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"Making A Murderer" Brendan Dassey Has His Conviction Overturned
Thanks to the power of Netflix original "Making A Murder"—which documented Daseey and his uncle Avery's trial in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach—Brendan Dassey's conviction has been overturned by a federal judge, according to Variety.
A judge ordered that Brendan should be "released from custody unless, within 90 days of the date of this decision, the State initiates proceedings to retry him." Dassey had been sentenced to 41 years in prison on first degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault and mutilation of a corpse. The court found Dassey's confession in the murder involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, according to court documents. (via: Variety)
Donald Trump (Probably) Don't Pay No Tax, But Hillary Does!
According to tax returns released Friday, Hillary Clinton paid a 34.2-percent federal tax rate and a 43.2-percent state and local tax rate in 2015. Meanwhile, Donald Trump still has not released his tax returns because of an alleged audit by the IRS. Sounds crooked af to me. (via: NYT)
20-year-old American swimmer Simone Manuel made history by becoming the first black American woman to take home an individual gold medal for swimming. On Thursday night following her victory, she spoke about police brutality and race and said that her win meant even more given the race tension in the U.S.
“It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality,” Manuel said. “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues that are going on. My color just comes with the territory.”
Meanwhile, Simone Biles, legendary gymnast won two gold medals —one for Women’s Individual All-Around, and one for Team in the same category. #SLAYMONE
Grindr Launches A Fashion Brand
Grindr hops on the athleisure bandwagon with a 29-piece collection in collaboration with Print All Over Me printing studio. The collection of windbreakers, swim trunks, jockstraps, bandanas, track pants and sweatshirts will retail for $25-$130. All proceeds go to Athlete Ally, a non-profit that fights homophobia and transphobia in sports. The prints are Greek-themed and kewt as fuck. Shop it here.
PostedAug 12, 2016