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New Jersey’s red light camera program has been suspended pending a widespread number of tickets issued erroneously to people going through yellow lights.
That’ll do it.
The newly-installed cameras, placed at busy intersections to capture speeders and red light runners in the act, result in tickets being mailed to the violators.
In addition to coming as a surprise (and raising civil rights questions) among those who are unaware they’re being filmed … they’re also not accurate.
In New Jersey, 63 out of 85 traffic cameras apparently weren’t calibrated correctly and not allowing sufficientMore >
Susan Sarandon is an outspoken liberal who has once again generated controversy with a statement.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, says Sarandon is “a despicable person” who “doesn’t know what she’s talking about” when it comes to the pope’s past.
During an interview over the weekend at the Hamptons Film Festival, the Oscar winner talked about sending a copy of the book “Dead Man Walking” to the pope and said: “The last one [Pope John Paul II], not this Nazi one we have now.”
Of course, it has come out that Pope Benedict actually was a memberMore >
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer are officially wife and wife. The couple got married yesterday at Blitzer’s aunt’s home in Connecticut.
It May 2010, Wright came out as gay, an admission that resulted in death threats and thoughts of suicide. Just two weeks later, though, the country singer met Blitzer, a GLBT Civil Rights activist, and eventually fell in love.
Both brides wore a white gown for the wedding because, as Wright joked to People, “we like our hair too much!” We wish this pair a long, happy marriage.
Guitar great Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves’ fifth annual Civil Rights Game Sunday against the Phillies.
The Mexican-American Grammy-winner used the occasion at Turner Field to openly criticize Arizona and Georgia for their tough new immigration laws.
Saying that he represented immigrants, Santana said, “The people of Arizona, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia, you should be ashamed of yourselves.”
The Braves won 3-2 Sunday, but Atlanta’s still the loser, Carlos feels.
Friday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill requiring employers toMore >
She received death threats Wright is engaged to Lauren Blitzer, her rep confirms. when she first came out, but now it’s all worth it for country singer Chely Wright. That’s because she’s found the love of her life.
“Out country singer Chely Wright and her fianc
Recently going on record with how difficult it can be to balance life as an openly gay man with life as a a recording artist, Adam Lambert stopped and combined both worlds this week.
Prior to performing “A Change Is Gonna Come” in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the singer told the crowd:
“The thing about the song is, it’s amazing that it was originally intended for civil rights, and ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t noticed, the gay and lesbian community is in a civil-rights movement right now.”
Adam then detailed his own experiences with discrimination before moving into a heartfeltMore >