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September 5, 2014

Son of Police Chief Allegedly Pointed Gun at Suspicious Undercover Cops

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The son of a Pennsylvania police chief is accused of pulling a gun on detectives, but defense attorneys claim that their client was racially profiled. Christopher Fitzgerald, 22, son of Allentown Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, was arrested after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident and pointed a gun at detectives. Defense counsel, however, insists that the only reason their client pointed a gun at detectives was because…

Officer Resigns After Calling Blacks “a Bunch of Monkeys” in Text Message

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The Police Chief in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is trying to calm tensions after an officer resigned over sending racist text messages. WBRZ reports that the department is investigating a detective who allegedly sent racist text messages. “They are nothing but a bunch of monkeys. The only reason they have this job is the n*****, n***** in them,” reads part of one text. “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on…

“The Economist” Apologizes for Article Defending Slave Owners

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Just a day after publishing a piece defending slave owners, The Economist has has withdrawn the article and posted an apology. A review of Edward Baptist‘s “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism,” published by The Economist, surmised that Baptist was being too hard on slave owners. Here’s an excerpt: Slaves were valuable property, and much harder and, thanks to the decline in supply…