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Rebecca Lawrence is a freelancer in Brooklyn, NY. She is owned by two blind cats. Tweet at her @rebeccalawrence
Mass demonstrations by diverse groups joined forces against Donald Trump Thursday evening in Manhattan (Rebecca Lawrence)

Thousands Show Up To Protest Trump Appearance In Manhattan, Lead To Violent Clashes With NYPD And Trump Supporters

Midtown Manhattan became a heated battlefield Thursday evening as thousands of protestors convened around Grand Central Station to protest a GOP fundraising gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where all three remaining Republican presidential nominee hopefuls were in attendance.  The NYPD was out in full force, prepared with riot gear, …

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Sheriff Sees No Wrongdoing In Viral Video Of Kindergarten Student Paddled By School Admins.

A mother in Jasper County, Georgia posted a video to her Facebook page Wednesday that shows her son, a kindergartener, crying for his mother and struggling against the school’s principal and assistant principal as they attempted to paddle the five-year-old. The video circulating now on social media is available here. The …

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Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman Arrested For Assaulting His Wife At Home

In Maryland, Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ronald Bateman, 54, was arrested for second-degree misdemeanor assault after an alleged domestic violence incident yesterday. Around 7:30 PM on Sunday, officers received a domestic violence call and reported to Bateman’s home on Pasadena Yacht Yard Road. Sheriff Bateman’s wife Elsie told police that …

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Mary Hastings was arrested on one assault charge for hitting a high school student in class.

Teacher Arrested For Beating High School Student In Class In Beaumont, Texas

A teacher in Beaumont, Texas has been charged with assault after a video of her repeatedly slapping a high school student was posted online. @pside_prince this. pic.twitter.com/ItIkgq9Pw1 — khay (@khay2you) April 8, 2016 According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mary Hastings, a math teacher at Ozen High School was arrested …

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Businessman Hamlet Peralta Arrested In $12 Mil Ponzi Scheme Connected To The Ongoing NYPD Corruption Scandal

FBI agents arrested former Manhattan restaurant owner Hamlet Peralta on Thursday for allegedly masterminding a Ponzi scheme which defrauded 12 investors in his company of more than $12 million.  The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. Peralta is now the third businessman linked to an FBI probe into corruption within …

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Former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka at the Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2013. (Los Angeles Times)

Second-In-Command Paul Tanaka Found Guilty In L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Corruption Scandal For Obstructing Justice In Fed. Probe Of Brutality Against Inmates

On Wednesday Paul Tanaka, 57, once the second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. He is the highest-ranking Sheriff’s Department official to have stood trial after nine other department officials have already pleaded guilty or been convicted of corruption in …

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Photo from Twitter from the April 2 vigil for Loreal Tsingine

Unarmed Navajo Mother Killed By Arizona Police Officer Sparks Native American Outcry On Excessive Force And Racial Targeting

On Easter Sunday, March 27, a 27-year-old Navajo mother was killed by a police officer in Winslow, Arizona.  The woman, Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was suspected of shoplifting a case of beer and shot five times by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley, 26, in a Circle K. parking lot. Shipley …

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A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

South Carolina Imitates N.C.’s Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill In New Legislation, Despite Controversy And Pressure From Business Leaders

South Carolina has followed Mississippi, whose governor signed a similar bill on Tuesday, in an attempt to become the latest state to force transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. S. 1203, South Carolina's transgender bathroom bill, goes before a cmte, chaired by a …

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