NEW YORK (MCT) — Staten Island prosecutors said Tuesday they will present evidence to a special grand jury in the case of Eric Garner, the accused cigarette peddler put in a banned chokehold by a New York Police Department officer, to determine if criminal charges are warranted against the officers involved in the fatal struggle. […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MCT) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry struck a tight smile for his mug shot Tuesday and issued a spirited defense against charges of abusing his power, vowing “to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.” “The actions I took were lawful, they were legal and they were proper,” he told supporters […]
CHICAGO (MCT) — Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama’s political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent — said they favored the idea of using tax money to attract […]
(MCT) — Rocket fire hit Israel for a second day on Wednesday amid reports that an Israeli airstrike in Gaza a day earlier had killed the wife and child of fugitive Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif. Israel, meanwhile, called up 2,000 military reservists, according to Israeli media reports. Most part-time soldiers had been sent home […]
Many in the mainstream media seem absolutely mystified as to why there is so much anger in Ferguson, Missouri. But this anger did not erupt out of a vacuum. Economic conditions in Ferguson, and for African-Americans as a whole, have been deteriorating for years.
As Michelle Obama goads party donors with hopes that Democrats can retake a majority in the House of Representatives this fall, people who get paid to forecast election outcomes just aren’t seeing it.
More than half of Americans believe kids should get trophies only for competitive activities in which they’ve placed or won. But nearly half also think trophies should go to any kid who simply shows up, regardless of whether they excel or fail.
Long before the nation rested its collective conscience on the protests along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, there was a different mobilization going on. Hundreds of people were moving out of their urban neighborhoods to the north St. Louis County suburb seeking a safe and affordable place to live.
On Aug. 13, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald’s quickly enough while on a break from covering the protests. Since then, police actions against journalists in Ferguson have escalated in severity and frequency. Many have been tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets, and at least nine more have been arrested.
It should go without saying that these arrests are a gross violation of the reporters’ 1st Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are downright illegal. Freedom of the Press Foundation documented each journalist arrest and is filing public records requests for the arrest records of the journalists who have been assaulted, detained and arrested in Ferguson. All requests are publicly available on MuckRock.
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