Posts tagged "texas"

Shia LaBeouf Arrested For Public Intoxication

Oh Shia! The girls at The Frisky have a soft spot for totally batshit former actor Shia LaBeouf.
A very drunk LaBeouf was in Austin, TX for an Austin City Limits concert on Friday night, when authorities arrested him for public intoxication near the intersection of Sixth and San Jacinto, a busy area of Austi…

Katrin Higher / October 10, 2015

Texas Mom Shocked By What Her Son’s Book Says About Slavery

The book suggests that slaves were basically just immigrant workers.

Robyn Pennacchia / October 2, 2015

Clock-Making Student Ahmed Mohamed Invited To The White House By POTUS Himself

Man, Ahmed Mohamed sure is having a wild week. On Monday, the Texas ninth grader was interrogated and then arrested for building an electronic clock from scratch that his dumbfuck teachers, the principal and the police decided resembled a bomb. A lot has happened since our post about this situation this morning, so I’ve put together…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

9th Grade Muslim Boy Arrested For Building A Clock That His Teacher Decided Might Be A Bomb

Meet Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader living in Irving, Texas. Ahmed loves playing around with electronics and on Monday, he managed to do something seriously cool: he built a clock from scratch! And he did it in just about 20 minutes. I don’t know about you, but I can barely figure out how to work…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2015

Texas Man Gets Hurt After Armadillo’s Rock Hard Shell Ricochets Bullet

Sorry not sorry east Texas man who was trying to shoot an Armadillo (why??).
A man in Marietta, Texas, was wounded after he fired his gun at an armadillo in his backyard when one of the bullets ricocheted, hitting him square in the face. Whoops!
The man was then taken to a nearby hospital by…

Katrin Higher / August 1, 2015

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that claims Bland was lying on the ground in her mug shot photo, the insinuation being that the young woman was dead already.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 28, 2015

Texas Authorities Are Seriously Trying To Imply Marijuana May Have Contributed To Sandra Bland’s Alleged “Suicide”

Let me just start this post off by saying FUCK YOU to CNN and MSNBC, two news networks that chose to cut away from today’s press conference on the pathological findings and initial autopsy results in the death of Sandra Bland in favor of covering the latest stop on Donald Trump’s Presidential Horseshit Traveling Circus.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 23, 2015

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Has Been Doctored

Last night, following the press conference in which authorities confirmed that Sandra Bland’s death is being investigated as a homicide, dash cam video of the traffic stop and arrest was released to the public. The video proved that the arresting officer, Brian Encinia, violated protocol, used excessive force and that Bland should have never bee…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2015

State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Hardly A “Model” Police Officer [UPDATED]

This post has been updated with the dash cam video of Bland’s arrest, as well as details from the press conference held this evening.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 21, 2015

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Traffic Stop Shows She Was Arrested After State Trooper Told Her To Put Out Her Cigarette

It has been a week since Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the Houston area, was found dead in her jail cell. Her death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, but her family and friends dispute that and have requested their own independent autopsy be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

What Happened To Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland, 28, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation last Friday in Waller County, Texas, and then arrested and booked for assault on a police officer. On Monday morning, she was found dead in her cell, with police claiming she committed suicide. Her family and friends call bullshit.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2015

Surprise! Texas Pastor Won’t Set Himself Aflame Because Of Marriage Equality After All

Oh shucks. The Texas Ex-Pastor Rick Scarborough who said he would light himself on fire if SCOTUS passed marriage equality, now says he won’t do it. What a wuss.
The anti-gay religious nut from Pearland, TX originally released his statement on June 22nd to illustrate how far him and his followers will go to defend…

Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

New Gun Law: Texas Handgun Owners Will Now Be Able To Prominently Display Their Dicks…I Mean Guns In Public

A new law was signed into legislation on Saturday in Texas, ensuring that handgun owners will be able to proudly and openly display there firearms in public – including on college campuses.
Texas, you keep coming up with such wonderful ideas. Why, what is better than letting college students run around with guns considering…

Katrin Higher / June 13, 2015

Homecoming Queen Killed By Texas Flood Is Mocked By Asshole Atheists For Believing In God

The Daily Beast reported on tragedy yesterday: Homecoming Queen Alyssa Ramirez lost her life after a flood in Texas swept her car away on her way home from prom. The details are pretty heartbreaking. The teen was only two miles away from home when she was caught in a flash flood. She called 911 and…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 28, 2015

10 Reasons I’d Rather Be In Texas

HELP ME, TEXAS! The post-Texas blues struggle is real. I’m ill, and the only cure is more Texas. I spent Memorial Day weekend in Austin, it rained every single day, I got sick, and I still had probably the best vacation of my life.
To be completely fair, part of this is because 75% of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 26, 2015

Texas Students Deface Confederacy President Statue On Campus

Student vandals defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy on the University of Texas Austin campus on Saturday, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.”
Senior Jamie Nalley defended the attack against the statue saying: “We thought, there are those old ties to slavery and some would…

Katrin Higher / May 11, 2015

Texas Nears Approval Of Open-Carry Bill For Handguns

In the true fashion of Texas and its insane Wild West ways, the state is nearing the approval of a bill that would allow its gun-licensed citizens to casually walk around with visible hand guns at all times!
The state’s House voted 96-35 on Friday to pass the bill, which allows folks to tote around…

Katrin Higher / April 18, 2015

Evil Texas Attorney General Attempts To Void Marriage License For Same-Sex Couple

In the latest news from evil Texan men in power, on Friday, Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the state’s Supreme Court to revoke a marriage license issued to same-sex couple Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant (above).
Bryant and Goodfriend have been together for over 30 years and a county judge granted them a marriage license…

Katrin Higher / February 21, 2015
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