As a country we have been mesmerized, sickened and disgusted by the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. All eyes have been on this hate crime and emotions on both sides of the issue have run high.
But there are other stories out there, not so well publicized by the mainstream media. The most recent to come to light is the shocking mutilation of a 68-year-old blind man. His crime, it seems, is being a Native American living in South Dakota.
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CNN is reporting that a 4 yr-old child who was the victim of a 2009 U.S. drone attack in Pakistan when she was a baby, will have surgery performed by a Texas doctor.
CNN's Moni Basu reports,
She has eyelashes but no eyebrows. She has all her fingers but is missing four nails. Her skin is so taut now that she can no longer frown. But she can still smile. Her face tells a story of suffering. Her name, Shakira, tells a story of a new journey. Shakira…Continue
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A Baltimore grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Phylicia Barnes, a teenager whose body was found near the Conowingo Dam months after her 2010 disappearance. The single count of first-degree murder was announced Thursday against Michael Johnson of Baltimore at an afternoon press conference.
Baltimore City State's Attorney Greg Bernstein tells WBAL's Anne Kramer that no other arrests are expected in the…Continue
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(Jacksonville, Florida) – 4/26/2012 – Sitting in the Duval County Pretrial Detention Center is a mother of three whose name is Marissa Alexander. Marissa Alexander's Children Need Her – Not A Prison For 20 Years.
Marissa currently awaits sentencing because she wanted to save her own life without injuring, murdering or harming anyone. Marissa fired one warning shot in the ceiling to…Continue
For Immediate Release
Date: April 24, 2012
Contact: Monica Pratt Raffanel, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) President Julie Stewart today called on Florida lawmakers to repeal the state’s “10-20-Life” automatic prison sentence for assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. The call comes as Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, prepares to be sentenced for a 2010 incident in which she fired a gun…Continue
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After a special session, the Sanford City Commission voted to reject the resignation of Sanford Police Chief Lee.
According to 11Alive.com,
The Sanford City Commission rejected Police Chief Bill Lee's resignation Monday. Lee was expected to resign 57 days after his department declined to arrest…Continue
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By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Americans, the British, and Western Europeans are accustomed to thinking of themselves as the representatives of freedom, democracy, and morality in the world. The West passes judgment on the rest of the world as if the West is God and the rest of the world are barbarians in need of chastisement, invasion, and occupation.
As readers know, from time to time I raise questions about the validity…Continue
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In one of the largest financial settlements made to American Indian tribes, the federal government said this week that it had ended dozens of lawsuits by agreeing to pay tribes more than $1 billion for the mismanagement of funds and natural resources that the government holds in trust.
The Justice Department announced on…Continue
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In a major breakthrough in the fight against AIDS, scientists claim to have for the first time shown that human stem cells can be genetically engineered to seek out and kill HIV-infected cells in a living…Continue
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Jerome Almon's Effort to End Racial Profiling Targets Germany, Canada, State Department, and DOJ
MIAMI, Fla./EWORLDWIRE/April 13, 2012 --- Due the United States, Canada and Germany officially legalizing racial profiling, a movement and innovative MURDERCAP Records founder Jerome Almon has announced a website will be launched in May to end the practice.
According to Almon. :The movement will target key sectors of each for a 'blackout'." He affirms the…Continue
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By Jack A. Smith
Government surveillance and attacks on the privacy of American citizens were bad enough under the Bush regime but they are getting even worse during the Obama years.
In addition to retaining President George W. Bush's many excesses, such as the Patriot Act, new information about the erosion of civil liberties emerges repeatedly during the era of President Barack Obama from the federal government, the courts and various police…
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CNN is reporting that George Michael Zimmerman made his first appearance before a judge in a Florida courtroom today.
CNN STAFF WIRE - "Forty-seven days after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in a Sanford, Florida, neighborhood, a solemn George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday, wearing gray jail coveralls and speaking only a few words as his arraignment was set for next month.
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Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law…Continue
With the Democratic National Convention set for Charlotte, questions are being asked about the lack of contracts being awarded to Black businesses.
The Charlotte Observer reports,
A consultant told the Charlotte City Council on Monday it should establish a targeted race- and gender-based hiring program for city-issued contracts – something the city abandoned under threat of litigation in 2003.
The recommendation by the…Continue
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The "Phylicia's Law" bill has passed the Senate and House in Maryland. It was named in memory of Phylicia Barnes, who disappeared in 2010 while visiting Baltimore and was later found dead. Her murder has yet to be solved.
According to the Black and Missing Foundation which raises awareness about missing Black people who normally do not get the media coverage as white females, the bill is the first to be named after a Black child.
The bill is meant to…Continue
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As China declares fresh warnings of retaliation against any strike on Iran, the regime in Pyongyang shows no signs of aborting its upcoming controversial satellite launch, scheduled to take place on April 12th through to April 16th. The Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite will be launched southward from the Sohae satellite launch station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, using a long-range Unha-3 rocket; North Korean officials assured the international community that it would…Continue
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TULSA, OK -- Police said special operations officers and other agents arrested two white men early Sunday, saying they were suspects in recent shootings that left three people dead and two others critically wounded, all black, in the Tulsa area.
Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham said the two men were arrested at a home just north of Tulsa at 1:47 a.m. Sunday and they were expected to face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting…Continue
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By Finian Cunningham
Global Research, April 5, 2012
A British foreign policy think tank has this week released a study claiming that the terror group Al Qaeda is regrouping in Africa creating “an arc of instability” from the Western Sahel to the…
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The New Black Panther Party's proposal to provide firearms training and the formation of neighborhood security teams to protect residents from all manners of threats just got a boost of credibility as reports of terrorist attacks on Black males in a predominately African-American part of Tulsa known as North Tulsa, Oklahoma. The attacker or attackers are only described as white.
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