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Protests turned violent for a second night in Charlotte after Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of a black man. Late Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for the city and deployed the National Guard and State Highway Patrol troopers to assist local police.
One person was shot at the protest and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, Medic said. The city initially reported that he died, but later retracted that, saying he was on life-support.
Medic said on Twitter that it was treating the patient for a gunshot wound en route to Carolinas Medical Center at about 8:45 p.m.
The person was shot in the area of North College and East Trade streets.
Medic said it was responding to “multiple incidents uptown related to the situation in the College Street area” but was no more specific.
The shooting was “civilian on civilian,” the city tweeted. “@CMPD did not fire shot.”
The Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice questioned the city’s account. The coalition said several of its members were just 10 feet from the victim when he was shot.
“I saw the man go down on the pavement,” Minister Steve Knight of Missiongathering Christian Church in Charlotte said in a statement from the coalition. “It was an ambush. The victim was shot while he stood between two ministers, and we believe he was shot by police. We would like to see surveillance video from the surrounding area that may have captured the shooting to determine who was responsible for the shooting.”
Moments earlier, police fired tear gas at protesters at the entrance to the Omni Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Loud booms sounded, and police said explosives had been used.
“Your life is in danger, you need to move!” police in riot gear yelled.
At 9:45 p.m., police fired rubber bullets at the crowd.
President Obama called the mayors of Charlotte, N.C., and Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday to offer his condolences and guidance after the police shootings of two black men.
The president spoke to Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte and Mayor Dewey Bartlett of Tulsa Wednesday afternoon, the White House said in a statement.
Both mayors updated the president on the ongoing situation in their cities and stressed their commitment to maintaining peaceful protests, the White House said.
The president told the mayors he and his administration are committed to providing any assistance needed and stressed his desire for local police to find ways to “calmly and productively” engage protesters.
The White House said Obama will continue to get updates on the situations from Attorney General Loretta Lynch and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
He is the first black President, black people respect him. he needs to lead.
Make. A. Public. Address. Telling. These. Idiots. To Stand. Down.
In a complaint filed in federal court in Sherman, Texas, the plaintiffs said the plan – set to take effect in December – places an undue burden on states.
“Once again, the Obama Administration has illegally expanded its own authority without thinking about the costs or consequences to the American people,” Alabama Attorney General Strange said. “State budgets are already tight, and this one-size-fits-all rule could result in layoffs, understaffed government offices, and long lines for basic services.
The rule, first announced by the U.S. Department of Labor in May, requires employers to pay overtime to any salaried worker earning less than $47,500 a year (about $913 a week) regardless whether they perform executive, administrative or professional duties. Employees with state and local governments are included under the expansion.
Under current law, those who earn more than $23,660 a year, or $455 a week, and perform some managerial duties can be paid as salaried workers and not receive extra pay when they work more than 40 hours a week through what’s known as the “White Collar Exemption.”
The Labor Department estimates the change will extend overtime to as many as 4.2 million workers. Currently, only 7 percent of workers are eligible for overtime; the new rule will push that figure to 35 percent.
Strange said the change would force many state and local governments to eliminate services or layoff staff to cover the increase in employment costs.
“Ultimately, it will be the people who suffer the most from this latest example of federal overreach,” Strange said.
Alabama was joined in the suit by Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
Saban is getting paid and that’s great…
Salute my brother for making a stand for injustice in this country but…. the real problem is and will always be the people and how we treat one another! I see a lot of memes and even articles about Cam vs. Kap, are they OK? But the truth is we are good and will always be good… we all are different have the right to feel anyway we want to… and I salute him for standing (in this case kneeling) for something to if not fix the issues, raise awareness of the issues. I’m an African American that’s black and proud to the day I die and I try to make an impact in my community as much as I can. How are you making a difference? But it all goes for nothing if we all don’t police ourselves and love one another no matter what the race is! We all have to do better and be held accountable for our actions (police included)… I’m not here to talk about race, I’m here to talk about what’s right!!! And we all have to do what’s right no matter the race, age, or gender!
“I said no to having sex,” the accuser, who is a student at Auburn University, wrote Rice. “I didn’t say it just to hear my own voice, I said it because I meant it. So the fact that you didn’t respect me enough to listen really really hurts. I know you knew better than that. I’m saying this because I want you to know that what you did was wrong. Whether it was 5 seconds or it was 20 minutes, it was still wrong.
“So I’m texting you about this for two reasons. One because the next time you are in that position, listen and do not make another girl feel disrespected like I do. Two because I want you you to just leave me alone from now on.”
Rice responded in a series of texts that included the word “sorry” five times.
“Yes I knew it was wrong and I am sorry,” Rice wrote. “There is nothing I can do to make it right. I am really sorry. I should have never put you in that position, I was just in the moment. That is not the person kind of person I am. (Accuser’s name) I am really sorry.”
The accuser responded by saying she wanted Rice to leave her alone and he again apologized.
“Can we just put this behind us and don’t tell anyone. I’ll leave you alone,” Rice wrote. “Once again I am really sorry and I feel terrible about it.”
The accuser responded, “Just don’t do it again.”
The April 18 texts end with Rice writing, “I’m not. I’m really sorry.”
Rice and his accuser did not exchange texts again until he sent a message to her on June 1.
“Hey just checking in on you and wanted to know if you are having a good summer,” Rice wrote. “I’m not asking for you to forgive me but just hope you are doing well. Could u [sic] text back and let me know something please.”
Two days later, the woman responded and asked Rice to “stop trying to reach out” to her by phone and social media.
“I said I wanted to be left alone,” she wrote on June 3. “Im fine until I have to see or hear your name, so seeing it on my phone isn’t what I want. It’s bad enough having to hear my parents read an article about auburn football and it mention you, and then have them constantly question me on why I don’t like you. I can’t say anything because I’m that mortified by it. So please stop, I’m sorry but I just do not want to hear from you.”
Rice asked if they could “please just let it go and never bring it up again” and promised to leave the accuser alone.
“Why?” she responded. “Because you don’t want it getting around and possibly affecting football???”
POLLING. BLOOD. BATH. SNAPSHOT.
|Thursday, September 22|
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|General Election: Trump vs. Clinton||LA Times/USC Tracking||Clinton 43, Trump 45||Trump +2|
|Wisconsin: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein||Emerson||Clinton 45, Trump 38, Johnson 11, Stein 2||Clinton +7|
|Wisconsin Senate – Johnson vs. Feingold||Emerson||Feingold 52, Johnson 42||Feingold +10|
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A woman claims that Birmingham City Councilman William Parker violated her privacy by emailing a sex tape of her and Parker to others.
The invasion of privacy lawsuit, filed in May by Latitia Collins against Parker and another woman, Naomi Gordon, is pending before Jefferson County Circuit Judge Helen Shores Lee.
Gordon was hired late last year to assist with the city’s efforts with the facilitation of the North Birmingham EPA issues per scope and then again as a consultant to Parker in May.
The lawsuit claims that on or around Feb. 3 Parker emailed a video of an “extremely private nature” to Gordon without the knowledge of Collins. The lawsuit also alleges that Parker expected Gordon to email or distribute the video to third parties both inside and outside Alabama.
On Feb. 5, Gordon emailed or distributed the “extremely private video” of Collins to third parties inside and outside Alabama without Collins’ consent, the lawsuit states.
In another court document that seeks answers of Parker, the video is described as a “video containing a private sexual encounter between him and the plaintiff Collins.”
Don’t record sex acts, morons.
Back-to-school activities kicked into high gear in recent weeks as the fall semester began, and in addition to the typical orientations that greet all students, several universities hosted additional events specifically for black students.
They’re billed as ways to enhance black students’ experiences on campus and get them comfortable and involved with their schools.
While segregation of the past has a negative connotation, today its general definition — to set apart from the rest, isolate or divide — describes what’s going on at universities in which special events are designed for students of color, and often specifically for black students.
California State University Fresno recently held a three-day student retreat for black students, for example. The $16,000 undertaking in August included a trip to a water park, skits, and talks of encouragement from professors and peers.
It was hosted so that “new and continuing African-American students, along with African-American faculty, staff and alumni, could exchange ideas of how to create a greater sense of belonging on campus,” according to Fresno State President Joseph Castro.
George Mason University also recently hosted a “Black Freshman Orientation” that sought to “introduce the incoming freshman class to George Mason from the perspective of Black students,” according to a description of the event on the school’s website.
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