Thanks, Trump: KKK Planning Victory Rally In North Carolina

November 12, 2016 bcic_admin 0

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Racism and bigotry is at an all time high these days–it’s difficult to tell if we’re living in 2016 or 1966.

One of the most popular White supremacy groups is even making a major comeback this year following Donald Trump‘s victory in the presidential election. According to reports, the Ku Klux Klan is planning a victory march in North Carolina to celebrate Trump’s presidential success.

Ku Klux Klan ‘to celebrate victory of Donald Trump with parade’ – live https://t.co/gGH36XtBUe pic.twitter.com/ptm8gbEzxE

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 11, 2016

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan organized the parade, which is set to take place on December 3 in Pelham, a city at the North Carolina and Virginia border. The White nationalist group announced their “Klavalkade Klan” parade on their website alongside a photo of Trump, with the announcement reading, “Trump = Trump’s race united my people.”

The news of the parade comes as no surprise, since Trump’s campaign received a strong endorsement from the KKK’s newspaper The Crusader. The Victory Klavalkade Klan parade will take place on December 3rd in North Carolina.

Hide your kids, hide your wives.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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College Football Player Seriously Injured After Girlfriend Dumps Boiling Water On Him

November 11, 2016 bcic_admin 0

FIU tight end Jonnu Smith is out for the season after his girlfriend reportedly poured boiling water on him.https://t.co/ttyYujw9H3 pic.twitter.com/sOJFqTqPQr

— ESPN (@espn) November 10, 2016

Pregnancy hormones are known to make any woman flip out from time to time, but Jonnu Smith‘s girlfriend took her irritability to the next level.

On Halloween, Mary Gaspar, who is five months pregnant with Smith’s child, dumped a pot of boiling water on Smith in his dorm room. According to the police report, Gaspar and Smith had been arguing throughout the day about the attention that Smith was paying to her and their relationship. She said she was “feeling extremely emotional and stressed” when she decided to boil a pot of water in Smith’s dorm room and then pour it on him.

The popular athlete suffered severe burns to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. He will not play a game for his team for the remainder of this season. However,early 2017 NFL Draft projections has Smith as a late round draft pick or coveted undrafted free agent.

Gaspar was charged with aggravated battery and has since been released on a pre-trial release order.

Source: Miami Herald | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter

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College Football Player Seriously Injured After Girlfriend Dumps Boiling Water On Him

November 11, 2016 bcic_admin 0

FIU tight end Jonnu Smith is out for the season after his girlfriend reportedly poured boiling water on him.https://t.co/ttyYujw9H3 pic.twitter.com/sOJFqTqPQr

— ESPN (@espn) November 10, 2016

Pregnancy hormones are known to make any woman flip out from time to time, but Jonnu Smith‘s girlfriend took her irritability to the next level.

On Halloween, Mary Gaspar, who is five months pregnant with Smith’s child, dumped a pot of boiling water on Smith in his dorm room. According to the police report, Gaspar and Smith had been arguing throughout the day about the attention that Smith was paying to her and their relationship. She said she was “feeling extremely emotional and stressed” when she decided to boil a pot of water in Smith’s dorm room and then pour it on him.

The popular athlete suffered severe burns to his head, neck, back, shoulder and arm. He will not play a game for his team for the remainder of this season. However,early 2017 NFL Draft projections has Smith as a late round draft pick or coveted undrafted free agent.

Gaspar was charged with aggravated battery and has since been released on a pre-trial release order.

Source: Miami Herald | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter

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Jury Deliberating In Ohio Police Shooting Trial

November 10, 2016 bcic_admin 0

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a white former police officer charged with murder following the shooting of an unarmed black man in a traffic stop (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

Deliberations have resumed in the murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio last year.

Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jurors Wednesday night after they deliberated for more than four hours.

Prosecutors want them to conclude that now-fired University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing “purposely” killed Sam DuBose. Jurors also have the option of convicting him of voluntary manslaughter, meaning he killed DuBose in a fit of rage or sudden passion after being provoked.

Tensing testified that he feared he was going to be killed as DuBose tried to drive away.

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12:30 a.m.

Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio last year.

Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jurors Wednesday night, telling them that they would resume deliberating Thursday morning.

Prosecutors want them to conclude that now-fired University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing “purposely” killed Sam DuBose. Jurors also have the option of convicting him of voluntary manslaughter, meaning he killed DuBose in a fit of rage or sudden passion after being provoked.

Tensing testified that he feared he was going to be killed as DuBose tried to drive away.

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Jury Deliberating In Ohio Police Shooting Trial

November 10, 2016 bcic_admin 0

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a white former police officer charged with murder following the shooting of an unarmed black man in a traffic stop (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

Deliberations have resumed in the murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio last year.

Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jurors Wednesday night after they deliberated for more than four hours.

Prosecutors want them to conclude that now-fired University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing “purposely” killed Sam DuBose. Jurors also have the option of convicting him of voluntary manslaughter, meaning he killed DuBose in a fit of rage or sudden passion after being provoked.

Tensing testified that he feared he was going to be killed as DuBose tried to drive away.

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12:30 a.m.

Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the murder trial of a white former police officer who said he feared for his life before fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio last year.

Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jurors Wednesday night, telling them that they would resume deliberating Thursday morning.

Prosecutors want them to conclude that now-fired University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing “purposely” killed Sam DuBose. Jurors also have the option of convicting him of voluntary manslaughter, meaning he killed DuBose in a fit of rage or sudden passion after being provoked.

Tensing testified that he feared he was going to be killed as DuBose tried to drive away.

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Georgia Brothers Get 20-Year Sentences For Vicious Attack On Parents

November 9, 2016 bcic_admin 0

Brothers Christopher and Cameron Ervin pleaded guilty Monday in a Georgia courtroom of attempting to kill their parents and blow up their house, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

They owned up to all 13 charges against them, which included kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Christopher and Cameron Ervin enter pleas in violent attack on parents. Sentenced to 20 years in prison with 30 on probation.@wsbradio pic.twitter.com/jsTmboUk2C

— Sandra Parrish (@WSBParrish) November 7, 2016

The judge issued sentences of 20 years in prison, followed by 30 years of probation. It was a compromise between the harsher sentences that the prosecutor sought and the more lenient punishment requested by their parents.

The prosecutor alleged that in Sept. 2015, Christopher, then 22, and Cameron, then 17, drugged their parents by putting Xanax in their cocktails. Yvonne and Zachary Ervin awoke to their sons beating and stabbing them. They had also cut a gas line with plans to blow up the house. Yvonne, however, called 911 and the police arrived in time.

Atlanta brothers Christopher and Cameron Ervin accused of trying to kill Gwinnett County parents http://t.co/eOzNuZFe7i #news

— Follow @JodyField (@JodyField) September 6, 2015

At the hearing, Christopher and Cameron expressed remorse and blamed their actions on drug and alcohol addictions. Their parents spoke on their behalf, underscoring their sons’ battle with substance abuse and depression. They described Christopher and Cameron as “redeemable.”

“These are not the sons we raised,” the mother said. “My sons would not do something like this.”

Their father said he “saw Satan” on the night of the attack.

He added: “I knew shortly after that that what had happened to us wasn’t my sons. And that’s why I’ve been able to stand with them to be advocates for them.”

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Hillary Clinton Tells Supporters To Greet Trump With ‘Open Mind’

November 9, 2016 bcic_admin 0

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton told supporters Wednesday that they owed Donald Trump “an open mind and a chance to lead,” urging acceptance of the celebrity businessman’s stunning win after a campaign that appeared poised until Election Day to make her the first woman elected U.S. president.

Addressing stricken staff and voters at a New York City hotel, Clinton said she had offered to work with Trump on behalf of a country that she acknowledged was “more deeply divided than we thought.”

Her voice vibrated with emotion at times, especially as she acknowledged that she had not “shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling.”

Flanked by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky, Clinton then made a direct plea to “all the little girls” watching: “Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every opportunity in the world and chance to pursue your dreams.”

The speech followed a dramatic election night in which Trump captured battleground states like Florida, North Carolina and Ohio and demolished a longstanding “blue wall” of states in the Upper Midwest that had backed every Democratic presidential candidate since Clinton’s husband won the presidency in 1992.

Democrats — starting with Clinton’s campaign staff and the White House — were left wondering how they had misread their country so completely. Mournful Clinton backers gathered outside the hotel Wednesday.

“I was devastated. Shocked. Still am,” said Shirley Ritenour, 64, a musician from Brooklyn. “When I came in on the subway this morning there were a lot of people crying. A lot of people are very upset.”

The results were startling to Clinton and her aides, who had ended their campaign with a whirlwind tour of battleground states and had projected optimism that she would maintain the diverse coalition assembled by President Barack Obama in the past two …read more

High Times: California and Massachusetts Approve Marijuana Laws

November 9, 2016 bcic_admin 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California and Massachusetts voters approved measures allowing recreational marijuana Tuesday, handing the legalization movement a huge victory in the nation’s most populous state and giving it a toehold in the densely populated Northeast.

Voters in seven other states also considered proposals to expand legal access to the drug, which is still forbidden by the federal government.

A preliminary exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research showed the proposal passed handily in California.

California’s vote makes the use and sale of recreational cannabis legal along the entire West Coast and gives legalization advocates powerful momentum. Massachusetts is the first state east of the Mississippi to allow recreational use.

The victories could spark similar efforts in other states and put pressure on federal authorities to ease longstanding rules that classify marijuana as a dangerously addictive drug with no medical benefits.

“I’m thrilled,” said Northern California marijuana grower Nikki Lastreto. “I’m so excited that California can now move forward.”

California was the first state to approve medical marijuana two decades ago. It was among five states weighing whether to permit pot for adults for recreational purposes. The other states were Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.

Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approved medical marijuana measures. Montana voted on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.

In general, the proposals for recreational pot would treat cannabis similar to alcohol. Consumption would be limited to people 21 or older and forbidden in most public spaces. Pot would be highly regulated and heavily taxed, and some states would let people grow their own.

State-by-state polls showed most of the measures with a good chance of prevailing. But staunch opponents that included law enforcement groups and anti-drug crusaders urged the public to reject any changes. They complained that legalization would endanger children and open …read more

Hill Harper, National Lawyers Committee Say 866-Our-Vote Is The Answer To Issues At The Polls

November 8, 2016 bcic_admin 0

1-866-Our-Vote is the hotline that will track voting irregularities in real-time. Both Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Hill Harper, the organization’s national spokesperson talk to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about what to do if you experience any voting issues at the polls.

What happens if you go to vote and your name isn’t on the roll?

“Go to the poll worker in charge. Raise the issue. if they don’t help, call 866-OUR-VOTE. We’re based in Washington, DC, this is the hub. We have 4500 legal volunteers. We get on the phone with local election officials. We roll up our sleeves and do the hard work. We will go to court if necessary.”

Where are the problem areas?

“We never know what’s gong to happen, but these states that are in play…we can see problems anywhere. It can happen as early as in the parking lot with someone saying you can’t park there.”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview.

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A St. Louis Mother Wants Answers After Photo Surfaces Of Officer Posing With Her Dead Son

November 7, 2016 bcic_admin 0

St. Louis area officer gleefully poses and gives a thumbs up next to a Black man they claim died of a drug overdosehttps://t.co/BtLihOUYjW pic.twitter.com/DXTlQgnTre

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 5, 2016

A St. Louis mother is demanding answers after a photo surfaced that shows a white police officer posing with her dead son.

According to FOX 59 News, in August, Kim Staton’s son, 28-year-old Omar Rahman, was found dead from an accidental drug overdose. Staton says she hasn’t heard much from the authorities about her son’s death and was devestated when KMOV News released a leaked photo showing a North County Cooperative officer at the scene wearing gloves, holding onto her dead son’s arm giving a thumbs up.

Staton stresses that there is no reasonable explanation as to why any officer would do something like that outside of being cruel and unprofessional.

[When] they come to a call, they’re supposed to be there to help and protect, not doing what he was doing with thumbs up and a smirk on his face,” she exclaimed.

Staton’s attorney, Antonio Romanucci, echoes her sentiments.

It’s hideous. The implications of this photograph are just astronomical,” said Romanucci. “I have seen thousands and thousands of forensic photographs, I have never seen a staged photograph of an officer next to a deceased body.”

Romanucci is urging that there to be a complete investigation that is done by an agency other than the Co-op.

Who was there that allowed this to go on? Was there any sergeant involved? Those are the questions that need to be asked and that’s what needs to be found here,” Romanucci said.

Meanwhile, the police told Stanton that they lost all of the pictures from that night since their police camera has gone missing.

(How convenient.)

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