Call Me Crazy, But I'm OPPOSED To Violence Against Women. But Then Again, I'm Not A Congressman.

The Violence Against Women Act, which has been law since 1994 and a consistently easy bill to renew each year, was prevented from coming to a vote on the House floor at the end of the last session because some members of Congress were uncomfortable with additional language protecting Native Americans, LGBTQ people, and undocumented immigrants. I'll let you guess which party they were from. The bill died.The bill does a lot of important stuff. Learn about it. Then yell at your congresscritters. They'll be bringing it back up for a vote soon.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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