Fusion
Botched Chicago ICE raid leaves man in serious condition from gunshot wound
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
A Chicago man was shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent on Monday morning during a raid operation, the agency has confirmed. Chicago police said a 53-year-old man was shot in his left arm at about 6:20 a.m local time this morning. Family members identified the wounded man as Felix Torres. Police said Torres …
A mother filmed the very invasive TSA pat-down of her teenage son
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
Jennifer Williamson is “livid” at the Transportation Security Administration after her son Aaron was subjected to what she claims is a particularly invasive and totally unwarranted pat-down at the Dallas Fort-Worth airport this weekend. In video posted on Facebook Sunday morning, Aaron is shown standing spread eagle as a TSA agent pats his arms, legs, …
The tragedy of DC’s missing girls highlights the mistrust between police and communities of color
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
The ongoing controversy over missing girls in Washington, DC has highlighted a deep divide between the city’s African American community and its police department. The DC police credit an enhanced social media strategy with creating greater urgency around the missing teens—who are mostly black and Latinx. But concerns have been raised about whether city officials …
Jeff Sessions just launched his most explicit threat yet to sanctuary cities
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in keeping with the Trump administration’s hardline stance against undocumented immigrants, announced Monday that the Department of Justice will sever federal grant money to sanctuary cities. NEW: AG Jeff Sessions announces that sanctuary cities will not receive @TheJusticeDept grants if they do not comply with federal law pic.twitter.com/wUrwLTd6uG — CBS Evening …
Watch the White House’s appalling response to the white supremacist murder in New York
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
During Monday’s White House press briefing, a reporter asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions a question about the white supremacist who killed a black man in New York last week. Sessions ignored her completely. “What about the Eric Gardner case and the white supremacist that killed a black man in New York,” reporter April Ryan said …
The new ‘Power Rangers’ movie features a rare depiction of people of color living with autism
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
There are a handful of updates in Lionsgate’s new Power Rangers reboot that speak to Haim Saban’s original mission of telling a story about the power and strength that comes from diverse groups of people working together. In this telling of the Rangers’ origins, Trini, the Yellow Ranger, is a queer woman and it’s heavily …
ICE rounds up 26 parolees showing up for court-ordered community service
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
Immigration officials in Texas arrested 26 undocumented immigrants on Sunday who were showing up to a job site to perform their court-ordered community service hours. The individuals arrested were set to perform tasks like picking up trash along highways, according to KXAS-TV, the local NBC News affiliate. ICE officials waited for a bus dropping off …
A North Dakota oil spill turns out to have been much, much worse than we thought
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
In early December 2016, the Belle Fourche oil pipeline spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Ash Coulee Creek near the North Dakota town of Belfield—about 150 miles away from the Standing Rock camp, where activists were busy protesting against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. At the time, it was reported …
This Guatemalan teen allergic to smoke invented a hypoallergenic fire log
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
Ken Lou became one of Guatemala's youngest inventors at age nine when he invented a fire log from recycled materials.
The rotten underside of America’s newfound love for avocados
March 27th, 2017, 04:07 PM
Your daily avocado toast is doing a lot more harm to the environment than you think.