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Racial Profiling Suit Against New Mexico Sheriff By Black ICE Agent

[ad_1] A Black female immigration agent sued New Mexico’s Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday for racial profiling after deputies pulled her over three times in less than a month without probable cause, according to U.S. News & World Report. “Our client is an accomplished federal agent who was targeted for driving while Black. BCSO unlawfully and repeatedly stopped her because she fit a racial profile. Targeting people because of the color of their skin is unconstitutional and bad policing,” said the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Sherese Crawford. #RT New Mexico police...

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Parents Of Florida Murder Suspect Refuse To Answer Questions

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The parents of the 24-year-old man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood will go before a judge Thursday after refusing to answer questions about their son. The Tampa Bay Times reports investigators wanted to question Howell Donaldson Jr. and Rosita Donaldson on Tuesday about Howell Emanuel Donaldson III’s background, developmental history, gun possession and state of mind. But they refused, revealing only the names, addresses and birth dates of family members. “This is a rarity,” said State Attorney Andrew Warren. “Because most people understand that they have a duty to answer...

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Largest Wildfire Eyes Communities Northwest Of Los Angeles

[ad_1] VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles on Thursday, disrupting travel on a major highway and triggering more evacuations. A more favorable wind forecast still called for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely to approach historic levels forecasters had feared, according to the National Weather Service. “This is good news for the fire crews as the winds will not be driven quite as vigorously,” a weather service statement said. Calmer overnight conditions helped crews protect the Ventura County resort town of Ojai (OH-hi), where...

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Will the Trump administration let Rupert Murdoch sell Fox to Disney?

[ad_1] A month after it sued to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, President Trump's Justice Department may have to start scrutinizing another big media deal: Disney is widely expected to acquire the majority of 21st Century Fox. In some respects, a potential Disney-Fox deal would pose more antitrust problems than a combination of AT&T and Time Warner, CNN's parent company. A Disney-Fox merger would pair last year's largest movie studio by box office sales (Disney) with the third-largest (Fox), as tracked by...

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Update: Mesquite Police Officer Indicted Shooting Lyndo Jones

[ad_1] A Dallas County Texas grand jury indicted a Mesquite police officer with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting an unarmed Black man he assumed was breaking into a truck but was actually trying to turn off the alarm of his own vehicle, NBC News Dallas reported. Justin Moore, one of the attorneys for the victim Lyndo Jones, said his client wasn’t “too thrilled” with the indictment because District Attorney Faith Johnson should not have “punted to the grand jury.” “Her giving the grand jury the duty to issue the indictment shows that she does not have any fidelity...

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MSNBC decides to bring back Sam Seder after controversy

[ad_1] In a dramatic reversal, MSNBC has decided to bring back Sam Seder as a contributor, days after the two sides parted ways over an old tweet of Seder's that had drawn right-wing criticism. Seder, a progressive commentator who also hosts his own daily radio show, said that he will accept the network's offer. "I appreciate MSNBC's thoughtful reconsideration and willingness to understand the cynical motives of those who intentionally misrepresented my tweet for their own toxic, political purposes," Seder said in a statement. "We are experiencing an important and long overdue...

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GOP Leaves Little Doubt They’ll Prevent Government Shutdown

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans left no doubt that the House will approve legislation Thursday preventing a weekend partial government shutdown, erasing any suspense over an impending budget clash that would put a calamitous exclamation point at the end of the capital’s tumultuous year. “I feel good where we are,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters hours before his chamber planned to vote on legislation keeping federal agencies afloat through Dec. 22. Their money runs out at midnight Friday without approval of fresh funding, and Senate approval was also expected. The leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members...

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John Conyers Son Was Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

[ad_1] John Conyers III the son of former Rep. John Conyers set to replace his father was arrested earlier this year in Los Angeles on, “suspicion of domestic violence” according to NBC news. A “lack of independent witnesses” is what the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office came to in the case saying that, “it could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt that the victim’s injury was not accidentally sustained” when Conyers was trying to disarm his then-girlfriend. According to prosecutors, the victim didn’t show any signs of injuries other than a “small stab wound to a lower biceps and no other...

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Trumps Slurred Speech Is Trending Thanks To Trevor Noah

[ad_1] On “The Daily Show” Wednesday night, host Trevor Noah was the first of all late-night comics to sink his teeth into Donald Trump’s Jerusalem announcement – not about the controversial content, but about the president’s slurred delivery. As disturbing as the announcement had been, “it was even more disturbing to watch the conflict between Donald Trump’s teeth and his tongue,” Noah began. “What the hell is going on there?” Noah wondered after playing the clip of Trump slurring “United States” and other words. “It’s like someone hit him with a blow dart just before he went out to make the speech....

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