Tea Party Leader Jesse Lee Peterson Says Michael Brown a “Thug” Because He Ran From Cop

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Tea Party Leader Jesse Lee Peterson Says Michael Brown a “Thug” Because He Ran From Cop

(OPINION) — Tea Party lunatic Jesse Lee Peterson, during an appearence on “The Steve Malzberg” show said he is disturbed that “thugs” like Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was gunned down by a white police officer on a Ferguson, Mo., street, and Trayvon Martin, are “given the benefit of the doubt.” Really dumbass?

Peterson said criminals in America, “especially black criminals,” are let off too easily. Spoken like a true hypocrite. He added, “I’ve said from day one that Michael Brown is a thug.” How did he reach this conclusion? Because Michael Brown was “running the cops, period, because good folks do not run from police officers, they follow their instructions,” according to a video posted by Right Wing Watch.

Listen to venom being spewed by Jesse Lee Peterson about Michael Brown:

White Students No Longer a Majority in the U.S. Public Schools

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White Students No Longer a Majority in the U.S. Public Schools (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

White students are no longer a majority in American public schools. This fall, U.S. public schools are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled. The shift is largely due to a growth in the number of Hispanic children.

This year, non-Hispanic white students will still be the largest racial group in schools, but when minority groups are added together, they will make up the majority, the National Center for Education Services says.

“About 25 percent of minority students are Hispanics, 15 percent black and five percent are Asian and Pacific Islanders. Biracial students and Native Americans make up a smaller share of the minority student population,” the AP reports.

 

Lockport Police Department Under Fire for “Dark Negro” Mugshot Description of Suspect

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Lockport Police Department Under Fire for “Dark Negro” Mugshot Description of Suspect

The Lockport Police Department is under fire for labeling the mugshot of a black suspect, Shamir Allen, as a “dark negro” in its database. They also have “light negro” in their database.

Allen was suspected of shootings in Lockport. The phrase used to describe him on the mugshot was considered offensive by many. The police chief blamed it on the software the police department used. He apologized and said they will undergo sensitivity training. He also said it would be deleted.

Allison McGuire & Daniel Herrington, Create App to Avoid ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods

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Racist: Allison McGuire & Daniel Herrington Create App to Avoid ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods (Photo Credit: Facebook)

The duo behind a new app which would help users identify “sketchy” neighborhoods can’t understand why people have deemed their product racist, Crain’s New York reports.

Allison McGuire, who designed the SketchFactor app with Daniel Herrington, said, “We understand that people will see this issue and even though Dan and I are admittedly both young, white people, the app is not built for us as young, white people. As far as we’re concerned, racial profiling is ‘sketchy’ and we are trying to empower users to report incidents of racism against them and define their own experience of the streets.” Um, right.

Here’s more on the “Sketchy” and racist app:

SketchFactor, the brainchild of co-founders Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative “sketchiness” of certain areas in major cities. The app will launch on the iTunes on Friday, capping off a big week for the startup, which was named as a finalist in the NYC BigApps competition.

According to Ms. McGuire, a Los Angeles native who lives in the West Village, the impetus behind SketchFactor was her experience as a young woman navigating the streets of Washington, D.C., where she worked at a nonprofit.

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After meeting Mr. Herrington, an electrical engineer who was taken with the SketchFactor idea, the two quit their Washington D.C.-based jobs and decamped to New York City with funding from family and friends.

As one of the finalists in the BigApps competition, SketchFactor is poised to receive more attention when it launches.

Um, I guess nothing is racist about this app because two smiling white people say so. Um, can we get an app to target racist white neighborhoods?

Izola Curry, the Woman Who Stabbed MLK in 1958, Living in Queens Nursing Home

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Izola Curry, the Woman Who Stabbed MLK in 1958, Living in Queens Nursing Home

The Smoking Gun claims it has tracked down Izola Curry, the woman who stabbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his book signing at a New York store. Curry, who stabbed MLK with a letter opener in 1958, is said to be living at the Hillside Manor nursing home in Jamaica, NY. She is now 98 years old.

Convinced that King and NAACP leaders were surveilling her and conspiring to deny her employment, the delusional Curry approached the civil rights leader as he sat in a Harlem department store signing copies of his first book. She plunged the letter opener deep into the 29-year-old King’s chest after asking him, “Why do you annoy  me?” According to a transcript of Curry’s post-arrest interrogation, she calmly told investigators that her motive was self-preservation: “Because after all if it wasn’t him it would have been me, he was going to kill me.”

Curry, who pulled the letter opener from her purse, was also carrying a loaded Galesi-Brescia pistol, which was hidden inside her bra. Curry bought the gun a year earlier for $26 in Daytona Beach, but told investigators that she had never taken the weapon outside her home–until September 20, the day she stabbed King. Curry claimed that she had no intention to shoot King, but instead needed the pistol for protection in case the reverend’s followers attacked her.

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While again conducting an every-few-years search for Curry, a TSG reporter discovered that an “Izola Curry” had registered to vote from a Queens address three months before the 2012 presidential election. A copy of Curry’s voter application form, obtained from the New York City Board of Elections, includes a Hillside Avenue home address and is stamped “NURSING HOME.” Most importantly, the document also lists the voter’s date of birth as June 14, 1916–identical to that of the “demented black woman” who tried to murder King.

Izola Curry, TSG discovered, has been living in Queens for about 40 years. While residing in predominantly African-American communities, she appears to have generated little, if any, notice. Which is understandable, since the details of King’s stabbing–let alone the name of his attacker–are largely lost to history. In fact, most Americans would be unable to name the man who actually succeeded in assassinating the civil rights leader. Source: The Smoking Gun

Ramsey Orta, Who Shot Cellphone Video of Eric Garner’s Arrest, Nabbed on Firearms Charge

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Ramsey Orta, Who Shot Cellphone Video of Eric Garner’s Arrest, Nabbed on Firearms Charge

Ramsey Orta, 22, who shot the cellphone video of police holding Staten Island resident Eric Garner in a chokehold, has been arrested on a weapons charge.

Orta was arrested Saturday night in front of 61 Central Avenue on Staten Island and charged with criminal possession of an unloaded firearm. Police say they recovered a 25 caliber Norton semi-automatic gun from Orta. The weapon was reported stolen in Michigan in 2007.

This is Ramsey Orta’s second arrest on a firearm charge. His latest arrest occurred during a NYPD narcotics stakeout of The Hotel Richmond, a known drug location.

Police say Ramsey Orta was with a 17-year-old girl and placed something in her waistband when he spotted officers approaching them. The cops say they found the weapon and a small amount of marijuana on the girl.

 

ME: Eric Garner’s Death Caused by Chokehold by White NYPD Officer

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ME: Eric Garner’s Death Caused by Chokehold by NYPD Officer

REPORT: Medical examiner says chokehold by a white NYPD officer police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, caused death of Staten Island man, Eric Garner. His death was ruled homicide. Yep, that spells trouble for the NYPD and that officer.

Garner was put in a chokehold during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes in July. The incident was videotaped.

The incident sparked widespread outrage and calls by Rev. Al Sharpton for federal prosecution of the officers involved. The medical examiner spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said Eric Garner, 43, died from “the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.” She also said asthma, heart disease and obesity were contributing factors.

The officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold  has been stripped of his badge and gun pending the outcome of the investigation. Another officer was placed on desk duty. Two paramedics and two EMTs were placed on suspension without pay.

Chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD.

Maya Peterson, Prep School Black Student President, Forced to Resign for Mocking White Male Students

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Maya Peterson, Prep School Black Student President, Forced to Resign for Mocking White Male Students (Credit: Instagram via Buzzfeed)

Drama unfolds at the prestigious Lawrenceville School. Maya Peterson, the first black student body president at the pricy school, was forced to resign earlier this year after a series of photographs surfaced online, showing her mocking the white male students.

In one photograph, Peterson is seen wearing a Yale University sweatshirt, L.L. Bean duck boots and holding a hockey stick, saying it’s representative of the typical “Lawrenceville boi.”  She also added hashtags like #confederate and #peakedinhighschool.

Maya Peterson told Buzzfeed the photographs were meant as a joke in response to complaints lodged by students about her senior pictures, in which she and a group of black friends were seen raising their fists in a “Black Power” salute.

Peterson said, “I understand why I hurt people’s feelings, but I didn’t become president to make sure rich white guys had more representation on campus.”

Peterson responded to a student who objected to her mocking the school’s male students saying, “Yes, I am making a mockery of the right-wing, confederate-flag hanging, openly misogynistic Lawrentians.” She added, “If that’s a large part of the school’s male population, then I think the issue is not with my bringing attention to it in a lighthearted way, but rather why no one has brought attention to it before….”

Maya Peterson seems to have gone about promoting diversity the wrong way.  Yes, there are a bunch of whiny white males running around, but it’s in poor taste to mock the very people you are there to represent. But that goes both ways. The black students are also complaining about racist incidents directed at them. What has the $53,000-a-year school done to fix those problems?

Many [black students] said they had been called racial epithets, ranging from “Negro amigo” to “n***er,” by white peers who didn’t understand “why they couldn’t say the word too.”

One student said she overheard her white male classmates call black students on an opposing basketball team “Trayvon,” after Trayvon Martin. Another pointed out a newspaper op-ed by a white student criticizing a Black History Month celebration for “descending” into a rap performance “crafted with too little, if any, subtlety.”

I guess one has to ask, is Maya Peterson the only one exhibiting bad behavior? I don’t think so. I find it very problematic that students are allegedly allowed to hang Confederate flags from their dorm windows. That’s assuming that’s true. I can’t imagine any school allowing that.

U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark for Washington Redskins Football Team

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U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark for Washington Redskins Football Team

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Patent Office has cancelled the six trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins football team, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and cannot be  trademarked under federal law that prohibits the protection of disparaging language.

The ruling does not mean that the team will have to change its name but it does affect whether the team and the NFL can make money from merchandising. That’s because it will limit the team’s legal options when others use the logos and the name on T shirts, sweatshirts, beer glasses and license plate holders, the Washington Post reports.

 

Jonathan Fleming Seeks $162 Million for 25-Year Wrongful Imprisonment

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Jonathan Fleming Seeks $162 Million for 25-Year-Wrongful Imprisonment

Jonathan Fleming, who was recently exonerated in a 1989 New York City murder after serving nearly 25 years in prison, filed a notice of claim outlining plans to seek $162 million from the city, his lawyer Taylor Koss said. Fleming was visiting Disney World at the time of the murder.

Fleming was convicted of fatally shooting a friend in Brooklyn in August 1989, despite telling investigators he was in Florida on vacation and had plane tickets, videos and other materials to support his claim. At the time, prosecutors suggested he could have flown back and committed the murder. A woman, who has since recanted her testimony, said she had seen him commit the crime.

The police found a hotel receipt in Fleming’s pocket that shows he made a payment five hours before the shooting, but that was never turned over to his attorney at the time. They also failed to turn over a 1989 Orlando police letter telling NYPD detectives some employees at the hotel remembered seeing Fleming. Instead, they were only too happy to have an innocent man sit in prison for nearly 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit.