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Burger King workers stage strike after trans co-worker dies while working with COVID-19 symptoms
Staffers at the Santa Monica fast food restaurant retaliated after Angela Martinez Gómez died after being reportedly made to work a week even while displaying symptoms. Picketers, as well as the complaint, claimed that the company did not provide staff with protective gear.
One manager at the branch at 1919 Pico Boulevard allegedly blamed the death of Gómez, 42, of Oaxaca, Mexico, on hormone injections, KTLA5 reported.
Managers made Gómez carry on working for a week even while she spluttered, took frequent bathroom breaks and was visibly ill, the complaint said, before leaving her June 26 shift early.
Workers demanding union rights plan to walk off the job in nationwide Strike for Black Lives
Coronavirus brings tension and prejudice to Italy's beaches
Employees become enforcers of mask requirements as tensions grow
Florida homeowner shoots and kills two 'extremely violent' burglars and injures another after they broke into his house during the night
A teenager is facing charges for a would-be armed home invasion robbery in Florida in which his two accomplices were shot and killed and he was wounded.
Jeremiah Trammel, 19, was shot after his accomplices, Luis Casado, 21, and Khyle Durham, 21, had already been shot dead during the alleged break-in.
The person who shot the two men was the homeowner who was using a gun to defend himself in Wesley Chapel, near Tampa.
Two elderly men are stabbed in shocking NYC subway attack amid surge in violent crime in the Big Apple and Mayor de Blasio's $1bn NYPD budget cut – as NY sheriff says 'We're starting to lose control'
Memphis man shoots cousin over Penny Hardaway argument: police
NYC sees 15 shootings in 15-hour span as gun violence surge continues
Rapper Lil Marlo Shot and Killed on Atlanta Highway
Hundreds Gather for Black Lives Matter Demonstration in Martinez
Man arrested and charged over missing Amish teenage girl who vanished last month
Mexican American man who fatally hit white motorcyclist with truck charged with hate crime
Chicago Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Firing Gun Into Murder Victim's Grave
BCSO deputy arrested on assault, resisting arrest charges overnight
Jeffree Star is staying quiet while Shane Dawson's career lies in tatters. Here's why celebrities like him seem uncancelable.
Shane Dawson's reputation is currently hanging in the balance. He's lost over a million subscribers in the last two weeks after old footage resurfaced of his past involving racism and jokes about the sexualization of animals and children. The final straw for many came when Tati Westbrook dropped her video and claimed Dawson and Jeffree Star were the ones who manipulated her into almost ruining James Charles' career last year.
However, while Dawson responded to Westbrook's video in real time on an Instagram livestream, Star is nowhere to be seen. While several of Dawson's friends have publicly supported him, Star is not among them. There have been a few theories about his whereabouts thanks to fan photos cropping up on Twitter, but his own social media presence has been silent.
Some celebrities, like Star, seem bulletproof to criticism. Morgan Freeman, for example, was accused of sexually harassing eight women and issued a statement denying the allegations in 2018, which everyone seems to have forgotten about.
Chris Brown also still has fans despite being convicted of assaulting Rihanna in 2009 and a long history of violence towards women. High profile stars like Justin Bieber are among his fanbase, which vehemently defends his right to still make music. YouTuber Gus Johnson said in a video he "continues to be shocked" at how Brown's career is not over when he listed all the legal issues and charges he's been involved in over the last 15 years.
Puerto Rico Governor Strips Away LGBTQ+ Protections
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez signed a new civil code that removed language protecting LGBTQ+ persons last week. The action was met with outrage from experts and civil rights activists.
“Puerto Rico’s governor signed into law significant revisions to the island’s civil codes that shamefully ignore the urgent calls of local advocates to explicitly include vital, comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents,” Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said in a statement. “The government has failed to carry out its primary duty of ensuring the safety and well-being of all Puerto Ricans, including LGBTQ Puerto Ricans.”
California man who was seen on video pulling AR-15 rifle on George Floyd protesters and yelling 'Back the fuck up' is charged with assault with a deadly weapon
A California man was was caught on video earlier this week pulling an AR-15 and yelling profanities at a large group of George Floyd protesters has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Jacob Bracken, 38, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested on two felony counts of assault of a firearm stemming from his actions during a June 1 clash between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and Donald Trump supporters carrying American flags in Upland.
Queens man under fire for tearing down Black Lives Matter sign, using racial slurs
Video: One driver is very upset that the protesters are out tells them to “stop looting.” This has been a peaceful protest
Moment a baseball bat-wielding grandmother confronts peaceful protesters in Michigan and accuses them of 'rioting'
Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans
“A lot of Americans looking at their television screen for the last five or six nights are horrified by the violence in our streets, the burning of American cities and, at least one poll, [conducted by Morning Consult,] shows that a two-to-one margin are in favor of the idea [of deploying the military] if it becomes necessary,” Benson told "America's Newsroom."
The pandemic isn't changing crime like you'd expect
Whatever you expect the COVID-19 pandemic to do to crime rates, it's probably not doing that.
Well, not exactly. There's no single story of coronavirus and crime. Some types of crime are increasing during the pandemic, while other crime rates are falling. Crime is up in some places and down in others. It will be tempting, not least for me, to cherry-pick coronavirus-era data to "prove" how our justice system should or shouldn't change, yet as with so much of the pandemic information available to us, right now caution is more warranted than certainty.
By far the most frequent headline claim about crime rates during the COVID-19 outbreak is that they're falling. That's not wrong, but neither is it complete. A USA Today survey of 20 police departments found all but one saw criminal incidents decline in the first two weeks of March as social distancing began. Further analysis of "crime data published by 53 law enforcement agencies in two dozen states" reinforced that trend, USA Today reported, finding law enforcement "logged dramatically fewer calls for service, crime incidents, and arrests" in those two weeks than in the six weeks prior. Residential burglary, robbery, assault, and murder all decreased. (Miami has not had a homicide in six weeks, for example, a record since 1964.)
But some falling crime rates aren't necessarily attributable to change in public behavior. Shifts in policing practice are rather responsible. COVID-19 is spreading within some police departments (notably, New York, Chicago, and Detroit), and in some cities, officers have been directed to avoid unnecessary contact with the public.
A 13-year-old Burien boy fatally shot a stranger because he ‘just felt like doing it,’ sheriff’s detectives say
Race Is the Most Frequent Motivation for Hate Crimes on College Campuses
Georgia Man Killed While Jogging and Family Demands Justice for His Death
Man Accused of Killing Wife Was Allegedly Dismembering Her When Police Came to Check on Her
EXCLUSIVE: Notorious pedophile ring leader back on streets
Genetic genealogy leads to arrest of man, 71, in a 1980 cold case murder of donut shop worker, 20, who was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her California apartment
Girl, 16, and her 19-year-old boyfriend 'hired a hitman to murder her stepfather after he caught them having sex'
Ky. Mom Who Texted 'I Am Very Scared' Has Vanished, and Professor Husband Is Charged with Murder
Man arrested after alleged domestic threats, 2-hour standoff
US medical chief has some sage advice for anyone even thinking about a Grindr hook-up during the coronavirus crisis
A leading medical chief has offered important advice to any LGBT+ people considering hooking up on Grindr during the coronavirus pandemic.
Georgia suspends Ku Klux Klan mask law during coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus has forced Georgia to revisit a 70-year-old law targeting the Ku Klux Klan.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order temporarily suspending 1951 legislation creating a misdemeanor offense for people who conceal their identities while on public property — a law passed to combat klansmen.
Kemp said the order allows Georgians to were protective facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic without having to worry about a run-in with the law.
“I signed an order to allow Georgians to wear masks in public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 – in accordance with CDC guidance – without fear of prosecution,” Kemp tweeted.
News outlet suggests Georgia Gov. repealing mask ban will lead to KKK activity
This is not a priority because police can ignore this order during an emergency. What happens after? Who suffers after? 15-Apr-2020
LGBT+ ER nurse begs gay men to stop going out and hooking up
An LGBT+ ER nurse has begged gay men to stop going out and bragging about it on social media and said they should protect themselves and others from coronavirus.
While many around the world are following government advice to stay at home and avoid unnecessary socialising, others are ignoring the rules.
If they catch COVID-19 they may get seriously sick themselves – even young people are ending up in hospital. But even more importantly, they will inevitably spread the coronavirus to more people who may be vulnerable and could die.
Meanwhile, others responded to the ER nurse, saying people are still hooking up on apps like Grindr and having sex parties. Because people during sex swap saliva, semen and sweat, it is high risk for passing on coronavirus.
3 more gay men who went to the Winter Party test positive for coronavirus & others are getting sick
Pastor says only “sissies” & “pansies” wash their hands to prevent coronavirus
A conservative Christian pastor issued an angry rebuke of churches taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, calling them “sissies” and “pansies” who have been “neutered.”
Jonathan Shuttlesworth, a televangelist who co-founded Revival Today TV, called out European churches that are taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Shame on every European full gospel church, bunch of sissies, that shut down during this thing,” he said. Italy is the country with the second-most confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world, after China, and churches there have taken steps to prevent the spread of the virus, like removing holy water and canceling large events.
Court rules people cannot define themselves as gender-neutral on passports
A court has ruled that people cannot define themselves as gender-neutral on passports.
Christie Elan-Cane, who identifies as non-gendered, brought a challenge to the Court of Appeal arguing that passports should include an “X” category for individuals who identify as gender-neutral, non-binary, intersex or other.
They believe that the UK’s current passport application process, which requires individuals to identify themselves as either male or female, is “inherently discriminatory” and infringes the right to privacy.
But the appeal was dismissed by senior judges, who said the policy is not unlawful. It’s a decision Christie has described as “devastating”.
Sexual Abuse Against Gay and Bi Men Brings Unique Stigma and Harm
At least 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This number rises to 1 in 4 men across their lifespan.
The rates of sexual abuse and assault are even higher in boys and men from sexual minority populations.
Sexual violation in gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals often complicates their sense of self, and how they fit, or don’t fit, into LGBTQ+ culture and communities. Such abuse may even impact their reaching out for help or reporting traumatic events as they fear stigmatization or victim-blaming.
Anti-groping stamp lets victims mark assailants
She Was Ordered To Pay Damages And Apologize To The Man Who Allegedly Assaulted Her — So She Left The Country
Workplace Study Finds Men Have Responded to MeToo by Becoming Even Shittier
The Staggering Number of LGBTQ Homeless Youth Demands Action
As people across the Southland celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month, the results of Los Angeles’s most recent Homeless Count came in, showing a 12 percent increase in the county’s homeless population over the past year and a 16 percent spike in the city of Los Angeles. These are numbers that none of us can feel pride in.
Homelessness is the biggest social crisis in Southern California today. The homeless population spans the spectrum of age, gender, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation and expression. But among nearly 9,000 young people under the age of 24 experiencing homelessness, a staggering 40 percent identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, according to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The Right-Wing Is Weaponizing Gender Panic
The Trump Administration’s leaked gender memo, the recent transgender military ban, and the expansion of the global gag rule aren’t coincidences. They are part of a well-coordinated, funded global movement designed to control our communities by restricting the rights and bodily autonomy of women, LGBTQI communities, and people of color — eerily reminiscent of Reagan era oppressive tactics.
For LGBTQI communities, this kind of backlash is not new. At the height of the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administration demonized our communities, as did right-wing forces around the world, spreading the false notion of the "gay plague" and blaming men who have sex with men for the transmission of the HIV virus. LGBT people were denied equal access to healthcare, faced intense violence, were stigmatized, stripped of basic rights, and often forced into the shadows. But we fought back.
Today, we know the far-right are sewing those same seeds of paranoia, creating gender panic with the use of an intentionally ambiguous organizing framework termed "gender ideology"by some and "anti-gender ideology" by others. Originating in the 1990s, gender ideology is a construct that depicts efforts to expand rights for women, LGBTQI people, and people of color, as radical, dangerous, and elitist, arguing that we are a threat to traditional family values.