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Chicago cops must now radio in incidents when they point a gun at someone 

Chicago cops must now radio in incidents when they point a gun at someone 


By July 2019, any Chicago police officer who points a gun at someone during an arrest or street stop would have to inform dispatchers by radio of the incident under a deal between Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office that was introduced Thursday.

Cops would not have to fill out a use of force report, as they do when they use a Taser or fire a gun, but supervisors would have to review the gun-pointing incident and it would be recorded in city data. The department also would have to develop training on when to point a weapon.

The issue of tracking gun-pointing incidents was a late sticking point between Madigan and Emanuel in the push to bring federal judicial oversight to the department, a process sparked nearly three years ago by video of an officer shooting teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. Lawyers for the two officials have been working toward a consent decr…

'The Single Mother Project'

'The Single Mother Project'


In the United States, 83% of single parents are mothers. Among this percentage of single mothers: 45% of single mothers are currently divorced or separated, 1.7% are widowed, 34% of single mothers never have been married. (Wiki)

Around half of single mothers have never married, 29% are divorced, 21% are either separated or widowed. Half have one child, 30% have two.6 About two thirds are White, one third Black, one quarter Hispanic. (singlemotherguide.com)

A majority (59%) of SNAP households with children were single mother households. Only 15% received cash benefits from TANF.22 Though a small percentage, they represent more than 90% of all TANF families.
(singlemotherguide.com)

A Mother’s Calculation: A Man Will Reduce Her Income
Welfare programs created disincentives for couples to get married because benefits are reduced as a family’s income rises. A mother will receive far more from welfare if she is single than if she has an employed husband i…

Nike ‘responds’ to Trump’s question about Kaepernick – with a huge jump in sales

Nike ‘responds’ to Trump’s question about Kaepernick – with a huge jump in sales


After Nike revealed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be the face of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, President Donald Trump asked one question: “What was Nike thinking?”

The multi-national $34 billion retailer has “responded,” in a sense, with a 31 percent jump in sales.

“There was speculation that the Nike/Kaepernick campaign would lead to a drop in sales, but our data over the last week does not support that theory,” Hetal Pandya, co-founder of Edison Trends, tells Marketwatch.

“Nike’s online sales actually grew 31% from the Sunday of Labor Day weekend through Tuesday, as compared with a 17% gain recorded for the same period of 2017,” Marketwatch adds.

Trump is opposed to NFL players kneeling in silent protest of police killings of Black people. He has also called Kaepernick a “son of a bitch.”

Meanwhile, interest in Nike stock is also jumping.

“Nike has grown in popularity among millenn…

Obama delivers full-throated rebuke of Trump's presidency

Obama delivers full-throated rebuke of Trump's presidency


URBANA, Ill. — The night before the 2016 election, Barack Obama said Donald Trump was “uniquely unqualified” on the economy, “temperamentally unfit” on foreign policy, couldn’t be trusted with the nuclear codes and had “utter contempt for the values that make this nation great.”
Friday, the former president took the stage here in a University of Illinois auditorium and said it had been all that and worse. For all the unprecedented moments Trump’s presidency has brought, Obama's speech, which kicked off his midterm campaigning, marked a new one: a former president going on the attack directly against his successor—and arguing directly that the man in the Oval Office isn’t just a political opponent, but a threat to the core of America itself. "I’m here today because this is one of those pivotal moments when every one of us as citizens of the United States need to determine just who we are, what it is that we stand fo…

Police To Seek Manslaughter Charge Against Dallas Cop Who Shot and Killed Black Man After Mistaking Victim’s Apartment for Her Own [Update]

Police To Seek Manslaughter Charge Against Dallas Cop Who Shot and Killed Black Man After Mistaking Victim’s Apartment for Her Own [Update]


A Dallas police officer shot and killed a 26-year-old on Thursday night after the officer allegedly entered thevictim’s apartment and mistook it for her own, according to police The Dallas Morning News reports that the incident occurred at around 10 p.m. at the South Side Flats on S. Lamar St., just blocks away from police headquarters. But don’t worry, the Morning News also felt that it was appropriate to mention that the officer ... you know, the same one who fired the shot, wasnotinjuredintheincident. According to the police department’s story, the female officer arrived at the apartment complex after working a full shift and strolled into Botham Shem Jean’s apartment, thinking it was the officer’s home. Police declined to explain how the situation escalated and declined to say whether the officer, who remains unidentified, mistook Jean for an intr…

Nick Cannon buys all the black Nike socks in LA store, donates to homeless

Nick Cannon buys all the black Nike socks in LA store, donates to homeless


Entertainer Nick Cannon is the latest celebrity who felt inspired by Nike’s new ad narrated by free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So much so, that Cannon allegedly bought all the black Nike socks at a Los Angeles store on Thursday and donated them to the homeless.

“Drove pass Nike store (sic) and felt compelled to buy all the (black) socks in the store and donate them to the homeless,” Cannon wrote on Instagram.

Cannon said the gesture was done in Kaepernick’s honor.

NATIONAL POLICE ORGANIZATION CALLS FOR NIKE BOYCOTT OVER KAEPERNICK AD

NATIONAL POLICE ORGANIZATION CALLS FOR NIKE BOYCOTT OVER KAEPERNICK AD


The National Association of Police Organizations has fired off a letter to Nike chairman and CEO Mark Parker, saying the org. is now calling for a boycott of all Nike products.

"In featuring Mr. Kaepernick in the 'Just Do It' campaign, Nike grossly insults the men and women who really do make sacrifices for the sake of our nation," the letter obtained by TMZ Sportsreads.

"We are calling on all our member officers, their families and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products."

One of the largest police organizations in the nation is blasting Nike for the new Colin Kaepernick ad campaign ... saying Swoosh's definition of sacrifice is a slap in the face to those who risk their lives to protect the country.

The brand has been receiving both praise and criticism for Kaep's new "Just Do It" ad -- which features the words, "Believe in something. Even if it means sac…

Trayvon Martin’s mom calls out BET for yanking latest Installment of son’s docu-series

Trayvon Martin’s mom calls out BET for yanking latest Installment of son’s docu-series


Monday, SybrinaFulton shared her grievance with the network in an Instagram post after it was revealed that the fifth part of the documentary “RestinPower:TheTrayvonMartinStory,” which was produced by Jay-Z – would not be airing. “Just found out that #BET has made a programming decision not to air ‘Rest In Power’ tonight as schedule#TrayvonMartin17 #RestInPowerTrayvon #YourMomWontGivep #ItsOnParmountNetwork,” Fulton shared with her social media followers on Labor Day. Since its premiere on July 30th,  the program has been scheduled to air on the Paramount Network and BET every Monday night at 10 p.m. But this week, rather than running the next installment of “The Trayvon Martin Story,” BET chose to instead air re-run of their highly rated miniseries, “The New Edition Story,” a move that is speculated to be in preparation for its latest project, “The Bobby Brown Story,” which aired the following evening…

NBC poll shows majority of Americans believe NFL police brutality protest isn’t appropriate

NBC poll shows majority of Americans believe NFL police brutality protest isn’t appropriate


A new poll shows that Republicans and Democrats seem to be divided when it comes to the rights NFL players should have in regards to police brutality protests during the national anthem, NBC’s Meet The Press revealed.

—GOP official resigned after calling NFL ‘baboons’ and ‘ignorant Blacks’ on Facebook—

Host Chuck Todd, said overall 43% of voters think kneeling as the national anthem plays is an appropriate way to protest racial inequality, while the majority, 54%, say it is not appropriate.

However, politics is where the line is drawn in the same and shows a deeper division. Todd claimed 72% of Democrats say kneeling is fitting, versus 23% who say it’s no. For Republicans, the numbers are reversed, with 10% appropriate, 88% not.

When it comes to race, more Blacks than whites side with kneeling protests.

Last thursday a court ruled in Colin Kaepernick’s favor in his fight against the NFL to prov…

NFL releases statement on Colin Kaepernick, social issues

NFL releases statement on Colin Kaepernick, social issues


The NFL released a public statement Tuesday that shows a stance of support when it comes to the social issues raised by Colin Kaepernick and other players over the past two years.   The statement comes on the heels of an announcement from NFL corporate sponsor Nike on Monday making Kaepernick the face of their new Just Do It campaign, a decision that has resulted in praise from some circles and outrage in others. Some were angered enough by the campaign to call for a boycott of Nike and in some cases lit Nike apparel on fire. Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports Nike is also planning a Kaepernick line of apparel and a signature shoe.  “The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity. We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities,” said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL Executive Vice President of Communications and Public…

Trump said that condemning Charlottesville neo-Nazis was ‘the biggest f*cking mistake I’ve made’

Trump said that condemning Charlottesville neo-Nazis was ‘the biggest f*cking mistake I’ve made’


Bob Woodward’s new book on President Donald Trump — titled “Fear: Inside the Trump White House” — is filled with explosive revelations about Trump’s presidency.

One of the most explosive has to do with the president’s handling of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in the summer of 2017, in which the president said that there were “very fine people” on “both sides” of the demonstration.

According to a leaked excerpt obtained by the Washington Post, Trump deeply resented being forced to come out and specifically condemn white nationalists after being advised by aides that he needed to do so to make clear that he was opposed to racism.

“That was the biggest f*cking mistake I’ve made,” Trump told advisers shortly after giving a speech that condemned Nazis, according to Woodward’s sources, who also say Trump called the speech “the worst” he’d ever given.

Woodward also repo…
Philadephia police officer who shot Black man in the back will be indicted for murder


Ryan Pownall, the former Philadelphia cop who shot a fleeing Black man in the back last year, will be indicted on first-degree murder charges.

—Nike launches powerful Colin Kaepernick campaign—

Pownall, who was transporting people to the Special Victim Unit, allegedly stopped David Jones for riding his dirt bike “in a reckless manner.”

According to the police version of what transpired, the officer stopped and frisked Jones, and during a pat down felt a weapon in the man’s waistband, Apple News reports The Philadelphia Police Department claims Jones reached for his gun after Pownall ordered him not to do it. There was a struggle, Pownall’s gun jammed, then the officer shot Jones.

Another, conflicting version of what transpired was reported by Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris, a Philadelphia journalist who has been on the case and has been trying to get to the bottom of what really happened. An …

White people pointlessly burn their own Nike gear in response to Kaepernick ad

White people pointlessly burn their own Nike gear in response to Kaepernick ad


Nike used Labor Day to reveal a new "Just Do It" ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, with a tagline that read "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Kaepernick, 30, last played in the NFL in 2016. He has been a free agent since he began silently protesting police brutality and racial inequality in the US by kneeling on one leg during the national anthem played before games.

And while Nike's decision to feature Kaepernick in its latest campaign was celebrated by many, others were outraged, posting videos and photos on social media of Nike products being cut up, burned, or destroyed.

And the counter-tweet backlash was swift, with people mocking those choosing to destroy a product they paid money for.

CPD officer shot and killed teen, later killed self. Now, lawsuit alleges cover-up

CPD officer shot and killed teen, later killed self. Now, lawsuit alleges cover-up


Almost exactly a year ago, a Chicago cop drove to Hazel Crest for the most mundane of reasons: to buy a computer he’d found online from a 17-year-old kid and the kid’s older brother.

Within minutes, something went horribly wrong. The officer, Brandon Krueger, ended up shooting and killing the teen, Aaron Brandon, and wounding his brother, Dakuarie Brandon, now 22.

Police in the south suburb had a simple explanation. The brothers had set up Krueger to rob him, and the officer fired in self-defense. “The officer is totally a victim in this whole process,” Hazel Crest Police Chief Mitchell Davis said afterward.

What wasn’t publicly known at that time was that Krueger, an Iraq War veteran, apparently had been struggling with mental illness.

In early July — about 10 months after the shooting in Hazel Crest — the 36-year-old officer took his own life. He shot himself in a squad car in the parking lot of the S…

Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign

Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign


Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is part of a new Nike campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the sporting equipment giant’s iconic “Just Do It” slogan, reports said Monday.

Kaepernick, who triggered a political firestorm after kneeling during the US national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice, has not played in the NFL since early 2017.

The 30-year-old is suing the NFL, claiming he has been frozen out of the league by team owners because of his activism.

The new Nike adverts, which were unveiled just days before the kick-off of the 2018 NFL season, show a portrait of Kaepernick with the slogan: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Kaepernick posted the advert on his Twitter account followed by #JustDoIt.

ESPN reported that Nike had kept Kaepernick, who signed a sponsorship deal with the company in 2011, on its payroll throughout the controversy of recent y…

Trump tweets names of black supporters after poll shows him at 3 percent approval among African-Americans

Trump tweets names of black supporters after poll shows him at 3 percent approval among African-Americans


President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning and proceeded to list off the names of a few of his high-profile black supporters in the wake of a poll that shows him with a paltry 3 percent approval rating among African-Americans. On Twitter, Trump wrote: “Tiger Woods showed great class in the way he answered the question about the Office of the Presidency and me. Now they say the so-called ‘left’ is angry at him. So sad, but the ‘center & right’ loves Tiger, Kanye, George Foreman, Jim Brown & so many other greats, even more.” He then added, “The fact is that African/American unemployment is now the lowest in the history of our country. Same with Asian, Hispanic and almost every other group. The Democrats have been all talk and no action. My Administration has already produced like no other, and everyone sees it! You can see the tweets below: Tiger Woods showed g…

GOP official Carla Maloney resigns after calling kneeling NFL players ‘baboons’

GOP official Carla Maloney resigns after calling kneeling NFL players ‘baboons’


A racist Republican county official in Pennsylvania has resigned over social media posts where she called NFL players who protested by taking a knee during the national anthem “baboons” and “ignorant blacks.”

“Tired of these overpaid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in. I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story,” wrote Carla Maloney, the ex-Republican Committee of Beaver County’s secretary, on Facebook under the name Carla Belich Fueller, local outlet The Beaver Countian reported.

“You don’t like it here go to Africa see how you like it there. We are all Americans not African American not Hispanic American. WE ARE ALL AMERICAN,” she added.

The racist posts were made before Maloney was named secretary earlier this year, Chip Kohser, chairman of the RCBC told the Beaver County Times.

Most of the comments were made after many of …

Houston protestors clash outside 55th Annual Islamic Convention

Houston protestors clash outside 55th Annual Islamic Convention

Roughly two dozen members from the Texas Patriot Network and white supremacist groups were “clearly outnumbered” when they squared off with counter-protesters outside a large Islamic convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday afternoon.  “But we’re never outpowered,” said Doc Greene, a local conservative radio talk-show personality who helped organize the protest.  As noted by chron.com, a Texas Patriot Network member was briefly detained after punching a counter-protester at the 55th annual Islamic Society of North America convention. Three people were handcuffed but released under the condition they leave the protests for the day, said L.J. Satterwhite, assistant chief of homeland security for the Houston Police Department.  “We want to make sure that whatever happens, it happens peacefully and no one gets harmed,” Satterwhite said. “We have been very blessed to avoid a lot of the problem…

Kevin Gates goes off on Colin Kaepernick

Kevin Gates goes off on Colin Kaepernick

Gates believes he should have never taken a knee.  “A lot of people are going to look at this f*cked up,” says Gates, who is a practicing Muslim. “I love Colin Kaepernick. That’s my brother. I love his beautiful queen Nessa. I love these people with all my heart. He should have never took a knee…. We bow for no man under the stars but Allah. He should have stood palms up.”  One Twitter user had this to say about Gates’ statement: “Kevin Gates is only an intellectual to mfs who dropped outta high school.”  Kaepernick filed a grievance last October against the NFL, citing a conspiring to keep him out because of his political beliefs. The Guardianreported on Thursday that an arbitrator ruled Kaepernick had enough evidence for his suit to proceed in a trial-like format.  Meanwhile, Gates is prepping Luca Brasi 3 and recently dropped a four-song EP with YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Last year, he was sentenced to a 30-month prison term for gun charges…