Black Twitter Blasts CNN Commentator Tara Setmayer Over Police Brutality Views

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Black Twitter Blasts CNN Commentator Tara Setmayer Over Police Brutality Protests (Photo Credit: Twitter @tarasetmayer)

CNN’s newest political commentator Tara Setmayer is being blasted by black Twitter over her views on the police brutality protests. She accused Al Sharpton and other civil rights activists of ginning up outrage over the protests stemming from the police-involved shooting deaths of black males.

Setmayer, who works for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, claims the shooting death of these males — Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice — are outliers. Um, tell that to the family of ex-FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell.

Tata Setmayer says black urban radio is encouraging glorification of gangster culture. She specifically singled out BET.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Univ. of Maryland Delta Gamma Member Celebrates Birthday with N-Word Slur on Cake

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Univ. of Maryland Delta Gamma Member Celebrates Birthday with N-Word Slur on Cake (Photo Credit: Instagram)

The Baltimore Sun reports that the University of Maryland’s Delta Gamma sorority is under fire after an Instagram picture surfaced of a member celebrating her 21st birthday standing next to a three-layer cake with “suck a n*gga d**k” inscription.

UM’s department of fraternity and sorority life sent a tweet decrying the photo on Thursday, saying, “We are aware of an insensitive post from a community member & are addressing it with the chapter as it does not align with our Greek values,” the Baltimore Sun reports.

Delta Gamma posted a response on Facebook, saying: “We have become aware of an unacceptable Instagram post by a member of our chapter. The Fraternity volunteers and staff are working with our chapter at the University of Maryland at this time to hold this member accountable.”

FBI Investigating Hanging Death of Black Teen Lennon Lacy

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FBI Investigating Hanging Death of Black Teen Lennon Lacy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the hanging death of black teenager Lennon Lacy, whose hanging death was previously ruled a suicide, Bladen County district attorney Jon David said.

Lacy, 17, was founding hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina, in August. The teen’s family and the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP called for further investigation into his death.

The teen’s mother, Claudia Lacy, wrote an article in the U.K. Guardian slamming the police investigation as unsatisfactory.

Here’s a little background on Lennon Lacy’s death:

Claudia Lacy said that her son, a junior and varsity football player at West Bladen High School, had goals for the future and had been excited about his first game of the school year after being sidelined for a season to work on his grades.

He had been grieving the recent passing of an uncle, and Claudia Lacy told investigators that he had been depressed.

But Barber said it was a word that she had used to describe his mourning and that Lennon Lacy had no history of mental illness and had never been diagnosed as clinically depressed.

The boy was found around 7:30 a.m. on the Friday of his first football game, wearing shoes that were two sizes too small – one of many things that has concerned the family.

By the time Claudia Lacy arrived, Barber said, her son’s body had been placed in a body bag, and police had released the scene – a move also being criticized by the Lacy family’s attorney, Heather Rattelade.

 

President Obama: Racism “Deeply Rooted” in U.S. History

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President Obama: Racism “Deeply Rooted” in U.S. History

TRUTH:  In an interview with BET, President Obama said racism is “deeply rooted in our society; it’s deeply rooted in our history.” Of course, many on the right are saying not so. They want you to believe racism is a figment of our imagination. President Obama hosted a group of young civil rights activists at the White House last week.

Never mind the fact that the president was very clear in saying we have made progress as a country. The chorus of right wing haters are only focusing on a snippet of his comments — racism is deeply rooted in our society.

America has made gains, and that “gives us hope” of making more progress, he said.

“We can’t equate what is happening now to what was happening 50 years ago,” Obama said, “and if you talk to your parents, grandparents, uncles, they’ll tell you that things are better, not good in some places, but better.”

Obama said he is advising young people to be persistent because “typically progress is in steps, it’s in increments.”

In dealing with something “as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society, you’ve got to have vigilance but you have to recognize that it’s going to take some time and you just have to be steady so that you don’t give up when you don’t get all the way there,” Obama said. Source: Huffington Post

Watch a preview of President Obama’s BET interview, which will air Monday night:

Heartland Brewery Ripped for Racist “A Slave to the Flavor” Slogan

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Heartland Brewery Ripped for Racist “A Slave to the Flavor” Slogan (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Heartland Brewery is facing intense backlash for “racist” slogan for its Bavarian Black Lager — “You’ll be a slave to the flavor,” the New York Daily News reports. Many customers are crying racism. Makes you wonder who comes up with these promotional campaigns?

Here’s more from Raw Story on Heartland Brewery’s “slave to the flavor” PR nightmare:

John Foy of the National Action Network told the Daily News that the slogan was “absolutely inappropriate, offensive, and intentionally provocative.”

“At a time when race relations are at the heart of the national and local discourse,” he continued, “Heartland Brewery has decided to evoke the pain and trauma of our nation’s most shameful and hateful legacy and use it as a cheap marketing ploy.”

The brewery insists that the Bavarian Black Lager has been on its winter menu for years and that no one has complained about it previously.

The beer is served in a glass bearing a picture of a dominatrix holding a whip and a submissive with a pint balanced on his bottom — picture below — and that this is the reason for the “slave” reference:

Thomas Smith Sues WI Police for Coming to His Home, Arresting Him for Calling Them Racists on Facebook

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Thomas Smith Sues WI Police for Coming to His Home, Arresting Him for Calling Them Racists on Facebook (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

A Wisconsin man, Thomas G. Smith, filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Arena police violated his civil rights when they arrested him for calling officers racists on Facebook.

Here’s more from the StarTribune:

A man who got arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southwestern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging one of the agency’s officers violated his constitutional rights.

Thomas G. Smith posted profanity-laced comments on Facebook that called police officers in Arena racists in July 2012. He posted the remarks in response to a police Facebook posting several days earlier thanking community members for helping detain two black juveniles who were fleeing officers.

According to the lawsuit filed Monday, an officer named Nicholas Stroik saw Smith’s comments and deleted them, along with comments from two other people who accused police of targeting black people.

Police then called Smith, who was living in Arena at the time, and asked if he had posted the remarks attributed to him. He told officers he wrote the comments and he meant them. Later that night officers arrested him at his home and took him to jail, the lawsuit said.

Prosecutors later charged him with disorderly conduct and unlawful use of computerized communications. They contended his comments amounted to fighting words, defined by the U.S. Supreme Court as utterances that have nothing to do with the exchange of ideas and can incite an immediate breach of the peace.

A jury convicted him and he was sentenced to probation and community service. A state appellate judge, however, tossed his convictions out in July, ruling that the fighting words doctrine doesn’t apply when the speaker and listener aren’t in close physical proximity and that Smith’s comments amounted to protected free speech under the U.S. Constitution.

Thomas G. Smith seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees from Nicholas Stroik and from the Village of Arena for failure to properly train Stroik on what the U.S. Constitution entails.

Philip Sailors Gets Probation For Fatally Shooting Man Turning into Wrong Driveway

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Philip Sailors Gets Probation For Fatally Shooting Man Turning into Wrong Driveway (WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

STAND YOUR GROUND:  If you weren’t concerned about Stand Your Ground laws, then you may change your mind after reading about a white Georgia homeowner, Philip Sailors, fatally shooting a Hispanic man, Rodrigo Diaz, who was simply turning in his driveway.  Philip Sailors got no jail time, just probation and he didn’t even apologize to the family of the slain man.

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA– A Gwinnett County man accepted a plea deal Monday for the fatal shooting of a man, who mistakenly pulled into the wrong driveway.

Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh was in the courtroom as Philip Sailors plead to the misdemeanor charge for the January 2013 shooting in Lilburn.

Channel 2 Action News broke the news Friday about the plea deal which reduced a murder charge to the misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter and spared the homeowner any jail time.

People Kavanaugh spoke with were surprised that Sailors made no statement and offered no apology to the victim’s family during the hearing.

Rodrigo Diaz, the victim’s father, told Kavanaugh in Spanish he wasn’t expecting anything today.

Investigators say GPS misguided Rodrigo Diaz to the wrong house that night. Diaz was trying to get to the home across the street so he could pick up a friend to go roller-skating. When Sailors saw the strange car, he came out shooting. He fired once into the air.

Investigators say the second shot went through the window and struck Diaz in the head.
With his guilty plea Sailors will serve 12-months’ probation and pay a $500 fine.

[…] After the hearing, Diaz’s father, Rodrigo Diaz Senior. told Kavanaugh that Sailors could have received a stronger punishment, but he believed that would only end up destroying two families.

Here’s more on Philip Sailors’ slap on the wrist:

“Civil Rights Activist” Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word

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“Civil Rights Activist” Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

In what can be considered a click-bait article in the Daily Mail, “civil rights activist” Piers Morgan is telling blacks what to do about the n-word. Singer John Legend said it best in a tweet:  “ya’ll better thank for providing that simple, straightforward solution to racism. So brilliant. why didn’t we think of this???”

 

The N-word is a grotesque, odious, evil stain on the English language. … Yet far from receding in society, it’s spreading; out of the once clearly defined confines of private usage in the black community, into the public hallways of every school in America. This has to be wrong, doesn’t it? Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty wrong with using the word n*gger and its variations, but we don’t need Piers Morgan to play the role of the moral compass on this one. How many blacks have been calling for others to stop using the word?

 

Hey Piers, stick to your day job….leave race relations alone.

 

Clayton County Investigator David Daniel to Resign Over Racist Facebook Post

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Clayton County Investigator David Daniel to Resign Over Racist Facebook Post

Clayton County investigator David Daniel will resign over a racially derogatory comment he made in a Facebook post involving the shooting of 1-year-old Rodrickus Robinson who was struck by a stray bullet in the parking lot of an Atlanta apartment complex Saturday night.

Daniel wrote that “violence with guns is unfortunately a part of the black culture and will never get better until the government stops supporting them and they are taught to work for what they get and not take from others.”

Rodrickus Robinson is currently hospitalized after he was shot in the arm. He is in danger of losing the arm and faces a second surgery.  Investigators believe Robinson was caught in the crossfire when a group of men starting shooting at each other in the parking lot of the Forest Cove Apartments on New Town Circle. Levar Antwan Reed was arrested on Monday. Police are looking for more suspects.

David Daniel took down the offensive post. He offered an explanation in a second post:  “Welfare was first created to assist families in need but has developed into a long-term income. Those that have no ambition to do any better for themselves and end up in neighborhoods where this sort of behavior is all too common. I am glad the child did not end up a fatality and a statistic.”

Here’s David Daniel’s offensive Facebook post:

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DA Investigator David Daniel to Resign Over “Racially Derogatory” Post

More from WSB-TV about David Daniel’s offensive comments:

Forrest Lucas Apologizes for Wife’s Facebook Rant About “Minorities”

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Forrest Lucas Apologizes for Wife’s Facebook Rant About “Minorities”

Lucas Oil founder, Forrest Lucas, takes out a full-page ad in Thursday’s Indianapolis Star apologizing for his wife’s Facebook rant about being “sick and tired of minorities.” He said his wife, Charlotte Lucas, regrets her Facebook post disparaging minority groups and that her words were “harsh and insensitive.”

Here’s Charlotte Lucas’ offensive Facebook rant:

“I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims (minority)n or any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can’t fight back for what is right or wrong with this country?”

Forrest Lucas wrote the Facebook post did not “reflect the feelings in her heart.” He added, “Those who know Charlotte appreciate that she is a caring and loving person who has great respect for everyone.”

Evidently Charlotte Lucas has very little respect for minorities. Gee, I wonder how many “minorities” work for Lucas Oil?