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Social Media Slams Colin Kaepernick But Proves His Point

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Colin Kapernick shouldn’t have to say much more after folks took to social media in response to him sitting during the national anthem. His reason is to stand for people in this country who face the ugliness of oppression.

He said this past Sunday “This country stands for freedom, liberty, justice for all — and it’s not happening for all right now.”

Many people took to Twitter in response to his statement. The funny thing is in their anger and even hatred for the San Fransisco quarterback they pretty much proved his point!

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Tomi Lahren Strikes Again… Yes People Like Her Really Do Exist (Video)

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Tomi Lahren is scary and not in a physical sense but in the way of her thoughts and ideas i.e. a mindset.

Reason being she is able to reach millions of people to share her thoughts and ideas via television (The Blaze), social media, and internet.

Believe it or not a LOT of people in Amerikkka feel and think in the same manner as Tomi Lahren does.

Lahren is consistently disrespectful to our President this time calling him “Barry” and now blaming the shootings in Dallas on President Obama and “two black attorney general’s”…. SMDH!!    Continue reading Tomi Lahren Strikes Again… Yes People Like Her Really Do Exist (Video)

Texan Woman Tape Records Doctors during Surgery

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I came across an article that I was hesitant to open because the headline seemed unreal.  “Black Woman Records Surgery And Hears Doctor And Staff Calling Her Racially Insensitive Slurs.”  What!? How do you record your own surgery without surgeon’s knowledge? Whatever!  But after a few instances of strategically bypassing the article, I decided to give it a chance.
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SPLC tracks 44 organized hate groups across New York state

Van White was the attorney for a high profile civil rights case in 2006, when he received an anonymous letter in the mail that included the following message:

“We the members of the Ku Klux Klan are sick and tired of these jungle monkeys getting positions, like they are better than us…”

White believes the letter was written in retaliation for his pursuit of the case.  He reported the letter to authorities, who he says investigated the penmanship but could not track it back to an author.

“I’ve got to tell you I’m a civil rights lawyer when I’m not doing my school district stuff and this is not unusual,” says White, who also serves as president of the Rochester City School District’s School Board, although he notes he’s never received threats related to his position on the board.

In 2013, there were more than seven thousand reported victims of hate crimes in the United States.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there are 784 active and organized hate groups across the country- 44 of them are right here in New York State. SPLC says they target groups by religion, sexual orientation, race and a host of other factors, and fall into various categories that include: black separatists, Neo-Nazi, Anti-Muslim and Anti-LGBT.

In the wake of the shooting in Charleston, many wonder what would drive someone to commit a hate crime and whether these groups have influence.

“People who have grown up in a condition of privilege and feel that slipping away, they’re the most likely recruits for hate groups,” says Professor Thomas Gibson, a professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester, who has studied hate groups abroad and in the United States.

Gibson says groups find more recruits by spreading ideas online but also find peers who think alike.

“In a way the rise of social media and the way people’s extreme views can get reinforced by someone just sitting alone in a basement, I think is a cause for more concern perhaps than the organized groups,” he says.

Gibson says the patches seen in a photo of the Charleston shooting suspect, represent the past racial apartheid in South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and a connection to supremacist ideologies that could easily be bolstered online.

“People who might for whatever personal reasons nurture certain grudges can now find like-minded individuals all over the country or even all over the world,” says Gibson.

Van White says although the authors of the hate-filled letter to him were never identified, he doesn’t fear them.  With the Charleston tragedy in view, he is optimistic that the country can come together to send back their own message.

“We are a country that has faults but we are bar none the best country in identifying those faults and rectifying them,” says White.  “Does that mean we don’t have work to do?  Absolutely not, we have much work to do.”

The Department of Justice is investigating the massacre in Charleston as a hate crime.

 

written by: Natasha Alford

Irondequoit Police Officer Could Be Fired For Racial Facebook Posts

Irondequoit, NY (WROC)- Tough action is taken against a veteran Irondequoit police officer accused of posting racially offensive comments on Facebook.

Local blogger, Davy V., first reported on the posts, March 19.  The next day, the town put the officer on administrative leave and started an internal investigation.

“The results of the investigation show that highly offensive and inappropriate comments were posted by a member of our police force,” says Supervisor Adam Bello, at a special press conference held in the middle of tonight’s regular town meeting.

One post shows topless black women dressed in African garb, under the heading “Michelle Obama’s class reunion.”

Another mocks Mexicans saying they get a “free home and free ebt card for shopping.”  Many of the posts are profanity-laced.

Town supervisor Adam Bello and Chief Richard Tantalo insist these posts do not reflect the culture of the Irondequoit community.

“As someone who’s been in the law enforcement community for an extended period of time, something like this is certainly very disappointing,” says Tantalo.

“The whole foundation of their job and what they do relies on the ability of the citizens to trust their protectors,” says Bello.

Bello says the officer has been taken off payroll and will be served a letter stating the disciplinary charges against him. Officials would not name the officer citing it as a personnel matter.

As a civil service employee according to Section 75 of CSEA’s handbook, he will have a right to a hearing before any termination can be complete. The process could take up to two months.

Natasha Alford

 

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