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Month: July 2017 (page 1 of 4)

Who Will Be the Next Contestant Fired on ‘White House Apprentice’?

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (Photo SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

My money is on new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. From my latest commentary on The Root:

Although Jeff Sessions has done everything in his power to prove he is still loyal to the head diva in charge, Trump still did talking heads and Twitter threads hinting that he wants him gone. Your president does not appreciate backstabbing and wavering fealty, which is why I am worried that the next person to be kicked out of the house, if not Sessions, will be new Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Read “Will New Chief Of Staff John Kelly Be the Next Contestant Fired on White House Apprentice? 

Woman Goes To File A Complaint Against Police, Steals a Gun In The Process

LaToca Davis

LaToca Davis

How bold do you have to be to go in to file a report against police and then steal a gun while you are at it?

A St. Louis woman has been charged with felony stealing after she reportedly went to the city’s Civilian Oversight Board to file a complaint against the police and ended up stealing an investigator’s gun while in the building.

Read “St. Louis Woman Filed Complaint Against Police, Then Stole Investigator’s Gun

D.C. Cop Seen Wearing Racist Shirt

Racist Shirt Worn By DC Cop Vincent Altiere

Racist Shirt Worn By DC Cop Vincent Altiere (Law4BlackLives)

An officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., has been accused of wearing a shirt with a racist symbol on it while he was on duty, and has now been placed on “non-contact status” pending the department’s investigation into the incident.

Read “D.C. Cop Under Investigation For Wearing a Shirt With a KKK Symbol While On Duty

Aurora, Colo. Pays $110,000 To Black Man Who Was Unlawfully Detained and Tased By Police

Darsean Kelley

ACLU video screenshot

Another day, another video showing law enforcement abusing their powers against a black man, but this time, the case ends with the city of Aurora, Colo., agreeing to pay $110,000 to settle a claim brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado on behalf of Darsean Kelley, who was unlawfully stopped, detained, and tased by Aurora police just as he informed them, “I know my rights.”

Read “Unlawful Detention and Tasing Claim on Behalf of Black Man Ends With $110,000 Settlement

Black People Can’t Even Mind Their Own Business Without Being Harassed By Cops

Marlin Gipson

Marlin Gipson (courtesy of Lee Merritt)

Lee Merritt, the Philadelphia-based attorney representing 20-year-old Marlin Gipson; his 22-year-old brother, Marcus Gipson; and 21-year-old Devontae Williams, said in a written statement that the three young men were out mowing lawns and promoting their yard-care business, D&M Lawn Services, in their own neighborhood when they were approached by Deputy Shane Cates of the Harris County Constable Precinct 1.

Read “Another Day, Another Video Showing Black People Being Harassed by Law Enforcement

Calif. Teen Allegedly Drives Drunk, Livestreams Crash That Killed Her Sister

Obdulia Sanchez

Obdulia Sanchez (Merced County Sheriff’s Office)

A California teen who was allegedly driving drunk when she livestreamed the car accident that took the life of her younger sister was charged Wednesday with multiple felonies including gross vehicular manslaughter.

Read “Calif. Teen Livestreams Deadly Crash, Charged With Gross Vehicular Manslaughter in Death of Her Younger Sister

What is Wrong With Giving Money to the Homeless?

Cheyenne Police Department

Cheyenne Police Department/Facebook

Mahatma Gandhi said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members,” and this statement rings true today, especially in these United States. With the homeless population remaining an often overlooked segment of our population, it takes a special kind of dick to kick a man while he’s down and shame the people who tried to help him in their own way.

Read “Wyo. Police Arrest Homeless Person, Shame Public for Giving to Panhandlers

Baltimore Police Officer Plants Drugs Then Pretends to Find Them in Drug Bust

Baltimore Police Officer Planting Drugs

Baltimore police officer plants drugs then pretends to find them (Baltimore Sun video screenshot)

A police officer in Baltimore, Md., has been suspended, and two of his colleagues have been placed on non-public contact administrative duty after the public defender’s office released body camera footage that shows the officer planting drugs at a crime scene prior to making an arrest.

Read “Body Camera Footage Shows Baltimore Cop Planting Drugs

Donald Trump Wouldn’t Have Appointed Jeff Sessions If He Had Known He Was a Mark Ass Buster

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images)

Where are your president’s handlers when he needs them? Does he even have handlers? Is there anyone in the White House that is in charge of making sure he doesn’t say stupid stuff to the media he is so critical of? Apparently not, because this latest thing is a doozy.

Read “BIG MAD: Trump Says He Never Would Have Appointed Sessions If He Had Known He Wouldn’t Have His Back With That Whole Russia Thing

Jeff Sessions Just Made It OK For Police to Take Your Property Even If You Haven’t Been Charged With a Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting the controversial “adoptive forfeiture” program, which allows local police departments and law enforcement agencies to seize the property of people suspected of a crime, even if they haven’t been charged with or convicted of one.

Read “Jeff Sessions Just Made it Easier For Law Enforcement to Seize Your Assets Even If You Haven’t Been Convicted of A Crime

 

Rumor About OJ Getting Caught Masturbating Is False

OJ Simpson

O.J. Simpson (R) s (Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images)

A rumor spread across the Internet and social media on Wednesday that alleged OJ Simpson could miss out on the possibility of parole because he had been caught by a female corrections officer masturbating in his cell. People were amused by the fact that something as seemingly innocuous as relieving his sexual urges into a sock (or a tissue or a towel or whatever) could cause OJ to have to remain in prison.

Read “OJ Simpson’s Parole Is NOT In Jeopardy Because He Let Loose the Juice In His Prison Cell

Another Alleged Suicide – Does This Sound Real?

Anthony Garrett

Anthony Garrett (GoFundMe)

Las Vegas Police want us to believe that 16-year-old Anthony Garrett killed himself, but what really happened?

Read “What Really Happened to 16-Year-Old Anthony Garrett? 

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