the policy, President Barack Obama, Biden, their wives and members of the Cabinet will no longer visit higher education institutions where officials are deemed to be doing a poor job tackling the troubling frequency of reported sexual assaults, according to The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin. The move is the latest...
  • Emails: White House Task Force Member Gunned For Fraternity Smeared In Rolling Stone Article

    07/05/2016 8:39:32 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    A former White House college sexual assault task force member appears to have been gunning for a University of Virginia fraternity smeared in a Rolling Stone article about a now-debunked campus gang rape, newly released emails show. “I want to see these guys gone and I want to keep it as legally sound as possible,” UVA alum Emily Renda wrote to Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely in July 2014, several months before the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was published. At the time, Renda was working in a gender-based violence prevention program at the school. That spring...
  • ‘Our worst nightmare’: New legal filings detail reporting of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape story

    07/03/2016 5:51:06 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Rolling Stone journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely spent five months investigating a shocking claim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, and the 9,000-word account of the brutal attack published online on Nov. 19, 2014, sent a tremor through the Charlottesville campus and beyond. Then, on Dec. 5, at 1:54 a.m., Erdely sent an e-mail to the magazine’s top-tier editors, Will Dana and Sean Woods, with a simple subject line: “Our worst nightmare.” The body of the message detailed how Erdely no longer trusted the primary source for the most striking anecdote in her article: a U-Va. junior...
  • Rolling Stone Writer: NRA the ‘Greatest Threat to Our Homeland Security’

    06/19/2016 10:22:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom Johnson
    Omar Mateen claimed at various times to be aligned with terrorist groups including ISIS, Hezbollah, and the al-Nusra Front. Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson does not consider any of those bloodthirsty outfits “the greatest threat to our homeland security today.” That description, Dickinson argues, best fits the National Rifle Association. “The NRA's unhinged gun advocacy,” he wrote in a Wednesday article, “has created a soft underbelly to our homeland security that radicals are exploiting to inflict mass murder.” Dickinson declared, “Make no mistake: The NRA paved the way for the Orlando attack,” given that -- “ The NRA's lobbyists and political...
  • Horror Expert Stephen King Horrified By Donald Trump And Trump Supporters

    06/09/2016 9:08:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    Stephen King is considered something of an expert when it comes to horror, but it seems that, for the author of It, nothing is scarier than Donald Trump. Except for maybe his supporters. In an interview with the Rolling Stone, King was candidly political, expressing dismay over the rise of Trump, as well as disappointment in the electorate that catapulted the former reality television star and real estate mogul into the Republican candidacy for president. ““I am very disappointed in the country. I think that he’s sort of the last stand of a sort of American male who feels like...
  • Trump insults Fiorina in Rolling Stone: 'Look at that face!'

    09/09/2015 6:07:33 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 401 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/9/2015
    Donald Trump latest's close-up is coming from the unlikeliest of magazines: Rolling Stone. The magazine, well known for its progressive bent, interviewed and photographed Trump for its September 24 cover. The article's most-talked-about passage on Wednesday was a Trump comment about rival Republican 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina. Writer Paul Solotaroff was sitting with Trump watching a newscast when a video clip zoomed in on Fiorina. "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?" Trump said to Solotaroff. "Can you imagine that, the face of our next president. Trump added, "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say...
  • Roseanne to Cosby: Slam Israel, regain reputation

    12/03/2014 11:42:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    A Tweet appeared on her page, playing on allegations that Hollywood big wigs are anti-Israel, suggesting that this wave of bad press would pass if the comedian took a stand against Israel Roseanne Barr has a solution for Bill Cosby: Condemn Israel, and rape allegations will go away. Barr has been extremely vocal on Twitter since reports broke that 77-year-old Cosby is being accused of sexually harassing eighteen different women on separate occasions throughout his fruitful comedy career. A Tweet appeared recently on her page, playing on allegations that Hollywood big wigs are anti-Israel, suggesting that this wave of bad...
  • Hollywood's top stars speak out in support of Israel

    08/24/2014 6:49:59 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 25th August 2014 | Jason Taylor
    A STRING of top Hollywood A-listers have signed a petition backing Israel and condemning Hamas. Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Rogen, Sylvester Stallone and Minnie Driver were among nearly 200 famous signatories urging the terror organisation to stop firing rockets into Israel and work towards peace. Director Ivan Reitman, writer Aaron Sorkin and Roseanne Barr also signed the petition, which was published in the magazines Billboard, Variety and Hollywood Reporter. It comes after other celebrities, including Penelope Cruz, Rihanna and Selena Gomez criticised Israel's response to the rocket attacks. The petition - which asks Hamas to remember that 'Children...
  • Bill Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges

    05/24/2016 12:06:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2016 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    Bill Cosby is heading to trial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ago. The disgraced comedian, 78, learned the news inside a Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday after Montgomery County prosecutors spent the morning presenting their case to the judge and laying out why they believe they have enough evidence to send the case to trial. Cosby decided to waive his right to a formal arraignment after the judge's decision, which would have taken place on July 20. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his mansion in January 2004 and is...
  • Judge: Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges

    05/24/2016 11:18:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Brian Vitagliano, Holly Yan and Kristina Sgueglia
    More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial. Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence during a hearing Tuesday to proceed with a criminal trial. Cosby's next court date will be July 20; it's not clear when his trial will start.
  • Cosby on teen: ‘I gave her Quaaludes, then we had sex’

    05/24/2016 7:04:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Bill Cosby admitted to plying teens with booze and drugs before having sex with them, and to having girls regularly dispatched to him by a modeling agency, newly unearthed court papers show. The comic said that at one point in his career, the agency would provide “five or six” young women each week, according to depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for a lawsuit. Among other revelations made by Cosby under questioning by lawyers for Andrea Constand, who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2004, was the description of a 1976 encounter with a 19-year-old model named Therese Picking.
  • Assorted Activists Gather at Dawn in Manhattan for Day of Protests (Soros out in Force- Photos)

    04/14/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 11 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    : In Brooklyn, a coalition of protesters, including union, Black Lives Matter, and New York communist party activists, has put up a barricade in front of a McDonald’s, although it remains open. A march started at Brooklyn’s Supreme Court, complete with a marching band and dancers. The protesters told Breitbart News that they were the same people out at 5 AM this morning, and they plan to be at Grand Central Station this evening.
  • Woman who claimed gang-rape at Univ. of Virginia in Rolling Stone article ordered to testify

    04/05/2016 9:22:40 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | April 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM | Doug G. Ware
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 5 (UPI) -- A woman who made serious sexual assault accusations against members of a University of Virginia fraternity -- which were featured in a sweeping 2014 Rolling Stone magazine article -- will have to testify this week in a defamation lawsuit against the magazine. . . . An independent review by the Columbia School of Journalism ultimately determined that in producing the article, Rolling Stone violated "basic, even routine journalistic practice" by failing to fact-check or corroborate key portions of the woman's story before the piece was published. Police investigators later said there was no evidence...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Sorry, Whoopi: Your ‘countless racist remarks’ nonsense is just more political noise

    03/28/2016 5:34:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/27/2016 | Herman Cain
    Sometimes I feel badly for Ben Carson. He worked hard in his run for president – and you know I can relate – and when his campaign ended unsuccessfully he decided to endorse Donald Trump. Now sure, when you endorse someone, it’s fair that people ask you to defend that person’s positions, records, public statements, etc. And Donald Trump provides plenty of material for people to ask about. But when Dr. Carson went on The View last week, he didn’t get asked about anything Trump has actually done or said. Instead, Whoopi Goldberg put him on the spot by trying...
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...
  • College ‘Hate Crime’ Victims Get a Reality Check When Cops Review Surveillance Video

    02/27/2016 9:42:26 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 2/26/2016 | Parker Lee
    After reviewing footage of the attack, which was captured by 12 different cameras on board the bus, police found that the self-identified victims "were actually the aggressors" and can be seen continuing "to assault the victim despite the efforts of several passengers to stop them."
  • Bill Cosby's wife files emergency motion to delay deposition

    02/21/2016 1:12:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/21/16
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition while she appeals a magistrate judge's order. The motion filed late Saturday says the 71-year-old Camille Cosby's deposition scheduled for Monday should be delayed because she "has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case." It argues that her public testimony would create "an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her."