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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 16, 2019 at 00:18. 9 comments

A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret

A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret

A Kansas police chief said that he was so concerned that his department was “contaminating” police shooting probes that he took several steps to address the issue, including continuing to employ allegedly corrupt officers, keeping broken policies in place and—most importantly—keeping all of this a secret.

According to the Associated Press, newly filed documents in a civil suit against police...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 15, 2019 at 12:32.

The NFL Needs to Get Behind Its Blockers and Run Colin Kaepernick His Check 

The NFL Needs to Get Behind Its Blockers and Run Colin Kaepernick His Check 

The NFL needs to stop playing. They need to stop acting like there wasn’t a major effort to keep former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of the league.

There was and there still is.

The NFL didn’t just collude to keep Kaepernick off the field, they are the collusionist colluders in all of Collusionville. And Kaepernick knows this, which is why he filed a suit against the league...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 02:20.

New Lawsuit Alleges Macy’s Discriminates Against Black, Latino Employees in Its Hiring Practices

New Lawsuit Alleges Macy’s Discriminates Against Black, Latino Employees in Its Hiring Practices

If the allegations leveled against Macy’s in a recent lawsuit are true, the department store chain could be in serious trouble.

NBC News reports that the Fortune Society Inc., a nonprofit that aids people with criminal records in securing employment and reintegrating into society, filed a lawsuit alleging Macy’s discriminates against black and brown employees. Specifically, Macy’s is being...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 14, 2019.

White Supremacist Troll Forced to Publicly Apologize to Black Student He Harassed

White Supremacist Troll Forced to Publicly Apologize to Black Student He Harassed

A racist internet troll has settled a lawsuit filed by American University’s first black student body president after he helped a white supremacist website launch a vicious campaign of harassment and racial threats.

The Associated Press reports that Evan James McCarty has agreed to submit to “anti-hate training,” as well as offering an apology in writing and on video to Taylor Dumpson, who was...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 13, 2019.

Black Mom Singlehandedly Breaks Up Confederate Group in South Carolina

Black Mom Singlehandedly Breaks Up Confederate Group in South Carolina

Hate groups emboldened by the presence of the first candy peanut to tie its own shoes in the White House should be warned: Black Americans tend to have black moms.

And black moms tend to get what they want.

Circuit court judge Judge Alex Kinlaw Jr. found in favor of a black mother in South Carolina who brought suit against The Secessionist Party after the hate group posted pictures of her...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 13, 2019. 11 comments

Trump Team Says Video Clears Him of Nonconsensual Kiss Claim; Other Side Says Not So Fast

Trump Team Says Video Clears Him of Nonconsensual Kiss Claim; Other Side Says Not So Fast

A video of an encounter between Donald Trump and a then-campaign aide clears him of her claims that he kissed her without consent, lawyers for Trump say, while the woman’s attorney says otherwise.

Trump lawyer Charles Harder released a 15-second video to the media this week, saying it clearly shows Alva Johnson, then a Trump campaign worker, engaged in an “innocent interaction” with Trump at a...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 12, 2019.

GOP  Rep. Devin 'Pick Me' Nunes Is Still Searching for Love, Sues Twitter Looking for Attention

GOP  Rep. Devin 'Pick Me' Nunes Is Still Searching for Love, Sues Twitter Looking for Attention

The Republican equivalent of a thirst trap has filed a lawsuit. A lawsuit for a member of the Grand Ole Party is like a male IG model posting a shirtless sweatpants photo next to an eggplant or a flat tummy tea fashion nova temptress yoga posing in boy shorts.

So when your Republican and Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano calls you out for thirst trapping, it’s time to be...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 12, 2019.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against City of Denver for Outrageous Bail Bond Fees

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against City of Denver for Outrageous Bail Bond Fees

In a righteous blow to the prison industrial complex’s enduring grab for funds from already cash-strapped communities, the American Civil Liberties Union has brought a lawsuit against the city of Denver for what it terms illegal jail bond fees.

The lawsuit reportedly began when a Denver man committed a petty crime by breaking a city ordinance. His $10 bond to be released was dwarfed by a $50...

Natalie Degraffinried Natalie Degraffinried Jul 12, 2019.

Black Grad Student Accused of Stealing His Own Car and Beaten by Police Gets $1.25 Million Settlement

Black Grad Student Accused of Stealing His Own Car and Beaten by Police Gets $1.25 Million Settlement

The police tackled him for “stealing” a car that was his—now they may have to run him his money for the trouble to the tune of over a million dollars.

In 2015, police pulled over then-doctoral candidate Lawrence Crosby after an incorrigibly nosy and probably racist woman saw him fixing what turned out to be his own car. She called 911 and told them a black man was stealing a car, even...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 12, 2019.

‘Sis Said No’: Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj for Using Unauthorized Sample

‘Sis Said No’: Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj for Using Unauthorized Sample

I guess it’s safe to say Tracy Chapman isn’t a Nicki Minaj fan. According to TMZ, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter is suing the “Barbie Dreamz” rapper, alleging that Minaj illegally used the song “Baby, Can I Hold You (Tonight)” for her unreleased single, “Sorry,” featuring Nas.

The ongoing saga started in June of this year, when multiple requests were made by Minaj and her...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 11, 2019. 18 comments

A White Woman Charges She Got Kicked Out of Her Rental for Having a Play Date With Black Folks

A White Woman Charges She Got Kicked Out of Her Rental for Having a Play Date With Black Folks

A white woman from Georgia is suing her former landlords, saying they evicted her because she dared to have black guests over at the home she rented from them.

Victoria Sutton claims in a suit filed Wednesday that Patricia McCoy and her husband, Allen McCoy, hurled racial slurs and threatened her with violence after she had the audacity to have a black co-worker and his child over to her house...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 11, 2019.

Covington Catholic MAGA Hat Teen Who Helped Terrorize Native American Activist Is Suing the Washington Post

Covington Catholic MAGA Hat Teen Who Helped Terrorize Native American Activist Is Suing the Washington Post

Nothing says white privilege like being a self-satisfied asshole wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and impeding the path of a Native American activist; and then, when called out on said assholishness, suing the billionaire owner of the Washington Post (when every damn paper in America wrote about that story) for $250 million.

But, as the imaginary assailants told Jussie Smollett, “MAGA...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 06, 2019. 12 comments

Man Gets Taken Off Life Support by Wrong Family After Chicago Cops Misidentify Him, Lawsuit Charges

Man Gets Taken Off Life Support by Wrong Family After Chicago Cops Misidentify Him, Lawsuit Charges

One Chicago family was needlessly put through the ordeal of having to make a life-or-death decision about a loved one, while a second family was robbed of the chance to bid farewell to theirs after a Chicago police mixup, a lawsuit filed by both families claims.

Elisha Brittman, 69, was found under a car on a Chicago street back in April. He was naked, appeared to have been badly beaten, and...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 05, 2019.

La. ACLU Sues Baton Rouge City and Police Over Protests

La. ACLU Sues Baton Rouge City and Police Over Protests

The city of Baton Rouge, La., the Baton Rouge Police Department and other law-enforcement officials are facing a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and other civil rights groups, accusing authorities of violating protesters' rights to free speech and assembly during large protests over the past week, the Times-Picayune reports.

"This exercise of constitutional...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 03, 2019. 10 comments

House Dems File Lawsuit to See How Much Trump Cheated on His Taxes

House Dems File Lawsuit to See How Much Trump Cheated on His Taxes

The Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee is out here like Training Day-Denzel Washington and they putting cases on everybody.

According to CNN, House Dems are suing the “Treasury Department, the IRS and their respective leaders, Steve Mnuchin and Charles Rettig,” to see the president’s tax returns and just how many dollars were converted to rubles.

From CNN:

House Ways and Means Chairman...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jun 30, 2019. 6 comments

North Carolina Man Sues Hardees for Civil Rights Violations for Shorting Him on Hash Rounds

North Carolina Man Sues Hardees for Civil Rights Violations for Shorting Him on Hash Rounds

If you look at the menu for Hardees’ breakfast platter—as you might be wont to do if you were craving a quick, affordable morning meal—you’ll notice that along with two slices of bacon, two scrambled eggs, and two biscuits sopped in sausage gravy, you’ll also get roughly a half dozen hash rounds.

Beloved reader, that is not what 58-year-old Tommy Martin says he got.

The Mount Holly, N.C.,...

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jun 29, 2019.

Dad of Alfred Olango Files Lawsuit Against El Cajon, Calif., Cops in Son’s Death

Dad of Alfred Olango Files Lawsuit Against El Cajon, Calif., Cops in Son’s Death

The father of Alfred Olango, Richard Olango Abuka, filed a civil rights lawsuit in San Diego federal court earlier this week, accusing El Cajon, Calif., police of using excessive, deadly force against his son, who was shot and killed during an encounter last year, the San Diego Union Tribune reports. 

According to the report, the lawsuit also names Richard Gonsalves, the officer who fired the...

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jun 29, 2019.

Family of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star’s Cancer Death

Family of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star’s Cancer Death

The family of baseball star Tony Gwynn is blaming the tobacco industry for the death of the Hall of Famer, who succumbed to salivary gland cancer in 2014, and filed a lawsuit Monday in San Diego Superior Court, the Washington Post reports.

 The wrongful death suit names several defendants, including Altria Group Corp., the parent company of Philip Morris, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. LLC....

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jun 25, 2019.

ACLU Sues DC Police, Claims Officers Wrongfully Arrested Protesters During Trump’s Inauguration

ACLU Sues DC Police, Claims Officers Wrongfully Arrested Protesters During Trump’s Inauguration

The American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, claiming that officers wrongfully arrested innocent protesters during President Donald Trump’s inauguration back in January.

According to The Hill, among the plaintiffs are a photojournalist, a legal observer and two protesters, who the lawsuit...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jun 12, 2019. 13 comments

Yes, the South Side Can Have Nice Things: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Would Have Thrown Wrench in Obama Presidential Center Plans [Corrected]

Yes, the South Side Can Have Nice Things: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Would Have Thrown Wrench in Obama Presidential Center Plans [Corrected]

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a group of environmentalists’ efforts to stop the Obama Presidential Center from being built inside a public park on Chicago’s South Side.

In dismissing the lawsuit brought against the city of Chicago by Protect Our Parks, U.S. District Judge Robert Blakely said the Obama Foundation had done what it needed to do in getting permission to build inside Jackson...

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