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A North Carolina town terminated the town manager after the entire police force quit and crime began to rise.

The Kenly Town Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to fire town manager Justine Jones just three months into her two-year contract, the New York Post reports.

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The vote was held after a month-long investigation into claims by former Police Chief Josh Gibson, his five officers, an assistant town manager and a key clerk — all of whom quit in July.

Jones was blamed for creating a "hostile work environment" that led to the mass resignation of the entire police department.

Jones will take home a severance package worth about $50,000 — half her salary plus benefits, the Post reported.

"Although I was not able to accomplish all the goals in progress in the short time I served the Town, given my untimely departure, my commitment to leaving Kenly better than I found it is an accomplishment I will always be proud of," Jones said in a statement.

In 2016, Jones sued Richland County for terminating her after she reported multiple cases of fraud and wrongdoing. She sued the county for whistleblower retaliation, as well as race, gender, and disability discrimination.

Jones was former assistant director of the Office of Small Business Opportunities in Richland County from 2012 to 2015.

Jones said council members retaliated against her for rejecting applications from certain small businesses for road work in the county.

Kenly is without a town manager and a police force. The search for a new town manager is ongoing.

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Former "Black Ink Crew" star Ceasar Emanuel says a viral video that shows him abusing a dog isn't what it seems.

Ceaser was spotted out & about in NYC Thursday night -- hours after TMZ broke the news that VH1 fired him.
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The video shows Ceasar violently hitting one of his dogs with a metal folding chair. He is also seen placing a dog in a metal cage and kicking the cage down a hill.

Now he claims the video doesn't tell the entire story.

He says he was simply breaking up a fight between his dogs — and he only hit one of the dogs when it lunged at him.

Ceasar says he felt like he had to back down his dogs any way he could, and he feared for his own life.

He says the video clip came from his home security camera -- and he thinks someone with access to his house set him up, since the video was leaked online.

Ceaser also claims both dogs are OK, but he had to give one dog away, and the other dog was placed in obedience training classes.

As TMZ reported, a VH1 spokesperson said, "We have made the decision to cut ties with Ceaser Emanuel from 'Black Ink Crew' New York."

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Gabrielle Union was unceremoniously fired from America's Got Talent after speaking out against "problematic" racism and sexism on the show.

The story was first reported by Gabrielle Union, 47, was let go from America's Got Talent and, according to B. Scott, there's apparently a lot more to the story than what was officially announced.

NBC sources tell exclusively that Union's termination came as a result of her speaking out about "problematic” situations on the set. A source tells there were racist and sexist situations on the set.

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"[Gabrielle's] contract was not renewed after being the #1 talent on the show, NBC and network TV," the source tells B. Scott.

"They only replace the women and blacks at Simon’s whim. She wouldn't walk away from $12 million because she's 'busy.' Based on weekly interactions on social media, by the time AGT finale aired Gabrielle was the #1 talent on network TV for 2019. Why not pick up someone’s option in extreme success?"

NBC reportedly fired Union to switch things up on the show. The NBC sources continue:

"Social media engagement is the new measuring stick for talent and Simon isn't on social media. Juliane and Gabrielle were both way higher ranked/engaged than Howie. The idea the network wants to "switch things up" only applies to women and Black folks. Nick Cannon wasn't crazy. He walked away from 8-figures over how [AGT] operates."

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A routine shoplifting trip to a Family Dollar store ended with the termination of one of the Phoenix officers who responded to the scene.

Iesha Harper, 24, and Dravon Ames, 22, took their daughters - ages 1 and 4 - to the Family Dollar on May 27.

After leaving the store with items they didn't pay for, the couple complained that the police pulled their car over and pointed guns in their faces.

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The store employees had called the cops, saying they believed the family stole items from the store. A worker had observed the 4-year-old girl leaving the store with a doll.

Cell phone video shows the cops pointing guns at the family and ordering them out of their car. The video quickly went viral, and social media activists went nuts. The drama escalated because the family was Black and the cops were Caucasian.

On Tuesday, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said one of the cops, Officer Christopher Meyer, was notified of his termination.

A disciplinary review board had recommended he receive a 6-week suspension, but Williams, who is Black, said the punishment was "not sufficient to reverse the adverse effects on our department and our community."

"I expect more. You deserve more," she said, according to the NY Daily News. "Unlike other professions, we don't have a luxury of a do-over."

Harper, who was five months pregnant at the time of the incident, approved of Meyer's firing - although she said she had hoped both officers would lose their jobs.

"I think I might be able to get a good night's rest for once knowing that he's fired, and it won't happen to no one else," she said. "I think it's a step in the right direction."

The second officer seen in the video received a reprimand for using foul language.

The family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city.

The Dallas Mavericks waived troubled guard Delonte West on Monday following his "indefinite" suspension for being a bad influence on the younger players. The Mavs suspended West twice during the 2012 preseason for unspecified reasons.

On Monday, Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the media West could possibly return to the Mavericks lineup after his suspension.

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