Still A Crime To Be Black In New York City [VIDEO]

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Poet Michael Amity ran across this video online, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

Worse Than Making Sausages

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The absurdity and dangers of 16-year-olds being charged in adult criminal court.

A Single Threat Of Violence

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Dennis Milam Bensie discusses a relationship of a different time period, but an issue still very present in our current culture.

Anchored to Abuse: The Journey from Statistic to Survivor

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Nannette Ricaforte shows how domestic violence can use fear and hope as magnets.

Day 128 of Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike: Doctors Urged Not to Force-Feed Prisoners

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The months-long hunger strike is taking a devastating toll on prisoners, but an article in the New England Journal of Medicine insists that force-feeding them is assault.

“We do NOT live in a perfect world…and until we do, I will remain a gun enthusiast.”

This comment is by BlacksmithSEAL on the post “A Liberal and a Gun-Nut Walk Into a Blog”.

My Bloody Valentine [1997]

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Andy Bodle meets the girl of his dreams at a comedy gig, but what he learns about her grows increasingly disturbing.

Open Thread: When Is Deadly Force Justified?

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At what point does it become appropriate to take a hatchet to someone?

Homeless Hippie Hitchhiker Handles Hatchet Heroically

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Soft-spoken sojourner saves stranger, seeks surfing, swears steadily.

“Your right to bear arms ends where my right to life begins.”

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This is a comment by Kevin on the post “I Grew Up With Guns, Then I Was Held Hostage With One”.

“Is there ever a circumstance where the victim shoulders some of the blame/responsibility for their assault? For me the answer is no.”

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This comment is by Nadine, to Archy, on the post “Rape Culture: What it is and how it works?”

“Chris Brown is SUPPOSED to be convincing us beyond any shadow of a doubt that he will never do something like he did to Rihanna ever again.”

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This is a comment by Grey Aiken on the post “Chris Brown’s Twitter Deactivated After Tweet War with Comedy Writer”.

Fierce Resistance

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Why do we continue to blame the victims of sexual assault?

“We can’t support boys and men who are struggling when we believe that their struggles make them weak.”

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These are comments by JJ and Joanna Schroeder on the post “Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note”.

“A good friend of mine sexually assaulted a woman that was a member of our mutual friends.”

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This is a comment by Anonymous on the post “I Know Who You Raped Last Summer”.

Simulated Assault: My Life as a Self-Defense Instructor

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Meron Langsner plays the perpetrator in reversals of attempted assault.