Campus debate on Black Lives Matter called racist, shut down by protesters
A routine debate on Tuesday hosted by a University of Michigan debate club was effectively shut down after a throng of protesters stormed the event and repeatedly shouted over participants, claiming the topic on whether Black Lives Matter is harmful to racial relations is too racist and bigoted to be discussed.
Holding signs with statements such as “my life is not a debate” and “black lives are not up for debate,” as well as chanting “Black Lives Matter,” hundreds of protesters filed into the room where the Michigan Political Union, a non-partisan parliamentary forum that facilitates discussions about contemporary issues, was just beginning its debate Tuesday night.
Green Party Calls For International Oversight Of US Police Force
This could’ve been the year of third-party candidates. Instead, the Libertarian Party gave us Gary Johnson, who believes we should colonize other planets to combat climate change, and the Green Party gave us Jill Stein along with her running mate Ajamu Baraka. They believe that we need international oversight of our police force.
“The police killing of Keith Scott in Charlotte is simply the latest evidence that the United States is fundamentally unable to protect communities from state-sanctioned violence,” Baraka wrote in a statement. “Therefore, I’m calling for an international response from agencies designed to monitor and hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations around the world.”
Hillary’s Talk of ‘Implicit Bias’ Should Scare Every American
You’re guilty and you don’t know it. Sure, you think you’re a decent person who treats people fairly, judging them on the content of their character and not the color of the skin. But let’s face it: You’re deluded. Especially if you happen to be white, you’re biased and you don’t even know it. You’re unaware of your own privilege, and of the extent to which your beliefs, speech, and even mannerisms oppress people of color. It’s time to confess. It’s time to be re-educated. It’s time to rid yourself of your false consciousness. This is the message of the modern campus radical, of the diversity trainer, and, increasingly, of the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton.
Muslim woman in hijab to appear in Playboy
Playboy magazine is to publish photographs of a Muslim woman fully clothed and wearing a hijab.
Noor Tagouri, 22, a Muslim-American journalist of Libyan descent, will feature in next month’s issue of the men’s publication.
Miss Tagouri will be shown wearing a leather biker jacket, black jeans, and with her head covered.
Her portrait was taken as she sat on a wooden bench in front of a bullet-riddled American flag.
Orlando Terror Attack ‘Triggered’ by Pentagon Drone Strike
FBI withheld phone transcripts revealing Mateen’s motive
The domestic terrorist behind the Orlando nightclub massacre was motivated by a Pentagon drone strike in Iraq a month before the shooting, according to police transcripts made public last week.
Conversations between Omar Mateen and an Orlando police negotiator on June 12 were kept secret by FBI and local police until Friday. The secrecy contributed to misleading media accounts of the terrorist’s motives in the days after the killings.
‘London is open’ Mayor Sadiq Khan vows to defy Brexit and offer City visas to migrants
Sadiq Khan is hoping to maintain the number of migrants entering London by implementing new visa plans for the capital when Brexit is finally put into motion.
The London mayor said a team of business representatives were “working on a model that will ensure we can carry on recruiting and attracting talent”.
When pressed on the issue of a separate work visa for migrants coming to work in the capital, Mr Khan said: “In principle I want to make sure that my job as the mayor means supporting businesses to grow and expand, encouraging business to come into London.
“The three most important words I say when I go around the world is ‘London is open’.”
‘Kill White People, Black Power, BLM’ Spray-Painted on Homes, Businesses & Trump Sign
Deputies found graffiti in Hillsborough County at two different locations.
One wall was hit along Gornto Lake Road in Brandon, with the phrase “kill white people” spray painted. Other tags read “black lives matter” and “BLM.”
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said they don’t know who did this and it’s not the only damage. Less than a 10 minute drive away, a trailer was hit with similar messages. The Trump sign in their front yard was painted over.
“Yeah I’m pissed off, very pissed, because this just ruined our paint job and it makes our neighborhood look like trash now,” Stacy Hatfield said.
Michelle Obama Attacks Trump As ‘Erratic And Threatening’
Michelle Obama, campaigning for Hillary Clinton, unleashed a barrage of attacks on Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling the Republican nominee “erratic and threatening.”
The first lady — who famously said in her convention speech this summer that when Republicans “go low, we go high” — portrayed Trump as a monster during a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania campaign rally.
“If a candidate is erratic and threatening; if a candidate traffics in prejudice, fears and lies on the campaign trail; if a candidate thinks that not paying taxes makes you smart; or that it’s good business when people lose their homes; if a candidate regularly and flippantly makes cruel and insulting comments about women, about how we look and how we act, well, sadly, that’s who that candidate really is,” she said.
Like ‘bring a gun to a knife fight’ threatening?
White student in gorilla mask and overalls carrying noose-tied bananas is charged after facing off against Black Lives Matter protesters
A white student wearing a gorilla mask and overalls was taken away by public safety officers at East Tennessee State University after trying to hand out noose-wrapped bananas to Black Lives Matter demonstrators on campus.
Tristan Rettke, a freshman at the school, was charged with civil rights intimidation by the Johnson City Police Department after the incident took place at Borchuck Plaza on campus, WCYB reported.
The university said Rettke has been placed on interim suspension as his actions ‘go against the values’ of the school ‘where people come first and all are treated with dignity and respect.’
‘They’re pure poison’ Congress overturns veto on 9/11 bill amid calls for Saudi punishment
For the first time during his eight-year presidency, President Obama was on Wednesday overwhelmingly defeated in the House of Representatives as they voted to make the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” law.
This means relatives of the 9/11 victims will be allowed to sue Saudi Arabia for compensation “for their part” in the horrid terror attack.
Hailing the vote, retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters told Fox News it was about time the Saudis were held to account for the “countless misdeeds”.