Saratoga NY Cop Suspended After Intimidation Video Goes Viral

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Saratoga NY Cop Suspended After Intimidation Video Goes Viral (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

A Saratoga County officer was suspended without pay after a video surfaced online showing the officer hitting a civilian and threatening another during an interaction early Friday morning.

The video shows the officer violently coercing a man into waiving his Fourth Amendment rights, striking him and shouting, “You wanna f*ckin resist?” when the man refused to consent to a search.

He asked the officer, “You gonna slap me around?”

The officer responded, “Yeah. I’ll rip your f*ckin head off and sh*t down your throat.”

The Saratoga police issued a statement saying no charges have been filed against the officer for the “inappropriate interaction.”

According to the YouTube video post, the officer has been identified as “Saratoga County Sheriff Shawn R. Glans,” who demanded an “unwarranted search of Colin Fitch’s vehicle.”

Sean Kory Allegedly Attacks Victim Wearing Fox News Reporter Halloween Costume

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Sean Kory Allegedly Attacks Victim Wearing Fox News Reporter Halloween Costume (Photo Credit: Santa Cruz PD)

Sean Kory, a Santa Cruz resident, was arrested for allegedly attacking a someone wearing a Fox News reporter Halloween costume Friday night.

Police said Sean Kory, 29, reportedly said “I hate Fox News” and then grabbed the victim’s microphone prop. He then attacked the victim with an aluminium tennis racket.

 

 

Bronx Bullies Chanting “Ebola” Attacked Senegalese Brothers at NYC School

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Ousmane Drame: Bronx Bullies Chanting “Ebola” Attacked Senegalese Brothers

SHAMEFUL: Ousmane Drame said his two sons, Pape and Amidou, was attacked by a group of bullies on the playground of Intermediate School 318 in the Bronx on Friday, who were chanting “Ebola.” Pure ignorance.

The brothers recently migrated to the U.S. from Senegal when they were viciously attacked at their Bronx school, the NY Daily News reports.

Senegal is not one of the West African countries considered as an Ebola hot zone. There has been no new cases reported in Senegal since late August. The Department of Education has launched an investigation.

 

Brazilians Blast Depiction of Black Women on “Sex and the N*ggaz” as Racist

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Brazilians Blast Depiction of Black Women on “Sex and the N*ggaz” as Racist

Reality television have spawned some ugly shows. The fact is, we are seeing the dumbing-down of television shows. The latest show being blasted is Brazil’s “Sex and the N*ggaz” for its depiction of black women. This is just too ratchet.

Here’s one the critiques from Media Diversified:

TV Channel Globo, one of the largest television networks in Brazil, is broadcasting a series called “Sexo e as Negas”. The series is an adaptation of Sex and the City, but this time with four Black actresses. The series has been written by the famous White actor, writer and producer Miguel Fallabella.

The very title of the series is itself hugely problematic, not only because race is the primary signifier of the women, but also because the terms are full of racist and gendered connotations, such as the vernacular Brazilian expression “I’m not your niggaz “. In racist discourses, Black women are those who work for sex, while the white woman is the woman who is worthy of romantic love, kindness and respect. These same dualities are repeated in “Sexo e as Negas”, where the main character is a white woman who seeks love, while the black women live only for sex, which reminds us of another Brazilian expression which also has its roots in slavery and has remained practically unchanged – “White women are for marriage, mulatas are for fu**ing and black women are for work”.

In the series the narrator is a white person. She is a voyeur; someone who is looking through a keyhole at the sexuality and the bodies of black women who can be raped and manipulated by structural whiteness, not only literally but also through cultural representation. Our existence is fetishised. We are on display for the white gaze. Moreover, even when the characters are placed in situations of explicit racism and sexism, they do not react. The women remain silent or dissolve into strange giggles. These women do not represent us.

The black feminist critique has gone straight to the heart of the matter, denouncing stereotypes and the symbolic violence of these representations where black women are both hypersexualized and passive in the face of racism and sexism. At Blogueiras Negras (or Black Bloggers, a blog written only by black women), we have an alternative series on our youtube channel where we have been able to express our anger. We have also started a National Boycott Movement of the series, including exposing the companies that have sponsored it, namely TIM , VIVO , Avon , Pedigree, Sadia , Itaú , Dermodex , AmBev.

The author of the series says he is an ally; someone who has struggled to discuss issues of blackness. The same author released a statement on his facebook trying to silence us while mocking our criticism, comparing himself to Spike Lee and calling black women who did not accept his work “bush captains” – a name for slave hunters in Brazil. His response included, “Oh! ni**az … give me a break”. On another occasion, Fallabella suggesed that our reaction was down to a sheer lack of intelligence

Watch a preview of “Sex and the N*ggaz, SMH:

Black Women of Brazil also had something to say:

Last night, the controversial new Globo TV series Sexo e as negas took its second episode on the air. The debate over this program has been all over the internet and in the streets even before it debuted last Tuesday night (16). But, as most English speakers don’t have access to the program and it is in Portuguese, many are probably in the dark as to what all of the fuss is about. With so many black women taking to the internet and the streets to voice their disgust with the program’s continuation of long held stereotypes about black women and sexuality, Globo TV has been pulling out of the stops to convince their viewers that there is nothing problematic about the program.

Phyllis Schlafly: Obama Bringing in Ebola Virus to Make US Look Like Africa

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Phyllis Schlafly: Obama Bringing in Ebola Virus to Make US Look Like Africa (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Eagle Forum founder and right wingnut Phyllis Schlafly implies that President Obama is intentionally bringing the deadly Ebola virus to America to make us more like Africa.

Here’s more from Right Wing Watch:

In an interview with WorldNetDaily published today, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly weighed in on the unfounded theory gaining traction in the right-wing media that Central American young people are to blame for an outbreak of a childhood respiratory illness in the U.S.

“There are all kinds of diseases in the rest of the world, and we don’t want them in this country,” Schlafly told WND, adding that “of all the things [Obama has] done, I think this thing of letting these diseased people into this country to infect our own people is just the most outrageous of all.”

She went on to imply that President Obama is intentionally allowing people infected with Ebola into the United States because he wants America to be “just like everybody else, and if Africa is suffering from Ebola, we ought to join the group and be suffering from it, too. That’s his attitude.”

Phyllis Schlafly uttered this nonsense with a straight face. Wow. There are no words….

Brigitte Jackson Accused of Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million

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Brigitte Jackson Arrested for Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

SMH:  Brigitte Jackson was arrested for allegedly filing a fake Georgia state tax return for $94 million.  Gee, I wonder what was the thought process behind cooking up this scheme?

Jackson was arrested on Friday when she went to a bank counter inside a Cobb County supermarket to pick up her check. She is facing five charges, including conspiracy to defraud the state and attempted theft by taking.

Investigators are looking for her cousin, Darrius White, who also filed a fake tax return, claiming he made an income of $99 million.  He is already on felony probation.

Um, there are no words to describe to level of stupidity. None.

Shona Carter-Brooks Walks Down Aisle With Newborn Baby Strapped to Train of Wedding Dress

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Shona Carter-Brooks Under Fire for Strapping Baby to Wedding Dress Train as She Walked Down Aisle

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Shona Carter-Brooks and her husband, Johnathan Brooks, are under fire for attaching her one-month old baby daughter to the train of her wedding gown as she walked down the aisle. WTF?

Carter-Brooks said the baby was “well-secured” and that she was “covered by Christ.” The couple wed in Ripley, Tenn., last month.

However Carter-Brooks hit back at her critics in two elaborate posts on her Facebook page, saying she does not regret the decision. ‘People questioning what we do, commenting all negative, and just doing the most,’ she wrote.
‘We good though we covered by the Blood which never loose its power.

‘So to the media, radio, news, and whomever else wanting to talk about what WE do here you go: Media Media I see how it works regardless the situation or purpose people gone have something negative to say! ‘The answer is we do what we want, when we want, as long as Jesus on our side everything worked out fine and gona continue to be fine.’ Source: Daily Mail

I am always bothered by people who post all their business on social media sites, especially Facebook. What a ridiculous thing to do to her baby.

Miss. Judge Bill Weisenberger Allegedly Slapped, Yelled Racial Slur at Mentally Disabled Black Man

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Miss. Judge Bill Weisenberger Allegedly Slapped, Yelled Racial Slur at Mentally Disabled Black Man

Mississippi judge Bill Weisenberger allegedly slapped a mentally disabled black man, Eric Rivers, at a flea market earlier this month and shouted, “run, n*gger, run, the Clarion-Ledger reports.

Rivers’ faily filed a complaint against the Madison County Justice Court judge, who is white, accusing him of striking him at the flea market in Canton, Miss., on May 8.

William Truly, ex-Canton mayor and president of the Canton chapter of the NAACP, said, “This is 2014, not 1960, where someone could slap a young man and call out “run n*gger run.”

Tammy Westbrook, who witnessed the encounter between Judge Bill Weisenberger and Eric Rivers, told the newspaper Rivers was offering to help vendors at the flea market unload their goods when he was slapped and the slur shouted as he fled.

 

 Miss. Judge Bill Weisenberger Allegedly Slapped, Yelled Racial Slur at Mentally Disabled Black Man

FL Firefighter Janeen McKenzie Arrested for Allegedly Firing at Man in Drunken Rage

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FL Firefighter Janeen McKenzie Arrested for Firing at Man in Drunken Rage

Janeen McKenzie, a 46-year-old Pompano Beach firefighter, was arrested Thursday for shooting at Anthony Santos during drunken rage early Saturday morning. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, McKenzie, who works with the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Anthony Santos told deputies he met McKenzie at a bar and drove her home, where she invited him inside. Santos said she poured a glass of wine and continued to drink before they started to kiss and she showed him her bedroom.

Santos, 35, said she insisted that he drink some wine, so he took a sip and placed the glass down. After a few minutes in the bedroom, they walked back to the hallway, where McKenzie pressed her body against his, kissed and hugged him. He said McKenzie pulled him closer, grabbed his hands and placed them around her neck.

That’s when Santos pulled his hands away and began to leave because “things were getting weird,” he told deputies.

Santos said McKenzie walked to the kitchen and poured a second glass of wine, so he moved her hand away and told her she had enough. Santos said McKenzie’s attitude changed at that point, and she asked him to look inside the drawer of a nightstand in the dining room. He saw a pistol, shut the drawer and continued to leave.

Moments later, Santos said, McKenzie had the gun in her hand and was pointing it at him. Santos said she fired a shot that came close to his face as he was just outside the front door.

McKenzie ordered him to the ground several times, but Santos refused, so she fired at him twice more, with both bullets striking the asphalt, Santos told deputies. Source: Local10.com

 FL Firefighter Janeen McKenzie Arrested for Allegedly Firing at Man in Drunken Rage

Shaun Nowacki’s “Boats and Hoes PAC” Shut Down After Sparking Outrage

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Shaun Nowacki’s “Boats and Hoes PAC” Shut Down After Sparking Outrage (Credit: Wikimedia)

Texas continues to defy political logic. The latest is a political action committee named “Boats and Hoes PAC.” That was until it sparked outrage and the “Boats and Hoes PAC” will now be just a memory. One that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

A Texas political action committee called Boats ‘N Hoes PAC will be just a memory by Thursday, according to the Republican political consultant who is the boss of the man who started it.

Houston consultant Allen Blakemore confirmed Wednesday evening that his firm’s bookkeeper, Shaun Nowacki, started the PAC, which is a reference to a song from the 2008 film Step Brothers. The committee will be dissolved on Thursday, Blakemore said.

Blakemore said Nowacki was contrite about the controversy created by the PAC’s name, which surfaced on social media Wednesday afternoon. Nowacki filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission to create the PAC on April 1 and named himself treasurer. The PAC has not filed any fundraising reports since its creation two weeks ago. It is the only PAC Nowacki is listed with on the Texas Ethics Commission’s website.

Nowacki did not respond to several requests for comment Wednesday.

 Shaun Nowackis Boats and Hoes PAC Shut Down After Sparking Outrage