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Russian journalist and Putin critic dies after being beaten up by strangers

Russian journalist and Putin critic dies after being beaten up by strangers
Russian journalist and Putin critic dies after being beaten up by strangers

Add this it to the ever growing list of "accidents" or "suicides" that greets critics of Putin

This is just a coincidence .. just like every Putin critic death

Eh, excuse me Comrade Putin. I have idea.

Maybe message was not clear because we make disappear the bodies? Maybe this time, we leave in street. Send message. No?

And people ask "Why is being friends with Russia so bad?"...

Feds knew of 700 Wells Fargo whistleblower cases in 2010

Feds knew of 700 Wells Fargo whistleblower cases in 2010
Feds knew of 700 Wells Fargo whistleblower cases in 2010

Can you believe this shit? This is so depressing. Regulators appear to not do shit, much like they didn't do shit for years to Bernie Madoff after they were told a ton of times. They cheat because it's worth it and they end up only paying a small portion of what they earned.

The rich own you and the politicians

Scam for billions and get fined for millions... if you get fined. Sounds like a solid business plan if cash is the only thing that matters.

I really wonder when this whole republican vs. democrat shit is going to end. They're both fucking you.

And talking down about the other side doesn't make your side look better - you're both just a bunch of assholes.

Like god damn, I seriously wonder what we could do with all the man hours everyone spends talking shit about the other side's voters lol

Death of first female US Muslim judge being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police

Death of first female US Muslim judge being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police
Death of first female US Muslim judge being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/nyregion/sheila-adbus-salaam-new-york-judge-hudson-river-commi...

Her name led to confusion about whether or not she was Muslim. Gary Spencer, a spokesman for the Court of Appeals, said she had told him that she was not.

Wouldn't it be great if people could get their facts straight?

I love that The Independent, whose articles are posted to reddit hundreds of times daily, is either so incompetent that they can't be bothered to spend 3 minutes fact-checking on google, or is so biased that they'll deliberately print a false, inflammatory headline.

Well any dead body found in the river is suspicious. This one simply belonged to a prominent person.

She wasn't a Muslim friendo

http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/jasalaam.htm

"While it was widely reported that she was the first Muslim to be a member of the New York Court of Appeals, she never converted to Islam. Rather, she merely took her first husband's Islamic surname, according to Court of Appeals spokesman Gary Spencer.[14] The claim that she was a Muslim is believed to have originated in a press release by New York state senator Kevin Parker following her nomination in 2013"

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Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie

Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie
Police: Cleveland Facebook killer kills self in Erie

Why couldn't he have done that before he killed an innocent old man.

RIP Robert Godwin Sr.

And fuck this coward.

Good. Now his name needs to disappear forever.

Robert Godwin Sr. is the name we need to remember.

No surprise, no way he was going to face the consequences of his actions.

A 25-year-old Sikh cab driver in the US was assaulted and his turban knocked off by drunk passengers, an incident the police was investigating as a possible hate crime.

A 25-year-old Sikh cab driver in the US was assaulted and his turban knocked off by drunk passeng...

My daughter grew up in Buffalo and the midwest and she had never seen a Sikh until we spent a few weeks in Toronto. She thought they were all genies (she was 5) and they were all super patient and friendly with her when she wanted to talk to them. I know all groups have assholes, but none of them were rude or offended at all at how excited she was.

"We're not the 9/11 guys. We're the 7/11 guys". Slogan, prolly. Disclaimer: I love da sikhs.

"Why are you doing this, brother? We can sit. We can talk," he recalled telling the unruly passenger.

Aww that hit me in the feels, can't we all just get along?

From my experience, Sikhs are some of the sweetest people you'll ever meet (I live in an area with a large concentration of Indians). It hurts my heart to see hate crimes being committed against Sikhs, since all I've ever seen from them is love and kindness.

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California

1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California
1 killed, 2 hurt in shooting in downtown Fresno, California

"Shooting spree in downtown Fresno and at Catholic Charities...The 39-year-old suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad...He (Police Chief Dyer) said Muhammad had expressed hatred of whites; all of the victims were white. Muhammad dove to the ground and yelled “Ali Akbar” (sic) before he was taken into custody. Police Chief Dyer called it a random act of violence."

Ummm, that's not "random."

Edited to add source (local Fresno newspaper, not the national news service which is mostly ignoring this story): http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article145234709.html

That's a hate crime.

'TURBAN KNOCKED OFF MANS HEAD IN SHOCKING HATE CRIME'

'3 people killed as mans professes his hatred for whites in mysterious shooting in which the motives may never be known'

CNN be like: we may never be able to untangle the shooter's motives.

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

But we will recharacterize the assault as a 'dragging incident'.

Some politicians and consumer advocates have called for a ban on overselling flights.

Why do the press keep repeating this shit? The flight wasn't overbooked. They suddenly needed to transport employees, so decided to kick people off.

This means it is the CEO who should be fired at this juncture.

"World Trade Center incident"

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power
Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

I was wondering when we can start having global conflict over economically sustainable energy

FWIW, the actual report doesn't provide any data about the cost of solar as compared to fossil fuels. It's about investment in renewables.

The OP article is just taking an optimistic pull quote from the introduction, which makes it sound like this claim was the result of the study, when it wasn't.

I just went through the study and didn't see any data around comparative pricing; if anyone does, let me know and I'll be happy to edit this comment.

So.....pretty misleading.

... soon to be made illegal, or taxed heavily.

They should. That's why we should stop subsidizing coal and fossil fuel so they pay their fair share, right?

Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back.

Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back.
Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back.

How on earth would you prove you fought back anyway? I'm really glad they've changed this rule because it's really difficult to prove something like that. Also, what about people who were raped in their sleep (esp after drugs/alcohol)? How would they fight back?

Also what if you didn't want to fight back because you were afraid for your life? What a stupid law.

That's how the law was everywhere in the past. It was very very dumb and extremely patriarchal, right up there with the ol "you can't rape your wife" rule. Glad they've finally closed this loophole, I'm surprised the state Supreme Court didn't take a crack at it but I would imagine some linguistic device in the statute prevented them

It was silly that they ever needed to prove this.

Suppose a businessman goes into a dangerous neighborhood and gets robbed with a gun to his head.

Do we blame the victim for where he was - do we say there was no crime because the victim didn't punch the mugger?

Of course not.

New video shows United passenger was anything but 'belligerent'

New video shows United passenger was anything but 'belligerent'
New video shows United passenger was anything but 'belligerent'

This sort of seals it. He's a doctor and had an appointment to meet a patient. He was not belligerent--he was assertive. Not remotely the same thing.

These cops should be arrested, and an injunction placed barring them from any profession that would entail use of force (LEO, Security, Military). They clearly can't handle the responsibility, and the public should not have to field the risk of giving them another chance.

That website is an ad-nightmare.

Here's the new footage: https://youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKrR8acy8Amz4Y99KIQM16ptvzxE9wLIUGZNtlLSUZKt-GQ2GdrZn1Tjx-uskFX_5F_hg74kt1SEtG_BNGaVQKokfQV6YA&v=H_x4QVZFmM0#

I'm sure the United CEO was told by his legal team to use the word "belligerent" when describing the passenger, because IIRC airlines are allowed to forcibly remove belligerent passengers (i.e. drunk, batshit crazy, etc.) even if they are boarded and seated.

Then the Doctor has a valid claim for libel as well to go with the other millions he's going to receive from both the airline and city for overstepping their authority.

Try one of these subthreads