A 50-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in Nashua, New Hampshire. Video from two copters shows that after the man gets out of his vehicle and laid down to surrender, a half-dozen cops surrounded him and punched and kicked him repeatedly. Police sources told a TV reporter that after an initial review of the video, an investigation is likely. Former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis questioned their actions. "Clearly, this is a tough video," he said. read more
Despite the success of his campaign, it doesn't appear that Trump has had much of an impact on the broader GOP. A look at other races for Senate and Gubernatorial seats indicates that traditional candidates are still the favorites to win the Party's nominations. Whether it is open seats or those already held by a GOP incumbent, ballot applications are not showing a flood of insurgent candidates nor are polls or donations showing an interest by Party voters for such candidates.
The AP is reporting that former Florida Sen. Bob Graham says that he has been notified by the Obama administration that they may declassify at least a portion of the missing 28 pages from the 9-11 report within the next couple of months. read more
A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. read more
"A federal appeals court in Richmond sided with a Virginia transgender student and overturned a ruling barring him from using the boys' restroom because he was born as a female."
The rule in question is a school district rule, not law. The district provides both male and female restrooms as well as unisex but the student argued that he was not welcome in the girls bathroom and that using the unisex bathroom was stigmatizing.