Post Tagged with: "civil rights"

This Is The Side Of 1950s Segregation That Most Of Us Never Saw (IMAGES)

Photo Credit: The Gordon Parks Foundation

These civil-rights era photographs show that segregation was never completely black and white.

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Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional Amendment Allowing Discrimination Of LGBT

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Are civil rights or religious freedom more important? When the two butt heads, which should prevail?

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Maniac Cop Caught On Video Brutalizing Man, Destroying Evidence Gets Sued Again (VIDEO)

Image credit: screen capture, via Progress Now New Mexico, on youtube

Court documents show that an APD cop who kneed a student in the groin so hard it shattered his testicle, was previously sued five times for excessive force and civil rights violations.

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Jimmy Carter Thinks It’s Okay That Some States Don’t Have Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Jimmy Carter Thinks It’s Okay That Some States Don’t Have Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

It’s so disappointing to hear a liberal icon sound so backwards.

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Homophobic Couple Feels Persecuted Because People Don’t Tolerate Their Intolerance (VIDEO)

The Hate-Mobile, Image via KBOI News

Perhaps Jon Stewart highlights the absurdity of Christian persecution in America best, “Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion… perhaps around their necks? And maybe — dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively.”

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Idiot Open Carry Mob Surrounds Cops In Texas: None Dead, But Some Jailed (VIDEOS)

Kory Watkins, Joseph Tye and Janie Lucero Image Credit alan.com

Three members of open carry Terrant County, in Texas, were arrested yesterday, after they tried to show the cops how big and bad they are, one too many times. Newsflash, cops are not unarmed moms. Therefore, maybe it’s not such a great idea to surround them with your big, bad […]

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Hey Ferguson, This Is How It’s Done: Abusive, Out Of Control Police Commander Hit With Felony Criminal Charges

Screen Capture: Courtroom sketch by Lothar Speer, via WLS Chicago

It took 16 months for the Illinois “Independent Police Review Agency’ (IPRA) to test DNA evidence which ultimately confirmed that Chicago police commander, Glenn Evans, shoved his weapon into the mouth of an unarmed man. According to prosecutors, Evans shoved the gun deep into the man’s throat, then began tasing […]

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$40 Million Dollar Suit Filed Against Ferguson Police As The Costs Of Areas Abusive, Racist, Militarized Police Force Mount

$40 Million Dollar Suit Filed Against Ferguson Police As The Costs Of Areas Abusive, Racist, Militarized Police Force Mount

  Local Darren Wilson supporters, and those who blindly support the actions of Ferguson area militarized police, may not feel quite as supportive, once they get the bill. Surprisingly enough, US citizens seem to believe that they have rights. Rights like the right to protest, the right to free speech, […]

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Beverly Hills Police Arrest TV Producer For Walking While Black, Refuse To Watch Footage Proving His Innocence (VIDEO)

Charles Belk via Twitter, retrieved by ThinkProgress

It took all of ten minutes for police to watch the video tape and release Belk, and instead of doing that in the first place, they held him for six hours and denied him his rights.

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Right Wing America Cheering On Brutal Police State Tactics In Missouri

Right Wing America Cheering On Brutal Police State Tactics In Missouri

There’s been a handful of voices on the right that are crying foul but the overall mood is one of gleeful racism.

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Supreme Court Issues Major Blow In Controversial Contraceptive Mandate Case (VIDEO)

Supreme Court Issues Major Blow In Controversial Contraceptive Mandate Case (VIDEO)

Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling struck down the controversial birth-control mandate in the Affordable Healthcare Act with Justice Samuel Alito authoring the opinion of the court.

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Corporate America’s Newest Scheme To Deprive You Of Your Constitutional Rights

Image credit to Steve Lovelace.

Corporations are interested in protecting their own interests, increasing profits and lowering costs. It does not take a genius to figure out they don’t protect consumers.

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George Bush Attends Summit For 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act – Makes A Penis Joke

Maybe renaming the award is semantics but the word 'humanitarian' is not one to be thrown around lightly... and certainly not in George W. Bush's direction. Image @USA Today

Leave it to former President George W. Bush to commemorate the Civil Rights Act with a dirty joke. Seriously. This happened.

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Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned In Michigan? Not So Fast

Image is the logo for Equality Michigan, which is 'Michigan's only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.' You can find their site here.

On Friday, March 21, 2014, just before 5 pm, a federal judge found Michigan’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Less then 24 hours later, over 300 marriage licenses had been issued to same sex couples, in just four of Michigan’s counties. On Saturday, March 21, the Detroit News reported that […]

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Phil Jensen, South Dakota GOP Rep, Wants To Legalize Racial Discrimination

Phil Jensen, a GOP state Senator from South Dakota, wants you to know that he's super duper conservative and willing to out prick any Arizona Republican.

Phil Jensen, a GOP state Senator from South Dakota, wants you to know that he’s super duper conservative and willing to out prick any Arizona Republican.

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WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo became the new face of SB 1062’s unintended consequences. This week, he announced that he is gay.

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Here’s What Banning Gay Troop Leaders Will Cost Boy Scouts Of America: Disney Pulls Funding

Boy Scouts photo cc 2008 by Steven Depolo via Flickr.

The Boy Scouts’ ban on gay troop leaders is about to cost them big. The gay-friendly Disney Company said they’re cutting off their support after this year.

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WATCH: Tempe, AZ Passes Ordinance To Protect LGBT Rights, Mayor Says ‘We Are Open For Business’

Photo of Gay Pride rainbow flag cc 2008 Ludovic Bertron via Wikimedia Commons.

Just as Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, cities took the lead. Tempe is the fourth Arizona city to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance.

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WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, SB 1062, because of ‘unintended’ consequences. The biggest one was the threat of losing enormous amounts of money.

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WATCH: Protesters Confront The Woman Behind Arizona’s Hate Law

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona's hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy. Image:  Deborah Montesano

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona’s hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy,

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