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  • Settlement between city, Breonna Taylor's family includes $12 million payout, police reform

    09/15/2020 12:08:45 PM PDT · by Severa · 93 replies
    WLKY.com ^ | Sept 15, 2020 | WLKY.com
    A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death civil lawsuit between the family of Breonna Taylor and the city of Louisville. The deal includes $12 million for the family and more "significant" police reforms, including new drug testing rules for LMPD officers, an incentive for officers to live in specific neighborhoods and a new level of scrutiny over search warrants. Mayor Greg Fischer announced the changes at 2 p.m. with Taylor's family, attorneys Lonita Baker and Ben Crump, and others.
  • Corruption's in the Air; Sharpton Returns

    09/12/2020 12:06:09 PM PDT · by dmam2011 · 7 replies
    Clarksvillian Underground ^ | September 11, 2020 | Dave McGuire
    (CU) - The Reverend Al Sharpton is the man FBI agents referred to as “CI-7”, short for confidential informant #7, in secret court filings. In those documents, investigators confidently vouched for him as being a reliable, productive, and accurate source of private information regarding investigations into illegal activities. Today Sharpton continues to straddle the corporate and street cultures while maintaining the unofficial position of America’s senior spokesman for civil rights issues. Our collective memories don’t appear to be as strong as needed or the left side of the political aisle simply assumes short memories have washed clean Sharpton’s reputation.
  • Al Sharpton Says ‘Latte Liberals’ Want to Defund the Police

    09/08/2020 5:11:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday slammed the nationwide call to defund the police as a “latte liberal” ideology. Sharpton made the comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” during a discussion about policing and a recent spate of violence in the Big Apple. “To take all policing off is something that I think a latte liberal may go for as they sit around the Hamptons discussing this as some academic problem,” Sharpton said.
  • Al Sharpton: 'Defund Police' Is Nonsense for Latte Liberals in the Hamptons

    09/08/2020 6:19:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How dangerous have things gotten in the New York City under Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo? So bad that even Joe Scarborough has to grudgingly admit that things were a lot safer under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. So dangerous that even Al Sharpton has to oppose defunding the NYC police, saying that notion is something for "latte liberals" sitting around in the Hamptons. Those surprising statements were heard on today's Morning Joe. NYC resident Willie Geist was left as the sole defender of the city, claiming that, unlike others, he feels safe. But in a bit of unintended gallows humor,...
  • Teachers’ Union Won’t Go Back to School -- But Will Go to Sharpton’s 50,000 March

    09/03/2020 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    FPM ^ | 9/3/20 | Daniel Greenfield
    The American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten claimed at the union's annual convention that teachers were so terrified of going back to school that they were "quitting in droves" and "making their wills". The AFT threatened that its members would go on strike if they were expected to go back to actually doing their jobs and teaching in a classroom. In New York City, the United Federation of Teachers, which is affiliated with the AFT, marched with cardboard coffins and fake body bags. Some union teachers wore skeleton t-shirts. A Halloween skeleton attached to a garbage bag held...
  • Louisville Black Lives Matter Using 'Mafia Tactics' on Hispanic Business Owners

    08/02/2020 4:28:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August, 2020 | Rick Moran
    The Louisville cadre of Black Lives Matter activists sent a letter to many downtown businesses demanding they “diversify” their employees. But at least one Cuban-American business owner objected to the threatening tone of the letter and posted his displeasure on Facebook. Fernando Martinez owns a restaurant group with several Hispanic eateries. He accused BLM of using “mafia tactics” and explained his position. “There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in,” Martinez wrote in a public Facebook post. “… All good people need...
  • Customer’s Black Lives Matter button prompts ‘civil disturbance’ at NC ice cream shop

    07/23/2020 3:08:51 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 16 replies
    Charlotte Observers ^ | 7/23/20 | Mark Price
    An ice cream shop is at the center of ongoing protests in Gastonia. The ongoing protests are centered around Tony’s Ice Cream on East Franklin Boulevard. When police responded Wednesday night, they closed all roads near the business. Thursday, Tony’s Ice Cream was closed. People came by to write supportive messages on their door. Police say the protests happened following some “civil disturbances” there at Tony’s Ice Cream on Monday and Tuesday. The crowd was being dispersed by police.
  • Biden and DNC outraise Trump and RNC during blockbuster fundraising month

    07/01/2020 11:03:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01 2020 | Paul Steinhauser, Nick Givas
    President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden both set eye-popping fundraising records last month – but Biden’s records were larger. The former vice president’s campaign announced on Wednesday night that they, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and their joint fundraising committees hauled in a combined $141 million in June, which was by far the campaign’s best monthly figure to date. Biden’s campaign called it a “jaw-dropping sum of money”
  • Starbucks to allow baristas to wear Black Lives Matter attire and accessories after backlash (socially responsible coffee)

    06/12/2020 7:21:28 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 67 replies
    msn ^ | today | Amelia Lucasstarbucks
    Starbucks said Friday that the chain would allow workers to wear attire and accessories highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement, reversing its prior stance after social media users called for boycotts of the company. Buzzfeed first reported on Wednesday that the coffee chain would not allow its employees to wear Black Lives Matter clothing or accessories, and management justified the decision by saying that such items could be misunderstood and incite violence. While Starbucks has a policy against wearing personal, political or religious clothing or accessories, workers told Buzzfeed that the company hands out buttons and attire celebrating LGBTQ rights...
  • Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show Loses Disney & Other Advertisers Over George Floyd Killing & Black Lives Matter POV

    06/11/2020 4:48:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | June 10, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    Tucker Carlson may have one of the most watched shows on cable news, but the Fox News Channel host is losing advertisers – again. Whereas in 2018, over 20 companies yanked their ads after Carlson obtusely proclaimed that the undocumented made America “poorer, and dirtier, and more divided,” this time the exits are over the host’s stance on the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed against police violence and racism.
  • NBC News Parent Company Comcast Pledging $100,000,000 to ‘Advance Social Justice and Equality’

    06/10/2020 11:00:12 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/10/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The corporate apparatus that oversees NBC News has again revealed itself to be a massive SJW media behemoth. And it is devoting $100 million to prove it.
  • Deborah Batts, federal judge set to oversee Avenatti’s Stormy Daniels trial, dead at 72

    02/03/2020 10:25:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 3. 2020 | Emily Saul
    Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts who was slated to oversee Michael Avenatti’s Stormy Daniels-related embezzlement trial, has died. She was 72. The Philadelphia-born jurist, who was the first openly gay member of the federal judiciary, passed away February 2, according to sources familiar with the matter.
  • Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

    12/14/2019 8:32:51 AM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    OANN ^ | December 24. 2019 | Matthew Green and Valerie Volcovici
    MADRID (Reuters) – Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world.[snip] The annual climate marathon had been due to conclude on Friday, but dragged on with ministers mired in multiple disputes over implementing the Paris deal, which has so far failed to stem the upward march of global carbon emissions.[snip] The Paris process has been weakened by a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to begin withdrawing the world’s...
  • Malaysia rejects ‘less than $2bn’ compensation offer for 1MDB from Goldman Sachs

    11/01/2019 6:39:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    offer from Goldman Sachs over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fund (1MDB) scandal. The country’s prime minister ­Mahathir Mohamad, who is still demanding $7.5bn (£5.8bn) in compensation for losses incurred, told the Financial Times in an interview yesterday that he was not satisfied with the offer.
  • Malaysia files criminal charges against 17 Goldman Sachs executives

    08/09/2019 4:36:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 Aug 2019 | A. Ananthalakshmi
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) following an investigation into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal that led to the demise of state fund 1MDB.Those charged on Friday include Richard Gnodde, chief executive of Goldman Sachs International, Michael Evans, president of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and a former director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, and Michael Sherwood, former vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group.The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the bank for its role as underwriter and arranger of the bond offer....
  • U.S. Probes Deutsche Bank's Dealings With Malaysia's 1MDB: WSJ

    07/11/2019 4:23:39 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    US News ^ | 11 July 2019 | Staff
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Deutsche Bank AG violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. The news comes after the bank announced plans to scrap its global equities unit, cut some fixed-income operations and slash 18,000 jobs globally in a 7.4-billion-euro ($8.34 billion) restructuring program. Deutsche Bank's work for 1MDB included helping to raise $1.2 billion in 2014 as concerns about the fund's management and financials had begun to circulate, the newspaper said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter....
  • SHOCK: Chick-fil-A Has Been Bankrolling the Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC)

    11/28/2019 6:58:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/28/2019 | Tyler O' Neill
    Chick-fil-A, once under fire for donating to "anti-LGBT" Christian organizations, has now taken flack for funding seemingly pro-LGBT charities. In a truly shocking development, the fast-food chain even funded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which is notorious for slandering conservative and Christian organizations by calling them "hate groups" on par with the Ku Klux Klan. While conservative Christians have been defending Chick-fil-A from criticism, the fast-food chain donated to one of their worst enemies.On Wednesday, a Christian non-profit Chick-fil-A once supported called for a boycott of the fast-food chain. "It’s time for Christians to find a fast-food alternative...
  • Rep. Al Green’s Probe into People’s Sexuality

    11/24/2019 11:21:34 AM PST · by The Houston Courant · 8 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | November 24, 2019 | K. Schleicher
    Rep. Al Green’s Probe into People’s Sexuality Mark Zuckerberg, the creator and CEO of Facebook, which currently has 2.7 billion users around the world plans to launch a digital currency and payment platform named Libra. The establishment of such a product requires consideration of multifaceted ramifications. The House Financial Services Committee is charged with investigating the potential liabilities Libra may impose on competing digital currency, the U.S. dollar and the global commercial system built around it. Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington D.C. to respond to questions about the new money. Zuckerberg delivered an opening...
  • Why Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream is dead

    09/16/2019 5:42:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2019 | Douglas Murray
    At the very moment when the issue of race might at long last have been put to rest, it is now becoming the most important issue of all. The decades since the 1960s saw the growth of “black studies” in American universities. The courses started out in part as a way of de-stigmatizing the group and educating people about a crucial aspect of their history. But, just as a popular strand of feminism turned from celebrating women to vilifying men, a portion of black studies started attacking people who were not black. A discipline intended to de-stigmatize began to re-stigmatize....
  • Woman who claimed Trump forcibly kissed her drops lawsuit

    09/06/2019 6:56:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/2019 | Josh Gerstein
    A former Trump campaign aide who claimed she was “forcibly kissed” by Donald Trump during his presidential bid has dropped her lawsuit over the episode. Alva Johnson is also dropping another part of her suit that alleged the Trump campaign underpaid women and minority employees. Johnson’s suit grabbed headlines over her assertion that Trump abruptly kissed her as he was getting ready to make a public appearance at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., in August 2016. However, the outlook for the legal challenge dimmed in July when lawyers for Trump filed with the court and released publicly a video...