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Minneapolis Police Chief Fired Because Her Officer Shot a White Woman

Anyone remember the name Jamar Clark?

Her officers have gunned down several if not a half dozen unarmed black men.

A black officer shoots a white woman…And suddenly heads roll.

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Minneapolis Police Chief Forced Out After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman

The Minneapolis police chief, Janee Harteau, resigned on Friday at the mayor’s request, less than a week after one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 for help.

Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement that “I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us further” and that “it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well.”

Last weekend’s fatal shooting of the Australian, Justine Damond, by Officer Mohamed Noor led to outpourings of grief in Minnesota and outrage in Ms. Damond’s home country, where the prime minister has condemned the shooting and Ms. Damond’s family members have expressed frustration with how little they have been told about what happened.

On Saturday, Ms. Damond, 40, called 911 twice to report a possible sexual assault near her home. Officer Noor and his partner, Officer Matthew Harrity, arrived at the scene in a dark alley several minutes later. Officer Harrity told state investigators that he had been startled by a loud noise just before Ms. Damond approached their cruiser. Officer Noor then shot her through the open window.

Officer Noor has declined to speak with investigators, and the authorities have provided no explanation for why he shot Ms. Damond. Neither Officer Noor nor his partner had turned their body cameras on.

Chief Harteau, a 30-year veteran of the Minneapolis police force, said in a statement that “the recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a department.”

“I’ve decided I am willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the M.P.D. to be the very best it can be,” Chief Harteau said. “The city of Minneapolis deserves the very best.”

Ms. Damond’s death was the latest high-profile episode that raised questions about police tactics under Chief Harteau’s watch. Weeks of protests followed the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, an unarmed black man, in 2015.

Nekima Levy-Pounds, a civil rights lawyer and activist running for mayor of Minneapolis, said Chief Harteau “needed to be fired.” Ms. Levy-Pounds said it had been “a slap in the face to people of color” that the chief spoke out about the death of Ms. Damond, who was white, after defending officers involved in past shootings of black people.

“She is attempting to paint this as an isolated case based on one officer’s poor judgment as opposed to a systemic pattern,” Ms. Levy-Pounds said.

Ms. Hodges, who is up for re-election in November and who has faced criticism for her own handling of police issues, said she was appreciative of Chief Harteau’s service but had requested her resignation.

“In conversation with the chief today, she and I agreed that she would step aside to make way for new leadership,” Ms. Hodges said. “I asked Chief Harteau for her resignation, she tendered it, and I have accepted it.”

Chief Harteau was the first woman to serve as Minneapolis police chief, and is also openly gay. She worked her way through the ranks of the department after joining in 1987, and was seen by some nationally as a police reformer who outfitted officers with body cameras and advocated restorative justice. But locally, her department faced frequent protests and criticisms for its use of force and treatment of black people.

Chief Harteau was also believed to have a strained relationship with Ms. Hodges. The two leaders faced criticism from the Justice Department for their coordination during 2015 protests. And earlier this year, Ms. Hodges publicly overruled the chief on a promotion decision.

State investigators continue to probe Ms. Damond’s death. Both Ms. Hodges and Chief Harteau have said she should not have been shot. “Justine didn’t have to die,” Chief Harteau said on Thursday, citing information released by state officials investigating the case. “I believe the actions in question go against who we are as a department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers.”

 

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Another One Bites the Dust…Fox News Sexual Predation Epidemic

Damn! Did Faux News put in the Job Requirements a requirement for sexual predators? Seems like about the 50th senior Faux News cable manager who has gotten canned for not keeping his hands to himself.

“Fair and Balanced”?

How about “Freaky and Bullying”?

‘Making Money’ host Charles Payne suspended from Fox Business Network after harassment allegations

Making Money” host Charles Payne was suspended from Fox Business Network, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.

The spokeswoman said Payne had been “suspended pending further investigation” and rotating sub-hosts would fill in on the Twenty-First Century Fox-owned cable network .

Payne did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Media reports from BuzzFeed and Variety surfaced earlier on Thursday attributing the suspension to allegations of harassment. http://bit.ly/2sSwgaH

The company did not immediately confirm whether Payne was suspended over the allegations.

Fox’s spokeswoman said in a statement: “We take issues of this nature extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for any professional misconduct. This matter is being thoroughly investigated and we are taking all of the appropriate steps to reach a resolution in a timely manner.”

In June, Payne signed a multi-year contract to continue as host of “Making Money.”

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2017 in Faux News

 

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“Free Speech” And College Professors

Wow! We got some college professors on the Warpath…And losing their jobs because of it.

Tend to agree with this one. North Korea ain’t a tourist destination! Your dumb ass has no business there unless it is some sort of official business agreed to by the North Koreans.

They will lock your dumb behind up, and nobody is coming to get you.

Professor who said ‘clueless white male’ Otto Warmbier got ‘what he deserved’ won’t be rehired

The University of Delaware has cut ties with an adjunct professor who suggested that Otto Warmbier, the American student whose death last weekafter being imprisoned in North Korea drew worldwide attention, was a “clueless white male” who “got exactly what he deserved.”

Katherine Dettwyler, who taught in the anthropology department as recently as spring semester, “will not be rehired to teach at the University in the future,” the university said in a statement on Sunday. Her comments were posted at a time when she was not employed with the university and “in no way reflect the values or position of the University of Delaware,” the statement read.

Warmbier, a 22-year-old student from the University of Virginia, was traveling in North Korea when he was arrested in early 2016 for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel. After a sham trial, he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korean prison for “hostile acts” against the state. Video broadcast around the world of his public confession showed him crying and pleading for forgiveness.

Warmbier died of unknown causes on June 19, a week after he was returned to the United States in a coma.

Days later, in a now-deleted post from her Facebook account, Dettwyler wrote that Warmbier was “typical of the mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Is it wrong of me to think that Otto Warmbier got exactly what he deserved?” she wrote. “I see him crying at his sentencing hearing and think, ‘What did you expect?’”

The post continued: “These are the same kids who cry about their grades because they didn’t think they’d really have to read and study the material to get a good grade. His parents ultimately are to blame for his growing up thinking he could get away with whatever he wanted. Maybe in the US, where young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women. Not so much in North Korea. And of course, it’s Otto’s parents who will pay the price for the rest of their lives.”

The 62-year-old professor made similar remarks, since deleted, in the comments section of a National Review article, Campus Reform reported. She said she loved her “hard-working, sincere, non-arrogant college students,” but added: “If you knew some of these kids, you’d be appalled. They think nothing of raping drunk girls at frat parties and snorting cocaine, cheating on exams, and threatening professors with physical violence.”

An article in the HuffPost, written under the name La Sha and entitled “North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege is Not Universal,” attempted to make a similar point.

When the posts came to light, Dettwyler faced a flood of comments calling for her termination, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

As the backlash grew, the university tried to distance itself from her.

This professor screwed up two ways – the first of which was to appear on Faux News. The second of which was to promote a “blacks only” event. Not sure where the organizers of this BLM event were coming from, but BLM ain’t the KKK…or Republican Party for that matter. Or at least it shouldn’t be. Not sure how holding a segregated event advances anything relative to Black Lives Matter. Methinks some folks heads have gotten a bit too big, or small in this case. This woman is waaaay too stupid to be in the press, falling directly into the trap Carlson set for her. Makes you wonder if she got here degree by mail order. The President of the College, Anthony E. Monroe was absolutely  right to fire her dumb ass.

Professor fired after defending blacks-only event to Fox News. ‘I was publicly lynched,’ she says.

Earlier this month, political commentator Lisa Durden gave a fiery interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, defending a Black Lives Matter chapter’s decision to host a Memorial Day event exclusively for black people.

“Boo-hoo-hoo,” Lisa Durden, who is also an adjunct professor at Essex County College in Newark, said in the June 6 television appearance. “You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your ‘white privilege’ card to get invited to the Black Lives Matter’s all-black Memorial Day celebration.”

In the heated exchange, Carlson responded by calling her “hostile and separatist and crazy.”

“You’re demented actually,” he said. “You’re sick and what you’re saying is disgusting and if you were a Nazi I would say the same thing to you.”

Durden’s remarks spurred both criticism and praise on social media. But what happened less than 48 hours later prompted an even stronger reaction.

On June 8, with about a week left of her summer session of teaching, Durden’s employers at Essex County College suspended her. About two weeks later, Durden was fired from the community college.

The college’s president announced the decision in a lengthy statement Friday, days after Durden met with school officials in a community forum.

Anthony E. Munroe, Essex County College president, said the administration was “immediately inundated with feedback from students, faculty and prospective students and their families expressing frustration, concern and even fear that the views expressed by a College employee (with influence over students) would negatively impact their experience on the campus.”

“In consideration of the College’s mission, and the impact that this matter has had on the College’s fulfillment of its mission, we cannot maintain an employment relationship with the adjunct,” Munroe said in the statement.

But Durden said the firing was unjust and baseless. She claimed “there was no due process, there were no facts.”

“I was publicly lynched,” Durden said in an interview with The Washington Post. “They didn’t let me finish the class and they disrupted the learning process.”

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The Chumph Fires Comey

This is going to be fun…It is a straight out admission of guilt by Putin’s Bitch.

Time for an Independent Prosecutor who doesn’t have to play footsie with Republicans.

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In firing Comey, Trump is playing with fire

Historians may one day remember May 9, 2017 as a fateful day in American history. In firing FBI director James Comey, the 45th President of the United States may well have set in motion a series of events that could lead to more controversy and potentially even his impeachment less than a year after being sworn into office.

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions set these events in motion by dispatching the highly respected former Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to craft a rationale to fire Comey.
In a three-page memorandum, the best Rosenstein could do was to invoke what is now ancient political history — Comey’s alleged violation of Department of Justice policies in the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The alleged transgressions related to this investigation occurred months before Trump’s Inauguration.
Of course, all of this was widely known and publicly discussed well before Trump made the decision to keep Comey in the position of FBI director.
The FBI director was obviously fired yesterday for something other than being too nice to Hillary Clinton by ignoring Department of Justice regulations.
Hints as to the real reason for the director’s shocking termination can be found in a series of answers Comey gave when Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, interrogated him during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3.
SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: Thank you, Director Comey, for being here, and thank you to you and the men and women who work with you at the FBI for their extraordinary service to our country, much of it unappreciated as you’ve wrote so powerfully in your opening statement. You have confirmed, I believe, that the FBI is investigating potential ties between Trump associates and the Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, correct?
COMEY: Yes.
BLUMENTHAL: And you have not, to my knowledge, ruled out anyone in the Trump campaign as potentially a target of that criminal investigation, correct?
COMEY: Well, I haven’t said anything publicly about who we’ve opened investigations on, I briefed the chair and ranking on who those people are. And so I can’t — I can’t go beyond that in this setting.
BLUMENTHAL: Have you ruled out anyone in the campaign that you can disclose?
COMEY: I don’t feel comfortable answering that, Senator, because I think it puts me on a slope to talking about who we’re investigating.
BLUMENTHAL: Have you — have you ruled out the President of the United States?
COMEY: I don’t — I don’t want people to over-interpret this answer, I’m not going to comment on anyone in particular, because that puts me down a slope of — because if I say no to that then I have to answer succeeding questions. So what we’ve done is brief the chair and ranking on who the US persons are that we’ve opened investigations on. And that’s — that’s as far as we’re going to go, at this point.
BLUMENTHAL: But as a former prosecutor, you know that when there’s an investigation into several potentially culpable individuals, the evidence from those individuals and the investigation can lead to others, correct?
COMEY: Correct. We’re always open-minded about — and we follow the evidence wherever it takes us.
BLUMENTHAL: So potentially, the President of the United States could be a target of your ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russian interference in our election, correct?
COMEY: I just worry — I don’t want to answer that — that — that seems to be unfair speculation. We will follow the evidence, we’ll try and find as much as we can and we’ll follow the evidence wherever it leads.
This was obviously not the answer that the President expected to hear from his FBI director as he testified under oath before Congress and the American people. President Trump no doubt fully expected his director to say with utmost clarity and sincerity, “The President is not under investigation.”
These words Comey refused to speak — but it’s clear from the bizarre language of Trump’s letter terminating the director that the President wanted Comey to say them. “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”
Why would the President insert this phrase? He did so because the real reason Comey was being fired was his egregious violation of the Trumpian principle of absolute and unquestioning loyalty to President Trump.
By refusing to unequivocally deny even the possibility that Trump was being investigated, Comey demonstrated that he could not be trusted in the troubled times ahead.
Trump could have removed Comey from office at the start of his Presidential term, but he made a calculated judgement that Comey would owe the President for the substantial favor of allowing the director to remain in office.
After all, the director’s public comments about the pending Hillary Clinton email investigation had clearly violated long-standing Department of Justice policy requiring no comment, particularly during election periods. They warranted Comey’s dismissal even before Trump was sworn in. Comey was also a bit of a loose cannon, but he was generally thought to be scrupulously honest.
By keeping Comey on when he took office, what better card could Trump hold than a favor owed by the director of the FBI as investigators zeroed in on the Russian hacking of the presidential election of 2016.
All of this puts Trump in the first mile of the Richard Nixon road to impeachment. It took Nixon, a skilled and experienced hand at manipulating the levers of power, almost two full terms in office before his abuse of power was detected and effectively prosecuted.
 

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Teacher Drags Pre-Schooler Down Hall

A photo of a white teacher dragging a black pre-school child by his arm down the hallway has set of a 5 alarm fire in Cleveland. What we don’t now from the picture is if this was a momentary thing, where the kid fell down, or if she actually dragged him all the way to the principal’s office. In my youth, I was a volunteer helper for Head Start. When your parents are teachers, you are “encouraged” to go see what teaching is about, real time at some point growing up. Dealing with little folks was surely an experience as I had no younger siblings. They can be a bit feisty (and one heck of a lot of fun with their energy) – but I can’t think of any possible justifiable reason to physically drag a 3 year old kid down the hall. The teachers I observed in my volunteer days had other, non-violent, ways of controlling kids. None of them included violence in any form.

 

WTH… Preschool Teacher Fired After Being Caught Dragging Student

An Ohio preschool teacher is in hot water following the release of incriminating photos. According to Cleveland.com, the teacher – whose name has not been released – was employed by Alta Health Care, a non-profit company that services Alta Head Start, which is an early education program within the Wilson School of Youngstown, Ohio. The photo is so disturbing it has caught the attention of parents everywhere who are appalled and disturbed about the incident. Concerned Teacher Takes Action: It has been reported that another teacher witnessed the woman dragging the child down a hallway and snapped a quick photo of the disturbing incident. Youngstown City Schools spokeswoman Denise Dick released a statement explaining the teacher’s position in the school and how the photo was taken. All of the classrooms are structured with one Youngstown teacher and an educational aide. The school houses 845 students up to 5 years old. The boy in the photo was reportedly enrolled in the head start program. Alta Head Start, a government funded program, has children aged 3 to 5 enrolled. It has been reported that the photo, taken by a Youngstown City Schools teacher serving in administrative capacity, was turned over to Mahoning County Children’s Services.

The School Responds: In a statement released to the Youngstown Vindicator, Joseph Shorokey, CEO of Alta Behavioral Health CEO, addressed the incident while explaining the school’s stance. He revealed action was taken immediately after the photo surfaced and he made it clear such behavior is unacceptable. “We took this matter very seriously,” Shorokey said on Thursday, May 4. “We took action immediately. We apologized to the parents, as well as to the community.” He went on to further disassociate the school from the teacher’s actions. “I want to make sure it is clear that the individual who was terminated does not reflect the values of the dedicated and skilled professionals at Alta Head Start,” Shorokey said Wednesday in a statement. “Alta would and will never stand for anything other than the highest quality of excellence and anything short of that is beyond anything we find acceptable and would tolerate,” Shorokey said. the Vindicator. “These fine teachers and aides should not be unfairly portrayed as anything less because of the person who was terminated,” he said. It is unclear whether or not the teacher will face charges.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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The Whites Only House Fires the Black Usher – Is the Chumph Purging Black Employees?

The House is “Whites Only” after all!

More than likely, the Chumph couldn’t tolerate the idea f a female, much less black manager.

Perhaps Sessions complained about seeing a black woman in a position of authority?

White House says ousted usher left on ‘very good terms’

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The White House chief usher left the administration “on very good terms,” deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday.

The White House confirmed to The Washington Post earlier Friday that Angella Reid was fired. Reid was the first woman and second African-American to serve in that role.

“She is no longer employed here at the White House. But we left on very good terms and wish her the very best and certainly hope for great things for her in the future,” Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday in her first on-camera briefing.

The Post noted that the White House usher oversees all activities in the residence, working as the dwelling’s general manager. Reid joined the White House in 2011 during former President Barack Obama’s administration, replacing Stephen Rochon, who was the White House’s first African-American usher.

“It’s not uncommon that you might have a transition of staff when a new administration comes in, and it’s simply nothing more than that,” Huckabee Sanders said, reiterating that “we certainly wish her again the very best.”

Huckabee Sanders said the deputy usher will replace Reid in an acting capacity “for right now.”

 

 

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Tomi Lahren’s Microwave “Butt Pad”

Add to the growing list of white-wing talking heads getting shidtcanned.

Seems that Trevor Noah’s “girlfriend” suffers from a cold behind…

Strange.

It also seems to have gotten her…Unemployed.

Perhaps she should try longer skirts?

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Tomi Lahren’s former colleagues at The Blaze turn on her: Glenn Beck fired her because she was difficult to work with

Lahren is reported to have enjoyed humiliating co-workers by chewing them out and making them warm her butt pad

Image result for tomi lahrenWhile the immediate cause of Tomi Lahren’s termination from The Blaze was apparently her decision to tell “The View” that she believes the government shouldn’t tell women what to do with their bodies, a new report suggests that there was actually deeper drama behind the scenes that explains Lahren’s departure — and a lot of it has to do with accusations about her personality.

During her stint at The Blaze, Lahren is accused of being confrontational toward her colleagues and demeaning toward her staffers, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the situation who spoke to the Daily Caller on condition of anonymity. This includes reports that Lahren became jealous of the attention received by BlazeTV host Dana Loesch and refused to enter the makeup room when Loesch was present. She is also reported to have gotten into a heated argument with an African-American host named Lawrence Jones after he confronted her about comparing Black Lives Matter to the KKK.

Perhaps most disturbing are the claims that Lahren was abusive to her staff. Sources say that she would frequently yell and curse at people less powerful than her, in particular singling out one of her two makeup artists for humiliation in front of her co-workers and guests. Among the “diva” behavior described by the sources who spoke to The Caller was insisting that staffers microwave her “butt warming pad” before every show, a demand that a source referred to as “dehumanizing.”

Sources say that she would frequently yell and curse at people less powerful than her, in particular singling out one of her two makeup artists for humiliation in front of her co-workers and guests. Among the “diva” behavior described by the sources who spoke to The Caller was insisting that staffers microwave her “butt warming pad” before every show, a demand that a source referred to as “dehumanizing.”

The countersuit filed by The Blaze against Lahren claims that her “treatment of the floor crew was inappropriate and unprofessional.” The suit claimed Lahren “constantly complain[ed] about everything including but not limited to lighting, room temperature, editing, shooting, directing, etc. Lahren was divisive and created conflicts with other media personalities at TheBlaze.”

It is worth noting that Amy Holmes, who used to work as a political commentator for The Blaze, took to Twitter earlier this month to contest the notion that Lahren’s firing had anything to do with her pro-choice views.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2017 in Faux News

 

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