Forged Drug Lab Results Could Lead To Release Of Thousands Inmates (VIDEO)

 ADDICTING INFO Tens of thousands of Massachusetts inmates may have the chance to get their drug convictions overturned, thanks to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling, earlier this month. The cases all involved defendants who plead guilty on the advise of council, after state crime lab tests reportedly showed the presence of drugs. In 2013,… More Forged Drug Lab Results Could Lead To Release Of Thousands Inmates (VIDEO)

New video shows cops handcuffing Tamir Rice’s sister after gunning down her brother

The Raw Story Police wrestled a 14-year-old girl to the ground and handcuffed her as she rushed to aid her younger brother after police shot him in a Cleveland park, according to newly released video from the incident. Officers shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22 as he sat outside Cudell Recreation Center,… More New video shows cops handcuffing Tamir Rice’s sister after gunning down her brother

Must-see morning clip: John Oliver’s amazing takedown of the Miss America pageant

Salon How is Miss America “still a thing?” wonders John Oliver In just 15 minutes, John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” has taken down the sexist tradition of beauty pageants, challenged the credibility of the entire Miss America organization, and brilliantly parodied the ridiculous production that is the pageant. The segment also illustrated how, increasingly, Oliver’s… More Must-see morning clip: John Oliver’s amazing takedown of the Miss America pageant

“I’m not your brother!”: Video reveals police’s stunning double-standard for black Americans

Updated to include victim’s “mugshot”. Salon In a shocking video posted to YouTube, police tase and arrest a black man picking his kids up from preschool The latest in police misconduct was captured in a cellphone video that surfaced earlier this week. The video depicts a black man, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Lollie, sitting in… More “I’m not your brother!”: Video reveals police’s stunning double-standard for black Americans

Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage

Say what you will about Russell Brand but that fact is, every now and then he makes salient points on his video program.  This is just one example… Salon On the latest episode of his Web series, the British comedian takes Fox to task for its one-sidedness Russell Brand eviscerated Fox News’ coverage of the protests… More Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage

NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

A friend emailed me today and asked me why hadn’t I reported some of the malicious treatment by police officers against alleged “perpetrators” in recent weeks.  I think I wrote back saying that I have in fact reported on police violence in the past but wanted to stick to the tagline of this blog: Sorting out… More NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages That Have Already Been Performed: Governor’s Office

This is wrong on so many levels, but legally it’s a tough call… The Huffington Post The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) said same-sex couples who were married after the state’s ban on gay marriage was struck down, but before theSupreme Court halted gay marriages in the state, will not be recognized as legally married.… More Utah Will Not Recognize Same-Sex Marriages That Have Already Been Performed: Governor’s Office

John Roberts Refuses To Grant Obamacare Emergency Stay

The Huffington Post The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors’ request to block implementation of the nation’s new health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA. They asked the… More John Roberts Refuses To Grant Obamacare Emergency Stay

Shame On DC: Americans Speak Out Against Washington’s Inaction On Gun Control

The Gun Caucus The Huffington Post One year has passed since 20 children and six teachers were shot and killed in Newtown, Conn., and yet, Washington, D.C. has still failed to enact major legislation on gun control. Using #ShameOnDC, Americans throughout the country wrote in to HuffPost Live to express their frustration, advocate for change, and make their… More Shame On DC: Americans Speak Out Against Washington’s Inaction On Gun Control