"Carly Rae Jepsen is boycotting the Boy Scouts of America until the group lifts its controversial ban against gay scout members and leaders.
The pop singer tweeted today that she won't be playing the national Boy Scouts Jamboree this July."*
Carly Rae Jepsen and Train have bowed out from performing at the Boy Scouts national Jamboree until the organization lifts its ban on gay scout leaders. Will there be a change in time, or business as usual for the Boy Scouts of America? Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (Host, TYT University), and David Rubin (The Rubin Report) discuss.
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Despite the 138 gop primitive Kooks who voted against the Violence Against Woman legislation recently voted on, it passed into law. The gop religious cult hasn't always despised women, in fact, before the former political party was overrun by religious crackpots, zealots and Kooks, the gop was almost identical to the Democratic Party, and both hung around the middle of the scale on social and political issues. But now that the gop has turned into a religious cult identical to the Taliban and al Qaeda, insisting religion be injected into every issue, that women be denied equal pay, that Gays be denied equality, that immigrants, the foundation of America, be kept out, and that minorities like Black Americans be kept from exercising their legal right to vote. The gop is now a creepy terrorist cult that has been responsible for blocking legislation, even their own, in an attempt to damage Our country physically, all in order to try and make Our duly elected two-term President Barack Obama look bad. The gop ought to be tried for treason, or removed from power by law, they represent too big a danger. The gop cult is directly responsible for destroying Our credit rating by obstructing a simple debt ceiling raise, that they permitted 18 times under reagan, and 7 times under Unlected War Criminal and Bum bush.
Rehabilitation. Thats the main purpose of the prison system isn’t it? To take an offender out of society and to punish/educate them over time so that they change their ways prior to their eventual release.
A Federal Judge has ruled that the NYPD must stop their illegal practice of stopping people in the Bronx in-front of private buildings with no probably cause. For years officers have used this so-call tool to meet their monthly arrest quotas in the name of keeping people safe.
The judge has seen more than enough proof that shows the NYPD willfully violates the 4th amendment right of minorities and the poor in the Bronx in hopes of making arrest.
This is great progress, but this only applies to private buildings in the Bronx so by no means is this battle for liberty and freedom over.
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March 15 has been a day of international action against police brutality around the globe since 1997. The specific date is significant because in Switzerland, on March 15, two children, ages 11 and 12, were beaten by police. M15 originated from the Black Flag group in Switzerland and from the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal. People in countries across the world come out to the streets in March to express their rage against the police. In Montreal specifically, there has been fierce annual riots erupting from the depths of the dispossessed. This March 15, We encourage everyone to join the rest of the world in the streets the timing couldn't be more appropriate. On this date 2 years ago the Police killed a British Reggae Icon David Emanuel aka Smiley Culture proved in court to be an innocent man and weeks later Birmingham man Kingsley Burrell dialled 999 for help and ended up dead 30th March 2011. Not forgetting unarmed man 36, Anthony Grainger shot and killed in a pre planned operation in Manchester on 3rd March 2012.
Call Bill Montgomery and demand the charges are dropped: (602) 506-3411 Drop the Deportations! Stop the Raids!
On 2/8/2013 Arpaio raided Sportex Apparel in Tempe. 27 workers were arrested and have been separated from their families ever since. Some of the workers have worked there for 18 years and were owed 200+ hours in vacation time.
County Prosecutor Bill Montgomery has the habit of prosecuting workers to the full extent of the law, so that workers cannot get bail and will certainly be deported. Arizona law makes identity theft a class 4 felony. This is just one of the ways that Arizona's racist laws criminalize migrants.
Using someone else's ID to work and pay taxes should not be a crime. The crime is separating families.
In the aftermath of the Christopher Dorner manhunt, the LAPD exposed some of the ugly skeletons it has been trying to hide in its closet. While Los Angeles police claim to have left their historically, corrupt and brutish police tactics behind, the shooting of innocent civilians during the search for Dorner, has shown that the department has changed very little.
"A key part of the NYPD's controversial "stop and frisk" tactic has been ruled unconstitutional. Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered police to refrain from making some trespass stops outside private residential buildings — even though the landlord has given officers permission to do so as part of the NYPD's "Clean Halls" program."*
The NYPD's stop-and-frisk has always been controversial, skirting the lines between constitutional and unconstitutional. Well, a judge has drawn that line more definitively, saying a certain tactic that targets minorities should be stopped. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.