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CNN fires Marc Lamont over UN comments on Israel...

You have seen the last of Marc Lamont Hill on CNN; the cable news community has fired the Temple University professor after delivering a speech at the United Nations... In which he used an expression used as a canine whistle via Hamas and different anti-Israel terror groups. “Marc Lamont Hill is now not beneath agreement with CNN,” CNN stated in a declaration. Talking at the united nations, hill stated Wednesday, “we've an possibility to now not just provide solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grass-roots movement, nearby action and international movement so one can provide us what justice requires and that may be a unfastened Palestine from the river to the ocean.” “we have to prioritize peace, however we have to no longer romanticized or fetishism it,” he persisted. “we have to recommend and sell nonviolence at every possibility,” and recommended for “the right of an occupied humans” to defend themselves “in the face of nation violence and ethnic cleansing.” Hill disputes the characterization in a long Twitter series that included: Yesterday, I gave a speech at the UN in which I critiqued Israel’s polices and practices toward Palestinians. It’s baffling how people are not responding to the critique, but instead responding to things I didn’t actually say. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 In my speech, I talked about the need to return to the pre-1967 borders, to give full rights to Palestinian citizens of Israel, and to allow right of return. No part of this is a call to destroy Israel. It’s absurd on its face. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 I believe in full rights for all citizens. I believe in safety for all citizens. I believe in self-determination for all citizens. This is not an anti-Semitic position. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 Unfortunately, we are in a moment where any critique of the Israeli government is called anti-Semitic. Any call for Palestinian freedom is seen as an attempt to diminish Israel freedom. This does not have to be, nor should it be, the case. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 I concluded my remarks with a call to free Palestine from river to sea. This means that all areas of historic Palestine —e.g., West Bank, Gaza, Israel— must be spaces of freedom, safety, and peace for Palestinians. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 Anyone who studies the region, or the history of Palestinian nationalism, knows that “river to sea” has been, and continues to be, a phrase used by many factions, ideologies, movements, and politicians. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 The phrase dates back to at least the middle of the British Mandate and has never been the exclusive province of a particular ideological camp. The idea that this is a Hamas phrase is simply untrue. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 It’s also ABSURD and illogical to suggest that a speech that explicitly called for redrawing borders and granting full citizenship for Palestinians IN Israel was also calling for its destruction. People either didn’t listen to the speech or they’re being dishonest. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 I support Palestinian freedom. I support Palestinian self-determination. I am deeply critical of Israeli policy and practice. I do not support anti-Semitism, killing Jewish people, or any of the other things attributed to my speech. I have spent my life fighting these things. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018 My reference to “river to the sea” was not a call to destroy anything or anyone. It was a call for justice, both in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza. The speech very clearly and specifically said those things. No amount of debate will change what I actually said or what I meant. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) November 29, 2018

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(WATCH VIDEO) 'We got bills to pay, sweetie.' Cops forced to return stripper's $19,934 in cash

.mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} Miami-Dade police is on the hook for legal bills after cops illegally seized a cache of guns — and nearly $20,000 in stripper cash... The department has agreed to pay more than $3,000 to defense lawyers hired by Ras Cates, 33, and his wife, Lizmixell Batista, a 20-year-old stripper at Cheetah Gentleman's Club in Hallandale Beach. Presumably, the legal bills won't be paid in singles. Back on May 25, an officer pulled over Cates and Batista, his passenger, when their car cut off a patrol car in Miami's West Little River neighborhood. From the car, patrol officers seized six guns, three of them assault-style rifles, plus the cash, suspected marijuana oil and several bottles of powerful codeine cough syrup without a valid prescription. Miami-Dade police touted the arrest to a local TV station, showing off photos of the guns. “It’s amazing how something as simple as a traffic stop can lead us to crack a lot of cases,” a police spokesman told WFOR-CBS4. “A lot of serial killers are behind bars because of traffic stops." The couple was charged with armed drug dealing, among other felony charges. But defense lawyers immediately challenged the arrest. “What is most disturbing is that immediately following the arrest, the department went on TV and engaged in incendiary speculation without knowing the facts or even acknowledging the rampant violations of my clients’ constitutional rights," said defense attorney Jude Faccidomo. Faced with defense evidence, prosecutors moved quickly to dismiss the case. Cates told cops he legally owned the weapons, and also had a valid concealed-weapons permit. His story checked out. And body-camera footage showed that an officer, while friendly with Cates, never got permission to search the trunk but instead "commanded defendant to pop the trunk," prosecutors wrote. "Search of the trunk was illegal," prosecutor Johnathan Nobile said in a memo explaining why the state declined to press charges. Who possessed the drugs or possibly illegal codeine syrup was never clear either, prosecutors said. Neither Cates nor Batista admitted who owned the marijuana. And whether the syrup was actually codeine was also unclear — Miami-Dade police never took the liquid to the forensics lab for testing. Lawyers for Cates are still trying to get the guns back. As for the money, the bills were discovered in Batista's purse. Body-camera footage obtained by the Miami Herald showed she immediately told cops about her cash-only job. "I was supposed to go the bank to deposit the money. We got bills to pay, sweetie," she told police. The Miami-Dade police department's legal bureau, suspecting it was dope money, asked a civil-court judge to allow the department to keep the $19,934 seized in the car. The department said a Miami-Dade police dog, Roxie, alerted that the cash had been "in close proximity" to large amounts of narcotics. But at the hearing, a fellow stripper named Haley Heath testified that her friend, Batista, earned "significant cash tips" at the Cheetah club. “I felt that the glitter on the seized cash was compelling evidence, but apparently the police department disagreed," said defense lawyer Faccidomo. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rodney Smith agreed there was no probable cause for the seizure and ordered the money returning to the couple.

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US woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home...

A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say. Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son's intentions to put her into care for days, according to court documents. "You took my life, so I'm taking yours," she reportedly said as she was escorted out of the Arizona home she shared with her son and his girlfriend. Mrs Blessing told police she had intended to kill herself, too. The incident happened in the morning of 2 July in the town of Fountain Hills, Maricopa county, police records obtained by local media say. Mrs Blessing's son, whose name has not been released, wanted her to leave for an assisted living facility because she "had become difficult to live with". The mother concealed two firearms in her robe pockets before confronting her son in his bedroom, police said in a statement. During the ensuing argument, she pulled out one revolver, purchased in the 1970s, and fired at her son. Police found the son dead, with two bullet wounds to his neck and jaw. Mrs Blessing then pointed the gun at her son's 57-year-old girlfriend, who managed to wrestle it away and throw it into a corner of the room. She pulled out a second pistol, which she told police her late husband had given to her in the 1970s. The girlfriend managed to knock this one out of Mrs Blessing's hands, too, before escaping and calling the sheriff's office. Police found Mrs Blessing in a reclining chair in her bedroom. She later told them she deserved to be "put to sleep" for her actions. She is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping, and her bail was set at $500,000.

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Texas official blames school shooting on too many exits and entrances....

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and too many exits" on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as "door control." "From what we know, this student walked in ... with a long coat and a shotgun under his coat," said Patrick, a Republican who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. "It's 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped." Patrick, who has previously pushed for open carry and concealed carry laws in Texas, made the comments during a news conference on the same day a 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and injuring at least 10 others. The firearms were owned by the suspect's father, Texas' governor has said. While Patrick also implored parents who own guns to lock them safely away, he focused his remarks not on weapons but on redesigning school entryways. In placing a focus on doors, Patrick seemingly fell in line with the powerful gun-lobbying group's strategy following school-shooting incidents of identifying possible ways -- apart from restricting firearms -- to make campuses safer. "There are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas. There aren't enough people to put a guard in every entrance and exit," Patrick said, suggesting officials consider retrofitting existing schools to reduce doorways. Patrick's proposal drew criticism online, with some noting that it ignored the role of guns in the recent bloodshed.  

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'Shut the f*** up and get out the car!' The shocking moment a Georgia police officer drags a crying 65-year-old grandmother from her car during a traffic stop

This is the shocking moment a screaming 65-year-old grandmother was dragged out of her car by a police officer during a traffic stop.... Squad car video shows Officer James Legg shouting 'you're not in charge, shut the f*** up' before pulling Rose Campbell out of her vehicle during the heated encounter on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta on May 4. Campbell's arrest followed a stand-off lasting more than five minutes during which the driver refused to sign a traffic violation ticket and then ignored repeated requests to leave her vehicle. The Alpharetta Police Department posted the video on Facebook with a statement from Public Safety Chief John Robinson in which he said Legg's behavior 'did not represent our organization'. The footage starts with Campbell's silver SUV being pulled over by the side of the road, before Officer Michael Swerdlove approaches her to check her license and explain she had been ticketed for drifting from one lane to another. After hearing she had been ticketed, Campbell asks Swerdlove to call a supervisor, which he claims to have done. But she refuses to sign the ticket - on offense in Georgia - so Swerdlove asks her to step out of her car so she can be arrested. 'Step out of the car', Swerdlove says repeatedly, to which Campbell replies, 'I'm going to wait for your supervisor.' The exchange then becomes heated as Campbell closes her door on Swerdlove, which he reacts to by shouting at her to leave the vehicle and trying to pull her out. 'Stop it! Your supervisor needs to come now, now!' she replies, at which point a passenger gets out of the back door and walks away from the confrontation. 'You need to get out of the car, you're under arrest,' Swerdlove says. 'Step out of the car, you need to come now.' 'I won't until your supervisor comes,' Campbell says. 'This is abusive behavior, no sir. I need to supervisor, now!' 'You're under arrest, you are resisting arrest,' the officer replies. At this point reinforcements called by Swerdlove arrive in two police cars with their sirens blaring before pulling up next to Campbell's car.   6 freaking cops for an older lady? Hauling her out of her car and man handling her!! Fucker prob got all pension and etc..And clown ? PoPo ?‍♀️ said that’s How he was trained.... smfh... guess from your mom and pops... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW...I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS POST DOES YOUR BRAND NEED HELP!!! NEED PROMOTION? A FRESH NEW LOOK might be just the thing... 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Officer Legg walks to the other side of the car as the polite, but heated, encounter continues. Campbell says, 'I won't come out for him,' referring to the first officer. The second officer says, 'Ok, alright, as he gently helps her out of the vehicle.' But at this point Legg begins shouting curses at Campbell. 'Hey, you're not in charge, shut the f*** up and get out of the car,' he screams. Swerdlove and the second officer continue moving Campbell out of the vehicle, but Legg then grabs her and pulls her with considerable force. She begins screaming as three other officers arrive at the scene. 'Where's your supervisor, where's your supervisor,' Campbell screams. At this point Legg grabs the woman again and pulls her towards the cop cars. 'I want the supervisor, where is the supervisor, I need him now,' Campbell says. 'I'm going to have a heart attack, my blood pressure is sky high.' Off-camera, one of the officers says he is going to call a medic, to which she responds by demanding again to see a supervisor. One of the officers can be heard telling Campbell not to slam her body against the cop car and saying 'please, I need you to sit down now.' Recounting the incident, Campbell said she felt 'scared' and 'ganged up on' by the officers. 'I just panicked, I felt like my heart exploded. Am I in a movie? Is this a movie? I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal,' she told WSB. 'I didn't expect that in America. I didn't expect that in Atlanta. I didn't expect that especially in Alpharetta.' Legg was immediately suspended and has since resigned. Campbell says she wants an apology and more training for officers and has not decided whether to take legal action. Public Safety Chief John Robinson said in a Facebook post about the video: 'We strive to be a transparent department. 'If we are going to be 100 percent transparent, that means that we also must be willing to share with you any major concerns that arise regarding employee performance and behavior. 'There are aspects about this video that simply do not represent our organization.'

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At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year... HOW MUCH? More than tuition at Harvard University That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates. A PATTERN CONTINUES Cost per prisoner has doubled since 2005 The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase. The result is a per-inmate cost that is the nation’s highest — and $2,000 above tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses to attend Harvard. Since 2015, California’s per-inmate costs have surged nearly $10,000, or about 13%. New York is a distant second in overall costs at about $69,000. Critics say with fewer inmates, the costs should be falling. “Now that we’re incarcerating less, we haven’t ramped the system back down,” said Chris Hoene, executive director of the left-leaning California Budget & Policy Center. For example, the corrections department has one employee for every two inmates, compared with one employee for roughly every four inmates in 1994. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH? Costs rising even as prison population declines California was sued over prison overcrowding, and to comply with a federal court-imposed population cap, the Brown administration now keeps most lower-level offenders in county jails instead of state prisons. Additionally, voters in 2014 reduced penalties for drug and property crimes and last fall approved the earlier releases. State Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) said reformers falsely promised a “prison dividend” from savings related to the changes. Instead, there’s now an uptick in many crimes and he’s worried it will lead to an influx of new inmates that will cost more to house. Joan Petersilia, co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, said it was “highly predictable” that per-inmate costs would increase even as the population decreased. “We released all the low-risk, kind of low-need, and we kept in the high-risk, high-need,” she said.  

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SEVEN inmates killed at MAXIMUM security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina

SEVEN inmates were killed after multiple altercations broke out at level three maximum security prison Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina USA, according the South Carolina Department of Corrections... Another 17 inmates required outside medical attention. At least six emergency agencies responding to the "mass casualty" incident that lasted more than seven hours. Lee Correctional Instituion was secured at 2:55am after the incident happened at 7:15pm, both local time. A spokesperson said the incident involved multiple inmates and inmate altercations from three different housing units. An investigation has been launched as all staff and responding law enforcement officers are safe and accounted for. Lee Correctional Institution is a level three maximum security prison for men. The institution is the largest in the state and houses abotu 1,600 inmates. Inmates previously took over the prison in 2012 and 2013. In the four years prior to September 2012 the prision had four uncontrolled fight and three hostage situations.

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SHIT THEY DONT TALK ABOUT !!!! Kansas Trio Convicted in Plot to Bomb Somali Immigrants

WICHITA, Kan. — Federal jurors convicted three men on Wednesday of plotting to blow up an apartment complex where Somali refugees live and pray in Garden City, Kan. The domestic terrorism verdict came at a time when threats against religious and racial minorities are rising nationally, and the case drew interest from the highest levels of the Justice Department. “The defendants in this case acted with clear premeditation in an attempt to kill people on the basis of their religion and national origin,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “That’s not just illegal — it’s immoral and unacceptable, and we’re not going to stand for it.” The men, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Stein, all of whom are white, appeared stoic as the verdicts were read at the federal courthouse in Wichita. Defense lawyers had tried to convince jurors that their clients were manipulated by the F.B.I., and had been unfairly targeted for exercising their rights to own guns and speak freely. “He was a member of a militia. He loved his guns. This was a lifestyle,” Melody Brannon, a lawyer for Mr. Allen, told the mostly white jury. “The government tried to criminalize that lifestyle.”

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A 29-year-old man saved numerous lives during Tennessee Waffle House shooting.

Shaw Jr. said he was grazed by a bullet, treated for a minor gunshot wound and released from the hospital later in the morning... “I don’t know if it has hit me yet as far as witnessing other people dying,” Shaw Jr. said. “It's kind of, it shouldn’t have happened. When I was in the ambulance to hospital I kept thinking that I’m going to wake up and it’s not going to be real. It is something out a movie. I’m OK though, but I hate that it happened.” The suspect then fled on foot, nude, after shedding his coat, police said. Police said they are drafting warrants for murder charges against Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton Illinois, in connection to the shooting. Authorities continue to search for Reinking. A man believed to be Reinking was last seen in a wood line near Discovery at Mountain View Apartments on Mountain Springs Drive, near the Waffle House. The man was wearing black pants and no shirt, police said. The "hero" suffered an injury to his elbow, along with some other abrasions, Aaron said. He was taken to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, was treated for minor injuries and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Shaw Jr. can’t recall how many shots there were, just that a man was on the floor. Shaw Jr. said a bullet grazed and he jumped toward the bathroom. "I remember I was like ‘Dang, I’m basically in a barrel,’ ” Shaw Jr. said. “There is no place for me to go.” As the suspect came through the door, he needed to reload, Shaw Jr. said. That’s when he said he rushed him. “When he came in, I distinctively remember thinking that he is going to have to work for this kill,” Shaw Jr. said. “I had a chance to stop him and thankfully I stopped him.” He added: “I grabbed the gun and kept it down. He had one hand on it. I pulled it away and threw it over the bar.”  

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 (VIDEO)

"A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92," reads a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.... Mrs. Bush served as the country's first lady from 1989 to 1993. She passed away shortly after deciding to forgo further medical treatments for her failing health. Her funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Church in Houston, when she and the former president have been devoted members for decades. Having been hospitalized numerous times while battling congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she decided Sunday that she wanted to be "surrounded by a family she adores," according to an earlier statement released by Mr. Bush's office. "It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself -- thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others," the statement continued. "She is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving." In January 2017, Mrs. Bush and her husband were hospitalized at the same time. She was being treated for bronchitis and the nation's 41st president was being treated for pneumonia. Mrs. Bush is one of only two first ladies in the history of the country who is also the mother of a president. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, a founding father of the nation and its second president, was the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president. Mrs. Bush is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who ran for president of the United States in 2016. During her tenure as the nation's first lady, Mrs. Bush, the mother of six children, was a champion for global literacy and continued the work after she and her husband left the White House. In 1989, she formed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which encourages parents to read to their children. "Literacy fits in with so many other things," she once told The Chicago Tribune. "If more people could read, fewer people would have AIDS. There would be less homelessness. I'm absolutely convinced of that."

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