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Statue of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid removed in UK
A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in the UK was removed Thursday — just one day after it replaced a monument of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston.
Video shows hardhats in Bristol carefully removing the statue of demonstrator Jen Reid with her fist in the air at around 5:20 a.m., the Guardian reported.
The black resin and steel piece — titled “A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020” — was erected early Wednesday by London sculptor Marc Quinn.
It replaced a statue of Colston, which was torn down last month and tossed into the Avon River.
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said the city was going through an “incredibly delicate time.”
Seeing ‘Black Lives Matter’ written in chalk, one Yakima County town declares it a crime
Miami Archdiocese urges police to investigate decapitation of Jesus statue as hate crime
Statue Of Jesus Vandalized At Catholic Church In Canada
African-American museum removes controversial chart linking 'whiteness' to self-reliance, decision-making
Three arrested after Black Lives Matter mural near Trump Tower defaced for 2nd time this week
Double win at Supreme Court elates religious conservatives
NEW YORK -- Conservative-leaning faith leaders and their allies, outspoken in recent years about what they consider infringements on religious liberties, cheered Wednesday as the Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings that protected certain rights of religious employers.
In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, the high court sided with two Catholic schools in finding that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination. Critics fear the 7-2 ruling will embolden some religious organizations to fire or otherwise discriminate against LGBTQ employees.
And in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also decided 7-2, the court upheld the Trump administration’s allowance for a broad religious or moral exemption from the Obama-era Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers provide free contraception. Opponents say the decision could leave more than 70,000 women without it.
Five Guys employees were fired for refusing to serve police officers in Alabama, as tension mounts between service workers and law enforcement
"Five Guys and the Daphne, AL franchise want to thank the Daphne Police Department for their support in working together toward a resolution," the post reads. "As we uphold our commitment to fair, respectful, and equal treatment for all customers, please know that the actions and sentiments of a few employees in Daphne, AL do not represent Five Guys or the local franchisee."
The Five Guys incident is the latest in a series of confrontations between restaurant workers and police officers in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racism and police brutality in response to the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
That same month, three police officers in Manhattan claimed they were deliberately poisoned by Shake Shack employees after they fell ill from ingesting a mysterious substance in their milkshakes.
In Parkland, one side of the street chanted ‘Black Lives Matter.’ The other, ‘U.S.A.’
Fired North Carolina Cop Claims Racial Comments Are Protected Under First Amendment
Blue and Black Lives Matter protesters clash at Brooklyn rally
MYSTIC INN RACIAL ATTACK SUSPECTS FACE ADDED HATE CRIME CHARGE ... Cops On The Hunt
Police arrest the convicted felon who allegedly sucker-punched a 12-year-old boy. The assault was caught on video.
An 86-year-old was sinking in debt and suffering hallucinations. Then he robbed a bank.
Utah protests erupt after 2 police officers cleared in suspect’s shooting death
Chicago man recently granted visitation accused of fatally beating his 23-month-old after he broke a fan: prosecutors
Man required facial surgery after brutal beatdown in Bronx cellphone robbery: police
The woke 'circus': Charles Barkley torches sports leagues for caving to social justice mob
Basketball legend Charles Barkley is speaking out about the sports world's decision to go woke.
As TheBlaze reported, for example, the NBA will allow players to display social justice messages on their jerseys once the season resumes later this month. Additionally, the phrase "Black Lives Matter" will be plastered on NBA courts.
Meanwhile, the NFL has said it was "wrong" to oppose national anthem protests.
Barkley explained that players should focus their energy on making real, lasting change — not on social justice messages and who is kneeling during the national anthem.
"We need police reform, we need prison reform," Barkley said.
In fact, the former basketball MVP said sports leagues may face backlash from fans who look to sports for a reprieve from the stress of life — not to be lectured about politics.
Jackie Lacey responds to being targeted by Black Live Matter
Majority of Packers fans say they won't go to games, but rest say they're ready for football
Joe Biden’s family racks up arrests for drugs, drunk driving — but no jail time
Black lives matter — so stop supporting policies that have failed Black communities
Although some of the leaders of the best-funded Black Lives Matter organizations seek to move the United States toward socialism and impose other far-left goals (the co-founder of BLM, Patrisse Cullors, acknowledged in a 2015 interview that she is a “trained Marxist”), millions of others who identify with the BLM movement merely want police and criminal justice reforms and greater racial equality.
Improving African American communities is, of course, a noble goal. But it’s exceptionally difficult to fix a problem if one doesn’t identify its cause. And it seems, based on some of the rhetoric from the BLM movement, that many have failed to realize that an important reason why so many Black communities remain impoverished is that liberal politicians have imposed destructive policies on them for decades.
Black Lives Matter's surprising target: Los Angeles County's first Black district attorney
Georgia teen charged with killing her 66-year-old grandmother
A Georgia teen has been charged with murdering her grandmother, authorities said.
Alisha Kianna Pompey, 17, was arrested early Monday after Fayette County deputies found the teen’s grandmother, 66-year-old Dorothy Pompey, dead in the family’s residence at the Four Seasons Mobile Home Park, The Citizen reports.
Deputies were sent to the location for a medical call, but investigators determined domestic violence factored in the elderly woman’s death, Sheriff Barry Babb told the newspaper.
Man Who Killed Seattle Protester Charged With Homicide, Reckless Driving
Attorney blasts DA for saying use of force in Akbar Rogers' arrest was justified
Hit-and-run driver who plowed into protesters at anti-lynching rally arrested in Indiana
Five People Arrested in Pop Smoke Murder Investigation
Zion Williamson Accused of Accepting $400K for Marketing Rights While at Duke
Man shot after gunfire erupts in Bronx street following argument
29-year-old man fatally shot on Upper West Side
Calif. Girl, 13, Was Allegedly Killed After Resisting Sexual Advances of Man She Talked to Online
One Day After Mocking ‘Right-Wing’ Media For Reporting On Crime, CNN’s Cuomo Admits Homicides Are Rising – But Blames It On States Reopening
Lawmaker Introduces ‘CAREN’ Act to Outlaw False Racially-Motivated 911 Calls
A San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation that would outlaw racially-motivated 911 calls such as those made by various “Karens” around the country.
The legislation is appropriately named: The CAREN Act, which stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The bill would charge people who make false racially-biased emergency calls such as the one made by skincare CEO Lisa Alexander (seen above) in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood in early June.
Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit
Oregon Politician Admits Writing 'Racist Letter' Telling Himself He's 'Not Welcome Here'
An Illinois man faces eviction for hanging Black Lives Matter banner from his balcony
Bigoted white woman who called Black Lives Matter protester ‘a gay homosexual piece of crap’ fired from her job
Real-estate developers won't rename 'plantation' properties in South Carolina, Florida
HHS Removes ‘Gender Identity’ from Meaning of ‘Sex Discrimination’ in Obamacare
Homophobic photographer sues state because he doesn’t want to photograph gay weddings, even though nobody has asked him to
Drag Race billboard targeted with crude graffiti in sickening ‘attack on the LGBT+ community’
I’m Through Being Silent About the Restaurant Industry’s Racism
High-Risk Florida Teen Dies of Coronavirus After Going to 100-Person Church Party
The Fort Myers, Florida community mourned after a local teen died of complications from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, at the end of June. Carsyn Leigh Davis, 17, had already battled several illnesses in her short life, including cancer and an autoimmune disorder, but it was COVID-19 that led to her death on June 23.
But a newly-released report from the medical examiner, shows a different side of her death. According to the report, Davis contracted COVID-19 after attending a 100-person party at First Youth Church, where attendees were not required to social distance, and she did not wear a mask.
And after Davis developed COVID-19 symptoms, her parents treated her at home, waiting nearly a week before taking her to a hospital. Her mother, a nurse, and a man identified as her father in the report, a physician assistant, gave Davis azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment despite warnings from the Food and Drug Administration that it caused virus patients to die more rapidly.
DaBaby Plays Indoor Show Where There Didn't Seem to Be Social Distancing or Many Masks
Survey: 3% Of Americans Moved Due To The Pandemic
Country’s largest retailers want mask mandate
Black Friday as we know it is finally dead
Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.
Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows "weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta."
The governor's statement says more than 30 Georgians were wounded by gunfire over the extended holiday weekend, including five people who died.
One of the five deaths was that of an 8-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a car with her mother and another person. Secoriea Turner was killed Saturday night as the car tried to enter a parking lot that had illegal barricades, police said.
Brother of Little Rock mayor steals car with two kids inside: cops
At least 6 kids killed by gun violence over holiday weekend
Michigan 4-year-old shoots sister in head while parents were asleep
Grandfather of 11-year-old gun violence victim says police are not the problem: 'Go after the people that look like me that hurt people that look like me'
Anti-LGBT+ evangelist Franklin Graham says the right to fire people for being LGBT+ is a ‘freedom our nation was founded on’
In a landmark six-to-three ruling on Monday (June 15), the court affirmed that LGBT+ people are entitled to protection from employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity under Title VII, an existing sex-based civil rights law.
Naturally, the decision has not gone down well with the anti-LGBT+ evangelical lobby, who have spent much of the past four years plotting to stack the court with conservatives in order to roll back the tide on queer rights.
To add insult to injury, the court’s opinion was penned by justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee who sided with the liberal justices.
Franklin Graham is fuming that businesses can’t fire people for being gay anymore.
What would happen if there were no police?
In 1969, the Montreal police went on strike. You can go read about the whole thing.
I prefer to quote Steven Pinker, hardly a pro-government shill:
In his book, The Blank Slate, he describes what happened:
“As a young teenager in proudly peaceable Canada during the romantic 1960s, I was a true believer in Bakunin’s anarchism. I laughed off my parents’ argument that if the government ever laid down its arms all hell would break loose.
“Our competing predictions were put to the test at 8:00 A.M. on October 17, 1969, when the Montreal police went on strike. By 11:20 A.M. the first bank was robbed. By noon most downtown stores had closed because of looting.
Within a few more hours, taxi drivers burned down the garage of a limousine service that competed with them for airport customers, a rooftop sniper killed a provincial police officer, rioters broke into several hotels and restaurants, and a doctor slew a burglar in his suburban home.
IKEA sacked a homophobe who told co-workers gay people should be killed. Now, it’s being threatened with a lawsuit
The former IKEA employee, identified as Tomasz K, said he was fired last year after he refused to take down a homophobic comment he posted on the firm’s internal site.
“Acceptance and promotion of homosexuality and other deviations is scandalous,” he wrote, alongside several anti-gay Bible verses.
IKEA said at the time that the employee had expressed an opinion “in a way that could affect the rights and dignity of LGBT + people”.
“In addition, the employee actually used quotes from the Old Testament about death, blood in the context of what fate should meet homosexual people,” it added. “Many employees raised by this entry contacted our HR department.”
Homophobes don’t even try to hide their bigotry as they rage over Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Andrew Christian bag
Coronavirus causing a humanitarian crisis for LGBT+ people around the world
LGBT+ people around the world are facing a humanitarian crisis. And COVID-19 risks decimating the organizations they rely on for support.
UK-based international LGBT+ charity, the Kaleidoscope Trust, conducted research in 37 countries in the Commonwealth – nations that were previously part of the British Empire.
By speaking to 34 LGBT+ charities working in those countries, it found that 85% were worried about their service users’ wellbeing.
And many organizations may not survive. Almost half have no cash reserves. Moreover, most are worried about losing existing or future income.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust.
She says: ‘We are witnessing an emerging humanitarian crisis for LGBTI+ people as government responses to Covid-19 leave vulnerable LGBTI+ communities at grave risk.’
‘Poverty will make our already bad situation worse’
The 1975 singer Matt Healy felt ‘pretty irresponsible’ after kissing a male fan in draconian Dubai
The singer made news in August last year while performing in the United Arab Emirates, where he flouted local anti-LGBT+ laws by kissing a male fan and appearing in front of a giant Pride flag.
While some praised the gesture, the singer also faced criticism from some local LGBT+ activists who warned that he had put the fan at risk with the gesture.
Anti-LGBTQ hate group is behind bid to reopen churches & endanger communities
The anti-LGBTQ hate group Liberty Counsel, one of the groups that serve as the legal defense arm of the religious right, is helping to lead the push to reopen churches during the coronavirus pandemic.
The effort by evangelicals endangers the lives of parishioners and community members who would come in contact with the potentially infected churchgoers who had gathered in large groups.
The group is calling for churches to “ReOpen” on Sunday, May 3 following several instances of far-right ministers refusing to shut down services as part of measures banning large gatherings in a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A Christian evangelist who mocked the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has died after likely being infected while preaching on the streets of New Orleans. A Virginia minister who defied lockdown orders and vowed to keep preaching until he was arrested or died, saying he was protected by God, died less than a week later from COVID-19.
UK moves to ban trans youth from getting gender affirming health care
Police Officer Stripped, Beaten For Sex With Another Man