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?

Voter ID Laws Smackdown in Texas and Wisconsin

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Voter ID Laws Smackdown in Texas and Wisconsin (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a lower court decisions that would require voters to present photo identification for the November election. On Monday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared the law constitutional. The following day the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Advancement Project filed an emergency request asking SCOTUS to block the ruling.

The SCOTUS ruling vacated the lower court’s ruling pending further proceedings. The ACLU and the Advancement Project have 90 days to file a formal petition asking the Supreme Court to take up the case.

The rightwing crew — Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas —  dissented, saying the application should have been denied because there was no evidence that the 7th Circuit had demonstrably erred. Who didn’t see that coming from those three Justices?

Separately, a federal court blocked Texas’ voter ID law, calling it an “unconstitutional poll tax.” The poll tax is a throwback to the Jim Crow era when blacks were essentially denied the right to vote unless they passed a test, which was stacked against them.

Here’s more from the Huffington Post:

The federal judge in Texas struck down the state’s voter ID law on Thursday, calling it an “unconstitutional poll tax” intended to discriminate against Hispanic and African-American citizens that creates “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.”

In a 147-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, an appointee of President Barack Obama confirmed to the bench in 2011, ruled that the law passed by Texas legislators and signed by Gov. Rick Perry (R) took an “unorthodox” approach they knew would have a disparate impact on minority voters. The law requires voters to produce government-issued identification before casting a ballot.

While Ramos found no “smoking guns” of racist intentions in passing the legislation, she said the state legislature’s 2011 session was “racially charged.” She concluded that the sponsors of the measure “were motivated, at the very least in part, because of and not merely in spite of the voter ID law’s detrimental effects on the African-American and Hispanic electorate.”

1 Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in South St. Louis

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1 Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in South St. Louis`

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING:  A male was shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer Wednesday night in the 4100 block of Shaw Boulevard (#shawshooting).

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted that an officer working secondary duty attempted a pedestrian check when the suspect fled on foot. The suspect allegedly opened fire on the officer during a pursuit. The officer returned fire hitting the suspect. He later died at a local hospital.

A gun was reportedly recovered at the scene.

The accounts on Twitter contradict the version of events from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Someone tweeted that the suspect is black and was unarmed. Some in the crowd said the suspect, who was in his 20s, was shot 16 times. Some say he was only armed with a sandwich.

The reaction on Twitter:

Black Teen, DeShawn Currie, Pepper-Sprayed in Own Home After Mistaken for Burglar

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Black Teen, DeShawn Currie, Pepper-Sprayed in Own Home After Mistaken for Burglar

Ricky and Stacy Tyler, who are white, are livid after their 18-year-old foster son DeShawn Currie, who is black, was peppersprayed inside their home by police after a neighbor mistook him for a burglar.

ABC 11 reports the couple, who had moved to Fuquay-Varina in July with their three young children and DeShawn, say it’s hurtful that someone would assume the teen was a burglar for walking home after school.

Stacy Tyler said DeShawn Currie was coming home early from school so she left the side door of their home unlocked. When a neighbor saw him walk in, they called police to report a burglary.

Three officers reported to the home where they encountered the teen.

DeShawn Currie said, “They was like, put your hands on the door.” “I was like, for what? This is my house. I was like, why are y’all in here?”

The officers pointed to photographs of the couple’s kids on the mantle, suggesting that he didn’t live there. He became angry and was pepper-sprayed by one of the officers.

Stacy Tyler came home to find the EMS treating DeShawn Currie in the driveway of their home.

So, the cops readily assumed he was a robber because he was black. They also assumed that because there were pictures of white kids on the mantle, he didn’t belong there. Wow. Um, then people wonder why black people hate the cops.

 

Cardinals Fans Taunt Michael Brown Protesters with Darren Wilson Chants

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Cardinals Fans Taunt Michael Brown Protesters with Darren Wilson Chants

SHAMEFUL:  A group of white St. Louis Cardinals fans taunted protesters Monday night outside Busch Stadium as they demonstrated the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer Darren Wilson in August.

Argus Streaming News captured video of the protest and taunts and it’s just shameful on the part of the pro-white crowd. The white fans countered the “Justice for Mike Brown” chants with “Let’s go Darren” and “Darren Wilson.”

Some Cardinals fans can be heard telling protesters to “get a job” and “go to Cuba.” One fan even shouted “Africa” to the mostly black Michael Brown protesters. One woman approached the protesters and yelled, “we’re the ones who f*cking gave all y’all the freedoms that you got.” Um, really?

You can get the lowlights from Deadspin.

Here’s the video of white St. Louis Cardinals fans taunt Mike Brown protesters:

Oil Company VP Charlotte Lucas Goes on Facebook Rant About “Minorities”

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Oil Company VP Charlotte Lucas Goes on Epic Facebook Rant About “Minorities” (Photo credit: Indy Channel Video Screengrab)


Nothing like a one-percenter ranting about minorities….Charlotte Frances, vice president of Lucas Oil, which she co-founded with her husband in 1989, went on a sickening Facebook rant about atheists, Muslims and “other minority group[s]” that tell the “majority” what to do, The Indy Channel reports.

“I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country!” Lucas wrote. “As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims [sic] (minority) nor 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 his country?”

Here’s a screenshot of Charlotte Lucas’ rant:

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Oil Company Executive Charlotte Lucas’ sickening Facebook rant

But she didn’t back down when confronted by Call 6 Investigators:

“I was very upset when I wrote that,” she said. “I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do. I don’t think it’s any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you.”

Spoken like a true one-percenter turning her nose up at the rest of America….Only the rich white people in America have a right to speak up, right? Gee, I wonder how many atheists, Muslims and “other minorities” work for Lucas Oil?

Missouri Cops Banned from Wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” Wristbands on Duty

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Missouri Cops Banned from Wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” Wristbands

Missouri cops have been banned from wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” wristbands while on duty in support of the Ferguson police officer who gunned down unarmed black teen Michael Brown last month. This about-face comes as the result of pressure from the Justice Department.

The Justice Department also directed Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson to order his officers to follow policy and wear nameplates on their uniforms after federal investigators and residents spotted some with the identifiers removed or covered up.

The ban on “I Am Darren Wilson” wristbands was confirmed Friday in a letter to Jackson from Christy Lopez, deputy chief of special litigation for the Civil Rights Division.

“These bracelets reinforce the very ‘us versus them’ mentality that many residents of Ferguson believe exists,” she wrote. She noted that the St. Louis County police chief and the superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol had also agreed to prohibit their officers from wearing the wristbands while on duty in Ferguson. Source: USA Today

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President Obama: AG Eric Holder’s Resignation Bitter-Sweet

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President Obama: AG Eric Holder’s Resignation Bitter-Sweet (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

President Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation is bitter-sweet. He said he is the longest serving attorney general in U.S. history and the first black Attorney General.

President Obama said Eric Holder will stay on until someone is nominated to replace him. During a press conference, President Obama praised him for going after terrorists and going after the mafia. He also praised him for reaching some of the largest settlements against banks for the subprime mortgage meltdown.

The overall crime rate and overall incarceration rates have declined by 10 percent under Eric Holder, Obama said.

Holder said he and President Obama have a shared vision of ensuring keeping the Voting Rights Act in place so that Americans aren’t denied the right to vote.

Eric Holder leaves behind an interesting legacy — civil rights, voting rights, LGBT rights, signing the surveillance warrants to shape how the NSA operates, going after big banks in subprime mortgage meltdown, going after leakers, among other things.

The speeches of both President Obama and Eric Holder were heartfelt and very emotional.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson Apologizes to Michael Brown’s Family

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Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson Apologizes to Michael Brown’s Family

Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson apologized to slain unarmed teen Michael Brown’s family and the citizens of Ferguson for the way the police conducted themselves in the aftermath of the shooting. He apologized for the way the police handled the teen’s body by leaving it in the street in plain view for hours after he was gunned down by white officer, Darren Wilson, after an altercation stemming from jaywalking.

Chief Jackson said in a video message, “I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son. I’m also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street.” He also apologized to those peaceful demonstrators who felt he didn’t do “enough to protect their constitutional right to protest.”

It’s interesting to note the optics of the video. Chief Jackson wore street clothes and not his uniform. That’s a way of connecting with the public and taking a more humane tone. He took over the Ferguson Police Department in 2010. While he owns not having done enough to quell the unrest in Ferguson, he has always maintained he wants to be a part of fixing what ails the town.

Chief Jackson’s apology comes days after Buzzfeed reported that a police officer was seen wearing a “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelet at a demonstration for Michael Brown on Tuesday in Ferguson.

St. Louis County Cops Apologize for “Meet the 900-Pound Gorilla” Training Flier

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St. Louis County Cops Apologize for “Meet the 900-Pound Gorilla” Training Flier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. Louis county police have issued an apology for the wording of a flier about training on how to interact with the media. The flier, which was on county letterhead, included topics such as “Meet the 900-pound Gorilla” and “Feeding the Animals” to broadcast the October 24 seminar.

The flier comes weeks after unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was gunned down by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on a Ferguson street.

St. Louis County spokesman Brian Schellman and seminar leader Rick Rosenthal, president of RAR Communications Inc., said “Feeding the Animals” and “Meet the 900-pound Gorilla” were not meant to be racist.

Rosenthal dismissed the gorilla and animals references as a tongue-in-cheek reference of the news media and reporters, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Whatever. Um, it sounds like the PR team brought in to help the county improve its image needs some sensitivity training too.

Here’s a copy of the flier from the St. Louis County Police Academy (it has since been deleted from the website):

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St. Louis County Police Academy Training Flyer