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The shooter was Doug Williams, a longtime assembly line worker at Lockheed, who made no secret about his hatred for Black people.

As Williams stalked his victims at the Lockheed plant in Meridian, Mississippi, on July 8, 2003, he targeted only Black co-workers.

Williams, who is white, opened fire on 14 of his co-workers with a shotgun, killing six of them, before committing suicide.

Survivors say Williams had a long history of making racist comments toward Black people.

According to reports, Judge Ketanji Jackson Brown refused to approve a $22.8 million settlement for the Black workers.

She also denied them the opportunity to gather evidence in a Race Bias Class Action lawsuit against Lockheed.

In her ruling in Washington, DC on Jan. 10, 2019, Judge Jackson agreed with Lockheed's attorneys that the Black workers shouldn't be allowed to pursue their claims as a class since the court previously denied class certification for Black people in July 2017.

Jackson is currently facing questions on Day 3 of Senate hearings to confirm her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would become the first Black woman to be a justice on the Supreme Court.

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The White House flip-flopped a day after Joe Biden denied a report that he is paying illegal immigrants 450,000 each to settle a class action lawsuit.

In a carefully worded statement, White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that the U.S. President is "perfectly comfortable" paying migrant families separated at the U.S. border in 2018.

Jean-Pierre, standing in for fully vaccinated press secretary Jen Psaki who was tested positive for Covid-19, said Biden will settle with illegal immigrants. However, Jean-Pierre said illegals may not receive $450,000 each.

"If it saves taxpayer dollars and puts the disastrous history of the previous administration's use of 'zero tolerance' and family separation behind us, the President is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the individuals and families who are currently in litigation with the US government."

She wouldn't specify an amount, however, the ACLU has said the Justice Department agreed to pay $450,000 per person and up to $1 million per family.

On Wednesday, Biden, 78, was asked by Fox News' White House correspondent Peter Doocy whether the reports were true.

"It's not true," Biden said. "Yeah. $450,000 per person, is that what you're saying? That's not going to happen."

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reportedly settled a class action lawsuit seeking "damages" for immigrant families who crossed the border into this country illegally.

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Joe Biden denies reports that he is giving $450,000 to illegal immigrants who were separated at the U.S. border in 2018.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reportedly settled a class action lawsuit seeking "damages" for immigrant families who crossed the border into this country illegally.

On Wednesday, the U.S. President was asked by Fox News' White House correspondent Peter Doocy whether the reports were true that immigrant families will receive up to $1 million each.

"It's not true," Biden responded. "Yeah. $450,000 per person, is that what you're saying? That's not going to happen."

However, Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, suggested that Biden wasn't briefed on the negotiations.

In a statement Wednesday, Romero said the Justice Department "carefully deliberated and considered" paying large settlements to immigrants for "the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children."

Romero continued:

"The president is abandoning a core campaign promise to do justice for the thousands of separated families. We respectfully remind Biden that he called these actions 'criminal' in a debate with President Trump, and campaigned on remedying and rectifying the lawlessness of the Trump administration."

 

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Three women in Charlotte, NC claim they failed drug tests and lost their jobs after drinking a popular weight loss tea.

According to WSOC, the three Black women filed a class action lawsuit against Total Life Changes (TLC) company that makes the Iaso raspberry lemonade flavored tea.

The women claim the raspberry lemonade flavored tea contains THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.

One woman consumed the tea after seeing ads for TLC and talking to a friend who was selling the Iaso Tea.

After applying for worker's comp following an injury on her job, the woman was surprised when the company asked her how long she had been using marijuana.

"She was like, 'How long have you been using marijuana?' And I said, 'What? Marijuana? No, I don't do drugs. I'm an advocate. I'm in minister classes. I'm writing a book. I'm doing all of this positive stuff in my community."

She added: "I told him it says '0.0 THC.' This is what I've been taking. I do not do drugs. They escorted me to HR and HR took my badge and I'm in tears."

TLC's owner Jack Fallon told WSOC that third party manufacturers were to blame for the tainted tea.

"We use third-party manufacturers all over the world. We trusted them and obviously we got let down in some of these instances," he said.

TLC's website no longer states "0.0% THC." The product description now contains this added line: "We do not recommend use if you are subject to drug testing."


According to CNN.com (via Mashable.com), secret documents leaked to Boy Genius Report blog confirms that Apple knows its new iPhone 4 has a critical design flaw.

The documents describe the "strong company line" that AppleCare representatives are being trained to tell consumers who complain about the new phone's reception problems:

Employees are told to say that the device's reception performance "is the best we have ever shipped" and that its critical antenna flaws are "a fact of life in the wireless world." They are told not to perform service on iPhones with these problems and instead to give customers a PR-driven recitative instead.

In a nutshell, Apple knows the phone has problems but will insist that users are simply "holding it wrong."

These statements are dead ringers for CEO Steve Jobs' own assertions that the iPhone 4 antenna and reception issues do not, in fact, exist. "There is no reception issue," he told one user. But the very fact that this document exists suggests that Apple execs know there is indeed a widespread hardware flaw, even if they're unwilling to address it publicly at this time.

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