No, Freddie Gray did not hurt himself

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Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges today for the six Baltimore Police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. His death has been ruled a homicide. They’ve been charged with a plethora of crimes including for one officer, the driver of the van, second degree depraved heart murder. According to investigators, Gray was placed… { Continue Reading }

Calling people who do not act civil as ‘uncivilized’ is racist?

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From Benji Hart of Radical Faggot and republished by Salon: Black people know this, and have employed these tactics for a very, very long time. Calling them uncivilized, and encouraging them to mind the Constitution is racist, and as an argument fails to ground itself not only in the violent political reality in which Black… { Continue Reading }

Why does it matter that Brian Williams is a liar?

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There’s been a controversy as of late over things Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News, said about an experience he had during the Iraq invasion in 2004. Evidently he lied about his experience aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Not only did he lie, his lies about the experience have mutated and changed over the… { Continue Reading }

Don’t let yourself be offended

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This past Wednesday, two men armed with AK-47 assault rifles, a shotgun, and a rocket launcher forced their way into the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly newspaper. They killed 12 people and wounded another 11. The two men, Saïd Kouachi and Chérif Kouachi, were brothers born in France to Algerian immigrants. Evidently… { Continue Reading }