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White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched On Camera At DC Rally

January 22, 2017 bcic_admin 0

White nationalist Richard Spencer, the racist leader, was punched in the face by a protester during an on-camera interview following Donald Trump‘s inauguration on Friday, reports USA Today:

Video footage posted online shows Spencer, a leader of the alt-right movement, speaking near the corner of 14th and K Street around 2:30 p.m. when he is suddenly approached and punched twice.

Spencer said he was walking with two people from the “Stateless Media” who are doing a documentary on him and the alt-right when they happened upon a “serious demonstration” in Franklin Square. He said he was recognized, people started gathering around him and suddenly a masked man punched him. “But he didn’t really land it, and it didn’t really hurt,” he said.

He said he was then being interviewed when the man returned and sucker-punched him on the side of his head. Spencer said others moved in and protected him, but someone else got near and spat on him.

White nationalist Richard Spencer was punched during an interview near President Trump’s inauguration

— CNN (@CNN) January 21, 2017

According to USA Today, Spencer is now considering hiring a security team. He took to Twitter on Saturday to share that he has filed a police report.

Just filed a report (17-011813) with the District Police regarding the assault on me yesterday.

— Richard Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 22, 2017


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Must-See Highlights From The Women’s March On Washington

January 22, 2017 bcic_admin 0

The Women’s March on Washington had such an overwhelming turnout that some reports believed the procession would have to be canceled. After all, that’s what happened in Chicago.

But the crowd marched on.

“We are marching,” reads a statement released on Saturday afternoon. “We are marching straight ahead toward the Washington Monument to the ellipse of the White House.”

As predicted, thousands were in attendance, with an estimate of 500,000 march-goers being reported at 9:40 a.m. by AP News.

Among the thousands were Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, the Mothers of the Movement, and more — who all provided priceless moments to remember.

If you didn’t attend or weren’t able to tune in, here are some must-see highlights from the Women’s March on Washington.

Maxine Waters Sends A Bold Message To President Trump

Maxine Waters, U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district, is not here for President Trump.

“There’s nothing about him that I would want to be involved with,” she recently told MSNBC’s Tamron Hall. “I don’t honor him, I don’t respect him, and I don’t want to be involved with him.”

Her Women’s March on Washington speech was no less unabashed.

“Donald, in the final analysis, you better keep your hands off Planned Parenthood!” she said before the crowd of thousands. “While we are concerned, we’re rallying and we’re protesting, you don’t intimidate us!”

Watch the clip below.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a fiery message for the president at D.C.’s #WomensMarch:

— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 21, 2017

Angela Davis, Alicia Keys & More Share Powerful Words

Celebrities, activists and political figures all showed out for the event. Rally speakers included R&B singer Alicia Keys, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, renowned activist and …read more

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Demonstrators rally against Trump downtown

January 21, 2017 bcic_admin 0

Just hours after Donald Trump took the oath of office, hundreds of Bostonians gathered downtown to pledge to protect each others’ rights, no matter what happens in D.C. The event drew a broad coalition of activists from groups dedicated to protecting causes such as the rights of women, the homeless, members of the LGBTQ community, Muslims and people of color as well as the environment. Members came to march, and for many, pledge mutual support. …read more

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Teen Due In Las Vegas Court In Missouri State Player Slaying

January 20, 2017 bcic_admin 0

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of shooting and killing a Missouri State University football player during a fight involving their sisters in Las Vegas has been charged as an adult with murder.

Richard Allan Newsome Jr. stood in shackles and wasn’t asked during a brief court hearing Friday to enter a plea in the killing last weekend of 18-year-old Richard J. Nelson.


A judge scheduled a Feb. 6 preliminary hearing of evidence in the case.

Meanwhile, Newsome remains jailed without bail.

Defense attorney John Momot said outside court that Newsome plans to plead not guilty.

Newsome family members who attended the hearing declined to comment.

Nelson was a redshirt freshman last season at Missouri State University.

Witnesses told police Nelson tried to pull people away from his sister before he was shot.

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Woman Accused Of Taping Her Toddler Son To Wall Is Arrested

January 20, 2017 bcic_admin 0

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A young woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall so she could get some housework done and streaming it live on social media was arrested on Thursday.

Shayla Rudolph, 18, was arrested on an abduction charge, Reynoldsburg police said. Her son was taken into custody by Franklin County Children’s Services.

Police said they received a tip on Wednesday about a live Facebook stream of a woman taping her son to a wall and taping his mouth shut. They said their review of a copy of the stream showed Rudolph using clear packing tape to tape her son to the wall and tape his mouth.

It appeared the boy was restrained for about 15 minutes, they said.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Rudolph, who couldn’t be reached for comment.

Rudolph can be heard in the video telling her son he has “the best mommy in the whole wide world.” Her son can be heard trying to cry.

“Don’t make me put more tape up there,” she says. “Now sit still. You can see the TV from right there.”

Rudolph also can be heard apparently explaining that what she is doing allows housework to be done.

“You can’t clean without them running around tearing up? Tape to them to wall,” she says. “You can’t cook because they’re running around? Tape them to the wall.”

It’s unclear what day the video stream was posted on Facebook.

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NYPD Officer Set To Testify About Killing Of Unarmed Teen

January 20, 2017 bcic_admin 0

NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial.

Officer Richard Haste initially faced a criminal manslaughter charge in the 2012 death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham, which became another flashpoint for outrage over police use of deadly force against black men.

But the criminal case was dismissed because of a procedural error and a new grand jury declined to indict. Federal prosecutors also declined to bring charges, saying there was no evidence to refute Haste’s claim that he shot the teen because he mistakenly believed he was reaching for a gun.

The New York Police Department began public hearings before an administrative judge Monday to help determine whether Haste should be fired, or face some lesser punishment, for the killing. Haste’s lawyers said he will testify Friday.


The shooting stemmed from an investigation of drug dealing in Graham’s Bronx neighborhood.

A narcotics team had a neighborhood convenience store under surveillance. When Graham exited the shop with friends, investigators reported over their radios that they thought they saw a gun in the waistband of his pants.

Haste and his partner tailed Graham home and broke down the door of the apartment where he lived with his grandmother.

The teen ducked into a bathroom. Haste said he fired when Graham reached into his waistband.

No gun was found, but a bag of marijuana was floating in the toilet.

In opening statements at the disciplinary trial, New York Police Department lawyer Beth Douglas told the judge that Haste should be fired for not following department …read more

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What Did President Obama Do On His Last Day On The Job? Not Too Much.

January 20, 2017 bcic_admin 0

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a few final moves and a round of goodbyes, President Barack Obama quietly closed out his presidency on Thursday and prepared for life as a private citizen, as the country readied itself for President-elect Donald Trump.

Eight years after he started his presidency with a burst of activity and executive orders, Obama wound it down in low-key fashion. He didn’t appear publicly during the day, and he didn’t leave the White House, though he was to accompany Trump at midday Friday to the Capitol for his successor’s swearing-in.

As the last remaining White House staffers packed up their belongings and cleared out, the president and first lady Michelle Obama placed a farewell call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel — his last presidential call to a foreign leader. Merkel, Obama’s closest international partner, is the only one of his key European allies still in power as he leaves office, though she faces a difficult re-election in September.

Hanging over Obama’s departure is the reality that he’s being replaced by a successor who has vowed to upend much of what he accomplished. Obama implored Americans not to vote for Trump, warning he was dangerous and unfit, but Americans elected him anyway.

In a letter to supporters, Obama said that “when the arc of progress seems slow,” Americans should remember that they are empowered as citizens to influence the nation’s future for the better. He added: “We shall overcome.”

“All that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you,” Obama said. “You made me a better president, and you made me a better man.”

Only a skeleton staff remained in the West Wing, creating an eerily quiet feeling in the normally bustling corridors. Photos of Obama and his family that for years have lined the walls were taken down, with …read more

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Doc Gives Baldwin’s Voice New Life

January 19, 2017 bcic_admin 0

Director Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro documentary on legendary American writer James Baldwin will hit theaters on February 3.

Before he died of stomach cancer in 1987 at the age of 63, Baldwin was working on the book, “Remember This House,” a story about American race relations told through the lives and murders of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Am Not Your Negro attempts to complete the manuscript. It blends Baldwin’s interviews and lectures (such as his debate with William Buckley at Cambridge University, interview with Kenneth Clark, and more) with scenes and images from past and current civil rights struggles.

Actor Samuel Jackson serves as narrator, using Baldwin’s letters, lectures, and essays.

My point of view certainly is formed by my history, and it is probable that only a creature despised by history finds history a questionable matter. On the other hand, people who imagine their history flatters them (as it does, indeed, since they wrote it) are impaled on their history like a butterfly on a pin and become quite incapable of seeing or changing themselves, or the world.”

— James Baldwin


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Man Accused Of Killing Orlando Officer Yells ‘F**k You’ To Judge

January 19, 2017 bcic_admin 0

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A suspect in a police officer’s murder directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend.

He declared that many of the accusations against him are “made up” and complained that he was roughed up even though he didn’t resist arrest following an intense manhunt.

Markeith Loyd appeared with his eye bandaged and flanked by two police officers in an Orlando courtroom on charges including first-degree murder and unlawful killing of an unborn child in the December 13 death of Sade Dixon.

“They done took my eye, broke my nose, broke my jaw,” Loyd complained, swearing as he described crawling out to the road to be arrested. “I didn’t resist.”

Most suspects appear with a lawyer and remain silent while the judge reads the charges in these initial hearings. But Loyd said he planned to represent himself, and stridently disputed the charges.

Loyd, 41, also is accused of fatally shooting Orlando Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart while he was a fugitive from justice. He was arrested Tuesday night following a nine-day manhunt, and police said he resisted arrest and that force was used to bring him in. He was hospitalized until Wednesday night, then jailed.

Orange County Judge Jeanette Bigney ordered Loyd held without bond.

Loyd dismissed any notion of guilt in Dixon’s death. The judge cautioned him several times that the hearing wasn’t the forum for such an outburst, but he continued anyway.

The judge confirmed that Loyd was speaking under oath, and said “everything you say is being recorded, sir.”

“I’m not finished talking because y’all been making up s— the whole time,” Loyd responded.

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