Category: Public Safety

8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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Lively escapes “crimes against humanity” lawsuit
Nick Duffy reports in PinkNews: Massachusetts hate preacher Scott Lively is one of the world’s most notorious homophobes, and has been linked to anti-gay laws in a number of countries. [...]
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Ariana Grande: “One Love Manchester” benefit finale
Ariana Grande closed out her “One Love Manchester” benefit concert Sunday night by singing “Over the Rainbow.” The New York Times reports: The message onstage and in the crowd at [...]
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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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Trump’s fearmongering presages power grab
London Mayor Sadiq Khan assured the public in a BBC interview: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no [...]
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Chelsea Manning Returns as Herself
Bay Windows reports: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified [...]
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The worsening plight of LGBT refugees in Kenya
The situation is worsening for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, as reported by Erasing 76 Crimes on May 11: Kenya arrests LGBTI refugees, sends them into danger Response to this [...]
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The Root: Violence Is Never the Answer … for Black People
Our friend Ernest Hopkins writes: Great article at the Root.com that highlights the role of violence in the struggle for race based Civil Rights and tensions that exist between intellectuals [...]
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We can only be defeated by ourselves
Thoughts after the bombing in Manchester, England on May 22: Hitchcock’s 1936 movie “Sabotage” portrays a terrorist bombing, based on a Joseph Conrad novel set in London in 1886. There [...]
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