NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Says More People Will Die if ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Policy Terminated

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NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Says More People Will Die if ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Policy Terminated (Attribution Unknown)

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended the controversial ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,’ saying violent crime will go up if the policy is ended. The ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy, which targets mainly black and Hispanic males, was found unconstitutional by a federal judge, calling the program “indirect racial profiling.”  He said “no question” more people will die if the city’s next mayor ends the policy.

“Again, this is not a program,” Kelly said. “This is something that’s integral to policing. This happens throughout America at any police jurisdiction.  You have to do it.  Officers have to have the right of inquiry, if they see some suspicious behavior. So I can assure you, this is not just a New York City issue.  It’s an issue throughout America.  And this case has to be appealed in my judgment because it will be taken as a template and have significant impact in policing throughout America.”

The commissioner also defended the program as saving minority lives, not targeting them as suspects.

“We need some balance here,” he said. “The stark reality is that violence is happening disproportionately in minority communities.  And that unfortunately is in big cities throughout America. We have record low numbers of murders in New York City, record low numbers of shootings, we’re doing something right to save lives.” Source: Politico

It’s amazing that Ray Kelly, who is reportedly being considered to replace Janet Napolitano as the next Homeland Security secretary, is doubling down on the controversial policy, in light of a federal judge’s ruling. This isn’t the only controversial thing coming out of New York City. Kelly’s boss, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the 60,000 residents in the city’s public housing to be fingerprinted. He claims it will make the projects safer. Um, this is another form of racial profiling.

Judge Dismisses Racial Claims in Paula Deen Lawsuit Filed by Ex-Employee Lisa Jackson

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Paula Deen scored a big win today after a judge dismissed racial claims in a lawsuit filed against her. Savannah Morning News reports the U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr., judge ruled “plaintiff Lisa Jackson did not allege she was the target of the racist discrimination and didn’t suffer any adverse employment decision.”

“Her difficulties do not fall within the zone of interests sought to be protected by Title VII and cannot support a claim of racial discrimination under the statute,” Moore ruled.

The ruling removes the major allegations from Jackson’s suit against Deen, her brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers Jr., and Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House Inc. on Whitemarsh Island where Jackson worked as general manager for about five years. It leaves other issues in the suit pending.

Embattled Chef Paula Deen Reportedly Asked Black Workers to Dress as Aunt Jemima

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Ineata Jones Ringing Dinner Bell at Paula Deen’s Restaurant (Photo credit: The Wrap)

Southern celebrity chef Paula Deen is back in the news again y’all. This time, she reportedly asked black staffers to dress up as ‘Aunt Jemima.’ This came to light in a New York Times article on Thursday.

The profile of Deen’s cook Dora Charles overflows with allegations of racist behavior. Deen allegedly paid black employees less than white ones and used racial slurs.

But it is Deen’s idea of Confederate-tinged dinner theater that may be the most unseemly element of the story. Charles tells the Times that she refused Deen’s requests to ring a dinner bell in front of her Savannah, Ga. restaurant The Lady and Sons and, in the words of the paper, holler for “people to come and get it.”

“I said, ‘I’m not ringing no bell,'” Charles told the paper. “That’s a symbol to me of what we used to do back in the day.”

 Deen finally found an African-American employee willing to perform this throwback to plantation life in Charles’ friend and colleague Ineata Jones, who the Times reports is nicknamed Jellyroll. The paper says that postcards of Jones ringing a dinner bell are for sale at her stores.

Jones drew the line at dressing like Aunt Jemima, the Quaker Oats spokeswoman with origins in minstrel shows.

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Charles, who claims she was not adequately compensated for her role developing Deen’s Southern-style cooking, has filed complaints with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Source: Yahoo News

Sen. Rand Paul Staffer Jack Hunter Exposed as White Supremacist, Pro-Secessionist Radical

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Sen. Rand Paul’s Staffer Jack Hunter Exposed as White Supremacist, Pro-Secessionist Radical (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Surprise, surprise — Jack Hunter, a Rand Paul staffer, has been exposed as a white supremacist, pro-secessionist radical:

Jack Hunter, who co-authored Rand Paul’s 2011 book and now directs new media for the Kentucky senator, has a past alter ego as the “Southern Avenger,” a provocative radio personality known for wearing a luchador mask emblazoned with the Confederate flag and for making outrageous comments about race and Southern secession, Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reveals today.

As the arguably white nationalist Southern Avenger, Hunter praised the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, saying he “raise[s] a personal toast every May 10 to celebrate John Wilkes Booth’s birthday,” compared Lincoln to Saddam Hussein, and suggested the great American president would have had a homosexual relationship with Adolf Hitler, had the two ever met. He also advocated against Hispanic immigration and in favor of white pride, warning that a “non-white majority America would simply cease to be America.”

Prior to that, Hunter was a prominent neo-Confederate and pro-secession activist, serving as a chairman in the League of the South, which, according to its website, “advocates the secession and subsequent independence of the Southern States from this forced union and the formation of a Southern republic.”

Of course, Rand Paul tried to rewrite history when he spoke at Howard University earlier this year. No surprise there.  Rand Paul palling around with racists, no surprise there. This is no shock to me. Ron and Rand Paul have always been intertwined with white supremacy. Racist grifters, like father like son.

Read Alana Goodman’s article in the Washington Free Beacon.

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Rand Paul staffer Jack Hunter AKA Southern Avenger (Southern Avenger website)

Here’s an interesting take from the Washington Post on Jack Hunter, AKA Southern Avenger:

It’s not clear how close Hunter is to the senator. He describes himself as Paul’s new media director (and the senator’s office has not disputed that description.) According to a recent Washington Monthly article, Hunter has been advising Paul on foreign policy. In addition to his current work for the senator, Hunter helped Paul write a 2011 book, “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” But on his Web site and radio show he clearly speaks for himself (as when he endorsed Mark Sanford in the May South Carolina special election).

“My entire adult life I’ve defended the Old South and the southern cause in America’s bloodiest war. Not because I support slavery or racism but despite it,” Hunter says in one 2011 video.

Pat Buchanan: Immigration Reform Will Be the End of America

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Pat Buchanan spewing racist vitriol again, saying America will break up, just like the Soviet Union, if immigration reform is passed. In other words, in his mind, immigration reform will mean the end of white dominance in this country:

What you get is a growing disintegration of the country, a fragmentation into different parts. And we see this happening all over the world in the last few decades, where ethnic groups and linguistic minorities, ethnic minorities, cultural minorities, given the pressures of ethno-nationalism, are breaking up countries all over the world. It’s happening all over the Middle East; it happened in the Balkans, where Yugoslavia broke up into seven countries; the Soviet Union broke up into 15 countries.

You put 100 million Hispanic folks in the United States, and say 70 million of them on the southwest border, that becomes as much a part of Mexico as it is of the United States. If they have a different language, different culture, different faith, basically you get two peoples and two peoples eventually become two countries.

This is what I see as the future of America is the balkanization and disintegration of the country that had become one nation back around 1960, when all the immigrants who had come from eastern and southern Europe 1890-1920 had been assimilated and Americanized. We’d all gone through the Depression together, heard radio together, went through World War II together, and American television together. That brought us all together, and now we’re falling apart.

Ballantine Books Cancels Paula Deen’s Upcoming Cookbook Amid Racial Slur Scandal

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Paula Deen just got dropped by Ballantine Books, which was set to publish her latest cookbook, titled “Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up.” The book was set to release October 2013.

The book publisher issued the following statement to CNN:

“After careful consideration, Ballantine Books has made the difficult decision to cancel the publication of Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up.”

 Ballantine Books Cancels Paula Deens Upcoming Cookbook Amid Racial Slur Scandal

J. C. Penney to Stop Selling Paula Deen-Branded Merchandise Over Racial Slur Scandal

The list of companies fleeing from Paula Deen continues to grow, with J. C. Penney saying it has decided to stop selling Paula Deen-branded merchandise. I suspect the list shouldn’t be much bigger, since the vast majority have already dropped the embattled Southern chef over a racial slur scandal stemming to a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Deen and her brother, Earl ‘Bubba’ Hiers by former employee Lisa Jackson.

Sears Holdings Severs Ties with Paula Deen Over Racial Slur Scandal

Sears Holdings has severed ties with Southern chef Paula Deen amid continued fallout over a racial slur scandal. This comes as QVC, Home Depot, Caesars Entertainment, Target, Smithfield Foods, Novo Nordisk and Walmart dropped the embattled celebrity chef.

The company, based in Hoffman Estates, Ill., says Friday that it made the decision to phase out all products tied to the brand after “careful consideration of all available information.”

Deen was a no-show last Friday at the “Today” show, where she was scheduled to appear to answer questions about past use of racial slurs.

“Today” host Matt Lauer told viewers he had spoken with Deen the day before to arrange what NBC had promoted as an exclusive, live appearance.

But shortly before the show went on the air Friday, Lauer said he was told by a Deen representative that she was pulling out. Source:  WFLA

QVC Says It Will Take a “Pause” from Paula Deen Amid Racial Slur Scandal

Another one bites the dust for Paula Deen as QVC said it will take “a pause” from the Southern chef amid continued fallout from a racial slur scandal. Here’s an excerpt from QVC’s letter:

We owe you an answer. We too are troubled by what Paula has acknowledged saying. We’re also troubled by the allegations against her.  We deeply believe, as you do, that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

At the same time, we have enjoyed a positive, long-standing relationship with Paula.  She has always been gracious and supportive to every QVC team member she encountered.  And we value, as we hope you know, all of our relationships. We believe it’s important to handle difficult situations such as this in a thoughtful and fair manner that recognizes our common humanity.

And in any strong relationship, when troubles arise, the first step is to talk. We have talked with Paula and her team extensively over the last several days, and together we have considered what is best for our customers, for Paula, and for QVC. For now, we have decided to take a pause. Paula won’t be appearing on any upcoming broadcasts and we will phase out her product assortment on our online sales channels over the next few months. We all think it’s important, at this moment, for Paula to concentrate on responding to the allegations against her and on her path forward.

Paula Deen also wrote a letter that appeared on QVC’s website:

To my customers at QVC,

I want to let you know how much I value my relationship with all of you and with QVC. I’ve loved hearing from all of you over the years, with your calls and posts and letters.  I’ve so enjoyed my close relationship with David Venable and his team, and my warm interactions with the extended QVC family. I also appreciate the caring way that QVC has interacted with me over the past week.

As you know, I have some important things to work on right now, both personally and professionally. And so we’ve agreed that it’s best for me to step back from QVC and focus on setting things right.

I am truly sorry and assure you I will work hard to earn your forgiveness.

Paula

 

Target Drops Paula Deen, to Phase Out Merchandise in Stores & Online

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Target Drops Paula Deen, to Phase Out Merchandise in Stores & Online (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BREAKING:  Target drops Paula Deen. According to statement from the retailer, “We have made a decision to phase out the Paula Deen merchandise in our stores as well as on Target.com.”- via @RyanRuggiero

 Target Drops Paula Deen, to Phase Out Merchandise in Stores & Online