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August 2, 2012
Congress aims to overturn SCOTUS decision protecting Westboro protests
No More: Following a 2011 Supreme Court decision upholding the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to picket military funerals, Congress set to work on legislation to update regulations for such protests. Now, legislation headed to desk of President Obama will severely hamper protests like the ones that the WBC has become known for. In addition to addressing a variety of other veterans’ needs, the “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012" prohibits demonstrations during funeral proceedings, as well as the 2 hours before and after. Demonstrators must also remain at least 300 feet from friends and family of the deceased at all times. (Photo via NoHoDamon) source
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No More: Following a 2011 Supreme Court decision upholding the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to picket military funerals, Congress set to work on legislation to update regulations for such protests. Now, legislation headed to desk of President Obama will severely hamper protests like the ones that the WBC has become known for. In addition to addressing a variety of other veterans’ needs, the “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012" prohibits demonstrations during funeral proceedings, as well as the 2 hours before and after. Demonstrators must also remain at least 300 feet from friends and family of the deceased at all times. (Photo via NoHoDamon) source

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August 1, 2012
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UC Davis confirms officer at center of pepper spraying controversy no longer on the force

"Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike’s employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012,” [UC Davis spokesman Barry] Shiller said. “I’m unable to comment further.”

sarahlee310:

UC Davis confirms officer at center of pepper spraying controversy no longer on the force

"Consistent with privacy guidelines established in state law and university policy, I can confirm that John Pike’s employment with the university ended on July 31, 2012,” [UC Davis spokesman Barry] Shiller said. “I’m unable to comment further.”

1:00 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2012
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Eagle Scouts Returning Our Badges

Once again, Tumblr proves a great spot for hard-hitting protest.

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Eagle Scouts Returning Our Badges

Once again, Tumblr proves a great spot for hard-hitting protest.

10:46 // 1 year ago
June 24, 2012
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Tent City” subjected to mass protest: Last night, thousands of people protested outside of the outdoor facilities that Maricopa County, Az. uses to jail its prisoners, a cost-saving measure implemented by Arpaio which many consider inhumane. Many of the protesters wore shirts and held signs that said “Standing on the side of love,” which is a slogan used by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The religious group was holding a convention in nearby Phoenix this weekend. (photo by Matt York/AP)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Tent City” subjected to mass protest: Last night, thousands of people protested outside of the outdoor facilities that Maricopa County, Az. uses to jail its prisoners, a cost-saving measure implemented by Arpaio which many consider inhumane. Many of the protesters wore shirts and held signs that said “Standing on the side of love,” which is a slogan used by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The religious group was holding a convention in nearby Phoenix this weekend. (photo by Matt York/AP)

10:35 // 2 years ago
May 17, 2012
Nine-year-old stages a one-man anti-Westboro protest
Meet Josef Miles: While walking around the Washburn University campus with his mother, Josef noticed a group of protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church. After reading the group’s signs, Miles asked his mother if he could create his own sign. A sign featuring his thoughts on God’s worldview. With the approval of his mother, Patty Akrouche, Josef wrote “God Hates No One” on a notepad, crossed the street, and proceeded to spend a few minutes staging a protest of his own. (Photo via Morris News Service) source
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Meet Josef Miles: While walking around the Washburn University campus with his mother, Josef noticed a group of protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church. After reading the group’s signs, Miles asked his mother if he could create his own sign. A sign featuring his thoughts on God’s worldview. With the approval of his mother, Patty Akrouche, Josef wrote “God Hates No One” on a notepad, crossed the street, and proceeded to spend a few minutes staging a protest of his own. (Photo via Morris News Service) source

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15:12 // 2 years ago
April 16, 2012

An Israeli soldier has been suspended after video of his violent reaction to bicycle-riding pro-Palestinian activists surfaced on Youtube over the weekend. Lieutenant Col. Shalom Eisner can be seen hitting a protester in the face, with the butt of his rifle, seemingly without provocation. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack, saying, “such behavior is not characteristic of the soldiers and commanders of the IDF (Israel Defence Forces). It has no place in the IDF and the State of Israel.” source

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16:34 // 2 years ago
March 29, 2012
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March 3, 2012
Protests, arson lead to sacking of Azerbaijan governor
One day of protests, and an act of arson, were all it took to take down an unpopular Azerbaijan governor. What began with an appointed governor’s taunts of his own people, ended with the same governor’s resignation according to the Azerbaijan government. In a statement released on Friday, President Ilham Aliyev’s office confirmed that Quban Governor Rauf Gabibov had been removed from his post, after civil unrest on Thursday ended with Gabibov’s mansion in flames and protesters clashing with police. (photo via CNN iReport) source
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One day of protests, and an act of arson, were all it took to take down an unpopular Azerbaijan governor. What began with an appointed governor’s taunts of his own people, ended with the same governor’s resignation according to the Azerbaijan government. In a statement released on Friday, President Ilham Aliyev’s office confirmed that Quban Governor Rauf Gabibov had been removed from his post, after civil unrest on Thursday ended with Gabibov’s mansion in flames and protesters clashing with police. (photo via CNN iReport) source

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15:20 // 2 years ago
February 25, 2012
Afghanistan protests: NATO recalls personnel at Kabul-based ministries
After five days of intense protesting across Afghanistan, NATO has recalled all personnel working in its Kabul ministries. The move comes on the heels of reports that two U.S. officials — allegedly one colonel and one major — were shot and killed at the Afghan Interior Ministry building this morning. A NATO spokeswoman would not confirm the rankings of the two servicemen, but did confirm that they were killed by someone who turned a weapon on them. She declined to comment when asked if the killer was a member of the Afghan military or police force. In an emailed statement to the press, the Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the killings, saying they were in retaliation for the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base earlier this week. (image courtesy of Reuters/Ahmad Masood) source
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After five days of intense protesting across Afghanistan, NATO has recalled all personnel working in its Kabul ministries. The move comes on the heels of reports that two U.S. officials — allegedly one colonel and one major — were shot and killed at the Afghan Interior Ministry building this morning. A NATO spokeswoman would not confirm the rankings of the two servicemen, but did confirm that they were killed by someone who turned a weapon on them. She declined to comment when asked if the killer was a member of the Afghan military or police force. In an emailed statement to the press, the Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the killings, saying they were in retaliation for the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base earlier this week. (image courtesy of Reuters/Ahmad Masood) source

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12:32 // 2 years ago