New York man convicted of murdering Muslim cleric and assistant

Oscar Morel, 37, found guilty in deaths of Maulana Akonjee and Thara Uddin, who were shot as they walked home following prayers

A New York City man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.

A state supreme court jury convicted Oscar Morel, 37, in the fatal shootings of Imam Maulana Akonjee and Thara Uddin, his friend and assistant. The men were shot as they walked home following prayers on August 13 2016.<...

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NRATV host is upset a Parkland shooting survivor used swear words to describe the NRA

Just one day after saying he would not attack young people leading and participating in the March for Our Lives protest, NRATV host Grant Stinchfield lashed out at Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg over a video where Hogg, a badass, called the NRA “sick fuckers.”

“What sick fuckers are out there that want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected?” Hogg says in the video of an interview h...

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Josh Horwitz Spoke to The New Yorker

Before the March for Our Lives, a Bit of Good News on Gun Control

After the terrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in December, 2012, Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, helped put together a group of prominent public-health and mental-health professionals and experts on gun violence. “A lot of people were saying, if we could just do something about mental health, we could stop something like Sandy Hook,” Horwitz recalled. “So we looked a...

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Progressive Policy Wins in the Omnibus

Congress has enacted a sweeping omnibus bill that funds government programs and agencies for the current fiscal year. Like any massive, compromise legislation, it has both positive and negative aspects. On the negative side, the biggest disappointment is the failure to provide any protection for Dreamers—even while increasing funding for certain aspects of immigration enforcement. President Donald Trump created cruel and unnecessary uncertainty for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and the...

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