Friday, May 12, 2017

Driving While Black Lessons...and other weird news.


For generations, African-American parents have borne a special burden in mentoring their teenage children as they begin driving, having to say, be calm and extra polite when stopped by the police, and do nothing unexpected that could get you killed. Such lessons are a unique but necessary part of being black in America.
It’s horrifying that any parent has to have that conversation. But racial profiling by the police is a reality. These days, repeated and sometimes fatal highway confrontations, captured by cellphone videos, make such warnings a matter of life and death.
Delegate Jeion Ward of the Virginia General Assembly is an African-American grandmother who has long heard her husband and three grown sons pass on sage guidance to the younger generation about what to do if stopped. When Ms. Ward heard her 39-year-old son telling her 17-year-old grandson the facts of real life for traffic stops, her concern grew and it ultimately resulted in a simple bill that was enacted into law this week.
Her measure requires that driver’s education courses for public schools specifically teach how to behave and interact with police officers in traffic stops. Illinois has enacted a similar measure, and Ms. Ward has heard from a half-dozen other states. The Illinois law requires police officers to treat drivers with “dignity and respect” and provide their names and badge numbers when requested. In North Carolina, where a similar driver’s ed bill is under consideration a police accountability group, SAFE Coalition NC, has called for a companion measure so “police officers can understand to control their emotions.” But that’s far from enough.
A Pennsylvania MORON with a penchant for naming his children after Nazi's has officially changed his surname to Hitler, a local news site reported.
As of Monday, the IDIOT formerly known as Isidore Heath Campbell can now legally identify himself as Isidore Heath Hitler, an expression of his admiration for the Nazi leader who was responsible for the mass genocide of German Jews and other groups that he considered undesirable during World War II.
“It’s great. My driver’s license is changed over, my insurance, my registration, all that I needed is changed over,” Hitler said. “I’m the new Hitler.”
In March, a  Superior Court judge in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, approved Hitler's name change request request, which he filed on Valentine’s Day. The change took effect May 8, which was V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking Germany's surrender in 1935.
Hitler’s initials are now I.H.H., which he says represents “I hail Hitler,” according to local media sources.
The tattooed neo-Nazi, who now lives in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, stepped into the news spotlight in 2008 when a New Jersey market refused to put his then-3-year-old son’s name, Adolf Hitler, onto a birthday cake, according to NJ.com.
“I think people need to take their heads out of the clouds they've been in and start focusing on the future and not on the past,” Hitler, a former resident of Holland Township in Hunterdon County,  said at the time. 
He has nine children with at least four mothers but now has custody over none of them, according to the Anti-Defamation League and NewJersey.com. New Jersey authorities stripped of his parental rights for the three children in 2009 after accusations of domestic violence and a determination that he did not have the psychological capacity to care for the children, the ADL explained in a 2013 blog post about the neo-Nazi.
He again roused the attention of the media in 2013 when he showed up at a visitation rights hearing wearing a full nazi uniform.
The names of Hitler's other children include JoyceLynn Aryan Nations, Honzlynn Hinler Jeanie and Hons Henrich ― the latter two are apparent nods to the infamous Nazi Party leader Heinrich Himmler, the ADL said in the blog post.
Hitler was featured in the 2014 Showtime documentary “Meet the Hitlers,” about people who are named after the German leader or had changed their names to Hitler. 
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

You find out that your chicken was fried in cocaine flour. What would you do?

Popeyes’ in Brunswick, Ga (3319 Altama Avenue) is under investigation after a man alerted police that he got an euphoric high after eating dinner from the restaurant. The man stated after he ate dinner he was craving more and more food. Brunswick Police Department went to the Popeyes’ location and collected samples of the food and found numerous trace amounts of drugs: marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine. Many more arrest and details to come.


Colgate University went on lockdown and students were ordered to shelter in place for four hours Monday night while police investigated reports of a gunman on the upstate New York campus. But the “threat” turned out to be a student using a glue gun for an art project.
The campus lockdown occurred after reports that someone had “entered the O’Connor Campus Center while carrying what witnesses believed was a weapon,” said a statement from university spokesman Daniel DeVries.
The precautions on the campus of the private liberal arts college took place on the same day that an attacker armed with a hunting knife stabbed four people, killing one, on the Austin campus of the University of Texas. Police arrested a student over the attack.
But some Colgate students expressed concerns about suspected overreactions to the incident on their campus because the student with the glue gun is African-American.
As police scoured buildings at Colgate, a university of 2,900 undergraduates located in Hamilton about 40 miles from Syracuse, students said rumors spread that there were two gunmen, and one had committed suicide — none of which was true.
Shortly after early reports about sightings concerning a weapon at Colgate around 8 p.m., university administrators tweeted, “There is an armed person at the Coop. Find a safe space and remain indoors. If you are off-campus, stay away.” The Coop is a dining hall on campus.


Cute chicks and fuzzy bunnies weren’t the only creatures that popped up on Easter morning. One South Carolina family got an alligator.
The 9-foot-long gator gave the family a serious jolt after it broke into their upstairs porch in the wee hours of Sunday morning and then refused to leave.
Video taken from the Mount Pleasant family’s second-story porch shows the giant reptile lounging around with its jaws open wide.
“He was perfectly happy. He would have stayed for however long,” homeowner Steve Polston told the local station.
The unwelcome guest apparently managed to climb a 15-foot staircase to the porch. Once there, he broke through a screen door to gain access. Polston said his family heard a commotion and initially thought someone ― as in a human ― had broken into their home.
For those keeping track, this could be yet another gators-love-golf-courses story. The Polstons’ house is located near a pond on a golf course.
Wildlife experts with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources were called to remove the giant animal. Unfortunately, it had to be euthanized right there because it couldn’t be persuaded to leave and was basically too big to be dragged out, The Post and Courier reported.
Nuisance-trapped alligators must be killed and may not be relocated under state law.

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