*I hope they catch this irresponsible piece of s*** and lock his ass up! A video captured an adult, said to be a parent, as he punched a 7-year-old boy in the stomach — causing the child to fall to his knees in pain — then walked out the front door of the school, rather nonchalantly, I might add.
I have no information on what preceded such an act, but as far as I’m concerned, there is no excuse for nor reason that adequately justifies, what this man did to this child!
The shocking incident happened last week at the KIPP DC Spring Academy in Washington DC. And John Mclean, the victim, told CNN affiliate WJLA that the punch to the gut was “real painful.”
A CNN report on the incident quotes the child’s mother, who we all can assume was fit to be tied say about the parent. It appears she has heard from the parent based on her words.
*I saw the film Birth of a Nation last night, and without giving any spoilers, I was struck by the “each one, teach one” action that eventually became a prominent piece of the film. So when I came across this story about a man named Kyle Johnson; who has had some bad experiences with cops, and because of this, he now wants to be one, I thought back to last night and the film.
It’s not often that people see how bad things are, and instead of complaining about them, decided to take it on and do it better.
That’s what Kyle wants to do: Be a cop…a good cop.
I don’t know if being a good cop would be my first, second or even third thought if I, not unlike Kyle, had at one time had my head bashed into the grass by some cop with “anger issues.” Those were the words an officer used as he apologized to Kyle Johnson for the actions of his quick-tempered partner. Continue reading →
*It’s been 61 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered (Aug. 28, 1955) for allegedly whistling at a white girl. But the white trash that celebrates his murder refuses to let him rest in peace…even today.
Memorial markers of where the teen’s body was found floating along Mississippi’s Tallahatchie River continues to be vandalized by haters; while the marker standing at the former home of his murderer is continually maintained and adorned with flowers.
The 14-year-old, whose murder prompted the civil rights movement, was beaten beyond recognition, and then shot execution style before being thrown into the river.
A grainy photo of a bloated Emmett Till remains in the psyche of every African American old enough to remember.Continue reading →
*This pains me deeply. Until I found a chiropractor who proved himself to me, I was against all of them. I had visited a chiropractor in Studio City, California once. The office he worked out of had a huge display on Cahuenga Blvd. I went in one day, and I swear, I left out in more pain than when I entered. Because of this, it took years before I had the courage to visit another; and only after I saw the excellent results of someone I knew, following her visit to the new guy.
So when I hear that someone, in this case a woman who happened to be a Playboy model, losing her life, following a visit to a chiropractor, it breaks my heart.
I want to let you know that not every chiropractor is worthy of the license. It’s best if you get a referral from someone you trust. Continue reading →
*We’ve got approximately 21 days before we head to the polls to choose a new POTUS, but President Barack Obama is working up until the very last minute to reform the criminal justice system he began working on months back. But the issue has been with him for much longer. And according to an article in The Washington Post he shared…
“Since my first campaign, I’ve talked about how, in too many cases, our criminal justice system ends up being a pipeline from underfunded, inadequate schools to overcrowded jails.”
And he made good on his word in August 2016, when he commuted the prison sentences of federal 214 inmates (in a single day) who were locked up on drug charges — some of whom were to be locked up for life.
And as of this writing, according to The Daily News, the total number of commuted sentences has gone up to 775; with 102 of them occuring just last week.
But POTUS says he ain’t finished yet! Before he leaves office he aims to reform the amount of child support payments prisoners are carrying in debt.
In an August statement, Justice Department deputy Sally Q. Yates said, “In just the first eight months of 2016, the President has more than doubled the number of commutations granted in all of 2015. But we are not done yet, and we expect that many more men and women will be given a second chance through the Clemency Initiative.” Continue reading →
*You may ask, who was Arthur Lee Duncantell II? Then again, his name may sound familiar but you just can’t place it. He is a young man who lived in San Bernardino, California. A father of two sons who had dreams of starting a group home for wayward boys as a way of helping his community and honoring his mother, Sheilah Y. Kimble, because through these types of boys, he realized the problems he had caused her growing up.
He is a young man who was fatally wounded by an alleged gang member in 2011 and he is among the many Cold Cases still pending.
He was NOT a gang member.
He is a young man whose murder captured media attention because witnesses who saw what happened were too afraid to come forward, and the San Bernardino Police Dept clearly didn’t give a f*ck about the death of another Black man.
I recall talking to Ms. Kimble more than a year ago. She told me that after Tony Valdez’s Fox11 ‘Cold Case’ story on her son in June of 2015, she contacted Detective William Flesher of the San Bernardino Police Department for an update. According to her, the detective allegedly said, “We are not going to waste taxpayer money to investigate because he’s just another nigger in a gang.”
*Houston, we’ve got a problem. A BIG one. And her name is Crenshanda Williams, and she is…WAS a 911 operator. Her crime? Hanging up on legitimate 911 callers because she “wasn’t in the mood to talk at the time.”
Williams had apparently made this move on enough occasions that investigators slid in to do some undercover prying. The 911 operator’s logs had shown an excessive amount of “short calls” with a duration of less than 20 seconds before her supervisors were alerted.
Williams had worked in telecommunications with the Houston Emergency Center since July 2014, when it was discovered she had hung up on thousands of callers, some even resulting in death, between Oct. 2015 and March 2016. Continue reading →
*I’ve shared my home with a pit bull for seven years. If she’s at all indicative of the breed, they are the most misunderstood, maligned, lovable, loyal dogs in the world. Because of that loyalty, she will do whatever I tell her to do — even drop squirrels and feral cats from her jaws.In the hands of the wrong owner, she could have easily been trained to fight.
That said, a wholesale ban on pit bulls — which is exactly what had been proposed in Montreal, Canada — seems like a canine witch hunt to me.