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Waco, Texas is still reeling from a deadly shootout last night between rival biker gangs at a Twin Peaks restaurant. And now that chain has officially revoked that location’s franchise status. Police knew about the meeting between the gangs ahead of time, but the Waco location did not comply with police requests to not serve bikers …

It appears that George Zimmerman, who has survived the violent attack by Treyvon Martin, survived the media persecution, survived the trial, had his marriage destroyed and a reward posted on his head for the temerity of surviving, has apparently survived an assassination attempt.   A bullet narrowly missed George Zimmerman’s head, leading to non-life threatening wounds.  …

The shooting at a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas this week has reignited a national debate about free speech, with many scolding the actions of Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)and provoking Muslims to the point where something like the shooting would happen. One of the people making that argument …

If you watched Fox News on Monday night, you may have noticed two separate anchors criticizing the actions of the group behind the “Draw Mohammed” cartoon contest in the span of ten minutes. Greta Van Susteren ended her show by scolding the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its founder Pamela Geller for putting law enforcement …

Al Sharpton spoke out earlier today about the tragic shooting death of Walter Scott at the hands of Officer Michael Slager. Sharpton spoke at the annual convention for his National Action Network and called for some national reform. “We know that the majority of police officers are fair and just public servants, but the events …

A South Carolina police officer is facing a murder charge after shooting an African-American man in the back at least eight times. The Post and Courier reports that not only did Officer Michael Slager shoot Walter Scott in the back multiple times, as Scott was running away, but the entire incident was caught on video. …

The Muskogee, Oklahoma, police department has released an extremely graphic body-camera video showing an officer chasing and shooting down a black man suspected of making gun threats. The first-person clip was meant to justify the cop’s actions, but raised controversy. In the video, Muskogee, Oklahoma officer Chansey McMillin is seen arriving to investigate a 911 …

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this summer, is considering suing the police officer who shot him, as well as the police department, for wrongful death. With the Department of Justice all but admitting former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not face federal civil …

A Montana police officer pulled over an unarmed man for a traffic stop and shot him. Officer Grant Morrison testified to a jury that he feared for his life because the man was high on methamphetamines and was worried he was reaching for a gun, so he fired. The jury viewed the dash-cam video that showed …

An Iowa cop shot and killed a 34-year-old woman in front of her husband and four-year-old son. Witnesses say he was aiming for the family dog, which startled him as he was trying to break up an argument between the couple. The victim, Autumn Mae Steele, of South Garden Ave. in Burlington, Iowa, was pronounced …

Shortly after being served with a restraining order from a former girlfriend, a Pennsylvania police officer went to his ex’s house and killed her. He also shot and injured her daughter before the woman’s husband fired back with a gun of his own. The incident occurred Monday, NBC 10 reported, just three hours after Colwyn …

The ‘No Justice, No Profit’ campaign – led by a movement of celebrities and activists – is calling for a nationwide boycott of retail outlets to protest the recent grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. Spearheaded by the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, the campaign …

Retired congressman Ron Paul says that recent terrorist attacks and school shootings in North America are guaranteed to give lawmakers the ammunition to pursue new gun control legislation. Paul, the 79-year-old former House of Representatives member who unsuccessfully ran three times for president of the United States, warns in an audio message made available this …

The white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is unlikely to face federal civil rights charges for his role in the incident, according to a Friday report by the Washington Post. Officials familiar with the ongoing civil rights investigation conducted by the Justice Department stated that detectives …

Dozens of armed demonstrators have marched through the downtown St. Louis to confirm their right to carry firearms openly in public. Only some 10 policemen watched the march without much interest, even after the group met counter protesters. A heavily armed crowd of over 40 people marched on Saturday afternoon from the Citygarden to the …

A public-service ad campaign in Florida, which depicts African American children in bulletproof vests, is urging voter participation to encourage the election of candidates who support repeal of the state’s stand-your-ground gun law. The “Vest or Vote” campaign, pushed by social justice organization The Dream Defenders, includes a billboard in Tallahassee, the state capital, and …

Protests in the suburbs of St. Louis kicked off a weekend-long series of rallies against racial law enforcement profiling that has left two black teenagers dead. Activists confronted police decked out in paramilitary gear, but the night ended peacefully. Locals dominated the crowds, but people from around the country joined the vigil held in honor …