South Carolina Neo-Nazi Couple Pleads Guilty to Murdering Sex Offender and His Wife | Hatewatch

“They got exactly what they deserved,” Moody said, as he was being led out of the courthouse. “Had to do it over again, I’d kill more.”

His wife also had no regrets or remorse.

“Killing that pedophile,” she told the station, “was the best day of my life.”

But if killing registered sex offenders was indeed the Moodys mission, they did not have to go outside the ranks of Crew 41 to find them.

At the time the Parkers were murdered, the head of group’s Colorado chapter was also on a list of registered sex offenders.

via South Carolina Neo-Nazi Couple Pleads Guilty to Murdering Sex Offender and His Wife | Hatewatch.

The Gun Report: May 6, 2014 – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com

Cherry Allen, 56, an anti-violence and neighborhood watch activist, was struck in the chest by a stray bullet while sitting outside her home in Wilmington, Del., Monday afternoon. Police said two gunman had opened fire on someone. The victim is in stable condition. “For this to happen to her, when this is what she does for the community, is just sad,” her niece said.

—CSNPhilly.com

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Watch a video of a woman getting an abortion

These days, when you can find YouTube videos of someone doing just about everything you can imagine (and some things that you’d rather not), it’s a testament to the deep stigma that remains around abortion that Letts’ video is such an anomaly. Many thanks to her for putting her story out there and helping to fight it.

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Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among the Justices – NYTimes.com

Last month’s dissent, in Schuette v. BAMN, was a mix of legal analysis, historical overview and policy arguments. It looked closely at the governing precedents, reminded readers of the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow, decried recent “discriminatory changes to voting procedures” and reproduced graphs on declining enrollment rates for black and Hispanic students at public universities in states that have banned race-conscious admissions. But what stood out was a fairly brief reflection about what it was like to grow up Puerto Rican in New York City.

“Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’ regardless of how many generations her family has been in the country,” she wrote. “Race matters to a young person addressed by a stranger in a foreign language, which he does not understand because only English was spoken at home.”

via Sotomayor Finds Her Voice Among the Justices – NYTimes.com.

Dear Lebanon – A Teenage Perspective of Bombings, Religion and Politics.

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“Whilst politicians engage in an exuberant battle of words on television and political party flags are flown in the streets, youths demand answers that go beyond symbolism and rhetoric. This 30 minute documentary features youths’ ambivalent love for their home country. Which role do teenagers see for themselves in Lebanon? How can they succeed in making their voices heard?”

This is what the charming short movie “Dear Lebanon: A Teenage Perspective of Bombings, Religion and Politics” (Trailer) is about. Directed by Raphael Schanz in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Middle East Office, ‘Dear Lebanon’ stands out by solely featuring the voices of teenagers, voices that are more often than not ignored in modern socio-political discourse.

The text goes on to say:

“A new generation grows up wishing for nothing more than to live in peace — a generation that more often than not has one thing on its…

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