More Americans fear gun violence than terrorism: poll

More Americans fear gun violence than terrorism: poll

International Business Times

More Americans are more worried about being a victim of gun violence than a victim of terrorism, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Tuesday. Of the Americans surveyed, 63 percent said they feared they or someone they know would die as a result of gun violence, compared with the 29 percent who said they register terrorist…

‘Insufficient evidence’ charge ex-Milwaukee cop who killed Dontre Hamilton

‘Insufficient evidence’ charge ex-Milwaukee cop who killed Dontre Hamilton

Reuters The Justice Department said on Tuesday there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney was fired after fatally shooting Dontre Hamilton on April 30, 2014. Federal authorities reviewed evidence collected in

Mormons plan mass resignations over ‘kick in the stomach’ decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Mormons plan mass resignations over ‘kick in the stomach’ decision to label gay members ‘apostates’

Tom Boggioni Organizers in Salt Lake City are putting together a mass protest against the Mormon church on Saturday that will include formalized resignations over church elders’ recent decision to label gay members “apostates.” A rally is planned at City Creek Park in Salt Lake City this Saturday, where members will be given assistance in

Mizzou journalism faculty voting on booting out ‘I need some muscle’ professor who blocked reporter

Mizzou journalism faculty voting on booting out ‘I need some muscle’ professor who blocked reporter

Bethania Palma Markus Officials at the Missouri School of Journalism are deciding the fate of an instructor who was filmed in a heated confrontation with a photojournalist who was snapping photos of a protest at the university, the Missourian reports. Melissa Click could be barred from the journalism department after a confrontation with freelancer Tim Tai and

Elizabeth Warren: Congressional favor let Wall Street keep $10 trillion in risky swaps

Elizabeth Warren: Congressional favor let Wall Street keep $10 trillion in risky swaps

International Business Times

Congress has been warned: No more favors for big banks. That’s the message from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who announced Tuesday that a financial reform repealed last year in the “Cromnibus” budget package allowed Wall Street to keep some $10 trillion in risky swaps in federally insured accounts. In letters to federal…

Univ. of Missouri cops ask for reports of ‘hateful or hurtful’ speech in wake of protests

Univ. of Missouri cops ask for reports of ‘hateful or hurtful’ speech in wake of protests

Tom Boggioni With heightened awareness of racial incidents on the University of Missouri campus that resulted in the school president stepping down, the on-campus police department advised all students to contact them in the event of hateful speech, reports the Missourian. In an email to all students, the campus cops admit that “speech is not

Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody is more persecuted than the Duggars

Pastor who wants gay people executed says nobody is more persecuted than the Duggars

Bethania Palma Markus Kevin Swanson, a right-wing Christian pastor who believes LGBT people should be put to death, thinks the Duggars are persecuted. Speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference over the weekend, a swaying, panting Swanson said, in a video posted by Right Wing Watch, that the “Quiverfull” movement is one of the most persecuted