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Unarmed Man Killed By Deputies In Los Angeles Who Claim He Had Assumed A “Shooting Stance” Identified

Detectives investigate the fatal shooting of a man by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at Holmes Avenue and 64th Street in the Florence-Firestore area.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Today authorities identified the man killed Wednesday in a deadly deputy-involved shooting as 23-year-old Cristian Rene Medina. The shooting occurred around 4:30 am Wednesday in the Florence area of Los Angeles. Deputies had been called to 64th Street and Holmes Avenue after reports of a “robbery in progress” and matched …

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“I’ve had enough of your false contrition” US Rep. Matt Cartwright Blasts Rick Snyder For His Ongoing Negligence

Gov. Rick Snyder takes his seat before a hearing about the Flint water crisis in front of the U.S. House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform at the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Washington D.C. Jake May | MLive.com

Calls Michigan Governor “phony” says he should face criminal charges The Congressional hearing regarding the ongoing Flint Water Crisis is underway, and at least one representative has wasted no time in making his opinions on the subject known. US Representative Matt Cartwright, D-PA, called Wednesday morning for Snyder to resign …

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Five Sheriff’s Deputies Punished For Behavior At Violent Trump Rally In NC Where They Failed To Arrest Assailant Who Sucker Punched A Protester

Donald Trump speaking in Fayetteville, NC on March 9 (Photo: Fayetteville Observer)

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s office announced that five deputies have been disciplined after their actions at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, N.C.  The rally on March 9 received attention by the national media after a 78-year-old man was recorded on video sucker-punching a black male who was being escorted …

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Black Lives Matter In Politics-Primaries in IL, OH Knock Out Prosecutors Obstructing Justice for Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald

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During Democratic primaries on Tuesday, voters sent a strong message to the prosecutors responsible in the cases of Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice.  Both the Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois, Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in Ohio were defeated by opponents in the democratic party. The downfall …

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Injustice In Congress: How A Historically Obstructionist Congress Saved The Best For Last By Refusing To Meet With Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee

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In nominating Judge Garland to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen a centrist appeals court judge widely respected even by Republicans.

President Obama announced on Wednesday that he will nominate Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th justice, according to White House officials.  Garland is a centrist Federal Appeals Court judge widely respected on both sides of the aisle. [email protected], @VP and @SCOTUSnom Garland. Obama says his pick is "uniquely prepared …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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Breaking: Man Who Punches Trump Protester In Viral Video Identified And Arrested, Says “We Might Have To Kill Him” Next Time

John Franklin McGraw

A 78-year-old local man was arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for assaulting a protester at a Fayetteville, N.C. rally for presidential-hopeful Donald Trump.  Using cell phone video recorded at the rally, authorities were able to identify John Franklin McGraw.  McGraw was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and …

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Trump Rally Turns Violent As Supporter Sucker Punches Protester in Fayetteville, NC

Protesters outside of a rally for Donald Trump in Fayetteville, NC

Violent incidents at rallies for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump have become so commonplace that Slate is now keeping a running tally of violent altercations between supporters, protesters, campaign security, police, members of the media and campaign staffers. Last week in Louisville, KY several Trump supporters including known-white supremacist Matthew Heimbach …

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