Fruitland Park FL Cops David Borst, George Hunnewell Off Job Due to KKK Ties

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Fruitland Park FL Cops David Borst, George Hunnewell Off Job Due to KKK Ties

Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Cpl. George Hunnewell are off the job at the Fruitland Park, Fla., police department following FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports that they were members of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, WFTV reports. Borst, a 20-year veteran of the force, denied involvement and resigned after an internal investigation was launched.

This isn’t the first time a Fruitland Park officer has been associated with the KKK. In 2009, then-Fruitland Park officer James Elkins resigned after admitting to Channel 9 that he was a local KKK leader. Pictures surfaced of Elkins in Ku Klux Klan gowns and hoods.

Florida Teen Ivins Rosier Gets 23-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE for Killing Former K-9

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Florida Teen Ivins Rosier Gets 23-Year Prison Sentence for Killing Former K-9

WTF:  Ivins Rosier, 17, was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a retired police dog, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The teen was found guilty in May on charges of cruelty to animals with a firearm, burglary of a dwelling with a firearm and shooting into a building in connection with the Nov. 18, 2012, shooting of the dog as he broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s home.

The Associated Press reports Rosier turned down a plea deal, which would have required him to serve 20 years in prison. His co-defendant, Gilson Gilles, 20, is awaiting trial on the same charges.

Prosecutors said Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into the trooper’s home while wearing a GPS bracelet because of a previous burglary arrest.

I am in no way justifying what Ivins Rosier did, but giving him a 23-year prison sentence for killing a former police dog is just really crazy.

 

WeatherNation Hires Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Who Was Fired for Defending Natural Hair

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WeatherNation Hires Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Who Was Fired for Defending Natural Hair (Photo Credit: Rhonda Lee)

The WeatherNation has hired meteorologist Rhonda Lee, who was fired from her job at Shreveport’s KTBS after defended herself on Facebook against racist comments about her natural hair.

The drama with Rhonda Lee began when several viewers left some really ugly comments on KTBS’ Facebook page about the her sporting natural hair rather than “wear a wig or grow more hair,” as one Facebook user, identified as Emmitt Vascocu, wrote. Here are his comments:

The black lady that does the news is a very nice lady. The onlt thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. I’m not sure if she is a cancer patient. But still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. What about letting someone a mail have waist long hair do the news. What about that?

Rhonda Lee’s response:

Hello Emmitt— I am the “black lady” to which you are referring. My name is Rhonda Lee. Nice to meet you. I am sorry you don’t like my ethnic hair. And no I don’t have cancer. I’m a non-smoking, 5’3, 121 lbs, 25+ mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I’m in perfectly healthy physical condition.

I am very proud of my African-American ancestry which includes my hair. For your edification: traditionally our hair doesn’t grow downward. It grows upward. Many Black women use strong straightening agents in order to achieve a more European grade of hair and that is their choice. However in my case I don’t find it necessary. I’m very proud of who I am and the standard of beauty I display. Women come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and levels of beauty. Showing little girls that being comfortable in the skin and HAIR God gave me is my contribution to society. Little girls (and boys for that matter) need to see that what you look like isn’t a reason to not achieve their goals.

Conforming to one standard isn’t what being American is about and I hope you can embrace that.

Thank you for your comment and have a great weekend and thank for watching.

Rhonda Lee and another reporter were fired by KTBS for violating the station’s social media policy, which says employees should ignore complaints or tell the company ombudsman about them.

Lee is not only suing KTBS for her termination, but also has a pending lawsuit against her another former employee, KXAN-TV in Austin. She alleges she was “repeatedly subjected to crude and insensitive remarks about her race.” It is not clear when Rhonda Lee’s job with WeatherNation will begin, but she said she will be moving from Shreveport to Denver in a few weeks. WeatherNations is a competitor of The Weather Channel.

One Year After Being Acquitted for Trayvon Martin’s Murder, George Zimmerman Claims He’s Homeless

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One Year After Being Acquitted for Trayvon Martin’s Murder, George Zimmerman Claims He’s Homeless

George Zimmerman was acquitted nearly one year ago for the murder of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. While he may have escaped prison for the teen’s murder, he’s living in a hell-hole of his own making. He is reportedly unemployed, broke and homeless. He now begins divorce proceedings with his estranged wife, Shellie. As they say, karma will catch up with you. It never fails. He has only to look at former NFL great O.J. Simpson.

According to a financial affidavit Zimmerman filed last month, he only has $650 in his bank account and $14,000 in assets, mainly his pickup truck. He is reportedly $2.5 million in debt. His brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., who sparked outrage with racist tweets about Trayvon Martin, said his brother doesn’t have a home, but moves around sleeping at the homes of friends and supporters.

I have to ask, how does George Zimmerman manage to spend more than $3,000 a month, and claim to be homeless and virtually penniless?

 

 

WestView News Under Fire for Calling Obama “The N*gger in the White House”

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WestView News Under Fire for Calling Obama “The N*gger in the White House” (Credit: NY Post Screengrab)

The WestView News, which calls itself the “Voice of the West Village” ran an opinion editorial calling President Obama “The N*gger in the White House.”

The community newspaper came under blistering criticism on Sunday for the op-ed penned by James Lincoln Collier, who is actually pro-Obama and was criticizing the “racism” by far-right voters.

WestView News didn’t put the article on its website, possibly out of fear of a fierce backlash, but a copy was posted online by the New York Post. There was also a screen grab of another story by WestView News Columnist Alvin Hall, who criticized the article. Hall’s rebuttal, entitled, “This Headline Offends Me,” saying “I don’t see how its use benefits anyone, but I do feel all too clearly how it deeply offends me.”

The WestView News says it has 20,000 readers in Greenwich Village, West Village and Chelsea neighborhoods. The newspaper is run by George Capsis.

 

 

‘Opie & Anthony’ Host Anthony Cumia Fired Over Racist Twitter Tirade

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‘Opie & Anthony’ Host Anthony Cumia Fired Over Racist Twitter Tirade (Credit: Twitter)

SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, one half of comedy show, “The Opie & Anthony Show,” after a racist tirade on Twitter after he got a beatdown from a black woman in New York City.

Cumia claims he was assaulted by a woman in Times Square on Tuesday. His racist tirade on his Twitter feed is just despicable. He said he was trying to take pictures of the area when the woman was caught in the fram. She allegedly started punching him after objecting to being in the photographs. He responded by calling her a c**t. He then took to Twitter and raged violently for hours.

During his Twitter rant, Anthony Cumia says “savage violent animal f*cks prey on white people.”

Here are a few of Anthony Cumia’s tweets that got him fired:

Sirius issued a statement confirming Anthony Cumia’s termination:

“SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3, after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

Cumia, who also tweeted “I hope she gets shot,” has since posted a message saying he plans to think things over during the holiday weekend before signing off with “F— Sirius.”

Marion Barry Tweets Denial of “Freedom to Washington D.C. is Flat-Out Racist”

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Marion Barry Tweets Denial of “Freedom to Washington D.C. is Flat-Out Racist” (Credit: Wikimedia)

Marion Barry, former Washington D.C. mayor, went on a epic fourth of July rant and speech by Frederick Douglass about freedom and the lack of statehood for the district.

Barry tweeted:  “So before  you grab that hot dog to celebrate someone else’s freedom, you should know that as a DC resident you are NOT,” characterizing that Washington D.C. was “colonized.”

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Davion Only Kicked Out by Wanna-Be Adoptive Parents After Fight With One of Their Kids

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Davion Only Kicked Out by Wanna-Be Adoptive Parents After Fight With One of Their Kids

(OPINION) — Davion Only, the ophraned Florida teen whose plea to find who would “love him forever,” is in the news again. He was 90 days from being adopted by an Ohio pastor and his wife but was sent back to Florida following a physical altercation with another child and the father. Talk about the forgiving nature of a pastor and his family.

Davion Only moved to Ohio in March after visiting the family over spring break. They promised to care for him forever and love him no matter what. He wrote on his new Facebook page on April 20, “I got baptized.” The couple also signed him up to play football, which was something he always wanted to do.

Lorita Shirley, the director of Eckerd, the agency that oversees foster kids in Tampa Bay, said “there was an incident in Ohio.” She said the family wanted Davion Only out after things got physical between the teen and another child and the father. Only is unwilling to talk.

Didn’t the family know he had problems and would need extra help? Did they force him to get baptized? Why just throw him out like a piece of furniture? This young man has had the odds stacked against him from birth. His mother abandoned him, leaving him to be shuffled from place to place and just being seen as a case file number. Surely no-one should think this young man had no issues or that the issues would disappear overnight. The family and the teen should have received counseling during and after the transition. It sounds to me as though the prospective adoptive parents found it easier to throw in the towel than to give him a chance.

 

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.

Black ASU Professor Dr. Ersula Ore Body-Slammed by Campus Cop Over Jaywalking Incident

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Black ASU Professor Dr. Ersula Ore Body-Slammed by Campus Cop Over Jaywalking Incident (Screengrab from ASUPD video)

POLICE BRUTALITY: Dr. Ersula Ore, an English professor at Arizona State University, was charged with assault and other violations after she fell to the ground after being body-slammed by a campus police officer Stewart Ferrin over a jaywalking incident. The officer said Dr. Ore kicked him.

new video of the incident, which occurred on May 20, was released on Friday.

Dr. Ore was attempting to walk across campus to a class when she crossed in the middle of a street to avoid a construction project underway at the intersection. ASU Police Officer Stewart Ferrin stopped her and demanded to see her identification.

Here’s the exchange between Dr. Ore and Officer Ferrin from Think Progress:

OFFICER: Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID

ORE: Are you serious?

OFFICER: Yes, I’m serious. That is the law. If you don’t understand the law I’m explaining the law to you...

ORE: …I never once saw a single solitary individual get pulled over by a cop for walking across a street on a campus, in a campus location. Everybody has been doing this because it is all obstructed. That’s the reason why. But you stop me in the middle of the street to pull me over and ask me, ‘Do you know what this is? This is a street.’…

OFFICER: Are you aware this is a street?

ORE: Let me finish

OFFICER: OK, put your hands behind your back

ORE: Don’t touch me, get your hands off me…

OFFICER: …Put your hands behind your back right now. I’m going to slam you on this car. Put your hand behind your back

ORE: You really want to do that? Do you see what I’m wearing? Do you see?

OFFICER: I don’t care what you are wearing.

ORE: Don’t talk to me like that. This entire thing has been about your lack of respect for me.

Dr. Ore faces charges of “assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, refusing to provide identification when requested to do so by an officer, and obstructing a highway or public thoroughfare,” Think Progress reports. Arizona State University sides with the officer in the incident, saying it determined there was “no evidence of inappropriate actions by the ASUPD officers involved.”