Should Black People Tolerate This?
There are a few civil rights leaders with a different vision. When President Barack Obama commented about the Trayvon Martin case, T. Willard Fair, president of the Urban League of Greater Miami, told The Daily Caller that “the outrage should be about us killing each other, about black-on-black crime.” He asked rhetorically, “Wouldn’t you think to have 41 people shot (in Chicago) between Friday morning and Monday morning would be much more newsworthy and deserve much more outrage?” Former NAACP leader Pastor C.L. Bryant said the rallies organized by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson suggest there is an epidemic of “white men killing black young men,” adding: “The epidemic is truly black-on-black crime. The greatest danger to the lives of young black men are young black men.”
Those headlines have drawn a collective eyeroll from Democrats — and many others who closely follow national politics — who ascribe the underperformance by the incumbent to a very simple thing: racism.
No, none of these Democrats are willing to put their name to that allegation — either generally or for this story. But, it is, without question the prevalent viewpoint they hold privately.
FEC turns over confidential documents to House lawmakers
On Wednesday, Republicans on the House Administration Committee praised the FEC for releasing some of its internal documents following a Congressional directive last year.
Chicago’s longest-serving U.S. attorney, who oversaw the prosecutions of former Illinois governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, has announced he is stepping down effective June 30, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune are reporting.
Patrick Fitzgerald, 51, has held the job in the Windy City for almost 11 years.
What Were They Inking?
Think again! Should you ink again? That probably depends on where you are placing that tattoo and whether or not you plan on engaging in future criminal activities. Blending into the woodwork doesn’t seem to be an option for these common-sense challenged lawbreakers. The writing is on the wall, or actually on the face, for these felons who just couldn’t figure out that distinctive facial tattoos are not the best idea if you are trying to be discreet. The following mugshots are quite telling as they provide an undeniable way to identify and connect these “genius” offenders to their crimes.
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