Tag Archives: police brutality

MILWAUKEE: Three Former Underlings Of David Clarke Charged With Felonies In Dehydration Death Of Inmate

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail was charged Monday with felony misconduct in office and obstructing an officer in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Major Nancy Evans was charged along with two other jail staffers. Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate with bipolar disorder, went seven days without water in solitary ...

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Some Eagles To Boycott Meeting With Trump

The New York Daily News reports: They have not even been invited yet, but several Eagles players have already said they will not celebrate their historic Super Bowl victory with President Trump. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Chris Long said. “Are you kidding me?” Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith, and two-time boycotters LeGarrette Blount and Long, who sat ...

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Trump Might Shun Super Bowl Interview Tradition

Variety reports: The Super Bowl has launched dozens of customs, ranging from the event’s eye-popping halftime show to the consumption of thousands of pounds of pizza, buffalo wings, and seven-layer dip. In 2018, however, one new tradition is in danger of being broken. The White House has at present, according to a person familiar with the matter, indicated to NBC ...

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Papa John’s CEO Steps Down After NFL Flap

The Associated Press reports: Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by players — comments for which the company later apologized. Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1, the company announced Thursday. Schnatter, ...

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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay McKesson Sues Fox News And Host Jeanine Pirro Over Violence Claims

The New York Daily News reports: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro smeared Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson by claiming he directed violence against a Baton Rouge police officer in 2016, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The defamation case Mckesson filed in Manhattan Supreme Court stems from Pirro’s commentary about a protest over the fatal police shooting of Alton ...

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Papa John’s Apologizes For Blaming Declining Sales On NFL Protests, Gives Middle Finger Emoji To Neo-Nazis

The New York Daily News reports: Apparently Papa John’s doesn’t believe two weeks is too late to say sorry. The popular pizza chain apologized in a string of tweets Tuesday night for comments made on a Nov. 1 conference call with shareholders where CEO and TV pitchman John Schnatter insinuated the ongoing anthem protests have hurt his business. Schnatter previously ...

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NFL Attendance Rises Slightly Despite Boycott

Yahoo Sports reports: Fans angry with the NFL and its protesting players called for a boycott on Veterans Day weekend. But other fans showed up to Sunday’s games, and in greater numbers than they had averaged all season. Many fans have said they would boycott the NFL, and loosely organized movements on Twitter and Facebook sought to flex patriotic muscle ...

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Right Wingers To Stage Mass NFL Boycott Today

A Facebook group with 200,000 members has called on its followers to boycott the NFL today. The mass boycott was scheduled to coincide with Veterans Day weekend. Fox News reports:  “We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games on November 12th in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national ...

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Papa John’s Yanks NFL Advertising Due To Anthem Protests And Then Bitches That Sales Have Cratered

ESPN reports: Executives from Papa John’s, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league’s ongoing player protests during the national anthem. “The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.” Executives said the company has pulled ...

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T-Shirt: “I Stand For The National Anthem”

This image is going viral via Deadspin: This man at Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game respects the United States and its national anthem so much that he turned the country’s flag into a picnic blanket. Reader Marshall spotted the patriot, who is better than all of us, at the Jets’ stadium. “Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime ...

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GERMANY: Berlin Soccer Team Shows Solidarity With Protesting NFL Players, All Take A Knee Before Match

The Associated Press reports: Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it before playing Schalke. “Hertha BSC stands for ...

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NFL Calls Out Trump’s Lie About Anthem Protests

Fox News reports: The NFL on Wednesday refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that league Commissioner Roger Goodell is “finally demanding” that players stand up during the national anthem. “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The ...

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Rapper Eminem Unleashes On “Racist” Trump [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The rapper Eminem struck out at President Trump in a video that played at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday, accusing the president of racism, hypocrisy, disrespect of military veterans and more in almost five minutes of furious freestyle rap. He also excoriated Mr. Trump for his responses to the recent violence in Charlottesville, ...

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NFL Coach Resigns After Woman Posts Cocaine Video Because Team Owner Reversed On Anthem Protests

The Miami New Times reports: This past Sunday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross abruptly changed his tune on the NFL player protests. Ross, who’d previously supported players kneeling to raise awareness of police violence and racial inequality, told the Miami Herald‘s resident Kaepernick-basher, Armando Salguero, that since President Donald Trump had made the protests “about patriotism,” he now disagreed with ...

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Trump: Mike Pence’s NFL Stunt Was “Long-Planned”

USA Today reports: Amid criticism over Vice President Mike Pence’s truncated visit to an NFL game Sunday, President Donald Trump said the trip was “long planned” in a tweet Monday. Pence’s trip on Air Force 2 — which doesn’t take into account logistics on the ground like Secret Service — cost about $242,500, according to an estimate from CNN published ...

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Mike Pence Stalks Out Of NFL Game In Pretend Huff After Anthem Protest Everybody Knew Would Happen

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after some players knelt during the National Anthem, saying he did not want to “dignify” the event. The pool of journalists accompanying the vice president was not allowed into the stadium and was asked to stay in their vans. ...

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Federal Court Accepts Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio

The Arizona Republic reports: A U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix has accepted the presidential pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. At the request of both Arpaio defense attorneys and U.S. Department of Justice lawyers, Judge Susan Bolton dismissed the guilty verdict against Arpaio with prejudice, meaning it can never be tried again. Arpaio had been found guilty ...

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LOUISIANA: Federal Court Rules Cop Can’t Sue Black Lives Matter As They’re Not “An Entity Of Any Sort”

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement that can’t be sued over an officer’s injuries during a protest following a deadly police shooting in Baton Rouge last year. A Baton Rouge police officer sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement. But U.S. District Judge ...

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Trump: NFL Owners Fear Their Own Players [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Trump says most Americans agree with his attacks on protesting football players who kneel during the national anthem – and claims so do some National Football League owners. “They say, ‘We are in a situation where we have to do something,'” Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox & Friends. “I think they’re afraid ...

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Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress: Kneeling Players Would Be Shot In The Head In North Korea [VIDEO]

The Dallas Morning News reports: Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, said Monday that NFL players kneeling to protest during the national anthem should thank God they don’t have to worry about being shot in the head “like they would be in North Korea.” Jeffress, an adviser to President Donald Trump, made the comment during an appearance in the ...

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