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1 person arrested in Evergreen College counter-protests

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Police arrested at least one person at a free speech rally organized to oppose political correctness at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington. Clashes marked the gathering, as black-clad counter-protesters arrived with silly string and pepper spray.

Riot police flanked protesters from both sides of the political spectrum gathered at The Evergreen State College, as the liberal arts institution was otherwise closed and all campus activities were suspended Thursday.

On one side, the "Patriot Prayer" conservative group gathered to protest the college's "Day of Absence," a long-time annual event that came with a twist this year. Instead of a voluntary boycott by a particular minority - such as women or immigrants - this time students demanded a day without white people be enforced. In May, protests erupted after a white professor at the college refused to participate. Dozens of students later demanded the professor's resignation after he wrote an email about the incident, which they deemed to be racist.

The Patriot Prayer group is calling for the college's funding to be cut since they say it has been taken over by political correctness and hatred.

"You cannot ask students and professors to leave campus because of the color of their skin," the group's Facebook page said.

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Heart - Black

Heartless jail cops ignore inmates pleas for help and watch him die of dehydration over a period of 3 days

On average in the United States, roughly a dozen inmates die every day. Many of these human beings have never been convicted of a crime and were merely awaiting trial. Their causes of death range from being boiled to death to being severely dehydrated or choked and crushed to death. Dustin Irwin, 25, is one of those deaths.

After having been arrested by a Ward County Deputy on charges of driving under suspicion, Irwin was booked into the Ward County Jail where, days later, he would die a horrid death. His death the became the subject of a North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOC) investigation.

Dashcam video of the arrest, obtained by the Minot Daily News, showed that Irwin was calm and courteous during the traffic stop.

Pocket Knife

Man with knife arrested outside UK parliament

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Police officers detain a man outside the Palace of Westminster, in central London, Britain June 16, 2017.
British police have arrested a man suspected of carrying a knife outside the Palace of Westminster after he ran, shouting, towards one of the gates on Friday afternoon.

A member of public reportedly shouted "knife, knife, knife," according to one Sun reporter.

Witnesses say the man, who is in his 30s, was shouting and running towards one of the main gates to parliament.

The suspect was tasered before being pinning to the ground while officers pointed a gun at him.

"The man reached for a knife," police told Reuters. "Nobody was injured."

The suspect was taken away in a police van.

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Transit cop charged for hitting a man with his patrol car and dumping him across town

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MTA cop Lawrence Ffrench and alleged hit-and-run victim Julio Canete.
A Metro Transit Authority cop from Brooklyn was arrested this week after he allegedly dumped his hit and run victim on Staten Island after running him down with his cruiser in a crosswalk.

On May 26, 2016, according to court records, this cowardly cop ran over an innocent man while on duty and then refused to help him. Instead of help, officer Lawrence Ffrench threw his victim in the back of the police car and dumped him on Staten Island.

After dumping the injured man, Julio Canete, Ffrench then told his victim that if he told anyone he'd been hit by a cop "he was in trouble."

Canete was walking toward a bus stop in Bay Ridge when he was struck by Ffrench's marked MTA vehicle and thrown into the air, Assistant District Attorney Prabhalya Pulim said Thursday in court.


Students traumatized after cops hold a secret, mock sex trafficking drill

The Florida Highway Patrol is reviewing its presence at the Girls State Program after troopers conducted a kidnapping/human trafficking drill which went "horribly wrong" according to WFTV News Channel 9.

The girl's program is attended by some of best and brightest high-schoolers Florida has to offer. "Everyone who's going is at the top of their class," Cameron Carlyle said describing the high-quality candidates who attend the elite leadership camp. But no amount of education could have prepared the girls for what happened on the last night of their training.

The Girls State director along with six Florida State Troopers, all female, pulled an attendee aside and told her she would be participating in a kidnapping drill, one which highlighted the real-world problem of sex trafficking. Under the cover of secrecy, the volunteer named "Katrina" was taken to a safe place. Thereafter, roll call was taken with the remaining girls.

Carlyle, who volunteered this year to be a camp counselor, said when the count-off got to number 8, "We realized Katrina was missing." Soon the State Troopers began screaming, she'd been kidnapped, and blamed several girls for her abduction.


Philippines official says jihadist fighters may have escaped Marawi city

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Smoke billows from a burning building, Philippines June 16, 2017.
The Philippines military has said that the Islamic State-linked militants occupying the city of Marawi are "too degraded" to launch further attacks, however there are fears that some jihadists may have escaped the besieged city.

Speaking at a press briefing Friday, a spokesman for the armed forces conceded that some of the jihadists who occupied the city in the southern province of Mindanao may have escaped the city by posing as evacuees.

Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said security has been tightened in nearby cities Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, and authorities are on the lookout for anyone who might "attempt to sow some confusion or sow terror," Reuters report.

Light Saber

Camille Paglia interview: Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist terror

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Camille Paglia
In a wide-ranging interview Paglia talks about Donald Trump's successes, how Chuck Schumer emboldened the "resistance," why the left can't condemn Islamist terrorism, and "the cold biological truth that sex changes are impossible."

Camille Paglia is one America's smartest and most fearless writers. Like Elvis, she's the kind of superstar who really needs no introduction—though it is worth pointing out that Pantheon has just published a collection of her essays on sex, gender, and feminism, titled Free Women, Free Men. It's fantastic and if you love her work, it's must-reading. (And there's another collection due out in the Fall of 2018, which is more good news.)

Last week I sat down with Paglia over email to talk about Donald Trump, Islamist terrorism, and the transgender crusade. Here's a transcript of our conversation:

JVL: Donald Trump has recently feuded with Jim Comey, Bob Mueller, Sadiq Kahn, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, NATO—we'll stop the list there. You were one of a very small number of people who understood Trump's populist appeal early on. Looking at his presidency so far, do think he's continuing to deliver on that appeal? What is he doing right? What is he doing wrong?

Camille Paglia: Some background is necessary. First of all, I must make my political affiliations crystal clear. I am a registered Democrat who voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primary and for Jill Stein in the general election. Since last Fall, I've had my eye on Kamala Harris, the new senator from California, and I hope to vote for her in the next presidential primary.



Beef-eaters should be 'hanged in public' for consuming holy cows, says Hindu leader

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The leader of an Indian nationalist Hindu organization has stirred up controversy by saying that beef-eaters should be hanged in public. The inflammatory statement has prompted some MPs to demand her arrest.

Sadhvi Saraswati, the leader of the nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organization, made the comment while speaking at the All India Hindu Convention in Panaji, Goa, on Thursday.
"I would recommend to the government of India that those who consider it a status symbol to eat the meat of one's own mother should be hanged in public," Saraswati said, as quoted by the Press Trust of India.

Comment: See also: Signs and Portents: Cow born with a human-like head in Uttar Pradesh, India


Hawaii may become first US state to adopt universal basic income

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Dancers with traditional pacific island dancing sticks at the Polynesian Cultural in Kahuku, Hawaii.
An unprecedented bill supporting the idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been introduced in the American state of Hawaii.

The bill, titled House Concurrent Resolution 89, was brought by Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee and was passed by both houses of the state legislature in a unanimous vote.

The resolution declares that all the islanders "deserve basic financial security."

It also orders government offices to weigh the state's economy and find ways to ensure all families have basic financial security, including an evaluation of different forms of a full or partial universal basic income.
"As innovation and automation and inequality disrupt our economy, we want to make sure that everybody benefits and nobody is left behind. It's past time that we had a serious talk about not just tweaking our economic policies, but having a new discussion from the ground up about what our values and priorities are," said Lee as quoted by US online magazine Mother Jones.

Comment: See also: India considering universal basic income to fight poverty


New Jersey high school announces reprint of yearbooks after student's Trump T-shirt was censored

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A New Jersey high school will reprint its yearbook to include an unedited photo of a student's Donald Trump T-shirt, the district superintendent has announced. The logo was edited out in the original version, causing the yearbook adviser's suspension.

Superintendent Cheryl Dyer made the announcement in a letter issued to parents of Wall Township High School students on Thursday.
"I cannot allow the intentional change that was not based on dress code to be ignored," Dyer wrote, as quoted by NJ.com.

"I am the chief school administrator in this district, and I take responsibility for the actions of those who are employed here. Therefore, I have determined that a re-issuance of the yearbook is necessary," she added.
The controversy surrounds a "TRUMP Make America Great Again" T-shirt worn by junior Grant Berardo.