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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘civil rights’

Netflix Announces Original Nina Simone Documentary

Netflix has really been making a name for itself when it comes to acquiring and releasing high-quality documentary features. In fact, thanks to the service, people have never had such easy access to such a plethora of this kind of content. The company just announced yet another original doc, which is coming in 2015. It’s called What Happened, Miss Simone?, …

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Michael Brown Verdict: Darren Wilson Turning in Badge?

The Michael Brown verdict has everyone on edge, but probably no one more than Darren Wilson. Now the Washington Times reports that the officer at the heart of the stand-off is in talks to turn in his badge. Sources said that the resignation discussions are dependent upon the outcome of the grand jury’s investigation and determination of whether he should …

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Al Sharpton Reveals Secret To His Dramatic Weight Loss: No Dinner

Reverend and civil rights activist Al Sharpton recently weighed in at 129.6 pounds, which is less than half of his previous weight of 305 pounds and only one pound away from being classified as underweight. Sharpton revealed that the secret to his dramatic weight loss over the years was that he stopped eating so much and started exercising more. However, …

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Al Sharpton Friend Accused of Assault After Party

Al Sharpton’s friend–an as-yet unnamed woman–was allegedly raped in the hours following a celebration for Sharpton’s 60th birthday. Another of Sharpton’s friends–Attorney Sanford Rubenstein–is presently under investigation by the New York Police Department with regard to the rape. The New York Post reports that Rubestein allegedly attacked the woman in his East Side penthouse after both of them attended Al …

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Piaget Crenshaw Releases Video Evidence in Michael Brown Case

There is perhaps no bigger news story in the United States at the current moment than the case of Michael Brown – a Ferguson, Mo teen who was gunned-down by a police officer in broad daylight a little more than a week ago. The decision to fire upon Brown has been questioned by many witnesses, most of whom state that …

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Cop: Obama Doesn’t Obey Constitution, Neither Do We

Special Police Officer Richard Recine had been employed at the Franklin, New Jersey police force for 36 years, but it was what he said when he was caught on camera that shot his career in the foot; he resigned on Thursday after the video went viral. In a dispute with resident Steve Wronko concerning the right to shoot film and …

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Kanye West Compares Paparazzi Woes to Civil Rights

Back last year, Kanye West was being hounded by paparazzi. They followed him into LAX, got in his face, and pushed him too far. Finally Kanye shoved one of them. If there’s one thing paparazzi love more than getting paid for pictures they take, it’s suing people who finally snap and get physical with them. Thus Kanye West finds himself …

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Gay Pride Parade 2014 Kicks Off In New York City And Across The U.S.

The annual Pride Parade kicked off in New York City on Sunday where lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and supporters marched around the city to celebrate same-sex marriage triumphs. Fifth Avenue became a sea of colors as thousands of people marched and waved their flags to celebrate. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were …

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Alabama Gay Sex Ban Overturned, Ruled Unconstitutional

An appeals court in Alabama has ruled that the Alabama law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional, as it “applies to private, legitimately consensual anal and oral sex between unmarried persons.” Civil rights organizations cheered the state appeals court for the ruling. Based on the statute, consensual anal and oral sex was banned, as the court ruled that they were …

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Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked 21-year-old Jarod Dotson while two other officers handcuffed him, until the student fell to his knees. Dotson did not appear …

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Jordan Miles, Beaten by Cops, Wins at Trial

It’s been over 4 years since Jordan Miles was beaten so badly he couldn’t see straight. Miles finally has gotten a civil jury to award him damages from his assaulters: 3 police officers. Back in January, 2010, Jordan Miles, a black teen with dreadlocks who went to a nearby Performing Arts School where he played violin, says that he was …

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Stingray: Local Cops Track Cell Phones Like NSA

According to the Associated Press, police are able to track your cell phone with a device called Stingray. The mechanism is a suitcase-sized tool manufactured by the Harris Corporation that mimics a cell phone tower. There is not much known about the device, but back in 2011 the city of Miami inadvertently published the price and description of a unit …

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