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The Police Aren’t “Under Siege,” They’re Under Criticism

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  • The shooting of two NYPD officers this weekend was tragic, but to blame it on Black Lives Matter protestors has no basis. The police aren’t “under siege,” they’re under criticism. [Slate]
  • Learn about the Turkish businesswomen who are fighting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s censorship and neglect of domestic violence issues. [The Daily Beast]
  • President Obama is nominating US Attorney Sally Yates for deputy attorney general, the number 2 spot at the Justice Department. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

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  • The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
  • The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini portion. (The Independent)
  • Nonviolent drug criminals who are serving bloated sentences that they wouldn’t be serving under the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act might be eligible for clemency. (The Root) Keep reading »

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

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  • Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
  • Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
  • An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and raping a rider in Boston. [Boston Globe]
  • A South Carolina judge decided, 70 years after the fact, to clear the name of Black 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., who was executed in 1944 for a murder without even being granted an appeal. [The State] Keep reading »

A San Diego Fraternity Is Being Shuttered For Harassing Anti-Rape Protesters

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  • The Gamma Alpha fraternity at San Diego State is being permanently closed by its head office for harassing Take Back The Night anti-rape protesters by throwing eggs and waving dildos at them. [RawStory]
  • The family of John Crawford III, a man who was shot and killed by police in a Wal-Mart for holding a toy gun, is suing Wal-Mart, the City of Beavercreek, Ohio, the two police officers involved, and the police chief. [The Root] Keep reading »

Darren Wilson’s Key Witness Fabricated Her Testimony

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  • Darren Wilson’s key witness was, to say the very least, unreliable — The Smoking Gun has unearthed a history of racism and coincidences that point to her fabricating her testimony. [Gawker]
  • Jeb Bush is considering a Presidential run, which is so shocking, said no one. [Atlantic]
  • Republicans keep on trying to make Martin Luther King, Jr. into a non-protester, basically, to suit their own motives. [Salon] Keep reading »

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

  • A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel)
  • Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes)
  • Another horrifying story about a lack of justice for rape victims on university campuses has come out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (VICE Sports)
  • Female researchers at universities are at as much of a risk as the rest of the female population of being raped, especially by their supervisors. (Atlantic) Keep reading »
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