[video]Spain: Vegan activists use their bodies to protest meat industry

Just two months after Barcelona officially declared itself ‘veg-friendly, friend of vegan and vegetarian culture’, twenty vegan activists from AnimaNaturalis took part in a street performance, at Placa Sant Jaume, Sunday, to protest against the production and consumption of meat.

Performers stripped naked and crouched on human-sized trays, while other activists poured fake blood on them, packaged them up, and presented them to onlookers as a row of meat products to be bought in a supermarket.

BREAKING: George Zimmerman Shot in the Face in Florida

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Looks like karma has finally caught up to George Zimmerman. WFTV in Florida is reporting that he was just shot in the face during a road rage incident.

LAKE MARY, Fla. —

Channel 9 has learned that George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident Monday inSeminole County on Lake Mary Boulevard.

Authorities said Zimmerman was shot in the face during a confrontation with a driver. They said the injury appears to be minor.

Earlier this year, the Department of Justice said it would not pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing in 2013.

[video] Six Officers Charged in the Death of Freddie Gray

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby just made the announcement that six officers will be charged in the death of Freddie Gray. According to the Baltimore Sun, the charges are as follows:

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, who was the driver of a police van that carried Gray through the streets of Baltimore, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office. A man who answered the phone at Goodson’s home declined to comment and hung up the phone.

Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

Let’s hope justice is served in full to all those who played a role in this tragedy.

[video] Group of Protesters Face Off with Baltimore Police After Funeral for Freddie Gray

Just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, protesters returned to the streets, where they ended up clashing with police in riot gear, as shown in the video above. The protesters are seen hurling rocks and other objects at the police as they retreat from the scene. The USA Today reported the following in regards to the conditions of the officers involved…

Baltimore police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said seven officers were injured. He said one officer was “unresponsive” and others had broken bones. He condemned “criminals who violently and without provocation attacked our police officers.”

He said officers would respond with tear gas and “pepper balls.”

“We will continue to keep the city safe,” he said.

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As of now, there have been no reports of protesters being injured.

[Pics] Ferguson Police In Riot Gear Confronting An Unarmed Man Go Viral

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After the tragic (and by witness accounts) murderous  death of 18 year old Mike Brown, things have reached a boiling point in St. Louis with reported looting and clashes with police. These photos have captured the tense moments of the aftermath of the death of Mike Brown.

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Images of police confronting an unarmed black man protesting the fatal shooting of Michael Brown have been going viral.

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SENATE APPROVES HEALTH CARE REFORM

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WASHINGTON – With support from a lone Republican, a key Senate committee Tuesday approved a middle-of-the-road health care planthat moves President Barack Obama‘s goal of wider and affordable coverage a giant step closer to becoming law.

Maine Republican Olympia Snowe said she was laying aside misgivings for now and voting to advance the bill, a sweeping $829-billon, 10-year health care remake that would help most Americans get coverage without creating a new government insurance plan. “When history calls, history calls,” said Snowe.

Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., called his bill “a commonsense, balanced solution.” A distance runner, Baucus has endured months of marathon meetings to get this far. It’s not the finish line.

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15 Year-Old Set on Fire in Florida

Youth Violence is everywhere.  Regardless of race or sexual orientation, bullying is on the rise and needs to be addressed.  This is more serious than an old-school fight at recess.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Three juveniles are in custody in connection with an attack on a 15-year-old boy who was deliberately set on fire near a Deerfield Beach apartment complex pool, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called to the Lime Tree apartments in reference to a teen who suffered a burn injury at about 3:15 p.m. Monday.When deputies and firefighters arrived, they found the victim, Michael Brewer, sitting in a lawn chair near the pool. The teen had been burned extensively above the waist, and he said that he was splashed with a flammable liquid and then set on fire.

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Allegations of hazing in the Navy

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(Joesph)Rocha says others, including his chief, suspected he was gay when he showed no interest in sexual escapades with women. He became a prime target, he says. “It was everyday for 28 months, for 16 hours a day. Nothing I did was good enough; all of my achievements were overshadowed by ridicule of my sexuality.”

In its own investigation of the Bahrain unit, the Navy found more than 90 incidents of hazing and other abuses. It says sailors were “hog-tied’ … force-fed liver dog treats and told to make dog and duck sounds” and “…duct-taped to a chair, rolled outside, and then left in a dog kennel until released.” That last example, Rocha says, was about him.

According to the investigation, Rocha and several others in his unit also allege the man who ordered much of the abuse was Chief Master-at-Arms Michael Toussaint. “He loved his authority. He loved his power,” says Shaun Hogan, who served in Bahrain with Rocha and says he was hazed as well. He and other sailors told CNN that Toussaint created such an atmosphere of fear, no one was immune – even Toussaint’s number two, Jennifer Valdivia.

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R.Kelly Beats all Charges of Child Porn Rap

Told you this cat would beat the charges. Read my earlier posts.

CHICAGO – A jury acquitted R. Kelly on all counts of child pornography after less than a day of deliberations Friday, ending an ordeal for the R&B superstar that began when he was charged six years ago.

The Grammy award-winning singer dabbed his face with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys after the verdict was read. The singer had faced 15 years in prison if convicted.
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