Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 31 2015

No Charges For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old

Aiyana Stanley-Jones no-knock raid

A Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl in 2010 is being cleared of all charges. The officer has already faced two trials, and officials announced Wednesday that the case will be dismissed. Officer Joseph Weekley was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death – a …

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Jan 29 2015

Students Forced to Drop Pants for Feces-Related Search

Students Forced to Drop Pants for Feces-Related Search

In the pervasive zero-tolerance climate in today’s schools, things just got weirder. A group of elementary students at a Gustine, Texas public school were recently forced to lower their pants for a school “poop inspection.” The children were, in fact, forced to engage in a strip search over feces. About two dozen children were rounded …

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Jan 24 2015

Vigilante Attacks Legal Gun Owner, Gets Arrested

Wal-Mart seems to be a never-ending setting for “guy with a gun” stories gone wrong. In this instance, a Florida man saw a legal gun owner and decided to take action by tackling him and putting him in a chokehold. The plot unfolded when 62-year-old Clarence Daniels went to Wal-Mart to purchase coffee creamer for …

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Jan 04 2015

Connecticut Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo Against Her Will

Cassandra C forced to undergo chemo

A 17-year old girl – named only “Cassandra C” in court documents – is being forced to undergo chemotherapy against her will by the state’s child protection agency, the Department of Children and Families (DCF). In September, Cassandra was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Doctors recommended she undergo chemotherapy as treatment, but the teen …

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Jan 03 2015

Hoodie Ban Could Cost You $500 in Fines (Or Jail Time)

hoodie ban

Laws associating hoods with crimes are nothing new. Oklahoma already has a law on the books banning the use of hoods during a crime. Many similar laws – like this law from 1923 – are associated with the Klu Klux Klan. Fast forward to today, when protesters are taking to the streets more than ever, …

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