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LeBron James may be new to town, but he better learn that Miami belongs to Dexter Morgan.
Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter – the least possible sentence – after shooting an immobilized and unarmed Oscar Grant on the Oakland Subway system. Here’s how some media organizations described the aftermath:
Fox News: Violent protests erupt after ex-transit officer convicted in train station killing.
CNN: Crowds storm streets after verdict in killing of unarmed black man
MSNBC: Oakland cops arrest scores after verdict protest turns violent
CBS News: Oakland Crowd Upset with Shooting Verdict
AP: Oakland police make 50 arrests, with more expected
L.A. Times: Oakland protesters clash with police after verdict in BART shooting
DOMA Unconstitutional: At least one part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional says a judge. Look for Obama and team to push this all the way to the Supreme Court.
A Steele-y Grip: Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he’s not going anywhere. The DNC hopes this is the case.
Brazil Soccer Crime: It’s not well known in the U.S., but in Brazil, Bruno – the starting goalkeeper for the defending Brazilian champions Flamengo – appears to have ordered the extremely brutal murder of his former girlfriend.
Newsweek: Should the Birth-Control Pill Be Sold Without a Prescription? The answer’s Yes if you believe in women’s choice and health. The answer is no if you believe God will send us all to hell for even creating such a pill.
Mel Gibson’s Latest Project: So here’s the pitch: A crazed celebrity who has lost touch with reality commits domestic abuse. The cops show up. It all ends in a mug shot.
Free Lindsay: For God’s sake, just let the girl party. Once she actually hurts someone, toss her in the clink.
LeBron and Gone: Lebron James will play with the Miami Heat next year. You may now continue with your regularly scheduled life. Except for Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, who is still probably losing it.
Spain Wins World Cup: At least that’s what psychic octopus Paul says.
Ramona’s Voice: Listen up: What jobs are you talking about?
Brian Kanowsky: Indiana’s economy under Mitch Daniels.
Down With Tyranny: Miami GOP Chairman Asked to Resign Over Domestic Violence Record.
On the Colbert Report, long-time Daily Show fans couldn’t have been happier to see Steve Colbert and Steve Carell bring back “Even Stephen”
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