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WNBA withdraws penalties for players’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

On Friday, WNBA President Lisa Borders defended her decision to fine players for recent protests against violence, saying “we were making every effort to engage our players” during negotiations with the union. Less than 24 hours later, Borders backtracked. The WNBA rescinded its fines Saturday, quelling a public outcry that had mounted steadily since Borders issued […]

Black Over Blue: Cincinnati Cop Under Internal Investigation For Calling Out Fellow White Officers

Black Cincinnati Cop Airs Out Fellow White Officers For Violence Against Black Men The folks in Cincinnati know all too well about how police abuse their authority to do violence against black bodies. Last year, we mourned the death...

Technology Has Brought to Light Old News-- State Sanctioned Violence Against Black + Brown Bodies

'Writer and Poet Clint Smith on the moment black lives began to officially matter, and the long history of pre-smartphone police brutality and state-sanctioned racism that preceded it.' -- +Big Thin k

American Pie Singer Don McLean Pleads Guilty To Assaulting His Wife

Don McLean is owning up to his atrocious actions. On Thursday, the American Pie singer pleaded guilty to domestic violence against his now-estranged wife, Patrisha. The musician was arrested back in January, after he got violent during altercation at their home. Photos: Celeb Scandals We Never Saw Coming At the time, the singer's former flame described the scary [...]

Report: Cowboys don’t believe allegations against Ezekiel Elliott are true

The Cowboys aren’t making any official statement about allegations of domestic violence against rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. But that doesn’t mean they’re not skeptical of them. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys “don’t believe the allegations against Elliott are true.” Of course, they can’t say that out loud at…

NFL will investigate Ezekiel Elliott allegations

With an allegation of domestic violence being made against Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the rookie automatically has a separate potential problem: The NFL will investigate the situation, too. “[W]e begin a review when we become aware of a potential violation of the personal conduct policy,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy too PFT via email. The…

Report: Ezekiel Elliott denies domestic violence accusation

Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly denied a domestic abuse allegation made against him in Columbus, Ohio. TMZ Sports reports that a 2o-year-old woman filed a police report with the Columbus Police Department on Friday morning and accused Elliott of assaulting her while they were in a car together. She said she and…

Austin cops investigated for violence, racist remarks against black teacher

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last year, Austin police office Bryan Richter approached a woman in a parking lot and told her to get back into her car. He told the woman, a black 26-year-old school teacher that he'd seen her speeding a few minutes earlier. The woman hesitated and questioned him but got in the car. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony hopes L.A. meeting can be a first step against social injustice

Carmelo Anthony plans to meet with politicians, community leaders and other athletes Monday in Los Angeles to start a discussion about the recent violence involving police officers, the New York Knicks star said Thursday while training with the U.S. Olympic team in Las Vegas. "We want to get youth....

US Police Violence Against Blacks a Wake-Up Call for Washington - Lavrov

Police violence against African-Americans in the United States and their reaction to it [represent] a serious call that US leadership is yet to comprehend, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Remarks on Taxes, Debt and Crime

Donald Trump said he would cut taxes, tackle the national debt, and sharply reduce crime and violence against police in his speech to the Republican convention Thursday night. Here's a closer look at his plan and the figures he cited in making his case.

WNBA players refuse to talk basketball in protest of fines for black warmup shirts

On Thursday, the WNBA fined the organizations and players of the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury for wearing black warmup shirts to express their concern about recent incidents of violence by and against police officers. As it happened, the only WNBA game on the schedule Thursday was a Liberty-Fever matchup, and after the game, […]

Police chief warns against violent video games that reward rape and murder

NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione expresses concern about potential effects on children, saying in real life ‘game over is game over’ New South Wales’ top police officer has warned against the society-wide impact of violence in video games, saying that in real life “game over is game over”. Show More Summary

Pastor leads GOP convention in chant, 'All lives matter!'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Chants of "All Lives Matter!" filled the arena at the Republican National Convention Thursday — a not-so-subtle jab at the Black Lives Matter movement that calls attention to police violence against African-Americans. The...Show More Summary

Convenience store operators snub crime-prevention ordinances

Dallas and Houston have city ordinances in place to reduce the risk of violence perpetrated against convenience store clerks. NIOSH researchers found that few establishments comply with the law.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have clamped down on Buddhist-led violence against Muslims after many months of silence. The post Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Over 5,000 Cases of Violence Against Women Recorded in Afghanistan in 2015

The human rights situation in Afghanistan remained poor in 2015, with the Taliban insurgency continuing to be the major threat to the human rights of the local residents, according to the report on Human Rights and Democracy in Afghanistan.

WNBA Fines Teams And Players For Speaking Out Against Violence

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

In response to the deadly shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers, members of the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and Indiana Fever have been wearing black warmup shirts as a form of protest against the recent acts of violence. Today, the WNBA fined them for doing so. Read more...

‘Hate Cops?’ Billboard Sparks Outrage in Indiana

In the atmosphere of a nation-wide blossoming of hatred toward law enforcement over police brutality, alongside numerous messages of violence and other displays of disrespect against police officers, a strange billboard in Muncie, Indiana, sparked a resounding controversy.

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