Teacher, School Settle Church State Case in Colorado

A couple months ago, a teacher in Florence, Colorado filed a lawsuit against the school alleging rampant violations of the Establishment Clause by the school, nearly all of them involving a local church that was allowed to use school facilities and proselytize students and faculty. The two sides have now reached a settlement in that case and a consent decree has been issued. Among other allegations in the case:
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Police Union Defends Abusive NYPD Officers Caught on Tape

Yeah I know, that’s a man bites dog headline if ever there was one. The two officers seen on tape beating the crap out of a guy — a black guy, of course — who was cooperating with them, unarmed and with his hands up, have been suspended from street duty. But the union is offering vile and ridiculous arguments to defend them:
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Gramm Decries ‘Exploitation’ of CEO With $158 Million Golden Parachute

Former Sen. Phil Gramm, a lickspittle for the rich if ever there was one, testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee this week and was outraged — slammed the table and everything — that his good friend, former CEO of AT&T, was “exploited” because he only got a $75 million payout when he retired (it was more, actually).
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Wiles: Obama is Going to Slaughter Millions of ‘Resistors’

It’s a day that ends in Y, so that means Rick Wiles made another bizarre, hyperbolic and dystopic prediction about how Obama is going to destroy the entire world, especially Christians. Obama, he says, is going to “slaughter millions of American resistors in a bloody cleansing of the general population.”
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Wingnut Predicts More Abortion Clinic Violence

John Zmierak, the extraordinarily bigoted editor of televangelist con man James Robison’s rival to BarbWire called The Stream, made a prediction that sounds a lot like a threat to me, that in the wake of the incredibly dishonest videos released pushing the lie that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal body parts there will be more violence at clinics.
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