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Why did the world ignore Boko Haram's Baga attacks?

France spent the weekend coming to terms with last week’s terror attacks in Paris that left 17 dead. The country mourned, and global leaders joined an estimated 3.7 million people on its streets to march in a show of unity.<p>In Nigeria, another crisis was unfolding, as reports came through of an …

Africa

Michael Daragjati, Racist NYPD Cop, Sentenced To Nearly 5 Years For False Arrest and Extortion

NEW YORK -- A disgraced former NYPD officer burst into tears in Brooklyn federal court on Friday as he was sentenced to nearly five years behind bars for an extortion scheme and for arresting a Staten Island man on fabricated charges in 2011.<p>Michael Dargjati, 33, an eight-year NYPD veteran assigned …

Racist song at ex-cop's charity event compares Michael Brown to a 'roadkill dog'

Members of the Elks Lodge in Glendale, California are outraged after a former police officer hosted a charity event that compared slain teen Michael …

South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in 1944

1 / 4<p>George Stinney Jr appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History<p>George Stinney Jr …

Victim's Niece Argues Against Retrial of 1944 Murder Case

SUMTER, S.C. -- A niece of one of two young girls murdered in South Carolina nearly 70 years ago testified Wednesday that the conviction of a 14-year-old boy executed for the crime should stand, saying, "I think that it needs to be left as is."<p>Frankie Dyches, whose aunt, Betty June Binnicker, 11, …

Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life.<p>Garner, a 43-year-old black man suspected of illegally peddling loose …

Justice

Tamir Rice autopsy report released

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Friday, May 11 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-05-11 18:35:31 GMT<p>The Anderson County Coroner's Office said …

Fatal shooting flags concerns of discriminatory policing in Arizona

Police say Brisbon, 34, was unarmed when he was shot by officer Mark Rine, 30, a seven-year veteran of the department, who was investigating a tip that Brisbon was conducting a drug deal in a black Cadillac sport utility vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment complex.<p>According to the police …

Think Michael Brown's shooting isn't about race? Here are Darren Wilson's fans in their own words.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Donors praise the officer for shooting "a common street thug" and removing an …

Whistleblower in St. Louis County police racial profiling probe alleges retaliation

<b>ST. LOUIS COUNTY</b> • For months, he's been known only as "Lonewolf" — the name he signed on a series of anonymous letters alleging a veteran police …

Echoes of Michael Brown's Death in St. Louis's Racially Charged Past

The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.<p>When I was a kid growing up in St. Louis, my friends and I were willfully blind to everything but baseball. Our holy place was Sportsman’s Park, the …

Ted Nugent loses second casino gig for ‘racist remarks’

Conservative rock star Ted Nugent has lost his second scheduled casino performance in the past few days over perceived “racist remarks” he’s made …

What's The Matter With Kansas And Its Tax Cuts? It Can't Do Math

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his state legislature have embarked on a wonderful natural experiment. Once again we are testing the question: Can tax cuts pay for themselves? The answer– yet again– is a resounding no.<p>We’ve tried this experiment time and again. And tax cut proponents such as …

KKK membership sinks 2 Florida cops

Echoing the once-segregated South, a Florida deputy police chief has resigned and an officer has been fired after the FBI reported that both belonged to the Ku Klux Klan<p>Fruitland Park Deputy Chief David Borst has denied involvement with the notorious white-hooded hate group that emerged after the …

Bridging the gap

THE Pulaski Skyway is a bridge of beauty, a lattice of steel held high above the river that separates Newark from Jersey City. It is also a bit …

Economics

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Don't Create The Jobs

Hecto-millionaire Nick Hanauer is at it again.<p>One of the country's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, Hanauer is on a mission to teach his fellow 1%-ers how the economy actually works — how jobs are actually created, how a higher minimum wage would actually help, and how the crazy …

Senate GOP unveils ‘working families’ agenda ahead of midterms

Senate Republicans on Wednesday rolled out their own policy agenda for middle-class voters in an effort to counter the Senate Democrats’ 2014 …

Bush acolytes use Iraq crisis to defend their records | Financial Times

The former inner circle of the George W Bush administration has taken to the airwaves and the news pages in recent days to urge a new American …

Foreign Policy

Obama announces 275 US troops WILL be sent to Iraq to protect American embassy in Baghdad days after saying they would not return

• President Obama announced that American troops are being deployed to Iraq<br>• Returning nearly three years after the United States withdrew in …

92 Year-Old Moral Monday Arrestee Fired Up! | Rosa Nell Eaton

GOP leader Eric Cantor loses in shock Tea Party upset

WASHINGTON — The demise of the Tea Party has been greatly exaggerated.<p>The anti-establishment force within the GOP was strong enough Tuesday to oust House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning upset by a political newcomer, Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat.<p>Cantor said Tuesday …

Police say couple who fatally shot 2 Vegas police officers and civilian believed law enforcement the 'oppressor'

The pair who fatally shot two Las Vegas police officers and one civilian before taking their own lives Sunday have “some apparent ideology that is along the lines of militia and white supremacists,” according to authorities.<p>Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said at a …

Meet The Hipster Racist Fox News Guest Attacking Neil deGrasse Tyson

A frequent Fox News guest who has contributed to a white nationalist website attacked Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and host of FOX's <i>Cosmos</i>, …

Rumors: Nikon D800/D800E replacement coming in June

Nikon will announce a new full frame DSLR camera this summer (I call it D800s, but the name could be different). As previously reported, the new …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …