Reuters reports that the Trump administration is planning to reframe CVE, or the “Countering Violent Extremism” program, to solely focus on Islamist extremism. According to sources briefed on the matter, this means that the program would no longer target, say, white supremacists, another victory in a long series of…
Since late September, Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old girl from war-ravaged Aleppo, has narrated her experiences on Twitter. The account, begun by her mother, accumulated over 100,000 followers as Bana delivered stark and harrowing messages of life amidst brutal chaos. But as of today, the account has disappeared.
Four people are still hospitalized after an attack yesterday by 18-year-old Ohio State University student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who injured eleven people with his car and a butcher knife, one of them critically, before he was shot dead by police. Authorities are still investigating whether the attack was motivated by…
After an eight-month investigation, French authorities have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille suspected of orchestrating an ISIS-linked terror plot. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for all those planning to fly to Europe for the holidays.
The family of Jacob Hall, a 6-year-old boy wounded when a teenage suspect apparently opened fire Wednesday outside a South Carolina elementary school, says he’s in critical condition and on life support. Hall was shot in the leg and lost a massive amount of blood, leading to serious brain damage.
On Friday, September 16, Terence Crutcher, a community college student and father of four, was shot to death by Tulsa police officers in the middle of the street. Video footage from a police helicopter reveals Crutcher to be approaching his SUV unarmed, with arms raised. He did not have a weapon in his possession.
If you’re not following your roommate on Twitter, stop everything you’re doing and start following them right now. It could save your life.
Early Tuesday morning, a man attacked residents of the Tsukui Yamayuri-En disability facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, killing at least 19 and wounding approximately 25.
On Friday afternoon, Newt Gingrich, your mother’s oddly hard stuffed Santa doll that sits on your mantel and quietly spreads holiday malice, said something not crazy, about how black Americans have it harder than white Americans can ever comprehend. And I think he probably liked how that felt.
Protestors marched in Rio de Janiero on May 27, attempting to reach the Supreme Court before being pepper sprayed by the police. The protests were intended to denounce a “culture of rape” in the city that was most recently and horrifically illustrated by the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
I do not have any patience for “pranks,” which is a made-up thing that allows people to be terrible to other people in a socially-acceptable context. When judgement day comes, “pranksters” will be the first to be sent straight to Hell. Wow, do I hate pranks and their pranksters.
Several extremely disturbing videos uploaded to YouTube Tuesday night and Wednesday morning purport to be audio of a user on the video game website Twitch beating a woman as she screams and pleads for him to stop. The videos are generating a fair amount of online outrage, including on Reddit and Twitter; in the…
An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.
San Antonio school district police officer Joshua Kehm, who was shown in a video last week slamming a 12-year-old female student to the ground, has been fired.
I recently received a text from my dead brother’s girlfriend. I still think of Dana as Junior’s girlfriend even though it’s been 15 years since he was killed. We’re not close anymore, but her daughter, who was conceived the week before he died, is my niece; we remain connected through the trauma we shared.
A San Antonio school district police officer has been placed on paid leave following a video depicting him slamming a middle school student to the ground face-first, CBS reports.
Trump rallies have become vaguely political fronts for white supremacist-sponsored fight clubs, with attendees (protestors and supporters alike) accepting the very real possibility that they will be punched. But not horses. The horses didn’t ask for any of this.
Today in tragic non-surprises: an Australian study finds that online harassment of women has very nearly become the “established norm.” Women under 30 are especially susceptible.
Christopher Plaskon, 18, pleaded no contest Monday on charges that he murdered classmate Maren Sanchez in 2014. Sanchez was 16 and a junior at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut, when Plaskon stabbed her to death. Sanchez had rejected his invitation to come with him to the prom.