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Adam Ciminello

Entrepreneurship, Social Justice, and the idea of Bono never performing again are all things that excite me. And yes, my grandma is cooler than yours. Say hi sometime on twitter @Aciminello
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Trump Says Muslims Aren’t Helping Fight Terrorism, Ignores The Reality That Muslim Americans Repeatedly Cooperate With Authorities

Less than a day after the Brussels Attacks, and just a few hours removed from calling for the reinstatement of waterboarding and new laws on legal torture, Donald Trump again took his Islamophobic rhetoric to dangerously new heights, blaming Muslims as a whole for the attack and saying the Muslim community …

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Own Investigatory Panel Blames His Administration For Flint Water Crisis

Independent Panel Finds That State Is Fundamentally Accountable For What Happened In Flint Cites Negligence At All Levels And Says It Not Only Affects The Citizens Of Flint’s Health, But Their “Trust In Government”   An investigatory panel specifically commissioned by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report Wednesday regarding …

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Birth Control And Female Sexuality Put On Trial Again As SCOTUS Hears Zubik v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a major case regarding the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit on Wednesday, Zubik v Burwell.  As Vox has noted, Zubik bears certain similarities to Hobby Lobby, which ruled in 2014 that “closely-held corporations” did not have to comply with the regulation under the ACA requiring all employer …

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New Jersey Police Chief Defends Racial Profiling, Urges Officers To “Watch Out For Suspicious Black People”

New Jersey State prosecutors are currently investigating the Wyckoff Police Department after its police chief sent an open email defending racial profiling as a valid form of policing, urging his officers to “watch out for suspicious black people in white neighborhoods.” Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox agreed Tuesday to step …

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Brian Encinia, the Texas State Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, is escorted from the Waller County Courthouse Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Hempstead.

Ex-Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia Pleads Not Guilty In Sandra Bland Case

Brian Encinia, the fired Texas state trooper involved in the viral arrest and detainment of Sandra Bland, pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a charge of misdemeanor perjury regarding statements he made in the aftermath of arresting the victim, who was later found dead in a Waller County jail. Encinia entered …

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Cubans and foreign tourists gathered as a rumor spread that the motorcade carrying President Obama was about to pass by near Parque Central in Havana on Monday. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times

“I Wonder If They’re Setting Up A Little Area In Cuba For The Muslim Population” Trump’s Racism On Full Display As POTUS Visits Cuba

In a tirade hellbent on proving his toughness towards radical terrorism, Republican presidential front-runner reacted to bombings in Brussels by speculating that President Barack Obama’s trip to Havana coincides with “setting up a little area in Cuba for the Muslim population.” Trump has famously inflamed anti-Islamic sentiment in a variety …

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North Carolina Poll Workers Forced Brown-Skinned Couple To Take A ‘Spelling Test’ Before Allowing Them To Vote

Rudy Ravindra, a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina has penned an op-ed piece in the Raleigh News and Observer graphically detailing his experience of racial profiling in the North Carolina primaries. “I gave my driver’s license to a poll worker, HW,” writes Ravindra. “He kept it face down and ordered me …

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Injustice In Cleveland: Official Jamie Marquardt Fired For Saying He Wishes He Had Killed Tamir Rice

A Cleveland emergency medical services supervisor named Jamie Marquardt has been officially terminated Friday following disturbing comments he made on Facebook where he not only defended Officer Timothy Loehmann’s actions in fatally shooting Rice, but disgustingly espouses his desire to have  had the chance to shoot “the little criminal.” Monday, …

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