In April 2016, Scottish YouTuber Mark Meechan uploaded a video titled “M8 Yer Dugs a Nazi” that ended up getting 3 million views. In the video, Meechan teaches his girlfriend’s dog to raise its leg every time he says “Seig Heil.”
To the police, this was worse than unfunny. It was criminal. Meechan was arrested, spent a night a jail, and was charged with committing a hate crime. The self-proclaimed “sh**poster” claimed he was just trying to annoy his girlfriend, but on Tuesday he was found guilty by Airdrie Sheriff Derek O’Carroll of posting a video that was “grossly offensive.”
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CBS News President David Rhodes announced Thursday that the network has named Caitlin Conant as its new political director and that she will be based in Washington, D.C.
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The New York Times is selling tickets for a night with resistance leader Sally Yates.
Kermit Davis, the University of Mississippi’s new basketball coach, declared on Monday that under his leadership, the team and its athletes would respect the national anthem and the American flag.
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HuffPost deputy opinion editor Chloe Angyal documented on Twitter last week the success she has had in using racial quotas to publish more minority writers.