Scott Walker (Fox News)
Travis Gettys | Raw Story | July 6, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew criticism last week for his strident response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage – which he called a “grave mistake.”
The Republican’s wife and two adult sons didn’t even agree with his stance, reported the Washington Post.
Tonette Walker said she heard immediately from the couple’s two sons, Matt and Alex, who are taking time off from college to take part in their father’s presidential campaign, which he will officially announce July 13.
People pray near the burnt ruins of the Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. (photo: Getty Images)
Kristen West Savali | The Root | Reader Supported News | July 6, 2015
Dylann Roof put bullet-holes through the faith of Mother Emanuel AME Church and whoever is burning black churches is attempting to burn that faith to the ground. Why is this not a national concern?
here is something both sinister and cowardly about trying to destroy Black Jesus.
Black churches in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee have burned in the weeks following the terrorist attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. that killed 9 people. In response, agents of the state and mainstream media have attempted to gaslight black America into believing that the smoke choking our collective souls is imagined.
Lightning, that was it. Maybe some delinquent kid or faulty electrical wiring. According to the Department of Justice, “Preliminary investigations indicate that two of the fires were started by natural causes and one was the result of an electrical fire…If in fact there is evidence to support hate crime charges in any one of these cases, the FBI, in coordination with the ATF and local authorities, will work closely with the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to bring those forward.”
Is it possible that these fires can be easily explained away by bad lightning or bad luck? Maybe. Is it likely? Absolutely not.
Former New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly. (photo: brown.edu)
Stephen Rex Brown | New York Daily News | Reader Supported News | July 6, 2015
he NYPD and city lawyers are engaging in a “stunning pattern” of evidence destruction in a high-stakes class-action case alleging cops have issued 850,000 bogus summonses due to a quota system, new documents charge.
Attorneys for the city have failed to turn over even one email from the files of former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly or former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito regarding summons activity over the last eight years, attorney Elinor Sutton writes in new filings in Manhattan Federal Court seeking sanctions against the city.
“It is simply not tenable that Commissioner Kelly and Chief Esposito did not — in the entire period of 2007 through the present — write or receive emails using terms” related to the word “summons,” Sutton writes.
By Mike Lillis | The Hill | July 3, 2015
Dozens of House liberals have endorsed Hillary Clinton’s White House bid even as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is gaining steam.
Sanders, a liberal icon, has emerged as a surprisingly strong candidate since launching his campaign two months ago, raising $15 million and making huge gains on Clinton recently among Democratic voters in Iowa, which will host the country’s first presidential caucus.
Yet at least 26 Democrats representing the 69-member Congressional Progressive Caucus –– a bastion of liberal thinking that Sanders helped to launch –– have already endorsed Clinton, according to a tally being kept by The Hill.
The list includes liberal stalwarts like Reps. Rosa DeLaura (D-Conn.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) –– both forceful voices in the recent trade debate that Clinton was reluctant to enter –– and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), three vociferous critics of an Iraq War that Clinton, as a New York senator, supported.