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Alex Jones, The Chumph’s Source For Alt-Truth Legal Problems Mount

Yet another of the white-right Chumph media sources is facing major legal problems. On top of a bloddy divorce which is airing some really ugly underwear, companies harmed by “Infowars” fake “news” are beginning to fire back.

Chobani sues Alex Jones after Infowars host links yogurt company's welcoming of refugees to Idaho violence

Alex Jones…Soon to join the list of white-wing departed talking heads?

Chobani sues Alex Jones after Infowars host links yogurt company’s welcoming of refugees to Idaho violence

The Infowars host has made unfounded claims linking the company to a sexual assault committed by refugees

Alex Jones is already receiving bad press from his child custody case, and now he is on the receiving end of a lawsuit that could even further embarrass the right-wing provocateur.

Chobani, an Idaho-based company that makes Greek yogurt, is suing Alex Jones by claiming that the notorious conspiracy theorist falsely linked the company, its owner Hamdi Ulukaya, and the community of Twin Falls to a sexual assault case that occurred in the area, according to a report by the Idaho Statesman. The company employees more than 300 refugees both in Twin Falls and at another plant in upstate New York, and Ulukaya himself is a well-known advocate for the refugee community.

Unfortunately for him, Jones and other right-wing conspiracy theorists seized upon the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl by three refugees as fodder for their anti-immigrant agenda. Both police and prosecutors have dismissed many of their claims, including that the girl was raped (authorities say she was inappropriately touched by one of the men while the other two filmed him), that she was held at knifepoint (authorities say there was no knife present), and that the local police attempted to cover up the crime. As NBC noted:

During the video, an Infowars reporter republished statements that claimed the Chobani plant brought crime and tuberculosis since it opened the plant five years ago while also pointing out previous reports of its willingness to hire refugees in Twin Falls.

In one of the articles identified by Chobani as being fake news, Infowars claimed that “as the Turkish billionaire brings in foreign workers with tens of millions in taxpayer subsidies, Twin Falls, Idaho, has seen a 500 percent increase in tuberculosis and two high profile refugee rape cases in the last two months, including the gang rape of a 5-year-old girl.”

 In addition to $10,000 in damages (as well as attorney fees and punitive compensation), Chobani is demanding that Infowars retract its claims as incorrect. They are also accusing Infowars of violating the Idaho Consumer Protection Act.
 

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Depiddy Lawn Jockey Faces Criminal Investigation

Wonder if they will give the boy an orange cowboy hat to go with his new uniform?

Sheriff David Clarke, who is really the supervisor of the jail in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is in serious trouble. At least four deaths have occurred in his jails under questionable circumstances. There appears to be a pattern of prisoner abuse and brutality at the jail, including an incident where a pregnant prisoner was chained to a bed during childbirth. In a case resulting in a Federal Lawsuit, a woman was confined to solitary, without medical attention. She was 8 1/ months pregnant, was denied medical care, and her baby, born alive, died soon after.

Evidence has also come out that the Depiddy also tried to get the County Coroner to cover up the causes of the deaths.

DA Begins Official Inquest Before Considering Charges

Prosecutors say Milwaukee County Jail officers cut off an inmate’s water for seven consecutive days before the man died of dehydration.

Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Kurt Bentley told jurors at an inquest Monday that the inmate, Terrill Thomas, was mentally unstable and unable to ask for help before he died in his cell in April 2016.

The DA’s office is asking a jury for advice on whether there’s probable cause that a crime was committed in Thomas’ death. The medical examiner has already ruled Thomas died because of dehydration.

Testimony and documents at the inquest revealed Thomas was moved to a solitary disciplinary unit where his water was cut off after he used a mattress to flood his cell in another jail unit.

Separately, Thomas’ children have filed a federal civil suit, saying their father’s treatment by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and his staff amounts to torture.

Attorney Walter Stern represents three of Thomas’ children. As he left the courtroom Monday afternoon, Stern said it was an interesting day.

“There was a police report indicating that this man was asking for, or begging for water,” Stern said. “Put it all together and it looks like there was profound dehydration.”

Thomas’ death was one of four at the Milwaukee County Jail last year, but Clarke won’t be a witness in the inquest. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said don’t read anything into that.

“I don’t think anybody should draw any conclusions. This is really a fact-based investigation,and so, what you try to do is limit yourself to people who have direct knowledge of the incident itself,” Chisholm said.

The inquest may last all week. The prosecutor’s office will then decide whether to file charges.

Terrill Thomas

Terill Thomas, a mentally ill man was placed in solitary, and denied water for 7 days. He died of severe dehydration.

Kristina Fiebrink

Kristina Fiebrink died on August 28th after she was arrested and booked on August 24th. The lawsuit says “despite exhibiting signs and symptoms of acute heroin and alcohol intoxication, Fiebrink was never placed on preventative detoxification protocol, seen by a doctor, provided withdrawal medication or placed on a heightened observation level.”

Michael Madden

Michael Madden died on October 28th. The lawsuit says he was suffering from a heart condition which he had had since birth, as well as a heroin addiction. The lawsuit says he “received little to no health care while in the Justice Facility.” He suffered a seizure, rendering him unconscious, and passed away.

Shade Swayzer

Sade Swazer, a pregnant, mentally ill woman confined to solitary. No medical care was provided – her baby dies soon after birth in the cell.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2017 in Black Conservatives

 

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Yet Another Lawsuit for Faux News for Racist Discrimination

The hits just keep on coming…Pretty much what happens every single day when dealing with the white-wing,

Another Black Employee Sues Fox News for Racial Discrimination

A third employee has sued Fox News alleging racial discrimination. Monica Douglas, a payroll staffer and an African-American, said in the suit that the network’s longtime and recently fired comptroller Judith Slater repeatedly hurled racial slurs at her. The lawsuit alleges that Slater showed “an unwillingness to even be near black people,” and told Douglas that she should not complain to HR because “I am HR.” Slater was fired last month for what was described as “abhorrent behavior.” At the time, Fox said it took action to terminate Slater “within two weeks after this being brought to our attention.” But Douglas’ court filing pushes back on that assertion. She claims she first brought the alleged misconduct to the attention of the network’s general counsel, Dianne Brandi, in 2014.

 

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More Hits for Faux News for Sexual Harassment

Yet another lawsuit against Fox News for sexual harassment.The Bill Cosby of the Media world…Indeed.

Fox News contributor sues network, Ailes for gender discrimination

Julie Roginsky alleges that Fox News pressured her to defend Ailes, and retaliated when she refused.

170403_julie_roginsky_AP_1160.jpgFox News’ legal troubles are growing.

Contributor Julie Roginsky filed a gender discrimination lawsuit on Monday morning against the network, its former chairman Roger Ailes and its current co-president Bill Shine. The complaint, filed with the New York county clerk, accuses Ailes of sexual harassment and Shine of having “aided and abetted Ailes’ acts of retaliation and harassment.” (A copy of the full complaint is here.)

 Roginsky claims that in early 2015, Ailes offered her a regular spot on Fox News’ daily panel show “The Five” in exchange for having a sexual relationship with him and then attempted to sabotage her career when she refused. Roginsky also claims that Fox News executives retaliated against her when she refused to publicly defend Ailes last year.

In July 2016, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes. (Ailes has repeatedly denied all the allegations.) In response to the suit, Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox brought in the law firm Paul Weiss to conduct an investigation into Ailes’ behavior. Two weeks later, Ailes was forced out of Fox News, albeit with a $40 million severance package.

Roginsky claims in her lawsuit that Fox News executives pressured her and other employees to publicly defend Ailes and retaliated against her when she refused to do so. She also says that Fox News executives, including Shine, never told her about the Paul Weiss investigation.

Fox News did not respond to a request for comment, but Ailes’ attorney Susan Estrich told NPR’s David Folkenflik that Roginsky’s allegations are “total hogwash.”

“The idea that Mr. Ailes would pressure Ms. Roginsky or any other women to have sexual relations with him is total nonsense,” she said.

Since Ailes was forced out of the Fox News, 21st Century Fox has struck a number of multi-million dollar settlements with women who accused him and others at the network of harassment. Most notably, 21st Century Fox settled with Carlson for $20 million in September 2016. It also reportedly settled with Laurie Dhue and Juliet Huddy, who had accused host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, for more than $1 million each. It paid more than $2.5 million to settle with Tamara Holder, who accused Fox News Latino vice president Francisco Cortes of sexual harassment. None of the settlements included an acknowledgement of any wrongdoing.

But Fox News still faces multiple ongoing lawsuits. In August 2016, former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros sued the network, alleging that it created a culture of misogyny and sexual harassment. So far, she’s refused to settle. In March, two black employees sued Fox News for racial discrimination, alleging that their supervisor repeatedly made racist comments to them.

The company also faces the prospect of a federal investigation into its handling of sexual harassment complaints. Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York are reportedly looking into whether Fox News illegally spied on journalists and whether 21st Century Fox violated securities law by failing to disclose to its investors that it secretly paid millions of dollars to settle sexual harassment complaints. The Financial Times reported last week that former Fox News CFO Mark Kranz has been offered immunity in exchange for testifying against the company.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Faux News

 

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Another Chumph Lawn Jockey Goes Down

Just another jumped up Reverend money-pimp-daddy…Pastor Darrell Scott, living large on his congregation.

Guess he never got the check from Trump.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2017 in Black Conservatives

 

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Faux News Sued for Racial Harassment

Fox has been on the receiving (and losing) end of a number of lawsuits relative to sexual harassment. Hard to believe that that cesspool isn’t also a hotbed of racism.

As to “taking complaints seriously”…Go see the guy in HR, You will know his office by the confederate flag on the wall.

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Two black women hit Fox News with lawsuit claiming ‘top-down racial harassment’

Two black women filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Fox News for racial discrimination they experienced while working at the news network, the New York Times reports.

Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, who managed and coordinated the payroll department, accused Fox’s former comptroller, Judith Slater, of “top-down racial harassment.” Brown and Wright allege in their case that Slater made comments calling black men “women beaters” and about black people wanting to cause physical harm to white people.

The women filed the suit in State Supreme Court in the Bronx. Their lawyers, Douglas H. Wigdor and Jeanne Christensen, said, “We are confident that the good men and women of the Bronx will hold Fox accountable for what we believe to be its abhorrent racist conduct, reminiscent of the Jim Crow era.”

In a statement to Mediaite, Fox News said, “We take any complaint of this nature very seriously and took the appropriate action in investigating and firing Ms. Slater within two weeks of this being brought to our attention. There is no place for abhorrent behavior like this at Fox News.” Slater was fired on Feb. 28.

A Fox news spokesperson issued the following statement to Raw Story:

We take complaints of this nature very seriously and took prompt and effective remedial action before Ms. Brown and Ms. Wright sued in court and even before Ms. Wright complained through her lawyer. There is no place for inappropriate verbal remarks like this at Fox News. We are disappointed that this needless litigation has been filed.

The lawsuit was filed the same day host Bill O’Reilly made a racist and sexist comment about California Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair, calling it her “James Brown wig.”

This not the first time Fox News has faced a discrimination lawsuit in the last year. The network’s former CEO Roger Ailes was ousted in July, 2016 over a sexual harassment lawsuit. O’Reilly was accused of similar harassment.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2017 in The New Jim Crow

 

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Lawsuit – SC Police Shoot Unarmed Man 17 Times in the Back

Not sure if there has been any criminal prosecution for this, but there is a lawsuit. Hard to see how the murder victim was a threat when sht Cops shot him in the back.

South Carolina police shot unarmed black man 17 times in the back: lawsuit

The sister of a South Carolina man who was killed by police after a high-speed car chase claims in a lawsuit that three officers shot her unarmed brother 17 times in the back — as he lay on the ground.

Waltki Cermoun Williams “did not have a weapon” and was struck in total by 19 of the two dozen shots fired at him during the deadly confrontation on Dec. 10, according to a lawsuit filed in Sumter County.

“Sumter Police Department officers had the obligation and opportunity to refrain from utilizing inappropriate and unnecessary deadly force,” the lawsuit states. “However, the officers in question made the conscious decision to use inappropriate and unnecessary force.”

What happened to Williams, the suit goes on to state, “is so extreme and outrageous that it shocks the conscience.”

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Williams’ sister, Tomekia Kind, seeks unspecified damages.

Williams, 35, was black. The race of the officers who filed the fatal shots was not specified in the court papers and they have not been identified.

There was no immediate comment from the Sumter Police Department beyond a denial of the allegations laid out in the lawsuit.

“We haven’t even been served with the lawsuit yet,” spokeswoman Tonyia McGirt told NBC News.

But back when it happened Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark called it “a tragedy for everyone involved.”

“This incident shows the devastating, far-reaching effects of domestic violence,” he said in a statement.

Williams was no stranger to police. He was twice found guilty of stalking and also had several motor vehicle violations on his record. He had also been accused of trying to sell a stolen car and entering a bank “with intent to steal.” Both those charges were dismissed.

“I think his was a pretty good guy,” one of Kind’s lawyers, C. Carter Elliott, told NBC News. “He had some criminal background there but none of it was crazy.”

Elliott said the chain of events that ended with Williams’ death began with an argument with a girlfriend in a parking lot at the Sumter Mall.

“It ended with a ton of shots, a lot of them in his back,” Elliott said. “It doesn’t make sense to me. There’s two eyewitnesses that saw it. And we are pushing to get the (officers’ bodycam) video that recorded what happened.”

Police, in a news release, said they were responding to reports that “a female was afraid to go outside of the mall after an estranged boyfriend threatened to kill her and was seen outside pointing a firearm at her vehicle.”

The brief chase began when Williams crashed his SUV into a couple of cars.

“Williams got out the vehicle, a short foot chase followed,” the police statement read. “There was a brief struggle and then an exchange of gunfire, the details of which are under investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division.”

The SLED investigation is ongoing, Special Agent Thom Berry told NBC News. “We have not concluded our work on the matter,” he said.

The lawsuit lays out a different scenario — and there is no mention of any exchange of gunfire.

It says that after the crash, Williams escaped his vehicle by smashing through the back window. But he only managed to take about 10 steps before he was tackled by police.

“While on the ground the decedent did not have a weapon and he was not a threat in any way to the police officers on the scene,” the suit states. “One of the officers moved away from the decedent (while he was still laying on the ground and not moving) and at least three (3) Sumter Police officers made the conscious decision to utilize inappropriate and improper use of deadly force by firing their service weapons indiscriminately at least twenty-four (24) times directly at and into the decedent.”

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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