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Eight Black Minnesota corrections officers filed a racial discrimination lawsuit for allegedly being barred from guarding Derek Chauvin at the detention center where they work.

The eight non-white guards filed the lawsuit against the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center for allegedly providing only white corrections officers to guard Chauvin.

Chauvin, 44, has been held at the detention center since May 29 on charges of felony murder in the death of George Floyd in south Minneapolis on May 25.

The corrections officers said Superintendent Steve Lydon ordered all non-white officers and the Black officers were told to avoid contact with Chauvin.

In the discrimination lawsuit, Lydon allegedly said the officers' race made them a potential "liability" if anything were to happen to Chauvin after he arrived at the facility.

"I understood that the decision to segregate us had been made because we could not be trusted to carry out our work responsibilities professionally around the high-profile inmate — solely because of the color of our skin," said the acting sergeant, who is Black.

He added: "I am not aware of a similar situation where white officers were segregated from an inmate."

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34 West Virginia cadets who gave Nazi salutes in a "disgraceful" class photo were suspended without pay and three were fired a day after the photo went viral, sparking outrage around the world.

The cadets who participated in a basic training class at the West Virginia Division of Corrections are seen raising the Nazi salute in the photo. The basic training class was held from Oct. 21 to Nov. 27.

Their faces are obscured to protect their identities during the "ongoing investigation", according to the NY Post via the NY Daily News.

Gov. Jim Justice told the Post that he wanted everyone in the photo fired. He said he "ordered the termination of all those that are found to be involved" in the photo - including the photographers.

The photo is captured "HAIL BYRD!", which the Post claims is in reference to a class instructor - not the late Senator Robert Byrd, a known racist and KKK Grand Wizard who admitted creating a Ku Klux Klan chapter before he entered politics. Byrd died in 2010 at age 92.

Byrd was close friends with Hillary Clinton, who said she looked up to him for advice during her terms in the Senate and as U.S. secretary of state.

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Two jail guards were shopping online or sleeping when Jeffrey Epstein took his own life in his Manhattan jail cell in August.

Tova Noel, 31, and Michael Thomas, 41, who are Black, were arrested early Tuesday after they admitted to investigators that they did not check on the millionaire pedophile in his jail cell for several hours because they were on the Internet.

According to an indictment obtained by, Noel and Thomas were surfing the internet or fell asleep instead of performing mandatory checks on Epstein's cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10.

The two jail guards are also suspected of fabricating log entries to say they had checked on the high-profile inmate. Epstein's jail cell was only 15 feet away from the officers.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were formerly arraigned in a Manhattan court for falsifying records and conspiracy in relation to Epstein's death.

The two disgraced officers looked somber as they faced a judge during their arraignment.

As they were being arraigned, their fellow Black guards formed a blockade with their cars around the courthouse in support of the disgraced officers.

Epstein was in jail awaiting a hearing on multiple counts of felony child molestation and human trafficking.

He was placed on suicide watch after he attempted to hang himself on July 23. He was found unconscious on his cell floor with bruises on his neck.

Epstein was taken off suicide watch about a week before his death, but guards were still required to check on him every 30 minutes because he was still considered at risk for self harm.

Rick Ross at 99 Jamz

Former corrections officer-turned-rapper Rick Ross is disputing reports that he was in fear for his life at a Detroit Concert when he was confronted by an angry mob organized by a Detroit rapper.

In a radio interview with Felisha Monet on 99 Jamz (Miami) on Monday, Ross (a notorious liar) said he was not denied access to Hot 107.5?s Summer Jamz 17 concert by a mob organized by rapper Trick Trick.

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Rick Ross on 99Jamz

Former Dade County corrections officer-turned-rapper Rick Ross cancelled his Maybach Music Group (MMG) Tour after running afoul of several chapters of the Gangster Disciples street gang.

Two factions in particular, the Tennessee and Colorado Gangster Disciples, released YouTube videos that may or may not contain threats against the portly rapper’s life.

At issue is Ross' continued unauthorized use of the gang's name and symbol in his rap songs. In addition to the TN and CO chapters of the Gangster Disciples, the Georgia and North Carolina GDs also want a piece of Ross for allegedly not paying monies they say he owes.

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