Texas troopers caught skewing racial profiling data by labeling Hispanics and blacks as white

Texas troopers caught skewing racial profiling data by labeling Hispanics and blacks as white

David Edwards A recent investigation revealed that racial profiling data gathered by the Texas Department of Public Safety could not be trusted because some troopers had been labeling minority drivers as white. KXAN reviewed more than 16 million traffic citation records and found that the ethnicity of the drivers had been incorrectly recorded in a

Anarchism, explained

Anarchism, explained

The Conversation Whenever public protests ignite into violent behaviour, the mainstream media are often quick to refer to “anarchy” and to “anarchists”. Those who are referred to as anarchists are protesters who burn tires or engage in battles with the police. In this narrative, anarchists are lawless hooligans and anarchy is about chaos and pointless

Georgia dentist leaves kid’s mouth ‘pouring blood’ — but he’s still practicing despite 50 complaints

Georgia dentist leaves kid’s mouth ‘pouring blood’ — but he’s still practicing despite 50 complaints

Travis Gettys Dozens of parents have complained that a Georgia dentist ruined their children’s teeth or caused them pain — but the state licensing board waited about three years after a criminal investigation was launched to take any action. Nicole Carter said her daughter, Somer, was about 1 1/2 years old when Dr. Maheshvar Patel

America’s ‘voting machines are f**cked’: The Daily Show examines a major threat to our election process

America’s ‘voting machines are f**cked’: The Daily Show examines a major threat to our election process

Travis Gettys A “Daily Show” correspondent was shocked to learn just how half-assed and slapped-together the American voting system actually is. Ronny Chieng, a native of Malaysia, spoke with elections officials and experts about the voting process, and found that many states use out-of-date and unreliable equipment that cause confusion, delays and a potential for

Stephen Colbert mocks Ben Carson’s fabulist tales about violent youth to set up his ‘conservative redemption’

Stephen Colbert mocks Ben Carson’s fabulist tales about violent youth to set up his ‘conservative redemption’

Travis Gettys Stephen Colbert took aim at some of Ben Carson’s bizarre and unsubstantiated claims about his personal history. The “Late Show” host said the media have been “dredging up all kinds of ancient history” about Carson — including his theory about the biblical origins of the pyramids as grain silos — since he laid

Federal agents bust up plot by Virginia white supremacists to shoot up black churches to start a race war

Federal agents bust up plot by Virginia white supremacists to shoot up black churches to start a race war

Tom Boggioni Three Virginia white supremacists have been taken into custody for allegedly plotting to shoot up black churches and Jewish synagogues in anticipation of the what they believe is the “coming race war,” WTVR reports. According to court documents, the FBI claims that Robert Doyle, Ronald Beasley Chaney and Charles Halderman were planning the

Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

Businesses can actually sue you for posting negative reviews — and now Congress is fighting back

The Conversation In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against two marketers of weight-loss supplements – Roca Labs, Inc and Roca Labs Nutraceutical USA, Inc. According to the FTC, Roca Labs, Inc “allegedly made baseless claims for their products, and then threatened to enforce ‘gag clause’ provisions against consumers to stop