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The Racism & Social Injustice Catch-All
A Chinese restaurant in Toronto has been ordered to pay a black patron $10,000 after making him and his three friends (also black) pay for their meals ahead of time:
Taking luggage out of a rented Airbnb is another reason to have black people detained now:
We essentially have a victim of the "black identity extremists" language here:

Quote:Balogun, who was working full-time for an IT company when he was arrested, has long been an activist, co-founding Guerrilla Mainframe and the Huey P Newton Gun Club, two groups fighting police brutality and advocating for the rights of black gun owners. Some of the work included coordinating meals for the homeless, youth picnics and self-defense classes – but that’s not what interested the FBI.

Investigators began monitoring Balogun, whose legal name is Christopher Daniels, after he participated in an Austin, Texas, rally in March 2015 protesting against law enforcement, special agent Aaron Keighley testified in court.

The FBI, Keighley said, learned of the protest from a video on Infowars, a far-right site run by the commentator Alex Jones, known for spreading false news and conspiracy theories.

The reference to Infowars stunned Balogun: “They’re using a conspiracy theorist video as a reason to justify their tyranny? That is a big insult.” 

Keighley made no mention of Balogun’s specific actions at the rally, but noted the marchers’ anti-police statements, such as “oink oink bang bang” and “the only good pig is a pig that’s dead”. The agent also mentioned Balogun’s Facebook posts calling a murder suspect in a police officer’s death a “hero” and expressing “solidarity” with the man who killed officers in Texas when he posted: “They deserve what they got.”

Keighley, however, later admitted the FBI had no evidence of Balogun making any specific threats about harming police. 

At the time of his Facebook posts, Balogun said he was angry and “venting” about the high-profile cases of police killing innocent black men and women in America, including Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. He was particularly disgusted with the way the media and law enforcement officials portrayed the killings as justified and said that when he wrote those posts “I just mimicked their reactions to our killings.”

In a letter Balogun wrote to the Guardian from jail, he said he felt he had been “abducted” by the FBI, a “prisoner of war on free speech and the right to bear arms”. Authorities were targeting him for promoting black-led community groups and fighting “government abuse”, he wrote, adding he was never a threat to anyone: “Violence is the method of our oppressor, our method is hard work, love and unity.”
His gun rights were infringed upon:

Quote:“Sometimes when you couldn’t prove somebody was a terrorist, it’s because they weren’t a terrorist,” he said, adding that prosecutors’ argument that Balogun was too dangerous to be released on bail was “astonishing”.

“It seems this effort was designed to punish him for his political activity rather than actually solve any sort of security issue.” 

The official one-count indictment against Balogun was illegal firearm possession, with prosecutors alleging he was prohibited from owning a gun due to a 2007 misdemeanor domestic assault case in Tennessee. But this month, a judge rejected the charge, saying the firearms law did not apply. 

The US attorney’s office and the FBI declined to comment. 

For Balogun, who said that the Tennessee case stemmed from a dispute with a girlfriend and that he was pressured to plead guilty to get out of jail, the decision felt like a “victory”. 

But since his release one week ago, Balogun has also been forced to confront the harsh reality of life post-incarceration: he lost his vehicle, job and home; his son was forced to move and transfer schools and Balogun missed much of the first year of his newborn daughter’s life.

“This has been a nightmare for my entire family,” he said, adding that he was still recovering from the monotony and isolation of incarceration: “It was like living like a dog confined to a small backyard.” 

Balogun said he also had to accept the fact that the government would probably continue to monitor to him and could seek new ways to disrupt his life. But the threat wouldn’t stop him from organizing and speaking out, he added: “As long as my community needs me to serve them, I’ll be there.” 

Will the NRA stand up for this man?  Yeah, I wouldn't bet on it.
The Michigan GOP has a plan to protect some people on Medicaid from work requirements.  The group facing work requirements is 57% white and 23% black, but 85% of the people protected by the plan would be white while 1.2% would be black:

Another reason to call the police on black people: pushing a baby in a stroller in a public park.

Quote:This time, a black father was pushing his son in a Washington, D.C., park, and a white woman saw fit to notify park security about “a suspicious man walking the bike path with a baby.”

It should make no difference that that man, Donald Sherman, is a professional, a lawyer, because to some folks, he will always be a scary black guy.

Sherman explained in a May 10 Facebook post that on the day in question, his son was not feeling well, so he stayed home with him.

Really puts the lie to the whole, "Black people would stop getting harrassed, if only they pulled up their dang pants!" doesn't it?
 I think all Marvel films are okay. This is my design.

Except for Thor 2: the literal worst.
I would be very interested to hear that conversation she had with the security person.
“I call upon you to stop this musical now,” she said to the board. “You tear a community apart if you don’t.” -Prachi Ruina                                                            
Arvin Vohra, the vice president of the Libertarian Party, posted this:


(05-18-2018, 01:21 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: Arvin Vohra, the vice president of the Libertarian Party, posted this:


Aw...we know you would, buddy. That’s why you’re a fringe party.
A Georgia Republican running for governor has been driving around the state in a "deportation bus."  It recently broke down:

Quote:A Georgia Republican running for governor hit a speed bump in his campaign after his self-declared "deportation bus" broke down on the side of the road Thursday.  

Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams announced his plans earlier this week to drive across the state in his gray "deportation bus" ahead of next week's primary. 

That plan was temporarily halted after water somehow got into the fuel tank, stopping the bus on the side of Interstate 75. The tour continued after repairs to the vehicle, a campaign spokesperson said in a statement. The campaign said it plans to keep a closer eye on the bus during stops.

"We certainly would not blame this on ANTIFA or others who are openly plotting to damage or destroy the bus," spokesman Seth Weathers said in the statement. "We know the left would never stoop to such a pathetic low."

Williams' tour aims to implement his deportation plan "that's going to fill this bus with illegals," the GOP candidate said in his campaign ad announcing the road trip.
A Republican running for Dallas County commissioner has a living trust with a clause that rewards his children for marrying white people:

Quote:Vickers “Vic” Cunningham, a former criminal district judge now in a Republican runoff for Dallas County commissioner, acknowledged Friday that he set up a living trust with a clause rewarding his children if they marry a white person.

Cunningham spoke to The Dallas Morning News about the trust after his estranged brother, Bill Cunningham, came to the paper earlier this week saying his brother had been a lifelong racist.

Vic Cunningham denied harboring racial bigotry but did confirm one of his brother’s primary allegations — that his trust includes a stipulation intended to discourage a child from marrying a person of another race or of the same sex.

“I strongly support traditional family values,” Cunningham said. “If you marry a person of the opposite sex that’s Caucasian, that’s Christian, they will get a distribution.”

Cunningham said his views on interracial marriage have evolved since he created the trust in 2010. He said he has accepted his son’s relationship with a woman of Vietnamese origin, though he said he couldn't change the terms of his trust.
New York City seems to have had enough of Aaron Schlossberg, the racist lawyer who's been in the news recently for public outbursts against people speaking Spanish.  I'm digging the Mariachi band:

Quote:A Mariachi band triumphantly played at a protest Friday outside the home of the Midtown lawyer caught on camera hurling racist insults at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers.

More than 100 people gathered in front of Aaron Schlossberg’s abode on West 60th Street near 10th Avenue to wave signs, chant “Ole, Ole! Throw him out!” and feast on free tacos.

“We’re basically clapping back at this fool,” said Chris Thompson, 40, an electrical engineer from Manhattan, who believes the lawyer should be disbarred.

“[It’s] ridiculous! This is a multilingual city. He should expect to hear different languages.”

On Tuesday, Schlossberg, 42, was caught in a hate-filled rant, threatening to have restaurant workers “kicked out of my country” for speaking Spanish at Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue near East 39th Street.

“Without the Latinos there wouldn’t be a hospitality industry [in New York.] How dare this mother f—ker. How dare he,” said protester Stratis Morfogen, 50. “He should be disbarred.”

The social justice group Millennials for Revolution raised $1,094 on a GoFundMe page to provide the band and tacos for the protest, a member of the group said.

A five-man Mariachi band, dressed in silver and black suits, arrived on a bus and played songs with trumpets, two violins and an acoustic guitar.

One band member, Alvaro Paulino, said, “I support my fellow immigrants. My family are immigrants.”
Yeah this guy really was the worst. It's one thing to be frustrated that the person behind the counter doesn't speak English but that wasn't the case. He just heard Spanish and flipped out. Apparently there are two other videos of him doing the same elsewhere. One where he sees a a white American guy and for some reason accuses him of being an immigrant.
“I call upon you to stop this musical now,” she said to the board. “You tear a community apart if you don’t.” -Prachi Ruina                                                            
"Vegetation on the window" seems new:

Quote:A Kansas police department is facing allegations of racism after a black man used his cellphone to record two white officers yanking him out of a vehicle after seeing “vegetation” on his window.

Rudy Samuel, 31, live-streamed the encounter on Facebook earlier this month after Winfield police stopped his car. Winfield is a small city situated along the Walnut River in Crowley County, Kansas.

“If you want to see a video of racial profiling, this is the poster child right here,” Kansas City attorney Brian McCallister, who is not representing anyone in the case, told HuffPost on Monday. “It was an abuse of power because they had no reason to use that kind of force.”

In the video, recorded May 13, Samuel says he’s been stopped by officers who claim he failed to signal within 100 feet of making a turn. Samuel narrates the first few minutes of the video and waits as the officers attempt to verify his driver’s license and vehicle registration. About two and a half minutes into the video, an officer can be seen approaching Samuel’s vehicle.

“Hey, Mr. Samuel, what caught my attention was this vegetation stuff right here,” the officer said.

Rock really needs to do an updated version of this: How not to get shot by the police.
Step One: Dont be black. Thats it.
How fucking twisted and awful that things have actually gotten worse from the 80s and 90s?
Back then, if you were black, you got beaten up by half a dozen white cops and got planted drugs/guns; now they just shoot you.
"Listen up boy, or pornography starring your mother will be the second worst thing that happens to you today."

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The U.S. is one step closer to having its first black, female governor:

Quote:Former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for Georgia’s top office on Tuesday, defeating ex-state Rep. Stacey Evans and advancing her quest to become the nation’s first black female governor. 

She will face one of two Republicans in November in the race to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, a competition that will test whether the state is truly competitive after more than a decade of GOP rule. 

“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” a jubilant Abrams said, adding: “And I know for the journey ahead, we need every voice in our party - and every independent thinker in the state.”

Abrams attracted national attention, big-name endorsements and millions of dollars in outside spending with her “unapologetic progressive” platform to flip the Georgia governor’s office for the first time since 2002. 
In an update of the Sterling Brown incident, the officers involved have been disciplined (but we don't know how):

Quote:Milwaukee police have released video of officers tasering NBA rookie Sterling Brown and confirmed that the officers involved have been disciplined. 

The police department released body camera footage Wednesday evening that shows officers tasering Brown in an incident stemming from a January parking violation in a Walgreens drugstore parking lot. 

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference held Wednesday that the officers involved "acted inappropriately" and were "recently disciplined." Morales did not detail what that discipline entailed and did not answer reporters' questions. 

"I am sorry this incident escalated to this level," Morales said. 
Florida congressional candidate John Ward doesn't think Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria should be allowed to vote in his state:
While the border situation in the U.S. spins dangerously out of control as the government strips parents of their children without a care in the world, keep this one in mind:

Quote:As a detained 16-year-old immigrant waited in her cell with her infant child, a Border Patrol stood in the doorway and warned her, “Right now, we close the door, we rape you and fuck you.” On a separate occasion, an agent tossed an immigrant child to the ground, leveled a gun at him, and told the kid, “Stop or I will shoot you.” A group of officers once told several pregnant girls that they’d "come to contaminate this country with all those things. Look at all those other girls, all fat.”

These incidents, and dozens of similar allegations of child abuse by Border Patrol agents, are all detailed in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union’s Border Litigation Project and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago School of Law. All of the incidents, which are drawn from complaints filed with a Department of Homeland Security watchdog agency and obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, took place between 2009 and 2014, under the Obama administration.
I hate headlines that use words like "slams" or "rips" because they sound so childish.  I especially hate it when it comes to a racist attack like this one:

Quote:Roseanne Barr waded into racial waters on Monday, suggesting that former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.”

“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr tweeted in response to a post about Jarrett.

Jarrett, who is African-American with no ties to the Sunni Muslim organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood, was one of most senior and long-term presences in the Obama White House and a lightning rod for right-wing critics.

Jarrett declined to comment; a rep for ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The family of a black man shot dead by a sheriff's deputy in his own garage was awarded $1 for funeral expenses and $1 each for harm done to his children.  BUT!  Since the deputy was deemed only 1% responsible, the jury award was reduced to four cents.  A lawyer for the family said that award will be reduced to nothing soon:

Quote:For more than four years, questions swirled about the shooting death of Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr. at his home in Fort Pierce, Fla. After all, there were only three witnesses to how the entire episode unfolded: two St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies and Mr. Hill.

Mr. Hill, a 30-year-old African-American, was fatally shot by a white sheriff’s deputy who had responded to a noise complaint about music Mr. Hill had been playing in his garage. Toxicology reports showed Mr. Hill was drunk at the time. And after a brief encounter with the deputies, he was discovered dead inside the garage with a gun in his back pocket; the deputies said he had been holding it during their confrontation, though that claim is in dispute. Mr. Hill had been shot three times by one of the deputies, Christopher Newman.

Among other things, a federal jury hearing a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Mr. Hill’s family was asked to decide whether his constitutional rights had been violated and whether his estate should be awarded damages. How much, jurors were asked, were the pain and suffering of Mr. Hill’s three children worth?

Last week, the jurors delivered their verdict. Deputy Newman had not used excessive force, they concluded, but the St. Lucie County sheriff, Ken Mascara, had been ever so slightly negligent given Deputy Newman’s actions. The jury awarded $4 in damages: $1 for funeral expenses and $1 for each child’s loss.

Because jurors also found that the sheriff’s office was only 1 percent at fault in the death, that award was reduced to four cents. And furthermore, because jurors found that Mr. Hill was intoxicated and mostly to blame for the shooting, a lawyer for his family said Tuesday that a judge would reduce the four-cent award to nothing.

“I don’t get it,” the family lawyer, John M. Phillips, said.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Mr. Hill’s fiancée, Monique Davis, said. “There are a lot of questions I want to ask.”
That's just gross. All of it.
 I think all Marvel films are okay. This is my design.

Except for Thor 2: the literal worst.

Jesus H Ballsack, the comments.

I don't know if it's bots, or Right Wing twats from all over the world leaping on any anti-racist article, but I'd like to think NZ isn't as bad as it appears from those comments.

To be clear. NZ IS racist as fuck (everywhere is) but not, as far as I'm aware, Alt- Right as fuck.
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei
I'm pretty sure this story was rightfully put in the Trump thread, but that one moves fast and stories sometimes don't get full traction.  I think this story is one of those that deserves a boost:

Quote:The pizza delivery guy who was detained by immigration agents during a run to Fort Hamilton says he never agreed to let the Brooklyn Army base perform a background check on him.

“That is a lie. I didn’t sign anything. They never told me anything and I never signed anything,” Pablo Villavicencio told The Post in a phone interview from immigration detention Thursday.

Villavicencio, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, says he was detained by military police and then handed over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he came to the base Friday to deliver Italian and a guard wouldn’t accept the IDNYC card he usually shows for identification.

The base says the 35-year-old father of two was told to obtain a daily pass to the garrison because he didn’t have a valid Department of Defense ID, and agreed to a background check as part of that process — which showed there was an an active deportation order out for him.

“Upon signing a waiver permitting a background check, Department of the Army Access Control standard for all visitors, an active Immigration and Customs Enforcement warrant was discovered on file,” said Fort Hamilton spokeswoman Cathy SantoPietro.

But Villavicencio insists he never signed anything.

“I am 100 percent sure that I did not sign any document there. The office has video and cameras there. I am sure you can access them to see that I didn’t sign anything,” he said.

SantoPietro didn’t respond to a request for a record of the waiver, and the Department of Defense said only Fort Hamilton would have it on file.
A 23-year-old woman in Kentucky got extremely drunk in April and crashed into another car, killing a man.  The man she killed was a well-known white supremacist in the area:

Quote:A Newport woman remains jailed and charged with murder in an alcohol-related crash that killed a former leader of a white supremacist organization in Northern Kentucky.

Emily Sherry, 23, will appear in a Newport courtroom on Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Her blood-alcohol level was 0.422, more than five times the legal limit to drive, when her car struck another vehicle driven by Robert Ransdell, according to the citation written by Wilder Police. 

The April 21 crash happened eastbound on Interstate 275 in Wilder. Police officers spotted Sherry's car off the highway into a woods. Ransdell, 37, of Florence, was found dead underneath the vehicle. The Campbell County coroner ruled he died of blunt force trauma. 

Ransdell made headlines and provoked anger with his involvement in Northern Kentucky with the National Alliance. He ran an anti-Semitic write-in campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky in 2014 against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Ransdell's campaign slogan was "With Jews, we lose."

Ransdell was the Cincinnati coordinator of the National Alliance.
oh man....that's just IRONY dripping all over that post.
 I think all Marvel films are okay. This is my design.

Except for Thor 2: the literal worst.
On one hand, I understand the schadenfreude. On the other, my family drives by there almost every day, so lock her in the deepest part of the prison, please.
Someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee.

PSN ID: anakinsdad

A white man asked a black woman if she and her daughter had showered before getting into a hotel pool.  The story has been making the rounds on social media:

Quote:A mother took to Facebook to allege an incident of racism at a hotel pool at The Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, California, on June 11.

In the post, Carle Wheeler wrote, “The man asked if me and my little girl had showered before getting into the pool because people carry diseases into the pools and he doesn’t want the health department to shut the pool down.”

Wheeler alleged that the man approached the pair a second time, claiming to work for the health department before hotel personnel arrived on the scene.

“The Westin Pasadena strives to provide a welcoming environment to all individuals. Harassment on any basis is not tolerated. We are continuing to investigate this serious matter and deeply regret that one of our guests experienced this type of behavior,” the hotel said in a statement to Pasadena Star News.

At the time of writing the video had been watched over three million times and had been shared over 34,000 times on Facebook.
A few days ago, a Border Patrol car hit a Native American man of the Tohono O’ogham Nation... and the driver just left the scene. Thankfully, the man wasn’t seriously hurt:

Quote:There was a disturbing incident in Arizona on Thursday when a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle struck a Native American man and then apparently drove off.

Paulo Remes got a lot of attention on social media after filming a video of himself walking on a dirt road near his house while he was trying to find his music speakers. Remes ended up filming a hit-and-run against himself though after he was hit by a border patrol SUV.

The agent in the driver’s seat did not get out to check on him; instead, they turned on the sirens and sped away. Remes was taken to the hospital and treated for minor bruising before being released.

“I ran into the dirt road in front of my house, because I know they’ll try and hit me,” Remes said in a statement picked up by Arizona Daily Star. “I’m doing all right, I’m just a little sore, really.”

Remes is a resident of the Tohono O’odham Nation, and his family said that they hope the video will “contribute to greater justice for O’odham families and all victims of Border Patrol violence, both inside and outside the Tohono O’ogham Nation.”
Grain of salt here. The report makes it sound like the guy is just walking along the road minding his own business and a border patrol vehicle clips him and speeds off.

When you watch the video it's different. The scenario is it takes place on what appears to be a cul de sac. At the 00:05 mark you can see the it's a dead end on what appears to be private property and there is a black van parked there.

It also looks like the border patrol vehicle was either stopped or driving very slowly before it goes in motion towards the guy filming.

The guy also looks like he intentionally runs in front of the vehicle as it's leaving and stands still saying "don't hit me".

Then as he films the vehicle driving away you can see that there is a white van with the driver's side door open in the direction of where it looks like the guy filming had come from.

There's something amiss to that story IMO.

OMG now I see that there is a comment section under all the ads.

Jesus Christ.

Hello Racism's been a while! Now I remember why I've been avoiding you as much as the Trump thread. I had to remind myself. This much anger (when there's nothing I can do) is not healthy..
You can help vote human shitstain Ted Cruz out of office brother.
"I mean don't get me wrong fucking the wolf man is impressive but ugh." - Waaaaaaaalt
Oh that's a given. Every time I see something I can do to help BEYOND just voting....I do it. If it's at all humanly possible....but gahhhh...just reading all of that. Just....fuck the world, man..

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