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  • Boy, 3, among 7 shot in West Englewood...; teen shoots self in head after police pursuit

    08/17/2018 7:00:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/17/2018 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Rosemary Sobol
    Seven people have been shot during one attack on Friday night on the South Side, Chicago police said. The shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 65th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Officer Norma Pelayo, who was citing preliminary information. Further details were not immediately available. Other Friday shootings left a 27-year-old man fatally wounded and three others wounded. A “young male’’ between the ages of 15 and 17 shot himself in the head following a foot pursuit with police in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. It...
  • Calling 911 On Black People May Be Hate Crime Under Proposed Law

    08/16/2018 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 59 replies
    Prospect Heights Patch ^ | 08/15/18 | Kathleen Culliton
    CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — New Yorkers who call 911 on law-abiding people of color are committing hate crimes and should be prosecuted, according to a state senator who was recently reported to police for campaigning in his own district. State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who represents Brownsville, Crown Heights and Flatbush, proposed new legislation a week after a self-described Trump fan called police to report him for speaking to constituents in public. It would criminalize 911 calls against people of color without evidence of malice. "That's gonna be a hate crime," Hamilton said. "This pattern of calling the police on black...
  • Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

    08/15/2018 11:20:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press
    For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book — and in turn, his calling her a "dog" — have not been enough for many African-Americans to invite her back to the family picnic. Too little, too late, many said. "Her tell-all mea culpa won't win her any brownie points with most...
  • Trump cannot even commemorate Charlottesville correctly (race-baiting thrash)

    08/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12th 2018 | Jenifer Rubin
    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, President Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil — or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base. Trump unleashed a furious backlash a year ago when he engaged in jaw-dropping moral equivalence, saying there were “very fine people, on both sides” (meaning both Nazi sympathizers and anti-Nazi protesters) and later claiming there was “blame on both sides.” Saturday, he gave the same wink to white grievance mongers, insisting on Twitter,...
  • Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’

    08/13/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Sandrarose ^ | August 1, 2018
    Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’ Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tamar Braxton has responded to a Delta Airlines statement blaming her “unusual behavior” and her refusal to follow a flight attendant’s instructions during a recent flight. Tamar’s sister Towanda accused a Delta pilot of ridiculing Tamar after the pilot left the safety of the reinforced cockpit to deal with the part-time singer’s unruly behavior. “@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta,” Towanda wrote in an Instagram post dated July 28. “Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler...
  • Hundreds Of Federal Employees Will Be Moved Out Of DC

    08/10/2018 3:57:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 122 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/18 | Tim Pearce
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving two agencies and roughly 700 federal employees out of Washington, D.C., to save money and improve the department’s service to taxpayers. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be fully moved out of the nation’s capital by 2020, according to the USDA. A location hasn’t been picked yet.“It’s been our goal to make USDA the most effective, efficient, and customer-focused department in the entire federal government,” Perdue said in a statement. “In our Administration, we have looked critically at...
  • How Republicans Can Switch From Offending Minority Voters To Wooing Them (Barf Alert)

    08/09/2018 7:00:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 9th 2018 | Dasaun McClinton
    Millennials are the most likely fully adult generation to be registered as independents, and the most likely to vote for Democrats. A great part of this is due to biases in education and media, but blame also rests on the shoulders of Republican candidates, who have spent decades underappreciating the implications that changing U.S. demographics have for the party. After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, the Republican establishment released an autopsy stressing the importance of Republicans working to make inroads with the country’s growing demographics, but the Republican base instead doubled down on the aggressive rhetoric and hardline policy stances that...
  • Florida tourist dies after being punched by driver in New York City following stepsister wedding

    08/09/2018 1:47:35 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    A Florida tourist died Tuesday, two days after he reportedly was punched in the face by a driver he may have mistaken for an Uber driver in New York City. Sander Szabo, 35, died at the hospital two days after the driver of an SUV delivered a blow to the Florida native’s face, causing Szabo to fall back and slam his head into the pavement, police told the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday. Szabo was in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens returning to his hotel just after 1 a.m. Sunday when he was hit.“When he was hit, he...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash Wedding Of Cop Linked To Stephon Clark Shooting

    08/07/2018 1:42:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    CBSLocal ^ | August 7, 2018 | Shirin Rajaee
    One of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day.
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash Wedding Of Cop Linked To Stephon Clark Shooting

    08/07/2018 6:38:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | August 7, 2018 at 12:24 am | By Shirin Rajaee
    <p>SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day.</p> <p>Sacramento police have not released the names of the two officers who opened fire on Clark on March 18 due to safety concerns. CBS13 has blurred the faces of the newly released video to protect their identities.</p>
  • 4 Men in a Car With Gun at 2 am Results in Misdemeanor

    08/07/2018 5:55:52 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 27 replies
    Oak La ^ | August 6, 2018 | Michael Dominic
    The Cook County State’s Attorney denied felony charges against any of 4 men, who parked in front of a home with a gun and drugs in a car. The police were patrolling in the area when the officer observed a strange license plate on the vehicle and decided to follow the car. The officer pulled behind the car but didn’t activate his lights. When the officer approached the car, he smelled burnt cannabis as the driver rolled down the window. The car had Arizona license plates and the driver produced a title to the car that had not been properly...
  • Work halted on Mountain Valley Pipeline (WV)

    08/05/2018 1:49:30 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | August 4, 2018 | MetroNews Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC — Work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline has come to a halt after a Friday order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The agency issued the stop work order a week after the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals pulled a permit needed for construction in the National Forest. The 300 miles pipeline is under construction to carry natural gas from Wetzel County, West Virginia to Pittsylvania County, Virginia. FERC ordered a halt to all work with the exception of what it considered measures necessary to land management and stabilization of the right of way and work areas....
  • Charlottesville, Act II

    07/30/2018 6:31:06 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Aletho News ^ | 7/30/2018 | Richard Hugus
    The anniversary of the August 12, 2017 Charlottesville protest is coming up. It was on this day, so the story goes, that the left confronted the right over the right’s support for a statue of civil war general Robert E. Lee and a woman was killed by a white nationalist driving his car into a crowd of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other protestors. Because applications by “Unite the Right” for a return to Charlottesville were turned down, the protest this year is scheduled for Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House in Washington. The ANSWER coalition, representing...
  • Deputy's graphic Facebook post describing fight with suspect goes viral

    07/30/2018 6:03:38 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/2018 | Samuel ChamberlaiN
    A West Virginia sheriff's deputy has posted a harrowing account of her fight with a suspect on Facebook in order to, as she puts it, to give "a swift kick in the ass to a lot of cops." Brooke County Sheriff's Deputy Kristen Richmond and three of her colleagues were called to Bethany College early Friday to respond to a report of a man throwing things out a third-floor dorm window. After they arrived, Richmond encountered 21-year-old Brandon Jackson, whom she said "was gooned up on an unknown drug."
  • Black Lives Matter to stage counterprotest against 'White Civil Rights' rally in DC

    07/29/2018 8:51:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    The Washington, D.C., chapter of Black Lives Matter is planning to stage a counter-protest against the "White Civil Rights" rally scheduled to take place near the White House next month. The organizer of last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., received a permit in July to host a similar rally on Aug. 12 in the nation's capital. The Black Lives Matter activists told a local Fox affiliate that they are disappointed the National Park Service approved a permit for the white nationalist protest. Black Lives Matter and Shut It Down DC are calling on "all anti-fascists and people...
  • NFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem

    07/19/2018 8:21:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Aris Folley
    The National Football League announced Thursday that it will freeze its new policy requiring players to remain standing during the national anthem. The NFL said in a statement that it has been “working on a resolution to the anthem issue” with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), one week after the association filed a grievance against the league over its controversial anthem policy. “In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy,” the NFL's statement reads. “No new rules relating to the anthem will...
  • East Pittsburgh sees protests in police shooting that killed Antwon Rose, 17

    06/21/2018 8:12:12 AM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies ^ | 6/20/18 | Frank Miles
    Protests erupted outside of the East Pittsburgh Police station over a 17-year-old boy shot and killed by a police officer late Tuesday as he ran from a traffic stop related to a separate shooting. The gathering for Antwon Rose, which spread across social media with photos and video, saw demonstrators praying, chanting, marching and calling for an end to violence and police brutality, KDKA reported. One video, as The Tribune-Review reported, showed a cop car trying to push through the crowd; others showed protesters linking arms as well as shouting for justice.The protests continued even after heavy rain swept through...
  • Protesters Shut Down Parkway East Over Killing Of Antwon Rose By East Pittsburgh Police Officer

    06/22/2018 4:12:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | June 21, 2018 | David Highfield
    FOREST HILLS (KDKA) — Hundreds of protesters blocked traffic on the Parkway East, creating a major traffic jam late Thursday night into early Friday morning, as they held another rally in response to the police-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. by East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld. The protesters marched from the East Pittsburgh Police Station, down Route 30 in Forest Hills to the Parkway East where they blocked traffic in both directions, backing up traffic for miles for hours. Around 1 a.m. Friday, police told the protesters still on the scene to leave or be arrested. Around 1:30...
  • Protests continue after body cam video released of South Shore police shooting

    07/16/2018 9:08:16 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 07/15/18 | Jessica D'Onofrio, Michelle Gallardo, Leah Hope and Liz Nagy
    Hundreds of protesters turned out again Monday, taking over the same block of 71st Street where police shot and killed a man in the South Shore neighborhood on Saturday. The protests continued after police made the unprecedented decision to release body-camera video of the incident, less than 24 hours after it happened. It's been two days since 37-year-old Harith Augustus was shot and killed during a confrontation with Chicago police officers. An independent investigation into the shooting is underway, but several groups say they don't trust it. "I think that Mr. Augustus' constitutional rights were violated," said Maxwell Little, South...
  • NYPD moves forward with disciplinary proceedings in Eric Garner's death: report

    07/16/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The New York Police Department (NYPD) reportedly announced that Monday that the police officer accused of choking to death Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, will face a disciplinary hearing. White NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo could face dismissal nearly four years after Garner’s death, the Associated Press reported. The lawyer for the NYPD criticized the Department of Justice (DOJ) for dragging its feet on whether it will bring about a federal criminal case. “Based on our most recent conversations, it has become clear that a definite date by which time a final decision by the U.S. DOJ will be rendered...