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Rebecca Lawrence is a freelancer in Brooklyn, NY. She is owned by two blind cats. Tweet at her @rebeccalawrence
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Trump Has Terrible Judgment As He Brags About Mike Tyson Endorsement In Indiana, The State Where Tyson Did Time For Rape

Today I will become the first Injustice.in writer to agree with Carly Fiorina on any matter, let alone a matter of what constitutes class and tastefulness. My solidarity with Ted Cruz’s vice-presidential pick Carly Fiorina begins–and ends–with utter distaste for statements Donald Trump made on Wednesday when he bragged about his endorsement …

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"I love my wife. I never assaulted Elsie," said Sheriff Ron Bateman at a news conference Tuesday morning. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman, Charged With Misdemeanor Assault, Wants His Shotguns Back

After Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman was arrested earlier this month for violently assaulting his wife, Bateman’s wife Elsie Bateman has recanted statements she told police officers the night of her husband’s arrest and Ron Bateman has denied any wrongdoing. Sheriff Bateman was charged with second-degree assault, a misdemeanor …

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Robert Bates faces up to four years in prison (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Jurors Call For Maximum Sentence, Deliver Guilty Verdict For Robert Bates, An Oklahoma Pay-To-Play Deputy Who Killed An Unarmed Black Man

Robert Bates, a 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter by a jury on Wednesday.  While working for the sheriff’s office last year, Bates shot and killed an unarmed suspect, Eric Courtney Harris, 44 on April 2. As we have …

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Dennis Hastert at today's sentencing hearing (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Admits To Molesting Teenagers Decades Ago, Receives 15 Months In Banking Violations Case

Dennis Hastert, former U.S. Speaker of the House, was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison with two years of supervised release in his hush money case.  The sentence also requires the man who once was the second in line for the presidency to comply with …

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NC Governor Pat McCrory has stated he will not repeal HB2 (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

250 Anti-Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Groups Condemn “Bathroom Bills” Targeting Transgender Population

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women released a statement Thursday opposing anti-transgender initiatives–such as North Carolina’s notorious HB2–because they will inevitably increase violence against transgender people rather than protect women from violence. 250+ Anti-Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Orgs: Support Trans Community https://t.co/xI41ybQWw3 #ProtectEveryone …

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