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Muhammad Ali, Jr Detained at Florida Airport For Being Muslim

Let’s face it, the folks who man customs stations and TSA lines aren’t usually drawn from the brightest on the block.Giving power to stupid is like…

Electing the Chumph.

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Muhammad Ali, Jr with Mother, Kalilah

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport because of his Arabic-sounding name

A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported.

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon’s second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on February 7 because of their Arabic-sounding names.

Camacho-Ali however was released after she showed US Customs agents a photo of herself with her ex-husband.

Ali Jr. however had no such photo — and according to Mancini was held for nearly two hours and repeatedly asked “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?”

When he said that he – like his father – was a Muslim, the agents asked further probing questions.

“To the Ali family, it’s crystal clear that this is directly linked to Mr. Trump’s efforts to ban Muslims from the United States,” Mancini told the Courier-Journal, a reference to President Donald Trump’s late January executive order imposing a 90-day entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim majority countries.

The travel ban has since been halted by a US federal court.

Mancini said that he and the Ali family are trying to find out how many other people were stopped for similar questioning, and are considering a federal lawsuit.

Airport and Customs officials did not answer queries from the newspaper about the case.

Muhammad Ali, one of the iconic 20th century sports heroes, died after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease on June 3. He was 74.

Ali was celebrated as much for his three world heavyweight titles as for his civil rights battles outside the ring.

In 1964 Ali dropped his birth name of Cassius Clay when he converted to Islam.

The Louisville, Kentucky native was married four times he was survived by seven daughters and two sons.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism

 

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Black Woman Arrested for Owning a BMW in Harlem?

Something a bit off about this one to me at least. I remember back in the early 90’s some brothers in NYC putting together a Real Estate Investment Fund for buying up Harlem Brownstones to rehab and sell – and they were getting some pretty good prices. A nice Brownstone in Harlem today easily runs in the $2-3 million range. The kind of folks who dummy up $12,000-17,000 a month in Mortgage, before paying for the utilities and other essentials of keeping the house working…

Also tend to be the set who don’t consider it unusual to buy their kids at High School or College graduation a BMW 3 Class car.

So, without even having stood on the street corner and taken an unofficial survey, I gotta believe there are a lot of these running around. As well as substantially more expensive luxury cars costing 2 and 3 times more than the entry level 3 Series. So a black woman in a luxury car isn’t anything to raise any attention or comment for that matter. Much less a 10-15 year old 325 Ci, which they stopped making in 2006, and can be picked up for less than $10k.

I mean…Yeah, if you see a young guy in a Bugatti, and he’s wearing a Timex on his wrist instead of a Piaget…It’s time to start thinking about Grand Theft Auto.

Second thing is…Every time I have ever been stopped by a Cop – the first thing they ask for is “License and Registration”. And that Registration pretty much proves you own the car..Or at least are making regular enough payments to the bank not to have been visited by the “Snatch Man”.

Woman Says She Endured 8 Days In Psych Ward Because Cops Didn’t Believe BMW Was Hers

“I do think race played a part in this.”

Kamilah Brock says the New York City police sent her to a mental hospital for a hellish eight days, where she was forcefully injected with powerful drugs, essentially because they couldn’t believe a black woman owned a BMW.

In her first on-camera interview about her ordeal, which aired Thursday, the 32-year-old told PIX11 that it was all a “nightmare.”

It’s a nightmare, Brock’s lawyer told The Huffington Post, that never would have happened if she weren’t African-American.

Brock sued the city earlier this year in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She contends that her constitutional rights under the Fourth and 14th Amendments were violated and that she suffered “unwanted and unwarranted intrusion of her personal integrity, loss of liberty [and] mental anguish.”

The suit details how Brock pulled up to a traffic light in Harlem on Sept. 12, 2014, the music on her car stereo playing loudly. An NYPD officer approached her and asked why she was driving without her hands on the steering wheel, according to the suit.

“I said I was dancing, I am at a light,” Brock told PIX11. “He asked me to get out of the car.”

For unclear reason, Brock contends, she was taken into custody and transported to the NYPD’s 30th Precinct, where she was held for a few hours before being released without being charged with any crime. She said she was told to come back the next day to pick up her car, a 2003 BMW 325Ci.

When she showed up at a police substation to get the car the next day, Brock said, “I just felt like from the moment I said I owned a BMW, I was looked at as a liar. They put me in handcuffs and said they just need to put me in handcuffs to take me to my car. And I said OK, whatever it’s gonna take to get to my car.”

“Then EMS approached me,” she continued. “And they said we’re gonna take you to your car. And I’m like, in an ambulance? I’m going to my car in an ambulance? I’m going to my car in an ambulance? I was just so confused.”

“If a white woman was trying to reclaim her BMW impounded by police, would she have been made a victim?” he said to HuffPost. “Would she have been questioned? Would she have been subject to sarcastic comments? Would she be made to justify who she was in order to ask for help? I don’t think so. I do think race played a part in this.”

Brock was taken instead to Harlem Hospital, where medical records obtained by her attorney,Michael Lamonsoff, show she was injected with powerful sedatives and forced to take doses of lithium.

“He held onto me and then the doctor stuck me in the arm and I was on a stretcher and I woke up to them taking my clothes off, specifically my underwear,” Brock tearfully recalled for PIX11’s Nicole Johnson. “Then I went back out again. When I woke up the next day, I felt like I was in a nightmare. I didn’t understand why that was happening to me.”

Medical records also show that over the course of her eight-day stay, personnel at the hospital repeatedly tried to get Brock to deny three things before she could be released: that she owned the BMW, that she was a professional banker, and that President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter.

The lawsuit says it was these three assertions that were the basis for the city determining that Brock was delusional and to diagnose her with bipolar disorder.

But according to Lamonsoff, Brock had no history of mental illness. She did own the BMW. At the time, she was employed as a banker and had worked at Citibank, Chase and Astoria Bank. And Obama does follow Brock on Twitter, just as he follows 640,000 other people.

When Brock was finally released from the hospital, the lawsuit states, she was slapped with a $13,000 medical bill.

A white woman would not have been treated like that, Lamonsoff argues.…More and see the video…

A 2006 BMW 325 Ci, $10,000 on Auto Trader

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Nawwwwww!

 

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Celtics Great Bill Russell Detained At Airport For Carrying Loaded Gun

Things that make you go…Hmmmm…

 

Bill Russell detained at Seattle airport

 

 

Celtics legend Bill Russell was briefly detained and cited for bringing a loaded handgun into a Seattle airport in his carry-on bag on Wednesday night, officials said.

Perry Cooper, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said Russell was cited for having a weapon in a prohibited area, and he was released to continue his travels after being detained for about 30 minutes. The gun was confiscated, Cooper said.

A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration said the loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson was detected during routine screening of carry-on luggage.

Russell was scheduled to fly to Boston. It was not clear if he boarded his intended flight or a later one.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Giant Negros

 

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