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This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents present at the continuing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota.
Adnan Syed , the man whose murder conviction was at the heart of the smash hit “Serial” podcast, may be released on bail , The New York Times reports. Syed’s lawyers are arguing that he should be allowed out of prison while he awaits a new trail, according to court documents filed Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. Syed has been serving a life sentence since he was convicted of murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend in 2000.
Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States. “Transitioning has made me understand the fears of other communities that I did not have as white male,” said Hawkins, 43, noting a difference in the way she is treated when off duty and away from her relatively tolerant city of Washington. “I don’t feel as safe as I used to
The president of the largest police organization in the country issued an apology on Monday to communities of color for the “historic mistreatment” they have suffered at the hands of law enforcement officers. Terrence Cunningham, the police chief of Wellesley, Massachusetts, delivered the apology during a speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention in San Diego
Monday night’s presidential debate might as well be described as an exercise in futility when it comes to what Black women want out of this election. Debate moderator, Lester Holt brought up race in broad terms, asking both candidates Clinton and Trump what they would do to bring racial healing in light of recent slayings by police in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Trump invoked the now unconstitutional “Stop and Frisk” saying he would re-implement it
Apparently a trip down memory lane was too much for Dr. Ben Carson . The renowned neurosurgeon abruptly walked away from a CNN interview on Saturday after a visit to his childhood home in Detroit with Donald Trump .
Compare this write up about Verizon’s $300 million, 6 year build out of fiber optics in Boston, Massachusetts, with Verizon’s statement that the $300 million was already spent. Boston.com More..
It’s been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John’s shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 31 years old and punching the clock as a computer programmer, earning far more than he did during his fast-food days. And yet, thanks to some recent legal developments, Wilklow now finds himself pondering a return to Jimmy John’s to dress Totally Tunas for next to minimum wage.
By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we’ll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward as the party’s nominee. But now, there are only two Democratic candidates, because Martin O’Malley has ended his campaign. While no one, probably including him, thought he had a real chance to be the nominee, that doesn’t mean his candidacy was in vain.
Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal announced on Friday that it would be donating $1.5 million to social organizations, including non-profits that make sure the world knows black lives matter. The funds to be donated were raised at the Tidal X: 1020 charity event in Brooklyn last October, the company told Mic in a statement . The artists who performed at the sold-out event included Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and, of course, Hov himself.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Lowry hear two “sighs of relief” in Iowa — from HRC, because two straight losses would’ve been awful, and from Lowry, because Iowa vindicated his gutsy National Review issue denouncing Trump. Also: There’s now a sense that Clinton’s rising in NH, while Rubio’s robotry reveals someone more callow than charismatic.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced this week that he wouldn’t seek another term in Congress partly because he wants to spend more time with his family. Ribble vowed to serve no more than four terms after taking office in 2010, but a sad airport farewell contributed to his decision to quit after just three terms, Ribble told “So, That Happened,” the HuffPost Politics podcast. Ribble said he took his three grandsons home to Sherwood, Wisconsin, for a few days after Christmas. “We played out in the snow and did all the things that granddads and grandsons love to do,” he said.
Justice Clarence Thomas will soon celebrate 10 years of not speaking during oral arguments at the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported on Monday. That is, he hasn’t asked a single question to lawyers appearing before the court to try to make their case. For a decade
These first two weeks of February are critical for presidential candidates, who are rushing between Iowa and New Hampshire to get in as much face time with voters as possible. Ben Carson, however, is taking a break. His campaign announced that he will leave Iowa on Monday night and head to Florida to get some clean clothes. His aides said he was not ending his faltering presidential bid. .
When it comes to snowboarding destinations, New York City isn’t at the top of the list. In fact, it generally doesn’t make the list at all. That all changed with the blizzard this weekend when viral video maker Casey Neistat turned the snowy streets into his own snowboarding course . For part of the video he was joined by skier Oscar Boyson, and the pair zipped through Times Square: The clip begins with new footage of Mayor Bill de Blasio warning that anyone out driving in the storm would be subject to arrest
(Reuters) – Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New York.
Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.
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CBS is selling a 30-second spot during the 2016 Super Bowl for $5 million – 11% higher than NBC charged for half a minute during the 2015 Super Bowl. How is the network able to charge so much
This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people
Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country. By all accounts, the justices — in the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — signaled that they are poised to rule that workers’ payment of dues to public sector unions must be voluntary
While the world has been busy celebrating the awesomeness of #BlackGirlMagic , Elle.com decided it would rain on everyone’s parade by publishing an article entitled “Here’s My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic.” What’s even more upsetting is that the author, Linda Chavers , is a black woman. Ugh
Nov 5 (Reuters) – A student who attacked four people with a hunting knife at a University of California campus before being shot dead by police was a freshman who had planned the attack out of anger over being kicked out of a study group, authorities said on Thursday. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke named the suspect as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, a freshman majoring in engineering and computer science. Warnke told a news conference that the Wednesday attack started in a classroom and evidence suggested it was personal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says. The information, from the “Black Millennials in America” report issued by the Black Youth Project at the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, reflects starkly different attitudes among black, Latino, Asian and white millennials when it comes to policing, guns and the legal system in the United States.
Other than Hillary and Bernie, who are some viable Democratic Party candidates? originally appeared on Quora : The best answer to any question . Answer by Jaylin Pringle , High School Student, on Quora
In anticipation of the visit to Washington by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, scheduled for October 21-23, Pakistan’s public relations machinery has gone into over-drive to build expectations of a new partnership between Pakistan and the United States.
Take a look at your paycheck. I’m willing to bet there’s a huge deduction on every paycheck stub for FICA. And I’m also willing to bet that most people don’t know what that is and can’t tell you what “FICA” stands for! Yet they allow the company to take that money right out of their take-home pay! Give it a thought.
BALTIMORE, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Youth protestors staged a sit-in at Baltimore’s City Hall on Wednesday after interrupting proceedings about whether to give Baltimore’s interim police commissioner Kevin Davis a permanent job as the city’s top cop. The protestors, some of whom were identified as members of Baltimore City Bloc, a grass roots activist group of high school students, remained holed up in the building as of midnight Wednesday evening. “The protest remains non-violent,” said T.J.
Depending on who you ask, the big winner in Tuesday night’s Democratic showdown was either Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, both or racial equality (for finally being discussed in a 2016 debate).
Every community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell.
“Ring out the bells again Like we did when spring began Wake me up when September ends” -Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day) With the tsunami of media leading into the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, it seems impossible that an author could come up with a new, insightful and passionate history of the 10 years after the hurricane that is not a rehash of something that has been already said. Gary Rivlin made the impossible happen. His book Katrina: After the Flood will be the historic book of record for anyone studying that time period or those who want to learn the politics of rationing resources when a region is starting all over again
Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States in September, with stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. His trip will add to the 50-year history of pope visits to the U.S. Pope Paul VI made the first papal visit to the U.S.
On Thursday, July 30, 50 Black and Latino students wearing mock bullet proof vests with stickers that stated #StudentsAintBulletProof #End1033, from the Strategy Center’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities, once again asked the Los Angeles Unified School District to give us a list of the weapons they received from the Department of Defense 1033 Program, to return 61 M-16 assault rifles we believe are still in their possession, and to apologize for being in the program in the first place.
Talking with John Waters: Endlessly funny, erudite, charming and so well-read, just try to keep up (he reads two books a week). I was thrilled to interview him for Sight & Sound’s September issue.
Well, that was entertaining, wasn’t it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone’s talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column (with the exception of the awards) to our reactions to seeing all the Republican candidates under one roof for the first time
Some responses to an earlier blog I wrote a few days ago about the new interest of Civil Rights organizations in Silicon Valley suggested that I had expressed my doubt or cynicism whether providing employment opportunities for African-American engineers, computer programmers, etc. would make any qualitative difference in the current economic life of African-American communities across our nations. I stand by my earlier blog statement
Houston is on the verge of legalizing discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
When I told a snarky friend I was writing about the new Philip Glass autobiography, Words Without Music , she asked, “Does it go like this: I, I, I, I, I, I, was, was, was, was, was, born, born, born, born …?” Snarky. I get it, of course, which is more than I have been able to say, over the years, about Glass’s music
The staggering unemployment and poverty rates among people with disabilities is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to protect this underserved demographic.
A former Baltimore police sergeant took to Twitter Wednesday to air a stunning list of acts he said he participated in and witnessed during his 11 years on the city’s force. Michael Wood gave a no-holds barred look at his career in a previous radio interview , but his tweets gained traction for their brazen admissions that officers lied to get overtime, illegally searched “thousands of people” and committed gross acts during raids, like urinating and defecating on suspects’ beds
* Retailers including Amazon and Wal-Mart stop selling flag * Hundreds chant “Take it down” as lawmakers vote to open debate * Calls for Mississippi to remove Confederate symbol from its flag * Virginia stops allowing rebel flag on license plates (Adds second flagmaker halting production of Confederate emblem, Georgia to reconsider license plate design) By Harriet McLeod COLUMBIA, S.C., June 23 (Reuters) – An initiative to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds picked up steam on Tuesday, a week after the massacre of nine black church members, and criticism over the emblem long associated with slavery spread to other U.S. southern states.
June 4 (Reuters) – Baltimore’s top prosecutor plans to seek a protective order that would block the release of Freddie Gray’s autopsy report and other documents as she prosecutes police over his arrest, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told the newspaper that prosecutors “have a duty to ensure a fair and impartial process for all parties involved” and “will not be baited into litigating this case through the media.” Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died on April 19 from a spinal injury suffered in police custody. His death triggered protests and a day of rioting in the largely black city, and came amid a national debate on police brutality.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) – Baltimore rioting over the death of a black man from injuries in police custody is spurring Maryland lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform after legislation stalled in the statehouse. Legislators hope that the death of Freddie Gray, 25, can galvanize the Democratic-controlled state Assembly after bids for reforms, especially one that would alter a state law giving police special rights, went nowhere in the last legislative session.
A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore officers on a range of charges after the State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby presented her department’s investigation into the death of Freddie Gray. In a press conference Thursday, Mosby announced that the grand jury charged all six officers in connection to Gray’s death
SOMEWHERE ALONG AMTRAK’S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR — Elliott Gregg sat in the cafe car of Amtrak Train 174 late Wednesday morning, eating a hot dog and pretzels and washing them down with soda. He rides the train to baseball games
Baltimore Police Chief Anthony Batts admitted a lot of the tension between the public and the police comes from a distrust in “law enforcement as a whole,” not just in his city. “We are part of the problem,” Batts told CNN.
WASHINGTON — Maryland lawmakers on Sunday praised State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the way she conducted her investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, but cautioned that it’s only the beginning of the process for seeking justice. Mosby shocked many on Friday with the announcement that she is charging six Baltimore officers with crimes including second-degree murder, manslaughter and assault after Gray died in their custody last month
Some Internet trolls with too much time on their hands are attempting to spread misinformation about the Freddie Gray protests and perpetuate ugly ideas about the riots and protests that have taken place in Baltimore in recent days.
Protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland gripped the city this week and prompted a series of news reports and social media posts reflecting the unrest that has unfolded.
“Erin Burnett is an example of white privilege and white supremacy, as is CNN,” declared Peniel E. Joseph , a professor of history at Tufts University and the author of book Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America , in a conversation with HuffPost Live on Thursday
A leaked police document that claims Freddie Gray was “intentionally trying to injure himself” while in the back of a police van in Baltimore after his arrest is being questioned due to inconsistencies with earlier reports. Gray died a week after his videotaped April 12 arrest due to injuries sustained under uncertain circumstances while in police custody, sparking protests in Baltimore and around the nation. More..
FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of protesters gathered on the main street and in front of the city police department for a second consecutive night Wednesday, the day after demonstrators hurled rocks at police vehicles and set fire to a portable toilet.
The Baltimore Orioles played a home game Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium.
Toya Graham, the mother who was caught on video smacking her son after witnessing him throwing objects at officers, said she disciplined him in public because she wanted her son to learn a valuable lesson.
After a long career in public service, Hillary Clinton could have settled down, ” stayed home and baked cookies and had teas ,” as she famously stated back in 1992.
Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports that the NFL has hired Sarah Thomas as an official, the first female official in the league’s history. Hearing the NFL has hired its first female official, Sarah Thomas, a ground-breaking move. Mississippi native was a finalist previously — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 3, 2015 More..
The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they will release nose tackle Terrence Cody after the Super Bowl. The decision comes as the NFL player faces allegations of animal cruelty. According to the Baltimore Sun, Cody is under investigation by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s office for animal cruelty.
The wildly popular podcast “Serial” is over, but the real-life case continued Wednesday with prosecutors seeking to deny Adnan Syed’s Hail Mary attempt to appeal his murder conviction. For those unfamiliar with “Serial,” Syed, 34, was convicted of strangling his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in a Baltimore parking lot in 1999.
Tom Brady has officially thrown more postseason touchdown passes than any other player in NFL history. But he might not have thrown the most impressive touchdown of the Patriots’ come-from-behind playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. With his Patriots trailing 28-21 deep into the third quarter of a Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday in Foxborough, Brady watched as wide receiver Julian Edleman, who played quarterback at Kent State , tossed a 51-yard touchdown pass to fellow wideout Danny Amendola.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The rarely flustered Joe Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game. Flacco hit Torrey Smith for an 11-yard score in the third quarter and found Crockett Gillmore with a 21-yard pass in the fourth one play after Terrell Suggs picked off Ben Roethlisberger.
Two New York City police officers were shot dead “execution style” in Brooklyn on Saturday . Not much is known about the gunman, who was identified by officials as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, except that he was a suspected gang member from Baltimore who allegedly posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men that died at the hands of police
The Baltimore Ravens may want to double check the security of their emails after President Barack Obama sort of named the team’s quarterback , Joe Flacco, while discussing an international controversy involving Sony, North Korea, hackers and actor James Franco. “I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco,” Obama said during a press conference on Friday, via NFL.com . More…
Ray Rice has no NFL team. But he hopes to return to football after a domestic violence arrest resulted in his release by the Baltimore Ravens and suspension from the league
Janay Rice claims it was not her idea to apologize after being the victim in a domestic violence incident involving her husband. The wife of free agent NFL running back Ray Rice told Matt Lauer of “Today” that the Baltimore Ravens “suggested” that she apologize during a press conference in May