‘Low As It Gets,’ Says NBA Coach in Searing Takedown of ‘Soulless Coward’ Trump

“To lie about how previous presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers” is “beyond the pale,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson Shortly following President Donald Trump’s false claim Monday that his predecessors did not reach out to the families of soldiers killed overseas, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Read more »

Florida governor declares state of emergency before white nationalist speaks at UF

Source:  Miami Herald/Steve Bousquet Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer. “I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Scott said in a seven-page executive Read more »

California lawmakers approve ‘sanctuary state’ bill

Source:  Fox News Lawmakers in California on Saturday passed “sanctuary state” legislation even as President Trump and his administration have vowed to crack down on jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents. The bill approved early Saturday limits police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and is intended to bolster protections for illegal immigrants Read more »

Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to top U.S. court

Source:  Reuters/Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It is a political practice nearly as old as the United States – manipulating the boundaries of legislative districts to help one party tighten its grip on power in a move called partisan gerrymandering – and one the Supreme Court has never curbed. That could soon change, with the Read more »

35 False Matches And 1 Erroneous Arrest As Police Secretly Test Facial Recognition Technology

Source:  Activist Post/Nicholas West All things biometric are sweeping across the world at warp speed now, from security on planes and trains to check-ins at conferences and events, banking systems, etc. But the use of facial recognition tech in policing is being touted as the next big thing to keep the public safe. In fact, facial recognition Read more »

The military, minorities and social engineering: A long history

Source:  The Conversation/Richard S. Slotkin On August 25 President Trump signed a directive reinstating a previous ban on transgender persons serving in the U.S. military, thereby continuing the perennial debate about the relationship between military service and social policy. In an interview with the BBC after the president tweeted his intention to reverse Obama policy, then Read more »

Tension Builds as St. Louis Awaits Another Police Killing Verdict

Source:  Talk Poverty/Linda Tirado On Labor Day, there was a candlelight vigil on the corner where Anthony Lamar Smith was killed. He was shot by Jason Stockley in 2011, who remained a St. Louis police officer until 2013. That’s the year the city paid out a wrongful death settlement to Smith’s family. Now, Stockley’s murder Read more »

“I Thought That Was A Freaking Gun”: Body Cam Released of Cop Shooting Reporter Holding Camera

Body camera footage was just released showing a cop fear for his life over a camera and open fire without warning on an innocent reporter. Source:  The Free Thought Project/Matt Agorist As TFTP reported this week, Grimm was out doing his job for New Carlisle News Monday night when he came across a traffic stop on the Read more »

Trump’s DACA plan would pass hot potato to Congress

Source:  AP/Jill Colvin WASHINGTON (AP) — A plan President Donald Trump is expected to announce Tuesday for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children was embraced by some top Republicans on Monday and denounced by others as the beginning of a “civil war” within the party. The response was an immediate illustration of Read more »

Philly Police Union President Calls Black Lives Matter Activists ‘A Pack Of Rabid Animals’

But he has defended an officer who appeared to be sporting a Nazi tattoo. Source:  Huffingtonpost.com/Sebastian Murdock The president of a Pennsylvania police union responded to Black Lives Matter activists demanding accountability for the police killing of a black man by calling the group a “pack of rabid animals.”   Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police President Read more »