California law making it easier for former inmate firefighters to turn pro

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday accelerating the process for expunging the felony records of formerly incarcerated volunteer firefighters.

This new law is designed to make it far easier for former inmates to earn an emergency medical technician certification, the first step in becoming a professional firefighter in most cities and counties. For decades, thousands of inmate firefighters have battled wildfires across the state, working alongside professional firefighters in the scorching heat and smoke.

Yet these men and women prisoners who throw themselves in danger to help save lives and property have found ir impossible to put their firefighting skills to use after their release, even in a state desperate for such labor.

𝐀𝐍𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐎𝐏𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐄𝐒 𝐄𝐗-𝐈𝐍𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐘 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐊 𝐈𝐍𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 “𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐇” 𝐛𝐲 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐖 𝐖𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃:
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To qualify, inmates cannot have any gang affiliation, any history of a serious or violent felony, the nature of their conviction is rigorously reviewed and a high school or GED diploma is required before an inmate can even apply for the program. Each inmate must be medically certified under state fitness standards outlined under the National Fire Protection Association Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Depts. 2007 Edition (NFPA 1582).

After many weeks of physical training running 10 miles a day in full firefighting gear carrying 80 lb. packs and holding a 6 lb. pick head fire ax, testing commences, and only a few inmates pass the preliminary prerequisites actually qualify. Once accepted into the Fire Fighting Program; Series courses are 4-6 weeks of classroom instruction (NFPA 1001, NFPA 1021, and NFPA 1500) which includes EMT/paramedic certification, basic medical training, fire safety, and control, wildland fires, search and rescue evacuations (people AND animals), evidence protection, forcible entry, fire behavior, and control, mechanical malfunctions, emergencies, inmates are even trained in response to terrorism among a few of the classroom classes.

Inmate firefighters also need to complete 40 and 50 hours a week equaling 450 hours at the fire academy before applying for certification. Then 𝐈𝐅 and 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 𝐈𝐅 they pass 𝐀𝐋𝐋 of the above requirements inmates spend 5 days per week digging ditches and clearing fire breaks, felling trees and logging them out of dense forests, loading sandbags for future use, restoring historical areas, maintaining parks, clearing dead dry brush and other fire hazards, identifying dangerous injured and frightened animals including venomous snakes, inmates are available year-round for assistance with non-fire, woods-related programs, and environmental projects as well as being loaned out to local private landowners to backburn and remove hazards from acreage (the correctional facility gets paid a large amount, inmates do not receive extra compensation). All these “𝐁𝐄𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐄” inmates actually go out to fight fires.

So, if you even remotely think “It’s a way they can repay their debt to society” “become millionaires” or don’t “deserve a job” they’ve been extensively trained in, I hope you never have to depend on these highly skilled inmates to rescue you or your loved ones because you have only to look around and allow yourself to truly see what’s going on in order to understand lives are at risk, including your own and your families. These men and women are not inmates fighting fires, they’re exactly the same as any other 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐎𝐄𝐒 𝐅𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐒.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Social Security and the Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program

Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program

Trump DOES NOT have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law. Under the Constitution, the power belongs to Congress.

However, if Trump manages to pass the “Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program”, the Social Security portion of payroll taxes (6.2%) won’t be taken out of paychecks. The employee portion of the payroll tax would allegedly be deferred through the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean Trump will reinstate the employer’s portion; and of course, it doesn’t aid unemployed workers.

The “Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program”, (not Suspension Program), is nothing more than an interest-free loan; EMPLOYEES WOULD HAVE TO REPAY the federal government, likely on April 15, 2021. The risk here is, many workers won’t be able to adjust their spending to cover the obligation, thus, accruing penalties, and interest if not paid by the April 15th deadline.

There will be some employers who will continue to withhold the tax from their workers, placing the amount equal to the deferral in escrow , claiming a refund to be passed back to employees after Dec. 31, 2020, in essence providing employers with higher compounded interest rates. Meanwhile, workers won’t see but a few pennies more on their paychecks.

Additionally, if Trump’s reelected, he stated, he’ll “terminate” the payroll tax altogether depleting the $2.9 trillion in assets within four years. This whole “program” poses a mortal threat to the 64 million Americans currently receiving Social Security benefits and the hundreds of millions more who should receive benefits in coming decades.

Social Security status-quo defenders have assured us for the past 25 years that “Social Security is fully funded until 2036.” But lest we forget, Lyndon Johnson was the first president who *borrowed* $2 trillion from the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for the Vietnam War. Next, Ronald Reagan with the help of Alan Greenspan pulled off one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated against the American people with their 1983 Social Security Amendment payroll tax hike which generated a total of $2.7 trillion in surplus Social Security revenue, then Reagan raided Social Security of roughly $3 trillion causing even more deficit. Reagan spent every dime of the surplus Social Security revenue on general government operations and military buildup. His successor, George H.W. Bush used the surplus money as a giant slush fund ‘borrowing’ $1.37 trillion of Social Security surplus revenue to pay tax cuts for the rich and his war in Iraq, at an estimated cost of $1.7 trillion, again, never repaid. Bill Clinton looted $3 trillion and spent all of the Social Security surplus revenue that flowed in during his presidency.

So when Trump say’s “we need to cut Social Security”, what he really means “Past presidents have *borrowed* many trillions from Social Security to pay for wars, corporate subsidies, special interest groups and tax cuts for the rich, therefore we need to cut back your benefits so we don’t have to pay any of it back…

Make no mistake about it, Trump’s intention is to bankrupt Social Security.

AS A SIDE NOTE:

Social Security currently has reserves of $2.9 trillion, while payroll taxes bring in $1 trillion per year. “Illegals” and “Undocumented Workers” bring in $12 BILLION a year in taxes. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms which have Social Security numbers not matching with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages are theirs. There are still 340 million plus unclaimed tax forms recorded in the file, compared to 270 million nearly a decade ago. A good portion of those forms were filed by employers on behalf of some of the most unlikely funders of Social Security “undocumented immigrants”. In fact, illegal immigration is considered largely responsible for the mushrooming of the file, with undocumented workers paying billions in taxes for retirement benefits they will never receive. Can’t argue undocumented immigrants drain the system!

BTW: It’s hard enough getting those benefits if you are a life-long citizen, so immigrants without social security numbers aren’t privy to the welfare some seem to think they get. Illegal immigrants cannot walk into social services and get money, food stamps, and rarely get medical unless it’s an emergency for a child born in the U.S. Immigrants don’t qualify! No paperwork no handouts. I have helped at food banks.., no illegals in line, they live mainly on rice, beans, eggs, tortillas, day in day out, meat is a treat, they’re afraid so they only seek work and if they pay into the tax system they never get a refund, our government keeps their money. They may use S.S. numbers of others or dead people but they can’t collect benefits… Let’s see you try running from the cartel, changing your name, can’t claim your place of birth, lose family, leave everything you know and love behind to give your children a chance at education and life while working jobs no one else will, while living with 3 to 5 families crammed into one squalid shanty.

Blacks and Asians have had their fill of field work, and face it, White people are just too damn lazy to squat down in the blazing sun 12 hours a day 7 days a week picking produce for less than minimum wage. Better thank immigrant field workers the next time you’re at the grocery store thumping watermelons and squeezing tomatoes!

Ironically its people like Trump, his family, and politicians who are the freeloaders, living tax-free as corporate welfare queens. They’re the ones receiving the “entitlements” along with all the multimillionaires in Trump’s cabinet, free Cadillac healthcare for life along with gigantic tax loopholes.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

In today’s world, only privileged people say “I don’t support violence of any kind”

It is a technique of distancing because of discomfort. Behind the “violence” of these protests is an entire civil”i”zation’s history of rabid violence against its own people, which continues today. Violence cloaked in consumer habits for low-cost goods made in subhuman conditions worldwide…but out of our sight. Violence in a rape culture popularized from Disney to Universal, Rap to Country, and beyond.

Violence in our work out gear, our yoga clothes (no irony there), in mass factory farms of greens promoting monoculture destruction of diverse ecosystems (yep, you thought I was going to say beef) all for those spirit elevating green juices.

Violence in our factory meat production, in our addiction to technology and the cobalt needed for those batteries taken via violence as Africans are robbed of their land, health, and history.

Violence in the reservations set away from public view where Indigenous culture has had its roots ripped up, raped, burned, stomped on, and set ablaze again.

Violence in religion, yes, religion, where belief after belief has been forcibly thrust down the throat and into the bodies of indigenous people on every continent since religion was created.

So, when I hear people say, I cannot condone violence of any kind, which aspect do they mean?

It must be nice to remove one’s self so far from the reality and history of those around you that you can negate the emotions, the rage, the frank history that propels the so-called violence.

In fact, to stand by and “not condone” is to stand with the oppressor who says repeatedly “if you would just comply there won’t be violence”

No, the time for absolution from violence has come to an end. It is time to be violent, to be rabid and vocal, to stand, link arms, defend, hold strong.

It is time to tear down these violent laws, these violent churches, these violent consumer habits, and claim restitution.

We cannot sit and cower from our anger, we cannot sit and have pleasant intellectual discourse, we did that, and it got us here.

~TwoMoon

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2020 YEAR OF TERROR and VENGEANCE

Lost your livelihood during this time of record unemployment? Wrestling with the impossible choice of feeding your family or getting evicted and living on the street? No worries, you can apply to be a contact tracer and earn up to $22 an hour ratting out your family, friends, neighbors, and enemies!

Build your future career rooting out those who think they know someone who caught COVID-19, maybe someone in their small apartment complex was recently infected and shares the laundry room. Well, if the team can’t connect with them over the phone, you can send someone in protective gear to not so politely knock on their door.

Gestapo tactics anyone?

It’s been estimated only 15% of Gestapo cases started because of their surveillance operations. The inefficient Gestapo only numbered 16,000 in a population of approximately 66 million so they depended on family, friends, and neighbors to do their dirty work for them. [1] A far greater number of Gestapo cases began following tip-offs from members of the public by widespread petty and false complaints. Every allegation, no matter how trivial, was investigated with meticulous and time-consuming thoroughness. An estimated 42% of these denunciations were false. Authorities debated changing the system, but ultimately decided to keep it because it was great for keeping everyone in line, it’s estimated approximately 42% of accusations were personally motivated.

A Berlin stoker reported a prostitute who gave him a venereal disease. Husbands and wives informed on each other. A housewife in Mannheim told Gestapo her husband was making derogatory comments about Hitler’s regime. Turns out the wife wanted her husband out of the way to continue a love affair with an off-duty soldier. In another case, two married doctors were involved. The wife accused the husband of carrying out illegal abortions. This led to his arrest and imprisonment. The husband claimed his wife had a vengeful motive. The husband had passed on a sexually transmitted disease to his wife while carrying on a love affair of his own. Their motive, revenge!

[1] Nazi leadership introduced a hostile environment and initiated measures, whether through legislation or violence, to establish an ethnically defined “people’s community.” By being largely compliant, those who were not excluded had helped to create an even more hostile environment, one in which it was possible to carry out terror in broad daylight without significant unrest or intervention on behalf of the persecuted.

Ever since Coronavirus lockdown measures went into effect, police stations have been inundated with calls denouncing neighbors for excessive public outings. The avalanche of complaints about joggers, overly frequent trips to the supermarket, people not wearing masks has increased exponentially.

And now it’s been announced, several companies are partnering with the United States government offering $17-$22 an hour for ordinary citizens to turn in their family, friends, neighbors and enemies to authorities. What motivates these people to inform on their fellow-man? Money? Fear-based insinuations? Perceived threat of virus? Hostility toward those disparaged as “other”? Are these people convinced it’s their civic duty? Maybe resentments or grudges?

Isn’t it enough Apple and Google, announced on April 10, 2020, they expect Digital Contact Tracing (DCT) to be released in May with the “Coronavirus 2019 Enhanced Tracking Technology for iOS and Android”; wireless radio signals warning people someone they have been in contact with ‘may perhaps’ be infected?

[3] Are we to continue remaining passively on the sidelines while government continues to step on our Constitutional [4] [5] Fourth Amendment rights which prohibit “unreasonable searches and seizures” requiring warrants be supported by probable cause determining what is permissible surveillance at the federal and state levels?

In Katz v United States; defined an unreasonable search as; “when the government engages in warrantless surveillance of individuals under circumstances in which they have a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ the use of eavesdropping devices violates privacy.

[3] Arguably, the [4] [5] Fourth Amendment issues could be avoided by making use of the so-called ‘special needs doctrine’; accordingly, a warrantless search would not pass the Katz test to be predicated on a ‘special need’, relating to national security, and whether individuals can be subject to quarantines, forced medical testing, mandatory vaccines and involuntary RIFD microchip implant devices, raising the question of government “seizures” (of the body).

There is a complex point to be made about compliance when ‘special needs’ are not conducted for a traditional law enforcement purpose, and circumstances make securing a warrant impracticable, the Supreme Court has ruled warrantless searches may be permissible. However, the ‘special needs doctrine’, is highly controversial.

In Ferguson v City of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina subjected unwitting pregnant women to tests for cocaine use; those who tested positive were then charged with criminal child abuse. Ultimately, the Supreme Court noting the ‘special need doctrine’ cannot serve law enforcement purposes. Because the women were threatened with criminal sanctions based on a non-consensual search, the ‘special need’ could not justify the search.

In the context of ‘Contact Tracing’, application of a ‘special need’ consideration would likely preclude any sort of criminal penalty. Therefore, a person could not face criminal sanctions for a quarantine violation based on information obtained through a non-consensual search i.e. “Enhanced Tracking Technology”.

Now back to applying to be a ‘Contact Tracer’ earning up to $22 an hour ratting out your family, friends, neighbors, and enemies, snitching on rule-breakers, wantonly lying about marginalized people, narcing on annoying neighbors, getting even with an ex. When do we stop tattling on one another?

So, think about it, how willing are you to trade in your own privacy and the privacy of others for profit?

And lest we forget [2] [6] Eva-Maria Buch studying foreign languages at Humboldt University; she was accused of passing secrets to the Soviet Union. On October 10th, 1942, Eva was arrested by a Gestapo officer who said she’d be treated more leniently if she named other collaborators within the group, she replied: ‘That would make me as low as you want me to appear.’… Eva Buch was guillotined at Plötzensee Prison, Berlin August 5, 1943. She was 22 years old.

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

Remember Evangelical Christians; Matthew 7:2: “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”… Because you might be the next one who finds the Gestapo kicking down your door!
 
 
 
   
[1] Careless whispers: how the German public used and abused the Gestapo
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/careless-whispers-how-the-german-public-used-and-abused-the-gestapo-1.2369837
[2] Jewish Germans Had Their Lives Destroyed by Nazis During Kristallnacht. Their Neighbors Let It Happen
https://time.com/5449578/kristallnacht-lessons-bystanders/
[3] Would COVID-19 digital contact tracing programs violate the Fourth Amendment?
https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/news/10007-would-covid-19-digital-contact-tracing-programs
[4] “Seizure of a Person” ~ 4th AMENDMENT
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/seizure-of-a-person-fourth-amendment/
[5] Know Your 4th Amendment Rights
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/know-your-4th-amendment-rights/
[6] Eva-Maria Buch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva-Maria_Buch

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Surgical Masks ~ CDC, OSHA, New England Journal of Medicine, Surgeon General etc.

People conceive face masks in terms of physical tools to mitigate risk, yet masks are nothing more than symbolic gestures producing a false sense of security. Psychologically, masks provide protection to a person’s perception of future-oriented risk reinforcing fears, increasing anxiety, and instilling potential loss of something valuable in anticipation of a threatening future, just perceived in the present.

The human smile has profound significance for human relations, and there is a significant distinction between wearing a mask and wearing a facial covering. Historically, masks have been associated with playing a role, like in the theatre. In fact, the Latin word persona comes from the Greek word prosepon, which means mask. Wearing a mask is like portraying someone else. Using the term “facial covering,” instead of “mask” it becomes clear the effect is to blot out the human face and the inability to connect through a smile.

Masks are being used to stoke fear and cultivate compliance. However, on a basic and fundamental level, facial coverings are stripping us of our humanity and blotting out the face of God from our sight.

The elites have been caught showing what they really believe. Facial coverings are required for the unquestioning masses, but not for the governing elite.

In the 1919 influenza pandemic, masks were available and dispensed to populations, but they had no impact on the epidemic curve. At the time, it was unknown the influenza organism is nanoscopic and can penetrate the surgical mask barrier. As recently as 2010, the US National Academy of Sciences declared, “in the community setting, face masks are not designed or certified to protect the wearer from exposure to respiratory hazards.”

Dr. Eli Perencevich, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine “The average healthy person does not need to have a mask, and they shouldn’t be wearing masks, masks won’t help people avoid the virus and they may actually increase the risk of getting it. People wear them incorrectly increasing the risk of infection because they’re touching their face more often.”

Homemade masks were created as a fashionable way to keep the wearer from breathing in large particles, like car exhaust, air pollution, and pollen during allergy season. They were not conceived of as a way to protect you from acquiring COVID-19.

I’ve been saying for months, every time I put on one of these masks I get severe headaches lasting hours upon hours as a result of hypo-ventilation i.e. not being able to breathe properly to get oxygen into my lungs.

When we take a breath, we pull air into our lungs which primarily contains nitrogen and oxygen. When we exhale, we breathe out carbon dioxide. … Just like oxygen, carbon dioxide is transferred to blood to be carried to the lungs, where it is removed when we exhale. Statics prove; moderate to high levels of carbon dioxide cause headaches and fatigue, higher concentrations produce nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and loss of consciousness often occurs because excess carbon dioxide uses up space in the air instead of oxygen, creating an environment for asphyxiation. A high concentration of carbon dioxide in a confined space is toxic.

I’ve seen people walking/jogging down the street where there is absolutely no one within a quarter-mile in any direction. It’s dangerous to wear a mask when there is absolutely no possibility of infecting someone or being infected by someone. I’ve even seen people wearing masks in their cars; masks habitually slip over eyes, not to mention passing out from inhaling carbon dioxide, either can cause accidents. People, if you’re forced by the government, please use good common sense when wearing one.

AND to those who haphazardly throw the alleged potentially hazardous medical waste (masks, gloves, hand-wipes, etc.) on the ground; litter ends up in storm drains and bodies of water where wildlife mistake these items for food, and lest we forget the people tasked with picking up your precarious discards. Where is your respect for others and the environment? Public shaming and a minimum $1,000 for a first-time offense, double the fine and jail time for additional offenses!!!

Face masks don’t filter out the particle size of the coronavirus. Any viruses aerosolized in a sneeze or cough will get through the mask. Viruses are about 20400 nm (nanometer) in size (0.00080314961”) and considered organic structures which interact with living organisms. Rather than a living organism, bacteria are larger, about 1000 nm in size (3.937e-5”). They are visible under light microscope. Whereas viruses are infectious particles about 100 times smaller than bacteria and can only be observed by electron microscopy.

A virus is a small infectious agent replicating only inside the living cells of other organisms and only active when inside a host because viruses can’t undergo any chemical reactions of their own outside a host cell, they do not need energy because the host cells take over the needed energy to reproduce the viruses.

It is believed the N95 mask ‘may’ effectively prevent viral spread. These masks, when properly fitted, seal closely to the face and filter out 95% of particles 0.3 microns or larger, however, they’re also difficult to fit correctly. For those reasons, the CDC does not recommend them for general use. [4]

“Even a properly fitted N95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death. The respirator is intended to prevent specific diseases or infections. The respirator is labeled or otherwise represented as filtering surgical smoke or plumes, filtering specific amounts of viruses or bacteria, reducing the amount of and/or killing viruses, bacteria, or fungi, or affecting allergenicity and contains coating technologies unrelated to filtration (e.g., to reduce and or kill microorganisms).” As stated above an organism can be seen only through a microscope. Microorganisms include bacteria, protozoans, and fungi and “can only be observed by electron microscopy”.

CDC

also does not recommend surgical masks. Surgical masks are not regulated, anyone can sell anything and call it a surgical mask. [4] “While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the face mask and face.” These masks don’t seal against the face, even though they include non-woven polypropylene moisture resistant layers, approximately 70% of the outside air moves through the mask and about 30% travels around the sides… 30% plus 70% = 100% ineffective.

Fabric masks (handkerchief/bandanna), lacking non-woven moisture-repelling layers are too porous to trap any germs allowing air in and around the sides, . They impede only about 2% of airflow. Wearing basic fabric masks over a warm, wet mouth breeds infection rather than deters it.

By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain. [3]

The World Health Organization (WHO)

[1] discourages mask use: “The wide use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not supported by current evidence and carries uncertainties and critical risks. There is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.”

There’s been enough research done to be able to confidently say masks wouldn’t be able to stop the spread of infection and they only have a small effect on transmission. We shouldn’t be relying on masks to help us go back to normal. All of this leakage in surgical and fabric masks are why public health officials don’t believe wearing a mask prevents anyone from catching a virus already floating around in the environment because airflow follows the path of least resistance.

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

urges the public to stop buying face masks “”They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, face masks actually increase your risk of infection if they aren’t worn properly.”

Dr. William Schaffner, a preventive medicine professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,

“the rush to buy masks is a “psychological thing.” Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “There is no role for these masks in the community.”

New England Journal of Medicine

[6]“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

[6] “It is clear that masks serve symbolic roles. Expanded masking protocols’ greatest contribution may be to reduce the transmission of anxiety, over and above whatever role they may play in reducing transmission of Covid-19.”

OSHA

[7]Cloth:
“Will not protect the wearer against airborne transmissible infectious agents due to loose fit and lack of seal or inadequate filtration.”

Surgical masks:
“Will not protect the wearer against airborne transmissible infectious agents due to loose fit and lack of seal or inadequate filtration.”

Respirators:
“Require proper training, fit testing, availability of appropriate medical evaluations and monitoring, cleaning, and oversight by a knowledgeable staff member.”

*For those trying to find fault in this source, keep in mind the word “intended.” The masks are “intended” to work, but they don’t. They cannot use they “will” because it’s a lie. Wording is very important. Pay attention and you won’t have to attack everything so quickly. It will save you and I a lot of time.

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 was much deadlier than the coronavirus pandemic, 50 million people died. Experts reviewing evidence from 1918 concluded flu masks failed to control infection. In 1919, Wilfred Kellogg’s [2] study for the California State Board of Health concluded that mask ordinances “applied forcibly to entire communities” did not decrease cases and deaths, as confirmed by comparisons of cities with widely divergent policies on masking.”

The Woodstock music festival took place in August 1969. The “Hong Kong flu” (H3N2) influenza pandemic lasted between the winter of 1968 and the early months of 1970 and within the 18 months killed an estimated 100,000 people in the U.S. and 1 million worldwide, yet daily life, more or less, proceeded as if it were business as usual. There were no statewide lockdowns or mandatory mask requirements, and large public events, such as the Woodstock music festival, took place as scheduled.

Masks do have one effect: People tend to stay away from those wearing them because “masks and social distancing are the new herd immunity” … By their reasoning: if I’m not wearing a mask, theirs won’t work. … Great scare tactic to continue keeping people socially segregated.

And BTW, the Coronavirus didn’t create a $1.5 trillion student debt crisis, it didn’t make the minimum wage a starvation wage, and it didn’t leave 40% of Americans unable to afford a minor emergency. Trickle-down economics did.

Oh, and FYI, [5] The CDC NOW SAYS CORONAVIRUS ‘DOES NOT SPREAD EASILY’ ON SURFACES. Its guidelines now include a section on ways the virus doesn’t easily spread, including from touching surfaces or objects. Other ways the virus doesn’t easily spread are from animals to people or people to animals. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration said “there was no evidence to suggest the virus can spread through food or what it’s wrapped in, and that there was no need to wipe down groceries.”

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) RECOMMEND ALCOHOL AT A CONCENTRATION OF 70% FOR USE AS A DISINFECTANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL

Alcohol at this dilution efficiently penetrates the bacterial cell wall, disrupts the molecular confirmation, then destroys (denatures) the proteins and enzymes inside of the cell.

70% undiluted Isopropyl alcohol/rubbing alcohol will kill coronavirus on surfaces in about 30 seconds. Why 70% and not higher? 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) a better disinfectant than 91% or 99%. 70% is the most effective concentration of isopropyl alcohol for disinfection. Solutions between 60% and 90% alcohol with 10 – 40% purified water, is rapidly antimicrobial against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Once alcohol concentrations drop below 50%, usefulness for disinfection drops sharply. Notably, higher concentrations of alcohol don’t generate more desirable bactericidal, viricidal, or fungicidal properties.

The presence of (distilled) water is a crucial factor in destroying or inhibiting the growth of pathogenic microorganisms with isopropyl alcohol. Water acts as a catalyst and plays a key role in denaturing the proteins of vegetative cell membranes. 70% IPA solutions penetrate the cell wall more completely which permeates the entire cell, coagulates all proteins, and therefore the microorganism dies. Extra water content slows evaporation, therefore increasing surface contact time and enhancing effectiveness.

Solutions of 91% IPA may kill some bacteria, but require longer contact times for disinfection, and enable spores to lie in a dormant state without being killed. A 50% isopropyl alcohol solution kills Staphylococcus Aureus in less than 10 seconds, yet a 90% solution with a contact time of over two hours is ineffective. Some disinfectants will kill spores with exposures times exceeding 3-12 hours, these are classified as a chemical sterilant.

STERILIZE vs DISINFECT vs SANITIZE
People use the terms sterilize, sanitize, and disinfect interchangeably, however, there’s a legal difference.

STERILIZATION is the process by which all microorganisms are directly killed or are inactivated.
1. The optimal way to sterilize is with an autoclave which is a strong heated container used for chemical reactions and other processes using high pressures and temperatures, e.g. steam sterilization. You’ll find autoclaves in medical facilities and tattoo salons although you can purchase them for home use for around $175.
2. Boiling, by placing glass jars, bottles, and fitting screw-top lids in a large pot filled with cool water, make sure, the bottles and jars are completely submerged and there is no air trapped inside. Bring water to a rolling boil and continue to boil for a FULL 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the bottles and jars submerged in hot water, until you’re ready to fill them.

DISINFECTANTS are products that destroy all organisms in 10 minutes. Disinfecting requires a strong solution to destroy germs rather than simply reduce organisms. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms. When you disinfect, the viruses and fungi present on the surface might not be eliminated. According to the EPA’s guidelines, a disinfectant should reduce the level of pathogenic bacteria by 99.999% during a time frame of greater than 5 minutes but less than 10 minutes.

SANITIZERS are agents which destroy 99.999% of bacteria in 30 seconds. It is a chemical process lessening, even killing germs on surfaces to make them safe for contact. Sanitization is the process by which the numbers of microorganisms are substantially reduced so they are no longer harmful; 99.99% of microbes need to be removed from surfaces. With a sanitizer, you can only reduce the number of microbes to a safe level. Sanitizing is meant to reduce, NOT kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

The disinfecting and sanitizing processes can both reduce the microbes to a 99.99 percent level. However, disinfecting is regarded as the superior cleaning process since it can also kill the spores of the microbes.

1. When you disinfect, you use a chemical completely destroying all microbes. The chemical is called a disinfectant.
2. When you sanitize, you use a chemical sanitizer. With a sanitizer, you can only reduce the number of microbes to a safe level.

BLEACH VS. AMMONIA
Both bleach and ammonia products are effective in sanitizing and disinfecting and are inexpensive to boot. Bleach is typically used to disinfect and sanitize fabrics as well as ceramics and dishes, while ammonia effectively cleans hard surfaces such as glass and tile. Remember to never mix bleach and ammonia. The combination releases toxic fumes.

REVIEW OF THE MEDICAL LITERATURE
Key anchor points to the extensive scientific literature establishing that wearing surgical masks and respirators (e.g., “N95”) does not reduce the risk of contracting a verified illness:
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-social-policy?fbclid=IwAR2C5uGfUS5yapm7zdWts5O2tN3yZlLPeXxdEuWr-U-3AnizJFT4lvuHrvU

Jacobs, J. L. et al. (2009) “Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: A randomized controlled trial,” American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 37, Issue 5, 417 – 419. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19216002 N95-masked health-care workers (HCW) were significantly more likely to experience headaches. Face mask use in HCW was not demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.

Cowling, B. et al. (2010) “Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: A systematic review,” Epidemiology and Infection, 138(4), 449-456. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and- infection/article/face-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematic- review/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05 None of the studies reviewed showed a benefit from wearing a mask, in either HCW or community members in households (H). See summary Tables 1 and 2 therein.

bin-Reza et al. (2012) “The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence,” Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 6(4), 257–267. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00307.x “There were 17 eligible studies. None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask/respirator use and protection against influenza infection.”

Smith, J.D. et al. (2016) “Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” CMAJ Mar 2016 https://www.cmaj.ca/content/188/8/567 “We identified six clinical studies. In the meta-analysis of the clinical studies, we found no significant difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks in associated risk of (a) laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, (b) influenza-like illness, or (c) reported work-place absenteeism.”

Offeddu, V. et al. (2017) “Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 11, 1 December 2017, Pages 1934–1942, https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/65/11/1934/4068747

Radonovich, L.J. et al. (2019) “N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” JAMA. 2019; 322(9): 824–833. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2749214 “Among 2862 randomized participants, 2371 completed the study and accounted for 5180 HCW-seasons. … Among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators vs medical masks as worn by participants in this trial resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”

Long, Y. et al. (2020) “Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks against influenza: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” J Evid Based Med. 2020; 1- 9. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jebm.12381 “A total of six RCTs involving 9,171 participants were included. There were no statistically significant differences in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza, laboratory-confirmed respiratory viral infections, laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, and influenza-like illness using N95 respirators and surgical masks. Meta-analysis indicated a protective effect of N95 respirators against laboratory-confirmed bacterial colonization (RR = 0.58, 95% CI 0.43-0.78). The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”

THERE ARE NUMEROUS VALID REASONS TO NOT WEAR A MASK IN ADDITION TO THE STATISTIC ABOVE

ADHD
Agoraphobia
Apnea
Anxiety
Asthma
Chronic Sinus Issues
Claustrophobia
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Depression /other mental health
Deviated Septum
Down Syndrome
Dysautonomia
Emphysema
Epilepsy
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)
Hyperhidrosis
Hypoxia
Lung Cancer
Lung Disease and other assorted issues
Multiple Sclerosis
Panic Attack / Panic Disorders
Pleurisy
Post-Partum Anxiety (PPA)
Post-Partum Depression (PPD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pulmonary Embolism
Raynaud’s Syndrome
Reflex Neurovascular Disorder/disease
Sensory Processing Disorder
Vertigo

So, the next time you see someone out and about not wearing a mask, please do not HARASS or BULLY them. You do NOT know their situation or their personal physical or mental health struggles.

After reading all the confirmed data above, and if you want to wear a mask, fine, but please do not become a mask bully and make an already difficult situation even worse for those around you with your nasty looks or your rude remarks.

MANDATE VS LAW

A law is passed by the general assembly and signed by the governor. An order and mandate are interchangeable and are made by the executive branch like a governor or DOH secretary with the power given to them by the legislature. It’s not the governor or secretary acting unilaterally,” said Mallinson. “They’ve already been given the authority by a law that’s been passed by the legislature.

The power to issue a mask mandate comes from the power given to her by the legislature under the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955. Section 5 of that law discusses control measures and says, Upon the receipt by a local board or department of health or by the department, as the case may be, of a report of a disease which is subject to isolation, quarantine, or any other control measure, the local board or department of health or the department shall carry out the appropriate control measures in such manner and in such place as is provided by rule or regulation. Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/US/PDF/1955/0/0500..PDF

The State Department of Health cites PA Code gives authority to take necessary disease control measures to protect the public from spread of an infectious disease. PA Code § 27.60 The Department or local health authority shall direct isolation of a person or an animal with a communicable disease or infection; surveillance, segregation, quarantine or modified quarantine of contacts of a person or an animal with a communicable disease or infection; and any other disease control measure the Department or the local health authority considers to be appropriate for the surveillance of disease, when the disease control measure is necessary to protect the public from the spread of infectious agents. (b) The Department and local health authority will determine the appropriate disease control measure based upon the disease or infection, the patient’s circumstances, the type of facility available and any other available information relating to the patient and the disease or infection. (c) If a local health authority is not an LMRO, it shall consult with and receive approval from the Department prior to taking any disease control measure.

Businesses are required to force customers to wear masks regardless of the data proving masks are ineffective and hazardous to people’s health, and I’ll continue educating those who so willingly relinquish their rights to government because it’s less restrictive than closing their doors for good. Yes, I’ll wear a mask AS I CONTINUE TO LOUDLY PROTEST THEIR EFFECTIVENESS.

HAND SANITIZER WARNING

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public to stop using the following hand sanitizer products as they tested positive to contain 81% (v/v) methanol and NO ethyl alcohol. Those who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should call 911 and seek immediate care. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Children accidently ingesting these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. If you have any of these products, the FDA says to dispose of them immediately in appropriate hazardous waste containers. DO NOT flush or pour them down the drain.

1. All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
2. Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
3. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
4. Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
5. The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
6. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
7. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
8. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
9. Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

CITATIONS:
[1] Advice on the Use of Masks in the Context of Covid-19
file:///C:/Users/HP/Downloads/WHO-2019-nCov-IPC_Masks-2020.3-eng.pdf
[2] Influenza, a study of measures adopted for the control of the epidemic,
by Wilfred H. Kellogg.
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011933637
[3] Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy
https://www.citizensforfreespeech.org/blaylock_face_masks_pose_serious_risks_to_the_healthy?utm_campaign=blaylock_report&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cffs&fbclid=IwAR2hf_H7F2yqfnAUAkCWL8l79Z_ahjDmYFQm0C9OL0EliVYOWSeAn8wJsW0
[4] FDA
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-and-surgical-masks-face-masks
[5] CDC NOW SAYS CORONAVIRUS ‘DOES NOT SPREAD EASILY’ ON SURFACES
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html
[6] New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006372?query=recirc_mostViewed_railB_article

[7] OSHA:
https://www.ecf-fl.org/resources/2020%20OSHA%20COVID-19%20Face%20Mask%20PPE%20Update%20as%20of%206-10.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2r1NDBTfZ8vS7RNiSRLEvq_xK9iVngm3U2RBDPpQ-Vh_6K-Ow5AC7V6nM

Covid-19 – Navigating the Uncharted
https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMe2002387?articleTools=true

Fun Stuff for Kids ~ Bored and Stuck at Home

KIDS STUCK AT HOME CAN GO ON THESE VIRTUAL DISNEY WORLD RIDES
https://tinyurl.com/wd77xzh

ILLUSTRATOR GIVES FREE DRAWING LESSONS TO INSPIRE KIDS STUCK AT HOME
https://tinyurl.com/sm89cb4

LIST OF AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS DOING ONLINE STORYTIME
https://tinyurl.com/qspmoxy

60+ AWESOME WEBSITES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING MATH
https://tinyurl.com/ujq9lf6

FREE EDUCATION WORKSITE FOR KIDS
https://tinyurl.com/st4mdak

101+ KIDS INDOOR ACTIVITIES
https://tinyurl.com/t7osk2g

15 AMAZING PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE TO MAKE
https://tinyurl.com/spqnb76

17 COLORFUL CRAFTS FOR BORING DAYS AT HOME
https://tinyurl.com/u4mv2en

80 EASY CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR KIDS
https://tinyurl.com/v9hy7k9

THESE 50 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS WILL KEEP THEM ENTERTAINED FOR HOURS
https://tinyurl.com/ycob9jmx

50 BEST INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: EASY CRAFTS + GAMES
https://tinyurl.com/qnm2s8h

BOREDOM BUSTERS: 110 FUN AT-HOME ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES & KIDS
https://tinyurl.com/yxm33kzv

31 CRAFTS TO MAKE WITH YOUR KIDS
https://tinyurl.com/usqt8x5

KIDS ALT ACHIEVE
https://tinyurl.com/ua7j6wm

45+ FREE EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES FOR KIDS
https://tinyurl.com/tc24357

ONLINE SPANISH CLUBS FOR KIDS IN K-5TH GRADES!
https://tinyurl.com/ueomgb9

JOE WICKS IS THE NATION’S P.E. TEACHER WITH FREE DAILY KIDS WORKOUTS ON YOU TUBE
https://tinyurl.com/u5ugbcm

1000 FREE DISNEY COLORING PAGES FOR KIDS
https://tinyurl.com/yxy6smy3

EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS
https://tinyurl.com/u2kht8k

DAVID WALLIAMS IS RELEASING A FREE CHILDREN’S AUDIO STORY EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT MONTH
‘Elevenses’ are daily short stories from his best-selling kids’ books.
https://tinyurl.com/suzggd5

EMERGENCY DIY PAPER TOWEL, PARCHMENT PAPER AND TWIST TIE FACE MASK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksOLisiNH5M
Sandwich parchment paper between 2 paper towels. Fold a twist tie at the top using tiny folds then follow the directions for folding the mask in the video.

VIRTUAL TOURS FOR ALL AGES

CRYSTAL COVE CONSERVANCY
Located in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District, Crystal Cove Conservancy is the non-profit cooperating association that assists in raising the funds necessary for preservation, education, and conservation in Crystal Cove State Park. California State Parks’ PORTS program is offering free Home Learning Programs for students stuck at home and excited to learn! In the coming weeks we will be featuring live K-12 programs
https://tinyurl.com/sjul4l3

EL PORTO SHARK
Ocean and shark conservation, marine and environmental science video mentoring and tutoring with esteemed marine biologist Apryl Boyles.
https://tinyurl.com/vcxsjbp

THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
Want to have something fun going on in the background while you’re working? Your favorite zoo probably has live cams so you can check in on all the animals. The San Diego Zoo is a great start.
https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

THE SHEDD AQUARIUM: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
The Shedd Aquarium has already captured hearts with the antics of its resident penguins, which have been filmed roaming the now-empty halls of the aquarium, looking at all of the other exhibits. But animal lovers will want to follow their Facebook page, too: They’re sharing all kinds of behind-the-scenes videos and fun virtual experiences.
https://www.facebook.com/sheddaquarium/

THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM: ATLANTA
The Georgia Aquarium has live streams, too! And you can pick what animal you want to watch. We’re partial to the African Penguins.
https://tinyurl.com/rr8xqzk

THE CINCINNATI ZOO
Every day while school is out, the Cincinnati Zoo (home of the famous Fiona the hippo), will be hosting a Home Safari on their Facebook Live Feed at 3 p.m. ET. They’ll have up-close animal experiences, plus activities to do at home.
1. https://tinyurl.com/vp5gqad
2. https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Dinosaurs! Snakes in jars! Giant diamonds! This is a good option for kids. Our suggestions: The Ocean Hall, The Hall of Mammals, and the Hall of Fossils. Or, mix it up with minerals.
1. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits
2. https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-031.html
3. https://naturalhistory2.si.edu/vt3/NMNH/z_tour-118.html

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Washington, D.C.’s National Museum of Natural History, one of the most-visited museums in the world, offers a peek at its wonderful treasures with an online virtual tour of the entire grounds. Viewers are welcomed into its rotunda and are greeted with a comprehensive room-by-room, 360-degree walking tour of all its exceptional exhibits, including the Hall of Mammals, Insect Zoo, and Dinosaurs and Hall of Paleobiology.
https://tinyurl.com/uzyltm5

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE: WASHINGTON, D.C.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit an extremely popular museum but couldn’t seem to nab tickets, a virtual tour is the next best thing! This one gives you just a taste of what the museum has to offer, and wherein the museum each feature is located.
https://tinyurl.com/y3joqb4e

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART: WASHINGTON, D.C.
View online exhibits and more than 42,000 works here. Our suggestion: A selection of fashion watercolors from the Index of American Design.
https://tinyurl.com/txs4g6b

NATURE WALKS
The National Parks Service partnered with Google (yes, Google again) to follow a handful of park rangers through some of No. America’s most stunning and challenging terrains, from the Alaskan Glaciers to Utah’s Bryce Canyon.
https://tinyurl.com/hwebok5

VIRTUAL ADVENTURES
Virtual dives are a trippy affair and thanks to the National Marine Sanctuaries, you can explore the blue depths of the American Samoas, the Florida Keys, Monterey Bay, and many others. For real-time adventures, check in with the New England Aquarium to see live feeds of the marine life they take care of.
1. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/
2. https://tinyurl.com/rgdevwp

THE SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
While the architecture of the Guggenheim’s building itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is quite impressive, you don’t have to visit the Big Apple to get an up-close view of some of the priceless pieces of artwork inside. The museum makes some of its collections and exhibits available online for people who want to get a taste of what the museum has to offer, including works from Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Jeff Koons.
https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Founded in 1937, the National Gallery of Art is free and open to the general public. For those who aren’t in Washington, D.C., it also provides virtual tours of its gallery and exhibits. You can view its current exhibitions and listen to audio and video recordings of past lectures online.
https://www.nga.gov/

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: WASHINGTON, D.C.
The intimate nature of portraiture makes this museum a particularly great option for a home browse. Our suggestion: Now’s the time to take a closer look at the Obama portraits everyone raves about.
https://tinyurl.com/wbm4n6s

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
The Met is home to over 2 million works of fine art, but you don’t have to be in New York City to enjoy them. The institution’s website features an online collection and virtual tours of some of its most impressive pieces, including works from Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Giotto di Bondone. In addition, The Met also works with the Google Cultural Institute to make even more artwork (that’s not featured in its own online collection) available for view.
1. https://tinyurl.com/waloadg
2. https://tinyurl.com/y38ss6uz

NASA
NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as of Ohio’s Glenn Research Center. The Space Center Houston also has an app that provides virtual tours, augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration.
1. https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/
2. https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours

METROPOLITAN OPERA: NEW YORK CITY
Arts lovers, if appointment viewing is more your thing, the Met is putting on nightly opera streams. But you better not be late! They’re only available until 3:30 p.m. ET the next day. And there’s something to be said for such ephemerality.
https://www.metopera.org/

THE WHITE HOUSE: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Hang out in the Oval Office? Don’t mind if we do! By the way, the online exhibit sections of Google Arts & Culture’s offerings are like having your own personal tour guide. Our suggestion: The Virtual Tour of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building will get you acquainted with stunning spaces you’ve only ever seen on TV.
1. https://tinyurl.com/yco3vatm
2. 2. https://tinyurl.com/v7v5ddq

THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM
The mission statement of the National Women’s History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, is to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future “by integrating women’s distinctive history and culture in the United States.” Part of that mission is delivered through well-curated online exhibits and oral histories.
1. https://tinyurl.com/vb7tdhz
2. www.womenshistory.org.

THE SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL
Want more live-streamed arts? A theater artist has created The Social Distancing Festival, which gathers live streams and videos of all different types of performances in one place, on one calendar.
https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/

THE LOUVRE
The Louvre is not only one of the world’s largest art museums, but it’s also one of Paris’s most iconic historic monuments. The museum offers free online tours of some of its most important and popular exhibits, such as its Egyptian Antiquities and works from Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum, and click around the rare artifacts to get additional information on their histories.
https://tinyurl.com/weylpej

MUSÉE D’ORSAY: PARIS
Take in 278 masterpieces here. Our suggestions: Vincent Van Gogh’s self portrait, and Éduoard Manet’s legendary nude, “Olympia.” Don’t worry about clicking aimlessly, all the pieces have extensive descriptions and notations.
https://tinyurl.com/tngnj5b

PALACE OF VERSAILLES: VERSAILLES, FRANCE
Explore one of France’s national treasures and all of the Baroque art, architecture and finery within. Our suggestion: Go outside of the palace interior for an early birds-eye-view of the grounds, to get your bearings.
1. https://tinyurl.com/tybagj8
2. https://tinyurl.com/wqt59oy

JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY: JOHANNESBURG
Browse more than 500 works from Africa’s largest art gallery. Our suggestion: The museum houses plenty of works form Dutch and other European artists, but it also offers an array of works from South African artists. For a more historical angle, browse their online exhibit about the role of photography and resistance in the era of Apartheid.
https://tinyurl.com/whnqgft

UFFIZI GALLERY: FLORENCE, ITALY
Take a virtual walk through Florence’s artistic gem before stopping to admire some of the museum’s most famous inhabitants. Our suggestion: Sandro Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus,” of course. But also, in the tour, don’t forget to drag the screen and look up at the beautiful frescoes on the ceiling, painted by Alessandro Allori.
https://tinyurl.com/tyccfbe

THE SISTINE CHAPEL: VATICAN CITY
There are a lot of museum collections to explore on the Vatican’s virtual site. But first, go straight to zooming in on all of the detail on the Sistine Chapel.
1. https://tinyurl.com/scs7jwx
2. https://tinyurl.com/h8utnsg

BRITISH MUSEUM: LONDON
Explore a stunning visual timeline of the world, with an array of annotated objects. Our suggestion: This timeline pairs nicely with “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” a podcast narrated by the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor. (If your ears are craving more, here are some more culture podcasts to enjoy.)
1. https://tinyurl.com/y9evccfq
2. https://tinyurl.com/v9qqtne

THE BRITISH MUSEUM
With a collection that totals more than 8 million objects, London’s British Museum makes some of its pieces viewable online. The museum also teamed up with the Google Cultural Institute to offer virtual tours using Google Street View technology.
https://tinyurl.com/tsd4fne

TATE BRITAIN LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Tate Britain (known from 1897 to 1932 as the National Gallery of British Art and from 1932 to 2000 as the Tate Gallery) is an art museum on Millbank in the City of Westminster in London. It is part of the Tate network of galleries in England, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation. It is one of the largest museums in the country.
https://tinyurl.com/ud23mtr

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: LONDON
When it comes to high culture, don’t underestimate YouTube! The Royal Opera House’s channel has a selection of some of the top performances from famous operas and ballets, just a click away. Our suggestions: The Caterpillar from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and The Dance of the Knights from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, if just for the incredible costumes.
1. https://www.youtube.com/user/royaloperahouse
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOiK2G88sbw
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyDo3h1Tu7c

THE PRAMBANAN TEMPLE: YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA
There’s so much to behold in this iconic, intricate Hindu temple complex. Good thing you’re in no rush! Step up to the spires with the arrow marks, and drag your cursor to get a good look at the carvings.
https://tinyurl.com/vyxuq33

RUSSIA’S STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Got five hours to kill? Enjoy this extensive video tour of the largest museum in Russia, complete with 45 galleries and 588 artistic masterpieces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YeFsx1rIw

KUSAMA’S INFINITY MIRRORS
If you missed one of the hottest traveling museum exhibits of the past few years, ooh and ahh at a brisk room-by-room rundown of the hypnotic, multi-faceted work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VwJMw_fLvI

BANKSY MURALS AROUND THE WORLD
Go on an artistic treasure hunt — without the hunt part. With something like street art, it’s much more interesting to see the work it its full context, than just through a close-up.
https://tinyurl.com/udoxwqy

VAN GOGH’S STARRY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN NEW YORK CITY
These close-up looks at famous paintings are so intense; you may think a docent will start yelling at you. Few paintings are suited to such a treatment than the bold, textured lines of The Starry Night.
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THE DALÍ THEATRE-MUSEUM
Located in the town of Figueres in Catalonia, Spain, the Dalí Theatre-Museum is completely dedicated to the artwork of Salvador Dalí. It features many rooms and exhibits surrounding every era of Dalí’s life and career, and the artist himself is buried here. The museum offers virtual tours of the grounds and a few exhibits.
https://tinyurl.com/y7tkgczr

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY
The Vancouver Symphony live streamed its final performance from their BeethovenFest, and it’s available for your viewing — and listening — pleasure any time.
https://tinyurl.com/tdy49v7

THE VATICAN MUSEUMS
The Vatican Museums feature an extensive collection of important art and classical sculptures curated by the Popes over many centuries. You can take a virtual tour of the museum grounds and iconic exhibits, including Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
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2.https://tinyurl.com/j6zqbta

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
With a special limited-time code, you can enjoy a treasury of online performances from one of the best orchestras in the world. Our suggestion: You can’t go wrong with anything from the trifecta of national B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. But Gustav Mahler’s second symphony, The Resurrection Symphony, seems apt in these trying time.
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2. https://tinyurl.com/wrn6yod

VIENNA STATE OPERA
If you can’t be in Vienna, you can at least treat yourself to full streams of some of the Vienna State Opera’s latest performances. A reminder, for people who don’t like opera: These works are almost always as much a treat for the eyes as much as the ears.
https://www.staatsoperlive.com/live

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Corona Beer, Corona del Mar, Coronavirus

Ok I’ll admit, the Corona Beer and Corona del Mar were just the hook to get you to read another article on SOME EXPERT ADVICE ON CORONAVIRUS by the eminent pathologist James Robb, MD FCAP, FB

A message from Bruce Lipton regarding the Corona virus, March 10, 2020:
Dear Family of Love and Seekers Everywhere,
Coronavirus: Do Not Fear the Bogeyman

The world is currently gripped in fear of the scary coronavirus. Let’s first get one fact clear: If you have ever had a cold or flu in your life, odds are that it was the result of a coronavirus infection. Yes, coronaviruses cause colds.

But we are being programmed with the belief that this particular cold virus is “deadly.” This fear has shut down concerts, conferences, and major public events all over the world. The fear has led to quarantines and closing down of international travel. It has even led to a major scarcity of toilet paper in Australia, where concerned citizens emptied the shelves of this commodity in anticipation that they will be walled up in their homes with this infection.

First, how deadly is this version of the virus? Yes, there have been corona-related deaths reported with the statistics suggesting that 2% of the infected population dies. Wow! That number is almost 1% more deaths than are attributed to any conventional flu the world experiences. What is misleading is the fear that everyone who carries this virus may die from their cold. This is simply untrue! The health of almost all the victims of this coronavirus was already compromised before they were infected.

For example, the following information was provided by the news in regard to the 6 patients that died of the virus in the state of Washington last week (I added the bold print):

Washington State

Six people have died in Washington and health officials have identified 18 cases.

Four of the cases in King County were linked to the Life Care nursing facility in Kirkland. More than 50 residents and staff at the facility are being tested.

The deaths announced Monday, according to health officials, included:

-A male in his 70s, who lived at LifeCare. He had underlying health conditions and died Sunday.

-A female resident of LifeCare in her 70s. She also had underlying health conditions and died Sunday.

-A woman in her 80s, who was already reported as in critical condition at EvergreenHealth, died Sunday.

-A Snohomish County resident at EvergreenHealth also died but details of that patient have not been given.

Two previously reported deaths included a man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions and had been a resident of LifeCare. He died at EvergreenHealth on Feb. 29.

The other was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions. He was admitted with serious respiratory issues and tested positive for the virus. He died at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland.

As emphasized in this report, the health of all those that died with the coronavirus was already compromised. Healthy people get cold and flu symptoms, while those already sick and near death’s door may experience the “Grim Reaper” when infected by the virus. True, sick people are more vulnerable to the virus; healthy people really have nothing to fear.

As presented in The Biology of Belief, stress is responsible for up to 90% of illness, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. When an individual is in stress, the release of stress hormones (e.g., cortisol) shuts down the immune system to conserve the body’s energy for running away from the perceived stressor, that proverbial “saber-toothed tiger.” Stress hormones are so effective at compromising the immune system, that physicians therapeutically provide recipients of organ transplants with stress hormones to prevent their immune system from rejecting the foreign implant.

The conclusion is clear: The fear of the coronavirus is more deadly than the virus itself!

The media (perhaps in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry) is compromising people’s health using the fear card! This is the result of negative thinking (the nocebo effect) which is the complete opposite of the placebo effect manifest through positive thinking! If you make efforts to stay healthy, with good nutrition, exercise, taking vitamins and supplements, and more importantly, avoiding stress (e.g., the “fear” of the virus), even if you do get infected with the virus, you will likely only end up with a cold and/or slight fever.

If you are someone with a compromised immune system, it is supportive to surround yourself with loving family and friends, nature, and positive thoughts as well as any other nutrition and vitamins that you may already be taking for your health and wellbeing. Following your intuition about what is best for you is key! The point here is that no matter who you are and what your state of health, you will only benefit from steering clear of the fear and supporting yourself in whatever way feels best to you.

Please remember the truth of quantum physics, the most valid of all sciences on the planet: Consciousness is creating your life experiences! Are you being conscious of disease … or of health?

Wishing you all Health, Happiness and Harmony.

With Love and Light,
Bruce

Bruce Harold Lipton, is an American developmental biologist who supported the theory that gene expression could be influenced by environmental factors, i.e. environmental factors have a greater impact on health than genetic research has previously determined.

Authored by James Robb, MD FCAP, FB

Dear Colleagues, As some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.

The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.
Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.

2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.

3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.

4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.

6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:

NOTE: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land is infectious for about a week on average – everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.

1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.

2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth – it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.

3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.

4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY “cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.

I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share this email. Good luck to all of us! Jim
James Robb, MD FCAP

Dr. Robb is a recognized expert in biospecimen science with over 50 years of experience in molecular pathology, virology, and genetics. He is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, cytopathology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Robb is a consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR).

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Columbus NEVER landed on American Soil, NOT in 1492, NOT Ever

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

One cannot ‘discover’ what was never lost in the first place! Unlike Christopher Columbus, Native people always knew where they were, right here on Turtle Island. It has been estimated there were upwards of 100 million Indigenous people living here at the time of the Europeans who found hundreds of different culturally, richly textures settled peoples scatters all across the land, most with very complex and sophisticated matriarchal social/political organizations and belief systems. Voyagers finally showed up, their names were the one extolled in your White history books, not the names of First Nations people who got the Europeans where they wanted to go!

Columbus quite literally landed in what is now known as the Bahamas and later Hispaniola, present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic. So why do American’s celebrate this abominable man? Let’s just ignore the fact millions of humans already inhabited this land until later and look at the historical facts.

In the first place, Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas having been preceded by the Norse expedition led by Leif Ericson; however, Columbus’ voyages led to the first lasting of European contact with America, inaugurating a period of European exploration and colonization of foreign lands until present-day. Therefore Columbus has had an enormous impact on the historical development of the modern Western world.

Forget those myths perpetuated about Columbus attempting to prove the earth is round because he got the math wrong and actually thought the earth was pear-shaped. He saw his accomplishments primarily in the light of the spreading of the Christian religion and finding gold to repay his debt to the crown.

The Nina and Pinta were not the names of two of Columbus’ three ships. In 15th-century Spain, ships were traditionally named after saints. Salty sailors, however, bestowed less-than-sacred nicknames upon their vessels. Mariners dubbed one of the three ships the Pinta, Spanish for “the painted one” or “prostitute.” The Santa Clara was nicknamed the Nina in honor of its owner, Juan Nino. Although Santa Maria is called by its official name, its nickname was La Gallega, after the province of Galicia in which it was built.

In 1493 when Columbus arrived in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean islands, there were eight million Indigenous Taino residents. That number, within a mere three years, was reduced to just three million.

Upon arrival, Columbus and his expedition met the Arawaks, Tainos and Lucayans, all friendly *Indians*, according to Columbus’ writings. When Columbus first saw the Native Arawaks who came to greet him and his crew he spoke with a peaceful and admiring tone. Impressed with the friendliness of the native people, Columbus seized control of the land in the name of Spain.

Columbus also helped himself to some locals. In his journal he wrote:

“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things… They willingly traded everything they owned… They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane. They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

After several months in the Caribbean, on January 13, 1493, two Natives were murdered during trading. Columbus, who had described the Natives as gentle people wrote “(they are) evil and I believe they are from the island of Caribe, and that they eat men.” He also described them as “savage cannibals, with dog-like noses that drink the blood of their victims.”

Columbus introduced syphilis to Europe when he sold Native sex slaves to his men. Columbus wrote to a friend in 1500, “girls from 9-10 … are … in demand.” After Columbus’s first trip to the Caribbean, he returned to Spain and left behind 39 men who went ahead and helped themselves to Native women. Upon his return, the men were all dead.

With 1,200 more soldiers at his disposal, rape and pillaging became rampant as well as tolerated by Columbus. This is supported by a reported close friend of Columbus, Michele de Cuneo who wrote the first disturbing account of a relationship between himself and a Native female gifted to him by Columbus. Cuneo, wrote

“When our caravels … were to leave for Spain, we gathered … 1,600 male and female Indians and these embarked (with us) … on February 17, 1495 he wrote “While I was in the boat I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me, and with whom, having taken her into my cabin, she being naked according to their custom, I conceived desire to take pleasure. I wanted to put my desire into execution but she did not want it and treated me with her fingernails in such a manner that I wished I had never begun. But seeing that (to tell you the end of it all), I took a rope and thrashed her well, for which she raised such unheard-of screams that you would not have believed your ears. Finally, we came to an agreement in such manner that I can tell you that she seemed to have been brought up in a school of harlots.”

Repeated accounts of cruelty and murder included testing the sharpness of blades on Native people by cutting them in half, beheading them in contests and throwing them into vats of boiling soap. Many of these red men, women, and children were

“roasted on spits,”

and the invaders

“hacked the children into pieces.”

Spanish historian and Catholic priest Bartolome de las Casas witnessed much of the carnage and said Columbus ordered his men

“ to cut off the legs of children who ran from them in order to test the sharpness of their blades.” and “Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel. My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write.”

Columbus’s men would make bets as to who would slit a man in two, or cut off his head in one blow. There are also accounts of suckling infants being lifted from their mother’s breasts, only to be dashed headfirst into large rocks. There was also a practice known as the “Montería Infernal”, the infernal chase, or manhunt, in which Natives were hunted by war-dogs. These dogs wore armor and had been fed human flesh, were a fierce match for the Indians. If his crew began running out of meat for their vicious dogs,

“Arawak babies were killed for dog food.”

Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes in front of horrified parents.

Spaniards removed men from villages to work in gold mines and colonial plantations. This kept the Taíno from planting the crops which had fed them for centuries. They began to starve; many thousands fell prey to smallpox, measles and other European diseases for which they had no immunity; some committed suicide to avoid subjugation; hundreds fell in fighting with the Spaniards, while untold numbers fled to remote regions beyond colonial control. And on his return to Europe Columbus brought back the first Indigenous people as slaves all but wiping out the people to the Caribbean, leaving very few Indigenous Natives after 50 years; as many as three million people, approximately 85 percent of the Taíno population had vanished by the early 1500s

By Columbus’ second voyage to the New World in 1495, he brought cannons and attack dogs. If a native resisted slavery, he would cut off a nose or an ear. If slaves tried to escape, Columbus had them burned alive. Other times, he sent attack dogs to hunt them down, and the dogs would tear off the arms and legs of the screaming natives while they were still alive. He was so desperate for gold to repay the Spanish bankers which financed him Columbus refused to believe there was almost no gold on the island so he forced Natives to work in gold mines until exhaustion. Those who opposed were beheaded or had their ears cut off and he forced the island’s Taino inhabitants to bring him a ‘hawk’s bell’ full of gold dust every three months. Those who complied were given a ‘token’ to wear around their necks. Those who didn’t, as Columbus’s son Fernando reported, were

“punished by having their hands cut off” and were “left to bleed to death.”

In two years’ time, approximately 250,000 Indians on Haiti were dead.

In August 1504 Colonists complained to Governor Francisco De Bobadilla of the monarchy about mismanagement and a royal commissioner was dispatched to Hispaniola to arrest Columbus and his two brothers, slapped them into chains, and shipped them off to Spain to answer for their crimes against the Arawaks. But the King and Queen of Spain, their treasury filling up with gold, pardoned Columbus and let him go free, but by then only about 100,000 Taino’s remained alive.

Columbus derived most of his income from slavery, De Las Casas noted. In fact, Columbus was the first slave trader in the Americas. As the native slaves died off, they were replaced with black slaves. Columbus’ son became the first African slave trader in 1505.

Tens of thousands of Indigenous people were killed because they would not convert to a religion completely foreign to them, one of which they understood neither the content nor the language being spoken to them. Columbus was a tyrant, a murderer and nothing short of a pimp and pedophile, he didn’t discover, he invaded, destroyed and annihilated. Columbus didn’t just marginalize Indigenous people he mutilated and nearly decimated them because in his eyes 1st Nation Indigenous peoples of the Americas stood in the way of European ‘progress’ hampering western expansion. What followed was rape, murder, destruction and all forms of genocide, land, resource destruction and theft.

The portrayal of the man with 3 ships who came to befriend the Natives is an utter fallacy. The Whitewashed White romantic myth is a complete falsehood because one cannot ‘discover’ what was never lost in the first place! Unlike Christopher Columbus, 1st Nation Native people always knew where they were, right here on Turtle Island.

It has been estimated there were upwards of 100 million Indigenous people living in the area we call America’s. At the time of the Europeans found hundreds of different culturally, richly textures settled people’s scatters all across the land, most with very complex and sophisticated matriarchal social/political organizations and belief systems. Voyagers showed up, their names are the ones extolled in your White history books, not the names of First Nations people who got the Europeans where they wanted to go!

Winona LaDuke ~ Columbus was a perpetrator of genocide. He was a slave trader, a thief, a pirate and most certainly NOT a hero. To celebrate Columbus is to congratulate the process and the history of invasion.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Who Will Protect Her?

Concerns have resurfaced about the safety of a young woman who filmed the moments after a white ex-Dallas cop shot Black PwC associate Botham Jean following the death of another witness in the case. Joshua Brown, a Black 28-year-old man, was shot to death Friday at his Dallas apartment complex 10 days after he testified Sept. 25 that he saw Amber Guyger on the phone in the hallway moments after she shot Jean. Continue reading

I was sickened by Botham Jean’s murder,the police cover-up, the protection of Amber Guyger, then to top it off, Judge Tammy Kemp’s totally inappropriate actions, despite Dallas County sheriff’s policy prohibiting contact with defendants. Now Ronnie Babbs is living the same kind of hell, panic, and horror Joshua Brown did, and his fears came to fruition.

My 1st thought was the Witness Protection Program, but after extensive research, I’m not sure if this would be the right choice for her; cut off from family and friends, the life she knew and knows. Do I have an answer? No. You can’t trust the police, the police murdered Botham and they probably murdered Joshua. Look what happened to the Michael Brown witnesses. Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of alleged suicides.

Who will protect Ms. Babbs. #NBPP?

Ms. Babbs is a terrified young woman, and the exploration of the Witness Protection Program… ‘To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal from many is research’ the following information is based on several articles and not solely limited to the 3 links below.

When a witness decides to enter the Witness Protection Program (WITSEC), U.S. Marshals immediately arrive at the home to whisk witness away. Parents, spouses, children, siblings, and even mistresses are all taken to an orientation center. Some witnesses are prepared and wait for the Marshals with small bags; other surprised families leave pasta sauce still simmering on the stove. Administrators keep witnesses from taking anything which reveals their identity: family albums, diaries, even pictures and notes drawn by their kids.

WITSEC relocates witnesses to a place where they’d be comfortable, find employment and take care of their health and safety needs. Administrators work to make a new person exist. Families get legally sealed name changes and receive new social security cards, birth certificates, and drivers’ licenses. The program also works with doctors and school administrators to transfer medical records and report cards. Once a witness is relocated under their assumed name, their primary point of contact is a special U.S. Marshal known as a Witness Inspector who helps them ease into the new location, assisting them in establishing a credible-yet-concocted “history” for them through front companies and other bogus entities used to appear legitimate.

Relocated families receive a few thousand dollars a month stipend for a family, phased out after witnesses have time to look for a job. They also get temporary funding for housing and other basic expenses, which is only enough for a basic apartment and a used car. Since the government refuses to provide a fake credit history, witnesses struggle to secure products and services when companies demand financial information.

Witnesses’ memories are off-limits in their new life. They’re coached on how best to change the topic when people ask about their past. Unable to share anything honestly, witnesses struggle to make friends. A number of witnesses describe talking with family, who know their full identity, and the rest of the world, which does not, as switching between two different worlds. Some talk about themselves under their prior name in the third person.

Also, it’s not ordinary these days for adults or children not to use social networks, however, the risk is amplified by the increasing number of digital traces our lives create. In addition, companies and organizations now have much higher expectations for finding a paper trail / digital record for any individual, making it harder to create a credible new identity.

Life for relocated witnesses has proven remarkably safe, however, they experience the burden of constant lying and missing family events. Yes, the Marshals Service occasionally facilitates communication between relocated families and a few of the friends and family left behind, but for the most part, they’re completely cut off from family, and only in exceptional circumstances do people ever see them. Nor can witnesses ever return home. Many witnesses live in fear of being discovered and worry about a child letting their identity slip. Yet the hardest part of witness relocation is the way it seems to permanently alienate witnesses from both the rest of the world and themselves.

Citations:
https://tinyurl.com/yxcdmnp6
https://tinyurl.com/y4pk37td
https://tinyurl.com/y28kpeez

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Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Breathe in, Surrender and Celebrate

Dr. Julie TwoMoon ~ The Divine calls us to believe in timelines of infinite capacity… see past right now, know with unshakable brilliance that right now is one moment, not the whole picture, and that picture… man is it magnificent.

Stop getting caught in the BUT and start being excited for the YES.

This, right now, this is what it is, you are in the midst of a soul appointment, the funny thing about soul appointments is, you don’t realize it when you are in one. But this, this moment, this challenge, this step, it’s important, don’t skip it, don’t wish it away, don’t pine for it to leave, because this step is magical.

We are called into our brilliance, stop thinking that brilliance is easy and start KNOWING you are up to the task, you were made for this.

Create, play, speak, laugh, sing, dance and BE NOW, this moment is everything and nothing, which is why it is time to breathe it in, surrender and celebrate and get ready for some BIG MAGIC!

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Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

De’Von Bailey and the Supreme Court’s decision in Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S.

Supreme Court’s decision in Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S.1 involved a pair of police officers who shot a 15-year-old boy as he fled from a burglary. (He’d stolen $10 and a purse from a house.) The court ruled law enforcement couldn’t shoot every felon who tried to escape. What’s “objectively reasonable” changes as the circumstances change. The moment they no longer present a threat, you need to stop shooting” Supreme Court Justice Klinger said. Officers can’t justify their conduct based on whether their intentions were good. They have to demonstrate their actions were “objectively reasonable,” given the circumstances.

The Supreme Court Justices held deadly force “may not be used unless necessary to prevent the escape and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm to the officer or others. A police officer may not seize an unarmed, nondangerous suspect by shooting him dead… however…Where the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm, either to the officer or to others, it is not constitutionally unreasonable to prevent escape by using deadly force.

Video evidence released today demonstrates De’Von Bailey was not presenting any threat to the officers who shot and killed him while he attempted to flee. In addition, there is not a shred of evidence De’Von presented an imminent threat or risk that he was imminently about to use a gun to harm anyone else. Instead, it is clear De’Von was merely trying to get away from the situation. Even if the officers had legitimate concern a suspect might escape, the law strictly specifies it is only when the officers have evidence a person is in imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm may an officer use deadly force, a gun, to stop a person from fleeing.”

Lawrence Stoker, Bailey’s cousin said he was the other suspect in the robbery call and was at the scene when Bailey was shot. “He got shot at least three, four times. We did not rob anyone and Bailey did not reach for a gun. Instead, Bailey tried to run away. He didn’t get more than two feet away … and (police) started shooting. He didn’t turn around and grab his pocket or anything.” According to autopsy results, Bailey was shot four times: three times in the back and once in his arm.

Lawrence Stoker, was questioned after the shooting. Stocker didn’t know his cousin had a gun until it fell out of the pocket of his basketball shorts as he lay motionless in the street AFTER being shot. Three witnesses back up the cousin’s account as does the video from a home security system showing and police bodycam video EXACTLY what happened.

Lawrence Stoker, Bailey’s cousin was questioned after the shooting. Stocker didn’t know his cousin had a gun until it fell out of the pocket of his basketball shorts as he lay motionless in the street AFTER being shot. Three witnesses back up the cousin’s account as does the video from a home security system showing EXACTLY what happened.
https://tinyurl.com/y6a8dlr4

Also while questioning Stoker the police continually attempted to spin the narrative.
COUSIN DISPUTES POLICE ACCOUNT, CLAIMS 19-YEAR-OLD WAS ARMED BUT DIDN’T REACH FOR WEAPON
https://tinyurl.com/yyorjd5x

Know Your 4th Amendment Rights
https://letourvoicesecho.wordpress.com/know-your-4th-amendment-rights/

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

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Real ID ~ Each State Has Its’ Own Deadline

Eventually all domestic flyers will need a REAL ID-compliant license or other form of identification to fly. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.

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REAL ID is hacker-bait and puts personal and national security at risk, complicates travel, admittance to federal facilities and you’ll need a to purchase a license or ID even if yours is still valid and doesn’t require renewal for a couple of years. AND not complying can get your driver’s license or state ID revoked.

The REAL ID Act requires state motor vehicle divisions to open their database to all other states. It’s a hub and spoke system, a decentralized “distributed database” with a central hub, 50 state spokes and a pointer system. States must send a list of data to the hub, which acts as a central index of all drivers and ID holders. The system is called “State to State Exchange”

The FBI is spending over $1 billion to create the world’s largest biometric database and the driver’s license itself is a red herring. The goal of TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and DHS (Homeland Security) is to eliminate the need for ID documentation and focus on the use of biometrics. REAL ID is an unconstitutional power grab eliminating state’s rights and giving the federal government control over all citizens identification, movement, and access to goods and services. Real ID is a national ID, yet both Interpol and Nlets (International Justice and Public Safety Network are using the standards of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for collection and the sharing of biometrics. The ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) has also adopted the ISO standard(s). When it comes to identification, it does not matter whether an individual is in Paris, Texas or Paris, France, Los Ángeles, Chile or Los Angeles California the individual can be identified by the use of facial recognition software and the use of international telecommunication systems/networks. Nlets acknowledges it does share biometric information/data/samples with countries all over the world and one of the primary sources of information provided is state DMV databases.

At this point in time, our privacy has actually been somewhat protected by the fact all collected information still remains scattered across many different databases. But once the government, landlords, employers, or other powerful forces gain the ability to draw together all this information, our privacy will be destroyed. This is exactly what a national identity system would facilitate. A national ID facilitates tracking. When a police officer or security guard scans your ID card with a pocket bar-code reader, it will likely create a permanent record including, but not limited to your name, license number, the date and time as well as your location.

How long before office buildings, doctors’ offices, gas stations, highway tolls, subways, and buses incorporate the ID card into their security or payment systems for greater efficiency? The end result could be a situation where citizens’ movements inside their own country are monitored and recorded through these “internal passports.”

DMV offices will continue to appear as state offices, but under Real ID Act DMV offices become agents acting on behalf of the federal government charged with administering are forcing clerks to become federal immigration officials; verifying citizenship status and adjudicating who can and cannot be given a license despite the complexity of numerous categories and complex technicalities comprising immigration laws. A REAL ID amounts to an internal passport moving State DMVs away from licensing drivers to targeting immigrants who can’t prove they’re in enumerated lawful immigration status through verified documentary evidence, inevitably causing discrimination against those who may “look” or “sound” “foreign”.

Because of the new document requirements, the labor-intensive complexities involved in verifying documents, and the need for DMVs to reprocess the bulk of the population already possessing driver’s licenses, individuals will receive slower service, longer lines, and the need for repeat visits to the DMV. Out of a population of 290 million residents, there are approximately 194 million licensed drivers. In addition to the millions of children, teenagers, and the elderly are particularly likely to lack licenses. The complicated yet often ambiguous maze of requirements created by the Act will throw many unlucky people into a bureaucratic quagmire as they try to overcome inflexible verification requirements, bureaucratic errors or mismatches, lost documents, unique circumstances, or other problems. Some individuals, inevitably, will find themselves unable to obtain these new identity papers. In addition, for many low-income workers, taking off time work is difficult and expensive, the need for repeated trips to the DMV and other agencies such as registrar’s offices in search of birth certificates would be an even greater burden. And because the Act’s mandates would cost states billions of dollars which Congress refuses to pay, fees on drivers licenses will inevitably rise, and in all probability, State taxes will continue to escalate.

By definitively turning driver’s licenses into national identity documents, Real ID would have a tremendously destructive impact on privacy. The creation of a single interlinked database as well as the requirement that each DMV store copies of all the birth certificates and other documents presented will create a one-stop shop for identity thieves. Failure to include adequate privacy and security safeguards for this massive national identification database. Real ID will ultimately become a key infrastructure for and dramatically accelerate, the surveillance society already being constructed in the United States. Once put in place, it will be used more and more for the routine tracking, monitoring, and regulation of individuals’ movements and activities, exploiting the private sector, and expose individuals to a greater risk of identity theft and other security risks. The centralized database will inevitably, over time, become the repository for more and more data on individuals over an ever-wider set of purposes. The ability of hackers to gain access to the personal information of over 240 million US Citizens. The system is only as good as its weakest link and DHS admits there are minimum standards required of the states. As it is, nearly 10 million people, or 5% of U.S. adults, were victims of identity theft. The security problems with creating concentrated databases have been repeatedly demonstrated over the years, most recently in the rash of cases where information held by commercial database companies has fallen into the hands of identity thieves or others. AND if a thief has obtained someone’s REAL ID compliant state ID, it can be hard for the victim of identity theft to verify their own identity when traveling, moving to a new state, getting a job, or conducting business with a financial institution or government agency.

Remember, if you can’t provide an acceptable form of identification, you won’t be permitted through security checkpoints which means your expensive airline or train ticket is money down the drain; a missed court date may constitute a failure to appear warrant and may eventually even hinder people from picking up medical prescriptions, entering national parks and Social Security offices,

Instead of preventing disaster, Real ID is only bringing more issues by dividing people into documented/ undocumented and doesn’t create a safer atmosphere nor will it prevent terrorism in public spaces.

CITATIONS:

Americans Clueless about Danger of REAL ID
https://www.cchfreedom.org/cchf.php/1250

DHS ~ Homeland Security – States and Territories
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs

TSA Reminds Travelers of REAL ID Identification Requirements
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2019/04/04/tsa-reminds-travelers-real-id-identification-requirements

International Organization for Standardization
https://www.iso.org/about-us.html

ICAO ~ International Civil Aviation Organization
https://www.icao.int/Pages/default.aspx

Nlets ~ International Justice and Public Safety Network
https://classic.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/0904JUSTICENLETS.PDF

Real ID cannot be used for International Air Travel ~ Travel.State.Gov ~ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/card.html

Real ID will divide us into Documented and Undocumented
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-ulin-real-id-20180730-story.html

Are you ready for fingerprinting in exchange for a faster experience at the airport?
https://www.corporatetravelsafety.com/safety-tips/fingerprinting-need-know-tsa-precheck/

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

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The Walk

by Matthew Borke
Standing Rock Stories ~ February 26th 2017

It was 3 days since militarized forces raided Oceti Sakowin on Feb. 23rd, 46 of us were arrested and Keisha. Thanks to bail funds, we were released in less than 24 hours. They claimed all our digital devices as evidence, bulldozed our homes, and impounded our vehicles.

The word came into Standing Rock Res that they were preparing to raid yet again. And roadblocks began to appear.

So I began to walk back to Mandan where our arraignment was scheduled. They allowed Keisha a seat in the Patty Wagon the first time. I was not so sure that would happen again. For the first raid, they abandoned all the animals as the officer expressed to me that the decision was preordained.

Keisha, the official camp mascot of Standing Rock; Keisha was the only dog to get arrested with her owner Matthew Borke

So I began to walk towards the roadblock on 1806. Knowing that 1806 is the shortest route, and it was February in North Dakota. I was not sure how far it was, as GPS was no longer available without Digital Devices.

Soon, I approached the roadblock at the Cannon Ball Bridge. A National Parks Ranger From San Francisco got into full riot gear before approaching me with a BIA officer.

I expressed to them, my need to get to court. And they were blocking the shortest, safest route. Several other uniforms began to appear. I expressed the need to understand why they would not let me take the safest route. And know that the “trouble” was dispersed, why would they say the route was dangerous? Another officer called for a vehicle with the cage in it. I thought, how thoughtful to think about Keisha. But then realized, the cage was for me… I even asked if they could give me a ride to the other side of the “danger” zone. They assured me, that if i was to enter any of the vehicles, they would take me back to jail. Although, it was where court was. So I asked the Park Ranger, a known deputized BIA agent, that needed some type of paperwork to reference in my court case. Even a business card. Which no officer was willing to provide. So he wrote down his name and badge number on a piece of paper. It Said, Officer Corn. I was shocked and replied, “You’re from the Corn Family, I’m from The Corn Family Too” (Which is True). He did not appear amused. So I agreed to take the long way around.

A BIA and State Trooper agents “marshaled” me back to the Pit Stop Road Block. Making sure i would not turn into Cheyenne River Camp. No stopping, or breaking, straight out the roadblocks they claimed.

When arriving to the Pit Stop Road Block, i politely asked the State Trooper if he would me rather, walk in the center of the road, or go around the roadblock. he responded that he no longer cared but it sparked a small conversation.

The BIA agent behind me, got on his loudspeaker and began cracking jokes about Keisha and her bones. I chuckled, which caused the state trooper to react and say, “Are you Laughing At Me?” I expressed the BIA actions and it made for a decent ice breaker. The officer began to express to me why the officers took off their badges. And told me, “I remember you from the Raid. You were arrested for trespassing.” I told him that’s incorrect. He expressed again his truth.

“Officer, I was arrested for “Interfering with a Government Function. Would you like to see my arrest papers? This is why we have a conflict of interest. I know this to be true yet your telling me otherwise. While I have your attention, You enforce Code, not Law. What sections of the Codes do you study?”

“Uh, I’m a State Trooper, so I study Penal Codes and Traffic Codes.”
“You do not study Safety Codes?”
“No”
“So Why then Does It Say Safety On Your Vehicle?”
“Wow, your actually coming at this rather peacefully.”
“Well Thank you”

We carried on with discussion a little longer as he talked about how much Fecal Matter was in Camp. I told him it was very muddy and attempted to explain to him the process of the composting toilets that we built. Which definitely was a necessity since the porta potties froze back in early December.

He Claimed:
“I slipped in it.”
“Are you sure, it is rather muddy. Did you test it?”
“I Don’t need to. I still have a bag of it in the back of my squad car.”

At this time, i realized that our conversations were over. He had a garbage bag from our composting toilets in the trunk of his car… Apparently to show his buddies…

“uh, Keisha and i gotta go. We have a long walk ahead of us.”

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

The Lobotomy of Rosemary Kennedy

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe


Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy was the oldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She was a sister of President of the United States John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Rose and Joe Kennedy tried to erase all detail about their handicapped daughter. Many do not know her sad tale.

September 13, 1918: When Rose Kennedy went into labor with Rosemary, her third child, the nurse who was caring for her was reluctant to deliver a baby without a physician on hand. Though the nurse had the necessary training, when the doctor’s arrival was delayed she demanded Rose “hold her legs together tightly in the hope of delaying the baby’s birth.” When that failed, she resorted to “holding the baby’s head and forcing it back into the birth canal for two excruciating hours.”

As Rosemary grew into toddlerhood, Rose noticed she “was not like the others.” By kindergarten, Rosemary was called “retarded,” in the lingo of the times, and such children were considered defective. For Joe Kennedy, obsessed with the family image, it was a disaster. Rosemary never proceeded mentally beyond third or fourth-grade intelligence and she was packed off to a boarding school for misfits.


The family did their best to incorporate her into their daily lives, taking her sailing and making sure she was always asked to dance at parties. But as Rosemary got older, she began to have tantrums that sometimes turned violent. At the same time, her voluptuous figure was attracting male attention, and Joe became concerned: an unwanted pregnancy in the family could damage his sons’ political future.

Dr. James Watts carried out a frontal lobotomy on Rosemary Kennedy’s brain at a facility in upstate New York in November 1941. Rosemary’s father, Joe Kennedy scheduled Rosemary for a lobotomy without his wife’s knowledge; an experimental procedure meant to make mentally ill patients more docile. The surgery, involved drilling holes on both sides of Rosemary’s head, inserting a spatula into her cranium near the frontal lobes and turning and scraping. Throughout the entire procedure, Rosemary was awake, speaking with doctors and reciting poems to nurses. They knew the procedure was over when she stopped speaking. A psychiatrist present at the lobotomy asked Rosemary to tell him stories and repeat the months of the year. The doctor kept scraping away brain tissue until Rosemary could no longer talk. The surgery was botched and Rosemary emerged almost completely disabled.

Following the lobotomy, Rosemary could barely walk and knew only a few words. Since Rosemary could no longer speak or walk. She was moved to an institution and spent months in physical therapy before she regained movement, and even then it was only partially in one arm. She would spend most of her life hidden away from the world and even her own family. After housing her in a psychiatric facility in upstate New York for seven years, Joe ordered his daughter sent to Saint Coletta and never saw her again. Her siblings didn’t see her for two decades.

Rosemary Kennedy spent 20 years in the institution, unable to speak, walk, or see her family. It wasn’t until after Joe suffered a massive stroke her mother Rose went to go see her daughter again. In a panicked rage, Rosemary attacked her, unable to express herself any other way. It seemed, despite all the covering up, she still remembered her mother and what had been done to her.

After being reunited with her family, Rosemary Kennedy lived out the rest of her life in Saint Coletta’s, a residential care facility in Jefferson, Wisconsin, until her death in 2005 at 86 years of age.

The Kennedy’s, having realized what they had done began to champion rights for the mentally disabled. John F. Kennedy would use his presidency to sign the Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendment to the Social Security Act, the precursor to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which his brother Ted pushed for during his time as a senator. Eunice Kennedy, JFK and Rosemary’s sister also founded the Special Olympics in 1962, to champion the achievements and abilities of the physically and mentally disabled.

Excerpts from the books:
Kate Clifford Larson “The Hidden Kennedy Daughter”
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff “The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women”
https://www.amazon.com/Rosemary-Daughter-Kate-Clifford-Larson/dp/0544811909

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Theft of DNA Ownership Rights

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

“DISCOVER ANCESTORS. STRENGTHEN FAMILY TIES. UNDERSTAND YOUR LIFE.”

Aided by venture capital and a flood of savvy marketing, Ancestry LLC has grown to become the world’s largest DNA testing conglomerate. Since 2012, it has lured more than 9 million people to spit into tubes and add their genetic code to the world’s largest private database of DNA. It has also banked away the world’s largest collection of human spittle, numbering in the hundreds of gallons.

In the age of Facebook and Google, consumers seem comfortable surrendering their personal information to corporations which collect and convert non-revenue generating assets into sources of revenue. But Ancestry and other DNA testing companies have added an audacious tweak: Consumers are now paying to hand over their genetic code, their most sensitive individual identifier, to companies monetizing it far into the future.

Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives. Giving them your DNA sample does not just affect you, it also puts your family and relatives at risk. According to their legal contracts, you still own your DNA, but so does Ancestry.com. DNA and genetic data Ancestry collects may be used against “you or a genetic relative.” According to its privacy policies, Ancestry takes ownership of your DNA forever. Your ownership of your DNA, on the other hand, is limited in years.

There are three significant provisions in the Ancestry DNA Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to consider on behalf of yourself and your genetic relatives: (1) the perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use your DNA; (2) the warning that DNA information may be used against “you or a genetic relative”; (3) your waiver of legal rights.

By submitting DNA you agree to “grant AncestryDNA and the Ancestry Group Companies a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license to use your DNA, and any DNA you submit for any person from whom you obtained legal authorization as described in this Agreement, and to use, host, sublicense and distribute the resulting analysis to the extent and in the form or context we deem appropriate on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known, or hereafter developed or discovered.”

Basically, Ancestry.com gets to use or distribute your DNA for any research or commercial purpose it decides and doesn’t have to pay you, or your heirs, a dime. Furthermore, Ancestry.com takes this royalty-free license in perpetuity (for all time) and can distribute the results of your DNA tests anywhere in the world and with any technology which exists, or will ever be invented. With this single contractual provision, customers are granting Ancestry.com the broadest possible rights to own and exploit their genetic information.

Terms also require customers to confirm that, “You understand that by providing any DNA to us, you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by AncestryDNA that may relate to or otherwise embody your DNA.” Essentially, you still own your DNA, but so does Ancestry.com. And, you can commercialize your own DNA for money, but Ancestry.com is also allowed to monetize your DNA for millions of dollars and doesn’t have to compensate you.

Even if you’ve never used Ancestry.com, but one of your genetic relatives has, the company may already own identifiable portions of your DNA. Buried in the “Informed Consent” section, which is incorporated into the Terms of Service, Ancestry.com warns customers, “it is possible that information about you or a genetic relative could be revealed, such as that you or a relative are carriers of a particular disease. That information could be used by insurers to deny you insurance coverage, by law enforcement agencies to identify you or your relatives, and in some places, the data could be used by employers to deny employment.”

The Ancestry.com Terms of Service also warns that genetic information in its possession can be used by state or federal law enforcement agencies “to identify you or your relatives.” With the rise of forensic evidence in criminal investigations, DNA is often considered incontrovertible evidence. To propel the use of DNA evidence in criminal investigations and prosecutions, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operates the national Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.

Ancestry.com takes no responsibility. By consenting to the AncestryDNA Terms and Conditions, “you or a genetic relative” agree to hold the company harmless for any damages that AncestryDNA may cause unintentionally or purposefully.

In the event you or your genetic information cause harm, you agree to “defend, indemnify and hold harmless AncestryDNA, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees).” And customers beware, “you may be liable to others as well as to us if your account is used in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.” That means you could end up owing money to Ancestry.com, its attorneys, and others.

The final indignity for Ancestry.com customers is that they must waive fundamental legal rights by agreeing to mandatory binding arbitration. With the exception of intellectual property rights disputes and certain small claims, Ancestry.com customers must pursue their disputes through arbitration, rather than court. In arbitration, the established legal rules of discovery, evidence, and trial by jury do not exist.

Turning over your DNA means a loss of complete ownership and control. Ancestry.com customers should also know they’re giving up the genetic privacy of themselves and their relatives.

This information also applies to 23andMe and will also apply to any other DNA testing corporation.

As of Jan. 15, 2019 an ancestry report from 23andMe.com, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline now owns your genetic identity. Human DNA has now become a commodity, with 23andMe the world’s largest database of genetic code serving as the “new frontier” for pioneering drug-makers. British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline purchased a $300 million share in the genealogy company, which promises to tell you your ancestry in exchange for your DNA. But if people are concerned about their social security numbers being stolen, they should be even more concerned about their genetic information being misused. This information is never 100% safe. The risk is magnified when one organization shares it with a second organization. When information moves from one place to another, there’s always a chance for it to be intercepted by unintended third parties. As genetic profiling technologies evolve, 23andMe is serving as a translation service, turning living bodies into code that can be aggregated into big data. This big data represents big profit for big pharma, who can use it to create experimental drugs which can be marketed to consumers based on their genetic profiles. The FDA warns this includes an inherent risk of diagnoses and prescriptions based on false positives or false negatives for certain genetic traits.

23andMe can keep and sell its customers’ genetic information to others because consumers consent to the sale of their anonymous and aggregate information just by purchasing the product and agreeing to its privacy statement. The company can also sell deidentified individual-level data if the research consent document is signed.

They recently announced the drug company Genetech offered to pay up to $60 million to use its database to conduct Parkinson’s research. And the fact 23andMe can sell data puts a worrying spin on the proposed changes to consent for federally funded human research.

At the moment, federally funded researchers and private companies have the same standards for consent: If human biospecimens are not “identifiable,” they don’t have to ask for consent to use them for research.

REMEMBER:

Ancestry.com and 23andMe market their DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings. Unless customers request otherwise, Ancestry adds people’s DNA data to its proprietary database, therefore, you are not just taking the test for you, you are taking it for the whole family. People must understand, turning over their DNA means a loss of complete ownership and control. Ancestry’s terms and conditions are long, and somewhat boring, but people should read them. They make a big deal of stating you own your DNA. But they are taking a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to do what they want with your DNA and your actual genetic sample they keep in storage. Ancestry allows customers to request their DNA analysis be erased from the company’s database after results are received, and request destruction of their remaining biological sample. BUT it is a two-step process, and customers must read deep into the company’s privacy statement to learn how to do it. Requests for DNA data elimination can be made online, BUT customers MUST call its support center to request destruction of their biological sample.

However, future owners could change privacy protections, including Ancestry’s promise not to share personal data with insurance companies. Ancestry’s terms and conditions state “We have the right to modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service at any time.”

ANCESTRY.COM was founded by a pair of Brigham Young University graduates in the 1990s and was one of the early internet start-ups allowing customers to build their family trees online, accessing troves of information the company assembled. Paul B. Allen, one of the founders said it makes sense a family-tree internet company would arise in Utah, where the Mormon church has long kept extensive family history records. “This is the mother lode of genealogical research”.

Thirty years later, Ancestry is still based in Utah but has mushroomed into a multinational company operating in more than 30 countries, pulling in $1 billion in revenue in 2017. Its headquarters in Lehi, south of Salt Lake City, is home to 1,100 of the company’s 1,600 employees. The building features a display of lanterns, descending through several floors, meant to resemble DNA strands.

To really grasp the company’s rapid growth, one needs to visit one of Ancestry’s contractor labs, where the company sends customer’s genetic samples for analysis. One of these labs is in La Jolla, Calif., owned by Illumina, a leading company in sequencing and genotyping DNA. The kits and spit tubes Ancestry sends to Illumina do not have people’s names or addresses which is the only identifying marker reconnecting the results with individual customers. Like other DNA testing companies, Ancestry uses spit for genetic analysis because its an easy way for consumers to provide their DNA. Saliva contains white blood cells and cells from the inner lining of people’s mouths. A line of workers remove spit tubes from the kits, scanning their bar codes and checking for defects. Illumina isolates the DNA, then goes through a multi-step process of “amplifying”, processing and turning it into a machine-readable code, the entire process takes about four days. After Illumina finishes its analysis, the results are sent back to Ancestry marked only with bar codes to prevent disclosure of customer identities. The remainder of people’s biological sample is returned to Ancestry’s custody where they use the code to analyze a customer’s ethnicity. Ancestry then generates an ethnicity estimate which is forwarded to the person. Ancestry not only stores people’s genetic data, but the raw DNA itself, how long it will be stored, is unknown.

HACKING:

 Unidentified hackers last year accessed an Ancestry website, RootsWeb, compromising the sign-ins of 55,000 Ancestry customers who had the same log-in credentials with RootsWeb. The site has since been shut down. The incident received little attention but revealed how customers’ personal information could be accessed and exploited through Ancestry’s partnerships and acquisitions.

AncestryDNA, a subsidiary of Ancestry LLC marketing genetic testing, pledges to safeguard people’s private data. But the company has a history of changing the terms of its agreements with customers. In the most high-profile example, Ancestry in 2014 shut down MyFamily.com, a social networking site where more than 1.5 million users had posted family memories, photos and conversations. Numerous customers said they lost treasured family history because of inadequate notification from the company, which decided not to back up the data.

Ancestry claims to beat its competitors’ inaccurate analysis of a person’s ethnicity. But interviews with company officials reveal Ancestry has wide gaps in its ethnic markers for Asia and other sections of the world. Outside geneticists and anthropologists say Ancestry and other companies are making misleading claims about the accuracy of their ethnic analyses.

 Most Ancestry customers consent to have their DNA results, in a de-identified form, shared with the company’s research partners in the pursuit of sciences, including finding cures to diseases. But Ancestry’s main research partner is a secretive Google offshoot called Calico Life Sciences, which is focused on ways to extend human longevity through biotechnology. Critics have labeled Calico a “vanity project” of several Silicon Valley billionaires who want to extend their own lifespans.

IN CONCLUSION:
The U.S. government recently proposed revisions to the federal human subjects research regulations which would require federally funded researchers to get what is called “broad consent” from people to use their biospecimens (it is unclear what effect this would have on private/public collaborations). This would apply even if researchers won’t know who the specimens came from. Broad consent would include a general description of types of research which might be conducted with the biospecimen.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Watch Night Services

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe


The Watch Night Services in Black communities celebrated today can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as “Freedom’s Eve.” On that night, free and freed Blacks living in the Union States came together gathering at churches, private homes, and other safe spaces, while thousands of their enslaved Black sisters and brothers stood, knelt and prayed on plantations anxiously awaiting for President Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation into law. Then, at the stroke of midnight, January 1, 1863, all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free. When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts, and songs of joy as people fell to their knees and thanked God.

It’s been 156 years since the first Freedom’s Eve and Black folks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing them safely through another year. African American Christians continue the faith tradition of their enslaved ancestors and will gather, Dec. 31, 2018, to celebrate they are the survivors of a people who were defined in the U.S. Constitution as three-fifths human, shackled in chains and denied the right to vote. Most people were never taught the African American history of Watch Night, but tradition still brings Blacks together to celebrate “how we got over.”

Harper’s Weekly, 21 February 1862. Source: While slavery was far from dead in the United States in early 1863, the signs increasingly were not good for its long-term survival.

Today, Lincoln is remembered as “The Great Emancipator,” but the story of emancipation is complex and contradictory, and the question of how we choose to commemorate this anniversary can be touchy. The purpose of the Emancipation Proclamation was to create confusion and disruption among the Confederate forces. The Emancipation Proclamation only granted freedom to those slaves residing in the Confederate States and not the slaves residing in the Union States as Lincoln didn’t have any jurisdiction over slaves residing in Confederate States because these states had seceded from the United States, ergo, the Civil War, therefore, he did not have the authority to emancipate slaves in the Confederacy, in essence, the Emancipation Proclamation was a worthless document.

In actuality, Lincoln was just as racist as the rest of the peers of his era. This is evidenced by his saying the following at the Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois.

(The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146)

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

“That the Executive will, on the first day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State, or the people thereof, shall on that day be, in good faith, represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such State shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion against the United States.”

Now, therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit:

Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defense; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.

And I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh.

By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

It’s said the Emancipation Proclamation freed no slaves. In a way, this is true. The Emancipation Proclamation actually freed few people. The proclamation only applied to the Confederate States, as an act to seize enemy resources. By freeing slaves in the Confederacy, Lincoln was actually freeing people he did not directly control as a military measure which was a result of Union battlefield losses by July 1862, the President decided emancipation was a military necessity and ordered slaves freed in areas which were in rebellion against the U.S., declaring the military would enforce their freedom, and receive former slaves into the U.S. military, however it didn’t apply to border slave states like Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri, all of which had remained loyal to the Union.

After the Emancipation Proclamation, the Southern cause was now the defense of slavery. The proclamation was a shrewd maneuver by Lincoln to brand the Confederate States as a slave nation and render foreign aid impossible because the Proclamation only applied to the ten states still in rebellion in 1863, and thus did not cover the nearly 500,000 slaves in the slave-holding border states.

The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution actually abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865.

2 days late

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Mary Jane “Mae” West was born on August 17, 1893, in Kings County, New York, delivered at home by her midwife aunt. Mae was the eldest surviving child of prizefighter father John Patrick West, known as “Battlin’ Jack West” and mother Mathilde “Tillie” Delker, a former corset and fashion model. Mae was five when she first entertained a church crowd social, subsequently appearing in amateur shows at the age of seven. She often won prizes at local talent contests and shortly thereafter began performing professionally in vaudeville. In 1907 at the age of 14. Mae first performed under the stage name “Baby Mae”, but she also tried various personas, including a male impersonator. Her first appearance in a Broadway show was in the 1911 revue put on by her former dancing teacher, unfortunately, the show folded after only eight performances. At 18, she was singled out and discovered by The New York Times reviewer who wrote a “girl named Mae West, hitherto unknown, pleased by her grotesquerie and snappy way of singing and dancing.”

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Mae in New York 18 years old

Mae was an early supporter of the women’s liberation movement and since the early 1920s supported gay rights. Years before her movie career she wrote a play about homosexuals called “The Drag.” It never opened, also she’d already been arrested for staging another controversial play. Mae believed gays were born gay and was vehemently against the belief therapy could “change” a person from gay to straight

In 1932 she was offered a film contract by Paramount Pictures despite being close to 40. A director let pick her leading man for the film “She Done Him Wrong”. As Mae looked out the window she spotted a good looking young man walking across the street and inquired about him. “If he can talk, I’ll take him!”, which is how Cary Grant was discovered. When Paramount balked at putting Black musicians on the screen, she insisted on the new sensation Duke Ellington and His Orchestra for Belle of the Nineties (1934). By the second half of the 1930s, Mae’s popularity was affected by her dialogue and severely censored but she was a shrewd investor, produced her own stage acts and invested her money in large tracts of land in Van Nuys, a suburb of Los Angeles.

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On April 11, 1911, seventeen-year-old Mae married Frank Szatkus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The marriage was kept secret until a filing clerk discovered the marriage certificate in 1935 and alerted the press. In 1937, in reply to a legal interrogatory, she obtained a legal divorce which was granted on July 21, 1942. August 1913, Mae met Guido Deiro an Italian-born vaudeville headliner and star of the piano-accordion. Her affair went “very deep, hittin’ on all the emotions. Marriage is a great institution. I’m not ready for an institution yet.”

From its 1930 opening until her death Mae lived in the Ravenswood penthouse, during this time she was dating Black boxing champion William “Gorilla” Jones. The landlords of the Ravenswood apartment building didn’t allow “negroes” to visit the complex and complained, so West shut them up by purchasing the building and lifting the ban on African American guests and tenants.

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Barely 5′ Mae didn’t drink, smoke or swear, loved sweets, hated to diet but exercised in her spare bedroom with various gymnastic accessories including five pound dumbbells, a contraption with handles and cords which worked like a human pulling machine, and a plain traction bar such as ballet dancers hang onto while toning up. The constant stream of White, Black, and Latino fighters who visited her at home were, she claimed, “the one departure I have made from the average citizen’s way of life.” She knew everybody in every town – judges, mayors, gangsters. Sweet, demure with a sensitive retiring side she’d say, ‘The world is about spiritual power, it’s about feeling.” She “quiet offstage, but when she got onstage, she lit up.

At age 61 she became romantically involved with Chester Rybinski, a wrestler and one of the musclemen in her Las Vegas stage show. Rybinski was former Mr. California and merchant marine, he was 30 years younger than Mae, later changing his name to Paul Novak and moving in with her. Chester/Paul discreetly arranged for treatment of the medical problems of her final years, diabetes and cataracts, and protected and reassured her as she became remote, defensive, and increasingly paranoid. She was convinced that “the forces” that had once protected her health and career had abandoned her, that the sun was her enemy, that Tennessee Williams, Mart Crowley, and Warren Beatty had stolen ideas from her early plays for Suddenly Last Summer, The Boys in the Band, and Shampoo. Their romance continued until her death at age 87 on November 22, 1980. Novak once commented, “I believe I was put on this Earth to take care of Mae West.”

During World War II, Allied aircrews called their yellow inflatable, vest-like life preserver jackets “Mae Wests”. Her lips inspired surrealist artist Salvatore Dali to create the “Mae West Lips Sofa” an art deco shaped couch. Fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (Coco Chanel’s rival) designed a number of Mae’s costumes. In 1937 Schiaparelli released a perfume called Shocking which came in a bottle shaped like Mae’s torso. It’s also rumored Mae inspired a Coca-Cola bottle. She actually had special shoes, almost like a shoe within a shoe which is said to have changed her gate. The nine-inch platform heels she wore to make her five-foot, 130 lb. body appear taller and slimmer.

In 1977 I was employed by the William Randolph Hearst Publishing Company, one of the young men I worked with told me Mae West phone number and address was in the phone book, we looked it up and he called her. She was absolutely wonderful, genuinely friendly and funny as ever. I used to drive by the Ravenswood every day to and from work and although I never saw her, one time her chauffeur had pulled her white on white limo around to the entrance and was standing on the curb with the door open waiting for her to exit the building. Unfortunately, the traffic was heavy and the light changed from red to green and before I could get a glimpse I had to move on. But I’ll always remember almost seeing her!

Excerpts and Citations from:
Wikipedia
The Immortality Of Mae West
13 Things You Might Not Know About Mae West
Mae West Facts
A Look Inside FIDM’s Vault Of Historical And Hollywood Footwear

A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE ~ Remember to forget

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

By Rudy TwoMoon
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WE INDIGENOUS AROUND THE WORLD OFFER FOOD AS GIFTS
This was thanks and giving. This tells all of creation we know what hunger feels like, and no one should ever be hungry. This gesture also asks creation to send more abundance because we are a sharing people whose happiness comes from giving and sharing. We believed this all year around, every day, not just one.

We believed the half-starved should always share with the starving. We dedicated our two front rows of fields and gardens to travelers, those known and unknown. But now, Thanksgiving has everyone pretending it’s a joyous Thanksgiving celebration: Happy Thanksgiving statements, having to shut our mouths and pretend we’re having a wonderful time, pretending there is no genocide, just happiness. Puritans singing and dancing with friendly Indians. Friends for all time!

No, we are not allowed to voice how babies were slammed against boulders, or how children were used as bait to train attack dogs, or how our lands were stolen then destroyed. The same with our waters. Or, how we were forced to trade in free foods and medicines for a lifetime of struggling debt. We’re not supposed to think about the people enslaved by education and religion to make us into the image of our enslavers. Or, how we lost our hair, were brutally punished for speaking our language, were jailed for dancing and singing our ancestors songs, for praying to creation and being called a sinner because creation wasn’t GOD. Mocked. Spit on. Laughed at. Corrected, corrected, and corrected again and again, again and again, because science claims it has proven we are in fact Chinese, when in fact the land bridge was a theory created out of thin air in 1902… 6 yrs. later, it was busted…. in fact it’s been busted in a multitude of ways and proved a lie as per “9 – repeat allele” genetic marker, yet many never bothered to learn the truth and are spewing regurgitated sound-bites just as they’ve been trained to do by public education…. If the land bridge is 10 to 20 thousand yrs. old why do we have extinct cultures throughout the US who died out 50 to 100 thousand yrs. ago? Why is Michigan copper which can only be found in Michigan, found in the tombs of Egyptian mummies? Why is cocaine and tobacco, which is only found in the Americas also found with these same mummies?

Who stole this land? Our land was a gift but it’s been abused. We’ve been forced to salute the flag whose military hunted us for sport and profit and good times.

THIS IS TRULY A DAY OF MIRACLES, KINDNESS AND SHARING, FRIENDSHIP AND FEASTING.
But, before we get lost in all this holiday cheer, let me remind us: Thanksgiving was a celebration for every time a section of land was conquered and the tribes eradicated. this happened so often, Thanksgiving (by name) was celebrated sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. Thanksgiving is a time where we must sit with the oppression, smiling with forgiveness in “OUR” hearts, forgetting history because “that’s all in the past.”

Forgiveness and forgetting! Take the elbows off the table, chew with mouths closed, and pass the potatoes. Take this one day, and one day only, and “remember to forget” we are supposed to be thankful everyday. Stop the fighting this day, eat, so you can fight the oppressors patriotic wars tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow.

Open Letter For People Looking For Open Letters

Thank you Robin Sokoloff
Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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I sat down at a sidewalk cafe today, popped open this laptop – ready to send some words to anyone who’s looking for perspective and support out there.

And just like clockwork, when I try to go anywhere or do anything as a woman by myself, I am interrupted.

I am just sitting here, trying to write you these words. I’m typing away. A shadow blocks out the sun above me. Someone is looming above. This is not the first time in a lifetime of men shaped looms.

“Excuse me miss. Hey miss.”

I keep typing.

“Yo ma. Ma… yo I’m trying to talk to you lady.”

I breathe. I keep doing what I’m doing.

“Yo BITCH! What the fuck! You must be some kind a bitch right? Sitting there.”

I remain unmoved.

“BITCH I’M TALKING TO YOU!”

He puts his phone on my table.

I see it. I see where this is going. I see it all.

I pause.

I do the mental math.

I close my laptop. I set it aside.

I flip the table, forcing him to tumble back surprised.

I stand up.

I pause again.

I breathe.

I lock eyes with him.

I look at him and let him see how bored I am. I look at him like he’s an ant. I look at him like he’s obviously no match and he must have been tripping.

I say, “Say it again. No please, tell me again what a bitch I am. Let everyone here know just what a bitch I am so they can hear it and understand you fully that I’m a bitch. What else you got? Just ‘Bitch’? That’s it? What was next? Please oh please, don’t leave me hanging, I’ve been waiting all day for you to interrupt my meal and piss all over me so you can get what YOU need today. Oh hey! Maybe if you say ‘bitch’ some more, maybe just maybe, the people sitting all around me, – no, shrinking all around me while pretending this isn’t happening – maybe one of these nice people will get up and come to my aid or something. I dunno? Sounds crazy right? Why don’t you just call me crazy bitch too, for thinking someone here might care more about a woman’s safety right now than their own pasta.”

No one moves. Still. All of them. Of course. Same as it ever was.

He darts for his phone at my feet.

I push him back. My two hands. On his shoulders. I push him back like we are at the line of scrimmage. That’s what that’s called, right? Football is weird. But now I’m a football player.

He tumbles back again. This has clearly never happened to him before.

He tries again for the phone.

I step on it. Not enough to hurt it, of course. Just lightly enough to say, “Nah, that’s my phone now.”

I cock my head, motioning him up the block; or else.

He runs.

I calmly and quietly pack up my things. I swing my bag over my shoulder. Same as it ever was. I mean, no one at this restaurant seems mildly concerned about my condition, so why should I be.

The waiter shuffles just inside my periphery, to dip his toe in: “Ma’am, your sangria?” – looking to me to make this nice.

“Ma’am, ummm…. are you okay?” Says the patron next to me, suddenly leaping into action now that the action is clearly over.

“Who me? Yes, I AM okay, thanks to your help! Wow, you really took action there, huh? I hope you’re all happy with your choices here today. I hope you’re all knocking back that beer extra hard murmuring ‘oh gee, this Kavanaugh thing… isn’t there anything we can do?!?’ Newsflash my friends, you just missed your chance. You just didn’t ‘do’ anything. So I thank you all.”

I wink at them.

I eye my harasser shuffling along one block up, turning the corner.

I follow.

That’s right, I follow him.

I follow him for a bit.

I follow my harasser some more.

I see him realize I am following him.

I follow him past all the other women who he would’ve tried this on, but is now too busy trying to get away from me.

I watch him awkwardly strategize for many blocks. Change tactics, and wonder who he can ask for help. But he won’t, cause he’s a man. So…

I follow him through 6 Lanes of Canal Street/ Holland Tunnel traffic in both directions.

I keep coming, kinda like it’s Terminator III.

He ducks into a Dunkin’ Donuts, and hides like a child under the window counter.

I stop right outside the store, stand just over him, and stare.

I wonder, how odd, to hide beyond a window, like I can’t see him. Ha!

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him till he stops panicking long enough to realize there’s no way out until I give it him.

I breathe.

I breathe some more.

I light my cigarette.

I take a puff.

I take another.

I shake my head and laugh.

I walk on.

I release him.

I release him.

– – – – – – – –

If you came here looking for hope, I’m not sure I have it. No, I definitely don’t have it. All I have is my survivor’s strength to share, and my continued commitment to transparency where you are all concerned.

I don’t want to give you hope. I want you to wake the fuck up.

I’m telling every single one of you who have been too blah blah blah to believe me, support me, or fight with me – The age of your ignorance needs to end today.

The age where you birth your daughters into a system of violence, and quietly escape to the suburbs as though that will keep them safe, but it will only really stifle their screams just enough so that you can sleep through their torture – The age of your indifference ends today.

The age where you birth your sons into a system that rapes and pillages the generation after you, just as you have, and you find yourself defending a monster because you see a little Kavanaugh in your precious boy king – The age of your convenience ends today.

I do blame you. I do. I’ve been out ringing all the alarms. I’ve been out here weeding out all the weeds, and holding the line so it can inch no further. I’ve been out here defending myself, and defending you too.

And for the life of me, I keep scratching my head knowing you all have children and grandchildren of your own by now and I don’t know what the fuck you are going to do. What you think they are going to do. They are not safe from this. No, not from this – The age where you can hide this from them is over. Heck, the age where you can hide them FROM this is over.

As many of you know, I run Town Stages. That means lots of people in and out, day in and day out. Lot’s of conversations amongst friends, and even more conversations amongst strangers.

If I had a nickel for every seemly nice guy who’s tried to mack on me this week by saying, “So… this Kavanaugh thing, huh?”

And I just stare back. I figure it’s their turn to make this nice.

And they go, “Well, I mean… do you think there is any… absolutely any chance that he didn’t do it? Like what if….. I mean, there’s very little evidence and I was wondering like what if… ”

And I stop him there. I try to help him out. I try to take his side.

“Bro – Humor me. Imagine you were overcome by a bunch of piss drunk men, half suffocated, and brought to the point of ‘about to be raped’, if not actually raped in this manner as so very many women are. Think about it for a sec. Would you tell anyone? How would the people around you act if you said you had been raped? Would your family believe you? Would your job believe you? Would the WHOLE WORLD believe you? Are you prepared to be the laughing stock of every where you go for the rest of your life just to stop one man from having a job? Tell me – Is there a world in which YOU would make this up knowing it would pretty much end your life as you currently know it? And if you actually worked up the courage to tell your story, what would you do if some guy like you, no, millions of guys like you were standing here going ARE YOU SURE???”

He says, “oh…. I …shit. Yeah…. But wait, were the guys that raped me gay or straight.”

I stare back. I blink once, very slowly.

He knows he’s an idiot. He admits he’s an idiot. He just needed a sec.

“Well the thing is, women don’t get a sec when they are being sexually assaulted.”

He stands there quietly.

I stand there quietly.

He tries to change topics, says “Hey… Nice place. You work here?”

“I built it.”

He looks at me.

He looks down.

“Yeah. You weren’t expecting that either, were you….”

He stands there quietly.

And maybe he was thinking, what a bitch.

But what if he was thinking: Holy shit. I’ve gotta get my shit together.

And that’s all I want, men. Get your shit together.

I suppose my open letter for people who like open letters in dark times even though it’s always been a dark time for the people who actually build America, is this: You just pissed off one of the fiercest bitches to ever walk this earth and you still haven’t thought this though. Be afraid. Be very afraid. You left me and my friends with nothing to lose when you had everything to lose. Bad plan. Very bad.
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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

I sat down at a sidewalk cafe today, popped open this laptop – ready to send some words to anyone who’s looking for perspective and support out there.

And just like clockwork, when I try to go anywhere or do anything as a woman by myself, I am interrupted.

I am just sitting here, trying to write you these words. I’m typing away. A shadow blocks out the sun above me. Someone is looming above. This is not the first time in a lifetime of men shaped looms.

“Excuse me miss. Hey miss.”

I keep typing.

“Yo ma. Ma… yo I’m trying to talk to you lady.”

I breathe. I keep doing what I’m doing.

“Yo BITCH! What the fuck! You must be some kind a bitch right? Sitting there.”

I remain unmoved.

“BITCH I’M TALKING TO YOU!”

He puts his phone on my table.

I see it. I see where this is going. I see it all.

I pause.

I do the mental math.

I close my laptop. I set it aside.

I flip the table, forcing him to tumble back surprised.

I stand up.

I pause again.

I breathe.

I lock eyes with him.

I look at him and let him see how bored I am. I look at him like he’s an ant. I look at him like he’s obviously no match and he must have been tripping.

I say, “Say it again. No please, tell me again what a bitch I am. Let everyone here know just what a bitch I am so they can hear it and understand you fully that I’m a bitch. What else you got? Just ‘Bitch’? That’s it? What was next? Please oh please, don’t leave me hanging, I’ve been waiting all day for you to interrupt my meal and piss all over me so you can get what YOU need today. Oh hey! Maybe if you say ‘bitch’ some more, maybe just maybe, the people sitting all around me, – no, shrinking all around me while pretending this isn’t happening – maybe one of these nice people will get up and come to my aid or something. I dunno? Sounds crazy right? Why don’t you just call me crazy bitch too, for thinking someone here might care more about a woman’s safety right now than their own pasta.”

No one moves. Still. All of them. Of course. Same as it ever was.

He darts for his phone at my feet.

I push him back. My two hands. On his shoulders. I push him back like we are at the line of scrimmage. That’s what that’s called, right? Football is weird. But now I’m a football player.

He tumbles back again. This has clearly never happened to him before.

He tries again for the phone.

I step on it. Not enough to hurt it, of course. Just lightly enough to say, “Nah, that’s my phone now.”

I cock my head, motioning him up the block; or else.

He runs.

I calmly and quietly pack up my things. I swing my bag over my shoulder. Same as it ever was. I mean, no one at this restaurant seems mildly concerned about my condition, so why should I be.

The waiter shuffles just inside my periphery, to dip his toe in: “Ma’am, your sangria?” – looking to me to make this nice.

“Ma’am, ummm…. are you okay?” Says the patron next to me, suddenly leaping into action now that the action is clearly over.

“Who me? Yes, I AM okay, thanks to your help! Wow, you really took action there, huh? I hope you’re all happy with your choices here today. I hope you’re all knocking back that beer extra hard murmuring ‘oh gee, this Kavanaugh thing… isn’t there anything we can do?!?’ Newsflash my friends, you just missed your chance. You just didn’t ‘do’ anything. So I thank you all.”

I wink at them.

I eye my harasser shuffling along one block up, turning the corner.

I follow.

That’s right, I follow him.

I follow him for a bit.

I follow my harasser some more.

I see him realize I am following him.

I follow him past all the other women who he would’ve tried this on, but is now too busy trying to get away from me.

I watch him awkwardly strategize for many blocks. Change tactics, and wonder who he can ask for help. But he won’t, cause he’s a man. So…

I follow him through 6 Lanes of Canal Street/ Holland Tunnel traffic in both directions.

I keep coming, kinda like it’s Terminator III.

He ducks into a Dunkin’ Donuts, and hides like a child under the window counter.

I stop right outside the store, stand just over him, and stare.

I wonder, how odd, to hide beyond a window, like I can’t see him. Ha!

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him till he stops panicking long enough to realize there’s no way out until I give it him.

I breathe.

I breathe some more.

I light my cigarette.

I take a puff.

I take another.

I shake my head and laugh.

I walk on.

I release him.

I release him.

– – – – – – – –

If you came here looking for hope, I’m not sure I have it. No, I definitely don’t have it. All I have is my survivor’s strength to share, and my continued commitment to transparency where you are all concerned.

I don’t want to give you hope. I want you to wake the fuck up.

I’m telling every single one of you who have been too blah blah blah to believe me, support me, or fight with me – The age of your ignorance needs to end today.

The age where you birth your daughters into a system of violence, and quietly escape to the suburbs as though that will keep them safe, but it will only really stifle their screams just enough so that you can sleep through their torture – The age of your indifference ends today.

The age where you birth your sons into a system that rapes and pillages the generation after you, just as you have, and you find yourself defending a monster because you see a little Kavanaugh in your precious boy king – The age of your convenience ends today.

I do blame you. I do. I’ve been out ringing all the alarms. I’ve been out here weeding out all the weeds, and holding the line so it can inch no further. I’ve been out here defending myself, and defending you too.

And for the life of me, I keep scratching my head knowing you all have children and grandchildren of your own by now and I don’t know what the fuck you are going to do. What you think they are going to do. They are not safe from this. No, not from this – The age where you can hide this from them is over. Heck, the age where you can hide them FROM this is over.

As many of you know, I run Town Stages. That means lots of people in and out, day in and day out. Lot’s of conversations amongst friends, and even more conversations amongst strangers.

If I had a nickel for every seemly nice guy who’s tried to mack on me this week by saying, “So… this Kavanaugh thing, huh?”

And I just stare back. I figure it’s their turn to make this nice.

And they go, “Well, I mean… do you think there is any… absolutely any chance that he didn’t do it? Like what if….. I mean, there’s very little evidence and I was wondering like what if… ”

And I stop him there. I try to help him out. I try to take his side.

“Bro – Humor me. Imagine you were overcome by a bunch of piss drunk men, half suffocated, and brought to the point of ‘about to be raped’, if not actually raped in this manner as so very many women are. Think about it for a sec. Would you tell anyone? How would the people around you act if you said you had been raped? Would your family believe you? Would your job believe you? Would the WHOLE WORLD believe you? Are you prepared to be the laughing stock of every where you go for the rest of your life just to stop one man from having a job? Tell me – Is there a world in which YOU would make this up knowing it would pretty much end your life as you currently know it? And if you actually worked up the courage to tell your story, what would you do if some guy like you, no, millions of guys like you were standing here going ARE YOU SURE???”

He says, “oh…. I …shit. Yeah…. But wait, were the guys that raped me gay or straight.”

I stare back. I blink once, very slowly.

He knows he’s an idiot. He admits he’s an idiot. He just needed a sec.

“Well the thing is, women don’t get a sec when they are being sexually assaulted.”

He stands there quietly.

I stand there quietly.

He tries to change topics, says “Hey… Nice place. You work here?”

“I built it.”

He looks at me.

He looks down.

“Yeah. You weren’t expecting that either, were you….”

He stands there quietly.

And maybe he was thinking, what a bitch.

But what if he was thinking: Holy shit. I’ve gotta get my shit together.

And that’s all I want, men. Get your shit together.

I suppose my open letter for people who like open letters in dark times even though it’s always been a dark time for the people who actually build America, is this: You just pissed off one of the fiercest bitches to ever walk this earth and you still haven’t thought this though. Be afraid. Be very afraid. You left me and my friends with nothing to lose when you had everything to lose. Bad plan. Very bad.
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Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Obscuring Kaepernick’s Truth ~ Symbols as Political Points

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

The Nike craze of whether burning or buying, I don’t know what pisses me off more… Nike claims it’ll be donating to Kaepernick’s charity “Know Your Rights” (but it hasn’t been formally announced by Nike yet – ah yeah, right) to raise awareness of “higher education, self-empowerment, and “instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios”. Excuse me, PROPERLY INTERACT??? Like when police murdered 12-year-old Tamir Rice within 1.3 seconds of arrival, or maybe 7-year-old Aiyana Jones asleep on the couch, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner or the 684 people killed by police so far this year? What percentage is going charity? And what is going into Nike’s pocket? And then what’s happening to the slave laborers who are already working 12-hour shifts 7 days a week for about 20₡ an hour? They can’t add any more days to the week so is Nike adding more hours to their day? Is this raising awareness or is it just shooting back at Trump and his groupies to piss them off, nanny, nanny, nanny?

As for the idiots who already spent a small fortune on Nike products, wow, like burning them is really hurting Nike who already suckered them out of their money. Then there’s air quality, where’s BBQ Betty when you need her? It’s illegal to burn trash; just think how toxic burning rubber is? Where’s Smokey the Bear? Don’t we have enough of the US burning now?

Before these people make someone/something a symbol for their political point they should make sure to actually listen and stop using a stupid piece of cloth, a dumb song or articles of clothing as a cover for their racism/activism. If they don’t care and can’t be bothered or concerned about police brutality, just admit it and own up to their position.

There are more 49,933 homeless veterans. On average, 20 veterans die by suicide each day. Taking a knee isn’t disrespectful to veterans, stealing VA Benefits and leaving veteran’s to die is, but kneeling isn’t about veterans, kneeling is about police violence.

Most people who complain have done NOTHING for this country but stand for a song claiming they’re soooooooo patriotic, but won’t give a dime to a veteran standing on the corner. There are more than 13 million children living in “food insecure” homes and 16 million children, roughly one in five living in poverty. The United States of America can afford to house every homeless veteran, feed every child, and take in every refugee while still having plenty of money left over for a 30 oz. container of Starbucks bottom of the barrel burnt bean ashtray coffee and a family size bucket of chemically enhanced genetically engineered chicken from KFC.

Where were Nike, burners, and buyers when Kaepernick first took a knee? As White people stand for the National Anthem, most of them sit in careless silence as police kill Black and Brown people while hiding behind the baseless excuse of “I feared for my life.” In the United States people value guns, flags and fake acts of patriotism over people, pain and real acts of courage.

Keep ignoring the fact people are kneeling in support of those who are unable to stand, or kneel, shot down or choked to death by police who don’t even get their hand slapped. That’s what we are protesting! Not the flag, not the military and not the country allegedly allowing for freedom of speech.

“Actions speak louder than words, right?” Kneeling is not disrespect; in fact, it is a sign of profound respect and humility. When a person prays, they kneel. When a soldier honors a fallen compatriot, they kneel. When a Mother is crying over her slain child in the street, she kneels. Instead of looting, lynching, bombing and terrorizing, when a person kneels it is not to dishonor, it is to say we as a collective people should have the right to be able to kneel for freedom. To not be in fear for our lives, to be able to have the same rights as all citizens. The action got attention, didn’t it?

Never lose sight of his original purpose, for Colin Kaepernick is demonstrating the true meaning of the term “By any means necessary” by his unselfish generosity of time, money and loss of career. Nike and the burners are faking patriotism by masking their disdain for racial injustice; both are capitalizing on Kaepernick’s name and his heroic stance against police brutality

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

198 White Caller Crimes ~ Racial Hoaxes, Threats and Blatant Racism

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe


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It’s impossible to include every case here. We’ll never know how many Black folks were lynched or electrocuted by more refined modern means because of these kinds of lies, and there’s no telling how many innocent People of Color will lose years of life in prison. “The majority of the hoaxes involve someone White falsely claiming they were harmed by someone Black”. Criminologist and law professor Katheryn Russell-Brown recently told NPR while discussing another recent case-in-point. Racial hoaxes can work the other way, with innocent Whites targeted by Blacks or other People of Color, but the fact they so rarely do speaks to the U.S.’s pervasive institutional racism. Spin a story involving Black criminality and White innocence and it very well might go unchecked, thanks to the U.S.’s racist confirmation bias. Our entire criminal justice system is informed by White Supremacist myths and assumptions explaining why Black crime is over-reported in news media; why Blacks are more likely than Whites to go to jail for crimes they didn’t commit, serve longer sentences for the same crimes, receive the death penalty, or be placed in a pipeline leading directly from school to prison.

WHITE MAN Dallas Texas August 19, 2019 A man is caught on video calling a Black Postal Worker a “fucking jigaboo” in his demand for a form at the Trinity Mills Road Post Office. “Give me the form you asshole, you fucking jigaboo,” the unidentified man can be heard screaming in the video. He also called the worker a “fucking nigger.” Kian Salem, the 18-year-old college student who recorded the incident when he noticed the man getting louder. “I just had that gut feeling he was going to say something questionable. So I pulled out my phone. You never know these days.” Customers were able to get the man’s license plate number and give it to an employee. Although the man had left by the time Dallas police called to the scene arrived, police and the U.S. Postal Service are investigating the incident. A spokesman for the Postal Service told the news station the site can ban abusive customers from returning. It’s unclear if that will be the case with the accused man. Naylee Farjad, Salem’s mother, posted video of the accused man to her Facebook page with the words “Trigger Warning.” “Listen to this disgusting racist my kid just encountered at the post office on Trinity Mills/ Tollway in N. Dallas.” Kian Salem was in line and captured this sickening moment.” Farjad, of Middle Eastern descent said she and her son have been on the receiving end of racism before. “As soon as I saw the video, I was just enraged that someone would actually use that kind of language. I thought it was important to show people this is not in some town in the backwoods. This is in Dallas, Texas, a large modern city. Actions have consequences. And I hope that there are consequences for his actions.”
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15-YEAR-OLD WHITE TEEN Birmingham Alabama August 13, 2019 The 15 year old student is facing a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly sent a classmate an “alarming message” through iPhone AirDrop. The Riverchase Career Connection Center (RC3) student allegedly sent a fellow student a message that read “tomorrow all chocolate kids will die.” The message’s recipient notified school officials, who then contacted Hoover City Police. Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said “the school reviewed security camera footage from when the AirDrop message occurred. School officials knew the person responsible was in close proximity to the student who received the threatening message because AirDrop only works within a 30-foot perimeter”. After studying the footage, school officials, school resource officers, and police interviewed students identified as suspects based on the footage. A sophomore interviewee eventually confessed to sending the threatening message.
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ALERO RESTAURANT WAITRESS Washington, D.C August 17, 2019 Tiff Aziz created a Facebook post about an experience she called “unreal” when she took her daughter <u>Parahdyce Aziz to the Alero restaurant. Aziz said she initially didn’t have a problem with the request to provide her ID because she was told it was the restaurant’s policy for everyone. “I complied, until I watched when a caucasian man walked in, sat next to us and ordered, his information was not collected at all. The staff didn’t even mention the policy to the white man. I felt some kind of way”. So Aziz asked to speak to a manager she identified as Roberto, and he confirmed the policy was for all people and said he would check on the discrepancy. “However, he disappeared and never checked on it at all. We waited about 20 min, the man received his drinks and food with no issues. Well I will not be back, I know for a fact that we were racially profiled. SMH!!!!” Aiesha P. described a similar experience in a Yelp review giving the restaurant one out of five stars. “This establishment is extremely racist,” she wrote in the review. “They only ask to hold African Americans ID before they even order food. I highly recommend NOT to dine here!” Although at least three other reviewers detailed similar experiences, many of the Tex-Mex restaurant’s feedback focused on the quality of food. It earned two and a half stars on Yelp. Victor Martinez, the owner of Alero locations on U Street and Connecticut Avenue, told the Washington City Paper the policy was only supposed to apply to patio and lounge areas because of a high number of “walk-outs” but he admitted it was confusing. He told the newspaper that in Aziz’s situation, the white diner’s server did not follow instructions and was suspended for two days without pay. Martinez also said of Aziz’s now-viral post that the restaurant has been inundated with phone calls, some including death threats. He instituted a new policy Sunday that only asks customers seated in the patio and lounge areas for a credit card at all times and makes the same rule for those in the restaurant’s dining room after 10 p.m., the Washington City Paper reported. Still, he defended the old policy to the newspaper. “The [old] policy is not based on race at all,” Martinez said. He told the paper that when he immigrated to the United States from Colombia in 1994, he lived with and worked for an African-American family. “Our employees are trained to treat every customer equally and respectfully,” he added. Aziz told the City Paper a representative from the company gave her a “generic” apology and she still doesn’t plan on returning to the restaurant.
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WALMART WENDY Glendora California August 19, 2019 a Southern California Edison contract worker asked the woman to move her car so he could park the company truck straight. Instead of complying with the request, she rang the police and asked them to come to Walmart and arrest the city worker who she said is being “illegal and creepy” because he was filming her. At one point in the video, she asks the police dispatcher, She also claimed that he “came out of the bushes”, that he looked “illegal from Mexico”, and was speaking “broken English”. The strange racist rant continued, as the woman asked the dispatcher “Do you live here? Are you from Africa?” After asking the man if he has a green card, a bystander in a car parked in the lot tried to inform the unidentified woman that the man is with workers of the electricity supply company nearby. “I don’t know this guy, he’s videotaping me and he looks creepy from Mexico,” the woman tells the dispatcher in the video. “He’s speaking broken English.” The bystander calls the woman racist, to which she responds that her father is black and she can’t be racist. She also adds that her little nephew is “Italian, Mexican and aloha.”
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UNIDENTIFIED WHITE MAN East Rochester, New York August 19, 2019 Christina Poles contacted police after online video showed an unidentified white man claiming he’s a part of the Ku Klux Klan, then spraying her son with a water hose. She is speaking out after her 14-year-old son was targeted in a confrontation she says had racist undertones. She didn’t know the severity of the situation until someone sent her the video, which has since gone viral. In the clip, Poles’ son and the man are seen arguing in the front of the man’s home. Things escalate, and the man warns the teen that he “shouldn’t be f—–g with the klan” before calling him the n-word. “Tell your klan to pull up, n—a,” the teen shoots back. “It’s free smoke, n—-a.” Moments later, the man grabs his hose and douses the teen as he leaves with his friends. The frustrated mother said she didn’t know the severity of the situation until someone sent her the video, which has since gone viral. In the clip, Poles’ son and the man are seen arguing in the front of the man’s home. Things escalate, and the man warns the teen that he “shouldn’t be fucking with the klan” before calling him the nigga. “Tell your klan to pull up, nigga,” the teen shoots back. “It’s free smoke, nigga.” Moments later, the man grabs his hose and douses the teen as he leaves with his friends. The confrontation reportedly started at a nearby park where Poles’ son and his friends claim the man was taking photos of them. The man, who also called police, said the youths had been unkind to his mother. The teens reportedly followed the man to his home, and that’s where the dispute took a turn. “He was outside doing it again, flipping them off,” Poles said of the white man. “My son said something along the lines of ‘why do you keep flipping us off,’ said some other profanities I wish he hadn’t.” Though she doesn’t condone her son’s foul language, she commended the teen on how he handled himself in the face of hate. Police eventually got ahold of the video and are now investigating further after speaking to both parties about what happened, according to Spectrum Local News. East Rochester Police Chief Steve Clancy said its possible the man could be charged with harassment for spraying Poles’ son. The family has since hired an attorney as police continue their investigation. “Luckily, the East Rochester Police Department has contacted Ms. Poles today asking her to bring her son in and to do a deposition so that appropriate charges may be filed stemming from this incident.
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WHITE WOMAN Miami Florida August 17, 2019 Nicki Johnson was shopping at a Publix supermarket at Mary Brickell Village unidentified woman launched into a racist tirade when a Black woman followed her through grocery store aisles to confront her about bumping into her shopping cart. A video she posted to Instagram starts moments after the woman allegedly bumped her cart and refused to apologize, calling her a “nigger” instead. “You, why don’t you call me a nigger again?” Johnson says, daring the woman to repeat the slur, but this time on camera. “Let me tell you something, I don’t have to call you anything,” the cart culprit shoots back, later screeching through her teeth: “Get away from me!” At one point, the woman threatens to sic security on Johnson and warns that their exchange is being recorded by the store’s surveillance. Johnson said, before taking out her phone to record, she was waiting in line when the woman bumped her buggy and went on about her business. She said she asked the lady to apologize, to which the woman allegedly responded: “I didn’t hit you with my cart, and fuck you, you fucking nigger.” In the footage, Johnson pursues the hit-and-run suspect down an aisle, repeatedly goading her to use the slur as boldly as she had before. The woman, who appears to be in her mid-60’s, takes off with her cart in the opposite direction with Johnson not far behind, and at one point shouts over her shoulder, “n—-r!” “If you follow me down here, I’ll call the cops!” the woman continues. “Because I did bang into you. Now stop following me.” Johnson assures the woman she isn’t tailing her and but instead trying to make her way out of the store. “Good, leave!” she responds. “Go back to Harlem.”
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GRANT WILLIAMS Elysian Fields, Texas August 4,2019 James Ragland, a black writer for The Dallas Morning News and the Washington Post was with his 10-year-old son Judah and 12-year-old great-nephew en route to drop his great-nephew off at a relative’s home on Floyd Evans Road when Ragland noticed two adults and a child on horseback at about 5:30 p.m. The child and one of the adults moved to the side of the road, but Williams, who Ragland later found out lives in the area, blocked the road. “Judah got a bit nervous and asked what he was doing”. “Mistakenly, I told him the guy probably was trying to keep the kid’s horse from being startled and so he was making sure we didn’t go fast or rev our engine.” Ragland later learned that wasn’t the case when the man on horseback stopped in front of his car and “glared at us” in a faceoff like “a gunman in the Wild West. Judah and his cousin grew more nervous, unsure what was happening. I’m perplexed, but not yet alarmed, until the man guided his horse to the driver’s side and stopped, he continued staring the family down until Ragland rolled down his window and broke the silence by saying “nice horse.” “He’s says, ‘What,’” Nice horse,’ I said again”. The man replied, “thank ya,” then blurted out: “These are Texas roads.” At that point, he asked the man what he said and Williams again said, “These are TEXAS roads.” The father explained he was from Texas. And when Williams asked about his California license plate, he explained he was driving a rental car. Without missing a beat, the guy declared loudly again, “BUT THESE ARE TEXAS ROADS”. “What the eff does that mean? Then Williams reached back like he was reaching for a gun. I honestly wanted to get out of the car and pull him down off his high horse, but my kid and nephew were pleading for me to speed away. They were scared to death. And I can’t blame them.” Ragland said he drove off, dropped his nephew off and talked to a few people in the neighborhood who told him the guy had similar experiences with other drivers in the past. Ragland thought about involving the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office but decided instead to just drop it. “Then the other shoe dropped” Ragland saw the same man parked on his horse as he drove back from dropping off his nephew. “He charges from his property on the north side and runs right out to our car, and for one frightening moment I thought he was going to dart in front of us. But as I sped up to avoid him, he pulled alongside our car and chased us for a mile while yelling and throwing the fuck you sign initially before reaching for something on his right side. I thought it was a gun but couldn’t see clearly because my son was hysterically begging me to drive faster along the choppy, black-top road with this Angry White Dude on Horseback in full pursuit.” “My son was screaming in fear for me to get back in the car, so I left ASAP so he would not be further traumatized.” Ragland snapped a few pictures on his cellphone when he got several hundred yards away from the guy. “I calmed Judah down and told him I had to do that because we needed to report this incident to make sure this man never did this to anyone else.” Since then, Ragland has been working to have Williams held accountable with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.
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JERRI KELLY WIFE OF JAIL ADMINISTRATOR Wynne Arkansas August 7, 2019 Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark said officers responded to a “suspicious persons” report and arrived to find a gun-toting Kelly standing over the <u>four Black juveniles, who were lying on the ground. As one of the officers allowed the teens to stand, they explained they were selling discount cards for their school’s football program, two of the students even wore school jerseys. One of the players, 16, who asked not to be identified, said he and three of his teammates were out fundraising when they ran into trouble. As they walked up the driveway of a home, he said a woman came out armed with a gun. That’s when she ordered them to the ground, forced them to spread their legs and keep their hands pinned behind their backs. Officers took the teens home and Kelly was arrested Monday on four counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a minor. She didn’t have her mugshot taken, however, because Cross County Sheriff David West claims she suffered a ‘medical issue’ during booking. “During the time she was as at the jail, a bondsman arrived and bonded her out, and they went back home.” Kelly’s husband is Cross County Jail Administrator Joe Kelly, who works for West. The sheriff insisted Kelly didn’t receive any special treatment – but folks in the community believe otherwise. “I’m professional. My department is professional,” West said. “There was no special treatment. She went through the steps just like any other person would.”
UPDATE: Joe Kelly has resigned from his gig as former administrator at the Cross County Jail, stepped down at the local jail as public outrage over the incident continues to grow. The jail administrator found himself at the center of the controversy and was even targeted with death threats after his wife skipped the process of being properly booked into jail. It’s standard procedure for every suspect to take a mugshot, but Jerri Kelly didn’t after officials claimed she suffered a “medical issue” during booking on August 12 and was quickly bonded out. What further raised eyebrows was the fact that the Arkansas woman was booked into the very jail her husband was employed, sparking allegations of favoritism by Joe Kelly and his staff.
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WHITE WOMAN Royal Oak Michigan August 13, 2019 A white woman called the police from her white car parked in in the CVS parking lot across the street while watching 20-year-old black man Devin Myers as he crossed the street to meet his girlfriend at The Inn Season Café. The woman claimed “he ‘looked suspiciously’ at me”. Myers said in the video she doesn’t know him and he isn’t even from the area. Myers has his arms crossed in front of his chest most of the time, he’s calm and even apologizes to the patrol officers who stopped him “for wasting your guys’ time”. Adolph, the witness recording both say they’re waiting for a police supervisor to arrive. Supervisors arrived about 4 minutes into the video and Myers explains to them that they were called because he “looked suspicious”. Along with Adolph, and Myers is the owner of the Inn Cafe who is advocating on Myers’ behalf. When the supervisor shows up, he asks the restaurant owner this question: “So if someone calls, we’re not supposed to respond?” The restaurant owner said “it’s evident he’s not a threat to her. You pull up and you see, I’m not a threat to her. I’m not even close to her. If that were me walking across the street and walking in, this would not be happening because I was looking at her.” By the time the supervisor tells Myers he’s free to leave, there are four Royal Oak Police officers on the scene. The supervisor then speaks with Adolph and the restaurant owner and explains if someone calls, they have to respond. The supervisor then tells the owner and Adolph they are both inferring a lot from the woman’s call to police. “We came from 13 and Woodward for nonsense,” the supervisor said. “All you have to do is say ‘you know what? I’m just parking my car, minding my own business’. And you know what? He’d be eating right now.” Both the owner and Adolph said that’s precisely what Myers did, but he asked for a supervisor because the police were questioning him. Then the supervisor explains they had to respond to call. “It’s not that big of a deal.” According to an employee at the restaurant the restaurant paid for Myers meal.
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ROBERT ANTHONY GRANATO Winston-Salem, North Carolina August 6, 2016 Outside BJ’s Restaurant Robert Granato, a white man is accused of making racists comments to a North Carolina barber just before he shot and killed Julius Randolph “Juice” Sampson, a 32-year-old Black father of three. Sampson was defending a female bartender when he got into an argument with his alleged shooter Robert Granato. The two men went outside where they continued to argue. Both the Granato and the victim, Mr. Sampson used a racial epithet in the heat of the argument At some point, Granato drew .22 caliber revolver, fired, striking Sampson. Granato, was arrested on the scene and charged with murder and carrying a concealed handgun after consuming alcohol. He is being held in jail without bond. Instagram accounts show Granato standing with a man displaying the OK hand signal associated with White Supremacy. Other social media posts show Granato holding guns and shooting them in videos.
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WHITE WOMAN Hawaii July 17, 2019 Xiara Mercado was wearing her Air Force uniform while waiting for a drink at Starbucks during her lunch break when she began speaking on her cell phone in Spanish. She said she got off the phone once her drink was ready and walked outside. Mercado writes, “I get tapped on the shoulder by this lady,” and the lady said to her, “You shouldn’t be speaking Spanish, that’s not what that uniform represents… It’s distasteful.” The Puerto Rican native said she was confused at first by the lady and her comment about being “distasteful.” “I’m sorry ma’am, what’s distasteful?” Mercado asked the lady. “You speaking another language that does not represent America and that uniform you are wearing, that’s distasteful.” Mercado said she collected her thoughts for a moment and responded to her by saying, “I’m sorry ma’am the only distasteful thing here is that you are clueless to your discrimination, please educate yourself. Have a nice day.” But the ordeal didn’t end there. Mercado writes the lady spoke to her again, this time loudly and said: “I don’t know how you are allowed to wear that uniform.” Mercado responded to this racist woman by saying, “I wear it proudly.” She then walked away. “I was more sad than mad but above all I am disgusted. Even though I wanted to say a lot more I have respect for people and the uniform I wear… That’s the best I could do in that situation. Someone told me I could have smiled and apologized, Ummm I’m sorry what!? If you don’t see what is wrong with my story you are part of the problem. #thisisamerica.”
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SESAME PLACE SALLIE Langhorne Philadelphia Aug. 7, 2019 The confrontation began when a white child repeatedly touched a young Black girl’s hair. That’s when someone who appeared to be related to the girl asked the other child to stop, and it attracted the attention of ‘Sesame Place Sallie’ the Muslim woman Zaafirah Moore argued with. Both women started cursing at each other “in very loud voices” Moore said, then Moore did something that gained the white woman’s attention. “I asked them if they would stop cursing in front of all of these children and that is when she started cursing at me. I guess she thought we were with the girl because we are Black. But I had never seen her or the woman she was with before in my life.” The video Moore recorded started with her asking the white woman to “say it again.” It’s unclear what Moore was referring to at that point, but the woman responded by giving Moore the middle finger and saying “here, here here” repeatedly. “Acting like this around all these kids, this is terrible,” Moore said. “This is horrible.” Moore can then be heard on the video saying, “She told me to go back to where you came from.” Then the white woman told her to “fuck yourself, you bitch.” That’s when ‘Sesame Place Sallie’ reached toward Moore’s phone, and the camera footage got shaky. The white woman screamed, “Don’t take no pictures of me.” Moore responded, “She’s trying to assault me. Don’t touch me again.” At that point, a child can be heard crying in the background, and the woman continued cursing. “Get your fucking phone away from me”. At that point, the camera was no longer focused on the screaming woman’s face, and several people watching the encounter can be heard making muffled noises. “Who is she to take pictures of me,” the white woman yelled. “Who are you to tell me to go back to where I came from,” Moore responded. Just as a witness to the encounter told the women to “stop talking to each other,” the footage abruptly ended. Sesame Place apologized “The Sesame Place family deeply regrets that any park guest would experience this type of behavior in our park or anywhere else,” the company’s spokeswoman said. “We are in contact with the guests and are working to address their concerns to ensure that they feel welcome and safe at Sesame Place.” Banned From Children’s Water Park After Video Shows Her Cursing, Giving the Finger to Black Woman. Moore says she would accept an apology from the woman. “Of course I would forgive her. I’m not holding a grudge. I just want her to learn from her actions and I don’t want her to do this to anyone else,” she said. Moore added the woman may be “piggybacking” on President Donald Trump’s recent remarks. “I don’t know her. I can’t say why she did what she did, but she did what she did and she needs to realize it’s not OK.”
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LEWIS ROLAND HICKS Tooele, Utah Aug. 6, 2019 A man flagged down a Tooele City Police Department officer saying he and his family had just been threatened by a man with a metal baseball bat. The victim said Hicks, whom he’d never seen before, threatened to fight them and screamed nigger multiple times. The victim said they had no idea who Hicks was and he just approached them and said he was going to fight them and called them Nigger multiple times. A woman in the group said Hicks just kept yelling at them and hitting the bat on different things. She said they tried to ignore him but he just kept getting closer. A juvenile girl told police Hicks called them Nigger then said he was going to “fuck them up”. Hicks, 44, admits he was drunk off of Four Loko, a highly alcoholic malt beverage, at the time of the incident He reportedly approached the family at random and began smashing objects around them with his bat. Hicks was ultimately arrested on three counts of felony aggravated assault. He also faces a misdemeanor charge for intoxication; police said Hicks’ blood alcohol level (BAC) was .161 at the time of his arrest.
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SEVERAL COLLEAGUES AND A SUPERVISOR CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SCHOOL Western District of North Carolina 2019 <u>Kimberly Tignerworked as a career development liaison for the district’s Career and Technical Education Department. Tigner alleges she was subject to “racially motivated criticism and bullying” by colleagues and a supervisor who allegedly circulated the petition about her hair. She was humiliated after colleagues sign petition calling her hair ‘unprofessional’ and ‘inappropriate’ for work. In her lawsuit, she claims the supervisor insisted she was in the right to distribute the petition because she has “Black friends.” “(The school district) intentionally deprived Ms. Tigner, an African American woman, of the same Constitutional rights enjoyed by white citizens as to the creation, performance, enjoyment, and all benefits and privileges of her contractual relationship with (CMS),” the briefing states. Tigner’s complaint says her 17-year-old son was also affected. She said the supervisor complained of feeling threatened in the presence of Tigner’s son “because he was a black male.” The supervisor allegedly used the district’s internal directory to investigate whether the teen had a criminal past before taking her concerns to a department head, who banned Tigner’s son from CMS property. The plaintiff said she spent two weeks trying to prove her son wasn’t a felon. Tigner reported the abuse, only to be reprimanded and retaliated against, the lawsuit claims. She applied for other jobs in an effort to get away from the bullying and harassment, but was passed over for all five positions to which she applied. CMS has pushed back against the allegations, however, arguing that “no objectively reasonable person would view the isolated incidents in the Corrected Amended Complaint to be either severe or pervasive enough to form the basis of a hostile work environment claim.” The district recently filed a dismissal brief with the court, arguing that Tigner’s complaint failed to point to any “official policy, practice or custom of institutional racial discrimination.” “Courts have rejected claims of racial harassment based on conduct far more egregious than what Plaintiff has alleged in this case,” it added.
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TROOPER CHRISTOPER JOHNSON Pennsylvania July 8, 2019 Rodney and <u>Angela Gillespie and their daughters had recently returned to the U.S. after six years abroad in London and Johannesburg when a Pennsylvania state trooper turned on his sirens as they headed home in a rented Jeep Cherokee after midnight. “My wife was asleep, my daughter was asleep, and I said, ‘Oh boy, here we go. I’m just going to pull in the driveway because obviously it’s dark, the street has no shoulder, I don’t feel safe here.” Gillespie, whose 17-year-old daughter was riding in the back seat but whose 22-year-old daughter was not in the vehicle, pulled into the well-lighted circular driveway of their home in the upscale Chadds Ford neighborhood. “How old are you?” the rookie trooper shouted with his service weapon drawn, according to the Gillespies. “Why did you stop here? Don’t give me that sh*t! Get out of the car! Why are you driving a rental car? Do you have drugs? Guns? Is that your girlfriend in the car?” a senior executive for the multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, out of the SUV, handcuffed him and reached into his pocket without permission to grab his wallet. Two more state troopers, one black and one white, soon arrived and questioned Angela Gillespie. “It was terrifying,” she said. “I think the biggest thing for me was sitting there watching and listening to how they treated my husband. The yelling was at a level that was terrifying. My goal was to stay alive.” Johnson, who had been on patrol for only about two months, did not initially tell Gillespie he had been stopped for crossing the double yellow line but instead told him the area had recently seen a number of burglaries. “I think I was completely targeted,” Gillespie said. “This is a very nice, affluent neighborhood, a black guy driving. I guess he thought I was driving by myself and he wanted to follow and see.” The troopers freed Gillespie from the handcuffs after about 10 minutes, after his wife was allowed to use her phone to search Google for his name and show officers his online professional biography. Johnson issued the husband and father a a $142.50 ticket for a yellow-line infraction, which Gillespie paid the following week, and a $102 ticket for not stopping immediately, which was dismissed. “One thing my daughter said to me that really killed me was, ‘Dad, I can’t lose you, I can’t lose you,’” Johnson said. “My daughter should not have to say something like that to me. What she witnessed that night is etched in her mind.” The couple, who are each 52, filed a complaint last week and are considering a lawsuit. A spokesman for the state troopers union declined to comment until the investigation was complete, but Angela Gillespie was shocked to be racially profiled upon returning from South Africa and the United Kingdom. “To be welcomed back this way just didn’t make sense,” she said. “This is not the America we left in 2013. We’ve come back to an elevated rage.”
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GRAHAM WILLIAMSON and LOUIS BERNARD REVETTE Seminary, Mississippi, on Oct. 24, 2017 Williamson, 38, admitted to carrying out a racially motivated cross burning in a mostly-Black residential area, and was aided by a co-conspirator, Louis Bernard Revette. The suspect admitted he constructed the cross using materials from in and around Revette’s home, then set it ablaze near the homes of African-Americans in the area, including the home of a juvenile victim. Williamson further admitted to committing the racist practice in order to “threaten, frighten and intimidate” local residents, and said he was well aware that ” burning crosses have historically been used to threaten, frighten, and intimidate African-Americans”. Williamson now faces a 30-year prison sentence and $500,000 fine for his crimes. “The defendant used a violent symbol of racial intimidation to threaten these victims and inspire fear, while they resided in the security of their own homes,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division said in a statement. “The Department of Justice does not tolerate these hateful and historically egregious acts, and will continue to vigorously prosecute criminals who violate the civil rights of peaceful community members.” Graham Williamson pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges after admitting to one count of interference with housing rights, as well as one count of conspiring to use fire to commit a federal felony.
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ROBERT PATRICK MAYKIS Bremerton Washington Feb. 9, 2018 The victim was on his way home from work at a Veterans Affairs office and, after deboarding a bus, had the urge to urinate. Because of a medical condition, he did not believe he would be able to make it home in time and so he went behind a nearby business when a man later identified as Maykis got out of a parked van on the other side of a fence blocking the victim and started yelling nigger and other slurs at the man. Maykis attempted to punch the man by reaching over the fence, then picked up a rock and threw it at the man, striking him in the leg. Maykis’ position was he was upset somebody was urinating outside of his apartment and denied the assault was racially motivated. Maykis was sentenced to 30 months in prison for second-degree assault and malicious harassment along with two sentencing enhancements for using a rock as a deadly weapon. Deputy Prosecutor Ben Turner, who tried the case, said the injuries to the victim are lasting and both physical and emotional.
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T.J. MAXX EMPLOYEE Wethersfield, Connecticut Melissa Askew-Ferris and her three sons were shopping at one of the retailer’s store earlier this month when the incident occurred. She said other customers noticed the store’s employees were following her and her family, which caused them to leave the store. Askew-Ferris, who is Black, later learned an employee mistakenly identified one of her sons as someone who reportedly was stealing from the store. After viewing the surveillance video, she says the suspect in question looks nothing like her son other than the thief and her son are both black.
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JOSHUA VALENTINE Oklahoma City July 20, 2019 A day of family fun at the pool took a dramatic turn Saturday when a raging white man unleashed a racist attack against an African-American father. After witnesses say Joshua Valentine verbally, then physically attacked a Black man visiting an apartment complex swimming pool with his son, Valentine was heard shouting “white power” threw a punch at the man. The victim turned the tables on Valentine, however, by “closed fist punching him three times” and knocking him out cold. When Valentine finally came to, he left the pool but returned moments later with a baseball bat. Police and witnesses said he swung the weapon at the man, who fended Valentine off with a chair, then struck him several times, knocking him out yet again. Police arrested Valentine on charges of malicious harassment based on race. He spent six days in the Oklahoma County jail before being released on bond.
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RICKY HOME DEPOT Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 22, 2019 Terrance Westmoreland With Westmoreland’s receipt in his hand, he compared the blinds to find the right shade. Westmoreland then walked to the customer service desk, where he tried to return two boxes and purchase three others.” He was stopped by a white security guard named Ricky. “Before I could even finish, this Caucasian security guard kind of grabbed my arm. He said I didn’t come into the store with any boxes.” Westmoreland told the security guard to check the store’s surveillance video, telling him it would prove he came in with two boxes, but was told they did not have access to the footage. So Westmoreland called the Wauwatosa police. Police found no wrongdoing by Westmoreland, but The Home Depot asked him to leave and banned him from the store for stealing. A district manager from The Home Depot called Westmoreland on July 26th to apologize and rescind the ban. Westmoreland said he hasn’t been back to the store to exchange the blinds since the ban was lifted. Westmoreland said the apology was “unacceptable” and is demanding the loss prevention officer be fired.
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THOMAS PAULK Ouachita Parish Louisiana July 2019 Thomas Paulk drunkenly called his neighbor a “no good piece of shit nigger” and took out a gun. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies called to the 200 block of South Martin at about 6:10 p.m. said when they arrived a resident on the block and a witness told them a man authorities identified as Paulk pulled out a gun. He also rode a four-wheeler down a private drive, took photos of the neighbor’s property and sent racist and derogatory text messages, the neighbor said in the affidavit. The neighbor told authorities he feared Paulk would shoot at him because he was yelling. Paulk continued a “profane tirade” at his neighbors even after deputies read him his Miranda rights, deputies said in the affidavit. Thomas Paulk was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm
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NANCY GOODMAN Bonefish Grill restaurant Raleigh, North Carolina July 23, 2019 Chanda Stewart, who shot the video, begins describing how Goodman walked over to a table where Stewart and a friend, Lakesha Shaw, were sharing a meal and some laughs and told them they were “the rudest people” that she had ever met. As the woman is relaying the experience, Goodman looks up and notices she is being filmed. She smiles big for the camera and waves, before taking out her own camera phone and approaching the table again. As the two women watch incredulously, Goodman comes up to their table and proudly proclaims “I have got really good friends that are black, and I love them.” Clearly, she already knew the entire reason she was bothering the young women was that they were black, because, as one of the women can be heard reminding her in the video, no one even said anything about color. They were just shocked by her rude behavior. Goodman then tells them that she is bothered by their behavior because they are “too loud” in what already seems to be a very loud restaurant, judging from the amount of background noise in the video. Nancy she saw two black women enjoying themselves, you know, laughing, talking, minding their business and definitely not worrying about Nancy or anyone else. But you know what happens when white people see black people with smiles on their faces. They get super upset and want to find the best way to kill that joy. And that is just what Nancy did. Shaw turns to Goodman and tells her, “Let me show you my money; it’s just as green as yours.” Goodman responds by saying “Oh, you’re such stupid niggers,” and begins to walk away. One of the women tells her to call her black friends a “nigger,” to which Goodman retorts “They’re not like you.” WRAL reporter Sarah Krueger spoke with Goodman outside her home, and Goodman told her that not only would she not apologize for using the slur, but that she would use it again. “I’m a 71-year-old woman who lives in Raleigh,” Goodman said on camera. “I suffer from tremendous anxiety.” She went on to tell Krueger that her anxiety and the women’s behavior pushed her into using the slur. “I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it,” Goodman said. “What about your use of the n-word?” Krueger asked her. “I used that word because they forced me into it,” Goodman said. “Do you see how that’s incredibly offensive,” Krueger asked. “Yes, I do,” Goodman said. “That’s why I said it. I would say it again to them.” After the video went viral and Goodman’s face was plastered across television screens in North Carolina, WRAL reports that she posted an apology of sorts on her Facebook page. “Tonight on WRAL TV news there will be a news article about me using the N word in a conflict with three rude, loud obnoxious black women,” she wrote. “I would like to apologize to my family, friends and other patrons in the bar at North Hills Bonefish. The tv reporters came to my house today as they found out my name which that could only happen if the restaurant gave them my information. The women taped me and apparently shared the video all over social media. I suffer from extreme anxiety which is not an excuse. I am ashamed of my actions.”
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MARRIAGE PROPOSAL WHILE BLACK Manhattan, New York July 22, 2019 Dr. Cathy-Marie Hamlet explained that she and her fiancé, Clyde Jackson, were sitting at a table outside the Angry Orchard gift shop when a female security guard approached them and accused Jackson of stealing the shirt and asked to check his pockets. “A group of 8 of us went there to enjoy an afternoon with some hard cider. My boyfriend walked me out to an empty table on the lawn, and before we could sit down, a young lady from security approached us and said to him, ‘I’m sorry sir, but I have to check you back pocket. I was told that you stole a T-shirt from from the gift store.’ My boyfriend then emptied all of his pockets, while still trying to keep the ring box hidden from my sight.” She added, “She then walked away, and my boyfriend and I sat down at the table and he began his proposal speech. MID PROPOSAL, the same young lady from security walks back towards and says to me, ‘I’m sorry, I need to check your bag. I was told that he gave it to you, and you put it in your bag.’ Mind you, my bag isn’t even large enough to fit a T-shirt. I emptied my entire bag in front of her, and since this was the SECOND time she had walked over, I said, “I know you’re just doing your job, but I can’t help but wonder if this is because we’re Black. We’re the only Black people here at your establishment.’” Hamlet added that the woman denied she was racially profiling, but that confrontation was not the end of it. “She departs again, and shortly after my boyfriend pops the question! I say yes, of course. People started cheering. And then the other 6 our friends walked over to us to hug and congratulate us,” she wrote. “Then surprise, surprise…the same young lady from security walks over to the group of us and says, ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you all were a part of the same party. I have to check all of your purses and pockets.’ So at this point, the rest of security walks over and there’s 6 of them approaching us.” “Of course my friends told them none of us stole a T-shirt from their establishment, at which point they started getting aggressive and saying that not only them, but also patrons saw my boyfriend steal the shirt and/or transfer it to me to put in my bag!!” she continued. “Another woman in security yelled to one of the male security, ‘Call the police! I saw you steal it.’ I asked them, “Do you have security cameras here?” And they said yes. So I said, ‘Well then you need to go and roll back your tape and see that nobody here stole anything from you guys.’” She then explained that the white guards took their pictures, started videotaping them and then took a picture of her license plate when she and her group gave up on trying to have their party there. “We as a group decided to leave rather than be attacked by the multiple security guards of Angry Orchard,” she recalled, adding, ” I have never been so humiliated in my life, myself and some of my friends left Angry Orchard in tears. On what was supposed to be one of the best days of my life, I was chased out of Angry Orchard by security who followed us all the way to the parking lot. I’m sorry, and not to sound pretentious, but as a doctor, I have no reason to steal a $28 T-shirt when I could afford to buy ALL of the T-shirts in their gift shop.”
UPDATE July 26, 2019: Angry Orchard has fired an on-call manager and security officers. Angry Orchard spokesperson “We’re deeply sorry that our guests were mistreated. The situation doesn’t reflect our values of respect for all and creating a welcoming environment for all our guests. We’re extremely embarrassed this happened and have taken the immediate steps to remove the manager who was on-duty from her role and replace members of the security team.”
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LIFEGUARD Houston Texas July 20, 2019 Homeowner Tramica Thomas said the incident unfolded when she took her five children to the pool at Lago Mar, a master-planned community. She said her kids were excited, as it was their first time visiting the pool. Within 15 minutes, Thomas and her family were profiled. The mother, who’s African-American, was relaxing poolside when a lifeguard approached and accused her of having too many guests. “He asked ‘Well, who are these guys in front of me right here??’ I said ‘I don’t know who they are.’ Mind you, they were black, but they weren’t with me.” The conversation ended there and she figured the matter was resolved, that is, until a Texas City police officer arrived. The cop asked her name and ordered her out of the pool. When she asked why, he replied: “Well, the lifeguards are requesting you to leave.” Thomas denied the lifeguards, two of whom were on duty, ever asked her to leave. Still, her family was escorted from the pool by police. Much of the incident was captured on video taken by Thomas herself. At one point, she said the officer threatened to take her and her husband to jail because they didn’t leave fast enough. “I am filled with so much hurt and frustration!!! What was supposed to be a nice family fun day turned into a horrible and tragic memory!!!! There was so much hate and ignorance displayed today, I’m so glad we still have some good people out here,” referencing a white man and his family who she said intervened on their behalf after he saw they were being targeted by police. “Though we didn’t know him, he stood up for what was right.” The Largo Mar Homeowner’s Association board of directors addressed the incident, saying Thomas and her family were asked to leave due to their “unruly and unsafe behavior. The safety of our residents is our top priority, the pool’s rules and regulation are in place to protect all residents and their guests. After several polite requests to follow pool rules and to supervise their underage guests, the lifeguard on duty asked the resident to leave. This request was for the safety of their unsupervised children as well as the other pool patrons.” The HOA said issues began when one of Thomas’ toddlers started struggling in the water and had to be saved by a lifeguard. Tramica Thomas said that wasn’t the case; it was her 6-year-old daughter, who was wearing a floatie, and didn’t receive help from the lifeguards. “She went to the edge of the pool and was holding on to the concrete and was needing help to actually get out of the pool.” The outraged mother said there’s plenty of security video to corroborate her story and she believes she and her family were targeted for the simple fact that they’re Black. “If someone is targeting based off of race, they shouldn’t be working here because this is a diverse community.”
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2 KOHLS SECURITY GUARDS San Leandro, California July 5, 2019 The guards, whose names have not been publicized, chased Yolanda Montoya down after she had left the store, accusing her of shoplifting, asking her to walk back inside the store with them into a back room. Although she was under no requirement to return to the store with them, she agreed but insisted on recording. However, the guards told her it was illegal to record because it was private property but she continued recording and they called police. When a police officer arrived, the guards told him she had shoplifted a pair of red shorts because they had seen her on camera waking into a fitting room with the shorts, then walking out without them. However, she said she had left them in the dressing room which they evidently did not check because they were with her the entire time after they had detained her. She then emptied the entire contents of her backpack which was filled with diapers and other personal items, including the clothes she had purchased. The security guards told her she could not record as they detained her in a back room but she continued recording. The video also showed the security guards never bothered to check the dressing room where the woman said she had left the clothes she was accused of stealing. Even after realizing they had no evidence, they continued insisting they were missing a pair of red shorts or maybe it was a brown dress they began saying once she established she never carried a pair of red shorts into the fitting room. But this was the excuse they made to try and trespass her from the store, which would mean they would have to type her personal information into their computer system and have her arrested if she ever dared return. And when she began questioning how they could trespass her, they decided they would just “let her go.” “What I want to do i let her go, we don’t have to put her into the system, and handle it that way but at the end of the day, I’m still missing stuff even though I went to go check,” he said. “You did not go check the damn fitting room” she responded. “You are a liar.”
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SHOPPING WHILE PREGNANT July 19, 2019 Pregnant African American Democratic State Rep. Erica Thomas, a lawmaker in Georgia said she was verbally attacked in a supermarket Friday by a middle-aged white man who used profanity, called her vulgar names and told her to “go back where you came from” as her 9-year-old daughter looked on. Rep. Erica Thomas said the man was irate she was in an express line with too many items. Thomas said she was in a line for customers with 10 items or less because she cannot stand for long periods of time. “And this white man comes up to me and says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch,’” Thomas said, sobbing as she described the confrontation in a video . “He says, ‘You lazy son of a bitch; you need to go back where you came from.’” Thomas said she was stunned by his anger. “I said, ‘Sir, you don’t even know me. I’m not lazy. I’m nine months pregnant.’” Thomas said she never identified herself to the man as a public official. She said she was so taken aback by his actions she didn’t think to try to record them. Thomas said a store employee at some point approached the man and told him to leave. She said she believes store employees were slow to respond to the assault. Thomas notified police and that she would
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CAMPUS NOOSE Stanford University Stanford, California July 18, 2019 The university’s Department of Public Safety said deputies found a white rope, about 3 feet long, suspended from a large bush. The noose, a symbol of racial violence and intimidation against African-Americans, was discovered near a dorm for summer students. “My immediate thought was nothing but fear because I’d never seen a noose,” said Cheron Perkins, a medical student who took photos and video of the rope. “I was just distraught.” Perkins, who’s from New Orleans and works as an adviser to high school students in the program. Most of those involved in the summer session are minorities, and she thinks the noose was meant to send a message. A program assistant who also saw the noose said it left her “terrified for her life.” the incident is being investigated as a “suspicious circumstance,” however, Stanford officials said could be re-classified as a hate crime upon further review. “While we await further conclusions form the investigation, we feel it is important to state that a noose is recognized as a symbol of violence and racism directed against African American peoples,” the university said in a statement. “Such a symbol has no place on our campus.” The noose has since been removed.
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JOSEPH PHILLIP DANIEL BUCKY’S GAS STATION CLERK Naperville Illinois July 17, 2019 Indira Buitron, 15, who was born in the United States and lives in Bolingbrook, was bicycling with her aunts and cousins when her bike wheel came loose. The women stopped at the Bucky’s to buy snacks while they waited for help. Inside, the gas station clerk, who has not been identified asked the teen if her cousins were adopted. Buitron said they were visiting from Mexico. The clerk then questioned the teen’s citizenship and said her cousins needed to go home. The Bucky’s gas station clerk in was caught on camera confronting Hispanic customers about their legal status. Buitron and her cousins walked back outside and recounted the story to her aunts and 20-year-old Carolina Buitron, of Woodridge, who had come to retrieve the broken bicycle. Carolina Buitron, her aunt and mother all went inside to confront the clerk. Two separate videos captured what they said. In one video, the gas station clerk can be heard assuming, without evidence, two of the women were undocumented. The clerk asks one woman if she is a citizen, to which she responded “yes” and then asked, “What is your problem?” “Don’t you know the rules?” the clerk asked. “They need to go back to their country.” In the video, one woman threatens to call police. “ICE will come,” the clerk says as the women leave the store. “Bye. God bless you.” One woman calls his comments “stupid.” “You’re in the wrong country,” the clerk responds. A visiting cousin, 19-year-old Maria Fernanda, posted the video on Facebook Tuesday night. “It was not fair. It was racist.” The gas station’s parent company said the gas station employee seen in the video had been terminated. “Clearly there was an altercation, and he didn’t react well. And we don’t treat customers that way. That’s why he’s no longer an employee.” In a statement posted to Facebook, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico said the city police department had reviewed the video and was “looking into it.” “Let me be abundantly clear: Hate has no home here in Naperville. Quite frankly, this type of behavior has no place in society at large. Our city prides itself on being open and inclusive to all.”
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JEFFREY CALHOUN Buffalo NY July 16, 2019 pulled a gun and attacked a Black Muslim woman Jeanneie Muhammad after a minor traffic accident. The accident occurred when she was on her way to pick up her children from school. “When I went to reach over to get my insurance out of the glove compartment that’s claimed to be a police officer then he reached into the car, snatched my keys. When she tried to walk to the sidewalk, he slammed her down to the ground and bit her left arm and said “I think you’re gonna run. He grabbed me by the hoodie and threw me to the ground. So we are on the ground wrestling and he tries to take my purse from me.” Precious Santiago who lives in a 2nd floor apartment across the street from where the incident took place was filming the incident said when Calhoun began biting Mohammed, she and others went over to intercede. Calhoun is seen on video throwing Muhammad to the ground and attempting to take her handbag. A bit later on the video Calhoun produces a handgun and advises those gathering around him to not “hit me anymore”. Jeanneie Muhammad said she struck Calhoun once when his teeth clamped down on her arm in an attempt to break free of him. Moments later, when police arrive, the video captures Calhoun approaching a patrol car with his gun in a holster on his hip, and his hands raised. He then places the weapon and his hands on the hood of the police car before he is arrested. He will be charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, menacing in the second degree and harassment in the second degree. Erie County District Attorney’s office says “Calhoun tried to steal a purse from the woman and displayed a handgun. Calhoun is also accused of grabbing the victim, biting her left arm, and throwing her to the ground. Calhoun, 62, is charged with Attempted Robbery 1st, Menacing 2nd, and Harassment 2nd.”
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NIKE MANAGER WENDY MAGEE Santa Monica California July 5, 2019 Former Team USA athlete Joel Stallworth and his family, TaMiya Dickerson with their 19-month-old son Sammy was racially profiled and accused of stealing a $13 basketball he had just purchased for his 19-month-old son at a Nike store. Cellphone video Dickerson posted on Facebook shows Stallworth answering police questions in the recent incident after he said a white Nike store manager Wendy Magee called the police. Magee didn’t just involve police, she also followed the couple from the Nike store to an AMC theater about 430 feet from the store. Stallworth can be seen in the video holding a receipt for the ball the manager asked about. “We just told you we bought it. What do you need the receipt for?” Dickerson asked in the video. The manager can be heard responding, “Because we didn’t have our basketball.” At that point, Stallworth bounced the basketball past her, and Dickerson asked, “What are you talking about?” The manager can be seen walking to get the ball, and Dickerson said, “So now you come refund his money and I want an apology. This is fucking ridiculous, and it’s profiling.” At that point, the video showed three officers on the scene as Stallworth said repeatedly that he paid for the ball. Dickerson said “We felt intimidated and threatened physically and emotionally.” “Imagine being a 19 month old black baby boy. Your father purchased you your first basketball at 9:01 pm on a Friday night. A moment that creates a bond you will always be connected to. But in an instance someone steals your ball; because they accuse your father of shop lifting. Welcome to America Sammy. I hope you don’t have to get used to this.”
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RACIST WHITE WOMAN Abington, Pennsylvania June 30th, 2019, Johanny Santana, a Puerto Rican woman was standing in line at the grocery store when a child came into the line to ask his grandfather a question. The child and grandfather spoke Spanish to each other and this caused a white woman who was also in line to cuss at the boy. Hearing this, Santana started recording with her phone to capture any further encounters. The boy left and came back, only to have another woman object. This is when Santana stepped in and changed the focus to her. Santana asks the other woman if she had a problem with the individuals speaking Spanish after the white woman loudly complains, “Any century now.” The White woman then told Santana, “Can you stop talking to me? You’re a puta.” After Santana told the woman not to say that word, she responded again, repeating, “You’re a puta.” The woman launched into a bigoted diatribe aimed at Santana. In the video, she can be heard saying: “You shouldn’t be in this country. I hope Trump deports you. I was born here, you don’t belong here, go back to your own country. You don’t belong here, you came here illegally. You should be deported.” The unidentified white woman then accused Santana of using “drug money” to buy her groceries. In the video, she is seen flashing cash at the Boricua and telling her that her money was legal, unlike what Santana was using. In response to her own words, Santana said she felt ashamed and powerless. “I regret it because I didn’t want to tell her that. I felt powerless because I didn’t speak English well enough to be able to properly respond to her.”
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RETIRED POLICE OFFICER TOM BRANIGAN West Price Hill, Cincinnati Ohio July 16, 2019 Black real estate agent Jerry Isham and his client Anthony Edwards were illegally detained by police officers after a retired cop accused the men of breaking into a home in a predominantly white neighborhood. Police body-camera video shows one of six police officers on the scene aiming a gun at Edwards and Isham. The incident depicted in police footage unfolded after Edwards and Isham say they used a lock box to enter the house. Officers said they responded to the scene after a retired officer, Tom Branigan, who lives in the neighborhood, called 911 to report a break-in at the house in question. In the body-camera video, one of the responding officers can be heard yelling at the men, “Hands up!” “My hands up. What y’all doing?” Edwards asked. “Tell your friend to come out too. Hands up,” the officer responded. The video shows Edwards and Isham coming out of the house and another officer on the scene explaining why he and his partner are there. “We saw you forcing your way in. That’s why we’re here,” the cop said. Edwards curses about white people calling the cops before saying, “I ain’t even gon buy the house.” At that point, the other officer on the scene asks how the men got in. “He a realtor,” Edwards said. The officer responded, “Turn around until we can confirm. Turn around.” She then placed Isham in handcuffs while asking him if he used a key to go inside the house, and she instructed Isham to have a seat in a chair on the house’s front porch. Although the video doesn’t show the officer handcuffing Edwards, he responds, “I wouldn’t be in handcuffs if I was white.”
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SETH EKLUND Toledo, Ohio May 31, 2019 White security guard Seth Eklund pulled a gun on Black Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Gaston, clearly in uniform with his badge visible, indicating him as an on-duty law enforcement officer who works as a defense instructor says he only came to the IRS building to ask about a letter he received. When Deputy Gaston arrived at the office, security guard Seth Eklund told him he needed to put his gun in the car. When Gaston explained he couldn’t leave his service weapon unattended in his car while he was on duty, the security guard pulled out his own gun. Gaston “Basically preparing myself to be shot at that moment. Bracing for a shot in my back”. Footage from a security camera shows the guard follow Gaston out of the office and to the elevator with his finger close to the trigger. The security cameras show the guard forcing Gaston from the building with the gun drawn and his finger on the trigger. At some point during the incident, someone called 911 to say there was a man with a gun in the office. At no point did the caller from the IRS office tell the 911 dispatcher the man with the gun was a uniformed deputy sheriff. Gaston and his wife have now filed a civil lawsuit against Eklund and the security company. The couple is seeking an unspecified amount for the emotional and physical trauma Gaston suffered. They are also seeking damages for the wages Gaston lost since going on a medical leave from the Lucas County Sheriff’s department. Eklund is now facing one charge of aggravated menacing.
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DAVID ZALKIND owner of Frenchmen Arts and Books New Orleans Louisiana July 15, 2019, A well-known local trumpet player Eugene “Little Eugene” Grant following a call from a White bookstore owner Zalkind who called police to ask them to remove the Young Fellaz Brass Band saying a brass band was blocking the entrance to his store. 10 or more police cars responded to the incident. Authorities claim Grant hit one of the officers in the chest with his instrument when he was told again to move, damaging that officer’s body camera. Police claim Grant “refused repeated requests by both officers and citizens to calm down,” forcing the officers to detain him until backup arrived. Bystander video doesn’t show what happened before the musician was pinned to the ground, and police haven’t said whether body-camera footage of the alleged attack exists. Grant was pinned to the ground by a Taser-wielding police officer. Autistic and has developmental delays was arrested for obstructing a public passage and resisting an officer. “Frenchmen Street is dedicated to music,” said attorney Cherrell Simms Taplin, who on Tuesday persuaded city prosecutors to drop the charges. “Eugene is a New Orleans musician, and he was doing what New Orleans musicians do on Frenchmen Street, and that’s playing on the corner.” At the center of the controversy is Frenchmen Arts and Books, which has sat at the corner of Frenchmen and Chartres Streets in the Marigny District since the 1970s, when the black and working-class neighborhood began attracting young white professionals drawn by its historic homes. Until the current owner, David Zalkind, took over last year, it was known as Faubourg Marigny Art and Books, and was believed to be the oldest gay-owned bookstore in the South. After the charges against him were dropped on Tuesday morning, Grant went back to playing the trumpet on the same corner where he had been arrested, this time with a much larger crowd of musicians.
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WHITE PERSON Cypress Texas July 11, 2019 Marqueena Moore and Kenneth Moore are both veterans of the U.S. Navy. The couple met while the pair was stationed in Japan. Kenneth served for 12 years, while his wife of 15 years, Marqueena, served for eight. During their deployments, the Moores suffered physical injuries as well as PTSD. Kenneth also has a traumatic brain injury that causes him to stutter. A recent trip to the local HEB turned out to be just that when the couple parked their car in an accessible parking space, went inside for groceries and returned to find a note on their vehicle. “Just because you are black and have a nice car does not make you handicapped ;).” The Moores went back inside the supermarket and personnel helped them determine who left the note. Then, they called the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office; an investigation is now occurring. Marqueena Moore said after discovering the note she felt “shocked, then actually, angry, because I’m like, the plates are right there! How do you not see?” Under Texas law, veterans are provided with special “disabled veteran” license plates and are allowed to “park in accessible parking spaces and may park for free at parking meters. Such plates need not show the international accessibility symbol,” reads the outline of the law on the website of the Office of the Texas Governor.
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OFFICER KESTLER Mall Security Worker at The Shoppes at Bel Air Mall Mobile, Alabama July 1, 2019 A foursome of three teens and a 20-year-old were out clothes shopping when they found themselves being handcuffed and harassed by a mall security worker. When one of the boys accused the cop of racial profiling, the officer allegedly ordered his dog to attack. June 22 as 16-year-olds Zion Lett Cameron Robinson, 15-year-old Rodricus Johnson and 20-year-old Nathaniel Henderson were “horsing around” in the parking lot before entering the mall. Moments later, the mall cop, identified only as “Officer Kestler,” and his K-9 came “flying around the corner” exiting his cruiser with a hand on his gun. That’s when the officer shoved the teens and ordered them to “get the f—k against the wall” before handcuffing them. Only part of the arrest was caught on camera and shows one of the young men being pinned to the ground. During the incident, Robinson accused Kestler of racially profiling the group after which the mall cop slammed him to the ground and sicced his Dutch Shepherd on him. Justin Miller, an attorney representing the group, said the teen suffered several bites, as well as hair loss and a contusion. “He forced me to the ground aggressively and then let the dog out at me,” Robinson “I blacked out when he slammed me to the ground.” But the harassment didn’t stop there. “He (Kestler) told me I could have got worse than what the dog did, like saying he could’ve shot me.” The incident caused the teen to be hospitalized for two and a half days. Now Robinson, his friends and their lawyers are demanding Kestler be fired. “He misused this dog; he doesn’t deserve to be working this K-9”, adding that he doesn’t blame the pooch, Kosmo, for the attack. “They’re trained to stop when you say stop, they’re trained to attack when you say attack”. “This officer didn’t do that. He didn’t stop the dog; he commanded it to attack.” Mobile Police offered a different account of the incident. In a statement, the department said officers responded to reports of a fight “involving several juveniles and a 20-year-old male” at the mall. “The mall’s K-9 unit (dog) exited the vehicle and grabbed the juvenile biting him on his arm,” according to an incident report. The juvenile was then taken into custody. Once the juvenile was in handcuff he attempted to reach into his pants pocket. Officers check the juvenile’s pocket and found him in possession of marijuana. The juvenile was transported to the hospital to be treated for the bite. The 16-year-old was later transported to Strickland Youth Center and charged with (disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana 2nd and resisting arrest). Nathaniel Henderson, 20 was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.” It’s unclear whether the four young men have been charged in the incident. Robinson’s mother, Calandra Smith, said she’s just grateful she isn’t grieving the loss of her son. “Just to see him sitting on the curb, bleeding, looking up at me crying, saying, ‘Mama, they put the dog on me. I didn’t do anything.’ It just broke my heart,” she said of the incident. A $25 million lawsuit against the mall is being filed.
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MANAGER FOREVER21 San Francisco California July 7, 2019 Richard “Rich” Bougere and his wife Danielle Banks, founders of the performing arts group Project Level, recorded the moments after what they described as an “embarrassing” encounter with police at the Forever21 store. Banks said on Facebook she and Bougere have spent thousands of dollars at Forever 21 and they decided to take three students in their youth group shopping there for clothes for a big shoot. They arrived at the store about 5 p.m. and ended up taking clothes to try on to the store’s dressing room. Banks said when she was in the dressing room area, two San Francisco police officers cornered her. They told her she’s being accused of putting clothes inside a white grocery bag and searched the bag in question. When they didn’t find anything, we were “allowed to keep shopping in Forever 21,” Banks said. But when the store manager refused to apologize for the accusation, Banks instead decided to leave the store with her group without purchasing anything. “What hurts the most is we were shopping for our students who don’t have the means to be styled like professional artists. Rich and I use our own money to give youth an opportunity they unfortunately can’t afford.” Bougere said in the video posted on Facebook. “You picked with the wrong ones, man., We have too much money, too much influence, too much power to ever steal from anywhere, so you’ll be hearing from our lawyers, Forever 21.” The company said “After conducting an investigation into the situation, we confirmed that the police were notified due to specific shopping behaviors, consisting of bringing in non-Forever 21 products and mixing and matching with in-store merchandise, which created confusion. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and are working with the Mayor’s Office and the parties involved to learn from this experience, and make it right, as we take this matter extremely seriously.”
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BOBBY ROSS and a 2ND MAN Lee’s Summit Missouri July 1, 2019 Jeff Sallis’ 18-year-old daughter was caught in the mix of what he believes was a racially motivated incident. Cellphone video shows two men accusing the teens of a rash of vandalism near their neighborhood and questions whether they should even be at the pool. The men are also heard using several expletives toward the teens. “We have to pay for all the shit you guys do,” one man says in the video, later adding: “That doesn’t mean you invite all your young friends in my pool … [do] you pay the fucking dues?” The men claimed neighborhood residents are only allowed one guest at the pool, however, posted rules explicitly state three guests per household are allowed. Two of the teens, including Sallis’ daughter, live in the subdivision. “If each of them had three guests, that’s six between the two plus the two residents is eight,” Sallis explained. “They’re in compliance. ”The outraged father Jeff Sallis has been a resident of the Ashton at Charleston Park subdivision for 14 years believes race was a motivating factor in the men’s behavior toward the teens. “I’m absolutely sure race played a factor here, because again when you look at the video the way the gentleman postured himself and the things, he was saying, ‘They probably don’t even live here. This is my pool. You don’t belong here,’” Sallis said. “It was a lot of you, you, you.” One of the men from the video, Bobby Ross, later gave his side of the story and apologized for his “inappropriate” rant. “I shouldn’t have gone off the deep end like I did. The language that I used was inappropriate, and I apologized to all the kids, the other gentleman that was involved. I lost it because of the way I was spoken to.” The man said the confrontation with the teens unfolded after he witnessed one of them hop the fence to let their friends into the pool. The interview quickly went left, however, when Sallis made a surprise appearance to confront the man who yelled at his daughter. “Excuse me, excuse me — this is my time,” Ross told Sallis. “You did your talking the other night,” Sallis shot back. “You’re done.” During their heated exchange, Ross denied allegations he confronted the teens because they were African-American. “It had nothing to do with race,” Ross told Sallis. “So, you can take it to that direction if you want to. It wasn’t that. It was me questioning kids that were hoping the pool fence and not supposed to be here.”
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AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANT Kingston, Jamaica July 9, 2019 Dr. Tisha Rowe, who practices family medicine in Houston, had already boarded her flight in Kingston, Jamaica, with her 8-year-old son Chase. But before the plane was scheduled to take off for Miami, a flight attendant pulled her aside and asked her to deplane “for a talk”. Once off the aircraft, Rowe says the flight attendant asked her if she had a jacket to cover up the sleeveless romper she wore to the airport. When she said she didn’t, the American Airlines attendant told her she would only be readmitted on one condition. “When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket.” Rowe complied, though she was humiliated. “I felt powerless,” she told the outlet. “There was nothing I could do in that moment other than give up my money and my seat to defend my position that I was completely appropriate. We are policed for being black. Our bodies are over sexualized as women and we must adjust to make everyone around us comfortable. I’ve seen white women with much shorter shorts board a plane without a blink of an eye. If American Airlines wanted passengers from Jamaica to Florida in June to wear snowsuits, that’s something they ought to put in their contract. American Airlines said it had reached out to apologize. “We were concerned about Dr. Rowe’s comments, and reached out to her and our team at the Kingston airport to gather more information about what occurred,” said American Airlines spokesperson Shannon Gilson. “We apologize to Dr. Rowe and her son for their experience, and have fully refunded their travel. We are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds and are committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone who flies with us.”
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WHITE MAN Long Beach CA May 12, 2019 A white man became agitated because in his mind he thought people were being seated before him at Aburi Premium AYCE Sushi. There was a 30-minute wait, and people could sign up for a spot electronically and then a text when their table was ready. It’s pretty standard these days for restaurants to text people when they can be seated. Some people waited in their cars, so when the man saw a group get seated, he may have assumed that they didn’t have to wait in line, which was not the case at all. People started shouting back at him telling him to leave, but the man wouldn’t take no for an answer. Then things got heated. Once the white man began to hurl racist remarks and mock the black and brown customers, that is when things got out of control. The white man called a black individual a “monkey man,” and that is when another person lunged at him. A black woman enters the recording and begins to punch him. That is when it seems as if the man starts to step out of the restaurant. @IvanCyclist said the woman got in at least five punches and you can see it in the video as well.
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DEPUTY ADAM WATKINS Ft. Bend Indiana March 10, 2019 New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts, after visiting his parents, the Port Arthur native was driving back to his Richmond home when the deputy began following him on Pitts Road for about a mile without flipping on his emergency lights until the two reached Roberts’ subdivision. The deputy harassed him and called him a “big black man” outside his home and it would be another eight minutes before Roberts would learn he had been pulled over for allegedly speeding, according to dash cam footage. The 16-minute video shows 25-year-old former University of Houston standout pulling into his driveway with Deputy Adam Watkins blocking him in. Roberts then stepped out of his black 2018 Porsche with his hands up and said, “This is my house.” “Get back in the car right now,” the deputy repeatedly said in the footage. “Shut the door, put the hands on the steering wheel and roll down the window. Do it now.” The flashing lights and commotion just before 10 p.m. was enough to draw Roberts’ wife Tori Roberts outside as he got back into the car, about a minute into the video. Watkins threatened to arrest her if she didn’t go inside. “Go back in the house for your own safety,” Watkins said. “For my safety from my husband,” she quizzed, before going back inside and turning on the exterior lights. She next stepped into the open garage brandishing what appeared to be a cell phone to capture the incident unfolding in her driveway. Audio from eight minutes into the dash cam footage can then be heard of the deputy requesting back-up because Roberts was not being compliant. “I haven’t even begun the traffic stop,” the deputy radioed in. “The big black male got out of the car. I told him to get back in. He wouldn’t comply. I had to yell at him pretty hard.” The footage continues with Watkins saying Roberts was now complying but he wanted the woman detained for refusing to stay inside. The deputy waited for another law enforcement officer to arrive before stepping up to the driver side door to explain Roberts was stopped for allegedly going 59 mph in a 35 mph-zone. The deputy said he would cite him for speeding and for failing to provide proof of insurance. About four hours after the traffic stop, the sheriff’s office called Roberts to rescind the citations and apologize. “This was no ordinary traffic stop,” Attorney Hovell-Cox said. “He felt like he was being harassed because he was an African-American male in his own driveway. It was totally not necessary.”
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ALLEN MCCOY and PATRICIA MCCOY Adairsville, Georgia Oct. 1, 2018 Victoria Sutton was given an eviction notice in October and ultimately left in December out of concern for her family’s safety. Sutton’s complaint says she began inviting her co-worker and his son over to her home beginning in September 2018 for play dates with her children. But in late September, the suit alleges, Sutton received a knock on her door from her landlord, Allen McCoy. McCoy used the N-word multiple times and threatened to arrest Sutton’s co-worker if he came over again. He also threatened to call Child Protective Services and gave Sutton two weeks to move out. Sutton recorded a subsequent call with Patricia McCoy, during which McCoy made a physical threat and said, “I don’t want them in my property. Maybe you like black dogs, but I don’t. So just get your stuff and get out.” McCoy then threatened to double Sutton’s rent before saying she would give her an eviction notice, the notice came the next day. At an eviction hearing, the McCoys claimed Sutton had damaged the property and of course the McCoys denied all allegations. “Some of the best friends I got is colored,” Allen McCoy said. However, Sutton provided pictures showing otherwise. Brian Corman, a Cohen Milstein attorney representing Sutton. “We believe that those statements are entirely false in light of the recorded statements made by Ms. McCoy that the only reason that she was evicting Ms. Sutton and her family was because she had invited an African American family to her home. There’s almost always a pretext given for racial discrimination” After being given a 60-day notice in mid-October, Sutton moved out in December 2018. Sutton says she “experienced extreme emotional distress” over fears for her family’s safety.
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CHRIS CUKOR San Francisco CA July 4, 2019 In broad daylight Software engineer Wesley Michel was waiting for a friend when a man identified as Chris Cukor demanded to know the name of the person he was waiting for, and then called police claiming Michel was trespassing. Cukor brought his young son outside with him and the child can be seen and heard pleading with his father to not call police saying he agreed with Michel. Cukor, who works as an executive for YouTube as a “Device Partnerships” executive according to his LinkedIn profile, ignores his sons cries and continues to ask police to respond to the location. A minute later, Michel’s friend shows up and demands to know what is going on. The entire time, the young boy tries to convince his father that they should leave. Cukor says “Call your friend on the call box” Michel says he does not have to do that. He says he’s just waiting. Cukor says he’s going to call police. Then his son begins to plead with his father not to do that. “Daddy, don’t, don’t,” the child says. Michel says that Cukor is going to be the “next person” caught on camera similar to Permit Patty and others. Cukor says that Michel is threatening him. asks for the friend’s name. Michel says he’s not required to tell Cukor who he is outside waiting for. The child again pleads: Daddy, let’s go. I don’t like this. Please daddy, let’s go.” Cukor is on the phone with police saying, “There’s a trespasser …” as the boy again asks if they can please leave. The boy says, “Daddy, don’t. It’s the better daddy. I agree with him.” But Cukor stays on the phone saying Michel “tailgated” him through the door and then begins to describe Michel saying he has on a pink polo shirt, a Yankees cap and “appears” to be African-American. The child still begs his father to hang up and for them to leave. Cukor says that though Michel said he’s just waiting for a friend, Cukor demands to know the friend’s name. “Hello,” a woman can be heard yelling out near the end of the video. Michel had said she was handicapped. He says: “Hi, Cathy. I love you.” The child says to the father, “I told you! Daddy, look what you’ve gotten us into. Let’s go!”
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MANAGER CROSBY RESTAURANT AND BAR Montclair, New Jersey @ninoshkka16 said all was well until a general manager approached and asked them to leave because one of her friends was wearing a scarf, and another had on a durag. According to the manager, headgear is against bar policy. But @ninoshkka quickly pointed out that there were plenty of folks at the bar who had on hats and other head pieces. She shared video of the incident, showing her in a war of words with a manager, who threatened to get the bouncers to escort them out. Initially, the manager told @ninoshkka16 he had “plenty of Black’ friends to prove he wasn’t racist, but soon became more aggressive after she questioned the bar’s dress code policy. The young woman said eventually, “3 big ass white security” guards came over and intimidated them into leaving the restaurant. “We did not deserve to be treated like this,” she wrote. “No black body deserves to be treated like this. Not surprising but absolutely disgusting.”
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DENNY’S RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES and PATRON’s Lansing Michigan Oct. 2018 Jennifer McEwen, Sasha Collins, and Lamaya McGuire were at Denny’s Restaurant and shortly after they were seated and placed their orders four individuals wearing “Blue Angel” biker jackets walked in the restaurant and began taunting them with racist vitriol. Collins recalled “As soon as they seen us they just well one just started going in, [saying,] ‘we don’t like these type of people where we are from …,’ ” she and her friends tried ignoring it. “Then he sits down ‘nigger, nigger, nigger to his friends, ‘ ” After his insults failed to garner a reaction, Collins said the man waved over a waitress and told her “to serve these nigger’s some T-bone steaks.” Outraged, the women took their complaints to management after they say the waitress turned a blind eye to the racist harassment. Collins explained to a manager what happened, and requested the offending party be booted from the eatery. The manager refused, however, citing freedom of speech. According to the women, the manager then told them if they didn’t like what they were hearing, they could leave. McEwen shot back: “So if we were to say something back to them would that be freedom of speech?” to which the manager responded, “no, that would be you guys starting shit.” Fed up, the trio asked to take their orders to go. Again, the manager refused and threatened to call police if they didn’t leave. “I said, ‘OK call the police and I’ll call the police, too,’” “We didn’t do anything. We don’t have to leave.” While on the phone with 911, McEwen said one of the women from the biker group walked over and punched her. The assault was captured on surveillance video. Eaton County prosecutors said a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the woman suspected of throwing the punch caught on camera. Alice Barber was charged with assault and battery, did not show up for her arraignment, and no additional charges have been filed in connection to the fracas. Though it’s been months since the incident, Collins, McEwen and McGuire said it’s all still very upsetting. In a statement, a Denny’s spokesman said the company was first alerted to the incident last year and are still working to get to the bottom of the issue.
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NICK STARR-STREET Hyattsville Maryland June 22, 2019 Felecia Soso posted a Twitter thread stating she and a few of her friends sat by the pool listening to music and having drinks at the Edition Apartments a white man started yelling at one of her friends. Soso “This man comes out of nowhere and I only started recording because I thought it was gonna be hilarious.. this man started yelling at my friend so I ran over.. mind you we were NOT LOUD at all.. we had glass bottles but he was NOT AT THE POOL.. he doesn’t work here lol” In the first video, a Black woman in a yellow bathing suit can be seen talking to a White man who has his phone in her face. The woman calmly speaks to the man (Starr-Street), who says “glassware is not allowed at the pool.” The woman then asks what she can do to make him more comfortable, she agreed to get rid of the glass and asked, “What else do I need to do for you to be comfortable?” Then he began following the women because they were trying to leave before police could arrive. Starr-Street responded in the video, “I’m going to report you to the leasing office.” Even though someone from the leasing office came to speak to them Starr-Street called the police. Then 5 minutes later, the county police for seven women who are literally just sitting by a pool!!!The women shared their side of the story and eventually decided to leave the pool. In another video posted by Gaëlle Claude showed Starr-Street following her and a friend while on the phone with 911. Her caption read, “This white man literally stalked us from his apartment for damn near a mile just cause we were at the pool drinking wine and taking pictures. Edition Apartments has evicted Nick Starr-Street
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J. ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT Bloomfield, Michigan June 20, 2019 Liah Gant unfolded when she was sitting at the bar, waiting for a friend who hadn’t arrived yet. The seat next to her was vacant, but she was trying to save it for her friend. Still, she claims the bartender flagged down two white men who were looking for a place to sit. “I was racially profiled,” said Gant. “I was told to move out of my seat for two other white men to be seated.” When she objected to the men taking her seats, Gant claimed the bartender snatched the drink she was drinking, poured it out and refused to continue serving her. Shocked, Gant said she immediately complained to a restaurant manager, who allegedly told her she shouldn’t be upset because “the drink wasn’t thrown on me.” “And that’s when I was like, OK. I wanted to pull out my phone and record in that moment.” Gant said the manager warned her against pulling out her phone to film anything and started “getting loud.” Shortly afterward, another black patron approached the manager on Gant’s behalf, at which point a white customer began yelling at Gant and the other patron, and allegedly threw food at him. According to Davis, the manager initially told Gant she wouldn’t be charged for the tossed drink, but had a “change of heart” and made her pay for it anyway. The manager also allegedly commented that there are “two sides to every story.” That manager chose the side that says ‘it’s OK to be racist towards your black patrons, it’s OK to deny them service, it’s OK to deny them their basic humanity.” In addition to being booted from her seat, Gant claims the bartender was instructed to continue serving everyone but her. A similar incident occurred that same evening when Jerrick Jefferson says he was subjected to racist slurs and had food thrown at him after he and his friends were allegedly profiled by restaurant staff. When he confronted a manager about the issue, he said she brushed it off and walked away. Video taken during the incident also shows a white patron shouting at Jefferson before chucking a bag of food at him and his girlfriend. Gant and Jefferson do not know each other, but are both pushing for the workers involved to be terminated.
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ARRESTED FOR PAINTING MURAL COMMISSIONED BY CITY Detroit Michigan June 2019 Popular street Detroit Artist Tashif “Sheefy McFly” Turner was working on a mural under a viaduct east of Seven Mile Road and John R as part of the City Walls program. Launched in 2017, the program pays artists a stipend and provides materials for them to create public art in vandalism-prone areas in an effort to help deter graffiti. On his first day of work, he says, police questioned him but left him alone after he showed them the permit. After a few days of working on the mural, he felt like the local police had become comfortable with his presence, and on Wednesday, he forgot to bring his permit. Later that afternoon, two new police officers approached him, believing him to be vandalizing the viaduct. “I told them I’m painting this mural for City Walls, and I got to have it done by Friday. They asked me to put my hands down and everything. I’m like, what’s going on?” Turner says when one of the officers tried to handcuff him, he attempted to pull away and walk toward his bag to find his permit. That’s when things got physical. “When I tried to walk towards my bag, they tried to act like I was resisting arrest and trying to run. They ran up on me like I’m dealing dope, bro, like I had crack on me and I had a gun in my bag”. Eventually the officers called for backup and put Turner in the back of a car. Turner says he told the officers to contact Zachary Meers, the City Walls coordinator whose name and phone number is listed on the permit. Eventually, Turner says he stopped resisting the officers. “I just kept my composure because I felt like if I actually got angry, they can shoot,” he says. “Like they will shoot me or they will beat me and I’m gonna still go to jail.” The officers did reach Meers, who assured them Turner had a permit. But it was too late. The officers found Turner had a warrant out for his arrest, stemming from a traffic violation from years ago. Turner spent the next 24 hours DPD’s detention center. He said he was placed in a cell with more than a dozen men and no beds. One man, he alleges, was bleeding. “That’s what makes me so angry about it because all my life, I never painted illegally at all. I don’t do nothing bad,” says Turner, who has created murals in the city alongside internationally recognized street artists as part of the Murals in the Market festival. “So for them to come out and treat me like a criminal, like I shot somebody … it just had me feeling like I was profiled, you know.”
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POSSESSING CAR AIR FRESHENER WHILE BLACK NYNY June 16, 2019 Sam Detroit was racially profiled for fitting the description of someone, approached by police, then asked to identify as police went on a fishing expedition, looking to search his car… Video, recorded by a bystander, shows NYPD officers harassing the man for his identification. Detroit insists he hasn’t committed any crime, knows his rights, and therefore doesn’t have to identify. “You know we don’t have rights in America, right?” the man recording, who apparently knows Detroit, asks rhetorically. “All of this for an air freshener,” Detroit says. After not showing his ID, and as his friends criticize the officers over their tactics, police decide to arrest Detroit for the air freshener. Detroit was charged with interfering with a police investigation and refusing to identify, court records show…. Sam Detroit “Perfect father’s day gift to me smh I was racially profiled and harassed by NYPD basically I fit the description of the person they were lookin for so why I was park they came at me askin for my i d I said no I didn’t committed any crime why I have to identify my self and the cops at each other look around my car and look inside said of the Air freshener i stood my ground and they arrest me so one cop drove off with my car to the precinct they illegally search my car booked me and and I spend a night in jail next day I was release apparently they was lookin for a black man in a black car with a gun.” He is scheduled to appear in court on July 15.
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SGT. JEFF ZALAZNIK, BADGE NUMBER 116 HOSPITALIZED WHILE BLACK Freeport Illinois June 9, 2019 Shaquille Dukes had been admitted to the FHN Memorial Hospital for double pneumonia and asthma-related symptoms. Doctors told Dukes to take a walk with the IV machine as long as he didn’t leave hospital grounds. As he and his brother were on the way to walk back in the hospital doors, a security guard ordered the men to follow him across the street. That’s when things things got ugly. “He had gotten out of his vehicle and said, ‘What are you going to do, steal that and sell it on eBay?'” “I told him, ‘This machine is pumping fluid into my veins as we speak.'” After a back and forth exchange, the security guard calls police on Dukes, his brother and another man accompanying him at the hospital. All three men were arrested, despite their story. Police informed Dukes he was being arrested for attempted theft since he was off of hospital property in possession of medical equipment. But Dukes and the other two men say they only left the property when the security guard told them to follow his vehicle and were headed back indoors when he approached them. After being cuffed and arrested, Dukes said his asthma inhaler was taken from him and that police ignored his medical distress as he was being taken to the jail for booking. He also passed out and suffered a seizure inside the vehicle he was being transported in, but was later given back his inhaler after he regained consciousness. Shaquille Dukes “Under the direction of Sgt Zalaznik, officers stood by and watched while my IV was removed on the sidewalk, and it was NOT by a doctor. I told the Sgt I was being treated for pneumonia and asthma, and his words were “I don’t care why you’re here, you’re going to jail”. They took my rescue inhaler and began to transport me to the city lockup, while in transit I began to have a seizure, and subsequently am asthma attack, I pleaded with officers for almost 4 minutes to retrieve my inhaler from the transporting officer, and finally, when I became unresponsive, it miraculously appeared.” Shaquille Dukes filed a racial profiling complaint with the city of Freeport and says he feels the incident would not have occurred if he were a white patient. The Freeport Police Department issued a statement this week, announcing an internal affairs into the matter has been launched and is urging the public not to rush to judgement until all the facts are in. The hospital is refusing to comment.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL Chevy Chase Maryland May 14, 2019 Tiffany Kelley’s son “my son took play money to school purchased from Amazon. He is excited about money and learning to count his money. In an attempt for socialization, something he struggles with, he passed it out on the school bus to his peers. The money has bright pink Asian symbols on the front and back, along with dotted lines, so that it can be distinguished as play money. Later that day one of the bills was discovered at the bus depot. When bus video footage was reviewed the decision was made to call the police. The police came to the school to question my son. They also called the Secret Service. Outrageous. It is not fair to believe that a person of color has committed a crime. I do not believe it would have happened to someone had they not been a minority.” The Montgomery County public school system sent her a statement saying their practice is to call the police if there is suspicion and or evidence of a student trying to use counterfeit money to purchase something. “But that wasn’t the case in this incident and the police should not have been called. Moving to Montgomery County, specifically Chevy Chase, was scary for me, it is an area that is not very diverse, and my greatest fear was policing of my son. My nightmare has come true.” The police questioned her son without notifying her. Montgomery County police responded saying there was no racial profiling in their investigation.
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UNIDENTIFIED WHITE OFFICER Woods Cross Utah June 6, 2019 10-year-old vision and developmentally impaired D.J. Hrubes was playing on his grandmother’s front lawn. The officer was responding to the end of a police chase involving a white Mitsubishi and a silver Cadillac, the people in the white car pulled off Interstate 15 and abandoned the car in a church parking lot in West Bountiful. Members of the Hrubes family and two passersby who saw the encounter said the officer pulled up in front of the house, got out of his car, pointed a gun at DJ’s head and told him to put his hands in the air, get on the ground, an order they say the boy complied with immediately. Jerri Hrubes, DJ’s mother heard the commotion and ran out of the house Jerri Hrubes said she saw an officer pointing his handgun toward D.J.’s head, telling him to put his hands in the air. D.J. asked the officer what he had done wrong, and the officer told him not to ask questions. Police claim the officer “thinking this is one of the suspects.” Police dispatch reports during the chase identified one of the drivers as a black man. The officer told the boy and his mom to get inside their house because police were looking for two armed suspects. said the officer left without apologizing or explaining what happened, and didn’t mention the armed suspects, she did say the officer returned later in the day to apologize to DJ, telling the boy, “I am so sorry I pointed my gun at you.”
Woods Cross police claim they have tried twice to contact Jerri Hrubes to talk to her about the incident, but “she hung up on us.” However, Jerri Hrubes she has not heard from them and said her son didn’t have any toys or objects in his hands. Woods Cross, Utah, Police Chief Chad Soffe “The unidentified officer mistook the boy for a potential suspect will continue to work amid an independent review of the incident” Karra Porter, a Salt Lake attorney for the Hrubes family, said she has now heard four versions of the story from Woods Cross police and the officer did not activate his body camera during the encounter.
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ELAINE MITCHELL Las Vegas May 13 , 2019 Two Black women informed the police that Mitchell threw rocks at them and ordered them to leave as she hurled racial slurs at their way; Mitchell also used the epithets even as she stood in front of a patrol car. Police said Mitchell started to pray and was “asking God to kill” the two women because the victims are black, they ‘could not afford her’ because they are broke minorities.” Elaine Mitchell has been charged with a hate crime.
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MICHAEL JAMES BLACK Gresham Oregon May 10, 2019 A 14 year old boy was riding his bike home with a couple of friends after basketball practice, his two friends were on foot. He said he was riding his bike in a circle to let his friends catch up, and they were walking in a cul-de-sac the boy thought was public. Black, who was sitting in a chair in the carport, yelled the area was private property, and then yelled racial slurs and threats. The boys got scared that Black was going to get a gun, so he rode home, where his mother called the police. He said they were about 30 to 40 feet apart for the whole encounter. When police interviewed Black, he said the teen got onto his property and got into an argument with him, including yelling at him and flipping him off. Black said he told the teen to leave his property, and admitted to using some racially-charged language. Black also told police he thought the teen had a knife, but admitted that he couldn’t see well because the teen was 30 to 40 feet away. The boy and his family live in the same area as Black. Black has been charged with second-degree intimidation and menacing.
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KATE New York New York June 1, 2019 During an argument sparked by the group allegedly bringing an extra friend to the Airbnb, upping the expected number of guests from four to five Meshach Ciscero, shared video of the incident “So which monkey is staying on the couch?” the woman says Meshach said he was “livid” after he and his friends were called racial slurs and subsequently kicked out of their accommodations. “When we arrived to our @Airbnb, we were harassed several times before being thrown out at 2 am. Her reasonings were because she felt unsafe, she assumed we were going to steal and destroy her property. After being harassed by her nonstop, she then told us to ‘Get the fuck out of her house immediately!’ We cooperated and began to pack our things to leave.” That’s when the Asian woman burst into their room with a camera as they gathered their belongings; one of them had just gotten out of the shower. Ignoring their pleas for privacy, @Kartoon_1911 said the woman again demanded they “get the f–k out of my house.” He described the incident as “traumatic” and said the woman became so enraged his friends grew fearful and called police. “We are a group of 4 educated and working professionals and were classified as criminals and animals over and over again. I felt like she’d attack us if we hadn’t called the police. I felt like she’d possibly accuse us of sexual assault if we hadn’t pulled out our cameras.” In the end, @Kartoon_1911 said he was just glad he and his friends made it out of the situation safely. The quintet, he said, was eventually able to find lodging at a hotel, where they crashed for the night. Airbnb has banned the host, calling her language “unacceptable and has deleted “Kates” account.
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ALBERT PARTIN Douglas County, Georgia Memorial Day weekend 2019 A white man named Albert Partin went ballistic after a 62-year-old woman said his dog bit hers at a dog park. Witness Chris Mungin, who is Black, said Partin “started getting really vulgar. The racial slurs and the derogatory statements came out and … he called [the woman] a bitch.” With Mungin’s wife recording video on a cell phone, Partin pulled out a gun and pointed it at Mungin and the 62-year-old woman. “I just stood there because I was like did he really just pull out a gun at a dog park and on the other side I was like oh crap it’s a gun,” Mungin explained. Mungin said called 911 and said the responding police treated him like a suspect. “The police came and were very aggressive towards me,” he said. “You would’ve thought I was the one who pulled the gun out and he was the one who called 911.” “He came at me out of those gates and that’s when I drew the weapon,” Partin said. “I thought he was going to attack me. It was strictly in self-defense. I never drew a weapon at anybody.” Of course, that begs the question: If he never drew a weapon on anybody then why bring a gun to a dog park? Not surprisingly, Partin, who used racial slurs and pulled out a weapon, has the support of the local police chief. What is surprising, though, is that the police chief is Black. “You have a right to protect yourself and property at any given moment,” Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said. “Now, he feared this guy. This guy is approaching him. He just wanted him to get off of him and that’s why they’re misdemeanors and not felonies. He had a right to protect himself.”‘ Pounds also downplayed Mungin saying the police were aggressive toward him. “What Mr. Mungin’s problem is he wanted us to go out there and throw folks on the ground and lock them up because of what he said. We don’t operate like that,” Pounds said. “We do things professionally.” A white man pulled out a gun and used racial and sexist slurs, all because of a dog, and now a Georgia sheriff is defending him. Why? Because the white man “feared” Black people.
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CMPD OFFICER AIMEE AQUINO Charlotte, North Carolina April 2, 2013 Former Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Officer Michael Tinsley was unjustly fired after a fellow white female officer accused him of rape. Tinsley, who is black, was fired after a dispute with CMPD Officer Aimee Aquino. Tinsley is now suing the city of Charlotte and CMPD for $1 million on claims of racial discrimination. Tinsley and Aquino dated for two years while they were both officers with CMPD, but when their relationship began to fall apart, Tinsley called it quits with Aquino in 2013. Aquino then began to show up to Tinsley’s 911 service calls while he was on duty. Tinsley claims Aquino was stalking him. Tinsley filed a official complaint to his supervisor about the stalking claim regarding Aquino. On May 7, 2013 CMPD issued a directive for Aquino not to go to Tinsley’s division or office. But on the same day as the directive was issued, Aquino filed a false police report stating Tinsley had raped her on April 2, 2013. The rape allegation prompted a full investigation by CMPD. The police department ordered Tinsley and Aquino to turn over their cell phones. An investigation by CMPD found Aquino was actually on the phone with another man on the same day and time she said Tinsley raped her. CMPD ruled Aquino’s rape claim unsustainable. But after 16 years on the force Tinsley was terminated by CMPD in 2013 for using city-issued equipment for personal use. He was also accused of lying during the Aquino rape investigation. Tinsley was not able to find work as a police officer anywhere else; he even went unemployed for years until he was able to find a construction job. Meanwhile, Aquino was never fired and still works for CMPD. Tinsley says he received harsher punishment based on his race. Tinsley won a civil suit against Aquino for slander and was awarded $50,000. The city of Charlotte paid for Aquino’s court fees in that case. Tinsley questions why Aquino didn’t have to come out of pocket and why the city paid for her lawyer and settlement judgment. Tinsley also was awarded $125,000 per his discrimination lawsuit against the city of Charlotte. Tinsley is also seeking $1.5 million in the same suit, a ruling on that hasn’t been determined yet, but it is likely the city of Charlotte will settle.
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RUBY HOWELL,KOA CAMPGROUND MANAGER Oktibbeha Country Lake Starkville, Mississippi 5-27-2019 Memorial Day Weekend Jessica Richardson “Today was a beautiful day so my husband Franklin Richardson sand our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in Starkville, MS and decided to visit. Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a gun and proceeded to point it at the 3 of us.” The KOA campground has beach access to the lake, when they were confronted by the white woman who pulled a gun on them. “She was just like, ‘get, get, you don’t belong here, you don’t belong here, you don’t belong here,’” Jessica said. “The fact that she used ‘get, get’ like we were a dog. You say ‘get, get’ to a stray dog that’s on your porch.” She is seen with the gun in the video. The woman, they later learned managed the location with her husband told them they needed a reservation to be there. Richardson and her husband, who she says is a veteran, asked why did she not just say that initially rather than pull a gun on them, agreeing they would go and would have gone if they were not allowed to be there. The woman said “I’m just telling you, you need to leave. It’s under private ownership. Y’all just can’t be out here. They will not let you. ” The Richardson’s repeat, “That’s fine, that’s all you had to say. We’re leaving.” But Richardson’s husband went to the office, where he would meet the woman’s husband, described as the campground manager. He contradicted his wife and “reservations aren’t needed for the lake, they only needed reservations for the cabin and RV area.” Kampgrounds of America spokesman Mike Gast said Tuesday the unidentified manager had been fired from the KOA in Starkville after video showed her holding a gun. The Richardsons obtained an attorney to see how they can move forward. Ruby was only charged with a misdemeanor of threatening exhibition of a weapon. Bond was set at $500, which Howell posted shortly after being booked into jail.
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TWO STAFF MEMBERS COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL AND CASINO Las Vegas Nevada May 25, 2019 Two hotel staff members tell rapper Meek Mill he could be arrested for trespassing if he enters the hotel. “We are private property, at this time, with the information we have, we’re refusing to do business with you, we have the right to do that,” one staff member can be heard saying in the video that begins after the conversation has already started. The staff member then asks the person recording to stop recording, to which the recorder says “absolutely not.” The staff member then begins reading Nevada state code to the rapper. “If you do not leave the premise immediately, you will be subject to arrest for a misdemeanor,” the staff member reads. “For what?” Meek Mill asks. Neither video posted by Meek shows hotel staff telling the rapper they are at capacity. The artist said there’s “a few other hotels” that are also “doing this to black entertainers because they don’t want too many blacks on they property.” The staff member then asks the person recording to stop recording, to which the recorder says “absolutely not.” The staff member then begins reading Nevada state code to the rapper. “If you do not leave the premise immediately, you will be subject to arrest for a misdemeanor,” the staff member reads. “For what?” Meek Mill asks. Neither video posted by Meek shows hotel staff telling the rapper they are at capacity. The artist said there’s “a few other hotels” that are also “doing this to black entertainers because they don’t want too many blacks on they property.” A video captured of Meek’s confrontation with Cosmopolitan Hotel reveals more of the aftermath. “If I walk upstairs and get something to eat, Imma be arrested for what? For being a rapper?” Meek is heard asking a hotel security guard who says he’d be arrested for trespassing. “For what? For what, though?”
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SECURITY GUARDS and MUSEUM PATRONS Boston’s Museum Of Fine Arts May 16, 2019 A group of 30 seventh grade students from Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School were at the museum as a reward for good behavior and good grades and were racially profiled by security guards and fellow museum visitors. The group of more than two dozen students of color were exploring the museum to get a firsthand look at the art and cultures they had studied in class. Instead of an educational visit, the students were reportedly subjected to racial profiling and hurtful comments. Marvelyne Lamy, English Language Arts Teacher said security guards at the Museum of Fine Arts followed the 7th-graders and a visitor commented about ‘stripping’ to one student dancing. Museum patrons and a tour guide made racist comments toward the group. A tour guide told the children, “no food, no drink, and no watermelon” after they entered the building. A female student said a visitor told her, “It’s a shame that she is not learning and instead stripping,” as the child danced to music playing in the exhibit. Lamy also said that the group was told that they could not touch any of the artifacts, although white students also on field trips were allowed to touch the displays. She also claimed that security guards followed her and her students as they walked through the museum. “These young people left the Museum feeling disrespected, harassed and targeted because of the color of their skin, and that is unacceptable,” Matthew Teitelbaum, a director at the museum, said in a statement on the museum’s website. “This is a fundamental problem that we will address as an institution, both with immediate steps and long-term commitments.” The museum said in a May 24 message on its website it looked into the complaints and found two instances of two of its patrons making “racist comments” to students. “We have identified the patrons who made the disparaging remarks and revoked their memberships, banning them from the Museum’s grounds. We will serve them with a no-trespass cease-and-desist notification.”
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DON BARNETTEGarner, North Carolina May 16, 2019 Outside Mikisa Thompson’s split-level home, several police officers flooded the street while a few stood at her front door. Thompson’s children, initially hid in an upstairs bathroom, took out their phones to record as their mother answered the door. After reading a search warrant, Garner officers spread through Thompson’s home and seized an HP laptop, a computer monitor and speakers, at least seven iPhones, a MacBook, an alarm clock and charging cables, according to the outlet. To make matters worse, Thompson was slapped with a court summons for allegedly violating the city’s noise ordinance after her next-door neighbor, Don Barnette complained “When it’s talking about killing white people and if you’re black and you still work for a white man, you’re a slave, all that kind of stuff, I don’t need to hear that. My grandkids don’t need to hear that mess.” And claimed Thompson played her Malcolm X and Angela Davis speeches too loudly, describing them as “Islamic Jihadist-type messages”. The incident comes just three weeks after Garner police seized Thompson’s property after a previous complaint from Barnette. On April 22, Barnette dialed 911 to gripe about his neighbor playing “loud Islamic-Muslim preaching” in her backyard as she tidied up the patio, officers took a stereo and issued Thompson a $50 fine. Under the city’s noise ordinance, the “playing of any radio, phonograph, television set, record player, sound reproduction device or any musical instrument in such a manner or with such volume during the hours between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of persons in any dwelling house, apartment or other type of residence” is strictly forbidden. HOWEVER, none of Thompson’s alleged violations occurred during this time frame, but the noise coming from Thompson’s property was loud enough to wake him at 7:15 a.m., however Thompson denies ever playing the speeches that early. The search warrant indicated police used four videos from Barnette with time stamps of 12:46 p.m., 12:49 p.m., and two at 1:22 p.m. as cause for their action some nine hours later the same day. Also, the vague wording of the ordinance allows officers full discretion over whether someone is in violation of the ordinance or not. The North Carolina mom is now charged with a class 3 misdemeanor and faces a $500 fine.
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OFFICER JOHN SMYLY Boulder, Colorado March 1, 2019 Officer John Smyly was patrolling the area in response to recent crimes including bike theft, burglary and trespass at an orthodontics office when he spotted Black college student Zayd Atkinson outside an apartment building picking up trash. After noticing a “Private Property” sign near the front of the building, the officer asked Atkinson if he lived there. Atkinson said he did, but Smyly questioned him further, asking for his address and what he was doing there. “I’m just checking to make sure you have a right to be here, that’s all”. When Smyly asks Atkinson what unit he lives in, the student responds: “I don’t think I actually have to tell you that.” He instead gave the officer his student ID, confirming his identity which did little to satisfy Smyly, who proceeded to ask him several questions. Atkinson, who had a trash grabber in hand, ignored the Officer Smyly, walked off and continued his curbside clean up. Officer Smyly then followed Atkinson around, asking more questions and ordering him to “sit down!” Smyly soon calls for backup, telling dispatch the suspect was refusing to comply and was armed with “a blunt metal object,” referring to the trash grabber. As the situation grows more tense, Smyly informs Atkinson he’s obstructing a police officer and threatens to detain him. He also says Atkinson is being investigated for trespassing. At one point, Officer Smyly threatens to use his taser if Atkinson doesn’t comply. “You’re an idiot!” an angry Atkinson shouts back. “Why would you think that you could tase me? I’m freaking picking up trash on my property. I’m not doing anything illegal, and you’re not going to fucking tase me, officer.” It was not long before seven additional officers, including a sergeant, arrive to the scene, some of them with their weapons drawn. The tense standoff ends after 22 minutes and only after a neighbor confirms Atkinson does indeed live there. “I was not going to just fall in line again and just be a dog”, though he admits he was afraid that Smyly might tase him. Atkinson was not cited in the incident. As for Smyly, the terms of his resignation agreement allow him to remain employed with Boulder Police until Feb. 9, 2020, using his accrued floating holiday leave, sick and permitted administrative leave. Smyly is expected to receive $69,000 in that period. He is barred from being reinstated at the department.
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WHITE MAN Naples, Florida May 11, 2019 Standup comic Ahmed Ahmed, who is of Egyptian descent, poked fun at negative stereotypes of Muslims during a set at Off The Hook Comedy Club. According to a video clip “Clap if you’re from the Middle East”. After a smattering of cheers, Ahmed slyly responded: “All right. We got a handful of us in in here, nice. But, hey, it only takes one of us … to tell a joke.” At least one member of the audience didn’t get the punchline. The man called the Collier County Sheriff’s Department and told a deputy that Ahmed was organizing people of Middle Eastern descent to possibly commit terrorism. “I’ve told that joke about 1,000 times around the world,” Ahmed said. “Whatever he heard and what I said are two different things.” The comic said he stuck around after Saturday’s show to meet with any fans who wanted to speak with him or snap pictures. “Terrorists don’t do meet-and-greets,” the comic said. “We don’t say, `Death to America!’ and then, `But wait, let’s do selfies first.’ ” Deputies showed up to the club Sunday before Ahmed’s set that night, briefly interviewed him and left without incident. “They couldn’t have been nicer,” Ahmed said of the responding deputies. “One of them said, `Don’t change anything, keep doing what you’re doing.’ That was refreshing to hear.” Club owner Brien Spina said he’s been booking Ahmed to his club for more than a decade, and won’t stop now. “I want to say, `Thank you,’ to him.” Ahmed said. “He got more publicity for me in that one phone call than ever. You want to talk about a blessing in disguise.”
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BANKING WHILE BLACK aka EMPLOYEES JPMORGAN CHASE White Plains, New York April 2019 Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and two members of his staff, Industrial Development Agency head Marilyn Crawford, who’s Black and Detective Jose Centeno, who’s Latino were racially profiled. As Thomas was speaking with officials about getting access to the city’s bank records. A JP Morgan Chase bank worker called the police on him after he attempted to deposit a six-figure check into the city’s bank account. He was also at the bank attempting to enforce a recent court order requiring Deborah Reynolds, the city comptroller, to grant him access to city finance records. The two are currently embroiled in a bitter dispute over the city’s finances. The mayor claims he has previously been denied access to the city’s bank records by Reynolds and her predecessor, and JP Morgan won’t honor the contract allowing him access to the city’s financial transactions. Mayor Thomas was made to wait nearly 90 minutes before seeing a bank executive about his requests. The mayor accused bank employees of “evading questions” and placing him and his team in a conference room, where they were subjected to “an extensive waiting time for someone to address us, then a lengthy wait for a call back, then a phone conversation and then more waiting on a call back.” Officer Centeno, who was in plainclothes and armed with a gun, went to grab some food but wasn’t allowed back inside because he had a weapon. That’s when security for the bank instructed an office manager to dial police after spotting the gun-toting detective.
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SANDY SEPHORA Calabasas, California April 30, 2019 “Ctrl” singer SZA was hassled, harassed, had security called on her for walking around Sephora store # 614 in Calabasas and accused of stealing Fenty Beauty products.
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RACIST MANAGER Days Inn Norfolk, Virginia April 22, 2019 Joshua October was supposed to be leaving to do a sound check for his show Thursday morning when a quick grab for yogurt at the hotel quickly changed everything. “He comes over to the door and stands in front of the door and he is yelling at me, basically telling me to put it back,” October said. “I’m like super confused because yesterday I grabbed like three of these yogurts and nobody was coming at me.” Eventually the man let him pass, but October says the harassment continued, and that’s when he knew he needed to record. Days Inn front desk manager caught on video spewing racist abuse and taunting the Joshua October a young Black man, calling him “boy,” and making derogatory remarks about his hair. “Come on! Prison boy! We’ve got prison boy here!” the manager teases. “Look at that little fucking stupid haircut he’s got. Looks like a fucking mop.” At one point, the manager threatens to call the cops on the patron, even though he has a room key and has been staying at the hotel for two days. The manager proceeds to refer to the young man as a “chump,” telling police over the phone, “He ain’t nothin’ to me. … And he’ll always be nothin.’” When the customer tells the manager he’ll likely lose his job once the racist rant goes public, the manager scoffs at the likelihood. “Do you really think I care about this job?” the manager shoots back. “Do you really think I care? I ain’t gonna lose my job over you.” Hello,” Days Inn posted to Twitter. “Please be advised the employee in this video has been terminated from his position. We have been in contact with the guest and have apologized for the experience he occurred and have issued a full refund. We apologize for this situation.”
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JESSICA HOLLINGER and KEVIN HOLLINGER Springfield, Oregon April 21, 2019 Rashonda Matthews captured the moment a white woman started shouting racial slurs at her and her family as they stood on their property. Matthews posted the video to Facebook and said the woman shoved her brother while a man who was with her pulled out a knife. Footage from the incident shows the woman getting in Matthews’ face and repeating the Nigger several times. “It’s a sad world we live in y’all,” she wrote. “On Easter with [our] kids out playing we were called the N word. just for being black and outside I guess.” “We were all kinda like what the heck?” he told Oregon station KEZI. “Like trying to tell them to stop and soon as I pulled out my phone, [the woman] said she was going to call the cops on me.” In the video, Jessica Hollinger is seen dialing police as the Matthews’ family repeatedly shouts at her to leave their property. What the video didn’t show is when police said the woman made her way onto the family’s property and “chest-bumped” Matthews’ brother. The harassment didn’t stop there, however. At one point, the woman drops her pants in the middle of the street, exposing her bare butt, as Matthews and her family continue demanding that she leave. “So be it, you’re racist, that’s fine,” Rashonda Matthews said. “Just take it away from us. We don’t want to hear it. “We don’t want to feel it. I don’t want my kids to ever experience it.” Jessica Hollinger is now charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and trespassing, the station reported. Meanwhile, her man, Kevin Hollinger, also faces charges of disorderly conduct and felon in possession of a restricted weapon for carrying a knife.
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DR. KAREN L HAWK O.D. (Optometrist ) West Sacramento CA April 16th, 2019 Dr. Karen Hawk stopped her car to harass a Black man in the vehicle driving approximately a block behind her. As he filmed, she exited her car, walked to the front of his vehicle and took a photo of his license plate. Then she approached his driver side window and hit him twice, knocked the phone out of his hand, and proceeded to repeatedly punch him while yelling “go back to the ghetto”.

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen L Hawk is bad. Dr. Karen L Hawk has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients, 17 of those left a comment along with their rating. Her overall rating is 1.2 of 5.0 stars.
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SANTANA RENEE ADAMS Charleston, W.Va. April 5, 2019 Adams initially told police Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan, a 54-year-old engineer from Alexandria, Egypt, who was in the area for work grabbed her 5-year-old daughter by the hair as she dropped to the floor inside a clothing store and tried to pull her away but stopped when Adams produced a gun. The charge capped a sensational tale of a mother using a gun to thwart a brazen abduction attempt that quickly fell apart amid inconsistencies when the story started to crumble when no witnesses could be found and mall surveillance video didn’t match the woman’s original statement. Upon additional questioning, Adams began changing her account. She later told investigators she may have overreacted and misinterpreted the man’s intentions and he may have simply been patting the girl on the head. The 24-year-old Adams turned herself in about 2 p.m. and was jailed after a magistrate judge set bail at $20,000. She was calm and quiet while she was booked and ignored questions from a throng of reporters waiting for her at the courthouse. Authorities announced they were dropping charges Mr. Zayan. He cried as he greeted family members upon his release from jail.
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58-YEAR-OLD WHITE WOMAN aka ROAD RAGE RITA Elizabethtown, KY Feb. 22, 2019 US Army Sergeant First Class Kai Waters was driving home when she noticed a woman driving aggressively behind her. It was clear the woman wanted her and another driver to move out of the fast lane. “She started honking her horn and pulled next to me”. The woman rolled down her window and began hurling racial slurs at her. “She called me a black bitch, and said ‘your kind. I’m so tired of your people’ and all this.” Waters said the woman bumped her car, forcing her to pull over at a busy gas station. Surveillance footage from the store shows the moment Waters pulled up with the other woman in hot pursuit. Waters was still in her car with the door open and had already dialed 911 but it didn’t stop the woman from coming up to her car and assaulting her. “I told her you know I’m on the phone with the 911. The operator can hear you.” That’s when Waters said she grabbed a knife gifted to her as a military honor and stabbed the woman in the leg with it. In the surveillance footage, the woman is seen continuing to go after Waters even after being injured. Once Elizabethtown Police arrived on the scene, it was Waters, 33, who ended up in the back of a patrol car even though she was still on the phone with 911 dispatchers when the woman started crying out for help. The police immediately assumed Waters was the attacker because of her age and race, and refused to hear her side of the story. “I thought hopefully, someone is going to listen to me, they’re going to get my story. But that never happened.” Surveillance video clearly shows an act of road rage on the part of the other woman. Waters said she filed a complaint against the woman, but authorities have yet to act on it. For now, she’s suspended from her job at Fort Knox while the case is pending and could face charges from the Army later. Still, Fort Knox leaders are standing by their soldier. Sgt. Waters has been hit with felony assault charges after defending herself against racist road rage attacker.
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UNNAMED WHITE WOMAN aka GAS PUMP GRETTA Richland County So. Carolina Sept. 29, 2018 At a gas station, a woman pulls up to an officer screaming that she was punched in the face, causing a confusing, bloody scene in which multiple people rush her in this clip. Woman tells deputies a Black man punched her several times, chaos ensues before the woman is arrested for stabbing the man, which is why he punched her several times. The reason she stabbed him is because he pulled in front of the gas pump she planned on using. The woman confessed to police on video she had a big knife which she always carries on her person.
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UNNAMED WHITE WOMAN aka BARBARA BRUSH Quincy Massachusetts March 25, 2019 a 49-year-old White woman told police a man came up from behind and threw her to the ground as she walked behind the tennis courts at Russell Park in Quincy. She described an African-American man in his 20s, bald, clean shaven, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and black shoes. stole her jacket and shoes before taking money from her purse and fleeing the scene. The woman had visible cuts to her face when officers arrived to the scene about 15 minutes later. One of the officers also recovered the woman’s shoes and jacket in a wooded area not far from where the “victim” claimed the mugging occurred. No other evidence was found, and there were no witnesses to the alleged attack. After reviewing surveillance footage near the park, however, police brought the woman in for a second round of questioning, during which she confessed to making the entire thing up. It turns out the cuts on her face were actually from walking through brush along the park’s trails. Police refuse to reveal the White woman’s name.
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CORRINE TERRONE New Haven Connecticut March. 16, 2019 Hamden school district spokesperson Corrine Terrone repeatedly hurling racial epithets at the African-American male and his female partner inside a ShopRite supermarket. In the minute-long video, Terrone is heard shouting the n-word and other expletives at the Black man as other supermarket-goers watch in horror. The man suddenly makes a beeline for the school worker after she calls him a “f—–g n—-r,” prompting his female partner to step between them. “Don’t do it! Don’t do it!” fellow shoppers plead, urging the man to calm down. Meanwhile, Terrone carries on with her tirade and pulls out her cellphone to record the incident. The man quickly smacks the phone out of her hand before walking away, which only seemed to aggravate the school secretary more. “Put your hands on me, come on!” Terrone shouts at him. “You motherf—-r! That’s right, you’re a n—-r in East Haven. F–k you, n—-r.” She then runs up behind the man and spits at him. District officials condemned Terrone’s actions in a statement, calling her behavior “completely unacceptable and in conflict with the values of Hamden Public Schools.” East Haven Police are now investigating the incident. Terrone has since resigned from her job as a clerk at Hamden Public High School. District officials said they scheduled an investigatory meeting with the former staffer upon learning of the racist video. Administrators also filed a report with the Department of Children and Families because Terrone’s two kids were present during the incident.
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FAITH GENTRY Wyandotte, Michigan Feb. 28, 2019 Faith Gentry, 17-years old was pulled over by a man posing as a officer. She described as a tall African-American who never asked for registration or proof of insurance during the stop. “He did have a badge on his shoulder and the button-up shirt and the belt, but the only thing on his belt was a gun.” Gentry alleged the “officer” had pulled her over for a broken blinker signal and claimed he couldn’t see her license plate clearly. The cop told her she was getting a ticket, but it would be mailed to her. Gentry said she knew something was off, however, after police informed her there were no African-American officers on their force she said “I was kind of in shock I didn’t know what to do” Police launched their search of a Black man Gentry described as 6 feet tall with a slim build and scruffy facial hair. She also told authorities the suspect was driving a black Ford Fusion with the word “police on the side in gray faded letters,” It all turned out to be a hoax. Investigators with Southgate police reviewed the teen’s story, which they said “was not matching up with the facts,” and questioned her about it, after which Gentry confessed to making up the entire story and admitted it never happened. Gentry was charged with false report of a misdemeanor. She was arraigned in Southgate district court and a pretrial hearing is scheduled for March 8, 2019.
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TACO TRUCK TAMMY Dallas TX April 4, 2019 On a video was posted on YouTube by Claudia Lopez. White woman Taco Truck Tammy was upset a taco truck was parked or on her street. She told them to leave and began recording them with her phone. Another female taco truck employee can be heard in the background saying in Spanish “look at this crazy lady, and she is filming us too.” The woman also said in Spanish they had a permit to be there, but the white woman was not having it. Lopez tells the white woman “go back inside.” That’s when the white woman said “Okay, baby girl. Vámonos,” the woman said to Lopez. “I’ll call ICE.”
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DOGGY STYLE DIANE Attleboro, Massachusetts Feb. 27, 2019, A white woman is seen on camera calling police after a dog belonging to Attorney Franklin Baxley humped her dog in at Attleboro Dog Park. She told him to leave the park. Baxley expressed disbelief she would call the cops over his dog humping her dog. The woman tells police Baxley was “verbally assaulting” her,” to which he responded, “I’m not verbally assaulting you! I told you I’m not leaving.” The woman’s friend intervened, stating, “That’s inappropriate for the dog park.” Baxley argues it’s normal dog behavior, stressing, “I’ve seen every single dog hump another dog here. And she tells me to leave, and now she’s calling the cops.” Baxley then reads off the woman’s license plate and urges the public to look her up. The woman’s friend again approaches him and says he was not following the rules of the dog park, stating owners are supposed to prevent their pets from acting aggressively. In a separate video, the woman states, “this is not shameful. You know what is? Yelling at me and assaulting a woman.” The woman yelled at Baxley to ““Get away from me” at least four times as Baxley repeated he did not need to leave the park. An officer then approaches Baxley and asks how he’s doing, then adds “Doesn’t seem to be a problem here if you ask me.” The police responded to the park but no charges were filed. Therefore if a dog owned by a Black man …humps a dog owned by a White woman…she deems this as sexual assault???
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FRANCI NEELY aka SIDEWALK SUZZY aka SOCIALITE and EX-WIFE OF HOUSTON ASTROS OWNER JIM CRANE Houston TX Feb. 16, 2019 A couple were only taking photos of their 1-year-old baby daughter when Franci Neely confronted them on a sidewalk. the parents had a photo shoot for their daughter’s first birthday, on a stretch of land popular with Houston photographers. As they posed their baby with balloons and a blanket, a woman, identified as Franci Neely, stopped her car and got out, barefoot and carrying a small dog. The family recorded cell phone video of the woman slapping the phone and balloons. The baby can be heard crying in the background. The parents involved in the incident say they have filed a police report.
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WHITE MAN Germantown Maryland Feb. 13, 2019 Crispin Cole who recently obtained his MBA stopped at a red light several car lengths back as he drove home from a job interview with a government agency. “The car behind me, this gentleman, he got upset and he wanted me to move forward and started honking his horn. And I didn’t move, because it’s a red light. There’s no need to move.” The white driver shouted obscenities at him including calling him a nigger and threatening his life. Cole remained calm after the raging driver got out of his Ford truck, approached Cole’s driver-side door, opened it and shouted, “You got a fucking problem nigger? I’ll fucking kill you, bitch! Fuck you!” “I mean I didn’t get upset. I just wanted to document it, because I’m like this happens too many times. I want to document this one.” Mr. Cole followed the driver to obtain his license plates, which Twitter users did their part to get for him after his video was posted online and went viral. Folks online got to work taking screenshots of the other driver’s face and looked up his license plate. “You’re not supposed to react, because as a black man, I can’t do tit for tat. I can’t match his anger with my anger, because something could happen to me,” says Cole, who fled from the war in Sierra Leon 20 years ago and said he felt safe in America leaving his car door unlocked. “So, when somebody says that to me, it’s not about me. It’s about them. Probably having a bad day.” In a tweet made Monday, Feb. 18, the Montgomery County Department of Police said they “are fully aware of the video clip that is circulating the internet showing a traffic altercation ‘road rage’ incident. Our detectives are investigating the incident. All facts and circumstances will be investigated fully.”
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EATING WHILE BLACK Feb. 9, 2019 Richmond Height, Mo -The Blue Sky Tower Grill called the police on Terrence Dickerson made reservations for 30 of his closest friends and family members to attend his birthday dinner and celebration for a $100.00 facility fee. Terrence says what was supposed to be a night of joy and celebration turned into a night of humiliation and turmoil. “We wanted to have a good time and a birthday celebration, they treated us like we’re not supposed to be there.” Chief Doug Scaeffler “About 8:20 p.m. Saturday we got a call for a possible disturbance involving 30 people at the Blue Sky Grill. We had number officers 7 or 8 officers respond. We quickly found out that it was not a disturbance just a misunderstanding over how the group would be billed if it would be one check or an individual check. When we arrived, the restaurant came to an agreement and was working with the group.” Dickerson had signed a contract with Blue Sky reserving a party space showing everyone could do separate checks for their own food and drink and guests would be charged 20 percent on all checks for gratuity. The night of the party things changed quickly. The waitress refused to serve them because she felt overworked due to the large party. She left and never came back. Police said they were called that a group of 30 did not want to pay, which wasn’t true as they had not even been served their food. Dickerson says he believes the restaurant feared the group would not pay their bill because they were African-American. They were then forced to pay their bills in a single file line and forced to leave.
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WHITE WOMAN Chicago October 10, 2015 Engineering doctoral student at Northwestern University Lawrence Crosby was trying to repair loose molding on his car when a woman called police to report a black man trying to steal a car. When he drove off, the woman followed Crosby in her car as he drove from his apartment to Northwestern’s science building, giving police his location. Crosby got out the car with his hands raised after being stopped by police but was tackled when he failed to immediately obey orders to get on the ground. Police later determined the car belonged to Crosby but charged him anyhow with disobeying officers and resisting arrest. At the time of Crosby’s arrest, an Evanston Police Department spokesman said the use of force by police was justified as officers were responding to what they thought was an auto theft. The spokesman said officers delivered knee strikes and open-handed strikes. A judge later threw out the charges. Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit, the arresting police officers to pay at least $50,000 for compensatory and punitive damages and other relief.
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WHITE BRUNETTE WOMAN Brockton Massachusetts Feb. 1, 2019 Lola Jean-Baptiste Market Basket parking lot she had just parked her car outside the store when all of the sudden she heard someone yelling and honking their horn at her. That’s when she spotted a woman in a car who had stopped behind her Mercedes-Benz, spewing racial slurs and plenty of f-bombs. “She said, ‘You don’t belong here, go back to Africa where you come from, fucking nigger’”. “As soon as she started talking like that, I ran into Market Basket.” The woman, described as a white brunette in her 50s with glasses, yelled when Jean-Baptiste took the parking spot she wanted. Moments later this woman comes up to Lola at the check lanes and says ‘go back to Africa fucking nigger, I fucked your car up,’ then repeatedly slammed her cart into her as she was scrambling to get a few photos of her own when the woman again hit her with the cart, causing her to drop her cellphone. Market Basket security told Ms. Jean-Baptiste to finish paying, then they would escort her for her safety. “I need to follow the woman before she leaves to see what car she has and take down her license plate. They said they are going to take care of that. … They didn’t want to get involved. What about you go talk to her, instead of sending two people to send me out of the store? None of them went to talk to her or her husband.” But the irate woman took off before Jean-Baptiste left with store employees and handed off a card to a male companion to make a transaction, Jean-Baptiste later filed an incident report with the police, which detailed one offense of malicious damage of property under $1,200. The report doesn’t mention the racist language. David McLean, the head of operations for the store reports “the store has turned over all security video and identifying information about the assailant, including a card she gave her male companion to buy groceries to Brockton police. Brockton authorities said a court summons has been issued to the suspect, who now faces charges of a civil rights violation, malicious destruction of property, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The investigation is still ongoing. “Police are reviewing this as a possible hate crime and are actively seeking to identify the suspect, Police will file an arrest report/court complaint once the suspect’s identity is confirmed and the investigation is complete.”
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RED ZONE ROSY Pacific Beach San Diego, California Feb. 3, 2019 White woman dubbed ‘Red Zone Rosy’ calls cops on a <u>Black man over parking
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OFFICER CHRISTOPHER ROBLES Fort Myers Florida April 15, 2018, Police Officer Christopher Robles walked into a 7-11 convenience store last year and ordered a Holley Denton Jones who was standing at the counter to walk outside, claiming he had received “a call” about him. Jones refused to step outside, offering to shake the cop’s hand instead. But Robles manipulated the situation to claim Jones was trying to assault him. “Don’t touch me!” Robles kept repeating in his mock tough-guy voice. “Ok, I won’t touch you,” responded Jones, walking away from him. “I’m going to tell you right now, don’t touch me,” Robles continued. “You need to step out of this store right now. Don’t touch me. Don’t put your hands on me.” Fort Myers police officer James Barlow walked into the store, continuing the charade of ordering Jones out of the store. When Robles asked the clerk is she wanted him out, she said no. “He ain’t doing nothing wrong,” she said. But Robles continued whining about being touched, even though it does not even appear he was touched. And if he was, it was only an attempt at a handshake. It was obvious he was trying to convince witnesses he had been assaulted, similar to how cops yell “stop resisting” to non-resisting suspects they are beating. Once outside, both cops tried to get Jones to stand in front of a patrol car where they planned to frisk him, but Jones became frightened and walked back into the store. That was when they tasered him. The arrest report stated Jones as being “agitated” to justify their arrest when they were the ones agitating him. They also claimed they were responding to a call about a disruptive, intoxicated man, but Jones did not appear drunk or disorderly when first approached. But Robles was on a power trip, so it didn’t matter. Another ticking time bomb we’ll be reading more about in the future. “You came at me in a pretty violent manner,” Robles blatantly lied as he was placing Jones into the back of the police car. Jones filed a lawsuit Feb. 26, 2019.
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POLLING PLACE POLLY aka JUANITA BARNES Alternate Election Judge Houston Texas November 6, 2018 Juanita Barnes, who is White, told Black woman Rolanda Anthony “Maybe if I’d worn my blackface makeup today you could comprehend what I’m saying to you.” After Ms. Anthony arrived to vote, a different poll worker told her there was a problem regarding her address and she needed to fill out a residency verification form. Ms. Anthony asked why the form was necessary, since she said her address in the voter rolls should match the one on her ID and she has been voting in the same precinct for years. Barnes up to Ms. Anthony and started shouting “It’s illegal for you not to change your address on your driver’s license if you move. I stepped back, all the way against the wall, Juanita comes all the way over there, putting her hands in my face, yelling and screaming at me, telling me she’s the alternate election judge and I’m going to do what she says. “I was just floored. I was, like, what exactly is going on here?” After Anthony said she would report the incident to the police, Barnes allegedly shoulder-bumped Anthony and told her, “I’m white. Have you seen the news? If you call the police, they’re going to take you to jail and do something to you, because I’m white.”
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LILA GUZMAN Elections Supervisor Williamson County Annex in Round Rock Texas November 2, 2018 Video, captured by a bystander, shows election judge and supervisor Lila Guzman shouting at a Black woman “Get out! Get out! Get out!” “You are rude. You are not following the law,” “Go. Go.” The witness who recorded the incident, who asked to remain unnamed was prompted to film the encounter. “As soon as she started getting louder, I was like, ‘This is getting out of hand.’ So I began to record. Guzman did tell the woman she couldn’t vote there, but she didn’t say where in Travis County. The lady did have an accent. She could’ve been new to the country. I don’t know, but she needed some help.” The former elections official said she didn’t resign over the incident, however, but because she felt she didn’t have support from Davis’ office when she called police to have the voter removed.
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WENDY BIES Gallatin County Courthouse Montana November 6, 2018 As Brian Mango, 22 was waiting to cast his ballot when drunken White woman Wendy Bies started weaving in and out of the line kept touching Mango and remarking he had a “cute butt”. It wasn’t long before Bies began shouting racist remarks at the young man, telling him to “go back where you came from.” Video recorded by Tennison Big Day, a 1st Nation Indigenous Native American man who, wasn’t too far behind in line recorded the incident. Mango is heard explaining his mixed race heritage after Bies claimed all “his people” came to America on “purpose” and wanted free stuff. Mango replied his ancestors were brought to the U.S. as slaves while his mother, who’s from Laos, was a refugee. “Do you know why my mom is here? Because Americans bombed her country. Do you know why my Dad’s here? Because they brought his ancestors here in chains.” Bies credit Donald Trump for giving Mango the right to vote, along with other racist remarks. Bies was booked into jail on the misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer, and was being held on $335 bond
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MY NAME IS EARL Portland Oregon December 24, 2018 Jermaine Massey after seeing rapper Travis Scott in concert things quickly went left, however, when Massey, 34, returned to the DoubleTree Hotel where he was staying and took a call from his mom in the lobby. Seeing she had called so late (Massey’s mother lives on the East Coast), he took a seat in the lobby to make sure his mother was alright before heading back up to his room. “Earl the security guard decided he would call the police on me, the exact reason is still unclear to me.” was speaking on the phone with his mother when White security guard, whose name tag read “Earl”, approached him and asked if he was a guest at the hotel. He responded that he was, but that was of little consolation to the guard who then asked to know his room number. A now-irritated Massey explained he was on the phone at the moment and could not recall his room number off the top of his head. The guard, who has been identified by news outlets as 71-year-old Earl Meyers, then had a manager dial police and accused Massey of loitering, even though he was holding a room key. “Earl indicated Massey was a “disturbance” and “a safety threat” to other guests at the hotel. Frustrated, Massey argued there were White guests milling about the lobby and suggested several times the guard had singled him out because he was Black. “He’s calling the cops on me because I’m taking a phone call at the DoubleTree Hotel,” he Massey says in the video. “I have not moved, I have been sitting here the whole time and they’re calling the police on me because I’m taking a phone call in the lobby. Did you ask any of those people walking by what room they were staying in? No.” Massey said once officers arrived, they asked him to remove his personal belongings from the room he was staying in and waited for him to check out at the front desk. PPD Officer Richard Harvey, who responded to the incident, wrote in a police report that officers went with Massey to his room to retrieve his things. “I asked him to go to his room with us and get his property before he became so mad that something may happen that no one would want” “While he was getting his belongings he took the Bible from the hotel room and slid it across the carpet toward [Earl] Meyers and told him he needed to read it and learn how to be a human.” Authorities then escorted Massey from the building at the request of hotel staff, during which he accused the security guard of “being a racist many times.” Portland City Commissioner-elect & former president of the NAACP Portland Branch Jo Ann Hardesty said in a statement: I was saddened by this whole experience. The gentleman who was profiled must have felt helpless. I am disappointed with both the DoubeTree and the police response. The priority should be to make this customer whole and to retrain DoubleTree and Portland Police staff to make sure such a situation never happens again.
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PROFESSOR PROFILE Virginia Commonwealth University December 1, 2018 Caitlin Cherry a revered Black artist and graduate school adjunct professor had security called on her for eating breakfast as she sat in her assigned classroom by a fellow professor who poked his head in the room, didn’t acknowledge her then quickly went on his way. Moments later, campus security arrived and started questioning who she was and why she was there. Cherry showed officers her identification badge and said she didn’t know what might have happened had she not had it that day. An investigation by VCU’s Department of Equity and Access determined that no laws were broken. However, the university moved to suspend the tattletale professor for the rest of the semester. The incident has drawn outrage from the campus community, sparking calls for better inclusion and diversity efforts. “We do want accountability from the professor. We would like him to apologize,” she said. “He thought that she didn’t belong in that room. Didn’t even give her the benefit of the doubt. Didn’t even speak to her. I think that was the most frustrating thing for her.” “When the boundaries of common courtesy, decency and respect are crossed for any one of us, then we are all affected,” President Michael Rao wrote in a letter. “When our core values of diversity and inclusion are impinged upon for some of us, then every one of us loses an opportunity for growth, learning and success. We’re a community of inclusion, not exclusion.” Rao continued: “During the next few months, our university will take several steps to examine its culture and to ensure VCU is a community of accountability, fairness and justice.” While the professor in question won’t be returning to the classroom, VCU has brought Cherry on as a full-time instructor through 2020.
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DRIVING WHILE BLACK Idaho Dec. 14, 2016 Two students Idaho State University, Nehemiah McFarlin and Atoa Fox. McFarlin and Fox, then teammates on the Idaho State University football team, were on Christmas break and headed home from Idaho to California when they drove through Box Elder County, Utah, and were met with icy road conditions. The two slid off the road, damaging their vehicle, forcing them to wait on the side of the highway for AAA help. , someone who saw the pair sitting on the side of the road called Box Elder police and reported two Black males sitting inside a white vehicle. The complaint continues by saying Utah Highway Patrol officers pulled up to where McFarlin and Fox were waiting and ordered the two out of their car at gunpoint. The two players were accused of robbing the bank just across the state line in Malad City and despite their offering alibi evidence at the scene, were taken to jail and spent that night and most of the next day behind bars before being released due to lack of evidence. The robber was a Black man wearing a hoodie and driving a Toyota. McFarlin and Fox were driving a 2017 white Chevy Camaro.
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BANKING WHILE BLACK Cleveland Ohio Dec. 1, 2018 Paul McCowns tried to cash his first paycheck from a job with an electric company at Huntington Bank. The paycheck was for a little more than $1,000, and McCowns and tellers confirmed he showed two forms of identification and a fingerprint, as required for non-Huntington customers. But McCowns said bank employees started looking at a computer screen and questioning the transaction, and ultimately they refused to cash the check without speaking to his employer. McCowns left the bank, but bank employees called 911 on him. “He’s trying to cash a check and the check is fraudulent. It does not match our records,” a teller told the dispatcher. A police squad car pulled in front of McCowns truck before he could drive away, officers handcuffed him and he was placed in the back of a police cruiser, minutes later police contacted the Black man’s employer and confirmed McCowns employment. McCowns said “My employer said, ‘Yes, he works for me, he just started and, yes, my payroll company does pay him that much.” McCowns wants an apology from the bank for what he sees as a case of racial profiling, he also wants the tellers to face consequences. A Huntington representative denied this, however, saying its employees were only being extra vigilant because there have been at least 11 cases of fraud at that branch alone. The bank has since apologized to McCowns and accepted full responsibility for the incident. “We sincerely apologize to Mr. McCowns for this extremely unfortunate event,” Huntington said in a statement. “Anyone who walks into a Huntington branch should feel welcomed. Regrettably, that did not occur in this instance and we are very sorry. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards in how we operate, hire and train colleagues, and interact with the communities we have the privilege of serving.” And yet there does not seem to have been any discipline of the employee(s).
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FINISHLINE EMPLOYEE Stonebriar mall Employee Frisco Texas November 21, 2018 Ro Lockett and Brandon Kibart “I arrived at Stonebriar mall with my best friend and my two sons to go Christmas shopping. We were approached and accused of stealing. Four police officers (not the mall cops) immediately detained my friend and I in-front of my children. They searched our bags and found all the receipts. The one good thing that came out of this is that my children witnessed how it is for a black man in America.”
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LIBRARY LINDA Houston Texas November 20, 2018 Columbia graduate student Ashly Horace visits libraries to observe song and play through story time. Horace, who studies library science, said she was visiting a branch in the Houston suburb of West University last week when things completely went downhill. “As soon as I got to the door, a lady stood in front of the door, blocking the door, almost as if she didn’t want me to come in,” she recalled. “She said, ‘Well, why are you here?’ I said ‘I’m here for story time.’” The woman eventually let Horace inside where she took a seat at the back of the room. Moments later, the same employee returned and told Horace her manager said she had to leave. Baffled, the graduate student demanded to know why. “She said, ‘If you don’t leave right now, I’m going to call the cops.’ And I was like, ‘Call the cops? What did I do?’” Horace said. “She was like, ‘I am going to call and tell them you’re trespassing.’” Several West University Place police officers arrived to the library and spoke with Horace and the manager who demanded she leave. Ultimately, officers said the manager had the right to ask whoever she wants to leave, although the incident appeared to be a big misunderstanding. “She’s making a big deal out of this. I didn’t do anything,” the Columbia University student is heard saying in audio from one of the officer’s body-worn cameras. “I didn’t even get out of my chair.” “She’s making a big deal out of this. I didn’t do anything,” the Columbia University student is heard saying in audio from one of the officer’s body-worn cameras. “I didn’t even get out of my chair.” The officer tells Horace she isn’t being cited for any criminal violation but that she must leave.
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ANITA MOSS University of Texas San Antonio November 14, 2018 Two police officers walk over to where a student was seated after biology professor Moss called them to have her removed from classroom. The unidentified Black female student gets up and leaves without incident. professor Moss went on a whole tirade about how uncivil we all were because a few students were on their phone or not paying attention, cutting lecture time for the rest of us because her ego was bruised. As upset as I am that my professor decided to throw a temper tantrum the lecture before an exam and cancel class, I’m even more outraged that she would decide to single out and humiliate a student just to flex her authority in a destructive manner. The University of Texas at San Antonio professor who called the cops on a black student for allegedly putting her feet up on a chair during a lecture will be taking a semester’s worth of seats.
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WHITE NEIGHBOR Tennessee November 18, 2018 Davon Eddington was in his backyard chopping it up with his brother on the phone about LeBron James. When Eddington’s brother dubbed him a bandwagon fan, the Tennessee man says he shot back with a classic line from the song: “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one”” Eddington’s neighbor overheard their conversation and misinterpreted the lyrics, however. The man dialed police and said he believed Eddington was beating on his fiancée, who was upstairs taking a bath at the time. “I ended up walking around to the front of my house, and that’s when I was met by police with their guns drawn,” Eddington recalled. “Then another officer came around and said, “No, no, no, this isn’t happening. We heard the conversation and he’s been on the phone the whole time.” he neighbor told them he heard Eddington say he had “99 problems and this bitch ain’t one.” It wasn’t long before authorities realized the whole thing was a misunderstanding and went on their merry way. Eddington said officers apologized and said it appeared that he’d been “swatted,” a term used to describe the harassment tactic of making false calls to police, triggering them to respond to a person’s address. Eddington added that his neighbor has a two-story home and can look through his window down to Eddington’s backyard.
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YOGURT YOLANDA Kirkland, Washington November 14, 2018 Byron Ragland arrived at Menchie’s Yogurt Shop with a woman and a 12-year-old child, whose court-ordered visit he was supervising. Store surveillance video shows Ragland, who’s both a court-appointed special advocate and a visitation supervisor, sitting in the corner of the store as the mother and son catch up with one another. “Sit on back and just watch them visit, you know document the visit.” Moments later, Ragland said two police officers approached his table and asked him to “move along.” he explained to the officers he was there working, as his job legally required him to be there to oversee the mother-son meeting. He was still asked to leave. Store owner Ramon Cruz called police after one of his employees texted him about a “suspicious” man who had been in the store for a while and didn’t buy anything, and he was not making them feel comfortable.” Cruz told the 911 dispatcher who identified herself as white, was fearful because “all he (Ragland) does is look at his phone, look at them, look at his phone, look at them.”
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WHITE RESIDENT West Des Moines Iowa October 29, 2018 Keilon Hill was out knocking on doors for Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) After interviewing a resident, Hill took a seat on the curb as he gathered his notes from canvassing. That’s when West Des Moines officer Clint Ray pulled up, claiming he was responding to a call about a suspicious person. Hill captured the tense exchange on his cellphone. In the video, the campaign worker is heard telling the officer he isn’t breaking any laws and the cop has no right to detain him. “I’m not going to tell you again, stop,” Ray says. “I will detain you.” “Detain me for what?” Hill responds. “Have I broken any laws?” “You’re not listening,” the officer says before suggesting “it doesn’t matter” if Hill broke the law or not. “I’m investigating a suspicious person.” the officer also accused Hill of “soliciting,” a claim the man refuted because he was not offering any services or goods. The organization argued it was clear Hill was out canvassing because he was carrying campaign pamphlets with him. When Hill tried walking away, Officer Ray arrested him for “Interference with Official Acts.” Hill was booked into the Polk County Jail and released. He went back to knocking on doors in a different neighborhood the following day where the police were called on him yet again. Hill says “Within five days of my stay in Des Moines, I had two police encounters, with one ending in an arrest. These encounters happened while I was out working in affluential, Caucasian neighborhoods. I had work materials with me. I stood up for myself because I had the right to.”
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WHITE WOMAN November 13, 2018 A Black woman who goes by Crys Speaks shared a disturbing racist encounter to her Facebook page, showing an incident where she and her best friend were verbally harassed by a white woman after exiting on the wrong side in a grocery store parking lot. No one was physically hurt or harmed. “My Best Friend finally gets into town and I’ve been promising to make her dinner for a girls night in. So I picked her up and drove to the grocery store. I accidentally went down the wrong parking lane. A white woman started with WTF are you looking at B!$!h. All I wanted was some groceries man The video begins as the Crys Speaks and her friend walk up to the woman who is already in her triggered stance as she holds her cell phone. “Who are you calling?” the women ask as they approach the sidewalk near the store. “911!” “Cut the nigger card out!” “I’m getting attacked I can’t even talk right now by these two Black women calling me a racist,” she continues as she walks away from the women.
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CROSSWALK CATHY Portland, Ore. October 28, 2018 Rashsaan Muhammad and Mattie Khan were waiting for their to-go order from Little Big Burger when they noticed a White woman standing across the street looking at their parked car. “She looked odd, but it didn’t alarm us,” As they were walking back to the car Muhammad reportedly overheard the woman on the phone describing their vehicle and reading off the license plate number. She was calling the police because Muhammad’s car was sticking out an inch or two in front of a curb where the crosswalk begins. In the video, the woman looks up at the camera and points at the car. “You can’t block the crosswalk”. Muhammad said “I tried to start a conversation, I asked her who she was calling and what was going on. It was clear she was talking to the police.” Khan began to record the incident on her cell phone. In the video, Khan can be heard saying the unidentified White woman was calling the police on her and her husband.
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LAURA THE LIBRARIAN or BECKY THE BOOK BOUNCER aka BRITTANY MCNURLIN Oct. 10, 2018 Juán-Pabló Gonźalez, a Black student at the Catholic University of America, wanted to study at the university’s law library. Gonźalez had been correctly informed as a Master of Library and Information Sciences student, he had access to the law library. He had studied in the facility on numerous occasions and had no trouble in the past. Although he was supposed to swipe his student identification card to gain entry the ID never worked at the building. “I had just been ringing the buzzer, waiting for them to buzz me in and then showing them my ID to prove I was a library information science student. I was able to get in without any issues.” But on this day, Gonźalez noticed the door was propped open when he arrived. Per his usual routine, Gonzalez showed his ID and announced to McNurlin he would be studying in the law library. “She was pretty rude. She said: ‘The law library is for law library students.’ So I told her I realized that, but that we’d been given permission to use the library. I tried to explain to her that, because we have a law librarian program, we had access to the facility. Because the entire transaction was so negative, I went back and said, ‘Can I have your supervisor’s information?’ I didn’t say anything else, to which she refused. When she informed Gonźalez she was alerting the authorities, he asked her: “On what basis? Because you don’t like the questions I’m asking?” From there, Gonźalez began recording the incident. McNurlin does not appear to be in any imminent danger and Gonźalez does not raise his voice above a calm half-whisper. When the clip begins, McNurlin is on the phone telling the Catholic University Department of Public Safety about “an argumentative student,” When Gonźalez specifically asked McNurlin why their back-and-forth warranted a police call, she replied: “I’ve answered your questions. You didn’t appreciate my answers …” She admits she has done this at least one other time in a situation “very similar to this.” Summoning all of the aggrieved-white victimization her voice could muster, McNurlin calmly explained, with a straight face, that she called the police because Gonzalez questioned her, made statements about the color of his skin, was “becoming argumentative,” and she “did not appreciate it.” That was her entire explanation of why she called police. At least seven officers arrived before he was forced to leave. He explained he filed a complaint against Mcnurlin, which the school said only warranted “additional training.”
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SUSAN J. WESTWOOD aka PARKING LOT PATTY Charlotte, North Carolina October 19, 2018 Video uploaded by Leisa Meria Garris and her sister Mary Michelle Garris to social media Westwood demanding to know where the two Black women lived and how much they pay in rent as they waited for AAA in the parking lot of the Camden Fairview Apartments in South Park. “I wanna make sure there’s nothing going on,” Westwood says. “Whats going on here, babe? What’s going on in this parking lot that you feel you need to congregate?” Westwood gets in the women’s faces and shoves her phone in the camera, adding, “Is your boyfriend here? Is your baby daddy here? Nobody cares, I’m white and I’m hot … You’re hanging around in a place you don’t belong.” One of the women being accosted, is heard asking Westwood to leave them alone and go home, but Westwood refuses and continues to rant “I’m white … and I make $125,000 a year, and I want to make sure that you’re all up in here.” That’s when one of the sisters dials 911 to report the harassment. “Do I need to bring out my concealed weapon, too?” Westwood shouts at the women. “This is North Carolina, by the way.” West would also called the police, telling the dispatcher ““It’s just really strange, if you want to know my personal opinion, there’s no car broken down. Nobody breaks their car down in the best part of society. … Nobody breaks their car down here unless they are looking for money.” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged Westwood with four criminal summonses, two counts of communicating threats and two counts of simple assault. Westwood has lost her job as a result of the incident. Spectrum Enterprises confirmed her termination. “The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter’s code of conduct and clearly disregards the company’s commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior. As such, Ms. Westwood’s employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately.” Also Camden Fairview evicted Westwood from her apartment.
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ESTEBAN SMITH FINISH LINE EMPLOYEE Pennsylvania May 2018 Finish Line mall employees called the police after a black man reportedly came into the store, asked to try on the LeBrons and then placed his shoes in the LeBron box. They accused Hip-hop legend Nathaniel Thomas Wilson aka Kool G Rap of grabbing a pair of $185 Nike LeBron 15s and walking out of the store. Wilson had been shopping at the mall that day and a Finish Line employee followed him out to the parking lot. He believed he saw the man, described as a black man in his 40s, and followed him to his car. Smith took down the car’s information and gave it to police, who linked it to Wilson and scribbled down the registration number Wilson’s car and then officers showed up on the scene. They charged Wilson with misdemeanor theft. However, the police acted too soon and failed to examine the shop’s security footage. It showed Wilson never went into the Finish Line. Mills and Edwards claim the officers were simply looking for a Black man who fit the worker’s description and G Rap fit the bill. The police finally discovered that the employee who followed him outside and got his vehicle information didn’t actually see him. As such, the case wound up being dismissed.
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WHITE NEIGHBOR Southeast Atlanta The commotion at her front door caused by a white neighbor confronting a black woman Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, Chief Operating Officer of Habitat for Humanity was considering hiring as the nanny candidate arrived early and waited in her car while the McKennas put their sons to bed. Why? Because the white neighbor noticed the nanny, who was with her 21-year-old son, sitting in their car for 30 minutes waiting for her appointment in the cul-de-sac of the mostly white neighborhood. The neighbor spied the nanny’s car, charged it and demanded to know who she was. She then banged on McKenna’s door where she confronted McKenna’s husband, ‘loud and obnoxious.’ “The nanny finally asked, ‘is this because we are black?”
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WHITE WOMAN Atlanta Georgia called cops called on Black woman sitting in her car waiting on an appointment. She was told she didn’t belong in the neighborhood.
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STAPLES STORE MANAGER Pineville North Carolina August, 14, 2018. Sherell Bates, 34 weeks pregnant with twins took her two older children to Staples to buy school supplies. was forced to lift up her shirt and confirm that she is indeed pregnant after a Staples manager accused her of stealing school items. a police officer walked up to Bates and asked her if she had plans to pay for the items she had hidden under her shirt. Sherell, who has a good sense of humor, assumed that the cop was joking with her. Bates told the officer she was carrying “twins,” but the answer did not amuse him. Bates decided to solve the matter once and for all by showing her bare bump. “At which point, to avoid him asking me again, I lifted my shirt just a little bit, just to expose my belly, so he could see that I’m just a regular pregnant person buying school supplies.” Bates confronted the manager who claimed she was shoplifting and she insisted she saw another woman hiding items under her shirt and assumed she was doing the same. Bates “You pretty much jumped the gun without any evidence, except my stomach is enormous. That’s not fair. No mom should have to go through that.” The manager involved fired thanks to media push
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PARKING PATROL PAULA aka REPO RACHEL Milwaukee Oct. 16, 2018 Corvontae Davis, a corrections officer in the state of Wisconsin had gone to his car to re-up his parking meter payment when he suddenly ended up being accused of a crime. A White woman with long blonde hair and wearing a floral dress called the police on him to report he was breaking into a car as he tried to get change from his own vehicle. “I was getting ready to put money in a meter or whatever, and she has nothing else better to do and asked me if I was breaking into my car. I hit unlock, but it wouldn’t open, so I went around to the other side and opened the door after hitting unlock. And by that time, I hear this lady shouting, screaming, ‘Dude, why are you breaking into that car? Whose car is that? Does it belong to you?’” Davis said the woman then called the police to report he was breaking into the car, and he ended up waiting for police to arrive because he figured it might have looked suspicious if he left.
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Matthew Potthasand and Kayla Lammers aka WHITE LIARS Oct. 14, 2018 Florissant, Missouri Kayla and her boyfriend Matthew claimed they were confronted during a road rage dispute in leading to her boyfriend being viciously attacked by two men, one Black Mark Harris and the other Latino. She shared photos from the alleged assault, showing her boyfriend’s bloodied face, along with pictures of the suspects. Surveillance video from the incident, proved the alleged victims were actually the aggressors in the situation. The woman’s claimed the “suspects” approached them after her boyfriend honked at them after they cut them off in traffic. The men threatened to “stab and kill them” the Black man “steadily punched by boyfriend” at least 20 times in the face as they tried to flee. “We think he had brass knuckles or he had a knife,” However, the man and woman are seen sparking the altercation by approaching the two men, who were driving a maroon-colored car. Authorities said the woman, who’s white, verbally threatened the men, after which her boyfriend assaulted the Latino man in the lot of a BP station. At one point, the woman’s boyfriend brandished a knife and charged at the men, according to video surveillance. The Black man refused to back down. “The Black male then approached the white male who was armed with a knife. The white male then retreated back to his vehicle as the female subject continued arguing with the two subjects while recording them with her cell phone.” The men continued exchanging words as the white man got back into his car with his girlfriend. That’s when the Black man approached and assaulted the man through the driver’s side window as they zoomed out of the gas station. The driver pulled into a Goodwill lot next to the BP gas station and called police to say he had been assaulted.
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DAVID ORTIZ Manhattan New York August 2018 Lyft driver Shawn Pepas Letterman picked up passenger Rober Ortiz and 2 of his friends from a gay club in Manhattan. At some point during the drive, the three men asked Lettman to play music. Lettman declined and an argument followed, which resulted in Lettman stopping the car (assuming asking the 3 gentlemen to exit his vehicle). At this point, Ortiz picked up his phone and called the police and Lyft while Lettman started recording the men as they became more belligerent. Ortiz “I bet if I was Black, and like Black Lives Matter, he would change the radio,” he says in the filmed tirade. “Your driver, I guess assumed because of the color of my complexion was not Black, that I asked for music and it was a problem!” Lettman was extremely calm sitting through the whole ordeal and only at on points interject and lets Ortiz know that there is a sticker on his vehicle that makes passengers aware that they can be recorded. Ortiz continues to hurl obscenities and threats at Lettman and even calls him the N-Word. Ultimately Ortiz lost his medical job
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TODD SINCOCK and his BROTHER Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 20, 2018 Uber Driver Darnell Smith said he’d just dropped off his last Uber passengers around 2 a.m. in when all of sudden he was confronted by a man and his brother wanting to know what he was doing. I have no obligation to tell you s**t. Nothing. You didn’t even tell me who you were when you pulled up. For all I know, you were trying to rob me,” Smith responded on the video. “We don’t want the drug activity. We don’t want it on our block.” Sincock said it was his brother, a concealed carry permit holder, who had the gun and was concerned about the declining neighborhood. Both Smith and Sincock called Milwaukee Police. However, the officers let Sincock and his brother off the hook and arrested neither of them. Smith said the incident definitely stemmed from racial profiling, but he also blamed it on Wisconsin’s concealed carry law. “Just because you have a conceal and carry license doesn’t mean pull your gun out if you think something is happening,”
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THREE WHITE WOMEN aka DEBRA NASH and 2 UN-NAMED Detroit MI 2017-2018 “Gardening While Black.” Three women harassed Marc Peeples for over a year because they didn’t like his community garden project. Peeples said the women did and said anything they could just to remove him from their neighborhood. “It was blatant racism. They didn’t like the fact that a black man was in so-called ‘their’ neighborhood”. The police were called dozens of times by these three residents, claiming he was a pedophile, he threatened to shoot them, vandalized neighborhood homes and he was a part of a drive-by shooting. The three women also accused Peeples of vandalizing vacant neighborhood homes and trees with “gang” colors: red, black, and green. Peeples’ attorneys clarified the colors were pan-African colors and the avid gardener boarded up the vacant houses to keep drug addicts out. Deborah Nash, who lives across the street from the neighborhood park Peeples worked in, called police claiming Peeples was threatening her with a firearm. DPD sent out three patrol cars and six officers only to find the victim raking leaves in a vacant lot. The Officer responding to the scene found Peeples raking leaves. In body camera footage provided, an officer is heard labeling the call “B.S.” “Ain’t no law against raking leaves,” the officer is heard stating on body camera footage taken after officers are done investigating the incident. A few minutes later, an officer directed his partner to let DPD superiors know the women told police Peeples had a gun, when he only had a rake. When the false claim Peeples had a gun didn’t get him removed from the neighborhood, the women ramped up their charges, waiting until Peebles had a group of children working in his community garden before calling the police and claiming he was a pedophile. Peeples has lost contracts, lost money to hire attorneys and had his name dragged through the mud. He even had to pay $3,500 to get out on bond after officers arrested him on stalking charges against him for no reason. District Court Judge E. Lynise Bryant threw the case out, calling the debacle “disgusting” and “a waste of the court’s time and resources.”
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GOLFCART GAIL Ponte Vedra Florida Oct. 14, 2018 Gerald Jones , black soccer dad who says sheriff’s deputies were called on him for yelling instructions at his 13-year-old son during a Florida youth game broke down in tears as he spoke out about his encounter with a golf cart-riding white soccer official. a father was trying to watch his son’s soccer game, cheering for him from the sides. He yelled “The ref is right!” when he saw his kid out there getting frustrated after a call, however Golfcart Gail, decided to spring into action and rapidly approach this parent to remind him harassment would not be tolerated. He informed her he was only speaking to his son, but she Golfcart Gail just would not let this go. Peacefully leaving his own son’s soccer game to avoid exactly this situation Golfcart Gail continued to harass and beleaguer this father. The gentleman offered to leave in order to avoid a situation. As he began to pack up his things Golfcart Gail informed him she was calling the police because she no longer felt safe with his threatening behavior. Another spectator filming the encounter said “when the police arrived the woman said the father was being aggressive and ‘coming at her. I started filming because she would not leave the father alone. There was no reason for her to call the cops.” In the video, field marshal Golfcart Gail is heard telling a deputy, “He just got nasty with me.” No arrest was made and it’s still unclear what Golfcart Gail’s real name is. SOCCER WHILE BLACK
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BRENDA METZ aka GAS STATION GAIL October 17, 2018 8599 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406 Brenda Metz Manager at Murphy’s Gas Station called 911 on children at the Youth Stop the Violence Walk to get the children some drinks after they walked a mile during their rally. Video prove they were NOT causing a disturbance and just entering the store to purchase drinks. Brenda says she doesn’t care about the money, just leave the store. Male narrator “I thought 911 was for emergencies???? This calling 911 on Black people for no reason must end. We are asking EVERYONE to contact her employer “Murphy USA” and let them know her actions are inexcusable and WILL NOT be tolerated. Their customer service number is 1-800-843-4298.” (Facebook took the video down)
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PARKING WHILE BLACK San Diego, CA at Grossmont Centre strip mall. In the video, an agitated looking white woman can be seen standing next to her car blocking not only the Black woman’s vehicle, but also blocking the entrance/exit for the whole lot. She claimed she was upset because she had allegedly been waiting on a parking space and the Black woman “took it.” The Black woman works at the strip mall and was pulling up to her job at the moment of the incident. “Once I’m parked I have a lady parked directly behind my car blocking me in. She gets out and taps on my back door of my vehicle and began to tell me that it was her parking space and that she was waiting on it. She then sees where I work and threatens to send an email to my corporate office, which she did”. “She told me she had been waiting on the spot because her mother was handicapped and she needed a handicap parking spot, which it was not, there were handicap spots available”. “I decided to walk back and speak to one of the officers. He asked me what happened and I proceeded to let him know that I pulled into a parking spot and if I could go to work. The motorcycle cop spoke with the lady and asked her to leave and the other cop said I could go”
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TAG CHECKING TAMMY In another instance of parking while black a White woman pulls up, called police and blocks a Black family’s parking spot because their tags are expired.
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H&M LOSS PREVENTION Sept. 25, 2018 Pembroke Lakes Mall South FL Daniela Taylor was returning some earrings Sept. 25 and purchasing new ones when store security accused her of shoplifting. “The officers ripped her bag out of her hand, ripped her cell phone out of her hand (and) accused her of staling,” even after loss prevention officers reviewed security camera footage and realized she didn’t steal anything, she said they didn’t offer an apology. H&M released the following statement: “We are aware of the incident that took place in our Pembroke Lakes Mall location. Unfortunately this was a misunderstanding and we are sorry. We have since let go of the third party security company that was involved and we are reviewing our internal procedures to make sure this type of incident does not happen again and that our routines are properly followed. We will be getting in touch with the customer to follow up on the steps we have taken.”
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Hilary Thornton aka LOFTY LUCY August 2018 St. Louis, White woman tries to stop D’Arreion Nuriyah Toles from coming into his building because she felt insecure at the Downtown St. Louis luxury loft, didn’t feel he belonged. She demanded he give his unit number but when asked she did give him hers, #307. He told his in was on the 4th floor. She still refused to move out of the doorway, after politely moving past her, she claimed he shoved her so she followed him into the elevator then down the hall to his own unit claiming she just wanted to introduce herself as a neighbor. He threatened to call the police if she didn’t stop harassing him. She however called the police telling them D’Arreion choked her, 30 minutes later police knocked on his door, luckily he had video of the entire incident.
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FOLLOW-UP VIDEO
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WOMAN FIRED AFTER VIDEO OF HER BLOCKING MAN FROM ENTERING HIS DOWNTOWN LOFT
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CORNERSTORE CAROLINE Oct. 10, 2010 New York City, called the police on a 9 year old Black boy for bumping into her allegedly grabbing her backside. While on the phone she told dispatch he “grabbed my ass”. The boy became visibly upset and begins to cry. Even at the tender age of nine, he is well aware of the ramifications of a White woman calling the police on him. The woman claimed to be a police officer (impersonating a police officer is a crime). In the video citizens called her out so she sarcastically mocks the person filming by exclaiming: “World Star!” It’s unknown if the police actually showed up, but she listed her full address and phone number in the video. Allegedly this woman’s name is Teresa Sue Klein and she’s 53 years old.
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FOLLOWUP
“Video completely vindicates the child. Deli owner told me the woman has a history of being ‘unwell” she actually did call 911” and that police responded 17 minutes later. The police arrived following the woman’s call. She reportedly claimed the journalists “were harassing her and threatening her with violence. A report “was never filed.”
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PETSMART PEGGY Riverside County, California September 26, 2018 Jeny, a 32-year-old who didn’t want to make her full name public “we stop at PetSmart and I stay in the car with Elsie while she’s sleeping in her car seat. A/C is blasting and she taps on the window to get me to roll it down. I try to ignore her but she wouldn’t leave me alone. I roll down the window and she says the baby is in the sun. She threatens to call the cops if I don’t move my car. I know my husband will be out any minute since we’re only there for a few minutes. I then told her to mind her own business and that’s when I started recording.” The video begins showing the woman pressing a button on a flip phone and telling someone on the phone that there’s a baby locked in the car with the sun beating down on the baby and no mother inside. Petsmart Peggy then
claimed “she’s threatening to beat the shit out of me”. As Jeny’s six-year-old witnesses the scene, shortly before the video ends the woman can be seen in the video wishing harm on Jeny’s two-year-old, saying she “deserves for her child to be injured”.
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WHITE MALE Madison Wisconsin Aug. 7, 2018 Black candidate Sheila Stubbs was stopped by police while campaigning. Sheila’s 71 year old mother was following behind in their car, along with Stubbs’ 8-year-old daughter. Shelia says she’s knocked on thousands of doors in Madison, Wisconsin, in her 12 years as a county supervisor and has never had a problem in the community, however a man called the police while she was campaigning for a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly because he alleged she was a drug dealer. Recorded by Dispatch : “FULLY OCCUPIED SILVER 4 DR SEDAN NEWER MODEL – THINKS THEY ARE WAITING FOR DRUGS AT THE LOCAL DRUG HOUSE – WOULD LIKE THEM MOVED ALONG.” The officer asked her to produce verification. Stubbs says she showed the officer her name tag and campaign fliers, but she didn’t seem satisfied until Stubbs showed her the walk list with the names and addresses of potential supporters
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OFFICER SHERRY HALL, Jackson Georgia Sept. 13, 2016 Officer Sherry Hall’s call over the police radio she’d been shot had fellow cops swarming a dark, wooded cul-de-sac in Jackson. Then they fanned out across Butts County in search of a suspect. Hall described her assailant as a 6-foot, 230-pound African-American man wearing a green shirt and black jogging pants. Unprovoked, the man pulled out a gun and opened fire. Hall’s claim turned out to be a complete fabrication. After hearing evidence, including Hall’s own testimony, a jury recently convicted the former cop of 11 criminal charges, including making false statements, violating her oath and tampering with evidence. Sherry Hall was sentenced to 15 years in prison after falsely claiming she had been shot by a black man.
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BABYSITTING WHILE BLACK Marietta, Georgia Oct. 7, 2018 Corey Lewis, a black man, was leaving a Subway in Marietta, Georgia, with the two white kids he was babysitting when a white woman approached him. She asked if the kids were okay. “Why wouldn’t they be okay. The woman didn’t relent, she followed him to his home then called the police on him. There was simply no reason the woman called the police on him besides his race, because the kids were totally fine. The children’s mother, Dana Mango, defended Lewis to the police asking the officer, “Are you telling me because a woman saw a young African-American male with two white kids they were pulled over by the police?” The cop reportedly responded, “Yes, ma’am. I’m sorry, that appears to be what happened.” “It doesn’t make sense in light of what happened they weren’t crying. They weren’t distressed.” Lewis is a friend of the children’s parents and runs a youth mentoring group in Georgia.
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RHONDA MICHELLE POLON aka COFFEE CUP CONNIEAugust 4, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Rhonda Michelle Polon flew into a rage and hurled racist insults at two Latino construction workers before throwing a cup of hot coffee directly at one of their faces. Miguel Sanchez was the first to arrive at the site of job he had landed through a contractor at an upscale apartment complex in Century City and stepped outside to allow his co-worker Jesse access into the building. When the men were about to enter the complex’s garage, Rhonda Michelle Polon paused from walking her dogs and started arguing with both men, questioning their motives before attacking Sanchez with the hot drink and calling them wetbacks. Sanchez remained cool and recorded the video with his cell phone before Michelle completely went berserk. She took a couple of steps towards him and tossed a cup of coffee at the defenseless man’s face. Both men were trying to attempt to get to their vehicle, but Polon continued to verbally abuse Sanchez, whose face had turned red and whose t-shirt was completely drenched by the coffee. In the video the woman can be heard accusing them of being thieves. While Sanchez recorded additional footage of the shocking incident, another tenant appeared from behind the condo’s lobby entrance dressed in a bathrobe and walking barefooted. He accused them of previously having stolen his bicycle before going toe-to-toe with Jesse and hurling more racist epithets at the men. Sanchez declined to press charges on Palona although she was given a citation.
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WHITE WOMAN July 12, 2018 Long Beach CA Calls COPS On Black Man For Listening To YOGA CD In His Car Ezekiel Phillips had just dropped someone off in Long Beach and decided to take a 30-minute break before going to his yoga class, which was around the corner. He was listening to his bikram yoga CD in his car when a woman walked up to his car. “You’re not supposed to be here. This is a good neighborhood.” Phillips ‘wait hold up’. Have a good day ma’am. Namaste. And I rolled my window up”. “She took her phone out; started taking pictures, filming doing whatever she was doing. Hey I went to film school. I can take film as well. So I got out the car, I started filming her as soon as I start filming her, ‘what are you doing?’ Leave me alone! I’m feeling threatened. Help! Help!’ It was one of those.” The woman called for Long Beach police to come to her street. In the 911 audio the woman is heard addressing the operator. “I noticed him two houses up from my parents’ house and I’m like, you know and he’s waving to me. I don’t know who he is.” “I can’t get away from him! Get away from me!” She yelled over the call. There was no answer from her as to why she felt threatened or why she stated Phillips attacked someone, which according to the 91 audio call, was not true. “Ma’am. When you say he attacked other persons, what did he do to them?” the operator is overheard. The woman responded saying “He’s trying to give his business card to this other guy that I’m proof that he didn’t do anything to me.” Phillips said he was going to leave, but decided to stay. “I thought about it. ‘If I leave, it’s looking like I’m guilty of whatever she’s talking about.” The woman went to a neighbor’s house the woman said he only called 911 because the woman asked and was screaming for help. Other neighbors, including Kelly Odom, agreed with Phillips that the woman’s actions were racist.
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SAFEWAY EMPLOYEES Mountain View California July 8, 2018 Employees reported a possible theft involving Erika Martin, who said she went to the store with her son, two sisters, three nieces, and nephew after attending service at Christ Temple Community Church in Palo Alto. Martin said she and her son arrived first and gave dog food to a homeless man who she usually sees outside the store with his dog. Ms. Martin NEVER even entered the store. A few minutes later, when she was getting ready to leave, a police car pulled up behind her car. Five Mountain View police officers responded to a call by Safeway identifying a male, female, and some children possibly being connected in a theft, according to public information officer Katie Nelson. Employees also identified Martin’s parked car as being involved in the shoplifting. The questioning went on for 30 minutes.
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SMITH COLLEGE EMPLOYEE Northampton, Mass. Aug. 3, 2018 Black student who is also in summer program teaching chemistry to high schooler’s, Oumou Kanoute was reading and eating her lunch in the dining hall common room at Tyler House dorm at Smith College sees cop walk in with a Smith employee whom she’d never seen before and the man said, ‘We were wondering why you’re here?”‘ They told her an employee had called about a suspicious black man. Ms. Kanoute Tweeted “I am blown away at the fact that i cannot even sit down and eat lunch peacefully. Today someone felt the need to call the police on me while I was sitting down reading, and eating in a common room at Smith College. This person didn’t try to bring their concerns forward to me,but instead decided to call the police. I did nothing wrong, I wasn’t making any noise or bothering anyone. All I did was be black. It’s outrageous that some people question my being at Smith College, and my existence overall as a women of color. I was very nervous, and had a complete metldown after this incident. It’s just wrong and uncalled for. No students of color should have to explain why they belong at prestigious white institutions. I worked my hardest to get into Smith, and I deserve to feel safe on my campus.” “I want the identity of the caller released,” she says. “I want a public apology from that caller and I want them fired from the school.” Smith’s administration says privacy laws prevent them from releasing the name,
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WHITE MAN Atlanta GA June 18, 2018 Dr. Nnenna Agoucha a Black doctor was blocked from her entrance to the gated community in which she has lived for eight years because he felt she “didn’t belong there. A nearly 30-minute exchange was captured on camera. He got out of the car and threatened to call the police because I was ‘trespassing.’ According to the police report, Aguocha stated she was attempting to enter the Buckhead Townhome community after just coming off an overnight shift when another property owner stopped her at the gate entrance. The video shows that he parked his car under the gate arm and refused to move forward to let her in, despite her repeated requests. “He called the police, so I called the police as well,” she said. Aguocha told police he would not let her in due to the fact he didn’t believe that she lived there. He accused her of tailgating his car to try to get in. After police arrived on the scene, the man eventually moved his vehicle. The man, who it turns out did not actually live in the gated community himself, claimed there had been robberies in the area and people had been allegedly stealing A/C units.
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CAT CALLER WHITE NEIGHBOR July 26, 2018 Baltimore Maryland 13 year-old mentally disabled Deontay Townes and his 11-year-old sister were in a neighbor’s yard looking for his cat when the neighbor called police reporting they believed the boy was trying to break into their house. The police arrived and the officer told the children “get on the ground”. Deontay’s mother, Kimberly Townes said, ‘No, they ain’t getting on no ground. She 11 and he’s 13. They not getting on the ground. So I told the kids, ‘come on.’ When I said that, he grabbed my son, like close armed him, hit him down, tried to get the handcuffs on him, then he started closed fisting my son. Don’t touch my kid, don’t touch my kid! Get the fuck [inaudible]. The person recording asks. “Why did you just punch him?” The officer replies “Because he just tried squeezing my testicles”. After being cuffed the officer walks Deontay to the officer’s car. The officer fails to open up the door and yells to the other officer for assistance opening the door. “He hit me in the head” Deontay repetitively says as he is being put in the back seat. The cop yells as he slams the car door “I’m about to send this kid to the f**king hospital”. Another officer asks the officer if he is okay. “If I see him again, I’m going to beat the s**t out of him!” The video ends with the person recording arguing with the 911 caller. The arresting officer was caught by another person recording from a different angle responding to the officer asking if he was okay. Deontay has a mental disability and after the video ends when officer calls for an ambulance.
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WHITE FEMALE NEIGHBOR 2018 2:15 p.m. Santa Monica police responding to an alleged burglary held actor Ving Rhames at gunpoint in his Santa Monica home. “This happened this year. I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm, and they say, ‘Put up your hands.” After he was taken outside, the situation was only defused after one of the responding officers recognized Rhames. Not from his work in movies like Pulp Fiction, but as a parent whose son also played basketball. Their son’s respective high schools had previously squared off in a game. A White a neighbor had called 911 to report a “large black man” breaking into the actor’s home. When police escorted Rhames to the neighbor’s house to clear things up, she denied placing the call. The 59-year-old actor believes the incident was the result of racial profiling.
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WHITE WOMAN 2018 Wisconsin Michelle Landry, a political campaigner was registering voters was in rural Wisconsin when a White woman became incensed that Landry was canvassing inside her apartment complex. The woman called the police and braced herself against the door to the building so Landry couldn’t leave. Landry, who is half Vietnamese and half white, doesn’t know if her race played a role. But for her, there was no question that the White woman’s did. “There is definitely this assumption, if you are a White person and you are uncomfortable, that the police will take care of any discomfort you’re having,” Landry said. On this day, that backfired. Police told Landry, who was in tears, that she had a right to be in the building and chewed the woman out for blocking the door.
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LUCIA WHALEN July 16, 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his , home by local police officer Sgt. James Crowley, who was responding to a 9-1-1 caller’s report of men breaking and entering the residence. Just after Gates returned home to after a trip to China. Gates found the front door to his home jammed shut and, with the help of his driver, tried to force it open. A local witness Lucia Whalen reported their activity to the police as a potential burglary in progress. Lucia Whalen was the witness and original 9-1-1 caller reporting the incident. Sgt. Crowley stated in his official police report that when he arrived at the scene, he spoke to Whalen, who told him she had “observed what appeared to be two black males with backpacks” trying to force entry. Whalen subsequently denied making any such comment to Crowley. Whalen was hurt by widespread comments labeling her a racist, based on the “two black males with backpacks” quote in the police report. A recording of her 9-1-1 call was released on July 27; in it, Whalen could be heard saying, “I don’t know if they live there and they just had a hard time with their key.” When asked for a more detailed description by the dispatcher, her reply on the tape was, “One looked kind of Hispanic, but I’m not really sure. And the other one entered and I didn’t see what he looked like at all.” On July 28, it was revealed in the media that Justin Barrett, a 36-year-old Boston Police Department officer who has been on the job for two years, and is also a member of the Massachusetts National Guard, sent a mass e-mail to fellow National Guardsmen and to The Boston Globe in which he referred to Gates as a “jungle monkey”.
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WHITE WOMAN Portland Oregon Rep. Janelle Bynum Black state lawmaker up for re-election was knocking on doors in her Portland-area district this week when someone called 911 on her.
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CHILI’S EMPLOYEE June 23, 2018 Abbeville, Louisiana Police found themselves in a delicate position when they were called to remove a group of Black patrons from the parking lot of a Chili’s restaurant. The customers tried to explain how they were simply talking outside during closing time but that one of the employees thought they were trying to intimidate the staff. “They called me here to prevent an altercation with you guys,” an officer told the group in the video. “Why? Why?” one of the men asked. “Because we’re black people in Abbeville it’s an altercation.” “What did we do? All we did was pay and leave”. Chili’s later put out a statement saying it regretted what occurred.
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LINDA KRAKORA July 4, 2018 Reggie Fields, a 12-year-old Ohioan who proudly operates Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service, made national headlines after a white woman called the police on him. She had complained that the child, who was cutting her neighbor’s lawn, cut part of the wrong lawn. Nearly two weeks later, the same family called the police on the boy again, this time complaining about Fields and other children playing on a Slip N’ Slide in a neighboring yard. For over 18 years, Krakora’s family has made some 60 calls to police.
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CATHOLIC PRIEST MICHAEL BRIESE July 2, 2018 Charlotte Hall, Md Catholic Priest halted a homegoing service in Maryland to have a black family removed from the church. The servant of God even kicked the dead body out of the funeral, proving once again, there is no sanctuary when it comes to racism. Aside from the fact that she was no longer alive, Agnes Hicks’ Charlotte Hall, Md., mass was going along perfectly fine on Tuesday until an attendee of the funeral went in for a hug and accidentally knocked over a chalice at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, angering pastor Michael Briese. “There will be no funeral, no repast, everyone get the hell out of my church,” Briese reportedly told the family. Briese then kicked the family out of the place of worship, telling them to remove the body of the woman who wished to be laid to rest in the church where she was baptized. After the police responded to the call, the officers determined that the family had done nothing wrong and escorted the family to another church in a nearby county where they finished the service.
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DEPRESSED DEBRA June 6, 2018 Oklahoma City OK When the first video posted to Facebook begins, the woman is already on the phone with the authorities. When Poolside Patty hangs up, a woman identified as Ja’Maya Burleson asks the woman why she called the police. “I nicely asked you if you would talk to me because I’m depressed.” “I’m not a counselor. I’m not certified, baby,” the videographer responds, leaving Depressed Debra agape in horror, apparently unfamiliar with the word “No.” The bummed-out Depressed Debra initially denies having called the police, then insists the 911 operator called her because … of course they did. Soon the police arrive, and Depressed Debra goes to explain herself to the law enforcement officer. “Yesterday was my birthday; I was very depressed. I went over and I asked the other girl if I could talk to her, and she said, ‘No.’ What do you want to talk about?’ and I said, ‘I’m depressed.’” The officer interrupts the White woman and informs her he has patrolled the apartment complex for three years and didn’t even know the pool existed until another man flagged him down and told him “a short little blond lady” was at the pool causing a scene because she was “drunk or on something.” Policeman asks the lone white woman why everyone else would gang up on her. Depressed Debra admits she approached three different guys and asked them to talk before asking a “beautiful African-American woman with blond locs” to engage in a depression-fighting conversation. When it’s her turn, the Black woman tries to calmly explain the situation, but Depressed Debra interrupts with sobs, explaining how scared she was of the people who, she admits, did absolutely nothing to harm her (unless you count her frail, alabaster sense of entitlement). Finally, the cop realizes Depressed Debra is actually “on something” and decides to leave.
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DOLLAR STORE EMPLOYEE July 2018 Ohio Employee calls cops on Black man because he didn’t leave his bag at the front of the store. Customer was not told to leave his bag at the front and he was already at the cash register attempting to pay for a single item juice. Employee threatens to mace customer for recording him. Customer chooses to wait for police, employee continues to threaten customer. Officers were jerks, trying to say Black man was throwing a gang sign when they took his photo for the gang task force. No crime had been committed.
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KEN DUDEK July 18, 2018 Buffalo, NY Dollar General Store Manager Ken Dudek called the police on Madonna Wilburn a black customer using store coupons, accusing her of “trying to take advantage of the system.” Wilburn was trying to purchase $30 worth of groceries with digital coupons when Dudek got frustrated. Wilburn captured the tense exchange in a Facebook video. “I had no coupons in my hand and they are all digital coupons on their app. Spend $30 on gain scents and receive $5 off then other digital coupons ranging from .50 to $2 off of each of these items all on their app. He could not figure it out. Told me he hate people like me, told me to shut up, and more. I eventually pulled out my phone….and started recording to protect myself against his nasty attitude in case anything happened.. now him and his wife inboxing me.” Facebook screenshots show a user named Josiah Dudek who wrote, “We don’t dislike any race. Everyone’s equal. You’re all just mad she couldn’t use her precious coupons.” He also called Wilburn a “b****” and used the hashtag #Trump2020.” “What the video didn’t capture was this man telling me to ‘shut up,’ and ‘I hate people like you.’ Did he mean women? Black women? People who coupon?’” Wilburn waited outside for a police officer, who suggested she call the company’s corporate offices. He also gave her permission to leave, declaring the incident a non-issue.
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WHITE NEIGHBOR July 17, 2018 San Francisco, CA Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Valencia Street on a call of a possible burglary in progress at a business,” according to the statement. “The caller stated that the person was removing items from a small, open door. Four officers responded to the scene and spoke to the person and determined he was the owner of the business. Viktor Stevenson had been testing out his security system Thursday at Gourmonade, which he had opened five days earlier, when four police officers approached him. “I say, ‘Oh, did the security system go off? If it did, my apologies. I am on the phone with the company now,’” Stevenson told the news outlet. That’s when the police told him a neighbor had reported him for “breaking into” the store. The cops asked to see his hands, which were in his pockets, and told him to prove it was his store. When he showed them his store key, they asked to see his ID as well.
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WHITE NEIGHBOR aka TATTLETALE TINA” July 15, 2017 Key West, FL “Tattle-tale Tina” called the police instead of alerting her neighbor, Diana Candelario Fiscal-Gonzalez that collecting the protected Queen Conch shells was illegal. Officer John Martino, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, arrested Fiscal-Gonzalez on 40 counts of possession. Thethe judge sentenced her to 15 days in jail, six months’ probation, a $500 fine as well as $268 for court costs. With a name like “Gonzalez” I can imagine why the police were called and Diana Candelario Fiscal-Gonzalez was subsequently arrested rather than given a warning, and/or a fine.
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TARGET EMPLOYEE Algonquin, Ill. Dec. 2017 12-year-old Olivia Mochan’s mom Lindsay Mochan dropped her daughter and her 13-year-old friend off at Target so the two girls could go Christmas shopping. Olivia said they were there about 90 minutes browsing the aisles before she bought some cake mix and lemon juice. Her friend also bought a few items. Shortly after that, Target employees started following them, Olivia said. One even accused them of shoplifting, telling them to put back what was in their bags. “She goes, ‘We have you on camera stealing.’ I go, ‘Really, you don’t, because I didn’t steal anything,’ The girls kept receipts of their purchases and don’t understand why they were singled out.
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APPLEBEES WHITE MANAGER and 3 EMPLOYEESFeb. 18, 2018 Independence, MO. Black women, Alexis Brison and Asia Hardy had the police called on them and accused of having done a “dine and dash” in their restaurant the night before. About an hour into their dinner they were approached by an Independence police officer, a mall cop, and the restaurant manager. They were told that we were accused of eating and not paying for CHICKEN the day before (dining and dashing). “After being mocked, humiliated, and embarrassed we were asked to pay for our food, leave, and not come back. After leaving, calls were made to the restaurant and the manager stated that our accuser remembered that there was a SKINNY girl and a girl who wore MAKEUP. In 2018 is this really what we’re debased to? Our weight and whether or not we wore makeup. She could not recognize any facial features or any defining characteristics. This is a clear example of RACIAL PROFILING that should not be stood for. Just because we are black does not mean we are all criminals and I will not be treated as such.”
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WHITE HOMEOWNER May 16, 2018 Oakland CA Black firefighter Kevin Moore, while wearing a full uniform, with a radio and clipboard was reported to police for doing a standard inspection. Moore said he did his usual routine: knocked on the door, waited about a minute and yelled “Oakland Fire!” Then he stepped into the yard, which had no gate, and started noting the many vegetation hazards in his paperwork. As Moore was finishing up, he turned around to find the resident outside near the front steps of the house, video-recording him on a cell phone. “He kind of startled me,” Moore said. “He says, ‘Well, what are you doing here?’ I say, ‘We’re here doing our annual vegetation inspection.’ Then he asks for ID. I say no problem. He takes a picture of my ID and says I need to get a different one. I’ve had that ID for years. Moore said he suggested if the resident were still concerned, he could simply look out onto the street where “a big red fire engine is right there.” The resident called the police on Moore.
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NEIGHBOR July 18, 2018 The Minnesota Department of Health was called and reported 13-year-old entrepreneur, Jaequan Faulkner for selling hot dogs outside of his home in order to raise money to buy new clothes for the next school year.
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ALISON ETTEL aka “PERMIT PATTY” June 26, 2018 Alison Ettel “Permit Patty” was caught on camera calling 911 and confronting 8-year-old girl Jordan Rodgers selling $2 water bottles outside her window to passersby.
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JENNIFER SCHULTE aka u>”BBQ BECKY” ~ BLACK BBQ’ing IN PARK April 29, 2018 Oakland CA “BBQ Becky” a white woman called police on a few Black people who, she said, were using a charcoal grill in an area where it was banned.
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HOLLY HYLTON STARBUCKS MANAGER April 12, 2018 Philadelphia PA. Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson had initially asked to use the bathroom at the Philadelphia Starbucks as they waited for a business meeting but were told it was for paying customers only. They occupied a table without making a purchase, which many observers have noted is a common occurrence at the franchise’s locations. Within minutes of them arriving, a manager called police after the men declined to leave the premises because, they said, they were waiting for their acquaintance.
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WHITE LADY ON BIKE May 10, 2018 Washington, D.C Donald Sherman, a Black lawyer and a father. Sherman’s son was not feeling well, so he stayed home from work and was pushing his son in a park when a White woman saw fit to notify park security about “a suspicious man walking the bike path with a baby.” 30 minutes into our stroll Sherman got flagged by a security officer in one of those cars marked ‘Special Police’. “I was a bit confused as to whether she was looking for me to stop but she honked twice and pulled over so I got the picture. She told me that she received a complaint from someone who said there was a “suspicious man” walking on the bike path with a baby. When the complainant was asked to describe my race, she declined.” Sherman is dark-skinned while his son is not, prompting the woman to think a Black man somehow stole a White baby. The only person he saw on their walk was “a White lady on a bike who veered off as Caleb and I were walking in her direction” and she was the one who “saw fit to report me to security.”
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HOBBY LOBBY LAURA May 16, 2018 Trussville Alabama Employee Laura called police to report that a black man, Brian Spurlock who was in the store committing the crime of … well … no one seems to know. The police said the man was trespassing; the store manager first said that he “resembled” a thief. Then Laura said he was talking too loudly while he was outside the store. Spurlock went to the craft superstore to return a Cricut cutting machine for his girlfriend. He had the receipt, the original packaging and everything that came with the item when he arrived. “When I gave her [the cashier] the machine, she told me that she needed to check with the manager to see if the item was returnable. The manager said she would have to check with corporate.” Hobby Lobby Laura was not calling “corporate she was calling the police. Spurlock says he still didn’t think anything was wrong, even when an officer entered the store, walked up to him and asked for his identification. As customers looked on, Spurlock handed over his ID to the cop and asked what was the reason for this embarrassment. “He said: ‘You’re about to be trespassing. I still didn’t know what was going on. I figured, ‘OK, some stores do ask for ID when you return things”. But instead of taking Spurlock’s ID to the manager, the cop exited the store with the ID and went to his car. “I still had no idea what they were doing. But now I realize he was running my name to check for warrants. I still wasn’t worried because I don’t have any,”. Apparently finding no blemishes on Spurlock’s record, the cop returned and informed Spurlock that he should get his refund and leave the store before he was arrested for trespassing.
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LINDA SHAD aka LICENSE PLATE LINDA July 8, 2018 Colerain Township, Ohio Domonique Duskin said Linda Shad tried to “get all of our cars towed because we were blocking my cousin Marvin Shelton’s driveway. The cars didn’t block Shad’s driveway or anyone else’s property except [for] my cousin’s.” Shad called the police, but “the police came and did nothing they just pretty much told Linda to go in her house and mind her business.” The Black family went back to the party, but as people were preparing to leave, “Linda and her family had bent everybody’s license plates, key’d cars, and pretty much damage people’s property.” Police fingerprinted the tags and by the time they got to the fourth car Linda confessed. Shelton said Linda Shad has called authorities on him dozens of times in the 13 years he’s lived in his house.
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NEWPORT NANCY July 6, 2018 Wellington Manor GA Nancy felt the need to call police on Ms. Etheridge for smoking in a tenant parking structure. The unidentified White woman was recorded threatening to call the police on a Black person, this time after seeing Etheridge smoking in the shared parking garage of their apartment building. In addition to calling the police, “Nancy” threatened to call property management and said “they’ll have you evicted for smoking on the property.” Ms. Etheridge “Are you racist? Because I think you are. You just came out here harassing me for no reason”. The White woman then closed her car door and appeared to make a phone call. Police arrived soon after, concluding that there was no issue to be resolved.
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WHITE RESIDENT aka NEWSPAPER NO NO July 6, 2018 Upper Arlington, Ohio Mycah Sharp, 17, and Uriah Sharp, 11, obtained a summer job delivering newspaper ads to learn the value of hard work. However, they faced issues from White neighbors who viewed them as suspects. The caller told police, “It looked like at first they were delivering newspapers or something, but I noticed they were walking up to the houses with nothing in hand and one of them came back with something. I mean, I don’t want to say something was going on, but it just but it just seemed kind of suspicious. “The police approached the kids while they were delivering on their first day of work and asked the boys if they were intruding in the area. ‘What are you doing here…are you soliciting?’ I said, ‘no sir I’m not soliciting, I’m delivering papers.’ He said, ‘what papers?’ I showed him the paper. He said, ‘Oh really,’ and sat there for a minute and then pulled off.” The boys mom Brandie Sharp told the officer they were working and showed their bag of the local newspaper. She said the boys had made a few deliveries to the wrong addresses and needed to retrieve the papers and Uriah went back to “grab” some newspapers. Upper Arlington is 92% White and has a Black population of less than %.
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MAGGIE THE MANAGER May 7, 2018 Tacoma, WA Simone Intrepid Gamble and a friend were shopping at Fuego clothing store, when one of them stepped inside a dressing room at the business. To Gamble’s surprise, they heard the store manager loudly reading the store’s theft policies. “I was in the dressing room and while in there the manager started talking about the procedures for theft. Mind you she was not on the floor when we first arrived to the store. I select dresses then tried them on. I was going to purchase one of the dresses until I heard her speaking directly in front of my dressing room about theft procedures. I then got dressed and went to tell her I wanted to buy one of the dresses and confronted her about her implicit conversation right outside the curtain. She kicked us out of the store when I tried asking her why and she then called store police “Yeah, I need security here right now,” Maggie the manager waves her hands, shooing the Black patrons away as if they were gnats. When the shoppers the manager call them “aggressive,” Maggie replies: “‘Uncooperative’ is the word I used, an educated word that succinctly describes what’s happening right now, uncooperative. I’ve asked you to leave, you have not left. “Leave!” manager Margaret screams aggressively, raising her voice.
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WHITE NEIGHBORMay 16, 2018 Vista California Ike Iloputaife took his two exotic Borzoi dogs for a 90-minute walk in his neighborhood in the early-morning hours. A woman who lived around the corner from a burglarized home had snapped the photo of Iloputaife that morning when he walked past her house because, she told investigators, he was “a stranger” on her street. It was taken from behind at a significant distance, . After the burglary, the woman — whose identity is unavailable — shared the photo with investigators. Although the still-unidentified Iloputaife was billed in the press release as looking “similar to Suspect 2 in the burglary,” their only similarity is skin color. Vista station of the county Sheriff’s Department, which has since removed Iloputaife as a person of interest
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SUMMER BURLINGER aka BECKZILLA May 21, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada James Ochoa while working at a home. Ochoa wrote that he had to use the bathroom while working on a driveway. “I had went to go to a portable restroom and I found some but they were occupied, so I made a u turn on this lady’s street to go find other ones.” he stopped his vehicle when Beckzilla’s dog ran in front of his car. He stopped to let the woman retrieve her dog, when Ochoa says he encountered pure evil: “I said nothing at all to her and she yelled saying “get off my street” I said “what did I do ma’am” and she continued to argue and call me names. So I had some words back, then I eventually drive off and just go back to work which is only a block away. She pulls up talking shit then she drives up the street and turns around rolls down her window and points a gun at me. I didn’t know what to do, so eventually the project manager seen everything going down so he asked me to leave and meet at his office. So I did we called the cops, she admitted to pulling the gun out and the cops took all her weapons from her home. So now we have a court date, I am fighting against her cause I had to leave work for 2 days”. In the video, the woman screams, “Help! Gun! Gun!”as Ochoa drives past her. In a post on a Facebook account which is now private, Berlinger contended Ochoa threatened her life and threatened to kill her entire family before he drove off, although her version conflicts with the video evidence.
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WHITE WOMAN May 5, 2018 Memphis TN Real estate investor Michael Hayes was inspecting a house he was interested in buying. As he was pulling a board off the boarded-up home’s front down when a woman next door came outside. Hayes waved to her. The White woman asked what he was doing. He pointed to the sign he had placed in the front yard. “I told her that I had a contract and that I was an investor,” Hayes, who wanted to get inside the house to take pictures, “But she wasn’t listening to that. She didn’t want to hear it.” She said he had no right to be in her neighborhood and should leave, she then called the police.
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NORDSTROM RACK EMPLOYEES and an ELDERLY WHITE WOMAN Brentwood, Mo. May 3, 2018 Mekhi Lee, Eric Rogers and Dirone Taylor were shopping at the Nordstrom Rack when they noticed store employees closely eyeing then following them through the aisles. Lee has just completed his freshman year of college and was with his longtime friends, Taylor and Rogers, who were shopping for prom. One of the young men wanted to try on a shirt, so he removed his hat, the store employees kept following the men, so they decided to leave. Shortly after, the man who had tried on the shirt realized he left his hat in the store, so the three of them went back. That’s when they were approached by an elderly White woman who had also been shopping. “Now they’re confronted by an elderly white woman in the store who says to them, ‘Would your parents and grandparents be proud of what you’re doing?’ ” The woman also referred to them as “a bunch of bums”. The young men asked to speak to a store manager, but employees told them they couldn’t meet with one. They left the store a second time and turned back to see the manager come to sidewalk and wave. They decided, ‘We have money, we came here to shop and demonstrate to them we aren’t thugs. We have money like anybody else”. While the men were making their purchases, the elderly White woman was in line waiting to check out behind them. The manager, who is also White, opened up a new register to ring the woman up. The manager then escorted the White woman to her car. While the men were paying for their items, they heard staff employees say they were calling the police. The young men left the store and waited for the police to arrive. When they did, the officers said they had been alerted to three black men who were shoplifting, including one in a blue sweatsuit, “handfuls of products.” The men showed the police their receipts and let them search their bags.
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WAFFLE HOUSE EMPLOYEE May 2, 2018 Fort Walton Beach, FL Donald Copeland and Ms. Hart placed a to-go order. Before getting their food, they noticed that they were being charged more for one of the items than the price listed on the menu. The couple asked an employee about the charges, said they would not pay the additional amount, and attempted to call the chain’s corporate headquarters. The video clearly shows the money as well as the untouched food were laying on the counter, The employee responded by calling the police, later telling the officers they wanted to press charges if the couple did not pay. After a lengthy interaction with officers, the two were placed in handcuffs. “We haven’t been served at all. We haven’t been served so how is it theft? We asked her to explain the bill to us; she gave us no food or nothing and called you guys,”
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WAFFLE HOUSE EMPLOYEE May 4, 2018 Warsaw NC video showed a 22-year old named Anthony Wall being choked by a police officer following a verbal dispute outside a North Carolina Waffle House. Wall said that employees called police because Wall, who had taken his sister to prom that evening before going with her to the restaurant, sat at a table that hadn’t been cleaned by waitstaff. The White employee called Wall a faggot and threatened him with physical assault. The police were called and an officer tried to arrest Wall. When Wall resisted, the officer grabbed him by the neck and choked him. Still grabbing Wall by the neck, the officer threw him to the pavement of the Waffle House parking lot.
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SARAH BRAASCH , May 10, 2018 New Haven, CT Lolade Siyonbola Black Yale University graduate student was working on a paper in the Hall of Graduate Studies when she fell asleep in a common room. Sarah Braasch, a White female student came in, turned on the lights and told her, “You’re not supposed to be sleeping here. I’m going to call the police.” Siyonbola was interrogated by campus police officers.
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WHITE FEMALE NEIGHBOR , May 7, 2018 Rialto, CA As filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall her friends, Donisha Prendergast, Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan and another Friend were leaving an Airbnb seven police cars showed up. The neighborhood was seemingly locked down. The police told Fyffe-Marshall and her friends to put their hands in the air, and then informed them a helicopter was tracking them. Police admitted the White female neighbor called police because the women didn’t wave to her as they were loading their luggage into the car.
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WHITE MOTHER , Thomas Kanewakeron Gray and his brother Lloyd Skanahwati Gray Two First Nation Indigenous Native American brothers May 5, 2018 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO “A White mother participating in the campus tour called 911 because she was nervous about the presence of two young men who joined the tour while it was in progress, “They’re not — definitely not — a part of the tour. Their behavior is odd and that they’re wearing “black clothing.” She said “their behavior is “just really odd” and that they are wearing dark clothing with “weird symbolism or wording on it.” One of them had his hand in his sweatshirt pocket, and she could tell they were lying when she asked one of them about what they wanted to study because the other started laughing. I think they’re Hispanic, I believe” The mother says, when asked about whether they were white males. “One of them for sure. He said he’s from Mexico. “But it actually made me like feel sick and I’ve never felt like that.”
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STEVE CHRONISTER , Myneca Ojo, Sandra Thompson, Sandra Harrison, Carolyn Dow and Karen Crosby FULLY PAID MEMBERS of Grandview Golf Course April 21, 2018 Dover Township York, PA. Five African American professional women in their 50’s say white male former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister called 911 on them twice because they were golfing too slow.
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LA FITNESS EMPLOYEE April 19, 2018 Secaucus, NJ Tshyrad Oates long time me LA Fitness member, with a current, valid membership . Oates signed in under the four-day guest pass to work out with a friend, a current member who was already at the gym. About 30 minutes later, the employee who signed Oates in told him he had to leave or pay. Oates reminded the employee he had already signed in with her, using the guest pass. Unaware a manager had signed in Oates’ workout partner, the employee said Oates’ workout partner was the one who didn’t pay, Oates’ workout partner told the employee he was an active member but his gym tag was in his locker. As Oates and his friend continued working out, two police officers arrived and questioned the two men about their memberships. Oates explained his guest pass, and his workout partner rescanned his gym tag. They resumed working out and 10 minutes later a manager told the two men to leave. The men told the manager they didn’t do anything wrong. He said other police officers soon arrived and also asked the two men to leave. The gym manager told Oates he had been banned from the LA Fitness and his friend’s membership “has been terminated effective immediately.”
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MORRY MATSON aka ‘COUPON CARL’ July 14, 2018 Chicago, IL Ms. Hudson had tried to make a purchase with a coupon mailed to her by the product manufacturer, but CVS store manager Morry Matson ‘Coupon Carl’ (running for 48th Ward alderman and state delegate for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election and is president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois) claimed it was fake. Her photo of the coupon showed a December 2018 expiration date and indicated it was good for up to $17.99 toward a personal medical item. Camila Matson identified himself to authorities before telling the police that Hudson was African-American. ‘No I’m not African-American. I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word,’ Hudson said just moments before Matson hung up the phone and retreated into his office. The manager walked away, and when she followed him “he ran to the back of the store and slammed a door in my face.” Another manager arrived to tell her to leave because he had called the police. “Police were informed that a female was inside the store threatening the staff and refusing to leave and officers responded to a call of an “assault in progress.
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ERICA WALKER July 9, 2018 Chicago, IL Kevin Yates, and girlfriend, Camry Porter, said they had taken Ms. Porter’s two young godsons swimming at the pool at Riverset Apartments, where Ms. Porter lives. They said they were the only black people at the pool. Yates was watching the children play in the pool, sitting at the edge with his feet dipped in the water, when a woman identified herself as Erica Walker a property manager asked him to remove his socks because they were not “proper pool attire.” When he did not remove his socks or leave the property, she called the police. White people were wearing clothing other than swimsuits, such as hats or shirts, in the pool. “It’s not the issue with socks,” Ms. Porter said. “If socks were not to be worn, that was very well fine. The issue was we were the only one addressed.”
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ADAM BLOOM aka ‘ID ADAM’ July 4, 2018 Glenridge Community Pool in Winston-Salem No. Carolina Ms. Abhulimen said she was swimming with her son when Adam Bloom ‘ID Adam’ called police on her. The Winston-Salem police released the recording of Mr. Bloom’s phone call to the authorities, in which he asserted Ms. Abhulimen was not a resident and was refusing to show identification. Police officers confirm there was no rule requiring identification at the pool. Ms. Abhulimen had a key card issued to residents allowing her to enter.
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CAROLINA STEPHANIE SEBBY-STREMPEL aka “POOL PATROL PAULA” and FRIEND June 28, 2018 Summerville So. Carolina Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, a White woman, now officially known as “Pool Patrol Paula,” was caught on camera confronting and striking a 15-year-old black teen at a community pool. The woman began calling he and his friends “punks” and using “racial slurs”. Sebby-Strempel told the teenagers they “didn’t belong” at the pool and had to leave. The 15-year-old victim also told police that Sebby-Strempel followed him toward the pool exit and hit him in the face twice, which the video appears to show. Video of the incident showed her swinging her arm toward the teen as he records on his phone. She can be heard yelling “Get out! Get out,” threatening to call 911 and calling the teens “punks” Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, has been charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery and two counts of assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer while resisting arrest.
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WHITE VINTAGE STORE CLERKS May 12, 2018 Williamsburg NY Nancy Bedard a Black Brooklyn lawyer and daughter were wrongly accused of shoplifting by White clerks in a vintage clothing store. Bedard picked out a bathing suit and three dresses. A dark-haired clerk told the mother and daughter to share a fitting room to try on the clothes. When they exited, a blond-haired clerk confronted the two about a fifth clothing item. “I remember counting on my fingers: ‘One, two, three, four, there is no missing item.” Bedard says she tried to step outside the shop and walk away, but the clerk continued to interrogate them about the phantom dress. “She told me to come back in the store, and I wouldn’t. I know my rights, and I didn’t.” When the dress shop worker warned a surveillance camera would have captured any theft, Bedard encouraged her to review the video. The woman instead called the cops and followed the lawyer and her daughter. The NYPD confirmed they were called with a reported “larceny in progress” at the Bedford Ave. store. When police arrived, the mother and daughter were handcuffed together and cops looked through one of their shopping bags. After finding nothing, the police uncuffed Bedard and her daughter, who had suffered bruises and cuts from the cuffs. Police confirmed the two women were accused of theft and that neither had any stolen property. The mother and daughter were taken to Woodhull Hospital, where they say police continued to shadow them. It wasn’t until 11 p.m. that police returned her driver’s license.
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WHITE NEIGHBOR April 28, 2018 NYNY former White House staffer Darren Martin who worked in the White House’s Office of Legislative Affairs under President Obama, captured the encounter with NYPD officers. According to the dispatcher, a caller claimed “somebody was trying to break into the door,” with “possibly a weapon or a large tool.” Three uniformed officers began questioning Martin as he stood in the lobby of his building. Soon after, “three or four” plainclothes police officers arrive. Martin the cops unlawfully entered his unit.
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BRENT AHLERS Sept. 14, 2017 a St. Catherine University security officer, shot himself. Instead of admitting to it, he allegedly blamed an imaginary Black man and lead investigators on a wild goose chase. Ahlers, a 25-year-old White man, was reportedly afraid that he would lose his job if he told the truth, so he told St. Paul, Minn., police that a black man wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with a “short Afro” shot him in a wooded area near the campus. The campus was put on lockdown while 55 officers, four K-9s and State Patrol aircraft looked for the “suspect.” Police said Ahlers told them the gun fired accidentally in the woods and he was afraid of getting fired for bringing his personal gun to work.
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BREANA HARMON TALBOTT March 8, 2017 An 18-year-old Texas woman’s claim she was abducted and assaulted by 3 Black men after the bloody woman ran into a church wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear and lied about two black men raping her while a third held her down. 2 weeks later she confessed she lied. Talbott admitted she staged the crime scene She also admitted that the cuts on her body were self-inflicted.
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OFFICER BRIAN EUBANKS April 11, 2017 Newcomerstown, OH. Cop Shoots Himself, Sets Off Massive Manhunt for Innocent Man, All to Collect Workers Comp. Faked being shot and then blamed the shootings on non-existent assailants. Departments statewide combed the streets looking for two men in a black Geo Tracker, one wearing a red sweatshirt and the other wearing a lime green shirt. One was in a tactical vest and they were armed with a shotgun and handguns.
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WHITE RESIDENTS June 5, 2015 McKinney, Texas, called police on a group of Black high schooler’s holding a pool party, complaining about noise. One adult allegedly told the teenagers to return to “Section 8 [public] housing.” The full video shows Officer Eric Casebolt sprinting past the camera diving onto the ground and executes a superfluous combat roll. A few moments later he begins barking orders and throwing young Black men to the ground by their arms, handcuffing some of them. Officer Casebolt grabs 14 year old Black girl, Dajerria Becton and violently slams her to the ground, then sitting on the teenager, holding her by her hair while drawing his gun on two other teenagers who attempted to help. Another officer pulls Casebolt’s weapon to his side, but Casebolt doesn’t holster it. With his left arm he pushes away the officers who’ve come to deescalate the situation. Casebolt chases the boys a few steps, then returns to Dajerria Becton. “Sit your ass on the ground” Casebolt then grabs the girl by the back of the neck and smashes her face into the grass while yelling, “on your face.” He then kneels over her, with both knees into her back where he stays for much of the remaining minutes of the video. Residents later posted signs thanking the officers for “keeping us safe.”
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RONALD RITCHIE August 5, 2014 Beavercreek, OH John Crawford picked up an un-packaged BB/pellet air rifle inside the store’s sporting goods section and continued shopping in the store. White customer, Ronald Ritchie, called 911. According to Ritchie at the time, Crawford was pointing the gun at people and at children walking by, and messing with the gun. Ritchie has since stated “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody”. Two officers arrived at the Walmart shortly after their dispatcher informed them of a “subject with a gun” in the pet supplies area of the store and Crawford was shot. The shooting was captured by the store’s security video camera. Crawford was talking on his cell phone while holding the BB/Pellet air rifle when he was killed. According to Crawford’s mother, the video shows the officers fired immediately without giving any verbal commands and without giving Crawford any time to drop the BB gun even if he had heard them. Crawford was pronounced dead.
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WHITE MALE November 22, 2014, Cleveland, OH A White male called police dispatch on Tamir Rice a 12-year-old boy a black male that “keeps pulling a gun out of his pants and pointing it at people”. The caller reported that a male was pointing “a pistol” at random people in the Cudell Recreation Center. At the beginning of the call and again in the middle he says of the pistol “it’s probably fake”. Toward the end of the two-minute call, the caller stated “he is probably a juvenile”. However, this information was not relayed to officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. The video shows a patrol car moving at high speed across the park lawn and stops abruptly by the gazebo. Loehmann immediately shoots Rice from a distance of less than 10 feet in less than 2 seconds. Another video shows Rice’s 14-year-old sister being forced to the ground, handcuffed and placed in a patrol car after she ran toward her brother about two minutes after the shooting. It also shows police waited for four minutes before providing any first aid to Rice. Tamir Rice died the following day.
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RUBY BATES and VICTORIA PRICE. Nine Black teenagers known as the Scottsboro Boys were falsely accused of raping two White women in 1931: Clarence Norris, Charlie Weems, Haywood Patterson, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Eugene Williams, Olen Montgomery, Andy Wright, Roy Wright. Ruby Bates proceeded to testify, and explained that no rape had occurred. She said none of the defendants had touched her or even spoken to her. When asked if she had been raped on March 25, 1931, Bates said, “No sir.” When asked why she had initially said she had been raped, Bates replied, “I told it just like Victoria Price did because she said we might have to stay in jail if we did not frame up a story after crossing a state line with men.” Bates explained Price had said “she didn’t care if all the Negroes in Alabama were put in jail.” Eight convicted defendants were assembled on April 9, 1931, and sentenced to death by electric chair. This was later overturned on an appeal but the young men spent many, many years in prison.
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MARIA DALY a Massachusetts police officer’s wife in financial trouble reported her home was vandalized and burglarized in Millbury, Massachusetts, and said $10,000 in jewelry and money had been stolen. The couple’s home was also vandalized, and an acronym for the Black Lives Matter movement, BLM, was spray-painted on the house. Investigators later determined Daly had lied to police, and alleged that she committed the crime herself. Daly reportedly admitted she fabricated the story to cops and said all “stolen” item had been recovered. The police came to the conclusion that it was all fabricated. There was no intruder, there was no burglary.
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RICKEY WAGONER 49 a White bus driver from Dayton, Ohio, lied when he told cops he was attacked, shot, stabbed and robbed by three Black teen attackers. told cops that two of the bullets struck a copy of “The Message,” a contemporary take on the New Testament, that the driver had stuffed into a chest pocket. Wagoner staged the attack, shooting himself in the arm and placing the Bible-like book on the asphalt before pumping two slugs into it.
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LEIHA ANN-SUE ARTMAN a 25 year old Michigan woman, made up a story in 2016 implicating four Black men in a two-day kidnapping, rape and beating ordeal that never actually took place. sent her boyfriend panicked text messages in March detailing her alleged two days of torture and begging him to pay a ransom, officials said. She even included selfies of herself bound, gagged and bleeding from the head. Artman later told investigators that she had been kidnapped on March 27, when four Black men snatched her from her driveway and threw her in the truck of their car. She claimed the foursome drove her to an unknown location, where they repeatedly raped and beat her. Artman later admitted that she made the entire story up, but it’s still not clear why she lied.
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JOSHUA WITT fabricated a story about having to fight off a knife-wielding Black man who attacked him for his fashy neo-Nazi haircut. Police realized Witt was lying because surveillance footage hadn’t captured his fleeing assailant, but did document Witt buying a knife in a nearby store. When confronted with the inconsistencies in his story, Witt admitted he had lied. “He was opening up the knife package in the car and he cut himself.”
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MICHAEL HUSKEY age 10, along with his 7-year-old male cousin, left for school one morning in April 2016, only to return shortly after claiming a Black man with a knife had tried to abduct them. The two reportedly gave police a description of the man including his clothes (“gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants”). Fort Mill, South Carolina, police announced a little over a week later that the boys had made up the story because they wanted to blow off school for the day.
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SHERRY HALL Police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge in the summer of 2016 were erroneously blamed on Black Lives Matter and protesters against police violence. Georgia officer Sherry Hall saw an opportunity in the upheaval. On the night of September 13, Hall radioed in that she had nearly been killed by a bullet that had failed to pierce her chest because of her body armor. In multiple interviews with police working her case, Hall reported that the suspect was “a 6-foot, 230-pound Blackman” wearing a “green shirt and Blackjogging pants.” In an interview with a local TV news outlet, she restated all her lies, laying it on thick.
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BETHANY STORRO claimed she was outside of a Vancouver, Washington, coffee shop when a Black woman threw acid in her face, shouting, “Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?” “I’m a nice girl and I don’t know why this happened” She told the press her nonexistent attacker “had this weirdness about her. Like jealousy, rage.” Sympathy and donations poured in for Storro after her completely made-up story became national news. She received about $28,000 from strangers, “some of which she spent on clothes, train tickets and dinners for her parents.” Storro later admitted she had rubbed drain cleaner all over her own face due to an undiagnosed mental illness.
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BREANA RACHELLE HARMON 19 years old enter a Texas church and told parishioners she had just been abducted and sexually assaulted in a wooded area by three Blackmen wearing ski masks. Harmon later admitted she’d made up the story, going so far as to cut and bruise herself to dupe law enforcement, and now faces multiple felony charges for fabricating a false report. The case is part of America’s long history of racial hoaxes that have cost an unknowable number of innocent Black folks their safety, freedom and lives.
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ASHLEY TODD told Pittsburgh police a 100 percent bullshit story involving a Black mugger, political junkie and body modification enthusiast. The 20-year-old student claimed that while she was using an ATM, a “six-foot-four African American of medium build, dressed in dark clothes wearing shiny shoes” put a knife to her neck and demanded money. The figment of Todd’s racist imagination might have been happy with the $60 she gave him had he not then noticed her McCain bumper sticker. Todd told authorities he became enraged and began punching and kicking her, all while yelling “you are going to be a Barack supporter.” Before he left, Todd said he carved a the letter “B”—for Barack, natch—into her cheek at an angle that made zero sense in the context of the story. Todd later admitted she made up the story and underwent court-ordered psychiatric counseling.
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WALKER DAUGHERTY and MICHAEL BRYANT Texas hunting guides were leading a party in the southern part of the state near the Mexico border. The two claimed on the night of January 6, they were attacked by undocumented immigrants illegally crossing the border who attempted to steal their RV. The resulting gunfight left Daugherty 26, and another member of the group, Edwin Roberts 59 when everyone began shooting each other.
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SUSAN LEIGH VAUGHAN-SMITH a 23-year-old South Carolina mother of two young boys—3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex—Smith reported in October 1994 she had been carjacked by a Black man who drove off with her sons. For eight days after the incident, which immediately became national news, Smith made numerous television appearances in which she sobbed on camera and pleaded with the fictional abductor to return her “babies.” The search for the missing children (and clues as to the location of the phantom African-American kidnapper), involved “hundreds of volunteers scoured this corner of the state”. Nine days after her sons disappeared, Smith was arrested on two counts of murder. By then she had already confessed to strapping her sons into their car seats and letting the vehicle roll slowly into John D. Long Lake.
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BONNIE ANNE SWEETEN Seven times in one day, Sweeten made frantic emergency calls in which she claimed two Black men “had bumped her 2005 GMC Denali, carjacked her and stuffed her in the trunk of a dark Cadillac” along with her 9-year-old daughter. An Amber Alert was issued for the child’s recovery and a multi-state, multi-agency manhunt was undertaken to locate the two. But Sweeten’s 911 calls were actually made “from her 2005 Yukon parked on a Philadelphia street,” according to Philadelphia authorities. In the days before she launched the elaborate hoax, Sweeten had withdrawn $12,000 from multiple accounts, “borrowed” a co-worker’s driver’s license and used it to buy a flight to Orlando, where she rented a hotel room for a week. Law enforcement agents ultimately traced her to Disney World, where she was apprehended by Florida police. A subsequent investigation revealed that “Sweeten devised elaborate means to steal $640,000 from the one-lawyer firm [where she worked] and $283,000 from the retirement accounts of her first husband’s elderly grandfather.
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JESSE ANDERSON After grabbing a movie and dinner at TGI Friday’s with his wife, Anderson pretended the two had been attacked in the restaurant parking lot by two Black assailants with knives. Anderson superficially stabbed himself three times in the chest to make his story more believable and stabbed his wife an astounding 21 times in the face and neck. Anderson even gave police a Los Angeles Clippers hat he claimed he’d somehow grabbed from one of his attackers. Milwaukee police doubted Anderson’s story from the start and didn’t pursue other suspects. The New York Times noted that when the news broadcast an image of the baseball cap, a Black student called police to report “a man who fit Mr. Anderson’s description” had “approached him at a shopping center and paid him $20 for it” the same day as the murder. On Aug. 13, 1992, Anderson was sentenced to life in prison (where incidentally, he was killed by Christopher Scarver, who also murdered serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer).
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CHARLES STUART October 1989, Stuart claimed he and his pregnant wife Carol were driving home from a birthing class at a hospital in a Black Boston neighborhood when a Black gunman got into their car at a stoplight. Charles was shot in the stomach, Carol sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head, and their prematurely delivered baby died 17 days later. With so much focus on a Black murderer who didn’t exist, Boston officers failed to do the basic police work that would have exposed Stuart’s guilt. There’s evidence that Charles wanted Carol to have an abortion and considered her pregnancy a “hindrance” to his entrepreneurial visions and a threat to their affluent lifestyle. He was romantically entangled with a coworker. He was the beneficiary of $300,000 in insurance money, some of which he’d already begun spending on pricey pieces of jewelry. Stuart might have gotten away with it had his brother Matthew not come forward when he realized that an innocent Black man, William Bennett, was on the verge of being jailed for the crime.
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DETROIT POLICE September 2007 Detroit MI For nine years, Davontae Sanford has been incarcerated for the murder of four people at a drug house. He was just 14. Sanford lived near the scene of the murders in Detroit’s northeast side, and had been standing outside when police were looking for witnesses. They took him in, and believed he had key information. Police coerced a confession out of him for a crime he did not commit only after he had been interrogated repeatedly over the course of two days without an attorney, or even a parent, presentA hit man, already imprisoned for other murders, had given police a detailed affidavit in March 2015 saying that he was responsible for the homicides and that Sanford — who was sentenced to 37 to 90 years in prison — took no part in it.
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WAL-MART LOSS-PREVENTION OFFICER October 3, 2014 Buda, Texas Juan Martinez 74, and his wife Guadalupe Martinez 69, the couple both use mobility scooters when they became separated Mrs. Martinez exited the store with unpurchased items still in her scooter’s basket. Wal-Mart security detained her on suspicion of shoplifting, leading her into an office for questioning. Juan Martinez approached the room as Guadalupe was being questioned and got into a “exchange” with the officer. The video shows Officer DemerrielYoung proceed place his hands on the older man, shoving him down, Mr. Martinez falls to the ground and lies there, screaming in pain having sustained several broken ribs among other injuries. Officer Young then stops Guadalupe from helping her prone husband. Mr. Martinez lay on the floor in agonizing pain for over five minutes while the Loss-Prevention Officer just stands unfazed by the police brutality before EMS arrived on the scene.
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WHITE PARENTS Jan. 14, 2014, Fort Pierce, FL Gregory Hill Jr. was drunk after spending most of his day off from his job at Coca-Cola, listening to music in the “man cave” he had built in the garage of his home when the two sheriff’s deputies showed up. Parents picking their children up at the elementary school across the street from Hill’s home had called in a noise complaint, concerned that their kids were overhearing the expletive-laden music he had been playing. Deputies Newman and Edward Lopez, first knocked on the front door before knocking on the garage door. Hill began to open the garage door, saw the police, and began to close it again when Newman opened fire. Witnesses told investigators that the entire confrontation was over in seconds. Hill was found lying face down in a pool of blood. He had been shot in the head, abdomen and groin. After nearly two weeks of trial and 10 hours of deliberation, a jury sided with police and found Deputy Newman did nothing wrong. The jury awarded money to Hills family: $4 – a dollar for funeral costs, which was about $11,000, and another for each of Hill’s three young children, ages 13, 10 and 7. Adjusting for the blame the jury placed on Law Enforcement, the family would receive only 1 percent of the $4, or 4 cents.
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OFFICER GUILLERMO RAVELO February 2014, Biscayne, FL Police Chief Atesiano told Ravelo that he wanted him to arrest Erasmus Banmah for five unsolved vehicle burglaries, despite knowing there was “no evidence” that he had committed the crimes. A couple of days later, Ravelo filled out five arrest forms falsely accusing Banmah of the vehicle burglaries at five different street locations in Biscayne Park. For each of the five burglaries, Ravelo “falsely claimed in an arrest affidavit that (Banmah) had taken him to the site of the respective burglary and confessed to the items that (he) had stolen,” they say.
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POLICE CHIEF RAIMUNDO ATESIANO RAUL FERNANDEZ and CHARLIE DAYOUB Biscayne, FL 2013 Atesiano. was indicted in June along with two other former police officers, Fernandez and Dayoub, on a conspiracy charge of pinning four unsolved home burglaries on a Black 16-year-old so the chief could claim a perfect clearance rate on property crimes in 2013.
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POLICE CHIEF RAIMUNDO ATESIANO January 2013 Biscayne, FL Atesiano ordered Ravelo to arrest Clarens Desrouleaux, 35, for two unsolved home break-ins. The officer signed two arrest affidavits falsely claiming that Desrouleaux “had confessed to committing the burglary
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PARTY POLICEOct. 24, 2004 Milwaukee Wisconsin Frank Jude, a Black man leaving a party in a White neighborhood had been invited by another guest to attend a bachelorette party for a close friend when Jude showed up as the stripper his assistant, Lovell Harris, who is also Black and friend Kirsten Antonissen who got a call from a girlfriend inviting them to join her at a party on Milwaukee’s South Side, in a mostly white, working-class neighborhood. By the time Antonissen, Brown, Jude and Harris arrived, it was nearly two in the morning. The party had been going on for hours and there was a lot of alcohol. Brown says she remembers they “received a strange reception when they arrived. “There were probably like 30 people in the house, and everybody just stopped what they were doing and looked at us. It was a very, very uncomfortable situation.” While the two women went to the bathroom, Jude and Harris were approached by the party’s host, Andrew Spengler, an off-duty police officer. The other guests followed Spengler and stood behind him, in order to intimidate him and Harris. Antonissen said when Jude told her he was uncomfortable and asked if the host and his guests were racist, she said she didn’t know the people at the party and. suggested they leave immediately. When they walked out to go to their cars, several of the party-goers came out of the house and began walking toward them. Antonissen told Jude and Harris to get in her truck. A crowd from the party soon surrounded their truck and started shouting about a missing police badge. “‘Nobody stole a badge. Let’s call the cops.’ “That’s when they all said, ‘We are the cops; you don’t need to call the cops’. Harris was then pulled from the truck by two men uttering racial slurs, one of them sliced his cheek before he broke free and ran. Jude was also pulled out, even as he repeatedly protested he had done nothing wrong. The mob began to beat him, Brown said “just punching and kicking this guy, just constantly yelling and screaming, ‘Where’s my badge, where’s my badge?” Jude begged them to stop. There were some people standing on the side, laughing. Then they ripped Jude’s pants, and the mob demanded to know where Harris went. Jude: “They opened my legs and, you know, threatened me, and you know, ‘Nigger, where’s the nigger at? Where’s the nigger piece of shit?'” Antonissen described a gruesome scene: “I could actually see blood shooting up in the air. Frank’s whole head was covered in blood. It was just a big, huge red mess.” Jude was handcuffed, and the beating continued. The responding officer has said he was told Jude was resisting arrest and left cuffed and savagely beaten. Jude’s pants had been cut off his body. He was kicked repeatedly in the groin, his fingers were yanked back and a pen was jammed in both of his ears. The official police report on the incident blames Jude for “physically fight(ing) with … off-duty officers” who were “attempting to restrain him until uniformed squads arrived.” Both Jude and Harris — who was picked up later — were held on suspicion of theft of a police badge. But no charges were ever filed against them. An all-white jury acquitted Officers: Jon Bartlett, Daniel Masarik and Andrew Spengler of most state charges. of violating Jude’s civil rights and conspiring to assault him while acting as officers, although Six months later, federal prosecutors charged those three and Packard, as well as four others, who have pleaded guilty to similar federal charges.
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WANETTA GIBSON July 8, 2002 Brian Banks was taking summer classes at his high school and left the classroom for what was supposed to be a quick call to a documentary crew preparing a feature on the rivalry with a High School when he ran into classmate Wanetta Gibson. “We met, hugged, started talking and agreed to go to an area on our campus known as a make-out area. We never had sex.” By the end of the day, Banks was in custody, accused of raping Gibson on the school’s campus. He languished in juvenile hall for an entire year before his case came up. Charged as an adult, and if found guilty, faced 41 years to life. His football dreams effectively died that summer day in the stairwell of his school. Banks still doesn’t know her reasoning for selling him down the river when she knew they never had sex and there was no DNA trace on her underwear. Maybe it was the $1.5 million she collected from the Long Beach school system, claiming it was an unsafe environment. After 18 years Banks was release and forced to register as a sex offender. Gibson wrote Banks on Facebook “I was hoping we could let bygones be bygones. I was immature back in the day, but I’m much more mature now. Let’s hang out. I’d love to see you. I’ve seen your picture on Facebook. You look real good. I would love to hook up.” Banks invited Gibson’s to the investigator’s office. They spoke with the investigator monitoring in another room. Banks wanted her to understand what she did to his life. He asked her to come back a second day to speak to the investigator. “Did he rape you? Did he kidnap you?” the investigator asked. Gibson laughed it off saying “Of course not. If he raped me, I wouldn’t be here right now. We were just young and having a good time, being curious, then all these other people got involved and blew it out of proportion.” Years later Banks was totally exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project.
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CAROLYN BRYANT 21 the White married proprietor of a small grocery store in Money in the Mississippi Delta. Emmett Louis Till was accused of flirting with or whistling at Bryant. Years later, Bryant disclosed that, in 1955, she had fabricated testimony that Till made verbal or physical advances towards her in the store. Several nights after the store incident, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went armed to Till’s great-uncle’s house and abducted the boy. They took him away and beat and mutilated him before shooting him in the head and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river. Bryant and Milam admitted to Huie that they had killed Till. In an interview with Carolyn Bryant, during which she disclosed that she had fabricated the most sensational part of her testimony, she said with respect to the physical assault on her, or anything menacing or sexual, that that part isn’t true”.She also said: “nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him”.The 72-year-old Bryant said she could not remember the rest of the events that occurred between her and Till in the grocery store. Roy Bryant had been verbally abusive toward Carolyn, and “it was clear she was frightened of her husband”. Bryant described Milam as “domineering and brutal and not a kind man”
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10 MINUTE TRIAL (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944), George Stiney was a 14 year old African-American convicted of murder as a result of a racially-biased and discriminatory trial in 1944 in his home town of Alcolu, South Carolina. Stinney was convicted in less than 10 minutes, during a one-day trial, by an all-White jury of the first-degree murder of two White girls: 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 8-year-old Mary Emma Thames. After being arrested, Stinney was said to have confessed to the crime. There was no written record of his confession apart from notes provided by an investigating deputy, and no transcript was recorded of the brief trial. After a 10 minute trial Stinney was convicted. From the time of the murders until Stinney’s execution, 83 days had passed. Stinney was declared dead within four minutes of the initial electrocution.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UouJ9HT3WOs&fbclid=IwAR0APqx36eHJ35oSW39BTXnrb9LsBj3aNiZhzxFpJtdAv0t2fOftmlVutZsKEVIN HOLLINGER

Indian Boarding Schools

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe


This is a manual cover page from the Government and Church in 1916 on how to kidnap Indigenous children from their parents by removing their culture, language, and identity and assimilating them into the dominant culture. “The great aim of our legislation has been to do away with the tribal system and assimilate the Indian people in all respects with the other inhabitants of the Dominion as speedily as they are fit to change.” 1887 – John A McDonald. Architect of the Indian Act

The government paid religious orders to provide basic education to Native American children on reservations. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) founded additional boarding schools based on the assimilation model of the off-reservation Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

The US government wanted to destroy the identity of Indians by ripping over 100,000 children from their homes and families and put in boarding schools to be “civilized” by beating the native out of them with leather belts, whips and sticks.

Classes at Chemewa Indian School began with 18 students—14 boys and 4 girls

460 boarding and day schools had been built near reservations, most run by religious organizations with government funds. All told, more than 100,000 1st Nation Indigenous Native Americans were forced by the U.S. government to attend Christian schools where tribal languages and cultures were replaced by English and Christianity. Students were prohibited from speaking their native languages. Instead, they were supposed to converse and even think in English. If they were caught “speaking Indian” they were severely beaten with a leather belt.

Harper’s Weekly Jan. 16, 1869

Virtually imprisoned in the schools, children experienced a devastating litany of abuses, from forced assimilation and grueling labor to widespread sexual and physical abuse “where recent generations learned the fine art of standing in line single-file for hours without moving a hair, as a lesson in discipline; where our best and brightest earned graduation certificates for homemaking and masonry; where the sharp rules of immaculate living were instilled through blistered hands and knees on the floor with scouring toothbrushes; where mouths were scrubbed with lye and chlorine solutions for uttering Native words.”

The boarding schools ran on bare-bones budgets, and large numbers of students died from starvation and disease because of inadequate food and medical care. School officials routinely forced children to do arduous work to raise money for staff salaries and “leased out” students during the summers to farm or work as domestics for white families.

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Physical hardship, however, was merely the backdrop to a systematic assault on Native culture. School staff sheared children’s hair, banned traditional clothing and customs, and forced children to worship as Christians. Eliminating Native languages — considered an obstacle to the “acculturation” process — was a top priority, and teachers devised an extensive repertoire of punishments for uncooperative children. “I was forced to eat an entire bar of soap for speaking my language,” says AIUSA activist Byron Wesley (Navajo).

Students at residential schools faced a number of hazards, from fires to experimentation, according to the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Children Who Never Came Home

Many children died while in the Indian Residential School system. Their bodies were often buried at cemeteries near the schools. Some families didn’t know (and still don’t) what happened to their children or their bodies. Many of its children died of abuse, diseases to which they had no immunity, and homesickness. Imagine being taken from your family, sent thousands of miles away, prohibited from speaking your language, and forced into a military-style existence.

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After the United States declared independence, American politicians quickly identified dissolution of Native American cultures as a necessary step in undermining tribal saliency and in ensuring the political dominion of state and federal governments. By the 19th century, policymakers were convinced that encouraging Indians to put aside their “savage ways” would help tribal populations achieve cultural and spiritual salvation through Christianity. In 1869, President Grant initiated a “Peace Policy” granting Christian missions contracts and federal funding to civilize and Christianize the Native American peoples of assigned reservations. The federal government established boarding schools for the children of tribal communities to teach English, Christianity, and occupational skills in order to “Kill the Indian in him and Save the Man.”

Thomas Moore Photo and bio Credit student register for the Regina Indian Industrial School, 1891 to 1908 (microfilm R-2.40, see entry No. 22): Thomas Moore was admitted to the Regina Indian Industrial School on August 26, 1891 when he was 8 years old. He was a full-blooded Indian from the Saulteaux tribe. He was from the Muscowpetung Band which is about 35 miles northeast of Regina. His full name was Thomas Moore Kusick. His father was St.(?) Paul Desjarlais (deceased) and his mother’s name was Hanna Moore Kusick. The boy was a Protestant and had previously attended Lakes End School. His state of education upon admission consisted of knowing the alphabet. His height was 3 feet, 11 inches and he weighed 54 1/2 pounds. 

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Above: Tom Tortino (Navajo) 1882 (left) 3 years later 1885 (right) Carlisle Indian Industrial School

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Not until 1969, and after years of unequal schooling, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was formed to fight for equal education for 1st Nation Indigenous Native Americans.

~ Aho

140 NATIVE AMERICAN BOARDING SCHOOLS

1. Absentee Shawnee Boarding School, near Shawnee, Indian Territory open 1893–99
2. Albuquerque Indian School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
3. Anadarko Boarding School, Anadarko, Oklahoma open 1911–33
4. Arapaho Manual Labor and Boarding School, Darlington, Indian Territory opened in 1872 and paid with by federal funds but run by the Hicksite (Liberal) Friends and Orthodox Quakers. Moved to Concho Indian Boarding School in 1909.
5. Armstrong Academy, near Chahta Tamaha, Indian Territory
6. Asbury Manual Labor School, near Fort Mitchell, Alabama open 1822–30 by the United Methodist Missions.
7. Asbury Manual Labor School, near Eufaula, Creek Nation, Indian Territory, open 1850–88 by the United Methodist Missions.
8. Bacone College, Muscogee, Oklahoma, 1881–present
9. Bloomfield Female Academy, originally near Achille, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Opened in 1848 but relocated to Ardmore, Oklahoma around 1917 and in 1934 was renamed Carter Seminary.
10. Bond’s Mission School or Montana Industrial School for Indians, run by Unitarians, Crow Indian Reservation near Custer Station, Montana, 1886–97
11. Burney Institute, near Lebanon, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1854–87 when name changed to Chickasaw Orphan Home and Manual Labor School and operated by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
12. Cameron Institute, Cameron, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1893–early 20th century, was operated by the Presbyterian Church
13. Cantonment Indian Boarding School, Canton, Indian Territory run by the General Conference Mennonites from September, 1882 to 1 July 1927
14. Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, open 1879–1918
15. Carter Seminary, Ardmore, Oklahoma 1917–2004 when the facility moved to Kingston, Oklahoma and was renamed the Chickasaw Children’s Village.
16. Chamberlain Indian School, Chamberlain, South Dakota
17. Chemawa Indian School, Salem, Oregon
18. Cherokee Female Seminary, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory open 1851–1910
19. Cherokee Male Seminary, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory open 1851–1910
20. Cherokee Orphan Asylum, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory opened in 1871
21. Cheyenne-Arapaho Boarding School, Darlington, Indian Territory opened 1871 became the Arapaho Manual Labor and Boarding School in 1879
22. Cheyenne Manual Labor and Boarding School, Caddo Springs, Indian Territory, opened 1879 and paid with by federal funds, but run by the Hicksite (Liberal) Friends and Orthodox Quakers. Moved to Concho Indian Boarding School in 1909.
23. Chickasaw (male) Academy, near Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Opened in 1850 by the Methodist Episcopal Church and changed its name to Harley Institute around 1889.
24. Chickasaw Children’s Village, on Lake Texoma near Kingston, Oklahoma opened 2004
25. Chickasaw National Academy, near Stonewall, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Open about 1865 to 1880
26. Chickasaw Orphan Home and Manual Labor School (formerly Burney Academy) near Lebanon, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1887–1906
27. Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, Chilocco, Oklahoma, open 1884–1980
28. Chinle Boarding School, Many Farms, Arizona
29. Choctaw Academy, Blue Spring, Scott County, Kentucky opened 1825
30. Chuala Female Seminary (also known as the Pine Ridge Mission School), near Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1838–61 by the Presbyterian Church
31. Circle of Nations Indian School , Wahpeton, North Dakota
32. Colbert Institute, Perryville, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1852–57 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
33. Collins Institute, near Stonewall, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Open about 1885 to 1905
34. Concho Indian Boarding School, Concho, Oklahoma open 1909–83
35. Creek Orphan Asylum, Okmulgee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory opened 1895
36. Darlington Mission School, Darlington, Indian Territory run by the General Conference Mennonites from 1881 to 1902
37. Dwight Mission, Marble City, Oklahoma
38. Elliott Academy (formerly Oak Hill Industrial Academy), near Valliant, Oklahoma, 1912–36
39. El Meta Bond College, Minco, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, open 1890–1919
40. Emahaka Mission, Wewoka, Seminole Nation, Indian Territory open 1894–1911
41. Euchee Boarding School, Sapulpa, Creek Nation, Indian Territoryopen 1894–1947
42. Eufaula Dormitory, Eufaula, Oklahoma name changed from Eufaula High School in 1952. Still in operation
43. Eufaula Indian High School, Eufaula, Creek Nation, Indian Territory replaced the burned Asbury Manual Labor School. Open in 1892–1952, when the name changed to Eufaula Dormitory
44. Flandreau Indian School, South Dakota
45. Folsom Training School, near Smithville, Oklahoma open 1921–32, when it became an all-white school
46. Fort Bidwell School, Fort Bidwell, California
47. Fort Coffee Academy, Fort Coffee, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory Open 1840–63 and run by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
48. Fort Shaw Indian School, Fort Shaw, Montana
49. Fort Sill Indian School (originally known as Josiah Missionary School), near Fort Sill, Indian Territoryopened in 1871 by the Quakers, remained open until 1980
50. Fort Totten Indian Industrial School, Fort Totten, North Dakota Boarding and Indian Industrial School in 1891–1935. Became a Community and Day School from 1940 to 1959. Now a Historic Site run by the State Historic Society of North Dakota.
51. Genoa Indian Industrial School, Genoa, Nebraska
52. Goodland Academy & Indian Orphanage, Hugo, Oklahoma
53. Greenville School, California
54. Hampton Institute, began accepting Native students in
55. Harley Institute, near Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma Prior to 1889 was known as the Chickasaw Academy and was operated by the Methodist Episcopal Church until 1906.
56. Haskell Indian Industrial Training School, Lawrence, Kansas, 1884–present
57. Hayward Indian School, Hayward, Wisconsin
58. Hillside Mission School, near Skiatook, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory open 1884–1908 by the Quakers
59. Holbrook Indian School, Holbrook, Arizona
60. Ignacio Boarding School, Colorado
61. Iowa Mission School, near Fallis, Iowa Reservation, Indian Territory open 1890–93 by the Quakers
62. Intermountain Indian School, Utah
63. Jones Academy, Hartshorne, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory/Oklahoma] Opened in 1891
64. Koweta Mission School Coweta, Creek Nation, Indian Territory open 1843–61
65. Levering Manual Labor School, Wetumka, Creek Nation, Indian Territory Open 1882–91, operated by the Southern Baptist Convention.
66. Many Farms High School, near Many Farms, Arizona
67. Marty Indian School, Marty, South Dakota
68. Mekasukey Academy, near Seminole, Seminole Nation, Indian Territory open 1891–1930
69. Morris Industrial School for Indians, Morris, Minnesota, open 1887–1909
70. Mount Edgecumbe High School, Sitka, Alaska, established as a BIA school, now operated by the State of Alaska
71. Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 1893–1934
72. Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, est. 1908
73. Nenannezed Boarding School, New Mexico
74. New Hope Academy, Fort Coffee, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory Open 1844–96 and run by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
75. Nuyaka School and Orphanage (Nuyaka Mission, Presbyterian), Okmulgee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory, 1884–1933
76. Oak Hill Industrial Academy, near Valliant, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory Open 1878–1912 by the Presbyterian Mission Board. The Choctaw freedmen’s academy was renamed as the Elliott Academy (aka Alice Lee Elliott Memorial Academy) in 1912.
77. Oak Ridge Manual Labor School, near Holdenville Indian Territory in the Seminole Nation. Open 1848–60s by the Presbyterian Mission Board.
78. Oklahoma Presbyterian College for Girls, Durant, Oklahoma
79. Oklahoma School for the Blind, Muskogee, Oklahoma
80. Oklahoma School for the Deaf, Sulphur, Oklahoma
81. Oneida Indian School, Wisconsin
82. Osage Boarding School, Pawhuska, Osage Nation, Indian Territory open 1874–1922
83. Park Hill Mission School, Park Hill Indian Territory/Oklahoma opened 1837
84. Pawnee Boarding School, Pawnee, Indian Territory, open 1878–1958
85. Phoenix Indian School, Phoenix, Arizona
86. Pierre Indian School, Pierre, South Dakota
87. Pine Ridge Boarding School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota
88. Pine Ridge Mission School, near Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory see Chuala Female Seminary
89. Pinon Boarding School, Pinon, Arizona
90. Pipestone Indian School, Pipestone, Minnesota
91. Quapaw Industrial Boarding School, Quapaw Agency Indian Territory open 1872–1900
92. Rainy Mountain Boarding School, near Gotebo, Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation, Indian Territory, open 1893–1920
93. Rapid City Indian School, Rapid City, South Dakota
94. Red Moon School, near Hammon, Indian Territory open 1897–1922
95. Riverside Indian School, Anadarko, Oklahoma open 1871–present
96. Sac and Fox Boarding School, near Stroud, Indiant Territory, open 1872–1919 by the Quakers
97. Sacred Heart College, near Asher, Potowatamie Nation, Indian Territory open 1884–1902
98. Sacred Heart Institute, near Asher, Potowatamie Nation, Indian Territory open 1880–1929
99. St. Agnes Academy, Ardmore, Oklahoma
100. St. Agnes Mission, Antlers, Oklahoma
101. St. Boniface Indian School, Banning, California
102. St. Elizabeth’s Boarding School, Purcell, Oklahoma
103. St. John’s Boarding School, Gray Horse, Osage Nation, Indian Territory open 1888–1913 and operated by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions
104. St. Joseph’s Boarding School, Chickasha, Oklahoma
105. St. Mary’s Academy, near Asher, Potowatamie Nation, Indian Territory open 1880–1946
106. St. Louis Industrial School, Pawhuska, Osage Nation, Indian Territory open 1887–1949 and operated by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions
107. St. Mary’s Boarding School, Quapaw Agency Indian Territory/Oklahoma open 1893–1927
108. St. Patrick’s Mission and Boarding School, Anadarko, Indian Territory open 1892–1909 by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. It was rebuilt and called the Anadarko Boarding School.
109. San Juan Boarding School, New Mexico
110. Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico
111. Sasakwa Female Academy, Sasakwa, Seminole Nation, Indian Territory open 1880–92 and run by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
112. Seger Indian Training School, Colony, Indian Territory
113. Seneca, Shawnee, and Wyandotte Industrial Boarding School, Wyandotte, Indian Territory
114. Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
115. Shawnee Boarding School, near Shawnee, Indian Territory, open 1876–1918
116. Shawnee Boarding School, Shawnee, Oklahoma open 1923–61
117. Sherman Indian High School, Riverside, California
118. Shiprock Boarding School, Shiprock, New Mexico
119. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico
120. Spencer Academy (sometimes referred to as the National School of the Choctaw Nation), near Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1842–1900
121. Springfield Indian School, Springfield, South Dakota
122. Stewart Indian School, Carson City, Nevada
123. Sulphur Springs Indian School, Pontotoc County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1896–98
124. Theodore Roosevelt Indian Boarding School, founded in 1923 in buildings of the U.S. Army’s closed Fort Apache, Arizona, as of 2016 still in operation as a tribal school
125. Thomas Indian School, near Irving, New York
126. Tomah Indian School, Wisconsin
127. Tullahassee Mission School, Tullahassee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory opened 1850 burned 1880
128. Tullahassee Manual Labor School, Tullahassee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory open 1883–1914 for Creek Freedmen
129. Tushka Lusa Institute (later called Tuska Lusa or Tushkaloosa Academy), near Talihina, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory opened 1892 for Choctaw Freedmen
130. Tuskahoma Female Academy, Lyceum, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1892–1925
131. Wahpeton Indian School, Wahpeton, North Dakota, 1904–93. In 1993 its name was changed to Circle of Nations School and came under tribal control. Currently open.
132. Wapanucka Academy (also sometimes called Allen Academy), near Bromide, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Open 1851–1911 by the Presbyterian Church.
133. Wealaka Mission School Wealaka, Indian Territory open 1882–1907
134. Wewoka Mission School, (also known as Ramsey Mission School) near Wewoka, Seminole Nation, Indian Territory Open 1868–80 by the Presbyterian Mission Board.
135. Wheelock Academy, Millerton, Oklahoma closed 1955
136. White’s Manual Labor Institute, Wabash, Indiana Open 1870–95 and operated by the Quakers
137. White’s Manual Labor Institute, West Branch, Iowa, open 1881–87
138. Wetumka Boarding School, Wetumka, Creek Nation, Indian Territory Levering Manual Labor School transferred from the Baptists to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in 1891 and they changed the name to the Wetumka Boarding School. Operated until 1910.
139. Wittenberg Indian School, Wittenberg, Wisconsin
140. Yellow Springs School, Pontotoc County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory open 1896–1905

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Zoot Suit Riots of Los Angeles

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

For several days in June 1943, uniformed members of the U.S. armed forces rioted throughout


Sailors, soldiers, and marines with wooden clubs during the Zoot

The L.A. Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 were a targeted attack on Mexican and nonwhite youths

Soldiers display pieces of the zoot suits they tore from Mexican American men during the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles on June 9, 1943.

June 3, 1943
Contrary to popular opinion the “Tacuche” Zoot Suit did not start out in the Mexican community as rebellious acts against society. Friday’s brought an end to long hours toiling at menial jobs and what better way to start the weekend off than by getting cleaned up, stepping into a jazzy ensemble and hanging out with the Eses’. Chicano’s were classy dressers and going to a party or the club was a perfect stage to show off their slick machismo style. The Zoot Suit was the quintessential garment; high waist pants and boxy, roomy coats were flattering, as well as comfortable; the flowing look of the suit was unmistakably flashy on the dance floor giving the appearance of more substance; maybe even help getting some play from the chica’s.

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However, the humble parents and elder familia weren’t quite as enamored by the ostentatious and flamboyant zoot suit considering them garish and bringing unwanted attention to the many anti-Mexican middle-class White Los Angelino’s. Soldiers and sailors resented zoot suiters due to the numerous yards of fabric it took to tailor them. Those who wore zoot suits were considered wasteful, unpatriotic and committing a criminal act in opposition to the code of rationing. The servicemen justified their racism as expressions of loyalty and allegiance to the war effort, judging the zoot-suited Chicano’s as un-American.

The unwarranted attacks against zoot suiters by servicemen, aided by the manipulation of media generated the impression the majority of crime was committed by zoot-suited gangsters. What originally began as a fashion statement evolved into symbols of defiance, resistance and violence. However what one must remember is the zoot suit wasn’t a Halloween costume, it was an expression of being hip, cool, suave and sophisticated; the zoot suit in and of itself was a form of politicizing independence and the homogenization of American and Mexican culture communicating freedom, confidence and self-determination.

Zoot Suiters Looking Cool


#LetOurVoicesEcho #SleepyLagoon #Incarceration #RacismThe “Sleepy Lagoon Murder” was the name Los Angeles newspapers used to describe the death of José Gallardo Díaz, who was discovered unconscious and dying on a road near a swimming hole (known as the Sleepy Lagoon) in Commerce, California, on the morning of August 2, 1942. Diaz was taken by ambulance to Los Angeles County General Hospital, where he died shortly afterward, without regaining consciousness. The hospital’s autopsy showed he was inebriated from a party the previous night and had a fracture at the base of his skull. This might have been caused by repeated falls or an automobile accident. The cause of his death remains a mystery to this day. However, Los Angeles Police were quick to arrest 17 Mexican-American youths as suspects. Despite insufficient evidence, the young men were held in prison, without bail, on charges of murder. The trial ended on January 13, 1943, under the supervision of Judge Charles W. Fricke. In 30 years on the bench, Judge Charles W. Fricke reputedly sentenced more criminals to death than any of his colleagues and presided over some of the flashiest cases in Los Angeles. Judge Fricke ruled he didn’t think the boys should have their hairstyle changed” since this would “make it difficult for prosecution witnesses to identify them.” It makes me wonder if having a hairstyle, with its association to the zoot suiter’s and lawlessness, was all it took to end up in jail for murder in 1943.

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Mexican Americans arrested after Zoot Suit Riots, 1943

According to White people “They all look alike anyway”, so let’s go back to the beginning; “Mexican’s, who cares, so what”… Within a couple of weeks the Grand Jury was presented with statistics by the sheriff’s dept. According to the report; data gradually increased from a sympathetic angle and escalated to downright racial bias creating a parallel of Latino ancestors crossing the ice bridge from Asia to North America; in essence, drawing the conclusion Mexican’s were cousins to those dirty Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor. “The Indian, from Alaska to Patagonia, is evidently Oriental in background – at least he shows many of the Oriental characteristics, especially so in his utter disregard for the value of life.”

It’s estimated between 300 and 400 people were arrested but police narrowed their investigation down to 40 members of the 38th Street group. Eighteen were able to retain private representations and acquitted, however, the other 22 defendants were forced to depend on a mere 7 attorney amongst them who weren’t allowed to confer with their clients. Talk about hitting the jackpot…

Nine of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to serve time in San Quentin Prison. The rest of the suspects were charged with lesser offenses and incarcerated in the Los Angeles County Jail. In October 1944, the state Court of Appeals unanimously decided the evidence was not sufficient to sustain a guilty verdict. It reversed the 12 defendants’ convictions in People v Zammora 66 Cal.App.2d 166. The appeals court also criticized the trial judge, Judge Fricke for his bias and mishandling of the case which is considered a precursor to the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

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The Sleepy Lagoon Murder case was built on deliberate bad faith police manipulation; severely beating defendants into giving false confessions, irreparable misidentification by so-called witnesses and the balance of unethical suggestiveness from the prosecutor and sheriff’s dept.

When arrests have progressed through the judicial system to the point which the accused is actually brought to trial, the natural inclination is to believe the defendant committed the crime. Why else would they be on trial? So rather than the presumption-of-innocence, the 22 were tried on the presumption-of-guilt.

The premise of this sentence is zoot suiters are the ones who are supposed to be taught in this fight. It implies xenophobic mindset towards the Latinos because even if servicemen lost a battle overseas, the journalists would not describe it as “learn a lesson”.

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Pachucas being arrested during Zoot Suit Riots.

Migrant workers from Mexico were wanted when business was good but were expected to return to Mexico the moment the economy began to falter. The Mexican’s knew if they were willing to work harder, not challenge the political, social, or economic system they could survive in the U.S. although their standard of living would be less than that of the Whites.

The media characterized Mexican’s as simpleminded, gangster delinquents who openly defied US values and customs; the rational being “Mexican Americans had inherited their `naturally violent′ tendencies from the bloodthirsty Aztecs′ of Mexico who were said to have practiced human sacrifice centuries ago” and “would forever retain wild and violent tendencies no matter how much education or training he might receive. What the press neglected to inform the public was between 250,000 and 500,000 Hispanic Americans served in the Armed Forces comprising 2.3% to 4.7% of the Army.

The press having condoned the attacks ignored the fact most of the zoot suit defendants held down ordinary working class jobs and the servicemen who attacked them were deemed heroes both here and abroad. Racial profiling isn’t a new thing nor is the theory of; does it matter who goes to jail as long as we convict someone, anyone…

Interestingly enough, after Japan formally surrendered Sept. 2, 1945 and the US began the recuperation process “Large double breasted baggy suits with high waists, pleated trousers and wide brim hats returned to fashion just as they were in the 1930’s but now with a taste of the zoot in them as well.”

ZOOT SUIT WARS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-LmooHLhAY

Mexican-Americans Risked Their Lives Wearing Zoot Suits | History Of | Racked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpQqfuxRxh8

The Zoot Suit Riots: A Race Issue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARizzMHbBfI

How Anti-Mexican Racism in L.A. Caused the Zoot Suit Riots | History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxtThBTf0sI

The Zoot Suit Riots
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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

White supremacy is not starched white pointed hoods and swastika armbands

By Rudy TwoMoon
Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

I’m writing this so I have written testimony about what occurred here this morning. June 3, 2018 11:35 am.

The dogs go ballistic while I’m in the shower and I can tell they’re barking at the front and not the side door. They almost never bark at the front due to all the kids using the side. I open the bathroom door and peek outside the curtain… I can see through the front picture window and outside are 2 cops, strapped with fully auto rifles “crouch walking aka hunting” down my driveway. Wtf I think as I turn off the water and quickly wrap a towel around my waist… running out the bathroom, pounding issues from the side door. Through the kitchen and around the corner to the side door I see both cops aiming their rifles directly at my chest… I make a gesture like really dude, I’m standing here in a fucking towel dripping water while you point that shit at me… yelling through the door he demands to know if a boy named Eric is here? My daughter is in the kitchen freaking out… I yell downstairs to Liam my oldest, “is a boy named Eric down there because I have cops pointing their fucking guns at me, so if he’s down there, get his ass up here now!” “No he’s not… we haven’t seen him in 3 weeks”… I relay the message. Just then my youngest leaves the room and I hear Addey yell, go back to your room Kai, there’s armed cops outside. I tell, Kai go back to your room right now! (Kai goes to his room where he sees another armed cop looking through his window) Cops point their weapons down and asks if I’ll come out to talk. I give him that look again, ya know the, can’t you see I’m dripping wet in a fucking towel look. Grabbing my shoes I step out. Again with “have you seen Eric”… I’m like “no, but why are you at my house armed and pointing your weapons at me?” “We were told Eric stayed the night here.”

(The reason the cops came so strapped was because the neighbors have called the cops on us so much for absolutely nothing, we have what looks like a rap sheet a mile long… these neighbors have literally gone door to door demanding other neighbors call the cops on us daily exactly for something like this to occur, and all because we have my kids friends at the house. These kids do not do anything off the property nor are they loud. They don’t speed, bump music nor litter… the problem is a bunch of them have Black and Brown skin… Neighbors Ricky and Dottie have made an actual campaign of calling cops daily just to make us look bad. We have never done a single thing to these sick minded people, nothing.)

So anyway, the other cop is walking up and down the street sweeping her weapon like she’s under attack. Not only that but somehow the dumb bitch racks her rifle and loses all the rounds right in the street. She’s stumbling around picking ‘em up looking like a total idiot. (I haven’t a clue as to how that occurred due to them being in a clip)

Eventually, they leave as my wife Dr. Julie comes home… she’s livid of course and says fuck this we need to make a complaint. So off we go to the police station and guess who’s at the window. Yep, the guy who was just pointing his weapon at me, and he ain’t having any complaints bullshit. But he does ask if we mind if they search the house. “Um no, you may not enter my home” I reply. On his radio we hear “the suspect was seen at our address”… we bolt out of the station because all 3 kids are home with 2 other friends. I immediately call my daughter and tell her lock the doors and make sure no one leaves the house. Turns out the 2 kids had enough and were gonna split. Mind you, one of the kids were Korean and the other is Black… absolutely looking nothing like the redhead boy in question. We return and again and same 3 cops are there… fortunately they’re not all strapped like earlier. One cop goes to my very cool neighbor, shows him a pic of the redhead boy and proceeds to make a bold faced lie saying he committed an armed robbery. (He did not commit armed robbery, she said this in hope my very cool neighbor would freak out I guess. They leave again.)

(All this time my fuckhead neighbors are eating popcorn and totally enjoying the show… laughing, giggling and patting each other on the ass and sharing tug jobs all around.)

Turns out the boy got kicked out of his house 3 days ago. He may have or may not have stolen his stepdad’s firearms… (if so, why wait 3 fucking days to call the cops eh?)

They come back but this time have another patrol car from another township. They want to check the garage because the boy was seen leaving his backpack with the guns there… it wasn’t there of course.

So to make a long story even longer, these same neighbors have started rumors against us when my oldest was in 1st grade. She told all the parents we don’t feed Liam, make him get up on his own and even walk to the bus stop all alone…. funny because I was at the stop with him every fucking morning and picking him up every fucking evening. Also if you know me, you damn well know I have never ever used food as a weapon nor would I ever withhold any from a hungry person let alone my own son. This bitch has also started other rumors against us throughout the years. We have never once called the cops even when their dumb drunk asses were whooping it up past 3 am, nor when their Harley glasspack idiot friend stops by.

To try and make friends, I have gone to their house to try and help when their huge tree fell across their driveway… I also brought them beer and just left it with them. I didn’t stay; I just dropped off beer as a gift. What do we get in return? Lying, bullying, libelous KKK actions. My kids are terrified to do anyfuckingthing! They have filmed my kids as well as guests who come to our house, and all for what? I can’t for the fucking life of me figure out what the fuck anyone in this house has ever done to them. I still remember the 1st week we moved in. Julie and I took a walk around the neighborhood and tried to introduce ourselves. They didn’t want to shake hands and looked at us like we had a disease creeping along our faces. We are going to go to the deputy sheriff and see if we can put a stop to this. Not sure if it will help considering Ricky seems to burn crosses with all the other blue lives matter folks.

U.S. SUPREME COURT 4th AMENDMENT RIGHTS

The U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ruled on May 29, 2018 police may not search the area around a private home area, or around a house, known as the curtilage which is part of the home itself and cannot be searched without a warrant even when police think they have seen stolen property on the premises; although the court has long ruled a vehicle can be searched without a warrant if an officer sees something in plain sight. However the Supreme Court ruled police officers must generally have warrants to enter a home’s driveway in search of stolen vehicles… The “curtilage” of a house or dwelling is the land immediately surrounding it, including any closely associated buildings and structures, but excluding any associated “open fields beyond”, and also excluding any closely associated buildings, structures, or divisions that contain the separate intimate activities.

1adam12 – 1adam12 – We got Negros and Mexicans – Send back-up
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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

1adam12 – 1adam12 – We got Negros and Mexicans – Send back-up

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Mother’s Day 5-13-18
My son, Rudy TwoMoon and his wife, Dr. Julie TwoMoon have 3 kids. Those 3 kids have friends. So about 8-10 friends were at the house, actually, they pretty much have an open door policy for everyone, kids included. There are 2 signs posted, one on the front window facing out, the other facing in, both at eye level with house rules. They say things like No drugs, No alcohol, No fighting, be respectful of the house and neighbors, No littering, No loud music, No racing cars up and down the street, only park in front of the house etc. My son enforces these laws without question, no exceptions to the rules, period.

Anyway, my son looks out the window and the cops are talking to 2 of the kids, getting their ID. So my son goes out and asks what the problem is and the cop was very nice and said the neighbor called the police claiming she was in fear of her life because there is always kids at the house and she was afraid they were going to come in the middle of the night and rape and kill her.

The cop is kinda rolling his eyes like “wtf”, so my son explains the rules and the cops’ like “cool” then leaves.

My son Rudy goes across the street to talk to the White lady and find out if something happened. The White lady calls the police back and tells them he was threatening her on HER property, so my son talks loud enough so dispatch could hear. “No I’m not threatening her, and because I don’t want police coming here and me getting shot I’m going back across the street till the police get here”

The same officer comes back and this time my son and his wife go out. Dr. Julie asks White lady “What is it we can do to make you feel comfortable and safe” The White lady turns the question back around and says “Well how would you feel, what would make you feel safe in your own home?” Wife tells her “this isn’t about what makes me feel safe, I want to know what we can do to make you feel safe” White lady goes back to her same question avoiding wifes’ question. The cop is rolling his eyes and they walk back across the street in front of my son’s house. The cop asks how long have you lived here. Son “13 years” – “Well how long has she lived here?” – Son “about 6 or 7 months”. The cop rolls his eye again, apologizes, and says “This is ridiculous; unfortunately when someone calls we have to come out.”

That’s the end, but even though it won’t happen again tonight, my son expects she’ll wait until she thinks that cop is off-duty and will try again.

Bet the White lady thought she’d pull off a Becky (is that what we’re calling Ms. Raisin potato salad from the Barbecuing While Black video?) expecting better results. I hope the neighbor is monitoring my son’s FB page.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLwiFozt-x4

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

First Amendment ~ Freedom of Speech

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the freedom of speech, religion and the press. It also protects the right to peaceful protest and to petition the government. The amendment was adopted in 1791 along with nine other amendments which make up the Bill of Rights, a written document protecting civil liberties under U.S. law. The meaning of the First Amendment has been a subject of continuing interpretation and dispute over the years. Landmark Supreme Court cases have dealt with the right of citizens to protest U.S. involvement in foreign wars, flag burning and the publication of classified government documents. The Supreme Court has also written this freedom is “the matrix, the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom.”

Freedom of speech is the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint. It’s a principle supporting the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.

Although the term “freedom of expression” is sometimes used it includes any act of seeking, receiving, and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. Freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the UDHR states “everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice”.

Freedom of speech and expression, therefore, may not be recognized as being absolute, and common limitations to legal systems sometimes recognize certain limits on the freedom of speech, particularly when freedom of speech conflicts with other rights and freedoms, such as in the cases of defamation (including libel and slander), obscenity, pornography, sedition, incitement, fighting words, true threats, solicitations to commit crimes, blackmail, classified information, copyright violation, trade secrets, food labeling, non-disclosure agreements, the right to privacy, the right to be forgotten, public security, and perjury.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH INCLUDES THE RIGHT:

1. Not to speak (specifically, the right not to salute the flag).
2. Of students to wear black armbands to school to protest a war (“Students do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate.”).
3. To use certain offensive words and phrases to convey political messages.
4. To contribute money (under certain circumstances) to political campaigns.
5. To advertise commercial products and professional services (with some restrictions).
6. To engage in symbolic speech, (e.g., burning the flag in protest).

FREEDOM OF SPEECH DOES NOT INCLUDE THE RIGHT:

1. Incite actions which would harm others (Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater)
2. Make or distribute obscene materials.
3. Burn draft cards as an anti-war protest.
4. Advocating illegal drug use
5. Plotting to overthrow the government
6. Lying under oath in a court of law
7. Publish dishonest advertisements
8. As an employee, you have no free-speech rights at your workplace
9. Shows clear intent to discriminate or sexually harass
10. Discussing medical or financial confidential information outside of work

HATE SPEECH VS. FREE SPEECH
Censoring disturbing or even offensive speech, especially in art and literature, often violates not only the intentions or spirit of the speaker, writer or artist but suggests a willful lack of understanding of language itself: the ambiguity of words and images, as well as the role of context in determining meaning.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary

Hate speech is “speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, threatens, incites discrimination, hatred, or maliciously slurs, defames or is likely to promote violence.”

Hate speech is usually treated as protected free speech unless it is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to produce or incite such action. The Supreme Court has protected the rights of Nazis, anti-Semites, cross-burning Klansmen and an anti-gay Baptist sect to openly denigrate others. The only restrictions, to quote from one Supreme Court decision, are for speech “likely to produce a clear and present danger of a serious substantive evil that rises far above public inconvenience, annoyance, or unrest”

IN CLOSING ~ Some people are offended by truth because of its very nature; however, truth is exclusive and it is absolute, not relative. The absolute nature of truth means it does not depend on, nor is it changed by people’s opinions. Of course people are not always going to agree on everything, as humans we’re entitled to a difference of opinion. It’s up to us as individuals to accept this information. We don’t have to agree with it, but we have to accept there is a different perspective. You never know, a point may be made you hadn’t considered and it might even change all or part of your view. This is how we grow and evolve.

Please remember, a right is one thing, but the freedom to exercise it is something entirely different, and just because we have the right to freedom of speech doesn’t mean we should intentionally offend in order to make our own selves heard. Let’s give ourselves permission to communicate in a concise, direct, comprehensible way by clearly articulating our point without acquiescing to adolescent invectives as we all need to be able to freely acquire and interchange information, be the keepers of our own consciences, and speak out when needed, either individually or as part of a group. If we try to be respectful of each other and their opinions, we can have some great discussions.

~ Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Examining the historical link between the past and present Japanese Experience

Kristeen Irigoyen- Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

#PearlHarbor #LetOurVoicesEcho

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor External, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

July 26, 1940, 4 months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt, with the intention of continuing to grant licenses froze all Japanese assets and ended trade by prohibiting the exportation of oil products preventing Japan whose dependency on the US for most of their crude oil and refined petroleum were ordered to depart from US harbors without loading or unloading cargo. In a confidential 26 page memo dated December 4, 1941 headlined “Methods of Operation and Points of Attack.” and “Japanese intelligence and propaganda in the United States” FDR chose to dismiss the red flags warning war was imminent. “In anticipation of possible open conflict with this country, Japan is vigorously utilizing every available agency to secure military, naval and commercial information, paying particular attention to the West Coast, the Panama Canal and the Territory of Hawaii”.

Yellow Peril Racism began to envelop the country; where at first the Japanese had been welcomed as cheap labor they now became criminals and terrorists and by Feb. 1942 Americans of Japanese ethnicity suspected of having even one drop of Japanese blood were ordered to Relocation Camps. The little Japanese girl who taught my father to write his name in kindergarten was sent to Manzanar and never seen or heard from again.

Allowed to only take bed linen, a few changes of clothing, a personal set of eating utensils and some toiletry articles, the internees were political prisoners left with little dignity as they were herded into the confines of barbed wire fenced enclosures as armed border agents in elevated towers stood guard. Family dynamics rapidly began to erode as multiple generations were forced into sharing living quarters with strangers in unfinished cold/hot and dusty tarpaper shanties with only straw-filled mattresses, a small stove to heat the room, and a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling. Lacking the basic amenities of running water, cooking and bathrooms facilities internees were subjected to communal un-partitioned showers, open toilets, and in Manzanar the constant threat of black widows spiders creeping out from dark crevices and agitated rattlesnakes coiled in corners ready to strike.

The social location of Japanese families gradually evolved into a new structural system of independence and disconnect from established traditions; Husbands felt shamed by their inability to protect and care for their families; with their patriarchy usurped many fell into the abyss of self-medicating with alcohol to relieve stress and feelings of inadequacy. Community dining hall bells announced meal time which served mystery meat and GI rations and rather than the accustomed family meals it became common for teens and children to eat with friends; Social construct flipped whereas before the Issei were in control, however due to a better command of English the Nisei had the ability to secure better jobs and higher wages becoming the dominant force of family politics.

Women no longer sweated their lives away performing domestic duties giving them more time to socialize, learn hobbies and complete their educations. Students were able to excel without having to compete with White students for coveted scholarly positions and were eligible to participate in a number of programs unavailable to them in secular institutions. Young ladies of marrying age found love and weren’t bound by arranged marriages.

Rafu Shimpo appears to represent a whole generation of people from the elderly to the youngest, from full Japanese to mixed racial heritage; whereas prior to internment traditional Issei parents determined Nisei were only allowed to marry within their own ethnic culture.

Pre-internment workers and business owners were primarily physical laborers yet are now highly educated with degrees from prestigious universities and hold prominent positions in major companies, own multi-million dollar corporations and reside in exclusive residential neighborhoods once reserved for “Whites Only.”

Traditional culture is still practiced within many of the communities to uphold long-established and time-honored celebrations and observances.

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Examining the historical link between the past and present, the Japanese experience provides an inside look into the essence of how systems within communities continue to function successfully by integrating cultural traditions into the parameters of a governed dominate society.

Prior to becoming *The New Enemy* and carted off to internment camps the majority of Japanese American families experienced a moderate level of racism typical for minority groups of that era. Pro-discrimination laws were passed in the early 1900’s denied them the right to become citizens, own land, or marry outside their race. The 1907-1908 *Gentleman’s Agreement* consisting of informal letters between American and Japanese leaders virtually halted all Japanese contract labor to America and forbid the Japanese from buying homes in certain areas and barring them from jobs in various industries. By 1913 The California Alien Land Law prohibited Japanese as “aliens ineligible for citizenship” from owning agricultural land or possessing long-term farming leases. But for the most part the Japanese lived a peaceful life akin to other American families; owning or working in small businesses, children attending segregated public schools, men who voluntary joined the military and wives carrying out domestic duties.

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In 1915, the courthouse in Riverside CA. recorded the deed of the house at 3356 Lemon Street in the names of Mine, Sumi, and Yoshizo Harada, the three minor American-born children of Jukichi and Ken Harada, Japanese immigrants living in Riverside. The deed was in the name of the children because the Alien Land Law of 1913 prevented the parents, aliens ineligible from citizenship, from owning property. Jukichi Harada was charged with violating the law. The People of the State of California v. Jukichi Harada became a test case and the state Supreme Court ruled the children could own the house. The Harada House was declared a National Landmark in 1990.

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By 1924 immigration was completely blocked. In the early 1930’s the visiting Captain of a cargo freighter docked in Santa Barbara was given a tour of the city while admiring the hillside scenery he lost his balance falling backward into a bed of cactus. People burst out laughing; not understanding American sense of humor, the Captain felt he was being ridiculed and lost face, he vowed to get revenge on Americans and on Santa Barbara. On Feb. 23, 1942, approximately 6 weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor the freighter Captain, who subsequently joined the Japanese navy as a submarine commander surfaced his submarine near an oil field pier just north of Santa Barbara and shelled the pier. Furthering the fear of *Japs*.

The Dec. 7th bombing of Pearl Harbor was quickly followed on Dec. 8, 1941 when FDR froze US citizen Isai assets and ordered the FBI to follow community leaders by imposing curfews and raiding homes for anything advocating a connection to Japan.

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Dorothea Lange’s censored photographs of the Japanese-American Internment

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They had about one week to dispose of what they owned, except what could be packed and carried for their departure by bus and were allowed only to take bed linen, a few changes of clothing, a personal set of eating utensils and some toiletry articles, the internees were political prisoners left with little dignity as they were herded into the confines of barbed wire fenced enclosures as armed border agents in elevated towers stood guard.

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A Child’s Exit Card


It was Sunday, July 4, 1943. Four-year-old Paul Tomita was experiencing Independence Day, not with sparklers and parades, but by getting his right index finger inked. On that day, he was fingerprinted and photographed for a mint-green exit card that certified he was not a risk to national security. In the photo, Paul looks anxious and forlorn. “My parents are nervous and stressed out,” Paul, 79, says now, as he views the card. “And I know something is wrong.”
Continue Reading https://50objects.org/object/a-childs-identity-card/

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May 9, 1942 Centerville CA Farm Families waiting to board the train

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When the army rounded up and forcibly removed Japanese Americans from their homes in the spring of 1942, people were forbidden from bringing anything more than what they could carry – including any beloved dogs. However, we have heard a handful of stories of people who were able to sneak their dogs into Manzanar, and one story about family who was allowed to bring their dog with them.

Yoshisaburo Kitada was 63 years old when he and his family were forced to board a train to Manzanar. He was gravely ill with Parkinson ’s disease, and his dog provided comfort and assistance. In these two photos by WRA photographer Clem Albers, you can see the pup (maybe named “Miki”) being carried by a family member while they unloaded from a train at Lone Pine Depot, nine miles south of Manzanar. Sadly, Yoshisaburo passed away August 11, 1942, just four months after these photos were taken. He was survived by his wife, three children, and his loyal pup. Yoshisaburo’s granddaughter tells us that the dog lived through the incarceration, and after the war returned to Southern California with the Kitada family. Years later when it became ill, the dog waited until Yoshisaburo’s son returned home from work before it passed away.
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College student Shig Ochi was one of just over a thousand people who “volunteered” to come to Manzanar at the end of March 1942. A week and a half later, the first group of Japanese Americans forcibly removed from their homes under Executive Order 9066 would arrive on April Fools Day. “Volunteers” like Shig came early for a number of different reasons. Some intended to prepare the camp for family and friends. Others simply wished to face the inevitable without days or weeks of waiting. Yet many were surprised by what they found. In a 2007 oral history interview with Manzanar National Historic Site, Shig recalled:

“When Manzanar was being set up, there was a call for volunteers. I really did not have much enthusiasm for studying when the outlook was so gloomy, and at the urging of friends, they said I should volunteer for Manzanar because I would be helping my family out by doing so. So I volunteered. It was quite an experience to see the MPs when we got on this little train to go to Manzanar from downtown Los Angeles – Union Station I think… When we got to the camp…it was towards dusk. I guess they bused us from the train station and took us into the camp, and all of a sudden you find the next morning that you’re essentially incarcerated. I volunteered to go. You say, ‘Wait a minute.’ You’re volunteering and suddenly you’re behind bars.”

Clem Albers, a photographer hired by the War Relocation Authority, captured these two photographs on April 2, 1942. Though taken ten days after Shig Ochi arrived, they serve to illustrate the dusty, confined conditions Japanese Americans faced when they first set foot in Manzanar. Some would remain incarcerated here for the next three and a half years.
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First evacuees arrival at Granada Internment Camp

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Manzanar

The most notorious camp was Manzanar, built at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles. At its peak, over 10,000 people were interned in the 500-acre camp, enclosed by barbed wire, guard towers and armed military police.

Conditions at the camp were unforgiving. Daytime temperatures could reach 110 degrees, while nights could be freezing. Dust and wind were constant, and the crude barracks provided poor shelter. Within these barracks, each family was allotted a 20-by-25-foot cloth partition.

Most of the internees resolved to make the best of their situation, by attempting to create some semblance of normalcy for their indefinite detention. Some built all the facilities and trappings necessary to maintain a community of 10,000.

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Some letters arriving from Japanese-American Internment Camps during WWll were very specific asking for a certain kind of bath powder, cold cream or cough drops.

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Family dynamics rapidly began to erode as multiple generations were forced into sharing living quarters with strangers in unfinished cold/hot and dusty tarpaper shanties with only straw-filled mattresses, a small stove to heat the room, and a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling.

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Amache Japanese Internment Camp

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Looking back on Ansel Adams photographs of Japanese Interment Camp

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Orphaned infants incarcerated at the Manzanar Children’s Village, some with as little as 1/8th Japanese ancestry were ripped from orphanages.

Lacking the basic amenities of running water, cooking and bathrooms facilities internees were subjected to communal un-partitioned showers, open toilets, and in Manzanar the constant threat of black widows spiders creeping out from dark crevices and agitated rattlesnakes coiled in corners ready to strike.

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The social location of Japanese families gradually evolved into a new structural system of independence and disconnect from established traditions; Husbands felt shamed by their inability to protect and care for their families; with their patriarchy usurped many fell into the abyss of self-medicating with alcohol to relieve stress and feelings of inadequacy.

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Community dining hall bells announced meal time which served mystery meat and GI rations, and rather than the accustomed family meals it became common for teens and children to eat with friends.

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Manzanar teen getting ready to have breakfast

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A life Beyond Limits

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Potato Field shows people working against the vast backdrop of the High Sierra’s

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Social construct flipped whereas before the Issei were in control, however due to a better command of English the Nisei had the ability to secure better jobs and higher wages thus becoming the dominant force of family politics.

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The first grave at Manzanar Center Cemetery

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Mr. Watanabe’s signature carved into a low bordering wall

Japanese School MenHigh schooler’s attend a science lecture

Women no longer sweated their lives away performing domestic duties giving them more time to socialize, learn hobbies and complete their educations. Students were able to excel without having to compete with White students for coveted scholarly positions and were eligible to participate in a number of programs unavailable to them in secular institutions. Young ladies of marrying age found love and weren’t bound by arranged marriages.

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Japanese American internees making camouflage netting at Manzanar. Photo Dorthea Lange July 1, 1944

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Mrs. Dennis Shimizu.

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Japanese SchoolKiyo Yoshida, Lillian Wakatsuki and Yoshiko Yamasaki attend a high school biology class.

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The Manzanar Fishing Club.

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#LetOurVoicesEcho #JapaneseInternment_21May 11, 1942 A 23 yr old soldier and his mother in a strawberry field near Florin CA – The soldier had volunteered for the Army on July 10, 1941, and was stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is the youngest of six children, two of them volunteers in United States Army. The mother, age 53, came from Japan 37 years before. Her husband had passed away 21 years prior leaving her to raise six children. She worked in a strawberry basket factory until 1945(?) when her children leased three acres of strawberries “so she wouldn’t have to work for somebody else. 

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#LetOurVoicesEcho #JanpaneseIntermentCampGardenA Japanese Pleasure Garden built by Internees

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Nakamura with her two daughters “Joyce Yuki” and “Louise Tami” walking under a Japanese Style Pavillion. Manzanar Relocation Camp, Owens Valley California
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Manzanar, Calif.–Grandfather and grandson of Japanese ancestry at this War Relocation

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Joe Blamey Editor Manzanar Free Press #LetOurVoicesEcho #JapaneseInternment_20Ben Kuroki, the son of Japanese immigrants who was raised on a Hershey NB farm, is seen in this updated Army Corps file photo. The only known Japanese-American known to have flown over Japan during WWll

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Japanese Americans incarcerated in Manzanar from 1942 to 1945 celebrated Halloween behind barbed wire. Articles from the Manzanar Free Press provide insight into what kinds of Halloween parties people held mostly in block mess halls, as a rather intimidating warning to children, that Japanese American policemen in Manzanar wore uniforms of green pants and red shirts. A photo of a children’s Halloween party in the Block 20 mess hall, taken by Toyo Miyatake in 1943 or 1944, shows a “carved pumpkin” created from paper in the absence of real pumpkins, and on the plate of each child a large pear, possibly harvested from Manzanar’s many pear orchards which had been planted decades before WWII.

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The Rafu Shimpo Newspaper appears to represent a whole generation of people from the elderly to the youngest, from full Japanese to mixed racial heritage; whereas prior to internment traditional Issei parents determined Nisei were only allowed to marry within their own ethnic culture.

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Mary “Mollie” Oyama Mittwer as *Deirde*  (1907–1994) was a Nisei journalist whose writing reflected many of the issues her generation faced during World War II. A leading writer of her generation, *Deirde* dispensed wisdom and controversy through various advice columns and articles, giving Nisei women and men a chance to voice opinions and receive feedback regarding the do’s and don’t’s of delicate topics such as dating and marriage, racism and integration and fielding questions mainly centering on the private lives of people concerned with arranged marriage vs  voluntarily marrying for love,  interracial and interethnic dating, fashion advice, incorporating Japanese traditions into modern day society while continuing to maintain the cultural standards their parents and grandparents expected.

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in camps in the interior of the country of between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who had lived on the Pacific coast. Sixty-two percent of the internees were United States citizens.

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Ansel Adams took this picture of fellow photographer Toyo Miyatake, who was interned at Manzanar. Ansel Adams/Courtesy Photographic Traveling Exhibitions

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The majority of photographs on this page were taken by Mr. Miyatake.

Before World War II, Miyatake had a photo studio in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. When he learned he would be interned at Manzanar, he asked a carpenter to build him a wooden box with a hole carved out at one end to accommodate a lens. He turned this box into a makeshift camera that he snuck around the camp, as his grandson Alan Miyatake explains in the video below, which is featured in the exhibit.

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Fearful of being discovered, Miyatake at first only took pictures at dusk or dawn, usually without people in them. Camp director Merritt eventually caught Miyatake, but instead of punishing him, allowed him to take pictures openly. Miyatake later became the camp’s official photographer, however, he could only set up the camera, and set up the shot, but a White person had to snap the shutter.

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His photos convey an intimacy with camp life absent in the pictures that Adams and Lange took. He captured laughter at a picnic and men delivering vegetables to the mess hall.

His photos also had moments of silent protest. In one picture three boys peer through the camp’s barbed wire fence to the outside world. And in another, Miyatake’s son, Archie, holds a pair of clippers against the fence, “to show,” that at some point, the barbed wire has to come down.”

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Toyo Miyatake as Grand Marshal

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1977 Two Views of Manzanar – Co-Curator Patrick Nagatani ~ Photography by Graham Howe

Fred KOREMATSU

Fred Korematsu decided to test the government relocation action in the courts. He found little sympathy there. In KOREMATSU VS. THE UNITED STATES, the Supreme Court justified the executive order as a wartime necessity. When the order was repealed, many found they could not return to their hometowns. Hostility against Japanese Americans remained high across the West Coast into the postwar years as many villages displayed signs demanding that the evacuees never return. As a result, the interns scattered across the country.

In 1988, Congress attempted to apologize for the action by awarding each surviving intern $20,000. While the American concentration camps never reached the levels of Nazi death camps as far as atrocities are concerned, they remain a dark mark on the nation’s record of respecting civil liberties and cultural differences.

First, second, third, fourth and fifth generation of immigrants
Issei (一世 born in Japan immigrated to North America.
Nisei (二世 (second generation) children born in North America whose parents were immigrants from Japan.
Sansei (三世 (third generation) grandchildren of the Issei
Yonsei (四世 fourth generation
Gosei (五省 fifth generation
Obāsan お婆さん aunt or older woman generally referring to the grandmother of a Sansei
Ojiisan おじいさん general term for older men but generally referring to the grandfather of a Sansei
Nikkei (日系) was coined by a multinational group of sociologists and encompasses all of the world’s Japanese immigrants across generations. The collective memory of the Issei and older Nisei was an image of Meiji Japan from 1870 through 1911, which contrasted sharply with the Japan that newer immigrants had more recently left. These differing attitudes, social values and associations with Japan were often incompatible with each other. In this context, the significant differences in post-war experiences and opportunities did nothing to mitigate the gaps which separated generational perspectives.

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1943 Manzanar Relocation Center taken by Ansel Adams –  L to R – Mrs. Kay Kageyama, Toyo Miyatake (photographer), Miss Tetsuko Murakam, Mori Nakashima, Joyce Yuki Nakamura (eldest daughter), Corporal Jimmy Shohara, Aiko Hamaguchi (Nurse), Yoshio Muramoto, (electrician).

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In 1942 Fred Korematsu refused to follow orders to be incarcerated along with 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living on the West coast of the United States. In 1944, his case reached the Supreme Court. Justice Roberts, in dissent of the opinion of the court, wrote:

“The indisputable facts exhibit a clear violation of constitutional rights… It is a case of convicting a citizen as punishment for not submitting to imprisonment in a concentration camp, based on his ancestry, and solely because of his ancestry, without evidence or inquiry concerning his loyalty and good disposition toward the United States.”

In 1983, when U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel vacated Korematsu’s conviction, she said the case is a “caution that in times of distress the shield of military necessity and national security must not be used to protect governmental actions from close scrutiny and accountability.”

Fred Korematsu himself feared, “As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without a trial or a hearing.”

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Many people who stored their belongings in commercial places came back to find that everything had been looted and they had no recourse but to start all over from nothing.

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DETENTION CAMPS

Permanent detention camps that held internees from March, 1942 until their closing in 1945 and 1946.

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AMACHE

Granada, Colorado Opened August 24, 1942. Closed October 15, 1945. Peak population 7318. Origin of prisoners: Nothern California coast, West Sacramento Valley, Northern San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles. 31 Japanese Americans from Amache volunteered and lost their lives in World War II. 120 died here between August 27, 1942 and October 14, 1945. In April, 1944, 36 draft resisters were sent to Tucson, AZ Federal Prison.

Drone used to create 3D reconstruction of Japanese internment camp in southern Colorado
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GILA RIVER

Arizona Opened July 20, 1942. Closed November 10, 1945. Peak Population 13,348. Origin of prisoners: Sacramento Delta, Fresno County, Los Angeles area. Divided into Canal Camp and Butte Camp. Over 1100 citizens from both camps served in the U.S. Armed Services. The names of 23 war dead are engraved on a plaque here. The State of Arizona accredited the schools in both camps. 97 students graduated from Canal High School in 1944. Nearly 1000 prisoners worked in the 8000 acres of farmland around Canal Camp, growing vegetables and raising livestock.2

HEART MOUNTAIN

Wyoming Opened August 12, 1942. Closed November 10, 1945. Peak population 10,767. Origin of prisoners: Santa Clara County, Los Angeles, Central Washington. In November, 1942, Japanese American hospital workers walked out because of pay discrimination between Japanese American and Caucasian American workers. In July, 1944, 63 prisoners who had resisted the draft were convicted and sentenced to 3 years in prison. The camp was made up of 468 buildings, divided into 20 blocks. Each block had 2 laundry-toilet buildings. Each building had 6 rooms each. Rooms ranged in size from 16′ x 20′ to 20′ x 24′. There were 200 administrative employees, 124 soldiers, and 3 officers. Military police were stationed in 9 guard towers, equipped with high beam searchlights, and surrounded by barbed wire fencing around the camp.

JEROME

Arkansas Opened October 6, 1942. Closed June 30, 1944. Peak population 8497. Origin of prisoners: Central San Joaquin Valley, San Pedro Bay area. After the Japanese Americans in Jerome were moved to Rohwer and other camps or relocated to the east in June, 1944, Jerome was used to hold German POWs.

MANZANAR 

California Opened March 21, 1942. Closed November 21, 1945. Peak population 10,046. Origin of prisoners: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Joaquin County, Bainbridge Island, Washington. It was the first of the ten camps to open — initially as a processing center.

MINIDOKA 

Idaho Opened August 10, 1942. Closed October 28, 1945. Peak population 9397. Origin of prisoners: Seattle and Pierce County, Washington, Portland and Northwestern Oregon. 73 Minidoka prisoners died in military service.

POSTON

(aka Colorado River), Arizona Opened May 8, 1942. Closed November 28, 1945. Peak population 17,814. Origin of prisoners: Southern California, Kern County, Fresno, Monterey Bay Area, Sacramento County, Southern Arizona. 24 Japanese Americans held at Poston later lost their lives in World War II. Poston was divided into three separate camps — I, II, and III.

ROHWER

Arkansas Opened September 18, 1942. Closed November 30, 1945. Peak population 8475. Origin of prisoners: Los Angeles and Stockton.

TOPAZ

(aka Central Utah), Utah Opened September 11, 1942. Closed October 31, 1945. Peak population 8130. Origin of prisoners: San Francisco Bay Area.

TULE LAKE

California Opened May 27, 1942. Closed March 20, 1946. Peak population 18,789. Origin of prisoners: Sacramento area, Southwestern Oregon, and Western Washington; later, segregated internees were brought in from all West Coast states and Hawaii. One of the most turbulent camps — prisoners held frequent protest demonstrations and strikes.

TEMPORARY DETENTION CENTERS
Temporary detention centers were used from late March, 1942 until mid-October, 1942, when internees were moved to the ten more permanent internment prisons. These temporary sites were mainly located on large fairgrounds or race tracks in visible and public locations. It would be impossible for local populace to say that they were unaware of the removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans.

FRESNO, California First inmate arrival May 6, 1942. Last inmate departure October 30, 1942. Peak population 5120.

MANZANAR, California First inmate arrival March 21, 1942. Peak population (before June 1, 1942) 9666. Before it was leased from the City of Los Angeles, Manzanar was once ranch and farm land until it reverted to desert conditions. Manzanar was transfered from the WCCA to WRA on June 1, 1942, and converted into a “relocation camp.”

MARYSVILLE, California First inmate arrival May 8, 1942. Last inmate departure June 29, 1942. Peak population 2451.

MAYER, Arizona First inmate arrival May 7, 1942. Last inmate departure June 2, 1942. Peak population 245. Mayer was a camp abaondoned by the Civilian Conservation Corp.

MERCED, California First inmate arrival May 6, 1942. Last inmate departure September 15, 1942. Peak population 4508.

PINEDALE, California First inmate arrival May 7, 1942. Last inmate departure July 23, 1942. Peak population 4792. Pinedale was the previous site of a mill.

POMONA, California First inmate arrival May 7, 1942. Last inmate departure August 24, 1942. Peak population 5434.

PORTLAND, Oregon First inmate arrival May 2, 1942. Last inmate departure September 10, 1942. Peak population 3676. Portland used the Pacific International Live Stock Exposition Facilities to hold detainees.

PUYALLUP, Washington First inmate arrival April 28, 1942. Last inmate departure September 12, 1942. Peak population 7390.5

SACRAMENTO, California First inmate arrival May 6, 1942. Last inmate departure June 26, 1942. Peak population 4739. Sacramento used a former migrant camp.

SALINAS, California First inmate arrival April 27, 1942. Last inmate departure July 4, 1942. Peak population 3594.

SANTA ANITA, California First inmate arrival March 27, 1942. Last inmate departure October 27, 1942. Peak population 18,719.

STOCKTON, California First inmate arrival May 10, 1942. Last inmate departure October 17, 1942. Peak population 4271.

TANFORAN, San Bruno, California First inmate arrival April 28, 1942. Last inmate departure October 13, 1942. Peak population 7816. Tanforan is now a large shopping mall by the same name.

TULARE, California First inmate arrival April 20, 1942. Last inmate departure September 4, 1942. Peak population 4978.

TURLOCK, Byron, California First inmate arrival April 30, 1942. Last inmate departure August 12, 1942. Peak population 3662.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INTERNMENT CAMPS
27 U.S. Department of Justice Camps (most at Crystal City, Texas, but also Seagoville, Texas; Kooskia, Idaho; Santa Fe, NM; and Ft. Missoula, Montana) were used to incarcerate 2,260 “dangerous persons” of Japanese ancestry taken from 12 Latin American countries by the US State and Justice Departments. Approximately 1,800 were Japanese Peruvians. The U.S. government wanted them as bargaining chips for potential hostage exchanges with Japan, and actually did use. After the war, 1400 were prevented from returning to their former country, Peru. Over 900 Japanese Peruvians were deported to Japan. 300 fought it in the courts and were allowed to settle in Seabrook, NJ. Efforts to bring justice to the Japanese Peruvians are still active; for information contact Grace Shimizu, 510-528-7288.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA
CRYSTAL CITY, TEXAS
MISSOULA, MONTANA
SEAGOVILLE, TEXAS
KOOSKIA, IDAHO

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND CITATIONS:
5 Attacks on U.S. Soil During World War
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/5-attacks-on-u-s-soil-during-world-war-ii
Second Generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) before WWII
http://picturethis.museumca.org/timeline/depression-era-1930s/second-generation-japanese-americans-nisei-wwii/info
When the Japanese Attacked Santa Barbara (1940s)
http://picturethis.museumca.org/timeline/depression-era-1930s/second-generation-japanese-americans-nisei-wwii/info
Remembering The Manzanar Riot
https://densho.org/remembering-manzanar-riot/
List of Detention Camps, Temporary Detention Centers, and Department of Justice Internment Camps
http://www.momomedia.com/CLPEF/camps.html

ADDITIONAL READING
Life after Manzanar
Life after Manzanar
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It Can Happen Here: The 75th Anniversary Of The Japanese Internment (Part I)
by Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago
Tracing the history of one of the most unconscionable tragedies in American history.

FAMILY STRUGGLES TO SAVE PIECE OF JAPANESE AMERICAN HISTORY
Four Japanese-American sisters are weeks away from losing a home that’s been in their family for nearly a century. The Yuge family has lived in the gardener’s cottage on the former Scripps estate in Altadena since the 1920s, when the late patriarch Takeo Yuge became a caretaker for the property. Although the Yuge family was sent away to a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII, all of their belongings were kept safe in the main house. CONTINUE READING
https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2015/05/10/family-struggles-to-save-piece-of-japanese-american-history/

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Wintersburg Village — as the property was originally known — once contained churches, residential homes, farmland, and goldfish ponds used to grow fish that were sold to drugstore pet departments. It was also one of few sites owned by Japanese Americans before the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which prohibited people of Japanese descent from owning property. Today, six buildings still stand intact.
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When the Emperor Was Divine
After the war, the family is permitted to return home. But they return to a neighborhood neither familiar nor hospitable. Their home has been vandalized, their neighbors are at best aloof or at worst hostile, and their sense of place in America is forever changed. Though the novel, “When the Emperor Was Divine” tells a powerful story of the fear and racism leading to exile and alienation, Otsuka weaves a compelling narrative full of life, depth, and character. When the Emperor Was Divine not only invites readers to consider the troubling moral and civic questions that emerge from this period in American history but also offers a tale that is both incredibly poignant and fully human. CONTINUE READING https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/when-the-emperor-was-divine

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Researcher/Chronological Archivist/Writer and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association
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Making America Hate Again – Trump: the National Nightmare

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Trump made 663 promises on the campaign trail and broke 80 of those promises in the first 100 days. Trump backed down on ALL of his ‘big’ campaign promises and made 1,600 false statements in the first 10 months of his presidency. On October 22, 2018 he traveled to Houston to hold a rally for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and said 83 untrue things in a single day, and for the month of October 2018 he said 1,104 things which were totally, partially untrue or entirely false which was more than double his next most prodigious month, September (2018). Trump has averaged 30 false or misleading claims a day in the last seven weeks and as of Nov. 2, 2018; Trump has been caught in 6,420 false and misleading claims and out and out lies in his 649th day of presidency.

A Special Prosecutor is looking into his finances and those of his friends and family. His best advisors have left his cabinet; the House and Senate are refusing to work with him. Trump hates the U.S. Constitution he swore an oath to uphold, protect and defend. The moment he took the Oath of Office and swore to uphold the Constitution he has been in direct and willful violation of the clauses by repeatedly disregarding the 1st, 7th, 9th, and 14th Amendment protections. Trump is in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause from which the Constitution bars federal officials from receiving payments from foreign officials, something Trump has been accused of breaching since before he even took office. He’s also in violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause prohibiting a sitting president from accepting compensation beyond that of his salary. Encouraged Law Enforcement to violate the Constitutional Rights of suspects under their control and has undermined the Federal Judiciary by making multiple comments criticizing judges, particularly over their halting of his multiple exclusionary executive orders; obstructing justice in his ousting of Comey while playing an increasing role in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations as well as the unconstitutional and clear violation of the separation of church and state with his 2018 budget deal which sends taxpayer money to churches and other houses of worship.

Trump gave 62% tax cuts to the top 1% of income earners (wealthy and corporations) and dry thin gruel for working-class families. Repealed the health law’s individual mandates; is attempting to dismantle environmental protection by reversing at least 60 environmental rules propping up the dirty coal industry “drilling our way to prosperity” without regard for the consequences of killing wildlife, polluting our skies, water and farmlands, and has imposed a 30% tariff on solar panels virtually handicapping the solar industry causing the loss of 23,000 jobs, crippling the economics of renewable energy.

He has insulted just about everyone except wealthy White men. He’s spit on a hero, a 4 star family, Vets, Blacks, Mexicans, 1st Nation Indigenous Native Americans and our own citizens in PR. He as spit on our allies and the agreements we have. He has no tact or diplomacy. He has hypocritically played more golf than Obama did in 8 years spent more money than Obama did in 2 terms and has given our tax money to his family of grifters and billionaires. He has appointed family to high positions, met in person without any others available with an enemy not once but twice and one of them was in the Oval Office. He lies on a daily basis and has done everything he can to harm our government. He has placed his cronies in position of power over our education, health environmental and energy departments. None of them seem to be doing very good at their jobs and several have resigned over scandals. He claims a good economy but it really is about to fall due to his tariffs and tax cuts. The last Republican President gave us the Great Recession and 45 will do the same. He is on top of all things a Racist and self-admitted sexual predator and abuser. He has paid porn stars for sex, silence and openly admits he grabs women by the pussy, labeling them dogs. He opening calls for violence and uses Nazi dog whistle tactics to his rabid fans. He is a horrible human who cares for no one but himself. I assure you, were it be the rest of the US (us) or him he would chose himself.

Trump endeavors to undermine the credibility of the courts and intelligence agencies; the media has repeatedly exposed his double-dealing hypocrisy. He has used his office (and Twitter) to target individuals including international leaders. Unceasingly encourages a climate of division and prejudice by attacking the very idea of truth in a daily torrent of despicable lies, and his misogynic demeaning, bullying, intimidating, slut-shaming sexist slurs and derogatory pet names for women and other marginalized groups are thoroughly disgusting. Trumps acts solely out of spite, caprice, and political opportunism, lashing out at U.S. allies like Germany’s Angela Merkel and England’s Theresa May only to embrace authoritarian rulers like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.

Trump’s an intellectually shallow and mentally incompetent leader who lacks any kind of moral conscience; an unapologetic promoter of racial bigotry and misogyny; a personality with embarrassing emotional immaturity, consistently immoral, immorality, hateful divisiveness and alarming instability which threatens disorder in the nation; He’s a leader whose disrespect for the rule of law and our political system of checks and balances can best be described as narcissistic with a pervasive authoritarian paranoia disorder. Trump is a very dangerous threat to democracy and national security.

Trump came in promising to “drain the swamp,” however his lack of political experience has allowed the swamp to thrive. Lobbyists, special interest groups and even foreign nations have been able to find ways into the administration. Trump’s campaign promise to eliminate the federal deficit by wiping out the nearly $20 trillion worth of national debt, instead he signed a government funding bill into law increasing the federal deficit an additional $1.3 trillion.

Trump’s a “weaponized autist” who is clearly dysfunctional in every way. So far the only thing Trump’s been somewhat successful at accomplishing is “Making America HATE Again”. Trump is an embarrassing failure characterized by humiliating legislative defeats, unprecedented scandal, and a remarkable amount of loud-mouth ranting in support of White Supremacists.
~ Kristeen T. Hernandez

What is it about a flamboyant millionaire that appeals to poor White conservatives? Why do they believe a Trump presidency would amplify their voices? America’s historical relationship between the wealthiest class and the army of poor Whites who have loyally supported them was because the wealthy elite offered poor Whites the earliest version of the American Dream: if they worked hard enough, they could achieve prosperity, success, and upward social mobility, if not for themselves, then perhaps for future generations. However enslaved Blacks were an asset to the wealthy, but freed Blacks were portrayed as a danger to all. By creating this common enemy among rich and poor alike, the wealthy elite sent a clear message: fight with us and you’ll remain safe, but if poor and working class Whites who chant, “Trump, Trump, Trump,” believe they have little in common with these “enemies,” they are mistaken. We are all sides of the same coin, a coin which has been held in the pocket of the elite class since the first settlers arrived in the American colonies.

In his eyes, Trump is a self-made entrepreneur who refuses to acknowledge the millions of dollars of family, public, and private assistance which helped him realize his gilt mirrored glass, and pink marble American dream.

The Donald sells himself as a scrappy, self-made man whose vision, tenacity, and business savvy alone have made him one of the world’s most famous billionaires, but Trump is not self-made by any measure. A poster boy for generations of socioeconomic privilege, Trump joined the New York Military Academy at age thirteen, then studied at Fordham University before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. During the Vietnam War, Trump was granted five draft deferments the first four for education, and the last for medical reasons. In 1968, he joined his father’s real estate business, then conservatively valued at $40 million. Donald took over The Trump Organization in 1974 and restyled the company in his image, with his special blend of ego, flamboyance, and rabid ambition. He steered clear of the steerage class and catered exclusively to the rich by buying or building luxury residential properties, office buildings, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and resorts. Capital from his father’s company wasn’t Trump’s only empire-building head start. He depended on both government and private assistance, too, including tax abatements, financial support from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), investors, and, during the company’s 1990 massive financial troubles, a bailout pact involving 70 banks.

By constantly emphasizing existential threat, Trump is creating a psychological condition making conservative brains respond positively rather than negatively to bigoted statements and divisive rhetoric.

Science has  shown the conservative brain has an exaggerated fear response when faced with stimuli they perceive as threatening. A 2008 study in the journal Science found conservatives have a stronger physiological reaction to startling noises and graphic images compared to liberals. A brain-imaging study published in Current Biology revealed those who lean right politically tend to have a larger amygdala which is a structure that is electrically active during states of fear and anxiety. And a 2014 fMRI study found it’s possible to predict whether someone is a liberal or conservative simply by looking at their brain activity while they view threatening images. Specifically, the brains of self-identified conservatives generated more activity overall in response to the disturbing images.

These brain responses are automatic and not influenced by logic or reason. As long as Trump continues to portray Muslims and Hispanic immigrants as imminent threats, many conservative brains involuntarily light up like light bulbs being controlled by a switch. Fear keeps his followers energized and focused on safety. And when someone thinks they’ve found your protector, they become less concerned with offensive and divisive remarks.

SNAPPY COMBACKS BEGINNING

1. Trump has many serious flaws, including incorrigible dishonesty, rampant narcissism; contempt for women and a fashion sense that makes him think that ridiculous hairstyle of his is flattering. But nothing compares to his most prominent, crippling and incurable defect: He’s dimmer than a 5-watt bulb. He relies on a vocabulary the size of a second-grader’s; his tweets are studded with misspellings, random capitalizations and mystifying quotation marks. He flagrantly contradicts his tweets making himself look ridiculous. When he holds forth on policy issues, it’s excruciatingly apparent he has no idea what he’s talking about. Trump tries to conceal his intellectual deficiency by insisting how smart he is. “I went to an Ivy League college” “I’m a very intelligent person.” He has to make such affirmations because all the evidence indicates his cranium contains an airless void. Even the late William T. Kelley, who taught Trump at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had.”
2. “SO AND SO DEMOCRAT DID IT” …. “Well if you didn’t like it because someone else did it, why would it be acceptable now?
3. The “But Obama! But Hilary!” tactic is juvenile and a lame attempt to distract from discussing the current administrations corruption.
4. When anyone says something about Trump his supporters always start with “Well Obama”, you all sound like little kids, when one does something wrong and gets in trouble, then tried to bring up something the other did. Sheezzz, petty and childish.
5. How sad it must be believing scientists, scholars, historians, economists and journalists who have devoted their lives deceiving you. While a reality TV star with decades of fraud and exhaustively documented lying is your beacon of truth.
6. I cannot respect the person who holds the office if that person does not respect the office he holds.
7. One’s respect for Trump is proportional to the respect for the office Trump holds.
8. When Obama was president, Trump tweeted 1.9% economic growth meant “The economy is in deep trouble.” And yet 10-30-19 he’s tweeting “The Greatest Economy in American History!” Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced the Fed’s third interest rate cut this year, guarding a slowing global economy due to repercussions from Trump’s trade war with China.
9. Trump delivering only a fraction of the 6% economic growth he promised. The gross domestic product grew by less than 2% i.e. 1.9% for the second quarter in a year. Trump’s growth rate in 2019 has averaged 2.33%, which is lower than Obama’s 2.37% average. Trump inherited a strong economy, the same way he’s obtained everything else in his life, and he’s squandering it.
10. I understand you’re a fundamentally unhappy person whose subtle indoctrination into a cult is explainable by virtue of your juvenile anxiety socially awkward confusion, and pathological inability to assimilate into normative human culture.
11. Trump is the return of the ugly face of fascism representing the universal corporate rule, the biggest threat to democracy and the idea of justice.
12. In 2000 Donald Trump told Fortune Magazine “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.” Do you honestly think he’s in the White House acting as a public servant?
13. Totally agree Trump 20/20. Twenty for treason. Twenty for ethics. Twenty for collusion. Twenty for lying to FBI. Twenty for money laundering. Yes, Trump 20/20/Twenty/Twenty/Twenty consecutively, with no chance of parole.
14. Trump 20/20 interview broadcast on site at the federal prison where Donald is incarcerated for treason and multiple other felonious acts against the U.S. and its citizens
15. Trump 2020 – Twenty for treason. Twenty for lying to FBI. Served consecutively, with no chance of parole.
16. Trump 2020 – 20 years for Obstruction and 20 years for Treason!
17. Republicans like to say “we’re respected in the world again”. It’s one of the many hallucinatory fantasies you adopted to belong to their deluded alternative universe. Over here in the real world, a survey of 37 nations confidence in the US. President fell dramatically from Obama 64% to Trump 22%.
18. You’re claiming Trump is just making jokes. Only the trouble is, humanity is NOT a joke. Humanity is NOT something we should make a mockery of, yet Trump does this to People of Color every day with his flippant, irresponsible schemes to deter actual human beings in dire need of care and refuge.
19. Trump promised to eliminate the deficit in 8 years. A new report, (Oct. 2019) shows he’s in under three years he’s increased it 68%.
20. 10-25-19 The Treasury Dept announced the budget deficit hit $984 billion in 2019, DOUBLING the deficit of 2015. Trump promised to eliminate the deficit in 8 years, instead he’s increased it 68% in under three years.
21. AVOIDANCE DEFLECTION… Your idealization involves creating an ideal impression of Trump by emphasizing what you’ve been deluded into believing are positive qualities while neglecting those which are negative. Idealization adjusted the way in which you perceive the world around you and led you to make judgements supporting your idealized concepts.
22. Have you received your trickle-down check yet?
23. Trump and his supporters certainly have never encountered the religious concept of grace. Why do Trump’s supporters tolerate his lies? Why do they blindly follow him even when what he says doesn’t mildly reflect reality? It’s because when confronted with contrary information, ideologically motivated supporters simply dig in further. Present them with a falsehood from their man and they ‘might’ acknowledge he was wrong or he lied but it doesn’t have much if any effect on their support for him because they can’t abandon Trump without indicting themselves. The more they’ve defended him the more stakes they have in his survival and fear their own naive unsophistication will be exposed…. (After their response: LOL further cementing my original response to you.)
24. Donald Trump, the avatar of contemporary racism.
25. Omarosa was working for the United States government, not a private entity under Trump’s control. Under those circumstances, an NDA would be unenforceable. All staff for all administrations, including Trump’s, are bound by the laws and rules prescribing the release of material under the rubric of national security. Courts have refused to restrict federal employees’ First Amendment rights about their time in government service. —- “I am going to expose the corruption that went on in the campaign and in the White House,” Omarosa said. “I’m going to continue to blow the whistle on all of this.” – But if Omarosa hadn’t been fired she would have kept quiet about Trump’s racism until she had a book to promote. Omarosa’s a racial sellout and a two-bit ego driven hustling opportunist fully complicit in Trump’s duplicity.
26. You elected a billionaire who is appointing other billionaires to fix the system that made them billionaires.
27. Tax cuts for rich people will not grow your wages.
28. The Treasury Department announced the federal government plans to borrow $329 billion in the current July-September quarter which is the highest third-quarter figure in eight years, as the government faces rising borrowing needs due to higher budget deficits. The projected borrowing is 74% higher than the $189 billion borrowed in the same quarter a year ago and would mark the largest July-September amount since 2010.
29. Did Trump really usher in the new wave of political trolling, or is he just an early-warning system, a canary, tweeting madly by flashing his orange plumage?
30. Voting for Donald Trump says more about you than it says about him. It was a character test, and you failed.
31. I thought with the election over the Year of the Political Troll had ended.
32. A documented study sharpens our understanding of the highly verbal parasites known as internet trolls. These micro-predators actively hunt for hosts in the manner of traditional predators. They’re quite similar to plasmodium falciparum, a single-celled microorganism protozoan. Mentally smaller these sycophants are characterized by extremely limited cerebral function as the capillaries carrying blood to their brain is blocked.
33. Something you obviously lack based on your comment.
34. Psalms 109:8-9 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
35. You’re more offended by my words than the actions of those oppressing you.
36. Please rise above your current level of sciolism
37. I tend to feel sorry for people who struggle with inadequate linguistic evolution
38. I see you’ve been schooled by the cult of ignorance, thoughtless commentary and anti-intellectualism.
39. Trump seldom means what he says; he’s just reaching for an applause line.
40. Everyone says they want to discover the *Truth*, right up until they realize the Truth will rob them of their deepest held ideas, beliefs, hopes, and dreams. Discovering a Truth will turn your view of self and life upside-down. For one who is truly ready, this will be unimaginably liberating. But for one who is still clinging to old ways, this will be extremely challenging.
41. If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying that you want a country based on Christian values, because you don’t.
42. Evangelical Christians are in love with power, and they will sell their souls to get it or to keep it. The teachings of Jesus are used to gain or keep power, and are cast aside whenever they become inconvenient.
43. Trump is far beyond prayers! You should be praying for forgiveness for all of his vile acts and his immoral soul!
44. The Religious right isn’t religious or right!
45. Cease being a one-dimensional insufferable peon and evangelical crusader of sub-mediocrity
46. So of the thousands of religions which exist, the only one you were exposed to as a child is the “Only True Religion”? Wow what an amazing coincidence!
47. Religious fanaticism comes not from deep faith, but from a lack of it.
48. The only problem with people is a level of their unconsciousness. And it is not their fault that they were not given either consciousness or the willingness to raise it.
49. Judging by the old saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you,” you’re hitting 100 percent.
50. Here’s the thing: You have only to look around and allow yourself to truly see what’s going on in order to understand that millions of lives are at risk, including your own and your families.
51. How cozy is the rock you live under?
52. HILLARY… Funny how the “lock her up” crowd is suddenly so concerned with attorney-client privilege, due process etc.
53. The attorney-client privilege protects most communications between clients and their lawyers. But, according to the crime-fraud exception to the privilege, a client’s communication to his/her attorney isn’t privileged if they made it with the intention of committing or covering up a crime or fraud. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/the-crime-fraud-exception-the-attorney-client-privilege.html
54. Trump and his supporters whining about the client attorney confidentiality issue….
55. Department of Justice and code section 9-13.420, which is titled, “Searches of Premises of Subject Attorneys” and states:
56. For purposes of this policy only, “subject” includes an attorney who is a “suspect, subject or target,” or an attorney who is related by blood or marriage to a suspect, or who is believed to be in possession of contraband or the fruits or instrumentalities of a crime. This policy also applies to searches of business organizations where such searches involve materials in the possession of individuals serving in the capacity of legal advisor to the organization. Search warrants for “documentary materials” held by an attorney who is a “disinterested third party” (that is, any attorney who is not a subject) are governed by 28 C.F.R. 59.4 and USAM 9-19.221 et seq. See also 42 U.S.C. Section 2000aa-11(a)(3).
57. If you’re this angry in the presidential victory, you must really need a hug.
58. I don’t have a problem with ignorance, only if you don’t utilize the resources readily available to you, such as the internet. Look up things in order to inform yourself, and if you still stand by whatever your “belief” is, then, at least sound intelligent when arguing for it.
59. Your comment marks a decidedly primitive stage of reflection.
60. That’s because you see what fits your narrative, what makes you feel comfortable.
61. It appears you’ve never been known to use any words which might send a reader to the dictionary.
62. I see you interpret “free speech” as name-calling and verbal abuse
63. You interpret expressing your “free speech” opinions publicly by name-calling and verbal abuse
64. There will always be haters; there will always be doubters; there will always be non-believers, and then there is you proving ignorance is bliss
65. Personally attacking a person due to an opinion isn’t exercising your right to freedom of speech, it’s expressing your inability to debate on an intelligent level.
66. Something you obviously lack based on your comment.
67. I’m glad to see you’re not letting your education get in the way of your ignorance
68. Aww, it’s so cute when you try to talk about things you don’t understand
69. Stop confusing truth with hate
70. You do realize being so easily offended is a form of narcissism, right?
71. You’re obviously a mindless malfunctioning philosopher who could use a sugar fix.
72. If you still believe what you’ve been taught is true without researching it; it’s proof your brainwashing was a success.
73. Mental slavery is the worst form of slavery. It gives you the illusion of freedom, makes you trust, love and defend your oppressor while making an enemy of those who are trying to free you and open your eyes.
74. Refusing to look at critical information just because it makes you feel uncomfortable or scared is willfully choosing to remain in a state of ignorance, and therefore to remain un-conscious.
75. Fooling somebody is easy; convincing them they have been fooled is much harder.
76. It’s easier to convince people through evidence and research, and yet so many refuse to read the documentation.
77. Conforming to society’s demands without question makes you dangerously ignorant.
78. I confess I’m ignorant as to why people who can read and are capable of learning are disinclined to reject information from reputable sources.
79. Lol… I see you’re proudly and willfully ignorant!
80. I don’t want you to think like me, I just want you to think.
81. It’s hard to grasp your train of thought with the continual run-on sentences and lack of pauses delineated without punctuation.
82. Which of the 450 White Right-Wing Extremists White Supremacist groups and 917 organized hate groups in the United States do you belong?
83. I’m sorry sweetie. In order for you to insult me I would first have to value your opinion. Nice try though
84. You’re always entitled to your incorrect opinion
85. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong
86. Try being informed instead of just being opinionated.
87. Has anyone ever told you how painfully mediocre you are?
88. I understand your derogatory remarks are just knee-jerk responses to feeling frustration.
89. Stop pretending stupid before I just accept you are.
90. Smart people read the body of work. Others regurgitate propaganda.
91. Your perception of what is true and good is very much influenced by the prism through which you’ve been taught to view the world.
92. I see you’ve been schooled by the cult of ignorance, thoughtless commentary and anti-intellectualism.
93. The well-placed insult is a key feature of a comic’s repertoire going back at least as far as Shakespeare – unfortunately yours falls in the category of a Comedy of Errors
94. If you wanted to insult me at least put some thought into it
95. Because the truth only hurts those who can’t think for themselves.
96. Freedom of speech does not protect you from the consequences of saying stupid shit.
97. Trump is a man not confident in himself or his messages.
98. Trumps entire agenda has always been undoing any and EVERYTHING President Obama did.
99. It looks like you’re trying to defend Trump’s policies. Would you like me to turn on caps lock and disable spell check?
100. Overthrowing the nation begins by subduing the freeness of speech.
101. Trump’s government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition by increasingly repressive measures which are the source of terror to all citizens creating a country where everyone lives in fear.
102. Corporate tax rates were slashed PERMANENTLY from 35% to 21% BUT they’ve slapped an expiration date on the Middle-Class which have cuts for individuals which go away at the end of 2025. The double standard which gives handouts to corporations are etched in stone while relief for families goes away. So, you’d better save your little bit because after-tax income is going up 2% – 3.2%. because by 2027, more than 82% of the law’s benefits will go to the top 1% of earners in the country.
103. On the morning of his inauguration, Trump and his family attended a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The following Saturday at the National Cathedral. He attended the National Prayer Breakfast in early February. Trump went to Easter services at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church in Florida. In nearly a year since his inauguration Trump has only been to church 4 times. There’s no public knowledge of any other church services he attended.
104. Please continue underestimating me so I can continue embarrassing you
105. What Christianity has done to Indigenous people on earth is one of the most-evil crimes ever committed.
106. Your Euro-Christian’s have killed our fathers and mothers, raped our sisters, stolen our land. You’ve killed and are continuing to kill almost all wildlife, then polluted our water looking for gold, shoved bibles down our throats and refused to consider us until June 2, 1924 when Congress granted us citizenship to OUR OWN LAND. Yet you claim to love nature despite what you’ve done to it.
107. You’ve been taught the standard world view, but understanding issues of colonization is important to thinking critically. If you don’t understand what colonization is, and where it came from, how can you decolonize your own mind?”
108. For those White people who want to take *their* country back, take a DNA test and a history lesson then buy a one-way ticket back to Europe!
109. So, when you became educated by the colonizer in the ways of the noble savage, did you ever once learn from the natives or just accept your approved education document from the oppressor?
110. Never forget, your government has the power it wields only because your ancestors supported criminal activity for personal comfort
111. LEGAL means “permitted by law”. Please explain and be specific, no conjecture, where saying Merry Christmas was ILLEGAL “forbidden by law, especially criminal law”
112. You believe your ancestors won the land by being the superior culture. 1st Nation Indigenous lived in balance with mother earth; father moon, brother coyote and sister bear. One of the best examples of how people got Native Americans all wrong is Cahokia, a massive Native American city located in modern day East St. Louis. In 1250, it was bigger than London, and featured a sophisticated society with an urban center, satellite villages and thatched-roof houses lining the central plazas. While the city was abandoned by the time White people got to it, the evidence they left behind suggests a complex economy with trade routes from the Great Lakes all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. Pilgrims couldn’t believe their luck when they found American forests just naturally contained “an ecological kaleidoscope of garden plots, blackberry rambles, pine barrens and spacious groves of chestnut, hickory and oak.”
113. If it wasn’t for slavery and genocide on People of Color, American’s would have never survived their own government for 525 years.
114. Trump’s a serial adulterer
115. So, you’re religions have murdered, raped, tortured, abused, coerced, pillaged, persecuted, sacrificed, harassed, rampaged, terrorized, swindled, exploited, endangered, threatened, corrupted, committed genocide and lied its way around the world to spread it’s messages, but I’m the one who’s going to hell for not believing in this bullshit???
116. Catering to the rich, taking healthcare away from the sick and elderly and screwing the poor are real Christian values lol
117. In the 8 years Obama was in office there was 7 protests, during trumps campaign and first year he has had over 20 ranging from a couple years of protesters to thousands
118. You are the victim of propaganda because people such as yourself are not intellectually competent enough to search for truth.
119. LEGAL means “permitted by law”. Please explain and be specific, no conjecture; when saying Merry Christmas was ILLEGAL “forbidden by law, especially criminal law” also please share the Code, Statute, Bill etc. so we too can reference it.
120. You’re equating Trump with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, ‘Hitler’ of the Middle East. Sounds about right, GOOD JOB!
121. Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.
122. Per the Gallup Poll Barack Obama is ‘Most Admired Man’ for 10th year in a row and Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman for the 22nd time, and for the 16th consecutive year.
123. Trump made 1,600 false statements in the first 10 months of his presidency.
124. A multitude of people despise Trump while others love him. When Hitler was in power many people loved him too. So how can you tell what kind of person you’re dealing with if Trump is supposed to be supremely good and the devil supremely bad?
125. Backing Roy Moore the republican pedophile of Alabama
126. The only decision the mentally challenged 45 is legitimately capable of making is how many Big Macs and KFC buckets to order.
127. Trump sees ‘both sides’ of White Supremacy but only one side of those he deems enemies
128. Trump’s an intellectually shallow and mentally incompetent leader who lacks any kind of moral conscience; an unapologetic promoter of racial bigotry and misogyny; a personality with embarrassing emotional immaturity, consistently incompetent, immorality, hateful divisiveness and alarming instability which threatens disorder in the nation; and a leader whose disrespect for the rule of law and our political system of checks and balances can best be described as narcissistic with a pervasive authoritarian paranoia disorder. Trump is a very dangerous threat to democracy and national security.
129. Your idolatrous support of Donald Trump and the Republican Party has shown itself unable and/or unwilling to hold Trump accountable and has, in fact, become a captured party by an aspiring autocrat who is telling the world he has the biggest nuclear button.
130. There is no room for religion in politics. Our forefathers were wise to separate church from state, too bad the GOP seems to think they can interject their moralistic BS on those of us who are NOT evangelicals.
131. White evangelical Christian’s have abandoned basic Christian values and have only themselves to blame for lack of empathy from the upcoming generation of voters. They are being used by extreme right wing groups for their own political purposes. Conservative Christian’s have become pawns in that old political adage “When all else fails give them religion”.
132. BOOK: “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff … You need to remember one basic thing about litigation; everything will come out during deposition, and discovery. Trump, his family, his businesses, his administration and campaign, etc. are all under the same legal obligations as the rest of us!
133. Trump tweeted “We want our flag respected and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also!” LOL Trump didn’t sing all the words to the National Anthem during the game’s opening ceremony at the National Championship Game. And not only did he not sing all the words he fumbled the words he did sing, and didn’t even bother to pretend to mouthing the song, all the while standing there fidgeting and randomly tapping his chest out of time while weaving back and forth like a skid row drunk.
134. Newly elected Trump met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. During that meeting, one of the members mentioned to Trump welfare reform would be detrimental to her constituents— adding, “Not all of whom are Black.” Trump was incredulous. “Really? Then what are they?” Statistically speaking, they are White. Whites are the biggest beneficiaries when it comes to government safety-net programs like the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, commonly referred to as welfare. White people without a college degree ages 18 to 64 are the largest class of adults lifted out of poverty by such programs, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The think tank’s 2017 report stated that 6.2 million working-age Whites were lifted above the poverty line in 2014 compared to 2.8 million Blacks and 2.4 million Hispanics. When it comes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP—the initiative formerly known as food stamps—the numbers look similar. Just over 40 percent of SNAP recipients are white. Another 25.7 percent are Black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American, according to a 2015 Department of Agriculture report.
135. Trump wrapped up his 1st year in office with the lowest average approval rating in US history at 39%, the lowest of any elected president in his first term. Obama ended his 1st year with an approval rating of 57%. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average was 49% standing 10 points higher than Trump’s.
136. “Right now, a number of state laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change.” Your stable Genius 1-19-2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om4nRpstKYI
137. The criteria of a narcissistic personality disorder require a whole series of narcissistic behaviors and attitudes all of which Trump displays with magnificent extravagance. Trump is a symptom of disease, not the disease itself, he reflects a mirror image of the souls of his constituents and the image is not pretty. There’s a deplorable element to Trump’s support; it’s fueled by an underlying racism, misogyny, LGBT prejudice, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.
138. Trump cares nothing for Christianity except it gives him cover for bashing Mexican’s and Muslims. Evangelicals have proven the morals and personal behaviors of Trump mean nothing to them so long as he supports the Evangelicals agenda.
139. You need to stop measuring the economy by how well the rich people are doing, especially since, as exhibited by your profile, you are clearly not one of them.
140. Republican Logic: Donald Trump is a true Christian in Spite of cheating on Wife #1, getting Wife #2 pregnant while still married to Wife #1, the cheating on Wife #2 with Wife #3 and cheating on Wife #3 with multiple Pornstars while Wife #3 is home with a newborn.
141. You can’t defend Trump on this topic so you’ll bring up Obama and Hilary because it’s the only way you know how to argue
142. While President Barack Obama managed to make it through eight years in the White House with little more than an outlandish sniff of an idea of being impeached for allegedly being born outside of the U.S., spearheaded primarily by Trump and good ole Sheriff Joe, President Donald Trump so far has been formally accused of an impeachable offense for every month of his presidency.
143. You put up with the over 2,000 and counting LIES Trump has created since he took office. What does that say about you? Ignorant or gullible…
144. Trump and his family relied on massive bailouts of his failing business enterprises from Russian oligarchs close to the Kremlin.
145. The richest 5% of households will receive 61% of the tax cuts under the House plan. The middle fifth of households would get 8% of the cuts, just one-sixth of the 48% share going to the top 1%. The bottom 60% of Americans would get just 14% of the cuts, less than a third of what the top 1% gets. Households earning between $20,000 and $40,000; meaning between 25% and 45% of middle-class Americans would ultimately pay more, not less.
146. Sounds like you and Trump suffer from the same malady – racism!
147. People from 111 different countries are crossing that border, why are you making it a “Mexican thing?”
148. The 14th amendment gives citizenship rights to people born in the US. It doesn’t address rights for immigration and to my knowledge neither does any other part of the constitution. Therefore, there is nothing legally prohibiting rights for immigrants. Immigrants at least have human rights, and those human rights extend in this country. Immigrants may not have citizenship automatically, but they still have rights.
149. People who belch “they’re taking our jobs” are inventing ways to allow themselves to feel justified for their racist ideals instead of exposing their intolerance, bigotry and prejudice. You’re not going to find any Blacks willing because they’d been there done that for 245 years, and the majority of White people are just too damn lazy to squat down in a field 10 hours a day, 7 days a week for less than minimum wage.
150. How much do you want to pay for produce or meat or dairy products?
151. Immigrants pay billions in taxes, contribute billions to the economy create thousands of jobs so they are a positive contribution to our society.
152. The racist ransom note xenophobic Trump is dangling over 800,000 young children, teenagers and adults is simultaneously replacing the guiding principles of humanity with poison. “I get what I want or else they suffer’. Isn’t that how it works – holding the lives of others in the balance; demands in exchange for protection is Blackmail, a criminal act involving unjustified threats to make a gain
153. The unemployment rate for Black’s is currently 6.8%, the lowest level recorded since the government started keeping track in January 1972. Trump’s also right about the Hispanic unemployment rate down a point over the last year; it was at 4.9% in December, down from 5.9% in December 2016. Which is close to a record low, however it’s also up 0.1% point from November. The big problem with his claim is those rates had been falling for long before Trump took office, and their declines don’t appear to have picked up speed. Therefore there’s nothing specific which Trump did to change this as both of these rates have been falling relatively steadily since 2010, early in President Obama’s tenure in the White House.
154. Between January and December 2017, the unemployment rate among Black’s fell 1% point. During the same period in 2016, it fell the same amount. In 2015, it fell 1.9% points. 2014, it fell 1.5% points. In 2013 it fell 1.8% points. Trump had nothing to do with the decline in the African-American jobless rates, or any other groups. He’s completely riding a trend he inherited.
155. Racism is so prevalent. A Black man becomes president and White Evangelical Christians spend 8 years calling him the literal reincarnation of the devil, meanwhile Trump is doing somersaults through moral scandals and these same White Evangelical Christians say “no one is perfect”
156. Fear is the currency Trump used to buy the votes of his base.
157. Unconstitutional and clear violation of the separation of church and state, Trump’s 2018 budget deal sends taxpayer money to churches and other houses of worship which is in violation of the First Amendment by allowing FEMA funds to be used to rebuild churches and other houses of worship damaged or destroyed by natural disasters: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/02/trump-signs-budget-deal-giving-taxpayer-money-churches/
158. Tax payers paid 6.6 million in 2017 alone for Trumps golf trips.
159. Trump made a solemn promise not to run $400 billion deficits. Instead he’ll run a $1 trillion deficit. Does that technically count as a “promise kept”?
160. In 2016 Trump said “We will balance the budget in 8 years without cutting Social Security and Medicare.” Feb. 12, 2018 Trump said “We’re going to raise the deficit by $7 trillion over the next decade and cut billions of dollars from Social Security and Medicare”. Medicare providers alone will absorb about $500 billion in cuts. The “King of Debt’s” new budget is speculated to accumulate deficits of $7.2 trillion over the coming decade.
161. Trump shamed himself by golfing just miles away from where one of the teenagers slain in the tragedy was being put to rest.
162. President’s Day 2-21-2018… A national organization of political scientists announced Trump had been ranked the worst president of all time in their survey of experts, which included Republicans.
163. Trump has refused to impose the latest round of congressional sanctions against Russia, while President Obama’s tough response to Russian interference caused Trump to praise Putin right after his then-transition adviser Michael Flynn spoke to the Russians about sanctions.
164. 2-2018 Trumps Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa, Jupiter FL sued in federal court Judge Kenneth Marra ordered the golf club to refund all the membership fees with interest, which amounted to $5.77 million.
165. After he was elected Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle a class action lawsuit against Trump University.
166. Trump has been sued more than 4,000 times.
167. Trump supporters need to stop going back to Hillary or Barrack and pointing fingers… they are not holding office now.
168. Trump Promise Tracker ~ We’re tracking the progress of 60 pledges he made during his campaign — and whether he achieved his goals. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-promise-tracker/?utm_term=.56d791c3e8444
169. Oct. 22, 2016 Trump issued what he called his “Contract with the American Voter.” This was a specific plan of action guiding his administration, starting from the first day, and listed 60 promises. https://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/donald-trumps-contract-with-the-american-voter/2268//
170. A one-time $1,000 bonus for more than 125,000 Disneyland and Disneyworld employees in the aftermath of the Trump tax cuts not only made for good press, it also makes great leverage. Union members shot down a proposal providing a raise of 50 cents an hour or a 3% increase, whichever was higher. Disney offered the same proposal union members had already rejected only this time, they threatened to take away the one-time bonus. One-time bonuses are certainly less costly than pay hikes. Disney expects a windfall of $1.6 billion from the Republican tax cut which means the employee bonuses add up to just 8% of the funds it will reap. Only $5.6 billion has been devoted by S&P 500 companies to wage hikes, bonuses, and worker benefits. Under the new tax law companies may deduct bonuses from their taxable income as a cost of doing business; performance-related pay increases, however, are not deductible. Disney reported a quarterly net income of $4.42 billion, a 78% from a year earlier and a $9.3 billion in after-tax profit. Walmart and Comcast paired their bonus announcements with significant layoffs. AT&T announced 200,000 bonuses of $1,000 then laid off thousands of employees.
171. The Trump Organization ordered dozens of 12-inch replicas of the presidential seal to use as tee markers on Trump International golf courses. Federal law U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 33 › § 713 specifically states: Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the Vice President of the United States, or the seal of the United States Senate, or the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or the seal of the United States Congress, or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. Whoever, except as authorized under regulations promulgated by the President and published in the Federal Register, knowingly manufactures, reproduces, sells, or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seals of the President or Vice President, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
172. The Trump administration’s proposal to lease roughly 90% of U.S. waters to oil and gas development threatens more than 2.5 million jobs and roughly $180 billion in gross domestic product in coastal states.
173. Obama is a former government official who holds no office and won’t be running for anything.
174. President Trump is obsessed with Hilary and Obama
175. Trump’s deep insecurity comes through every time he opens his mouth. It’s why he’s always telling everyone how smart, knowledgeable and accomplished he is; something that people who are actually smart and knowledgeable and accomplished don’t do.
176. He feels a need to remind everyone that he won the election, usually embellishing the story by characterizing it as bigger and more emphatic a victory than it actually was. As his vanquished opponent, Clinton is a symbol of his potency and dominance.
177. The fact Hilary got millions more votes than he did is obviously an open wound and won’t stop hurting, so he keeps trying to convince everyone the vote was fraudulent and whatever he’s being accused of, she did it worse. All these months after the election, she’s still the yardstick he’s measuring himself against.
178. The holocaust didn’t happen because of the actions of just one man; it happened because of the people who condoned the ones who “were just doing their jobs”.
179. Democracy is built through societies sharing information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.
180. Trump is a vindictive, mean spirited, soulless, empty container in human form.
181. Understand, Trump disguises his own lies by re-branding the truth as fake; an informed adult would have been able to discern the difference by having invested a minimal amount of time in actual research and due diligence prior to commenting. Being able to recognize and evaluate vital information is a valuable tool when commenting on a public forum.
182. A New York state judge, Justice Jennifer Schecter ruled Summer Zervos who said Donald Trump sexually harassed her after she appeared on his former reality show “The Apprentice” can proceed with her defamation suit against him. The ruling could force Trump to submit to questioning by lawyers and lead to further public scrutiny of other claims of sexual misconduct made against the president. Zervos accused him of kissing her against her will at his New York office in 2007 and later groping her in a Beverly Hills hotel after she met with him about a possible job.
183. This appears to be standard procedure… March 9, 2012, Obama phoned Putin from Air Force One to extend his congratulations. Obama told Putin he looked forward to Putin’s May visit to Camp David for the G-8 summit and the two talked about how they could benefit economically from Russia’s joining the WTO. Nov. 7, 2012, the day after the US Presidential election, Putin congratulated Obama on winning “by a big margin” after a tough campaign saying he hoped Obama would visit Russia the following year.
184. Most of the terrible executive orders Trump passed have been reversals of Obama’s Executive Orders
185. Trump’s “Harvest Box” – They know exactly what they are doing, and it has nothing to do with proper nutrition, quite the opposite! Consumption of packaged and shelf-stable canned foods, nothing fresh; no fresh fruits or vegetables, foods high in sodium, fat and sugar. And we’ll see the rates of preventable disease, like Type 2 Diabetes and malnutrition skyrocket.
186. The White House says cutting Meals on Wheels Is ‘Compassionate’ so they’re slashing funding for medical research, climate science, public housing, education, aid to the indigent, infrastructure, and many, many other things while increasing defense spending by $54 billion.
187. Trump and Republicans sold their $1.5 trillion tax cut as a boon for workers, but it’s becoming clear just two months after the bill passed the truly big winners will be corporations and their shareholders. 17 American oil and gas companies reported a combined total of $25 billion in direct one-time benefits from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many of the companies will also receive millions of dollars in income tax refunds this year. The Tax Act then reduces all corporate annual tax bills by a minimum of 40% every year in perpetuity, while adding new benefits which function as government subsidies for the oil and gas industry. The companies’ activities in the United States are made less expensive, thereby encouraging a further expansion of oil and gas operations. Fourth Quarter Reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for 2017 by the 17 U.S. oil companies, looking at the largest companies in production, refining, and pipelines also clearly specified the impacts of the Tax Act in their results. Private companies, such as Koch Industries, which benefit from the legislation, aren’t included as they’re not required to make financial reports publicly available https://psmag.com/economics/tax-bill-oil-company-bonanza
188. Those who are disparaging Stormy for being a slut, just remember, Trump committed adultery while Melania was home alone with a brand new baby. Stormy wasn’t sneaking around, Trump was, and he had to pay for services rendered. Funny how you ignore that tidbit.
189. Stephen Hawking ~ “Trump is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator”
190. Trump personally phoned Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the show’s ratings and yet bickers with Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Myeshia Johnson, forgetting the name of her husband, one of four US soldiers killed in Niger, West Africa in a condolence call and stating “he knew what he signed up for” and criticizing Khizr and Ghazala Khan the Gold Star parents of Captain Humayun Khan killed in Iraq defending America by verbally attacking and insulting Mrs. Khan…Trump is a detestable, repugnant, disgraceful piece of shit. (yeah I know it’s a run on sentence for all you Word Nazi’s)
191. March 30, 2018 As America wakes up to go to work, Trump starts his day already on vacation at Mar-a-Lago. In just over a year as president, Trump has spent 139 days at a Trump property, vacationing. Meanwhile, the average American worker receives 10 days of paid vacation per year. Trump’s campaign promise to voters: “There’s no time for vacations. We’re not going to be on vacation.” Reality: Trumps taken more vacations than any president in modern history.
192. Trump spent $27k in taxpayer money tracking media stories after Stormy Daniels sued him to get her confidentiality agreement invalidated, which opened to door to embarrassing allegations against Trump and a flurry of news reports. According to Federal Procurement documents, the payment was authorized March 7, 2018 by the Executive Office of the President. The money, $27,075 went to a company called TVEyes, which tracks stories on TV, radio and in print. It’s not the first time Trump’s Office has used the service, but it’s by far the most they’ve ever spent … the last being $9,504 in February of 2017, right around the time Trump’s then Chief of Staff, Reince Preibus, allegedly tried to interfere with the FBI’s Russia probe.
193. Since Trump took office, on a campaign promising to bring down drug prices, over 2500 prescription medications have increased by double digits. 40 have increased by triple plus digits. http://www.pharmacybenefitconsultants.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AWP-Comparison-20161231-to-20180301.pdff
194. Trump’s companies have been cited for 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. That includes 21 citations against the defunct Trump Plaza in Atlantic City and three against the also out-of-business Trump Mortgage LLC in New York. In addition to the lawsuits, the review found more than 200 mechanic’s liens — filed by contractors and employees against Trump, his companies or his properties claiming they were owed money for their work — since the 1980’s. The liens range from a $75,000 claim by a Plainview, N.Y., air conditioning and heating company to a $1 million claim from the president of a New York City real estate banking firm. Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, records released by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in 1990 show that at least 253 subcontractors weren’t paid in full or on time, including workers who installed walls, chandeliers and plumbing. Trump businesses renege on contracts, refuse to pay, or consistently attempt to change payment terms after work is complete as is alleged in dozens of court cases. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/
195. One man died and six firefighters were injured after a four-alarm fire broke out in an apartment at Trump Tower in New York City and yet all Trump bragged it was “well-built building.” He did not acknowledge the man’s death or the firefighters’ injuries. (the second fire in this building this year)
196. In 2017 Trump became the first president ever not to take part in the Correspondents Dinner and refuses to take part this year as well by repeatedly attacked the media, dubbing news outlets who report critically on his administration as “fake news”. Regan was the only president not to take part in the dinner in 1981, when he was recovering at Camp David from an assassination attempt, however he did give his address by telephone.
197. Trump came in promising to “drain the swamp,” however his lack of political experience has allowed the swamp to thrive. Lobbyists, special interest groups and even foreign nations have been able to find ways into the administration.
198. Trumps campaign promise was to eliminate the federal deficit by wiping out the nearly $20 trillion worth of national debt; instead he signed a government funding bill into law increasing the federal deficit an additional $1.3 trillion for domestic and military programs.
199. Trump pledged to eliminate the national debt “over a period of eight years.” But for the first time in US history the national debt surpassed $21 trillion. Congress passed, and Trump signed a suspension on the federal debt limit allowing the government to borrow an unlimited amount of money until March 1, 2019. The GOP-led Congress passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut bill and a two-year spending deal which, together, are expected to drive the deficit and debt further upward. Under Obama the annual deficit was cut to under $500 billion a year.
200. Trump says struggling U.S. farmers will patriotically take the hit for his trade war. “But if we do a deal with China, if, during the course of a negotiation they want to hit the farmers because they think that hits me, I wouldn’t say that’s nice, but I tell you, our farmers are great patriots. They understand that they’re doing this for the country. Trade wars are good and easily won. It’s not possible to have true gain without the pain. The battle is worth the victory, and we will win.”
201. Yep, Trump’s draining the swamp alright, 19 indictments, 5 guilty plea deals, 39 House Republicans retiring, running for another office, resigning outright and leaving Congress at the fastest pace in history.
202. There will be at least 58 vacated House seats up for grabs by the time the November 6 midterm elections roll around, and 39 of those are Republican seats.
203. Except for the 19 indictments, 5 guilty plea deals, the legal warrant to search Paul Manafort’s home, the legal warrant to seize Michael Cohen’s materials, and the cooperation of Flynn, Papadopoulos, and Gates, other than that, yeah. Total witch hunt! lol
204. “He wanted this individual removed from his job simply because he was black.” – former Trump casino executive Jack O’Donnell.
205. You’re still bitching and moaning about HILLARY’S EMAILS even though: Comey announced a review of the emails had turned up no evidence, no criminal charges were warranted and the investigation to this day remains closed, plus Comey used his personal email for FBI business, an action “inconsistent” with FBI policy.
206. You’re still bitching and moaning about HILLARY’S EMAILS, are you going to bitch and moan about Scott Pruitt using 4 ‘Secret’ Email Accounts?
207. Trump’s a “weaponized autist” who is clearly dysfunctional in every way.
208. Ahhh, “meme magic” the signal for “help I’m floundering”
209. Which of the three high-volume troll-distribution centers do you work for, and are you a “cross-poster” for all three boards or just have a pseudo-political agenda with one?
210. What’s the difference between using a slur to make a political point, and actually being a racist, anti-Semitic, ableist, or misogynistic?
211. No matter how many missiles Trump launches at Syria. None of them will hit Comey or Mueller.
212. When “Trump can do no wrong” people make their way to the comment section
213. As of April 16, 2018 Trump, has spent 101 days visiting his own golf clubs at a cost of $64,147,610
214. Tax Day is over—will you see any benefits from the Trump Tax next year? Spoiler alert: Probably not. America’s 5,000 richest families get an $83 million tax cut, and everyone else picks up the bill.
215. He acknowledged he stayed overnight during the infamous 2013 Moscow trip. “Of course I stayed there. I stayed there a very short period of time, but of course I stayed”. The trip matches the unconfirmed “dossier” of salacious, unconfirmed allegations, including the claim he hired prostitutes and asked them to urinate on a hotel bed Obama slept in for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. He went on to claim that Comey “lied” when the then-FBI director wrote in a memo Trump told him that he didn’t stay on the trip overnight.
216. Trump represents an extraordinary challenge to the norms of responsible governance through his alarming nepotism and incompetence.
217. Yes, Trump did donate his presidential salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education, but he still wants to cut $9.2 BILLION from its budget and $100,000 to Veterans, YET, lest we neglect to mention the $30 million military parade he wants to throw in honor of himself. Donating is part of the reporting when a president releases his tax returns to the public every year. The public learns how much the president earned from his salary and other sources, and what percentage he gave to charity. Trump has never done so, and gives a bogus reason for keeping his tax returns secret probably because he also retains his financial stake in the Trump Organization and, while he has handed operations over to his two adult sons he continues to profit from their worldwide business dealings.
218. Feb. 3, 2017 Trump’s personal doctor for more than 35 years, Harold Bornstein says bodyguard, lawyer ‘raided’ his office, took medical files. Bornstein said he felt “raped, frightened and sad” after White House aide Keith Schiller, Trump’s bodyguard and serving as director of Oval Office operations at the White House and lawyer Alan Garten showed up unannounced and took Trump’s files. The original and only copy of Trump’s charts, including lab reports under Trump’s name as well as under the pseudonyms his office used for Trump, were taken. Bornstein said he was not given a form authorizing the release of the records and signed by the president known as a HIPAA release, which is a violation of patient privacy law. State law requires a doctor maintain records for at least six years so a doctor handing over his original records runs the risk of violating New York state law,”
219. Trump’s refusal to divest himself of his hotels and golf courses, despite his promises to do so during the campaign has made it possible for Republican candidates and parties to put money directly into his pocket. The RNC and other Republican committees and candidates have spent nearly $2 million of their donors’ money so far at hotels and resorts that enrich Trump personally.
220. Whatever you think about the activities of Hillary and the Clinton Foundation, there’s no denying Trump and his cronies are engaged in a much more flagrant version of pay-to-play. We’re still waiting on Trump’s tax returns and those he meets with on the sly at the White House and Mar-a-Lago, are much more nefarious will eventually be revealed. Where did all those chanting “lock her up” go? It’s awfully quiet now Trump and his friends are making millions while he’s in office.
221. A Comprehensive List Of Everything Don Jr. Doesn’t Know About That Infamous Meeting https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/everything-donald-trump-jr-doesnt-know-about-meeting_us_5afc5fd4e4b0779345d52258
222. NFL teams being fined for players kneeling is how Fascism grabs a nation. Trump is practicing national capitalism, just like China and Germany by declaring a private industry to enforce his doctrine. Wake up, how many clues do you need?
223. Will the intellectually shallow and mentally incompetent leader who lacks any kind of moral conscience; an unapologetic promoter of racial bigotry and misogyny; a personality with embarrassing emotional immaturity, consistently dishonest, hateful divisiveness with alarming instability which threatens disorder in the nation now verbally abuse and attempt to intimidate ABC/Disney unless they reinstate Rosanne?
224. Mueller’s prosecutors have so far obtained guilty pleas from five individuals, including three former Trump campaign staffers, and indictments of 14 other people and three companies. That total includes 13 Russians, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that was used to create and disseminate propaganda to help Trump win. A former business partner of Michael Cohen’s has agreed to cooperate in that probe and plead to New York state charges.
225. The president cannot pardon someone for a state offense. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the president the “Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
226. By refusing to divest from his businesses and foreign holdings, Trump is profiting off the presidency. Foreign governments are spending money at his properties to curry favor with his administration, while Trump Jr. delivers foreign policy speeches and meets with real estate brokers on the same trip to India.
227. The Trump administration called immigrant children future criminals on the same day Border Patrol was accused of sexually and physically abusing child detainees.
228. Trumps contradiction and moral flexibility is indicative of his mental instability.
229. Trumps ideologically is inconsistent; he applies different standards to different people.
230. Pence made a show of walking out of an NFL game because he would “not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.” Where was this concern for dignity and our soldiers when Trump declared John McCain was “not a war hero because he was captured.” Where is the concern for the military and their families when the Trump-Pence administration eliminated financial protections for military members targeted by predatory lenders?
231. Donald Trump Reports He’s Getting Rich as President https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/donald-trump-reports-hes-getting-rich-off-the-presidency/530718/?utm_source=fbia The president’s submission to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics claims tens of millions of dollars in income from his real-estate empire. 98 pages of financial disclosures offer a partial snapshot of Trump’s income and assets from January 2016 to April 2018, as well as indications he’s reaped at least a partial windfall since his most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission last year. The filings offer less detailed information about his precise financial situation than would be obtained from his tax returns.
232. You spent 8 years criticizing every move of Obama, but the minute Trump was sworn in you started telling everyone that “Christians should respect the president” and that being “divisive” is a sin.
233. You claimed Barack Obama’s election was the result of evil forces, but the minute Trump was sworn into office you started quoting verses about how “God picks a nation’s kings and queens.”
234. Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, improperly has used government resources at least 40 times during his tenure, costing taxpayers more than $150,000
235. You sound like a child, no wonder Trump loves the ignorant and poorly educated.
236. Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank. Marco Rubio’s Conservative Solutions PAC and his Florida First Project received $1.5 million through Blavatnik’s two holding companies. Other high dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000.
237. Trump lied again; there is no “Open Borders Bill.” There is, in fact, a bill Feinstein has written and every Democrat in the Senate has signed. It is not called the Open Borders Bill, because it’s not about opening the borders at all. It’s called the “Keep Families Together Act”; it was written in June, during the height of the family separation crisis at the US-Mexico border to stop the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting parents who crossed into the US illegally, separating parents from children and placing them in the Department of Health and Human Services.
238. Trump praised Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign in May 2017, saying “any guy who can do a body slam … he’s my guy”
239. ATTACKING THE PRESS Trump told veteran journalist Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes “You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN9gGYiWajM
240. Per the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution adopted on July 9, 1868; the citizenship of persons born in the United States has been controlled by its Citizenship Clause, which states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
241. Trump incorrectly stated “we’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States.” However, there are thirty nine (39) countries, most in the Western Hemisphere, provide birthright citizenship: Antigua, Argentina, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chad , Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Grenadines, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mexico, Nevis, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru , Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Tanzania, Trinidad, Tobago, Tuvalu, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
242. But it’s okay because you’re using the “But Hillary, But Obama Card” widely used by Republicans when they need to deflect Trump’s lies or lack any actual intelligent argument.
243. Being informed is what makes us make better choices when it comes to politics when it comes to deciding what the future holds not only for the United States, but for the world at large.
244. Trump has often sought to link all immigrants, regardless of their legal status, to crime despite a significant body of research that has shown immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens.
245. Truth is the natural enemy of the GOP.
246. IMPEACHMENT… Republicans have been trying to discount the whistleblower’s complaint about the call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky which is overwhelmingly supported by public evidence, by attacking the still-anonymous person out to get Trump. Within minutes, senior officials including national security adviser John Bolton were being pinged by subordinates about problems with what the president had said to his Zelensky, scrambling to obtain a rough transcript that was already being “locked down” on the highly classified computer network.
247. IMPEACHMENT …The Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse the president of wrong doing. A sitting president is “constitutionally immune” from indictment and criminal prosecution. It concluded that criminal charges against a president would “violate the constitutional separation of powers” delineating the authority of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. Although, a former president can be indicted for conduct that occurred while in office which means Trump can be removed from office and then prosecuted as long as the statute of limitations or the time prosecutors have to file charges after a crime has been uncovered, has not expired. Many federal crimes have a five-year statute of limitations which means if Trump is re-elected in 2020, he may be beyond the statute of limitations before he is out of office.
248. IMPEACHMENT ~ TAXES … …The subpoena wasn’t directed at the president, but rather his accounting firm, and unlike attorney-client privilege which preserves the confidentiality of communications between an attorney and his or her client secrets in the face of a legal demand to testify under oath, the accounting firm does not have Attorney-client privileges.
249. IMPEACHMENT ~ TAXES …After Years of Fighting It, Trump has been told by judges that he has to turn over his tax returns. A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court Appeals all ruled that Trump’s tax return isn’t protected just because he is the president and can still be investigated. Presidential immunity does not bar the enforcement of a state grand jury subpoena directing a third party to produce non-privileged material, even when the subject matter under investigation pertains to the President.
250. IMPEACHMENT ~ TAXES …Congress has a duty to conduct oversight of departments and officials, the duty involves evaluating the IRS policy to audit all presidents’ tax returns. The 1924 law gives the House Ways and Means Committee the power to request tax returns from the Treasury Department for review. Individual income tax returns of a President are subject to mandatory examination, and while there is no law requiring Trump to publicly release his tax returns, federal law of IRS Code section 6103(f) statute states the IRS “shall furnish” tax returns to the committee chair upon request, therefore requiring Trump’s tax returns to be given to Congress.
~~Trump has credibly been accused of engaging in criminal activity for decades. It’s undisputed he is still profiting from his businesses. There is substantial information in the public record suggesting he is for sale and many of his public policy decisions have been made for corrupt reasons. Trump’s tax returns provide information shedding light on his ulterior motives.
251. IMPEACHMENT ~ TAXES … The secretary of the Treasury (or his delegate) “shall furnish” the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee with any tax return or return information requested in writing. The Ways and Means Committee have an obligation to demand Trump’s tax returns as part of fulfilling its oversight duties.
252. 10-16-19 Trump made a speech in honor of Italian President Sergio Mattarella’s White House visit. ProPublica reported major inconsistencies between Trump’s tax documents and disclosures made to lenders. Two Trump associates, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, are both serving prison time for crimes that include falsifying tax & bank records.
253. Interesting how Trump supporters sound ignorant and totally ill-informed yet still manage such an amazing command of the English language.
254. Congress released Trump-Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Texts July 19 to Sept. 9 https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=6453863-Ukraine-Texts-100319
255. Trump campaign events create a “two-fer” benefiting the president. When he holds a fundraiser at one of his properties, not only do donors contribute to his campaign, his business collects funds from his campaign for space rental and catering, some of which ultimately ends up in his pocket. Charging your campaign for an event held at your place for events for your personal benefit is stealing in plain sight.
256. Mitch McConnell has vowed to block a bill allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, saving Americans $365 billion a year.
257. Since Donald Trump’s 2015 presidential campaign hate crimes against Latinxs in Los Angeles increased 69% by 2016. Nationally, hate crimes against Latinos increased roughly 18% in 2018. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes and groups nationally, reported in February hate groups had reached a record high in 2018 of 1,020 — “following three consecutive years of decline near the end of the Obama administration.”
258. It doesn’t matter who the whistleblower is, what matters is all the corroborating evidence, including but not limited to Trump admitting guilt.
259. The only reason the senate is still defending the indefensible despite the numerous impeachable offenses is because then they’d have to admit their own ineptitude and corruption.
260. In 2014 the Republicans had control of the House and the Senate. Hunter Biden received his appointment to the Burisma board in 2014. If the Republicans thought this was so egregious, such a display of nepotism, why didn’t they investigate it then? The Republicans had TOTAL control of the House and the Senate; it would have gone through like a hot knife through butter. I want someone to ask that question, #GymJordan was around, why wasn’t his panties in a bunch then?..”
261. How sad it must be – believing that scientists, scholars, historians, economists, and journalists have devoted their entire lives to deceiving you, while a reality tv star with decades of fraud and exhaustively documented lying is your only beacon of truth and honesty.
262. Federal agencies spend approximately $3.4 million per Trump golf visit to Mar-a-Lago.
263. LESSER OF TWO EVILS… That’s like saying “What’s your favorite sexually transmitted disease… mines the clap.”
264. PELOSI: Relax, she ripped up some paper, it’s not like she ripped off a kid’s cancer charity.

SNAPPY COMBACKS END

MENTAL ILLNESS

Trump is a Narcissistic-Paranoid-Sadistic-Psychopath which is a very dangerous form of mental illness, identical to that suffered by Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. Malignant narcissism is a combination of 4 traits, which include narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality disorder (the psychology of a criminal – someone who routinely lies) and sadism. He is driven and derives intense pleasure from harming, humiliating, and degrading people.

Trump demonizes immigrants identical to how Hitler demonized Jews. Hitler not only demonized Jewish people but he made them “powerfully evil” by creating a narrative for his followers which implies “unless they are destroyed, we will be destroyed.” He has the same psychology as Hitler, Trump is someone who if given the chance, would enact that same destructive genocide agenda.

Malignant narcissistic leaders tend to commit constant purges against their own administration. Hitler did this, Mussolini did this, as did Stalin and Saddam Hussein, they’re paranoid about their own staff, they kept purging them, anyone with independence, are disposed of. Malignant narcissistic leaders want to be able to act out their worst impulses and anyone who constrains them becomes their ultimate enemy. Only yes men and opportunists who don’t defy the “great leader” are kept. We’ve seen Trump do this at a faster rate than any other president in American history.

A PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF TRUMP’S SUPPORT

Trump people put their practical concerns above their moral ones. To them, it doesn’t make a difference if he’s a vagina-grabber, or if his campaign team colluded with Russia to help him defeat his political opponent. Their distaste for the establishment and democrats is a symbolic middle finger directed at Washington.

The loyalty of Trump supporters is explained by America’s addiction to entertainment and reality TV. It doesn’t matter what Trump actually says because he’s so amusing to watch. With Trump, you’re always left wondering what outrageous thing he is going do or say next. He keeps us on the edge of our seat, and for that reason, some Trump supporters forgive anything he says. They’re happy as long as they are kept entertained.

Science has proven the conservative brain has an exaggerated fear response when faced with stimuli perceived as threatening. A 2008 study in the journal Science found conservatives have a stronger physiological reaction to startling noises and graphic images compared to liberals. A brain-imaging study published in Current Biology revealed, those who lean right politically tend to have a larger amygdala — an electrically active structure during states of fear and anxiety. And a 2014 fMRI study found it’s possible to predict whether someone is conservative simply by looking at their brain activity while they view threatening or disgusting images, such as mutilated bodies. Specifically, the brains of self-identified conservatives generated more activity overall in response to the disturbing images. Their brain responses are automatic, not influenced by logic or reason. As long as Trump continues to portray immigrants as imminent threats, conservative brains involuntarily light up like light bulbs being controlled by a switch. Fear keeps Trumps followers energized and focused on safety. They think they’ve found their protector so they’ve become less concerned with offensive and divisive remarks.

Trump’s conspiracy theories target the mentally vulnerable and those who predominantly support Trump and his crackpot allies like Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones suffering from psychological illnesses that involve paranoia and delusions, such as schizophrenia, or are at least vulnerable to them, like those with schizotypy personalities and their magical thinking have a tendency to make connections between things which are actually unrelated in reality.

Also there’s a direct link between national collective narcissism and support for Donald Trump. This correlation was discovered by researchers at the University of Warsaw, who surveyed over 400 Americans with a series of questionnaires about political and social beliefs. Where individual narcissism causes aggressiveness toward other individuals, collective narcissism involves negative attitudes and aggression toward ‘outsider’ groups who are perceived as threats.

Terror Management Theory predicts when people are reminded of their own mortality, which happens with Trump’s fear mongering, they more strongly defend those who share their worldviews and national or ethnic identity, acting out more aggressively towards those who do not.

By constantly emphasizing existential threat, Trump has created a psychological condition making their brains respond positively rather than negatively to bigoted statements and divisive rhetoric, so not only do death reminders increase nationalism, they influence voting habits in favor of more conservative presidential candidates.

The Dunning-Kruger effect explains that the problem isn’t just these people are misinformed; the facts are, they are completely unaware they’re misinformed, which creates a double burden. Understand, the knowledge and intelligence are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize they’re not good at that task, and if they lack such knowledge and intelligence, they remain ignorant they’re not good at the task. This includes political judgment. These people cannot be reached because they mistakenly believe they’re the ones who should be reaching others.

Trump exacerbates collective narcissism with his anti-immigrant, anti-elitist, and strongly nationalistic rhetoric. By referring to his supporters, overwhelmingly white, as being “true patriots” or “real Americans,” he promotes a brand of populism which is the epitome of “identity politics,” a term associated with the political left. Left-wing identity politics, as misguided as they may sometimes be, are generally aimed at achieving equality, while the right-wing brand is based on a belief that one nationality or race is superior or entitled to success and wealth for no other reason than identity.

Trump’s speeches appeal to those with Social dominance orientation by repeatedly making a clear distinction between groups who have a generally higher status in society (White), and those groups typically thought of as belonging to a lower status i.e. immigrants and minorities.

The Republican party, going as far back to Richard Nixon’s “southern strategy,” has historically used tactics appealing to bigotry by lacing speeches with “dog whistles” i.e. code words signaling prejudice toward minorities and designed to be heard by racists. While the dog whistles of the past were subtler, Trump’s signaling is sometimes shockingly direct. There’s no denying he routinely appeals to racist and bigoted supporters when he calls Muslims “dangerous” and Mexican as “rapists” and “murderers,” in a blanketed fashion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent study has shown support for Trump is correlated with a standard scale of modern racism.

An anguished question from a Trump supporter: “Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?”
“Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?”

The serious answer:

Here’s what we really think about Trump supporters. You saw a man who owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought “Fine.” You saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, “Okay.” You heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, “No problem.” When he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, “Not an issue.” You saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn’t care, you chirped, “He sure knows me.” You heard him illustrate his own character by telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, you said, “That’s cool!” When you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw. You heard him brag he doesn’t read books, you said, “Well, who has time?” When the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, “That makes sense.” When you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, “Yes!” You heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man’s coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, “What a great guy!” You have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and White Supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, “Thumbs up!” You hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding they praise his electoral win, you said, “That’s the way I want my President to be.” You have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they’re supposed to be regulating and you have said, “What a genius!” You’ve heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, “That’s smart!” You heard him say it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you said, “That makes sense.” You have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, “falling in love” with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, “That’s statesmanship!” When Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1,500 kids. Opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas – he explains they’re just “animals” – and you say, “well, ok then.” You witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise. When Trump said “I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court” you made degrading remarks about a victim of sexual abuse”. You victim-blamers be aware, in all likelihood, at least one woman you know and love, maybe your wife, girlfriend, mom or sister silently decides she cannot trust you.

What you Trump supporters don’t get is, we think you’re stupid which may be wrong, but it’s also, charitable. Because if you’re NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are *less* flattering.

HERE’S WHAT WE REALLY THINK ABOUT TRUMP SUPPORTERS

They see a man who owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, they think “Fine.” They saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, they say, “Okay.” They heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, they say, “No problem.” When he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, they say, “Not an issue.” They saw him brag he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and they wouldn’t care, they chirp, “He sure knows me.” They hear him illustrate his own character by telling a cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, they say, “That’s cool!” When they saw him mock the disabled, they thought it was the funniest thing they ever saw. They heard him brag he doesn’t read books, they said, “Well, who has time?” When the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, they say, “That makes sense.” When you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and he would hire attorneys, they think, “Yes!” They hear him tell one rally to confiscate a man’s coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, they said, “What a great guy!” They have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and White Supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and they have said, “Thumbs up!” They hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding they praise his electoral win, they say, “That’s the way I want my President to be.” They have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they’re supposed to be regulating and they have said, “What a genius!” You’ve heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and they say, “That’s smart!” They heard him say it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and they say, “That makes sense.” They have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, “falling in love” with the dictator of North Korea, and they say, “That’s statesmanship!” When Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1,500 kids. Opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas – he explains they’re just “animals” – and they say, “well, ok then.” They witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for themselves, the working American voter, and they still show up grinning and wearing their MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise. When Trump said “I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court” they made degrading remarks about a victim of sexual abuse”. They as the victim-blamers, be aware, in all likelihood, at least one woman they know and love, maybe their wife, girlfriend, mom or sister silently decides she cannot trust them.

What the Trump supporters don’t get is, we think they’re stupid which may be wrong, but it’s also, charitable. Because if they’re NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are *less* flattering.

TAX
1. Tax cuts for rich people will not grow your wages.
2. Trumps campaign promise was to eliminate the federal deficit by wiping out the nearly $20 trillion worth of national debt; instead he signed a government funding bill into law increasing the federal deficit an additional $1.3 trillion for domestic and military programs.
3. Trump pledged to eliminate the national debt “over a period of eight years.” But for the first time in US history the national debt surpassed $21 trillion. Congress passed, and Trump signed a suspension on the federal debt limit allowing the government to borrow an unlimited amount of money until March 1, 2019. The GOP-led Congress passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut bill and a two-year spending deal which, together, are expected to drive the deficit and debt further upward. Under Obama the annual deficit was cut to under $500 billion a year.

JOBS EMPLOYMENT

Tax cuts for rich people will not grow your wages.

Trump and Republicans sold their $1.5 trillion tax cut as a boon for workers, but it became clear just two months after the bill passed the truly big winners were corporations and their shareholders.
~~~17 American oil and gas companies reported a combined total of $25 billion in direct one-time benefits from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many of the companies received millions of dollars in income tax refunds. The Tax Act then reduces all corporate annual tax bills by a minimum of 40% every year in perpetuity, while adding new benefits which function as government subsidies for the oil and gas industry. The companies’ activities in the United States are made less expensive, thereby encouraging a further expansion of oil and gas operations. Fourth Quarter Reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for 2017 by the 17 U.S. oil companies, looking at the largest companies in production, refining, and pipelines also clearly specified the impacts of the Tax Act in their results. Private companies, such as Koch Industries, which benefit from the legislation, aren’t included as they’re not required to make financial reports publicly available
~~~Corporate tax rates were slashed PERMANENTLY from 35% to 21% BUT they’ve slapped an expiration date on the Middle-Class which have cuts for individuals which go away at the end of 2025. The double standard which gives handouts to corporations are etched in stone while relief for families goes away. So, you’d better save your little bit because after-tax income is going up 2% – 3.2%. because by 2027, more than 82% of the law’s benefits will go to the top 1% of earners in the country.

Sure, jobs are plentiful, if you want to work slightly above the national minimum wage average of $7.25 per hour. A 40-hour week would gross $290 less taxes may net $250 weekly X’s 4.3 weeks per month = $1,075.00

Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in 50 cities across the country.
San Francisco, CA $3600
San Jose, CA $2536
NY, NY $2200
Washington, DC $2172
Boston, MA $2025
Los Angeles, CA $2014
Miami, FL $2000
Pittsburgh, PA $1850
Honolulu, HI $1795
Seattle, WA $1795
San Diego, CA $1760
Anaheim, CA $1606
Chicago, IL $1595
Denver, CO $1436
Minneapolis, MN $1435
Nashville, TN $1395
Atlanta, GA $1387
Houston, TX $1308
New Orleans, LA $1298
Philadelphia, PA $1295
Dallas, TX $1271
Charlotte, NC $1265
Baltimore, MD $1175
Tampa, FL $1100
Austin, TX $1100
Portland, OR $1095
Anchorage, AK $995
Sacramento, CA $995
Virginia Beach, VA $975
Phoenix, AZ $909
Jacksonville, FL $896
Las Vegas, NV $875
Newark, NJ $850
Memphis, TN $835
San Antonio, TX $830
Kansas City, MI $795
Omaha, NB$759
Colorado Springs, CO$750
Milwaukee, WI $750
Louisville, KY $750
Columbus, OH $750
Indianapolis, IN $732
Albuquerque, NM $715
St. Louis, Missouri $700
Oklahoma City, OK $650
El Paso, TX $600
Tucson, AZ $560
Detroit, MI $550
Cleveland, OH $525
Wichita, KS $470

UNEMPLOYMENT

White House claim:
Trump created 700,000 jobs
Obama created 195,000 jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Trump created 708,000 jobs
Obama created 3 MILLION jobs

The low unemployment rate isn’t worth much of anything if the jobs barely pay. 53 million hardworking American adults, 18 to 64, or 44% of all workers struggle to eke out a living and support their families on very low wages barely earning enough to live on. Their median earnings are $10.22 per hour, which is about $18,000 per year. These low-wage occupations such as retail sales, cooks, food and beverage servers, janitors and housekeepers, personal care and service workers (such as child care workers and patient care assistants), various administrative positions, so on and so forth.
~~~Two-thirds (64%) of low-wage workers are in their prime working years of 25 to 54. More than half (57%) work full-time year-round, the
customary schedule for employment intended to provide financial security. About half (51%) are primary earners or contribute substantially
to family living expenses. Thirty-seven percent have children. Of this group, 23% live below the federal poverty line. Less than half (45%) of
low-wage workers ages 18 to 24 are in school or already have a college degree.

1) Barack Obama created 11.3 million jobs. Trump’s record of 1.1 million jobs in six months is less than the 1.2 million added during the same period under Obama. Pay increases after adjusting for inflation have been far slower under Trump than under President Obama who averaged real wage increases of 0.8%; Trump has averaged only 0.3%.

2) Sarah Sanders falsely claimed Trump created three times as many jobs for Black workers as Obama did during his entire time in office. “That’s 700,000 African-Americans that are working now that weren’t working when this president took place. When President Obama left, after eight years in office, he had only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans.”; two hours later Sanders backtracked and tweeted “I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data confirms; 700,000 jobs held by black workers since Trump took office, it added about 3 million while Obama was in office.

The Treasury Dept announced the budget deficit hit $984 billion in 2019, DOUBLING the deficit of 2015. Trump promised to eliminate the deficit in 8 years, instead, he’s increased it 68% in under three years.

Sure, the Black unemployment rate recently reached its lowest level in decades, HOWEVER, the rate has been in steady decline for the last seven years. 11,246,000 jobs were created during the same months for Trump (February to July) as were created during the same months (February to July) under President Obama

Between January 2017 and December 2017, the unemployment rate among Black’s fell 1% point. During the same period in 2016, it fell the same amount. In 2015, it fell 1.9% points. In 2014, it fell 1.5% points. In 2013 it fell 1.8% points. Trump had nothing to do with the decline in the African-American jobless rates or any other group. He’s completely riding a trend he inherited.

When Trump took office in January 2017, the Black unemployment rate was 7.8%, the lowest it had been in nearly 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Under Trump, it dropped a full percentage point to 6.8% in December. That’s the lowest rate since the bureau began regularly breaking out unemployment rates by race in 1972. A similar drop of 1% was recorded during the same 11-month period in 2016. The drop was even more pronounced in each of the three years before and fell 1.9 percentage points in 2015, 1.5 percentage points in 2014 and 1.8 percentage points in 2013.

However, the gap between White and Black unemployment remains largely unchanged under Trump. While Black unemployment fell to 6.8% in December, the White unemployment rate that month was 3.7%. So the White rate is 46% lower than the Black rate, about the same as the gap in December 2016 and the pay gap remains proportionally the same

Additionally, the 863,000 women who joined the workforce in 2017 is the smallest increase since 2012 and below the historical norm for the past 54 years, dating back to 1964.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics figures focuses on those who are not employed but are looking for work, a number that DOES NOT INCLUDE THOSE WHO HAVE STOPPED SEEKING EMPLOYMENT. 1.6% of prime-age White men (25 to 54 years old) are institutionalized. If all those 590,000 people were recognized as unemployed, the unemployment rate for prime-age White men would increase about 5% to 6.4%.

For prime-age Black men, the unemployment rate would jump from 11% to 19% because of a far higher fraction of Black men — 7.7% or 580,000 people are institutionalized. This measures an increasing employment rate or a falling unemployment rate simply because, over this period, we’ve put more of the people who have trouble finding jobs in prison.”

Then there’s JOB QUALITY, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 1972. But basically, since the mid-1970s, we’ve had flat wage growth, and growth has been very, very slow for all folks. Of the top ten fastest-growing occupations, seven or eight falls below the median wage.

Additionally, inflation hit a 6-year high, wiping out wage gains for the average American. Over the past year, prices have risen at their highest rate since 2012. The 2.9% inflation for the 12-month period ending in June is a sign of a growing economy, but it’s also a painful development for workers, whose tepid wage gains failed to keep pace with the rising prices. The cost of food, shelter, and gas has significantly risen in the past year. Gas skyrocketed more than 24%, rent jumped 3.6% and restaurant meals rose 2.8%. Prices have risen roughly at the same rate as wages, erasing any gains workers realized via bigger paychecks and US citizens have paid approximately $88 billion on Trump’s tariffs so far, with the average household paying $1,000 extra on higher-priced goods.

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000006

ECONOMICS

In 2010, the national unemployment rate dropped from 9.9% to 3.5%. Yes, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 1972. But since the mid-1970s, we’ve had flat wage growth, and growth has been very, very slow. Of the top ten fastest-growing occupations, seven or eight falls below the median wage. Now let’s look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics figures which focuses on those who are not employed but are looking for work, a number that DOES NOT INCLUDE THOSE WHO HAVE STOPPED SEEKING EMPLOYMENT. 1.6% of prime-age White men (25 to 54 years old) are institutionalized. If all those 590,000 men were recognized as unemployed, the unemployment rate for prime-age White men would increase by about 5% to 6.4%. For prime-age Black men, the unemployment rate would jump from 11% to 19% because of a far higher fraction of Black men, 7.7% or 580,000 men are institutionalized. This measures an increasing employment rate or a falling unemployment rate simply because, over this period, we’ve put more of the people who have trouble finding jobs in prison.

During this time, inflation hit a 6-year high, wiping out wage gains for the average American. Over the past year, prices have risen at their highest rate since 2012. The 2.9% inflation for the 12 months ending in June 2019 was a sign of a growing economy, but it’s also a painful development for workers, whose tepid wage gains failed to keep pace with the rising prices. 1 in 3 households, are classified as “financially fragile.” 1 in 5 adults is unable to pay the current month’s bills in full. The cost of food, shelter, and gas has significantly risen in the past year. Gas skyrocketed more than 24%, rent jumped 3.6%, Utilities have increased by 3.6% and restaurant meals rose 2.8%. Prices have risen roughly at the same rate as wages, erasing any gains workers realized via bigger paychecks and US citizens have paid approximately $88 billion since Jan. 2017, with the average household paying $1,000 extra on higher-priced goods. Families are being bled dry by landlords because the cost of rent has risen faster than renters’ incomes.

Health-care costs are exorbitant; doctors and hospital health-care costs have grown twice as fast as paychecks. People are paying twice as much for insurance and medical services as citizens in other countries. Premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses keep rising, eating away at families’ budgets, casting millions into debt, and consigning millions more to bankruptcy.

Between 2010 and 2016, family private-insurance premiums jumped 28%, while median household incomes rose less than 20%, meaning less take-home pay for workers. Deductibles also soared. From 2010 to 2016, the share of employees in health plans with a deductible jumped from 78% to 85%. The average annual deductible went from less than $2,000 to more than $3,000. 2 in 3 bankruptcies are related to medical issues. Nearly 140 million adults report “medical financial hardship” every year and in Coffeeville, Kansas, people are even being arrested and jailed for their inability to pay off outstanding medical debt.

In the space of a decade, food prices have risen by 14.5%. Fruit and vegetables just under 20%. Meat/poultry and fish 18%. Dairy 16%, bread and cereals 11%. Other food products such as confectionery, sauces, and spices 4.9%. May 2019 alone saw food prices go up by 3.8%, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts food will increase an additional 1.5% to 2.5%.

Families shouldn’t spend more than 7% of their income on child care, yet child-care costs can eat up 37% of a single parent’s household income. Even parents making the national median income ($87,757) will have to devote 10.6% of their money for child care. Daycare, nannies, and other direct-care services for kids has increased by 2,000% in the past four decades, and families commonly spend $15,000 to $26,000 a year to have someone watch just one child. Such care is grossly unaffordable for low-income parents in metro areas across the country, causing many people to drop out of the labor force. One in four American mothers returns to work within two weeks of giving birth. Child-care costs are roughly double the price of a year’s tuition to an in-state public university.

Colleges and university tuition and associated fees have risen twice as fast as wages. Student-loan debt is a trillion-dollar stone placed on young adults’ backs; to be more accurate, $1.4 trillion has risen to 6% equaling a 116% increase in the last decade, student-loan debt is a more sweeping financial burden than car loans or credit-card debt. More than half of students now take on loans of one kind or another to earn higher degrees, outstanding debts typically total upward to $25,000, requiring monthly payments of $200 to $300. And lest we forget, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in contempt for violating a federal judge’s order to stop collecting on student loans owed by students of a defunct for-profit college which she refuses to abide by affecting 16,000 student borrowers.

A surprise heating-repair bill, parking ticket, court fee, or medical expense remains ruinous for many families, despite all the wealth this country has generated.

BUDGET DEFICIT
As of 10-25-19 the Treasury Dept announced the budget deficit hit $984 billion in 2019, DOUBLING the deficit of 2015. Trump promised to eliminate the deficit in 8 years, instead he’s increased it 68% in under three years. Trump has endorsed big spending increases and steered most Republicans to abandon the deficit obsession they held during the Obama administration. Trump has added over $2 trillion in new federal debt which is the second-most debt of any recent president. According to the Treasury data, the US added $2.07 trillion — $2,065,536,336,472.90 to be exact — in new debt between Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, and February 11, 2019 and another $2.8 billion through February 15, 2019. Trump will have accumulated $3.73 trillion in new debt by the end of the 2020 fiscal year, which, because of federal budget rules, actually runs until the end of September 2020. The US budget deficit ballooned to $779 billion this year, the highest since 2012, driven by Trump’s tax law and the massive budget deal(s).

FY 2019 – $1.314 trillion.
FY 2018 – $1.217 trillion.
FY 2017 – $672 billion.

BARACK OBAMA: added $8.588 trillion, 74% in 8 years.

THIS IS HOW MUCH EACH PRESIDENT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO OUR NATION’S $22 TRILLION IN U.S. DEBT.

RONALD REAGAN: added $1.86 trillion, 186% increase.
GEORGE W. BUSH: added $5.849 trillion, 54% increase.
BILL CLINTON: added $1.396 trillion, a 32% increase
JIMMY CARTER: added $299 billion, a 43% increase
GERALD FORD: added $224 billion, a 47% increase.
RICHARD NIXON: added $121 billion, a 34% increase.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON: added $42 billion, a 13% increase
JOHN F. KENNEDY: added $23 billion, an 8% increase
DWIGHT EISENHOWER: added $23 billion, a 9% increase
HARRY TRUMAN: added $7 billion, a 3% increase
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: added $236 billion, 1,048% increase.
WOODROW WILSON: added $21 billion, 727% increase.

HILLARY

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT… So, you want to play the ‘But But But Hilary! Game’ because the past possible crimes or inappropriateness of other politicians is more important than the current crimes Trump and his administration have been committing. In 1978, Congress passed the Presidential Records Act (PRA), which mandated all presidential and vice-presidential records created after January 20, 1981, be preserved and the public, NOT the president, owned the records. Let’s focus on a much larger and deeper email conspiracy, one involving war, lies, a private server run by the Republican Party and contempt of Congress. Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration between 2003 and 2009, when the Bush White House ‘LOST 22 MILLION’ emails. This correspondence included millions of emails written during the darkest period in the U.S.’s recent history, when the Bush administration was drumming up support for what turned out to be a disastrous war in Iraq with false claims the country possessed weapons of mass destruction, and, later, when it was firing U.S. attorneys for political reasons. The Bush White House used a private email server, owned by the Republican National Committee and the Bush administration failed to store its emails, as required by law, then refused to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking those emails… Wanna keep playing?

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT… Trump’s crimes are still crimes regardless of anyone else’s crimes. All of this “but look at what “they” (Obama/Hilary) did” is a psychological defense mechanism of denial projecting responsibility and blame on “the other” while allowing the perpetrator to eliminate negative feelings about their choices by providing avoidance and self- gratification.

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT… The “But Obama! But Hilary!” tactic is juvenile and a lame attempt to distract from discussing the current administrations corruption.

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT ~ WHATABOUTISM (countering) … If whataboutism makes everything OK then Hillary is forgiven for everything because of what Trump’s also doing and you’re forgiving him, right.

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT ~ WHATABOUTISM (countering) … If Ahhh, Whataboutism, the magic word, a Soviet propaganda tactic; mentioning it tends to kill off an unfolding discussion as effectively as a Nazi analogy used to do.

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT ~ WHATABOUTISM (countering) … If Trying to score points is the essence of your Whataboutism is the trick to divert attention by injecting something completely unrelated to the discussion.

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT ~ WHATABOUTISM (countering) … If I will happily consider that point, once you acknowledge (Trump’s offenses or _____).”

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT ~ WHATABOUTISM (countering) … If Ahhh, a true Trump Supporter, you’re charging this fact with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving it, which is markedly associated with Russian propaganda.

₰ ~ BUT BUT BUT… MYTH: OBAMA GAVE $150 BILLION IN CASH TO IRAN
Trump has repeated the claim “The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can’t give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall?” First of all, Obama didn’t give “150 billion in cash” to Iran. Secondly, $150 billion is a high-end estimate of the total freed up after some sanctions were lifted. Fact Check published April 24, 2018, found there was no such payment. The money Trump refers to represents Iranian assets held abroad which were frozen until a deal was reached in 2015 to curb Iran’s nuclear program and ease sanctions. Tehran was then allowed access to its funds. U.S. Treasury Department estimates put the number approximately at $50 billion in “usable liquid assets,” according to 2015 testimony by Adam Szubin, acting undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.

₰ ~ Invoking Obama/Hilary red-herrings is extremely ignorant and blatantly paternalistic.

₰ ~ When he said “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card. Look at that face. Would anybody vote for that?”

₰ ~ Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director, misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election and authorized the release of information to “advance his personal interests”. McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, in violation of agency rules, and then misled FBI and Justice Department officials when later questioned about it. McCabe could be an important witness for Mueller, who is investigating Trump. McCabe kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president and they have been provided to the special counsel’s office.

₰ ~ Funny how the “lock her up” crowd is suddenly so concerned with attorney-client privilege, due process etc.

₰ ~ Per the Gallup Poll Barack Obama is ‘Most Admired Man’ for 10th year in a row and Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman for the 22nd time, and for the 16th consecutive year.

₰ ~ Trump supporters need to stop going back to Hillary or Barrack and pointing fingers… they are not holding office now.

₰ ~ You’re still bitching and moaning about HILLARY’S EMAILS even though: Comey announced a review of the emails had turned up no evidence, no criminal charges were warranted and the investigation to this day remains closed, plus Comey used his personal email for FBI business, an action “inconsistent” with FBI policy.

₰ ~ You’re still bitching and moaning about HILLARY’S EMAILS, are you going to bitch and moan about Scott Pruitt using 4 ‘Secret’ Email Accounts?

₰ ~ Whatever you think about the activities of Hillary and the Clinton Foundation, there’s no denying Trump and his cronies are engaged in a much more flagrant version of pay-to-play. We’re still waiting on Trump’s tax returns and those he meets with on the sly at the White House and Mar-a-Lago, are much more nefarious will eventually be revealed. Where did all those chanting “lock her up” go? It’s awfully quiet now Trump and his friends are making millions while he’s in office.

₰ ~ But it’s okay because you’re using the “But Hillary, But Obama Card” widely used by Republicans when they need to deflect Trump’s lies or lack any actual intelligent argument.

₰ ~ He’s offended our friends and allies, treating the Mexican and Australian governments in much the same way he’s treated John McCain and Megyn Kelly and a disabled reporter and Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz and the Gold Star Khan Family and Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio and Rosie O’Donnell.

₰ ~ A high-ranking unnamed source, who spoke with the Dispatch on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that President Trump has denied the request on grounds that California and the city of Sacramento in particular, have failed to enforce federal immigration laws and have threatened to succeed from the Union. The source is quoted as saying: “The President has no incentive in helping the state of California. The state harbors more illegal immigrants than any other state and has multiple sanctuary cities that violate federal laws. The state very publicly supported Hillary Clinton throughout the election and the President views the state as being responsible for his loss in the popular vote, something he has had trouble with accepting. They have also recently threatened to leave the Union through their #CalExit campaign, and the President sees this as an opportunity to let them deal with the consequences of their exit. There is a sickness within the liberals in this country that they are not willing to address. Until they understand what ails them can they hope to find the cure. This is a step in the right direction in finding the #CureForWellness. “

₰ ~ The U.S. Presidential election was rigged even before the first ballot was cast. Everybody knows Hillary Clinton is the establishment’s candidate of choice, backed by the Rothschilds and the New World Order. What is less well known is that Donald Trump is also a Rothschild creation and actor, playing a part in the great sham. 30 years ago, members of the Rothschild family saved Trump from bankruptcy and took him under their wing. They recognized his potential as a “man of use” and “colorful front man”. In the late 1980s, Donald Trump found himself in financial trouble as the real estate market in New York tanked. The three casinos in Atlantic City, like other Trump assets, were under threat from lenders. It was only with the assistance and assurance of Wilbur L. Ross Jr., senior managing director of Rothschild Inc. that Trump was allowed to keep the casinos and rebuild his threatened empire.

₰ ~ 10-30-17 ~ Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, had been indicted for conspiracy and money laundering. The Papadopoulos guilty plea goes directly to the heart of the charge of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It establishes conclusively that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian representatives, although it remains unclear exactly which Trump campaign officials were involved. Unlike the charges against Manafort, which are likely to be contested, the charges against Papadopoulos have been admitted and stand as proven facts. Papadopoulos was informed by Russian contacts that the Russian government had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.” Papadopoulos discussed the Clinton dirt with his Russian contacts on multiple occasions, and attempted to set up meetings between his contacts and high-ranking officials of the Trump

₰ ~ Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the 350 guests when Melania married Donald at Mar-a-Lago.

₰ ~ Kushner is reportedly under investigation by Mueller for a meeting in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign with representatives linked to the Kremlin who purportedly would disclose information harmful to Hillary Clinton. Mueller also questioned Kushner about his interactions concerning Russia with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Mueller is also examining meetings with international leaders Kushner had during the administration transition and afterward, while his family real estate business was seeking global investment.

₰ ~ The media was caught lying about a chemical attack in Syria in 2013. A female journalist was killed after she exposed the U.S. government ISIS on live TV. Hillary approved sending Sarin gas to ISIS to frame Assad in 2012 and Putin proved that ISIS funded by several nations. How much more proof you’re being lied to about Syria?

₰ ~ Karena Virginia on a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred: Trump groped her while she was leaving the US Open in 1998. She said that she was waiting for a car to take her home when Trump approached her with a group of a few other men. According to Virginia he said, “Hey look at this one!” and “Look at those legs.” Virginia alleged that he then grabbed her right arm with his right arm, then touched the inside of her right breast before reportedly asking, “Don’t you know who I am?” Virginia said that her shock soon turned to shame and that she changed the way she dressed as a result of the encounter, hoping to avoid unwanted male attention. She was 27 at the time. TRUMP’S RESPONSE: A Trump campaign spokesperson denied the accusation in a statement to The Washington Post: “Voters are tired of these circuslike antics and reject these fictional stories and the clear efforts to benefit Hillary Clinton.”

₰ ~ Without mentioning Obama or Hillary please name one positive thing he’s done so far and how it’s helped the average person? You can even mention something he’s done prior to become POTUS. But don’t say he’s created jobs because he’s cheated as many people as he’s employed.

₰ ~ Trump Inauguration 160,000 – 250,000 people – 2.9 million more people voted for Hillary Clinton than voted for Trump

₰ ~ FEB. 16 “They’re giving stuff — what was said at an office about Hillary cheating on the debates. Which, by the way, nobody mentions. Nobody mentions Hillary received the questions to the debates.” (It was widely covered.)

₰ ~ Why is Donald Trump always seen with Melania? Because all his other wives support Hillary.

ABORTION… 22 REPUBLICANS ON RAPE

1. RICK SANTORUM (R-PA) ~ Rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.
2. CLAYTON WILLIAMS (R-TX) ~ Rape is kinda like the weather. If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.’
3. RICHARD MOURDOCK (R-IN) ~ Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, something that God intended to happen.
4. JODIE LAUBENBERG (R-TX) ~ In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits, where a woman can get cleaned out.
5. LAWRENCE LOCKMAN (R-ME) ~ If a woman has the right to abortion, why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to
6. force himself on a woman? At least the rapist pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t in most cases result in anyone’s death.
7. ROGER RIVARD (R-WI) ~ Some girls rape easy
8. ROGER RIVARD (R-WI) ~ “Consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry…All of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh yeah, I was part of the program.”
9. CHUCK WINDER (R-ID) ~ I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.”
10. TODD AKIN (R-MO) ~ “legitimate rape” does not lead to pregnancy. “If it’s a legitimate rape,” “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
11. HENRY ALDRIDGE (R-NC) ~ Women do not get pregnant when raped because “the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work” during an attack.
12. SHARRON ANGLE ~ (R-NV) ~ Rape is God’s plan.
13. KEN BUCK (R-CO) ~ Rape victim had “buyer’s remorse”
14. JAMES LEON HOLMES (R-AR) ~ “Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.”
15. PETE DEGRAAF (R-KS) ~ Women should plan ahead for situations such as rape because, after all, I have a spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance; I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.
16. BILL DONAHUE (President of the Catholic League) It isn’t rape if the child isn’t penetrated.
17. JOHN KOSTER (R-WA) ~ “the rape thing” it’s not an excuse for abortion “it’s like, how does putting more violence onto a woman’s body and taking the life of an innocent child that’s the consequence of this crime, how does that make it better? You know what I mean?”
18. ALLEN WEST (R-FL) ~ These Planned Parenthood women, the Pink Code women, and all of these women have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness…We are not going to have our men become subservient.
19. JOE WALSH (R-IL) ~ Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape, incest, health of a woman, life of a woman. Life of the woman is not an exception.
20. MIKE HUCKABEE (R-AR) ~ On the positive of pregnancy after rape. “Singer Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of forcible rape”.
21. TRENT FRANKS (R-AZ) ~ “Before…my friends on the left side of the aisle here tried to make rape and incest the subject—because, you know, the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
22. STEVE KING (R-IA) ~ On never hearing about pregnancy from rape before. “I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way and I’d be open to discussion about the subject matter”.
23. TOM SMITH (R-PA) ~ Comparing pregnancy from rape with having a baby out of wedlock. “Put yourself in the father’s situation. Yes, it is similar”.
24. BOB NONINI (R-ID) ~ “There should be no abortion and anyone who has an abortion should pay” saying he would support “the death penalty based on the case law.”
25. RON HOOD (R-OH) ~ introduced bill HB 565 “heartbeat bill”, prohibiting abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman’s life allowing criminal charges to be brought against both doctors and pregnant women, punishable by life in prison or the death penalty.

NEARLY EVERY OUTRIGHT LIE TRUMP HAS TOLD PUBLICLY SINCE TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE… TRUMP TOLD PUBLIC LIES OR FALSEHOODS EVERY DAY FOR HIS FIRST 40 DAYS
1. JAN. 21 “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)
2. JAN. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine.” (Trump was on the cover 11 times and Nixon appeared 55 times.)
3. JAN. 23 “Between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused me to lose the popular vote.” (There’s no evidence of illegal voting.)
4. JAN. 25 “Now, the audience was the biggest ever. But this crowd was massive. Look how far back it goes. This crowd was massive.” (Official aerial photos show Obama’s 2009 inauguration was much more heavily attended.)
5. JAN. 25 “Take a look at the Pew reports (which show voter fraud.)” (The report never mentioned voter fraud.)JAN. 25 “You had millions of people that now aren’t insured anymore.” (The real number is less than 1 million, according to the Urban Institute.)
6. JAN. 25 “So, look, when President Obama was there two weeks ago making a speech, very nice speech. Two people were shot and killed during his speech. You can’t have that.” (There were no gun homicide victims in Chicago that day.)
7. JAN. 26 “We’ve taken in tens of thousands of people. We know nothing about them. They can say they vet them. They didn’t vet them. They have no papers. How can you vet somebody when you don’t know anything about them and you have no papers? How do you vet them? You can’t.” (Vetting lasts up to two years.)
8. JAN. 26 “I cut off hundreds of millions of dollars off one particular plane, hundreds of millions of dollars in a short period of time. It wasn’t like I spent, like, weeks, hours, less than hours, and many, many hundreds of millions of dollars. And the plane’s going to be better.” (Most of the cuts were already planned.)
9. JAN. 28 “The coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost has been so false and angry that the Times actually apologized to its dwindling subscribers and readers.” (It never apologized.)
10. JAN. 29 “The Cuban-Americans, I got 84 percent of that vote.” (There is no support for this.)
11. JAN. 30 “Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage.” (At least 746 people were detained and processed, and the Delta outage happened two days later.)
12. FEB. 3 “Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” (There is no evidence of paid protesters.)
13. FEB. 4 “After being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!” (It never apologized.)
14. FEB. 5 “We had 109 people out of hundreds of thousands of travelers and all we did was vet those people very, very carefully.” (About 60,000 people were affected.)
15. FEB. 6 “I have already saved more than $700 million when I got involved in the negotiation on the F-35.” (Much of the price drop was projected before Trump took office.)
16. FEB. 6 “It’s gotten to a point where it is not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.” (Terrorism has been reported on, often in detail.)
17. FEB. 6 “The failing @nytimes was forced to apologize to its subscribers for the poor reporting it did on my election win. Now they are worse!” (It didn’t apologize.)
18. FEB. 6 “And the previous administration allowed it to happen because we shouldn’t have been in Iraq, but we shouldn’t have gotten out the way we got out. It created a vacuum, ISIS was formed.” (The group’s origins date to 2004.)
19. FEB. 7 “And yet the murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? Forty-seven years.” (It was higher in the 1980s and ’90s.)
20. FEB. 7 “I saved more than $600 million. I got involved in negotiation on a fighter jet, the F-35.” (The Defense Department projected this price drop before Trump took office.)
21. FEB. 9 “Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave ‘service’ in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!” (It was part of Cuomo’s first question.)
22. FEB. 9 Sen. Richard Blumenthal “now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?” (The Gorsuch comments were later corroborated.)
23. FEB. 10 “I don’t know about it. I haven’t seen it. What report is that?” (Trump knew about Flynn’s actions for weeks.)
24. FEB. 12 “Just leaving Florida. Big crowds of enthusiastic supporters lining the road that the FAKE NEWS media refuses to mention. Very dishonest!” (The media did cover it.)
25. FEB. 16 “We got 306 because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before so that’s the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan.” (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all won bigger margins in the Electoral College.)
26. FEB. 16 “That’s the other thing that was wrong with the travel ban. You had Delta with a massive problem with their computer system at the airports.” (Delta’s problems happened two days later.)
27. FEB. 16 “Walmart announced it will create 10,000 jobs in the United States just this year because of our various plans and initiatives.” (The jobs are a result of its investment plans announced in October 2016.)
28. FEB. 16 “When WikiLeaks, which I had nothing to do with, comes out and happens to give, they’re not giving classified information.” (Not always. They have released classified information in the past.)
29. FEB. 16 “We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban. But we had a bad court. Got a bad decision.” (The rollout was chaotic.)
30. FEB. 16 “They’re giving stuff — what was said at an office about Hillary cheating on the debates. Which, by the way, nobody mentions. Nobody mentions that Hillary received the questions to the debates.” (It was widely covered.)
31. FEB. 18 “And there was no way to vet those people. There was no documentation. There was no nothing.” (Refugees receive multiple background checks, taking up to two years.)
32. FEB. 18 “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” (Trump implied there was a terror attack in Sweden, but there was no such attack.)
33. FEB. 24 “By the way, you folks are in here — this place is packed, there are lines that go back six blocks.” (There was no evidence of long lines.)
34. FEB. 24 “ICE came and endorsed me.”(Only its union did.)
35. FEB. 24 “Obamacare covers very few people — and remember, deduct from the number all of the people that had great health care that they loved that was taken away from them — it was taken away from them.” (Obamacare increased coverage by a net of about 20 million.)
36. FEB. 27 “Since Obamacare went into effect, nearly half of the insurers are stopped and have stopped from participating in the Obamacare exchanges.” (Many fewer pulled out.)
37. FEB. 27 “On one plane, on a small order of one plane, I saved $725 million. And I would say I devoted about, if I added it up, all those calls, probably about an hour. So I think that might be my highest and best use.” (Much of the price cut was already projected.)
38. FEB. 28 “And now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that.” (NATO countries agreed to meet defense spending requirements in 2014.)
39. FEB. 28 “The E.P.A.’s regulators were putting people out of jobs by the hundreds of thousands.” (There’s no evidence that the Waters of the United States rule caused severe job losses.)
40. FEB. 28 “We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials.” (They can’t lobby their former agency but can still become lobbyists.)
41. MARCH 3 “It is so pathetic that the Dems have still not approved my full Cabinet.” (Paperwork for the last two candidates was still not submitted to the Senate.)
42. MARCH 4 “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” (There’s no evidence of a wiretap.)
43. MARCH 4 “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”(There’s no evidence of a wiretap.)
44. MARCH 7 “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!” (113 of them were released by President George W. Bush.)
45. MARCH 13 “I saved a lot of money on those jets, didn’t I? Did I do a good job? More than $725 million on them.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)
46. MARCH 13 “First of all, it covers very few people.” (About 20 million people gained insurance under Obamacare.)
47. MARCH 15 “On the airplanes, I saved $725 million. Probably took me a half an hour if you added up all of the times.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.
48. )MARCH 17
49. “I was in Tennessee — I was just telling the folks — and half of the state has no insurance company, and the other half is going to lose the insurance company.” (There’s at least one insurer in every Tennessee county.)
50. MARCH 20 “With just one negotiation on one set of airplanes, I saved the taxpayers of our country over $700 million.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)
51. MARCH 21 “To save taxpayer dollars, I’ve already begun negotiating better contracts for the federal government — saving over $700 million on just one set of airplanes of which there are many sets.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)
52. MARCH 22 “I make the statement, everyone goes crazy. The next day they have a massive riot, and death, and problems.” (Riots in Sweden broke out two days later and there were no deaths.)
53. MARCH 22 “NATO, obsolete, because it doesn’t cover terrorism. They fixed that.” (It has fought terrorism since the 1980s.)
54. MARCH 22 “Well, now, if you take a look at the votes, when I say that, I mean mostly they register wrong — in other words, for the votes, they register incorrectly and/or illegally. And they then vote. You have tremendous numbers of people.” (There’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud.)
55. MARCH 29 “Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!” (It didn’t apologize.)
56. MARCH 31 “We have a lot of plants going up now in Michigan that were never going to be there if I — if I didn’t win this election, those plants would never even think about going back. They were gone.” (These investments were already planned.)
57. APRIL 2 “And I was totally opposed to the war in the Middle East which I think finally has been proven, people tried very hard to say I wasn’t but you’ve seen that it is now improving.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)
58. APRIL 2 “Now, my last tweet — you know, the one that you are talking about, perhaps — was the one about being, in quotes, wiretapped, meaning surveilled. Guess what, it is turning out to be true.” (There is still no evidence.)
59. APRIL 5 “You have many states coming up where they’re going to have no insurance company. O.K.? It’s already happened in Tennessee. It’s happening in Kentucky. Tennessee only has half coverage. Half the state is gone. They left.” (Every marketplace region in Tennessee had at least one insurer.)
60. APRIL 6 “If you look at the kind of cost-cutting we’ve been able to achieve with the military and at the same time ordering vast amounts of equipment — saved hundreds of millions of dollars on airplanes, and really billions, because if you take that out over a period of years it’s many billions of dollars — I think we’ve had a tremendous success.” (Much of the price cuts were already projected.)
61. APRIL 11 “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve.” (He knew Steve Bannon since 2011.)
62. APRIL 12 “You can’t do it faster, because they’re obstructing. They’re obstructionists. So I have people — hundreds of people that we’re trying to get through. I mean you have — you see the backlog. We can’t get them through.” (At this point, he had not nominated anyone for hundreds of positions.)
63. APRIL 12 “The New York Times said the word wiretapped in the headline of the first edition. Then they took it out of there fast when they realized.” (There were separate headlines for print and web, but neither were altered.)
64. APRIL 12 “The secretary general and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO can do in the fight against terrorism. I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism.” (NATO has been engaged in counterterrorism efforts since the 1980s.)
65. APRIL 12 “Mosul was supposed to last for a week and now they’ve been fighting it for many months and so many more people died.” (The campaign was expected to take months.)
66. APRIL 16 “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!” (There’s no evidence of paid protesters.)
67. APRIL 18 “The fake media goes, ‘Donald Trump changed his stance on China.’ I haven’t changed my stance.” (He did.)
68. APRIL 21 “On 90 planes I saved $725 million. It’s actually a little bit more than that, but it’s $725 million.” (Much of the price cuts were already projected.)
69. APRIL 21 “When WikiLeaks came out … never heard of WikiLeaks, never heard of it.” (He criticized it as early as 2010.)
70. APRIL 27 “I want to help our miners while the Democrats are blocking their healthcare.” (The bill to extend health benefits for certain coal miners was introduced by a Democrat and was co-sponsored by mostly Democrats.)
71. APRIL 28 “The trade deficit with Mexico is close to $70 billion, even with Canada it’s $17 billion trade deficit with Canada.” (The U.S. had an $8.1 billion trade surplus, not deficit, with Canada in 2016.)
72. APRIL 28 “She’s running against someone who’s going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your health care, and he’s for open borders — lots of crime.” (Those are not Jon Ossoff’s positions.)
73. APRIL 28 “The F-35 fighter jet program — it was way over budget. I’ve saved $725 million plus, just by getting involved in the negotiation.” (Much of the price cuts were planned before Trump.)
74. APRIL 29 “They’re incompetent, dishonest people who after an election had to apologize because they covered it, us, me, but all of us, they covered it so badly that they felt they were forced to apologize because their predictions were so bad.” (The Times did not apologize.)
75. APRIL 29 “As you know, I’ve been a big critic of China, and I’ve been talking about currency manipulation for a long time. But I have to tell you that during the election, number one, they stopped.” (China stopped years ago.)
76. APRIL 29 “I’ve already saved more than $725 million on a simple order of F-35 planes. I got involved in the negotiation.” (Much of the price cuts were planned before Trump.)
77. APRIL 29 “We’re also getting NATO countries to finally step up and contribute their fair share. They’ve begun to increase their contributions by billions of dollars, but we are not going to be satisfied until everyone pays what they owe.” (The deal was struck in 2014.)
78. APRIL 29 “When they talk about currency manipulation, and I did say I would call China, if they were, a currency manipulator, early in my tenure. And then I get there. Number one, they — as soon as I got elected, they stopped.” (China stopped in 2014.)
79. APRIL 29 “I was negotiating to reduce the price of the big fighter jet contract, the F-35, which was totally out of control. I will save billions and billions and billions of dollars.” (Most of the cuts were planned before Trump.)
80. APRIL 29 “I think our side’s been proven very strongly. And everybody’s talking about it.” (There’s still no evidence Trump’s phones were tapped.)
81. MAY 1 “Well, we are protecting pre-existing conditions. And it’ll be every good — bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare.” (The bill weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions.)
82. MAY 1 “The F-35 fighter jet — I saved — I got involved in the negotiation. It’s 2,500 jets. I negotiated for 90 planes, lot 10. I got $725 million off the price.” (Much of the price cuts were planned before Trump.)
83. MAY 1 “First of all, since I started running, they haven’t increased their — you know, they have not manipulated their currency. I think that was out of respect to me and the campaign.” (China stopped years ago.)
84. MAY 2 “I love buying those planes at a reduced price. I have been really — I have cut billions — I have to tell you this, and they can check, right, Martha? I have cut billions and billions of dollars off plane contracts sitting here.” (Much of the cost cuts were planned before Trump.)
85. MAY 4 “Number two, they’re actually not a currency [manipulator]. You know, since I’ve been talking about currency manipulation with respect to them and other countries, they stopped.” (China stopped years ago.)
86. MAY 4 “We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world.” (We’re not.)
87. MAY 4 “Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters.” (Polls show most Americans do care.)MAY 8 “You know we’ve gotten billions of dollars more in NATO than we’re getting. All because of me.” (The deal was struck in 2014.)
88. MAY 8 “But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high — highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.” (Colbert’s “Late Show” debut had nearly two million more viewers.)
89. MAY 8 “Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows — there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.” (Clapper only said he wasn’t aware of an investigation.)
90. MAY 12 “Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.” (The F.B.I. was investigating before the election.)
91. MAY 12 “When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?” (Clapper said he wouldn’t have been told of an investigation into collusion.)
92. MAY 13 “I’m cutting the price of airplanes with Lockheed.” (The cost cuts were planned before he became president.)
93. MAY 26 “Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.” (He’s referencing an arms deal that’s not enacted and other apparent deals that weren’t announced on the trip.)
94. JUNE 1 “China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So, we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement. India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020.” (The agreement doesn’t allow or disallow building coal plants.)
95. JUNE 1 “I’ve just returned from a trip overseas where we concluded nearly $350 billion of military and economic development for the United States, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.” (Trump’s figures are inflated and premature.)
96. JUNE 4 “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” (The mayor was specifically talking about the enlarged police presence on the streets.)
97. JUNE 5 “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.” (Trump signed this version of the travel ban, not the Justice Department.)
98. JUNE 21 “They all say it’s ‘nonbinding.’ Like hell it’s nonbinding.” (The Paris climate agreement is nonbinding — and Trump said so in his speech announcing the withdrawal.)
99. JUNE 21 “Right now, we are one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.” (We’re not.)

60 ENVIRONMENTAL RULES ON THE WAY OUT UNDER TRUMP

1. Revoked Obama-era flood standards for federal infrastructure projects
2. Rejected a proposed ban on a potentially harmful pesticide
3. Lifted a freeze on new coal leases on public lands
4. Canceled a requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions
5. Revoked a rule that prevented coal companies from dumping mining debris into local streams
6. Approved the Keystone XL pipeline
7. Approved the Dakota Access pipeline
8. Prohibited funding third-party projects through federal lawsuit settlements, which could include environmental programs
9. Repealed a ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans
10. Proposed the use of seismic air guns for gas and oil exploration in the Atlantic
11. Revoked a 2016 order protecting the northern Bering Sea region in Alaska
12. Repealed an Obama-era rule regulating royalties for oil, gas and coal
13. Withdrew guidance for federal agencies to include greenhouse gas emissions in environmental reviews
14. Relaxed the environmental review process for federal infrastructure projects
15. Announced intent to stop payments to the Green Climate Fund
16. Dropped proposed restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska
17. Removed a number of species from the endangered list
18. Overturned a ban on the hunting of predators in Alaskan wildlife refuges
19. Withdrew proposed limits on endangered marine mammals caught by fishing nets on the West Coast
20. Stopped discouraging the sale of plastic water bottles in national parks
21. Rescinded an Obama-era order to consider climate change in managing natural resources in national parks
22. Revoked directive for federal agencies to mitigate the environmental impacts of projects they approve
23. Directed agencies to stop using an Obama-era calculation of the “social cost of carbon”
24. Revoked an update to the Bureau of Land Management’s public land use planning process
25. Removed copper filter cake, an electronics manufacturing byproduct, from the “hazardous waste” list
26. Reversed a proposed rule that mines prove they can pay for cleanup
27. Withdrew a proposed rule reducing pollutants at sewage treatment plants
28. Overturned ban on use of lead ammunition on federal lands
29. Amended fishing regulations for a number of species
30. Proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan
31. Announced intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement
32. Proposed rescinding a rule that protected tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act
33. Reopened a review of fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks
34. Recommended shrinking or modifying 10 national monuments
35. Reviewing 12 marine protected areas
36. Reviewing limits on toxic discharge from power plants into public waterways
37. Reviewing rules regulating coal ash waste from power plants
38. Reviewing emissions standards for new, modified and reconstructed power plants
39. Reviewing emissions rules for power plant start-ups, shutdowns and malfunctions
40. Announced plans to review greater sage grouse habitat protections
41. Announced plans to rescind water pollution regulations for fracking on federal and Indian lands
42. Ordered review of regulations on oil and gas drilling in national parks where mineral rights are privately owned
43. Reviewing new safety regulations on offshore drilling
44. Ordered a review of a rule regulating offshore oil and gas exploration by floating vessels in the Arctic
45. Proposed ending a restriction on exploratory drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
46. Ordered a review of federal regulations on hunting methods in Alaska
47. Proposed repeal of a requirement for reporting emissions on federal highways
48. Proposed a repeal of emissions standards for trailers and glider kits
49. Suspended rule limiting methane emissions on public lands
50. Announced plans to review permitting programs for air-polluting plants
51. Reopened outer continental shelf oil and gas leasing plans
52. Overturned a ban on using parts of migratory birds in handicrafts made in Alaska
53. Announced a review of coal dust limits in mines.
54. Reviewing a rule limiting methane emissions at new oil and gas drilling sites
55. Put on hold rules aimed at cutting methane emissions from landfills
56. Delayed a lawsuit over a rule regulating airborne mercury emissions from power plants
57. Delayed a rule aiming to improve safety at facilities that use hazardous chemicals
58. Continuing review of proposed groundwater protections for certain
59. Delayed compliance dates for federal building efficiency standards
60. Withdrew a rule that would help consumers buy more fuel-efficient tires

PEOPLE IN KEY POSITIONS WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED, FORCED TO RESIGN or QUIT

1. Andrew McCabe – Deputy Director FBI
2. Angella Reid – Chief Usher
3. Anthony Scaramucci – Communications Director
4. Bill Shine – Deputy chief of staff for communications
5. Brenda Fitzgerald – Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
6. Brock Long – Administrator of Federal Emergency Management Agency
7. Carl Higbie – Chief of external affairs for Corporation for National and Community Service
8. Dan Coats – Director of national intelligence
9. David Shulkin – Veterans Affairs Secretary
10. David Sorensen – White House speechwriter
11. Deputy chief of staff – Deputy chief of staff
12. Dina Powell – Deputy National Security Adviser
13. Donald F. McGahn II – White House counsel
14. Gary D. Cohn – Director of White House National Economic Council
15. George Sifakis – Director of White House Office of Public Liaison
16. Gordon Sondland – US Ambassador
17. Heather Wilson – Air Force secretary
18. Hope Hicks – Communications Director (the 4th to vacate that specific role in a little more than a year)
19. James Comey – FBI Director
20. James Schwab – Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman
21. Jason Greenblatt – Special envoy for Middle East peace
22. Jeff Sessions – Attorney General
23. Jim Mattis – Secretary of Defense
24. John Dowd – Trump’s lead attorney
25. John F. Keyy – White House chief of staff
26. John McEntee – President Trump’s personal aide
27. John McEntee – Trump’s Personal Assistant
28. John R. Bolton – National security adviser
29. Jon Lerner – National Security Aide
30. Josh Raffel – Deputy Communications Director
31. K. T. McFarland – Deputy national security adviser
32. Katie Walsh – White House deputy chief of staff
33. Keith Schiller – Director of Oval Office operations
34. Kevin K. McAleenan – Acting secretary for Homeland Security
35. Kirstjen Nielsen – Homeland security secretary
36. Linda E. McMahon – Administrator of Small Business Administration
37. Lt, General H.R. McMaster – National Security Advisor
38. Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman – Director for European Affairs
39. Maj. Gen. Ricky Waddell – Deputy national security adviser
40. Michael Flynn – National Security Adviser
41. Michael Short – Senior Assistant Press Secretary
42. Michale Anton – National Security Council spokesman
43. Mike Dubke – Communications Director
44. Nadia Schadlow – Deputy national security adviser for strategy
45. Nadia Schadlow – Deputy national security adviser for strategy
46. Nick Ayers – Chief of staff to vice president
47. Nikki Haley – Ambassador to the United Nations
48. Omarosa Manigault Newman – Director of Communications, Office of Public Liaison
49. Patrick M. Shanahan – Acting secretary of defense
50. Preet Bharara – US Attorney
51. R. Alexander Acosta – Labor secretary
52. Rachel L. Brand – Associate attorney general
53. Raj Shah – Principal deputy press secretary
54. Randolph D. Alles – Director of Secret Service
55. Rex Tillerson ~ Secretary of State
56. Richard V. Spencer – Navy Secretary
57. Rick Dearborn – White House deputy chief of staff
58. Rick Perry – Energy secretary
59. Rob Porter – Staff Secretary
60. Roberta Jacobson – U.S. ambassador to Mexico
61. Rod J. Rosenstein – Deputy attorney general
62. Ryan Zinke – Secretary of Interior
63. Sally Yates – Acting Attorney General
64. Sam Nunberg – Policy Advisor
65. Sarah Huckabee Sanders – White House press secretary
66. Scott Pruitt – E.P.A. administrator
67. Sean Spicer – White House Press Secretary and Communications Director
68. Sebastian Gorka – Advisor Deputy Assistant
69. Steve Bannon – Chief Strategist
70. Tom Bossert – Homeland Security Adviser
71. Tom Price – Health and Human Services Secretary
72. Ty Cobb – White House Lawyer
73. Walter Shaub – The Director Office of Government Ethics
74. Yevgeny Vindman (Lt. Vindman’s twin brother) – National Security Council attorney

PRESIDENTIAL ADMIN. FIRED, OR RESIGNED UNDER EARLIER PRESIDENTS FOR THEIR ENTIRE TERM(S)

Ronald Reagan 28
George W Bush – 27
Bill Clinton – 24.
Harry Truman 23.
Barack Obama (8 years) – 20
Richard Nixon -20
Theodore Roosevelt (16 years) – 20
Ulysses S Grant – 18
Franklin D Roosevelt 17
Grover Cleveland (8 years) – 16
John Tyler – 15.
Andrew Jackson – 14
Lyndon Johnson – 14
James Madison and Gerald Ford – 12

EXAMPLES OF DONALD TRUMP BEING RACIST, $$$, RELIGION AND SCREWING PEOPLE, FACTS
TR1

Apparently Trumps mom didn’t teach him not to say disparaging things about people, especially women, like:

a) Grabbing women “by the pussy.”
b) Calling Mika Brzezinski dumb, crazy, and criticized her appearance or saying Carly Fiorina shouldn’t be president because of her face.
c) Tweeting sexual assault in the military is simply what happens when men and women work together “What did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together?” and “women are inherently manipulative”.
d) What about when Trump referred to women as “pieces of ass”
e) Or said “women with small busts are not attractive”.
f) Or how about the time he told a female lawyer she was “disgusting” for pumping breast milk.
g) Telling Rosie O’Donnell, she’s “a very unattractive person, both inside and out. “Rosie’s a person who’s very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I’ll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?
h) He threw the same insult at Arianna Huffington “unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.”
i) Or what he said about pregnant Kim Kardashian “”Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely” “She’s got nothing else to offer”
j) When he said “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card. Look at that face. Would anybody vote for that?”
k) Slut-shaming Angelina Jolie “She’s been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby”
l) His remark about Megyn Kelly having “blood coming out of her wherever.”
m) His remarks about female reporters, and their articles “It doesn’t really matter what (they) write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass”
n) How about in 1997 when he said he’d have ‘nailed’ Princess Diana?
o) Trump referred to Afghanistan as a terrorist haven and said 15,000 Haitians who had immigrated to the U.S. “all have AIDS.” Forty-thousand Nigerians who had entered the country would never “go back to their huts”
p) AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE THE MOST DISGUSTING COMMENT OF ALL “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father… If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her.

1. 7-20-17~ TRUMP “Insurance is, you’re 20 years old, you just graduated from college, and you start paying $15 a month for the rest of your life and by the time you’re 70, and you really need it, you’re still paying the same amount and that’s really insurance. So pre-existing conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan.” Trump was confusing health insurance with the life insurance from TV ads; he thinks health insurance works like a 401k or a 50 year fixed-rate mortgage when your equity doesn’t vest until you’re old. When you’re 20, you pay $15/month. When you’re 21, you pay $12/yr. or that anyone is paying $12/month for it?

2. Trump is invested in $50k in Energy Transfer Partners stock and has an additional $100k – $250k invested in Phillips 66 Oil Co. which owns 25% of Energy Transfer Partners. Therefore he is directly invested in DAPL which a blatant conflict of interest for him to make any decisions of the Dakota Access Pipeline because he is personally invested. The majority of oil to be pumped from DAPL is for foreign export. Energy Transfer Partners have been quoted as saying “We are just the FedEx, we are just distributing it to the Illinois hub which will then distribute it to Texas and then to other markets across the globe.” AND Energy Transfer Partners donated $100k to Trumps campaign.

3. He attacked Muslim Gold Star parents Ghazala and Khizr Khan of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan who died while serving in the Iraq War

4. He claimed Federal Kjudge Gonzalo Curiel was biased because “he’s a Mexican”

5. The Justice Department sued his company ― twice ― for not renting to Black people. Workers at Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, have accused him of racism over the years. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino $200,000 because managers would remove African-American card dealers at the request of a certain big-spending gambler. A state appeals court upheld the fine.

6. He refused to condemn the White Supremacists who are campaigning for him. Three times in a row on Feb. 28, Trump sidestepped opportunities to renounce white nationalist and former KKK leader David Duke, who told his radio audience last week that voting for any candidate other than Trump is “really treason to your heritage.”

7. He questions whether President Obama was born in the United States and is thus an illegitimate president.

8. He treats racial groups as monolith. Every time Trump mentions a minority group, he uses the definite article the, as in “the Hispanics,” “the Muslims” and “the Blacks.”

9. “The Hispanics are going to get those jobs, and they’re going to love Trump.”

10. He trashed Native Americans… Trump wanted to open a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that would compete with one owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Nation “Trump wanted to open a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that would compete with one owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Nation”

11. He encouraged the mob justice that resulted in the wrongful imprisonment of the Central Park Five. Trump took out full-page ads in four New York City-area newspapers calling for the return of the death penalty in New York and the expansion of police authority in response to the infamous case of a woman who was beaten and raped while jogging in Manhattan’s Central Park.

12. He condoned the beating of a Black Lives Matter protester at a November campaign rally in Alabama, Trump supporters physically attacked an African-American protester after the man began chanting “Black lives matter.” Video of the incident shows the assailants kicking the man after he has already fallen to the ground. The following day, Trump implied that the attackers were justified. “Maybe [the protester] should have been roughed up,” he mused. “It was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”

13. He stereotyped Jews and shared an anti-Semitic meme created by white supremacists featuring a photo of her over a backdrop of $100 bills with a six-pointed Jewish Star of David next to her face…. At a Jewish rally Trump said “You’re not going to support me, because I don’t want your money,” he said. “You want to control your own politician.”

14. He treats African-American supporters as tokens to dispel the idea he is racist. At a campaign appearance in California in June, Trump boasted that he had a black supporter in the crowd, saying “look at my African American over here.”

15. Trump has endorsed using torture, banning individuals based on their religion and curtailing the freedom of the press

16. Federal conflict-of-interest law does not apply to the president, but most White House occupants in the last few decades have voluntarily placed their assets in a blind trust to avoid any suggestion of impropriety. Typically, a blind trust involves turning over assets to an independent financial manager with no prior relationship to the owner. In addition, a blind trust derives its name from the idea that the owner would no longer know what assets are sold or bought. For instance, someone with extensive stock holdings would have no way of knowing which companies’ shares he or she still owned in a blind trust.

17. TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM IN CRISIS AMID MULTIPLE FIRINGS

18. Donald Trump’s transition team is reportedly in crisis following the firing of former Michigan Congress member Mike Rogers, who had been handling the team’s national security affairs. Lobbyist Matthew Freedman was also fired from the team. This comes after another shake-up last week, when Trump fired New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as head of the transition team and replaced him with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Sources told The New York Times that the firings have been orchestrated by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whose father, Charles Kushner, was sent to prison by Christie, when Christie was a New Jersey’s top prosecutor. The New York Times is also reporting world leaders are struggling to reach Donald Trump and are simply calling Trump Tower in efforts to reach him. The Times reports that two of the first two calls Trump took following Tuesday’s election were with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

19. The holocaust didn’t happen because of the actions of just one man; it happened because of the people who condoned the ones who “were just doing their jobs”.

20. Trump’s Cabinet: Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon. Islamophobe, Racist, Anti-Semite. This isn’t a cabinet. It’s a KKKabinet. ~ George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 18, 2016

21. Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy, but his hotel and casino businesses have been declared bankrupt six times between 1991 and 2009. In 2011 saying, “I do play with the bankruptcy laws – they’re very good for me” as a tool for trimming debt. Trump said, “I’ve used the laws of this country to pare debt … We’ll have the company. We’ll throw it into a chapter. We’ll negotiate with the banks. We’ll make a fantastic deal. You know, it’s like on The Apprentice. It’s not personal. It’s just business.”

22. 2006, Trump bought the Menie Estate in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, creating a golf resort in an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Despite Trump’s promises of 6,000 jobs, in 2016, by his own admission, the golf course created only 200 jobs.

23. In 1973, he and his father drew wide attention when the Justice Department contended his Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio systematically discriminated against African Americans wishing to rent apartments.

24. Trumps is pro-life and generally opposes abortion with some exceptions: rape, incest, and circumstances endangering the health of the mother, and said he is committed to appointing justices who would try to overturn the ruling in Roe v. Wade.

25. He favors capital punishment, as well as the use of waterboarding, which is a form of torture.

26. The Justice Department sued his company ― twice ― for not renting to black people

27. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino $200,000 in 1992 because managers would remove African-American card dealers at the request of a certain big-spending gambler. A state appeals court upheld the fine.

28. Trump disparaged his Black casino employees as “lazy”

29. Trump rule was for casino bosses to order all Black people off the floor and put them in the back.

30. Trumps white supremacist fan club includes the Daily Stormer, a leading neo-Nazi news site; Richard Spencer, director of the National Policy Institute, which aims to promote the “heritage, identity, and future of European people”; Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a Virginia-based white nationalist magazine; Michael Hill, head of the League of the South, an Alabama-based white supremacist secessionist group; and Brad Griffin, a member of Hill’s League of the South and author of the popular white supremacist blog Hunter Wallace.

31. In 1989, Trump took out full-page ads in four New York City-area newspapers calling for the return of the death penalty in New York and the expansion of police authority in response to the infamous case of a woman who was beaten and raped while jogging in Manhattan’s Central Park. “They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes,” Trump wrote, referring to the Central Park attackers and other violent criminals. “I want to hate these murderers and I always will.” The men’s convictions were overturned in 2002, after they’d already spent years in prison, when DNA evidence showed they did not commit the crime. Today, their case is considered a cautionary tale about a politicized criminal justice process.

32. Hiring freeze; exceptions are for military, national security and public safety jobs. Although current employees will not be laid off, the administration hopes it will trim the federal workforce through attrition.

33. What made it possible for Trump to ban travelers from certain countries was Obama signing the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act in 2015

34. 2-4-17 ~ Donald Trump Ordered To Pay $5.77 Million To Golf Club Members He Stiffed. Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter violated contracts that members had signed with the previous owner and were assumed by Trump when he bought the club in 2012. The average payment is expected be about $87,000 for each of the 65 members involved in the case. The members were awarded $4.8 million, plus $925,000 in interest.

35. Daughter Invanka’s clothing line is being illegally pedaled like a QVC product from the White House:

36. § 2635.702 Use of public office for private gain.
An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations. The specific prohibitions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section apply this general standard, but are not intended to be exclusive or to limit the application of this section.

37. Before taking the oath of office as president of the United States, Donald Trump swept aside concerns about conflicts of interest arising from his family business with a clear assertion: “The president can’t have a conflict of interest.” It only took three weeks into the real estate magnate’s presidency for this statement to be proven false. Trump hasn’t yet realized he can’t run the country like he runs a business, there are federal regulations he has to adhere to, he doesn’t have the supreme power he did in the business world. Trump’s attitude has trickled down to members of his staff, which are his family and friends, who now treat his personal business interests as though they were the interests of the American people. Members of the president’s staff appear to believe it is their jobs, as paid representatives of the president, to defend his personal and his family’s private business interests rather than the interests of US citizens. There appears to be no conception in the White House the family business is separate from the business of government.

38. The inner workings of the White House where they say the tension has been intensified by the president’s propensity for knee-jerk micromanaging when faced with disappointment, and jockeying among aides to avoid blame or claim credit when possible. interviews paint a picture of a powder-keg of a workplace where job duties are unclear, morale among some is low, factionalism is rampant and exhaustion is running high. Two visitors to the White House last week said they were struck by how tired the staff looks.

39. The family name, which was formerly spelled Drumpf, was changed to Trump during the Thirty Years’ War 1618 and 1648.

40. He’s a pathological liar, according to Republican Ted Cruz.

41. He’s a fake, a fraud, and a con-man, according to Republican Mitt Romney.

42. Trump convinced 81% of White Evangelical Christian voters to throw Jesus under the bus and vote for a man who bragged about grabbing women “by the pussy.”

43. He fired the acting Attorney General in a Monday Night Massacre because she determined that the president’s executive order on immigration was constitutionally indefensible.

44. He’s created an environment in which a southern white man can shut down a northeastern white woman while she’s reading from the floor of the Senate the cautionary words of a heroic southern black woman about a southern white man, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who was deemed too racist to be a federal judge in 1986.

45. He disrespects duly-appointed, Senate-confirmed federal magistrates: “so-called judges.”

46. He’s offended our friends and allies, treating the Mexican and Australian governments in much the same way he’s treated John McCain and Megyn Kelly and a disabled reporter and Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz and the Gold Star Khan Family and Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio and Rosie O’Donnell.

47. He hasn’t, as far as we know, paid federal income taxes in years, bragging that it’s smart on his part — meaning it’s dumb on our part to do so, thereby undermining citizen investment in shared governance. Nor has he released federal tax returns, as other presidential candidates have for the last 40 years.

48. His wife in New York City, his weekly trips to Mar-a-Lago, and his gallivanting children are costing us a fortune.

49. He’s sloppy with national security. Proof: Michael Flynn.

50. He’s given us a Secretary of Education who was born into and married into a billionaire family, has never attended a public school or taught in a public school, never taken out a student loan or applied for a Pell Grant, or even much supported our public schools.

51. He nominated a labor secretary (now withdrawn) who took advantage of an undocumented worker, pays his fast-food employees a shitty wage, and wants to replace humans with robots because they don’t take vacation days.

52. He’s put together an administration of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy.

53. He’s not kept his campaign promise to release documents and even hold a press conference to prove that the third Mrs. Trump never worked in the US illegally. (We know she lied about having a college degree and — knowingly or not — plagiarized part of Michelle Obama’s DNC speech.)

54. He said he’d negotiate lower drug prices from pharmaceutical companies. Now he says he won’t — but will give big pharma tax breaks and lift certain regulations on their industry.

55. He turned the nomination of a Supreme Court justice into the finale of a prime-time reality-show.

56. He knows little about the history of the United States, about our constitutional system, or about our institutions of government.

57. He has left millions of Americans who acquired health insurance via the ACA worried sick that this great benefit will be stripped from them.

58. His closest advisers have added to the chaos of the first weeks of the new administration: Kellyanne Conway and her universe of “alternative facts” — like the Bowling Green Massacre; Steve Bannon, who wants to play war with our military; Stephen Miller, who yells at the American people that the president’s views “will not be questioned!”; and Sean Spicer, period.

59. He uses Twitter to harangue and berate and demean individuals and journalists and companies that question his infallibility.

60. He’s rattled and incoherent, unfit and unqualified and unstable.

61. He uses fear and anxiety to bring out the worst impulses that lurk just beneath the surface to pimp for votes and deepen the crevasse between his America and the rest of us.

62. He has not drained the swamp, as he promised. It’s deeper. It’s wider. It’s even more dangerous.

63. Conservative Republicans would have crucified our former philosopher-president, Barack Obama, for behavior that even resembled that of our schoolyard bully president, Donald Trump. Where is their outrage now? President Turmp is not making America great again. He’s making America ugly again. But Republicans, who created this president in their laboratory of anger and resentment, will use President Trump as long as he’ll sign his John Hancock to their legislation.

64. Trump signed legislation 2-22-17 putting the brakes on regulation blocking coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. “In eliminating this rule, I am continuing to keep my promise to the American people to get rid of wasteful regulations that do absolutely nothing but slow down the economy.” Trumps allowing the continued, even encouraging pollution of our water by these companies. I’m fixing his sentence for him “In eliminating this rule, I am continuing, even promoting and encouraging the coal mining companies to get rid of waste by polluting the nations waterways to pad the pockets of the companies I’m invested in.” Trump’s dismantling of environmental protections like these could have a devastating impact on the drinking water sources of millions of Americans.

65. Trump’s election as president has not only made racism acceptable, it has made it popular.

66. Trump loves this country but not the people

67. Former President Barack Obama ordered ten times more drone strikes than the previous president, and estimates late in Obama’s presidency showed 49 out of 50 victims were civilians. In 2015, it was reported up to 90% of drone casualties were not the intended targets. Trump has markedly increased U.S. drone strikes since taking office. Over 26,000 bombs Obama dropped in 2016, summarized the increase: “During President Obama’s two terms in office, he approved 542 such targeted strikes in 2,920 days—one every 5.4 days. From his inauguration through today, President Trump had approved at least 36 drone strikes or raids in 45 days—one every 1.25 days.” That’s an increase of 432 percent.

68. Flint MI still doesn’t have clean water but security at Trump Tower is costing US taxpayers $400,000.00 a day.

69. Is this what Trump has been distracting us from? Over 2,000 new bills have been introduced to Congress; here are the 8 most important ones.

70. White House Claims Killing Meals on Wheels Is ‘Compassionate’ – slashes the entirety of that program’s $3 billion budget, which allocates grants to metropolitan areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people for various community programs. One of those programs is Meals on Wheels, which provides meals to shut-ins, brought to their homes by volunteers. With Meals on Wheels losing its federal grants. For reference, $3 billion divided by 137 million tax returns filed in 2015 amounts to an average of $21.80 per taxpayer to make sure elderly shut-ins get meals delivered to them.
H.R.861 – To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency effective 12-31-2018
H.R.610 – To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools effective December 31, 2018.
H.R.899 – To terminate the Department of Education effective December 31, 2018 – No grants budgets or staff
H.J.Res.69 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska” – No concern with declining animal populations
H.R.354 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017 – No federal money
H.R.3785 – Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act – Weakens labor unions leading to lower employment and loss of jobs
H.R.83 – Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 – punishing all sanctuary cities (welcomes refugees and illegal immigrants) stripping all federal funding
3-27-17 ~ H.J.Res.44 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations establishing procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. (Trump just signed HJ Resolution 44 into law only minutes ago. This places the Bureau of Land Management control over federal lands into the hands of states. States will now have greater control over decision and planning processes for logging, mining, mineral extraction, and commercial use on federal lands. This law also greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to decide how to use federal lands. This law will have a nasty impact on Native People, their lands, and sovereignty. This will lead to more rapes, sexual trafficking, and missing and murdered Native Women. It will lead to greater drug trafficking on our lands. It will lead to greater pollution and health disparities and deaths. This bill threatens outdoor recreation on 245 million acres of public lands.

71. Presidential Memorandum 7: To Advance the Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
What It Will Do: The Dakota Access pipeline is supposed to cut across the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and was met by massive resistance. Eventually, the Army Corps of Engineers decided not to grant an easement to the company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, blocking the pipeline. The corps then launched an environmental review, leading to the consideration of alternate routes. Trump’s new order instructs the corps to complete its review and approve a route for the pipeline as quickly as the law permits. In other words, the fight is back on. Who It Will Affect: The corps will have to decide how to follow these instructions, but the Standing Rock Sioux were already gearing up to block the pipeline again. Lawsuits, protests, and confrontations are likely to result. (Even if the pipeline gets built, it likely will have a negligible impact on job creation, energy security, and gas costs. Standing Rock residents are concerned it will pollute the water they rely on.)

72. A high ranking unnamed source, who spoke with the Dispatch on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that President Trump has denied the request on grounds that California and the city of Sacramento in particular, have failed to enforce federal immigration laws and have threatened to succeed from the Union. The source is quoted as saying: “The President has no incentive in helping the state of California. The state harbors more illegal immigrants than any other state and has multiple sanctuary cities that violate federal laws. The state very publicly supported Hillary Clinton throughout the election and the President views the state as being responsible for his loss in the popular vote, something he has had trouble with accepting. They have also recently threatened to leave the Union through their #CalExit campaign, and the President sees this as an opportunity to let them deal with the consequences of their exit. There is a sickness within the liberals in this country that they are not willing to address. Until they understand what ails them can they hope to find the cure. This is a step in the right direction in finding the #CureForWellness. “

73. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego concluded a lengthy and contentious lawsuit and approved a $25 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit claiming fraud against President Donald Trump and his Trump University real estate seminars. Trump University students, paid as much as $35,000 for the seminars, claimed they were lured by false promises they would learn Trump’s investing “secrets” from his “hand-picked” instructors.

74. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appointed by President Trump is allowing Dow and the chemical industry to copiously spray our food crops, fruits and vegetables with a proven neurotoxic pesticide #Chlorpyrifos developed and used by the NAZI’s as a nerve gas for warfare during WW2 and which has been linked to severe and irreversible brain damage in children and autism. So how can President Donald J. Trump condemn the chemical attack against innocent women, children and babies in Syria while allowing the daily mass poisoning of pregnant women, fetuses, children and babies with a proven neurotoxic nerve gas copiously sprayed on food crops, fruits and vegetables in the US linked to severe and irreversible brain damage in children and autism?????

75. The three Mar-a-Lago getaways, combined with the hundreds of thousands of public dollars spent on Secret Service protection during two international trips Trump’s adult sons have taken to promote their father’s business have cost taxpayers approximately $11.3 million over the first months of Trump’s presidency. President Obama, by contrast, spent an average of $12.1 million on travel each year totaling $96.8 MILLION in travel expenses in his 8 years as president. Additionally the cost of security for Melania and son Barron to remain at Trump Tower is $183 million/year. There is also no indication that they will actually move to DC this summer. So in essence the Federal government is giving the Trump family a $183 million annual voucher so Barron can attend the elite private prep school of his choice. The National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA, with an annual budget of only $148 million, is able to provide seed money for arts programming in literally every Congressional district in the country. So, on the one hand you have a $183 million school voucher for a single 10-year-old at an elite private school. On the other hand you have a program that impacts arts and cultural programming throughout the entire nation.

76. 3-28-17 ~ Congresswoman Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) “presidential visits to Palm Beach County have cost $1.7 million in overtime pay and other expenses so far this year. A nearby airport shut down during presidential visits has lost $30,000 every weekend Trump was in town and it missed out on a $440,000 helicopter contract.” “An upcoming visit by Chinese dignitaries is expected to cost the area’s taxpayers an additional $280,000 just to cover the sheriff and fire departments related to the trip.”

77. Taypayers are spending: $1 million per day to protect Trump Tower. 3 million per trip tp Mar-a-Lago. $206,337 per hour to operate Air Force One. A family of four on welfare is eligible to receive approximately $900 per month in assistance. Trump is by far the biggest welfare whore recipient in the United States.

78. Trump is on track to spend more during his first year of office than all eight years of the Obama administration combined. Each trip to Mar-a-Lago costs approximately $3.7 million in security costs alone. And that’s not including the more than $34,000 spent on golf cart rentals the Secret Service orders. In New York City, trips to Trump Tower have already racked up more than $20 million in taxpayer dollars. If that wasn’t troubling enough, the federal government officially promoted Mar-a-Lago when the State Department posted an article crooning over the mansion.

79. Re-election fundraising is already going gangbusters, and so is the income his own businesses are reaping from the contributions. The president’s 2020 campaign has already spent close to $500,000 on Trump’s businesses, from golf resorts to Trump Tower rent. In the single month of May last year, Trump’s campaign spent more than $1 million on catering, rents and utilities at more than a half-dozen Trump-owned companies and properties. The campaign spent $350,000 alone to Trump’s TAG Air for the use of private jets and helicopters. An additional $59,000 was spent on stays at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, and $14,000 went for food and rent to the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

80. The Federal Government Officially Promoted Mar-A-Lago. Tax dollars pushed Trump’s personal real estate. Chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, lambasted the State Department on Twitter, arguing that it was illegal for the government to essentially advertise the president’s personal property. Former government ethics officials and independent anti-corruption experts have roundly criticized President Trump’s failure to divest his substantial business assets or place them in a blind trust.

81. The 50 Craziest Things Trump Has Done As President. Here are Donald J. Trump’s 50 most insane acts since his inauguration.
https://www.facebook.com/gq/videos/10155751876528098/

82. What Donald Trump means by Make America Great Again is life was sweet for those in the 19th century while Blacks gave Whites 400 years of free labor.

83. Fortune magazine hired an analytics company to comb through Trump’s Twitter history, they found he has retweeted at least 75 users who follow three or more of the top 50 influencers in the “White Genocide Movement”.

84. It seems the fact of a Black President insulted Trump personally.

85. You can’t deny part of what motivates Trump in attacking Obama’s legacy is a personal grudge. We can all think of lots of examples of Trump acting out of personal grudges against lots of people. It is part of his pettiness as a human being.

86. To accept that whiteness brought us Donald Trump is to accept whiteness as an existential danger to the country and the world.

87. This presidency is the result of the same people who made Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty successful

88. “The president of the United States loves to drape himself in the symbols of patriotism, but fails to respect the ideals at the core of our Constitution and national identity. Trump may love the flag, but he doesn’t love anything it’s supposed to stand for. He actively encouraged a hostile foreign power to infiltrate our electoral process. He wants to suppress millions of Americans’ right to vote because they didn’t vote for him. He routinely undermines freedom of religion with his rabid Islamophobia, attacks the free press with disturbing regularity, and is now attacking the rights of the people to peacefully protest.”

89. I’ve decided I hate trump supporters more than the man himself, why can you not accept that you have voted in a corrupt slimeball who’s going to run the country into the ground? He’s proving he cannot be trusted more and more everyday can you not just accept you made a poor decision.

90. Milk may do the body good but at least 60% of the body is composed of water and every living cell in the body needs water to function. A healthy average individual can typically go without water 3-4 days possibly up to a week, is a generous estimate; considerably shorter in difficult conditions. An individual can go approximately 3 weeks without food; however animals, fruits and vegetables need water to grow.

91. Trump’s executive order on DAPL not only violates the law, but it violates tribal treaties.

92. Killing people with environmental waste is not the way to make America great

93. There were 220 ‘Significant’ Pipeline Spills in 2016, more than 176,000 gallons of oil spilled in western North Dakota in Dec. 2016 alone. There are 2.5 million miles of pipe, 55% of the U.S. network i.e. 135,000 miles are more than 45 years old. Based on data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the number of significant pipeline incidents grew 26.8 % from 2006 to 2015. A significant incident is defined as one that results in serious injury or fatality, costs more than $50,000, releases more than five barrels of volatile fluids such as gasoline or 50 barrels of other liquids, or results in a fire or explosion. In 2015, there were 326 such incidents—almost one per day. Of 466 incidents studied only 22 percent, or 105, were detected by advanced detection systems, ALL others were found in different ways, with the public finding 99 of the leaks. Since 2010, over 3,330 incidents of crude oil and liquefied natural gas leaks or ruptures have occurred on U.S. pipelines. These incidents have killed 80 people, injured 389 more, and cost $2.8 billion in damages…. AND on Wed. Jan. 25, 2017 a 12-inch underground initially spotted in a farm field in north-central Worth County, Iowa Pipeline leaked nearly 140,000 gallons of diesel, so don’t attempt to tell me how safe pipeline are…. Creating a second Flint Michigan and killing people with environmental waste is not the way to make America great…. Every time the earth is drilled, she cries a little tear…

94. Map Displays Five Years of Oil Pipeline Spills
http://tinyurl.com/j598jjs

95. America’s Dangerous Pipelines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rxqUXqPzog&feature=youtu.be

96. Trump’s Mexican Border Wall Would Be an Ecological Disaster. A barrier would sever animal populations living in the fragile desert ecosystems of the US-Mexico border from food resources, mates, and important migration routes. Such a disruption would deal an irreparable blow to countless species, including extraordinarily rare ones like the Sonoran jaguar and Mexican gray wolf. Plus I’m sure Trump would want his logo embossed on the wall about every hundred feet or so. When most people hear the words “undocumented immigrants” they think Mexicans right? But did you know there’s a lot Americans living illegally in Mexico? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In 2015 the number of Americans living illegally in Mexico has increased 37.8%. According to a study by the National Institute of Geography and Statistics, approximately 739,168 US Citizens and, according to the National Institute of Immigration, of those only 65,302 were legal residents. While Trump’s administration and campaign have been loaded with hateful words and racist slurs concerning “immigrants stealing our jobs,” they failed to even mention the reverse statistics. And just like Emperor Qin Shi Huang who had the the Great Wall of China built, no one will remember Trumps name.

97. ACLU blocks Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban. A federal judge granted an emergency stay to allow detainees with valid visas to remain in the U.S. The American Civil Liberties Union went to court following President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from Muslim countries.

98. Donald Trump already liable to be impeached… The U.S. Constitution prohibits federal office holders from receiving payments from foreign leaders or foreign governments. “U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides: “No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” President Trump has chosen to continue owning businesses that receive government subsidies and tax breaks in violation of this provision.

99. Since 1980, Mr. Trump and his businesses have “reaped at least $885 million in tax breaks, grants and other subsidies for luxury apartments, hotels and office buildings in New York.”As President, federal and state subsidies and tax breaks violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause.

100. Trump Organization has licensing deals with two Trump Towers in Istanbul, and has received up to $10 million from developers since 2014

101. Trump Tower Century City (Manila, Philippines) is Century Properties. (Trump is not the developer; he has a brand licensing contract.) The head of Century Properties is Jose Antonio, who was just named special envoy to the United States by the president of the Philippines. Payments from a company owned by a foreign government official are foreign emoluments.

102. China’s state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the largest tenant in Trump Tower. It is also a major lender to Trump. Both its regular rent payments, and its ongoing extension of credit, are foreign emoluments.

103. What made it possible for Trump to ban travelers from certain countries was Obama signing the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act in 2015

104. 3-5-17_- Trump Introduced Bills

HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education, kill special ed guarantees, free lunch program, etc
HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
HR 808 Sanctions against Iran.

106. Sound familiar? Our second president John Adams had big shoes to fill. George Washington was popular and beloved across the country, making it even harder for the way less charming Adams. His political tone deafness did him in from the very beginning. As vice president under George Washington, he made a bad impression by suggesting the president should be referred to as “His highness, the President of the United States of America, and Protector of the Rights of the Same.” The people and government considered him an egotistical monarchist, and it only got worse when he became president. John Adams is one of the few presidents to only serve one term. His administration created some of the least popular legislation of all time. They passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, which made criticizing the government illegal. Needless to say, a whole country of people who had just left what they considered to be the clutches of a tyrannical ruler were pissed off by this.

107. Trump is a small man with a fetish for the symbols of democracy and a bottomless hostility for the actual practice of it. He is the greatest example of the law of unintended consequences this side of the Darwin Awards.

108. Here’s the thing — if you’re going to try to condescend us for using the term “fascist” to describe Trump, make sure you’re not totally f*cking uninformed. Since this lady so nicely provided the dictionary definition for us, let’s get the facts straight: We have a lifelong white supremacist President who spends entire weeks dedicated to promoting forced displays of patriotism; who lies more than any U.S. public servant in modern history; who attacks women and people of color with greater ferocity than neo-Nazis; who has eroded all of our government institutions to the point where there are only incompetent “acting heads” of many of the largest agencies; who is bent on militarizing the police to further segregate the white world from the black colonies; who has a whole team dedicated to voter suppression of dissidents; who threatens anyone who questions his authority even within his own party; who constantly berates and undermines the credibility of the free press to eliminate accountability; who destroys scientific data and hide statistics that don’t support his political agenda; who fetishizes military leaders and spending over providing basic services for his constituents; who admires the Russian and Turkish fascist leaders more than any benevolent world leader; who literally has a fascist-sympathizing political philosophy named after him called Trumpism; And yet, WE are the ones being unreasonable by calling his regime “fascist?” Shut the f*ck up and take a whole stadium of seats.

109. Trump gave a lengthy interview to Mike Huckabee, where he slammed San Juan’s mayor and praised the Las Vegas gunman’s intelligence.

110. Michael Symonette was behind Trump in Phoenix and has been seen at other rallies. In the 1990’s Symonette who calls himself ‘Michael the Black Man’ was a member of the anti-white Nation of Yahweh cult, he and 15 others were charged with conspiring to murder two people but was found not guilty. During the trial, his brother claimed Symonette helped beat a man who later died and stuck a stick in another man’s eye. After the trial, Symonette reinvented himself as an anti-gay preacher. He’s supported Rick Santorum as well as Trump and runs a conspiracy site. He claims Bill Clinton and John McCain are secret USA-controlling Cherokees and Oprah Winfrey is the devil.

111. Trump using his executive platform to coerce private citizens of a specific race into forced displays of patriotism is fascist

112. Trump had been sued in federal courts 134 times over topics ranging from sanctuary cities to transgender soldiers.

113. Joe Biden (10-16-17) ~ “Today we have an American president who has publicly proclaimed a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Klansmen and those who would oppose their venom and hate. We have an American president who has emboldened white supremacists with messages of comfort and support.This is a moment for this nation to declare what the president can’t with any clarity, consistency, or conviction: There is no place for these hate groups in America. Hatred of blacks, Jews, immigrants—all who are seen as “the other”—won’t be accepted or tolerated or given safe harbor anywhere in this nation.”

114. The U.S. Presidential election was rigged even before the first ballot was cast. Everybody knows Hillary Clinton is the establishment’s candidate of choice, backed by the Rothschilds and the New World Order. What is less well known is that Donald Trump is also a Rothschild creation and actor, playing a part in the great sham. 30 years ago members of the Rothschild family saved Trump from bankruptcy and took him under their wing. They recognized his potential as a “man of use” and “colorful front man”. In the late 1980s, Donald Trump found himself in financial trouble as the real estate market in New York tanked. The three casinos in Atlantic City, like other Trump assets, were under threat from lenders. It was only with the assistance and assurance of Wilbur L. Ross Jr., senior managing director of Rothschild Inc. that Trump was allowed to keep the casinos and rebuild his threatened empire.“

115. The father of a slain U.S. Army corporal says President Donald Trump offered him $25,000 over the phone earlier this year while calling to offer his condolences and then never followed through. 22-year-old son, Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, was gunned down by an Afghan police officer on June 10, he had a 15-minute phone call with the president. Baldridge said he told Trump of “his struggle with the manner in which his son was killed.

116. Trump Supporters: “He didn’t say that, but if he did he didn’t mean it. And if he did, you didn’t understand it. And if you did, it’s not a big deal because, others have said worse”

117. Oct. 2017 ~ FEDERAL JUDGE REINSTSATE OBAMA-ERA RULES, TELLS TRUMP TO SIT DOWN
The move is seen as a major blow to Trump’s powers and the oil and gas industry as a whole, which will now have to ‘scramble’ to make sure they are in compliance. The court also said the Trump administration acted unlawfully when implementing the order. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Trump’s Interior Department ‘misused a provision of the Administrative Procedure Act when it stalled key provisions of a rule aimed at reducing methane venting and flaring on public and tribal lands.’ http://news.groopspeak.com/federal-judge-reinstates-obama-era-rules-tells-trump-to-sit-down/

118. Oct. 2017 ~ 3.5 million more people are without health insurance since Trump was elected. 12.3% of Americans are currently without insurance, an increase of 0.6 percentage points from the second quarter and up 1.4 percentage points from its historic low a year ago when President Donald Trump was elected. According to Gallup, this is the highest the uninsured rate has been since the fourth quarter of 2014. While the increase seems small in terms of percentages, the raw number of people is still tremendous. “However, the 1.4-point increase in the percentage of adults without health insurance since the end of last year represents nearly 3.5 million Americans who have entered the ranks of the uninsured.

119. Trump’s Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is worth $266m and thinks middle-class families make $100,000 annually.

“A typical family that has two children and earns $100,000 per year can expect annual tax savings of about $1,000. If we allow a family to keep another $1,000 of their income, what does that mean? They can renovate their kitchen, they can buy a new car, they can take a family vacation, they can increase their lifestyle.”

The US Census Bureau reports that the median household income was $59,039 in 2016. The average American kitchen remodel costs $21,800 and according to Kelly Blue Book, the average new car goes for nearly $35,000, and per Edmonds the average cost of a used car is about $19,000.

120. 10-30-17 ~ Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, had been indicted for conspiracy and money laundering. The Papadopoulos guilty plea goes directly to the heart of the charge of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It establishes conclusively that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian representatives, although it remains unclear exactly which Trump campaign officials were involved. Unlike the charges against Manafort, which are likely to be contested, the charges against Papadopoulos have been admitted and stand as proven facts. Papadopoulos was informed by Russian contacts that the Russian government had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.” Papadopoulos discussed the Clinton dirt with his Russian contacts on multiple occasions, and attempted to set up meetings between his contacts and high-ranking officials of the Trump campaign.

121. 10-30-17 ~ Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted on 12 counts Monday, including conspiracy against the United States, in connection with lobbying work for Ukraine uncovered by the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “Manafort and Gates generated tens of millions of dollars in income as a result of their Ukraine work,” the indictment says. “In order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities, from approximately 2006 through at least 2016, Manafort and Gates laundered the money through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships, and bank accounts.”

122. What Trump’s lawyer is claiming is the framers of the constitution intended the President of the United States to be an imperial monarchy with an infallible emperor and therefore above the law.

123. The Trump Organization ordered dozens of 12-inch replicas of the presidential seal to use as tee markers on Trump International golf courses. Federal law U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 33 › § 713 specifically states:

a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the Vice President of the United States, or the seal of the United States Senate, or the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or the seal of the United States Congress, or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the
b) Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. Whoever, except as authorized under regulations promulgated by the President and published in the Federal Register, knowingly manufactures, reproduces, sells, or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seals of the President or Vice President, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund:
Trumps golf trips have cost tax payers at least $31.65 million in 2017. At this rate, Trump’s golf trips will cost nearly $237 million over his first term. Protecting Trump Tower has cost New York City $24 Million and will cost another $4.5 million per year for the New York City Fire Department to continue protecting the building.

Over the course of 18 years, Trump’s companies went into reorganization six times – five times in New Jersey, where he had his casino holdings, and once in New York:
1. Trump Taj Mahal Associates, Atlantic City casino ~ 1991
2. Trump Castle Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City casino ~ 1992
3. Trump Plaza Associates, Atlantic City casino ~ 1992
4. Plaza Operating Partners, Manhattan hotel ~ 1992
5. Trump Casino Holdings, Atlantic City casinos ~ 2004
6. Trump Entertainment Resorts, Atlantic City casinos ~ 2009

Trump took offense at the idea he went bankrupt, always pointing out he never filed personally and he used the bankruptcy laws to get richer. He’s had a string of failures. And not just big investors, we’re talking about bond holders, not big banks…people who invested their retirements. So, you can call it a legal tool that he’s using, but lots of people have been hurt along the way. No major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.

1. Bankruptcy 6 times
2. Trump University Failed
3. Trump Airlines Failed
4. 4 Trump Hotels, Spa’s and Casinos 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009 $30 Million Fail
5. Trump Steaks Failed
6. GoTrump.com Failed
7. Trump Vodka Failed
8. Trump Mortgage Failed
9. Trump the Game Failed
10. Trump Magazine Failed
11. Trump Ice Failed
12. New Jersey Generals Football Team Failed
13. Tour de Trump Failed
14. Trump on the Ocean Resorts Failed
15. Trump Network Failed
16. Trumped! Radio Network Failed
17. Trump New Media Failed
18. Trump Puerto Rico golf course Failed
19. Hotel at Grand Central Station in the first decade cost taxpayers $60 million.

Yet he’s so smart. How much money have American Taxpayers and Corporate Investors paid to bail him out? How many people have been financially impacted by loss of jobs because of Trump’s bankruptcies? And some people think he’s a genius lol

6-14-18 ~ After a two-year investigation the Trump Foundation is being sued by New York Attorney General for sweeping violations of campaign finance laws. In a 41-page complaint detailing a myriad of alleged wrongdoings, including the improper use of charity funds “to influence his election for president”, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. Trump improperly used these monies to settle legal claims against his various businesses, even spending $10,000 on a portrait of himself which was hung at one of his golf clubs. The lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar Trump and three of his children from serving on nonprofit organizations, was an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president. The attorney general also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for possible further action, adding to Trump’s extensive legal challenges. Dec. 2018 ~ Trump ordered to pay $2 million by a New York court for misusing his charitable foundation.

Trump’s DC Hotel Tagged With $5 Million in Unpaid Worker Liens

WOMEN
The release of the audio recording below capturing the candidate bragging about grabbing women’s genitals inspired numerous women to step forward with allegations Trump had groped or kissed them against their will.

DONALD TRUMP AND BILLY BUSH AUDIO ABOUT WOMEN!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0WZUbZ3Pxg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su-Rt4QJZ08

Trump: “I moved on her actually. You know she was down on Palm Beach. I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married.”
Unidentified man: “That’s huge news there.”
Trump: “No, no. Nancy. No this was— And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’ I took her out furniture– I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”
Bush: “Sheesh, your girl’s hot as shit, in the purple.”
Trump: “Whoa! Whoa!”
Bush: “Yes. Yes, the Donald has” (unintelligible)
Unidentified man: “Wait, wait you’ve got to look at me when you get out and be like … will you give me the thumbs up? You’ve got to put the thumbs up.”
(crosstalk)
Trump: “Alright, you and I will walk down.”
(unintelligible)
Trump: “Maybe it’s a different one.”
Bush: “It better not be the publicist. No, it’s her. It’s her.”
Trump: “Yeah, that’s her, with the gold. I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. I just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Unidentified man: “Whatever you want.”
Trump: “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Unidentified man: “Yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.”
Trump: “Oh, it looks good.”
Unidentified man: “Come on, shorty.”
Trump: “Oh, nice legs, huh?”
Bush: “Oof, get out of the way, honey. Oh, that’s good legs. Go ahead.”
Trump: “It’s always good if you don’t fall out of the bus. Like Ford. Gerald Ford, remember?”
Bush: “Down below. Pull the handle.”
Trump: “Hello. How are you? Hi.”
Arianne Zucker: “Hi, Mr. Trump. How are you? Pleasure to meet you.”
Trump: “Terrific, terrific. You know Billy Bush?”
Bush: “Hello, nice to see you. How are you doing, Arianne?”
Zucker: “I’m doing very well, thank you. (To Trump) Are you ready to be a soap star?”
Trump: “We’re ready, let’s go. Make me a soap star.

Stephanie Clifford a.k.a. porn star Stormy Daniels had an affair with Trump in 2006, the year after he married Melania and a few months after the birth of their son, Barron. Daniels was reportedly paid $130,000 just before the 2016 election to sign a nondisclosure agreement and keep silent. As of Feb. 16, 2018 Stormy says she’s ready to spill the beans about the extramarital sexual encounter with the president now that Michael Cohen, the Trump’s personal attorney, has acknowledged he paid her $130,000 to not discuss the allegations publicly. To make the payment, Mr. Cohen created a Delaware limited liability company called Essential Consultants

2016 former Trump business partner Jill Harth accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Trump’s personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen released a statement suggesting Jill Harth, “would acknowledge” the story was false. Ms. Harth said the statement was made without her permission, and she stands by her claims.

Aug. 2016 Former Playboy model Karen McDougal claimed to have had a consensual affair with Trump in the mid-2000s, early in his marriage to Melania Trump. Ms. McDougal attempted to tell her story to media, however Trump’s personal lawyer Michael D. Cohen prevented her from going public. Ms. McDougal signed a confidential agreement on Aug. 5, 2016

At least two women got money and, in Ms. McDougal’s case, a promise of favorable attention in American Media publications, which include The National Enquirer, Star, Us Weekly and Radar. Trump, of course, benefited the most: avoiding more scrutiny as he struggled to dismiss multiple allegations of groping and unwanted advances that arose during his presidential campaign.

MELANIA TRUMP 1ST LADY OF THE WHITE HOUSE

2019-05-04 (18)

Melania Trump 1st Lady of the White House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r-6C8AL3aU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by_tLMqfqSg

After Melania’s visa expired she stayed in the US illegally, then married Donald for citizenship. Melania’s parents, Amalija and Viktor Knavs, neither of whom are employed, live in the United States because of “chain migration” so why does the White House refuse to answer if Melania’s parents Viktor and Amalija Knavs are illegally living in the U.S. considering the president’s high-profile demand to limit immigration?

Melania Trump’s father, Papa Knavs was an active Communist Party partisan back in the day. This was under the reign of dictator Josip Broz Tito. As a result, Melania wasn’t formally baptized and didn’t participate in communion during her childhood, since Communists banned organized religion. Viktor Knauss’s relationship to the Communist party allowed him to get a job and provide for his family,

The cost of security for Melania and Barron to remain at Trump Tower is $183 million/year. So in essence the Federal government is giving the Trump family a $183 million annual voucher so Barron can attend the elite private prep school of his choice. The National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA, with an annual budget of only $148 million, is able to provide seed money for arts programming in literally every Congressional district in the country. So, on the one hand you have a $183 million school voucher for a single 10-year-old at an elite private school. On the other hand you have a program that impacts arts and cultural programming throughout the entire nation.

The First Family has so much class… Melania’s naked shoots. Hawking her ‘Melania™ Timepieces and Jewelry’ on the White House website. Plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech. Caught lying about having a half-brother. Peddling on-sale campaign merchandise during Hurricane Harvey disaster events. Melania father, Papa Knauss was an active Communist Party partisan under the reign of dictator Josip Broz Tito, his relationship to the Communist party allowed him to get a job. Melania wasn’t formally baptized and didn’t participate in communion during her childhood either. Melania is an immigrant, the 1st First Lady to be born in a communist nation yet she stands behind her orange headed misogynic buffoon husband in his anti-immigration stances, the man who hates military veterans, degrades women, steals from the poor, makes jokes about People of Color and lest we forget just about everything vomiting from his mouth are lies, and his favorite nation is discrimination.

Melania Trump was paid more than $20,000 for 10 low-level modeling jobs in the U.S. seven weeks before she obtained a work visa in October 1996, therefore, it’s unlikely Melania who appeared mostly in catalogs and ads, qualified for the elite EB-1 program reserved for applicants with ‘an extraordinary ability’. Melania was an undocumented immigrant which means she stayed without proper documentation committing visa fraud. She obtained her visa July 2006 four (4) months AFTER her son Barron William Trump was born on March 20, 2006, rendering him an ‘Anchor Baby’. There is a 10-year ban for re-entry to the US if the parent was EVER in the country for more than a year illegally. Additionally, Melania’s unemployed parents, Viktor Knavs, an active Communist Party partisan, and her mother Amalija live in the United States because of “chain migration. Throw them all out.

There are no current laws which specifically disallow pregnant undocumented immigrants from entering the United States and having their baby. Notwithstanding, if the parents misrepresent their intentions for traveling to the United States, they may be cited and found guilty for serious violations such as fraudulent intent in an immigration application.

The way the law reads. Although the U.S. citizen must be 21 before he or she can petition for the admission of a parent, the same person (born in the U.S. to one or two illegal alien parents) can, at the age of 18, seek admission for an overseas spouse or for his or her foreign-born children.

1) is involved in a formal removal procedure, and
2) has had a “continuous physical presence” in the U.S. for 10 or more years, and
3) has not been convicted of certain criminal offenses, and
4) whose removal would result in “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to a citizen relative, including a child.
Table 15 of the Executive Office of Immigration Review’s Statistical Yearbook suggests this kind of relief was granted 11,383 times during FY 2009.

According to the  Constitution’s 14th  Amendment, ratified in 1868 to ensure citizenship for the newly emancipated African Americans, “all persons, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.” The phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” was intended to exclude from automatic citizenship American-born persons whose allegiance to the United States was incomplete. For example, Native Americans were excluded from American citizenship because of their tribal jurisdiction. Also not subject to American jurisdiction were foreign visitors, ambassadors, consuls, and their babies born here. In the case of illegal aliens, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Therefore, some Constitutional scholars argue the completeness of the allegiance to the United States is impaired and logically precludes automatic citizenship.

Objections to birth tourism fall apart when you look at them more closely. In fact, this is an exchange in which the mother and her baby are giving the United States a lot, especially compared with what they’re getting in return. Simply by virtue of being born here, these new US citizens will be required to pay US taxes for their entire income-earning lives. That’s true even if they leave immediately after birth and never come back. The United States has an exceptionally aggressive policy on taxing its citizens: If you’re an US Citizen, you have to pay US taxes, even if you live and work outside the United States.

Having a US citizen child doesn’t protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation. As a 2011 investigation documented, thousands of US citizen children have been forced into foster care or even adoption because their parents were placed in removal proceedings. Our immigration system often considers it more important to deport unauthorized immigrants than to protect the interests of their US citizen children. It tears families apart, and separates US citizens from the parents who love and care for them as well as putting additional financial burdens on U.S. taxpayers for foster adoption services.

Having an “anchor baby” won’t do much to help a legal or illegal immigrant mom become a U.S. citizen. Citizen children cannot sponsor their parents for citizenship until they turn 21 and if the parents were ever illegal, they would have to return home for 10 years before applying to come in, therefore having a baby to secure citizenship for its parents is an extremely long-term, and uncertain, process. Most of the benefits of citizenship accrue over the much longer term. The child will be able to work here legally once he or she is old enough. When they’re ready for college, they’ll qualify for in-state tuition at most public colleges, however, its deferred gratification at best.

You’re under the assumption “Anchor Baby” and “Birthright Citizenship” are antithetical. A child who has at least one parent, including an adoptive parent, who is a U.S. citizen by birth or through naturalization and is a lawful permanent resident with said child residing in the United States and in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent.

IVANKA TRUMP’s DAUGHTER

a) 3-16-18 ~ South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will meet with Ivanka Trump-Kushner during her visit to the U.S. Why is an unpaid adviser, the daughter of the president, a woman with her own financial interests in the South Korean region meeting with the foreign minister? This is nepotism at its worst. This isn’t a royal family, and Ivanka Trump has no business negotiating on behalf of the United States.

b) “Porn star Stormy Daniels told a magazine six years ago that she had an affair with Donald Trump starting right after his wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron…He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful and smart just like his daughter,” Daniels said.

c) When asked what he and his daughter both consider their favorite things, Trump answered, “I was going to say sex, but I can relate to [golf]

d) “Ivanka posing for Playboy would be really disappointing… not really. But it would depend on what was inside the magazine…I don’t think Ivanka would [do a nude shoot] inside the magazine, Although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

e) “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body.”

f) “She’s actually always been very voluptuous… she’s tall, she’s almost 6 feet tall… she’s a real beauty.”

g) “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father….”

h) “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

i) “Is it wrong to be more sexually attracted to your own daughter than your wife?”

DTI

JARED KUSHNER IVANKA’S HUSBAND

a) Jared Kushner has mounting debts, both to himself and his family. He refuses to answer the very simple question from Congress “Did you talk to any foreign nationals 666 Fifth Avenue the family owned property which is heavily in debt.”What we have here is a person who is subject to blackmail risk; is he doing his job with these massive conflicts of interest which anybody who wasn’t the son-in-law of the president, would have been fired long ago. May 2017, his family real estate company received a roughly $30 million investment from Menora Mivtachim, one of Israel’s largest financial institutions. Feb. 2018 Kushner lost his interim top secret security clearance.

b) Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance and frequent revisions to his financial forms to provide information incorrect or missing have caused delays which have held up his security clearance. His application and did not include 100 contacts with foreigners which he later had to go back and include them although he did not include the meeting in Trump Tower with the Russian lawyer and Russian translator. He was forced to add an additional 77 previously undisclosed assets, business interests and more than $10 million in holdings.

c) Kushner is reportedly under investigation by Mueller for a meeting in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign with representatives linked to the Kremlin who purportedly would disclose information harmful to Hillary Clinton. Mueller also questioned Kushner about his interactions concerning Russia with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Mueller is also examining meetings with international leaders Kushner had during the administration transition and afterward, while his family real estate business was seeking global investment

d) The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York, are investigating the Kushner Company’s participation in the EB-5 visa program which provides green cards to well-heeled foreigners who invest a minimum of $500,000 in certain businesses. At least two Kushner real estate projects in New Jersey have benefited from the program.

e) Jared Kushner’s father Charles Kushner is an American real estate developer. He founded Kushner Companies in 1985. He plead guilty to 18 counts and was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering, fined $508,900 by the Federal Election Commission for contributing to Democratic political campaigns in the names of his partnerships when he lacked authorization to do so. The witness-tampering charge arose from Kushner’s act of retaliation against William Schulder, his sister Esther’s husband, who was cooperating with federal investigators; Kushner hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, arranged to record an encounter between the two, and had the tape sent to his sister. Kushner was sentenced to two years in Federal prison in Montgomery Alabama before being sent to a halfway house in Newark, New Jersey, to complete his sentence. As a result of his convictions, Kushner was disbarred, prohibited from practicing law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

f) Released court documents during the transition, Kushner instructed Michael Flynn to try to get the Russian ambassador to block a United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements.

g) Jared followed his father-in-law’s lead by doing the bare minimum to disentangle himself from his business interests. He stepped down from his official role at Kushner Companies, but he kept most of his interest in it and his real estate holdings. He did sell some real estate assets, but just to a family trust controlled by his mother. Since then, there have been a seemingly endless array of reports about conflicts and questionable activity from either Jared or Kushner Companies, which is privately held and has opaque finances.

h) The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York, are investigating the Kushner Company’s participation in the EB-5 visa program which provides green cards to well-heeled foreigners who invest a minimum of $500,000 in certain businesses. At least two Kushner real estate projects in New Jersey have benefited from the program.

i) Jared Kushner’s father Charles Kushner is an American real estate developer. He founded Kushner Companies in 1985. He plead guilty to 18 counts and was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering, fined $508,900 by the Federal Election Commission for contributing to Democratic political campaigns in the names of his partnerships when he lacked authorization to do so. Following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie negotiated a plea agreement with Kushner, under which he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. The witness-tampering charge arose from Kushner’s act of retaliation against William Schulder, his sister Esther’s husband, who was cooperating with federal investigators; Kushner hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, arranged to record an encounter between the two, and had the tape sent to his sister. Kushner was sentenced to two years in Federal prison in Montgomery Alabama before being sent to a halfway house in Newark, New Jersey, to complete his sentence. As a result of his convictions, Kushner was disbarred, prohibited from practicing law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

j) Slumlord Jared Kushner bought 3 buildings in New York and then filed at least 80 false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants, when, in fact, tax records showed the company inherited as many as 94 rent-regulated units. Kushner did this so he could raise rents, push tenants out and re-sell the buildings for millions of dollars of profit.
https://apnews.com/002703e70347481cb993027d04f543cc?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Politics

k) Donald Trump is “frustrated with Mr. Kushner, whom he now views as a liability” and “another problem to deal with,” and has suggested both he and Ivanka move back to New York.

l) Jared Kushner failed to disclose his role as a co-director of the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation from 2006 to 2015, a time when the group funded an Israeli settlement considered to be illegal under international law, on financial records he filed with the Office of Government Ethics earlier this year. The White House senior adviser attempted to sway a United Nations Security Council vote against an anti-settlement resolution passed just before Donald Trump took office, which condemned the structure of West Bank settlements. The failure to disclose his role in the foundation at a time when he was being tasked with serving as the president’s Middle East peace envoy follows a pattern of egregious omissions barring any other official from continuing to serve in the West Wing. Kushner demanded future national security adviser Michael Flynn “get on the phone to every member of the Security Council and tell them to delay the vote” on the West Bank settlement resolution. The move may have violated the 200-years-old law called the Logan Act, which bars “unauthorized citizens” from negotiating with “foreign governments having a dispute with the United States.”
https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2017/50-years-illegal-settlements/index.html

m) Jared Kushner’s sister Nicole Meyer was caught making a pitch of the EB-5 visa program to more than 100 Chinese investors gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Beijing, China by the Kushner family to attract $150 million in financing for their Jersey City housing development, known as ‘One Journal Square’.

PUERTO RICO

1. Licensed the Trump name for a fee to a golf course from 2008 until 2015, declared bankruptcy then walked away with more than $600,000 in revenue from the management and licensing deal. Eric Trump said after the bankruptcy filing: “We made many millions of dollars on it but never invested a dime.”

2. Tells a family who showed him their damaged home to “have a good time”, before heading to a community centre distributing aid, where he tossed rolls of toilet paper into the crowd. Or watching people bussed in from shelters having lost their homes leap for toilet paper.

3. Aside from the sloppy optics from Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico, recovery efforts have been hampered by a laundry list of mishandlings at multiple levels, including FEMA’s slow distribution of goods and supplies which were stalled at ports at a crucial time of recovery, the Trump administration’s initial refusal to wave the Jones Act to free up cheaper accessibility of vessels to haul at recovery time, and a frail power gr