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‘The Daily Show’ is taking on the issue of police brutality, highlighted by the Eric Garner case.

The 43-year-old Staten Island resident is the “gentle giant” who died on July 17 after being placed in a chokehold by police during an arrest for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.

On Monday night’s show, senior black correspondent Larry Wilmore compared Garner’s case to a recent incident in Michigan in which a man brandishing a rifle threatened police — but instead of a chokehold, he got a conversation and his gun back.”Seriously, he was asking for a chokehold, and they still didn’t give it to him,” Wilmore told host Jon Stewart.

“I mean, this guy could have shot his way out of Fallujah. The only thing Eric Garner was brandishing was his black.”Check out the clip for more.

via ‘The Daily Show’ Takes On Police Brutality: ‘This Sh*t’s Gotta Stop Already’.


Shoppers and Internet users alike were surprised to discover the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll at Toys “R” Us – a doll made anatomically correct for a male baby.Neither the company’s website nor the toy’s box specifies that the doll is anatomically correct, which apparently has been especially shocking to shoppers who are used to dolls made without genitals.

In response to the doll, some Facebook users have called the toy inappropriate and unnecessary for kids. Others have joked that it’s a unique way to end a “gender reveal” party. Some parents simply requested that the manufacturer put a warning label on the box.

Despite the negative reaction, writer Monica Beyer of has insisted that there’s nothing inappropriate about the doll.“What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual?” Beyer wrote. “Because that’s what it sounds like when people say that it’s wrong for little girls to see it. The truth is, when a child points out the body part that she doesn’t have, all a parent is required to do is call it by its name.

“Beyer adds that this type of body-shaming should be stopped in its tracks early on in a child’s life.

via Anatomically Correct Toys ‘R’ Us Doll With Penis Shocks Shoppers.

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Florida mother is facing a felony child neglect charge after she allowed her son to walk to a local park alone.

On Sunday, Nicole Gainey gave her son Dominic permission to walk from their house to Sportsman Park, a half-mile away, or about a 10- to 15-minute walk.

“I honestly didn’t think I was doing anything wrong, I was letting him go play,” said Gainey.

Along the way, the 7-year-old passed a public pool and someone asked him where his mother was.

“They asked me a couple questions and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops,” Dominic said.

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The boy was playing when Port St. Lucie Police pulled up.

“They said where does your mom live?” he said.

Police took him home and that’s when his mother was arrested, charged with child neglect.

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A Pennsylvania woman who told a witness she was running away from an alleged attacker was rescued after being impaled on a cemetery fence.

Emergency workers found the unidentified woman stuck on the five-foot-tall iron fence surrounding Vine Street Cemetery, in Hazleton, The Standard Speaker reported. One of the woman’s legs was impaled on the fence, while the other was still inside the cemetery.

Rescue crews reportedly worked for 30 minutes using power saws and a grinding tool to cut the section of the fence that the woman was stuck on. A towel was used to shield her from ensuing sparks.

“We removed a section of the fence and sent it with her the hospital. It was the only way to prevent her from bleeding to death if the spike cut through an artery,” city fire Chief Brian Mandak told The Standard Speaker.

The victim was taken to…

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Posted: July 23, 2014 in America