Category Archives: Straight No Chaser

St. Louis Officer (Female) May Face Lawsuit for Vaginal Search on Street (In Front of Male Officer)

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*A St. Louis cop and her entire department will hopefully be sued by a young woman who was subjected to a vaginal search on the road after being pulled over for an illegal U-turn. I just got pulled over for the same thing…though I’m still investigating what was ‘illegal’ about it! I mean really, where will this sh*t end? I am personally sick of writing stories about police officers who abuse their badge. I am sick of hearing these stories, because I hate that they exist. But they do, dammit. They always have, and unfortunately, they most likely always will.

Of course the victim was a Black woman, and the offensive cop was white. The incident happened in 2012. Kayla Robinson, 24, was driving a car carrying herself and two friends. According to Hawkins, the illegal U-turn was made in order to avoid a police checkpoint. The officer said she witnessed Robinson attempt to hide a bag of weed in her underwear, and a small rock of crack with her foot.

As it turns out, Robinson did turn over a bag of marijuana, but told the officer she didn’t have any crack. Dissatisfied, the female officer told the woman she would be searched, and called for backup to bring her a pair of rubber gloves.

A male officer showed up and watched as Robinson, begging to be taken to the station for the search, was forcibly shoved against the car and humiliated as the cop searched her vagina.

To no avail. No crack. So what does an officer do?

Arrest you. 

Why do I always expect better from a female cop? Now I’m no dummy. Yes, the woman had marijuana on her. Perhaps that was why she was arrested. But here’s the thing. Just consider it, OK? If marijuana was going to get her arrested anyway, why didn’t that happen automatically? Then they’d be at the station, where a cavity search could take place.

Am I making a bit too much sense here? Continue reading

New Movie ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Under Fire for Animal Abuse, PETA Leads the Pack (Watch)

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*Uh oh. This is definitely not a good look for Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures. The two gargantuan studios have teamed up for the highly anticipated movie, ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ scheduled for a January 27 release, but with claims of animal abuse, the opening weekend may start off badly.

According to a report by TMZ, based on a video they received, one of five German Shepherds used as animal actors in the film is seen  being forced into a pool of water. The terrified animal is said to be clawing at the edge of a pool as people off camera laugh and comment, “You just got to throw him in,” as a trainer tries to force the animal into rushing water.

TMZ reports that the scene was shot for the movie in Winnipeg, Canada, in November 2015.

The dog does eventually get in the water, but goes under almost immediately. An off camera person begins yelling “Cut it!” as crew members race toward the animal.

A part of the scene? No one off-set will ever know. Continue reading

The Legacy of President Barack Obama…and an Apology to President George W. Bush

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*Prior to 2008, Barack Hussein Obama did what I’d thought was impossible, or at the very least improbable during my lifetime: he, an unapologetically brown-skinned man, got elected President of the United States. In doing so, he began an eight year journey that led our country to a better place, while affirming a declaration my mother made to me when I was a little boy about everyone being able to be president. Continue reading

Holy Crap! Massive Alligator Just Walks on By as Woman Videotapes (Look!)

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*La dee dah. Imagine you’re just walking along, looking up and all around you, being thankful. And then you stop in your tracks just as a massive-sized alligator crosses your path, “Oh excuse me, I’m just going over here” he seems to say as he strolls on by. This was a moment in the life of a woman visiting Circle B Bar Reserve near Lakeland, Florida. She described the video she took of a 12-foot, possibly 800 pound alligator who strolled across the path she was walking on “very exciting.”

Yes she was is the answer to the question I know crossed your mind just now.

The woman, who took the video over the weekend appears to be standing too close for comfort, but she said she was “close enough” but at a safe distance. Continue reading

‘It’s Been a Long Week, I Was Tired’ Says Nanny Who Used Hot Iron to Discipline Toddler (Watch)

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*A New York woman hired to be nanny to a 2-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with assault, endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon after a Nanny-cam caught her using a hot curling iron to punish the child.

At first 21-year-old Nosipho Nxumalo told a judge she was not guilty after the child, Alexander Persaud, told his mom that the woman burned him.

But then the boy’s mother, Angela Persaud, checked the Nanny cam they had placed in the child’s bedroom.

Nxumalo was arrested.

In the WGN-TV video below you could see the child flinching as the nanny burned his feet and hands.

“She pulled out the curling iron several times. She heated it up,” Persaud told the station. “You see her showing him that it’s going to be hot, and, ‘I’m going to use it on you.’ You see her yelling at him. You see her grab him a few times.” Continue reading

People Have Done Some CRAZY SH*T in Job Interviews, Check Out these Insane Actions!

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*Ah, the dreaded job interview. Nail biting time for some folks, while others, like me (blame it on a background in theatre) see it as just another audition and welcome the challenge.

Nerves can play you like a fiddle. They can make you do the damndest things. I’ve seen people laugh uncontrollably when they’re nervous, shut down completely, and have anxiety attacks so severe that sound reasoning becomes impossible.

But what you will see coming up takes the entire cake. They are some of the STRANGEST things that people have done in job interviews. Recognize any of ’em? I don’t know you personally so if you see yourself it was quite by accident. No offense. The interviewer didn’t contact me about you. Continue reading

I’m Concerned: A Seemingly Depressed Jaden Smith Vents, ‘Nobody Wants to Help Us’ (Watch)

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*I’m just going to come right out and say it: This video of Jaden Smith troubles me. It’s hard to see any child depressed, and when a child puts it on something like Youtube, he may clearly be asking for help. Even if he is the son of famous people like Will and Jada Smith, Jaden  is obviously depressed as he talks about living in a world where there is no support for young people to be themselves. So often people throw such things aside saying things like, “Oh he’s just being a teen. He’ll get over it?”

Didn’t we just see a 12-year-old on Facebook live…venting in a depressed state? You do remember how that played out, right?

At what point do we become concerned? It’s not like I can just pick up the phone and call the Smiths.

This is the only platform I have right now, dammit! Continue reading

MacBook Pro Saves Life During Florida Airport Shooting

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*Who needs a flak jacket when you have a laptop?

I just bought a new MacBook Pro with the TouchBar.

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Oh yes, I did.  LOVE IT.  But I was experiencing a little buyer’s remorse — you pay a premium for Apple’s toys, after all — as I flipped on the news for the first time one day late last week, and heard that a MacBook Pro’s had saved a man’s life.  

I’m keeping mine.  And as soon as I’m done working today, I’m going to buy a new backpack for it.  Keep reading, and you’ll understand all of that!  Continue reading