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Nick Wing
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21 Signs You Might Be The 'Real Racist'

(150) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 8:12 AM

"You know who talks about race? Racists."

That was an actual line delivered in August by Jonathan Hoenig, a wealthy, white hedge fund founder, as he and other members of a Fox News panel tried to dismiss the significance of race and racial inequality in the protests then...

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Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling Is An Emotional Reminder Of What This Was Really About

(31) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:14 PM

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide marriage equality on Friday, releasing a majority opinion that suggested their decision was about more than just a rigid interpretation of the Constitution. While Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered an opinion that referenced plenty of legal precedent, he also...

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Clarence Thomas: Racial Imbalances Aren't Always A Bad Thing, Just Look At The Mostly Black NBA

(427) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 4:32 PM

In a sharply divided 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, finding that policies and practices with discriminatory effects can be challenged under the law, even when there was no intent to discriminate. Fair housing...

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Supreme Court Keeps Key Housing Discrimination Protections Intact

(264) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 10:22 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Thursday that housing policies and practices with discriminatory outcomes can be challenged under the Fair Housing Act, even if there was no intent to discriminate.

At issue in the case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive...

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New Campaign Proves Stopping Police From Stealing Innocent People's Property Is A Bipartisan Issue

(168) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 5:41 PM

A number of top progressive and conservative groups are banding together for a new campaign dedicated to reforming civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that allows law enforcement to seize a person's property -- including cash, cars, jewelry and houses -- without obtaining a conviction or even charging the owner...

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Veterans Can Get All Of These Prescription Drugs To Treat PTSD, But Not Weed

(679) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 8:52 AM

Around the nation, thousands of veterans and active-duty military personnel are waging their own personal battles against post-traumatic stress disorder. Typically triggered by a horrific incident either witnessed or experienced by the person, PTSD comes with a debilitating set of physical and psychological symptoms.

Many service members are hesitant to...

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WSJ Claims Institutionalized Racism 'No Longer Exists,' Ends Up Proving It Still Does

(219) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 7:36 PM

The world was not waiting for The Wall Street Journal to weigh in on the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre. Yet in a steaming hot pile of take posted online Thursday evening, the newspaper's editorial board took a hard look at the killing of nine people at a historically...

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Louisville Police Union Chief Puts Critics 'On Notice' In Hostile Warning Letter

(379) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 3:28 PM

The head of a Louisville police union published a scathing open letter on Thursday, telling "sensationalists, liars and race-baiters" that they should consider themselves "on notice" after they spoke out about the fatal officer-involved shooting of a mentally ill man over the weekend.

"Your idiocy and lies are...

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These Republicans Aren't Sure What Motivated A White Guy To Kill 9 Black Churchgoers, But It Wasn't Racism

(403) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 7:45 PM

A barbaric act like Wednesday's massacre of nine strangers by a white gunman at the historic black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, shocks the conscience and makes it uncomfortable to face the painful truth about what happened.

This may help explain why some Republicans steered clear...

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And The First Person To Blame The Charleston Shooting On A Lack Of Guns In Church Is...

(219) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 11:31 AM

A white gunman killed nine people Wednesday night, after opening fire on a Bible study group gathered at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a Democratic state senator and pastor at the church, was among the victims.

As the...

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Another Day At The Pool Turns Violent For A Black Family After Police Are Called

(986) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 3:29 PM

Two women were arraigned Wednesday on charges stemming from an incident last week that they say was sparked by racism and capped off by excessive force from police.

Sisters Krystal Dixon, 33, and Maya Dixon, 34, both of whom are black, were involved in a June 9 altercation with police...

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Some Lawmakers Are Making The Separation Of Church And State Seem Like A Total Joke

(665) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 5:57 PM

Any decent, red-blooded American politician loves the Constitution. It seems fair, then, to expect these politicians to respect the very first right established by that great document: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

These are the first words of the...

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Police Killed An Unarmed White Man In Iowa And His Community Didn't Seem To Notice

(882) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 6:15 PM

A few minutes before Des Moines police killed Ryan Keith Bolinger Tuesday night, the 28-year-old white man was dancing in the street, according to an officer. Police didn't find the display funny. In a news conference Wednesday, Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax said Bolinger had earlier pulled...

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Cop's Pool Party Barrel Roll Makes More Sense With A Beastie Boys Soundtrack

(1084) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 2:21 PM

There wasn't a lot to laugh about when video emerged this weekend showing McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt aggressively rounding up a group of teens outside a pool party. It had all the hallmarks of an amped up officer going a bit beyond the call of duty:...

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25 Numbers That Show Police Killings Are A Bigger Problem Than We Ever Knew

(207) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 1:58 PM

Two comprehensive reports published since Saturday provide new information about police killings in the United States, filling a void left by the lack of a national standard for reporting the use of deadly force.

The Washington Post on Saturday published an analysis of 2015 fatal police shootings through...

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We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

(437) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 7:39 AM

In November 2012, Cleveland patrolman Michael Brelo joined more than 100 fellow officers in an armada of 62 police cruisers to pursue a 1979 light blue Chevy Malibu. After a 22-mile chase that reached upwards of 100 miles per hour, the vehicle came to a halt in East...

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Amtrak Passenger Claims DEA Agent Straight Up Stole $60 From His Wallet

(122) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 3:44 PM

When it comes to controversial DEA seizures of cash from innocent Amtrak passengers, there's legal theft -- and then there's apparently just plain old theft.

Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized a young man's entire life savings while he was traveling cross country by train to...

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This Music Festival Knows It Can't Stop People From Doing Drugs, So It's Trying To Keep Them Safe Instead

(75) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 5:01 PM

The upcoming Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival, which starts Thursday in Bradley, California, is a drug-free event. But rather than pretend this label and any effort to enforce it will create a drug-repellant force field around the festival, organizers say they're preparing for the inevitable: They know...

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Police In Mississippi Town Buy New Station, Cruisers With Funds From Aggressive Civil Forfeiture Program

(233) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:41 PM

The sign outside a new, $4.1 million law enforcement training facility in Richland, Mississippi, reads, "Richland Police Station tearfully donated by drug dealers." As reported on Monday, it's a proud declaration of the fact that funding for the building, as well as for a new fleet of...

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Why Are White Gang Members Destroying Their Own Community?

(3133) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 5:42 PM

Rival biker gangs clashed violently in Waco, Texas, on Sunday afternoon, in a brawl that ultimately left nine gang members dead and at least 18 others injured. As the fight spilled out of a local restaurant and into the parking lot, participants reportedly used fists, chains, knives and later firearms...

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