During a campaign stop in Kalona, Iowa Wednesday, presidential hopeful and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told Think Progress that the Black Lives Matter movement “literally” embraces and celebrates the murder of police officers.

Both blaming President Obama and the Attorney General for the “vilification” of law enforcement, Cruz insisted that the growth of the movement paired with support from allies who speak out against police violence has placed police officers in the line of fire.

“If you look at the Black Lives Matter movement, one of the most disturbing things is more than one of their protests have embraced rabid rhetoric, rabid anti-police language, literally suggesting and embracing and celebrating the murder of police officers,” the Texas senator told Think Progress. “That is disgraceful.”

It seems pretty clear that an African American isn’t going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a “nigger.” And yet that’s what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe , who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise.

The fate of Keith Tharpe was entrusted into the hands of a juror who was unconvinced he, as a black person, had a soul. This seems to fall short of the “impartial jury” guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution.

When it comes to the death penalty , we sometimes claim to be killing the worst of the worst. But the truth is that we are killing the poorest of the poor and disproportionately people of color . Tharpe’s limited financial resources (an aunt has said that as a child his family was too poor to buy “proper food” or even a crib) led to horrifyingly uninformed and unconcerned legal representation. He is also intellectually challenged; he has an IQ of 74, putting him in the lowest 1–2% of the population.

During a campaign stop in Kalona, Iowa Wednesday, presidential hopeful and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told Think Progress that the Black Lives Matter movement “literally” embraces and celebrates the murder of police officers.

Both blaming President Obama and the Attorney General for the “vilification” of law enforcement, Cruz insisted that the growth of the movement paired with support from allies who speak out against police violence has placed police officers in the line of fire.

“If you look at the Black Lives Matter movement, one of the most disturbing things is more than one of their protests have embraced rabid rhetoric, rabid anti-police language, literally suggesting and embracing and celebrating the murder of police officers,” the Texas senator told Think Progress. “That is disgraceful.”

During a campaign stop in Kalona, Iowa Wednesday, presidential hopeful and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told Think Progress that the Black Lives Matter movement “literally” embraces and celebrates the murder of police officers.

Both blaming President Obama and the Attorney General for the “vilification” of law enforcement, Cruz insisted that the growth of the movement paired with support from allies who speak out against police violence has placed police officers in the line of fire.

“If you look at the Black Lives Matter movement, one of the most disturbing things is more than one of their protests have embraced rabid rhetoric, rabid anti-police language, literally suggesting and embracing and celebrating the murder of police officers,” the Texas senator told Think Progress. “That is disgraceful.”

It seems pretty clear that an African American isn’t going to get a fair trial from a juror who calls him a “nigger.” And yet that’s what happened in the case of Keith Tharpe , who Georgia will execute on September 26 for the murder of his sister-in-law, unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise.

The fate of Keith Tharpe was entrusted into the hands of a juror who was unconvinced he, as a black person, had a soul. This seems to fall short of the “impartial jury” guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution.

When it comes to the death penalty , we sometimes claim to be killing the worst of the worst. But the truth is that we are killing the poorest of the poor and disproportionately people of color . Tharpe’s limited financial resources (an aunt has said that as a child his family was too poor to buy “proper food” or even a crib) led to horrifyingly uninformed and unconcerned legal representation. He is also intellectually challenged; he has an IQ of 74, putting him in the lowest 1–2% of the population.

From her Brooklyn bookstore, Darla Pettistone not only sells mysteries, but solves them, aided by her big-boned black cat, Hamlet—who has suddenly pounced into the spotlight after unleashing his fists of furry…  

After a video of Darla and Hamlet performing at a martial arts tournament goes viral, the Florida chapter of the Feline Society of America invites the “Karate Kitty” to be the guest of honor at their championship cat show in Fort Lauderdale.

Upon arrival, Darla discovers that not everyone in the Sunshine State has a sunny disposition. Animal rights activists are on the march, and a cat show contestant stages his own angry protest when his special breed Minx—half Sphynx, half Manx—doesn’t win. Then Hamlet disappears—only to be found next to the dead body of the Minx owner. Now it’s up to Darla and Hamlet to take best in show and collar the killer…( Goodreads)

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