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That Ferguson Police Officer Shooting Had Nothing To Do With The Mike Brown Protests

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Last night I saw many people posting this story on social media, and I am just now reading the whole thing, so I wanted to share with all of you. A police officer was shot in the arm in Ferguson last night, and because of the political climate of the city right now, I think everyone (myself included) assumed that the event was somehow connected to the protests surrounding the murder of unarmed teenager, Mike Brown, but it wasn’t. Click inside for more.

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Groundskeeper Willie, From ‘The Simpsons’, Reacts To The Outcome Of Scotland’s Vote For Independence

Aye or die! The morning after.

Last week, ahead of Scotland’s vote for independence, Groundskeeper Willie, from The Simpsons, came out in favor of the YES vote for independence. As you should know by now, Scotland voted NO and opted to stay a part of the United Kingdom. Today we get to see how Groundskeeper Willie took the vote outcome. Honestly, he took it much better than I thought he would. Bless his heart.

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‘The New Yorker’ Weighs In On The Scottish Indpendence Vote With A Hilarious Cartoon

Nessie votes Aye!

The cartoonist for The New Yorker responsible for the celebrity nude photos leak cartoon and the tribute to Joan Rivers cartoon has weighed in on the vote TODAY for Scottish independence. Right now, the people of Scotland are voting to decide whether they will remain a part of the United Kingdom or they will separate and become their own country. The clever cartoon below shows us how Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, has decided to vote on the matter. More »

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Watch: Groundskeeper Willie From ‘The Simpsons’ Comes Out In Favor Of Scottish Indpendence

"I would like to say a few things to those who are skeptical of Scottish independence"
Aye or Die!

On September 18, Scotland will vote to decide if they wish to remain a part of the United Kingdom or wish to break off and become an independent country of their own. And while the matter is a very serious one, I would like to share a humorous video that pokes a bit of fun at the ballot initiative. Groundskeeper Willie, one of the beloved minor characters on The Simpsons, has come out in support of voting for Scottish independence and he explains his reasons why in the video embedded above. I would never presume to suggest that I, personally, have an opinion on how the people of Scotland should vote but I can appreciate that it is a very serious matter. On September 18, the people of Scotland might decide that for the first time in over 300 years, they no longer want to be connected politically to rule by the United Kingdom. I’m very anxious to see which way the vote will go but I have every confidence that the Scottish people will make the right decision for them. Any Scots out there have an opinion on the matter that they would like to share?

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Yes, Please: The Feds Will Investigate Ferguson’s Police Department

I’ve been trying to keep up with the ongoing reports about Ferguson, Missouri, and I’m actually pleased with this bit of news. I don’t how far this investigation will go, or what good it will ultimately do, but the feds have announced that they will launch an investigation into the Ferguson police department. I think one of the most sickening things I’ve seen since we learned that Mike Brown was killed by a Ferguson cop was that video with different clips of the cops leaving Brown’s body from the middle of the street, only to eventually load it into a SUV. So yes, please do investigate the bejeezus out of this police department now. Click inside for more.
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The NRA And The Albuquerque Police Will Hold A Police Shooting Tournament Next Month

That Ish Cray Of-The-Day

Now this is interesting. The Mike Brown case is really brining to light some disturbing details about the way individual police forces in America are run. When I think of police brutality and the rampant shooting of unarmed men, the cities that come to my mind are the more obvious ones—New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. But I just learned that Albuquerque, New Mexico—despite being much smaller in population— has a police shooting rate that is higher than New York City’s. And—along with the National Rifle Association—they’ve decided to hold a police shooting competition this year. Protestors (many of whom have lost children at the hands of these officers) are obviously furious. Click inside for more.

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Ferguson Police Officer Threatens To Kill Protestors, Resigns After Video Goes Viral

They call him 'Officer Go F- Yourself'

Michael Brown was laid to rest earlier this week, after being killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. It’s so important for us to continue thinking and talking about what happened to Brown and what’s happening in America and why things like this keep happening to unarmed black men. I’m writing to update you all about a couple of Ferguson police officers who have resigned after their foul, despicable behavior went public. One cop is being dubbed ‘Officer Go F- Yourself‘ in response to a video that went viral. Click inside for more.

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Scarlett Johansson Teams Up With Planned Parenthood For A New Women’s Rights Campaign

'Hey politicians, the 1950s called....'

One of my favorite moments from the Beyoncé show MTV Video Music Awards the other night, was the FEMINIST sign that flashed on stage behind her (which may or may not now be my Facebook cover photo). I am all about The Feminism, and I am all about celebrities who are not afraid to speak up and say Women Are Watching. I always knew I liked that Scarlett Johansson, and now that I’m hearing she’s teaming up with Planned Parenthood on some new T-shirt designs, I’m officially on Team ScarJo. The mom-to-be is not interested in a political climate that so strongly resembles the 1950s, for women. I’m with it. Click inside for more!

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White Men Make Up The Majority Of The Grand Jury For The Michael Brown Shooting Case

I'm *shocked*

In betwixt the celebrity gossip and pop stuff, I’ve been trying to bring you all bits and pieces about what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. I can’t cover it all, so I hope you all are following the updates (like this horrific story about the fundraising campaign/racism free-for-all for Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown). But I did think it important to share news about the grand jury that has been selected for the case. Click inside for more.

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A Kansas City Cop Posts Racist Photos To Facebook, Suggests Michael Brown Got What He Deserved

No race issues in #Ferguson, clearly.

In trying to keep up with some of the news about Ferguson, Missouri I had to share a really interesting story about a police officer in Kansas City, Missouri who is now coming under scrutiny for some troubling Facebook posts. As you all know, I don’t throw around the word “racist” lightly and I thought about whether or not these posts fall under that definition for me. Because of what’s happening in Ferguson right now as a direct result of the killing of yet another young, unarmed black man, Michael Brown, I feel like sending a particular message like this one is indeed racist. Please click inside for more.
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