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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tries To Justify Sandra Bland’s Arrest With Ignorant Statement [VIDEO]

Originally posted on The DL Hughley Show:

Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is known for making comments with very little intelligence and she continued her cycle with her attempt to justify Sandra Bland‘s arrest.

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“What if, I mean, there are times, I’m sure, someone has, in the history of this land, used a cigarette against a police officer,” Hasselbeck said during an interview with former New York Police Department officer John Rafferty. “Maybe chucked it at him — pushed it at him?”

Hasselbeck’s comment comes after she and Rafferty analyzed the arrest from start to end. Rafferty even makes a point to admit Officer Enciniacrossed the line and began to take the situation personal when he pulled Bland out of her vehicle.

It was only after Hasselbeck tried to deliberately make a point to justify Encinia’s aggressive arrest that Rafferty agreed he could’ve felt threatened…

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Donald Trump & His PR Clearly Don’t Understand The Meaning Of Rape

Originally posted on 97.9 The Beat:

Donald Trump Presidential AnnouncementDonald Trump?s accession to the GOP presidential candidacy throne has been swift, but not without Trump-isms that read as glaring red flags not only in his presidential candidacy, but in his general life view.

Take, for instance, Trump?s inflammatory comment regarding how he envisions Mexican border control should be improved, labeling Mexicans as rapists and criminals. His reasoning?

“I mean somebody’s doing it!… Who’s doing the raping?”

Donald Trump and his PR team have a narrow definition of rape, though—one that excludes Trump, doesn?t fully encompass the meaning of the term, and trivializes victims.

The Daily Beastpublished an article last night critiquing Trump?s assertion regarding people of Mexican descent in light of the, until now, brushed-over skeleton in his own closet. The publication was careful in choosing its headline: ?Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex.?

By chance, I clicked, and the can of worms that…

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America’s Youngest Convicted Killers To Be Released This Week

Originally posted on The Urban Daily:

Curtis and Catherine Jones were 12 and 13 years old when they confessed to the brutal murder of their father’s girlfriend in 1999. Now the siblings, who spent their formative years behind bars, will be released to a world far different from what they once knew.

Curtis and Catherine lived with their father in Brevard County, Florida after their natural mother — who is White — left her children behind following years of domestic abuse. “Their father wouldn’t let the children go and the mother’s family did not want them because they were half-black,” Catherine told Florida Today.

Curtis and Catherine weren’t happy living with their father for several reasons; not only were they in a small home with their dad and his live-in girlfriend, Sonya Nicole Speights, but “welfare investigators found signs on more than one occasion that the siblings were being abused by a family member. That same family…

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Authorities Release Footage Of Sandra Bland In Jail To Address Rumors About Her Death

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:


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Sandra Bland’s mugshot photo has been the subject of a lot of theory and speculation online. Many people thought it was shady that she was processed in her orange jumpsuit, citing that people usually get processed before changing into the jumpsuit. The other extremely popular theory was that Bland was already dead in the picture.

As result of that latter rumor, Waller County Judge Carbett Duhon released new footage of Bland in the county jail, where she remained for three days until her death. Someone is talking over the footage, explaining everything that Bland was doing from talking to officers, facing a magistrate judge, sleeping in a holding cell and making phone calls.

An autopsy released indicated that Bland committed suicide and didn’t show any signs of a struggle that would be associated with murder. However, her family has called for a Department of…

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President Obama Is Trolling, Says He Could Win A Third Term

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It seems like President Obama has run out of effs to give at this point in his presidency, and that he is speaking his mind a lot more, or trolling all the people who hate him so much just to upset them even more. He said Tuesday in a press conference that he could win a third term in office if he ran again, but that he is barred by the Constitution.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good President. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said during a speech in Ethiopia. “There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving. But the law is the law, and no person is above the law, not even the president.”

Obama’s remarks come just after a new CNN/ORC poll found his approval rating standing in a positive range…

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SGT. James Brown Died In Jail [VIDEO]

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This is a lost video of James Brown in police custody. He went to jail and never made it home because he died in jail. This is a sad case but we have been watching this happen across the country and it has got to STOP!

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Blackface Fundraiser For Officers In Freddie Gray Case Canceled Amid Backlash

Originally posted on News One:

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A fundraiser to benefit the officers in the Freddie Gray case was canceled Wednesday due to backlash from the main event: a former Baltimore police officer performing in blackface.

Bobby Berger, 67, planned to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise funds for the six officers involved in Gray’s unlawful April arrest and death. Jolson, a White entertainer famous for his blackface impersonations from the 1920s through the 1940s, was best known for his role in the racially charged 1927 film, The Jazz Singer.

Berger — whose blackface performances created contention between him and the police department in the 1980s, ultimately resulting in termination — said he sold over 600 tickets in eight days at $45 each for the Nov. 1 fundraiser. But on Wednesday, the Glen Burnie, Md. venue where the fundraiser was to be held, Michael’s Eighth Avenue, abruptly canceled.

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Report: Sandra Bland Mentioned Previous Suicide Attempt, Bout With Depression To Jailers

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Twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland, who died in a Waller County, Texas jail three days after her arrest, allegedly told jailers during her intake that she had previously tried to commit suicide, according to The Houston Chronicle.

The information came to light after a closed meeting with dozens of elected officials and law enforcement officials on Tuesday, which occurred shortly before authorities released a video of Bland’s violent arrest by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on July 10 after a minor traffic infraction.

She was booked at the jail after the arrest, which has become the latest example of police excessive force against Blacks in cities around the nation. The information also underscores allegations and concerns that Blacks are further dehumanized and mistreated by law enforcement once behind bars.

From The Houston Chronicle:

Bland disclosed on a form at the  jail that she…

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Photo Of Bobbi Kristina In Hospice Care Facility Allegedly Being Shopped To Magazines & Websites

Originally posted on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show:

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A photograph of Bobbi Kristina lying in her bed at a Georgia hospice care facility is being shopped to websites and magazines, according to TMZ.

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The site reports:

The photo was shopped to us … we passed. It was taken earlier this week at the facility outside of Atlanta. A woman is hovering over Bobbi Kristina in the photo … we’re told it’s a family member.

This comes after the family has reportedly begun preparations for Bobbi Kristina’s funeral.

The only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was found unconscious in a bathtub at her Georgia home in January. She was then placed in a medical coma and, according to most reports, hasn’t shown much improvement since.

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Baltimore Police Department Posts Sign Mocking Freddie Gray’s Death?

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

Last week, the Baltimore Police Department, faced more public scrutiny after it was alleged that its media office fabricated threats of gang violence were made against its police officers.  These supposed threats just so happened to surface and were released on April 27, the same day that Freddie Gray was laid to rest. The death of Mr. Gray, at the hands of six arresting officers, has become a contentious issue.  It has even been proposed that a rough ride caused Freddie Gray’s severed spine.

Earlier today (July 3), it was reported that a picture of an inflammatory sign was taken on Tuesday, and that sign seemingly mocks the death of Freddie Gray. The Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street, was the area around which the photos which were taken. According to WBAL-TV, the back of a police van was left open and a sign read, “Enjoy your ride, cuz…

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