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Attorney General William Barr admits unfair policing of African Americans is a 'widespread phenomenon' but rejects calls to defund the police and says 'black lives are protected' by cops
Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that the unfair policing of African Americans is a 'widespread phenomenon' before rejecting calls to defund the police.
Protests over the recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and other African Americans have ignited a national conversation about the role of law enforcement in society.
During an interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas, Barr addressed policing in America, saying: 'I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, in particular, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt.'
Young Trump supporter, 18, says Marquette University threatened to rescind her offer after she posted TikTok videos in favor of the president that sparked death threats from students
Driver, 27, who hit Seattle protesters, killing one and injuring another, is charged with vehicular homicide and remains in custody on $1.2million bail
White woman attacks a black and indigenous protester with a HOCKEY STICK for laying in the road and blocking traffic during a demonstration in Canada
Kansas man, 55, sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for strangling his 50-year-old girlfriend and then pushing her over the balcony of a cruise ship
Man with COVID-19 who was arrested for breaking a mandatory quarantine several times is released because of New York's bail reform laws
Seven protesters arrested during Portland riots over Fourth of July week hit with federal charges for vandalizing courthouse and assaulting cops with high intensity lasers
Man 'stabs a grandmother, 96, to death with a PITCHFORK in Chicago'
California church officials tell black Star Wars stunt woman 'All Lives Matter' as they put up 'no trespassing' signs after she sat on their lawn
Man faces hate crime charges over string of racist graffiti in Arlington Heights
Fire Island Parties, Packed With Gay Revelers, Spark Outrage and Worry
Fire Island is under fire for violating social distancing guidelines over the July 4 weekend.
Clips and images of hundreds of maskless, shirtless partygoers packed on beaches and in private homes circulated on social media through influencers like journalist Chris Weidner. The posts sparked backlash and calls for more action from law enforcement.
The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America's Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief
‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
Arizona PR exec and QAnon follower films herself trashing rack of face masks in Target while ranting 'we don't want to do this anymore' and saying 'I'm a blonde, white woman wearing a fucking $40,000 Rolex'
Harvard doctor says the US needs a mandatory mask order across ALL states to combat rise of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
JWoww Shuts Down 'No Mask' Haters On Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Birthday Pics
Expert claims Americans will wear masks for ‘several years’ due to coronavirus
California Abandons Equality under the Law
Here are some unexpected developments: In Mississippi, Republicans have decided to excise the Confederate flag; in California, Democrats have decided to legalize racial discrimination.
Who had that on their 2020 bingo card?
In 1996, California voters by a substantial margin enacted a constitutional amendment reading: “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group, on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” The Democrat-run state legislature has just voted to repeal that amendment.
California had a long struggle with race-based admissions practices in its public universities, most famously with the Bakke case, in which the Supreme Court upheld race-based policies. The 1996 amendment was an attempt to sort that out in the most straightforward fashion, by insisting that the state take no notice of race at all in its policies. That was, for some generations, the great aspiration of most good-hearted Americans, who took it to be the dream of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech.
California Democrats such as Assemblyman Todd Gloria insist that eliminating rules against racial discrimination are necessary to “advance true racial and gender equity in this state.” That is, of course, nonsense. It is, in fact, self-refuting nonsense — the fact that the ethnic makeup of California’s state universities does not reflect the ethnic makeup of the state is not an indictment of colorblind university policies but an indictment of the state’s K–12 education system and other institutions. Racial preferences do not create equality — they camouflage inequality.
Resurfaced clip shows Jimmy Kimmel laughing as Megan Fox talks about Michael Bay sexualizing her when she was 15
"I'm taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family," Kimmel said. "There's nothing wrong. I'm healthy, my family's healthy, I just need a couple of months off."
Many wondered if Kimmel was taking time off to allow the heat die down over resurfaced video clips of him in blackface doing an exaggerated impersonation of former Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone, especially since this has been the summer of canceling people.
On the heels of Kimmel's blackface controversy, another old clip has emerged that shows the progressive TV host in a very negative light.
Old Joe Rogan Podcast Clip Sparks Discussion About Male Comedians and Rape Culture
Megan Fox Clarifies She Was Never Sexually ‘Assaulted or Preyed Upon’ by Michael Bay
Ron Jeremy Charged With Raping Three Women
Multiple Women Accuse Games Writer Chris Avellone Of Sexual Misconduct
Precinct 4 constable deputy offered $80 to teen for sexual act, police allege
Is Singapore's Pervert Problem Getting Worse?
Reports of Anti-Asian Assaults, Harassment and Hate Crimes Rise as Coronavirus Spreads
Amid the growing threat of the coronavirus, there are surging reports of xenophobic and racist incidents targeting members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the U.S.
Since January 2020, there have been a significant number of reports of AAPI individuals being threatened and harassed on the street. These incidents include being told to “Go back to China,” being blamed for “bringing the virus” to the United States, being referred to with racial slurs, spat on, or physically assaulted. Statements by public officials referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” “Kung Flu” or “Wu Flu” may be exacerbating the scapegoating and targeting of the AAPI community. Meanwhile, extremists continue to spread antisemitic and xenophobic conspiracies about COVID-19, blaming Jews and China for creating, spreading and profiting off the virus.
The following is a representative list of coronavirus-related anti-Asian incidents reported in the media or by the victims. The description of the victims is based on media reporting. Please note: This is not a comprehensive list; for more detailed information or to report an incident, refer to resources established by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) or Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA).
May 23 – Seattle, WA: A man harassed Asian people at a park and an Asian woman in her car, saying, “Where are you from…where is your ID?”, and “Chinese disease…they bring it here!” Later, the man allegedly yelled anti-Asian remarks inside an Asian restaurant.
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.
Cops Beaten, Shot, Rammed by SUVs as George Floyd Protests Boil Over
Violent factions attacked police officers across the U.S. over the last 24 hours as demonstrations against the death of an unarmed black man in police custody have spiraled out of control.
In Las Vegas, an officer responding to a looting incident was reportedly shot in the head early Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with an angry mob, according to several Nevada news sources. County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Las Vegas Review Journal that the officer survived. “He is in extremely critical condition on life support,” Lombardo said “This is a sad night for our LVMPD family and a tragic night for our community.”
Two police officers in Richmond, Virginia, and a third person were reportedly shot during clashes early Tuesday morning. Their condition is unclear.
The Daily Beast
Retired St. Louis police captain killed as pawnshop looted
Masterchef favourite offers grovelling apology for sick posts calling gay people ‘mentally ill freaks’
Reynold Poernomo, who is a favourite to win the contest, posted a number of anti-gay messages to an online bodybuilding forum in 2014, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the report, Poernomo commented on a thread about the first ever same-sex couple featured on the Disney Channel.
The thread’s creator asked members if they agreed with the move, and Poernomo commented: “I wish the world made a united decision where they will capture all gay people and put them on a remote island full of gays, that way straight ppl [people] will be happy and the freaks can go on and f**k themselves.”
Republican candidate under fire for son’s ‘homophobic’ tweet comparing gay adoption to dogs
California Authorities Bring Suit Against 'Criminal Minds' Team for "Unchecked" Sexual Harassment
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing wants to make a stand against sexual harassment in Hollywood. This past week, the agency took the bold step of filing suit against the various studios behind CBS' Criminal Minds as well as the executive producers of the series, which had its final episode in February.
The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court discusses alleged sexual touching by Gregory St. Johns, who acted as a director of photography on the show. He's been the subject of court action already, but what makes this particular legal action so extraordinary is that California authorities have decided to go after The Walt Disney Company, ABC Signature Studios, CBS Studios and various individuals for what happened.
"With the aid of defendants, St. Johns created an unchecked intimidating, hostile, and offensive work environment on the set of Criminal Minds," states the complaint. "Protected by the executive production team — including showrunner Erica Messer, executive producer Harry Bring, executive producer John Breen Frazier, director Glenn Kershaw, and unit production manager Stacey Beneville — St. Johns continued his unlawful conduct for years. Defendants’ executive team not only had actual and constructive knowledge of St. Johns’ abusive conduct, they condoned it. No necessary steps to prevent sex-based harassment and discrimination were taken over the years, nor were appropriate corrective actions. Instead, the executives fired anyone who resisted or who tacitly evaded St. Johns’ advances or abuse."
A Florida teacher convicted of multiple sex crimes involving students begged a judge for castration instead of prison time
'People continue to turn a blind eye': behind a shocking film about music industry abuse
Alabama cop caught on video body-slamming maskless woman in Walmart
An off-duty Alabama police officer was caught on camera body-slamming a woman in Walmart in an altercation that cops say began because she wasn’t wearing a facemask.
Former sex worker who used Aldi bags to try and conceal the body of a man allegedly 'murdered, dismembered and left to rot in a shower' by her lover is jailed for five years
Trans Woman Nina Pop Stabbed to Death in Missouri
Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Mail From 60 People
Man who 'murdered Utah parents while their three children slept because he
Specsavers eye doctor, 50, is suspended for not revealing conviction for drunken streak as a student TWENTY TWO years ago
Woman body-slammed by off-duty cop in Alabama Walmart grew disorderly after associate asked she wear a mask, police say
Fugitive Arrested After Allegedly Killing Minnesota Real Estate Agent in Murder-for-Hire Plot
Missing N.C. Mom Is Found Buried on Property of Man Who Reported Disappearance, Who's Now Charged
3-year-old boy dies of multiple stab wounds; Mom charged with murder, child abuse and torture
Nanny Who Says She's a Porn Actress Accused of Child Sex Abuse, Cops Urge Children to Come Forward
According to an arrest report obtained by the Pensacola News Journal, Walter describes herself as a self-employed pornography actress who has filmed herself masturbating in public places. The arrest report alleges that she recorded videos of herself masturbating in the presence of children, and even engaged in conversations with them while doing so. The videos were then allegedly uploaded to several porn websites.
Wis. Teacher Set up Secret Instagram Account to Send Nude Photos to Boy, 14, She Sexually Assaulted
‘Baby killer who shoved girl in backpack to die’ demands jail release over coronavirus fears
Man 'kills girlfriend, her daughter then himself' as victim's sister, 12, finds bodies
Dad 'murders nine-year-daughter' after release from jail in coronavirus amnesty
3 Babies Were Abandoned at Fla. Apartment Complex Over 3 Years — and They All Have the Same Parents
Mother blasts her son's killer for tormenting her on social media from behind bars two years after gang hacked the 17-year-old to death with machetes in a row over a bike
Louisiana man angry over stimulus check set mom’s shed on fire: cops
Deputies: Man shot after allegedly attacking a couple
Air Force Member Allegedly Killed Sunday School Teacher Who Vanished from Mennonite Community
Carrollton High seniors expelled for racist video ‘will not be graduates,’ district says
Two Carrollton High School seniors were expelled Friday and won’t be allowed to graduate after a racist video they posted online went viral.
In a statement, Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Mark Albertus said the students’ behavior was unacceptable and “not representative of the district’s respect for all people.”“The racist behavior observed in the video easily violates this standard,” he said. “They are no longer students at Carrollton High School.”
Filmed in a bathroom, the students — one boy and one girl — mimic a cooking show as they pour cups of water into the sink.“First we have ‘black,’” the girl can be heard saying as the boy grabs one cup and pours it in. “Next we have ‘don’t have a dad.’”
Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans
As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans.
Democratic lawmakers and community leaders in cities hard-hit by the pandemic have been sounding the alarm over what they see as a disturbing trend of the virus killing African Americans at a higher rate, along with a lack of overall information about the race of victims as the nation’s death toll mounts.
Among the cities where black residents have been hard-hit: New York, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago and Milwaukee.
“Everywhere we look, the coronavirus is devastating our communities,” said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Weighed In On Why So Many Black Americans Are Dying Of COVID-19
Diamond and Silk’s Twitter account locked for breaking coronavirus misinformation rules
In These States, the Disabled Could Go to the Back of the Ventilator Line
This South Florida City Is a Looming Coronavirus Hot Spot You Haven’t Heard About
Anti-LGBTQ hate group will defend megachurch pastor arrested for defying coronavirus measures
The anti-LGBTQ hate group Liberty Counsel has announced they will represent Florida pastor Rodney Howard-Browne after he was arrested for refusing to abide by a government order limiting public gatherings. The group serves as the legal arm of the religious right movement.
The organization also represented disgraced Kentucky former county clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for refusing to follow a judge’s order to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage was legalized. They are also arguing cases before the Supreme Court to allow discrimination against LGBTQ people.
Liberty Counsel claims that Howard-Browne’s church observed social distancing guidelines and kept congregants apart by six feet, but video from the services clearly shows dozens of people crowded together for hours.
Another Pastor Charged With Defying Coronavirus Orders Against Large Gatherings
French Montana sued for sexual battery, allegedly drugged victim
A woman is suing French Montana for sexual battery, alleging she was drugged and raped in his home.
The victim, referring to herself by the pseudonym Jane Doe, is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and negligence.
In legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Doe claims the 35-year-old rapper “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.”
Doe goes on to allege that the defendants would supply women with drinks and drugs, “with the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”