Notable Links: 8-8/14: DELUXE EDITION


A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in the wee hours because he feared his life was at risk.

No one knows why Renisha McBride ended up at the Dearborn Heights home of Theodore Wafer last Nov. 2, although prosecutors speculated that the 19-year-old woman may have been confused and seeking help, hours after she had crashed her car blocks away. An autopsy found she was extremely drunk.

White police officers arrested for murdering daughter’s black boyfriend

Two Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a deadly shooting.

Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife Gina Kepler, 48, were taken into custody regarding the death of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake, a black teen who was dating their daughter.

Meet ‘The Best Technology Reviewer On The Planet,’ Who Is Only 20 Years Old

Marques Brownlee is just 20 years old, but there’s arguably no one better on the internet when it comes to explaining new technologies to the average consumer. Even former Google VP Vic Gundotra called him “the best technology reviewer on the planet right now.”

YouTubers have taken notice of the young man: Brownlee’s YouTube channel “MKBHD” has more than 1.5 million subscribers and nearly 130 million total views on his 640-plus videos.

Study: White People Support Harsher Criminal Laws If They Think More Black People Are Arrested

To reach their conclusions, Hetey and Eberhardt conducted two experiments involving white subjects. In the first, white people were asked to watch one of two videos containing mug shots. In one video, 25 percent of the mug shots were pictures of black men, while in the other video, 45 percent of the mug shots depicted African American males. After watching the video, the subjects were then asked whether they would sign a petition calling for one of California’s strict sentencing laws to be eased.

The result: “Over half of the participants who’d seen the mug shots with fewer black men signed the petition, whereas only 27 percent of people who viewed the mug shots containing a higher percentage of black inmates agreed to sign.”

15 Things Americans Would Know if There Were a “Liberal Media”

1. Where the jobs went.

Outsourcing (or offshoring) is a bigger contributor to unemployment in the U.S. than laziness.

Since 2000, U.S. multinationals have cut 2.9 million jobs here while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million. This is likely just the tip of the iceberg as multinational corporations account for only about 20 percent of the labor force.

When was the last time you saw a front-page headline about outsourcing?

2. Upward wealth redistribution and/or inequality.

In 2010, 20 percent of the people held approximately 88 percent of the net worth in the U.S. The top one percent alone held 35 percent of all net worth.

The bottom 80 percent of people held only 12 percent of net worth in 2010. In 1983, the bottom 80 percent held 18 percent of net worth.

These statistics are not Democrat or Republican. They are widely available to reporters. Why aren’t they discussed in the “liberal” media?

Teenagers in U.S. Prisons: It’s Time to End the Savagery and Neglect

When Inmate H, a teenager serving time at New York’s Rikers Island, fell asleep during a class, a female corrections officer wrapped metal handcuffs around her fist and hit him in the ribcage to rouse him. The tactic worked – Inmate H woke abruptly and shouted an obscenity at the officer. For this, he was: dragged into the corridor; punched in the eye; kicked in the face, head and back repeatedly by multiple officers; kicked in the mouth; and pepper-sprayed directly into the eyes. While the horror show was unfolding, two teachers inside the classroom reported that they heard the young prisoner screaming out, crying for his mother.

Joan Rivers has more terrible things to say about Palestinians: “You deserve to be dead”

Just as Rivers made headlines a few weeks ago for ranting about how the Palestinians “started it” to TMZ cameramen, she again shouted her opinions at them yesterday when confronted at the Los Angeles Airport. “When you declare war, you declare war. They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead,” she yelled, offering no sympathy for the civilians who have died in Gaza, including children. “At least the ones who were killed, were the ones with very low IQs,” she said.

Lou Dobbs: Obama should have noted white Ebola victims “were in Africa caring for thousands of black people”

During a Wednesday edition of his little-watched Fox Business show, noted xenophobe Lou Dobbs decided to engage in one of the conservative movement’s favorite activities of the Obama era: projecting their own obsession with his race onto the president.

While this is always a bad idea, Dobbs’ move was, this time, especially ill-considered, considering it came in the midst of what was supposed to be a discussion of Obama’s much-hyped Africa summit.

Noting that Obama was asked about the experimental anti-Ebola drug that was reportedly used to save two American missionaries, Dobbs complained that the question “implicitly” challenged why the drug was used to help two white people instead of the many black Africans stricken with the virus.


8 thoughts on “Notable Links: 8-8/14: DELUXE EDITION

  1. i’m glad Renisha’s killer has been convicted, they shocked at the verdict, shoot i’m kinda shocked. It is a small victory, but there are still others without justice that have been killed by people that “feared” for their lives.

  2. Man got his jollies from murdering, plain and simple. If he had only just waited for the police to show up……

  3. ..Great links, Brothawolf! I too am concerned about the sentencing that Renisha’s (R.I.P.) murderer will face(?) Hopefully, there will actually be a some actual Justice this time, as of course so many others (such as the young man mentioned in this article above that was wrongfully killed by those “officers”) have not been endowed with their (constitutional) right to receiving the same services.. On a side note, I am really proud of MKHBD for doin’ his thang, and both Lou Slobbs and Moan Rivers need to have several seats, asap!!

  4. ..R.I.P. to Jeremy Lake, and my prayers go out to his family and loved ones..I hope that they stop misusing their power/authority towards those teens too-perhaps an investigation is in order throughout the country..

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