In the last 48 hours, two innocent lives were lost because of trigger-happy police. They were both black men. The cops were not. This is just the latest in an on-going issue between cops and people of color – or on an even broader scale (so you #AllLivesMatter people will actually pay attention,) cops with a God complex and innocent people who don’t deserve to die. There is no justification. Selling CDs doesn’t equal a death sentence. Selling cigarettes doesn’t equal a death sentence. Carrying a toy gun doesn’t equal a death sentence. And carrying a licensed weapon, rightfully informing the cop who stopped you for a busted tail light about it and reaching for your ID as asked also does not equal a death sentence.
At a rally in North Carolina, GOP nominee Donald Trump let it be known his admiration for the Iraqi dictator’s no nonsense toleration of terrorists, making quick work of them. Hit the jump to read and hear what Mr. Trump had to say.
The Kennedy family had a special guest at their annual Fourth of July party – a Donald Trump piñata. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s daughter, Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, shared the above photo in a now-deleted Instagram post, though she has other Trump jabs that remain up on her page. I’m sure everyone enjoyed getting their turn to hit the piñata! Check out the full pic in the gallery.
One thing that many people have been critical over the Obama administration has been the use of drones and the amount of civilian lives lost from those strikes. People have always created a rough estimate but now the White House released an accurate amount.
It has been over two years of investigation, but finally, the House Select Committee on Benghazi has cleared Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in her role as Secretary of State during the 2012 attack. The investigation wound up costing $7 million – making it the most expensive in Congressional history.
When activist and actor Jesse Williams accepted the Humanitarian Award at last night’s BET Awards, he preached about #BlackLivesMatter. The powerful message was heard around the world by millions and now you can read his words below.
The cracks in Donald Trump’s campaign are starting to spread. Moments ago, Trump’s team announced the loss of their campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. “The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign,” the campaign’s spokesperson said in a statement to the New York Times. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”