Los Angeles public school district cuts budget for one of its schools because too many of the students were white
NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage
March 26, 2017
North Hollywood, Los Ageles (KABC) — Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.
The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.
In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.
The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.
Parents, however, remain frustrated with what the cuts might mean for their children.
“When your class sizes are getting larger and you’re taking resources away from students, I mean ss parents, you do want your kid to go out to college,” one parent, Rosemary Estrada, said.
In an attempt to lessen the budget cuts, the district changed the school’s spending formula to one based on the number of students.
“Thankfully we’re going to keep our librarian. We’re going to keep our nurse, but we may lose a few teachers, but not as many as we once thought,” said Sheila Edmiston, one student’s parent.
Several jobs will still be lost and class sizes could grow. For many parents, the race-based reason of “too many white students” has made the cuts more difficult to swallow.
In Virginia, after a black waitress claimed that a white customer had written a racist note on a receipt, people donated more than $3,600 to the waitress.
However, the receipt with the racist note is actually a reprint of the original receipt, and was printed after the restaurant had closed. So there’s no way that the racist message was actually written by the customer.
Lawyer: Racist Note Given To Black Waitress In Virginia Is A Fake
February 25, 2017
A black waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after she claimed she received a racist note and no tip from a patron last month, fabricated the incident, the customer claims.
Kelly Carter, a waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Va., claimed that a white man stiffed her on his $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote “Great service, don’t tip black people” at the bottom of his receipt.
But the receipt was fabricated, says Daniel Hebda, a lawyer for the patron.
Hebda said in a statement Friday that his client did leave Carter a small tip — one penny — because her service was poor, not because she is black.
“Our client did not nor would he ever write anything about refusing to tip African Americans because of their race,” Hebda said, according to WTOP.
“Our client has no ill feelings towards African Americans. Our client did not leave a $0.00 tip. Our client tipped $0.01 out of his own conviction against tipping well for poor service.”
Hebda said that his client did write on the receipt, but only the message “terrible service.”
Websites like the Huffington Post, Raw Story, the Daily Mail, the New York Daily News and others posted the story as an example of racism in America. The Loudon County NAACP became involved, and a Virginia man opened up an online fundraiser that brought in more than $3,600 for Carter.
Carter’s boss, Tommy Tellez, said last month, after Carter reported the receipt, that customers were showing up to the restaurant and just “dropping cash off” for Carter.
“I was appalled, though it’s kind of in line with the political landscape,” Tellez said at the time.
Though Carter’s story went viral, there were some early indications that her claim did not quite add up. For one, the receipt she posted online was printed several hours after Anita’s New Mexico Cafe closed. The receipt also bore markings showing that it was a reprint of an original receipt.
Hebda says he has reached out to Anita’s “and demanded that they set the story straight and find out who is responsible.”
It is unclear what will happen to the funds donated to Carter.
According to WTOP, the Loudon County NAACP says it is standing behind the waitress.
“It’s sad any way it goes,” Philip Thompson told the TV station.
After Rudy Giuliani said 93% of black murder victims were murdered by other blacks, the Washington Post said his statement was accurate, but then they gave it two Pinocchios anyway!
After Rudy Giuliani said that 93% of black murder victims were murdered by other blacks, the Washington Post said his statement was accurate, but then they gave it two Pinocchios anyway!
You can read the Washington Post’s lengthy and ridiculous attempt to justify their two Pinocchio rating for a statement that they admit is accurate here.
Milo: White Nationalism is Not the Answer
January 26, 2017
Breitbart News Senior Editor MILO declared that “white pride,” “white nationalism,” and “white supremacy,” are not the answer during his talk at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs tonight, urging people to avoid fighting left-wing identity politics with identity politics.
“The reality is, if you force everyone to play identity politics, if you insist in pitting whites against blacks, women against men, straights against gays, the reality is you guys are gonna win and the left isn’t going to like it very much,” declared MILO. “But there’s a better way. Don’t fight identity politics with identity politics.”
“White pride, white nationalism, white supremacy isn’t the way to go,” he continued. “The way to go is reminding them and yourselves that you should be aspiring to values and to ideas.”
“You should be focusing on what unites people and not what drives them apart,” MILO concluded. “You shouldn’t give a shit about skin color, a shit about sexuality… You shouldn’t give a shit about gender, and you should be deeply suspicious of the people who do.”
German court says people named “Mohammad” were “justified” in setting fire to a synagogue, and gives them zero jail time
German court calls synagogue torching an act to ‘criticize Israel’
January 13, 2017
A German regional court in the city of Wuppertal affirmed a lower court decision last Friday stating that a violent attempt to burn the city’s synagogue by three men in 2014 was a justified expression of criticism of Israel’s policies.
Johannes Pinnel, a spokesman for the regional court in Wuppertal, outlined the court’s decision in a statement.
Three German Palestinians sought to torch the Wuppertal synagogue with Molotov cocktails in July, 2014. The local Wuppertal court panel said in its 2015 decision that the three men wanted to draw “attention to the Gaza conflict” with Israel. The court deemed the attack not to be motivated by antisemitism.
Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 to stop Hamas rocket attacks into Israeli territory.
The court sentenced the three men – the 31-year-old Mohamad E., the 26 year-old Ismail A. and the 20-year-old Mohammad A.—to suspended sentences. The men tossed self-made Molotov cocktails at the synagogue. German courts frequently decline to release the last names of criminals to protect privacy.
The attack caused €800 damage to the synagogue. The original synagogue in Wuppertal was burned by Germans during the Kristallnacht pogroms in 1938. Wuppertal has a population of nearly 344,000 and is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The court said the men had consumed alcohol and there were no injuries to members of the synagogue.
A 13-year-old who lived near the synagogue and noticed the flames informed the police. Several days before the fire, a person sprayed “Free Palestine” on a wall of the synagogue.
After the local Wuppertal court decision in 2015, Volker Beck, a leading Green Party MP, said the “attack on the synagogue was motivated by antisemitism” and blasted the court for issuing a decision stating that the goal of the attack was to highlight the war in Gaza.
“This is a mistaken decision as far as the motives of the perpetrators are concerned,” he said, adding that the burning of a synagogue in Germany because of the Middle East conflict can be attributed only to antisemitism.
“What do Jews in Germany have to do with the Middle East conflict? Every bit as much as Christians, non-religious people or Muslims in Germany, namely, absolutely nothing. The ignorance of the judiciary toward anti-Semitism is for many Jews in Germany especially alarming, ” said Beck.
Warning: this video is graphic – it is not the edited version that is mentioned in the article.
Chicago foursome in custody after live streaming kidnapping and torturing Trump supporter
January 4, 2017
A disturbing video of a white man being tortured by four black individuals while tied up and gagged has surfaced as a Facebook Live yesterday from a woman named Brittany Herring. During the video, the white man’s clothes are cut, peppered with cigarette ash, is kicked, punched, and cut as Herring speaks to the camera.
The reason for the torture is that the white man supposedly voted for Donald Trump.
The victim is reportedly special needs, and was a “high-risk missing person” according to police.
During the video, the foursome can be heard saying things like “F*** Donald Trump! F*** white people!” and laughing as they torture the man.
Watch the edited version from Fox32 in Chicago below. Some may consider this graphic.
Chicago police have said that the foursome are now in custody, but no charges have yet been filed. The young man is was treated at an undisclosed hospital, but has since been released.
A man set his ex’s car on fire for revenge, then blamed it on the KKK, police say
December 14, 2016
The 911 caller told a dispatcher that she was worried about her brother’s apparently violent abduction.
She also conceded that she was confused.
“I don’t understand what’s going on,” she told the emergency dispatcher on Sunday.
She had found bloody fingerprints on her car and her brother’s jacket lying in the street. A threatening note was nearby — and her brother, Vincent Palmer, was nowhere to be found.
“Apparently, somebody supposedly got my brother,” the woman told the dispatcher on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. “There’s blood in the car. Somebody left a note in the car and it says ‘KKK. I hate black men who f— with white women. You will never see your grandson again alive.’ ”
But things didn’t add up. Palmer didn’t live with his sister, and she had seen him only sporadically in the past few weeks. So why would a racist kidnapper leave a detailed note at her place?
The 911 dispatcher asked the caller to be frank about her brother: “Has he been having issues with anyone that you know of?”
“He’s been having issues with his girlfriend,” the caller said, according to a recording of the 911 call provided by the Ormond Beach Police Department.
“Issues” was probably an understatement, according to police and the mother of Palmer’s ex.
In a three-day span, they say, Palmer set his ex-girlfriend’s car on fire, wrote two racist notes as part of a staged hate crime, faked his own abduction and was arrested twice.
He remained in custody Wednesday. Police and jail officials did not know whether he had an attorney.
It was all part of an elaborate but ultimately doomed scheme to get back at his ex and avoid paying child support, authorities and the woman’s mother say.
The couple, who have four boys together, broke up in March. They had fought frequently, said Lynda Winn, the ex-girlfriend’s mother.
Sometimes the fight was in court, over child support. Sometimes Palmer landed in jail.
“She kept saying, ‘Oh, I’m done with him,’ ” Winn said of her daughter. “Then next thing I know, she’s calling him up.”
But infidelity was the final straw, Winn said.
“My daughter found out that he was having an affair with this other girl that was pregnant,” Winn told The Washington Post. “He did it once before and she took him back and he said he’d never do it again, but he did.”
Police believe Palmer put the arson plan in motion early Friday after he got out of work as a forklift driver at a warehouse.
He headed for his girlfriend’s house about 4:35 a.m., the police report says, and stopped along the way at a gas station, where he filled a Mountain Dew bottle with gasoline.
When he got to his ex’s house, police say, he taped a note to her mailbox: “I HAVE WATHED [sic] YOU FOR A LONG TIME YOU AND YOUR N—– KIDS DON’T Belong.”
On the other side he wrote one word: “TRUMP.”
Then, the police report says, Palmer scooped up a brick from a neighbor’s yard and shattered the back window of his ex’s Chevrolet Sonic. He then doused the back seat with gasoline, used a burning piece of paper to ignite a fire and made a hasty exit on his scooter, police say.
Seeing the car engulfed in flames, neighbors called 911 and banged on the woman’s door to make sure everyone in the house was okay.
Distraught, Palmer’s ex spoke with police. Then she called Palmer, authorities said.
He showed up on the scooter with a cup of coffee and a cigarette for his ex, Winn said. But, she said, he got antsy “when they said they were going to get fingerprints off the paper. He was like, ‘They can do that?’ ”
Authorities also thought Palmer seemed uncomfortable, according to the police report.
One officer “spoke to the defendant while at the scene and said he appeared to be nervous,” the police report says. Police ran a warrant check and took Palmer into custody.
One of the conditions of his release from jail: He had to pay some of the back child support he owed.
After his release, police say, Palmer faked his own abduction, probably in an attempt to avoid legal trouble from the staged hate crime.
Winn thinks Palmer was also running from his child support obligations.
Her daughter, she said, had asked about additional delinquent money to support the boys. But after Palmer got out of jail, he vanished.
The abduction story began to unravel after Palmer’s sister called 911 and reported the bloody fingerprints and the jacket, which were found in Daytona Beach.
Police there mounted a search and notified surrounding jurisdictions to be on the lookout for Palmer.
They also contacted Ormond Beach Police because of their involvement with Palmer.
Shortly afterward, police tracked Palmer via his cellphone. They found him eating at a Burger King.
Initially, the police report says, Palmer said his name was Raquel Johnson.
But he eventually shared his real identity and admitted to two days of deceit, the report says.
He said he set the fire. He said the kidnapping was bogus, too.
“The defendant told us that he wrote the note found at the arson before he left work,” the report says. “He apologized for the fire and said he never meant to hurt anyone.”
He said the blood outside his sister’s home was his. “He had pricked his own finger and spread the blood around to add to the abduction illusion.”
He was arrested again and charged with second-degree arson.
Palmer remained in Volusia County jail Wednesday with no bail set.
In Michigan, video shows police tying a black man to a chair and beating him so badly that he lost vision in one eye
Police tie black man to chair and beat him until he loses vision in one eye
Frankie Taylor has filed a lawsuit against the police department in Eastpointe, Michigan, after the brutal ordeal
December 8, 2016
A black man in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against his local police department after he was beaten by police so badly that he lost vision in one eye.
Frankie Taylor was arrested for alleged drink driving on 10 August last year. He was taken to the police station, restrained, tied to a chair and savagely beaten.
The disturbing incident at Eastpointe police department was caught on camera. The footage was obtained by Fox News.
After a verbal exchange, the officers get Mr Taylor on the ground and restrain him. They then tie him to chair facing the camera.
“If you keep acting like a child, you’re going to get strapped in that chair and you’re going to stay there,” an officer says to Mr Taylor.
Another officer puts on a pair of gloves and beats the victim until he loses consciousness. His cries of pain and fear are clearly heard in the video.
There are four officers surrounding Mr Taylor while he is tied in the chair.
“Stop resisting,” the officer says automatically as he lands punches on Mr Taylor’s face and head. “Stop resisting.”
“The guy hit me so many times, it made me cry once I seen the tape,” Mr Taylor told Fox news. “I was knocked out.”
He previously had an implant under one eye for glaucoma, but the beating dislodged it and led to his loss of vision.
His lawyer, James Rasor, said the police moved Mr Taylor to jail the next day instead of hospital. By the time he went to a Detroit hospital for surgery a few days later, it was too late to save his eye.
Mr Rasor said his client has “horrible nightmares”. The lawsuit requests a sum of money greater than $75,000, excluding legal fees and punitive damages.
He was not allowed to make a phone call once he got to the jail last August, Mr Rasor said, unlike other detainees who are white. The lawyer described the incident as police brutality.
Eastpointe police department could not be immediately contacted for comment.