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President Obama Blasts Media For Ignoring Baltimore Until The City Started Burning

President Obama told reporters at a White House news conference on Tuesday that the media ignored peaceful protests in the city until violence erupted, and gave his views on the broader problems facing American cities.

"Frankly it didn't get that much attention," Obama said of the peaceful movement sparked by the death of black man Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. "One burning building will be looped on television over and over and over again. The thousands of demonstrators who did it the right way, I think, have been lost in the discussion."

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Anti Gay Republican Senator Randy Boehing Outed On Grindr After Sending Nude Pics

North Dakota State Representative Randy Boehning (R) should have seriously thought twice before 1) being vocally anti-gay rights, and 2) sending an image of his penis to some random person on Grindr.

But he didn’t, and here we are.

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Jessie Williams Twitter Essay Goes In On Racist Baltimore Critics

As Baltimore was rocked by violent and nonviolent protests alike, actor Jesse Williams, known for his role on “Grey’s Anatomy” and for occasionally weighing in on issues of race and police brutality, wrote what amounted to an essay on the history of rioting.

Read the whole thing below:

 

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He shows how the news talks about black people by talking about white people instead.

This is brilliant.

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Baltimore "Riot" Media Coverage Highlights Double Standards When Whites Riot

Usually, if a riot involves black people, it's connected to intense episodes of where systemic racism is undoubtedly at work. These episodes include the 1992 Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King beating verdict, the riots in Oakland after the 2009 BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, and the national outcry immediately following the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That outcry included the city of Baltimore, where blacks now represent roughly 2 out of 3 residents.

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Georgia man’s life destroyed after he is jailed for 7 months — and then acquitted in 45 minutes

John Blue lost his kids, apartment, and property when he was accused of attacking a social worker after a car crash. A worker for the Division of Family and Children Services struck Blue’s van with her vehicle, then accused him of attacking her. That incident led to Blue spending more than half a year behind bars in the Gwinnett County Jail.
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John Hopkins Spends $400K Studying Sexual Satisfaction In Black Gay Males

Over $400,000 is being spent to “study” the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-sex sexual experiences” of Black Youths.

From the Washington Free Beacon: “Feds Spent $410,265 Studying ‘Satisfaction’ Levels of Young Gay Men’s First Time.”

The four-year study, being conducted by Johns Hopkins University, is examining the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-sex sexual experiences.”

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City Of Baltimore Has Paid Out $5.7 Million In Police Brutality Settlements Since 2011

From The Atlantic:

A grandmother's bones were broken. A pregnant woman was violently thrown to the ground. Millions of dollars were paid out to numerous victims of police brutality.

And almost none of us noticed!

So I join all who say that protests in Baltimore should remain peaceful, and I will continue to withhold judgment about Gray's death until more facts are known.

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Orioles Executive Vice President Defends Saturday’s Freddie Gray Protests Near Camden Yards

After protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent on Saturday, Baltimore sports-radio broadcaster Brett Hollander took to Twitter to argue that demonstrations that negatively impact the daily lives of fellow citizens are counter-productive. Orioles COO John Angelos, son of owner Peter Angelos, seized the opportunity to respond with a qualified and brilliant defense of those protesting.

You can read the whole thing in Angelos’ Twitter replies, but it’s transcribed here for clarity. It’s all here because it’s all so good. Read the whole thing:

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8 Best Jokes From President Obama's 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner

It will be a long time before we have a President like this again.  Check out some of the stand out jokes from the 2015 Correspondents Dinner. 

1. The "Bucket" List: Obama said he's asked, " 'Do you have a bucket list?' I say, well I have something that rhymes with bucket."

Immigration executive action? "Bucket!" he deadpanned. Stricter climate rules. "Bucket!"

2. Those Grey Hairs: "I look so old John Boehner's already invited Netanyahu to speak at my funeral."

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