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A local Fox news affiliate in Baltimore has apologized for erroneously using a video clip of a protest to illustrate anti-police sentiment calling it an "honest misunderstanding."

In the video above, from a WBFF Fox45 news segment, a woman is heard chanting "kill a cop," which would indeed be startling if it were true, especially in light of the recent shootings in New York. But it's not.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, this is taken completely out of context, as many pointed out.

The original clip is from a "Justice For All" March in Washington, D.C., and the woman featured in the video, Tawanda Jones, is not asking for anyone to be killed.

"We won't stop! We can't stop! Till killer cops are in cell blocks!" she says as you can hear below (at 0:42).



Jones' brother Tyrone West died in 2013 while in police custody.

WBFF interviewed Jones following the screw up, and she said she is baffled as to why they edited the clip the way they did.

"You'd have to be an idiot – someone that hates – to say 'kill somebody,' especially some cops that I need to protect my family," she said. "Nobody deserves to be brutally murdered."

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A few players on the St. Louis Rams decided to hold a little protest of their own on Sunday, prior to their game against the Oakland Raiders, by entering the field with their arms up to show support for the protesters in Ferguson.

Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens all participated in the stunt before pregame introductions, with the coach denying any advance knowledge of it.

The St. Louis Police Officers Association is not amused. They are asking the NFL to issue an apology calling it "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory."

But the Rams are standing by their actions.

"I just think there has be to a change," said Cook. "There has to be change that starts with the people that are most influential around the world."

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While the world was gawking at Kim Kardashian's oily butt, Australians were sticking their own butts up in the air on Bondi Beach to speak out against the government's lack of action on climate change.

In 2009. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott called climate change "crap," but changed his stance this year to say he would take it "very seriously."

But because Abbott decided against adding climate change to agenda of the G20 summit, which kicks off this weekend, more than 400 protesters gathered to shove their heads in the sand to make a statement.

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This image has been circulating on Twitter with the hashtag #GoodellMustGo.

For reference, here is the original image:

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Maximo Caminero, a Miami-based artist, was named in a police affidavit as the defendant. He told an officer that his act was a protest against the gallery's decision to only display international art.

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A Virginia woman rode her horse to the DMV after her driver's license was wrongfully suspended. After submitting valid proof of insurance both through regular mail and email, the department of motor vehicles claimed they did not receive it and issued a suspension of Ashlee Owens' license. That's when she decided to pay the DMV a visit that created a scene reminiscent of 'the old west.'

After two hours, the DMV acknowledged their mistake and reissued Ashlee her license, allowing her to ride off into the sunset in triumph.

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AM New York reporter Tim Herrera spotted Detective Rick Lee, better known on the internet as Hipster Cop today at a New York City protest held on the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. He's still rocking that stylish blue cardigan, but those brown wingtips are a major upgrade.

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This week, a group of Cooper Union students devised an improvised pulley system to deliver some pizza to their fellow classmates who barricaded themselves inside the college to protest the school's proposal of a tuition system at the traditionally free institution.

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As many as 200,000 Egyptians assembled in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other major cities across the country to protest against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's self-issued edict that grants him sweeping powers, including what his critics say is immunity of his office and his Muslim Brotherhood-controlled assembly from judicial oversight. Since President Morsi's declaration of the decree last Thursday, a 15-year-old member of the Muslim Brotherhood has been killed, more than 500 people injured and a dozen of his supporters' offices ransacked or set ablaze.



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