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This is the full raw body cam footage of the murder of Sam Dubose by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tinsing. This includes Tinsing speaking to other officers after the shooting.
Dubose was originally stopped for not having a front license plate. Officer Tinsing claimed that Dubose had run him over and was dragging him with his car, which is clearly not the case in the video. Tinsing was indicted by a grand jury on murder charges today (July 29).
People say, “if black women just dropped their sassy ass mouth, cut their “mad-at-the-world” sista girl attitude, & were more obedient to men in authority, their lives would be different. Smartmouthedness leads to singleness. Sassy-as-hell will leave you dead in a jail cell.
Look at Sandra Bland. If she would’ve just said “yes sir” & did like she was told, she’d be alive right now.” If you agree with this train of thought, you are a narcissistic idiot. By: Ebrahim Aseem
Intelligent women who speak their mind make insecure males flaccid. #EbrahimAseem This is why Sandra Bland was arrested.
When a woman resists submitting to a narcissistic male, his inadequacies provoke him to physically assert his non-existent dominance onto her. #EbrahimAseem
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The most shocking revelation to come out of Jose Antonio Vargas’s MTV documentary White People is that according to the film, 4 out of 5 young white people feel uncomfortable discussing race issues. I want to know who that one person is who doesn’t feel uncomfortable, because he or she is lying. In my completely unscientific survey that I’ve just pulled out of my nether regions, 5 out of 5 people—white or black—feel uncomfortable discussing race in mixed-race company, which is where most of these discussions need to take place. The reason for this discomfort is that one always has to be on guard about inadvertently saying something offensive and being labeled a racist, a radical, or a “thug.” This fear chokes off the open discourse necessary to actually change minds and make serious inroads against racism.
Fortunately, Vargas is excellent at creating a non-threatening atmosphere that encourages these young…
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An Australian woman has been detained in Abu Dhabi, and is to be deported from the United Arab Emirates after she took a photo of a car parked across two disabled parking bays and posted it to Facebook.
Jodi Magi, who has worked in the UAE teaching graphic design since 2012, took the photograph in February to draw attention to the driver’s apparent lack of consideration, although she obscured the number plate, reports News.Com.Au.
However, following a complaint to police, the case went to court in June. Magi, 39, was charged under the UAE’s Cyber Crime law and was found guilty of “writing bad words on social media.”
She was issued with a fine of about $2,700. But when Magi went to pay the fine Monday, authorities detained her, pending, they said, her deportation.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told media Tuesday that she expected Magi to be deported in…
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The owners of the doughnut shop where Ariana Grande ignominiously licked a powdered pastry won’t press charges against the pop singer, Entertainment Weekly reports.
A week and a half ago, a security camera at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif., captured Grande and her boyfriend putting their tongues against a doughnut sitting on an open tray, presumably heedless of whether some guileless consumer would later buy and eat it. In the footage, Grande also declares that she “hate[s] Americans” and “hate[s] America.”
Last Thursday, she released a video on YouTube in which she apologized for her behavior, justifying it as an exercise in antiobesity activism.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington has raised more than $250,000 on a crowdfunding site after rejecting a six-figure donation when the donor stipulated it could not benefit transgender girls.
Earlier this year the chapter accepted a $100,000 donation from a donor—about a third of its annual financial aid program—but later returned the money. In May, the national organization Girl Scouts of the USA wrote in a blog post that said any child living “culturally as a girl” was welcome. To make up for the returned donation, Girl Scouts of Western Washington started a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo on Monday and raised more than two times its goal by Wednesday.
More than 5,000 donors have contributed to the “Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl” campaign, which still has about a month left to go. The almost $260,000 raised so far will benefit 1,000 girls, the organization said in an update late…
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Lupita Nyong’o out in France
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