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‘YOU AND YOUR BROTHER ARE EVIL!': CNN producer blasts George and Robert Zimmerman as duo rack up $3.6K hotel tab during comped stay for interview

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After months in hiding, rarely leaving home, George Zimmerman and his brother, Robert, took advantage of three comped nights at a Ritz-Carlton in Miami. Lounging across two hotel rooms, the siblings racked up $3,600 in expenses by buying dinner for 10 at the hotel restaurant, getting pampered several times at the spa and buying Mercedes-Benz cologne at the gift shop ... Read More »

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Plans Expansion Of Living Wage For Thousands At Bottom Of The Pay Scale

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Sept 29 (Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city’s living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. De Blasio will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the change, which his administration estimated ... Read More »

Cop Allegedly Shot Unarmed Man Parked In His Own Driveway

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed. The 68-year-old black great-grandfather was shot to death after a slow-speed chase as he parked in his own driveway, by a 25-year-old white police officer ... Read More »

Who Were the 1st Black Federal Court Judges?

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Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 93: How did black justices break the color barrier at the federal court level? The U.S. Supreme Court opens its fall term today with a conference soon to give way to another round of cases steeped in intense national debate. For the past 22 years and 11 months, Clarence Thomas has been the court’s sole ... Read More »

GoFundMe Threatens to Sue Civil Rights Organization ColorOfChange.org

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Fifty-one days ago, trigger-happy Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in the middle of the street. Since Brown’s killing, protests have taken place throughout Ferguson and surrounding areas. But over the last 51 days, Wilson has also received tons of financial support, and more than $400,000 was raised through a now-defunct GoFundMe page and several ... Read More »

Attorney General: Who’s Got Next?

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Let the appointment games begin. It may not be the kitchen-table topic of choice, but President Barack Obama’s replacement choice for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder will be one of the more significant decisions of his presidency. The list is long, but the politics are just getting started for what could be a noisy confirmation battle to determine who will ... Read More »

Security contractor with gun and violent criminal history got into elevator with President Obama: source

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A private security contractor with a gun and a violent criminal past rode in an elevator with President Obama during a visit to Atlanta in September, a congressional source confirmed Tuesday. The presence of the armed man in a confined space with Obama violates restrictions blocking anyone but sworn law enforcement agents from carrying guns in a location the President ... Read More »

NFL agrees to a ‘neutral arbitrator’ to rule on ex-Ravens RB Ray Rice’s appeal

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In an historic development for the NFL and its grievance process, an independent arbitrator will rule on former Raven Ray Rice’s appeal of the indefinite suspension commissioner Roger Goodell handed down in early September. An email written by NFL union executive director DeMaurice Smith, obtained by ESPN, says Smith told the union’s executive board that “for the first time ever, ... Read More »

California Will Now Protect Women From Horrific Form Of Prison Abuse

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California adopted legislation late last week protecting prison inmates from forced sterilization following disturbing reports that female prisoners had been sterilized without their consent. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday, makes it illegal to sterilize inmates for birth control purposes in state correctional facilities. The procedure continues to be allowed in life-threatening medical emergencies, ... Read More »