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Halting immigration won’t stop the U.S. from becoming a majority-minority nation.

As you might have heard, Ann Coulter, the anti-immigration firebrand and devoted Donald Trump enthusiast, was not exactly delighted by South Carolina …

This paragraph on a black kindergartner's view of the world is absolutely crushing

The New York Times has one of the saddest stories about modern racial bias I have ever read, as told by Ebbie Banks, a black 17-year-old from Palo Alto, California:<p>I tutored a kid. This little black kid. He looked up to me a lot. One day he asked me, "Mr. Ebbie, is jail a good place to be?" I said, …

What's Considered Police Brutality?

Police brutality is an ugly term we don't want to hear. Unfortunately, it's part of the necessary and sometimes nasty business called policing. Fortunately, it rarely occurs. But when it does -- it's big news.<p>What triggered this post is an email to my personal blog site at DyingWords.net from a …

Law Enforcement

Police: Teen Suspects Sought In Bronx Hate Crime Attack

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Police said they are now looking for two teenagers in connection with an alleged hate crime attack on a Muslim man in the …

Islamic School Hate Crime: Man Arrested In Connection With Two Pig Heads Left Outside Markazul Aloom School

A man has been arrested in connection with the dumping two pig heads outside an Islamic girls' school in Lancashire.<p>The heads were left at the gates …

CVS Pharmacies in New York Will Start Selling Heroin Overdose Antidote Over the Counter

The ability to buy the opiate antidote without a prescription is a big step toward cutting down heroin-related deaths.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016</b><p>Health officials in New York have announced that 479 CVS pharmacies across the state will begin selling naloxone, the opiate overdose …

NY pharmacy chain to sell drug that reverses heroin overdose without prescription

In an effort to combat a growing epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses, the CVS pharmacy chain will begin selling an anti-overdose drug called …

Three dead in Mexican border city Reynosa after gang arrest sparks violence

Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.<p>The government of the border state of Tamaulipas said federal police and soldiers had “detained members of a criminal gang that operates in Reynosa”, an …

Mexico

How Four Dudes Skated from El Salvador to the U.S. to Flee Gang Violence

A 2,000-mile skateboard quest to the U.S. border – past gangs, cartels and beefed-up immigration patrol – turns out to be the easy part<p>I first …

Immigration

Weed Fake Carrots Seizure By Border Patrol Agents Netted About $500,000 Worth Of Marijuana

Weed inside fake carrots was found by the truckload during a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol inspection in Texas. About 2,817 carrot fake carrots …

Los Angeles needs a new medical marijuana policy

In October, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills establishing a statewide system to regulate medicinal cannabis, he called it a long-overdue framework that would "make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking system." He should have added: "Everywhere in …

Cannabis

The Rape Trial Everyone in America Should Be Watching

Thirteen women came forward to accuse former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw of misconduct. Why aren't more people outraged?<p>On Monday, November 2, the Daniel Holtzclaw trial commenced in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Charged with 36 offenses including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, stalking, and …

Critics wary as Emanuel creates task force to review police misconduct

They are well-known and respected in Chicago's legal community, but whether members of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new policing task force will be able to repair the fractured relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the community and prevent future police abuses was met with skepticism …

Chicago's next fight: Trying to purge police misconduct records

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> How do you make sure police officers are held accountable if most of their full disciplinary records are no longer available?<p>That question is at the center of what might be the next big battle brewing over police accountability across the country, and specifically in Chicago.<p>The …

Crime