A hate crime against haters?

Police say that a group of “masked radicals” descended on a suburban Chicago restaurant and attacked a meeting of white supremacists, resulting in several injureies and at least five arrests. Apparently the attack was extracurricular to protests during the NATO summit being held in Chicago. Read more.

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White supremacist gets 40 years in Arizona bombing

From the Arizona Republic (azcentral.com): A federal court judge on Tuesday imposed a 40-year sentence on a White  supremacist who was behind a 2004 bombing that seriously injured Scottsdale’s  diversity director. A jury found Dennis Mahon, 61, guilty in February of conspiracy to damage  buildings and property by means of explosives, malicious damage of a building by  means of explosives, and distribution of information related to explosives. Read more.

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RACE WAR! Conservative media revel in black-on-white crime stories

The conservative media have locked onto the issue of black-on-white crime, and it’s pushing it this election season. Is it racist? Is it accurate? Who cares? They’re running with it anyway! McKay Coppins over at Buzzfeed has written an excellent (and must-read) piece on the issue that looks at this phenomenon and the politics behind it. He writes, “The conservative media’s in-your-face reporting of black-on-white crime is a sort of demonstration project — a rebellious response to decades of fielding charges of racism from the cultural elites who run the mainstream press.” Sadly, I doubt that those people who so gleefully press this issue understand or care about the nation’s sordid history of overreporting (and fabricating) black-on-white crime to justify foment a real war of racial suppression that…

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Happy 80th Birthday, Andrew Young

There was a big celebration in Atlanta this weekend in honor of civil rights icon and former Congressman/U.N. Ambassador/Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. A great man. A great life. Happy Birthday. Mr. Young. Biography.

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New evidence in Trayvon Martin case a mixed bag

The Huffington Post has an interesting roundup piece on evidence recently released in the Trayvon Martin case.  Some of it bolsters George Zimmerman’s claim that he was severely beaten the night he shot and killed the unarmed teenager. And while there were traces of THC (marijuana) in Martin’s system, Zimmerman was taking prescription medications: Adderall (a stimulant to control ADHD) and an insomnia medication. Read more. An autopsy report on Martin was also released. Click here for coverage.

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Looks like Jeremiah Wright will be behind every tree this fall. Or maybe not.

Update: Billionaire thinks maybe it’s not such a good idea. He’s connected to the Chicago Cubs, which are looking to the President’s old chief of staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for some major money to rebuild Wrigley Field. Awk-ward. And as Nelson Muntz would say, “Ha, ha.” Jim Galloway has more. Some billionaire who doesn’t like Barack HUSSEIN Obama plans to spend millions on a negative campaign that focuses on Obama’s relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his fiery ex-preacher.  I’ve got an idea: Why don’t we vote based on what Obama has done for the past three years, not on something somebody said ten years ago? The New York Times has the story. Both Mitt Romney’s and Obama’s camps have responded. Let’s…

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