‘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 »

How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws

Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book “Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law Source:  Moyers & Company/Bill Moyers To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Read more »

How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Source:  Talk Poverty/Maria Foscarinis Hurricanes Irma and Harvey delivered a devastating one-two punch to Texas and Florida, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving thousands displaced. Now, as emergency responders try to help hurricane victims cope with the aftermath of the storm, previously homeless residents are taking a particularly hard hit. In Florida, as officials rushed to open emergency Read more »

DON’T LET DUMP TRUMP OPPOSITION WATER DOWN KAEPERNICK’S ANTI-IMPERIALIST MESSAGE

Source:  American Herald Tribune/Daniel Haiphong President Trump has spent much of the last week responding to the plethora of sports players that have taken a knee to the national anthem. The increase in anthem protests comes after Donald Trump referred to Colin Kaepernick as a “son of a b****” at a political rally in Alabama on September 22nd. 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 »

Horrifying Video Shows Cops March Over Old Woman in Downtown St. Louis

Source:  RFT/Sarah Fenske A horrifying moment captured by Fox-2 (KTVI) in downtown St. Louis yesterday shows an older woman being knocked down — and then trampled by officers who marched right over her. The video was captured on a Livestream of yesterday’s protests by Fox-2, then later highlighted by the group Resist STL. The protests — which Read more »

‘We send a report every morning to ICE’: Motel 6 reportedly outing guests to immigration officials

“Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.” Source:  Think Progress/Zack Ford Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on a daily basis. According to a report by the Phoenix New Times, this has resulted in at least 20 arrests at the two locations 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 »

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 »

The Utah Nurse is Not Alone — Police Have a History of Abusing Professionals Rendering Aid

The Body Cam footage of a nurse being violently arrested for doing her job and refusing to break the law may be shocking, but it’s not uncommon. Source:  The Free Thought Project/Rachel Blevins The Body Cam footage of a nurse being violently arrested by a police officer in Salt Lake City while other officers on Read more »