In The News

Here are some things from the news today!

Zimmerman trial related news [content note on all items for violence and racism]:

Federal prosecutors are reviewing the Zimmerman case and may still bring civil rights charges.

The NAACP's site has crashed because of overwhelming interest in their petition to the Department of Justice calling for federal prosecution.

George Zimmerman wants to go to law school to help people like him. There ain't enough fuck off in the world for this guy.

Here is the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement report on the 120 extrajudicial killings of black people by police, security guards, or self-appointed law enforcers since January 1, 2012.

An oldy but relevanty piece in The Nation about how ALEC took Florida's 'License to Kill' law national.

Other stuff [content note: hostility to consent and misogyny]:

A women's healthcare clinic, which was the primary abortion provider in Virginia, has closed as a result of new legislation requiring abortion providers to have hospital-grade facilities.

Ian Millhiser has Eight Things You Should Know About the Court That Will Decide if Texas' Abortion Ban Is Constitutional.

Republicans are lying liars about their support of the Violence Against Women Act.

And Suzanne Venker says men are the new second class citizens, because she is a total fucking dipshit.

Finally! Hey, Gameofthroneheads! Do you want to see King Joffrey cuddling with a puppy? It might make you hate him less! (HA HA NO IT WON'T!)

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