Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Disliking Kanye Doesn’t Make Me a Racist

By Chris O’Shea

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It’s OK to be a white person who is frustrated by Kanye West. That might seem obvious, but the aftermath of West’s epic Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel necessitates it be reiterated. The feud is nothing more than the clash of two pop personalities, but it became something much bigger than that. On Twitter and elsewhere, Kimmel was labeled as being emblematic of racism in America. Ergo, white America criticizing West correlates to racism. This is not only wrong, it gives defenders of West an easy way out of a complex issue. Continue reading

Mayor: Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after CTA trains collide

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Nearly 50 people were taken to hospitals after a CTA train ran head-on into another train that was stopped at a Blue Line station in Forest Park this morning, officials said.

Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone said 48 people were taken to 10 hospitals. None of the injuries was considered serious, he said. Continue reading

Following court defeat, Beck rescinds automobile impound policy

By Joel Rubin
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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Friday evening quietly rescinded the department’s car impound policy, a controversial set of rules Beck put in place last year to be more lenient on immigrants in the country illegally, but which had come under fire from his own officers and a judge who found the policy violated state law.

The surprise move marked a stark reversal for Beck, who just days earlier had reiterated in an interview with the Los Angeles Times his belief that the impound rules — called Special Order 7 — were legal and necessary. Continue reading

Louisana Pastor Shot, Killed While Preaching to Congregation

By Leslie Holland

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(CNN) — Bond is set at $1 million for a Louisiana man accused of shooting and killing a church pastor as he preached in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday night.

Calcasieu Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested 53-year-old Woodrow Karey, a church deacon, and charged him with second-degree murder after he called 911 and told the dispatcher what he had done, sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Myers said. Continue reading