What’s Current: Over 100 people taken into custody in Louisiana — ‘The only violent people were the police’

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A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge. (Image: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters)

At least 50 protestors were arrested on Sunday at the Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, bringing the number of people taken into custody over the weekend in the Louisiana capital to 160. Protester Elizabeth Thomas, 22, told CBC News, “The only violent people were the police.”

Jill Stein, the Green party’s presumptive nominee, offers to step aside and let Bernie Sanders run if he leaves the Democratic party and joins the Greens. The Guardian reports:

“Stein said the Democratic establishment had conducted ‘psychological warfare’ against Sanders and ‘sabotaged’ his attempts to gain the party’s presidential nomination. Many of his young, progressive supporters are now moving over to the Green party rather than fall in behind Clinton, Stein added.”

Rose McGowan calls critic Owen Gleiberman’s comments about Renee Zellweger’s face “vile, damaging, stupid, and cruel.”

Rodney Barras, 55, the Regina man behind “Babes Behind Bars,” a website aimed at connecting incarcerated women with men “on the outside,” has been charged with sex-related offences involving minors. Turns out he has a history of sexual offences involving children.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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