FUCK your National Anthem

By Christopher R Rice

(About) Kaepernick National Anthem / Police Brutality Protest

I'm about to wipe that stupid grin off of your face. I was just like you. Whenever I heard the National Anthem, tears would well up in my eyes and a lump would form in my throat. As a kid I dreamed of joining West Point. I put on a kitchen towel and pretended to be Super Man or Batman, I would pretend to save the world and the damsel in distress.

I believed. A so called liberal media crammed police loving cop shows down my throat all day long. Who could hate characters like Andy Taylor or Adam-12? I loved those guys. I emulated them. But then I grew up. And I'm not a naïve twelve year old boy, anymore. I'm not as gullible. I'm sure it was easy for you to fool a little child. I would've believed anything. But to date everything that I've been told, everything that I was taught or rather forced fed, has been a lie. A con job to keep the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Softball coach charged with assault after allegedly attacking grandmother at game: 'He body slammed me'

By Hope Schreiber

A softball coach with the Cy-Fair Texas Sting organization has been fired and charged with assault after he allegedly attacked a grandmother at a game in an incident captured on her cellphone camera.
Donna Edwards, 60, was attending her 11-year-old granddaughter’s softball game when she heard someone yelling obscenities from another field. She went over to record a video of a teenager she claims was cursing during the tournament game when a coach in the league, identified as James Schmidt, entered the stands and allegedly lunged at her and knocked her to the ground on Saturday at  Dyess Park in Cypress, Texas.
Edwards said that she started filming the teen, whom she identified as Schmidt’s son, to show his disruptive behavior to the team organizers when, she said, Schmidt charged her “like a bull.”
“He body slammed me. He just charged at me like a football player and he was going for my phone,” she told the Houston Chronicle.  
The video, posted on Faceb…

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Yearbook Page Shows Men in Blackface, KKK Robe

By WTVR - Richmond

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's senior medical school yearbook page features a photograph of a man wearing blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe.  

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 medical school yearbook shows a photo of one person in blackface and another wearing a KKK hood amid other pictures that show only the governor.

The Virginian-Pilot obtained a copy of the photo Friday from Eastern Virginia Medical School library, which Northam attended.

The photos were first published by the conservative news outlet Big League Politics.

It’s unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest of the half-page shows photos of Northam — in a jacket and tie, in a cowboy hat, and next to a car — beneath his name.

The page lists his undergraduate alma mater and his interest as pediatrics.

The Democratic governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Republican state Sen. Bryce Reeves said in a…

Colin Kaepernick's lawyer says NFL owners were colluding by 'kowtowing' to Donald Trump

By Liz

Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, has added a Donald Trump twist to his collusion accusation against the NFL.
Geragos went on the “Today” show on Thursday morning and responded to the comments NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made about Kaepernick at his Wednesday news conference, and he didn’t stop there. He blasted NFL owners for colluding, but said they were doing it to appease President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, Goodell was asked why Kaepernick remains unsigned at his pre-Super Bowl news conference. Goodell emphasized that there is no collusion — every team makes its own decisions based on its best interests and what it takes to win — and if a team thought Kaepernick could help, it would sign him.
Geragos found that laughable (not surprising since he and Kaepernick have filed a collusion grievance against the NFL), and ripped it apart from several angles. But amongst his assertions about Kaepernick’s shape and the unlikelihood that 32 owners would separately c…

'Beyond absurd': Principal says no offense intended when she wore blackface, Steve Harvey costume

By Sam Ruland, USA TODAY

The principal of a Pennsylvania elementary school has apologized after a photo surfaced of her posing as television personality Steve Harvey in blackface. 

The photo of Lisa Boyer, principal at Friendship Elementary School in Glen Rock, obtained by the York Daily Record was also sent to the school district soon after it was taken – in August.

Sandra Lemmon, superintendent at Southern York County, said the school district had been made aware of Twitter posts by a former food service contractor employee who said the district “swept under the rug” a “blackface” incident involving one of its building principals.
“The School District wishes to correct factual inaccuracies in those tweets, as well as to explain the prompt remedial action that was taken to address this unfortunate incident,” Lemmon said in a statement.
The district’s statement, which can be found below, provides some context for the photo: The building principal in question held a team bui…

Good Samaritan pays for hotel rooms for 70 homeless people after propane tank explodes in Chicago


A good Samaritan offered to pay for hotel rooms for 70 homeless people who were camped out in tents in the bitter cold that blanketed Chicago .

The offer came after the Chicago Fire Department on Wednesday confiscated nearly 100 propane tanks given the group to keep them warm as temperatures sank to negative 22 (negative 20 Celsius). The department acted after one of the donated tanks exploded.

The propane tank - one of between 150 and 200 propane cylinders at the encampment - was too close to a space heater. No one was injured in the explosion.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Jacqueline Rachev said city officials told the organization about their actions at the camp. The Salvation Army was about to move the people to a warming center when the city called again and informed them of the gesture.

Rachev was not sure of the identity of the good Samaritan and only knew the hotel was on the city's South Side.

When a fire forced dozens of homeless peo…

The Racist, Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett Is Far-Right America's Endgame

By Joshua Rivera, GQ

Early Tuesday morning, Jussie Smollett, the 36-year-old star of Fox's Empire, left a Chicago restaurant and was reportedly accosted by two men who proceeded to shout racial and homophobic slurs before beating him, pouring an unknown chemical substance on him, and wrapping a rope around his neck before fleeing the scene. According to a statement issued by Chicago police, the incident is being investigated as a "possible hate crime."
The cautious wording is one last wound inflicted on Smollett's battered body, a careful hedging of bets that don't need hedging—a crime scene involving a corpse is not discussed as a "possible death."

But the stodgy apparatus of law enforcement isn't particularly interested in acknowledging social ills—and neither is the news media when it goose-steps around the truth of the matter with shallow euphemisms like "raciallycharged" used to describe open, proud bigotry.

Whiteness in 21st…

Lincoln County trying to keep track of growing number of sex crime cases


TROY, Mo. – It is the number one case for detectives at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department: sex crimes – especially those involving children.

Investigators say it’s a growing problem in Lincoln County and they’re concerned that the problem could get worse.

Captain Mike Merkel, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, says 70 to 75 percent of the department’s criminal investigations are sex crimes. And in 90 percent of those cases, Merkel says the victims are children.

“The majority of our kids that are victimized are victimized by a close family friend or a family member,” he said.

“I think this is a black eye in the dark underbelly of society that nobody wants to talk about, nobody wants to address. If you turn your head, it’s not there but it’s there. It’s absolutely there. It’s present in our community; it’s present in every community across the United States.”

Merkel says there are several reasons for the amount of child sex crime cases in Lincoln County: mor…