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A few readers were very upset with my article titled "Candace Owens in 'advanced' talks with Joe Biden to join ticket."

Candace's loyal followers were offended by my description of her as "anti-Black," in my post.

Candace may not be anti-Black, but her words and actions are offensive to Black people. She is especially hateful towards Black men who are murdered by white police officers.

White people can no wrong in Candace's eyes. Every instance of a white officer killing a Black man is justified as far as she's concerned.

She pulls up criminal records to justify a cop killing, because cops playing judge, jury and executioner seems to be fine with her.

I could post Owens' history, and how she flipped from being pro-Black to anti-Black because there is more money to be made by race baiting and pandering to racists, but I won't go there.
 

Sunny Fairweather wrote:

To Liar in Charge:

Candace Owens is not AntiBlack. To say it is a lie. Action speaks louder than words. I went to Blexit in my hometown. I heard her & others speak. I have followed her a long time listening.

She is on a mission to empower & strengthen the black community & unite Americans of all colors. Equality for all is what she seeks. Keep lying hell is not full yet.

When I responded, referring to Sunny as Candace Owens, Sunny replied:

I am not Candace Owens. I am her American Patriot Sister. I read your lie about her & sent you the email. You are blind to your racism & know nothing about Candace.

Her Grandfather still owns the land their Ancestor bought from his former Slave Master in Fayetteville NC. Her family has always known the struggle. I myself know the struggles we had & experienced during Jim Crowe ERA no minority escaped persecution.

We need people to see what is happening & take responsibility for it & change for the better. Being Blind in the eyes makes your other senses sharper to where you can get the full picture without visually seeing it. Racism needs to die. Do not add to it.

 

Renee Sanders writes:

To whom it may concern:

After reading one of your articles it is obvious to me that you yourself are racist.  How dare you refer to Ms. Owens as anti-black!! The problem with the world today is that when someone feels differently about things than they do they are so quick to refer to them as a racist.  I have listened to some of her debates and she seems very concerned for the black community.

Also after going to you website and looking at the stories that you have written they are all about black people, except for the ones that mention negative things such as "white police officers shooting black people".  Why not use your influence to unite us?  There are so many good things going on in our country as well, why focus on the bad?

Renee Sanders

 

Chris Langford writes:

bias much.... did you see the video. your style is sickening. shot a black man in the back.... does that make you a journalist.... reporting some facts.... scared to write all the facts.... how about a drunk man resisting arrest fighting with the officers and shooting at the officer after he...brooks stole the weapon from the officer..... period.

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Demonstrations and clashes with police continued for a third day in California after an 18-year-old man was gunned down by LA County sheriff's deputies while working as a security guard at an auto body shop.

"He ran because he was scared," one of the protesters' signs read as the crowd chanted, "Why'd you kill that kid?" during a protest on Sunday.

As protesters blocked traffic, a sheriff's helicopter circled overhead. "We don't want to see your children hurt," a voice announced from the helicopter.

He urged the protesters to leave the area so the women and children weren't exposed to pepper spray or tear gas.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed a sheriff's deputy fired six shots at Andres Guardado during a foot pursuit at the rear of a car business at 420 West Redondo Beach Blvd on Thursday, June 18.

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m., when two Compton Station deputies who were on patrol spotted Guardado talking to someone in a car that was blocking the driveway to the body shop.

Guardado reportedly looked at them, produced a handgun and fled southbound between two businesses.

The police stopped him at the rear of the car business and one of them fired six rounds at him, killing him.

A .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol with no markings or serial number was recovered near his body. The gun had been altered with an illegal, extended 15-round magazine with 13 live rounds in it, police say.

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Guardado's sister, Jennifer Guardado, 22, (pictured above), said her brother ran when he saw armed police because he was scared.

"He was going to have a great career and a family," she said Friday, according to The LA Times. "He'll never get to experience that. They took that away from him. I never got to say goodbye."

She said her brother was a hard-working teenager who held down two jobs and loved going to the gym. He was working at the auto body shop to get back into school.

But police say Guardado was not wearing a security uniform, nor was he wearing a gun belt or holster. He did not have handcuffs or a security badge.

The age requirement to work as a security guard in California is 21.

Guardado's family want an independent investigation into Guardado's murder.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Rayshard Brooks' girlfriend, Natalie White, a suspect in the torching of the Wendy's restaurant where Brooks was gunned down by a police officer.

White, 29, was captured on cellphone video allegedly pouring an accelerant into the restaurant before it burned to the ground following peaceful protests on the night of June 13.

White faces charges of arson in the first degree, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said on Saturday.

Police responded to a call about a man asleep behind the wheel of a car in the Wendy's drive-thru lane.

In police body cam footage, Brooks said White was his girlfriend.

"Natalie White, she's my girlfriend," he told the officers. He explained that she dropped him off at the restaurant and then walked to her home a few blocks away.

He said when police arrived, he backed the car into a parking space but he did not drive the car to the restaurant.

Brooks was shot multiple times as he fled from the police officers who attempted to arrest him for a suspected DUI.

Surveillance video shows Brooks turn and fire the taser at the pursuing officer who shot him twice in the back.

Officer Garrett Rolfe was fired from the police force and charged with 11 criminal counts including felony murder and aggravated assault.

Brooks' wife, Tomika Miller, was gifted with a new car to help her get around with her four children, 13-year-old step-son Mekai, and daughters Blessing, 8, Memory, 2, and Dream, 1.
 

 

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One of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's shooting death was fired for "blindly" firing 10 rounds into her apartment.

On Friday, the Louisville Metro Police Department announced the termination of Officer Brett Hankison for displaying "an extreme indifference to the value of human life" when he "wantonly and blindly" opened fire inside Taylor's apartment on March 13, while executing a no-knock warrant in search of a drug dealer who was already in custody.

"You used deadly force by blindly firing ten rounds into Breonna Taylor's apartment without supporting facts that your deadly force was directed at a person (who) posed an immediate threat of danger or serious injury to yourself or others," police chief Robert Schroeder said in a letter advising Hankison of his termination.

“In fact, the ten rounds you fired were into a patio door and window which were covered with material that completely prevented you from verifying any person as an immediate threat or more importantly any innocent persons present," the chief wrote.

"I find your conduct a shock to the conscience. I am alarmed and stunned you used deadly force in this fashion,” the chief added.

The LMPD shared the letter on Twitter.com on Friday.

Taylor, 26, and her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, 27 were asleep in bed when three officers broke down their front door.

Walker grabbed his firearm and shot at the officers, believing they were home invaders. Taylor was shot eight times in the ensuing chaos.

"Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend," a distraught Walker said in a 911 call.

Walker was not injured in the shootout but he was arrested and charged with attempted murder. All charges against him were later dropped and he was released.

Two other officers who discharged their weapons -- Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove -- are still on the police force.

No arrests were announced.

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Criminal charges have been filed against Kansas City detective Eric De Valkenaere, six months after the shooting death of Cameron Lamb.

The 26-year-old father-of-three boys was shot to death as he sat in his pickup truck at his home in the 4100 block of College Avenue on Dec. 3, 2019.

The Jackson County prosecutor's office announced the charges against De Valkenaere on Thursday, June 18, KCTV5 News reports.

According to prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, De Valkenaere was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

According to an affidavit, Des. Troy Schwalm and Det. De Valkenaere responded to a radio call about a traffic incident in the area of College Avenue and 41st on Dec. 3.

A police helicopter observed a red pickup truck being driven to a house at 4154 College Avenue, according to KCTV5 News.

Det. Schwalm arrived at the location first. With gun drawn, he entered the backyard without the resident's permission.

Det. De Valkenaere then arrived, and observed the red pickup, being driven by victim lamb, backing into the garage.

De Valkenaere later stated he could see Lamb's hands on the steering wheel and he saw Lamb's left hand slide down his body toward his waistband, pull a gun and point it toward Det. Schwalm who was standing on the driver's side of the truck.

De Valkenaere then fired his weapon four times through the windshield. Two bullets hit Lamb, mortally wounding him.

When investigators arrived, they saw Lamb's left arm outside the open driver's window. A gun was on the ground under the driver's side window.

But medical records show that Lamb was right-handed and did not have full use of his left hand as a result of an injury he sustained in 2015.

Lamb made a phone call around the time he was shot. His phone recorded audio of the incident. The phone was found by his right side when crime technicians processed the scene.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $30,000 for De Valkenaere, according to KCTV5 News.

Attorney S. Lee Merritt is representing the family.

"We're hoping law enforcement will learn there is accountability if they use deadly for without the proper justification," Merritt said.

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Jennifer Lawrence is using her considerable star power to call for justice for Breonna Taylor, the Kentucky woman who was fatally shot in her bed by police officers in Louisville, KY.

Lawrence created a new Twitter account to call for the police officers who killed Taylor to be brought to justice.

Breonna, 26, was fatally shot multiple times in her own home in March after officers entered her house with a no-knock warrant, searching for a suspect who was already in custody.

The three cops allegedly involved have not been charged or suspended.

In only her second post on a new Twitter profile created this month, Jennifer wrote, "#SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor," above a powerful statement demanding Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron hold them accountable.

"For three months since her murder Breonna Taylor's family, the people of Louisville, Americans across the country, and many around the world have called out for justice," she said in a statement. "And yet, those calls have gone unanswered. No arrests have been made, the officers responsible for her death remain employed by the LMPD (Louisville Metro Police Department), and disturbingly, the LMPD's own investigation report was woefully inaccurate."

The 'Hunger Games' actress also condemned the "erasure" of black women, stating that it could not "continue in America."

She was likely referring to the fact that Black women are raped or killed with barely any attention given to their stories.

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Video of a police shooting outside a South Carolina Walmart was released on Monday -- seven months after Ariane Lamont McCree, 28, was shot dead by a police officer.

Two officers responded to a call about a shoplifter at a Chester Walmart in November 2019. When police arrived, McCree, who was handcuffed by a store security guard, had escaped and was making his way through the parking lot trying to find his car.

McCree's hands were still cuffed behind his back when he was shot dead by a police officer.

The shooting sparked public protests and calls for the officers to be fired.

The Post and Courier newspaper obtained the video footage through an Open Records request.

The video, which has no audio, shows McCree coming out from behind a car when the officer fired three times from at least 8 car lengths away.

The officer approached McCree and appears to remove a gun from the front of McCree's waistband.

The attorney general determined the officers -- Nicholas Harris and Justin Baker -- had acted in self-defense -- despite the fact that McCree's hands were cuffed behind his back and the gun was found in his front waistband.

The police have not yet explained how McCree could have reached the gun with his hands cuffed behind his back.

"Do they think people are stupid enough to believe a story that ridiculous?" writes Nicole Marie on YouTube.com.

"So he was going to his car HANDCUFFED to get a gun he already had then come back in the store walking backwards with the gun pointed to shoot someone???" writes YouTube user Kenneth Stone.
 

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Candace Owens angered many when she defended the actions of an Atlanta police officer who shot a Black man in the back, killing him.

The anti-black, pro-Trump conservative activist trolled her followers by stating she is raising funds to support the white officer who gunned down Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot in Atlanta on Friday night.

Brooks, 27, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. His death was ruled a homicide.

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The cop who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe (pictured left), was fired on Saturday after his superiors determined his use of deadly force was not justified.

His partner, Devin Bronsan, was placed on desk duty until the investigation into the officer-involved shooting is completed.

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Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down and her resignation was accepted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Saturday.

In a series of tweets, Owens, 31, said Brooks is a "criminal" and called for the resignation of Mayor Bottoms and the reinstatement of former police capt. Shields.

"Any person demanding justice for #RayshardBrooks is representative of the absolute vermin of American society. There should be protests DEMANDING that the police chief be reinstated and that mayor @KeishaBottoms
RESIGN for placating CRIMINALS.

I'VE HAD ENOUGH.

#BackTheBlue."

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Rayshard Brooks, the 27-year-old Black man who was shot by an Atlanta police officer, died from 2 gunshot wounds to the back, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

Brooks was gunned down in a Wendy's parking lot while fleeing from police late Friday night.

The incident began when police responded to a report that a man was asleep in a car in the Wendy's drive-thru lane. His car was blocking other cars in the drive-thru lane.

Police body cam video shows Brooks having a polite conversation with one of the officers. After failing a field sobriety test, he asked if he could park his car and walk to his sister's house a short distance away, but his request was denied.

Police attempted to cuff Brooks but he resisted and a struggle ensued between the three men.

Brooks was able to wrest a taser away from one of the cops and flee on foot. Surveillance video shows Brooks turning and pointing the taser at a pursuing officer who then fired three shots, killing Brooks.

The officer who fired his weapon was fired on Saturday after officials viewed the boy cam footage and determined the use of deadly force was not justifiable.

His partner was assigned to desk duty while the investigation into the officer-involved shooting continues.

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned and her resignation was accepted by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Saturday.

Protesters demonstrated peacefully outside the Wendy's restaurant on Saturday. But paid agitators in the crowd burned the restaurant to the ground overnight Sunday.

The Atlanta Police Dept. is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of a Caucasian woman who allegedly set the blaze that torched the restaurant.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard released a statement on Sunday:

"Today, members of my staff had the unfortunate duty of witnessing the autopsy of Mr. Brooks as part of our continued investigation.

Because this is a homicide investigation, there are several technical requirements that must be met before we are able to reach a decision. That includes the confirmation of the ballistics involved and obtaining a preliminary report from the Medical Examiner,” according to the DA’s statement."

So far, no arrests have been made in the murder of Mr. Brooks.
 

 

 

 

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms held a brief press conference on Saturday to announce the termination of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man on Friday night.

27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was sleeping in his car in the Wendy's drive-thru when the police woke him and attempted to arrest him for a DUI.

He was shot in the back after grabbing one officer's taser and attempting to flee.

Mayor Bottoms said the shooting was not a justifiable use of excessive force, and the officer who fired his service weapon was fired. A second officer at the scene was placed on administrative duty.

Mayor Bottoms also announced the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields (pictured). She said Shields "offered to immediately step down" to "rebuild the trust so desperately needed throughout our community."

Shields will be reassigned to another position within the city government, and a nationwide search is underway for her replacement.

"To the family of Mr. Brooks, there are no words strong enough to express how sincerely sorry I am for your loss," said Bottoms.

A crowd formed at the Wendy's parking lot and marched holding signs on Saturday. Many Atlantans took to social media to condemn the shooting.

The fatal shooting comes three weeks after George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer sparked protests and unrest across the country.

Update: Surveillance video shows Brooks on the ground struggling with two Atlanta PD officers. At some point, Brooks grabbed a taser from one of the cops and pointed it at him while fleeing.
 

 

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A Black biological female killed by a white Tallahassee police officer has been identified on social media as a female-to-male transgender.

Police say Natosha "Tony" McDade stabbed a man to death and was fatally shot after pointing a gun at cops around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

An eyewitness told reporters McDade stabbed a man then fled the scene on foot.

Police Chief Lawrence Revell said "anger is justified" after several Black people were killed by white officers in the state.

McDade's death is the third officer-involved shooting in Tallahassee in two months.

Revell said the status of the officer's body camera is unknown. But if it exists it will be made available only after a fringe jury hearing.

McDade was initially identified as a woman on social media.

"A black girl was just killed in Tallahassee by cops. She was walking alone and minding her business. Shot five times," one user tweeted. "Non-male so I know you mother***kers don't care. Just talking to myself..."

But angry transgender activists took to social media to correct the victim's gender and to criticize police and the news media for "misgendering" McDade.

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Louisville Metro Police Department after a Black woman was killed by three white officers who forced their way into her home.

Breonna Taylor, an EMT employee, was fatally shot in the early morning hours of March 13 when officers forced their way inside and "blindly fired" after they were met by gunfire inside the home.

Taylor, 26, was asleep in bed with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who heard a commotion and went to investigate around 12:30 a.m.

The officers were at the wrong house, serving a warrant on a suspect who lived across town and was already in custody.

The cops breached the front door "without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers," according to the suit filed by Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, who is being represented by attorney Benjamin Crump.

"The defendants then proceeded to spray gunfire into the residence with a total disregard for the value of human life," the lawsuit alleges. "Shots were blindly fired by the officers all throughout Breonna's home."

Taylor was shot eight times and died in her bed. Walker, 27, was not hit. He was arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder on a police officer.

The lawsuit states Walker had a license to carry and kept firearms in the home for protection.

Crump is also representing the father of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black male who was shot and killed by 2 white men in Brunswick, Ga. on Feb. 23.

Crump called out the police department for not taking responsibility for the way their officers serve no-knock warrants.

"We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department," he said in a statement on Twitter.

A spokesman for the Louisville police said, "Due to an ongoing internal investigation into this situation, we are not able to comment at this time."

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As he led Indianapolis police on a high-speed car chase on May 6, Sean Reed pleaded "Please come get me!".

The shirtless 21-year-old live-streamed the chase on Facebook before he bailed out of his car and fled on foot near West 62nd Street and Michigan Avenue.

He titled the post, "High speed chase lol." Nearly 4,000 viewers tuned in as Reed yelled expletives at the police chasing him.

Toward the end of the livestream, Reed seemed nervous: "Somebody come get my stupid ass," he said. "Please come get me! Please come get me! Please come get me!... I'm on 62nd and Michigan."

"I just parked... I'm gone. Please come get me!" he said before bailing out of the car.

Reed took off on foot behind a locksmith store. He ran toward several churches and a closed school.

Police say he disobeyed commands to stop. Reed is hard panting. He took his phone out of his waistband and fumbled with it as he ran. A voice behind him can be heard yelling, "Stop now!"

"F*ck you!" Reed replied. Then, "Oh sh*t" as his phone dropped to the ground.

The phone was still streaming live as the sound of gunshots rang out, then silence. Then two more gunshots.

A gun that didn't belong to the cops was found near Reed's body.

Another audio picked up a conversation between two men at the scene. "Looks like it's going to be a closed casket, homie," said one of the voices.

It isn't clear if the person who made the comment was a cop. According to Fox59, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) confirmed shots were fired by "both officers and suspect."

About 150 protesters gathered at the spot where Reed died on Wednesday to protest the police. They chanted "Murder! Murder!" and called for Indianapolis police to identify the cop who killed Reed.

"We deserve better," one community activist told the Star newspaper. "I am disgusted, horrified, tired and angry."

Reed's sister, Jazmine, went to the scene after watching her brother's livestream. She questioned why the cop shot him.

"They could have tased him, beat him up. He could be behind bars, but now he'll be in a casket the next time I see him."

Jazmine said her brother was a ladies man.

During the police chase, one smitten female viewer offered to make Reed a home-cooked meal.

"His smile, he was a ladies man for sure," Jazmine said. I got a 2-year-old, and she loved her uncle so much."
 

 

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Austin officials are "disturbed" by a video that shows an unarmed Hispanic man fatally shot by police while he attempted to flee in his car.

The incident occurred on Friday in Austin, Texas.

In cell phone video of the incident, Mike Ramos, 42, is seen standing next to a white car with his hands up while surrounded by armed police officers. Ramos refused an officer's order to walk towards them. "I don't got no f*cking gun, dawg," Ramos said.

Ramos jumped into the car when an officer fired a bean bag at him. Other officers opened fire when Ramos attempted to drive away. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler was disturbed by what he saw in the video.

"Mike Ramos does not appear to threaten but ends up dead," said Adler. "There's got to be a better way. I'm very disturbed."

He continued: "The use of force is the most potent and irreversible of a police officer's tools and requires trust between officers and the communities they protect."

Adler said the incident would be investigated transparently and information made available to the public.

A Hispanic community group called for Austin Police Chief Brian Manley's resignation.
 

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A veteran Birmingham police detective was arrested for killing her girlfriend who was also having an affair with a male Birmingham police detective.

Police responded to Germania Park around 11:51 p.m. Friday after the city's gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, alerted them to shots fired in the park near Pearson Avenue.

According to news reports, Alfreda Fluker, 39, walked up to the passenger side door of the patrol car and shot Kanisha Nicole Fuller multiple times through the window.

Fuller, 43, was sitting in the parked car with an unidentified male police detective who did not return fire.

Fuller was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to law enforcement website LEOaffairs.com, Fluker was in a relationship with Fuller and shot her after finding out she was also having an affair with the male police detective.

Fluker was taken into custody at her West Birmingham home just before 7 a.m. on Saturday.

The police chief described the love triangle as "something that's been going on for a little while, but without our knowledge."

Fluker, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, had been a police detective with the Birmingham Police Department's Crime Reduction Team for 15 years.

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Initial reports stated Fluker and Fuller were both involved with the male police detective.

According to Fuller's Facebook page, she was the manager of a Birmingham IHOP and the mother of a teenage son.

Fluker is being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail. She faces multiple charges, including shooting into an occupied vehicle and capital murder.