Video: US Marshal Rushes Woman Filming Him, Breaks, Kicks Camera

Last week in South Gate, California, Beatriz Paez was out for a walk when she saw a group of US marshals arresting a group of bikers on the sidewalk. She pulled out her cellphone to record the incident. Paez told The Los Angeles Times that once the marshals became aware of her smartphone they tried to block her view,… » 5/04/15 11:20am 5/04/15 11:20am

Hillary Clinton Vows to Address Problems She & Her Husband Helped Cause

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton hopped aboard the anti-police state wave, announcing in a speech at Columbia University that police brutality and over-incarceration were cultural malignancies that Had To Stop. The move, politically expedient given ongoing unrest in several cities over recent high-profile cases of deadly… » 4/30/15 3:10pm 4/30/15 3:10pm

Geraldo Rivera, Don Lemon & the Media's Race to the Bottom in Baltimore

Since Monday night, the media has experienced various stages of awful and surprisingly awesome reporting on Baltimore’s protests. After barely covering the unrest at all on Saturday because the White House Correspondent’s Dinner kept them busy, Monday saw the media’s worst and dimmest cover a serious social unraveling… » 4/29/15 2:00pm 4/29/15 2:00pm

Why Can't Baltimore's Black Female Mayor Stop Saying 'Thug'?

On Monday night, protesters took to the streets of Baltimore hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young man who died following injuries he sustained while in police custody. Last night, Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stood before news cameras, asking for peace and calling the protesters “thugs,” all… » 4/28/15 11:30am 4/28/15 11:30am

White America's Silence on Police Brutality Is Consent

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Late Tuesday, news broke that yet another unarmed American, a black man named Walter Scott, was killed by a white police officer. As with Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Rodney King nearly 25 years ago, the brutality was captured on video for the world to see. The New York Times put the damning evidence at the very top… » 4/10/15 12:45pm 4/10/15 12:45pm

Police Chained Martese Johnson's Feet the Night of His Arrest

Since news of third-year UVA student Martese Johnson's brutal and unjustifiably violent arrest came in a week ago, there have been some important updates to the story: first and most importantly, that 20-year-old Johnson was not attempting to use a fake ID, as earlier, unconfirmed reports (and my earlier blog… » 3/25/15 10:30am 3/25/15 10:30am

Scandal's Ferguson Storyline Was Much Too Much

The exact moment I started crying during last night's Scandal was at the end when Brandon Parker was finally zipped up into a body bag after laying in the street for way too long, and the camera froze on his face. This episode did the most and was asking a lot, and all in all it was just a gruesome fantasy. » 3/06/15 1:45pm 3/06/15 1:45pm