Articles Tagged with civil rights

Graeme Phillip Harris Enters Guilty Plea For Noose On Ole Miss Statue

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Graeme Phillip Harris, a former Ole Miss student, pleaded guilty hanging a noose on the statue of James Meredith. The University of Mississippi student had a misdemeanor charge levied against him after putting the noose on the campus memorial to the civil rights leader. During a short court appearance on Thursday, Graeme Phillip Harris entered… Read more »

Tamir Rice Civil Rights Lawsuit Stalled, Funeral Delayed Five Months

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Tamir Rice was shot and killed by two police officers in Cleveland more than five months ago. The relatives of the 12-year-old boy are pushing forward with a lawsuit against the police officers who shot their son after encountering him at a park waving what appeared to be a real gun. The Cleveland police officers… Read more »

Want To Record A Police Beatdown? There’s An App For That

New app lets users record a police beatdown

Concerned about police activity in the neighborhood? Worried about the cops beating up friends and relatives, or just want to take a stand for social justice? There’s an app for that. The American Civil Liberties Union of California released a smart phone app last week that will allow users to video police activity and then… Read more »

Supreme Court Hears Gay Marriage Argument Tuesday After Epic SCOTUS Camp Out

SCOTUS hears oral argument in same sex marriage case Tuesday.

For the last four days, people have been camping out near One First Street, outside the Supreme Court, hoping for a chance to witness the historic arguments Tuesday from the highly debated, high-profile SCOTUS case, Obergefell v. Hodges, which will impact marriage equality across the nation. Along First Street, lawn chairs, sleeping backs, blankets, and… Read more »

Bakery Bigotry May Cost Sweet Cakes By Melissa Owners Dearly

Sweet Cakes owners may have to pay dearly

Bigotry against homosexuals won’t win you any popularity contests these days, and it certainly won’t keep your business operating in the long-term. Sweet Cakes By Melissa bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein have learned that lesson the hard way, and they aren’t done paying for their mistakes. The couple may have to file bankruptcy now,… Read more »

Angry Nudist Follows San Francisco Supervisor To Work

Angry nudist follows San Francisco Supervisor to work

An angry nudist followed a San Francisco city supervisor as he walked to work last week shouting and flipping him off. Nudist George Davis, who was clothed at the time, held both his arms above his head and shouted “civil liberty” while following Supervisor Scott Wiener to work last week on Walk to Work Day,… Read more »

Gay Wedding Lawsuit Prompts Iowa Business To Stop Offering Marriage Services

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Gortz Haus Gallery, a flower shop, restaurant, and wedding venue in Grimes, Iowa, will no longer be offering marriage services. The Christian owners of the facility made the decision to stop offering wedding services after finding themselves embroiled in a gay marriage legal battle. Betty and Dick Odgaard, the Christian owners of Gortz Haus Gallery,… Read more »

Obama Gave Al Sharpton Memento From Mandela Funeral

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A report by The Wall Street Journal reveals that when Al Sharpton was unable to attend the funeral of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama brought him a memento, a copy of the funeral program, signed in the president’s hand, “To Reverend Sharpton. A fellow warrior for justice!” According to The Wall Street Journal,… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Saved British Lives, Says David Cameron

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A piece of counter terrorism intelligence information supplied by Saudi Arabia has “saved potentially hundreds of lives” in the United Kingdom, at least according to British Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Cameron was speaking at an Ask The Leaders event hosted by Sky News and Facebook, and the issue of the United Kingdom’s relationship with… Read more »

Texas Executes Mentally Impaired Inmate With IQ Of 67

Robert Ladd has been executed.

The state of Texas has executed another man, but this is making headlines because of the inmate in question. Robert Ladd, 57, was convicted of brutally murdering a woman while he was on parole after already committing a triple murder. He left a lot of bodies in his wake over the course of his near… Read more »

Anonymous Releases Video, Claims It Shows Warrantless Wiretapping By Police

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A video released by hacker collective Anonymous purports to show evidence of warrantless wiretapping in Chicago during a #blacklivesmatter protest. According to the video, a vehicle moved through the streets during protests, listening in on conversations. The video (shared in its entirety below) opens with a scene of President Barack Obama addressing the nation. “Nobody… Read more »

New York Times Op-Ed Suggests That Pedophiles Deserve Civil Rights

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One of the few crimes in the United States considered so heinous that even convicts are shocked by it is pedophilia. Despite that, The Inquisitr has previously reported on how those who commit the abominable act either avoid justice or get the opportunity for compensation. This includes a convicted child molester suing the county for… Read more »

Transgender MTV Reality Star Loses Most Of Lawsuit Against Christian College

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A transgender student and MTV reality show star lost most the lawsuit filed against a Christian college. The student was expelled after revealing his true biological identity on MTV’s True Life: I’m Passing as Someone I’m Not series. Domaine Javier, 27, had filed a lawsuit against California Baptist University for an alleged violation of the… Read more »