*You’ve been warned. What with all the stories of African American people ending up dead after or during alleged confrontational behavior with police; here comes a case that will have the hairs on your arms at attention.
Sandra Bland had everything to live for, yet correctional officers want her family (and the public) to believe she took her own life only days before she was to start a new job.
She is a resident of a Chicago suburb who had drove to Texas to start a new chapter of her life on July 9. But after three days she was arrested for the “assault of a public servant” during a routine traffic stop in Waller County.
*Go ahead, shake your head, because I’m shaking mine.
Let me put the disclaimer out there now by way of the word ALLEGEDLY. It appears an attorney in New Orleans, along with his wife, a federal Judge, has got some explaining to do. The husband has been accused of cheating on his wife, with one of his clients.
Now, wait: I know what you’re thinking. People cheat all the time, so why is this news.
Bear with me as I make an attempt to simplify it for you before going into greater detail.
The problem here is, the client is being represented by the attorney she is having an affair with; and the judge (the attorney’s wife) is now believed to have had motive in fulfilling a prosecutors request.
*Well here’s something to send any parent into an ‘OMG do you think he saw my (you fill in the blank)?’ frenzy. A high school teacher in Alameda who was probably thinking ‘Oh here’s a way to show how hip and cool I am’ — instructed his students to go home and rummage through their parents drawers in an attempt to find provocative items (read: sex toys, condoms, CDs, etc.) and take a selfie with it. Then they were to report back to school and be ready to present.
Too bad Mr. Cool won’t be around to see how it all went. Placed on administrative leave as the school interviews parents and rummages through his desk and grade books, the teacher is sitting at home fiddling his thumbs, wondering if he’ll have a job tomorrow. Continue reading →
*A woman after my own heart, is what many of us animal-lovers are thinking after reading the headline to this story.
Yang Xiaoyun, 65, may not strike you as a wealthy woman; but that didn’t seem to hold her back from paying a sizable amount of money to rescue 100 dogs from being eaten during an annual dog meat festival, according to a media statement on Sunday.
The animal-loving Xiaoyun paid about 7,000 yuan (US$1,100) to save the dogs in the southern city of Yulin on Saturday, web portal Netease reported.Continue reading →
*If you weren’t careful enough to investigate, you may have thought the iconic brand of ketchup many of us grew up with had changed direction. But that’s not the case, the brand is still on track as regular old ketchup. And Heinz is offering an apology for a snafu with some of their ketchup bottles that still carries an old QR code that now links to an X-rated site, according to CNN Money.
After receiving a complaint from Daniel Korell on Thursday, Heinz couldn’t respond fast enough. Korell alerted the company that when he scanned the code on the ketchup bottle it actually uploaded to a porn site. In his post on the company’s Facebook page, Korell said that the ketchup “is probably not for minors” and added a photo of the spicy hot site.Continue reading →