*We can sure hope David Stephens of Jacksonville, Fla. didn’t mean what he said. And only said it because the news cameras were in his face and caught him off guard. I hope that he will come forth to clarify his stance.
*Far too many people today believe the recently documented power-hungry actions of police officers confirm many of them have clearly lost their minds, so this headline may not be anything out of the ordinary.
But still, wonders never cease to amaze us.
So the recent arrest of a Florida police officer who was under the suspicion of a drug purchase in a Walmart parking lot brought about a very strange admission. Upon confrontation, the officer actually told his arresting officers, “The crack is not for me, it’s for my wife.”
Oh, OK. Carry on. As you were.
Yeah. Right. Only in your imagination, buddy. Its as if the officer expected the response to be sufficient. Continue reading →
*Anyone with a pulse would most likely take offense (or at the very least, question) at the viewpoint of former detective Harry Houck and his justification for the recent “trail of black bodies” at the hands of white officers.
The death of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray, 25, have given black people one more reason to be riled up. And on Tuesday, HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill appeared on CNN‘s “Outfront with Erin Burnett” and unknowingly served as the voice (and temperament) of many who don’t have a platform to pose and argue the questions we have about why it is that white officers appear to so blatantly disregard black lives.
*This is mind-boggling to say the least. When we go to the doctor and then into surgery and we are “put under,” suffice it to say we entrust the nature of our medical repair to the surgeon. We expect that medical professional to be exactly that…professional. So it comes as no surprise that the unusual and unethical procedures used by a British surgeon while he operated on a patient under anesthesia has landed him in hot water with the medical board.
Professor Ninian Peckitt (pictured above), 63, a leading facial surgeon, has been “erased” from a registry that recognizes licensed doctors in the UK after they learned he had one accompanying doctor hold the head of a patient while he punched the patient in the face multiple times under the auspices of fixing his fractured cheekbone.
Peckitt, who is said to have balled up his fist and struck the patient in the face 10 times, has now been found unfit to practice by the General Medical Council, who has actually brought a case against him. Continue reading →
*At first glance, in what can only be seen as a heartless action, an employee who was the unfortunate victim of a robbery at the place where she worked, has been fired from her job because she refused to reimburse the employer for the stolen money.
Two additional things make this employer, Popeyes Chicken, look really bad: One, the woman was robbed at gunpoint and two, they fired a pregnant woman whose life was in danger.
It happened in the Channelview Texas eatery; where approximately $400 was stolen on March 31 during an armed robbery that was recorded by the restaurants’ security cameras.
The woman, Marissa Holcomb, was informed by the store manager that she would be fired if she didn’t replace the stolen money.
*Its hard to imagine a young African American boy still seeing gang life as something cool. What with all the unarmed black men being killed by police – and it being all in your face because it was recorded raw; on cellphone, by people on the street. But one Memphis child is getting a lot of attention after he put photos online showing him celebrating gang life by posing with guns, money and drugs.
*No one was watching as little Damani Terry tried to cross the street to join the girls who were dancing in the park on the other side. So the 2-year-old proceeded to cross — right into the path of an oncoming van.
The van struck the toddler. And shortly after driver Archie Brown, Jr. jumped out to check on the little boy, who was motionless, he, along with the boys older brother and an uncle, would end up dead. Continue reading →