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
“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 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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