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  • Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives [Black Police Commish: Men Were Rude!]

    04/19/2018 7:35:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WTOP ^ | 4/19/18
    ... video, recorded on a white customer’s cellphone video, galvanized people around the country who saw the exchange as modern-day racism. In the week since, the men have met with Starbucks’ CEO and have started pushing for lasting changes... ...Nelson wondered if he’d make it home alive. “Anytime I’m encountered by cops, I can honestly say it’s a thought that runs through my mind,” Nelson said. “You never know what’s going to happen... ...Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who’s black, said in a Facebook post that arresting officers “did absolutely nothing wrong,” and added that Nelson and Robinson were disrespectful to...
  • Anyone here have a "mypillow"?

    04/18/2018 11:39:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 163 replies
    FREEpers | 4/18/18 | sff
    Do you have these? Are they worth the money? I see several different "fill" levels. Just asking for some testimonies to see if it is worth spending the money, because they are pricey and money is tight. But we're having a hard time sleeping sometimes. Help!
  • Retweet this if you gave more to charity last year than Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife

    04/18/2018 11:35:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    twitchy ^ | 4/18/18 | Greg P
    ...de Blasio and his wife released their 2017 tax return and it revealed the couple, who earned $223,000 last year, only donated $350 to charity. Which, according to the return, was $150 less than what the[y] paid the person who prepared their taxes:
  • NBC, Chuck Todd Hide Wife's Kaine Donation...Getting Millions from Bernie Campaign

    04/18/2018 11:26:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 10/26/16 | T Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never felt any need to disclose this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC (August 7, September 18, and October 23). But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007 with fellow James Webb aides Steve Jarding and Jessica Vanden Berg, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.992 million made...
  • VIDEO: Another racist Starbucks incident involving Black man barred from bathroom

    04/17/2018 4:17:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    The Grio ^ | 4/16/18
    A new video has been released on social media showing a Starbucks manager alerting authorities to get a Black man removed from a Los Angeles area store. Before the video began, the man was allegedly denied the bathroom code and was told that it was because he had not yet made a purchase
  • Broadway, TV actors share stage with Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

    04/17/2018 2:28:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/16/18 | M Seiden
    Charity event held at BB&T Center For nearly three hours Monday night, Broadway and television entertainers shared the stage with star students from Stoneman Douglas High School. For some Broadway actors, like Eitan Benson, who grew up in Coral Springs, the benefit concert was all about the children. “When I saw what happened in February, I was devastated...
  • Miami Media Local Visit by Trump; Fails again to mention RECORD LOW unemployment for minorities

    04/17/2018 2:17:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    4/17/18 | sff
    Tuning in this morning. Trump was in Miami yesterday. Trump met with local business leaders...Some hispanic and women. During the meeting, Trump spoke the truth about unemployment--blacks and Hispanics are benefiting Bigly from the economy. Miami media is focused like a laser beam on issues affecting minorities. Every perceived problem in either one of those demographic groups is highlighted. Today, the day after the visit, I haven't seen ONE SINGLE MEDIA outlet report or repeat the good economic news for minorities. Granted, it is so early I haven't had time to look at the print rags. But tv "news" is...
  • Black men's arrests at Philadelphia Starbucks prompt city probes amid national outcry

    04/16/2018 9:40:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4/14/18 | Patricia Madej, Joseph N. DiStefano & Jacob Adelman
    Philadelphia’s mayor’s office and Police Department have begun separate investigations into the arrest of two African American men waiting to meet an acquaintance at a Center City Starbucks on Thursday after a video of the incident was widely shared on social media, triggering national outrage.
  • ...Broward Co. Sheriff’s Materials Say First...Officers on Scene should ‘Confront the Shooter

    04/15/2018 5:18:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ‘Remember, every time you hear a gunshot in an active shooter incident; you have to believe that is another victim being killed.’ Four Officers on Scene at February 14 Parkland Shooting Did Not Enter School Building Judicial Watch today released Broward County Sheriff’s Office training and operation materials that specifically dictate that the first one or two officers on the scene of an active shooter incident “will immediately go to confront the shooter.” The Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s Standard Operating Procedure and lesson plans for an active shooter incident were obtained by Judicial Watch via a Florida Sunshine Act records...
  • President Trump signs H.R. 1865...to Fight Online Sex Trafficking [IGNORED BY MEDIA!]

    04/14/2018 4:41:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    the you tube ^ | 4/11/18
    President Trump signs H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. April 11, 2018. President Trump signs bill to combat online sex trafficking....which makes it a Federal crime to own, manage, or operate a website with the intent to promote or facilitate prostitution. H.R. 1865, the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017,” which makes it a Federal crime to own, manage, or operate a website with the intent to promote or facilitate prostitution.
  • Ex-CIA director tears into Trump: 'Your kakistocracy is collapsing'

    04/13/2018 8:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/13/18 | J Thomsen
    Former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday went after President Trump over his attacks on former FBI Director James Comey, tweeting that Trump’s “kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey.” “As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived,” Brennan tweeted at Trump.
  • Controversial gun rights advocate won’t be allowed to speak at Stoneman Douglas

    04/13/2018 6:25:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/13/18 | S Travis
    Mrjory Stoneman Douglas High will not allow gun rights advocate Charlie Kirk to speak on campus. “The school’s administration has met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus,” Cathleen Brennan, a Broward School District spokeswoman said in a statement late Thursday night. The decision came a day after Kirk, whose appearances on college campuses have drawn protests, announced on Twitter he had accepted an invitation from students to speak at the Parkland school, which was the site of a Feb. 14 shooting that left 17...
  • Breaking: Protestors saying "no justice no peace"...

    04/11/2018 10:10:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    NBC MIAMI "reporter" ^ | 4/11/18 | Jamie Guirola
    Protestors saying “no justice , no peace” stop Brickell traffic between 7th and 8th on Biscayne Blvd.
  • Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

    04/11/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/11/18 | Eriq Gardner
    A shareholder sues Netflix board members with the allegation they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals."
  • Millennial poll: Historic youth wave coming in 2018, Dems outnumber GOP 2-1

    04/10/2018 1:50:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/10/18 | Paul Bedard
    ounger Americans have long told pollsters that they plan to vote and they are set to make good on that promise this fall in historic numbers. And when they do, it will be a wave favoring the Democrats, according to a new survey of voters aged 18-29 from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics being released Tuesday. The survey found that 53 percent probably or definitely will be voting. And of those most likely to vote, 55 percent lean Democratic and 21 percent Republican.
  • Miami students walk out to protest off-campus gun violence

    04/10/2018 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Hundreds of students have walked out of their Miami high school to protest gun violence after four current or former classmates were shot off campus. The students chanted "no justice, no peace" Tuesday and carried "enough is enough" signs outside Northwestern Senior High School.... No arrests have been made.
  • Bill Nelson spreads wrong information after shootings in Liberty City, Parkland

    04/10/2018 2:40:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 4/9/18 | ALEX DAUGHERTY AND DAVID SMILEY
    ....Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat spread misinformation after the Parkland shooting, and now he’s spreading misinformation about a shooting in Liberty City that claimed the lives of two young people..... In a tweet on Sunday night, Nelson cited a Democratic state representative and said “apparently assault weapons [were] used”... Nelson also spread misinformation about the Parkland shooting. Four hours after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nelson went on a media blitz with the major TV networks. He cited the FBI and said shooter Nikolas Cruz wore a gas mask and tossed smoke grenades as he shot people....
  • Gay couple assaulted during Miami Beach Pride event, police say

    04/10/2018 2:16:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 4/9/18 | T Swift
    A gay couple and a bystander who tried to help them were assaulted Sunday after the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, police said. Rene Chalarca and Dimitri Lugonov told police they were were attacked by three men after they shared a hug while waiting to use a restroom... ....one of their attackers yelled an offensive Spanish word for homosexuals before hitting them several times, according to the police report. A bystander who saw the attack and tried to intervene was pushed to the ground and suffered a cut to the back of his head, the report said....
  • Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers'

    04/09/2018 8:50:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    [DHS] wants to track the comings and goings of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a database. The DHS’s “Media Monitoring” plan, which was first reported by FedBizOpps.gov, would give the contracting company “24/7 access to a password protected, media influencer database, including journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.” in order to “identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.”
  • Northwestern Senior High Student Killed In Liberty City Shooting [Grandstanding Superintendent]

    04/09/2018 5:58:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 4/9/18
    A shooting in Liberty City left two dead and sent two others to the hospital. Miami Police responded to the scene off NW 63rd... .... Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho came to the scene to speak with police and console family members as well as assure the community they’re taking action....