The Power of Hate – In Loving Memory Of Nabra Hassanen

Thousands have signed a petition calling on state and federal officials to investigate the 17-year-old’s death as a hate crime. But the case, like others before, highlights how challenging it is to apply that label and the narrow criteria it needs to meet.

17 year-old Nabra Hassanen. (Photo: Facebook)

FAIRFAX, Va - Social engineering has brought us the current political and social climate that we see today.  It has legitimized and validated people who harbored cultural biases. Nabra had three strikes against her, she was black, Muslim, and a female, all three components put her at increased risk of social ostracization and potential

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Muslim Teen Leaving Virginia Mosque Murdered

The attack occurred as a man in London plowed his van into a group Muslim worshipers outside a mosque, killing at least one person.

17 year-old Nabra Hassanen. (Photo: Facebook)

Police in Fairfax County, Va, say they believe the remains of a female found in a pond Sunday afternoon are those of a 17-year-old girl who was assaulted and disappeared hours earlier while walking with a group of friends. Multiple news outlets report that the group was walking to a mosque, while others report that they were leaving a

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Shot Outside Washington

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice when a gunman opened fire at the Alexandria staduium.

Emergency personnel respond after reports of shots fired Wednesday June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Va. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was among several people shot Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice, law enforcement officials say. Two police officers and three others were also reportedly wounded in what authorities say was a “deliberate attack.” The lone gunman, identified as James T.

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill That Will Effectively Turns Cops Into Secret Police

“It’s like a secret police force. A police force the public must pay for, but a police force the public is not entitled to look at with any scrutiny”.

Ferguson

In the United States, the Fourth Estate, also known as the Fourth Power or the fourth branch of government, has always been a popular label for the media’s role in a free society. But in the state of Virginia, legislators want to remove that power from the press by shielding police officers from public scrutiny. Senate Bill 552, which has

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Virginia Man Dies After Being Tasered Over 20 Times While In Police Custody

Police Chief James Binner stated that “The deployments of Tasers when a subject has become violent, causing damage to property and placing the safety of persons at risk, as was the case with Linwood Lambert Jr., is appropriate and necessary use of force.”

Linwood Lambert, 46, was tased over 20 times in thirty minutes by police the night he died

A hearing in a wrongful death lawsuit for a man who died in police custody begins Thursday in Virginia. Linwood Lambert, 46, was tased over 20 times in thirty minutes by police the night he died, according to Joe Messa, an attorney for the Lambert family. Lambert's sister, Gwendolyn Smalls, filed the $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against

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Police Bully Family Farm Over ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sign

The police union at the Fairfax Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77 called for a boycott of the family business, according to local WUSA.

Published in partnership with CounterCurrent News. Virginia police couldn’t believe a local family farm would have the audacity to post a “black lives matter” sign on their window. Far from just a statement, the phrase has come to indicate support not just for the idea that black lives matter just like all other lives, but also for the wave of

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