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Posts Tagged ‘Bad States’

September 27th, 2016 - 6:02 am § in Uncategorized

Southern cops and body cameras

Protests erupted in Charlotte last week after another black man was gunned down by cops. Police claim he pulled a gun, but can’t back that up. The police chief refuses to release dash and body cam videos to news media or the public. The man’s family complains they were shown only 3 minut[...]

July 8th, 2016 - 7:00 am § in Misc.

140th Anniversary of The End of Reconstruction

BLACK THEN: HAMBURG MASSACRE OF 1876: ALL-BLACK COMMUNITY RACE RIOT AGAINST WHITE TOWNSPEOPLE 1 POSTED BY JAE JONES – APRIL 7, 2016 – LATEST POSTS, RECONSTRUCTION The Hamburg Massacre of 1876 was a race riot between community’s Black militia and white residents from the surrounding rur[...]

June 18th, 2016 - 3:53 pm § in Uncategorized

Is Georgia’s “stand your ground” law for whites only?

Jessie Murray, a black man, is charged in Georgia with murder. On Feb. 15, 2016, Murray met his estranged wife in a bar to discuss their marriage. After a few drinks they drifted to a pool table, where a tipsy white man, an ex-cop named Nathan Adams, stumbled into Mrs. Murray and knocked her down. [[...]

June 17th, 2016 - 11:35 am § in Politics

Alabama county refuses to honor Orlando victims

“Alabama county officials refused to lower flags to half-staff to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting this week even after President Barack Obama and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered flags to be lowered.” Read story here. The best way to deal with this is by avoiding Baldw[...]

June 5th, 2016 - 5:45 am § in Politics, Repugnants

Texas AG blocked fraud probe of Trump University, left bilked students in the cold

“Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton moved to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons. Paxton’s office issued a cease and desist letter to former Deputy Chief of Consumer Protectio[...]

June 2nd, 2016 - 1:41 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Alabama teacher fired for racist test

Even in Alabama, this test will get a teacher fired. The content apparently came from a 20-year-old email typical of what rightwingers circulate as “humor.” Read story here and here.  [...]

May 31st, 2016 - 7:05 pm § in Misc.

“Pay-for-play” cop gets 4 years for accidental killing

A wealthy insurance executive who traded favors for a badge, gun, and false training records was sentenced to 4 years in prison for accidentally* killing an unarmed robbery suspect by grabbing his gun instead of his taser. At age 74 and in failing health, Robert Bates doesn’t have 4 years to [...]

May 21st, 2016 - 10:58 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Oklahoma Republicans panhandle for Obamacare money

Oklahoma’s Republican politicians hate Obamacare almost as much as they hate abortion. But now that their Republican-austerity budget is blowing up in their faces, look who’s begging for Obamacare money: “Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s[...]

May 13th, 2016 - 3:12 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

Gov. Walker defaults, blames Obama

Would you lend money to this welsher? Wisconsin failed to make a $101 million debt payment due May 1. The state has the money, but its GOP governor wants to keep it, just in case: “The bottom line is we have concerns about the Obama economy nationally and we want to make sure Wisconsin’[...]