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Breaking: Sikh temple shooter was connected to racist groups

Tweet Amardeep Kaleka, whose father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, was killed yesterday. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)  I’m sure you all know by now about this devastating news. After nearly a day of inquiries into the identification and motive of the shooter, Reuters reports that the shooter, Wade Michael [...]
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Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in prison

TweetIn a rather lenient sentencing, a New Jersey judge sentenced Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail also suggesting that he not be deported. This is a probationary sentence for Ravi, who earlier this year was convicted of bias intimidation and a handful of other hate crimes for bullying his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi. Why [...]
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George Zimmerman’s “self defense” story of Trayvon Martin shooting falls apart

TweetABC News obtained the police surveillence video recorded right after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.  Zimmerman through his attorney and his “black friend” Joe Oliver claims that he and Trayvon got into a fight on the night that Trayvon was killed. The police leaked Zimmerman’s account of the shooting to the Orlando Sentinel [...]
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Tyler Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi convicted of hate crime

Tweet*Trigger warning* Last week, Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was found guilty of a hate crime and invasion of privacy in the case stemming from the suicide of his former roommate Tyler Clementi. The background: In September 2010, Ravi and fellow classmate Molly Wei used a webcam to record Clementi kissing another man. Ravi tweeted [...]
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Massachusetts passes law protecting trans residents

TweetToday in Boston, a ceremony marked a newly passed MA state law which prohibits discrimination against transgender residents in employment, housing, insurance and credit. Governor Deval Patrick told a crowded Statehouse ceremony on Thursday that he was happy to approve the bill as a “matter of conscience” in order to protect the rights and dignity of [...]
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