Three-year prison sentence for Facebook hate crime defendant

Tanisha Covington – Evil bitch in lower left panel

Two hours into a court hearing Friday, Tanishia Covington was ready to receive her sentence for her role in the infamous Facebook Live hate crime-hazing and beating of a white, 18-year-old Crystal Lake man.

Following her guilty plea, and requisite recitation of the proof against her, her statement admitting to details of the 2017 incident, and her attorneys’ outline of her troubled life before her arrest and sterling conduct in jail, the time had come for her to address the court.

“I just want to say that I’m sorry to everyone for my participation, (and) being childish and irresponsible and…” Tanishia Covington began.

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Secret Watchdog Report Warned of ‘Undue Pressure’ From CSIS on Detainees Held Abroad

OTTAWA—Newly disclosed documents show a top-secret federal report—kept under wraps for over a decade—criticized Canada’s spy agency for shortcomings as its members increasingly travelled overseas to interrogate people in foreign prisons in the name of fighting terrorism.

The report warned that new practices were needed because Canadians held abroad had little recourse if tortured by a foreign government.

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In Law Enforcement, What Price Diversity?

At some point in the past few decades, the dominant theory behind American policing became that the cops should be drawn from the same ranks as the ethnic groups that made up most of the violent criminals. What started by happenstance, when the Irish were disproportionately represented on both sides of the equation, became codified by the 1970s as police departments around the country hired more black and Hispanic officers in order to “represent” the force to the tough neighborhoods they were patrolling.

The flaw in this notion, however, was almost immediately apparent, as the Martin Scorsese movie, The Departed, so vividly illustrates. It’s easy to get (allegedly) infiltrated…

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The $PLC Is Scared–After Years Of Attacking White Christians, They Cave To Muslim Legal Threats

The good guys won in this case. 

The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed an online list of “anti-Muslim extremists” after British Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz threatened to sue the SPLC over his inclusion on the list.

The list is the fourth article in two months the SPLC has deleted over accuracy concerns.

The left-wing nonprofit first published the list in November 2016, offering it as a “field guide” to journalists.

In addition to Nawaz, the list included Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who advocates against female genital mutilation, among other issues. Ali blasted the SPLC’s “deeply offensive smears” in an August 2017 op-ed for The New York Times.

The inclusion of Nawaz and Ali on the list sparked a backlash, including from establishment publications like The Atlantic, but the SPLC didn’t remove the page until Awaz took legal action. The SPLC did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment by press time.

The SPLC still keeps a list of “anti-Muslim” hate groups.

 

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‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack pleads not guilty to sex trafficking

It was a villainous scheme too twisted for any superhero show.

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday for her role in sick upstate sex cult Nxivm, where prosecutors allege she recruited “slaves” to sleep with the group’s leader — and held them down as they were “branded” with his initials.

A gaunt, disheveled Mack, 35, appeared in Brooklyn federal court Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking and forced labor — a month after leader Keith Raniere was collared on the same charges.

I love Post covers.

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DNC on Verge of a Nervous Breakdown with Russia Lawsuit

At last—after what feels like decades—we have some transparency in the Russia matter!

No, I’m not talking about how the DOJ finally, after another seeming eternity, coughed up the Comey memos—although the vacuous and contradictory contents of the oddball former director’s jottings might have something to do with it.

I am referring to the astonishing revelation that the Democratic National Committee (aka the DNC) is filing a lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election.

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Covering up of half-naked warrior statue for Islamic conference in Italy criticised as cultural censorship

The covering up of a marble statue of a muscular, half-naked Greek warrior for a conference on Islam in Italy has drawn accusations of overly-zealous cultural censorship.

The reclining statue of Epaminondas, a fourth century BC general who fought for the liberation of the Greek city-state of Thebes, was draped in a red satin sheet to spare the sensibilities of Muslim delegates.

Conservative politicians seized on the case, claiming it was an example of Italy going too far to accommodate the feelings of immigrant communities.

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