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UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

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  • The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
  • New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York Times]
  • There are a lot of conflicting reasons that people are outraged about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Are they the right reasons? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Milwaukee’s Police Brutality Might Be Even More Egregious Than Ferguson’s

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  • The Milwaukee police officer who shot unarmed Black man Dontre Hamilton — who was sober; had a history of schizophrenia; had gotten a toxicology screen on the day of his death and was determined by the Milwaukee PD not to be a threat to himself or anyone else: and was shot 14 times at a significant distance — will not be indicted. [Salon]
  • Don’t stop the protests against police brutality — Black lives still, and always, matter. [The Intercept]
  • Rolling Stone is asking Columbia’s journalism school to look over the controversial UVA gang rape article. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

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  • Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]
  • Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why does anyone think her family’s show is cute, again? [RawStory] Keep reading »

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
  • Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as it clings to the idea that it is always objective. [Feministing]
  • Meanwhile, “Jackie”‘s father maintains that she is telling the truth about her sexual assault. [Salon] Keep reading »

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of “Jackie,” the woman featured in Rolling Stone‘s controversial UVA rape article. On Friday, Rolling Stone kinda-sorta retracted the article citing “inconsistencies” in Jackie’s story. Johnson of course doesn’t care that while Jackie’s story allegedly contains inconsistencies (which should have been better reported and fact-checked by Rolling Stone), that does not mean she’s lying about being gang raped by a group of UVA fraternity members. (Rolling Stone edited their letter from the editor and removed the line about their trust in Jackie being “misplaced,” but failed to note the change.) Internet trolls are already ruthless in their treatment of women who have the courage to come forward with allegations of sexual assault; the very fact that Jackie’s story may be in question has made her an easy target for misogynists desperate to beat the drum that women frequently lie about being raped (they don’t). Like those repulsive menaces at 4chan, who are apparently planning on tracking down “Jackie” and releasing personal details about her life. Keep reading »

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

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  • The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
  • Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of Cleveland and the two officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting for wrongful death. [The Root]
  • Here are the names of the women and girls who have been killed by police officers. [Bougie Black Girl]
  • The hashtag #IStandWithJackie has gone viral following Rolling Stone’s retraction of their UVA gang rape story. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »
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