Tag: Violence

Enough is Enough

It’s time for responsible Republican leaders to publicly disavow this monster. Enough is enough. It’s time that Republican senators, representatives, governors and party leaders stop hiding behind the curtains and get this guy off the stage. There is no hiding behind the message that was delivered on Tuesday — if…

BLM and All Lives Matter Groups Meet … and Embrace

By Eve Tahmincioglu On the streets of Dallas, the unexpected happened.Groupsof Black Lives Matter (BLM) and All Lives Matter activists protesting on opposite sides of the street ended up coming together and hugging. “It’s time to stop this today. No more walls,” said one protester.

Trump Supporters Heed his Call for Hate, Violence

The escalating series of confrontations at Donald Trump’s rallies in recent days reveals a political campaign that has morphed from one featuring a bigoted, hate-spewing, violence-threatening individual to one of supporters heeding his rhetoric and acting upon that hate and violence unprecedented in modern American political campaigns. Following a weekend…

Baltimore Calls On Feds To Help End Violence Streak

In light of the record-breaking violence Baltimore has seen over the past several months, the city has enlisted the help of the federal government to assist the police in restoring order. For two months, the city will receive help from 10 additional agents, hailing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation;…

Social Media, Pressure Bring Racism Center Stage

It took the actions of a white supremacist to finally convince white political leaders in South Carolina to call for the Confederate flag to be brought down. While the move was widely applauded, the gesture was largely symbolic and further proof that staunch, long-held beliefs can easily change with enough…

Lindsey Graham Minimizes Charleston Shooter's Intentions

Senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham did not hold back when it came to his comments about convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In fact, he asked President Obama’s administration to consider Tsarnaev an “enemy combatant“: This man, in my view, should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we…

White S.C. Cop Fired, Charged After Shooting Unarmed Black Man

By Chris Hoenig A South Carolina state trooper has been arrested and charged with assault and battery for shooting an unarmed Black man during a traffic stop earlier this month. Lance Corporal Sean Groubert was also fired from his job with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. On Sept. 4, Groubert…

Michael Brown's Killer Testifies Before Grand Jury

By Chris Hoenig Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed Michael Brown on Aug. 9, has testified in his own defense before a grand jury. Wilson, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, spent four hours on the stand and was “cooperative” with questions from prosecutors. He…