Making Money Off Mikey: Two Charged With Felony Assault In Fight Over Mike Brown Commemorative T-Shirts In Ferguson
Punching for dollars.
FERGUSON • Two people face felony assault charges after a fight that broke out last October in a Ferguson parking lot over the sale of commemorative Michael Brown shirts.
Latonya R. Ewings, 35, of the 3500 block of Illinois Avenue in St. Louis, and Calvin Carter, 36, of the 2400 block of Petrova Avenue in Jennings, were each charged Tuesday with one count of second-degree assault.
Court documents say Tony Petty was helping Pearlie Gordon sell “Justice for Mike Brown” merchandise under a tent at Red’s BBQ, a restaurant at 9300 West Florissant Avenue, on Oct. 18. Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, 2014, prompting civil unrest here and nationwide.
Gordon is the mother of Michael Brown Sr.’s wife, Calvina. Gordon said at the time that she was selling the shirts with Petty and another man that afternoon when a group of about 20 to 30 people rushed them.
One of them was Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, who told Gordon she couldn’t sell the shirts. Gordon replied that McSpadden didn’t have a patent on the name and that she was going to keep selling the items.
Black Lives Matter Protester Charged With Assaulting Cop, Makes Up False Claim He Was Hit By Police Car
The video above is him yelling about being hit by a car.
Via Baltimore Sun:
Protests on the day of the first court hearing in the death of Freddie Gray were small and mostly peaceful, but they briefly turned heated when police arrested an activist at the Inner Harbor.
“Tell the truth and stop the lies, Freddie Gray didn’t have to die!” chanted a few dozen demonstrators who gathered outside the Baltimore courthouse Wednesday morning.
The lone arrest came around 9:15 a.m., after protesters marched to the Inner Harbor, where groups of uniformed officers were posted on street corners. Police said they arrested Darius Rosebrough, 21, after he attempted to stop the free flow of traffic and claimed falsely to be struck by a motorist. The charges include second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Rosebrough is a community activist and hip-hop artist better known by the name Kwame Rose.
Police said an officer suffered minor injuries while assisting with the arrest.
City and police leaders said they were pleased with how the demonstrations went.
“Today’s actions were peaceful, respectful, and an example of democracy in action,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said outside police headquarters late Wednesday afternoon. “And it shows people what Baltimore is really about.”
Here he is blocking traffic, having just hit his hand on the hood of a car that he claimed to have hit him. Police are trying to move him out of the way of traffic and he moves back on them.
Here are the police announcing that he is also being charged with making a false statement.
— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) September 2, 2015
Would that they all got arrested for making false statements. That would end the lies.
Report: Donald Trump Will Sign GOP Pledge To Not Run As Third Party Candidate If He Does Not Receive Party Nomination
We shall see.
A close associate tells POLITICO that Donald Trump plans to sign a loyalty pledge Thursday that would bind him to endorse the Republican nominee, and would preclude a third-party run. Trump made the stunning decision, which he has long resisted, to avoid complications in getting listed on primary ballots, and to take away an attack line in the next debate, the associate said.
Trump, who has led the GOP field in poll after poll, has long viewed the threat of a third-party candidacy as priceless leverage – and even used that word when he refused to take such a pledge in the first debate, on Aug. 6.
Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000!
Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State’s emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.
“Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box,” an insider reveals to Radar of the Presidential contender’s latest nightmare.
NOT THE ONION…
Via The Guardian:
Foreign secretary, in Tehran for reopening of British embassy, says countries have shared interest in tackling Isis and questions Iran’s true position on Israel
Britain will “tread carefully” as it rebuilds relations with Iran, but the countries need to work together to tackle problems like Islamic State, Philip Hammond has said.
The British foreign secretary – speaking from Tehran on Monday, following the reopening of Britain’s embassy in the city and ahead of a meeting with the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani – said that, although relations had been improving, the countries had a “difficult history”.
But it was better for them to engage with each other, and in time Iran could play “a more measured and more responsible” role in the Middle East, he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei Day After Obama Boasts He Secured Votes In Congress To Pass Iran Nuke Deal: U.S. “Epitome” Of “Arrogance”…
Just rubbing his face in it.
These line sums up the entire article:
That’s right. Rush Limbaugh thinks Michelle Obama is fat.
Need I say more?
Awesome! SC Gov. Nikki Haley Rips Black Lives Matter For Causing Fellow Blacks To “Live In Terror”….
Via Raw Story:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted the Black Lives Matter movement Wednesday for inflaming racial tensions that saw American cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, vandalized in the last year. Instead of rioting and screaming at police officers, activists should learn from the example set by black and white residents and officials in South Carolina, where an unarmed black man was killed by police and a hate-fueled shooting unfolded at a historically black church this year, said Haley in a sweeping speech on race and inequality at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“Black lives do matter, and they have been disgracefully jeopardized by the movement that has laid waste to Ferguson and Baltimore,” Haley said of the social justice group that has spread around the country in the last year. “Most of the people who now live in terror because local police are too intimidated to do their jobs are black.”
The provocative remarks came as the Republican governor’s national political profile has been on the rise. Haley became more prominent after her leadership on removing the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House after the racially motivated June 17 shooting at a Charleston church. Haley, the state’s first female and first minority chief executive and a potential vice presidential contender in 2016, is seen by many GOP officials as a draw for minorities who have voted in wide margins for Democrats in the last presidential election. But critics said a lack of diversity in her administration and her somewhat narrow view of racism betrays the idea that she is the new face of the Republican Party.
Reuters: Another 57 Classified Emails Found On Hillary’s Private Server Of Her Talking With Spy Chiefs, PMs…
If one of us did this we’d be making arrangements for bail… Hillary gets to run for president.
Clinton, front-runner to be the Democratic candidate in the November 2016 presidential election, has faced steady criticism from political opponents since it emerged in March that she used a private set-up rather than a government-issued state.gov email address.
Clinton has maintained she did nothing wrong. She says she sent no information via email that was classified at the time, and received no material marked that way.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining Clinton’s server to see whether information was mishandled. No evidence has emerged suggesting Clinton’s email practices harmed national security.
A review last month by Reuters of previously released Clinton emails found 30 email threads that the State Department has marked to show they include information shared in confidence by foreign government officials, from prime ministers to spy chiefs.
U.S. government regulations examined by Reuters say this sort of information, whether written or spoken, must be classified from the start, and handled through secure, government-controlled channels.
The Clinton-Mitchell correspondence is one of 57 email threads found by Reuters in the latest batch of emails released on Monday that the State Department has marked as including the same type of information.
In all the 87 email threads examined by Reuters, the State Department has blanked out the confidential information in the public copies, adding the classification code “1.4(B)”, denoting foreign government information.
UNREAL: Hollywood Lib Cher’s “Heart Breaks” As Much For Cops Murdered In Recent Killing Spree As The Thugs Who Killed Them…
“We Dial 911,What # Do They Dial?!”
72 College Historians Sign Letter Saying Jefferson Davis Statue In Capitol Is Offensive, Must Be Removed….
OMG! Feelings were hurt!
Via Campus Reform:
College and university historians in Kentucky say that a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the state’s Capitol rotunda promotes “miseducation,” even after the addition of a plaque explaining the statue’s historical context.
In a letter addressed to Democrat House Speaker Greg Stumbo and other members of the Kentucky Legislature, 72 historians representing 16 Kentucky colleges and universities expressed their “unambiguous opinion … [that] the statue offers a visceral and potent miseducation,” KY Forward reported Tuesday.
“The Davis statue conveys a powerful message,” the letter claims. “In the Rotunda, he is elevated in public space, on display as a beacon of Kentucky’s highest ideals.”
The statue of Davis is one of five such likenesses displayed in the Rotunda, alongside Davis’ Civil War counterpart Abraham Lincoln (who, like Davis, was born in the state), prominent 19th century politician Henry Clay, surgical pioneer Ephraim McDowell, and vice president Alben Barkley.
I’m sure the timing was just a coincidence.
Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa, Missouri and Montana received just over $1 million in federal grant funding Wednesday to help Obamacare customers sign up for coverage, even as Republicans in Congress battle to strip the women’s health provider of any federal funding at all amid raging controversy over its abortion practice.
The chapters were among 100 recipients of $67 million in so-called “navigator” grants doled out by the Obama administration Wednesday to nonprofits in 34 states that help people get covered under the Affordable Care Act.
Two thirds of the recipients had received grants in previous years, and a pair of the Planned Parenthood chapters — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa and Intermountain Planned Parenthood in Montana — also received funding in 2013 and 2014.
Via NY Post:
Controversial former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she’s pregnant.
Dolezal, 37, is in her second trimester and expects to have a boy, she told celebrity gossip site TMZ.
Dolezal, who went to great lengths to portray herself as African-American, resigned her post as president of the NAACP’s Spokane, Wash., chapter earlier this year after her white parents revealed her true background.
She declined to identify the dad of her expected child.
Dolezal has previously said she has two sons.
One is a 13-year-old she had with ex-husband Kevin Moore. The other is a 21-year-old African-American who grew up as her adopted brother — but later gained legal emancipation from their parents. Dolezal was appointed his guardian.
Earlier today, James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posted a public apology via Twitter following comments he made in a recent interview about actor Idris Elba. Talking to The Daily Mail on Aug. 29, Horowitz declared that Elba is “too street” to play Bond on the big screen. There was an almost instant outrage.
Horowitz’s comments were dismissed by livid Internet users and writers as racist, his use of “too street” a thinly veiled way of saying that Elba is simply too black to play the role. But Horowitz’s comments actually went far beyond race, demonstrating the way that sometimes stereotypes about black actors have everything to do with their blackness and how it relates to their perceived class.
When he said Elba was “too street” to be Bond, Horowitz wasn’t necessarily talking about race. After all, the author did offer his own dream casting for a black Bond: actor Adrian Lester, best known in the UK for his role as a suave conman on the television drama “Hustle.” Lester is a talented and capable actor but, more importantly in contrast to Elba, he’s posh, with a lilting, middle-class British accent.
Via Being Mommy:
A pregnant mother of two parked her car in the driveway and went to check the mailbox when she saw her car rolling straight towards her. Her two year old son, Flint, was inside the car; it’s believed he may have accidentally released the handbrake.
The back tire ran over Jennifer’s leg, trapping her under the car in the driveway. She suffered a broken thigh bone, broken ribs, and broken vertebrae in the upper spine.
As emergency crews worked for an hour to free Jennifer, Flint was handed to Constable Ben Timpson. The officer and father of three tapped into his parental instincts. He immediately sat down on the floor with Flint, doing anything he could to take his mind off of the traumatic scene. He pointed out the fire truck and the ambulance, and when Timpson began playing with Flint, the little boy began to smile and play along. Someone snapped a powerful photo that went viral, showing the officer working hard to keep Flint entertained among the chaos.
Even as Jennifer lay trapped under her car, she felt a sense of relief when she looked over and saw Flint safe and happy. Knowing that Timpson was taking such good care of her boy was reassuring to the terrified mom.
Constable Timpson and Flint were reunited in the hospital where Jennifer continues to recover. Miraculously, daily scans have confirmed the baby inside her belly was unharmed. “They’re just doing the job they’re employed to, but they’ve done it with a lot of heart for both me and my son,” Jennifer said.
This was Timpson playing with Flint at the accident:
Such a sweet man. The school is supporting his ‘right to free speech’.
Citing free speech, Amherst College is defending the right of an anti-police researcher to issue death threats to an upstate New York candidate for City Council.
Last week, Ben Brucato, who is listed on the faculty page for his work in Amherst’ Center for Humanistic Inquiry as a postdoctoral fellow, unleashed a slew of caustic comments about police on his social media account.
Brucato responded to an incident in Troy, New York, in which a carjacker opened fire and severely wounded two police officers before being shot and killed himself. The Amherst researcher started publicizing false information about the shooting, complained that officers who rushed to the scene had run stop signs, and insinuated that a black mayoral candidate who supported the white officers had performed oral sex on them.
By the time the VA got around to it, they’d been dead for years.
(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.
The VA’s inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency’s system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past.
In a response to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ request to investigate a whistleblower’s allegations of mismanagement at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center, the inspector general also found VA staffers incorrectly marked unprocessed applications and may have deleted 10,000 or more records in the last five years.
In one case, a veteran who applied for VA care in 1998 was placed in “pending” status for 14 years. Another veteran who passed away in 1988 was found to have an unprocessed record lingering in 2014, the investigation found.
Here’s the NBC report:
Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse Wednesday morning, holding yellow signs with slogans including, “Stop racism now” and “Indict, convict, jail.” One banner said “Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.”
Prior to the hearing beginning Wednesday, about 50 protesters gathered outside the Baltimore Circuit Court and were taking turns with the megaphone. They were carrying yellow signs with slogans including, “Stop racism now” and “Indict, convict, jail.” A banner said “Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.”
Both stories stem from an AP report, but both also published the pictures clearly showing the incorrect spelling.
It takes a ghetto to raise a thug.
Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.”
Sheriff Clarke made his remarks during an interview with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on Monday, who launched the discussion by talking about the execution-style killing of a deputy sheriff in Texas last Friday; the suspected killer, a 30-year-old black male, was arrested and charged with “capital murder” in that crime on Saturday.
When asked for his reaction, Sheriff Clarke said the headline should be “Black Man Shoots White Defenseless Police Officer” because, he continued, “I get sick and tired when it’s the other way around, when an officer defends his life, they always point out that it’s a white officer shooting an unarmed black suspect.”
“Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.”
“But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now have to counter this slime, this filth coming out of these cop-haters.”
HT: Doug Ross