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Black teacher at New Jersey elementary school says she suffered 'abusive and hostile treatment' daily
The first black teacher hired in more than 25 years at an elementary school in southern New Jersey says she was discriminated against daily and suffered retaliation when she complained, according to a federal lawsuit.
She quit after her second year.
When Tammy Jordan began as a second grade teacher at Larchmont Elementary School in Mount Laurel in 2016, she was the first full-time black teacher to be hired since 1990, according to the suit she filed May 29 against the school, the school district and the board of education, and four former colleagues.
"Defendants have avoided hiring black, African American teachers due to the discrimination and harassment to which black, African American teachers are subjected to at Larchmont Elementary School," the suit filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey says. "Accordingly, there are almost no black, African American teachers at Larchmont Elementary School."
Valedictorian says her microphone was cut after she mentioned Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice
Jerrod Carmichael on "Forced" Representation: "It Doesn't Reflect Real Life"
Over 40 percent of India's MPs face criminal charges including rape – study
More than 40 percent of lawmakers in India's new parliament face criminal charges –– some as serious as murder and rape –– and the list is growing, an electoral reform group said on Saturday.
One member of parliament for the opposition Congress party is battling 204 cases including manslaughter and robbery, the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
At least 233 of the 543 members named as winning seats on Thursday face criminal proceedings, according to the ADR, whose election chief Anil Verma said there is a "disturbing trend" in parliament that "is bad for the democracy".
The shocking cost of the climate crisis in India
US lawmaker 'punched wife for not undressing quickly enough'
Doug McLeod, 58, was arrested on Saturday night in George County on a minor domestic violence charge.
His fellow Republicans in the state said Mr McLeod should resign immediately if the claims are true.
Mr McLeod, a father-of-three, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the BBC.
When police arrived at his home in Lucedale, 150 miles (240km) south-east of the state capital Jackson, they found Mr McLeod intoxicated with an alcoholic beverage in hand, according to an official report viewed by the Sun Herald newspaper.
Deputies described Mr McLeod as slurring his speech and walking "slow in a zigzag pattern".
‘Let’s go, keg stand!’: Fraternity under investigation after forcing puppy to drink beer
The small caramel-colored dog with floppy ears stands on a table and wags its tail. Then, a voice commands, “Go.”
In one swift movement, the man gripping the dog by its midsection lifts it up and turns it upside down over a silver keg.
“Let’s go, keg stand!” someone bellows as another man holds a black tap near the dog’s mouth. The now-squirming canine kicks its paws in the air. Suddenly, a stream of foamy liquid squirts from the tap, hitting the dog in its face.
A grinning bystander doubles over and covers his mouth. Someone else lets out a loud peal of laughter.
But the incident, which was captured on video and shared to social media over the weekend, wasn’t funny to the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to Hofstra University administrators.
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Thug, 21, bashed his border collie puppy Asha so badly she had to be put down just because she wet the bed -and waited two days for his Centrelink money before taking her to a vet
Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans' Sons Removed from Home After Husband Allegedly Shot Her Dog
After a Dallas woman was violently attacked by man, she was charged. Now she's cleared.
Prosecutors in Dallas County, Texas, are dropping a criminal mischief charge against a woman violently attacked by a man last month following an argument.
On Tuesday, Dallas Police Deputy Chief Thomas Castro said a warrant had been issued for the arrest of L'Daijohnique Lee for allegedly smashing the windows of Austin Shuffield's truck during an altercation in Dallas on March 21.
The district attorney's office however, said Wednesday that it was dropping the charge against Lee and recalling the arrest warrant.
Creep sucker-punches woman who told him to stop harassing women
Engineer, David Xu, accused of poisoning colleague's food and water
A California engineer accused of trying to poison his co-worker by spiking her food and water for more than a year was arrested and charged with attempted murder last week.
David Xu, an engineer at Berkeley Engineering and Research Inc., a consulting firm, is accused of adding the poisonous metal cadmium to co-worker Rong Yuan's food and water starting in October 2017, according to court documents filed in Alameda County last week. He kept trying to poison her through March of this year, the documents said.
For months, Yuan noticed that food and water she left unattended in her office had a strange taste and smell, the documents filed Thursday said.
She "reported suffering immediate and significant health problems after consuming this water and food, at times requiring emergency care at a hospital," the court filing said.
New Jersey police officer sentenced for violent attack on man who had just attempted suicide
A New Jersey police officer was sentenced for drug dealing and a videotaped violent attack on a man who had just attempted suicide, authorities said Friday.
Ruben McAusland, a 27-year-old formerly with the Paterson Police Department, was sentenced to 66 months behind bars this week after pleading guilty to intent to distribute narcotics and deprivation of civil rights under color of law, according to federal prosecutors in Newark.
The authorities this week released cellphone video of McAusland, filmed by his then-partner Roger Then, attacking a man at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson on March 5, 2018.
The two officers had responded to an attempted suicide call and met the man at the hospital, officials said. McAusland later admitted he punched the man in the face in the waiting room, officials said.
Woman Gives Suspect Black Eye While Fighting Him Off During Alleged Sexual Assault Attempt
A teen who allegedly tried to physically and sexually assault a woman on St. Patrick’s Day got a prominent shiner after the woman fought back.
The woman was standing outside El Reventon Sports Bar & Club in Deerfield Beach, Florida when she was approached by 18-year-old Henrry Gonzalez-Thomas, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel. He allegedly solicited her for sex.
“The victim repeatedly told the defendant that she was not a prostitute and attempted to walk around the defendant to approach the nightclub,” a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report states, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
How the politics of racial resentment is killing white people
Why do many working-class white Americans support politicians whose policies are literally killing them?
This is the question sociologist and psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl tries to answer in his new book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland. The book is a serious look at how cultural attitudes associated with “whiteness” encourage white people to adopt political views — like opposition to gun laws or the Affordable Care Act — that undercut their own health.
The book is not about racism at the individual level, though you can certainly read that into it. For Metzl, the key question is how did a politics of racial resentment become so powerful that it overwhelmed even the basic instinct for self-preservation? To get answers, he spent years talking to voters in Southern and Midwestern states, asking them to explain their political choices. The answers aren’t terribly satisfying, but they are instructive.
I spoke to Metzl about what he learned and what he thinks we can do to solve this problem. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.
Taco Bell workers fired over video showing them assaulting customers
This Philadelphia couple’s “run for the border” turned into a real dash for their safety.
Brian Reese, 38, said he and his girlfriend were assaulted by employees at a Taco Bell in Center City after he complained that he had waited 45 minutes for an order of burritos, tacos and nachos.
Reese said the employees — who didn’t seem to be too busy at the time — were telling impatient customers like him and his friends that they were swamped with Grubhub orders at the Chestnut Street location that needed to be completed first. But three of the workers apparently had enough criticism from the hangry customers — prompting them to jump over the counter and follow Reese outside, where they attacked him and his girlfriend, shocking video shows.
A Pedophile Doctor Drew Suspicions for 21 Years. No One Stopped Him.
At first, officials at the U.S. Indian Health Service overlooked the peculiarities of their unmarried new doctor, including the children’s toys he hoarded in his basement on the reservation. They desperately needed a pediatrician at their hospital in Browning, Mont.
By 1995, after three years, they became convinced Stanley Patrick Weber was a pedophile and pushed for his removal from the government-run hospital.
“You’re going to have to leave,” Randy Rottenbiller, its clinical director at the time, recalled telling the doctor after learning a child patient had stayed the night in his house.
But the Indian Health Service didn’t fire Mr. Weber. Instead, it transferred him to another hospital in Pine Ridge, S.D. He continued treating Native American children there for another 21 years, leaving behind a trail of sexual-assault allegations.
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The parking lot suicides
Veterans are taking their own lives on VA hospital campuses, a desperate form of protest against a system that they feel hasn’t helped them.
Alissa Harrington took an audible breath as she slid open a closet door deep in her home office. This is where she displays what’s too painful, too raw to keep out in the open.
Framed photos of her younger brother, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old Marine Corps trumpet player and Iraq veteran. Blood-spattered safety glasses recovered from the snow-covered Nissan Frontier truck where his body was found. A phone filled with the last text messages from his father: “We love you. We miss you. Come home.”
Miller was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts when he checked into the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in February 2018. After spending four days in the mental-health unit, Miller walked to his truck in VA’s parking lot and shot himself in the very place he went to find help.
“The fact that my brother, Justin, never left the VA parking lot — it’s infuriating,” said Harrington, 37. “He did the right thing; he went in for help. I just can’t get my head around it.”
Anti-Trans Extremists Livestreamed Themselves Harassing Trans Activist Sarah McBride
Two women prominent within an extremist, anti-trans group of feminists filmed themselves taunting and harassing a transgender activist.
The livestream is no longer available on Facebook, but according to HuffPost, British trans-exclusionary radical feminists Posie Parker and Julia Long repeatedly mocked and misgendered trans activist Sarah McBride, who is the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, during a meeting in Washington D.C.
Parker reportedly misgendered McBride and said that she “gets paid probably quite a lot of money to lobby the government to try and make sure that women and girls have absolutely no right to have any space anymore.”
Hate crime charge possible for Florida man who pulled gun, yelled slurs at black kids on MLK Day
Florida prosecutors are exploring hate crime charges against a man who was arrested on Martin Luther King Jr. Day after brandishing a gun and yelling racial slurs at a group of black youths.
Mark Bartlett, 51, was arrested for illegally carrying a concealed weapon after a confrontation with a group of bicyclists participating in the “Bikes Up, Guns Down” event in Miami’s upscale Brickell area, the Miami Herald reported.
McDonald's employee fights back after Florida man attacks her over plastic straw
A plastic straw ban in St. Petersburg, meant to increase sustainability, apparently caused a patron to attack a McDonald's employee.