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Former police officer Betty Shelby is exploiting Terence Crutcher's murder by conducting a speaking tour

Former police officer Betty Shelby is exploiting Terence Crutcher's murder by conducting a speaking tour
After being acquitted of murder, she resigned from the Tulsa Police Department.

Now, two years removed from stealing an innocent black man’s life, she’s chosen to exploit his death by conducting a speaking tour in which she discusses “Surviving the Aftermath of a Critical Incident” since “How to Get Away with Murder” was already taken.

Former police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher nearly two years ago. She is now touring the country speaking on the topic “Surviving the Aftermath of a Critical Incident.” Shelby has an engagement scheduled in  Baton Rouge, Louisiana next week. The The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is calling for the engagement to be canceled.

The NAACP wrote in a letter to the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Association, to allow her to “share with a national audience of law enforcement personnel how Deputy Shelby …

Newly Elected Dallas DA Says The ‘Appropriate Charge’ For Amber Guyger Is Murder

Newly Elected Dallas DA Says The ‘Appropriate Charge’ For Amber Guyger Is Murder
On September 6, 30-year-old police officer Amber Guyger killed 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean in his own home. She was charged with manslaughter and there has been outrage over how District Attorney Faith Johnson, who is a Black, Republican woman, handled the case. On Tuesday, Johnson lost her reelection to retired judge John Creuzot, who is a Black Democrat, and he seems ready to do the job Johnson did not do.

District Attorney-elect Creuzot told NBC in Dallas, “I don’t know any police reports. I don’t know any forensic reports, but based on what I have seen, manslaughter is an inappropriate charge, based on the circumstances as I understand them. Once I get in there and I get everything in front of me and it appears the most appropriate charge is murder, then that’s the charge we will go forward with.” He also said, “anything less than murder deviates from Dallas County precedent.”

Back in early October, …

Safety Blitz with Malcolm Jenkins: NFL teams 'are afraid to deal with' Colin Kaepernick

Malcolm Jenkins has not protested during the 2018 regular season. Safety Blitz with Malcolm Jenkins: NFL teams 'are afraid to deal with' Colin Kaepernick MalcolmJenkinsisatwo-timeSuperBowlchampionandveteranNFLsafety.Eachweekthisseasonhe'llsitdownwith

Eric Reid claims NFL drug-tested him for fifth time after his ejection vs. Steelers

Eric Reid claims NFL drug-tested him for fifth time after his ejection vs. Steelers Eric Reid had less than his share of fans after the Carolina Panthers’ blowout loss to the Steelers, but he did draw some interest from the NFL. Again. After he was ejected from the Panthers’ 52-21 loss for a dirty hit on Ben Roethlisberger, Reid said after the game that the NFL had administered a random drug test to him for the fifth time since he rejoined the Panthers. The safety didn’t seem very amused. Eric Reid takes another shot at the NFL Reid hasn’t exactly been the NFL’s favorite player since he rejoined the league on a one-year deal with the Panthers. He has continued to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality, openly feuded with Malcolm Jenkins and the Players Coalition and still has a grievance pending against the league. One player even speculated that the cause of a weak safety market in free agency last offseason was due to teams trying to look li…

Mississippi deputies detained family for hours and threatened to deport them for ‘driving while Latino’

A South Carolina family was detained four hours — and threatened with deportation — while driving to Mexico for a vacation. Marcos and Stephanie Martinez were driving in Mississippi with their three children, his mother and sister, and a family friend June 3, 2017, when a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy pulled over their van, reportedtheClarionLedger. Stephanie Martinez and her children are U.S. citizens, and her husband, who is originally from Mexico, has permanent status as a U.S. resident. The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Mississippi Center for Justice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against five sheriff’s deputies and Hancock County that claims the family’s civil rights were violated through unlawful search and seizure and racial discrimination. “This is a classic case of being arrested for ‘driving while Latino,’” said Rob McDuff, who is serving as MCJ’s attorney. Deputy Milton Latschar pulled the family over on Interstate 10 and asked about their residency status, and questioned the…

Trump responds to Michelle Obama with rant about her husband: ‘I’ll never forgive him’

Trump responds to Michelle Obama with rant about her husband: ‘I’ll never forgive him’
President Donald Trump lashed out at his predecessor after he was asked to respond to former first lady Michelle Obama’s critical comments about his “birther” conspiracy theories.

In her forthcoming memoir, she described Trump’s “birther” falsehoods as “crazy and mean-spirited,” and motivated by racist bigotry, and she accused him of deliberately stoking those conspiracy theories to “stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”

“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington?” Michelle Obama wrote. “What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”

Trump was asked Friday morning to comment on her criticism, and he attacked former President Barack Obama.

“I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly,” Trump sa…

Meet The Man People Are Calling The Colin Kaepernick Of England

Meet The Man People Are Calling The Colin Kaepernick Of England
He’s been called the most hated man in soccer.

Stoke City midfielder James McClean has been refusing to wear a poppy on his uniform, which commemorates British soldiers who died in battle.

The poppy tradition became especially popular after WWII but has been used to honor fallen British soldiers who have died in conflict throughout Britain’s often complicated history.

McClean, who is Irish by birth, argues he won’t wear the poppy because it means something different to his people, who were oppressed by the British empire in the early 20th century.

The poppy has been “used to remember victims of other conflicts since 1945,” McClean argued in an open letter back in 2014, “and this is where the problem starts for me.”

He wrote:

For people from the North of Ireland such as myself, and specifically those in Derry, scene of the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre, the poppy has come to mean something very different … For me to wear a p…

WATCH: Tulsa politician claims a city founder who was a ‘Ku Klux Klanner’ did ‘many many good things’

WATCH: Tulsa politician claims a city founder who was a ‘Ku Klux Klanner’ did ‘many many good things’
A Tulsa City Council member claimed during a meeting of the chamber that the city’s founder did “many, many good things” in spite of being in the KKK.

In a meeting discussing a second name change of a street that still bears W. Tate Brady’s surname, Councilor Karen O’Brien claimed she understands why it’s an “issue” that the city’s founder “was a Ku Klux Klanner.”

“But he also did many, many other good things,” O’Brien said.

In video published by Dylan Goforth, the editor of the watchdog Oklahoma news website The Frontier, Vanessa Hill Harper — the city’s only black council member — “doesn’t respond with words as much as she does body language.”

Video link: https://twitter.com/DGoforth918/status/1060272123015557120

Goforth noted in another tweet that the white council member “eventually compared being in the KKK to getting a math problem wrong” during the meeting.

I always worry about…

A white poll worker in Houston was fired for shouting racist language at a black voter

A white poll worker in Houston was fired for shouting racist language at a black voter
A white poll worker was dismissed and charged with criminal assault on accusations that she hurled a racial remark and shoulder-bumped a black voter at a polling station in North Houston.Juanita Barnes, who is white, reportedly yelled at Rolanda Anthony, who is black, and pointed a finger at her face after an issue with the address on her voter registration."Maybe if I'd worn my blackface makeup today you could comprehend what I'm saying to you," Barnes reportedly said.Barnes continued to make racist comments after Anthony threatened to file a police report: "I'm white. Have you seen the news," she reportedly said."If you call the police, they're going to take you to jail and do something to you, because I'm white," Barnes added.Barnes was escorted out of the building and the county attorney's office launched an investigation.

Conservative commentator pounds GOP for banking on ‘racism and xenophobia’ in the midterms — and losing big

Conservative commentator pounds GOP for banking on ‘racism and xenophobia’ in the midterms — and losing big A conservative WashingtonPost commentator pointed out Wednesday that theGOP’smost“anti-immigrantcranks”paidtheprice by losing their midterm elections. “Even for Republicans, there are limits, I suppose,” commentator Jennifer Rubin wrote. “Republicans’ wipeout in the suburbs, among women, with young voters and college-educated voters can in part be attributable to the GOP’s turn toward nativism,” the conservative writer noted, adding that numerous polls “showed high levels of dissatisfaction” with Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy proposals. Rubin noted that “74 percent of voters in exi

50 Cent Tries On Colin Kaepernick's Afro As He Seeks A New Hairstyle

50 Cent Tries On Colin Kaepernick's Afro As He Seeks A New Hairstyle Colin Kaepernick has great hair. We're not surprised to see people wishing to mimic his well-groomed afro but at a certain point, 50 Cent might just want to give it a rest. When everybody was sharing their Halloween costumes on social media, 50 Cent decided to try out a new look by way of Photoshop. Instead of his usual clean-cut look, Fiddy wanted to see how he would look with The Weeknd's old hair. He ended up not liking it that much as he's now made a switch, opting for Colin Kaepernick's hairstyle this time around, asking the fans if they're down with his new look. 50 Cent has been making a habit of editing his face on other famous people's bodies. He started with The Weeknd and now, he's moved onto former NFL star Colin Kaepernick. He may not have a job in the league but he remains one of the most famous faces in football. Kaep undeniably takes great care of his hair and 50 wanted t…

Dave Chappelle Gives Epic Response to Question About Watching Football

Dave Chappelle Gives Epic Response to Question About Watching Football DaveChappelle confirmed two things when he was stopped by a reporter: That he doesn’t watch the NFL, and he supports ColinKaepernick. On Sunday, during week nine of the league, the famed funnyman was asked if he’d be checking out any football later on that day. “I don’t watch football,” Chappelle answered. The 45-year-old then went down on his knee but joked that he was tying his shoe, not protesting. But based on Chappelle’s past support of Kaepernick, it’s easy to gather that he was really making a statement. For example, Chappelle wore Kaepernick’s jersey to a huge show at Radio City Music Hall last year. And during one of his Netflix stand-up specials, he brought up the quarterback turned activist in his routine. “Took us 400 years to figure out as a people that white people’s weakness the whole time was kneeling during their national anthem. That’s a brittle spirit,” he said. Meanwhile, Kaepernick still hasn’t been …

These are some of the most iconic images from the historic 2018 midterms

Players Coalition earns big win on election night in Florida with Amendment 4

Players Coalition earns big win on election night in Florida with Amendment 4 Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin and other players celebrated a ballot initiative win in Florida on Tuesday. (Getty) ORLANDO, Fla. — The social justice movement that began with NFL players’ on-field protests and endured years of criticism and controversy celebrated an enormous victory on election night in Florida. Several members of the Players Coalition, a group of athletes dedicated to criminal justice reform and racial equality through lobbying and legislation, have pushed for the restoration of voters’ rights to convicted felons who have completed all terms of their sentences, including probation and restitution, but excludes those who are convicted of murder or sex crimes. Amendment 4 passed Tuesday night, with more than 60 percent of the popular vote, and will restore the vote to roughly 1.4 million people. As a discrete group that would constitute one of the biggest cities in America. Florida has the…