Post Tagged with: "civil rights"

No Justice For Trayvon: Racist, Murdering Thug George Zimmerman Walks Free, And Here’s Why (VIDEO)

Featured photo: Courtesy family photo of Trayvon Martin via ABC News with inset of George Zimmerman Public Domain 2005/Orange County (Florida) Jail via Wikipedia.

Why don’t racist cops and vigilante thugs like George Zimmerman get prosecuted? Because our laws make it way too hard to prove hate crimes.

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Nearly 4,000 Black Americans Were Lynched In The Southern States – And Their Names Will Be Documented

Nearly 4,000 Black Americans Were Lynched In The Southern States – And Their Names Will Be Documented

This is our history. And like the Holocaust, September 11th, and so forth, this is something we must never, ever forget. If this makes you uncomfortable, sad, angry, embarrassed, or horrified, good. It should. Atrocities are remembered in the most heinous ways so we can learn from their horrors and make a pledge that it will never, ever happen again.

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Man Loses Half His Skull After Jailers Refuse Medical Treatment For Sinus Infection (VIDEO)

Featured image credit: video screen capture, via KFOR.com

It doesn’t matter why Robby Valentine was doing time in an Oklahoma county jail. No judge sentenced him to death. No jury sentenced him to undergo a lobotomy. This is the definition of ‘cruel and unusual punishment.’

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Bristol Palin Defends Mom’s Trainwreck Speech By Comparing Her To Martin Luther King

Bristol Palin Defends Mom’s Trainwreck Speech By Comparing Her To Martin Luther King

Bristol Palin once again comes to her mom’s defense – in the most offensive way possible.

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GOP Flips Off Women And Minorities, Strike ‘Civil Rights And Human Rights’ From Subcommittee Title

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If Republicans were trying to improve their image among minorities and women, they failed miserably by proclaiming that they don’t give a damn about civil and human rights.

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NY Times: Feds Likely Not To Press Civil Rights Charges Against Darren Wilson

NY Times: Feds Likely Not To Press Civil Rights Charges Against Darren Wilson

It looks as though Darren Wilson will not have any charges pressed against him by the Justice Department after all.

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Cop Kills Missouri Family’s Dog As It Plays In Their Yard; Police Response To Questions Is Even More Chilling (VIDEO)

Featured image credit: Justice for Marley via Facebook

Just days before Christmas, a Missouri cop killed a family’s beloved pet, as it played in their yard. What happened when the family tried to file a complaint against the cop is even more alarming.

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Anti-Gay Bigot Suing Colorado Bakery For Refusing To Write ‘God Hates F*GS’ On A Cake

Anti-Gay Bigot Suing Colorado Bakery For Refusing To Write ‘God Hates F*GS’ On A Cake

They are being sued for discrimination because they refused to make a hate cake.

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Cops Caught On Camera, Kicking, Brutally Beating Handcuffed Man Calling For Jesus (VIDEO)

Featured image credit: video screen capture, via Emma Craig, via Facebook

The video shows two white cops repeatedly punching and kicking a black man as he lay helpless on the sidewalk, hands cuffed behind his back.

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Texas Cop Invasively Searched Woman In Public View Because Boyfriend Allegedly Smelled Like Weed (VIDEO)

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A Texas State Trooper is facing her second civil rights lawsuit for an invasive, humiliating, and public body cavity search of a woman — simply because her boyfriend allegedly smelled like pot.

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Ex-NYPD Gun Nut Threatens To Shoot #BlackBrunch Protesters

Ex-NYPD Gun Nut Threatens To Shoot #BlackBrunch Protesters

It just wouldn’t be a peaceful anti-violence protest without a rabid right winger threatening to kill someone. Over brunch.

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Israel Arrests 8 Palestinian-Israelis For Facebook Status Updates

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The Israeli state is now locking up non-Jews for Facebook posts it doesn’t like.

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Albert Einstein Warned America About “The Negro Question” 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein Warned America About “The Negro Question” 70 Years Ago

Einstein would probably weep if he saw America today.

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It Happened! China Passes US To Take Number One Spot As World’s Largest Economy

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And the United States is now in the number two spot chasing China.

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Christian Coalition Chair: Gays Don’t Need Equal Rights Because Haters Get Shamed By Social Media

Photo: Composite with den Hollander's Linked In profile photo.

Keith den Hollander: Who needs civil rights when you’ve got Facebook and Twitter?

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Obama Seeks Police Body Cameras From GOP-Controlled Congress As GOP Digs In Heels (VIDEO)

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The needed funding will require approval of the GOP-controlled congress. To date, this Congress hasn’t been able to pass gas let alone important legislation to improve the health and safety of those they serve.

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Newly Released 911 Tape Shows Cops Racially Profiled Dillon Taylor In Salt Lake City Shooting (VIDEO)

Image Credit: SLPD body cam video, via KUFRNEWS, youtube

Audio from the 911 call that cost Dillon Taylor his life shows he was stopped for being “black” or “Mexican” and having “something in his pocket.”

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Why It Matters That Michael Brown’s Killer Was Not Indicted

Why It Matters That Michael Brown’s Killer Was Not Indicted

Every time a white cop kills an unarmed black man and gets away with it, it reinforces the belief that black men are inherently “scary” and their deaths are always “justified.”

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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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