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Re: Kmart back-to-school ads generate backlash

sunnubian ·
I see nothing wrong with these commercials. I have seen them and they actually are positive, in that they actually show kids excited about going back to school, and the commercial hits on financial prudence. SOME people are complaining because the Black children are "rapping" or "wearing a hoodie", blah, blah, blah, as if damn near every child in America is not rapping, or listening to rap music, etc., other people are reading {the manufactured] racist stereotypes of "Black kids in hoodies",...
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Re: Kmart back-to-school ads generate backlash

nuggyt ·
Muthafukkas need to get something constuctive to do and stop bitchin' so much all the time.
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Kmart back-to-school ads generate backlash

sunnubian ·
Kmart back-to-school ads generate backlash by Carrie Healey | August 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM Comments 73 Print Related Posts Nicki Minaj inks fashion deal with Kmart Black alumna sues high school over 'Wednesday Wigger Day' 'Angel' donates $20,000 to Kmart lay-away shoppers 3 white NY high school students in blackface re-enact Chris Brown-Rihanna beating Eddie Long's New Birth to reopen its academy with Aurora Day School A new Kmart back-to-school commercial has been creating backlash for the...
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Re: GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room

EbonyRose ·
Want black votes, GOP? Listen to black voters By Roland S. Martin, CNN Contributor updated 1:45 PM EST, Wed January 23, 2013 Roland Martin Editor's note: Roland Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of "The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House." He is a commentator for the TV One cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, "Washington Watch with Roland Martin." (CNN) -- For more than a year I've tried to get Republican National Committee...
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Re: GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room

EbonyRose ·
I was going to give the Roland Martin story it's own post .... but, obviously, it fits right in with THIS story pretty well, doesn't it!! From the one that Sunnubian posted, though .... I think this is probably the most important piece of information in the whole article: Black folks should be keenly aware of the fact that the GOP has no intention of "courting" Black votes from this point on!! They haven't in the past ... and they're not about to start now. Both Democrats and Republicans are...
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Re: GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room

sunnubian ·
"Listen to Black voters"? Hell, no! Black voters shouldn't give a damn about voting republican until they rid their party of America's most vile racists, hatemongers, sexists and religious fanatics, and stop using the Ku Klux Klan playbook as their political strategy.
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Eric Holder recovering after trip to hospital for faintness

sunnubian ·
Eric Holder recovering after trip to hospital for faintness by Associated Press | February 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM Comments 0 Related Posts TheGrio’s 100: Eric Holder, law enforcer in-chief Obama: Full confidence in Holder despite GOP accusations Eric Holder calls voter ID a modern ‘poll tax’ at NAACP convention Eric Holder determined to remain in office Holder answers critics on gun-smuggling issue WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has been discharged from a Washington hospital,...
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GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room

sunnubian ·
GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room Opinion by Joy-Ann Reid | January 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., walks from the House floor as he manages the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act which he sponsored, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Of all the locations to hold a retreat in all of the world, they had to choose this one. Republican Party leaders, fresh from an electoral...
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GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room

sunnubian ·
GOP to discuss minority outreach at ‘Burwell Plantation’ room Opinion by Joy-Ann Reid | January 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., walks from the House floor as he manages the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act which he sponsored, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Of all the locations to hold a retreat in all of the world, they had to choose this one. Republican Party leaders, fresh from an electoral...
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107-year-old vet: Key to living is ‘staying out of trouble’

sunnubian ·
107-year-old vet: Key to living is ‘staying out of trouble’ by Carrie Healey | November 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments 1 Richard Overton was honored with a standing ovation and a box of cigars Thursday for being America’s oldest veteran. The Texas native served in World War II and said the key to living longer is “staying out of trouble.” The 107-year-old told Fox News earlier this year that he doesn’t take any medicine and smokes up to 12 cigars a day. “I also stay busy around the yards, I...
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Re: Jaylen Bledsoe, building a tech empire before the age of 18

Kocolicious ·
I heard about him a while back. Excellent. There is also this young brotha about 13 years old in Africa who is considered a genius in Africa. He has designed a company while being a DJ a local radio station. My point? When children are exposed very early to brillance....the sky's the limit to how they respond. That's why I keep suggesting to parents to try to allow their children to learn a different language between the ages of 6 and 10. It easier for them to adapt to the various dialect in...
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Jaylen Bledsoe, building a tech empire before the age of 18

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theGrio’s 100: Jaylen Bledsoe, building a tech empire before the age of 18 by theGrio | February 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM Jaylen Bledsoe (Photo courtesy of Fox 2) Who is Jaylen Bledsoe? Jaylen Bledsoe is the CEO of a very successful tech company that’s valued at 3.5 million. He’s also only 15 years old. Why is Jaylen Bledsoe in theGrio’s 100? While others were playing sports or video games, Bledsoe had his nose in books and more importantly the computer screen. He founded his Missouri based IT...
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Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

sunnubian ·
Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack The daughter of Eric Garner suffered first attack after giving birth to son By Associated Press - December 25, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) — The oldest daughter of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold has been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Family members tell the Daily News that 27-year-old Erica Garner went into cardiac arrest Saturday night. The...
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Model protests Dolce & Gabbana’s Trump support while walking the runway

sunnubian ·
Model protests Dolce & Gabbana’s Trump support while walking the runway by thegrio | June 21, 2017 at 9:44 PM Filed in: Entertainment , News 660 0 0 (Raury/GQ) Atlanta musician Raury didn’t know about Dolce & Gabbana’s ties to Donald Trump or their “boycott” campaign that makes fun of people who protest or who disagree with their politics until he was already in Milan, the day before he was supposed to walk the runway for them. “Me, as a young man from Stone Mountain, Georgia, the...
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Missing Child Alert: Family intensifies search for missing autistic boy after false report of discovery

sunnubian ·
Family intensifies search for missing autistic boy after false report of discovery by Brynn Gingras, NBC New York | October 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments 0 Share on email Print View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com . Related Posts SC boy's remains buried in concrete in trash bin Neighbor tells of role in discovery of missing women Missing boy with autism found in Glenview Cops locate missing child in San Diego Missing boy found sleeping on school bus NBC New York – The family of a missing...
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Funeral planned for Conn. slave who died in 1798

sunnubian ·
Funeral planned for Conn. slave who died in 1798 by John Christoffersen, Associated Press | September 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM Comments 12 Share on email Print <noscript>lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/fortuneslavecasket.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="Fortuneamp;#039;s remains will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda in Hartford on Thursday before being taken by state police escort to Waterbury for a memorial service...
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Surgeon who once saved MLK’s life dies in NY at 95

sunnubian ·
Surgeon who once saved MLK’s life dies in NY at 95 by David B. Caruso, Associated Press | January 6, 2014 at 10:51 AM Comments 2 This Sept. 28, 2012 photo provided by NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. shows John W.V. Cordice at the Harlem Hospital Center in New York, where he had been an attending surgeon and chief of thoracic surgery. Cordice, the surgeon who was part of the medical team that saved Martin Luther King Jr. from a nearly fatal stab wound in 1958 has died at the age of 95.
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Tracy Martin to speak at 1st-ever meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys

sunnubian ·
Tracy Martin to speak at 1st-ever meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys by Lilly Workneh | July 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM Comments 1 Share on email Print <noscript>lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/tracy-martin-testifies-16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="The father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in...
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‘Trayvon Martin Day’ at Pittsburgh high school cancelled

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News ‘Trayvon Martin Day’ at Pittsburgh high school cancelled by Carrie Healey | October 9, 2013 at 2:37 PM Comments 8 Share on email Print <noscript>lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/trayvon-martin-hoodie-16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="Trayvon Martin" /gt;</noscript> Trayvon Martin Related Posts Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High holds observance ceremony for Trayvon Martin (SLIDESHOW) Trayvon's mother:...
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Why Is America All of a Sudden Giving a Damn About Ugandans/African?

sunnubian ·
President Obama orders increase in special forces to hunt Joseph Kony by Associated Press | March 24, 2014 at 8:44 AM Comments 16 Print In this Sunday, April 29, 2012 file photo, troops from the Central African Republic stand guard at a building used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces, in Obo, Central African Republic, where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The...
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Research says St. Louis residents affected by secret military experiments

sunnubian ·
Research says St. Louis residents affected by secret military experiments by Ugonna Okpalaoka | October 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM “Meteorological Station on roof of Clinton School” (Source: University of Missouri-Columbia) 1 of 5 Claims have surfaced that during the 1950s and the 1960s the United States military conducted secret experiments on St. Louis residents, which may have exposed them to radioactive compounds, KSDK reported . Professor Lisa Martino-Taylor, a sociologist at St. Louis...
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Benjamin Todd Jealous announced Monday that he has decided to resign from his position as the president of the NAACP.

sunnubian ·
NAACP’s Ben Jealous wants to ‘spend more time at home’ by Lilly Workneh | September 9, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments 0 Share on email Print <noscript>lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/benjealous_wife_16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous (L) and wife Lisa Epperson Jealous arrive at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)" /gt;</noscript> NAACP...
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15-year-old already a Morehouse man

sunnubian ·
by Deron Dalton | June 8, 2011 at 4:05 PM <noscript>lt;img width="488" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/15-morehouse.jpg?w=488" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="15-MOREHOUSE.jpg" /gt;</noscript> Related Posts Zimbabwean-born businessman commits $6.4 million to send African students to Morehouse College Genarlow Wilson, once a convicted felon, now a Morehouse scholar Morehouse College athletes charged with raping Spelman student How Cain sat...
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Are Howard University’s problems the tip of the iceberg for HBCUs?

sunnubian ·
Are Howard University’s problems the tip of the iceberg for HBCUs? by Donovan X. Ramsey | February 11, 2014 at 3:01 PM Comments 7 Print Related Posts Obama White House awards HBCUs, but how will the money be managed? Why bad-mouthing HBCUs shows little class America needs more college grads: How HBCUs can help HBCUs: Still relevant in the 'post-racial' era? HBCUs are still vital to American education A recent article in the New York Times took a tough look into the inner workings of Howard...
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

sunnubian ·
Eric Garner's mother is turned away from funeral for his daughter who died aged just 27 after campaigning against police brutality in the wake of his death Erica Garner died a week after massive Christmas Eve heart attack Became campaigner after father Eric died following police officer's chokehold Her mother Gwen Carr not allowed to attend the funeral, blaming family feud There was altercation outside the church in Harlem as result of her being barred By TARIQ TAHIR FOR MAILONLINE...
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Norland ·
Mrs. Gwen Carr, my heart and condolences go to you. Being the grandmother to a dead grand daughter and not being able to attend the funeral due to family animosity is hard to fathom. Time heals wounds, but forgiveness over something like this, is going to be hard to find. My love to you and may God be with you. I'm sad reading this; I'm a grandmother and a great. Had someone done this to me, I'd be on the front page of some newspaper or another and incarcerated in a Gorilla Cage. You'll be...
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Kocolicious ·
I didn't know she died of a heart attack!!! She was soooooooo young! The stress....I mean I can tell ya about stress. Folks gotta be careful when fighting a cause cuz it can take a toll on your body....and mind. She seemed to be under a lot of pressure. And causes are important but you can't forget to take care of yourself! I did. And it took me a while to get back on track. My heart goes out to her family! What a loss.
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Kocolicious ·
Hi everyone! W/b back tomorrow. Currently at the library. Gotta get out of here before the kids get here. The flu is awful in Cali. So I try to take away. So will return tomorrow. Hope all is well with everybody. Hey sista Norland! Miss you girl and you too sista Sunnubian!
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Norland ·
Miss you too!!!!! Smooches!!!!!
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

sunnubian ·
Yeah, I missed seeing your comments. I've been busy too with Several projects I have going right now and being my daughter's defacto 'personal assistant' for her (too many) businesses.
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Kocolicious ·
Smooches to you sista Norland!!! Will be back soon!!!
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Kocolicious ·
I hear ya my sista. I am going in a new business too and that's taking ALL my time including school. So I will probably be able to talk at yall more next week. this guy just SNEEZE behind me. I'm at the library. Going to get my ass out of here. The only thing I'm scared of? The flu!!!! So I'm gone. I have another appointment but I promise I will back on either Saturday or Monday. I have a lot to sat about that nasty ass Trump. And then he had the gall...the focking NERVE to announced MLK...
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

sunnubian ·
I believe Trump is pissing at least 3/4 of the population off [right here in America and throughout the entire planet]. I know what you mean about that flu. Too many people are actually dying from the flu and they are just now meantioning that flu shots are only about 10% effect, which is about as effective as your superstitious relatives beliefs or about as effective as saying, "booga, booga" to the flu to make it go away. Damn. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! Clean out...
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Kocolicious ·
Yes I've been washing my hands like crazy. And these young people? They be coughing with their mouths wide open. I'm always taking echinecea-which is a herb to build the immune system. And drinking plenty of orange juice. Don't trust the flu shot cuz it's making more people sick cuz it is not the strain that's going around. White doctors think they KNOW everything. Pleaseeeee. I'm also eating homemade chicken soup EVERY week...at least two times a week. Before I go...class is in a minute but...
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Re: Erica Garner in critical condition after suffering heart attack

Kocolicious ·
Wow! I didn't know there was rift between the families. Not surprised. Folks usually cause a mess during funeral. This is typical. Wonder did Eric's mother do the same during his funeral. Sound like tit for tat. The wrong time to show who you are. I feel for the family as a whole. Any death is never easy, especially unexpected death. May Erica rest in peace. I feel for her new baby. To be without the mother......is horrible. The family should find a way to resolve their dispute especially...
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Re: Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

RadioRaheem ·
First, my heart goes out to the families of the victims. From my first review of the story, most of the dead are 50+ years of age and probably just ending their careers. I wonder if the NRA, trigger happy clown are going to speak out against machine gun purchasing and usage at this time.
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Re: Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: First, my heart goes out to the families of the victims. From my first review of the story, most of the dead are 50+ years of age and probably just ending their careers. I wonder if the NRA, trigger happy clown are going to speak out against machine gun purchasing and usage at this time. They will remain silent, much like how they never once squawked, "If Trayvon Martin would have had gun . . . " The NRA is just like the republican party, it has been...
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Re: Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

Xeon ·
What difference does the color of a mass murderer make? Why should that be important? Such significance is just as mindless and pathetic as the act (killing of innocent people) itself. E'nuff said....
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Re: Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

Yemaya ·
It goes to substantiate the pathology of certain people and cultures. That's the significance of the 'color' as it is described in America. Any culture that can not only tolerate sadism, but promote it under the banner of nationalism and manifest destiny is SICK.
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‘Canada’s Black Guy’ has a message for black Americans

sunnubian ·
‘Canada’s Black Guy’ has a message for black Americans by thegrio | May 1, 2016 at 2:11 PM Filed in: Living , Travel and Leisure 340 0 0 0 (Youtube Brian Calvert) It looks like Canada’s ready for us. This video below is meant to be a joke of course. Right? Wait it *is* a joke, right? RELATED: 5 places black people can move if Donald Trump wins the presidency Either way it definitely gets the wheels turning. Just to be safe, we did some Googling for you: 1 – Healthcare is free. Just free. 2 –...
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Diddy giving back to the tune of $250,000!!!

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[NOW, I WILL BUY ONE OR MORE OF HIS PRODUCTS] TheGrio Who says hip-hop isn't good for the community? >> http://on.thegrio.com/18Peve0 Please SHARE this heartwarming story of Diddy giving back to the tune of $250,000!!! <form action="/ajax/ufi/modify.php" class="commentable_item hidden_add_comment collapsed_comments" id="u_jsonp_3_1q" method="post"> <input name="clp" type="hidden"...
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Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges

sunnubian ·
Portrait of alleged killer in DC rampage emerges Read More | Leave Comment How common are African-American mass shooters? by theGrio | September 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM Comments 2 Print In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by...
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Re: ‘Canada’s Black Guy’ has a message for black Americans

GoodMan ·
I would move to Canada if Toronto wasn't expensive as hell. There's really no benefit to being an American. But then USA got amazing free speech laws and Canadians are always banning crap.
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Re: ‘Canada’s Black Guy’ has a message for black Americans

sunnubian ·
I'm not sure. I think it's about the same for Black people anywhere on this planet; it is the majority of Black people who don't seem to know this fact; it really only boils down to where a Black person is least likely to get harassed, brutalized and murdered , because the truth is, anywhere Black people are or go on this planet, there are people who are racist against, and hate Black people. ************************ Passports Apply for a Passport The United States Postal Service® operates...
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Re: Even Our Children Are Not Off-Limits For Police Brutality

sunnubian ·
I'm thinking also, since when do police go hunting for people in the Mall for warrants for traffic tickets?
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Re: Woman sues after cop avoids rape charges, says she was raped in front of her son

sunnubian ·
"Prosecutor Jeremy Cali says Montanez likely felt intimidated in the situation but an officer can not be charged with rape if a victim does not explicitly say “no,” is not in custody, or is not threatened or physically restrained." ******************************************************* Now, this is a goddamn lie and this "prosecutor" knows it. A man can legally be charged with rape if he even makes a woman believe he's going to rape her; and his [the cop's] position of Authority, and the...
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Re: Woman sues after cop avoids rape charges, says she was raped in front of her son

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: Woman sues after cop avoids rape charges, says she was raped in front of her son

Momentum ·
Sometimes I just don't know what to say, cases like this demoralizes people and that is the effect the establishment wants. Just give up and treat us any kind of way. This country is inching closer to an authoritarian state as people don't defend their rights to privacy and are brainwashed to believe that cops can do whatever the hell they want if its against the Black community.
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Re: Woman sues after cop avoids rape charges, says she was raped in front of her son

sunnubian ·
Only one thing is going to stop all this. And, as usual , Black people are going to have to be the ones to do it. African Americans, African America, is going to have to take a stand ; A UNITED STAND. African Americans are going to have to decide how we want to live in this country; if we are going to live as Slaves to the whims of every racist psychopath in America , or if we are going stand together to put a stop to all this by-any-means-necessary . That is the only way it's going to stop.
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Momentum ·
Hell, what is worse if you can believe it, CBC sides with New Jim Crow and do not argue in Congress to create jobs, they should have been dead set against TPP another trade deal that will send more jobs out of the country and depress wages more and it's Black people it will hurt the most, we need those jobs, we need better schools and tons more Black owned businesses. Not being able to sustain yourself in decency and can not see a life with optimism is demoralizing. Black economic...
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